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LAS VEGAS – CES (Booth # N221/N222) – January 5, 2006 – Now in its fifth year, JVC’s Arsenal mobile product line promises to continue to impress car audiophiles with its groundbreaking design and superior sound quality. This year, the Arsenal line features seven new high performance receivers, each offering the technology, features and construction quality to satisfy the most demanding enthusiast.

“JVC’s 2006 Arsenal line features sophisticated design and uncompromising sound quality to please the most discerning audiophiles,” said Gary DeFeo, General Manager, JVC Company of America’s Mobile Electronics Division. “We are proud to continue JVC’s legacy of sound innovation with the new additions to our Arsenal product line.”

The top-of-the-line KD-SH1000 features a wide array of media options for playback versatility and JVC’s most advanced technologies. In addition to CD playback, the KD-SH1000 includes an SD card slot and a USB slot for music file playback. The receiver is also satellite radio ready and “Ready for iPod®”, allowing iPod connection, control, recharging, and information display using JVC’s KS-PD100 adapter. JVC’s XA-HD500 hard drive digital audio player can also be connected using the new KS-PD500 adapter.

To adjust the sound to meet individual tastes and each vehicle’s unique acoustics, the KD-SH1000’s advanced digital signal processing (DSP) includes digital nine-band iEQ for fine-tuning the sound and three-band parametric EQ, which lets users adjust center frequency curves, bandwidth and level independently for bass, midrange and treble. The unit also offers time alignment, which creates an ideal sound field by adjusting speaker delays to ensure that sound from all the speakers reaches the listener at the same time. Other features include BBE Digital high-definition sound that corrects phase delay and distortions to ensure natural, high-fidelity sound, and a low pass/high pass filter optimizes the audio signals sent to the front/rear speakers and subwoofer by filtering out unwanted ranges.

Additionally, the KD-SH1000 has a stunning dot-matrix FL display and a motorized slide-out face. The receiver also features DiAS digital tuning which delivers improved radio reception with minimal interference and signal fade. The unit also boasts 5V line output level, gold-plated inputs and outputs and a multi-function wireless remote control. The KD-SH1000 has a power output of 50 watts x 4 maximum (20 watts x 4 RMS).

JVC’s entry-level Arsenal head unit is the KD-AR270 CD receiver, which features MP3/WMA compatibility, subwoofer output terminals and a subwoofer level and frequency control. It has a power output of 50 watts x 4 maximum (18 watts x 4 RMS). The KD-AR270 also includes 24-bit resolution 1-bit DAC, cEQ and a switchable dimmer.

The KD-AR370 builds on the features of the KD-AR270 by adding satellite radio and Apple iPod ready functionality. Additionally the KD-AR370 has two pairs of gold-plated line output terminals. It also features a wireless oval remote and telephone muting.

The KD-AR470 has all the same features of the KD-AR370 as well as a front auxiliary input for easily connecting other playback devices, a 24-bit resolution Burr-Brown 1-bit DAC and a flip-down detachable faceplate.

The KD-AR770 includes the KD-AR470’s feature set with the exception of the front auxiliary input. Instead, the KD-AR770 includes a USB slot. The KD-AR770 also adds gold-plated adjustable line input terminals as well as gold-plated subwoofer output terminals with a subwoofer level and frequency control. The telephone muting feature includes CD pause functionality. The KD-AR770 adds a MOS-FET power amplifier and an HS-IV tuner for optimum signal reception.

The KD-AR870 adds a brilliant variable-color 3D graphics display that shows off stills, graphics and video clips uploaded using JVC’s PiCT technology. The KD-AR870 also features three-band parametric iEQ, a five-volt line output, and an amp defeat function so the receiver can be used as a pre-amp only unit.

Three 2005 models from the Arsenal line have been retained for 2006. The KD-AR8500, KD-AR7500 and the KD-AR5500 all feature state-of-the-art display screens and SD card slots that allow each unit to serve an in-car digital audio player, offering direct playback of music files. Additionally, these receivers are Sirius radio ready and include JVC’s DiAS digital tuner.

Prices and availability of JVC’s new Arsenal CD receivers are approximate Model Retail Price Available.

KD-SH1000 $399.95
KD-AR870 $269.95
KD-AR770 $219.95
KD-AR470 $179.95
KD-AR370 $139.95
KD-AR270 $119.95
About JVC Company of America
JVC Company of America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd., and a holding company for JVC companies located in North and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment, including high definition displays, camcorders, VCRs, D-VHS recorders, DVD players and recorders, satellite systems, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at or call 800-526-5308.


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