This news will please owners of water vehicles, land transport category PowerSport (ATVs, buggies, snowmobiles), off-road vehicles, as well as owners of motorcycles cruiser class. On sale is a new head unit JVC KD-X38MDBT format 1DIN. It meets Marine specifications, is not afraid of harsh conditions and can be used on all of the above vehicles.
The receiver is built on a car “processor” platform, but has the design, as much as possible adapted for use in harsh environments. All critical components are coated with corrosion-free coating and the board is protected with a special conformal compound.
JVC KD-X38MDBT equipment allows you to build a system of almost any level of complexity – from the basic with front and rear speakers connected directly to the head unit to advanced systems with separate amplifiers. Three pairs of line outlets are provided for their connection. The outputs can be configured in normal 2-WAY mode (front speakers, rear speakers and subwoofer) or “channel-by-channel” 3-WAY mode (tweeters, mid-bass speakers and subwoofer). In both cases there is a delay function (works similarly to car head units). As practice shows, their use in marine audio systems and systems on open cars and motor vehicles allows you to fine-tune the system and achieve a more impressive sound.
You can control and configure the receiver directly from the front panel, or from a Bluetooth-connected smartphone via JVC’s proprietary Remote app – available for iPhone and Android-smartphones. One of the features of the app is that gesture control is available in playback control mode.
Just like JVC car receivers, the “marine” model JVC KD-X38MDBT supports all popular audio formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, as well as FLAC with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution.
A DAB+ digital tuner will be a pleasant addition for those who travel not only in Russia but also in Europe.
If you connect your smartphone via Bluetooth, you can control the Spotify app directly from the head unit. The built-in Bluetooth module allows you to connect two smartphones simultaneously in hands-free mode, supported by the HFP profile with an extended frequency range of speech (WideBandSpeech technology). In BT Audio mode, the audio signal is transmitted with enhanced quality (using AdvancedAudioCodec) and up to five smartphones can be connected to the head unit and switched sequentially between them (JVC Streaming DJ technology).
In addition to this JVC KD-X38MDBT includes proprietary signal processing system JVC K2, based on studio technology JVC K2HD Mastering, it makes the sound more light, detailed and comfortable to hear. Among the additional signal processing are Space Enhancer, Sound Response, Bass Boost, Sound Lift. You can expand the tonal compensation system by turning on the Volume Link EQ function, which corrects at a low volume and takes into account the background noise – it is especially relevant for open transport.
The USB port supports RapidCharge technology so you can charge smartphones and other devices with up to 1.5 amps (BC 1.2 standard). Current consumption in Power Off mode is less than 1 mA (proprietary energy-saving ECO technology), which allows you not to worry about the safety of the battery even during long periods of parking.