JVC and KENWOOD Present Holiday Hours and Warm Wishes

LONG BEACH, CA (12.24.2020) – JVC Direct Dealer Support Team will be available at 1-866-456-3799 during the following hours:

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

12-24 10 AM – 2 PM
12-25 CLOSED
12-26 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
12-27 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
12-28 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-29 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-30 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-31 10 AM – 2 PM
01-01 CLOSED
01-02 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
01-03 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
01-04 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)

Warm wishes to you and your loved ones for holiday celebrations filled with everything that brings you happiness.

Our KENWOOD Direct Dealer Support Team will be available at 1-866-843-6124 during the following hours:

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

12-24 10 AM – 2 PM
12-25 CLOSED
12-26 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
12-27 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
12-28 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-29 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-30 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-31 10 AM – 2 PM
01-01 CLOSED
01-02 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
01-03 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
01-04 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)

We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Visit us.jvckenwood.com for more.

JVC Presenting Online Training Sessions Dec. 8th & 16th

LONG BEACH, CA (12.08.2020) – Join JVC on Tuesday, Dec. 8th @ 12:00 PM EST OR Wednesday, Dec. 16th @ 9:00 PM EST as the topic will be a CLEAR path to your JVC product selling success. Show your customers you are the expert when it comes to JVC products with the knowledge you will gain from the last mass training of 2020.

Hear additional selling insights from special guest Ata Ehdaivand of Absolute Electronics in Rockville, MD & The Mobile Electronics Syndicate.

Come excited to learn things like:

· Why You Should SELL JVC
· NEW Dash Cam – Kicking off JVC’s USA introduction to the dashboard camera market – this dashcam has all of the right features at the right price
· KW-Z1000W Key Features – What You Need To Know
· Phone Mirroring – Simplify the different ways JVC products can mirror the screen of smartphones and tablets!
· Wireless Hi-Res Audio – With the need for the best in sound quality continuing to grow, JVC brought the missing piece to the puzzle with LDAC
· LED Lit Speakers – Rain or shine, JVC has the perfect solution for those harsher environments, and JVC always comes to light up the party!

Meeting Info – December 8th 12:00 PM EST
JVC – Our Vision Is CLEAR
Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST)

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Meeting Info – December 16th 9:00 PM EST
JVC – Our Vision Is CLEAR
Wed, Dec 16, 2020 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (EST)

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Visit us.jvc.com/car for more.

Remembering Karl Kawachi

LONG BEACH, CA (10.12.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment was greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of one of their independent sales representatives, Karl Kawachi- Pro Line Hawaii.

Karl Kawachi

Karl- a long-time rep and pioneer of the Hawaiian 12-volt industry was a cultural icon and true music aficionado. He was born and raised in Hawaii and loved music early on, eventually playing bass guitar in his high school band. He was an early supporter of IASCA and DB Drag in the Hawaiian competition scene. He started Pro Line Hawaii in 1989 in Aiea, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Prior to that Karl worked as a rep for Now Marketing, beginning in 1983. Among the many lines that Karl represented were JVC, Cerwin Vega, Eclipse, Electra Media, and Rockford Fosgate.

Karl valiantly battled cancer since 2017 until his passing on October 5th, 2020. He is survived by his wife Phyllis and daughters Sarah and Kelly.

“A friend to all and with a smile for everyone, Karl was a wonderful man and a true 12-volt pioneer in the islands,” said Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales.

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JVC Now Shipping LED-Lit Marine / Motorsports Speakers

LONG BEACH, CA (10.05.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is thrilled to announce the release of 2 new 6-1/2” 4-ohm marine/motorsports speaker sets with built-in LED lighting. Both coming in with a MAP of $199.95, the CS-DR620MBL feature black grilles, while the CS-DR621MWL feature white.

Designed for outdoor use, these rugged and reliable speakers are built to last, being waterproof and having dust protection.  With a power handling of 75 watts of RMS (260 watts MAX), they also make for an excellent companion to the KS-DR1004D compact 4-channel amplifier.  

The well-lit duo brags 21 color options and dynamic pattern modes, along with 8 different brightness and speed adjustments.  Up to 6 pairs can be wired together, providing more than enough illumination to light up any boat or UTV application. Oftentimes sold separately, these speaker sets include an RF (non-directional) remote controller, allowing LED control from up to 98 feet away.

 “At a time when aftermarket marine and motorsports gear is in high demand, we wanted to provide a simple, effective, and fun speaker solution that can be used in universal outdoor applications,” said Ron Trout, Director of JVC Mobile Entertainment Sales. “Combining mood enhancing lighting with supreme JVC sound quality creates the perfect combination for our customers.”

JVC prides itself on offering universal solutions for every customer.  Adding to an already impressive line-up of 10 marine and motorsports products, these 2 additions create new opportunities for dealers looking to maximize their opportunities.  From golf carts to boats, motorcycles to tractors and more, JVC has you covered.  

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit http://www.us.jvc.com/car.

JVC Ships SUPER-SIZED 10.1” Multimedia Receiver, Boasting Many Firsts

LONG BEACH, CA (09.23.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is now shipping a SUPER-SIZED 10.1” floating panel digital multimedia receiver. The KW-Z1000W ($1,199.95 MAP) marks the first High Definition multimedia receiver to date for JVC, further elevating its multimedia line for the best in-car user experience.

The large-screen 10.1” HD 1280 x 720 (720P) display is about 2.4 times higher resolution than a conventional WVGA panel. Its highly accurate and responsive capacitive touch screen is paired with optical bonding technology- meaning that there is no longer an air layer between the liquid crystal module and the clear panel, providing the best in glare reduction and off-axis viewing, plus enhanced durability.  Its fully adjustable display allows you to change the depth, height, and angle for easy vehicle fitment. Depth: 2 steps (0, 25/32 inch by set screws), Height: 4 steps (0, 33/64, 1-1/32, 1-17/32 inch by set screws), and Hand Tilt: -10˚ ~ +45˚.

JVC’s Dynamic Graphic User Interface (GUI) displays user selectable “widget” options including album art images, photos, and iDatalink Maestro sources. Swiping the monitor with two fingers lets you split the screen and display single, dual, or triple widget selections. Its unique Live Wallpaper background can also be enabled to synchronize background visual and color with music. User selectable wallpapers and photos in a “slide show” format can also be displayed simply by connecting a phone via Bluetooth and transferring the images from the new JVC Portal App. A “Favorite” icon and physical button selection allows users to choose from a wide variety of shortcut selections to their favorite screens. As is always a stand-out from JVC’s multimedia receivers, the KW-Z1000W includes the ability for users to benefit from the crowd-favorite Gesture Touch Control feature. With Gesture Touch Control, users can keep their eyes on the road, while using intuitive finger movements to control select popular functions, such as volume/track changes, widget format and style.

The KW-Z1000W touts enhanced driver assistance vehicle safety technology, by incorporating 4 selectable camera inputs. When an optional Automotive Data Solutions iDatalink Maestro RR or RR2 is connected, the receiver can also automatically switch to OEM or aftermarket blind spot camera system views on the display when a turn signal is activated (supported vehicles only). Both the RR and RR2 modules provide seamless retention of factory safety and camera systems, steering wheel controls and add performance gauges in most modern vehicles. In addition, the RR2 provides on screen Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) safety alerts (supported vehicles only) and three programmable outputs that can be used to activate things like a winch or a light bar from the KW-Z1000W’s on-screen controls. Radar detector information can also be displayed on the screen when used with a compatible K40 (RR or RR2) or ESCORT (RR2 only) radar detector system.

To visit the KW-Z1000W product page, click here.

When it comes to sound quality, the KW-Z1000W takes it to the next level, implementing its first Parametric EQ control options. With the Parametric EQ, sound quality enthusiasts can adjust the gain and Q for extremely fine tuning within the high pass, high shelving, peaking, low shelving, and low pass filter selections. A 3-way crossover is also available, as well as Digital Time Alignment, Dual Zone Audio controls, and the JVC Exclusive K2 sound effect for enhanced digital sound quality. 3 sets of 5 Volt RCA Pre-outs are available for system expansion, as well as support for Hi-Res Audio, both wired and wireless over a Bluetooth connection for select Android devices, thanks to incorporating LDAC technology.

The KW-Z1000W enables users to connect to Apple CarPlay over a wireless or USB connection, and Android Auto over a wireless or USB connection. It also sports an HDMI input, allowing for an easy connection method for mirroring a smartphone or displaying the content from any device that has an HDMI output. It also includes wireless mirroring technology, enabling users with compatible Android phones to display and control their phone from the receiver, all without the need for any cables.

An HD Radio Tuner is built-in, allowing users to enjoy listening to AM/FM stations with enhanced content and better sound quality, all with no monthly fees. It is also SiriusXM-Ready (SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and subscription sold separately), providing access to over 150 channels of the widest variety of ad-free music, plus entertainment, news, comedy and sports you won’t hear anywhere else.

“The number of firsts that this SUPER-SIZED receiver features are unprecedented in JVC’s multimedia line-up history,” said Ron Trout, JVC’s Director of Sales. “The pent-up demand for this product by both dealers and end-users is incredible, and we couldn’t be more excited as a company to deliver on our promise of exceeding expectations with the KW-Z1000W.”

For more information on the KW-Z1000W, visit JVC Mobile Entertainment’s website at http://www.us.jvc.com/car.

JVC Multimedia Receivers Shine with DVD Playback, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Support

LONG BEACH, CA (07.03.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is pleased to announce the shipment of 2 new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready multimedia receivers; the KW-V660BT (MAP $369.95), and KW-V66BT (MAP $369.95).

The CD/DVD playback equipped KW-V660BT and KW-V66BT extend JVC’s already impressive offerings of multimedia receivers to a current total of 12 to date for 2020.  They provide a simple step-up solution from the KW-M560BT and KW-M56BT CD/DVD-less digital multimedia receivers, which began shipping earlier this Summer. 

“Although we’ve seen a trend in consumers moving towards digital media entertainment options, there is still a significant demand for CD/DVD playback equipped models,” said Steve Cote, JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager.  “By featuring an immense value combination of driver safety options, sound quality, various media type support, and unique features such as Gesture Touch Control, these models are ready to impress!” 

Some of the most notable features on both the KW-V660BT and KW-V66BT include:

• 6.8” WVGA Capacitive Touch Monitor
• Apple CarPlay Via USB
• Android Auto Via USB
• SiriusXM Ready
• USB Mirroring for Android Phones*
*App Required (Mirroring OA for JVC App)
• DVD and CD Playback
• Built-in Bluetooth
• Rear USB Port with 1.5A Rapid Charging
• Digital Time Alignment
• 13-Band Graphic EQ
• Rear View Camera Ready
• Mounting Sleeve and Trim Plate Included

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit www.us.jvc.com/car.

JVC Joins Forces with iDatalink Maestro for Virtual Trainings

LONG BEACH, CA (04.01.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is collaborating with iDatalink Maestro to provide virtual trainings to authorized dealers this Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM EST, highlighting their exclusive features.

 JVC has expanded their multimedia lineup to now offer 8 receivers that provide support for iDatalink Maestro RR/RR2, with 2 of their receivers providing “Advanced Support”.  Exclusive features, including the best in OEM volume knob support and dynamic guideline camera overlay will be covered during the training.  

“We are excited about the opportunity to team up with JVC to provide information on our combined exclusive features, as well as provide an overview of our entire product line,” said Matt Yerger, iDatalink Maestro’s E-Learning Manger.  “By leveraging the power of both brands at once, dealers can capitalize on efficiently learning about the best in offerings for their customers.” 

JVC has been focusing on providing virtual trainings to its dealers and distributors over the course of the last several weeks and is now committed to further dedicating its time and resources to this.  “We want to ensure that our dealers are ready to provide the best in product technology and support, and collaborating with iDatalink Maestro allows us to maximize these efforts in an efficient manner,” said Ron Trout, Director of Sales for JVC’s Mobile Entertainment division.   

If you are interested in attending this virtual training webinar and/or If you are interested in setting up a personalized virtual training session, please contact your JVC sales rep for details. 

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit us.jvc.com/car.

RPM & Midwest Sales Group Earn JVC Rep of the Year Awards

LONG BEACH, CA (02.17.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment announced its rep of the year awards during their annual rep meeting held last week.  Dominating the western territory was RPM Sales Group, with Midwest Sales Group capturing the eastern territory recognition. 

Midwest Sales Group, based in Yorkville, IL, has been independently owned and operated by Steve Fahlmark – who has been taking pride in providing the best in customer relations to his dealers since its onset in 2002.  Steve prides himself in being very information driven, keeping dealers in tune with everything that’s current and staying in constant contact with them.  “By continuously visiting my dealers in person, I can ensure that our goals align, maximizing their sales programs to ensure that they can be profitable and provide their customers with the best in mobile electronics product offerings”, stated Fahlmark.  “Steve takes customer service to the next level, engaging with his dealers on a regular basis and providing support whenever and wherever they need, which aligns perfectly with the heart of JVC’s culture,” added Steve Cote, JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager. 

From Downing, CA, RPM Sales Group was honored to receive the rep of the year award for the western territory.  Maria Perez, Eddie Ramirez, David Lopez, and Mike Fox all team up to represent the RPM Sales Group, which began in 2004, centering themselves as having an extreme passion for the industry of which they came from. “It’s really exciting to recognize such an impressive group of individuals that make up the team at RPM Sales Group,” stated Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales. “This award is not just given away, but rather earned by those that create an environment for their dealers to become successful, of which RPM Sales Group team members focus on daily.”

“JVC would like to extend a HUGE Congratulations to both rep firms, and also recognize its entire rep force for their extraordinary efforts in 2019,” added Trout.  “We are looking forward to an exciting and productive year ahead!”

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JVC Debuts HD Radio and Alexa Built-In Audio Receiver at CES

LONG BEACH, CA & LAS VEGAS, NV (01.09.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is introducing its new HD Radio equipped digital media receiver, the KD-X470BHS ($139.95 MSRP) at this year’s CES, completing its line of 10 new audio receivers for 2020. The KD-X470BHS will proudly showcase increased sound quality and advanced features along with its built-in HD Radio tuner. The model also touts Alexa-Built-in.

The KD-X470BHS just began shipping and is the final model of audio receivers to ship for 2020, accompanying the KD-X270BT ($89.95 MSRP), KD-X370BTS ($109.95 MSRP), KD-T710BT ($109.95 MSRP), KD-TD71BT ($109.95 MSRP), KD-T910BTS ($119.95 MSRP), KD-TD91BTS ($119.95 MSRP), KD-T915BTS ($149.95 MSRP), KW-X840BTS ($139.95 MSRP), and KW-R940BTS ($159.95 MSRP).

Josh Bowen, JVCKENWOOD Product Specialist, showing off the latest JVC Mobile Entertainment products on the show floor at CES 2020.

HD Radio is a great feature for users that enjoy listening to AM/FM stations with enhanced content and better sound quality, all with no monthly fees. HD Radio is a Digital technology that allows a radio station to transmit more information in the same radio wave, enabling higher quality sound and additional content. HD Radio technology upgrades AM Stations to FM Station-like sound quality, while FM Stations are broadcast with CD-like sound quality. Unlike typical FM or AM transmission, HD Radio has crystal clear reception with low noise and no audio distortion.

Amazon Alexa is now included in 9 of JVC’s new audio receivers and is a new feature to the industry. Alexa was created to make life just that much more convenient. This great new feature allows easy access to Alexa with the simple push of the Alexa button on the receiver. This completely changes the game for smartphone users, now able to speak to Alexa using simple voice commands to enjoy your favorite music and content from streaming services like the SiriusXM and Pandora mobile apps, get directions to the nearest gas station or anywhere you would like to go, control smart home devices, and more — all while you keep your eyes safely on the road ahead.

In addition to these great features, the KD-X470BHS will also elegantly showcase a modernized appearance with a 2-zone variable color illumination display that’s available for music sync illumination, of which creates that perfect look as it sits in the dash of your vehicle. While maintaining a more than satisfying appearance, it also delivers several key elements for better sound as well, including a 13-Band graphic EQ with 11 preset EQ settings, time alignment, space enhancement, sound lift, K2 technology for enhanced digital sound quality, and 3 sets of 5 volt high voltage RCA Pre-outs. To add to the ease of use, it features a shallow chassis (3-15/16”) mounting depth, and is also be compatible with the JVC remote control app for easy control from your smartphone. The KD-X470BHS is also SiriusXM-Ready (SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and subscription sold separately), providing access to over 150 channels of the widest variety of ad-free music, plus entertainment, news, comedy and sports you won’t hear anywhere else.

Visit us.jvc.com/car for more.

JVC Names SSV Works as New Premiere Powersports Distributor for KD-MR1BTS Digital Media Receiver

LONG BEACH, CA (01.07.2020) – Debuting at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, JVC Mobile Entertainment is thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with SSV Works, the market leader in powersports. Named as JVC’s premiere powersports distributor for the KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver, SSV Works will provide vehicle specific plug & play dash kits and harnessing for some of the most popular side-by-sides to date.

“In an ongoing effort to create excitement and offer product solutions to meet our customer’s demands, a partnership with SSV Works made perfect sense,” said Ron Trout, JVC Director of sales. “By leveraging SSV Works’ extensive off-road vehicle experience, we are certain the JVC KD-MR1BTS is in excellent hands.”

The JVC KD-MR1BTS provides outdoor enthusiasts with a super rugged, IPX6 rated receiver with the best in functionality, performance, and design. Along with its 2.7” color display, it has built in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming, a built-in global tuner with weather band, a 7 Band EQ + 2 sets of RCA Pre-outs for system expansion, a USB and camera input, and is also SiriusXM-Ready. With its simple, clean, and aggressive design concept, large buttons make common tasks like adjusting the volume or pressing a control button while wearing gloves easy.

With the convenience of SSV Works plug & play solutions for select Polaris and CanAm side-by-sides shipping this Spring, customers will be able achieve high-end sound that’s built to last, now easier than ever before.

Come by and see it in action at the SSV Works booth N4900 and the JVCKENWOOD booth N4602 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 7 – 10.

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment and SSV Works, please visit us.jvc.com/car and SSVWorks.com.