Simple yet versatile

Looking for a simple car stereo that gives you great sound and plenty of opportunity to expand? The JVC Arsenal KD-A605 CD receiver gives you killer tone, lots of system-building options, and a beautiful Variable Color display. It'll look great in your dash, and your ears will thank you.

Built-in iPod® controls

JVC builds iPod control right into the USB slot — no adapter required. Just connect your iPod or iPhone® using the cable it came with, and you'll be using the receiver's controls to browse your tunes and playlists in no time. JVC's 2-Way Control lets your passengers use the iPod itself to control your music while it's connected to the radio — and you'll still see song info on the receiver's display.

A powerful, flexible tone machine

Play your MP3 and WMA files you've burned to disc, or load them on a USB flash drive. You'll have tunes to spare for your next trip, and all file information shows up on the receiver's display. The powerful internal amplifier will give your system a big boost, and you can find the perfect tone with the flexible 3-band equalizer.

Got plans for a big system?

JVC's optional Bluetooth® adapter frees you up to make safer hands-free calls. Add an HD Radio™ tuner and take advantage of the enhanced sound quality and additional programming options offered by participating stations. You can also add a satellite radio tuner and tap into the endless variety of entertainment. A set of gold-plated, 5-volt preamp outputs sends a strong, clean signal to an amp or powered sub.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.


Product highlights:

    General features:

    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • choice of 30 illumination colors
    • detachable face
    • remote control

    Audio features:

    • iEQ 3-band parametric equalizer
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter


    • built-in 2-way iPod control
    • compatible with optional Bluetooth adapter, HD Radio tuner, satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, front USB input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (5-volt switchable rear/sub)

    Other info:

    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • MFR # KDA605

    What's in the box:

    JVC Arsenal KD-A605 

    • AM/FM/CD receiver with 15-amp mini-ATC fuse inserted into chassis

    JVC KD-A605 CD Player

    SKU: 980751-2