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In-store staff to win prizes for selling qualifying JVC products through June 30

LONG BEACH, CALIF. – April 14, 2016 (MEDIAWIRE) – JVC Mobile Entertainment, producer of lifestyle-enhancing car audio products, is kicking off the third iteration of its DrivePoints promotion for authorized JVC retailers. The company announced the new promotion with an email to its retail dealer base this past week.

DrivePoints is intended to reward the sales personnel and installation staff at participating JVC Mobile retail outlets. Between April 1 and June 30, 2016, retail sales staff earn and accumulate points that can be redeemed for prizes when a qualifying JVC product is sold.

"DrivePoints is part of a larger program to strengthen the relationship between JVC and the specialist mobile electronics community," said Hazim Jainoor, marketing manager. "The performance and build quality of our products is traditionally underrated, and we're able to maintain attractive price points and still deliver decent margin to our retailers. We're excited to reward loyal dealers for doing something they already love to do."

Another component of the specialist push is the introduction of the company's first multimedia receiver equipped with Apple CarPlay™, the KW-V820BT. The double-DIN unit also brings back the El Kameleon moniker with its black, buttonless face when turned off. The KW-V820BT is expected to ship in May.

Authorized JVC retailers can register for DrivePoints, as well as log and redeem points, by going online to www.jvcdrivepoints.com. A list of qualifying products can be downloaded at mwire.co/JVC-DP16.pdf.

More smartphones to become compatible with Android OS 9.0 release.

LONG BEACH, CALIF., May 8, 2018 (MEDIAWIRE)– In April, KENWOOD USA announced the wireless Android Auto™ feature built into its 2018 flagship multimedia receivers was active and compatible with select Android-based smartphones. The KENWOOD eXcelon Reference Series DNX995S and DDX9905S, as well as the KENWOOD eXcelon DMX905S and KENWOOD DNX875S and DDX9705S, allow the driver to leave the phone in a pocket or bag and still get the benefit of its powerful and useful feature set. Today, the company acknowledged the current smartphone compatibility list is small but growing.

Android Auto is the popular innovation from Google that lets drivers access certain apps and features on their smartphones—navigation, messaging, Google Assistant and more—from the ease and safety of the car radio's multimedia touch screen. Until now, the function required a cable connection between the radio and smartphone. With the implementation of the wireless feature, the smartphone no longer requires a cable for Android Auto to function.

"From our standpoint, wireless Android Auto is fully functional," said Rick Noetzli, general manager for KENWOOD product research and development, car electronics sector. "Our radios can communicate with any smartphone that has the right protocols. It's just that, as of now, there are only a handful of phones that do, and these are currently all Google devices. But we fully expect more smartphone makers to enable the functionality in their devices, and when they do, our receivers will be ready."

The only devices that currently support wireless Android Auto are four versions of the Google Pixel—the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL and the second-generation Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL—and the legacy Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. They must be upgraded to Android OS 8.0 or higher (via an over-the-air upgrade). For other device manufacturers, wireless Android Auto will be implemented with the adoption of Android OS 9.0 or higher.

Most smartphone manufacturers will announce when software updates are available and when newer devices ship with the upgraded software. In addition, Google will maintain a compatibility list on its support page at https://support.google.com/androidauto. Under “Get started with Android Auto,” the current list of compatible smartphones is displayed under “Android Auto on your car (wireless).” (The location of this information is subject to change.)

All KENWOOD multimedia receivers that support wireless Android Auto offer full compatibility and smartphone charging through a wired connection. For detailed information on the specific features of each receiver, please view their product pages at kenwood.com/usa/car.

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment, and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwood.com/usa and www.jvc.com.

LONG BEACH, CALIF., August 3, 2020JVC 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 http://www.us.jvc.com/car.

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of car entertainment products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-252-5722 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwood.com/usa and www.us.jvc.com/car.

Noise elimination, system flexibility provide premium options for any system configuration

LAS VEGAS, Nev -- January 8, 2019 (MEDIAWIRE) – KENWOOD USA added three new amplifiers to its KENWOOD eXcelon line for 2019, each optimized to connect to factory installed radios for audio system enhancement. Two multi-channel designs—the X302-4 (MSRP $349.95), X802-5 (MSRP $529.95)—as well as the X502-1 (MSRP $349.95) monoblock design, let users maintain familiar factory installed controls and features while dramatically improving audio system headroom and sound quality.

All new KENWOOD eXcelon X series amplifiers are stable to two ohms and provide ample power in any applicable configuration. The X302-4 produces 75 watts RMS from each of its four channels at two ohms and doubles this amount when bridged to two channels with a four-ohm load. The highly flexible X802-5 mirrors these specs and adds a fifth channel that outputs up to 500 watts RMS with a two-ohm load. And the single-channel X502-1 will also deliver 500 watts RMS at two ohms, or 300 watts RMS at four ohms.

“Whenever you interact with a factory installed radio or amplifier, the most critical step is the elimination or avoidance of noise in audio playback,” said Scott Caswell, senior marketing manager for KENWOOD. “These new amplifiers have been enhanced with internal mechanics to accomplish this, as well as connectivity features to make interfacing a more streamlined process.”

In addition to traditional RCA inputs that connect to aftermarket receivers, the new amplifiers feature dedicated inputs to connect to speaker-level outputs from factory radios and amplifiers, eliminating the possibility of noise from poor splicing connections. All connections are on one side of the amplifier to minimize issues with wire routing, and aluminum has been introduced into the mounting structure to reduce vibration.

Internal improvements include electronic component enhancements to reduce THD (total harmonic distortion). A subsonic filter improves efficiency by eliminating playback of frequencies outside the audible range, and a new circuit board layout and components provide a marked decrease of radiated noise.

Another new addition to these amplifiers is a remote controller input, enabling users to control the bass channel input sensitivity from the optional KCA-RC01A remote control. The KCA-RC01A features both surface- and flush-mounting options for optimum positioning.

The new KENWOOD eXcelon X series amplifiers are expected to be available in February. For more information on select models and features, visit http://www.kenwood.com/usa/car.

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment, and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwood.com/usa and www.jvc.com.

The RG4-R1 Kit with MR1 Digital Media Receiver is Available for SSV Works’ 2-, 3-, and 5-Speaker Kits for Ranger XP1000’s 2018 and Up

OXNARD, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems and accessories, is proud to announce that it is making available JVC’s acclaimed MR1 digital media receiver in SSV Works’ 2-, 3-, and 5-speaker kits for Polaris Ranger XP1000 (model years 2018+). With included free back-up camera, if you already have a SSV Works Ranger system and want to upgrade, the dash kits (p/n RG4-R1) are also now available with an MSRP of $479.99.

“Last year, we announced a collaboration with JVC in which SSV Works is now the exclusive Powersports distributor for the KD-MR1BTS marine/powersports digital media receiver, and that success has led us to adding this incredible receiver to our XP1000 kits,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Our customers asked for an easy plug-and-play upgrade, we listened, and now they have it!”

If you are currently running SSV Works’ MRB3 Bluetooth Media Receiver and are looking to upgrade, the new RG4-R1 kit is exactly what you need. Like most of SSV Works’ kits, RG4-R1 is a plug-&-play install, making it as simple as unplugging the current MRB3 unit, installing the new dash piece, and plugging in the new JVC unit. With the included harnessing, this Bluetooth Media Receiver plugs right into the current SSV system.

The KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver features Bluetooth®, USB, a 2.7-inch color display, global tuner with weather band, 7-Band EQ, rear view camera capability, and is SiriusXM-Ready®.

The KD-MR1BTS’ waterproof housing withstands jets of water from any direction thanks to IPX6 waterproof compliance. As a result, the receiver can be safely used not only in cars, but also in other types of motor vehicles including marine and motorsports use. A conformal coating safeguards electronic circuits from harsh environments that may contain moisture or chemical contaminants, providing a barrier to airborne contaminants from the operating environment, such as salt-spray, thus preventing corrosion.

“JVC is a legacy in the mobile audio radio market, and we could not be more excited to partner with such a brand and provide our Ranger XP1000 customers with the best powersports radio and overall audio solution kits in the market,” Kaplan concluded.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, Calif., SSV Works, or Side by Side Vehicle works, is a global leader in off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today’s hottest and most popular UTVs. To this day, SSV Works manufactures the UTV industry’s only purpose-built complete audio systems, offering every piece needed for a complete install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience, SSV Works is the top choice among UTV enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Jeep, and Honda vehicles. Take your ride to the next level- visit www.SSVWorks.com today!

SSV Works is the New Exclusive Powersports Distributor for JVC’s New KD-MR1BTS Marine/Powersports Digital Media Receiver; SSV Works to Integrate the KD-MR1BTS Into Its New and Existing Polaris RZR and CanAm Maverick X3 Audio Solution Kits

OXNARD, Calif., Jan. 7, 2020 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems and accessories, is proud to announce a new collaboration with JVC during the 2020 CES Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, SSV Works booth N4900.

“We are excited to announce that SSV Works is now the exclusive distributor for JVC’s new KD-MR1BTS marine/powersports digital media receiver,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “As such, we are integrating and making available the KD-MR1BTS into a number of our existing and new Polaris RZR and CanAm Maverick X3 kits for our customers. JVC is a legacy in the mobile audio radio market, and we could not be more excited to partner with such a brand and provide our customers with the best powersports radio and overall audio solution kits in the market.”

The IPX6-rated KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver features Bluetooth®, USB, a 2.7-inch color display, global tuner with weather band, 7-Band EQ, rear view camera capability, and is SiriusXM-Ready®.

Available in Spring 2020, vehicle-specific SSV Works plug & play dash kits and harnessing to work with the JVC KD-MR1BTS include:

  • 2014 - ‘18 Polaris RZR XP1000, Turbo, 900
  • 2019 - ‘20 Polaris RZR XP1000, Turbo, 900
  • 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP
  • 2017+ CanAm Maverick X3

“Current SSV Works customers can upgrade their audio kits with a plug-and-play mounting and harness solution, as well,” added Kaplan. “And as a special incentive, we are also announcing that for a limited time, we will include the backup camera with new systems free of charge.”

Added Ron Trout, Director of Sales - Regional Sales Group - Car Electronics Sector - JVC Mobile, “SSV Works is the market leader in aftermarket powersports audio solutions, making them the ideal partner for our KD-MR1BTS. We are looking forward to both our and SSV’s customers to benefit from each other’s expertise and experiencing the next level of powersports audio.”

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-582-5825 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwoodusa.com and www.jvc.com.

Based out its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, Calif., SSV Works, or Side by Side Vehicle works, is a global leader in off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today’s hottest and most popular UTVs. To this day, SSV Works manufactures the UTV industry’s only purpose-built complete audio systems, offering every piece needed for a complete install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience, SSV Works is the top choice among UTV enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Jeep, and Honda vehicles. Take your ride to the next level- visit www.SSVWorks.com today!

Announced During the Recent 2020 CES Show, SSV Works is the New Exclusive Powersports Distributor for JVC’s New KD-MR1BTS Marine/Powersports Digital Media Receiver

OXNARD, Calif., March 30, 2020 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems and accessories, is proud to announce that the new 5-speaker RZR kits with JVC backup-camera-ready radio is now shipping.

SSV Works recently announced a collaboration with JVC during the 2020 CES Show in which SSV Works is now the exclusive Powersports distributor for the KD-MR1BTS marine/powersports digital media receiver.

“As a result of this collaboration, we are integrating and making available the KD-MR1BTS into a number of our existing and new Polaris RZR kits for our customers,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “JVC is a legacy in the mobile audio radio market, and we could not be more excited to partner with such a brand and provide our customers with the best powersports radio and overall audio solution kits in the market.”

The IPX6-rated KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver features Bluetooth®, USB, a 2.7-inch color display, global tuner with weather band, 7-Band EQ, rear view camera capability, and is SiriusXM-Ready®.

Available in Spring 2020, vehicle-specific SSV Works plug & play dash kits and harnessing to work with the JVC KD-MR1BTS include:

  • 2014 - ‘18 Polaris RZR XP1000, Turbo, 900 – NOW SHIPPING
  • 2019 - ‘20 Polaris RZR XP1000, Turbo, 900 – NOW SHIPPING
  • 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP – SHIPPING SOON

“Current SSV Works customers can upgrade their audio kits with a plug-and-play mounting and harness solution, as well,” Kaplan added. “And as a special incentive, we are also announcing that for a limited time, we will include the backup camera with new systems free of charge.”

Said Ron Trout, Director of Sales - Regional Sales Group - Car Electronics Sector - JVC Mobile, “SSV Works is the market leader in aftermarket powersports audio solutions, making them the ideal partner for our KD-MR1BTS. We are looking forward to both our and SSV’s customers to benefit from each other’s expertise and experiencing the next level of powersports audio.”

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-582-5825 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwoodusa.com and www.jvc.com.

Based out its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, Calif., SSV Works, or Side by Side Vehicle works, is a global leader in off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today’s hottest and most popular UTVs. To this day, SSV Works manufactures the UTV industry’s only purpose-built complete audio systems, offering every piece needed for a complete install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience, SSV Works is the top choice among UTV enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Jeep, and Honda vehicles. Take your ride to the next level- visit www.SSVWorks.com today!

Announced During the 2020 CES Show, SSV Works is the Exclusive Powersports Distributor for JVC’s New KD-MR1BTS Marine/Powersports Digital Media Receiver

OXNARD, Calif., June 30, 2020 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems and accessories, is proud to announce that its new 3- and 5-speaker kits with JVC backup-camera-ready radio for CanAm Maverick X3 (2017+) and Polaris RZR Pro XP (2020) are now shipping. SSV Works is also offering, for a limited time, free shipping (to lower 48 states) as well as including the backup camera with these new systems free of charge.

SSV Works announced a collaboration with JVC during the 2020 CES Show in which SSV Works is now the exclusive Powersports distributor for the KD-MR1BTS marine/powersports digital media receiver.

“As the exclusive distributor for JVC’s new KD-MR1BTS marine/powersports digital media receiver, we are excited to continue to make our kits available for even more of today’s hottest and most popular off-road vehicles,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Everything in one box…no soldering, no cutting, no crimping. Simply bolt in the pre-installed speakers and pre-tuned amplifiers with the included vehicle specific plug-&-play wiring harness.”

The CanAm X3 5-speaker kit includes:

  • Direct-Fit dash kit with JVC MR1 Media Receiver and Backup Camera
  • SSV Works dash speaker pods with Kicker 4-inch speakers
  • SSV Works rear cage-mounted speaker pods with 6.5-inch speakers
  • SSV Works driver or passenger underseat sub enclosure Kicker 10-inch subwoofer
  • Direct-Fit amp mounting system with two Kicker amplifiers (totaling 800W)
  • Plug-&-Play harness, wiring, and cables

The Polaris RZR Pro XP 5-speaker kit includes:

  • Direct-Fit dash kit with JVC MR1 Media Receiver and Backup Camera
  • Front door panel speaker pods with SSV Works 6.5-inch speakers
  • Direct-Fit amp mounting system with 4-channel amplifier
  • Plug-&-Play harness, wiring, and cables

*The 3-speaker kits are the same for both minus the cage pods. 

Kits previously made available include those for Polaris RZR XP1000, Turbo, 900 (2014 - ’18) and Polaris RZR XP1000, Turbo, 900 (2019 - ’20).

The IPX6-rated KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver features Bluetooth®, USB, a 2.7-inch color display, global tuner with weather band, 7-Band EQ, rear view camera capability, and is SiriusXM-Ready®.

“Current SSV Works customers can upgrade their audio kits with a plug-and-play mounting and harness solution, as well,” added Kaplan. “JVC is a legacy in the mobile audio radio market, and we could not be more excited to partner with such a brand and provide our customers with the best powersports radio and overall audio solution kits in the market.”

Added Ron Trout, Director of Sales - Regional Sales Group - Car Electronics Sector - JVC Mobile, “SSV Works is the market leader in aftermarket powersports audio solutions, making them the ideal partner for our KD-MR1BTS. We are looking forward to both our and SSV’s customers to benefit from each other’s expertise and experiencing the next level of powersports audio.”

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-582-5825 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwoodusa.com and www.jvc.com.

Based out of its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, CA, award-winning SSV Works®, was founded in 2006 and has since become a global leader in designing the market's best off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today's hottest and most popular UTVs. SSV Works is the original purpose-built audio manufacturer, offering every piece needed for a complete, plug-&-play install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience by team members who are also passionate off-road enthusiasts, SSV Works is the top choice among off-road consumers and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat, and Jeep vehicles. Take your ride to the next level and install an SSV Works system today!

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