JVC Mobile Entertainment is introducing two all wireless AV receivers that, like new Kenwood eXcelon Reference decks, allow for wireless streaming of Hi-Res Audio to the radio via Bluetooth.
Shipping in March, the new receivers, KW-M865BW (MSRP $649.95) and KW-V960BW (MSRP $749.95) include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and they work with ESCORT and K40 radar detectors.
Both models now also provide wireless playback of Hi-Res Audio when connected via Bluetooth to a compatible Android phone. These phones have a menu options for bit rate transfer of up to 990 kpbs, that is more than 3 times the bit rate of typical Bluetooth audio.
To achieve wireless Hi-Res Audio, JVC uses LDAC, an audio coding technology that enables Hi-Res Audio content over a Bluetooth connection. This complements its support for FLAC/WAV files via the USB input.
The new decks have 6.8” Clear Resistance touch panels. Users may view radar detection information from select ESCORT and K40 radar detectors (when used with an optional iDatailnk Maestro RR). With the Maestro RR, users may also view and control tire pressure and temperature, OEM climate functions, OEM camera, vehicle gauges, dynamic parking guidelines, and more. It also retains steering wheel control.
The radios allow integration with up to four cameras for blind spot monitoring. And they offer iOS as well as Android mirroring when parked, allowing users to view almost any app directly on the radio screen. They are also SiriusXM ready.
For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit http://www.us.jvc.com/car.