JBL logoPRV-175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver
Instruction Manual

Product Description

This radio features Bluetooth technology allowing music to wirelessly stream from an audio source to the receiver you just purchased. Why Bluetooth? From a practical standpoint, Bluetooth enables your music device (if applicable) to be placed in a glove box, your overhead console, or even your pocket places that are dry without having to install a separate docking station. In addition, Bluetooth audio streaming will work with any Bluetooth-enabled device, not just one brand of media. Once connected, you can use your receiver to control your media device and vice versa! Bluetooth has a range of approximately 30’, depending upon conditions, making this a practical solution for boats VTVs, and more!

The PRV-175 incorporates the following features:

JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 2 AM/FM
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 3 Bluetooth Audio Streaming
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 4 USB input
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 5 Auxiliary input
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 6 Waterproof faceplate
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 7 45W x 4 amplifier
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 8 RF remote/wired remote option
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 9 U.S. and European tuning
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 10 Charging through USB
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 11 2 pairs of RCA output

Front Panel Layout

JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - Front Panel Layout

JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 12 Power On/Off button.
Short push for the first time to turn the unit on.
With the unit powered on, short push for the MUTE feature.
Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to turn the unit off.
MODE Mode Function.
Switches amongst Radio, BT AUDIO, USB, and Auxiliary mode.
SEL SEL stands for SELECT.
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 13 In Radio mode, this works as Band Function.
In MP3 playing mode, it works Play/Pause function.
SCAN/
APS
In Radio mode, it works with Auto Preset and Presets Scan function.
In USB mode, it works Search function.
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 14 Volume Increase
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 15 Volume Decrease
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 16 Track Up / Tune Up / Fast Forward
JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 17 Track Down / Tune Down / Reverse

General Operation

A. SEL button
Press and hold this button to enter into the SELECT function, then repeatedly short push in succession results in the following menu options: Bass, Treble, Balance, Fader, Loud,  EQ, Beep, Initial Volume, Area. Press the VOL+ or VOL- to adjust the options.

  • LOUD. Choose between Loud ON or OFF.
  • EQ. Choose between Classic, Pop, Rock, Jazz, and EQ off.
  • Beep. Choose between Beep ON, Beep 2ND, or Beep OFF. Beep ON will result in the beep sound at the press of every button; Beep 2ND will result in the beep sound once the button is long pressed; Beep OFF results in the beep sound off completely.
  • Initial Volume. Refers to the loudness level upon the start of the receiver.
  • AREA. Choose between USA and European.

Radio OperationJBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 2

A. PresJBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 13 button (BAND function) to access FM and AM. There are three FM bands and two AM bands, each band contains six presets.
B. APS button (Auto Preset Store). Press and hold APS will automatically preset six stations into the current band.
C. SCAN button (Presets Scan). Simply press the SCAN button to scan the preset stations in the current band. At your desired station, press SCAN again to play the station.
D. Tuning. A short press of the JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 16or JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 17button results in a search of the station and stops at the next sufficient signal strength. A long press results in manual tuning mode, allowing you to search one odd digit frequency at a time. (It will revert back to AUTO tune mode without operation in 5 seconds.)

USB OperationJBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 4

Note: USB slot is for USB sticks only. For a play of other brands of media, please use the auxiliary input or if applicable, utilize Bluetooth mode.

A. JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 13Insert a USB stick into the USB slot. *Songs must be of the mp3 or WMA format.*
B. button. Press it to pause the track. Press it again to resume play.
C. JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 16and JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 17button (Track Up / Track Down) Short press the Track Up or Track Down button to select the next or previous track.
Press and hold Track Up or Track Down button to go fast forward and rewind the current track respectively.
D. APS button (Search function) Short pressing the APS button will result in track search mode. Press VOL+ or VOL- to your desired track and push SEL to confirm.

Bluetooth OperationJBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 3

Your media device must incorporate the Bluetooth option in order to stream music.
A. To pair your Bluetooth device, press the MODE button on the stereo until
BT AUDIO appears.
B. Press and hold the SCAN button until PAIRING appears.
C. Next, go to settings on the Bluetooth device and turn the Bluetooth option to “on”.
C. Pick the “PRV-175” option on your Bluetooth-enabled device (please note that if you are prompted for a password, the code entered will be “1234”. If your stereo does not immediately pair, press SCAN. This will allow the pairing process to finalize. A higher pitch frequency noise will alert you to the connection/success!
The display will also read “CONN OK” (connection ok).
D. To disconnect your device, press and hold the SCAN button. “DISCONNECT” will appear letting you know you have successfully disconnected.

Auxiliary Input ModeJBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 5

A. Press the Mode button until “AUX” appears on the LCD screen.
B. The use of auxiliary mode allows you to play the portable music device through the headphone jack.
Note: An additional accessory/adaptor must be purchased in order for this to happen.
Prospec’s part, SEAMINI2, or SEAUSBMINI fulfills this option.

RCA outputJBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 11

Description: The use of RCA outputs allows an amplifier or subwoofer to be hooked up.

Remote OptionJBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon 8

A. RF remote option.
In order to take advantage of the remote option, a transmitter and receiver must be purchased (together with part #, MILRF9 UART). Once plugged in the RF remote dongle, the  RF remote will allow for wireless remote control possibility.
B. Wired remote.
Proprietary wired remotes may also be used with this JBL unit. Part # JBLMC20 may be purchased as well as part # MILREM50.

Installation

A mounting gasket has been added inside the package for convenience. Trace along the outside edge and this will be your cutout.

Mounting Illustration

JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - Installation 2
1. Please install this unit in the place you prefer. Do not install beneath cup holders! 2. Use the bracket and screw to fix the unit.     Install the U bracket behind the unit, using two nuts per bolt for ultra hold.

Wiring Identification

JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - Wiring Identification

Troubleshooting

*Note: In many respects, a stereo acts much like a computer and occasionally requires a reboot. In the unlikely event of product malfunction, a reset can usually fix the issue. Reset Function: displays on the LCD, then quickly press the SEL button repeatedly to navigate to the firmware version. With the firmware version displayed, press and hold the SEL  button again until SYS CLR displays on the LCD and the unit reboots. Once rebooted, the unit is reset.
While the unit is powered on, press and hold the SEL button until the setting menu

Issue Cause Solution
No power 1. Incorrect wiring
2. Fuse is blown
3. Low battery voltage
1. Double-check wiring
2. Replace the fuse
3. Check the voltage of the vehicle battery with a multimeter. Voltage must be at least 11V.
No Sound 1. Speaker connection came loose
2. Bad speaker
3. Output blown
4. Volume too low on the media device
1. Double-check connections.
2. Replace a bad speaker with a known good speaker and connect.
3. Send unit in for repair.
4. Increase volume of media device
No Reception 1. Antenna not firmly
seated in socket
1. Insert firmly
USB stick not reading 1. File must be an mp3 or WMA file 1. Convert format to mp3 or WMA.
While in Bluetooth mode:
No Connection 1. You are not connected to the “PRV-175” address on your portable media device.
2. Out of range
3. The connection is already in use.
1. Choose “PRV-175”
2. Bring the portable media device closer to the receiver. The device needs to be within 30′.
3. Ask the person who first paired to drop out.

INSTALLATION BULLETIN

To avoid possible water ingress into the wire harness area, route the harness in the downward direction as shown below on the left. Do not route the harness in the upward direction as shown on the right.

JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - icon

Installation Instructions

JBL PRV 175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver - Installation

NO. PART DESCRIPTION
1 RADIO
2 MOUNTING PLATE
3 MOUNTING STUDS
4 JAMB NUTS
5 MOUNTING BRACKET
6 SPRING WASHER
7 OUTER NUTS

Instructions:

  1. Install jamb nuts (4) loosely on mounting studs (3), so they will not touch mounting brackets (5) when installed.
  2. Slip mounting bracket (5) on and make it flush with the mounting surface (2).
    DO NOT RIGHTEN
  3. Snug spring washer (6) and outer nuts (7) against mounting plate (2).
    DO NOT TIGHTEN
  4. Position jamb nuts approximately 1/16”  from the mounting bracket.
  5. Tighten outer nuts completely.

FCCStatement:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

FCCRFW arning:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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Documents / Resources

JBL PRV-175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver [pdf] Instruction Manual
PRV-175, PRV175, 2A2K9-PRV-175, 2A2K9PRV175, PRV-175 Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver, PRV-175, Gauge Style Marine Boat Cycle Digital Media Bluetooth Receiver

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