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by Zak Billmeier
JVC

Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

Control your iPhone® or iPod®

You love your iPhone. It's a music player, a movie viewer, a camera, a phone, and a friend. But the stereo that's in your dash right now only has an auxiliary input, and that means you have to fumble around with the phone while you're driving just to change tunes. That's inconvenient and unsafe, not to mention a little lacking in the audio department. JVC feels your pain, so they made the JVC Arsenal KD-A525 CD receiver just for iPhone lovers like you. And like all JVC Arsenal receivers, it's backed by a solid two-year warranty.

JVC Arsenal KD-A525

USB input for iPod®, iPhone, and USB drives

Connect your iPod or iPhone to the handy front-panel USB slot, and you'll enjoy full control over your player using the driver-friendly controls on the receiver. You can also plug in a USB drive loaded with digital files, and scroll through your tunes that way. Either way, you'll get the superior sound only a direct USB connection can offer.

iPod note:
If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.


Dual auxiliary inputs

If a USB input isn't enough, JVC built two auxiliary inputs into the KD-R520, one on the front and one in back. This way, you can hook up a more permanent source, like a Dock & Play satellite radio, to the rear input, while leaving the front input as a quick hookup for your iPod® or another MP3 player. You can load up a CD with MP3 and WMA files, too — it's easy to fit several albums on a single disc that way.


Sounds nice

A flexible, 3-band parametric EQ lets you dial in the perfect tone by fine tuning the highs, mids, and lows to suit your car's interior. A built-in high-pass filter lets you trim the extreme low bass from your speakers, allowing them to run at peak efficiency. Adding amps and subs? Three sets of preamp outputs make it easy to connect and control your system. You can use the subwoofer control on the stereo for on-the-fly bass level changes.


Add hands-free calling

Get a lot of calls while you're in the car? Why risk an accident fumbling around for your phone or driving with one hand? You can add the safety and convenience of hands-free calling with JVC's Bluetooth® adapter. When a call comes in, you can talk naturally and hear your caller over your speakers — a lot like talking to someone in the front seat. Most importantly, you can keep your eyes straight ahead and your hands on the wheel.


Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.


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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs and MP3/WMA files on disc
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • iEQ 3-band parametric equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • high-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    Expandability:
    • compatible with JVC's Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: front-panel and rear auxiliary inputs, front-panel USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other info:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    20 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    2.5 volts
    Display Color
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    White
    Key Button Color
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    Red
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    2 Years
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front/Rear
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    No
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch
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    Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9.3 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Yes
    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face security screw
    • Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • US Warranty Sheet
    • Canadian Warranty Card
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • Face security screw note
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity
    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC Arsenal KD-A525 features a detachable face to deter theft. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Note: No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    LCD: The head unit features a 12-segment, two-line LCD with adjustable brightness and dimmer settings.

    Brightness: The unit offers an adjustable display and button illumination brightness level (0-31) for day and nighttime driving.

    Display/Button Illumination Dimmer: The display/button illumination dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display/button illumination is always dimmed), or Auto (display dims when 12-volts is applied to the orange/white illumination lead).

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC Arsenal KD-A525 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-A525 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KD-A525 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the KD-A525 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-A525 with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and the volume control will range from 0 to 50.

    Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -5 to +5.

    Pro EQ: The KD-A525 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

    Tone Pro EQ
    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 0.75, 1.0, 1.25
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 khz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) Fixed

    Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can turn this feature on or off.

    2.5V/6CH Preamp Output: The KD-A525 is equipped with three pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front & rear preamp outputs offer balance/fade control and are designed to hookup to a full-range 4-channel amplifier. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and designed to hookup to a mono-block subwoofer amplifier.

    Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KD-A525 features a built-in high-pass filter for the unit's front & rear speakers and a low-pass filter for the unit's subwoofer output.

    • High-Pass Filter: You can activate a high-pass filter (fixed) for the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers.
    • Low-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preamp output features a low-pass filter. In order to prevent high-frequencies from being sent to your system's subwoofers, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter to 55Hz, 85Hz, or 120Hz.

    Subwoofer Level: You can adjust the KD-A525's subwoofer level (0-8) independently from the head unit's main volume control for added bass volume.

    Key-Touch Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The JVC Arsenal KD-A525 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically.

    IF Filter: You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

    Mono: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    US/European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing,

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-A525 can play MP3 (8-320 kbps)/WMA files (8-192 kbps) that have been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo or Windows long file. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 folder hierarchies, 255 folders, and no more than a total of 512 files and/or folders on each disc. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3 or WMA files.

    Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD, so you can easily access your music. The Track/Folder List will also display the list of track titles on a CD Text disc. If the MP3/WMA disc contains a lot of tracks, you can fast search (+/-10 or +/-100) through the disc by turning the unit's control dial quickly.

    Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-A525 offers the following Repeat and Random playback modes for your audio CDs.

    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current disc at random), Off (cancels random function)

    Disc Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc). Next time you select CD for the playback source, the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Disc Protection: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust. The source will change to CD, and the disc will begin playback, even if you have another source selected at the time.

    Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity

    USB Port: The JVC Arsenal KD-A525 features a front panel USB 2.0 type-A port behind a sliding cover for connection of a USB mass-storage class device. The USB port enables audio playback and control of MP3(8-320 kbps)/WMA (8-192 kbps) audio files stored on a portable USB mass-storage class device formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The KD-A525 can recognize up to 255 folders (255 files per folder) and 65,025 total files. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3/WMA files (up to 60 characters).

    Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC Arsenal KD-A525's front-panel USB port also acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. An additional iPod cable is available (469USBPOD, sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit.

    iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the JVC head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 98dB. The JVC Arsenal KD-A525 supports audio playback of music files, podcasts, and apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Music Browsing: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search your iPod/iPhone's music by Category (Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Genre/Composer). If the selected category contains a high number of tracks, you can fast search (+/-10, 100, 1000) through the music tracks in that particular category by simply turning the head unit's control dial.
    • Repeat & Random: The KD-A525 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.

    Note: You can listen to apps stored on your iPod touch or iPhone through the JVC head unit when controlling the iPod/iPhone via its touchscreen (cannot access apps via head unit control mode).

    iPod/iPhone Display: The KD-A525 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, regardless of control mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.

    iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone.

    Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC Arsenal KD-A525 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of November 2011):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: A front-panel & rear-panel stereo minijack are provided to allow the connection of portable audio sources. Simply connect your portable digital music player to either the unit's front or rear auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Optional Bluetooth: The unit's rear-panel auxiliary input can also be used to connect JVC's KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSBTA10, sold separately). The KS-BTA100 gives you hands-free communication from your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone and wireless streaming audio from a Bluetooth enabled digital audio player. The optional JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls. The KD-A525 can be set to automatically mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using your car speakers.

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-A525 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit also features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    4 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By ricky, holcomb ks on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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    very nice cd player everything that came with it was good wires and radio hardness work out great
    Pros:
    ship fast and very helpful
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    5 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By Anonymous, milford,delaware on Thursday, March 01, 2012
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    Very potent sound at half the volume level, that says it all. Easy to install and nice/bright display and big volume dial. Loved the usb input to connect your ipod.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By Jake, Burlingame, CA on Monday, February 27, 2012
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    May not be the most technologically advanced unit. But this head unit sounds awesome. Works great even with additional amps. Great buy!
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    5 out of 5

    jvc

    Written By tony w, summerville,ga. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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    AAAAA+
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    Cons:
    CANT FIND ANYTHING WRONG
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    4 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By dant, okatie s.c. on Monday, February 13, 2012
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    was easy to use, only issue i had was the subwoofer output didn't work causing a lot of hassle trying to determine what was going on.. on the plus side tech support was very helpful when i called, and are sending me a replacement radio
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    5 out of 5

    Easy Install, Great Sound

    Written By Anonymous, Bethesda, MD on Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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    I recently installed this unit in my 97 VW Cabrio. I was extremely pleased with the ease of installation and the thoroughness of the installation guide. The unit fits perfectly in the car and looks great. I am especially pleased with all of the customization options available and how easy they are to use. The sound is fantastic. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would definitely recommend this unit to friends.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Bang For Buck

    Written By Anonymous, New Hampshire on Monday, September 05, 2011
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    This unit was very well built. The front USB slot is great. I have my 16GB flash drive full of songs. Be warned though it only reads 265 songs per folder so I had to spend about 2 hours organizing my 2000+ collection of songs. The interface is somewhat complicated, but once you get used to it its OK. You just have to dig through the menus to find what you're looking for. But all the features make it a great buy. Dual auxiliary ports, dedicated subwoofer pre-out, the internal amplifier works great and you can even change the gain on it. All in all, I would definitely buy this again.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By don, kingsport,tn on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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    great deal for the money. sounds great. the cons...no preset buttons. buttons are orange and display is green. cant change it on this model. cant turn internal amp off. takes concentration from driving to adjust settings. not just a simple push or two. radio reception not as good as my old kenwood kd590. bought this because the display quit on my old one. was fixed under warranty, then quit again after it expired. a common problem. found the fix online, resoldered some resistors and it works great. sending the jvc back simply because the kenwood seems a much more solid unit. the jvc is still probably the best deal for the price. have dealt with crutchfield for years and always been satisfied.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Price and Unit

    Written By Hank3, Tallahassee, FL on Monday, May 30, 2011
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    This is my 6th JVC unit. For the price, it is packed with features. Made my speakers come to life. Can't believe how great they sound now. It is easy to customize and learn the functions. I like the front USB access as well as the auto dim feature.. Would recommend this unit for those who want a value-packed HU for a great price!
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Bang for your bucks

    Written By Big O, Hopewell IL on Monday, May 23, 2011
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    Lots of features for the price,got it hooked to a 4 channel amp and a Sub amp and it performs great. Great buy!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Great features!

    Written By Ted S, Roanoke, VA on Saturday, May 14, 2011
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    Feature packed unit with great sound! Liked it so much I bought a second one for another car! My Crutchfield adviser was "right on" when he said I would like this unit! Very easy to install and set up!
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    5 out of 5

    Great Sound

    Written By Glen, Leavenworth,wa on Monday, April 11, 2011
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    I primarily got this unit to play music and use my Ipod with it, I did not want fancy bells and whistles which it has plenty of. The price you pay for this unit along with the sound and ease of use can not be beat. This is an excellent car sterio for the price!!!
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    5 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By steve, Durham,nc on Thursday, April 07, 2011
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    works great need more sub woofer options as far as amount of gain etc. but fantastic value for the money
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    3 out of 5

    Good unit, but....

    Written By Andy, Tampa, Fl on Wednesday, April 06, 2011
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    Pros: The unit is good and solid.
    Lots of Features for the money.
    Sound and equalizer is really good.

    Cons: Not iPhone friendly. It works fine with my iPod Nano, but it doesn't
    communicate well with my iPhone 4, it keeps saying "reading" and won't go any
    further, maybe after a few attempts.

    Other than that I would definitely recommended it to a friend.
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    5 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By Nick, Ohio on Wednesday, April 06, 2011
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    Works Great, Easy to install. My only wish is that it had 1 through 6 buttons instead of scrolling 1-18 remembered stations. Get more stations with this but the stations i get close have a little more static?
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    5 out of 5

    Can't beat this deal!

    Written By Jim S, USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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    I installed this into my 2001 Wrangler. The installation was easy with Crutfields instructions... even soldering all the connections it only took me 35 minutes to install! The sound is awesome and it runs my iPod Touch through the USB port! I definitely recommend this unit! Thanks Crutfield!
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    5 out of 5

    JVC Arsenal KD-A525

    Written By ocean4jon, S.C. on Thursday, March 17, 2011
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    Great cd player and Ipod control. Very well worth the money!!! I would recommend this to a friend!!!!
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