JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT CD receiver

Local radio lovers, here's one for you
Do you listen to AM/FM radio in your car? Your favorite stations will sound better than ever if they broadcast the digital sound of HD Radio™. The JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT CD receiver gives you a built-in HD Radio tuner that pumps up the FM sound quality to near-CD level, while making AM broadcasts sound like traditional FM. Since participating stations can broadcast multiple channels on the same frequency, you may find you have more choices than ever before. And it's backed by the rock-solid Arsenal two-year warranty.

The power and versatility of Bluetooth®
You may already know that Bluetooth lets you talk hands-free in the car, but now it lets you do so much more. Pair up your Android™ smartphone or Blackberry™, and you'll get some cool features — you can receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's abilities. You can also play the audio from many other apps. Think of Bluetooth as a wireless bridge between your smartphone and your dash.

iPhone® lovers get the same features when connected via USB. JVC also lets you pair two phones at once, so there's no need to choose between your personal and business lines. When a call comes in, the receiver will blink either blue or red, so you'll know at a glance if your call is coming from home or the office. To answer a call, just tap the volume knob.

Apps for Android
JVC's Android app lets you use your compatible Android phone's touchscreen to control receiver functions using finger swipes and gestures — for example, tap the screen to play and pause, or swipe right to skip forward a track. So pop your Android phone in a mount, and you can reach down to skip a track without taking your eyes off the road.

Control Pandora® Internet radio
JVC makes it easy to play your favorite Pandora stations. iPhone users can control Pandora when connected to the USB slot, while Android and Blackberry owners get full control of Pandora through the Bluetooth connection, depending on your phone's features.

Higher-power USB connection
JVC upped the power in their USB port, which lets you keep your smartphone charged, even when it's doing several tasks at once. And with your smartphone connected, you can listen to its internal memory as one source and access the little microSD card as another.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) 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.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
    • included Bluetooth adapter for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • USB 1A connection provides extra power for charging devices
    • built-in iPod control
    • control PANDORA® from your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone
    • works with Android app for gesture control over music playback
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Separated Variable Color display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front and rear USB ports, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4.8-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    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.

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    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Anonymous, Nevada on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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    This is the second JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT I have purchased and it is great!

    Great car stereo, my second JVC

    Written By Brian, Coconut Creek, FL on Friday, May 01, 2015

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    This is my second JVC car stereo. The first one I bought in June 2011 was the JVC KD-A815, an open box special I bought at the (now closed) outlet center in Charlottesville, and it died on me in April 2015 (front panel went haywire). This KD-AHD75BT was also an open-box special sold online, and it has all of the same features as my old unit but with the addition of HD radio and larger LCD text. It functions identical to my old unit, which is great because I didn't have to learn anything new. It also used the same connector, albeit with the speaker wires switched around. The sound is as good as my last model, but I had to set it differently to get the same sound (i.e. different mid/high settings). HD radio works great, its my first HD radio, and there is no delay in tuning. USB works great on either front or rear, and I like having the front for Bluetooth and rear for USB stick. Display is beautiful, I like having two separate colors for day and night and that it's fully customizable. Bluetooth works perfectly with my Android phone, but I don't use Pandora or the phone audio, I just feed song audio to it (haven't tried a phone call yet). Haven't used the line outs so I don't know how well they work. Only complaint with Crutchfield is they no longer give you the mounting kit for your vehicle, you have to buy this separately - however in my case the one that came with my last model fits this one too. Remote works great, love having it. Very happy with purchase!

    Pros: Great build quality Same harness as my previous JVC MP3 playback from USB on either port Bluetooth Great sound Beautiful display with fully selectable colors

    Cons: JVC's method of playback for MP3's - instead of allowing you to select a song by artist, or title, or folder, JVC locks you into sorting by filename only (files first, then folders I alphabetical order). I'm used to it, but my cheap $30 MP3 player does a better job with song selection.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Kevin, san antonio, TX on Monday, April 27, 2015

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    This deck not only was easy to install and use but exceeded my expectations. Sound quality is great!!

    Wow!

    Written By Saywhen, Virginia on Monday, April 27, 2015

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    What a upgrade from the factory Blaupunkt in my 06 GTO--A aftermarket head unit has got to be the best stand alone upgrade that can be done to most factory audio systems. HUGE difference in sound quality even with the factory paper cone speakers. The HD radio is excellent if you have stations broadcasting HD in your area. I just installed it a couple days ago so I really can't rate the "ease of use"--"Coolness Factor" or "Build Quality"--However I've always had good luck from JVC/Kenwood products in the past and I'm counting on it this time also. Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: I wanted improved sound and this unit delivers....Period!!

    Cons: none so far

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Chas71, Connecticut on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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    An excellent product for the money, I installed it into my 2010 Nissan Frontier with ease, works well, sounds well and has excellent controls and features!

    Pros: Very easy to install

    Cons: Would like a bit larger display

    Arsenal

    Written By Josh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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    I am very pleased with this jvc head unit. It's got great sound and already has increased output wattage compared to other brands out there. There are multiple easy to use features and the Bluetooth connects to my iPhone 6 with ease! The sound is great and the quality and clarity of the production is excellent

    Pros: Bluetooth,color options. I actually like that Bluetooth isn't built in so u can wire it to highest point in vehicle. I was able to walk 30 yards and still picked up signal.

    Cons: Price still a little high

    great head unit

    Written By Anonymous, Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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    The output on this radio is amazing it makes stock speakers sound aftermarket!

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: Isn't built in Bluetooth

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Mark, Minnesota on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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    Love the radio works great.

    Awesome for the price

    Written By hsbsr, Anderson,Sc on Monday, March 30, 2015

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    Awesome for aftermarket radio, bluetooth, hd radio, CD player, everything works great, would recommend to anybody looking to upgrade, yes you can get better, but for price, this radio works great....

    Pros: Everything works fine, no hassle to hook up, looks and works great.

    Cons: None really.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Matt, Missouri on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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    I installed this radio as an upgrade for my 2001 Lincoln Town Car. Crutchfield was great. I got the radio and all the install kits for my car with free shipping no less. What a deal. All of the cables on the radio had to be stripped which I guess is normal. Other than the fact that the dash kit mounted with an upward angle which make the screen impossible to read during the day, the radio sounds great. I'm really impressed with the sound quality. I would definitely this radio and especially Crutchfield to anyone.

    Pros: Great Features and Sound

    Cons: Install a little more difficult than expected and hard the read the screen

    Improved ride

    Written By tommyboy, Maryland on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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    What an improvement to my standard radio. Easy to use and all the choices necessary for today s electronics.

    Pros: Quality and good looks.

    Cons: Setting time is a little tricky but still o k.

    jvc aresenal

    Written By Ricky H, milwaukee , wi on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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    I had my mom pick out a radio based on what she wanted. She did good. I installed yesterday and it is awesome. If i needed a cd player i would get this unit, i will be buying the 810bt. Bluetooth is great, you do have to press the volume button to connect when it says "volume yes" "back no". I kept turning the volume knob but eventually figured it out.

    Pros: Display color changes, lots of features, can be expanded, hd radio sounds great, bluetooth works great.

    Great Radio!!

    Written By MissNinjaFox, Gaithersburg, MD on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    It has every feature you could want from Bluetooth, HD radio, great sound quality (that goes as loud as you'll ever need), and two USB ports. Its great for the price and easy to install yourself.

    Plus if your worried about ppl taking it it comes with a hard travel case for the face plate

    Pros: Has a lot of features, cute color variety, great value for the price and its the better option among JVC (Arsenal)

    Cons: None - I love it - I've had no issues or complaints

    good radio but has some issues

    Written By Anonymous, Tucson AZ on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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    Good radio with some issues. The display is nice as you can color match to your dash lighting. My biggest issue is not being able to turn off the HD Radio function. The HD lags behind and it gives a skipping echo effect when listening to standard radio. My power antenna won't come up either since switching to this unit. Not sure why as I followed the instructions on wiring it up( not my first time).

    Lots of control over the sound if you know how to tune your system.

    Pros: Good control over sound. Color control on display. 6ch pre outs Great phone features

    Cons: Needs better HD Radio functionality. Bluetooth control can be finicky

    Nice Head Unit

    Written By Neville, Tucson AZ on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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    For the money this is a very versatile head unit with features only found in some higher end models, The sound is great with just my factory amplified speakers. The USB for the iPod and thumb drive works great and after listening to HD radio broadcast, I wont go back to regular FM broadcast. I only wish JVC made a dedicated spot behind the removable face-plate or build in their Bluetooth adapter so both the front and rear USB are available.

    Pros: HD Tuner, Pandora, Ipod control and very cool illumination colors, separate front,rear and sub preouts. Ability to pair two cell phones at the same time

    Cons: Small buttons, and you definitely have to read the manual to figure out the controls. Bluetooth adapter takes up one of the available USB input.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Anonymous, Arizona on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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    I bought this head unit because I could choose the display/buttons color. I hate a screaming-bright blue display for night time driving! I finally stumbled upon the idea that the night colors for the display/buttons was a composite of Red/Green/Blue and that I needed to zero out the Green & Blue levels to get Red. Once that was discovered, then just decrease the intensity of the red color appropriate to night time driving. I haven't tried HD Radio yet, I haven't plugged in an auxiliary device, I don't have a Bluetooth phone (yet), but the unit supports all of that plus more. I do have 4 speakers hooked up and it sounds pretty good to me (that might not be saying much)

    Pros: Unit fits the 1 DIN slot as advertised. Unit also come with Crutchfield provided Sosche adapter harnesses and mounting kit accessories - very cool.

    Cons: I found the Operation Instructions to be helpful, but not at all detailed.

    Very Nice Alternative To OEM Radio

    Written By Jim, Santa Cruz, CA on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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    I bought a replacement for the standard Honda Ridgeline unit so I could get rid of an old 3rd-party iPod interface and also incorporate hands-free Bluetooth operation with my iPhone. This JVC included all I needed at a good price and sounds much better than the original.

    Pros: Good sound, neat appearance, fairly easy installation. Works with My wife's and my Smart Phones. Installation kit and steering-wheel control system also installed and working fine.

    Cons: Some controls are tiny and require visual feedback. Manual for the steering-wheel control interface was a bit vague - required a call to Tech Support. Support cleared it up within a few minutes.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By GaryK, Irwin, PA on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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    The receiver is excellent and does everything I hoped it would do. I have bought JVC radios before, but this one is by far the best one.

    Pros: Lots of functions

    Cons: Buttons are small, but I knew that before buying it, so I shouldn't consider that a CON.

    Really solid product

    Written By John R, Austin on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    Great sound quality. Bluetooth works great for hands free calling and playing music. HD radio sounds awesome. The selection buttons are small which is the only drawback.

    Pros: Great sound and overall features

    Cons: Selection buttons are small but I got used to it.

    Unit

    Written By Dean, Texas on Monday, August 18, 2014

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    Very nice unit with good features.

    Pros: HD radio .. iPod interface

    Cons: Controls small .. but that's expected

    Great features at a great price

    Written By KutuluKid, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, July 12, 2014

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    All the features i wanted in a head unit. Bluetooth audio streaming and phone, 3 sets of high gain pre-amps, HD radio (which is so much better than regular fm), color changing, removable face. Many people complain about the dimmer at night still being too bright but I thought it is fine, fully adjustable. Love that I can have different colors for day and night.

    Good replacement Stereo

    Written By FJazzHorn, Winter Garden, FL on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    Overall a good stereo for the price

    Pros: Added features that didn't come with vehicles manufacturers stereo. Price. In my case, easy to install.

    Cons: A little flimsy, cannot use phone GPS through bluetooth.

    Really only 1 USB

    Written By Chuck, Dillon, CO on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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    JVC makes you think this has built-in Bluetooth, as well as 2 USB inputs, front/rear. However, you have to use one of the USP ports for the included (not built-in) Bluetooth to USB adapter, so if you use the BT functions of this unit, you give up one of the USB ports. So if you want to use hands-free BT phone functions, you lost a lot of the capability of this unit. I wanted to hook up a thumb drive to one USB port and an iPod to the other, but can't do that. If you're looking for a true 2 USB unit, this isn't the one. The one I returned to Crutchfield also had a faceplate that would not eject properly. In addition I HATE the feel of every single button on this unit, you could not tell if you were actually pushing them or not. When navigating files and folders on USB thumb drive, it was very difficult to scroll through folders, and the unit cannot display any sub-folders, just shows them all so you get a very lengthy and confusing list. Finally, there is no way to pause playback from an iPod/iPhone via the head unit, VERY frustrating !! Would not recommend this unit to anyone.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Really only one USB Horrbile button feel and useability Useless USB folder interface

    Jvc Stereo

    Written By Darlene, Parma Ohio on Monday, June 30, 2014

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    I had bought this stereo for my husband for father's day he loved it! He loves all the features that came with this stereo. Plus the color display.

    Pros: He had been very happy so far. So there is only pro's right now.

    Cons: None at this point.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Tim, Aurora, CO on Friday, June 20, 2014

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    Connection and install went great.

    Pros: Looks good in the car. Feature set is good. Sounds way better than stock radio with same speakers. HD radio clarity awesome.

    Cons: Buttons on receiver are pretty small to use while driving.

    JVC

    Written By Kurt H, Clear Lake Texas on Monday, May 05, 2014

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    Nice unit - good instructions. Sounds good.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good, fit in 1995 grand cherokee

    Cons: none

    Excellent head unit

    Written By wgb423, Hartford, CT on Monday, May 05, 2014

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    Solid head unit. Great Bluetooth. No complaints. Remote controls Pandora = excellent. Love it.

    Pros: Powerful unit, good price. Clean appearance

    Cons: Don't know of any.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Anonymous, Ann Arbor, MI on Friday, May 02, 2014

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    Excellent product.

    Fantastic upgrade!

    Written By Joey, Orlando on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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    I upgraded to this head unit from a 2007 Pioneer and there is such a major difference. The options, sound quality durability are so much better on this JVC unit. I'm glad I switched brands.

    Pros: Options Bluetooth dongle included Sound quantity

    Cons: Android connection with 4.3 doesn't work

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written By Kevin, Billerica MA on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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    Awesome Tunes!!! Bluetooth is crystal clear when making calls....And streams Pandora with no problems!!!!

    Pros: Everything about this receiver is just fantastic!!! HD sound is sick!!! Stock speakers and it kicks butt!!!

    Cons: NONE!!!

    Best Radio

    Written By James, San juan,PR on Sunday, April 20, 2014

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    Been a customer for JVC radios a long time, i have never been disappointed. Great product, best product and very easy to use. Thanks JVC

    Cons: None

    Great Radio

    Written By Mark, Highland, MI on Thursday, April 10, 2014

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    Very Happy with JVC Arsenal. I replaced dead OEM radio in 2007 Impala. I didn't have any complaints about the oem unit but I should have...the Arsenal is a dramatic and notable improvement in sound quality. Particularly clearer bass. The JVC will never look like the OEM - but color-matching the display goes a long way to help. The display brightness has a day/night setting. I would like the night setting to be a little dimmer but no big deal really. HD radio sounds great - really improves AM stations considerably. I live a little ways into rural area, and I would say the reception in general is no better than OEM. On the fringes of the range HD can drop in and out. It turns out my favorite feature is the phone call sound quality. I have tried a couple of different wired mic headsets plugged into the phone, bluetooth headset, just the speaker phone, and holding the phone to my ear. Others (wife in particular) note sound quality on the other end is far better than any of the options I have used in the past. Its great to just talk in a normal tone/volume and be heard clearly.

    Pros: Bluetooth/phone sound quality Tuner sound quality Display color adjustment

    Cons: night mode brightness is a bit too bright

    A great radio so far

    Written By Traintech86, SF Bay CA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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