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JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

CD receiver

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JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

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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.

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.

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

Anonymous, Nevada

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What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • KS-UBT1 USB Bluetooth adapter (installed in rear USB port)
  • Microphone with integrated bracketed (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
  • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
  • Face-case
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Face fixing 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)
  • USB Bluetooth Adapter instructions
  • "The countries where you may use the Bluetooth function" note
  • "USB Caution" note

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:
    Reviews

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT Reviews

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    105 Reviews

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Nevada on May 12, 2015

    2003 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

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

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great car stereo, my second JVC

    Written by: Brian from Coconut Creek, FL on May 1, 2015

    2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from san antonio, TX on April 27, 2015

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

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

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Wow!

    Written by: Saywhen from Virginia on April 27, 2015

    2006 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Connecticut on April 15, 2015

    2010 Nissan Frontier SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Pennsylvania on April 12, 2015

    2003 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Columbus, Ohio on April 7, 2015

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Minnesota on April 5, 2015

    1996 Mazda B3000
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love the radio works great.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Awesome for the price

    Written by: hsbsr from Anderson,Sc on March 30, 2015

    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Missouri on March 25, 2015

    2001 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Maryland on March 12, 2015

    1999 Chevrolet Venture
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from milwaukee , wi on March 8, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Cons:

    Great Radio!!

    Written by: MissNinjaFox from Gaithersburg, MD on February 19, 2015

    1995 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Tucson AZ on February 3, 2015

    1991 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Tucson AZ on December 7, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Arizona on December 3, 2014

    1987 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Santa Cruz, CA on October 12, 2014

    2006 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Irwin, PA on September 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Austin on September 4, 2014

    2006 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Texas on August 18, 2014

    2003 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Jacksonville, FL on July 12, 2014

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Good replacement Stereo

    Written by: FJazzHorn from Winter Garden, FL on July 5, 2014

    1999 Mazda B Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Dillon, CO on July 2, 2014

    1998 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Parma Ohio on June 30, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Aurora, CO on June 20, 2014

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Clear Lake Texas on May 5, 2014

    1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice unit - good instructions. Sounds good.

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

    Cons: none

    Excellent head unit

    Written by: wgb423 from Hartford, CT on May 5, 2014

    2006 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Ann Arbor, MI on May 2, 2014

    2001 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent product.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Fantastic upgrade!

    Written by: Joey from Orlando on April 30, 2014

    1995 Nissan 200SX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from Billerica MA on April 23, 2014

    2001 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from San juan,PR on April 20, 2014

    2004 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Pros:

    Cons: None

    Great Radio

    Written by: Mark from Highland, MI on April 10, 2014

    2007 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 from SF Bay CA on April 8, 2014

    1994 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I have this set up in an odd configuration and it worked out flawlessly. I have the rear usb cable connected to an extension cable and i routed that cable In a way that it hangs out of the rear side of the armrest. I wanted this so if a rear passenger wanted to plug in something to charge or even play on the stereo, they could. I tried shuffling the Bluetooth adapter between USB connections and it works in the front or the rear. I tried to see what kind of range i could get and even though i have a big SUV, i got up to 10 feet from the vehicle before it started to cut out. I have yet to test the Aux connector as with all these options, i don't really need to use it. Maybe i'll run my CB radio into it. Over all, the deck is a little expensive but honestly, the installation was simple and it is really easy to use. I will be buying another one of these for my other vehicle.

    Pros: 2 USB connections (the bluetooth adapter uses 1 usb so i plug it into the faceplate when i want to use it.) Aux in (when all else fails right?) Bluetoth for phone and music streaming (I have a samsung galaxy note 3 and the stereo even can play and pause the phone!)

    Cons: The price was a little bit high but I am happy with it for sure. When I went to put it into my 94 land cruiser, it was a bit crowded. I believe this to be more a problem with the vehicle as this deck seems to be the same size as every other one i have seen.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Tiki Tim from Bradenton, FL on April 7, 2014

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Loaded with features, lots of bang for the buck.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Excellent for the price

    Written by: Rico Z XII from Denver, CO 80205 on March 31, 2014

    1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I put this stereo in a 31 year old car & I am very pleased with the result. Using factory speakers limits how loud it plays, but at moderate volumes it is very pleasing to listen to. The reason I chose it was it had all I needed, Bluetooth, variable color display, CD player, HD radio, USB input & a detachable face. The buttons on the face control my BlackBerry music w/ease & it connects right up when get in the car for hands free phone use. I could have spent much more for something because of a name but I am glad I didn't.

    Pros: Ease of use. Quick set up & quality of sound. Easy to learn controls.

    Cons: High volume sound quality.

    JVC Arsenal

    Written by: Mike Q from Sterling heights Mi on March 25, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I really like this product. The Bluetooth features available are really nice. I like being able to stream pandora off of my smart phone and make phone calls through the radio.

    Pros: Great value

    Cons:

    Long Time JVC User

    Written by: Joe from Cleveland, OH on March 24, 2014

    2006 Chrysler Sebring
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    It's working with my Droid. The HD sound and station selection in great.

    Pros: I've been able to use the phone with the car's top down, driving on a freeway at 60 mph.

    Cons: It doesn't seem to find phone numbers that had been placed in groups on my Droid.

    JVC Arsenal Head Unit

    Written by: Anonymous from Goose Creek, SC on March 8, 2014

    1995 Ford F Series
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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    I have nothing but good things to say about this unit! It's an amazing value for all of it's features.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    WEAPON FOR MY ROAD TRIP

    Written by: SeniorPVT from Caruthers, CA on March 1, 2014

    1998 Chevrolet C Series
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    • Ease of Use
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    Works great and sounds great even with stock speakers. The pre amp sub output gives out super clean bass on my 10" kickers, The different colors are sure to fit the style of your ride.

    Pros: Great color, awesome sound, bluetooth eliminates any unnecessary wires.

    Cons: When phone is connected to the bluetooth input it displays songs on the phone even if using pandora. (Android) Galaxy s3

    Very nice receiver

    Written by: AndrewT from Cincinnati, OH on February 25, 2014

    2010 Toyota RAV4
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy to install, sounds great and looks great! Buttons are a little small for my fingers and takes a while to learn all of the features but good overall value. Easily paired with my Nexus5 for hands free calls and music.

    Pros: Powerful, sounds great, looks great, lots of features.

    Cons: A little tough to work the small buttons and takes a while to get comfortable with.

    Good but with flaws

    Written by: Matt from Kansas City on February 9, 2014

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    • Ease of Use
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    To be honest, I wouldn't buy this again. I chose it specifically because the JVC units have the adjustable button and display brightness. I can't stand head units that are lit up like an airport at night...distracting. So, I installed the unit and it sounds decent. BT phone pairing is good. You can adjust the color to match your dash fairly close... BUT... Even on 00 brightness on the knob side, the illuminated areas around the volume knob are too bright. Zero brightness to me means zero brightness. Not here. The dimmest setting is probably 50% brightness, which in this case is pretty bright. Even with my dash lights on max, the selector knob area is the brightest thing on the dash. Annoying. Second big carp: The HD radio lags behind standard def. So you start to get the station on standard, then it switches to HD and lags a couple seconds. You can indeed turn the HD off and run analog, but this is deceiving. The second you change channels, you have to AGAIN set it to hold analog or you get the annoying phase shift again and again. When I read the detailed description of this item before purchase, it made it sound like you can turn OFF the HD if you wish. Well, you kinda can, but to me OFF is OFF, not having to set it each time you change stations. There should be a master HD off function. I feel that the high level of display adjustments and ability to screen out HD are misrepresented or at the least greatly exaggerated.

    Pros: Affordable. Lots of features on paper for the price. Many color choices for display. Decent build quality.

    Cons: Can't turn illumination down far enough despite being billed as adjustable. Even lowest setting on DIM is too bright on left side of control panel. HD radio is annoying and too fiddly to lock onto analog.

    cool features

    Written by: ken from san Diego, ca on February 8, 2014

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    • Ease of Use
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    Nice features

    Pros: Color

    Cons: Display a little small

    Works great Mate

    Written by: DavidP from Philadelphia, PA on February 5, 2014

    1995 BMW 540I
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I really like this unit. It does everything, and it has great sound. Works fine with the BMW amplifier. And you can choose EQ profiles to better match the amplifier.

    Pros: Sounds great Good Price Versatile Good FM receptions

    Cons: None

    Great value with some drawbacks

    Written by: dcm from North Jersey on February 3, 2014

    2008 Subaru Outback
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall, I think it I got a great value for the money, but there are some minor annoyances. The radio reception is very good. Much better than than the Subaru factory radio. The bluetooth sound quality is good. People comment on how clear it is all the time. The menu system is cumbersome, but I guess it is to be expected for a single din unit with this many features. Fortunately, after initial setup, you don't need to get in to it too much. The button layout to left of volume control is crowded which makes it very easy to hit the wrong button. Fortunately, the supplied remote duplicates most of the functions and is very simple to use. I attached the remote to a lanyard and place it around the gear shifter so it won't get lost. With the remote you can switch between inputs, radio presets, seek stations, control ipod and adjust volume. I've found two glitches with the ipod interface. Sometimes the displayed song name gets out of sync with the song playing. Switching forward or backward between songs doesn't correct it. You have to change to a different input and then back to ipod to correct. The other glitch shows up when I have the ipod nano set to fade 1 song in to another for uninterrupted playback. There is a minor click and/or interruption in the music (quarter second or so) between songs. I haven't called JVC on this yet. Maybe a firmware upgrade can take care of it.

    Pros: - Excellent radio reception - very clear bluetooth handsfree sound quality - Easy to use remote

    Cons: - confusing menu system - cheap feeling buttons and crowded layout - Some ipod interface glitches

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Robert from Nc on January 19, 2014

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    • Ease of Use
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    Good prodoct

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    my jvc radio for my 2004 jeep wrangler

    Written by: fattman1977 from Hiawassee G.A on January 19, 2014

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this radio to put in my jeep wrangler, and it sounds assume. t have a set of jbl speaker in the place of my factory speakers and with this radio pushing them it sounds like I have a huge speaker and a high wattage amp but I don't. it is so load and for the size of the speaker I have I cant hardly stand to sit in the car with the stereo on full volume. its so load the my eyes start watering.the jbl speaker with this radio are a good start to a great sounding radio system.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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    Best bang for your buck

    Written by: Will from Phoenix, az on January 6, 2014

    2010 Mazda 3
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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I had the previous HD model for this unit and it worked like a champ.

    Pros: HD built-in, Bluetooth, front AUX and USB

    Cons: They removed the button on the face for the preset EQ, now you have to use the remote to go through them quickly.

    JV arsenal

    Written by: Anonymous from Vancouver, WA on January 3, 2014

    2000 Ford Crown Victoria
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Enjoy most everything about it except that it won't sync with my ipod to keep it charged. "Uncompatible"

    Pros: Easy to install and use

    Cons: Doesn't keep auxiliaries charged

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: JAH from Austin, TX on January 3, 2014

    2004 Ford Mustang
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed in a 2004 Mustang with Mach Audio system. Works and sounds great

    Pros: HD radio, USB, Aux, and Bluetooth

    Cons:

    Nice freakin sounds

    Written by: MrChiefsnation from Houston on January 1, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Sounds good. Love the different colors and options for the colors also. ipod dock is okay but not great

    Pros: sounds good, alot of great features

    Cons: cant figure out pandora

    Good radio so far

    Written by: Wayne S from Mesa, AZ on December 30, 2013

    2011 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The radio sounds pretty good. Still haven't been able to figure out how to assign preset stations 7 through 18. Not able to set the night time colors. The installation kit is not as solid as the OEM bracket. It rattles so I'm going to have to do something to fix it.

    Pros: Wiring diagrams were easy to follow.

    Cons: Specific items like setting the preset stations above 6 and setting the night time colors were not obvious (from the manual). Could use some improvements here.

    Great unit

    Written by: J Baccus from Ca on December 30, 2013

    2005 Toyota 4Runner
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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is the second one of these that I have bought. Bought the first for my 05 Tacoma 4x4 and the second one for my girlfriends 05 4Runner. This receiver works great. I really like the front and rear USB connections and devices can be charged on both. Don't know how the Bluetooth module works since I routed the rear USB cord into the glove box on both trucks and have a primary iPod connected to the rear USB.

    Pros: USB charging of multiple devices at the same time. Have been able to charge iPhones, iPad and iPod (2 at a time) and still select which device to play music from.

    Cons: navigating menu for settings can be a little frustrating. Definitely not for adjusting while driving.

    Really nice stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Hanover pa 17331 on December 23, 2013

    2007 Hyundai Sonata
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    I bought this stereo as a gift for my fiancé. She loves it.

    Pros: Lots of features for the $

    Cons:

    Nice head unit

    Written by: Gary from Cincinnati, OH on December 16, 2013

    2006 Chevrolet Express
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Very nice unit for the price. I'm using this as a replacement for the stock radio. HD radio is awesome, it makes AM sound as clear as FM. iPod controls are great and bluetooth connectivity is very cool.

    Pros: HD radio, Bluetooth and IPod controls, great price

    Cons: none so far

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Dave C from Orange, CT on December 8, 2013

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I was very impressed with my first purchase of the JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT that I bought a second one for my other car. Pretty intuitive to use and like all the features it has. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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    Great for the money

    Written by: Jodi from Jasper fl on December 5, 2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 2500
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    Cant be beat for the price great sound quality easy to use

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    Full Featured Great Bang for Buck!

    Written by: Chris from Alexandria, VA on December 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is a great product with blue tooth options that can't be beat at any price!

    Pros: Blue tooth, HD radio, CD, Pandora, phone and music via blue tooth.

    Cons: The only reason I gave 4 stars is due to the angle of my dash the display is *VERY* hard to see. Sunlight completely washes the display out.

    KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: VS from Atlanta, GA on December 2, 2013

    1999 Mazda B Series
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Almost every feature you could ask for. HD Radio sounds great!

    Pros: Easy setup menu.

    Cons: None so far.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Bob from Wilmington Oh on November 18, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet HHR
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Bought this to replace factory system Wanted HD and Bluetooth Tuner will not hold a station for more than 20 miles away from the station Bluetooth will not reach more than 2 feet and amplifier craps out at any decent volume My speakers are infinity reference series and work fine with factory radio I am returning unit and putting factory radio back in

    Pros: looks cool

    Cons: does not work

    great

    Written by: poolguy4544 from toledo oh on November 12, 2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
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    big upgrade from the 2005 pioneer reciever i put in my 2005 dodge when it was new

    Pros: lots of versatility blutooth is cool

    Cons: menus are kin of confusing had a problem syncing phone once

    jvc arsenal...pick something else

    Written by: Anonymous from Fredericksburg, VA on October 20, 2013

    1988 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A few months ago I got a new Sony car stereo for my wifes jeep. We both have android phones so I got whatever one had all the android compatibility stuff. It really is a well featured radio. It does integrate all her phone stuff. So, fast forward like 6 months and its time for me to get a new one. I want my head unit to have hd and this new jvc arsenal supposedly has all these integration points with android phones too. The sound is great. The hd stations come in amazing....BUT if you buy this radio to connect with your phone forget it. Get the sony. This thing is a joke. It doesnt give yiu the text msg alert like it says it does, it doesnt even play navigation directions over the speakers. Too much money for "just a stereo."

    Pros: Sound quality, hd stations

    Cons: Doesnt do much of anything when paired up with your phone.

    JVC Jukebox

    Written by: curtis from arkansas on October 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent so far. Love the multi-colored display. I leave it on Demo mode and the colors change constantly, like and old Jukebox. Had one time glitch when a disc failed to insert fully. Had to pull the disc to get it out but the player would not stop . Removed faceplate and killed the power to stop it. Not sure what happened exactly to cause this malfunction. My have been O.E. (operator error).

    Pros: Sound and build quality seem to be excellent. Really cool display.

    Cons: None really.

    Nice unit

    Written by: MP from Boston, MA on October 4, 2013

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    Good unit overall, but lacks in the usability department. It took me a while to figure out the user interface, and I am a techy.

    Pros: Excellent radio Great hands-free phone audio quality. Bluetooth easy to setup.

    Cons: Single line display Tiny and cramped buttons Very basic equalizer Non-intuitive interface.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Anonymous from columbus, oh on September 6, 2013

    2003 Ford Mustang
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    easy install. great sound quality. some difficulty with switching between app and ipod control through the radio. but overall very good radio. takes some time to learn the features

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    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: ray from augusta Wv on August 25, 2013

    1992 Mazda MX5
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    i had jvc radios before , got this one because bluetooth was part of unit i thought. a add on bluetooth stick

    Pros: works well .

    Cons: remote is not working well , labeling on switches could be better. sunlight washes out the display .bluetooth could be better

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: KenG from Joliet, IL on August 15, 2013

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I have two of these units and like them. The sound is good, it runs my amps well. The only problem is the display is hard to read during the day with the sun shinning. I use my steering wheel controls on one unit and the remote on the other. I am happy with the features and use the blue tooth often.

    Pros: Blue Tooth, steering wheel controls, remote, amp hookup. HD radio

    Cons: Display is hard to read in the sunshine or brighter days

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Boardman, Ohio on August 7, 2013

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    I can do so much with this unit. This is my 3rd JVC.

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    EXCELLANT MARINE RADIO

    Written by: Anonymous from GREERS FERRY,AR on July 27, 2013

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    EXCELLANT MARINE RADIO WITH OUTSTANDING FEATURES

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    Great head unit

    Written by: Lee3333 from Queens, NY on July 3, 2013

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this as a replacement for my Kenwood, which was 2 1/2 years old and was having intermittent problems. This JVC has several really nice features that were lacking in the Kenwood. The unit looks great and is easy to install and wire.

    Pros: First, it is much easier to access all of the preset buttons than with my old radio. Also, you can manually go from station to station. Many color options to choose from in the lighting, including separate setting for day and night (a great feature so you can have the intensity subdued and less distracting). High voltage preamp outputs. Controls easy to use

    Cons: Display only reads one line, and I have not figured out how to get it to show the song title, artist, & clock. The front USB slot has a door, but it is not deep enough to be able to close if you have the blue tooth adapter or a small USB drive in it. Very minor detail-you just have to leave the door open when using them. Only limited bands for the equalizer-again not a major item, since most people are overwhelmed by controls that are too detailed and complicated for the average consumer.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Anonymous from hilliard, ohio on June 12, 2013

    2003 Ford Escape
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    returned a Pioneer for this JVC and I am so much happier with the JVC. Installation is cake and the sound is great. the Bluetooth sounds good for incoming and outgoing sound. Once the otherperson on the other line heard themselves as an echo. I turned the volume down a little and it seemed to fix it. Other than that I am very satified.

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    JVC Arsenal

    Written by: David from Butte, MT on May 13, 2013

    2003 Ford F-350
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It was relatively easy to install in my F350 with the install kit and wiring harness. In some respects it's relatively easy to setup and use but the buttons are small and if you're driving too easy to miss the intended button and press the wrong one. The sound quality is better than the the old OEM and with the Sirius add on components it's reduced the clutter in my truck. The Bluetooth connection was a little cumbersome to get going with my phone and I still haven't gotten the phone book to sync. People I've called, through the Bluetooth, say the sound quality is very good and they don't hear the diesel noise that I hear driving - so that's a big plus. Overall I like the unit, it's meeting my expectations and definitely modernizing my audio in my 10year old truck.

    Pros: Easy install, good sound quality and very good Bluetooth phone quality.

    Cons: Not the easiest to setup/use and small buttons.

    Questionable

    Written by: P. M from Parker, CO on May 2, 2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
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    This is my 3rd JVC unit. Really like the remote because its small, easy to operate without looking at it, and can connect to a keychain. (Mine is on a lanyard) 1st one went bad making a very loud static noise. The bluetooth microphone went bad on the next. Bought this one since it has outputs specifically for a sub but it produced very little output even when maxing out all the settings. Turned the gain up to max on the sub amp but still very little output. Fortunately my 4 channel main amp has a built in splitter to allow the signal to be routed to a sub amp so I went back to using that and just not using the head unit's output. Not feeling real good about the JVC quality. Crutchfield is THE BEST, though.

    Pros: Remote is awesome on the JVC units. Features are good. Nice to have built in HD.

    Cons: pre-out for the sub does not provide ample (if any) signal to the sub amp. Useless.

    Great head unit

    Written by: MikeD from Edgewood,Ky on April 27, 2013

    1990 Mazda Miata
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    Easy to install in my 90 Miata and display is good in sunlight. Sound is excellent.

    Pros: Bluetooth, HD at a good price

    Cons: None

    Incredible Value,,,

    Written by: Gabriel from Montgomery Village, MD on April 24, 2013

    2008 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    In case you didn't know the JVC Arsenal KD-A95BT is the newer and improved version of this unit. I didn't choose it because the lack of HD Radio. What an amazing Swiss Army knife of a radio. There's a ton of functions and options and this unit does everything it promises and then some...

    Pros: HD Radio, great call quality, great iPhone/iPod integration. Very complete and well rounded package. Good bang for your buck.

    Cons: Menus takes some getting used to. No multi-line display. The included Bluetooth adapter takes up 1 USB port, out of 2.

    JVC's Arsenal series continues to rock

    Written by: Kent from Greendale, WI on April 14, 2013

    2006 Kia Sedona
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    • Ease of Use
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    I purchased this unit to replace a JVC KDAHD69 that I bought here about two and a half years ago. My main reason for the upgrade was to get all of the bluetooth functionality. BT was still a bit new in units in 2010. Anyway, I was extremely pleased with my previous JVC unit, and that opinion hasn't changed here. Sound Really great. Absolutely clear! HD radio continues to be excellent and is one of my favorite features. Menus Having come from a similar unit, I'm happy to say JVC kept the controls consistent. There are a few reviews in here about the controls being hard to use-- I get that, the modern 1-DIN units just don't have as many buttons as the old 2-DIN factory unit that you are replacing. But, you get used to it. But... Where did my old EQ button go? Display As in the previous unit, having the ability to customize the colors is really great- helps the new stereo perfectly blend in with the rest of your dashboard. New for this unit are a few rotating-color choices (kind of like demo mode, but without the dumb text). Not for me, but I can see a lot of people liking that their stereo constantly changes color. USB Works great. The USB "rear" port (on a cable) is used for the bluetooth adapter, but the front USB port is still great for other misc recordings you may want to play. BT Pandora!!! Love it! Really cool. Phone quality is great, voice dialing works fine, but took a bit of jigging with Ice Cream Sandwich on my android phone to get the voice dialing to activate via Bluetooth.

    Pros: Bluetooth functionality is nice to finally have Pandora functionality works really well HD Radio sound Customizable colors USB functions

    Cons: I'm a little disappointed the EQ button is no longer there as was with my old unit. I hate doing menus for that.

    Good Sterio

    Written by: Donnie from Asheville NC on April 7, 2013

    1990 Nissan Pathfinder
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    Great Stereo but hard to use. I'm old I guess and in my day the radio had a button for what it did, not a button that did 100 things. Press it once stand on your head and this happens, Press it twice, put your tongue out and this happens. This thing could run a small city with all its abilities. But I just want to turn it on and play music. I still can't get the flash drive to play all my music. All of it recorded the same yet some albums are not supported. When I have time I will call and ask for help.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: very complicated

    JVC KD-AHD75BT

    Written by: Richard from Epping NH on March 26, 2013

    2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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    Nice radio, my last radio had more features and gadgets (too many) but the JVC KD-AHD75BT did not forget its roots in practicality .... its far more fuctional in that its a multi function hi tech radio and IT HAS something they used to call buttons .... haha. Try driving down a snow covered, rutted highway in the middle of the night trying to joy stick function your way to another station or heaven forbid and activity more complex. This radio has Preset station select buttons and I like that. Keep the 250 function radio because if you ant use it while driving without excessive distraction it wont work for me.

    Pros: Plenty of functions, very competative price and looks nice

    Cons: Preset buttons could be a tad bigger for use folks with XL man hands

    Great radio!!

    Written by: Todd from Ronkonkoma NY on March 22, 2013

    2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this radio to replace oem in my Ford truck. I wanted to have it like the new Ford sync. This radio outperforms all of my expectations. The equalizer is a little tough to understand but once you play with it for a few times you understand it completely. The radio is easy to use. The Bluetooth options are great, the color settings and everything else is phenomenal. The only dislike I have with the radio is the HD to non-HD switch. While listening to an HD radio station that goes out it drops and raises the volume automatically. I have not found anyway online or in the manual on just turning HD feature off. Other than that I highly recommend this radio to anybody using it for phone, bluetooth, and the other options.

    Pros: Great sound quality. Multiple phones on Bluetooth. Front USB port charges devices. Removable face. Great color options. Great sound for phone calls.

    Cons: HD to non-HD stations Causes volume to automatically raise and lower. EQ settings are a little hard to get to and navigate through the menu. Getting to preset stations above seven could be a lot easier with a button on the front rather than pushing buttons and turning the dials but you do get used to it after a while

    Great head unit..

    Written by: Terence G from Newark, DE on March 21, 2013

    1999 Volkswagen Passat
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    This unit is pretty good. The only this about it that bothers me is after selecting a song, artists or album while using a iPod it doesn't go back where you left off. It starts all over again from the beginning. If you have over 100 artist or 5000 songs that can be a pain..Great volume and sound..

    Pros: The volume on this head unit is great. Tweaking the sound using the built in EQ is great as well. The Bluetooth works great as well.

    Cons: Finding artists, album or songs on the iPod is a task.

    Have 2 Love them both!

    Written by: Alan from Washington, IN on March 1, 2013

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    I have 2 of these units. One in a Jeep Cherokee and my newest one which I just installed in a 2002 Freightliner Century semi. The have been perfect since the install and sound great. I was looking for a do all receiver with Bluetooth. Both units paired with my Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Bluetooth even works well in the semi. That's a tall order considering the road noise. The menu is fairly easy to figure out and the custom colors blend with the respective dashes perfectly. The install kit for the jeep was seamless and I even got advice from Crutchfield on where to get a wiring harness for the semi. Crutchfield knows their stuff and carry quality products. Ive been dealing with them since 1981 and see no reason to go anywhere else.

    Pros: Cool display, great sound, plenty of inputs.

    Cons: Manual is a little lacking.

    Nice radio

    Written by: Bob from Davis on February 24, 2013

    1994 Land Rover County LWB
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    I really like all of the features this radio has. It plays great from my ipad and my android phone via blue tooth. The LCD is difficult to see in sunlight. BUT I don't think there are many radios out there that aren't difficulty to read in direct sunlight.

    Pros: Connectivity

    Cons: reflection off front panel make it difficult to see.

    Quite Happy

    Written by: Brandon from Nashville, TN on February 13, 2013

    1995 GMC Safari
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    Over all I am very happy, it sounds very good, looks nice and was easy to install.

    Pros: Great sounding unit with a lot of customizable options.

    Cons: the face plate takes some practice to get on. The menus can be hard to navigate (learning curve). I wish there was a quick way to access EQ settings and "Loud" on/off.

    Great system for a good price

    Written by: The Dokta from Evansville, IN on January 4, 2013

    2004 Hyundai Elantra
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    Sound quality is excellent. In fact, I removed a previously installed amp because this unit sounds better with its internal amps. One minor disappointment is that BlueTooth requires a USB fob, which is included, but obviously you lose one of the USB ports if you want to use BlueTooth. All things considered, it is a great system for under 200 bucks.

    Pros: Great sound, many features, fairly easy to set up and program.

    Cons: BlueTooth requires use of one USB port.

    A little early to tell, but generally very positive

    Written by: Managing to Keep Old Cars Running for the Kids from Washington, DC on December 31, 2012

    1996 Volvo 960
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    Maybe I'm old, but the GUI was a little tough for me at first. That may be a necessary byproduct of an otherwise clean and not fussy faceplate design, but it was a little befuddling to operate at first, even with the assistance of the (barely literate) manual at hand. That said, leaving it set to cycle color changes appealed to the 17 yo daughter for whom it was intended,. Fully iPhoneplug and play -- putting iTunes, Pandora and phone calls through an HD radio with simple Bluetooth pairing procedure. There is PLENTY of power in this unit for the average non-enthusiast -- without the need for an amplifier or subwoofer. You can certainly go that route if you want, but we didn't think it necessary, and you can hear from outside the car with all windows up that it isn't. We paired new Kenwood speakers in the back deck with the unit, fading to the rear about 3 notches to put more sound back there, and that made even the OEM (1996 vintage) door and dash speakers sound better. Be sure the unit is OFF before you remove the faceplate -- popping it out when the unit is playing confuses things, and resulted in the loss of the Bluetooth pairing, which could only be reinstated by clearing it and starting over. Lesson learned, only a minor design issue. Is it technologically that sophisticated to have the music sound muted when a phone call comes in? Probably not, but having that kind of functionality in a 1996 vintage beater car is, as they say, "pretty darned good."

    Pros: Terrific sound; multi-function Bluetooth solution makes hands free Pandora and iPhone 4S usage a blast; included microphone renders better voice quality than the iPhone itself; perfect fit (with a separately purchased dash pocket) on a 1996 Volvo 960

    Cons: User interface/menu system takes some getting used to; built in ring tones are pretty lame -- phone ring tones are played through the radio (and only those from the radio) for incoming calls on a paired phone.

    Great system but I wish you were told how to install the mic

    Written by: Ben H from Natick, MA on December 18, 2012

    2005 Honda Accord LX
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    The unit is expensive but it is really quite nice. It has 2 USB ports, though one dedicated for the Bluetooth (BT) receiver. It plays WAV files from my USB portable hard drive perfectly which is the main reason why I bought this unit but the BT is quite nice as well. It has an app which you can download and it's fairly good. The radio is fantastic. HD radio is so much better than regular and it's free which is always nice. I don't know why they make a HU which doesn't have an HD tuner in it. The sound is nice. I don't have an amp but I replaced my stock speakers and this unit uses them quite well. Again, way better than stock. Ease of use is a bit tricky. It's a 1 DIN unit. WAV files don't have tagging information so it doesn't display things like Title on the cell phone app. Also folder names do not scroll which I think is a problem but this is a "works as intended" feature. There are too many buttons and it does so much that I don't know of a better way to design the interface but this is a complicated device to use, particularly the hands free. The color displays are wonderful and this unit seems to be very well constructed. Running the wire was sort of tricky for the microphone. I have a Honda accord 2005 and I put the mic above the rear view mirror. The wire was so thin than I just shoved it under the ceiling and behind the A panel and down along the windshield. My car has a pop out which allows a wire to be run down the top of the dash which was convenient.

    Pros: Great system over all. The BT is quite nice and the install was a breeze. Great sound quality even without an amp.

    Cons: The UI is not very good (I avoid terrible as it technically works) but I suppose we can't expect much from a single din unit. There are so many buttons which perform multiple functions that it is hard to keep them all straight. Basically, read the manual and keep it in the car.

    Very nice system

    Written by: RobertH from Millersburg, OH on December 10, 2012

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