JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65 CD receiver

Built-in HD Radio™ for digital sound
Your favorite AM/FM stations never sounded so good. The JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65 CD receiver lets you tune in digital HD Radio brodcasts, cranking up the sound quality significantly. Many stations take advantage of the multicasting feature, which lets them broadcast additional channels on the same radio frequency, so you have more listening choices. And it's all backed by the Arsenal two-year warranty.

Put Pandora® Internet Radio in your dash
JVC makes it easy to play your favorite Pandora stations. With your iPhone connected, you can skip songs, change stations, and rate songs using the receiver's controls. Plus, the 1-amp USB port charges devices quicker and keeps them charged while they're multitasking.

Separated Variable Color display
The KD-AHD65 features a super cool display that lets you change the colors on the controls independent from those on the screen — with over 30,000 possible shades per side. That means you can create the ultimate color scheme, match your dash perfectly, or just let the colors cycle continually for a fun effect.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
    • USB 1A connection charges devices quicker
    • built-in iPod control
    • control PANDORA® while your iPhone's connected
    • 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:
    • works with JVC Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: front USB port, front and rear auxiliary inputs
    • 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-AHD65

    Written By Rich, Maple Valley, WA on Monday, June 03, 2013

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    It appears to be a very nice stereo. Does take some getting used to all the menu options to get it set up and running. But all in all, pretty easy to operate, good sound and good features.

    Nice JVC head unit

    Written By Walter N, Brea, CA on Saturday, June 01, 2013

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    This sucker rocks. I love the HD Radio, very easy to use. Looks great when installed and sound quality is good. I love the different color display options for the buttons. You can control your iPod on your iPod which is great.

    Pros: Easy to adjust setting & navigate menus. Very cool color display options.

    Cons: Some buttons are kind of small and you can tend to hit others when using. Not the greatest instruction manual to explain all the more in depth features.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65

    Written By Anonymous, Tiptonville, TN on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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    The head unit is a good one, however seek and tune are features it's lacking.

    Awesome little unit

    Written By Bryce, Trenton, NJ on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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    Solid little unit. Audio quality is good when loud is switched to on (paired with infinity reference door speakers). I love the rear aux input so that I can hook in an AptX reciever instead of regular bluetooth. Great little unit that fits nicely in the car. Just beware the FM receiving isn't really good.

    Pros: Sound, great equalizers.

    Cons: FM Radio

    seems fine

    Written By MrWombat, Seattle, WA on Monday, May 20, 2013

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    see pros/cons.

    Pros: value

    Cons: HD stations take a long time to tune in. i get ~3-4 second delay before any sound after hitting the preset for some HD stations.

    JVC Arsenal stereo

    Written By Mathdude22, lynchburg, va on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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    Great stereo all the way around. It has all the features an audiophile could ask for. The equalizer has tons of settings for perfecting the sound of your music. I paired this stereo with some Kicker speakers, and the sound quality and power output are amazing. I love the USB input, which allows you to control an iphone or ipod through the stereo, rather than fiddling with the device itself. I highly recommend this stereo.

    Pros: Great sound quality. Lots of settings and input options.

    Cons: The plastic faceplate has a little bit of flex to it when you push the buttons. It would be nice if it felt a little sturdier.

    Kywildcats

    Written By Elizabethtown, Ky on Monday, May 06, 2013

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    I am so delighted with my new JVC stereo. The sound and design are great. I love how the display changes colors. It is perfect for me!

    Pros: I love this product. The price was unbelievable. I showed it to people and now they want one. Delivery was fast. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

    Cons: I cannot think of any cons.

    Great

    Written By Wood Walker, Rocky Ford, CO on Friday, May 03, 2013

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    Works good

    Pros: USB in the front

    JVC Replacement

    Written By Podman, OK on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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    I bought this to replace an older model JVC radio in my car. The salesman at Crutchfield told me the unit would plug in without having to rewire anything. That's the main reason I bought another JVC radio so I wouldn't have to rewire the setup. Well he was wrong! The wiring is the same but the plugs aren't. The old unit has a big plug and the new unit a small plug. So I will have to rewire the plug after all. So I'm not too happy about that. The reason for the one star on ease of use.

    Cons: Unit wiring not the same as the plugs are different size. Don't believe what the salesman says unless you can verify what they tell you.

    very weak subwoofer preouts

    Written By serious abt sound, orlando,fl on Friday, April 26, 2013

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    sub woofer preouts are very weak

    Pros: great price for a basic aftermarket unit

    Cons: very weak preouts, not the 4volt which they claim

    Great Stereo!

    Written By LarryF, Springfield, MO on Monday, April 22, 2013

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    No problems works great ! looks good too!

    Pros: HD Radio! Change colors of display, and USB connection in front.

    Cons: Programming is a little confusing according to instructions.

    AWESOME!

    Written By RJ, Ray, Minnesota on Sunday, April 21, 2013

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    Absolutely love this deck! Easy to use, lots of settings to really tune. Looks amazing installed easy hook up. All around great deck for a good price!!

    Pros: Lots of settings can adjust sub, rear speakers and front speakers awesome colors and easy to use.

    Cons: None

    Great radio

    Written By BobbyN, DURHAM, NC on Friday, April 19, 2013

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    this is a very good radio. if you're looking for a car radio... for a fair price.... this is the one you should get.

    Pros: value, sound quality, ease of use, coolness factor..... I would say build quality is the best Pros....

    Cons: i don't see any cons....

    I like it

    Written By Anonymous, ashland, oregon on Friday, April 12, 2013

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    Good value, Sound quality is good for me, if you talk to my wife that means nothing. Ease of use is as good as any. By that I mean I don't need glasses to drive, but to operate the radio I should have them on! So I have a learning curve to remember what buttons do what. Not the same flush mount as factory radio, but that is fairly common I would guess. Works well with my IPod. Instructions from Cructhfield again and as always made the install so easy with harness for the car. Took all of maybe an hour to install.

    Pros: Color background can be adjusted to match, or come close to factory. Looks good Front USB and Aux connections

    Cons: Been two weeks since install, none yet.

    JVC Arsenal

    Written By jr, Houston, Tx on Monday, April 08, 2013

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    Pretty happy with the new radio. Installation was a snap with the wiring harness and adaptor face plate. Thanks so much for making good stereo equipment available to us at a reasonable price. Crutchfield has been around for a long time and continues to offer first class service.

    Pros: easy installation, great value

    Great Vlue

    Written By Joseph, Fort Wayne, IN on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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    For the money this stereo packs in a lot options. The only thing that would make it better would be radio data service for song and album titles, but I knew that wasn't there when I bought it. I'm still very happy with what I spent versus what I received. $129 for everything including the install kit.

    Pros: Lots of features for the money.

    Cons: Set-up changes are a little tedious, however, there is a lot of customization which is good.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65

    Written By Todd T., East Wenatchee, WA on Saturday, April 06, 2013

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    The JVC unit is all it should be. Great sound, easy hook up, awesome price

    Pros: sound quality, appearance

    Cons: controls take a little getting used to as some buttons are rather small. I find using my fingernail tip on many of them works well.

    Clean look and easy function

    Written By DanS, Indianapolis, IN on Friday, April 05, 2013

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    Easy install and noticed a difference right away with my stock speakers, then sounded even better with my aftermarket speakers (which I also got from Crutchfield). I like the Pro Equalizer as it has more specific adjustments than most equalizers. The HD radio is nice as well the stations sounds much clearer. I would recommend this for someone looking for an entry level head unit.

    Pros: Adjustable color illumination so it matches my dash lights. Good equalizer. HD radio

    Cons: Display screen has a lot of glare during the day so it is sometimes hard to read. Not very good instructions for using a non-iPod mp3 player.

    Decent deal

    Written By JR, Indianapolis on Thursday, April 04, 2013

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    Nice unit for the price.

    Pros: A lot of options. Clean powerful sound.

    Cons: Muting is done with the volume knob,if you hit a bump while adjusting the volume you will end up muting it instead! A lot of features,but navigating thru the process of changing what you want is time consuming and sometimes confusing.

    New Sounds

    Written By xearl, Saugerties,NY on Friday, March 29, 2013

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    I like my new radio compaired to the stock model. The sound quality is much better. Looks great.

    Pros: The greatest is the USB port . I have a small flash drive that will hold 1000 tunes. The front plug for external players is also a plus.

    Cons: Some of the buttons are to small. Had to take unit out to hook up blue wire that I was not sure about.Reception was much improved after that.

    Great stereo

    Written By Sayre S., Mendocino, CA on Friday, March 15, 2013

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    Best stereo for the money, USB and aux inputs, easy to use, color changing ability (makes the wife think I got it for her) Great sound quality from stock speakers. Best Stereo I have ever bought and one of the cheapest. I might buy a couple more for my other cars.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65

    Written By JonathanF, Liberal, KS on Monday, March 11, 2013

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    Long time customer who has not bought any mobile audio in a while. Great stereo at a great price, and always and as I remember an easy install thanks to Crutchfields install kit.

    Expectations satisfied

    Written By Pete in ATL, Atlanta, GA USA on Saturday, March 09, 2013

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    Good value for the money. Very pleased with the instructions to help me make this work with my vehicle on the first try. Might buy another for my old truck.

    1ST CLASS SERVICE ALL THE WAY!! CUSTOMER FOR LIFE.

    Written By Big Boy :^), Cumming, Ga on Saturday, March 02, 2013

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    The Customer Service at cruchfield is the best....have been with them for over 16 years.and when I need something they are always thear for me.my service person who took my order on the phone has been with the company for 22 years and he knows his stuff.....let me tell you.if you ever.... and I mean ever have a problem with anything they will be more then happy to help. Mr, Cruchfield have done a Great Job with his people over the years!!! I'am a customer for Life. will be back soon guys.

    Pros: All of the above!!!!

    Cons: None

    Great Radio

    Written By amsm110808, austin texas on Thursday, February 28, 2013

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    This radio for the price is great. I bought it because it has 4.8 volts on the pre-amp. I put it in hooked up my subs and couldnt be happier. If your looking for a great radio thats a great price this is the best for the money.

    Love it

    Written By Pat, Saint Charles, MO on Saturday, February 23, 2013

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    Love it . HD radio is the bomb

    Pros: All good

    KD-AHD65 better then KD-AHD69

    Written By Richie, South Florida on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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    I replaced a KD-AHD69 because the Source (On/Off) Button is positioned in a better place on the KD-AHD65. The Frequency Responce of the KD-AHD65 is listed as the same as the KD-AHD69 but sounds a little better, a little fuller for CD and USB songs. I used to use Sony in my car but I have changed and have used JVC since 2010. Sony makes the best remotes but JVC beats them in display/button color options. The sound levels are about the same. With the JVC you do not get the annoying beep, beep, beep everytime you shut off your car like you do with a Sony.

    Pros: USB port - Many, many color options for the display and the buttons - built in HD Radio - use same KD-AHD69 plug for KD-AHD65

    Cons: Depending on the color you chose, you might have to use different color settings for the buttons and the display to make both appear the same. If the buttons look too bright after you turn down the dimmer you may have to turn down Red and/or Green and/or Blue value by one or two. KD-AHD69 remote on/off function worked but there is no remote on/off function for the KD-AHD65.

    Great stereo with USB, few problems

    Written By Viperdoug, Cleveland, OH on Sunday, February 17, 2013

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    I've always loved JVC stereos. This is about my fifth one over the years. This JVC arsenal is great. Excellent HD radio quality. I've always loved having the remote control in my truck, but this model doesn't let you turn the power on or off from the remote like my previous JVC radio remotes were capable of. The USB port is awesome, no more burning CDs. However, I'm having issues with files in a given folder playing out of order and not because the radio is on "random" play. I don't mind with music folders, but when listening to an audio book you really want these files to play in order. Make sure you format your flashdrive to FAT32. Even then files play according to a hierarchy, but even with files in numerical order in a folder you may still have issues with them playing in proper order. One last thing, if you have a folder with say 150 files there isn't a way to jump by 10s to a high numbered file like previous JVC stereos could by using the mode button. You have to thumb through them one at a time. Maybe I will eventually figure this out. Still an awesome stereo.

    Pros: USB port, no need to burn CDs anymore. Remote control.

    Cons: Can't turn radio on or off from remote. Can jump to high numbered files by 10s, have to move one by one through them. USB file order issues when playing, may not play in proper order.

    Just Good

    Written By MikeO, Westport, Ma on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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    Good sound..Not that hard to figure out..Bought it for the sub-outs but they do not have enough drive..Hooked up Electronic crossover to rear output to work sub. for additional cost. Still has plenty of features for the price..

    Pros: Colors HD Radio IPhone USB

    Cons: Sub outs lousy

    solid jvc

    Written By crash3400, waco, tx on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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    the quality i've come to expect from JVC. bit of a learning curve when getting acquainted with the unit, but pretty easy to use once you get used to it. sounds great on any system and easy to install. great unit for the price.

    Pros: 2 aux connections, usb port, remote and ridiculous amount of color choices.

    Cons: learning curve for setup, no dimmer option

    Love the ever changing lights

    Written By Performs great, Shepherdsville, KY on Monday, February 11, 2013

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    I had this installed in a 1992 Wrangler. I chose this unit for the HD radio and ability to choose what color display I wanted or to have it display them all in a rotating pattern. If you live in a big city I am sure HD is awesome. Where I live it sucks. So the chanels fade in and out and also skip like a record it's pretty bad. Has nothing to do with this unit, just HD reception is bad here.

    Pros: Ever color changing display, remote, 2 ipod or other connections, USB for thumb drive connection. More bells and whistles than I need, but I got them.

    Cons: None for the unit, just check out HD in your area first as you can not choose (that I am aware) to turn on or off HD and HD here in Louisville, KY sucks.

    JVC brand I would recommend

    Written By HolleyMusic, LaPlace,LA on Friday, February 01, 2013

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    This is my second JVC receiver from Crutchfield.I was so impress with my first JVC KD-AHD79 I had to buy this KD-AHD65 when i saw it on sale to put in my other vehicle. The KD-AHD65 may be an older model but the specs are about the same as the KD-AHD79. JVC car receivers has now become my brand I would recommend..

    Pros: Good quality,sound and value

    Cons: the remote is not setup to turn on or off the unit :(

    Fantastic Unit!

    Written By Mikey G, Merrick,New York on Thursday, January 31, 2013

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    I installed this in my 1987 Mustang GT convertible upon the recommendation of Kyle my advisor I cannot be happier it has only been a short time and I only use the car for minimal use but I have to say the display is incredible I love the color features the brightness and the clarity,The HD Feature is so much better I can never go back to regular radio,If you look at the specs they are far better then more expensive radios it has everything you need and nothing you don't I highly recommend this brand and model radio You won't be disappointed!

    Pros: Specs,Display,Features,Quality brand!Ease of Install!

    Cons: None yet

    jvc babbbbyyyy!

    Written By great deck!, tri-citys WA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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    i have 6-1/2 md quarts all around and added this deck with sound ordinance 8pt and my $500 system is impresive! My buddy paid $5000installed. i installed mine thanx to Cruthfield!

    Pros: everything!

    Cons: none

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65

    Written By Michael I., Lakewood, co. on Thursday, January 24, 2013

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    Looks good, sounds good even with factory amp and speakers, unfortunately, it wouldn't move out of the demo mode and just keep rotating through all the functions.. Installation was very easy with the kit and harnesses, took about ten minutes.

    Pros: Good sound, easy installation, the I pod connection on the front is a big plus.

    Cons: Buttons are pretty small, the first one sent to me had to be returned. Still waiting for the second one. Scan didn't stop on any stations and I couldn't pick up many on manual scan. I have about 25 HD stations here and it only picked up one. Not sure what the sensitivity is on the radio but if that all you listen to, this is not the head unit for you. I bought it for the I pod connection so for the money it's still a pretty good buy.

    Got a lot more than expected

    Written By Jake T., O'Fallon, IL on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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    After going through a Boss, Kenwood, and Sony, the JVC reciever definitly gave me a lot more for much less than expected. My speakers, when it got to high, would distort like crazy with the other head units. With the addition of a high pass filter in the stereo, it allows me to keep my speakers from having to put out much of the low frequency and have my subs take up almost all of the bass work. This stereo is sleek, has 6 channel outputs, and has many more additions that you will rarely find in a head unit of this price. No problems with it yet.

    Pros: It set up correctly, can reach very high volumes with no distortion. Havent used bluetooth yet, but also another great addition to the unit. 2 aux outputs. Great unit for a unbelieveable price.

    Cons: Too many colors to pick from for the display (not a con)

    great head unit

    Written By stevek, salisbury n.c. 2003 focus svt on Thursday, January 17, 2013

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    great unit for the money says you cant keep your factory sub but you can just have to wire it yourself good thing Im a mechanic because thet obviously have all the wrong info on my car sent wrong directions ,conectors, harness and when I called tech support they were totaly useless interesting since the steering wheel controler adapter had all the right conectors and directions

    Pros: HD radio built in , front usb port, steering wheel control compatible

    Cons: lite up buttons are adjustable but still seem quite bright at nite , presets for anything above the first six are agrevating to access

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65

    Written By gc, el paoso ,tx on Sunday, January 13, 2013

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    Nice stereo for the price. Nice features.

    Pros: you can match color to any dash or lighting accent you have has a usb port, nice to have.

    Cons: would like to see sd card slot or dvd play back on a single din unit with these features.

    Great radio for the price

    Written By David G., Atlanta, Ga on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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    Great Radio!!! I bought this radio for a 2003 Jeep Wrangler. I didn't want to spend alot of money on an aftermarket radio in a soft top Jeep. I love all the features and the radio sounds great. I like that you can select an ipod mode where you can see the displays on your ipod and use the ipod controls. Some radio's won't let you do that, you can only control the ipod from the radio. I like that you can have simple or complex audio modes (bass, mid, treble). I just want to use the simple mode. I don't care to tune every freqency of the bass, mid, and treble, but if you want to you can. You can choose seperate day and night colors and brightness that changes automatically at night. Very easy to use and setup. I like that when you are changing between am/fm/ipod ect. it waits a few seconds before it changes. That way you aren't hearing every change until you get to the mode you want. I haven't used all the features yet. I can't wait to set up an amp behind this radio. It has 3 sets of 4.8v preamp outputs for the front, rear, and subwoofer. Installs easy with adapters and Crutchfields awesome customer service.

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65

    Written By Bret M, Dickson,Tn on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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    One of the best tuners out there,just check the specs. Great price very good sound from the HD tuner and the CD player.Used the kd-ahd65 and 61/2 db651 polk audio front and rear db691 6x9 polk audio speakers what an awesome combination.

    Pros: Easy install with Crutchfields install kits

    Cons: none

    Great Product

    Written By 2004 Jeep Liberty, Yorkville, IL on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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    Great unit, easy to install everything provided by Crutchfield, wire harness adapter wire digram right on the money, great unit for the price, easy to install.

    JVC in '95 Accord LX 4-dr

    Written By david, Newark, CA on Friday, January 04, 2013

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    This JVC receiver, JL Audio TR600-CXi front door speakers and Rockford Fosgate Punch P1692 (6x9) replaced the factory casette radio and speakers. I had them professionally installed. I don't play the stereo at a loud volume and the JVC has sufficient power to drive the speakers. I play mostly CDs and don't use the equalizer. This system is a vast improvement in sound quality over the factory set. I am very happy with the JVC.

    Pros: One can choose the color of the illuminated display, Sufficient power for my taste. It has a tiny remote control.

    Cons: Unless one changes the setting, the Demo display come son every time it's turned on. I called JVC for help in overriding the Demo. HD radio is not yet "CD-like." HD sounds flat while CDs sound full-bodied. Drums and bass are tighter on CD, cymbals ring on CD. I can't say the same for HD radio. Radio stations don't use the full capability of broadcasting in HD. Many, if not all, split the signal. HD radio does seem to sound better than regular FM, but is definitely not yet "CD-like." .

    Jvc head unit

    Written By Chad, Westville, IL on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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    Nice and powerful, looks good, and has lotta of features. One downside is I pod displays on head unit in I pod mode only, does not refresh display of new song in head mode. Work with music unlimited as well as pandora. Overall very good deck.

    Great tuner

    Written By DaveS, Sissonville,WV on Saturday, December 15, 2012

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    One of the best tuners out there,just check the specs. Great price very good sound from the HD tuner and the CD player. It is a bit easier to get into the menu's to set all the EQ and other features than the JVC HD unit from 3 years ago. A good value with fantastic Crutchfield support and installation kits that they include.

    Pros: Easy to install with all the extras they send you.

    Cons: Not much,it could be easier to set a few things in the menu's

    JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65

    Written By Jon_Boy, Wheat Ridge, CO on Saturday, December 01, 2012

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    Certainly better than the OEM radio and so far the HD channels are super clear and love the front inputs. Very easy install and tech support was awesome.

    Pros: Good looks, nice layout, good sound

    Cons: Manual is a bit vague on a few things, but OK, no box for faceplate when off

    99 Nissan Maxima

    Written By PaladinTim, Batesville, Ms on Monday, November 26, 2012

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    I just installed this in a 1999 Nissan Maxima. Earlier this year I purchased the AHD79 model for my Ranger. Both radios are very similiar and outstanding products. My only complaints are the installation kits. Neither kits fit the vehicles without serious modification. The Ranger kit would not fit the factory hole at all. Fortunately I was replacing another aftermarket radion with it's own kit so I used the old kit and just threw the new kit away. The Maxima kit also would not fit the factory hole, it was too wide. I had to use a Dremel to remove enough of the woodgrain frame to get the kit to slide in. Also the kits are extremely flimsy. I had to use super glue to hold the thing together. As a side note, if you are replacing a Bose headunit and plan on using the factory Bose speakers you have to connect the blue/white amplifier turn on wire so the new head unit knows to turn on the bose speakers. Each Bose speaker has it's own amplifier. I also did not need the Scosche Nissan Factory Integration Harness.

    Pros: Nice looking, good power and sound

    Cons: Installation kit is terrible

    jvc KD-AH65

    Written By dennis, N.W. Missouri on Saturday, September 29, 2012

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    Easy installation, had to call tech support, very helpful, the install kit didn't come with instructions, the tech emailed them to me, was confused, the bag has alot of extra parts that i didn't need for my silerado, the tech got me straighten out, thanks tech guy, still learning how to get HD radio to work, overall happy with purchase, i found receivers cheaper on ebay, but you still have to buy the dash kit, wiring kit, antenna adapter, and you are on your own, worth the little extra to pay for suppor and all the freebees you get,

    Pros: changing colors, usb port, 3.5 mm port, Tech Support

    Cons: buttons small, small remote for big hands

    Great Radio & Price

    Written By Austin M, Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

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    This was an easy installation with the correct conversion kit, great sounding, easy operating once you understood and read the manual, HD came in great and sounded really clear. Received in time for our trip to Michigan everyone loved in placed in my 2004 Dodge RAM 1500 Quad cab, a vehicle I drive 4 times a year. Had a few issues with soldering to two connectors together (radio to Dodge adapter kit) . I didn't have the right size shrink wraps but all worked out well. Took me a few hrs to complete all and most of that was the soldering and taping up part else I say the radio and 4 speaker install took me 45 minutes. Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: Easy install with Crutchfields install kits

    Cons: All the options, display and buttons takes some getting use to.. lol

    First time buyer

    Written By Bill, Lakr Jackson, tx on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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    This was an easy installation with the correct conversion kit, great sounding, easy operating once you understood and read the manual, HD came in great and sounded really clear. One problem is that i had to return twice because of the sub outputs not working an settled for a Kenwood radio in the same price range, i should have tried the JVC a third time since the sound quality and functions were better.

    Pros: Easy install, good price, sounded great

    Cons: had problems with the sub outputs and had to return the radio 2 different times.

    everything I needed at a great price

    Written By Alex, FL on Monday, June 04, 2012

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    The menu system could use a little tweaking, but I doubt any system would fit everyone perfectly. It's easy enough to navigate and learn. I use it for mainly iPod and USB flash drive playback. Both work fine and are easy to navigate. I REALLY like the fact I can set the LED/background colors to match my car's dashboard lights. The menus can have different colors than the normal playback mode colors. Nice little touch. I use it to drive 4 Pioneer speakers and it sounds fine at the volumes I use. I rock out a bit, but am no teenager.

    I don't listen to more than 5 or 6 radio stations, so no comment on its radio menu usability or lack thereof (as others seem to mention)

    Pros: price custom colors ipod/USB playback

    Great audio quality, poor interface

    Written By PT, NorthEast on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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    This replaced the factory stereo in a '04 Audi A6 in order to get iPod input and HD radio. The installation was pretty straightforward, and the Audi dashboard 'fit kit' looks great. The sound quality is very good for all inputs: iPod, CD, HD radio and FM. Note it is driving the factory amp and speaker system. The user interface is very weak. Presets 7 through 18 are very difficult to set and recall. The most frequently used buttons are the smallest: seek, preset up/down, EQ adjust and display (title/song/station/clock). The main display for station and song information is not bright enough in daytime, even at the brightest setting, and the lighting around volume/source selection is too bright at night, even on the lowest setting. In hindsight, I would have chosen another unit had I looked more closely at the usability.

    Note also that, like almost all after market head units, switching to night time illumination levels requires an analog 12V input wire, which this generation Audi lacks. The factory radio received digital control signals from the car's computer system to dim the lights. I wish Crutchfield had mentioned this during the sale.

    Pros: Audio quality, pretty simple installation

    Cons: Usabiilty is very poor. Crutchfield has other options that appear to be much better. Do your research, and read the user manual before buying.

    Works For Me

    Written By Bob P, Central Florida on Monday, May 07, 2012

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    All the functions of this radio work great! Sound quality is improved over the stock head unit in my 2012 Nissan Altima, the HD Radio is very nice to have, and the USB capability is fantastic. I have read reviews where people complained about slow access times for loading USB thumb drives, but I think this unit is actually quite speedy. The menu functions take some getting used to, but I don't know how you could really make it any easier given the amount of functions you can play with. Overall, I'm very p