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by Zak Billmeier
JVC

Why replace your factory radio?

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

JVC KD-HDR71BT

HD Radio™, hands-free calling, plus music streaming and apps
Are you a lover of local radio? JVC's KD-HDR71BT CD receiver kicks it up a notch with a built-in HD Radio tuner that pumps up the sound quality to near-CD level, while making AM broadcasts sound like traditional FM. And since stations can broadcast multiple channels on the same frequency, you may find you have more choices than ever before.

JVC gives you Bluetooth® with this receiver too. Pair up your iPhone®, Android™ smartphone, or Blackberry™, and you'll be able to receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features. You can also pair two phones at once, so there's no need to choose between your personal and business phones. 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.

Great for Android smartphones
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.

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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:
    • works with satellite radio tuner (subscription required)
    • inputs: front and rear USB ports (Bluetooth adapter plugs into rear port, or you can use both for music), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

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

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    20 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Video Screen
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    2.5 volts
    Display Color
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    Variable
    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front/Opt.Rear
    USB Input
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    Front/Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Included
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    No
    HD Radio
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    Built-in
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch
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    Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    Mini
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    No
    iPhone
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    Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    11.3 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Yes
    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • 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

    Our Product Research Team

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    HD Radio + Sirius Ready
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Pandora App
    USB/Aux Inputs
    iPod/iPhone Control
    Remote Control
    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
     

    HD Radio + Sirius Ready

    Built-in HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio technology significantly improves audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo, while FM digital will have CD-like quality sound with static free and clear reception.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting, it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.

    Text Display: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song title, artist and station information on the display of the JVC KD-HDR71BT.

    iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from a HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.

    Note: Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.

    Analog Broadcasts: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the KD-HDR71BT can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    Digital/Analog Tuning: You can setup the KD-HDR71BT to search both analog and digital radio stations, only HD Radio stations, or analog radio stations only.

    Digital/Analog Presets: You can set up to 18 FM and 6 AM digital/analog presets stations as presets (HD Radio multicast channels can also be preset). Presets can be set manually or automatically, using Strong-station Sequential Memory (SSM).

    Radio Timer: You can tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source. You can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off.

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

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

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KD-HDR71BT comes supplied with a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's rear-panel USB input, making the KD-HDR71BT Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified. The KD-HDR71BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming.

    Note: The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain plugged into the rear-panel USB port, or can also be installed in the head unit's front-panel USB port.

    Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, as well as wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth enabled portable music player using the JVC in-dash CD receiver. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ frequency band within a range of approximately 10 meters (about 33 feet).

    Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital audio player must be paired with KD-HDR71BT before hands-free & wireless operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the JVC head unit. You can keep two phones connected at all times (only one can be used during a call).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC head unit. See JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

    External Microphone: The JVC KD-HDR71BT includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth).

    Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The front-panel controls of the KD-HDR71BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (front or all). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash (Ring Color), and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the KD-HDR71BT's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call. You can adjust the head unit's ring color from the unit's 29 preset colors or 30,000 custom colors.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KD-HDR71BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
      • Speed Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KD-HDR71BT. If you phonebook contains a lot of contact numbers, you fast search (+/-10, 100, or 1000) through the phonebook by using the unit's control dial. You can also do an A-Z search to scroll the downloaded phonebook. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long.
      • Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.

    SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible with SMS (Short Message Service), the JVC head unit will notify you when a message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message.

    Note: You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-HDR71BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KD-HDR71BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Song and Album title. The KD-HDR71BT also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Pandora App

    Pandora Internet Radio Control: The JVC KD-HDR71BT CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. While providing control over the Pandora music service, the KD-HDR71BT also displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list; you can sort the station list by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Pandora App for iPhone: The JVC KD-HDR71BT lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple iPhone, via the USB/iPod connector cable (included with your iPhone). To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.

    Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The JVC KD-HDR71BT also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account.

    USB/Aux Inputs

    Dual USB Ports: The JVC KD-HDR71BT features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) and a rear-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (attached to a 45" pigtail) for connection of USB mass-storage class devices (such as a USB thumbdrive or digital audio player). The USB ports enable audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. Both of the USB terminals can be connected to USB devices at the same time. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    Note: The rear-panel USB port comes with the KS-UBT1 Bluetooth adapter installed. This Bluetooth adapter must remain installed for Bluetooth functionality. It can be removed to allow connection of a second USB (MSC) device.

    Drive Change Mode (for BlackBerry and Android): JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your Android or BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will let you switch between your Android or BlackBerry smartphone's internal and external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory type.

    Playable Files: The JVC KD-HDR71BT supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device. The USB device must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The CD receiver can support up to a total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 filer per folder).

    File Type File Extension Bit Rate Sampling Frequency Tags
    MP3 .mp3 8-320 kbps 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4)
    WMA .wma 5-320 kbps 8-48 kHz WMA tag
    WAV .wav 705 or 1411 kbps 44.1 kHz N/A

    ID3/WMA Tags: The unit also supports ID3 and WMA tags for display of album and artist information. The unit can display up to 128 characters.

    Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a connected USB memory device, so you can easily access your music.

    Quick Search: You can search for your MP3, WMA, or WAV music tracks alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).

    Playback Modes: In addition to Normal playback, you can select from Repeat and Random playback modes.

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

    USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected USB mass storage class device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system. The unit's front-panel auxiliary input can be turned On or Off.

    Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (469JVCRCA or 257KSU58, both sold separately) may be used to provide an additional auxiliary audio input on this unit. This feature allows you to connect a portable audio player, such as a portable MP3 player, to this unit as an additional audio source. The adapter connects to the proprietary J-port on the rear-chassis of the head unit.

    iPod/iPhone Control

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KD-HDR71BT's front-panel or rear-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. An additional iPod cable is available (469USBPOD, sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit.

    iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 80dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audiobooks. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, you can search for your iPod's music alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The KD-HDR71BT also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
    • iPod: You can choose to navigate your iPod or iPhone's stored music from its clickwheel or touchscreen, like you are accustomed to during normal usage.
    • External (App Mode): External Mode lets you enjoy audio content from your downloaded music Apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker streamed to your Apple iPhone, through the JVC KD-HDR71BT. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate and view your apps; the head unit will only display the clock and "EXT Mode".

    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod Display: The KD-HDR71BT will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, when in Head Unit and iPod mode (not in External mode), or listening to Pandora Internet Radio. The head unit can display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.

    Auto Drive Router App: Auto Drive Router is a free JVC app from iTunes for your iPhone (iOS 4.2 or later). This app can be controlled from the JVC KD-HDR71BT, when your iPhone is connected to the head unit's USB port. Auto Drive Router lets you record your traveled routes and store recorded data on your iPhone, using Google Maps. E-mails with map data can also be sent quickly and easily from your iPhone, letting others know where you are or where you want to meet. You can start and stop when Auto Driver Router records your routes using the in-dash CD receiver's controls. You can also send an email template to your predetermined contacts directly from the receiver's controls. You can do all this while still listening to stored music or streamed music from your iPhone on the JVC KD-HDR71BT.

    • Drive Data: This function allows you to record routes and store them as data in your iPhone, enabling you to easily retrieve data just by selecting a route from the Saved Route List. When data is called up on your iPhone, the route being taken will be shown as a single line on the map in different colors to indicate how fast you were traveling. It is also possible to zoom in and out of maps on your iPhone, as well as see the speed and altitude of routes in a graph format on the iPhone's touchscreen. By connecting an iPhone with this app installed to the KD-735BT, you can record routes via the control knobs and buttons of the in-dash head unit.
    • Here I AM: When you select the "Here I Am" function on the Auto Drive Router app, a flag showing "Here I Am?" will appear on the on-screen Google Map of your iPhone to indicate your current location. And by using a default template, an e-mail will also be created instantaneously for delivery of the map to multiple recipients. The flag can also be placed in different locations on the on-screen map of the iPhone with the "Here I Am" function being used to e-mail changes in meeting spots. When your iPhone is connected to the JVC CD receiver, your email templates can be selected and sent directly from the head unit.
    Note: The JVC head unit must be set to External/App mode. All visual navigation will be displayed on your connected iPhone (not the JVC head unit). You can only control a specific number of functions from the JVC head unit. Not compatible with iPad or other iPod models.

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad.

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

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-HDR71BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/29/2012):

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

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

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-HDR71BT comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    Smart Remote App for Android: JVC's Smart Remote App lets you view the current status and perform simple gesture control of the JVC head unit from your Android smartphone. The Smart Remote App uses Bluetooth to communicate between your Android smartphone and the JVC car receiver. The JVC head unit will auto connect to the Smart Remote App when your Smartphone is in range. The Smart Remote App is specifically designed for easy gesture control operation while driving, so driver and passenger can access information with ease from the Android Smartphone. With the Smart Remote App, passenger and driver can check current playing song details or other car stereo information.

    • Information Display: The JVC Smart Report App will display Song information such as Song title, Artist name, and Album label from a connected USB mass storage class device on your Android Smartphone. It also displays AM/FM station frequency # and name. In addition, it provides source, EQ, and playback mode indicator icons.
    • Gesture Control Operation: The JVC Smart Report App lets you use finger gesture commands on your Android smartphone to control the playback of the JVC head unit. This type of gesture control is designed to operate the JVC head unit from your smartphone without having to look at your smartphone. Gesture control operations include Finger tap, Finger hold, Finger click, Finger swipe (right/left/up/down), and Finger curve (right/left/up/down).

    Note: The free JVC Smart Remote App can be downloaded from the Android Market onto your compatible Android smartphone. requires that your Android smartphone have Android OS 2.1, 2.2, or 2.3 installed; as well as Bluetooth SPP support.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit also features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Disc Playback

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

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-HDR71BT can play MP3/WMA files (5-320 kbps) that have been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo or Windows long file. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 folder hierarchies, 255 folders, and no more than a total of 512 files and/or folders on each disc. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3 or WMA files.

    Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD, so you can easily access your music. The Track/Folder List will also display the list of track titles on a CD Text disc.

    Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-HDR71BT offers the following Repeat and Random playback modes for your audio CDs.

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

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

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

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

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

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-HDR71BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-HDR71BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KD-HDR71BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the KD-HDR71BT are as follows:

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

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-HDR71BT with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and the volume control will range from 0 to 50.

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

    Pro EQ: The KD-HDR71BT is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

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

    Source Link EQ: This feature allows you to store Pro EQ bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, HD Radio, Aux, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).

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

    2.5V/6CH Preamp Output: The KD-HDR71BT is equipped with three pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front & rear preamp outputs offer balance/fade control and are designed to hookup to a full-range 4-channel amplifier. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and designed to hookup to a mono-block subwoofer amplifier.

    Subwoofer Controls: The JVC KD-HDR71BT offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Crossover: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Crossover for subwoofer preamp output. You can select from 55 Hz, 85 Hz, 120 Hz, or off.
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (0-8) from the CD receiver.

    High-Pass Crossover: When activate the subwoofer preamp output's low pass crossover, you can also activate a high-pass filter (fixed at low-pass filter frequency) for the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers.

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

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-HDR71BT CD receiver features a detachable face to deter theft. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. A hard plastic face case is provide to store the detachable face.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Variable Color LCD & Key Illumination: The JVC KD-HDR71BT features 29 color presets for the LCD and button illumination. You can choose one of these color presets or select the ColorFlow mode which scrolls through all 29 color presets. Additionally, there is a User preset, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31; resulting in approximately 30,000 custom color options. The chosen color preset or custom color can be applied to the display panel and the backlighting for all the buttons except the eject button (it remains red). You can choose to use the same color for the LCD display and button illumination, or use a separate color for each one. You can also select a different color for daytime and nighttime in regards to the unit's LCD and button illumination.

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

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

     
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    5 out of 5

    Great unit

    Written By ChrisC, Cliffside Park, NJ on Thursday, September 11, 2014
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    I installed this unit into a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, after the stock receiver began to fail. With all of the necessary installation tools included by Crutchfield, I was able to install this in about an hour or so. The radio's packed with great features, such as variable color display and Bluetooth, all of which seem to work prefectly. Mounted the mic near the instrument panel and call quality seems to be good. There is a definite sound improvement with this unit too, especially with the HD Radio technology, despite me having the stock speakers still installed. Overall, this is a great unit and it did not disappoint.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality, Hands-free calling, HD Radio built-in
    Cons:
    Slightly complicated menus
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    4 out of 5

    Works great

    Written By ajl, Rochester, MN on Saturday, August 23, 2014
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    Overall this is a fine receiver. I marked the 'ease of use' down because I think the operations of this stereo are overly complicated. Most of the complication comes from the number of functions available--everything from multiple inputs, to EQ settings, to Bluetooth, to display color choices--it does a lot and that requires complication in the operation. Also, I don't have other modern receivers to compare this to except stereos that come standard in a car which are much easier to operate. Nonetheless, I would hope that somewhere is a stereo built on the principle that less is sometimes more. Also, I installed this in a Subaru--don't forget to connect the blue wire for the power amplifier for the antennae. I thought it meant a power antennae that goes up and retracts; not the case.
    Pros:
    Performs as advertised.
    Cons:
    Ease of operation is clutzy.
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    5 out of 5

    Great flexabiltiy

    Written By BillP, Waterbury, CT on Friday, August 15, 2014
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    I decided on this unit for the Bluetooth and HD radio. It was my first experience with HD and its a pleasant surprise having the multi-channel stations. The setup menus for the radio can be a bit overwhelming at first, but in no time I had changed most of the settings, and paired an android, a windows, and iphone. This was not my first radio installation and as usual the Crutchfield included mounting hardware and instructions were excellent. This radio comes with a wired microphone for hands free calling that after taking a shortcut in the placement I discovered it has limited pickup of my normal speaking voice. Overall this is an excellent radio with enough features to please in this price range.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth connectivity, HD, multiple colors and day/night brightness levels, great sound quality
    Cons:
    limited microphone pickup range, setup can be time consuming only because of the all the choices, buttons on the radio and remote are small and labels can be difficult to read (for an old guy like me. )
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    4 out of 5

    bud

    Written By bud, new martinsville, wv on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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    Very nice radio. Changing lights in face are neat.
    Pros:
    Very easy to answer your phone.
    Cons:
    Volume know is very slick , hard to adjust volume. Buttons need to be easier to accrss.
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    4 out of 5

    jvc hdr71bt

    Written By bryan, hawaii on Friday, July 25, 2014
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    I really love my new deck works great sounds great could not ask for more bluetooth makes me ask myself why diddnt I do this sooner if u have a phone and drive get one
    Pros:
    Mostly everything
    Cons:
    Remote control little small and not a whole lot of fearures on it and cant find a pause theres a mute but no pause
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    5 out of 5

    JVC Perfection and Value

    Written By David T., Anadarko, OK on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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    The JVC KD-HDR71BT is a value packed technologically advanced receiver for anyone needing HD radio, CD, and Bluetooth with iPod/iPhone controller capability. Has an aux input on the back and the faceplate for ease of interface and full of features not found in many receivers twice it's price!
    Pros:
    Full features, good power built right in and a very good looking receiver! This receiver is packed with growth capability too. I just hope it is built as well as it looks!
    Cons:
    May be slightly complicated to maneuver the adjustment settings menu, but it's really just a learning curve. Previous experience with JVC Arsenal receivers has been a bit of a disappointment... my last one (replaced by this one) played just fine, but all the controls quit working and it was about 18 months old. Out of warranty and who knows what it would have cost to repair it. I just ordered a new one and tossed the old one in the trash. Shame.....!
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    5 out of 5

    JVC KD-HDR71BT

    Written By Robert, Pinson,Alabama on Saturday, July 12, 2014
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    This my second Chrutchfield car audio purchase. Just like the first one years ago the installation was a snap. Chrutchfield deserves kudos for the simplified instruction set included with the audio purchase. All the installation parts included do their job and make the decision process to purchase a no brainer. The JVC unit is exactly what I was looking for to go in my Mazda truck. The stereo works flawlessly and is quite easy to set up. Sound is so nice in the small cab of the truck.
    Pros:
    Ease of installation is a great benefit. It was installed and set up in about an hour and a half. Sound quality is what I was looking for and this unit gives that to me at a fair price. I am 65 years old and if this was an easy install for me most any one can get the job done.
    Cons:
    Not really a con but there are so many units to choose from I spent more time making up my mind than the installation took to complete.
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    4 out of 5

    A lot of bells and whistles for the money

    Written By NW, St. Petersburg, FL on Thursday, June 19, 2014
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    I upgraded my 1999 Saturn factory radio for the JVC KD-HDR71BT. I was interested in having an HD radio with bluetooth options. I also wanted to have a USB outlet available on the front of the radio. Wow what a difference this radio makes. I put in decent speakers several years ago and had no idea what the right radio could do for them. The bluetooth works well with my Windows 8 phone. Another bonus is the Pandora radio option. I use my IPOD Touch with the Pandora app. I have ordered from Crutchfield before and have always been pleased with their products and services. I have never installed a radio before and it was so easy. It went so quickly I couldn't believe I was done. I would recommend this radio. There are others that are less expensive, but they don't have all these great options.
    Pros:
    Tons of out of the box options. Front and rear USB port. HD Radio & Bluetooth. Remote control.
    Cons:
    The auto search buttons are super small and a little bit challenging to press when driving.
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    5 out of 5

    A very good product!

    Written By E.N., New Alexandria Pa on Sunday, June 08, 2014
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    A very nice product but a little difficult to use at first. Sound quaility is good.
    Pros:
    Easy installation, a lot of good features
    Cons:
    hard to use at first
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    5 out of 5

    jvc kd-hr71bt

    Written By Anonymous, DAYTON NJ on Thursday, May 29, 2014
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    Excellent
    Pros:
    Lots of features
    Cons:
    Not user friendly
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-HDR71BT

    Written By BrianB, Chicago on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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    Installed in a 1998 Olds Bravada which already has JVC front components and rear coaxials. Though not my first choice due to budget reasons, it met my minimum requirements of Bluetooth, HD Radio, USB input and front/rear/sub preouts. BT works well and the radio has no problem reading my 16GB micro usb. It has a good number of sound processing options that will be more useful once I finish the rest of the system. Still getting used to navigating all of the menus. Overall, pretty good headunit considering the price and included install gear.
    Pros:
    Good sound with plenty of personalization and expansion options. BT is great.
    Cons:
    Single line display.
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    5 out of 5

    Nice Stereo For The Price

    Written By AL, CT on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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    Good deal...USB works awesome with pandora / android OS...change sources without issue and phone works well too...you need to position the mic properly
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    5 out of 5

    enjoying my new toy

    Written By Big daddy, Baltimore on Friday, May 23, 2014
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    The unit sounds great. It recognizes my phone seconds after I turn on my truck. Navigation through sources is easy as is getting to the many features. My favourite is the problem EQ it has made listening such a joy. Good job JVC!!!!!
    Pros:
    Great look, sounds and features
    Cons:
    None. I received more than I expected.
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    4 out of 5

    Good deck

    Written By wally, wa on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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    Excellent sound for the price. All the bells and whistles. Good radio reception in digital and analog. Bluetooth mic is good but not great. I'm glad I bought this deck.
    Pros:
    Good bluetooth and hd radio. Can adjust color to match dash. PRICE!
    Cons:
    Slightly awkward settings menu.
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    2 out of 5

    OK radio HAS FLAWS

    Written By Chris, Atlanta, GA on Friday, May 09, 2014
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    Radio sounds good, good build, but...... Several flaws
    1. When shifting from preset station to a substation or another frequency, and then back radio loses track of preset, and returns to 1st preset.
    2. Bluetooth usb dongle does not always activate, and radio has to be shut down to get the radio to recognize it.
    3. Radio does not alway recognize plugged in usb stick, and radio has to be shut down to get the radio to recognize it.
    4. Radio rescans usb stick each time the source is switched to the usb source even if no changes have been made. -Really annoying 30 sec - 2 min each time depending on size of stick.
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    3 out of 5

    Overly complicated.

    Written By robertg222, Silver Spring, MD on Monday, May 05, 2014
     
    My choice of radios for a Volvo was very limited so I ended up with the JVC. So far the unit seems to work just fine. But actually using it with the way the menus are setup is a bit of a challenge. First off even though you get 18 preset stations you can only use 6 of them easily with the buttons. For the rest you need to drill down through the menus. Not practical when driving. The balance,fader, EQ are also things that you have to drill down through the menus to get to. Then when you are adjusting the ED and also want to change the volume you have to get out of the menus and then back into the menus to do more adjustments. Defiantly can't do it while driving. I don't really think that the people who designed this radio ever actually used it in a car. The screen brightness is also a real let down. In daylight it is almost impossible to read at any angle.
    Pros:
    Sounds good. Lots of features.
    Cons:
    Screen to dim in daylight. Not readable.
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    4 out of 5

    Great unit

    Written By idtwins, Gresham, OR on Sunday, April 27, 2014
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    Great sound and easy to install. The wire colors matched the Crutchfield supplied wiring harness making it very easy to match everything up. Was able to setup the blue tooth on the first try and so far no issues with it.
    Pros:
    Multiple color selection is pretty cool. Has all the sound features I was looking for (Adjustable EQ and loudness control). Drives MTX terminator speakers well without external amp.
    Cons:
    The display is dim if viewed at an angle. In my install, I cannot control the angle at which the stereo mounts so from the driver seat, the display is barely visible during the day on full brightness. Figuring out how to set radio presets higher than 6 has been a challenge.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC HD receiver

    Written By beatdrum, Greenville, SC on Friday, April 25, 2014
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    Overall, a good sounding receiver for the money.
    Pros:
    Sound Quality, HD capability
    Cons:
    Bluetooth phone connection is problematic
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    5 out of 5

    jvc radio

    Written By ross, warroad,mn 56763 on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    wonderful radio sound quality is amazing and all the different colors to choose from for display makes universal to match to any color of vehicle if wanted
    Pros:
    great sound and display
    Cons:
    little confusing to operate at first but get used to pretty fast
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    5 out of 5

    sweet

    Written By ezaspie, 80013 on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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    Good radio for my wrangler. Ipod controls, Bluetooth, and have radio are awesome sounding. Ipod controls UI is hard to use and reverts to numbers since the title loads so slow.
    Pros:
    Hd radio, Bluetooth, ipod
    Cons:
    Weak amp, user interface
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    5 out of 5

    jvc hdr71bt stereo

    Written By aaron, lancaster wi. on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    you guys are awsome it comes with everything you need to hook it up just install. i will be back for sure.
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    5 out of 5

    Nice Radio !

    Written By Chris M, Prospect Ct on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    Very Happy with this radio and the expert service of Crutchfield made this install very easy !
    Pros:
    Lots of great features easy to use
    Cons:
    phone Mic quality is "ok" but most are not good so it is on par with others in the market
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    4 out of 5

    Nice stereo

    Written By Link C, Wilmington, OH on Friday, March 21, 2014
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    We like the sound, the look, the quality of the Bluetooth connection.
    Pros:
    Looks sharp. Sounds great. Though it takes a few seconds each time the Bluetooth initially connects, once it does, it sounds great and we have had no trouble keeping the connection.
    Cons:
    It isn't as user friendly as I would like. We've had it a month or two and I still haven't gotten used to how to get to all the FM radio presets...or to display the clock when I want to see the time. I'm sure that I will figure these out, but it hasn't been obvious.
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    4 out of 5

    Nice and easy!

    Written By mikrc, Santa Rosa, California on Monday, March 03, 2014
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    Looks good, sounds good, sooooo easy to use!
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    4 out of 5

    Awesome Receiver!

    Written By wangc77, Pennsauken, NJ on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    Great value for the price. This came with HD radio and bluetooth. Mic quality is also above average. My only two knock against it is 1. I had to remove the face trim to make it fit into my Corolla and 2. No diagram for the wiring on the back so you had to guess a bit .
    Pros:
    HD radio. Bluetooth. Good quality Mic. Sound quality is excellent.
    Cons:
    Face Trim had to be remove to fit. No wiring diagram so you had to guess a little when soldering this to the included wiring harness which did have a wiring diagram. Not a big deal but when you have to solder and heat wrap 12 wires together, you like to be 100% sure that you've connected everything to the right wires so you don't have to redo anything.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By Brknick, Morgantown, WV on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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    This radio has everything I need. Bluetooth, CD, Satellite ready. East installation .!!
    Pros:
    Phone hookup through Bluetooth works great
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    4 out of 5

    great radio

    Written By Anonymous, clarkston,mi,48348 on Monday, February 24, 2014
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    radio works great bluetooth works well with Android
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-HDR71BT

    Written By Trbsami, Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, February 15, 2014
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    Installed well, good instuctions, quality seems good. Not very easy to use the basic functions: long button holds to get places, 3 or 4 buttons to get to balance/ fade/ treb/ bass controls. Long hold to turn off, no direct access to AM/ FM switch.
    Pros:
    Nice display. Sound is very good. I love the HD radio and bluetooth for talking on the phone!
    Cons:
    Too intricate for the basic functions. Guess I want it all!
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-HDR71BT

    Written By ReginaldS, Kingshill, VI on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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    I installed the unit yesterday. It is very easy to operate and sounds great.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-HDR71BT Head Unit

    Written By LuckeeD0g, San Jose, CA on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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    I installed this in my wife's 1992 VW Corrado a few weeks ago and she's been extremely happy with it. It sounds great, and is easy to use.
    Pros:
    BluTooth functions are easy to use and work well. Interface with iPhone and iPod work great.
    Cons:
    Adding a Sirius tuner required a separate box, which was more money, and a bit more annoying.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-HDR71BT

    Written By Robedwei, Sacramento,ca on Sunday, February 02, 2014
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    Installed easily.
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    4 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By am2airframe, Shoreline, CT on Friday, January 31, 2014
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    Purchased this head unit to replace a stock GM one in my truck which didn't illuminate anymore. The install took about 45 minutes which was longer than it should have taken at 9 PM outside in the dark with 15 degree temps, lol. Just had to get it installed. After the install I was able to quickly dial in the audio, EQ, stations and colors. Once everything was complete I paired my Bluetooth. I have had this installed with four new speakers and a powered compact sub for over a week and couldn't be happier. JVC has really stepped up their game and I am able to really tune in the highs, mids, and lows. Very impressed by the quality and low price of this unit. Crutchfield truly makes retrofitting old car stereos fun by including detailed instructions, hardware, and super helpful tech support. Thanks
    Pros:
    Quality, looks, features, sound, price
    Cons:
    Bluetooth has an intermittent delay sometimes if I am in and out of the vehicle. Not too bad though
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    5 out of 5

    JVC UNIT

    Written By andrew, panama city florida on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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    Great radio excellent tech support
    Pros:
    Easy to install great accessories for proper installation provided.
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    JVC KD-HDR71BT

    Written By Anonymous, detroit mi on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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    Great unit for the price
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    5 out of 5

    JVC

    Written By Bob B, Bunker Hill Il. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    Installation was simple,just takes a little time soldering wires.The wife has a company and personal phone that work great with the Bluetooth.Would definitely recommend to friends for hands free use.Crutchfield support is very good also
    Pros:
    Bluetooth works great,easy install and great sound.Can change colors on illumination.Works very well with I phone for placing a call.
    Cons:
    None yet
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    5 out of 5

    Loved the radio

    Written By Ms Frog, Pembroke Pines Florida on Thursday, January 16, 2014
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    Radio works great, this is ecactily what I had asked the sales agent for and it works exactly as I had hoped. WOuld not change anything about this radio. Sounds fantastic in my jeep. Can't beat the quality at this price point.
    Pros:
    Easy to use, excellent sound, installation (by my friend) was reasonable.
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio With A Right Price

    Written By DJ Javier, Bayamón, Puerto Rico on Friday, January 10, 2014
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    With features that exceeds actually offered in more expensive double spaced units, this JVC have it ALL. Great sound with factory speakers and radio reception, CD Player, USB port and Bluetooth with smartphone apps compability. You can even set different colors in the dial section and the display section separately. Are you kidding me? Like most single dial control units, configuring and settings can take a while to get used to but you can always check out the well-documented user guide. This was installed in a 2004 Chevy Cavalier; included detailed instructions were really appreciated (you got to take out most of the dash to install this baby).
    Pros:
    Features, Radio Reception, Sound Quality.
    Cons:
    None so far.
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    5 out of 5

    Great head unit!

    Written By Glenn, Lancaster, PA on Friday, January 03, 2014
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    Great head unit for the price. It has Bluetooth, HD radio, and all the bells and whistles for under $200. Crutch field tech helped me choose my new system and they were great to work with. They were patient and helpful, and they event sent me a handwritten thank you note. Can't get service like that anywhere else. And to top it all off they shipped my new system to my house for free within 24 hours from time I placed the order. Simply awesome!
    Pros:
    Value, sound, quality, and Crutchfield support!
    Cons:
    None that I've found yet.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By Duke, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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    This JVC lineup of auto stereos with Bluetooth in this price range is fantastic. I have replaced at least 3 vehicle head units with various JVC models in this price range with similar features, and they all look and sound great. The user selectable frequency EQ option is a big plus since you can really tune the output of these stereos to match the speakers it is driving. Selectable colors for the display and buttons customizes the look in your dashboard. Programmable output options for pre-amp out to subs is also a plus with the low & hi pass filters to further separate the signals going to subs and the full range speakers. Bluetooth works great for streaming audio and phone. This JVC stereo, like the others in this line up, is a great value that will not disappoint.
    Pros:
    Programmable User EQ, Selectable output options, clean sound, removable faceplate, remote control
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    good value

    Written By John S, Chandler, AZ on Monday, December 30, 2013
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    Overall I'm pleased with the purchase.
    Pros:
    Sound quality is excellent and plenty of power.
    Cons:
    Big knob is too slippery and hard to control while driving especially with bumps. Changing radio stations other then the initial 6 pre sets is quite a chore. Navigation of all functions is generally not user friendly.
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    5 out of 5

    Great unit!

    Written By Paul C, Cincinnati OH on Monday, December 30, 2013
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    Nice head unit. Easy install with install kit. Great display. Could customize colors and intensity for both day and night. Bright white is very visible in day when lights off. Goes to orange to match dash lights when headlamps on. Very easy menus. Great Bluetooth. Nice to have pandora. Mic easily routed to A column for hands free calls. A winner. Dual USB allowed iPod in glovebox with front driving phone. Versatile.
    Pros:
    Good sound. Great looks. Legibility in all lighting. Great Bluetooth. HD radio quality.
    Cons:
    None.
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    4 out of 5

    hot one

    Written By rmt, HOMER ILL on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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    GOOD RAIDO
    Pros:
    HAS DIFFRENT COLORS
    Cons:
    NOT BUILT VERY GOOD
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    MY-JVC KD-HDR71BT

    Written By Joseph J., Bushkill, PA on Sunday, December 15, 2013
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    This radio has very good bass and treble, but volume settings between the satellite and other functions vary greatly. Volume with the AM/FM tuner requires it to be set very low before switching to Sirius satellite function or it will be very loud and possibly blowout your speakers. I have to set the volume to no high then 2 before switching from FM to Sirius. This radio gives you good bass at a lower setting then other radios. It has two USB ports (one in front and one on back that can be extended out to the front with a small modification to mounting bracket. Bluetooth microphone is also included with this radio making it easy to use your cell phone hands-free. It also has built-in HD radio though you need to be within 25 miles of the broadcasting station to receive a good HD signal. Overall this is a very good radio with many features built into it.
    Pros:
    Built-in HD radio receiver, two USB ports, Sirius Satellite ready, built-in Bluetooth, very good bass, middle and treble levels settings. Many different color display settings are available. Very good aftermarket head unit.
    Cons:
    Sensitive volume settings switching between FM tuner and Sirius satellite function, it will be very loud on the Sirius setting if volume is above 2 on FM tuner.