Bluetooth® for hands-free calling...and much more

Bluetooth is great for talking hands-free, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Pair up JVC's KD-R730BT CD receiver and an iPhone®, Android™ smartphone, or Blackberry™, and you can harness the true potential Bluetooth has to offer — you'll be able to receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features.

JVC's KD-R730BT CD receiver

Great for Android™ smartphones

JVC's Android app lets you use your compatible Android phone's touchscreen to control the action 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 and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road.

Pair two phones at once

The KD-R730BT's built-in Bluetooth lets you pair two phones at once — 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.

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.

Control PANDORA® Internet radio

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

MOG

— over 15 million songs, available instantly

MOG is an award-winning online music service with one of the largest and best-sounding streaming catalogs in the industry. It's the only service to offer all of its music in the 320 kbps MP3 format — that higher bit rate translates to better sound. In fact, we use it frequently in the Crutchfield Labs to test high-end audio gear. MOG's "Primo" service ($9.99/month) gives you unlimited, ad-free access to their extensive music library of over 15 million songs on a wide range of devices including Sonos® and Logitech® Squeezebox™ network music players, Samsung TVs, your computer, iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ devices. Just pair your iPhone to this JVC receiver, and you can control the music and view artist/song info on the JVC's screen.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

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

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

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.

Installation Note: This JVC receiver does not include the mounting screws needed for some installations. If you plan to install the radio yourself, you should have four M5 × 8mm (M5 × 3/8") flat-head screws on hand.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • included Bluetooth adapter for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • USB 1A connection charges devices quicker
    • 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, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-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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    Worth the money! Get one if you can!!!

    Written By Xterraman1127, San Antonio, Texas on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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    Awesome radio to have! I have been in the car audio scene ever since I was 16 and had my first vehicle I am now 21 years old and through the years I have always been told to stay away from JVC due to a bad reputation of skipping while playing CD's and easily shorting out. But boy where they wrong! I picked up this JVC for $60 lightly used with all the accessories at a pawn shop to replace a Kenwood radio that didn't have the Bluetooth streaming features and was starting to loose it's juice with my system I have. I love how easy it is to work with and I love all the features on it. I use this radio to stream Pandora and my favorite rock station 106.7 KBPI that is located in Denver, CO with IHeartRadio a lot and I love how well it is able to stream them both sound quality is beyond amazing. I would recommend anyone to buy this radio.

    Pros: Bluetooth features App friendly Variable color display Great sound quality Very easy to work with when tuning

    Cons: Only Con I have is the length of time it takes to connect the Bluetooth

    Installed in 2001 Mustang: Awesome

    Written By Andy, Fort Rucker, AL on Sunday, February 03, 2013

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    Got it at WalMart, very inexpensive, bought installation kit and had to go online to get wire harness for hooking into the factory radio, which had a 6 disc changer but broke about 4 years ago.

    Pros: Blue Tooth, iPod, iPhone, hands free phone calling, dual USB inputs. Hooked up and worked perfectly.

    Cons: So far, none.

    Installed in 1995 e34 525i BMW

    Written By Tom, Joisey on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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    I had just installed this radio into our old 1995 525i. The harness was put together in one afternoon - totally took my time studying all three schematics (Crutchfield adapter cable, the mandatory PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface cabling, and the JVC's cable. Taking the old radio out was easy. There was enough cabling length to hook the JVC to the car while the radio lay on the center console. Worked the first time! Nice sound. Great interface with my 3G3 iPhone.

    Fitting the PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface unit into an open cavity in the otherwise tight dashboard interior was a challenge. I would recommend to the the makers of the PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface that they consider making it flatter to allow better fit into a typical dashboard. The casing was very large, possibly to accommodate the RCA/wire slide switches, which could be replaced with circuit board micro-switches, thereby resulting in a flatter unit.

    Pros: Great looks. Good sound. I'd buy another one - too bad it's discontinued!

    Cons: PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface was a much larger unit than I would have imagined. It took me a couple of hours of prodding to fit this mandatory interface into the tight cavity of the dashboard's interior! For anyone with a e34 BMW, it fits behind the dash computer, FYI. :-)

    Outstanding!!!

    Written By Nathan M., Lebanon, MO on Friday, January 04, 2013

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    I just upgraded to this JVC unit to replace an aged Alpine CD reciever in my daughter's car. I was blown away by the vast improvement to the sound quality and clarity while using the same speakers... Infinity, Alpine, and 2 Rockford Fosgate 10's! It really brought new if into my old system. Not to mention the fact that she can now use the hands-free calling with bluetooth and connect to her iPod and listen to whatever she wants. Oh, she can also change the display colors to accent her mood. I have been a Crutchfield customer for years and for good reason, the support and value are unsurpassed. I am now suffering from stereo envy so I am plotting a system of my own and will be sure to have Crutchfield help me along the way.

    Pros: Great price for all the features you get with this unit. Bluetooth is awesome, call clarity is great. iPod compatibility is flawless.

    Cons: Takes a bit to get all the button functions figured out.

    Unbelievable unit!

    Written By MikeT, Charlotte, NC on Thursday, January 03, 2013

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    I paid a little more for this unit than some of the other JVC's. Really needed the sub preamp outputs. The sound quality of this thing is amazing. I have it installed in a 1989 GMC Sierra pickup that never really had much with the factory stereo. I have four infinity speakers along with a Bazooka sub. Totally impressed with everything about it. The four star rating on "Ease of Use" is really me being a novice with the system. Still a lot to learn but what I know so far is this thing rocks!

    Pros: Sound quality, value, coolness, build. This has it all.

    Cons: Will take a little while to learn everything this receiver does. Not really a "con"

    JVC KD-R730Bt

    Written By PeteS, AK on Thursday, January 03, 2013

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    Good product, great sound, easy installation

    Pros: Nothing exceptional - it performs as advertised. Very pleased with the unit.

    Cons: Wiring diagram was not quite right - everything matched up perfect with the exception of a blue power wire for the speaker power. The wire was capped off and indicated it was for some other use. Unfortunately Crutchfield customer service did not solve this problem. A local shop was familiar with the problem and it took less than 30 seconds to fix. This was installed in a 1994 Ford Ranger. Voice activated calling is problematic as with most voice command devices, but it should work.

    JVC unit

    Written By MIke S, Canby, OR on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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    A great product for and exceptional price.

    Pros: Easy to install with the accessories from Crutchfield.

    Cons: None.

    AWESOME head unit for an amazing price!

    Written By Qdaddy68, Tucson, AZ on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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    This is quite easily my new favorite head unit. The bluetooth connectivity, the user adjustable audio settings for crossover cutoff frequencies, the independent radio zone lighting (both day and night time dependent if you want), the included remote control. This thing sounds GREAT as a replacement radio but, when paired and properly installed with an amp (or two) and some speakers...WOW!!!

    Pros: Simply the best value I have found for the features. User adjustable settings for every function you could think of.

    Cons: Love the look of the radio, but a textured volume knob vice the smooth polished chromed one would be better. Else fingers (especially winter gloved ones) tend to slide around the volume knob and not adjust anything.

    No Clock When Radio Is Off

    Written By Certo, Shelby, NC on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    This unit replaces my now defunct Clarion which I adored and it has cleaner, more descreet representation of all nuances of every instrument, voice, syllable, etc. I've a good amp and 4-way speakers suited to the amp. I know a lot has to do with bettern digital recording these days; but the KD-R730BT replicates audio extremely well.

    __PROBLEM__ When the KD-R730BT is turned of, there's no clock; the unit is dark. Yes, the ignition is on; I'm not brain-dead. I wonder if the installer failed to connect a wire that stays hot. I've seen no other complaints about the lack of a clock when unit is off. I JUST HOPE SOMEONE SEES THIS AND CAN GIVE ME A CORRECT RESPONSE, NOW THAT THE UNIT IS OUT OF PRODUCTION AND NOT LIKELY TO GET MORE REVIEWS.

    Pros: As stated, the audio is incredably clean, discreet, delivering every nuance almost as if it were on its own track.

    Cons: No clock when unit is turned of even though ignition is either on or switched to accessory. :-( Whoever heard of a car/truck radio that doesn't display the time? Either there is a fault with this one unit or the installer failed to connect a stay-hot wire are my two guesses. SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THE CLOCK FOR THE KD-R730BT WORKS WHEN UNIT IS OFF.

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Unfortunately, this receiver does not display the clock when the unit is turned off.

    Fantastic radio and a great value

    Written By Ralph C, Hamel, IL installed in a 1999 Ford F-150 Super Cab on Sunday, December 23, 2012

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    A great value for the money, Easy to install and sounds great.

    Pros: Easy to install and sounds great.

    Cons: It has so many features that it will take me a while to learn how to use them all.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By i angel, ohio on Sunday, December 16, 2012

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    Worked good for a few days .I'm returning this with no problem . Crutchfield customer support is great, as of now i'm getting a a different brand radio .

    Pros: looks good and sounded great.

    Cons: bluetooth worked for about 2 days ,i was told to do a reset on the radio now only fm station work.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By Dino, New York on Sunday, December 16, 2012

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    This stereo was installed in my sons 2002 Ford Focus and works great. I really like the fact that it has bluetooth. The sound and reception are great, especially for the price.

    Decent choice for the money

    Written By 2002 Sienna Owner, Fort Wayne, IN on Sunday, December 16, 2012

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    This is an "OK" unit as installed in my current setup. I recently added new basic-quality speakers front and back to replace the JBL stock speakers. The head unit is running through the stock front and rear amps that came with the car. I didn't expect anything great so I would say I am pleased overall. I wanted to explore Blue Tooth and needed an AUX Input. The installation was fairly simple although the wiring harness was a little confusing up front. I figured it out, no problem, and had everything done in under 2 hours. If I could do this again, it would take 45 minutes or less. Blue Tooth functionality is cool. I can access phone contacts and music directly from the JCV front panel menu.

    Pros: Great entry level unit if you want to get into Blue Tooth for the price.

    Cons: Wiring harness was a little confusing to me up front. Also, there is no documentation as to where best to place the microphone for Blue Tooth phone calling.

    I'm impressed!

    Written By John S, Lincoln, IL on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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    I bought this to replace a 5-year-old Sony stereo with iPod controls. Installation was a snap, and I love the ability to stream audio via Bluetooth. Controlling my iPhone 5 through the front USB port works great as well. My favorite feature is being able to change the colors of the buttons and display between day and night. I have had one problem with the Bluetooth not detecting my phone, but turning the unit off and on fixed it. The available features can't be beat for the price!

    Pros: The BT microphone cable is long enough to route just about anywhere.

    Cons: It's so cool I never want to leave my car!

    Awsome product and support

    Written By mrmann, West Palm Beach, FL on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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    Love this head unit!! The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because I am not a fan of the big pixel display. Bluetooth is great. CD and system function is straight forward. 15' cord allowed me to mount the mic above the rearview mirror instead of by the driver's window (less wind/road noise). As always, Crutchfield delivers superior product support at a price that can't be beat.

    Pros: Affordable Bluetooth...great feature set...long BT mic cord

    Cons: Large pixels on the display.

    JVC Bluetooth, just OK

    Written By John P, Milwaukee, WI on Friday, November 16, 2012

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    I bought this unit, primarily to use it to stream music from my Android device. I realize that iPhones are more prevalent, but it's disappointing for JVC to say they support Android, but then only document the iPhone/iPod use. Bluetooth operation is also disappointing with my HTC Evo 4G LTE. It's a new phone (not some old school bluetooth device. But unfortunately, you have to follow some yet to be determined procedure when turning on and turning off in order to keep bluetooth operational. IT seems that if I turn off bluetooth on the receiver before leaving the car, and then wait till bluetooth is connected before turning it back on, it works better. But the receiver will also mysteriously lose bluetooth connection while playing. Then I have to turn bluetooth off on the phone, go to FM on the reciever, and turn everything back on. Needless to say, when that was the primary reason for purchase, it's disappointing. The reciever as a whole works pretty well, and when Bluetooth is running, it works well. But the constant issues getting and staying connected mean you should probably buy a different unit if you want it to bluetooth streaming.

    Pros: Ability to adjust color and light level on the unit for day and night. This works very well. Good sound quality for the price. Two USB jacks

    Cons: Bluetooth connectivity not very good Volume knob doesn't stick out far enough and is difficult to turn without hitting other buttons or accidentally depressing it (muting the system)

    Reciver w/blue tooth

    Written By Raxo, Apple Valley, CA on Sunday, November 11, 2012

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    good replacement for OEM unit

    Pros: External microphone makes blue tooth calls clearer

    Cons: Small bottons hard to read.

    Best head unit for the money!

    Written By Anonymous, Atlanta, Ga on Sunday, October 28, 2012

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    Best of everything at a minimal price. Commercial free Pandora, Bluetooth voice Navi from your Android phone, sophisticated Pro EQ tuning, great sound and great price. Remote mounted microphone let's you install the mike on your steering column or anywhere you want for great reception. If you have an Android OS Smart phone, buy this unit. You'll be glad you did.

    needed bluetooth, got more

    Written By Brad, gr, mi on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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    from the time i started soldering adapter together to install-less then1 hour. to program, set clock, pair phones, etc-2 hours and still playing with it, but having fun. makes my speakers sound way better. much nicer to have head unit control of ipod, plus ipod is locked away in glovebox now. bought it for the hands free bluetooth connection, but got alot more than that. can't decide on color of lights, for now just letting it scroll through. think i would have been just as happy with lower grade unit, don't really need cd player, but face plate wasn't removable and that is a necessity in jeep during the summer.

    Great OEM replacement

    Written By Max, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, October 15, 2012

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    Great looking radio. Has lots of functions and they all work great. From the bluetooth, pandora, Ipod controls. Great sound.

    Pros: Value. Great sound and usefull functions. Great additional connections. Easy to install.

    Cons: Just wished the quality of the materials used for the face were a little better. The way the whole unit is constructed. Other then that great radio.

    Out with the old, in with the new

    Written By Lou B, Long Island, NY on Monday, October 15, 2012

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    This unit was just what my 68 Cutlass needed to get with the times. With a little patience, I was able to modify the dash and slip the unit right in. The wiring took a little longer because there was no wiring kit, but it went in great and sounds good. It should sound even better when I invest in the new speakers.

    Super value & Feature Packed

    Written By RoadWarrior, KS Outback on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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    Installed this into a 2010 HHR in place of stock radio. Decided on this unit because of good reviews on Crutchfield and features out of box, especially the ability to tie 2 phones into unit for handsfree operation. Also wanted ability to stream music from phone (Motorola DroidX2) into unit. Installation was a breeze with the Metra GMOS-LAN-03 GM Factory Integration Adapter the mounting kit and vehicle specific instructions from Crutchfield. Overall sound quality is markedly better than before and the handsfree bluetooth works perfectly. Only downside is the Pandora connectivity is rather hit and miss, sometimes it connects perfectly and I can see the current song info scrolling across the radio display and other times it will play the audio stream but no info is displayed. It either prompts me to setup Pandora on my phone or says No Name. Updating radio to latest firmware version made no difference.

    Am very pleased with the unit and its features and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for the best bang for the buck!

    Pros: Handsfree bluetooth integration for 2 phones, Pandora and audio streaming from the internet from smartphone, Ability to customize colors to match vehicle lighting.

    Cons: Pandora app connectivity is hit and miss for all the features it touts.

    Great radio

    Written By RickB, Sherman, TX on Monday, September 17, 2012

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    Radio is stock full of features and is easy to use.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By Anonymous, Carlsbad NM on Monday, September 10, 2012

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    great product the hands free talking is well worth it I have JVC headunit in both my cars both bluetooth both from crutchfield

    Cool Unit - JVC KDR730BT

    Written By CDJ, Tampa, FL on Monday, September 10, 2012

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    I replaced my factory radio and the four speakers in my Jeep Liberty with this unit and Kicker speakers. Wow what a great sound difference from the factory equipment! This unit is very easy to use and sounds fantastic. The best part of it all was all the installation accessories and support the Crutchfield supplied. The Jeep Liberty has Infinity amps on the front speakers and additional work was required to reconfigure the speaker harness in order for everything to operate properly. I could not believe how quickly the Crutchfield technical person on the phone solved my situation. I called on a Saturday and had no wait on the phone. As soon as I asked my questions, the technician had the answers I needed. Service support from Crutchfield far outweighs trying to save a penny somewhere else. For all you do-it-yourselfers, buy from Crutchfield!

    Pros: Outstanding technical support!!!

    Cons: None

    Great rcvr

    Written By RodM, Sarasota, FL on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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    I put this model in my kids car and was so impressed, I upgraded my older JVC Rcvr wit this one for bluetooth and Iphone play/charge, sounds better than the old one and new features made it worthwhile.

    Pros: Nobody comes close to Crutchfield value/quality, throwing in the mastersheet and free adapter harness makes this an unbeatable deal, you can literally change out your factory rcvr in about 30 min, (plus 20 min soldering the adapter harness to the radio harness)

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By Anonymous, Alexandria Va on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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    Very nice item

    JVC KDR730BT CD Receiver

    Written By WT, East Tennessee on Monday, September 03, 2012

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    Easy installation with supplied adapters. Outstanding sound quality compared to stock system (premium) in '02 Mazda Tribute when using cd's, iPod or external input. The "4" rating is due to poor FM reception only, otherwise a great stereo at a great price.

    Pros: Sound quality, BT, aux. inputs, ease of installation.

    Cons: Poor FM reception when compared to stock radio. Buttons are too small.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By adam911, junction,tx on Sunday, September 02, 2012

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    This radio has a very good front end It picks up radio sations fm over 100 miles away like they were a local station.

    Pros: very good front end sound quality good eq good its the best stereo i have had in a longtime.

    Cons: no cons

    Great Unit for BT Phones and iPods

    Written By Matt S., Hudson, OH on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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    Installed this into a 2004 Pacifica. Whenever our family would go on car trips we would use an FM Transmitter so that would could listen to our daughter's iPod, but this is horrible as the sound wasn't that great and had to keep changing the station. I decided to install this JVC unit so that both mine and my wife's Droid phones could connect over BlueTooth and we could still hook up our daughter's iPod with the connector.

    We love it so far. Its been about two weeks, but I've had my phone streaming Pandora over BT to this unit and it sounds great. What was really nice was using a micro-USB cable to actually charge my phone while streaming Pandora over BT...worked like a champ. Install was pretty easy as the only issue was with hooking up the steering wheel controls to the Pacifica...but the techs at Crutchfield got me through it.

    The unit actually grabs your contacts from your phone so that you can use it to make calls right from the unit. Works great. My daughter loves the ability to change the colors.

    Pros: Bluetooth, iPod connector/charger, Easy to pair.

    Cons: None

    music.

    Written By Apagak, Michigan on Saturday, August 25, 2012

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    it is really good. no complaints

    Pros: easy to use and good.

    Cons: wish it had higher sub level out puts

    jvc

    Written By joe, hershey pa on Saturday, August 04, 2012

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    all i can say is... this is the best radio ever. it does everything i need it to do. jvc=quality

    Pros: if you want a nice reciever get this one.

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By frankie, reston, va on Thursday, August 02, 2012

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    Package arrived next day as advertised. Cant beat the free stuff that came with the reciver. 20 bucks for wiring harness alone other retail stores. install was kinda tough on 04 camry. But i was doing it at nite with a flashlight:). The reciver sounds way more clear and better then stock. Bass is good, even on stock speakers. Its got great colors and my flash drive works flawlessly. Also android bt. And pandora work awesome.

    Pros: Sound, multi playback, ext usb

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By Anonymous, Bilox, MS on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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    Works perfectly. Does exactly what it says it can do. Links up perfectly with my HTC Phone. Best part is its ease of operation. I have it hooked up using a 4 channel amp and a sub amp. the 3 rca jacks made it an easy connection.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By Bill, Williamsport, Pa on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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    My son Dan suggested this particular JVC unit and also installed it to boot. It is working great, He installs stereos all the time and just might have a future in doing so. I'm 50 years old and love the blue tooth feature and am amazed at the sound enhancement the JVC unit has given Me. Next step for my 05 magnum wagon is 6 x 9 infinity KAPPA speakers and new dash speakers then moving on to an amplifier for some really good quality sound. Cant wait.

    Pros: Great features, easy to use, and Big improvement in sound quality over factory unit. Love the hands free blue tooth. GREAT price. Love the USB ports.

    Cons: Some buttons are small but am learning the remote can make up for that.

    excellent unit

    Written By 53rdcard, knoxville tn on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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    Great unit, but could be much better with a software patch, i would like to see a scrolling display between the song, station, and the time, and not have to hit the disp button each time i want this info. If it had less lights and flashy trim and a larger display it would be a far better unit.

    But the sound quality is great, the fm/am reception is not so great, the bluetooth works well, and all in all its worth the price

    Pros: tons of features, and plenty loud

    Cons: wish the display were bigger, and would show the time radio reception needs to be better, this unit does not pick up as well as the factory unit in my xl-7, stations i was able to pick up clearly have static.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By Mike, San Antonio Tx. on Saturday, July 14, 2012

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    This JVC unit is perfect for what I need it for. It sounds great and has enough power to power my factory speakers.

    Pros: A lot of features

    Cons: None at all

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Written By StevenW, Portland, OR on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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    I installed this receiver as a replacement for the factory unit in my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I previously replaced the speakers, but this receiver makes a dramatic improvement in sound quality of my new speakers. I put the tiny bluetooth receiver in the front USB so I could hard-wire an iPod cable in the rear USB and guide it underneath my center console. It is so nice to be able to play music and make calls from my iPhone through the bluetooth. I am also very impressed with ease of use. If you read the manual, the controls become very intuitive. At least 1 or 2 other reviews complained that this unit can't do helpful features like hang up a call by pressing a button on the head unit, when in fact you can do that, it's listed clearly in the manual. When I press and hold the phone button on the stereo, it also activates Siri on my iPhone and asks who to call. If you don't have voice dialing, you can search your contacts using radio dials or program 6 speed dial numbers to the numbered buttons on the front of the unit.

    At $120 w/coupon code, it has far more features than any comparably priced unit. It's so nice that Crutchfield also includes the wiring harnesses and dash opening adapter for free! The instructions included were spot-on and I had no problem installing this myself (it was my first time installing a car stereo). This was my second purchase from Crutchfield and their service, selection, and pricing is unbeatable! I'll be a lifelong customer.

    Pros: Great features, excellent phone integration, easy to use, and dramatic improvement in sound quality over factory unit. The hard case that was included for the removeable faceplate was a nice bonus that I wasn't expecting. I like that I can adjust the display to match any color, so that I can match the blue lights on the rest of my dash.

    Poor iPhone interface

    Written By Anonymous, Oshkosh, WI on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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    This unit has lots of features but works poorly with the iPhone. When you plug it in it silences the unit and then waits for you to select the audio source. You have to cycle through bt then aux then tuner to finally get USB. Oh and don't forget to select Pandora on the iPhone too. All my other docks at least make a guess that you want to play the iPhone. And as for pandora, well the Informative iphone pandora screen is cleared and replaced with a JVC banner and now you get limited information (got to select that too) and harder pandora navigation. All this messing around is hard to do when your driving hense 2 stars.

    Pros: Lots of features and blue tooth. Good price. Like 2 USB ports.

    Cons: Poor iPhone integration and poor pandora integration.

    Great Value

    Written By Zig, Fresno, CA on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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    I bought this primarily for the bluetooth feature. I'm very satisfied with how it works. The only thing that would make this a better buy would be an internal memory.

    Pros: Paring and connecting fast and easy. No complaints from callers. Nice and clear - and my hearing is not that good.

    Cons: Can't think of any right now.

    Very Nice

    Written By Bill, PA on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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