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.

    Hands-on research

    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 bracket (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

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front/Opt.Rear
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front/Rear
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Included
    Satellite Radio Ready Sirius
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano7/Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/
    Touch Touch5/Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/To
    Mini No
    iPhone Phone5/Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KD-R730BT 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-R730BT Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified. The KD-R730BT 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: The JVC KD-R730BT supports the following Bluetooth profiles:

    • HFP 1.5 (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing calls supported).
    • OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the head unit.
    • PBAP 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the head unit.
    • A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player to the head unit.
    • AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Basic music playback control of your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player from the head unit.

    Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital audio player must be paired with KD-R730BT 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.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KD-R730BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) 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).

    External Microphone: The JVC KD-R730BT 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.

    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-R730BT'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-R730BT, 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-R730BT. 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. 

    Private/Hands-Free Mode: During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. 

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-R730BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KD-R730BT 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-R730BT also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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. The this Bluetooth adapter must remain installed for Bluetooth functionality. It can be removed to allow connection of a second USB (MSC) device.

    Playable Files: The JVC KD-R730BT 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-R730BT'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. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. 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 98dB. 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-R730BT 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, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker streamed to your Apple iPhone, through the JVC KD-R730BT. 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-R730BT 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 5.0 or later). This app can be controlled from the JVC KD-R730BT, 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-R730BT.

    • 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-R730BT, 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. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R730BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/25/2012):

    iPod Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora app Auto Drive Router Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod App mode Artist/Song Text Track Info
    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
    7th 1.2 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 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    4th 6.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    5th 6.0 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 N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
    2 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
    3 6.0 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-R730BT 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 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 an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R730BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

    RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    Preset Tuning: You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically.

    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.

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

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

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

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:

    • SIRIUS: The JVC KD-R730BT is compatible with the SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play Dock.
      • SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item # 607SCC1) and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item # 105KSRA100) - package # 700SIRJVC1, sold separately.
      • SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable Sirius radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item # 105KSRA100) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item # 607SCVDOC1) - package # 700JVCSIRP, sold separately.
    • XM: A portable XM satellite radio tuner can be connected to the head unit's auxiliary input.
    Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

    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-R730BT can play MP3 (5-320 kbps)/WMA (5-320 kbps) music files that have been recorded on CD-R/CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. The CD receiver can support up to a total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 filer per folder).  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.

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

    Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-R730BT 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-R730BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-R730BT 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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, AM/FM, 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-R730BT 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-R730BT 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-R730BT features a detachable face to deter theft. A hard-plastic face-case is provided. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Variable Color LCD & Key Illumination: The JVC KD-R730BT 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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    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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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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