Bluetooth® equipped for your mobile convenience

Bluetooth is great for talking hands-free, but that's not the only way it can enhance your car A/V experience. Pair up JVC's KD-R740BT CD receiver with your smartphone, and enjoy audio streaming of Internet radio for more musical variety. And, with many Android™ phones you can receive text message notifications too.

Pair two phones at once

Let's say you've got a business phone and a personal phone. Most car stereos with Bluetooth make you choose one for use in the car, but the KD-R740BT lets you pair two phones at once. And when a call comes in, the receiver will blink either blue or red, depending on the phone. So you'll be either have your business game face on, or be ready to relax and unwind when chatting with a friend.

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The KD-R740BT's Smart Music Control is excellent for Android owners.

Great for Android™ smartphones

JVC's Smart Music Control works with Android phones to support voice commands for controlling your music. You'll be able to change songs, search your music, and more without raising a finger. But if you like to get your digits involved, you can use Smart Music Control to create playlists with the Mood Blender, or even adjust EQ settings with your phone. And this app lets you use your compatible Android phone's touchscreen to control many functions using finger swipes and gestures — for example, tap the screen to play and pause, or swipe right to skip forward a track. So pop your Android phone in a mount, and you can reach down and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road.

Never miss your favorite radio programs

Do you have news, sports, or other radio programs you don't want to miss? The KD-R740BT's radio timer feature automatically switches on the radio and tunes in the correct station, no matter what source you're on at the time. You can set the timer to work one time or daily, so it's great for catching the shows you enjoy during your daily commute.

Internet radio control

PANDORA® Internet Radio is one of the most popular streaming stations on the web. iPhone users can control PANDORA through this JVC when connected to the USB slot, while Android and Blackberry owners control Pandora through the Bluetooth connection. Either way, you'll enjoy access to your favorite stations and display of song, artist, and album information on the receiver's screen while you're listening.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the receiver, 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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming — full-time connection to two phones at once
    • built-in iPod control and USB connection to Android phones
    • 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)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod control and USB connection to Android phones
    • inputs: front USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-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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    NORTHA40

    Written By NORTHA40, LONDON ON on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    I have been using this deck for a week now and am very happy with how it works. This is the second JVC deck I have owned and would recomend them to anyone. Sound quality is very good and the EQ adjustment is the best I have used. The radio works well, complaints about losing stations can be fixed by selecting "WIDE" in the tuner setup, this will allow you to pull in distant channels but may increase noise. There is lots of power to drive most speaker systems and set up for a sub is very good with selectable crossover frequency and leve adjustment. A nice feature is the ability to adjust the volume of each input device seperatly, so if your iPod volume is lower than the other signals you can boost it so that all in puts are at the same volume. All in all a good deck for a good price.

    Pros: Great sound lots of EQ adjustment

    Cons: JVC needs to move the DEMO to the end of the menu selection, first Menu selection should be EQ not DEMO

    Great unit!

    Written By snotbottom, Milton-Freewater, OR on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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    Such an easy install, and great service from the Crutchfield team. I was surprised to find so much fuctionality in this unit at such a low price. Does everything I wanted and does it well. Menus are easy to navigate and I love that it remebers the audio settings for each input.

    Pros: Bluetooth phone Blutooth audio Easy integration Remembers audio settings for each input. Plays loads of music on my USB microdrive!

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By Anonymous, Edmond ok on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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    Good affordable head unit

    jvc kd-r740bt

    Written By basil, valley grove on Monday, January 06, 2014

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    So much better than Mazda's original radio. No comparisons.

    Pros: Very EASY SO USE.

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By Anonymous, Catonsville, MD on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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    Pretty easy to install

    Nice radio

    Written By Dan, Pacific Grove, CA on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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    Nice radio at a fair price. Only wish the microphone was built into the front of the unit, instead of needing to route the long cord and mic somewhere else. Perhaps make it an option.

    Cons: separate microphone

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By Anonymous, Portland, Texas on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    Easy to install, little difficult to use. Good sound

    Much better than expected

    Written By JVC KD-R740BT, Niantic, CT on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    Better quality than expected, easier to use and program and much easier to install.

    JVC radio

    Written By Anonymous, Carriere,ms 39426 on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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    Great radio good sound user friendly

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By dlw, oregon on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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    maybe i'm just easy to please, but this stereo is great. Full of features and surprisingly easy to figure it all out. So much nicer than the stock stereo in my truck!

    Pros: it's got it all. great bluetooth sound quality, too

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By Anonymous, El Paso, TX on Monday, December 23, 2013

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    I love my deck it has made driving and tuning my radio to Pandora so much easier and answering calls is just an upside so I would recommend this to anyone who wants a radio with blue tooth it's just a great deck

    Pros: Blue tooth. CD PLAYER . Aux input . USB input what else do you want other than a dvd player

    Cons: None

    Taab

    Written By Tom B,, Cedarhurst, N.Y. on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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    I really like all the new features that make listening to my music a snap and the added phone feature makes receiving and sending calls safer and clearer.

    Happy customer

    Written By Missy D, Madison Va on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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    Bought for my 18 yr old son.....He loves it....

    Pros: works great with his iphone and was easy to hook up....

    Great Radio

    Written By Maureen P., Brentwood, NY on Friday, December 13, 2013

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    I bought this radio to replace the stock radio in a 1999 GMC Sierra. It fit perfectly! The radio synced up with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone right away. I love the hands free calling function! The unit came with a microphone and the sound is crystal clear! Great Radio!!!

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: I can't think of any

    Subwoofers like this

    Written By DangerZone, Frankfort il on Friday, December 06, 2013

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    I have two Rockford Fosgate 12' subwoofers and I just installed this receiver yesterday. I am really happy with it! It looks cool and it sounds amazing! My subs sound 10 times better compared to the line output converter I had. I put in myself too! Soldering sort of sucks but u feel it was worth the time and the money!

    Pros: Awesome sound quality 10 times better than the factory Subwoofers are much more dynamic

    Cons: Wish I spent the extra money for the awesome lights.

    Nice unit, installation simple 2000 Accord

    Written By Customer from Delaware, Delaware, USA on Saturday, November 30, 2013

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    Installed nicely and was able to re-use the factory metal mounting hardware and retain the hinged storage compartment. For a 17 year old I am regretting not spending the extra thirty for the panel lighting.

    Pros: Just installed, so far so good.

    Cons: None known

    JVC KD=R740BT Receiver

    Written By flowpo, Amarillo on Thursday, November 28, 2013

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    I replace the factory unit from my Ford Ranger with this unit. I basically wanted a stereo with a CD player, but this is so much more than that. I really like the Bluetooth and since it is now illegal to use a hand held cell phone in my town that is one of the most used features. The sound quality is good, better than the original. It is easy to operate all of it's functions and looks good too. I'm pleased that I chose this unit.

    Pros: sounds good, looks good, Bluetooth.

    Cons: none for me.

    Great Stereo

    Written By SteveA, Santa Rita, Guam on Friday, November 22, 2013

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    Easy to install with supplied items and directions. the wife loves the Pandora compatibility and the two phone pairing options. Best low budget high optioned stereo i could find. Love It.

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By j kush, phoenix, Az on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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    Great head unit. Hands free calling is as clear as any car that has it built in if not better. Bluetooth connects without any problems for Pandora radio. Best head unit you can buy for the money. Would highly reccomend this product!

    Pros: Bluetooth, hands free calling, easy readable face

    Cons: Can't really think of any

    JVC

    Written By Eric C, Trenton, NJ on Friday, November 15, 2013

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    It was an easy set up since I have had done it in my car before but the old one seemed to fall apart but this one seems well built and makes the car shake if you already have the speakers and subwoofer

    Pros: Improves sounds quality massively

    Cons: Unable to change color of the lights inside of the head unit

    Not impressed

    Written By Anonymous, Ri on Friday, November 08, 2013

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    Not a lot of power

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By PeteN, Sacramento, CA on Monday, October 21, 2013

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    This is an absolutely outstanding unit and excellent value . This unit went in easily, paired quickly with my phone and works flawlessly. Much of the credit goes to the Crutchfield rep who helped me and provided the recomendation.

    Pros: Easy to install and operate. Also sound great.

    Cons: Non-noted so far

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By Anonymous, Hobart,OK on Monday, October 21, 2013

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    It is exactly a advertised, Outstanding sound quality.

    Pros: Great Sound

    Great receiver !

    Written By Anonymous, Port st lucie Fl on Saturday, October 12, 2013

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    Great receiver for the price, the blue tooth works great along with the other features . Easy to install in my GMC with harness and accessories .

    Pros: Price , features,ease of installing

    Cons: None

    great

    Written By Greg s, Frackville pa on Friday, October 11, 2013

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    this unit replaced my factory jeep radio. easy to install. easy to use. much louder and clearer than the stock radio. tech support was quick with an answer to a question.

    Pros: greatvalue

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By Mike, Anaconda on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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    This unit is a good value and sounds great. Fits perfect in our Hyundai accent.

    Pros: Sound quality and features.

    Cons: Just a little hard to navigate for us older generation.

    Pretty Great Little Head Unit

    Written By adhack, Acworth, GA on Monday, October 07, 2013

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    Pickup up this head unit for my 1995 Land Cruiser. The installation was an absolute breeze and this was the first time I've done it. Hat's off to Crutchfield for perfect instructions. The unit is simple to operate and through the USB, Aux, CD breathed new life into the almost 20 year old stock speakers. So much so that I'm not going to bother replacing them. Bluetooth connection was very easy and continues to function, and therefore so does the Pandora app through bluetooth. I do have to say the sound quality through blue tooth is pretty poor as compared to the USB, Aux, and CD. So much so that I rarely use the bluetooth audio features because you have to turn the volume all the way up to get a decent volume. Again, this is a really old speaker set up, so take that into account.

    Everything else is great. Not the most flashy unit, but great quality, easy install, and nice power from the unit.

    Pros: Ease of install, functionality, options like Bluetooth, Pandora, USB, Aux, CD, and power for a very low cost. Works well with Android for bluetooth

    Cons: Bluetooth audio sound quality is lacking

    Great product, Amazing Price

    Written By GamingSanctum Productions, Bakersfield, CA on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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    Great product! Especially for the low price! The only 4-star I gave it was the "Ease of Use." It was not very complicated for me, but I'm a computer technician...so electronics are 2nd nature to me. However, I can see where some people would get frustrated with the menu system. The options are sometimes tucked in weird categories.

    Other than that no complaints. The sound quality is great! The colors are bright and vibrant and it's a sturdy little build! Definitely recommend this!

    Pros: -Quality -Sturdy -Bluetooth streaming -Aux inputs -No loss of antenna signal -PRICE

    Cons: -Menu is a little confusing for some users.

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By RB, Palo Alto, CA on Saturday, September 28, 2013

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    Install and operation work exactly as advertised.

    Pros: Excellent instructions and tools. Very helpful help desk.

    Cons: None

    Great features for the price

    Written By Chris H, Collingswood, NJ on Sunday, September 15, 2013

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    You can't beat the features included for the price of this unit. I replaced the tired unit in my 2nd car(2002 Chrysler 300M Special. The installation kit fit perfectly and after 20 minutes spent soldering the wire adapter, it took all of 20 minutes to complete the installation. I have no prior experience with Bluetooth in a car, but I'm now a convert. Hands free phone calls are a breeze, Pandora connectivity and Bluetooth streaming open up listening options that I didn't previously have. As some reviews mention, the Bluetooth syncing can take a couple seconds, but its certainly not a deal breaker. The front mounted USB is convenient for memory sticks, and the line in is perfect for Sirius. I have no complaints at this price point.

    Pros: Features; Price; Ease of installation

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By K, Cleveland, OH on Friday, September 13, 2013

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    Great bang for the buck! Another quality JVC unit (my 3rd) for my wife's car.

    Pros: Good sound, great price, looks good

    Great sound and functions, not intuitive.

    Written By THud, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, September 07, 2013

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    First off this is a great value for the features. I installed it in my 06 Wrangler it sounds better than the Pioneer it was replacing and cost less. The great thing is it works great with an android phone. It is amazing that so few manufacturers do since there are actually more android users than Iphone users. Installation using the Crutchfield was super simple. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the functions are not intuitive. Connecting the phone wasn't that bad but I actually had to dive into the instruction manual to get it out of demo and set the time. Everyone knows how guys hate that. But if you are looking for a great head unit with plenty of features and great sound at a bargain price I don't know if you can do better.

    Pros: Works great with android phones. Sounds great. Great price.

    Cons: Set isn't intuitive

    I dig it

    Written By pilihp, somewhere out there on Friday, September 06, 2013

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    Seems like a sturdy unit. Good clear instructions manual. Good sound. lots of options, a slight learning curve on operation and menu search (ex. When using the Bluetooth audio with device like iphone/android, I listen to podcasts, you press the menu button to puase but when listening to the usb connection you press the volume button in to pause). That said its a great unit and so far operates above my expectations.

    Pros: sound, great customization, able to shut off or minimize the animation and lights, great Bluetooth audio, great USB functions, has analog connection too. Great value.

    Cons: interface and controls can be a little tricky, but don't let that persuade you, it's better than the majority of stereos out there with all these options.

    JVC KD-R740BT

    Written By ejh1221, Iowa on Thursday, September 05, 2013

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    I was suggested this stereo by the support rep because of the price and a few requirements that I had like Bluetooth compatibility. The unit was very easy to install with the DIN replacement kit and wire harness. There was a few too many menus to go through to set it up, but pretty easy to connect the Bluetooth. Once connected I was able to connect Pandora after downloading an app on my cellphone.

    Pros: Great Sound Quality, Bluetooth Connection, Pandora Controls, Price for Quality, Android Compatible

    Cons: Too Many Menus, Need More Android Apps