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JVC KD-R740BT

CD receiver

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Item #: 105KDR740B

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JVC KD-R740BT

Overview

Our take on the JVC KD-R740BT

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.

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.

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.

snotbottom, Milton-Freewater, OR

What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • 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
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • US Warranty Sheet
  • Canadian Warranty Card
  • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)
  • "The countries where you may use the Bluetooth function" note
  • Face Fixing screw note

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:
    Reviews

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    113 Reviews

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    NORTHA40 from LONDON ON on 10/4/2014

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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!

    snotbottom from Milton-Freewater, OR on 3/8/2014

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

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    Anonymous from Edmond ok on 1/7/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Good affordable head unit

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    basil from valley grove on 1/6/2014

    2000 Mazda 626
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: Very EASY SO USE.

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    Anonymous from Catonsville, MD on 1/5/2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Pretty easy to install

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    Nice radio

    Dan from Pacific Grove, CA on 1/5/2014

    1999 BMW 328I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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.

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    Cons: separate microphone

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    Anonymous from Portland, Texas on 1/2/2014

    1994 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Easy to install, little difficult to use. Good sound

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    Much better than expected

    JVC KD-R740BT from Niantic, CT on 1/2/2014

    2002 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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    Anonymous from Carriere,ms 39426 on 1/1/2014

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great radio good sound user friendly

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    dlw from oregon on 12/31/2013

    2008 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

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    Anonymous from El Paso, TX on 12/23/2013

    1993 Chevrolet K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Tom B, from Cedarhurst, N.Y. on 12/19/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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.

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    Happy customer

    Missy D from Madison Va on 12/17/2013

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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....

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    Great Radio

    Maureen P. from Brentwood, NY on 12/13/2013

    2001 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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

    DangerZone from Frankfort il on 12/6/2013

    2008 Chrysler Sebring
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Customer from Delaware from Delaware, USA on 11/30/2013

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

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    flowpo from Amarillo on 11/28/2013

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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

    SteveA from Santa Rita, Guam on 11/22/2013

    1996 Acura SLX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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.

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    j kush from phoenix, Az on 11/20/2013

    2004 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

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    Eric C from Trenton, NJ on 11/15/2013

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Anonymous from Ri on 11/8/2013

    1997 Ford Escort
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Not a lot of power

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    PeteN from Sacramento, CA on 10/21/2013

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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

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    Anonymous from Hobart,OK on 10/21/2013

    1989 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It is exactly a advertised, Outstanding sound quality.

    Pros: Great Sound

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    Great receiver !

    Anonymous from Port st lucie Fl on 10/12/2013

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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

    Greg s from Frackville pa on 10/11/2013

    1999 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

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    Mike from Anaconda on 10/9/2013

    1999 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    adhack from Acworth, GA on 10/7/2013

    1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    GamingSanctum Productions from Bakersfield, CA on 10/2/2013

    2004 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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.

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    RB from Palo Alto, CA on 9/28/2013

    2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Chris H from Collingswood, NJ on 9/15/2013

    2002 Chrysler 300M
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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

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    K from Cleveland, OH on 9/13/2013

    2005 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Cons:

    Great sound and functions, not intuitive.

    THud from Jacksonville, FL on 9/7/2013

    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    pilihp from somewhere out there on 9/6/2013

    2007 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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.

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    ejh1221 from Iowa on 9/5/2013

    2007 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Very pleased

    HC from Northville, MI on 9/3/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Works great for a GMC Savana. Looks good, sounds good, and loaded with features. Hands-free is clear also.

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    Bill from La Vegas NM on 9/2/2013

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great sound

    Pros: Two phones paired with receiver

    Cons: None

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    eric from tempe, az on 8/26/2013

    2005 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Good product. Easy to install.

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    joe . from carbondale pa on 8/20/2013

    2005 Subaru Impreza RS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    excellent value,i installed it in my daughters car she loves the handsfree option.easy installation great looks and sound,very happy with my purchase.

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    great upgrade, easy to install

    Jim R from Virginia on 8/15/2013

    1998 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I installed this head unit in my '98 VW Golf GTI. It fit without modification to the car and I was able to install it easily (it took an hour going slowly and methodically). The Crutchfield site said the radio would not fit unless I removed the rear brace for the radio in my car but the JVC site said it would fit, and it turned out JVC was right. Crutchfield tech support was great, with immediate help when ordering and when I had questions during install. I recommend talking with a person when ordering -- they double checked a couple of things that needed to be changed for my order for my car. The iPod, Bluetooth Audio, and hands free phone features all work very well. My calls are clear for me and for people on the other side of the call. The sound of the system is okay, not great, but that could be simply the factory speakers, which I did not replace. The controls are okay once you read the manual and get used to them -- it would be easier if JVC were more consistent across modes e.g. using iPod input via the USB connection you push the control knob to pause the music, using Bluetooth audio to listen to music you push the menu button to pause the music -- silly differences like that make it harder to learn and remember the controls. Note: for rating the specific attributes, I don't have other radios for comparison for ease of use or build quality. Both may be exceptional compared to other radios but compared to what I would really like I gave them a middle rating.

    Pros: Hands free phone calls USB and Aux input for my iPod / iPhone Bluetooth audio streaming Lights can be dimmed sufficiently for comfort when driving at night

    Cons: Cannot match light colors to color of other lights on dashboard (for me a minor point) Controls are a bit confusing from one mode to the next

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    jonah b from wilson n.c. on 8/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    sounds great and high value for the price.

    Pros: easy to operate.

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    Anonymous from Tucson, Az on 8/1/2013

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Did what I expected right out of the box. I was impressed with it's operation and sound. Had no problems connecting both my wife's and my phone to the bluetooth and the hands free sounds and works great.

    Pros: Bluetooth features, and USB connectivity

    Cons: Have not found one yet

    Poor FM reception

    KC from Minnesota on 7/22/2013

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    After just over a month of having the JVC KD-R740BT, I am unimpressed by this model. I replaced a factory stereo which was bottom of the line, AM/FM only with just 2 speakers. I purchased good speakers with this unit and while sound quality is better than the factory unit, I lost two FM stations I was able to receive with the low end GM factory unit and AM reception is also very bad. The radio has very poor reception compared to ALL of my previous car stereos. I also find the station buttons (rocker switches) are difficult to use. They are tiny and you have to look directly at them to make sure you hit the correct side of the rocker as well as avoiding pushing the right side of one switch and the left side of the next. Another thing I miss is the factory unit protected you from a high volume blast when you change from an MP3 player where you must turn up the head unit volume and revert back to FM or CD where less volume is needed. So if you had the MP3 in when you got out and you get in the next morning and turn on the FM, the volume is sky high and you will get blasted. I won't use it to stream music but I have used the memory key and it works , MP3 through AUX is nice.

    Pros: None really

    Cons: Poor AM/FM reception, this is a major issue. Terrible small rocker switches

    The Little Head Unit that Could

    Perk from Santa Fe, NM on 7/18/2013

    1980 Porsche 911
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    With the harness supplied, it's a quick and easy install. All the basics are there (AM, FM CD USB, AUX, Bluetooth, hands free). I don't need a unit that composes its own tunes, but with so many apps available, I'm sure one of them will do just that. For the price, you can't beat it.

    Pros: Easy installation and easy listening.

    Cons: The user's manual requires reading between the lines in places.

    Great for my teenager

    John A from Dover N.J. on 7/13/2013

    1999 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this unit as a gift for my teenage niece. Her first car is a 99 Mustang. The Bluetooth feature is what I wanted to have for her as teenage girls and texting while driving is a bad combination. She charges her iphone while driving and is never distracted while driving.The sound is fantastic through the amplified speakers and she is the envy of all her friends. Installation was a breeze thanks to Crutchfield's technical support and for less than $200 and I have some piece of mind when she's out driving around. I have never had any problems with JVC and continue to be a great fan.

    Pros: Hands free driving via Bluetooth is great, while the USB outlet encourages safe driving habits while it charges her her iphone. The sound is all you could want and the price makes it a no-brainer. Crutchfields technical assistance is second to none.

    Cons: Remote control needs to be larger as it keeps getting lost in the car.

    KD-R740BT's has good sound at a low cost..

    Jack E. from Huntington WV. on 7/12/2013

    1999 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The KD-R740BT Is well built unit with great sound even with the factory speakers. I Can't wait to hear it with good speakers. The Bluetooth functions puts this radio over the top. Playing music from my cell phone is easy and just in time with changing cell phone laws. the install was easy and it fit the dash very well. I would highly recommend the JVC radio

    Pros: Great sound and easy install.

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    tyler from kent, wa on 7/10/2013

    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Overall, a great product. The only thing that kinda disappoints me is that there isn't much customization for the display.

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    great product

    mike from effingham,ks on 7/7/2013

    2003 Toyota Echo
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    great product. i really like it and am glad i bought it.

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    Gilbert from Uvalde, Texas on 7/6/2013

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    Just installed this yesterday, Sound is great. installation not too difficult, tech support was great, very professional and patient. have not tried out all features but very satisfied so far

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    Love it.

    Anonymous from Mississippi on 7/5/2013

    2003 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Easy to setup once installed. Took a couple of tries to pair with my iPhone 5, but it's great now.

    Pros: If this is in your price range, buy it.

    Cons: None.

    Good radio

    Ralph from Spokane, WA on 6/30/2013

    2006 Suzuki XL-7
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    As advertised. Everything works so far.

    Pros: Nice to have 2 bluetooth connected at the same time... one for my wifes phone and one for mine

    Cons: Wire diagram did not have wire color code for steering wheel control line. It was not clear that the view was fron the back of the plug not the front. Called for help and got it.... great

    Was very well pleased

    Mike from MD. on 6/25/2013

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    With extremely well pleased with the quality and sound this JVC receiver. Great buy, and I do recommend

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    JAG from Austin, Tx on 6/23/2013

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
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    • Ease of Use
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    I put this stereo in a 2006 dodge ram truck and its sounds great. I really like the bluetooth, everybody comes in nice in clear.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Could have some more bass in the stereo

    nice player

    Dale W from Cocoa Fl on 6/20/2013

    1989 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    nice radio at a good price. basically wanted the bluetooth but love all that I have tried. Crutchfield was excellent,first time using then but was very happy. had to call tech support and they were very helpful and I found the problem which was my oversight and would def buy again.

    Pros: good price for good soud and really like the bluetooth

    Cons: none,it did everything I wanted and more at a good price and service was excellent!

    Great Value

    Rick from Reading, Pa. on 6/15/2013

    2000 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    The JVC unit looks good, works great and sounds fantastic even with the "stock" speakers in my 2000 Honda SI Coupe. Installation was easy (once the stock radio was removed) and it looks like it was factory!

    Pros: Great sound for a really low price. Looks good in place of stock radio.

    Cons: Bluetooth won't pair with my 7 year old cell phone. But then, I kinda of figured that it wouldn't. Time for a new phone??

    nice

    jzi from Savage, MN on 6/12/2013

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Works great and looks good.

    Pros: Bluetooth, iPod, sound, easy to set up

    Cons: Single din so menus are small

    Excellent

    Kevin B from Center, Texas on 6/12/2013

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    Met, then exceeded all my expectations

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    Awesome radio, and at a great price too!

    79CJ7JEEP from Bloomsbury, NJ on 6/10/2013

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    I was looking for a decent replacement for my 2004 Jeep Wrangler X TJ. I wanted something that had bluetooth connectivity to my android Droid X as well as my wife's iPhone, and also wanted something with a front USB port, subwoofer RCA outputs.. This fit all of those requirements, and has features that I never new I wanted to boot. Fit was perfect, install painless thanks to Crutchfield including every part needed to make it painless. Took a few minutes to solder the included wiring harness adapter, but once it was done, literally took about 15 minutes to actually install the radio. I shopped around, and to be honest, Crutchfield was not the absolute lowest price for the headunit, but when you factor in the wiring harness adapter, mounting bezel, antenna adapter, etc. that were all included at no extra cost, plus the speed with which they ship the product, I wouldn't ever buy another product like this through anyone else. I have noted that the bluetooth range seems limited, not sure if this is the nature of my vehicle's construction or the radio itself, but I've tried several bluetooth devices, and literally if I'm more then a foot away, the music streaming becomes choppy and/or stops altogether. I've tried three different devices and they all behave similarly, so its not the device, but the reception at the unit. I can live with it though, still beats having to have the device hard wired. Overall a nice unit, no hesitations to recommend it.

    Pros: Easy to install, relatively cheap, bluetooth, front usb, subwoofer rca's

    Cons: Limited bluetooth range, radio reception is average.

    Great value in a head unit

    Ari D from Charlottesville, VA on 6/9/2013

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    Haven't really tested all the little bells and whistles yet, but the sound, the bluetooth connection, and the ease of use are excellent for the price point.

    Pros: Good value, easy to use, fairly full-featured.

    Cons: When you have GPS navigation on (in iPhone, Google Maps) connected by bluetooth, and you're listening to the radio (FM, at least), the bluetooth doesn't override the FM radio signal. When a phone call comes in, it does shut off the radio and connect the call, but the turn-by-turn navigation works wen you're on some other sound source, like AUX or USB.

    New stereo

    Denice from Moscow,ID on 6/6/2013

    2002 Ford Ranger
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    I LOVE THE STEREO

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    John C. from Palmdale, CA on 5/30/2013

    2000 Toyota Echo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This reciever is fantastic and the BlueTooth works flawlessly (it does take 30 seconds to sync up, but when it does it is great). CD player and FM/AM works great too. All the features work quite well and it is a great price for the feature set you get.

    Pros: Too many to mention

    Cons: None

    Great Radio, I love it. Definitely better than my friends Parrot Hand

    Gregk from Hartsdale, NY on 5/25/2013

    2004 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    This thing syncs with my samsung galaxy s3 pandora and listening to my music on my phone is a breeze. Still working out how to to control my music with hands free, but thats my fault not JVC. Very intuitive system, I see some people complaining about some features they would like, its an inexpensive radio with bluetooth that works with android. You have nothing to complain about. I used the hands free to make calls, people had no idea that I was on a hands free system. I always call my buddy who has a Parrot Hands Free system and it is really hard to here him with it, not a fan. Make sure that your microphone is put by the rear view mirror, much better sound.

    Pros: control Pandora through your radio , AWESOME!!!! Hands Free Bluetooth, saved me another $165 ticket , NYC sucks like that. Great Sound , very clear and loud through factory speakers, will upgrade speakers soon. You get what you need to put in the radio with Crutchfield. I always order my radios through crutchfield.

    Cons: NOTHING, come on its an inexpensise radio with more features than some of the more expensive radios. I hate a Apple, so there are very few choice for android phones, this is a great one

    JVC470BT

    steve from Radford, VA on 5/23/2013

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    I replaced a Shaker 500 head unit with this and the improvement is amazing. I would not have believed it without actually hearing it. And I still have the factory speakers. Who knows how good it will sound when those are replaced.And the BT is a nice feature.

    Pros: perfect fit with install kit. Great sound and bass.(for factory subs) easy install, only took a little over an hour. Helpful instructions from Crutchfield.

    Cons: unknown

    Good Unit Great Value

    MikeB from Winamac IN on 5/22/2013

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    This unit works well installed in 2011 Chevy Silverado upgrading from most basic factory unit also replaced speakers with polk dxi 650 and polk dxi 460p bluetooth is nice as can use phone hands free now and wireless Pandora is very cool. Call quality with the wired microphone is better than a lot of factory bt units I've heard. This unit is a good bang for the buck.

    Pros: lots of features

    Cons: display is kind of hard to see during daytime

    new dash

    KyiS from Fort Drum, NY on 5/21/2013

    2004 Toyota RAV4
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    The radio dash is very good. It is what I was looking for to replace my old tape deck dash on my 9 yr old vehicle. The price for the dash was more expensive than compared to BestBuy but with the kit that comes with it free made the deal more attractive than competitors. Products shipped here very expediently and with no damage.

    Pros: bluetooth is easy to use and dash was easy to install

    Cons: my steering wheel controls do not function anymore

    JVC KD-R740BT

    kevin from queens ny on 5/21/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    this was exchange from another radio. and im glad i made the exchange.. so many features.. all works great. no problem no issues...

    Pros: bluetooth, pandora, jvc app control the radio, ease of use.. great features

    Cons: nond

    Awesome Radio, but not perfect fit

    WoodieT from Prattville, AL on 5/17/2013

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This radio performs well. It sounds great and the features are amazing. everything is adjustable from the frequency of bass to the brightness of the display for day and a different setting for night. the Bluetooth radio works perfectly for phone calls and audio streaming. The only issue i had was some difficulty getting it to fit properly. It doesn't look perfect in my F150, but the quality overshadows this flaw.

    Pros: sounds great, great features, great value, upgradable, very compatible

    Cons: fit

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    troy from United States on 5/17/2013

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    Good stereo but not as good as factory unit

    Pros: Installation was easy

    Cons: Does not have color display, faceplate does not cover completely

    JVC KD-R740BT

    booneman from Houston, TX on 5/16/2013

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    Great Product at an awesome price

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    Curtis12 from St Petersburg, FL on 5/11/2013

    2005 Mazda 6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    great features for even greater price, love the Bluetooth connect feature, and the Pandora controls thru my galaxy s3 are wonderful.

    Pros: everything so far, owned for 2 weeks and very pleased, after shopping around I feel this unit is worth double the price tag .. very happy.. installation was simple as well.

    Cons: this is one minor con, there is only the one choice of display color. at first I thought this would bother me given all other displays in car are red, but is refreshing to mix in this blue.

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    Tom from Albuquerque, NM on 5/9/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great sounding deck. Lots of features. Easy to install in my 2005 Chevy Tahoe.

    Pros: Lots of things to like about this unit. USB connection. Aux In. Sound is great. BT phone.

    Cons: Bluetooth sound quality could be a little better. BT mic doesn't have much gain. Lots of plastic-I wish the front face was a little more sturdy. I wish the EQ settings were a little more convenient/quicker to get to. Display could be a little brighter in the daylight even on highest setting. The faceplate adapter that came with this is a VERY cheap piece of plastic. Crutchfield...you can do better than this!

    pretty good reciever for the price

    dustin from NE on 5/6/2013

    1996 Chevrolet Lumina
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Paired very easily with bt. Sounds really good. Bt phone calls there is a slight echo, but nothing to bad. Had a hard time figuring out how to swi

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    One more JVC AAA Product

    Mark S from Scranton, Pa on 5/3/2013

    1999 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    I think jvc does good again with this unit. Lots of features and not hard to use them. The bluetooth pairs right up with my android and works 100% with my S3. Also the hands free with the mic mounted above the visor in my jeep works great. Still clear with the top off. Now sit on back and enjoy the options. Jeep On.

    Pros: That's all their is. All Pro's

    Cons: One thing they could of gave you that mounting strap and the rear bolt kit. It really helps alot.

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    Jaime from 1200 Elby St. Irving Texas 75061 on 5/2/2013

    2002 Cadillac DeVille
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    Good Product. Difficult to use.

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    Redsfan1 from Florence KY on 4/29/2013

    2005 Hyundai Elantra
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    Great Value, Ease of installation,no way I could find a better value at the big box stores. Thanks Crutchfield.

    Pros: To many to mention

    Cons: none

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    JROD from Deep South Texas on 4/29/2013

    2011 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    I was looking for an aftermarket headunit for my leased vehicle. I purchased this item based on other reviews. I always look at the bad reviews first to see what problems people have had with products I am looking to buy and it seems that the problems other people had were isolated. The installation was pretty much straight forward. The only problem I had was with the radio reception. I spoke to Gunthrie at Crutchfield and he was able to help me very quickly. For the record, there was nothing wrong with the radio. It was I that forgot to connect the blue wires. After that, everything was great. It is a pretty simple unit with great features. I paired my phone (droid bionic) in under a minute. The USB works great too. Everything is working as it should. Great head unit and a great price. Getting all the installation gear for free was the icing on the cake.

    Pros: Good power, usb, and Bluetooth are great features considering the price. Subwoofer output is a nice touch.

    Cons: Not a very bad thing but all adjustments are made through the volume knob. Not a deal breaker.

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    Clint from Santa Fe, NM on 4/27/2013

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
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    Great deck! Easy to install and use. t first I missed the option of color changes, but now I realize its simply not needed. The deck sounds great, the buttons are easy to find and use. Features and simple and straightforward.

    Pros: Sound and build quality. Easy use and set up.

    Cons: Lack of color changes.

    Easy Installation thanks to Crutchfield

    Joe from Sparks NV on 4/27/2013

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Quick and easy installation when the team at Crutchfield gives you all the tools you need. Looks great in my truck. Sounds a lot better than the stock radio/cd player and the Bluetooth sounds great.

    Pros: Easy install great Bluetooth for the cell phone call quality is great no complaints from either end. Lots of features and custom settings.

    Cons: I was not able to get my phonebook to upload when paired via Bluetooth. I have a Samsung galaxy s2 skyrocket and after several attempts I gave up. My wife has an iphone 4s and it worked flawlessly

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    Anonymous from San Leandro,CA on 4/25/2013

    2001 Chevrolet Prizm
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    Great radio for the price, syncs with my HTC DNA no problem. Mostly use it for pandora, which works prefectly.

    Pros: Bluetooth syncs quickly and easily

    Cons: nothing

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    Jerry G. from Iva, SC on 4/23/2013

    2004 Ford F-150
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    I this unit it was so easy to install, I had it in and working one hour after receiving the package. The sound is great and the setup was easy.

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    DanB from Harrisonburg, Va on 4/16/2013

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    Great product for the money. Easy controls and functions. Cant wait to have time to play with them.

    Pros: Great sound, many features, easy directions

    Cons: Plays multiple music programs from smart phone (android) simultaneously. (But this may be a problem with the phone apps - to be determined.)

    good product at a great price

    Art from sieera vista az on 4/15/2013

    2006 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    This device is definitely worth more than you pay for it. It has all the hightech needs without being too futuristic. I got all I needed from a $500 head unit in a package at this price. Does it look as good? Maybe not. Does it do what is supposed to do? Absolutely.

    Pros: simple basic features of an expensive unit without the expense of the flare and unused options

    Cons: A little confusing to set up Bluetooth with different devices. start up is slow.

    Radio

    Chris K from rie, PA on 4/14/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Good product quickly installed

    Pros:

    Cons: blue tooth phone use is not user friendly

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    duTTin from Waverly, NE on 4/11/2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It's a nice stereo with some neat options. It didn't break the bank either. I like the fact tha it will connect to Pandora via Bluetooth and that it connects automatically (provided bluetooth on your phone is on). I just wish sometimes it would connect faster.

    Pros: Android Pandora controls via bluetooth, radio timer

    Cons: Wish I could connect my phone with USB for charging without it automatically selecting USB source

    Solid choice

    Chuck from Douglasville, GA on 4/10/2013

    1995 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Good choice for cost conscious users, easy to connect bluetooth and good call quality. Easy to install in 97 Ford Ranger. Good sound and EQ options.

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    Excellent

    MikeB from NWF on 4/9/2013

    2004 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    An excellent value and a huge upgrade from the stock cd player in my car. I like the preset buttons, big volume knob and it was easy to install.

    Pros: Easy to use and figure out, Easy to install

    Cons: None so far

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    JYD from Trotwood,Ohio on 4/6/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I have it installed but haven`t tried using all the features as yet.So far only used the FM and the CD player and set the clock.I am in process of installing a amp and subwoofer box .should be able to give a better assessment of this units performance at that time.

    Pros: many useful features,low price,rc.

    Cons: you really have to study the manual to learn how to best use it.

    JVC KD-R740BT CD receiver

    MikeH from Port Huron,Mi. on 4/4/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I play a lot of classical music through Pandora and cd's. This receiver along with 4 Polk speakers replaced my factory system. The sound is amazing! I almost wish my commute was longer.

    Pros: Great sound,easy install,used tech support once for steering wheel control and everything works great.

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    chris c. from kansas on 4/3/2013

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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