For great looks and great sound
JVC's KD-R840BT CD receiver ups the ante with its 5-zone Functional Variable Color faceplate. You can adjust any of the five distinct zones on the face to your liking, for a custom look that'll match your car's interior or your sense of style. And you can even have selected zones change color with your volume adjustments.
The sound measures up to the sharp styling, with a strong internal amp and a 3-band parametric equalizer, plus high- and low-pass filters to tailor sound output to your speakers. If you're looking to build a system with external amps, three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs ensure the cleanest performance from your system. Front and rear USB inputs give you more flexibility for connecting USB devices.
The 5-zone variable color display gives you plenty of customization options.
Bluetooth® equipped for safety and convenience
Bluetooth is great for talking hands-free, but that's not the only way it can enhance your car audio experience. Pair up JVC's KD-R840BT 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.
And here's a cool feature — 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-R840BT 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 either have your business game face on, or be ready to relax and unwind when chatting with a friend.
Android™ smartphone compatibility
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 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.
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.
Never miss your favorite radio programs
Do you have news, sports, or other radio programs you don't want to miss? The KD-R840BT'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.
Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
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.