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.

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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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and WAV files
    • 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
    • detachable face with 5-zone variable-color illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Sirius XM satellite radio tuner
    • built-in iPod control and USB connection to Android phones
    • inputs: front and rear USB inputs, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4.8-volt front, rear, and 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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    kd 8840bt

    Written By amp, tucson az on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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    I believe for the price this is a great deck. The hands free bluetooth my friends say is better than in my 2013 f350 when im talking to them thru system...which is kind of scarey since this is just over a hundred, any way decent sound,,,controls I had to look up in manual to fully operate and we will see on durability since its a new purchase

    Great Reciever!

    Written By Ben, Utah on Sunday, March 02, 2014

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    I bought this stereo for my car because it looked cool, it could change colors, and it was ready for subs. I really like the rear USB port, I hooked up my iPod to my radio and it is in the center console now. I've definitely had better receivers, I like Pioneer the best, but this is still a great one. I'm satisfied with the purchase.

    Pros: Rear USB I love it, trillions of different colors, Bluetooth, looks spunky sittin in the dash.

    Cons: It can get kindof tricky figuring out how to use the receiver, I think Pioneer receivers sound more clear, pressing the center button either pauses or mutes the music and takes some getting used to.

    Love this radio

    Written By Paul from WA, Washington on Friday, February 28, 2014

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    This radio has so many features that it has taken me a bit to fanagle the perfect sound for my car. But it sounds perfect. My kid loves changing the colors to match what he's wearing so I suppose it passes the kid cool factor as well. The rear USB fit perfect under the dash so now I have a hidden charger and it got rid of the unsightly iPhone charger in the center console.

    Pros: Looks great, sound great and great price. It even remembered my station presets after disconnecting the battery.

    Cons: None.

    Nice stereo

    Written By that one guy, Kansas on Friday, February 28, 2014

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    Great product, sounds and looks good. Love the Bluetooth feature!

    Great head unit

    Written By SlowRollinTurtle, Arkansas on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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    Great unit, easy to use. Second jvc unit I've bought and both are great.

    Pleased customer

    Written By Calif surfer, Los angeles, Ca on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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    I am pleased with the JVC radio. The price is good and it performs well so it is a good buy. The sound quality is better than my stock radio was in my town & country van.

    Pros: Instructions were good and easy to do. Splicing the connector on was made easy with the suppplied wire connectors. The adapter for the radio fit well. It paired with my i phone easiely and works excellent.

    Cons: The radio operating instructions are a bit complitated and require come time to get right. Lots of features to understand.

    Great gear

    Written By J, Beaverfalls, pa on Saturday, February 22, 2014

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    Great gear, even better buy for the price. Would recommend this to everyone!!!

    Pros: Lots of customization options. Plus it's jvc so you know it's worth it. Built in Bluetooth so you don't have to worry about losing the blue tooth adaptor.

    Cons: Buttons could be bigger, more subwoofer options needed. Overall one badass head unit though.

    love it!

    Written By marissa, Illinois on Friday, February 14, 2014

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    I really love this stereo. Lots of cool features. Crutchfield even sent me everything I needed for installation.

    Pros: It automatically syncs up with my phone when Bluetooth is on. Great for hands free calls when driving or listening to Pandora radio.

    Cons: None so far!

    Really Nice Head Unit

    Written By Wesley, Beaver, OH on Saturday, February 08, 2014

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    It is an awesome stereo, sounds great and was easy to install. Really like the Bluetooth feature. Would defiantly buy another.

    Pros: Looks really good and the Bluetooth is a must have.

    Cons: None

    One of the best deals out there

    Written By sandy, Pacifica, CA. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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    This is the best car stereo I have ever owned. The sound quality is excellent. Just the look of the stereo is awesome with the different colored lights. I also like the fact that you can play your ipod . and the blue tooth connection for a hands free phone calling.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of use, and a Great value.

    Cons: can't think of one

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    Written By Art, orangevale, ca on Friday, January 10, 2014

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    overall im very happy with my purchase. finding out that it does more than i had expected but still working on figuring out the eq

    Pros: looks great and sounds great and ya cant beat the price

    Cons: AT FIRST learning how to set to your own personal preferences was a challenge but getting the hang of it now

    Fantastic Stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Anchorage, AK on Friday, December 27, 2013

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    Bought this for my wife for Christmas. Its a very cool, feature rich stereo with great sound. Install was a breeze, setup and configurations was super easy. Setup and sync with her smartphone was a breeze, now she is listening to Bluetooth streamed music and taking calls off her phone. Besides all the great features, the display has a super cool look with a zillion different color combinations etc. I would recommend to anyone looking to replace an older or stock stereo.

    Pros: Lots of features, Bluetooth for phone calls, imports contacts, stream any kind of music off smartphone, connect ipod, mp3, other devices.

    Cons: buttons are a bit cluttered, Bluetooth mic sound is marginal.

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By Anonymous, San Juan, PR on Friday, December 20, 2013

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    Excelent update to my car

    Great Radio, Great Features for a Great Price

    Written By Dexter N, Portland, ME on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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    Really, really love this radio. Put this in my 03 Wrangler after my old radio went out. There were many more features than I had originally thought which i really loved. Super easy to use, easy to install and overall a great radio.

    Pros: Great Sound, easy use, easy install, not to many bad things to say.

    Cons: When I got the kit it was missing several parts including bolts and one connector which I found at a local hardware store which isn't that big of a problem.

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By bouge07, Gray, LA on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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    Easy to set up and does everything that need a stereo to do. Easy set up and easy to use, once you get used to the menu layout.

    Pros: Any color easy set up easy to install

    Good Radio - Couple of Speed Bumps - Good Support

    Written By John S, Castle Rock, CO on Saturday, November 23, 2013

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    Needed to replace a failed radio in a Mountaineer. This provides a good range of features including the BT connectivity for only a little more than a repair to the old radio. The BT worked very well with my Samsung Android phone for both phone calls & Pandora. It gives me the capabilities found in new car factory systems at a much lower cost. Comments from people on the other end of the phone were very positive for clarity & volume. As far as the radio sound, this is one star down due to my inability to run it higher with the factory speakers - not the radios fault, but couldn't test the high power end.

    Overall, the installation was not very difficult if you have a basic understanding of auto dashes and radios. Even without that, the instructions were good so even a novice could probably handle it without much challenge. Don't forget the second acknowledgement for the BT pairing. That one bit me because I didn't read it well. I did have some speed bumps with the supplied harness / cabling, but Crutchfield shipped out a replacement and afterward, went the extra effort to make everything right. I would definitely consider buying from them again.

    Pros: Good sound, great BT / phone features. Programing relatively intuitive after a quick skim of the manual. Good support from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Obnoxious initial demo mode - could trigger an epileptic fit :) .

    Installation for JVC KD-R840BC Mustang II

    Written By DarylS, Wheaton, MN on Saturday, November 16, 2013

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    The Radio installation was a little more complicated than I had first thought for the 1983 Mustang convertible due to the 2 channel factory installed amplifier. I ended up having to completely bypass most of the factory wiring associated with the amp. I used the installation kit and wired the included connectors directly to all the installed speakers. I did not use the PAC SOEM-4 Factory Integration Adapter nor was it needed after wiring direct to the speakers. The wiring in the Mustang does not match any of the install kit or normal radio wiring colors, so it is best to get a drawing of the factory radio installation. I tried every way that technical help thought to wire the PAC SOEM-4 Factory Integration Adapter, but couldn't get more than a normal conversation level of speaker noise, so that is why I wired direct to the speakers and I ended up not using the PAC-4 I should have done that in the first place. It sounds great and has the volume needed for a convertible.

    Pros: After installation works great with the satellite radio option

    Cons: Lots of modifications to the dash and wiring. It has an obnoxious demo mode the comes up everytime power is removed from the unit. I had disconnected the battery for the install and did lots of temporary test, got tied of the demo mode.

    Great head unit!

    Written By stephen, Fredericksburg on Saturday, November 09, 2013

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    Great head unit, forced to buy after my car was broken into and head unit was stolen. Chose this headunit as it had all the same features I needed. (Bluetooth and aux cord really)

    I really noticed the difference going from 2v to 4.8v preamp voltage. nice little pick-me-up after losing the previous head unit.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Color control, clear audio

    Cons: Would've been nice to have a full LCD display, but I knew that before I bought the unit.

    great radio for price

    Written By Mike, Bartlett, IL on Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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    Bought for my sons car. Installation was easy and radio has good sound and features. Would buy again!!

    Pros: Cool features, good sound

    Cons: None

    Nice unit great price

    Written By en258, Kingman, KS on Monday, November 04, 2013

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    Easy to use. Buttons are a little small and takes a little time with owners manual to figure some stuff out but once you do all is good

    Pros: price looks

    Cons: small buttons

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    Written By rjw, Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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    Good quality in dash replacement. The tuning is awkward - 6 stations preset with a button, the remaining 12 presets are a two button sequence plus a dial setting - not great while driving. Otherwise a great unit

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By rlowrdr2003, ttown alabama on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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    real good head unite for the money does everything i need and more

    Pros: great buy

    Cons: no option to play pandora threw bluetooth

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By Anonymous, Cheyenne Wyoming on Thursday, October 24, 2013

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    Great receiver. Easy installation and great sound. Amazing for the money. Definitely recommend.

    Pros: Lights, sound, ease of use, Bluetooth

    Cons: None

    very nice

    Written By ot, miami on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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    Excellent for the price love the bluethoot option

    Pros: 2 Bluetooth at the same time nice features

    Cons: Hard to set up mike option it was better to pay for installing

    Just awesome

    Written By BASS CHEF, Salinas CA. on Monday, October 07, 2013

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    I love this unit

    Pros: Clean sound, easy EQ controls love the multiple color change zones reads usb very fast 4.8v rca outputs that is a plus every time front and rear usb built in Bluetooth the unit is just awesome

    Cons: Have not found any after two weeks of use

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By Antonio A, Keatchie,la on Friday, September 20, 2013

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    I think it is a great receiver.

    Very Happy

    Written By Laura M, Michigan on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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    This has great sound and more features than I will ever use.

    Another great product from JVC

    Written By Todd B., Brownsville, KY on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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    I only put JVC players in my vehicles and have since 1998. The player that is currently in my honda has been thru 3 cars and was purchased new back in 2002. Its still works great and that is why it was a no brainer that I bought this for my daughters first car. You get so much for the $$. The mic for the hands free calling works great and there are so many settings to really tweak the sound you want to get. I'll never own another player other than JVC. I recommend this for anyone but especially parents that want their kids to have hands free calling to make it safer on the road.

    Pros: Great value. Great sound. Awesome Features. Very easy to use. Bluetooth Tech is crisp and clear.

    Cons: Quite honestly the remote that comes with it is unnecessary but since its included for free no biggie. I just never use it.

    Awesome Head Unit!!

    Written By Jeremiah, El Paso, TX on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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    Installed this in a Mercury Mariner. Couldn't have been easier! Heard the difference immediately, even through the supposedly "Premium" Audiophile System from Ford. Changed out the crap factory speakers and did custom install of Sony 6 1/2 component speakers, even though it was stated that they would not fit! Sounds INCREDIBLE now! Even through the factory amp and subwoofer! Couldn't be happier with all the extras like Bluetooth, Sirius XM radio which I actually Bluetooth using my free XM app which negates the need for a separate antenna (Sorry Crutchfield...) The DEMO Mode for the lights is a lil tricky to get rid of but once its done, you actually kind of mish the flashing lights and have to tweak it again to look as cool as before.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Not a one

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By Will, Canterbury CT on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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    Has many options for the money, Overall a good radio. It has 18 FM presets, 12 of them are a pain in the neck to get to.

    Good radio with lots of features for the price

    Written By MattD, Germantown, MD on Friday, August 23, 2013

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    Nice radio with lots of features. Not super intuitive at first to use but not too hard to learn. At the price point it is hard to find anything to complain about.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Android/IPhone connectivity, decent performance all around

    Cons: Bluetooth can be a tad flaky but that seems true of most bluetooth

    Solid Single

    Written By PC, Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, August 18, 2013

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    Overall solid unit for the price. Only some slight glitches in connectivity with iPhone 5. Never anything that isn't correctable, though.

    Pros: Good sound, streaming, and 2 USB ports.

    Cons: Bluetooth sometimes doesn't cooperate.

    Great unit

    Written By Rt, Great Falls, mt. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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    Great stereo for the money. Everything worked as it was described and it sounds and looks great! Very happy I bought this unit!

    Pros: Bluetooth is easy to setup. Pandora compatible and phone calls are a breeze.

    Cons: There is a lot to try and learn about this unit and it can be overwhelming.

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By D. L, Memphis, TN on Saturday, August 03, 2013

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    Very nice radio with good sound quality and high power came with good installation instructions.

    Pros: I like the Bluetooth and the pandora radio capabilities.

    jvc

    Written By Anonymous, los angeles, ca on Friday, August 02, 2013

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    Easy to install in 2002gmc truck.

    Pros: variable color display, rear USB.

    Cons: small buttons for radio presets.

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By JCara12, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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    There are several features I like on this unit, most notably that I can play Pandora through my Android phone and use the unit's remote control to change the song. No need to go back and forth between the phone and the receiver. However, the receiver is not user-friendly. I read the manual top to bottom and spent about 30 minutes trying to set things up but I still can't figure out how to use folders on the USB drive or how to fix the lighting. The receiver display flashes and changes colors like crazy and it looks like a rave party in my car at night- so embarrassing. I am sure Crutchfield can help me fix these things but I just don't have the time to mess with it. The sound might be good but I wouldn't know. I bought the unit bc I was advised to by Crutchfield bc of its high preamp output voltage but found out after installation that my car's amp can't handle it and it basically sounds like crap if I turn it up past regular listening volume. I'm not happy with this purchase or the advice I received from Crutchfield.

    Amazing

    Written By Skate shredder, Temperance mi on Monday, July 29, 2013

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    I have always loved JVC products and I had a old JVC radio in my cherokee and it was about 10 years old so I needed an upgrade I compared all the other ones and even a 1,000 dollar one and this one was way better

    Pros: Easy buttons. Great features. Amazing Bluetooth.

    Cons: Wish it had HD radio but o well I love it

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By John C., Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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    Hard to program features , especially getting rid of "demo" mode. Seems to skip over FM1 and only goes to FM2. Remote is awkwardly shaped and too small making it hard to use.

    JVC KD-R840BT auto radio

    Written By Jedpop075, Howard Beach, N.Y. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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    Very pleased with this radio and was easy to install with the installation kit for my auto

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons: N/A

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    Written By Anonymous, Goodlettsville,TN on Sunday, July 14, 2013

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    It was a good radio till my baby girl's car was broken to and the radio was stolen along with the amp and speakers now all gone.

    Pros: great radio and good price

    Cons: none

    Amazing! Sound difference!

    Written By Anonymous, Chicago, IL on Sunday, June 30, 2013

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    At first I was going to get a ken wood receiver but glad I didn't because this one is just so amazing. As soon as I installed it (crutchfield makes installing super easy because they give you instructions and if you can't do it still they have a support line you can call) I could tell the difference in my music.

    Pros: Colors Sound quality USB Bluetooth Controller

    Cons: Honestly none.

    Great unit for the price.

    Written By tsuds, Kona, HI on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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    I Got this mostly for the bluetooth hands free, and to improve audio quality over stock head unit. This unit definitely does both well. I couldn't ask for more for the price.

    Love It!!

    Written By Ren, Vancouver, BC on Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This stereo is awesome for the price!! Can't comment on the install as I had it done professionally, but the setting set up was a snap!

    Pros: Easy to use, great colors, awesome sound!

    Cons: Would like the tag display to show/rotate/filp between artist and song for all sources. For FM it seems to work, but for CD/SiriusXM/iPod you can only choose one or the other.

    Great radio!!

    Written By Glen, Enterprise, Alabama on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Got this radio installed in a few hours, took plenty of breaks :). Got all the parts I needed from crutchfield to put this in my 09 Trailblazer. Crutchfield gave me the instructions to put it in, and I had no problems with the installation at all. Put the mike on my steering wheel column, and haven't had any problems wih anyone hearing me talking normally, with the windows up. Synced up to my iphone without any problems. Even listen to my music through the bluetooth, no problem. I had gotten the adapter box through Crutchfield so my chimes work fine. The vox I got was CRUX SOCGM-17.

    JVC KD-R840BT

    Written By Anonymous, San Antonio texas on Saturday, June 15, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Could not believe how good the low pass and high pass filters were I can turn up the volume much more than I used to and the sub and regular speakers don't distort. Also the 4.8 volt preout is awesome I can really see a difference from my old alpine that wa only a 4 volt preout. I recommend this stereo for anybody.

    Great Blue tooth for phone calls

    Written By lolobiker, Riverside, Ca on Saturday, June 08, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The JVC KD-R840BT work great in my F150 and the phone call sound great. Now I do not have to worry about getting a several hundred dollar ticket for using my phone while driving.

    Pros: Crutchfield sent all of the adapters for free!! Installation was a snap.

    Cons: None works great!!

    Great Radio

    Written By SilverBack1975, Cecil County, Md on Friday, June 07, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a Great Radio! The features can not be beat. I am using it to power Polk db Plate speakers up front and MTX 8 inch full range Marine speakers in the rear of my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Bluetooth works great and the mic has a long cord so placement was easy. The TWO usb ports are really slick too.

    Pros: Looks, Sound, Features and Coolness Factor.

    Cons: The remote takes getting used to.