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JVC KD-R850BT

CD receiver

Item #: 105KDR850B

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Straightforward stereo

If you're not into multi-colored lights on your display, JVC's KD-R850BT CD receiver offers you the benefits of a feature-packed car stereo with an understated look for your dash. You'll enjoy super-clean CD playback, a USB input for charging devices and playing your music files, and Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. You can run the show from the well-placed controls on the receiver or by using your smartphone.

JVC KD-R850BT CD receiver

Smartphone integration

Bluetooth serves as a wireless bridge between your smartphone and this JVC. Once you pair up this JVC with your smartphone, you can harness Bluetooth's full potential — you'll be able to receive text message notifications, stream the stored music on your phone, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features. iPhone® users can even communicate with Siri without picking up the phone.

If you enjoy Internet radio on your smartphone, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora® and iHeartRadio® on this great-sounding receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. Load JVC's Smart Music Control app for your Android® and you get access to your receiver's settings, EQ, and sources directly from your smartphone.

Added cool stuff

JVC upped the power in their USB port, which lets you keep your smartphone charged, even when it's doing several tasks at once. Drive Change allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to the receiver's USB input and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives. You can also connect just about any portable audio player using the KD-R850BT's front aux input.

Once you're playing what you want, shape your sound with the onboard 3-band parametric equalizer. If you're adding amplifiers or a powered subwoofer, the two sets of 2.5-volt preamp outputs provide you the clean signal you need.

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 JVC, 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.

App Note: iHeartRadio playback and control requires the "iHeartRadio Link for JVC" app on your smartphone.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free and audio streaming
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • AM/FM tuner includes Radio Data System (RDS)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with single-line white display
    • front USB port compatible with MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files
    • USB 1A connection provides extra power for charging devices
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Pro EQ with 12 equalizer presets and a 3-band parametric equalizer
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level controls
    • loudness and bass boost controls
    • Digital Track Expander enhances compressed audio files
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
    • JVC Smart Music Control app for Android provides controls for receiver settings
    • Siri Eyes Free support with compatible iPhones
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front and 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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    What's in the box?

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    • CD receiver (w/ 10A fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warrant Information
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)
    • Face Fixing screw note

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    Smartphone Integration
    AM/FM + Internet Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-R850BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC KD-R850BT. See JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KD-R850BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC  head unit with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio player connected at one time (but only one can be used at a time).

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KD-R850BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KD-R850BT also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing A Number: Using the KD-R850BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
      • Speed Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KD-R850BT.You can search through your contacts alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). Up to 400 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone.
      • Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone. 
    Note: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth).

    SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible with SMS (Short Message Service), the JVC head unit will notify you when a message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message. You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The JVC KD-R850BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KD-R850BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The KD-R850BT also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the JVC KD-R850BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on theKD-R850BT to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the KD-R850BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The JVC KD-R850BT features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. 

    Note: The Drive Change feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The JVC KD-R850BT supports the following types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB MCS Device
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types

     MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
     WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WAV (USB only): bit rate of 8- or 16-bit

    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily access your music.

    Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-R850BT offers the following Repeat and Random playback modes.

    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current disc at random), Off (cancels random function)

    Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD or USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    JVC Playlist Creator Compatible: JVC Playlist Creator is a free Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB (MSC) device from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using JVC Playlist Creator through the KD-R850BT, you can search a file by song title, album name, artist name, or genre using the head unit's Quick Search function. The JVC Playlist Creator is a Windows-based software that can be downloaded for free from JVC's website to your PC. The JVC Playlist Creator is compatible with the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.

    • Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
    Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or Android

    Off Insert/Eject + Disc Protection: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust. The source will change to CD, and the disc will begin playback, even if you have another source selected at the time.

    Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Smartphone Integration

    Android Compatible: The JVC KD-R850BT supports USB-connection and playback of Android smartphones with Froyo or Gingerbread operating systems installed.

    • JVC Music Control: By connecting the JVC CD receiver via USB to an Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) that has the free JVC Music Control app installed, it allows you to list and search your MP3 music stored on the smartphone from the receiver by artist name or album name. The JVC Music Control app also analyzes all of your songs that are in your Android smartphone, and creates a playlist according to your mood. Once the application has completed the analysis of the songs, simply select your current mood, and this application will generate a list of songs that best fits your mood. Your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol.
    • Drive Change Mode: When an Android smartphone is connected to the USB input terminal, you can select its internal memory or external memory (such as an microSD card) to playback the songs stored on the phone or on the memory card. This feature is also compatible with other USB mass storage class compliant smartphones, such as Blackberry.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The JVC KD-R850BT's front-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the Lightning or Dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The KD-R850BT's USB connection also offers music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls or from your Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.

    • Head Unit Mode: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The KD-R850BT also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from select music apps streamed to your iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the KD-R850BT will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed in this mode. The unit will simply display "iPhone Mode".
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R850BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/6/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Pandora app iHeart Link Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 7.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    air 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output (great for those non-Apple/Android devices. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system. The unit's front-panel auxiliary input can be turned On or Off.

    AM/FM + Internet Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R850BT features a built-in RDS AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets (manually or automatically).  The head unit's Radio Timer features lets you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off). If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

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

    Internet Radio Apps: The JVC KD-R850BT allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-R850BT via the 30-pin or Lightning cable supplied with your iPhone. Your Android or Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP/ AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KD-R850BT. Your iPhone, Android smartphone, or Blackberry device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps, Google Play, or BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KD-R850BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. The JVC KD-R850BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up/thumbs down and bookmark them on your Pandora account. An active Pandora account is required.
    • iHeartRadio Link (for iPhone/Android): The free iHeartRadio Link app for JVC (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KD-R850BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KD-R850BT will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android/Blackberry smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Audio Section

    16 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-R850BT utilizes a 16-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-R850BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KD-R850BT are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)
    Note: When you are using the KD-R850BT with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and the volume control will range from 0 to 50.

    2.5V/4CH Preamp Output + Sub Control: The KD-R850BT is equipped with two pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front, Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When the unit's Rear/SW preamp output is set to Subwoofer, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter at 55Hz, 85Hz, or 120Hz. You can also adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -8 and +8 (separate from the main volume level).

    Pro EQ: The KD-R850BT is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 12 preset sound modes (Flat, Hard Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Talk, vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Classical, Dance, User 1, or User 2) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

    Pro EQ
    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 0.75, 1.0, 1.25
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) Fixed
    Note: You can store Pro EQ bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB, iPod, Pandora/iHeart Radio).

    Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.

    • Digital Track Expander: The digital Track Expander automatically enhances compressed music files and restores the original richness of the recording.
    • Bass Boost: The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies.
    • Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can set this feature to High, Low, or Off.
    • Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -5 to +5.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-R850BT features a detachable face to deter theft. No face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Single-Line LCD w/ Fixed Illumination: The head unit features a 11-segment, one-line LCD with white back-lit text and blue button illumination (fixed). Adjustable brightness and dimmer settings are available for the LCD and button illumination.

    • Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the brightness level of each manually from 0-31.
    • Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set automatically or manually; select "Off" for daytime brightness setting, "On" for nighttime brightness setting, or "Auto" which switches between day and nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp circuit).

    Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    Remote Control

    Smart Music Control App (for Android): JVC's Smart Music Control App lets you view the current status and perform simple gesture or voice control of the JVC head unit from your Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.3+). The Smart Music Control App uses Bluetooth to communicate between your Android smartphone and the CD receiver. The head unit will auto connect to the Smart Music Control app when your Smartphone is in range. The Smart Music Control app is specifically designed for easy gesture control or voice command operation while driving, so driver and passenger can access information with ease from the Android Smartphone. With the Smart Music Control App, passenger and driver can check current playing song details or other car stereo information.

    • Information Display: The JVC Smart Music Control App will display the head unit's source information, such as song/artist information and station identification. In addition, it provides EQ info.
    • Gesture Control: The JVC Smart Music Control App lets you use finger gesture commands on your Android smartphone to control the playback of the JVC head unit. This type of gesture control is designed to operate the JVC head unit from your smartphone without having to look at your smartphone. Gesture control operations include Finger tap, Finger hold, Finger click, Finger swipe (right/left/up/down), and Finger curve (right/left/up/down).
    • Voice Command: The JVC Smart Music Control App also lets you operate certain head unit function by voice commands. Voice commands include - Change Source, Search for Song/Artist/Album, Previous/Next Track, Repeat/Random, or Preset Select.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-R850BT comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

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    Awesome value. .feature packed

    Written By Mac, San francisco, Ca on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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    Great unit and for the money you can't go wrong. My stock stereo died so I picked this one..glad I did because the install for my particular vehicle was super easy even with ZERO car audio experience. I still can't believe that it has so many features. Love the Bluetooth. .let's me accept or place phone calls and listen to iheart radio when it's paired with my phone. Looks cool especially at night.

    Pros: Bluetooth.. easy installation.. very economical..looks cool

    Cons: Can't think of any

    Good sound and value

    Written By chipsd, San Diego, CA on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    I bought this for my son's 2005 Toyota Corolla. I installed it myself and it was really easy. It has great sound, Bluetooth calls are awesome, my son uses it with his iPhone and he's enjoying it tremendously.

    Easy install great stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Herndon, PA on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    Bought this for my daughter's 2004 Cavalier. Was an easy install and I love the Bluetooth feature. Great stereo and great price, plus shipping was free! You can't beat that.

    2004 Ford Focus Car Stereo

    Written By Ron C, United States on Friday, September 26, 2014

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    The car stereo is well packaged and come with an extraction tool in the box in the event that you need to pull the stereo. The beautiful blue lights give it a cool factor and dims well when the lights are on. The display is clear and shows the station names as well as other content. The front facing USB port is handy and the hands free mike is nice, except that it is wired and should have been made wireless. With the built-in Bluetooth it seems like the mike was an afterthought. The clear audio is strong and there is no need for an additional amplifier. For the price it is a very good value.

    Pros: The display is clear and bright. The audio is loud and crisp. The multiple features make this a good buy. The installation was easy leaving very little operator error.

    Cons: The corded mike is not commensurate with the high quality of the product. It should have been wireless or the mike should have been built in. The instruction manual also seems cheap and lacks adequate details. The instruction on using the provided extraction tool leaves the user to guess on the proper usage. Despite these few shortcomings it is still a very good product.

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    Written By Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    This is a typical JVC value laden product.

    Great Value

    Written By Steve, Chicago, IL on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    Great value, Bluetooth works great and the sound people hear on the other end of the phone is very good. Everything else works as expected. Tip: Press the menu button to pause/play. The brightness adjustments aren't very good. Too bright at night (on min setting) and not bright enough during a sunny day (on max setting). I have gotten use to it, but I wish there was more room for adjustment.

    Pros: Great Bluetooth phone call sound quality on both ends (microphone mounted on steering wheel column behind the wheel)

    Cons: Poor display brightness adjustments

    Couln't have been much easier

    Written By Russell D, Winter Springs FL on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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    Bought this to replace the original stereo that was slowly starting to fail. The removal instructions and installation instructions were right on. The wiring kit was very easy to understand and I was finished with the entire job within 20 minutes.

    Pros: Very easy to install. Sound quality is much better that the original that came with the vehicle. Blue tooth connected effortlessly to my phone. The installation instructions saved me hours of frustration! I thought that I would have to replace my speakers also, but everything sounds great now!

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-R850BT

    Written By Bob, Offutt AFB NE on Friday, August 29, 2014

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    Good enough for the price. Nothing more and nothing less.

    tuner great

    Written By kg, Chesapeake, VA on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    Love the radio

    Pros: Cd, tuner, aux, usb, Bluetooth all very nice

    Cons: Flashing lights, while probably cooll for a teenager, are very annoying

    Smarter than I am

    Written By Anonymous, Riverside, CA on Monday, August 25, 2014

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    I'm kind of unsophisticated when it comes to car audio. My new JVC head unit replaces a 15-year-old JVC radio/CD/cassette player that gave me a lot of service, but would never have been able to interact with my phone and other devices.

    This one is smarter than I am -- it operates my iPhone (connects via USB or Bluetooth), facilitating hands-free calls, playing my stored music and podcasts and making Siri seem (sometimes a little disturbingly) "present." It turns off my music when I get a call, and turns it back on when I'm done. I didn't even know I needed all that service until I had it.

    There has been one loss to my lifestyle -- this unit doesn't play cassettes. It seems like a minor quibble this far into the new millennium, especially because there is a handy aux input right on the face of the unit, so if I I were highly motivated to listen to my Kinks and James Taylor cassettes in the car I could just plug in my portable player.

    I have not yet had my socks knocked off by the audio quality, but it sounds fine and I can hear it easily over my old car's road noise. It is a little more complicated to operate than my old unit, simply because it does so many things, but once I figured out how to use the menu function and change the radio stations (and turn off the terribly distracting demo mode light show) everything was fine.

    The unit is priced attractively for everything it does, and my brother-in-law said it was easy to install.

    Pros: Easy interactivity with other devices Hands-free phone Nice sound

    Cons: Face lighting seems too faint in daylight and too bright at night.

    Great for the money!

    Written By Brian, Harrisburg PA on Saturday, August 23, 2014

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    Easy to install, nice features. Excellent value for the money. Sounds and works better than the original radio in my 2010 Chevy Cobalt which may not be saying much.

    Pros: USB, Bluetooth, Aux jack.

    Cons: None so far.

    Features

    Written By Ben, Cincinnati, OH on Friday, August 15, 2014

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    Great system for the price. Bluetooth connects flawlessly. No big issues so far.

    Pros: Price, Bluetooth, Operation

    Cons: Clock time keeps changing back after I adjust it. (Time zone setting???)

    JVC KD-R850BT

    Written By Marian, Tallahassee, Fl on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    v good product

    Pros: easy to install and operate

    Cons: reception could be better on reg stations

    JVC KD-R850BT

    Written By ed, bethlehem PA on Friday, August 01, 2014

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    nice, works well, not much different from factory on radio reception, brightness is not tied in with car. worst thing is display brightness is not enough even when maxed out, Crutchfield kit needed wire connectors

    Pros: works well, easy to install

    Cons: display brightness not enough in daytime, small buttons. For Crutchfield--kit did not come complete as advertised, I had to run out and find wire connectors.

    Jvc car stereo

    Written By mulagan, Valrico, Fl on Friday, August 01, 2014

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    I havent had to much time with this stereo but I love it. I love the functionality like the bluetooth and all the different settings. Its really easy to firgure out how to use and the directions are really strait forward. I love it

    Pros: Ease of use, sound quality, blue lights, seams durable,

    Cons: You have to push a button to see the time, and the fit isnt super solid but thats no big deal.

    Works gret

    Written By jrykal, LaGrange IL on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    Works great. Good value for the money. Has all the options I needed. Bluetooth, hands free calling, etc... Sound quality is great.

    Pros: Value. Many options. Easy to use. Was very easy to install with all the adapters from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Probably would have bought the Sirius option for future use.

    Superior Value for the Dollar Spent!

    Written By MrMike, San Antonio, TX on Sunday, July 13, 2014

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    I bought this radio for my 1989 Chevy truck that I am restoring. I needed a new radio that would work with my lifestyle. I have had nothing but great experiences with JVC electronic purchases in the past. The bluetooth handsfree with remote microphone is great. Callers have a hard time believing that I am using a handsfree connection. Pandora, IHeart, and NASCAR live using my Android phone are flawless. My co workers are impressed that a 62 year old guy knows what to buy.

    Pros: Loaded with lots of features that make it flexible enough for almost any lifestyle. Free install kit made this a 45 minute job to install. Bluetooth pairing is easy.

    Cons: Lack of seperate output buttons.

    Nice For The Price

    Written By Mevis0130, Durham CT on Saturday, July 12, 2014

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    This is a nice little system and was easy to install. the overall sound quality, and choices of preloaded equalizer settings were an added bonus. If you are looking for excellent sound for a good value then I suggest you try this receiver.

    Pros: Easy set up Lots of equalizer presets Easy to set up the Bluetooth Remote works well Great reception on the FM band Easy to navigate through the menues

    Cons: The faceplate is a bit tricky to put back on. though once you figure out the trick, then you are golden No scan feature to run through the radio stations

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    Written By Richard P, Pulaski NY on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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    Excellant value. A little trickey to progrem but afer reading instruction several times and playing with it all came together. Should have ordered the installation harness even if it was an extra charge. Was able to purchase one up locally, though. Other than that the install went very well.

    Great for the price

    Written By malenci, Oregon on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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    great value, menu system took a little to figure out, but not too much, nice look and build, Bluetooth hooks up and works like a champ. I would recommend this as a great replacement to any stock stereo where you need bluetooth for streaming and taking calls.

    Pros: nice look and feel, great sound, flawless Bluetooth.

    Cons: menus a bit tricky

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    Written By Richardmb, Berwyn Il. on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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    Loved it so much bought 2 of them.

    Pros: Bluetooth aux input and USB input,

    Cons: Can't really find anything wrong with it.

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    Written By phil, pennsylvania on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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    Bought this to replace O.E.M. in daughters car. Sound is awesome. Installation easy with the right parts purchased from Crutchfield.

    Pros: great sound great support

    Cons: controls too complicated, too much emphasis on cool factor. KEEP IT SIMPLE !

    New Head Unit

    Written By Anonymous, Eastvale, CA on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    Great new head unit installed in my Jeep Wrangler and its Bluetooth capability with included microphone is impeccable. Much better received conversation than previous headset use. It has a Pandora mode and iHeart radio mode, but I tend to keep it in Bluetooth mode for full digital phone functionality.

    Better Than OEM

    Written By Paul A, Lyndhurst, VA on Friday, June 27, 2014

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    This is a great improvement over the OEM stereo (can you believe Chrysler was still installing cassette players in cars in 2004?!) I originally planned to buy an AUX-IN kit for the OEM stereo but this cost only $50 more and does a lot more. It's a little slow to connect in Bluetooth mode, and turning the ignition switch from RUN to ACC (no matter how quickly you do it) causes the connection to drop. If you make sure the music is already playing on your phone before starting the car, the stereo does seem to pick up the connection a little faster. Still can't get Fast-forward/Rewind or Previous/Next to work in BT mode. A little disappointing since my main reason for wanting BT was to alleviate the need to touch the phone while driving. Radio reception is still great. In my experience, the AM/FM reception on aftermarket stereos rarely stacks up to OEM, but this is actually an improvement.

    Pros: Lots of features and very customizable. Nice, big volume knob. Great value. Removable faceplate. All kinds of sound adjustments. Remote control fob. Wired microphone with plenty of cord to reach your desired mounting position. Installation kit instructions were very easy to comprehend.

    Cons: Pretty much the only cons I have with this stereo are related to Bluetooth and coincidentally, the only other Bluetooth accessory to give me this much trouble was also made by JVC. Not sure what's going on there... The buttons that control alternative functions are either not very intuitive or they're a little difficult to see. Keep the manual nearby and give yourself a few months to get the hang of the location/function of all the buttons and I think you'll be satisfied.

    great unit for the money!

    Written By chuck r, waterford, pa on Monday, June 23, 2014

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    For the price u get a great head unit with lots of features, u cant go wrong, and with the free included install gear, installation was a breeze!

    Pros: Great price, great features looks good

    Cons: None as of yet

    Great product, bluetooth rocks, easy to use

    Written By KyleW, Burien, WA on Sunday, June 22, 2014

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    Its a great unit, I had the same unit just a few model versions earlier (about 2 years ago is when I bought my first) and loved it but sold the car and bought a truck and it is just a must have for me, I love having the bluetooth built in and the usb charging and playback capability is awesome. Works nice with Siri and Google Maps even will interrupt the song and tell directions when using navigation.

    Pros: iPod charging and control Bluetooth calls Great EQ and tone

    Cons: Only thing I don't like is that when its in iPod mode (instead of head home), I have to turn the volume up every time I start the truck because it goes to 0 volume by default but when in head mode, it keeps the previous volume. But I like iPod mode because I am able to control songs with the iPod. In head mode, I have to unplug the iPod, change the song, and plug it back in. I just like to be able to control the iPod and not have to turn the volume up every time I start the truck. Still 5 stars

    JVC KD-R850BT

    Written By Anonymous, Toledo Ohio on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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    can be difficult to use while driving. dont half ass it and not install the mic or youll regret it if you use your phone. other than that i love it.

    JVC KD-R850BT is below average

    Written By Mule, Wisconsin on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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    The audio and controls are very average. The features this unit offers are great. The worst part about this is the sound quality of using the blue tooth for phone calls. It cuts in and out (not a phone issue) and the microphone/receiver quality is horrible. People have a hard time hearing you and carrying on a conversation.

    Pros: Features

    Cons: Blue tooth audio quality

    JVC Car stereo

    Written By SueVanN, El Paso, Tx on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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    Great fit with the adapter for my daughter's car. She's so happy with the stereo and the output of sound with the speakers and stylish look of the face on the stereo.

    Nice features for the money.

    Written By Dave, New Castle, PA on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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    Great unit for an affordable price. All the things you'd want a car stereo to do these days. Easy installation, and once you get a device paired, the Bluetooth works great. Microphone that comes with it is surprisingly receptive from a distance. Would recommend if you just want features for a reasonable price without a bunch of flashy animation, colors, etc.

    Pros: Affordable. Relatively easy to use. Several input options. Easy installation.

    Cons: Pairing a Bluetooth device can be somewhat difficult. When using USB the unit takes over your iPod (classic only that I know of. iPhone has full functionality) makes it difficult to navigate the iPod menu one button at a time.

    Perfect Stereo!

    Written By Lee Lambert, PA on Friday, June 06, 2014

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    Great item! Love the Bluetooth on it! Makes the whole inside of the car look great. Ur blinking on it can get annoying to certain people but I love it!

    Pros: Wireless streaming Easy to control Looks really cool Lights up the interior Great sound quality

    Cons: Blinking can annoy certain people..

    Awesome radio with great features

    Written By J Scott, Colorado on Monday, June 02, 2014

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    Except for the flimsy USB cover, I have nothing bad to say about this product.

    Pros: Lots of features and easy to setup.

    Cons: Flimsy USB cover

    Great!

    Written By Anonymous, St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, June 02, 2014

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    You can't beat this product for the price. It's easy to use and looks nice too.

    Pros: cd player and Pandora access

    Cons: None

    very nice

    Written By Michael, Ft. Dodge, IA on Saturday, May 24, 2014

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    I originally bought this for my girlfriend, because her stock head unit died, and I liked it so much I bought another one for myself

    Pros: Bluetooth works wonderfully without sacrificing sound quality, streams without cutting out

    JVC

    Written By MDW Solutions, Washington D.C. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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    I would buy another one

    Pros: Great head unit the hands free feature is on of the best I've used

    Cons: I wish it came in red

    JVC

    Written By Richard, Austin on Sunday, May 18, 2014

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    The only issue I have with this car audio radio. Is that you can not see the display. I barely can see the time, station number or anything else. I have the brightness set to the highest number but still unable to see the display information.

    Pros: Good solid radio for the money

    Cons: Display brightness, not so good.

    A great car audio system

    Written By Don, Rio Vista, CA on Monday, May 12, 2014

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