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JVC KD-R950BT

CD receiver

Item #: 105KDR950B

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Completely customizable display

JVC's KD-R950BT CD receiver lets you customize the illumination color in three different areas of the faceplate for any combinations you can think of. Then, take advantage of the multi-level brightness and dimming controls to work with your palette. Combine that with super-clean CD playback, a USB input for charging devices and playing your music files, and Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and you've got a solid receiver to go along with the visually-stunning display.

JVC KD-R950BT CD receiver

Use the variable colors to highlight your controls and inputs.

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 iHeart Radio® 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 and you get access to your receiver's settings, illumination, 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-R950BT's front aux input.

Once you're playing what you want, shape your sound with the onboard 5-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 Separate Variable color adjustments for 3 display zones
    • 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:
    • 5-band parametric equalizer
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level controls
    • loudness control
    • Digital Track Expander enhances compressed audio files
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • Pandora and iHeart Radio control with iPhone and Android
    • JVC Smart Music Control app 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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    A lot of receiver for the money

    Written By Steve H., Kalamazoo, MI on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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    I purchased this to upgrade from the stock stereo in my 2001 GMC Yukon. The install kit made it pretty easy. I didn't realize the truck had an onboard amp that needed power also. The Crutchfield Tech Support team walked me through it without issue. I'm very impressed with all this receiver's features and user interface (UI) settings. I've been looking for a receiver without a ton of buttons that my wife could easily operate and didn't look too out of place in the old truck and this one is the best I've found. I would highly recommend it.

    Pros: A ton of features and display options, very easy to use once initial setup is complete, 31 display color options and one that even matched the truck's odometer, you can even shutoff the beep sounds when buttons are pressed or radio channels are changed, bluetooth works great, day/night dimmer setting is nice.

    Cons: Ships with Demo mode on, equalizer controls are buried in menu system.

    Great Receiver

    Written By Jay Z, Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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    I purchased this to upgrade the stock stereo in my 2001 Jeep Wrangler. One of the main features I was looking for was the Bluetooth connectivity to my iPhone. Since my Jeep has a manual transmission it's very difficult to talk and drive. I've very impressed with this unit and would highly recommend it.

    Pros: The wired microphone and Bluetooth connectivity works great. Even going topless in the Jeep I can use the phone at speeds up to 40 mph before it gets difficult for the person on the other end of the call to hear. Easy to install and use. Lots of functions.

    Cons: none so far.

    Awesome buy!

    Written By dannyd, Oxnard, CA on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    Easy to install and perfect fit for my 98 4runner.

    Pros: Cool lighting display.

    Cons: Don't know yet.

    Excellent replacement for stock Toyota receiver

    Written By Tom D, Sacramento, CA on Monday, October 13, 2014

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    I bought this to replace my factory Toyota stereo in my 2002 Echo. The kit and instructions from Crutchfield made the process easy, as usual.

    I've been driving around with it for several weeks now. Overall, I am very impressed with the unit, and it is a *huge* upgrade from the stock unit, but there are a few "cons" one might want to be aware of. Crisp, clear sound over Bluetooth!

    On the "con" side, as other have mentioned, the meaning system here is not really intuitive at all. Even once you know how to navigate it, it takes far too many button presses and knob turns to change the equalizer from one appropriate to a podcast, say, to one appropriate for loud music.

    Without reading the manual, I would never ever have guessed that the way to play/pause audio from the Bluetooth source is to press the "menu" button (!!!), but once I found that out it has been a dream to use to control what is playing.

    The included microphone is slightly crippled by a cheap "stand"/clip. I double-sided-taped it to my steering column, which works okay, but since it only rotates instead of having a ball joint like the one that comes with Pioneer stereos, it is aimed more at my forehead than my mouth. Still, it seems to pick up audio quite well.

    I did have two instances where, when I answered an incoming phone call by pressing my phone's answer button, the BT audio played *over the phone call*. Moral: don't use the phone interface if the radio's buttons will do it.

    Pros: * Reliable Bluetooth connectivity (~30 seconds to connect after startup) * Easy to match color and brightness to day and night (lights on) dashboard illumination * Automatically dims when lights are on * Bluetooth audio works really well for me, much clearer than I had expected * Phone calls and voice control work flawlessly with the included microphone

    Cons: * Equalizer controls are buried in menu system * Lights have two settings, don't connect to the "variable" dimmer knob * Microphone "stand" only rotates (the one with my wife's Pioneer has a ball joint making it much easier to aim) * Bluetooth automatically starts playing after using voice dictate on phone * Bluetooth has started playing while phone is being used * 1 Amp USB socket is underpowered for charging modern devices, but I haven't seen any better.

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    Written By Thomas, Anacortes on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    Very easy installation, Blue tooth excellent

    Pros: Great blue tooth compatibility

    Cons: Ships with Demo mode on

    very pleased with purchase.

    Written By Timothy w., United States on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    This my second JVC receiver this year! If I had a third vehicle I would buy one for it. Very pleased with the quality and ease of installation and use. Love it! Everything I needed came with purchase. Don't buy anywhere but Crutchfield period.

    Pros: Everything is easy. Crutchfield let's you know if you forgot to order anything.I received my order the next day with free shipping.

    Cons: None

    Great product at a great price!

    Written By Rich, Columbia City, IN on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    I purchased this to replace the stock radio in a 1999 Volvo V70, leaving the stock speakers that came with the vehicle. The original radio had a terrible reception, and when a radio station was tuned in well, had horrible sound. So I was worried that just changing the radio wouldn't fix all the problems I had with the sound. Installation was a breeze with the included wiring harness and dash kit. Setup is extremely intuitive with this model. The color display and editing options with the three zones leave more options than one could possibly need. The sound, even with my stock speakers, is amazing. I am dumbfounded that the stock speakers, aged 15 years, could sound as amazing as they do with this radio. BlueTooth setup and use is fantastic with our iPhone 5's and 6's. First time JVC car radio purchaser, and now I am strong fan!

    Pros: Easy installation, intuitive setup, fanstastic BlueTooth, amazing sound. The price makes this a very good deal!

    Cons: None

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    Written By Jim in Phx, phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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    Works great.

    Pros: Works Great. Blue Tooth works really well.

    Happy with Crutchfield and JVC KD-R950BT

    Written By EB, new mexico on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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    I was pleased with the product and Crutchfield's service.

    Pros: inexpensive but quality good reception BT, IHeart Radio, Pandora, and external inputs Easy mounting kit and all the parts came with it.

    Cons: none

    Love this receiver!

    Written By wheilig, Florida on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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    I bought this unit for my 16-year old daughter's first car - it's over ten years old and I wanted her to have the hands-free and bluetooth technology so she wouldn't be tempted to use her cell on the road. The installation was easy enough - one call needed to tech to verify a connection (and they were great). The settings are a little in depth, but the instructions are very clear and easy to follow - it just takes a few steps to get to where you need to be. All in all worth it though - there are so many options with this unit. So it can be changed to suit your mood or personality - obviously huge for a 16 year old girl!

    Pros: All around great unit!

    Cons: Takes a few steps to get the set up complete - there are a ton of options! Overall worth the extra steps for sure.

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    Written By kyle, tomball, tx on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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    Excellent radio. Looks great, sounds great. Huge improvment over the stock Taurus radio. Bluetooth feature is an added bonus to modernize the car and make life easier. Easy install and nice features. A++

    Pros: Quality,price,features,colors,Bluetooth

    Cons: None yet

    Good stereo for the price

    Written By imatoy, los angeles, ca on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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    This is a really great stereo for the price. The bluetooth works very well, and installing the mic wasn't too difficult (once i realized that the sound was best if it was up by the sun visor and not on the steering column). The interface is pretty easy and user friendly. What i'm not so keen on is how "sharp" the edges are on the radio preset buttons. An odd choice for an otherwise slick design.

    Pros: Ease of use. Bluetooth is fantastic. Color change features are great. Most colors are easily visible during daylight hours. Sound choices are great.

    Cons: Buttons for radio presets are sharp at the edges. Need a bit more intensive tweaking to get the high-end clear on playback.

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    Written By Mike, Baton Rouge on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    This unit is amazing. The Bluetooth connectivity is just as you would have in newer autos. I would recommend this unit to anyone looking to upgrade.

    Pros: Bluetooth Customizable displays to match you dash colors or your mood. Pandora and Ihart radio controls.

    jvc950 in my vette

    Written By Jim, western NY on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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    look &sounds 10 times better than factory, blue tooth works awesome ,love the Pandora feature

    Pros: looks good sounds even better looks like it belong in the C-5 vette

    Cons: I could not find any maybe because it was so much better than bose factoy unit

    Definately good

    Written By MM, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Monday, July 28, 2014

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    Good radio for the money. Definitely I recommend this product

    Pros: Good features. Variety of menu selection. Different colors to choose from.

    Cons: Bluetooth option setup was Difficult. Could it be easier. Menu options are a little complicated as well

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    Written By jh, illinois on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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    good looking unit love the bluetooth

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    Written By Quick & Painless, Hyrum, Utah on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    Overall very simple to install. Great customer service for questions. Blue tooth works great.

    Pros: Nice look to stereo. Blue tooth was my goal.

    Cons: Couldn't think of any

    Works great

    Written By Russell, Wisconsin on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    The head unit works great and the staff at crutchfield really worked with me well

    Pros: Bluetooth works great everyone can hear me. The settings are very ease to use in the radio I caught on In like five minutes of using it.

    Cons: None so far got product about 3-4 weeks ago

    Great features

    Written By JD, CA on Sunday, July 20, 2014

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    Easy to install and has great features for the price. Replaced a Bose system and sound quality from this deck along with the features are great

    Pros: bluetooth support, usb port

    Cons: none

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    Written By Anonymous, Napa Ca. on Saturday, July 19, 2014

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    Easy install, loved the help I received from Norm. He really dialed me in on the purchase

    Great stereo!

    Written By rawr, Kapolei, HI on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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    I really enjoy this stereo! My car's stock stereo (in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix) died so I decided to go with the JVC KD-R950BT based on (1) brand name, (2) price, (3) what seemed like ease of use from watching the Crutchfield video, and (4) color changing panel (the R850BT is the same thing but has an only blue panel and my car's dashboard's lights are red). I had to do some shaving down on some of the plastic in the car, because the installation kit was a tad wide, but other than that it was easy to install.

    I have a Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8.1, so the IPHONE/IPOD (and possibly IPAD?) linking is out of the question but connectivity works just fine. I can switch songs, mute, answer calls using Bluetooth, read a song's metadata on-screen and charge the phone through the USB output in the stereo. Being able to fully control the phone's music by switching genre/artist/album/playlist through the stereo would be fantastic, but that is a function limited to IPHONE/IPOD.

    Overall I am really satisfied with this stereo. I wanted something easy to use, and that is what this stereo delivers.

    Also, 5 stars to Crutchfield for shipping and customer service! Not only did they send all the parts I needed to complete the installation, but the directions were sent by email, and the company shipped all the parts together for free from Virginia to Hawai?i and it arrived in 2 days. Many retailers don't ship merchandise here because of shipping costs, so this was fantastic

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    Written By Matt, Manchester,NH on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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    Great radio for the price. The Bluetooth hands-free calling works great!

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    Written By Stuart, VA. on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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    Very good unit for the money. I brought 2 JVC's to install this time around. Enjoying both.

    Pros: Had a very easy install, used this unit to replace an older Alpine stereo, so I got to use the old adaptors all ready installed. Unit has very easy controls to use and understand. And features are good for the money. Unit is attached to an 11 yr old California amp, still sounds great.

    Cons: None.

    Great directions

    Written By Anonymous, Staatsburg, N.Y. on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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    This product was very easy to install. The manual made it very easy to set-up and use. I was able to install the unit within an hour and most of that time was used to splice the wire harnesses together. The color options on the displays give you a lot different looks to choose from if you want to match the interior of the vehicle or just be creative. The controls are very instinctive and this device had all the options I was looking for.

    Pros: A lot of color choices. Allthe bells and whistles I wanted at a reasonable price. Easy installation.

    Cons: Radio signals seem a little weaker than with the factory unit.

    Great!

    Written By Brandon, Jefferson City,mo on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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    Great player! Was easy to set up and also had all the settings for people that like to tweak everything. Sounds awesome! The Bluetooth is great a little hard to talk to people on it though.

    Pros: Sounds great, easy to use

    Cons: Was a little bit big for my truck even though they said it would fit

    Great unit!

    Written By JaimeB, Portsmouth, Va on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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    Fiance bought this for meas an early Father's day gift since it had all the features I was looking for to upgrade my factory 2001 Tacoma radio. Sounds great after installing and now I'm debating on whether to upgrade my factory speakers too!! Love the Bluetooth feature so that now I can listen to what I want, when I want, instead of relying on radio stations to provide entertainment. Best thing is that I can control Pandora from the head unit without having to pick up phone. Great feature!

    Pros: Customization of face plate colors, Pandora & Bluetooth controls

    Cons: Face dim in sunlight

    Enjoying the new Radio

    Written By KharyF, FL on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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    I really like the radio. I use the Pandora feature a lot for music and I like that I can like/dislike right from the radio, no looking at my phone for that. I also like the multi-color settings for the radio itself. Having a bluetooth connection allows for everyone in the car to have a chance to control the music too(parents beware)!

    Finally the call quality is pretty good too. Having the mic setup right on the steering column makes it easy to be heard, and having the speakers in the car makes it very easy to hear the person on the line. However there is no private conversations so also beware of that when there are passengers in the car with you(it would be courteous to the caller to let them know too).

    Pros: hands free talking bluetooth music selections Pandora compatible plays CDs

    Cons: none really for me

    Like an old friend.....

    Written By SirJeffro, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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    This is the fourth JVC unit I've installed in our "fleet" over the past four years. So everything was very familiar and comfortable. This 950 is a vast improvement over the OEM -cassette- stereo in my Crown Vic, even with no amp and using the stock, non-premium speakers. It has all the Bluetooth, USB, RDS, iPod comparability, and CD/MP3 features that I wanted; along with pre-amp outs and such. Lots of little buttons and detailed settings can be figured out with a little exploration....I do not care for the sharp reliefs on the pre-set buttons...they hurt my digits. And for those old curmudgeons who don't like the colors and flashy glitz, the three separate zones can all be set to the same color and even matched to your vehicle's OEM dash/instrument's color.

    Pros: Great value...lots of features for the price JVC familiarity and dependability Bling & Glam

    Cons: Bling & Glam Small buttons Sharp, pointy pre-set buttons

    Nice stereo at a great price!

    Written By ManuelB, Denver, CO on Monday, June 09, 2014

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    My stereo was stolen from my vehicle, so I found myself unexpectedly shopping for a new one. I knew that I wanted a CD player with IPOD controls and bluetooth connectivity to my android phone, mainly to play Pandora. While the specific Pandora function is for the ipod/iphone, connecting to an Android and running Pandora still seems to work well. It looks great and it can use many many combinations of colors for the display and buttons. I was also very happy that I was able to find all the features I wanted in a stereo of this price! Great stereo and great bargain.

    Pros: Great price for a unit that is heavy on features. Cool lighting options. Good sound quality. Good looking stereo. Comes with remote.

    Cons: The Pandora feature is designed for Iphone/ipod. Should accommodate Android.

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    Written By Ted, Verbank NY on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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    Excellent bang for my buck

    Nice Head

    Written By Andy, Florence, AL on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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    Great head unit. Very easy to figure out without the manual. Sound quality to my speakers is outstanding considering I'm not using a external amplifier.

    Pros: Easy to use and very attractive. JVC android app makes using even better.

    Cons: none.

    Love this unit

    Written By BradR, Albuquerque,NM on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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    I replaced my factory stereo in my 02 Silverado with this receiver and I have been very impressed. It sounds great even with my factory speakers. The Bluetooth works great with my Galaxy S4. The call quality is much better than my wife's Sony that cost three times more. I run Pandora on my half hour drive to and from work and don't even have to take my phone off my belt when I get in. I Love the color options on the display. I've already talked my dad and my boss to get one of these for their trucks. As always Crutchfield knocked it out of the park. Fast shipping, had to call tech support for a simple install question and the associate was very helpful.

    Pros: Tons of features, works great with androids, great price

    Cons: The menus take some getting used to. Plan on spending some time "playing" with it.

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    Written By Frank J., Portland, OR on Friday, May 16, 2014

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    The 950bt was everything I expected. Solid performance on all levels. I highly recommend this unit.

    Great!! Huyndai Accent Hatchback 2011

    Written By Christine, NY on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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    I'm quite impressed with Crutchfield. Ordered quite a few items on a Tuesday and got it on a Thursday early afternoon. Customer service is a great selling point too as a customer. Tim worked within my budget and put a cart list for me of items i would need and i couldn't be more pleased! I can see why some reviews mention that this JVC unit isn't super user friendly to use (access wise on your user presets and EQ, though the remote control does come in handy at this part if you're not too familiar with audio eq'ing). This little unit is pretty awesome with Bluetooth playback and hands free calling and i was actually surprised how good it made my car stock speakers sound like. I also purchased the Polk Audio db 651s 6-1/2" Slim 2-way Speakers and Kicker 41DSC684 6" x 8" 2-Way Speakers that i plan to install when i have a little more time (The instructions for a first timer isn't the best, and removing the manual crank is actually a lot harder to do, even with an universal tool for the c-clip... if anyone has tips, i'll take it! ). The installation process was super easy and quick (less than 45 min to install while having a beer:) and the Crutchfield instructions were helpful (Reading the JVC wiring manual made it clearer). Highly recommend it for a great value; price wise and quality wise.

    Pros: The Sound quality is impressive. The customer service and products from Crutchfield are top notch.

    Cons: None what so ever. I'll buy from them again.

    JVC KD-R950BT Car Radio

    Written By Marshall G., King George, VA on Monday, May 12, 2014

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    Great reception... Fantastic sound quality... Easy to Install... Awesome Product...

    Pros: Best bang for the buck...

    Cons: None

    Great inexpensive head unit!!

    Written By tommy, phila, pa on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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    Great bang for your buck head unit! Blue tooth feature works flawlessly. It connects to your phone automatically and displays artist name and track title. A surprising feature is you can skip songs right on the head unit itself without ever having to touch your phone. If you use pandora, song info comes up on the head unit as well. And yup you guessed it, you can also skip pandora tracks on the head unit too.

    Downside is if you're using other music apps, the display won't show any track info. No biggie though.

    Lights on the display are a cool feature. Lots of different patterns and colors to choose from.

    For around a hundred bucks.. GO GET IT!!

    Pros: Blue tooth feature Ease of install Pandora compatibility

    Cons: None that I can think of.

    I liked this so much, I bought two

    Written By aryndar, Boise Idaho on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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    Installed in 2002 Ford Sportrac and 1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, removed factory stereos which just weren't cutting it anymore. Updated the sound and looks in both vehicles, plus, connectivity with our phones! Very happy.

    Pros: Great sound, customizable colors and lights, easy pairing with devices AND they stay connected, no dropping.

    Cons: The manual just sucks. Difficult to understand and follow, lots of time to customize each stereo to my and the Wife's wants and needs. Eventually, you'll do it.

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    Written By Anonymous, Bronx, NY on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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    Nice radio. Great Price. Easy Install. Looks & Sounds Excellent!!

    JVC KD-R950BT

    Written By Mike Henson, Greenville Mo on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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    looks good .sounds good and easy to install with installation kit

    The Best Car Head Unit Out There, Especially for the Price !

    Written By David.B, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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    The radio reception is the best I've ever had for a car radio. Love how it connects to my phone via Bluetooth and controls everything Its also cool that u can make the lights on the head unit be 3 different colors and change colors with the music .and the best sound quality you will ever hear .... Ultimately this is 1 of the best car CD players ect. I have ever come across and as a bonus its got a Great Price !

    Pros: Very Good Radio Reception. Controls my Phone Via Bluetooth. The Best Digital EQ I have ever seen or heard the sound quality is Amazing ! Love everything about this CD player etc.

    Cons: Takes a little time to learn the settings and controls , thee different from what I'm used to. But no complaints

    Great Radio

    Written By Tim, Patrick County VA on Saturday, May 03, 2014

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    Great radio for the money.

    Pros: Love the Bluetooth

    Cons: Face plate on the radio kept popping off, while driving down the road, glued it on where it locked and had no more trouble.

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    Written By Sonny N, Tucson, Arizona on Thursday, May 01, 2014

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    An Awsone product, quality sound and profession services and there are no cons or pros on this product. I'll buy another one for my girlfriend

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    Written By RichardDev, Sugar Land,Tx on Tuesday, April 29, 2014