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by Jon Paulette
JVC

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.

Join the digital revolution

If you're ready to ditch that bulky album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, JVC's KD-X200 digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, along with plenty of connections for all your devices.

Ready for iPods and iPhones

Plug your iPod® into the front USB port and enjoy complete control, not to mention faster charging. The KD-X200's built-in iPod controls let you access your playlists intuitively. If you're a Pandora® Internet Radio fan, you can connect your iPhone® and access basic controls like "play," "pause," "thumbs-up," and "thumbs-down" on the onscreen display. For added convenience, the 2-way control feature lets you pick your music using the receiver or the phone itself.

Android friendly

If you have a compatible Android phone, you can use your phone's touchscreen to control the action using finger swipes and gestures — for example, make an upside-down "V" to change the source. With your Android phone safely attached to a mount, you can reach down and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road. If you want to plug in a USB thumb drive and hit the road, you can put together a custom road mix using JVC Playlist Creator software on your Windows® PC. The KD-X200 will play MP3, WMA, and WAV files.

Do more with your USB connection

The powerful 1A USB port lets you keep a smartphone charged while it's performing many battery-draining tasks at once. And with your smartphone connected, you can listen to your phone's internal memory as one source and access the little microSD card as another.

Expand your system

If you're planning to build a complete car audio system sometime in the future, the KD-X200 includes rear 2.5-volt preamp outputs that you can switch over to subwoofer mode. You can also add Bluetooth® connectivity with an optional adapter. A front aux input lets you hook up other gear, like a Dock & Play satellite radio.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

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

Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • detachable face with single-line display
    • USB 1A connection charges devices quicker
    • built-in iPod control, 2-way iPod/iPhone control
    • control PANDORA® from your iPhone
    • Android app for gesture control over playback
    • MP3/WMA/WAV compatible
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Separated Brightness control
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    Expandability:
    • ready for Bluetooth (optional adapter required)
    • inputs: front USB 1A port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt rear/sub)
    Other features and specs:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    20 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Preamp Voltage
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    2.5 volts
    Display Color
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    White
    Key Button Color
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    Red
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    No
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    No
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    5/4/3/2/1
    Mini
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    No
    iPhone
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    5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9.3 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Yes
    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Yes
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • Digital media receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Warranty Sheet
    • Canadian Warranty Card
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)
    • Face-fixing screw note

    Our Product Research Team

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    USB/Aux Connectivity
    iPod/Android/BlackBerry Integration
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote/Bluetooth Control

    USB/Aux Connectivity

    Digital Media Receiver: The JVC KD-X200 is a digital media receiver which supports a variety of audio sources; such as the Apple iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone, BlackBerry, and other USB mass storage class device. The front-panel aux input allows playback of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output. The JVC digital media receiver also offers a built-in AM/FM tuner and supports Pandora Internet Radio (via iPhone) so you can listen to your favorite radio stations and online music. The KD-X200 comes with an IR wireless remote control for added convenience.

    Note: The JVC KD-X200 digital media receiver does not feature a CD mechanism and does not support CD-changer controls.

    USB Port: The JVC Arsenal KD-X200 features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) for connection of USB mass-storage class devices; 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 audio files stored on a portable USB mass-storage class device. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Music Files: The JVC KD-X200 supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV music files loaded onto a compatible USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Description
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
     WMA:
    bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 41-48kHz
    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 folders and tracks on a connected USB memory device, so you can easily access your music.

    Playback Modes: In addition to Normal playback, you can select from 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 USD device at random), Off (cancels random function)

    USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected USB mass storage class device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    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-X200, 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

    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.

    iPod/Android/BlackBerry Integration

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KD-X200's front-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the dock-to-USB or Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit. The head unit supports audio playback from music stored on your iPod/iPhone or music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker) streamed to your iPhone (not all music apps will be compatible).

    • DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music or music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 80dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.
    • Music Control: You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
      • Head Unit Mode: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search your iPod/iPhone's stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. Music content for each category is listed alphabetically. The KD-X200 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone. Your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen remains accessible in this mode. You can also control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from select music apps streamed to your iPhone.
      • iPod Mode: You can choose to navigate your iPod or iPhone's stored music from its clickwheel or touchscreen, like you are accustomed to during normal usage. Basic playback control (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) can still be done through head unit for stored music and music apps.
      • External (App) Mode: External Mode allows you to solely navigate your connected iPod/iPhone device through its clickwheel or touchscreen. Playback of your iPod/iPhone's stored music and streamed music apps is supported. The head unit's iPod/iPhone controls will be locked.
    • iPod Display: The KD-X200 will display your Apple device's stored music and streamed music app song/artist information, when in Head Unit and iPod mode (not in External mode), or listening to Pandora Internet Radio. The head unit can display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Artist title, and Station identification.
    • iPod Charging: 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.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-X200 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone External mode Pandora app Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    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.

    JVC Music Control (for Android): By connecting the JVC digital media receiver via USB to an Android smartphone (OS 2.2+) that has the free JVC Music Control app installed, it allows you to list and search all of the songs stored inside the smartphone from the receiver by artist name or album name. The JVC Smart 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 move the on-screen "mood ball" to your current mood, and this application will generate a list of songs that most 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 (for BlackBerry): The receiver's USB port also supports playback from BlackBerry smartphones (via USB mass storage mode). JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will let you switch between your BlackBerry smartphone's internal and external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory type.

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-X200 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.

    Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The JVC KD-X200 provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's front-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS5 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The JVC KD-X200 will display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone. The JVC KD-X200 will also provide control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-X200 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-X200 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.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KD-X200 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the KD-X200 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-X200 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/2CH Preamp Output: The KD-X200 is equipped with two 2.5V preamp outputs (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 set for subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading.

    Subwoofer Controls: 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 adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -8 and +8 (separate from the main volume level).

    Pro EQ: The KD-X200 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, & User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows 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 (Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).

    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-X200 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.

    LCD: The head unit features a 11-segment, one-line LCD with adjustable brightness and dimmer settings.

    Brightness: The unit offers an adjustable display/button illumination brightness level (0-31) for day and nighttime driving.

    Display/Button Illumination Dimmer: The display/button illumination dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display/button illumination is always dimmed), or Auto (display dims when 12-volts is applied to the orange/white illumination lead).

    Mounting Angle: For proper operation, you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Remote/Bluetooth Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-X200 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).

    Optional Bluetooth: The JVC KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSTBA10, sold separately) provides Bluetooth hands-free communication and digital audio streaming functions for the JVC KD-X200. The JVC KS-BTA100 gives you hands-free communication from your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone and wireless streaming audio from a Bluetooth enabled digital audio player, when connected to the JVC in-dash head unit. The JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls. The JVC KD-X200 can be set to automatically mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using your car speakers.

    Note: Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible. Visit the JVC Mobile Entertainment Bluetooth Support Page for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.
     
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    5 out of 5

    love it!

    Written By Anonymous, hobart, indiana on Monday, June 09, 2014
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    Very nice looking, easy to install, great sound, love the little remote.
    Pros:
    Inputs!
    Cons:
    Doesn't connect with droids.
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    5 out of 5

    Love it for the Price can't beat it

    Written By MatrixXRS, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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    Works with iPhone 5/5s.... enough said.
    Pros:
    Picks up right where I left off when I plug my iPhone back in
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    JVC Stereo

    Written By Nick g, Irving Texas on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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    I can't help but give this product 5 stars across the board. Not only did I get more than what I paid for, it was easy to install and is easy to use.
    Pros:
    Great upgrade from the basic stereo system I had. Easy to install and use.
    Cons:
    Did not come with wire crimps, but I made use of my electrical tape, so no harm no foul.
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    4 out of 5

    Cool, but kind of weird

    Written By drtaylor35, Cashmere, WA on Sunday, June 01, 2014
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    The installation of the JVC-X200 was fairly simple and setting up my own preferences was easy enough. The sound quality is great and I appreciate having the choice between auxiliary and USB inputs. There are a few weird features of the unit, one being when an iPod is first plugged in. The unit displays, CANNOT PLAY, and will not display any information, but does play music. Weird. Also, if the unit is in shuffle mode, the tag for the songs will not change and will only display the name of the first song shuffled. Other than that, great unit.
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    price sound quality versatility
    Cons:
    weird features mostly plastic
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    5 out of 5

    JVC media player

    Written By D, Portland oregon on Saturday, May 31, 2014
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    Great, simple upgrade from factory stereo. Get a media player and toss the old CDs.
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    5 out of 5

    replacement radio

    Written By gmd., florida usa on Friday, May 30, 2014
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    the price was great, the install was too easy, the face plate and harness kit made this as close to a drop in install as possiable, looks great in the vehicle, sound great and it plays all my tunes from my Ihone , who could ask for more!
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    price, ease of install, sound, apperaience
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    5 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By Mitul, Alpharetta, GA on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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    Great product, easy to install
    Pros:
    Fits the car perfectly
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    5 out of 5

    Love at first sound

    Written By Jay Rodriguez, Beech Grove, IN on Friday, May 16, 2014
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    I fell head over heels in love with this item as soon as I opened to package and saw it. I went straight to installing it which with the wiring diagram was very simple to do. It took no more than 30 minutes to finish and sounded amazing after some tweaking. I went to school the next day and friends crowded around my car to get a view of my new receiver and hear the difference of sound quality. I highly recommend this item and more over this website to all my friends.
    Pros:
    The pros of JVC KD-X2000 is that it chargers your apple device will playing music you can control the volume and playback with the remote without taking your hands off the wheel or being in the vehicle.
    Cons:
    The con to this product is once an apple device is plugged in you must press a button on the face in order to change iPod modes from ext(exterior mode),which only allows control of the volume and not playback, to head mode,which does allow control of volume and playback. It becomes tedious to have to remember to switch iPod modes.
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    5 out of 5

    So easy, I thought I did something wrong

    Written By FMA, Longview TX on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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    I installed the JVC KD X200 in a '99 Mercedes wagon I recently bought. Its original radio security code didn't unlock it and even if it did, I don't have any cassettes anymore and never carry CDs around. I wanted something like my son has in his Mitsubishi with an AUX port. I got a local quote of $217 to install a Pioneer head unit - providing the Bose amp and speakers were in good shape. This JVC cost me less than 75 bucks, including everything I needed to install it and detailed instructions. It took a little over an hour to install, looks like it belongs and sounds great through the Bose system. The USB port is a great bonus. I use it more than I do the AUX port. If you don't do the CD thing, this is fantastic stereo.
    Pros:
    Ease of installation, great sound, priced right for my budget
    Cons:
    Controls are an adjustment but not that hard to figure out.
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    5 out of 5

    Great radio for the price

    Written By Anonymous, Connersville on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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    Very good unit for the price. There are many ways to adjust the sound and the ability to hook up your phone or iPod eliminates the need for a cd player. The stereo provides plenty of power and makes your speakers loud and sound great.
    Pros:
    Easy to install, multiple sound adjustments, iPod compatible
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By Anonymous, flanders, nj on Monday, April 28, 2014
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    i really like this stereo, it looks nice and is a great improvement over my stock radio which did not have and aux input or usb. i am able to turn the bass up more and adjust the sound quality to my liking.
    Pros:
    just about everything is great.
    Cons:
    when using pandora, it sometimes wont recognize my phone and pandora wont play.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Little Head Unit

    Written By Moe, Warner Robins, GA on Friday, April 25, 2014
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    I bought this head unit to replace the stock radio in a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 Standard Cab. I'm no audiophile by any means, but in short, the factory head sounded like crap and this one sounds amazing (comparatively speaking). Installation was a breeze, as is usual with Crutchfield products. I mainly use the AUX input and listen to my iPods. I haven't really gotten into the weeds of this thing yet, but so far so good. For the price, you can't beat it.
    Pros:
    Low price, ease of installation, great quality sound.
    Cons:
    No CD player....but who still listens to CD's???
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    5 out of 5

    Great deck for the price

    Written By Coxx, Surprise AZ on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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    I have this deck in two of my vehicles and so far I've been very happy with them. The user interface is user friendly and the controls are easy to navigate.
    Pros:
    User friendly
    Cons:
    Doesn't change color
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By Terran, Johnsburg, IL on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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    Very happy with the product it was all to easy to do!
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    5 out of 5

    Nice

    Written By Anonymous, Louisiana on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    Very good for the price couldn't be happier thanks guys
    Pros:
    Easy to install very good features
    Cons:
    None for me
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect! Does exactly what I need.

    Written By Kevan, Volcano, HI on Friday, March 28, 2014
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    I think this media play is great. At first I was continuously docking my iphone, which works perfectly. But because I was tired of dealing with the lightning cable I bought a low profile usb drive. It's a bummer that these sort of stereos don't play AAC files. It took several nights to convert a majority of my music to mp3 but now that its done all my music lives in my truck. I like that JVC organizes the folder list in alphabetical order, it makes it very convenient for searching. Most stock stereos with a usb reader will organize folders off a usb in the order they were written, which just doesn't make any sense. In any case, this is an excellent stereo for what it cost.
    Pros:
    I like that it reads the usb stick in alphabetical order. The sound is excellent. Because it's small and light weight my console seems more tight and sturdy not having to support the weight of a cd deck.
    Cons:
    I drive several different types of cars for work and 2 other personal cars. I've always found navigating all the different car stereo menus simple and intuitive. However, this stereo takes some getting used to. Some of the menu navigation orders don't make sense, so there's a learning curve. All the features are there tho.
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    5 out of 5

    Nice simple unit

    Written By Andrew T., Seattle WA on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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    This thing is great. Sounds way better than the factory unit I had in my Mazda 3 and the install was quite simple.
    Pros:
    Good sound, affordable, simple interface.
    Cons:
    None.
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    4 out of 5

    does everything well. doesn't work for some androids

    Written By Anonymous, Los Altos, CA on Monday, March 10, 2014
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    It was easy to install. Pretty good sound. The biggest reason I got this was so I could plug in my moto x via USB but it only works with mass storage android devices. And I phones. So just beware of that before u get it. Although I just plugged it in with an aux and it works fine
    Pros:
    Easy to ibstall . good sound
    Cons:
    Doesn't play androids via usb
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    5 out of 5

    Exactly what I wanted.

    Written By PhillipB, Bedford,IN on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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    Wanted a Media player for iPod and Mp3 with Cea20Wx4 RMS amp and this was perfect,not to mention the value at this pricepoint.Enough power to have to yell to hear each other in the car...lol,while still sounding good.
    Pros:
    You won't be let down with this stereo.
    Cons:
    None.
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent

    Written By Joel, KC on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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    The usb port is great. I only use it with a small flash drive.
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    An awesome product!

    Written By TimT, LA, CA on Monday, February 17, 2014
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    I remain impressed with this JVC unit. A lot of capability and value for a modest price. I wasn't a fan of the factory "demo mode" as default, but once I read the instructions.... very happy with this purchase!
    Pros:
    A lot of features for a modest price
    Cons:
    Default 'factory demo mode" just get rid of it immediately, and you will be pleased!
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    3 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By William, California on Friday, February 14, 2014
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    The harnesses to connect the radio do not work or are the wrong kind. I spent over an hour with a Crutchfield tech trying to figure out why it would not work.
    Pros:
    I am guessing, if and when the right harness is found, it might be an excellent radio.
    Cons:
    Harness limited ability to connect and operate.
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    5 out of 5

    What I needed!!

    Written By John, Charleston, SC on Monday, February 03, 2014
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    This head unit is perfect for me, I use this to play my ipod and the sound quality is great!
    Pros:
    Sound and ease of use
    Cons:
    I have no complaints
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    4 out of 5

    Great for the money

    Written By AcevedoA, Las vegas nv on Monday, January 20, 2014
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    Baught it looking for a good digital media reviever that would provide good rms watts for sound and iphone compatible for the right price and this one was it,plus the red lighting matched my cluster lighting
    Pros:
    Great deal for what it is and what it offers ,NO CD PLAYER!...able to push my aftermarket speakers ...a lot of tuning options to get the right sound
    Cons:
    Did not come with hardware and i didnt have a radio prior so i had to go out and look for screws to use it with my oem brakets(tacoma)
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect

    Written By bserrone, Raleigh NC on Sunday, December 29, 2013
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    Great fit for my '98 Mercedes. It looks like it was made for the car and the sound is awesome!! I love that it has a usb input for my iPhone, and an mp3 input as well. I always take the long way to my destinations as there is ALWAYS a great tune to be heard.
    Pros:
    Crutchfield made it easy to install. Looks classy. Sound is great!
    Cons:
    No CD but no biggie if you don't need it.
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    5 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By ART D, Dallas, TX on Saturday, December 28, 2013
     
    Got this to replace a family members stock stereo in a 2002 Dodge Neon. Everything sounds much better than the stock head unit, features on this unit are pretty nice. I like the additional EQ controls and subwoofer output. I did order this from Crutchfield, and the only issue i came across was that the screws required to screw this onto the mounting adapter were not included.
    Pros:
    Works great and sounds MUCH better than the stock head unit.
    Cons:
    Screws to mount were not included.. Shame on you crutchfield.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By JAD110, Severn, Md. on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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    A very nice radio for the price with impressive features and capabilities.
    Pros:
    Good price. Well built. Impressive features and capabilities for a radio in this price range.
    Cons:
    The mounting hardware was not included. Had to stop installation to make a run to the hardware store to get the correct metric screws.
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    4 out of 5

    Good afordable stereo

    Written By Cody R, Las vegas NV on Saturday, December 21, 2013
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    I was very happy with the purchase i made. Great stereo for the price i paid!
    Pros:
    Usb connect
    Cons:
    No cd player
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    3 out of 5

    No music through USB for Android

    Written By Peanut Butter, Ohio on Saturday, December 21, 2013
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    The USB port doesn't work with Android devices with versions past Gingerbread. If you have a new Android device or are planning on upgrading, go with a Bluetooth enabled receiver, all of the features will work great and it will save you from a headache. When you plug in your device it searches for a USB Mass Storage Device. This means you won't be able to play Pandora or stream music from Youtube or google Play from your older Android. This is old technology that works great with flash drives, but not smartphones.
    Pros:
    Works great with iPhone Charges Androids
    Cons:
    Does not play music from newer android devices, JVC app is garbage
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    4 out of 5

    wow

    Written By Sam, Allentown PA on Saturday, December 21, 2013
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    this is a very good upgrade from factory but still has some problems like resetting and leaves ipod mode and going to ext mode.
    Pros:
    value
    Cons:
    the usp ipod mode and pandora mode
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    5 out of 5

    should have bought this sooner

    Written By W Axl Rose, SoIll on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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    Who needs a CD player. Great job of playing media. Aux in works excellent for cell phone pod casts.
    Pros:
    Cheep and functional.
    Cons:
    Not as fancy as my Sony I just put in my truck, but for the price you wouldn't expect it to be. MUCH BETTER THAN AN FM TRANSMITR.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome product and deal!

    Written By Rick, Farmington, NY on Sunday, December 01, 2013
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    This stereo fit the bill perfectly! Including soldering every wire separately, the install took less then 1.5 hours, the soldering took 45 mins alone to tape off every joint all perfectionist like to the factory wire harness kit I also got from Crutchfield. After soldering, the whole in car install experience was just over 1/2 hour (very much "plug and play" like) and off I went with new stereo perfectly fitted! The features of the stereo was what was described and more! Melds with my iPhone IOS7 perfectly just as I wished.
    Pros:
    Great instructions, easy install, all the features I expected, awesome deal too!
    Cons:
    None noted.
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    5 out of 5

    Great for the price

    Written By Doityourselfer, Ct on Sunday, November 24, 2013
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    I just wanted a head unit to use with my IPod, nothing else, it works great ! the sound quality is great since the speakers in my old klunker arent but it sounds like I put new speakers in ! Think of what it will sound like when I do put new speakers in. I do not need Bluetooth so that wasn't an issue. This is defiantly worth the money.
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    5 out of 5

    Price and sound meet with satisfaction, accually quit pleased.

    Written By Richard, Bradenton Fl. on Friday, November 15, 2013
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    Installation strait forward, not so with the Toyota maze of configurations (had a JBL system) rewired and modified by previous owners. The receiver/radio fit exactly, sounds great, more bells and whistles than I need but will grow into them.
    Pros:
    Price and ease of installation from the receiver end. Got a little more than I needed but got exactly what I asked for.
    Cons:
    No legitimate cons.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Sean, Houston, TX on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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    Great value, great product, used in a stand alone setup for music in my shop, more than enough power to sound great in that environment w lows crossed out to separate amp, very happy w purchase
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By DDP, Austin TX on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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    Great sound, easy to install, cool graphics, pure Crutchfield all the way!!!
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    4 out of 5

    Jvc receiver

    Written By Bill, Portsmouth ri on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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    This is the second jvc I've bought and they sound great for the money , def a good investment
    Pros:
    Great sound at low prices
    Cons:
    None so far
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    4 out of 5

    Great receiver

    Written By N P, Danvers, MA on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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    I installed this receiver in two cars. Easy installation. The integration. Of this received was spectacular in both cases it looked like a factory radio. No fit problems at all.
    Pros:
    Good economical receiver with iPod Integration.
    Cons:
    Only problem with one installation was the face frame came off after 1 week had to take dash apart and re-install. Not sure why may have been loose from factory.
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    5 out of 5

    Very happy with this stereo

    Written By Crow R, Richmond, VA on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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    I got this to replace a failing factory unit and CD changer in a 2001 Corolla S. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. The JVC KD-X200 looks and feels well made. The basic black with red illuminated buttons looks like it was made for my car's interior. The display is easily visible in daylight and more than adequate for my needs. I'm still figuring out the controls, but that is to be expected. The sound is phenomenal compared to the factory unit. I wasn't expecting too much given the price, but even with the factory speakers, it's like I've gotten a whole new sound system. Depending on where your stereo will be located, you might want to consider a low-profile USB drive. I am using a SanDisk Fit which protrudes from the faceplate the same distance as the volume knob. I neither need nor desire Bluetooth connectivity, so this model is perfect for me. I think it can be added later though, so don't let that deter you. The installation was a non-issue thanks to the Crutchfield parts and instructions. There's not much else to say. I highly recommend the JVC KD-X200 to anyone looking for a great sounding, great looking, reasonably priced stereo.
    Pros:
    Great sound, looks, price etc. No more CDs! A USB drive means I have my entire music collection in the vehicle.
    Cons:
    None that I can see.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By Chris, hampton, Va on Monday, October 21, 2013
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    Nice radio for the money, a little harder to use but worth the price, the sound is awesome and the radio works great
    Pros:
    nice sound
    Cons:
    harder to use
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    5 out of 5

    Worth every penny

    Written By Darren, Kona, HI on Saturday, October 19, 2013
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    I wasn't expecting much when I ordered this unit but I am thoroughly impressed. The faceplate feels sturdy and pressing the buttons has a solid click and feel to them. The equalizer allowed me to personalize the sound to my liking and the display works a lot better in sunlight than my last deck. I like that its low key and doesn't have flashy lighting. It looks very simple and works amazingly. There is a slight learning curve when controlling the iPod through the deck but that didn't last long. Overall I am very happy to have bought this deck.
    Pros:
    easy to use, easy to install, great sound output
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By W911W, Houston, TX on Thursday, October 17, 2013
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    I like the all black, non flashy look. Owning a convertible car and worrying about thieves who cut the top first and then find out my cheap radio is not worth their time of stealing. It will be too late for the damaged top that will cost a lot more to replace than the radio. The radio meets all my requrement for the money. I may buy another one for another car.
    Pros:
    Good enough for me for the money. Small enough to fit tight space.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great unit with easy Crutchfield Install

    Written By Don A, Loysville PA on Saturday, October 05, 2013
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    Was looking for a iPod only unit for in the weekend warrior '94 S10 Blazer. Great unit for the price and as always a great install with Crutchfield kit. I have buying car audio from Crutchfield for over 25 years. I don't know why I would by from anyone else. The install kits always make for any easy great fitting installation! Looking forward to another 25 years and will start with one of these for my daughter's first car.

    Don
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    5 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By ArmandoL, East Lansing, MI on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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    Great product!!! Convinient, good price, and the sound is incredible! I bought for my boyfriend as a birthday present, and he said it was the best present he has ever got! It makes his 6-hour drive to Michigan a lot better. He can listen to whatever he wants (pandora, 8tracks or his own music), and charge his phone at the same time! It's an awesome price for what it is too... :)
    Pros:
    You can listen to whatever you want (pandora, 8tracks, your own music - in your iphone or flash drive), you can charge your phone at the same time, and the sound is incredible!
    Cons:
    Nothing!!
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    5 out of 5

    These units are the future.

    Written By Beesley, Johnstown, PA on Friday, September 27, 2013
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    These media players are great! Who uses CD's anymore? Very simple install and it has great options. The USB port and auxi input are all that is needed these days AND I LOVE IT. So simple. I also use a bluetooth adapter and it works perfectly and sounds great. I'm so happy I went with this unit. How can you beat the price! I got mine for $49 using V.me card. Great deal!
    Pros:
    Easy install. Streamlined and simple use!
    Cons:
    The LCD display reminds me of the 80's. Its pretty basic to be honest, but I can live with it.
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    5 out of 5

    Sounds great, easy install

    Written By El, Livingston, NJ on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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    Amazing radio for the price. Easy install in my 2002 Mitsubishi Galant, using Crutchfield custom wiring harness. It never sounded so good in this car. Interfaces with IPad, IPhone, etc through built in connector. It's all good.
    Pros:
    Price, value, connectivity, sound, fits nicely in dash
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Nice Unit

    Written By DevlonH, California on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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    Great unit for the money. Had no issues with the installation. Basic equalizer settings sound good. Easy to program.
    Pros:
    Easy to use,decent sound
    Cons:
    Display is difficult to see in full light
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    5 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By ClassicMini, Katy, TX on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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    I purchased the JVC-KD-X200 for installation in my wife's classic mini. The unit mounting dimension were great for the limited space in the old classic mini's. This is an exceptional unit for the prices. Fit, Finish and sound is great. The added features of supporting all our digital attachment was the closing feature expecially the ability to play direct from our ipod.
    Pros:
    Exceptional preformance for the price. Easy installation, great technical help given by sales tech before our purchase.
    Cons:
    none
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    3 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By Healthy, Ketchikan on Monday, September 09, 2013
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    It's ok
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio for Low Cost!

    Written By skiingaidan16, Charlotte, NC on Monday, September 09, 2013
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    Great Radio. Easy Installation. Has plenty of EQ presets and room for plenty of radio presets.
    Pros:
    Ease of Use and Product is Great.
    Cons:
    Not my favorite color screen, but who cares anyway.
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    3 out of 5

    JVC KD-X200

    Written By SDA, Robertsdale, AL on Sunday, September 08, 2013
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    Good sounding unit for the money.
    Pros:
    Good sound, USB and Bluetooth
    Cons:
    Cheap plastic face and knob, are very easily scratched.
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