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JVC KW-R800BT

CD receiver

Item #: 105KWR800B

300 Reviews | 4 questions - 18 answers

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JVC KW-R800BT

Discover the true power of Bluetooth®
Hands-free calling is the tip of the iceberg. With today's Bluetooth, you can pair up your iPhone, Android™ smartphone, or Blackberry™, and get some sweet functionality. For example, you'll be able to receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features.

JVC also lets you pair two phones at once, so there's no need to choose between your personal and business phones. When a call comes in, the receiver will blink either blue or red, so you'll know at a glance if your call is coming from home or the office. To answer a call, just tap the volume knob. And you can search your contacts alphabetically when you want to make a call out.

Great for iPod®, plus control Pandora®
Once you plug your iPod or iPhone® into the convenient front-panel USB input, you can use the KW-R800BT's oversized knob and buttons to navigate your music library. And with your iPhone connected, you can play your Pandora® Internet Radio stations from your dash, and even skip and rate songs like you do online.

Separated Variable-Color Display

What a display
Big, bold, and beautiful, JVC's Separated Variable-Color Display lets you dial in the perfect color for your taste. You can choose from over 30,000 options, and you can even assign different colors to your controls and the display — decorate your dash in honor of your favorite team, with your school colors, or simply complement your existing lighting. If you're undecided, the receiver can cycle through all the colors continually for a really neat effect.

Higher-power USB connection
JVC upped the power in their USB port, which lets you keep your smartphone charged, even when it's doing several tasks at once. And with your smartphone connected, you can listen to its internal memory as one source and access the little microSD card as another.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (see "Accessories") 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.

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.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • included Bluetooth adapter for hands-free calling, music streaming, and app control
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • adjustable illumination (you can select different colors for the display and controls)
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • built-in iPod and iPhone controls
    • iEQ 3-band parametric equalizer
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front and rear USB inputs (rear is for Bluetooth adapter), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other info:

    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.

    JVC KW-R800BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    300 Reviews

    Another Excellent Sound Choice from Crutchfield

    Written by: Matt from Hannibal,MO on October 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Live in a small river town all my life , the joys of music was a 8-track player and a match book too keep the tape in alliment then spun alot of classic rock like peter frampton , kiss , april wine , etc. You rockers in those old muscle cars ,windows down catching the wind and impressing the ladys with your sound system rockin !! Wow if we had a small version of what Crutchfield has to offer now < then we could had somthing that would had blown all their ears to a new twighlight of sound ! How ready was i for a change ? I wander why i waited soo long to get a experience of innovation that i would like to take the time to share 1970 now the year 2000 , i still like to roll down a window with a electric switch instead of a crank . And i still like too turn on a peice of electronics on with a remote from Crutchfield instead forgetting to bring matchbook or lossing it on the floor to help power that 8-track . The beginning of the buying experience , i didnt realize how important the representatives of the team played the most important roll , of i owning a sound sytem that made me happy and led me to all incredable choicesf what they could offer and wow they would in -gage or see that i had all tech support to launch a new breed of sound creation that will aiways seem to amaze me . Im very proud of being a part of the Crutchfield customer relations that keep me inform on all that is new and how i can improve what have , without being pressured , very impressed, satisfied

    Pros: unit is one of the state of the art stereo and performs how one would expect and delivers fne line entertainment with crystal clear sounds that would amaze one. Also soo many features to explain , these days hands free mobile phones are a plus, its a new law in many states , alot of these units from Crutchfield, will also help ensure you to drive smart and safe and offer to suit ones needs!

    Cons: sometimes there can be things without cons and Crutchfield provides those! A good place to thank the staff that answered the phone with courteous atomsphere and ongoing help to hook me up with a technition that would set me up with the right unit for i only , soo cool , made me feel important , phone call too technition answered questions quickly and professionally . Couldnt help from writing a little bit of something . Back to purchase set of front door speakers for my 2005 chevy

    Lots of great features

    Written by: Douglas Brown from Phoenix, AZ on March 2, 2014

    2003 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    It has all the features that I was looking for: great cd player, audio in jack, USB, Bluetooth, hands free cell phone operation. I didn't find the menus to be intuitive but once you get the hang of it they aren't too difficult to navigate. The hands free feature works very well with my Motorola Razr Maxx. I'm told that the audio quality is good from people on the other end of the phone conversation. The callers sound great through the JVC player. The lights get high marks on the coolness meter. The sound is very good.

    Pros: All the right features

    Cons: Menus take a bit to figure out initially

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    Written by: MikeB from Westfield, IN on March 1, 2014

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The unit installed easily and is easy to use and sounds great but the display is hard to see in daylight

    Pros: easy to use great sound

    Cons: poor display

    Rockin' the Jetta again!

    Written by: KevinVtx from San Antonio, TX on February 26, 2014

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed this in my '03 Jetta with Monsoon stereo and amplifier. . used the PAC RP4 adapter and couldn't be happier with the purchase. Called the techs at Crutchfield with a question and found them to be knowledgeable and very nice. Stereo looks great and sounds really nice - while adding bluetooth and modern features to an older vehicle.

    Pros: Looks Bluetooth Good quality sound

    Cons: None, so far.

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    Written by: Jenkins from Wichita, KS on February 24, 2014

    2001 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very pleased with this unit. The sound quality is really good, either using the radio, cd, aux or the BT phone option. The face design is attractive and controls are simple to use. The price was the deciding factor for me, which included all the options I wanted (face ports, HD FM stereo, and BT phone option. This until as a lot of function for a reasonable price.

    Pros: BT phone, Aux port on face plate, sounds good.

    Cons: Nothing at this time.

    Absolutely love it!

    Written by: Anonymous from 06804 on February 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The user interface on this is very user friendly. The sound quality is great! Doesn't need to be cranked up high for a great sound. It looks like and feels like a quality product.

    It would be great if it had android capabilities but not a deal breaker. I use it through my phone's blue tooth and the connection is spot on.

    The Bluetooth includes a Mic and has a cable on the back of the radio. It would look cleaner if it was flush but you won't see it any way.

    Pros: Great display, build and sound quality

    Cons: I wish it was fully android compatible.

    Unhappy.

    Written by: Gil from New York, NY on January 28, 2014

    2007 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The radio does what it does very well but I was very disappointed with the screen. If your dash is at an upward angle then the radio will be facing slightly up after the install, I have a 2007 Toyota sienna so with the large windshield all the light washes the screen out! It would have been nice if it came with another bracket to angle the radio so it's at eye level. If I sit up it's brighter. . . to bad, nice radio but not for my sienna. Another USB port would have been nice also. Will shop elsewhere from now on so I can check before purchase.

    Pros: Nice features.

    Cons: Not good for cars with a radio that tilts slightly upwards.

    JVC KW-R800BT 2006 SILVERADO CREW

    Written by: GaryS from Western NC on January 28, 2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    A really nice upgrade from my factory unit. Very easy install. Bluetooth works great and having Pandora makes long trips very enjoyable. No more fumbling for my phone either. I'm very happy with this unit and I paired it with Kicker speakers all around and the sound is amazing!

    Pros: easy install great sound bluetooth works great

    Cons: none

    Jersey Shore Feedback for My JVC Truck Stereo

    Written by: MarcoT from Toms River, NJ on January 22, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    JVC KW-R800BT is a great stereo for the cost. I appreciate Crutchfield's technical support in deciding which product best supports my F-250 Super Duty pickup. Crutchfield provided detailed installation instructions which allowed me to install my bluetooth-equipped car stereo in less than an hour (which included slightly modifying my dashboard). Providing the wire harness for free was also an added bonus!I love my product! Thank you Crutchfield!

    Pros: Hands-free calling and music streaming by far makes my drive much safer and more enjoyable! I like the use of illuminated colors the JVC stereo provides to allow me to know which cell phone is ringing. The front USB port allows my sons to plug in their iPhones for charging and playing their iTunes when riding along. The sound quality of my factory-installed speakers also was a big improvement!

    Cons: I wish I could choose my iPhone music playlists from the stereo while music streaming. I haven't had this product long. I'm hoping to take advantage of all the capabilities the JVC KW-R800BT provides.

    Was great while it lasted

    Written by: Jpray from Colorado Springs, CO on January 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This stereo was great when it worked properly. I purchased this unit to use with my iPad. After approximately 4 months, the front USB port is no longer able to read the devices plugged into it. Unfortunately JVC seems to be requiring me to pull this unit out, pay to have it shipped to NY, wait 2-3 weeks, than maybe I get a repaired unit back?

    Pros: Cool unit when it works.

    Cons: Hardware failure after 4 months with poor warranty support.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Mattapoisett, MA on January 21, 2014

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am very happy with the ease of installation and with the quality of the radio/

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Killer deal

    Written by: Chuck from Los Angeles, CA on January 21, 2014

    1992 Lexus SC400
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I'm stil installing all of the midrange speakers, but the highs and the lows of this unit sound incredible. Still haven't used the Bluetooth, but will try everything on e be rest of the speakers are hooked up.

    Pros: Great sound and color match to factory dash of my Lexus sc400!

    Cons: None so far

    2003 Silvarado

    Written by: D.S. from SoCal on January 20, 2014

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bluetooth and IPOD / USB connections work great. Easy pairing. Sounds much better than stock.

    Pros: Lots of easy connections for your devices

    Cons: None

    Fast shipping is awesome

    Written by: Cindy from Gresham, OR on January 19, 2014

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    First of all, shipping is very fast. Unit was received sooner than expected. I love all the different ways this unit is customizable. I highly recommend reading the owners manual thoroughly. Once you get the hang of the adjustments available it's really quite easy to operate. Husband couldn't say enough good things about the ease of installation. He said everything went in just like clock work. No adjusting what so ever. Overall very pleased with this unit. It definitely improved the sound of music in my 2005 corolla immensely and we didn't do anything with speakers or amps, etc. It paired flawlessly with the iPhone 5. Didn't need to input any pesky passwords at all. Nice. Definitely recommend this unit.

    Pros: Sound quality, installation and ease of use once you get the hang of it which shouldn't take too long.

    Cons: The only thing I'd consider a negative is the strange blinking square icon that flashes on upper right area of display. Seems like a waste of a good place to have put a full time clock display. You have to push the display button for the clock mode. But not a deal breaker by any means since my car has a full time clock display anyway but might be a big deal for others.

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    Written by: LindaK from West TN on January 19, 2014

    2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    First time installer, and found it very easy to install on my 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Does everything I was wanting in a player. GREAT support from the Crutchfield support.

    Pros: Good sound and a great value.

    Cons: Lacks Scan

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    Written by: Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on January 18, 2014

    2007 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    My first attempt at installing a car stereo...took my time and followed the Crutchfield installation instructions and had no issues. Stereo is outstanding and the features are great.

    Pros: Great sound and easy to use...

    Cons: Doesn't have a scan (only seek) function.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Patia N from Houston, TX 77043 on January 18, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product! I love it!

    Pros: Ease of installation...blue tooth features...USB port for music!

    Cons: Didn't come with kit for steering wheel controls or xm radio attachment

    Great double din for the price

    Written by: Eric from Baltimore, md on January 18, 2014

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love the included usb input front and back. The bluetooth mic comes also with it but gets a lot if echoes. Cant use it most if time. Usb plugged into ipod is convenient but comes with a delay reading every once in a while. The screen shows the title but the display font size is too large and only allows for maybe 30% to be shown. The display also has an annoying scrolling box which is distractive. With all of these negatives i still believe the radio is worth the price and i have no regrets.

    Pros: Quality and ease of use

    Cons: Mic and display

    Gotta Love Crutchfield!

    Written by: FAST Eddie from Dacula, GA on January 17, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product. Great Crutchfield staff. Sounds Great!

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons:

    Well satisfied JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Jeff from Kansas on January 16, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I put this in my 2006 F150 because I wanted an aux capability. I have never installed a stereo before but this was easy.

    The Bluetooth works good with my Motorola x2 smartphone. I didnt know if it would because I have not had any good luck with bluetooth before this. People I talk to say it is crystal clear. And I really like the hands free utility.

    I thought I was going to have to replace speakers also. Turns out it was just the stock stereo that was the limitation. This is louder clearer and has enough bang for my40 year old ears.

    I love the front USB port. Works great with my MP3 player(not Ipod) can control everything right from the front of the stereo.

    The color picking options are awesome. I have played with this option some. I decided(for right now) to match stock colors for the face and buttons. I might change it later. Because I can. Looks great in the dash. Like a pro install.

    Anyway this is the first aftermarket stereo I have purchased since I was 16 and I am well pleased.

    I also installed the JVC app for my phone and you can do some cool things there.

    Pros: Price, cool colors, bluetooth and functionality.

    Cons: I am sure there is a way around this. But whenever the stereo connects to the bluetooth the audio switches to bluetooth away from whatever you had it on. Then you have to switch it back. Just havent figured out how to fix that yet. Minor annoyance

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Anonymous from kansas on January 15, 2014

    2005 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    great radio,easy install

    Pros: easy to use

    Cons: blue tooth is slow to link up

    Great Radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Delran, NJ on January 14, 2014

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I put this in a 2004 Chevy Silverado. Thus far this is a GREAT unit. It looks great in the dash, all the features work as advertised. It was easy to set up, I have it paired with two different Droid Smart Phones. Pandora works on both, the Bluetooth interface with the phone is easy to use, and very clear. So Far SO GOOD!!! I was afraid of the wiring at first, but the Crutchfield instructions were perfect and easy to follow!

    Pros: Looks Great - Like a "Factory Install"

    Cons: The "Auto Clock" time seems to be 9 minutes off. (Slow)

    works and looks great

    Written by: Anonymous from augusta, me on January 14, 2014

    2008 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works and looks great. may be a little confusing to use but has plenty of features!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Bluetooth receiver.

    Written by: SiddR from Temecula, CA on January 13, 2014

    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great Bluetooth receiver at a low price. Works well and connects easily with my smartphone. Hands-free calling is a nice feature. Easy to install.

    Pros: Several ways to play music (aux, Bluetooth, USB, CD, FM/AM). Easy Bluetooth pairing.

    Cons: Doesn't auto-resume a song when connected to Bluetooth.

    Great Radio

    Written by: Terry from Ashland, KY on January 13, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great radio for the price.

    Pros: Cool looking.

    Cons: Sometimes cumbersome switching from phone back to iHeart radio

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Tim from Mcleansville,NC on January 11, 2014

    2000 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great unit,good sound and great service from Crutchfield.

    Pros:

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    great & easy

    Written by: kirk from belton, sc on January 6, 2014

    2005 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    bought to replace a dying factory monsoon system in my vw. easy to install and all parts fit perfectly. has tons of features and easy to navigate.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Lots of features for the money

    Written by: Wayne from Grants pass or on January 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great unit for the money

    Pros: All the features of a 500 dollor unit for a third the price

    Cons: Sirius satelite hook up old style and a bit pricey but worth it Volume knob needs a little grooving for Traction to adjust it's just a bit to smooth to get a good full turn if you don't get a firm hold on it.

    Excellent Upgrade

    Written by: DonH from Clarksville TN on January 6, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Was a little nervous about self-installing this, but everything worked out simple enough. Installed in a 2005 Silverado in about 30 minutes after doing all the prep work to the stereo first. Prepped by connecting all wiring, removing external (pre-installed) bracket on in the box stereo, and (the hardest part) removing all the tabs on the supplied mounting bracket from Crutchfield. You need to remove almost all the plastic tabs from the bracket, so have a dremmel or small multipurpose cutting tool handy.

    The stereo itself sounds fantastic! Has so many options to enhance sound to the way you want to hear it, that I have not used them all yet. I cant rate the Bluetooth because I do not use it. If you put a mp3 disc in, it reads all titles and displays them.

    I rate this 5 stars for ease of installation and excellent sound quality.

    Pros:

    Cons:

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    Written by: Anonymous from page, AZ 86040 on January 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This stereo was very easy to install and setting up to the phones for blue tooth couldn't have been easier. Very good upgrade to the stock stereo. Would buy again if had the choice.

    Pros: Easy to use. Easy to install. Great sound and display for the price.

    Cons: none.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Koplow from London on January 3, 2014

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome stereo

    Pros: Great sound, great price, very east to install

    Cons: None

    Excellent Value!

    Written by: C. Matthews from Houston, Texas on January 1, 2014

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this for my wife's car because I was tired of not being able to get in touch with her on the phone when she was driving. The Bluetooth is crystal clear. She loves it- doesn't even have to take her phone out of her purse. It has a lot more features than I would expect from a unit this inexpensive. Really good power and looks very nice.

    Pros: Lots of features, low price.

    Cons: none.

    jvc kw r800bt

    Written by: Peter J. from Fife lake MI on December 30, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the price I'm very happy

    Pros:

    Cons: The installation instructions were not all that great.

    Good unit, good price

    Written by: ShawnR from Tampa Bay on December 29, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit offers a ton of bang for your buck. It is definitely worth the money if you are looking for a double din budget bluetooth receiver, Bluetooth works great. It does take at least a minute to connect, but not a deal breaker for me. The USB does spend time "READING". I did not have the USB lag in the cheap Kenwood that I replaced. Sound quality is good, but using the EQ is cumbersome. Display is bright and variable colors is sweet. Display layout is sort of blah. A clock in the place of the radar thing would have been nice. Overall it is a nice inexpensive upgrade.

    Pros: Bluetooth; Sound quality; Variable color options; Value

    Cons: USB "READING" lag; EQ controls; Display layout

    Great unit at a great price

    Written by: Viper122 from Lowell, IN on December 29, 2013

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed in a 2006 Mustang GT with the Shaker 500 system. First, a few notes on the Mustang install: 1. Read up on how to remove the connectors from the panel holding the radio. I could not, not, not get one off (has some kind of pivoting arm or something) so I had to leave the panel attached and I ended up scratching the face of the JVC radio on the panel during install. 2. The Shaker radio has 3 plugs going into it; the JVC radio only has 2 (radio & sub connectors). The third plug from the car is not used. I read it may be for auxiliary/sat radio. Don't panic like I initially did. 3. You don't need the antenna adapter for the radio (it's free, so no problem). The antenna lead--at least in my car--is very, very short and I had a heck of a time getting it seated into the JVC unit in the limited working space. The head unit itself is awesome. I already replaced my speakers with Infinity Kappa's. I did not think the sound difference between the Shaker and JVC would be so noticeable. I suggest reading the directions to set it up properly. It was not set up for "subwoofer" for the rear RCA outs from the factory; once I set that it made a huge difference in sound. Bluetooth connects fine. Sometimes it connects automatically, sometimes I have to connect manually through the phone. Also, the only way you can control Pandora from the JVC unit is to plug your iPhone into the USB; can't do it with Bluetooth. I am extremely happy with this radio. Great deal.

    Pros: Crutchfield advisor (set me up with everything!); install sheets, etc. Fairly easy to navigate menus after reading the instructions. No problems streaming Pandora, Amazon Cloud tunes. Fairly easy, straightforward controls. Sound and power is great. I went with this over Pioneer b/c of the 20W RMS vs. 14W RMS. With the Shaker subs, it's pretty darn loud. Cannot comment on USB/Aux inputs as I have only used Bluetooth, radio, CD. (Have not used Bluetooth for calls yet) Simple to use cont

    Cons: Display are is nothing to get excited about. If you want the nice fonts, you need the next model up. Pro EQ has sound settings I'm not sure about. Would like it explained more in the manual rather then me just tweaking by ear.

    Nice Radio

    Written by: zaphiro4 from Dorado, Puerto Rico on December 29, 2013

    2007 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I like a lot this radio, the installation was very easy, I want to update the one that I had and was looking to had bluetooth to answer the calls.

    Pros: Bluetooth, ipod connection, usb, aux, pandora

    Cons: Sometimes the FM signal is not so good

    Works well, but some cosmetic problems

    Written by: Eric from Orlando, FL on December 28, 2013

    2007 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this unit in my 2007 Honda CR-V a few days ago. I'm still debating exactly how much I do or don't like it. I was pleasantly surprised how easily the main features work - namely, Bluetooth audio streaming and calling. It paired with ease with my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Cyanogenmod). You can stream from any audio application, not just the JVC application (which is not good, and for which there is little reason to use). The problems I have are that the unit does not sit flush with my dash (although I blame Honda for this), and that for a big unit, it packs few display features. In fact, I would say that this unit offers little to no advantage over JVC's single-DIN units. They filled the extra space with some weird icons and lights whose functions are unclear - it would have been much better spent if they put a clock in the space! As others have mentioned, it is very irritating that seeing the clock requires pressing the "display" button, and that it does not show when turned off - but alas, this seems to be the way that all aftermarket stereos are going, for whatever reason.

    Pros: Pairs with Bluetooth easily. Audio streaming and voice dialing work well. Sounds pretty good, certainly an upgrade over factory stereo. Good value for the price.

    Cons: Design could use a refresh, especially the LCD. No clock displayed by default.

    The best one I've found at this price range.

    Written by: Bob R from Eugene OR on December 28, 2013

    2004 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a nice and easy to use unit once you learn how the menu systems work. Installed into an 04 Hyundai Sonata and with the install kit and harness it was super easy. The unit looks factory yet better than stock. Sound quality was great even with the stock speakers. Color selections for the display and buttons is nice and the unit is easy to read in bright light, unlike the Kenwood in my other vehicle.

    Bluetooth setup was amazingly easy and call quality is good even on the highway.

    Highly recommended and hard to beat this value. You would have to spend much more to get better, in my opinion.

    Pros: Easy to set up, looks great, easy to read, good Bluetooth sound quality. Nice to have different color settings for night, day, and menu.

    Cons: No separate power antenna wire means that the car power antenna is always up regardless of what mode the stereo is in. Menu systems seem complicated at first.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: HOBBES from ORLANDO FL on December 28, 2013

    2000 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    READ THE SET UP MANUEAL IF YOU DO IT IS EXCELLENT IF NOT IT WILL TAKE YOU A FEW MINUETES TO FIGURE IT OUT BUT AN EXCELLENT RECIEVER AND GREAT FETURES

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    Great deal!

    Written by: W. Weeks from Oakland, MD on December 27, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love this car audio system. Installed in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier for my daughter. Love the bluetooth features and now it will be safer for her as she answers her cell phone at the touch of a button. Install was pretty simple and thanks to Crutchfield, they took me through it step by step.

    Pros: Large display, lots of features.

    Cons: None

    2004 chevy truck

    Written by: Anonymous from Midlothian texas on December 27, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Received the unit with all the free things you get to make installation easier. Took 30 mins to install unit. I have put in before in my other trucks.

    Pros: Great value easy to install

    Cons: None

    Additional info

    Written by: Mac from Iowa on December 24, 2013

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    After using the radio in colder weather (< 30F deg), the rear USB port will not work until the cabin and radio is warmed up a bit....5-10 min. As this is the port that the bluetooth comes hooked up to, you can't use your bluetooth (phone or music) until the unit warms up. However, the front USB will work right away....it just would've been nice to keep the bluetooth dongle tucked away. After talking to Crutchfield and RMA'ing the first unit, the replacement acts exactly the same. BTW....JVC manual says the operating temp for the unit is 32F - 104F, so there are no guarantees from JVC (and thus, Crutchfield) that the unit works at all outside that range....so buyers should be aware!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Jim Daniels from Huntington WV on December 23, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit exceeded my expectations. Very easy to install and used, so easy I never and still have not open the operational manual and I am 59 years old. The unit itself has a very beautiful display.

    Pros: Ease of use. Nice display. Bluetooth works great as well as the USB. Price is hard to beat.

    Cons: Found no Cons

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Jacksonville, AL on December 23, 2013

    2006 Volvo S60
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I have the same radio for my truck, my wife liked it so much, I got one for her as well.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    JVC KW-R800BT and Crutchfield

    Written by: Las Vegas Al from Las Vegas, NV on December 20, 2013

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

    I couldn't be happier with the radio and Crutchfield's support and customer service team. I installed it a year ago to replace my Mach radio in my Mustang GT and couldn't be happier. The installation kit and wiring harness worked flawlessly. I didn't want to take a chance on bad connections so I soldered and used shrink tube on them. The reason I'm commending Crutchfield is the first radio I received ended up having ignition noise very shortly after the install. Tech support worked with me, couldn't identify the problem then customer service did a no hassle replacement. The second one has worked great. This is an excellent radio and the Bluetooth, USB work terrific. I've recommend this same radio to friends who have bought and liked it. Also I get "Where did you get that radio? It's cool." from guest passengers.

    Pros: Workes & sounds great, built in bluetooth, easy to read display, custom color display/buttons, multiple sound options for music and talk radio

    Cons: None but a comment - Could be a learning curve if you not used to the multifuction devices like smartphones

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: John R. from Del City, Ok on December 20, 2013

    2009 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    After reading numerous reviews both here and other sites I decided on this model. Installation wasn't that hard and I am glad that someone answered the phone on a Sunday. Instructions could have been clearer on having to remove face plate and shroud to get the brackets to line up.

    Pros: Backlighting, ease of controls, Bluetooth is awsome

    Cons: Instructions needed to be a bit more precise

    great stereo

    Written by: Aaron from Fredericksburg, VA on December 17, 2013

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    great system I upgraded from the stock and it went in with ease

    Pros:

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    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Harold J from Philadelphia, PA on November 27, 2013

    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Just purchased this unit for my 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. I needed something to hinder me from purchasing a new car, so I upgraded my sound system. I had this unit professionally installed due to the OnStar hook-up.

    Pros: I'm still getting used to all of the controls and tweaking of the sound

    Cons: The unit came without all of the parts and AI have to pay to the missing parts installed later.

    Nice unit

    Written by: Mac from Iowa on November 2, 2013

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Replaced head unit from my 2005 GMC 1500 w/Bose. Was easy to install.... Hook up the converter box wiring before you get to the dash. Sound quality is pretty nice and the Bluetooth works OK with my evo 4g (no artist-title display) but will work better when the android version is updated soon.

    Pros: separate bass treble settings for each source.

    Cons: Sound quality takes some time to really tweak and get right due to combo of Bose and beats by Dre on phone.

    JVC 2005 Silverado

    Written by: HarryN from Eastern NC on November 2, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The jVC sounds and works great. Bluetooth is OK. Easy to install

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Nice Bluetooth Unit!

    Written by: Mike F from Fort Worth, TX on October 28, 2013

    2003 Buick Rendezvous
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Replaced a factory stereo in my Rendezvous. Wanted an inexpensive bluetooth unit and this delivered! Crutchfield made it easy with the instructions for MY vehicle and the needed wiring harness and mount. Radio sounds good, phone connects for calls and music with no problems. Was initially worried over sound quality, but went back and READ the instructions for the Metra wiring harness and realized that I didn't set the gain. Once I went back and increased the gain on the harness control box, WOW!! What a difference!

    Pros: Cost, bluetooth, selectable display colors for day AND night

    Cons: None so far for the price!!!!

    OMG Thats is so cool looking

    Written by: RonG from Brunswick, Ohio on October 21, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    "OMG Thats is so cool looking" Thats the comment I get every time I show off my new unit. The options for tweaking is great. The buttons are big enough to use while you are driving, not like some units that are too small and you have to search for them. Not save while driving. Display colors are so cool, I have mine set to random and the changing of colors doesn't interfere with my driving. The unit was very easy to install in my 05 Chevy Silverado. And of course it goes without saying Crutchfield made this all possible. Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: Easy to read display. Big buttons makes big fingers happy, Great sound paired with my JVC speakers

    Cons:

    Great Head Unit for Bluetooth

    Written by: Aftab from Chantilly, Va on October 17, 2013

    2003 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Got this to replace the OEM stereo on my 03 Camry. Used the supplied harness to connect through the factory amp. I was very pleased with the ease of install and sound quality!

    Pros: Adjustable colors, ability to turn off demo feature. Android compatibility.

    Cons: Pairing for the first time is a bit confusing

    Great Unit

    Written by: AtlD from Atlanta, GA on October 16, 2013

    2001 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Unit is great. Bluetooth syncs up with no problem. No complaints on the other end about noise when I'm using Bluetooth. Crutchfield techs are the best and helped me install this without a hitch.

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    Awesome radio

    Written by: Sarah from California on October 11, 2013

    2006 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this because it was on sale and the same price as another radio I was going to get, but this has blue tooth capability which is something I really love! It was fairly easy to install although I had to call a few times for advice, but I have zero experience with these so I was pretty proud I did it myself. The display is awesome and the sound quality is three times better than my stock radio even though my car isn't very old. Bottom line is I love this radio and I would definitely go with JVC.

    Pros: Great colors, easy to install, easy to use, amazing sound quality, blue tooth is clear, lots of features

    Cons: Doesn't display the time when I'm blue tooth mode but that's not a deal breaker to me.

    Great for an entry double din stereo

    Written by: Matt C from Janesville, WI on October 10, 2013

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this model for my son's 2005 Hyundai Elantra and liked it so much I bought a second for my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. Installation in both vehicles was very simple. It took longer to connect the wires from the JVC to the GMOS factory adapter than it did to install it in the car. Overall it works as expected and the sound quality is much better than either factory stereo.

    I noticed some people complained about the time it takes to load songs from a USB drive. I put in a 4GB mini USB drive and just live it in the front USB slot. It doesn't event stick out farther than the volume button. My drive is 99% full of music at 160kbs. This gives me about 1000 songs organized in folder by artist then album. I have probably 100 folders. Takes about 2-3 seconds to load - perfectly acceptable time.

    The bluetooth with my phone is okay (Samsung Stellar). It works better with a Nexxus.

    Pros: Great price for the feature set - USB, bluetooth, high power output.

    Cons: Bluetooth takes a little tweaking to get the sound right.

    Great Product....Easy Install

    Written by: Tyler from Kathleen, GA on October 10, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I replaced my factory radio in a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado with this model. Never replaced a radio before but it could not have been easier. Sounds great. I also replaced my factory speakers as well. Love the product so far.

    Pros: Easy Install. Sounds Great. Looks Great.

    Cons: None

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Glenn from Santee Ca on October 10, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install; rear bracket does not fit; with install kits wiring was a snap; good unit for the price

    Pros: looks good and sounds good

    Cons: will not pair with my phone,

    Love it

    Written by: Steve from Mineral Wells, WV on October 8, 2013

    2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love the stereo! We bought it for my son's car. Nice easy to read display with multiple color choices. Crisp clear sound.

    Pros: Easy to read display, attractive face and great sound.

    Cons: None

    Good overall product to upgrade old technology

    Written by: Sara from Dallas, TX on October 8, 2013

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I wanted to bring myself up to modern technology in my 2003Tundra - Crutchfield made it easy to narrow down my install choices - went with this product - I am a novice on this stuff - never had an aftermarket product like this - but my expectations are met. Only issue is bluetooth wire/microphone - where to put it for best sound quality and also it takes a minute for the bluetooth to connet once you trun back on unit.

    Pros: Looks great, all features work as advertised, upgrades my vehicle and was easy to install once I get the proper jump start from customer service team, seems to be a nice value for all you get and how great it looks.

    Cons: Blue tooth lags a bit upon re-entry to vehicle/turning on unit - and sound quality of hands free phone appears to be spotty - sometimes its OK but other times hard to hear me clearly - so that can be irritating. Also, setting your radio favorites seems a bit involved after you set the first 6 stations. Directions were not clear enough for my novice self to figure it out.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Holgate ohio on October 6, 2013

    2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed w ease. Looks good. Nice product for the price. Fm reception kinda sucks but im not sure it the radio or my antenna.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Excellent unit, great value

    Written by: David B from Brooklyn, NY on October 3, 2013

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

    I replaced an OEM VW Monsoon 2-DIN in a 2004 Passat Wagon GLX with this unit, based on reviews here. It took me a long time to sort out the wire-to-wire relationships between the head unit, the OEM adapter and steering wheel adapter. Finding space in the dash for everything was quite a challenge. Everything works but the steering wheel adapter, which didn't program the way the docs said it should. I'll reprogram later. Crutchfield-provided dash adapter was unnecessary and didn't actually fit. It took me a while to figure that out. Fascia provided by JVC worked perfectly. Comprehensive setup menu, allowing for color setting, etc. Setup interface isn't intuitive, but once you figure it out, you shouldn't have to adjust it much in the future. Sound quality is very good, like lifting a blanket off the music, compared to stock. It's almost baffling. With the EQ sweeteners, it's even more dramatic, of course. I hear bass I didn't know was possible in my speakers. Everything from classical to hip-hop, folk to dubstep is bold and bright and very enjoyable, whether CD or MP3 via USB or Bluetooth. You can keep the Bluetooth adapter attached to the rear USB cable and stuff it in the dash and it will pick up your phone (up to 2) just fine. I snaked the provided microphone under the dash to the steering column where it lives now. The unit loses the Bluetooth connection sometimes between phone calls and audio (iTunes or Spotify), but it might be the iPhone's fault. Easy to reconnect.

    Pros: Excellent sound Easy to use Big volume wheel Bluetooth for hands-free and audio is agnostic--use whichever audio app you want (JVC has some too)

    Cons: Unintuitive menu navigation Bluetooth doesn't always reconnect after switching between phone and music (but might be phone's fault) Head unit + OEM adapter + steering wheel adapter + cables take up much more room than OEM head unit

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Rodney from San Juan, PR on October 1, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very good for the price, bluetooth, hands free phone, instalation easy with factory mount parts, highly recomended Crushfield teck team rocks

    Pros: Bluetooth, hands free Iphone 4, Pandora works great, skip songs on radio, front usb charge and music playback frpm 3rd party Iphone

    Cons: Front plate plastic, sensitive to scrashes

    awesome price for product

    Written by: simon from pittsburgh pa on September 30, 2013

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    great product and even better support from Crutchfield! first head was defective and within 3 days had new one on porch no questions asked. swapped them out and works perfect.

    Pros: great deal, looks nice, all bells and whistles i wanted

    Cons: maybe cooler interface/graphics

    Watch out

    Written by: Mike R from Greenville SC on September 30, 2013

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a great receiver with the exceptions of it says in the ad that it has a qwerty key board on the screen which it does not, but it has hands free calling. The button colors are a little hard to get right. The mounting kit does not fit well I had to fight with some of the parts. In the end it looks good and sounds great but would have bought a higher quality of receiver if I would have known it didnt have a key board like it said.

    Pros: Looks cool, directions are precise and after reading and watching the video I felt like I have done it several times before.

    Cons: Adapter pieces didnt fit well crocked in dash.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Capt Daddy from Long Islnd, NY on September 29, 2013

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice sounding. Bluetooth feature works well. Replacement of OEM was easy and straight forward with available harnesses.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Excelente Sonido, Excelente Servicio !!!

    Written by: Mario from Manatí, Puerto Rico on September 28, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    After Many days looking for a good radio as a birthday gift to my Wife, finnaly I choose this, for the specs and price drop !!! Once again Crutchfield make the difference, I Made the order on Wednesday and Friday we received the radio. We mounted with four 6 1/2 Kickers, it sound awesome with out a sub. My wife is happy with the advance features of this radio !!! Thanks Again Marlon for your attention and support.

    Pros: Bluetooth interface, Excellent Sound, Very easy to set up.

    Cons: Not Yet !!!

    JVC system

    Written by: Travis from Lexington, SC on September 28, 2013

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Receiver very nice but in dash kit did not fit!

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Hard to use....still have gaps around receiver

    A little disappointed

    Written by: PatrickH from Fort Lauderdale, FL on September 25, 2013

    2003 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This product was returned to Crutchfield. Our primary reason for replacing the head unit in my wife's car was to add bluetooth media streaming and phone support. We found the bluetooth functionality to be erratic. Sometimes the phone would connect, sometimes not; sometime music would play as expected, sometimes not. The phones we use work fine in my Acura.

    I was disappointed to learn the head unit was not smart enough to raise the automatic antenna only when needed as the factory unit did. But, I was told this is typical of most aftermarket head units.

    And despite following all installation instructions, we experienced what I assume was alternator whine coming through the speakers. This unit was replacing a BOSE factory unit in a 2003 Miata, and we left the external amplifier in place. I have read that these systems are notoriously unfriendly to after market head units. In my case, that was apparently true.

    Pros: Good value, Crutchfield support.

    Cons: Compatibility and reliability.

    Reviews for the JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Rich from Somers, NY on September 24, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good value with the discounted price. Installation support was great in answering questions on had. Installation was easy and bracket fit perfect. Sound is very good, need to get use to controls/menu but allows for user control over many of the features.

    Pros: Value, coolness and sound quality, especially CD and iPod connection.

    Cons: BT mic could be better. Even turned up to 3, need to talk loud.

    Nice Unit

    Written by: Paul from Murrieta Ca on September 24, 2013

    2007 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very Happy with this Unit. Has operated wonderfully, Lot of great features The streaming bluetooth audio is a great feature , no cables all over the dash.

    Pros: Easy to install with proper kit

    Cons: Terrible AM Reception

    Good value

    Written by: fam1962 from Georgetown, KY on September 23, 2013

    2004 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent value. Has all of the features that I need

    Pros:

    Cons:

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Chireno, TX on September 20, 2013

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to use features.... easy to install

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great stereo for the price.

    Written by: Kjepsen from Newhall,ca on September 20, 2013

    2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great stereo, love the Bluetooth, and the USB connection.

    Pros: Easy to install, installation took about an hour.

    Cons: The display screen needs to be brighter, I have tried all the different color and brightness settings,and it's still not bright enough during the day.

    Review for the JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: mkparker from Sherman, TX on September 20, 2013

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is the third JVC product I have purchased this year and they just keep on being great. This unit was installed in a 2007 Mustang. Everything worked just as stated, fit was perfect and sound quality fantastic. With the included brackets and connections installation was a snap and hooked right up to the Mustang factory subs.

    Pros: I like everything about the unit.

    Cons: None

    awesome

    Written by: jim from yorp pa on September 20, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    great unit everything I wanted for a great price and sound.

    Pros: great unit

    Cons: none...

    Not All It's Cracked Up to Be!

    Written by: Orca Snack from Greenville, SC on September 18, 2013

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

    This head unit is NOT compatible with the iPod Classic. I bought a brand new (July 2013) iPod Classic and had problems with it playing through the unit. A track would play for 45 seconds, the JVC would "search" for the iPod, find it, and repeat the process. I worked with Crutchfield and they sent me a new JVC; the same problem occurred with the new unit. I went to a certified JVC repair shop and they were baffled. It works fine with the iPod Touch as well as the iPhone. The reason I want to use the Classic is that it holds 160 gigs of music; I could tuck the iPod away and never have to worry about my music again.

    Also, JVC has horrible customer service ever since the company has fallen apart and been absorbed by Kenwood. The tech help department had no clue what to do for me. It's a shame, really.

    So, buyer beware! This unit does not work with iPod Classics. It DOES work with the Touch and Phone so if that is ok with you, go ahead and get it! That said, the JVC is a decent unit for the price. It is a solid and inexpensive replacement for a factory head unit.

    In short, the unit shouldn't be expected to do great things because of the price. Good bang for the buck if you need an inexpensive double-DIN unit.

    Pros: Nice to have to ProEQ, custom illumination settings, and the dual USB slots.

    Cons: Does not work with iPod Classic, as advertised. The front USB slot is very touchy; if the cable gets jostled in the slightest, the connectivity is disturbed. The clock won't stay on when the unit is off; it does come on with the push of a button but fades out after a few seconds.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: Cyndi D. from Charleston, SC on September 17, 2013

    2002 Chevrolet Malibu
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    Love this stereo and the wiring was pretty straight forward. Great sound, great price. However, the American International GMK-422 In-dash Receiver Kit didn't fit. Had to rig it and hope for the best. Like fitting a square peg in a round hold

    Pros: GREAT STEREO

    Cons: The American International GMK-422 In-dash Receiver Kit doesn't fit this stereo, millimeters to short but that is all it takes.

    Didnt work, incompatibile parts

    Written by: Henry from Houston on September 13, 2013

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    Incompatibile parts (sirius and head unit). Had to return. Big waste of my time.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Didnt work

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: jim from long island ny on September 11, 2013

    2010 Chevrolet HHR
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    sounds great works great with the iphone

    Pros: bluetooth

    Cons:

    Decent stereo - bluetooth slow to connect

    Written by: AndyG from Omaha, NE on September 11, 2013

    2008 Honda Civic LX
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    This stereo seems to be really nice - especially for the cost. The only flaw that I see is that the bluetooth seems to take about 15 seconds to connect. This is especially annoying when the car is off, but accessory on and listening to music. Then when start the car, it seems to take forever to re-attach to bluetooth. I am using iPhone 5. I have used factory installed bluetooth in rental cars, etc. and it seems that they all connect immediately. No waiting. It's pretty annoying.

    Pros: Nice stereo

    Cons: Bluetooth takes long time to connect. Annoying.

    Exellent budget Deck

    Written by: Jeeper from North Texas on September 10, 2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler
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    • Not Rated
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    Purchased this deck for under $150 and have been very satisfied with both the unit and the level of service from Crutchfield. Bluetooth works great and there is more than adequate power.

    Pros: Many useful features Powerful sound output

    Cons: None so far

    Great deck for wife needing cheaters!

    Written by: Tim C from Bloomington, mn on September 10, 2013

    2005 Kia Sportage
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    I got this for my wife who is in the stage of life needing cheaters. so the big display was easy for her to read without glasses. It was installed by me and the deck had great instructions and the setup instructions are easy to follow. She loves it. The blue tooth connection is easy and solid. The color options let her pic whcih was easiest for night time vision.Plus it sounds great!

    Pros: Color option, blue tooth connection, readable display.

    Cons: If I had to pick on the deck I would say some ... some of the navigating controls are no totally intuitive. Most are but some you need to look at the manual.

    04 explorer install

    Written by: Anonymous from Ma on September 9, 2013

    2004 Ford Explorer
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    works and fits 04 explorer perfectly

    Pros: way above stock unit !!

    Cons: can't use rear mounting bracket supplied with unit

    Spotify over BT works great!

    Written by: llisandro from Urbana, IL on September 8, 2013

    2002 Mazda Protege5
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    Perfect fit in 2002 Mazda Protege 5. The free mounting brackets didn't seem to be the right size at all (even w/ all mounting brackets removed from the new receiver), even though they were labeled for a 2002 protege5, but the receiver fits perfectly as-is into the dash- I selected this receiver b/c of it's rated compatibility without mods. Google Nexus 4 with Spotify works flawlessly! Fwd/back works on the unit to move to the next song in the playlist on my phone. Notes on BT for Android 4.3: I use "Tags for Android" NFC tags and the "NFC Task Launcher" so when I enter the car, I touch the NFC tag to my phone and it 1) enables BT, 2) enables BT discoverable, and 3) connects to the JVC BT device. I just put my phone on the NFC tag, then hit "OK" on the phone's popup to connect, and it connects flawlessly every time. Since it already knows the JVC BT, there's no searching, connects in 2 sec. I've got the BT receiver in the rear USB, and it's just hanging down into to the guts of my car. I was planning on rerouting it for better connection, but it works just fine, even with the phone in the back seat. For people who are having trouble connecting, I think it's usually because haven't enabled your phone to be discoverable by the unit, so it fails to connect. I had trouble until I figured that out, but now it connects every time, and hasn't dropped the connection ever.

    Front USB does not appear to charge my phone, but I haven't had time to troubleshot yet.

    Pros: Spotify (premium) works perfectly over bluetooth! Bluetooth connection is rock-solid as long as my data connection is solid- sometimes BT playback pauses, but when you look at the phone, it's because it's lost data connection.

    Cons: as others have stated, no automatic clock display. Kinda stupid. haven't gotten USB to charge my phone yet, but I still need to play around before I declare it nonfunctional.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Written by: MikeL from Manitou Springs, CO on September 8, 2013

    2001 Nissan Pathfinder
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    This is an excellent product that brought today's new features to my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder

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    Very Pleased.

    Written by: Oklapatriot from Yukon, OK on September 6, 2013

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    I ordered this to replace my stock radio in a 2005 Chevy 2500HD, crewcab. Fit perfectly with the kit sent by Crutchfield. Even with the stock speakers this unit really sounds good. I bought it primarily for the Bluetooth capability as I like to stream I Heart Radio while traveling. Works like a charm. Very good value.

    Pros: Features, sound.

    Cons: None yet.

    Easy install

    Written by: Hllywood from Unionville, Va on September 6, 2013

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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