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JVC KW-XR610

CD receiver

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JVC KW-XR610

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Round out your vehicle's interior with JVC's stylish KW-XR610 CD receiver. It fits perfectly in your vehicle's double-DIN dash opening, and delivers sweet tone from all your music sources. You can even select different colors for the display and the controls.

Round out your vehicle's interior with JVC's stylish KW-XR610 CD receiver. It fits perfectly in your vehicle's double-DIN dash opening, and delivers sweet tone from all your music sources. You can even select different colors for the display and the controls.

A digital dynamo
Plug your iPod® or iPhone® into the USB input, and you can browse your music library using the KW-XR610's controls. Your iPod's controls stay active, so your passengers can play road trip DJ. The KW-XR610 can play all your CDs, including recordable discs. You can burn your MP3 and WMA files to a disc or load them on a USB thumb drive — the choice is yours. A premium, 24-bit digital-to-analog converter brings out details in your music you may not have heard before.

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.

Easy to add on
Two sets of preamp outputs let you add amps and subs to your system, and the rear output can be switched over to subwoofer mode so you can dial in the right amount of bass. You can also add a satellite radio tuner. A handy front auxiliary input lets you hook up a Dock & Play satellite radio or another portable.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter 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.

HD Radio-ready: This receiver is HD Radio-ready, but JVC does not currently offer the outboard tuner module that's required to get reception.

I was looking for a system that I could plug my iPod into because AM/FM was just not getting it and the satelite radio wasn't compatible either with the stock system. The set was easy to install, easy to operate, (even for an old "low tech" guy like me) and the sound quality is awesome.

Gramps, Kingman, AZ

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What's in the Box:

  • Double-Din AM/FM/CD receiver with 15-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis
  • Sleeve (attached with 4 screws)
  • Trim ring (attached)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RM-RK50)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
  • 4" Minijack cable (extension for steering wheel remote input)
  • 6 Pan-head screws
  • 6 Counter-sunk screws
  • Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Installation/Connection Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • USB/Bluetooth Adapter Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • US Warranty Sheet
  • Canadian Warranty Card
  • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
  • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 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 equalizer
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • compatible with satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel USB input, front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other info:
    Reviews

    JVC KW-XR610 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    110 Reviews

    Would not buy the KW XR610 Again....

    Written by: feverdog69 from Bloomington, IN on September 3, 2012

    2008 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    A couple issues I have with this receiver which would cause me NOT to buy it again... 1. No fade / balance controls 2. Does NOT work with iPhone 4GS

    Pros: Fair amount of features but the USB will not work with iPhone 4GS.

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    Just for the truck

    Written by: Gramps from Kingman, AZ on February 27, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was looking for a system that I could plug my iPod into because AM/FM was just not getting it and the satelite radio wasn't compatible either with the stock system. The set was easy to install, easy to operate, (even for an old "low tech" guy like me) and the sound quality is awesome.

    Pros: Looks like it belongs in the truck, sounds a lot better.

    Cons:

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    Written by: Mr. Tree from Los Angeles, Calif. on February 10, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to install. nice head unit with great color options. Very good unit for the price. Used in my 2004 Toyota Sienna to replace to factory cassette unit. I recommend for the price, you get a lot.` I have the higher model JVC in my classic Eldorado which has a better display and rear USB also.

    Pros: Main controls very well placed for easy use while driving. Resonable quick reading USB files. Easy to see large display.

    Cons: scrolling information very limited. Volume output was not very loud using the RCA outs to existing factory JBL system.

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    Written by: Piper from Georgia on February 9, 2012

    1994 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Solid unit for the price. I would highly recommend. I have a 94 Accord, it was a little tricky getting to fit properly but I was able to make it work. Sounds much better than the 15 year old Kenwwod I replaced. I like this unit over other double-DIN's because it seems to have more options, power and operate easier than similar units in it's class.

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    Written by: Evan from Holtville CA on February 7, 2012

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product, overall. I have a 2005 mustang w/ shaker 500 speakers in it and no aux whatsoever, this item was a no brainier. works great and would recommend.

    Pros: awesome colors/ awesome sound/ awesome EVERYTHING

    Cons: n/

    Great Head Unit

    Written by: Blood from Thousand Oaks, CA on February 7, 2012

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

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

    Great head unit that really pushes my speakers to the limit. I love the color 27 different color options and you can change the color of the buttons and face independently. Easy to install and is a perfect fit in my 2000 Toyota Tundra. The one con is the buttons feel a little cheap but this is not a deal breaker for me. The large classy silver volume knob makes up for this in my opinion. For the money, you cannot find a better head unit.

    Pros: Sound quality, color choices, classy silver volume knob, easy install and perfect fit.

    Cons: Slightly cheap feeling buttons.

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    Written by: JaimeW from Nashville, TN on February 6, 2012

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

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

    Overall JVC receiver is great. I'm glad I purchased with product. I would have been lost on installation without the Cruthfield tech guys. My sales guy was very knowledgable and did not pressure me in the sale. No problems so far with receiver. Wish there was an HD adaptor available for this receiver. Thanks Crutchfield for all your help and expertise!

    Pros: Look, Value/Price, USB and Aux controls, Remote Control

    Cons: Installation: Alot of wires that came with the steering wheel control and GM adaptor were not even used. The installtion kit is not the easiest to work with to install and having to cut off alot of the plastic parts to fit into dash.

    My first Crutchfield Installment

    Written by: Jose S from Buckeye, AZ on February 1, 2012

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

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

    Thank you for all the included installation kits and pictured diagrams I was successful in the installment process. Despite the difficulty in removing the face cover & unplugging the wires for the adapters I learned a valuable lession. I'm now ready for the speaker challenge and maybe an amplifier, too.

    Pros: The sound is much improve from the factory radio, I like the change in colors of the face plate and the many options that come with the stereo receiver and also the USB plug-in for my MP3 player, I don't rely on CD's so much now.

    Cons: Nothing to complain about I have done my research on the one that fits my Nissan Frontier.

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    Written by: BigJon from Alabama on January 30, 2012

    2001 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The radio is great - the instructions leave some to the imagination but nothing impossible. It made the wife happy so thus I will give it a thumbs up.

    Pros: Great looking/working unit

    Cons: nothing worth mentioning

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    Written by: SeaCarol from Wilmington, NC on January 28, 2012

    2001 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really like this product. I would recommend to family and friends.

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    Written by: Robert from Lee's Summit, MO on January 26, 2012

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

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

    Very good sound quality once you figure out all of the fine adjustments of the sound! I think on some of the other reviews I have read that were negative were due to the fact that the User could not figure out how to fine tune their unit! The power is good on this unit, there is quite a bit of difference between FM and CD/AUX sound quality as with most head units.

    Pros: Great sound for the cost and installation was easy with the provided kit from Crutchfield.

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    Written by: PeteM from NY on January 23, 2012

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

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

    Piece of cake install and GREAT sound improvement over stock!

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    GET THIS UNIT

    Written by: Rino R. from Hailey ID on January 23, 2012

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

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

    This a very good buy Nuff said

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Written by: Bri from Cleveland , OH on January 22, 2012

    2005 Ford Five Hundred
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I purchased the JVC KW-XR610 head unit for my Ford Five hundred. I should of done this a long time ago.The unit has my factory speakers sounding 10x better, I can't believe it. I'm glad I did not replace the speakers. The JVC features have outstanding performance as far as power and EQ sound. I purchased an Alpine unit less than a year ago and I can tell you JVC is the better bang for the buck. Although I did like the compadability of Alpines in-line Power Amp.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Marion, NC on January 22, 2012

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

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

    This is a decent cheap way to get USB and Aux in in an older GM. One thing that ticked me off is that the clock can only be seen is you push the DISP button when the unit is off.

    Pros: USB and Aux in Affordable double DIN

    Cons: Needs too many adapters Does not display the clock when the radio is off.

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    Written by: joe from Windsor co on January 18, 2012

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I like it and it works great.

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    Beats my old confusing Kenwood any day of the week

    Written by: Will from South Carolina on December 22, 2011

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

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

    This thing instantly increased the sound quality in my 03 Toyota Tundra. Very clear and clean sound. Color changing is a very nice touch. overall I think its a great unit for anyone that doesnt want the single din with the small opening for junk to collect. also matches lines nicely. flashy but not in your face

    Pros: Variable color, ability to control your ipod from the head unit or from the ipod itself. has clean lines

    Cons: My ipod 5th generation video (30gb) will only let me control it from the head unit, and not from the ipod itself.

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    Written by: C.J. from San Diego, Ca on November 19, 2011

    1994 Acura Vigor
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was impressed overall with this product. The many features it has is a plus being able to chose which feature suits you best. My (FAVORITE) is the USB not having to burn cd's SWEET. Getting the free speakers what a bonus and I received my shipment before time. It serves my purpose more than I expected.

    Pros: My Favorite by far is the USB port. Being able to adjust the Colors to match your Vehicle interior lighting color is nice. The overall look of this product.

    Cons: The easy in witch you can remove the unit from the dash. No way of interring a security code that disables the radio if stolen. It's not flush with the dash.

    Great Radio for thr Price

    Written by: Mike from Chicago IL on November 7, 2011

    2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I got this radio along with the XM radio, steering wheel control and chime module. It all worked together perfectly

    Pros: This radio does everything I want it to do, including playing XM radio (with attachment) for a very good price

    Cons: Kind of tough to use but the instrutions were easy to follow

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    Written by: VW Golf from Does it matter? on November 7, 2011

    2002 Volkswagen Golf
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This stereo does NOT fit my 2002 VW Golf with the cup holders that are above the stereo and pop out. The cup holders actually rub against the front of the unit and will eventually scratch it. I'm replacing it with a single din unit which should solve the problem. I also don't like how in general the unit protrudes from the dash a 1/4 of an inch and it is in a glossy black finish instead of a flat black matte finish like my dash. Both these problems seem impossible to fix with an aftermarket stereo.

    Pros: I loved the color changing ability to adapt it to my car's stock colors. I loved the big buttons and big display.

    Cons: I hate the cheap feeling of the buttons. I hate that this unit sticks out of my dash a 1/4 of an inch and therefore my cup holders rub on the front of the unit. I hate that some of my USB devices don't work properly in the unit probably due to power requirements for these USB devices.

    Good double DIN option

    Written by: Anonymous from Montana on November 6, 2011

    2005 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very happy with my choice overall.

    Pros: Clean fit for double DIN. Excellent sound, big improvement over stock. Like the choice to control ipod by either head unit or pod.

    Cons: audio control (tone and fader, ect) is a little awkward to access.

    Terrible radio reception

    Written by: PaulH from Seattle, WA on October 26, 2011

    2005 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this unit to replace a low end Nissan factory CD receiver. The choice was based on (1) double DIN, (2) iPod control, and (3) simple UI. The double DIN fits in the dash relatively well using the Crutchfield supplied face plate kit. The iPod control works reasonably well also. Everything else about the unit is poor. The AM radio reception (college football anyone?) is much worse than the factory unit. Same for the FM reception. The sound quality is worse. The power output is worse. The gloss plastic front panel with embedded buttons is terrible. The knob is so flimsy it feels like it will fall off if I go offroad. The sheet metal is tissue thin. Worst of all though is the user interface. They got everything wrong, including basic things like displaying the clock when the radio is off. Cycling through the inputs is annoying. On almost any radio today the presets can be AM or FM, but not on this unit. You need to go to the AM source to get to AM presets and FM source for the FM presets. I think I may put the factory CD receiver back in and ship the JVC back to Crutchfield. There just have to be better double DIN solutions out there, so save your time and avoid this one.

    Pros: The iPod and MP3 inputs work as advertised.

    Cons: Performance falls far short of basic OEM unit.

    had it for 5 months

    Written by: Wes from Houston Texas on October 24, 2011

    I love this radio, best aftermarket I've ever had. HD radio can be spotty but I think thats more to do with the signal strength. I love the iPod controls and the sound this unit produces. I had an old Dual in there and the difference is night and day. I love the double sized look also and the color adjusting controls are amazing.

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    Written by: riverrob from Lihue on October 22, 2011

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

    The sound is good for the price and works as expected, without any strange interface issues. Installation was easy and everything worked the first time.

    Pros: The frequency range covered stations below 88.0, unlike several other units I looked at.

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    great product for the money

    Written by: JeffT from Merry Hill, NC on October 15, 2011

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

    Really nice car stereo if your looking to upgrade your factory tunes. I put this in an 11 year old Oldsmobile and it works out great. I wold have easily given this system 5 stars except the "mounting kit" that was sent with it was really bad. I had to set both receivers next to each other and "modify" the installation kit to work. Crutchfield usually does a great job matching things but after about an hour of trying to follow the really terrible directions, I threw them away and was on my own. Even the "side" mounts had to have new holes drilled in them as the kits "slots" wouldn't match up with the new receiver. In general, great tunes...really terrible mounting kit.

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    Great uprade from stock radio

    Written by: PatrickM from Somerset, NJ on October 11, 2011

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

    Very happy with this purchase. Installation was easy and very straight forward. Took about 1 hour to get into the Accord. Lots of options, I really like the usb connection. Sound is crisp and clear with stock speakers. Tried to hook up with Axxess steering wheel control without success, I think the unit is defective. Crutchfield is the best place to buy a car stereo.

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    I got the sound!

    Written by: joking from Marion, NC on September 29, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio was so easy to drop into the dash of the company 2010 Ford Transit Connect. Even with the stock speakers it sounded much better and louder.

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    Written by: McShwee from Parlin, NJ on September 23, 2011

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

    Great unit-looks and sounds fantastic-delivers as promised. Considering another for my wife's car. Needed some installation help-your tech Jim was awesome.

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    Great value

    Written by: DCanuck from Vancouver, BC on September 16, 2011

    Technical help from consultant was great (by the way, the twist cap wire connectors worked great so get them and save yourself time). The included installation package was helpful (wire harness adoptor - greatest invention..for my other vehicle I spent 2 days upside-down sodering wires under the dash instead of sitting in front of the TV connecting wires, also included antenna adaptor - who would have known I needed one?...so the entire install was completed in under 4 hrs (had trouble removing old deck - factory screws were real tight and hard to remove. You may find the same product on ebay for $10 less but you won't get the support so its well worth it. Deck sounds great...nothing fancy but definitely better that my stock deck. My vehicle - 2000 pathfinder.

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    Buy at your own risk

    Written by: frost from Mahopac, NY on September 12, 2011

    2001 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I liked that this unit had a USB port and you could change the display color to match the dash color. However after several months of use the XR610 died. The cd part worked for ejecting the disk. The time was able to be displayed. Nothing else worked. I sent the unit to be repaired under warranty. I received the unit today (09/12/2011). After hooking the unit up I found out the same problem existed. The sensitivity of this unit was also poor, compared to other units I have owned from Sony or Pioneer. I understand that any company can have a bad unit but to pay shipping to and then from the repair facility and still not have a working unit is inexcusable. The person I spoke to suggested I send the unit back, but that is like throwing good money after bad. I have no faith that it will be fixed. I will have to look for something else.

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    Great Radio espically for price

    Written by: Nick from Ft Worth, TX on September 8, 2011

    I bought this radio with my dad and he loved the way it looked. I thought it was gonna be no good due to the price and once we installed it which only took 30 minutes I loved it. It allowed me to keep a sleek sexy look in my 1991 Acura Legend and change the color to better go with the gauges in the car or if i wanted to match the interior of the car.. This radio is great its the best iPod control i ever had with any radio. Every other radio u have to constantly push a button to scroll the songs when on this one you can use the big silver knob on the radio to scroll through just like the ipod itself. Another thing is does anyone else have a problem scrolling through the radio stations? its like the radio takes over and doesnt stop or it wont let you pick the certain station you want. other than that all in all its a great radio with a nice black look to it. It looks excellent on and off and so easy to install im sure a kid could figure it out with no directions.

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    Works good and Sounds good

    Written by: Bmoc_cb from Marshfield, WI on September 5, 2011

    1998 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fast shipping. Installed fairly easily with out any dash modifications to a 1998 Buick.

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    Awesome

    Written by: szelag13 from Southeast Michigan on September 5, 2011

    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this radio bought for wife to upgrade OE radio teenagers distroyed, bought speakers also, very cool radio so many color options, wife really loves it and I got some really good browny points with this purchase thanks Crutchfield!

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    Good price to upgrade stock radio

    Written by: Chad from Omaha, NE on September 5, 2011

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice price on a radio to upgrade your stock radio. Made my stock speakers sound great.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Show Me State on September 1, 2011

    Ordered this Monday received it Thursday via ground. Everything came as described. This unit went in to a '97 Nissan Maxima with factory Bose system. Wiring was straight forward with the Scosche adapter and the harness from the unit. Adjusting the gain was simple as pie. I hope my bride will enjoy it, there is much more functionality with the JVC than the tired old Bose system. Sound quality is plenty good enough and I imagine she will have fun playing with the back light colors. I still have to finish trimming it out as it was not dead on fit in the stock chasis but that is small potatoes.

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    Disappointed

    Written by: Alan911 from Florida on August 30, 2011

    2002 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks great but very poor radio reception. Very difficult to install withthe trim kit.

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    For 2004 Venture Van

    Written by: Johnson from Charleston, SC on August 30, 2011

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

    Replaced factory 2 DIN radio in a Venture van. First off, you're going to need the GM Onstar GMOS-01 Class II Interface (which is offered at half price) when you replace this unit in this model van. I thought I could circumvent it, but had to cave in to keep the chimes, accessory power, etc. The JVC fit perfectly when following the directions with the supplied mounting harness. The first thing noted was the FM sensitivity. Using the scan function, I picked up more radio stations than I knew existed in our area, many of them were 80-100 miles away. All were static-free. Pretty dang good for a non-HD radio. The iPod worked as described. The one thing to be aware of - the name of the song will scroll OR the name of the album with the artist will scroll. My Kenwood in my truck scrolls the song with the artist. I wish the JVC did this because the album is no big deal to me. The auto dimmer didn't work with this unit combined with the GMOS-01. It should have, as the factory radio dimmed and there were connections for it on this unit and the GMOS-01. I turned the dimmer ON in the menu so it's now subdued all the time, else it's pretty bright at night. The color change option is also nice to have. It's relatively easy to setup and is easy to use. Overall - for the price, I would purchase again.

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    Written by: wr from wilmington, nc on August 28, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you just want to listen to your music from your ipod and listen to the radio you can't go wrong with this unit. It was easy to install and the Crutchfield team was great.

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    jersey finest

    Written by: jersey from clifton n.j. on August 27, 2011

    2005 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    read many reviews on this model before purchase found several websites a bit cheaper in price with no accessories , worth every cent spent very easy to install and configure sounds great didnot think quality of sound would be so good for the price ,,install about 1000 songs on flash drive reads it great thanks again CRUTCHFIELD !!! for good instructions and quality products.

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    Perfect for a Nissan Titan

    Written by: Deborah from San Antonio, TX on August 25, 2011

    This was installed in an 06 Nissan Titan. Fits perfect! The stereo is awesome and I am more than happy with the purchase!

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    Written by: jeff from murfreesboro,tn on August 22, 2011

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    beautiful looking radio fits perfectly in 2007 silverado double din slot, radio is easy to use and has wonderful sound and volume, multiple colors match your guages perfectly, would definitely recommend to others,high quality for reasonable price

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    Fits 2005 Toyota Matrix, Works Great

    Written by: DMG from Minnesota on August 17, 2011

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

    My stock stereo unit quit unexpectedly one day so I began searching Crutchfield. This JVC unit works great and fit into my dash using the stock mounting brackets. Some work on the side trim pieces had to be done for them to fit perfect. Not a big deal, just a little tinkering. Unit Looks great in my Matrix dash. There are lots of features but the most important one was to turn on the LOUD feature. Made the music sound 100% better. Reading the manual is a must. USB plug in is very handy. I am very happy with my purchase.

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    I love this thing!

    Written by: Mark from Kingwood, Tx on August 3, 2011

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

    Completely satisfied! Really like having 8 Gig of MP3 on a Flash drive plugged into the USB port. Lots of adjustments also, though why anyone would use "flat" or turn off the loudness is beyond me.

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    JVC KW-XR610

    Written by: Mike A. from Virginia Beach VA on August 2, 2011

    2001 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product! It was relatively easy to install in my 2001 Ford Ranger although I did need to Dremel out the opening to make it fit. But the unit is excellent!

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    Love this CD Receiver

    Written by: B from Tennessee on July 28, 2011

    2002 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted a new receiver to replace my factory stereo in my 4 runner, I read the reviews on this one and purchased it. I replaced my speakers with Bostons and the sound was very clear. I also added a Sound Ordnance sub and it's the best system I've ever heard. It is easy to use and really had to never read directions to understand how it works. The guy that installed my stereo said he won national championship with JVC and he wouldn't go with anything else!!! Glad I made the right decision!

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    love it!

    Written by: rose from st augustine, fl on July 26, 2011

    2004 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Awesome product!

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    Outstanding Stereo!

    Written by: Lyssa2011 from Clearwater, FL on July 6, 2011

    2004 Pontiac Sunfire
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my factory stereo with this in my 2004 Pontiac Sunfire and it fits perfect!! The double-din is the way to go! I love all the color coordinations, features, and the sound is great. Will be purchasing Subs and an Amp next from Crutchfield!

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    JVC ROCKS

    Written by: J. from Chicago on July 6, 2011

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

    Knowing a little about Car Audio System, I can say that this unit is worth every penny. I opted for the bluetooth adapter and JVC found my device with no problems. You are going to be amazed at this hands free device. I am using the HTC EVO and it matched up with the JVC beautifully. This unit has a very nice EQ and other functions, but you will not be disappointed. Now as far as the color scheme, many of the reviews say that some colors do not work in sun light and I say . . . . GET OVER IT AND CHANGE TO ANOTHER COLOR! ! ! ! There are many other functions and the menu can get complicated to use but once you get the hang of it, it starts to become second nature. Just mess around with it for a little while. You're not going to learn this device in a day. GREAT DEVICE ! Thanks Crutchfield !

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    Fairly Easy Install

    Written by: KeithK from Kennesaw, GA on June 30, 2011

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

    Using the wiring harness provided by JVC and then the harness used to keep your warning bells, the hook up was fairly flawless. Did the wiring on the kitchen table and it was practically plug and play. However, the steering wheel control adapter was a little more involved. I was on the phone with tech support and it took a while to find where to plug into the wiring harness. Once that was done it was easy programming. Now looking at speakers and amp to increase performance of the new system. Love the IPOD controls on the stereo.

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    Great Radio - tuff to install

    Written by: Papa Rock from South Texas on June 27, 2011

    2008 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ok, I studied 3 different diagrams for install provided to me. Wiring was cake, the install was tuff in my 2008 Grand Marquis LS. The tech guys were a little unsure of why my deck wouldn't fit. Finally got it installed and it works beautifully. Cranked it to 20 with doors closed and used "dynamic" sound preset and WOW! Installed 4-5x7 Boston Acoustics S85's before deck install. Deck didn't go all the way in on top but I'll have to live with it. Deck has lots of options and I think this combo works well. Because this deck can't be removed once installed(without removing your dash), I hooked up both outs and the remote lead in the event I install an amp/sub or 2 more speakers. Good idea I thought. Now I can tell people what not to do/or do for this deck in a '08 Grand Marquis probably better than the tech's!

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    Excellent upgrade for GM

    Written by: Eddy76 from Columbus, Ohio on June 27, 2011

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

    Excellent replacement for my GM factory stereo. Looks great, sounds great, outstanding features and a great price.

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    JVC-XR610

    Written by: Ken from Florida on June 24, 2011

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Satisfied with this unit. This was a replacement for a broken stock GM unit. It fits perfectly sounds great. I like the features and that I can match the display colors to those of my car. For my use this is an excellent unit. The only complaint is the lack of RDS.

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    Bang for buck

    Written by: Synack from TX on June 24, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for my 370Z without Bose (NISMO). It fits perfectly. Sounds great if you replace the stock garbage speakers. It wasn't too hard to hook up if were just talking about the radio, but steering wheel controls and XM was a HUGE hassle. All in all I'm glad I have XM back again and I have a radio that can do dang near everything I need it to do, except toast.

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    For the money......

    Written by: Old Subaru WRX from Earth on June 23, 2011

    If this unit were 400 dollars, I'd give maybe 3 stars. If it were 300 dollars, probably 4 stars. For a unit at this price, it gets 5 stars. For the money, this stereo is amazing. The fact that there are 56 reviews already, and that the tech I called about order glitches mentioned "I love this stereo. We sell a TON of them", should tell you something. The JVC XR610 is currently cleaning up the budget HU class, and I have nothing else to add about how good it is for the price you're paying. If you're on a budget, buy this and skimp on the HU with confidence that you'll get a good product.

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    JVC KW-XR610

    Written by: DJ from Kansas on June 20, 2011

    Love it, installed into 94 corolla, crutchfields compatibility check said it wouldn't fit but it does. No mods just install in the lower space and can even keep the cup holder. but love how it changes lights for night and day

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    Written by: Curt from WI. on April 4, 2011

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

    I installed this JVC 610 in a 05' Silverado 1500 crew cab, primarly for 3 reasons, 1) I didn't want to modify the support bracket behind the stock head unit, which you would have to do with many of the other aftermarket head units. this also lets me return to the stock GM radio 2) Because it is a 2 dinn head unit, it mantained a very nice stock look, as if it was made for this dash, it also limits the amount of "dash kit" plastic that shows if it were a single dinn unit. 3) I wanted to update so I could use an I-pod / I touch with usb connection. This unit did all of these things very well, and the ability to change the colors of the display and buttons turned out to be a nice "bonus", you can preset daylight and night time colors so you can really see the display nice in sunny conditions and tone it down at night so it's not the main attraction (or distraction) of your dash. I currently have stock speakers, and it drives them with plenty of power, and sounds better than the GM head unit, however, I'm sure a set of new speakers will make it shine. Installation was a breez, with NO modifications to truck dash or original wiring, all modifing took place with the supplied dash kit and wire connecting the GM adapter harness and radio harness, then it's just pluged in to the truck connector. I'm very happy with Crutchfield and their service, and this JVC unit does everything as advertised, I feel it's a great unit for the price. .

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    Overall Very Good Quality

    Written by: Heather from Huntington Mills, PA on April 4, 2011

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

    I am very happy with the stereo. I ordered it when it was out of stock and it shipped the next day which was great. Installing the receiver was a bit of a hassle only due to the fact that I had to take the dashboard out. Overall took about two hours, not bad. I was a little nervous about sound quality because of other reviews but it sounds just as good, if not better, than my factory stereo. The only thing I was slightly bummed about was that while driving during the day the color of the display is very dim. Once it gets dark out though the colors look great. Overall it's pretty simple to use and to navigate through the menus. I highly recommend this product.

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    Good unit

    Written by: Russ from NY on April 3, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice, well priced unit. Performs great. Plenty of power for this 41 year old to crank metal to. Clear, sharp sound and the front USB plug is great.

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    JVC KW-XR610 + Subaru WRX

    Written by: Mark S from Denton TX on March 31, 2011

    2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First off, great customer service as usual! Super fast shipping (I got my shipped email with tracking number less than 30 mins after placing my order). Installed super easy with the supplied wiring harness adapter in less than an hour and I took my time. I had ordered this unit both because I wanted to fill up thedash opening and not have a pocket and I figured that I could get a close color match to my factory gagues and my aftermarket Prosports mounted in the stock clock location and I was correct! The menus are very easy to use and navigate; programming color settings and EQ is very simple (I like how you can set the unit to one color scheme when the light switch is "off" and a different color scheme when the light switch is "on") This unit made my stock speakers sound much better (considereing the stock head unit on a 2004 WRX puts out about 5-8 watts RMS....) let alone the sound quality difference I got when I installed 4 new pioneer speakers I had also ordered! The only two things that I felt could be improved on this unit are; 1) a rear USB port so that iPods can be left connected without as much fear of theft 2) The rectangular quad-button on the lower left-hand of the unit's face feels cheap and the up and down buttons dont realy do anything. Those are two very small issues compaired to how many awesome features that this head unit has

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    Pretty Good radio

    Written by: JCG from Arecibo, PR on March 17, 2011

    2006 Isuzu Ascender
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall its a pretty good radio, easy to install, good to program and the sound is pretty awesome when compared to the stock stereo of my car which is a nissan altima coupe 08, I do have minor gripes though, the fact that the radio doesnt showes up the time when turned off kills me, its a basic function these days, USB functions are pretty good, however the folder seek time on a USB and MP3 folders is kinda slow, Loud function is too hidden to consider it a quick function, other than that, is an awesome radio, especially for the price...

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    Perfect upgrade for my daughter's car

    Written by: starkman2 from TN on March 16, 2011

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was the perfect compliment to the car we are giving our 16yr. old daughter. Great price, ipod controls, and she can customize the colors. Very easy install with the provided kit.

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    Great for my needs

    Written by: Roger from San Jose, CA on March 6, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just needed to replace my broken stock unit. Good looking unit and installed EZ in my 2005 Nissan Frontier . The screen is extremely EZ to read with large letters. The buttons for everything are absolutely fantastic - very good control without much groping. CD controls are exceptionally EZ to use without losing sight of traffic. The reception is fantastic with the HD add on. The quality of sound is greatly improved using the stock speakers. You really get the bang for the buck with this unit. Used their install card, did not want to do it myself. You cannot get a better price since they send the entire equipment you need at no extra cost. Again, you cannot go wrong buying this set. No problems in setting up, EZ menu and variable colors and clock

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    Only One Wish For This Radio

    Written by: EricK from Battle Ground, WA on March 2, 2011

    2007 Saturn Sky
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this radio in place of the Panasonic Monsoon radio that developed keypad issues in my 2007 Saturn Sky. I love the ability to reconfigure the background color. That addresses the single biggest gripe I had about the factory radio...the amber background color washed out in bright sunlight. I can live without the speed-variable volume of the factory radio. I miss the Radio Data Service (RDS) display of the factory radio a little bit. I wish it were just a little bit louder in my car. I have to crank the volume knob up to 35 or 40 out of 50 to hear the radio when I'm driving at highway speeds.

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    JVC KW-XR610

    Written by: BPC from Elizabethtown, KY on March 1, 2011

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

    Receiver works excellent. The ability to change the backlighting to match the vehicles lights is a real plus. Sound is terrific, much better than my factory stereo that I replaced. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is that when using HD radio, if the HD signal is not strong enough, the radio will switch back and forth between HD and SD constantly. This is very annoying because of not only the difference in sound quality, but there is usually a delay between one signal and the other, so you keep hearing a 2 or 3 second overlap whenever the radio switches. It would be much better if you could just tell the receiver to always stay on one signal for a particular station and not switch back and forth. I know you can do this, but every time you change the station, you have to tell the receiver to stay on a particular signal again. Kind of annoying. Other than that though, the receiver is great.

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    Amazing..

    Written by: CamK from GR, MI on March 1, 2011

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

    Perfect fit in my '01 monte carlo ss, has all the sub controls pro EQ & usb for ipod touch compatibility... Looks factory'ish from outside from car which i like & yet you can change the color to anything. as always crutchfield is amazing with all the proper stuff for install... straight forward thanks

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    JVC KW-XR610

    Written by: Bill from Illinois on February 28, 2011

    2002 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is just as described. No problems. My son likes the sound and the light choices. It is a little confusing though when it comes to locking in a particular color. It seems everytime the vehicle is shut off and then restarted, the colors start changing randomly. No big deal though. We will figure it out. The sound is pretty good too for the price of this unit. Easy install and Crutchfield support was there when I needed them.

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    Subwoofer Line Out?

    Written by: Feedmevalium from Boston, MA on February 25, 2011

    The head unit is pretty good overall. Cosmetically it is a *little* cheap feeling - buttons are cheap plastic and touching them you can kinda feel the plastic sliding against the frame. Not a big deal but something you will pick up on coming from stock. The color options really help make this head unit (which is really just a single din unit stretched into a double din) look better after install. Fun to play with. Works great with MP3 cds and USB sticks. It works with iPod/Phone but interface is clunky. For SQ cds/mem sticks sound great. The menus are about as straight forward as you would expect. Most of the options you change often, at least if you adjust your system for balance, are available within 5 or 6 "clicks" once into the menus. This includes equalizer levels, fader/balance etc. My only real gripe is that if you switch the preamp out "rear" setting to "sub/w" it turns off the front preamp outs. For anyone with a fully aftermarket stereo this is going to be a problem unless you have a subwoofer gain control knob in the cabin. You also can not use the fader with the preamps. This might just be a firmware issue? For the price this head unit is excellent at what it attempts - it is a ~200 dollar unit that fills a double din hole with lots of features and some expandability. If the preamp issue is resolved them this is a totally 5 star unit in the price point.

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    Not bad for the bucks

    Written by: BBMoz from Chino Hills, CA on February 14, 2011

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

    I'm generally satisfied with the stereo, particularly considering the cost. It has all the requisite features and is generally easy to use. I am a little disappoined in the overall sound quality, but that might be because it's replacing a Bose system that sounded great, but had other issues. So, I might be setting the bar a little high. The stereo is also a little under powered. Most of the sources (AM, FM, CD, AUX) need to be played at 40+ volume (out of 50) just to be heard at an acceptable volume, with no "crack it up" capability. However, the volume when playing my iphone through the USB jack is great, with plenty of power. Hopefully, eventually adding an amp will solve all of these issues.

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    Sweet Sounds (JVC KW-XR610)

    Written by: Taylor S. from Indianapolis, Indiana on February 14, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    JP was a great help in selecting my choice of head unit for my 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. Although I wanted blue tooth and satellite radio, I could not afford the XR810 model right now. Not only do I enjoy much better sound quality, the head unit actually helps with the cosmetics of my dash (setting the illumination to match). I have only been listening to my Ipod since installing the unit three days ago. Don't really care for radio tunes right now so the sirius satellite can wait. Even my Fiancee can tell the difference now. My factory stereo speakers sound good especially with a factory sub, but I know I will be replacing those soon with the help of Crutchfield. I can't stop talking about Crutchfield's excellent and friendly service. Thank you JP!

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    Fits great and works great in 2008 Nissan Frontier

    Written by: Dave B from Sacramento, CA on February 13, 2011

    2008 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It works great. It fits great. It's priced right. I didn't want to put a high end audio system in my 2008 Frontier SE. I just wanted to add iPod and iPhone capability to a vehicle that didn't have a factory adapter for the iPod/iPhone. Along with that requirement, I wanted a bit more power and it had to look somewhat stock. And I didn't want to spend more than $225.00 for the head unit. I was able to set the illumination to auto dim with the headlights on, and match the color of the instrument panel. My only wish is that the clock worked even with the unit off - but that is not a deal breaker. I just leave it on and mute it when I want clock, but no sound. If someone wanted more power, the unit has all the appropriate outputs to drive external main and sub amps and/or amp/subwoofer units. It supports external adapters for BT and Satellite radio. It sounded good with the factory speakers - but I have upgraded them and it sounds great now. 6x9 Sonys in the front/6.5" in the rear. I left the stock tweeters in the dash - they don't do much for or against the total sound quality.

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    JVC KW-XR610

    Written by: Anonymous from Dunlap, TN on February 13, 2011

    2006 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This has been an exceptional head unit. For the money I'd consider it to be a steal. You get the receiver, mounts, comprehensive instructions, harnesses, everything really for one price that was cheaper than "the competitor". But if you must lay your hands on the item before buying, I might suggest swinging by there to see it. The items were easily installed in about an hour and a half with basic tools. My own skill level is about a "medium" compared to most of the public, I would assume. All components arrived free of damage and sooner than the anticipated shipment date. The performance of the radio is good to exceptional. I only used this head unit as a replacement for the factory Scion Xb pioneer unit that was troubled to say the least. It has many pre-configured audio settings and also allows the user to create and save their own preferences. It has many, many lighting selections than can be dizzying to try and sort out. I guess if you are into that sort of thing it is pretty neat though. The functionailty of the radio is good. It plays CDs, and MP3s just as well. It worked well with the factory speakers and attanae with no loss of range or capability. I don't really use the other features like hands-free or satellite radio, but I can attest to the virtues of just the audio functons alone, which is really all that I was concerned with. This is a great deal at a great price.

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    Exceptional Quality for the Price

    Written by: HoustonSniper from Las Vegas, NV on February 12, 2011

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    With a JVC, I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first, but after reading all the rave reviews, I had to try this out. I bought this to replace the stock receiver in my '99 4Runner. After replacing my stereo in my last two cars, I was used to paying $200+ for a mid-range stereo & this one cost significantly less than that. As this was my first attempt at self-installing a stereo, it was relatively easy to install. I love that the display offers so many colors and, as a stickler for crisp sound, it comes with a pro-equalizer...need I say more? Even after bypassing the vehicle's stock amp to install, the sound is incredible...you'd never guess there was no amp and the sound was coming out of stock speakers. Thoroughly impressed.

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    Nice factory replacement

    Written by: GT from NJ on February 9, 2011

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

    Haven,t installed a receiver in probably 20 years and this installation was straight forward and took less than 30 minutes. Looks great with panel display color matching rest of vehicle and sounds far better than standard factory radio. Nice features as well like front usb and aux inputs.

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    easy operation

    Written by: Stan from Hickory NC on February 9, 2011

    2002 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect replacement for a DD stereo, Very easy to operate, has great sound and options!

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    It has big buttons!

    Written by: Shoe from Green Bay, WI on February 8, 2011

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

    I use my 2005 Express Van for my business in Wisconsin. I wanted to be able to listen to CD's and mp3's, but not lose the ability use the radio with gloves on. I have been very happy and impressed with this radio. I was able to get the color scheme to echo the Instrument panel for a very factory look. The sound quality of my system is not great, but that is 100% the fault of the factory speakers. It does sound better than the factory radio and the quick EQ setting lets me switch easily between music and spoken word. The controls are very intuitive, especially since the volume knob acts as a "pause" on the CD and "mute" on the radio. Very handy. I would buy this again. Probably even a better/cheaper alternative to a factory upgrade.

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    Perfect fit

    Written by: wb57 from Raleigh, NC on February 8, 2011

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

    Installed easily in a 2003 Silverado. Nice replacement for the POS OEM stereo that finally went kicking and screaming. Decent standard features and option set.

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    Great Unit

    Written by: Mark A from Gulfport, MS on February 7, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For a little more than the cost of a replacement unit from GM I received a much better JVC KW-XR610 CD Receiver. The sound is fantastic compared to the GM original, even with stock speakers. Better speakers from Crutchfield are my next purchase.

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    excellent upgrade

    Written by: Brian from Silver Sprind MD on February 6, 2011

    2003 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this unit to replace my stock radio in my 2003 wrx. The power alone made this a great purchase. It turned my stock speakers into some thing acceptable. Though I plan on replacing those too one day. The aux out and usb out on the front really make things easy when connecting ipods/iphones. The head unit control is straight forward too. The color options, though a simple idea really make the unit blend it well. Lastly I like the idea that it is ready for HD and SAT radio with little to no fuss. Great radio. Highly recommend.

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    Awesome..Amazing...Spectacular...did I mention Awesome?

    Written by: Sky_Rail from Milton, Florida on February 5, 2011

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

    First of all Crutchfield is amazing. Every stereo I have ordered from them was a breeze to install. This radio was no different. Now as far as this stereo goes I bought it for my wife's Silverado. Yes it looks amazing with optional colored lighting, but the sound is spot on. Of course having the right speakers is just as important. Crutchfield was there for that as well. I recommend this stereo for anyone who wants a high profile stereo with great sound,

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    JVC KW-XR610

    Written by: Pete from Cudahy, Wi on February 5, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My head unit display is hard to read in sunlight/daylight. There is a dimming feature but even that doesn't help because the display has a shiny clear plastic housing. The display is too small. Hard to navigate the menu. Overall, it is a nice sounding upgrade from factory. My Crutchfield rep directed me to Boston Acoustic speakers. A great match.

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    Good Unit

    Written by: BobJ from Renton, WA on February 3, 2011

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

    Unit sounds great, the colors are really cool. The menu system is OK, but some features it takes a while to navigate to, like Loudness. When connecting an IPOD it is best to use the IPOD for control, as it takes too long to browse using the radio controls, the screen shows numbers first, then the song tiltes etc. Good news is that they allow both. If you just use playlists in the car, then let the JVC unit control your selection of playlists, otherwise use the IPOD to select.

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    Awesome Head Unit...Buy it!

    Written by: Jimmy G. from Alabama on January 30, 2011

    2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    99-06 Chevy or GMC Truck Owners READ THIS REVIEW! If you have a 99-06 Chevy or GMC Truck and you want or, in my case, need to upgrade. This system will fit the bill. My Vehicle: 2006 Ext. Cab Sierra 2500HD W/T. Speakers: Polk Audio db 461p 4"x6" Plate 2-way Speakers & Polk Audio db 651s 6-1/2" Slim 2-way Speakers Crutchfield: Awesome! JVC KW-XR610: Awesome. Easy to install, sounds great and pushes the Polks good too. iPod controls are major plus if you use an iPod. In a W/T model there are no chimes or anything. When you order a HU for a GM product you need to order the special peripheral that will allow the door chimes and such to work. Well, mine doesn't do that, but when I added the chime/harness peripheral I got that feature, nice I guess, but annoying sometimes. This HU does it all and it looks great. Install: Easy. You only use 3wo pieces of the dash kit. Mount the ears to the trim plate and screw it in. Simple. I soldered all connections. In conclusion, if you want to upgrade, and these items are the ticket. This system is perfect for all kinds of music. It all sounds good. Throw in a powered sub under the seat and it would run you out of the vehicle. That's next for me. Thanks Crutchfield!

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    JVC KW-XR610

    Written by: stevem from cortez,co on January 20, 2011

    1995 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great stereo,very easy to install with the installation gear. Crutchfield was awesome to work with. my MP3 player works with the usb port although all of the files are not acknowledged.

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    Radio was worse than my factory

    Written by: Josh from WV on January 16, 2011

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

    The receiver is super nice looking, the colors match up well with my factory lights and the sound is pretty nice (albeit I couldn't distinguish much difference between the sound quality of this receiver and my factory '08 tacoma receiver). Two complaints: 1. I don't like having to cycle through all of my input options the change the source. I like to be able to go directly from FM to AM or FM to USB, not cycle through 6 different sources and try to remember their sequence. Not a biggie, just slightly annoying. 2. The FM radio signal of this unit falls VERY short from the factory radio signal. This IS a biggie for me because I bought this receiver for the usb/aux inputs and FM radio quality as I do not intend to buy satellite radio or HD radio. The advertised radio quality of 9.3dBf was actually the deciding factor and reason I bought this unit. Crutchfield sent me an FM Amplifier to try to fix the problem, but it really only made things worse. I think I will be sending both of these back.

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    ipod

    Written by: Customer#1 from New Bern, NC on January 5, 2011

    Menu options allow iPod control from the headunit or from the iPod itself

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    Better than OEM radio

    Written by: oghamster from Miami, Fl on December 7, 2010

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

    Lost some features I liked, gained some features I like. Lost artist, song info, can't go directly to a programed channel unless its in the first six. Gained ipod control, more power, usb/aux input, and more control over the sound. If I get the optional hd tuner I will gain back artist/song info but only on hd stations. Overall I like it, If i had to do it all over again I might look at some other models a little closer.

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    Very Good - Fits Well

    Written by: ckam from calbash, nc on December 6, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice radio, good sound and features. I plugged in my iPOD to the USB port and it works great. The radio fits well with the thin trim ring supplied in the fitting kit for my 2010 Nissan Frontier (non-integrated radio). Only one complaint that others have noted, when the radio is OFF, the clock does not display. So, I just set the radio to AUX and turn down the sound and I can see the clock just fine. To mount the radio, I had to remove the metal sleeve and faceplate (don't need the face plate - used the thin trim ring in the kit) on the new radio to get at the mounting holes. 3 of the 4 holes on each of the existing metal brackets had to be redrilled. The harness worked well. All in all it was a fairly easy install.

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    Written by: Frank from R. Hill GA on December 1, 2010

    2007 Saturn ION 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is a steal and such an easy install for anyone who can match wires according to color. The stereo is very easy to use and the features on it are wonderful.

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    Better than stock for sure !

    Written by: Alan K. from Reading, PA on November 30, 2010

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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    I bought this unit because I wanted to hook my ipod direct up to the car. I was concerned that it would not have really good sound quality without an amp or speakers. I was assured it would be fine, and it actually is much better than I had hoped for. I am very pleased. Good sound was my main goal. that and not having to mes with an FM transmitter for the ipod. Only negative think that I have to say is that I was unaware that I had to buy the extra wiring harness just to hook it up. And that now I can not use my steering wheel radio controls without buying even another adapter. I chose to just tune on the radio. The other thing that I miss is the song names that come through from the radio station on the factory radio. I also wish that it did not force you to do the ipod controls through the radio. I like to be able to use the ipod, and do the cover-flow, etc .... but it totally locks out the ipod, making it a little hard to navigate if you have a lot of songs.

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    The absolute best for the money

    Written by: Adamuz from Brooklyn, NY on November 29, 2010

    1999 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound, the features, the price, the looks, the colors about 60. The right stero to get hands down.

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    Great Deal!

    Written by: MBS from Chicago on November 29, 2010

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

    Needed a clean looking head unit with aux/usb connections to replace the factory stereo on my 06 Explorer. The front USB jack are extremely convenient. Just plug in ur Ipod, leave it in the glove box and control everything from the head unit. There are a lot of menu's with this receiver but set up is easy by accessing everything with the large silver knob. Sound is excellent and can be adjusted by the user if ur not a fan of the EQ presets. The infinite color choices is a nice touch. The supplied dash kit is not the best fitting but I was able to make it work. Otherwise install was a breeze. I would recommend soldering the dozen or so wires for the wiring harness so nothing comes loose later on and u have to pull the dash apart again to fix it.

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    Written by: Lionel from Baltimore, MD on November 17, 2010

    2010 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade that made even the weak stock speakers in my WRX sound 10x better. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great sounding head unit that doesn't stand out in the dash, but provides a lot of functionality.

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    Written by: IanC from Phoenix, AZ on November 15, 2010

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent unit, improved the sound a lot over the Blaupunkt San Jose unit I had. Love the easy controls - buttons are big & the face is uncluttered. Even the i-pod is easy to control off the head unit (unlike the one in my Scion)

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    Written by: ken G from Downers Grove IL. on November 13, 2010

    2005 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome radio! I wanted something that had a USB port and look as close to stock as possible. Definitely worth it, and with free shipping, mounting hardware and hookups, it was the best price! Haven't had the volume past 30 ( goes up to 50) and its plenty loud! Thanks again Crutchfield!

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    Excellent Radio and Help Installing

    Written by: Charles S. from Onamia, MN on October 16, 2010

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

    This product is the best I've experienced to date. I just installed it. The radio has great signal strength the other one that said that the FM signal was poor must not connected the right wires. The Customer Support was great at helping me install this the right way.

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    Written by: Steve from IL on October 16, 2010

    2009 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this because I could not get any bass out of my factory stereo. What a difference. This thing sounds awesome, has lots of power. Total night and day difference in the sound quality both the highs and the lows. I like everything about it, it looks great, sounds great. I've been purchasing JVC radios for over 20 years and have been very satisfied with each one. And, the folks at crutchfield are the best. You will always have the support if needed.

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    A Steal

    Written by: wareagle from Newport News, VA on October 12, 2010

    2004 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit, has all the features one could want and is priced just right. I installed this in my Mountaineer in no time. It looks like it could have came with the truck. The color change option is a plus as you can match the unit to your dash. I'm a rookie installer and this was as simple as it could have been to install and have going. Get yourself one.

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    Perfect for 2005 Silverado Factory Replacement

    Written by: Troy from Crossville, TN on September 29, 2010

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

    I have had this surpurb CD receiver installed for a couple of weeks now. No probles what so ever. Installation was a breeze, looks great and goes very well with Silverado's dash. This unit is easily expandable in the future for XM radio, iPod, amps etc. The in-dash installation kit that ships with the unit is OK. But only needed to 2 outside pieces for mounting. Most of the pieces are not needed. As with most newer vehicles the GM Integration Adapter that is recommended installed fairly easy also. Looks like the instructions and unit has been improved over previous versions.

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    Written by: DanF from New York, NY on September 8, 2010

    2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
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    Only have this a couple of weeks, but so far it seems OK. One problem: it does not illuminate if the radio is off when the key is turned on. Not a problem in daylight, but not good at night. Found a work around that provides a partial solution: hit the "Display" button (easy to find in the dark) and the display illuminates for a few seconds, enabling easily finding the power switch. FM reception is similar to the factory unit I replaced. AM reception is poor, but I don't usually use it so not an issue. Power output is fine with the factory speakers, which I had no reason to replace. Sound is clean and clear, and will drive you out of the car if you crank the volume. Unit presents a nice appearance.

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    Written by: rene from La Feria, Tx. on September 3, 2010

    I bought this stereo for the wattage it has plus needed double din stereo for my nissan. Luckily my friend agreed to install it along with component speakers in front, equalizer with driver and amp and sub. Let me tell you it sounds awesome! Have sat. radio and listen to that most of the time with my new stereo. A little confusing to figure out colors, sat. stations, settings, but got it set. Good stereo worth the money it cost..

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    Written by: TomB from Hollywood MD on September 3, 2010

    2000 Honda Civic
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    Great value for the money. Good sound and great features!

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    Nice fit, nice look

    Written by: Dave W from Minneapolis, MN on August 31, 2010

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

    Good fit,and look. A very good value. The color match is a great bonus. This is a very easy to use unit.

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    Written by: asantos from Peoria, AZ on August 11, 2010

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

    This stereo is an awesome addition to my truck. The ipod controls that allow me to switch between using the deck or my ipod directly is incredibly convenient. I could also notice better quality sound through all my speakers when listening to the radio or a cd. The almost infinite color combinations i can create for my deck is really cool too. Installation went smoothly for the most part- the only thing im worried about is that the mounting kit doesnt fit snugly on the deck. I go offroading alot and notice that my deck shakes around alot (as it is bolted directly to the body of the truck). Overall though I'd recommend this deck to anyone!

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    Written by: 2005 Mustang GT from Greenville, MS on July 17, 2010

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was unhappy with the stock shaker 500 stereo in my 2005 Mustang GT. The 6-CD changer would skip on smooth roads since new, some discs were worse than others. Last December, the 6-CD changer quit on me ("CD-Error" message after it made a buzzing sound). The JVC KW-XR610 filled the 2DIN opening and gave the dash an updated look. The CD sounds much better than the old shaker 500 and no skipping! The JVC unit works well with my old iPod Nano, I can choose my playlist on the go without trying to look at the little iPod Nano screen. The sound from the JVC unit is much cleaner than the shaker 500 with crisper highs. The adjustable subwoofer cutoff frequency is great! Many people cutoff at around 80 Hz when the subwoofer is in the trunk, but since my subwoofers are in the door, I can set it to cut off at 157 Hz. This is because I can hear higher frequencies, since the subwoofers are close to my ears. The install went smoothly. The guide that Crutchfield sent was easy to follow. The PAC C2R-FRD1 is needed for this install if you want to have the factory subwoofers work right. All I did was put on heat-shrink tubing and solder the wires. I think every wire from the JVC and the PAC matched in color. This was reassuring, since I have not installed a car stereo in 18 years.

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    Written by: good74 from Philadelphia, PA on July 14, 2010

    I recently purchased the JVC KW-WR610 from this site. I utilized the expert recommendation. I submitted my request late Saturday night on the 3rd of July and had a response on Sunday the 4th. They spec'd out everything I needed for my Ford F-150 including the Sirius SR option. I received my shipment by Wednesday the following week and had it installed and buttoned up in 3 hours Wednesday night without a hitch. Excellent customer service, Crutchfield has this down to a science! As for the JVS unit: Pros: Definite upgrade from my factory head unit, better response and overall sound, easy setup if you reference the manual (which is breaking all mans laws, LOL), Bluetooth works extremely well with my iPhone 3G (everyone compliments me and doesn't believe me that it's a car speaker phone), fits beautifully in my dash and does not look out of place at all Cons: IPod works most of the time, when it does not I just reboot my phone and I'm back in business, this may be an phone problem more than a JVC problem? Overall I would recommend thishead unit and Crutchfield to anyone looking to upgrade their stock stereo system in their vehicle. Seamless install and lot's of features in the JVC make it a no brainer!

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    Written by: wes from Austin on July 10, 2010

    2008 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent Radio, the color scheme is great, the sound is amazing. I have a 07 Titan did not need any accessories (antena cable, etc... Fit perfect with 2008 kit. I would recommend this radio...

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    Written by: bigjohnchevy from tenn. on July 3, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I recently purchased this unit despite someone posting one bad review ,this is a great radio ,and a bargain too,its a lot better than the price reflects,if it is installed correctly it will work correctly,it surpasses my expectations of it by a long shot.plus I saved about 75 bucks buying it from Crutchfield.

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    Written by: silentsleeper02 from Richmond, VA on June 21, 2010

    2006 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this in a 2006 350z and I was just looking to spend my money on other parts of my car (exhaust, rims etc. ) and didn't want to spend a whole lot of money on my head unit. Needless to say, you get what you pay for. I have an iphone 3g which was my primary source of music and the head unit does not respond to it well. When plugged up, it plays the first song alphabetically 90% of the time. It does NOT pick up where you left off, which was extremely annoying to me. Half of the time when I would plug up my phone via usb, the head unit would not play any music at all or would hesitate to play. When the music did actually work, it would have a one second distortion about three or four times per song. This could be from a bad downloaded file on my part, but I think it's from poorly executed syncing from the head unit. Many times when I tried to skip to the next song I would have to hit the button two or three times because it apparently didn't read the first punch. Overall this is my first JVC unit and I won't go back. I have always had good luck with Pioneer ( four different installs on four different vehicles ) and I just purchased the avh-p4200. +1 on crutchfield though, fast shipping and excellent return policy.

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    Great looking, good unit, great value

    Written by: Donnie from Morris, AL on May 29, 2010

    2008 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my 2008 Mazda 3. I needed better control of my subwoofer than the factory unit had. This unit was just what I needed. It has switchable preamp outputs and the ability to control the frequencies going to the sub. It also has a sub level adjustment. The ipod controls work perfectly with my 3rd generation Nano. CD and Ipod sound are outstanding, FM sound quality is good. The menu adjustments take a minute to figure out but after a few mintues it is very intuitive. It has a high quality glossy finish that looks great in the dash. The readout is clear and easy to read. I was able to adjust the color to match my car perfectly. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because the FM sound could be a little better.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Colorado on May 22, 2010

    2007 Mazda CX-7
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    I wanted to replace my stock stereo in my Mazda CX7 and I bought this JVC because it has a bunch of colors options for both the buttons and display (I needed red). It has all the features I wanted at a very reasonable price. My only two complaints are 1) the face of the stereo has rounded edges so you have to let it extend from the face of the car maybe an 1/8 of an inch, otherwise it wont look right. 2) The plug for the steering wheel control adaptor (PAC SWI Jack) was slightly recessed. I had to get an extension for the adaptor so it would fit snug. (The connector is just an ordinary adaptor that comes on the end of a standard set of stereo headphones for like a walkman or iPod so it was easy to find).

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    What's in the box?

    Download the JVC KW-XR610 manual

    • Double-Din AM/FM/CD receiver with 15-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis
    • Sleeve (attached with 4 screws)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK50)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • 4" Minijack cable (extension for steering wheel remote input)
    • 6 Pan-head screws
    • 6 Counter-sunk screws
    • Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • USB/Bluetooth Adapter Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • US Warranty Sheet
    • Canadian Warranty Card
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)

    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front and Optional Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional tuner not available
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color VarioColor
    Key Button Color VarioColor
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux Connection
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    Remote Control
    Display Features

    Disc Playback

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KW-XR610 can play MP3 (32-320 kbps)/WMA files (32-320 kbps) that have been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo or Windows long file. Each disc can have a total of 512 files, 255 folders, and 8 hierarchical levels. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3 or WMA files.

    Fast Search: If your MP3/WMA disc contains a lot of tracks, you can fast search (+/- 10, 100, 1000) through the disc by simply turning the head unit's rotary dial to find the right song.

    A to Z Search: You can search MP3/WMA tracks alphabetically in a desired folder on a disc.

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

    Disc Protection: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust; playback starts automatically.

    Off Eject: The KW-XR610 allows you to eject your disc with the head unit turned off.

    Note: The unit will not allow you to load a CD while it is powered off.

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

    USB/iPod/Aux Connection

    Front-Panel USB Port: The JVC KW-XR610 features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) for connection of a USB mass-storage class device. The USB port enables audio playback and control of MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps) audio files stored on a portable USB mass-storage class device (FAT 12/16/32). The KW-XR610 can recognize a total of 5,000 files and 255 folders (255 files per folder). The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3/WMA files. The KW-XR610 provides Fast Search (+/- 10, 100, 1000) and Alphabetical Search (A-Z) to help you find your MP3/WMA files stored on your USB device.

    Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB mass storage class device whose rating is other than 5V and exceeds 500 mA. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    iPod Direct: The JVC KW-XR610's front-panel USB port also acts as an iPod high-speed direct connection when used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod. An additional iPod cable is available (469USBPOD, sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. Menu options allow iPod control from the head unit or from the iPod itself. From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search your iPod/iPhone's music by Category (Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Genre/Composer/Audiobook). If the selected category contains a high number of tracks, you can fast search (+/-10, 100, 1000) through the music tracks in that particular category by simply turning the head unit's control dial. The KW-XR610 also supports Repeat and Random playback functions of your iPod/iPhone. Regardless of control mode, the KW-XR610 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file text. The iPod/iPhone will also charge whenever it is connected with the head unit turned on. The JVC KW-XR610 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of November2011):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0.1 Y N 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 revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

    Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable digital music player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Optional Rear Auxiliary Input: An optional KS-U57 or KS-U58 adapter (105KSU57 or 257KSU58, both sold separately) can be connected to the J-port on the rear panel; giving you an additional auxiliary input. When either of these adapters is used, you cannot connect another external device to this port.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KW-XR610 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically.

    Title Assignment: You can also assign names (up to eight characters) for 30 AM/FM station frequencies.

    IF Filter: You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

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

    HD Radio Ready: The KW-XR610 is HD Radio ready, and requires a compatible JVC HD Radio Tuner, such as the KT-HD300.

    Note: The KT-HD300 is a discontinued item and is no longer available.

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:

    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Direct2 tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (package item number 700XMJVC2, sold separately).
    • SIRIUS: The JVC KW-XR610 is compatible with the SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play Dock.
      • SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item number 607SCC1) and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item number 105KSRA100) - package # 700SIRJVC1, sold separately.)
      • SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item number 105KSRA100, sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number 607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
    • Portable: A portable satellite radio receiver can be connected to the head unit via the front panel auxiliary input or a JVC auxiliary input adapter, such as the KS-U57 or KS-U58 (sold separately).

    Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-XR610 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-XR610 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 KW-XR610 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 KW-XR610 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)

    Pro EQ: The KW-XR610 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 6 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal, Bass, 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).

    Tone
    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 800, 100, 200 Hz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 0.75, 1.0, 1.25, 2.0
    Treble  10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) Fixed

    Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can turn the Loudness feature on or off.

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-XR610 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.

    Source Volume: 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.

    Switchable Preamp Outputs: The KW-XR610 is equipped with two pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front/Rear). You can set the rear preamp outputs for connecting 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, and you can set the cutoff frequency of the low pass filter at 72Hz, 111Hz, or 157Hz. The subwoofer level can be set between 0 and 8.

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

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KW-XR610 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote has Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    Steering Wheel Remote Ready: The unit also features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Display Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-XR610 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve.

    Note: As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Variable Color LCD and Key Illumination: The JVC KW-XR610 features 29 color presets for the LCD display and button illumination. Additionally, there is a user preset, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31; resulting in approximately 30,000 custom color options. The chosen color can be applied to the display panel and the backlighting for all the buttons, except the Eject and Display buttons (they remain red). You can choose to use the same color for the LCD display and button illumination or use a separate color for each one. You can also select a different color for daytime and nighttime in regards to the unit's LCD display and button illumination, as well as adjust the display's contrast manually (1-8) to make display indications clear and legible.

    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 illumination lead).

    Clock Display: The head unit features a 12/24-hour clock. When you press the Display button during power off, the unit will turn on, display the clock for 5 seconds, then shut off. This can be done with the ignition on or off.

     

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