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Our take on the JVC KW-NSX1

JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver offers all the cool features you'd expect in a multimedia receiver: a sharp-looking 6.1" touchscreen, hands-free calling, audio streaming, variable color illumination, and comprehensive tone controls. And it's designed to work with a wide variety of smartphones, from audio playback with an iPhone® 5 to extensive control over select Android phones through MirrorLink™. 

Have JVC, will travel

JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver offers all the cool features you'd expect in a multimedia receiver: a sharp-looking 6.1" touchscreen, hands-free calling, audio streaming, variable color illumination, and comprehensive tone controls. And it's designed to work with a wide variety of smartphones, from audio playback with an iPhone® 5 to extensive control over select Android phones through MirrorLink™. 

Outstanding iPhone® app control

With your iPhone connected via JVC's KS-U30 cable, you can view and control a wide variety of apps on the KW-NSX1's screen through JVC's App mode (app control requires Lightning to 30-pin adapter with iPhone 5). You'll get basic control over audio apps like Rhapsody and Tunein Radio for simple functions like play/pause or track up/down, plus the ability to view streaming video from sources like Netflix and YouTube when the car is parked.

JVC's App Link mode (not available with iPhone 5) lets you view traffic info from Inrix, Cobra iRadar other driving apps when your iPhone's connected. For powerful navigation, download the MotionX-GPS Drive app (subscription required) and you'll be able to see maps and live traffic reports on the receiver's screen. You'll still need to access your iPhone, however, so consider adding an iPhone mount, for easy use.

MirrorLink offers outstanding integration with select smartphones

If your smartphone is a big part of your life, it's only natural that you'd want to tap into it when you're on the road. JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver works with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones, including the popular Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Symbian models. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy touchscreen control over your music, phone contacts, and select apps — a seamless experience.


MirrorLink offers outstanding integration with select smartphones.

What will I need for MirrorLink?

MirrorLink needs three elements to do its thing: a compatible receiver like the KW-NSX1, a compatible smartphone, and an app that works with MirrorLink. The system works like this:

  • Download the app (prices vary) to your compatible phone. This lets the phone enter "car mode," which provides a simplified graphical interface that's ideal for use in the car, as it's easy to see at a glance, and much easier to use.
  • Connect your phone to the receiver using the receiver's USB input and your phone's USB cable.
  • Launch the app on your phone, and tap the MirrorLink icon in the receiver's source menu. The optimized car mode menu will appear on your receiver's screen.

A full-fledged multimedia receiver

The KW-NSX1 also offers DVD, CD, and USB  playback, including support for MP3s, WMA, and WAV files. And you can enjoy video content on the screen when you're parked, or send video to rear seat screens when you're taking long road trips with the family. JVC makes it easy for you to take your Pandora® Internet radio stations on the road. Just plug in your iPhone and you'll have touchscreen control over Pandora right in your dash.

Speaking of Bluetooth

This receiver lets you enjoy the safety and convenience of hands-free calling with almost any Bluetooth phone. And you can stream audio from your device to the receiver as well, for a wireless, tangle-free connection whenever you get in the car.

Great for the rest of your music

Once you plug your iPod or iPhone into the USB input, you can tap your way through all your tunes and playlist on this JVC's responsive touchscreen. If you're not an iPod user, you can load up a USB drive or a recordable disc with digital files — it's easy to fit hundreds of tracks on either one, and you can still dive in using the touchscreen.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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.

This radio is everything I hoped it would be. Works and sounds fantastic. easy to install and a great improvement to my stock radio in my F150.

Anonymous, Austin TX

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What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN DVD receiver (10-amp fuse inserted in chasis)
  • Detachable 6.1" touchscreen monitor (inside face case)
  • Sleeve (installed) Trim ring (installed)
  • Soft face case
  • Smartphone adapter module (KS-NSX1)
  • Receiver Wiring harness
  • Smartphone adapter harness
  • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
  • KS-UBT1 USB Bluetooth adapter (pre-installed)
  • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • 8 Pan head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 4 Flat head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • 3 Red wire splice taps (18-22 gauge)
  • Rubber boot
  • Rear-support stud (with flat-washer/lock-nut attached)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Velcro
  • 2 Self-adhesive covers
  • Face-fixing screw
  • Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Installation/Connection Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • US warranty information
  • Canadian warranty information
  • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
  • "Caution" note (taped to wiring harness)
  • "Caution on cleaning the unit" note (attached to touchscreen monitor)
  • iPhone/iPod Users note
  • Face-fixing screw note
  • Bluetooth Adapter Caution note
  • USB Bluetooth Adapter instructions
  • SDHC note
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 User note

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with detachable face
    • MirrorLink technology for app integration with select smartphones
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • App mode for control of music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone (iPhone 5 requires Lightning to 30-pin adapter)
    • App Link mode (not available with iPhone 5) for viewing select iPhone traffic and nav apps on screen
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    • variable color illumination with over 30,000 choices of colors
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio/visual features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see "Details" for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric EQ with 8 preset sound modes
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • iPod control: JVC KS-U30 cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • inputs: rear USB input, front panel aux in, rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output; 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer)
    Other information:


    Average Customer Review(s):

    (94 Reviews)

    Used to work well

    mikeG from New York on 4/13/2015

    Initially this product worked great with the verizon S3. When the verizon S3 firmware got updated sometime in september 2013 the unit stopped working as it was suppose to and would crash every time the drive link app started and was plugged in for mirroring. There was eventually a firmware update for the smartphone adapter inside and the phone still did not work for screen mirroring. Essentially the whole entire time I owned this it did not work as it was it was advertised. The bluetooth worked ok with it but now that it is 2015 I no longer have a S3 and have upgrade to the S5. This makes the product almost obsolete. However it still claims to have the mirror link technology. I have not yet tested my S5 with it but since but the last time I tried it still would not connect and am unable to install Drive Link for the s5. Frequent emails to Mirrorlink, JVC, Drive link app developers, and Crutchfield have yielded no helpful responses if any at all. In fact Crutchfield was the only one who actually emailed back with any sort of response wanting to help. If anyone would let me know if this product will at least eventually support any new phone properly that would be great. If not I am going to replace it as it has not lived up to its hype.

    Pros: Easy to set up Has bluetooth

    Cons: FM/AM radio GUI is awful


    Anonymous from Austin TX on 4/6/2014

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

    This radio is everything I hoped it would be. Works and sounds fantastic. easy to install and a great improvement to my stock radio in my F150.



    nice head unit. good value overall.

    Jeff from Lusby, MD on 3/28/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice head unit for the clearance price. The mirrorlink is not very good, and a pain in the butt to install because of the size of the box. Overall its a great head unit though.




    Gian from Miami, fl on 1/15/2014

    2007 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is not compatible with the Iphone 5, therefore the use is limited for music and hand free calling, the software has some bugs yet to fix

    Pros: Sound,

    Cons: can not use apps with the iphone 5, icons within the functions are so small that is very difficult to operate while driving

    dynamite dual din

    tony from Standish,me on 1/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    no complaints here. easy to use eq, sound and picture quality is excellent, looks great in the dash

    Pros: equalizer setup, easy to navigate around,

    Cons: bluetooth takes a bit to get used to

    filled with features

    Anonymous from Bay Area, CA on 12/28/2013

    2003 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Screen size good, but in retrospect, will look for 7" size screen next time since I have Note2 phone & much bigger screen would be nice. Sound improved through stock Bose speakers & good visuals on sound shaping features. Installed relay to play DVDs while moving (easy & cheap fix). Rear view camera is viewable w/o putting car in reverse. Smartphone adaptor in a separate module makes for extra work, but for mirror link feature, worth the effort. There is a feature to customize the wallpaper; haven't done it yet, but good to have. Even though this model is discontinued, JVC has same thing available

    Pros: Feature packed, good design

    Cons: Lots of connections in back. Be ready to stuff into typical tight spaces behind receiver.

    Excellent value!

    Chris from Undisclosed, OR on 12/23/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice head unit. Installation was a breeze in my 2002 Accord coupe. The smartphone control module mounted well in my glove box for easy access if an update should be necessary and Crutchfield shipped everything else I needed to complete the installation. The Samsung drivelink application was not compatible with my Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3 and would crash every time it would connect to the HU but the modded Drivelink application found on XDA works great and provided full mirroring capability. Even with the stock speakers the sound if far superior to the stock HU and I found the UI very easy to navigate. Blue tooth works excellent just don't forget to plug in the external microphone that ships with the unit and make sure to find an acceptable place to mount it to minimize road noise. I have not connected an iPod to the deck yet so I cannot comment much on the apple compatibility, but if you want to view video make sure you purchase the KS-U30 AV cable which is sold separately. Unlike other reviewers that have commented my radio signal is superb, during installation my antenna jack wiggled loose and after mounting the unit I had to fully seat the antenna, after that no problems with my signal. I have yet to hear the fan in the unit, I am guessing if it is starving for air in a particular install it would crank up and become louder. Overall this unit is a tremendous value for the money and I couldn't be happier! Thank you Crutchfield!

    Pros: Excellent value for the money Lots of features, great sound quality

    Cons: No remote is included the JVC RM-RK252P must be purchased separately. iPod AV cable is not included Drivelink still in its infancy

    First Time Shopper

    Ronald from Lantana, TX on 12/21/2013

    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent Radio, especially when using an Android phone with Mirror Link. Able to use the functions on the phone directly onto the Head unit.

    Pros: Excellent features such as Mirror Link for android phones- works great with Samsung G3

    Cons: Needed to place the control box (for mirrolink) in another location- not a problem, enough wires and connections, but took some extra time to complete.


    William from Taunton, MA on 12/19/2013

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

    Horrible sound quality. have been wanting to get this radio for months finally saved enough installed it ( Crutchfield said it fit, it fit terribly) played some music. sound was muffled, quiet. Did everything it says in the instructions nothing worked. VERY DISAPPOINTED


    Cons: to much to list

    Crutchfield response on December 23, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.


    Eduardo from 00795 on 12/15/2013

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




    This Works with Galaxy S4

    Parham from New Jersey on 12/12/2013

    Iphone 5 At first I had an issue with my wife's Iphone 5 not working via USB as the sound was not coming out. I just wanted the Pandora app working which after changing from IPOD to AV IN it worked (Thanks Crutchfield Tech Support). I did have to reset the Head Unit by pushing the pin hole under the volume nob so I could set up the radio again as AV IN was greyed out and would not let me change it from IPOD mode. Please note that without the Iphone cable you will not be able to send video to the head unit but you will get you album art and pandora fully working. Android Mirrorlink Next I needed to get the Applink to work. I installed Auron Full Mirroring Applink and did not have to root my phone ( It worked no problems only video via my phone to mirrorlink is slow on the head unit but thats why it has a dvd player. Just remember that you have to click on mirrorlink on the head unit then plug in your Android phone via the micro usb cable for it to work. I did not even try the samsung applink app but that would have probably worked as well but not full mirroring. The sound quality This sounds great after adjusting the equalizer to my liking.

    Pros: Lots of features and I love using Waze, Sound Quality, Build Quality and great price.

    Cons: Bluetooth streaming sometimes gets choppy, video playback via your phone is slow.

    jvc kw-nsx1 great product! Great Price!

    Tim from corpus christi texas on 12/11/2013

    2006 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Amazing sound quality! Very easy to install! Crutchfield gives you all the materials to get you going! If you can follow instructions know a little about electrical, and with support you can't go wrong.

    Pros: I use the Samsung galaxy note 2 the mirror link works wonders with my phone and receiver!!! Excellent product! !!!

    Cons: None!

    doesnt work with galaxy s4

    Anonymous from pittsburgh, pa on 12/6/2013

    1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Mirror link doesn't work at all. Samsungs drive link app is garbage, and the hacked one still wont allow this headunit to recognize my phone. And the sound from the internal amplifier is garbage, anything at or above a below reasonable level is horribly distorted. Thankfully Crutchfield was excellent about returning it, it only took a minute to complete the phone call for return auth. I am buying a pioneer.

    Pros: Well built

    Cons: Garbage sound quality. Doesnt work with android. Horrible gui.


    Robotics from Chicago,il on 11/30/2013

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

    Works horrible with iPhone 5. Adapters are a cheap pain for such a loss of functionality and it is constantly coming unplugged. All of the touch panel buttons are positioned in the most painful way. Example, tp and eq buttons are tiny, on the edge of the screen, good luck not hitting them or a giant source button (switching sources, stopping video kids now screaming) pandora: who puts the tiny "like" button right above the tiny skip track button and there is open screen space? Again, good luck getting the right tiny button picked. It does sound good. Just can't get over the button layout thing. And yes I calibrated it a dozen times. They work, just to hard to hit and not other stuff also.



    Not worth it

    Kingston W from Newport News, VA on 11/27/2013

    2003 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    first off, Crutchfield support was probably the best I've ever had when ordering this. installed in my '03 Ranger with little modification, which Crutchfield supplied instructions for and all the mounting hardware needed. No, I've tried it out for a few months to get a true feel for it. bluetooth works fine, radio works fine, but the drive link (mirror link) does not work with my galaxy S4 so now this radio which I bought is already outdated and is the only thing I'm displeased about.

    Pros: sound quality, bluetooth, touchscreen, response time.

    Cons: drive link does not work with any other samsung phone other than S3. won't work with my S4 which is the main reason I bought this smart phone adapter box is just very inconvenient, now its outdated and the newer models of the nsx don't even require one. wish the onscreen buttons were a bit bigger.

    good investment

    noc from las vegas nv on 11/22/2013

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Went into 2013 wrx. Subarus are infamous for less than mediocre sound systems. This will bring life into stock systems.

    Pros: Android interface.

    Cons: Slow video play when interfacing netflix or any videos from phone.


    John from OH on 11/4/2013

    2010 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed the JVC KW-NSX1 with not too many problems. Crutchfield support is pretty awesome. They answered my simple questions quickly. As for the JVC receiver, it works. There isn't too much exciting about it. The bluetooth works seemlessly though I do get some clicks/static often. The MirrorLink worked with my Samsung S3 with little fuss. However, again it is nothing to right home about. All in all this JVC is an okay receiver. I'd probably pick a different receiver if I had it to do all over again.

    Pros: All the features work and the sounds quality is definitely better than the factory radio.

    Cons: While on bluetooth there is frequent clicks/static. The Mirrorlink is unexciting and a bit of a pain to maneuver through. Maneuvering through the menu is not easy with big fingers.

    Very good, with one exception

    RickS from Sacramento, CA on 10/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm fairly well pleased with this piece of equipment. The interface is easy to use. The installation was pretty easy, even for a neophyte like me. Just one complaint, which pertains to the way in which the unit displays radio presets. Rather than showing the call letters or frequency, the unit shows the last couple words that scrolled from each station (artist and/or song title). This seems especially stupid to me. Presets ought to identify the station, rather than showing useless info from the last time the station was accessed.

    Pros: See above

    Cons: See above

    Very Nice Unit !

    Greg G from Toledo Ohio on 10/28/2013

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

    This is a VERY nice unit with ALOT of features ! installation was a little more advanced , but if you follow directions its pretty straight forward . I have installed many car stereos and this one was the most complex by far . Let me say here , I added a 4 channel Alpine amp to drive the front and rear speakers , so that added a little more wiring to the project . i also added a 2 channel Rockford Fosgate am to drive 2 Audiobahn 12" subs , with also added more wiring . nothing to complex , just standard hook ups . If you are just replacing the factory unit in your car , its a VERY easy hook up . The Mirrorlink is an easy connect also , however it doesnt "mirror" my phone . I am upgrading my phone soon , so that isnt a big deal . The bluetooth woorks great ! all , features on this unit work extremely well and I was REALLY surprised at the video quality and sound quality from this unit as i have only had Alpine head units in the past .

    Pros: everything works better than expected , VERY nice video and audio quality . Very simple to operate . i would definately recomend this unit to anyone looking to upgrade their factoy head unit .

    Cons: the instruction manual is VERY vague . if you havent installed a car stereo before , you may have a hard time following the install directions . The "mirrorlink" don't work with my phone , do your research to find out if your phone is compatable .

    decent unit

    spankingcool from brooklyn on 10/24/2013

    2001 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ok, i got this unit a few weeks ago and im happy with it, it has everything you need for audio enjoyment...nice sound quality, nice bright display, back ground costumised to match any car, mirror link for android...

    Pros: Nice display, mirror link feature with android built in, 9 band equalizer, price.

    Cons: Fm radio not really that good (may be my car antena), shine finish.

    Good enough

    gp360 from Dublin on 10/23/2013

    2013 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It gets the job done...bluetooth, mirrorlink, very good quality sound, even with stock speakers. I with bluetooth would let you navigate playlists, etc...but whatever. It is kinda alow responding every once in a while, but whatever. Cool customization options

    Pros: -versatile -great sound

    Cons: -a little slow -no "next' physical buttons...have to use screen (and next button is small)

    Nice Head Unit, Could be a little better.

    JStrag from Toms River, NJ on 10/21/2013

    2002 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First off, this is my first JVC head unit. In previous years I ALWAYS avoided them due to past experiences. With that said, they seem to be a much better product now. Fair amount of audio settings, and sounds good. Great variety of audio sources, etc. One thing, that I noticed was mentioned in an early review, the radio reception isn't that good. Granted I don't listen to the radio, if I did, I would be very upset with the price paid for the unit. Aside from that. Well worth the sale price and then some.

    Pros: Nice sound Many audio sources 4v pre amps Clean look Many features

    Cons: Radio reception Glare on screen in the sun Mirrorlink is a bit of a pain CD's take a while to load

    Come for the unit, stay for the customer service

    LDS from NJ on 10/21/2013

    2012 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I will be taking a 22 hour drive alone with my two kids next month. I wanted something that will be easy to see my GPS and something to provide entertainment for the kids. (I have a Hyundai Accent 2012 and there is nowhere good to mount my phone). That being said, the main attractions for me: DVD player, Bluetooth, CD player, radio, touch screen, Android integration. I don't really care about sound quality or a rear view backup camera, those are just plusses in my book. The unit itself is fairly simple to install. The smart phone adaptor was a pain in the butt. But Crutchfield tech support is WONDERFUL... If you bought this unit anywhere else, you would be SOL. Crutchfield will talk you through it until it's installed correct. The unit has AMAZING sound. The picture quality is OK, but if i wanted top-of-the-line I would have spent at least twice as much. The tuner module is ok ... I only get three local stations (I live about 30 miles from NYC and can't get any of those stations) and the interface is a little confusing. I suppose I could get an antenna boost, but if you love to listen to the radio be forewarned before you buy this unit. Listen to what other reviewers are saying about the hacked version of Drivelink (look it up on Youtube as Drivelink full mirroring). Also keep in mind that you WILL have to do an update to the smartphone adaptor with an SD card. Overall, good value for the price, excellent customer service from Crutchfield.

    Pros: Looks amazing, sound quality is excellent, has all the "bells and whistles", great value

    Cons: Radio signal is WEAK... Can only get two local stations, Mirrorlink is almost useless (unless you have the hack version), smart phone adapter is hard to install.


    JVC KW-NSX1 from Clifton, NJ on 10/4/2013

    2012 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It an awsome radio, I got my nintendo Wii U, back up camera , speakers, subs, amps and smart phone(galaxy s3) connected to it. Love it

    Pros: All pros no cons, and its Bluetooth compatible, touch screen.

    Cons: None

    great head unit!

    mike from deltona fl. on 10/2/2013

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

    Great head unit for the money! I have owned a few dvd-nav units in the past and this one has all the features of bigger, more expensive models. The interface is smooth and fairly easy to use. The touch screen seems to work better than any other unit I've owned. I recommend this unit as a great starter unit.

    Pros: Price... loaded with features.

    Cons: External box for cell phone interface and navigation.

    Crutchfield has your back

    tzpetlover from Poway, Ca on 10/1/2013

    2012 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First the stereo is great, has nice sound and links with my phone right away. I have a Galaxy S4 and the market app Drivelink will not work with it, but if you search the internet you will find the app that has been fixed by an individual and once I installed that the mirrorlink works great. So for those people who haven't been able to use the mirrorlink the solution is out there. But I give a thumbs up for Crutchfield getting my stereo to me in timely manner and great customer support with help on questions I had while installing my stereo. No one has complained when I use the speaker phone so all good there. I have not tried the usb cord not need when I have my phone with everything on it.

    Pros: Looks nice in my car. Has great sound and features. When you turn off the car while you have been listening to music through bluetooth and then get back in it automatically syncs with your phone and starts playing the music from your phone where you left off

    Cons: Mirrorlink will not work with most android phones, which has nothing to do with the stereo but the software and with a little research you can find the app Drivelink on the internet that has all the kinks worked out it. You can't use the stereo main components while hooked in with Mirrorlink but I am not interested in listening to a radio station when I can listen to the music in my collections and still have a full size and up to date gps

    Not so good

    TomA from Minnesota on 9/25/2013

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

    Ease of use is ok at best. When hooked up to your phone in drive link, after you add apps on the phone in drive link app they do not show up on the radio face to use. The antenna does not have a strong signal and when traveling only the closest local stations come in, mainly the religious and talk radio.



    Excellent unit with great features

    Joelw from Huntsville, AL on 9/25/2013

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

    This is a great unit, looks good and sounds good. Audio is awesome and adjustable and this is with my factory speakers still in. The Bluetooth works fantastic, both with playing music from my phone as well as making calls, the call quality is good and I haven't heard any complaints on the other end. The DVD player works and sounds great as well. The only thing I'm less than impressed with is the MirrorLink feature. I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and it will connect easily with the micro-usb cable. However, if you're looking for something with more functionality with your phone and the ability for full mirroring I would look at some of the higher-end units. This MirrorLink allows you make calls with your phone book,use your gps and nav. system, and play your phone's music just like you would with Bluetooth. Overall I've been very pleased and for a double din touchscreen unit for this price I think it's about as good as it gets.

    Pros: Sound quality is good, easy to use bluetooth and make calls

    Cons: Full mirroring is not what I expected.

    Great Sounding receiver with nice display

    Negativeight from Upland, CA on 9/24/2013

    2013 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit sounds great with an easily tweakable EQ feature. Paired with the right speakers (RMS around 20 watts) the on board amp packs a nice punch with plenty of head room to add an amplified sub to the mix. The display looks great and DVD video reproduction is clean and sharp.

    Pros: Great sound, ease of use, good DVD video reproduction

    Cons: No lighted disc guides, so inserting discs while night driving is a little tricky


    Anonymous from florida on 9/22/2013

    2009 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice for the price



    Great Unit!!!

    Anonymous from Nashville, TN on 9/22/2013

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

    I love this unit. MirrorLink works well; however you have to disable Bluetooth on the unit. I have issues with app but I hope it will improve soon. The only complaint is the USB on the unit is shady. You have to use the right flash drive for it to work properly..not plug and play as I would have liked. Looks good, easy to use, DVD works great. Customizable to a point. Would like to be able to add my car logo on the startup screen. Backup camera works great, the harness and dash kit worked well. I plan to purchase again for another vehicle. Shipping was quick and Crutchfield was great (as usual!).

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Shady USB and JVC should add the firmware to work with any phone via the USB connection.

    good product great price

    badtimmy from washington IL on 9/22/2013

    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really like this head unit. It really brought the car up to date. I decided to keep my factory infinity amp. Went ahead and got a 12 inch powered sub and the sound quality is amazing. My only complaint is that it doesnt interact with my phone as well as I thought it might. I have a galaxy s3. It appears that it interacts better with the iphone.

    Pros: Great value really cool

    Cons: Some functions dont work with galaxy phones

    Nice unit-great price

    maak from Salem Oregon on 9/20/2013

    1998 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a nice unit. Sound is good. It's fairly simple to use. The backup camera I added works great. There have been complaints about the microphone being too quiet well, try reading the directions-it's adjustable.



    Excellent product and excellent customer service

    DennisD from Phoenix, AZ on 9/16/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Although I have not had this JVC receiver very long, I can tell you from what I have experienced thus far, that it is easy to get used to and uses simple commands. Crutchfield delivered the unit quickly and it arrived sooner than expected. The sales person at Crutchfield whom I contacted prior to making my purchase was very helpful and thorough in explaining the features of the product I decided on.

    Pros: Great product and great customer service.

    Cons: noine

    Works exactly as advertised

    Dekman from BC Canada on 9/12/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works perfectly with S3 and S4 just use the modded Drivelink from xdadevelopers

    Pros: Easy to install and use with all the correct parts from Crutchfield

    Cons: Have to use modded software but not JVCs fault

    Good Bargain

    Neville C from Tucson AZ on 9/11/2013

    2003 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice head unit, great sound, installation was very easy and the unit is very easy to use. But if I had to do it all over again I would spend a little more for a regular DVD/NAV receiver.

    Pros: connectivity, sound quality and great price

    Cons: Samsung drive link software is very poor, iphone interface is way better

    Good but not great

    almonster from N. Cal on 9/9/2013

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The MirrorLink feature is weak and only supports 2 Android phones. You need a large separate module that comes with the head unit in order for it to use Mirrorlink. On calls, the head unit has NO ability to mute a call. The only way to mute is to use your phone's mute feature. Audio - sounds great. Bluetooth audio is awesome. Pandora only works with iphone/ipod. So if you are an Android user like 80% of us are, you are out of luck. You need to use Pandora on the phone. So that feature is out. Installation in a Jeep JK series was a major pain. You will need to remove the factory radio bracket to fit this one in and cut away 90% of the plastic on top of the radio (you won't see it). After that, it mounts in easy but removing the factory bracket will require a Dremel and some good muscle to rip that thing out. Overall, good but not great. I mean what kind of engineer doesn't put a mute feature in and builds MirrorLink to only work with 2 Android phones in late-2013?

    Pros: Good unit for the price

    Cons: No phone mute, MirrorLink literally sucks.

    as expected for the money

    bower from kansas city, mo on 9/6/2013

    2005 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2 downsides I've noticed, 1 the extra bulky android receiver box, and 2 the built in fan is loud. with problem 1 I located mine in my glove box as I wanted access to it if I needed to do any updating via the SD card slot and I didn't have room behind the dash for it or under the seats. Plenty of wire is provided to locate this thing just about anywhere, but yes its a brick. I see the new units some how have this built in now, but for the price tag its worth sacrificing your glove box. and problem 2 I only notice when I turn the car off, or if the car isn't running and I have the volume all the way down, my other JVC units didn't have nearly as loud of a fan, but hey, if you can hear the fan, then why is your volume down that low?? right? ok moving on... as far as the mirror link, I suggest searching for the FULL mirroring .apk that people have modified and then installing an app like home switcher even if you don't have a different home screen you select this app from the short cuts and it gives you full access to your phone as if you were using it. downside is its a little slow, but who knows maybe they will make some software updates to speed it up a bit. as far as the USB it works great just like my previous JVC units, has nice EQ settings for each, the Pandora app works good, blue tooth works great except talking to people on the phone they think i'm talking into a tin can but whatever, and the load time is shorter then my previous avx740. just ground the park break wire

    Pros: sounds good, all the features from your phone using the FULL mirroring modified .apk and home switcher as short cut

    Cons: extra bulky box for android hook up, fan on unit is loud, android screen movements are sluggish and delayed

    Don't expect too much

    Hai from Bellevue, WA on 9/6/2013

    2010 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I give it three star because it works as a DVD/CD reciever. but nothing more than that. Mirrorlink doesn't work with my Sony Xperia Z (which support mirrorlink), my iphone 4 is too slow to keep the app up and useful, only work with handful of phone (actually two, iphone 4s and GS3) is biggest drawback. JVC needs to keep up with the technology, only support one phone or two...or three if you count iphone 4 is not going to win any business over.

    Pros: bluetooth works fine, sound quality is better than stock unit, screen is good and clear

    Cons: mirrorlink, stay away from it for now. iphone app mode is confusing, and only app that ever work is waze (and it ran super slow on iphone with AV cable), I did not try motion X nav app though so my comment may not be valid.


    Matt from Houston TX on 9/5/2013

    2005 Nissan Armada
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    Not worth the money 1/2 of the options don't work for Android

    Pros: NONE

    Cons: Pandora app is only for Apple. Mirror link is too new and no updates for Samsung. When in use you will only have GPS & Phone and local mp3 NO Pandora, Radio,CD,or USB. So long trips all you get to listen to is the GPS

    JVC NSX1

    rusty from Tavares, Florida on 9/4/2013

    2011 Dodge Nitro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed flawlessly in my dodge nitro. Numerous inputs..usb, samsung mirror link, aux., cd, dvd...etc. LARGE HI DEF screen all with numerous eq settings. RCA LOW pass out with sub control built this tuner with all of the extras.

    Pros: Numerous input capability

    Cons: None so far

    Great product if you have older smartphones

    JohnF from KY on 9/4/2013

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

    I'll give it one star because it does what it's supposed to do and another star for cool display, etc. Great price. However, for me the value stops there. I have an iPhone 5 which came out a year ago and there's still no support for it. JVC avoids the question and won't give me an answer on any plans to support it in the future. Same is true with the Galaxy S4. So if you have an older gen phone and plan to keep it for a while, then this is an awesome buy. If you want to upgrade to a newer phone (or not so new iPhone 5) then stay FAR away from this product! To be fair, my 5 does work when plugged into the standard USB cable using the cable that came with my phone, but for Audio and Pandora only. No GPS or any other apps will display on this head unit from the 5. I understand the Galaxy S4 issue is between Samsung and MirrorLink. I normally install my own stereos, but I paid to have this one installed because it called for tapping into the brake wire, reverse light wire, and grounding to chasis (per manual), so it was more than I had time to get into. Probably going to return for a unit that supports external display with my 5. That was the whole point behind me switching to double-din with touch screen. The EQ settings are a little on the lame side, but there is a user setting that you can customize.

    Pros: Touchscreen, good sound.

    Cons: doesn't work with newer gen phones (not officially).More complex install than typical stereos, lame EQ


    Mike from Gahanna, OH on 8/30/2013

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this in my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and everything with this radio works great and what I was expecting with the exception of the Mirrorlink. I have been unable to get it to work with my Samsung Galaxy SIII. I called Crutchfields technical support and we were unable to come up with a solution. Thankfully they sent me a new head unit to install and see if I just happened to have a faulty unit. I will install this unit over the weekend and hope that was the case. If it does work I would give 5 stars. Crutchfield has been extremely helpful throughout the entire process from deciding on purchasing this unit until now. Don't bother calling JVC's technical support as they are clueless...

    Pros: Look, IPOD integration, sound

    Cons: Mirrorlink not working

    Jvc kw-nsx1

    Mark from San Diego, ca on 8/28/2013

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

    It's an ok unit for the price. Could not get cell phone function to work. Display is boring. Same static image is always displayed. I will probably try tinkering with mirror link once more and then pull the junk out if unsuccessful. Overall...not excited about the unit. It is pretty basic. Probably would not buy if I had been able to test first.

    Pros: DVD tooth

    Cons: Blue tooth speaker sucks...cell phone functionality with mirror link is screen saver or album images displayed.

    Good Deal

    Bill from Auburndale, Florida on 8/28/2013

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this from Crutchfield. Did a lot of rearch with Bluetooth you won't find better deal. Installed in my 2011 Jetta with free install kit looks like factory installed.

    Pros: Color match illumination to match interior lighting

    Cons: Preset EQ settings not great.


    Brett from 43326 on 8/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Feel cheated as the mirror link feature was the main reason for choosing this product. Mirror link does not function and as far as the other reviews, it appears to never have worked. False advertising!

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: Mirror link crashes my phone.

    not to bad of an install

    Anonymous from wheat ridge, co on 8/24/2013

    2008 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For a first time install, it was a good teacher. I learned things along the way and the mastersheets helped a lot though I wish it would've helped a little more with the smartphone adapter. Other than that the stereo is good. It filters out the highs and lows so if you want the bass getting a sub with this stereo is recommended.

    Pros: Its a good beginner screen stereo, easy to use, features of most top stereos

    Cons: Smartphone adapter


    Tacho from Fort Worth Tx on 8/19/2013

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

    The installation was kind of tough but once the radio was already up and running was very easy to use plus the DVD was very clean. This radio took my component speakers to a whole new level, unlike the factory radio.

    Pros: Easy to use and to set up.

    Cons: Doesn't really produce enough bass for ma taste.

    mirror link not working

    stew from kanasa city mo. on 8/19/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Mirror link not working on Samsung galaxy 3 from virgin mobile. Crutchfield said it was the unit sent new unit and same problem . Samsung puts me on hold and hangs up! JVC says its the carrier virgin mobile. Called virgin they sent a new phone still wont work. I give up. enjoy the Bluetooth and dvd.

    Pros: nice for the price.

    Cons: mirror link not working with galaxy 3 and drive link app.

    solid receiver

    Greg from Newton, MA on 8/17/2013

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good dvd receiver for the money. With some work I was able to get my galaxy s4 to link using mirror link but it is still far from a perfect link.

    Pros: price, quality, sound, bluetooth, works well with Apple products, mirrorlink is a great idea that just needs more fine tuning,

    Cons: Mirrorlink is not the greatest link, usb input doesn't read all files or devices


    JJ from Scranton PA on 8/14/2013

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Italia Ok

    Pros: Big screen

    Cons: Kind of difficult to use it

    Nice upgrade

    Scott T from Connecticut on 8/14/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got tired of the old factory unit that did not allow ipod, usb, audio input so pulled the trigger on a new unit. The JVC unit was easy to install with the supplied harness and adapters. Info on taking the dash apart was a little vague but I figured it out. Took about a day. Unit has worked well. Connects to iphone via AV inputs, also supports other smartphones via optional box. I installed it as well since I am due for an upgrade and may go to Android. System can handle both. I enjoy the Pandora connectivity and ability to play music/audio books from phone on car system. Bluetooth speakerphone works well.

    Pros: Pandora audio adjustable customizable screen colors, button colors, background

    Cons: once in a while unit does not seem to recognize iphone and then just power cycle and it works wish it would work with more standard apps like maps without having to buy specialized apps for big bucks...

    NICE! System

    Harmon from Topeka, Ks on 8/13/2013

    2006 Lincoln Mark LT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Nice! Stereo. Sounds great after replacing my factory speakers. Fit is flawless in my 06 Lincoln Mark Lt. It does everything I needed and more.

    Pros: Looks & performance

    Cons: None I've found after 3 weeks of usage.


    Joshm from Livermore, CA on 8/12/2013

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

    Awesome headunit, great sound and nice screen. Make sure to choose the AV option not the ipod option unless you buy the JVC ipod cable separately. took me about 4 hours to install but that was because I was overthinking everything. if I did it again I could have it in in 45 mins or so. everything is very straightforward just follow the directions and it will be a breeze.

    Pros: Quality vs Price, Nice sound, Awesome looks

    Cons: Still not sure about mirrorlink because I didn't buy the cable for ipod sold separately which should be included but no big deal.

    Good for android users

    Anonymous from Nm on 8/11/2013

    2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very good product if you are looking to upgrade your factory system. The mirror link is a cool concept but do some research if you have an iPhone 5. Overall very good.

    Pros: Clear and crisp Bluetooth

    Cons: Hands free mode while using the phone very unclear and staticky.

    Great product

    Spiro from Mn on 8/10/2013

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

    It works great, makes my Orem speakers come alive, iPhone connection works great

    Pros: Great sound lots of features,iPhone integration

    Cons: Phone calls sometime sound like your in a tunnel


    jacob from emporia ks on 8/10/2013

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

    Great deck for a great price, all the functions and features you want and need



    not bad

    j klingensmith from Nottingham NH on 8/9/2013

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    huge improvement over the factory radio in my 2004 F250. Installation was fairly simple and so is the use. The search feature when using an ipod is a little slow and clumsy. Wish I had been told that the mirror link was not needed with an Ipod.

    Pros: big sound improvement over the stock unit.

    Cons: The search feature for music is slow.

    KW-NSX1: bang for the buck, but could be more refined

    T.rav from Boston, MA on 8/9/2013

    2007 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was not a walk in the park, but it wasn't the worst thing in the world either. The Crutchfield tech support line was very helpful!

    Pros: great pricepoint; works with my Galaxy S3 and my iPhone 4s; great sound quality; I have only used the bluetooth for a couple of calls, but they were both pretty strong

    Cons: screen is difficult to see (a) in navigation mode and (b) with polarized sunglasses on; when using navigation the GS3 battery drains faster than it charges (this is a big negative!);


    Anonymous from NEWPORT news on 8/8/2013

    2004 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    An awesome stereo and the mirror link system works great on my Samsung Galaxy SIII



    Great Stereo

    Mike P from Burlington, WA on 8/7/2013

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

    Great stereo at a very attractive price. JVC has always been a good product so I decided to go with the NSX-1.

    Pros: Great looks, fits well in my Ford Escape.

    Cons: Long install process. Still trying to get Mirrorlink up and running.

    Good unit for the price.

    Anonymous from Springfield, MA on 8/6/2013

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for my 2012 jeep grand cherokee. Unit came in fast and packaged extremely well. Installation took about four hours because of having to grind down the inner dash a little with a dremel tool (highly recommend getting this tool for the install if you have a modded fit). Had a few questions connecting the unit harness to the optional steering wheel control adapter but calling the crutchfield tech guys helped me over that hurdle. After the install the unit sounded great but I do have a few issues with it. Using the optional iPhone adapter kit for the applink is very buggy. Applink doesn't seem to support some of the VERY LIMITED apps it claims it does. The GPS programs that transfer to the unit have horrible resolution and limited to no controls. Most if not all gps functions need to be controlled via phone. The blue tooth is buggy and sometimes doesn't pick up calls or when you decline calls, it will continue to ring forever until the unit is manually turned off (even if the phone itself declined the call). Overall I would have gone for something more high end.

    Pros: Great sound, easy install (mostly because of the gurus at crutchfield), looks good, pandora works fine, great equalizer options.

    Cons: Buggy applink, buggy Bluetooth, very boring interface, limited app support, microphone is just

    I like it

    RypTwins from Lynchburg, VA on 8/5/2013

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

    I really enjoy my new Radio. I am no expert in sound but it is a big improvement from the stock radio. I have not used the 'MirrorLink'. I saw some many negative things about the app for my phone I have not bothered. I got the radio because it offered all the features I was looking for at a great price.

    Pros: Touch display, DVD play back, lots of options that I would like to use when I get a chance.

    Cons: MirrorLink. Just hoping the app on my phone gets better reviews.

    JVC radio

    DJ from Sanford, NC on 8/4/2013

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

    Good item - nice look

    Pros: Camera option - able to turn on back up camera while doing anything - blue tooth works great.

    Cons: App mode or mirror link - don't buy for this reason.

    JVC KW-NSX1 Where do I begin???

    TeamG NorCal from Nor Cal Bay Area on 8/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First off I would like to thank Crutchfield for all of their help. JVC:The unit itself as a whole is pretty cool. Installation was a pain in the butt. I rate my skill set as an intermediate, and I still had a difficult time with both physical/electronic installation. JVC's instructions were not very clear and their call center wasn't very nice or very much help. Almost every operator I encountered sounded either irritated or was condescending to me when I asked questions about their product.I thought the MirrorLink feature was the best thing EVER! have a Samsung Galaxy3s and you have to download the MirrorLink App from Samsung in order for the JVC unit to work. Samsung really needs to allow for more integration with the MirrorLink app. There must be some kind of disconnect between the two companies because once all app's, updates, bug fixes, etc. are installed and uploaded to both products some of the features are inoperable or one works and the other don't.BOTH:Streaming music IF you could get it to work sounds good. Bluetooth feature sync's up pretty easy. BUT phone quality is at minimum.I-Pod integration is pretty cool. Works well with my unit.Display is nice Controls and buttons are pretty straight forward, But it is quite confusingwhen you want to operate multiple features. Be warned. It sounds good looks ok.. It's just the not what I expected. To be frank the MirrorLink feature Blows!!! As far as my recommendation.Get a different unit.

    Pros: Decent sound quality, east and quick Bluetooth sync and reasonable price.

    Cons: MirrorLink is Terrible! set up and instal can be a little bit difficult and confusing.


    Blake T from Texas on 8/1/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fit all my needs and took what I wanted above and beyond what I wanted!!! The picture quality is amazing and the video out is easy to use and set up! It has amazing bass out put in my subs and the 4 channel pre-outs have amazing quality! Bluetooth makes hands free calling and music streaming on Android and Apple easy as pie! Over all it's amazing!

    Pros: Bluetooth is crystal clear call wise and music streaming. CD and DVD is clear and amazing. Having the ability to have a rear views camera is great. Set up was fast and easy! The user customization on the equalizer is extensive! 4 channel pre-outs and a AV-in is awesome!

    Cons: The mic for the hands free calling is not that great I have people complain. To have app control for apple I need to buy a new cord. The mirror link is very selective on phone's, WILL NOT WORK ON NOTE 2 OR S4, but it's a new program and has not had the time to write for the newer phones.

    Very pleased with purchase

    mike s from Opelika, AL on 8/1/2013

    2004 Ford Mustang
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    This is an excellent unit for people that refuseto give up their droid. My unit came with the latest firmware so no need to update. It is important to find the full mirror link software if you want to use apps. I use torque while listening to USB input.

    Pros: Value to feature ratio is off the chart.

    Cons: Long install prep, even with the fresh harness supplied by Cruthfeild, you have to remember to splice in the secondary box for the mirrorlink.

    Awesome system

    Dave from Carol Stream, IL on 7/30/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Colorado
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    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Needs more apps

    Good Buy

    tim from VT on 7/28/2013

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

    Great head unit, made stock speakers sound much better than with the factory. Ipod takes about 30 seconds to connect upon startup but has pretty good response speed after that.

    Pros: Easy to use, great sound improvement over stock HU

    Cons: Slow to load ipod on startup

    Great unit!

    Anonymous from California on 7/27/2013

    2005 Ford Mustang
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    I bought this unit because I have the similar (different model number) one in my Toyota truck. The unit has performed as expected. I bought the iPod cable and the operation is flawless. I am able to use pandora, jvc nav app, iPod and Netflix. I had a standard JVC unit in the are already. The wire assembly was the same. I literally plugged it in and I was up in running in less than an hour. Bluetooth could be better. The sound quality for the person on the other side on the line is not that clear. But it works for its purpose.

    Pros: iPhone compatibility. Sound and display.

    Cons: Bluetooth


    dan from 24244 on 7/26/2013

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

    Overall, the JVC KW-NSX1 is a great unit considering the price. The display looks very sharp and sound quality is also good. I also like the fact that the display is fully customizable. There are lots of cool features that I'm sure will take some time to master but the unit's controls are intuitive enough that you won't have to read the owner's manual in it's entirety just to begin enjoying it.

    Pros: Sound quality, fully customizable display, smartphone control, screen resolution.

    Cons: Display can be a little hard to see at certain angles during daytime.

    Great for the price

    Todd from Pittsburgh, PA on 7/23/2013

    2012 Chevrolet Traverse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price, it's great. The BT isn't the best. You have to almost scream in order for the person on the other end to hear you. The DVD works great. Bought a $15 backup camera to go with this and that works great too. This unit made my factory speakers sound so much better, but I do see new speakers in my future:).




    Christina from Madison, WI on 7/23/2013

    2010 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For my first time installing a new head unit, or even seeing what a car stereo looks like, I'd say that this was a fairly easy process - just a bit time consuming. Granted, I was blessed with my dad's engineering gene and his tools in his shop. You do have to combine wires together but if you're able to read/follow directions then this becomes a piece of cake. I also put the smartphone adapter box in my glove box because i didn't have enough space behind the stereo - or at least I didn't think I did. The system itself is pretty easy to follow/use when turning it on and playing around with it (read the manual). Currently my phone is not compatible with the "mirror link" technology but I'm hoping that it will work, when I upgrade to the S3, after reading all of the bad reviews about the program. So far, I've only had this stereo installed for 3 days but I love it. It's a nice upgrade from my factory unit and it has all the features I was looking for.

    Pros: Sound, Features, Price

    Cons: Hands free Microphone is very poor quality - sound is distorted and sounds "very far away", long install but wasn't horrible, Mirror link not being able to connect to any smart phone, Smart phone adapter box is fairly large

    The good and the bad

    Greg V from So Cal on 7/18/2013

    2003 Nissan Altima
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    So this is replacing the Bose system in my Nissan. I was worried that I would lose the great sound. With the adapters the sounds is easily as good. The bluetooth AUDIO is awesome. The bluetooth CELL is horrible. The mic is horrible. Even with the echo cancellation on it's unusable. DRIVELINK: Do NOT download the Mirrorlink app from the store. Download the free app from Samsung. Save yourself $5. The BUMMER is it only charges @ 500ma, which is only 1/2 the wall or car charger. If you have navigation on and you are playing music the phone charge will go down. It will NOT improve. If you turn the screen off to conserve power, the navigation will halt. USB: Interesting, is if you have a folder with only files you are OK. If you have a folder with other folders, it doesn't see them. My wife's 2013 Sonata will recognize and let you drill down folders, but not this one. Kinda of dumb since Windows nestles them that way when you rip them. Audio controls are good, and I think the interface is pretty intuitive. PLay with it a little after reading the manual and you got it covered. OVERALL: I bought it for the MirrorLink, so I could put navigation on the screen, but now I stream audio from the phone, keep navi on the phone screen, and if I need it, I'll turn on the voice audio so it interrupts the music. Still kinda bummed about the USB folder thing. I would love to have a 32GB stick plugged in. Just might have to suck it up and change the folder structure to appease the stereo.

    Pros: SOund is good, works good, price is nice.

    Cons: Cell phone MIC is horrible. USB folders thing is weird, there are a lot of wires and the smart phone box to install. Takes up some space!


    Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on 7/15/2013

    2012 Ford E Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ordered this one day, received the next day via free shipping...awesome. Although a tough, long has everything we were looking for. Takes some getting used to. Would buy it again if i had to.

    Pros: Features, price

    Cons: Long install

    JVC KW-NSX1 with Mirror Link

    CDC from Alabaster, AL on 7/8/2013

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

    Great head unit for a great price. Once the correct DriveLink (full mirroring) app is installed, MirrorLink works wonderfully. Very pleased.

    Pros: Great price. Easy install. MirrorLink works great with Samsung Galaxy S4 when correct DriveLink app installed.

    Cons: Mirror Link didn't work at first. Took quite a bit of internet searching to find DriveLink app with full mirroring. Wish DVD receiver read Blu-Ray disks as well.

    Works great

    David D from Fort Worth, TX on 7/5/2013

    2006 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got it working with my Note 2, the app is a little flaky but can't put that completely on the head unit. Works great with iphone\ipod and the DVD movies look fine. Overall I'm very happy with the product.

    Pros: EQ Touch screen is good, but not great Appearance Easy installation thanks to Crutchfield install kit Ability to use Samsung Drivelink and ipod\iphones

    Cons: Samsung Drivelink can be flaky but I believe that is mostly app related

    Excellent product

    Keith M from Smithfield RI on 7/3/2013

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am completely satisfied with the stereo. Install in a Dodge Ram is not for the faint of heart, but well worth it

    Pros: equalizer gives a lot of flexibility to adjust sound. Touch screen is good. Bluetooth connectivity works well.

    Cons: none


    Anonymous from Concord, CA on 6/30/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great system for the price




    Sebec from Texas on 6/18/2013

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

    1. To date, when switching from "MirrorLink" to "Tuner" the power antenna will not rise. Will rise only when turning on the KW-NSX1. 2. For a novice like me this was difficult to install. 3. The "DriveLink" software (that you are required to install on your Android phone) is a huge problem. JVC has, so far, been unable to help me with getting the program to work as advertised. Though they have been great at answering the phone. Several of the screens in DriveLink are not referenced or pictured in the Instruction manual. 4. Still have not gotten the MirrorLink to function as advertised. The only program that it "Mirrors" is the "DriveLink" program. I have been unable, so far, to show streaming audio websites, such as TunedIn Radio on my KW-NSX1. JVC has told me it cannot be done, but I see it being done on YouTube. 5. You probably will need to significantly adjust the equalization. For me bass was utterly lacking, and I am not a fan of lots of bass. 6. Apparently this model has gone end of life. Wish Crutchfield had told me.

    Pros: Looks great

    Cons: The software. Both the software in the KW-NSX1 and the program that you are required to download on your phone.

    nice head unit

    tomcobob from Snellville, GA on 6/15/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio well laid out and easy-to-use. Quick install with so-so instructions. I think this unit is better in a lot of ways than my more expensive Sony with Mirror Link.

    Pros: Easy-to-use

    Cons: A bit better instruction diagram would be nice


    David from Hellertown, PA on 6/6/2013

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall nice product can only complain that there are limited apps for its use especially for the iPhone. If you have an iPhone I definitely recommend this over a more expensive built-in GPS model.

    Pros: Nice user interface. Easy installation. Significant improvement of sound quality over stock unit. Excellent Crutchfield customer service.

    Cons: Hands-free microphone for phone calls is inferior. Proprietorial navigation is not up to expectations for the price since it is the only navigation that is available. If there was other competition I'm sure the App product would evolve.

    great but does not work with all android phones

    jam from charlotte on 5/23/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the money

    Pros: Great quality

    Cons: Do not work with my Motorola rzor Maxx hd.

    JVC NSX1 great head unit

    happy customer from ca on 5/17/2013

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is a great head unit. it works very well, the only thing that i wish was better was the ipod lags when scrolling through music and there are some buttons on the screen that aren't self explanatory and are hard to find in the instructions. im still unsure of how well the bluetooth works as some people I've talked to have said it echoes pretty bad and can be hard to understand me, even with the echo and noise reduction turned on. but i can understand them just fine. i cannot report on the sound quality as all of my speakers are running off of amps. other than that so far it seems to be a great head unit, especially for the money. i feel its one of the best deals out there currently for this level of a unit! would absolutely be a 5 star rating if the ipod didn't lag as much.

    Pros: easy to use, nice screen thats even detachable. Has many many options that even more expensive head units dont have.

    Cons: ipod lags more than i had hoped for.


    JOtter from Patriot, IN on 5/9/2013

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

    When first hooking it up and using mirror link had trouble with audio using my Rooted Galaxy S3 running custom ROM checked head unit and was up to date. So flashed stock ROM and works great now.



    ok deck

    dk from kalamazoo on 5/6/2013

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bluetooth is junk. "drive link" not "mirrorlink" app is junk...everything else is pretty decent..the price is fair...

    Pros: price

    Cons: bluetooth..."mirrorlink" "drivelink" or what ever garbage they want to call it..

    Awesome Radio!.

    GiGi from Milwaukee, Wi on 5/4/2013

    This is an awesome radio, love all of the easy to use apps and how sleek the radio looks, I didn't install it myself but I was told that it was pretty easy and it didn't take long.



    GREAT Quality and EASY to setup!

    Superthrust from Kalamazoo, MI on 5/3/2013

    2006 Dodge Magnum
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a JVC before. It was an older model (i think the KW-avbt60) and I had issues right out of the box. This stereo was INCREDIBLY easy to set up if you know how to find some wires. Only took me 2 hours to install which included dismantling my dashboard for a custom hiding/install of the smart phone media box. All in all, I mad a seamless install to my vehicle, and the wires are completely hidden except in areas they need to be shown or accessed. The only issue i have with it is THIS DOES NOT ALLOW FOR PANDORA CONTROL VIA ANDROID LIKE IT CLEARLY STATES. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH MIRROR LINK. THIS IS NOT THE RADIO, NOR JVC'S FAULT. IT IS SAMSUNG'S FAULT AND THE MIRROR LINK TECHNOLOGY. IT DOES NOT DO A FULL MIRROR OF THE PHONE, BUT INSTEAD, A VERY SELECT FEW OF THE APPS THAT SAMSUNG APPROVES.

    Pros: Great quality, fast install time, mirrorlink is great

    Cons: Mirror link apps are kind of lacking (search google to see complaints. THESE COMPLAINTS ARE ON SAMSUNG'S PART!!!), Seems like there isn't alot of bass compared to what I had before in my older stereo...Sound quality i guess?

    jvc dvd player

    marvin from bartlesville ok on 4/28/2013

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

    Awesome stereo easy install



    DVD stereo

    Ps from California on 4/24/2013

    Great head unit. Especially for the price!!

    Pros: Well rounded unit


    KW-NSX1 - Good unit, Samsung app needs work

    Dan - 2005 Lexus ES 330 from Houston, TX on 4/12/2013

    2005 Lexus ES330
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield does not recommend the KW-NSX1 or any of the DDIN units for the Lexus ES300/ES330. The electrical interface with my car was simple enough and worked fine with the Crutchfield recommended parts. The DDIN dash panel from Lexus is over $100 so I saved some $$ with a Metra kit, however, the color of the Metra kit did not match my panel colors (darker than OEM). Overall, happy.

    Pros: Sound quality is good considering the Axxess AMP interface. Nice display. Menus take some orientation to figure out. Bluetooth works quite well. The equalizer functionality is nice. The recommended installation supplies were helpful.

    Cons: I am a little irritated with the lack of response to my questions from Crutchfield tech support. I finally got the answers on the internet. The separate smartphone interface unit is a bit obnoxious(large) but I had a cavernous area to hide it. JVC tech support for this unit is lacking. The firmware update recommended online was was already on my system. The Samsung Drivelink app is troublesome. I read that ARLIberator is great app but it requires rooting my GalaxyS3 so I am waiting on Samsung.

    Pretty Good....but read this!

    Jeff from Ann Arbor, MI on 4/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I gave it a three star rating due to the fact that the Bluetooth for phone is basically worthless and do not even think of using the AM band on the tuner. The AM tuner barely could be next to the tower and it would have a hard time pulling in stations. FM is pretty good but could be a better for deck of this caliber. Samsung phone did hook up per design intent and that is a nice feature, Make sure you have the latest download update from the JVC site as unit comes with out latest in it. Nice logic and intuitive on the menus so kudos there. Wish the SubWoofer increase was on the tuner home screen. You have to menu through 3 screens to adjust given stations are received at different levels. I might be sending this back to CF based on Bluetooth...I can hear peeps fine but they can barely hear me no matter what phone or landline I call from this deck. JVC support blew me off and never responded to the BT or AM issues I am having!

    Pros: nice intuitive design....did fit 2000 DeVille with a little finesse.....sounds great and nice range of adjustments...plays movies great!

    Cons: Bluetooth and AM Band.....Radio Data System text is too small to read and if not on a preset station good luck reading what station number you are on....text is about 6 font when it could have been 12-15 font!

    Mostly good

    ChrisD from Detroit, MI on 3/22/2013

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

    I was wanting to upgrade my factory Avalanche to have a rearview camera, DVD and Nav. I figured a radio with mirror link was a better alternative to a radio with a nav unit, cheaper too. The bluetooth audio is good and only a few have commented that the Noise Reduction / Echo Cancellation makes me sound like I am in a room, but if I turn it off, there is a lot of background noise. Not particularly impressed with the lack of customization of the user interface and screens. I have not been able to get the device to use the phone's ringtone instead of the system ringtone, but I guess it works either way. Installation instructions were easy to follow and relatively straight forward, except for the mounting kit, but I finally figured it out. My biggest problem during the install was that I had a bad speaker. Crutchfield was awesome and sent out a new GMOS-01. There were a lot of wires and modules to get up in the dash, but I did not have to cut any mounting / support brackets to get this unit installed which was good.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Phonebook access, phone presets

    Cons: Mirrorlink module is a separate module that you have figure out where to install / mount it, if you don't have a voice enabled phone it is a bit distracting navigating the phone book


    BryanD from El Paso, TX on 3/3/2013

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

    I was waiting to upgrade the head unit in my 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe until I could utilize the navigation from my cell phone. This new mirrorlink technology is simply amazing! You can only use it for the google maps navi, music stored on the phone, and placing/receiving calls (bluetooth must be set up as well). But not having to buy a iphone to use these features made me extremely happy. I am going to install new component sets and subwoofers soon, but the stock speakers along with this unit have incredible high's, mid's and bass as it is. My only complaint about this head unit is the ipod navigation. There is no way to search for specific artists, songs, or genres from the head unit. Instead you must slowly scroll through small listings of the category. It would be nice if the letters appear as you scroll quickly like it does on the ipod. Other than that, it's a GREAT BUY and at this price, a GREAT VALUE.

    Pros: Connects flawlessly to the Galaxy S3, huge improvement in the sound, and extremely easy to navigate the menus.

    Cons: Navigating the ipod through the head unit is a bit of a pain since there is no quick scroll or type search feature.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (front)
    Audio/video Input 3.5mm (F), Composite (R)
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Included
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen Display
    Smartphone Integration
    iPod/iPhone Connectivity
    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor (Detachable): The JVC KW-NSX1 features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD serves as a video monitor, system information display, and touchscreen control panel. You can detach the touchscreen LCD monitor to deter theft. No face case is included.

    Gesture Volume Control: Gesture Control lets you operate certain functions of the KW-NSX1 by making specific gesture commands on the unit's touchscreen. You can adjust the volume of the multimedia receiver by making a circular motion with your finger on the unit's touchscreen.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen monitor, the KW-NSX1 features hard-key controls along the left edge of the screen. The unit includes a 3-way rotary dial for Volume (up/down) control and push-button controls for Power/Source functions.

    Variable Color Illumination: You can change the color of background, text, touchscreen buttons, and hard-key buttons. The color of the background, text, and buttons can be changed independently from one another.

    • Background: The unit's background color can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, light blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also create a custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.
    • Text: The unit's onscreen text can be changed to one of seven preset colors - blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also create a custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.
    • Buttons: The unit's touchscreen and hard-key button color can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, light blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also choose to have the unit constantly scroll through all eight preset color. In addition, you can create a custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.

    Note: You can save separate color settings for Daytime and Nighttime driving.

    Display Settings: The JVC KW-NSX1 offers the following display settings.

    • Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the brightness and black level of the unit's onscreen display. You can also adjust the contrast, color, tint, and detail level during video playback. The adjustment level for each setting is -15 to +15.
    • Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from four aspect modes for the in-dash display; Regular (For 4:3 source material, 4:3 and 16:9 pictures display with black bars on either side), Full (Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining full image height), Panorama (For viewing 4:3 pictures naturally on the unit's wide-screen display), or Auto (The correct aspect mode is automatically chosen based on the incoming signal).
    • Custom Background Image: While playing a video or JPEG file, you can capture an image and use the captured image as your background. When using a JPEG file as the background, make sure that the resolution is 800 x 600 pixels. The color of the captured image may look different from that of the actual scene. You cannot capture copyrighted content and images from the iPod/iPhone.

    Adjustable Dimmer: When the illumination lead (orange/white) is connected and the dimmer set to Auto, the display will dim automatically when you turn on your vehicle's lights. The dimmer can also be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), or Dimmer Time Set (you program the time for the dimmer to turn off an on). The unit also features 3 dimmer levels to choose from - Bright, Middle, or Dark.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.

    Multi-Language Menu: There are ten options for the menu language; English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, and Russian.

    2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-NSX1 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN), 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. As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Smartphone Integration

    Smartphone Adapter: The JVC KW-NSX1 includes an external smartphone adapter module used to connect your MirrorLink compatible Samsung Android or Nokia Symbian smartphone. The smartphone adapter module features an attached 6.5' cable terminated by a micro-USB connector which plugs into your MirrorLink compatible smartphone. The micro-USB connector allows audio/video transfer, metadata control, and charging for your smartphone through the JVC KW-NSX1. The smartphone adapter module is also fitted with an 8' cable terminated by a proprietary 12-pin connector to connected the module to the KW-NSX1 receiver. In addition, the smartphone adapter module comes with a 4-pin harness (Power/Ground/Remote/Brake) which will need to be hardwired to the KW-NSX1 and your vehicle's wiring. The smartphone adapter module can be hidden away under the dash.

    Note: The Smartphone adapter module measures 6.5625" (w) x 1.375" (h) x 5.125" (d).

    MirrorLink (for Android/Nokia): MirrorLink technology offers seamless connectivity between your compatible smartphone and the JVC KW-NSX1 receiver through its USB connection. Compatible phones included the the Samsung Galaxy s III (w/ Android iOS) and select Nokia Symbian mobile phones. MirrorLink duplicates your smartphone's display on the head unit's touchscreen monitor, so you can operate MirrorLink compatible applications that have been optimized for in-car use on your smartphone from the head unit's touchscreen controls for a safer driving experience. The following apps (Drive Link and Car Mode) must be downloaded to your compatible smartphone before using MirrorLink.

    • Drive Link for Samsung Galaxy S III (Android): To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S III, the free "Drive Link" application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and installed on your compatible Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Once downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music, Location, Phone) for easy access. Selecting a category lets you quickly access specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as hands-free telephone communication.
      • Music: You can listen to every music file stored in the smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites, Playlists, Artists, Albums, or All Songs.
      • Location: You can navigate via Google Maps. You are able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an on-screen map screen and audible directions. 
      • Phone: The app retrieves all contact information stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the head unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your smartphone. The head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you reply.
    • Nokia Car Mode w/ MirrorLink: To use MirrorLink with your Nokia smartphone, the "Nokia Car Mode with Mirrorlink" application ($29.99) must be downloaded from the Nokia Store and installed on your compatible Nokia smartphone.  Once downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Call, Drive, Music) for easy access. Selecting a category lets you quickly access specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as hands-free telephone communication.

    Note: Compatible Samsung and Nokia phone models, their launch timing, as well as Car Mode compatibility will differ by country or origin. Click here for MirrorLink compatible smartphone models from Samsung and Nokia.

    Drive Change Mode (for BlackBerry): The JVC KW-NSX1's USB port supports playback from BlackBerry smartphones (via USB mass storage mode). JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will let you switch between your BlackBerry smartphone's internal and external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory type.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The JVC KW-NSX1 supports audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and iPhones.

    • Audio/Video Playback: The optional JVC KS-U30 USB A/V Cable For iPod/iPhone (105KSU30, sold separately) allows you to playback and control audio/video from your iPod or iPhone on this JVC multimedia head unit. You can access audio/video content stored on your iPod/iPhone device or apps streamed to your Apple device. The cable features a proprietary Apple iPod 30-pin dock connector on one end and a male composite video/stereo audio RCA connectors on other end, along with a USB type-A connector. The cable plugs into the unit's rear-panel AV input and USB port. The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. The composite video/stereo RCA inputs handle audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the JVC receiver. By using the AV input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've stored on your iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
    • Audio Only Playback: If you only want to playback audio from your iPod or iPhone, you can simply connect it to the KW-NSX1's USB port using the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. This 1-wire USB connection bypasses the iPod/iPhone's DAC and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 95dB. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "AV-IN" in order to use the 1-wire USB connection. You will not be able to play Digital-Rights-Protected files. This 1-wire connection only supports audio stored on your iPod/iPhone device and Pandora (no other apps or video content).

    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Or, use the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (105KSU30, sold separately), plus the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) to access audio apps. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit and from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit's touchscreen you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audiobook. You can search video by Playlist, Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, and Video Podcasts. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, the content is listed in alphabetical order. The KW-NSX1 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
    • iPod: The iPod control mode allows you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. Basic iPod navigation controls remain functional on the KW-NSX1's touchscreen, but the advanced Playlist and Category search modes cannot be accessed from the head unit.
    • iPod Out: The iPod out mode displays the stored music playback menu of your iPod/iPhone on the JVC head unit's LCD touchscreen. You can control playback of your iPod's stored music by navigating the mirrored on-screen menu. The iPod out mode requires the JVC KSU-30 cable (sold separately) and that your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. The iPod out mode does not function for videos or apps.

    App Control: The JVC KW-NSX1 in-dash multimedia head unit offers two distinct App Control modes when connected to your Apple iPhone via the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (not compatible with the USB connector cable that comes with your iPhone device).

    • App Mode: App mode for your iPhone requires the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (105KSU30, sold separately). You will also need the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) for the iPhone 5/5C/5S. App mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,, Rhapsody, & Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the JVC head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the JVC DVD receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). The iPod mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible and only limited (basic), if any, control will be available. Available controls may include (Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next). Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
    • App Link Mode: App Link mode lets you experience large detailed displays of useful driving and audio apps from your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.3 or later) on the JVC KW-NSX1, using the JVC KS-U30 cable (105KSU30, sold separately). App Link mode is not compatible with the iPhone 5/5C/5S. Available apps included (as of 9/9/2013).
    App Categories App Link Apps Description
    Navigation MotionX-GPS Drive The Motion X GPS Drive App is available from iTunes for your iPhone for only $0.99. There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee, or $19.99 per year is required for the Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive turns your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0 or later) and the JVC KW-NSX1 into a personal navigation device for your vehicle. Providing full navigation features and song playback control from your iPhone 4/4S, MotionX-GPS Drive also displays its map data on the connected JVC multimedia receiver's widescreen monitor. Your iPhone 4/4S displays a choice of MotionX-GPS Driver's feature/menu screens as a secondary display (for passenger), while continuing to show the map on the JVC receiver. It even works simultaneously with iPhone 4/4S song playback by muting or pausing music, then restoring your volume during voice guidance through your car speakers. The MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation application covers the United States & Canada.
    INRIX Traffic INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app for iPhone provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the JVC KW-AV61, while control is still handled from the iPhone. INRIX Traffic offers the following benefits - (1) Avoid delays with real-time traffic info from the world's largest traffic network (2) View traffic incidents on your route such as accidents, police, constructions, and other events (3) Know your best time to leave based on predicted traffic conditions (4)Compare your current traffic conditions from what is normal.
    Driver Assistance Local Scope Local Scope (free app) allows you to find places, people, and information around your current position using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines, social networks, media sharing services, and other apps. Explore information, photos and videos aggregated from diverse services or get information about places.
    DashCommand Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the DashCommand  app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the head unit's touchscreen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble codes.
    Cobra iRadar Cobra iRadar (free app) is the world's first and largest community-based radar/laser/camera detection system. Now you can share and receive alerts in real time from other iRadar users. With access to live radar/laser detection, user reports, automatic alert reporting, and Cobra's AURA speed and red light camera database, iRadar users are the smartest and most aware drivers on the road.
    DriveMate Rec DriveMate Rec ($1.99) is an iPhone app that records video while you drive and tracks the route driven. It includes three functions. (1) Automatically records video in incidents such as traffic accidents (2) Records scenery while driving (3)  Record tracks while driving, so you can compare track with other routes you have driven.
    DriveMate SafetyCam DriveMate SafetyCam ($.99) is an iPhone app designed to support safe and eco-friendly driving. Provides an approach warning to the car ahead, departure notification of the car ahead, and an overall driving safety evaluation.
    Web Reader (Text-to-Speech) Web Reader ($1.99) for iPhone uses Text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages out loud. Web Reader reads web pages and social media sites aloud through car speaker while driving with on-screen play & pause.
    Music Sonic MaxPro for JVC Sonic MaxPro for JVC (free app) is an HD quality music player with BBE's critically acclaimed HD audio technology-(Sonic Maximizer) and built-in presets.
    TuneIn Radio TuneIn lets you listen to the world's radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Enjoy 70,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod, all for free. The KW-NSX1 will display station identification, song/artist information. and album artwork. You will still need to use your iPhone to change stations.

    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Apps not available in all areas. Available apps subject to change without notice.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The KW-NSX1 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information of your stored music, regardless of control mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, Album label, and Album Art. Your iPod/iPhone's downloaded apps will not display on the unit's LCD monitor (except for Pandora and App Link apps).

    iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone (not the iPad). If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-NSX1 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone iPod Out App  Mode App Link Pandora App Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y* N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y


    • *Requires the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit.
    • **Requires the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (105KSU30, sold separately) and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately).
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KW-NSX1 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. Local tuning lets you only tune in stations with sufficient signal strength. You can activate the monaural mode to improve FM reception, when a station is week (the stereo effect will be lost).

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

    Pandora App (for iPhone): Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The free Pandora App from iTunes Apps lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KW-NSX1 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS5+). Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The KW-NSX1 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also select from Pandora's Genre Stations.
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-NSX1 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: The JVC KW-NSX1 comes supplied with a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's hidden front-panel USB input (located behind detachable face plate), making the KW-NSX1 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR certified. The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain plugged into the hidden USB port. The KW-NSX1 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-NSX1 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the JVC head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC KW-NSX1. See JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The touchscreen controls of the KW-NSX1 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately in 5 seconds. The KW-NSX1 also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KW-NSX1, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KW-NSX1. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book in alphabetical order.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the parking brake.

    External Microphone: The JVC KW-NSX1 includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth). This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

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

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The JVC KW-NSX1 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KW-NSX1 will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The KW-NSX1 also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the JVC KW-NSX1 has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone. Simply press the touchscreen "voice command" icon on the Bluetooth Phone screen to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the KW-NSX1 and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the JVC KW-NSX1; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

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

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The JVC KW-NSX1 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 and DiVX video files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3/WMA/WAV music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    USB Port: The JVC KW-NSX1 features a rear-panel USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, WAV audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The KW-NSX1 also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose rating is other than 5V and exceeds 1A. You cannot connect a computer or portable HDD to the USB port of this unit.

    File Compatibility: The JVC KW-NSX1 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 22.05-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    DivX: .divx, .div, or .avi (4.0Mbps)
    Photo JPEG: 32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags

    Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the picture adjustments, while pressing the bottom center activates the playback controls.

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

    Disc Reload: 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.

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

    Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from JVC's support site. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB port and uploaded. The tested unit contained firmware version G21.01.00 (0001).

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-NSX1 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-NSX1 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-NSX1 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-NSX1 are as follows:

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

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-NSX1 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. The internal amp can also be turned off when all the speakers are powered by outboard amplifiers.

    5ch/4V Preamp Outputs (w/ Sub Level Control): The KW-NSX1 is equipped with 5ch/4.0V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). The front and rear preamp outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the KW-NSX1's subwoofer level (-50 to +10) independently from the head unit's main volume control for added bass volume.

    Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KW-NSX1 features a built-in high-pass filter for the unit's front & rear speakers, and a low-pass filter for the unit's subwoofer output.

    • High-Pass Filter: You can activate a variable high-pass filter (40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220 Hz or Through) for the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers. The front & rear channel's high-pass filters can be set independently of one another.
    • Low-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preamp output features a low-pass filter. In order to prevent high-frequencies from being sent to your system's subwoofers, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter to 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 Hz or Through.

    Speaker Select: You can select which type & size of speaker you have connected to the head unit. Choose from Standard (OEM/Factory), Narrow (4"/5"), Middle (6"/5x7"/6x8"), Wide (6x9").

    Pro EQ: The KW-NSX1 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Vibrant, and 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).

    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 150 Hz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 kHz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) 1.0, 2.0
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) Fixed

    Note: The audio adjustments are memorized for each individual source until you adjust the sound again.

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

    Dynamic Range Compression: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of On (reduced dynamic range), Dialogue (clearer movie dialogue), or Off (full dynamic range).

    Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -15 to +6.

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

    AV Connections

    Dual A/V Inputs: The JVC KW-NSX1 DVD receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs. The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input for connecting a temporary external A/V source, such as a game console. The head unit also features a composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear-panel for connecting a permanent external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player or mobile ATSC tuner. The rear-panel audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes:

    • AV IN: Choose when connecting an A/V component like a game system.
    • iPod Video: Select when connecting your iPod using the optional USB/Video cable (105KSU30, sold separately).

    Camera In: The rear-panel Camera input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (105KVCM20, sold separately). The unit features a reverse gear signal wire, that when connected to your vehicle's reverse light circuit, will automatically switch the KW-NSX1's display to the rear-view camera input. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.2 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Video Output: The rear-panel Video Output consists of a composite video jack that allows you to connect an optional external monitor. You can watch the same audio/video source that is being played back on the JVC head unit on your connected external monitor (sold separately). You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor.

    Remote Control

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

    Optional Wireless Remote: The JVC KW-NSX1 is wireless remote controller ready and supports the JVC RM-RK252P IR wireless remote control (sold separately)

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