CD receiver

Item #: 257KDHDR1

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JVC's KD-HDR1 CD player includes a built-in HD Radio tuner. There's no extra gear to install, no extra wires to worry about, making it easier than ever to upgrade to the improved reception and excellent sound quality of participating HD Radio stations. More and more radio stations offer HD Radio broadcasts every day, but if there's not one in your area yet, JVC's DiAS tuner offers exceptional AM/FM reception.

If you're looking for more entertainment options, connect an XM or SIRIUS tuner to get more than 120 channels of music, news, sports, and entertainment. The KD-HDR1 can also handle the MP3 and WMA music files that you've burned to CD-R and CD-RW discs — up to 10 hours on a single disc.

Whatever you're listening to, the powerful built-in amplifier will ensure great performances from all your music. The KD-HDR1 offers twelve preset sound curves for quick tone changes, along with an equalizer that offers 7 bands of adjustment. SRS Circle Surround Automotive© delivers convincing surround sound from your car's speakers, even from standard stereo CDs.

Use JVC's optional iPod interface to connect your iPod to the KD-HRD1. You'll be able to listen to your music library wherever you go, and the adapter will even let you control the player right from the stereo's faceplate. The wireless remote allows you to control the playback from anywhere in the car.

Hooking up outboard amplifiers? Three sets of gold-plated preamp outputs offer convenient connections for your external amps and subs, while the on-board subwoofer level and frequency controls make it easy to control your bass settings.

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

Product Highlights:

    General features
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files)
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features
    • iEQ equalizer with twelve presets and a 7-band EQ
    • SRS Circle Surround Automotive
    • subwoofer level and frequency control
    • HD Radio tuner built in, receives multicasting content (where available)
    • compatible with JVC iPod adapter, satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: optional auxiliary input
    • outputs: three sets of preamp outputs
    Other info

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Love this stereo

    Written By mennell, Toledo, OH on Thursday, July 17, 2008

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    I love this radio. It was easy to install (duh it was from Crutchfields) and I was picking up radio stations from Missouri from inside my garage in Toledo.

    The HD opened up a lot of listening options. I was able to pick up stations further away than I had in the past. I spend a lot of my time on the road and
    this allowed me to better spend my time. I loved the
    mp3 option on cds. I could listen to an entire week's worth of my favorite radio program while I
    drove!! I'm getting a new car soon - and will be picking up this radio again to install (if I can).


    Written By Jason, Alexandria, VA on Sunday, July 13, 2008

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    Great price for the radio. Ipod controls easy to use and self install very helpful. But HD content and reception 15 miles outside of the DC area is terrible for now, I guess eventually it will get better as time goes on.

    Good Deal

    Written By Amy, Austin, TX on Friday, June 27, 2008

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    So far, so good. HD radio is great, but I must say that you should do the research first. Look up online to see what extra stations you'll get before you decide to go HD. Not all towns have HD stations. But then again, some do and now we can actually get an oldies station :) The radio was an easy install and looks a lot nicer than some of the other brands. I also like that you can get the iPod cord for a great price too (a better option in my opinion because then you can keep the iPod charged). The little remote is cool too!

    HD Radio

    Written By Rich, Eau Claire, wi on Friday, June 27, 2008

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    I read a lot of the reviews on this product. That is why I bought it. The reviews were right it sounds great, and has plenty of power.

    HD sound is music to my ears!

    Written By Scott, Worcester MA on Sunday, June 22, 2008

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    First of all, the next time you plan on an upgrade to yourt system, START WITH THE RECEIVER FIRST!!! I worked from the speakers back to the amp, new line converter etc. I tried to save my factory Nissan Rockford Fosgate head unit to no avail. No matter what I did, the sound still sounded bad. I broke down , purchased the JVC KD-HDR1 and was so happy that I did. The instructions and wiring kit from Crutchfield were perfect. I lost my double DIN radio, but now I have another pocket for my varoius things and the head unit looks like a stock component from the trim pieces. Crutchfield rocks and the price of the JVC head unit was a bargain. Great unit at any price. Highly recomended. The only bad thing is the remote. I have monster hands and the remote is smaller than my thumb. Oh well. The Radio clarity makes up for the worthless remote control. Other that that I would give it a 5 star rating.

    HD + Ipod = Great / Buttons = So So

    Written By tamon77, Seattle, WA on Monday, June 16, 2008

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    For the money and features this deck was a great choice. I had an Ipod that I wanted to listen to on my commute and the built in HD radio was a nice bonus. So far the deck has delivered on all fronts except one. The way to access menus, change settings and control the Ipod take a little getting used to for sure. I am a techy so it was a quick study for me but I can relate to other viewers frustrations. Keep in mind there is an newer version of this deck which resolves some of those issues. All in all thr price is right for the functionality/features you receive.

    If you just want HD Radio this is it

    Written By Wes, Los Angeles, CA on Friday, June 13, 2008

    I got this primarily for the HD radio. It works great, it was fairly cheap, and the extra stations with fewer commercials are a joy. You cannot preset the "hidden" HD stations, which makes it tedious if you really like one of them. It's tough to notice any improvement in audio quality in the car in FM (already sounds good), but I found the AM improvement phenomenal - it sounded like I was in the studio, with none of the annoying humming sound.

    My favorite feature is the tagging for the song names, which is dependent on station. It only displays 8 characters at a time, but scrolls for the rest - I've seen other decks that seem to "turn the page" instead of scroll the text, and I like the scrolling on this deck much easier to read.

    Excellent HD Receiver ! ! !

    Written By Lewis, New Port Richey, Fla on Friday, June 13, 2008

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    This unit is the best HD car audio receiver!!! So good, this is my second
    purchase; I recently replaced the factory unit in our 2007 mini-van (an
    Infinity 10 Speaker Premium Sound System).


    Replacement radio

    Written By Arthur, Niantic, CT on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

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    This was just what I was looking for feature wise. AM HD has been a disappointment so far. It doesn't sync up and flashes as it detects my station is HD but not being able to receive just HD. Same with all other AM HD stations. It was the main reason I got this unit. AM is not as good as the non-HD AM radio my other cars have. FM is OK but flips to mono half the time. Checking my antenna connections to see if signals are low, but never were. Install kits were over kill. Used minimal items and wired adapters per directions which were just fine.


    Written By Brian, Covington, KY on Tuesday, June 03, 2008

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    I like this radio. Its a lil tricky to get use to all the different buttons and
    functions. The remote is small which is nice. The only thing about the
    remote I dnt like is when changing radio stations you can only go up on the
    presets..IE...1,2,3 and not back....6,5,4. And with the remote you cant
    change between the HD stations. My radio sits kinda far up from my reach
    in My Dodge Durango so this feature would be nice if it was on the remote.
    Other than that its a great radio, great sound and good power.


    Written By JB, Richmond, TX on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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    I'm very happy with this radio. I bought it for the HD feature. More
    stations without commercials just makes sense. The mp3/wma feature is
    pretty cool also. It's not difficult to install...even for a girl!

    Great purchase

    Written By John, Louisiana on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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    The JVC KD-HDR1 is a great radio. Sounds great and has plenty of power. I have a sub to add and offers plenty of options for getting just the right signal to the amp. I haven't had time to explore all the features, but thanks to Crutchfiled, I had it installed and playing in no time. Thanks again for a great product and great service.

    Great Head Unit

    Written By Amedeo, Houston, TX on Sunday, May 25, 2008

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    This radio is great. It has three FM channels, and one AM channel. It picks up the HD stations crystal clear. The HD multicast feature is awesome in some cases what used to be one station in analog broadcast is three stations in HD. I highly recommend this head unit.

    Big bang for small buck

    Written By Young, Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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    At first the deck was not impressive but after a few weeks it started to show it's true colors. Easy to use functions and sound quality along with power is outstanding. The built in HD is the main reason why I got it and it surely delivers. There is a definite difference with the HD radio. The only complaints I have are the remote, which is the size of a tic tac, and the color of the display which has like three different colors. Those are the only reasons I gave it four stars but for this price for a fully functional stereo it is a great deal and I highly recommend it for any one. I was impressed by the sound quality and I compared it to a "high end" Pioneer stereo that my friend purchased and that costs twice as much and it blew it out of the water.

    If I could suggest some improvements to the manufacturer. Make the face a fold/flip down. Also make the remote at least a size of a credit card not a size of a child,s pencil eraser. And lastly, make the colors changeable on the face.

    From Stock to HD

    Written By canesXE, Mesa, AZ on Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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    I originally went to Crutchfield lookin for a Amplifier for my subwoofer that I was just givin by a friend. While lookin at the site I seen this JVC KD-HDR1. My stock CD player had been driving me nuts for months. Giving me "error" all the time and not playing CD's that weren't really in bad shape. When I compared it to the price on other HD radios I couldn't pass up the deal and BOY AM I GLAD I DID! The Crutchfield Box came a few days later, 3 days earlier then I thought, and from the time I opened it till I was done installing the radio was less then an Hour. This radio has GREAT sound & even better when in HD mode. My only complaint is that the controls are a little complicated at 1st but once I got used to them and ACTUALLY read the manual no problems. The preset EQ is great along w/ the Surround sound makes it sound like a LOT more high end system is in my car. I have stock speakers upfront and in the back and it sounds Like I'm rolling around w/ some high end Polks or something. If your considering this radio GET IT....even if it's not at the special price you can't pass it up compared w/ the other HD radios w/ the same features for MORE $. By the way I got the AMP TOO!

    Go with newer model

    Written By Darryl, Schaumburg, IL on Thursday, May 15, 2008

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    This is a great car
    stereo, but I gave
    it 3 stars because
    of a few new
    features on the JVC
    KD-HDR30 that are a
    significant upgrade.
    I owned this unit
    for about 6 months
    before it was stolen
    from my car, and I
    loved it. The extra
    stations on the HD
    bands basically
    eliminated my time
    wasted on annoying
    commercials in the
    Chicago radio market
    and gave me a lot of
    good new music that
    would simply not
    have been available
    over the air without
    HD radio.

    Anyway, the couple
    new features on the
    KD-HDR30 that should
    be a big upgrade
    over the KD-HDR1 are
    the front auxiliary
    input for mp3
    players and the
    ability to preset HD
    multicast stations.
    It seems like a
    small thing, but it
    was pretty annoying
    to tune into the
    main station on the
    preset then change
    to the multicast
    station every time
    with the KD-HDR1.
    Also, I did not look
    at the JVC KD-HDW10
    much, but it appears
    to be basically the
    same as the KD-HDR1
    but $30 cheaper (so
    I'm sure there must
    be some difference).

    Just buy it

    Written By crdnls, Strasburg, VA on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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    If you want an inexpensive, full featured receiver for your car, buy this!!!
    The pros are that it has a built in HD tuner, many sound choices (you can
    customize them), very powerful, and looks great!
    The cons are, (not that important), no SIMPLE treble and bass function (
    you have to press too many buttons to get to them) , maybe TOO many
    sound preference choices, (again, each one you can customize), and the
    remote is pointless, it is way too small.
    I put this in my Mazda 626 and installation was a breeze. You simply can
    not beat Crutchfield. Go ahead and look anywhere else, no
    one will give you your car mastersheet, wiring harness, specific car dash
    kit, tech support and superfast shipping! I have been a Crutchfield
    customer for over 10 years and they have never let me down!!!
    Just buy it, you will be very happy!!!

    Wife was dancing in the driveway

    Written By Anonymous, Matthews, NC on Monday, May 12, 2008

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    Fun, easy installation. The HD sound was grand i.e you did not have to tell yourself "you paid for HD radio-it must be better" it is. I put in our favorite Celtic CD to test the installation of the unit and it brought my wife (aka Simon Lagree) out to the driveway where she started dncing and gyrating until she had to be taken away.
    I wish they had a unit that included HD and Bluetooth, but until they do, I shall be more than content with the JVC KD-hDR1. Raybo.