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About the JVC KD-R680S

Wire in your phone for the ride

Smartphones are a great music source for your ride. JVC's KD-R680S CD receiver lets you tap into your favorite music by including a front-panel USB port to connect your iPhone® or Android™. JVC rounds out this simple car stereo with some impressive tone controls, variable-color lighting for the display, and a wireless remote for controlling your music while tailgating. (Looking for Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming from your phone? Check out JVC's KD-R880BT receiver.)

Wire in your phone for the ride

Smartphones are a great music source for your ride. JVC's KD-R680S CD receiver lets you tap into your favorite music by including a front-panel USB port to connect your iPhone® or Android™. JVC rounds out this simple car stereo with some impressive tone controls, variable-color lighting for the display, and a wireless remote for controlling your music while tailgating. (Looking for Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming from your phone? Check out JVC's KD-R880BT receiver.)

Music through USB

Connect your Android or iPhone to this JVC's front-panel USB input, and you can control your music and charge your phone. iPhone users can even control and enjoy the playlists they've created on Pandora® and iHeartRadio®. The USB port also enables you to connect a flash drive filled with MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files for hours of listening pleasure.

More music at your fingertips

For out-of-this-world entertainment, you can also connect a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner for gobs of radio goodness that'll stay with you from coast to coast. The front auxiliary input also provides a handy connection if you want to hook up a portable high-res audio player or another device. And, of course, you can also pop in a CD or tune in your favorite local AM and FM stations. 

Shaping the sights and sounds

A built-in 3-band parametric equalizer, twelve EQ preset settings, and loudness controls let you zero in on just the right sound for your mobile studio. JVC included two sets of preamp outputs, so you can plug in an amplifier or powered subwoofer to add some oomph to your music. In addition to its variable-color illumination, the KD-R680S receiver also features built-in dimmer and brightness controls, so you can see the info on its 2-line display without any unnecessarily distracting lights.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with USB flash drives loaded with MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 12-digit LCD display with variable-color illumination
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control and charging capability (see Details for compatibility info)
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 12 EQ presets
    • 3-position loudness control
    • high-pass and subwoofer low-pass filter and level control
    • Digital Track Expander improves the sound of heavily compressed music files
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port with sliding cover
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • includes English and Spanish menu settings
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # KD-R680S

    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S/4/3G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,WAV,FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    The JVC KD-R680S replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity:  The JVC KD-R680S's front-panel USB port lets you connect your AOA 2.0 compatible Android smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. Click here for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.

    • Audio Mode: The JVC KD-R680S supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android  (OS 4.1+) smartphone to the KD-R680S's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the JVC head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Audio Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • JVC Music Play App (Auto Mode): Downloading the JVC Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the JVC CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the JVC Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The JVC KD-680Ss front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The KD-680S supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KD-680S.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can will need to use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a "Made For iPod/iPhone" 30-pin-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KD-680S.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The JVC KD-R680S's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through JVC receiver. The KD-R680S provides music browsing, as well as song/artist information display. You can choose between two operating modes.

    • Head Unit Mode with Song/Artist Info: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically. The KD-R680S also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the KD-R680S will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed in this mode. The unit will simply display "App & iPod Mode".


    • If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KD-R680S.
    • If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a 3rd party "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified dock-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KD-R680S.

    Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R680S is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/16/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora iHeart Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6+/6/6S/6S+ 10.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 10.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone): The JVC KD-R680S allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-R680S via the JVC 105KSU62 cable (sold separately), a "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified 30-pin cable (sold separately), or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from your Pandora music service account through the JVC KD-R680S using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+). The JVC KD-R680S provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information.
    • iHeartRadio Link: The free iHeartRadio Link app for JVC from  lets you play music from your iHeartRadio music service account through the JVC KD-R680S using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KDC-168U will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access.
    Note: Access to the Pandora and iHeartRadio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora & iHeartRadio not available in all regions.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The JVC KD-R680S is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: The Channel list displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list channels in specific categories.
    • Song/Artist Info:  Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. These 18 SiriusXM presets are automatically identified as SmartFavorites for advanced features such as TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
    • TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports, or music content on any of your SmartFavorite Presets. TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels or currently tuned music channel.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-680S features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    • US or European Tuning:  You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.
    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • Radio Timer: The head unit's Radio Timer features lets you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off).

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3 & WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.

    • Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
    • Disc Protection: If the ejected disc is not removed within 20 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust. The source will change to CD, and the disc will begin playback, even if you have another source selected at the time.
    Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The JVC KD-R680S features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices; like USB thumbdrives, USB card readers, or portable digital music players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Drive Change: The head unit's Drive Change mode lets you switch between multiple memory cards in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone or portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Drive Change mode lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as an SD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compatible Music Files: The JVC KD-680S supports the following types of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD (-R/RW) USB  (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/2, Joliet, or Long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KD-680S offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

    • Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of music folders and tracks on an inserted CD or USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current disc at random), Off (cancels random function)
    • 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 player will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio & DSP Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-680S 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. The power output specs for the KD-680S are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amp Gain: When you are using the KD-680S 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 25 (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 35.

    2.5V/4CH Preamp Output: The KD-680S is equipped with two pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front, Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When set for subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading.

    Subwoofer Controls: When the unit's Rear/SW preamp output is set to Subwoofer, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter at 55Hz, 85Hz, or 120Hz. You can also adjust the subwoofer phase between 180° (reverse) or 0° (normal). In addition, you can adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -8 and +8 (separate from the main volume level).

    Subwoofer Speaker Connection: You can connect a subwoofer to this head unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left rear speaker leads (the right rear speaker output will be muted). The rated power output for the subwoofer speaker channel remains 22 watts. Same subwoofer controls apply, except the, subwoofer level adjustment is from -6 to+3.

    Pro EQ: The KD-R680S is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 13 preset sound modes (Flat, Hard Rock, Jazz, Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, Talk, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Classical, Dance, DRVN, & User ) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The DRVN EQ preset helps you hear your music over road noise; tt boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

    Pro EQ
    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 0.75, 1.0, 1.25
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) Fixed

    Note: You can store EQ Pro bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Pandora/iHeart Radio).

    Audio Enhancements: The JVC KD-680S offers the following audio adjustments to enhance your music listening experience.

    • Digital Track Expander: The digital Track Expander automatically enhances compressed music files and restores the original richness of the recording.
    • Bass Boost: The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies.
    • Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level.
    • 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 Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display & Remote  Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-680S features a detachable face to deter theft. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    2-Line VA LCD: Equipped with VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD panels that offer a broader angle of view and better visibility, the KD-R680S's 2-line display provides more information with English or Spanish text.

    Dual Zone Variable Color Illumination: The head unit's variable color illumination is separated into two zones (Display & Buttons). The KD-R680S offers 49 color presets and custom colors for each of these zones. You can choose one of these color presets or select the ColorFlow mode which scrolls through all 49 color presets. Additionally, there is a User preset, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31; resulting in approximately 30,000 custom color options. You can choose to use the same color for both the display & button illumination, or use a different color for each illumination zone.

    Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the brightness level of each manually from 0-31.

    Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set automatically or manually; select "Off" for daytime brightness setting, "On" for nighttime brightness setting, or "Auto" which switches between day and nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp circuit). You can also set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" setting to be activated.

    Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).

    Remote Control: The JVC KD-680S comes with an IR remote control and offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately).

    • Wireless Remote Control: The KD-680S comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).
    • SWC Input (requires optional adapter): 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).

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    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
    Quality and price [ wayne  Sep 22, 2018 ]
    nice unit with great reviews and a great price! [ jim  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    Good reviews & price [ Thomas  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    price and simplicity [ john  Sep 14, 2017 ]
    Ratings and features. [ Daniel  Sep 12, 2017 ]
    A thumping gift for my niece. [ daniel  Aug 02, 2017 ]
    I didn't need a really nice receiver but at the same time I needed something for iPhone and cds so it works out [ joshua  May 18, 2017 ]
    Needed a replacement head unit and wanted something with 2+V out and colors to choose from. [ Sebastian  May 10, 2017 ]
    Good Value, had satellite radio option [ Danny  Mar 09, 2017 ]
    It was so warming the way it changed colors and it's overall features.. [ Ariel  Feb 24, 2017 ]
    A friend of mine has one and highly recommended it. Have had pioneer and sony head units before and thought i would try this one. [ Ronnie  Feb 23, 2017 ]
    Good price......just needed basic stereo and this works. [ Jonadab  Feb 14, 2017 ]
    Had an old school kd-lx3, the one with the flip down face, since 2000 and it finally played out. i just loved the sound and ease of easy tune. The pro eg settings make an old guy go crazy, now i get all the cool feature with pandora and my iphone, and all my music on usb.... so excited. [ Clay  Feb 12, 2017 ]
    Jvc is a good brand [ Adam  Feb 05, 2017 ]
    Needed a new system. JVC has been around and is probably as good as any for what I need. [ Neil J.  Jan 07, 2017 ]
    Features [ mitchell  Jan 05, 2017 ]
    I am a retired electronics technician and I serviced JVC product good quality [ Matt  Dec 18, 2016 ]

    5 questions already asked

    Why does it need a battery? I do not use a remote or phone.
    [ steve  Sep 19, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    The only thing that needs a battery is the remote, and it comes with one.
    [ Jeff  Sep 19, 2017 ]
    The battery is needed only if you plan on using the remote to control the settings, the stereo is powered by your car battery.
    [ Clayton  Sep 19, 2017 ]
    The battery is for the included remote control.
    [ Kenny  Sep 19, 2017 ]  Staff
    Will pandora play using android?
    [ Lawrence  Aug 24, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    The JVC KD-R680S lets you connect your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone to the front-panel USB port and listen for playback of stored music and music apps (such as Pandora). For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
    [ Larry  Aug 30, 2017 ]  Staff
    The OEM radio in my car is Double DIN - how do I install a Single DIN replacement to fill the entire space?
    [ Sidney  May 31, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  May 31, 2017 ]  Staff
    Does it have a clock display in the screen saver options?
    [ BekaW  Mar 03, 2017 ]
    11 answers
    [ Adam  Mar 14, 2017 ]
    Yes it does.
    [ MIKE  Mar 12, 2017 ]
    [ Jerry  Mar 08, 2017 ]
    There is a way to set it so the time continues to be displayed even if the ignition is off, if that answers your question.
    [ George Michael  Mar 07, 2017 ]
    Not that I have found.
    [ Joel  Mar 07, 2017 ]
    Sorry I never hooked it up. I returned it because not enough output Jack's on it
    [ kevin  Mar 07, 2017 ]
    [ RANDY  Mar 07, 2017 ]
    Clock display is in lower right corner. I have not found an option for a "full" size clock display.
    [ Jeremy  Mar 06, 2017 ]
    Yes it does and for the money I very satisfied with the stereo. Tom
    [ THOMAS J  Mar 06, 2017 ]
    It displays the clock and date on all different sources except for sirius/xm. You have to switch through the different display options, but all sources have one with the clock showing.
    [ Clay  Mar 06, 2017 ]
    Screen saver is not mentioned in the manual. The clock display setting can be set to show even when power is off, or not if you prefer not to see it.
    [ Jonadab  Mar 06, 2017 ]
    If you set to a specific color will it stay that color or does it change with the music and turn different colors and does it dim at night?
    [ byron  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    9 answers
    you do indeed have your choice of colors and it will stay that color if you wish. It does not auto dim at night, however, there is a night color. Easy to change. Hope this helps.
    [ MIKE  Mar 12, 2017 ]
    Will stay the color you select until you change it. This can be done at any time. You can choose different colors and brightnesses for day and night, night being when you turn on your headlights. Likewise the dimming feature. But you can choose "FLOW" which causes the button display to cycle through it's colors (40!) and you can choose the speed of the change! I left mine set that way. It's kinda fun to see a different color every time I look at it! Changing to the beat of the music is reserved for exterior illumination-- like lights under the car.
    [ George Michael  Mar 07, 2017 ]
    It will stay one color. Does not change with music. There is a night function, but I don't use it.
    [ David Rodney  Feb 23, 2017 ]
    Color stays the same
    [ RODNEY  Feb 22, 2017 ]
    Whatever color you select will stay. I have mines set to wher it changes colors and you set how fast you want to colors to change. You also set how bright or dim you want them.
    [ Jamisha  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    the colors you set stay that way. they can be changed any time. I think you can set it to dim at night but I don't use that feature.
    [ Joe  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    yes you can set to specific color and yes it does dim at night
    [ CANDIDO V  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    Can dim at night and will stay one color
    [ james  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    You can change to solid color mode or certain modes will flash or change to the beat, also I believe there is a night mode on this specific model. So you can set a day and a night color.
    [ Kyle  Feb 20, 2017 ]

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