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JVC KD-R870BT

CD receiver

Item # 105KDR870B

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About the JVC KD-R870BT

Get your phones involved...together

The various multimedia capabilities of JVC's KD-R870BT CD receiver demonstrate that you don't always have to pay a lot to get a lot. Evolving Bluetooth® technology lets you automatically pair up two phones simultaneously for convenient hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming. iPhone® and Android™ phone compatibility provide you access to a variety of Internet radio choices, while this receiver's simple-to-use controls quickly get you into immersive sound-shaping and display settings. 

Get your phones involved...together

The various multimedia capabilities of JVC's KD-R870BT CD receiver demonstrate that you don't always have to pay a lot to get a lot. Evolving Bluetooth® technology lets you automatically pair up two phones simultaneously for convenient hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming. iPhone® and Android™ phone compatibility provide you access to a variety of Internet radio choices, while this receiver's simple-to-use controls quickly get you into immersive sound-shaping and display settings. 

The latest Bluetooth technology

The KD-R870BT will pair with a Bluetooth-equipped phone automatically. So, don't worry about digging into tedious menu settings to wirelessly connect both phones. When you have to share the ride, this JVC enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling and audio streaming. iPhone users, you'll also get voice control when pairing an iPhone with Siri.

Pick your source

You'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora® and iHeartRadio® on this great-sounding receiver, and iPhone users can now tune into Apple Music® for even more variety. You can also satisfy your music fix using the receiver's sensitive AM/FM radio, CD player, and front aux input for a portable music player, like a high-res player. And if you have MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, or FLAC music files on a thumb drive, the USB port can handle those too.

Tweak the sights and sounds

Once you've got the music going, you can shape your sound with the onboard 13-band graphic equalizer or select one of the eight EQ presets for a quick boost. JVC's K2 technology spruces up the sound of digital music by expanding the compressed bit rate, and you can add more kick to any source with the loudness switch. Since most car speakers are located down low in the doors, the KD-R870BT offers Sound Lift, which adjusts your music's frequencies to virtually "raise" your speakers for better, more natural imaging. If you're adding amplifiers or a powered subwoofer, the two sets of 4-volt preamp outputs provide you the clean signal you need for added output.

You can set the illuminated display to dim at a specific time or when you turn your headlights on. And if you'd like to avoid being seen from miles away, JVC included a 32-step brightness control for just the right amount of light in your dash, day or night.

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.

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.

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

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays media loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC music files
    • detachable face with 12-digit LCD single-line display with blue button illumination
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
      • includes dual phone connection and automatic pairing for iPhone and Android
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control and charging capability
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android (plus Apple Music with iPhone)
    • Siri Eyes Free voice control with compatible iPhones
    Audio Features:
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with 8 EQ presets
    • 3-step loudness control
    • high- and low-pass crossovers
    • Volume Link EQ boost specific frequencies to compensate for road noise
    • Sound Lift improves imaging of lower-positioned speakers
    • K2 technology improves the digital sound for all music sources
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port with sliding cover
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Features and Specs:

    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)
    • Microphone w/ integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    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/5/4S/4/3GS/3
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    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 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC.WAV,FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    The JVC KD-R870BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet+AM/FM Radio
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-R870BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR/3.0), 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 1.6 (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 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    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 KD-R870BT. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (via USB): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KD-R870BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running JVC Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the JVC head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit, with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio device connected at one time.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the KD-R870BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the KD-R870BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. 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 front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KD-R870BT 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 KD-R870BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
      • Preset Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KD-R870BT.You can search through your contacts alphabetically or numerically. Up to 400 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone.
      • 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 once you have activated the voice dialing function from the head unit's front-panel. 
    External Mic: 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, noise cancellation, and echo 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.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-R870BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display and support for AAC music streaming.

    • Stored Music & Music Apps: You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the JVC KD-R870BT for playback.
    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KD-R870BT offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the KD-R870BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KD-R870BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4+ phones only).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: 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 Eyes Free Control: When paired to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the JVC KD-R870BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on the KD-R870BT 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 head unit and its microphone. You can even 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 with Bluetooth; the head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the KD-R870BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity:  The JVC KD-R870BT'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. 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.

    • Hand Mode: The JVC KD-R870BT supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android  (OS 4.1+) smartphone to the KD-R870BT'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: 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. 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-R870BT'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 KD-R870BT 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-R870BT.
    • 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-R870BT.

    iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of stored music, music apps, and podcasts on your iPod or iPhone. The KD-R870BT provides music control and song/artist information display. You can choose between two operating modes.

    • Head Unit Mode + 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-R870BT 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-R870BT 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".

    USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R870BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/3/2015):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora iHeart Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th/6th 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3/4 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y  N
    Air 1/2 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 1/2/3/4 9.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y 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+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone/Android): The JVC KD-R870BT allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-R870BT via the Lightning or 30-pin cable supplied with your iPhone, or JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately). Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KD-R870BT. Your iPhone or Android smartphone device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from your Pandora music service account through the JVC KD-R870BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. The JVC KD-R870BT 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/thumbs down and bookmark them on your Pandora account.
    • iHeartRadio Link: The free iHeartRadio Link app for JVC (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from your iHeartRadio music service account through the JVC KD-R870BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). 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 KD-R870BT 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 these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R870BT 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, & AAC 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.
    • Auto Reload: 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-R870BT 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 and USB card readers, as well as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) or Blackberry. 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.

    • Music Drive: The Music Drive feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone (like Android with Froyo/Gingerbread OS or Blackberry) is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive features 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. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compatible Music Files: The JVC KD-R870BT 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 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
    FLAC:
    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-R870BT 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 Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-R870BT 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-R870BT 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-R870BT 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.

    4V/4CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KD-R870BT is equipped with two pair of 4V 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 and offer an independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Crossover Network: The JVC KD-R870BT lets you choose between a 2-way or 3-way crossover network for your car audio application.

    • 2-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a standard Tweeter, Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Front & Rear: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None
        • Subwoofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Front & Rear: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Sub: low pass filter (LPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • 3-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Midrange: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", or 6x9"
        • Woofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Midrange: high pass filter (HPF) & low pass filter (LPF)
          • HPF Frequency:  30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • LPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Woofer: low pass filter (LPF)
          • LPF Frequency:  30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The JVC KD-R870BT is equipped with 8 EQ presets, an Easy EQ (3-band), a Pro EQ (13-band), and a Vol Link EQ. Choose the one that best fits your type of music listening.

    • EQ Preset: You can choose between the following EQ presets - Flat, Hard Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, & User. The User mode allows you to select either the 3-band Easy EQ or 13-Band Pro EQ.
    • Easy EQ: The head unit's Easy EQ consists of a 3-band equalizer (Treble, Mid, & Bass). You can adjust the Treble, Mid, & Bass from -9 to +9.
    • Pro EQ: The units Pro EQ consists of a 13-band equalizer (100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency can be adjusted from -9 to +9. You can also adjust the Q-Factor of each frequency to 1.35, 1.50, or 2.0.
    • Vol Link EQ: The Vol Link EQ features  boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise.

    K2 Technology: The KD-R870BT employs K2 technology which dramatically improves the sound quality of compressed music files during CD, USB, and Bluetooth playback. When the K2 feature is activated, the sound becomes wider, smoother, and more natural.

    Sound Effects: The KD-R870BT offers adjustable Sound Effects to provide a better listening experience inside your vehicle. Use the "Enhance" feature to virtually broaden the soundstage inside your vehicle. Use the "Sound Lift" feature to virtually lift the sound to ear level. And use the "Response" feature to virtually make the sound more realistic and live inside your car.

    Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output.

    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 Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-R870BT 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.

    Single-Line LCD w/ Fixed Illumination: The head unit features a 14-segment, one-line LCD with white back-lit text and blue button illumination. You can select between English or Spanish text. Adjustable brightness and dimmer settings are available for the LCD and button illumination.

    • 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 even set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" dimmer 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

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-R870BT comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote does not operate Bluetooth hands-free phone functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    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).

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    Customer Q&A

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    recommendation of sales tech for my Jeep [ bob  Oct 28, 2016 ]
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    I got a great deal on a package deal, buy a select JVC receiver and get half off up to 4 speakers! [ Mark  Oct 11, 2016 ]
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    Suggested by advisors at crutchfield [ MICHAEL  Oct 05, 2016 ]
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    It has all the features I was looking for [ Kevin  Aug 30, 2016 ]
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    Double din receiver would not fit in Ford truck without mod, didn't want to cut dash. I only need 1 USB input and did not care for multi-colored display on single din unit. [ COREY  Aug 25, 2016 ]
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    Bluetooth. [ G  Aug 23, 2016 ]
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    Price, features and vehicle fit [ M  Aug 15, 2016 ]
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    Wanted a receiver that would allow me to continue to use steering wheel controls [ CHARLES D.  Aug 10, 2016 ]
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    Best selling item with good reviews. Looking to replace my factory 2005 radio (currently on the fritz) with Bluetooth capable radio/cd. [ Paul  Aug 05, 2016 ]
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    Features [ Forrest L Dilley  Aug 03, 2016 ]
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    Android phone integration, good sound enhancement options, 22W power output, all at a good price. [ Thomas  Aug 03, 2016 ]
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    I love this brand , been always please with the product [ Duain  Aug 02, 2016 ]
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    THIS WILL BE INSTALLED IN A 1967 CHEVY PICKUP. IT WAS MODIFIED FOR A DIN APPROXIMATELY 20 YEARS AGO. I JUST WANTED A NEW RADIO. [ WILLIAM H  Jul 31, 2016 ]
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    I was looking for a car stereo to replace my factory one. I would have spent more money to buy a double din stereo but it does not fit my 99 Silverado. It appears that I have to modify my bazel for the double din to fit which is something I might do later on. At this time this JVC stereo appears to be the best choice for me because of the price and because it came with other installation things that I didn't have to go buy. [ Gerardo  Jul 23, 2016 ]
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    Affordable price for what I need [ Brian  Jul 20, 2016 ]
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    price with desired features seemed to be a good value in line with what I was looking for. [ Brian  Jun 28, 2016 ]
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    Graphic Eq allows max adjustment for car environment [ JAMES  Jun 23, 2016 ]
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    Nice [ Thomas  Jun 23, 2016 ]
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    All the features I needed for a good price. [ ronald  Jun 22, 2016 ]
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    owned jvc before and liked the sound and quality. [ donald  Jun 21, 2016 ]
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    Has everything i was looking for, Bluetooth, Aux, USB, Wired Mic, CD Player. [ Antonio  Jun 16, 2016 ]
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    Price, function and adaptability to my 98 truck [ Craig  Jun 14, 2016 ]
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    best radio for best price [ David  May 23, 2016 ]
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    Had a lot of wanted features! [ Chas  May 23, 2016 ]
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    Needed a hands free blure tooth reciever for my vehicle. [ Brad  May 22, 2016 ]
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    Had the options and the price I was looking for [ John Michael  May 20, 2016 ]
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    Bluetooth Compatibility, Fits my Jeep and price [ Matthew  May 16, 2016 ]
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    I have had a few JVC Car Stereos in the past and have had really good luck with them and they have a lot of features for the price. So now it is time to add the convenience of Blue Tooth to my vehicle and this model included HD Radio, Pandora, Android and iPhone controls plus a built in EQ. [ Stephen  May 11, 2016 ]
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    Bargain [ Corzail  May 09, 2016 ]
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    Top Seller. Clean look. Has Bluetooth and CD abilities as well as a low price and included mic for phone. I also like the remote control design more than Pioneer's remote- The only remote pioneer has that I like comes with their $1200 unit. [ Nicolas  May 07, 2016 ]
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    My daughter mainly plays music through her iPhone so I think she will love the ease of bluetooth streaming. [ Jason  May 07, 2016 ]
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    Wanted a new in dash receiver that had both a cd player and usb and aux. inputs. Also wanted two pair of rca outputs for connection to the amp. Replacing an old Kenwood with cassette and cd changer (that skips). It only has one set of rca outputs, so I can now also get rid of the line out converter. I just installed a JVC head unit in my car and very pleased with it, so I decided to get this JVC for my truck. [ Hugh  May 06, 2016 ]
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    Ive had good luck with JVC over the years and needed a reliable stereo for my boat [ Pete  May 04, 2016 ]
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    I wanted to upgrade my car stereo so that I could use Bluetooth functionality from my phone. [ John  Apr 29, 2016 ]
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    Daughter selected it. CD, Graphic equalizer, Bluetooth, Good reviews. [ Steven  Apr 25, 2016 ]
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    Reputation, features and price [ Gary  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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    has all features we wanted and it was less than buying at Amazon [ jay  Apr 18, 2016 ]
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    Crutchfield recommended product to fit my vehicle and best price for what I needed. [ Anthony  Apr 16, 2016 ]
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    Replacement to original audio system, as the current one doesn't have a means to play music from my mobile devices. [ Kenneth  Apr 11, 2016 ]
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    Best price for the features I wanted and a brand I know. [ nverbarg  Apr 10, 2016 ]
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    Good price and nice features, and was looking for a radio with Bluetooth. It also had good reviews. [ Ruben  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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    It had a great combination of CD, Bluetooth, USB and Aux input. It also plays several formats including FLAC. [ Darrell  Apr 04, 2016 ]
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    has features that I need [ Sanchito C.  Mar 29, 2016 ]
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    the mosfet amp,the Bluetooth,and usb up front [ robin  Mar 27, 2016 ]
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    Features and value. [ William  Mar 22, 2016 ]
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    Replace stock radio in truck [ OBEY  Mar 22, 2016 ]
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    this device has all I was looking for [ Dora  Mar 12, 2016 ]
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    Best value for the money. [ Jeffrey  Mar 09, 2016 ]
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    As an Android phone owner, I like seeing manufacturers who focus on Android capabilities as well as the standard iPhone compatibility. [ Joe  Mar 07, 2016 ]
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    Pick this one based on reviews of it. [ Brad G  Feb 28, 2016 ]
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    its has all the feature i want [ Rodelo C.  Feb 28, 2016 ]
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    Seemed to offer all the necessities for a budget radio on my of my older off road vehicles I don't use often. [ Ryan  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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    Bluetooth to connect to my android. CD player for when the boss gives me CD's. N the JVC is a pretty good brand. N the colors will look great with my car. its all a match. [ Danny  Feb 01, 2016 ]
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    so I can listen to music and make phone calls while I am driving. [ Jeff  Dec 15, 2015 ]
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    9 questions already asked

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    How do you get it to display the time?
    [ Gregg  Oct 27, 2016 ]
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    On the left of the headset below the volume knob there is dual button. It has icon of a gear and box. Push on the box to scroll thru the display options until you see the time. If you push on the gear scroll thru the configuration option until you see "Set Time". Hope this helps
    [ Terrence  Oct 29, 2016 ]
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    Hands free mic is too quite. Anyone had the same problem?
    [ Reese  Aug 10, 2016 ]
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    Yes, had the same issue. Not sure if it can be corrected, at least I haven't figured that out yet.
    [ robert  Aug 10, 2016 ]
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    How do you connect antenna for AM radio reception?
    [ Brian  Jun 26, 2016 ]
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    Used the existing antenna connection in the car.
    [ Dennis  Jun 26, 2016 ]
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Jun 26, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Why does the stereo say too many devices connected when only one phone is paired?
    [ Rebecca  May 12, 2016 ]
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  May 13, 2016 ]  Staff
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    How do you set the time and day of the week on the radio?
    [ Steven  Mar 29, 2016 ]
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    I could not believe it my self it kept scanning time zones then stopped on the right one then it just adjusted itself for daylight savings time by it self.
    [ Duane  Mar 31, 2016 ]
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    Is there a trigger on this receiver for Google Now for bluetooth-connected Android phones? (Kind of like how there's Siri voice control for iPhone users)
    [ Joe  Mar 07, 2016 ]
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    Sorry I couldnt say, I have an iphone but I would assume customer service should have an answer for you.
    [ Edgar  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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    Can I hook up 4 speaks and a sub-woofer to this radio?
    [ R T Brinson  Feb 21, 2016 ]
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    Yes, but you should get a powered sub. It has the pre-outs for the sub, but if you want real bass you'll need to power it separately.
    [ Matt  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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    I just bought this and tried to install it today and my existing unit has a smaller 2nd wiring harness about half the size of the main one and the instructions don't explain what to do with that. It has no place in the new unit. My current 2005 Jeep Liberty does not have stereo controls on the steering wheel so I don't understand what that 2nd harness connects??
    [ Nemophilist  Jan 03, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Jan 04, 2016 ]  Staff
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    What are the dimensions of the JVC KD-R870BT? Length, width, depth.
    [ Francisco  Dec 28, 2015 ]
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    The JVC KD-R870BT is a standard "single DIN" stereo which are all 2" tall x 7" wide. The only dimension that changes from one model to another is the depth. This JVC requires a mounting depth of 6.5" but you'll want a little more than that to allow for the wiring harness and any RCA cables you may connect to the pre-amp outputs. I hope that helps!
    [ Ryan  Dec 30, 2015 ]  Staff
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