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JVC KD-R99MBS

CD receiver for Jeep, powersports, or marine applications

Item # 105KDR99MB

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About the JVC KD-R99MBS

Tough, versatile, and expandable

Looking for a receiver that can handle all your music and stand up to life in the great outdoors? JVC's powersports KD-R99MBS CD receiver offers an impressive array of features, including built-in Bluetooth® and Android™ compatibility, along with convenient front USB and AUX inputs. This rugged receiver will play all your favorite CDs, includes connections for all your devices and offers lots of options when you want to expand your system. As an added bonus, the high-contrast 2-line display cuts through glare, so you can see what's playing when you're enjoying a day of fun in the sun.

Tough, versatile, and expandable

Looking for a receiver that can handle all your music and stand up to life in the great outdoors? JVC's powersports KD-R99MBS CD receiver offers an impressive array of features, including built-in Bluetooth® and Android™ compatibility, along with convenient front USB and AUX inputs. This rugged receiver will play all your favorite CDs, includes connections for all your devices and offers lots of options when you want to expand your system. As an added bonus, the high-contrast 2-line display cuts through glare, so you can see what's playing when you're enjoying a day of fun in the sun.

Optimized for your iPhone®

Plug your iPod® or iPhone into the front USB port to enjoy complete control and faster charging. This JVC's built-in iPod controls let you access your playlists intuitively. If you use Pandora®, Spotify®, or iHeartRadio, connect your iPhone® and access "play," "pause," "thumbs-up," and "thumbs-down" functions with the receiver's controls.

For added convenience, the 2-way control feature lets you pick your music using the receiver or the phone itself. If your phone is equipped with Siri® Eyes Free technology, anything you can do with Siri can be done with this receiver.

Also awesome for Android

With JVC's App Remote Control, you can get more from your music when you connect your Android smartphone (select operating systems only) via USB. You can list and search stored music by artist or album, or let the app analyze your songs and create a playlist that suits your mood. You can also enjoy your favorite Pandora®, Spotify®, or iHeartRadio stations via Bluetooth.

A charging USB connection

The powerful 1.5A front USB port keeps a smartphone charged while it's performing many battery-draining tasks at once. With your smartphone connected, you can use Drive Change Mode to listen to your phone's internal memory as one source and access its little microSD card as another. Drive Change also lets you switch between multiple memory cards in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumb drives connected to a USB hub. This JVC also plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC files stored on a thumb drive.

Expand your options and your audio

You can connect a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (subscription required) and enjoy music, news, sports, and more, even when you're many miles offshore. Optional wired or wireless marine remotes from JVC let you add control stations around your boat. The KD-R99MBS includes front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs, which is great news for anyone who wants to built a powerful system for their vehicle or vessel.

Made for all-weather use

A marine-rated receiver has to stand up to salt, spray, sunlight, and all kinds of rough weather. JVC designed the KD-R99MBS specifically for outdoor environments, with a conformal-coated circuit board and an anti-rust coating that helps prevent moisture-related damage. These rugged features keep the music playing, so you can relax and enjoy yourself.

Habla español

The KD-R99MBS lets you choose either English or Spanish as your menu and display language.

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:
    • marine-rated CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • detachable face with 2-line white backlit display and variable-color illumination
    • conformal coated circuit board for water resistance
    • separated brightness control for LCD and button illumination
    • auto dimmer
    • menus can be displayed in English and Spanish
    Smartphone Features:
    • USB 1.5A connection charges devices quicker
    • works with Siri Eyes Free technology
    • built-in iPod control; 2-way iPod/iPhone control
    • control PANDORA®, Spotify®, and iHeart Radio from your iPhone or Android
    Audio Features:
    • plays media loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC files through USB
    • high-res FLAC playback on USB (96kHz/24bit)
    • high- and low-pass filters, plus sub level control
    • Easy EQ with 11 presets and 13-band graphic equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB 1.5A port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, sub)
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • compatible with JVC's optional wired and wireless remotes
    Other Features and Specs:
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    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information
    • Face Fixing screw note

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    Nice upgrade from stock 2013 Harley head unit

    Richard from Howey In The Hills, FL on 5/15/2019

    2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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    Just finished installing this JVC in my 2013 Harley FLHX/Street Glide. Installation was a breeze with the Scotche install kit. I opted for the ready made harness from crutchfield and it's truly as easy as plug and play. I also installed some MTX thunder 6.5" speakers with the Scotche speaker adapters. My initial thoughts are this head unit is just what I'm looking for. There seems to be plenty of adjustments with all the audio settings that I'll be able to dial in just the right sound once I'm done messing with the adjustments. On my first ride it seems like the head unit is a little underpowered while cruising at hwy speeds...I'll probably get a small amp to pump up the volume a bit. The display is great, no problems with direct sun light and not being able to see the display clearly. You can customize the background light with 39 variations of color...I used red to match my bike. The only issue I had was the Crux steering wheel adapter for retaining the handle bar controls...It was a simple fix thanks to Mike at Crutchfield Tech Support. For this particular JVC headunit, the DIP switch setting needs to be set at #1 up, #2 down, and #3 up for my Harley handle bar controls. This is the setting for Blaupunkt head units. The Crux table of settings list JVC as #1 up and #2&3 down. The handle bar controls work fine now. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase of this JVC Head unit, looks and sounds great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Pendleton, IN on 4/29/2019

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    This radio is awesome !! I love all of the features that it has and love that I have hands free calling now. The original radio in my jeep was ok but this one makes a world of difference...

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    Crutchfield customer from Pewaukee, WI on 4/27/2019

    1991 Pontiac Trans Am

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    Installation went smoothly. Crutchfield support was very helpful. A big improvement over cars original system.

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    Good Purchase Decision

    Crutchfield customer from Easton, PA on 4/8/2019

    2004 Volkswagen Beetle

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    Super nice sound from this radio. A lot of features packed into a single din size.

    Pros: Great sound. Pushes all 8 of the Monsoon Speakers in our VW Beetle

    Cons: Small buttons

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    Crutchfield customer from Stuart, FL on 2/5/2019

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    Easy installation thank you Chris field sounds great works great fits perfect 99 Jeep Wrangler

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    Flaky Bluetooth and other poor design choices.

    Crutchfield customer from Talbott, TN on 1/12/2019

    2004 Honda Civic

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    I purchased the JVC unit due to the good reviews on crutchfield...especially the lack of negative reviews about bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, my experience was two units that did not have reliable bluetooth connection. My primary purpose was to have voice controlled, hands free phone operation. Both units would randomly loose connection to either one of our two iphone 6s phones. These phones are only one month old and work without issue with our other vehicle's bluetooth system. What made this worse is how the JVC firmware is written. If you have no connection, when you push the phone button, the unit goes into a 2 minute check bluetooth mode. So, driving down the road, you are unaware the bluetooth has cut out, you push the button to make a call and the radio goes off for two minutes doing its "thing". The only quick solution is to turn the radio off and then on again and it will immediately reconnect and work well for a while. As always, Crutchfield support is amazing, responsive, and knowledgeable. They helped me diagnose the first unit as defective when it started giving "Hardware Error" messages along with the flaky connection, and understood my frustrations when the second unit was displaying similar issues.

    Pros: Bright high contrast display. Crutchfield Support!!!

    Cons: Bluetooth and related firmware operation. The CD eject button is tiny and situated above the large volume knob making it difficult to use while keep eyes on the road. Also, the buttons are dark (unlit) when the car is running but the radio is off which is problematic at night. You can set the display to be on in this situation, but it is a weak design that does not allow the option of the buttons being lit as well.

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    Marine Rated???

    Ron from Knoxville, TN on 11/29/2018

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    This receiver is my second from JVC in my open-top Jeep. I originally had the JVC KD-R97MBS. That quit working after getting caught in a storm. Crutchfield replaced the receiver for me under warranty. Now, the KD-R99MBS has quit working after we got caught in a light rain shower. These receivers were both "Marine Rated". The receiver was nice when it worked. If you plan to put this unit through the elements, it will not hold up. Too bad. I really liked the receiver besides this issue.

    Pros: Nice overall

    Cons: NOT for even slightly damp applications! Marine rating is highly questionable.

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    Crutchfield customer from Los Osos, CA on 9/21/2018

    1990 Mazda Miata

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    OUTSTANDING! I'm always pleased with Crutchfield! Fit perfect, easy to see and use and sounds great! The wire harness was perfect,

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    Nice upgrade

    Sluggo from Red Hook, NY on 9/16/2018

    2010 Ford Ranger

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    I updated a 2 year old JVC unit that I bought from crutchfield for my ford ranger. The old unit was skipping cds. The new one was not only less expensive, but added some nice features. There's an EQ setting that compensates for road noise which is excellent. Anyone with a truck would apprecite it. It also was the marine unit which has a high contrast screen so that the clock is visible in bright sunlight. Better sound, better blue tooth, better radio reception, similar controls to the older unit. The crutchfield install package made it easy to get it up and running. It took maybe 20 minutes to install it. Very satisfied.

    Pros: Good sound, features, visible screen in sunlight

    Cons: The attachments to secure the radio to the truck were useless.

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    Total satisfaction

    Todd from Vestal, NY on 9/9/2018

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    Installation was a breeze. Crutchfield supplied vehicle specific instructions for my JK that were phenomenally perfect. Stereo has plenty of options and is way better than the factory stereo. Hands free works and sounds good with my phone. I highly recommend.

    Pros: Good fitment. Looks good. Works great. Install directions were great

    Cons: None

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    Nice Stereo for Jeep Wrangler

    Crutchfield customer from Oxford, CT on 7/1/2018

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    Really like the stereo...easy to install, easy to use, nice visible display.....any color you want it to be for the lights on unit. Wish i bought better speakers to go with it, next time! Fit in the 2004 Wrangler very nicely. All the supplied install gear was perfect.

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    Crutchfield customer from Palmyra, PA on 6/20/2018

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    I couldn't be happier with my new headunit. The white face plate works perfectly allowing proper view in direct sunlight. Unit has plenty of power to drive the bose speakers.

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    Crutchfield customer from Aurora, CO on 6/10/2018

    2005 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great so far. Big, bright display is easy to read in the sun. Pretty intuitive menus & settings, only had to check the manual for a couple things. Bluetooth audio works great. Comes with a mic but I haven't used the phone yet

    Pros: Easy install, big bright display, Bluetooth audio works great

    Cons: None so far

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    Great product!!

    Barb from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/22/2018

    2001 Jeep Wrangler

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    Fast shipping, Easy instillation, and superb product. Bluetooth connected effortlessly to my iPhone and the sound quality is great on calls, podcasts and music. Only wish I would have bought it sooner!!!

    Pros: Price, easy to use, sound quality

    Cons: My only complaint is I don't like the text scroll... or lack there of. Sometimes it shows the title of the song playing on Pandora sometimes it doesn't.

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    Crutchfield customer from Owens X Rds, AL on 5/4/2018

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    Good reception, easy to read

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    Danny from Columbia, AL on 4/29/2018

    1995 Geo Tracker

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    Awesome unit. Easy to install greatbsound

    Pros: Easy to install. Just exactly what I wanted and needed.

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    Tilt from Russell, MA on 4/18/2018

    2001 Jeep Wrangler

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    Good unit for the price. Good radio reception. Blue Tooth works well with my iPhone for calls and tunes. CD player doesn't miss a beat no matter what the Jeep is going over. Easy to install. However, I can not set the clock to set. I've followed the directions which are none to clear. I will have to give up some time and call for tech support. Who, by the way, are outstanding. Also I find it annoying that the CD player re sets to track one each time the unit is switched on. The OEM unit it replaces started up where it left off if it worked at all.

    Pros: Easy install. Works well

    Cons: Can't set the time. Re starts CD at track one every time unit is switched off.

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    Crutchfield customer from Saxonburg, PA on 3/13/2018

    1989 Chevrolet Camaro

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    Sounds awsome

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    Crutchfield customer from Greenwich, CT on 1/20/2018

    2009 Jeep Wrangler

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    Simply great! . a lot of features for a simple to install head unit. fits perfectly in my jeep, very neat sound no statics whatsoever. always trusty of Crutchfield.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bumpass, VA on 1/8/2018

    2004 Land Rover Discovery

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    Aws9me deck for the money very happy

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    Perfect fit and great sound.

    Larry from Goodlettsvlle, TN on 1/2/2018

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    Works and sounds great. Customer service is the best I've ever seen. I will never buy stereo equipment anywhere else but Crutchfield again.

    Pros: Perfect fit and great sound.

    Cons: No cons

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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
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XR/X/8+/8/7/7+/6S+/6S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote No
    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
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)

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

    Marine & Remote Features

    Marine Rated: The JVC KD-R99MBS marine receiver has a special water-resistant, anti-rust conformal coating placed on its main circuit board to protect its circuitry from the harsh, corrosive marine environment of boating and the outdoor elements of motorsport. Even though the conformal coating makes the receiver water-resistant, it is still recommended that it be used with a universal marine cover such as the Metra (120999005B, sold separately) or Scosche (142ACM1, sold separately).

    Optional Marine Wired Remote: The JVC RM-RK62M wired marine remote control (105RMRK62M, sold separately) is designed to withstand the harsh marine environment. The JVC add-on wired remote features source selector, music search, and volume control buttons. The remote will need to be hardwired to the head unit's blue/yellow remote input wire.

    Remote App (for iOS): The JVC Remote App is an application (for Apple iOS 8.0+) operates the JVC receiver like a wireless remote control from your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iOS device. The JVC Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control from your compatible mobile device.

    • Source Selection: The JVC Remote App provides list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources (Aux, AM/FM, USB, Bluetooth); so you can select which source you want to listen to from the app on your mobile device.
    • Playback Control: The application lets you control USB and Bluetooth audio playback. You have control of Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. From the app you can also select AM/FM bands, select preset stations, and seek AM/FM stations.
    • Display Information: The app also displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist/album information (when applicable).
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the JVC Remote application.
    Notes:
    • When using the JVC Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).
    • The Remote App is no longer compatible with any model Android OS device (as of 1/1/2019).

    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).

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-R99MBS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 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) & 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-R99MBS. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KD-R99MBS 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.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the JVC receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the JVC receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's front-panel.
    • Streaming DJ: The new Streaming DJ feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the JVC receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.
    Note: You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    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-R99MBS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the KD-R99MBS 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-R99MBS 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-R99MBS, 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 download phone book data from your mobile phone to the CD receiver. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Your phonebook can be searched alphabetically or numerically.
      • 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.
      • 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.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-R99MBS supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. 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-R99MBS for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KD-R99MBS offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the KD-R99MBS offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KD-R99MBS lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • 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-R99MBS has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on the KD-R99MBS 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-R99MBS; 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-R99MBS's front-panel USB port lets you connect your AOA 2.0 compatible Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices, regardless of operating system. 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.

    • Auto Mode: The JVC KD-R99MBS supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone to the KD-R99MBS's 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 4.1-7.1.2) 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.
    Note: JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The JVC KD-R99MBS's front-panel USB port can be used to connect a Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit (see chart below for compatibility). The KD-R99MBS supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device. 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-R99MBS. 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-R99MBS.

    • Head Unit Control: 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-R99MBS 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 Apple iPod/iPhone. You can also choose to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
    • Song/Artist Info: The KD-R99MBS will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.
    Note: See chart below for compatible Apple iPod, iPhone, & iPad models.

    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-R99MBS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/5/2019):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Music Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Remote App Pandora Spotify iHeartRadio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 12.2 Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N Y N 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: The JVC KD-R99MBS allows you to access Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-R99MBS via the Lightning or 30-pin cable supplied with your iPhone, JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately), or paired via Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KD-R99MBS. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora: The free Pandora App (or Apple iOS 11.0+ or Android 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KD-R99MBS using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The JVC KD-R99MBS 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. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KD-R99MBS has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the JVC receiver's front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist, or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    • iHeartAuto: The free iHeartAuto app for JVC (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KD-R99MBS using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. 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-R99MBS will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto 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. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    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.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The JVC KD-R99MBS 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 Replay, TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
      • Replay: When you select a SmartFavorite preset you can rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports or music content.
      • TuneStart: With the TuneStart enabled, playback will automatically start from the beginning of a song when you tune to a SmartFavorite preset channel.
      • TuneScan: 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-R99MBS 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 MSC Playback: The JVC KD-R99MBS features front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden by a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of a USB mass storage class (MSC) device; like a USB thumbdrive, USB card reader, or portable digital audio player. 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 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 ports (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-R99MBS 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 44.1kHz
    FLAC:
    bit depth of 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 96kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3(version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA, AAC, & FLAC tags

    Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KD-R99MBS 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

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-R99MBS in-dash CD receiver utilizes a 24-bit (DAC (digital-to-analog converter) for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-R99MBS 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-R99MBS 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-R99MBS 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.

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KD-R99MBS features front, rear and subwoofer 4-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and offers independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Crossover Network: The JVC KD-R99MBS 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-R99MBS 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-R99MBS 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-R99MBS 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-R99MBS 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. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    2-Line VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD: The JVC KD-R99MBS is equipped with a 2-line VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD screen that offers high contrast, sharp images, and a wide viewing angle for better visibility. The LCD screen provides information for audio settings, song/artist/album info, and station identification. You can even select between English or Spanish text.

    Variable Color Button Illumination: The KD-R99MBS features variable color button illumination. You can choose from one of 49 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 49 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights.

    Note: The display illumination is not variable and fixed with a black text and white background.

    Brightness & Dimmer Control: The JVC KD-R99MBS offers a brightness & dimmer control to suit day- and night-time driving.

    • 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, manually, or via timer. Manually select "Off" for daytime brightness setting or "On" for nighttime brightness setting. Choose "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).

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    It has good reviews, and per Crutchfield tech. support it has all the features I need. [ Donnie  Mar 26, 2019 ]
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    Received an email from Crutchfield featuring some killer JVC car receivers. I just purchased a powered subwoofer for my Jeep Wrangler, and I wanted a receiver upgrade...sooooo....... I purchased a JVC marine rated unit that will look amazing in my ride. Crutchfield never disappoints. I love their stuff and I love their people! [ John  Jan 17, 2019 ]
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    For marine use on my Harley with stands weather. [ Christine  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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    There were a lot of complaints on other receiver's postings that their displays were difficult to read in daylight conditions. On the other hand, this receiver had specific postings stating easy reading of the display. Similarly, other receivers has some positing about the CD skipping whereas this model had some specific postings stating it worked well in bumpy environments. We shall see! [ Michael  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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    recommended [ Larry  Dec 14, 2018 ]
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    The JVC KD-R99MBS was chosen over other brands due to the very visible display, fairly flat front (less glare) and multiple lines in the display - I need the clock visible as much as possible. The Sony's face plate was so curved that glare would be a constant problem. The Pioneer units have 11dbf FM sensitivity as opposed to most others at 8-8.2DBF The Alpine had a single line display and rocker type switches for station selection. The Kenwood also looked like it had a single line display. [ Richard  Nov 03, 2018 ]
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    JVC reputaion and has features i want. [ HKeith  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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    I chose this radio after it was recommended by my sales advisor for my application. I originally thought I wanted a Kenwood, but my sales advisor suggested I look at a marine radio due to the type of application. I plan to put this in a Jeep Wrangler, & I keep the top off as much as possible. I visited the sales store to put hands on the different radio options. The quality / durability of the marine radios made that the best chose and the features of this radio met my taste in options I wanted. [ Matt  May 06, 2018 ]
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    Have a JVC in my motorhome, can't read screen. This looks better and I hope will just plug in. [ G  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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    installing it on a motorcycle ware rain might get to radio [ roger  Mar 11, 2018 ]
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    My current radio is factory 95 model with cassette player. I didn't think I would ever upgrade but I am spending more time in my truck going from more than one job every day and it is time to hear quality sounding tunes, CD, USB mainly, not much on radio. [ STEVE  Feb 26, 2018 ]
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    have not yet received the radio, reviews are very good, I am replacing a JVC as well, so hopefully will easy replacement on my boat [ Nabil  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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    I have factory steering wheel controls in my 2006 Limited 4runner without JBL. Will the supplied wiring harness allow me to control my new stereo with these controls or will they lose functionality? If so, how do I wire the steering wheel controls to my new JVC KD-R99MBS stereo? Thanks!
    [ Nick  Dec 07, 2018 ]
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    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Dec 14, 2018 ]  Staff

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