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Jensen MPR2121

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 110MPR2121

Modern car stereos can feature a wide variety of options, but sometimes all you want is a simple, inexpensive unit...

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Item # 110MPR2121

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About the Jensen MPR2121

What you need

Modern car stereos can feature a wide variety of options, but sometimes all you want is a simple, inexpensive unit that gives you what you need. Jensen has a history of supplying great sound and great value. Their MPR2121 digital media receiver keeps that tradition alive and adds the convenience of Bluetooth® and a compact shallow-mount design that fits almost any dash. With its upgraded feature set, Jensen's MPR2121 is ready to deliver the performance you're looking for in a simple, budget-friendly package. 

What you need

Modern car stereos can feature a wide variety of options, but sometimes all you want is a simple, inexpensive unit that gives you what you need. Jensen has a history of supplying great sound and great value. Their MPR2121 digital media receiver keeps that tradition alive and adds the convenience of Bluetooth® and a compact shallow-mount design that fits almost any dash. With its upgraded feature set, Jensen's MPR2121 is ready to deliver the performance you're looking for in a simple, budget-friendly package. 

Let's work together

The MPR2121 works in concert with your phone or other Bluetooth devices for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Its built-in interface includes an internal microphone for convenient use and a dedicated push-to-talk button for your smartphone assistant. Download the iPlug Smart Remote app to your Apple or Android device for remote control over audio and playback settings, plus control the MPR2121's lighting – even select your own custom color illumination.

Searching for the sound

This unit gives you everything you expect from a basic receiver in a well-thought-out package. The tuner features 30 presets for your favorite stations, you can play MP3 or FLAC files through the USB input, and a 3.5 mm minijack aux input provides even more options. Four preset EQ modes help you dial in your sound. And with 16  watts RMS (50W peak power x 4 channels) you'll get plenty of wide-range digital sound.

Looking good

Jensen brought special lighting to this stereo to give you great looks to go with their great sound. The unit's front panel includes an easy-to-read 12-character display as well as vivid and colorful illumination. The unit can auto-cycle through the available LED colors, and you can select from over 32,000 custom hues using the iPlug app.

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Product highlights:

  • digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • smartphone control via J-Link P2 app (iPhone and Android)
  • push-to-talk button for smartphone assistant
  • plays MP3 and FLAC music files
  • 12-character high-definition LCD display
  • customizable variable-color illumination with auto-changing illumination
  • iPlug Smart Remote app adjusts audio and lighting
Audio Features:
  • plays USB memory devices (no smartphone control)
four preset EQ curves
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB and 3.5mm inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Trim-ring (attached)
    • Mounting sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty/Register Card

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power 1A
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB Memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 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
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The Jensen MPR2121 replaces these items:

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    Features

    Built-In Bluetooth: Thanks to built-in Bluetooth with support for hands-free communication (HFP) and wireless audio streaming (A2DP/AVRCP), you can make hands-free calls and wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to the Jensen MPR2121 digital media receiver. Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired to the Jensen MPR2121 via a SSP (Secure Simple Pairing). You can pair one device at a time with this unit. Once paired, when your Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the Jensen receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units.

    • Hands-Free Communication (HFP): You'll be able to answer incoming calls from the head unit's front-panel or set the unit to answer a call automatically. Incoming phone call information is displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD. You can quickly redial the last number from the head unit, but no other calls can be made from the head unit alone. In order to make a call you must first make the call from your smartphone and it will automatically transfer over to the head unit. Use the integrated front-panel microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other party will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. Your car audio speakers will mute automatically during a call.
    • Wireless Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to the Jensen MPR2121 digital media receiver. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Advanced music navigation and song/artist/album information must still be done from your smartphone device. This unit does not display song/artist/album information from a Bluetooth device.

    Note: The Jensen MPR2121 does not come with an external microphone and does not support connection of an optional external mic.

    Voice & App Control: The Jensen MPR2121 also supports Push-To-Talk Voice Assistance and App control via Bluetooth for compatible Apple iPhones and Android smartphones.

    • Push-To-Talk Voice Assistant: When connected via Bluetooth to an iPhone with Siri or Android smartphone with Google Assistant or Bixby, you can access the mobile device's digital voice assistant through the Jensen receiver by pressing the "Push-to-Talk" button on the front-panel. You'll speak your command into the head unit's front-panel microphone and the digital voice assistant will be heard through your vehicle's speakers (music playback will be attenuated). Compatible digital voice assistant functions include hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more. You'll be able to ask your digital voice assistant 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 compatible smartphone. The head unit's audio is attenuated while the digital voice assistant provides voice prompts.
    • J-Link P2 Smart App: The J-Link P2 app (for Apple iOS 9.1+ and Android OS 5.0+) connects to the Jensen receiver via Bluetooth and allows you to control select functions of the receiver from your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS smartphone device. Supported control functions include Power, Source, Volume, Tuning, Playback, Audio Settings, and more.

    Note: The MPR2121 does not come with a wireless remote control and does not support steering wheel control.

    USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) device, such as a USB thumbdrive. The unit supports playback of MP3 and FLAC music files, basic playback control, song/artist/album information display, and charging via USB.

    • Control: You'll be able to control playback functions such as Folder/File Access, Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Repeat (All/One/Folder), Radom (All), and Intro (10 seconds).
    • Display: The receiver will display the song/artist/album information from your MP3 music files loaded onto a USB thumbdrive.
    • Charging: The USB port is rated at 5V/1A and can be used to charge your smartphone device when the vehicle and/or radio is powered on..

    Note: The USB port does not support playback from an Apple iOS or Android OS device. The USB port does not support USB hubs or card-readers.

    Aux Input: The front-panel Aux input consists of a female 3.5mm minijack that allows you to connect an external audio device that features an analog output or headphone jack.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Jensen MPR2121 digital media receiver offers a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to a total of 30 radio station presets (18 FM / 12 AM). Preset stations can be stored manually or automatically. You can select between US and European tuning.

    CTA-2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Jensen MPR2121 are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    • CTA-2006 Specs: 16 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)

    2V/6Ch Preouts: The Jensen MPR2121 is equipped with three pair of 2-volt preouts for the front, rear, and sub channels. The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading.The head unit does not offer independent subwoofer control (there is no adjustable sub level and no low-pass crossover).

    Audio Settings: The Jensen digital media receiver offers 5 Preset EQ Curves - Classic, Pop, Rock, Flat, and User. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's Bass & Treble from -7 to +7dB. Activating the Loudness feature will enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music at low volumes. You can also set the head unit to turn on at a specific volume each time you turn the unit off and on.

    Variable Color Illumination: The head unit's large 12 character LCD provides you with a comfortable viewing experience, featuring a Clock display and support of song/artist/album information from a connected USB MSC device. You can choose between 32,000 color combinations for the LCD and button illumination (the LCD and button illumination are not discrete and will be the same color). The LCD screen also offers dimmer and brightness adjustments.

    Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press will output a beep tone.

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    20 questions already asked

    Q
    Can you hook up subs?
    [ Lucas  Nov 12, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Lucas, and thank you for your question. The Jensen MPR2121 has 6 channel preamp outputs for adding amplifiers. Two of those are dedicated for a subwoofer amp.
    [ Thomas J.  Nov 12, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a 2011 Jeep Patriot , this wouldn't be a snug fit in my jeep but my question is about the casing I guess , what would I do so there isn't a big gaping hole under my radio ? Or does it come with a casing ?
    [ Jasmine  Nov 06, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    When you get your radio from us Jasmine, we really want to make sure you also get everything you need paired with the radio! When you punch in your 2011 Jeep Patriot into our website, it will show you the available install packages for your specific ride. You'll want to make sure you input your ride's trim specifics too (any sort of premium sound originally or navigation). It looks like with this sweet Jensen MPR2121 you will use this Metra dash kit in the link below, this takes up that space and makes the radio install look clean! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_120996511/Metra-99-6511-Dash-Kit-Black.html
    [ Bo  Nov 06, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    How do you adjust the bass and treble?
    [ Mitchell  Oct 18, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You press and hold the volume knob momentarily and then rotate between the audio functions and press to activate. There is a User Mode which will allow you to manually adjust Bass and Treble from -7 to +7dB.
    [ Arielle  Oct 18, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    does this offer a dimmer for display brightness? thanks
    [ alex123  Oct 17, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes that Jensen has dimmer and brightness adjustments.
    [ Arielle  Oct 17, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is this single or double din?
    [ jilly billy  Sep 20, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This Jensen is a single din
    [ Arielle  Sep 20, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this radio allow you to control treble, mid, and bass individually?
    [ Eric  Aug 29, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It does not have a midrange EQ band to adjust; it only has bass and treble. We offer other receivers that do have the midrange control as well. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation
    [ Paul  Aug 30, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    is it face detachable ?
    [ walter  Aug 23, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This fantastic Jensen MPR2121 Digital media receiver does not have a detachable face, Walter. That is a feature we are seeing less and less on new units.
    [ Bo  Aug 23, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    I need help, I have a 2004 dodge dakota and I installed this radio with correct wiring and everything. When I turn the ignition on it works fine with display and sound working perfect , but when I turn the ignition off, the display is off but radio is still playing. I purchased this same radio twice and ran into this problem both times. What could it be?
    [ Ryan  May 11, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections 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.
    [ Kenny  May 12, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this radio connect to the steering wheel controllers?
    [ Kyle  May 09, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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.
    [ Kenny  May 11, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this hook up easily to a 2000 Chevy Malibu I don't want to mess with changing harnesses I just want plug and play?
    [ Ronnie  Apr 29, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Apr 30, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    My stereo keeps scrolling through the input options like a store display. How do I get it to stop? I just want it to display the current input.
    [ Lee  Apr 20, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I have this same issue and don't have any answer. Would love to know how to change this setting
    [ Mathew  Apr 21, 2022 ]
    Q
    will this fit in my 2004 tremor easily? cause i have a stereo now that has power but no sound. previous owner sold it with aftermarket stereo removed so unsure exactly how it was installed via harness
    [ Kyle  Apr 17, 2022 ]
    3 answers
    A
    This is the size of any other single din radio. Just not as deep due to the lack of cd player.
    [ Ron  Apr 19, 2022 ]
    A
    I would be on the safe side and get a new harness, hopefully they left the factory harness in tact. Other than that it's a pretty easy straightforward process.
    [ RICKEY  Apr 19, 2022 ]
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Apr 19, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    Hi, is there any issues w/the factory security system on a 2005 Pontiac G6 GT? Thank you. Gary
    [ Garyg  Apr 11, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Apr 13, 2022 ]  Staff
    Q
    How do you unmute this radio? The manual says to just press the power/mute button but all it does is flash the word Mute when I do and doesn't unmute. Thanks
    [ Sam  Apr 10, 2022 ]
    2 answers
    A
    One thing I did to unmute it was, press the volume button and turn it. Make sure you test the audio. Hope this helps :)
    [ MAIA  Apr 11, 2022 ]
    A
    Are you confusing what is being muted. It is not muting/unmuting the radio. It is muting/unmuting a phone call.
    [ MICHAEL  Apr 11, 2022 ]
    Q
    Hi there, will I be able to connect my iPhone via Bluetooth and stream Spotify on this player? Thanks
    [ Scottie  Jan 13, 2022 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes
    [ RICARDO  Jan 13, 2022 ]
    A
    Yes - My son uses that exact setup.
    [ SCOTT  Jan 13, 2022 ]
    A
    Yes it does support Bluetooth.
    [ Blake  Jan 13, 2022 ]
    Q
    How do I insert the removal keys with this unit? I am installing now and from what I can tell the keys do not fit through the trim plate so I donâ??t know how Iâ??ll get this out if I need to remove it. I was able to remove the mounting sleeve from the unit from the back but will not be able to once installing this in the dash.
    [ Andrew  Dec 03, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
    [ Krissy  Dec 07, 2021 ]  Staff
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