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Jensen VX7528

Navigation receiver

Item # 110VX7528

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About the Jensen VX7528

On track

I've got enough to think about when I'm driving to worry about a confusing turn that's coming up. Jensen's VX7528 navigation receiver combines stress-free guidance with loads of entertainment options, so you can stay on track and stay entertained all the way. And it links wirelessly with your phone for music streaming and hands-free calling.

On track

I've got enough to think about when I'm driving to worry about a confusing turn that's coming up. Jensen's VX7528 navigation receiver combines stress-free guidance with loads of entertainment options, so you can stay on track and stay entertained all the way. And it links wirelessly with your phone for music streaming and hands-free calling.

Comprehensive guidance

The VX7528 boasts maps of the entire U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with an extensive database of over 10 million points of interest. You'll see the maps laid out clearly on the receiver's easy-to-follow 6.2" screen, while an improved user interface makes finding your way a piece of cake. iGO primo navigation software ensures you're getting the most reliable routes, while lane guidance keeps you on the right path for your next maneuver. In some instances, you'll see realistic depictions of complicated intersections or 3D representations of buildings and landmarks to help orient yourself.

Call hands-free with Bluetooth®

Built-in Bluetooth connectivity lets you make and take calls with your compatible phone through the VX7528. Jensen includes an external microphone so your callers won't have to struggle to hear your voice over road noise and wind. This Jensen gives you full access to your phonebook, so you can keep your phone safely stowed away.

Music streaming

Built-in A2DP technology allows you to stream music from your smartphone through this receiver, so you can access all the music on your Android™ phone or iPhone®, whether it's stored music files or streaming services. If you've got Pandora Internet radio on your iPhone, you can control it through the VX7528's interface via USB.

Take your music and video to go

This receiver will play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files, while rear A/V inputs offer connections for more audio/video sources. Go ahead and load up your iPod® or thumb drive with tunes for your travels — the receiver's front USB port provides convenient access, not to mention plenty of charging power for your devices.

When you're parked, you can enjoy movies from DVDs or other video sources on the receiver's display. Jensen includes a wireless remote control, allowing your passengers to pick the playlist.

No matter your audio source, the VX7528's 8-band equalizer lets you tweak the settings to suit your listening preferences.

Add on and enjoy

Satellite radio's a wonderful way to keep track of sports, news, talk, and commercial-free music as you travel, and you can access all that wonderful programming by adding a SiriusXM tuner (not included) to this car stereo. Your favorite stations follow you everywhere and, even better, you can view the channel art on the big screen. You can also connect both front- and rear-view cameras, so you can see more of what's around your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of 6-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

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.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • built-in GPS navigation
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features: (see Details for info on compatibility)
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • iPhone Pandora control with USB
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus 10 million points of interest
    • lane guidance and junction view
    • 3D representations of landmarks and buildings
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 8-band equalizer with 6 preset curves
    • subwoofer controls
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front USB input; rear USB charging input; front aux input (minijack), rear A/V input (RCA); front and rear-view camera inputs
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (6-volt front, rear, and and mono sub); rear video output
    Other Information:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • compatible with most steering wheel audio controls (adapter required) — see Details for more information
    • internal amp (16 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # VX7528

    What's in the box:

    • Navigation receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (15A fuse)
    • 8GB microSD map card (pre-installed)
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • GPS antenna (attached 16.5' cable)
    • Microphone (attached 10.5' cable terminated by a mono 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor-clip
    • Self-adhesive bracket
    • 8 Counter-sunk ISO-screws
    • 8 Pan-head IOS-screws
    • Quick Start Guide
    • "STOP" note

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input Yes
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+6/5S/5C/5
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) N/A
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) N/A
    Preamp Voltage 6 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 8
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA
    High-res Playback N
    The Jensen VX7528 replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    DVD/USB/iPhone Playback
    Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV Inputs/Outputs
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    Onboard Navigation

    iGO Primo Next Gen & TomTom Navigation: The Jensen VX7528 contains map coverage of the United States (all 50 states), Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands with over 10,000,000 points-of-interests from TomTom; all stored on the pre-installed 8GB microSD card (the microSD card must remain installed at all times). The map database was created using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection. The VX7528 employs iGO Primo Next Gen navigation software for turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to your selected destination. The software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included on-screen navigation map.

    Note: While the receiver's map database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release (2017), a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: iGO offers periodic updates (purchase fees will apply) for data such as roads, new addresses, and other navigational information that will keep the Jensen navigation system up to date and provide the best possible experience. For updates and add-on options, please visit (requires Windows XP or newer; not compatible with Mac). A free program called "Toolbox" can be downloaded from this website so you can create a copy of your map as a backup, as well as assist in easily checking for updates and optional features that are available.

    Note: You have 30 days from purchase to download the latest available map free of charge.

    GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Jensen VX7528 features a built-in GPS receiver and includes an external GPS antenna which determines vehicle speed and heading changes, along with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on the system's digital map. The GPS antenna is designed to be mounted on top of your dash inside the vehicle or on the roof outside of the vehicle.

    • Start-Up Time: The Jensen VX7528 takes approximately 12.7 seconds to go from "off" to the last source selected. The unit takes approximately 37.1 seconds to go from "off" to the navigation map.
    • Calculation Time: The navigation receiver took approximately 12.7 seconds to calculate directions from Charlottesville, Virginia to Los Angeles, California. It only took 7.1 seconds to calculate directions from Charlottesville, Virginia to Baltimore, Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Head Quarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.

    On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as the posted speed limit, your current speed, current time, distance to your destination, time left before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.

    • 3D/2D Map View: Switch between a 3D or 2D map view. The 3D map view provides three-dimensional terrain (including hills & mountains), elevated roads (like overpasses or bridges), plus three-dimensional landmarks and buildings. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color.
    • Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes automatically based on the current time and GPS position.
    Note: You can continue to listen to a selected source while viewing the on-screen navigation map.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The Jensen VX7528's navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with junction & tunnel view, plus freeway services.

    • Lane Information: When navigating on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
    • Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is available.
    • Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings will not distract you.
    • Freeway Services: When you are driving on a freeway, the map will display the next few service stations and restaurants available at the upcoming exits.

    Audible Alerts: The Jensen VX7528 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance w/ TTS: In addition to graphic directions, the VX7528 provides voice guidance with turn-by-turn, TTS (text-to-speech) instructions with the announcement of street and road names. You can select from English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese audible languages. The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can be turned off if you prefer.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The VX7528 provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
    Note: While navigating, other sources may be selected and listened to; such as AM/FM Tuner, Disc, USB, iPod, & Bluetooth. The unit will mute the audio of the other source during navigation voice-prompts.

    Destinations & Location: The Jensen VX7528 provides you with your location status, as well as offers you a variety of ways to search for a destination.

    • Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for Car Repair, Health Agencies, Police, and Gas Stations around your area.
    • Find Destination: From the "Find" menu, you can select your destination by entering an address or selecting a place of interest (11,000,000 POIs), a location on the map or one of your Favorite destinations. You can also look up your recent destinations from Smart History, enter a coordinate, or use the location saved in a photo. iGO primo offers you several ways of choosing your destination:
      • Browse Map: Select a point on the map for your destination by touching the screen.
      • Address: Enter a full address or a part of an address; for example a street name without a house number or the names of two intersecting streets. Or enter ZIP code only; this way you do not need to select the name of the city and the search for street names might be faster as well.
      • POIs: Search over 10 million POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, along route, near your destination, or around a city. Quick Search POI categories make it easier to search for Gas Stations, Accommodations, Restaurants, and Parking.
      • Favorites: You can save your favorite addresses (like home & work) and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling.
      • History: The places that you have set as destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access. Smart History suggests these previously used locations as destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.
      • Search In All: You can enter a destination by simply typing in a "keyword" and the unit will search for Addresses, POIs, Favorites, and History.
      • Coordinates: Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.

    Route Calculation: The Jensen VX7528 calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: gives a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Green: gives a quick, but full efficient route based on the fuel consumption data you provide
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.

    Plan A Trip: Plan a trip with the VX7528 using Route Planner and preview your trip on the Itinerary page, plus get a simulated look at your pre-calculated route.

    • Route Planner: The Route Planner feature lets you built your route using the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the list as you like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final destination, or setting a new starting position.
    • Itinerary Page: The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.
    • Route Simulation: You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.

    Modify Your Route: Modify your route before you get started or while in route to your destination.

    • Route Alternatives: You can select "Route Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes (Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take.
    • Detour: You can also choose to Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a section of the route.
    • Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route.

    Trip Monitor & Logs: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. Trip Logs can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen VX7528 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, 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 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Multi-Device Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VX7528 (PIN # 5309). You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Jensen head unit, but only one can be used at a time. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the device and receiver.
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VX7528.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The VX7528 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and carry on a phone conversation hands-free. The included external microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls, or using voice recognition.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. Any audio playback will be attenuated during a call.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen in-dash head unit's front-panel controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers directly via the head unit's touchscreen. You can also make a call from your phone's transferred phonebook using the Jensen VX7528. In addition, you can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed). You can even use your voice to make a call by pressing the "Voice Access" icon on the on the BT Phone menu screen of the head unit (your phone must also support voice recognition).

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX7528 allows you to play back stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device. You can control basic music playback functions; including Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the VX7528 (advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device). This unit will even display song/artist/album information (no album art) on its touchscreen monitor. 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.

    DVD/USB/iPhone Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Jensen VX7528 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The VX7528 supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports a variety of video, audio, and photo files recorded on to DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.

    • Off Insert: You can insert a disc with the unit powered off; you cannot eject a disc with the unit powered off.
    • Auto Reload: If the disc is not removed from the disc slot within 10 seconds of being ejected, it will be automatically reloaded to prevent it from being accidentally damaged.
    • Parental Lock: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    Dual USB Ports: The Jensen VX7528 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port for audio/video/photo files and a rear-panel USB (type-A) port for charging purposes only.

    • Front-Panel USB Port: The front-panel USB port enables playback of a variety of audio, video, and photo files downloaded on a USB MSC device (such as a USB thumbdrive) that is formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The front-panel USB port (2.1A) will also charge your connected device. *The front-panel USB port does not support playback of Android OS devices.
    • Rear-Panel USB Port: The rear-panel USB port only supports charging of mobile devices (it does not support audio/video/photo file playback). USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the rear USB port (1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: The USB ports do not support USB hubs or card-readers.

    File Compatibility: The Jensen VX7528 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3, WMA
    Video MPEG-1/2, Xvid
    Photo JPEG
    Max # of Files/Folders 1500 total files/folders
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags, Album Art

    iPod/iPhone USB Direct (Lightning Connector Only): The Jensen VX7528 supports direct connection of select Apple iPods and iPhones with a Lightning connector through its front-panel USB port (not compatible with rear-panel USB port). The unit offers audio playback, control, song/artist/album display, and charging of your Apple device through its USB port.

    • Music Browsing: You can use the VX7528's touchscreen to browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also access a music track directly by using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback modes. Your Apple Lightning device will still allow you to navigate stored content and apps from the Apple device's touchscreen.
    • Song/Artist/Album Display: The Jensen VX7528 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information from stored music and select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art.
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's front-panel USB connection provides 2.1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.
    Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port only supports charging (not iPod/iPhone music playback).

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VX7528 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (8/17/2018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Album Art Song/Artist Track Info Phone Audio
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    6th 11.4.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC N N N N N N N N N Y Y
    • Not compatible with 30-pin Apple devices.
    • 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.

    Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Jensen VX7528 using your front-panel USB connected Apple iPhone. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G) or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Jensen VX7528 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information (including Album Art).

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Jensen VX7528 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 displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Direct Channel input allows you to directly enter a station number using the remote control
    • Information such as Channel Name w/ Channel Art, Artist Name, and Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's display
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    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 head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, preset, and direct tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal.

    • Preset Tuning: The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (30 total). You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band.
    • Local Seek: The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio signals to be played.
    • Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.

    Audio & DSP Section

    CTA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VX7528 are compliant with the CTA2006 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. The power output specs for the VX7528 are as follows:

    • CTA2006 Specs: 16 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)

    6V/5Ch Pre-Outs: The Jensen VX7528 is equipped with five 6.0-volt pre-outs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading.

    Subwoofer Control: The VX7528 offers Subwoofer Control with an adjustable low-pass crossover filter (Off/80/120/160Hz) and separate level control (0-16) for the unit's mono-Sub pre-out.

    8-Band EQ w/ Presets: The Jensen VX7528 features six EQ presets to choose from; including Classic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Electronic, and User. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 8-band EQ (80, 160, 320, 600, 1k, 3k, 8k, and 16k Hz). Each frequency is adjustable from -16dB to + 16dB.

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume.

    Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (0-6) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VX7528's Radio, Disc, USB, Bluetooth, Pandora, AV inputs, or SiriusXM (optional tuner required).

    Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the Setup Menu.

    AV Inputs/Outputs

    Dual AV Inputs: The Jensen VX7528 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.

    Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a DVD, USB or AV-input video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.

    Note: The built-in navigation map cannot be displayed through the receiver's video output.

    Rear Camera Input: The Rear Camera Input consists of a composite video jack and mono-RCA audio jack for connecting an optional backup camera (sold separately - see Accessories tab) in order to display the area behind your vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen, as well as hear audio behind your vehicle through your vehicle speakers (camera must have audio jack).

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a backup camera is connected and you are viewing a rearview image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines and two vertical guidelines.
    • Auto Rear Switching: When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is automatically displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (green/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.1 seconds.

    Front Camera Input: The Front Camera Input consists of a composite video jack for connecting a front-view camera or dash camera (sold separately).

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VX7528 features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 x 480p with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The Jensen VX7528 offers a variety of display adjustments to customize the display.

    • Wallpaper (Backgrounds): You can select between eight preset wallpapers or backgrounds (does not support custom images).
    • Display Adjustments: You can adjust the touchscreen display's brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and sharpness (from -20 to +20).
    • Date & Time: The DVD receiver offers a 12- or 24-hour clock display which is visible from any source or menu screen. The clock & date are both visible on the main menu screen only.
    Note: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the head unit's yellow/green wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    Hard-Key Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can customize the head unit's button illumination by adjusting Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-255).

    Remote Control: The Jensen head unit comes with an IR remote and supports many vehicle's steering wheel controls (adapter required). You can not control Bluetooth hands-free calling from the remote.

    • IR Remote The head unit comes supplied with a 20-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen navigation receiver.
    • Optional SWC Interface: The unit features a SWC (steering wheel control) input which lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel control adapter from PAC or Metra (sold separately - see Accessories tab).

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    Customer Q&A

    28 questions already asked

    Has anyone attempted to use this product with an IPod Classic? I'd like to know that both devices are compatible before I buy it.
    [ PKendall317  May 22, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Not me. In fact, I am in the process with Jensen of getting a replacement for what is apparently a defective VX7528.
    [ John  Jun 19, 2020 ]
    I have an old IPOD, not sure if it is a 'Classic.' My IPOD is Model ME971LL Version 1.0.4. Yes, it is old. But, good connects via Bluetooth to my VX7528 and plays all my hits. No Problem
    [ Chris W.  May 23, 2020 ]
    Does it announce "recalculating" or something similar in NAV?
    [ john.teixeira  Feb 28, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Yes, the announcement is "route recalculation".
    [ SUSAN  Feb 28, 2020 ]
    Yes, it has the option to turn on or off announcements.
    [ Daley  Feb 28, 2020 ]
    When in reverse, and the unit is displaying the backup camera, can I touch a button to switch to the other camera, all while still in reverse?
    [ Barry  Feb 19, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    If this is installed with the reverse gear detection wire connected, then it will only show the backup camera video and nothing else. If you install it without the wire connected, then you can manually bring up the camera feed and toggle between the rear and front cameras
    [ Paul  Mar 09, 2020 ]  Staff
    i have a truck with back up camera wich ithas a jenson 4.5 inch screen can i get one to replace it ?
    [ thomas  Feb 17, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Are you needing to replace the Jenson radio with the 4.5" screen or the backup camera? What is the year, make and model of the truck? You can connect with one of our friendly product advisors for live support here:
    [ Cosmo  Mar 04, 2020 ]  Staff
    I can't access the blue tooth system?
    [ Lonny  Jan 10, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Bluetooth system is accessed through Settings on the Home screen...second roll up page. If trying to add a phone, you will need the code found on your Quick Start Guide paper that came with the unit.
    [ Chris W.  Jan 10, 2020 ]
    I really can't help you, except that I am greatly disappointed in this radio! It is cumbersome to use. Every time I power on, I have to go into the bluetooth phone area, delete my phone, and then go into my phone, go to bluetooth and re-enter it. I am very disappointed in this Jensen and in Crutchfield.
    [ John  Jan 10, 2020 ]
    US & Puerto Rico maps, what about Canada?
    [ Leroy  Dec 28, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Canadian Maps are not listed as being a part of the onboard navigation.
    [ Calvin  Jan 08, 2020 ]  Staff
    I love the system, but I get no sound when I'm using the GPS. I would prefer directions to come with it instead of having to download them. I'm in the US, so I can't speak to a Canada map.
    [ Anthony  Jan 07, 2020 ]
    Will this unit play MP3 audio discs? I like to listen to books on tape as I drive.
    [ JOHN  Dec 15, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    I use this unit to pay audio books on an Ipod. Since the unit plays CD's you should be able to listen to books off a audio CD. Might work better to put the book on a flash drive. I also listen to music on flash drives with this unit.
    [ John Bailey  Dec 16, 2019 ]
    Will Jensen vx7528 charge a cell phone from front USB port?
    [ William  Dec 10, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    Yes, it charges my son's iPhone X.
    [ Vincent A.  Dec 17, 2019 ]
    Mine charges an iPod Touch BUT this Jensen unit has given me so much trouble that I strongly recommend NOT buying it. See my review for details.
    [ Connie  Dec 16, 2019 ]
    yes as long as the unit is on.
    [ Brian  Dec 10, 2019 ]
    Will this unit show the navigation on the screen from your phone using bluetooth?
    [ Alan  Nov 23, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    No, The GPS is only on the Unit. I have found that I have better GPS on my phone than this.
    [ Matthew  Dec 06, 2019 ]
    Hi Alan, thank you for your question. The Jensen VX7528 receiver has built-in navigation, that will display on the head unit when you input your destination into the stereo's interface. If you are interested in using your phone for GPS Navigation services, and would like to be able to view your maps from your connected smartphone on the head unit, there are other stereo options that will give you that ability. The Jensen receiver will not give you that ability. Chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. Any member of our Advisor team will be happy to help you choose the best stereo for your needs.
    [ Jess  Dec 05, 2019 ]  Staff
    I am unsure. Never tried that. I do like the Nav system it has though!
    [ Richard  Nov 23, 2019 ]
    Does the map software update so it stays current?
    [ Jamey  Nov 20, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    I have no idea. I tried it and went back to mu Garmin. I am very disappointed with this radio.
    [ John  Dec 22, 2019 ]
    The units Map Software is loaded on a removable Micro SD card located behind the left door on the front of the unit marked " USB,Map Card, A/V." See the picture. The manufacture website, Jensenmobile has the information and steps needed for updating the software.
    [ Chris W.  Nov 21, 2019 ]
    Not automatically, but you can update through iGo's service naviextras.
    [ Benedikt  Nov 20, 2019 ]
    Will this stero still retain my on star?
    [ D-Man  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ Krissy  Nov 07, 2019 ]  Staff
    Can you get this system with backup camera?
    [ Seadoo@2019  Oct 12, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    At the time we purchased this system the backup camera came with it for $10. Works well.
    [ John  Oct 12, 2019 ]
    This unit can accept a backup camera (I'm sure Crutchfield can help you select one that's compatible). The VX7528 lowers the volume to a whisper when reverse is selected - a nice safety feature that we parents appreciate!
    [ Vincent A.  Oct 12, 2019 ]
    No because there are many different camera mounts depending on type of vehicle you are installing this in. On my car it needed a license plate mount.
    [ Brian  Oct 12, 2019 ]
    will this unit work with bose amp?
    [ lee  Sep 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    It depends on the vehicle - what year, make and model are you looking to install it in?
    [ Cosmo  Oct 18, 2019 ]  Staff
    [ JUAN  Sep 21, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    You have to buy the sat tuner and plug it in - very easy to do. Under accessories click on sat tuner. Once installed, you access sat through the receiver - just another menu selection similar to accessing GPS, Radio, CD, etc.
    [ Douglas  Sep 22, 2019 ]
    Does anyone know if there's a video that shows how to install this into a jeep wrangler?
    [ Jess94  Sep 20, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    [ John  Dec 22, 2019 ]
    We don't (currently) have a video with that specific radio going in that Jeep. If you purchased it from Crutchfield our tech support can answer any specific questions you have.
    [ Cosmo  Oct 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    does this radio support samsung smart phones?
    [ Aubrey  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    I know that it works great with Android phones.......
    [ RICHARD  Aug 23, 2019 ]
    If it has Bluetooth, yes.
    [ Benedikt  Aug 23, 2019 ]
    Mine is a 8+ and it connects fine through Bluetooth, and I use it as hands free as now Georgia is now hands free. Which was the main reason I changed out my radio.
    [ Keith  Aug 21, 2019 ]
    Can I hook this up to my steering wheel? It says it's not capable on your add ins package. But, it says it is steering wheel capable on your filters.
    [ CoastinG  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    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  May 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    Does the navigation have traffic updates? I have seen some nav apps in cars that get traffic updates automatically, any idea if this one does?
    [ Heath  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    I don;t believe so.
    [ Emanuel  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    No. In order to get traffic updates it would need to be an android system.
    [ Matthew  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    Is this compatible with factory backup camera?
    [ Tracy  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    Sorry I don't know.
    [ Richard  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    Don't know. No backup camera in my car
    [ MARIA  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    I dont know .My car did not have a backup camera so i got the JENSEN camera
    [ Jay  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    My truck did not come with a factory camera, so I really don't know. I do recall the harness came with a connector for vehicles with a factory camera. Hope this helps.
    [ Joseph  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    Sorry I wouldn't be able to answer that question. My truck didnt come with a factory backup camera.
    [ ROBERT  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    Can you put custom Wallpapers up on this unit and change the boot screen? Had a factory style Nissan JPEG on my previous headunit that I helped it blend in nicely.
    [ Jordan  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    5 answers
    No, I haven't seen that option anywhere in the settings.
    [ Curtis  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    No idea. Radio works great and havent worked with it much. Eaiting til holiday is over. Crutchfield did a great job in helping me out
    [ BRIAN  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    I haven't tried to customize it
    [ Daniel  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    I am not sure.
    [ Kelly  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    Sorry I am not that technically involved with this unit so I can't really answer this question. I personally like the options and the sound is awesome comparing to my previous stereo system.
    [ HAMID G  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    will this unit dim the screen automatically when the headlights are on?
    [ Felix  Dec 08, 2018 ]
    6 answers
    Felix, at least in my application, 2005 F150, the screen does not dim automatically when the headlights are turned on. Also for you consideration, if you install a backup camera, the unit will not automatically project the camera image when you go into reverse. You must manually select the backup camera.
    [ Michael  Dec 10, 2018 ]
    yes it will !
    [ DAVID  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    It Changes to Night time colors that you select. I do not know of a sensor that is light activated on this unit, but it works excellently.
    [ DALE  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    Mine did not dim. I liked it at first but had lots of trouble. I would recommend you step up to Pioneer and forget Jensen.
    [ Larry  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    Currently my unit does not use this feature however I have not looked into if the unit can be set up for this. There's an option to select the brightness of the screen but not an automatic adjustment.
    [ Joel  Dec 08, 2018 ]
    I'll let you know when I finally get it. It was delivered to my installation about two months ago, but I have yet to receive it.
    [ Adam  Dec 08, 2018 ]
    Is it possible to listen to music while using the NAV?
    [ Patrick  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    14 answers
    My music come on in about 5 sec. when you you go the NAV jest wait .
    [ Jay  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    Yes, just press the SRC/NAV button once and your music will play.
    [ D Allen  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    Yes - you can play music from any source while the GPS NAV is running. The NAV screen will remain "up front" and visible, and the NAV instructions will interrupt the music, and return back to music after the instruction has been given. One drawback is that you cannot switch the view between the NAV and the music source.
    [ Bruce  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    Yes it is. It is a little funny to figure out, but while on the Nav screen, push the nav/src button and wait. It goes through each input option until you get to the one you want, but there isn't any indication on the screen.
    [ Eric  Nov 24, 2018 ]
    Yes you can. The music plays while the NAV is active on the display.
    [ RICHARD  Nov 24, 2018 ]
    [ Donald  Nov 23, 2018 ]
    Yes, Setup your NAV destination first then push the push the SRL / button above the volume knob and you should have both on at same time.
    [ Neal  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    Yes. While in the navigation option, just press the SRC/Nav button once. The radio should come back on in about three seconds.
    [ Chris W.  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    Yes. Push and hold the nav button above the volume knob. You will be able to select what music you want to listen to. Push and hold the nav button again and you will be back at the nav screen.
    [ Matthew  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    My Jensen will not play music when in navigation Which I am not liking this at all. I will return this ang go else where if I can't get a radio that will play
    [ Kevin  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    Yes it is.
    [ Kenneth  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    I have the same question....hope the answer is yes.
    [ Jon  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    Yes, when the nav screen is up just tap the nav button (don't hold down) and you will go thru to the next audio program, while leaving the nav screen on
    [ Dennis  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    Yes you can. You push the source button and it toggles through the different inputs and allows you to select a station or song from your iPhone, and then reverts back to the nav screen.
    [ Curtis  Nov 22, 2018 ]
    will the steering wheel controls on my 2017 Frontier still work with this unit ?
    [ Dennis  Nov 03, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    I have a 2003 GMC envoy and used the parts that Crutchfield sent and with there info and it all works good
    [ Jay  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    I'm sorry, I do not know. I have a 2014 Ford f150 and they do not work. However, I installed the unit myself, so I'm sure I didn't do it correctly. Sorry I could not help you.
    [ CHRIS  Nov 05, 2018 ]
    I believe like all aftermarket units, you will need to buy the steering wheel control adapter
    [ Michael  Nov 03, 2018 ]
    will a Jensen VX7528 xm satellite ready, interface into my 2017 ram 1500 factory sirius XM satellite cable?
    [ Sparkythedog93  Aug 15, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    Unfortunately the research we have on the 2017 Ram 1500 indicates "when you replace the factory radio, you'll lose your factory satellite radio capability." You can still add SiriusXM to any aftermarket head unit that's "SiriusXM ready" via the SXV300v1 SiriusXM tuner (sold separately): For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
    [ Larry  Aug 18, 2018 ]  Staff

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