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JVC's KD-R650 CD receiver puts you in command of your music when you're behind the wheel. You can use the handy front-panel USB port to access and control your iPod® or iPhone® playlists. You can even play music from many Android™ phones through the USB port using JVC's Music Control app. Streaming music fans are in luck — when you connect your iPhone, you can control Pandora® or iHeartRadio from the receiver. The KD-R650 also includes a front auxiliary input for a Dock-and-Play satellite radio or other sound source.

Easy access to your choice of music

JVC's KD-R650 CD receiver puts you in command of your music when you're behind the wheel. You can use the handy front-panel USB port to access and control your iPod® or iPhone® playlists. You can even play music from many Android™ phones through the USB port using JVC's Music Control app. Streaming music fans are in luck — when you connect your iPhone, you can control Pandora® or iHeartRadio from the receiver. The KD-R650 also includes a front auxiliary input for a Dock-and-Play satellite radio or other sound source.

JVC KD-R650 CD Receiver

The front-panel USB and aux inputs make it easy to check out your music on a variety of sources.

Tweak the sound

You can make fine adjustments to the highs, mids, and lows with the 3-band parametric EQ, and save your favorite settings with the twelve presets. You'll find two sets of preamp outputs for connecting amps. If you're adding a sub, you can switch the rear preamp outputs to subwoofer mode, then use the subwoofer level control for on-the-fly changes.

Add hands-free calling

It's never wise to handle your phone while driving. Experience the safety and convenience of hands-free calling by adding JVC's Bluetooth® adapter. When a call comes in, you'll talk naturally and hear your caller over your speakers – just like you're talking to someone in the front seat. You can keep both hands free and concentrate on your driving. The adapter also gives you the ability to stream music from a compatible device straight into the JVC.

iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable face
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone
    • music file playback from select Android devices through USB with JVC Music Control app (see Details tab for more information)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Digital Track Expander enhances compressed music files
    • Pro EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with twelve preset tone settings
    • loudness and bass boost
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    • compatible with JVC Bluetooth adapter (not included)
    • inputs: front USB port and front aux input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:

    The sound quality is great. The radio menus are easy to understand and intuitive. Great radio for the price. Disappointed the screen color cannot be changed and the screen is virtually invisible in The daytime.

    J. R., Arizona

    What's in the Box:

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

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    JVC KD-R650 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (29 Reviews)

    Great sound

    J. R. from Arizona on 1/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound quality is great. The radio menus are easy to understand and intuitive. Great radio for the price. Disappointed the screen color cannot be changed and the screen is virtually invisible in The daytime.

    Pros: With the kit Crutchfield supplied installation was a breeze. There is no reason to pay someone else to do the installation. Crutchfield makes it smooth and easy.

    Cons: Back lighting on the screen is poor.

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    fadingxink from NE on 1/19/2015

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a little tricky to figure out, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it eventually. It alphabetizes (sort of) all the music on your MP3 player instead of leaving it in the order you put it in, which is frustrating. But it looks and sounds awesome! The red lighting is really cool.

    Pros: looks good, sounds good, works well, inexpensive

    Cons: difficult to get used to, rearranges music

    Easy upgrade

    Larry N from Larned, KS on 1/19/2015

    2005 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Want to replace your factory stereo? This is an easy replacement. Not only does it look better than the original, but it is also enhanced with numerous useful features such as the USB port, and 1/8" input. And the price is the deal maker.

    Pros: Ease of installation Good looks user friendly controls


    Crutchfield= best gift ever

    Amanda M. from Georgia on 1/14/2015

    1999 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit rocks. It was a surprise gift (along with speakers) and it was a huge success. He recently installed the system and it sounds amazing. Nice and loud but clean and clear. And the buying experience was easily the BEST I've had online. Amazing service and honest answers.

    Pros: Looks cool in the Jeep. Sounds great.

    Cons: We enjoyed figuring out the menus. Some may find it difficult.

    Good Boom for the Buck

    Ken from Florida on 1/12/2015

    2004 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installs easy and a great replacement for my Jeep Liberty.



    Great value

    LanceP from Texas on 1/11/2015

    2003 Kia Rio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to replace the factory stereo on my daughter's 2003 Kia Rio. Looks great, fit great, sounds great. Having the port for the Iphone and the built in Pandora features was a big hit with her (teenager). It's a little difficult to learn to use. Sorting through all the menus takes some getting use to. Overall, very satisfied with this purchase. Crutchfield makes it as painless as possible with their mounting hardware, connection adaptors, and master installation sheet! I am a customer for life now.

    Pros: Looks great, sounds great. Built in Iphone port and Pandora features.

    Cons: Learning how to work everything, ease of use.

    First reciever, and a great one

    Brad from 04106 on 1/7/2015

    Great product, especially for the price. The instructions are clear and easy too find exactly what you need. The stereo was simple too install and also sounds great. I will definitely buy another next time i need a new reciever

    Pros: Good features, looks cool, easy to use, sounds great

    Cons: None

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    Rusty from Bushnell fl on 12/29/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was very Happy with my new JVC 650 stereo, it came with everything to install it with and easy to install. Overall I'm pleased with your services and the short time to get it here Thanks, Rusty.

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use

    Cons: None so far

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    Harold from Magnolia ,Tx. on 12/27/2014

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade from factory radio, Possibly one of the easiest installs I have done in a while.

    Pros: Great radio love all the features and price

    Cons: Wish it had options to change color of it.

    Great stereo

    Amber from Alaska on 12/18/2014

    2007 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to hook up and has easy features. The sound is awesome.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Haven't found anything bad yet.

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    Ali J from Franklin, NC on 12/9/2014

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome product My 16 year old loves it!!!



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    Shelley Wofle from Gower, MO on 11/9/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice and easy to use.

    Pros: Easy to use & install with Metro wiring harness



    Kristen. from Frankfort, KY on 11/4/2014

    2005 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Almost makes me feel like I'm driving a completely different car. My music sounds so much better. I love it. :)

    Pros: Good sound quality. The color is great. Easy installation. Easy to use. Works perfect with my iPhone.

    Cons: None.

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    George G from Scottsville, VA on 10/13/2014

    Fits my vehicle just fine and sound quality is good



    Good experiences with crutchfeild

    Installed in steiger CaseIH tractors from Dalhart, Texas on 8/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have always had great service with Crutchfeild and enjoy working with the team.

    Pros: Great tech help

    Cons: None yet

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    Bruce from Sumerduck, VA on 8/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall unit is as I expected.

    Pros: Nice value


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    patrick from Bells tn on 8/7/2014

    2005 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good deal good product



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    Anonymous from Lebanon, VA on 7/28/2014

    2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent features for ease of use with iPod and switching between functions.

    Pros: Great value and overall quality

    Cons: primary control knob could be made of better quality material.

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    Chris from Medford, NJ on 7/6/2014

    2002 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been extremely pleased with my new JVC unit. It has a multitude of positive features that make this a tremendous value. Without a doubt, the best part was the helpful staff at Crutchfield who took my vehicle information and proposed several good recommendations based on my usage and needs. They suggested the correct mounting bracket and bundled that into an Excellent value price off the two pieces. I love this unit and was thrilled with the purchase!

    Pros: Looks great in the space where my factory installed previous unit was located. Sound is great and easy to use dials. Love the USB port and auxiliary inputs jacks!

    Cons: Almost too many features as it gas taken some time to get acclimated to all the features.

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    J from Summerville, SC on 6/23/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice head unit for the $$.

    Pros: Front usb for connecting ipods, iphones, etc. Built in equalizer.

    Cons: Takes a while to get used to set up buttons.

    Nice radio

    jdiesel from Indy on 6/11/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value hard to setup compared to others I have owned

    Pros: Value and sound

    Cons: The red color and hard to setup compared to others

    Great product!

    Kaspa7 from Durham, NC on 6/3/2014

    1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well-built, high-power unit. Cool-looking display and all the RED accents my RED car. Excellent reception of local and distant stations. Might be a bit louder if it weren't for the car's original stereo setup. This was a 1995 Mercedes C280 with the original Bose sound system. The factory-installed amplifier was still working so I didn't rewire the car to let the head unit feed the speakers directly.'s limited to the power of the original amp, which seems to have less power than this unit Still, it's quite adequate and the sound quality is great.

    Pros: Full-featured display, Inputs for everything I can think of. CD player works perfectly. Easy to install. Fits my car perfectly. Great radio reception. Good price! Fast, free, & on-time delivery.

    Cons: None.

    Great Receiver

    mavelex from Bronx, NY on 5/9/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio at great value thanks Crutchfield



    Great Head Unit

    Mike C from Lincoln, NE on 5/7/2014

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Unit was easy to install and has a great color scheme. I like the options (USB and AUX inputs) on the front panel. Preset EQ's can be dialed in to suit personal preference.

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to get started. Good 'optional equipment' for the price.

    Cons: Navigating the menus during set up took a lot of getting used to.

    hard to see

    tommieboy from Pgh. Pa. on 5/3/2014

    I needed something to replace the out-dated AM/FM-Cassette unit that was in my old (1994) Lincoln Continental. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I thought this would be a good choice.

    Pros: The unit has excellent sound...really gets the best performance possible out of the standard-issue Lincoln speakers--lots of adjustment potential, once you learn to navigate the complex menus--not the most "user-friendly" unit that I've ever used. It does this "scrolling"-thing that is part of its 'demo-display' that the book is useless to tell you how to make it STOP! I had to CALL JVC to help me. The constant blinking & flashing was distracting and irritating.

    Cons: The TUNING is a nightmare. Runs right past the stations you're trying to hit, and wants to lock onto whatever the strongest signal is... I was a little miffed to learn that the 'color' is NOT 'adjustable'. I wanted to match the digital display of my clock/EATC, and alomst bought a Pioneer that DOES do that; but got this JVC because it eohas a little more power--big mistake. At full brightness, this display is unreadable during daylight hours, and the RED clashes with everything.

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    Tony D from Jamestown NY on 4/18/2014

    2004 Ford Taurus SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield is super. Could have saved a little elsewhere, but they saved me money in the longrun on the instalation kit. Great instructions.

    Pros: With the discounted instalation kit for my Taurus I could not get a better deal.

    Cons: Removal tools were overpriced. I did better elsewhere.


    d from Elkmont, AL on 4/3/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good product for the price.

    Pros: looks good


    Great Product

    Anonymous from Kosciusko, Ms on 3/6/2014

    2003 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product for a great price.



    Great CD Receiver

    joshk from Muskegon, MI on 3/4/2014

    2001 Saturn L300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver was a very easy installation, and easy first setup with speakers, equalizer adjustment and display. Easy to select modes, stations,and adjust while driving. The receiver delivers great sound through the speakers, radio sounds more enhanced and better wattage it puts out is adequate

    Pros: Lots of different functions able to use, cd, usb, auxillary cable. All red lights so easy to see day and night. Ability to adjust sound very easily with easy and advanced modes.

    Cons: Sometimes a little hard to scroll through some menus because of all the options, but overall great radio and not much to complain about


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Disc & USB Playback
    Smartphone Integration
    AM/FM + Internet Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote-Bluetooth Control

    Disc & USB Playback

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

    Front-Panel USB Port: The JVC KD-R650 features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. 

    Note: The Drive Change feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The JVC KD-R650 supports the following types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media TypeCD-R/RWUSB MCS Device
    File SystemISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file nameFAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types

     MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WAV (USB only): bit rate of 8- or 16-bit

    Maximum # of Folders/Files999 folders/20,480 files
    TagsID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily access your music.

    Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-R650 offers the following Repeat and Random playback modes.

    • 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.

    JVC Playlist Creator Compatible:JVC Playlist Creator is a free Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB (MSC) device from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using JVC Playlist Creator through the KD-R650, you can search a file by song title, album name, artist name, or genre using the head unit's Quick Search function. The JVC Playlist Creator is a Windows-based software that can be downloaded for free from JVC's website to your PC. The JVC Playlist Creator is compatible with the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.

    • Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
    Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or Android

    Off Insert/Eject + Disc Protection: 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. If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 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.

    Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Smartphone Integration

    Android Compatible: The JVC KD-R650 supports USB-connection and playback of Android smartphones with Froyo or Gingerbread operating systems installed.

    • JVC Music Control: By connecting the JVC CD receiver via USB to an Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) that has the free JVC Music Control app installed, it allows you to list and search your MP3 music stored on the smartphone from the receiver by artist name or album name. The JVC Music Control app also analyzes all of your songs that are in your Android smartphone, and creates a playlist according to your mood. Once the application has completed the analysis of the songs, simply select your current mood, and this application will generate a list of songs that best fits your mood. Your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol.
    • Drive Change Mode: When an Android smartphone is connected to the USB input terminal, you can select its internal memory or external memory (such as an microSD card) to playback the songs stored on the phone or on the memory card. This feature is also compatible with other USB mass storage class compliant smartphones, such as Blackberry.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The JVC KD-R650's front-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the Lightning or Dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The KD-R650's USB connection also offers music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls or from your Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.

    • Head Unit Mode: 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 (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The KD-R650 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from select music apps streamed to your iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the KD-R650 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed in this mode. The unit will simply display "iPhone Mode".
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 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. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R650 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/8/2014):

    Apple DeviceGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
    AudioVideoHead UnitiPod/iPhonePandora/iHeart RadioArtist/Song TextTrack Info
    nano 1st1.3.1YNYNNYYY
    6th1.2 PCYNYYNYYY
    7th1.02 PCYNYYNYYY
    classic 80GB1.1.2YNYYNYYY
    video 5th1.3YNYNNYYY
    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.

    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 (great for those non-Apple/Android devices. 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. The unit's front-panel auxiliary input can be turned On or Off.

    AM/FM + Internet Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R650 features a built-in RDS AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets (manually or automatically).  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). If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone): The JVC KD-R650 allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-R650 via the Lightning or Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KD-R650 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the the cable supplied with your iPhone. The JVC KD-R650 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 (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up/thumbs down and bookmark them on your Pandora account. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.
    • iHeartRadio Link: The freeiHeartRadio Link app for JVC from  lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KD-R650 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KD-R650 will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories(Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to the Pandora and iHeartRadio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Audio Section

    16 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-R650 utilizes a 16-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-R650 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-R650 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)
    Note: When you are using the KD-R650 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 30 (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 50.

    2.5V/4CH Preamp Output: The KD-R650 is equipped with two pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front, Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When set for subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading.

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

    Pro EQ: The KD-R650 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 12 preset sound modes (Flat, Hard Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Talk, vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Classical, Dance, User 1, or User 2) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

    Pro EQ
    Bass60, 80, 100, 200 Hz+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6)1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6)0.75, 1.0, 1.25
    Treble10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6)Fixed
    Note: You can store Pro EQ bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB, iPod, Pandora/iHeart Radio).

    Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.

    • Digital Track Expander: The digital Track Expander utomatically enhances compressed music files and restores the original richness of the recording.
    • Bass Boost: The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies.
    • Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can set this feature to High, Low, or Off.
    • 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 -5 to +5.

    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-R650 features a detachable face to deter theft. No face-case is provided. 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.

    Single-Line LCD w/ Fixed Illumination: The head unit features a 11-segment, one-line LCD with white back-lit text and red button illumination (fixed). Adjustable brightness and dimmer settings are available for the LCD and button illumination.

    • Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the brightness level of each manually from 0-31.
    • Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set automatically or manually; select "Off" for daytime brightness setting, "On" for nighttime brightness setting, or "Auto" which switches between day and nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp circuit).

    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).

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    Remote-Bluetooth Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-R650 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    Optional Bluetooth: The JVC KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSBTA10, sold separately) provides Bluetooth hands-free communication and digital audio streaming functions for the JVC KD-R650. The JVC KS-BTA100 gives you hands-free communication from your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone and wireless streaming audio from a Bluetooth enabled digital audio player, when connected to the JVC in-dash head unit. The JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls. The JVC KD-R650 can be set to automatically mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using your car speakers.

    Note: Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible. Visit theJVC Mobile Entertainment Bluetooth Support Page for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    3 questions already asked

    Thanks for trying to answer my question,i found out from another owner of the same unit that it does read and play mp3 files on a thumb drive.[ Jose  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Thanks for the info.[ Jose  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    We never tried a thumb drive in the radio. We had to sell the car and took the radio out[ DAVID  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Yes it will as long as its in a file format it recognizes[ MARK  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Yep it sure does. Here's some info from the manufacturer:The KD-R650 is a detachable-face in-dash CD Receiver with 6-key presets, Aux Input, USB Port for iPhone, iHeartRadio Link Capability, and Pandora Internet Radio capability. Music playback for iPod and iPhone can be controlled from the receiver or music player itself using 2-way iPod control.Both Pandora and iHeartRadio can be used via iPhone (USB) connection.[ DAVE  Dec 18, 2014 ]
    Yes very easily done by button[ Joni  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    No as far as I know, it does not. I hope that helps.[ Jonathan  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes it does![ Brockton  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes it does[ Fred  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    yes. the face plate detachs from the radio. I think there's a button you push and it comes off.[ Craig  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes it does detach[ Daniell  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes, it does.[ Arnold  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Brian, Yes face detaches. However, it stopped working after 6 months.[ Kris  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes[ John  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes. The push release is located on the bottom left hand corner.[ Andrew  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes mot does[ Arnold  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. Button is on the bottom left corner.[ Brad  Dec 17, 2014 ]