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Our take on the JVC KD-R660

JVC's KD-R660 CD receiver offers lots of ways to listen to your music on the road. Its front-panel USB port lets you charge, control, and listen to music stored on your iPod, iPhone®, or Android™ smartphone. You can plug in a thumb drive loaded with MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files, or connect a portable music player to the convenient front aux input. Simple controls let you quickly access your songs or tune in your favorite AM/FM stations. JVC rounds out this cost-conscious receiver by including a wireless remote.

Music access for less

JVC's KD-R660 CD receiver offers lots of ways to listen to your music on the road. Its front-panel USB port lets you charge, control, and listen to music stored on your iPod, iPhone®, or Android™ smartphone. You can plug in a thumb drive loaded with MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files, or connect a portable music player to the convenient front aux input. Simple controls let you quickly access your songs or tune in your favorite AM/FM stations. JVC rounds out this cost-conscious receiver by including a wireless remote.

USB for Android and iPhone

This receiver's versatile USB port provides a direct connection for your connected iPhone or Android. This allows the KDR-660 to use its onboard DAC to give more depth and detail to your music. With the JVC Music Play app downloaded to your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+), you'll even be able to browse your stored music library from the receiver. iPhone users can enjoy Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet Radio stations, so you can listen to your old favorites and discover some new ones.

Added options

The KD-R660 gives you 22 watts RMS per channel to make your car's speakers sing, while its 3-band parametric equalizer helps you get the most from your tunes. You can also use one of the 12 equalizer presets to zero in on the right sound. Hook up an amp and powered sub using the two sets of preamp outputs to get some solid throttle out of your music. This receiver also enables you to set the button and display brightness separately for the best day or night visibility.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with USB flash drives loaded with MP3, WMA, and WAV music files
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 14-digit LCD display with red button illumination
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • Android Open Accessory (AOA) 2.0 enables control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control and charging capability
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 12 EQ presets
    • loudness and bass boost controls
    • subwoofer low-pass filter, phase, and level control
    • Digital Track Expander improves the sound of heavily compressed music files
    • Music Drive lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port with sliding cover
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Features and Specs:

    This receiver was a breeze to install--with Crutchfield's excellently helpful guides and videos! It sounds great in my truck, and the unit works wonderfully for me.

    RogerS, Magnolia, TX

    What's in the Box:

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

    JVC KD-R660 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (42 Reviews)

    Easy to install; sounds great;

    RogerS from Magnolia, TX on 9/4/2015

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver was a breeze to install--with Crutchfield's excellently helpful guides and videos! It sounds great in my truck, and the unit works wonderfully for me.

    Pros: Easy to install (with Crutchfield's help); buttons are well-lit.

    Cons: iPOD mode seems pretty worthless -- it wants to automatically launch the Music App on my iPhone, instead of letting me pick what I want to listen to (podcasts, or whatever else); and when it does launch and start playing, the volume is at 0, so I don't even know its playing until I adjust the volume. Many of the buttons are pretty small -- wish they were bigger and/or not hiding behind the large dial/knob.

    Great product, easy installation

    Russell S from Texas on 7/28/2015

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound, right after installing, is great, despite the fact there are a bunch of equalizer adjustments I could do if I were so inclined. It looks beautiful and colorful with the red lighted front panel. And again, there are all sorts of adjustments I can do to the colors, if I choose. For this low price, I'm amazed it has so many features, like a USB port, an outlet to plug in iPod, etc., and bluetooth capabilities. And if you subscribe to Sirius radio, Pandora, or I Heart Radio, you can patch those in to the system as well. I was leery of doing an installation myself. Luckily I have a handy-dandy tool called a husband--please don't tell him I called him a tool. He was able to install it with no problems in about an hour. I sat right by and pretended to be helping, and I really think I might have been able to do the installation myself. I must say, I'm glad I found Crutchfield with their bargains, their tech support, and their three-day shipping!

    Pros: Simple installation, quick free shipping, lots of features

    Cons: If I want to avail myself of any of the simplest functions, I will have to study the manual. Bummer! And who needs a tiny remote control to get lost when you're sitting right there?

    JVC KD-R660

    BrianB from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 7/24/2015

    2003 Ford Taurus SES
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice head unit for the price, sounds great. Would definitely purchase again. Crutchfield support during my install was excellent as usual, and that was no small feat since I was installing it in a 2003 Ford Taurus.. Pain in the butt those cars are.

    Pros: Perfect for my needs.

    Cons: None

    Works Great

    Tiuipuv from Wisconsin on 7/20/2015

    1999 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo deck! I installed just the deck with my factory speakers about a month ago now, and everything is still working fine. I really enjoy using the usb connection for music, especially for the added battery life (charges while plugged in). I really do wish it had a 5 channel equalizer though, sometimes just base, middle, and treble is not quite enough. FYI the demo visualizations can be turned off from the menu, so that is better than some of the other stereos I have dealt with.

    Pros: Great sound quality, Cool design, Fits perfect

    Cons: Menus are difficult to navigate quickly, Display color is not customizable

    Good value

    PhilH from New York on 7/13/2015

    2007 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted a CD receiver with a front USB port and red buttons to match the interior of my 07 Pontiac Vibe, and the JVC KD-R660 fit the bill for under $100, which seems like great value to me.

    Pros: I like being able to control Pandora from the receiver.

    Cons: Sometimes I need to try a couple of times to get the receiver to recognize the music from my iPhone when I'm using other apps (Rhapsody, TuneMeIn), but it works. The configuration menu system is a little awkward to navigate, and I wish the display was a little brighter - I can't read it during the day when I'm wearing sunglasses.

    JVC KD R660

    PCFlores from Fresno, CA on 6/13/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was pleased with the purchase considering the price. I needed a unit to replace so I can sell my Jeep Cherokee Sport. Not to worried about the cons but overall it's a good unit.

    Pros: Price USB connector AUX plug

    Cons: Dim display when daylight Display looks small

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    Tom from Cortland, NY on 6/5/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works perfect for application

    Pros: Easy install. Easy use for anyone

    Cons: None

    Great stereo

    06 Duramax from Rogers City, MI on 6/1/2015

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo and looks great in my truck!

    Pros: Pretty easy to use. Fits very nice.

    Cons: Wiring is a little tricky

    cool radio

    kewlmike from grand Rapids, Michigan on 5/26/2015

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is great especially for the price.

    Pros: none

    Cons: None

    Great sounds for a small price.

    RDC from Hawaii on 5/25/2015

    2000 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Am truly enjoying this beyond my expectations. Easy to install and a joy to use. So far I am only pleased.

    Pros: good looks, easy to install and use

    Cons: none

    Fantastic Quality at such a low price

    Dean from New York on 5/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit installed beautifully into my 2005 Nissan Altima. The sound and features are great but the big story is how amazing the crutchfield support team was during the install. I purchased the harness so that I could just plug the new unit into the factory harness. Unfortunately the factory harness plastic had degraded so much that it fell apart in my hand while trying to remove it. Crutchfield then sent me the direct wire instructions and answered my questions for me. It took longer to direct wire but everything worked out so well...Crutchfield is the best!!

    Pros: Lots of features including BT and USB.

    Cons: Havent found any!

    Excellent quality and value.

    Al S. from North Branch, MI on 5/17/2015

    2008 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is for my wife's car, a 2008 Pontiac Vibe, and she loves it! Lots of nice features and looks and sounds great too! I think it was a great value for the price. We would certainly recommend this radio/cd player.

    Pros: Fast shipping and easy to install with the installation kit that came with it.

    Cons: None yet!

    JVC R660

    Anonymous from North Carolina on 5/16/2015

    2001 Saturn SC1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed the radio and it sounds awesome..... very good value for the price



    screen is too dark to read

    Matt C from New Jersey on 5/12/2015

    2004 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great product that functions exactly as well as advertised, but there's one Huge problem. You can't read the screen on a sunny day. I can't fathom how this radio made it to the market without testing the visibility of the screen in bright daylight. I set the brightness all the way to max but when the sun comes out I can't read the screen even with my face an inch from the screen. After spending 3 hours taking my dashboard apart and installing the radio I wasn't about to remove it, but it's extremely annoying and I have to say I regret the purchase. The only reason I'm not seeking a refund is because I don't want the hassle of removing it from my car. FYI my venicle is a 2004 honda civic EX. I don't have any window tinting - maybe if that was the case I might be able to read the screen. At night it looks amazing. Daylight not so much.

    Pros: Excellent integration with my iPhone 6, amazing sound quality.

    Cons: You Can't Read The Screen - Its Too Dim. Also the display on the radio is constantly "bragging" (for lack of a better word) about the features of the radio. You can't just let it show the time - after about 30 seconds it will switch back to goofy visualizations and feature bragging.

    JVC stero

    Travlestat from Clemmons, NC on 5/4/2015

    1994 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Back before Christmas someone broke in and stole my old radio and left my car quiet and sad for a while till I finally was able to get enough together to purchase this radio, installation was pretty basic lucky for me the people who stole my old one left the connector in the car so that made that part a breeze. It works fine great audio selection, I think my old one may of had more features tho, and it's face plate was detachable and I dont think this one is. The only complaint I have really is that I can't seem to get the display to only show the artist and song title which I guess it can't do cause it will put artist and album name together then song title by itself. But that's just a minor complaint all in all it's worth the money and does the job..

    Pros: Good sound Easy to use and navigate Pandora use with a iPhone Dims with head lights

    Cons: Faceplate not removable Lack of display customization

    Good Unit

    Carl from Virginia on 4/19/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in a 99 Integra. Very nice unit for under $100 and iPod/iPhone ready

    Pros: RMS power, Straight forward controls

    Cons: None at this time


    Tiny86 from New Jersey on 4/14/2015

    2003 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaces original equipment in 2003 Avalon. Sound quality excellent and the device is attractive looking.

    Pros: All kinds of bells and whistles!

    Cons: Installation with preamp under passenger seat not the easiest. Technician would have to be pretty sharp.

    inexpensive but great sound

    eric from Aurora, co on 4/13/2015

    2002 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this head unit with the install kit and could not be happier. I expected a "factory" replacement and got a lot more. Full, great sound and easy to install.

    Pros: Great sound, inexpensive, easy to install

    Cons: None yet

    I like It

    elnegron from New York on 4/12/2015

    2006 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This JVC was easy to install and Crutchfield made it even easier. Support was very knowledgeable and fast.

    Pros: Simple installation, looks good and all the parts fit perfectly. Looks like factory built.

    Cons: When changing radio stations or inputs, there is a slight delay. The face plate does not disengaged well, have to play with it to get it off.

    Great quality

    MattyGj from Utah on 4/8/2015

    2005 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This JVC was easy to install and Crutchfield made it even easier with their wiring diagrams and organizing all the parts sending it in one shipment. The only thing that was a little frustrating was trying to figure out how to set it all up. Perhaps this is because I am interested in simplicity over image. Great product and a great company. Will never shop for car audio anywhere other than Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy to install, Great looking stereo, all the parts fit perfectly, great sound quality

    Cons: Not simple to set up after installed

    great for what I needed

    Tiffany M. from Tempe, Az on 4/7/2015

    1998 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just needed a replacement deck in my truck that would also play CDs so this works. I also got the benefit of multiple auxiliary choices for iPod, USB and my phone which I didn't have before. My only complaint is that I can only choose six FM stations to program but that's pretty minor.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Can only program six FM stations

    A solid upgrade!

    RonE from California on 4/6/2015

    2001 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This JVC was purchased to upgrade the sound and features in a 15-year old car which had - to start with - a very high quality CD receiver to begin with. Trouble was, it had no Aux or USB inputs, and making that change was a tad risky. I chose the JVC for the reputation of the company's products and the feature list, which matched my needs perfectly. The install was fairly straightforward (thanks to Crutchfield's support), and I'm enjoying the sound and features very much! A solid upgrade and a very solid value!

    Pros: Features, ease of use, value

    Cons: None I can think of!

    great stereo

    Raymer from Stuart, NE on 4/5/2015

    1996 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo for the money. Easy use for my wife perfect sound every bit about it and will buy JVC stereos over Pioneer any day.



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    andrew from Tucson, az on 4/2/2015

    1963 Dodge Custom
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the price. For well under $100 the head unit does everything I want and more.

    Pros: Sound quality, price, subwoofer controls.

    Cons: None at this time

    Jvc kd r660

    jacob from mattoon il on 4/1/2015

    2006 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)


    Pros: good

    Cons: good

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    Anonymous from tuscarora, PA on 3/29/2015

    2008 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love it! Fits perfectly in my car



    would highly recommend

    Anonymous from Pikeville, KY on 3/8/2015

    2002 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well worth the price



    JVC KD-R660

    Darey from Houston on 3/4/2015

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    really great for the price. love the pandora integration


    Cons: none yet

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    Anonymous from Newburgh, IN on 2/17/2015

    2003 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice for the price.



    Great Deal

    Anonymous from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on 2/15/2015

    2014 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Deal



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    Anonymous from Walla Walla, WA on 2/8/2015

    It works great! We had an interesting time getting the old stereo out of the car, but putting the new one in was straight forward



    Pretty Good System for the Money

    DevinM from Indiana on 2/8/2015

    1998 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install. Overall nice system.

    Pros: Great bass sound for the price; Good options.

    Cons: Nothing yet.

    does what it is suppose to do

    lornie from Franklin,Wisconsin on 2/8/2015

    1988 Volvo 740
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    it does what it is designed to do..

    Pros: fits in my car nice! I think I like it

    Cons: tiny buttons to push...not easy to navigate. I thought I had it all set up and some were, some were not.

    Decent Head Unit

    Bob from South Carolina on 2/3/2015

    1992 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value for the money. Sounds good, seemingly good quality not any worse than other decks I have had. Coolness factor is good. I sounds good but the biggest pro to me is how easy it is to use. Never had one this easy to learn or this intuitive. Like it a lot. Hard to beat for the price.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Would like to have had another set of pre outs but oh well....

    Replacement Stereo

    A-a-ron from Ogden, Utah on 1/20/2015

    2003 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought & installed to replace 12 year old OEM stereo. Very happy so far. Sounds much better with original speakers. Old stereo was malfunctioning off and on, so this was a great low cost replacement that is better than the original.

    Pros: Sounds better than the original. Looks good in the dash and matches well.

    Cons: More complex than original to adjust various settings such as fader, tone, ect.

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    Larry S from Vermont on 1/15/2015

    2005 Subaru Baja
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this model because it looked easy to operate. It's a gift for my aunt. We do like the features. She is happy with it, so so am I.

    Pros: The unit it self is easy to setup and install especially if you get the recommended installation kits.

    Cons: No cons at this time.

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    FrankF from Pennsylvania on 1/13/2015

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great basic receiver I bought to replace my daughter's stock Honda Accord stereo. She wanted to be able to play her iPhone music, and the interface works perfectly and easily. Simple to install, good sound and easy to use.

    Pros: Great value and features for the price.

    Cons: None yet.

    Good Basic Receiver

    Ryan Palmer from Colorado on 12/30/2014

    2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great basic receiver, that will get you hearing music again. If this is a solid headunit for someone who wants to replace a broken headunit, or add modern features to an outdated head unit. Who should not buy this headunit: Those who are looking to build out a $500+ whole system, with amps, expensive speakers and everything else. In that case spend the money on a better head unit. What it does well: Give you a good quality head unit that has most of the features you want in a stand alone headunit. iDevice and Android integration. front USB and Aux inputs are easy to use and easily accessed Radio reception seems solid at least comparable to a stock head unit Sound quality thorough stock and cheaper aftermarket speakers is quality and better than the OEM headunit. What it doesn't do well: No color change on the interface, which would have put this over the top. It's fine that it doesn't have it, but it would be a great addition.

    Pros: Ease of use, cost, and features

    Cons: No color changing, lack of bluetooth Not targeted towards full system builders.

    good value and quality

    son from North Carolina on 12/27/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The JVC KD-R660 was installed about a monthe ago on a Honda Accord and it has been performing quite well - no problems. The receiver quality seems to be better than the factory receiver - it might have been worth getting new speakers too. I opted for an Install Card installation of the system and it was easy - in and out the door of the audio shop within an hour.

    Pros: ease of use, good quality, multiple audio signal sources, value

    Cons: i would prefer on/off toggling of the receiver via the volume knob, rather than the "source" button. also the preset "1" channel is too close to the volume knob


    tonia s from Brookville, ohio on 12/16/2014

    1988 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love it. will be getting speakers from here as well



    Great product at a great price

    JTinker from California on 12/5/2014

    1993 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the second cd receiver I've bought from Crutchfield. I find them to be reliable and as advertised. I use a USB drive a lot to take my music with me. The front inputs are just what I need to avoid wearing headphones. We live in an area where radio reception can be spotty, but the presets homed in on several clear stations right away. I would suggest Crutchfield to my friends.

    Pros: Fit in the dash just right easy set up for stations and display Front inputs for usb and mini plug Always pleased with customer service.

    Cons: None so far.

    Works great

    Chris B. from Anchorage, AK on 12/4/2014

    2005 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install and use

    Pros: Meets all my basic needs and very easy to use

    Cons: Nothing real fancy, but that's not really a con.


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    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
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2
    Touch 5/4/3/2
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G
    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 Adapter required
    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

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

    iPhone & Android Integration

    iPhone Direct Connection: The JVC KD-R660's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. Simply use the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone device or a 3rd party Apple certified cable (sold separately). The KD-R660 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of stored music, music apps, and podcasts on your iPod or iPhone.
    • Control Modes: The JVC KD-R660 offers two control modes for iPod/iPhone audio playback.
      • Head Unit Control: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The KD-R660 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone. 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 Control: 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.
    • Song/Artist Info: During Head Unit Mode, the KD-R660 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title. No song/artist information is displayed in iPod/iPhone mode; the unit will simply display "iPod/iPhone Mode".
    • Charging: 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 (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R660 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/8/2015):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora/iHeart Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6+/6 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    4/air 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Android Connectivity: The JVC KD-R660's front-panel USB port also lets you connect your Android smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. There are 4 type of connection methods based on your type of Android smartphone, what content you want to listen to, and how you want to control it.

    • Newer Android Smartphones (OS 4.1+):
      • Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0): The JVC KD-R660 supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android  (OS 4.1+) smartphone to the KD-R660's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the JVC head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Audio Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
      • JVC Music Play App: Downloading the JVC Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the JVC CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the JVC Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • Older Android Smartphones (Froyo 2.2 or Gingerbread 2.3):
      • Mass Storage Class (MSC): If you own an older Android smartphone which is running the Froyo 2.2 or Gingerbread 2.3 operating system, then the JVC KD-R660 head unit will recognize your USB-connected Android device as a USB mass storage class (MSC) device, similar to a USB thumbdrive. You'll be able to scroll through music folders and music files, as well as operate basic playback like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from the head unit's front-panel controls; advanced music navigation is not supported. The head unit will also display song/artist information in this mode. You cannot access music apps in this mode.
      • JVC Music Control App: By downloading the free JVC Music Control onto your older Android smartphone (Froyo 2.2/Gingerbread 2.3), you'll be able to browse your stored music 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. You cannot access music apps in this mode.
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your Android device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Internet + AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone): The JVC KD-R660 allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 5.0+). Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-R660 via the the cable supplied with your iPhone or other 3rd party Apple certified cable (sold separately). 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-R660 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone. The KD-R660 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 save up to five Pandora stations as presets. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. 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 free iHeartRadio Link app for JVC from  lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KD-R660 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-R660 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.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R660 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • Radio Timer: The head unit's Radio Timer features lets you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off).
    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

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

    • Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
    • Disc Protection: If the ejected disc is not removed within 20 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust. The source will change to CD, and the disc will begin playback, even if you have another source selected at the time.
    Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The JVC KD-R660 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of select USB thumbdrives, select Android smartphones (see Android section above), and select Apple iPod/iPhone devices (see iPhone section above). You can insert a USB thumbdrive into the head unit's USB port for playback of a variety MP3/WMA/WAV of music files stored on the USB mass storage class device.

    • Music Drive: When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone (like Android with Froyo/Gingerbread OS) is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive features lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as an SD card) for stored music playback. The Music Drive feature also 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.
    • JVC Playlist Creator: 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 Windows PC (XP/Vista/7). When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using JVC Playlist Creator through the KD-R660, 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.

    Note: USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Compatible Music Files: The JVC KD-R660 supports the following types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto a USB thumbdrive or other USB mass storage class devices.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WAV (USB only):
    bit rate of 8- or 16-bit
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KD-R660 offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

    • Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current disc at random), Off (cancels random function)
    • Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD or USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-R660 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-R660 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-R660 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.

    Pro EQ: The KD-R660 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, and 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
    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) 0.75, 1.0, 1.25
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz +/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) Fixed

    Note: You can store EQ Pro bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Pandora/iHeart Radio).

    2.5V/4CH Preamp Output: The KD-R660 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 subwoofer phase between 180° (reverse) or 0° (normal). In addition, you can adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -8 and +8 (separate from the main volume level).

    Audio Enhancements: The JVC KD-R660 offers the following audio adjustments to enhance your music listening experience.

    • Digital Track Expander: The digital Track Expander automatically 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.
    • 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-R660 features a detachable face to deter theft. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Single-Line LCD: The head unit features a 14-segment, one-line LCD with white back-lit text and red button illumination. Adjustable brightness and dimmer settings are available for the LCD and button illumination.

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

    Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).

    Remote-Bluetooth Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-R660 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Optional Bluetooth: The JVC KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSTBA10, sold separately) provides hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming functions for the JVC KD-R660. The KS-BTA100 Bluetooth adapter plugs into the head unit's front-panel Aux input. The JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls.

    Note: Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible. Click here for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    3 questions already asked

    Standard single din radio. Listed as 7"x7"x2" [ Timothy  Jul 03, 2015 ]
    It does offer subwoofer control, where you can set the crossover point of the subwoofer where all frequencies below either 55Hz/85Hz/120Hz are sent to only the sub. I hope this answers your question. [ Douglas  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    I installed this on a 2004 GMC Sierra. I had to purchase the vehicle specific adapter to keep my anti-theft, door chimes, and steering wheel control. It was a very easy install and everything worked perfectly. [ DANIEL J  Jul 29, 2015 ]
    If you are concerned about theft, detach the face plate and take it with you when you part your car. I have not noticed the indicator, therefore I wouldn't think it would be much of a theft deterrent. I am happy with the stereo and would recommend it. [ doug  May 03, 2015 ]
    If it is built into you vehicles car stereo, I would say yes. I would ask crutchfield tech support. They usually have a wiring harness to accommodate most situations or a better stereo to suit your needs. [ LAWRENCE  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    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  Apr 29, 2015 ]  Staff