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Our take on the JVC KD-R730BT

Bluetooth is great for talking hands-free, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Pair up JVC's KD-R730BT CD receiver and an iPhone®, Android™ smartphone, or Blackberry™, and you can harness the true potential Bluetooth has to offer — you'll be able to receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features.

Bluetooth® for hands-free calling...and much more

Bluetooth is great for talking hands-free, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Pair up JVC's KD-R730BT CD receiver and an iPhone®, Android™ smartphone, or Blackberry™, and you can harness the true potential Bluetooth has to offer — you'll be able to receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features.

JVC's KD-R730BT CD receiver

Great for Android™ smartphones

JVC's Android app lets you use your compatible Android phone's touchscreen to control the action using finger swipes and gestures — for example, tap the screen to play and pause, or swipe right to skip forward a track. So pop your Android phone in a mount, and you can reach down and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road.

Pair two phones at once

The KD-R730BT's built-in Bluetooth lets you pair two phones at once — no need to choose between your personal and business phones. When a call comes in, the receiver will blink either blue or red, so you'll know at a glance if your call is coming from home or the office. To answer a call, just tap the volume knob.

Higher-power USB connection

JVC upped the power in their USB port, which lets you keep your smartphone charged, even when it's doing several tasks at once. And with your smartphone connected, you can listen to its internal memory as one source and access the little microSD card as another.

Control PANDORA® Internet radio

JVC makes it easy to play your favorite PANDORA Internet Radio stations. iPhone users can control PANDORA when connected to the USB slot, while Android and Blackberry owners get full control of Pandora over the Bluetooth connection, depending on your phone's features.


— over 15 million songs, available instantly

MOG is an award-winning online music service with one of the largest and best-sounding streaming catalogs in the industry. It's the only service to offer all of its music in the 320 kbps MP3 format — that higher bit rate translates to better sound. In fact, we use it frequently in the Crutchfield Labs to test high-end audio gear. MOG's "Primo" service ($9.99/month) gives you unlimited, ad-free access to their extensive music library of over 15 million songs on a wide range of devices including Sonos® and Logitech® Squeezebox™ network music players, Samsung TVs, your computer, iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ devices. Just pair your iPhone to this JVC receiver, and you can control the music and view artist/song info on the JVC's screen.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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.

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.

Installation Note: This JVC receiver does not include the mounting screws needed for some installations. If you plan to install the radio yourself, you should have four M5 × 8mm (M5 × 3/8") flat-head screws on hand.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • included Bluetooth adapter for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • USB 1A connection charges devices quicker
    • built-in iPod control
    • control PANDORA® from your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone
    • works with Android app for gesture control over music playback
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Separated Variable Color display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    • works with satellite radio tuner (subscription required)
    • inputs: front and rear USB ports, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • KS-UBT1 USB Bluetooth adapter (installed in rear USB port)
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • Face-case
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face fixing screw
    • Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • US Warranty Sheet
    • Canadian Warranty Card
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • Face security screw note
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)
    • USB Bluetooth Adapter instructions
    • "The countries where you may use the Bluetooth function" note
    • "USB Caution" note

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    Got it at WalMart, very inexpensive, bought installation kit and had to go online to get wire harness for hooking into the factory radio, which had a 6 disc changer but broke about 4 years ago.

    Andy, Fort Rucker, AL


    JVC KD-R730BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (80 Reviews)

    Worth the money! Get one if you can!!!

    Xterraman1127 from San Antonio, Texas on 10/26/2014

    Awesome radio to have! I have been in the car audio scene ever since I was 16 and had my first vehicle I am now 21 years old and through the years I have always been told to stay away from JVC due to a bad reputation of skipping while playing CD's and easily shorting out. But boy where they wrong! I picked up this JVC for $60 lightly used with all the accessories at a pawn shop to replace a Kenwood radio that didn't have the Bluetooth streaming features and was starting to loose it's juice with my system I have. I love how easy it is to work with and I love all the features on it. I use this radio to stream Pandora and my favorite rock station 106.7 KBPI that is located in Denver, CO with IHeartRadio a lot and I love how well it is able to stream them both sound quality is beyond amazing. I would recommend anyone to buy this radio.

    Pros: Bluetooth features App friendly Variable color display Great sound quality Very easy to work with when tuning

    Cons: Only Con I have is the length of time it takes to connect the Bluetooth

    Installed in 2001 Mustang: Awesome

    Andy from Fort Rucker, AL on 2/3/2013

    Got it at WalMart, very inexpensive, bought installation kit and had to go online to get wire harness for hooking into the factory radio, which had a 6 disc changer but broke about 4 years ago.

    Pros: Blue Tooth, iPod, iPhone, hands free phone calling, dual USB inputs. Hooked up and worked perfectly.

    Cons: So far, none.

    Installed in 1995 e34 525i BMW

    Tom from Joisey on 1/23/2013

    1995 BMW 525I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had just installed this radio into our old 1995 525i. The harness was put together in one afternoon - totally took my time studying all three schematics (Crutchfield adapter cable, the mandatory PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface cabling, and the JVC's cable. Taking the old radio out was easy. There was enough cabling length to hook the JVC to the car while the radio lay on the center console. Worked the first time! Nice sound. Great interface with my 3G3 iPhone. Fitting the PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface unit into an open cavity in the otherwise tight dashboard interior was a challenge. I would recommend to the the makers of the PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface that they consider making it flatter to allow better fit into a typical dashboard. The casing was very large, possibly to accommodate the RCA/wire slide switches, which could be replaced with circuit board micro-switches, thereby resulting in a flatter unit.

    Pros: Great looks. Good sound. I'd buy another one - too bad it's discontinued!

    Cons: PAC SOEM-4 Universal Interface was a much larger unit than I would have imagined. It took me a couple of hours of prodding to fit this mandatory interface into the tight cavity of the dashboard's interior! For anyone with a e34 BMW, it fits behind the dash computer, FYI. :-)


    Nathan M. from Lebanon, MO on 1/4/2013

    1993 Chevrolet Lumina
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just upgraded to this JVC unit to replace an aged Alpine CD reciever in my daughter's car. I was blown away by the vast improvement to the sound quality and clarity while using the same speakers... Infinity, Alpine, and 2 Rockford Fosgate 10's! It really brought new if into my old system. Not to mention the fact that she can now use the hands-free calling with bluetooth and connect to her iPod and listen to whatever she wants. Oh, she can also change the display colors to accent her mood. I have been a Crutchfield customer for years and for good reason, the support and value are unsurpassed. I am now suffering from stereo envy so I am plotting a system of my own and will be sure to have Crutchfield help me along the way.

    Pros: Great price for all the features you get with this unit. Bluetooth is awesome, call clarity is great. iPod compatibility is flawless.

    Cons: Takes a bit to get all the button functions figured out.

    Unbelievable unit!

    MikeT from Charlotte, NC on 1/3/2013

    1989 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I paid a little more for this unit than some of the other JVC's. Really needed the sub preamp outputs. The sound quality of this thing is amazing. I have it installed in a 1989 GMC Sierra pickup that never really had much with the factory stereo. I have four infinity speakers along with a Bazooka sub. Totally impressed with everything about it. The four star rating on "Ease of Use" is really me being a novice with the system. Still a lot to learn but what I know so far is this thing rocks!

    Pros: Sound quality, value, coolness, build. This has it all.

    Cons: Will take a little while to learn everything this receiver does. Not really a "con"

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    PeteS from AK on 1/3/2013

    1994 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good product, great sound, easy installation

    Pros: Nothing exceptional - it performs as advertised. Very pleased with the unit.

    Cons: Wiring diagram was not quite right - everything matched up perfect with the exception of a blue power wire for the speaker power. The wire was capped off and indicated it was for some other use. Unfortunately Crutchfield customer service did not solve this problem. A local shop was familiar with the problem and it took less than 30 seconds to fix. This was installed in a 1994 Ford Ranger. Voice activated calling is problematic as with most voice command devices, but it should work.

    JVC unit

    MIke S from Canby, OR on 1/1/2013

    1997 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A great product for and exceptional price.

    Pros: Easy to install with the accessories from Crutchfield.

    Cons: None.

    AWESOME head unit for an amazing price!

    Qdaddy68 from Tucson, AZ on 12/26/2012

    2001 Saab 9-3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is quite easily my new favorite head unit. The bluetooth connectivity, the user adjustable audio settings for crossover cutoff frequencies, the independent radio zone lighting (both day and night time dependent if you want), the included remote control. This thing sounds GREAT as a replacement radio but, when paired and properly installed with an amp (or two) and some speakers...WOW!!!

    Pros: Simply the best value I have found for the features. User adjustable settings for every function you could think of.

    Cons: Love the look of the radio, but a textured volume knob vice the smooth polished chromed one would be better. Else fingers (especially winter gloved ones) tend to slide around the volume knob and not adjust anything.

    No Clock When Radio Is Off

    Certo from Shelby, NC on 12/26/2012

    This unit replaces my now defunct Clarion which I adored and it has cleaner, more descreet representation of all nuances of every instrument, voice, syllable, etc. I've a good amp and 4-way speakers suited to the amp. I know a lot has to do with bettern digital recording these days; but the KD-R730BT replicates audio extremely well. __PROBLEM__ When the KD-R730BT is turned of, there's no clock; the unit is dark. Yes, the ignition is on; I'm not brain-dead. I wonder if the installer failed to connect a wire that stays hot. I've seen no other complaints about the lack of a clock when unit is off. I JUST HOPE SOMEONE SEES THIS AND CAN GIVE ME A CORRECT RESPONSE, NOW THAT THE UNIT IS OUT OF PRODUCTION AND NOT LIKELY TO GET MORE REVIEWS.

    Pros: As stated, the audio is incredably clean, discreet, delivering every nuance almost as if it were on its own track.

    Cons: No clock when unit is turned of even though ignition is either on or switched to accessory. :-( Whoever heard of a car/truck radio that doesn't display the time? Either there is a fault with this one unit or the installer failed to connect a stay-hot wire are my two guesses. SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THE CLOCK FOR THE KD-R730BT WORKS WHEN UNIT IS OFF.

    Crutchfield response on 1/1/2013 Unfortunately, this receiver does not display the clock when the unit is turned off.

    Fantastic radio and a great value

    Ralph C from Hamel, IL installed in a 1999 Ford F-150 Super Cab on 12/23/2012

    1999 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A great value for the money, Easy to install and sounds great.

    Pros: Easy to install and sounds great.

    Cons: It has so many features that it will take me a while to learn how to use them all.

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    i angel from ohio on 12/16/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Worked good for a few days .I'm returning this with no problem . Crutchfield customer support is great, as of now i'm getting a a different brand radio .

    Pros: looks good and sounded great.

    Cons: bluetooth worked for about 2 days ,i was told to do a reset on the radio now only fm station work.

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    Dino from New York on 12/16/2012

    2002 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo was installed in my sons 2002 Ford Focus and works great. I really like the fact that it has bluetooth. The sound and reception are great, especially for the price.



    Decent choice for the money

    2002 Sienna Owner from Fort Wayne, IN on 12/16/2012

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

    This is an "OK" unit as installed in my current setup. I recently added new basic-quality speakers front and back to replace the JBL stock speakers. The head unit is running through the stock front and rear amps that came with the car. I didn't expect anything great so I would say I am pleased overall. I wanted to explore Blue Tooth and needed an AUX Input. The installation was fairly simple although the wiring harness was a little confusing up front. I figured it out, no problem, and had everything done in under 2 hours. If I could do this again, it would take 45 minutes or less. Blue Tooth functionality is cool. I can access phone contacts and music directly from the JCV front panel menu.

    Pros: Great entry level unit if you want to get into Blue Tooth for the price.

    Cons: Wiring harness was a little confusing to me up front. Also, there is no documentation as to where best to place the microphone for Blue Tooth phone calling.

    I'm impressed!

    John S from Lincoln, IL on 12/12/2012

    1999 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace a 5-year-old Sony stereo with iPod controls. Installation was a snap, and I love the ability to stream audio via Bluetooth. Controlling my iPhone 5 through the front USB port works great as well. My favorite feature is being able to change the colors of the buttons and display between day and night. I have had one problem with the Bluetooth not detecting my phone, but turning the unit off and on fixed it. The available features can't be beat for the price!

    Pros: The BT microphone cable is long enough to route just about anywhere.

    Cons: It's so cool I never want to leave my car!

    Awsome product and support

    mrmann from West Palm Beach, FL on 12/4/2012

    2005 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this head unit!! The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because I am not a fan of the big pixel display. Bluetooth is great. CD and system function is straight forward. 15' cord allowed me to mount the mic above the rearview mirror instead of by the driver's window (less wind/road noise). As always, Crutchfield delivers superior product support at a price that can't be beat.

    Pros: Affordable Bluetooth...great feature set...long BT mic cord

    Cons: Large pixels on the display.

    JVC Bluetooth, just OK

    John P from Milwaukee, WI on 11/16/2012

    2004 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit, primarily to use it to stream music from my Android device. I realize that iPhones are more prevalent, but it's disappointing for JVC to say they support Android, but then only document the iPhone/iPod use. Bluetooth operation is also disappointing with my HTC Evo 4G LTE. It's a new phone (not some old school bluetooth device. But unfortunately, you have to follow some yet to be determined procedure when turning on and turning off in order to keep bluetooth operational. IT seems that if I turn off bluetooth on the receiver before leaving the car, and then wait till bluetooth is connected before turning it back on, it works better. But the receiver will also mysteriously lose bluetooth connection while playing. Then I have to turn bluetooth off on the phone, go to FM on the reciever, and turn everything back on. Needless to say, when that was the primary reason for purchase, it's disappointing. The reciever as a whole works pretty well, and when Bluetooth is running, it works well. But the constant issues getting and staying connected mean you should probably buy a different unit if you want it to bluetooth streaming.

    Pros: Ability to adjust color and light level on the unit for day and night. This works very well. Good sound quality for the price. Two USB jacks

    Cons: Bluetooth connectivity not very good Volume knob doesn't stick out far enough and is difficult to turn without hitting other buttons or accidentally depressing it (muting the system)

    Reciver w/blue tooth

    Raxo from Apple Valley, CA on 11/11/2012

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good replacement for OEM unit

    Pros: External microphone makes blue tooth calls clearer

    Cons: Small bottons hard to read.

    Best head unit for the money!

    Anonymous from Atlanta, Ga on 10/28/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Best of everything at a minimal price. Commercial free Pandora, Bluetooth voice Navi from your Android phone, sophisticated Pro EQ tuning, great sound and great price. Remote mounted microphone let's you install the mike on your steering column or anywhere you want for great reception. If you have an Android OS Smart phone, buy this unit. You'll be glad you did.



    needed bluetooth, got more

    Brad from gr, mi on 10/16/2012

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

    from the time i started soldering adapter together to install-less then1 hour. to program, set clock, pair phones, etc-2 hours and still playing with it, but having fun. makes my speakers sound way better. much nicer to have head unit control of ipod, plus ipod is locked away in glovebox now. bought it for the hands free bluetooth connection, but got alot more than that. can't decide on color of lights, for now just letting it scroll through. think i would have been just as happy with lower grade unit, don't really need cd player, but face plate wasn't removable and that is a necessity in jeep during the summer.



    Great OEM replacement

    Max from Los Angeles, CA on 10/15/2012

    2003 Honda Accord DX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great looking radio. Has lots of functions and they all work great. From the bluetooth, pandora, Ipod controls. Great sound.

    Pros: Value. Great sound and usefull functions. Great additional connections. Easy to install.

    Cons: Just wished the quality of the materials used for the face were a little better. The way the whole unit is constructed. Other then that great radio.

    Out with the old, in with the new

    Lou B from Long Island, NY on 10/15/2012

    1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit was just what my 68 Cutlass needed to get with the times. With a little patience, I was able to modify the dash and slip the unit right in. The wiring took a little longer because there was no wiring kit, but it went in great and sounds good. It should sound even better when I invest in the new speakers.



    Super value & Feature Packed

    RoadWarrior from KS Outback on 9/18/2012

    2010 Chevrolet HHR
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this into a 2010 HHR in place of stock radio. Decided on this unit because of good reviews on Crutchfield and features out of box, especially the ability to tie 2 phones into unit for handsfree operation. Also wanted ability to stream music from phone (Motorola DroidX2) into unit. Installation was a breeze with the Metra GMOS-LAN-03 GM Factory Integration Adapter the mounting kit and vehicle specific instructions from Crutchfield. Overall sound quality is markedly better than before and the handsfree bluetooth works perfectly. Only downside is the Pandora connectivity is rather hit and miss, sometimes it connects perfectly and I can see the current song info scrolling across the radio display and other times it will play the audio stream but no info is displayed. It either prompts me to setup Pandora on my phone or says No Name. Updating radio to latest firmware version made no difference. Am very pleased with the unit and its features and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for the best bang for the buck!

    Pros: Handsfree bluetooth integration for 2 phones, Pandora and audio streaming from the internet from smartphone, Ability to customize colors to match vehicle lighting.

    Cons: Pandora app connectivity is hit and miss for all the features it touts.

    Great radio

    RickB from Sherman, TX on 9/17/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio is stock full of features and is easy to use.



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    Anonymous from Carlsbad NM on 9/10/2012

    1985 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product the hands free talking is well worth it I have JVC headunit in both my cars both bluetooth both from crutchfield



    Cool Unit - JVC KDR730BT

    CDJ from Tampa, FL on 9/10/2012

    2002 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my factory radio and the four speakers in my Jeep Liberty with this unit and Kicker speakers. Wow what a great sound difference from the factory equipment! This unit is very easy to use and sounds fantastic. The best part of it all was all the installation accessories and support the Crutchfield supplied. The Jeep Liberty has Infinity amps on the front speakers and additional work was required to reconfigure the speaker harness in order for everything to operate properly. I could not believe how quickly the Crutchfield technical person on the phone solved my situation. I called on a Saturday and had no wait on the phone. As soon as I asked my questions, the technician had the answers I needed. Service support from Crutchfield far outweighs trying to save a penny somewhere else. For all you do-it-yourselfers, buy from Crutchfield!

    Pros: Outstanding technical support!!!

    Cons: None

    Great rcvr

    RodM from Sarasota, FL on 9/5/2012

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

    I put this model in my kids car and was so impressed, I upgraded my older JVC Rcvr wit this one for bluetooth and Iphone play/charge, sounds better than the old one and new features made it worthwhile.

    Pros: Nobody comes close to Crutchfield value/quality, throwing in the mastersheet and free adapter harness makes this an unbeatable deal, you can literally change out your factory rcvr in about 30 min, (plus 20 min soldering the adapter harness to the radio harness)


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    Anonymous from Alexandria Va on 9/4/2012

    2003 Saturn ION 2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice item



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    WT from East Tennessee on 9/3/2012

    2002 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation with supplied adapters. Outstanding sound quality compared to stock system (premium) in '02 Mazda Tribute when using cd's, iPod or external input. The "4" rating is due to poor FM reception only, otherwise a great stereo at a great price.

    Pros: Sound quality, BT, aux. inputs, ease of installation.

    Cons: Poor FM reception when compared to stock radio. Buttons are too small.

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    adam911 from junction,tx on 9/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio has a very good front end It picks up radio sations fm over 100 miles away like they were a local station.

    Pros: very good front end sound quality good eq good its the best stereo i have had in a longtime.

    Cons: no cons

    Great Unit for BT Phones and iPods

    Matt S. from Hudson, OH on 8/29/2012

    2004 Chrysler Pacifica
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this into a 2004 Pacifica. Whenever our family would go on car trips we would use an FM Transmitter so that would could listen to our daughter's iPod, but this is horrible as the sound wasn't that great and had to keep changing the station. I decided to install this JVC unit so that both mine and my wife's Droid phones could connect over BlueTooth and we could still hook up our daughter's iPod with the connector. We love it so far. Its been about two weeks, but I've had my phone streaming Pandora over BT to this unit and it sounds great. What was really nice was using a micro-USB cable to actually charge my phone while streaming Pandora over BT...worked like a champ. Install was pretty easy as the only issue was with hooking up the steering wheel controls to the Pacifica...but the techs at Crutchfield got me through it. The unit actually grabs your contacts from your phone so that you can use it to make calls right from the unit. Works great. My daughter loves the ability to change the colors.

    Pros: Bluetooth, iPod connector/charger, Easy to pair.

    Cons: None


    Apagak from Michigan on 8/25/2012

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    it is really good. no complaints

    Pros: easy to use and good.

    Cons: wish it had higher sub level out puts


    joe from hershey pa on 8/4/2012

    2005 Suzuki XL-7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    all i can say is... this is the best radio ever. it does everything i need it to do. jvc=quality

    Pros: if you want a nice reciever get this one.

    Cons: none

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    frankie from reston, va on 8/2/2012

    2004 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Package arrived next day as advertised. Cant beat the free stuff that came with the reciver. 20 bucks for wiring harness alone other retail stores. install was kinda tough on 04 camry. But i was doing it at nite with a flashlight:). The reciver sounds way more clear and better then stock. Bass is good, even on stock speakers. Its got great colors and my flash drive works flawlessly. Also android bt. And pandora work awesome.

    Pros: Sound, multi playback, ext usb

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Bilox, MS on 7/31/2012

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works perfectly. Does exactly what it says it can do. Links up perfectly with my HTC Phone. Best part is its ease of operation. I have it hooked up using a 4 channel amp and a sub amp. the 3 rca jacks made it an easy connection.



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    Bill from Williamsport, Pa on 7/24/2012

    2005 Dodge Magnum
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My son Dan suggested this particular JVC unit and also installed it to boot. It is working great, He installs stereos all the time and just might have a future in doing so. I'm 50 years old and love the blue tooth feature and am amazed at the sound enhancement the JVC unit has given Me. Next step for my 05 magnum wagon is 6 x 9 infinity KAPPA speakers and new dash speakers then moving on to an amplifier for some really good quality sound. Cant wait.

    Pros: Great features, easy to use, and Big improvement in sound quality over factory unit. Love the hands free blue tooth. GREAT price. Love the USB ports.

    Cons: Some buttons are small but am learning the remote can make up for that.

    excellent unit

    53rdcard from knoxville tn on 7/24/2012

    2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit, but could be much better with a software patch, i would like to see a scrolling display between the song, station, and the time, and not have to hit the disp button each time i want this info. If it had less lights and flashy trim and a larger display it would be a far better unit. But the sound quality is great, the fm/am reception is not so great, the bluetooth works well, and all in all its worth the price

    Pros: tons of features, and plenty loud

    Cons: wish the display were bigger, and would show the time radio reception needs to be better, this unit does not pick up as well as the factory unit in my xl-7, stations i was able to pick up clearly have static.

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    Mike from San Antonio Tx. on 7/14/2012

    2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This JVC unit is perfect for what I need it for. It sounds great and has enough power to power my factory speakers.

    Pros: A lot of features

    Cons: None at all

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    StevenW from Portland, OR on 7/11/2012

    2000 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this receiver as a replacement for the factory unit in my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I previously replaced the speakers, but this receiver makes a dramatic improvement in sound quality of my new speakers. I put the tiny bluetooth receiver in the front USB so I could hard-wire an iPod cable in the rear USB and guide it underneath my center console. It is so nice to be able to play music and make calls from my iPhone through the bluetooth. I am also very impressed with ease of use. If you read the manual, the controls become very intuitive. At least 1 or 2 other reviews complained that this unit can't do helpful features like hang up a call by pressing a button on the head unit, when in fact you can do that, it's listed clearly in the manual. When I press and hold the phone button on the stereo, it also activates Siri on my iPhone and asks who to call. If you don't have voice dialing, you can search your contacts using radio dials or program 6 speed dial numbers to the numbered buttons on the front of the unit. At $120 w/coupon code, it has far more features than any comparably priced unit. It's so nice that Crutchfield also includes the wiring harnesses and dash opening adapter for free! The instructions included were spot-on and I had no problem installing this myself (it was my first time installing a car stereo). This was my second purchase from Crutchfield and their service, selection, and pricing is unbeatable! I'll be a lifelong customer.

    Pros: Great features, excellent phone integration, easy to use, and dramatic improvement in sound quality over factory unit. The hard case that was included for the removeable faceplate was a nice bonus that I wasn't expecting. I like that I can adjust the display to match any color, so that I can match the blue lights on the rest of my dash.


    Poor iPhone interface

    Anonymous from Oshkosh, WI on 7/10/2012

    This unit has lots of features but works poorly with the iPhone. When you plug it in it silences the unit and then waits for you to select the audio source. You have to cycle through bt then aux then tuner to finally get USB. Oh and don't forget to select Pandora on the iPhone too. All my other docks at least make a guess that you want to play the iPhone. And as for pandora, well the Informative iphone pandora screen is cleared and replaced with a JVC banner and now you get limited information (got to select that too) and harder pandora navigation. All this messing around is hard to do when your driving hense 2 stars.

    Pros: Lots of features and blue tooth. Good price. Like 2 USB ports.

    Cons: Poor iPhone integration and poor pandora integration.

    Great Value

    Zig from Fresno, CA on 7/10/2012

    1996 Saturn SL1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this primarily for the bluetooth feature. I'm very satisfied with how it works. The only thing that would make this a better buy would be an internal memory.

    Pros: Paring and connecting fast and easy. No complaints from callers. Nice and clear - and my hearing is not that good.

    Cons: Can't think of any right now.

    Very Nice

    Bill from PA on 6/19/2012

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really impressed with the sound this unit produces. Has all the features that I was looking for plus the bluetooth. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

    Pros: Cost, features and sound quality. I especially like the powered USB Ports so that it charges my Ipod while i am listening.

    Cons: The only con I have is that the seek button for the radio is really small. Plus the auto setting for the clock makes it an hour slow for my time zone. Turned this feature off and manually set the clock and it works fine.

    JVC Did it again! Thanks Crutchfield

    JasonH from Columbus,OH on 6/8/2012

    2003 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value,Great sound

    Pros: Bluetooth,Color changing face, great sound and easy to install

    Cons: 2nd usb wire is arkward to mount and it does not come with any hardware to mount.

    Great product for the money

    Brett from Northwest, Missouri on 6/7/2012

    2002 Dodge Ram 3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like that this has 3 sets of preamp outputs like many higher priced cd players. Very easy to install but my brother-in-law didn't want to utilize the bluetooth so I can't speak for it. Easy to learn to use and adjustability options galore!

    Pros: Very neat features and ability to control a lot of key sound things in a cheaper price point.

    Cons: Can't turn volume over 30 which is kinda quiet.

    Very Happy

    Craig F from Sarasota, FL. on 6/7/2012

    2003 Volvo V70
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Has everything I was looking for. iPhone hookup for phone, Pandora, GPS and more.

    Pros: Quality build, easy install, good sound and adjustments, compatibility with iPhone, iPad and iPod. Phone integration with quality sound

    Cons: None so far


    LARS from Albuquerque on 6/6/2012

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

    Product was easy to install and is working great. Love the blue tooth feature.



    Awesome Stereo

    Adam I from Texas on 5/31/2012

    2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    JVC did it again with this incredible stereo. It looks great and sounds even better. I stand behind JVC 100% and replaced a JVC tape deck that I installed over 15 years ago with this unit. The features are amazing. Wish it had HD radio, but you have to pay more for this feature. And to be honest HD radio is overkill considering I have a 16GB thumb drive in the unit 24/7 and it's loaded with music to play for months. Bang for the buck, this is the best unit hands down! And of course, Crutchfield is always amazing. Fast shipping, professional packing, and they have earned my business for eternity. Get this bad boy and you won't be disappointed!

    Pros: Features Looks Sound Easy Installation JVC = Quality

    Cons: No HD tuner, but is it necessary???

    Good bang for buck - on paper

    Shaahin from Milwaukee, WI on 5/31/2012

    2012 Honda Fit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's not a bad head unit especially considering it's long list of features. Also, I noticed a lot of improvement in sound quality compared to my stock head unit so no complaints there. However I had a bunch of issues with it: - Reading from USB is unstable... sometimes it just stops in the middle of the songs or when going to the next track, prompting "not supported", the only remedy for which would be taking out the USB device and back in. I tried two different USB drives and results were the same. There may be an issue with my particular device since I didn't see anyone else having this problem. - It takes like 10-12 seconds when you insert the USB device before it starts playing. On my stock head unit, it took 2-3 seconds. - This is rather subjective but I didn't like the LCD display and the corny display of characters. - I've seen a few other head units and when it comes to working with controls this particular one is the least intuitive. I actually had to go through the manual for being able to access a few features - something I barely, if ever do.

    Pros: - Android/Pandora integration - Two USB ports - Fine, crisp sound quality

    Cons: - Very slow USB initialization - Unstable USB playback - Weird looking LCD display - Not intuitive controls

    Great product, great price, and Outstanding help.

    Bill aka Dad from Collierville, TN on 5/17/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was my first attempt, ever, at personally replacing a radio in a vehicle. At 71+, with a desire to try bluetooth in my '03 Ranger, I talked with Eddie at Crutchfield (who I actually "Googled" just looking for product). I called about another brand/model, but after Eddie and I talked he assured me that past performance of the JVC KDR730BT and the included kit, harness and DIN tool and the ever available technical help, that I could accomplish the install and be more than satisfied with the choice. I admit, i called more than just a couple of times, but true to his comments the guys i talked with were more than helpfull (and patient with the "old" man) in getting everything connected and installed properly. Eddie was great in his knowledge of product and sales technique. He upgraded the sale in dollars but it was to my ultimate satisfaction. What he asured me of was, in fact, a fact.. All of the parts i needed were included, fit and worked to my desire. I think that it may do more than i anticipated. I'm still learning about new things.

    Pros: Great looks, quality and fit. Does much more that just play music.

    Cons: The wiring harness was overwhelming at first, but the ever available "techies" at Cruthfield certainly have it together and have the ability to explain it to even a novice. Once they explained it I had no problems proceeding..

    Best stereo (for the money) I have ever purchased!

    KenS from Springfield, Mo on 5/13/2012

    2001 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had this unit for a few weeks now and I think it is one of my best electronic purchases ever, especially for the price! I replaced the factory stereo in my BMW M3 with this unit and it has yet to fail me!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Cant think of any!

    Love It!

    Schardt12 from Davenport, IA on 5/12/2012

    1996 Pontiac Bonneville
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an amazing stereo. The bluetooth works great with my Galaxy Note (though with google music it doesn't display artist information). The price point for this stereo is great.

    Pros: Bluetooth. Long mic cable allows you to wire it almost anywhere in the car. So easy to use. This is way more user friendly compared to my old pioneer. In short best purchase ever. Great if you are looking for a basic stereo with a few nice features at a good price.

    Cons: The build quality feels a little cheap.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    MCA from San Angelo, TX on 5/10/2012

    1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this receiver to replace the old factory unit in my "97 Chevy Tahoe. I am very pleased with all of the features and amazing sound of this unit. My old truck is sounding great and it's really cool to be able to have new features such as the hands free phone and bluetooth music streaming in a '97 model vehicle. I located the microphone on the driver's side of the overhead console. I removed the console and the driver's side sun visor and fished the wires over the headliner to the hole for the sun visor and down the driver's side front column and then under the dash. Completely hidden. The unit was very easy to install with the supplied installation parts. I am very impressed with everything on the unit. This was a great improvement to my old truck. Previous improvements were replacing the factory speakers.

    Pros: Gave my old Chevy some great new features. Big improvement in sound and quality. The bluetooth music streaming and hands free talking are very nice.

    Cons: None.

    I'm happy

    Handsfree now from Arkansas on 4/27/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm sort of a high tech holdout, but wanted hands free phone in the car. The installation was straightforward, no hitches, and the Crutchfield kit and instructions really minimized headscratching time, which made the process pretty fast. I used heatshrink insulation tubing instead of tape (from Radioshack) over my solder joints on the harness, and don't anticipate any reliability problems with the installation. I didn't even have a bluetooth phone at the time, but bought an early generation bluetooth-capable Samsung flip phone on Ebay for $20, and the combo works perfectly. I mounted the microphone on top of the steering column just forward of the steering wheel, and I get favorable comments on sound quality when I talk. To be sure, people say it sounds a little echo-y and different from normal, but that it sounds better than most handsfree systems they've heard. That works for me. I use the USB in front for my Ipod, and even with stock speakers in the Sentra, the sound is just fine. I'm happy.



    Great value

    mohican9 from New Paltz, NY on 4/20/2012

    2008 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation took less than an hour, most of the time was matching the wires of the head unit to the harness adapter. The supplied instructions and mounting kit were perfect. The features of this JVC are great for the price, especially being able to pair 2 phones at once.

    Pros: Two phones at once, great interface with iPhone/iPad. Sounds great!

    Cons: Microphone is a bit weak, but very functional.


    Jack from Blairsville Ga on 4/16/2012

    2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio sounds great, Contacted Crutchfield support about subwoofer output and discovered there was an softwware update and they provided it same day and wow what a difference, really happy with the radio and crutchfield.

    Pros: cost, sound, display

    Cons: none

    Flakey iphone integration

    JRF from Seattle, WA on 4/15/2012

    2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit regularly gets confused when connected to an iPhone via USB, requiring fiddling and usually power-cycling the head unit to get things back working. Also, it never crossed my mind that a head unit would actually lack a play/pause button. How wrong I was! I'll certainly look through the manual more carefully before purchasing a replacement.

    Pros: Bluetooth works well

    Cons: Poor iPhone USB support, buttons lack tactile guides making it difficult to use without looking, no play/pause button!?

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Anonymous from fayetteville on 4/11/2012

    2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product will buy it again



    JVC KD-R730BT

    djp1099 from Reno,nv on 4/6/2012

    2002 GMC Sierra 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver was easy to install and I was very happy with it until I tried to play my ipod touch, first generation. The receiver recognized the ipod and showed the song to be playing, but there was no sound. tried an ipod nano and a ipod classic which worked just fine. I did a restore on my ipod touch with itunes, but still had the same problem. I contacted JVC who said there was nothing they could do about it. I contacted Crutchfield who was not able to fix the problem and exchanged a different brand with the same features for me

    Pros: easy install, sounds great, nice features. Crutchfield took care of the problem without any hassles by exchanging the unit for me.

    Cons: Will not play 1st gen iPod Touch

    JVC KD-R730BT

    KennyDW from Memphis, TN on 4/4/2012

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

    I am VERY satisfied with this unit. Sounds great and has all the features I needed. BT works great and the phone quality is great also. An awesome value for the money! Free installation items great also. Install took less than an hour! I'll be back, Cutchfield!

    Pros: Handsfree calling, quality, sound and excellent price

    Cons: none really for me!


    Js from Mcallen,Tx on 4/2/2012

    1988 Chevrolet Astro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought stereo so my son could connect the iPad via the auxiliary connection. Not necessary!! Connected the audio via Bluetooth!! Awesome! Connected my android and can listen to pandora via Bluetooth also. I love it.

    Pros: Bluetooth and other features

    Cons: Needing to fiddle with the small buttons

    Great for Android users

    Anonymous from Grand Rapids, MI on 4/2/2012

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

    I put this deck in a friend's '03 Focus so she could stream from her Android phone in the car. The Bluetooth streaming is such a huge improvement over the FM transmitter she was using, it's a must if you use your phone for music. Sound quality improved greatly even on factory speakers. Great value and an really easy install. It took about two hours to install the deck, hands free kit, and get everything set up. She loves it, lots of cool and usable features.



    Nice stereo

    SDriver from Helena, MT on 3/28/2012

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stereo is great, has a lot of cool and useable features, the Bluetooth works great and the mic seems to sound good. Love the ability to plug a USB thumb drive into it and you can also stream music via the Bluetooth. The only thing I would improve is the navigating through the different settings. Overall this is a great stereo at a great price.

    Pros: Bluetooth, front USB and Aux input and the ability to stream via the Bluetooth

    Cons: navigating through the settings is difficult

    Does the trick

    Omar from Daytona Beach, FL on 3/21/2012

    1996 BMW 328I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    BT works well enough. Some quirks, not perfect. Mic sound quality is not what I had hoped for. When BT initially connects to iPhone, there is no way to get music to start playing without starting from phone.



    JVc KD R 730 BT

    wayne from bryant ar on 3/19/2012

    2007 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Pleases with the radio, and ease of installation. I haven't put a radio in a car in years, but with the instructions and wiring harness, install went quickly, and looks like it 'belongs' there. Blue tooth works great with added mike, conversations sound good.



    Good unit

    Anonymous from San Jacinto,Ca on 3/18/2012

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good unit. Well build and works good.

    Pros: Bluetooth woorks good. Easy to sink with iPhone 4s.

    Cons: Non

    JVC KD-R730BT

    JB from California on 3/10/2012

    2002 Ford Taurus SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is pure garbage! I first bought this unit 2 weeks ago and the sub pre amp never worked. i spent hours troubleshooting my setup including the sub, wiring, amp and exec. not to mention the time on the phone with crutchfield support. crutchfield determined that the unit was defective. Yesterday my replacement unit arrived and today i went to install it. SAME ISSUE! the replacement unit's sub out did not work. Just to make sure it was not my wiring and amp again I connected an older clarion unit and every worked perfect! So this proves 2 dead units. This experience has pretty much turned me off on JVC.

    Pros: Unit looks great. other than the pre amps not working, everyting else is nice

    Cons: pre amp issues. maybe a faulty batch? small remote and weird remote volume placement. i am now on my 3rd unit and my buddy is on his second.... not too good.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Anonymous from Mount Dora fl on 3/7/2012

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

    Great radio for the price easy to install and use



    Good clear sound poor eject mechanism

    John from MN on 3/6/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My numer one pet peave with car stereo cd players is a cd not ejecting and having to dig it out. This deck did it from day 1 i was so mad sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt, its almost a cross your fingers game everytime you push the eject button. Anyways on to the good the bluetooth is sweet never thought i would like it but actually do for its ease of use. Sound quality and adjustments are amazing and are nice to have, also very nice to have presets for the radio unlike the HD Radio style that is the same price

    Pros: Adjustment of sound clarity and display options very nice

    Cons: cd eject mechanism is acting like junk brand new out the box maybe it will get better/ works best with a disc that has alot of graphics, not smooth like a burned cd

    Unbelievable what you get for the price! WOW!

    LiquidFire from Raleigh, NC on 3/6/2012

    1996 Land Rover Discovery
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been shopping from Crutchfield since the late 80s and as far as I'm concerned if you are buying car audio equipment and you want to install it yourself this is THE place to buy from. Period. I used to be an MECP certified installer (many many moons ago....) and as a former pro I recognized the VALUE of the accessories (exact fit harnesses, brackets etc) and VERY DETAILED VEHICLE SPECIFIC instruction sheets that save you time, $$$, and keep you from damaging your vehicle. In fact the more complex vehicles become the more you need good advice and the right install gear!!! Basically I was looking for a simple CD receiver to replace the broken factory unit in my old, but still alive '96 Land Rover. Now it's been a few years (10+) since I've really looked at the aftermarket and boy was I surprised how much they pack in these suckers! For my application I had to use the PAC audio matcher but as always all other acc's were included. The install was fairly straightforward, had one question about whether I need to power the PAC was answered quickly (2 min hold) and I had everything working in about 2 hours. Now the only compliant I have is that PAC box is huge and a real pain to stuff into the dash. I spent a lot of time arranging wiring and really digging trough my dash with a flashlight until I finally found a place to "stuff it". Well lets just say that I will NEVER remove the unit!

    Pros: Great sound, Cool Illumination, 20x4 RMS, does more than expected, WORKS WITH ANDROID the swipe app is great!

    Cons: The god awful PAC adapter! You would think in 2012 they could make that cheesy thing smaller (Not JVC's fault, just a problem for my '96 Disco) It's gonna take me some time to figure out all the things it can do.


    Old School from Seattle, WA on 2/27/2012

    2007 Mazda 5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does it all. Sounds good, and looks great with the two tone color choices (buttons and display) Menu is easy once you get used to it. Volume knob has good push feel, but alittle light on the rotation click feel. Has adjustability on most every feature. Radio reception is decent, and manual to auto search is easy to switch. Bought mainly for

    Pros: "Alot" of color choices. Pairs up to 5 Bluetooth devices. Many adjustments for upgrades such as SWs. External USB input on front and rear cable.. Long microphone cable for bluetooth phone system. Quick EQ button, instead of buried in menu. AWSC recognized.

    Cons: Bluetooth with itouch is slow reconnecting when starting car. Have to push play button to restart. Bluetooth favors my cellphone over the itouch with music.. I can shut off car playing from itouch, but upon restart, it will start playing media on phone. Have to go into menu to switch, or turn off cellphone bluetooth. Only one band of 6 FM presets.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    NateMan from North Port Florida on 2/25/2012

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A great value loaded with many usable features. I recommend this unit to anyone looking for under $200.


    Cons: Low resolution display and control

    JVC KD-R730BT - Sweet!

    jelley from Birmingham AL on 2/20/2012

    I wanted to replace my stock stereo system in my 2006 Toyota Solara with a more modern system that included Bluetooth for hands free calling and streaming audio. This system did the trick! Works great with my Android HTC Evo 4G! Streaming and call quality are awesome. I was using a cheap Bluetooth FM transmitter before, but there is no comparison with the sound quality and ease of use. I must admit, I was a bit reluctant to order from Crutchfield at first. I had always heard they were a bit more expensive. After researching on the web, I figured out that I could get this unit cheaper elsewhere (it was not much cheaper maybe $10) but they did not include installation stuff. In my case, the vehicle specific mounting kit was required and the wiring harness made it easier. Also, I did not know what the MasterSheet instructions were (and doubted that they were worth 9.99). I expected a generic "Toyota" stereo install document... I could not have been more wrong. Instructions (with detailed pictures of my exact car model) showing how to remove every trim part to access not only the head unit, but also all speakers. I am not a professional installer, but have installed a few stereos and speakers in the past with mixed results. Thanks to Crutchfield, this is the most professional looking job I have ever done. I still have a bit of wiring to hide and interior panels to button up, but it was awesome to give my wife a call today when riding down the road. Replacing speakers next!

    Pros: Bluetooth works great!


    works perfect

    tim s. from oregon on 2/11/2012

    2000 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for the bluetooth. It works great with my samsung galaxy tab now i have my whole music collection in my truck



    JVC KD-R730BT

    Jsiphoneguy from Michigan on 2/11/2012

    1999 GMC Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit for the ability to stream music from my android phone via Bluetooth. It is a little difficult to pair the phone with the stereo, and sometimes it takes a long time to do it automatically. then if you shut the vehicle off you have to go through the process again.. However it sounds great and with the adjustable LED colors, it wow's my teenage kids.

    Pros: Streams Bluetooth

    Cons: Preprogrammed EQ settings aren't that great.

    JVC KDR730BT Rocks!

    Demon Ted from Salt Lake City, Utah on 2/11/2012

    1999 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love my new JVC KDR730BT. I installed it very late in the evening, after dark , because of having to work late all week. (I connected the harness adapter to the headset harness while watching TV). I had no problems installing it, even in the dark with just the dome light on. When i powered it on, everything worked as it should. The double multi-color display is awesome! The Bluetooth connected to my android phone without a hitch. The radio station reception was clear and the sound was excellent. Steaming MP3s and Pandora from my phone was sounded like the band was in my vehicle with me. I really liked having a wired mic. I mounted it up on the top of the windshield pillar where it meets the headliner so i could be heard easily. I made a call to my wife to let here know the stereo was installed and i was only still out in the driveway playing with all the new features of this cool new toy! We could hear each other just fine. The android App for JVC works well to let me control the stereo with gestures (while driving and not looking away from the road). The included wireless remote works perfectly as well. With the install supplies included for free by Crutchfield, I was able to install the stereo very easily without a single trip to the store for parts. The JVC KDR730BT is an awesome stereo! I Recommend It To Everyone!

    Pros: See my review - it is full of Pros!

    Cons: None that i have found.

    great value and full of features

    Greg from Chesapeake, Va on 2/11/2012

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

    This unit has everything I was looking for. I have a Sony unit with bluetooth in my truck but the microphone in the faceplate picks up a lot of road noise. This JVC unit includes a wired remote microphone that i ran up next to the driver's visor. The sound is great, and the phone is very easy to operate. Music sounds great as well. I listen to all music sources, but find the front USB connection to be my favorite. I don't have a smart phone or ipod (yet), but plugging a thumb drive full of tunes into the front of the unit provides great sound quality. I also listen to AM and FM radio and the sound is superb. Don't like the colors of the front of your current stereo? This unit has the ability to customize the colors in multiple ways, but I was happy just being able to match the console colors of everything else on the dash. There are numerous features I have not even tried yet, but and extremely pleased with all I have mastered so far!

    Pros: Bluetooth phone with remote mic sound quality ability to change colors

    Cons: includes a very small remote. Don't really need it with steering wheel controls, but the remote is going to get lost, i know it.

    JVC KD-R730BT

    Anonymous from Port Hueneme, CA on 2/10/2012

    2006 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit has alot of features, and I haven't had the time to completely learn them all.

    Pros: Bluetooth sync. Pandora from my Android. Cool display color choices.

    Cons: The many features are complicated to set-up.

    no need for cds!

    Marc G. from Waterville, ME on 2/10/2012

    2005 MINI Cooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit fits everthing i needed. Streaming bluetooth with my android works awesome. I can use my built in music player or Pandora and the remote changes the songs on my phone. The only complaint is the function of the phone for talking. Jvc did not make it super easy to operate while driving. There should have been a voice activated button in my opinion. Also people say i sound like im far off in the distance while talking.

    Pros: The multi color display matched Mini Coopers orange red lights so it looks like a factory unit

    Cons: Use of hands free phone isnt easy, instal takes a while due to all of the extra wires (but worth the outcome).

    Great Deal!!!

    MichaelK from Lubbock, Tx on 2/9/2012

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For a head unit in this price range it has great sound and excellent features. The BT function works very well and easy to set up. Worth every penny even is Crutchfield didn't throw in all the free goodies...two thumbs up!!



    great stereo great seller

    jeff b from la on 2/9/2012

    This thing is great bought it for my wife's b15 sentra. Siri commands work with the mic and head unit, colors and dimmer settings are great you can set it to match the colors in your car and its not gaudy bright. Works with pandora and my c-span app. Crutchfield people are super helpful as well. Great buy for the stereo with install gear included. I have a 5.0 with a tapedeck still and actually like driving my wifes sentra cuz of the stereo.

    Pros: everything

    Cons: display could have more characters but hey, it works


    Jennifer from Grand Rapids, MI on 1/27/2012

    This is an awesome head unit. I purchased it to replace a cheaper off brand unit and the sound quality is very good. I have used the BT-Phone and with the included remote mounted microphone the calls are crystal clear for each party. The custom color settings are great, and that fact that you can set it to a different color for night driving is seriously cool (changes when the headlights come on). I know that the description says that you can use a USB Hub for charging, but it works for function as well. I have the BT in one location, A flash drive in another, and use a third for my phone charger. This works great for me and is a great feature. Also the BT remote function of my EVO is great, I can change songs with my phone. The only thing to remember about this is that you are changing songs from the Flash/CD not the phone. If you are listening to music on the phone it is way easier to just use the phone. The install was very easy and looks great with the free install goodies from Crutchfield. With all of the fun stuff I did during the install (soldered & shrink wrapped all of the wires, mounted my USB Hub in a hidden yet accessible place, mounted the microphone, set up all of the colors, audio, ect.) install took about 2.5 hours. I think the head unit is a step in the right direction. I know that I will never use the CD player, but units that have multiple options such as a USB Hub, BT, or AUX input are the wave of the future.

    Pros: USB Hub option, custom colors, BT, Android app to use phone as remote, Pandora controller, remote microphone, easy setup, easy install, did I mention the colors (mines pink and purple LOL). Great price and deal for a unit with these options and functionality.

    Cons: Really wish it had HD already installed, but way worth the price with all of the other options.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front/Opt.Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front/Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC + Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP + Pandora
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Included
    Satellite Radio Ready Sirius
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano7/Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/
    Touch Touch5/Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/To
    iPhone Phone5/Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Pandora App
    USB/Aux Inputs
    iPod/iPhone Control
    Remote Control
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KD-R730BT comes supplied with a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's rear-panel USB input, making the KD-R730BT Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified. The KD-R730BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming.

    Note: The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain plugged into the rear-panel USB port, or can also be installed in the head unit's front-panel USB port.

    Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, as well as wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth enabled portable music player using the JVC in-dash CD receiver. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ frequency band within a range of approximately 10 meters (about 33 feet).

    Bluetooth Profiles: The JVC KD-R730BT supports the following Bluetooth profiles:

    • HFP 1.5 (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing calls supported).
    • OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the head unit.
    • PBAP 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the head unit.
    • A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player to the head unit.
    • AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Basic music playback control of your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player from the head unit.

    Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital audio player must be paired with KD-R730BT before hands-free & wireless operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the JVC head unit. You can keep two phones connected at all times (only one can be used during a call).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC head unit. See JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KD-R730BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (front or all).

    External Microphone: The JVC KD-R730BT includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth).

    Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

    Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash (Ring Color), and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the KD-R730BT's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call. You can adjust the head unit's ring color from the unit's 29 preset colors or 30,000 custom colors.

    Dialing A Number: Using the KD-R730BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
    • Speed Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KD-R730BT. If you phonebook contains a lot of contact numbers, you fast search (+/-10, 100, or 1000) through the phonebook by using the unit's control dial. You can also do an A-Z search to scroll the downloaded phonebook. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long.
    • Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
    • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone. 

    Private/Hands-Free Mode: During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. 

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-R730BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KD-R730BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Song and Album title. The KD-R730BT also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,, Rhapsody, & Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Pandora App

    Pandora Internet Radio Control: The JVC KD-R730BT CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. While providing control over the Pandora music service, the KD-R730BT also displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list; you can sort the station list by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Pandora App for iPhone: The JVC KD-R730BT lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to  your connected Apple iPhone, via the USB/iPod connector cable (included with your iPhone). To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from the 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.

    Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The JVC KD-R730BT also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account.

    USB/Aux Inputs

    Dual USB Ports: The JVC KD-R730BT features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) and a rear-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (attached to a 45" pigtail) for connection of USB mass-storage class devices (such as a USB thumbdrive or digital audio player). The USB ports enable audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. Both of the USB terminals can be connected to USB devices at the same time. USB portable audio players 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. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    Note: The rear-panel USB port comes with the KS-UBT1 Bluetooth adapter installed. The this Bluetooth adapter must remain installed for Bluetooth functionality. It can be removed to allow connection of a second USB (MSC) device.

    Playable Files: The JVC KD-R730BT supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device. The USB device must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The CD receiver can support up to a total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 filer per folder).

    File Type File Extension Bit Rate Sampling Frequency Tags
    MP3 .mp3 8-320 kbps 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4)
    WMA .wma 5-320 kbps 8-48 kHz WMA tag
    WAV .wav 705 or 1411 kbps 44.1 kHz N/A

    ID3/WMA Tags: The unit also supports ID3 and WMA tags for display of album and artist information. The unit can display up to 128 characters.

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

    Quick Search: You can search for your MP3, WMA, or WAV music tracks alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).

    Playback Modes: In addition to Normal playback, you can select from 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 USD device at random), Off (cancels random function)

    USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected USB mass storage class device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. 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.

    Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (469JVCRCA or 257KSU58, both sold separately) may be used to provide an additional auxiliary audio input on this unit. This feature allows you to connect a portable audio player, such as a portable MP3 player, to this unit as an additional audio source. The adapter connects to the proprietary J-port on the rear-chassis of the head unit.

    iPod/iPhone Control

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KD-R730BT's front-panel or rear-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. An additional iPod cable is available (469USBPOD, sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit.

    iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 98dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audiobooks. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, you can search for your iPod's music alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The KD-R730BT also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
    • iPod: You can choose to navigate your iPod or iPhone's stored music from its clickwheel or touchscreen, like you are accustomed to during normal usage.
    • External (App Mode): External Mode lets you enjoy audio content from your downloaded music Apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,, Rhapsody, & Slacker streamed to your Apple iPhone, through the JVC KD-R730BT. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate and view your apps; the head unit will only display the clock and "EXT Mode".

    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod Display: The KD-R730BT will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, when in Head Unit and iPod mode (not in External mode), or listening to Pandora Internet Radio. The head unit can display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.

    Auto Drive Router App: Auto Drive Router is a free JVC app from iTunes for your iPhone (iOS 5.0 or later). This app can be controlled from the JVC KD-R730BT, when your iPhone is connected to the head unit's USB port. Auto Drive Router lets you record your traveled routes and store recorded data on your iPhone, using Google Maps. E-mails with map data can also be sent quickly and easily from your iPhone, letting others know where you are or where you want to meet. You can start and stop when Auto Driver Router records your routes using the in-dash CD receiver's controls. You can also send an email template to your predetermined contacts directly from the receiver's controls. You can do all this while still listening to stored music or streamed music from your iPhone on the JVC KD-R730BT.

    • Drive Data: This function allows you to record routes and store them as data in your iPhone, enabling you to easily retrieve data just by selecting a route from the Saved Route List. When data is called up on your iPhone, the route being taken will be shown as a single line on the map in different colors to indicate how fast you were traveling. It is also possible to zoom in and out of maps on your iPhone, as well as see the speed and altitude of routes in a graph format on the iPhone's touchscreen. By connecting an iPhone with this app installed to the KD-R730BT, you can record routes via the control knobs and buttons of the in-dash head unit.
    • Here I AM: When you select the "Here I Am" function on the Auto Drive Router app, a flag showing "Here I Am?" will appear on the on-screen Google Map of your iPhone to indicate your current location. And by using a default template, an e-mail will also be created instantaneously for delivery of the map to multiple recipients. The flag can also be placed in different locations on the on-screen map of the iPhone with the "Here I Am" function being used to e-mail changes in meeting spots. When your iPhone is connected to the JVC CD receiver, your email templates can be selected and sent directly from the head unit.
    Note: The JVC head unit must be set to External/App mode. All visual navigation will be displayed on your connected iPhone (not the JVC head unit). You can only control a specific number of functions from the JVC head unit. Not compatible with iPad or other iPod models.

    iPod 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. 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-R730BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/25/2012):

    iPod Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora app Auto Drive Router Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod App mode Artist/Song Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    4th N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    4th 6.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    5th 6.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
    2 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
    3 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
    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.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-R730BT 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).

    Smart Remote App for Android: JVC's Smart Remote App lets you view the current status and perform simple gesture control of the JVC head unit from your Android smartphone. The Smart Remote App uses Bluetooth to communicate between your Android smartphone and the JVC car receiver. The JVC head unit will auto connect to the Smart Remote App when your Smartphone is in range. The Smart Remote App is specifically designed for easy gesture control operation while driving, so driver and passenger can access information with ease from the Android Smartphone. With the Smart Remote App, passenger and driver can check current playing song details or other car stereo information.

    • Information Display: The JVC Smart Report App will display Song information such as Song title, Artist name, and Album label from a connected USB mass storage class device on your Android Smartphone. It also displays AM/FM station frequency # and name. In addition, it provides source, EQ, and playback mode indicator icons.
    • Gesture Control Operation: The JVC Smart Report App lets you use finger gesture commands on your Android smartphone to control the playback of the JVC head unit. This type of gesture control is designed to operate the JVC head unit from your smartphone without having to look at your smartphone. Gesture control operations include Finger tap, Finger hold, Finger click, Finger swipe (right/left/up/down), and Finger curve (right/left/up/down).

    Note: The free JVC Smart Remote App can be downloaded from the Android Market onto your compatible Android smartphone. requires that your Android smartphone have Android OS 2.1, 2.2, or 2.3 installed; as well as Bluetooth SPP support.

    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.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R730BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

    RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    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.

    Radio Timer: You can 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 Filter: You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

    Mono: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

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

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:

    • SIRIUS: The JVC KD-R730BT is compatible with the SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play Dock.
      • SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item # 607SCC1) and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item # 105KSRA100) - package # 700SIRJVC1, sold separately.
      • SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable Sirius radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item # 105KSRA100) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item # 607SCVDOC1) - package # 700JVCSIRP, sold separately.
    • XM: A portable XM satellite radio tuner can be connected to the head unit's auxiliary input.
    Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

    Disc 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.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-R730BT can play MP3 (5-320 kbps)/WMA (5-320 kbps) music files that have been recorded on CD-R/CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. The CD receiver can support up to a total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 filer per folder).  The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3 or WMA files.

    Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD, so you can easily access your music. The Track/Folder List will also display the list of track titles on a CD Text disc.

    Quick Search: You can search for your MP3, WMA, or WAV music tracks alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).

    Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-R730BT offers the following Repeat and Random playback modes for your audio CDs.

    • 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)

    Disc Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc). Next time you select CD for the playback source, the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    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 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.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-R730BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-R730BT 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.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KD-R730BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). 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 KD-R730BT are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-R730BT 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.

    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.

    Pro EQ: The KD-R730BT is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows 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

    Source Link EQ: This feature allows you to store Pro EQ bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).

    Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can turn this feature on or off.

    2.5V/6CH Preamp Output: The KD-R730BT is equipped with three pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front & rear preamp outputs offer balance/fade control and are designed to hookup to a full-range 4-channel amplifier. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and designed to hookup to a mono-block subwoofer amplifier.

    Subwoofer Controls: The JVC KD-R730BT offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Crossover: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Crossover for subwoofer preamp output. You can select from 55 Hz, 85 Hz, 120 Hz, or off.
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (0-8) from the CD receiver.

    High-Pass Crossover: When activate the subwoofer preamp output's low pass crossover, you can also activate a high-pass filter (fixed at low-pass filter frequency) for the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers.

    Key-Touch Tone: 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-R730BT features a detachable face to deter theft. A hard-plastic face-case is provided. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Variable Color LCD & Key Illumination: The JVC KD-R730BT features 29 color presets for the LCD and button illumination. You can choose one of these color presets or select the ColorFlow mode which scrolls through all 29 color presets. Additionally, there is a User preset, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31; resulting in approximately 30,000 custom color options. The chosen color preset or custom color can be applied to the display panel and the backlighting for all the buttons except the eject button (it remains red). You can choose to use the same color for the LCD display and button illumination, or use a separate color for each one. You can also select a different color for daytime and nighttime in regards to the unit's LCD and button illumination.

    Brightness: The unit offers an adjustable display and button illumination brightness level (0-31) for day and nighttime driving.

    Display/Button Illumination Dimmer: The display/button illumination dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display/button illumination is always dimmed), or Auto (display dims when 12-volts is applied to the orange/white illumination lead).

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