2004 Jeep Wrangler
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Item # 105KDR780B | MFR # KD-R780BT
JVC's KD-R780BT has everything the music-loving smartphone user could want in a reasonably priced CD receiver. You don't have to break the bank to get features like built-in Bluetooth with dual-phone connectivity, a remote control app, a 13-band EQ, digital time alignment, and 24-bit FLAC playback. Plus, you can pair up to ten Bluetooth devices to this receiver, and it automatically connects to the device that's closest.
Enjoy all your music with built-in Bluetooth connectivity and more.
If you love music, you're really going to love this receiver. You can tune in to AM/FM radio, pop in a CD, or plug a portable music player into the front aux input. You can also plug many Android™ smartphone into the front-panel USB port, and control your music while you charge your phone.
The KD-R780BT will pair with your Bluetooth-equipped phone automatically. When you're sharing the ride, this JVC enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling and audio streaming. If you don't want to tie up your phone, many portable high-res players also offer Bluetooth, so they're perfect for wirelessly streaming your tunes.
JVC's free "Remote" app gives you control over your receiver directly from your smartphone. You can scroll through your music, select tracks, change sources, and see artist and song information right on your phone, which is tons easier than waiting for the info to scroll across the radio's display.
In addition to discs, the KD-R780BT plays MP3, WAV, WMA, and 24-bit FLAC files, so your entire music collection can come along for the ride. Any file format will sound better with JVC's K2 technology, which spruces up the sound of overly compressed digital music with some clever processing. Once the music's going, you can tune your tunes to perfection with the 13-band graphic equalizer and use digital time alignment to make sure all the sounds get to your ears at the same time.
In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
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.
Smartphone note: If you're going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Works just like its supposed to
Average Customer Review(s):
Works just like its supposed to
Put radio in brother in law's car. He is very happy with the product. This was the first radio I ever installed. It didn't take long to install
Absolutely love this radio best one I've ever owned made my factory speakers sound like top-notch aftermarket speakers , everything works great Bluetooth connection very easy would definitely buy again
Cons: An extra set of preamp out would be nice but I really can't complain love this radio
This was an exchange product for a Dual KD80BT receiver (which I thought had everything I wanted). With the help of Crutchfield they sorted out my issues bc I wanted to use my existing factory sub. The dual also wasn't dimmable and too bright at night. I found out THIS reciever had everything I wanted. Simple harness adapter and simple interface. 5 of 5 thanks!
Seems to be a good product. Second JVC car stereo I've had. Lots of available settings and adjustments, some beyond my knowledge and experience level. I like that you can adjust the brightness of the different areas of the display. The only thing I have found that I don't really like is that the big knob has kind of a cheap feel to it.
Fantastic sound, powerful FM reception, sound tailoring equalization, great Bluetooth phone except for placing the mic in my vehicle. I recommend this product to anyone who wants great sound on a budget.
The sound of this unit is great and to pair it to a smartphone(iphone) it is very easy and straightforward. The display is very easy to the eye.
Easy to install a lot of bang for the buck happy to have my steering wheel controls work again
Pros: Overall it has a lot of features for the money
Great product, works very well. Only issues were less than clear installation instructions as well as it interfering with other Bluetooth connections on occasion. Not sure if this is this products issue only though. Would definitely recommend purchasing!
Great receiver, Bluetooth is super easy to pair and the mic is great! Menus take a little getting use to but overall a lot of options for a receiver at this price point. I do have to say I am returning this receiver for a very similar model that actually has more pre amp outputs. This one only has one pair of outputs not much room for expanding.
Cons: only one pair of outputs
This is the fourth JVC stereo that I have bought for my various cars. Very easy to use the only downfall is I cannot get the clock to stay on the screen and in my 94 Pontiac Firebird I do not have another clock. But it keeps putting an EQ where the clock is other than that the radio works perfect
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Key Button Color||Red|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||8.2 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-R780BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
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 KD-R780BT. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.
Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit, with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio device connected at one time, making it easier to switch between devices. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KD-R780BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the KD-R780BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the KD-R780BT 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. 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-R780BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the JVC KD-R780BT for playback.
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.
Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The JVC KD-R780BT's front-panel USB port lets you connect your AOA 2.0 compatible Android smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. Click here for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.
Note: JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.
USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your Android smartphone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.
Internet Radio Apps (for Android): The JVC KD-R780BT allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KD-R780BT. Your Android smartphone device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.
Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your Android smartphone to connect to the Internet.
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R780BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.
USB Mass Storage Devices: The JVC KD-R780BT features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices, like USB thumbdrives or portable digital music players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.
Note: Not compatible with USB hubs or card-readers.
Compatible Music Files: The JVC KD-R780BT supports the following types of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.
|Media Type||CD (-R/RW)||USB (MSC)|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types||MP3:
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WAV: bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
FLAC: bit depth of 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)|
|Tags||ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA, & FLAC tags|
Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KD-R780BT offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-R780BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-R780BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KD-R780BT are as follows:
Amp Gain: When you are using the KD-R780BT 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 25 (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 35.
4V/2CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KD-R780BT is equipped with one pair of 4V preamp outputs (Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When set for subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading and offer an independent level control (-50 to +10).
Crossover Network: The JVC KD-R780BT lets you choose between a 2-way or 3-way crossover network for your car audio application.
Equalizer: The JVC KD-R780BT is equipped with 8 EQ presets, an Easy EQ (3-band), a Pro EQ (13-band), and a Vol Link EQ. Choose the one that best fits your type of music listening.
K2 Technology: K2 is a JVC original technology that reproduces the original master sound by expanding the bit rate and frequency range. K2 is compatible with all sources including CD. For example, K2 will expand the digital data of the audio CD recorded at 44.1kHz/16 bit to 48 kHz/24 bit, and recreate the high-frequency range above 20kHz that is cut during the CD formatting.
Time Alignment: By selecting the speaker type and the distance to the center of the listening position, the head unit will automatically adjust the timing of the sound output from each of the speakers so that the sound from each of the speakers will arrive exactly at the same time to the listening position.
Sound Effects: The KD-R780BT offers adjustable Sound Effects to provide a better listening experience inside your vehicle.
Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output.
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 -15 to +6.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face: The JVC KD-R780BT features a detachable face to deter theft. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
2-Line LCD: The 2-line display provides more information for audio settings, song/artist/album info, and station identification. You can select between English or Spanish text. Adjustable brightness and dimmer settings are available for the LCD and button illumination.
Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).
Remote App (for Android): The JVC Remote App is an application for Android OS 4.4+ that controls the JVC receiver like a wireless remote control from your compatible Android device via Bluetooth. The JVC Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control.
IR Remote: The KD-R780BT comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote does not operate Bluetooth hands-free phone functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
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Had the features I was looking for with red display [ Mark Mar 27, 2017 ]
Space was limited and I liked the features of this product. [ Deborah Jan 31, 2017 ]
The specs, and reviews impressed me and past experience with JVC has been great. [ frank Jan 19, 2017 ]
Great looking stereo, previous model has great reviews! matches my truck [ David Jan 10, 2017 ]