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Our take on the JVC KD-X200

If you're ready to ditch that bulky album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, JVC's KD-X200 digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, along with plenty of connections for all your devices.

Join the digital revolution

If you're ready to ditch that bulky album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, JVC's KD-X200 digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, along with plenty of connections for all your devices.

Ready for iPods and iPhones

Plug your iPod® into the front USB port and enjoy complete control, not to mention faster charging. The KD-X200's built-in iPod controls let you access your playlists intuitively. If you're a Pandora® Internet Radio fan, you can connect your iPhone® and access basic controls like "play," "pause," "thumbs-up," and "thumbs-down" on the onscreen display. For added convenience, the 2-way control feature lets you pick your music using the receiver or the phone itself.

Android friendly

If you have a compatible Android phone, you can use your phone's touchscreen to control the action using finger swipes and gestures — for example, make an upside-down "V" to change the source. With your Android phone safely attached to a mount, you can reach down and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road. If you want to plug in a USB thumb drive and hit the road, you can put together a custom road mix using JVC Playlist Creator software on your Windows® PC. The KD-X200 will play MP3, WMA, and WAV files.

Do more with your USB connection

The powerful 1A USB port lets you keep a smartphone charged while it's performing many battery-draining tasks at once. And with your smartphone connected, you can listen to your phone's internal memory as one source and access the little microSD card as another.

Expand your system

If you're planning to build a complete car audio system sometime in the future, the KD-X200 includes rear 2.5-volt preamp outputs that you can switch over to subwoofer mode. You can also add Bluetooth® connectivity with an optional adapter. A front aux input lets you hook up other gear, like a Dock & Play satellite radio.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • detachable face with single-line display
    • USB 1A connection charges devices quicker
    • built-in iPod control, 2-way iPod/iPhone control
    • control PANDORA® from your iPhone
    • Android app for gesture control over playback
    • MP3/WMA/WAV compatible
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Separated Brightness control
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    • ready for Bluetooth (optional adapter required)
    • inputs: front USB 1A port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt rear/sub)
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • Digital media receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Warranty Sheet
    • Canadian Warranty Card
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)
    • Face-fixing screw note

    JVC KD-X200 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (104 Reviews)

    JVC KD-X200

    Jesus A from Odessa, TX on 2/17/2017

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

    Perfect for my daughters car.

    Pros: Customer support staff

    Cons: none

    love it!

    Anonymous from hobart, indiana on 6/9/2014

    1994 Mazda B Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice looking, easy to install, great sound, love the little remote.

    Pros: Inputs!

    Cons: Doesn't connect with droids.

    Love it for the Price can't beat it

    MatrixXRS from Phoenix, AZ on 6/3/2014

    2008 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works with iPhone 5/5s.... enough said.

    Pros: Picks up right where I left off when I plug my iPhone back in

    Cons: None

    JVC Stereo

    Nick g from Irving Texas on 6/3/2014

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

    I can't help but give this product 5 stars across the board. Not only did I get more than what I paid for, it was easy to install and is easy to use.

    Pros: Great upgrade from the basic stereo system I had. Easy to install and use.

    Cons: Did not come with wire crimps, but I made use of my electrical tape, so no harm no foul.

    Cool, but kind of weird

    drtaylor35 from Cashmere, WA on 6/1/2014

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

    The installation of the JVC-X200 was fairly simple and setting up my own preferences was easy enough. The sound quality is great and I appreciate having the choice between auxiliary and USB inputs. There are a few weird features of the unit, one being when an iPod is first plugged in. The unit displays, CANNOT PLAY, and will not display any information, but does play music. Weird. Also, if the unit is in shuffle mode, the tag for the songs will not change and will only display the name of the first song shuffled. Other than that, great unit.

    Pros: price sound quality versatility

    Cons: weird features mostly plastic

    JVC media player

    D from Portland oregon on 5/31/2014

    1998 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great, simple upgrade from factory stereo. Get a media player and toss the old CDs.



    replacement radio

    gmd. from florida usa on 5/30/2014

    1998 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the price was great, the install was too easy, the face plate and harness kit made this as close to a drop in install as possiable, looks great in the vehicle, sound great and it plays all my tunes from my Ihone , who could ask for more!

    Pros: price, ease of install, sound, apperaience


    JVC KD-X200

    Mitul from Alpharetta, GA on 5/21/2014

    1996 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, easy to install

    Pros: Fits the car perfectly


    Love at first sound

    Jay Rodriguez from Beech Grove, IN on 5/16/2014

    1995 Jaguar XJ6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I fell head over heels in love with this item as soon as I opened to package and saw it. I went straight to installing it which with the wiring diagram was very simple to do. It took no more than 30 minutes to finish and sounded amazing after some tweaking. I went to school the next day and friends crowded around my car to get a view of my new receiver and hear the difference of sound quality. I highly recommend this item and more over this website to all my friends.

    Pros: The pros of JVC KD-X2000 is that it chargers your apple device will playing music you can control the volume and playback with the remote without taking your hands off the wheel or being in the vehicle.

    Cons: The con to this product is once an apple device is plugged in you must press a button on the face in order to change iPod modes from ext(exterior mode),which only allows control of the volume and not playback, to head mode,which does allow control of volume and playback. It becomes tedious to have to remember to switch iPod modes.

    So easy, I thought I did something wrong

    FMA from Longview TX on 5/15/2014

    1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed the JVC KD X200 in a '99 Mercedes wagon I recently bought. Its original radio security code didn't unlock it and even if it did, I don't have any cassettes anymore and never carry CDs around. I wanted something like my son has in his Mitsubishi with an AUX port. I got a local quote of $217 to install a Pioneer head unit - providing the Bose amp and speakers were in good shape. This JVC cost me less than 75 bucks, including everything I needed to install it and detailed instructions. It took a little over an hour to install, looks like it belongs and sounds great through the Bose system. The USB port is a great bonus. I use it more than I do the AUX port. If you don't do the CD thing, this is fantastic stereo.

    Pros: Ease of installation, great sound, priced right for my budget

    Cons: Controls are an adjustment but not that hard to figure out.

    Great radio for the price

    Anonymous from Connersville on 4/29/2014

    1999 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good unit for the price. There are many ways to adjust the sound and the ability to hook up your phone or iPod eliminates the need for a cd player. The stereo provides plenty of power and makes your speakers loud and sound great.

    Pros: Easy to install, multiple sound adjustments, iPod compatible

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-X200

    Anonymous from flanders, nj on 4/28/2014

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

    i really like this stereo, it looks nice and is a great improvement over my stock radio which did not have and aux input or usb. i am able to turn the bass up more and adjust the sound quality to my liking.

    Pros: just about everything is great.

    Cons: when using pandora, it sometimes wont recognize my phone and pandora wont play.

    Great Little Head Unit

    Moe from Warner Robins, GA on 4/25/2014

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

    I bought this head unit to replace the stock radio in a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 Standard Cab. I'm no audiophile by any means, but in short, the factory head sounded like crap and this one sounds amazing (comparatively speaking). Installation was a breeze, as is usual with Crutchfield products. I mainly use the AUX input and listen to my iPods. I haven't really gotten into the weeds of this thing yet, but so far so good. For the price, you can't beat it.

    Pros: Low price, ease of installation, great quality sound.

    Cons: No CD player....but who still listens to CD's???

    Great deck for the price

    Coxx from Surprise AZ on 4/23/2014

    2005 Kia Sorento LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have this deck in two of my vehicles and so far I've been very happy with them. The user interface is user friendly and the controls are easy to navigate.

    Pros: User friendly

    Cons: Doesn't change color

    JVC KD-X200

    Terran from Johnsburg, IL on 4/1/2014

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

    Very happy with the product it was all to easy to do!




    Anonymous from Louisiana on 3/30/2014

    1995 Honda Del Sol
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good for the price couldn't be happier thanks guys

    Pros: Easy to install very good features

    Cons: None for me

    Perfect! Does exactly what I need.

    Kevan from Volcano, HI on 3/28/2014

    1986 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think this media play is great. At first I was continuously docking my iphone, which works perfectly. But because I was tired of dealing with the lightning cable I bought a low profile usb drive. It's a bummer that these sort of stereos don't play AAC files. It took several nights to convert a majority of my music to mp3 but now that its done all my music lives in my truck. I like that JVC organizes the folder list in alphabetical order, it makes it very convenient for searching. Most stock stereos with a usb reader will organize folders off a usb in the order they were written, which just doesn't make any sense. In any case, this is an excellent stereo for what it cost.

    Pros: I like that it reads the usb stick in alphabetical order. The sound is excellent. Because it's small and light weight my console seems more tight and sturdy not having to support the weight of a cd deck.

    Cons: I drive several different types of cars for work and 2 other personal cars. I've always found navigating all the different car stereo menus simple and intuitive. However, this stereo takes some getting used to. Some of the menu navigation orders don't make sense, so there's a learning curve. All the features are there tho.

    Nice simple unit

    Andrew T. from Seattle WA on 3/26/2014

    2008 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This thing is great. Sounds way better than the factory unit I had in my Mazda 3 and the install was quite simple.

    Pros: Good sound, affordable, simple interface.

    Cons: None.

    does everything well. doesn't work for some androids

    Anonymous from Los Altos, CA on 3/10/2014

    1998 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was easy to install. Pretty good sound. The biggest reason I got this was so I could plug in my moto x via USB but it only works with mass storage android devices. And I phones. So just beware of that before u get it. Although I just plugged it in with an aux and it works fine

    Pros: Easy to ibstall . good sound

    Cons: Doesn't play androids via usb

    Exactly what I wanted.

    PhillipB from Bedford,IN on 3/8/2014

    1989 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wanted a Media player for iPod and Mp3 with Cea20Wx4 RMS amp and this was perfect,not to mention the value at this pricepoint.Enough power to have to yell to hear each other in the,while still sounding good.

    Pros: You won't be let down with this stereo.

    Cons: None.


    Joel from KC on 3/5/2014

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The usb port is great. I only use it with a small flash drive.


    Cons: none

    An awesome product!

    TimT from LA, CA on 2/17/2014

    2000 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I remain impressed with this JVC unit. A lot of capability and value for a modest price. I wasn't a fan of the factory "demo mode" as default, but once I read the instructions.... very happy with this purchase!

    Pros: A lot of features for a modest price

    Cons: Default 'factory demo mode" just get rid of it immediately, and you will be pleased!

    JVC KD-X200

    William from California on 2/14/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The harnesses to connect the radio do not work or are the wrong kind. I spent over an hour with a Crutchfield tech trying to figure out why it would not work.

    Pros: I am guessing, if and when the right harness is found, it might be an excellent radio.

    Cons: Harness limited ability to connect and operate.

    What I needed!!

    John from Charleston, SC on 2/3/2014

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit is perfect for me, I use this to play my ipod and the sound quality is great!

    Pros: Sound and ease of use

    Cons: I have no complaints

    Great for the money

    AcevedoA from Las vegas nv on 1/20/2014

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

    Baught it looking for a good digital media reviever that would provide good rms watts for sound and iphone compatible for the right price and this one was it,plus the red lighting matched my cluster lighting

    Pros: Great deal for what it is and what it offers ,NO CD PLAYER! to push my aftermarket speakers ...a lot of tuning options to get the right sound

    Cons: Did not come with hardware and i didnt have a radio prior so i had to go out and look for screws to use it with my oem brakets(tacoma)


    bserrone from Raleigh NC on 12/29/2013

    1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great fit for my '98 Mercedes. It looks like it was made for the car and the sound is awesome!! I love that it has a usb input for my iPhone, and an mp3 input as well. I always take the long way to my destinations as there is ALWAYS a great tune to be heard.

    Pros: Crutchfield made it easy to install. Looks classy. Sound is great!

    Cons: No CD but no biggie if you don't need it.

    JVC KD-X200

    ART D from Dallas, TX on 12/28/2013

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

    Got this to replace a family members stock stereo in a 2002 Dodge Neon. Everything sounds much better than the stock head unit, features on this unit are pretty nice. I like the additional EQ controls and subwoofer output. I did order this from Crutchfield, and the only issue i came across was that the screws required to screw this onto the mounting adapter were not included.

    Pros: Works great and sounds MUCH better than the stock head unit.

    Cons: Screws to mount were not included.. Shame on you crutchfield.

    JVC KD-X200

    JAD110 from Severn, Md. on 12/22/2013

    2009 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A very nice radio for the price with impressive features and capabilities.

    Pros: Good price. Well built. Impressive features and capabilities for a radio in this price range.

    Cons: The mounting hardware was not included. Had to stop installation to make a run to the hardware store to get the correct metric screws.

    Good afordable stereo

    Cody R from Las vegas NV on 12/21/2013

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was very happy with the purchase i made. Great stereo for the price i paid!

    Pros: Usb connect

    Cons: No cd player

    No music through USB for Android

    Peanut Butter from Ohio on 12/21/2013

    2000 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The USB port doesn't work with Android devices with versions past Gingerbread. If you have a new Android device or are planning on upgrading, go with a Bluetooth enabled receiver, all of the features will work great and it will save you from a headache. When you plug in your device it searches for a USB Mass Storage Device. This means you won't be able to play Pandora or stream music from Youtube or google Play from your older Android. This is old technology that works great with flash drives, but not smartphones.

    Pros: Works great with iPhone Charges Androids

    Cons: Does not play music from newer android devices, JVC app is garbage


    Sam from Allentown PA on 12/21/2013

    2002 Mazda Protege5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is a very good upgrade from factory but still has some problems like resetting and leaves ipod mode and going to ext mode.

    Pros: value

    Cons: the usp ipod mode and pandora mode

    should have bought this sooner

    W Axl Rose from SoIll on 12/12/2013

    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Who needs a CD player. Great job of playing media. Aux in works excellent for cell phone pod casts.

    Pros: Cheep and functional.

    Cons: Not as fancy as my Sony I just put in my truck, but for the price you wouldn't expect it to be. MUCH BETTER THAN AN FM TRANSMITR.

    Awesome product and deal!

    Rick from Farmington, NY on 12/1/2013

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

    This stereo fit the bill perfectly! Including soldering every wire separately, the install took less then 1.5 hours, the soldering took 45 mins alone to tape off every joint all perfectionist like to the factory wire harness kit I also got from Crutchfield. After soldering, the whole in car install experience was just over 1/2 hour (very much "plug and play" like) and off I went with new stereo perfectly fitted! The features of the stereo was what was described and more! Melds with my iPhone IOS7 perfectly just as I wished.

    Pros: Great instructions, easy install, all the features I expected, awesome deal too!

    Cons: None noted.

    Great for the price

    Doityourselfer from Ct on 11/24/2013

    1992 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just wanted a head unit to use with my IPod, nothing else, it works great ! the sound quality is great since the speakers in my old klunker arent but it sounds like I put new speakers in ! Think of what it will sound like when I do put new speakers in. I do not need Bluetooth so that wasn't an issue. This is defiantly worth the money.



    Price and sound meet with satisfaction, accually quit pleased.

    Richard from Bradenton Fl. on 11/15/2013

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

    Installation strait forward, not so with the Toyota maze of configurations (had a JBL system) rewired and modified by previous owners. The receiver/radio fit exactly, sounds great, more bells and whistles than I need but will grow into them.

    Pros: Price and ease of installation from the receiver end. Got a little more than I needed but got exactly what I asked for.

    Cons: No legitimate cons.

    Great product

    Sean from Houston, TX on 11/3/2013

    1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value, great product, used in a stand alone setup for music in my shop, more than enough power to sound great in that environment w lows crossed out to separate amp, very happy w purchase



    Kenwood KDC-255U

    DDP from Austin TX on 10/27/2013

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

    Great sound, easy to install, cool graphics, pure Crutchfield all the way!!!



    Jvc receiver

    Bill from Portsmouth ri on 10/27/2013

    1993 Hyundai Excel
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the second jvc I've bought and they sound great for the money , def a good investment

    Pros: Great sound at low prices

    Cons: None so far

    Great receiver

    N P from Danvers, MA on 10/23/2013

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

    I installed this receiver in two cars. Easy installation. The integration. Of this received was spectacular in both cases it looked like a factory radio. No fit problems at all.

    Pros: Good economical receiver with iPod Integration.

    Cons: Only problem with one installation was the face frame came off after 1 week had to take dash apart and re-install. Not sure why may have been loose from factory.

    Very happy with this stereo

    Crow R from Richmond, VA on 10/22/2013

    2001 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this to replace a failing factory unit and CD changer in a 2001 Corolla S. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. The JVC KD-X200 looks and feels well made. The basic black with red illuminated buttons looks like it was made for my car's interior. The display is easily visible in daylight and more than adequate for my needs. I'm still figuring out the controls, but that is to be expected. The sound is phenomenal compared to the factory unit. I wasn't expecting too much given the price, but even with the factory speakers, it's like I've gotten a whole new sound system. Depending on where your stereo will be located, you might want to consider a low-profile USB drive. I am using a SanDisk Fit which protrudes from the faceplate the same distance as the volume knob. I neither need nor desire Bluetooth connectivity, so this model is perfect for me. I think it can be added later though, so don't let that deter you. The installation was a non-issue thanks to the Crutchfield parts and instructions. There's not much else to say. I highly recommend the JVC KD-X200 to anyone looking for a great sounding, great looking, reasonably priced stereo.

    Pros: Great sound, looks, price etc. No more CDs! A USB drive means I have my entire music collection in the vehicle.

    Cons: None that I can see.

    Great Radio

    Chris from hampton, Va on 10/21/2013

    1997 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio for the money, a little harder to use but worth the price, the sound is awesome and the radio works great

    Pros: nice sound

    Cons: harder to use

    Worth every penny

    Darren from Kona, HI on 10/19/2013

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wasn't expecting much when I ordered this unit but I am thoroughly impressed. The faceplate feels sturdy and pressing the buttons has a solid click and feel to them. The equalizer allowed me to personalize the sound to my liking and the display works a lot better in sunlight than my last deck. I like that its low key and doesn't have flashy lighting. It looks very simple and works amazingly. There is a slight learning curve when controlling the iPod through the deck but that didn't last long. Overall I am very happy to have bought this deck.

    Pros: easy to use, easy to install, great sound output

    Cons: none

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    W911W from Houston, TX on 10/17/2013

    1999 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like the all black, non flashy look. Owning a convertible car and worrying about thieves who cut the top first and then find out my cheap radio is not worth their time of stealing. It will be too late for the damaged top that will cost a lot more to replace than the radio. The radio meets all my requrement for the money. I may buy another one for another car.

    Pros: Good enough for me for the money. Small enough to fit tight space.

    Cons: None

    Great unit with easy Crutchfield Install

    Don A from Loysville PA on 10/5/2013

    1994 Chevrolet Blazer S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was looking for a iPod only unit for in the weekend warrior '94 S10 Blazer. Great unit for the price and as always a great install with Crutchfield kit. I have buying car audio from Crutchfield for over 25 years. I don't know why I would by from anyone else. The install kits always make for any easy great fitting installation! Looking forward to another 25 years and will start with one of these for my daughter's first car. Don



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    ArmandoL from East Lansing, MI on 10/1/2013

    1996 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product!!! Convinient, good price, and the sound is incredible! I bought for my boyfriend as a birthday present, and he said it was the best present he has ever got! It makes his 6-hour drive to Michigan a lot better. He can listen to whatever he wants (pandora, 8tracks or his own music), and charge his phone at the same time! It's an awesome price for what it is too... :)

    Pros: You can listen to whatever you want (pandora, 8tracks, your own music - in your iphone or flash drive), you can charge your phone at the same time, and the sound is incredible!

    Cons: Nothing!!

    These units are the future.

    Beesley from Johnstown, PA on 9/27/2013

    1989 BMW 750IL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    These media players are great! Who uses CD's anymore? Very simple install and it has great options. The USB port and auxi input are all that is needed these days AND I LOVE IT. So simple. I also use a bluetooth adapter and it works perfectly and sounds great. I'm so happy I went with this unit. How can you beat the price! I got mine for $49 using card. Great deal!

    Pros: Easy install. Streamlined and simple use!

    Cons: The LCD display reminds me of the 80's. Its pretty basic to be honest, but I can live with it.

    Sounds great, easy install

    El from Livingston, NJ on 9/25/2013

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

    Amazing radio for the price. Easy install in my 2002 Mitsubishi Galant, using Crutchfield custom wiring harness. It never sounded so good in this car. Interfaces with IPad, IPhone, etc through built in connector. It's all good.

    Pros: Price, value, connectivity, sound, fits nicely in dash

    Cons: None

    Nice Unit

    DevlonH from California on 9/10/2013

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

    Great unit for the money. Had no issues with the installation. Basic equalizer settings sound good. Easy to program.

    Pros: Easy to use,decent sound

    Cons: Display is difficult to see in full light

    JVC KD-X200

    ClassicMini from Katy, TX on 9/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased the JVC-KD-X200 for installation in my wife's classic mini. The unit mounting dimension were great for the limited space in the old classic mini's. This is an exceptional unit for the prices. Fit, Finish and sound is great. The added features of supporting all our digital attachment was the closing feature expecially the ability to play direct from our ipod.

    Pros: Exceptional preformance for the price. Easy installation, great technical help given by sales tech before our purchase.

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-X200

    Healthy from Ketchikan on 9/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's ok



    Great Radio for Low Cost!

    skiingaidan16 from Charlotte, NC on 9/9/2013

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

    Great Radio. Easy Installation. Has plenty of EQ presets and room for plenty of radio presets.

    Pros: Ease of Use and Product is Great.

    Cons: Not my favorite color screen, but who cares anyway.

    JVC KD-X200

    SDA from Robertsdale, AL on 9/8/2013

    1993 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sounding unit for the money.

    Pros: Good sound, USB and Bluetooth

    Cons: Cheap plastic face and knob, are very easily scratched.

    Great sound over Factory stuff

    Brian P. from Johnson City, Tn. on 9/4/2013

    1997 Plymouth Voyager
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this in today and took an hour to install while showing my Wife how to do it too. Came with the install kit for my Van. Used to bigger units due to cd motors and such so it just seemed small as a head unit. Everything went in fine. Tried out a thumb drive and it sounded so much better than the old factory radio. Even the radio function worked and sounded better. I have a droid based phone so that is a little sketchy but will try out the app and see if it connects better. It charges the phone fine Other than that one thing... this is a great value so far just to replace the factory unit.

    Pros: all digital, small, lightweight

    Cons: maybe the droid phone stuff but not that big of a deal

    Great Stereo!

    Double G from Tucson, AZ on 8/29/2013

    1998 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ok, I realize that this is way down at the bottom of the stereo price list but it's fantastic. You always hear that you get what you pay for, in this case that is not true. What you get is a nicely laid out stereo that includes all the basic features plus a decent equalizer. No gaudy chrome etc, it looks great in my e36 M3! Ipod/iphone control, problem! Who has CD's anymore? They are going away like cassettes and 8 tracks before them.

    Pros: Simple efficient layout. Connection for amp/sub. Sounds great!

    Cons: Can't change display colors. Why can't they put the USB port on the back so you can hide the wire??


    Silian7 from Madison,AL on 8/19/2013

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this in my 98 S-10. Works great with my 16gb flashdrive. Easy to navigate through music folders, organization of the music is great. How you put the music on your flash drive is how it appears in the stereo. Radio sounds great. Very impressed for the cost.

    Pros: Tuneability and price, looks good, sounds good.

    Cons: Volume knob could use some grip

    Beautifully simple

    Anonymous from Madison, MS on 8/18/2013

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

    Much smaller and lighter than the stereo I took out of there. Sounds great and very simple.

    Pros: Very light and smaller (on the back side) than normal stereos. Shouldn't have any clearance or fitment issues. Sounds great.

    Cons: Cuts the music out when you change EQs for a split second. Very minor gripe.

    JVC KD-X200

    Anonymous from Colorado Springs, Colorado on 8/16/2013

    2002 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great inexpensive unit. Plugged in 16gb memory stick and works flawlessly. Sound quality is very good and EQ settings are very "tweakable". Recommend to anyone looking for a media receiver.

    Pros: Price Sound quality Nice appearance

    Cons: Volume knob feels cheap

    Consider KD-X200 over KD-X250BT

    VictorC from Colorado on 8/11/2013

    I recently installed the JVC KD-X200 in my pickup truck. The sister model KD-X250BT is more popular, but I decided for this less expensive model as the Bluetooth comm is a wasted feature for me. I wanted to point out the key difference, and that is the red lights on the 200, as opposed to blue on the 250. The radio I replaced was a blue display, and I discovered that it hurts my night vision when driving. The red color buttons on the KD-X200 are easier on my eyes, even if they're less pretty. This radio does auto-dim with the orange/white harness wire connected to the factory headlight wire common to most vehicles, something not all radios have. Both of these radios are easy to navigate folders (up/down function), as are next/prev tracks. I use a Sandisk Cruzer Fit pen drive, which sticks out only a quarter-inch from the front panel when inserted - and isn't a protrusion easily broken when moving one's hand in front of the dashboard. I use a 16GB capacity drive loaded with WMA format music imported from Windows Media Player. The unit has no problems with this capacity, which is sheer overkill when considering navigating 200 albums encoded at 192 Kb/S. I like this radio. The white display isn't fancy, but it is easy to read. The basic two-speaker setup in my pickup truck is the simplest kind of installation there is, so I can't comment on the preamp outputs and so forth.

    Pros: Easy navigation Doesn't hurt night vision reliable (so far!)

    Cons: Wish it accepted a SD card flush with the front panel, which it doesn't

    JVC KD-X200

    Randolph G from Chesterfield VA on 8/11/2013

    1998 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great

    Pros: Works likes it suppose too

    Cons: none


    Andrew R from Dothan, AL on 8/7/2013

    2005 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product for what you pay. however only difference is the bass in my rear speakers went down alot and its hard to make songs sound right sometimes. however they are stock w/o a amp.

    Pros: has usb port and all features

    Cons: only 20 watts :/

    JVC KD-X200

    JL from Hartford, CT on 7/29/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Needed a low cost unit to replace the factory model of my 93 Infinity. Great value for the price. Installation was simple and the unit does everything I need it to.

    Pros: Price. Simple to set up and use. Ipod hookup easy

    Cons: Using Android phone (with app) a little clunky

    Excellent stereo from an A+ company!

    D Holifield from Birmingham, AL on 7/27/2013

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

    Everything you've ever read positive about's true. Best price I could find as well as fantastic customer service. They live up to their reputation.

    Pros: Everything I needed to install the radio was in the box. Can't beat the quality for the price.

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-X200

    Anonymous from Elkwood, VA on 7/23/2013

    2000 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The installation instructions were spot on. The radio is fine, the control menus took a little to get used to. All of the FM presets are in one group, so if you have a preset 7 or higher, then you have to scroll through the channels starting at 1 and working your way up. An "FM2" with its 6 presets would be a little easier. On the optional items, the wiring harness is a good idea. I had to go to another retailer after the fact and paid a little more for one. There were complaints that the in dash receiver kit for my 2000 Honda had a very tiny pocket. I didn't get it and bolted the radio in place. I removed the pocket from the stock radio and set it back in the opening under the JVC and it looks fine. It isn't fastened in place, but still holds things and looks fine.

    Pros: easy install with wiring harness

    Cons: radio presets beyond 6 are awkward to get to

    Pretty Good...

    RON from Texas on 7/18/2013

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

    Replaced the factory radio off a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. No premium sound package. Installation was super easy and took less than 30 min. The hardest part was putting together all the color coded wires. For the price, this unit is a steel. Great functionality with basic operation. I will mainly be using my iPhone through the USB connection. Sound quality improved slightly through stock speakers. Before I put this unit in, I always felt the speakers sounded flat. Now they're thumping along with the back window. There are plenty of audio settings to get the sound you like. I prefer a crisp, warm sound. With an adjustment of the EQ and Audio Level, I was pretty close to getting what I want. Probably can use some more tweaking. Even with the slight improvements, I still plan on replacing the speakers at a later date. A couple of tips... As you plug in your iPhone, make sure your not fiddling with the screen or the unit will be stuck on READING. You will have to reset the unit or detach/attach faceplate. Don't start swiping the screen until the music starts playing. Pandora integration is pretty cool. When listening to Pandora, everything is controlled from the unit, not the phone. If listening from your music library, you can use unit and phone for controls. Overall, very satisfied with this purchase. Tech hotline is great. Already called them twice about installation, and they were very helpful.

    Pros: Price. Pandora. No CD slot! Charges phone while listening to music. Detachable face.

    Cons: Red illumination can't be changed. Music text sometimes doesn't match to song. But it shouldn't matter when driving. There's a slight lag time from the time you press play to when the song actually starts. No biggie.

    JVC KD-X200

    Anonymous from longview ,TX on 7/15/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect for my 79' CJ 7 with a little dash trimming. Sounds great ..

    Pros: A quality unit at a good price. Does everything advertised.. NICE..

    Cons: NONE...

    Awesome receiver for the price

    Oscar z from San Diego, CA. on 7/12/2013

    1995 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver is perfect since I don't use CDs anymore. Plus it takes up way less space behind the receiver for easy install. I need speakers badly in my 95 m3 so I can't really say how we'll it sounds, but so far it's better than the relic kenwood tape player that came with the car.

    Pros: Very easy to use and just as capable as other receivers I've bought before

    Cons: Not the best looking receiver, but decent for the price.

    Minor glitches

    AustinZ from Broken Bow, NE on 7/12/2013

    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall this stereo is perfect except for some minor glitches. Sometimes pressing a button will make the stereo think there's no USB. Your music will stop. And it will read and resume playing instantly. But it gets in the way of whatever settings you were changing and you must restart the process. This may be an issue with my head unit and no one else's.

    Pros: Lots of settings. Nice design. Lots of sound quality.

    Cons: Minor glitches.

    Best bang for the buck!

    BobotFett from Brooklyn, NY on 7/9/2013

    1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hands down the best value for a headunit on Crutchfield. Easy on the wallet, easy to use, easy to install... easy, easy, easy...*high fives* and *chest bumps* to JVC for making a good quality head unit that's affordable for anyone on a budget! And a *fist bump* to Chutchfield too for carrying it!

    Pros: Compact for easy install. Does everything I need... including play all my music from my iPhone...

    Cons: Doesn't have a CD player... but really, when have did you last listen to a CD anyway? If it was recently, its time to step into the new millennium. It's 2013... and CD's are so 2000 & late!

    JVC KD-X200

    David from Waukesha , Wisconsin on 7/2/2013

    1999 Mercury Sable
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Its ok for the price

    Pros: easy to use

    Cons: not the best quality and sound

    Best radio

    Woodworker from Centerport, PA on 7/1/2013

    1990 Buick Regal
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had to get a new radio do too my old one in my car 91 went and was looking for a new one i am glad some one told me about this website

    Pros: Easy to use quick to install dumn proff

    Cons: Hard to remove the old one in my car found it was easer to remove the ampuriler from the old one was pull it through the glove comparment

    Good Product

    RickB from Clarkston, Wa on 7/1/2013

    Good Stereo that sounds good too.

    Pros: Sound, Looks, ease of installation

    Cons: Ease of use. It is hard to scroll through all music on a USB device

    Excellant Value

    Jeff from Tucson, AZ on 6/29/2013

    2011 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for a work truck. I didn't want a CD player for simplicity but did want a USB port. This receiver is just right and works very well. The reason for 4 stars on 'ease of use' is only due to the fact that you need the manual to figure out some of the settings, but that is pretty typical.

    Pros: Inexpensive, works great, I would recommend it.

    Cons: none

    Exactly what I was looking for

    damonh from Peoria, IL on 6/24/2013

    2008 Honda Fit
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    I was looking for a product that would work with my ipod, and this does flawlessly. The menu features are nice: displaying radio station names, ipod tracks, etc. If you plan on installing this yourself, be sure to have a long socket wrench arm, and real pry bars! I thought I was prepared to do it myself, but ended up taking it to a stereo place and payed their installation fee.

    Pros: easy to use, ipod integration, good value

    Cons: installation instructions could be more clear.


    Anonymous from STarkville MS on 6/23/2013

    1972 MG MGB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works as advertised



    JVC KD-X200

    Anonymous from Concord, CA on 6/21/2013

    1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome and ease of use!!!



    JVC KD-X200

    JP from Davis, CA on 6/20/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All things considered, this is a great buy. It looks good, performs well, and was an easy install. I needed something durable for my 1972 Toyota Landcruiser, and because of prolonged exposure to dust and vibration, didn't want to install a unit with a CD player. With its easy access USB connector on the front, bright display, good power output, and remarkably lightweight design, the JVC KD-X200 is near perfect. As a couple other reviews mention, a lot of the advanced controls are hidden through a combination of controls and require having the manual handy. This seems to be a common "feature" of many new stereos and providing more functionality in the same amount of space, so I'm OK with it. I would buy this again.

    Pros: Lightweight, looks good, great value

    Cons: Advanced menu requires having the manual nearby

    Liked it so much bought another one

    a from Arkansas on 6/20/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had one of these in a company vehicle. I liked the pandora/iphone compatibility so much I ordered one for my personal vehicle. Works great, easy intall, very pleased

    Pros: inexpensive, good sound, easy install, pandora/iphone compatible

    Cons: I wish I could see channel information and clock at same time and/or scrolling is about the only thing I could come up with. Very happy with unit.

    JVC KD-X200

    Thomas from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico on 6/18/2013

    1978 MG MGB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Quality product great price



    Great stereo

    Anonymous from Kenosha, WI on 6/17/2013

    2001 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install and a great product for the money

    Pros: ease of installation and features


    JVC KD-X200

    ChrisMc from Livonia, MI on 6/16/2013

    2007 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just installed it and it works like a dream compared to my old '07 Focus stereo. Definitely love having the AUX input. If you're sick of hauling CDs around with you and have an MP3 player, this is definitely worth it.

    Pros: Automatically dims when you turn on your headlights, don't have to lug around CDs anymore, and has a really modern tuner car look to it.

    Cons: Installation manual was a bit confusing, and couldn't figure out how to lock the unit into the cradle. Not sure if there were supposed to be screws that came with it or not.

    Simple install. Works and sounds great

    Seth B from Long Island, NY on 6/13/2013

    I bought this unit to replace the terrible CD player in my 2006 Crossfire. I've never been good when it comes to building, repairing, or installing anything, but Crutchfield provides all the tools you need, making the installation of this unit truly idiot-proof. After I connected the wires (using Posi-Products Car Stereo Connectors), I simply slid the unit into my dash and I was done. As for the unit itself, the sound is vastly superior to my car's stock radio. It's louder, the frequency response is flatter, and there is SO much more bass. iPod connectivity is simple. The stereo recognizes the iPod music starts playing withing seconds. You can navigate the iPod's library using the stereo's controls, but it's a little clumsy. Luckily you can still use the iPod itself to change songs, but you must press the "iPod" button until it's on the correct setting (it took me a while to figure this out). Although the unit works well, there is a small learning curve. The stereo has a lot of functions but you can only get to them by navigating various hidden menus. I strongly suggest reading the manual thoroughly, as the unit has several hidden features. Simple controls are easy and work well though. One thing that was disappointing was the build quality of the radio. The buttons feel very cheap and plastic-y. They work well and should hold up under normal use, but it's clear that you're getting what you paid for. All in all I love this receiver and it should work for anyone on a budget

    Pros: Low Price iPod support works great Great sound Simple Install Simple but effective styling

    Cons: Cheap plastic buttons Slight learning curve for interface/controls

    Great stereo

    Anonymous from Meridian, Idaho on 6/12/2013

    1990 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for my 1990 ford ranger that had the radio taken out. It works great for the money. Sound clean and works well with an iPod or iPhone.



    great value

    Steve from Carson City, NV on 6/11/2013

    1991 Subaru Justy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value

    Pros: GOOD VALUE

    Cons: Good Value

    Great Radio

    Anonymous from Fresno, CA on 6/11/2013

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

    It took longer to install but that was because of my inexperience with car recovers. Otherwise great product to go with my car.

    Pros: EQ control, USB and AUX, ease of use

    Cons: The display always switches. I would like it to stay at the time or just AUX

    Excellent Value

    Juan from Bronx, NY on 6/8/2013

    1997 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So i purchased this head unit as an upgrade to my 97 Ford Explorer XLT. The main reason i selected this one was for the "no longer having to carry around a big pouch of cds" feature, given by the usb adapter on the front of the unit. Sounds awesome and definitely brang a lot more punch to my factory speakers...

    Pros: easy to use. Front usb input as well as an aux input. Ability to control the amp gain from the head unit.

    Cons: no high pass cross over.

    Perfect pair for the mp3 enthusiasts

    Fourtyfive from Rowlett, TX on 6/7/2013

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have an older JVC unit in my truck that I love so when it came time to get an upgrade for my car, I knew JVC wouldn't let me down. Perfect pair for the digital music age.

    Pros: Hook ups for every mp3 player currently available. Easy to install since it fit my vehicle without any major modifications. The pro eq is perfect for most audio enthusiasts.

    Cons: It can get a bit confusing with all the different buttons and menu options for those that aren't accustom to aftermarket head units.

    JVC KD-X200

    Arnaldo from Penuelas, PR on 6/6/2013

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

    Exactly what you expect for the price

    Pros: Easy to use and install

    Cons: None yet

    Great radio

    Carlos from Añasco, Puerto Rico on 6/3/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio, excellent price and easy to handle.



    Good Bang for the Buck!

    Jade H from Franklin, TN on 5/28/2013

    2006 Isuzu Ascender
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really nice unit for the price!

    Pros: Easy Install! Good audio quality!

    Cons: Slightly difficult menu system!

    A couple of small issues

    Kudzu from North Alabama on 5/20/2013

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

    I am happy with the unit overall. Sounds good, installation was no big deal, etc Well worth the price. Have a problem with poor reception and was big time disappointing but I have found out it is an antenna issue. not the receiver. So I will jump straight the two things I don't like. The white display is impossible to read in sunlight. I put mine in a Suburban and you have to move it to the center of the dash because of the limited space behind the factory unit. Also the Suburban is a rolling greenhouse so it's rare it's not in the sun and you simply can not read the display most times without leaning over toward it. If I known I would have bought something else. 2nd issue is it doesn't read the SD card on my Android phone all the time. Usually what happens is I hook it up and all is well. Turn off the switch, turn it back on and it will only read the phone and not the card. So it plays GPS directions from the cache file, ring tones I created and nothing I have found will make it read the card once it does that without putting in another USB device or shutting off the car (sometimes) and that is not practical driving. I just copied the music onto some 'geek sticks' and those work fine. Buddy of mine plugged in his IPhone and I was totally impressed. Even Spotify would play. Can't do that with the Android system.



    Media Player

    Anonymous from Los Angeles. CA on 5/19/2013

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I haven't found anything that I dont like, yet. I do like that the face comes out so I can hide it when im not using it. My favorite part is the USB on the front that i can plug my iPod straight into as well as my phone charger. It also has the mini jack under the USB giving me options for how I want to plug things in. It is great to be able to control my iPod from the deck OR the iPod. There are not too many settings which keeps it simple, although it took a second to figure out what each one did.




    miked4824 from Bell Buckle, TN on 5/19/2013

    2004 Kia Sedona
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in my wife's KIA Sedona. Sound quality is excellent, was very impressed. Like the red display. Will be using it on those long trips.

    Pros: Value. Easy setup. Great Sound.

    Cons: Adapter bracket made install a little tricky, but we managed. Not a big deal.

    Works great!

    Dpaulw from Brandon on 5/11/2013

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

    This deck was easy to put in and easy to operate. The sound is great. I especially liked that the unit is smaller and lighter than a comparable unit with a CD player in it. We never use CDs anymore anyway. Color of the display works well with our Dodge neon. I might buy another one to put in our Volkswagen Jetta.

    Pros: Easy to install. Smaller and lighter and then a deck with a CD player. Easy to operate. Great sound quality.

    Cons: None that I can think of.


    Jon G from Round Rock TX on 5/11/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been receiving Crutchfield magazines since I was a teenager, and as soon as my factory stereo went out I knew exactly where to turn. Placing the order was easy and installation was even easier with step by step instructions. I got a great deal on this media player and it works exactly how I expected it to.

    Pros: Small and easy install


    inexpensive, sounds great

    rick k from long island ,ny on 5/8/2013

    1992 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i was surprised that it was so small. without cd player depth was very short. easy too install. like the red

    Pros: sounds great. really like the three different eq settings. lots of options. still learning. tells me name of radio station and songs. remote makes life easier when driving. great that it accepts android and ipod. download jvc app to phone

    Cons: sometimes has poor reception .


    Wdarcy96 from Syracuse, NY on 5/1/2013

    2000 Saab 9-3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was extremely happy with this purchase you can't beat it for the price. Crutchfield makes it very easy to succeed in installing it yourself and you can't go wrong with 15$ for all the accessories you need! Great sound and NBC makes it easy for everyone to customize there sound with there audio settings and highly customizable for the audio genius with the pro equalizer setting overall great product

    Pros: Looks awesome Sounds great even without an external amp. Easy install Easy to use

    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    I like it so far

    MickW from Garner,NC on 4/22/2013

    2007 Suzuki Forenza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    When I bought it, I thought it played Cd's as well, but it doesn't. The iPod function is really nice. Would have only played Cd's occasionally, so it's all good.

    Pros: iPod function

    Cons: No Cd's

    new radio for mgb

    Richard from Quakertown, PA on 4/22/2013

    1978 MG MGB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    absolutely satisfied with my JVC KD-200 radio, much more than was needed but could not go wrong for the price. Easy installation. I had one or two questions about the wiring, but customer service answered them all in no time. Sound quality brillant, and in an open sports car you need a quality system to be able to enjoy the sounds, this system deliveres it all. Also like the removable radio front, can be stored in locked trunk, and no worries of theft.

    Pros: Easy installation. Fits perfectly in a 78 MGB . Love the front USB and AUX. ports Price was right

    Cons: some what difficult for a 63 YO to program, needed my daughter to figure all the nuances.

    JVC KD-X200

    Anonymous from St Thomas, VI on 4/20/2013

    1994 Kia Sephia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit was easy to install, pretty cheap, and seemed to sound OK. The materials are a little poor - brittle plastic... and it was not very easy to figure out how to set it up, but it worked OK.



    Much better than expected

    OleB from Bowling Green, KY on 4/15/2013

    1996 GMC Safari
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I hadn't put in a new car stereo in many years but this one I was able to put in under 10 minutes. I had ordered a MP3 cable to hook up my mp3 player which worked but soon figured out the USB port works excellent with a thumbdrive. I loaded all my music on to a 16 gb drive stuck it in and it instantly started playing. Easy to browse the titles and it shows the song/band info of the track. Now I have all 800 songs I had through Rapsody/Amazon at my finger tips and I am able to just leave it in all the time. They do say to take it out on hot days however.

    Pros: Excellent, many features to control. Does everything I hoped for any many I didn't.

    Cons: Built in amp seems a tad weak/distorted but for a factory replacement and $60 to be expected. Better features/control/sound than most factory decks

    Great Radio

    Neil from Manchester, CT on 4/6/2013

    1996 Volkswagen Jetta III
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install, although I did buy a harness for it. States Pandora ready but actually plays all music apps, I played TuneIn, Last FM among others. One reviewer says doesn't work with iPhone 5 - It worked great with mine, and charges it at the same time.

    Pros: Plays all music apps, easy to install


    Excellent and inexpensive

    Bob F from Aurora, IL on 4/6/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my 2002 Chevy cavalier and It is great. It is simple to use, the sound quality is excellent. It has a built in equalizer which is nice and 3 levels of loudness. No CD player which is fine because I don't have any CDs. You can use the iPod cord that came with your iPod so there are no extra cables to buy.

    Pros: sound quality, easy to install, EQ, pandora, Aux input.

    Cons: none

    Should have bought the Bluetooth model....

    RyanW_OKC from Oklahoma City, OK on 3/31/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit is exactly what I was expecting. What I didn't anticipate is how much more you can do with Bluetooth. I bought this model because I thought I didn't need BT.

    Pros: AUX input, No CD player (who uses CDs these days?), Pandora connectivity, Price

    Cons: Not Bluetooth (it's available in a different model or as an add on module)

    Pretty good!

    Nick K from Chicago, IL on 3/9/2013

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

    Like the radio so far for my 2005 Honda Accord. Installation wasn't too bad, some mounting screws weren't with the kit but I improvised and that was fine. Overall I recommend this to anyone. Also love how it works with Pandora. Sadly it doesn't work with the iPhone 5.

    Pros: Looks very nice, easy to install, sounds great

    Cons: Little difficult to navigate through settings, does not work with iPhone5


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    USB/Aux Connectivity
    iPod/Android/BlackBerry Integration
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote/Bluetooth Control

    USB/Aux Connectivity

    Digital Media Receiver: The JVC KD-X200 is a digital media receiver which supports a variety of audio sources; such as the Apple iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone, BlackBerry, and other USB mass storage class device. The front-panel aux input allows playback of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output. The JVC digital media receiver also offers a built-in AM/FM tuner and supports Pandora Internet Radio (via iPhone) so you can listen to your favorite radio stations and online music. The KD-X200 comes with an IR wireless remote control for added convenience.

    Note: The JVC KD-X200 digital media receiver does not feature a CD mechanism and does not support CD-changer controls.

    USB Port: The JVC Arsenal KD-X200 features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) for connection of USB mass-storage class devices; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables audio playback and control of MP3/WMA audio files stored on a portable USB mass-storage class device. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Music Files: The JVC KD-X200 supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV music files loaded onto a compatible USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Description
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 41-48kHz
    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 tag

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

    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.

    JVC Playlist Creator Compatible: JVC Playlist Creator is a free Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB (MSC) device from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using JVC Playlist Creator through the KD-X200, you can search a file by song title, album name, artist name, or genre using the head unit's Quick Search function. The JVC Playlist Creator is a Windows-based software that can be downloaded for free from JVC's website to your PC. The JVC Playlist Creator is compatible with the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.

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

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output (great for those non-Apple/Android devices). Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system. The unit's front-panel auxiliary input can be turned On or Off.

    iPod/Android/BlackBerry Integration

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KD-X200's front-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the dock-to-USB or Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit. The head unit supports audio playback from music stored on your iPod/iPhone or music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker) streamed to your iPhone (not all music apps will be compatible).

    • DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music or music apps 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 80dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.
    • Music 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 Mode: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search your iPod/iPhone's stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. Music content for each category is listed alphabetically. The KD-X200 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone. Your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen remains accessible in this mode. You can also control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from select music apps streamed to your iPhone.
      • iPod Mode: 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. Basic playback control (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) can still be done through head unit for stored music and music apps.
      • External (App) Mode: External Mode allows you to solely navigate your connected iPod/iPhone device through its clickwheel or touchscreen. Playback of your iPod/iPhone's stored music and streamed music apps is supported. The head unit's iPod/iPhone controls will be locked.
    • iPod Display: The KD-X200 will display your Apple device's stored music and streamed music app song/artist 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/Artist title, and Station identification.
    • 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.
    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 Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-X200 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone External mode Pandora app Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    JVC Music Control (for Android): By connecting the JVC digital media receiver via USB to an Android smartphone (OS 2.2+) that has the free JVC Music Control app installed, it allows you to list and search all of the songs stored inside the smartphone from the receiver by artist name or album name. The JVC Smart Music Control app also analyzes all of your songs that are in your Android smartphone, and creates a playlist according to your mood. Once the application has completed the analysis of the songs, simply move the on-screen "mood ball" to your current mood, and this application will generate a list of songs that most fits your mood. Your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol.

    Drive Change Mode (for BlackBerry): The receiver's USB port also supports playback from BlackBerry smartphones (via USB mass storage mode). JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will let you switch between your BlackBerry smartphone's internal and external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory type.

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-X200 features a built-in RDS AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets (manually or automatically). The head unit's Radio Timer features lets you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off). If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

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

    Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The JVC KD-X200 provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's front-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS5 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The JVC KD-X200 will display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone. The JVC KD-X200 will also provide control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

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

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-X200 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-X200 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-X200 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-X200 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-X200 with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and the volume control will range from 0 to 50.

    2.5V/2CH Preamp Output: The KD-X200 is equipped with two 2.5V 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.

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

    Pro EQ: The KD-X200 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
    Note: You can store Pro EQ bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).

    Bass Boost: The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies.

    Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can set this feature to High, Low, or Off.

    Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -5 to +5.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-X200 features a detachable face to deter theft (no face case is provided). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    LCD: The head unit features a 11-segment, one-line LCD with adjustable brightness and dimmer settings.

    Brightness: The unit offers an adjustable display/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).

    Mounting Angle: For proper operation, you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Remote/Bluetooth Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-X200 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    Optional Bluetooth: The JVC KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSTBA10, sold separately) provides Bluetooth hands-free communication and digital audio streaming functions for the JVC KD-X200. The JVC KS-BTA100 gives you hands-free communication from your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone and wireless streaming audio from a Bluetooth enabled digital audio player, when connected to the JVC in-dash head unit. The JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls. The JVC KD-X200 can be set to automatically mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using your car speakers.

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

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    6 questions already asked

    I run a trucking company and purchased 4 of these units. I would sugest spending a couple more$ and buy a better unit. None have lasted more than 6months. Mark [ MARK F  May 13, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Greg  May 13, 2014 ]  Staff
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Apr 30, 2014 ]  Staff
    Cornell... There are probably two hot (12volt) leads... check your wiring instructions. One lead goes your battery, and one goes to your ignition switch. This is a good radio. Ken Z Chippewa Lake, Ohio [ KENNETH T  Jan 21, 2014 ]
    Probably a setting problem . Do you have demo turned off in the settings ? [ AUSTIN A  Jan 21, 2014 ]
    I would guess there should be a connection to direct (not switched) battery power. Check your wiring. [ Guest  Jan 21, 2014 ]
    I would check all the wire from the unit if thats all right then try changeing the fews in the back of the unit if that still dont sove it then try to reset the unit from takeing off the face plate and hit that reset I had the same problem and i did that [ ERNEST  Jan 21, 2014 ]
    make sure you get a jvc arsenal compatible with android based smartphones. Ive owned both the single din and double din versions without any issues. [ PETE  Jan 07, 2014 ]
    This is the perfect stereo if you own a android or iphone. The JVC KD-200 allow you control your music,skip,play pause and enjoy your music. [ CARLOS A  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    There is an adapter that would allow you to keep your factory steering wheel controls with some aftermarket receivers. Please contact an Advisor by phone or chat to discuss the best receiver for your needs, and to ensure you get the correct adapter. [ Jeff  Nov 19, 2013 ]  Staff