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Discover the true power of Bluetooth®
Hands-free calling is the tip of the iceberg. With today's Bluetooth, you can pair up your iPhone, Android™ smartphone, or Blackberry™, and get some sweet functionality. For example, you'll be able to receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features.


Discover the true power of Bluetooth®
Hands-free calling is the tip of the iceberg. With today's Bluetooth, you can pair up your iPhone, Android™ smartphone, or Blackberry™, and get some sweet functionality. For example, you'll be able to receive text message notification, stream music, or access Internet radio stations, depending on your phone's features.

JVC also lets you pair two phones at once, so there's no need to choose between your personal and business phones. When a call comes in, the receiver will blink either blue or red, so you'll know at a glance if your call is coming from home or the office. To answer a call, just tap the volume knob. And you can search your contacts alphabetically when you want to make a call out.

Great for iPod®, plus control Pandora®
Once you plug your iPod or iPhone® into the convenient front-panel USB input, you can use the KW-R800BT's oversized knob and buttons to navigate your music library. And with your iPhone connected, you can play your Pandora® Internet Radio stations from your dash, and even skip and rate songs like you do online.

Separated Variable-Color Display

What a display
Big, bold, and beautiful, JVC's Separated Variable-Color Display lets you dial in the perfect color for your taste. You can choose from over 30,000 options, and you can even assign different colors to your controls and the display — decorate your dash in honor of your favorite team, with your school colors, or simply complement your existing lighting. If you're undecided, the receiver can cycle through all the colors continually for a really neat effect.

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

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (see "Accessories") to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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.

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

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • included Bluetooth adapter for hands-free calling, music streaming, and app control
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • adjustable illumination (you can select different colors for the display and controls)
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • built-in iPod and iPhone controls
    • iEQ 3-band parametric equalizer
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • subwoofer level control
    • inputs: front and rear USB inputs (rear is for Bluetooth adapter), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other info:

    I've had this stereo for 5 yrs. now, and it has exceeded all my expectations. Still pairs with all the newest smartphones with ease. One thing I found out is make sure you delete unused paired phones that you don't own any longer, I believe it has a maximum of (3) devices, then you'll be golden!

    DWAYNE, Atlanta, GA

    What's in the Box:

    • Double-DIN AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Sleeve (installed with 4 screws)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • KS-UBT1 USB Bluetooth adapter (installed in rear USB port)
    • Microphone with integrated bracketed (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • 8 Pan head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • US Warranty Sheet
    • Canadian Warranty Card
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)
    • USB Bluetooth Adapter instructions
    • "The countries where you may use the Bluetooth function" note
    • "USB Caution" note

    JVC KW-R800BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (301 Reviews)

    JVC KW-R800BT 5 yrs. and still kicking ....

    DWAYNE from Atlanta, GA on 4/1/2017

    I've had this stereo for 5 yrs. now, and it has exceeded all my expectations. Still pairs with all the newest smartphones with ease. One thing I found out is make sure you delete unused paired phones that you don't own any longer, I believe it has a maximum of (3) devices, then you'll be golden!



    Another Excellent Sound Choice from Crutchfield

    Matt from Hannibal,MO on 10/14/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Live in a small river town all my life , the joys of music was a 8-track player and a match book too keep the tape in alliment then spun alot of classic rock like peter frampton , kiss , april wine , etc. You rockers in those old muscle cars ,windows down catching the wind and impressing the ladys with your sound system rockin !! Wow if we had a small version of what Crutchfield has to offer now < then we could had somthing that would had blown all their ears to a new twighlight of sound ! How ready was i for a change ? I wander why i waited soo long to get a experience of innovation that i would like to take the time to share 1970 now the year 2000 , i still like to roll down a window with a electric switch instead of a crank . And i still like too turn on a peice of electronics on with a remote from Crutchfield instead forgetting to bring matchbook or lossing it on the floor to help power that 8-track . The beginning of the buying experience , i didnt realize how important the representatives of the team played the most important roll , of i owning a sound sytem that made me happy and led me to all incredable choicesf what they could offer and wow they would in -gage or see that i had all tech support to launch a new breed of sound creation that will aiways seem to amaze me . Im very proud of being a part of the Crutchfield customer relations that keep me inform on all that is new and how i can improve what have , without being pressured , very impressed, satisfied

    Pros: unit is one of the state of the art stereo and performs how one would expect and delivers fne line entertainment with crystal clear sounds that would amaze one. Also soo many features to explain , these days hands free mobile phones are a plus, its a new law in many states , alot of these units from Crutchfield, will also help ensure you to drive smart and safe and offer to suit ones needs!

    Cons: sometimes there can be things without cons and Crutchfield provides those! A good place to thank the staff that answered the phone with courteous atomsphere and ongoing help to hook me up with a technition that would set me up with the right unit for i only , soo cool , made me feel important , phone call too technition answered questions quickly and professionally . Couldnt help from writing a little bit of something . Back to purchase set of front door speakers for my 2005 chevy

    Lots of great features

    Douglas Brown from Phoenix, AZ on 3/2/2014

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

    It has all the features that I was looking for: great cd player, audio in jack, USB, Bluetooth, hands free cell phone operation. I didn't find the menus to be intuitive but once you get the hang of it they aren't too difficult to navigate. The hands free feature works very well with my Motorola Razr Maxx. I'm told that the audio quality is good from people on the other end of the phone conversation. The callers sound great through the JVC player. The lights get high marks on the coolness meter. The sound is very good.

    Pros: All the right features

    Cons: Menus take a bit to figure out initially

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    MikeB from Westfield, IN on 3/1/2014

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit installed easily and is easy to use and sounds great but the display is hard to see in daylight

    Pros: easy to use great sound

    Cons: poor display

    Rockin' the Jetta again!

    KevinVtx from San Antonio, TX on 2/26/2014

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this in my '03 Jetta with Monsoon stereo and amplifier. . used the PAC RP4 adapter and couldn't be happier with the purchase. Called the techs at Crutchfield with a question and found them to be knowledgeable and very nice. Stereo looks great and sounds really nice - while adding bluetooth and modern features to an older vehicle.

    Pros: Looks Bluetooth Good quality sound

    Cons: None, so far.

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    Jenkins from Wichita, KS on 2/24/2014

    2001 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very pleased with this unit. The sound quality is really good, either using the radio, cd, aux or the BT phone option. The face design is attractive and controls are simple to use. The price was the deciding factor for me, which included all the options I wanted (face ports, HD FM stereo, and BT phone option. This until as a lot of function for a reasonable price.

    Pros: BT phone, Aux port on face plate, sounds good.

    Cons: Nothing at this time.

    Absolutely love it!

    Anonymous from 06804 on 2/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The user interface on this is very user friendly. The sound quality is great! Doesn't need to be cranked up high for a great sound. It looks like and feels like a quality product. It would be great if it had android capabilities but not a deal breaker. I use it through my phone's blue tooth and the connection is spot on. The Bluetooth includes a Mic and has a cable on the back of the radio. It would look cleaner if it was flush but you won't see it any way.

    Pros: Great display, build and sound quality

    Cons: I wish it was fully android compatible.


    Gil from New York, NY on 1/28/2014

    2007 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio does what it does very well but I was very disappointed with the screen. If your dash is at an upward angle then the radio will be facing slightly up after the install, I have a 2007 Toyota sienna so with the large windshield all the light washes the screen out! It would have been nice if it came with another bracket to angle the radio so it's at eye level. If I sit up it's brighter. . . to bad, nice radio but not for my sienna. Another USB port would have been nice also. Will shop elsewhere from now on so I can check before purchase.

    Pros: Nice features.

    Cons: Not good for cars with a radio that tilts slightly upwards.


    GaryS from Western NC on 1/28/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A really nice upgrade from my factory unit. Very easy install. Bluetooth works great and having Pandora makes long trips very enjoyable. No more fumbling for my phone either. I'm very happy with this unit and I paired it with Kicker speakers all around and the sound is amazing!

    Pros: easy install great sound bluetooth works great

    Cons: none

    Jersey Shore Feedback for My JVC Truck Stereo

    MarcoT from Toms River, NJ on 1/22/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    JVC KW-R800BT is a great stereo for the cost. I appreciate Crutchfield's technical support in deciding which product best supports my F-250 Super Duty pickup. Crutchfield provided detailed installation instructions which allowed me to install my bluetooth-equipped car stereo in less than an hour (which included slightly modifying my dashboard). Providing the wire harness for free was also an added bonus!I love my product! Thank you Crutchfield!

    Pros: Hands-free calling and music streaming by far makes my drive much safer and more enjoyable! I like the use of illuminated colors the JVC stereo provides to allow me to know which cell phone is ringing. The front USB port allows my sons to plug in their iPhones for charging and playing their iTunes when riding along. The sound quality of my factory-installed speakers also was a big improvement!

    Cons: I wish I could choose my iPhone music playlists from the stereo while music streaming. I haven't had this product long. I'm hoping to take advantage of all the capabilities the JVC KW-R800BT provides.

    Was great while it lasted

    Jpray from Colorado Springs, CO on 1/21/2014

    2012 Mazda 6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo was great when it worked properly. I purchased this unit to use with my iPad. After approximately 4 months, the front USB port is no longer able to read the devices plugged into it. Unfortunately JVC seems to be requiring me to pull this unit out, pay to have it shipped to NY, wait 2-3 weeks, than maybe I get a repaired unit back?

    Pros: Cool unit when it works.

    Cons: Hardware failure after 4 months with poor warranty support.

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    Anonymous from Mattapoisett, MA on 1/21/2014

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

    I am very happy with the ease of installation and with the quality of the radio/



    Killer deal

    Chuck from Los Angeles, CA on 1/21/2014

    1992 Lexus SC400
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm stil installing all of the midrange speakers, but the highs and the lows of this unit sound incredible. Still haven't used the Bluetooth, but will try everything on e be rest of the speakers are hooked up.

    Pros: Great sound and color match to factory dash of my Lexus sc400!

    Cons: None so far

    2003 Silvarado

    D.S. from SoCal on 1/20/2014

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

    Bluetooth and IPOD / USB connections work great. Easy pairing. Sounds much better than stock.

    Pros: Lots of easy connections for your devices

    Cons: None

    Fast shipping is awesome

    Cindy from Gresham, OR on 1/19/2014

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

    First of all, shipping is very fast. Unit was received sooner than expected. I love all the different ways this unit is customizable. I highly recommend reading the owners manual thoroughly. Once you get the hang of the adjustments available it's really quite easy to operate. Husband couldn't say enough good things about the ease of installation. He said everything went in just like clock work. No adjusting what so ever. Overall very pleased with this unit. It definitely improved the sound of music in my 2005 corolla immensely and we didn't do anything with speakers or amps, etc. It paired flawlessly with the iPhone 5. Didn't need to input any pesky passwords at all. Nice. Definitely recommend this unit.

    Pros: Sound quality, installation and ease of use once you get the hang of it which shouldn't take too long.

    Cons: The only thing I'd consider a negative is the strange blinking square icon that flashes on upper right area of display. Seems like a waste of a good place to have put a full time clock display. You have to push the display button for the clock mode. But not a deal breaker by any means since my car has a full time clock display anyway but might be a big deal for others.

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    LindaK from West TN on 1/19/2014

    2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First time installer, and found it very easy to install on my 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Does everything I was wanting in a player. GREAT support from the Crutchfield support.

    Pros: Good sound and a great value.

    Cons: Lacks Scan

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    Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on 1/18/2014

    2007 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My first attempt at installing a car stereo...took my time and followed the Crutchfield installation instructions and had no issues. Stereo is outstanding and the features are great.

    Pros: Great sound and easy to use...

    Cons: Doesn't have a scan (only seek) function.

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    Patia N from Houston, TX 77043 on 1/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product! I love it!

    Pros: Ease of tooth features...USB port for music!

    Cons: Didn't come with kit for steering wheel controls or xm radio attachment

    Great double din for the price

    Eric from Baltimore, md on 1/18/2014

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the included usb input front and back. The bluetooth mic comes also with it but gets a lot if echoes. Cant use it most if time. Usb plugged into ipod is convenient but comes with a delay reading every once in a while. The screen shows the title but the display font size is too large and only allows for maybe 30% to be shown. The display also has an annoying scrolling box which is distractive. With all of these negatives i still believe the radio is worth the price and i have no regrets.

    Pros: Quality and ease of use

    Cons: Mic and display

    Gotta Love Crutchfield!

    FAST Eddie from Dacula, GA on 1/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Great Crutchfield staff. Sounds Great!

    Pros: Easy to use


    Well satisfied JVC KW-R800BT

    Jeff from Kansas on 1/16/2014

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

    I put this in my 2006 F150 because I wanted an aux capability. I have never installed a stereo before but this was easy. The Bluetooth works good with my Motorola x2 smartphone. I didnt know if it would because I have not had any good luck with bluetooth before this. People I talk to say it is crystal clear. And I really like the hands free utility. I thought I was going to have to replace speakers also. Turns out it was just the stock stereo that was the limitation. This is louder clearer and has enough bang for my40 year old ears. I love the front USB port. Works great with my MP3 player(not Ipod) can control everything right from the front of the stereo. The color picking options are awesome. I have played with this option some. I decided(for right now) to match stock colors for the face and buttons. I might change it later. Because I can. Looks great in the dash. Like a pro install. Anyway this is the first aftermarket stereo I have purchased since I was 16 and I am well pleased. I also installed the JVC app for my phone and you can do some cool things there.

    Pros: Price, cool colors, bluetooth and functionality.

    Cons: I am sure there is a way around this. But whenever the stereo connects to the bluetooth the audio switches to bluetooth away from whatever you had it on. Then you have to switch it back. Just havent figured out how to fix that yet. Minor annoyance

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    Anonymous from kansas on 1/15/2014

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

    great radio,easy install

    Pros: easy to use

    Cons: blue tooth is slow to link up

    Great Radio

    Anonymous from Delran, NJ on 1/14/2014

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I put this in a 2004 Chevy Silverado. Thus far this is a GREAT unit. It looks great in the dash, all the features work as advertised. It was easy to set up, I have it paired with two different Droid Smart Phones. Pandora works on both, the Bluetooth interface with the phone is easy to use, and very clear. So Far SO GOOD!!! I was afraid of the wiring at first, but the Crutchfield instructions were perfect and easy to follow!

    Pros: Looks Great - Like a "Factory Install"

    Cons: The "Auto Clock" time seems to be 9 minutes off. (Slow)

    works and looks great

    Anonymous from augusta, me on 1/14/2014

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

    Works and looks great. may be a little confusing to use but has plenty of features!



    Great Bluetooth receiver.

    SiddR from Temecula, CA on 1/13/2014

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

    Great Bluetooth receiver at a low price. Works well and connects easily with my smartphone. Hands-free calling is a nice feature. Easy to install.

    Pros: Several ways to play music (aux, Bluetooth, USB, CD, FM/AM). Easy Bluetooth pairing.

    Cons: Doesn't auto-resume a song when connected to Bluetooth.

    Great Radio

    Terry from Ashland, KY on 1/13/2014

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

    Great radio for the price.

    Pros: Cool looking.

    Cons: Sometimes cumbersome switching from phone back to iHeart radio

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    Tim from Mcleansville,NC on 1/11/2014

    2000 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit,good sound and great service from Crutchfield.



    great & easy

    kirk from belton, sc on 1/6/2014

    2005 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    bought to replace a dying factory monsoon system in my vw. easy to install and all parts fit perfectly. has tons of features and easy to navigate.



    Lots of features for the money

    Wayne from Grants pass or on 1/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the money

    Pros: All the features of a 500 dollor unit for a third the price

    Cons: Sirius satelite hook up old style and a bit pricey but worth it Volume knob needs a little grooving for Traction to adjust it's just a bit to smooth to get a good full turn if you don't get a firm hold on it.

    Excellent Upgrade

    DonH from Clarksville TN on 1/6/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was a little nervous about self-installing this, but everything worked out simple enough. Installed in a 2005 Silverado in about 30 minutes after doing all the prep work to the stereo first. Prepped by connecting all wiring, removing external (pre-installed) bracket on in the box stereo, and (the hardest part) removing all the tabs on the supplied mounting bracket from Crutchfield. You need to remove almost all the plastic tabs from the bracket, so have a dremmel or small multipurpose cutting tool handy. The stereo itself sounds fantastic! Has so many options to enhance sound to the way you want to hear it, that I have not used them all yet. I cant rate the Bluetooth because I do not use it. If you put a mp3 disc in, it reads all titles and displays them. I rate this 5 stars for ease of installation and excellent sound quality.



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    Anonymous from page, AZ 86040 on 1/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo was very easy to install and setting up to the phones for blue tooth couldn't have been easier. Very good upgrade to the stock stereo. Would buy again if had the choice.

    Pros: Easy to use. Easy to install. Great sound and display for the price.

    Cons: none.

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    Koplow from London on 1/3/2014

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

    Awesome stereo

    Pros: Great sound, great price, very east to install

    Cons: None

    Excellent Value!

    C. Matthews from Houston, Texas on 1/1/2014

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

    Bought this for my wife's car because I was tired of not being able to get in touch with her on the phone when she was driving. The Bluetooth is crystal clear. She loves it- doesn't even have to take her phone out of her purse. It has a lot more features than I would expect from a unit this inexpensive. Really good power and looks very nice.

    Pros: Lots of features, low price.

    Cons: none.

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    Peter J. from Fife lake MI on 12/30/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price I'm very happy


    Cons: The installation instructions were not all that great.

    Good unit, good price

    ShawnR from Tampa Bay on 12/29/2013

    2008 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit offers a ton of bang for your buck. It is definitely worth the money if you are looking for a double din budget bluetooth receiver, Bluetooth works great. It does take at least a minute to connect, but not a deal breaker for me. The USB does spend time "READING". I did not have the USB lag in the cheap Kenwood that I replaced. Sound quality is good, but using the EQ is cumbersome. Display is bright and variable colors is sweet. Display layout is sort of blah. A clock in the place of the radar thing would have been nice. Overall it is a nice inexpensive upgrade.

    Pros: Bluetooth; Sound quality; Variable color options; Value

    Cons: USB "READING" lag; EQ controls; Display layout

    Great unit at a great price

    Viper122 from Lowell, IN on 12/29/2013

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

    Installed in a 2006 Mustang GT with the Shaker 500 system. First, a few notes on the Mustang install: 1. Read up on how to remove the connectors from the panel holding the radio. I could not, not, not get one off (has some kind of pivoting arm or something) so I had to leave the panel attached and I ended up scratching the face of the JVC radio on the panel during install. 2. The Shaker radio has 3 plugs going into it; the JVC radio only has 2 (radio & sub connectors). The third plug from the car is not used. I read it may be for auxiliary/sat radio. Don't panic like I initially did. 3. You don't need the antenna adapter for the radio (it's free, so no problem). The antenna lead--at least in my car--is very, very short and I had a heck of a time getting it seated into the JVC unit in the limited working space. The head unit itself is awesome. I already replaced my speakers with Infinity Kappa's. I did not think the sound difference between the Shaker and JVC would be so noticeable. I suggest reading the directions to set it up properly. It was not set up for "subwoofer" for the rear RCA outs from the factory; once I set that it made a huge difference in sound. Bluetooth connects fine. Sometimes it connects automatically, sometimes I have to connect manually through the phone. Also, the only way you can control Pandora from the JVC unit is to plug your iPhone into the USB; can't do it with Bluetooth. I am extremely happy with this radio. Great deal.

    Pros: Crutchfield advisor (set me up with everything!); install sheets, etc. Fairly easy to navigate menus after reading the instructions. No problems streaming Pandora, Amazon Cloud tunes. Fairly easy, straightforward controls. Sound and power is great. I went with this over Pioneer b/c of the 20W RMS vs. 14W RMS. With the Shaker subs, it's pretty darn loud. Cannot comment on USB/Aux inputs as I have only used Bluetooth, radio, CD. (Have not used Bluetooth for calls yet) Simple to use cont

    Cons: Display are is nothing to get excited about. If you want the nice fonts, you need the next model up. Pro EQ has sound settings I'm not sure about. Would like it explained more in the manual rather then me just tweaking by ear.

    Nice Radio

    zaphiro4 from Dorado, Puerto Rico on 12/29/2013

    2007 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like a lot this radio, the installation was very easy, I want to update the one that I had and was looking to had bluetooth to answer the calls.

    Pros: Bluetooth, ipod connection, usb, aux, pandora

    Cons: Sometimes the FM signal is not so good

    Works well, but some cosmetic problems

    Eric from Orlando, FL on 12/28/2013

    2007 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my 2007 Honda CR-V a few days ago. I'm still debating exactly how much I do or don't like it. I was pleasantly surprised how easily the main features work - namely, Bluetooth audio streaming and calling. It paired with ease with my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Cyanogenmod). You can stream from any audio application, not just the JVC application (which is not good, and for which there is little reason to use). The problems I have are that the unit does not sit flush with my dash (although I blame Honda for this), and that for a big unit, it packs few display features. In fact, I would say that this unit offers little to no advantage over JVC's single-DIN units. They filled the extra space with some weird icons and lights whose functions are unclear - it would have been much better spent if they put a clock in the space! As others have mentioned, it is very irritating that seeing the clock requires pressing the "display" button, and that it does not show when turned off - but alas, this seems to be the way that all aftermarket stereos are going, for whatever reason.

    Pros: Pairs with Bluetooth easily. Audio streaming and voice dialing work well. Sounds pretty good, certainly an upgrade over factory stereo. Good value for the price.

    Cons: Design could use a refresh, especially the LCD. No clock displayed by default.

    The best one I've found at this price range.

    Bob R from Eugene OR on 12/28/2013

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

    This is a nice and easy to use unit once you learn how the menu systems work. Installed into an 04 Hyundai Sonata and with the install kit and harness it was super easy. The unit looks factory yet better than stock. Sound quality was great even with the stock speakers. Color selections for the display and buttons is nice and the unit is easy to read in bright light, unlike the Kenwood in my other vehicle. Bluetooth setup was amazingly easy and call quality is good even on the highway. Highly recommended and hard to beat this value. You would have to spend much more to get better, in my opinion.

    Pros: Easy to set up, looks great, easy to read, good Bluetooth sound quality. Nice to have different color settings for night, day, and menu.

    Cons: No separate power antenna wire means that the car power antenna is always up regardless of what mode the stereo is in. Menu systems seem complicated at first.

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    HOBBES from ORLANDO FL on 12/28/2013

    2000 Honda Odyssey
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    Great deal!

    W. Weeks from Oakland, MD on 12/27/2013

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

    Love this car audio system. Installed in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier for my daughter. Love the bluetooth features and now it will be safer for her as she answers her cell phone at the touch of a button. Install was pretty simple and thanks to Crutchfield, they took me through it step by step.

    Pros: Large display, lots of features.

    Cons: None

    2004 chevy truck

    Anonymous from Midlothian texas on 12/27/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Received the unit with all the free things you get to make installation easier. Took 30 mins to install unit. I have put in before in my other trucks.

    Pros: Great value easy to install

    Cons: None

    Additional info

    Mac from Iowa on 12/24/2013

    After using the radio in colder weather (< 30F deg), the rear USB port will not work until the cabin and radio is warmed up a bit....5-10 min. As this is the port that the bluetooth comes hooked up to, you can't use your bluetooth (phone or music) until the unit warms up. However, the front USB will work right just would've been nice to keep the bluetooth dongle tucked away. After talking to Crutchfield and RMA'ing the first unit, the replacement acts exactly the same. BTW....JVC manual says the operating temp for the unit is 32F - 104F, so there are no guarantees from JVC (and thus, Crutchfield) that the unit works at all outside that buyers should be aware!



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    Jim Daniels from Huntington WV on 12/23/2013

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit exceeded my expectations. Very easy to install and used, so easy I never and still have not open the operational manual and I am 59 years old. The unit itself has a very beautiful display.

    Pros: Ease of use. Nice display. Bluetooth works great as well as the USB. Price is hard to beat.

    Cons: Found no Cons

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    Anonymous from Jacksonville, AL on 12/23/2013

    2006 Volvo S60
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have the same radio for my truck, my wife liked it so much, I got one for her as well.



    JVC KW-R800BT and Crutchfield

    Las Vegas Al from Las Vegas, NV on 12/20/2013

    I couldn't be happier with the radio and Crutchfield's support and customer service team. I installed it a year ago to replace my Mach radio in my Mustang GT and couldn't be happier. The installation kit and wiring harness worked flawlessly. I didn't want to take a chance on bad connections so I soldered and used shrink tube on them. The reason I'm commending Crutchfield is the first radio I received ended up having ignition noise very shortly after the install. Tech support worked with me, couldn't identify the problem then customer service did a no hassle replacement. The second one has worked great. This is an excellent radio and the Bluetooth, USB work terrific. I've recommend this same radio to friends who have bought and liked it. Also I get "Where did you get that radio? It's cool." from guest passengers.

    Pros: Workes & sounds great, built in bluetooth, easy to read display, custom color display/buttons, multiple sound options for music and talk radio

    Cons: None but a comment - Could be a learning curve if you not used to the multifuction devices like smartphones

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    John R. from Del City, Ok on 12/20/2013

    2009 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After reading numerous reviews both here and other sites I decided on this model. Installation wasn't that hard and I am glad that someone answered the phone on a Sunday. Instructions could have been clearer on having to remove face plate and shroud to get the brackets to line up.

    Pros: Backlighting, ease of controls, Bluetooth is awsome

    Cons: Instructions needed to be a bit more precise

    great stereo

    Aaron from Fredericksburg, VA on 12/17/2013

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

    great system I upgraded from the stock and it went in with ease



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    Harold J from Philadelphia, PA on 11/27/2013

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

    Just purchased this unit for my 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. I needed something to hinder me from purchasing a new car, so I upgraded my sound system. I had this unit professionally installed due to the OnStar hook-up.

    Pros: I'm still getting used to all of the controls and tweaking of the sound

    Cons: The unit came without all of the parts and AI have to pay to the missing parts installed later.

    Nice unit

    Mac from Iowa on 11/2/2013

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced head unit from my 2005 GMC 1500 w/Bose. Was easy to install.... Hook up the converter box wiring before you get to the dash. Sound quality is pretty nice and the Bluetooth works OK with my evo 4g (no artist-title display) but will work better when the android version is updated soon.

    Pros: separate bass treble settings for each source.

    Cons: Sound quality takes some time to really tweak and get right due to combo of Bose and beats by Dre on phone.

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    HarryN from Eastern NC on 11/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The jVC sounds and works great. Bluetooth is OK. Easy to install

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Nice Bluetooth Unit!

    Mike F from Fort Worth, TX on 10/28/2013

    2003 Buick Rendezvous
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced a factory stereo in my Rendezvous. Wanted an inexpensive bluetooth unit and this delivered! Crutchfield made it easy with the instructions for MY vehicle and the needed wiring harness and mount. Radio sounds good, phone connects for calls and music with no problems. Was initially worried over sound quality, but went back and READ the instructions for the Metra wiring harness and realized that I didn't set the gain. Once I went back and increased the gain on the harness control box, WOW!! What a difference!

    Pros: Cost, bluetooth, selectable display colors for day AND night

    Cons: None so far for the price!!!!

    OMG Thats is so cool looking

    RonG from Brunswick, Ohio on 10/21/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    "OMG Thats is so cool looking" Thats the comment I get every time I show off my new unit. The options for tweaking is great. The buttons are big enough to use while you are driving, not like some units that are too small and you have to search for them. Not save while driving. Display colors are so cool, I have mine set to random and the changing of colors doesn't interfere with my driving. The unit was very easy to install in my 05 Chevy Silverado. And of course it goes without saying Crutchfield made this all possible. Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: Easy to read display. Big buttons makes big fingers happy, Great sound paired with my JVC speakers


    Great Head Unit for Bluetooth

    Aftab from Chantilly, Va on 10/17/2013

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

    Got this to replace the OEM stereo on my 03 Camry. Used the supplied harness to connect through the factory amp. I was very pleased with the ease of install and sound quality!

    Pros: Adjustable colors, ability to turn off demo feature. Android compatibility.

    Cons: Pairing for the first time is a bit confusing

    Great Unit

    AtlD from Atlanta, GA on 10/16/2013

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

    Unit is great. Bluetooth syncs up with no problem. No complaints on the other end about noise when I'm using Bluetooth. Crutchfield techs are the best and helped me install this without a hitch.



    Awesome radio

    Sarah from California on 10/11/2013

    2006 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this because it was on sale and the same price as another radio I was going to get, but this has blue tooth capability which is something I really love! It was fairly easy to install although I had to call a few times for advice, but I have zero experience with these so I was pretty proud I did it myself. The display is awesome and the sound quality is three times better than my stock radio even though my car isn't very old. Bottom line is I love this radio and I would definitely go with JVC.

    Pros: Great colors, easy to install, easy to use, amazing sound quality, blue tooth is clear, lots of features

    Cons: Doesn't display the time when I'm blue tooth mode but that's not a deal breaker to me.

    Great for an entry double din stereo

    Matt C from Janesville, WI on 10/10/2013

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this model for my son's 2005 Hyundai Elantra and liked it so much I bought a second for my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. Installation in both vehicles was very simple. It took longer to connect the wires from the JVC to the GMOS factory adapter than it did to install it in the car. Overall it works as expected and the sound quality is much better than either factory stereo. I noticed some people complained about the time it takes to load songs from a USB drive. I put in a 4GB mini USB drive and just live it in the front USB slot. It doesn't event stick out farther than the volume button. My drive is 99% full of music at 160kbs. This gives me about 1000 songs organized in folder by artist then album. I have probably 100 folders. Takes about 2-3 seconds to load - perfectly acceptable time. The bluetooth with my phone is okay (Samsung Stellar). It works better with a Nexxus.

    Pros: Great price for the feature set - USB, bluetooth, high power output.

    Cons: Bluetooth takes a little tweaking to get the sound right.

    Great Product....Easy Install

    Tyler from Kathleen, GA on 10/10/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my factory radio in a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado with this model. Never replaced a radio before but it could not have been easier. Sounds great. I also replaced my factory speakers as well. Love the product so far.

    Pros: Easy Install. Sounds Great. Looks Great.

    Cons: None

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    Glenn from Santee Ca on 10/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install; rear bracket does not fit; with install kits wiring was a snap; good unit for the price

    Pros: looks good and sounds good

    Cons: will not pair with my phone,

    Love it

    Steve from Mineral Wells, WV on 10/8/2013

    2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the stereo! We bought it for my son's car. Nice easy to read display with multiple color choices. Crisp clear sound.

    Pros: Easy to read display, attractive face and great sound.

    Cons: None

    Good overall product to upgrade old technology

    Sara from Dallas, TX on 10/8/2013

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

    I wanted to bring myself up to modern technology in my 2003Tundra - Crutchfield made it easy to narrow down my install choices - went with this product - I am a novice on this stuff - never had an aftermarket product like this - but my expectations are met. Only issue is bluetooth wire/microphone - where to put it for best sound quality and also it takes a minute for the bluetooth to connet once you trun back on unit.

    Pros: Looks great, all features work as advertised, upgrades my vehicle and was easy to install once I get the proper jump start from customer service team, seems to be a nice value for all you get and how great it looks.

    Cons: Blue tooth lags a bit upon re-entry to vehicle/turning on unit - and sound quality of hands free phone appears to be spotty - sometimes its OK but other times hard to hear me clearly - so that can be irritating. Also, setting your radio favorites seems a bit involved after you set the first 6 stations. Directions were not clear enough for my novice self to figure it out.

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    Anonymous from Holgate ohio on 10/6/2013

    2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed w ease. Looks good. Nice product for the price. Fm reception kinda sucks but im not sure it the radio or my antenna.



    Excellent unit, great value

    David B from Brooklyn, NY on 10/3/2013

    2004 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced an OEM VW Monsoon 2-DIN in a 2004 Passat Wagon GLX with this unit, based on reviews here. It took me a long time to sort out the wire-to-wire relationships between the head unit, the OEM adapter and steering wheel adapter. Finding space in the dash for everything was quite a challenge. Everything works but the steering wheel adapter, which didn't program the way the docs said it should. I'll reprogram later. Crutchfield-provided dash adapter was unnecessary and didn't actually fit. It took me a while to figure that out. Fascia provided by JVC worked perfectly. Comprehensive setup menu, allowing for color setting, etc. Setup interface isn't intuitive, but once you figure it out, you shouldn't have to adjust it much in the future. Sound quality is very good, like lifting a blanket off the music, compared to stock. It's almost baffling. With the EQ sweeteners, it's even more dramatic, of course. I hear bass I didn't know was possible in my speakers. Everything from classical to hip-hop, folk to dubstep is bold and bright and very enjoyable, whether CD or MP3 via USB or Bluetooth. You can keep the Bluetooth adapter attached to the rear USB cable and stuff it in the dash and it will pick up your phone (up to 2) just fine. I snaked the provided microphone under the dash to the steering column where it lives now. The unit loses the Bluetooth connection sometimes between phone calls and audio (iTunes or Spotify), but it might be the iPhone's fault. Easy to reconnect.

    Pros: Excellent sound Easy to use Big volume wheel Bluetooth for hands-free and audio is agnostic--use whichever audio app you want (JVC has some too)

    Cons: Unintuitive menu navigation Bluetooth doesn't always reconnect after switching between phone and music (but might be phone's fault) Head unit + OEM adapter + steering wheel adapter + cables take up much more room than OEM head unit

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    Rodney from San Juan, PR on 10/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good for the price, bluetooth, hands free phone, instalation easy with factory mount parts, highly recomended Crushfield teck team rocks

    Pros: Bluetooth, hands free Iphone 4, Pandora works great, skip songs on radio, front usb charge and music playback frpm 3rd party Iphone

    Cons: Front plate plastic, sensitive to scrashes

    awesome price for product

    simon from pittsburgh pa on 9/30/2013

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product and even better support from Crutchfield! first head was defective and within 3 days had new one on porch no questions asked. swapped them out and works perfect.

    Pros: great deal, looks nice, all bells and whistles i wanted

    Cons: maybe cooler interface/graphics

    Watch out

    Mike R from Greenville SC on 9/30/2013

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great receiver with the exceptions of it says in the ad that it has a qwerty key board on the screen which it does not, but it has hands free calling. The button colors are a little hard to get right. The mounting kit does not fit well I had to fight with some of the parts. In the end it looks good and sounds great but would have bought a higher quality of receiver if I would have known it didnt have a key board like it said.

    Pros: Looks cool, directions are precise and after reading and watching the video I felt like I have done it several times before.

    Cons: Adapter pieces didnt fit well crocked in dash.

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    Capt Daddy from Long Islnd, NY on 9/29/2013

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice sounding. Bluetooth feature works well. Replacement of OEM was easy and straight forward with available harnesses.



    Excelente Sonido, Excelente Servicio !!!

    Mario from Manatí, Puerto Rico on 9/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After Many days looking for a good radio as a birthday gift to my Wife, finnaly I choose this, for the specs and price drop !!! Once again Crutchfield make the difference, I Made the order on Wednesday and Friday we received the radio. We mounted with four 6 1/2 Kickers, it sound awesome with out a sub. My wife is happy with the advance features of this radio !!! Thanks Again Marlon for your attention and support.

    Pros: Bluetooth interface, Excellent Sound, Very easy to set up.

    Cons: Not Yet !!!

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    Travis from Lexington, SC on 9/28/2013

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

    Receiver very nice but in dash kit did not fit!

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Hard to use....still have gaps around receiver

    A little disappointed

    PatrickH from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 9/25/2013

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

    This product was returned to Crutchfield. Our primary reason for replacing the head unit in my wife's car was to add bluetooth media streaming and phone support. We found the bluetooth functionality to be erratic. Sometimes the phone would connect, sometimes not; sometime music would play as expected, sometimes not. The phones we use work fine in my Acura. I was disappointed to learn the head unit was not smart enough to raise the automatic antenna only when needed as the factory unit did. But, I was told this is typical of most aftermarket head units. And despite following all installation instructions, we experienced what I assume was alternator whine coming through the speakers. This unit was replacing a BOSE factory unit in a 2003 Miata, and we left the external amplifier in place. I have read that these systems are notoriously unfriendly to after market head units. In my case, that was apparently true.

    Pros: Good value, Crutchfield support.

    Cons: Compatibility and reliability.

    Reviews for the JVC KW-R800BT

    Rich from Somers, NY on 9/24/2013

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

    Good value with the discounted price. Installation support was great in answering questions on had. Installation was easy and bracket fit perfect. Sound is very good, need to get use to controls/menu but allows for user control over many of the features.

    Pros: Value, coolness and sound quality, especially CD and iPod connection.

    Cons: BT mic could be better. Even turned up to 3, need to talk loud.

    Nice Unit

    Paul from Murrieta Ca on 9/24/2013

    2007 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Happy with this Unit. Has operated wonderfully, Lot of great features The streaming bluetooth audio is a great feature , no cables all over the dash.

    Pros: Easy to install with proper kit

    Cons: Terrible AM Reception

    Good value

    fam1962 from Georgetown, KY on 9/23/2013

    2004 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent value. Has all of the features that I need



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    Anonymous from Chireno, TX on 9/20/2013

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to use features.... easy to install



    Great stereo for the price.

    Kjepsen from Newhall,ca on 9/20/2013

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

    Great stereo, love the Bluetooth, and the USB connection.

    Pros: Easy to install, installation took about an hour.

    Cons: The display screen needs to be brighter, I have tried all the different color and brightness settings,and it's still not bright enough during the day.

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    mkparker from Sherman, TX on 9/20/2013

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

    This is the third JVC product I have purchased this year and they just keep on being great. This unit was installed in a 2007 Mustang. Everything worked just as stated, fit was perfect and sound quality fantastic. With the included brackets and connections installation was a snap and hooked right up to the Mustang factory subs.

    Pros: I like everything about the unit.

    Cons: None


    jim from yorp pa on 9/20/2013

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

    great unit everything I wanted for a great price and sound.

    Pros: great unit

    Cons: none...

    Not All It's Cracked Up to Be!

    Orca Snack from Greenville, SC on 9/18/2013

    1999 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit is NOT compatible with the iPod Classic. I bought a brand new (July 2013) iPod Classic and had problems with it playing through the unit. A track would play for 45 seconds, the JVC would "search" for the iPod, find it, and repeat the process. I worked with Crutchfield and they sent me a new JVC; the same problem occurred with the new unit. I went to a certified JVC repair shop and they were baffled. It works fine with the iPod Touch as well as the iPhone. The reason I want to use the Classic is that it holds 160 gigs of music; I could tuck the iPod away and never have to worry about my music again. Also, JVC has horrible customer service ever since the company has fallen apart and been absorbed by Kenwood. The tech help department had no clue what to do for me. It's a shame, really. So, buyer beware! This unit does not work with iPod Classics. It DOES work with the Touch and Phone so if that is ok with you, go ahead and get it! That said, the JVC is a decent unit for the price. It is a solid and inexpensive replacement for a factory head unit. In short, the unit shouldn't be expected to do great things because of the price. Good bang for the buck if you need an inexpensive double-DIN unit.

    Pros: Nice to have to ProEQ, custom illumination settings, and the dual USB slots.

    Cons: Does not work with iPod Classic, as advertised. The front USB slot is very touchy; if the cable gets jostled in the slightest, the connectivity is disturbed. The clock won't stay on when the unit is off; it does come on with the push of a button but fades out after a few seconds.

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    Cyndi D. from Charleston, SC on 9/17/2013

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

    Love this stereo and the wiring was pretty straight forward. Great sound, great price. However, the American International GMK-422 In-dash Receiver Kit didn't fit. Had to rig it and hope for the best. Like fitting a square peg in a round hold


    Cons: The American International GMK-422 In-dash Receiver Kit doesn't fit this stereo, millimeters to short but that is all it takes.

    Didnt work, incompatibile parts

    Henry from Houston on 9/13/2013

    2008 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Incompatibile parts (sirius and head unit). Had to return. Big waste of my time.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Didnt work

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    jim from long island ny on 9/11/2013

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

    sounds great works great with the iphone

    Pros: bluetooth


    Decent stereo - bluetooth slow to connect

    AndyG from Omaha, NE on 9/11/2013

    2008 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo seems to be really nice - especially for the cost. The only flaw that I see is that the bluetooth seems to take about 15 seconds to connect. This is especially annoying when the car is off, but accessory on and listening to music. Then when start the car, it seems to take forever to re-attach to bluetooth. I am using iPhone 5. I have used factory installed bluetooth in rental cars, etc. and it seems that they all connect immediately. No waiting. It's pretty annoying.

    Pros: Nice stereo

    Cons: Bluetooth takes long time to connect. Annoying.

    Exellent budget Deck

    Jeeper from North Texas on 9/10/2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this deck for under $150 and have been very satisfied with both the unit and the level of service from Crutchfield. Bluetooth works great and there is more than adequate power.

    Pros: Many useful features Powerful sound output

    Cons: None so far

    Great deck for wife needing cheaters!

    Tim C from Bloomington, mn on 9/10/2013

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

    I got this for my wife who is in the stage of life needing cheaters. so the big display was easy for her to read without glasses. It was installed by me and the deck had great instructions and the setup instructions are easy to follow. She loves it. The blue tooth connection is easy and solid. The color options let her pic whcih was easiest for night time vision.Plus it sounds great!

    Pros: Color option, blue tooth connection, readable display.

    Cons: If I had to pick on the deck I would say some ... some of the navigating controls are no totally intuitive. Most are but some you need to look at the manual.

    04 explorer install

    Anonymous from Ma on 9/9/2013

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

    works and fits 04 explorer perfectly

    Pros: way above stock unit !!

    Cons: can't use rear mounting bracket supplied with unit

    Spotify over BT works great!

    llisandro from Urbana, IL on 9/8/2013

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

    Perfect fit in 2002 Mazda Protege 5. The free mounting brackets didn't seem to be the right size at all (even w/ all mounting brackets removed from the new receiver), even though they were labeled for a 2002 protege5, but the receiver fits perfectly as-is into the dash- I selected this receiver b/c of it's rated compatibility without mods. Google Nexus 4 with Spotify works flawlessly! Fwd/back works on the unit to move to the next song in the playlist on my phone. Notes on BT for Android 4.3: I use "Tags for Android" NFC tags and the "NFC Task Launcher" so when I enter the car, I touch the NFC tag to my phone and it 1) enables BT, 2) enables BT discoverable, and 3) connects to the JVC BT device. I just put my phone on the NFC tag, then hit "OK" on the phone's popup to connect, and it connects flawlessly every time. Since it already knows the JVC BT, there's no searching, connects in 2 sec. I've got the BT receiver in the rear USB, and it's just hanging down into to the guts of my car. I was planning on rerouting it for better connection, but it works just fine, even with the phone in the back seat. For people who are having trouble connecting, I think it's usually because haven't enabled your phone to be discoverable by the unit, so it fails to connect. I had trouble until I figured that out, but now it connects every time, and hasn't dropped the connection ever. Front USB does not appear to charge my phone, but I haven't had time to troubleshot yet.

    Pros: Spotify (premium) works perfectly over bluetooth! Bluetooth connection is rock-solid as long as my data connection is solid- sometimes BT playback pauses, but when you look at the phone, it's because it's lost data connection.

    Cons: as others have stated, no automatic clock display. Kinda stupid. haven't gotten USB to charge my phone yet, but I still need to play around before I declare it nonfunctional.

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    MikeL from Manitou Springs, CO on 9/8/2013

    2001 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent product that brought today's new features to my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder



    Very Pleased.

    Oklapatriot from Yukon, OK on 9/6/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this to replace my stock radio in a 2005 Chevy 2500HD, crewcab. Fit perfectly with the kit sent by Crutchfield. Even with the stock speakers this unit really sounds good. I bought it primarily for the Bluetooth capability as I like to stream I Heart Radio while traveling. Works like a charm. Very good value.

    Pros: Features, sound.

    Cons: None yet.

    Easy install

    Hllywood from Unionville, Va on 9/6/2013

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation with everything needed provided by Crutchfield.

    Pros: Great sound and bluetooth.

    Cons: connection point for the microphone being located on the back.

    Excellent way to bring your car up to date

    Mouse from Henderson, NV on 9/5/2013

    2005 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent way to get Bluetooth compatibility into your vehicle, I have a basic phone and an iPod touch, the JVC handles both at the same time, one seamlessly interrupting the other as required with no need for re-pairing whatsoever. This system drives the factory speakers in my 2005 Hyundai Tucson enough to give me a good solid immersive sound experience, especially after set up using the "pro-eq" function. Fit was straight forward everything fitted or connected exactly as it should. I'll always use crutchfield in the future for that one simple fact.



    Great features

    Dave K. from MI on 9/3/2013

    2007 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had all the right features and a great price. Easy to read and accurate wiring diagram for easy install.

    Pros: Available backlight colors to match any dashboard for an OEM look.


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    Jeremy from PA on 9/3/2013

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

    Bought this for my girlfriends 06 Cobalt and she loves it. Installation was very simple and it looks great. Controls are very user friendly and after a couple minutes of messing with it, had it all figured out. Light variations and inputs work flawlessly and the sound is incredibly clear. Would highly recommend.



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    Anonymous from Darien WI on 9/3/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Much better sound than stock unit with polk dxi



    2005 Suburban Install

    Lee from APO Brussels, Belgium on 9/3/2013

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

    After YEARS of looking at Crutchfield online & catalogs, I was finally in a position to order car stereo equipment due to a considerable lack of local options! The fact that I knew that this JVC would fit perfectly, without any modification required on my part was my price range, direct replacement for OEM unit and maintaining all the stock Chevy functions. Bottom line: GREAT value for money, easy to install & silenced the kids with the range of colors in the display!

    Pros: Easy to install, great connectivity with Bluetooth & I Phone & I Touch libraries, immediate change to stock speaker sound & kept all the stock functionality with safety, On-Star & steering wheel controls.

    Cons: None...

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    April from Valparaiso, IN on 9/1/2013

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

    I love this new radio. I'm still learning new cool things it can do everyday I use it. It is a little overwhelming at first, but it does not take long to learn how to use. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone looking to trade up or replace an existing radio.

    Pros: A lot of cool features that most radio don't have

    Cons: Still trying to figure out how to program presets past 6, didn't want to have to pull out the manual but looks like I'll have to, remember to keep your manual

    Love it!

    Lee M. from Boones Mil va on 8/31/2013

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

    Like the deck alot of nice features for the price.



    Stock Repkacement

    Anonymous from Rowland Heights, CA on 8/29/2013

    2001 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install in my 2001 4runner. Great sound quality and incredible value. A little trouble understanding the controls and adjustments. Attached an amp and sub and my teenager is a happy happy boy!

    Pros: Cost, sound quality

    Cons: Controls

    dactoryGreat replacement for factory

    Dylan from Sallisaw Ok 74955 on 8/29/2013

    2009 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Was A Great Replacement For The Original Radio And The Value Was Even Better. It Isn't Possible To Get This Deal With any Other retailer With The Inclusion Of The Wiring And Install Kit.

    Pros: Awesome Features, The Phone System Works Great I Was Concerned That The Mic wouldn't Work Correctly But It Is Perfect.

    Cons: Needed More Specific Install Directions But That Wasn't A Problem Was Fairly Simple To Figure Out.

    Ok radio

    Mark from Mamaroneck, NY on 8/27/2013

    2006 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is just ok for the price it works. The Bluetooth should connect quicker, the Sony head units in the past worked much better leaving me wishing I had chosen a Sony again, once connected and the remote mic work very well, even control of the phone via Bluetooth is slow. It took a few days for me to get used to the fact that when the phones rings and you push the button to answer it takes a few for the phone to kick over and pick up slower then the Sony unit I had in a previous car. Sound quality is good through the factory speakers, radio reception is good as well. Bluetooth control of Pandora is again OK but works, audio playback of media player is very good and works well. The big plus is I can connect both mine and my wife's phone to the radio at the same time so who ever has the car it is synced no extra steps.

    Pros: Two phones connected via Bluetooth at the same time

    Cons: Bluetooth connection, time between pushing the button to something happening. If your radio sits high in the dash the display is hard to see on sunny days. I would love it if there was a way to display the clock when the radio is powered off.

    Good Radio

    Badger from Reston, VA on 8/25/2013

    2000 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price, this is a great radio/CD player that is equipped with blue tooth. The panel lighting shows up clearly even during the day and the controls are easy to use while driving.

    Pros: Good price for the features.

    Cons: Installation is a bit difficult.

    I love it!

    Enoryt D from Allentown, PA on 8/24/2013

    2003 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2003 VW Passat Wagon GLX 4Motion HU was dying (no tape, FM modulator for IPod, twitchy tone buttons, etc. All that's in the past. This unit rocks! Installation was very detailed, and the steering wheel control adapter is a welcome accessory. The difference between the stock unit and this one is night and day. Fitment is not easy, but if you follow well-documented directions (hint, pick the one-to-one correlated wires first), the installation falls into place. The plastic adapter for fitment was totally useless in this model. Just make sure the bulky extras (steering wheel adapter, antenna, and bluetooth microphone) are tucked safely out of the way (no need to cut into the existing hardware, just take your time and put things in the proper place). I tried the radio, the bluetooth (HTC EVO Shift 4G) for music and telephone, PANDORA, and the aux jack. Clarity is superb. This is not audiophile quality (what do you want for this price?!?), but it sounds clear and crisp, with adequate bass and good treble. 3 Band EQ is helpful, but again, don't expect too much. For replacing a stock unit, this is fantastic!

    Pros: Steering wheel controls, lighting to fit existing interior color scheme, multiple audio options (radio, cd, iPod, bluetooth and PANDORA. Relatively easy to install (lots of wires, but the order is clear).

    Cons: No balance/fader controls, IPod shuffle not supported via usb (but aux will play just fine), tight fit, especially with the antenna, sterring wheel adapter, and bluetooth mic. Take your time, and don't tie things up until you test it all out.

    Good Value

    Tampa91 from Tampa, Fl on 8/24/2013

    1997 Oldsmobile LSS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed it into an 97 Oldsmobile Lss, took off the wood dash strip, unscrewed two more bolts to take off the middle panel, factory radio just slid out after 3 screws. The dash installation kit is useless for these cars just slide that mother in the old opening and tighten the dash back over it, it ain't going NOWHERE

    Pros: Price, better sound from factory speakers (for now)

    Cons: dash installation kit is garbage

    Awesome Tunes!

    Jim S from Hiawassee, GA on 8/24/2013

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

    Love all the music source options! Installed in my wife's Honda Accord, she listens to music from her MP3, I pair my HTC with the receiver's bluetooth and stream my own tunes. We also have the option to plays CD's, or Stream Pandora! Too many options, love it, and better yet, my wife loves it!

    Pros: Let's see, Bluetooth for music and phone, super easy installation...

    Cons: Haven't found a single thing I didn't like about this stereo!


    tim from port norris on 8/21/2013

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

    best stereo i bought in a long time sound is good blue tooth is great going to buy one for my car this was installed in my wife car she loves it best thing i did



    Great Receiver

    Ch from Rocklin, CA on 8/21/2013

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

    For someone who hasn't installed an aftermarket stereo in 15-20 years, this installed very easily with the included directions and mounting kit. I lost the modiocre sub on my Honda Pilot by installing this, but I don't miss it at all. This receiver is much clearer and more powerful than the stock deck. I plan to swap speakers and potentially add a powerpack down the road. Bluetooth connected fairly easily to 2 phones (iphone 4 and droid) using the rear usb, the microphone works well, and the front usb/ipod connection works great! My biggest complaint is the display during the day time. It could be the angle of my vehicle's mounting/dash, but the glossy display is tough to see in the daylight, especially if you try to leave the "rotating color" feature on. My seat is not overly reclined and I'm about 6'... just seems it should be easier to see. Overall, a great deck.



    Excellent Value

    kyinsagent from Louisville KY on 8/20/2013

    1996 Oldsmobile Bravada
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent unit, a lot of bang for the buck, was easy install with Crutchfield provided wiring harness, installation guide, and antenna adapter. Did need to research internet sites for a installation kit to fit my vehicle (96 Olds Bravada same as S10 Blazer GMC Jimmy) as Crutchfield advised that it would not fit. Used Metra 99-3045 installation kit picked up at local big box store and RCA angle adapters for the RCA cables, was tight front to back but I got it to fit nicely. Blue tooth was easy to use with Droid Razr Maxx Cell Phone.

    Pros: Great value, looks great, sounds great, easy to use and install with the right equipment.

    Cons: Have not found any yet.

    Just What I Wanted

    Brian from Ocala, Florida on 8/20/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Provides the MP3, IPOD/IPHONE capabilities I needed, and is easy to use. Also has the Bluetooth feature if I opt to use that as well. Crutchfield (Lee) did a great job helping with the "buying" process and ensuring I got the correct parts to make an easy installation.

    Pros: Good prices and great easy to use features. Love the option of selecting my display color.

    Cons: Display can be a little hard to red in bright sunlight.

    Great Radio!

    Seth from St. Albans VT on 8/19/2013

    2001 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Radio is awesome!

    Pros: Bluetooth connectivity is very quick

    Cons: Display is a little hard to read.

    Now I Have a Real Stereo

    Wileyman from Southwest Florida on 8/19/2013

    2000 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I read through some of the post on of other owners who have swapped out the factory stereos for upgraded audio equipemnt. Next I read through a lot of the reviews on Crutchfields website. When my JVC arrived, I sat down and read through all of the installation paperwork. Started at 9am on a Sunday morning - taking my time and being careful not to break any of the trim plastic, I had the old unit out within 15-20 minutes. Next started the wiring process, making sure all of the connections were securely crimped and wrapped with quality electrical tape, then plugged in the connection to the JVC head and tested all sound processes, bluetooth etc. Everything sounded great after I adjusted the Scosche Amp Interface. Plenty of power with the factory Bose amp and speakers. Took A LOT of finagling to get the new unit into the dash. I used a string wrapped around the Scosche piece to pull it downward through an opening in the side panel toward the floorboard (nice tip from a Crutchfield CSR) and finally the unit just slid into place, buttoned up the factory trim and cruised on down the road listening to the best sound I have ever heard in any car that I have owned. Took about three hours total, but I work slow and methodical. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Makes my Bose Amp and Speakers come alive. Has everything you could ask for; Bluetooth, Ipod connection etc.

    Cons: None

    Great unit for the price

    TAnk from Astoria, OR on 8/18/2013

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

    Works exactly as advertised- connect your phone via Bluetooth for Pandora, hook up an iPod, or pop a MP3 disc into the unit. Radio reception is good enough.

    Pros: Easy to use, connects to everything, sounds pretty good after some tweaking.

    Cons: REALLY likes to play music from your phone. Has an annoying habit of switching to phone audio after the Bluetooth connects- only does it when first powered on.

    Just what the Dr. ordered.

    Roy B from Augusta, GA on 8/17/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I found this unit to be all that was to be expected. I have read other reviews and to some it didn't meet there expectations like not Pandora ready, etc. If they would have read specifications they would have known what this unit is ready and not ready for. Anyway, I found it an awesome unit and it looks great in my wife's 2007 Silverado Crew Cab. "New body style". That's important, make sure you know what body style you have, Classic or New Body Style when ordering anything for your truck. There is a difference in add on components. You see I also ordered the adaptor to keep On Star and an additional adaptor to use steering wheel controls. Ordered wrong one first time. A big Thank You to Crutchfield's technical support team. I did order some wrong stuff because I did not know what body style I had. The Crutchfield team with there questions and my answers knew what body style I had. Great job Crutchfield

    Pros: East hook up, easy installation, ease of use.

    Cons: Could not really find anything

    Excellent replacement

    LtDan from Atlanta on 8/15/2013

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

    Easy install. Double Bluetooth is awesome. Sound quality with OE speakers is great. Fit is excellent. Impressed with Iphone connectivity. Overall very pleased

    Pros: iPhone comparability. Sound

    Cons: None

    JVC KW-R800bt

    Kyndalw from Miami,Okla. on 8/15/2013

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

    extremely pleased with my purchase to replace the factory radio,good sound ,good quality AND ease of funtions



    JVC KW-R800BT

    chris from san antonio tx on 8/13/2013

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

    great value and easy to use



    Lots of power

    Wayne from West Allis, WI on 8/12/2013

    2006 Isuzu i350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck for the price, easy install. The deck delivers great power, has cool display colors. JVC never lets me down. I installed it into my 06 Isuzu I350 after I stripped all the factory mounting gear and used the Crutchfield install kit. It took about an hour.

    Pros: Lots of Power, Bluetooth works, and easy to use once you get the hang of it.

    Cons: Slow reading Ipod, and connecting Bluetooth.

    Pretty Cool

    PMH from Lower Arkansas on 8/12/2013

    2012 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is pretty cool. The color selection thing allows you to match your dash lights, and you can choose different colors for the LCD display and button panel. The menus are pretty tough to navigate. You won't be able to make a minor EQ or audio adjustment without taking your eyes off the road for a little too long. The weirdest thing is that the sub channel isn't separate. There are separate controls for sub on/off, level, and low pass, but the sub is affected by the bass adjustment on the main EQ the same way as the door speakers, and I'm not used to that. As far as sound quality, I can't really comment. I'm running it through the factory speakers (which are garbage). It sounds 100% better, but still not great. The bluetooth thing not being built in is dopey (it takes up one of the USB ports, but still leaves one). The USB audio is pretty good, I especially like that it will handle ALL of the folders on my flash drive (A lot of units cut you off, and rarely advertise what that limit is). It will do, but I thought it was a little expensive for what I got.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great, color selection is neat, reads all the folders on my flash drive.

    Cons: Too expensive, menus hard to navigate, not crazy about it, but it will do.

    great once it's in

    paul from Texas on 8/11/2013

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

    The stereo is great. There was a little confusion about the correct harness so I had to call and chat but Crutchfield resolved that quickly. As others have mentioned if you want to utilize the dimmer feature with the headlights you have to isolate and patch into that on your own (06 Highlander it was a green wire). Installation would have taken less time had the instructions been a bit more detailed; I had to figure out that I needed to remove a lot of the parts attached to the radio as it ships in order to fit it into the slot appropriately.

    Pros: all the features it lists and ability to customize color scheme, Bluetooth is great, good sound...

    Cons: -having to cough up extra $$ for the steering wheel controls (I did not purchase it). -radio controls don't run Pandora (I think it will work with other phones though). -main dial feels a bit flimsy, hope it holds up.

    Great Customer Service!

    Steve from APO Aviano AB, Italy on 8/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is amazing compared to the stock radio in my 2007 VW Rabbit but that is not why I'm writing this review. Crutchfield's customer service is amazing. I called at wits end about a fried stock radio having no idea how to install an aftermarket radio. They walked me through exactly what I needed. Their prices are a little more than Amazon's but without their help I would have never gotten the correct in dash receiver kit or the correct in dash interface. Everything arrived quickly and it was exactly what I needed. When I called about a wiring question the individual on the phone answered my question without even needing to look it up. They had me up and running from opening the container to a finished install in an hour and half. I am pleased with my experience and would purchase from them again.

    Pros: The customer service is second to none and worth the extra couple of dollars.

    Cons: None!

    Awesome Stereo

    Ferrari2416 from Woodhaven,MI on 8/9/2013

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

    I am very satisfied this product. It lets me do things that my old stereo would not let me do. Overall: Great Product

    Pros: Everything: Diffrent Colors, Better Sound, etc.

    Cons: Bluetooth Connectivty

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Anonymous from Nashville TN on 8/9/2013

    2008 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with this unit. Sound quality on bluetooth is fine, not amazing though. Works with my Samsung Galaxy S3 while charging at the same time!



    Good value for the money

    John from Long Island from Port Jefferson, NY on 8/7/2013

    2001 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit for my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder to replace the failing Bose factory head unit. I was going to be selling the truck so I didn't want to spend a lot of money. If you have an older vehicle you can't go wrong for $199. It gave me Bluetooth and iPod integration. If I was installing a radio in a more recent vehicle I probably would've opted for HD radio function as well.

    Pros: Ease of use, large display, price.

    Cons: Receiver sensitivity. Not bad but could've been better.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Anonymous from Mission Viejo, Ca on 8/4/2013

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

    Welcome to twenty first century. My old head unit was ancient. This brought me up to speed.Galaxy S3, no problem connecting. Pandora is great. Great head unit for the price. Will be purchasing gps soon for my other vehicle.Crutchfield is a quality business.

    Pros: Ease of use. Good value.

    Cons: None

    Great upgrade!!!

    Robert B. from Tracy, CA on 7/31/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this unit for my older brother ( he's 60 ) and he couldn't be happier. He just got an iPhone not to long ago so he's moving up in the world of tech. Everything synced no problem. Sound quality is great for the price.

    Pros: Very user friendly,big display, and a breeze to install.

    Cons: Bluetooth uses rear USB output.


    Anonymous from Bethpage, NY on 7/31/2013

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

    Absoluty amazing. Sounds great blue tooth I'd great. Display and all even on an up angle I can see it fine.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Not a damn thing.

    KW-R800BT on Jaguar S-type

    Timothy from Austin, TX on 7/31/2013

    2006 Jaguar S-Type
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my 4th car stereo installing on my cars by myself & 2nd time purchasing from Crutchfield. If you are reading all these reviews here and thinking to buy it at other online store to save few bucks, stop and buy it here. This purchase came with all necessary parts especially when my car is British, it saved money, time, and frustration (and they all came for free!!). Even with the instruction of how to remove the stock audio, it was true one-stop shopping. The music quality is great on my normal 4-speaker system. With the installation kits, fitting is almost perfect (wish the stereo face can be more perfectly flushed but I am satisfied). Sound is loud enough. Equalizer is nothing special. It has some preset sound modes and seems to be doing their jobs. Many buttons and many functions - I don't think I will use half of it but using basic functions are no-brainier. I have iPod but use Android phone so have not experience with its USB connection for iPod yet. But the Bluetooth connection with my Android phone does pretty much everything including displaying music info. Bluetooth audio quality is great. Also, the included microphone (rear connected) is sensitive and picks up your voice pretty well. I still have not decided where to mount it but I will figure it out. Overall, one of the best-value purchases for me this year!

    Pros: Values; almost impossible to find this quality, this functions, and this much parts supply at this price Easy installation; Plug and play. Since the wiring adapter was provided by Crutchfield, I was able to connect the adapter to the connector from JVC then just plug in. Illumination color: very many color options for illumination. So, whichever your car interior illumination color is for other parts of your dash board, you will be able to find a similar color

    Cons: (Someone mentioned) Wish the clock is always on even when the stereo is turned off (Someone mentioned) Bluetooth is not built in but included meaning the rear USB is occupied. Wish it is built-in instead Bluetooth connect is a bit tricky - it is hit or miss. It normally takes 5~10sec after the engine is turned on but if your phone is not paired after than, most likely you will have to turn off the stereo and turn it back on.

    Great receiver for the money!

    Mr. Taylor from Derby KS on 7/27/2013

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace the stock monsoon receiver in my wife's 05 Grand Prix. I have to say that the Crutchfield team is amazing. The unit fit perfectly, the Tech Support was awesome, and even with stock speakers it made a huge difference on the sound quality. Well worth the price and great sound quality... Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Quality and Price

    Cons: None

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Leonard K from Bellingham WA on 7/27/2013

    2006 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My sound system is quality, it sounds really good and its easy to work with and I am very happy with it.



    great radio

    jh from pleasant view,tn on 7/24/2013

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

    second one I have bought from Crutchfield, because this is my second car I have purchased, it has a great price, looks great and easy to install.



    JVC KW-R800BT

    Phil from Sanford, FL on 7/24/2013

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

    OEM radio for my 2001 Toyota Camry double din no longer worked and found the JVC KW-R800BT as one of many replacement options. So far it has been a great product. Can't beat the price, free shipping, and awesome customer service. Very easy to install with the included free factory radio harness. I had questions about bypassing the factory amp. Dolly, my sales rep, helped to reassure me on how the harness would bypass the factory amp and where to locate for removal. If you are looking for a OEM replacement radio, this unit has all the bells and whistles. If you have a smartphone and like to listen to music, make or receive calls on the road, need a USB port to charge your device and also hear your GPS enabled device provide you directions over your car audio system, this is the device for you.

    Pros: Bluetooth streaming, BT hands free, Pandora, variable/customize lights for buttons and display, variable equalizer for low, mid and highs, rear amp out for stereo speaker or subwoofers/built in preamp, high pass filter for cabin speakers to allow all low freq to be channeled into subs, great sound quality even with stock OEM speakers, easy to use and simple user interface.

    Cons: All features/options are hidden and needs to be unlocked even to adjust bass and treble. Good if you have kids.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Jose G. from Corpus Christi, TX on 7/20/2013

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

    Installed this unit in my '10 Malibu. Installation was a breeze, pairing to my iPhone..a cinch..sound quality very good over stock. Best bang for the buck, ie great value. Highly recommended. No it doesn't have touch screen, nav, DVD, but if you want the basics. This is for you

    Pros: bluetooth, bass very good, value

    Cons: none

    Immediate excellence!

    PeterG from Faribault, MN on 7/19/2013

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this to upgrade my stereo in my Ford F-150. Shipping was fast and as expected. I paid for next day air and it arrived on time. Items were packaged in the box securely and nothing was backordered, which was nice. Installation of unit was quite simple. I managed to get everything to fit and work on the first go so I was pretty stoked about that. Instructions that came, both from Crutchfield and with the unit itself were easy to follow and understand. I've only played with the unit for a little bit, but it seems very nice. Sound quality is great, especially when streaming from Bluetooth. I use an Android phone with CyanogenMod 10.1.2 installed for my streaming and it works perfectly. Pairing was effortless. I can also use my favourite media player instead of a JVC branded player. I like this because my preferred player is better. I don't get tags showing up, but that's my fault, not a problem with JVC. CDs work to be expected. Radio works just like expected. Lots of presets. Almost too many! The colour effects are cool! There are a lot of options and settings to play with and that can get overwhelming for someone who is very OCD like I am. Once again, not a JVC problem.

    Pros: Everything worked out of the box; sound is excellent; bluetooth is well done and works perfectly; phone calling is clear and works fine; remote isn't too overwhelming and works for what it needs to do.

    Cons: Lots of different options can be overwhelming; installation can be tricky.

    This Is The One.......

    MikeN from Warrior, AL on 7/19/2013

    2005 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect fit in a Vibe. Higher power than most other brands (important if no amp is used). Sound quality and reception is excellent. Bluetooth works flawlessly. Menus easy to navigate. Better than expected.

    Pros: Listed above

    Cons: Very glossy display

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Rico from Phila. Pa. on 7/19/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Only 2 complaints about the JVC KW-R800BT. 1: Radio should show the time when the radio is off, like OEM. 2: When making changes using the menu button, it seems the time is affected. have to reset the time.

    Pros: Plenty of power over OEM Numerous features.

    Cons: No clock function when the unit is off, unlike the OEM units.

    Replacement For Factory Stereo

    g from Swansboro, NC on 7/17/2013

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Have been searching for last 6 to 8 months looking for a good head unit. Have had good luck in past with JVC products. Still waiting to try all the options available to this unit, ie...the Bluetooth. Thoroughly pleased with the unit so far.

    Pros: Ease to navigate through system. Sound quality better than factory stereo. Quality product. Great sound.

    Cons: Not an exact fit. Problem can be from car manufacturer side. Does not quite sit flush. Have moved all wiring out of way. But rear of unit hits inside of dash. But close enough to get me by.

    Excellent sound and value

    z31fanatic from Perkasie, PA on 7/16/2013

    2001 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My factory CD Radio sounded terrible in my 2001 Xterra so I decided to get a new double DIN head unit and new speakers. I researched a bit and I narrowed it down to two units, this one and a Kenwood unit. I went with the JVC because the Kenwood has a 500 folder limit if you're playing music from a USB thumb drive. My 128 GB USB drive has 950 folders. I love the fact that I have all of my 850 CDs ripped into a little USB thumb drive that I can take with me anywhere. The JVC unit reads and plays all of my files with no problems. I wish the Bluetooth was built into the unit but the adapter works well enough that I am not going to take any points off. The biggest surprise was the difference in sound compared to the stock radio. Big big difference. Sometimes I think maybe I shouldn't get new speakers. That's how big the difference was. Installation was very easy in my car. I didn't even need the installation kit. It was a direct fit. I want to add that the Crutchfield service is top notch as it has always been. Their prices are not the best but when you add the free wiring kit and the dashboard bezel that they give you for free (together with installation instructions) it makes it worth it paying a bit more for great customer service. I have bought all my car stereo components for my cars from Crutchfield and will continue to do so in the future.

    Pros: Good value, plays all my music from a 128 gb usb thumb drive, great sound imrovement over the stock unit.

    Cons: Bluetooth not built-in.


    DanP from Burgettstown on 7/15/2013

    2004 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great car audio for the price. The folks at Crutchfield are awesome!! Had a couple install issues and they walked me through them with ease... Extremely knowledgeable staff.

    Pros: Great Value, Great Sound, and Cool Color Schemes available to match your cars stock lighting.

    Cons: Unless your an audio junkie the radio features can be a bit confusing.

    Replaced my factory stereo in sunfire from Ohio on 7/9/2013

    2005 Pontiac Sunfire
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I chose this after many round trips and rethinking about what speaker to get. One of the adviors on here explained how much he loved it after he installed it so i gave it a shot and absolutely love it. The features are full and will require you to read up about how to work all of them. The Bluetooth is awesome and also works well when you get a call from one of your people. The aux and usb are all great and give excellent playback quality. Worth for people who want a double din without the screen. I have not went and learned all of the features as of now but that what makes this unit worth it , don't thing twice!

    Pros: Bluetooth Microphone for Bluetooth connectivity Color Changing customization Two bluetooth connections (Works sometimes) Just a good looking unit!

    Cons: Some of the means of navigation could be better

    Great product

    ChrisB from Newport News, VA on 7/8/2013

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

    A great stereo overall. I looked at others about 2 years ago but my wife didn't really think she needed the upgrade. Now she has a new car and I have her SUV which now had a broken factory CD player. This was in my price range and had more a lot of features that weren't available even two years ago in this price range. Overall a great unit and easy to install. Be prepared to read the operator's manual however if you want to get most of the features of this unit.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds great. Clear bluetooth connection for both phone and voice. Good controls for Pandora and iPhone.

    Cons: I had to remount the microphone (included) in the corner of the roof near the visor on the pillar. The first location I tried (near the gauge cluster) didn't sound very good. Moving the mic fixed that easily.

    Right Sound; Right Price

    Brad R. from Tipton, Ia. on 7/7/2013

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

    Easy to use functions. Great tone shaping abilities. Display color options. Bluetooth. The whole thing works great. I was not disappointed at all.

    Pros: easy use. great price. Bluetooth.

    Cons: Some of the buttons have that "flimsy/ low quality" feel... but that's plastic for ya, lol. Everything DOES function well though.

    Replacement for factory unit

    Don C from Phoenix, AZ on 7/4/2013

    2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It looks great and sounds so much better then the radio that it replaced (factory unit 2004 GMC Sierra). I just installed it a week ago so I am still playing around with it and I have yet to try the cd player. I will come back later after I have had more time to try all of the functions.

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: None yet

    Perfect Solution for my iPhone

    Lake Guy from Fairland, OK on 6/30/2013

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

    I needed a deck that easily interfaced with my iPod so that I could do audio books and my CDs without having to fumble with the discs while driving. I also wanted a hands-free solution through bluetooth for handling calls. This JVC model hit tops in satisfying all my needs, as well as providing great sound and am/fm receiver features. I ran the rear USB using the provided cable to my glovebox ... I use it for my blue tooth, I could use it for my ipod and the ipod would always be out of sight in the glove box. Installation was a snap, particularly with the screw-on wire connectors I ordered to go with the kit. I had one small problem installing the adapter for the steering wheel controls--within 5 minutes I had it fixed with the competent help of the tech support team at Cruthfield.

    Pros: Easy to install Included blue tooth, which was easy to sync with my iphone and blackberry Supports two concurrent blue tooth sessions Using a small thumb drive, I can keep my audio books all on one small usb drive that is practically out of sight.

    Cons: It doesn't self-install!

    Great Factory Replacement

    PatrickP from Durham, NC on 6/22/2013

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

    I finally decided to go back to a double-din unit after initially replacing the factory one with a single din. I have not been disappointed. For the features packed into the unit, the value is exceptional. The 2 USB ports are a plus, although you lose the rear one to the bluetooth adapter (which is included). The sound quality is so much of an improvement over other units I have looked at and the number of equalizer presets helps you find the best one for your listening tastes without having to spend a lot of time tweaking settings manually. The loudness setting has been improved on by JVC also. The menus can be a little confusing at first (and frustrating at times) to learn. It took me a few days of playing with the unit before I learned all of the menus. But once you do get them down, the operation is fairly easy and innovative. The instructions provide a great detailed mapping of the operation of the unit. The design is sleek and melds well with the dashboard. The color settings help you to personalize the look of the lights to match what your current dash lights are or you can use a custom color. You also have the ability to set different colors for different zones and a separate color to notify you of incoming calls from connected bluetooth phones (pretty cool actually). As far as the build quality, it is solid. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone looking to get rid of a factory double-din unit

    Pros: Features, price, and quality (sound and build).

    Cons: Menus take a little getting used to, especially if you are moving over from an older JVC unit. Once learned though, they become a Pro.

    Great Receiver

    Greg C from Palmdale on 6/10/2013

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

    JVC has made great inroads to produce a high quality receiver with BlueTooth technology and the Score Big!!!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    JVC KW-R800BT

    RB Meridian from Idaho on 6/7/2013

    1998 Isuzu Rodeo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice feature cool colors great sound easy to use

    Pros: Ease of instalation

    Cons: non yet


    GeneN from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on 6/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks and sounds good so far. Lots of features. Had to do a manual reset within 24 hours, but I'm hoping it was nothing serious. Usb and bluetooth are nice options. Bought this for all the 5 star reviews. I'll update later if any problems arise.

    Pros: Build quality, ease of use, 20 watt RMS per channel

    Cons: manual rest within 24 hours but might not be an issue

    Great cd receiver

    Arnold,M from Brunswick,Md. on 5/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This JVC CD Receiver is outstanding,the sound quality is superior it put the stock radio to shame,and even the stock speakers sound 100% better. Norm at Crutchfield was very professional in helping me with my order and answering all my questions.Very satisfied customer and Thank You Norm.

    Pros: Everything:

    Cons: None:

    great headunit

    Ray from ill on 5/25/2013

    2012 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    its been a while since I had it installed ,wanted to wait to get a good feel of it before writing a review so here it is, I love this thing , im no audio expert but im able to adjust the sound a lot more then stereo's I have had before and I love the fact that different eq settings can be set for each source (radio,cd,usb) , there are so many settings then i am use to that im still learning some of the controls , that's why i gave it 4 stars for ease of use ,I could have put it in myself but its a new car and if something went wrong I would rather it be someone else's fault, and due to the different colors you can choose it matches my dash lights perfectly, I have had 2 phones connected to the Bluetooth with no problems, so as of now I have nothing bad to say about this stereo. p.s. I would like to give crutchfield 5 stars for there help on getting the right installation gear for my car

    Pros: different eq settings for each source,many different display and button colors

    Cons: none

    Great unit

    achmafooma from South Riding, VA on 5/24/2013

    2008 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great double-DIN unit. I used it to replace the stock unit in my 2008 Subaru Outback so I could have Bluetooth calling and play MP3's off USB sticks. It works great. My complaints, such as they are, are all very minor. I would like it if the Bluetooth was fully integrated instead of taking up my USB port. I would like it if the Bluetooth dongle didn't have a green blinking LED in it that clashes with my carefully-set OEM-matched unit colors. I would like a less-reflective face, since it washes out a bit in some light conditions. I wish it didn't have to spend a minute re-scanning my USB stick every time I turn on the car (my wife's car, a Mini with an OEM stereo, only has to re-scan USB sticks when you change its contents...normally it picks up the music immediately when you start the car). These are tiny little complaints though. Overall I'm very, very happy with the unit. I especially like that the colors are all configurable so you can get a good, near-OEM look...even if your OEM does weird things. My Subaru has white labels on the dash during the day, but they illuminate red at night. This unit let me match that behavior nearly perfectly, with a bit of patient configuration.

    Pros: Great unit, modernize an older car with Bluetooth and USB stick support

    Cons: Too reflective, has to spend a minute re-scanning USB sticks every time you start the car before the music starts.

    JVC KW-R800BT - Great Head Unit!

    Mario R from Dobbs Ferry, NY on 5/20/2013

    2002 Volkswagen Golf
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I chose this head unit because it works with the Sirius Connect system for the Sirius portable radio tuner (with lifetime subscription) that I have had for a few years. The Crutchfield-supplied wiring harness and attached black box (for my 2002 VW Golf with Monsoon system) was easy to connect. I wound up not using the Crutchfield installation sleeve because it would have been difficult to remove the unit for repairs of modifications - fortunately, the JVC installation sleeve worked just perfectly. The JVC unit performs flawlessly: bluetooth telephone, front USB for music, Sirius interface via Sirius Connect. Sound is excellent, better than the factory unit, which was fairly good. The color options allow me to match the display and buttons to the VW instruments, and the display automatically dims when the headlight switch is turned on at night. Controls are very intuitive - even my wife is not intimidated! This system is well-integrated, and works as well as the factory unit (Sirius/bluetooth/media port) in my 2011 Jetta Sportwagen.

    Pros: excellent sound, appearance, system integration, intuitive controls

    Cons: none

    JVC KW-R800BT

    kreg from casper wy on 5/19/2013

    2007 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Simple install. Great customer service with Crutch field. Stereo has some really cool options.



    So Far, So good!

    Danielle from Brooklyn, NY on 5/18/2013

    2004 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace the factory receiver in my 2004 Subaru Forester. After wiring the harness to the receiver connection, everything else was mostly a snap. This is my first receiver installation and its pretty simple. It sounds great, looks very nice, and fits perfectly. There are A LOT of functions, so read the book. Seriously. Things to take note: Even if you don't have a power antenna, wire the JVC blue/white wire to the harness blue wire otherwise AM will not come in. (I had to call Tech Support for this, and they were very helpful.) There will be a few plugs you take out of the factory stereo that will not be needed for this one. (I left them back there for possible future use.) You need to remove the outside metal pocket from this receiver before attached the brackets from the factory one. Connect the battery and make sure everything works before replacing all of the paneling and plugging in everything else (hazard power, lighter, A/C, etc). Then, disconnect it again and reattach the other stuff to avoid having to go back in if, for instance, your AM is not working. Don't forget to removed CDs from the factory receiver. Yeah, I did that.

    Pros: Great sound, looks good, not too difficult to install.


    Very Nice

    Achilles48 from TampaBayArea on 5/16/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We desperately needed to find a replacement for the factory job. Bluetooth for the iPHONE & Music was essential. We tried a single DIN unit, the the complexity of a feature rich system made controlling that a hazard. The solution was a Double DIN device that had multiple control buttons and large Display. Crutchfield always has the best price for what5 I want when I want it. The JVC KW-R800BT just happened to be on sale the day I called in. I ordered it and it was here in 3 days. The sound is great... we are running 4 coax Polk 6.5" speakers. The large buttons combined with the Steering wheel interface make changing sources, muting, answering a call very easy and minimally distracting. Even the remote is handy and doesnt require you to look at it to operate. And It was easy to install (that's what the Geeks said).

    Pros: Great prince, solid sound (source EQ is great), large display and the blue tooth is working fine (now that we know what it will do)

    Cons: Display does not display in Neg Mode so I can look at dark letters/num. on a light screen. No programmable multifunction buttons. Phone has too much echo and not enough troubleshooting to fix it.

    Advertised as promised

    Elgin from Lacey, WA on 5/13/2013

    2004 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product does what is advertised. However, it can be a little confusing trying to get your ipod to function properly. It does not always attach successfully. Even though Crutchfield said it would fit my car, I had to modify the surrounding trimplate of the car so it would fit once the radio was installed. But everything else works great. For the price I feel that this is a great product. I would recommend it to anyone who is on a budget, but demands quality.

    Pros: Color options, Bluetooth equipped, sound quality, Ipod/Ipad, android compatible, cost, multiple USB ports.

    Cons: Ipod controls confusing.

    Great Buy

    MG from Sacramento, CA on 5/12/2013

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

    I replaced the factory radio in my 2006 Nissan Xterra with this one. I've used it for a few weeks now and it works great. The factory radio sounded terrible and this one brings my speakers to life. Multiple preset sound settings allow for custom optimization as well as user-defined settings. The Bluetooth works well and recognizes 2 phones continuously. What really sold me on this radio, aside from the positive reviews, was the ability to change the display color to match the red and orange lighting Nissan uses. Additionally, the dimmer settings are great too. There are day and night settings, as well as a feature that dims when using headlights/parking lights. The only complaint I have is that the display tends to wash out in direct sunlight due to the high-gloss display and the angle at which the radio is mounted. Overall, this radio does a lot for not much money, and I highly recommend it.

    Pros: Bluetooth, multiple display color options, ease of use, sound quality, display, price

    Cons: High-gloss screen that washes out in sunlight

    Great radio

    royl52 from Winchester,Va on 5/6/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks great !! And sounds 10 x better than my 2004 Silverado factory unit and now I can say I have Bose !!

    Pros: You pick the readout colors full or split upper and lower adjustable and the Bluetooth is a big plus!!!

    Cons: none

    Very very happy customer!!!

    DebbieH from Georgia on 5/1/2013

    2006 Pontiac Torrent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this radio! When my factory radio broke, I started looking for something new. Someone at work recommended your website. I was very happy with how user friendly it is! It was even better being able to put in the make and model of my car to find what would fit. When I had a question, the live chat was incredible. Even though my question was a bit stupid, the representative didn't make me feel stupid. I can't say much about the ease of install because my brother did that for me. It didn't take him very long to install, and he thought the kit that came with it fit perfectly. I really love the unit though. It is easy to use. So far I have not had any problems. One thing that I did not expect at all was the handwritten thank you post card from Crutchfield that arrived in my mailbox a week later!! That is what I call good customer service!!!

    Pros: I love the bluetooth and all the colors for the display! The sound is great too! I thought I might need new speakers too, but now I don't think so!

    Cons: None so far

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Anonymous from venice florida on 4/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excellent radio, crutchfield support was very helpful and the everything they sent fit perfect



    Sprucing up my 99 outback...

    JimM from Taylors SC on 4/25/2013

    2003 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced the stock af/fm/cassette & dvd combo in my 99 subaru legacy outback with the KW-R800BT.. I've been a Crutchfield customer since 1977, and once again I'm very pleased with my purchase. Crutchfield's fit information warned that the unit would not fit....but it does indeed fit perfectly. The unit is everything I expected.... and now I have iphone connectivity via bluetooth! Actually...I have two of these units...Purchased the same for my 2003 Chevrolet s10 zr2.....

    Pros: Build quality, sound, controls, bluetooth

    Cons: None.... it's a nice unit.

    Hands down the best radio

    eric c from trumbull,ct on 4/21/2013

    2001 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i installed this radio is a 2001 Subaru Outback. The factory stereo had horrible reception and sound quality. this unit works great. The reception and sound are far better than the factory unit. easy install and setup. bluetooth works amazing. sounds better than my 2009 Lexus. i cant believe you get this great radio at this amazing price.

    Pros: bluetooth ease of use fit and finsih

    Cons: none

    nice unit

    mike from AR on 4/19/2013

    2012 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    nice priduct. very happy.



    good unit

    dacopela from North Carolina on 4/18/2013

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

    JVC produces units that work well and are generally intuitive to use. This one is no exception. It's a nice double DIN that sounds good with stock speakers and a sub because of the ability to shape its sound. It works well with my Casio phone via Bluetooth with my stored music and with Pandora and was an easy fit in a Tacoma.



    Dont look no further

    Ben236 from Florida on 4/18/2013

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

    All the features you need.

    Pros: connect your IPod and your phone.

    Cons: Phone voice levels are low, need to turn up the volumn to hear them talking.

    nice for the price

    Joe from Ottumwa, Ia on 4/18/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    nice stereo for the price, sounds way better than the factory. Takes awhile to figure control, but bluetooth works great with my smartphone.

    Pros: perfect fit in my silverado, great sound

    Cons: controls a little tricky at first

    Great Car Stereo and Blue Tooth device

    Rick P from Bedford, NH on 4/16/2013

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great radio. I installed it into my Tacoma double cab long bed pick up (2009) without difficulty. The factory installed radio came out easily. I had originally ordered the wrong wiring harnesses for the new radio. I had to wait for these and once they arrived - Bingo. The sound is great. The blue tooth is terrific. I can easily make hands free calls with my I phone that is a tremendous plus. I can also listen to my Pandora App and I tunes on my I phone through the Bluetooth device and the sound quality is terrific. We're going to by another JVC for my son's Tacoma as well. Great Value and sound.

    Pros: Great sound, fits well and neatly into the Tacoma. Bluetooth is great with my I phone.

    Cons: Wiring took time. This was my first radio installation, however.

    Great Value and supports Iphone 5

    That VA - Guy from Reston on 4/16/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is a great value for the money. It has a build quality, great features, and a front / rear USB port for your smartphone. The sound quality is good even with factory speakers. You can't beat it for the price!!!!

    Pros: Cool colers to choose from. Bluetooth supports Iphone 5. Two USB ports 1 front - 1 rear. Crutchfield support is excellent.

    Cons: Changing channels with buttons versus a knob is a little annoying while driving, but not a deal breaker. You will have to read the instructions to learn some basic features that you should be able to figure out without the instructions. Still a fantastic buy either way.

    Love this JVC KW-R800BT so far!

    Kevin from Kailua, HI on 4/13/2013

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

    It's only been in my 2003 Toyota Tundra for a day, but from install to use on my first drive with it, I'm extremely happy. I like the way you can customize the colors to look more like the stock dash board lighting so it really looks less aftermarket and a little classier. It sync'd up right away with my iPhone as I wanted it to and i was able to immediately begin making calls hands- free. No more ear-buds or blue tooth ear pieces! Crutchfield also did a great job in setting me on the right path with all the things I needed to install it in my truck. Its really quite amazing how good they are, and when I got to a spot where I had a question, I online chat'd them and followed up with a phone call to a tech and within 60 seconds he helped me see a step I overlooked. I'm a happy customer. I'll prolly be back to upgrade my wife's stock system next. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Customizable colors in all displays and buttons. Option to silence button beeps, ease of set up, USB on the back and front, Aux input right on the front, comes with an optional microphone

    Cons: Shiny black plastic in places. I'd prefer matted black. That's all I can come up with.

    Easily worth the money

    Chris from Appleton, WI on 4/13/2013

    2007 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I mainly bought this particular receiver as it was the least expensive double DIN that had USB front and rear, and fit my car. I had no use for bluetooth (or so I thought) I just wanted to hook up a USB device with tons of music to the rear port and charge my phone off the front. It does everything I wanted it to do and then some. The FM brings in more stations than the factory radio, plus stations that used to seem a bit weak are clearer now. All the controls and features are very easy to use. I wouldn't go so far as to call them intuitive but it only took me a half dozen trips to the instruction manual to get it up and running and fully programmed. I even programmed the display colors to match my cars dash lighting. Oh, I almost forgot. I paired my phone to this receiver just because I could and to see what all the fuss over bluetooth was about. Frankly I won't be without it now. It's sooo "Star Trek". Kirk out.

    Pros: Good power for stock speakers that need a little help. Good list of useful features without being overly complicated. Love having bluetooth and USB hookups.

    Cons: I started by trying a USB computer hard drive like you would use for computer back-ups. I reformatted a Toshiba Canvio 320 GB to FAT32 and filled it with music. It worked but too slow. It took 10 to 15 minutes to read the drive and start playing music. every time you turned it on. This is a function of the receiver and not the drive as a tried it on my wife's Sony unit and it read much faster. It's really a moot point as though as USB's are much bigger and cheaper now.

    Great Unit

    Orcish L from Great Bend, KS on 4/13/2013

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

    Replaced a single din pioneer unit that I will be moving to my 96 Ranger. Love the big display, and the colors, and especially, the day/ night colors option. Wiring kit was excellent as always. I had to chop up the plastic install kit way more than shown, but it is a well built, good look ing install. I got the idatalink Maestro steering wheel control adapter and it is fantastic! Other than a couple of place where I miss read the instructions, it was slick, quick, and just WORKS! The iPod control is quite good. On this installation, I moved the location from the armrest storage area into the glove box. Easier to run the wires as I don't have to remove the center console.Haven't used the bluetooth yet. (Just installed today) But it paired on the second try, and again, the problem was with me, not the equipment! I wish the unit displayed the time in more of its iPod modes, and it would be nice if it showed the time when it is turned off while the vehicle is running.

    Pros: Looks great, fairly simple installation, and I really like the sound. Even through stock speakers. Can not say enough about the steering wheel adapter!

    Cons: I bought it because it was HD ready, and the HD adapter has been discontinued. The installer kit took some hacking to make it work, but it is good quality when it goes in. It is a little complex to learn, but the instructions are decent. To make it easier, I downloaded the PDF on to my iPad.

    What are you waiting for

    Noob from Knoxville TN on 4/8/2013

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been wanting to upgrade to a hands free system for a long time now but didn't know where to start and how to wire it. I am a noob. Crutchfield's web site and advisors are great! What fit, what doesn't fit and what will fit with mods, etc... I had completed my research via Crutchfield's web site and found all of the adaptors I need to keep my steering controls and door chime etc... Sure I could have went to Wal-Mart or somewhere to save a few bucks but I wanted the lifetime support and glad I did because I used the advisor to walk me through something I goofed on during the install of the steering wheel control. Super support group! Anyway, the JVC awesome product. I didn't realize how outdated my OEM radio was. Hands free phone, and interfaces with my EVO LTE great. Pandora rocks! Call clarity! The unit really gave my 2006 Silverado crew cab a facelift. Thanks Crutchfield for helping me choose this JVC unit.

    Pros: Call clairty, phone interface, looks great, quality sound, ease of use.

    Cons: ???

    Cant Be Beat for the $$$

    Anarchy from Greenville, SC on 4/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner that i use strictly for work. I needed bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free phone usage, and considering it's just an older, high-mileage work vehicle, i wanted to do this on a budget. This unit surpassed my expectations. Color Setting "16" makes the head blend in perfectly with the factory, orange dash lighting, and the bluetooth, radio and cd sound quality are excellent. I haven't experienced any of the "glare" problems other reviewers noted, despite an abundance of glass in the vehicle. Installation was quick and easy (about a 1.5 hrs start to finish) even with my general lack of experience in car audio installation. Looks very nice and clean, and works wonderfully with my iPhone 4S. Unit came in 2 days from Crutchfield with all necessary harnesses and adapters. Overall, I'm very pleased with the entire experience.



    JVC KW-R800BT

    jeff c from moss point ,ms on 4/3/2013

    2000 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i have used many high end, more expensive stereos in the past. for the money this is the best stereo i have ever bought. i now have it in two cars.

    Pros: easy to use, great options and bluetooth is great

    Cons: none

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Hutch from Lee, Fl on 3/29/2013

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

    JVC...That's what's up!

    Pros: I don't know about Mike or Frank..But I say, if your on the fence..."Pop on it"! Great unit!

    Cons: None


    Ben from Westfield, MA on 3/27/2013

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

    Great head unit. I chose the double din because I had a large opening to fill. It really fits the dash nice. I like the layout alot, especially the big volume knob. It is not too difficult to navigate around the menus and the words are big and easy to read. I paired this unit with 4 Infinity 6832cf coaxials and combined the system sounds great! Bluetooth is a really nice feature and the microphone is good. I especially like the customizable colors as well as the 31 dimming settings since I don't like bright interior lights at night.

    Pros: Good price Easy to use Sounds great Looks sharp Very customizable


    JVC KW-R800BT

    Rob from Hawaii on 3/26/2013

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

    Great product!!. I needed to get a bluetooth car stereo and this one fits the bill just great. Easy to use and easy to program. It was easy to install and easy to operate. That's just too easy!!!

    Pros: Easy to use. Bluetooth always connects once programmed. buttons are large and easy to see and control. Value was great for what your getting. Sounds pretty good too.

    Cons: Would've liked to have a little more control of sound quality but it's great nonetheless.

    And now a happy wife...

    Charles #8 from Rindge, NH on 3/25/2013

    2001 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My wife and I are just about to leave on a 2 yr trip around the US, and she said it would be great if my truck had Siruis XM radio! Well, my truck is a 2001 Ford F350 Lariat, and my search for a Siruis radio led to small devices mounted to the dash using a FM station to get sound out the stock radio - not the optimum way to go. Thankfully, Crutchfield sold this JVC radio that is Siruis radio ready, and with the help of their expert install techs on the phone, it was installed in less than a day and it works and looks GREAT!! Very pleased, and ready to travel with a happy wife...priceless!

    Pros: Sirius XM radio ready, great sound, expert customer technical support on the phone during install

    Cons: So many features need to read the manual - lol

    Great Radio at a low price!!!!!!

    AJones from Prospect,VA on 3/24/2013

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

    I use to be a Pioneer Man until about 3years ago then i tried JVC been hooked ever since to me they have a better sound and a much higher quality. This raido is easy to set up and has alot of cool features with Bluetooth once you set up you can play your music off your phone with any wires and of course get phone calls. JVC paired with Crutchfield Life time tech support you cant get a better radio or a better place to buy. Thank You for your A++++++ customer service :)

    Pros: Easy set up Great Quality

    Cons: None that i Know of

    its great!!!!!!

    D Randall from Warrenton GA on 3/23/2013

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

    I am very pleased with my purchase. Its a wonderful stereo



    Much more than expected!

    Anonymous from yulee, fl on 3/23/2013

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

    I finally upgraded my '04 Tacoma's stock "premium" radio with this JVC. I never realized that when I purchased the "premium" stereo option from the dealer, it was a speaker upgrade, not a head upgrade. The fidelity and range I'm hearing is something I didn't expect from my speakers. Pretty amazing, very impressed! Controls and settings are reasonably straight-forward if you take a couple of minutes and read the user's manual. The hardest part of the installation was cleanly routing the hands-free mic ( which would be the case with any receiver). Wiring diagrams/cross-over guide and harness from Crutch was easy to read and wired with heavier gauge copper than the JVC harness end. I'm not a flashy person, so visual effects are not important. Functionality is. Both I-phones paired easily, with little prompting. Obviously, a lot more features than I'm accustomed to, so a learning curve is to be expected. The product is just what I expected from a quality JVC head, and the value offered by Crutchfield is exceptional. Shipping was extraordinarily fast, product/vehicle specific info was accurate, and I have no doubts about customer support (based on the testimonials of friends who have purchased from Crutch.) Crutchfield's praises were sung to me by a close friend, which is the primary reason I looked to them first. It's hard to find a company that can offer this much value, selection, and (MOST IMPORTANTLY) SERVICE! Which speaks volumes for this business's mantra!

    Pros: No install issues, great product for the everyday person who likes the sound of luxury for a steal

    Cons: If I had something to complain about... what where the stock specifications of my old head unit (RMS wattage, etc)

    Amazing upgrade!!

    Wally from Maine on 3/21/2013

    This unit is an amazing upgrade! From step one crutchfield was awesome! Order came in a day and a half!! I installed it in a 98 Buick LeSabre, and install of the stereo was a breeze! Only complaint was installing steering wheel control interface (but that is a separate product)

    Pros: Easy install, best of todays inputs, easy to use

    Cons: None so far!

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Dale from Viola, AR on 3/21/2013

    1999 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice Receiver/CD Player for the money. Looks cool and sounds good.




    PeterS from Jupiter, Fl on 3/21/2013

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great, Bluetooth works as promised-Hands free once set up correctly/ Pandora is automatic once set up correctly. JVC Tech support is great and helped a lot with both wiring & operation questions.Original truck radio was great but had 2005 technology. Bought this instead of a new truck & saved $48,000.00

    Pros: Greeat sound, Bluetooth works as promised. Pandora is automatic.Great tech support from JVC.

    Cons: Not intutive takes patience to learn how to use. Hard to see display during daytime regardless of color chosen.

    I like it

    justrope from nipomo ca on 3/19/2013

    2003 GMC Sierra Denali
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is a great unit at a reasonable price

    Pros: great sound through the existing Bose system, Bluetooth is strong ,I phone Pandora is great

    Cons: A little difficult to figure out how to personalize your settings and forget calling JVC only confuses you more just call the Crutchfield tech support awesome people

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    David from Meade, KS on 3/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wow-I am very happy with my new stereo and especially with tech support from Crutchfield! Had an issue with the installation as I have never done this before, messed around trying to figure it out on my own and did not accomplish anything. Called in and the tech helped me step by step with getting my stereo installed- amazing support! As far as the unit itself I am very happy with it also. I bought it mainly for the Bluetooth and the I-pod capabilities as my truck had neither option on it. The JVC unit sounds so much better than the stock stereo and has a lot more features. You do need to take the time to get familiar with how to navigate thru the menu to be able to enjoy all the features it has to offer. It looks great in my dash-looks like I paid to have it professionally installed!

    Pros: Bluetooth user friendly, works great with my I-phone for music, also Pandora works very nice thru new stereo

    Cons: Must familiarize yourself with menu to get the most out of the features

    Great unit

    JasonH from Killbuck,OH on 3/12/2013

    This was a huge upgrade from stock in my cobalt. The colors are awesome, the EQ is great, it's easy to use, the bluetooth is crisp, clear, and responsive. 5 stars all the way. Only had to call crutchfield once during installation and the guy had me going in less than a minute. So impressed with the experience through Crutchfield.

    Pros: Sound, look, bluetooth, quality, adjustability.

    Cons: at night it's almost too bright of a display even when dimmed out.

    Joey wires

    Joe from Netcong, NJ on 2/26/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have a 2003 Avalanche, stock unit broke. New one sounds horrible when volume gets turned above 30 (50 is max). I'd rather have my Bose back.

    Pros: Love the Bluetooth

    Cons: Sounds horrible above 30

    Hard to see in the day

    Shawn from Aurora Texas 76078 on 2/10/2013

    2011 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Unit fit perfect in my tundra. Great doing an blue tooth works great.

    Pros: Nice choice of colors at night and great sound. Bt and external mic are great

    Cons: Can not see the display during the day unless you look straight at the unit. From an angle, it is hard to see even with lights turned up

    Good unit (Pandora works great over blue tooth)

    DanL from Winnemucca, NV on 2/8/2013

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this unit to have blue tooth in my 2005 F150. The installation was straight forward and easy. The only issue I had was I had to get longer screws to hold the radio in the truck. Longer screws were provided with the ford bracket, but those were still not long enough. The blue tooth works great. I am using a Galaxy S3 phone. The best thing is how Pandora works. You can use the radio to start Pandora by setting the unit to blue tooth input. You then push the preset #3 button, which is labelled "Pandora". This will start Pandora on my phone. You can then use the various buttons on the radio unit to control Pandora (Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Skip, Channel Select, Pause). When you are listening to Pandora when you shut off your car it will automatically restart when you start your car back up. Very nice feature. The description on the radio does say that you can control Pandora with an IPhone, but with my S3 phone I am fully able to control it also.

    Pros: Android control of Pandora through blue tooth


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    skl100 from oklahoma on 2/4/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excelent, great quality for the money. love it!

    Pros: everything!

    Cons: mic could be more sensitive

    Great unit, with one problem

    MikeM from Salina, KS on 2/2/2013

    2012 Suzuki Equator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this as a replacement for the rental car radio that is the default in my Suzuki Equator. The sound quality is remarkable compared to what I was listening to. Without changing speakers, it sounds like a whole new car. After a day, makes me want to splurge and upgrade the door speakers to see what it sounds like. I have been using the "Loud" mode that adjusts the sound mix for listening to music at lower volumes, and that's a great feature. I did have to dial back the Bass a bit as it was flooding the factory speakers, but with a minor tweak it's amazing. The installation went pretty good, the bluetooth module is a piece of cake, and the only real external thing for the bluetooth is the microphone, which I ran up inside rubber door trim on the A pillar and placed at the top of the windshield. Pairing with my phone, a Galaxy SIII was simple. I did run into a problem at first using the phone book for my phone, till I noticed my phone asking for permission to share the phone book. Note to self, watch phone display when configuring new services. Using a IPod Classic, can pick play lists, skip songs, repeat / shuffle songs all without using the IPod controls. When advancing through songs, it displays the song number in the playlist at first so you have to wait a second for the titles to catch up. Much better sound quality than I was getting using a charge cable / aux input in my last vehicle.

    Pros: The ability to customize screen colors is neat, the bluetooth works well, control of a Classic IPOD is wonderful (it is limited in how much of the playlist title it displays), and it's simple to operate while driving.

    Cons: My main negative is that the colors of the display wash out in bright sun. I saw that another owner with a Nissan Frontier (sister truck to the Equator) had the same issue. Wish the display had a high contrast mode you could go to. At least you can do different lighting schemes between day and night. Unfortunately, when the sun is at a certain angle, about 1/3 of the time I have to shade the display to see what it says.

    Excellent stereo

    Beth from Annandale, VA on 1/31/2013

    I just bought an '02 Cadillac and it had a very nice premium factory stereo but it did not have the features I want in a car stereo in 2013. It did have a cassette deck in addition to the CD player, but I can't find any of my cassettes so that was no help. This JVC has everything I want and more! I can use my Razr Maxx phone hands free with bluetooth, also stream my audio books and music from my phone to the speakers and listen to internet radio stations as well. I can hook up my Ipod to the front USB port and control it on the stereo. The menus are easy to understand and use and the controls are all convenient. The sound is great, I like the feature where I can choose preset equalizer settings such as dynamic, bass boost, or vocal. Installation appeared to go smoothly, I stood around and watched as my son did the install, but he said it was easy. I highly recommend this stereo!



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    Anonymous from Chalfont, PA on 1/20/2013

    2007 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Outstanding value, why spend more




    Tollie from Roodhouse,IL on 1/17/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like the radio. It has the features I wanted and more. Works well with my smart phone.



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    JDThompson from Tulsa,OK on 1/14/2013

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

    Works great. Easy install with Crutchfield's instructions and wireing harness. Very simple and a great product. Highly recommend!

    Pros: Fits great, sounds great, easy operation


    Great Stereo, Great Service

    Matt from Franklin, OH on 1/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo (paired with a kicker component set) sounds amazing. Installed in a 2003 GMC Sierra extended cab. The unit has a huge sound, great coolness factor with the color changing and overall appearance. Above all, Crutchfield helped us make sure it was installed right with customer service that no one even comes close to. We paid a little more for the speakers than we could have got online from someone else, but the service was well worth it. I have been buying from Crutchfield for 15 years and will continue for years to come. Thanks!!!

    Pros: Color changing, Bluetooth, sound quality

    Cons: It was for my brother-in-law and not for my truck!

    Very nice

    Jeff from Raymond, ME on 1/10/2013

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stock HU in my 2010 Tacoma didn't have enough power for my Pandora tunes, so I upgraded to the JVC. Installation is not for the faint of heart, but it's certainly do-able. Toughest part actually is removing the flasher/clock from the stock fascia. Instructions say, "Remove clock." There's more to it than that I can tell you. Fortunately, I'd watched a youtube video about this very problem so was prepared, and would recommend the same. I installed the mic on the overhead console which also required some headscratching. Aside from that, installation was pretty good. The new fascia looks factory installed, and the unit looks great in the dash. It is, however, not a simple unit and requires some time with the instruction manual. Bluetooth connection with my Droid Bionic is straightforward and I'm told by numerous folks that it sounds as good as my Blue Parrot XT 250 commercial driver's headset, which is saying a lot. Pandora radio works and sound great, along with my ability to play my amazon cloud purchased music over the bluetooth connection. Colors are fully adjustable. I agree with others who say it's not quite bright enough during the day, but changing the display to light green helps that (I've kept the buttons red to match the Tacoma instruments). I did miss my steering wheel volume control, so have just ordered an adapter kit for that. All in all, I'm very pleased with the unit and with Crutchfield pricing and service.

    Pros: Fabulous sound through stock speakers, good bluetooth connectivity with Android phone

    Cons: Complex unit, learning curve required (at least for this 60-year-old).

    Good product, straight forward installation

    jkb3 from Norwich, VT on 1/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice double din receiver. Product works as advertised. The features seem quite good for the price. I like the large display and buttons.

    Pros: Bluetooth integration is swell. Ability to change display color to match dashboard is great.

    Cons: Bluetooth is a little slow to find phone. Parts of the setup are not intuitive.

    Solid unit

    simon from NW Florida on 1/7/2013

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with this unit. For the money, good choice. The connection options are great. Changing the device options via the menu could not be less intuitive, but once you figure it out its ok. It is in my teenagers truck, and he loves the ridiculous number of color options.

    Pros: Good connectivity Good sound

    Cons: at this price point, none that I have seen that matter. Changing the menu/device options is not very intuitive, but once figured out its ok.


    wldbeast from Boise,Idaho on 1/6/2013

    1997 BMW 5 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was told by a local shop that Nobody could provide what I needed for my BMW 528I, and install a double Dinn style stereo. Well I call Crutchfield. And was not real sure of what I wanted for sure. But wanted something that would look cool and fit the sleek design of my Factory Dash without leaving a messy looking install. While it was challenging to install not much room and the wiring and adaptor filled almost every possible inch of free space. I did get it working after a couple of calls. Very nice, Blue tooth works well, totally happy. Coolness factor is awesome.!

    Pros: Color adjust display, easy menu, blue tooth and had plenty of usb hookups for both the iPhone and iPad

    Cons: None so far!

    Very nice

    Mike C from Virginia Beach, VA on 1/4/2013

    1999 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had very limited options for my model car and a few necessary requirements. This little baby was suggested and I was pleasantly surprised with all the features. Installation was fairly easy although I am not sure what the purpose of a 3 foot usb cable out the back would be. The bluetooth comes plugged into the end and wrapped. I left it wrapped to prevent the adapter from falling out during normal driving should the cable become lodged behind the dash (again, limited space). Features are nice, iPod controls work beautifully. Dual bluetooth phones is a nice touch for family car rides. Syncing is a bit too simple as I was use to clarion units that require menu functions to sync. This one you simple request from the device and click OK on the unit.

    Pros: Size, design, capable sound and clarity

    Cons: long usb cable in rear made for awkward installation.

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    Scott L. from Houston, TX on 1/4/2013

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

    Very easy install and setup. The bluetooth works pretty flawlessly.



    Great Receiver

    DavidB from Longview, TX on 1/3/2013

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

    My family and I love this receiver. From the easy to large buttons, to the Aux input for hooking up my mp3 player, plus it's even is Sirius radio capable! My wife and daughter love the bluetooth phone feature as well as the fact that you can use the usb connector to charge your phone.

    Pros: bluetooth calling, sat radio capable, aux jack and usb on the front of the device.

    Cons: no complaints

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    Anonymous from JOLIET, il on 1/2/2013

    2005 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a great looking radio and sounds great too. I really like the display and colors. The only thing I'm not too crazy about is the button and feature navigation. But that may just be my preference.

    Pros: pretty much everything

    Cons: nothing to complain about

    Good unit if you like Pandora

    Dan from Santa Clarita, CA on 1/2/2013

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

    This unit is great if you want Pandora in your car. I was thinking about getting Satellite radio for my wife's car, but the complexity of the installation and the monthly cost were undesirable. Installing a unit that lets her stream Pandora from her phone through the car's speakers is a nice compromise, because it gives her the ability to access a wider variety of content, but without the subscription fees. She uses a Samsung Galaxy S3, and we had no problems connecting it over Bluetooth and having the JVC unit take over control of Pandora. Works very well. She especially likes that it automatically syncs and launches Pandora when she gets in the car, without having to touch her phone. Note: you do not need the JVC Android app, this capability is built into the JVC unit. Audio sound quality is very good. Bluetooth calling works well, as long as the mic is appropriately positioned. The unit appearance is OK, not super flashy, but not quite as clean as OEM. I do not find the JVC button layout/ interface to be extremely intuitive, but the manual is good enough that it only took a few minutes to learn the most important functions.

    Pros: Pandora control, bluetooth calling, sound quality

    Cons: Interface is just OK.


    Anonymous from florida on 1/1/2013

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




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    Anonymous from Winthrop Harbor, IL on 1/1/2013

    2008 Kia Spectra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Has met all my expectations!



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    Nicole from Clarksville TN on 12/31/2012

    2005 Isuzu Ascender
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm very happy with this product. It looks and sounds great!



    Feature rich and versatile

    jmrunning3 from Owasso, OK on 12/29/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very feature rich head unit for the price. I've been pleased with JVC products in recent years; they've come a long way. My biggest worry was how it would perform with voice recognition with my Samsung S3, but it works relatively well with bluetooth. The versatility of the EQ settings and amp output settings lets youdial in the perfect sound levels and tones the fit your music. I listen to black metal and death metal so the double kick drums, mid-range bass, and vocals are very important to me.

    Pros: Initial setup, display features, EQ versatility, color options, bluetooth functionality, iPod operation

    Cons: The display is not the best for readability during a sunny day. Adjustments are of minimal help. Also, a third dedicated USB port fof the bluetooth dongle would have been better than having to dedicate the one on the faceplate or the one on the iPod cable on the rear of the unit.

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    DirkD87 from DFW, Texas on 12/28/2012

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this head unit as an Xmas gift for my younger brother and he absolutely loves it. He mostly listens to Pandora with his iPhone and it works great. He wanted a double DIN head unit because he didn't like the look of a single DIN in his dash. This double DIN had all the features he needed at a great price.

    Pros: Nice head unit with a ton of great features for the price. Competitive pricing, free dash kit, free wiring kit, and super fast shipping, this is why I only order head units from Crutchfield.

    Cons: The Blue Tooth doesn't work well enough to be useful. Even with the mic sensitivity all the way up, most can't hear or understand what your saying during a call. This is why I gave it four stars instead of five.

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    Otis J from Riverside, CA on 12/23/2012

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was a pretty good deal. Has lots of functions for the money. The bluetooth works pretty good and you can connect multiple items to it. Not bad for the money.

    Pros: Looks good. Matched the color to the vehicle color pretty close. Looks like it belongs.

    Cons: The supplied kit for the vehicle was a pain in the neck. Had to cut a lot of pieces off to get it to fit my application.

    My wife loves it!

    TomH from Appleton, WI on 12/17/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First, JVC has a long history of bang for the buck which thankfully remains true with this product. The JVC replaces a Clarion unit for which we couldn't read the display in daylight and I don't mean only when the sun was shining directly on the face; I mean all the time during daylight hours. The JVC is just head and shoulders better, including being able to read the display which has many color options to match your vehicles color scheme if you light. We are especially pleased with sound quality improvement, and ease of operation, features, Bluetooth, two USB ports, MP3 port, also. My wife is a musical omnivore, and listens to Sirius Satellite radio, a must have feature (with addition of SCC1 tuner and adapter), and the search by category feature is a real plus for her. She loves her satellite radio. You will need to read the operators manual, because there are so many features/functions for this product it can't be entirely intuitive, Bottom line: the JVC is a very happy-making experience.

    Pros: great feature package for the price, great sound quality, great display that doesn't wash out in daylight: AND, the Crutchfield satisfaction guarantee turned a fail into a big positive -- Thank you!

    Cons: none found

    My wife loves it!

    Kevin F from Woburn, MA on 12/12/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this for my wife's Christmas gift. I installed it a little early because the weather here is too cold after Christmas for outdoor installation. The unit itself has worked flawlessly. The controls are fairly straightforward, but I must say that in order to keep things simple, they had to combine functions. They seem to have done so in a well thought out and consistent manner, but it does take some time to get used to it. The Bluetooth Handsfree has been a real hit and allows her to answer and make calls while keeping her hands on the wheel and her eyes on the road. She doesn't even have to find the phone in the deep recesses of her purse. Both ends of the conversation do sound a little quiet, even with the microphone sensitivity on full. In short, it does everything we need it to do (and more), and is easy enough to use.

    Pros: Works well and for the most part, simply.

    Cons: It would be nice to have the Bluetooth built in. As it is, you either have to give up the front or rear USB connection for the bluetooth.

    Amazed of the quality

    n2effects from Williston, ND on 12/5/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overly impressed with the sound quality jump! The goal task was hard to make "A TON OF THUMP" in a crew cab 2011 Dodge Ram but the receiver allows enough control when you add a sub to separate the sound giving some pretty impressive crisp tones from just the stock door and dash speakers.

    Pros: Awesome tone and sub control

    Cons: Wish dimmer controls would continue to dim rather than only 2 settings

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    Anonymous from Rochester, NY on 12/3/2012

    2012 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this unit...I was looking for front and back USB. I don't want that white ipod cord hanging out of the front of my unit to advertise to everyone that I have an ipod available to be taken. It was very nice to be able to use the back USB for the ipod and put the Bluetooth adapter in the front USB. With that said the Bluetooth quality is pretty poor. It works so its convenient. But everyone I talk to asks if they are speaker. Its very noticeable. My previous unit no one knew I was driving, let alone that they were on a speaker Bluetooth.

    Pros: Front and back USB. Size fits my car perfect. Easy to use. Looks

    Cons: Poor Bluetooth quality

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    John H from Corpus Christi, TX on 11/29/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the headunit for my 08 F-150. It filled the factory hole perfectly. The various imputs are great and allow me to use my Ipod and XM radio in addition to the am/fm/cd. I like having my office phone and my personal phone both tied in via bluetooth at the same time, when the office calls, the whole unit flashes RED, (My choice of colors) and when my personal phone rings, it flashes Blue! Settings galore, but does take some sitting in the vehicle with the manual to learn how to control everything. Overall I love it and happy with my choice.


    Cons: Haven't found any yet (3 weeks)

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    Bill from Mount Union, PA. on 11/28/2012

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

    Installed this radio in my 2004 Chevy Colorado and it looks factory installed. I love the fact that you can choose different colors for your back-lighting and buttons. The BIG seller for me is that my Android Phone will connect via bluetooth and I can listen to all my music through the stereo. This stereo is so awesome that I already plan on buying the 1 Din version for my work truck a 2000 Peterbilt. JVC hit the bullseye with this one.

    Pros: Love the bluetooth connectivity with my phone for music and phone calls

    Cons: None

    Good - but a couple a big misses :(

    Sad from DFW on 11/19/2012

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

    It is a good radio - all of the functions work pretty well. Everything is fairly intuitive and fairly easy to work. I do have a couple of gripes - and will likely be returning mine. 1) It really needs 2 USB ports in the back or built-in bluetooth. The adapter takes up either the back or the front USB and it sticks out if used in the front. I like my iPod hidden in the glovebox so I'd like to use the rear USB for that. I ended up sticking the bluetooth adapter in the front and covering the flashing light with black marker. 2) It has this stupid animated radar looking icon in the top left side of the screen. You can't turn it off. It flashes alternating images when listening to the radio and kind of rolls when listening to iPod. I hate - HATE - flashing lights on my dash. This is a deal-breaker for me. I've already purchased another JVC single-DIN with all of the same functionality but without the stupid animated icon. 3) Lighting - it is a pain tow set the custom light colors. You have to manually set both zones for both day and night - 3 different settings for each one. You should be able to easily set all zones at once. 4) Huge screen - no way to have the clock on all the time. Annoying.



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    Mickfireman from dedham ma 02026 on 11/13/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio is really good but my speakers are outdated and I need to get new speakers, but otherwise, I really enjoy it.

    Pros: Can attach to my Ipod. I like the ports on it.

    Cons: None that I have found so far.

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    Ike III from Gulfport, MS on 11/2/2012

    1999 Buick Regal
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted to update from the factory head unit in a 1999 Buick Regal, to something that could play newer music formats. I am very happy with the features of this unit. The rear USB, mic, and Blue Tooth dongle which are included allow for hands free cell phone use, and leaving the front USB free for I-Pod or flash drive music. The unit is easy to control and sounds nice.

    Pros: The unit was a breeze to install. Looks professional even from a novice installer like myself.

    Cons: None to date

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    Tom from New York on 10/15/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far this unit is doing a good job for me. The tech support really helped me get the unit in my car.

    Pros: A good support team set up from Crutchfield


    Nice low cost double DIN replacement

    PT from Saint Paul, MN on 10/15/2012

    2004 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for a 2004 Passat. I had just downgraded from a high end vehicle, and it was killing me not to be able to use my iPhone for music and handsfree calls. Other than listening to local public radio, that is all I use it for. Bluetooth - overall it works well. I am using the iPhone 5 and I need to make sure that I press play on whatever I am listening to after the connection happens between the phone and the head unit. The connection isn't seamless, as it takes a bit for the radio to find your device, but it works well enough. Once it is connected, it seems to do the job. Whatever app I use for music, it plays it with no issues. The Pandora app support and iPod controls are a waste. I tried them to see how they worked but I will never use them. As soon as you plug your phone into the USB port on the radio, it tries to use the radio controls, instead of allowing you to use the iPhone/iPod controls. The built in user interface on any smartphone is going to be better than a $200 radio. I don't know if there is a way to use the USB port as a charger only to avoid the controls disappearing on your phone. Connect via bluetooth and skip the USB cable to the radio. Trust me. The mic seems to work well. I haven't tested it a ton. I have had a few people say it was hard to hear me, but I wasn't in the best coverage area. I didn't want to spend much on a radio, and I am very happy with it so far. It looks clean, not too cheesy, and sound decent.

    Pros: Cheap handsfree calling and bluetooth audio. Double DIN Customizable colors to match your dash

    Cons: Display would have been cool in the early 1990's. Seriously, what is the rectangle in the top right? Best I can tell, it is some lame special effect. The track and title names are mostly useless as the display is very low resolution, and it only shows a very limited number of characters. All of this is not really a big deal though, as your iPhone or other smart phone should make it easy enough to choose your music or make phone calls with the device while connected to bluetooth.

    Would not recommend JVC KW-R800BT

    Gary from Atlanta, Ga. on 10/12/2012

    2012 Nissan Frontier SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Took me 45 minutes to Install the radio in my 2012 Nissan Frontier. I installed several radio over the years and it was the easiest to install in the Nissan Frontier. My biggest complaint is the very poor screen display. The screen is not visible during the daylight due to the angle of the radio. I also noticed that the Bluetooth takes a long time to connect to my IPod Touch4. Programming the radio is a nightmare due to the many options and sub-menus to search through to make the desire changes. The sound is no better than the factory radio which is a big disappointment. I would definitely not recommend this radio especially due to the poor display.

    Pros: A lot of features for the money.

    Cons: Extremely poor display. Poor sound Too many sub-menus to configure

    Great Choice

    Richard J from West Palm Beach FL on 10/11/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My 2009 Toyota Cd radio died and I replaced it with a JVC - KWR800BT what a great choice.Saved $400 vrs repairing it at the dealer.I'm 70 years old and with the help of the Crutchfield team it was easy.

    Pros: Used the Toyota radio bracket and the new face plate

    Cons: Colors are hard to see in bright light

    Very nice receiver

    DavidP from Elk Grove, CA on 10/9/2012

    2007 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My head unit in my 2007 Infiniti G35 failed and I replaced it with this receiver and like many of the features. Bluetooth is nice. For the money... a total winner. Sound is good but not excellent... for the money I cannot complain. Ease of use was not perfect. I did not like when I connect my HTC Evo to the usb port for charging required me to choose the radio or cd as the receiver defaults trying to pull data off my cell phone. Microphone for bluetooth is only ok. Outside of that... perfect.

    Pros: Ease of installation. Bluetooth nice add on. Color change ability got it to match almost identical to my infiniti colors... that was totally cool.

    Cons: Sound is good, not great. USB port can be a little annoyiing.

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    buyer from New Mexico on 10/3/2012

    2004 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fits nicely, sounds good.



    Solid Head Unit

    P_Moses from Northern VA on 10/1/2012

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this to replace the stock HU in my 2004 F150. It greatly improved the sound quality without the distraction of navigation, etc. The bluetooth adapter, which was included, syncs with my Galaxy S II flawlessly. The sound quality of phone calls and music is superb. You will not be sorry for purchasing this solid head unit.

    Pros: Price, compatibility, sound quality of music and calls

    Cons: Though the menu is simplistic, it takes a little bit to get used to it.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE This Radio

    Sounds Good from San Antonio, TX on 9/28/2012

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

    I replaced the stock radio in my '04 Tundra after having done without ANY "bells and whistles". I love all the features this radio provides. The kids love the multicolor display, too. I, especially like that feature on game day! Overall, it was a pretty easy install - 2 hours max. Had to do some common sense install stuff e.g. where to feed the microphone wire within the vehicle, but Crutchfield's instructions were good and one call to Crutchfield's stellar tech support at 10 pm got me through. The unit sounds great! It even makes the stock speakers sound better. I've always loved my truck, but now I love it even more (didn't think that was possible). I chose this unit over a similarly priced Alpine unit because the JVC has a variable color display allowing me to match the lighting to my dashboard where the Alpine didn't. Both units had similar features, Bluetooth, etc, but the JVC had slightly better specs plus the ability to simply match the dash color put this unit over the top. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Easy install, the display is clear, there's a decent amount of buttons, unit has a variable display color (coolness factor), Sounds great, Menu functions are easy to use, Bluetooth works well.

    Cons: Slight confusion in wiring was quickly cleared up with a call to Tech Support. First time Bluetooth pairing was unsuccessful, Second time worked like a champ!

    Easy installation!

    Gary from Michigan on 9/27/2012

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

    Very complete and easy installation. Radio works well, better sound than original in my 2001 Chevrolet Express Van.

    Pros: Compatibility. Design. Easy install.

    Cons: None

    Pretty Good

    Scott K from Pass Christian, MS on 9/21/2012

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

    A nice looking unit with fairly intuitive controls. The Bluetooth is a nice feature for playing music from my iPhone while riding down the road. The radio reception is terrible. My stock radio was much better.

    Pros: Nice looking. Good sound quality. Great display.

    Cons: Poor radio reception and the Bluetooth doesn't work sometimes forcing a restart by turning the unit off then back on again.

    JVC KW-R800BT for the 2003 Pathfinder

    safetyt from Palm City, Florida on 9/20/2012

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

    Nice and light...unlike OEM...fits perfectly...ability to customize the color can't be beat. With the long Rear USB cord you can run it down and plug in a 64mb flash drive, it's like having a multi deck player with 100's of Albums. Plug the little Bluetooth Adapter in the front - looks cool blinking. The radio reception sounds amazing. Whatever your listening style...the Equalizer can handle it.

    Pros: Customizable...awesome quality and sound

    Cons: Hooking up a USB Flash Drive acts like a serious multi CD player...but not like an iPod. Random programming turns off when you press the up and down button


    Landon from Noblesville, IN on 9/19/2012

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

    Amazing headunit. It's crazy recievers like this can cost under $200 these days. You really can't beat the price for what you are getting in this radio. Plus for <$200 you are getting Crutchfield tech/customer support, which is freaky nice and helpful. If you have any problems during install they are there for you and are competent to the point I thought the guy just did the install mins before i called.

    Pros: Doesn't stick out like a sore thumb in my mustang's console. Was worried this would look too "aftermarketey" with all the lighting options, but looks awesome with the housing Crutchfield supplies.

    Cons: None so far.

    Great addition

    R from Mesa, AZ on 9/18/2012

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic! Great upgrade to a 2004 4Runner. Love the Bluetooth, overall sound and functionality.

    Pros: Sound, inputs, Bluetooth, hands free phone.

    Cons: Display a little hard to read in full sun ... minor issue.

    Great Buy

    DSM'r from West MI on 9/16/2012

    2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the money, bluetooth works flawless with my iphone. You get a lot for your $

    Pros: easy to install, awesome display

    Cons: controls are confusing at first

    Great Head Unit

    Ryan from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 9/14/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the money this deck is fantastic. I was looking for something that would pair 2 phones simultaneously - and it does this very well.



    Great unit for the price

    Pete from Gainesville, FL on 9/12/2012

    2002 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a really nice replacement for my VW OEM radio. I only use it for streaming iPod, Pandora and phone calls, so I can't say anything about terrestrial radio or CD performance. Music sounds great and controlling my iPhone from the head unit works well. I like that there's a choice between running music through the USB interface or streaming it over Bluetooth. If I'm making a quick run somewhere I don't even need to take my phone out of my pocket to listen to music or make calls. On longer trips, I've been able to keep my phone charged through the USB. I've also been able to make this work with my MLB app and listen to games while traveling.

    Pros: Streaming Pandora and never-ever listening to corporate playlist radio. Bluetooth, hands-free phone calls.

    Cons: Head controls for iPod and Pandora change slightly depending on the type of connection (USB or Bluetooth). It takes about a minute for the unit to remember the Bluetooth connection to my phone.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Mike from Ontario, Canada on 9/9/2012

    2005 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What I always expect from JVC, good quality, good value, good sound.

    Pros: A quality product, fits my 350Z perfectly

    Cons: A bit complicated for this old man (63) but I'll figure it out.

    No low volume

    spent from Ft. Worth, TX on 9/9/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    No low volume. Either it is on MUTE (Vol #0) or it is at LOUD (Vol #1), 1 tiny click to the right of zero makes the radio go from zero volume to Volume#1 which is LOUD. You can barely hold a conversation with someone else in the car, if the radio is does not provide background music. Either the radio is ON and the conversation is OFF, or the conversation is ON and the Radio is OFF. Also the clock does not show when radio is need to have the radio on on Volume 0 to see the clock with the radio not sounding (unlike factory radio). Lime green is the brightest of the colors (and adequate) if illumination during sunny days is a problem.

    Pros: Crutchfield's price and wiring harness for 1)door chimes and 2) BOSE and 3)steering wheel controls were outstanding (for a 2003 GMC Yukon XL, in which many features go through the radio). Far less price than the Stereo System Installer's wholesale price directly from his source. The fit was perfect. Owner's manual was clear on setting up features.

    Cons: Above. The system overall is ok, but no one would read it if I rated it that. JVC Kenwood needs to work on the above problem(s)! The radio is not an improvement over the stock 2003 GMC Yukon radio, due to those 2 deficits. We replaced it because our CD player broke after 10 years. If I had it to do over, I'd get a new GMC stock radio, as we could play iPod nano off the cassette player in the stock radio.

    JVC KWR800BT

    ED from Puerto Rico on 9/9/2012

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

    Excellent radio, with very good sound, features and very easy to use. The Work perfectly with with any type of connection. Definitively I recommend this unit... Thanks Crutchfield..!!!

    Pros: Good Sound Quality and very good features that are easy to use

    Cons: None

    KW-R800BT rocks!

    Izzy from Los Angeles, CA on 9/4/2012

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

    I own a miata and I was worried the mic will not be enough to cancel all the wind noise. I got a call from my wife while driving on the freeway with the top down an it worked flawlessly. She said she was able to clearly hear me. All other functions work as expected and learning curve was easy. I love how I can listen to my iPhone music with no wires and it also sounded good just using my old speakers.

    Pros: Great interface design, works well, sounds good and easy to use.

    Cons: I did not had to us the metra mounting kit, the one with the jvc looked better and worked fine. So although it's supposedly free it was a waste.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Ron Sr from Avon, CT on 9/1/2012

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

    Great functionality and flexibility. Good value. I'm getting some ignition noise at low levels. Bluetooth pairing a work in progress. All in all, a lot of fun to have in my car.



    Good Price: Good Unit

    Derek4Real from Fort Lauderdale on 8/30/2012

    Picked up JVC KW-R800BT for my Nissan Frontier 2011. The installation was done professionally and required no mounting kit. Pairing my Iphone4S was a little tricky. During the BlueTooth pairing you have to press the master select button on JVC to successfully pair both units. If you miss this step, you will ultimately get a message stating" Unsuccessful pairing". The BlueTooth audio is awesome. I can stream Pandora, YouTube, and all my iPhone music. The tech mounted the blue tooth mic directly above my rear view mirror. So when I receive a call I can switch over to the BlueTooth phone feature which works great. The JVC KW-R800BT had greatly improved the sound quality of my stock speakers. The original Nissan OEM radio was no frills with a CD player, AM-FM Radio. I am driving across country and would definitely recommend this unit as an audio companion. The price is right and all the audio features integrate seamless with iPhone.

    Pros: Sound Quality Multi-Color Display BlueTooth integration with Pandora and Music

    Cons: BlueTooth Pairing with iPhone requires additional step on JVC which is not documented well.

    Great value, great sound, easy installation

    Forethought from Redondo Beach, CA on 8/29/2012

    2002 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a feature-rich unit with excellent sound quality. Bluetooth calling and music functions (with JVC android app and Samsung Galaxy S3) works well with very good sound quality. No problem with Crutchfield installation kit or instructions.

    Pros: Great sound quality - even with old OE speakers! Bluetooth paired quickly and works well Able to exactly match OE display with adustable display color function. Android music app works well

    Cons: Glossy finish = fingerprint magnet Rotating graphic in upper left is VERY distracting! FM radio station preselects past 6 is more difficult than necessary

    Better radio reception

    CaliViking from Orange County, CA on 8/29/2012

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

    My primary intent was to get bluetooth connectivity. I like the JVC unit. The kit that came for my Toyota Corrolla was flimsy. I wish the wiring harness was preassembled, it seems silly that I had to solder two harnesses together. Bluetooth works well with my Windows Phone 7, but the front USB does not work with the Windows phone. The sad part is that it does not even charge the phone. I am not sure that I like the display on the JVC unit. It seems to flicker once in a while when it is changing between modes. I am inclined to belive that this is a design feature that is supposed to be cool. I like the less-is-more approach better. I wish that the unit came with instructions on how to install the microphone. I managed to find out by looking at YouTube, but it would have been great if the instructions were included.

    Pros: Good radio reception. Bluetooth works with Windows Phone 7.

    Cons: Flimsy installation kit. Soldering needed to assemble the wire harness. It tries to be cool, but it is not that elegant.

    Good Unit

    Dean from Santa Fe, NM on 8/28/2012

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

    I like the unit; it's fairly easy to use and the menus are quite intuitive. The sound quality is great compared to stock unit and I'm sure it will shine even more after I install a Rockford Fozgate amp, Infinity speakers, and Pioneer sub.

    Pros: Good sound quality, easy to use, like the BT links with my Blackberry and I can stream Pandora. I also enjoy that I can hook up my iPod directly to the unit and the sound quality is especially good.

    Cons: Owner's manual is not very clear on some features such as the settings for the Pro Eq function, but I was able to figure the settings for myself.

    Yea Baby

    Rwq891 from Miami, FL on 8/26/2012

    I have an 03 Acura TL and even with the kit, installation took forever. Keep in mind that this was my first car stero DIY. Once installed, I'm impressed. The R800BT does as avertized and then some. I love the hands free voice dialing and calls are clear on both sides.

    Pros: iPhone connectivity, Voice dialing, sound quality, 6 presets for contacts, changing color options, two USB options plus the aux in. Love it!

    Cons: Would love a scan button but I can live without one.

    WOW! 06 Silverado Install

    RNRider from Tennessee on 8/26/2012

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in 06 Silverado LS and WOW...what a difference! Was going to buy a handsfree bluetooth setup for $120-150, but then decided to buy a new HU and couldn't be happier! I'm a newbie to car audio, but very mechanically inclined. Install was very easy but took a while because I triple checked everything. Some tips: 1) Toss the supplied dash installation kit and buy a Metra Raptor AW-555GM - it's a much better kit. The one supplied stuck out about 3/16" further than the A/C control panel below it, and the screw holes on the side didn't line up. The Metra product was EXTREMELY easy to install in comparison. Clipped out the center piece for 2-DIN install and simply snapped it in place. No need to saw off any tabs. 2) Pre-connect wires from the radio wire harness and the Chime module. Either solder the connections or use gold-plated crimp connectors from Auto Zone. Then use zip ties to make it into a solid harness - it will make the radio install 10 times easier. Did it the first time with twist-together wire connectors and had a rat's nest. 3) Remove the A/C control panel below the radio before removing/changing the HU. The cheap painted plastic on the A/C panel scratches off very easily. Everything worked great on startup. Sounds absolutely AWESOME! Samsung Stratosphere pared up without any problems. Called my wife and she couldn't tell I was talking through the handsfree. Excellent product for the money and Crutchfield made it easy for a newbie.

    Pros: Unbeatable price for the features. Easy install without modification to my truck. Makes stock 6-year old speakers sound much better. Looks cool in the dash with user-selectable color.

    Cons: It looks so awesome that it makes the rest of the dash look outdated and plain. Makes you wonder what it would sound like through new speakers (wife won't be happy, lol). Only 2 real negatives - doesn't seem to dim with the dimmer switch on console like factory radio did and, unless I'm missing how to do it, it doesn't display the clock when off or have an illuminated power button when off. Makes it a little difficult to easily locate the power button in the dark. Owner's manual sucks.

    JVC KW-R800 bt

    H-Factor from Middletown, CT on 8/25/2012

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

    Good unit, great price and the functionality is awesome, this is a case where technology is definetly making life better.

    Pros: Good quality, ease of use, many built in options and user friendly

    Cons: Mostly associated with installion. almost too many choices with colors and other options that are really not necessary.

    Display problem if the unit is tilted upward

    Dan G from Clayton NC on 8/23/2012

    2012 Suzuki Equator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    JVC KW-R800BT is a good radio and I would rate it higher if I could see the display in daylight. If you install this in a vehicle where the radio bay is tilted upward the LED display is very difficult to read in daylight. Even setting it to the brightest color won't help.

    Pros: Lots of good features, IE bluetooth, MP3 file playing off UDB thumb drive, interconnection with IPHONE, Pandora off iphone with the controls on the radio. I have also found that for whatever reason the Pandora seems to play with no commercials with the free version on my iphone.

    Cons: The display is VERY DIFFICULT to read in bright sunlight if the radio is tilted upward.

    Great stereo!!!

    jimmy from Las Vegas on 8/22/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was pleasantly surprised by this system. It not only sounds great, but it plays Pandora and my IPod via bluetooth. I can charge my IPad with the USB plug and simultaneously listen to Pandora on my Iphone. The phone sounds a little tinny to people on the other end, but it does provide a safe "hands free" set up.

    Pros: Lots of cool features for a great price. Great sound. The installation in my Honda Odyssey looks more factory than the factory stereo.

    Cons: Loses the Bluetooth connection sometimes and does not always reconnect easily.


    weldor from easthaddamct on 8/15/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i like the looks and sound,



    JVC KW-R800BT

    ScottB from Plainfield, IL on 8/14/2012

    2007 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was easy to install. Includes a lot of nice features. We were not looking for a very high-end unit, just something that would allow for an interface with an iPhone 4. The Bluetooth integration was easy to setup.

    Pros: a lot of great features

    Cons: Telephone microphone/sound quality is not very good, but in the end, we didn't purchase the unit for this feature. We deem it as a bonus.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Anonymous from Kansas on 8/11/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product everyone that rides with me tells me how awesome it looks especially at night. The display is my favorite feature and should be a must when upgrading your system.

    Pros: Build Quality Illumination of Colors


    Great Improvement

    Anonymous from Chuckey, TN on 8/8/2012

    Was a great improvement over my stock radio... Few problems installing the radio, wiring was the toughest aspect of the installation but I'm a first timer so that is expected...

    Pros: Improved sound (factory speakers) Picks up stations stock radio didn't read Multicolor display is genius Bluetooth was difficult to pair the first time but pairs every time now Expected 2 day shipping, arrived in 1 day Menu fairly simple to use

    Cons: Hands free calling microphone could use a higher sensitivity

    Awesome Head

    Kyle from Durant, OK on 8/1/2012

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

    I must first say I am impressed. I was skeptical since the price was on the cheaper end. It looks good, and really sounds good. I have it pushing 4 Rockford Fosgate 6" Power speakers, and the sound is night and day compared to stock setup. The cool thing I thought was the fact that Crutchfield threw in a free wiring harness for my truck and free dash plate. These guys have their stuff straight.

    Pros: Tons of adjustment. I am serious. You can practically adjust every sight and sound and control on this Head. You can even adjust how fast the volume raises when you turn the knob!

    Cons: With the vast amount of adjustment, I had to consult the owners manual just to figure it out. I guess I have never been a manual kind of guy lol. I live in southern OK, and the daylight is bright here in the summer. I wish the brightness on this Head was a little more.

    Great Product

    Jim G from Savannah, GA on 7/31/2012

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

    Easy to see large display, buttons, and volume knob. Cool features like blue tooth and iphone controls built in. All the inputs and outputs you would expect to find on high end units. Powerul amp really kicked up sound a notch. I feel comfortable now knowing my daughter can use the build in handsfree when driving.

    Pros: Easy to operate. large display, built in bluetooth, extra USB connects

    Cons: Couple sharp corners on the installation sleeve. Does no effect head unit. Wear gloves when removing or bending the intall tabs

    Install couldn't be simpler

    Keith N from Round Rock TX on 7/29/2012

    2004 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had not done a car radio install in over 20 years...back then it was trying to figure out what wiring went where and that you by sheer luck hooked them up right. I wanted a change from the stock Nissan 6-disc AM/FM stereo the truck came with and this JVC unit equaled that and then some. The wiring harness was a breeze to hook up once I connected wires from the HU and the dash trim came off simpler than I thought. The aftermarket dash trim given by Crutchfield matches perfectly. I can honestly say that it is as simple as most other customers say and I see no reason in going to some place like Best Buy to have them charge you and arm and a leg when you can do it easily in your driveway with a few simple tools and the documentation Crutchfield provides to you.

    Pros: Great sound, easy control, great look ....huge improvement over stock HU

    Cons: would be nice if they offered BT sound control via iPhone instead of just Android and RIM..sure there is an app out there somewhere that will fix that


    Travis from Alexandria, LA on 7/29/2012

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced the factory unit in my 07 Tacoma with this head unit. Love the hands free calling and Bluetooth streaming that I can do from Slacker, Pandora, and even my Amazon Cloud music library on my HTC Thunderbolt! This unit is such an improvement over the stock in terms of quality of sound that is coming out of my stock speakers. I even can catch more local stations than I previously did with my stock unit. For a Toyota Tacoma 05-11 model, if you are going to install the Axxess aswc to keep your steering wheel controls you will also want to get the METRA 70-8114 , so you don't have to splice into any wire's. They have other harness's for other make and model's




    Gerbillus from CT on 7/27/2012

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

    The variable colors is a nicer feature than I would have guessed. Sound is great with my stock speakers. It's nice that I can control my android phone through the Bluetooth with this such as pausing and skipping to the next track. This way I don't have to fiddle too much with the phone.

    Pros: Looks, Sounds, Bluetooth

    Cons: doesn't show the name of the song when playing through BT but it could be my android phone.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Anonymous from navarre,fl on 7/26/2012

    1997 Infiniti I30
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    way cool. Teen daughter is crazy about it.Didn't even need to go over instructions on general use. Kids had iphone plugged in & song list playing in seconds. Installation was a breeze with your manual and wire loom.



    JVC KW-R800BT

    John A from Dover N.J. on 7/26/2012

    2007 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Absolutely fabulous performanc. I'm not refering to sound quality but I'm refering to the featuires and their ease of use. No. 1 is the bluetooth audio feature. I never thought I would even use it but now I use it more than any other feature and the bluetooth phone function is why I upgraded my sound system in the first place. Every feature of this unit makes me like it more and more.

    Pros: Ease of use and intuitive operation

    Cons: Display needs to be brighter it's difficult to see in daylight

    Looks great, sounds great, works well!

    Charles Z from Northern California on 7/24/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm thoroughly impressed with this HU. JVC added a funky DIN bracket that I had to remove (seems to be a common thing with all modern JVC HU's) to get it to fit in my mounting bracket. I had to use an adapter for the antenna because my car is a European make (Crutchfield was kind enough to provide the adapter and wiring harness for free), but other than that, it wired right up with ease. I'm still using stock speakers at this point, and haven't installed my sub/amp combo yet, but the sound quality improved tenfold. I can actually feel my stock speakers hit for the first time, and it doesn't distort nearly as bad when cranked up. Bluetooth performance is FANTASTIC. I actually found that playing my music through Bluetooth (using Spotify on iPhone 4S) was much clearer than using the USB cable. Calls are clear and it's surprisingly easy to navigate phone numbers and such from the HU. I was able to place a call to my home address in less than 15 seconds using this HU and the steering wheel buttons. Like mentioned earlier, call quality is clear and easy to hear for both parties. The mic had a long enough cable that I was able to mount it in a convenient spot. Very impressive unit from JVC if you're on a tight budget. And thanks to Crutchfield for making my first aftermarket install a pleasant experience.

    Pros: Bluetooth blows away anything I've seen in stock Ford or Lincoln products. UI is easy to use. Color range on the display is incredible.

    Cons: JVC provided extra pre-installed mounting parts that may be confusing to some first-time installers. None other that I can think of.

    JVC KW-R800BT

    Paul from Mt.Jackson,Va on 7/23/2012

    awesome receiver.The colors are great and love the blue tooth



    Great Buy.

    joel from Lakeland, FL on 7/23/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Easy to use, easy to install, very sleek look, bluetooth is very cool and works like a charm, lots of colors to choose from for the display (can control screen and button color separately). Overall extremely happy with it, would absolutely buy it again.



    No modified fit necessary for Hummer H3 - LOVE IT

    oTurtlez from Scituate, RI on 7/12/2012

    2006 Hummer H3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Full 5 star rating. Absolutely no problems with the unit itself. The plastic bay adapter that was sent that should have fit didn't so I had to do some filing. Fits like a charm now, and surprisingly, no modification necessary. The GMOS-04 installation wasn't as challenging as I had thought it would be, everything works, and it was pretty straight forward. As long as you have screwdrivers, a soldering iron, some solder, and electrical tape, you can install this yourself. The unit looks beautiful, sounds beautiful, and performs beautifully. Will purchase from JVC and Crutchfield again.

    Pros: Gorgeous Easy to install (See review for one complication) No modification necessary

    Cons: Did not include a hologram of Jesus riding a Unicorn

    I love my New JVC

    Curt C from Madison WI on 7/5/2012

    1994 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a radio for my 88 Olds that would fit without one of those goofy adapter face plate. Using Crutchfield's what fits my car tool I found this JVC and I love it. It was easy to install, has great sound, and looks great in my car.

    Pros: Great multi color display, awesome sound, Blue tooth connectivity for my phone and Ipod. usb ports, I love everything about this radio.

    Cons: The only con is it takes some time to learn all the menu's to use all the functions this radio has. It is a bit confusing at first.

    Receiver jvc

    Anonymous from Wilkes Barre, PA on 6/27/2012

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

    Love it! Really looks Copland love the features. Still learning !



    display is poor

    Anonymous from kansas city mo on 6/26/2012

    2012 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The display is unreadable in the daylight. HORRIBLE

    Pros: Features

    Cons: Display

    Excellent Buy

    JRW from Memphis, TN on 6/23/2012

    2006 Honda Element
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The JVC has many cool features. You can change the display color to match your dash. It also has bluetooth and is able to import cell numbers that are stored on your phone as well as make calls. IPOD works great with the receiver, displaying playlist, artist, songs, and albums as you would expect. Reception of FM stations is good, AM is just ok. Sound is very good though not sensational. There is a 3 band EQ that helps there. Installation was a breeze with all the added supplies Crutchfields provides. Note that I am a beginner at installing car stereos.

    Pros: Features, quality, sound

    Cons: dialing numbers that are not stored is a bit clumsy; so is hunting for a particular song or artist if you have a very large library.

    Nice done.

    Dustin from Atlanta, GA on 6/22/2012

    2003 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is one of the best for the money. The sound it puts out, even through my factory speakers, is a huge step up from the factory radio. The Bluetooth functionality is fantastic, especially the mic. If the unit is lacking anywhere, it would be the iPod interface. As with most iPod-controlling interfaces, this one leaves a little to be desired. It would be nice if the interface were a little more user friendly when scrolling for music (i.e. you have to start from the beginning of your music list every time you look for something, it doesn't start from the song/artist to whom you are currently listening). Also, when installing the unit in my truck, I had to make some serious modifications to the install kit before it would work. Not sure if it was the wrong kit or not, but you might look online for some tips (like I should've) before putting the kit together and on the unit. Other than that, this unit works great.

    Pros: Sleek/simple design, Bluetooth works very well, Great sound

    Cons: Installing is a pain, iPod interface could use some updating


    Doug from PA on 6/11/2012

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

    WOW. Yes WOW PERIOD. It's been a long time since I bought an after-market system. I have had a lot of mid to high end cars with Bose systems and the like lately (44 years young). Bought this system for a 2005 Ford expedition, my tow/4th vehicle. Let me just say... paired with an iPhone and the factory speakers; rivals all my other systems. I'd be impressed for $300-$400, but for this price with all installation hardware; BLOWN AWAY! Bluetooth is flawless, iPod integration is flawless, FM reception is awesome, and sound is far superior to factory unit. Amazing value, don't hesitate. Crutchfield and JVC made me feel 16 again.

    Pros: Ease of use, features, conectivity, coolness factor, sound quality....

    Cons: none (come on, it's only this much!)

    Tunes for my Truck

    Rmags from Rocky River,OH on 6/8/2012

    2011 GMC Savana
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio. Takes some getting used to, but I'm happy with it.

    Pros: Looks like it was made for my 2011 GMC Savana van.

    Cons: Too many steps to make sound/ display adjustments.

    My wife loves it!

    Luis from FL on 6/1/2012

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

    Works great. I am buying the single Din version for my car. It does exactly what its advertised too,

    Pros: Works great. Button 3 puts the radio in pandora mode so the artist, stations, etc show up on the radio and you do not need to touch the phone at all. You can switch stations, create new stations etc all at the radio. When you hit button 3 again, it switches to BT Audio. This is good for anything else that is not pandora. iheart radio, slacker, tune in etc,

    Cons: Had to install a 12v regulator since the factory amps in my wife's ford expedition would pop. Easy fix.


    Rexjbuckley from Fishers, IN on 5/28/2012

    2001 Buick Century
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    This receiver does it all, and a little more. I started using it for a month and it was a pain. I eventually read the manual to discover the true potential. I hooked my iPad through bluetooth and can play beats and mix tapes to my new jackhammer. The only pain is in the bluetooth and that different "modes" to use your apple device. you have to reconnect your bluetooth device every time you start the car but it becomes easy after 20 or so times while driving. Its a little complicated on the road for a little box, but it does it all. even fade colors in and out. a

    Pros: Color Display Numerous Features Overall Quality

    Cons: Bluetooth connecting Apple device interface modes

    Good head unit

    Chris A from Ft. Bragg NC on 5/28/2012

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid head unit at this price point. Lots of adjustability built into it. The bluetooth is clear and easy to use. Hooked up in under an hour thanks to Crutchfields free accessories and instructions.

    Pros: Good sound, looks and adjustability

    Cons: Wish it had a detachable face and 3 sets of preamp outs for hooking up front/back and subs.

    Great unit, poor radio reception

    CarlosM from San Juan, PR on 5/21/2012

    2007 Dodge Nitro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this radio as a mother's day gift for my wife. It was easy to set up in her Dodge Nitro with the PAC adapter. Bluetooth works fine for both telephone and Ipod music.

    Pros: Easy connection, excellent build, affordable, multiple color selection.

    Cons: Poor radio reception, not easy to select stations unless strong signal is available.


    Karl M from Wausau WI on 5/20/2012

    2002 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All of the other rewiews are true



    Great Options

    Lostie from Missouri on 5/20/2012

    2006 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This model had all the options I was looking fo and they all work great. I couldnt have asked for a better setup.

    Pros: I-Pod/I-Phone interface, Android Interface, Bluetooth linkability, Fully adjustable color, Front and rear USB,

    Cons: Dash install kit seemed borderline inadequate in quality but was functional.

    Not as good as reviewers said

    ttransj from San Jose, CA on 5/15/2012

    I ready all the reviews on Crutchfields but not else where probably. The installation went well and the fitting is good but there are many things I don't like. My wife doesn't want me to take out for exchange and I would choose other model if I started over again. Bluetooth capability and usb port are the main reason to replace the stock radio. Sound quality is ok.

    Pros: - Price - Bluetooth - HD Radio with trade off.

    Cons: - Buggy USB interface: fails to read mp3 files and many time I have to remove the USB thumb drive to restart reading - Have to go though menu to change EQ, no way I can switch fast as the 900BT that I will review later - Display is very limited. - AM reception is very weak and we lost many AM channels and I didn't have problem with stock radio. - Some already review by other: slippery knob, no dedicated clock display but there is work around, difficult to see in bright sun light

    Extremely Happy

    RayO from Austin, Texas on 5/14/2012

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    The only thing I can say is I wish I would have got it sooner. "Extremely Happy"

    Pros: Thanks for all your help! I did have one question and it only took one short phone call and I got my anwser.

    Cons: I should have bought it sooner

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    Anonymous from tampa florida on 5/14/2012

    1999 Toyota Camry XLE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good buy for the money - operation, menus are strait forward.

    Pros: value

    Cons: none yet

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    Anonymous from Charleston sc on 5/11/2012

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

    Great receiver with a good sound quality, bluetooth works perfect with my iPhone 4S. Way better than my factory receiver.... love it!



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    RT from Colorado Springs, colorado on 5/7/2012

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

    Easy to install, worth the price

    Pros: bluetooth works great, and easy to program

    Cons: microphone wire is very delicate

    My Mother's Day present

    Anonymous from Townsend, Tn 37882 on 5/7/2012

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

    I got this receiver to replace the one that came in my protege. It was easy to install and a breeze to learn to use. The sound is awesome even with the factory speakers. So happy!

    Pros: USB and aux ports on the front. Bluetooth adapter included. Large display.

    Cons: None that I've found

    Great Product

    Garret P from South Dakota on 5/3/2012

    2000 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very nice item and is worth its price. Instructions were easy to use and took about an hour in total to install the stereo and wire the harness.

    Pros: Easy to use, Good looks, and works great!

    Cons: Bluetooth is on seperate USB instead of built in using the back USB port.

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    Bob from New York on 4/30/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent unit. I've had it installed for about 2 weeks now and the only complaint I have is that the "On/Off Source" button rattles! I hate rattles!!! A small piece of scotch tape (barely visible) was enough to keep the rattle quite. The settings are extensive but easily mastered. The sound can be tailored to your liking with a few trips through the menu. Don't rely on the manual for help as it is very poorly written. Most of the display is not even mentioned in the manual. I wrote to them twice to find out what items on the disply were indicating. The "Radar" thing in the top left corner is for "asthetics". It doesn't mean a thing. A waste of display real estate in my opinion, could have been a great place for the time to be displayed full time. Overall a great unit.

    Pros: Sound and looks (color can be tailored to match the dash)

    Cons: Manual!!!

    Great Value

    BigBadThor from Toronto, ON on 4/24/2012

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

    I've had many JVC products in my life and have never been disappointed. This unit is no exception. Like I did with my 02 Elantra, I took out the stock and poor-sounding factory unit out of my Jetta and replaced it with a JVC unit, thinking that I would want to eventually upgrade the speakers too. No need! This unit brings the stock speakers alive so they can realize their true potential. There's a power and presence to the sound now that is really fabulous, especially for the price. There's definitely a learning curve involved when you first start using it, but it eventually becomes intuitive.

    Pros: Bluetooth! Streaming from my iPhone 4 sounds incredible; no discernible difference from the direct plug-in. And the call quality is excellent. Plus the USB connection also charges my iPod or iPhone.

    Cons: Bluetooth! The thing won't end a call right away when I hit the phone button, especially when it's in the process of dialing. So if the voice calling feature mis-hears who I want to call, it'll start connecting to the wrong person and won't stop until it starts ringing. VERY frustrating. Plus, while the bluetooth streaming sounds good, when you shut down then re-start your car it takes a looong time to reconnect, and once it finally does you have to manually start the track again.

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    Anonymous from Terrell, Texas on 4/18/2012

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good quality radio with bluetooth included. Works very well right out of the box




    AJ from Paragould, AR on 4/14/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is "AWESOME"!! Easy to install with instructions provided by Crutchfield. Has great sound and the equalizer can be customized to your preference of bass, mids or treble. The ipod interface worked great. The color choices for the buttons and display are cool. Best of all, I think the unit is easy to setup and use.

    Pros: Great sound - easy to use - easy installation - price - lots of features

    Cons: None

    Great Receiver for the money

    TheBocSez from Converse, TX on 4/7/2012

    2008 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to replace the Shaker 500 unit in my 08 Mustang. Very please with it so far. Many more features than I am used to and will take some getting used to for an old guy like me. The color choices for the unit are awesome and easy to match or contrast my existiing interior colors. The sound is excellent. Overall easy to use.

    Pros: Excellent qualtiy. A lot of features and options. Low price.

    Cons: None yet.


    sandnomad from KY on 4/4/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo. Bluetooth works well, and I was surprised by all the features and the low price.

    Pros: Many features. Low price.

    Cons: Microphone should have been built into the unit, and a headphone jack would have been nice.


    Noveneer from Wichita, Ks. on 4/3/2012

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    5 Stars all the way. Perfect fit and awesome looks. Love the lighted custom colors and soooo many options, ways to customize to fit your needs.

    Pros: Has everything in a deck one could ask for. Bluetooth ready, great looking unit and fit just right in my 03 Eclipse.

    Cons: Not-a-one-yet. Very happy and pleased.

    Great Unit

    AaronK from Starkville, MS on 4/3/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Finally replaced the stock radio in my 2005 Silverado. It was quite the upgrade, giving me Bluetooth capability and a great sound improvement.

    Pros: Bluetooth works well. Easy install.


    JVC awesome

    Randy from Pilot Point TX on 4/2/2012

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, looks cool and great features.

    Pros: Bluetooth for iphone works great for both calling and music streaming. Really did not know how many features the unit had until I played with it. This unit fit perfect with Crutchfield easy order entry in a 07 GMC.

    Cons: None to speak of

    Lovin it!

    Coyotey from California on 4/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced my factory head unit on my 2006 Infiniti G35 Coupe. Really had no idea what I was missing. I had no idea about bluetooth music streaming when I bought this. I really just got it to have bluetooth phone and upgrade the sound quality. I can throw my iphone in the glovebox and have amazing sound with Pandora and my playlist. I can't detect any difference in sound with bluetooth vs USB plugin. That was the real surprise. The only bummer is you don't have all the head unit control over Pandora that you do when it's plugged via USB. So I have to actually pick up my phone when changing stations and you can't rate songs with in bluetooth mode.

    Pros: Great sound, Great looks, Bluetooth sound is equal to USB plugin

    Cons: You loose some head unit control in bluetooth mode.

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    Caesar D from GA. on 4/2/2012

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

    Great receiver with a good sound quality, bluetooth works perfect with my iPhone 4S. Way better than my factory receiver.... love it!

    Pros: Great Bluetooth, Sound you name it. Crutchfield Staff and Support.... You Guys are awesome. Thank you.


    Excellent product!

    Joe C. from New York, New York on 4/2/2012

    1991 Cadillac Brougham
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product for the money! Works well with good sound quality. Controls take a bit of getting used to but unit is well designed overall.



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    Bernard from Hawaii on 4/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Pleased

    Pros: Ease of use

    Cons: wish clock could be on when radio or other sound input is off.


    Hector L. from Killeen, TX on 3/31/2012

    2008 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent Head Unit and excellent price. I always change the head unit on my cars and this one have been the easy one just take my like 25 mins. the sound on my Canyon 08 its much better even with the OEM speakers. if you looking for a good replacement Head unit here it's. Bluetooth work perfectly

    Pros: Sound, easy to install, Bluetooth

    Cons: when on Bluetooth with the pandora or any other app you cant see the time on display


    Anonymous from Iowa on 3/31/2012

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

    Installed in my daughters Honda and she loves it. The bluetooth calling is clearer than my factory bluetooth. Easy to install with the Metra hands free adapter.




    ErinR from Atlanta, GA on 3/26/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to upgrade the sound in my 2010 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab and wasn't disappointed! I like that you can match the colors of the display to the stock colors if you want. The bluetooth feature is great and it was easy to install the mic. This unit is really feature rich and I haven't even used everything, but so far I can make calls and play music through the bluetooth feature which is great. The sound is really good and I haven't even upgraded my stock speakers yet.



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    Hambone761 from Brewton,Al on 3/25/2012

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

    Very nice receiver and easy to move around on and good sound quality!

    Pros: Lots of adjustment and good sound quality.

    Cons: None at this time.

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    Bill B from South Texas on 3/8/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit as a replacement for the factory unit in a 2001 Buick Century. This unit is everything that I wanted. The Bluetooth works great. I love having a front USB to use with a flash drive for music. It takes a little time for the unit to access the the thumb drive when it first starts up, but after that, changing songs is fast. The iPod controlls work with my iPhone 3GS just fine. Lots of options for music: am/fm, cd, mp3s on cd, mp3s on thumb drive, iPod/iPhone through the USB port, and iPhone music through Bluetooth. The adjustable colors made it easy to match the stock gauges. Crutchfield's installation instructions were spot on. However, the instructions for the plastic install kit were poor.

    Pros: Great sound and looks. Easy to use. Lots of choices for music. Crutchfield's sales and support were great!

    Cons: Just the lack of good instructions with the plastic install kit.


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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front/Opt.Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front/Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Included
    Satellite Radio Ready Sirius
    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
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KW-R800BT comes supplied with a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's rear-panel USB input, making the KW-R800BT Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified. The KW-R800BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming. The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain plugged into the rear-panel USB port, or can also be installed in the head unit's front-panel USB port.

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

    Bluetooth Profiles: The JVC KW-R800BT supports the following Bluetooth profiles:

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

    Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital audio player must be paired with KW-R800BT before hands-free & wireless operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the JVC head unit. You can keep two phones connected at all times (only one can be used during a call).

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

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KW-R800BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (front or all).

    External Microphone: The JVC KW-R800BT includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth). This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

    Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash (Ring Color), and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the KW-R800BT's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call. You can adjust the head unit's ring color from the unit's 29 preset colors or 30,000 custom colors.

    Dialing A Number: Using the KW-R800BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
    • Speed Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KW-R800BT. If you phonebook contains a lot of contact numbers, you fast search (+/-10, 100, or 1000) through the phonebook by using the unit's control dial. You can also do an A-Z search to scroll the downloaded phonebook. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long.
    • Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
    • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.

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

    Message Notice: The JVC KW-R800BT will ring and display "RCV Message" to alert you of an incoming text message from your connected Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You will still need to view the text message from your phone, as well as create and send text messages from your phone.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KW-R800BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KW-R800BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Song and Album title. The KW-R800BT also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,, Rhapsody, & Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Pandora App

    Pandora Internet Radio Control: The JVC KW-R800BT CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. While providing control over the Pandora music service, the KW-R800BT also displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list; you can sort the station list by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.

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

    Pandora App for iPhone: The JVC KW-R800BT lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple iPhone, via the USB/iPod connector cable (included with your iPhone). To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.

    Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The JVC KW-R800BT also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account.

    USB/Aux Inputs

    Dual USB Ports: The JVC KW-R800BT features a front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) and a rear-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (attached to a 45" pigtail) for connection of USB mass-storage class devices; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB ports enable audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. Both of the USB terminals can be connected to USB devices at the same time. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

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

    Drive Change Mode (for BlackBerry and Android): JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your Android or BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive C