DVD receiver for RVs
Our take on the iRV iRV66 by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
This multi-function remote gives your passengers total control over the entertainment action.
RVs pose particular challenges for audio installations. Their interior space is much larger than a car or truck, and this makes it difficult to get sound to every corner of the vehicle. iRV designed their iRV66 DVD receiver to meet these challenges and provide a fully featured entertainment system for your RV. This versatile receiver features an AM/FM tuner and a CD/DVD drive, along with an SD card slot and a USB port that'll handle all your non-disc entertainment.
The faceplate also features an HDMI port that's great as a gaming and laptop interface, plus a minijack A/V input and two rear HDMI ports for other audio and video sources. You can control the digital 5.1 surround sound through on app on your iOS or Android device. And to top it off, you can stream audio from your Bluetooth devices.
Three listening zones
The iRV66 features 200 watts of total peak power sent to three different speaker zones, so you can set up three different listening areas in your RV. You also get three HDMI outputs, two RCA outputs, and two audio inputs for setting up outboard video screens, along with two speaker-level sub outputs for controlling those all-important low notes. And iRV includes a full-featured wireless remote control so your passengers can run the show.
The combination of this iRV66 receiver and the iRV66-ACWH wiring harness is a plug-and-play replacement for the Concertone ZX800, ZX700, ZX690 and Genesis Technologies GT3.0 receivers often found in RVs.
If you're looking for a serious entertainment center to accompany you on your travels, you just found it.
- DVD receiver for RVs with CD/DVD drive
- plug-and-play replacement for Concertone ZX800, ZX700, ZX690 and Genesis Technologies GT3.0 receivers (wiring adapter required)
- 200 watts total peak power to three speaker zones
- 1st zone: digital 5.1 surround sound with two sub speaker outputs
- 2nd and 3rd zones: stereo
- Bluetooth audio streaming
- AM/FM tuner
- plays MP3, MP4, and JPEG files
- 32 GB capacity for SD card
- 1 TB capacity for USB drive
- inputs: front USB port, SD card slot, front and two rear HDMI, minijack aux in, front and rear video, two RCA audio, two digital audio
- outputs: stereo RCA audio, RCA video, three HDMI, subwoofer/surround speaker outputs
- wireless remote control
- front-panel dimensions: 8-3/16"W x 10-7/8"H x 1-5/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- DVD receiver
- Power/ground harness
- Speaker harness
- Zone harness
- Remote control (w/ CR2025 3V battery installed)
- Operation Manual
The stereo was exactly what I ordered. The puchase was very easy, the packaging and shipping was excellent. I placed the order on Thursday night and UPS delivered kn Monday. Exact fit installed in less than 30 minutes. Souns great but time will tell.
Anthony, Abingdon, VA
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Disc Player: The iRV66's built-in disc player will support playback of CD-audio and DVD-video discs. It also supports playback of MP3 music files, MP4 video files, and JPEG photo files recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. DVD-video will be played back on a connected external monitor (sold separately).
SD Card Slot: The unit's front-panel SD card slot supports playback of MP3 music files, MP4 video files, and JPEG photo files loaded onto a SD or SDHC memory card (up to 32GB). Photos and video will be played back on a connected external monitor (sold separately).
USB Port: The iRV66's front-panel USB (type-A) port supports playback of MP3 music files, MP4 video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a USB mass storage class device, like your USB thumbdrive (up to 1TB). Your USB thumbdrive must be formatted in FAT or FAT32. Photos and video will be played back on a connected external monitor (sold separately). The unit's USB port (5V/0.5A) will also charge many USB-enabled devices.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The unit features built-in Bluetooth (v2.0), so you can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet (like Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android) to the iRV66. From the iRV66's front-panel controls, you can operate basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Fast Forward/Rewind. Advanced music navigation and song/artist information is still done from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device.
Note: This unit does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone communication. This unit may not be compatible with all Bluetooth audio devices.
Video Inputs: The iRV66 offers both analog and digital video connectivity on the front and rear panel of the unit.
- Three HDMI Inputs: The iRV66 features a front and two rear panel HDMI 1.3 inputs for connecting external AV components, such as a Blu-ray player or gaming console. The unit's HDMI input audio/video signal is passed through the iRV66's HDMI output and to a connected external video monitor and speakers (sold separately). HDMI audio/video is not played back on the iRV66, itself.
- Dual Analog Video Inputs: The unit's front-panel 3.5mm minijack video input and rear-panel composite video input allow you to connect an external video player to the iRV66 and send video out through its composite video outputs to an external video monitor (sold separately).
Audio Inputs: The iRV66 provides both analog and digital audio inputs on the front and rear panel of the unit.
- Dual Analog Inputs: The unit is fitted with a front-panel minijack (3.5mm) aux input and a rear panel stereo RCA input. These analog inputs let you easily connect an external audio device that features an audio or headphone output for playback through the iRV66.
- Dual Digital Inputs: The unit's rear-panel optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital inputs can be used to enable digital audio from external AV components with a digital output, like a DVD player or TV tuner. The digital inputs will accept 2ch PCM and 5.1ch Dolby Digital.
Apple iOS & Android Integration: You can connect your Apple iOS or Android device to the iRV66 through its front-panel HDMI input and USB port. However, the audio/video signal can only be heard through a HDMI-connected external monitor & speaker system (not on the iRV66). The following proprietary connector cables are required for Android or Apple iOS connectivity.
- Apple iOS: If you have a newer iPhone with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter and Lightning-to-USB cable; if you have an older 30-pin iPhone 4/4S, you'll need a 30-pin digital AV adapter and the 30-pin dock cable (all sold separately). In addition, for both types of iPhones, you will need a a mobile-grade HDMI cable (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device.
- Android: To connect your Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone, you'll need a Soundstream or Dual HDMI/MHL cable (sold separately) which plugs into both the unit's front-panle HDMI input and USB port. The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your Android device. Check here for a list of compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
AM/FM Tuner: The unit's built-in AM/FM tuner provides 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands. Each band can be manually or auto programmed with 8 stations presets; giving you a total of 24 FM presets and 16 AM presets. The unit also offers manual tuning, seek tuning, and preset scan.
3 Speaker Zones: The iRV33 provides 3 speaker zones. 200 watts (peak) of power is distributed between the zones. Zone 1 consists of a 5.1ch speaker system, while Zone 2 and 3 consist of 2ch speaker outputs. You can listen to all zones or turn on only one or two of the zones. The same source will be played back in each zone and the volume level is the same for each zone.
Dual Subwoofer Speaker-Level Outputs: The iRV66 also provides amplified speaker-level outputs for dual subwoofers in Zone 1.
3 HDMI Outputs: The iRV66's three HDMI 1.3 output allow you to playback audio/video from the unit's built-in disc player, USB port, SD-card slot, or the front/rear panel HDMI inputs on external monitor/speaker systems (sold separately). The HDMI 3 output also supports ARC (Audio Return Channel); this way audio from your connected TV can be played back through the iRV66.
Dual Composite Video Outputs: The unit's two composite video outputs allow you to playback video from the iRV66's built-in disc player, USB port, SD-card slot, or front-panel video input on an external monitor (sold separately).
Single-Line Display: The iRV66's front-panel, single-line display indicates source selection, station identification, track & elapsed time, volume level, menu settings, and clock. The unit will not display song/artist information.
Clock & Sleep Timer: The iRV66 will display a 12-hour clock and offers a Sleep Timer that will turn of the unit for your after a predetermined period of time.
Remote Control: The unit comes with a 37-button IR remote for wireless operation of the iRV66. Basic playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Fast Forward/Rewind can be done from the included IR remote or the head units front-panel controls
Remote App: Download the IRV Radio Remote Control app onto your Apple iOS (7.0+) or Android (4.3+) device to control the iRV66 from your mobile device over a Bluetooth connection. You'll be able to power on/off the unit, turn volume up/down (even mute), select sources, change radio stations, switch zones, and control disc playback from the app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
Mounting Options: The iRV66 mounts in your recreational vehicle with ten screws (not included) that secure the unit to the dash. A trim-ring is included to hide the screw-holes for a clean looking installation.
Note: The iRV66-ACWH has been specifically designed as a replacement the Concertone ZX800, ZX700, ZX690 or Genesis Technologies GT3.0.
Wiring Harness: Color-coded power, speaker, and zone harnesses are included to hardwire the iRV66 in your recreational vehicle.
Note: Purchase the iRV66-ACWH wiring harness (932RVACWH, sold separately) if you are replacing a Concertone ZX800, ZX700, ZX690 or Genesis Technologies GT3.0 radio for a plug-&-play installation.
- Front-Panel: 8.155" (w) x 10.905" (h) x 1.625" (d)
- Chassis: 6.675" (w) x 9.465" (h) x 5.0625" (d)
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Why did you buy this?
looked like a good product [ BEAU Jul 30, 2018 ]
he only replacements I could find for the crappy, broken for 5 years, ZX700 were: another ZX700, a mongrel brand on ebay recommended by a few people on an old forest river thread and this one. too scared to buy the others. hope this one works out better in our rv than the zx. [ Nancy Jul 08, 2017 ]
will fit an existing hole [ john Jun 30, 2017 ]
The iRV 66 was factory installed in my Forest River 5th wheel. It no longer turns on. Replacing with the same model so I do not have to modify anything. [ GEORGE Feb 29, 2016 ]
7 questions already asked
No [ Richard Feb 03, 2018 ]
We no longer own the RV this was installed in so I can't confirm if there was battery backup but it was wired through the inverter. I'm not sure if power was available through inverted battery power because we never used the iRV66 receiver without external power. [ Richard E. Feb 03, 2018 ]
No it doesn't if full power is disconnected. [ Jim Feb 03, 2018 ]
It's a 12 volt unit with no battery backup [ Brian Feb 02, 2018 ]
Not internally. It might be possible to connect it to a system with a battery backup. [ Brian Feb 02, 2018 ]
I believe the stations you program into memory will be saved when the power is off. Not sure if the last input selected will come up when you turn it on or not. It is in my Father-in-law's RV. If I remember, I'll try those things next time I am with him. [ Douglas Feb 02, 2018 ]
No, it is not a blue ray player. Regular DVDs only [ STEVEN N May 29, 2017 ]
No, it will not play blu-ray DVD's. [ GEORGE May 26, 2017 ]
No it does not play blue ray dvd's [ Kenyon May 26, 2017 ]
I bought the IRV66 to replace the original unit installed by the 5th wheel manufacturer and have since traded it for a new RV. Other than post install check out of the IRV66 in which I used a standard DVD I never tried Blue Ray disks. My suggestion is to contact the Crutchfield Techs and verify but I really don't think it does play Blue Ray. My new 2017 5th wheel is equipped with Furrion and it doesn't accept Blue Ray. If this is a none starter for you, check out if you can adapt a stand alone Blue ray player to the IRV66. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. [ Richard E. May 26, 2017 ]
No I wish it did [ RON May 26, 2017 ]
No [ Bruce Richard May 26, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your sub I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Kenny May 08, 2017 ] Staff
If you mean coax for RCA audio, yes. If for a cable coax, no. [ Brian Aug 24, 2016 ]
No it does not have a coax output. [ Kenyon Aug 22, 2016 ]
It's under iRV Technologies Remote [ Brian Feb 02, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Aug 12, 2016 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The iRV iRV66 does not receive weather band. A customer favorite with the Weather Band tuner is the Jensen Heavy Duty JHD1630B. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Sep 16, 2015 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Aug 05, 2015 ] Staff