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JVC KD-X270BT Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 105KDX270B

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About the JVC KD-X270BT

Alexander H.

JVC quality made simple

When you think of playing music on your Android phone, do you think of Spotify® or Pandora® first? JVC's KD-X270BT digital media receiver makes control of those terrific music apps easy with an info-packed, high-contrast LCD display that fares well even when the sun is doing its worst. Built-in Bluetooth means you can pair two phones for quick hands-free calling. And when it comes to streaming audio, JVC's Streaming DJ feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can chime in with their favorite song on the road.

JVC quality made simple

When you think of playing music on your Android phone, do you think of Spotify® or Pandora® first? JVC's KD-X270BT digital media receiver makes control of those terrific music apps easy with an info-packed, high-contrast LCD display that fares well even when the sun is doing its worst. Built-in Bluetooth means you can pair two phones for quick hands-free calling. And when it comes to streaming audio, JVC's Streaming DJ feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can chime in with their favorite song on the road.

Connect your smartphone

With a Bluetooth connection to your Android, you can control Pandora® or Spotify® through this receiver and access basic controls on the screen display. JVC's Remote Control app lets you use your compatible smartphone's touchscreen to control the action using finger swipes and gestures.

Play stored music files

JVC builds a USB port into the front of this receiver to make charging your smartphone easy. Play stored music files from your smartphone or plug in a flash drive to play MP3, WAV, WMA, and even FLAC files with higher resolution than CD.

Expand your system

If you're planning to expand your car audio system in the future, the KD-X270BT includes a set of preamp outputs. You can use the 13-band graphic EQ, time alignment, bass boost, loudness control, high- and low-pass filters, and subwoofer level control to tune according to your tastes. Much of today's music uses compression which can sometimes muddle the sound, and JVC's K2 technology helps bring back the depth and detail for all your digital music sources.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free calling (mic included)
    • detachable face with 1.5 line display (red illumination)
    • USB 1.5A connection charges devices quickly
    • plays MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, and high-res FLAC files through USB
    Smartphone Features:
    • control 2 phones at once
    • voice recognition dialing
    • wirelessly control PANDORA and Spotify from your Android device
    Audio Features:
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • K2 technology improves the digital sound for most music sources
    • sound-shaping tools get more out of your digital music library
    • 13-band graphic EQ and time alignment
    • inputs: front USB, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt rear/sub)
    Other Information:
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # KD-X270BT

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Information
    • Face-fixing screw note

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    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power 1.5A
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Screen Type ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMAq,WAV,FLAC
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)
    The JVC KD-X270BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB/Aux Integration
    Internet + AM/FM Radio
    Audio & DSP Section
    Remote Control
    Display Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-X270BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.2, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.7 (Hands Free Profile) & PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) & AVRCP 1.6 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC KD-X270BT. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    SSP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KD-X270BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the JVC receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the JVC receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's front-panel.
    • Streaming DJ: The new Streaming DJ feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the JVC receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.7) with wideband speech capability, the KD-X270BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the KD-X270BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KD-X270BT also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing A Number: Using the KD-X270BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
      • Preset Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the digital media receiver. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Your phonebook can be searched alphabetically or numerically.
      • Call History: The Call History 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.
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone once you have activated the voice dialing function from the head unit's front-panel.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-X270BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the JVC KD-X270BT for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KD-X270BT offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the KD-X270BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from and Apple iOS device. (Apple iOS devices are only compatible using Bluetooth.)
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KD-X270BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. Advanced music browsing is supported by Android 4.0+ smartphones and Apple iPhones 5.0+ (specific advanced functions vary by phone).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    External Mic: 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 volume level, noise cancellation, and echo cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' 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.

    Low Battery Information: When the battery of a connected Bluetooth device runs low, a beep sound is heard and "LOW BATTERY" appears on the receiver's display.

    USB/Aux Integration

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The JVC KD-X270BT features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices, like USB thumbdrives or portable digital music players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Music Drive: The Music Drive feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive features lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as an SD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, or USB hubs.

    Compressed Music Files: The JVC KD-X270BT supports the following types of music files loaded onto a compatible USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Description
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WAV: bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
    FLAC: bit depth of 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 96kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KD-X270BT offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music a USB memory device.

    • Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of music folders and tracks on a connected USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current USB device at random), Off (cancels random function)
    • Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the USB device). Next time you USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Internet + AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps: The JVC KD-X270BT allows you to access Pandora and Spotify online music services through your Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KD-X270BT. Your Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (for Android 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KD-X270BT using your Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The JVC KD-X270BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KD-X270BT has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Android OS 4.0+) on your Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the JVC receiver's front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist, or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-X270BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    • US or European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.
    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • Radio Timer: The head unit's Radio Timer features lets you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off).
    Audio & DSP Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-X270BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-X270BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KD-X270BT are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amp Gain: When you are using the KD-X270BT with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 25 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and the volume control will range from 0 to 35.

    2.5V/2Ch Preamp Output: The KD-X270BT is equipped with two 2.5V preamp outputs (Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When set for subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading and offer an independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Subwoofer Speaker Connection: You can connect a subwoofer to this head unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left rear speaker leads (the right rear speaker output will be muted). The rated power output for the subwoofer speaker channel remains 22 watts. The same subwoofer controls apply, except for the subwoofer level adjustment, which is adjustable from -6 to+3.

    Vehicle Setup: In order to optimize the sound quality in your vehicle, you can indentify the type of vehicle you have and the rear speaker location, as well as configure listening distances.

    • Car Type: Select your car type to automatically set the delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off.
    • Rear Speaker Location: You can indicate the location of your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.
    • DTA (Digital Time Alignment): For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.

    Crossover Network: The JVC KD-X270BT lets you choose between a 2-way or 3-way crossover network for your car audio application.

    • 2-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a standard Tweeter, Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Front & Rear: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None
        • Subwoofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Front & Rear: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Sub: low pass filter (LPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • 3-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Midrange: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", or 6x9"
        • Woofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Midrange: high pass filter (HPF) & low pass filter (LPF)
          • HPF Frequency:30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • LPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Woofer: low pass filter (LPF)
          • LPF Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The JVC KD-X270BT is equipped with 11 EQ presets, a 3-Band Easy EQ (3-band), a 13-Band Pro EQ. Choose the one that best fits your type of music listening.

    • 11 EQ Presets: You can choose between the following EQ presets - Flat, Hard Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, Drive 1/2/3, & User. The Drive EQ boosts frequencies that become hard to hear due to road noise (there are 3 levels). The User mode allows you to select either the 3-band Easy EQ or 13-Band Pro EQ.
    • 3-Band Easy EQ: The head unit's Easy EQ consists of a 3-band equalizer (Treble, Mid, & Bass). You can adjust the Treble, Mid, & Bass from -9 to +9.
    • 13-Band Pro EQ: The units Pro EQ consists of a 13-band equalizer (100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency can be adjusted from -9 to +9. You can also adjust the Q-Factor of each frequency to 1.35, 1.50, or 2.0.

    K2 Technology: The KD-X270BT employs K2 technology which dramatically improves the sound quality of compressed music files during USB and Bluetooth playback. When the K2 feature is activated, the sound becomes wider, smoother, and more natural.

    Sound Effects: The KD-X270BT offers adjustable Sound Effects to provide a better listening experience inside your vehicle. Use the "Enhance" feature to virtually broaden the soundstage inside your vehicle. Use the "Sound Lift" feature to virtually lift the sound to ear level. Use the "Response" feature to virtually make the sound more realistic and live inside your car. Use the "Vol Link EQ" feature to boost certain frequency ranges that become hard to hear due to road noise.

    Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output.

    Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -15 to +6.

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

    Remote Control

    JVC Remote App (for Android only): The JVC Remote App is an application (for Android OS 4.4+) operates the JVC receiver like a wireless remote control from your Bluetooth connected Android OS device. The JVC Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control from your compatible mobile device.

    • Source Information & Control: The JVC Remote App provides a Source Control screen with a list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources to choose from, so you can change the head unit's source from your mobile device. Once an input is selected, the app displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist information (when applicable). From the the app, you can also seek stations and tracks, as well as Play and Pause your music.
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the JVC Remote application.
    • Media Player: The application's Media Player screen lets you playback your device's stored music library through the JVC receiver. From the app on your Android device, you can control basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random. The Android version of the app even lets you browse your music library by category (Song/Album/Artist/Playlist/Mood). Song, artist, and album information (along with Album Art) will displayed on your Android device's touchscreen.
    • App Launcher: The App Launcher feature of the Android version of the JVC Remote app lets you access 3rd party applications within the JVC Remote app's user interface. The App Launcher can contain up to 24 of your favorite apps for quick access.
    Note: The KD-X270BT does not support the JVC Remote App for Apple iOS devices.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel control adapter (vehicle specific and sold separately).

    Optional Wireless Remote: The KD-X270BT can be controlled wirelessly from JVC's RM-RK52 IR remote control (sold separately; not available at Crutchfield).

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-X270BT features a detachable face to deter theft. No face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD: The KD-X270BT is equipped with a VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD screen that offers high contrast, sharp images, and a wide viewing angle for better visibility. The LCD screen provides information for audio settings, song/artist/album info, and station identification. You can even select between English or Spanish text.

    Music Sync Effect: The Music Sync Effect feature changes illumination patterns of receiver's display according to the rhythm of the music.

    Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the brightness level of each manually from 0-31.

    Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set automatically, manually, or via timer. Manually select "Off" for daytime brightness setting or "On" for nighttime brightness setting. Choose "Auto" which switches between day and nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp circuit). You can even set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" dimmer setting to be activated.

    Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or "on" position).

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

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    Customer Q&A

    32 questions already asked

    Can I run a 4 channel amplifier with this?
    dan  Jun 02, 2022
    1 answer
    Thank you for your Question. The KD X270BT might not be the best option to run a 4 channel amp. It only has one pair of preamp outputs. You can still connect a 4 channel amp by splitting those off to 2 pairs with a couple of Y splitters, but you would lose your front to rear fade. If you have or buy an amp that can take the high level in, you just run the 8 speaker wires from the JVC to the high level in on that amp, and not use the RCA preamp output.
    hogan  Jun 02, 2022 (Staff)
    Can you use the steering wheel controls with a iPhone while using spotify, or do you have to use your phone to change the song?
    avery  May 11, 2021
    1 answer
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    kristina  May 11, 2021 (Staff)
    Can Siri be activated with the voice button?
    jess  Apr 08, 2021
    1 answer
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    thomas  Apr 27, 2021 (Staff)
    Does this radio have the ability to control the power front and rear and left to right? And the ability to change bass boast, midrange and treble?
    david  Mar 11, 2021
    2 answers
    Tim is correct! This receiver even has a few bass, midrange, and treble band adjustments to help fine tune the sound.
    jason  Mar 28, 2021 (Staff)
    timothy  Mar 24, 2021
    My factory stereo is bigger than this radio. Where do I get an adapter to cover the big hole like the photos in the reviews??
    rick t  Dec 26, 2020
    1 answer
    We will likely have a vehicle specific dash kit to make this radio fit in your vehicle. We also have the other installation gear like wiring harnesses that are specific to your vehicle as well. You can find the dash kit and other installation gear you'll need by visiting this link and entering your car information : You can also call us at 1-800-324-9695 and we will be happy to help you find what you need!
    allison  Jan 14, 2021 (Staff)
    Best location & positioning of the included microphone for Bluetooth handsfree calling from either front seat? Can it be hidden in the dash and still function satisfactorily?
    jack  Nov 15, 2020
    2 answers
    I tucked mine into a crease in the dash. The microphone is out and visible and works pretty well. I doubt it would work well if hidden but I can't say for sure.
    cleo  Nov 16, 2020
    Yeah most definitely I ran them through the trim and placed them on the near the steering wheel on the dash the microphone can pick up almost any noise when it's on. I never really used mine but it worked the few times I did
    mikey  Nov 15, 2020
    How well does the microphone work when making a call via the bluetooth?
    jack  Nov 15, 2020
    2 answers
    The microphone works very well. Mine is mounted just above and to the left of the driver near the sunvisor in a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville. This is my Wifes car and when I call her I can hear her very clearly.
    michael  Nov 15, 2020
    I have the KD-270BT in one car and the 260 in another and they both work great. I was able to mount them around the steering column and point them towards the drivers seat.
    christopher  Nov 15, 2020
    What are the dimensions of this stereo?
    randy  Oct 17, 2020
    1 answer
    This is a single din radio which means the physical dimensions of its chassis are 7" wide x 2" tall. The actual dimensions needed to install it will vary depending on how its being installed and so will the depth that it needs to fit. I recommend contacting an advisor using 1-800-324-9695 to discuss where you want to install it go check if there is enough space for it to fit
    jason  Nov 11, 2020 (Staff)
    Is the screen dimmable?
    gavin  Jul 18, 2020
    2 answers
    steve  Jul 18, 2020
    yes it is. just keep playing with it, you will figure it out.
    dale  Jul 18, 2020
    I have a 2001 f150 super crew lariat... will I need to solder to rewire or does this come plug and play?
    rich  Jun 24, 2020
    2 answers
    Hi Rich. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to look into fitment, as well ensure you purchase the correct vehicle specific wiring harness for your truck.
    jessica  Jul 13, 2020 (Staff)
    You'll need to get a wire harness that is specific for your vehicle. You will need to either solder the wires together or crimp them using butt connectors. It's pretty simple.
    icho  Jul 10, 2020
    will this work with a 2012 chevy impala? or will I need to buy a harness of some sort?
    i like you  May 19, 2020
    2 answers
    I highly recommend you buy the harness for your vehicle. That will make it easy.
    cleo  May 19, 2020
    If you have a stock head unit, you will need a harness (included with your purchase). If there is an aftermarket unit you can use the end attached to the vehicle but will need one from the head unit to attach to the car's harness.
    christopher  May 19, 2020
    Can I change the default color from red?
    gwenhaney03  May 10, 2020
    1 answer
    Red is the only lighting color available.
    eric  May 10, 2020
    Can I get a unit that comes with a CD player?
    john  May 08, 2020
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on 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 what you will need for an installation.
    thomas  May 27, 2020 (Staff)
    I have an iPhone 11 and when I plug it in to the head unit via usb it says unsupported device. Is there any way to make it work?
    barry  May 06, 2020
    1 answer
    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.
    kristina  May 20, 2020 (Staff)
    does this work for apple music?
    buddy  Apr 13, 2020
    3 answers
    Yes it does.
    greg  Apr 14, 2020
    I assume it will as we use it for Spotify and Pandora and it works just fine. So if you use your phone for apple music it should stream over Bluetooth as well.
    lee  Apr 14, 2020
    Sorry don't have apple music so I can't help.
    patricia  Apr 13, 2020
    It says Spotify with android but what about iPhone?
    s.  Mar 23, 2020
    3 answers
    Spotify and I-phone work with this receiver
    lee  Apr 14, 2020
    The JVC KD-X270BT will allow you to stream Spotify from your iPhone, however, you will not be able to use the stereo to control playback, song selection, or station selection from the receiver. You would to use your iPhone in order to make those selections. If you are interested in finding a receiver that would offer you more control for Spotify or other streaming apps, with your iPhone, please chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to help.
    jessica  Apr 10, 2020 (Staff)
    It works great with iPhone
    george  Apr 07, 2020
    Does the USB charge the phone?
    joan  Feb 10, 2020
    4 answers
    josh  Feb 10, 2020
    Yes, no issues with iPhone for me
    arun  Feb 10, 2020
    Charges phone but not quickly
    aaron  Feb 10, 2020
    shayne  Feb 10, 2020
    Can you run a subwoofer through this Radio?
    hunter  Jan 25, 2020
    3 answers
    Yes, there are RCA connectors in the back for an amp output and a remote wire on the harness. I would also suggest getting crutchfields ready-harness for your vehicle. Saves alot of time!
    tiffany  Jan 25, 2020
    according to the manual you can hook one of the rear speaker connections to a subwoofer. there is no dedicated subwoofer preamp connection though.
    dennis  Jan 25, 2020
    You can run a 4ohm subwoofer through the rear speaker wires. It would give you about 50 watts of power. Look at the manual for details.
    medwynn  Jan 25, 2020
    Does this work with a 1988 ford bronco 2 and is it compatible with iphone x ?
    wade  Jan 13, 2020
    5 answers
    I'm sure it will work in your bronco. And I'm sure it compatible with any cell phone.
    charles  Jan 30, 2020
    I'm not sure on either question but it is a single din unit that is not very deep behind the face so if your bronco 2 has a single din factory radio it should work. This unit is compatible with my iPhone 8 so I don't see why an x wouldn't work.
    michael  Jan 30, 2020
    Wade, you should reach out to one of our advisors for more personalized help.
    thomas  Jan 28, 2020 (Staff)
    It should work with the correct mounting kit. It is compatible with the iphone X.
    jason  Jan 28, 2020
    I don't know about the 1988 Bronco 2, but it is definitely compatible with an iPhone x. Mine is paired with the radio.
    steve  Jan 14, 2020
    What kind of harness does this use?
    josh  Nov 01, 2019
    1 answer
    Standard plug in harness which you have to splice into your vehicle harness unless you get the plug that plugs into your existing vehicle harness.
    jack  Nov 01, 2019

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