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Jensen VM9312HD

In-Dash 7" TFT-LCD Touchscreen Monitor with DVD, CD, MP3 Multimedia Player, Remote, Built-in HD Radio Tuner, and Built-in iPod Controls and Cable (VM-9312HD)


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Jensen VM9313

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General Features:

  • 7" TFT-LCD In-dash DVD, CD, MP3 Multimedia Player with Built-in HD Radio Tuner, Built-in iPod Controls with Connection Adapter Cable Included, and Wireless Remote
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod controls, charging and playback
  • Built-in HD Radio Tuner allows the reception of high quality HD Radio signals for clean and clear reception with no subscription fee or additional tuner purchase required
  • Motorized, Retractable 7" LCD touchscreen display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Built-in HD Radio Tuner
  • Built-in iPod Controls and adapter included!
  • Front Aux input (3.5mm and RCA inputs)
  • Blue button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 40 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 13 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD+R/RW, DVD DL, VCD, SVCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • Tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • 24-Bit, 192 kHz Audio D/A converter
  • 3 EQ Bands with 8 EQ presets
  • NTSC/PAL Compatible

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front and switchable rear/subwoofer)
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready: A subscription is required for service as well as the Jensen XM Satellite Radio Package
  • Built-in HD Radio tuner for clear radio reception and no subscription fee
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod controls, charging and playback
    • Audio/Video Playback only: 5th Generation iPod
    • Audio Playback only: iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod photo, iPod classic, iPod touch, and iPhone
    • The Apple iPhone 3G, iPod Nano 4th Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and any other newly released iPods can be controlled using the iPod adapter above; however, charging will not be possible unless you purchase the Scosche IFWA PassPORT charging adapter.
  • Navigation Ready: Jensen NAV102 required and sold separately
  • Rear auxiliary input: RCA Audio Video Input
  • CD Changer controls

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9314)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9313)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9312HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9412)

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

40 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
13 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
2 Pairs (Front and Switchable Rear/Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
3 Band EQ with 8 EQ Presets
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
95 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Monitor Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
Monitor Angle Adjustment

This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.


Expandability Features

Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio Tuner)
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.

Smartphone Integration

iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

4G iPod Color & Photo (20, 30, 40, & 60GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Scottsville, KY



April 28, 2011

This is a good screen and a good bundle!

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Methuen, MA


Out Standing In Value!!!

December 20, 2010

I wanted a flip out touch screen for my car that would work with my budget. So once I saw this product I purchased it. I absolutely love it! I hooked up my ps2 to it, a back up camera, a 22in TV, my sound system and my Satellite radio. Best Bang for your buck and the picture on the 7in screen is breath taking!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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good product

July 6, 2010

I installed this in my truck a couple weeks ago and this has worked well and was very surprised at the video and also the sound quality.

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its a good unit

May 17, 2010

i have this unit in my 99 Dodge Dakota. i had gotten it to be a show off to start the new school year going from a jvc cheep deck to a nice tv. it has nice hd radio for free so it is more clear. i didn't really look at the rms so it made my speakers less quieter. the GPS unit is 200$ more. Which is a down fall, but it dose come with a iPod plug witch is good. i just upgraded because i want GPS and more wattage for my speaker and subs, but the tilt is good so if the sun comes in. over all its a good unit i would recommend if you want to see, if you like a tv, if you moving up from a stock raido. To give you a lil bit more rms. But if you want a loud and alotta of wattage or GPS spend the extra money because it cheaper in the long run and give you more stuff. but again not everything. like i just got the clarion nz500 comes with GPS everything this does,and more wattage but it dose not come with the ipod cord or an hd box, but since i have this can just use the hd box for the new unit. it the matter of what you want. but never had no problems with this unit, never skiped never blew a fues,pic never went out.

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Fair Lawn, NJ


Great DVD HD Stereo I have so far

May 20, 2009

I like this radio, have a lot fo feature, but what i used the most is the HD Radio, because a live close to NY metro area I have no problem in reception. The only thing I don't like is the Radio interface screen, which is a little hard to tune into your favorite preset radio while driving. you need small finger to be precise to choose between radios channels Another thing missing is bluetooth capability Everything else is perfect, enjoy wacthing movies with a clear picture, I installed the Nav system which is great, and the ready ipod/iphone connection makes your driving a pleasure. And if you don't have and iphone , you can use the audio input for any kind of mp3 It was very easy to install

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dat boy

seaside, ca


the best ever

March 22, 2009

I bought this baby and it was awesome I have in 2001 300m and it just knock i love the way u can change the eq and it was so fast and easy to install and i got it for a good price it goes real hard with some infinity speakers it just blow people hearts away with out a subwoofer and amp

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Abita Springs, LA



November 11, 2008

I was very surprised with the ease of installation and the quality of this Jensen unit. I've had it installed for a week or so and so far I'm impressed. I installed a 4 channel amp along with it in my 04' Ram, hooked up to the factory infinity speakers and it actually sounds good. So far it has played CDR's but it wouldn't play a DVD+R. The remote and interface are simple to use. I would buy this unit again, especially from Sonic Electronix as the experience was pleasant with fast shipping.

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Jonesville, NC


Excellent Mobile DVD Player!!!

October 28, 2008

I was skeptical at first about the Jensen brand, but after installation, (which was a breeze,) I was amazed! Pros Picture Clarity # of features HD Radio Ability to play MP3 DVD's Best Bang for Buck Full entertainment for your car Able to WATCH music videos!! Cons User Interface is plain No bluetooth Overall im very happy with this unit and I'm a picky person. There is alot of value in this product considering the price. I have it installed in a 98 Honda Civic and I replaced all speakers with Kickers and everything sounded LOUD and clear!! Also, Im very impressed with the HD radio quality. I recommend this unit to anybody!

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Omaha, NE



August 4, 2008

I extremely recomend this to anyone. I got this mainly for the multimedia and I-pod jacks. Getting it with a touchscreen at this price was just a bonus. I didn't really care for the HD radio because there aren't many stations in the area that broadcast in HD so I can't really rate the differance it makes. The screen is great and open/closes without a problem. There are plenty of options for it with tilt, contrast, color, ect. The DVD player is great with all the options of a regular one. I can play Ps2 on it which is great and I can't wait to get subs for games with gunfire. I don't have a back up camera but it is great that it comes ready for that. The only thing I could do without is the time it takes to load and scroll through songs with the I-Pod. Overall this is great.

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Anchorage, AK


Jensen VM9312HD

July 10, 2008

I got this unit last summer from Sonic, and was pleased with it over all, the only two thing wrong with the deck is... 1- the display screen with weak, lame layout, colors, ect.. 2- the deck WILL NOT remember time for longer than two weeks if your lucky! And yes it was properly installed, the deck has no problem remembering 12 different presets on two different fm channels

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Arden , NC



July 10, 2008

I love this TV, I installed it in my VW jetta and it is sweet I installed a bypass switch so i enjoy the DVD everywhere.

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Hollywood , FL


great product

June 9, 2008

have the vm9312hd was easy to install and the kit work perfect sound great and have not install the amp and new speakers the video is clean like the high end systems the tech explain the system when purchae system will always shop here before going some place else first tks again everystore should be this good

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Jensen NAV102

This add-on GPS navigation module is designed to install navigation to this specific in-dash car stereo.

Your Price $179.99

Monster Cable MPC CLNKIT-SM CN

2 Bottles of LCD Screen Clean with Cleaning Cloth

Your Price $2.99

Scosche TK12 Car Stereo Installation Kit

Includes panel removal tool, wire cutter/stripper, test light, RCA cable runner, screwdriver, and more!

Your Price $12.99

9-Piece Durable Nylon Plastic Pry & Chisel Tool Set

Helps with car stereo installation for use with dash and trim.

Your Price $14.99

18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

Great for connecting your car stereo wires to the harness.

Your Price $4.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High frequency test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-105

Demonstrates different characteristics and specifications of an audio system.

Your Price $11.99

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Jensen VM9312HD