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JVC KD-R520

In-Dash Single DIN CD/MP3/WMA Receiver w/ Front USB, and Dual Front/Rear Aux

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JVC KD-R530

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All new 2011 JVC KD-R520 Receiver

Getting more from an entry level car stereo can sometimes seems like an impossible task. However, the JVC KD-R520 includes the features and system adjustments that you can expect from higher end units. The newest feature to the JVC line of single DIN car stereos is the integration of multiple 3.5mm auxiliary inputs. The KDR520 has a front 3.5mm aux input and a rear aux. The purpose of this is to keep the front auxiliary for portable devices like iPods, MP3 players, smartphones, and other audio players. The rear auxiliary is intended for the JVC KS-BTA100 Bluetooth adapter. Once plugged in and connected, the stereo instantly allows for hands-free talking via Bluetooth. If you don't want to add Bluetooth to the unit, then that rear auxiliary can be used as another source to input music from.

A Easy EQ 3-band equalizer is also built-in to the stereo and features 6 selectable tone curves. Each curve lets you adjust the sound of the music until you find the sound that fits your taste. Or you can adjust it yourself and save a user preset. On the back of the deck are two 2.5 volt preamp outputs that provide clean output to an amplifier when expanding the audio system. For a entry-level car stereo that is anything but basic, consider the JVC KD-R520 for your next car.

 
 
 

General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • Detachable face for security
  • Two line LCD text display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Red Button display color
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 20 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • High pass filter for advanced system tuning
  • Easy EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with 6 selectable tone curves (5 Preset, 1 User)
  • Loudness on/off function
  • Auto dimmer capabilities
  • 32 Step brightness control
  • Source volume adjust saves different volume levels for different sources
  • 2-Way iPod control allows iPod control from the iPod or the stereo

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2.5V preamp outputs (front, rear/subwoofer switchable)
  • Bluetooth Ready: JVC KS-BTA100 required and sold separately
  • iPod/iPhone Ready: Standard iPod-to-USB cable (such as the Scosche IPUSB2) required and sold separately
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Rear-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to Bluetooth KS-BTA100 add-on module, as well as portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.

Key Features And Comparison Chart

Display
3-Line
Full Dot LCD
2-Line
LCD
2-Line
LCD
2-Line
LCD
1-Line
LCD
2-Line
LCD
1-Line
LCD
2-Line
LCD
3-Line
Full Dot LCD
Variable Color Illumination
 
 
 
Pre-amp Outputs
3 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
2 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
2 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
2 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
1 Set
(2.5 Volts)
3 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
2 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
3 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
3 Sets
(2.5 Volts)
Media Playback
MP3
WMA
WAV
MP3
WMA
WAV
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
WAV
Digital-to-Analog
Converter
24-Bit
TI/Burr-Brown
24-Bit
TI/Burr-Brown
24-Bit
24-Bit
24-Bit
24-Bit
24-Bit
24-Bit
24-Bit
TI/Burr-Brown
Equalizer
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
3-Band
Parametric
AUX Input
(Mini-Jack)
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
USB Interface
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
REAR
FRONT
FRONT
 
FRONT
 
FRONT
FRONT
REAR
USB Control for
iPod/iPhone
 
 
2-Way
iPod Control
 
 
iPhone Pandora
App Control
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
External Mode
for iPod/iPhone
 
 
iTunes Tagging
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AM/FM Tuner
HS-IVI
HS-IVI
HS-IVI
HS-IVI
HS-IVI
DIAS II
DIAS II
DIAS II
HS-IVI
Bluetooth Built-In
Requires
KS-BTA50
Requires
KS-BTA100
Requires
KS-BTA100
Requires
KS-BTA100
Requires
KS-BTA100
Requires
KS-BTA100
Requires
KS-BTA50
Satellite Radio Ready
 
 
 
 
 
 
HD Radio
Requires
KT-HD300
Requires
KT-HD300
 
 
 
Requires
KT-HD300

Product History:

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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.

Detachable
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.
No
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.
Yes
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.

50 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.
20 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.
Yes
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.
2.5 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.
Easy EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with 6 selectable tone curves (5 Preset, 1 User)
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.

LCD Text Display
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.

Red
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Red
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.
98 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.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
No
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

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.
Front
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
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.

3.5mm
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.

Optional
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.

Front 3.5mm
Rear 3.5mm

Monitor Screen Features

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.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Expandability Features

Navigation
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.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
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.

No
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.
No
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.
No
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
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.

No
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.
No
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.
No
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.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
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 (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video 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.
No
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
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.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
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 Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and 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 Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android 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 cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

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

Rating Distribution

5 Star
58%
4 Star
26%
3 Star
11%
2 Star
5%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.6
Features
4.0
Design
4.5
Usability
3.9
monte.nut

CDA, Idaho

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Good Starter Deck

July 16, 2011

I installed this deck in my car and it powers my speakers well. I love the look and really enjoy the fact that i can plug my ipod in through usb and controll the music from my ipod. there are a few features that i still havent figured out but ill get them. the red on the deck looks really good and its nice that its not blue like most. i like the deck and would purchase it again.

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Mark

Portland, OR

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Not bad for the cost

May 4, 2014

Worked pretty well for the cost. Nothing fancy-pretty big improvement over the stock Subaru radio.

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DROCQUE

GREEN BAY, WI

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great value!

May 26, 2012

Perfect for a honda civic. Everything fit as planned! Ease of installation.

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Steve

Lincoln, NE

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Worth every penny

April 26, 2012

This CD player was a great choice. The price was amazing and the product works great. USB port charges my iPhone while playing music, very useful.

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Arturo

El Paso, TX

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Excellent

April 26, 2012

Great quality and clear sound. I bought for my 19-year-old son, and he is satisfied with it.

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Shelli,Nick

Palatka, FL

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JVC STEREO

April 2, 2012

I would recommend this product for anyone looking for quality at an affordable price!

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Redi

Cleveland, Ohio

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Great

February 20, 2012

I bought this product for my 2001 Chevy Cavalier, it was easy to install, it has great features, easy to use and it just looks great on my Chevy. Its a great buy for teh money you will spend, I definitely recommend it!

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Paul

El Cajon, CA

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fair

February 1, 2012

Purchased this product to play MP3 audio books.
Pro: Works well for the MP3 feature.
Con: Too many steps to select preset stations. Also, I don't care for the red light display.

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Bobette

Canada

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JKC Kd-R520

January 17, 2012

The product is a good product for the price, when its working. I have had 2 problems that seem to alternate, for some reason my deck cant retain its bass settings in the pro eq section, however i know im doing it correctly, because it retains its mid and treble settings in pro eq. And secondly, mine has had a faulty connection at the back of the deck, causing me to send it in for repairs.

However for the deck itself it has a decent rms and its simple to use, does not require a rocket scientist.

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NAVA

hailey, ID

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GOOD PRICE FOR THE ITEM

January 12, 2012

If you are looking for a cheap item, but with all the modern hook ups. This is it, but don't expect too much quality.

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Chris

Barnhart, MO

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good product

January 4, 2012

This is a good product. I dont like how it does not have all of the features but it still works good for my moms minivan.

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Tyler

Savannah, NY

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Great Unit for the price!

December 27, 2011

Easy to use, remote works great, its a great value for the price.

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Alex

Lawrenceville, GA

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Great product for low price

December 23, 2011

This radio is the best one I have owned. It is easy to use and the USB feature is very convenient.

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Aaron

Coeur dalene, ID

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Great Buy

December 9, 2011

There are better decks out there but for the price you cant beat this one. I put this in my 1981 monte carlo and i love it. it has plenty of setting to get your speakers and subs tuned nicely.

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IRISH SMURF 300

Bedford, TX

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Good but not the best

October 31, 2011

I love the fact that the shipping was fast and that installing this was easy. I'm not so big on the fact that it doesn't have any preset buttons for the radio. It powers my stock speakers really really well, and my subs seem louder than before, the equalizer for this deck is awesome! It was kinda tricky to figure out at first though (didn't read the manual). I would recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a good head unit for cheap but still wants good sound.

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Dylan

los Angeles, CA

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worked good

September 18, 2011

Like the 20 watts rms, most decks only put out 17 or less, seems to sound good, simple with a small amount of buttons on it. good for the price, would recommend. also like how the remote is simple, most other remotes i have had like 100 buttons on it, this one is very simple and actually easier to use than the deck buttons.

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jonathan

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usb mean more quality

September 4, 2011

Now i can carry a lot of tunes in the pocket superb bright display save threw Sonic

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Fred

San Mateo, CA

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Excellent buy

August 18, 2011

This stereo was an excellent value. The stereo arrived the very next day and took me about 45 minutes to install. The most time-consuming part was splicing all of the wires. Otherwise, it was an easy installation. The stereo looks great, especially at night with the red and blue lit panel. The sound is super even with the originally-installed car speakers. Worth every penny spent.

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sam

ralston, ne

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car stereo

September 23, 2011

The red is cool, but the buttons stink. To change the radio station you have to hit the up/down arrows; you can't have a set of 5 or 6 buttons to go directly to your favorites. Also, there's no power button to turn the thing off. I also don't like that you can't go right from radio to cd; you have to go through 2 or 3 other choices every time. The cd player works fine, but I wish I had looked more closely. I never would have bought this one.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KD-R520

UPC

046838043963

Weight

3.50lbs

Internal SKU

kdr520

Internal Product ID

33389

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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.

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