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JVC KW-R900BT

Double-Din Bluetooth Car Stereo w/ Pandora Control, USB, iPod Connection, Aux Input

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General Features:

  • JVC KW-R900BT In-dash Receiver
  • 4-line Dot-Matrix text display
  • A2DP audio streaming with compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Integrated Pandora internet radio control with attached iPhone
  • 2-location Variable Color Illumination with 30,000 color options
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 20 watts x 4 channels
  • Remote control included
  • CD text information display
  • 12 or 24 hours digital clock display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • CD/CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA Playback
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • 5-band parametric equalizer with 9 selectable tone curves (5 Preset, 4 User)
  • 24bit DAC enhances MP3/WMA playback
  • Low Pass and High Pass crossover filter control
  • Separate subwoofer level control

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 5V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS Radio Package or XM Radio Package and subscription required and sold separately
  • Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • Plays music stored on the iPhone 5 via Apple’s supplied Lightning-to-USB cable
  • 3.5mm Front Auxiliary Input
  • Front and Rear USB Inputs
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately

Bluetooth Features:

  • Bluetooth version 2.1 +EDR certified
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes an external wired microphone for clear, distortion-free talking

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.

Double 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.

None
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.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and 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.
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.
5-band parametric equalizer
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.

Dot-Matrix 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.

35,000 Variable Colors
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Variable Color Illumination
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.
102 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.
12
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.

No

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.
Yes
Number of Front USB Inputs
1
Number of Rear USB Inputs
1
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

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.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

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.
iPhone (iOS)
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.
Optional - SIRIUS or 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.
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.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
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.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
iPhone 5 Compatible
App Compatible
Audio Playback
Pandora Control
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 Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
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.
No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
71%
4 Star
29%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.8
Design
4.6
Usability
4.4
Christopher

San Francisco, CA

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Solid head unit, great sound quality features.

July 18, 2014

This unit is cheap but has high power preamp outputs, and high power wattage as well, it does everything a head unit should do including high and low pass crossovers, I have it hooked to my stock components in the front which benefit from 20 watts rms now, then for the rear I got Polk Dxi 6x9s hooked to 90 watts rms x2 alpine power pack in bridge mode which sounds super clean, then for the lows a 15" alpine type R in a slot ported box hooked to 800 rms at 1 ohm pioneer mono class d amp, my system is very loud and very clean it's with all relatively cheap hardware and components with the jvc working great for me, best part about the jvc is it doesn't have a slow moving push screen, all controls are instantaneous and the large volume knob is great!

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Terry

Compton

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October 20, 2013

This unit is great.It has a lot of features to adjust your music needs,and the power is great.The bluetooth works well,cannot complain on that.I would recommend this unit to anyone.

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Philippe

Canada

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Great Value

September 18, 2013

I replace my oem system in my eclipse 06 with this receiver and i was very surprised . Sounds really good even with oem speakers. This unit is really easy to use and work pretty well for this price.

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Peter

Canada

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peterc

December 9, 2013

so far so good lots of features sounds great, good purchase the free installation kit made life easy

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Danbin

Canada

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Great deck for a great price!

November 18, 2013

Bought this deck to replace the factory unit in our Trailblazer. Having owned literally dozens of decks, ranging from low end to the best money can buy, I didn't have high expectations for this one (being priced at $159!). I must say, I am pleasantly surprised!
This unit is very simple to operate. Installation was a breeze, thanks to the good folks at Sonic E helping me get the necessary harnesses and adapters. Functionally, this deck does EVERYTHING I want it to! Bluetooth works great (love the fact that we can have 2 phones hooked up at the same time), which is what I use most of the time. The built in crossovers are so simple to use, I am so impressed!
Overall, I would definitely recommend this unit!

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Terry

Columbus, GA

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JVC KW-R900BT

October 18, 2013

Got this radio in today,I installed this unit in a Chrysler 200,had to do some modification to get the unit in.So far I'm satisfied with it,it produces great sound,got this matched up with 4 6x9 Audiobahn 3 way and it definitely have great bass and mellow highs.I would suggest this unit to anyone,great buy for the money.

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Robert

Dewey, OK

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awesome car stereo

August 8, 2013

This stereo is a great buy at this price well worth the money.I have owned a lot of car stereos some were really expensive and this by far is my favorite one.It has plenty of hookups to run multiple amps front rear and sub with plenty of power to feed them.It has plenty of menu options so you can make ur system sound great what ever kind of music you listen to.The bluetooth is awesome works perfect the ipod controls are great as well.The screen is big and bright the buttons are big and well lit easy to get to and use.It is very user friendly easy to understand.The colors are endless and can match just about any interior.i have one in my 2002 GMC Sanoma and my 2010 Malibu and i have recommended it to all my friends and family they love the way it looks in both vehicles plus sonic electronix gives you everything you need to install it so you cant go wrong

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Bradley

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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Very Good Head Unit for the Money

January 6, 2014

Everything worked as described in the literature. I prewired the wiring harness to the new head unit on the kitchen, much easier to do there than sitting in your truck. My harness was the Scosche GM09SR for my 2005 Colorado and worked perfectly.

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Nonickname

Birmingham, AL

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Great Unit

December 17, 2013

This unit sounds great! It also has some very useful features like time alignment, amplifier gain, speaker crossover separate for front and rear, subwoofer control, three sets of RCA outs (one for the subwoofer), and many others. I have seen reviews complaining that the unit's lighting is too bright, but the thing is there is a setting for that too! Under the main menu choose "dimmer" then "brightness" and you can control that. I adjusted mine and it is very close to the same brightness as the stock gauges on my f150. There is also a 5 band equalizer that is useful to tune overly bright speakers or to alter the sound to your liking. The unit blends in on my dash and looks very stock like too.

I am very pleased with this unit and I believe it sounds good enough to please even many "audiophiles". I have mine connected to an older A/D/S amplifier (MX460) which puts out 60w x4 and it sounds great. The Burr Brown 24 bit DAC probably has a lot to do with that. For the price I don't see how you can go wrong!

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rondale

Orlando, FL

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great buy for the money

March 7, 2014

this is a nice set if your looking for usb,cd player and just a nice buy.

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Ken

Folsom, LA

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August 20, 2013

Do not like that it doesn't have instant knob for bass and treble controls. On/off does not dim with radio lights and is too bright at night.

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Jacob

Niagara Falls, NY

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Great Head Unit

August 20, 2013

My only complaint is that it can be hard to read when it's sunny out, although I suspect this is the case with most comparable head units.

The sound quality is fantastic, the deck looks great, too. With the ability to choose a wide variety of colors, it doesn't stick out like other aftermarket decks. Most people don't even realize it isn't stock.

I mostly use bluetooth and it works great. I haven't used USB or AUX yet. Bluetooth takes about 15-30 seconds to connect to my phone.

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Adam

New Albany, IN

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Reliable

May 14, 2013

I have had the JVC KW-R900BT for 6 months and i have not had any problems. I use the bluetooth feature all the time. If you want a reliable radio this is the one for you.

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JerryM

Canada

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Great Unit for 2001 to 2004 Ford Mach 460 Replacement.

February 9, 2013

My Mach 460 HU kept jamming, I bought a KW-R800BT here in Canada but the HPF/LPF was not quite at the frequencies of the the stock Ford unit and I wanted to keep things as stock as possible (no wiring changes). Checked around Pioneer, Kenwood, (JVC-Kenwood same thing), Alpine, the KW-R900Bt is the closest I could find for a simple swap and this unit has not disappointed. I also installed the Powerbass S-275CH into the Mustang pods and rear pods tight fit but it works. This is for a 2001 Cobra. LPF 200HZ, -12db slope, HPF 200HZ -18db slope, subwoofer volume at 3 and I must say it sounds twice as good as the stock sytem. Thanks, to SonicElectronix this was a great buy for me, didn't need the free harness or mounting kit, however will give that to my brother he has a 1999 Cobra. Could not have purchased this unit for less, that is if I could find it above the 49 parallel. Will give him my 800Bt if he wants it good unit as well but not as many options to keep things stock. Mach 460 has just became a Mach 540 peak, no sub required.

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Strongcoffee

Canada

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Very Happy With This Unit

July 3, 2013

Installed in a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria. Just wanted to wait a few months before reviewing this unit and I must say that it was a very good choice. I really enjoy being able to sync two phones. I was able to adjust the color to match my interior and the day/night dimming feature all work fine.
The hard buttons and volume dial were a real plus for me as it gets really, really cold here in the winter (-42F last year) and a reason I didn't go for a touch screen. Installation was not difficult, with the Sonic supplied accessories. Just wish the menu was, at times, a little more intuitive.

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Michael

Watauga, TX

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Excellent Value

June 25, 2013

Installed in 2000 Toyota Tundra. Factory mounts matched up almost perfectly.(Had to enlarge 1 out of 4 holes). Easy install, hardest part was running the mic. Used pre-amp outputs to my existing amplifiers. Used a scope to adjust amp gains, unit sounds great. Tuner maybe not as good as factory, but close. USB and Bluetooth are what I bought it for, Phone pairing was simple and fast. Taking phone calls works great and people hear me fine. This is really an amazing value at $199. Multi-line display, Radio preset hard buttons and the ability to tune the color(Day and Night separately make this a great head unit.

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JohnA

Memphis

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4 of 5

June 4, 2013

I've had this unit for about six months and I'm generally quite happy with it. The only issue is that the bluetooth sometimes is slow to detect my android phone which can be frustrating. Other than this it is a solid unit with plenty of great features and was simple to install, I have it attached to 2 amps via the 3 pairs of RCAS preamp outputs.
It is a solid value and I would recommend this unit to others.

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james

corinth, TX

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JVC

September 19, 2012

This unit performs great! I was a little hesitant coming from an Alpine CDA-9887. I was looking for a double din unit that had blue tooth, Time Alignment, X-Over and subwoofer adjustments. This one does and it really performs. Super clean unit. My only complaint is the menu system. In order to get to some of the often used controls - Sub level, balance and fade, you have to go into the same menu as everything else. It would be nice if there was another button to access these controls. In any event, the performance is what counts must and this one delivers!

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JonUF02

Orlando, FL

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Loaded value double-din unit

December 27, 2013

This is a great value-price unit for a double-din space. Packed with great features and so easy my sister can use it with minimal questions. All the bluetooth features work simply and flawlessly. Pandora link shows song titles and allows track skipping directly on the unit. Phone sync works perfect and allows 2 phones. If you don't care about paying extra for the unnecessary "bling" factor of a touch screen unit, and you want to fill a double-din opening without the ugly pocket adapter kits, then this is the one for you! This has all the good stuff and nice display features for a great price. I chose this over the similarly priced Pioneer because it allows for addition of Sirius/XM satellite option, and the display can show more information than the slightly lower JVC model.

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Robert

Sanford, FL

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Nice Head Unit

December 16, 2013

The head unit does just fine. I like the factory style buttons, and color choices. I am not a fan of any of the touch screen head units. The head unit mounts well. I will say that it introduced some noise to the system coming from the amp pre-outs. I resolved it by using a small copper wire and wrapped around all the pre-outs and then put the RCA cables in. The pro-eq is great, it allows full control of the sound. Bluetooth works perfect.

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joseph

west memphis, AR

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great value and great oem replacement

November 17, 2013

factory radio in my 2008 gmc sierra stopped working. installed with two radio converters, one for steering wheel capability and one to run all other bells and whistles with onstar. radio sounds great. keep up the good work Sonic.

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Erik

Tucson, AZ

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Amazing

August 26, 2013

This deck is above and beyond what I hoped for. Many features and functions and they all work great. Bluetooth works great call quality is top notch.

Only down side it wont read my 1 terabyte hard drive. But I can deal with that since everything else is outstanding

Well worth the price

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Mikey P

New Jersey

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Nice upgrade for my Nissan Sentra

February 1, 2013

Well the only disclaimer that I have, is that this product DOES in fact work for a Nissan Sentra SR 2010

With that out of the way, this is a great product. Sound quality is pretty decent throughout the car, and with the inclusion of the Sirius SCC1 adapter and JVC hookup I've got satellite radio streaming through the car and loving it. Also good with bluetooth. Can just bring the phone into the car, then turn it on and receive and make calls from the car without needing to push buttons. Great product if you feel like spending a little extra for something nicer.

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Lukas007

Poland

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Good looking unit with solid performance

January 23, 2013

I bought this unit for my 91' Ford Probe GT. After a few modifications it fits lie a glove to my center console. Design and quality of the front and rear panel are comparable with hi-end Pioneer and Alpine head units I've seen before. Good sound equalizer, time correction, crossovers ... and what is the most important for the whole system - 5V gold preouts. Sound quality. I had old school Alpine 7832R, newer 9835R, and I have to say that this JVC sounds as good as both of them. It goes lond and clear on Morel Tempo 6 on front, Kenwood KAC-943 and u-Dimension EL-S104 sub. Highly recommeding this one for sure.

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Steven

Grand Rapids, MI

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Clean, Sleek, And Full of Functions

January 2, 2013

I got this unit as a Christmas gift from the family (awesome right?) after looking at reviews everywhere on all different units. I was looking for something that wouldn't attract the wrong attention and look almost stock without sacrificing the benefits of a nice deck. 5V gold plated preouts, Bluetooth system that is easy and clear, and the ability to tune to your hearts content, and features galore. The cool thing is, I can't complain about a single thing on this radio. I put it in Christmas day and a week later I still don't want to get out of the car. If you want something simple packed with the best of the best packed into it, Here ya go.

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olin

pittsburgh, PA

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very nice

September 17, 2012

this head unit is on point. it does evrything i need it to do. all it needs is built in hd or satellite & it would b perfect. but for the features it has & the price, it's worth a solid recommendation to anyone.

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Steven

Tucson, AZ

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Awesome Deck

July 1, 2012

This thing is real nice. Has a wide range of controls. If you need to be happy with seeing the radio in the day time,then buy this one. The color adjustments are second to none. Very cool to have 5 band eq that the user can mess with, even the factory settings. It also has a full set of cross over settings.
The bad.. to hard to get to the sub level without wrecking the vehicle. So a control from kicker was a must , and a better way to go anyway. The two things a need to adjust quickly with no fuss is the sum level and volume control. That brings me to the other gripe. The volume knob is to slick and requires to much effort. Pretty minor issues for such a great amount of pluses. I would say this is the nicest deck I have owned. And I have owned my share because I am a tech junkie. The bluetooth and pandora off of my Samsung Galaxy 2 work perfect also.
Super happy!!

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Big O

Pittsburgh, PA

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worth the $$$

May 9, 2012

I purchased this unit bout a month ago. Ifinally have it in my car & I love it . It does everything I need it 2 do. It has my T1 bangin out. So far i'm very satisfied

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Brian

Heber City, UT

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Love it!

January 18, 2014

I needed a deck to give my wife bluetooth hands free in her Mitsubishi Galant. Install went off with out a hitch. This deck has great features for it's price point. I was hoping it would be easy to navigate and access features so I would have to explain it over and over again to my wife. She mastered it in no time (and she's really not that technically savvy). I love that it remembers and pairs with both our phones and switches back and forth easily. I'm glad I purchased.

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Seth

Lakewood, CO

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It's ALMOST what I wanted. Great overall - disappointing misses.

November 10, 2013

FIrst, Sonic did a great job in shipping this on time and the price was excellent.

As for the deck. Great deck, some excellent settings such as time delay, a basic 4 band EQ, and etc. Plenty of power, has iPod control, Pandora Control, great bluetooth for audio and for talking on the phone. Unfortunately, I cannot give it 5 starts for two reasons. One - no quick access to bass and treble... yes, there are memory settings for the EQ but if you listen to a variety of music as I do, this is unfortunate detail. Second, the screen has a shiny surface and can be hard to see in full sunlight. It's 2013 - this should no longer be an issue with this grade of equipment.

Minus the two flaws, I'm quite happy with this deck and will continue to use it for some time.

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kevin

Germany

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does not fit 2011 ford ranger.

October 15, 2013

I guess the ford ranger stock CD player is not quite a double din. I had to dermal out the dash to make this unit fit and when all was said and done, there was a small gap on the right side. people say the installation looks good but I see the gap every time I get into the pickup...... what a pain :/.... other than that, it's a great CD player. this is the second time I've bought this model. I had it in my 2007 chevy Silverado and the JVC fit great. it also sounds great in both trucks and it easy to use.

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Edwin

Fort Worth, TX

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Great Product

April 26, 2013

Me and my son and a friend bought JVC for our vehicles and installed them ourselves and 6 months later were still very happy with the product.

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Tom

Imperial, CA

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2002 F150 Install

November 4, 2012

Excellent unit. Looks OEM installed in myF150. Do not use the JVC sleeve when installing. Cut your sub dash about 3/4" and use the Metra kit to install.
The unit is excellent, operates well, sounds awesome. Functions are well laid out. Bluetooth for my Droid and Pandora streaming is so cool!

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Lj

South Houston, TX

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Awesome

February 7, 2014

The product does everything it tells you to a high standard especially for the value u get the features for on the stereo. The bluetooth feature is the most used feature for me and works great (use for music 10 but the mic doesnt work crystal clear on phone conversations but get the job done 6-7).

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Hew hempner

Warm Springs, OR

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pretty good

October 10, 2013

No list of cons with this headunit. When using the bluetooth to play music its clear as a cd. Highly recommend this here

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mark

Canada

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Great Buy. Exceptional Value

May 16, 2013

Takes up to 3 Bluetooth devices. On long trips each person playing there music wirelessly.
Audio book play wirelessly also over Bluetooth from phone or Ipod.
Come complete with Microphone for clear hands free while driving. I do a lot of mileage and this car audio has been a great help.

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Ryan

Woodbridge, VA

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JVC always rocks

July 7, 2014

Decent sound through some crappie truck speakers, easy to use interface, and "colorflow" is mesmorizing. The Bluetooth is a little buggy. It may be to the fact that the unit calls through to your devices through a plug-in antenna instead of a built in one (a bungle inserts into a UsB port)

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Sam

Canada

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Beautiful

November 23, 2013

Deck looks beautiful in my 2002 Honda accord. lights are very clean and bright at night and day. clock scrolls down the numbers which was a nice touch. Lots of features that are very easy to use including the instrument section of the EQ and Sound settings. 5v preouts were a plus. front plate doesn't remove which is a downer but whatever. front usb has a hide away flap when not used to maintain a streamline look to it. Very impressed with JVC on this deck. keeps in completion with the kenwoods and pioneers ( previos deck Excelon )

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reviews and specs had what i needed
Mychal H on Aug 6, 2014
I want to know if this radio will fit into a 2010 toyoyta corolla s?
Bill W on Nov 24, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Bill,

With the proper accessories, Yes. The website will show you these accessories, and essentially answer your question; Simply add the headunit to your cart, enter your vehicle information when prompted, and allow the accessories to be added along with the headunit. Said accessories is what is needed to properly install the headunit.
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Product Summary

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KW-R900BT

Weight

5.25lbs

Internal SKU

kwr900bt

Internal Product ID

45823

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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: JVC KW-R900BT

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