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Jensen VM9512

In-Dash 7" LCD Monitor with Touchscreen and Multimedia DVD, CD, MP3 Player, BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH Capability, USB, SD Slot, iPod Connection Cable and Remote (VM-9512)

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Connectivity is Jensen's middle name when it comes to the VM9512. The VM9512 virtually plays all disc types (see description below for complete list) and with easy touchscreen controls all features are a finger away. The 7" LCD touchscreen can also control an iPod through the included adapter cable, 4GB worth of music stored on a SD card, digital files from a USB thumb drive or storage device. New for this year is the ability to also add an optional navigation system to the VM9512 and it also can be controlled by the touchscreen.

Another great connectivity addition for safety and convenience is the built-in Bluetooth controls that allow you to place and receive calls, as well as stream A2DP audio files through your stereo system from a compatible Bluetooth phone.

A remote mount MediaLink4 center makes it easy to add additional components, with connections for Jensen's included iPod cable, a mini jack 3.5mm auxiliary input, a USB port, and RCA connections. All ports are easily accessible on the front of the MediaLink4 interface, and it can be mounted seemingly anywhere in your vehicle, such as under your dash, in a glove compartment or center console.

The Jensen VM9512 also allows your rear-seat passengers to enjoy separate sources of entertainment from the front passenger with dual zone capability. For example, you and your driving mate in front can enjoy music, while passengers in the back can watch a movie on an optional flip-down or backseat screen.

Be sure to checkout Jensen's optional navigation system, so you can add turn-by-turn instructions with voice guidance through an easy-to-use graphic interface. The system comes with a 2GB SD card preloaded with US and Canadian maps.

General Features:

  • In-dash DVD, CD, MP3 Player with BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH Capability, USB, SD Slot, iPod Connection Cable and Remote
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod controls, charging and playback
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Flip-out retractable face
  • 7" LCD touchscreen display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 60 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 18 watts x 4 channels
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW (including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files), SVCD, VCD, DivX, DVDs, DVD+Rs, and XviD
  • Picture-in-picture capable
  • Dual-zone capable
  • Dolby Digital and Pro-Logic II/5.1 with Time Delay
  • DVD signal-to-noise: ratio 95 dB
  • FM sensitivity: 10 dBf

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear, and subwoofer)
  • Navigation Ready: Jensen NAV102 required and sold separately
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready: A subscription is required for service as well as the Jensen XM Radio Package
  • Bluetooth Ready: Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod controls, charging and playback
    • 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.
  • Included remote-mount MediaLink4 auxiliary input module: includes USB connector, minijack, iPod cable connector, and RCA jacks
  • SD Card reader
  • 2 Audio/video inputs
  • 2 Video outputs
  • Rear camera input

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9413)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9512HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9512)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9511TS)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9510TS / VM-9510TS ** VIDEO SALE! **)

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.

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.
Yes
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.

60 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.
18 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.
4 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.
Bass and Treble Controls with 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.
Blue
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

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.
DVD
DVD+R
DVD+RW
AVI
DivX
SVCD (MPEG-2)
VCD (MPEG-1)
XviD
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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.

1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs
Front 3.5mm Audio Input

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
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.

Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
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.
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.
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.

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.
Yes (Universal)
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.
SD Card

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 (Built-In/Included)
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 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.

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
70%
4 Star
26%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.6
Usability
4.5
Matt

Pleasant View, UT

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Jensen VM9512 is awesome

September 11, 2008

I have spent lots of time researching the in dash dvd players that are out there and comparing features and cost. This unit is without question the best value when it comes to features and visual appeal.
This unit is at the price point of the cheap no name brand units that have terrible looking user interfaces and poor quality features, yet it excels in both these areas. I think the medialink module is one of the coolest things out there, i love it. It can hook up to everything and it looks great installed too.
Also, this unit comes with all cables and accessories necessary to take advantage of its features, as compared to JVC or Alpine or any other big name brand unit that is twice the cost and still charges you another $150 for the bluetooth.
The only con is that the bluetooth is sensitive to road noise to a certain extent. If the windows are down it will be tough for others to hear you clearly, they can still here you but they can tell that you are on a speaker phone or something like that. With windows down and good volume of speech, it works great.
Purchase this and you won't be sorry at all, you'll love it and look to Jensen for your future purchase.

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clifford

lorain, OH

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awesome radio

February 2, 2012

AWESOME RADIO so many functions and features love it.

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jesus

Mexico

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gr8 head unit

February 17, 2009

this is a great user friendly head unit! usb, sd card, a/v, etc...
the best function unit for the buck!
good sound.
the only con is that some features cant be done on the remote controller, other than that, I'm very pleased with the jensen.
don't underestimate the brand, as i used to!

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Jarred

Corpus Chrsiti, TX

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Great Player

January 9, 2010

Does everything other more expensive players do at a better price. Easy to install and great features.

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Alex

Westminster, MD

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Excellent

December 20, 2008

I enjoy this product very much. I have been using this product for about 6 months now and have never had second doubts about it. It is very easy to install yourself and can be done in about 30 minutes if you know what you are doing.

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lil john

mandeville,La

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problem sub only plays with am/fm noyhing else

September 5, 2010

i do recommend this product but never could get subs to work with any feature but AM/FM radio need advice or tell me what i am doing wrong tried everything

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joseph

rochester, NY

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Great radio

May 29, 2010

This radio is very nice, but the flip up screen is flimsy. By pushing the buttons to hard the screen loosens. But besides that the radio is great and plays movies awesomely.

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Ayrton

crosby, TX

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Best Stereo Ever!!!!!

December 22, 2008

This is one of the best stereos i have ever owned, the video quality is good, the bluetooth works wonderfully. recommend buying the gps for it.
it also has really good sound, and the touch screen is really responsive.

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mark

Peterson Airforce Base, CO

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Yee Ha

December 19, 2008

Great product for the price, pros: lots of options, you can do anything with this dvd player. Cons: it has a problem keeping track of the time, its a pain in the butt to play dvds, and the bluetooth doesn't auto connect or like to connect all the time. other than that music options are wonderful, easy to use on most things id strongly recommend it cause their is a lot more bang for not much of a buck

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Boopathy

Wheeling, IL

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Awesome VM9512

August 11, 2008

Truly Awesome on both the product and Sonicelectronix. I did a lot of research before buying this item in this website... I was little bit shacky when I saw the website at first... Now I am trusting this website the most as it delivered on time and got the tracking # the next day I booked. Good one to purchase....
Just today I received the product and installed straight away. You know 1 thing?? I installed it by myself... It simple if you know basics of automobile... the manual had the clear instruction on how to connect the wires... I turned the car key and wow! it started playing with no issue... really a good deal.. I havent checked all the features yet as there is lot of items in this product to use... video and sound quality is awesome... Sound is better than my previous system...

Overall its rocking.... I am planning to take this product to my country and use it in the car over there... Enjoy guys!!!

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andre

Tucson, AZ

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Best thing

July 10, 2008

I been looking for an in dash dvd/everything I need player and this is it. I haven't even gotten through what all it can do yet and I am impressed for the price. My buddy got a different brand for his car for 2K and it does the same thing. I have a MACH speaker system without a subwoofer and it sounds great. If you are looking for something that does alot without the price, definitely get this.

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Dan

Canada

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Great set Features

April 23, 2008

love the product. has sweet set of features. cant beat the price. only complaint is it never closed when i owned it!

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Anthony

Brookfield, WI

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Awesome!

December 7, 2007

The unit is very cool... Its the same as stated, bluetooth function is very nice and the range is good. Touchscreen very sensitive, unlimited connections, very good sound and video quality.

the only problem I have had with the unit, I burnt my first DVD today and it said "Bad disc" i dont know why. And I Have a 60GB external USB hard drive and it doesnt recognize it.. I dont know if you have to format it certain way.. But everything else with the unit is FLAWLESS!!

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Michael

Canada

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A Great Product.

December 5, 2007

I have searched the web everywhere to find this product and when I saw www.sonicelectronix.com price for this product; I honestly thought it was a scam.

However, my unit arrived in Canada, seven days later. Wow...when I opened the box, I found the mounting and wiring units needed to connect it to my car that www.sonicelectronix.com threw in for free!!! On top of that, this unit features things like optional GPS directions and satellite radio. It has so many input and outputs it boggles my mind and it has BUILT IN Dolby 5.1(tm) digital surround. You don't have to spend another $500.00 on a box for the audio features. Plus, there's no hide-away box like many other manufactures. It even has an input for an additional touch screen and features dual mode function meaning the front can listen to one thing and the back can listen to something else.

I am truly amazed since the closest version of a competitors model that barely has the features the VM9512 does was $2,200.00. Even though my car is getting older, this unit lights up the dash like Las Vegas and when people see this unit in my car, they act like I'm driving a Porche.

Read the features for yourself and take it for a test spin and return it within www.sonicelectronix.com refund date if you don't like it (even though I know you will)

P.S.: If you search the web, you can find a cheat code to bypass the units parking brake video disabler :).

Highly suggest buying this unit.

Michael S. Wolfe
Stratford, Ontario, CANADA.

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william

the woodlands, TX

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This unit is sweet

November 16, 2007

I got the Jensen Vm 9512 last week and it is freakin sweet. The bluetooth is awesome you can play music through your phone, the media link is so nice it fit right in my old ash tray spot. There are so many features and expandability on it which made the install hard a mass clump of wires made it hard to fit in my chevy truck. Other than that the install is so easy. (do it yourself save some money) The picture is clean and the only thing that could make it better is if the Nav. wasn't so expensive but other than that this unit is awesome.

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Harrison

Tiffin, OH

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Best stereo out there for the money

April 14, 2009

I used to have a Jensen VM9511. When I saw that they came out with the 9512 I jumped all over it. These are great stereos. Your options are almost unlimited (CD, DVD, Nav, Sat, Aux out 1, 2, Video out 1, 2, Sun out, Aux in, USB, Blue tooth, IPOD, Serial Input, etc....) The retractable touch screen works flawlessly. I have now owned this product for 8 months and I have noticed 0 flaws. Jensen is a name to trust when it comes to your home or car audio!

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Antonio

Fernandina Beach, FL

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Great Product

March 22, 2009

This product is simply great. It has so many connections and inputs which give you so many choices of which device you want to play your music from. Personally i love the sd card slot the most. But i also have a ps3, 2 amps, 2 15" subs, and 2 flip down monitors all running off this unit and i have never had any problems. I would recommend to anyone who wants an in dash.

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Brad

Mcalester, OK

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Best bang for the buck!!!

February 2, 2009

I installed this in my 97 chevy, I upgraded to the 9512. The deck has great looks, the best ipod navigation i've ever used, (way better than my buddies pioneer he paid $1000 for). The only down side is that if you make the screen stay out (thought this was a cool feature) the screen will sometimes stay black. If you make it flip out when it comes on, it's not a problem though.

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Danny

Surprise, AZ

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Best unit ever created

January 23, 2009

This is the best unit i have ever experienced there are so many features and all of them are easy to use and access. the bluetooth is great everybody i call says that they can hear me loud and clear. I used to own a dual in-dash monitor and this put that in-dash to shame and makes my subwoofers hit twice as hard. 5 stars i would recommend this unit to everyone and anyone who is into car audio

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Adrian

great falls, VA

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Best price and best features

January 7, 2009

Best head unit I've ever owned! Has all the features I was looking for but from what I've read some of them have problems so I would recommend getting the Square Trade 3 year warranty just in case.

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Ryan

Roanoke, VA

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Excellent Product!

January 1, 2009

It really has everything! I have had this unit for I love the sheer amount of connections this head unit has. There are only two things that I can complain about. The hands free microphone is not very responsive while talking on the phone via bluetooth. I have to yell for the other person to hear me...and even so, it echos like crazy. It would be nice to just have a plugin so i can use my own microphone. I have absolutely no problem with the connectivity of the bluetooth, as soon as i get in my car it connects. If i recieve a call, it shuts the music off instantaneously which is awesome. The other thing I don't like is the fact that you cannot play video from an SD card or USB drive. Definitely worth the money I spent on this though! The ease of use on this thing is awesome as well as a fully functional remote! I highly recommend this product because i enjoy it every day that I drive my car! I am however considering getting the motorola T505 bluetooth speakerphone to replace the headunit's. But I'm sure that the cd deck will still cut off the music when on a call because even if you answer it without using the unit's speakerphone, it still displays "talking" as long as you have bluetooth mode on on your phone.
Anyway, get this if you are considering it... its a great deal.

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Celeste

Colorado Springs, CO

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Great Product!....Until It Died...

December 4, 2008

I purchased this product Dec 2007, had it professionally installed, and was completely satisfied with it until about a month ago when the LCD stop working. Still flips out, but shows nothing. It decides to work intermittently, but without the LCD working, you cannot navigate through menus and adjust settings. Luckily, it is still under Jensen warranty for another few weeks (1 year parts and labor)and after contacting Jensen, they are going to repair it without cost to me. My guess is that the ribbon cable went south due to repeated opening and closing of the screen.

As others have noted, this thing does it all at a significantly lower cost. It wont play video from anything other than a disc, but on the other hand, it has played ever type of Divx video file from disc that I have thrown at it, as well as every different kind of blank disc including RW discs. Very nice if you burn you're own discs regularly.

Does a good job playing music files from USB and SD card. Ipod Touch connected through media adapter was nice too, although it reads files a tad slow. My unit was hooked to two 9 inch headrest monitors for my children in the back seat and it did that great as well.

This review is in no way ill regard towards Sonic Electronix as I am more than pleased with their service and attention to the matter. I directly contacted Sonic Electonix when the unit broke and they were very helpful and upfront about the whole situation and suggested I contact Jensen directly to save time during the return and repair process although they were willing to take care of it if necessary.

I loved the unit so much while it was working I recommended it to a family member as well as recommending Sonic Electronix.

I suggest buying the SquareTrade 3 year warranty with this product just to be sure.

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Dale

Strongsville, OH

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Good but has flaws

March 13, 2009

So I ordered this product basically because I wanted a flip up screen.

Pretty much everything works fine. The screen is bad in the sun so its only good at night. But in the winter the screen is fine as long as it isn't too sunny.

Pros: touch screen, lots of features

Cons: iPod capability is a little lacking, loading time gets annoying, radio sometimes static

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Ryan

Roanoke, VA

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Excellent Product!

January 1, 2009

It really has everything! I have had this unit for a while. I love the sheer amount of connections this head unit has. There are only two things that I can complain about. The hands free microphone is not very responsive while talking on the phone via bluetooth. I have to yell for the other person to hear me...and even so, it echos like crazy. It would be nice to just have a plugin so i can use my own microphone. I have absolutely no problem with the connectivity of the bluetooth, as soon as i get in my car it connects. If i recieve a call, it shuts the music off instantaneously which is awesome. The other thing I don't like is the fact that you cannot play video from an SD card or USB drive. Definitely worth the money I spent on this though! The ease of use on this thing is awesome as well as a fully functional remote! I highly recommend this product because i enjoy it every day that I drive my car! I am however considering getting the motorola T505 bluetooth speakerphone to replace the headunit's. But I'm sure that the cd deck will still cut off the music when on a call because even if you answer it without using the unit's speakerphone, it still displays "talking" as long as you have bluetooth mode on on your phone.
Anyway, get this if you are considering it... its a great deal.

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John

Canandaigua, NY

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Jensen VM9512 Excellent Product

September 28, 2007

This in dash dvd unit is amazing! I installed it myself very easily and tested it out all day long. Picture quality absolutely flawless. The extra features on this unit are extremely cool. Hands Free Bluetooth is very handy while driving, the media link is very cool to have, i installed it under the passenger dash so the passenger can plug in their ipod or flashdrive easily and listen to music. You can stream music from your cell phone via bluetooth(which is very very cool) you must have a compatible phone which many new phones are i have a chocolate. The 7 band equalizer fine tunes your system very nicely and expanding to more tv screens and more amps is unlimited with all the outputs on the back of the reciever!

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tarek

Manlius, NY

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Jensen

October 24, 2008

Its a great head unit. I have a mazda 3 and until i installed this i didn't realize how much of a difference it would make. its amazing

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Jonathan

chattanooga, TN

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VM9512

March 4, 2008

This is a great product! In the words of lil weezy I press a button and watch my car do tricks. It has bluetooth and I can play music through my phone and talk while driving. The touch screen is very responsive and it is priced here at a good price with a warranty here at sonicelectrinix. The only bad thing is that it has a lot of features so it takes some time to figure out how to work. I recommend people to buy this product you will be satisfied, unless you do not like to have an enormous amount of features.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

VM9512

UPC

043258303783

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

vm9512

Internal Product ID

9863

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.

Product Name: Jensen VM9512