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General Features:

  • JVC KW-V51BT In-Dash Receiver
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • Smartphone control for iPhone and Android devices
  • 7" WVGA touchscreen display
  • Variable color illumination
  • Remote control included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: USB-to-iPod Cable and USB-to-Lightning Cable compatible
  • App Link mode for iPod/iPhone
  • HDMI/MHL Input for Android Connectivity: 6' HDMI Extension Cable and MHL to HDMI Conversion Cable compatible
  • Seamless Android control with the JVC smartphone control app
    • Allows the display on Android devices to be mirrored and controlled on the receiver's screen
  • Drive Mode for Android displays a list of apps that can be safely used while the vehicle is in motion
  • Pandora and iHeartRadio control from Android and iPhone devices
  • 3-band parametric equalizer with 7 preset settings
  • 3.5mm Rear A/V Auxiliary Input
  • Rear USB Input
  • Dual zone control allows one source to play in the back of the car while another source plays in the front
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes an external wired microphone for clear, convenient talking

Expandability Options:

Product History:

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JVC KW-V50BT thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JVC KW-V51BT)

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
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

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

50 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.
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.
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

Playback Features

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

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

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

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

Rear 3.5mm A/V Input
1 Rear RCA Video Input

Monitor Screen Features

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

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.

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)
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 - SiriusXM (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.
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])
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.

Universal (Accessory required and sold separately)
  • PAC ControlPro: PAC ControlPRO Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • Axxess ASWC-1: Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
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 (Accessory recommended and sold separately)

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.
App Compatible
Audio Playback
Video Playback
Siri Control
Pandora Control
MirrorLink 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.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory required)
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.
App Compatible
Pandora Control
MirrorLink Control
Audio Playback
Video Playback
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.
Yes (via Bluetooth Connection)

Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating


ottawa, OH


May 18, 2015

For starters I love most of the JCV lineup. I waited three months for this deck to come to stores figuring it was one of the best. Function wise the screen and apps are clean and transitions beautifully. Features on the other hand I'm extremely disappointed. All the features are limited! The screen brightness needs to go dimmer for night driving. Needs more screen layouts/ colors, Volume levels seem low with out using the gains or loudness (distortion functions). The Bluetooth glitches after making calls. A few nice features, the mic control during call. volume of the mic and NR levels displayed while a call is made. Also the second mic for noise reduction. The layout while listening to Bluetooth music, only one line of info. What happened to the title, artist, and source? Same for cds, plus limited controls play/pause, and track forward and reverse. The large screen is empty. Why not have a random/ shuffle or and repeat button? Long story short I had a KD-AVX77 and this radio was awesome. I was expecting the KW-V51BT to a larger version of that. Instead JVC dumbed it down A LOT! Over all the radio is still pretty awesome, and works very good. Would recommend to a beginner in the stereo world or someone that needs to entertain children with the dual zone feature ( VERY COOL). For the rest of the REAL stereo world people, sad day for JVC with this unit from me!

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Caddy Man

North Dakota

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Best stereo on the market!!!

May 17, 2015

I bought this stereo as a replacement for a Cadillac DTS. I looked all over the internet for a stereo that was compatible with a android smartphone (NOTE 4) but none of them out there got my attention and many of the newer models were over priced. I came across this deck when it first came out last month, I seen it in Crutchfield and few other online retailers. Most were asking over $500 plus except for Sonic Electronix ($399). This is my first JVC deck ever, I usually buy Kenwood or Pioneer but most of them were over priced. I had it installed last week and it is perfect so far, still figuring out how it works though due to the many options the stereo has. Makes my factory bose system sound like a I got new system... It bumps!

Pros: Everything so far!

Con: Just one thing, if you got a Samsung phone, you need a 5 pin to a 11 pin... It's a must, but other than that... NO CONS!

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Not so good

June 7, 2015

If you are buying this for iheart radio don't bother. That was one of the biggest reasons for choosing this head unit. It connects to iheart and plays the music but after about 30 seconds displays message to check app, the music continues playing but you have no control from the head unit or the phone. Other apps like pandora work most of the time and iPod works and it does display apps through HDMI although you have no control of any of them. I am using iPhone 5s maybe it works better for android users. It does have pretty good sound quality.

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charlotte, NC

Works perfect as advertised

June 5, 2015

Let me start by saying I had a pioneer first that I wasn't happy with because it didn't work good with my note 3. So I changed to this unit and couldn't be more happier. I set my gains with a smd dd1 and was able to turn the head unit all the way to max volume with no distortion at 1k or 40hz. This unit is the best I've ever owned and thanks to sonic electronix for all the support. If you have a android this is the deck to get just buy the extra components and your set.

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Billings, MT

Amazing, and WAY better then ANY Pioneer on the Market!

October 5, 2015

This thing is great. It is EXACTLY what I needed for my car.

-You can hook up a external HDD through the USB, and it will play MANY different video formats(You do have to watch out for the resolutions on them though, to big((or small))and it may say not supported. So plan on converting ANYTHING you get of the internet to a lower resolution. You have to format external sources to FAT32 and 64kb clusters(or less), may work on others, but I can confirm that it works with that format on a 1tb HDD.
-Changing menu's works smoothly and fast. Once your watching a video, if you try and swap between menus, it slows WAY down, need to pause if you want to change settings.
-Plays video games via HDMI. Get a power inverter, and you can enjoy your video games on the screen, or run the video out to a TV in the back of your ride, and play on it back there, although you will lose the HDMI quality.
-MHL works - ONLY if you use the JVC MHL cable. I was unable to get other ones to work(tried 2 other no name ones, I think the ones that have the charge with the MHL slots don't work?)
-Sound is great, lots of options for messing around with EQ's and stuff.
-Tons of color choices, fully customizable, with a night and day mode.

-You have to down-convert almost ANY video that's on an external source(USB or Disc), it won't play normal DVD/BRips...DVD's are fine
-Sometimes your bluetooth won't auto-connect, it's annoying. Can't figure out why, it just stops, and then you have to disconnect and re connect from the settings menu.
-Slooooooow menu changing during video playback.This isn't a big deal at all, except when you're trying to change sound options.

I'd recommend this to anyone. It's a great price, looks great and does everything and more.

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I picked this item for the feature that allows you to mirror your phone, this means you dont need a more expensive navigation unit, you can just use the phone's apps.
Giovanni G on Nov 24, 2015
Tons of research to get all the options I wanted, this head unit does everything and then some. This is replacing an older JVC unit that didn't have a touch screen. Awesome products by JVC and I only shop car audio at Sonic Electronix. They are the best. Price match guarantee you can't go wrong.
Tommy C on Sep 29, 2015
Able to mirror the phone on the receiver
Josh D on Oct 29, 2015
android compatible
Leroy J on Sep 23, 2015
What is the format on the Rear A/V input TRRS mini jack?
corey j on Nov 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Corey,

It is a TRRS 3.5mm Mini . Similar to that found on the JVC KS-U59, for example.
Reply (1) · Report · Rick MStaff on Nov 10, 2015
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i just had a rockford fosgate amp connected to this radio & when i go thru the settings on radio i choose bass off but the bass doesn't turn off. what could be wrong?
James W on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: You can control the speaker setting with the equalizer and turn it down there... or try the crossover and adjust it there also.
Reply · Report · Justin P on May 25, 2015
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Will this connect to my factory camera?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2015
Best Answer: No. No aftermarket headunit will integrate with an OEM Camera. Aftermarket headunits/monitors use universal RCA Video connections to stream said video, where Vehicle manufactures use proprietary cables/connections/harnesses. Consult with your installer for a possible interface solution.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 25, 2015
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when I connect iphone 6 via all proper cables, it states that waze app is controllable from jvc unit. I cant do that, mine is only operable via the phone itself?
patrick o on Nov 14, 2015
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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.

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