Released December, 2010
The Pros:Sound quality is much clearer and more defined than OEM stereos. Buttons are easy to find while you're driving. Remote control is comfortable to work with, well designed.
The Cons:No support for AAC files if not played by an iPod.
The JVC KD-R520 is a low-cost car CD receiver. With the KD-R520's three-band iEQ, you can fine-tune your basic audio settings (bass, mid, treble). The high pass filter of this CD receiver helps to ensure that your car speakers will not be overloaded with frequencies they cannot handle.
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Bass frequencies for this receiver can be delegated with the subwoofer control. This model differs from the lower cost KD-R320 model in that it has a front USB connection for the iPod/iPhone, providing two-way iPod/iPhone control and charging. Whether you are using your iPod/iPhone or playing CDs, the COMPU PLAY feature of the JVC KD-R520 makes for instant start-ups, from the moment you press a button for a source or insert a disc.
- USB input for iPod/iPhone
- AM/FM tuner
- Front auxiliary input
- 6 station hard key presets
- Bluetooth ready (w/ KS-BTA100 Bluetooth adapter)
- High pass filter
- Intelligent beep tones
- Brightness control that adjusts brightness in 32 steps
- MOS-FET 50 watts x 4
- 3-band iEQ, loudness
- Subwoofer control
- Wireless key chain remote
- 24-bit Audio DAC
- Loudness Control
- Balance/Fader Control
- Detachable Faceplate
- Beep Tone Support (From Speakers)
- COMPU PLAY
- Rotary Encoder
- Power-Off Mode Eject
User Reviews (2)
sound quality is much clearer and more defined than OEM stereos
buttons are easy to find while you're driving
remote control is comfortable to work with, well designed
hands-free calling works well, other end can hear you easily
AUX port works with anything that has a headphone output
auto-dimmer on the display works well, doesn't get distracting at night
no support for AAC files if not played by an iPod
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