Tag: Single DIN

JVC KDR Series In-Dash Car Stereos

Today we’re going to look at the all new KD-R Series single-din car stereos by JVC. There are 6 models in the series and with every model up you get a few more options than the last. We’ll start from the bottom up!

The KD-R330 is your basic car stereo that plays CD’s and accepts a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an iPod or another MP3 player. It has 1 set of 2.5V RCA outputs that can be used to connect an amplifier for car speakers or a subwoofer. This deck is 50 watts Peak and 20 watts rms and is CEA compliant.

The KD-R540 has all of these features but also includes a front USB port that can be connected to an iPod or iPhone for controlling music directly from the stereo’s controls. Pandora Internet Radio is also supported with Apple iPhone so you can thumb up and thumb down songs from the receiver.

Step up to the KD-R640 and you’ll receive an additional pair of pre-amp outputs so you can connect more than one amplifier easily. Variable color illumination will let you match the colors of your stereo to the colors of your vehicle’s interior. Also, if you’ve got steering wheel controls, the 640 is steering wheel control compatible, you’ll just need to purchase an additional module.

Next up, the KD-R740BT features built-in Bluetooth, which is great for hands-free phone calls and streaming your music from a Bluetooth enabled device such as an iPhone or Android. This receiver still has all of the features previously mentioned, but has a solid blue button illumination color.

Step it up to the KD-R80BT and you’ll get a few new features. 5-zone variable color illumination and brightness control let you select your favorite colors to be displayed. A 4-line text display will show you much more information at a glance than other typical single DIN receivers. Not only that, the three sets of 4.8 volts pre-amp outputs that are built in will make a huge difference in quality and control when installing aftermarket amplifiers.

Last in the series is the KD-R840BT. It’s designed with an easy to read single-line display that’s visible day or night. Like the 80BT, it has 5-zone variable color illumination as well Bluetooth technology. This deck is equipped with three sets of 2V pre-amp outputs, and offers front and rear USB inputs to connect your favorite devices.

So, if you’re looking for a solid receiver that offers a ton of features, the KD-R series car stereos by JVC may be right for you. Check out all of these products and more at the one and only SonicElectronix.com.

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Clarion NZ500 GPS Navigation System

Clarion NZ500 (NZ-500) DVD Receiver with Bluetooth

By Ricky C. – Product Specialist

We’re all familiar with the types who think they know every road like the backs of their hands.  Even while they’re lost they’re convinced that their just taking a newly established shortcut.  What if it was as easy as typing in your destination, and choosing the shortest route possible?  Clarion’s NZ500 can upgrade practically any vehicle and give them the ability to navigate circles around their lost friend.

Equipped with built-in flash memory that stores 12 million points of interest, you’re sure to find the nearest gas station, restaurant, hotel, or any other point of interest with ease.  The Clarion NZ500 also has the ability to create waypoints while traveling.  This means while on the freeway running low on gas, you can easily find the nearest gas station with ease and how to find it.

Since this unit has a single din sizes chassis, it can fit in most vehicles.  Most GPS Navigation Systems are double din sized, which will limit the vehicles they can be installed into.  This NZ500 can be installed in any vehicle with a single din dash kit, and as long as there no obstructions for the flipping out mechanism.  After flipping out, a large 7” touch screen monitor flips out, along with additional buttons that help with navigating through the on-screen display as an alternative to touching the screen.

In some States talking on cellular phones while driving is illegal without using a Bluetooth device.  The Clarion NZ500 has Bluetooth built in, alleviating the need to buy another bulky Bluetooth module to sit on your dashboard.

And finally, offering plenty of playback options for your listening pleasure, you can listen to a range of sources.  Some examples of media playback could be from a CD, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, or through a versatile selection of any media player with a 3.5mm auxiliary jack. Clarion designed the NZ500 to be a diverse source unit and to become exceptional solution to bring your car into the modern age.

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