Tag: variable color illumination

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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Kenwood 2011 Double-Din CD Receiver with Advanced USB Technology

Kenwood DPX308U

An aftermarket radio replacement can breathe life back into your vehicle. Maybe you’re just replacing a factory radio that went bad. Maybe the radio that you’re used to in your car just doesn’t have the features that an aftermarket option has to offer. Whatever the case, aftermarket radio replacements are pretty convenient and help with integrating today’s technology into any vehicle they can fit into.

Aftermarket radio’s can have a lot of different looks and styles, and each can appeal to different users. Sometimes you want an aftermarket radio that stands out and shows off to the world you’re awesome new source unit. Other times you’ll want a radio that shows off as little as possible, and has all the performance of an aftermarket radio that looks purely like a stock radio. For the latter option, Kenwood introduced a brand new 2011 Double-Din Sized CD Receiver with an advanced USB technology platform. This double-din CD receiver integrates a feature packed aftermarket radio experience along with the looks of a stock radio.

This new double-din sized CD receiver is the Kenwood DPX308U. This is a strong factory radio-replacement solution that is compatible with iPod and iPhone. An oversized LCD display with large text makes all information easy to read. Variable color illumination of the display and backlit keys allows the user to match the color of the Kenwood DPX308U to the dashboard lighting of almost any vehicle. A front-panel USB input is ideal for plugging in an iPod and directly controlling it while charging its internal battery. Two preamp outputs allow for audio system expansion. Finally, the DPX308U has steering wheel interface capability (extra module required) which allows the user to retain many steering wheel controls, improving safety and convenience. This feature packed double-din receiver has excellent options for aesthetic and audio adjustments to make it a perfect stereo replacement in any compatible vehicle.


Variable Color Illumination for In-Dash Car Stereos


By Chelsey P. – Product Specialist

There is no better accomplishment when installing a CD receiver than to have it integrate seamlessly with your vehicles interior. Most stereos come with two or three different color options that aren’t even close to matching your OEM lights. With new technologies coming out to enhance the look of your vehicle, it is no wonder why so many car audio companies have started giving consumers the option to change the colors on their head unit.

Variable color illumination has become prominent on many of the 2010 Receivers. Choosing your perfect color with this new feature has never been so easy. It already offers 30 preset colors and has over 30,000 customizable colors for you to choose from. One company that has introduced this illumination idea is JVC. The KW-XR810 is part of the 2010 head units and comes with over 30,000 customizable color options providing you with a great look while matching your vehicle’s interior. A few months ago, JVC came to Sonic Electronix for product training and brought these amazing head units with them for our employees to test out. Not only does the head unit have a variable color illumination, but it has a separated variable color option. This will allow you to change the button color and display color. The display and buttons can either have the same color, or you can change each one to a different color. This come in handy if you have two favorite colors and want both to show at the same time for a fun and cool vibe. As if the customizable colors and separation colors isn’t enough, this CD player lets you change colors for day and night time modes. All you have to do is program colors for day mode and night mode, than switch them over as you want.

JVC is not the only company to come out with a variable color options. Other manufacturers such as Pioneer have also jumped on the band wagon with optional colors combinations. The Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD is just one of Pioneers new 2010 receiver that will also provide you with this cool technology. Although it doesn’t have as many color combinations, the 112 button lighting colors are just enough to make your vehicle perfect. Along with being able to change the button colors, you will have the choice of choosing a display color to match.

With the right to choose your own color, your receiver will match your style perfectly and will be like no other on the market today. Be creative and show off your personality through your vehicle!