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JVC KD-HDR20 Single-DIN CD/HD Radio/MP3/WMA-Compatible Receiver with Remote Control and J-Bus Expandability

by JVC

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  • AM/FM radio, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA, HD Radio receiver
  • 4 x 50 Watts maximum power with two pre-amp outputs
  • Detachable face with white-on-black display
  • Includes auxiliary input; add JVC modules for SAT radio, iPod control, Bluetooth
  • One-year limited warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

An affordable yet powerful CD receiver With a Built-in HD Radio Tuner 50W x 4 output by MOS-FET power amp and pure sound reproduction by 24-bit DAC. You can also plug your iPod or Digital Audio Player into the front the KD-HDR20, which boasts other great features such as a selectable Rear/Subwoofer output with level control, Level Adjustable 1/4" Mini-Jack AUX Input, and 3-Band iEQ equalization MP3/WMA Capable. Wireless remote control also included.

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The KD-HDR20 is an easy-to-use HD Radio receiver with a bundle of modern features. The built-in HD Radio tuner offers a multitude of programs in premium digital sound. The unit also has DiAS digital processing tuner for high quality FM radio. The front AUX-IN lets you easily play songs from digital audio players. No matter your source, enjoy superior sound with a MOS-FET power amp and 24-bit DAC, and dial in the sound with 7-band parametric iEQ. You can also add Bluetooth Wireless Technology and iPod control with optional adapters for the whole entertainment package.

An easy-to-use HD Radio receiver with a bundle of modern features. Click to enlarge.

Front panel auxiliary input for external audio devices.

Includes full-featured wireless remote. Click to enlarge.

Discover how good radio can sound

  • HD Radio is a Digital technology that allows a radio station to transmit more information in the same radio wave, enabling higher quality sound and additional content. HD Radio technology makes AM Stations have FM Station-like sound quality, while FM Stations are broadcast with CD-like sound quality.

  • Unlike typical FM or AM transmission, HD Radio has crystal clear reception with low noise and no audio distortion.

More content, more listening options with Multicasting

  • Multicasting allows more channels to be accessed from your radio dial. HD Radio multicast channels can be listened to only by an HD Radio enabled stereo such as the KD-HDR50. These "Stations In Between the Stations" contain additional format options, music genre and talk radio options, and even experimental formats that have, until now, never been heard through other radio broadcast mediums.

  • HD Radio broadcasting is completely free of charge--there are no monthly plans or subscription costs for this unique and exciting content.

  • National coverage areas--HD Radio content is currently available in close to 200 major markets currently and rapidly expanding. For more information or to find HD Radio stations near you, log on to mobile.jvc.com or www.hdradio.com.

Conventional Radio
Of course, sometimes you'll want to tune into non-HD content, so you can also dial in standard AM/FM stations. Tune into your favorite stations instantly with 18 FM and 6 AM presets (all of which can be used for HD stations if you choose).

CDs and More
The KD-HDR20 also features a CD player, which will play your favorite CDs and CD-R/RWs.

What's more, you can burn an MP3 or WMA disc and enjoy hours of audio complete with ID3 tagging for displaying track information.

Input and Output
Two pairs of preamp outputs are provided for system expansion if you want to add a little more power to the KD-HDR20's onboard 50W x 4 amplifier.

A 3.5mm front panel auxiliary input is also included for use with iPods, MP3 players, or other external audio devices.

Room to Grow
The KD-HDR20's got the basics for a great system, but with a few additions you can expand your options. Add JVC modules for Bluetooth, iPod direct control, CD changers or SAT Radio to take your system to the next level.

Wireless Remote
A full-featured wireless remote is include for controlling receiver functions.

What's in the Box
JVC KD-HDR20 Receiver, trim ring, sleeve, remote control, wiring harness, installation hardware, installation manual, instructions


Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight3.7 pounds
Product Dimensions9.8 x 10.9 x 4.5 inches
Item model numberKDHDR20
Chassis SizeFull-DIN
Warranty1 YR Parts/ 1 YR Labor
Expansionoptional_mp3_cable, optional_bluetooth, built-in_hd_radio, optional_satellite_radio
  
Additional Information
ASINB001PL5SSM
Best Sellers Rank #161,683 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2000
  
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Pretty decent overall radio and easy to install.
Joanna Benitez
The AM radio is extremely sensitive, and I have been able to hear HD sound, albeit intermittently, from both Boston and Philadelphia.
George D. Exoo
Its made my old door speakers sound amazing compared to the old deck and the whole system sounds great now.
Jimmy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Fisher on April 20, 2009
Verified Purchase
I hadn't been a real fan of JVC car steros in the past, but the price point and option of being able to try out HD Radio led me to this purchase.

I've had the unit for over a month now, and I love it! Great sound. I was planing on upgrading my speakers, but this thing seems to have pumped new life into the ones I already have. Didn't realize how weak my old stero was.

The HD Radio sounds great. There are only about 4 HD stations in my area right now, but those all sound a ton better then the stations that are not broadcast in HD. It even makes some AM stations tolerable.

CD player is very nice and the unit also has an aux port to hook up your choice of MP3 player. It was nice to get rid of the sometimes staticy FM Transmitter that I was using before.

If you're looking for a respectibly priced radio with all the bells and whistles, look no futher. Highly recomended!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 2, 2009
I purchased this unit most for listening HD radio music while driving.

Quite some radio stations that offer HD signal are multiplexd (just like digital TV) in that you can listen to the 2nd channel of a program, typically commercial free.

That's where I have one complaint about this radio -- when this 2nd HD channel has temporary weak signal, the radio sometimes has hard time reestablish the link even when the signal come back strong (my other settop HD radio has no such issue). I have to power off and on, or jump back to the 1st channel, than link to the 2nd channel (easy though, press up or down arrow key twice).

Jumping from station to station is relatively difficult (need to press menu, turn to the memory slot, then press).

Except the above minor issues, this device performs nicely.

Make sure when you install the radio, find out if the assembled sleeve is needed. I have the habit not reading (or skim) owner's manual. It pays in this case, it takes me 10 minutes frustration to figure out why it cannot put it into my Toyota dashboard before I realize I need to remove the sleeve for my car.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gandalf on December 25, 2009
First off, you can get this at Amazon for 80 bucks

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PL5SSM/ref=s9_simp_gw_s0_p23_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1G4PV501R4BSJCVSYYC3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

Second, there are no buttons on face for radio stations, you will have to tune to the station you want, then press the menu button, then hold the round volume button down, then turn the volume button to the preset number you want that station on, then press the volume button. ALL this just to program one freaking station? you will need to repeat the process each time to program each station. Now to actually get to these stations while you're driving...you have to press the menu button, then turn the volume button until you reach the preset you want, then press the volume button one last time...again you will have to repeat this every time you wish to change the station...its not like you should be paying attention to the road or anything like that... The engineers at JVC should get FIRED for not putting presets on the plate.

For those who said there arent any ways to control the bass and treble, you're wrong. The audio settings are also very complicated to get to. The way explained in the manual is wrong! You must press and hold the menu button until the "DEMO" menu pops up, the turn the knob til you get to the audio menu, the press the volume button again then you will find the , bass, mid bass, super bass, high, mid high, ultra high, and amp woofer settings.
The sound quality is very good once you setup your sound settings. If you do not have an amp with a sub, it will sound better than stock but nothing great. I have an alpine, and pioneer in my other cars. Much more EZ to use.
I would give it a 0 if there was an option for it on the ease of use section.
Its way too complicated to use while driving
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nate A. Cox on June 28, 2009
Just installed in my Si. Nice stereo for the price. With built in HD radio you can't beat it. HD radio does sound better, plus the extra info on the bandwidth is nice.
For the price it sounds good, clear with no noise and it's not to hard to use.
There's also an Ipod (MP3) input on the face, and it plays MP3's so you're set for the 21st century.

It can do bluetooth, but you'll need an adapter (all head units do!).

I'd say if you're looking for a decent HU...consider this unit!

3.5 out of 5!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Letson on January 26, 2010
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I read the reviews prior to the purchase and knew that there were no station preset buttons on the face (like we have all been using for the past 40 years). And yes, selecting preset stations from this front panel is not as convenient, however, the wireless remote is the trick. You can channel surf your preset stations much easier than even pressing a faceplate button. The remote is simple and you only need to use 4 of the 8 buttons(preset stations up/down and volume up/down). It is better because you will memorize the buttons (just like your TV remote) and that makes it safer while driving. Just don't lose the little remote, it probably costs more to replace than the radio.

And yes programming the radio has a bit of a learning curve, the KD-HDR20 has a lot of features and I have not used half of them yet. You get a lot more music choices out of an HD radio, but it does take some getting used to.
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