Practical, Tuner, Gearhead, Commuter, Auto Professional
Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable, Easy Controls, Nice Features
At the time this was the few if not the only deck that offered an SD card slot coming from a reputable brand name. (Pioneer, JVC, Sony, Alpine, Eclipse, Kenwood, etc). JVC is often overlooked compared to the other brands, but if one takes their time to check out the features, specs, and presentation it is a very attractive product. Actually purchase it and use it will let you know that JVC car audio right now is very competitive. This deck has 4 channel rca outputs in addition to a separate non-fade subwoofer output. I believe they are 3-4v outputs. This deck is ready for aftermarket amplifiers, IMO is how car audio is suppose to be setup.
Very clean and sleek front face, not too busy, and for those looking for this style--this deck is for you. Of course there is a sacrifice. You lose basic commonly used functions. For example, there is no pause button. But the drive/unit powers and shuts off fast that you can just use that. It will remember the exact track and location and play from there.
Other than that, my only other quirk on this product is the proprietary cable that one must purchase to have AUX input. I feel that is horrible, and JVC is not the only one to do this, I believe Alpine or Pioneer, maybe both do this practice.
This is a high performer deck, with total EQ adjustments, motorized and removable face, the face also angles for better viewing depending on how its mounted.
When this was released it was definitely ahead of its time. Now others are following in putting SD card slot.
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