Released January, 2009
The Pros:Thorough instructions and included installation kit make install quite a bit easier than many head units. Consistently accurate track recognition function with audio discs. Menus are well-designed and intuitive to navigate.
The Cons:Lacks dedicated preset buttons, must be accessed through menus.
The JVC KD-A305 is an in-dash car-audio receiver that features a built-in MOSFET amplifier with a 200w max power output. The first of five JVC KD A/V head units, the JVC KD-A305 features a variable-color illumination display with 30 preset color choices, not to mention a CD player that supports traditional CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, plus those outfitted with MP3 & WMA music files.
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In addition, the KD-A305 features a standard AM/FM player, but is in fact HD Radio ready, Satellite Radio Ready, and Bluetooth compatible. Plus, the KD-A305 sports a wireless remote, a 3-band iEQ, a detachable face, a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, 1 preamp output, and a front auxiliary port that provides easy connection with digital audio players and other external devices. The JVC KD-A305 retails for $129.95 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Additional service plans are available for a fee.
- MOSFET Amplifier w/200w Output
- AM/FM Tuner
- CD Player
- Auxiliary Input
- 3-Band iEQ
- Wireless Remote
- Detachable Face
- Subwoofer Control
- 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter
- 1 Preamp Output
- Satellite Radio Ready
- Bluetooth Compatible
- HD Radio Ready
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
Available Service Plans
- 2 years – $24.99
- 3 years – $34.99
- 5 years – $59.99
User Reviews (1)
Thorough instructions and included installation kit make install quite a bit easier than many head units
Consistently accurate track recognition function with audio discs
Menus are well-designed and intuitive to navigate
Auxiliary front input is a convenient way to access any portable media without extra accessories (e.g. iPod adapter)
Color combinations from LEDs are endless and give the deck a cool and customizable aesthetic
Highly compatible with a range of in-car speakers
Lacks dedicated preset buttons, must be accessed through menus
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