Released January, 2009
The Pros:Built-in amplifier outputs a relatively strong signal - may not need an additional amp. Output is clear an distortion free, sounds great even on OEM speakers.
The Cons:Most options are buried under a few menu layers. No buttons for radio station presets, need to do a complex move with buttons and holding down the knob while turning it. Manual contains a number of errors.
The JVC KD-HDR20 is an in-dash car-audio receiver that features a built-in MOSFET amplifier with a 200w max power output. The first of six JVC KD A/V head units, the JVC KD-HDR20 features a built-in HD Radio tuner with Multi-cast capability that delivers enhanced AM/FM sound quality described as being equivalent to listening directly from a CD.
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In addition, the KD-HDR20 comes equipped with a CD player that supports traditional CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, not to mention those outfitted with MP3 & WMA music files. The KD-HDR20 also boasts a handy front-panel auxiliary input that lets one connect the receiver to a plug-and-play satellite radio, a portable MP3 player, a Bluetooth adapter, or a CD changer. Plus, the KD-HDR20 sports a 7-band iEQ, a wireless remote, a detachable face, a subwoofer control, a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, and 4-channel preamp outputs. The JVC KD-HDR20 retails for $139.95 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Additional service plans are available for a fee.
- MOSFET Amplifier w/200w Output
- HD Radio Tuner
- CD Player
- Auxiliary Input
- 7-Band iEQ
- Wireless Remote
- Detachable Face
- Subwoofer Control
- 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter
- 4-Channel Preamp Outputs
- Satellite Radio Ready
- Bluetooth Compatible
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
Available Service Plans
- 2 years – $24.99
- 3 years – $34.99
- 5 years – $59.99
User Reviews (1)
built-in amplifier outputs a relatively strong signal - may not need an additional amp
output is clear an distortion free, sounds great even on OEM speakers
most options are buried under a few menu layers
no buttons for radio station presets, need to do a complex move with buttons and holding down the knob while turning it
manual contains a number of errors
switching between HD stations is tricky, doesn't get the best reception
over-processes HD radio, washing out the details a little
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