JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver : Great little unit!

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Ease to install , just conected my iphone and starts to charge at the same time, nice sound quality, varios ways to ajust the sound very good , 100% recomended.

Plenty of characteristics but audio is unbalanced. . I’ve utilised this head device with two sets of speakers, at the moment the jvc cs-v627e speakers. The hu has plenty of features including usb and two three. It excursions up however when it will come to the sound. The audio good quality is reasonably apparent, but even right after hours of messing with the eq i won’t be able to get it to prevent sounding as well tinny. The bass is underwhelming (however maybe a lot more high-priced speakers may solution that) and i can’t seem to transform the greater frequencies to a small sufficient degree. At larger volumes the wildly exaggerated superior frequencies are a discomfort in the eardrum.Received this while it was 50 % rate so for the funds nevertheless an ok head unit, but i definitely would not pay total value for it.

I bought this radio as i by now have set up a better spec model of this radio in my girlfriends car as i required a inexpensive ipod compatible head device. This model was much more than £100 more affordable than my girlfriend’s but is just as fantastic. Simple to set up, actually uncomplicated to use, appears great in my dash (matching the vw purple and blue inside lighting) and has the possibility to regulate the ipod both through the headunit or the ipod. The only variances surface to be the truth the extra pricey model improvements color and has improved eqs. All in all, its magnificent and even much better for the rate.Here are the specifications for the JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver:

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  • Take your favourite music on a drive withthe KD- R521E by JVC! This JVC KD-R521E car radio features a MOS-FET amplifier and a 3-band iEQequaliser for powerful, lifelike sound, even at high volume levels
  • With a power output of 4 x 50 W, the KD R521E is equipped with threeRCA pre-out terminals, and plays both MP3 and WMA files through its CD drive.Two auxiliary inputs are available for hooking up compatible external devices
  • And that’s not all! To complete the package, the KD R521E from JVC is compatiblewith iPod/iPhone, and even includes Bluetooth for hands-free calling (KS-BTA100Bluetooth adapter required – sold separately)
  • 12 month manufacturer’s warranty included

Charges my iphone 3gs by the usb port improved than my present in-car charger. Fitted this to my skoda fabia. You will have to have a fascia adapter, keys to take away the symphony conventional stereo and an iso din adapter for the aerial. You will not need to have to get an iso wiring harness adapter as the stereo comes with a single in the box. Most inexpensive stereo i discovered with a usb port.

Plenty of characteristics but audio is unbalanced. . I’ve utilised this head device with two sets of speakers, at the moment the jvc cs-v627e speakers. The hu has plenty of features including usb and two three. It excursions up however when it will come to the sound. The audio good quality is reasonably apparent, but even right after hours of messing with the eq i won’t be able to get it to prevent sounding as well tinny. The bass is underwhelming (however maybe a lot more high-priced speakers may solution that) and i can’t seem to transform the greater frequencies to a small sufficient degree. At larger volumes the wildly exaggerated superior frequencies are a discomfort in the eardrum.Received this while it was 50 % rate so for the funds nevertheless an ok head unit, but i definitely would not pay total value for it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great stereo for good price
  • Excellent Radio!
  • Great little unit!

I bought this radio as i by now have set up a better spec model of this radio in my girlfriends car as i required a inexpensive ipod compatible head device. This model was much more than £100 more affordable than my girlfriend’s but is just as fantastic. Simple to set up, actually uncomplicated to use, appears great in my dash (matching the vw purple and blue inside lighting) and has the possibility to regulate the ipod both through the headunit or the ipod. The only variances surface to be the truth the extra pricey model improvements color and has improved eqs. All in all, its magnificent and even much better for the rate.

This stereo is terrific, it functions like a appeal, not experienced any problems applying it, but the guide describes all the things in any case. The ipod interface in particular is wonderful, you can just select which album/playlist you want to pay attention to, press enjoy and then as shortly as you join it up by using the usb direct it starts it. So much less difficult than applying the stereo controls to lookup via 160gb of musiconly matter to be aware is that i had to get two adaptors to to begin with link up, this all arrived to about £5 on amazon, on halford’s web page itcame to about £30+. This quick more than enough to do, you just will need to appear up your car model to uncover the appropriate adaptor.

Plenty of features but sound is unbalanced. . I’ve used this head unit with two sets of speakers, currently the jvc cs-v627e speakers. The hu has plenty of features including usb and two 3. It trips up though when it comes to the sound. The sound quality is fairly clear, but even after hours of messing with the eq i can’t get it to stop sounding too tinny. The bass is underwhelming (though perhaps more expensive speakers may remedy that) and i can’t seem to turn the higher frequencies to a low enough level. At higher volumes the wildly exaggerated high frequencies are a pain in the eardrum.Got this whilst it was half price so for the money still an ok head unit, but i certainly wouldn’t pay full price for it.
Plenty of features but sound is unbalanced. . I’ve used this head unit with two sets of speakers, currently the jvc cs-v627e speakers. The hu has plenty of features including usb and two 3. It trips up though when it comes to the sound. The sound quality is fairly clear, but even after hours of messing with the eq i can’t get it to stop sounding too tinny. The bass is underwhelming (though perhaps more expensive speakers may remedy that) and i can’t seem to turn the higher frequencies to a low enough level. At higher volumes the wildly exaggerated high frequencies are a pain in the eardrum.Got this whilst it was half price so for the money still an ok head unit, but i certainly wouldn’t pay full price for it.
This stereo is great, it works like a charm, not had any issues using it, but the manual explains everything anyway. The ipod interface in particular is awesome, you can just select which album/playlist you want to listen to, press play and then as soon as you connect it up via the usb lead it starts it. So much easier than using the stereo controls to search through 160gb of musiconly thing to note is that i had to get two adaptors to initially connect up, this all came to about £5 on amazon, on halford’s website itcame to about £30+. This easy enough to do, you just need to look up your car model to find the right adaptor.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

This stereo is great, it works like a charm, not had any issues using it, but the manual explains everything anyway. The ipod interface in particular is awesome, you can just select which album/playlist you want to listen to, press play and then as soon as you connect it up via the usb lead it starts it. So much easier than using the stereo controls to search through 160gb of musiconly thing to note is that i had to get two adaptors to initially connect up, this all came to about £5 on amazon, on halford’s website itcame to about £30+. This easy enough to do, you just need to look up your car model to find the right adaptor.
Good, but with one fatal flaw. So i rarely write reviews but felt i had to for this. The unit is great, easy to install, good for the money, good sound quality etc etc. However, i bought this headunit for the usb input, and although it’s lovely driving round with an 8gb usb stick of loads of music there is one flaw. The shuffle/random is terrible. On my stick i have however many folders containing albums which makes it really easy to navigate through artists/albums. However, shuffle seems to shuffle the folders, but rarely, very rarely the songs. Meaning 4 out of 5 times it will play the same song from an album. After driving round for a week or two you end up listening to a mere fraction of the music on the stick.
Good, but with one fatal flaw. So i rarely write reviews but felt i had to for this. The unit is great, easy to install, good for the money, good sound quality etc etc. However, i bought this headunit for the usb input, and although it’s lovely driving round with an 8gb usb stick of loads of music there is one flaw. The shuffle/random is terrible. On my stick i have however many folders containing albums which makes it really easy to navigate through artists/albums. However, shuffle seems to shuffle the folders, but rarely, very rarely the songs. Meaning 4 out of 5 times it will play the same song from an album. After driving round for a week or two you end up listening to a mere fraction of the music on the stick.
This is a good toaster, looks great, works well. Fully adjustable heat settings and a neat pop up button. Saves so much time when making toast for 6 people, and looks so nice it doesnt have to be put away.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

This is a good toaster, looks great, works well. Fully adjustable heat settings and a neat pop up button. Saves so much time when making toast for 6 people, and looks so nice it doesnt have to be put away.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

Super fast delivery – received item next day. Fitted into my mk4 golf no probs at all with an autoleads pc2-69-4 adaptor. Great stereo and sound for a fantastic price and even matches the dashboard lights as well – perfect.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

Super fast delivery – received item next day. Fitted into my mk4 golf no probs at all with an autoleads pc2-69-4 adaptor. Great stereo and sound for a fantastic price and even matches the dashboard lights as well – perfect.
I bought this to replace the factory fitted original as i needed the added convenience of aux input and front usb in my camping car. Now i can play all of my mp3 collection from external hard disk (powered by a small inverter, running from the domestic battery). The disk contains my entire music collection of over 60,000 tunes, so i can never run out of music on the road. Note that if you want to connect to the usb you need to format the external device as fat32 and not ntfs. (but then you knew that anyway)the quality of sound reproduction is fantastic and the volume more than adequate. My advice is simple – buy it.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

I bought this to replace the factory fitted original as i needed the added convenience of aux input and front usb in my camping car. Now i can play all of my mp3 collection from external hard disk (powered by a small inverter, running from the domestic battery). The disk contains my entire music collection of over 60,000 tunes, so i can never run out of music on the road. Note that if you want to connect to the usb you need to format the external device as fat32 and not ntfs. (but then you knew that anyway)the quality of sound reproduction is fantastic and the volume more than adequate. My advice is simple – buy it.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

I purchased this radio as i already have installed a higher spec version of this radio in my girlfriends car as i wanted a cheap ipod compatible head unit. This model was more than £100 cheaper than my girlfriend’s but is just as good. Easy to install, really easy to use, looks good in my dash (matching the vw red and blue interior lighting) and has the option to control the ipod either via the headunit or the ipod. The only differences appear to be the fact the more expensive model changes colour and has better eqs. All in all, its awesome and even better for the price.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

I purchased this radio as i already have installed a higher spec version of this radio in my girlfriends car as i wanted a cheap ipod compatible head unit. This model was more than £100 cheaper than my girlfriend’s but is just as good. Easy to install, really easy to use, looks good in my dash (matching the vw red and blue interior lighting) and has the option to control the ipod either via the headunit or the ipod. The only differences appear to be the fact the more expensive model changes colour and has better eqs. All in all, its awesome and even better for the price.
Great stereo for good price. After looking around for a budget stereo with usb connection found this one. Great unit, easy to install in my 2001 vectra. Took 5 minutes to put it in. No harnesses required as one is supplied. Only needed aerial converter pin for the radio. Sound quality great, definitely recommended. Rich red button illumination, white lcd display.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

Great stereo for good price. After looking around for a budget stereo with usb connection found this one. Great unit, easy to install in my 2001 vectra. Took 5 minutes to put it in. No harnesses required as one is supplied. Only needed aerial converter pin for the radio. Sound quality great, definitely recommended. Rich red button illumination, white lcd display.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

Item as expected and quick delivery. Bought for boyfriend’s birthday. He loves it and installed it all himself (even though he is not that knowledgeable about cars) so, easy to follow instructions and compatible with his vw polo. However he did end up buying some stuff for it such as an antenna and an adapter i think. I was reluctant to buy this at first due to the slightly pink colour on the photos, but when it was all installed the red illuminations looked really good, not pink after-all. It works really well and haven’t heard any complaints about it. Very satisfied as it’s a fairly cheap product too.
Item as expected and quick delivery. Bought for boyfriend’s birthday. He loves it and installed it all himself (even though he is not that knowledgeable about cars) so, easy to follow instructions and compatible with his vw polo. However he did end up buying some stuff for it such as an antenna and an adapter i think. I was reluctant to buy this at first due to the slightly pink colour on the photos, but when it was all installed the red illuminations looked really good, not pink after-all. It works really well and haven’t heard any complaints about it. Very satisfied as it’s a fairly cheap product too.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

A head unit with rear & front aux in terminals and 4 channel phono outputs for £61. Oh and there’s a front usb port for itouch/iphone and media players too. That alone marks this as exceptional value. However the audio quality is good too and there’s scope to customise a great deal – from the sound stage to display brightness. I am very happy with this purchase. Some of the buttons are a little small but the main volume and selector knob is big and protrudes a long way. But in context these are minor criticisms – this unit has retailed for almost 3 times the price asked and represents a bargain.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

A head unit with rear & front aux in terminals and 4 channel phono outputs for £61. Oh and there’s a front usb port for itouch/iphone and media players too. That alone marks this as exceptional value. However the audio quality is good too and there’s scope to customise a great deal – from the sound stage to display brightness. I am very happy with this purchase. Some of the buttons are a little small but the main volume and selector knob is big and protrudes a long way. But in context these are minor criticisms – this unit has retailed for almost 3 times the price asked and represents a bargain.
Charges my iphone 3gs through the usb port better than my current in-car charger. Fitted this to my skoda fabia. You will need a fascia adapter, keys to remove the symphony standard stereo and an iso din adapter for the aerial. You will not need to get an iso wiring harness adapter as the stereo comes with one in the box. Cheapest stereo i found with a usb port.
Charges my iphone 3gs through the usb port better than my current in-car charger. Fitted this to my skoda fabia. You will need a fascia adapter, keys to remove the symphony standard stereo and an iso din adapter for the aerial. You will not need to get an iso wiring harness adapter as the stereo comes with one in the box. Cheapest stereo i found with a usb port.

This review is from : JVC KD-R521 Car CD Receiver with MP3 Tuner, Front USB, Dual Aux-in, Ready for iPod and iPhone

Very easy to install, the sound with the loudness button on is great. Best of all you can charge and play iphones via usb at the same time.
Very easy to install, the sound with the loudness button on is great. Best of all you can charge and play iphones via usb at the same time.
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