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The JVC KD-A805 is an ultra-powerful and multifunctional in-dash car-audio receiver.

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Pros

Many more colour scheme options than competing units

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Dual USB ports is great for this price, allows storage inputs and iPhone/iPod charging simultaneously

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Bluetooth music streaming from phone is more convenient than even using an aux cable

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Inclusion of Bluetooth hands-free is a great addition for this price

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Cons

Unit takes longer than expected to load USB thumb drives and music from them

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iPhone 4 Bluetooth firmware does not sync with this unit

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Lacks dedicated radio preset buttons

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The JVC KD-A805 is an ultra-powerful and multifunctional in-dash car-audio receiver that features a built-in MOSFET amplifier with a 200w max power output. The third of five JVC KD A/V head units, the JVC KD-A805 is a massive upgrade from the KD-A605 and KD-A305 models in that it features two Full-Speed USB 2.0 ports (front, rear) for connection of iPod/iPhone(s), USB flash memory devices, digital audio players, and portable HDD players. Plus, the JVC KD-A805 is HD Radio Ready, Satellite Radio Ready, and Bluetooth compatible, and in fact comes equipped with a USB Bluetooth adapter (receiver, transmitter, antenna) and a high-quality external wired microphone for hands-free phone calling and wireless audio streaming. In addition, the KD-A805 offers flexible full-speed iPod/iPhone song selection through a 2-way control that allows the option of using the in-dash receiver’s or the iPod/iPhone’s controls themselves to make music selections. Both control modes include play, pause, skip, and reverse functions. The KD-A805 also sports a CD player that supports traditional CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, plus those outfitted with MP3 & WMA music files. Furthermore, the KD-A805 boasts a standard AM/FM player, a 3-band iEQ, a wireless remote, a detachable face, an auxiliary port, a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, 5V front/rear/subwoofer pre-outputs with a subwoofer control, and a Full Dot LCD display with variable-color illumination which is capable of over 30,000 customizable colors. The JVC KD-A805 retails for a much more expensive $239.95 (versus $169.95) and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Additional service plans are available for a fee.

Features
  • MOSFET Amplifier w/200w Output
  • Full Dot LCD w/Variable-Color Illumination
  • AM/FM Tuner
  • CD Player
  • USB 2.0 Port x 2
  • Auxiliary Input
  • 3-Band iEQ
  • Wireless Remote
  • Detachable Face
  • Subwoofer Control
  • 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter
  • 5V Front/Rear/Subwoofer Pre-Outputs
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Bluetooth Compatible
  • Bluetooth Adapter (Receiver, Transmitter, Antenna)
  • External Wired Microphone
  • iPod/iPhone Song Selection
  • HD Radio Ready
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Available Service Plans
  • 2 years – $24.99
  • 3 years – $34.99
  • 5 years – $59.99
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