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The JVC KD-HDR20 is an in-dash car-audio receiver that features a built-in MOSFET amplifier with a 200w max power output.

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Pros

output is clear an distortion free, sounds great even on OEM speakers

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built-in amplifier outputs a relatively strong signal - may not need an additional amp

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Cons

switching between HD stations is tricky, doesn't get the best reception

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most options are buried under a few menu layers

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manual contains a number of errors

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over-processes HD radio, washing out the details a little

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no buttons for radio station presets, need to do a complex move with buttons and holding down the knob while turning it

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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. 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.

Features
  • 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
Post Review
David Hawley
11/14/2009 12:27

Multiple layers of menu option for most functions; radio presets, equalizer, HD Hold. Not user friendly AT ALL. HD radio goes in and out of digital/ analog, does not sound like cd. AM HD sounds over processed and is too bright. Analog signal sounds much better.

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