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The JVC KW-XG500 is an automotive in-dash double-DIN CD receiver.

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attractive and sleek looking design that is built to impresses

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remote control is useful and built to be easy to handle even while driving

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excellent clarity in the audio that makes the most of OEM speakers

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fills out the sound well with compressed MP3 files

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buttons and controls are smaller than they could be, difficult to use with gloves on

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very hard to seek to the next station without accidentally hitting a preset button

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only has an 8 character display limiting the amount of information you can see at a time

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The JVC KW-XG500 is an automotive in-dash double-DIN CD receiver.  This receiver has an front auxillary input making it easy to connect a digital audio player with a 1/8" jack and it also has satellite radio and iPod capabilities, with some extra accessories. It is also steering wheel remote control ready, which also requires extra accessories.  There are selectable front and rear/subwoofer preouts and it provides 50 watts maximum or 20 watts RMS output to 4 channels. It can play MP3/WMA, CD/CD-R/CD-RW and is compatible with ID3/WMA tags. There is a dot-matrix  display and the unit comes with a wireless remote control.

  • Power Output: 200W Max. (MOSFET 50W x 4), 20 X 4 RMS
  • Double DIN
  • SAT Radio Ready (Requires additional accessories)
  • Ready for iPod (Using KS-PD100 iPod adapter)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready (Requires additional accessories)
  • Front AUX Input
  • Line Output Terminals
  • Selectable Front or Subwoofer Output Terminals
  • MP3/WMA Compatible with ID3/WMA Tag
  • 3 Band iEQ
  • TI/Burr-Brown 24-Bit DAC
  • HS-IV Tuner
  • CD/CD-R/CD-RW Compatible
  • Rotary Encoder Multi-Control
  • Direct Track Access
  • Wireless Remote Control
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