If you carry all your music on your phone or other portable device, JVC’s KD-X220 digital media receiver offers plenty of connections for all your devices, along with an impressive array of features for its price range. Since the receiver does not house a CD player, its “short body” design means it can fit into a wide variety of cars and trucks, not to mention vehicles like certain golf carts and ATVs.
This digital media receiver works with your smartphone
Ready for your iPod® or iPhone®
Once you plug your iPod or iPhone into the front USB port, you’ll enjoy complete control over your music, not to mention faster charging. If you’re a Pandora® or iHeartRadio user, you can connect your iPhone and access basic functions like “play,” “pause,” “thumbs-up,” and “thumbs-down” with the receiver’s controls.
Great for Android phones, too
When you download the free JVC Smart Music Control app, you can use the receiver’s controls to access playlists on your Android phone, plus use your phone as a remote control to run the receiver. List and search stored MP3 music by artist or album, or let the JVC Playlist Creator analyze your songs and create a mix just for you.
Do more with your USB connection
The powerful USB 1A port lets you keep a smartphone charged while it’s performing many battery-draining tasks at once. With your smartphone connected, you can use Drive Change Mode to listen to the internal memory as one source and access its little microSD card as another. You can also make a mix at home, save it to a thumb drive, and plug it into the USB port. The KD-X220 plays MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, and FLAC files, all of which will sound great running through the 24-bit digital audio converter (DAC).
The start of a whole new system
If you’re planning to expand your car audio system in the future, the KD-X220 is a terrific place to start. It includes rear 2.5-volt preamp outputs that you can switch over to subwoofer mode. A front aux input lets you hook up other gear, like a Dock & Play satellite radio.
In most cars, you’ll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you’ll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.You’ll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
Note: This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.
iPod/smartphone note: If you’re going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check “Details” for compatibility information.