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  JVC KD-X33MBS Digital Media Receiver
 
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Digital media receiver for Jeep, powersports, or marine applications (does not play CDs)

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Our Price: CAD $139.99 Reduced Price: CAD $129.99 You Save CAD $10.00

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Product Code: 105KDX33MB


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The right receiver for your Jeep, ATV, or boat

There's no need to pack your CD collection when you head off on an outdoor adventure. JVC's marine-rated KD-X33MBS digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features, including built-in Bluetooth® and plenty of connections for all your digital devices, so you'll have lots of options for entertainment. As an added bonus, the reverse display cuts through glare and makes this receiver ideal for convertibles and open-top vehicles.

JVC KD-X33MBS Marine Digital Media Receiver

6-channel preamps

Ready for your iPhone® or Android™

Plug your iPod® or iPhone into the front USB port and enjoy complete control, not to mention faster charging. This JVC's built-in iPod controls let you access your playlists intuitively. If you're an Apple Music, Pandora® or iHeartRadio listener, you can connect your iPhone® and access basic functions like "play," "pause," "thumbs-up," and "thumbs-down" with the receiver's controls. With an Android phone, you can stream Pandora and iHeartRadio through Bluetooth.

For added convenience, the 2-way control feature lets you pick your music using the receiver or the phone itself. If your phone is equipped with Siri® Eyes Free technology, anything you can do with Siri can be done with the KD-X33MBS.

If you're an Android user, you can use the JVC Music Control app to get more from your music when you connect your smartphone (select operating systems only) via USB. You can list and search stored MP3 music by artist or album, or let the app analyze your songs and create a playlist that suits your mood.

Do more with your USB connection

The powerful 1.5A USB 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 your phone's internal memory as one source and access its little microSD card as another. Drive Change also lets you switch between multiple memory cards in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumbdrives connected to a USB hub. The KD-X33MBS plays MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files, and they'll all sound great, thanks to the 24-bit digital audio converter (DAC).

Easily expand your system

If you're planning to expand your audio system in the future, the KD-X33MBS includes three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs for adding amps to your system. In addition to Bluetooth and a host of inputs, you can also connect the SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included), so you can enjoy music, news, sports, and more, wherever you roam.

Made for marine and outdoor use

A marine-rated receiver has to do more than just look good and sound great. It also has to stand up to salt, spray, sunlight, and rough weather. JVC designed the KD-X33MBS to withstand the rigors of outdoor life, with a conformal-coated circuit board and an anti-rust coating that help prevent moisture from causing damage. These no-nonsense features keep the music playing, so you can relax and enjoy yourself, whether you're out on the water or out in the woods. The "short body" design fits almost any boat, Jeep, or ATV.

Habla español

The KD-X33MBS lets you choose either English or Spanish as your menu and display language.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

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.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

 
Product Highlights:

   
General Features:
   » marine digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
   » built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
   » built-in Bluetooth
   » detachable face with single-line display and blue illumination
   » white background is easier to read in bright sunlight
   » short-body design is ideal for Jeeps, ATVs, boats, golf carts, and more
   » conformal coated circuit board for water resistance
   » Drive Change Mode for mass storage devices
   » separated brightness control for LCD and button illumination
   » selectable English or Spanish menu display

   
Smartphone Features:
   » USB 1A connection charges devices quickly
   » works with Siri Eyes Free technology
   » built-in iPod control; 2-way iPod/iPhone control
   » control iTunes Radio®, PANDORA®, and iHeart Radio with an iPhone through USB
   » control PANDORA and iHeart Radio with an Android through Bluetooth

   
Audio Features:
   » plays MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files
   » high- and low-pass filters
   » Easy EQ with 8 presets and 13-band graphic equalizer

   
Expandability:
   » inputs: front USB 1.5A port, front auxiliary input
   » outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4.0-volt front, rear, sub)
   » can access multiple memory cards in multi-card reader or multiple USB thumb drives in USB hub
   » compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
   » compatible with optional wired remotes

   
Other Features and Specs:
   » warranty: 2 years

JVC KD-X33MBS Reviews

33 people say

 
A Good, Versatile head unit March-23-17
Reviewer: Bob from St Louis, MO  
This unit is still pretty new to me so, I'm still fiddling with controls and learning how to get around the menus. The sound is great. The display is easy to read, day and night. I love that you have options with audio controls. You can take the "Easy" way to set EQ or you can select "Pro" and dial in each frequency. I will say, it's not an intuitive menu but, if you take an hour or so, to sit in the car and go through setting up EQ, clock, etc. You should be good to go. I can't say about Bluetooth as I don't use that much at all and I'm not into the subscription radio services. I'm strictly a provide my own audio person. To that extent, the fact that this plays the gamut of file types, including FLAC is wonderful.
So far, a variety of Jazz, Rock, Classical, Soul and Blues all sound really good...and I haven't even fine tuned the EQ yet. For the money, I have no complaints that would keep me from recommending this unit.


 
Great unit for the price March-16-17
Reviewer: Chad from Glendale, AZ.  
I installed this in my Jeep JK and it sounds great with the aftermarket speakers that I bought for it. Blows away the factory radio with no contest. Installation was easy and straightforward. Learning to use all the functions is time consuming. I would have rated it 5 stars if selecting one of the 18 preset stations was easier. I also bought the satellite tuner and steering wheel controls adapter and it works great. The Bluetooth music is easy to play and the phone sound quality is good. Crutchfield customer service is awesome.


 
March-16-17
Reviewer: Anonymous person from Gardnerville, NV  
great stereo for the price. Exactly what I needed functions as expected.


 
Great head unit March-15-17
Reviewer: Todd from Rochester, NY  
Great head unit for my Jeep. Easy install with clear instructions. Display is easy to read even in daylight. Menus fairly intuitive to navigate. Has everything I need plus the ability to add on later if I desire (Satellite, amps, Pandora). I didn't need the antenna adapter Crutchfield gave me, just needed to get an antenna extension cable at the part store. I would definately buy this unit again.


 
February-05-17
Reviewer: Joshua from Walnut Creek, CA  
Great multimedia deck, easy to see screen in any light. Have same stereo in two cars I like it so much.


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