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.
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.
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.