JVC Kenwood has been a powerhouse ever since they merged several years ago. JVC’s current product line includes a number of highly sought-after features that have never been available before. With such a broad selection of Headunits, you’re sure to find a fantastic Kenwood radio that meets and exceeds your expectations.
With JVC’s KW-X840BTS digital media receiver in your dash, you have options, and lots of them. You’ll get built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB port, and an aux input, plus you can use a compatible iPhone® or Android™ phone to control whatever the receiver’s doing. And if you’re a big-time Amazon Alexa user, you’ll be able to call on your favorite voice-controlled assistant in the car. You can even add a satellite radio tuner (sold separately) and expand your entertainment horizons even more.
After you load the Alexa app onto your phone and pair your phone to this JVC receiver, simply press the dedicated “Alexa” button on the faceplate, and you can access music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, and smart home controls using your voice.
JVC’s remote control app lets you use your compatible Android phone’s touchscreen to control your music. With your Android phone safely attached to a mount, you can reach down and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road. Android users can access Pandora® and Spotify® through the Bluetooth connection — no wires needed. You can control your favorite stations using your voice, your phone, or the receiver itself.
The KW-X840BTS gives you control over your iPhone with a wired connection so you can navigate your stored music with ease.
Automatic pairing makes it a lot easier to enjoy hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming, no matter what kind of phone you’re using. You can also pair two phones at once, so you don’t have to choose between the personal phone and the work phone when you’re driving.
Start enjoying the wide variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment by adding an optional SiriusXM® tuner (sold separately) to your KW-X840BTS. With coast to coast coverage, you’ll never have to stop enjoying your favorite channels.
The KW-X840BTS plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and even high-resolution FLAC files, and you’ll find a wide array of sound-shaping tools, including Space Enhancement to match the sound to the size of your car, and a 13-band graphic equalizer. The variable-color display lets you choose the look you like, and you can assign different colors to two zones.
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.
|USB Port Power||1.5A|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control||Y|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM 2.0|
|Touch||6 and newer|
|iPhone||5S and newer|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||2.5 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||8.2 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
|Music File Playback||MP3,WMA,AAC,WAV,FLAC|
|High-res Playback||FLAC (96kHz)|
|Second Camera Input Lane Watch||N|