JVC KD-X480BHS: Digital media receiver (does not play discs)

JVC KD-X480BHS: Digital media receiver (does not play discs)

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About the JVC KD-X480BHS

Music with or without a smartphone

JVC's KD-X480BHS digital media receiver provides a way to play just about any music you want, while Amazon Alexa voice control makes it easy to do. Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity for wireless streaming, a front USB port for your digital library, and an aux input make playing music from your phone quick and satisfying. If you (or your data plan) need a break from streaming, you can enjoy crystal-clear radio using this receiver's built-in HD Radio® tuner, or add a SiriusXM® satellite radio tuner (sold separately) for loads of entertainment options. JVC rounds out this receiver's options with a full set of powerful preamp outputs, lots of ways to tailor your sound, and customizable multi-zone faceplate lighting.

Amazon Alexa voice control

With Alexa, you can access music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, and smart home controls using your voice. 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 for easy voice control.  

JVC KD-X480BHS digital media receiver

JVC thought of everything, even a battery-level indicator on the display for your smartphone.

Phone-pairing for two drivers

JVC lets you pair two phones via Bluetooth at once — if you share a vehicle, getting connected is less of a hassle than adjusting the rear-view or getting the driver seat the way you like it. And when it comes to streaming audio, JVC's Streaming DJ feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can chime in with their favorite song on the road.

Equipped for Android™ and Apple®

JVC makes streaming straightforward by letting you play music, podcasts, and audiobooks from services like TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, and Amazon Music. And JVC's free Remote control app lets you use your compatible Android or iPhone® touchscreen to control the action on your receiver by simply using a finger press or swipe.

With a wired connection, you can take advantage of the USB port's powerful 1.5-amp charging capability. When your iPhone's plugged in, you can control your music from the receiver's controls. Android users can rely on Bluetooth for their music.

HD Radio

Next-level radio

Of course, you'll be able to tune in your favorite AM/FM radio stations, but JVC also lets you enjoy HD Radio from participating stations. That means you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And most participating stations send out secondary programming, giving you more choices when you're in the mood for radio. 

Craving even more entertainment? Add a SiriusXM® tuner (sold separately) to your KD-X480BHS and start enjoying the wide variety of music, sports, news, and more. The best part is you can drive from Bangor to Bakersfield without losing your favorite channels.

Customize your colors

JVC provides some cool tools to match your new receiver to your interior lighting. And with 2-zone variable color illumination, you'll get to dial in your look with two different colors on your JVC face.

Awesome audio tools

The KD-X480BHS plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and even high-res FLAC files, and you can make the most of them with a wide array of sound-shaping tools, including digital time alignment to focus the sound at your seat, Sound Lift to raise your music from depths of your doors, and a 13-band graphic equalizer. Plus, JVC's proprietary K2 sound enhancement technology helps overcome the sound limitations of compressed digital music.

Always room to expand

JVC prepares you for sonic improvement by arming the KD-X480BHS with three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs. When you're ready, you'll be able to easily add amps to boost the power for high-quality speakers and subwoofers in your system.

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.

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


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play discs)
    • built-in Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free calling (mic included)
    • detachable face with 2-line display
    • 2-zone variable color illumination
    • built-in Amazon Alexa
    • USB 1.5A connection charges devices quickly
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC (96kHz/24bit) files through USB (see Details for compatibility info)
    Smartphone features:
    • use JVC's Remote control app to control the receiver with your phone
    • built-in iPhone control through USB (Android through Bluetooth)
    • Streaming DJ feature lets you stream music from five phones
    Audio features:
    • 2- and 3-way crossover settings
    • digital time alignment
    • 13-band EQ
    • K2 technology improves sound quality for compressed music sources, such as MP3 and WMA files
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (sold separately, subscription required)
    • inputs: front USB port (1.5A), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other info:
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • menus can be displayed in English, Spanish, and Canadian French
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # KD-X480BHS

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