Now a good 2nd hand buy
February 2013. Eight months without a car (ours needing an engine/rebuild).
So for daily duties I bought a $400 cheapie, a 94 Lancer coupe. Looks rough, and after some love it drives ok. The 5 months rego, two near new tyres and the stereo were almost worth what I paid for the car!
In this case, there's 2 (or 3) way JVC ~6" in the doors and JVC 6x9s on the rear parcel shelf.
I ran this stereo for just a day. The reason for this will become plain...
The unit refused to power up. To access the harness plug and fuse, I had to remove the lower dash trim and glove box. They're still off. Sure enough, the fuse in the rear was blown. New fuse, off we go.
So in that one day I was able to achieve a decent sound balance and staging. ...The next day the car wouldn't start. Battery at 11.8V. So I disconnected the stereo and recharged the battery. Whoever "installed" this stereo did it all wrong. They ran one of the + power wires DIRECTLY to the battery + terminal. Wrong. There's a yellow + wire that goes to a constant 12V source, and the red + wire that goes to a switched 12V source (such as cig lighter) both preferably in the fuse block. Black goes to a chassis ground point. However, this review is about the JVC KD-G725. As others have stated, it's great. Sounds great, lovely intuitive controls and will support a USB thumb drive up to 4GB. But it's now 2013 and you probably won't find one new today as they were released circa 2006. You may find this or a similar era JVC head unit in a used car or second hand by other means. The point of this review is: check it was installed properly. If it wasn't, you may well deplete your car battery. If you buy one second hand and you're lucky, you'll get a manual with it...but the user manual doesn't cover installation. If you're *uber-lucky* you'll also get the installation manual. Thankfully a Google search will yield a few PDF installation manuals that are applicable (maybe a different KD-G model, but same wiring). Once my back feels better and I can contort myself to reach behind the centre console, I'll correct the dodgy wiring. I'm really looking forward to enjoying this stereo -- for more than a day! Clear display, good controls esp volume, simple remote, great sound People installing it badly by taking wiring shortcuts, demo display needs disabling if unit reset
The cd system is working really well, the quality of it is great, but it owuld be better if i could get my other cd's working on it.
its a great system, seems to work perfectly.
I can't figure out how to change the format to wma, i have a burnt cd that i'm trying play and don't know how to get it working, can anyone help me?
This is a very impressive head unit! i recommend it to everyone who are planning to buy a new car stereo, you won't be disappointed with it's performance.
Excellent Sound Quality!!!! very user friendly USB port for easy access
None! I love everything about this piece of machine, :( :(
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