Product Type: JVC in Car Audio
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JVC CD Unit
JVC KD G151
Member Name: Lakerfanster
JVC KD G151
Date: 30/07/11, updated on 30/07/11 (154 review reads)
Advantages: Good sound, cheap, ease of use
Disadvantages: Not as good as more expensive ones.
When my mother bought a new car a couple of years ago she opted for a 04 reg Vauxhall Corsa, There was a CD player which was left in the car, That was the JVC KD G151 which is available for around £39.99 which compared to some car CD players is what I consider a fairly decent deal. So let me run through the details about this particular model and read on to see my view of the product overall. The player has the connection for 4 x 45watt speakers which should give you a decent amount of power should you choose to upgrade the speakers as well. The unit is easily removed by a simple touch of a button on the fascia and will come with a smart carry case which keeps the unit secure.
The Unit is a smart Silver and looks sleek compared to some others. The display is easy to understand and gives you all the relevant information. All the options you should need are there in the form of buttons around the unit. It lights up when you are in the dark which is a nice feature. All the buttons on the Unit are easy to use and work well. It also has a connection for an external device like mp3 connection for instance and hookup to a satnav which seems to be a must on many systems nowadays. Overall the unit is a decent looking item and is rather easy to get the hang of and use.
The CD slot is at the top of the unit and is a sleek slim slot which pulls the CD in much like your bank card when you use an ATM. Sound quality is decent and will probably benefit from replacing your cars standard speakers. You can play MP3 CDs which are easy to make and can give you many tracks on a single cd. The player doesn't skip and has all the usual options like shuffle and track skip. Obviously there will be a difference in the volume output between the CD Playback and the Tuner but it's easy to quieten the sound if you change from one to another during listening.
As well as playing CDs this unit like you would expect also features a Tuner. We often listen to BBC Radio 2 while in the car and the reception is decent and rarely loses the sound. The tuner features AM/FM. It's pretty easy to tune the unit to various stations and there is easy access to the presets via the buttons on the unit. It also features RDS which is Radio Data System which gives you the name of the radio station you're listening to rather than just the frequency of that particular radio station. You can easily switch between stations and bandwidths whether you're listening to AM or indeed FM.
This is a decent inexpensive CD Player and Tuner for your car and will be an ideal upgrade from most in car systems of up to ten years ago but if you are really serious about your in car audio then there are much better options out there. So overall a solid product but certainly not as good as players of twice the price but you really wouldn't expect that though. However if you just want Decent sound for radio and CDs when you're driving and are not looking to spend a lot then this could be an option for you to look out for, Around £39.99 new but there are some decent used units around online for less which could be an option for some. I'd probably give this three and a half stars but as Dooyoo only have full stars it gets my four.
Summary: Decent enough
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