View Full Version : Ok newbie question between Kenwood-JVC

09-23-2008, 11:35 PM
Trying to find a nice unit for my 2008 F150. I see the Kenwood DDX712 has subwoofer preamp outputs the other unit I was looking at the JVC KW-AVX710 does not. Does this mean if I buy the JVC which is alot cheaper I cannot run a subwoofer? Is this why the Kenwood is much more expensive or is it other options it has over the JVC. I have always had good luck with other Jvc electronics but have been steered toward the Kenwood. Advice would be appreciated.

09-24-2008, 11:13 AM
Ok I know someone has the answer to this simple question with all the stereo techs around here. Do I want to pay $600 for the Kenwood or $400 for the JVC with no subwoofer preamp outputs. Any other noticable differences to these two HU's? One of you members in the know look at the specs and see what ya think. Help Gramps out!! :cool:



09-24-2008, 11:40 PM
Any techies out there want to help Gramps out? :emb:

09-25-2008, 05:46 AM
first off they both have a sub preout, the kenwood has 3 preouts f/r/sub which is nice if you decide to do a system, the jvc has one sub/rear selectable preout
Also the kenwood can do nav, which is garmin made and very nice, so if nav might be an option down the road go kenwood
other than those there are pretty identical spec wise, except the kenwood also has an extra set of inputs

09-25-2008, 08:56 PM
Thanks Fiercetimbo17. Very much appreciated. The reason I thought there was no
preamp out put on the JVC if you click on the link and look at the specs it has a column listed 5th from the top and it says subwoofer preamp output then NO . So you are saying that is wrong. Again thanks for the input!!

WMA Playback: Yes
Satellite Radio Ready: Yes
RMS Power Output: 4x20 Watts
Preamp Voltage: 2.5 volts
Subwoofer Preamp Outputs: No
MP3 playback: Yes
Maximum Power: 4x50 Watts
HD Radio: Yes
DIN: 2
Changer Control: Yes
CD Text: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Aux input: Optional
Built-in EQ: Optional
CD-R/CD-RW Compatible: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Detachable Face: No

09-25-2008, 10:39 PM
do yourself a favor and just grab the kenwood

stereo jock
09-29-2008, 09:10 PM
Yea Kenwood is nice :)

09-29-2008, 10:30 PM
the jvc looks sleeker. but the kenwood would be the better choice

09-29-2008, 11:27 PM
The Kenwood

09-30-2008, 02:46 AM
Kenwood >JVC both nice but yeah..

09-30-2008, 02:55 AM
Look around for prices of the Kenwood, I'm sure you can get one a couple bucks cheaper through another online retailer. The Kenwood has better features, but if you want better sound tuning, you may go with the JVC, unless you want to get an external EQ for the Kenwood. Kenwood has 3 selectable bands to tune, and the JVC has 7.