By Chelsey P – Sonic Electronix Writer

If you want the most out of your in-dash receiver but have limited space, then JVC has the perfect receiver to fit your needs. The JVC KD-NX5000 is so jammed packed with features it is hard to list them all. And if GPS is what you’re looking for, than this is the perfect single-DIN head unit for you. The stylish 3.5” LCD Screen displays all of the system functions from CD Text to the navigation database. The system plays audio and videos from CD, DVD, DivX, and JPEG media files. With the multiple playback options, you will have no problem playing all your favorite music and movies.

The GPS navigation features a complete map of the 50 United States, Canada and the US Virgin Islands and has a built-in database of 13 million points-of-interest. The POIs allow you to search by gas station, hotel, parking, restaurant, shopping, travel, entertainment and more. Along with being able to search through all these great categories, you can also save up to 300 places as your favorites. There will never be a shortage of places to visit when on the go. The NAVTEQ software provides the user with turn-by-turn voice commands and 2D/3D map displays.

JVC could not forget the optional add-ons for this head unit. Choose from Bluetooth, Satellite Radio and iPod connectivity to make it the perfect all-in-one multimedia receiver. The Bluetooth will allow you to make and receive call or listen to a Bluetooth audio device. The XM or Sirius modules will provide you with satellite radio in your vehicle. Lastly, and probably the most important is the iPod control. The iPod adapter will let you to scroll through playlists, artists and albums straight from the head unit while displaying song titles and file information on screen.

The most impressive design feature of this unit is in the way it manages to have so many features without have a faceplate full of buttons.  Again, the JVC KD-NX5000 is an all around impressive CD player with an array of great options.