A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction highlights the stereo's functions and makes it easier to find the right receiver for your car or truck.
Some budding audiophiles look at building a car stereo as an "all or nothing" proposition. They make a wish list, look at the total cost, get nervous, and do nothing. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Installing a system in stages improves your sound without breaking the bank.
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For many, the iPhone has become an essential part of their lives. It stores music, movies, and a plethora of apps that entertain or help with productivity. Nowadays, some stereos integrate with many of the applications on your iPhone. Some simply let you tap into the music from an app, while others give you full control on screen. In this article, we'll break down how it works.
If your Ford vehicle comes with factory SYNC features, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound - iDatalink's Maestro module lets you install a Kenwood navigation receiver without losing those factory features. For SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions, plus enjoy expanded functionality including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pre
Kenwood designed their KDC-BT858U CD receiver to be a simple, elegant control center for entertainment in your vehicle. A multi-function control knob and a few buttons give you quick access to this receiver's long list of features, including hands-free calling, music streaming, Internet radio access, and more. Take a closer look in this demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-BT758HD CD receiver adds an elegant look to your dash with its simple control panel, plus it offers an HD Radio tuner and built-in Bluetooth. You can select display and illumination colors that match your car's dash or your mood -- your choice. And you'll enjoy iPod/iPhone, plus Pandora and iHeartRadio functions. Take a look in this demo video.
The HDMI input in certain Kenwood receivers lets you view your phone's screen right in your dash, and even control certain apps from Kenwood's touchscreen.
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The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver uses built-in Bluetooth to bring hands-free calling and audio streaming to your vehicle. And you'll find USB and aux inputs, along with built-in Pandora controls. Take a look in this demo video.
The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver features a built-in HD Radio tuner that allows you to haul in local participating stations with dramatically improved sound quality. And you'll find USB and aux inputs, plus Pandora control. Check it out in this demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-258U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price. You can adjust the variable color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash, while the aux input and USB port give you plenty of options for hooking up your gear. Take a look in this demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-358U CD receiver will impress you with its looks. It boasts a bright 13-digit display, logical controls, variable color illumination, and a CD slot cover for a sleek appearance in your dash. But this budget-friendly car stereo isn't just about appearance. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-BT318U CD receiver gives you Bluetooth for hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. A USB input lets you hook up your iPhone or compatible Android phone. Take a look at some of what it offers in this demo video.
The Kenwood Excelon DDX790 DVD receiver comes with a 2-year warranty and is loaded with cool features. You'll find Bluetooth®, plus iPod® controls, while Kenwood's app control lets you access select navigation, video, and music apps when your iPhone® is connected. If you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you'll enjoy control of it from the receiver with the iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry devices.
While at CES 2012, we got the inside scoop on the new Kenwood Excelon line of amplifiers - three models featuring a small footprint, clean design, and covered by a reassuring 2-year warranty.
Kenwood's Excelon KDC-X597 CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming. And this sharp-looking car stereo sports variable color illumination for the buttons and controls, so you can match it up to your car. It'll control your iPod® or iPhone® and you can play music from your Android™ via the USB when you use Kenwood's Music Control app. Take a closer look in this Crutchfield demo video.
The Reference Fit line of amplifiers from Kenwood Excelon packs a ton of power into a small chassis. These amps hit hard and can fit into tight spaces, if needed. And with mono, 4-channel, and 5-channel versions available, you're sure to find one that fits into your car audio upgrade plans.
If you use an iPod® or iPhone® for your music, the Kenwood KMM-100U digital media receiver makes it easy and safe to use your player in your car. Just plug into the convenient front-panel USB input, and you'll enjoy outstanding control over your playlists right from the receiver. Plus, the KMM-100U will give digital music aficionados what they've been clamoring for: FLAC support.
Kenwood's DDX770 DVD receiver is a multimedia car stereo that's loaded with cool features. You'll find Bluetooth®, plus iPod® controls, while Kenwood's app control lets you access select navigation, video, and music apps when your iPhone® is connected. If you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you'll enjoy control of it from the receiver with the iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry devices.
Watch this video to find out how to add Garmin navigation to new Kenwood DVD receivers. Hint: purchase a Garmin app for your iPhone® and the Kenwood receiver becomes the navigation display.