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Our take on the Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

by Ken Nail
Kenwood

Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

The convenience of Bluetooth® and the best in radio
Kenwood's KDC-BT752HD CD receiver offers a great one/two punch with Bluetooth hands-free calling that'll help you stay focused on the road, and HD Radio® reception that will keep you entertained when you're driving. The crowning touch — you can adjust the button lighting to match the color of your dash illumination.

Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

Hands-free calls and audio streaming
When a call comes in, just touch the dedicated "phone" button and talk hands-free — just like your caller is sitting next to you. The receiver will even auto-reply to text messages to let your correspondents know that you're busy driving. And Bluetooth audio streaming connects this receiver to songs stored on your compatible music player — with no wires cluttering up your dash and console.

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Experience HD Radio™
HD Radio offers the best in radio sound, with FM that's near CD-quality and AM that comes through like old-school FM. This Kenwood features a built-in HD tuner so just tune into your participating local stations and enjoy — no muss, no fuss, and no subscription fee.

Plenty of other music options
Connect your iPod® or iPhone® into the receiver's front-panel USB input, and start searching through your albums, artists, and playlists for your favorite tunes with the easy-to-use controls. And if you've got your music on an Android device, you're still in luck. Go to the Android market and download Kenwood's free Music Control app. You'll enjoy a variety of search and playback features when your phone is plugged into the front-panel USB port.

Streaming radio from your phone
If you enjoy Pandora® Internet radio on your iPhone®, Android, or Blackberry, you'll appreciate the built-in Pandora® controls — you can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. If you need more options, you can plug most audio sources into the front-panel auxiliary input, and you can also play all kinds of CDs, even discs that you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable face with adjustable button colors
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (8 preset EQ curves and 3-band equalizer)
    • speaker size settings
    • Supreme Setting improves the sound of files encoded at low bit rates
    • bass boost
    • low- and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • iPod/iPhone direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • Pandora control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
    • compatible with Kenwood's Music Control app for Android phones
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, and sub)
    Other features and specs:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20KHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color Bluish white
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano7/Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/
    Touch Touch5/Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/To
    Mini No
    iPhone Phone5/Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RC-405)
    • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
    • Cloth face pouch
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty Card
    • Correction note

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Built-in Bluetooth
    HD Radio
    Disc Playback
    USB/Aux Inputs
    iPod/Android Control
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range wireless radio connectivity technology that was developed as a cable replacement for mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per second.

    Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone must be paired with the KDC-BT752HD before hands-free operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood KDC-BT752HD. Visit http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/bt/index.php for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Integrated Microphone: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features an integrated front-panel microphone for added convenience, so you don't have to mount an external microphone inside your vehicle.

    Note: There is no mic input for adding an external microphone.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KDC-BT752HD can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an integrated microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. 

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-99 seconds. The KDC-BT752HD also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KDC-BT752HD, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote control.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's Control Knob.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KDC-BT752HD. Up to 600 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long.  Stored phone numbers can be categorized by General, Home, Office, Mobile, or Other. You can search each category of the phone book in alphabetical order.
      • Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.  You can register up to 35 voice tags.

    SMS (Short Message Service): You can wirelessly download a SMS arrived at your cell-phone so that it can be read on the Bluetooth connected Kenwood head unit. Up to 149 already read and unread short messages can be downloaded. You can reply to a SMS by using the head unit's front-panel rotary knob or remote control to enter alphanumeric text. There is a limited amount of text that can be downloaded or entered. Your cell-phone must support SMS via Bluetooth for this feature to function.

    Note: Do not read incoming SMS or reply to SMS while driving.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KDC-BT752HD will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Next/Previous Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The KDC-BT752HD also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker), but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.  When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Note: The iPhone 5 only offers Bluetooth audio streaming without control or metadata display.

    Bluetooth Detailed Settings: The KDC-BT752HD offers the following Bluetooth Detailed Settings, so you can configure the unit to suit your needs.

    • Call Beep: You can choose to output a beep from your vehicle's speaker's when a call comes in, or you can turn this function off.
    • Speaker Output: You can select whether the call beep/caller's voice and streaming audio is heard through only the front speakers or all speakers.
    • Mic Gain: Adjusts the volume of the external microphone from -3 to +3.
    • NR Level: Reduces the noises generated by the surrounding environment without changing the mic volume. The NR Level can be set to -2 or +2.
    • EC Level: Adjusts the level of echo cancellation from -2 to +2.

    HD Radio

    Built-In HD Tuner: With its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio significantly improves AM/FM audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo (70dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM digital will have CD-like quality (70 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning as well.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.

    Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog).

    iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.

    Tuner Presets: The KDC-BT752HD's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD offers two preset modes.

    • Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
    • Mix: A total of 6 preset stations can be assigned to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets you recall a preset station without switching between bands.

    Auto Memory Tuning: Not only does the CD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.

    Seek Modes: You can choose one of three seek modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.

    Note: You can also setup the KDC-BT752HD to search only HD Radio stations.

    Direct Access Tuning: You can directly access an AM/FM station by entering in the frequency number using the include wireless remote control.

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The KDC-BT752HD can play MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, and Long file name formats. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 50 folders, and 255 files per folder (512 maximum number of files and folders). During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA Tag information - up to 60 characters.

    Text Scroll: The KDC-BT752HD will display CD text or Audio file text. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

    Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA/AAC music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob.

    Direct Music Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-405) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.

    Playback Modes: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features the following Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.

    • Repeat Play: Track, File, or Folder
    • Random Play: Disc or Folder
    • Scan Play: Track or File (plays the first 10-seconds of each music track on a disc or music file in a folder)

    Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD is playing, the next time CD is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

    CD Read: This function sets the method for reading a CD disc. You can choose between two modes.

    • CD1: Automatically distinguishes between audio file disc and music CD when playing a CD or CD-R/RW disc.
    • CD2: When unable to play a special formatted CD, set this function to CD2 to force playing. Some music CD  discs may be unplayable even when set to this mode.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.

    USB/Aux Inputs

    USB Port: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features a front panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device with MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) music files. The USB port is compatible with USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. Your USB device should only have a maximum of 8 folder layers, 255 folders, and 255 files per folder - with a maximum of 65,025 files and folders. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port, and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    Music Editor Compatible: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD supports the PC application, Kenwood Music Editor Lite (ver.1.1.0). Kenwood Music Editor Lite is a Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB (MSC) devices from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using Kenwood Music Editor Lite through this unit, you can search a file by title, album, or artist name using the head unit's Music Search function.

    System Requirements: The Kenwood Music Editor Light (ver.1.1.0) Windows-based software can be downloaded for free from Kenwood.com to your PC. The Kenwood Music Editor Light is compatible with the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.

    • Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

    Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or Android.

    Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio source, such as a portable MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function. The unit has 3 auxiliary input modes.

    • On1: Outputs the sound of the external unit connected to the Aux terminal when switched to the Aux source.
    • On2: Activates the attenuator function when turning on the power with the auxiliary source selected. This prevents the noise when no external unit is connected to the Aux terminal. Turn off the attenuator function when listening to output from an external unit.
    • Off: Disables the selection of the Aux source.

    Auxiliary Display: The KDC-BT752HD allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

    iPod/Android Control

    iPod Direct Connection: The KDC-BT752HD's front-panel USB port also acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the optional Kenwood USB Direct Connection Cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the USB/iPod cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the KDC-BT752HD.

    iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The Kenwood head unit supports audio playback of music files and podcasts stored on your iPod or iPhone, as well as music apps streamed to your iPhone.

    iPod Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Head Unit: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer, Song, or Podcast. You can search these categories alphabetically or using a percentage search (0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10%). The head unit supports Repeat (file) & Random (folder) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
    • iPod/App Mode: In iPod/App mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You can also listen to your favorite music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker) from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate your apps. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode.

    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Pandora Internet Radio Control: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. While providing control over the Pandora music service, the KDC-BT752HD also displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list; you can sort the station list by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.

    • Pandora App for iPhone: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP102 USB/iPod connector cable (sold separately) or the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.
    • Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    iPod/ Display: The KDC-BT752HD will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or iPhone from the Kenwood head unit. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. If you choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone via its clickwheel or touchscreen controls, the KDC-BT752HD will not display your iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display "APP/iPod").

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad.

    Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/25/2012):

    iPod Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora app iTunes Tagging Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod App mode Artist/Song Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 6.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Music Control for Android Smartphone: The Kenwood Music Control app for Android organizes your Android smartphone's music, while providing quick and easy search capability from the Kenwood CD receiver. The free Kenwood Music Control App for Android can be downloaded onto your Android smartphone from the Android Market place. Your Android smartphone must be running Android OS 2.2 or later. Once the app is downloaded and has a chance to organize all the stored music on your Android smartphone, you can connect your Android smartphone to the Kenwood CD receiver via USB (your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol). The Kenwood Music Control app offers the following Android supported functions.

    • Song Management: Music stored in your Android smartphone can be navigated from the Kenwood CD receiver. Songs can be easily selected by searching for a Song title, Artist name, Album label, or Genre.
    • Song Information Display: Song information such as Artist name, Song title, and Album label are displayed on the connected Kenwood CD receiver.
    • Mood Playlist: Playlists can be created by classifying songs into categories by type of mood. Songs are analyzed and classified into the following categories of moods - High Energy (Active/Powerful/Core), Acoustic (Detailed/Simple/Smooth/Easy), Standard (Dynamic/Rockin/Vivid), Stylistic (Cool/Urban/Trance)
    • Intro Skip: This function allows you to choose and listen to only the hook-lines of songs stored in your Android smartphone.

    Note: When the Kenwood Music Control app is first downloaded it will require some time to populate all the music, so we suggest doing this overnight.

    Music Files Format Supported by Music Control app for Android:

    Codec Extension Bit Rate Sampling Frequency
    AAC .aac, m4a up to 160 kbps 8-48 kHz
    MP3 .mp3 8-320 kbps n/a
    PCM/WAV .wav n/a n/a

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KDC-BT752HD are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    3-Way Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a 3-way rotary volume control that increases and decreases the volume of the stereo from 0 to 35. The rotary knob also controls other audio settings such as Balance, Fader, Bass, Mid, Treble and preset EQ settings. In addition, the rotary knob allows you to scroll through and select your music tracks when the Music Search function is activated.

    Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux source).

    Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of 'SP-Off' (flat/off), 'SP-OEM' (for OEM factory speaker systems), 'SP-6x9/6' (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or 'SP-5/4' (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).

    Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (12.5kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Game, and User.

    Bass Boost: In addition, The Kenwood CD receiver features a Bass Boost control that can be set to the following levels (BB1, BB2 or Off).

    Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels (LV1, LV2, or Off).

    Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB, iPod, and Pandora).

    Supreme Setting: When MP3 or WMA files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.

    6ch/2.5V Preamp Outputs: The KDC-BT752HD features front, rear and subwoofer 2.5-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the head unit.

    Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The KDC-BT752HD features an independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from "Through", 100, 120, or 150 Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 85 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, or off.
    • Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-15 to +15) from the CD receiver.

    Tel Mute: The KDC-BT752HD features a cell-phone mute wire (tan) in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The head unit includes a cloth pouch for storing the face-plate when detached. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Fluorescent Display: The Kenwood head unit features a single-line, 13-character, bluish-white backlit fluorescent display.

    Variable Button Illumination: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features variable color button illumination. You can choose from one of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The Kenwood logo and eject button remain red.

    Illumination Dimmer: The head unit's fluorescent display has two dimmers settings to adjust the brightness of the display according to the surrounding illumination. You can switch the display dimmer setting On or Off. The head unit's button illumination has an independent dimmer setting from the display which lets you set the button illumination dimmer to LVL1, LVL2, or Off. The Kenwood logo and eject button remain the same brightness.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face and button illumination is "keyed." When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed." Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KDC-BT752HD comes with an IR remote control (RC-405) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will control Audio, CD, USB, Bluetooth, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery (supplied).

    • Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks & files (from CD or USB), as well as AM/FM presets. You can also dial a phone number using the remote's numeric keypad.
    • Attenuator: The CD receiver features an Attenuator button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Written By jon, torrington, ct on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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    Great product and a great price. A lot of settings most head units don't usually have. If your in the market for a new unit this should be looked at. Great product overall no complaints!
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    4 out of 5

    About the stability issue

    Written By Ya, San Diego, CA on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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    I purchased one last year from Crutchfield. After working flawlessly for a while, a-day-long socal sunlight and heat seemed to have killed some smd inside; the head unit turned blue and purple, and showed no responses to any buttons, just as what happened to other customers. So I took the head unit off and stored it in the glove box for a few months. Then one day out of curiosity, I put the head unit back on: The receiver lives! Not sure what happened exactly. But a few days earlier, I did disconnect the car battery and pull/plug the fuses while swapping headlight bulbs. I guess that had powered off the receiver and reset the system. The feign death happened again some time later. But the reason seemed to be the head unit was not secured correctly.
    Pros:
    Greatly HD radio quality, sound quality, and ample connectivity.
    Cons:
    The QC issue (see above), while recoverable in my case, is regrettably inexcusable. Some important functions are off by default, and buried deeply in the menu system.
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    1 out of 5

    Worked well until...

    Written By Nate, Maryland on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
     
    Bought this less than a year ago and it worked fine for a while. Now the lights on the front are a weird pink and blue, and the unit will not turn on. Very upset that this head unit did not even last a year.
    Pros:
    Nice while it worked
    Cons:
    Does not work anymore
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    2 out of 5

    Disappointed in product and installation guide

    Written By LeeMoff, Central NJ on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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    I bought this radio to replace my factory install, which did not pick up stations well (I live in a fringe area). The radio had a high receptivity factor, so I hoped for improvement. When it arrived, I found that the installation guide was really inadequate in telling how to safely remove the old radio. So I signed up for the InstallCard prepaid installation. Installer did a great job, by the way. After the radio was installed, its receptivity was noticeably worse than the factory radio. To boot, the display is really difficult to read during the day, as the reflection of sunlight off the panel is far brighter than the display.
    Pros:
    Good InstallCard installation. Bluetooth interaction is nice (cellphone, Pandora, etc.)
    Cons:
    Poor FM fringe receptivity (worse than factory radio) Difficult to read display during daylight Inadequate installation guide.
    Crutchfield response on Monday, August 12, 2013
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Written By Paul, Fort Belvoir, VA on Sunday, February 24, 2013
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    Wow, what a great H/U. I'm so impressed. I've only had it in for a couple of days so I am still trying to work out all the different knobs and features. As I play with it more I wll update. So far the only thing I haven't figured out is the B/T and Pandora. It does not always connect, and the clock feature getting it to stay on constantly. Love the sound the adjustability and the look is amazing.
    Pros:
    features, look and the geek in me love this unit
    Cons:
    Pandora and B/T but they may be my phone
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Written By Anonymous, Dunkirk Md. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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    this is my second purchase of a crutchfield product everything in the process is A-1 from customer service to ups as delivery co. I would highly recommend your business to anyone. truely professional.
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    3 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD not compatible with 142CR1286B dash kit

    Written By Matt, Indianapolis on Friday, February 01, 2013
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    Fast 2 day shipping was great! All products came and were in unopened perfect condition. I even ordered an open box unit which appeared to have never been opened. Unfortunately, the kit that was provided does not fit this head unit. I understand most single din head units are "standard size" but apparently not this one. I attempted to install with a Scosche 142CR1286B dash kit, but it did not fit. I too had to modify the ISO brackets, but the final trim piece that is unique for my vehicle did not fit. Crutchfield sent out another dash kit, but it was for a Jeep with navigation, which mine does not have. I figured I would hook this unit up and test it anyways before I went to a local retailer to purchase a different dash kit. It worked well unit I found that the local retails don't carry a different dash kit for my Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    I called Crutchfield and asked for an exchange for an Apline CDE-HD137BT. Recieved this unit 2 days later and it fit perfectly into the Scosche 142CR1286B kit. No problems and very please with new Alpine unit. I am in the process of returning this Kenwood HU now.
    Pros:
    Attractive and has great features for the price point.
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    3 out of 5

    Not Good for Pandora with iPhone

    Written By TomM, PA on Thursday, January 31, 2013
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    I bought this because I wanted Bluetooth calling, iPod connectivity, and Pandora connectivity. I've got an iPhone 3GS. Bluetooth phone works OK. People I call tell me the sound quality of my voice isn't great, but that's not a surprise considering the built-in mike. iPod works great. But with an iPhone, Pandora is a big disappointment. You can't stream via Bluetooth to the Pandora source on the receiver (this has been confirmed by Kenwood tech support) as you can only do that with a Droid (or maybe Blackberry... I"m not sure). You can stream via Bluetooth to a Bluetooth audio source on the receiver. and it sounds OK, but you don't get song titles displayed and you have no control from the receiver or steering wheel controls. Or, you plug in via USB. Then you get song titles and receiver control but you have to unplug if you want to change Pandora stations. Also, if you're out running errands and want to keep your phone with you, you're got to unplug and plug in every time you get in and out of the car. So if you have an iPhone and want to listen to Pandora a lot I recommend you try a different product.
    Pros:
    Good iPod interface
    Cons:
    Poor voice quality Poor Pandora interface for iPhone Slow to connect to phone and download contact info on startup
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    3 out of 5

    Fair Experience

    Written By JRRJR, Fairbanks, AK on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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    Good Price, but you get what you pay for. Sound quality is OK except for while using handsfree calling, then it is poor. Very difficult to use while driving.
    Pros:
    Inexpensive, very good looking & easy to install
    Cons:
    Poor voice quality, Difficult to use while driving
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    4 out of 5

    Looks Great, Haven't got component speaker working

    Written By Amipher, Washington, DC on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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    It was easy to get the dash cover off on my 2005 Hundai Elantra GT Hatchback- instructions for all parts were pretty simple. I'd never installed one before and feel empowered :) I don't know if it's the unit or the way we did the wiring, but the two component speakers on the upper doors are not outputting any sound. At the time I thought maybe I'd ordered a 4 output unit, but now checking the specs it says it has 6. (If there's a Crutchfield tech person reading this, I'd love advice on how to get them going).

    Much better sound than the stock radio and way improved input features.
    Pros:
    looks really sleek with the elantra dash - blacks match - excellent - looks like it came with the car. Great deal on Refurbished.
    Cons:
    I'll have to do more research to figure out how to get the 2 small component speakers working. And take the dash apart again.
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    2 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Written By Chris, Elmhurst, IL on Sunday, January 27, 2013
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    Hands free built-in microphone is worthless. It has no option to plug in a microphone to get closer to the driver. It is next to impossible to disconnect the unit from your phone when you realize the other party cannot understand a word you are saying. The menus for everything are not intuitive and you can wreck your car trying to find anything on an ipod using this unit's menu.
    Pros:
    Sound is good.
    Cons:
    Everything else.
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    5 out of 5

    Crutchfield Tech Support ROCKS!

    Written By CliffP, Media, PA on Sunday, January 20, 2013
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    Bought this head unit for my little brother's 2005 Dakota with Infinity. Got him all the bells and whistles to be able to use his steering wheel controls and to keep the built in amp. The PAC unit for the SWCs has an issue working completely with a very few 2005 Dakotas with Infinity... Go figure, my brother has one of those Dakotas... Long and short, the SWC worked, but the unit would not turn on the amp. The tech staff helped me to to trouble shoot the issue, sent me a new PAC unit, and then made arrangements to have a different SWC unit sent out with a new cable harness to bypass the amp that came with the truck, once I talked my little bro down from the "no amp" ledge. The radio works great, and sounds great, even with the stock Infinity speakers.

    I've bought from Crutchfield in the past, and I will definitely buy from Crutchfield again in the future. Thank you, once again. You folks ROCK!
    Pros:
    * Easy install with all the special Crutchfield goodies. * Über smart and helpful tech staff.
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Great product! But handsfree parrot not for noisy car.

    Written By Kraut, Sacramento CA. on Saturday, January 19, 2013
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    Sounds great, great features for the money............everything into one good bundel. Only one problem.....My wife has a little sports car........and the sound proofing is not part of a sports car.....it's not a Lexus, or a Lincoln, it's a sports cars. Needless to say, at speed, there is alot of engine noise, and road noise.......so the Bluetooth hands free calling feature, that has a mic built into the stereo, picks up too much road noise. The call quality coming in over the speakers was great, but on the other end, too much road noise.
    Pros:
    Everything!
    Cons:
    Built in mic for hands free calling is not for alot of road noise, make sure that your car is nice and quiet......
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    5 out of 5

    Got what I wanted

    Written By plankeye, Coatesville, PA on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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    The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD is just as described. It does what I expected it to do, sound awsome. By the way I used the RCA amp outs to connect with the alpine MRP-F300 amp and then to the Alpine component speakers in the front and Alpine 2 ways in the rear doors. I spoke with 2 different Chrutchfield advisors who both had good ideas and reccomendations. I am able to use my 5 gig memory stick in the USB slot. My samsung tablet I use the 3.5mm stereo plug. My Samsung phone I can make hands free calls thru Bluetooth connection. Only negative so far is my phone does not always auto connect. It waits for me to press "ok to connect to unknown device" even though the phone states the device being the Kenwood KDC-BT752HD which it is already been linked to. That seems to be a problem with the phone not the reciever.
    Pros:
    Features galore and the lightshow is cool.
    Cons:
    The phone thing and the learning curve. This thing does a lot with a few buttons and knobs.
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    4 out of 5

    I like

    Written By Reich1, Lexington, NC on Monday, January 14, 2013
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    It has more boom, more features, easy to use, and HD radio has stations I didn't even know existed. The bluetooth and pandora paired easily. However when using bluetooth it only plays through the front two speakers.
    Pros:
    Awesome! Variable colors set to match dash. Easy to use.
    Cons:
    Display colors no variable. Bluetooth only goes through front speakers
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    2 out of 5

    I'm returning it :(

    Written By Larry V, Fultonville, NY on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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    I got this radio for my wife and she hates it. It is not easy to use, the buttons feel flimsy and not in the best places. I will be returning it ASAP.
    Pros:
    All the features worked. The audio quality was pretty good, even with stock speakers.
    Cons:
    Not user friendly.
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    5 out of 5

    Great system

    Written By Mriley462, Waterford , NY on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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    I have always bought Kenwood. The sound is awesome after replacing the factory unit. Haven't had time to set up blue tooth yet. A lot of features you'd expect for a more expensive unit. Free life time support is a great service they offet. Directions left out a step of hooking up the blue w/ white wire to the blue w/ white wire on the adapter to keep chime alerts.called Crutchfield and with in 1 minute the problem was fixed.
    Pros:
    All
    Cons:
    None so far
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    3 out of 5

    broken parts

    Written By mikea, chicago,il on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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    i bought this receiver at crutch field because it came with free installation kit and bought the install card ,brought it in to get installed only to get the call an hour later that the harness they sent me was broken so i had to buy one from them so no savings their.
    Pros:
    receiver sounds good so far
    Cons:
    could have found it cheaper but went with their free installation kit. don't count on it
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    5 out of 5

    Working wonderfully

    Written By jk, Torrance, CA on Monday, January 07, 2013
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    I have enjoyed using my new radio this week. Being able to answer calls while driving handsfree is wonderful.
    Pros:
    Handsfree phone use, USB media reading, HD tuner
    Cons:
    Soldering.
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    5 out of 5

    KDC-BT752HD

    Written By JimS, Springfield, PA on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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    So far the sound is good
    Pros:
    Looks ease to install
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    5 out of 5

    Very Good Purchase

    Written By Muse, Midwest on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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    Easy to install. Every detail works as listed. Does not cut out when in hd mode like 3 other older model hd units owned in the past. You can adjust color scheme to match interior. The HD secondary HD channels can even be preset. Very happy with purchase.
    Pros:
    HD Functions better than most, Adjustable amp output.
    Cons:
    Limited EQ function. But overall great for price and will not be upset unless you want the young punk rattle bolts from car sound.
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    5 out of 5

    A Lot for the money

    Written By Chuck2, Kingsport TN on Friday, January 04, 2013
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    Installed in my son's 2003 Legacy coupe. Great detailed instructions from the Crutchfield team as usual. First off the BT752HD unit is not done justice by the photos the colors (24 of them I believe) have a lot of visual pop to them and add a lot of wow factor to the appearance. The Kenwood andriod app works great, pairing with the phone was simple and the headunit gives you total PANDORA functionality with the BT connection. Also streams from Google Play account, will read the artist and track info while playing from Google and will even let you track forward and back, I dont believe it will let you change playlists on GP though have to do that from phone but still a plus that it will stream anything from your phone. Audio quality from USB thumbdrive, BT connection, or from CD were all excellent. I am a fan of Alpine units but I am considering replacing my aging CD player in my truck with this one. Havent tried the ipod connection or phone calls through unit yet, although I do understand that this unit does not have a built in mic and you have to use your phone as the mic source. Important note about the SUB OUTPUT WHILE IN BT MODE: For some reason the unit is set to only play with the front speakers as a default setting. You have to enter Bluetooth settings, then Detailed Settings, then BT audio settings(this is labeled slightly differently but I dont rem the exact wording), and switch that setting from front to all, after that subs and rears will work great.
    Pros:
    Android BT and full Pandora functionality from Android BT. Versatility, will play just about any medium available right now. Vibrant colors and appearance. Comes with a remote. Has a HD radio (a lot more channels brought in), A lot of sound shaping options at your fingertips. Very good price for so many features. 3 preouts including a sub preout, you may not need it now but if you want to expand your system you will.
    Cons:
    No built in microphone, for true hands free calling. No other negatives yet.
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    1 out of 5

    Mine broke a week after it was installed

    Written By Tag, Yucaipa, CA on Thursday, January 03, 2013
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    ONE WEEK! It lasted one week after professional installation. Just quit working. Phone blue tooth continued to work. Going back to installer first to see what's up. Hope it's not the unit.
    Pros:
    Can't tell!
    Cons:
    Other than it lasting a week, can't tell yet
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Written By jk, fayetteville nc on Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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    great sound and function.
    Pros:
    bluetooth phone is the bomb. sound is great
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Very happy

    Written By Erik G., Spring, TX on Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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    I ordered this unit because it had everything I wanted and it has not been a disappointment on any level. The BT works great without an external mic to install. Having the HD was a big factor for me and I absolutely love it. The only feature or lack thereof that I find annoying is that the time is not displayed in all modes at all times. The install was my first and even I had it wired and installed within an hour and a half.
    Pros:
    HD, BT, AUX inputs and it just looks great to boot.
    Cons:
    Clock not always on display.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Sherwood, AR on Monday, December 31, 2012
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    This stereo has an amazing sound! I really like the bluetooth feature because it makes answering calls so much easier than digging my phone out of my pocket while i'm driving. And the description does say that the unit will automatically reply to text messages with "I am driving". The only problem with that is that the phone sends the message to a random number in the phonebook. Another bluetooth issue is that your subs won't work when you are streaming bluetooth. If you have a headphone jack on your device, you can run it through the AUX input to use your subs.

    Besides that, the radio is great, and I couldn't have asked for a better radio for the price.
    Pros:
    Incredible sound, ease of use, adjustable color setting to suit your taste, and bluetooth handsfree function.
    Cons:
    Automatic reply to text messages sent to random numbers.
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    5 out of 5

    Great unit, especially for the price

    Written By Mark K, Denver, CO on Saturday, December 29, 2012
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    This is a great unit, especially for the price. Packed with features and sounds great! Installation was simple and it looks great.

    It does take it a while to download the phone book and SMS messages when it connects to the phone, but considering how much data it's downloading, that's to be expected. It will even receive incoming calls before it's done downloading, so I don't think it's a problem, at least not for me. It does take about an hour to get everything set up to your taste, but that's a one time deal, and it helps get you familiar with the controls so you can focus on driving when you take it out for a test drive. :)

    I did hit a small snag while installing it, but even at 7:30 PM Mountain time on a Friday evening, tech support was available to answer my question. With customer service like that, how can you go wrong? Total installation time, including calling tech support for a Ford F150 was an hour and twenty minutes. The installation instrucions were spot on, and everything fit perfectly.

    I haven't found anything I don't like about the unit yet, and don't really expect to. My last vehicle had a Kenwood in it, and I loved it. That's why I decided I was going to get a Kenwood again. I love the unit, and my wife wants me to get one for her car. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone who asked me for my opinion.
    Pros:
    Packed with features Sounds great Hands free calling is awesome 3 different ways to play MP3s from my smartphone Can change most control colors to match dash lights
    Cons:
    Can't change the color of the text display to match the color of the rest of the unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Works great!

    Written By Roche, Dfw on Saturday, December 29, 2012
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    Easy to install. Works great. Only issue is the instructions on set up options is weak. You Need to learn by just exploring
    Pros:
    Lots of features for the price
    Cons:
    As usual, poor vague set up instructions
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood install in old Town Car

    Written By Anonymous, Western Kentucky on Friday, December 28, 2012
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    Great improvement. Install relatively quick and simple with kit and adaptors. Had one question, and crutchfield service was easy to call, and had a good answer for my problem. Excellent transaction!
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    All
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    NO Sirius XM support! Otherwise fine stereo.

    Written By JamesA, Denver, CO on Thursday, December 27, 2012
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    Easy installation with Crutchfield's wiring harness. Looks like a good unit, BUT does not support Sirius XM radio. You need to get the BT852 or BT952 for this function.
    Pros:
    Easy install; nice looking
    Cons:
    Does not support Sirius XM
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    1 out of 5

    Completely disappointed

    Written By PD, ABQ, NM on Monday, December 24, 2012
     
    Everything about this unit is fine and as advertised, except the equalizer. There are only three settings: bass, mid, treble, which is typically sufficient to get good sound. However, the bass setting includes much of what should be considered midrange, so when you turn up the bass it sounds muddy. Turning down the midrange does not correct this as it only diminishes the vocals. The bass lacks punch and peaks at too high of a frequency, and there is no adjustment combination I can find between this headunit and the controls on my amplifier that makes it even acceptable. I have tried adjusting gain, crossover, and bass boost on my amplifier, along with all combinations of bass, mid, treble, bass boost, and loudness on this deck. I have very good JBL speakers pushed by a JBL amplifier, and my previous headunit did not have this problem so I am sure it is with this unit. I do not recommend this product unless you already have, or are planning on using a graphic equalizer. Perhaps Kenwood assumes those who buy this unit will also be using a subwoofer. Since I do not have a sub, I cannot comment on the bass fidelity from the subwoofer output.
    Pros:
    Many features, seems solid.
    Cons:
    The equalizer and bass fidelity completely ruins this unit for me.
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    5 out of 5

    Exactly what I wanted

    Written By Brent, Santa Fe, NM on Thursday, December 20, 2012
     
    I bought this in March 2012, and I have been very happy with it since. I replaced a Panasonic unit with 8 disc changer that I had in my truck for about 10 years. I primarily use the unit to listen to MP3s via the USB port since I have converted my entire CD collection to MP3s. Now I buy new music through MP3. I listen to the radio or a CD rarely. The front USB port is not a problem since I found the SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB drives. These drives are the size of a dime and don't stick out very far from the front of the radio face.

    The playback of MP3s is exactly what I would expect from a digital music player. The folders and songs are sorted alphanumerically. (Some car receivers don't do this!) There are 'random all' and 'random inside a folder' features. (Some car receivers don't have the 'random all' feature!) Text scroll for song info is good. The folder-browsing feature is intuitive. I did have a limitation with the maximum number of folders allowed (255). So I reorganized my MP3 album collection to have one folder per artist. Sometimes a folder is not recognized by the receiver, but recopying the folder onto the USB drive again seems to fix this problem.

    The bluetooth hands free works well. Sometimes the download of the contact list from my phone gets hung, and I have to turn the radio off then back on. The bluetooth music playback is OK. The sound quality is lacking.

    I really like the 'volume offset' feature for the different sources.
    Pros:
    MP3 player interface. Volume offset for each source. Three band EQ. Subwoofer volume adjust. High-pass filter for speakers. Low-pass filter for sub. So many settings, that you can set it just the way you like it.
    Cons:
    Automatic download of contact list from cell phone. Download of contacts hangs. Contact list not saved, so the download happens every time the phone syncs.
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    5 out of 5

    Performance is stunning even w bad speakers....

    Written By boxdin, Albuquerque on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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    Used to buy cheap car audio, last one had a lousy AM reception among other issues. I decided to step up and buy a little higher end unit, in this case up to 179 and I'm glad I did. Reception in all bands is excellent, pulls in stations better than any other I've seen. Many other features help too, the output is so clean I get great sound in al ranges from old (1990) speakers in a RV. I was amazed, even bass is really good and clean. Remote is easy to use (some aren't) and I went nuts and got 3 of these so no matter what I drive I've got the same radio, another problem I had.
    Pros:
    Love these universal DIN 1 chassis and slide in brackets, make it all very easy.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Written By Anonymous, Utah on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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    I bought this for my daughters 78 VW diesel Rabbit. Excellent stereo for the cost. Has all the features I was looking for.
    Pros:
    Cost comparison compared to other HU's with the same features was excellent.
    Cons:
    So far BT quality for the phone needs tweaking. I can hear incoming calls great but voice return has echo and background noise according to people on the other end. It could be the fact it's coming from a 78 VW diesel Rabbit which is not a quiet running vehicle...
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    2 out of 5

    Disappointed and Frustrated

    Written By TimM, Federal Way, WA on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
     
    Its great when it works. Getting it to work consistently on a daily basis, nearly impossible. I've had this unit for three months now and would love to get rid of it. When it works it's fantastic, love listening to Pandora commercial free, hands free calling, stream music from my phone (Samsung Galaxy S II). But getting it to connect to my phone through BT is a pain!! sometimes it connects fine, others it connects part way. For instance It'll connect to Pandora and will control it but the music still plays on the phone and not the head unit. Other times it doesn't connect at all. I select Pandora and it'll say, "Check Device". When I do it'll say, "Pandora / Accessory". Nothing you can do to change it but restart BT then if your lucky you might get the "Pandora / Kenwood".

    SMS. OMG!!! NEVER WORKS!!! It'll notify me that I've received a new SMS message, then ALWAYS displays the wrong person!!! For instance, I get a text from "John Smith". The head unit will display "Fred Jones"!! Not even close!! Like if that's not annoying enough, at first it's set up to to reply automatically with "I'm Driving.". So when I'd get a text from John Smith, Fred Jones would get a text from me saying, "I'm Driving".

    Downloading. Apparently it'll download your phone book or something. This apparently is set to do so automatically every time you connect. EVERYTIME. Turn off to get gas, and it downloads it all again. takes several minutes.
    Pros:
    Not bad when it works.
    Cons:
    Getting it to connect consistently. Bad SMS. Constantly "downloading". too many and confusing menus. When you lose BT connection it displays "HF DISCONT". HF?!?! what the heck is that?!?! It couldn't just say, "BT DISCONT"? No off button or setting. You can change the color of the light around the buttons but not the display its self. Wouldn't buy another one. If it was possible I'd send it back.
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    3 out of 5

    Not a bad radio, not what I was looking for

    Written By SandyW, Sterling Heights, MI on Friday, December 14, 2012
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    I really wanted to like this radio. It had everything that I was looking for: An aux plug, a USB port to charge my phone, connection to pandora for Android, and bluetooth for phonecalls.

    The bluetooth audio for playing music from my phone works great. The HD radio is nice, although not every radio station I listen to is HD, so it really isn't necessary. The aux plug works as expected. The sound quality is good through my OEM speakers. The CD player plays the MP3 discs, and you can pause it with the far right button, but when you turn off the car and restart it later, it will come on automatically. If you put it in Standby instead of turning it all the way off, you can still see the clock and receive phonecalls if they come.

    I ultimately ended up returning this because my mom could not hear me on the other end when trying to talk through the bluetooth. The pandora only worked part of the time on my Samsung Galaxy S3, but I could bypass that function and listen to pandora via bluetooth or aux. Also, when I was trying to charge my phone, the radio kept thinking I was trying to connect to the phone, and wouldn't allow me to use any other function, and it also wouldn't connect, but every android is different. When moving through different functions, there's a loud beep through the speakers - kind of annoying. You can put the radio into "standby" mode

    Returning on the site is really easy, and I ordered the Alpine, and I've been happy so far.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth audio connection great for music
    Cons:
    Bluetooth microphone difficult to hear on other end, loud beep between functions, pandora only sometimes connects