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Our take on the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD

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.

An impressive array of features

Why replace your factory radio? Most people say they want a receiver that looks great and offers more features. The KDC-BT755HD CD receiver certainly scores big in the looks department, and Kenwood's loaded this receiver with a bunch of features that you'll enjoy:

  • HD Radio™: A built-in tuner lets you enjoy the best sound in free radio, with near CD-quality sound on FM broadcasts. Other HD Radio advantages include the ability to tag tunes for later purchase at the iTunes store, and the access you'll enjoy to the additional programs offered by many stations.
  • Built-in Bluetooth®: This receiver offers hands-free calling and audio streaming, and your phones pair up automatically, thanks to Kenwood's Simple Secure Pairing system. And iPhone users enjoy one-touch pairing when they plug in via USB.
  • Pandora® Internet Radio and iHeart Radio users will appreciate this receiver's excellent built-in controls — connect via USB with your iPhone, or by Bluetooth with your Android, and you can scroll through your stations and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face.
  • iPod® or iPhone® controls: Connect your device to the receiver's front-panel USB input, and you'll blaze through your tracks and playlists. Dedicated "Search" and "Return" keys cut down on the need to work through menus when you're looking for a specific song.
  • Android® controls: If you store your music on an Android device, download Kenwood's free Music Control app and enjoy a variety of search and playback features when your phone is plugged into the front-panel USB.
  • SirusXM-ready: For satellite radio subscribers (or those who plan to be), the KDC-BT755HD works with SiriusXM's outboard tuner (not included), so you can enjoy coast-to-coast reception of your favorite talk, sports, and music programming.
  • Variable button illumination: Choose from a wide selection of colors to match this receiver's buttons to the color of your vehicle's dash illumination.

Enjoy your music and shape your sound

If you're feeling "old-school," slip in a CD and take full advantage of this receiver's 24-bit digital-to-analog converter. It converts the raw data on your disc, including MP3, WMA, and AAC files, to smooth, lifelike sound. (It'll make a big difference in the music on your iPod or thumb drive, too.)

Wimpy bass and treble controls can't compare with this receiver's 3-band parametric equalizer, high- and low-pass filters, and selectable bass boost, along with settings that let you adjust for your car's speaker setup. And this receiver offers three sets of preamp outputs, so you can easily add amps to build a killer audio system in your car.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) 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.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • Pandora control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
    • Kenwood's free Music Control app for USB playback of music on Android devices
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with AAC, MP3, and WMA music files
    • detachable face with adjustable multi-line display and variable-color button illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer level controls
    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
    • SiriusXM-ready (SVX-200 tuner and subscription required)
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

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

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    No
    RMS Power Output
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    22 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20KHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    2.5 volts
    Display Color
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    Bluish white
    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    SiriusXM
    HD Radio
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    Built-in
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    5/4/3/2/1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9.3 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Yes
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RC-406)
    • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

    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+Internet+SiriusXM Radio
    iPod/Android/AUX Integration
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1 + EDR) 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. 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 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    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-BT755HD. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Kenwood head unit. A maximum of two Bluetooth-enabled phones can be connected at one time, but only one can be used at a time.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KDC-BT755HD can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external 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-BT755HD 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-BT755HD, 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-BT755HD. 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 History: The Call History 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. 

    External Microphone: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth).

    Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

    SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible with SMS (Short Message Service), the Kenwood head unit will notify you when a message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message. You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KDC-BT755HD will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, 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-BT755HD also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. 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.

    Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood KDC-BT55U has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the KDC-BT755HD and its microphone. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Bluetooth Detailed Settings: The KDC-BT755HD offers the following Bluetooth Detailed Settings, so you can configure the unit to suit your needs.

    • Bluetooth Audio: You can allow Bluetooth audio to be heard from only the front-speakers or all the speakers in your vehicle.
    • 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.
    • Echo Level: You adjust the echo cancellation delay time until the least echo is being heard during a phone conversation.
    • Mic Gain: Adjusts the volume of the external microphone.

    HD+Internet+SiriusXM 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.

    • Tuning Methods: You can setup the KDC-BT755HD to tune both analog and digital radio stations (Auto), only HD Radio stations (Digital), or only analog radio stations (Analog). The CD receiver offers a variety of tuning options; including Seek, Presets, and Direct Access.
      • 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.
      • Tuner Presets: The unit's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. 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. The Kenwood KDC-BT952HD 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.
      • Direct Access: You can directly access an AM/FM station by entering in the frequency number using the include wireless remote control.
    • 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 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8).
    • 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 (7.4 or later) the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and transfer songs. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.

    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.

    Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD allows you to access Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Aha Radio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KDC-BT755HD via the Kenwood KCA-iP102 cable (sold separately, or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your Android or Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP/ AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD. Your iPhone, Android smartphone, or Blackberry device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps, Google Play, or BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also save 3 Pandora stations as presets. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active Pandora account is required.
    • iHeartRadio Link (for iPhone/Android): The free iHeartRadio Link app for Kenwood (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KDC-BT755HD will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    • Aha Radio App (for iPhone/Android): The Kenwood CD receiver offers compatibility with the free Aha Radio app for your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 4.3+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.2+); available from iTunes Apps or Google Play. Aha Radio provides you with up to the minute content made available from the convenience of Kenwood's front-panel controls and LCD screen. Listen to the latest Facebook updates or Tweets from your friends. Listen to thousands of stations that include internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks. Receive traffic information, restaurants and coffee locations personalized to you instantly, safely, and easily. An active Aha Radio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android/Blackberry smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Direct Tuning via included remote
    • Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of live content
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked

    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    iPod/Android/AUX Integration

    iPod Direct Connection w/ DAC Bypass: The KDC-BT755HD's front-panel USB port 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 5/5C/5S; use the Lightning-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-BT755HD. 

    • DAC Bypass: This 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.
    • Music 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 also 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 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. 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.
    • Information Display: The KDC-BT755HD 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-BT755HD will not display your iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display "APP/iPod").
    • Battery 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. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth iTunes Tagging Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Pandora app iHeart Link Aha Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y N N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N N Y Y N N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    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 Google Play App Store. 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 8-/16-bit n/a

    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 KDC-BT755HD allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV. 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.

    Disc & USB 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. The unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA/AAC music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs. The CD slot is hidden behind a manual fold-up cover which blends in the front-panel of the head unit. .

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD features a front panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover. The USB port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on these portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB Storage Device
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
     MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1 kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 500 folders/500 files (500 files per folder) 999 folders/20,480 (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags, AAC tags

    Text Scroll: The KDC-BT755HD 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-406) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.

    Playback Modes: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD 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.

    Music Editor Compatible: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD 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/AAC music files to your USB (MSC) device 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. 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

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD 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-BT755HD 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

    6ch/2.5V Preamp Outputs: The KDC-BT755HD 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-BT755HD features a 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.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD offers the following subwoofer controls, when you are using unit's subwoofer preamp output.

    • 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.

    Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the head unit's audio 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.

    Note: You can store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).

    Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.

    • Bass Boost: The Kenwood CD receiver features a Bass Boost control that can be set to the following levels (BB1, BB2, BB3, 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).
    • 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.

    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).

    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-BT755HD features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. There is no protective face case included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Fluorescent Display: The Kenwood head unit features a single-line, 11-character, bluish-white backlit fluorescent display.

    Variable Color Button Illumination: The Kenwood KDC-BT755HD 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: You can manually dim the LCD and button illumination to better suit the time of day. The Kenwood logo and eject button do not dim.

    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-BT755HD comes with an IR remote control (RC-406) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will control Audio, CD, USB, 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.
    • 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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    5 out of 5

    Excellent head unit...

    Written By Ken Morningwood, Maugansville, MD on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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    I bought this unit to replace my Sony GT-700HD which died after 2 years. Getting familiar with the controls took a couple of days, but outside of that the unit has delivered top notch performance in every way. The sound quality is really good and is really customizable for the different types of music which I listen to. Being a commuter a good stereo is an absolute must for me and the KDC-BT755HD has delivered.
    Pros:
    Excellent sound quality and a plethora of options. Easy to use remote. Multi-color display option is very nice.
    Cons:
    Display is hard to read in broad daylight, but that's been an issue for every head unit I've owned.
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    5 out of 5

    What A Great Way to Spen an Afternoon.

    Written By Travers, Newport News. VA on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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    I am very pleased with the rapid delivery time. The receiver and its installation kit were very easy to install. The instructions were complete. I recommend soldering the harness wires and insulating them with shrink wrap for permanent connections. Overall this can't be beat for the price.
    Pros:
    Everything needed is included. The instructions are clear and well illustrated. The sound quality of the receiver is tops. The entire installation and set-up can be completed in 2 hours.
    Cons:
    Be careful in placing the order. Be sure to include the installation kit with the receiver order to avoid the UPS shuffle.
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo

    Written By CarlP, Grenada, MS on Monday, March 03, 2014
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    Everything works good. It sounds better than I expected. This one has so many features packed in it. This creates many menus and questions, but this gives my 16 year old son more to learn.
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    4 out of 5

    kenwood kdc

    Written By hooligan332, corinth ms on Monday, March 03, 2014
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    This is an awesome unit. I've always been a Kenwood fan. I have the product four stars because of the screen text. You can't get the clock and song title or radio station all on the same screen. It's one or the other. Nothing really that picky it just bothers me. Bummer this CD player was discontinued two days after I bought it but I'm more than satisfied with it. Great service with crutchfield as always
    Pros:
    Easy to use Bluetooth works with android
    Cons:
    Doesn't show clock on screen unless you select it too.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT755HD

    Written By Anonymous, seattle, WA on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    Great receiver with a lot of features. I was mostly interested in the Bluetooth calling and music but the USB and aux input on the front is cool and the HD radio channels are a plus. The install wasnt that hard other than very little info about my 2012 impreza on the net.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth aux USB Pandora app color choice
    Cons:
    Changing stations button either seek or manual not both HD radio goes in and out of digital constantly in my neighborhood which is north Seattle urban...probably need better antenna than stock
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    1 out of 5

    Referb?

    Written By BillyP, Durham NC on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
     
    I bought a refurbished unit . I could not get the Bluetooth to work and then the next day the cd player quit.
    Cons:
    Bluetooth inop and cd player inop
    Crutchfield response on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    Upon seeing this review, our tech support team got in touch with the customer. After troubleshooting the stereo, they determined that the problem was indeed a bad unit. We no longer had any of this model in our outlet stock, so we replaced the bad stereo with a brand new one.
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    5 out of 5

    Nice unit

    Written By Dougw246, Granger, IN on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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    I have installed 2 of these units, one in each of my kids cars. They work well. The bluetooth integration is very good with the iPhone. The sound quality of the handsfree phone is excellent.
    Pros:
    Easy to install Easy to integrate with the iPhone. Terrific handsfree phone quality
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    4 out of 5

    KDC-BT755HD

    Written By Rich S., Cheswick PA on Monday, February 17, 2014
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    Blu Tooth works well as do the other features. Made a great improvement in the sound of my factory speakers
    Pros:
    Blu tooth HD radio good sound with factory speakers
    Cons:
    This unit doesn't fit in 2005 Dodge Dakota trim kit fron Scoshe unless you use the metal din provided by Kenwood. I definately recommend the wire connectors sold by Crutchfield
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT755HD is great !!

    Written By Walt H (2001 F15 SuperCrew), Broomfield, CO on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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    Great quality unit. In my opinion the sound is excellent. I upgraded the factory speakers and replaced the head unit and am very pleased with the results. The install was fairly easy and instructions were perfect. The install looks professional and I would definitely buy from Crutchfield again. This receiver had a ton of features and I really like the HD radio. The other nice thing about this receiver is the Bluetooth for older vehicles. My wife said my Bluetooth phone call was clearer from the Kenwood than from my new 2013 Ford vehicle with Sync.
    Pros:
    I like the option of having a CD player even though it is becoming obsolete technology. I still have several hundred CD's and you never know when you might want to use one. The power is very impressive and sound is excellent from the Bluetooth (Music and Phone). The HD radio is awesome and allows access to stations I could not access before. I am very happy with my purchase. A great product, with lots of features, and at a reasonable price.
    Cons:
    The only nit picky thing that I noticed is that you cannot adjust the color of the text. It surprised me that this was not available with everything else this receiver offers. It has cool selectable colors for the surrounding buttons but not for the text on the screen. That said the text is crisp in all lighting conditions and is still very sensible looking.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent upgrade!

    Written By Justo A, Caguas, PR on Saturday, February 01, 2014
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    This was an upgrade from a Kdc-mp242 which I used to love. I bought it because of the bluetooth and HD radio and it works flawlessly. Easy to use and the color options of the faceplate are an added bonus. Excellent hd and FM reception. I still have to try AM radio but the sound quality improved in other areas so I know I will not be dissapointed. Excellent product fron Kenwood.
    Pros:
    Hd reception Bluetooth microphone reception Color changing faceplate to match gauges
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Good Music Source

    Written By PaulG, Clayton, CA on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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    Good sound and signal retrieval. Setting up Bluetooth was quite easy. Installation was a breeze.
    Pros:
    Ease of installation.
    Cons:
    Instruction handbook not well written.
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    5 out of 5

    Great affordable deck

    Written By Mark, Spokane, WA on Friday, January 03, 2014
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    This is a solid deck that will play music right off of your iPhone or iPod through the USB cable. Navigating is fairly intuitive, but a run through the manual is advisable. Side note: Crutchfield sends excellent instructions with the unit, and perfectly fitting electrical and trim adaptors. I had a bit of unique situation, and the tech support at Crutchfield answered the question immediately with the correct answer. They were excellent--not something you find in tech support so much.
    Pros:
    Quality looks, sounds and feels good. Crutchfield has excellent tech support if you're installing yourself. iPod/iPhone compatible.
    Cons:
    None--all seems to be good.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT755HD

    Written By FritoDCat, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on Monday, December 30, 2013
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    Bought Kenwood KDC-BT755HD, matching front KFC-1064S speakers and rear KFC-1664S speakers for my sons 1999 Chevy Malibu for Christmas. Really impressed with ease of installation and sound quality was a lot better than stock system. Son was really impressed with unit and I got a great buy on unit. Spent just about the same as what another retailer wanted for a Pioneer of lesser quality unit that was on sale there.
    Pros:
    I Phone compatible, good sound and easy installation
    Cons:
    Hard to see screen in sun light
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    5 out of 5

    I did it myself.

    Written By almost 70 years old., Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, December 28, 2013
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    I installed it my self. Very satisfying. Good clear instructions. When I Called the help line I found that I had installed it correctly. Phone service was quick and clear. Keep your order number, you will need it if you call for help. I haven't set up the blue tooth yet. I am not a technical person.
    Pros:
    Clear instructions. The phone was answered quickly.
    Cons:
    An old guy like me took all afternoon to install it. Not 30 minutes like the pros' Operating instructions were difficult for me, but an 8 year old grandchild could probably figure it out.
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    5 out of 5

    Myriad of features and capabilities

    Written By Ckreuton, Arizona on Thursday, December 26, 2013
     
    This radio is pretty darn excellent, I have to say. The HD radio is one of the great features it has. It must have way better internal circuitry than I thought possible because it picks up stations crystal clear that I previously never even got fuzz from before installing this(meaning stations that aren't HD specific, just normal stations). The HD stations that it picks us are also pretty awesome sounding, with great clear sound and clarity. Another awesome feature is the USB flash drive playability. I got one of those mini can't-see-it flash drives for the radio and created some playlist folders containing mp3's, AAC's, WAV's and other types of files. First of all, navigation between folders is a breeze, but also, it plays all the kinds of files really well without any stuttering or delay or anything annoying like those. I have yet to try the Kenwood control app for Android, and haven't tried the Pandora/iHeartRadio/Aha interactivity, but I've heard from my friend who has another bluetooth kenwood unit(the same model that doesn't have bluetooth, basically) has said great things about the interactivity, so I'll take his word for it. The weird thing I have yet to figure out about the bluteooth functionality is that I can't get bluetooth music streaming to play out of my subwoofer.. the sub line-level out is what send signal to my sub amp, yet only in bluetooth streaming mode does it not play through the sub, so I'll have to research it. I'm outta text space! hopethishelped!
    Pros:
    High sound quality, great features, Crutchfield provided every single thing needed to install, cool colors, good EQ adjustability, 3 channel RCA outs(front, rear, sub), comes with decent bluetooth microphone, nice text display
    Cons:
    bluetooth streaming won't play out of subwoofer(yet)
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent value

    Written By GarryC, Pittsburgh PA on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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    Solid unit and an upgrade of features for my 02 Mini Cooper. Thanks to Crutchfields wiring harness and tech support (called about the switched power connection option which I did not need) the install was pretty smooth. I installed this unit with the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Interface. All works together flawlessly. As previously stated in another review, adjust the bluetooth audio settings set the audio to all speakers otherwise you may wonder why there is no punch or volume to your tunes!

    For Mini Cooper owners, take the time to remove the dash cover (2 side panels and 4 screws) so that the remote microphone cable can be routed across the dash and tucked into the door seal. If you are going to mount a GPS mount use this opportunity to screw the mount into the dash.
    Pros:
    Easy addition to add BT audio, handsfree and HD Radio
    Cons:
    Just replaced with a newer model. BT audio adjustment should have not been necessary and was initially confusing.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT755HD

    Written By Anonymous, Bellport, NY on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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    Good Upgrade.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood receiver

    Written By Greg R, Wausau WI on Saturday, December 21, 2013
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    Awesome value, the features are comparable to those in the new cars. The recevier was easy to install and sounds great. I like the Bluetooth feature for streaming Pandora and music from my phone. Pairing was simple and reconnection is fast when getting into my truck. Awesome product!
    Pros:
    See above
    Cons:
    Instruction manual could be more detailed as far as all the settings go.
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    5 out of 5

    Good Deal

    Written By MartinB, Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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    This HU is a bit better than expected. The sound quality is better - radio is far superior to the stock 1999 Nissan Maxima (non-Bose) HU. Of course Pandora, BT audio, aux connection are all way better than anything coming from the stock system. Finally hear some definition from JL audio C2-650x in the rear deck. The system was an easy install. There are some minor issues with the case. I had to use the stock screws which are slightly larger as the supplied screws did not thread securely into the HU case. BT paired without issue and I set up three different phones - each work without issue. I ended up mounting the mic on driver side pillar and was able to route the cord underneath the pillar and dashboard. By default the BT audio is only to the front speakers. You need to enter the settings to change it to all 4.
    Pros:
    Sounds better than the stock HU even at higher volumes Lots of features - Make sure you DL the manual from Kenwood's site Good Value BT works very well HD Radio offers several more stations and excellent signal quality Make me look forward to driving
    Cons:
    Detachable faceplate feels a bit fragile Case is a bit cheap - the mounting screws provided did not fit Depending on sequence (ie. connect phone while in ACC mode, then start the car) you can loose the Pandora connection (disconnect or becomes BT Audio) - This is more of a training issue but it certainly could be handled better.
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    4 out of 5

    Good bye stock radio

    Written By dr rob, new york on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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    great sounding radio, easy to use. blue tooth and hd radio amazing. my son loves it.
    Pros:
    great sound, great price
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT775HD

    Written By JohnL, Federal Way, WA on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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    This receiver was a great upgrade to the indeck unit. Vast improvement in sound and function, without yet installing the new speakers. The Bluetooth hands free calling works simply with excellent quality (I watched a YouTube video on installing the microphone, worth the effort). There is a news program I like to download, and I install that on a USB device, and that too works simply and excellently. Settings are pretty easy to adjust, but not while driving. The station preset buttons are somewhat small and close, making it a little difficult to find the right one, especially while driving, but use improves one's ability to do this unobtrusively , as well.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality Price Many useful features and functions (Bluetooth, HD, USB, Aux, Pandora, iHeart), Sirus/XM compatible. Crutchfield provides everything you need to get the job done, along with toll free support if you need it,
    Cons:
    Station presets are a little close together.
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    4 out of 5

    BIG Upbrade

    Written By Mike, Casper Wyoming on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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    I went from a stock Diamler Chrysler Jeep radio to this, so Its quite a jump! Install was pretty simple and tech support was spot-on and fast. I'm still learning the radio, but as for now I can only get 2 of the 4 speakers to work when I'm connected via bluetooth; direct usb to my phone works just fine.
    Pros:
    Super Value for features and easy to install.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT755HD

    Written By Rich L, Akron , N.Y. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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    installed in 2007 chevy siverado, easy install with supplied harness and interface from crutchfield. couldn't ask for better stereo at this price point.with the speaker incentive this is a great deal.
    Pros:
    price,easy install
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    5 out of 5

    Very easy to synce and connect viabluetooth

    Written By Tony, Montgomery, Al. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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    Instantly connects to your bluetooth devices seemlessly. Easy to use once you learn the functions and buttons.
    Pros:
    Blue Tooth HD Radio
    Cons:
    None.
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    4 out of 5

    I like Kenwood

    Written By Dwight, do it yourselfer, Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, December 16, 2013
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    It's a great deck. Sounds good. Lots of features and looks good to.
    Pros:
    HD radio, Bluetooth, Hands-free, iPod via SUB
    Cons:
    I still haven't been able to pair my phone.
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    5 out of 5

    Super Radio

    Written By Kevin, Baltimore, MD on Friday, December 13, 2013
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    I love Kenwood products. This is another reason why Kenwood is superb equipment.
    Pros:
    Sound quality, bluetooth clarity, AM/FM reception is great.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT755HD

    Written By BrentW, Flint, MI on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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    Great stereo BT works great. HD radio is great
    Pros:
    BT, HD radio
    Cons:
    None so far
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    5 out of 5

    Nice Stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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    Nice receiver. AM/FM sound great and the Bluetooth works well for streaming music and making phone calls.
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    4 out of 5

    Nice unit!

    Written By Wayne P., Riverside, Ca. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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    The head unit is an easy to use replacement for the radio in your car. It is easy to set up the adjustments with an easy to follow menu structure. Once set, you will not need to adjust most of the choices again.

    I was so impressed with it when it came that I quickly bought a second one for my other vehicle!
    Pros:
    Easy to use controls, logical layout, high quality audio output with reasonable volume. The call quality is good and the external mic helps me to be heard. My last radio made me shout at the radio because the mic was inside the unit, behind the face plate. Now the mic is in the open and works well!
    Cons:
    The unit is a little TOO quick to start the app on the phone that is associated with the selection on the radio. If you pause too long (like to read the display), say on Pandora, it starts Pandora on the phone causing you to need to go to the phone to turn off Pandora so you can then start the app you really want. I am sure this will get better as I become more used to the phone and do not need to read every screen.
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    5 out of 5

    Just What I Wanted!

    Written By RobbieL, Pearland, TX on Monday, December 09, 2013
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    I will only buy Kenwood car receivers and there's a good reason for that. They are just great receivers. I primarily bought it for the HD Radio but having the Bluetooth and hands free calling are a serious plus. For some reason when using it through Bluetooth, the default speaker settings is for front only so not only did my rear speakers not function, my subwoofer did not either. Once I did some searching and found the setting in the Bluetooth settings and not the audio settings all is well. All in all it's a great unit at a great price. I do wish the color of the text changed with the color changing buttons, but that is just a very minor annoyance.
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    2 out of 5

    FM Great! AM Unlistenable

    Written By Dave, Alexandria, LA on Sunday, December 08, 2013
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    FM and FM HD is very impressive. However, as a broadcaster, I have to say I was very disappointed with the quality of the AM Bands audio. The frequency response sound like it rolls off at about 3k. Sad since most AM's today are flat to 10k. The Satellite addition is very difficult to operate.
    Pros:
    Great FM and FM HD audio
    Cons:
    AM and Satellite far below Par
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    3 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT755HD

    Written By Anonymous, Union city Ca on Friday, December 06, 2013
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    Overall an ok head unit. Install was fast and easy. Bluetooth feature is good. Just disappointed that iPhone will not work in Bluetooth with pandora. You have to use cable for pandora
    Pros:
    Bluetooth , HD
    Cons:
    No apple support with pandora app without doc cable.
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