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Our take on the Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

by Dave Delamere
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.

A simply sleek look

Kenwood's KDC-BT758HD CD receiver adds an elegant look to your dash with its simple control panel, plus it offers an HD Radio™ tuner and built-in Bluetooth®. You can select display and illumination colors that match your car's dash or your mood -- your choice. Dust covers conceal and protect the CD slot, aux input, and front USB port.

Kenwood KDC-BT758HD CD receiver

HD Radio for awesome sound

When you tune into a local HD Radio station, you'll know it — you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And unlike satellite services, you pay no subscription fees. If your iPod's hooked up to the KDC-BT758HD, you can also tag songs that you hear on HD Radio, then buy them later online. And most participating stations send out secondary programming, giving you more choices when you're in the mood for radio.

Bluetooth lets you concentrate on driving

Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. If you're an Android® user who's grown tired of your old radio's complicated Bluetooth pairing issues, you'll love this receiver's simple, secure pairing (SSP) technology. If you're an iPhone® aficionado, the KDC-BT758HD gives you full Siri Eyes Free control with compatible Siri-equipped iPhones.

You can talk hands-free by simply touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. The receiver will mute your music for the call, then turn it back on when your call is complete.You can install the external Bluetooth microphone in an optimal location within the vehicle for superior hands-free communication.

Streaming radio too

If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone or Android, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora® and iHeartRadio® radio on this great-sounding receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. For you long-distance drivers out there, think about adding a satellite radio tuner to this Kenwood, so you can tune into the in-depth music, news, and entertainment programming from SiriusXM anywhere you go.

One versatile USB port

The receiver's front-panel USB port allows you to access and control the music stored on your iPhone or Android phone. And if you have MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV music files on a thumb drive, the USB port can handle those too. Here's a cool feature from Kenwood — Drive Change allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to the Kenwood's USB input and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives.

Sculpt your sound

With all these ways to listen to music while you drive, you'll also appreciate all the tools in this receiver for refining your audio experience. You can pick a preset EQ for your music, or you can tweak the 3-band equalizer to suit your needs. The KDC-BT758HD includes a low-pass filter and bass level adjustments for your connected subwoofer. And, you can also choose the bass boost levels to zero in on your perfect sound. Kenwood's Sound Reconstruction feature gets the most out of your compressed audio files. You'll appreciate the six 2.5-volt preamp outputs if you're adding any amps to your system.

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, program the adapter for your 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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in HD Radio
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • 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, WMA, and AAC music files
    • automatic iPhone pairing with Siri Eyes Free control capability
    • detachable face with single-line display plus variable-color illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • EQ Pro equalizer with 8 preset settings and 3-band parametric EQ
    • speaker size settings
    • 3-level bass boost
    • low--pass filters; subwoofer level and phase control
    • Sound Reconstruction improves the sound of files encoded at lower bit rates
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
    • compatible with SiriusXM tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and front USB port
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    • front USB port compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    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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    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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    Preamp Voltage
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    2.5 volts
    Display Color
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    Variable
    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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    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
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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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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • 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
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Quick Start Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

    Our Product Research Team

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/Android/Aux Integration
    HD+Internet+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD 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-BT758HD. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (for iPhone): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood KDC-BT758HD without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio player connected at one time (but only one can be used at a time). You can even pair your Apple iPhone by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KDC-BT758HD 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 1-30 seconds. The KDC-BT758HD 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-BT758HD, 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-BT758HD. 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.

    Note: 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).

    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-BT758HD also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KDC-BT758HD 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-BT758HD 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 Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood KDC-BT858 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-BT758HD 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-BT758HD; 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.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio 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-BT758HD 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 ports support audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & AAC 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 ports (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.

    Note: When a mass-storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Drive Change features lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as an SD card) for stored music playback. The Drive Change feature also lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD 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 files (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-BT758HD will display MP3/WMA/AAC 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 + Direct Search: The Kenwood  CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob. The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-406) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.

    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 + Auto Reload: 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. 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-BT758HD supports the PC application, Kenwood Music Editor Lite Kenwood's Music Editor Lit (v1.1.0). Kenwood Music Editor Lite is a Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB thumbdrive from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB thumbdrive 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 (v1.1.0) Windows-based software can be downloaded for free from Kenwood's website 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)
    • Windows 8
    Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or Android

    iPod/Android/Aux Integration

    iPod Direct Connection: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The KDC-BT758HD supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Kenwood's dock connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KDC-BT758HD.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KDC-BT758HD.

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

    iPod Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps 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 stored music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the Kenwood head unit's front-panel controls or from your Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.

    • Head Unit Control: 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 (A-Z) 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. During Head Unit Mode, the KD-AR755 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/App Mode: The iPod/App Mode lets you control your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed in this mode. The unit will simply display "App & iPod Mode".

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/6/2014):

    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 Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4S 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    5th 7.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    2 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    3 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    4 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    air 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N 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 Google Play App Store. Your Android smartphone must be running Android OS Froyo or Gingerbread (2.2+). 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.

    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 head unit 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 three aux input modes.

    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 (75 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.

    • Receive Mode: You can setup the KDC-BT758HD to receive both analog and digital radio stations (Auto), only HD Radio stations (Digital), or only analog radio stations (Analog).
    • Seek + Direct Tuning: 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. You can directly access an AM/FM station by entering in the frequency number using the include wireless remote control.
    • Tuner Presets: The KDC-BT758HD'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-BT758HD 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.
    • Station Text + Multicasting: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.  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-BT758HD allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KDC-BT758HD 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-BT758HD. 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-BT758HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD 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 5 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-BT758HD 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-BT758HD 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.
    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-BT758HD 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 w/ Category Search: The Channel list displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list channels in specific categories. In addition, you can register channels you want to skip.
    • Song/Artist Information: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • Presets & Direct Tuning: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be stored. You can also tune to a station directly via the numeric keypad on the included remote.
    • Replay w/ Smart Favorites: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of current channel. You can also store six of your favorite channels that will automatically be buffered in the background, so when you select one of the Smart Favorite channels, you'll be able to rewind and replay the last 30 minutes of content.
    • iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone (connected to your head unit via USB). The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes.
    • Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.

    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.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD 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-BT758HD 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-BT758HD 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-BT758HD 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-BT758HD 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, midrange, and treble . You can choose from the following preset EQ curves; Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User. The Drive EQ mode is an EQ preset that helps reduce road noise. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's Bass (200Hz) , Midrange (2.5kHz), and Treble (12.5kHz) level from +/- 8dB.

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

    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).
    • Sound Reconstruction: When MP3 or WMA files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound Reconstruction 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 Sound Reconstruction 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 w/ Hidden CD Slot: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD features a hidden CD slot behind a manual fold-down cover which blends in the front-panel of the head unit. The KDC-BT758HD also features a detachable face to deter theft (no face-case is provided). 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.

    Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood KDC-BT758HD features variable color display and 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.

    Brightness & Dimmer: You can dim the LCD and button illumination to better suit the time of day. You can adjust the maximum brightness of the LCD and button illumination from 0-31. The Kenwood logo does not dim.

    12Hr/24Hr Clock: The head unit can be set to display a 12hr or 24hr clock. The unit also displays the day (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, or Sat). With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position, the head unit continues to display the clock and button illumination during Standby mode. 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-BT758HD 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.

    Note: The KDC-BT758U is not compatible with PAC's SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface.
     
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    3 out of 5

    Good product

    Written By Vetbird, Eustis FL on Friday, July 25, 2014
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    My usual complaint about modern electronix.

    Needlessly complicated to use.
    Pros:
    Nice display, compact size, easy to install
    Cons:
    Multiple steps and button pushes to accomplish what should be simple controls.
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    5 out of 5

    Great head unit!

    Written By Buccobruce, Richmond va on Thursday, July 24, 2014
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    Quick easy install great sound
    Pros:
    Easy to use and install walks you through the set up
    Cons:
    A bit higher than what I wanted to spend but still a value for the price
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Kr1st0f3r, Stockton, CA on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    This head unit is awesome. My only complaint is that the controls are too simple making it kind of irritating.
    Pros:
    Plenty of features. Built in HD Radio. Plays MP3s. Everything I was looking for. The Bluetooth is so simple and easy to use.
    Cons:
    Controls are so simple it gets kind of tiresome.
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    5 out of 5

    Solid

    Written By Jack C, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    This unit took some trial and error to get used to. I purchased it primarily to play WAV files from a USB drive. Initially many of the files simply wouldn't play. I thought I had a defective unit. Turns out it will only recognize WAV files at a specific bit rate and only after being exported from iTunes. Weird, but it works now and I'm very happy with it.
    Pros:
    USB functionality, plays WAV files, HD Radio, Pandora and Sirius/XM Compatible.
    Cons:
    The controls are not particularly intuitive.
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    5 out of 5

    Does everything I want and more

    Written By Josh12290, Denver, CO on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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    This was exactly what I had hoped for in a head unit.
    Pros:
    Easy to figure out without the book
    Cons:
    I would have liked a few more features for the final price
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    3 out of 5

    It's OK

    Written By Oman, Iowa on Thursday, July 17, 2014
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    OK so far. Wish the clock display was larger. The display in general is hard to see in the day.
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    4 out of 5

    Very Good

    Written By Gene F., Cleveland, OH on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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    The quality of this product is very good. Following the menus can get a little confusing.
    Pros:
    For the price this is a good value.
    Cons:
    menus can get a little confusing.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Features and sound, but....

    Written By RickH, Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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    The look, sound and features provided in this device are great. My 14 year old vehicle still had a 14 year old receiver so the level of improvement was immense, except for in one area. More on that later.

    Pros:
    I've truthfully never had a need to utilize the Bluetooth on my Android phone and so had no experience with configuring it, but with all the emphasis on Hands-Free driving these days I decided it was time. It was so easy to sync my phone with this Kenwood receiver. Absolutely love how slick this is to be able to have my music paused and be able to answer a call without having to take my eyes off the road. Setup was very easy. I am generally one who will scour instructions for setup tips bu
    Cons:
    The display is too dim in direct sunlight. The display is way too dim in sunlight. I read and re-read all the previous reviews on this receiver and saw the numerous complaints about the display being dim. I assume (oops) that the reviewers were exaggerating the issue and that it just probably wasn't that bad. Trust me when I say that the display is completely useless if the sun is shining on your vehicle from any direction. If I had realized how dim it was I would have bought a different
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    AWESOME

    Written By Dave, Lebanon, MO on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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    As always, Crutchfield supplied the needed tools and kits to make it look like a PRO installed it!
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Sound Machine

    Written By Walter, Manassas Park, Va on Monday, June 30, 2014
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    Got this system for my jeep. and it's working like advertised and the Many functions make it awesome to listen to music other than FM or off a CD.... and the handsfree feature is keeping everyone a little safer..:-)
    Pros:
    all the cool features and multicolor screens
    Cons:
    the digital read outs are a little hard to see but that is my con not the systems....
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    5 out of 5

    Great Products plus Easy Installation

    Written By skrussell96, White, GA on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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    This was my first aftermarket head unit and I was overwhelmed with all the things you needed to buy, but Crutchfield made it easy with the kit that comes with the Radio. The radio itself is a great product. Very well made with the latest features. It has HD radio the sounds excellent with stock speakers. The blue tooth audio hooks up great and sound's great. Overall a great product with the instructions that were simple to follow! It is a great buy!
    Pros:
    Blue tooth Audio HD Radio Sound Quality Easy Installation
    Cons:
    Lack of USB in back
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio for the Money!

    Written By 02grandcherokee02, Maryland on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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    Really awesome radio! I installed it in my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee without the Infinity Gold speaker system, and it fits well into the dash and only took me about an hour from unboxing to being in my Jeep's dash! The sound quality is awesome, as other reviewers have been saying, and Bluetooth pairing was effortless. Maybe I'll add Sirius Radio in the future. The controls are a bit hard to get used to, but after reading the manual, you will get used to them (:
    Pros:
    Fits well in dash, Color-variable display and buttons, Effortless Bluetooth pairing process, Sound quality, Feature-packed
    Cons:
    Controls are a bit hard to figure out at first
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    5 out of 5

    Nice Radio

    Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Saturday, June 21, 2014
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    Good basic radio. Controls were easy to use without needing much help from instructions.
    Pros:
    Ease of use. We'll lit for a convertible.
    Cons:
    Wish it had a good phone app.
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    5 out of 5

    Great road companion!

    Written By Tee-byrd, Mendon, Ma. on Saturday, June 21, 2014
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    I have now had this radio installed in my Kenworth for almost 3 weeks and it has been awesome. I like the read-out on the face and the fact that you are able to choose how to view everything..(clock,artist, song playing, etc.) and also like the color choices for night and day viewing! The only minor flaw is the HD radio stations fade in and out more than I would have hoped for. But, I think this may be due to my antenna on the truck. Ordered a new antenna, as the top of my current one is broken off due to low branches. We'll see if this fixes the problem. Other than that I love it! Ride On...
    Pros:
    Awesome features and easy to use and negotiate around the tuner..
    Cons:
    HD radio not coming in too good, but a new antenna should fix it..
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By Anonymous, Anoka MN on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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    I really like Kenwood in general, I have had a Kenwood deck in the last 3 cars I have had owned over the course of 15 years now and have never been disappointed. It is a little complicated to use at first but once you get the hang of it you will love it! I had no problems getting my smart phone to sync with the bluetooth feature, which is very helpful. The sound quality was even better then my last Kenwood model that I had in the same car! Overall I recommend Kenwood for the price you can have as good a sound as you would get with the higher end brands!
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    5 out of 5

    Quite the step up

    Written By WalterI, Knoxville, TN on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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    I was able to install the deck with the included hardware and have everything running in about an hour. Coming from a factory deck in my 2000 Camry, this was a great move. While I was looking forward to HD stations, I was not expecting better reception. Fortunately, I was wrong. I'm now picking many more stations than the old factory unit would manage. Sound quality is better, but factory speakers are now the limiting factor

    The Bluetooth picked up the phone without a hitch. Using Bluetooth to manage Pandora and iHeartRadio from my Android isn't all that great. The sound is fine, but the navigation is not. The 3.5mm jack lets me have access to a better interface on my phone. I was hoping that the USB port would let me use my MP3 collection from my phone, but that apparently isn't supported (3.5mm input worked though). It's not the cheapest option, but does afford good value.
    Pros:
    Better radio reception than factory. Better sound quality than factory. Strong set of included features. Installation is pretty simple as well.
    Cons:
    Controlling apps via Bluetooth seems to be the only shortcoming at present, but the 3.5mm jack can overcome that.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood Sterio

    Written By cranfam5, Shelley, ID on Monday, June 16, 2014
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    We have loved having our new stereo in our car! The HD radio is so nice and we love the hands free calling option. It has connected to our ipad via bluetooth and that is nice for music, but it doesn't work for video because there is a lag for the sound so the audio doesn't match the video, not too big of a problem as we just connect via the audio in. The clock is small but hasn't been too much of an issue either, just a little harder to see.
    Pros:
    HD Radio, Hands Free Calling, USB and audio jacks
    Cons:
    Small clock
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    4 out of 5

    kenwood decent head unit

    Written By jacknifetrucker, s.e. texas on Sunday, June 15, 2014
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    love the unit,but it keeps going to random play for my ipod.sounds great though
    Pros:
    sounds great,looks good
    Cons:
    ipod controls a little tricky
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    4 out of 5

    Nice head unit

    Written By Randy, Michigan on Thursday, June 12, 2014
     
    I installed this unit in a 2004 Durango. Couldn't have been easier. Crutchfield recommended using the Metra XSVI-6502-NAV wiring harness in order to maintain the ability of the radio to stay on after ignition is turned off until a door is opened. But, I found that the power outlet/cigarette lighter in my vehicle behaves the same way (stays on until door is opened), so I just bridge-spliced the red "ignition" wire from the Kenwwod to the positive wire from the power outlet. Works perfectly. So if your vehicle has this type of set-up, you can save yourself some money.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By nick, Dobbs Ferry, NY on Saturday, June 07, 2014
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    many features make this an excellent choice for my Jeep
    Pros:
    able to utilize all media sources
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    This is me, smiling!

    Written By The Patriarch, Bulltown, MO on Saturday, June 07, 2014
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    Over the years I have installed tube AM radios, cassette AM/FM radios and now, a digital CD/HD radio. if I had known it would have made this big a difference in my truck I would have made this move a long time ago. Working on a DIN chassis radio was a new experience and when I stuck in the two curved wires, pressed apart, and the old radio glided out of its mount like a swan on a calm lake, I was hooked. The Crutchfield instructions and installation gear were exactly what was needed, of high quality and easy to understand and use. I had the old unit out in 20 minutes and worked an afternoon putting in the new one. The installation took longer than it should have because I tried to use a rear support like the old unit had even though the Kenwood instructions clearly said this unit doesn't use one. I watched a couple of online videos on installing the Bluetooth microphone and the hardest part was reinstalling the windshield trim because I foolishly mixed up the screws. I had made a cardboard diagram and screw holder but then put the screws (four different lengths) in the wrong reminder holes. I figured it out. This stereo is complicated and I am still studying up on all it's features. I am an old 20th Century guy and when I started I was at sea with all the terminology. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks. This Kenwood is a delight. The HD radio is great because now I have two new classical music stations. I am a fan of both Crutchfield and Kenwood. Kudos!
    Pros:
    Quality of both the stereo and installation gear. Rapid and fast free shipping. Amazing number of choices and great comparison tools. And, it was a genuine bargain.
    Cons:
    As mentioned by others, the lettering on the faceplate is WAAAAY small for my eyes. If this is the only negative one can identify, it is truly praising with faint drawbacks.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Fit - What an Upgrade from OEM!

    Written By kingricker, Berkeley, CA on Friday, June 06, 2014
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    I put this in a 2002 Z3 Roadster and it fits perfectly. The harness installation was a piece of cake once the good people at Crutchfield explained how it went. The power and control of this unit takes so much more advantage of my speakers including the OEM sub woofer. the car now has blue tooth and I have the microphone neatly mounted and out of the way on the driver's side pillar no wires showing. The color selections of the unit was a nice surprise that you can custom to whatever you want. I'm very please with how this unit turned out. Special thanks to the tech support folks at Crutchfield for making the install such an easy experience.
    Pros:
    Power - Sound Control - Blue Tooth - USB iPod/iPhone connection and controls - Custom Colors - Value
    Cons:
    Fits perfect but would be nice to have a border plate option to make it really look as if it is OEM.
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    4 out of 5

    Very Pleased!

    Written By JoeW, Northern VA on Thursday, June 05, 2014
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    I purchased this for my wife's car, replacing a Pioneer radio I purchased from Crutchfield a number of years ago. She spends a fair amount of travel time in her car and I wanted a head unit that would sync with her Android phone easily, provide seamless Bluetooth integration, easy hands-free calling, and easy integration with Pandora.

    This unit delivers on all points, and my wife loves her new radio!

    Installation was straightforward thanks to Crutchfield's excellent installation guides. All the necessary mounting equipment is included. Just follow the harness wiring instructions carefully and you will be good to go. I'm a measure twice, cut once kind of guy, so the harness soldering took me a little more than an hour.

    Getting her phone sync'd to the radio was a breeze and voice integration with Google Now took place without even trying. Pandora, too, plays beautifully through the radio and integrates tightly, even displaying current song and artist information on the display.

    I was a little concerned about the display legibility based on some other reviews, but it really has not been a factor and is certainly no worse than any other radio with an LCD display. I have an older Kenwood in my car (also purchased from Crutchfield) and that display truly is a challenge to read during the day.

    Pros:
    The sound quality really is quite good, though the old Pioneer may have been a little more rich and full, but the difference is negligible. Phone quality, too, is very good. The mic pickup does a good job, but it does sound like you're on a speakerphone. Tight integration with Android, Pandora, and hands free phone calling.
    Cons:
    Like any complex electronic gear, this unit functions are accessed through a myriad of button presses and takes some getting used to. It is not always intuitive but, like anything, becomes more familiar over time.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By TJTama, Honolulu, HI on Thursday, June 05, 2014
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    Great buy
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    Great single DIN receiver

    Written By JohnP, Grand Rapids, MI on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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    Great FM reception with the ability to select HD tuning only, Analog tuning only or auto. Pandora over Bluetooth connection with my Android Moto G works flawlessly. I like being able to use the volume button to enter the setup menu and select settings, it's quick and effortless. The display color was able to be adjusted to match the instrument cluster. The stereo has the power to drive the factory speakers with clear, deep sound.
    Pros:
    Solid HD radio reception. Pandora connection via Bluetooth sounds great.
    Cons:
    Two display lines would be nice.
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    5 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By Jerry, Denton TX on Friday, May 23, 2014
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    I finally replaced the GM unit in my 03 Silverado, I love it the bluetooth, the HD radio the USB connectivity it sounds so well in my truck
    Pros:
    easy to install, easy bluetooth setup, love the different color choices in LED, remote was an added PLUS I wasn't expecting
    Cons:
    non so far
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    3 out of 5

    Great bang for the buck

    Written By RonD, Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
     
    Really nice set of features at this price. HD radio is a game changer. iPhone integration is very good as well. The adjustable display color works as advertised and gives the installation an OEM look. Only knock is the highly polished display is unreadable in sunlight due to reflections and glare.
    Pros:
    HD radio, adjustable display colors, Bluetooth, iPhone integration
    Cons:
    Display glare
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    5 out of 5

    Works like a champ!

    Written By '04 Jeep Wrangler, Virginia Beach on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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    Installation was a snap, just spliced the wires on the radio to the adapter that was included, and plugged it straight into the Jeep harness. I threw out my old surround because the included one had the little tray thing on the bottom for a CD or phone. Controls are easy to use, most stuff is controlled with the big volume knob. I disagree with a couple others who said it wasn't bright enough, it is plenty bright enough. Plus you can set it to whatever color you want, something like 31 preset colors or you can do your own with RGB levels. The Bluetooth syncs up quickly and automatically re-syncs every time I start it up. I mostly play music off of my Android phone, and the phone call built in thing works amazing. Finally I can hear and others can hear me when I have the doors off and top down.
    Pros:
    Too many pros to list, it's everything I could ever want in a car stereo.
    Cons:
    I'm really thinking hard here, trying to be picky, but... nope, no cons.
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    5 out of 5

    NIGHT and DAY

    Written By Ratchet Release, Reseda,CA on Monday, April 14, 2014
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    Wanting to upgrade from the incredibly lame stock system in my 2009 Honda Civic,I chose this Kenwood and can't believe the difference!! The HD Radio rocks,and my iTunes collection with my phone plugged into the USB is at least 4 times as loud as before with definition,pop, and bass.There are definitely some decent converters at work here.I thought I would need an amp,but my ears are already bleeding on the freeway with the windows down, couldn't be happier.I am going to wait on new speakers and see if I even need them.
    Pros:
    Crutchfield adapters,instructions made it an easy install.Cool colors in the display.
    Cons:
    A little dim in the sunshine,but not an issue.
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    5 out of 5

    Good OEM radio replacement

    Written By BigBry, Armada, MI on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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    Great value and feature set. Much better than the OEM radio that conked out after only 3 years.
    Pros:
    Blue tooth feature is great, aux input, and radio reception are tops. It is cool that the songs display when playing off my android.
    Cons:
    The user interface is a little off. I keep inadvertantly putting it in "set-up-mode". Pressing the big knob puts it in "set-up mode", while the little button is "select". In my opinion this should be reversed.
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    4 out of 5

    Great unit

    Written By three_meals_a_day, Midwest on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    This unit is a great unit with all of the features I wanted. BT, HD Radio, Pandora, and USB charging.
    Pros:
    BT calling sounds good to the caller. Although having the mic on top of the steering column is OK. Might need to move it to the visor. Sound quality is good. Works well with Pandora.
    Cons:
    -The way you select the HD Radio sub channels. Once you are on a HD station you can scroll through the sub channels. Lets say there are 3 sub channels. If you press the button a fourth time it doesn't go back to the first HD sub channel it goes to a completely different station. You basically need to memorize how many sub channels each HD station has. - The display is worthless in the sunlight. The face is beyond susceptible to glare. You can't turn the brightness up enough.
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    4 out of 5

    works well, display hard to read

    Written By Anonymous, york, pa on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    Works just fine, sounds good out of the new Polk 6" component system, 50W per channel is plenty loud. The display is dim and hard to read, especially in daylight - the glossy faceplate reflects any ambient light. Pandora and I-Heart only work directly with an Apple device, but streaming Bluetooth works with Android It would be nice if it would display both song title and artist with Sirius, but you can only select one at a time.
    Pros:
    Good sound, not difficult to use
    Cons:
    Display readability.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By CableJoker, Muskegon, MI on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    This deck was very easy to install. (F-450 SuperDuty). It looks great, sounds way better then stock radio. HD radio built in was the big factor in purchasing this unit. Love the hands free calling, works great. This deck seems to have every feature that anyone would need, and it's a great value. I would recommend this product to anyone planning on upgrading their stock radio. Just not sure who listens to CD's anymore, seems like an outdated feature.
    Pros:
    HD radio Built in. Hands free calling, the phone pairing is super easy, and the phone re-pairs when you turn car on. Pandora control works perfect when using the front USB. Loaded with features. Has great sound options and adjustments. This receiver is the best value for all the options this unit has. Has plenty of color options to match any style you are trying to achieve.
    Cons:
    Bluetooth connectivity seems to be a constant issue when using iPad. Unable to use Pandora setting with iPad Bluetooth connection. Display is hard to see in daylight.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By Rob A, Milwaukee, WI on Friday, March 28, 2014
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    I can't say enough about this radio. I'm really pleased with it. I had originally ordered the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597 but changed my order and upgraded to this stereo. The reasons that I upgraded to this stereo include better radio reception, HD radio, full color changing display and the ability to control your music through your iPad and not just the stereo.

    The write-up on this stereo doesn't make it very clear but you can listen to Pandora through Bluetooth on this stereo, it is not necessary to be plugged into the USB. Just choose the Bluetooth source option. Everything seems to run smoother through straight Bluetooth. If you are plugged directly in via usb and listening through the usb to your iPhone and then try to use Bluetooth for voice turn by turn or try and make a phone call it seems to get confused a little. My method is to use the USB to charge the phone but select Bluetooth on the stereo. This method seems to work the best with all the phone, iPod and iPhone voice navigation features.
    Pros:
    Amazing sound, Bluetooth seems to work flawlessly once you figure it out, good reception, dust covers are a nice feature.
    Cons:
    I wish switching between "sources" was a little smoother when pressing the button on the stereo. There is a slight delay switching from HD radio to Bluetooth, etc.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By R Collins, Cleburne, Texas on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    Installed with ease in my 2003 Jeep. Bluetooth is a great feature
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    Pretty dang good

    Written By JO, Ithaca NY on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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    A pretty darn good head unit. I got it primarily for Bluetooth capabilities which it does a great job (android). Sometimes it will sync pandora with my phone without having to do anything else which is cool. Phone feature works great. If you don't have a bluetooth head unit you should definitely make the leap. HD radio is also quite spoiling when you switch back to a normal station. Instillation in my F-250 was a breeze. My quality of life has improved with this head unit.
    Pros:
    Can change colors Bluetooth is awesome Sound quality is Great - from BT and HD Radio
    Cons:
    Sometimes won't auto sync with phone or takes about 10 sec to sync with android phone. A little hard to see in bright light.
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    3 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By JKB, Charleston, sc on Thursday, March 20, 2014
     
    Lots of useful features.