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Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

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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.

Product 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:

    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.

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    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

    Features and Specs

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

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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 with Siri 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 with Siri. 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 9/26/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora app iHeart Link Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4/air 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N 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 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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    Audi A4 B6 install

    Written By shurur, Tampa, FL on Friday, December 05, 2014

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    Great radio and Crutchfield install kit. Sound is better than the OEM symphony II. Install was super easy.

    Pros: Easy interface and feature packed radio.

    Cons: None

    Great Product Easy to Install Just What I Wanted

    Written By Hector U, New Jersey on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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    This product was just what I wanted and needed. Now I can enjoy my music with a great quality sound. I easily installed it without any problems.

    Pros: Easy to install. Great sound. Looks good. Very cool.

    Cons: I have nothing negative to say about this product.

    Slow, unresponsive Bluetooth functionality

    Written By Mike G., Boston, MA on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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    This is a great-sounding unit with a massive amount of customization available. However, as noted by many other reviewers, all that customization makes for a very complicated interface, for instance, toggling between input modes, you have to use two buttons: one to toggle, and one to select. This is needlessly complicated, and not at all easy to do while driving.

    Hands down my least favorite aspect of this unit is the Bluetooth functionality. It's very slow to respond, taking probably a half second between pressing a button (track skip, for example) and the action taking place. That may sound like a minor annoyance, but it adds up quickly. Given that the Alpine unit I traded up from featured nearly instantaneous response times, this is a huge step down. Also, unlike my former unit, this one does not automatically reconnect when you restart the car, so not only do you have to reconnect the Bluetooth, but you have to hit play again. Again, minor annoyance in the grand scheme of things, but it adds up.

    Pros: Great sound, hugely customizable

    Cons: Slow Bluetooth response time, wonky interface, overly complicated

    Awesome full featured head unit!

    Written By Darryle, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, October 13, 2014

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    Purchased this to replace a factory stereo. I am flabbergasted by the ease of use, features, design and ergonomics. I also added the satellite tuner, but the clarity of the USB port and HD radio means I rarely use the Sirius/Xm tuner.

    Pros: Ease of use, features, layout, power output.

    Cons: None

    Nice Unit, Learn from Negative Reviews

    Written By GreggH, Rochester, NY on Monday, October 13, 2014

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    This unit is very adjustable and the controls are very intuitive considering how much you can do with them. Some negative reviews said the display is hard to see in daylight. It is adjustable and it is very bright. Those people need to adjust it. At first I was disappointed with the sound, but using the set up and setting it for 4-5 inch speakers made it sound much better than my OEM stereo. So far my only complaint is that the phone microphone doesn't sound good according to people I have called. This too has adjustments, so I'm hoping I'll get around to making it better. I need someone else to spend time on the phone with me to give feedback on what sounds best. Overall, this stereo offers tons of features and very nice sound. Read the manual and try various adjustments to get the most out of it.

    Pros: Loads of features: HD radio, bluetooth, usb, ipod compatible. Nice sound.

    Cons: Load of features means it takes some time to set up properly.

    Amaaaaaizng!

    Written By Macebronco, Detroit,MI on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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    This uint is packed with so much cool, fun, and functional stuff, that lately, I've found myself just sitting in my truck playing with it. While it takes some learning and getting used to, the full integration with my iphone and my wifes Samsung Galaxy, are amazing features I wasn't even expecting. I was surprized also, that is actually made my existing speakers sound better and deliver more of their potential. (can anyone say BONUS!?) The ease of installation, and the superior customer service and help on the phone in getting this installed myself, were both a cut above.

    Pros: Everything about it.

    Cons: The clockis a little small for my old eyes but hey, I have my phone for that. lol

    Kenwood car stereo

    Written By Mike C., Auburn WA on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Great stereo, easy to install, very user friendly.

    Pros: Love the Bluetooth and caller id display. Lots of display colors too. Like the remote control.

    Cons: None

    Good, but not great

    Written By Walt, TX on Saturday, September 27, 2014

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    A lot of nice features packed into a single DIN unit at a great price. The settings are flexible, and feed from aux input like an iPod or Droid phone via Bluetooth work great. Definitely outperforms OEM radio in sound quality, and I will probably add aftermarket speakers later to take advantage.

    However, a few items are lacking: First, the display is barely readable in bright daylight while wearing polarized sunglasses regardless of color or brightness setting. I don't understand how something so basic could be overlooked in 2014. I might have gone w/ a double DIN LED display had I known (didn't go that way to begin with for theft deterrence's sake).

    Second, it has been tough to get the best position/ settings on the Bluetooth mic. It is VERY directional...the person using it sounds like they are on a speakerphone at the office, or can barely be heard at all. However, background noise seems well managed. I think I'll be able to work this out over time, and results probably vary vehicle to vehicle.

    Last, the buttons to change preset stations are too small, but this seems common on single DIN aftermarket units.

    Pros: Great value; feature packed, very flexible settings, works great w/ iPod & Droid phones, seems well built.

    Cons: Needs brighter display, larger preset buttons, and maybe a better mic?

    Kenwood KDC-BT758HD

    Written By Chris M, Waukesha, WI on Thursday, September 25, 2014

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    Great product. Easy to install thanks to the included installation kit. I bought this so that I could listen to music off my iPod or friends phones while on the road. USB works great, it remembers what song you were on when you turn it off and back on. Bluetooth audio streaming is easy to set up and sounds excellent. Thanks to Crutchfield for making this upgrade so easy.

    Pros: Plenty of ways to connect your music. Has pre-amp outputs for later upgrades.

    1994 Trans Am 10 speaker Sound System

    Written By George, Bexley, Ohio on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    I loved the fact that I could convert my 25th Anniversary Trans Am's radio/cassete EQ to this Kenwood unit and still retain the 10 speakers.The 10 speakers never sounded this good.before. Thank You for the superior service and fast delivery.

    Pros: Trans Am has it all now. This is a great feeling for me.

    Cons: none

    Sounds good, easy install, kind of hard to use

    Written By oldcolonial, Massachusetts on Monday, September 15, 2014

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    Lots of functionality, high quality sound but with a confusing user interface.

    Pros: Easy install, easy blue tooth pairing, sound quality (upgraded speakers as well), high quality sound for blue tooth calls.

    Cons: Deep and not intuitive menu structure makes using the unit a bit of a pain.

    awesome

    Written By steveT, Terrell NC on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Absolutely love this receiver. works great sound is good even without an amp. blue tooth and hand free works great

    Pros: all

    Cons: N/A

    Great product!

    Written By churt, Weddington, NC on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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    Great product. Easy to install and works like a charm. Very few down sides to this radio. Controls take a bit of getting used to but once you figure it out, no problems. Really like the hands free calling feature and how my iPhone works flawlessly with this unit.

    Pros: Adjustable display color scheme/ease of install/works great with iPhone 5S/microphone was the easiest part of the install/ (which I thought was going to be the hardest)

    Cons: Minor cons- in bright light, difficult to read face/HD radio doesn't provide the dynamic reception for AM sports radio as I thought (however it's better than standard reception) That's it!

    Two major design flaws

    Written By Chris B, Little Rock, AR on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    1) The display: I bought this instead of the competing Pioneer product because it has a bigger, 2-line display and I like to read song titles via RDS and USB. However, with the brightness dialed all the way to the max at level 31, I am unable to read anything during daylight hours. Night time looks OK. The culprit is the glossy plastic finish on the face. Couple that with the high and tilted dash placement on my Corolla and all you see is a reflection of the window. I will try cutting out a cell phone anti-glare screen to see if that helps, but you shouldn't have to rig a brand new product. Not even window tinting is enough. 2) "Standby" - For some reason it freezes up for 30 seconds and displays "standby" when switching between radio and aux. Really Kenwood? I could have gotten a no-name Chinese DVD player with navigation for $150 if I didn't care about quality, responsive electronics that function well.

    I see reviews with "screen brightness" listed as a pro. Maybe I got a defective unit?

    Pros: -after experiencing HD radio, I won't go back to analog! -tons of features -display has two lines, so you can see both the artist and the title, (but only at night, unfortunately)

    Cons: -Display is unreadable in daylight. -Long "standby" pause (~30 seconds) when switching between Aux and Radio. -Pioneer sells a unit with all the same features for $50 less (when there's not a package sale) -Extra cost and space occupied by obsolete CD player. Might as well throw in a tape deck too. I'd like to have paid $10 less for just a media player. -Plastic volume knob feels cheap and offers no resistance to turning, making it hard to operate with road bumps and all.

    great radio

    Written By jw, Mosinee, WI on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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    Great radio, easy to connect the Bluetooth to multiple phones. Excellent functionality without all the flash.

    Pros: Ease of connectivity, looks, screen brightness

    Good functionality but UI can be improved

    Written By LeoK, Sammamish, WA on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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    Good receiver but could be better with some UI design work.

    Pros: * It performs as advertised. * I can control the ipod (USB) and android (Bluetooth) from the receiver.

    Cons: * Glare of the plastic makes it hard to see the display lights. * Clock is displayed in such a small font that it makes you look down longer than ideal (driving safety concern). * I would prefer an option to suppress some of the source modes when I switch sources. I do not use Pandora, IHeart, and Aux jack so I would like to just step through Radio, Bluetooth, USB.

    A fine head unit!

    Written By somebodyelse, Fort Pierce, FL on Friday, August 01, 2014

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    A versatile and great sounding unit. Once you get it set up, and get used to it, it is easy to use.

    Pros: Great sound. Endless options. No CD player. Nice clean look.

    Cons: Ponderous menus. Arcane controls.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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!

    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....

    Great Products plus Easy Installation

    Written By skrussell96, White, GA on Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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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

    Great Radio for the Money!

    Written By 02grandcherokee02, Maryland on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Nice Radio

    Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Saturday, June 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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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.

    Great road companion!

    Written By Tee-byrd, Mendon, Ma. on Saturday, June 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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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...

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