The top of the heap
Built-in HD Radio™ and Bluetooth® are just two of the highlights in this Kenwood receiver's impressive resume. The KDC-BT955HD CD receiver offers an impressive multi-line display that gives you all the info you want, plus you can select independent colors for the display and button illumination. The 3-line display can be switched to a 2-line format with a larger font that makes it easier to read phone numbers, song titles, and source data. Sound tweakers will appreciate added features like digital time alignment, a 7-band equalizer, and a full complement of preamp outputs, complete with high-pass and low-pass filters.
HD Radio for awesome sound
When you tune in a local station broadcasting an HD Radio signal, you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static free. And unlike satellite services, there are no subscription fees. If your iPod'® is hooked up to the KDC-BT955HD, 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® 4S or 5 user you'll enjoy full use of Siri through the receiver when the phone is paired.
Enjoy your phone's music apps
If you're a fan of Internet radio and music apps, you'll appreciate how the KDC-BT955HD integrates your iPhone, Android®, or Blackberry™ into your system. With this Kenwood and your smartphone you'll enjoy playing content from Pandora®, iHeart Radio, and Aha™ 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.
This Kenwood can access and control Pandora, iHeart Radio, and Aha Radio apps from your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry.
Play (almost) anything
Of course, you can also enjoy music from your local AM/FM stations or your CD collection. But this Kenwood really gives you a lot of options:
iPod or iPhone: Once you connect your iPod or iPhone to one of the front-panel USB inputs, you can use the receiver's controls to search through your albums, artists, and playlists.
Android: If you store your music on an Android device, you can download Kenwood's free Music Control app from the Android market to enjoy a variety of search and playback features.
Audio sources: If your music is on another device, just plug it into the handy front-panel auxiliary input.
SiriusXM-ready: If you're a satellite radio fan, the KDC-BT955HD will work with the SXV200V1 tuner (not included).
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.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.