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Kenwood's KDC-BT958HD CD receiver provides you an easy-to-read display with all the information and controls you want. You can select display and illumination colors that match your car's dash or your mood -- your choice. You can switch the 3-line display to a 2-line format with a larger font for phone numbers, song titles, and source data. You can jazz it up with the bouncing graphics of the spectrum analyzer, or tone it down to just show the clock or a blank display. Dust covers conceal and protect the CD slot, aux input, and front USB port.
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, you pay no subscription fees. If your iPod's hooked up to the KDC-BT958HD, 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 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 go for this receiver's simple, secure pairing (SSP) technology. If you're an iPhone® aficionado, the KDC-BT958HD gives you full Siri Eyes Free control with compatible Siri-equipped iPhones.
Use this Kenwood's controls to play your favorite Internet radio stations.
You can talk hands-free by simply touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. An external Bluetooth microphone can be placed in an optimal location within the vehicle for improved hands-free communication.
If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry®, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora®, iHeartRadio®, 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. For you long-distance drivers out there, you can add 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.
The receiver's front and rear USB ports allow 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 ports 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.
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 tweak the time alignment, the 7-band equalizer, high- and low-pass filters, and the bass boost levels to zero in on your perfect sound. The KDC-BT958HD's Sound Reconstruction feature gets the most out of your compressed audio files. If you're into serious amplification, you'll appreciate the hot 4-volt preamp outputs that provide a clean signal for all your amps.
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.
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.
After installing a double-din deck in my wife's car, I realized that the deck in my Jeep was really lacking in displaying enough information without doing a lot of scrolling through different screens. I couldn't install a double-din in my Jeep without dash modifications that I didn't want to do, so I decided to go with this model. It manages to fit up to 3 lines of information on the display. It sounds great, functions well, the remote is a decent size that can be operated easily. There is a little learning curve to using the deck.
Pros: 3 line display, lots of information. Sounds great.
Cons: The included manual is only a condensed version of the full manual, and doesn't cover all the features. You'll need to download the full PDF manual, and I suggest putting it on your smartphone or tablet so it's always available.
An awesome head unit. WELL WORTH THE PRICE!!!!!!!!
Pros: Everything about the features and functions
The receiver is generally easy to use. The controls to change features could be a little easier. I do like the multi inputs.
Pros: Good sound ! small size. Easy to wire in auto.
Good unit but the display is nearly impossible to view in daylight. Easy to install in my MB CLK430 and is a reasonable fit.
Pros: Easy to install. Lots of features.
Cons: Poor display.
So many Bluetooth problems with iPhone 5 and then iPhone 6. Bluetooth will randomly disconnect and then reconnect in the middle of phone calls. Adjusting the volume during a phone call mutes both parties so I have to hang up and call back. Sometimes volume is ok, sometimes the person I'm talking to says it sounds like I'm whispering. Sometimes I'm cutting in and out, sometimes the person I'm talking to is cutting in an out. The iPhone sits 1" away from the receiver. There's just no excuse for unreliable Bluetooth in 2014. No firmware updates either. Primarily purchased for business calls while in the car... turns out I wasted hundreds of dollars.
Cons:Crutchfield response on December 24, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Pretty cool reciever with lots of options for configuration(crossover, frequency gains,display colors, etc)
Pros: HD RADIO Bluetooth (comes with a mic) Deep set of configurations Doesn't have that after market look(not too out of place and the option to change the display color helps you match it with the interior ambient lighting of your car).
Cons: Not much on the instructions side for help on said configurations. Needed a few ground loop isolators to help with an alternator whine(this may be a problem with your car and not so much on the radio itself).
This is a decent unit. Sometimes it has BT connectivity issues, sometimes it has sound issues...but overall once you figure out how to control it functions well.
Pros: Lots of sound controlling and EQ options..sleek and looks good...all features wrok as advertised.
Cons: Tough to see display during day if it is bright...
Multi color display, preset EQ settings, detachable face, Kenwood quality, front and rear USB... To name a few things!
Pros: Multi color display, preset EQ settings, detachable face, Kenwood quality, front and rear USB, HD radio... to name a few things!
Cons: None so far
I was looking for a radio that had HD Radio, SiriusXM capability, and Bluetooth to allow hands free use of my Android cell phone. This had all of what I wanted and much more.
Pros: Excellent product that was relatively simple to install with the instructions and accessories provided by Crutchfield.
Cons: This radio was somewhat difficult to get initially setup correctly even with downloading the manual from Kenwood online. Display is not easy to read during the summer Texas sun.
this radio works great in a Honda crv.display is great at night time but during the day it is very hard to see what is on the display screen. Very easy to set up and maneuver through different functions.
Pros: Easy set up, great sound, awesome display at night time.
Cons: Can't really see the display screen at night time.
All around great head unit. Has all the whistles and bells that you could want.
Pros: Very few buttons and all are a good size.
Cons: Programming different features not very intuitive.
ok radio, got lots of gadgets to learn before get full potential of radio.
Pros: music features
Cons: bluetooth in my galaxy 3 would not make any sound in back speakers. cannot use Pandora's full potential.
Great radio. I don't use any of the features besides Pandora and HD radio. If you leave the display to change colors it can be hard to see in daylight at times and it can take a couple of button pushes just to switch songs but eventually you learn to use it without looking so it's not so bad.
Pros: Very loud, convienient interface for Pandora, cool changing color display. I never have to mess around with my phone while driving anymore.
Cons: Can be hard to read in daylight. Not many buttons means menu manipulation while driving.
Looks and functions really nice. Clean design. Sounds great
Pros: Bluetooth quality better that ford sync. And a lot easier to use. This head unit looks great in my Mercedes And display matches perfectly with variable colors. Sound quality is extremely good also
Cons: Source selection while driving can take to long and requires you to focus on it a little to much
Not worth for the price; the audio quality is very poor are low volume levels. Graphic equalizer is not very effective.
Cons: Music quality
Bought this to instal on my son's truck. Install tools and parts worked perfectly. Sound is great and bluetooth features are great.
Cons: none so far
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20KHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD 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:
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-BT958HD. 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-BT958HD 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-BT958HD 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.
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-BT958HD also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KDC-BT958HD 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-BT958HD 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-BT958 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-BT958HD 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-BT958HD; 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 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.
Dual USB Ports: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD features a front panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover and a rear-panel USB (type-A) port attached to the rear-chassis by a 38" cable. The USB ports enable 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-BT958HD 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
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
AAC: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1 kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||500 folders/500 files (500 files per folder)||999 folders/20,480 (999 files per folder)|
|Tags||ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags, AAC tags|
Text Scroll: The KDC-BT958HD 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.
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-BT958HD 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.
Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or Android
iPod Direct Connection: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD's front-or rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The KDC-BT958HD supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.
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.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/30/2014):
|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||Aha Radio||Artist/Song Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio||Siri|
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.
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.
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.
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-BT958HD allows you to access Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Aha Radio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KDC-BT958HD 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-BT958HD. Your iPhone, Android smartphone, or Blackberry device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
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-BT958HD 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:
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.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD 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-BT958HD are as follows:
6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The KDC-BT958HD features front, rear and subwoofer 4.0-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.
Note: You can turn the KDC-BT958HD's built-in amplifier off to improve the quality of the sound from the head unit's preamp outputs.
Sound Excellence DSP (Digital Signal Processing): In order to optimize the sound quality, you can use the unit's Sound Excellence DSP to set the type of vehicle, speaker sizes, distances and x-over points. The DSP settings include the following:
Note: You can also choose to bypass the head unit's DSP feature.
Equalizer Control: Equalizer Control allows you to use one of the EQ presets, or set your own custom settings for the front and back speakers using the 7-band Equalizer. The EQ adjustments are as follows:
Note: You can store EQ and tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).
Bass Management: The KDC-BT958HD offers Bass Boost, Bass DC Extension, and Loudness.
Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.
Key Beep: The in-dash navigation-multimedia head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face w/ Hidden CD Slot: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD features a hidden CD slot behind a manual fold-down cover which blends in the front-panel of the head unit. The KDC-BT958HD 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.
Multi-Line Text Display: The 3-line full dot LCD makes it easy to navigate through your disc's music, radio presets, iPod music library, USB content, Bluetooth audio, or phonebook contacts. The KDC-BT958HD offers 5 different display types:
Note: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD offers English, French, and Spanish menu text.
Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose to use the same color for the LCD display and button illumination, or use a separate color for each one. 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.
Note: You can switch the in-dash head unit's display between a positive or negative effect. You can also adjust the display's contrast from 1-30.
Illumination Effects: The Kenwood KDC-BT958HD offers two unique key-button illumination effects.
Clock/Date Display: The in-dash CD receiver features a 12-hour clock and date (M/D/Y) display. 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.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player. You can also choose to dim the display manually. The Kenwood logo and eject button remain the same brightness.
Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.
Wireless Remote Control: The KDC-BT958HD 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).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
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Bluetooth streaming, hd radio. [ Eric Feb 02, 2016 ]
Yes... [ Arumugam May 21, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jan 05, 2015 ] Staff
I have not tried to use Siri so I cannot answer the question. [ JOSEPH C Sep 20, 2014 ]
Thank you for the quick responses guys. i'm beginning to believe this is going to be the case. My wife has an Alpine stereo in her car and it's the same thing. Have to be in Bluetooth mode. [ Robert Sep 18, 2014 ]
I dont believe there is a setting for Siri to interrupt HD Radio. From my experience with the Map feature on the iphone you have to be in BT mode to hear it through the speakers. [ TYLER Sep 18, 2014 ]
Hi Robert - You may have to switch to BT mode. When listening to radio, I believe it cannot be interrupted by siri. Thanks Aru [ Arumugam Sep 18, 2014 ]
Says clearly in the manual it isn't, took the time to make a photo illustrating that but I'm not allowed to use a link. [ Swissy Aug 12, 2014 ]
Tweeter slopes are for both units. [ Richard Aug 12, 2014 ]
Tweeter slopes are for both units. [ Richard Aug 12, 2014 ]
Allready in the unit. And there is a display dimmer aswell [ LANCE May 20, 2014 ]
The HD is built in and there is a dimmer. I've only had mine in a week so I'm still learning to use it. The dimmer can be set to auto but I've just turned mine off because I chose a LCD color that wasn't too bright. [ Sara May 20, 2014 ]
i get the HD channels without anything extra, yes there is a dimmer. The radio has no presets on the screen, which i didnl't know until i received the unit. You have to scroll up and down on i think 18 presets. [ Jeremy May 20, 2014 ]
John....This has hd receiver integrated. On the dimmer, it has dimming options, but I am not sure if I tested that functionality. [ Arumugam May 20, 2014 ]
the hd is built in,it's probably one of the srtongest recievers i have ever fooled with,but with hd you still have to be reasonablly close to get the hd signal.this is far better than any ive had before.once it locks in hd,it dosent do alot of switching back and forth from analog to hd,which is a huge plus.the display has all kinds of adjustments.you dim,brighten change to alot of different colors.so glad i bought this unit.it does so much stuff. [ joey May 20, 2014 ]
HE is integrated to the radio. .. No complaints. I don't have the dimmer hooked up on my unit. The display is crisp tho. You have complete control of color and contrast which makes it easier to read. My favorite radio I have bought so far. I also hooked up the bluetooth that is integrated with external mic. .. works great [ Nicholas May 20, 2014 ]
HD INSTALLED AND IT HAS A AUTOMATIC DIMMER. [ Joderick May 20, 2014 ]
HD is already in it. Sounds great! It is confusing though, you will sometimes get the regular signal, HD1 and HD2 all on the same FM frequency. There is a dimmer connection in the wiring harness which should control brightness. [ John May 20, 2014 ]
HD Radio is built in. With respect to dimming, there is only one wire from the receiver to be connected to the vehicle wiring harness. When headlights are turned on, the receiver display will be dimmed. [ Daniel May 19, 2014 ]
The HD radio is integrated and there are adjustments to dim the display. [ Jack May 19, 2014 ]
Hey John, No, you don't need an external HD receiver - this unit has it integrated. This unit does have a display dimmer, but it only appears to have two settings: normal and dim. Hope this helps. [ AARON May 19, 2014 ]