Perfect Radio, survived totaled truck via wreck!
I purchased this Kenwood for my first truck and had it professionally installed and had a few "issues" with it starting out but they ended up all being caused by my failure to read the manual fully before using it. I had an issue firstly with my bluetooth not playing through all my speakers/subs/tweeter horns, well i found that in the audio or the input section of settings when you go into your bluetooth tab it does not appear to be more than 1 page but in fact it is and on that second page is the option to switch between all or front only. Second problem was my iphone would only connect and play songs via blue tooth. Meaning the installed Pandora and Ipod functions would not function at all, well when i went through the settings again after enabling stand by mode and going to settings then Input you must change it to AV-in2 not Ipod, that will enable the Iphone to communicate via the usb plug and charger, without the settings applied correctly the HeadUnit searches for an Ipod input to play off of but anything over an iphone 4 i believe does not read the same way and is not classed as an Ipod. After tuning my EQ and working out the kinks i used it for over 2 years solid without any issues at all. I recently totaled that truck and before insurance took her away i stripped all aftermarket items and later installed this radio into my new truck and 5 months later i still have had no isues from the radio. BEST radio ive ever purchased, Kenwood has my vouche for life. - Zachary R
Pros: Tons of options to play with, Every feature you could ever want, Clean look, Nice Color/display adjustment options, Durable, Great Audio and Video quality, Buttons are not made poorly (after 3 years of use you can not see any wear other than 2 small finger nail scratches on the screen). Love the Ability to have a USB drive, a phone wired, a phone via BT, a CD, and a Ipod all connected at once Weak Mic led me to splice a second mic into the the first ones lines for better picku
Cons: Little Slower than i'd like when changing Media forms. Often slow or even failing completely to connect Bluetooth devices when vehicle turned back on. Max volume with max volume offset applied is still too low, makes it difficult to entertain outdoors at a party or bonfire or other outdoor events. The stock Microphone seems to be on the weaker side for picking up your voice. Had to splice lines and add in a second Mic so it could hear me over my vehicle when on road