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Perfect for a family vehicle, Kenwood's great-looking DPX300U CD receiver gives you variable illumination colors, plenty of entertainment options, and user-friendly controls. And you can plug your iPod®, iPhone®, or other devices into the handy USB port and auxilliary input located on the front panel. System info shows up in extremely large font size on the display, so you'll know what's up with a glance.

How do you like your music?

Whether you plug in your iPod® or iPhone® to the front USB, load a CD, or listen to Internet radio stations, you can choose from a variety of easily accessible musical options. iPhone users, you can access and control your iHeartRadio and Pandora stations with the Kenwood's controls. You can also add a SiriusXM tuner to access the impressive selection of sports, talk, news, and commercial-free music offered on satellite radio. And the included wireless means your passengers can control the entertainment while you worry about the driving.

Variable color options

The DPX300U will give your dash a face lift, with sleek styling, a glossy exterior, and a prominent control knob that give it way more style than your average factory stereo. When you set the variable display and button colors to match your car's interior, you'll give it extra oomph. Amd here's good news for you Toyota owners out there — this receiver comes with Toyota trim pieces that make it look right at home in your ride.

Sound quality to rock your ride

This Kenwood's built-in MOSFET amp will impress you with its clean power, so turn it up if you want. You can use the 3-band equalizer for precise adjustment of the highs, mids, and lows, while eight EQ presets allow quick shifts to a tone curve that matches your music. The Speaker Settings function tailors the output of the receiver to match the size and type of speakers you've got installed in your vehicle.

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, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

iPod 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 or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV files
    • 13-digit variable-color display
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone
    • wireless remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • low-pass filter (sub preamp output)
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other info:

    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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    Documentation lacking

    Written By KB, Charleston, SC on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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    Beautiful unit, well built, and easy to install. However, the speed of the read (particularly for MP3/WMA CDs) and reliability of the read is questionable. The documentation for all the whistles and bells is lacking.

    Pros: Well built, attractive.

    Cons: Read reliability and speed.

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    Written By Albert, Louisiana on Friday, April 10, 2015

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    Got this for my work van and all the guys love it. More sound options than just an am/fm radio, with access and control of Pandora, iPhone, and Android.

    Pros: Variable display color to match your dash lights, cd, usb, auxilary inputs, and Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Sirius/XM control.

    Cons: When using Pandora, you have to wait for the unit to connect to the iPhone, and press "allow" on your iPhone screen to complete the connection. Once that's done, you now have control from the unit.

    Good basic stereo

    Written By Tobi, South Texas on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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    Bought this to have Sirius satellite radio without having to have plug and play unit. Wiring was easy, fit dash adapter fine. Simple design, but controls can be tricky. Haven't figured out how to control color display on unit. It rotates through all colors, red, blue, green, and orange. Wish I could figure out how to keep it set up on blue or green to match dash lighting.

    Pros: Easy wiring, decent sound. Would be better with quality speakers. Currently running Pioneer 6x8s on doors and stock speakers on rear deck. Will eventually upgrade to a powered sub and maybe some component speakers.

    Cons: Controls can be tricky to figure out. I'm sure I'll get used to them with repeated use,.

    Easy install, great sound

    Written By Glenn Z., Dover, PA on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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    Great radio for a reasonable price.

    Pros: easy installation and includes everything that is needed, user friendly, great sound even with factory speakers,price is reasonable

    Cons: display is a little hard to see in bright sunlight

    Good Receiver

    Written By sjCohen, Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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    Good unit and easy to install. Only issue I have with the unit is there is no way to display the clock when the unit is off. The clock is only visible when the unit is turned on.

    Pros: easy install, great clear sound, looks cool

    Cons: clock cannot be displayed when unit is turned off

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    Written By Bruce, Texas on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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    This is a great low priced radio that fit the car exactly as indicated. Has a little trouble with the wiring, but after installed worked great.

    Pros: Arrived fast, great instructions and was easy to install. GREAT PRICE FOR RADIO AND 4 SPEAKERS

    Cons: Wiring a little hard due to color change in original wiring. Took time to decipher correct wire connection

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    Written By Gunrunner, Hawaii on Monday, March 30, 2015

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    This unit is a good value sounds great is built solid but it is hard to navigate through all the features. Setting up the mids highs and lows was a bit of a task and it took some time getting used to how the controls work. Also the unit has different colors that change and I am still not sure if I can set it to one color or not. Other than that this this unit works great.

    Pros: works good ,lots of features

    Cons: Hard to set up tones/ features

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    Written By 2006 gmc sierra, Virginia on Thursday, March 19, 2015

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    Great unit if your looking for a good factory replacement as i was. Good base model don't expect a lot of features. I like the option to be able to play Iheart radio or pandora but if you want to use hands free i would suggest the 500u model

    Pros: looks good and sounds good with a set of kenwood speakers.

    Cons: The display is not real bright in the daylight

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    Written By Anonymous, Myrtle Beach SC on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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    Good unit for price

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    Written By EricL, Theresa, NY on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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    Replaced son's 2007 Toyota Corolla head unit. Factory (6) speakers still. Super easy to install. Use a wired ipod and iPhone for music. Read both very well.

    Pros: Ease of use, installed quickly, looks great in dash, large volume knob, plenty of power so it's louder than stock.

    Cons: Display is not bright enough.

    great buy

    Written By j22, iowa on Friday, February 20, 2015

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