A radio revolution

Kenwood built an HD Radio™ tuner into their KDC-HD455U CD receiver, so you can join the ranks of radio fans who are stepping up their listening experience. You'll find participating stations all across the nation, broadcasting FM programs that approach CD quality and AM programs that are close to today's FM in sound quality, free of charge to listeners with the right gear. Other HD Radio advantages include the ability to tag tunes for later purchase at the iTunes store, and the access you'll enjoy to the additional programs offered by many stations.

Kenwood KDC-HD455U

This Kenwood's clean lines will look great in your dash.

Enjoy your music, however you get it

You can plug your iPod® or iPhone® into the front-panel USB input for easy navigation of your music library. This receiver's 24-bit digital-to-analog converter converts the music on your iPod, thumb drive, or CD with unerring accuracy so you enjoy detailed and lifelike sound.

If you enjoy listening to Pandora® Internet radio with your iPhone, you can use the receiver's controls to browse stations, plus rate and bookmark songs — all without having to pick up your phone. The handy front-panel auxiliary input lets you plug in other audio devices, like a Dock & Play satellite radio tuner.

Outstanding audio controls

The KDC-HD445U features a 3-band EQ, high- and low-pass filters, and selectable bass boost, a big step up from the simple bass and treble controls found on most factory radios. You can even switch quickly among the preset EQ curves to complement the type of music you're playing. Kenwood's Supreme Setting accentuates high-frequency info to put the sparkle back into your MP3, WMA, and AAC music.

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 this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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 player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner with iTunes tagging
    • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files
    • detachable face with with 11-character display and variable color button illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • Supreme Setting function restores high frequencies in music files
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs ( 2.5-volt front, rear, and sub)
    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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    Great value

    Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    Found this unit to be easier to use than a different mfg. from a couple of years ago. Intuitive operation and programing

    Great stereo for the money

    Written By Don B, Suffolk VA on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    This is a great stereo for the money. If you are a Ipod IPhone user this is a must have .The back lighting is pretty cool also. Its easy to use but theres a lot to setting it up or making changes. Something you don't want to do while driving.. Great product tho and Im very happy..

    Pros: Sound, lights had all the features I was looking for.

    Cons: Set up is alittle tricky

    Great Product

    Written By Music Addiction, Nashville TN on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    This is a great single din radio.... it had great a lot of cool features like color changing leds and tons of sound adjustments like back treble and mid plus all kinds of sub settings. The HD Radio is awesome. Great sound quality.

    Pros: Sound settings color changing leds HD Radio sub settings great sound quality

    Cons: None

    Fantastic Kenwood Stereo

    Written By RunnerCraig, Indiana on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    Stereos have come a long way in playing nice with iPods and phones. Great work Kenwood and Crutchfield.

    Pros: Sound, ease of connection with devices

    Cons: Installation was easy, but stereo seems to "sag" just a bit at the back iPod menus are sort of annoying to navigate. It's easier to cue the device and then plug it in. When attaching device via USB, it sometimes picks a random podcast, playlist, etc instead of playing the last thing you listened to.

    Decent head unit for the money.

    Written By Corey, Hillsboro, IN on Friday, August 01, 2014

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    Good all around unit for the money. Made a huge difference in the sound quality of the vehicle. Way better than the stock unit.

    Pros: Easy to use, Sound quality

    Cons: The display is limited.

    Great choice

    Written By Bob, Shelbyville in on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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    Love the new radio the buttons could be a little bigger but still a great sounding radio and I love the lights feature

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Buttons are kind of small

    Exellent head unit

    Written By Anonymous, lewisburg, pa on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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    Improved my factory stereo system significantly. Love the color options, and preset eqs. just right for my taste.

    Great Product

    Written By Abel H., Willis, Tx on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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    Best product that money can buy!

    Pros: Great features & easy too use! Remote is awesome!

    Cons: To bad the installation wasn't included

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    Written By Anonymous, Arizona on Sunday, June 22, 2014

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    Excellent Stereo. Used in a 2003 Honda Civic. I would've liked a wiring diagram that showed me exactly how to wire everything but I figured it out eventually.

    QUIT WORKING AFTER 3 MONTHS

    Written By Tanya, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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    We purchased this for our son's car in August 2013. Everything was great until November 2013 when the USB connection and the radio quit working. Kenwood would not replace the radio, they required us to send it off for repair which took about 7 weeks to get back. Everything worked fine again until last week (June 2014). Nothing is working now, radio, cd player, USB, etc. So I guess we will send it off once again to have it repaired. This is very frustrating and it would be nice if Kenwood would just replace it all together since this is the 2nd time in 10 months.

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    Written By ChrisM, NC on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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    Does the job

    Can't beat this head unit for the money

    Written By Arrylay, St. Louis, MO on Monday, June 09, 2014

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    Has all the features I needed, and the HD radio sound quality is very good.

    Pros: Installed easily, subwoofer outputs, HD radio, changeable color to match dash gauges,

    Cons: Single knob design makes it a little difficult to figure out how to get to all the settings, but almost all of the new units are the same way.

    5 Stars

    Written By Johnny Ola, Tampa Bay, Florida on Sunday, June 01, 2014

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    First and foremost Crutchfield, is a 5 star business to deal with. The only bad thing I can say about them, is that they made it hard to decide, with their great selection of radios they offer. After talking to one of their sales reps, I decided on this Kenwood KDC-HD455U. I need a replacement for my almost 30 year old Cadillac Eldorado, and this had all I really needed ...plus. The original radio only had a cassette, remember them? I wanted to upgrade to a CD player. All I really wanted was a radio with presets and a clock and this had them both. In the past I have installed radios in cars, but this was my first attempt in putting a modern radio in an older car. I was a little leery about how difficult it would be with the wiring and installation. Suffice it to say the only way the installation could have been easier, is if a tech came in the box the radio! The supplied all the instructions, both the manufacturers and their own, plus adapter harnesses and mounting kit that was FREE! I would definitely suggest also ordering the Posi-Products Connector Kit. They are great for quick, easy and secure connections.

    The wiring couldn't have been simpler. Besides a easy to read chart of the wires, all the wire were stamped as to where it was used! One installed the radio performed perfectly, even with 30 year old speakers.

    Pros: Fast Delivery Easy to follow directions Easy installation Great sound radio and CD player for the price.

    Great stereo

    Written By Carlos, Dansville, ny on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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    I have used kenwood products for over 20 years and am still impressed how good they are when I buy a new one

    Kenwood KDC-HD455U

    Written By Chris, Kuna Idaho on Monday, March 31, 2014

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    Great product at a reasonable price. Cant go wrong!

    Good features. Very ergonomic

    Written By Matt B., Portsmouth VA on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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    Good product.

    Great radio

    Written By artellad, Beverly Hills fl on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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    I wanted a HD radio with cd player, This radio fit the bill and worked well after I made up the wiring harness, plugged it and the antenna adapter in. I like it and overall I'm pleased. I do wish that replacement radios had a tuning control without multifunction buttons that do everything, but that keeps me reading the manual to learn how to do it.

    Cons: No easy tunii control

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    Written By Anonymous, Orlando on Friday, March 21, 2014

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    Great unit

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    Written By Brett, Reno,NV on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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    Excellent head unit

    Pros: external inputs

    Cons: too many different menus

    Kenwood KDC-HD455U

    Written By Mike, Gainesville,Ga on Thursday, March 13, 2014

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    Quick Easy install with supplied kit and instructions. The adapter works great considering my local big box stores wanted $160 for the adapter plus $40 for the installation kit and $65. for the install.

    Pros: Unit works great, remote comes in handy with presets and quit source chages

    Cons: A little confusing with all presets and audio controls using the same knob/button. Operating manual could be less technical and don't assume the reader has experience with modern stereo units.

    Kenwood

    Written By Diane, Claremore OK on Thursday, March 13, 2014

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    Works great. Customer service was very helpful. Thanks.

    Great Head Unit

    Written By B, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, March 13, 2014

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    I bought this to replace the factory stereo in my 2005 Chevy Blazer. I needed this so I could get the line in and USB port for my MP3 player and phone. The installation was a little tricky due to GM's cramped bay in the dashboard, but the instructions and mounting hardware provided by Crutchfield worked out great. As some other reviewers mentioned, getting the settings right on the radio is a bit tricky so make sure to read the manual. The stereo sounds great though, and the color-changing lights are a cool bonus.

    Pros: Good Sound Line-in input USB for line in and charging HD Radio Cool lights

    Cons: Slightly confusing settings

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    Written By Glock10mm, Knoxville Tn. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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    Great product at a great price. Delivery was quick. EVERYTHING I needed was included. Customer service was astounding. Couldn't be happier. Thanks

    Pros: All around great experience.

    Cons: None

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    Written By mike, Randolph, WI on Thursday, March 06, 2014

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    Works great and an excellent upgrade

    Pros: Price

    Cons: I didn't get the speaker upgrade. Get the speaker upgrade too!

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    Written By Gary, Mechanicsville, MD on Monday, March 03, 2014

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    Very nice receiver. Good sound quality. Display should be brighter. Hard to see on sunny days. Very simple installation.

    Kenwood KDC-HD455U is great!

    Written By BrianF, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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    The Kenwood KDC-HD455U is a great head unit for the price. I installed it in a 1997 Accord, with Infinity Kappa 3-way 6.5 speakers in the front doors and Sound Ordnance P-69 6x9 in the rear deck. The KDC-HD455U drives those 4 speakers well enough to give plenty of volume with no distortion. This system sounds great together - I am very pleased with the performance (turned out better than I expected!). The HD radio tuner is great - I can't live without HD now. And the USB and Auxiliary inputs on the front are very handy to expand access to your music. Plug in a flash drive or your mp3 player and you have loads of music available without having to carry around a bunch CDs. This unit has lots of functionality that I haven't had time to explore yet. There are enough audio controls to shape the music the way you like - the sound quality is great. Some of the menu navigation is not very intuitive, but that's a minor issue. Crutchfield's MasterSheet was a big help with the installation because I had to remove the manual gearshift knob and would not have known the 'trick' without the sheet. I installed it in September 2013 but wanted to see how it performed before submitting a review. So far (6 months), this unit is great and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Crutchfield for offering an awesome product at a good price!

    Pros: Drives 4 speakers well enough to give plenty of volume with no distortion. HD radio - can't live without it now. USB and Auxiliary inputs on the front. Easy installation with Crutchfield's MasterSheet (big help!) and installation kit.

    Cons: Tuning mode is either Seek or Manual - you have to access the menus and set it to one or the other. I wish the unit had separate tuning buttons on the front panel so you could choose seek or manual tune without having to access the menus. Cannot read the display in direct sunlight - gets totally washed out. I block the sun with my hand and can read it then. The 6 preset buttons are a little small - I wish they were bigger. But these are minor complaints - I would buy this unit again without

    This is a review ...

    Written By sptipp, Irving, Texas on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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    This is a very nice radio with an ease of use. The Kids really thing the variable color modes are "cool"... It was a major upgrade from the old factory Ford radio and really brings to life all 6 speakers, which we changed out early with the help of Crutchfield. Would Not buy a car stereo anywhere else... Crutchfield supplies EVERYTHING you need and has the help, if you need it ...

    Pros: Everything...

    Cons: "Ligety Split." from the Tonight Show, lol ...

    Crutchfield rules!!

    Written By SteveR, Massachusetts on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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    I recently purchased the Kenwood KDC-HD455U from Cruthfield after hearing great things on their value and service support. I wanted an after-market reciever that had HD radio,Ipod connectivity, and CD. This receiver met my needs and Crutchfield thru in my Jeep wiring harness and adapter for no cost .Great deal after pricing separate elsewhere. Installation was a breeze and matched perfectly with the four Kenwood speakers I also got from them,which also came with free brackets and harnesses. After installing. I decided to add a powered subwoofer( Sound Ordanace B-8P) also from them and the combination all works beautifully together and makes my driving experience(1 1/2 hrs. per day) much better. I highly recommend the Crutchfield team for their value and support.

    Pros: Head unit works seamlessly with Ipod and gives the ability to tune your system in perfectly-has usb port that plugs to ipod and plays and charges at the same time- also has tuning for subwoofer controls so no need to use controls on back of sub- plenty of power(22 watts RMS per channel(4) and speakers match at 25 per speaker, so no risk of blowing even at peak volume.

    Cons: None that I found.

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    Written By john, polk city fl on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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    hd sounds great...radio has plenty of power,I did not want too add a amp''

    Pros: great sound,no amp needed

    Cons: buttons are tiny

    over rated

    Written By Mike, Enfield ct on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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    HD 2 shuts off when listening to HD station, clock does not keep good time, always have to reset the time

    Pros: fair sound

    Cons: HD 2, Clock, will most likely replace to unit

    Dazzling colors and nice group of functions/features

    Written By Dan, Central Illinois on Friday, January 03, 2014

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    I have an older Kenwood KDC-HD545U Head Unit and it works well so I expected this unit to be very similar and it is in most respects but it does have a few more features and the display colors are dazzling. I installed it into a 2002 Chevy Prizm and had to trim the panel opening to accommodate the width of this radio.

    Pros: Feature rich and display colors look great.

    Cons: The limited capabilities of the display with respect to setting up various features is cumbersome. If this device could Bluetooth or USB to a Smartphone for all setup/programming it'd be tops!

    Great Radio for a great price

    Written By SVO, Houston, Texas on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    Great radio, a bit complicated to set personal preferences, but has great sound.

    Kenwood KDC-HD455U

    Written By Anonymous, Green Bay, WI on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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    Plenty of power, incredible looking. Easy to install, especially with Crutchfield's "help". You can match the color of the display to your vehicle's dash, or choose the color you want. Way cool!!!

    amazing head unit

    Written By Ryan, Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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    I love this head unit. I bought it as a gift and the install was a breeze. Once I got the physical installation set I started on the actual settings. Everything went smooth and looks great. After installing this for someone else, I have decided to put one in each of my cars.

    The only thing I would change is the android integration. But the aux cord on the front makes it just as easy to control it from my phone.

    Pros: awesome sound quality, attractive display

    Cons: android app

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    Written By Tim, Victoria, TX on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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    This is a nice radio for the price and it was easily installed.

    Pros: Display is easy to see Functions are easy to use once you learn the buttons

    Cons: Volume knob is a little difficult to use when you have big fingers.

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    Written By John B, Norlolk, Va. on Monday, November 04, 2013

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    The Kenwood sounded great in my Blazer. It was EZ to in stall. The three per-out are what attacked me to it. I used all three. I had to turn the bass amp down. It blows away the Super Turner I replaced, and payed twice as much for.

    Pros: Three per-outs for Amps. EZ to use.

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    Written By Fast Wheels, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. on Monday, October 28, 2013

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    Paired up with Infinity Reference Series speakers this system sounds great. The use of the equalization built into iPods and MP3 devices really deliver outstanding sound dynamics and quality.

    Pros: Very clear, coherent, and dynamic sound.

    Cons: Could use more eq adjustability. And menu run through takes a while to get to parameter you wish to adjust sometimes.

    Great CD Receiver

    Written By MarkSue, Spring Hill, Fl. on Thursday, October 24, 2013

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    I installed this unit to replace my factory cassette/receiver. The unit works and sounds better than I thought it would. There is a learning curve to access all the available features. As with anything new, just read the owners manual cover to cover, and experiment with all the options. I have previously installed triaxials in the front doors, and quadriaxials in the rear, and the improvement is audio quality with this head unit is 10 fold. The purchasing experience, using Crutchfield, was the best ever. Their support is top notch, and the documentation included was key to a trouble free installation.

    Pros: Good looking, infinite number of variable settings, both audio and visual, excellent audio quality, and easy to operate, once you've learned all of the features. Again, read the manual, more than once.

    Cons: None, as of yet.

    Excelllent radio

    Written By Eddie, Staten Island NY on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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    Nice features awesome looking radio. Sounds better that factory radio

    Kenwood KDC-HD455U

    Written By Scott I, Fort Atkinson, WI on Monday, October 21, 2013

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    I bought this for my '95 Z28 and like how it looks, sounds, and fit. A great way to update any older car with today's technology. It especially plays well with my factory Bose subwoofer with thump-free power up/power down.

    Pros: Adjustable display color, powers up external amps, feature packed, USB, Ipod control.

    Cons: Like all aftermarket car stereos these days the buttons are tiny.

    Great Product. Great Features. Great Sound

    Written By Yabow Dabda Howish, Chagrin Falls, Ohio on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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    My son wanted to replace the stock radio in the 2005 Kia Sorento we had gotten for him to drive. We finally broke down and succumbed to his intermittent nagging after almost a year. Now I wish we had done it sooner... well, first we wanted make sure he could establish himself as a good driver and not wrap the thing around a telephone pole. He succeeded. He was looking for a stereo that had an input for his iPod, which this unit does and it also has a USB port so he can charge his iPod as well. I told him not to become mesmerized by the changing colors of the faceplate and to keep his eyes on the road. This does not seem to be a problem for him. Dad thinks the morphing colors are pretty cool, though. The ease of installation was unbelievable. The most time consuming and tedious part of the process was splicing the wires to the new harness. Everything fit when reassembled and it looks good to boot. Kenwood didn't disappoint on this one nor did they rely on resting on their reputation. This stereo receiver is a hit.

    Pros: Looks good. Easy self-installation. USB port and line-in for iPod listening. Sounds great. Great price for the features included.

    Cons: Just the slightest of gaps on either side of the storage bin below the unit on my particular application on the 2005 Kia Sorento. Not all models may have this space to fill below the receiver. The gap is hard to notice unless you're looking for it.

    Kenwood KDC-HD455U

    Written By Kit C., Keaau, HI on Sunday, October 13, 2013

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    Replaced OEM stereo, sounds greatly improved, very easy to set up, love it.

    Nice Unit

    Written By mnewmy, Madison WI on Friday, October 11, 2013

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    Nice reciever

    Excellent and fair price products

    Written By Anonymous, Kutztown PA on Sunday, September 29, 2013

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    Easiest and fast stall of all products. Excellent Job.

    Wife is Very Happy

    Written By LZ, Houston, Tx on Saturday, September 07, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very easy to install in wife's 2003 PT Cruiser. She and I are very happy with the way it sounds and looks. HD radio, CD, aux, and Iphone all sound great. Actually hear more of the words and instruments in a song than we ever heard.

    Pros: Great sound, easily operated if you go thru the manual first, looks good, easy install and looks original with installation kit.

    Cons: none

    Great stuff at a great price

    Written By Adam, East Lansing, MI on Friday, September 06, 2013

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    Everything worked well. My only gripes are there isn't a brightness adjustment for the display AND the mounting hardware it came with was a little 'loose' (tightened up once it was installed with back pressure).