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by Ken Nail
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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.

Kenwood's KDC-MP108 CD receiver offers you major-league performance at a minor-league price. It plays your prerecorded and recordable CDs, even discs filled with MP3 and WMA files. If you're bringing a portable music player along for the ride, this receiver features an illuminated aux input that's easy to find in the dark.

Easy-to-use controls
A bright 11-digit display makes it easy to read song and system information. You'll appreciate the large jog dial that gives you instant access to all major functions, along with special "Search" and "Return" keys that'll find your favorite files in a flash. Red illumination on the buttons add a stylish glow to your dash.

Strong features for the price
The stereo's built-in amplifier delivers plenty of clean power, and you can mold the sound with a 3-band equalizer, six preset tone curves, and a potent bass boost. A set of preamp outputs with a built-in low-pass filter allows easy connection to an outboard amplifier or powered subwoofer.

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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-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 11-digit LCD display
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (switchable to subwoofer mode)
    Other features and specs:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    RMS Power Output
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    22 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    Bluish white
    Key Button Color
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    Red
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    USB Input
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    Memory Card Slot
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    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    HD Radio
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    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
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    Nano
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    Touch
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    Mini
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    iPhone
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    Tuner
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    11.2 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Instruction Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty Card

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    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Aux Connection

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KDC-108 features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft.

    Note: No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Fluorescent Display: The Kenwood head unit features an 11-character blue backlit fluorescent display with red button illumination.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face and button illumination is "keyed." When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed." Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.

    Display Dimmer: The display has two brightness settings to adjust the brightness of the display according to the surrounding illumination. You can change this setting within the menu from On or Off.

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-108 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-108 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-108 are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a rotary volume control that increases and decreases the volume of the stereo from 0 to 35. The rotary knob also controls other audio settings such as Balance, Fader, Bass, Mid, Treble and preset EQ settings. In addition, the rotary knob allows you to scroll through and select your music tracks when the Music Search function is activated.

    Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux source).

    Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of 'SP-Off' (flat/off), 'SP-OEM' (for OEM factory speaker systems), 'SP-6x9/6' (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or 'SP-5/4' (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).

    System Q Sound Control: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (10kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Game, and User.

    Bass/Treble/Mid Control: The System Q's User Mode features independent Bass (100 Hz), Treble (10 kHz) and Midrange (1 kHz) control from - 8 to +8 dB.

    Bass Boost: In addition, The Kenwood CD receiver features a Bass Boost control that can be set to the following levels - LV1, LV2 or Off.

    Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, Tuner, and Aux).

    Supreme Setting: When MP3 or WMA files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.

    Selectable Preamp Output: The KDC-108 features a preamp output that you can adjust from a full-range rear speaker preamp output to a low-pass subwoofer preamp output.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood KDC-108 offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz or off.
    • Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-15 to +15) from the CD receiver.

    Tel Mute: The KDC-108 features a cell-phone mute wire (brown) in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood KDC-108 features a built-in AM/FM tuner. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.

    Tuner Presets: The KDC-108's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood KDC-108 offers two preset modes.

    • Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
    • Mix: A total of of 6 stations can be assigned to a total of 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band and connected Satellite Radio tuner. You can recall a preset station without switching between bands.

    Auto Memory Tuning: Not only does the CD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KDC-108 can play MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (32-192 kbps) files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, and Long file name formats. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 50 folders, and 255 files per folder (512 maximum number of files and folders). During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA Tag information - up to 60 characters.

    Text Scroll: The KDC-108 will display CD text or Audio file text. You can set the text scrolling feature to two different modes (Auto or Manual) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

    Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM 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.

    Playback Modes: The Kenwood KDC-108 features the following Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.

    • Repeat Play: Track, File, or Folder
    • Random Play: Disc or Folder
    • Scan Play: Track or File (plays the first 10-seconds of each music track on a disc or music file in a folder)

    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.

    • CD1: Automatically distinguishes between audio file disc and music CD when playing a CD or CD-R/RW disc.
    • CD2: When unable to play a special formatted CD, set this function to CD2 to force playing. Some music CD  discs may be unplayable even when set to this mode.

    Off Insert/Eject: 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.

    Aux Connection

    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 an MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function. The unit has 3 auxiliary input modes.

    • On1: Outputs the sound of the external unit connected to the Aux terminal when switched to the Aux source.
    • On2: Activates the attenuator function when turning on the power with the auxiliary source selected. This prevents the noise when no external unit is connected to the Aux terminal. Turn off the attenuator function when listening to output from an external unit.
    • Off: Disables the selection of the Aux source.

    Auxiliary Display: The KDC-108 allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

     
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    4 out of 5

    Good buy

    Written By SkipH, Van buren,AR on Saturday, January 19, 2013
     
    I installed this in a 05 Nissan Titan, easy to install with the wireing harness and the mounting kit from crutchfield it also came with install guide made it easy it took 30 min, install. like the look of the red back lighting, and blue screen at night, in the past i had a hard time seeing at night becasue the display was so bright not the case on this one, it is hard to see the screen in bright sunlight, over all its a good buy, easy to use after i read the book on the function knob. i wish it would show the time station at the same time.is powerful ! my OEM sprakers can't handle it a full volume .
    Pros:
    love the bass boost and subwoofer out can be adj and turned on and off these are two dif settings and the preset EQ is nice.
    Cons:
    function settings, work with one main knob that is good and bad becasue you you to push that back button/ exit button a number of times, to go back to turn up and down the volume .
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    3 out of 5

    fair price

    Written By park, martinsburg wv on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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    Pretty good receiver for low price
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    4 out of 5

    Impressive quality for the price

    Written By Mike M., Texas on Friday, April 13, 2012
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    I ordered this receiver when it was on sale with a pair of Kenwood speakers a few months ago. It installed easily in the dash of my 1993 Ford F-250 single cab pickup. As always, the installation tools, brackets, harnesses etc. thrown in for FREE by Crutchfield make the job much easier. I really like the analog control knob on this unit (my last receiver purchase was back when digital control was the "in" thing, which was obviously a really bad idea and not nearly as useful). The buttons are very small, and thus not so user-friendly, but there's really not much you can do about it on a receiver this size. This is probably why so many automobile manufacturers have gone with the double DIN size for factory radios. There are a great deal of settings and options for use with an external subwoofer when connected via the RCA preamp output, which I did. The sound output could be better when driving the speakers that accompanied this receiver, and I can only turn the volume up to around 23 (out of 35) before the unit apparently stops sending a signal to them due to distortion. While I appreciate that this sort of feature exists, it would be preferable if the built-in amplifier were clean enough to drive the included 6.5-inch speakers to full volume.
    Pros:
    A plethora of controls and settings that should handle nearly any type of setup. Handles both MP3 and WMA format audio files burned directly onto CD, and supports WMA up to 192kb/s, which means you can have well over a hundred high-quality songs on a single disc. A great bargain.
    Cons:
    The internal amplifier, even though a "MOSFET" amp, isn't very clean.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome for the price

    Written By stuff, Imerial Beach, CA on Wednesday, March 21, 2012
     
    GREAT overall product, my only wish is that the EQ was easier to get to and it came with a remote. looks and plays all my music with no problem, even my scratched cd's play without skipping looks good at night time too.
    Pros:
    Everything!
    Cons:
    no Remote
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Package

    Written By Jon, Southern Illinois on Saturday, February 25, 2012
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    This was all exceptional. The value was not to be beat. The package, with kit, wiring harness adapters, and instructions for vehicle specific installation were all high quality. No regrets at all. Recommend to all for an inexpensive upgrade. This company seems to have a great system for the customer.
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    5 out of 5

    Nice radio for the money!

    Written By TPOW, Mesa, AZ on Monday, February 20, 2012
     
    Great radio for the miney. Has everything I needed and and came in well under my budget.
    Pros:
    Very inexpensive, loaded with features, looks great
    Cons:
    Kind of tricky to control
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By GK, Richmond KY on Thursday, February 16, 2012
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    The reciever and speaker bonus were an exellent upgrade for the tired factory unit of my 92 Saturn. This install was a breeze with all the hardware that Crutchfield supplied.
    Pros:
    Well marked and illustrated wiring diagrams and brackets.
    Cons:
    Learning the control functions takes a little time.
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo.

    Written By SQU1D, Denton, TX on Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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    I put this deck in my 1990 Cadillac Coupe de Ville to replace the factory tape deck and I'm very pleased with it thus far. I really don't have any notable complaints. Other people have said that the buttons are too small but I think they're just fine. Sure, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some of the more expensive products have but it's got everything I really wanted/needed, being a guy who just wants to keep things simple and listen to some music. For the price, I really don't see how one could be dissatisfied with this product. It's cheap, easy to use, it looks good and it sounds great. I'm very glad I got this and my Caddi is too.
    Pros:
    Looks cool and clean with neon-red lighting. Easy to use. Great sound quality. Great price. Great value.
    Cons:
    None so far. The only thing I can think of is that it doesn't have every feature under the sun but, if you're considering getting one of these, you probably already know that.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Headunit, Worth Buying

    Written By Kris C., Rochester, NY on Saturday, February 11, 2012
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    Amazing, and Easy to install. **Make sure you have electrical connectors (as in the Wire Twisters, Shrink Rubber, or electrical tape)** -I perfer using the wire twist connectors: easy to connect the wires, ensures the wires will stay connected, and cheap! Link: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103501
    Pros:
    -Easy Install (If you read the manuals from Crutchfield) -Affordable -Labeled wires on harness -Easy to splice the wires -Red Glow (Looks Awesome at night)
    Cons:
    -Personally don't like the source button (B/c Im used to my older headunit that had individual source buttons)
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, Reno nv on Saturday, February 11, 2012
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    Great radio for the price
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome radio

    Written By John, SoCal on Friday, February 10, 2012
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    This is an awesome radio. Very easy to install and quality is excellent. Crutchfield always provides a great product at a reasonable price
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, thornton,co on Sunday, February 05, 2012
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    grat value
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, katy, tx on Sunday, February 05, 2012
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    very basic quality sound
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Art, Canton NC on Sunday, February 05, 2012
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    Nice sound and easy to use. Big improvement over my old worn out 86 F150 radio.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Rodger, Marysville, Calif. on Saturday, February 04, 2012
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    Put the unit in with ease and wife road in my truck and so I had to put one in her Sonata. Excellent value and great sound. My neighbor helped me and then ordered one himself.
    Pros:
    You actually get everything you need to do the job and tech support if you need it. THANK YOU CRUTCHFIELD.
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    5 out of 5

    a great product for the money

    Written By CURLEW, Santa Monica CA on Friday, February 03, 2012
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    From the moment I installed it through reading the instruction manual, this unit is so easy to use, and the sound quality & sound preferences exceed the quality of the broken eight year old 'motorized faceplate' Kenwood it replaces. Because it is a Kenwood, removing the old broken unit & replacing it with this one was as easy as plugging in a modualr telephone! The red & light blue display looks good on the dashboard, mounted under the eternally red 'emergency flasher' triangular icon above. Thanks again Crutchfield for a great deal.
    Pros:
    ease of use & quality & value for the money
    Cons:
    I can't think of any.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, Nacogdoches, TX on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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    Best radio I've ever had! makes my system sound amazing.
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    5 out of 5

    Great entry-level replacement!

    Written By Anonymous, Greenville SC on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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    Great entry-level head unit for the money, especially when purchased as a bundle package. A significant step up in functionality from the stock head unit. I bought it to add MP3 disc playback and the auxillary-in feature.
    Pros:
    Easy installation, great feature list. SUPER deal when purchased from Crutchfield as a bundle.
    Cons:
    Would like the option to change facia light colors.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, San Jose ca on Monday, January 30, 2012
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    Great stock replacement easy to use not complicated at all
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, Chester, VA on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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    Present for my daughter:-)
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    5 out of 5

    good buy..

    Written By Dave M, PA on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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    I picked this up because it was a fair price and it was a nice choice. I am glad this is the one that I picked..sounds good.
    Pros:
    Price was right and the color matches my dash.... lights and all..
    Cons:
    only one set of pre amp out puts
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood Stereo

    Written By skopf, temecula, california on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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    Cool stereo. Easy to install for the most par thanks to instructions provided by crutch field. Only wish my kenwood auxiliary would play my ipod. only plays on the right speakers, but when i listen to a CD or the radio all speakers work. I dont think its the AUX plug because its brand new! besides that it sounds great.
    Pros:
    good sound and quality for the price.
    Cons:
    ipod when plugged in through AUX, only plays on right speakers.
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    5 out of 5

    kenwood Kdc -108

    Written By M.A..A., Erie, Pa. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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    I like this product good quality nice sound.
    Pros:
    Good price
    Cons:
    no case for detachable face plate
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    4 out of 5

    Very satisfied

    Written By kcribs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, January 23, 2012
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    High quality craftsmanship. Doesn't feel cheap. Menu is a little bit screwy if you're constantly tweaking deeper settings, like choosing among the default equalizer options programmed onto the head "Rock", "Pop", "Jazz", etc.

    Haven't installed new speakers yet and already sound quality is vastly improved due to the connections. I chose to solder instead of use the POSI connectors.

    Skip was incredibly helpful in helping me choose the right product.
    Pros:
    Looks pretty nice, easy installation, quality durable feel
    Cons:
    No remote, but that's clearly stated so no harm there.
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    5 out of 5

    great replacement

    Written By Anonymous, west jordan, utah on Monday, January 23, 2012
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    great replacement for the old car stereo, price was right. very happy with this unit.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Gale, Glenwood, Utah on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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    Equipment and instructions all perfect. Easy installation.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Bhduck, Davenport, FL on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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    Great Vaule for the Money
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    4 out of 5

    Great Deal

    Written By Louroc167, BX on Friday, January 20, 2012
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    Over all an easy connect and a great all inclusive package.
    Pros:
    Pretty Good Deal
    Cons:
    No Remote, although unit has one
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    3 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC 108

    Written By Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii on Sunday, January 08, 2012
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    Overall, I like the stereo. Just wished they would have stressed that it has no face plate case. Now I am stuck holding it in my pocket till I can find something to hold it in. But besides that, I really like the fact that Crutchfield gave me free shipping, stereo install kit, and instruction. I will continue to buy from them and tell my friends to also buy from them. Mahalo from Kaneohe Bay Hawaii.
    Pros:
    I just installed the stereo so I haven't been able to really test it out. I found out when I was installing the radio that the last owner of the car totally messed up the whole wiring for the radio, so I had to hard wire everything instead of using the simple harness. But I got it in there. I have been using Crutchfiled for over 20 years and love the fact that shipping, instuctionis, and stereo kits are free. Will use again.
    Cons:
    I wish I would have know about the stereo NOT having a case. I feel that holding the stereo in my pocket or bag would eventually harm the face plate. Also the set up for the radio functions are complicated.
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    5 out of 5

    Christmas Upgrade

    Written By Dave D., Houston, TX on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
     
    For the buck, this was a great deal... all the adapters I needed for my son's 2000 Chevy S-10 would be $35.00 by themselves, and the speakers (that don't sound bad at all) were another $40.00. So for the $80.00 I spent with free shipping and all the adapters AND speakers I couldn't go wrong.... This was a great deal and it rocks, plays mp3 CD's and he can hook his phone or ipod up to it and still rock out... He even helped me put it in!!! It was a good Christmas present.... The factory AM/FM Cassette will be recycled....
    Pros:
    Price was a big factor. When I bought it, everything I needed was included... Wiring adapter, faceplate adapter, antenna adapter...speaker adapters.... Only thing missing was someone else to install it.!! Installation was easy and straight forward... this was my third Crutchfield install project.... VERY easy!! IT DOES ROCK my son's standard cab S-10 too!!
    Cons:
    Nothing... It was exactly what I was looking for and expected.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent, quality product

    Written By Colin D, Southport, NC on Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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    The system integrated well into the dash, although there was no model specific wiring harness for the factory standard graphic equalizer ( part which was expected) and had to be bypassed. This was the only disappointing aspect.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    KENWOOD KDC 108

    Written By KathyB, Medford, NJ on Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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    I bought a used 05 Pontiac Vibe about six months ago and the radio quit working. Rather than pick up a used one from a junk yard, I went to Crutchfield and everything was there that I wanted and needed. The price was great and now with the Monsoon Sound System in this great car, the sound system rocks You can always count on Crutchfield!
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    2 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Bob, Ct USA on Thursday, May 12, 2011
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    It lights up and Works...... The pluses stop there... :^(

    The CD player skips on most all CDs on the 6th or 7th Track.. Too much Display Fanfare between Source Changes FM to AM to AUX to CD.. .......Searching..Looking..Doing... Are You Still There... Wake Up.. ..

    Although the Radio is an EXACT dimension Fit for the Dash Opeining in my 1993-1998 BMW 318i the Sleeve provided is Cheap and does not work or perform properly. As the Dash Opening is a Solid Hard Plastic Sleeve itself the Push Out Pinch Tabs on the Kenwood Sleeve cannot dig into Anything. You are left with drilling to attache the Sleeve with Screws.. The Sleeve has to be slightly bent to get into the Dash and then as it is cheap tin does not straighten out entirely. ..

    So in summary the Malfunctioning CD and a Poor fitting Sleeve on what should be an EXACT Fit... sheesh.. I could send it back but it was too much trouble to get into the Dash.. Not Satisfied... I guess it beats Singing to myself..
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Mike H, Bellevue, NE on Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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    My 2005 ford focus Head unit was crap, 6 cd changer didn't read cd's and when it did, they would constantly skip. I guess it's a known problem. Well I didn't want to sacrifice losing the sub of the Audiophile package that came with the car so i also bought the wiring harness that fits it. and let me tell you, this stereo ROCKS compared to my old one or any other ones i've seen/used thus far. My once dull sounding speakers through that HU now sound amazing. The small 8" sub that come with my car now hits very hard. Can't see out of my mirrors! thanks Cruthfield and Kenwood for making such a great and affordable replacement head unit :)
    1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, Jersey Shore, PA on Monday, March 28, 2011
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    Good value, great sound
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, san diego, ca on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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    great product for the money, was easy to install, only complaint is that the buttons
    are a bit small, but the same old speakers now sound great
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Robin, Middletown, DE on Saturday, February 12, 2011
     
    I chose this radio to replace a ten year old factory radio that developed CD player
    problems. I primarily listen to the radio or books on CD during my daily commute.
    This radio has a noticeably better sound quality than the factory radio. It is illuminated in
    RED which looks classy with my red and blue dash display. The installation was easy
    and explained completely in the Crutchfield instructions. This average rating would exist
    for all new replacement radiios that I considered and is the result of function and
    controls. This and other radios use tiny buttons that control multiple functions. They
    require a book and stopping the car to operate or change any settings - more
    dangerous than a cell phone. Most print is so small as to be unreadable without
    magnification. My factory radio had two large knobs and large buttons and did most of
    the things this radio does without the danger. That said, it is better than the other radios
    that I considered, many of which required a toothpick to operate. This one is learnable
    in time. It is a good choice for affordable radio and CD entertainment and has front and
    rear connections for additional music sources, devices, speaker, and amplifier options.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Johanna, Leland, NC on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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    I love the fact the all the buttons light up red, I have a toyota Matrix that has all red buttons
    so that was important and it matches great. Sound is great. I just have one problem with
    it and that is the power button. On every other radio I have had the volume nob is the
    power as well you just push it in and off it goes, but on this unit there is a little tiny button
    on the top left that you have to hold down for three second to turn it off. Now if my phone
    is ringing or I am stopped somewhere with the windows open and someone is trying to
    speak to me and I can't hear because of the radio I don't want to have to sit there for
    three second holding this button down, not cool.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    just right for me

    Written By jf, Pensacola, FL on Saturday, February 05, 2011
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    this unit proved to be all that I needed.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By DrewP, CV, CA on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    Nice headunit. Like everything you need for the price. If you want more features pay more or
    else get this.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-108

    Written By Anonymous, Aurora,illinois on Sunday, January 16, 2011
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    Finally bought a new reciever for my car to replace my old factory installed one. This
    Kenwood is simple to use and is excellent. I am very happy I bought this product from
    Crutchfield. Easy to use and has great sound quality. Thank-you Crutchfield, for making
    this Kenwood available at such an affordable price.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    kenwood kdc 108

    Written By mark, grandville michigan on Monday, December 27, 2010
     
    i bought my first kenwood receiver 20 years ago and this kenwood receiver ibought is alsome its one thing i like best . qualty thank you crutchfield for putting out a qualty proudct your friendlee servies is alsome and shipping was alsome thanks again
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