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Kenwood KDC-108

CD receiver (New Stock)

42 Reviews

Item #: 113KDC108

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Original Price: $79.99

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Overview

Our take on the Kenwood KDC-108

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.

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.

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.

stuff, Imerial Beach, CA

What's in the Box:

  • 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

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-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:
    Reviews

    Kenwood KDC-108 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    42 Reviews

    Good buy

    Written by: SkipH from Van buren,AR on January 19, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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 .

    fair price

    Written by: park from martinsburg wv on June 19, 2012

    1999 Ford Escort
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Pretty good receiver for low price

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    Impressive quality for the price

    Written by: Mike M. from Texas on April 13, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Awesome for the price

    Written by: stuff from Imerial Beach, CA on March 21, 2012

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Excellent Package

    Written by: Jon from Southern Illinois on February 25, 2012

    1995 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Nice radio for the money!

    Written by: TPOW from Mesa, AZ on February 20, 2012

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: GK from Richmond KY on February 16, 2012

    1992 Saturn SC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Great stereo.

    Written by: SQU1D from Denton, TX on February 15, 2012

    1990 Cadillac DeVille
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Great Headunit, Worth Buying

    Written by: Kris C. from Rochester, NY on February 11, 2012

    2000 Kia Sephia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Anonymous from Reno nv on February 11, 2012

    1991 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio for the price

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    Awesome radio

    Written by: John from SoCal on February 10, 2012

    2000 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Anonymous from thornton,co on February 5, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    grat value

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    Written by: Anonymous from katy, tx on February 5, 2012

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    very basic quality sound

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    Written by: Art from Canton NC on February 5, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice sound and easy to use. Big improvement over my old worn out 86 F150 radio.

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    Written by: Rodger from Marysville, Calif. on February 4, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    a great product for the money

    Written by: CURLEW from Santa Monica CA on February 3, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Anonymous from Nacogdoches, TX on January 31, 2012

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Best radio I've ever had! makes my system sound amazing.

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    Great entry-level replacement!

    Written by: Anonymous from Greenville SC on January 31, 2012

    2007 Hummer H3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Anonymous from San Jose ca on January 30, 2012

    1997 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great stock replacement easy to use not complicated at all

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    Written by: Anonymous from Chester, VA on January 28, 2012

    2005 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Present for my daughter:-)

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    good buy..

    Written by: Dave M from PA on January 26, 2012

    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Kenwood Stereo

    Written by: skopf from temecula, california on January 25, 2012

    1993 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: M.A..A. from Erie, Pa. on January 24, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I like this product good quality nice sound.

    Pros: Good price

    Cons: no case for detachable face plate

    Very satisfied

    Written by: kcribs from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 23, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    great replacement

    Written by: Anonymous from west jordan, utah on January 23, 2012

    1998 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    great replacement for the old car stereo, price was right. very happy with this unit.

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    Written by: Gale from Glenwood, Utah on January 22, 2012

    1997 Saturn SC2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Equipment and instructions all perfect. Easy installation.

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    Written by: Bhduck from Davenport, FL on January 22, 2012

    1991 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Vaule for the Money

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    Great Deal

    Written by: Louroc167 from BX on January 20, 2012

    1991 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Kaneohe from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii on January 8, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Christmas Upgrade

    Written by: Dave D. from Houston, TX on December 27, 2011

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Excellent, quality product

    Written by: Colin D from Southport, NC on July 20, 2011

    1989 Saab 9000
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Written by: KathyB from Medford, NJ on July 12, 2011

    2005 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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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    Written by: Bob from Ct USA on May 12, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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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    Written by: Mike H from Bellevue, NE on April 5, 2011

    2005 Ford Focus ZX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 :)

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    Written by: Anonymous from Jersey Shore, PA on March 28, 2011

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value, great sound

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    Written by: Anonymous from san diego, ca on March 9, 2011

    2002 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

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    Written by: Robin from Middletown, DE on February 12, 2011

    2001 Hyundai Elantra

    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.

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    Written by: Johanna from Leland, NC on February 8, 2011

    2006 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    just right for me

    Written by: jf from Pensacola, FL on February 5, 2011

    2000 Kia Sephia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this unit proved to be all that I needed.

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    Written by: DrewP from CV, CA on February 4, 2011

    1995 BMW 318I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice headunit. Like everything you need for the price. If you want more features pay more or else get this.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Aurora,illinois on January 16, 2011

    2007 Chevrolet Aveo5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Written by: mark from grandville michigan on 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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    What's in the box?

    Download the Kenwood KDC-108 manual

    • 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

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control ---
    Memory Card Slot N/C
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 11.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    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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