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Kenwood KDC-152

CD receiver (New Stock)

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Item #: 113KDC152

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Original Price: $69.99

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Overview

Our take on the Kenwood KDC-152

It's amazing how far your dollar goes these days when it comes to buying a new car stereo. Kenwood's KDC-152 CD receiver lives at the budget end of the their lineup, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at the performance and features it offers.

It's amazing how far your dollar goes these days when it comes to buying a new car stereo. Kenwood's KDC-152 CD receiver lives at the budget end of the their lineup, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at the performance and features it offers.

Start with a firm foundation of power
The typical factory radio is woefully underpowered, as you can tell by the muddy and indistinct sound you hear when you get up to highway speeds. This Kenwood's built-in amplifier delivers impressive power, and you'll notice a big bump in performance right away, whether you're using your factory speakers or some aftermarket models.

More media options
Chances are, you've got an an iPod® or some type of portable player. You and your friends can plug into the receiver's handy front-panel minijack input and listen to your favorite tunes while you drive. If you're spinning CDs, you'll enjoy superior sound quality from your discs — soundstaging and stereo separation are crisp and clean. And you can burn the music on your computer onto a disc and hit the road — the KDC-152 plays discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files, so you can enjoy long road trips without having to swap out discs.

Sound adjustments
Forget about the limited tone controls you'll find on a factory radio. The KDC-152 gives you a 3-band EQ and a bass boost, along with a Supreme Setting feature to improve the sound of MP3 files. And you can store a different EQ curve for each source — one for the radio, one for the aux input, and one for CDs.

Even cooler, if you add a powered sub to your system, you can turn it up and down with the receiver's sub level control, a great feature if you listen to a wide variety of music. And, speaking of control, Kenwood includes a wireless remote for your convenience.

Great quality for the money, there are plenty of more expensive stereos available with lots of bells and whistles that I don't need and only would add to the price. I purchased this to replace a factory radio and am well pleased!

R W, Halifax, Va

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What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Trim ring (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RC-405)
  • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face fixing screw
  • 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 and red button illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • Supreme Setting improves the sound of files encoded at low bit rates
    • speaker size settings
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt, switchable to subwoofer mode)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Kenwood KDC-152 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    106 Reviews

    Great Value

    Written by: R W from Halifax, Va on October 3, 2014

    1989 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great quality for the money, there are plenty of more expensive stereos available with lots of bells and whistles that I don't need and only would add to the price. I purchased this to replace a factory radio and am well pleased!

    Pros: Price ease of instillation quality

    Cons: Scan button could work better

    Kenwood kdc-152

    Written by: Jono from Northfield, Ohio on September 20, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I'm a big kenwood guy. This is the perfect budget head unit.

    Pros: Low price. Good sound quality. Easy to use

    Cons: Looks aren't great.

    Great products

    Written by: Kenwood KDC-152 from Marysville ohio on September 17, 2014

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Fairly easy installation once you get the correct wires. I don't use the remote but it works just fine in the driver seat. Like the color, wish it came in blue for the same price though

    Pros: Clear, easy to use, looks nice, love the auxiliary option

    Cons: Not really a con but I wish the lighting was blue

    Nice Equipment

    Written by: mttasch1 from Spring City, PA on September 12, 2014

    1997 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    It was easy enough to put in, but something I have never done before. After spilling a cup of coffee on my stock radio, it would no longer work with cassettes, as they would get stuck (this culminated when I tried to remove the cassette one time, and broke the cord, leaving the cassette in the player). A co-worker told me about crutchfield.com and it's pricing, and I haven't looked back.

    Pros: -Excellent fit -Sound quality is amazing for stock system (aside from the reciever). -Aux cable compatibility. -Didnt really have to move anything around in my 1997 GMC Sierra

    Cons: -None at the moment really, it has 110% done what I expected of it.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Gary B from Beachwood NJ on September 11, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great bang for the buck. Decent power. Good sound. I bought this for an old car when the CD player died. I didn't need great sound or many features. Only a few minor complaints. When you take the CD out, the receiver does not turn on. You have to press a button a few times. Not good when you are driving. This unit also comes with a remote. But why?

    Pros: Value

    Cons: Have to press too many buttons for some features

    A Good Buy

    Written by: Terry from Cedar Rapids, IA on September 10, 2014

    1996 Toyota Tercel
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am an old guy (hearing aids!) and I dropped this in my pet 18 year old Toyota with no problems. Great sound in my old pet for under a hundred bucks; I am a happy man.

    Pros: Easy installation. Looks good in the dash. Sounds really nice. Lots of presets. AM, FM, CD, Aux inputs.

    Cons: None

    Great Kenwood Unit

    Written by: Fred from Hamptonville NC on September 7, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I just wanted to replace factory cassette deck in my 93 Ford Ranger with a CD Player. Have no use for the fancy features such as Bluetooth, ect. The deck fit perfect in the dash. I have installed a few decks and this was easy. The Kenwood unit had the power I wanted and simple controls. I love it.

    Pros: Cheap price.

    Cons: None

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: James from Florida on September 5, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The radio works great. It was easy to install. Has to many functions for what I needed or wanted. I just wanted to play music while in my jeep.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Das Blinking Lights | Poor Viewing Angle

    Written by: dad from Berkeley, CA on September 4, 2014

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

    There are three reasons this a was a poor match for me: 1) The display does not work if viewed from above (e.g. if your radio is relatively low in the dash, as is mine). 2) The designers went out of their way to maximize flashing lights. Every action causes a flourish of blinking lights that's quite distracting. Every display flashes or blinks in some way. 3) The "off" button is a multi function button: so you can't just jam the button to turn the thing off. You have to actually look at the display and get it into the right mode. Ugh.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Cheap

    Perfect

    Written by: Lj from Manville on September 4, 2014

    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great stereo

    Pros: Built in aux

    Cons: Confusing at first

    KDC-152

    Written by: Richard from Matthews N C on August 31, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excelant for price good Kenwood product

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: None

    KDC-152

    Written by: TxCh from Houston, Tx on August 28, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Certainly not an improvement over the OEM radio. Tinty sound. Sending it back

    Pros: Ease of install

    Cons: No help in instruction for the color coded wiring harness to the interface harness.

    Love the receiver

    Written by: Kenwood receiver from Maggie Valley , NC on August 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Never had a CD player in my 91 miata it came with a Cassette player the CD player sounds great when I hooked it up with Kenwood 3 way speakers .

    Pros: Sounds ten times better than what came with the car.

    Cons: Only 2 places to put speakers on a miata unless you won't them in your head rest which I don't like an wont to keep the 25 year old car as stock as much as possible.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: jake from linden mi on August 24, 2014

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

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

    Is a very good product for the money sounds and looks very clean

    Pros:

    Cons: No usb

    Works Great!

    Written by: SA from Boulder, CO on August 21, 2014

    2005 GMC Savana
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit works great. Good sound quality, easy install. It has everything we need in a replacement HU

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Lynn from Arvada,CO on August 20, 2014

    1991 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works and sounds good for the price

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pure awesome for a low price

    Written by: PhoenixZX from Sevierville, TN on August 13, 2014

    1992 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The radio was super easy to install and the sound quality is suprisingly clear and just plain good. The look of it fits perfect with my car and my style. This was the first time ive bought stuff from Crutchfield and i will definetly continue to buy my audio equipment from them from now on.

    Pros: Sound quality is really good and it looks awesome.

    Cons: Nothing really :) this radio is really good

    Big Mistake

    Written by: Rob W from Saint Petersburg, Fl on August 13, 2014

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

    Big Mistake, I have had nothing but problems with this radio. it was replace 2 times with factory refurbished( which is what I bought)then out of courtesy, they gave me a brand new one, and Crutchfield did not document as "new" and they basically said I lied to them. in Florida, it gets hot and this radio does not like the heat at all, every time I select station program 2, it lights up tuner I try and play cds, I have to wait until my car cools down so I can use the skips of fast forward buttons. some times it randomly shuts of after being on for 30 plus minutes, the lights come on and off randomly i will never buy anything from Crutchfield again

    Pros: Looks good until the letters wear off in about 6 months

    Cons: Radio doesn't like Florida Heat Can't change colors (I knew this before I bought it though) No USB Buttons are a bit cramped together and trying to press the return button from the menu is quite a pain.

    Great value and sound

    Written by: Dustin from Missouri on August 13, 2014

    1999 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Quick, easy install. My teenage daughter loves the aux port, would highly recommend

    Pros: Easy install, great fit

    Cons: Display hard to see in sunlight

    Good Product - Great Service & Support

    Written by: mhmccln from Bakersfield, CA on August 12, 2014

    1998 Ford Windstar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I didn't buy this for it's "Coolness Factor" - I'm an old man with an old car & wanted a radio that could play CD's & other devices. This radio does that & more. But the support I got from Crutchfield is what made the project a success. I was intimidated by the apparent complexity of the wiring harness that bypassed the amplifier on my 1998 Ford Windstar. My calls to Crutchfield support were answered quickly & I got the answers I needed & the encouragement I hoped for. The installation went smoothly & I couldn't be more pleased. By the way, the radio fits perfectly in the dash & looks & sounds great.

    Pros: Good price Easy installation Good looks Good sound Great service & support

    Cons: none

    Kenwood

    Written by: Donny from Charlotte Hall, Maryland on August 7, 2014

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

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

    Great product and was easy to install

    Pros: Easy to install Easy to use Looks cool Just what I needed

    Cons: None

    Right amount of power

    Written by: haguirre from Plano TX on August 5, 2014

    1999 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great budget option to replace car's original stereo. Sound quality improved by much and the power was enough to wake up a pair of Rockford Fosgates mids. Installation was straight forward and easy. Installed in less than one hour.

    Pros: Don't have to break the bank to get good quality sound. Detachable face a plus

    Cons: No bluetooth connectivity nor USB port.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Parzuaga from Gurabo, PR on July 25, 2014

    2001 Daewoo Lanos
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    What else can I say, built by Kenwood and surprised by the quality in the lowest price radio the have. It sounds great and is a total bang for the buck. Super easy tu use and install. Will recommend for any budget install.

    Pros: It sounds great and is a total bang for the buck.

    Cons: none yet

    Superior product and company

    Written by: JoD from Hampstead, NC on July 24, 2014

    2002 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am so happy with this CD receiver as well as Crutchfield. The installation was very easy, supplies were provided free, sound quality is excellent, and the look of the receiver is awesome! Happy customer indeed!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Absolutely zero!

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Anonymous from Pennsylvania on July 22, 2014

    1997 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The kenwood kdc-152 is very easy to use and understand. The sound quality is amazing and is exactly what I was looking for.

    Pros: Easy to use. Looks good. Easy to install.

    Cons: None

    Everything I could ask for.

    Written by: Anonymous from bozeman montana on July 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Prentiss from Killeen on July 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good product if your on a tight budget.

    Pros: Operation friendly

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Anonymous from Mill Creek, Wa on July 11, 2014

    1997 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the price it's got great settings and sound. Installation was very easy and anyone could do it.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Anonymous from Portland, Oregon on July 11, 2014

    1995 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I really enjoy this stereo it sounds and looks great!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: chad s. from ridgway, co on July 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    basic model but much better than factory cd player

    Pros: affordable. easy install with in dash kit

    Cons: dash face plate took some minor alteration to fit correctly. using factory clips was necessary

    Great unit!

    Written by: Pohto from Tennessee on July 6, 2014

    2006 Volvo S60
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    In my opinion, this is the best aftermarket radio for the price. I know of a few people who have this unit and have never had any problems with it, including myself!

    Pros: Easy to use, good looking, easy install, and good sound quality

    Cons: No USB or Bluetooth but not a problem

    Ken wood Kdc 152

    Written by: Brandon t from Garland, TX on June 29, 2014

    2002 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pretty good for a beginners sound system.

    Pros: Easy use

    Cons: No USB port

    great price Kenwood quality

    Written by: Jeff from Hernando, MS on June 28, 2014

    2002 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed this unit two weeks ago and it is awesome. I was not looking for a high end stereo, just something with an aux in jack. My stock stereo was fine. This is a good upgrade and I am very pleased.

    Pros: Aux in jack Sounds great

    Cons: Small preset buttons

    Good product

    Written by: Jhamilton from Concord, NC on June 15, 2014

    2004 Volvo S60
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a really good radio for the price, couldn't have spent my money better.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    PT CRUISER UPGRADE

    Written by: GBANKS from CHARLOTTE NC on June 14, 2014

    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    GREAT STEREO FOR THE PT CRUISER UPGRADE VERY EASY INSTALL

    Pros: GREAT STEREO FOR THE PRICE AND VERY EASY INSTALL

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152 Ford 03 F150

    Written by: GeogeK from Farmington NM on June 2, 2014

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Soldering skills needed for installation it was a snap, fit as advertised leaving factory wiring intact, looks good

    Pros: all equipment fit well

    Cons: instructions were some what vague

    highly satisfied customer

    Written by: steve from staten island ny on May 29, 2014

    2001 Ford Escort
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    everything was as advertised, easy installation, great sound.

    Pros: see above

    Cons: none.

    Just basic

    Written by: Eric from Hawaii on May 27, 2014

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

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

    It's very basic and to me it's a minor upgrade to factory stereo.

    Pros: Cheap Aux input

    Cons: Can't change colors (I knew this before I bought it though) No USB Buttons are a bit cramped together and trying to press the return button from the menu is quite a pain.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Slip from New Jersey on May 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this inexpensive unit with 2 speakers for less than 100 dollars. Really quite a value considering what you get considering the hardware and Crutchfield support which is quite superior. I intended to use this in a Chevy pickup but later decided to install it in my boat. This unit really puts out great sound and gets good reception with a cheap antenna I bought at the auto parts store and tossed up in the boats overhead wire track.. So far quite happy with my latest Crutchfield purchase. I went middle of the road on Coolness Factor because I am so square I am not qualified to rate coolness its best left to others.

    Pros: Low price Powerful Amplifier The remote is real nice, First one I ever got with a car radio. .No going below to mess with the radio. Attractive package Features

    Cons: No drawbacks when considering price and my purpose.

    Kenwood KDC-152 perfect for our needs!

    Written by: DougW from Woodbury, NJ on May 7, 2014

    2009 Honda Fit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    We ordered the Kenwood KDC-152 to replace the factory stereo in my wife's Honda Fit. The CD player in the original stereo was not working properly. This Kenwood has great sound quality, easy to use - no issues whatsoever. Crutchfield's install kit made for an easy installation, and their support quickly answered a question I had during the install. If you need a basic, good sounding stereo for your car, you can't go wrong with this Kenwood.

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    Great headunit

    Written by: josh from lewisburg, pa on May 5, 2014

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great head unit for the price.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Simple and Easy

    Written by: Braap36 from California on May 4, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to navigate through the menu and the has lots of features for the price

    Pros: inexpensive, clean, intuitive

    Cons: na

    great dependable product

    Written by: KidWithTheMids from Michigan on April 7, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install, great instructions and overall worth the money

    Pros: User friendly

    Cons: Small remote that you can lose easily

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Anonymous from Hilltop Lakes Texas on April 3, 2014

    1993 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Wanted a simple inexpensive radio for my Jeep. This radio was perfect for what I need.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    New sound for a old truck

    Written by: Mr me from here on April 1, 2014

    1994 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great unit for the price. fairly easy to use. Installed with ease thanks to the install kit. I give it overall 4 1/2 stars

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    Big bang for little buck

    Written by: ST0NEWALLJ from Yorktown, VA on March 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    A better receiver for this amount of money doesn't exist !

    Pros: 22 Watts at speakers. Very inexpensive. Easy installation.

    Cons: Small control button for FM receiver.

    Great value

    Written by: Tim from Wisconsin on February 28, 2014

    2002 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent product for the price. Bought this for my son's car and we had a good time installing it. Instructions were clear and Crutchfield customer service/tech support were phenomenal.

    Pros: Cost, ease of installation, tech support

    Cons: None

    Kenwood kdc152 and associated material

    Written by: Scott Maresh from Lolita texas on February 26, 2014

    1997 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great job of supplying me with the correct radio and materials for an easy instillation of their product.

    Pros: Great radio good sound and easy operating

    Cons:

    excellent

    Written by: Tim from Orlando, Fl on February 7, 2014

    2002 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a very good stereo especially for the price

    Pros: Simple instillation and plenty of settings for personal preference.

    Cons: It would be a little nicer if it had a dimmer wire for the light in the head unit

    Kenwood kdc-152

    Written by: Anonymous from Chattanooga on February 3, 2014

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Not to bad for the price

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood

    Written by: Pchop from Riverton, NE on January 20, 2014

    2002 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great radio for the price. Puts out great sound. Was easy to install with the free kit sent with.

    Pros: Love the remote, if I will be able to keep track of it. Ha ha

    Cons: May a different face color than red, but not that critical.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Ian from Washington on December 25, 2013

    1994 Geo Tracker
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Its a good receiver for the price, does exactly what I need for this application.

    Pros: Installed easy, picks up stations great has a real volume knob.

    Cons: The face plate feels a little flimsy, can't display the clock and the station frequency at the same time

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: tim_e from huntsville, al on December 22, 2013

    2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed in 2002 Jeep Wranger, Good Sound, Good reception on receiver, probably receive about twice as many FM stations in my location as with the OEM unit.

    Pros:

    Cons: did not exactly line up wth the rear mount, so I don't have it fasterned there for the moment. will need to figure out a support method .

    Great Stereo...Great Value!

    Written by: Jasbro from Eastern WA on December 10, 2013

    1985 Porsche 928S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was going to purchase a Pioneer deck that had way more bells and whistles until I saw the deal they had on this Kenwood. When combined with the 6.5" speakers it was a steal with free 3 day shipping. This saved me $$ and who needs a deck with color changing display anyway! I have owned Kenwoods in the past and have been pleased with them. My Porsche 928 now has a great looking and sounding system and I don't hear my brakes squeaking anymore. The install wasn't too bad and the red display matches well with the all my warning lights on the dash! Couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Price, remote, great power

    Cons: No bluetooth

    Awesome for the price!!! Great service and easy install

    Written by: Daniel Hernandez from Houston, Tx on December 3, 2013

    1992 Cadillac DeVille
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome for the price!!! Great service and easy install

    Pros: Awesome for the price!!! Great service and easy install

    Cons: None

    Nice Stereo

    Written by: Jeff from Winter Haven FL on November 11, 2013

    2012 Toyota Yaris
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Exactly what I was looking for. The price was only $1 higher then the lowest price I found with other places but when you add the installation kit and the tech support which we used the $1 was well spent. Free shipping arrived a day early and we are very happy with the results.

    Pros: Easy installation

    Cons: None

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Sueann from Lilly, PA on September 29, 2013

    2002 Pontiac Firebird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Mounting bracket they sent didn't look good, so we ended up getting another one.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenney McKinney

    Written by: Kennet M from Brownsburg in 46112 on September 17, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great value and nice stereo cd player

    Pros: Price and quality

    Cons: Amperage could be higher

    pretty good radio for the price

    Written by: Rob from St Petersburg, FL on September 1, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pretty good radio for the cost. Ive always liked Kenwood, so it was a no brainer for me. This was purchased for my work car on a very tight budget.

    Pros: Slim in design Great sound quality Remote

    Cons: Selection Buttons are very small Volume button does not stick out far enough

    Great Budget Radio

    Written by: xbguy from Miami, FL on August 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    i purchased this radio and for the money I got a lot. The controls and menus were intuitive, sound quality was above average for such an affordable radio though I wish it came with a few more sound adjustment options. The build quality is excellent. It doesn't feel cheap and looks okay in the dash. I rate it a 5 in comparison to other radios in the same price range.

    Pros: Affordable, decent sound quality, easy to use and the front aux input is very convenient.

    Cons: Not enough sound adjustment options and the removable face plate makes the radio look dated.

    Great Product

    Written by: CurtB from Lacey, WA on August 16, 2013

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

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

    Once I received and installed my new front door speakers I know what a nice receiver / cd player this is. Sounds marvelous and seems to have all the power I will need. Some controls are not that easy to figure out and still have to refer to the manual once in a while. Should have it down soon and not a huge deal. So much better than factory sound.

    Pros: Easy to install and sounds great.

    Cons: Some controls could be easier to interpret.

    Perfect for the price

    Written by: John B from East Providence, RI on August 10, 2013

    1997 Plymouth Breeze
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    By far the best quality for the price.Easy to use controls and display.

    Pros: Easy to use controls, easy to read display

    Cons: None

    don't be fooled by the price.

    Written by: sam_smithereens from rigel 7 on August 2, 2013

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

    back in the day a deck with all these features plus a remote was top of the line. now it's the bottom. funny, that. but don't be fooled. it's a solid performer. install couldn't have been easier. $ for $ of the cd units at this price point this one is the best. sound is clear and crisp. not a lot of distortion at louder volumes as is common with a lot of these low end head units.

    Pros: cheap in price but not in quality easy to install sound quality is above average.

    Cons: faceplate is a bit awkward to engage. but easy to remove.

    A lot of BANG for the BUCK !

    Written by: Tim from Kearney Husker Nation on August 1, 2013

    1990 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The title says it all.

    Pros: Great sound. Great price. Easy installation and fits like a glove in my '92 Town Car. Remote works well. Great receiver sensitivity, both AM & FM. Cosmetically appealing. Very user friendly.

    Cons: No AM/FM 'scan' feature.

    Great sounding radio

    Written by: Fla Engineer from South Carolina on July 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sounding radio. Easy installation. Good price. The only thing I don't like is I cannot make the radio display the time (clock). Maybe I missed it in the manual, but so far, I get to see the track info and the time on the track. It is a bit strange since I can set the time.

    Pros: Great sound. Great price. Easy to install with Crutchfield accessories.

    Cons: I have not been able to find the clock display.

    Crutchfield response on July 29, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Radio

    Written by: Anthony W. from Houston,Texas on July 15, 2013

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installation was a snap, as I always purchase my audio from Crutchfield.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Richard's new recever

    Written by: RichardF from Hot Spring Village, AR on July 10, 2013

    2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit was replacing a 12 year old OEM in my Toyota. With the mounting kits and wiring I was able to complete the project in about one hour. The sound is so much better, was able to integrate with my Sirius radio and now can play my CD's in the car. I also have used my Iphone to play directly to the system. All sound great, now I may just go ahead and upgrade the speakers to get an even better sounding system... No problems or hiccups works great and looks good in the car as well.

    Pros: Easy of install, fairly intuitive controls, great remote and great sound.

    Cons: Nothing that would make me have wished for something different.

    Great Product and Great Price

    Written by: Crystal from Sterling VA on June 28, 2013

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this radio for my Jeep Wrangler and it not only looks great it fits great and the price was great. Loved getting it shipped for free and in 2 days as well.

    Pros: Very easy to use and looks great!

    Cons: NO CONS - All PROS !

    good headunit

    Written by: chris from pennsylvania on June 10, 2013

    2000 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really good head unit for a really good price. Sound quality is clear and loud and it went in my truck really easily

    Pros: Price, quality, easy to use, clear sound

    Cons: No usb port

    great

    Written by: wicked eclipse from va on June 10, 2013

    2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    So far I have now had anything to complain about it was easy to install it's easy to function does everything I needed to do for the price I was going to pay

    Pros: Ez to use with aftermarket subs

    Cons: The red lights

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: TomB from Amity, PA on May 22, 2013

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

    Nice unit for the price. All of my speakers are running off of an external amp so I can't attest to the power of this headunits internal amp. Even after reading and reviewing the owners manual, the menu is still a pain to get thru. My system sounds good and I sure didn't spend a lot of money on it so I don't regret my purchase that is for sure!! The Front Aux is a really nice feature and one on the reasons why I bought this amp. If you don't have any of the fancy electronic communication gizmos (like me), this is all you will ever need.

    Pros: Love the front Aux

    Cons: Menu is.......interesting....for a lack of better words

    Great for the price

    Written by: JH from Durham, NC on May 12, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Can not get much better considering the price paid. Good sound. SOme features are a bit cumbersome to use, but I can accept this for the price paid.

    Pros: Price, sound.

    Cons: Ease of use for some functions, e.g. bass, treble controls, etc.

    KENWOOD KDC-152

    Written by: DC3SMOKEJUMPER from OGDEN, UTAH on April 20, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great value for price ! Bought for inside cabin of Sea Ray....and it's doing more than we expected. And as always....Crutchfield comes through at the top !

    Pros: Easy to install. Compact. Good quality for price.

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Marcus from Nebraska on April 10, 2013

    2002 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    As this is a entry level unit, expectations were realistic. I wanted this to replace OEM unit to have the option to plug in external devices to play music from and do it on a low budget. Order install kit for my vehicle and was easy to install. Improved sound quality over OEM. Now I can listen to the radio, CD or one of the several mp3 devices that I have. Love it!

    Pros: Easy install, easy to setup and use. Aux port to plug in extermal mp3 players. Remote.

    Cons: None.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: lcsteelergal from Wheeling, WV on February 11, 2013

    2003 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I fretted about installation of this product but it was as easy as 1, 2, 3! It looks great and sounds very clear. I still haven't figured out how to set the clock. It would be nice to hear from someone with that tip. Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase. You can't miss for the money! It sounds great with my Sony MP3 player!

    Pros: VALUE, easy to install, good sound quality.

    Cons: Insuffcient instruction to operate each function.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Bob K from Mataoca,VA on January 28, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very nice unit for the money! Very easy to install.

    Pros: Cool looks and features Great bass!

    Cons: Features are a little confusing at first but you get use to them

    Great headunit

    Written by: Camryowner from La crescenta CA on January 15, 2013

    2001 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Honestly this unit is great... I was looking for a quality headunit that was also not gonna make me shell out too much money and this is the one I came across so I gave it a try. I definitely have no regrets about this badboy I would recommend it to anyone and crutchfield is the best site that's for sure. 5 stars don't even second guess your purchase its a really awesome headunit

    Pros: Looks good Ease of use Mp3 plug in Much more

    Cons: None so far

    Hardly worth the time to install

    Written by: AZSewerman from Oro Valley, AZ on January 14, 2013

    1994 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Not as sensitive as the Factory Cassette radio it replaced. More interference and dropout from nearby mountains. Sound is tinny- but may improve if I replace OEM Speakers Controls hard to use, off on not by pushing the round button like most, but a tiny switch you have to really search for. No explanation in instructions on how to display clock, had to call Crutchfield tech support, who did know and told me. Cannot connect light to car dash lights so it does not dim I would not buy again or recomend to anyone

    Pros: Fit in the hole, almost reused the Jeep mounting bracket

    Cons: See above Hard ot use

    Great for the price

    Written by: huizar from oceanside, ca on January 9, 2013

    1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great stereo for the price. Though I hope my aux cord is just messed up cause I have to finagle it to make it work.

    Pros: price, ease of installation

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC 152 In a Mercedes-Benz

    Written by: RandyR from Ruston, LA on January 8, 2013

    1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this Kenwood unit in a 1986 420SEL, as the original radio had quit and was beyond repair. I ordered from Crutchfield because they included instructions and adaptor harnesses and I did not want to cut the factory harness in my car. The radio was fairly straightforward to install adn it looks neat and good once in position. The harnesses had the correct plug for the factory wiring and the speakers. The instructions could have been clearer on a couple of points: for example, I had to remove the two springs which hold the factory Becker radio in place, as the Kenwood does not have the slots on the bottom of the case for the springs to snap into, and I could not reinstall the ashtray without these springs being in place, so I removed them (easy). The instructions also did not specify how to connect to the power antenna to allow the radio to operate it. The sound of the radio is good, and it works great with the OEM speakers and fader. It satisfies me, but an autiophile would probably want all the bells and whistles. The controls are not particularly intuitive, so I am still studying the manual and figuring out how to operate it. The Kenwood manual is OK but seems to keep some information to itself.

    Pros: Excellent value for the price! It looks good adn makes a neat installation Included harnesses and instructions that other retailers et al do not have, which is why I bought from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Instructions need more information; you are almost there. Remember that to me this is the major value Crutchfield adds, so get it right, it will win you cuystomers. Controls on the radio are not intuitive, but you will be able to get used to it with a little practice.

    excellent

    Written by: SteveL from AZ on January 4, 2013

    2004 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    very, very nice receiver. excellent value for the money. great sound, easy to use and setup.

    Pros: sound, ease of use, looks,

    Cons: none

    KENWOOD NICE

    Written by: MARKY-MARK from Rohnert Park,Ca on January 2, 2013

    2005 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice compact package, takes a little getting used to menu system. Nice having place to plug Ipod cable.

    Pros: nice blue display and red back ground lighting

    Cons: wish it displayed time and channel simultaneously

    awesome

    Written by: jd from north canton oh on January 1, 2013

    2009 Chevrolet Aveo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    bought the same 3yrs ago have never had an issue with ut has been in 3 different trucks and plays and looks as good the day i bought it this was a xmas gift for my girlfriends new car and she loves it to death would highly suggest it

    Pros: over all awesome radio

    Cons: none

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: skibum9922 from Berwyn Heights, Md on December 31, 2012

    1994 Geo Prizm
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Needed a inexpensive radio for my work car and this will work perfectly

    Pros:

    Cons:

    crystal clear

    Written by: ak keanen from juneau ak on December 31, 2012

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

    30 mins to install after wiring but it's easy and looks nice in my dads 99 ranger and it sounds like a hole new system and for pop you can't turn your stock speakers higher or the distorts amazing for the price.

    Pros: How cheap the price Everything looks nice Sounds like a 1000 dollar system but only paid for the head unit

    Cons: Buttons a little small for my dad he's 6'2 and has bigger fingers works fine for mine I am 6'1 and its fine

    kenwood kdc-152

    Written by: Anonymous from Mississippi on December 28, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to install. Good quality for the price

    Pros:

    Cons:

    I like this radio

    Written by: Mike from Maryland on December 24, 2012

    1991 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I replaced the original radio with a Sony about two years ago and it stopped reading CD's. That Sony was hard to operate with big fingers, driving or not and I found it difficult to make settings. I was glad to replace it with the Kenwood, which is easy to operate with un-nimble fingers or with the remote and is very easy to set. The sound is much better than the Sony. I'd be totally happy if only I could figure out how to dim the display when driving at night--likely there's no way to do that.

    Pros:

    Cons: The AM feature is just static, but I don't use AM anyway. If I did, I'm sure the Crutchfield folks would tell me how to get it "running."

    Great product for the price

    Written by: bigval65 from Valntine, NE on December 22, 2012

    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Received the radio for my 2000 Chevy Cavalier, it has great soud quality for the price.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written by: Anonymous from Arkansas on December 11, 2012

    2008 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Sound is good for the money. Easy to use and to understand the instructions for use, except there is nothing I found to tell you that standby is the "off" position. Maybe it is obvious to those who are more "into" receivers.

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    Outstanding

    Written by: Gamer from Texas on December 9, 2012

    1998 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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