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by Ken Nail
Kenwood

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.

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.

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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 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:

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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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    Front
    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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    Radio Data System
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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)
    • 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

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    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Aux Connection
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    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-152 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-152 will display CD text or Audio file text. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) 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.

    Direct Music Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-405) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.

    Playback Modes: The Kenwood KDC-152 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.

    Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood KDC-152 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-152's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood KDC-152 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 6 preset stations can be assigned to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets you 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.

    Mono Mode: The Mono mode improves the radio's FM reception, but the stereo effect may be lost.

    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-152 allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-152 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-152 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-152 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

    3-Way Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a 3-way 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).

    Preset EQ: 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-152 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-152 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 85 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-152 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.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KDC-152 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 a single-line, 11-character, bluish-white 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.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KDC-152 comes with the RC-405 IR wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad (0-9). The remote will control Audio, CD, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery (supplied).

    • Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks & files, as well as AM/FM presets.
    • Attenuator: The CD receiver features an Attenuator button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.
     
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    5 out of 5

    Pure awesome for a low price

    Written By PhoenixZX, Sevierville, TN on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Great value and sound

    Written By Dustin, Missouri on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Good Product - Great Service & Support

    Written By mhmccln, Bakersfield, CA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By Donny, Charlotte Hall, Maryland on Thursday, August 07, 2014
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    Great product and was easy to install
    Pros:
    Easy to install Easy to use Looks cool Just what I needed
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Right amount of power

    Written By haguirre, Plano TX on Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Parzuaga, Gurabo, PR on Friday, July 25, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Superior product and company

    Written By JoD, Hampstead, NC on Thursday, July 24, 2014
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    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!
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By Anonymous, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Everything I could ask for.

    Written By Anonymous, bozeman montana on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    Awesome.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Prentiss, Killeen on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    Good product if your on a tight budget.
    Pros:
    Operation friendly
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By Anonymous, Mill Creek, Wa on Friday, July 11, 2014
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    For the price it's got great settings and sound. Installation was very easy and anyone could do it.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Anonymous, Portland, Oregon on Friday, July 11, 2014
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    I really enjoy this stereo it sounds and looks great!
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By chad s., ridgway, co on Sunday, July 06, 2014
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Great unit!

    Written By Pohto, Tennessee on Sunday, July 06, 2014
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Ken wood Kdc 152

    Written By Brandon t, Garland, TX on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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    Pretty good for a beginners sound system.
    Pros:
    Easy use
    Cons:
    No USB port
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    5 out of 5

    great price Kenwood quality

    Written By Jeff, Hernando, MS on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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    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
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Good product

    Written By Jhamilton, Concord, NC on Sunday, June 15, 2014
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    This is a really good radio for the price, couldn't have spent my money better.
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    5 out of 5

    PT CRUISER UPGRADE

    Written By GBANKS, CHARLOTTE NC on Saturday, June 14, 2014
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    GREAT STEREO FOR THE PT CRUISER UPGRADE VERY EASY INSTALL
    Pros:
    GREAT STEREO FOR THE PRICE AND VERY EASY INSTALL
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152 Ford 03 F150

    Written By GeogeK, Farmington NM on Monday, June 02, 2014
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    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
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    highly satisfied customer

    Written By steve, staten island ny on Thursday, May 29, 2014
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    everything was as advertised, easy installation, great sound.
    Pros:
    see above
    Cons:
    none.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Just basic

    Written By Eric, Hawaii on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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    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.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Slip, New Jersey on Monday, May 12, 2014
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    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.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152 perfect for our needs!

    Written By DougW, Woodbury, NJ on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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    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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    4 out of 5

    Great headunit

    Written By josh, lewisburg, pa on Monday, May 05, 2014
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    Great head unit for the price.
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    4 out of 5

    Simple and Easy

    Written By Braap36, California on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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    Easy to navigate through the menu and the has lots of features for the price
    Pros:
    inexpensive, clean, intuitive
    Cons:
    na
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    5 out of 5

    great dependable product

    Written By KidWithTheMids, Michigan on Monday, April 07, 2014
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    Easy install, great instructions and overall worth the money
    Pros:
    User friendly
    Cons:
    Small remote that you can lose easily
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Anonymous, Hilltop Lakes Texas on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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    Wanted a simple inexpensive radio for my Jeep. This radio was perfect for what I need.
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    3 out of 5

    New sound for a old truck

    Written By Mr me, here on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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    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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    5 out of 5

    Big bang for little buck

    Written By ST0NEWALLJ, Yorktown, VA on Friday, March 14, 2014
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Great value

    Written By Tim, Wisconsin on Friday, February 28, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood kdc152 and associated material

    Written By Scott Maresh, Lolita texas on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    excellent

    Written By Tim, Orlando, Fl on Friday, February 07, 2014
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood kdc-152

    Written By Anonymous, Chattanooga on Monday, February 03, 2014
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    Not to bad for the price
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood

    Written By Pchop, Riverton, NE on Monday, January 20, 2014
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    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.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Ian, Washington on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By tim_e, huntsville, al on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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    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.
    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 .
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo...Great Value!

    Written By Jasbro, Eastern WA on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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    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
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    5 out of 5

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

    Written By Daniel Hernandez, Houston, Tx on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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    Awesome for the price!!! Great service and easy install
    Pros:
    Awesome for the price!!! Great service and easy install
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Nice Stereo

    Written By Jeff, Winter Haven FL on Monday, November 11, 2013
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Sueann, Lilly, PA on Sunday, September 29, 2013
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    Mounting bracket they sent didn't look good, so we ended up getting another one.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenney McKinney

    Written By Kennet M, Brownsburg in 46112 on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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    Great value and nice stereo cd player
    Pros:
    Price and quality
    Cons:
    Amperage could be higher
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    4 out of 5

    pretty good radio for the price

    Written By Rob, St Petersburg, FL on Sunday, September 01, 2013
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Great Budget Radio

    Written By xbguy, Miami, FL on Monday, August 26, 2013
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    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.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By CurtB, Lacey, WA on Friday, August 16, 2013
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect for the price

    Written By John B, East Providence, RI on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    don't be fooled by the price.

    Written By sam_smithereens, rigel 7 on Friday, August 02, 2013
     
    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.
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    5 out of 5

    A lot of BANG for the BUCK !

    Written By Tim, Kearney Husker Nation on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Great sounding radio

    Written By Fla Engineer, South Carolina on Friday, July 26, 2013
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    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 Monday, July 29, 2013
    We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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    5 out of 5

    Radio

    Written By Anthony W., Houston,Texas on Monday, July 15, 2013
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    Installation was a snap, as I always purchase my audio from Crutchfield.
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    4 out of 5

    Richard's new recever

    Written By RichardF, Hot Spring Village, AR on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product and Great Price

    Written By Crystal, Sterling VA on Friday, June 28, 2013
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    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 !
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    5 out of 5

    good headunit

    Written By chris, pennsylvania on Monday, June 10, 2013
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    great

    Written By wicked eclipse, va on Monday, June 10, 2013
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By TomB, Amity, PA on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
     
    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
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    4 out of 5

    Great for the price

    Written By JH, Durham, NC on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    KENWOOD KDC-152

    Written By DC3SMOKEJUMPER, OGDEN, UTAH on Saturday, April 20, 2013
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Marcus, Nebraska on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By lcsteelergal, Wheeling, WV on Monday, February 11, 2013
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Bob K, Mataoca,VA on Monday, January 28, 2013
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Great headunit

    Written By Camryowner, La crescenta CA on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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    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
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    1 out of 5

    Hardly worth the time to install

    Written By AZSewerman, Oro Valley, AZ on Monday, January 14, 2013
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Great for the price

    Written By huizar, oceanside, ca on Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood KDC 152 In a Mercedes-Benz

    Written By RandyR, Ruston, LA on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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    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.
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    4 out of 5

    excellent

    Written By SteveL, AZ on Friday, January 04, 2013
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    very, very nice receiver. excellent value for the money. great sound, easy to use and setup.
    Pros:
    sound, ease of use, looks,
    Cons:
    none
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