Variable color display and a USB port

Kenwood's KDC-255U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price.You get variable color illumination for the buttons so you can set the color to match your dash lighting perfectly. The front USB port allows you to control the music on your iPhone® or Android® phone through this Kenwood, and gives you access to SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Pandora Internet radio, and other apps on your iPhone too.  

Kenwood KDC-255U CD receiver

You can adjust the color on this Kenwood's buttons to match your car's illumination.

Power packed

Kenwood built impressive amplification into this receiver. You'll notice a dramatic power boost and improved sound quality, even if you still have your factory speakers — with aftermarket speakers, the difference is even more significant. With a 3-band EQ and 3-level bass boost, you can tweak your music to your heart's content, while the Supreme Setting feature enhances the sound of MP3 and WMA files. If you add a powered sub to your system, you can use the sub level control, the low-pass crossover, and the phase setting to adjust your bass.

Feature friendly

The easily accessed front-panel minijack input offers a quick connection for portable music players and other audio devices. Or if CDs are more your style, this receiver delivers excellent sound quality, soundstaging, and stereo separation, whether they're produced by your favorite prerecorded CDs or discs that you loaded up with MP3 and WMA files. Your passengers can use the included wireless remote to change tunes, sources, and sound settings.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • iPod control (also compatible with Music Control app for Android phones)
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 11-digit LCD display
    • variable color illumination for buttons
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (8 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • Supreme Setting improves the sound of heavily compressed music files
    • speaker size settings
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt, switchable to subwoofer mode)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Not what I was expecting

    Written By Thomas, Rockwall, texas on Sunday, April 20, 2014

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    This unit was easy to install and sounds cleaner but quieter than my last unit, the lights work well but are too slow for my taste, the menus too complex, and the pandora refuses to link to my phones pandora, and the bass is way weaker than my last unit

    Pros: Cheap, pretty colors, installs well

    Cons: Pandora failed, bass sucks, quieter

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    Written By Scoe, Hagerstown, MD on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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    Great product I've tried several car stereos in the past but this on is best by far.

    Pros: iPod accessible,detachable face fits great into my car

    Cons: None

    Simply superb

    Written By Cliff, Wake Forest NC on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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    I needed something to replace a stock radio/cassette player in my old F-150. The price was right, and the installation was relatively easy.

    Pros: Great price. Good features. Great sound.

    Cons: Features are a little difficult for an old-timer like me to figure out. Like programming a VCR.

    kenwood cd. player

    Written By ben, Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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    Awesome stereo for the Money

    Pros: Easy to use and install

    Cons: None

    Great Sound

    Written By JohnV, Ville Platte, La on Monday, January 20, 2014

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    Great radio - great value

    Pros: Ease of installation. Instructions easy to follow. Cool display. Works great with iPhone and Pandora.

    Cons: Takes a while to setup the radio. Display is not intuitive. Wish it would display time and station at same time. Have to select the one you prefer.

    Wow! So much for so little.

    Written By SEUT, Moab, Utah on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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    So many features all for under $100. Set the sound to OEM and the 20 year old speakers on my F-150 sound great.

    Pros: Kenwood name and reputation, iPod/iPad compatability. Can light up to any color you choose. It's got a remote too.

    Cons: When it's playing I just want the clock to show up on the display and I don't think that is an option, or I'm too stupid to figure it out :-/

    Great receiver

    Written By JS, Cucamonga, CA on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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    I have always liked Kendwood products. I have purchased 2 Kenwood units in the past and they still work fine after 10 years. I purchased this unit for my son's car as a Christmas gift. We installed it and the sound quality was beyond surprising despite using the factory speakers of a 12 year old car. (this is his first car, just got license to drive)

    Pros: Great initial quality and sound.

    Cons: None yet.

    Nice Receiver

    Written By Snarf, Chicago,Ill on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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    Received. In a timely. Manner during Christmas holiday . Installed in 93 Honda Accord . I did not want a expensive radio Just a daily driver got on sale for the price sound quality very good and with stock speakers just the right option menu You will learn in about 20 min. Worth every penny simple and looks very nice with multiple color schemes that change all the time

    Pros: Easy to operate

    Cons: None

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    Written By Clyde, Hilo, Hawaii on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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    Deliver took only three work days. Easy to install with Crutchfields' s auto guide which was comprehensive and accurate configuration for my 2001 Tacoma pickup truck. It took only two hours to install.

    Pros: 1. fast delivery; 2. easy installation; 3. the sound is great. 4. easy to understand instructions on how to program the buttons for my needs. 5. I like the colorful lighting. 6. best of all, can't beat the price for this great sounding radio with Apple ipod hookup as advertised. Thank you, Crutchfield!

    Cons: 1. Although buttons are small, I am now used to them after a week of trial and error.

    Nice stereo

    Written By Anonymous, San Clemente, Ca. on Friday, January 03, 2014

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    Bought this for my 16 year old son and it looks and sounds fantastic in his 07 Accord. Easy install and the kit fit perfectly. Wiring was easy as well. Highly recommended.

    Pros: Simple to understand and easy to manipulate. Great quality product.

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    Written By YogieBear, Alamogordo, NM on Friday, January 03, 2014

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    I am 76 & not a very good NERD. Having problems setting things. I'll get it.

    Pros: Very good looking. Sounds good.

    Cons: Confused initial setup

    Great inexpensive option

    Written By Chris, Jonestown, PA on Friday, January 03, 2014

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    I bought this unit because my OEM CD player died, and my wife wanted something to play CDs on. Since I wanted something inexpensive, this fit the bill. It came with a free "in dash kit", so that was a great bonus. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but once you play around a bit, you'll get the hang of things. My reception for one of my local channels doesn't seem to be quite as good, so the antenna adapter might not work as well the OEM setup.

    Pros: Looks great, sounds great

    Cons: The controls aren't super user-friendly

    nice

    Written By fanastas, Jasper GA on Friday, January 03, 2014

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    this was what my son was looking something with a USB port. After install stero work great sounded good.

    Pros: was what i was looking for extra cable and plugs a big benefit.

    Cons: After install placed dash back together radio work all was good accept when he went home no dash lights. We did not hook up the dimmer wire to anything because there was no place or direction on where it needed it to go. Had to take all a part and we found a hot wire when key switch was turned on for dash lights to work. after thatt all is good.

    Great Experience - Decent Radio

    Written By holinessprchr, Florida on Friday, January 03, 2014

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    Crutchfield's Customer Service Is Second To NONE.... I had an issue on the install when I had no sound coming out of the speakers. I called their customer service and turns out that even though nothing in the vehicle said "Infinity" it was. Needless to say, I had to bypass the amp or connect the blue amp wire. They even emailed me a copy of the bypass wiring diagram. Also, I have installed many radios over the years and Crutchfield's dash kits have been superior with detailed instructions. I will buy again and recommend to my friends.. Thanks With Exception of the volume knob, I would rather have purchased the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397 which I purchased previously for the same price. It has much more customization. Over all this is still a decent head unit.

    Pros: Great value, solid unit, USB works exceptionally, Fair amount of sound customization

    Cons: Sound gets a tad distorted when turned loud. I wish that the color that you choose from the selection also changed with the color of the display info. For example, green unit face color with white/blue display info color doesn't look good together. Not near as much sound customization as my previous purchase of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397. However, this units volume knob is not slick and I do like that much, much better

    Great CD Receiver

    Written By BJM, TN on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    I am a fan of the Kenwood products and this one did not disappoint. I purchased it for Christmas gift for me mom. After a few what does this mean and how did you do that she was off and going. The ability to change the color of the background was a neat favor for her. sounded great with factory speakers, she listens to books on CD a lot. For the money I am very happy with it.

    Got it done

    Written By Tom P, Chesapeake VA on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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    Great product. I purchased this receiver to upgrade the factory radio. I wanted to stay in a budget and reviewed plenty of units. From others personal reviews and a great customer service chat with Crutchfield I installed this unit and it has done everything it stated, installation was very simple.

    Pros: Overall great product... A box full of pros.

    Cons: I got nothing..

    Great stereo for a great price

    Written By jostertag, Waco, TX on Monday, December 30, 2013

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    As with anything new, it took me a little getting use to the extra functions that this stereo offered me and how to operate it. I ran into a few problems with installing it undoubtedly due to my ignorance in almost everything electrical, but those were resolved within 3 minutes of calling Customer Service to walk me through the issues! I didn't purchase new speakers with this stereo but it automatically cleaned the sound up and made me feel like the speakers were new as well - great sound! Stereo looks amazing in the car and I LOVE being able to play my own playlists from my iPod through the USB port. A+

    Pros: Ease of Installation (I did it) Improved sound of standard speakers Looks great Features everything I need in a stereo

    Cons: If I had to pick something it would be the time it takes to get use to new things, but honestly this is no deterrent.

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    Written By Kenwood KDC-255u, Spring Lake, Michigan, 49456 on Saturday, December 28, 2013

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    Very easy to install and the sound is great. It has all the hook ups I was looking for. Very Happy with my purchase of this receiver/CD player.

    Pros: Easy to install, great sound, and USB connections make it easy to use IPhone 5. Looks cool too.

    Cons: None yet

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    Written By mike, lockport il on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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    This is an all around good product

    Pros: Too many to list

    Cons: Havent had any yet

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    Written By Kenwood KDC-255U, Anniston, AL on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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    NICE radio! Great AM/FM radio functions. I REALLY like being able to plug my digital Sony Walkman into the USB port and listen to music and audiobooks that I have loaded onto the Walkman when we hit the road! Easy installation with the installation wire harness and faceplate, though there are some spare wires that I do not need in my old Dodge Dakota with a fixed antenna.

    Great product

    Written By Tina, Tulsa Ok on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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    Would recommend to anyone

    Cons: None

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    Written By doug, reading,pa on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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    easy install great value and sounds good too

    Good Kenwood

    Written By hobbylobby, Asheville, NC on Thursday, December 12, 2013

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    The Kenwood KDC-255U is a great radio and CD player. It integrates very well with my iPod. I had a little trouble installing the receiver because the wiring diagram was less than helpful. But great quality and a good price.

    Pros: Great quality and iPod integration.

    Cons: Bad Wiring Diagram

    Pretty colors, Great sound

    Written By AJ, Chicago, IL on Thursday, December 12, 2013

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    This little radio puts out a ton of sound for a great, low price. The one feature I love though, is the color changing lights on the face. Sure I'm easily amused, but it's just cool. The receiver seems to pull in a ton of stations my old radio could not. One flaw I don't like though, is the lack of a tuner knob. Not a big gripe, but it is one. It also installs easily with the Crutchfield parts it comes with, with minimal work. If you need to replace or upgrade the radio in your old Chevy, yoiu can beat this one.

    Pros: Changes colors, great reception, easy to instal, looks sharp, pretty easy to use.

    Cons: No tuner knob (a small little con)

    Awesome Unit!

    Written By Adam B, Fort Campbell, KY on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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    Bought this to go in my 2003 Kia Spectra, it works amazingly and it is lightyears ahead of the factory unit. Would purchase again!

    Pros: Great value Great sound Looks great Superior build quality

    Cons: Menu is a little tricky at first but it only takes a few minutes to adjust.

    worked as expected

    Written By chuck, Antigo, WI on Monday, December 09, 2013

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    Works great as expected. Real easy to use

    Pros: Easy function, versatility, customizable

    owner

    Written By Louie, Roostown, Oh on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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    I'm still learning this unit.

    Pros: looks good in the miata.

    Cons: power antenna stays up when playing cd-not all Crutchfield techs know it. after calling and rewiring three times. I did get correct answer-the power antenna goes up once unit powered on.

    Nice stereo!

    Written By David, Lake Wylie, SC on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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    Awesome stereo unit for the $! The sound is great and the looks of this model is really neat with the changing colors on the front panel. You won't be sorry with this stereo!

    Pros: Easy to install! Looks and sounds great!

    Cons: Didn't fit exactly perfect.......but that could have been my dash, I'm talking only off by a fraction......not a big deal!

    Very nice.

    Written By Danny T., Avella,PA on Saturday, December 07, 2013

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    The head unit works great. Really like the color changing on it. Makes my normal stock speakers sound great, plus my sub a nice boost. I like how it has it's own subwoofer setting. Overall for the price I think this is a wonderful buy.

    Pros: Works great!

    Cons: I'm satisfied.

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    Written By craigel, Rockford, IL on Thursday, December 05, 2013

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    A nice, affordable deck with all the needed basic features, and then some. My wife loves the changeable colors.

    Pros: Looks, sound quality, features, and price.

    Cons: Can be difficult to navigate all the selections possible on this deck, but that's par for the course, anymore.

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    Written By matlas, Tucson,AZ on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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    Great value for my application and needs. Replaced OEM radio in 1999 diesel truck with new speakers as well. 1000X improvement in sound. No longer have to use a cassette tape to use my ipod. Has Pandora capability etc. Sound is really good. Only negative is small buttons. Install instructions were great and everything I needed to have a finished product was included. Plus free shipping. Love the purchase and love Crutchfield-they are a great company.

    Cons: small buttons

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    Written By Anonymous, Taos, NM on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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    Nice unit, wish it had a mute button and auto return to function if turned off and on.

    Kenwood KDC255U

    Written By jasperisa, Tinian MP on Thursday, November 14, 2013

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    Totally Awesome! Sound quality was off the charts, love how the displays lights changes colors..Can't beat the price, so worth every penny..

    doesn't work with android

    Written By seiteka, destin, Florida on Monday, November 04, 2013

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    Claims to work with android. The app you download so that it will control from your android does not work with the radio. You plug it in and it registers as having no music on the device. When you select music it plays through your android not through the head unit.

    Pros: sound quality is solid Settings are straight forward

    Cons: Does not work with android, that was the whole reason I bought it.

    Crutchfield response on Wednesday, November 06, 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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    Written By Wayne, Chesterfield VA on Sunday, November 03, 2013

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    Easy to install and good sound.

    Everything i was looking for!

    Written By Anonymous, Indianapolis,IN on Sunday, November 03, 2013

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    Great product at a value price. Easy to install with all the features I was looking for. Good quality and looks very nice installed.

    Great Stereo

    Written By Lorie R, Campbellsville, KY on Saturday, November 02, 2013

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    Another great Kenwood product. This stereo makes my old speakers sound better and living out in the country, it has better reception and picks up more stations. The wiring harness that came with the stereo made it easy to install. Great Tech Support from the guys at Crutchfield.

    Pros: Love the Pandora feature and the fact that the LED display changes colors.

    Cons: probably should have ordered a better mounting kit. The one that came free with the stereo caused the stereo to be a little loose. I rigged it for a tighter fit.

    Love it!

    Written By Adam, PA on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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    It took a little bit for me to get used to but once I did I was golden! What I like most about this unit is that it has a built in sub. I may not even have to hook my old sub-woofer back up I am getting that good of bass from this thing! The guy that helped me pick this one was really cool about everything, helped me select down to the last detail. Now all that's left is to give it new speakers as the factory ones are taking a major beating! lol Thank you Crutchfield!!

    Pros: Bass and overall good sounds quality!

    Cons: Adjusting to the controls.

    Great radio!

    Written By Brandon, SC on Monday, October 28, 2013

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    It is a great product and was pretty easy to install. Plus you can't beat it coming with all of the needed supplies. The only separate thing I bought were some POSI connectors.

    Pros: Looks great; changing colors, and overall style Decently Quick Install Good instructions All supplies were included Good price Quick Shipping

    Cons: The sound quality is not as good as my stock radio. Everything is high pitched

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    Written By Anonymous, nj on Monday, October 28, 2013

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    nice sound quality.

    Pros: color changing face plate. ipod integration (usb).

    Cons: the control buttons are little small.

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    Written By Zach, Lake mills, ia on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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    Overall great radio. Could use a little more detailed installation sheet but was pretty easy to figure out with what was provided.

    Pros: Easy to use, looks good.

    Cons: When first plugging phone in to play regular music it automatically opens pandora.

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    Written By Levi, Fargo, ND on Friday, October 18, 2013

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    The thing is sharp as hell feels like your in a spaceship. Sounds a lot better then the factory one. I really enjoy it.

    Pros: the colors

    Cons: Nothing yet

    Good deal to me!

    Written By RobY, California on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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    Very easy to install with the Crutchfield installation kit. Schematics and diagrams made wire connections simple. I soldered/shrink tubed the harness and it went flawlessly after using the suggested wiring verification test for my F250. I wanted something that I could plug my satellite radio into using an auxiliary jack, instead of the window suction cups junk holding the unit antenna output wire. Need to figure that out so as to not mess with FM station interference. Stereo works great and sounds awesome compared to the old burned up ford factory radio that liked eating cassettes (what are those again... :)... ).

    Pros: Easy radio set up and install. Like the color selection to match the trucks normal dash light color.

    Cons: To bad the scrolling display doesn't match the color selection... can't have everything for $100... :)

    Love my new car stereo!

    Written By SueW, West Warwick, RI on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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    I purchased my factory refurbished Kenwood KDC-255U recently and couldn't be more happy with it. Installing it into my Honda CR-V was not the easiest process thanks to the design of the Honda, but it looks great, sounds great, and the USB input terminal makes playing my iPod in the car a piece of cake. I wasn't sure what to expect, buying a factory refurbished product, but this one looks brand new. Now I wish I had replaced the stock radio in my car years ago!

    Pros: Sounds awesome and I love the color display. A great value for th