The sound and the display

Kenwood's KDC-258U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price. You can adjust the variable color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash, while dust covers protect the aux input and USB port.

Kenwood also built impressive amplification into this receiver, so you'll notice an improvement in the sound of your factory or aftermarket speakers. Select one of the eight preset EQ settings that suits your sound, or you can use the 3-band equalizer to adjust the tone for your separate sources. The low-pass frequency filter and phase control adjusts the bass going to your subwoofer, so you can maximize performance. You can enhance the sound of compressed MP3 and WMA audio files with the Sound Reconstruction feature.

One versatile USB port

The receiver's front-panel USB port allows you to access and control the music stored on your iPhone® or Android® phone. With your iPhone, you also have control over iHeartRadio® and Pandora® Internet radio stations. And if you have MP3, WMA, or WAV music files on a thumb drive, the USB port can handle those too. Here's a cool feature from Kenwood — Drive Change allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to the Kenwood's USB input and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives.

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)
    • compatible with Kenwood's Music Control app for select Android phones
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio app control with iPhone
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 13-digit LCD display
    • variable color illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (8 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • Sound Reconstruction improves the sound of heavily compressed music files
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port with sliding covers
    • 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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    Daughter Loves it!

    Written By Baltazar, Florida on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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    Bought this for my daughter and she loves it! Great addition to her first car.

    Excellent Purchase

    Written By HelpNeeded, Maryland on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    Bought this radio for my daughter. It has the highest "coolness factor" because it changes colors. I actually showed it to her because of the blue, but she likes all the colors. I was so impressed with the sound, the accessories, it does everything! It was easy to install, easy to learn to use, and sounds great! I have always loved Kenwood, and they did not disappoint. The price was very inexpensive! She is very happy to be able to use her iPod, her MP3, her MP3 CDs, and any other music she brings to the car. Very pleased!!!! I needed a lot of help on this purchase and Crutchfield was fantastic!

    Great

    Written By Anonymous, Mckinney texas on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    Great for the price

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By WEB, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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    Very nice receiver. Great price.

    Pros: Gets the job done. Replaced my factory receiver after the volume control died and this is much nicer with options.

    Nice features for the money!

    Written By Incurablescrounge, Wisconsin on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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    Nice. I upgraded my daughters system. Installed real easy with all the accessories from Crutchfield. My daughter loves it, she is so excited that it connects to her phone.

    Pros: Great features. Great value. Easy to install. My daughter says it looks, "Cool"

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Michaelj, Ohio on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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    Great for the price

    like it

    Written By tb4877, Arizona on Friday, December 26, 2014

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    like it

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Chris M., Texas on Friday, December 26, 2014

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    Perfect replacement for stereo in company vehicle. Good value. Way better than factory.

    Excellent stereo

    Written By Siamese7117, Waterford,ca on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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    I love the price of this unit and it meets all my expectations

    Pros: I love that I can sync my iPhone to it

    Cons: I did have an android and was disappointed with the compatibility because it did not work with android kit kat

    Kenwood Radio

    Written By Marc C., Nashville, TN on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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    Great radio for the price

    Awesome product!

    Written By Fastball2, Dobson,Nc on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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    Greta radio for the price!!!

    Pros: Easy to install!!

    Cons: None

    Kenwood CD in-dash receiver

    Written By DougV, Charlotte, NC on Friday, December 19, 2014

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    Excellent quality for the price. Highly reccomend to others. I replaced the factory cassette tape player with this unit and it works great.

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By jeff, Houston, TX 77064 on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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    Good quality and good price

    Great Product

    Written By Mac Daddy, New York on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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    Easy to install. As expected, Crutchfield provided all of the wiring adapters and bracket required for the installation. Sounds good, looks great, many functions to explore with this unit.

    Pros: Excellent value, ease of installation, Kenwood quality.

    Cons: None.

    excellent radio for the money!

    Written By macwagen, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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    I installed a Kenwood system in a previous car, and loved its ease of use and iPod integration. When my wife's stock radio developed a hunger for her cds, I immediately looked for a Kenwood radio from Crutchfield to replace it. It installed very easily, and I was shocked at how much it improved on the sound of her stock speakers. I had planned on replacing the speakers immediately but now Is he isn't sure she needs them. Sounds that good.

    Pros: Intuitive controls, great iPod/iPhone integration, great value, super easy installation

    Cons: None

    Outstanding Head Unit

    Written By JimN, Acworth, GA on Friday, December 05, 2014

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    This is the 3rd Kenwood Head Unit I've purchased from Crutchfield in as many years (sold one vehicle), and the 2nd time I purchased this model. Easy to install, plenty of power for my purpose, and very easy to use. Install kit from Crutchfield, along with some additional items I purchased, made the entire installation super easy! Thanks, Crutchfield, for the great value and the outstanding service!!

    Pros: Great value, easy to use, plenty of power!

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Jim, Santa Cruz, CA on Friday, December 05, 2014

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    Great unit for the money. With the free add-ons that Crutchfield gives you - you get a nicer unit than you would by purchasing a less expensive one and having to buy the install kit. I love the lighting changes you can make to match the interior of the car. The sound quality is Kenwood all the way - awesome as usual. If you're not looking to spend a lot - this is a can't go wrong purchase.

    Pros: Ease of install. Kenwood quality and sound. Nice looking and will compliment any interior.

    Cons: None found yet.

    Owner

    Written By Sarah, West Virginia on Monday, December 01, 2014

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    great price. has all the features that we wanted. Super fast shipping :)

    Kenwood

    Written By Decker, Morristown, NJ on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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    Easy to install. Sounds great.

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Darrel t, Montgomery, Missouri on Friday, November 28, 2014

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    I love this item

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: It's hard to navigate at first

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Anonymous, Saint Louis, MO on Saturday, November 22, 2014

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    This stereo has everything I need and a little extra. No Bluetooth capability, but I wasn't really looking for that. For a midrange price it is an exceptional steep. So I would say, for the money it's GREAT!

    Great fit for '96 t-bird

    Written By Steve, KY on Saturday, November 22, 2014

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    Very easy, drop in installation. With Crutchfield's including wiring harness and free shipping, this was an extreme bargain. Anytime anyone mentions car stereo, I get my plug in for Crutchfield. They are just that good.

    Pros: Easy installation. Color changing display.

    Cons: None

    love it!

    Written By Lou, Torrington, CT on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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    great unit for the money...huge improvement over my stock stereo!

    Kenwood KDC 258U

    Written By tim, minnesota on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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    Nice sounding stereo better than the factory radio by far

    Pros: Easy to use. Cant beat the price for a top of the line kenwood radio

    Cons: Hard to read the clock during the daytime

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Anonymous, Lexington, KY on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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    Was easy to install. My son likes the unit, but was just installed today so needs to learn how to use it.

    great product

    Written By Anonymous, Lowell MA on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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    This radio is great for a good price. Good sound quality for price.

    Pros: This radio looks like it's worth more!

    Cons: None yet

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Anonymous, vilonia Arkansas on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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    Great stereo. I have always been a fan of kenwood.

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Anonymous, Muscatine,Iowa on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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    Great unit for price

    Good value, nice features

    Written By Fred G., Chesapeake, VA on Sunday, November 09, 2014

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    This unit is a good value for the price. There is a lot to control in a single DIN unit, so there is a minor learning curve involved, but once learned, it is easy to navigate and performs well. I wanted a receiver that would let me manually set the radio (no "auto scan") so I could listen to weaker signals. This radio does that and the 20+ select-able colors let me "match" the new stereo to a 29 year old car (at night at least). Sounds fine (Though IMHO that is more a result of the speakers than the radio).

    Pros: Manual control of radio frequency price CD/USB/Aux-input/Radio in a single unit display color selection

    Cons: minor learning curve.

    Just Right!

    Written By Gobot16, Ocracoke, NC on Saturday, November 08, 2014

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    Easy to navigate functions! Great sound quality

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Steve C, Carlsbad, NM on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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    Easy install except wiring was tedious. Would pay extra for harness that just plugged in.

    Pros: Price right

    Cons: Controls could be more intuitive.

    I've still got it!!

    Written By Kevin K., Memphis, TN on Monday, October 27, 2014

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    Well, you know the drill. My wife's car is a 10+ year old Beetle, and the remote CD changer didn't want to work anymore. When I looked around for a replacement, none was available, so I checked Crutchfield and saw where I could get this Kenwood unit for what??? Many years ago, I worked at a stereo shop and occasionally would have to install a stereo in a car. Man, back in those days, it was a pain in the you know where. So the question was "Did I still have it?" Well, the website said it would fit and they sent everything I needed to install it. Except for a little difficulty with soldering wires because my soldering iron was lame, the installation was as easy as I could have ever expected. It's a tight fit, but it looks awesome, and it sounds great!! My wife can play a CD if she wants to or can hook up the IPOD. Still getting used to the controls and which button does what, so we'll keep the instruction manual close by for a while, but my wife couldn't be happier with it. She was really impressed that she could select the color of the display. I think that impressed her more than the sound or how good my installation looked. I can't believe how nice this stereo is for the money. It's incredible and what's more I found out that "I've still got it!!" Thanks Crutchfield!!

    Pros: Sound, looks, value out the wazoo. I still have a hard time believing how good this stereo is for the money.

    Cons: Controls are a little confusing and buttons are small, but they pack so many features in such a small package, it's probably inevitable.

    Great Value

    Written By Andy, Grand Ledge Mi on Saturday, October 25, 2014

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    I always stick with Kenwood when buying a car stereo, and this one didn't let me down

    Awesome sound

    Written By Stephen, Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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    I installed this in my 2004 Acura MDX. Wow it really woke the system up

    Pros: Ease of operation, great sound, cool tools

    Cons: Faceplate might be a little busy for some

    Great fit!

    Written By Anonymous, CT on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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    This Kenwood fit right in and the sound quality for the price is fantastic! I would highly recommend this product for a value conscious purchase!

    Pros: Sound quality is great! Can't beat the price!

    Cons: N/A

    KENWOOD KDC 258U

    Written By DJ, SC on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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    This is a great, high quality receiver!

    Pros: very easy to install, easy to make adjustments...looks great!

    Cons: none

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Dominic, Litchfield, Minnesota on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    Came in the box with everything that I needed to install it.

    Pros: Everything about this unit is good, from how it looks to how it performs.

    Cons: None.

    Amazedd

    Written By Anonymous, Sacramento, CA on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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    I have a slightly older Kenwood unit in another car, and considering how much I liked that one, I decided to go with another, especially during Crutchfield's deal where you get MasterSheets, wiring, adapter, unit, free tax and shipping all for just the price of the Kenwood. I installed it the same day it came in the mail and wow. I am completely blown away at the difference it made in my car. My factory radio fluctuated power making for very awkward bass notes and cutting out at higher volumes. It didn't provide sufficient power to my Polk Audio speakers making me feel like I wasted my money on those. But with these speakers, I would never even have any use for an amplifier. 100% satisfied with the service and easiness Crutchfield provided. This company has been absolutely the best to work with!

    Pros: clear screen, gives speakers plenty of power, easy to use, feels quality and looks like a built in unit

    Cons: I'm not in my car right now using it!

    Decent unit for the price

    Written By Islander, Seattle,WA on Monday, October 13, 2014

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    Unit was pretty easy to install with instructions supplied by Crutchfield. It looks nice, and has a good range of features - especially like the USB input on the front. Would like it to display the time when the unit is powered off. Not sure why they have remote controls for these car units - still scratching my head over that one.

    Pros: Great price, good features

    Cons: Sound quality probably could be better, but good enough for my ears...

    Great product

    Written By Spiros, North Brunswick Nj on Monday, October 06, 2014

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    I purchased this radio for my 1991 ford ranger and it has been a great addition. The buttons feel solid, and not flimsy like some radios. I would recommend this radio.

    Pros: Color changes Great sound Easy to use

    Cons: No cons

    Kenwood Rocks!!

    Written By Kent T, Northfield, OH on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    Easy to install and great sound. For the price, you can't go wrong. I will recommend this to all of my friends. Hooked up to the Polk Audio db651s speakers I have a great system at an affordable price.

    Pros: Easy to install and great sound..

    Cons: None...

    All I Want

    Written By Steve R, Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    Great sound device. Amazing upgrade to the player I had in my Ranger and that was a replacement for the factory cassette player.

    Pros: Well known name and bunches of 'bells and whistles' to figure out.

    Cons: Not sure about the 'learning curve' involved with those 'bells and whistles.

    Crutchfield purchase

    Written By Joel, augusta, ky on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    The radio and speakers were relatively easy to install, not counting the wires that I had to trace out in my car...lol...since then the sound is great, reception of stations is great. quality is great....

    Pros: Good radio and awesome speakers

    Cons: have to turn volume way up when listening to mp3 player which is what I listen to most of the time..

    Kenwood KDC-258U Very Happy!

    Written By Robert, Alameda, CA on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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    Decided that it was time to replace the stock stereo in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. I wanted to be able to use my MP3 player versus always bringing CD's with me. The install was easy as long as you follow directions and Crutchfield was good about letting me know just what to expect, such as needing to remove the support bar behind the factory stereo (which was very easy). Very happy with the sound, the features, and the price!

    Pros: Easy to install, great sound.

    Cons: The display is a bit faint in daytime.

    Good Stuff

    Written By Doug, Ocean View, NJ on Sunday, September 21, 2014

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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    My Dodge Caravan radio, which sounded pretty good in its own right, finally went belly up when the cassette drive died. I played my iPOD through the unit with the help of a cassette adapter. With the Kenwood, all my issues have been solved. No cassette transport noise, no head noise, just pure response. And with the three bands of EQ, I'm a little closer to getting the response I want in the car. There's plenty enough power and great bass impact (I don't use any loudness or boost!). I also appreciate the ability to change the color scheme to match my dashboard colors.

    Pros: Easiest install I've ever done, bar none, thanks to the proper harnesses and accessories. Great overall performance

    Cons: Clock display has the digits a little too close to the AM/PM lettering

    Well worth the price

    Written By Nick S, Crown point, IN on Thursday, September 18, 2014

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    Nice head unit for the money. Initial set up can be a little confusing without reading manual...But for the most part easy to use.

    Pros: Great sound Many features

    Cons: Menus can take a little bit of time to figure out

    nice

    Written By dustin, afton,wy on Friday, September 05, 2014

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    Great affordable reciever

    Pros: Good sound, cool features, reasonable price.

    Cons: No illumination control from vehicle. Iheart radio and Pandora for Apple only not for android

    Crutchfield Rocks!

    Written By Bushman, Lancaster, PA on Monday, August 25, 2014

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    Great value, lots of features, good sound quality, Crutchfield makes installation easy.

    Pros: Crutchfield ease of installation with the required mounting accessories for a small cost! WOW! I wouldn't go anywhere else. I don't believe that there is a CD player/receiver out there with this many features and sound quality for the price. Love the aux. inputs and the color changing display. Decent amplification for the price.

    Cons: Can't see the display on the brightest setting with top down

    Great Sound and Options

    Written By Perry D., Flagstaff Arizona on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Replaced my factory radio in my 2008 Hyundai Elantra with this stereo and it brought the factory speakers to life. Never anticipated they could sound so good. I did some research and price comparison online and there wasn't any big difference between Crutchfield and others. Went with Crutchfield for there customer support. Haven't even scratched the surface of other options.

    Pros: Easy installation in Elantra. Great sound quality. Excellent quality. Awesome value for price.

    Cons: Haven't checked out online options but have to go online to access some of them.

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Anonymous, Blythewood SC on Monday, August 11, 2014

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    Worth every penny,. !

    New Tunes

    Written By Pete, Indiana on Friday, July 18, 2014

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    I replaced one Kenwood with another. Slight oil pressure gage leak ruined the first one. The installation was very straight forward. Operation is simple to understand. Looks great, does everything that I would have expected from a Kenwood. Very happy with this unit and Crutchfield in general.

    Pros: Simple, Looks good, sounds good, price matched with what you get.

    Cons: None so far....

    Kenwood KDC-258U = Very happy

    Written By Ruben, Bartlett, IL on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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    Right out the box, very easy install and operation. Lots of gadgets to play with and make it my own. The color scheme is fun. I can leave it at one color or let it scroll through. Just that alone made me happy. The sound is clear, functions are easy to get to and the fit was awesome. Very happy that I got this deck versus another I had looked at. Kenwood has not failed me yet, and this continues the tradition!

    Pros: Functionality, Fit, Sound

    Cons: none as of yet

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Bandit, Findlay, OH on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Greatly improved the sound in my car and also picked up radio stations better than the stock unit.

    Pros: Color, easy of use

    Cons: None

    Kenwood Receiver

    Written By Darrell, NY on Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    All I use in my vehicles are Kenwood as they are the most powerful units on the market . I just installed this one in my Kia today and it made a huge difference in the sound even with factory speakers. It offers a host of features and has a multi color display. For the amount I paid for the unit it is a bargain and far better than the factory unit , there is no comparison. If your looking for a inexpensive upgrade to a high power unit with a large varieties of features then either this deck or any Kenwood will enhance your listening pleasure. Do not forget to order the wiring harness and mounting bracket as this will simplify your install and Crutchfield has all you need for this , no Crutchfield is not paying me for this review it is just I have bought several units from them and the tech support and equipment are great. Good luck with your upgrades. By the way ask when you are ordering about seconds and returns as they offer a bunch of gear that are new and are still warrantied , I bought my Bazooka Sub woofer that was a return and have no issues with it and saved a bunch of money.

    Pros: Just a lot of praise for fantastic equip.

    Cons: No complaints.

    Kenwood KDC-258U

    Written By Anonymous, Camden, SC on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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