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Kenwood KDC-C719

10-disc CD changer (New Stock)

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Load up Kenwood's KDC-C719 with 10 of your favorite CDs, CD-Rs, or CD-RWs and hit the road. Just connect this CD changer to the changer input on the back of your Kenwood in-dash receiver and you'll be cruising for hours to non-stop music.

The KDC-C719's Quad 1-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter ensures superior musical resolution and detail. CD Text will display on a compatible receiver, and you can name up to 100 of your favorite discs. The changer may be mounted at 0°-5°, 45°-50°, or 85°-90° angles.

Details:
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • oil-damped suspension
  • Integrated Quad 1-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter
  • disc naming — up to 100 discs with compatible Kenwood receiver
  • CD Text display (with encoded discs) on compatible receiver
  • disc naming for 100 discs (with compatible receiver)
  • mounts horizontally, vertically, and at 45 degrees
  • CD frequency response 5-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 100 dB
  • 16-foot connection cable included
  • 10-1/8"W x 3-1/4"H x 7-3/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year (new stock); 90 days (refurbished)
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  • Silver 10-Disc CD changer with 3 transport screws and attached transport screw note
  • One KCA-M112 10-disc magazine with attached caution sheet
  • 16' Changer control cable (13-pin male connector on each end)
  • 2 Plastic mounting brackets
  • 4 Self-tapping screws
  • 4 Machine screws (each with a flat washer and a lock washer)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Changer Control Cable Caution note

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Features

Compatibility: This changer is compatible with Kenwood changer controllers made in 1998 and later. There is no O-N switch, so it cannot be connected to pre-1998 controllers.

Digital Optimum Servo Control (DOSC): This circuitry enables the CD changer to determine each disc's reflection rate and the modulation rate of its pits, enabling the changer to set the ideal servo gain for each disc. DOSC also adjusts servo gain and balance when it encounters vibration, scratches, dust, or fingerprints, reducing mistracking and skipping.

Precision Digital Timing (DPAC): A high-precision master clock circuit that is isolated from signal-processing circuits to eliminate interference. This ensures that digital information is processed at exactly the same rate as it was recorded, eliminating jitter (time-based errors that make music sound harsh).

Digital Filter: This unit has an 8-times oversampling digital filter, which is a circuit that removes most of the unwanted digital data from a digital audio waveform while it's still in the digital form. This allows the use of much gentler, better sounding analog filters when the digital waveform is converted back to an analog music signal.

Integrated Quad 1-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter: Four digital-to-analog converters, two for each channel, improve playback sound quality, including musical detail and resolution. Using two converters for each channel reduces distortion by half.

Anti-Vibration Disc Transport: The disc transport mechanism uses soft butyl rubber insulators for exceptional shock resistance, along with ceramic-injected silicon oil that absorbs jarring vibrations even at extreme temperatures, reducing skipping and mistracking.

CD Compatibility: This unit will play prerecorded CDs, finalized CD-R discs, and finalized CD-RW discs.

CD Text: When playing CD Text encoded CDs, this changer will transmit the data for display on compatible Kenwood head units equipped with CD Text display capability.

Disc Naming: When used with a compatible head unit, the changer allows Disc Naming for 100 discs and up to 12 characters for each disc name.

Mounting Angles: You can install this changer at a 0-5 degree, 40-50 degree, or 85-90 degree angle. There are angle switching dials on both sides of the unit that must be set to agree with the mounting angle of the unit. Note: The supplied mounting brackets are for horizontal and vertical mounts only relative to the surface the changer is mounted to. Mounting the changer at a 40-50 degree angle requires mounting the changer to a flat surface, angled at 40-50 degrees, using the brackets in the horizontal position.

Dimensions: The changer dimensions at each mounting angle are as follows:

Measurements (including brackets) Horizontal Mount
0-5 degrees
Vertical Mount
85-90 degrees
Width 12.007" 11.98"
Height 3.445" 7.425"
Depth 7.154" 3.201"
 
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KDC-C719 Review

Written By audley3946, Port St. Lucie, FL on Saturday, October 27, 2012
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I have been using a Kenwood KDC-C717 since 1998, and it is still working. The Kenwood KDC-C717 and the Kenwood KDC-C719 are very much the same, so that is why I bought a Kenwood KDC-C719 for another vehicle in 10/12.
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KDC-C719

Written By MWEvans, Fayetteville, NC on Monday, February 07, 2011
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Good addition to the Kenwood head unit.
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5 out of 5

awesome

Written By jerry K, McVeytown,PA on Saturday, September 11, 2010
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I never had a 10 disc changer before.......I had a 6 disc with my system before...till it went bad...i called up crutchfield asked them if they still had the old model 6 disc i had..... they told me they no longer had the 6 disc they had up graded to the 10 disc.......for the price i wanted.... it right away...i ordered it....i really love the 10 disc changer...i barely have to worry bout not having enough music in my truck......i really like it....Thanks crutchfield
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good CD changer

Written By Darlene, Senatobia, MS on Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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This product was purchased for my son's car and he is very happy with this product. The only disappointment is that the CD changer will not read music in an MP3 format. I would recommend this product and have found it to be a very good buy.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Disc Changer

Written By D, Arizona on Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Excellent disc changer, good quality sound and good value for the price. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because it doesn't have the option to mix all the CDs, but other than that: so far, so good! I'm happy!
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KDC-C719

Written By tom, Tempe, AZ on Friday, April 04, 2008
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This disc changer works great. It was easy to install into my factory stereo. I needed the adapter cable for it to work. With help from the on line chat we determind the right adapter for my car. Thanks, now I have some tunes to listen to.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Kenwood KDC-C719

Written By Timothy, Athens, AL on Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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Easy to install and works as advertised.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Have 2 now

Written By RJ, Bowie, MD on Wednesday, November 07, 2007
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I have two now, one in each car. One car had a stock CD changer, and this unit fits perfectly where that was (and gives me four more discs), for a factory look with better sound quality. I have one mounted horizontally and one vertically, and both work perfectly and never skip.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Kenwood KDC-C719

Written By Rick, New York on Friday, August 10, 2007
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great product easy hook-up and use. Great quality for the price!
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5 out of 5

Couldn't be easier

Written By Sean, Sacramento, CA on Monday, March 26, 2007
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Just like everything else from Crutchfield, installiing this CD Changer couldn't have been easier. I hooked it up to my existing Kenwood stereo (also purchased from Crutchfield) and everything went smoothly. This CD changer works quite nicely and seems to move from disc to disc quickly. I don't have much experience with other changers so I can't say how fast or slow it is comparatively but it doesn't make me wait long when I move from one disc to another. I also very much enjoy the disc naming ability so I can easily see which of my 10 discs I am listenign to without having to remember what disc is in which slot.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great changer

Written By Bennyboy, Newark, NJ. on Sunday, January 21, 2007
 
Just receive mine for Christmas,what a great changer, no skiping at all.. Plays CDRW, CD's great. One day I hit a big mountain hole, and the changer did not skip a beat. The changer sounds just as good as my radio player, which is a Kenwood too. One of the best changer on the market.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Easy to install

Written By Fred, Springfield, VA on Monday, November 27, 2006
 
Installation was easier than I anticipated, although the directions were a little sketchy for replacing a factory CD changer. Finally figured it out with the help of Crutchfield techs and it works great.

My only complaint about the Kenwood is that the CD trays pull all the way out and are rather flimsy. The original factory changer (Sony) was a lot easier to load and unload. But I couldn't locate one of those.

The Kenwood was marked down to $149 in the scratched and dented section, so I made out. All the parts were there, but you could tell the screws had been used before. Not a big deal, since everything was in the box!
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5 out of 5

Lots of Sound, Small Price

Written By SeaLeopard06, Charleston, IL on Thursday, April 27, 2006
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Purchased this unit and a Kenwood KRC-335 deck for my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. Installation was easy, shock suppression is great and it's so convenient. I especially like the ability to randomly shuffle through the entire 10-disc cartridge. Lots of sound for a small price.
10 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kenwood KDC-C719

Written By jc43089, Marathon, WI on Wednesday, July 06, 2005
 
I bought this cd changer for my dad and he loves it he has it in his 2001 Taurus and it works awesome no skipping on our bumpy road or anything. And for the price who wouldnt want it.
75 out of 103 people found this helpful
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