Kenwood KMM-108U

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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Leave the discs at home

Tired of those scratched-up CDs taking up space in your car? With Kenwood's KMM-108U digital media receiver, you can enjoy your entire digital music library without missing a beat. With no CD player to worry about, Kenwood's engineers were able to pack this receiver with everything you need to enjoy MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files from a variety of devices. The compact "short-body" design will fit into almost any vehicle, too.

Plenty of ways to play

The KMM-108U works with all the latest gear, so you have lots of ways to enjoy your tunes. Got an iPod® or iPhone®? You can plug your player (with optional cable) into the front-panel USB input to enjoy Internet radio on Pandora, iHeartRadio, Aupeo! or TuneIt. Of course, you can also access the music stored in your device using the dedicated "search" and "return" buttons, plus you'll find handy tools like AppMode, Alphabet, Percentage Skip, and Related Search that help you find your music fast. The 13-digit LCD display makes it much easier to see song titles and channel information.

If you store your music on an Android device, Kenwood's Music Control app allows you to enjoy a variety of search and playback features when your phone is plugged into the front-panel USB. You can also plug in a thumb drive, or by jack another device into the front-panel AUX input. This versatile receiver plays MP3, WMA, WAV, and even FLAC files. Whatever you're playing, Kenwood's Drive EQ technology will compensate for wind and road noise to achieve maximum sound quality.

Keep your car's steering wheel audio controls

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • iPod control (also compatible with Music Control app for select Android phones)
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone
    • 13-digit LCD display with red key illumination
    • plays MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files
    • 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
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    • bass boost
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt rear/sub)
    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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    GREAT

    Written By JAG, CA on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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    Exceeded my expectations because the price point.

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Anonymous, Texas on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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    Awesome sound and quality

    Pros: Easy to use, great sound with aftermarket speakers.

    Cons: None

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Anonymous, Utah on Sunday, July 05, 2015

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    Stereo was easy to install and easy to use. You really get a lot for your money with this unit.

    Pros: Easy to use and great sound

    Cons: Can't change display color

    Kenwood digital

    Written By Paul G, Orange County, Ca on Friday, July 03, 2015

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    Overall good product. Fairly easy install in my 02 Explorer.

    Pros: Good sound For a stock product. Nice digital connection features to iPod etc. Nice remote option for the back seat user.

    Cons: Can't change display color (other models can). It's a little complicated to change sound features. No mute button.

    digital radio

    Written By BenH, Indiana on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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    Fits my vehicle perfectly. Looks great. (Hope nobody steals it.) Many features I'll never use. (What's the remote for?)

    Pros: Looks and sounds great. I will use the USB port. Well lighted. I like the USB port dust cover. All my HAM radio gear are Kenwood so I was happy Kenwood made a replacement in-dash radio that fit my vehicle.

    Cons: Complicated. I just wanted a simple AM/FM radio maybe play a books-on-tape. Remote Control? No thanks. Pandora? No thanks. I Heart radio? No thanks. IPOD? No thanks. Probably great features for somebody else but not me.

    A Great Deck

    Written By Alex S, Connecticut on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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    This head unit fit like a glove into my 1989 Mercedes 300E. I was not expecting it to go in so easily. Combined with the wiring harness adapter, the installation took less than an hour to complete. The sound is far superior to the factory stereo and it sounds amazing! The iPod functionality is a dream, and changing songs by using the buttons on the deck is much safer than looking at an iPod if you are driving. A great value, I couldn`t be happier!

    Very Nice product.

    Written By Marty, Connecticut on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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    Went in easy, sounds great!

    Excellent stereo

    Written By JamieT, Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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    I bought this for my sons car, it was very easy to install and he loves it! Sound quality is Great, visual appearance of the stereo is awesome!

    Pros: Easy to install, Great sound quality and nice visual appearance.

    Cons: none

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Anonymous, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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    Like the fact that I could buy a stereo with out a player of some sort and save money while getting quality sound. I need to replace some other head units and will probably use this style of unit again.

    Pros: Smaller size. Good sound quality.

    Cons: Will not read thumb drive unless files are converted to mp3 format.

    Does the job, no more no less

    Written By Steve, New Jersey on Saturday, June 13, 2015

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    Does everything it says, no more and no less. Does the job good but does not amplify the sound as much as I would have though. Probably

    Great value

    Written By Happy purchaser, Vicksburg, ms on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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    This is a great unit for the money. If you're serious about upgrading your sound system you probably will want more. If you're just upgrading from factory though, this unit will blow you away.

    Pros: Good sound quality for price range. Livens up speakers well compared to stock. Excellent price

    Cons: It could use HD radio, more EQ bands, and Bluetooth, but that would completely blow away its price advantage. Not really anything to complain about....

    Great for the price

    Written By Anonymous, Memphis, TN on Saturday, May 16, 2015

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    Got everything I wanted out of the product, but the directions lacked one of the wiring connections that was specific to my car so I had to troubleshoot for longer than I should have

    Pros: Quality, cheap, looks good

    Cons: Remote is a little weak, wiring instructions lacked

    Only redness

    Written By Lightfighter, California on Monday, May 11, 2015

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    For the money it is a nice unit.

    Pros: Value, sounds great, easy to install, small package.

    Cons: Red color only, volume knob looks cheap, no bluetooth

    Great Upgrade

    Written By Baron, Virginia on Monday, April 20, 2015

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    Wondering now why I waited so long. Wasted time and money with various iPhone/iPod adapters and this stereo is the right solution. Love the Pandora control and it definitely sounds much better. Crutchfield was easy to do business with and all of the installation components made the install a breeze. Super happy!

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By norman, Florida on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    Excellent sound and ease of use

    Pros: easy install

    Cons: the volume button is recessed to far in. Making it hard to turn

    Works great

    Written By Matt, Louisiana on Friday, April 03, 2015

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    Went in easy....only thing that tripped me out is if you have Keyless Entry, you need to keep the stock radio and connect it to the new radio and then hide it behind the center console...

    Not a bad unit

    Written By Scott S, Riverton, WY on Monday, March 23, 2015

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    Typical sound quality for a Kenwood, always one of my favorites. Compact size (depth) is a plus. My only complaint is that when scrolling through menus, the display changes much slower than the other units I own. You have to pause a second to see where you are in the menu tree. Just a little annoying.

    Pros: Price, sound

    Cons: display

    very good unit

    Written By cowboy68, Louisiana on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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    very good unit love the display

    Fits & Sounds Great

    Written By Dan, Georgia on Friday, March 06, 2015

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    This is my 3d Kenwood, but the first time I installed one myself. This fit a 2002 BMW 325i perfectly, with the recommended accessories from Crutchfield. I'm not an audiophile, but it sounds good to me & it works perfectly with my old iPod Nano. "Ease of Use" is not a 5-star only b/c there are many features I don't understand, but it's easy to use the basic functions.

    Pros: Fits well in the car & sounds good.

    Cons: More features than I need, but they don't inhibit its overall functionality.

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By EB, Alabama on Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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    Sounds great with no issues installing it. I would recommend it to friends

    Thumbs up!

    Written By Kenwood Media Receiver, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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    Great little head unit. Great function and sound for the cost.

    Pros: Great looks. Functions are easy to use. USB and aux input are a bonus.

    Cons: n/a

    Great stereo

    Written By Derek, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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    Great stereo, sound is there, had professionally installed.

    Looks and sound

    Written By Andrew, Los Banos, CA on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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    First of all Crutchfield is awesome they come with everything you need to install this receiver without a professional. So I went ahead and installed it myself. Overall it's a great receiver that looks futuristic and the light is Ajustsble from brightness to dimming which is also nice. The sound is amazing compared to stock speakers and receiver. I installed some speakers for my front doors and some speakers for my rear deck also were both Crutchfield products. I love use Kenwood only because it's affordable and highly rated.

    Pros: Install, coolness factor, easy to use.

    Cons: Remote was useless, the wire was unable to look up to stock wire harness.

    Kenwood FTW

    Written By Grant M., Denver, CO on Saturday, November 15, 2014

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    I purchased this unit looking for a cheap upgrade to my stock head unit. First off, the sound is amazing once you find the "sweet spot" with EQing it, the interface is easy to use, the radio quality isn't the best but I rarely ever use it,. Overall, if you are upgrading a stock head unit then this is an excellent product for you.

    Pros: Easy to use AUX/USB sound quality Sub preamp Ipod/Iphone compatibility Clear text Detachable faceplate Sturdy design

    Cons: Radio sound quality One color Remote control has to be aimed directly at the unit

    Great deck

    Written By Nhrangerjoe, Roanoke Rapids on Monday, November 10, 2014

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    I have used kenwood decks for years and have always been very pleased with Thier build quality. Sound quality is excellent, ease of use was excellent, and good options at a cut throat price. Will buy again

    Pros: Quality through and through at a great price

    Cons: Time will not display on screen

    BOOM

    Written By water tower, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, November 03, 2014

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    very good

    Pros: good

    Good Stereo

    Written By Jim, New Paltz, NY on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    Easy to install, loud and clear sound, a big improvement over the factory system

    Pros: Good instructions from Crutchfield team, Radiohead and new speakers made a huge difference in softop Wrangler

    Cons: None

    great stereo

    Written By Tom, Wichita, ks. on Friday, September 19, 2014

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    Sounds great,looks good, installed in a motorcycle batwing fairing.

    Pros: Small compact,light, good visabilty on screen

    Cons: Remote does not turn the receiver off.

    Even better than expected!

    Written By Nate, Chico, CA on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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    I am really impressed with this stereo for the price. Menu interface is logical and easy once you've had a day to orient yourself, and the manual is very helpful in listing all of the menu areas and functions. USB feature works great with my thumbdrive, which is so much nicer than having a binder of cds in the car. Aux input transmits clean sound. Being able to set volume offsets between sources helps when switching between radio, aux and usb. Lightweight because of the lack of cd drive, but the build quality still feels as solid as my wife's more expensive Kenwood unit. Most units these days only seem to have a temporary clock mode or a small time display on a second line, but this unit can quickly and easily change between many display modes including a full-screen clock that stays on screen. Some small usability quirks I don't like: The up and down buttons are on shared button paddle pieces with the source and search buttons and while these buttons work ok they feel cheap and they press in with a clunky motion. In comparison all the other buttons have a nicer and more solid feel. For navigating the usb drive, the top button goes "up" the alphabetical list (a to z) and the bottom button goes down (z to a) however this is the opposite direction of how computers usually display these kind of lists (starting with a at the top). Just a needless and odd little quirk. Thankfully the dial can be used for file navigation and the "clockwise for a-to-z" makes more sense

    Pros: Great value Has a full-time clock display mode in all input modes and in standby! USB mode remembers the song and position on my thumb drive if I've taken it out

    Cons: Display is only one line No button and display color customization like on more expensive models USB slot is too close to AUX input and large thumbdrives can push on your input cord Small usability quirks (see review)

    Awesomeness to the MAX

    Written By Hammy Technoid, Lake Woebegone, Minn. on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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    I literally installed this radio in the parking lot where I work in less than 10 minutes. Don't get me wrong, there was about 90 minutes of prep work the night before. I matched up the harness adapter to the wiring of the radio, soldered and heat shrinked, and then assembled the mounting bracket onto the radio. All that was left to do was pull the stock radio out and connect this one, which I did in approx. 10 mins. My stock radio was stubborn coming out, otherwise it would have only taken 5 minutes. Setting up the sound so it sounded good took another 10 mins or so. It was mostly trial and error finding the best settings. After that I plugged in a USB stick and the music was incredible. Being able to step through folders is liking having a massive selection at my fingertips. And the fact that it only cost 80 Dollars!!!!! Awesome to the MAX.

    Pros: It's not a heavy radio. It plays loudly with good bass. 3 band tone controls, bass, mid, treble. Reads new folders from USB with simple button push. Well lit display. Several display options allow for choices. NO MOVING PARTS! Removable display is easy to come off and back on. Stays on last song played when ignition key shut off.

    Cons: Doesn't hold the memory of the previous folder, always returns to song one.

    cheap but good. wanted iphone support

    Written By john, McLean, VA on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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    Compared to the Chrysler radio you can see why this costs less than $100. It's cheap and light weight but the installation in my Jeep was pretty easy and the instructions were spot on. I really wanted something that would play from my iPhone 5c and all the alternatives that preserved my Chrysler radio were too expensive. So I opted for a total replacement. It fits the bill. Crutchfield does a good job with installation notes and provides all the bits & pieces you need to put this in. Installation took about an hour. Why is it that aftermarket radios always have such crummy knobs and try to make every knob do five functions.

    Pros: cheap. decent sound. fits well and supports my iPhone 5c

    Cons: light color not consistent with other dash lights. no dimming of lights. all the controls are too small. way too many "features" no one will ever use; it makes the controls way more complex than they need to be cheap build quality; it feels and looks cheap. It is.

    Excellent price and product

    Written By LK, North Augusta, SC on Saturday, August 09, 2014

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    It was easy to install, great sounds and look. The factory plug adapter was very helpful.

    Great product

    Written By Anonymous, San Antonio, TX on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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    Great product, and because it was shorter in depth it made the install even easier.

    Pros: Great sound and quality

    Cons: No Bluetooth

    My Kenwood experience

    Written By THEjpsuth, Caledonia, MI on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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    I have had my Kenwood head unit for about a month now, and I don't know how I made it all that time with out it. It was very easy to install, and looks great! The service through crutchfield is always great, and made the experience of installing my new sound system even better.

    Pros: It looks amazing, sounds good, and my cars rockin' every day now

    Cons: It doesnt fit exactly into the space provided, but I believe that was a user error

    great product, great price

    Written By tgriff, Merna, NEW 68856 on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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    Great product easy to install

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Anonymous, Montville, CT on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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    Awesome stereo...exactly what I was looking for...easy to install!

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By tbK, kansas on Monday, July 07, 2014

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    very good product overall

    Pros: has great sound quality built for ipod connection which is great

    Cons: doesnt have front and reaer preamp outputs for a amp install only has sub preamp output

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Anonymous, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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    Im a kenwood fan. This is my 2nd time buying this deck. Perfect for a simple build with one sub since theres only one precut. Well worth the money.

    Nice stereo

    Written By Rob D, New Harmony IN on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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    You don't get Bluetooth but the sound quality for the price and the build is pretty good.

    Pros: good sound quality and quality build

    Cons: no bluetooth or card reader

    Great upgrade

    Written By ks, Texas on Friday, May 23, 2014

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    Great upgrade from the factory stereo in my Jeep. The front USB plug made life allot easier when connecting our iPhone and USB drive. The sound quality is great and with the added power of this unit, there is plenty of volume, even with the top down.

    Pros: Front USB

    Cons: none

    Good as long as you don't need AM radio

    Written By Eric6220, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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    Kenwood Media Receiver KMM-108U

    Pros: Excellent FM performance, better than the Factory Honda head, audio in from the smartphone and laptop works. Don't use usb except as a phone charger, can't comment on Pandora feature.

    Cons: Subpar AM performance, especially on the lower AM band. The radio is almost completely blind of 5kw KLIF 570AM, and a struggle to hear AM 660, which has a 20kw daytime power. The Honda Insight has an 18" rubber duck, not a windshield antenna. I thought omission of the CD player Kenwood may design a better radio, well FM is better. I have a Blaupunkpt Orlando I purchased from the 90's from CF, I saved it from a vehicle I sold and installed it, superior AM reception compared to the Kenwood.

    Great Little Head Unit

    Written By JimN, Acworth, GA on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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    Great Head Unit for a 1993 GMC Pickup. Factory radio was pretty much dead, so this was a major improvement. Since I've owned Kenwood in the past, I pretty much knew what to expect. Plenty of power for the 4X6 Pioneer speakers I also purchased. I added boxed 6X9's behind the seat. I won't win any sound competitions, but I wasn't trying to! Install was pretty straight forward...removing the old unit was a bit of a pain. Crutchfield service (Customer and Tech) as always was top notch. Can't say enough good things about Crutchfield! The Master Sheet was SUPER helpful, as I had no idea the amp and Radio Control Unit were 2 separate pieces...in 2 different locations. I called Tech support for clarification on the antenna connection, only to find out the antenna cable had become disconnected from the amp (thus why I only got one radio station with factory unit), and had hidden itself in the dash panel under the steering wheel. Won't miss CDs, just plug in the iPod, hit random, and GO! Pleasantly surprised by the receiver section: great reception and little to no hiss/static/etc.

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use, and plenty of power for my application.

    Cons: None for my application.

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Frosty, Lebanon, OH on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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    Nice working unit. So far it plays, works, looks great.

    Pros: Does everything it is suppose to do well.

    KMM-108U

    Written By BL, Stokesdale,NC on Saturday, May 03, 2014

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    Great radio over all for the price! Sounds good to me but I was not looking for a top notch radio just something to put in my 05 Camry . I thought the menu was easy to use once you learn how it works. Connects fine to my I phone the Pandora controls work great. I do not like how bright the keys are at night you can dim the radio display but from what i can tell not the keys, I would recommend it over all.

    Pros: Price, simple install, would buy it again

    Cons: Keys are bright at night, still needed a interface box to connect to my steering wheel the box was almost as much as the radio.

    Kenwood KMM 180U

    Written By Gerardo f., Kahului hawaii on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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    Good stereo but dosnt have good sound quality but for the price I paid can't really argue with it

    Pros: Easy to connect looks good

    Cons: Needs better sound quality

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Anonymous, West Virginia on Monday, April 14, 2014

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    Nice upgrade to stock unit. Music sounds more clear and easy to install

    Pros: Better sound quality, good head unit for price

    Cons: Takes a short while to get used to

    Great radio for under $100, Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By Nathen L., Cincinnati, OH on Thursday, April 03, 2014

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    A fairly inexpensive yet feature packed aftermarket radio that's easy to install and sounds great. For anyone who's still running an old stock radio or tape deck and wants a sub $100 upgrade, this one's perfect. You'll lose the CD player but really you won't ever miss it after being able to play music from your MP3 player or phone via the USB and AUX ports.

    Pros: - Very easy to install, especially with a factory plug adapter. - Inexpensive - USB and Flash Drive support - iPhone/iPod/iPad support for Apple fans - Sounds a million times better than my stock radio - Plenty of EQ adjustments to get it sounding right for your car

    Cons: - No CD player (But who really needs those anymore anyway) - Settings are a bit clunky to navigate though but after everything is to your liking, the rest is quite straight forward and easy.

    Kenwood KMM-108U

    Written By J.R., Del Rio, TX on Monday, March 24, 2014

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    Awesome stereo, great sound and great price

    kenwood kmm-108u

    Written By storm, california on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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    the unit works fine although it is difficult to scroll thru the menus to change any of the settings such as balance, fader,bass,treble while driving. the ipod function works well. the front inputs are easy to use.

    Pros: ipod connection on front is easy to use. radio reception seems to be better than the factory uniit. sound quality is better than the delco unit.

    Cons: hard to adjust features if driving ie balance,fader, bass, treble for different types of music.

    KMM-108U Great, plays FLAC etc

    Written By tblewy, Ramsey,NJ on Friday, February 21, 2014

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    Easy install in my 97 land cruiser, sounds great, especially Flac files played through USB or my Sansa Clip+ played through the AUX 3.5 mini port. Good radio reception. Don't at all miss either cassette or cd player Thank you Kenwood for the product and the Crutchfield technical staff for the small bit of help and advice I needed.

    Pros: FLAC, USB, Aux and small with excellent sound. especially with USB playing FLAC files. Sansa playing them through aux port almost as good and most people probably can't discern a difference?

    Cons: USB file index structure not as nice or as fast to use as Sansa Clip+ ( a great little mp3 player) with Rockbox free software installed in it.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RC-406)
    • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20KHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini No
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    USB/Android/Aux Integration
    iPod/iPhone Control
    Audio Section
    Display & Tuner Features
    Remote Control

    USB/Android/Aux Integration

    USB Port: The Kenwood KMM-108U features a front panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The unit supports playback of MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files stored on a compatible USB memory device formatted with FAT file system. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Media Type Description
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1 kHz
    FLAC: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA, WAV, and Flac tags
    Note: When a mass-storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Drive Change features lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as an SD card) for stored music playback. The Drive Change feature also lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub.

    Music Control for Android Smartphone: The Kenwood Music Control app for Android organizes your Android smartphone's music, while providing quick and easy search capability from the Kenwood digital media receiver. The free Kenwood Music Control App for Android can be downloaded onto your Android smartphone from the Google Play App Store. Your Android smartphone must be running Android OS Froyo or Gingerbread (2.2+). Once the app is downloaded and has a chance to organize all the stored music on your Android smartphone, you can connect your Android smartphone to the Kenwood digital media receiver via USB (your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol). The Kenwood Music Control app offers the following Android supported functions.

    • Song Management: Music stored in your Android smartphone can be navigated from the Kenwood digital media receiver. Songs can be easily selected by searching for a Song title, Artist name, Album label, or Genre.
    • Song Information Display: Song information such as Artist name, Song title, and Album label are displayed on the connected Kenwood digital media receiver.
    • Mood Playlist: Playlists can be created by classifying songs into categories by type of mood. Songs are analyzed and classified into the following categories of moods - High Energy (Active/Powerful/Core), Acoustic (Detailed/Simple/Smooth/Easy), Standard (Dynamic/Rockin/Vivid), Stylistic (Cool/Urban/Trance)
    • Intro Skip: This function allows you to choose and listen to only the hook-lines of songs stored in your Android smartphone.
    Note: When the Kenwood Music Control app is first downloaded it will require some time to populate all the music, so we suggest doing this overnight.

    Music Editor Compatible: The Kenwood KMM-108U supports the PC application, Kenwood Music Editor Lite Kenwood's Music Editor Lit (v1.1.0). Kenwood Music Editor Lite is a Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB thumbdrive from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB thumbdrive using Kenwood Music Editor Lite through this unit, you can search a file by title, album, or artist name using the head unit's Music Search function. The Kenwood Music Editor Light (v1.1.0) Windows-based software can be downloaded for free from Kenwood's website to your PC. The Kenwood Music Editor Light is compatible with the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.

    • Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
    • Windows 8
    Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or Android

    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 a portable MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function. The KMM-108U allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV. The unit has three aux input modes.

    iPod/Android Control

    iPod Direct Connection: The Kenwood KMM-108U's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The KMM-108U supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Kenwood's dock connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-108U.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-108U.

    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    iPod Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The Kenwood head unit supports audio playback of stored music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. The KMM-108U provides music control and song/artist information display.

    • Music Control: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer, Song, or Podcast. You can search these categories alphabetically (A-Z) or using a percentage search (0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10%). The head unit also supports Repeat (file) & Random (folder) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen. Older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Song/Artist Info: The KMM-108U will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone): The Kenwood KMM-108U allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KMM-108U via the Kenwood KCA-iP102 cable (sold separately), or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood KMM-108U using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP102 USB/iPod connector cable (sold separately), or the cable supplied with your iPhone. The Kenwood KMM-108U provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can save up to five Pandora stations as presets. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.
    • iHeartRadio Link: The free iHeartRadio Link app for Kenwood from  lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood KMM-108U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KMM-108U will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to the Pandora and iHeartRadio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KMM-108U is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/30/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora/iHeart Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N