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Kenwood KDC-MP345U

CD receiver (New Stock)

Item #: 113MP345U

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Original Price: $119.99

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Kenwood's KDC-MP345U CD receiver gives you iPod® control through its USB input, but that's just the beginning of the story for this solid performer.

Easy to use with your iPod
You'll feel totally at home when you plug in your iPod. Connect it to the front panel USB input, then take control with the Multi Control Wheel to navigate your tracks and playlists. You can search for a song alphabetically, or by jumping through your playlists in 10% increments. Kenwood includes dedicated "Search" and "Return" keys that eliminate the need to work through menus when you're making a quick search. Your passengers can also use the iPod's controls to access songs, or they can take advantage of the full-featured remote control that Kenwood includes with this receiver.

Musical and expansion options
The KDC-MP345U plays CDs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files, and features a handy front-panel auxiliary input you can use for other music sources. Kenwood's robust internal amplifier, flexible 3-band equalizer, and bass boost ensure you'll like the sound. Two sets of preamp outputs let you add outboard amplifiers, and you can activate a low-pass filter and sub level control for fingertip command over your bass.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with illuminated USB and auxiliary inputs
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • iPod EQ setting
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter and sub level control
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (front, 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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    Buy a newer unit.

    Written By lkj, SoCal on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I will keep it short: you should buy a newer unit than this one.

    Pros: Front USB connection. Apple Nano/iPod compatible. Plays burned CDs w/ mp3 format.

    Cons: AM radio reception very susceptible to noise from above-ground power lines and also the running engine. The stock radio that came with the car did NOT have that problem. No mute button. Had to re-flash the unit several times b/c of iPod interface problems.

    Great buy

    Written By Caleb, West Chester PA on Friday, June 10, 2011

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    You can't go wrong for the price of the unit. Alot better than my stock infinity head unit. AV and USB work without any problems with the IPHONE 3GS and any IPOD I've plugged into it.

    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written By StockBeGone, Kingsport, TN on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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    I love this stereo. I would recommend it to anyone.

    great buy nice unit!

    Written By DON, CANANDAIGUA on Sunday, June 05, 2011

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    This unit is realy cool. played my mp3 from the front controls. Sound is just OK but that may be my speakers ( found the wires just wrapped in place) This was simple to install thanks to Crutcfields harness and front plate kit, I would buy it again,

    Excellent value

    Written By Scott S, Pelham, AL on Friday, June 03, 2011

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    I have been very pleased and impressed with the KW-MP345U. It is actually my first after-market system in the last 20 years. This is a great value for the money, produces a lot of sound, easily installed, and the navigation is pretty simple. I just wish they had made it to where you could display the clock and the source at the same time. Otherwise, I find no faults with the unit.

    Nice for the $

    Written By asland, Omaha, NE on Thursday, May 26, 2011

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    When my radio works it works great however when I get in my car and it's hot outside so the car feels pretty hot the radio does not turn on until I turn on my air for awhile. If my heat is on after awhile the radio turns off. Crutchfield replace the radio but the new one does it also which makes me think it's something else but I have no idea what to look at next.

    I gave it 5 stars because when it does work it works great, sounds great and I love having the usb and aux plugins.


    Written By BigShowJoe, Upstate SC on Thursday, May 26, 2011

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    For the price, I challenge you to find a better head unit. This is my first experience with anything Kenwood and definitely won't be my last. Nice search features when using USB or Ipod. 22 watts RMS which is higher than most. Two things I would add to this unit if I could: 1. A dimmer that ties into the instrument panel's dimmer. 2. Ability to read song data from radio stations.

    Overall very happy and I would recommend this to anybody.


    Written By De La Rosa, cape coral Fl on Monday, May 23, 2011

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    I,m very happy with my new kenwood receiver but what I like the most is your installation gear very simple. anyone with good sense could do it.


    Written By JohnP, AK on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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    It was a good upgrade from my factory setup


    Written By Dan, York, PA on Monday, May 16, 2011

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    Exactly what I wanted and easy to install in my '99 Oldsmobile Alero. Love the iPod
    support and choice to use either the head unit or iPod itself for control. Can't beat it
    for the price!

    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written By Layabout, San Jose, CA on Monday, May 16, 2011

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    Good sound, easy installation in a 2001 Subaru, but the bezel can not be used &
    trimming it won't work because both sides would have to be shaved down to paper
    width. Also, the receiver allows only some iPods to retain tuning control, which
    leaves you with tuning through the stereo---a slower & more cumbersome technique.


    Written By Chris, Gretna, NE on Monday, May 16, 2011

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    Great sound, easy install, thanks.

    Kenwood is timeless!!

    Written By Brian N., Katy, TX on Monday, May 16, 2011

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    What can I say, Kenwood was great back when I was in High School. I installed
    this Kenwood for my daughter, who is in highschool, and the experience has'nt
    changed a bit. STILL AWSOME!! Hope the same quality is there so I can install
    my grandkids stereo one day.

    Nice Radio + Iphone works great with it.

    Written By Troy, Madisonville,KY on Saturday, May 14, 2011

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    Radio was a great value, really like the usb for the iphone. More to this radio than an old guy like me needs but sounds is great, what more can a person ask for? I never give 5 stars..its great not perfect.

    Perfect for iPhone 3GS!

    Written By TJ_1611, Sault Sainte Marie, MI on Sunday, May 08, 2011

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    This receiver was an excellent value for the price! Right from the beginning, the
    sound quality over my older Sony receiver was apparent, and the unit felt like it
    was made with more care and appreciation for the consumer. The bass boost,
    paired with a new set of speakers I had installed previously was pretty killer
    without a subwoofer. Also, directly connecting my iPhone 3GS was a snap, and
    it is possible to change music with either the receiver or the iPhone itself, which
    was a MUST for me.

    My only complaint is the lack of color variations and only being able to change
    the brightness via two different options. I guess I cannot complain too much,
    because of the bargain price :). The low price, great sound quality and
    Crutchfield's great customer service made for a great (and simple) switch.

    Good Value

    Written By BryceG, SF Bay Area on Sunday, May 08, 2011

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    I've never purchased any car audio equipment in my life, so my experience with
    other pieces of equipment is very limited.

    I went with Kenwood because of all the good things I've heard about them from
    various sources, and their RMS of 22W was higher than other company's 17 or
    20W RMS ratings. As a complete novice it took me a little over an hour to install
    the headunit in my garage. It was very simple on a Ford Mustang.

    As far as sound quality goes, there was a definite improvement from the stock
    headunit, but you must use all of the settings and options correctly. However, I
    was not blown away by the improvement and will be replacing all my speakers
    soon, most likely with Kickers. In other words, this headunit sounds so good, I
    could really tell how much my speakers were limiting the overall sound.

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    Written By JTR, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, May 05, 2011

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    A great replacement radio for my son's Xterra. We installed in less than two hours
    and the sound and power are much improved for a great price. Overall solid value
    for the money.

    Quality sound

    Written By deadheadAdam, OP, KS on Thursday, May 05, 2011

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    I upgraded the OEM Blaupunkt head unit in my 2003 Focus because I wanted the
    flexibility of multiple inputs. The price was right and with the included
    installation kit, so was the fit. Added to the previously installed Kenwood
    KFC-1693PS speakers- the sound is great, not crazy loud, but tonally correct,
    with precise mids and highs. I mostly listen to live jambands downloaded in FLAC
    and the USB input has far exceeded my expectations. I'm still working through
    the various adjustments, but so far so good...

    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written By Josh, Menlo Park. Ca on Thursday, May 05, 2011

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    Very Nice stereo system, with the master sheets and wiring harnesses installing it
    was easy, and the usb input was exactly what i was looking for to connect my ipod
    and not having to worry about it running out of battery

    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written By XChevyXRidaX69, Towner, ND on Wednesday, May 04, 2011

    i purchased this cd player for my 01 chevy silverado 1500 and i love it!.. this has
    been one of my favorite cd players i have ever purchased... i was going to go
    with a Pioneer but iam glad i didnt, it very easy to use display is great during
    the day and night..... customer service was unbelievable, easy to talk to got
    what i needed. Will defintely do business with them again!

    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written By steed, knoxville,TN on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

    probably the best deal you can get on a receiver anywhere. great price does everything I want it to and more. definitely the best receiver I have ever had. pretty easy install for the most part and if you have any questions just call an advisor, thats what I did and I didn't have any problems they were clear and detailed. highly recommend this product.

    "just one little thing"

    Written By Gary E, Sarasota, FL on Monday, May 02, 2011

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