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Kenwood KDC-MP345U

CD receiver (New Stock)

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Original Price: $119.99

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Overview

Our take on the Kenwood KDC-MP345U

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.

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.

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

lkj, SoCal

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What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis
  • Sleeve (attached)
  • Face (attached)
  • Trim ring (attached)
  • Wiring harness
  • RC-405 Wireless remote control (with CR2025 3V lithium-battery installed)
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Back support screw
  • Black cloth face carrying pouch
  • Instruction Manual (Eng/Spa/Fre)
  • Warranty Card

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
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (front, rear/sub)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Kenwood KDC-MP345U Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    296 Reviews

    Buy a newer unit.

    Written by: lkj from SoCal on April 4, 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 from West Chester PA on June 10, 2011

    2004 Hyundai Tiburon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Written by: StockBeGone from Kingsport, TN on June 7, 2011

    2002 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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    great buy nice unit!

    Written by: DON from CANANDAIGUA on June 5, 2011

    1987 Buick Regal
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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,

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    Excellent value

    Written by: Scott S from Pelham, AL on June 3, 2011

    2008 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Nice for the $

    Written by: asland from Omaha, NE on May 26, 2011

    1999 Saturn SL1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Impressive

    Written by: BigShowJoe from Upstate SC on May 26, 2011

    2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Mr

    Written by: De La Rosa from cape coral Fl on May 23, 2011

    2004 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Kenwood

    Written by: JohnP from AK on May 17, 2011

    1989 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was a good upgrade from my factory setup

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    Perfect

    Written by: Dan from York, PA on May 16, 2011

    1999 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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!

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    Written by: Layabout from San Jose, CA on May 16, 2011

    2001 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Bomber65

    Written by: Chris from Gretna, NE on May 16, 2011

    1993 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, easy install, thanks.

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    Kenwood is timeless!!

    Written by: Brian N. from Katy, TX on May 16, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Nice Radio + Iphone works great with it.

    Written by: Troy from Madisonville,KY on May 14, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Perfect for iPhone 3GS!

    Written by: TJ_1611 from Sault Sainte Marie, MI on May 8, 2011

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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. Thanks!

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    Good Value

    Written by: BryceG from SF Bay Area on May 8, 2011

    2002 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 from Atlanta, GA on May 5, 2011

    2007 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Quality sound

    Written by: deadheadAdam from OP, KS on May 5, 2011

    2003 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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...

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    Written by: Josh from Menlo Park. Ca on May 5, 2011

    1992 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: XChevyXRidaX69 from Towner, ND on May 4, 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!

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    Written by: steed from knoxville,TN on May 3, 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.

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    "just one little thing"

    Written by: Gary E from Sarasota, FL on May 2, 2011

    1993 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the receiver, but, seeing that I drive my convertable to the beach, I wish Kenwood would come up with a dust cover for when the faceplate is removed. How about suggesting to them to have a dark black cover that snaps in the same as the faceplate, no logo so to keep individuals with crowbars from taking a second look. Convertable owners would appreciate this, especially on windy, or beach days, when you just don't want to put up the top every time you park for a few minutes. Sand & humidity don't mix with electrical contacts.

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    Unbelievable value

    Written by: keen from birdsboro, pa on May 1, 2011

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit so I could play my ipod using the remote. I can't believe the sound and features for the price.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U for a Jeep BRQ Replacement

    Written by: BobS from Milwaukee, WI on May 1, 2011

    2005 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was disappointed when the BRQ 6-CD changer died in my 2005 Jeep Liberty after replacing the battery. Now, why should something like a changer quit after the battery was replaced? No, it was not a radio code and no one at any Mopar dealer I called could offer any help. I ended up browsing on Crutchfield's web site and they made it easy to search for a stereo that would fit into the trim package on my Liberty. Right away I found this Kenwood and the price was great. It also played MP3 CD's and MP3's on a flash drive. Perfect. I expected to have to make my own bezel to adapt the Kenwood to the Jeep. I was blown away when it came a few days later with a matching black bezel, Master Sheet and Harness. The harness took about 10 minutes to solder to the Kenwood harness and that plugged right into the Jeeps existing harness. I actually did the whole job in less than 1/2 hour including removing the old radio, etc. The Bezel fit the Kenwood and the Jeep perfectly and looks great. I am now happy that the factory changer died. This was a totally pleasant experience and fun to install (did I actually say "fun"!). The Kenwood's sound is awesome and the features are amazing. The remote is great and I love being able to play music off a flashdrive. I would not even bother with an Ipod. The receiver is really configurable and lets you tweak everything. It sounds soooo much better than my factor changer. I am now a Crutchfield believer!!!

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    Great Stereo And The Best Seller

    Written by: BillO from Bakersfield on April 30, 2011

    2010 Ford F-150 XL

    I was looking for this stereo and decided to check Crutchfield and they had the best price I could find with free shipping AND the full installation kit. I was expecting to receive a kit that would need to be upgraded but I was totally impressed with what they sent me. I received everything I needed to install this into a 2010 Ford F150 with instructions and all parts were of high quality. For my next car stereo installation I WILL buy from Crutchfield. Also the Kenwood stereo is great. It handles my iPod just as I wanted.

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    Great Product

    Written by: ScottK from Atlanta on April 29, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product arrive quickly,(and free shipping!) in perfect condition. Install was easy with Crutchfield's instructions. I was listening to music in a short time. Thank you Crutchfield!

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    Good except AM reception

    Written by: DavidB from Nashville, TN on April 29, 2011

    2006 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with this unit except for AM reception which is NONEXISTENT! Wish I had known this before purchasing so I could have bought another unit. Very disappointed. We listen to AM radio for a 24 hour news/weather/traffic station (nothing similar on FM) that we need to listen to as we spend most of the day on the road. The other features are great but I really wish I had done more research and gotten something else. Am removing this one and looking for something with better AM reception. Too bad that I will have to pay again for installation, which was a headache.

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    Even better than you think

    Written by: Mark C. from Grand Rapids, MI on April 25, 2011

    1998 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What an incredible bargain. Install was a breeze as usual thanks to the install kit (included, even at the sale price). I paid $10 extra and bought the two 6.5" speakers...they are Kenwood as well. The best part about this stereo is the ability to control your iPod either through the stereo/remote controls OR utilize the iPod simply by pressing one of the buttons on the face of the stereo. Why is this so important?? 1) It gives your passenger a chance to flip through the iPod and control from their seat without having to reach across. 2) With the free Sirius/XM app on my iPhone, I can now listen to satellite radio through the iPod attachment without having to purchase a separate sattelite module. Awesome product for an incredible price...buy it NOW!

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    Absolutely incredible!

    Written by: John from Lakeland on April 19, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was highly impressed with this new head unit! I know and hear high marks towards Kenwood and their car accessories. This model after-market replacement for my 2000 Toyota Camry stock head unit was the perfect choice. I have a Kicker system and a Sound Ordinance b-24 sub, and it turns my music experience into something remarkable! I love this head unit because it gives off more clarity and smoothness to my system, as well as amazing options to make me have what I'm looking for. It is also built with the power to be completely compatible with iPod and iPhone! If you are looking to replace or upgrade your stock head unit, or just want a new head unit without the crazy prices, this is perfect for you! Also, I am shocked at the people who say that during the day the display it is too dim, and during the night it is too bright. The display was perfect during the day, and during the night! Not too bright, but not too dim. A 5 star product!

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    If you have looked this far, buy this unit

    Written by: srvfan from chicago on April 19, 2011

    Don't be fooled by the price, this unit performs. Forget the I-pod, get a cheap memory stick and take all your music with you. Easy to search large volumes to find just what you want. I am blown away for what I got for the money.

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    Love it

    Written by: Steve K from Branford, CT on April 19, 2011

    1999 Volkswagen Golf
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, really easy installation, very happy with purchase. Controls are easy to use although navigation through the many options needs getting used to. Overall its a great value for a good product that won't disappoint many.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Blackfoot, ID on April 13, 2011

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great options for the money!!!

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    Written by: tracy from Billings, MT on April 13, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace a failed OEM unit. I didn't expect the sound to be better but it is much better. The USB port is great, I have thousands of my favorites on a single drive.....guess I didn't need the CD slot. Looks great in the dash.

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    happy with purchase

    Written by: okieboy from norman,ok on April 10, 2011

    1994 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very pleased, easy to install with kit,radio and cd sound is great,i thought i-pod was phone, but still had no trouble with setup. would tell anyone to consider this unit before buying.

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    Written by: Larry H. from Wyoming, Mi. on April 9, 2011

    1999 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    unit performs well just as Kenwood has always done for me.

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    Works great

    Written by: jeff from atlanta on April 9, 2011

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works Great. Has better features and sounds better than the stock stereo in my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500.

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    Written by: chet77 from Durant IA. on April 9, 2011

    2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have bought three of these decks, with no problems with any of them. Cheap and well built with a USB port for our I PODs. The Crutchfield service is unbeatable.

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    Written by: sdmfinphxaz from Phoenix, AZ on April 9, 2011

    1989 Cadillac Seville
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very happy with this head unit. Right now I am driving some factory 6x9's rear, and Alpine 525's front, and I was blown away by how good it actually sounds. Deep bass, clear mids and highs. Can't wait to upgrade the speakers! Primarily I use the USB port to listen to MP3's on my memory stick, and occasionally the radio.

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    Perfect

    Written by: Trudy from Fort Wayne, IN on April 8, 2011

    1992 Saturn SC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is perfect for my needs. My old Alpine worked fine, but it was so old there was no way to add an AUX IN and I wanted to be able to take my audiobook with me in the car. I do not need a stereo that drowns out the music of every other stereo within 100 yards, so if that's what you want I don't know if this stereo will do it. But for my needs - to listen to audiobooks, classical & new age music, and the occassional opera - this is perfect.

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    Written by: Ted from Twin Falls, ID on April 8, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value. Used the Crutchfield installation kit with no problems. Only drawback to unit is no separate power source for power antenna. Therefore, power antenna hooked into amplifier power supply. That means antenna always up when unit is on. More expensive units have a separate ant. power supply, so antenna only goes up when tuner on. If you do not have a power antenna, no problem.

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    Written by: Sarah from Alabama on April 7, 2011

    2005 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've only had this cd player for a couple of days and I love it so far,I had no problems installing it,it sounds and looks great.Crutchfield was quick with shipping it,I will def order from them again!

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    No wonder this is a top seller!

    Written by: Paul S from Wichita, Kansas on April 7, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the Kenwood KDC-MP345U to replace a dead factory CD receiver in my 2000 F-150. Not only did I get a functioning CD player and better sound but added all the latest iPod controls too. The unit sounds great. Controls were a bit intimidating at first but the learning curve was pretty easy. The display colors aren't as garish as some so it looks good in the dash and the installation kit added a pocket that's very convenient for holding an attached iPod. On the negative side, the installation kit for my truck wasn't exactly right but the Crutchfield tech support team helped me figure out an alternative that worked great. Removing the face doesn't always work smoothly. Great support, great sound, one day shipping. I'll be buying another for my other car soon.

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    Excellent Sound & Service

    Written by: Bill M from St. Robert, MO on April 7, 2011

    2001 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my Dodge Ram in about 45 minutes and the fit and finish is perfect. I am totally satisfied with the features and excellent sound quality. When I plugged in my flash drive and it started to play the sound was so clear and crisp it was like I was hearing my favorite songs for the first time. At one point I had a question and called Crutchfield for tech support. I got an immediate and friendly response which solved the one issue I had. It is obvious that Crutchfield is all about customer service. Will I order from them again......... ABSOLUTELY!

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    Written by: RickW from St. Charles, MO on April 5, 2011

    2002 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Your printed guides, video demo and the adaptors shipped with the unit made the installation much easier. I am planning to order a unit for my S10 soon. I rate you customer support, service and followup as fivestars. Have suggested your website to family and friends.

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    Written by: Erv from Scranton, PA on April 4, 2011

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I received the product in a timely fashion and it was a great price. I would order and tell all my friends about your company.

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    Wish I would have upgraded six years ago!

    Written by: macwagen from Pittsburgh, PA on April 2, 2011

    2000 Volkswagen Beetle

    With the excellent hardware and instructions provided by Crutchfield, this installation would normally be a breeze, even for someone like me who isn't super confident in their abilities. The only problem I had was getting the new radio into the dash. Removal and wiring was a easy as can be. VW isn't known for leaving you with extra wiggle room for ANYTHING, and the radio is no exception. I tried removing other parts of my dash to be able to get to the back of the radio with no luck. Nothing I tried was working, so I decided to take the unit out again and remove all the caps I put the wires together with (except for the ignition, ground, and constant power lines). In other words, all speaker wires just got twisted and wrapped with electrical tape. After that it was butter. If I would have taken the time to find smaller caps, I may not have had a single issue, and I would have had everything done in 45 minutes, from unpacking everything to listening to the new radio. Doing it my way, though, took me about 2.5 hours. So my advice: find the absolute smallest wire caps you can find if you're installing in a Beetle. Otherwise, everything went very smoothly, and the radio sounds phenomenal! I bought Kenwood speakers to go with this radio, but ran out of time today to install those, but even with my existing speakers the unit is a huge improvement. I'll try and update this once the speakers are in.

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    The best decision I made

    Written by: watty from Roselle, Ill on April 2, 2011

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Can't believe how easy and fast I was able to to install the deck. I have a after market sub and stock door speakers. I was very impressed on how clear they made my stock door speakers sound. My sub is now off the hook. The deck your able to put the Hz levels on each speaker so you can get the most out of your stereo. Great price Thanks Crutchfield

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    Great deal

    Written by: Scott from Chicago,IL on April 2, 2011

    1995 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deal on this product very easy install into my sons 1995 Buick he love the radio

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    Written by: Gary from Ohio on March 30, 2011

    2004 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product! I had this unit replace a factory one and there's no comparision...Kenwood wins hands down.

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    Written by: SeanR from Sandwich, Ma on March 30, 2011

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great performance for the price. Everything you need for a basic upgrade!

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    Written by: Anonymous from Oregon on March 30, 2011

    2000 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very nice stereo. I soldered all the connections easily, and the Head unit went right in! Well worth the money.

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    Written by: Jack from G'Burg MD. on March 28, 2011

    1997 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Two Thumbs Up!

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    OMG! This Receiver ROCKS!

    Written by: Blackmetalone from San Francisco, CA on March 26, 2011

    1999 Isuzu Amigo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My old factory CD player would work most of the time, and when it wouldn't, I used the tape deck. Yes... I still have cassette tapes. And it didn't play CD-Rs very well at all. So i finally bought a new CD receiver, this one. It was a very good price I thought and it had some good features. The iPod USB hook-up is nice. After getting the harness adapter ready, provided free from Crutchfield, the actual installation was super easy and quick. And the sound quality is amazing with my original speakers compared to my old system. The remote is nice, and most of the features seem to be easy to access. So far this receiver is not missing anything I need and is easy to operate. I love it and it sounds great.

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    Written by: Anonymous from CT on March 25, 2011

    2000 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Much better than the stock VW cassette player... makes my Jetta sound worlds better, even with the stock speakers. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap (in price) aftermarket unit, but with an expensive quality to it.

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    Exactly what I was hoping for.

    Written by: Bryce B from Hampton, VA on March 23, 2011

    1999 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My expectations were simple. I wanted to replace my factory car stereo with one that I could plug my mp3 player into, but not specifically an ipod, as my player is not an ipod. This unit works great for my purposes. I don't even use my mp3 player now, but an 8gb thumb drive. If you load your music to your external media using Windows Media Player or Winamp, the search feature of this stereo works just like it would for an ipod. The installation was fast and easy. Crutchfield provided everything I needed. Installation took less than an hour.

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    Great

    Written by: Frank from Pittsburgh PA on March 23, 2011

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome receiver. Puts out some good power. Great for beginners and as a simple upgrade to a factory setup.

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    Wow

    Written by: David from Oklahoma on March 22, 2011

    All I can say is Wow. I ordered a stereo and 4 speakers for my car. I got all the brackets and cables to go with it, complete with all the instructions for putting the items in the car. I figured something wouldn't go right such as something missed, but that was not the case. I have installed a car stereo back in 1988 in a 1978 Cutlass Supreme and let me tell you, I took alot of trips to the auto store trying to make up for what I didn't have. Crutchfield provided everything except the wire nuts and panel removal tool, which I got at a very low cost. Went home and didn't have to go anywhere else till the job was done. They made me feel like an expert. Thanks Crutchfield.com.

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    Written by: marco from vegas on March 22, 2011

    1982 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    so far so good. just installed and it sounds great.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: jimk from Berkeley, ca on March 21, 2011

    2000 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is a joy to have. I use the usb port for my music from my computer - sounds great. I use the Aux port for my XM radio - no more transmission problem with the FM radio method. The FM radio does well. The radio looks good. I would recommend it. Before this unit, I had another Kenwood radio so the installation was basically plug and play once I had access to the old one. Installation info was included with the radio and any special plugs that might be needed. I only needed a screw driver. I will definitely use Crutchfield in the future.

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    Easy install - weak radio

    Written by: BarryD from Poquoson, VA on March 20, 2011

    2003 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The installation was easy. Whether by chance or design the wire colors of the factory and Crutchfield supplied harness adapters were the same. The only minor issue is that the radio doesn't have the same "pull" as the factory radio in a '93 Subaru Outback. Otherwise works ad advertised. Will be getting new speakers to make the most of the unit in the near future.

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    great value!

    Written by: Brian from Boston, MA on March 17, 2011

    1996 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i bought this head unit about two weeks ago to replace my factory stereo in my '96 honda accord. The factory unit wasn't allowing me to use my ipod adapter anymore so i decided to just upgrade the whole head unit. i was looking for something that could play both my ipod touch as well as pandora on my droid...this stereo does both. i also did the install myself, which i had never done before. stereo shops and best buy wanted $80+ to install it. through the install guide from crutchfield and the internet, you can do the install yourself. i also liked how crutchfield includes basically everything you need to install it yourself. the new stereo makes my speakers sound wayyy better. i'm still getting used to controlling the ipod through the knobs on the stereo, but you don't need to use this option if you don't want to. all in all, i couldn't be happier with this purchase.

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    Radio guy myself Approves!

    Written by: Mark Christopher from Seattle, Northwest on March 15, 2011

    1997 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I read all the reviews here and went for it. This is a great unit for the price and the sound is outstanding!! Easy to operate, easy instructions, CDs, I Touch all work great, and radio signals are healthy. I have 30 years in broadcasting here and this unit from Kenwood really impresses me (Ive been a SONY and JVC customer for years). Crutchfield made it simple with added kits, wire harness and their instruction sheet all included. More than what you need too! I installed myself in 60 minutes in a Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with Infinity. I saved $90 dollars doing this all myself (its been years since Ive installed my own) You ever need someone for a TV spot or radio testimonial please let me know. Thank you! Yes, I will come back for my boat and daughters car for audio needs!

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: jerrodS from Hollidaysburg PA on March 15, 2011

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good stereo, got the PAC and dash kit with it. all i needed were some wire cutters and connecters. Everything matched up great. About as easy as an install as you can get with an after market product. highly recommended as a replacement for a mustangs shaker 500

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    Nice stereo

    Written by: Beau F. from Rancho Santa Margarita on March 15, 2011

    Compared to the cassette player that it replaced, this thing is awesome. It could be a little more user friendly though.

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    Easy

    Written by: nwm from Chevy Chase MD on March 13, 2011

    1996 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ordering was easy. Less easy was getting installation locally. The player is easy to use. I was surprised that there is no bass/treble control, otherwise it is fine.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: Rich V from Sacramento, Ca. on March 11, 2011

    Great unit sounds good, especially HD radio. I like the sound adjustments (added powered subwoofer) to finetune for my listening preferences. The only thing that prevents me from giving it 5 stars is it will not link up to my iphone 4 through the usb port, it wiil link with my ipod.

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    Very Satisfied

    Written by: Cracker from Westwood, New Jersey on March 9, 2011

    2001 GMC Sierra 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is good and I'm very satisfied with its performance, particularly the usb input for my ipod.

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    Nice overall

    Written by: mark from NJ on March 9, 2011

    2005 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall nice radio. Some minor issues. menus are not so easy to use, and it should return back to the top level (volume) after some amount of time, but does not. You have to keep pushing the back button to get of various modes and back to basic operation where the dial controls the volume. When using the bad button, the name shown is Foler1, Folder2, etc. rather than the artist/album or something more usefull

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: rob from Georgia on March 9, 2011

    2011 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deal for the price. Lower models were much more expensive at local retail stores. Installation was easy thanks to the detailed instructions provided by Crutchfield. This head unit has great features and sounds great. No complaints

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    Great Stereo

    Written by: TimH from Lehigh Acres, Florida on March 9, 2011

    1990 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wanted a stereo for my 90 honda civic because the original died. This Kenwood is perfect, was very easy to install, has great sound and great price. Know I get stations that I did not even know were available in the area, and are crystal clear. Thanks!

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: DMack from Tipton, OK on March 7, 2011

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Cd player for the money! Installation was easy thanks to the Crutchfield team. I love the features of this player.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: Bill from Bristol, Va. on March 6, 2011

    1999 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great through 4 Infinity 652i's. Easy to use. All inputs work well.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: pete from pa on March 6, 2011

    2003 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excellent great sound great price

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: mark from florida on March 6, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    radio doesnt go in flush. we did not use the black mounts they say to cause they just didnt fit. we used the metal sleeve. goes in good but top of radio gets sunk a bit. radio is good though.

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    Great radio, great price

    Written by: Hufford from Savannah, GA on March 5, 2011

    1991 Nissan 240SX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for the price. Full mp3 player compatibility w/ the usb and it boosted sound performance greatly over my other stereo. Also got rid of a nasty feedback sound I had in my car. Radio came with the nissan harness and also an antenna adapter and a printed book all about the audio specs on my car. I highly recommend this radio AND crutchfield themselves.

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    Perfect for me

    Written by: kyleP from Aviano, Italy on March 4, 2011

    1995 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this CD player. It does everything I need plus some. The only feature I failed to look for on this, and it doesn't have it, is Bluetooth capability.

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    Excellent radio, excellent support.

    Written by: Paul S from Dallas on March 3, 2011

    1999 Toyota Camry CE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was very impressed by Crutchfield "support": the instructions for installing the radio were very detailed and clear. The included hardware (harness) made it trivial to connect my Toyota's harness to the radio. Particularly all the wires were clearly labeled, then very easy to connect. The radio is excellent mcuh better than my car original radio. Thank you Crutchfield!

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: Toddjones2152 from Belle Chasse, LA on March 1, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price for a pretty good head unit. gotta read the instruction though on how to scroll through all the menu's. lots of different ways to do it. Sounds good and works great with the Ipod. I wish it had the dimmer control that connected to the cars interior lights though.

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    Updated radio for 2000 Honda Insight

    Written by: Brian from Chula Vista, CA. on March 1, 2011

    2001 Honda Insight
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this radio with some Kenwood 6.5 speakers thrown in as a combo deal to replace my 11 year old OEM stock Honda tapedeck, yes I said tapedeck, in my Insight. The sound difference was night and day plus the ability to control my Ipod was just plain awesome! What really surprised me was the instructions that were included with the package deal. Since my Insight was a very low volume car, I never imagined that the included instructions would amount to anything, but I was pleasantly wrong. The pictures were very clear and the wording was superb. This was my very first purchase from Crutchfield and now I will always buy from Crutchfield whenever I need a new stereo for my other 2 vehicles! Thank you for being a stand-up business!

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: Jeremy S. from Norfolk, VA on February 24, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This CD player was exactly what I was looking for. iPod control and an auxilary input for my phone. No tiny buttons that I can't read and no confusing in-depth menus for set-up. Detachable face & remote control. Thanks to Cruthfield for the reccomendation and the great customer service. Installation instructions were perfect and I had it up and running in an hour.

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    Sure do like!!!

    Written by: Nancy from Dunbarton, NH on February 22, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased the Kenwood KDC-MP345U after speaking with the Crutchfield folks (who, might I say, were just the best ever). Not only does this radio meet my expectations, but the whole experience was very positive. I chose this particular product as I was looking to replace the radio I had with an iPod compatible unit. This one fit the bill, not only in the feature department, but in the value department as well. I couldn't have done better on the outside if I had tried. I had purchased a radio from Crutchfield about 15 years ago and the service and knowledge is just as wonderful now as it was then. Thank you Crutchfield. Maybe I should think about doing something with the speakers now....

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    Good stereo with Ipod plug.

    Written by: TimS from Kingsport,TN on February 19, 2011

    1997 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Received stereo quickly. I had a 10 year old Kenwood in my Honda. I was able to unplug old Kenwood and plug in new Kenwood. Took maybe 20 minutes. Works good and we have already used the IPOD plug alot. Remote works radio,cd & Ipod. Keeping old stereo incase I trade cars. I will keep my new stereo.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: DaveW from Eugene, Oregon on February 17, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The deck was easy to install and the wiring harness made wiring simple. All the instructions were perfect and so easy to understand. I installed it in my daughters 1996 Chevy Cavalier. The only problem was when turning up the volume it keep shutting off. So after excellent help from Tech Support they said to take the constant power wire and go directly to the battery it work awesome and sounded super. For a deck at this price and the features you can't go wrong!

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: JasonG from Austin, TX on February 17, 2011

    2001 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A nice upgrade over my stock stereo. I love the iPhone 4 compatibility and charging. My only wish is that it wouldn't automatically begin with the first song on your playlist, or just wait for the user to choose one. Maybe this is an option, but I have not found it. Other than that, terrific sound, easy-to-use controls, simple learning curve. A value for a great head unit!

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    Very Nice Head Unit

    Written by: Rick from Ohio on February 16, 2011

    1990 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent stereo for the price. Good sound, plenty of features, user friendly controls. I like that you can set it to show the clock on standby. If it has the features you're looking for, go for it!

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    Good unit for the price

    Written by: MikeG from Baton Rouge, LA on February 14, 2011

    1998 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good player and radio. Menu system takes a while to learn. I wish it displayed the clock along with other display modes - there's plenty of room for it.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: Trisha B from Rankin, Tx on February 14, 2011

    2006 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is awesome (as my kids say). I installed it in a 2006 Expedition and it sounds great with the factory speakers. I would highly recommend this radio to anyone, in fact my husband is thinking about getting one for his Dodge.

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    Budget Friendly

    Written by: Anonymous from Spokane, WA on February 14, 2011

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    An awesome product for a very low price. Throw in all the extras from Crutchfield for free and it is completely unbeatable. I connected the two wiring harnesses at my desk based on the instructions CF sent, followed the vehicle-specific installation instructions, and had the stereo installed in well under an hour. The trim bezel fit perfectly in my Dodge Quad Cab dash and looks professional! Thanks, Crutchfield!!

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    daughters radio

    Written by: chieft from gulfport ms on February 14, 2011

    2002 Saturn SL1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for the price.

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    Something not right

    Written by: JimC from Iowa City, IA on February 13, 2011

    Great sound, great fm and ipod and cd. But, am radio is a no go. I can park at the station lot and it take full volume to barely hear.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: Charles from Stuart Florida on February 13, 2011

    2011 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit was a great price and came with all the hardware that I needed to install at no additional charge! I am very pleased with the functionality and quality of this product. I have a MP3 player and it plays perfectly through the aux input. The service was fast and I received it with 3 days of my order. Great job Crutchfield!!!

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    Written by: Brian from Albany, NY on February 11, 2011

    2006 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with Kenwood KDC-MP345U, sound is awesome, much better than the stock radio that came with the car. Only issue I have found is the same one a lot of other people have mentioned, screen is impossible to see in sunlight, I had the same issue with my last stereo so to me it is not much of an issue, just need to shade the screen with my hand to read. This was the first install I have ever done. It was generally easy to do, the instructions and equipment provided by Crutchfield were easy to follow. Only issue I ran into during the install was finding small cripping caps to hold the wires. I found the crutchfiled customer service to be excellent, they answered all my questions and curtieous.

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    Not what I expected

    Written by: FrankBcool from Albuquerque, NM on February 10, 2011

    1996 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace a JVC that I had that was shutting off for a second and coming back on again due to a lack of power on deep, loud. bass (I have a HUGE system). I thought that buying a better head unit would at least help the problem if not fix it, I was wrong. This Kenwood Mp345U is actually WORSE at shutting off at loud, deep, bass. It's a lot worse. I can't use this head unit at all in my car and ended up re-installing my old JVC, at least it can work up to about 85% volume WITH bass boost. The Mp345U can not be used past 50% volume in my car. I expected A LOT MORE out of a name like Kenwood and was very disappointed.

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    Satisfied

    Written by: XibinZ from Bellevue, WA on February 9, 2011

    1997 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was very pleased after replacing my factory radio/cassette unit with this kenwood unit. It took some work but it was worth it. We especially like the USB ipod connection. Overall sounds pretty good. Minor issue - 1. My power antenna always pops up, even in CD/USB mode. I was thinking it would only pop up in Tuner mode. 2. The power button is kind of small. Not sure if one can power down from the remote control.

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    Better than White Bread

    Written by: JanA from Elkins Park, PA on February 9, 2011

    2000 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Kenwood cassette receiver was very easy to install into our 2000 Toyota Sienna, thanks in part to the superb directions from Crutchfield and exact fit with the added pocket to fill the 2 DIN slot after removing our OEM receiver. I had a little trepidation in terms of connecting wires to the specific wire harness, but paper directions answered for every color, and as well for several wires that were not used. The harness plugged in perfectly to the Toyota connectors. As for the receiver itself; the CD player plays beautifully with CD copies that I make on the computer both mp3 and wma files. CDs load quickly, which appear to be a complaint with some other receivers on the market. Additionally its really enjoyable to be able to take a flashdrive with mp3's and have them play just by putting the drive into the front USB socket. I haven't fumbled around yet to locate specific files, but from other reviews have heard that it can be somewhat frustrating. One should try to append their reviews of the product in 6 months perhaps. It takes a little time getting to use the controls, but after only a few times fiddling it almost seems pretty normal and pretty logical, and there is a clock. Overrall I'm very pleased with it, including tuner sensitivity, and excellent sound.

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    I would buy it again

    Written by: DavieT from Moss Point, MS on February 5, 2011

    2006 Saturn ION 2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo with a lot of features for the money, plus you get the separate sub control.

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    AWESOME!

    Written by: Tim from Ohio on February 5, 2011

    This radio is amazing! im a teenager without a job so as usual i wanted to save some money, so i decided to install it myself. with no experience in anything like this i was hoping that the manual would guide me through it. well it did, there were a few times where i didn't understand what i was supposed to do(probably because i have no experience) but finally got it. i have a 2003 pontiac vibe and the whole kit and everything fit perfect. the radio and everything looks very clean after installation. i heard that the new software for the ipod touch(4.2.1) doesnt work so i was a little worried until i heard music begin playing from my playlist about 5 sec after i plugged it in. the ipod controls are nice and it sounds really good. the unit sounds great and really amplified my sound to where i could have it turned to 5/35 and it was loud enough and then if i wanted to blast it there was no need to go over 15/35. i still have my factory speakers in and im fine with them for now because this radio was big enough of an upgrade for sound

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    Written by: JeffW from FL on February 3, 2011

    1995 Chevrolet K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This has been a great addition. It was simple to install, program, and use. The reception is better than the factory radio. The audio, through factory speakers, is also much better.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: kevink from sanborn,mn on February 2, 2011

    1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great item works very good easy to use

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    Awesome

    Written by: Mark M from NY on February 2, 2011

    1998 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome head unit. Way better than my girlfriends JVC and my older Pioneer. Super simple controls and iPod interface. Looks awesome in daylight and at night. Not to mention Crutchfields instructions rule.

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    AWESOME UNIT FOR THE MONEY

    Written by: Pete S from Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 2, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for an inexpensive stereo receiver that had a front input jack, as I have a portable Sirius receiver and of course an iPod (or three). I wasn't looking to spend a lot of money or go top-of-the-line, as I'm installing this unit in my '99 Silverado that I only drive occasionaly. The Kenwood KDC-MP345U is a fantastic unit, with front 1/8" jack input, front USB input and full iPod controls. The KDC-MP345U is a great sounding, easy to use, inexpensive deck that I would recommend to anybody looking for such features, in a ggod-looking package.

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    Kenwood

    Written by: John M from Greenwood, MO on February 1, 2011

    2001 Chevrolet Lumina
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Player lived up to it's advertisement. Purchased for my 17 yr old son and he has not had any complaints to date. Pop off face plate is great.

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    Great Upgrade from Factory!

    Written by: RobinC from Dallas, TX on February 1, 2011

    2005 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted to upgrade my stereo in my 97 Nissan Altima. This was made quite a difference. The power that this unit puts out actually made my factory rear speakers come alive with bass. I upgraded the fronts with Kenwoods and they produce good highs with this receiver. This unit is awesome with the ipod control! Definitely recommend this unit

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: chris from warwick, ri on January 31, 2011

    I bought this stereo a year and a half ago. While I initially gave it 5 stars and a stellar review, I have since run into a few issues. I have a 160gb ipod and the stereo can't handle it sometimes, going out of USB mode and restarting my ipod. With other ipods like the ipod touch and iphone, I have run into problems initially connecting it to the stereo. Sometimes it won't connect at all and I have to repeatedly connect and disconnect it until it finds its "happy place." Furthermore, the radio does not get very good reception at all, I only seem to get a few channels. Its great to go in and out of "hands free" mode, which will let me use the ipods features through either the stereo or directly on the ipod. I love that. Make sure it is compatible with the speakers, because I have had the unit go into "protect mode" on numerous occasions with not solution as to the cause. In conclusion, i might just have bad luck, but it is still a great unit for the price, and also looks really cool.

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    CD receiver

    Written by: Lux from St. Paul, MN on January 31, 2011

    2003 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great deck for the money. Easy to install. would recommend.

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    Great looking and sounding unit

    Written by: Jim from DFW TX on January 31, 2011

    This is a great little unit for the money it looks and sounds great and is really easy to work. The USB Ipod input is also great. I like it better then my Dual in many respects although my Dual is not that bad this is just a little easier to use and is a little more refined.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: MikeC from Kansas City, MO on January 30, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced the factory Kenwood head unit in my daughters Tiburon so she could have iPod control. Easiest install ever! Since the factory radio was a Kenwood, there was no wiring to do at all, just unplug the old and install the new. Too bad they all aren't this easy. Excellent unit!

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    Written by: Rodger from Glendale, AZ on January 29, 2011

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this stero for my daughter as a Christmas gift. The installation instructions were clear and concise except for the removal of some 8mm bolts that weren't necessary for the installation. All of the hardware was in the kit and fit well. I'm not a intallation expert but this stero took about 1 hour to install including removal of the old stero.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: RandyF from Seattle on January 29, 2011

    1995 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent radio. Good price. Detachable face is a great feature at tghis price. Goood quality sound.

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    awsome

    Written by: Jay from Dallesport, Wa on January 28, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excelent piece of equipment. It has all the features my wife wanted, and was easy to install.

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    Best bang for the buck

    Written by: Brian from Spotsylvania, Va on January 28, 2011

    1989 Toyota Corolla LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this unit to replace an older Alpine head unit that failed in my Toyota Corolla. I figured that since it was very affordable and was a Kenwood, it would be a high quality replacement. The quality of this unit exceeded my expectations, it's also very user friendly. One of the main reason I bought the unit was so I could use my I-Pod on long trips. The service I got with Crutchfield is second to none, I got my order the next day. Thank you Crutchfield.

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    Kenwood KDC-MP345U

    Written by: BonE from Durham NC on January 27, 2011

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in my F-150. Instructions were simple and system was easy to install. Sounds good. Wish there was an on/off switch -- I can't seem to find one.

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    Great sound for the money, but.........

    Written by: Jeff from Pine Grove, PA on January 27, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit looks good, sounds good, and has alot of fun features. My ONLY complaint is the fact that the clock will only display when the unit is actually turned on. So if you don't feel like listening to music right then, your only option is to just turn the volume down the whole way, unless you want your clock to disappear. Not a deal breaker, but it would be nice if it were noted as such in the literature!

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    Crutchfield is awesome

    Written by: TomP from Puyallup, WA on January 26, 2011

    1998 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice deck for the price. By far the best part about buying from Crutchfield was the installation instructions. It would have taken me forever to figure out how to pop the dashboard off. The instructions had great photographs of my exact vehicle and showed exactly where I needed to pry things loose. My only disappointment was that I was unable to use the trim ring. The dashboard came right up to the edge of the deck. Everything looks and sounds fine though.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Orange on January 26, 2011

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    Great!!!

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    Written by: Anonymous from Nortonville, KY on January 26, 2011

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
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    Excellent receiver

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    GREAT stereo for the money

    Written by: John B. from Waukegan, IL on January 25, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    ...in a 2002 Ford Focus ZX5... This unit has a lot of power for just being a replacement head unit. Sounds great with my factory speakers. I hope to upgrade those in the spring. I bought this mostly because I've bought Kenwood in the past and they have never let me down. I wanted a way to play tracks off my ipod touch that didn't involve a fm modulator or just a headphone jack. I like the "hands off" feature, where you select tracks thru the head unit. I did have a few cold days where cd's would fail to load. Not sure what the deal is there. Overall...VERY satisfied.

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    Written by: Tom from Clearfield, Utah on January 25, 2011

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    This is the second Kenwood head unit i've purchased and installed and have had good success with both, one in a 94 f350 and the other in a 95 accord,both installs went as advertised and the performance is good for the money, the face plate installation adapters worked well and the electrical harness makes wiring a breeze.

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    Written by: Randy from Salt Lake City, UT on January 25, 2011

    2005 Ford F-350
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    Easy install in my Ford F-350 3 weeks ago. Jiggles a bit, but not noticeable when driving. My biggest gripe about this deck is the main volume control. It has no grip whatsoever and is hard to adjust while driving. I remedied the problem by wrapping a rubber band around it. Other than that, great deck for the money.

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    Great Sound, Easy Install

    Written by: Ray from Bristow, VA on January 25, 2011

    1998 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace the stock unit in my daughters car which sounded terrible, and this was my first attempt to install a car stero myself. With the kits and wiring harness that Crutchfield provides, it couldn't have been any easier. I think it took me maybe half an hour to complete. The unit itself sounds great with the stock speakers, and my daughter uses the USB port with her smartphone and is able to plug her ipod directly to the unit. The CD player plays CD-R CD's that she made with no problem. Overall she is extremely pleased with the unit and I'm overjoyed with how easy it was to install.

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    Written by: Steve from Minneapolis on January 25, 2011

    2001 Chrysler Sebring
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    This is a very good stereo for the price. I would recommend this one to anyone. I bought it for my girlfriend's car as a gift and she has had it for a month. She loves it so far. fairly easy to use and install.

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    Triple check compatibility

    Written by: Whitney from Lexington, KY on January 25, 2011

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    This website states the stereo would be compatible with my car (Subaru Forester), and installation w/ the wiring harness supplied would take about 30 minutes. The wiring harness was useless, and it took HOURS to remove the old stereo and install the new one. Did not fit, was not compatible, had to individually solder the wires and screw the thing in place. Worked well once jury rigged in there, but the fit still is not quite right, I now have scratch marks on my dash from trying to get the old one out and had I known it would be this much of a headache I never would have bothered and bought something else instead.

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    Son's Christmas

    Written by: StanC from Lee's Summit, MO on January 18, 2011

    1999 Ford Taurus

    What a great sound for a great value. My son's Taurus now rocks!

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    Great stereo that fits like factory

    Written by: MichaelA from San Antonio, TX on January 18, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo for the money, with great iPod/iPhone connectivity. What I was most pleased with was the ease of installation and most of all, the fit. I installed it into a Honda S2000, and was warned up front that it would not likely be a factory fit, the trim ring wouldn't fit (leaving a gap), and the face plate would have to be removed to close the factory stereo cover-door. To my surprise, the unit fit perfectly, along with the trim ring (no gaps) and the ability to close the factory stereo cover-door with the faceplate attached! It actually took longer to splice together the wiring harness adapter than it did to complete the entire installation. I am a loyal Crutchfield customer, and things like this will keep me coming back!

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    Written by: Jason from Gretna Va on January 17, 2011

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    This is an ok receiver. Install was semi easy. I really dont like the usb drive interface(the sole reason i bought it). Having to press the button each time to progress through every folder then having to wait for the info to be displayed its just a big pain, or maybe i just dont know know to use it correctly. i could use an ipod with it, but ive also given up on those pieces of junk. I dont think its as loud as my factory system was, just doesn't sound as clear. When the sun hits the faceplate forget about seeing anything on it, the blue lettering just disappears. The install kit that came with it was cheap and had some weird space made into it, why not just put the receiver hole in the middle? I will be removing it and replacing the factory 6 disc when the weather warms up.

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    Written by: don from St. Pete, FL on December 30, 2010

    1999 Chevrolet Malibu
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    Purchased for my daughter's car. Instructions where perfect as long as you read them. Removed old stereo and had new installed in just a bit more than an hour. Sounds great, easy to setup and best of all my daughter even likes it. Thank you once again Crutchfield!

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    Written by: Chuck from SE Michigan on December 27, 2010

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    Purchased this as an upgrade to the factory radio in a used car. So far, it's been great. Intuitive controls, very noticeable sound quality upgrade with the (for now) factory speakers. It does seem like the FM receiver sensitivity is a little less than the factory unit.

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    Written by: amanda from Grove Hill, AL on December 26, 2010

    1995 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, easy to operate, easy set up for user functions.

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    Written by: TonT from Dallas,TX on December 25, 2010

    I brought this receiver for a 03 honda civic. This is the only upgrade I have done so far but it is worth the money. This unit makes the stock speakers sound so much better, it shakes my rearview mirror!

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    Written by: BWils from South East Iowa on December 18, 2010

    I bought this to put into my 2004 cavalier and it sounds awesome. I compared to to both the stock system and a older outdated alpine reciever that was installed in the cavaleir before i put this in and it sounded alot better than either of them.Installation was a pain just because of the way my car was wired from a previous system but without the other system to work around the setup would have been a breeze. I haven't even put my subs in yet and this can make the stock speakers shake the car. Great Buy.

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    Kenwood's KDC-MP345U CD receiver ROCKS!!!

    Written by: Buyer from Chicago,IL on December 12, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent Receiver with best sound quality. My car has factor speaker installed and not an upgraded one. But this system made me to feel like I have "Bose" speakers. Every small sounds it picked up. With ipod connection available, there is nothing more you need. I played both CD and Ipod. It is the best unit and I would never think twice to suggest to anyone. The installation support and instructions you receive from Crutchfield is one of the best. Crutchfield advsior helped me to pick up the right product and the tech support helped me to install the receiver; you don't need any help since their instructions are very clear. It was my first time DIY so I called them to make sure I followed the steps correctly

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    Written by: JSF from Costal VA on December 10, 2010

    2001 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The major features that swayed me to this model were the USB inputs, the aux inputs, and Kenwood's reputation for quality products. Installation was easy due to good documentation provided by Kenwood and Crutchfield. I ended up NOT using the dash installation kit since the factory mount worked perfectly with the new Kenwood. I did use the Crutchfield supplied wiring harness, though a fair amount of soldering is required to make all connections. I was able to get everything working without any problems on the first try. The new Kenwood works perfectly and the sound improvement was instantly noticeable. I plugged in my iPod Nano (third generation), it was recognized immediately and started playing through my playlists. Same with a USB flash drive. The Kenwood does a quick scan of the media and starts playing. The remote control is easy to use and the buttons are well marked. Most of the front panel controls are intuitive, though I do keep the manual nearby. I should note the bass boost is set by default from the factory and I had to change that setting to flat response since both doors would rattle with the excessive bass. The Kenwood plays noticeably louder than the factory stereo with lower distortion. Overall, this Kenwood is relatively easy to use and the sound quality is very good. I'm very pleased with this unit and would recommend it to others as an excellent OEM stereo replacement.

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    Written by: Hunter from Baton Rouge, LA on December 9, 2010

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
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    Put this in my TJ to replace the stock radio. Install was a snap with the included instructions, wiring harness, and dash adapter. The unit is easy to operate and love the USB port! It charges my iPhone while playing my tunes. My buddy chastised me for not getting an Alpine b/c they seem to have less CD skip in Jeeps...however, who needs CD's when you have an mp3 player?

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    Written by: Anonymous from Douglasvillwe ga on December 6, 2010

    2002 Toyota Tacoma

    IT really rocks great buy .

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    Written by: RL from Pittsburgh, PA on December 6, 2010

    2010 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit was for my sons 2010 Honda Civic and he loves it! Great features and easy and professional installation! It has much better sound than stock unit!

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    Unhappy with MP3 player ability.

    Written by: Unknown from Missouri on December 5, 2010

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased because of mp3 player ability. Come to find out does not play the Sony Walkman. If you buy an Ipod it only plays Model KDC-MP345U. I use a flash drive to hear the music I want. Not able to move forward through music if I dont want to hear the song playing. It will go backward though. The installation went smoothly. Really disappointed in product.

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    So far, so good

    Written by: Betsey from Phoenix, AZ on December 5, 2010

    2005 Hyundai Elantra
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    Great player so far. My boyfriend had no problem installing it for me and the controls are pretty intuitive and user-friendly (I have yet to read the instruction manual and have been listening to my iPod and radio just fine). Bought it specifically so I could use my iPod and the sound quality is way better than the tape deck converter I was using before.

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    great head unit for the price

    Written by: Lupo from NYC on December 4, 2010

    2006 Jeep Liberty

    I have a 2006 jeep liberty and was looking for a new head unit for quite a while before choosing this. I didn't want anything too flashy and extreme, but rather something that would help me slowly build up the audio in my car. I have always liked Kenwood products and the installation for this was a breeze, I would say it took under 30 min to install and right away the sound in my car is noticeably better. Right now I have four 6 3/4" speakers in the doors with two tweeters in the dash. The music sounds cleaner and I can here things that sounded muffled with the stock unit. Plus I can hook up anything with a USB port (including iPod) and anything with a headphone jack. There are plenty of options to adjust the audio how you want it and this unit gives you the option of adding a subwoofer. I think I will go with the JL PowerWedge Max. The 12" powered subwoofer. All in all crutchfield has been great, delivery was fast and their customer support is always ready to help if you have any issues.

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    Written by: Beancounter from Greensboro, NC on December 2, 2010

    2008 Toyota Tacoma
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    Installation was straightforward and required under 2 hours on my '08 Tacoma. Fit & finish are very good and sound is dramatically better through OEM speakers. Ipod integration works very well. Very satisfied.

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    Written by: cory from Florida on November 28, 2010

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
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    Put this in my 2004 Dodge Ram with the supplied harness, antenna converter and dash plate. Crutchfield made it easy with the supplied instructions as they were easy to follow and correct for the specific vehicle. The HU is a nice basic unit that has some nice features and interfaces well with my iPhone 3G and iPod Nano. It also comes with two sets of pre-amp outputs, one for a subwoofer and one for your front stage. I wired a subwoofer amp to the rear output. Overall a real nice, inexpensive unit. Thanks Crutchfield for a quality item. Also I looked at other locations for the free included items and priced them to be about 45-50 extra if purchased from another retailer. Thats a nice included bonus for free from Crutchfield.

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    Written by: DavidC from Portsmouth on November 26, 2010

    2000 Honda Accord
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    I was in the market for a radio that would be compatible with my iPod. I liked that the Kenwood KDC-MP345U not only was compatible with my iPod but that it reads the music files from my iPod, allows you to search by playlist, artist, genre, song etc. and displays the title/artist on the display. It also charges it while it's plugged into the radio. I found the functions fairly easy to figure out. The hardest thing for me to figure out initially was how to back out of the menu once you started selecting options. Install was an absolute breeze. It took me at the very most 30 minutes to wire up the wire adaptor to the wire harness, take my dash apart, change out my radio and put my dash back together. The sound quality that this Kenwood has given my car is phenomenal. My car's factory system has never sounded so good. The advisor's were great to deal with and it only took 4 days for the radio to arrive once it was shipped.

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    Great Car Stereo

    Written by: mgbee from Palmdale, CA on November 26, 2010

    2006 Ford Escape
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    This is a great deal for price and performance. The USB and Aux on the front panel gives you options to enjoy your music. Came with everything you need to install. Looks and sounds great too!

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    Written by: IvanS from Puerto Rico on November 22, 2010

    1993 Chevrolet Cavalier

    I purchased this receiver for my mom's Chevrolet Cavalier to replace an ancient JVC cassette receiver; right now I don't have enough money for a better receiver, so I decided to get this one because the price was too good to resist...And it was the best choice I could've made! The sound is awesome, the iPod/iPhone functions, USB and Aux inputs are a great addition to any car. By far this Kenwood is one of the best receivers I've bought. For the price, you can't go wrong!

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    Written by: David from Corpus Christi, TX on November 20, 2010

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    This kenwood radio is GREAT! well worth the price and made a HUGE difference in the quality of the sound. I have 2 10's in the trunk and they only sounded ok, now with this radio i can control a whole lot more and now these subs got a bigger better hitting bass. Only reason i gave this a 4 out of 5 is because you can not take off the bass from the front speakers. ( which mine are stock ) causing me to have to put the "fade" to the rear more. planning on getting kenwood speakers for the side doors as well though! Installed on a 07 Chevy Cobalt LS

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    Written by: BobcatBob from Seattle, Wa. on November 19, 2010

    Purchased for my daughter's 1998 Jeep Wrangler to replace the stock stereo unit. The installation went fairly well. I either lost or the unit was missing the 8mm ground screw, so had to dig through my collection of hardware. The only thing I'd do different is purchase the electrical connector kit from Crutchfield. I spent way to much time digging in the collection for connectors. Oh yea, be sure to test the unit prior to putting the dash back together, the antenna wire became disconnected, so i had to practice taking it apart again!! Overall...She loves the unit, and it made for a Happy Birthday!!

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    Written by: Pete from Connecticut on November 18, 2010

    1991 Chevrolet Lumina
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    I had read all the reviews on this unit before buying, and they were on target.You do not need new speakers with this great unit. Picked up an old '91 Lumina, yanked the factory tape/radio, stuck this Kenwood in, left the sun scorched stock speakers in, and was blown away by the sound. Clean, clear sound, screechy CD highs filtered out, bass just right, nice level sound between songs, etc. The CD's , the sticks and the MP3 player all sound fantastic through the Aux. input. Left the default settings as is. What great bang for the inexpensive buck. Couldn't recommend it more. I'll be buying another!

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    great for the price

    Written by: JohnZ from Gilbert AZ on November 15, 2010

    1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio looks and sounds great

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    A great headunit for the money, quality and assurance

    Written by: Brian from New York on November 13, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great head unit, i did not even install new speakers or an amplifier and the sound is a major improvement over my stock head unit in my 2006 honda civic. i recommend this to everyone. USB and aux work like a charm.

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    Written by: T from South Jersey on November 11, 2010

    2004 Infiniti G35
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    I bought this for my girlfriend's Infiniti when the factory stereo started to go. She wanted iPod functionality and this unit gives you that, and more. The USB input not only plays iPods, but allows you to control the playlists, search, etc via the unit's controls or the remote that was included. It also charges the connected device through USB cable. I read somewhere that this unit would not interface with the iPhone 4.0 OS, but was pleasantly surprised to find that this is not true. Her iPhone (with the latest OS) works just fine. I have yet to test the unit with a flash drive or external HD to see if the browse/search functions are simple enough to use while driving, but I think it would be fun to connect a 120GB drive and have an entire library at your fingertips. Overall, she is very happy with her new toy and I was pleased with how easy the install and wiring were.

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    Written by: Bill from Maryland on November 6, 2010

    2002 Toyota RAV4
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    Bought this for the wife's aging RAV4. She's a bit of a technophobe so didn't want too many bells/whistles (bluetooth, HD, etc.), but did want direct access to her iPod and ability to play CDs. This unit did the trick. It has nice iPod control features though she did have to sit for an hour with the manual and radio to understand how everything works (did I mention she's a technophobe?). For most folks, this is a no-brainer upgrade for a basic OEM radio. It has great radio reception--to be fair, I'm judging it against the terrible Toyota stock radio. I particularly like the front USB support for playing mp3's from a memory stick...much slicker than messing around with an iPod, but does handle an iPod equally well. Controls might not be very intuitive to some, but easy to master with a bit of practice.

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    ho-hum, so far

    Written by: Al-Fla from Tampa Bay area, FL on November 5, 2010

    I bought one and had it installed in a 2001 Nissan Maxima. I'd give this a C, so far. Positives: the interface for an iPod is great, and it sounds much better than the stock radio. Negatives; The tuner doesn't have the sensitivity the old radio had and doesn't automatically pick up weaker FM stations. Also, this has relatively tiny buttons. My dealer didn't tell me I need to buy an adapter so the volume and tuning buttons on the steering wheel will continue working - an extra cost I discovered after installation.

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    Written by: Tee from Detroit, MI on November 4, 2010

    1998 Ford Escort ZX2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced factory unit on my 98 Ford Escort ZX2. It sounds great and provides way more bass! It is much better than the factory unit. I love the USB port and it was easy to set up. I didn't need to grab the manual to change simple things. I also liked that the tools to remove my old radio was included so I didn't have to spend another $5 for that. Would definitely recommend!

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    Written by: JeffG from Richardson, TX on October 31, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a simple replacement for a previous replacement for a 1995 Nissan 240SX and this serves the purpose. Nothing fancy, but as Ron Washington, the manager of the Texas Rangers would say, "it do what it do". The face has a bit of a scratch on it due to my mishandling it, but that scratch goes well with a 1995 interior. Installation instructions from Crutchfield and from Kenwood were fine. I spent some extra time dealing with a misunderstanding about the power antenna wire, blue -vs- blue/white, but it eventually was sorted with no problems.

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    Written by: Gene D from Phoenix, Az on October 30, 2010

    1993 Ford Escort LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This car stereo is well worth buying. I had a little trouble getting it installed. But Crutchfield's support helped me over the phone to getting it installed. So this stereo is a really good stereo. Crutchfield is worth buying from again. There fast and have really good support.

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    Written by: Chief Bob from Baytown, TX on October 27, 2010

    2000 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio was a replacement for the factory radio in my work car: a 2000 Honda Civic DX with no options. It even has crank windows. It was my mother's car before she quit driving. The factory radio was quitting and I wanted MP3/iPod interface. The radio is great! The sound is crisp and much better than factory. The iPod interface (with charging) is perfect. My only wish was that you could display the time AND the radio frequency att he same time. A minor complaint and the only one I have. As with all Crutchfield kits, installation was well documented and flawless.

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    Great buy - Highly Recommend It

    Written by: Rob D from Los Angeles on October 26, 2010

    2005 Nissan Xterra
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    Great feature, good look, good navigation, okay display, easy install, very functional - an excellent buy for the price.

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    Written by: drasor from Dallas Tx on October 25, 2010

    2010 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the price! Easy install, great sound, backlights match my Hyundai Accent dash PERFECTLY. Couldn't be happier.

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    Written by: Matt B from Rochester, NY on October 22, 2010

    Great sound, features, and value. This replaced my Honda Civic stock receiver and it sounds amazing. Could not be any happier.

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    Big Bang small Buck

    Written by: mike from Corvallis OR. on October 21, 2010

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hands down great unit for the money. Way more than I expected it to be. The USB works awesome on the I touch and the nano, can control device from head unit. Great audio controls. Put in f-150 with a pair of Kenwood 3-ways in the door, loud and clean with good mid's and high's low end is solid.

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    Written by: Mike from Rochester, NY on October 21, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you have read all these reviews so far, you know this is a great head unit. Just buy it. I have recommended this unit to three other people because of all the great features it offers. You can't beat the price shipped to your door because Crutchfield doesn't charge shipping on this head unit. All my referrals purchased the radio so now all my friends have the same radio in their cars. It's a perfect blend of power, clarity and function. The USB function is amazing when you plug in a 16GB flash drive and have TONS of music to listen to for hours. The CD player can play all kinds of media, I have 5 complete albums on one disc and you can toggle each album with a touch of a button. Like I said, just get this unit.

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    Written by: KAG from Souderton, Pa on October 20, 2010

    2000 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my Miata's factory unit with this Kenwood after doing a lot of research. I love the power this puts out. Even driving with the top down, the clarity is amazing. On the plus side: -Installation was easy and quick...thanks Crutchfield for the install kit and instructions! -The unit seems solid and well made-looks great installed -Amazing features for the money. The controls are fairly intuitive and after a few tries, you learn where everything is. -Love the front USB port. Bought a nano drive and it holds all my songs. Great for displaying various song info, etc. Works great On the minus side: -The display gets washed out with any sunlight near it. Obviously in a convertible, I'm not seeing much info on the screen -Even though it was indicated that the power antenna would only go up if the radio was on, my antenna is up whenever the unit is powered on. A small annoyance -The buttons along the bottom are a bit small and can be difficult to find by touch. Overall, I'm really enjoying this Kenwood and am quite happy. Crutchfield as always was great to work with. I've bought a ton from them and will again.

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    Written by: KitterySports from Kittery, ME on October 19, 2010

    2000 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Kenwood name plus free install kit! Awesome deal and quality.

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    Written by: JeffS from CT on October 19, 2010

    2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    really nice radio for he money. a lot better than the stock Jeep radio.

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