Covering all the bases
Kenwood's KDC-BT852HD comes equipped with just about everything you could want in a CD receiver. Not only will it play music from your CDs, iPod®, and more, but it also comes equipped with built-in Bluetooth® capability and an ear-pleasing HD Radio™ tuner.
Wireless and hands-free
With Bluetooth on board, just pair your phone and you'll talk hands-free by touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. The receiver will even reply automatically to text messages when you're driving. Plus, Bluetooth audio streaming cuts the cord and connects this receiver to songs stored on your compatible music player — no tangled wires cluttering up your car.
HD Radio™ sounds better
With this receiver, you'll experience outstanding sound quality when you tune in a local station broadcasting an HD Radio signal. You'll hear FM that's close to CD quality and AM that comes through like old-school FM. And unlike satellite services, there's no subscription fee.
Your iPod and streaming music services offer a lot of information with your music — info like song titles, artists, and albums. You'll see it all on the KDC-BT852HD's multi-line display, and you'll get to choose the display and control illumination colors, too.
Ready for all your music
The KDC-BT852HD is ready for your iPod, iPhone®, and even your Android. Connect your iPod® or iPhone® into the receiver's front-panel USB input, and start searching through your albums, artists, and playlists for your favorite tunes with the easy-to-use controls. And if you've got your music on an Android device, just go to the Android market and download Kenwood's free Music Control app. You'll enjoy a variety of search and playback features when your phone is plugged in through the front-panel USB port.
Streaming radio from your phone
If you enjoy Pandora® Internet radio on your iPhone®, Android, or Blackberry, you'll appreciate the built-in Pandora® controls — you can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. For other sources, plug into the front-panel auxiliary input. And of course, you can play all kinds of CDs, even discs that you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod or iPhone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.