It's amazing how far your dollar goes these days when it comes to buying a new car stereo. Kenwood's KDC-152 CD receiver lives at the budget end of the their lineup, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at the performance and features it offers.

Start with a firm foundation of power
The typical factory radio is woefully underpowered, as you can tell by the muddy and indistinct sound you hear when you get up to highway speeds. This Kenwood's built-in amplifier delivers impressive power, and you'll notice a big bump in performance right away, whether you're using your factory speakers or some aftermarket models.

More media options
Chances are, you've got an an iPod® or some type of portable player. You and your friends can plug into the receiver's handy front-panel minijack input and listen to your favorite tunes while you drive. If you're spinning CDs, you'll enjoy superior sound quality from your discs — soundstaging and stereo separation are crisp and clean. And you can burn the music on your computer onto a disc and hit the road — the KDC-152 plays discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files, so you can enjoy long road trips without having to swap out discs.

Sound adjustments
Forget about the limited tone controls you'll find on a factory radio. The KDC-152 gives you a 3-band EQ and a bass boost, along with a Supreme Setting feature to improve the sound of MP3 files. And you can store a different EQ curve for each source — one for the radio, one for the aux input, and one for CDs.

Even cooler, if you add a powered sub to your system, you can turn it up and down with the receiver's sub level control, a great feature if you listen to a wide variety of music. And, speaking of control, Kenwood includes a wireless remote for your convenience.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 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 11-digit LCD display and red button illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • Supreme Setting improves the sound of files encoded at low bit rates
    • speaker size settings
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt, switchable to subwoofer mode)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    What's in the box?

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

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    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Aux Connection
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control
    Warranty Note

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KDC-152 can play MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (32-192 kbps) files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, and Long file name formats. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 50 folders, and 255 files per folder (512 maximum number of files and folders). During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA Tag information - up to 60 characters.

    Text Scroll: The KDC-152 will display CD text or Audio file text. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

    Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob.

    Direct Music Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-405) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.

    Playback Modes: The Kenwood KDC-152 features the following Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.

    • Repeat Play: Track, File, or Folder
    • Random Play: Disc or Folder
    • Scan Play: Track or File (plays the first 10-seconds of each music track on a disc or music file in a folder)

    Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD is playing, the next time CD is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

    CD Read: This function sets the method for reading a CD disc. You can choose between two modes.

    • CD1: Automatically distinguishes between audio file disc and music CD when playing a CD or CD-R/RW disc.
    • CD2: When unable to play a special formatted CD, set this function to CD2 to force playing. Some music CD  discs may be unplayable even when set to this mode.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood KDC-152 features a built-in AM/FM tuner. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.

    Tuner Presets: The KDC-152's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood KDC-152 offers two preset modes.

    • Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
    • Mix: A total of 6 preset stations can be assigned to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets you recall a preset station without switching between bands.

    Auto Memory Tuning: Not only does the CD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.

    Mono Mode: The Mono mode improves the radio's FM reception, but the stereo effect may be lost.

    Aux Connection

    Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio source such as an MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function. The unit has 3 auxiliary input modes.

    • On1: Outputs the sound of the external unit connected to the Aux terminal when switched to the Aux source.
    • On2: Activates the attenuator function when turning on the power with the auxiliary source selected. This prevents the noise when no external unit is connected to the Aux terminal. Turn off the attenuator function when listening to output from an external unit.
    • Off: Disables the selection of the Aux source.

    Auxiliary Display: The KDC-152 allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-152 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-152 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KDC-152 are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    3-Way Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a 3-way rotary volume control that increases and decreases the volume of the stereo from 0 to 35. The rotary knob also controls other audio settings such as Balance, Fader, Bass, Mid, Treble and preset EQ settings. In addition, the rotary knob allows you to scroll through and select your music tracks when the Music Search function is activated.

    Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux source).

    Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of 'SP-Off' (flat/off), 'SP-OEM' (for OEM factory speaker systems), 'SP-6x9/6' (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or 'SP-5/4' (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).

    Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (10kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Game, and User.

    Bass/Treble/Mid Control: The System Q's User Mode features independent Bass (100 Hz), Treble (10 kHz) and Midrange (1 kHz) control from - 8 to +8 dB.

    Bass Boost: In addition, The Kenwood CD receiver features a Bass Boost control that can be set to the following levels (LV1, LV2 or Off).

    Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, Tuner, and Aux).

    Supreme Setting: When MP3 or WMA files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.

    Selectable Preamp Output: The KDC-152 features a preamp output that you can adjust from a full-range rear speaker preamp output to a low-pass subwoofer preamp output.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood KDC-152 offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 85 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz or off.
    • Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-15 to +15) from the CD receiver.

    Tel Mute: The KDC-152 features a cell-phone mute wire (brown) in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KDC-152 features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft.

    Note: No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Fluorescent Display: The Kenwood head unit features a single-line, 11-character, bluish-white backlit fluorescent display with red button illumination.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face and button illumination is "keyed." When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed." Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.

    Display Dimmer: The display has two brightness settings to adjust the brightness of the display according to the surrounding illumination. You can change this setting within the menu from On or Off.

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KDC-152 comes with the RC-405 IR wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad (0-9). The remote will control Audio, CD, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery (supplied).

    • Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks & files, as well as AM/FM presets.
    • Attenuator: The CD receiver features an Attenuator button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.

    Warranty Note

    Warranty Note: This refurbished Kenwood product carries a 90-day warranty when purchased from Crutchfield. Kenwood offers Crutchfield customers an extra 60 days extended warranty beyond the 30-day Kenwood Limited Warranty for Refurbished Product that comes in the box.

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    Great Value

    Written By R W, Halifax, Va on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    Great quality for the money, there are plenty of more expensive stereos available with lots of bells and whistles that I don't need and only would add to the price. I purchased this to replace a factory radio and am well pleased!

    Pros: Price ease of instillation quality

    Cons: Scan button could work better

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    Written By Jono, Northfield, Ohio on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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    I'm a big kenwood guy. This is the perfect budget head unit.

    Pros: Low price. Good sound quality. Easy to use

    Cons: Looks aren't great.

    Great products

    Written By Kenwood KDC-152, Marysville ohio on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    Fairly easy installation once you get the correct wires. I don't use the remote but it works just fine in the driver seat. Like the color, wish it came in blue for the same price though

    Pros: Clear, easy to use, looks nice, love the auxiliary option

    Cons: Not really a con but I wish the lighting was blue

    Nice Equipment

    Written By mttasch1, Spring City, PA on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    It was easy enough to put in, but something I have never done before. After spilling a cup of coffee on my stock radio, it would no longer work with cassettes, as they would get stuck (this culminated when I tried to remove the cassette one time, and broke the cord, leaving the cassette in the player). A co-worker told me about crutchfield.com and it's pricing, and I haven't looked back.

    Pros: -Excellent fit -Sound quality is amazing for stock system (aside from the reciever). -Aux cable compatibility. -Didnt really have to move anything around in my 1997 GMC Sierra

    Cons: -None at the moment really, it has 110% done what I expected of it.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Gary B, Beachwood NJ on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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    Great bang for the buck. Decent power. Good sound. I bought this for an old car when the CD player died. I didn't need great sound or many features. Only a few minor complaints. When you take the CD out, the receiver does not turn on. You have to press a button a few times. Not good when you are driving. This unit also comes with a remote. But why?

    Pros: Value

    Cons: Have to press too many buttons for some features

    A Good Buy

    Written By Terry, Cedar Rapids, IA on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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    I am an old guy (hearing aids!) and I dropped this in my pet 18 year old Toyota with no problems. Great sound in my old pet for under a hundred bucks; I am a happy man.

    Pros: Easy installation. Looks good in the dash. Sounds really nice. Lots of presets. AM, FM, CD, Aux inputs.

    Cons: None

    Great Kenwood Unit

    Written By Fred, Hamptonville NC on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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    I just wanted to replace factory cassette deck in my 93 Ford Ranger with a CD Player. Have no use for the fancy features such as Bluetooth, ect. The deck fit perfect in the dash. I have installed a few decks and this was easy. The Kenwood unit had the power I wanted and simple controls. I love it.

    Pros: Cheap price.

    Cons: None

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    Written By James, Florida on Friday, September 05, 2014

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    The radio works great. It was easy to install. Has to many functions for what I needed or wanted. I just wanted to play music while in my jeep.

    Das Blinking Lights | Poor Viewing Angle

    Written By dad, Berkeley, CA on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    There are three reasons this a was a poor match for me:

    1) The display does not work if viewed from above (e.g. if your radio is relatively low in the dash, as is mine). 2) The designers went out of their way to maximize flashing lights. Every action causes a flourish of blinking lights that's quite distracting. Every display flashes or blinks in some way. 3) The "off" button is a multi function button: so you can't just jam the button to turn the thing off. You have to actually look at the display and get it into the right mode. Ugh.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Cheap

    Perfect

    Written By Lj, Manville on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    Great stereo

    Pros: Built in aux

    Cons: Confusing at first

    KDC-152

    Written By Richard, Matthews N C on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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    Excelant for price good Kenwood product

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: None

    KDC-152

    Written By TxCh, Houston, Tx on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    Certainly not an improvement over the OEM radio. Tinty sound. Sending it back

    Pros: Ease of install

    Cons: No help in instruction for the color coded wiring harness to the interface harness.

    Love the receiver

    Written By Kenwood receiver, Maggie Valley , NC on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    Never had a CD player in my 91 miata it came with a Cassette player the CD player sounds great when I hooked it up with Kenwood 3 way speakers .

    Pros: Sounds ten times better than what came with the car.

    Cons: Only 2 places to put speakers on a miata unless you won't them in your head rest which I don't like an wont to keep the 25 year old car as stock as much as possible.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By jake, linden mi on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    Is a very good product for the money sounds and looks very clean

    Cons: No usb

    Works Great!

    Written By SA, Boulder, CO on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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    This unit works great. Good sound quality, easy install. It has everything we need in a replacement HU

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Lynn, Arvada,CO on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Works and sounds good for the price

    Pure awesome for a low price

    Written By PhoenixZX, Sevierville, TN on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    The radio was super easy to install and the sound quality is suprisingly clear and just plain good. The look of it fits perfect with my car and my style. This was the first time ive bought stuff from Crutchfield and i will definetly continue to buy my audio equipment from them from now on.

    Pros: Sound quality is really good and it looks awesome.

    Cons: Nothing really :) this radio is really good

    Big Mistake

    Written By Rob W, Saint Petersburg, Fl on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Big Mistake, I have had nothing but problems with this radio. it was replace 2 times with factory refurbished( which is what I bought)then out of courtesy, they gave me a brand new one, and Crutchfield did not document as "new" and they basically said I lied to them. in Florida, it gets hot and this radio does not like the heat at all, every time I select station program 2, it lights up tuner I try and play cds, I have to wait until my car cools down so I can use the skips of fast forward buttons. some times it randomly shuts of after being on for 30 plus minutes, the lights come on and off randomly i will never buy anything from Crutchfield again

    Pros: Looks good until the letters wear off in about 6 months

    Cons: Radio doesn't like Florida Heat Can't change colors (I knew this before I bought it though) No USB Buttons are a bit cramped together and trying to press the return button from the menu is quite a pain.

    Great value and sound

    Written By Dustin, Missouri on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Quick, easy install. My teenage daughter loves the aux port, would highly recommend

    Pros: Easy install, great fit

    Cons: Display hard to see in sunlight

    Good Product - Great Service & Support

    Written By mhmccln, Bakersfield, CA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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    I didn't buy this for it's "Coolness Factor" - I'm an old man with an old car & wanted a radio that could play CD's & other devices. This radio does that & more. But the support I got from Crutchfield is what made the project a success. I was intimidated by the apparent complexity of the wiring harness that bypassed the amplifier on my 1998 Ford Windstar. My calls to Crutchfield support were answered quickly & I got the answers I needed & the encouragement I hoped for. The installation went smoothly & I couldn't be more pleased. By the way, the radio fits perfectly in the dash & looks & sounds great.

    Pros: Good price Easy installation Good looks Good sound Great service & support

    Cons: none

    Kenwood

    Written By Donny, Charlotte Hall, Maryland on Thursday, August 07, 2014

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    Great product and was easy to install

    Pros: Easy to install Easy to use Looks cool Just what I needed

    Cons: None

    Right amount of power

    Written By haguirre, Plano TX on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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    Great budget option to replace car's original stereo. Sound quality improved by much and the power was enough to wake up a pair of Rockford Fosgates mids. Installation was straight forward and easy. Installed in less than one hour.

    Pros: Don't have to break the bank to get good quality sound. Detachable face a plus

    Cons: No bluetooth connectivity nor USB port.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Parzuaga, Gurabo, PR on Friday, July 25, 2014

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    What else can I say, built by Kenwood and surprised by the quality in the lowest price radio the have. It sounds great and is a total bang for the buck. Super easy tu use and install. Will recommend for any budget install.

    Pros: It sounds great and is a total bang for the buck.

    Cons: none yet

    Superior product and company

    Written By JoD, Hampstead, NC on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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    I am so happy with this CD receiver as well as Crutchfield. The installation was very easy, supplies were provided free, sound quality is excellent, and the look of the receiver is awesome! Happy customer indeed!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Absolutely zero!

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Anonymous, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    The kenwood kdc-152 is very easy to use and understand. The sound quality is amazing and is exactly what I was looking for.

    Pros: Easy to use. Looks good. Easy to install.

    Cons: None

    Everything I could ask for.

    Written By Anonymous, bozeman montana on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    Awesome.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Prentiss, Killeen on Monday, July 21, 2014

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    Good product if your on a tight budget.

    Pros: Operation friendly

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    Written By Anonymous, Mill Creek, Wa on Friday, July 11, 2014

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    For the price it's got great settings and sound. Installation was very easy and anyone could do it.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Anonymous, Portland, Oregon on Friday, July 11, 2014

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    I really enjoy this stereo it sounds and looks great!

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By chad s., ridgway, co on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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    basic model but much better than factory cd player

    Pros: affordable. easy install with in dash kit

    Cons: dash face plate took some minor alteration to fit correctly. using factory clips was necessary

    Great unit!

    Written By Pohto, Tennessee on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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    In my opinion, this is the best aftermarket radio for the price. I know of a few people who have this unit and have never had any problems with it, including myself!

    Pros: Easy to use, good looking, easy install, and good sound quality

    Cons: No USB or Bluetooth but not a problem

    Ken wood Kdc 152

    Written By Brandon t, Garland, TX on Sunday, June 29, 2014

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    Pretty good for a beginners sound system.

    Pros: Easy use

    Cons: No USB port

    great price Kenwood quality

    Written By Jeff, Hernando, MS on Saturday, June 28, 2014

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    Installed this unit two weeks ago and it is awesome. I was not looking for a high end stereo, just something with an aux in jack. My stock stereo was fine. This is a good upgrade and I am very pleased.

    Pros: Aux in jack Sounds great

    Cons: Small preset buttons

    Good product

    Written By Jhamilton, Concord, NC on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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    This is a really good radio for the price, couldn't have spent my money better.

    PT CRUISER UPGRADE

    Written By GBANKS, CHARLOTTE NC on Saturday, June 14, 2014

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    GREAT STEREO FOR THE PT CRUISER UPGRADE VERY EASY INSTALL

    Pros: GREAT STEREO FOR THE PRICE AND VERY EASY INSTALL

    Kenwood KDC-152 Ford 03 F150

    Written By GeogeK, Farmington NM on Monday, June 02, 2014

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    Soldering skills needed for installation it was a snap, fit as advertised leaving factory wiring intact, looks good

    Pros: all equipment fit well

    Cons: instructions were some what vague

    highly satisfied customer

    Written By steve, staten island ny on Thursday, May 29, 2014

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    everything was as advertised, easy installation, great sound.

    Pros: see above

    Cons: none.

    Just basic

    Written By Eric, Hawaii on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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    It's very basic and to me it's a minor upgrade to factory stereo.

    Pros: Cheap Aux input

    Cons: Can't change colors (I knew this before I bought it though) No USB Buttons are a bit cramped together and trying to press the return button from the menu is quite a pain.

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Slip, New Jersey on Monday, May 12, 2014

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    I bought this inexpensive unit with 2 speakers for less than 100 dollars. Really quite a value considering what you get considering the hardware and Crutchfield support which is quite superior. I intended to use this in a Chevy pickup but later decided to install it in my boat. This unit really puts out great sound and gets good reception with a cheap antenna I bought at the auto parts store and tossed up in the boats overhead wire track.. So far quite happy with my latest Crutchfield purchase. I went middle of the road on Coolness Factor because I am so square I am not qualified to rate coolness its best left to others.

    Pros: Low price Powerful Amplifier The remote is real nice, First one I ever got with a car radio. .No going below to mess with the radio. Attractive package Features

    Cons: No drawbacks when considering price and my purpose.

    Kenwood KDC-152 perfect for our needs!

    Written By DougW, Woodbury, NJ on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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    We ordered the Kenwood KDC-152 to replace the factory stereo in my wife's Honda Fit. The CD player in the original stereo was not working properly. This Kenwood has great sound quality, easy to use - no issues whatsoever. Crutchfield's install kit made for an easy installation, and their support quickly answered a question I had during the install. If you need a basic, good sounding stereo for your car, you can't go wrong with this Kenwood.

    Great headunit

    Written By josh, lewisburg, pa on Monday, May 05, 2014

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    Great head unit for the price.

    Simple and Easy

    Written By Braap36, California on Sunday, May 04, 2014

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    Easy to navigate through the menu and the has lots of features for the price

    Pros: inexpensive, clean, intuitive

    Cons: na

    great dependable product

    Written By KidWithTheMids, Michigan on Monday, April 07, 2014

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    Easy install, great instructions and overall worth the money

    Pros: User friendly

    Cons: Small remote that you can lose easily

    Kenwood KDC-152

    Written By Anonymous, Hilltop Lakes Texas on Thursday, April 03, 2014

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    Wanted a simple inexpensive radio for my Jeep. This radio was perfect for what I need.

    New sound for a old truck

    Written By Mr me, here on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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    Great unit for the price. fairly easy to use. Installed with ease thanks to the install kit. I give it overall 4 1/2 stars

    Big bang for little buck

    Written By ST0NEWALLJ, Yorktown, VA on Friday, March 14, 2014

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    A better receiver for this amount of money doesn't exist !

    Pros: 22 Watts at speakers. Very inexpensive. Easy installation.

    Cons: Small control button for FM receiver.

    Great value

    Written By Tim, Wisconsin on Friday, February 28, 2014

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    Excellent product for the price. Bought this for my son's car and we had a good time installing it. Instructions were clear and Crutchfield customer service/tech support were phenomenal.

    Pros: Cost, ease of installation, tech support

    Cons: None

    Kenwood kdc152 and associated material

    Written By Scott Maresh, Lolita texas on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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    Great job of supplying me with the correct radio and materials for an easy instillation of their product.

    Pros: Great radio good sound and easy operating

    excellent

    Written By Tim, Orlando, Fl on Friday, February 07, 2014

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    This is a very good stereo especially for the price

    Pros: Simple instillation and plenty of settings for personal preference.

    Cons: It would be a little nicer if it had a dimmer wire for the light in the head unit