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Kenwood KDC-BT278U

CD receiver

Item # 113BT278U

To make using Bluetooth® even easier, Kenwood's KDC-BT278U CD receiver uses the two biggest buttons on the...

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About the Kenwood KDC-BT278U

Link your smartphone wirelessly

To make using Bluetooth® even easier, Kenwood's KDC-BT278U CD receiver uses the two biggest buttons on the stereo — one for hands-free calls and one for streaming music — to give you instant access. They also back up this affordable choice with robust tone controls, a front USB port that's compatible with high-res music, and solid power for your system.

Link your smartphone wirelessly

To make using Bluetooth® even easier, Kenwood's KDC-BT278U CD receiver uses the two biggest buttons on the stereo — one for hands-free calls and one for streaming music — to give you instant access. They also back up this affordable choice with robust tone controls, a front USB port that's compatible with high-res music, and solid power for your system.

Music from everywhere

Old-schoolers out there, don't worry — this Kenwood still lets you listen to your CDs and AM/FM radio too. A front aux input keeps this unit versatile, letting you use just about any music player out there. A wired connection via USB with your smartphone gives you app control from the receiver over the seemingly endless selections available on Pandora® and Spotify®.

Other smartphone perks

For the times when you're sharing the ride, the KDC-BT278U enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. And when you're streaming audio, Kenwood's Music Mix feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip party. You can also control this stereo directly from your iPhone® or Android™ phone using Kenwood's free Remote app.

Audio extras

With this Kenwood's robust amplification, you'll notice an improvement in the sound of your factory or aftermarket speakers. Use the 13-band equalizer and digital time alignment to set up the best possible sound in your car. The KDC-BT278U also provides one set of RCA preamp outputs, enabling you to connect an amp or a powered subwoofer to add even more punch to your sound. You can even adjust the crossover settings for the front, rear, and subwoofer channels independently to get that perfect sound you want.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • plays media loaded with MP3, AAC, WMA, and high-res WAV and FLAC music files
    • detachable face with white 13-digit LCD display and blue button illumination
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2) for hands-free calling and audio streaming with dual phone connection
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • Pandora and Spotify Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    • Music Mix feature allows music streaming playback and control from up to five paired smartphones
    • control the stereo with your phone using Kenwood's free Remote app
    Audio Features:
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with digital time alignment
    • Drive EQ: hear your music over road noise
    • independent crossovers for front, rear, and subwoofer channels
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel USB port and aux input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt rear/subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • optional remote control
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # KDC-BT278U

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready ---
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 22 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth ---
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs ---
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color ---
    Key Button Color ---
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote ---
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning ---
    Seek/Scan ---
    Radio Data System ---
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback Y

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