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Kenwood KMR-D772BT

Marine CD receiver with Bluetooth®

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Overview

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Kenwood's KMR-D772BT CD receiver makes it so easy to use your Apple® or Android™ smartphone on the water. This premium marine radio lets you check out playlists on Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify, or browse through your own music collection. You can also use Kenwood's Remote App to control this radio's playback and sound settings with your phone.

Control your apps and get awesome sound

Kenwood's KMR-D772BT CD receiver makes it so easy to use your Apple® or Android™ smartphone on the water. This premium marine radio lets you check out playlists on Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify, or browse through your own music collection. You can also use Kenwood's Remote App to control this radio's playback and sound settings with your phone.

Bluetooth with aptX technology

With built-in Bluetooth®, you'll be able to play your favorite music or have a clear phone conversation without exposing your phone to the wind and waves. Your calls will sound good, and aptX technology lets you stream music from your newer Android phone with exceptional sound quality.

Got an iPod® or iPhone®?

You can plug it into the rear USB input to access your playlists. Dedicated "search" and "return" buttons, plus handy tools like AppMode, Alphabet, Percentage Skip, and Related Search help you find your music fast. If you have a compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of convenient Siri® Eyes Free functionality.

Attention Android users

If you store your music on an Android™ device, Android Open Accessory protocol (AOA) lets you connect and control your phone through the front USB port or with built-in Bluetooth. You'll be able to run the apps you like and take advantage of a variety of search and playback features. The "rapid-charge" USB port will even charge your Android phone while it's plugged in.

Let your FLAC files fly

You don't have to rely on your phone for entertainment, however. You can pop in a CD, plug in a thumb drive, or by jack another device into the front-panel aux input. This receiver plays all your digital music, including lossless FLAC files. Use the 13-band EQ to shape the sounds to suit your style.

Build a big-time audio system

You can connect multiple Kenwood marine remotes to control the KMR-D772BT from anywhere on your boat. And, if you're a satellite radio fan, add a SiriusXM tuner (subscription required) to enjoy all your favorite music, sports, and talk, even when you're miles offshore. This receiver features three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs, so you'll be in good shape when you decide to add marine amplifiers (and maybe a subwoofer) to your system.

Ready for the great outdoors

Kenwood built this receiver to handle life in water or on the trail. It features a conformal coating that keeps moisture out of the internal circuitry, plus a CD slot cover and covers for the inputs. The big, bright, anti-glare 1.5-line LCD display makes it easy to see song titles and channel information when you're on the water, but this receiver is also a smart choice for Jeeps and other off-road vehicles.

Installation note: This marine radio is water-resistant, but we recommend mounting it in a water-resistant enclosure or using a cover for best performance.

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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • marine CD receiver with built-in Bluetooth
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • control your music with Kenwood's remote app
    • aptX technology delivers near-CD-quality Bluetooth audio from compatible devices
    • Android Open Accessory protocol (AOA) lets you control phone-based content
    • plays USB media loaded with MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
    • 1.5 line LCD display with white default setting
    Marine-specific Features:
    • conformal-coated PCB circuit board
    • durable CD slot cover
    Audio Features:
    • Drive EQ improves sound to compensate for exterior noise
    • Sound Reconstruction restores fullness to compressed digital files
    • 13-band EQ
    • low-pass filter and sub level control
    • Speaker Setting function for different sizes and types of speakers
    Smartphone Features:
    • dual phone capable
    • iPod/iPhone direct connection with optional cable
    • Android Open Accessory protocol works with cables or Bluetooth
    • stream Internet radio from Pandora, Spotify, and more
    • Music Control app enables playback of music files over USB from Android devices
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: rear USB port and rear AUX input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • rear-wired Bluetooth microphone included
    • dual-zone variable color illumination
    • removable theft-deterrent faceplate
    • view menu in English or Spanish
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

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    Installed this my Rzr. Love it! Performs great!

    Sean, Orofino, ID

    Reviews

    Kenwood KMR-D772BT Reviews

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    (17 Reviews)

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    Crutchfield customer from Little Rock, AR on 2/14/2019

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    Great sounding system

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    excellent unit

    Crutchfield customer from Dunedin, FL on 9/17/2018

    2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sound and reasonably priced. Easy shopping experience on crutchfield

    Pros: good sound easy set up

    Cons: Instructions did not say how to wire the factory amp in my 2002 wrangler. Had to go back to website to see additional details.

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    Tim from Romeoville, IL on 9/7/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bluetooth is horrible on this unit. I sit about 5 feet from the desk and it is still bad.

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    Great Sound, great Features.

    Paul from New Haven, CT on 8/29/2018

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

    Love the features on this unit, especially the LCD display. I have it installed in my wrangler and have no more glare issues. Also the sound is so much better than my old kenwood. The only flaw I see so far is the Bluetooth pairing was a little difficult when it came to getting the phonebook over to the receiver with my iPhone.

    Pros: No more glare on LCD screen.

    Cons: Bluetooth synching a little tough to get done.

    Don't buy

    Rick from Vacaville, CA on 8/25/2018

    Just purchased this deck and I have had many in my time. Very disappointed. I bought this for Bluetooth capability and it keeps cutting out repeatedly. I have to keep the fire wire connected to the deck to keep constant connection. If I didn't go thru the trouble of connecting the additional steering wheel device I would pull it out and never buy another kenwood again. Get a Sony or Alpine.

    Pros: Nice display in the dark

    Cons: Poor Bluetooth connectability

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    Crutchfield customer from Detroit, MI on 7/31/2018

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    This deck is a big upgrade to the factory one that came with my boat. Having a USB port and bluetooth is great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sicklerville, NJ on 7/28/2018

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    Looks great and sounds great! Came in less than 1 day,awesome service ,great experiance,I will buy all my stereo needs from crutch fields from now on.

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    Great sound, great price, great service

    Sean from Orofino, ID on 7/24/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this my Rzr. Love it! Performs great!

    Pros: Marine receiver works perfect for UTV use!

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    Lost Tackle Charters from East Liverpool, OH on 7/13/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works really well in the boat

    Pros: Nice having the Sirius on the boat, very easy ymto hookup

    Cons: Had some issues with fit, the DIN size was a little thinner than my old radio

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    Rob from Ocala, FL on 6/20/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I researched for a month on different units. By far this is the best & easy to install . Sounds Terrific on my Harley !

    Pros: Lives up to all that expectations !

    Cons: None

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    Party Barge from Stacy, MN on 5/29/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced Jensen stereo that the used pontoon we purchased came with. Love the unit and the option is has. Support was great and VERY quick to help when I need help redoing the wiring harness to make work too. The Party Barge is BACK in party mode!!

    Pros: Connects to Iphone music library and Pandora very easily

    Cons: Does not connect to external Bluetooth speaker we would like to use outside the pontoon. Or we can not figure out how to.

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    Crutchfield customer from Byesville, OH on 4/24/2018

    2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit with lots of options!

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    Great headunit

    Chip from Arkansas on 4/1/2018

    2015 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installled in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Bright screen, easy to view in the sunlight with the top off. Easy to adjust eq settings. Every hook up you could possibly need.

    Pros: Lots of hookups, settings and 3 sets of rca outputs. Easy to use

    Cons: None so far

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    Crutchfield customer from Tulsa, OK on 3/16/2018

    1983 Jeep CJ7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in 83 CJ7. Quick installation and great product.

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    Crutchfield customer from New Braunfels, TX on 3/14/2018

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    GREAT, JUST WHAT I NEEDED. GOOD CLARITY AND SEPERATION BETWEEN CHANNELS

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    Crutchfield customer from Beaufort, SC on 2/14/2018

    2005 Chrysler Crossfire
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    Not my first rodeo. Installed this unit in my Chrysler Crossfire Great Head set Easy install is

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    Ron from Athol, ID on 12/8/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just what we needed and works great.

    Pros: Everything was included and easy to use.

    Cons: None

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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)

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    Marine & Display Features
    Remote & App Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section

    Marine & Display Features

    Conformal Coated: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT CD receiver has a special water-resistant conformal coating placed on its main circuit board to protect its circuitry from the harsh, corrosive marine or motorsports environments. Even though the conformal coating makes the receiver water-resistant, it is still recommended that it be used with a universal marine cover such as the Metra (120999005B, sold separately) or Scosche (142ACM1, sold separately).

    Note: Do not install the unit in a spot exposed to direct sunlight or excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid places with too much dust or the possibility of water splashing.

    Detachable Face w/ Hidden CD Slot: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT features a hidden CD slot behind a manual flip-up cover which blends into the front-panel of the head unit. The KMR-D772BT also features a detachable face to deter theft (no face case provided). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    1.5 Line Display: The KMR-D772BT is equipped with a 16 digit 1.5 line LCD screen. You can select between English or Spanish text.

    Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting can be applied to both the LCD and buttons, or you can choose a different color for the LCD and button illumination. The Kenwood logo remains red.

    Brightness & Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD and button illumination independently or together (from 0-31). You can also dim (on or off) the display and button illumination. You can even set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" dimmer setting to be activated.

    Text Scroll: The KMR-D772BT will display song/artist information text from CD, USB, Bluetooth, iPhone, and Android. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

    12Hr/24Hr Clock: The head unit can be set to display a 12hr or 24hr clock. The unit also displays the day (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, or Sat). The clock is only displayed when selected and does not displayed simultaneously with song/artist or station information. The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).

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

    Auto Power Off: The CD receiver will automatically power off after 20 minutes when in standby mode.

    Remote & App Control

    Remote App (for Apple iOS): The Kenwood Remote App (for Apple iOS 8.0+) operates the Kenwood receiver like a wireless remote control from your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iOS device. The Kenwood Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control from your compatible mobile device.

    • Source Selection: The Kenwood Remote App provides list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources (CD, Aux, AM/FM, USB, Bluetooth); so you can select which source you want to listen to from the app on your mobile device. 
    • Playback Control: The application lets you control CD, USB, and Bluetooth audio playback. You have control of Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. From the app you can also select AM/FM bands, select preset stations, and seek AM/FM stations.
    • Display Information: The app also displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist/album information (when applicable)
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the Kenwood Remote application.
    Notes:
    • When using the Kenwood Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).
    • The Remote App is no longer compatible with any model Android OS device (as of 1/1/2019).

    Optional Marine Remotes: The KMR-D772BT CD receiver supports Kenwood's marine wired remote controls, the KCA-RC35MR and KCA-RC55MR (both sold separately).

    • Marine Wired Remote: The Kenwood KCA-RC35MR wired marine remote control (113RC35MR, sold separately) is designed to withstand the harsh marine environment. The Kenwood add-on wired remote features source selector, music search, and volume control buttons. The remote will need to be hardwired to the head unit's blue/yellow remote input wire. Up to 6 of these remotes can be connected and daisy-chained to the marine receiver.
    • Marine Wired Remote w/ LCD: The Kenwood KCA-RC55MR marine wired remote control (113RC55MR, sold separately) is also designed to withstand the harsh marine environment; meets IPX7 waterproof  standards. This add-on marine wired remote features an LCD display which lets you view source information, so you can mount your compatible Kenwood marine head unit out of sight. The KCA-RC55MR wired remote control allows you to access all major functions of your compatible Kenwood marine receiver, as well as operate peripherals like iPod/iPhone, USB, or Satellite Radio. The KCA-RC55MR features an attached 39" cable terminated by a proprietary 8-pin connector which plugs into the Kenwood marine receiver's rear-panel proprietary remote input. Up to 3 of these remotes can be connected to the marine receiver (requires up to two Kenwood's CA-Y170MR Y-adapter cables (113CY107MR, sold separately).

    Note: You can use the KCA-RC35MR and KCA-RC55MR wired marine remote controls in combination with one another. Up to six KCA-RC35MR remotes and three KCA-RC55MR remotes (for a total of 9 wired remotes) can be used with one compatible Kenwood marine receiver.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood KMR-D772BT. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SSP/USB/NFC Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood KMR-D772BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running Kenwood Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. In addition, Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the head unit's NFC tag on it rotary-knob. For older Android smartphones with OS 4.0 or lower, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the Kenwood receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the Kenwood receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's front-panel.
    • Music Mix: The new Music Mix feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the Kenwood receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.
    Note: You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KMR-D772BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. 

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KMR-D772BT also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KMR-D772BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote control.
      • Preset Dial: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's front-panel controls.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the KMR-D772BT. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Contacts are categorized as Home, Office, Mobile, Other, or General.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.

    External Mic: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, noise cancellation, and echo cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood KMR-D772BT for playback.

    • AAC & aptX Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KMR-D772BT offers support for AAC and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple & Android devices. By supporting AAC, the KMR-D772BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KMR-D772BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood KMR-D772BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the KMR-D772BT and its microphone. You even can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood KMR-D772BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT's rear-panel USB port lets you connect select Android smartphones that support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. Click here for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.
    • Hand Mode: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the KMR-D772BT's rear-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Hand Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • Browse Mode (via Kenwood Music Play App): Downloading the Kenwood Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone with AOA 2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the Kenwood CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the Kenwood Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT's rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through Kenwood receiver. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMR-D772BT. If you have an iPhone 4S with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a 3rd party "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified dock-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPhone 4S to the KMR-D772BT.

    • Head Unit Control: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). The KMR-D772BT also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone. You can also choose to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
    • Song/Artist Info Display: The KMR-D772BT will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.

    Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/28/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Music Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Remote App Pandora Spotify iHeart Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 11.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 11.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

     Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT allows you to access Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KMR-D772BT via the Kenwood KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately), the cable supplied with your iPhone, or through Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood KMR-D772BT. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora: The free Pandora App (or Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood KMR-D772BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The Kenwood KMR-D772BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KMR-D772BT has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Kenwood receiver's front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist,  or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    • iHeartAuto: The free iHeartAuto app for Kenwood (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood KMR-D772BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KMR-D772BT will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: The Channel list displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list channels in specific categories.
    • Song/Artist Info:  Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. These 18 SiriusXM presets are automatically identified as SmartFavorites for advanced features such as Replay, TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
      • Replay: When you select a SmartFavorite preset you can rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports or music content.
      • TuneStart: With the TuneStart enabled, playback will automatically start from the beginning of a song when you tune to a SmartFavorite preset channel.
      • TuneScan: TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels or currently tuned music channel.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with RDS. You can choose one of four tuning methods: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.

    • Presets: The KMR-D772BT's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. 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. The Kenwood KMR-D772BT 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.
    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

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

    • 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) or 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.
    Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT features a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that is attached to the rear-chassis via a 39" cable. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices like USB thumbdrives, USB card readers, or portable digital audio players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Drive Change: The Drive Change feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 4) in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible compatible portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's DRive Change features lets you select between the device's internal memory or external memory (such as a microSD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT supports the following types of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto USB mass storage class devices.

    Media Type CD (-R/RW) USB  (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
     WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
     
     MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
     WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
    FLAC:
      bit depth of 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 96kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag, FLAC tag, WAV tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

    • Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob.
    • Repeat & Random: You can repeat the playback of a music file or folder on a CD or USB device. You can also randomly play back all files on al disc or within in a folder of a USB device.
    • Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD or USB is playing, the next time CD or USB is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

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

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT 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 KMR-D772BT 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

    6Ch/5V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The KMR-D772BT is fitted with front, rear and subwoofer 5-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and features independent level control (-50 to +10)

    Vehicle Settings: In order to optimize the sound quality in your vehicle, you can indentify the type of vehicle you have, select speaker sizes & locations, as well as configure listening distances.

    • Car Type: Select your car type to automatically set the delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off
    • Speaker Size: You can select which size speakers are in your vehicle - Tweeter (Small, Medium, Large, or None), Front & Rear (3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None), and Sub (6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or Over, None).
    • Rear Speaker Location: You can indicate the location of your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.
    • DTA (Digital Time Alignment): For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.

    High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: You are able to select independent high pass crossovers for your tweeters, front speakers, and rear speakers; as well as a low pass crossover for the head unit's sub output.

    • Tweeter: Set high pass filter (HPF) for tweeters.
      • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • Front & Rear: Independently set high pass filter (HPF) for front & rear speakers.
      • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
      • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • Sub: Set low pass filter (LPF) for the sub output.
      • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
      • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
      • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT offers 8 EQ Presets for east adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise, and a Stage EQ for better imaging. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.

    • Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice.
    • 13-Band EQ: The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 13-band EQ (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency's gain level can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB, while the Q-factor can be adjusted to 1.35, 1.5, or 2.0
    • Drive EQ: The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music over road noise. It boosts certain frequency ranges that become hard to hear due to road noise.
    • Stage EQ: Stage EQ virtually lifts the sound up to ear-level for better imaging inside your vehicle.

    Audio Settings: The Kenwood KMR-D772BT offers a variety of audio settings to further enhance your music listening experience.

    • Sound Reconstruction: When MP3, WMA, AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound Reconstruction 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 Sound Reconstruction is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
    • Space Enhancer & Sound Realizer: The Spacer Enhancer widens the soundstage inside your vehicle, while the Sound Realizer makes your music sound more realistic.
    • Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output at extremely low frequencies.
    • 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 -15 to +6.

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

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    Have always had a great experience with Kenwood marine stereos for my boat but this is a purchase is a gift for my father-in-law's pontoon boat as he is due for some upgraded features. [ Greg  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    Upgrade for Harmon kardon radio [ Michael  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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    Norm helped me choose this one since my other Kenwood busted. This one would make swapping them out a cinch. [ BRANDON  Aug 05, 2018 ]
    Good reviews and advisor [ Kenneth  Jun 23, 2018 ]
    The multiple choices of color for display. The price was right. Rear USB port was a big factor. Good past experience with Kenwood products. [ Robert  Mar 15, 2018 ]
    Because I have a jeep and I want to have a marine radio.For me Kenmore have a great review on this equipment. [ Angel L.  Feb 10, 2018 ]

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    Yes for sure on FM. Not sure about AM [ David  Aug 07, 2018 ]
    Yes it does [ Steve  Aug 07, 2018 ]
    Yes [ Howard  Aug 07, 2018 ]
    Yes....has both AM and FM. [ Fred  Aug 07, 2018 ]
    just fine at least ten feet away [ ROBERT  Jun 16, 2018 ]
    I haven't had any issues with the BT range on my system. It's installed in the dash on a CJ7 and I keep my IPhone inside the steel center console. Not sure if the range is dependent on what device it's paired with but I haven't had an issues. [ Paul  Jun 15, 2018 ]
    Installed in my 2015 JKU. I would say greater than 10 ft. Not sure on exact range but my phone was still linked to radio when I would go inside my house for a forgotten item. Music was playing the whole time. [ Vins  Jun 14, 2018 ]
    I bought it for my boat. It's mounted inside a glove box and with the lid shut, I'd say max is about 12-15 feet. But it's perfect for what I need it for. [ Michael  Jun 14, 2018 ]
    Hi, So far so good. I have a 27' Baja so the radio is close too the helm. Approx. 4 feet and perfect operation. I've also walked away from the dock with my phone in my pocket. Text alerts were coming through the speakers. I'm very satisfied [ Robert  Jun 14, 2018 ]
    Don't use a remote either. Sorry [ David  Aug 07, 2018 ]
    I wouldn't know, I don't use a remote, ask the pros at crutchfield [ ROBERT  May 09, 2018 ]
    I was told that the Kenwood could be controlled thru my I[phone - well it does not.... [ Greg  May 09, 2018 ]
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