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Kenwood Excelon DMX706S

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # DMX706S

Kenwood Excelon DMX706S

Kenwood Excelon DMX706S

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # DMX706S

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Kenwood Excelon DMX706S

Crutchfield customer from Easley, SC on 4/10/2021

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Awesome stereo a lot of bang for your buck

Pros: Love Crutchfield if you're buying a car stereo only buy from Crutchfield hands down the best customer service, product lines and prices

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Mantua, NJ on 4/9/2021

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I have been a Crutchfield customer for over 20 years. I've always bought pioneer headunits but after Crutchfield sold me a Kenwood carplay unit for my truck, I knew I wanted one for my wife's car. I could not have been happier with this unit. It had been out of stock for weeks but Crutchfield emailed me when it came back in. It fit perfectly in a 2014 Crosstrek and looks great. I'm a Crutchfield customer for life!

Pros: Ease of operation and install. Great features at a great price. Reliability of a name brand.

Cons: I wish it had wireless CarPlay but it is still fantastic.

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Crutchfield customer from Nampa, ID on 3/23/2021

2007 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Classic

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More than I expected with the equalizer. Awesome product for the price

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Much better than the Bose system

Crutchfield customer from Lakeside, CA on 3/22/2021

2003 GMC Envoy XL

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I have a 2003 GMC Envoy and I bought this to replace the dated Bose system from the factory. Really clean looking install and more features than I'll ever need. Music and maps with Android Auto interphases easily. I have tons of music on my phone and it plays it all. Waze works seamlessly to get me where I want to go warning me of all the pitfalls on the way. The hands free phone feature works a treat. Back up camera works great also. It also sounds way better than the Bose system with more than enough ways to adjust the sound than I can use. The audio control buttons on the steering wheel work as well. Really happy with my Kenwood.

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Great, but one key flaw.

Crutchfield customer from Auburn, WA on 3/22/2021

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Great head unit for replacement of my 2013 Black Diamond Avalanche. Being iDatalink compatible, combined with the Maestro it had no issue maintaining all functionality of front and rear controls and displays. The interface is simple and easy to navigate. My one complaint is the limitation that Kenwood has (at least in this unit) with steering wheel controls. The Track Up/Seek up and /Track Down/Seek down buttons do not work the way they should in anything but radio or bluetooth device mode. They SHOULD cycle up or down through presets but they do not, except in the radio or a bluetooth connected device. In Radio you must put the mode to "Auto 2" and then it will cycle through presets, otherwise all it does is seeks to the next station. In a bluetooth device it works correctly changing to the next or previous track. In SiriusXM however, ALL it will do is seek channels up and down. This means you must reach over and PRESS the preset to change the station. Defeats the purpose (in this source anyway) of the steering wheel controls to keep your eyes on the road.

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Crutchfield customer from Champlin, MN on 3/22/2021

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This was my second radio as the first didn't have much control over the sound and subwoofer. I've only had this in for a week, but I am very happy with the control that this unit has over the sound, with both the subwoofer control and all the other sound controls. I read that some people were unhappy with the screen response, but so far I've been very happy with the screen response!

Pros: Sound control, sound quality

Cons: None yet!

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Crutchfield customer from Tracy, CA on 3/18/2021

2016 Nissan Frontier SV

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For my simple set up this unit and six speakers sound great. Loud enough for my Nissan Frontier.

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Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 3/16/2021

2004 Lexus RX330

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Full featured. Stable Bluetooth

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 3/16/2021

2014 Jeep Wrangler

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Easy install on a 2014 wrangler. Nice to have Apple car play.

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Great purchase! Would highly recommend

Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 3/14/2021

2003 GMC Yukon XL

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For the price, it's an outstanding unit! Touchscreen response leaves something to be desired, it's either extremely sensitive or you have to press hard. All the functions work great and the car play works just as good as the head units in a new vehicle

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Crutchfield customer from Newalla, OK on 3/14/2021

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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This a great stereo. Touch screen works like a charm. Has plenty of inputs/outputs. Sounds amazing. I would've have it 5 stars but I'm trouble connecting my Android phone to android auto. Keeps giving an error code. Seems this is a common problem after searching for a solution. Another feature that I really liked about the Alpine ILX 207S I was considering was independent front and rear equalizer settings.

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First New Radio in decades

Crutchfield customer from Spokane, WA on 3/10/2021

2012 Ram 1500

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This is my first new radio in decades. I love it! Be sure to connect that E-brake wire to complete the Android Auto setup. The screen is responsive, even in the cold. It is clear and I can still view it with polarized glasses on. It connects pretty fast I think, equal to the Alpine that came in my wife's Jeep.

Pros: A lot of features for the price point.

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Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 3/9/2021

2021 Jeep Gladiator

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Lacking functionality and radio favorites

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Crutchfield customer from Elmwood, WI on 3/9/2021

2003 Hummer H2

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Sounds great, easy to use and understand.

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Chris from Swanton, OH on 2/26/2021

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I put this head unit in a 2015 Tacoma that the Bluetooth quit working on. The install went very well and we were glad that I purchased the shallower head unit with out the cd player because with all the wiring harnesses it was pretty tight behind the head unit. The unit it self works very well and I am very glad that I got the unit with the android car play as the navigation works really good through the unit. I am able to use the factory USB to connect to my phone which makes it convenient to hook up. The sound is a big improvement from the factory radio with much more depth and bass. When I contacted Crutchfield on the radio purchase they stated that there was a memorandum that said the steering wheel controls might not work without the full IDATA hookup which I did not need. I am happy to say that everything works with the steering wheel controls and this has been a great update for my truck.

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Guest from Ventura, CA on 2/18/2021

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All is good...clear and brights sounds great Con....no back up or close proximity sounds?? Con...no harnesses to use existing backup camera or mic in vehicle. (Frontier Nissan 2020) Con...do not want all those apps (SiriusXM, iPod and so forth) should have a delete option

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Android Users Beware

Kathy from Wylie, TX on 2/18/2021

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If you are an Android user, do not buy this product. I have been fighting with it since received in October. I finally gave up and called Kenwood to find out, I need to uninstall, ship to them, see if they can duplicate the issue, and then they will send it back. It seems to work fine for Apple users. I also think the display looks better in the pictures than in person. The one great thing is the bluetooth, the microphone wire is quite long I was able to run it up my A post and put it at the top just below where it meets the headliner. Great sound on the bluetooth.

Pros: Bluetooth

Cons: Android Auto

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Crutchfield customer from Farmington, NM on 2/1/2021

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Excellent product! EZ to install and suits my needs to a T!! Thxs!

Pros: Ez installation

Cons: Nothing so far

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Perfect upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Newfields, NH on 1/31/2021

2003 Jeep Wrangler

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Great upgrade so I could have CarPlay, I bought two, one for my 2008 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax, and my 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ. Great features, and easy to use.

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Wonderful sound and integration!

Crutchfield customer from Oxford, OH on 1/20/2021

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This unit has amazing sound! The Maestro adapter allowed for seamless integration with the existing steering wheel controls and JBL amplifier/ speaker system in my 2008 Toyota Sienna. It also has an amazing amount of audio controls. I had to call to get some help with the wiring, but the technical support people were superb! Two things to note - the USB cord for phone connection comes out of the back of the unit, so you will need to figure out where you want it to go. It took some doing, but I found a way to thread it to a whole occupied by an unused cigarette lighter. Also, The Maestro unit requires wiring to the OBD-II port, which required navigating the cord through some very tight spaces in the dash of the Sienna. Overall, would strongly recommend this unit!

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Curtis from Bedford, IN on 1/16/2021

2000 Toyota Tundra

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I installed this unit with the IDatalink interface and Sirius. It works great. Both Apple car play and Android Auto work well. My only real complaint is that the brightness barely dims (it does, but not much}. It is ridiculously bright at night. If you drive a lot at night, you will probably want something different. If it would dim effectively at night I would have given 5 stars.

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Crutchfield customer from San Bruno, CA on 1/3/2021

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Lovely piece of equipment. Works very well and quick. Fantastic sound as well.

Pros: No volume knob for your buddies to mess with.

Cons: No volume knob (if you don't have any friends)

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Yes!

Crutchfield customer from Thornton, NH on 1/1/2021

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Blown away with the specialized knowledge and service. With their support, installation was a breeze

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Excellent Excellon

Crutchfield customer from West Richland, WA on 12/31/2020

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A straight forward user friendly system that delivers great sound and all the features of a much more expensive unit. The graphics are awesome and easy to see when wanting to make a choice.

Pros: So easy to install because of the short depth of the design.

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Don't bother

Crutchfield customer from Nicholasville, KY on 12/31/2020

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Android auto keeps failing. It's not the phone because android auto works fine with my other vehicles.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MD on 12/31/2020

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Works ok for Carplay. It crashed a couple of time in the beginning, but seems ok now. Do not like the interface.

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Crutchfield customer from Clearwater, FL on 12/30/2020

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Nice display and pretty user friendly

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Good budget head unit

Crutchfield customer from Cedar Hill, TX on 12/30/2020

2014 Subaru Outback

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I've had this radio installed for a week along side an iDatalink Maestro and so far I'm very much enjoying it. It's very feature rich for the price and has worked quite well. The only complaints I have are that the touch screen is resistive and not capacitive which makes it feel cheap. The UI is usable but not great, but if you're mostly going to use Android Auto or Apple Car Play that's not that big a deal. I kinda wish I'd sprung for a model with two USB ports, because I like to play music off a flash drive when I'm not using Android Auto, but that's poor planning on my part and not a problem with this head unit. Overall I give it 4 stars. I think it would be a 5 star unit if it had a capacitive touch screen!

Pros: Android Auto works great. iDatalink Maestro compatibility. Very feature rich.

Cons: Touch screen feels cheap.

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Crutchfield customer from Phelan, CA on 12/28/2020

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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This is my first venture into Kenwood products. I have always used Pioneer, but their offerings in a shallow mount unit were very limited and expensive. This Excelon fit the bill, ticking every box on my list: Android Auto, iDataLink Maestro compatible, shallow mount, budget. It has a ton of features compared to previous Pioneer head units I've used. This is both a great feature and a downfall. My reason for docking one star is that trying to tune the sound quality is proving very difficult with nearly 4 times the amount of options that I'm used to. Don't get me wrong, it definitely has the ability to sound great I'm sure. I just haven't been able to find the sweet spot that I was able to achieve with simpler controls.

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Worth It

Crutchfield customer from Winston Salem, NC on 12/28/2020

2007 Chrysler 300

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Everything I need in a radio.

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Cons: No Usb on the front of radio.

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Crutchfield customer from Nescopeck, PA on 12/28/2020

2006 Pontiac GTO

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I bought this as a replacement to an older kenwood touch screen unit and wow what a difference! the apple car play is awesome and the adjustable crossovers are nice tools for setting up the system to sound top notch.

Pros: great sound quality, reasonable price, apple car play,

Cons: display doesn't dim enough at night with the lights on, phone has to be plugged in to usb to use apple car play

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Crutchfield customer from South Salt Lake, UT on 12/23/2020

2003 Chevrolet Suburban

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I mostly picked this unit because it had two camera inputs; one for my reverse cam and a second for my travel trailer. I couldn't find another unit that gave access to the camera with an easily accessible 'real' button. The user interface is very easy to navigate and the touchscreen is far more responsive than I expected. I can't comment on audio quality because I'm using an adapter to my factory amplifier.

Pros: Ease of use Button lighting can be completely customized to match factory dash backlighting.

Cons: None that I'm aware of.

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Crutchfield customer from Battle Ground, WA on 12/15/2020

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The install went very easily and the tech support was great.

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Nice Unit

Crutchfield customer from Hazen, ND on 12/13/2020

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Have liked the radio so far, still learning how to use it a little bit, a lot of features I haven't played with yet on it

Pros: The display is nice, hook up was nice and easy, good instructions, nice sound coming out

Cons: Bought the kit to install into my truck, ended up not needing everything that was sent.

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Crutchfield customer from Roanoke, VA on 12/13/2020

2008 Acura TSX

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Very nice unit, love all the features, sound is great

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Crutchfield customer from Inyokern, CA on 12/13/2020

2005 Chevrolet Corvette

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Installed in a 2005 Corvette convertible, Install was easy, just took my time. Very happy with the sound and the Android auto is so cool and makes the car feel so much newer. The back up camera was very important, a lot of blind spots. The picture doesn't do it justice the sun was in bad spot.

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Crutchfield customer from Kingsport, TN on 12/13/2020

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Bought for my 2017 Wrangler JKU to finally be able to have Apple CarPlay. Not only has this deck provided a lot of new/better features for me, it has also woken up the sound from the factory Alpine speakers and amp. Sure, I know upgrading all the speakers would be even better, but the deck alone has made a huge improvement. I love the fact that I could also add on a front camera which will come in especially helpful when off-road. With the unit being a digital media receiver, it didn't require removing the factory rear bracket as seen in most YouTube videos for JK stereo upgrades. Install was a piece of cake for this head unit.

Pros: Features Sound quality

Cons: Wish you could change the seek mode for Sirius to jump presets rather than just channels.

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Great Stereo

Stephen from SEBEKA, MN on 12/13/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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I installed this unit in my 2005 Ford F150. A massive improvement over the factory unit. Carplay works beautifully with my Iphone. The bluetooth option works amazingly well, calling feature works great, this is just an all around fantastic stereo from Kenwood! I highly recommend it!

Pros: Basically everything...

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Melbourne Beach, FL on 12/11/2020

2013 Hyundai Veloster

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Excellent stereo!

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Crutchfield customer from Mattawan, MI on 12/11/2020

2006 Dodge Ram 2500

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Bought this model specifically to have two camera inputs to have one on tailgate of truck and one on back of camper. Features work good, wish the volume was adjusted by a knob instead of arrow buttons but overall happy with purchase - Crutchfield instructions made the install a breeze. Will be back again simply for that reason...didn't hurt that the package of all components ended up being cheaper than the big online retailer!

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Rita, GU on 12/10/2020

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Great buy

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Crutchfield customer from Lochbuie, CO on 12/4/2020

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I installed this on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JKUR) and I couldn't be happier. I paired it with the idatalink and was able to retain all factory features.

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Crutchfield customer from Hampton, VA on 12/1/2020

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I love this radio, makes u feel like you have a newer model car, has all the same features

Pros: Everything you need in 1 system

Cons: None

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Great unit with many features, big upgrade.

Crutchfield customer from Little Neck, NY on 11/30/2020

2015 Subaru Forester

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Installed in a 2015 Subaru Forester without Nav. Installation was smooth and I am very happy with the extra features on the unit including the Gauges. I have not hooked up the backup camera to my car's existing backup camera, as the installation instructions were not clear enough for me to understand where the camera input would be coming from. Maybe I'll take another shot at it soon. The hardest part about the installation was removing the climate control panels with the manual cables for vent and temperature control. The dimmer function required OBD-II interface and was simple enough to figure out.

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Great upgrade to the factory system.

Crutchfield customer from Bloomington, IN on 11/23/2020

2005 Ford Escape

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Great radio. Installation was easy with the kits that Crutchfield provides and there is a lot of flexibility with this system. I got a backup camera and Sirius receiver simply because the radio allowed for it.

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Ok but not exceptional

Robert from Jenks, OK on 11/22/2020

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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There is no outside USB port on the receiver. I never thought about checking that. There is a usb cord coming from the rear but that is a challenge to figure out how to bring it to the front. Most receivers offer both. The Bluetooth did connect easily though. The volume buttons are tiny and hard to adjust while driving. The sound is very nice however I am going to add an amplifier soon to get more volume.

Pros: Good sound. Bluetooth connected easily Tony iPhone

Cons: No front usb connector.

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Eric from Visalia on 11/22/2020

2013 Ford Fusion

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Been using for about a month. The unit tied in well with my 2013 Ford Fusion. Audio and climate controls, audio, blue tooth all work well, as does Android Auto. The button s on the climate and Sirius XM screens are small and condensed, not the easiest to manage when driving. The parking assist screen will display as I slow/stop at stop light. This is annoying. Have yet to figure out hot to disable it. All things considered, it's a good value with lots of functionality. - I had initial trouble getting Android Auto to function (unrecognized device error 4446), but the problem turned out to be the cable connecting my phone to the USB.

Pros: Lots of functionality. Screen display quality is good.

Cons: Some screens have small, condensed or hidden buttons. Not easy to use.

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Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 11/22/2020

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class

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So far so good, no issues with fit, still messing the settings, overall, very pleased

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Crutchfield customer from Manchester, NH on 11/22/2020

2015 Jeep Renegade

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Great head unit for a great price. Doesn't take up a lot of space but love the larger screen and additional options including the backup cam features. Always had Kenwood head units and will continue to do so.

Pros: Added features factory doesn't have. Easy to install with purchase of the Meastro.

Cons: In the past a wireless remote was always included.

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Quality unit

Crutchfield customer from Dayton, OH on 11/21/2020

2005 Lexus RX330

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Does everything I want. Screen is responsive, sound quality is awesome and highly customizable. Quality instruction manual. Lots and lots of features.

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Crutchfield customer from Northampton, MA on 11/15/2020

2003 Toyota Tundra

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Wonderful resolution, easy to use, perfect with Carplay.

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Thank you

Crutchfield customer from Clayton, IN on 11/14/2020

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This is a great product, thanks for all the help getting the right one.

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Great Stereo

Jesse from SANTA PAULA, CA on 11/6/2020

2018 Toyota Camry

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After doing my homework on car stereos, I've decided to go with the Kenwood DMX706S for my 07 Camry! It hasn't disappointed me and it has it all what I'm looking for power, Sirius ready, especially controlling the equalizers and crossovers. It sounds really good if you change out the factor speakers.

Pros: Perfect for advance users foe that perfect sound to control your own settings

Cons: Does not have HR Radio

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Awesome Unit

Ian from CHARLOTTE, NC on 11/6/2020

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This unit is an absolute delight!!! I replaced the old outdated equipment in my older 7 series with this and it has not disappointed. I am using it in a three way active setup with an Audio Control 6 channel amp and the combination offers lots of possibilities for music tweaking. The controls are very intuitive and numerous and the sound reproduction is awesome. Installation was a breeze since it's a shallow mount unit. Car play works great and connection to my Iphone is instant as soon as I enter the car. The screen is bright and well laid out. I would recommend this unit to anyone who wants good sound reproduction.

Pros: Absolute fantastic audio sound and controls.

Cons: Wish the screen was a bit wider. Only one USB connection.

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Crutchfield customer from Ringwood, NJ on 11/5/2020

2019 Jeep Wrangler

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Excellent output. Coupled with Maestro retained all steering controls. Excellent Crutchfield documentation.

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Great sound and options

Crutchfield customer from Springfield, OH on 11/4/2020

2007 Scion tC

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This head unit sounds great. Lots of options to enhance the sound from EQ to bass boost and loudness control. Easy to maneuver, fits perfect, couldn't be happier.

Pros: Fit, sound, ease of use

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Elkhart, IN on 11/4/2020

2006 Chevrolet Corvette

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great head unit for the money.

Pros: easy connection

Cons: should have gone with the wireless apple car

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 11/3/2020

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Nice sounding stereo. Very easy to use . left the original Bose speakers in and got to keep my stock sirius tuner. Had to call for a little help Crutchfield customer service is AWESOME!!!! this is my second stereo 2005 F150 last time 2013 GMC HD 2500 this time

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Installation was easy with the wiring harness that was provided

Crutchfield customer from Medford, OR on 11/1/2020

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Installation was easy with the wiring harness that was provided. Looks nice in my 2004 4runner. The stereo works well with wired android auto, connects wirelessly via bluetooth for phone calls and music with great quality. The Am/FM radio interface could use some work, not easy to switch between stations (I don't have steering wheel controls). Clickable volume buttons are nice.

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Great Radio For Audiophiles

Gary from Pensacola, Florida on 10/30/2020

2011 GMC Sierra

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This radio has a ton of audio settings for setting up Hz for your sub's mid's and high's. The Volume max's out at 40 but it is plenty loud. Haven't really played with the Android Auto thingy yet. Only thing I wish it came with was the backup cam and possibly a remote but those are small nit picky things. Radio is dope all around.

Pros: Fully customizable EQ settings with Hz and speaker size and position

Cons: Non so far

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Crutchfield customer from Placerville, CA on 10/29/2020

2001 Dodge Ram

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Really nice but shure would be nice to have a remote for my stereo

Pros: Easy

Cons: No remote

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Awesome company

Crutchfield customer from Vienna, GA on 10/25/2020

2017 Polaris Slingshot

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Great product at a awesome price. Very fast shipping and even faster customer service! Will buy again

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, GA on 10/11/2020

2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Sounds great. Easy to install.

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Ricky from Bonne Terre, MO on 10/7/2020

2005 GMC Yukon

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Kendwood dmx706S I woukd highly recommend this head unit to anyone looking to replace the factory one. Cant say enough for the awesome tech support from crutchfield, I couldn't have done it without guys, thanks again.

Pros: This really a cool head unit with a lot features and absolutely love it, thanks to crutchfield staff for support with install??. Installed into 2007 tahoe and it looks like it came out from the factory and retained all factory options.

Cons: Doesnt play cd's or dvd's but other just use android auto or apple play

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Crutchfield customer from Moorhead, MN on 10/5/2020

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Crutchfield customer from Flint, MI on 10/5/2020

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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Im not sure yet as I have no steering wheel controls after buying all the gear. Radio itself seems to work fine.

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Looks and sounds amazing but...

Crutchfield customer from Clovis, CA on 10/5/2020

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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The sound is incredible. Lots of features. Screen looks great. However, the screen gets warm after being on for a while, I have lost all power in the deck twice while driving, and the screen has turned off once by itself but music continued to play.

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Crutchfield customer from Ann Arbor, MI on 10/4/2020

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Works perfectly with excellent sound and features

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Great deal

Crutchfield customer from Hillsboro, OR on 10/4/2020

2013 Ford F-150 FX4

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Great receiver, plenty of power

Pros: A ton of functions

Cons: Would love it if temperature was displayed in other screens than in the hoax control screen

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Crutchfield customer from W Carrollton, OH on 10/4/2020

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Works great and looks good. Exactly as advertised .

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Great features for factory replacement

Derik from MONTROSE, CO on 9/25/2020

2012 Ford F-350

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I purchased this to replace the factory Sync enabled unit in my 2012 Ford F350. Some of the features I wanted required some manual intervention, but I am extremely pleased with how this turned out. My F350 has a tuner, which takes over the OBD2 port, so the Crutchfield default method for maintaining steering wheel controls would not work. I instead used the PAC-RD4 and it works very well. I wanted to enable backup camera on this new, larger screen (factory was in rear-view mirror). Crutchfield did not support this, however I was able to track down the video and ground signal in the passenger side pillar, and tap into it with an RCA cable. I also wanted to enable a front facing camera, which was relatively straightforward. I was able to use the existing Aux input, and tap into it for a factory looking input to the new Kenwood. Their are method of using the existing USB connector, but it requires an adapter and results in much longer cables. I was concerned about the cable length, so I modified the Kenwood USB adapter to fit in the factory slot (shaved the connector and use a little bit of epoxy). The result is a factory look with new functionality. The mic is mounted where the factory mic was, but is more obtrusive. I was unable to come up with a functional solution to keep the same look and feel for the mic. Audio quality is great! The only downside I experience is slow display response on the Kenwood. Giving it 4 stars as display response i

Pros: Features and ability to integrate are fantastic. Able to update a 2012 F350 Sync to something much more modern and cool without having to make many compromises. Dual camera support is very nice. Audio controls are fantastic

Cons: Screen response time is sometimes slow. The warning screen on startup is annoying.

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Awesome

Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 9/22/2020

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Put in a 2008 avalanche with rear entertainment system so with this Kenwood being a dual zone head it functions like factory but gives me all the features you get in new head units. Much help from Mac!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, VA on 9/20/2020

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JL)

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Kenwood does it again.At a great price.

Crutchfield customer from Barceloneta, PR on 9/17/2020

2001 Volvo V40

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Looks good. EQ , Crossover , stage settings, it's everything needed for a fine sound. At a good price.4 speakers output good sound . Android device works FLAWLESS. Subwoofer control also excellent. Great Unit.

Pros: lots of control to get the desired sound. Price. Easy install.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Flagstaff, AZ on 9/16/2020

2007 Ford F-150

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Good quality, easy install, would purchase again.

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Keith T from Satellite Beach, FL on 9/12/2020

2006 Lincoln Town Car

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Played with it for an hour before calling it a night...few notes of vehicle specific install to assist others with similar vehicles. - Metra adapter instructions failed to mention not to use the mounting ring that comes with the radio so I stood there trying to figure out how to apply the adapter before finally noticing bolt holes in the radio casing- discard Kenwood mount ring - don't mount the adapter squared-up to the radio because the mount bolt locations won't sit flush in the dash. took a few loosely installed attempts to find the right holes and acceptable angle that allowed the adapter to sit flush and apply final torque - be extra careful removing the analog clock. mine already was already cracked near the screw hole and broke in half during removal - Axxess steering wheel control adapter...don't try figuring this out using your cell phone. Well, not for me anyway. Doesn't come adequate instructions for the dozen wires and only use three of them. Called Crutchfield support, but had to wait 30 minutes for a call back. During that time I got on my PC and visited Axxess's website for vehicle specific instructions. By the time CF called back I had figured it out and used the called to verify. For my application- red & black connected as expected, but gray w/red tapped into pin 18 of factory harness. Setup is straight forward- typical Kenwood fashion. One quick observation was that the buttons at the bottom were flimsy/loose...not what you'd expect from

Pros: not too bad to install typical Kenwood ease of use

Cons: trial-n-error during install buttons along bottom were flimsy/loose and not what I'd expect from an Excelon unit of this price

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Phone Doesn't Work!!!

Kevin from LONE TREE, CO on 9/10/2020

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The jury is out! All works well with one exception: the phone never stays connected. Kind of a big deal!!! The phone is initially not seen. "There is no phone connected. I will try to find one." The phone then connects, but within a couple minutes I receive a message to effect of "The phone is disconnected." I've tried everything...Called Crutchfield. No solution. Call iData/Maestro. No solution. Best recommendation thus far (from iData/Maestro) is to reflash the Maestro component. Tried that. Took apart the dash (for a third time) removed the radio and wiring (for the second time), and tried to flash. For whatever reason it won't let me. To say the least, very frustrating. I'm getting near the end of the 60 day warranty and to the point of return for an alternative or roll the dice and assume some day this will start working as it should..............

Pros: Most things

Cons: Phone

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Great head unit

Richard from HUNTINGTON, NY on 9/9/2020

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Simply awesome. Why didn't I replace the stock head unit sooner? Great features, especially apple car play! This combined with the new Kicker speakers... love my set up now. I was planning on adding an external amp, but I don't think I need one now. Oh, btw, it comes with a 2 year warrantee!! Thanks Crutchfield. Install was easy

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Crutchfield customer from Oak Harbor, WA on 8/15/2020

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Easy install, intuitive interface. Replaced my factory nav in my 2013 Silverado. Love the Apple CarPlay.

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Great deck!

Vinny_Fonz from SAN PABLO, CA on 8/3/2020

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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This is the first double din radio I have installed after only installing single dins. The absence of a cd player is nice because it makes this unit more compact, allowing more room behind the unit for extra wiring harnesses. Once installed, the interface is really simple to use. Easily connects with Apple Carplay, which was the main reason I chose this deck for my parent's FJ Cruiser. They used to have an outdated Eclipse double din, with navigation that required a disc and was years outdated. Now they have an updated unit, with carplay, an interface they are familiar with since they have iPhones. My parents also listen to a lot of streamed music. Which is where the music industry seems to be headed, no more discs. This unit has six channels of preamps, all clean 4V signals. So if you're going to be installing amplifiers, this is a necessity. It also has some EQ tenability so unless you plan on using an outboard EQ, you should be able to get dialed in pretty nice. Overall, great unit, plus we got it as an open box item, no blemishes whatsoever. My parents love the unit and if they're happy, I'm happy.

Pros: All the features that it comes with!

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from New Hartford, NY on 8/2/2020

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

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Sounds great, settings are easy to navigate once you get used to them, and the small form factor makes it super easy to install. The only thing I wish it had was a second USB port so that I could leave my thumb drive plugged in when using Android Auto.

Pros: Android Auto (Haven't tried Carplay yet) Multitude of settings, vehicle info display (via iDatalink), great sound

Cons: Only 1 USB connector (can use the car one via the iDatalink but it doesn't have as many features and it overrides the headunit's port)

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Crutchfield customer from Ephrata, PA on 8/2/2020

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT

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Excellent radio, sounds great. Lots of features and options.

Pros: Shallow depth, great sound, ease of use.

Cons: Low resolution for a unit costing this much. Should be at least 720p for this price.

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Crutchfield customer from Unionville, TN on 8/2/2020

2017 Subaru Forester

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Loving the Kenwood. Easy to use and setup. Definitely worth the money.

Pros: Interface is easy to use.

Cons: Wish it had more pre sets for sound.

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Great radio. I love it.

Crutchfield customer from Taunton, MA on 7/27/2020

2019 Ram 1500 Classic

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Great looking radio. Only gave it 4 stars. Still haven't use all its function. It has a lost. Highly recommended

Pros: Lots of different function

Cons: None yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Ashville, OH on 7/27/2020

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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Great improvement to sound quality

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Crutchfield customer from Estes Park, CO on 7/26/2020

2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL)

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Radio works great in my Jeep, definitely an upgrade from the factory unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake City, UT on 7/26/2020

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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Very good radio for low to mid-price cars

Crutchfield customer from Maricopa, AZ on 7/24/2020

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This radio/entertainment system is certainly not bad but the display is not quite as large as the original Ford Taurus display which makes this display a little more crowded, a lot busier than the factory radio. The factory radio was the upgraded Sony which sounded very good, but not great. I would have given it 4 stars. The DMX706s's audio is not as full as the Sony and the audio adjustments are spread across too many separate screens. The 3 stars are for an average sounding entertainment system with an interface that doesn't need to be so busy.

Pros: It does offer a lot of functionality. It is easier to use now that I've learned my way around it. The sound can be greatly improved by using the built in equalizer or its presets, more audio/boost settings on another screen which enhances the sound even more.

Cons: Too many screens to jump through to adjust sound settings. One USB port. Full phone functionality requires the phone be plugged into the USB port. I was aware of that but didn't realize how inconvenient it would be to unplug my USB music drive so I can plug my phone in, and vice-versa. The angle of my dash exposes the screen to a lot of direct sunlight making it hard to see at times - there is probably a setting for that which I have not had time to look for. Still adjusting sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Sandwich, IL on 7/22/2020

2006 Chevrolet Corvette

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Installed in a 2006 Corvette. All items purchased fit perfectly. Spent the extra $25 for Crutchfield to pre-assemble the harness--very smart money spent. Overall very happy with the head unit and installation kits.

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Crutchfield customer from Waterbury, CT on 7/14/2020

2017 Honda Accord Sport

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Very good I love it

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Crutchfield customer from Honolulu, HI on 7/13/2020

1998 Toyota Camry LE

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This unit is loaded with a lot of adjustable features in sound and display

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Great Radio

Crutchfield customer from Flat Rock, MI on 7/12/2020

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

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Great radio easy install

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 7/12/2020

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Great stereo has a lot of features and I like the individual eq control. I was able to do the custom wallpaper and that was awesome. Installation was easy and straightforward. I paired mines with maestro rr2.

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Crutchfield customer from Renton, WA on 7/11/2020

2012 Ram 1500

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The shallow mount this stereo has is a must for a 2012 Ram . This radio was a perfect fit with the proper dash kit and I had tons of room in the behind the Head Unit for my Maestro Steering wheel controller, back up camera wires, harnesses, amp wires And Sirius radio Tunner. I can't believe I still have more room to build Because of the small size of this. I had to do some light trimming of the dash but the dash is still there. The controls are easy to access and the CarPlay just made me love my truck even more . Only thing I wished this radio had was two USB ports. For the price of this head unit you can't go wrong.

Pros: Slim fit tons of power and features with added accessories.

Cons: Only One USB port..

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Crutchfield customer from Farmingdale, NY on 7/2/2020

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Radio is awesome. Good sound. Good features. Love the push buttons over the touch screen buttons. Very responsive touch screen. Easy hook up

Pros: Easy hook up. Great touch screen. Push buttons are nice for volume and menu. Specially the camera. Easy access without going through the menu.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, IL on 6/23/2020

2013 Nissan Rogue S

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Put this radio in my 2013 Nissan Rogue. Had some initial issues getting the Android Auto to work. Found out it's very finicky and you must use an approved AA or original phone cord for it to work properly. This radio is really sweet and install was a breeze. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Android Auto Apple CarPlay Sound Features

Cons: Car bracket didn't fit the smaller head unit Knewood went to recently well. Required some modification.

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Overall a Good Product

Crutchfield customer from Berea, KY on 6/21/2020

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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It's a good receiver with audio options galore, but I haven't yet figured out how to upload new wallpapers to this unit.

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Great product and excellent service!

Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 6/17/2020

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Excellent improvement in sound even with using stock speakers. The installation was easy and straightforward and purchasing from Crutchfield was great because they were able to answer all my questions concerning sound quality and functionality for my specific vehicle.

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In a better place

Crutchfield customer from Homestead, FL on 6/14/2020

2001 Lexus IS300

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I had an Excelon waaaay back in the day and I liked it along with the Excelon speakers. I got this deck kinda reliving the old experience. It's a definite huge upgrade from my stock radio. It sounds good and has cool little features. I wish it was HD. The CarPlay is cool. I rather it be wireless to do away with all the cables laying around. I'm happy. Like I said it's a definite upgrade from my broken stock radio. I guess I just wanted a little more. Sorry if this isn't helpful.

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Sweet Kenwood

Crutchfield customer from Alvord, TX on 6/9/2020

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What A BEAST of A Radio..... Its got soooo much stuff to tweak and make the sound your own for your space. Tons of EQ.... Tons of adjustments..... The maps are a hardwire to your phone.. BUT... that's about a$400 savings over the option just to have wireless maps. The sound is incredible... It will take a bit of learning to find everything... Watch some YouTube videos...... But all in all... BUY THIS UNIT....

Pros: Tons on EQ Tons of adjustments and Spacializers Sound Reception is CRYSTAL! EASY WIRING Shallow footprint Cost is Minimal for what you get

Cons: Doesnt seem to pick up my album art work on Bluetooth and Pandora.... But im working on it.

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Love it

Matt from NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA on 6/1/2020

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Nice deck. lots of features. easy to install. looks great!

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Carmel, TN on 5/25/2020

2014 Ram 1500

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Works better than I thought. Great sound.

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Keith from Harrisonburg, Va on 5/25/2020

2013 Ford Mustang

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Awesome system. Going from buttons and dial to touchscreen is an absolute game changer.

Pros: If you aren't hands free compliant you need to be. This setup is perfect for doing just that. It comes with all kinds of options built in and can be expanded to do so much more.

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Great head unit

Crutchfield customer from Sterling Hts, MI on 5/24/2020

2010 GMC Sierra

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A very nice head unit after being used for about a week. There are many features that I will take advantage of and it's worth every penny in my eyes. It may have been changed now, but the information regarding the preamp voltage was incorrect, and I was upset to see that it was wrong. A slightly annoying feature about this reciever is the volume control. You can press and hold the down button to quickly lower the volume, but not the other way around. A simple work around for this is to use the actual head unit, but is very cumbersome for steering wheel controls. Great product overall, I'm very happy with it

Pros: Huge EQ customization, basic DSP controls such as time alignment and subwoofer phase switching, beautiful screen

Cons: Volume down is automatic but volume up isn't

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Fast and efficient, Highly recommend

Crutchfield customer from Crawfordsville, IN on 5/20/2020

2014 Kia Soul

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This is an excellent. Stereo. I love Kenwood quality. Crutchfield nailed my order. Installation with the kit I purchased was simple and painless. My order arrived earlier than I expected. All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase from Crutchfield and will definitely do it again. Thanks team!

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Martin from TX on 3/30/2020

2017 Ram 1500

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The sound quality on this is amazing. So many eq and sound adjusting options. I played with the EQ for a few weeks before settling on a few manual saved presets I made. I like the customizable wallpaper options, key color settings. The more I play with this, the more I like it. I got it for sound and it definitely sounds great.

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Love it!

Crutchfield customer from Hemet, CA on 3/15/2020

2012 GMC Yukon XL Denali

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Awesome radio. Installed in my 2012 Yukon XL Denali. Huge upgrade.

Pros: Apple CarPlay, clear display, Excelon warranty

Cons: Would have liked an video out for third row monitor.

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Crutchfield customer from Juneau, AK on 3/12/2020

2009 Ford Escape

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Seems like a good stereo. Haven't installed it yet. Delivery was fast and everything was there.

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Crutchfield customer from Chatsworth, GA on 3/11/2020

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I enjoy my kenwood very easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 3/11/2020

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Great product !!

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Amazing sound quality

Crutchfield customer from Grants Pass, OR on 3/10/2020

2006 Toyota Sequoia

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Very impressed with the unit. I has several different methods for tweaking and fine tuning the sound quality! It made my vehicles system sound amazing!!! My vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Sequoia with a factory JBL system in it, replacing the head unit with this unit really unlocked the full potential of the rest of my sound system. I am extremely pleased with it. There is a little con: the user manual does not explain how to go about customizing the wallpaper, so I had to turn to the internet for help, but everything I tried did not work. So I am waiting for a response form the Crutchfield tech support. Otherwise this unit is phenomenal!

Pros: Unlocked full potential of my speakers, and greatly improved sound quality

Cons: Not clear instructions in the user manual of how to properly customize the wallpaper, or startup screen.

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Great package with Android Auto

Crutchfield customer from Benton, KY on 3/9/2020

2017 Honda Civic LX

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Great unit, puts out great signal to all speakers. Im running 4 rockford fosgate 3 way door speakers (55 watt max) and it powers them very well, more that enough volume and crystal clear sound. Touch screen is very responsive, almost no delay at all. In my 2017 Civic Sport Hatchback the backup camera only has the wide angle view not, but it was the view I used anyway. There might be a way to change that but I haven't done the research yet. The ready harness did have some mislabeling on the steering wheel conrtol module, and the other axxess module for power and camera. I ended up having to splice into factory wiring to get steering wheel controls to work, but customer service was top notch and guided me through. Very happy with this head unit.

Pros: Android Auto, responsive touch screen, comprehensive EQ and crossover, beautiful display

Cons: no volume knob

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Garbage

Crutchfield customer from Lahaina, HI on 3/8/2020

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Let me start by saying I have owned mostly KENWOOD And was an installer who pushed these products for many years... garbage, shouldn't even be in a multi media category. Do not confuse resistive touch for the older touchback feature which in my opinion was great. Which I still had the box i would of returned it

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Crutchfield customer from Eaton, OH on 3/8/2020

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice unit easy to navigate works great with Apple car play

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Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 3/4/2020

2008 GMC Acadia

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This is a great system, sounds awesome you would think I replaced my speakers but I didn't.

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Toyota CHR 2018 perfect replacement

Alejandro from GURABO, Puerto Rico on 3/3/2020

2018 Toyota C-HR

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for the past 2 years, I have been looking for the best head unit to change my factory one that did not come with apple music. I have to say that I was expertly helped by Colby and his recommendation was the jackpot!!!. this head unit made my original sound system sound even better, and I love all the little features that it has; plus they hooked me up with all that I needed to make the install as problem less as possible. I am definitely a Crutchfield customer for life.

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Crutchfield customer from West Bloomfield, MI on 3/2/2020

2012 Toyota Highlander

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Great system with lots of features. Android Auto works great. Upgraded the speakers in my vehicle at the same time so my sound quality has improved drastically. Maintained all steering wheel controls on my 2012 Toyota Highlander and now have a gauges display giving me information I previously did not have access to.

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Great Receiver, Great company

Crutchfield customer from Greenbelt, MD on 2/27/2020

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Very Nice Receiver. Excellent features. The sound is also much better. This was a replacement to a defective receiver that I returned due to the great customer service and technical service departments at Crutchfield. I had a problem with the Kenwood DMX396 which kept locking up while using the SXM radio and the entire receiver would become unresponsive. Long story short this receiver is much better. Never had a Kenwood receiver to fail in the 20+ years that I have dealt with them. I have dealt with Crutchfield just as long. Their customer service etc has been consistent also.

Pros: Great features, Android and Apple Car play compatible. Excellent, crystal clear sound.

Cons: None that I am aware of.

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Great stereo

Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 2/24/2020

2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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Very happy with this head unit. It's got tons of features.

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Pleasant, IA on 2/24/2020

2006 Chevrolet Impala

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Works like my other Kenwood. Wish it had Navigation built in like my other Kenwood in my pick up, but didn't have the option for my impala.But its controls are nice. Easy to figure out. Clear screen. I like the lower buttons sticking out a little bit, helps to change volume. Love the customization of the layout. This one changes sounds on my USB quicker also. Overall very happy with it. Would purchase again.

Pros: User friendly.

Cons: Non that I can see.

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Fantastic Head Unit

David from Griffin, GA on 2/20/2020

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

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This is my first Kenwood, as I have always been a Pioneer fan. This just had the features that I wanted, at a really good price. The unit, along with the Maestro, were easy to install with very good instruction. The screen on this unit is very nice, and the touch works great. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay both connect and function as they should. Bluetooth connects like it should. Everything just works. I love this thing. There are so many features that I still haven't seen them all. My only complaint, and it is a small one, is that it doesn't dim as much as would like at night. It is set to Sync, so I tried adjusting the brightness with the controls that dim my dash, but that didn't work. Hoping that I can figure it out, as I have not been able to find a manual adjustment on the unit itself. Otherwise, this thing is brilliant.

Pros: Ease of use. Features. Screen. Sound Quality.

Cons: Limited dimming adjustability.

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This Kenwood is "Excelon"t

Crutchfield customer from New Albany, MS on 2/18/2020

2008 Dodge Ram 3500

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Excellent radio for the price point. Extremely intuitive controls!!

Pros: Intuitive controls

Cons: None so far

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Ralf from Aiken, SC on 2/16/2020

2014 Mazda MX5

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Great radio at a great price. Nothing really more to say. Easy to use while keeping my eyes on the road. Installation is straight forward with the Crutchfield directions and technical help. When things go wrong (happened once, delivery was lost) Crutchfield makes it right although it was not their fault. I've bought several radios from this company and will continue to do so. The customer service, technical help and overall satisfaction level is outstanding!

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, NC on 2/16/2020

2010 Nissan Titan

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Perfect addition to my truck. Does everything it advertises. Quick loading, easy integration with backup camera.

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Crutchfield customer from Sandpoint, ID on 2/16/2020

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Great deck. No complaints.

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Excelon + Maestro = Awesomeness!

Crutchfield customer from York, SC on 2/12/2020

2008 Toyota Sequoia

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There is a lot of stereo here for the price. This is my second Kenwood Excelon unit and I like them both. Didn't need the DVD player in this one (the rear entertainment system is connected) and it works great. I've got the Maestro installed and it brought the lack luster features of an old school Toyota into the 20th century! Highly recommend the Kenwood/Maestro combination. With the wiring harness the install was pretty simple and straight forward.

Pros: Fully integrated - all steering wheel controls work plus additional vehicle info on the radio!

Cons: As with all Kenwoods - volume above 15 requires a press for each increase (up to 15 just press and hold). I really wish I could just hold the volume button to scroll to the desired level. Small inconvenience for all of the added benefits of the system though.

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Very satisfied!

Crutchfield customer from Iola, KS on 2/6/2020

2005 GMC Sierra Denali

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Wow what a difference over the original radio. Installation was easy with the help of the support team. I recommend having the wiring harness pre assembled. Being able to tie you phone to this makes it super nice.

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A really nice Head Unit

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 1/14/2020

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I upgraded to a DMX706S due to the DDX396 being too deep to fit into my Jaguar X-Type's dash. The DMX's slim chassis provided an abundance of room to relocate wiring and make after install adjustments to the unit. My ONLY criticism about the DMX706S is that you cannot hide input sources from the menu that don't have installed, and it's a PITA cycling through all of the "possible" sources with SWC (Steering Wheel Control) when you only use/actually have 3 or 4 of them available. Crutchfield's Tech Support is spot on and the customer service is second to none! I would give the DMX706S 5 stars if I didn't have to risk developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to change between FM radio and USB input.

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Best choose outta a small selection

Crutchfield customer from Edgewater, CO on 1/9/2020

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The android auto does not display on the head unit cant get the media player to play multimedia. The shallow mount is very nice for my application

Pros: Shallow mount, wide band eq, adapts to meny of my cars functions

Cons: Meny apps dont work (android auto) wont play multimedia

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Lee from SALEM, VA on 1/4/2020

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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This deck looks great and is loaded with features!

Pros: Fits great in 2011 Tahoe. Loads of features.

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Crutchfield customer from Round Rock, TX on 12/30/2019

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

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Major upgrade from the factory Ford 8" screen and sound system. Combined with the interface and wiring harness the system is fully connected to the truck.

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Great but a little clunky

Ben from EVANS, GA on 12/29/2019

2017 Toyota Corolla iM

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The radio looks great with a bright screen and easy to use touchscreen. I knocked it one star because it wasn't as seamless as implied and it is a little clunky/slow as you change functions. It connected to my daughter's Corolla IM backup camera but it won't automatically change to it when you put it in reverse. I connected all the wires as shown. I can make it work because it has a button on the bottom front to select the camera anytime you want to see it. I had the harness wired up for me and that was well worth the money. It plugged in well but left me with one connector from the old harness unused and I still had to cut/splice 4 wires for the rear view camera and 1 wire for the reverse connection. With the Maestro computer box and additional wiring harnesses, you have a pile of wires to shove back in your dash but there was plenty of room to put them in. I ran the wired USB connection through the "ashtray" area and that worked well. My daughter loves it and now she has hands free Apple Play. I would buy it again and anything beats the junk radio the car came with from the factory.

Pros: Great price and does all that I wanted

Cons: Rear camera doesn't come on when you put it in reverse, you have to select it manually. Even with paying for the wiring harness to be made, I still had to splice 5 wires. I was hoping to splice zero wires and have everything plug in cleanly.

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Crutchfield customer from Daphne, AL on 12/29/2019

2015 Nissan Sentra

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All I have to say is I'm going to order another one??

Pros: Great Guest service! People really don't care his much you know! All we care about bout how much you care about us! Bottom line!

Cons: None

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Great Unit

Crutchfield customer from Georgetown, KY on 12/28/2019

2011 Toyota Tundra

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This unit pairs beautifully with the maestro and gives full vehicle information. Sound is excellent and the android auto is a great addition. The extra input for the front camera is really nice as well in a full sized truck. Really love this unit.

Pros: Android auto, camera inputs, sound quality

Cons: None so far

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Great buy!!!

Crutchfield customer from Clinton, MT on 12/25/2019

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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CarPlay works great!!! Fit in a 99 Silverado with NO MODIFICATION to the dash (with the double din kit)

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Crutchfield customer from Wynantskill, NY on 12/20/2019

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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This deck is loaded with features at a really great price. It also has a very shallow depth which is about half that of most other double din decks. The depth leaves room for all the wiring and an interface. Anyone who has ever installed a modern radio knows how precious space is when trying to fit all the wiring and hardware behind the deck inside the dash.

Pros: Great price Outstanding features Apple Car Play Compact deck depth

Cons: I let you know if I come across one.

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Crutchfield customer from Loganville, GA on 12/18/2019

2013 Ford F-150 XLT

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Crutchfield customer from Loganville, GA on 12/16/2019

2003 Ford Expedition

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Great radio and simple to install. Great sound quality and easy to navigate system with a large screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Chandler, AZ on 12/16/2019

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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This deck is awesome easy install. Sounds and looks great.

Pros: great deal

Cons: none yet

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 12/16/2019

2019 Jeep Renegade

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A better way to upgrade, nice system

Pros: easy installations, Crutchfield really help in making installations a breeze

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Great radio, great sound, loads of options!

Crutchfield customer from Harvest, AL on 12/16/2019

2006 Scion tC

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Strongly recommend the ready harness service, my setup in a 2006 Scion had an insane amount of wires and cables.... even with the ready harness service it took a good bit of time to run the "auxilery" items (cable for backup cam, OBD II sensor, mic, aux-input, etc.). Would have been way worse if I had to mess with all those harnesses...

Pros: Great sound, runs fast

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Crutchfield customer from Belchertown, MA on 12/16/2019

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Great unit - easy to use

Pros: Swapped with Kenwood already installed - wanted ACP - no wiring issues!

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Just short of 5 stars

Crutchfield customer from Grand Ledge, MI on 12/16/2019

2009 Ford F-150 STX

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Only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is the brightness adjustment. There just isn't enough adjustment available. Otherwise, a great stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Gilbert, PA on 12/15/2019

2007 GMC Sierra

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I picked this unit based on reviews and I'm very pleased!! Used the harness from Crutchfield and installation was a breeze!!

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Nice upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Bronson, FL on 12/15/2019

2007 Ford F-150

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Very nice unit . Great sound and features. Only knock against it is the microphone for the hands free is a little lacking every one says that I sound far away. Otherwise it is a great all around upgrade for my 09' F-150

Pros: Nice features great sound

Cons: Hands free mic not great

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EXCELLENT option

Crutchfield customer from Panama City, FL on 12/15/2019

2018 Ford Flex

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Excellent option for a non-DVD media player. Ton of sound shaping options. Virtually a mini DSP on board. EXCELLENT 5v RCA pre-outs. Huge difference. The only knock on it I have is the handshake between my Ford reverse camera and this display is not very good. I lost significant quality in my reverse camera. Otherwise, 5 stars!

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Crutchfield customer from Quinton, VA on 12/15/2019

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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Crutchfield customer from Caldwell, ID on 12/15/2019

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Haven't used it much yet, but seems like a very nice radio

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Wish it worked

Crutchfield customer from Marysville, WA on 12/14/2019

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Unit looks great, however it has no sound. I believe Crutchfield shipped me the wrong wiringharness that activates my built in amplifier with my bose system. Waiting to hear back from them.

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This customer contacted our Tech Support team and we are working to solve the problem. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Gambrills, MD on 12/14/2019

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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So far this head unit has been very easy to navigate! It sounds great.

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Can be installed w/o breaking any of the wiring on a 2003 Tahoe

Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 12/14/2019

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

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2003 Tahoe The installation with the Ready Harness and the Pac5 interface was a breeze. The fact that this shallow unit fits w/o cutting the dash apart is a bonus. The sound is very good too. Apple Car play (cabled only) and Blue Tooth pairing works well. Even maintained the rear seat audio controls - This is a winner replacement radio for the 2003 Tahoe I also added a back up camera at the same time. The Kenwood CMOS-230 fit quite nicely under the lift gate. I was able to take a fuse in the interior fuse panel for the switched power- The Fuse was called "SEO ACCY" it's switched with the ignition. I was also able to route the camera wire into the interior under the weather stripping for the ljftgate. So this installation required no actual vehicle modifications My only complaint is the chime module sounds cheesy, That is a common complaint though.

Pros: Easy installation- Added Backup camera, Blue Tooth and Apple Car Play to a 2003 Tahoe

Cons: Cheezy sounds from Chime module

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Crutchfield customer from Queen Creek, AZ on 12/14/2019

2005 Saturn ION 3

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This is a great addition to my system. The interface is easy to navigate and it have all the adjustability I was looking for to tailor my sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Brick, NJ on 12/13/2019

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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Easy install. Took me a couple hours. Sound is great. Usage is easy. After 1 week I still love it.

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Crutchfield customer from N Haverhill, NH on 12/13/2019

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Very happy with the way Jaden was with helping me find a receiver within my budget and also keeping the tune able aspect of it in high priority! Very please with this receiver!

Pros: Tuning and color display are by far the best I've had.

Cons: No remote, and no in depth instructions as to what curtain things do. I had to download the pdf from KENWOOD.

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Crutchfield customer from Nampa, ID on 12/13/2019

2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Display is awesome, menus are intuitive and easy to navigate, installation and setup was easy. I did it myself in just a few hours, and most of that time was spent working all of the adapters for the RAC and chime, as well as the steering wheel controls. I did the majority of that on my dining room table. Once that was done the actual stereo install was easy peasy and wrapped up in about 30 minutes. I love the stereo, and it has a great sound even without upgrading the speakers that were already in the truck yet.

Pros: Great display, intuitive menus, easy setup and install

Cons: None yet

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Black Friday prices left me no choice

Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, GA on 12/9/2019

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Great install Finally got all functions and voice button on steering wheel on my 2017 Honda Civic hatchback lx. The rear view is stuck on fisheye view. Wish I could change it

Pros: Great fit

Cons: View eyed view only to retail factory camera

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Thomas from Salinas, CA on 12/7/2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler

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I replaced a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX stereo in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler with this unit. Apple Car Play was always wonky with the Pioneer stereo. There was never a problem with Car Play with the Kenwood stereo In my other car. This one works flawlessly as well. As a bonus, because of the shorter chassis depth you do NOT need to remove or cut the stock rear radio brace like you do with a full size double-DIN unit. I had removed my rear brace for the Pioneer install a few years ago and thus, lost the ability to screw down the top of the dash in the top storage tray. I reinstalled that piece so that my dash is now un-modified.

Pros: You do not need to modify your Jeep JK for this to fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Blanco, TX on 12/6/2019

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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So glad I spent the extra money and went with a head unit that has CarPlay. The user interface is great, and sound quality is superb.

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Crutchfield customer from Harpers Ferry, IA on 12/6/2019

2004 Dodge Ram 2500

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We updated our 2004 Dodge truck to 2019 with this. Love it -- the blue tooth, maps, listening to Pandora & answering the phone hands free. A great update for our old girl!

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Everything just works!!!

Crutchfield customer from Cedar Grove, NJ on 12/6/2019

2012 Toyota Tundra

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Love the Car Play, hooked up to a focal amp with components speakers and small sub under the seat. EQ settings are great!, So far everything works perfect.

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Crutchfield customer from Encinitas, CA on 12/5/2019

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Needed to replace the factory infotainment system. Contacted Crutchfield about possibilities. Reid put together a complete kit so I could use all of the factory settings for HVAC,seat heaters,Etc. Installed the Kenwood DMX706S. After learning how everything works with the factory online manual everything works better than the original. The factory display wouldn't show tire pressures. The Kenwood system does.Thank you Kenwood for making a great product. Thank you Crutchfield (Reid) for making sure I had everything I needed to make my install go smooth!

Pros: Does everything better than the factory unit.

Cons: haven't found any yet

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Crutchfield customer from Sacramento, CA on 12/2/2019

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger

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Placed in 2018 Sprinter. Great unit, intuitive to use, and flawless transition from stock radio.

Pros: Intuitive Highly adjustable Has apple play

Cons: Can't use 2 phones if using ApplePlay

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Crutchfield customer from Manhattan , IL on 12/2/2019

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I installed the radio before my road trip. I used it for 26 hours in one week. I was very happy with it. one time the radio would not find the apple play, so I restarted the car and all was working again.

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Loving my Kenwood Excelon DMX706S

Angelo from Fishers, IN on 11/22/2019

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Very happy with purchase. I installed this in my 2006 Toyota Tacoma, replacing a 6 year old Pioneer that did not have Apple Car Play. I did not expect it to sound a lot better than the Pioneer with my stock speakers but was pleasantly surprised that the sound quality was quite a bit better. The ability to adjust the screen viewing angle and picture settings allowed me to set up the head unit for good visibility in bright sunlight, something the Pioneer could not do. I'm still dialing in settings but so far it sounds best with most of the custom setting off. Perhaps they will be of more use when I upgrade speakers and add an amp. I called Crutchfield support twice before making this purchase, they really steered my in the right direction, not pushing the most expensive option. They offered good advise and helped me make the decision that was right for me. At the last minute I bought a backup camera from a local vendor (sorry Crutchfield). I called Crutchfield for help identifying the parking brake and reverse light wires. Julia helped me out and was able to email me detailed pictures of my exact vehicle. Great customer service made my install much easier. Thanks Julia! If I could change anything it would be the alloying screen that shows up when you first turn on the truck. Something about safe use when driving. I hit OK and it disappears. I plan on upgrading to 4 new speakers, an amp and powered sub over the next few months. I will definitely purchase through

Pros: Sounds great with stock speakers. Good display adjustments. Great EQ.

Cons: Annoying warning screen at power on

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Crutchfield customer from Independence, KY on 11/21/2019

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Excellent sound. Screen is large, easy to see and works flawlessly. The android auto feature is great.

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Crutchfield customer from Hampton, VA on 11/16/2019

2002 Toyota Tundra

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What I really wanted was something that connects to my iphone and made connecting to pandora, my music library and Wayz, easy. I does a great job connecting via bluetooth. It offers quick sound adjustment via an equalizer, not just bass, mid and treble. I think its a really good deal and you get a lot for what your paying. The only negative is relatively minor, I'd like to have more control over the light emitted at night. it does dim with the light on, but when it pitch dark, it feels too bright. This was a really good choice for me and had more features that I like that i didn't expect.

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Paul from BOISE, ID on 11/14/2019

1999 Ford F-350

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I like the Kenwood Excelon DMX706S! The touch screen is nice and responsive. Apple Car Play looks great and works well. Bluetooth streaming works well with no skipping like my car's factory stereo. The sound is great. There are lots of adjustments for sound. The install in my 1999 F-350 was not difficult for me but took some time. I spent hours on it. I would say if you don't work on equipment a lot it might be a lot to take on. I used a mini belt sander to open up the dash very carefully - a file was to slow. When done it fit so well (snug) I decided to sand the lock tabs off the two dash inserts - that way I don't have to take the whole dash apart when I want to install the camera. I don't use the apps like pandora so I can't say anything about them.

Pros: Apple Car Play looks and works great, touch screen is nice to look at and is responsive, bluetooth streaming of music works great, phone works just fine, and the sound is great, lots of adjustments for sound .

Cons: The illumination or back lighting could go a little darker although you can adjust the level for headlights on and off. This wouldn't hold me back from buying it again.

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Gear is awesome. Mick on the Support team is More AwesomerT

Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 11/14/2019

2008 Ford Explorer

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This went in a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT. Factory sub, SYNC, no factory navigation. It's rad. Spotify in the unit is rad. The engine gauges are pretty rad, too. All steering wheel controls work with the new rig. iDatalink Maestro went in just like it says it should, and the Crutchfield readyharness made the install super easy. I stuck the unit into the dash kit upside down at first, that was really the only complication with the whole install. High 5 to Mick in Support. He answered question fast and provided great info. He's rad.

Pros: Spotify, Crutchfield ReadyHarness, Maestro, Mick, Easy install

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I like this Kenwood DMX706S

Crutchfield customer from Kenosha, WI on 11/12/2019

2014 Toyota Corolla

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Really nice stereo. You can adjust the brightness of the display in the day or night. We use apple car play and works great, having the maps(both google and apple) is the best feature for us. Good audio quality, at least for me. Easy installation especially with the idatalink module to retain all my factory features.

Pros: Apple car play, good audio for me, a lot of fine tuning that you can do. 7" display is a good size for my 14 corolla.

Cons: Sometimes when I connect my iphone, the screen goes dark for some reason. I just navigate back Home and select CarPlay and works fine after that. Other than that no other issues, only had the stereo for about 2 weeks.

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Crutchfield customer from Simsbury, CT on 11/11/2019

2012 Toyota 4Runner

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Great Radio. Improved the sound quality of my Factory Speakers as the OEM stereo was underpowered. Relatively straightforward install. Modern interface & Apple Car Play was a welcome upgrade and makes my Driving Experience so much better and less distracted.

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Exceptional Experience!

Crutchfield customer from Southgate, MI on 11/11/2019

2004 Honda CRV EX

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Dianne recommended this unit for my specific interest. The Kenwood is a fantastic piece of technology. The entire experience with Crutchfield was exceptional from my interaction in my research to the assistance with the installation. Truly a class act!

Pros: Lots of excellent features that maximize current multimedia options

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Crutchfield customer from Hastings, MI on 11/10/2019

2010 Dodge Ram 2500

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A little laggy, but overall good sound and great quality. The back isn't as long (the part that goes in the dash) as most others, so fits in tight spaces well.

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Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, GA on 11/8/2019

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Excellent radio, really made my sons 2005 Ford Escape really sound great.

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Fast, simple, easy to install

Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 11/8/2019

2003 Ford F-150

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I've only had this deck installed for a few weeks but so far I love it and have seen things I dislike. The thing the blew me away is how fast it is! It's faster then our other vehicles stock head units that are current model years. Being able to pick you Aps for the home page is great. Apple CarPlay is flawless. For the price this was perfect for my old truck!

Pros: Responsive touchscreen Fast Simple Has the hard buttons you nee Camera

Cons: Mine didn't come with a remote!! Not a deal breaker but it's a bummer. Other then that I find nothing wrong with it.

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Bicky from GARLAND, TX on 11/7/2019

2015 Subaru WRX

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Perfect Android Auto.

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Crutchfield customer from Bismarck, ND on 11/6/2019

2007 Subaru Forester

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Awesome head unit. Does not play discs but I dont miss it at all. Great sound and pairs with my phone quickly and easily. At this price point, it is the best option out there. Easy to navigate through menus and to customize sound with built in EQ and listener zones.

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Crutchfield customer from Almont, MI on 11/5/2019

2010 Jeep Liberty

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I recently bought this Kenwood receiver for my sons jeep. After the extremely easy installation courtesy of Crutchfield instructions. The radio sounds excellent with stock speakers and works as it should and was expected to. I have always been a Kenwood fan and once again I am happy with the purchase.

Pros: Big display screen. Excellent sound

Cons: Non yet

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Crutchfield customer from Edinburg, TX on 11/3/2019

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner

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I'm quite happy with stereo and all the gear. One problem remains and that is that my OEM backup camera on my 2018 frontier is not operating. Crutchfield is working with me to solve the problem

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Crutchfield customer from Harrison, AR on 11/3/2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Great stereo "for the money"

Crutchfield customer from Sturgis, SD on 10/27/2019

2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I knew it was going to sound good because it's a Kenwood, and I was not disappointed. It connects well with Bluetooth for music and phone calls, everyone I have called says it sounds great, no road noise at all. Android auto is great for navigation and the Google voice recognition through the stereo is convenient when driving. There are a few things this stereo doesn't do well. The screen dimming is horrible, even if I shut the screen off, the black screen is still somehow too bright. Every once in a while I get calls, and it will not let me answer. The screen won't respond while ringing and I have to call the number back afterward. I wish there was a true screen mirror function. Also, an HDMI input would be nice. After all that, if you factor in the amazingly low cost, this is still a great stereo. 4 stars because the dimming issue and not being able to answer the phone really is annoying.

Pros: Sound Bluetooth connectivity Sound Navigation through android auto Sound

Cons: Dim is not dim enough Occasionally unable to answer calls No "true" screen mirror

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Outstanding

Crutchfield customer from Macon, GA on 10/27/2019

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

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This Kenwood is amazing. I upgraded from a much older Excelon with navigation. The DMX706S is much sleeker and easier to use. The display is larger and clearer and Apple CarPlay is outstanding. Being able to just Bluetooth music is also convenient. Installation was not horrible since previous receiver was a Kenwood, but I would highly recommend getting the Crutchfield pre-wired harness. (I have never installed a receiver and am not technical, so it took me awhile!) I didn't install a new rear view camera, just plugged in the old one, but may buy another because this has a front camera input as well. Great product!

Pros: Apple CarPlay, Large Display, Easy to operate

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Morgan Hill , CA on 10/23/2019

2009 Honda Fit Sport

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Just had this installed and I love it. Easy to use, connects to my steering wheel controls.

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Great Buy

Crutchfield customer from Roanoke Rapids, NC on 10/23/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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I love the new head unit. It gives me a lot more information about my vehicle than factory. I like the controls and especially the customizable backup camera lines. I just wish that there wasn't so much glare from the screen

Pros: Easy to install, good fot for my 2014 F150

Cons: Glare on screen

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so far so good

Crutchfield customer from Hayfield, MN on 10/21/2019

2015 Nissan Frontier SV

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Based on limited use. The Android Auto works great. The display is better than the Jensen it replaced, not sure about direct sunlight yet. I like the options, but I needed to read the manual in a few spots. I love the smaller physical space it uses, more room for cabling. I needed to call Crutchfield and got good info and the support person was great to deal work with.

Pros: Android Auto, display, small footprint

Cons: Nothing really

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond Hill, GA on 10/20/2019

2004 Dodge Ram 2500

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Awesome sale with Crutchfield

Pros: Plug and play wiring works great.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Carlsbad, CA on 10/18/2019

2006 Toyota Tundra

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Adding this to my sound system make it great ! So much adjustability. Apple car play is awesome. Along with a KENWOOD 5-channel amp. Super happy with the way my system turned out. Thanks CRUTCHFIELD

Pros: KENWOOD keep making great equipment.

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Stamford, CT on 10/18/2019

2012 Ford F-150 FX2

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Crutchfield is awesome. I ordered Kenwood DMX706 with Maestro adapter for my 2012 f150. As this was my first time doing such a project, it went very smooth. I did call Crutchfield support a couple of times and they were very friendly and helpful. Definetly Crutchfield earns their five star rating. Will certainly use Crutchfield for my future projects.

Pros: Fast delivery, great customer support, great products.

Cons: Maestro adapter wasnt very compatible with my sync system, so I refreshed my maestro and lost my sync system. Not a big loss since the new receiver covers for all the functions that sync did.

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Crutchfield customer from Homosassa, FL on 10/17/2019

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Got Rid of Sirius XM and this unit is awsome. Too much free music to pay Sirus $350 per year. Android auto replaces all of the functions of my old Unit and many more new funcions available.

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Crutchfield customer from Hauula, HI on 10/17/2019

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Nice unit, sounds good in my JKU. The wire harness and the components are excellent for quick install.

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Cons: Screws for side panel fillers are not the right ones for self tap to plastic mount plate.

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Crutchfield customer from Independence, MO on 10/16/2019

2015 Ford Transit Cargo

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Great product. Like display better than other radio I bought. See it better with anti glare screen. Bigger clock display.

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Crutchfield customer from Rayne, LA on 9/29/2019

2012 GMC Acadia

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Overall an excellent unit! Easy navigation and sounds fantastic

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Crutchfield customer from Gulf Breeze, FL on 9/22/2019

2009 Volkswagen Eos

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...but it doesn't make me coffee in the morning!

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Crutchfield customer from Amarillo, TX on 9/15/2019

2006 Nissan Pathfinder

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Love it, works great

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Good for audio not entertainment.

Robert from North Tonawanda ny on 9/14/2019

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

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For everyday use good radio, I bought this for my suburban which has multiple factory TV's. This radio was recommended to me I bought all the adaptors to make sure all the factory stuff worked and it does. The only problem is unless you have movies downloaded to a USB drive there's no way to watch anything on the rear screens. So I paid for all the adaptors for the rear entertainment to work to not be able to use it. I figured there would be some type of mirroring since no manufacturer wants to add HDMI at least that way you could add a fire stick.

Pros: Lots of features, looks clean in the dash.

Cons: Missing some key items to be a multimedia receiver.

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Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, VA on 9/6/2019

2001 Toyota Camry

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Great receiver. Bought this to bring my car into the 21st century after the original head unit finally bit the dust. Sound quality of the stock stereo was excellent; didn't think the clarity could get much better but this receiver blew me away. Easy to install. Easy to use.

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Crutchfield customer from Longmont, CO on 9/4/2019

2007 Ford Mustang

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Easy install instructions. Great features. Great value

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Nice stereo.

Crutchfield customer from Louisburg, NC on 8/29/2019

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Nice radio for the price. The touchscreen is responsive, sound quality is nice, and I especially like the physical buttons on the bottom due to not having steering wheel controls. Installation was easy. Total install time was about 2.5 hours, and that included modifying the dash for the double din stereo, removing existing aftermarket mods, and running the new Sirius XM kit.

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Crutchfield customer from Richboro, PA on 8/26/2019

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So far everything seems to be working. I wish the volume could be tied to the cars speed

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Crutchfield customer from Cape Girardeau, MO on 8/14/2019

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Great headunit. Sounds great with plenty od adjustments for sound quality. The awesome part is I have a Kenwood KDV x998 also that I dont use. But the remote for that headunit works with this new headunit. Thats awesome. I highly recommend.

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Great radio

Jonathan from Chardon, OH on 7/21/2019

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If you don't need or want cd/dvd then get this with the short mounting depth. Half the mounting depth so wires and such are not such a critical part of install for some vehicles that just don't have as much dash mounting depth. The features are fantastic.

Pros: Half the mounting depth

Cons: No cd/dvd player

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Looks OEM!

Crutchfield customer from Rathdrum, ID on 7/18/2019

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This Kenwood brought my '99 F250 Super Duty into the 21rst century! The hardest part of the install was running wire for the backup camera. The stereo head was simple. I put a couple of thousand songs on a memory stick and plugged it into the USB port and it shuffles like a champ. When a call comes in you answer it on the touch screen and no one can tell I'm riding around in a diesel truck! This Kenwood looks great in the hole that used to hold the OEM stereo and I couldn't be happier.

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Exceeded expectations

Crutchfield customer from Columbia, SC on 7/17/2019

2012 Ford Mustang

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The Shaker 500 in our '12 Mustang developed a constant 1.6 amp draw, killing batteries even when turned off before exiting. I'd already replaced the four speakers with Focals and Kickers, so now looked to replace the HU. Researched Carplay units and chose this, along with the MUS-1 install kit and Maestro unit. This was a big project with a lot of instructions from two brands, but I'm familiar with wiring so I dove in to it one Saturday morning. It took all day but I got it done, had some trial and error, and on first listen via BT actually thought it sounded pretty good, clean at volume but nothing to get excited about. Then I realized the factory subs weren't on, turned out I'd skipped the power antenna wire which triggers the factory amps. Once fixed, it really came alive and I could play with the myriad settings. Crossing everything at 80 Hz seems to be the sweet spot, and being able to bring the subs down -5db keeps the sound balanced with a good thump on the right songs. Next was the wife test, who's never really cared much about sound quality, and she was amazed. At this point we were only doing BT streaming via Sync and FM radio. Later we plugged in her iPhone and got our first glimpse of Carplay. That's the bomb, and is so intuitive you don't really need instructions. This setup has transformed her car and changed how she uses and enjoys it. Streaming music via Carplay sounds excellent, plenty of power with factory subs, and a very clean sound. Highly recommended.

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Not what i thought

Crutchfield customer from Daytona Beach, FL on 7/14/2019

2016 Buick Enclave

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The only reason i give this 3 stars is for the sound. I had problems from the beginning. First the harness would not work bc GM did something to the plug where the power cable would pop the pin out. Very smart. Next, on set up, the radio didn't work right away. That's ok. After 3 boot ups, everything was good. Next, the presets would slide down then when you selected the preset it would go back to the top. Weird. Finally, android auto. There is no android auto. We're trouble shot the system and no joy. I'm done with this radio. Time to move on.

Pros: Sound, audio, equalizer

Cons: Set up, no android auto, no voice recognition.

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Ok for the price

Crutchfield customer from Chelsea, MI on 7/8/2019

2016 Ford E-450

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Pretty good interface. Works decently with Android auto and apple car play. The time alignment is pretty simple to set up. There is also a feature to set the stage height. Time alignment usually fixes that, but interesting feature. It did bring the stage up. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is the manual and the shipping from Crutchfield. The head unit was shipped with basically no padding in the box and was loose. The manual was almost useless for some of the features. The only annoying part is there is only video input for the cameras, but no audio input. There is an audio in right where you plug in the video RCA, but it doesn't work for audio.

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