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Kenwood DPX503BT

CD receiver

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Kenwood's DPX-503BT CD receiver lets you choose your color preference for the display, so you can set it up as an...

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A simple powerhouse

Kenwood's DPX-503BT CD receiver lets you choose your color preference for the display, so you can set it up as an "in-your-face" car stereo or with a more subtle factory radio look. The big 3-line display shows you all your music information, and the simple control panel makes it easy to access all the radio's features. Its versatile Bluetooth options also get your smartphone involved in the action wirelessly. Radio lovers, you'll dig the built-in controls for several Internet options, or you can add satellite radio for the longest hauls.

A simple powerhouse

Kenwood's DPX-503BT CD receiver lets you choose your color preference for the display, so you can set it up as an "in-your-face" car stereo or with a more subtle factory radio look. The big 3-line display shows you all your music information, and the simple control panel makes it easy to access all the radio's features. Its versatile Bluetooth options also get your smartphone involved in the action wirelessly. Radio lovers, you'll dig the built-in controls for several Internet options, or you can add satellite radio for the longest hauls.

Cool take on Bluetooth

Every family has multiple phones, so the DPX503BT enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. And when you're streaming audio, Kenwood's Music Mix feature lets you pair up to five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip party. You can also control this Kenwood directly from your iPhone® or Android™ phone using Kenwood's free Remote app. 

Other ways to get your smartphone involved

You can play music from an iPhone or Android that is plugged into the receiver's front-panel USB port. You can also enjoy your favorite Pandora®, Spotify®, and iHeartRadio® Internet Radio stations from your iPhone using the USB connection and with your Android using Bluetooth.

More ways to listen

You can satisfy your music fix by using the receiver's sensitive AM/FM tuner, playing a CD, or sliding in a USB drive loaded with your favorite music files, including high-resolution FLAC files. If you're tired of the static from fading radio stations as you head out of town, you should add a SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood and check out the huge variety of programming offered by satellite radio. Nothing makes a trip go faster than finding a great satellite radio station, then listening to it for the duration of your journey.

Tweak the sound

Once you've got your music selected, you can use the DPX503BT's 13-band equalizer to zero in on that sweet sound you want. Kenwood included three sets of preamp outputs to expand your system with additional amps or a powered subwoofer.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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

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Product highlights:

  • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
  • 13-digit 3-line display with variable-color illumination
  • Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
  • plays USB drives loaded with a variety of digital music files, including high-res FLAC music files (up to 24-bit/96kHz)
Bluetooth Features:
  • hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming with dual phone connection
  • Music Mix feature allows music streaming playback and control from up to five paired smartphones
  • control this radio with your phone using Kenwood's free Remote app
Smartphone Features:
  • built-in Android AOA 2.0 control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
  • supports Android music playback using the Kenwood Music Play app
  • built-in iPhone and Android control using USB port
Audio Features:
  • 13-band parametric equalizer with digital time alignment
  • subwoofer level controls with high- and low-pass filters
Expandability:
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included)
  • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
Other Info:
  • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DPX503BT

What's in the box:

  • CD receiver (10A fuse)
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
  • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
  • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Card

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Crutchfield customer from Wiergate, TX on 9/17/2019

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Overall it's a good unit. The CD player has excellent performance, crisp and clear. The radio reception is not very good. Don't know why because the factory radio had good reception.

Pros: Nice unit

Cons: Poor radio reception

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Crutchfield customer from Lincoln City, OR on 9/6/2019

2003 GMC Sierra 1500

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great features for the price. better reception than the stock radio it replaced

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Kenwood is good.

Crutchfield customer from Dillsburg, PA on 9/1/2019

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Good brand and good product. Easy navigating through the menu.

Pros: Quality sound and functions

Cons: Radio station pickup sensitivity could be better.

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Top company and top help.

Crutchfield customer from Spokane Valley, WA on 8/31/2019

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Incredible radio, fantastic sound. Just plain love it. A representative named Zac set me up and was just plain fantastic on knowing what to do and so very easy to understand. This company was highly recommended and they were right on the spot.

Pros: 5 stars to the company and their representative Zac.

Cons: No cons of any kind.

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Guest from Broadway, VA on 8/30/2019

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Very nice deck for the price also no distortion when cranked up!!!

Pros: Price excellent quality and sound

Cons: Little hard to operate while driving

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Great deck ??

Crutchfield customer from Hastings, MN on 8/20/2019

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Great deck, love how you can change the color of the screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Cape Carteret, NC on 8/18/2019

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I like this radio for the price. Most of all Nathan was very good in helping me install it on my RV. I will definitely be getting my next audio from Crutchfield due to good help like Nathan

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MARK from New Market, MD on 8/12/2019

2008 Ford Mustang

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GREAT RADIO, GOOD SOUND. WORKS WELL WITH THE SHAKER 500 SYSTEM.

Pros: SOUNDS GREAT

Cons: Connections for the adaptor harness did not fit well. Had to ZIP tie to hold together. 1st time I've had an issue with the harnesses.

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Crutchfield customer from Chapin, SC on 8/12/2019

2002 Lexus ES300

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Great product at a great price! I was very impressed at how they informed me of everything that I would need for installation. I compared the prices with other companies and Crutchfield was the lowest.

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Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 8/7/2019

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I'm very pleased with every aspect of the stereo and all other merchandise purchased. The installation was very easy and straightforward.

Pros: Simple installation and aesthetically pleasing Results. Almost endless color scheme choices.

Cons: The only con I can come up with is the lights are sometimes difficult to read in bright sunlight.

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Crutchfield customer from York, PA on 8/7/2019

2004 Toyota RAV4

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this is a great stereo, plenty of features, easy to use/install and sounds great!

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Great Experience

Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 7/29/2019

2003 Lincoln Town Car

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Excellent experience prompt delivery installation was easy with a little tech help everything works and sounds great Thanks. Want another system but do not offer specs for DMC. Will buy if offered Thanks

Pros: Tech help was on the ball

Cons: None

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Great unit.

Crutchfield customer from Cheney, WA on 7/28/2019

2008 Ford Explorer

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The fit in my Explorer was perfect. Easy to install. Sounds great running 4 Polk speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Matawan, NJ on 7/11/2019

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I installed the Kenwood DPX503BT into a 2011 Nissan Altima. My daughter requested bluetooth be added to the car and I chose this model as I have installed the Kenwood DPX501BT into another car in the past. She loves the new radio and using it with her iPhone. The installation was relatively easy. I had Crutchfield do the wiring which I felt saved me some work and was worth the cost. With the wiring interface, the steering wheel controls work - source changes the source as per the new radio - volume changes the volume - but the change station no longer changes the pre-programmed stations, it changes the station to the next station "on the dial" (I like that better anyway).

Pros: Crutchfield did the wiring at an additional cost and it was worth it. Everything fit into place properly.

Cons: I did not feel the instructions were complete enough. You need a Torx Screwdriver to remove the Nissan radio - that was not in the instructions. Also, it was unclear as to what to do with the one or two extra wires that came out of the wiring harness ... but everything ended correctly.

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Poor Fit

Crutchfield customer from Wellford, SC on 7/11/2019

2003 Toyota RAV4

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Great radio, just poor fit. Instructions show a trim plate that fits all the way around the radio. The one supplied by Crutchfield just fit on each side. Open gap on top and bottom.

Pros: Great Radio. Great features.

Cons: Does not fit my Rav4 with supplied trim pieces on each side

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomington, IL on 7/9/2019

2007 Ford Explorer

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It's been almost 15 years since I have purchased an aftermarket head unit, but used to be a hard core hobbyist long ago. I'm impressed with the overall feature-set and sound quality for a basic head unit swap at such an attractive price point. It works well in my application as a model year 2007 daily driver for my parents.

Pros: Buttons are easy to use, install and setup was straightforward, and audio controls have lots of flexibility that produces a great sound for the price point.

Cons: Not expected at this price point, but would be nice to have a higher resolution LCD display.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 7/4/2019

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Big buttons easy to read easy to install, but there is not an off button

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Me and my Gramps

Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, TX on 7/3/2019

2002 Chevrolet Blazer

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Everything I wanted it to be. Plenty of punch /aux. amp is not needed. and it has a cd player too. In case Gramps wants to ride.

Pros: Easy straight forward install. Kenwood is top quality .

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 7/1/2019

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Installation instructions were very easy to understand. The entire process took under an hour for someone with a little experience installing radios. Highly recommend the custom wiring harness upgrade. Its a great time saver and illuminates the need for special tools.

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Crutchfield customer from Anderson, SC on 6/24/2019

2005 Honda Pilot

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It is a little frustrating working it. Reception is very bad can only get 3 channels.

Pros: I like the different colored lights

Cons: It is hard to read the display in daytime in all colors

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Crutchfield customer from Newcastle, WY on 6/23/2019

2000 Ford F-150

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Great device nice way to put new tech in an old vehicle

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Crutchfield customer from Dothan, AL on 6/17/2019

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

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it is not as intuitive as it should be, in todays technological advances, and the manual does not explain what all the functions do or explain what they mean. otherwise it is a great radio that plays loud for the local radio station, but not so much for the samsumg smartphone I have. kenwood, and all radio manufactures should have a more informative operators manual.

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Super Happy

Crutchfield customer from Reading, PA on 6/16/2019

2008 Honda Element EX

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Excellent radio. It installed very easy and I get so many more radio stations now then I did before. I'm super happy with tis purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Afton, TN on 6/13/2019

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Awesome sound and display. Simple installation! Cant beat it!

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/12/2019

2003 Honda CRV EX

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I really love this stereo! It has a lot of cool settings and the color change is awesome

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Well designed and quality mid- level radio.

Crutchfield customer from Mc Alpin, FL on 6/5/2019

2003 Ford F-150

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The stereo, seems well built, and traditional keyword quality. Crutchfield support is second to none. I'd recommend this radio. And only recommend Crutchfield for all automobile installs.

Pros: Well designed. Ease of use.

Cons: The mic that comes with it is not as sensitive as it could be. The location we put it caused us to have the gain turned all the way up to be heard clearly. Your results may vary, so this is only a con for my situation.

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Crutchfield customer from Lynnwood, WA on 6/5/2019

2011 Suzuki SX4

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Nice looking stereo that was super easy to install. Easy to use and see interface. I put this in my Suzuki SX4 after the factory radio display failed.

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Crutchfield customer from Ravenna, MI on 5/31/2019

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Works very well and was very easy to install with Crutchfield pre-wiring the harness. Definitely worth the $25. Just plug and play!

Pros: much better lighting than previous Kenwood models I have owned. You can actually see the display when the sun is out and you are wearing polarized sunglasses.

Cons: The volume down button on my steering wheel makes the volume turn all the way down sometimes not by just one or two at a time. Still trying to figure this one out.

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Crutchfield customer from Franklinville, NY on 5/28/2019

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Excellent quality, love the way display changes colors during use.

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Great purchase

Guest from Madison, WI on 5/24/2019

2010 Honda Fit Sport

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I've owned , pioneer , jvc, alpine and eclipse . I like this way better. Easy to program and sounds great "out of the box". You can select your car type and speaker size for better sound experience

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Cons: Blue is hard to see in the day time

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Crutchfield customer from Reidsville, NC on 5/19/2019

2008 Dodge Ram 1500

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Love it, works wonderful

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Great Display

Barry from Gainesville, GA on 5/11/2019

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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I had the DPX502BT I was caught in the rain wit the top down and had to get a replacement. This new DPX503BT looks identical but it is much better the display can be seen much better at it may have more power than the previous model. I am very please the handsfree work great and you can stream music the one touch BT audio button is a great addition. Thanks Tim for the good advice

Pros: Great look , no too expensive, can see the display in the sunshine. Bluetooth and audio streaming

Cons: No that I could think of

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Nice Bright Display (for a change)

Mark D from Mound, MN on 5/8/2019

2009 Toyota Matrix

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Best daylight display brightness I could find. I found the segmented display, used by this unit( and possibly others) puts out more light that pixel type displays. I can actually see the display on a sunny day! Nice straightforward deck. easy user interface, better than average fidelity. Abysmal FM reception though. For the price, overall, I'm happy.

Pros: Good Fidelity. Bright Display. Intuitive Interface.

Cons: FM reception, very poor.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 5/6/2019

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Looks great works great the price was great can you beat it

Pros: Let them wired it up saves you time and you can put it right in

Cons: Not letting down wired up and have to go to the store and buy all the clips for it

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Crutchfield customer from Langhorne, PA on 5/5/2019

2006 Ford Mustang

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Great system for a great price. Looks great, easy to navigate. BT connection to iPhone is awesome! I will be buying another unit for my other vehicle.

Pros: Great sound, easy to install and easily set up.

Cons: NA

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 5/3/2019

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Its a good product the only problem i see with it is that it just doesnt go loud enough when i play music with my phone but i would recomend it

Pros: Its a great unit for the price

Cons: It doesnt sound very loud when bluetoothing music from your phone with it

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Less than 1 hour install with adapters and XM Satellite

Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Grove, UT on 4/26/2019

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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I decided to go with a double DIN stereo this time with my 05 Duramax, since visibility seemed to be the major complaint on all the single DIN. The Kenwood was rated well and performed for the majority of the customers. If there was any complaint it would be the FM stations are just a little more distant sounding, but that happens with any aftermarket radio. I got the install kit with the wires already soldered for me and the steering wheel controls included. Total install time with the Sirius XM adapter was 45 minutes. Will come back for my next system in a heartbeat. Thanks again

Pros: Beautiful factory look

Cons: Minor loss of FM signal quality

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Crutchfield customer from Hainesport, NJ on 4/18/2019

2005 Ford Five Hundred

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Great radio for the money. Has everything I need. POWERFUL!!

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Crutchfield customer from Syracuse, NY on 4/17/2019

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Great sound easy to install the directions were well written

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Cons: should be able to receive text messages or at least a notice

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Crutchfield customer from Newport News, VA on 4/16/2019

2001 Ford Ranger

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This radio works like a champ. It requires a little bit of modification to the bezel ring to fit properly. It states that in the installation instructions.

Pros: Works great. I would recommend this radio to others especially if you like quality sound with just factory speakers.

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Marvin from Raleigh, NC on 4/8/2019

2006 Nissan Frontier

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Factory CD player quit working. It's mainly a work vehicle so I just wanted something cheap with hands free calling. I bought the Scratch & Dent to save a few bucks. The only thing that was scratched and dented was the original Box, everything else looked brand new!! Crutchfield's Harness\Kit combo made it easy to install in my 06 Nissan Frontier. Plug and play ready to go. The variable custom RGB color option allowed me to match Nissan's Orange cluster\button lights. Bluetooth stream works fine and CD player works. End callers can hear me clearly without issues with the supplied microphone. I am also using the optional Axxess Steering wheel controller to get all the buttons to work without issues. My only complaint is I wish that the colors can change depending if the Lights are on or not. Even in full brightness the Orange just isn't as bright as I'd like it to be. Also FM radio is weak, but I never use it so it doesn't bother me. Oh well, can't really complain too much for a $100 stereo that has pretty much all the bells an whistles. Happy with my choice.

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Crutchfield customer from Menifee, CA on 4/7/2019

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It's the best improvement I have done to my Honda now I have great features n sound on my new kenwood n Crutchfield made my installation very smooth thanks

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Crutchfield customer from Scottsville, KY on 4/7/2019

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I love the radio but the best part is the free installation kit, wiring harness & installation instructions. Crutchfield is awesome!

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Super stoked

Crutchfield customer from Medford, OR on 4/6/2019

2005 Dodge Magnum

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Love this deck! Easy to install looks amazing and performs great.

Pros: Changeable colors for LCD and keys, loads of audio tuning capability

Cons: Haven't found any

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Richard from Bella Vista, AR on 4/4/2019

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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Nice receiver. I bought it for the features and it really delivers good quality sound.

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Crutchfield customer from New Oxford, PA on 4/1/2019

2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This was a prefect fit for my truck Crutchfield made it a very simple install. I would recommend them to everyone ! I received it in record time great teamwork and the little note inside telling me to enjoy this was awesome .told me that they care about their customer . It's definitely a five star plus Thank you.

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Crutchfield customer from Waynesboro, VA on 3/27/2019

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Excellent upgrade for my Ford F-150 FX4.

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Crutchfield customer from Dayton, VA on 3/26/2019

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Sounds great and easy to set up

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Nice stero, very buggy bluetooth

Eric from Chapel Hill, NC on 3/25/2019

2010 Toyota Camry

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After using this set for about 3 months it lost connection to my phone and displayed "HF Error 68" restarting the car or the radio had no effect. I tried deleting the phone and re-pairing but it would still get to "HF Error 68". Following the instructions in the manual I attempted a Factory Reset. The device sat and blinked "please wait" for 2 hours even after the car was turned off and the key was removed. I worried that it would drain my battery by morning so I had to physically disconnect the car battery to get it to stop. After reconnecting the battery I was able to factory reset and it's working again for now. I hope this doesn't become a regular occurrence. Of all the features that should be fail-proof you would think a Factory Reset would work. I guess that didn't occur to the Kenwood engineers.

Pros: Sounds good. Easy to use when it works.

Cons: * HF Error 68

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Jeep Wrangler a good combination!

Crutchfield customer from Wyoming, MN on 3/25/2019

2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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Great sound, easy to set up, recommend the wire kit which help save time.

Pros: Great sound easy setup

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 3/24/2019

2012 Honda CR-Z

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I love it!! The only thing I have to complain about is the brightness level.. it's a little hard to see the screen on a sunny day, but otherwise, its great!

Pros: Can easily change from radio, to CD player, to usb, to aux, or bluetooth. Has tons of options to customize, and I LOVE how it can light up different colors!

Cons: LCD isnt very bright during the day

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Good value

Crutchfield customer from Palmetto, GA on 3/21/2019

1999 Honda Odyssey

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Very good for the price, not necessarily the easiest to work with as some of the menus are not as intuitive as I would have liked but the manual is perfect and gives you all the information you need......and you will need it, there are tons of features that take some work to set up.

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Crutchfield customer from Paintsville, KY on 3/20/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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Nice unit easy to operate.

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Crutchfield customer from Chickamauga, GA on 3/19/2019

2002 Chevrolet S10

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Great stereo for the price!

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Jamesia from Stonyford, CA on 3/18/2019

1997 Ford Expedition

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Still learning it....but enjoying it so much.

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Glenn from Loxahatchee, FL on 3/17/2019

2004 Ford Econoline

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Easy install ford econoline...sounds great! Has Polk speakers.

Pros: Good sound, easy install

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Nice upgrade in my Mustang

Sue from Rochester, NY on 3/15/2019

2004 Ford Mustang

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I am really pleased with the radio, it is a nice upgrade from the original one in my '04 Mustang. It was very easy to install and adds a nice modern touch to my car. The ReadyHarness service saved a lot of time and was worth purchasing.

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, NC on 3/13/2019

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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I loved how easy everything was to hook up to my Volkswagen. My only issue is that it won't work with the bluetooth that is in my car already, i had to connect the microphone it came with. Other than that im very satisfied.

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Ricky from Denver, CO on 3/11/2019

2009 Ford Expedition EL

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Nice looking great sound

Pros: Looks great night or day. Great sound quality

Cons: Have to push the source button to change function.

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Crutchfield customer from Suffolk, VA on 3/10/2019

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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As advertised. Great deal.

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Crutchfield customer from Downers Grove, IL on 3/6/2019

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Easy to navigate the controls. Good soynd quality for the price point.

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Crutchfield customer from Bridgeville, DE on 3/5/2019

2007 Chevrolet Colorado

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Has worked as promised, no complaints.

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Crutchfield customer from Bayville, NJ on 3/4/2019

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Great sounding radio with all the features needed, dash kit looks like factory

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Charles from Post Falls, ID on 2/28/2019

2007 Ford Escape

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I bought this unit to bring more functionality (Bluetooth, USB etc.) to my 12-year-old vehicle. I wasn't even thinking about sound quality, but was pleasantly surprised with how much better it sounds than my old factory radio, which I always thought sounded decent. The Crutchfield-included parts made the installation a breeze and very professional looking. Can't believe I waited so long to make the upgrade!

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Great Feature Set with a Great Orice.

Michael from Simi Valley, CA on 2/24/2019

2003 Toyota Tacoma

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You can't beat what you get for the price with this unit. Install was quick with the supplied harness, feature set is above par, and display is perfect. If someone is looking for a "value" stereo on a limited budget then this one should be a top consideration.

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Crutchfield customer from Parker, CO on 2/24/2019

2008 Ford Escape

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Nice unit and easy to use and install. Having Crutchfield complete the wiring harness was a godsend. I especially like the hands free phone option

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Crutchfield customer from Roswell, GA on 2/17/2019

2004 Kia Sorento EX

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Cool machine. Nice price. Great support.

Pros: Best bang for the buck

Cons: Fooled by PAE (Power Amp Enable blue wire) but call to CS solved that. Know better now.

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Pat from Tucson, AZ on 2/14/2019

2005 Ford Mustang

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I just installed my Kenwood DPX503BT and it was so easy thanks to the great instructions provided by Crutchfield as well as the outstanding quality harness that I purchased... It was plug and play!! This is a major upgrade from the Shaker 500 that came with my Mustang GT. I love the Bluetooth function and I can now play all of my iPod music through the USB port. Great value, great quality and great customer support!

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Awesome Display! Easy to use and sounds great!

Matt from Roseville, MI on 2/12/2019

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I love this unit it has totally changed my outlook on the my older pick up truck! It made the current speakers sound awesome. The bass enhancement function almost makes it sound like I have a subwoofer. I purposely looked for something with larger buttons and this fits the bill. It looks like it will be able to stand up to a long life of heavy use. The Bluetooth functionality is intuitive, easy to pair, always pairs immediately upon start-up. The almost unlimited lighting options almost totally transforms the inner cabin of the truck. There are many more functions yet for me to learn, but this is a smart buy. Also purchased the satellite accessories, have not used them yet. A high performing unit as a very reasonable cost. The coolest thing I have purchased an a long time!!!

Pros: So much functionality. Going to take a while to figure it all out. Good sized buttons, easy to use controls. Blue tooth works fantastically. Best visual display without video!!

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Lars from Peoria, AZ on 2/11/2019

2007 Ford Econoline

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Great product with all the features I wanted.

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Great sound, low cost, good choice.

Shaun from Centennial, CO on 2/10/2019

1996 Toyota 4Runner

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Easy install in our 3rd gen Toyota 4Runner. Bluetooth and USB connections are easy. Sounds great through Axxera amp, Polk speakers, and Rockwood powered sub.

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Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, NC on 2/8/2019

1987 Jeep Comanche

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Great sound, colors are fun to play with, feauture galore! I do wish this had a "home" button to take you back to the main display. So far all I have found is backing out through each folder.

Pros: The multi-channel output is great! The color scheme is my favorite feature by far.

Cons: no home button

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Craig from Basye, VA on 2/6/2019

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy to get you install and it sounds great!

Pros: Looks and sounds great

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Crutchfield customer from Larrabee, IA on 2/5/2019

2006 Nissan Xterra

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Very easy to install maybe took an hour to do Really liked the pre made harness Will buy again if needed

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 2/5/2019

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easy install ,just not enough volume

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Music to my ears!

Crutchfield customer from Neenah, WI on 2/3/2019

2004 Ford Expedition

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Very nice sound quality

Pros: Lots of options

Cons: Somewhat difficult to adjust sound functions

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Great head unit!

Crutchfield customer from Catawissa, PA on 1/29/2019

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

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Great head unit, easy to install and fit right in my ram 1500 with only minor modifications to the factory setup. Was up and running in only a couple of hours. Make sure you get the replacement face plate as the factory one will probably not be reusable. Connect the blue wires for the factory amp!

Pros: Love the hands free calling and the Bluetooth connection is seamless.

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Crutchfield customer from Lugoff, SC on 1/28/2019

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I found this Kenwood receiver to be everything as advertised and the installation technicians were most helpful. Crutchfield makes selection and installation painless!

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Micah from Hamilton, NJ on 1/28/2019

2002 Ford F-150

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Installation was a breeze fit like a glove once I modified opening sounds awesome

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Crutchfield customer from Redding, CA on 1/28/2019

2002 Nissan Altima

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Works pretty good, nice sound quality, nice LED effects etc. Bluetooth works without any problems and the microphone does its job as well. Also, the installation was super easy (thanks to the ReadyHarness Service).

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 1/28/2019

2008 Ford F-150

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Great unit for the money. Tuner picks up everything in the area, bluetooth works flawlessly, and I like having a volume knob... Note you can't hook up a rear view camera to this. Only flaw.

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Great stereo

Adan from Tucson, AZ on 1/23/2019

2006 Honda Odyssey

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Easy to navigate through settings and functions, and it made the stock speakers in my 2006 honda odyssey sound a lot better. Best stereo for the price by far (shops in my area are charging $60 - $80 more for it)

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Good display, incorrect mounting pieces

Katie from Cary, NC on 1/22/2019

2006 Honda CRV LX

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This is pretty good in general, but I think I was shipped incorrect mounting parts. I needed something that I could install pretty easily (with instructions/YouTube), but this turned out to be a dragged out difficult situation because of the inconsistencies with instructions and parts I was given.

Pros: - fast shipping - good resolution

Cons: - somewhat unclear instructions - incorrect mounting parts - no instructional video option for DIY

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Kenwood DPX503BT is a gem!!

John from Grants Pass, OR on 1/21/2019

1999 Toyota Camry LE

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This unit is loaded with features and is easy to use. The price point can't be beat. Best of all, it's a Kenwood so you know it's going to last and give great sound for years to come. The DPX503BT was a snap to install with the master sheet provided. I put this in a 1999 Toyota Camry and I could not be happier. The double din receiver has a great look and feel and has just the right amount of power to push the pair of Rockford Fosgate 6x9 rear deck speakers and the 6.5" door thumpers. The selection of tone is quite ample from a user EQ for those of us that have to have it just right to the on board selection of presets to make even the pickiest of us smile and nod our heads approvingly. The main knob serves as the volume and feature selection base point. Once you get the hang of toggling through the myriad of features you will be rocking in no time. It's a slim profile knob and to me it is a bit "slippery" if I was to find one area of minor complaint. It's minor but worth mention in my opinion. Like I said, the list of features is crazy and fun to play with such as speaker size selections, location of speaker selection, size of cabin choices to maximize the overall sound, bass boost, crossover adjs, loudness, display color choices galore and the list goes on. I have had the Kenwood DPX503BT in the car for about a month now and keep getting more and more great sound from it each day. For the money it can't be beat and the name speaks for itself.

Pros: Easy install. Feature loaded. Robust power. Great looks and great sound.

Cons: Slippery low profile main knob. The display is rather shiny and a glare at certain times of day can make reading the display difficult. Also shows some fingerprints. Still an awesome unit.

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John from Woodbridge, VA on 1/18/2019

2010 Kia Soul

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A great unit with even a better price. Nothing bad to say.

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Great radio, great people

Fish from Sykesville, MD on 1/16/2019

2003 Toyota 4Runner

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Great help from the staff and great product! Bluetooth is crystal clear. Lots of options and I like the fact you can change the color to match your vehicle's OEM color scheme

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Great factory upgrade option

Crutchfield customer from Saginaw, MI on 1/16/2019

2008 Mercury Mariner

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Great inexpensive replacement to my factory radio giving me the ability to use bluetooth and stream audio from my phone. I also like the USB port for using as a charger or using a flash drive with music files. Also have the capability to add a subwoofer and amplifier if desired, maybe later. Highly recommend!

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Crutchfield customer from Cypress, TX on 1/15/2019

2005 Mazda 3

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Radio seems great so far. Bluetooth works great and dash kit looks amazing. Only issue was with the steering wheel adapter.

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Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 1/15/2019

2006 GMC Sierra 1500

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System is good. Not a music expert and do not blast myself out of the truck. I like my hearing. Only downside is clock not displayed unless unit is powered up at least on standby.

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It's a Kenwood. What else do you need to say.

Crutchfield customer from Wildwood, IL on 1/14/2019

2000 Audi S4

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Pulled a Sony out of the dash of a 2000 S4 Quattro, to put this Kenwood in its place. The difference in performance was striking. Big, easy reception of even the weakest AM/FM signals, powerful, well balanced and fully configurable, compelling audio.Native interface for Apple iPhone. Even native interface for my Chi-pod. Once the basic learning curve is met, the operation is largely intuitive. it looks good, sounds very good, fits like it was built to the car. I may put this one in my GMC, as well.

Pros: Fits easily, sounds very good. Easy, nearly intuitive to operate. Sensitive reception of AM/FM signals, even in deep fringe areas. Mulitple options of source material. Aux, USB, iPod, and Chi-pod compatible. Display configurable. Fully configurable audio. Highly cost effective upgrades for an automotive sound system.

Cons: Takes a bit of getting used to in operation. Display is loud, even after adjustment. Needs isolation transformers to keep electrical noise out of audio when interfacing a Bose amplifier.

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Ryan from Kyle, TX on 1/13/2019

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Great product! No issues!!

Pros: The transition from different Sources are way better than all the other receivers I've used!

Cons: None at this time.

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Great system for the money.

Ryan from Winterville, NC on 1/12/2019

2002 Toyota 4Runner

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Great system for the money. Installed in a 2002 Toyota 4 Runner. No issues at all. Bought the additional wire harness which you simply splice into the harness that comes with the receiver. Can be done easily just match the wiring harness color codes. I removed the factory installed amplifier along with the factory radio and tossed them both. Plug in the wire harness from the unit (spliced into the additional harness you can buy) to the factory vehicle plug (that you disconnected from the amplifier) and you are set. Now the sound quality is great for the price so I am well pleased. My factory speakers were still good so I did not replace them as I did not plan to invest a lot of money in this vehicle. If I did I had wanted more I would have opted for a slightly higher end unit and replaced my speakers maybe added an amplifier but man for $125 delivered to the door....you can't beat it!

Pros: Easy install and sound quality of unit is excellent for the money.

Cons: Not the best instruction manual for set up for all the features. You need to play with it but you can figure most of it out. iphone Bluetooth paired with no issues at all.

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Crutchfield customer from Burke, VA on 1/11/2019

2006 Mazda 3

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Nice unit, but disappointing receiver performance compared to OEM unit it replaced.

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better than my original 2008 Sub Forester!

Crutchfield customer from Cleveland Hts, OH on 1/11/2019

2008 Subaru Forester

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Terrific value, and sounds better than my original 2008 Sub Forester system

Pros: amazing upgrade and capabilities

Cons: need to RTFM to figure out how to change options-somewhat non-intuitive interface

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Francis from Fulton, MO on 1/10/2019

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I am pleased with unit.

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Awesome sound

Crutchfield customer from Kiln, MS on 1/10/2019

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice radio easy to operate

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Crutchfield customer from Weiser, ID on 1/10/2019

2006 Toyota Camry

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Lots of features I am still getting acquainted with. Great Customer Service. Fast shipping, great prices and help!

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Nice unit, feature rich but seems a bit low on power

Crutchfield customer from Georgia on 1/8/2019

2015 Jeep Patriot

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Looks great, lots of features, nice upgrade to stock base stereo. Needs speaker upgrade to accompany the unit on most base factory systems. Added 6x9's in rear and 6.5 inch 3 ways in front. Big overall improvement in sound quality. Overall happy with this. 4 Stars because: Rated at 22W RMS per channel. With 4 speakers being driven I would have expected there to be more power if its truly 22 W (x4). Selected this unit as it had one of the highest power ratings and wanted to avoid adding an amp. In my opinion the unit has more settings than are necessary making it somewhat complex to setup. Menu navigation is not intuitive / easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Littleton, CO on 1/8/2019

2004 Subaru Baja

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Really nice deck

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Daniel from Jennings la on 1/5/2019

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Not only is this a good radio but I should have done this a long time ago the sound is amazing thanks to Crutchfield it was very easy to install it took about 15 minutes my NEX radio is definitely coming from Crutchfield

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Great sound, poor dim function.

Anomele from Ishpeming, MI on 1/5/2019

2011 Chevrolet Malibu

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Overall, I like this unit. My biggest complaint is the dimmer function. There seems to be no way to choose the level to which the dimmer dims. I want max brightness during the day, but at night it's still too bright in dim mode. The only solution I have found is to manually adjust the brightness to max or min when I get in the car. I drive to work in the dark and home in daylight, so it needs adjusting each time.

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Crutchfield customer from Saginaw, MI on 1/3/2019

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Fits like a glove. Tried to copy a picture but wouldn't work.

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Joseph from Shreveport, LA on 1/2/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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I've had a factory radio since I got my 2004 F150 in 2007. No Bluetooth, Aux plug. Installed myself with the additional steering wheel adapter to keep some radio/Bluetooth controls. Only thing I can say is, what took me so long. Just answered my first phone call handsfree through the system. And using my Spotify every time I'm in it!! Already ordered 4 speakers to replace factory ones!!

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Crutchfield customer from Hanover, PA on 1/2/2019

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Great product. Great customer service to help me pick the right head unit and necessary add-ons for my dad's 2006 silverado with Bose speakers, steering wheel controls, and Sirius XM.

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Great sounds

Jake from Montgomery, TX on 1/1/2019

1993 Mazda Miata

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Great unit works as advertised

Pros: Easy install, easy setup and excellent outcome on a stress free setup.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Natrona Heights, PA on 1/1/2019

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Great product works great

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Armon from Las Vegas, NV on 1/1/2019

2000 Toyota 4Runner

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Great product

Pros: Easy Install

Cons: none Wife loves it!

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Crutchfield customer from Libertyville, IL on 12/31/2018

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Great price , great radio to fill the whole factory spot vs. a single din with larger dash kit, make a cleaner install. Large display also better than the single din radios.

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Crutchfield customer from Corapeake, NC on 12/31/2018

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice radio

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Crutchfield customer from East Leroy, MI on 12/30/2018

2004 Dodge Durango

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Works great ,looks nice ,easy to read.

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, MN on 12/30/2018

2012 Nissan Xterra

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Easy install and works great for the price. Face scratches easily so be mindful while installing.

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Jeffrey J from Lawrence, KS on 12/29/2018

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Compared to the original stereo in our 2002 Jetta, this new stereo/blue tooth system is state of the art...not sure I'll ever be able to use all of the features..Haha. Very easy to install and worked great right from the beginning. True hands free access while driving, which is great.

Pros: Super easy install. Tons of features and hands free support.

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Crutchfield customer from Ladson, SC on 12/28/2018

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Not bad for the price. Does everything I need it to do, but is very slow/choppy at processing user input.

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Awesome Stereo

James from Gloucester, VA on 12/27/2018

1999 Honda Accord

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Awesome radio. Connects to my phones bluetooth every time. Great sound and awesome display. Definitely get the Ready Harness service for the ultimate plug and play. No wires to mess with. Just unplug your old radio and plug in the new one. Took less that 30 minutes to install from removing from box to installation completed.

Pros: Great all around stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Shrewsbury, PA on 12/26/2018

2003 Toyota RAV4

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Nice stereo, the menus could be a bit easier to use/select options...

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Crutchfield customer from Benton, MS on 12/26/2018

2005 Honda CRV LX

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Bought as a Christmas gift for daughters boyfriend. Needless to say he was thrilled. More than pleased with the unit and installation was extremely easy.

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Cara from Rch Cucamonga, CA on 12/25/2018

2004 Ford Econoline

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Love this new stereo we got! Easy installation and sounds great too we love it

Pros: Easy installation great sound and Bluetooth very easy to set up! Ready for some great music on our next trip in our RV

Cons: Don't have any cons

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JOHN from Saint Stephen, SC on 12/24/2018

2006 Nissan Frontier

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The radio is great and it was easy to install. Only problem is clock loses time

Pros: Plays mp3 and cds easy install sounds great

Cons: Loses time

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Crutchfield customer from Shrewsbury, MA on 12/24/2018

2011 Honda Element LX

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Does everything it is supposed to do no problems. Simple install and pretty easy to use.

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Crutchfield customer from Sioux City, IA on 12/24/2018

2002 Buick Park Avenue

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Radio was easy to install and worked better than expected

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Crutchfield customer from Williamstown, PA on 12/20/2018

2006 Kia Sorento EX

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The Kenwood is fantastic as I knew it would be, but the "kit" put together for me for my Kia was a chore-time-lifesaver. Everything worked flawlessly. Can't say enough about how pleased I was and am.

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Crutchfield customer from Timberville, VA on 12/19/2018

2002 Toyota Tacoma

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This is a nice head unit that replaced the stock one in my truck. If you are up in the air about this one, you should get it. Makes the drive nice and charges phones pretty quick through the USB.

Pros: Revived the stock speakers for much less than it would be to put new speakers in.

Cons: The time on the unit always seems to change about 30 min prior to what it should be. Not sure why

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Elaine from West Paris, ME on 12/18/2018

2009 Ford F-150 XL

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Excellent product and an abundance of help from you in picking it out!

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Worth more than you'll pay

Matt from Fresno, CA on 12/16/2018

1998 Saturn SL2

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This is my second Kenwood unit. For the price, the deck performs very well. The audio settings are not overly convenient to adjust in real time, but if you spend a little time to set them up initially you'll be quite happy with the results. My musical tastes are broad, but do not include rap so I can't attest to how will it would perform in that genre. For rock, jazz, pop, etc. it won't let you down.

Pros: Great sound, plenty of audio adjustments, reasonably loud, but not going to blow out the windows

Cons: Adjusting balance, fader, loudness, eq etc. in real time is not very convenient.

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Crutchfield customer from Foley, AL on 12/15/2018

2007 Saturn VUE

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I love how it lets me control my phone by using the my voice. Great sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 12/13/2018

2007 Ford Mustang

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Perfect

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Hunter from Winchester, VA on 12/10/2018

2004 Honda Element

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Great product. Went in with no trouble. All the wiring kits and install kits were great.

Pros: Double DIN, looks great, nice options

Cons: Nine

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Great if you prefer NOT touch screen

Kyle from Inver Grove, MN on 12/10/2018

2009 Ford Focus

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Great little head unit. I appreciate that they still make Head Units that are not touch screens. Touch screens in cars are dangerous; you have to look at what you're touching vs just feeling where a physical button is.

Pros: Build quality Plenty of play back options NOT touch screen Audio output quality w/amp Lots of EQ settings Lots of color/display settings As good as it gets without being a touch screen

Cons: Not touch screen Built in amp is lacking

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Crutchfield customer from Alachua, FL on 12/10/2018

2005 Toyota Corolla

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nice Unit

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Great look, it matches the interior of my 2007 Toyota Tundra.

mario from Stockton, CA on 12/8/2018

2006 Toyota Tundra

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It has the best look, for my 2007 Toyota Tundra. It's a great upgrade from the stock radio. Many, bells a whistles to play with. My favorite is the use of the BT. I love having, NO CABLES HANGING AROUND. The price is great, for all that comes with this unit. LOVE IT.

Pros: The Blue tooth capability, allows you to enjoy your music without any cords, hanging around. And, the same goes, for the use of the phone.

Cons: Have, not been able to find one, yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Paso Robles, CA on 12/8/2018

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class

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Nice easy to use books up flawlessly for Bluetooth

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Crutchfield customer from Graham, NC on 12/7/2018

2005 Ford Explorer

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By suggestion of a friend of mine, we found this product to be compatible with my vehicle and he also installed it for me. It only took less than 2 hours to install and listen to the sound! What a great sound!! And the bass!! I would recommend this product to anyone needing a beautiful display screen and a wonderful sound and good instructions on installation. I love, love, love it!!

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Mark from Lockeford, CA on 12/7/2018

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Thumbs up!

Pros: Nice, fits in opening neatly.

Cons: Modification to opening necessary, should be disclosed in purchasing unit.

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Not bad for the price

Bill from Billings, MT on 12/6/2018

2002 Buick Park Avenue

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I purchased this Kenwood for my 2002 Buick Park Avenue. So far I'm mostly pleased with it. Appearance, sound quality and many of the built-in features are quite good for the price. But there are a couple of things I don't like about it. First, the display "dimmer" is virtually useless, as the brightness change of the display is almost indistinguishable. When I adjust the brightness so it can be seen in the daylight it is way too bright for me at night, even with the dimmer on, and vice-versa. Second, is the "hands free" use of the Bluetooth phone feature. You have to press a button on the unit to activate this and it makes you toggle through several options to get to "voice commands". This should be changeable so that you can select which option you want to appear first. That way it would be only one touch to use it.

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Kirk from Montrose, CO on 12/6/2018

2003 Toyota Tundra

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Great looks and easy functionality.

Pros: Great looks Very user friendly Andriod freindly

Cons: None

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Excellent Sound, Many Features, Display

John N from Prescott, AZ on 11/28/2018

2004 Toyota Sienna

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Linked to Android Blue Tooth was a snap. Almost Automatic. Plays Great!

Pros: Very easy to install with Crutchfield wired harness for my auto.

Cons: None.

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projectionist44 from Wynantskill, NY on 11/28/2018

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I installed the Kenwood DPX503BT in my 2011 Chevy Silverado Regular Cab WT. The install went smooth, no problems. I didn't have to cut anything in the sub dash, it fit like a glove. I didn't really time myself but I don't think it took more then two hours between wiring up the adapter harness and interface module, removing the factory radio and installing the Kenwood. The Radio sounds great with the trucks factory speakers. Read the manual over good, this radio has lots of settings. It took me a couple of weeks just playing around with the different audio settings to get it to sound the way I wanted it to. The Bluetooth works great, no problem pairing it up to the phone and it sounds nice and clear. The radio has to be powered up for the BT to work. The filler faceplate for the dash was a tad off, especially in one corner about a sixteen of an inch recessed in the dash. No big deal, still looks great. Very pleased with the radio.

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Great Receiver

David from Portland, TN on 11/25/2018

2016 Ram 1500

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Great radio with awesome features. Love the Bluetooth and hands free calling.

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Crutchfield customer from Williamsburg, VA on 11/24/2018

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great fit for my Silverado. Clean sound with the Bluetooth hands free phone

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Crutchfield customer from Marietta, GA on 11/23/2018

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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awesome radio for a low price, very easy to setup. I wish I had installed one of these in my other truck now instead of the one I bought. Louder than stock and looks cool too.

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Crutchfield customer from Homer, IL on 11/13/2018

2012 Mazda 5

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Sounds great and was easy to install. Bluetooth works great for calls and music. The mic feels cheap and the person on the other end of calls sometimes complains that is isn't clear though.

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luvin it.

david from Tyler, TX on 11/11/2018

2008 Audi A4

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Love this stereo, upgrade from original in my 2008 Audi A4. Harness and crutchfield service made installation a breeze. All of the sound and display options make it sooooo customizable.

Pros: audio and dispaly customizable options, sound quality

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs , CO on 11/7/2018

2002 Ford Mustang

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Totally satisfied!! Installed in less than 30 minutes glad I opted to have wiring done by your staff. Works perfectly and the Bluetooth works perfectly for phone and streaming!! Makes stock amps and speakers and subs rock!! Thank you

Pros: Works with existing amps subs and speakers! Bluetooth streaming and hands free phone

Cons: None

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Wow! Lots of options!

Crutchfield customer from Lynden, WA on 10/31/2018

2015 Ford Transit Connect

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It is a really nice unit, however, More bells and whistles than I anticipated. I really just needed to have a unit that I could connect / operate my phone with. It works great for that, and the sound quality is surprisingly exceptional - even with the factor speakers (I plan to change that soon). Part of MY issue may just be that I need to spend some "quality time" with my new toy....

Pros: Lots of Stuff to do with this unit...

Cons: I really didn't need so many options

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Great car stereo

Ted from Beloit, WI on 10/30/2018

2000 Toyota Camry

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Lots of features and connectivity for low price. Fits perfectly in my 2000 Camry and performs as advertised

Pros: Fit, looks, performance, connectivity, price

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Crutchfield customer from Diberville, MS on 10/22/2018

1999 Ford F-350

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Everything needed was provided

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Crutchfield customer from Henrico, VA on 10/17/2018

2010 Mazda CX-7

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Good fit. Good sound quality. Love multi-color display. Front inputs. Good pre-loaded media.

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Crutchfield customer from Collingswood, NJ on 10/16/2018

2005 Honda CRV EX

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Really nice radio. Super simple install - great sound. Quick and easy to learn the features...

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James from Red Oak, TX on 10/15/2018

2001 Ford F-150

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Great fit sounds great. Installed in a 2001 f150. Like the ability to set face colors and adjust EQ and crossover.

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Rob from Timberville, VA on 10/14/2018

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Great unit. A little overwhelming though trying to figure everything out though

Pros: Sound quality very good

Cons: Wish it would go louder

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Crutchfield customer from Palmyra, PA on 10/12/2018

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Easy to install, great directions, good radio for the price

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Simon from Montreal, QC on 10/6/2018

2018 Subaru WRX

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Great CD radio with all the basic features. Buttons are big and easy to reach. Installation is the same as any other double-din radio. The app is nice to have but it's outdated. The 13 bands EQ is a must have for better tuning, I used my cellphone for test sweeps and measurements, not very precise but good enough considering the radio and car.

Pros: Can be configured with an app. Button Layout is great.

Cons: Advanced features like time alignment are poorly explained by the manual. The app is outdated.

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great stereo for the price.

Robert from Clearfield, PA on 10/6/2018

2011 Jeep Compass

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Ok i wanted to post this review to let everyone know how great this stereo is. I bought this for my father (he is 68 yrs old ) ..i installed it in his 2011 jeep compass , he still uses a flip phone .never used a smart phone yet.. Ok after explaining that, once i installed the radio. I walked him through how to use it and we SET the color for the face of it..he can operate it with easy and he loves it ..he couldn't get over how much loader the kenwood was over the stock stereo. The only problem I found was it doesn't come with a remote. It doesn't bother my dad because he uses the steering wheel control's..

Pros: It's easy of use . Powerful.

Cons: No remote.

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Matt from Mount Carmel, TN on 10/1/2018

2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

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It seems to be well worth the money and has more output than the older Pioneer I had before.

Pros: Nice clear display, good power

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don't buy

Daniel from Gadsden, AL on 10/1/2018

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got this for my 2011 tacoma. the sound is ok I guess. the pre amps don't work for the rear/sub if you bluetooth. I can only see the display at night. really this is a bad product and I think anyone looking to buy a new H/U needs to really look somewhere else.

Pros: cheap

Cons: can't see display, bluetooth problems, pre amps

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Crutchfield customer from Camas, WA on 9/30/2018

2009 Scion xB

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Nice stereo. The Bluetooth is a little tricky sometimes.

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Crutchfield customer from Gloucester, VA on 9/18/2018

2002 Mazda Tribute

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Once the old radio was out, it was easy. Went in beautifully.

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Great sound

Larry from Kiefer, OK on 9/16/2018

2003 Ford F-150

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This is a great car stereo, passed my expectations. Had to modify a little bit to make fit but no problems. Sounds great!! Plenty of power for my listening. Color scheme is pretty cool too. :-)

Pros: Great buy

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I'm happy

Kevin from Raleigh, NC on 9/12/2018

2009 Audi A3

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Overall it's a good deck for the money.

Pros: Affordable and sounds great

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Derek from Elkton, VA on 9/10/2018

2005 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Had a problem with reception. Went to store and spoke with saleman. Question posed about antenna. No clear answers. After more research ony own. Found issue to be power antenna on vehicle now hooked up. Great unit, love the options and price.

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Travis from Franklin, NC on 9/4/2018

2002 Ford Mustang

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This cd receiver is exactly what I was looking for. It has alot of features that you can change relating to speaker size that your running and sub woofer level, among other things. Just little tweaks, Bluetooth is nice, and it looks good in the vehicle.

Pros: Great price

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Crutchfield customer from Jackson, PA on 9/2/2018

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Great upgrade from stock. Good sound quality with more features than your local short track on a Saturday night.

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Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake City, UT on 8/29/2018

2012 Suzuki SX4

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sad Kenwood has slipped this much

mike from Middletown, OH on 8/27/2018

2012 Ram 1500

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Buyer beware, be ready to cut your dashboard and frame work, something they really don't tell you about installing this radio - radio keeps changing color which is annoying and some of the color changes you can't read in daylight - nice feature for a 5 year old to watch - maybe. No tuning knob - just buttons, no display to tell you what sirius channel you are on other than the number. already losing time - loses about 304 minutes a day??

Pros: none - dodge factory radio was better

Cons: Buyer beware, be ready to cut your dashboard and frame work, something they really don't tell you about installing this radio - radio keeps changing color which is annoying ans some of the color changes you can't read in daylight - nice feature for a 5 year old to watch - maybe

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Mike, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Great stereo

Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, GA on 8/23/2018

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

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I bought the preconnected wiring harness/adapter and it was worth it! Great fit with trim kit as well. I did have to trim one small area on the adapter plate but other than that it was an overall seems less experience. They also included well written and illustrated directions as well. Fast shipping and follow up communication.

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Crutchfield customer from Goose Creek, SC on 8/20/2018

2006 Mazda 3

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Great product! Absolutely love it!

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Great and easy to use

Bryan from Neversink, NY on 8/14/2018

2003 GMC Sonoma

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Jaret from Delphos, OH on 8/14/2018

2004 Dodge Durango

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Very satisfied. I plan to put this same model in my other two vehicles.

Pros: Great features.....

Cons: So many features.... I wish I could edit my menus of options to only what I use.

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Great value basic stereo

Eddie from Garden Grove, CA on 8/12/2018

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Good value, great sound, the only issue is the search function is cumbersome.

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Crutchfield customer from Ness City, KS on 8/9/2018

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I just got this unit installed a week ago but I like it. I have been a pioneer guy for 10 years but decided to try something new. It was worth it! The sound quality from my speakers seem better and louder than with pioneer. I'm still messing around with stuff but so far it has been easy to control. I will be buying kenwood from now on

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Nice choice and fits perfectly!

Teri from Rolling Mdws, IL on 8/9/2018

1999 Toyota 4Runner

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It is a great stereo. Easy to install and the sound is good for my old truck. I am still trying to figure out all the features but I'm just happy my CDs don't skip and I can hook up my bluetooth for music or calls. Thanks to all the people at Crutchfield who answered my questions and helped me with the install.

Pros: Great features, fits perfectly, easy to see, variable colors, easy to use.

Cons: none

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Easy install

Skip from Clinton, AR on 8/7/2018

1995 Toyota Camry

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This was very easy to install, slipped in like it belonged in my little old 1995 Camry. Nice, clear controls and display. Haven't used it enough to really give a detailed review, but they always are in a hurry to get a review! So far, it looks great.

Pros: Nice look. Good controls. Sounds great, even in old factory speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, PA on 8/5/2018

2010 Honda Odyssey

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Looks good and sounds good. Though controls for adjusting EQ etc...are more difficult than pioneers I have owned in the past. It's no big deal, just took a little bit to figure out. Once learned its not too bad. I like the fact that crutchfield sent everything I needed to install.

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John from Oswego, IL on 7/30/2018

2008 Mazda CX-7

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Great Radio - nice features; fantastic price!

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Crutchfield customer from Morton Grove, IL on 7/18/2018

2006 Ford Five Hundred

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I love this radio -- fits my Ford 500 perfectly, and the sound is amazing. Absolutely can't get enough of the Bluetooth options. Up until this, I was using FM transmitters to try to get music from my phone to my car's radio and stereo, and the quality just wasn't quite there. This makes that all superfluous. The aux in option is fantastic; there's USB as a source, too, and I could use Spotify, Pandora, or iHeartRadio, if I wanted (seriously, these are their own menu options as audio sources). There's also an Android remote app from Kenwood. Haven't used it yet but will try it out. And installation was a breeze.

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Makes ALL of your CD's sound fantastic!

Stan from Avon, OH on 7/16/2018

2011 Honda Accord

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After my wife's OEM radio died in her 2011 Accord, we decided to pick out a new unit on the merits of features and looks over the mediocre factory system . The new Kenwood DPX503BT radio fit into the new double-DIN sized face-plate like a hand in a glove. The wiring harness and steering-wheel control interface integrated perfectly with the Kenwood...Set the time & date, colors of the controls and display. It instantly sounded fantastic on the first CD. Set up the car interior space and speaker locations and selected FM stations (and AM). My wife is really enjoying her new Kenwood masterpiece and testing all of it's capabilities including the Bluetooth and USB port.

Pros: Looks great, functions are easy to access.....Looks terrific and has the power to make the factory speakers come alive.....

Cons: Takes a bit of reading and practice to learn all this unit is capable of!......

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Could use a little improvement

China from Decatur, GA on 7/15/2018

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Works OK but the Radio seems spotty at best the Unit is not User Friendly and I miss not being able to have access to my car original Clock and Temperature.

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Alan from Columbus, OH on 7/13/2018

2002 Toyota Camry

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great selection with your assistance. exactly what i was looking for.

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Awesome display

Nick from Nome, AK on 7/13/2018

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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The slim downside was a lack of instruction with the wiring harness for my rig. Outside of that, the unit has worked extremely well, as has the wireless options. Bluetooth is a little slow to connect, but after having nothing in my pickup, it's a minimal inconvenience. Overall, a quality deck and I'd buy it again in a half second.

Pros: Bluetooth connectivity, USB port on the face, equalizer settings, controllable color settings for the face, great output.

Cons: Have yet to find one.

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Crutchfield customer from Scottsdale, AZ on 7/11/2018

2004 Ford Explorer

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Easy to install. Has good audio control features, crossover controls.

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Crutchfield customer from Fleming Isle, FL on 7/11/2018

2002 Ford Thunderbird

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great fit and finish; helpful crutch people made transaction easy and with the prewire option what else do you need...

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Harry from Warsaw, IN on 7/3/2018

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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love this product

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Great Product!

Adam from Surprise, AZ on 7/2/2018

2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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Love this stereo receiver!! Price was good, easy to install (first install i've ever done), loads of features, and it made my stock speakers sound so much better. Installed in my 2006 Dodge Ram mega cab.

Pros: Sounds great. Looks great. Easy to install and features are easy to use.

Cons: None so far.

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Great Head Unit

Toby Yates from Haughton, LA on 7/2/2018

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Great Head Unit with plenty of preout power to push a good system without a line driver. Plays hi resolution audiophile FLAC files through the front USB port, dual Bluetooth connectivity. Low price for a well built, high quality head unit. Kenwood proves again they take their car audio components serious.

Pros: User friendly controls, good preout voltage, adjustable display lighting, plays High Resolution FLAC files via USB and the low price for a quality head unit.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Erie, PA on 6/26/2018

2007 Honda Ridgeline

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Fits perfect!!!!! Sounds awesome, the price for a Kenwood was unbeatable!!!!

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Alison from Brooklyn, NY on 6/25/2018

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

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I love my kenwood stereo. It was so easy to install. I bought the option to have it wired by crutchfield. Definitely the way to go. Thank you

Pros: Beautiful. Cruchfield recommended all the accessories I needed.

Cons: No cons.

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Very nice unit

Ryan from River Grove, IL on 6/24/2018

2005 Ford Explorer

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Overall very good. Bluetooth connects quickly and reliably. Noise cancellation on the microphone (mounted top center of windshield) is good enough that it can understand voice commands with windows and sunroof open at highway speeds. LCD is clear and easy to read in direct sunlight, unlike other displays. I do not like that it does not have an automatic dimmer of any type (no illumination control wire, or light sensor). It has a manual dimmer switch, but for all the settings this unit stores for various modes, the dimmer has no options, it only dims a few steps below the undimmed setting, which is not much of a difference. It would be nice if you could set the dimmed level, and even better if you could set a dimmed color scheme. As source selection is made through repeated presses of a single button, it would be nice if you could disable the sources you don't use, such as spotify or iheartradio, so you didn't have to cycle through them each time.

Pros: Lots of media options Clean look Good sound (factory premium speakers with sub-w)

Cons: Display dimming could be handled much better (at its darkest, the stereo is brighter than the rest of the panel at its brightest)

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TN on 6/24/2018

2006 Ford Explorer

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What a cool looking Kenwood! Easy to install, and sounds great! With everything that was included, it made it easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Suisun City, CA on 6/17/2018

2006 Toyota 4Runner

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Great stereo deck. Only complaint is selecting the source. If you want to switch between the radio and CD for examble, you have to go through all the other sources before returning to the source you want. Can't go backword. Kind of a hassle.

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Great sound and look.....

Patrick from Duluth, MN on 6/15/2018

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I bought this for my son's focus. Installed and was very pleased with the sound and look. Added a nice bit of class to the dash. The one thing I didn't like is if you pair a phone to the unit and the next time you use it and say you dont have the phone the radio keeps trying to connect to it. If it can't connect every few seconds the red lights on the right side of the radio blink. At night it's just annoying imo that's why I have it 4 stars. But other than that it has a lot of settings for sound and subs and so fourth.

Pros: Price and sound with quality look and feel.

Cons: Annoying blinking red lights for phone not connected

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Great value

Ric from Cedar Hills, UT on 6/12/2018

2000 Lexus ES300

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I have only had the stereo for a week or so. Love it so far. Bluetooth works well. Sound is good. For the money, I can't complain!

Pros: Value, display is clean, intuitive

Cons: Its not a touch screen :)

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Crutchfield customer from Manhattan, IL on 6/5/2018

2002 Toyota Tacoma

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GREAT REPLACEMENT RADIO/CD PLAYER/BLUETOOTH/WIRELESS PHONE!! easy to install.. a huge upgrade in sound quality even with my toyota factory speakers. blue tooth has great signal! pandora/spotify radio a nice added bonus. Lots of functions just learning my way around this radio. Very satisfied overall.

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Robert from Kingman, AZ on 6/5/2018

2005 Buick LaCrosse

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excelent replacement unit with great sound.

Pros: works as avertised.

Cons: instructions could be more complete.

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Crutchfield customer from Loudon, TN on 6/5/2018

2000 Buick Park Avenue

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Excellent radio for the money.

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Crutchfield customer from Bremerton, WA on 6/3/2018

2006 Toyota Tundra

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This unit replaced my stock stereo out of my 2006 tundra using the stock NON JBL speakers. Very happy with the control layout, and am able to get better bass and over all sound out of my stock speakers. With the stock stereo I though I would need to replace the speakers as well, but I am now happy with sound and will not be replacing the speakers.

Pros: Good Price. Great EQ control to make my stock speakers sound great.

Cons: NON

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Guest from Barnstable, MA on 6/3/2018

2001 Toyota Tacoma

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have some issues with this unit, sure it's a nice device but can't seem to remember the last song played on a cd. it always starts at the beginning after shutting the car off. speaking of CD's, not it can't seem to play anything but a regular audio cd. it doesn't recognize any other format, mp3/joliet/iso9660/etc. despite what this description claims. we have tried many formats and disk brands as this was part of the reason for purchase. I'd say skip this one if those things are important to you.

Pros: color selection, presets, bluetooth.

Cons: cd functions very rudimentary.

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Crutchfield customer from Elk Grove, CA on 5/31/2018

1998 Honda Accord

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Good buy, good product, works good so far. Just installed over memorial weekend.

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Great sound, great quality

Oscar from Brooklyn, NY on 5/30/2018

2008 Toyota RAV4

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The color changing background is awesome

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Sleek and colorful!

Cash from Placerville, CA on 5/28/2018

2001 Honda CRV

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I love the color changing display, and it looks so sleek! The functions are easy to navigate and use as well!

Pros: Sleek design Color changing lighting Easy to navigate interface

Cons: Spotify BT integration does not display the currently playing song, but instead the genre.

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