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Kenwood KMM-BT525HD

Digital media receiver — does not play CDs

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Give your dash a splash of fun. Kenwood packs this KMM-BT525HD digital media receiver full of features...

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About the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD

Ready to rock

Give your dash a splash of fun. Kenwood packs this KMM-BT525HD digital media receiver full of features that will make your next drive a total pleasure. A built-in HD Radio™ tuner gives you access to more features and better sound quality from your participating local radio stations. Calls will be easier thanks to built-in Bluetooth, and two-phone pairing is perfect if you share your vehicle with another driver. Plus, you'll have a rich streaming experience courtesy of next-level Spotify® and Pandora® compatibility. 

Ready to rock

Give your dash a splash of fun. Kenwood packs this KMM-BT525HD digital media receiver full of features that will make your next drive a total pleasure. A built-in HD Radio™ tuner gives you access to more features and better sound quality from your participating local radio stations. Calls will be easier thanks to built-in Bluetooth, and two-phone pairing is perfect if you share your vehicle with another driver. Plus, you'll have a rich streaming experience courtesy of next-level Spotify® and Pandora® compatibility. 

HD Radio

HD Radio and more

The built-in HD Radio tuner makes participating AM and FM radio stations sound better on this receiver — FM sounds almost as good as a CD, and AM sounds much like old school FM. Plus, you'll have access to extra programming broadcast by these stations on alternate frequencies.

Convenience is #1

Kenwood even gives you two prominent, direct access Bluetooth buttons for calling and music, so jumping to what you use most is a breeze. If you really want to step up your music experience on your next road trip, pair up to five phones using Kenwood Music Mix for an epic listening party.

Hi-res music?

Kenwood hasn't forgotten folks love their stored high-resolution music either. Just connect your smartphone, thumb drive, or portable player via USB and use this receiver's 13-band EQ and proprietary sound enhancement perks like Drive EQ and Remote App to make the most of your great-sounding files.

USB, front and back

Thanks to front-facing and rear USB inputs, you can connect two devices to the KMM-BT525HD for charging at once. Or use one USB input for connecting your smartphone for streaming Spotify or Pandora on the fly and the other to turn your old MP3 player or thumb drive into a permanent audio source. If that's not enough, you always have the front-panel AUX input for just about any source. While the KMM-BT525HD doesn't play CDs, options abound.

Great for Apple® and Android™

Got an iPod® or iPhone®? You can plug your player in via USB to access your playlists. Dedicated "search" and "return" buttons, plus handy tools like AppMode, Alphabet, Percentage Skip, and Related Search help you find your music fast.

If you store your music on an Android device, Android Open Accessory 2.0 protocol (AOA) lets you connect your phone either to a USB port or through Bluetooth, then control all the music you've stored there. You'll be able to run the apps you like and take advantage of a variety of search and playback features.

The KMM-BT525HD can play MP3, AAC, WAV, and FLAC music files, so you'll be able to enjoy your entire music library. And if you want to hand over control of the stereo to the gang in the backseat, the Kenwood Remote App lets you turn your smartphone into a wireless remote.

Compatible with SiriusXM

Add a satellite radio tuner (subscription also required) to enjoy SiriusXM's remarkably varied range of music, entertainment, news, and sports programming. If you're planning to build a really rockin' system, this high-performance receiver offers three sets of preamp outputs, so you'll be in good shape when you add amplifiers and subwoofers.

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.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, and FLAC music files
    • Bluetooth with direct access button
      • pair two phones for simultaneous hands-free calling and up to five for music streaming
      • wireless music browsing
    • 1.5 line LCD display with variable-color illumination
    Smartphone Features:
    • iPod/iPhone direct connection with optional cable
    • Remote App lets you use your smartphone as a wireless remote
    • control and charging of select Android devices using the USB connection
    • Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    Audio Features:
    • Drive EQ improves sound to compensate for exterior noise
    • 13-band equalizer
    • low-pass filter and sub level control
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front and rear USB inputs, front AUX input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • removable theft-deterrent faceplate
    • multi-language display (English, Spanish)
    • microphone included
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # KMM-BT525HD

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 4 Countersunk ISO-screws
    • 4 Pan-head ISO-screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Card

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    Crutchfield customer from Hampton, VA on 9/9/2019

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Great service from Crutchfield. Simple to install in my Silverado

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    Crutchfield customer from David City, NE on 8/28/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Excellent radio, easy setup and installation.

    Pros: Easy Setup

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    Crutchfield customer from Peculiar, MO on 8/26/2019

    1999 Toyota 4Runner

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    Outstanding HD radio; continue to have great luck with Kenwood products

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    I would purchase this radio again.

    Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 8/20/2019

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    the install was fairly easy, the old Kenwood radio had a slightly different wiring setup that required changing the plug. I continue to find how to use the added features and have been impressed. I like to brighter screen which is easier to see on bright days. I use Google play and provide entertainment and have only one hiccup, once married up to the radio the book or music pauses until I press play on the phone. If I take a call the call works fine then the book or music starts back where it left off. I would buy this radio again so far, I have only had it about a month.

    Pros: Simple to install if you are accustomed to installing Kenwood radios.

    Cons: Shorter body that will not fit into the old Kenwood sleeve.

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    Crutchfield customer from Etna, OH on 8/12/2019

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    Perfect for my 29 ford roadster

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    Great customer service , prices and products.

    Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 8/3/2019

    2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

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    I got this radio for my Harley Road Glide. When ordering the radio I got the option to get other items to be able to install it probably. I ordered everything they suggested and the install was a breeze. The radio works great and very easy to use. There online people (Jenny) to chat with for advice also knew there stuff. Thanks

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    Quick and easy

    Crutchfield customer from Woodbridge, CT on 7/23/2019

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500

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    Install was easy and the results are great!

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    Great little unit

    Crutchfield customer from Port Orchard, WA on 7/21/2019

    1995 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great little unit! Does what it says with no fuss

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    Most features are wonderful

    Dean from Hillsboro, OR on 7/18/2019

    1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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    This was my second Kenwood purchase, as I returned the lower priced model because when I played Pandora through my Iphone 8, the display on the radio kept showing "reading...reading...reading..." even though the Pandora features were working properly. I did contact customer service and it is a known issue. He tried to help me fix it but to no avail. So I upgraded to this more expensive unit, hoping the issue would go away, however, it did not. The display still showed "reading.." The features of this however are very impressive. The multitude of ways to enhance the sound are pretty incredible. The bluetooth connects right away and hands free calling is great. Also, the ability to change the color on the multi zone faceplate is pretty cool. If you don't listen to Pandora, or care if it shows you what song is playing then I would recommend this unit. After talking to a service specialist online here at Crutchfield, I am going with a Pioneer model. Hopefully all will work to my satisfaction.

    Pros: The display brightness and EQ settings are awesome!

    Cons: Display when playing Pandora always says "reading...reading...reading..."

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    Decent for the price...

    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 7/15/2019

    1999 Subaru Forester

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    Radio functions as it should but the Bluetooth and pandora settings work backwards of each other... Also this radio doesn't get very loud even with all new speakers...

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    Crutchfield customer from Memphis, TN on 7/14/2019

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    easy installation and works great! Bluetooth and voice control are awesome!! Highly recommend!

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    Crutchfield customer from Ruston, LA on 6/30/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic

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    Great radio, sounds awesome, installed easily

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    Cons: Wish you could set the display of the clock to bigger numbers.

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    Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 6/30/2019

    2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Good media player, easy to use, great adjustments, smaller dimensions to fit in the dashboard

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    Crutchfield customer from Hayward, CA on 6/27/2019

    2012 Nissan Altima

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    Good for the price but the HD goes off Very often, seems like reception is not as strong as my other stereo I have in my truck which work really good

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    Great unit and easy installation!

    Crutchfield customer from West Kingston, RI on 6/26/2019

    2005 Ford F-150

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    Installation was very easy in my '05 F-150, though the insert to fill the factory stereo space called for spacers behind the screw holes, which actually prevented me from reinstalling the dash trim. Other than that minor hiccup, it was easy and straightforward. The radio itself works great and sounds great, Bluetooth takes longer to connect than I expected but that's just the way it is. Features are easy to use and the system is very easy to navigate. Aside from the minor issues, I'm extremely happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend it to anyone else.

    Pros: Easy install, all adapters went together and worked perfectly. Stereo works and sounds great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ellenburg Ctr, NY on 6/18/2019

    2003 Buick LeSabre

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    Awesome sound crystal clear everything I wanted

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    Great experience and Much improved sound

    Patrick from Oxford, MS on 6/18/2019

    1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

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    First, I am really pleased with the unit. After reviewing my cars existing system I decided to replace the head unit and front door speakers. After replacing the speakers I could hear the drop in distortion but I was a bit underwhelmed. But after replacing the OEM unit with this Kenwood the sound came alive. Both the HD radio and the Bluetooth sound great. This went from a vehicle with poor reception to hearing tons of stations perfectly. I would recommend this unit over the lower unit without the HD radio. I also like that it has basic 3 channel manual equalization and some factory presets that seem to adjust it more than the manual mode. Still playing around with my preferences but I like the choices. Second, I have a 1999 VW and the biggest thing I paid attention was that the items I bought said Fits your vehicle in Green. I wanted to avoid having to do any modifications and Crutchfield came through. The best money I spent was on the pre-wired VW adapter as I was doing this at my sisters and not at home with my tools. Since Crutchfield sent me the radio extraction tools and the pre-wired connector I was able to change out this unit in an hour with just a screwdriver and pry tool. No splicing. Perfect. It would have been quicker but I had to remove some lower dash trim so I could run the microphone and second USB line. Thankfully Crutchfield's instructions included the dash disassembly and where all the screws were! Couldn't be more pleased.

    Pros: Much better sound and volume output over previous unit Bluetooth and HD Radio Crutchfield Fit guidance and Install support

    Cons: Small radio preset buttons

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    Love it

    Crutchfield customer from Woods Cross, UT on 5/25/2019

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    The mounting kit made it fast and easy to install. The stereo sounds better than my factory did. when in Blue Tooth mode it auto automatically connects when I get in the car with my phone. wish I would have purchased it long ago, makes driving so much more enjoyable

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    Crutchfield customer from Temple, TX on 5/22/2019

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    Install was very easy with the free items that Crutchfield provides at no charge. Very nice radio for the price.

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    Crutchfield customer from South Hill, VA on 5/21/2019

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    Excellent features, price, shipping and customer service, as always from Crutchfield!

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    Crutchfield customer from Vail, AZ on 5/16/2019

    2003 Ford Crown Victoria

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    Amazing! Replaced a 16 year old radio in a Ford crown vic and immediately it sounded better. Connects to bluetooth extremely quick. Also love the HD radio tuner. You cant go wrong with this one.

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    Crutchfield customer from Searcy, AR on 5/13/2019

    1997 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Works well , but very lightweight, typical KENWOOD small buttons

    Pros: Nice features/options

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    Dylan from Ottawa, IL on 5/12/2019

    2004 Honda Accord EX

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    Well worth the money

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    Crutchfield customer from Tuscaloosa, AL on 5/10/2019

    1997 Chevrolet K Series

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    I've had quite a few kenwood stereos since the late 80's up until present day. They were all built to last and sounded better than most with state of the art features to boot. But , i must say that i will have to try another brand next time around. After Alot of tweaking with hard to feel controls im just not impressed by this head unit. The sound is not what i was expecting. I bought it mainly for the Hd radio feature firstly and hoping it would have enough actual power not to have to amp my components. It really disappointed. Even after pairing it with a kenwood kac300 amp it still dorsnt seem to be quite loud enough for my tastes. But as far as Crutchfield, I've never had nothing but great service from them. I wish i would have not been in a hurry to purchase, i could have asked them help and im sure they would have pointed me in the wright direction for my listening tastes..

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    Crutchfield customer from Fall City, WA on 5/9/2019

    2000 Chevrolet Express

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    This unit does exactly what I desired/expected in a car stereo. The 'head' is small, and easily fits the vehicle. The ability to do HD Radio revealed more content than I anticipated. Extremely pleased.

    Pros: Small, casy to install.

    Cons: Provided manual was difficult to read. Quick Install Guide only. Downloaded both the install manual and the Quick Guide from the Internet. The downloaded version was easier to read.

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    Crutchfield customer from Harrisburg, PA on 4/28/2019

    2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    The receiver seems to pick up alot of channel interference in my installation.

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    Heads up on music file playback.

    Crutchfield customer from Mebane, NC on 4/24/2019

    1998 Toyota 4Runner

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    Overall this is great radio for the price. I purchased it to play mp3 files. The radio did play my music but does not have the ability to shuffle all albums and songs. It only works within one album at a time. To get around this I just put all my songs into one file instead of by album . I lost my ability to play one complete album if needed but now the shuffle works for all songs. Keep this in mind when deciding on this radio. Great sound and easy to use. Would have been five stars otherwise.

    Pros: Easy to use. Great sound

    Cons: Playback for music files needs work.

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    Crutchfield customer from Assonet, MA on 4/21/2019

    2010 Nissan Versa

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    Great radio for the money. Added bluetooth handsfree to my car at the same time and it sounds significantly better than the factory radio. Very good value.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cheyenne, WY on 4/16/2019

    2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic

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    Excellent radio, installation was seamless. Instructions included was very helpful.

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    Nice upgrade.

    Crutchfield customer from Huntingtn Bch, CA on 4/15/2019

    1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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    So far it's worked great and easy install. Buttons are a bit hard to read in the daytime given how small they are. Night is better or with running lights. Connects Bluetooth easy.

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    Crutchfield customer from Williamsburg, VA on 4/14/2019

    1966 Ford Mustang

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    l like every thang about this Kenwood but I have a power antenna and it does not have a blue with wight that will power the antenna only when the radio is on. So I had to put a switch in to do it manually.

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    Crutchfield customer from Palatka, FL on 4/10/2019

    1998 Dodge Caravan

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    Great sound, lots of tweaks to customize the sound to your vehicles speaker sizes.

    Pros: Awesome customizations, great sound

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Lihue, HI on 3/17/2019

    2001 Nissan Frontier

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    I am absolutely stoked on this deck. Its got tons of adjustment and its was easy to install with th added wiring kit provided by Crutchfield. Its a no brainer to choose Crutchfield as your one stop shop.

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    Great upgrade

    Kzilla from San Marcos, TX on 3/11/2019

    2006 Nissan Altima

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    Works great. Doesn't pick up some of the FM and AM stations as well as my stock radio did. However, the upgrade with Bluetooth, hands free calling and voice control for phone asking other features more than compensates for minor drawbacks. Crutchfield does an excellent job of providing detailed car specific instructions with pictures, and the product fits perfectly.

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    Mark from Sugar Hill, GA on 3/10/2019

    2005 Honda CRV LX

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    I really like this radio. I have installed it in 3 of my cars now. 1993 Civic easy. 2004 Chevy Silverado. With adapter kit. Now my 2005 CRV. Like the features. Mostly use Bluetooth from my IPhone. Hands free is great with the external wired microphone.

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    Very compact

    GJ from Sparks, NV on 2/25/2019

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    This was installed in a 1968 Firebird and I liked that it wasn't very deep since the aftermarket AC hoses run behind where the deck sits. I originally purchased the X503 deck but they were out of stock and it wasn't going to be in stock for another month. I opted for this deck instead. Seems to be a good deck. Setting up the functions takes some getting use to. Instructions were easy to follow. I'm strictly using this to stream Pandora from my phone to the deck. I'm also driving the speakers (four) through an amp.

    Pros: Small deck, easy to install, connects to my Android phone without issues (Samsung S8).

    Cons: Setting up the functions takes some time.

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    Crutchfield customer from Highland, IL on 2/13/2019

    2002 Dodge Dakota

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    works great and sounds great. Love the local HD channels here in the StLouis area (K-SHE 95 HD2). Having trouble getting the receiver to recognize my Sony Walkman MP3 player thru the usb ports some times. Its 50/50 if they will be friends or not.

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    Terrific bang for the buck!

    Johnny from Bradenton, FL on 2/10/2019

    1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    This unit has more capabilities than I'll ever need!

    Pros: Dual BT Vast custom settings capability

    Cons: No clock display Small select buttons

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    Crutchfield customer from Clarksburg, NJ on 1/30/2019

    1999 Chevrolet Suburban

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    It's a great sounding head unit with a very flexible EQ, and a tuner that could pick up a faint sound in a tornado with a decent antenna. Love the dual Bluetooth capability and the display for the phone signal strength & battery level.

    Pros: Amazing tuner and sound quality for the price

    Cons: Buttons feel cheap, wish it had a dimmer wire

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    Crutchfield customer from Rogers, AR on 1/20/2019

    2004 Ford Taurus SEL

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    I replaced the stock radio with this Kenwood. Just replacing the radio gave a much better sound quality to the speakers. Real easy to install and customer service was great. I had one wire that was leftover and they quickly told me that it was not needed for my car. Their customer service alone was worth the purchase.

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    Chris from Lewes, DE on 12/31/2018

    2000 Ford F-150

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    Great company to order from and helped troubleshoot why I had no sound ,turned out a wire was pinched. Sounds great now much better than stock.

    Pros: Absolutely the best company to deal with.price and customer service. Customer service was awesome.

    Cons: None

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front/Rear
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XR/X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 7.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,WAV,FLAC
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+HD Radio
    USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Remote Control
    Display Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running Kenwood Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

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

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KMM-BT525HD can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KMM-BT525HD also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KMM-BT525HD, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote control.
      • Preset Dial: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's front-panel controls.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the KMM-BT525HD. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Contacts are categorized as Home, Office, Mobile, Other, or General.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    • External Mic: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, noise cancellation, and echo cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KMM-BT525HD offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the KMM-BT525HD offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KMM-BT525HD lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. Advanced music browsing is supported by Android 4.0+ smartphones and Apple iPhones 5.0+ (specific advanced functions vary by phone).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the KMM-BT525HD and its microphone. You even can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD's front- or-rear-panel USB port lets you connect select Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphones that support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood does not guarantee operation with all Android devices, regardless of operating system. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.
    • Hand Mode: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone to the KMM-BT525HD's front- or rear-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Hand Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • Browse Mode (via Kenwood Music Play App): Downloading the Kenwood Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone with AOA 2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the Kenwood digital media receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the Kenwood Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    Note: Some Android devices may not support Android Open Accessory (AOA) 2.0. Kenwood does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD's front- or rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through Kenwood receiver. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-BT525HD. If you have an iPhone 4S with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a 3rd party "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified dock-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPhone 4S to the KMM-BT525HD.

    • Head Unit Control: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). The KMM-BT525HD also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone. You can also choose to control your compatible Apple iPhone or touch from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
    • Song/Artist Info Display: The KMM-BT525HD will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.

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

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/30/2018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Music Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Remote App Pandora Spotify iHeart Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 12.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 12.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 12.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 12.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 12.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X/XR 12.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS/XS Max 12.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 12.0 Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Internet+SiriusXM+HD Radio

    Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD allows you to access Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KMM-BT525HD via the Kenwood KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately), the cable supplied with your iPhone, or through Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KMM-BT525HD has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Kenwood receiver's front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist, or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    • iHeartAuto: The free iHeartAuto app for Kenwood (for Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood KMM-BT525HD using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KMM-BT525HD will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

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

    HD Radio: With its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio significantly improves AM/FM audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo (70dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM digital will have CD-like quality (75 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning as well.

    • Seek Tuning: You can choose one of three seek modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual. You can also setup the KMM-BT525HD to search only HD Radio stations, Analog AM/FM stations, or both.
    • Tuner Presets: The KMM-BT525HD's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24). Not only does the CD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.
    • Station Info, Multicasting, & Emergency Alerts: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8). You can even receive an emergency alert message while listening to another source or while in Standby mode, via HD Radio Broadcast.
    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD.

    USB/Aux Playback

    Dual USB Ports: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover and a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that is attached to rear chassis via a 39" cable. The USB ports enable connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices like USB thumbdrives, USB card readers, or portable digital audio players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's front- or-repanel USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Drive Change: The Drive Change feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 4) in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Drive Change features lets you select between the device's internal memory or external memory (such as a microSD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD supports the following types of music files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

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

    Playback & Search Functions: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on a USB device.

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

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

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KMM-BT525HD are as follows:

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

    6Ch/4V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The KMM-BT525HD is fitted with front, rear and subwoofer 4 volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and features independent level control (-50 to +10).

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

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

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

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

    Equalizer: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD offers 8 EQ Presets for easy adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise, and a Stage EQ for better imaging. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.

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

    Audio Settings: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD offers a variety of audio settings to further enhance your music listening experience.

    • Sound Reconstruction: When MP3, WMA, AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound Reconstruction function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When Sound Reconstruction is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
    • Space Enhancer & Sound Realizer: The Spacer Enhancer widens the soundstage inside your vehicle, while the Sound Realizer makes your music sound more realistic.
    • Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output at extremely low frequencies.
    • Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -15 to +6.

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

    Remote Control

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

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

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

    Optional IR Remote: The KMM-BT525HD is compatible with Kenwood's IR remote control (RC-406, sold separately Kenwood's online accessories and parts store) for wireless operation of the receiver.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD features a detachable faceplate to deter theft. There is no protective face case included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    1.5 Line Display: The KMM-BT525HD is equipped with a 13-digit, 1.5-line LCD screen which allows you to view source information along with the clock (the time will be in a smaller text). You can select between English or Spanish text.

    Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood KMM-BT525HD features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting is applied to both the display and buttons, or you can choose a different color for Zone 1 and Zone 2 (see owner's manual illustration). The Kenwood logo remains red.

    Text Scroll: The KMM-BT525HD will display song/artist information text from USB, Bluetooth, iPod, and Android. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

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

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

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

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    I TRUST KENWORD PRODUCTS [ Jeff  May 27, 2019 ]
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    Have always trusted Kenwood. Great reviews. [ Benjamin  Apr 11, 2019 ]
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    I like Kenwood products. I choose this one because it is conpatable with my phone. i have a iphone XR. [ Mike  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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    I chose this stereo for its features and price. Having a car with orange lighting in the dash, I didn't want a stereo with only a blue, or red, or some other single color option. The rear mounted usb is a big plus for me as well, I won't have my phones charging cable loose in the car or wrapped around my shifter anymore. The last reason was the price $119.99 was all I had to spend to get the features that I was most looking for, the bluetooth and an HD tuner is just a bonus in my book. [ Thomas  Mar 13, 2019 ]
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    Iphone compatibility [ WILLIAM  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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    Kenwood reputation and features [ Brian  Feb 03, 2019 ]
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    Seems to be the best bang for the buck under $150 for 2010 Harley Davidson Road Glide. There are Are more expensive ones out there but I just need the bluetooth and a few app controls. Plus I wanted a rear USB so I can run an extension into the glove-box. [ Anthony  Feb 01, 2019 ]
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    I chose this model because it had all the features I want. Mechless, HD Radio, Bluetooth, USB port that plays MP3s, and Spotify control. [ T  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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    Compact design, HD radio, BT & the Kenwood Excelon KMM-X503 was out of stock. [ Michael  Jan 08, 2019 ]
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    like HD radio, hate fumbling with CDs, keep music on iPhone, iPod, and iPad,old radio obsolete [ JOHN R  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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    2 questions already asked

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    I have a Kenwood by/cd/-r 6p1 and the faceplate buttons stopped working. Any chance the faceplates are inter-changeable?? With this model or any other??
    [ Steve  Jul 15, 2019 ]
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    We do not research radio faceplates to see which, if any, can be used on the chassis of other models. I wish I had different news for you there. You might try contacting Kenwood to see if they have any information to help here. I have 800-536-9663 for their support number. I also have 800-776-2626 for their parts department who might also be able to help. I'll keep my fingers crossed it works!! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Jul 21, 2019 ]  Staff

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