Video: Kenwood 2013 Double-DIN CD Receivers
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Kenwood's 2013 double-DIN sized CD receivers let you replace many larger factory stereos while keeping your dashboard looking great. And they offer some great features, too, like iPod® and iPhone® controls, Pandora® compatibility, and, depending on the model, built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Use our vehicle selector to see if they'll fit in your dash.
Zak: I'm at the Kenwood booth at CES 2013 and Matt, tell me about these great-looking double-DIN CD receivers.
Matt: So we'll have two new models for 2013: the DPX500BT and the DPX300U. The DPX500 will feature built-in Bluetooth as well as front USB connectivity for iPod-controlled Pandora as well as iHeartRadio interface. The DPX300U will feature all the same features of the 500 but without Bluetooth. Both units will include a direct fit kit for Toyota vehicles so for application based Toyota vehicles it will be a custom, perfect fit.
Zak: Great. Thanks, Matt.