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The convenience of Bluetooth® and the best in radio
Kenwood's KDC-BT752HD CD receiver offers a great one/two punch with Bluetooth hands-free calling that'll help you stay focused on the road, and HD Radio® reception that will keep you entertained when you're driving. The crowning touch — you can adjust the button lighting to match the color of your dash illumination.

The convenience of Bluetooth® and the best in radio
Kenwood's KDC-BT752HD CD receiver offers a great one/two punch with Bluetooth hands-free calling that'll help you stay focused on the road, and HD Radio® reception that will keep you entertained when you're driving. The crowning touch — you can adjust the button lighting to match the color of your dash illumination.

Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

Hands-free calls and audio streaming
When a call comes in, just touch the dedicated "phone" button and talk hands-free — just like your caller is sitting next to you. The receiver will even auto-reply to text messages to let your correspondents know that you're busy driving. And Bluetooth audio streaming connects this receiver to songs stored on your compatible music player — with no wires cluttering up your dash and console.

Experience HD Radio™
HD Radio offers the best in radio sound, with FM that's near CD-quality and AM that comes through like old-school FM. This Kenwood features a built-in HD tuner so just tune into your participating local stations and enjoy — no muss, no fuss, and no subscription fee.

Plenty of other music options
Connect your iPod® or iPhone® into the receiver's front-panel USB input, and start searching through your albums, artists, and playlists for your favorite tunes with the easy-to-use controls. And if you've got your music on an Android device, you're still in luck. Go to the Android market and download Kenwood's free Music Control app. You'll enjoy a variety of search and playback features when your phone is plugged into the front-panel USB port.

Streaming radio from your phone
If you enjoy Pandora® Internet radio on your iPhone®, Android, or Blackberry, you'll appreciate the built-in Pandora® controls — you can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. If you need more options, you can plug most audio sources into the front-panel auxiliary input, and you can also play all kinds of CDs, even discs that you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable face with adjustable button colors
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (8 preset EQ curves and 3-band equalizer)
    • speaker size settings
    • Supreme Setting improves the sound of files encoded at low bit rates
    • bass boost
    • low- and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    • iPod/iPhone direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • Pandora control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
    • compatible with Kenwood's Music Control app for Android phones
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, and sub)
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RC-405)
    • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
    • Cloth face pouch
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty Card
    • Correction note

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    Great product and a great price. A lot of settings most head units don't usually have. If your in the market for a new unit this should be looked at. Great product overall no complaints!

    jon, torrington, ct


    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD Reviews

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    (112 Reviews)

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    jon from torrington, ct on 3/5/2014

    2003 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product and a great price. A lot of settings most head units don't usually have. If your in the market for a new unit this should be looked at. Great product overall no complaints!



    About the stability issue

    Ya from San Diego, CA on 1/29/2014

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased one last year from Crutchfield. After working flawlessly for a while, a-day-long socal sunlight and heat seemed to have killed some smd inside; the head unit turned blue and purple, and showed no responses to any buttons, just as what happened to other customers. So I took the head unit off and stored it in the glove box for a few months. Then one day out of curiosity, I put the head unit back on: The receiver lives! Not sure what happened exactly. But a few days earlier, I did disconnect the car battery and pull/plug the fuses while swapping headlight bulbs. I guess that had powered off the receiver and reset the system. The feign death happened again some time later. But the reason seemed to be the head unit was not secured correctly.

    Pros: Greatly HD radio quality, sound quality, and ample connectivity.

    Cons: The QC issue (see above), while recoverable in my case, is regrettably inexcusable. Some important functions are off by default, and buried deeply in the menu system.

    Worked well until...

    Nate from Maryland on 10/16/2013

    2008 Honda Element LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this less than a year ago and it worked fine for a while. Now the lights on the front are a weird pink and blue, and the unit will not turn on. Very upset that this head unit did not even last a year.

    Pros: Nice while it worked

    Cons: Does not work anymore

    Disappointed in product and installation guide

    LeeMoff from Central NJ on 8/10/2013

    2008 Honda Fit Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio to replace my factory install, which did not pick up stations well (I live in a fringe area). The radio had a high receptivity factor, so I hoped for improvement. When it arrived, I found that the installation guide was really inadequate in telling how to safely remove the old radio. So I signed up for the InstallCard prepaid installation. Installer did a great job, by the way. After the radio was installed, its receptivity was noticeably worse than the factory radio. To boot, the display is really difficult to read during the day, as the reflection of sunlight off the panel is far brighter than the display.

    Pros: Good InstallCard installation. Bluetooth interaction is nice (cellphone, Pandora, etc.)

    Cons: Poor FM fringe receptivity (worse than factory radio) Difficult to read display during daylight Inadequate installation guide.

    Crutchfield response on 8/12/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Paul from Fort Belvoir, VA on 2/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wow, what a great H/U. I'm so impressed. I've only had it in for a couple of days so I am still trying to work out all the different knobs and features. As I play with it more I wll update. So far the only thing I haven't figured out is the B/T and Pandora. It does not always connect, and the clock feature getting it to stay on constantly. Love the sound the adjustability and the look is amazing.

    Pros: features, look and the geek in me love this unit

    Cons: Pandora and B/T but they may be my phone

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    Anonymous from Dunkirk Md. on 2/20/2013

    1996 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is my second purchase of a crutchfield product everything in the process is A-1 from customer service to ups as delivery co. I would highly recommend your business to anyone. truely professional.



    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD not compatible with 142CR1286B dash kit

    Matt from Indianapolis on 2/1/2013

    2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fast 2 day shipping was great! All products came and were in unopened perfect condition. I even ordered an open box unit which appeared to have never been opened. Unfortunately, the kit that was provided does not fit this head unit. I understand most single din head units are "standard size" but apparently not this one. I attempted to install with a Scosche 142CR1286B dash kit, but it did not fit. I too had to modify the ISO brackets, but the final trim piece that is unique for my vehicle did not fit. Crutchfield sent out another dash kit, but it was for a Jeep with navigation, which mine does not have. I figured I would hook this unit up and test it anyways before I went to a local retailer to purchase a different dash kit. It worked well unit I found that the local retails don't carry a different dash kit for my Jeep Grand Cherokee. I called Crutchfield and asked for an exchange for an Apline CDE-HD137BT. Recieved this unit 2 days later and it fit perfectly into the Scosche 142CR1286B kit. No problems and very please with new Alpine unit. I am in the process of returning this Kenwood HU now.

    Pros: Attractive and has great features for the price point.


    Not Good for Pandora with iPhone

    TomM from PA on 1/31/2013

    2002 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this because I wanted Bluetooth calling, iPod connectivity, and Pandora connectivity. I've got an iPhone 3GS. Bluetooth phone works OK. People I call tell me the sound quality of my voice isn't great, but that's not a surprise considering the built-in mike. iPod works great. But with an iPhone, Pandora is a big disappointment. You can't stream via Bluetooth to the Pandora source on the receiver (this has been confirmed by Kenwood tech support) as you can only do that with a Droid (or maybe Blackberry... I"m not sure). You can stream via Bluetooth to a Bluetooth audio source on the receiver. and it sounds OK, but you don't get song titles displayed and you have no control from the receiver or steering wheel controls. Or, you plug in via USB. Then you get song titles and receiver control but you have to unplug if you want to change Pandora stations. Also, if you're out running errands and want to keep your phone with you, you're got to unplug and plug in every time you get in and out of the car. So if you have an iPhone and want to listen to Pandora a lot I recommend you try a different product.

    Pros: Good iPod interface

    Cons: Poor voice quality Poor Pandora interface for iPhone Slow to connect to phone and download contact info on startup

    Fair Experience

    JRRJR from Fairbanks, AK on 1/29/2013

    2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good Price, but you get what you pay for. Sound quality is OK except for while using handsfree calling, then it is poor. Very difficult to use while driving.

    Pros: Inexpensive, very good looking & easy to install

    Cons: Poor voice quality, Difficult to use while driving

    Looks Great, Haven't got component speaker working

    Amipher from Washington, DC on 1/29/2013

    2005 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was easy to get the dash cover off on my 2005 Hundai Elantra GT Hatchback- instructions for all parts were pretty simple. I'd never installed one before and feel empowered :) I don't know if it's the unit or the way we did the wiring, but the two component speakers on the upper doors are not outputting any sound. At the time I thought maybe I'd ordered a 4 output unit, but now checking the specs it says it has 6. (If there's a Crutchfield tech person reading this, I'd love advice on how to get them going). Much better sound than the stock radio and way improved input features.

    Pros: looks really sleek with the elantra dash - blacks match - excellent - looks like it came with the car. Great deal on Refurbished.

    Cons: I'll have to do more research to figure out how to get the 2 small component speakers working. And take the dash apart again.

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    Chris from Elmhurst, IL on 1/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hands free built-in microphone is worthless. It has no option to plug in a microphone to get closer to the driver. It is next to impossible to disconnect the unit from your phone when you realize the other party cannot understand a word you are saying. The menus for everything are not intuitive and you can wreck your car trying to find anything on an ipod using this unit's menu.

    Pros: Sound is good.

    Cons: Everything else.

    Crutchfield Tech Support ROCKS!

    CliffP from Media, PA on 1/20/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this head unit for my little brother's 2005 Dakota with Infinity. Got him all the bells and whistles to be able to use his steering wheel controls and to keep the built in amp. The PAC unit for the SWCs has an issue working completely with a very few 2005 Dakotas with Infinity... Go figure, my brother has one of those Dakotas... Long and short, the SWC worked, but the unit would not turn on the amp. The tech staff helped me to to trouble shoot the issue, sent me a new PAC unit, and then made arrangements to have a different SWC unit sent out with a new cable harness to bypass the amp that came with the truck, once I talked my little bro down from the "no amp" ledge. The radio works great, and sounds great, even with the stock Infinity speakers. I've bought from Crutchfield in the past, and I will definitely buy from Crutchfield again in the future. Thank you, once again. You folks ROCK!

    Pros: * Easy install with all the special Crutchfield goodies. * Über smart and helpful tech staff.

    Cons: None

    Great product! But handsfree parrot not for noisy car.

    Kraut from Sacramento CA. on 1/19/2013

    1995 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great, great features for the money............everything into one good bundel. Only one problem.....My wife has a little sports car........and the sound proofing is not part of a sports's not a Lexus, or a Lincoln, it's a sports cars. Needless to say, at speed, there is alot of engine noise, and road the Bluetooth hands free calling feature, that has a mic built into the stereo, picks up too much road noise. The call quality coming in over the speakers was great, but on the other end, too much road noise.

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Built in mic for hands free calling is not for alot of road noise, make sure that your car is nice and quiet......

    Got what I wanted

    plankeye from Coatesville, PA on 1/15/2013

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD is just as described. It does what I expected it to do, sound awsome. By the way I used the RCA amp outs to connect with the alpine MRP-F300 amp and then to the Alpine component speakers in the front and Alpine 2 ways in the rear doors. I spoke with 2 different Chrutchfield advisors who both had good ideas and reccomendations. I am able to use my 5 gig memory stick in the USB slot. My samsung tablet I use the 3.5mm stereo plug. My Samsung phone I can make hands free calls thru Bluetooth connection. Only negative so far is my phone does not always auto connect. It waits for me to press "ok to connect to unknown device" even though the phone states the device being the Kenwood KDC-BT752HD which it is already been linked to. That seems to be a problem with the phone not the reciever.

    Pros: Features galore and the lightshow is cool.

    Cons: The phone thing and the learning curve. This thing does a lot with a few buttons and knobs.

    I like

    Reich1 from Lexington, NC on 1/14/2013

    2006 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It has more boom, more features, easy to use, and HD radio has stations I didn't even know existed. The bluetooth and pandora paired easily. However when using bluetooth it only plays through the front two speakers.

    Pros: Awesome! Variable colors set to match dash. Easy to use.

    Cons: Display colors no variable. Bluetooth only goes through front speakers

    I'm returning it :(

    Larry V from Fultonville, NY on 1/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this radio for my wife and she hates it. It is not easy to use, the buttons feel flimsy and not in the best places. I will be returning it ASAP.

    Pros: All the features worked. The audio quality was pretty good, even with stock speakers.

    Cons: Not user friendly.

    Great system

    Mriley462 from Waterford , NY on 1/13/2013

    2002 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have always bought Kenwood. The sound is awesome after replacing the factory unit. Haven't had time to set up blue tooth yet. A lot of features you'd expect for a more expensive unit. Free life time support is a great service they offet. Directions left out a step of hooking up the blue w/ white wire to the blue w/ white wire on the adapter to keep chime alerts.called Crutchfield and with in 1 minute the problem was fixed.

    Pros: All

    Cons: None so far

    broken parts

    mikea from chicago,il on 1/8/2013

    2006 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i bought this receiver at crutch field because it came with free installation kit and bought the install card ,brought it in to get installed only to get the call an hour later that the harness they sent me was broken so i had to buy one from them so no savings their.

    Pros: receiver sounds good so far

    Cons: could have found it cheaper but went with their free installation kit. don't count on it

    Working wonderfully

    jk from Torrance, CA on 1/7/2013

    2001 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have enjoyed using my new radio this week. Being able to answer calls while driving handsfree is wonderful.

    Pros: Handsfree phone use, USB media reading, HD tuner

    Cons: Soldering.


    JimS from Springfield, PA on 1/6/2013

    1997 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far the sound is good

    Pros: Looks ease to install


    Very Good Purchase

    Muse from Midwest on 1/6/2013

    1996 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Every detail works as listed. Does not cut out when in hd mode like 3 other older model hd units owned in the past. You can adjust color scheme to match interior. The HD secondary HD channels can even be preset. Very happy with purchase.

    Pros: HD Functions better than most, Adjustable amp output.

    Cons: Limited EQ function. But overall great for price and will not be upset unless you want the young punk rattle bolts from car sound.

    A Lot for the money

    Chuck2 from Kingsport TN on 1/4/2013

    2003 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in my son's 2003 Legacy coupe. Great detailed instructions from the Crutchfield team as usual. First off the BT752HD unit is not done justice by the photos the colors (24 of them I believe) have a lot of visual pop to them and add a lot of wow factor to the appearance. The Kenwood andriod app works great, pairing with the phone was simple and the headunit gives you total PANDORA functionality with the BT connection. Also streams from Google Play account, will read the artist and track info while playing from Google and will even let you track forward and back, I dont believe it will let you change playlists on GP though have to do that from phone but still a plus that it will stream anything from your phone. Audio quality from USB thumbdrive, BT connection, or from CD were all excellent. I am a fan of Alpine units but I am considering replacing my aging CD player in my truck with this one. Havent tried the ipod connection or phone calls through unit yet, although I do understand that this unit does not have a built in mic and you have to use your phone as the mic source. Important note about the SUB OUTPUT WHILE IN BT MODE: For some reason the unit is set to only play with the front speakers as a default setting. You have to enter Bluetooth settings, then Detailed Settings, then BT audio settings(this is labeled slightly differently but I dont rem the exact wording), and switch that setting from front to all, after that subs and rears will work great.

    Pros: Android BT and full Pandora functionality from Android BT. Versatility, will play just about any medium available right now. Vibrant colors and appearance. Comes with a remote. Has a HD radio (a lot more channels brought in), A lot of sound shaping options at your fingertips. Very good price for so many features. 3 preouts including a sub preout, you may not need it now but if you want to expand your system you will.

    Cons: No built in microphone, for true hands free calling. No other negatives yet.

    Mine broke a week after it was installed

    Tag from Yucaipa, CA on 1/3/2013

    2006 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    ONE WEEK! It lasted one week after professional installation. Just quit working. Phone blue tooth continued to work. Going back to installer first to see what's up. Hope it's not the unit.

    Pros: Can't tell!

    Cons: Other than it lasting a week, can't tell yet

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    jk from fayetteville nc on 1/2/2013

    1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great sound and function.

    Pros: bluetooth phone is the bomb. sound is great

    Cons: none

    Very happy

    Erik G. from Spring, TX on 1/1/2013

    2001 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this unit because it had everything I wanted and it has not been a disappointment on any level. The BT works great without an external mic to install. Having the HD was a big factor for me and I absolutely love it. The only feature or lack thereof that I find annoying is that the time is not displayed in all modes at all times. The install was my first and even I had it wired and installed within an hour and a half.

    Pros: HD, BT, AUX inputs and it just looks great to boot.

    Cons: Clock not always on display.

    Awesome Stereo

    Anonymous from Sherwood, AR on 12/31/2012

    1998 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo has an amazing sound! I really like the bluetooth feature because it makes answering calls so much easier than digging my phone out of my pocket while i'm driving. And the description does say that the unit will automatically reply to text messages with "I am driving". The only problem with that is that the phone sends the message to a random number in the phonebook. Another bluetooth issue is that your subs won't work when you are streaming bluetooth. If you have a headphone jack on your device, you can run it through the AUX input to use your subs. Besides that, the radio is great, and I couldn't have asked for a better radio for the price.

    Pros: Incredible sound, ease of use, adjustable color setting to suit your taste, and bluetooth handsfree function.

    Cons: Automatic reply to text messages sent to random numbers.

    Great unit, especially for the price

    Mark K from Denver, CO on 12/29/2012

    1998 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great unit, especially for the price. Packed with features and sounds great! Installation was simple and it looks great. It does take it a while to download the phone book and SMS messages when it connects to the phone, but considering how much data it's downloading, that's to be expected. It will even receive incoming calls before it's done downloading, so I don't think it's a problem, at least not for me. It does take about an hour to get everything set up to your taste, but that's a one time deal, and it helps get you familiar with the controls so you can focus on driving when you take it out for a test drive. :) I did hit a small snag while installing it, but even at 7:30 PM Mountain time on a Friday evening, tech support was available to answer my question. With customer service like that, how can you go wrong? Total installation time, including calling tech support for a Ford F150 was an hour and twenty minutes. The installation instrucions were spot on, and everything fit perfectly. I haven't found anything I don't like about the unit yet, and don't really expect to. My last vehicle had a Kenwood in it, and I loved it. That's why I decided I was going to get a Kenwood again. I love the unit, and my wife wants me to get one for her car. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone who asked me for my opinion.

    Pros: Packed with features Sounds great Hands free calling is awesome 3 different ways to play MP3s from my smartphone Can change most control colors to match dash lights

    Cons: Can't change the color of the text display to match the color of the rest of the unit.

    Works great!

    Roche from Dfw on 12/29/2012

    1987 Porsche 911 Targa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Works great. Only issue is the instructions on set up options is weak. You Need to learn by just exploring

    Pros: Lots of features for the price

    Cons: As usual, poor vague set up instructions

    Kenwood install in old Town Car

    Anonymous from Western Kentucky on 12/28/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great improvement. Install relatively quick and simple with kit and adaptors. Had one question, and crutchfield service was easy to call, and had a good answer for my problem. Excellent transaction!

    Pros: All

    Cons: None

    NO Sirius XM support! Otherwise fine stereo.

    JamesA from Denver, CO on 12/27/2012

    2008 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation with Crutchfield's wiring harness. Looks like a good unit, BUT does not support Sirius XM radio. You need to get the BT852 or BT952 for this function.

    Pros: Easy install; nice looking

    Cons: Does not support Sirius XM

    Completely disappointed

    PD from ABQ, NM on 12/24/2012

    Everything about this unit is fine and as advertised, except the equalizer. There are only three settings: bass, mid, treble, which is typically sufficient to get good sound. However, the bass setting includes much of what should be considered midrange, so when you turn up the bass it sounds muddy. Turning down the midrange does not correct this as it only diminishes the vocals. The bass lacks punch and peaks at too high of a frequency, and there is no adjustment combination I can find between this headunit and the controls on my amplifier that makes it even acceptable. I have tried adjusting gain, crossover, and bass boost on my amplifier, along with all combinations of bass, mid, treble, bass boost, and loudness on this deck. I have very good JBL speakers pushed by a JBL amplifier, and my previous headunit did not have this problem so I am sure it is with this unit. I do not recommend this product unless you already have, or are planning on using a graphic equalizer. Perhaps Kenwood assumes those who buy this unit will also be using a subwoofer. Since I do not have a sub, I cannot comment on the bass fidelity from the subwoofer output.

    Pros: Many features, seems solid.

    Cons: The equalizer and bass fidelity completely ruins this unit for me.

    Exactly what I wanted

    Brent from Santa Fe, NM on 12/20/2012

    1997 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this in March 2012, and I have been very happy with it since. I replaced a Panasonic unit with 8 disc changer that I had in my truck for about 10 years. I primarily use the unit to listen to MP3s via the USB port since I have converted my entire CD collection to MP3s. Now I buy new music through MP3. I listen to the radio or a CD rarely. The front USB port is not a problem since I found the SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB drives. These drives are the size of a dime and don't stick out very far from the front of the radio face. The playback of MP3s is exactly what I would expect from a digital music player. The folders and songs are sorted alphanumerically. (Some car receivers don't do this!) There are 'random all' and 'random inside a folder' features. (Some car receivers don't have the 'random all' feature!) Text scroll for song info is good. The folder-browsing feature is intuitive. I did have a limitation with the maximum number of folders allowed (255). So I reorganized my MP3 album collection to have one folder per artist. Sometimes a folder is not recognized by the receiver, but recopying the folder onto the USB drive again seems to fix this problem. The bluetooth hands free works well. Sometimes the download of the contact list from my phone gets hung, and I have to turn the radio off then back on. The bluetooth music playback is OK. The sound quality is lacking. I really like the 'volume offset' feature for the different sources.

    Pros: MP3 player interface. Volume offset for each source. Three band EQ. Subwoofer volume adjust. High-pass filter for speakers. Low-pass filter for sub. So many settings, that you can set it just the way you like it.

    Cons: Automatic download of contact list from cell phone. Download of contacts hangs. Contact list not saved, so the download happens every time the phone syncs.

    Performance is stunning even w bad speakers....

    boxdin from Albuquerque on 12/19/2012

    1992 Dodge Ramcharger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Used to buy cheap car audio, last one had a lousy AM reception among other issues. I decided to step up and buy a little higher end unit, in this case up to 179 and I'm glad I did. Reception in all bands is excellent, pulls in stations better than any other I've seen. Many other features help too, the output is so clean I get great sound in al ranges from old (1990) speakers in a RV. I was amazed, even bass is really good and clean. Remote is easy to use (some aren't) and I went nuts and got 3 of these so no matter what I drive I've got the same radio, another problem I had.

    Pros: Love these universal DIN 1 chassis and slide in brackets, make it all very easy.


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    Anonymous from Utah on 12/19/2012

    1978 Volkswagen Rabbit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for my daughters 78 VW diesel Rabbit. Excellent stereo for the cost. Has all the features I was looking for.

    Pros: Cost comparison compared to other HU's with the same features was excellent.

    Cons: So far BT quality for the phone needs tweaking. I can hear incoming calls great but voice return has echo and background noise according to people on the other end. It could be the fact it's coming from a 78 VW diesel Rabbit which is not a quiet running vehicle...

    Disappointed and Frustrated

    TimM from Federal Way, WA on 12/18/2012

    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Its great when it works. Getting it to work consistently on a daily basis, nearly impossible. I've had this unit for three months now and would love to get rid of it. When it works it's fantastic, love listening to Pandora commercial free, hands free calling, stream music from my phone (Samsung Galaxy S II). But getting it to connect to my phone through BT is a pain!! sometimes it connects fine, others it connects part way. For instance It'll connect to Pandora and will control it but the music still plays on the phone and not the head unit. Other times it doesn't connect at all. I select Pandora and it'll say, "Check Device". When I do it'll say, "Pandora / Accessory". Nothing you can do to change it but restart BT then if your lucky you might get the "Pandora / Kenwood". SMS. OMG!!! NEVER WORKS!!! It'll notify me that I've received a new SMS message, then ALWAYS displays the wrong person!!! For instance, I get a text from "John Smith". The head unit will display "Fred Jones"!! Not even close!! Like if that's not annoying enough, at first it's set up to to reply automatically with "I'm Driving.". So when I'd get a text from John Smith, Fred Jones would get a text from me saying, "I'm Driving". Downloading. Apparently it'll download your phone book or something. This apparently is set to do so automatically every time you connect. EVERYTIME. Turn off to get gas, and it downloads it all again. takes several minutes.

    Pros: Not bad when it works.

    Cons: Getting it to connect consistently. Bad SMS. Constantly "downloading". too many and confusing menus. When you lose BT connection it displays "HF DISCONT". HF?!?! what the heck is that?!?! It couldn't just say, "BT DISCONT"? No off button or setting. You can change the color of the light around the buttons but not the display its self. Wouldn't buy another one. If it was possible I'd send it back.

    Not a bad radio, not what I was looking for

    SandyW from Sterling Heights, MI on 12/14/2012

    2004 Saturn ION 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really wanted to like this radio. It had everything that I was looking for: An aux plug, a USB port to charge my phone, connection to pandora for Android, and bluetooth for phonecalls. The bluetooth audio for playing music from my phone works great. The HD radio is nice, although not every radio station I listen to is HD, so it really isn't necessary. The aux plug works as expected. The sound quality is good through my OEM speakers. The CD player plays the MP3 discs, and you can pause it with the far right button, but when you turn off the car and restart it later, it will come on automatically. If you put it in Standby instead of turning it all the way off, you can still see the clock and receive phonecalls if they come. I ultimately ended up returning this because my mom could not hear me on the other end when trying to talk through the bluetooth. The pandora only worked part of the time on my Samsung Galaxy S3, but I could bypass that function and listen to pandora via bluetooth or aux. Also, when I was trying to charge my phone, the radio kept thinking I was trying to connect to the phone, and wouldn't allow me to use any other function, and it also wouldn't connect, but every android is different. When moving through different functions, there's a loud beep through the speakers - kind of annoying. You can put the radio into "standby" mode Returning on the site is really easy, and I ordered the Alpine, and I've been happy so far.

    Pros: Bluetooth audio connection great for music

    Cons: Bluetooth microphone difficult to hear on other end, loud beep between functions, pandora only sometimes connects


    joshmachine from Lansing, MI on 12/11/2012

    2003 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed it in my 03 maxima. BT worked perfect in my iphone 4, but takes a bit longer on iphone5. Installation was a breeze with the installation kit and antenna i ordered from crutchfield. Steering wheel tripmeter works after grounding the brown wire from the steering wheel control wires(this is a trick I learned from So everything is fine after 8 months of operation.



    no external mic for Bluetooth is a deal-breaker

    BD from Long Beach, CA on 12/10/2012

    2008 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really wanted to like this stereo and in truth, it's not the stereo that is the problem. This unit has a ton of features, but the controls are not very intuitive. I kept finding myself going back to the owner's manual to figure out what one feature or another was, or how to access them. For example, you can control your iPod through the stereo, but I was unable to figure out how to do more than skip forward and back through the songs. How do you switch to a different artist? I'm sure this unit does it, but I couldn't figure it out without the manual. The real deal breaker was the Bluetooth though. As others have mentioned, it takes a good 15-20 seconds for it to sync with your phone. That makes it inconvenient as you can't place a call immediately as you get in the car. I'm returning the unit, however, because it has no external mic and, even after adjusting the gain every way I could think of, the people I talked to on the phone simply could not hear me over the interference from typical road noise.

    Pros: Easy to install, HD radio works great. TONS of cool features.

    Cons: Bluetooth takes too long to sync with your phone. No external mic - could not make phone calls due to road noise and there was no way to fix it. Controls not all that intuitive.

    Excellent Unit

    DerekAJ from Smyrna, TN on 12/10/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with the Kenwood KDC-BT752HD. I purchased this unit as a replacement to the factory head unit, mainly to provide additional functionality such as blue Tooth phone and audio integration. The fact that it controls Pandora through your moblie device is a bonus. The sound quality out of the external mic is perfect. The head unit looks great, the install was perfect, and as always Crutchfield staff are knowledgable, friendly and ever helpful.

    Pros: Everything about it.

    Cons: I have not found one yet.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Anonymous from Oakland, MD on 12/9/2012

    1999 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I always have kenwood in my cars and trucks



    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD/ 2003 Trailblazer

    dizman69 from McDonough,GA on 12/6/2012

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have only had this installed for a couple of weeks. So far I am quite pleased. I was able to connect it by Bluetooth with my Samsung S3 easily. As always with Crutchfield I had everything I needed for installation. Placing calls using the Bluetooth was easy and the party on the other side could here me quite well, of course my windows where rolled up and my car is pretty quite going down the road.

    Pros: price was very good...

    Cons: I wish that I would have just picked a receiver without the CD player so that there would be more room for larger buttons. Because some of the buttons are small, like the display button...

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Aniruddh from San Jose CA on 12/3/2012

    1999 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent audio quality. I would have absolutely loved it, if there was an option to only have color display that matched the panel of other instruments in my car. Otherwise pretty good audio quality.

    Pros: Excellent feature set and sound quality

    Cons: bonding with my smartphone takes a few seconds (as in 15-20 seconds) after I sit in the car. Basically have to wait that long before the phone is picked up by the unit. Once connected rest all works well.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Kevin from Tomball, Tx on 11/30/2012

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    nice unit. Blue Tooth mic for phone not worth using in a diesel truck



    Terrific Stereo!

    Dave from Lancaster, PA on 11/30/2012

    2006 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love it, simply put. Sound quality is great, as good as my factory hi performance unit. The different EQ settings will satisfy any listening taste, great bass and crisp trebles. The bluetooth works flawlessly with my Blackberry. Had a slight muffled tone during calls which was easily fixed by tweaking the mic settings. Pandora through bluetooth is awesome, being able to control it on the head unit is so cool. HD radio is terrific, I listen to local talk radio which is available via HD, so much better than AM radio signal. Installed this in about 30 minutes in my Ford Explorer, Crutchfields install sheet and the accessories made it a breeze. I did have one question/issue with wiring, called tech support and they were awesome. It is so nice to get help from someone that a: speaks english, b: is not in a hurry, c: is an expert in his field. Truely, the best tech support I have ever encountered in my 50 years! Setup of the system is fairly easy, it just takes time to get everything set to your tastes. It took me about an hour of fiddling to get everything done to my liking. I did see that some didnt like the display brightness, clock ect.., if you just take some time all these things can be set your way, a little reading and some paitence go a long way :-) As a bonus, the tweaking really gets you comfortable with the different controls. This is a great deal for the money, I really shopped around and it's nice to get all the bells and whistles in a quality unit for this pric

    Pros: Bluetooth that really works HD Radio Sound quality Pandora Radio compatability

    Cons: None

    Fantastic purchase, no regrets

    Aaron from East Texas on 11/28/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to replace the factory unit in a 2000 4Runner and it is amazing. Sound quality is fantastic even with the factory speakers. The bluetooth automatically connects and starts Pandora on my phone without any button pushing on my part. It does take a few seconds to connect to bluetooth, but if that is an issue that you just can't live with, skip the bluetooth and connect to either the Auxiliary or USB connections on the face for your listening pleasure, and use the bluetooth for calls. Speaking of calls, the built-in mic was a sticking point for me as I didn't want to run any additional wires, drill any holes, pop off extra fascia, and I couldn't be happier with the quality of this mic. Sat in the back seat of the SUV and spoke to my wife clearly through the unit. Overall, this unit does everything that is was advertised to do and definitely steps up the music quality in my vehicle. I would recommend this unit to anyone that wants to upgrade almost a metric ton of features but doesn't have a ton of cash or space in their vehicle.

    Pros: Bluetooth call quality and built-in mic are great. Sound quality is eons ahead of the factory unit, and steps ahead of previous aftermarket units I have purchased/installed. Ability to stream Pandora from Android through Bluetooth Ability to stream saved audio through Bluetooth Outputs are plentiful for additional amp/speakers in the future HD Radio has tuning customization and provides clear listening with scrolling song/station data (when available from station)

    Cons: None for me, things others might want to be aware of: Bluetooth is not an instant connect So many options for music playback means about 10 button pushes to get through the list (i.e. CD, HD Radio, Bluetooth, Pandora, USB, etc.)


    Art from Corpus Christi, Texas on 11/17/2012

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overwhelmed on great it sounds! Matched with great speakers, no need for additional sub, awesome sound!


    Cons: None

    Sounds great, but hands free phone is weak

    Robert K from Orlando, FL on 11/13/2012

    2007 Mercury Mariner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield was a pleasure to deal with. All required parts were suggested except for wire connectors. Very easy install.

    Pros: It pairs and works well with my Droid X phone. Good sound control. Plenty of power.

    Cons: Poor microphone for bluetooth hands free phone.

    Bluetooth 3.0, HD radio, and integrated mic at a low price

    Charlie from Detroit, MI on 11/2/2012

    2000 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The BT752HD appealed to me because it had a built-in HD radio tuner, front USB port, and Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities. Most receivers with Bluetooth hands-free calling are only Bluetooth 2.0, which means there's no voice recognition capability with your smartphone. They essentially require you to either navigate an absurdly crude menu system to dial out, or to use antiquated voice tagging. A good example of this is GM's OnStar/Bluetooth system up to around 2010. With the BT752HD and my Samsung Galaxy S3, I can hold down the Volume knob and activate the Galaxy S3's S-Voice which is the Samsung version of Siri. I can ask it if I need an umbrella for today, or to call a friend. It even works with Google's nicknames! So if I assign the nickname "Angie" to my friend in Google Contacts, I can say "Call Angie" via S-Voice through the BT752HD, and the Galaxy would play back the request, "Calling (Angie's real name)" and dial out! Bottom line is that the Bluetooth 3.0 capability of the BT752HD puts it ahead of many OEM handsfree systems. The other appealing aspect of the BT752HD is the integrated microphone. I don't have to route an ungainly external microphone. It is integrated into the front of the receiver, much like the Clarion CX501 I recently installed in my Mustang. Although the integrated microphone seems to get a bad reputation on online reviews, I found that adjusting the microphone gain, noise reduction, and echo cancellation is mandatory to get the best sound.

    Pros: Integrated mic, Bluetooth 3.0, HD Radio, front USB

    Cons: Bluetooth connection takes 15-30 seconds, must press "6" to play Bluetooth audio after starting the car. The Clarion CX501 Bluetooth connects much faster and defaults to playing Bluetooth audio when turned on.

    Exactly what I wanted

    MattW from Harrisburg, PA on 10/16/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit because I wanted an AUX port for my Sirius Radio, a USB for my iPod, BT for my Android Phone Pandora, and better sound than my stock radio. Everything works as good if not better than I expected. An added bonus was HD radio. I had never listened to HD radio before and tuning into it for the first time with this unit was awesome. I am a huge fan now. Anyone who says they can't hear the difference needs to get their ears checked. This radio sound great with my stock speakers. I was so happy that I just purchased a set of Kenwood speakers to see how much better I can get my sound. I am not an audiophile by any means but I can definitely notice the huge improvement with my sound after this purchase.

    Pros: BT support for Android/Pandora/great sound/easy installation with Crutchfields's MS (this is my first installation ever)

    Cons: None, I am really happy

    Great unit with Bluetooth and HD Radio

    Veer tech from colorado on 10/13/2012

    1999 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed in a 1999 Dodge Ram PU with the included adapter plate for my vehicle. The install took me about an hour, so it was a piece of cake using the supplied factor harness adapters. Doesn't get much easier than this. After install, I had it connected up to my iPhone via Bluetooth and was able to make calls on it. I am also able to stream music from my iPhone to it over Bluetooth. How awesome is that!! HD radio works great as well. I now get artist and song titles scrolling on the display while listening to HD radio stations. I am not using Shazam as much because of this. Sound quality is great!

    Pros: Bluetooth, HD radio, and good power for a head unit. The 22W RMS is what set it apart from many others. Many claim to have peak power of 50W, but most only had less than 20W RMS. Some as low as 8W.

    Cons: The only con I have was on the install instructions, in particular on the ground wire connection. The instructions overall were great, but I could not find the ground connection they referred to. Instead of hunting for it, I just made my own connection by drilling a screw into a metal chassis component that sat behind the radio. Drilled a small hole and used a self-tapping screw. Worked great!

    Ken wood

    JonathanT from Virginia on 9/15/2012

    1997 Chrysler Sebring JXI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Poor menus and option selection is made up with clear sound

    Pros: Loads of features, colors and inputs

    Cons: Bluetooth isn't as complete as USB The menu is complex and not intuitive - need to keep the manual nearby

    Great Radio

    Jeff R from Independence, MO on 9/9/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great and a lot of features for price. Fits well in 95 Mustang.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: none

    Great sound and features but bluetooth calling isn't so good

    RichardS from Northern California on 9/2/2012

    1995 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound is great, the features are fantastic, and it's fairly easy to use. The problem I have is with Bluetooth calling. People on the other end had a hard time hearing me through the road noise, even sitting with the engine running at idle compared to engine off people could hear a difference. There is not an external microphone or a capability for one which surprised me. My friend has the 852 which has the external microphone and it works perfect. Also the display is a little lacking with only one line of text it's a bit difficult to navigate lots of songs. No display dimmer input and the menu to change brightness is not so easy to get to.

    Pros: HD radio, USB port, Changeable colors, Bluetooth streaming.

    Cons: Poor Bluetooth call quality due to no external microphone. No display dimmer input wire.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Anonymous from Cupertino CA on 8/30/2012

    2004 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Most of the features are very good, but I am surprised and disappointed that this relatively high end Kenwood receiver is much less sensitive and gets a lot fewer stations than my original 8-year old Infinity stereo.




    Nuky from Yonkers, NY on 8/29/2012

    Finally broke down and changed the OEM radio out of my 2000 Corvette. I thought was going to have an issue with the Bose System and installation. This radio is so easy to install and Crutchfield's customer service is top notch! Love the bluetooth, and the fact that you can control Pandora directly from the radio. My EVO connected to the radio instantly. Only con I have is it takes some time to connect the radio to Pandora directly.The app feature for Kenwood is pretty neat too. Takes a bit to adjust the sound but in the end its worth it

    Pros: Bluetooth, ease of installation, looks, value

    Cons: Pandora takes too long to connect. Hand free phone call quality

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Jon R from Roswell, GA on 8/21/2012

    2001 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I liked this radio so much I bought two and replaced the one in my RV also. It integrates with my Garmin Zumo 665 GPS perfectly and allows consolidated GPS, MP3, Sirius/XM and phone through the dash controls. The sound is quite good. It has integrated all of the devices in the vehicle as well as our phones. Installation is easy. Pretty easy to get the hang of once you play with it a little bit. Light years ahead of the stock stereo it replaced.

    Pros: HD Radio, Excellent sound using AUX, Bluetooth for power or integration with phones, MP3 players, etc. Cool slowly alternating colored controls.

    Cons: The Bluetooth audio quality isn't that great. but the aux connection is primo

    Good Sound, poor hands-free phone

    Anonymous from Auburn Hills, MI on 8/16/2012

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound quality seems better than my OEM stereo. The bluetooth audio works extremely well with my Iphone 4s. The only complaint that I have is that the bluetooth hands-free phone function is terrible. I have tried adjusting the microphone gain, echo reduction and noise reduction, and it provides terrible sound quality to the person who I am talking to. The receiving sound is better, but still not as good as I was expecting.

    Pros: Bluetooth audio, Digital HD Radio

    Cons: Hands-free phone function

    Awesome Stereo

    John G from Houston TX on 8/15/2012

    Just got it last night was very simple to install in my civic. Very user friendly menu setup and keys. This is my first Kenwood unit and i can say i am very impressed. The bluetooth is supercool and very crisp. Purchased speakers at the same time but kinda though to determind if its the radio or the speakers but the sound could be a little better. I will probably be trying another set of speakers to see. Overall very pleased with this unit and was a major upgrade for my old civic lol.

    Pros: Bluetooth, usb slot infront, user friendly, Color display can change!!,

    Cons: No ATT button on the face only remote, face plate feels kinda cheap and could break easily

    Glad I picked this one in the end

    Mike R from Seminole, FL on 8/12/2012

    2006 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was one of my last choices and I'm glad I went with it. The features on this are great! Built -in Bluetooth mic, great audio setting options, EQ makes my factory speakers sound great, and USB/AUX options do exactly what my factory did not. I love the color change on it at night. The menus can be a bit tricky to run through, but are clear to read. I do not know why, but on the display settings, I can only choose one thing. I wish I could display the clock and the Artist/Song scrolling at the same time. Also, sometimes the scrolling feature doesn't work on certain stations even though they are outputting that info (wife's car displays it).

    Pros: For the price, it will do exactly what you want/need. Audio quality is great. Tons of features and value.

    Cons: No option to display clock and Artist/Song at same time. Sometimes, this feature does not work on certain stations. Menus can be tricky for less tech savy.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD CD receiver

    Noel from Miami, Fl on 7/21/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio! Crutchfield really goes out of their way to make it a simple install. Outstanding customer support to include videos, handouts and direct contact. a+++++++++

    Pros: Blue tooth, tagging, many other great features!

    Cons: None

    Great Product very happy

    ChrisP from Montpelier, VT on 7/20/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product very happy with it



    Poor blue tooth call quality

    gs from IL on 7/18/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this for a 2007 Cadillac SRX due to the stock radio/cd changer having died. I wanted something with hands free calling and excellent sound quality. Sound quality was average, not any better than the stock radio, possibly worse. Takes a little over a minute to link with iPhone 4s via blue tooth for calls and audio streaming. Display is hard to read when in bright daylight and almost a little too bright when driving at night. Display does not dim with car's interior light dimmer, but rather has to be dimmed separately through radio's controls and menus. Sound quality when receiving calls is adequate, but the party on the other side cannot understand what is being said. I tried adjusting the microphone gain and noise reduction, but nothing really helped. I think this is due the microphone being integrated the head unit's face. I am returning it because of this.

    Pros: Good feature set...ipod, HD radio, and pandora control

    Cons: Very poor call quality. Mediocre sound quality of music. Buttons on face are very small, easy to press the wrong one.

    outstanding product

    UU from door county, wisconsin on 7/16/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, however quite a learning curve in getting acquainted with all features. Nevertheless, a great value, in fact, I bought one for my son's car. The bluetooth hands free phone quality is amazing.

    Pros: exceptional quality, great sound, great value, installation a breeze with Crutchfield's install kits and tech support.

    Cons: learning curve

    great product

    Moe B from NJ on 7/7/2012

    2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Blue tooth is much better than most of the factory fitted hands free system.

    Pros: Blue tooth, usb interface, Aux interface. Bass and subwoofer control

    Cons: menu access to bass and treb control

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Doug from Savannah, MO on 7/6/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Needed a replacement for the factory radio in the wifes ride, as that radio was starting to have problems. Have had good experiences with Kenwood radios in the past, so thought I would take another chance and have not been dissapointed so far. She likes the ability of the hands free phone system, and the sound quality of the factory speakers have impresed her as well as myself. The bluetooth function of the phone was the main reason for this purchase, and so far it has worked great with her old iPhone 3Gs. Hopefully will have the same results when the new iPhone comes out this fall. I was skeptical about the microphone in the face plate of this unit, but it works great. The quality of the phone calls are nice and clear, and with out feedback (after making adjustments in the menu settings). Also liked the preset buttons on this unit for the stations and when using the phone so you don't have to go through the phonebook to find the numbers you call the most. This unit seemed to have all the things I was looking for to make the wifes driving experience pleasurable and safer. She's happy with it so far, and thats what matters most.

    Pros: Price, Hands free function for phone, Sound Quality (with factory speakers), Better than an OEM replacement.

    Cons: None that I have come across so far!

    Solid value

    lep from Tampa, FL on 7/2/2012

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was hesitant to buy an HD receiver, but glad I did. There are numerous digital channels with excellent reception(around Tampa, FL). It's a bit hard to judge the sound quality because my speakers are fairly low-end, but there is definitely an improvement over analog FM. The Bluetooth functionality was a primary reason I choose this model. Once set up, it automatically connects when I get in the car with my Android phone. It works well for both calls and music. For some reason, by default, the sound coming from a Bluetooth device only goes to the front speakers, but that can be changed in the one of the unit menus.

    Pros: Price. Sound. Bluetooth


    Great Value

    MOC3 from St. Cloud Florida on 7/2/2012

    1993 GMC Jimmy S15
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great head unit that was easy to install and works perfectly. I am very pleased with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone. It is feature rich and reasonably priced. It will take a while to test all the features, but I'll do it sooner or later.

    Pros: Value, Features, Ease of Installation, Crutchfield Support, Adapter Kit, Quick Shipping and Ease of Use

    Cons: None! I love gadgets and technology, and this unit is almost to "too functional"

    Great Stereo!

    Jerome from Denver, CO on 6/30/2012

    2009 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love how well the bluetooth works with Pandora and phone calls. The sound is great as well.



    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Jon from Walls, MS on 6/29/2012

    1987 Chevrolet Caprice
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the hands free sounds great in my big body car lots of bass due to the trunk size>



    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Mark from Birmingham, AL on 6/29/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with this product. Ordering and shipping plus some needed tech support after delivery was excellent. I am not tech savy so I find the unit a little difficult to use. Too many buttons for these old fingers. But I recgonize there is a gadzillion features on the unit, so many buttons are ncessary. Install was a easy after a little assist from the tech department.

    Pros: Great fit and finsh. Tons of features. Easy install.

    Cons: The operator is a tech dummie

    Poor Android Performance

    WinnB from Springfield, Pa on 6/28/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit with the hope of listening to Pandora through a Blue Tooth connection. Sometimes it takes 5 or 6 miles of driving before it Pairs, and god forbid if you are running errands, you may get done them all before the connection is made. To top that lousy performance, every 2-3 days I get an error 68 and cannot pair up at all anymore. The manual then tells you to press the reset button. All programming is lost, now i need to reset all the presets and EQ settings as well as set the color of the display.

    Pros: Bluetooth connection of Pandora on Android

    Cons: I wasted my money on a feature that is plagued with BUGS. It would have been way easier just to use an Aux input. Probably cheaper too. Also the display has WAY too many small buttons and the display won't tell you both the time and what is on at the same time.

    Great Radio

    Dustin from Springfield, MO on 6/27/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good looking radio. Packed with features. Going in a teenagers car, so the BT was a must. Sounds great right out of the box, but has so many features that it takes a while to set up and check everything that's included. HD tuner picks up distant stations that we can't get on other radios in this area.

    Pros: Great sound. Great reception. BT sounds better than other factory built in BT units I've seen (clear, even over the diesel noise). Packed with features.

    Cons: Takes a little more set up time, and hard to remember where everything is (but that will get easier with time). Don't really mind it, but had to put something.

    Brand New and Working out of the box !

    MOC3 from St. Cloud, FL on 6/20/2012

    I just got this unit yesterday evening and installed it this afternoon. Got some wiring advice for Crutchfield's support center (Excellent I might add) on wiring for my 1993 GMC Jimmy. It works like a charm. Bluetooth, HD, iPhone Music Streaming, everything so far. It will take me several weeks to test out all the features, but so far it's fantastic. I didn't replace my 19 year old speakers (which sounded awful with my OEM radio) but sound unbelievable with my new head unit. Maybe some day I'll replace them, but not today! Not sure I could be happier with Crutchfield's packaging, shipping and support. My hat is off to them... very professional group

    Pros: Features, Value, Ease of Installation and Support

    Cons: None so far.

    Seems nice, doesn't tune to FM 87.7 :(

    Jon from Chicago, IL on 6/19/2012

    1999 Mazda B Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything seems nice on this unit, but it doesn't tune to fm 87.7. The best and only alternative station in Chicago and the tuner doesn't even go that far. I am returning the unit because of this lazyness/cost cutting on the part of Kenwood. I pay this much for this unit and it won't even tune the same stations at my stock radio. >:( PS the wiring and install kit Crutchfied included was AWESOME. Looked great in my 1999 Ford Ranger.and plugged right in.

    Pros: Nice, clean looking, display changes color. Radio preset buttons

    Cons: FM tuner doesn't extend to 87.7.

    Can I give it 4 -1/2 stars?

    TomR from Corpus Christi, TX on 6/18/2012

    2007 Chrysler Crossfire
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really a simple installation. Five minutes reviewing the wiring instx. in the manual, ten with a soldering iron, heat gun and heat-shrink tubing - and the unit was ready to slip in the dash. Plugged right in with the supplied antenna and harness adapters. Sound and feature-wise it's a huge improvement over the factory unit - making it more than worthwhiles giving-up the clunky nav function - but the black face and chrome buttons look like hell in the all-brushed-chrome center stack. At least I was able to closely match the dash instrument backlighting color with one of the many colors available for the radio backlighting. That's a nice feature. If I ever decide to show this car, however, the factory radio's going back in...

    Pros: Tremendous value. Didn't expect the bluetooth audio function to work with my iPhone. Imagine my surprise when Pandora kept-on playing after I unplugged the USB cable! Every other feature imaginable, although using voice dialing can be hit or miss. Once you're talking, though, the in-unit microphone does a good job (there may be a way to boost its gain), even in this roadster with its thin top up. I haven't tried it with the top down, though.

    Cons: If I live to be 100 I'll never figure out - or at least remember - how to use all the features the system has to offer. I'm sure there was a back-scratcher and massage function included, but I can't remember how to get 'em going!

    Great Radio - Has Everything You Could Need

    VinnieD from New Jersey on 6/3/2012

    2004 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Radio - Has Everything you could think of...Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Bluetooth Cell Phone Connection. Built-In Microphone, RDS, HD Radio, Front Aux and USB connection - With Charging.

    Pros: Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Bluetooth Cell Phone Connection. Built-In Microphone, RDS, HD Radio, Front Aux and USB connection - With Charging.

    Cons: Built in Microphone has a bit of difficulty picking up my voice in my 2004 Chevy Impala when the AC/Heat fan are on high...could just be the placements of the vents though....when the fan is on med or low it is fine.

    Excellent choice

    Curtis from Toledo, Oh on 6/2/2012

    2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a great radio for my truck. Was not really looking for blue-tooth but wanted MP3 and HD radio. For the price, I could not resist this radio. Blue-tooth is awesome and easy to pair up. Pandora app use is great for an alternative to an MP3 disc with roughly 100-150 songs on one disc. I have yet to find ANYTHING about this radio that I don't like. Thanks to Crutchfield, it took me less than 20 minutes to wire and install. This radio has great sound and easy to get through the settings to adjust to your own preference.

    Pros: Ease of install (thanks to Crutchfield), sound quality, blue-tooth (for both calls and Pandora app), look, price, ease of use.

    Cons: Have not found one yet.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Anonymous from Chicago suburbs on 5/22/2012

    1997 GMC Safari
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. The easy of setup makes it a great choice.




    Rob from Boston, MA on 5/21/2012

    2002 Honda Civic SI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After reading so many great reviews I thought surely this would be the unit for me. After two months I am returning it. The #1 most important feature to me was Bluetooth connectivity, and this one failed big time. Every 10 - 14 days I would get HF Error 68 and the Bluetooth pairing would be disabled permanently. I would have to factory reset the unit in order to get the Bluetooth to work again, but only for a short time. After two months the Bluetooth has quit working completely.

    Pros: Everything else. It looks cool and was really easy to use. I would have loved it if it wasn't for the Bluetooth Error.

    Cons: Bluetooth/Android compatibility.

    Great in All Categories

    OJay from Huff's Church, PA on 5/20/2012

    This unit took 4 hours for my wife and me, both technically competent, to install in our 2005 Boston Acoustic equipped Cherokee and was definitely worth the effort. If you don't like messin' with wires and interface adapters then hire a Geek to do it. The sound quality of this unit is excellent and all audio input sources (BlueTooth, USB, CD and HD radio) work as advertised. I have not yet tried the Pandora feature. I was a bit concerned about the fit and appearance prior to installation but now that it's finished am quite satisfied with that as well.

    Pros: 1) The setups are intuitive, requiring only occasional reference to the owner's manual. 2) I was able to retain most of my vehicle's factory system options such as steering wheel controls and the Boston Acoustics Amplifier. 3) The audio quality is greatly improved over the factory RAQ multi-disc audio system.

    Cons: 1) The installation instructions for the steering wheel interface and CAN bus adapter are a bit confusing and required re-reading several times to get it almost right. Thanks to Lefty at Crutchfield's tech support for quickly straightening out the last detail for me. 2) In order to retain factory Boston Acoustic amplifier you must forfeit front /rear fader function. Not the receiver's fault!

    Great Stereo

    alpinebunch from Sterling,VA on 5/17/2012

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced a stock stereo in my ford F150. The instruction sheet that came along with the stereo was super useful. The bluetooth is AMAZING. Sound quality is great and it hooked up in less than 2 minutes. I was unsure how the mic would sound to others, but it sounds great. Stereo colors are more than can be imagined. For the price this thing was a game changer. HD radio is pretty cool too.

    Pros: great colors, Easy to use blue tooth, good sound

    Cons: It takes a while to read the ipod.

    Good Value, Sound, Features a bit of a problem

    Catshepheard from Hamburg NY on 5/13/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    With advice from Crutchfield, I replaced my previous radio the XHD7714 with this Kenwood. The old XHD radio was OK, it had all the features I needed but that display was unreadable except when in the dead of night. The new Kenwood installed easily,.the configuration was easy. The only problem I encountered is the Pandora feature. It just wasn't there! Looking at the fine print in the manual I found the Kenwood web site where there was a firmware update specifically noting a fix for Pandora. So after burning a CD (can't use the USB).updating from 3.00 to 3.01, it looks as if Pandora is working.

    Pros: Good sound. Attractive. Display is readable in al but direct bright sunlight.

    Cons: Manual a bit confusing. Pandora didn't work until I found that a firmware update was needed. This was not obvious; I found the info at Kenwood's web site. Update a bit of a problem but I got through it OK.

    Smoking Hot

    Tony from Orlando Fl on 5/11/2012

    2004 Dodge Ram 3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit is smoking, it's amazing, it has everything I wanted. Talking on the phone using the car speakers is very nice. This unit rocks with Pandora, Ipod hook up, and the sound is fantastic.

    Pros: Better than paying for XM or Sirius, with Pandora you can control what's playing. And with Crutchfield's expertise with there installation guide installation was a snap.

    Cons: Can't think of any.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    Jay from Newville Pa on 5/9/2012

    2004 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the absolute best receiver I've ever owned. I was always an Alpine believer but for the price of this unit with all the things it has it cannot be beat. I bought my son a different brand of hd radio for Christmas and now I only wish this one was out back then. I will be buying more of these because my wife wants one and will buy one for my daughter purely because of the built in blue tooth.

    Pros: The blue tooth is wonderful and the hd radio is absolutely fantastic. Installation and set up was a breeze and the fact that you get everything you need to install is a welcome bonus.

    Cons: The only thing I could even think of as a con would be the fact that the clock isn't visible. It might be able to but just haven't looked through the book to find out.

    Kenwood KDC

    Rodney from Va Beach on 4/29/2012

    2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is awesome. The bluetooth features and the HD radio features gives you great sound quality. On top of that it looks really cool with color options. It was easy to install(thanks to the Crutchfield instructions) and with the Kenwood component speakers I purchased also, it sounds great in my Tahoe.

    Pros: HD radio, Bluetooth, price for what you get!!


    Overall great unit with broad functionality

    Mista from Seattle, WA on 4/28/2012

    2003 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very convenient unit. It is highly functional, does exactly what I got it for. Sometimes the Bluetooth is sketchy, but I'm using an Android, so it very well could be my mobile device causing the issue. I installed this unit after my dashboard lights began to fail. I bought LEDs and replaced all internal lights with a specific bright blue, and I purchased this unit. The color change option is amazing to match the interior of your car. It looks like part of the team. I'm very happy with this unit. The sound quality is the main thing. Bright, punchy with crisp lows makes this unit a complete package. I'm happy with it.

    Pros: HD radio, A2dp, Pandora, Usb/cd mp3, Color change, Android support, removable face, highly expandable...

    Cons: No option to disable beeps, no att button on face, remote is ugly, Bluetooth fails to connect periodically, Pandora sometimes causes phone app to crash, when unit Paris with phone sometimes an indefinite "downloading" is displayed on unit display and only goes away by disconnecting Bluetooth, difficult to navigate setup menu while driving.

    Very happy

    Mr. Orange from Los Angeles,CA. on 4/27/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this stereo and its features. I am still learning how to use it. I dislike the USB Ipod connector is in the front and none in the rear to keep the ipod connected and hidden out of sight of thieves. I hate to have to unplug it every time I park.

    Pros: It has great features for the price...HD Radio and Blue Tooth without an additional external mic

    Cons: I hate that the USB for the Ipod connector is in the front instead of the rear. If it had another in the rear, it would be better. Can't dimm the lights/display buttons

    Skip the Bluetooth for phone, a better option available!

    Tom from Leesburg, VA on 4/26/2012

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased and installed this last week for my wife's Jetta TDI. We wanted it mostly for the bluetooth abilities with the phone. With the onboard mic attached to the head unit, we experienced HORRIBLE sound quality on the phone calls. I absolutely DO NOT recommend this unit for quality bluetooth phone calls, the people you're talking with will not want to talk long with you. This is magnified further if you have a noisy car like our little diesel Jetta. If you desire excellent bluetooth phone quality, here is what you need to do: Buy the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X796, also available from Crutchfield (tem# 113KDCX796). We exchanged this unit (through Crutchfield's excellent customer service) and purchased the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X796. The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X796 comes with an external mic that you can wire into your sun visor or near your face, which allows for fantastic call quality (confirmed). Every single other option available on the KDC-BT752HD is available on the KDC-X796...the face plate and all settings/interface options are identical.

    Pros: Great sound quality for audio (completely improved our car audio without having to upgrade speakers) Easy install Preset EQ options as well as nice manual tweaking Nice options for customizing color (great for matching interior lights if that's what you desire) Great interface with iPhone/iPod. (also works with Spotify and Pandora)

    Cons: Microphone placement makes Bluetooth calls unintelligible.

    Great unit for the price

    DavidH from Reseda, CA on 4/24/2012

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the price with all the features. Sounds great in my 1999 4-runner even using the OEM speakers. Lots of options for you to customize the sound output. Having the HD radio option is nice, as you get better quality audio if you are in range of it. If not even the normal FM sound is not bad. Bluetooth audio is great, I can stream audio from my iPhone without even having to connect it.

    Pros: Features for the price, good sound output. IPOD and Pandora integration.

    Cons: The advertised photos show that it has a white text display - it does not, it's blue in color. The video on here does show the correct color. Not a big deal but I was a bit disappointed as I preferred the text to be white. Buttons you can change the color but also not to white. Controls take a bit of getting used to. If you are going to use the Bluetooth hands free for phone calls a lot you might want to check out the KDC-X796, it's the exact same unit but with an external mic you can mount.

    Great deck and amazing service

    Nate H from Lake Stevens, wa on 4/18/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I originally bought the essentially the same deck w/ou Bluetooth, and regretted not paying the extra money for hat option. I returned it after having it for nearly two months. The process was trouble free and because the decks were so similar, I didn't even have to rewire it. I really like this deck. Good power, build quality, lots of features and options. Bluetooth connection is a little tricky if there's more than one phone. Note that default Bluetooth setting only plays through front speakers, but that's a simple fix once you carefully read the section in the manual.

    Pros: Very nice sound quality and tons of features for the price

    Cons: Bluerooth is tricky/difficult wheb switching drivers and phones paired to device.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    JeffS from Athens,Ga on 4/17/2012

    1995 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Radio. Great sound. Great features. Easy to install.



    Very good product

    RodS from Lebanon, Oh on 4/14/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have installed 2 of these units recently and they both were awesome to install and use. However, they are a little difficult to set-up for the "un-savvy"! Good sound quality in the BMW and the Corolla! Bluetooth works really well.

    Pros: Good instructions, clean look and space efficient, nice value.

    Cons: difficult to get used to all the "stuff" in the unit!


    vic from Jacksonville, FL on 4/4/2012

    2000 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an awesome unit with all up to date features..

    Pros: .love the bluetooth and music streaming feature for my Iphone. Priced right from a reliable source!

    Cons: none!


    JQuin from Hopewell, VA on 3/30/2012

    2005 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put my radio in a few weeks ago, and I am loving it. The Bluetooth Audio and hands free cell phone capability were ridiculously easy to setup with my Android phone.



    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    fabrjed from Chicago, Il on 3/29/2012

    1995 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit is well built and delivers excellent sound quality, and all the features one would want using present day technology such as HD radio, Bluetooth communication and media streaming, as well as the iPod connection and control. I use my iPod for the music collection and nothing else so it is perfect for me to leave in the car plugged into the stereo. I use my Android Galaxy S II for everything else and with the media sync app from Kenwood (free on Google market) it syncs my Pandora, phonebook, and even my SIRIUS/XM app so I have all available connections working perfectly, the hardware provided by Crutchfield was all I needed to install in my Vette.

    Pros: This unit is a great value for the features included, and sounds wonderful, easy to install, and the remote is quite handy because unit is complex to operate while driving

    Cons: Unit is too complex to operate while driving and uses a few buttons to cycle through a lot of features, could be better designed to handle the interaction, if you have bad eyesight you will need to learn what all the extremely small buttons do visually before attempting to use. Though the remote helps a lot with that

    I like it a lot

    chrashing from Poughkeepsie, NY on 3/24/2012

    1999 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I hadn't messed with car radios for 45 years. Was a bit apprehensive about installing the unit myself, knew I could, just worried about collateral damage... Turns out Crutchfield set me up with a all the parts I needed (adapter/connectors/instructions), a little Goggling provided the wire diagrams, and between Crutchfield and YouTube I caught some informative 'how to' videos. So the installation went well. The unit worked fine, but the sound in my 1999 Ford Ranger was terrible. After experimenting with the settings, found that by enabling HighPassFilter settings the sound improved, close to the OEM radio I replaced. I then replaced the 4 original speakers, and like night and day is the sound. The unit sounds great, love it.

    Pros: Installed well, looks good in the dash. I like the hands free phone, USB playback, and HD radio. I looked hard to find these features at this low price. Crutchfield provides great support.

    Cons: Display is not readable in direct sunlight. With all the features this radio has, it is probably unfair to complain all the setting options, but there are a few options that could use more explanation in the owners manual.

    Sonic sweetness

    Andy from Valley, CA on 3/21/2012

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    HD radio and bluetooth both sound amazing, can't help but crank up the volume. Receiver was a snap to install and it's been cherry ever since. Great features and sound at a great price. Crutchfield is a great company too, love it!



    Above expectations

    Anthony K from Raleigh, NC on 3/16/2012

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver has all the options I have been searching for, including Bluetooth and HD Radio. Installation was a breeze and I couldn't be happier with the unit. It looks and sounds great with my factory speakers.

    Pros: Adjustable lighting colors allow you to match your vehicle's OEM dash lighting.

    Cons: Won't keep my coffee warm...

    Great Product

    Dieselfever from Beaverlick, KY on 3/7/2012

    1996 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Product, I only use Kenwood radios in my vehicles and this one is easy to use and attractive looking



    Great Head Unit

    Ed from Phx, Az on 3/6/2012

    2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Used another name brand unit and had issues with it within 2 years. Bought same brand, different model and had problems with that one as well. Decided to go with this one because of it's features and looks, so far it works great with the factory speakers. Will be upgrading to amp, component speakers and a sub in my Jeep.

    Pros: Looks great, has good features, easy to operate.

    Cons: None.

    Fantastic Stereo

    Mikey from Portland - Oregon on 3/1/2012

    2001 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this stereo. While I was researching, I wanted to find a stereo that was bluetooth audio capable. I soon discovered that the only receivers that were available in retail stores that were bluetooth audio compatible were the larger more expensive touch screen models. I was told that bluetooh audio was discontinued from most models of stereo makes because it didn't work well for music, and produced poor sound quality. With that knowledge, I turned to Kenwoods Music Control app for Android, and found this deck to have everything else I was looking for (HD radio, auxillary input, color changing display, Pandora, etc.) so I bought it. It wasn't until after I bought it and installed it that I realized the Pandora control was done through bluetooth, At first the quality was terrible because the speaker configuration for the bluetooth audio was set to front speakers from the factor. Once I changed it to all speakers, I fine tuned the equalizers, and had a great sounding connection. I also realized that there was a bluetooth audio function in the "Source" key, and that I could play all of my phones music through bluetooh. It sounded great, was exactly what I was looking for originally, and boy was I surprised! They didn't seem to market up the whole bluetooth audio aspect of this receiver, but it's my favorite part. I love this stereo, and would give it 6 stars if I could.

    Pros: Great bluetooth audio, HD radio a plus, Multiple direct connections for all types of media,

    Cons: Limited display through single line text (though it doesn't matter to me as I wasn't aiming for a flashy multi-line display as they are always a couple hundred dollars extra than single line basic displays). A few factory settings that would make the stereo seem useless in ways to those who might not know how to change the interworkings to be what they want.

    great stereo

    Mnevarez from sparks, NV on 3/1/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great stereo, I do wish that the stereo had a memory for the phone book but none the less great stereo



    Worth the purchase....

    Chris B. from Slingerlands, NY on 3/1/2012

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had it installed in my 2009 Tacoma and love it. Bluetooth clarity is GREAT!! Has many more audio functions than I am using right now, but allows for add-ons. HD Radio and Pandora are just as good as having Sirius, maybe better. If putting in a Tacoma with SWC, I suggest you get the Metra SWC's with it. Buttons are a little small on the face plate. Overall very happy that I chose this radio.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Pandora and HD Radio.

    Cons: (Not really cons) Slight delays in downloading phone and HF Disconnect error messages. Poor owners manual and instructions. Tiny buttons on face but overcome with SWC's.


    Luke from Minneapolis, MN on 2/27/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit, no real problems. I did 2 weeks worth of research before purchasing this unit. This was the only model available with all the features I was looking for (iPod controls, Aux input, Pandora controls, Bluetooth streaming & calling, HD built-in with iTunes tagging). The only feature it didn't have was a 4-5 volt preamp output, but it still sounds good. I would bet that Kenwood will come out with the Excelon version soon, with the higher voltage preamp. A feature that I was pleasantly surprised with, is the ability to turn the sub completely off with the press of a few buttons. You do have to read the whole manual to understand all the features, there were a few mentioned that I haven't figured out how to do still. I think those features are reserved for the top-of-the-line model, although that wasn't explained in the manual.

    Pros: Feature-rich, sounds good

    Cons: 2.5 volt preamp (still sounds good though)


    Ckb from Waxahachie, tx on 2/26/2012

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

    This radio is awesome for the price. normally I only purchase pioneer elite, but they don't have a product with all f these features unless it's a nav combo. I put this in my wife's car and it is great. The blue tooth options are nice to have especially the streaming feature, the hands free is clear and the hd radio is nice.

    Pros: Hd, Bluetooth built into one unit

    Cons: None so far

    nice receiver

    Luis R from Memphis.Tn on 2/25/2012

    2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit for the bt, pandora radio app. with android and hd radio. it was easy to install and everything went smooth no hiccups and in just started to work easy bt was quick to load plus the phone book a nice feature. hd radio is great and i love the pandora radio this is one of the best radio you can get for the money plus plenty of power....

    Pros: hd radio bt pandora and easy to set up , very happy

    Cons: none.

    Great Receiver!!

    BrianW from San Francisco, CA on 2/23/2012

    2002 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver! Just installed today in my '02 Civic and I was able to connect the Bluetooth in a few minutes and was streaming music right away. The USB port works great with my iPhone and I love that there is a mode to where you can control the music directly from the iPod. HD radio is super simple and a nice bonus. Sound is also very good. Couldn't ask for much more. Overall awesome product.

    Pros: Bluetooth Streaming, HD Radio, Pandora, Great iPod interface, Great Sound, Build Quality

    Cons: None Yet

    Great with minor connectivity...

    Bart R. from Omaha, NE on 2/18/2012

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like the unit. Made some BT calls, everything worked well-the unit downloaded my phone book from my phone. HD radio feature is sweet, haven't tried tagging yet. The sticking point for me is when my phone is hooked up via USB there is a problem with the unit not connecting immediately, or connecting then disconnecting. The display will read "HF DISCONCT" No audio when this happens, Hope this is a small issue that will resolve itself. Pandora works okay, but the same issue plagues my full enjoyment. Also like the BT audio streaming, although SQ suffers. I got a 32 gb USB drive for $23 so I'm gonna try the Kenwood music editor software.

    Pros: SQ is great. Connectivity options are fantastic. HF calling is solid.

    Cons: iPhone connectivity plagued by delays and errors

    Good Stereo

    Anonymous from Cincinnati, OH on 2/17/2012

    2004 Chevrolet Tracker
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this unit mainly because of the bluetooth and it works great. I mainly use it for streaming music from Galaxy Nexus and it sounds great and pairs quickly. The mic for audio is what you'd expect for being built in. You have to talk loudly for people to hear you through bluetooth but I don't care too much about that. Everything else works great. The AM radio could be a little better signal but I don't us it much and most of the stuff can stream through apps on my phone anyways. Parts to install were awesome with it as well though be careful cutting the dash kit.

    Pros: Audio, bluetooth, ports, changeable colors, easy to setup.

    Cons: None.

    Kenwood KDC-BT752HD

    anna from saint joseph on 2/16/2012

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this stereo for my boyfriend and he said it is one of the best stereos he's ever had all around good controls and easy to use.very bright display and cool at night.and the HD radio is very clear much better than most stereos we seen at other places.

    Pros: easy to use. cool display. very clear radio. sub outs.

    Cons: none!!!

    Nice Deck

    orphenshadow from Tulsa, OK on 2/16/2012

    1999 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I decided to take the plunge and replace my stock tape deck in a 1999 saturn. I also purchased with a set of new speakers. I am very pleased with this deck. I was led to believe that it supported the kenwood sirius kit, but found out that it did not. So I have to ship that back for a refund. Not really that big of a deal.

    Pros: Pandora in the car is awesome and sounds great. Lots of media playback options with the aux and usb.

    Cons: USB only reads 2 folders deep, Bluetooth setup is slightly complicated and sometimes will drop sync. and need to be re-paired.

    Don't get Kenwood if Multiple Bluetooth

    Richard from Midland, mi on 2/10/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Received and installed KDC-BT752HD with the expectation the Bluetooth Hands free would integrate with multiple phones (like cars with built-in hand free calling). Kenwood will tell you correctly you can pair the device to multiple phones it stops there. You have to manually reconnect to the phone if it was not the last phone selected. What that means is you navigate a group of menus and select the phone. I would think it's quicker to repair the phone. To make it worse talked with Kenwood technical support and they said it's the way all of their units address Hands Free Bluetooth. The Kenwood Customer support was a waste of time and I would say they lied to me. Bottom-line: if you have multiple people that will drive the vehicle and use Bluetooth phones (calling or Audio) keep looking avoid Kenwood. Support and customer service from Crutchfield has been great and they where confused by how the unit worked.




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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC + Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP + Pandora
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano7/Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/
    Touch Touch5/Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/To
    iPhone Phone5/Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20KHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color Bluish white
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    HD Radio
    Disc Playback
    USB/Aux Inputs
    iPod/Android Control
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot) 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. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range wireless radio connectivity technology that was developed as a cable replacement for mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per second.

    Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone must be paired with the KDC-BT752HD before hands-free operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    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 KDC-BT752HD. Visit for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Integrated Microphone: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features an integrated front-panel microphone for added convenience, so you don't have to mount an external microphone inside your vehicle.

    Note: There is no mic input for adding an external microphone.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KDC-BT752HD can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an integrated 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 1-99 seconds. The KDC-BT752HD 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 KDC-BT752HD, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote control.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's Control Knob.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KDC-BT752HD. Up to 600 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long.  Stored phone numbers can be categorized by General, Home, Office, Mobile, or Other. You can search each category of the phone book in alphabetical order.
      • Call Log: The Call Log 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.  You can register up to 35 voice tags.

    SMS (Short Message Service): You can wirelessly download a SMS arrived at your cell-phone so that it can be read on the Bluetooth connected Kenwood head unit. Up to 149 already read and unread short messages can be downloaded. You can reply to a SMS by using the head unit's front-panel rotary knob or remote control to enter alphanumeric text. There is a limited amount of text that can be downloaded or entered. Your cell-phone must support SMS via Bluetooth for this feature to function.

    Note: Do not read incoming SMS or reply to SMS while driving.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KDC-BT752HD will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Next/Previous Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The KDC-BT752HD also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,, Rhapsody, & Slacker), but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.  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.

    Note: The iPhone 5 only offers Bluetooth audio streaming without control or metadata display.

    Bluetooth Detailed Settings: The KDC-BT752HD offers the following Bluetooth Detailed Settings, so you can configure the unit to suit your needs.

    • Call Beep: You can choose to output a beep from your vehicle's speaker's when a call comes in, or you can turn this function off.
    • Speaker Output: You can select whether the call beep/caller's voice and streaming audio is heard through only the front speakers or all speakers.
    • Mic Gain: Adjusts the volume of the external microphone from -3 to +3.
    • NR Level: Reduces the noises generated by the surrounding environment without changing the mic volume. The NR Level can be set to -2 or +2.
    • EC Level: Adjusts the level of echo cancellation from -2 to +2.

    HD Radio

    Built-In HD Tuner: 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 (70 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.

    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 to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.

    Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog).

    iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.

    Tuner Presets: The KDC-BT752HD's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD offers two preset modes.

    • Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
    • Mix: A total of 6 preset stations can be assigned to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets you recall a preset station without switching between bands.

    Auto Memory Tuning: 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.

    Seek Modes: 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.

    Note: You can also setup the KDC-BT752HD to search only HD Radio stations.

    Direct Access Tuning: You can directly access an AM/FM station by entering in the frequency number using the include wireless remote control.

    Disc Playback

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

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The KDC-BT752HD can play MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, and Long file name formats. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 50 folders, and 255 files per folder (512 maximum number of files and folders). During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA Tag information - up to 60 characters.

    Text Scroll: The KDC-BT752HD will display CD text or Audio file text. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

    Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA/AAC music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob.

    Direct Music Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-405) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.

    Playback Modes: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features the following Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.

    • Repeat Play: Track, File, or Folder
    • Random Play: Disc or Folder
    • Scan Play: Track or File (plays the first 10-seconds of each music track on a disc or music file in a folder)

    Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD is playing, the next time CD is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

    CD Read: This function sets the method for reading a CD disc. You can choose between two modes.

    • CD1: Automatically distinguishes between audio file disc and music CD when playing a CD or CD-R/RW disc.
    • CD2: When unable to play a special formatted CD, set this function to CD2 to force playing. Some music CD  discs may be unplayable even when set to this mode.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.

    USB/Aux Inputs

    USB Port: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features a front panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device with MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) music files. The USB port is compatible with USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. Your USB device should only have a maximum of 8 folder layers, 255 folders, and 255 files per folder - with a maximum of 65,025 files and folders. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port, and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    Music Editor Compatible: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD supports the PC application, Kenwood Music Editor Lite (ver.1.1.0). Kenwood Music Editor Lite is a Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB (MSC) devices from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using Kenwood Music Editor Lite through this unit, you can search a file by title, album, or artist name using the head unit's Music Search function.

    System Requirements: The Kenwood Music Editor Light (ver.1.1.0) Windows-based software can be downloaded for free from to your PC. The Kenwood Music Editor Light is compatible with the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.

    • Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

    Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or Android.

    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. The unit has 3 auxiliary input modes.

    • On1: Outputs the sound of the external unit connected to the Aux terminal when switched to the Aux source.
    • On2: Activates the attenuator function when turning on the power with the auxiliary source selected. This prevents the noise when no external unit is connected to the Aux terminal. Turn off the attenuator function when listening to output from an external unit.
    • Off: Disables the selection of the Aux source.

    Auxiliary Display: The KDC-BT752HD allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

    iPod/Android Control

    iPod Direct Connection: The KDC-BT752HD's front-panel USB port also acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the optional Kenwood USB Direct Connection Cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the USB/iPod cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the KDC-BT752HD.

    iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The Kenwood head unit supports audio playback of music files and podcasts stored on your iPod or iPhone, as well as music apps streamed to your iPhone.

    iPod Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Head Unit: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer, Song, or Podcast. You can search these categories alphabetically or using a percentage search (0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10%). The head unit supports Repeat (file) & Random (folder) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
    • iPod/App Mode: In iPod/App mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You can also listen to your favorite music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,, Rhapsody, & Slacker) from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate your apps. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode.

    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Pandora Internet Radio Control: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. While providing control over the Pandora music service, the KDC-BT752HD also displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list; you can sort the station list by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.

    • Pandora App for iPhone: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP102 USB/iPod connector cable (sold separately) or the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.
    • Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    iPod/ Display: The KDC-BT752HD will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or iPhone from the Kenwood head unit. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. If you choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone via its clickwheel or touchscreen controls, the KDC-BT752HD will not display your iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display "APP/iPod").

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad.

    Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/25/2012):

    iPod Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora app iTunes Tagging Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod App mode Artist/Song Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    4th N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 6.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    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.

    Music Control for Android Smartphone: The Kenwood Music Control app for Android organizes your Android smartphone's music, while providing quick and easy search capability from the Kenwood CD receiver. The free Kenwood Music Control App for Android can be downloaded onto your Android smartphone from the Android Market place. Your Android smartphone must be running Android OS 2.2 or later. Once the app is downloaded and has a chance to organize all the stored music on your Android smartphone, you can connect your Android smartphone to the Kenwood CD receiver via USB (your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol). The Kenwood Music Control app offers the following Android supported functions.

    • Song Management: Music stored in your Android smartphone can be navigated from the Kenwood CD receiver. Songs can be easily selected by searching for a Song title, Artist name, Album label, or Genre.
    • Song Information Display: Song information such as Artist name, Song title, and Album label are displayed on the connected Kenwood CD receiver.
    • Mood Playlist: Playlists can be created by classifying songs into categories by type of mood. Songs are analyzed and classified into the following categories of moods - High Energy (Active/Powerful/Core), Acoustic (Detailed/Simple/Smooth/Easy), Standard (Dynamic/Rockin/Vivid), Stylistic (Cool/Urban/Trance)
    • Intro Skip: This function allows you to choose and listen to only the hook-lines of songs stored in your Android smartphone.

    Note: When the Kenwood Music Control app is first downloaded it will require some time to populate all the music, so we suggest doing this overnight.

    Music Files Format Supported by Music Control app for Android:

    Codec Extension Bit Rate Sampling Frequency
    AAC .aac, m4a up to 160 kbps 8-48 kHz
    MP3 .mp3 8-320 kbps n/a
    PCM/WAV .wav n/a n/a

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD 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 KDC-BT752HD 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

    3-Way Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a 3-way rotary volume control that increases and decreases the volume of the stereo from 0 to 35. The rotary knob also controls other audio settings such as Balance, Fader, Bass, Mid, Treble and preset EQ settings. In addition, the rotary knob allows you to scroll through and select your music tracks when the Music Search function is activated.

    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 -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux source).

    Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of 'SP-Off' (flat/off), 'SP-OEM' (for OEM factory speaker systems), 'SP-6x9/6' (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or 'SP-5/4' (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).

    Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (12.5kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Game, and User.

    Bass Boost: In addition, The Kenwood CD receiver features a Bass Boost control that can be set to the following levels (BB1, BB2 or Off).

    Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels (LV1, LV2, or Off).

    Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB, iPod, and Pandora).

    Supreme Setting: When MP3 or WMA files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting 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 the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.

    6ch/2.5V Preamp Outputs: The KDC-BT752HD features front, rear and subwoofer 2.5-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the head unit.

    Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The KDC-BT752HD features an independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from "Through", 100, 120, or 150 Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 85 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, or off.
    • Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-15 to +15) from the CD receiver.

    Tel Mute: The KDC-BT752HD features a cell-phone mute wire (tan) in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.

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

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The head unit includes a cloth pouch for storing the face-plate when detached. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Fluorescent Display: The Kenwood head unit features a single-line, 13-character, bluish-white backlit fluorescent display.

    Variable Button Illumination: The Kenwood KDC-BT752HD features variable color 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 Kenwood logo and eject button remain red.

    Illumination Dimmer: The head unit's fluorescent display has two dimmers settings to adjust the brightness of the display according to the surrounding illumination. You can switch the display dimmer setting On or Off. The head unit's button illumination has an independent dimmer setting from the display which lets you set the button illumination dimmer to LVL1, LVL2, or Off. The Kenwood logo and eject button remain the same brightness.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face and button illumination is "keyed." When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed." Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.

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

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KDC-BT752HD comes with an IR remote control (RC-405) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will control Audio, CD, USB, Bluetooth, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery (supplied).

    • Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks & files (from CD or USB), as well as AM/FM presets. You can also dial a phone number using the remote's numeric keypad.
    • Attenuator: The CD receiver features an Attenuator button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.

    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). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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