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Looking for an easy-to-use car stereo that's all about the music? Kenwood's DPX302U CD receiver offers up plenty of music options, including the ability to connect your iPhone® and Android™ to its USB port. You have the option of adding SiriusXM satellite radio, and you can check out Internet radio using your iPhone. This 4" tall car stereo features a big variable color display that'll look great in your dash. (Need Bluetooth? Check out the Kenwood DPX502BT CD receiver.)

Simple and strong

Looking for an easy-to-use car stereo that's all about the music? Kenwood's DPX302U CD receiver offers up plenty of music options, including the ability to connect your iPhone® and Android™ to its USB port. You have the option of adding SiriusXM satellite radio, and you can check out Internet radio using your iPhone. This 4" tall car stereo features a big variable color display that'll look great in your dash. (Need Bluetooth? Check out the Kenwood DPX502BT CD receiver.)

Lots of music options

The receiver's front-panel USB port allows you to get your smartphone in on the action. iPhone users, you can also access and control your iHeartRadio® and Pandora® stations with the Kenwood's controls. Android owners, you can charge up your phone and control your stored music directly from the receiver's controls.

The USB can handle MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files on a thumb drive too. The Drive Change feature allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to this Kenwood's USB input and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives. It's also extremely handy for Androids with separate built-in and SD card memory drives.

You can also add a SiriusXM tuner to access the impressive selection of sports, talk, news, and commercial-free music offered on satellite radio. You can also pop in a CD, get your local radio fix using the DPX302U's sensitive AM/FM tuner, or plug a portable audio player into the front aux input to play more tunes from your mobile jukebox.

Ways to expand your sound

Once you've got your music selected, you can use the DPX302U's 3-band equalizer and EQ presets to get that sweet sound you want. You can also use the two sets of preamp outputs to expand your system with an additional amp or powered subwoofer. You can even adjust the output level and low-pass filter for the sub directly from the receiver, giving you total control over the bass thump.

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

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

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

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-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • plays USB drives with MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files
    • 13-digit variable-color display
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in control and charging of select Android devices using the USB connection
    • supports Android music playback using the Kenwood Music Play app
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • low-pass filter (sub preamp output)
    • Bass Boost and loudness controls
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included)
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RC-406)
    • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

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    Great sound with my nose speaker lounder than factory radio

    Kelly, Staunton, VA


    Kenwood DPX302U Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (45 Reviews)

    Great radio

    Kelly from Staunton, VA on 4/18/2018

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    Great sound with my nose speaker lounder than factory radio

    Pros: Great sound a lot of features

    Cons: Delay in switching channels and items

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    Anonymous from Reading, PA on 1/28/2018

    2007 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit, easy to install. Works well. I read wrong, no Bluetooth.



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    Anonymous from Maryville, TN on 12/25/2017

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver wish I would have got a little better one with more RCA jacks for further upgrades but other than that kicks ass



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    Kevin from N Wilkesboro, NC on 11/14/2017

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great sound. easy to operate. easy to install



    Easy installation. Great simple front end with the features I needed.

    Byron from CO on 10/5/2017

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

    Fit right in my 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

    Pros: Simple.

    Cons: None

    Great Radio

    James from Kingman, AZ on 8/29/2017

    2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am really enjoying my new Kenwood car radio.

    Pros: I am happy that the radio works great. The cd player is great and all the display colors are awesome to be able to choose from. Enjoying the sounds from my new Kenwood radio

    Cons: none


    ROB from bellevue, NE on 8/14/2017

    2005 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)




    Great radio

    Danny from Liberty, MO on 7/16/2017

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

    Works great and easily installed. I did not have to remove bracket to fit in place.

    Pros: All good

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Bardstown, KY on 5/31/2017

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Recently purchased for my 2004 Silverado. With the recommended adapter kits, was able to retain Onstar and steering wheel controls. Some reviewers complain the unit is hard to read in daylight. It depends on what color scheme you choose. I'm able to see in daylight with sun glasses on no problem. Unit fit and looks great. iPod control works fine. For the price seems hard to beat.



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    Ainsworth from Hartford, CT on 5/1/2017

    1999 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just what i was looking for plays wonderful easy to adjust and looks like it belong in my nissan



    Sounds sweet

    Bill from Willowick , OH on 4/20/2017

    2013 Chevrolet Spark
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy install , DPX302U sounds and looks good and seems to be very well made the USB port is nice to have and the FM sensitivity is great for this price range , all around great unit , it's what you expect from Kenwood.

    Pros: Very easy to setup and use

    Cons: None so far

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    Anonymous from Casper Wyoming on 4/2/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic radio, performs well over my expectations.



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    Anonymous from Ebensburg, PA on 3/13/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    THe DPX302U was relatively easy to install as per your instructions. The pre-connected steering wheel controls made the connection complete and easy. The music played is clear as a bell. One big complaint; however, the radio face is very easy to read at night; however, Under daylight conditions, the face is impossible to read. I've tried all the many different color variations but this made no difference.



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    Anonymous from Bristol, VA on 2/28/2017

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit, fits perfectly and easy to install. As noted, the daytime visibility leaves a bit to be desired, but otherwise, I'm very pleased!

    Pros: Price, ease of use

    Cons: Daytime viewing is a bit lacking.

    Great value!

    Mike from Ocala, FL on 2/13/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit itself is clean,attractive and well made. The only shortcoming, and to be honest most manufacturers are guilty, the instructions are not clear and straightforward. The tech writers take a lot for granted as far as consumer familiarity with terminology but luckily my installer went through all of the steps. Otherwise it is well worth the money.

    Pros: Solid construction Great sound Plenty of options

    Cons: Instructions are a bit vague

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    Anonymous from Green Bay, WI on 2/2/2017

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

    Fits and sounds great! 2002 Honda Accord



    Great radio for price

    John from St Augustine, FL on 1/28/2017

    2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: don't really have any

    Very nice looking and sounding stereo.

    Jason from Montpelier, Ohio on 1/12/2017

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

    Easy installation. Looks and fits great. Very nice stereo for the price. Color change setting is phenomenal. Would highly recommend this stereo.

    Pros: Easy installation and set up. Fit was great. Looks awesome.

    Cons: Haven't any cons yet.

    Almost Perfect

    Bob from Reno, NV on 1/6/2017

    2006 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo met my needs almost perfectly. It was time to ditch the CDs and get something with a USB port for my music. It sounds great and has plenty of power without the cost and hassle of installing extra amps. The user interface is pretty sensible. The FM sensitivity is 8.2 dBf, which should make for better reception when I'm out of town. My only gripe is that the display isn't bright enough to read on a sunny day. The buttons are bright enough, but the display is too dim, even after tweaking all the options. I don't own a cell phone, so I don't need Bluetooth or the other bells and whistles that are so common now. If you want Bluetooth, get the similar DPX502BT for a few bucks more.



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    Anonymous from Naperville, IL on 12/29/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound good. easy to use and set up. But dosn't work well with my lg phone.



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    Daniel from Santa Rosa, CA on 12/14/2016

    2006 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The kenwood dpx302u is a simple stereo. That is why I purchased this stereo, I've had Kenwood stereos before and enjoyed the simplicity about them. Not a lot going on, very clean looking and I enjoy the light show. Works very well with the bose system the 2006 g35 sedan has. I don't think there is really any negative thing I can think about it right now.

    Pros: Simple, organized, clean

    Cons: No cons!

    Too gimmicky

    Joe from Denton, TX on 12/11/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Display is great at night, during the day its not bright enough to see. Its a bottom end unit so it should be a no frills easy to operate radio...Wrong theirs too much stuff crammed onto the face plate and display and why you cannot buy a car AM/FM radio without 27 apps and internet radio icons that are worthless. The volume knob is the correct size.

    Pros: Its a radio

    Cons: Too much internet apps on a radio

    Crutchfield response on 12/13/2016 Joe, we're sorry that you're disappointed with your new radio. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Anonymous from Minneapolis, mn on 12/5/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo! Good quality and design.




    Phil from Decatur, AL on 11/19/2016

    2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This CD receiver is a great value given all the standard features (e.g., equalizer). Unit installed with minimal effort and continues to generate great audio.

    Pros: Great value and quality

    Cons: None

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    Clay the cooker from Dayton Ohio on 11/6/2016

    2004 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have to say just awesome I enjoyed every one that gets in my car enjoys it I give it 5 stars



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    Marc from Owasso, OK on 11/3/2016

    2013 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Another great Kenwood product. Love the ability to adjust the frequency of the sub channel. Simple and easy to use. Great clarity.



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    Mac from Tennessee on 11/1/2016

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent system, exactly as represented, tech service when needed was excellent. Made the installation easy.

    Pros: Looks great in Mustang

    Cons: Display is hard to read in bright lite

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    Mike from Dunmore , Pa on 10/24/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great all in one radio and talking with the rep made it even a better purchase




    rb123 from Tupelo, MS on 10/9/2016

    2004 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good sound, great value for the money



    Straight Forward

    Scott from Olympia, WA on 9/27/2016

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is simple and straight forward. Not being "techie" it has taken some getting used to but overall is very user friendly. More importantly it sounds great and has power too! Great deal for price. THX!

    Pros: Look great. Plays well. Plenty of power. Sounds good.

    Cons: ?

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    Mark from Memphis, TN on 9/22/2016

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Jammin Man !!! Easy to follow instructions, great service.

    Pros: Easy installation


    Great Radio

    magnum7 from Morristown, TN on 9/14/2016

    2001 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've always been partial to Kenwood over the other major brands like Alpine, Blaupunkt, etc. Just because it has a big name, doesn't mean it's big on quality! Kenwood has never failed me, and this inexpensive unit hasn't either! Easy install, fairly easy setup, and nice sound! I love it!

    Pros: Quality


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    Anonymous from Sparks, NV on 8/18/2016

    2010 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a great system the only problem is the Bluetooth doesn't always pick up or work. But everything else is amazing



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    Barry from Fayetteville, Ga on 8/14/2016

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

    I love it, it was a breeze to install & a very nice system!

    Pros: It's a major upgrade from factory & fuctions are easy to learn!

    Cons: I just wish the brightness was a little better, when the sun is bright it can be a little hard to see.


    Waylon from Lake Panasoffkee Fl on 8/1/2016

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is well the money. Easy installation. Very easy to navigate. Sound quality is spectacular. Kenwoods products are the best and at good reasonable prices. If your gonna buy an aftermarket stereo make it Kenwood. You will not be disappointed

    Pros: Exellent

    Cons: None

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    R Kidd from Troy Al. on 7/31/2016

    2014 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very easy to install, sounds great, looks great to

    Pros: you can change the color of the display

    Cons: none that I know of

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    Anonymous from North Augusta, SC on 7/15/2016

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

    I'm very happy with this product.



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    Spoon from New Orleans, LA on 7/2/2016

    2001 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)




    Nice Stereo

    Matt from jackson,ca on 6/21/2016

    1999 Ford Econoline

    -Enjoying the stereo very much -Better quality than stock -Radio reception is better than stock, very clear in fact -Lots of features, more than I need, but easy to navigate and change settings -However twice in a week the clock changed time. No disconnection of power, just went to bed and woke up to a different time than actual. Maybe just a fluke I recommend highly

    Pros: -Easy to use -Easy to see

    Cons: none


    Steve from San Diego, CA on 6/20/2016

    2008 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my second Kenwood in recent years(new car if your wondering). Pretty clean power for the price and EQ presets are better.

    Pros: Clean semipowerful internal amp

    Cons: Tuner not as good as the rest of the components

    2 words, easy install

    Bill K from Pottstown, PA on 6/18/2016

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta

    With their aftermarket harness, this was a breeze to install and I am a rookie when it comes to the newer cars. Give yourself 1 hour start to finish, the only wire I had to run was the antenna cable for the sirus radio, which ran under the molding inside to the rear.

    Pros: Crutchfield items and the stereo was 1/5 the price of getting a replacement factory stereo and made the install simple.


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    Bill B from Waycross, GA on 5/31/2016

    2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price, it's a good product. The sound is what I expected. The unit looks very good in the car. The illumination of the display looks fantastic at night, but during the daytime it's very difficult to read. Navigating the menu controls takes a little getting used to. I had a question about one of the wires, and the support at Crutchfield answered it very quickly and efficiently.

    Pros: Good Price Remote Decent Sound Looks great at night

    Cons: Hard to see the display during the day Navigating the menu is a little tricky

    Great description

    D.S. from NC on 5/23/2016

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product arrived on time and neatly packaged. Item was as described and custom service is on professional level that had my wiring problem fixed in under 2 minutes from the time I dailed thier number. We definitely use them in the future!!!



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    Anonymous from Yuma, AZ on 5/17/2016

    2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio, Kenwood makes excellent products. Would definately buy another.



    Good Unit

    Norm from Dothan, AL on 4/25/2016

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

    Like most unit that have LED screen, hard to see in day light.

    Pros: Nice looking, has a strong tuner.

    Cons: Not bright enough in daylite.


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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 Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    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 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback No

    Product Research

    iPhone & Android Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    iPhone & Android Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The Kenwood DPX302U's front-panel USB port lets you connect select Android smartphones that support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. Click here for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.
    • Hand Mode: The Kenwood DPX302U supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+) to the DPX302U's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Hand Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • Kenwood Music Play: Downloading the Kenwood Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone with AOA 2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the Kenwood CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the Kenwood Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The Kenwood DPX302's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The DPX302 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Head Unit Mode + Song/Artist Info: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). The DPX302 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the DPX302 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed in this mode. The unit will simply display "App & iPod Mode".
    • Notes:
      • If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DPX302.
      • If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DPX302.

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

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DPX302 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/11/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora iHeartRadio Artist/Song Text Track Info
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone): The Kenwood DPX302U allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the DPX302U via the Kenwood KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately) or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from your Pandora music service account through the Kenwood DPX302U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+). The Kenwood DPX302U provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information.
    • iHeartRadio Auto: The free iHeartRadio Auto app lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood DPX302U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 8.0+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The DPX302U will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to the Pandora and iHeartRadio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood DPX302U is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

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

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DPX302U features a built-in AM/FM tuner. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can choose one of four tuning methods: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual Tune. The DPX302U's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. 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. The Kenwood DPX302U 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.

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

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

    • 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) or 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.
    Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The Kenwood DPX302U features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices like USB thumbdrives, USB card readers, or portable digital audio players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Music Drive: The Music Drive feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 4) in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone (like Android with Froyo/Gingerbread OS or Blackberry) or a MSC compatible portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive features lets you select between the device's internal memory or external memory (such as a microSD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood DPX302U supports the following types of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto USB mass storage class devices.

    Media Type CD (-R/RW) USB  (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
     MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WAV: bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
      bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, FLAC tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The Kenwood DPX302U offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

    • Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob.
    • Direct Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-406) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number for discs and USB.
    • Repeat & Random: You can repeat the playback of a music file or folder on a CD or USB device. You can also randomly play back all files on al disc or within in a folder of a USB device.
    • Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD or USB is playing, the next time CD or USB is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

    Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio source, such as a portable MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function. The DPX302U allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

    Audio Section

    16 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DPX302U utilizes a 16-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DPX302U 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 DPX302U 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

    4Ch/2.5V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The DPX302U is equipped with two pair of 2.5V pre-outs (Front, Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When set for subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading. The Kenwood DPX302U offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's Rear/SW output configured as a sub out.

    • 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.

    Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the head unit's audio 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).

    EQ Pro: The DPX302U is equipped with Kenwood's EQ Pro. The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The Drive EQ mode is an EQ preset that helps reduce road noise. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

    EQ Pro
    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz -8 to +8 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz -8 to +8 0.75, 1.0, 1.25
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz -8 to +8 Fixed
    Note: You can store EQ Pro bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod, Android, and Pandora/iHeart Radio).

    Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.

    • Bass Boost: The Kenwood CD receiver features a Bass Boost control that can be set to the following levels (1-3 or off).
    • Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels (1-2 or Off).
    • Sound Reconstruction: When MP3 or WMA files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound Reconstruction function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When Sound Reconstruction is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
    • 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).

    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

    Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood DPX302U features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting is applied to both the display and buttons, or you can choose a different color for Zone 1 and Zone 2 (see owner's manual illustration). The Kenwood logo remains red.

    Text Scroll: The DPX302U will display song/artist information text from CD, USB, iPod, and Android. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

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

    12Hr/24Hr Clock: The head unit can be set to display a 12hr or 24hr clock. The unit also displays the day (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, or Sat). The clock can be displayed simultaneously with song/artist or station information. The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).

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

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DPX302U comes with an IR remote control (RC-406) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will control Audio, CD, USB/iPod, 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.
    • 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).

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    Reviews and price [ jeremy  Jan 17, 2018 ]
    gave my Kenwood K10000 III to my brother for his wood shop. needed a smaller replacement for my shop [ Richard Dennis  Jan 06, 2018 ]
    Good basic replacement for my factory Double Din Recvr [ Alan  Feb 12, 2017 ]
    Great, simple stereo without Bluetooth [ Robert L.  Dec 23, 2016 ]
    Kenwood familiarirty [ Ed  Dec 02, 2016 ]
    I like the Kenwood name. The Pioneer unit I bought from you died after 1 1/2 years so I did not want another Pioneer. [ MARC L  Oct 02, 2016 ]
    Decided I wanted a double DIN unit for my car, this had the majority of the features I wanted, was aesthetically pleasing, and fit in my small budget for my very bland soulless car. [ Rajesh  Aug 22, 2016 ]
    A friend has a similar stereo. Kenwood DPX3000. I have purchased a stereo from Crutchfield before, came with everything I needed to install, free shipping, no sales tax. What else can I ask for? I forgot, courteous service. A+ across the board. [ Juan I.  Jul 21, 2016 ]
    I picked this one because it appears to have everything I am looking for to set up my kicker l5 and 1000watt amp in my car. It also is a double dinwhich was the style of headunit I wanted, was on the lower price range and made by a reputable company. This should fit seamlessly in my car [ christina  Jun 13, 2016 ]
    Didnt need an exspensive radio just something that played cds [ cody  Jun 06, 2016 ]
    I wanted to upgrade my factory stereo [ Cole  Apr 09, 2016 ]
    needed a more powerful unit for my setup and more options [ jonathan  Mar 26, 2016 ]
    like features [ Thomas  Mar 04, 2016 ]

    11 questions already asked

    "New Stock" means the inventory is new and in the factory sealed packaging. So, it has not been opened or returned. There have been no changes provided you have the same model number. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: [ Ryan  Jan 15, 2018 ]  Staff
    Possibly, but that ultimately depends on which WetSounds Stealth 10 model you're using. For more details on compatibility, you would be best served contacting an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. They can help determine if this Kenwood will do the job--and if not, they can recommend an alternative that will. Thanks! My bio: [ Larry  Aug 01, 2017 ]  Staff
    Thanks for the question! In order to discuss compatibility with your specific vehicle, you will be better served contacting an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to go over the fitment and installation details more clearly for you. [ Larry  May 03, 2017 ]  Staff
    Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. There is no video screen for displaying the camera feed so this unit would not be compatible. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Apr 29, 2017 ]  Staff
    Now that I know that RDS is Radio Data System, in the US system known as Radio Broadcast Data System, and I now know what that does I can answer this question. The name of the song, artist, broadcast frequency and station ID scrolls across the digital screen so yes, it does have RDS/RBDS. I find it difficult to see in bright sunlight though. The Kenwood site has a PDF of the owners manual available. [ Don  Apr 03, 2017 ]
    Nope! [ Alexander  Apr 03, 2017 ]
    Yes [ Matthew  Mar 27, 2017 ]
    It has AM and FM. [ Kenneth  Mar 27, 2017 ]
    This unit receives am stations in mono. I don't think it has the ability to get an am stereo signal such as C-QUAM, if that's what you mean by am stereo. I don't have any stations near me broadcasting in am stereo to confirm either way. [ Michael  Mar 26, 2017 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Jun 23, 2016 ]  Staff
    I believe the only difference between the sxv200 and sxv300 is the addition of traffic updates and such on the newer model. The actual plug should be the same on both. However, I have the newer model on mine so I can't with 100% certainty. Some quick google searching I did, though, says that the plug is the same. I hope this helps. [ Christopher  Apr 30, 2016 ]
    The sxv200 is compatible with the Kenwood DPX302U. [ Michael  Apr 29, 2016 ]
    You can adjust the illumination to a custom color setting of your choosing so, yes, you can try an match the illumination to your other dash lights. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Mar 21, 2016 ]  Staff
    22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels. You will find this listed under the "Product Highlights" section of the stereo's main webpage. I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Mar 07, 2016 ]  Staff