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CD receiver (Factory Refurbished)
Our take on the Kenwood DPX500BT by Crutchfield's Dave Delamere
Form, function, fun
If you're considering ditching your factory stereo for something that'll add a little life your ride, Kenwood's DPX500BT CD receiver ought to be high on your list. This great-looking double-DIN receiver features a big single-line display, Bluetooth functionality, an array of tools for sonic adjustments, and some very cool entertainment options.
Bluetooth made easy
This receiver's built-in Bluetooth eliminates all the headaches. Kenwood's Simple Secure Pairing system automatically detects and pairs phones in close proximity to the receiver — no dealing with searches, PIN codes, or other hassles. Your phonebook transfers quickly to the receiver, so it's easy to make outgoing calls — you can even use voice dialing with compatible phones. And the DPX500BT will even inform you when you receive a text message on your phone.
When paired with an iPhone 4s or iPhone 5, you can engage Siri through Kenwood's Siri Digital Assistant Control. Just press a button to talk to Siri through the included Bluetooth microphone, and you'll hear her answers through your car's speakers.
Bring your smartphone
When it comes to music on your phone, this Kenwood covers a lot of bases. Of course, you can stream music wirelessly from just about any phone. But this receiver also provides easy access to and control over these apps:
- PANDORA: You can check out PANDORA Internet radio when your iPhone's connected to the USB port, or through the Bluetooth connection with your Android or Blackberry phone.
- Aha Radio: You can control Aha Radio with your iPhone (wired connection) or Android phone (Bluetooth connection).
- iHeartRadio: Listen to more than 1,500 radio stations all across the USA with your iPhone or Android phone.
Get the beat however you like it
This Kenwood's got you covered, whether you're listening to CDs, streaming audio through Bluetooth, or checking out the music on your iPod. And you can easily expand your entertainment options by adding SiriusXM's add-on tuner, and getting into the amazing variety of programs and personalities offered by satellite radio.
The sound's the thing
This receiver's built-in amp will rejuvenate your car's sound system. You'll find preset tone curves for quick adjustments, plus bass, treble, and midrange controls for hands-on customization. Special controls let you tailor the sound to match your car's cabin, speaker setup, and your favorite listening position. And you have a full complement of preamp outputs for adding amplifiers and subs.
Attention, Toyota owners
Kenwood includes a set of Toyota trim pieces that'll make this receiver look great in your dash.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) 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 the Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
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.
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What's in the Box:
- Refurbished Double-DIN CD receiver (with 10A fuse inserted in chassis)
- Sleeve (installed)
- Universal trim ring
- Toyota trim ring
- Wiring harness
- Wireless remote control (RC-406)
- CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
- Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
- 2 Removal tools
- 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
- 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
- Quick Start Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
- Warranty Card
- CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- fits double-DIN dash openings
- large multi-line display with selectable button, knob, and display illumination (24 colors)
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files
- built-in Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls and wireless music streaming
- automatic iPhone pairing with Siri control capability
- Pandora control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
- App Mode allows iPhone 4/4S use for select streaming audio apps
- Aha Radio and iHeartRadio control with Android or iPhone
- remote control
- System Q Sound Control with 7 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer
- "Supreme" audio processing for better sound from your compressed music files
- speaker settings that allow you to tailor the sound to the size and type of speakers in your car
- high-pass filter (speaker and preamp outs); low-pass filter (sub preamp outputs only)
- iPod direct control via USB input no adapter necessary
- compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
- inputs: front auxiliary and USB inputs
- outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, sub)
Other features and specs:
- compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
- warranty: 90 days
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM|
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2.5 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||90 Days|
|Labor Warranty||90 Days|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DPX500BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1 + EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DPX500BT. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DPX500BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Kenwood head unit, but only one can be used at a time.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the DPX500BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately, or after 1-99 seconds. The DPX500BT 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 DPX500BT, 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 front-panel controls 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 DPX500BT. 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. You can search each category of the phone book in alphabetical order.
- Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
External Microphone: The Kenwood DPX500BT includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth).
Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Kenwood DPX500BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The DPX500BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, 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 DPX500BT also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S/5 via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood KDC-BT55U has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DPX500BT and its microphone. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DPX500BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Disc Compatibility: The Kenwood DPX500BT features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
USB Port: The DPX500BT also features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-down cover. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The unit supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files stored on a compatible USB memory device formatted with FAT 12/16/32 file system. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), 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.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Kenwood DPX500BT supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.
|Media Type||CD-R/RW||USB Storage Device|
|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, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||50 folders/512 files (255 files per folder)||255 folders/65,025 files (255 files per folder)|
|Tags||ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag||ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag, WAV tag|
Text Scroll: The DPX500BT 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 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-406) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.
Playback Modes: The Kenwood DPX500BT 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 or USB device is playing, the next time CD or USB 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 + Auto Reload: 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. 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.
Music Editor Compatible: The Kenwood DPX500BT 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) device 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. The Kenwood Music Editor Light (ver.1.1.0) Windows-based software can be downloaded for free from Kenwood.com 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
iPod Direct Connection w/ DAC Bypass: The DPX500BT's front-panel USB port 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 DPX500BT.
- DAC Bypass: This 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.
- Music Control: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
- 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 also 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 Last.fm, 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. 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.
- Information Display: The DPX500BT 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 DPX500BT will not display your iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display "APP/iPod").
- Battery 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. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DPX500BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/19/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Specific Apps||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/App||Pandora app||iHeart Link||Aha Radio||Artist/Song Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio||Siri|
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 Google Play App Store. 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|
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 DPX500BT allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DPX500BT features a built-in RDS AM/FM tuner. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual. Using the included remote control, you can directly enter a station's frequency from the remote's numeric keypad. 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 DPX500BT's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood DPX500BT 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 stations can be assigned to a total of 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. You can recall a preset station without switching between bands.
Note: Mono mode reduces the noise when stereo broadcasts are received as monaural.
Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood DPX500BT allows you to access Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Aha Radio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the DPX500BT via the Kenwood KCA-iP102 cable (sold separately, or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your Android or Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP/ AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood DPX500BT. Your iPhone, Android smartphone, or Blackberry device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps, Google Play, or BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood DPX500BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS3+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. The Kenwood DPX500BT 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 (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also save 3 Pandora stations as presets. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active Pandora account is required.
- iHeartRadio Link (for iPhone/Android): The free iHeartRadio Link app for Kenwood (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood DPX500BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). 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 DPX500BT will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link 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 (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
- Aha Radio App (for iPhone/Android): The Kenwood CD receiver offers compatibility with the free Aha Radio app for your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 4.3+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.2+); available from iTunes Apps or Google Play. Aha Radio provides you with up to the minute content made available from the convenience of Kenwood's front-panel controls and LCD screen. Listen to the latest Facebook updates or Tweets from your friends. Listen to thousands of stations that include internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks. Receive traffic information, restaurants and coffee locations personalized to you instantly, safely, and easily. An active Aha Radio account is required.
Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android/Blackberry smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DPX500BT comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Direct Tuning via included remote
- Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
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: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DPX500BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DPX500BT 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 DPX500BT are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
6ch/2.5V Preamp Outputs: The DPX500BT 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 DPX500BT features a 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.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DPX500BT offers the following subwoofer controls, when you are using unit's subwoofer preamp output.
- 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 DPX500BT is equipped with Kenwood's EQ Pro. The integrated equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Natural, Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Powerful, and User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).
|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, and Pandora).
Bass Boost: In addition, The Kenwood CD receiver features a Bass Boost control that can be set to the following levels (BB1, BB2, BB3, 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).
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.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Variable Button Illumination: The Kenwood DPX500U 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 display and button illumination can be set to the same color or set independently.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display and button illumination automatically when you connect the orange/white Illumination wire of this player and the vehicle light switch is turned On. You can also choose to dim the display manually.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the clock and button illumination is "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.
2-DIN Chassis: The DPX500BT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. There is also a supplied trim ring which allows it to fit perfectly in select Toyota vehicles with 200mm dash-openings. As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Wireless Remote Control: The DPX500BT comes with an IR remote control (RC-406) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will control Audio, CD, USB, 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). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Warranty Note: This refurbished Kenwood product carries a 90-day warranty when purchased from Crutchfield. Kenwood offers Crutchfield customers an extra 60 days extended warranty beyond the 30-day Kenwood Limited Warranty for Refurbished Product that comes in the box.
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66 questions already asked
Was a little bit of a pain to install in the DC5 but it works perfectly for me too. [ edward Feb 17, 2015 ]
yeah it has all sorts of internal crossovers and volume adjustments. its a great deck in my opinion [ LUKE Feb 09, 2015 ]
Nothing like that. Volume ajust at a good level. It does have a loudness feature, 1 to 3. Hope this helps. [ TIMOTHY Feb 09, 2015 ]
There are a number of settings to adjust the quality and loudness of the unit, as well as an equalizer function that can help soften the sound all together. I find the increase is very gradual, though. It's always easy to find the perfect volume. I think the scale goes from 0 (mute) to 30 (deafening). It's a great unit, I've been using it for almost 2 years and have had no issues. [ ALAN Feb 09, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Jan 23, 2015 ] Staff
Hello George, The CD only holds a single disk at a time. Despite having upwards of a thousand cd's though, I only rarely use the CD player on the unit, as I spend most of my time using the USB port to play songs on flash drives, each of which can hold up to 256 folders of 256 songs each. Great unit! [ STEPHEN P Jan 22, 2015 ]
The unit holds only one it is a player not a changer hope this helps. [ DAVID Jan 22, 2015 ]
This is a single cd unit. This unit is a super cd/radio. I love it. [ RON Jan 22, 2015 ]
just one(1). [ LUIS Jan 22, 2015 ]
The DPX500BT will only hold one at a time. [ GEORGE Jan 22, 2015 ]
one [ OSCAR H Jan 22, 2015 ]
1 [ KEVIN Jan 22, 2015 ]
Only one cd at a time [ KATHY Jan 22, 2015 ]
Just one. [ GARY Jan 22, 2015 ]
It should. I have mine with i5s [ RON Jan 22, 2015 ]
Yes as well as all model iPhones after [ MARIA Jan 13, 2015 ]
Yes indeed [ BOBBY Jan 12, 2015 ]
Yes. Easy to set up and connect with. Good sound quality. [ GLENN O Jan 12, 2015 ]
Thanks. [ Herman Jan 05, 2015 ]
It's definitely not easy to pull out, if that helps. [ Brad Jan 05, 2015 ]
I dont see any anti theft feature ... [ RACHEL Dec 29, 2014 ]
does not have any that I know of [ ERNIE A Dec 29, 2014 ]
There is not any anti theft options other than how you mount the unit. I have this unit mounted in a Toyota Tundra and it requires that you remove the dash and bolt in the unit. Most thieves prefer screen type stereos. [ MICHAEL A Dec 29, 2014 ]
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. [ Krissy Dec 28, 2014 ] Staff
4 answers For anyone who has already purchased this model recently, did you find that a system and/or bluetooth update was required? Asking because I noticed in the Built-in Bluetooth feature details of this model, it mentions visiting the Kenwood's Support Site to ensure your bluetooth device is compatible, and it provides a link to the site. Kenwood's site mentions "*Be sure to update the Kenwood unit to the latest firmware. (7 March 2013)" and provides a link to go to the update guide which has the system & bluetooth updates available to download. [ Tiffany Dec 25, 2014 ]
I did not have to update mine and most bt devices should be compatible. [ Brad Jan 05, 2015 ]
I downloaded the firmware to a USB stick. The crutchfield staff will help you download to your radio...They helped me. [ CHERYLE B Dec 29, 2014 ]
Bought mine in beginning of March 2013. Did not know of any update. Perhaps this explains the "so-so" performance of the bluetooth. Great receiver though. [ DAVID Dec 28, 2014 ]
Yes, I would do that, at this point. When I bought mine last year, there were already a couple of BT and system updates since my head unit had been manufactured. It was very easy to do, I just downloaded both files to a USB flash drive, and then followed their instructions. It takes no more than five minutes, but it will reset all of your settings. [ WESLEY Dec 26, 2014 ]
Echo Cancel under Bluetooth Mode Settings (BT Mode) will fix this. Simply adjust from default (4) up or down until you get the sound you like. [ Guest Dec 28, 2014 ]
Under Bluetooth detailed settings adjust the "Echo Cancel" setting to eliminate the echo or feedback. (section 17.5 of the manual). Press the phone receiver button to enter BT Mode. The default level is 4, but it can be set from 1 to 10. Easiest way to do this is to park your car and make a call, then adjust the setting while on the call until it sounds best to you. [ Guest Dec 27, 2014 ]
I have that head unit in 2 cars.....and I installed them myself. ..the first thing that comes to mind is the Bluetooth signal transfer....I have used a lot of Bluetooth ear pieces and have noticed an echo with those. ...so it could be a Bluetooth thing.....also.. your mic wire could be touching a hot wire or it could be pinched somewhere in your installation.....that seems to be a good radio. ...so I can't blame your problem on the radio.....but honestly I've always had some small issue with Bluetooth in a car. ..even with other radios [ WESLEY C Dec 27, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Dec 26, 2014 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff Dec 22, 2014 ] Staff
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. [ Krissy Dec 21, 2014 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Dec 15, 2014 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The manual lists it as only stable down to 4 ohms. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Dec 12, 2014 ] Staff
It will charge any phone through USB cord. [ BRETT Nov 20, 2014 ]
I don't know the specifics of that device, but it charges my HTC one without trouble, although not as fast as the one amp charger that came with the phone. Hope that helps [ JEFF Nov 20, 2014 ]
I'm not sure about the LG. But it did charge my Galaxy S2, and then my iPhone 5s. [ WESLEY Nov 20, 2014 ]
5 answers I saw where someone had asked if the clock stays on, but I was wanting to know if there is a setting to turn the clock feature OFF? My car has a dash mounted clock and I don't need two clocks going. On other units I have, two Clarion and a Pioneer, I can turn off the clock. Cannot locate a similar function on this Kenwood. Is this possible? [ Jere Nov 02, 2014 ]
no [ NORMAN Nov 05, 2014 ]
I am not sure. I would check it but the fuse blew a couple weeks ago and I havent been able to repair it yet [ MIKE R Nov 04, 2014 ]
Hi Jere, Try the following: 1. Push and hold audio button to enter function mode. 2. Use control knob to select Settings. 3. Use control knob to select Display & Illumination. 4. Scroll to "Disp Off Mode." 5. Select Clock On or Clock Off. While it would seem that Clock Off would turn off the clock I believe it only dims it. But I believe that's the only adjustment you can make to the clock illumination. Good luck. [ SERGIO Nov 03, 2014 ]
There is an option to turn off the entire display, but there is no option to turn off just the clock. [ MARIA Nov 03, 2014 ]
You can change what is displayed to show station identifier or song info. [ JUSTIN Nov 03, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Oct 14, 2014 ] Staff
I never tried the Pandora. You do have to link your phone to use the Bluetooth. [ CLIFFORD Sep 17, 2014 ]
I believe only the FM is in stereo. I haven't seen AM stereo since my friends factory Z24 Cavalier stereo. I don't normally listen to AM, so it wasn't an issue for me. Hope this helps. [ PHILL Aug 25, 2014 ]
AM / FM [ THOMAS Aug 25, 2014 ]
both am and fm [ JOSEPH J Aug 24, 2014 ]
If you're actually serious - Here's what the site says: Enjoy AM/FM+Internet+SiriusXM Radio RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DPX500BT features a built-in RDS AM/FM tuner. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual. Using the included remote control, you can directly enter a station's frequency from the remote's numeric keypad. 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 DPX500BT's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood DPX500BT 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 stations can be assigned to a total of 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. You can recall a preset station without switching between bands. [ Guest Aug 23, 2014 ]
AM and FM. Use the SRC Button and arrow to change. [ MICHAEL Aug 23, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Aug 09, 2014 ] Staff
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. [ Krissy Aug 08, 2014 ] Staff
1 answer I need a SiriusXM Adapter for my new Kenwood DPX500BT. My already installed Sirius XM cable, that worked with the factory radio, has an antenna type male end but the Kenwood has a male pin connector on the back, lower right corner. The only Kenwood adapter I found in Crutchfield stated it would not work in my 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 or the Kenwood DPX-500BT? HELP! I listen to XMSirius all the time..... [ Wayne Jul 20, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You will need the SiriusXM SXV200V1 Tuner Package. This will allow you to turn the Kenwood DPX-500BT into a SiriusXM receiver. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Jul 21, 2014 ] Staff
needs extra cost adaptors. [ MICHAEL Jul 20, 2014 ]
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. [ Greg Jul 15, 2014 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Jun 30, 2014 ] Staff
I've had good luck with Kenwood decks using bluetooth, shouldn't be a problem. Getting them paired can be a challenge, if they don't see each other the first time you try, turn everything off and then try again and it will probably come right up. Good luck, Ron [ Ron Jun 29, 2014 ]
Outstanding. Not much of a lag in it connecting whenever you enter your car. Very little 'air' noise while using phone. Thumbs up. [ Dorian Jun 26, 2014 ]
Bluetooth worked well, however you need to find a good place for the microphone out of the way of wind if you want the other person to be able to hear you well. Playing bluetooth audio was clear as long as the phone was in the car within three feet of the unit. If its in your pocket and you get out to pump gas, itll cut out. Not that much of an issue. [ WALTER A Jun 23, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jun 22, 2014 ] Staff
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. [ Krissy Jun 22, 2014 ] Staff
Yes, there is a mic in the box. [ JEFF Jun 23, 2014 ]
Yes...it comes with a very nice microphone with a long cable and a mounting clip that will clip into a vent or peel and stick. [ DENNIS Jun 23, 2014 ]
Yes it does and it works great [ ERNIE A Jun 22, 2014 ]
Yeah it does [ WESLEY C Jun 22, 2014 ]
Yes, it does. :-) [ KAY Jun 22, 2014 ]
yes [ DENNIS Jun 22, 2014 ]
Yes [ JEFF Jun 22, 2014 ]
Yes, an external mic. [ ZACHARY T Jun 22, 2014 ]
Yes for hands free [ GARY N Jun 22, 2014 ]
Yes it does. And about 6 foot of cord. I found in the instrument cluster indention is the best place to mount it. [ NATHAN S Jun 22, 2014 ]
Yes, It has an adhesive base to place mike on steering column etc. [ ALAN Jun 22, 2014 ]
yes [ SZIRIUSZ Jun 22, 2014 ]
the only way I found was to put the radio in stand by mode [ JOHN A Jun 27, 2014 ]
If you mean you have pressed and held the source button to shut it off then I don't believe you can. As an alternative, instead of shutting it all the way down just choose standby as the source. Then nothing is playing but the clock will be on. [ ANDREW Jun 07, 2014 ]
Not that I know of, there would need to be a separate wire to connect to al wire to the car that was hot at all of the time [ CHRIS Jun 06, 2014 ]
When the power is off the device is off. [ THOMAS J Jun 06, 2014 ]
You are right, it is non-detachable and you cannot slide any part of the interface. If you are looking for a receiver that has a detachable interface you can speak to a crutchfield advisor they are always happy to help or you can use the filter option at the side, just select the feature (face detachable) under general feature. [ ANDRE Jun 06, 2014 ]
That is correct. It stays mounted. [ TOMMY G Jun 05, 2014 ]
Correct, the faceplate does not detach. [ STEPHEN Jun 05, 2014 ]
Correct. It is a one piece unit. [ PHILL Jun 05, 2014 ]
Correct. The face plate is non-detachable. [ ALAN Jun 05, 2014 ]
Correct. It is non-detachable. I don't think anyone would take it. It looks pretty cheap and awful not lit up (and it's so dim you can't even tell it's lot up during the day). [ TERENCE S Jun 05, 2014 ]
You can't remove anything and there is no security device on it. [ TIMOTHY Jun 05, 2014 ]
2 answers I purchased this unit from Crutchfield on Saturday and will receive it this week. My question is that I will be replacing a KDC 138 unit. Will I have to do any splicing or will I be albe to just unplug the KDC and then, using the same wiring harness, plug it back in to the DPX500? [ Smith May 19, 2014 ]
Thanks Sergio...Hoping that you are correct. I am installing this in my Desert Fox Toy Hauler RV. You pay big money for these things and they come with crappy sound. They installed the KDC unit in the rv but I am pushing 60 and I cant see the dang thing. I need a flash light and my glasses to do anything on it. Im hoping this new one will be of larger size and easier for me to use the controls. Plus I bought new speakers too. Cant wait for quality sound. [ Smith May 19, 2014 ]
My experience with Kenwood is that most of the receivers use the same harness. That would make your install an easy plug and play. However, if it uses a different harness, Crutchfield will probably include the proper harness. I did no soldering for my unit. The screw down clips work perfectly and make for easy swapping of head units. [ SERGIO May 19, 2014 ]
Depends if the connections that come with the stereo. You might have to call Crutchfield, to see if they have that connection for the dvd player. I am sure they do, when I bought mine it came with all the connections and exterior pieces to make sure it looks like a factory job. [ TIM May 07, 2014 ]
I'm sorry but I don't know for sure . But I do like my like my unit [ CLIFFORD May 07, 2014 ]
Yes you can do calling through bluetooth. That is a primary reason I bought this one. You can also change settings so that you hear through all 4 speakers also. [ ANDREW May 02, 2014 ]
Yes the system includes calling and microphone capability [ THOMAS May 02, 2014 ]
Yes it will. It is designed to handle calls via bluetooth. Even comes with an external microphone to position somewhere in your car for the call feature. It plugs into the back, so needs to be a part of the install. [ TIMOTHY May 01, 2014 ]
It does indeed support Bluetooth calling. Very nicely. [ BOBBY May 01, 2014 ]
1 answer I installed this unit back before X-mas 2013. Works great and I really like it but, came out of work the other night and went to crank up some tunes and the screen was flashing "Protect". I've done the reset thing and even disconnected the battery under the hood to do a complete reset, and it's still locked in "Protect"! Any clues as to fix this problem? [ Terry Apr 28, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Apr 28, 2014 ] Staff
The Unit comes ready for Iheart, the App may be messing with that. The unit should recognize it without "help" from the app. Try it without the app. Hope this helps. [ LEE May 14, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Apr 29, 2014 ] Staff
My situation is multiple folders on one jump drive. No folders within a folder. Does it show what you have named those folders. This is what will make or break my purchase of this unit. [ Steve D Apr 15, 2014 ]
Yes and no. If you have multiple folders in one like one artist all the albums, only the albums will show. [ DAVID W Apr 15, 2014 ]
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 11, 2014 ] Staff
I believe it has 3 fm x 6 = 18 presets. More than I use. [ Ricky Apr 22, 2014 ]
Total of 18, FM 1 FM 2 FM 3 [ ROBERT Apr 09, 2014 ]
It has FM1 thru FM3 for 18 FM presets and I believe just 6 AM presets. [ MICHAEL Apr 09, 2014 ]
Total of 18, FM 1 FM 2 FM 3 [ ROBERT Apr 08, 2014 ]
Hello, I called technical support who reminded how to set the clock and walked me through the steps....the support team is always friendly and they donot make you feel like your question or concern is silly. [ CHERYLE B Apr 12, 2014 ]
Sorry this unit is in my daughters car and I have not played with it. I will ask her later in the week and if she knows I will pass it along [ GARY N Apr 08, 2014 ]
The auto clock does work. Mine took about a week to change. I have never used manual mode. You could also look the manual on line in PDF form. [ ERNIE A Apr 08, 2014 ]
Hold down the volume/att knob for a few seconds until you hear a beep. The hour will then be flashing. Turn the knob to choose the hour, tap to move to minutes, and turn to select minutes. Tap once more to enter. [ ZACHARY T Apr 08, 2014 ]
Press and hold the volume knob, when the clock blinks use the knob to adjust the hour, press it again use it to adjust the minutes, press again and done [ JEFF Apr 08, 2014 ]
Using the main control knob, you will pull up the menu to access the setup . You will scroll through and the clock function will be displayed. [ DAVID A Apr 08, 2014 ]
It is not really recommended that you power subwoofers off the power that a head unit puts instead. The head unit would connect to an amplifier to power the subwoofer. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Jeff Apr 02, 2014 ] Staff
sure is... more than one [ ROBERT J Mar 31, 2014 ]
When the ignition is off the clock must be powered even though it doesn't display. The clock keeps the correct time even if the ignition is off because when the ignition is turned back on the clock indicates the correct time. I hope that answers your question. I don't have a manual so I can't tell you what the circuitry is. [ THOMAS Mar 21, 2014 ]
If the radio is off and the ignition is on, or in acc position, then yes the clock shows. [ ANDREW Mar 19, 2014 ]
No when it is off everything is off. [ THOMAS J Mar 19, 2014 ]
Yes, the clock remains on when the unit is powered off and the ignition switch is on. [ JOHN H Mar 19, 2014 ]
When the unit is turned off and the ignition is on the clock is off as well..the display is blank. [ Jeff Mar 19, 2014 ]
Hi Peter - this is in section 12-2 of the manual. Page 67 of 128. You can adjust the illumination color of the panel. 1. Select the illumination color you want to adjust. Select from among "COLOR01" to "COLOR24" with reference to 2. Press and hold the [Control knob]. The RGB value of the selected illumination color appears and enters the Detail color adjustment mode. 3. Set the color. [ Guest Mar 20, 2014 ]
4th menu is the audio button. [ ANDREW Mar 19, 2014 ]
With the remote control, press the green phone button. Scroll to settings , select it, the scroll to advanced settings. Scroll through until you find the display. It will give you the 3 choices of keys, display or both. There are a few things that you can only set by going through this path with the remote, like auto answer or setting the number of rings before answer. I have tried to find a manual about this head unit but have been unable to. Most things have to be figured out by just pressing buttons. Note: there are 3 or 4 different adjustment menu's entered different ways. Through the remote only by the green button. By pressing the menu button. By pressing and holding the center knob. Can't remember the other one right now. [ ANDREW Mar 19, 2014 ]
Pressing and holding the "Audio" button for a few seconds will bring up the settings menu. Use the center knob to turn scroll through options, and press the knob to select, and use the return key to the left of the knob to go back. I don't remember specifically what the menu options are called, (Display and Illumination, I think), but you should easily find the option to disable "demo mode" and select the display color of your choosing. Hope this helped! [ ALAN Mar 19, 2014 ]
Go into your setting(button on far right, May have to hold it down). Cycle through until you the category for display. It should give 3 options: keys, display, both). Choose 1 am the cycle through the colors. They are designated by numbers. Personally I like 29 [ BENJAMIN Mar 19, 2014 ]
with the unit on Press and hold the [Control knob] button. The clock hour will start to flash turn the [Control knob] to select the hour Press the [Control knob] button again for minutes. The clock minutes will start to flash Turn the [Control knob] to select the minutes [ THOMAS J Mar 19, 2014 ]
1 answer I purchased a Kenwood DPX500BT radio to install in a 2002 F250. The Metra ford multi-kit (#95-5817) harness has an orange (illumination) wire and an orange/black (dimmer) wire. The wire harness on the Kenwood radio only has an orange (illumination) wire. Do I only connect the orange wires from each harness and leave the orange/black wire from the Metra harness unconnected? Or do I need to connect both orange and orange/black wires from the Metra harness into the orange wire on the Kenwood harness? Help is appreciated [ markhick Mar 06, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the install. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Mar 06, 2014 ] Staff
Illumination color selection: You can select the illumination color of the panel. Press and hold the [AUDIO] button. Enter the Function setting mode. Use the [Control knob] to select "SETTINGS" > "DISP & KEY" > "COLOR SELECT". For how to use the [Control knob], refer to <3-3. How to select the item>. Use the [Control knob] to select a illumination part. Use the [Control knob] to select a color ("VARIABLE SCAN"/ "COLOR01" - "COLOR24"). Exit the Function setting mode. Press and hold the  button. [ STEVE Feb 28, 2014 ]
Read the manual [ RICHARD D Feb 28, 2014 ]
Yes you can see the clock without pressing any buttons [ OSCAR H Feb 28, 2014 ]
yes even if you turn off the main display the clock will remain on. I believe in the settings you can turn the clock on or off. It is prettty accurate, I set mine manually. I would recomend buying the unit. I love mine. [ JONATHAN Feb 27, 2014 ]
Carolyn, The clock display does stay on all of the time. The accuracy of this clock is much better than the original head unit in my 2004 Mustang which lost about 1 minute each day. This head unit appears to have lost 2-3 minutes since I last set it over a month or so ago. I love the unit, especially as it allows me to play Pandora from my iphone. Hope this helps! Thanks, Scott [ SCOTT Feb 26, 2014 ]
Yes it stays on all the time. I have it installed in my 06 Explorer. Great unit! [ BRUNO Feb 26, 2014 ]
Yes the clock stays on in the lower left corner. Even when you choose "Display Off" which turns everything else on the screen off, except the clock. [ TOBY Feb 26, 2014 ]
Yes it does as shown in the picture, bottom left of display. It is very accurate, i am never late for work lol. [ PATRICK Feb 26, 2014 ]
yes it does display all the time. we put this thing in a honda pilot and we are happy with it. colors can be hard to read in certain lighting but the color adjust feature is good. [ ARTHUR Feb 26, 2014 ]
If your asking if the clock stays on when the ignition is turned off, no it doesnt. And yes its accurate. I put this in my girlfriends Ford Explorer and and seriously considering one for my truck. [ EMERGENCY Feb 26, 2014 ]
Yes it sure does. This is a really cool unit. Very nice upgrade to what I had before. I even added the xm/Sirius adapter which was a good deal when purchasing this unit. [ LETTICIA Feb 26, 2014 ]
yes, your clocked and fully loaded. [ DARIN D Feb 26, 2014 ]
The clock is on if the stereo/cd/bluetooth is on. The clock is off if the power is off. The clock is always on the screen no matter what mode you are in. It is accurate as far as I know. [ THOMAS Feb 26, 2014 ]
As long as your device has BT it will stream as usual. It plays Pandora, Aha and Iheart radio. I lost the use of my steering wheel controls but it wasn't a big deal to me though. I still catch my self from time to time adjusting the volume from my steering wheel. lol [ JONATHAN Feb 27, 2014 ]
Should stream just fine. On my SIII and HTC One. [ THOMAS Feb 26, 2014 ]
It streams music from Google play on the Note 3 just fine. [ DAVID W Feb 15, 2014 ]
It will from Pandora, not sure about GTUNES have not tried that. [ DAVID Feb 14, 2014 ]
In my Ford F150 Super Crew it is in place with 4 screws then theres a dash piece over that. So not easily removed. But if they really want it they will rip the dash up order to get the stereo. [ WAYNE BRIAN Feb 13, 2014 ]
This receiver basically uses the same mounts or type of mounts in your vehicle now. There's no reason to believe that the Kenwood receiver will be at a greater risk of theft than what you have now. That said, if a thief wants to steal it it's gone. [ MICHAEL Feb 13, 2014 ]
I don't think it is designed to be removable like some other car stereos. [ PATRICK Feb 12, 2014 ]
This unit is not designed to be removed one installed [ JOHN S Feb 12, 2014 ]
Only if you special-mount it, not as is. [ RAFAEL Feb 12, 2014 ]
No, this is not easily removed as it does not include a faceplate. [ DOUG E Feb 12, 2014 ]
It is not one that can be gotten out in a minute it will take some doing to get it out. The only thing you have to consider is the display will be difficult to see with all the sunlight; some colors are easier to see. It is certainly a unit worth having period, I am very satisfied with my purchase. [ CARL E Feb 12, 2014 ]
7 answers Okay I bought this and installed it in June, works great except...when it is around 15 and below it won't have any power to it then when my car warms up and I turn it off and back on it turns on. Its not an ignition problem because everything works except the radio. I drive a 01 grand am se stored outside in an Iowa winter. Everything was hooked up exactly right. Any help? [ Colby Feb 05, 2014 ]
I'm not a GM ASE Cert Service Tech..... our son is, however. Need to confirm if it's the supply or ground issue coming from the car, or the elctrical interface control unit between the car and the radio head (assume you purchased from Crutchfeild... I did). Only way we know to better define is to do a volt meter check on the suply side, including same 12V ground source the original GM radio provided. If OK 12V(+) and 12V (-) from GM wiring when cold temp, then proceed to do same test on output side of Crutchfield furnished adpater module. If same 12V (+ and -) supply is good = issue is internal to the radio unit. [ CHRISTOPHER N Feb 06, 2014 ]
The coldest that my radio has been subjected to was 22 degrees and it worked fine. Since you have ignition (ACC), the next thing that I would check is the "yellow" wire that runs to the battery directly and is "hot" all the time. If you can get to the radio harness when it is cold and not working, I would do a voltage check at the radio plug and see if it is at least 11.5 volts. Since you are not losing your memories or radio settings, your voltage may be too low to fire the radio up but high enough to maintain the memory settings. Since your car battery starts the vehicle, your battery should be good; it would be the connections from the Kenwood to the battery that may be suspect. If you have decent voltage there, then in my opinion, you have a component failing in the radio and needs replaced. Hope you hear back from others that live in colder areas than I do. Sorry I can't be of more help. [ DENNIS Feb 06, 2014 ]
Hmm. Mine will basically not show any display when that cold but still functions fine. If I change inputs or channels or something like that the LCD will respond, but very very sluggishly. Usually only takes a few minutes for it to act normally. [ JEFF Feb 06, 2014 ]
Might have a bad ground. Did you install the unit with a computer module? [ TROY Feb 06, 2014 ]
Sounds like the radio has a problem. I live in the northeast and it has been as lo as 3 deg. with out a problem. I would the manufacture ans see what they say. [ ERNIE A Feb 06, 2014 ]
I would check your power connections, if you just crimped them the cold can have something to do with the connection. Pull them and soilder them and use heat shrink. I have found the same type of issues on my customers cars in my auto repair shop on other systems and lighting that was not properly installed. [ DAVID A Feb 06, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Feb 06, 2014 ] Staff
2 answers So, I'm considering upgrading my 2000 VW Jetta GLX's stereo this summer, and I want to add a sub and this HU. I'm looking at a 10" Rockford Fosgate Punch sub and a 200w Rockford Fosgate amp for it. Will this sub/amp and the 200w amp that comes with the Jetta's monsoon stereo system both work with this receiver? [ Spencer Feb 05, 2014 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy Feb 06, 2014 ] Staff
Hello Spencer T! I've had this head unit about six months now and love it. Just this past Sunday I installed the Infinity Basslink 200 watt a powered Subwoofer system to it and it's that much better! So you should no problems hooking yours up to it. I will say this, the powered Infinity system I bought is waaaaaay better than imagined. I drive a 2004 Ford Expedition and the sub is in the very back of my truck and it will shake your voice! [ CHUCK Feb 05, 2014 ]
It plays my songs from my Samsung galaxy 3 without a problem and I can change songs from the unit, does a wonderful job. I have not tried the random feature will try that next time I use my phone to play music [ CARL E Feb 12, 2014 ]
It will play the music from just about any source as far as I can tell. It basically re-routes the audio from your phone to the stereo when connected by bluetooth (at least it does on my Windows Phone). Can't really answer your question about controls in general. It does provide controls for Pandora and the Ipod. I suspect you would have at least limited functionality (play, stop) for any source. [ MICHAEL Feb 04, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Feb 04, 2014 ] Staff
Without trim ring the nose dimensions are: Width: 6.695" Height: 3.775" The chassis dimensions are slightly larger. For further specs your best bet is to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Jeff Jan 27, 2014 ] Staff
2 answers Has any one used the Toyota trim ring that came with this unit, my local retailer installer tells me that this ring can't be installed in 2006-2012 RAV4, could some one who installed this unit in 2006-2012 RAV4 using crutchfield supplied double-din kit give me your inputs, Have you used the kenwood supplied. Toyota trim ring? without the trim ring , it looks cheap in my 2010 RAV4. Appreciating your help in advance. Thanks [ Alexbtl Jan 12, 2014 ]
I use this in my 95 toyota supra. And yes it does look cheap with out it, but it fits in my double-din with the face ring around it. Might be different in a rav4. [ GARY C Sep 01, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Jan 15, 2014 ] Staff
1 answer Installing a radio for my friend who owns a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup. I'm installing a Kenwood DPX500BT and using the Access aswc-1 and using the Toyota specific steering wheel control wiring adapter (120 70-8114). Does anyone know what wire on the wiring adapter I attach the blue/yellow (remote control) wire coming from the kenwood headunit to? Also do I use the brown (mute) wire coming from the Kenwood unit? Thanks for any help. [ Jack Jan 01, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Jan 02, 2014 ] Staff
just need 3.5 mm cord to connect between sat and radio. [ THOMAS J Dec 30, 2013 ]
If you are using a vehicle dock kit with you sat tuner, then there is a cord that plugs into your dock and then into the port on the front of the deck. That's it. All you have to do to listen to it is choose the aux input. [ ANDREW Dec 29, 2013 ]
I am not sure we did not connect one. Sorry I could not be more help. [ GARY N Dec 29, 2013 ]
it displays information only when streaming via bluetooth, im not sure if it does the same when connecting with an ipod directly as i dont have one but if you use it through the audio jack im pretty sure it will not show up [ JUAN Dec 29, 2013 ]
It does [ GAVIN Dec 29, 2013 ]
It has multiple display options available for song information, but I have not used it with an iPhone. I have plugged an external hard drive into the aux. port in the front, and it displays song info just fine. I expect it will do the same with the iPhone. [ ALAN Dec 29, 2013 ]
It displays text both ways. You will love the unit. It's really nice. [ TODD Dec 29, 2013 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone 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. [ Jeff Dec 26, 2013 ] Staff
I am sure the unit works with any iPhone that has blue tooth. I have not experience with voice dailling or commands. Note : the phone calls thought the radio some times can not be hear clearly, but overall a good unit to use for calling. The in coming call is clear to hear. I enjoy my unit it is a good unit with many bells and whistles. I like it to use with pandora and my iPhone music on my phone. Thanks [ DWAYNE L Dec 25, 2013 ]
I have not been able to make my phone work with this receiver. [ TOM Dec 24, 2013 ]
Yes it will work all you needs the Bluetooth setting turned on your phone. [ JOSH Dec 20, 2013 ]
I installed the DPX500BT in my daughters car. Crutchfield made it easy with all the equipment they sent to make sure it would fit like it came with the vehicle. All the wires and adapter were labeled. Everything works, she has an Iphone 5 it works with the plugin that came with the stereo. I plugged my external hard drive into usb on stereo and it played the music of the hard drive. We tested the microphone that came with stereo it worked. She loves it, her friends love it and I love it, easy to install with directions and equipment that came with it. Thanks Crutchfield [ TIM Dec 19, 2013 ]
I have a iPhone 5, I haven't used the voice dial as of yet. I can only assume if your phone has Bluetooth capabilities that the mic will work for voice calls. The incomming call does come through the speakers and you can set the in coming call to either go through the front speakers only or all of them. The only problem with sending through the front speakers only is when you play music through your Bluetooth it will only come out of the front speakers. The mic I have set at the upper driver side of my wind shield. It works Great!! I have had my son talking on it from the back seat and the caller were able to hear him just fine. I love this radio I would recomend it to anyone who is looking to upgrade from their stock radio. [ JONATHAN Dec 19, 2013 ]
Hey Scott, I have an iphone 4s and it works great with this unit. The mic is great and picks up your voice commands really well. You can use the headunit to search for contacts, bui it's much faster and easier using the phone. [ BRUNO Dec 19, 2013 ]
As long as your BT works, you should have no problems. [ KHEMRAJ Dec 19, 2013 ]
To Mohamed, you can adjust / cancel the auto answer. I hated it and figured it out. You have to use the remote control. It is the only way. When not talking on the phone press the green phone button and it goes it settings. Scroll down to advance settings and enter it. It is adjustable in that menu, where you can also adjust the mic gain and echo cancel. You can set auto answer to off or to answer after 99 rings. [ ANDREW Dec 29, 2013 ]
You can register up to 5 devices on this radio. If you do a Google search for "dpx500bt manual" you will find a link to an html version of the manual from Kenwood. Make sure you bookmark that link because the unit itself does not come with a manual. [ CHRIS Dec 17, 2013 ]
Yes I have the galaxy 3 and i use the bluetooth alot works great. [ FLOYD Dec 17, 2013 ]
Yes they can, but the stereo can only connect to two at a time so it will depend on who's connects first. I have the same problem 4 iPhones and my wife connects before mine so if I want to listen to my playlist I have to get into the setting and switch it over to my phone as the primary to stream audio.now as far as phone call we both can answer or make calls it just pauses the music and runs the call through the speakers and then plays the music after you hang up. Hope this helps [ MICHAEL Dec 17, 2013 ]
Yes. But only one phone can be synced at a time [ DAVID W Dec 16, 2013 ]
Hey, We've got two androids on there and it works great via BT. Not sure on pairing 4, but depending on the frequency its easy to remove a pairing. We also use the aux cable too which might solve your problem. How this helps. T [ TORREY Dec 16, 2013 ]
I have recently bought Kenwood DPX500BT, it is an awesome radio. I haven't had any problems with it at all. Your question about 4 iPhones. Yes, it should be able to connect to more than one phone. You could also connect them at the same time and separate various calls would appear on the car receiver. For example,phone 1 is receiving a call now. 2 mins after the call is over, for example, phone 2 receives a call. The receiver would pause the music or radio and play a ring sound. The phone would connect as long as it is in range and the bluetooth is working on the phone. In other words, it should not be a problem. One thing I found annoying, but got use to it is that after several ring tones on the receiver it would pick up the call automatically. I am not sure if there is a way to cancel that option in the settings. [ MOHAMED FAWZI Dec 16, 2013 ]
Yes. I have a s4, and my friends has an iphone. Both phones are stored inside the radio and work just fine. [ DANIEL Dec 16, 2013 ]
Yes. I have two iPhone's and two Android devices that connect at random times throughout the day depending on use. This stereo can have two separate devices connected at once, but only one will play music based on the order the devices connect. The other device can be used for the phone audio that will come through the speakers of the vehicle. [ CHUCK Dec 16, 2013 ]
Korey, I did not install my Kenwood Recv. in a car like your model/year, etc. Mine was in a 2003 Chev Cavalier with high end GM sound system. But, I strongly recommend the extra cost cable interface form Crutchfeild to interface to the GM theft system. Our son is a Cert GM Mark of Excellence Service Tech. He said too many people do a real "hack job" when trying to by-pass the GM theft deter system.... interfaces to the GM radio wiring. He installed my unit.... said trhe Crutchfeild wiring interface was excellent. [ CHRISTOPHER N Dec 10, 2013 ]
No I haven't , I have a honda accord [ MARCIA J Dec 10, 2013 ]
I installed this into a chevy 2500HD pickup and it works great! It will even send emails and text messages with Siri! [ TROY Dec 10, 2013 ]
turn on blue tooth in the car with your cell phone ..when it shows up on your phone lock it in....You do not need anything else to use this with your Samsun Galaxy [ CHERYLE B Nov 28, 2013 ]
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and it has no problem interfacing with the stereo via bluetooth or a USB cable. You may want to download the Kenwood app, pandora and,iheartradio, but those are all optional, it works fine with the default samsung music player in BT Audio or USB mode (when connected via a cable). [ JEFF Nov 27, 2013 ]
NO. You are good to go. [ DANIEL Nov 27, 2013 ]
No. It will work for hands free calling out of.the box. It should stream stereo music as well, I have a 3 year old HTC EVO and it does fine, you can double check by looking at the Bluetooth profiles on your phone. I love the unit, its been used 5 hours a day, 5 days a week for 8 months and I've not has a single issue with it. [ JEFF Nov 27, 2013 ]
It all works through the android app for kenwood. If the app is compatible it will work through bluetooth. [ JAMES R Nov 27, 2013 ]
NO you do not need anything extra for this to work with your Samsung Galaxy S4. I have had this radio for over 3 months and it works great! I bought it specifically for the Bluetooth feature that allows me to make and receive calls without dialing. It was very easy to set up. I believe I did call customer service and a tech walked me through the setup...I love this radio and my phone! I am in compliance with the law that states you can't use your hands to talk on the phone. I am not a technical person so I bought the install card and had the radio put in by a local car audio center. It took less than an hour to put it in and I have been very happy with this purchase. [ CHERYLE B Nov 27, 2013 ]
it didn't work with my Galaxy three . and I don't know of anything that will make it work. that's the one thing I don't like about it . only set up for Apple . its to bad . [ CLIFFORD Nov 27, 2013 ]
Works great with my RAZR M didn't have to buy anything extra. [ KYLE W Nov 27, 2013 ]
No. It will work for hands free calling out of.the box. It should stream stereo music as well, I have a 3 year old HTC EVO and it does fine, you can double check by looking at the Bluetooth profiles on your phone. I love the unit, its been used 5 hours a day, 5 days a week for 8 months and I've not has a single issue with it. [ JEFF Nov 27, 2013 ]
no just Bluetooth pair it to your device and it works perfectly. would suggest doing the firmware updates first from ken wood. [ NATHAN S Nov 27, 2013 ]
My Daughter used her iPhone with it, and only needed the normal USB cable and Bluetooth. I don't think you will need anything for your S4 [ GARY N Nov 27, 2013 ]
My system is installed in my Miata. I don't have rear speakers. [ THOMAS Nov 28, 2013 ]
No there isn't [ NORMAN Nov 24, 2013 ]
I have been all through the menus, on this unit and I dont see anything for the rca's, so No, Hope this helps you..... [ WILLIAM Nov 24, 2013 ]
what is the blue wire on the antenna adaptor cable for? And what does it connect to? [ gina Feb 23, 2014 ]
I haven't experienced that problem but I have the iPhone. It does seem like there's different setting for the Bluetooth than the rest of the features. Maybe you can adjust those? [ GAVIN Nov 23, 2013 ]
I noticed the exact same problem in my 03 Yukon. I think it is in the unit itself, now hearing your problem. I, after hearing the problem, instinctively but not necessarily intelligently, hit the dash above the unit and the rear speakers began working. I thought maybe one of my connections was not soldered well or plugged in fully, though it could be in one of the wiring harness kits that came with the unit. I have been meaning to take this up with Crutchfield and Kenwood but I wanted to take the unit out and inspect those things I mentioned, narrowing the problem, completely, down to the unit itself with certainty. I just haven't had the time. I really like Kenwood equipment and have several in different cars and on the boat. I think they deliver the best fidelity in play back. Maybe I'll get it apart before the holiday but for now, I'll just "wack" the dash. Give it a try and let me know if you get results. The probability that we both made the same bad connection is remote, at best. Good Luck [ LEE Nov 23, 2013 ]
Thanks for your replies. I'll take a look in the morning. If no success I'll call crutchfield direct. Thanks! [ Eddie Nov 23, 2013 ]
You need to go into the settings and change the BT HF/Audio from the default front speakers setting to the All speakers setting. It's on page 23 of the owners manual. [ Guest Nov 23, 2013 ]
I had the same problem with my iPhone. You'll have to look in the owners manual they have online. In one of the menus you can change that setting. It comes from the factory with just the front speakers on, during Bluetooth operation for some reason. But you can change it to all speakers. [ TIMOTHY Nov 23, 2013 ]
If you purchased the unit from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help walk you through the settings on this unit and see if there may be a fix. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer or post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com [ Jeff Nov 23, 2013 ] Staff
The Kenwood DPX500BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and does support the iPhone 5s. [ Jeff Nov 22, 2013 ] Staff
3 answers I bought this unit and finally got around to installing it, but have two technical problems - hoping another owner can help: 1. The descriptions say it offers European tuning, but I cannot get anything but the odd numbered frequencies. Living in Europe, this is a problem - anyone know how to make this feature work? (Yes - I read the manual, etc..) 2. No matter how many ways I've tried, I cannot get the stereo to interface with my 2005 Toyota Camry steering wheel controls. I bought the right and official Crutchfield kit, but no luck. The diagram of the harness in the instructions shows a slightly different wiring harness than is actually there. Appreciate any help anyone might have - thank you! [ Tom Mar 05, 2015 ]
Tom, I purchased this unit just over a year ago for my 2007 Toyota 4 Runner. I live in the states and can not help with your first question. However I also used my steering wheel controls and had to purchase the ASWC-1 kit (if I remember right). Hope this helps. [ PHILIP Mar 08, 2015 ]
I am not familiar with European radio frequencies. I trust that you are within the range of the operating radio boundary, otherwise it won't dial in. [ RAYMOND S Mar 07, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Mar 06, 2015 ] Staff
Yes it's working I have tried. [ Sergey Dec 23, 2014 ]
It worka with my Samsung note 3. Believe it will work with S5. [ Jason Dec 22, 2014 ]
IT SHOULD WORK FINE HAD A LG INTUITION AND WINDOWS ICON WORK WITH MUSIC & PHONE OKAY. [ MICHAEL Dec 22, 2014 ]
I believe so, you can check for compatible phones on Crutchfield web site. my lg tracfone was no problem. just programmed it in. works fine. by the way I love this unit. lot of bang for the buck. easy to install with the supplied instructions from Crutchfield. [ terry Dec 21, 2014 ]
It worked for bt and everything with my s4 except I had problems with the usb [ DANIEL Dec 21, 2014 ]
I assume it will, the radio has formats for iphone and droid. [ RAYMOND S Dec 21, 2014 ]
It should.... It paired with my Sony z2 and nexus 5 without issue. [ PAUL Dec 21, 2014 ]
It should [ TRENTIN Dec 21, 2014 ]
I've bought 2 of these DPX500's refurbished from Crutchfield. They both looked brand new and I haven't had any problems. [ HAROLD May 24, 2014 ]
so far no problems. love the unit. the blue tooth works perfectly. I was a little leery about buying a refurbished unit but I am quite happy with the purchase. the install was very easy with the step by step instructions and install kit. [ terry May 23, 2014 ]
No worries so far from my unit...granted I use it primarily for XM (baseball), CDs and radio so can not tell you if other music features are any good. I also have one phone (Samsung) via blue tooth and that works well. Additionally Crutchfield has a good return policy, I would ask a rep if they would accept a return on a refurbished just in case, if you have concerns or doubts. If you do get it ask them to send you an owner's manual as mine did not come with so had a heck of a time until I asked for, and was sent one via e-mail. Hope this helps. The instructions Crutchfield sends are easy to use.. if you install yourself....I recommend you solder your leads. [ PHILIP May 23, 2014 ]
I purchased item in late Feb '14, since then, no problems with it. The hardest task is learning all the features. The controls are easy to learn. Set up for normal everyday features was not so bad. Pricing was very compatible and after researching different units, this was a good choice. As far as warranty, Crutchfield will honor and back up what they sell. To put your mind at ease, I'm 62 years young and doing it. I also installed it myself with their installation recommendations. Enjoy. [ RAYMOND S May 23, 2014 ]
Had this unit installed in my wife's truck since January of this year and so far no problems. Unit looks brand new and all accessories came as if it was new. Free adapter kit from Crutchfield saved me some $$ too. [ PAUL May 22, 2014 ]
they are as good as new with a warranty. [ DAVID May 22, 2014 ]
I bought a refurb of this unit in January ... no issues at all other than the Toyota interface had screws for th plastic molding that were not long enough and required some "dremel-izing" of hte plastic to work. The unit itself has been flawless (BT interface, mic, everything working fine). [ gregcnc May 22, 2014 ]
Got it back in January. Have not had any issues with the unit at all. They even sent a new hands free mic that was left out of the box no charge. The only minor issue is it is a XM unit so you have to upgrade to get all of the Sirius channels. [ robert May 22, 2014 ]
So far, so good. I have purchased 3 refurbished stereos from Crutchfield: A Pioneer in 2008, a JVC in 2010 and this latest Kenwood this Christmas as a gift. All are working exactly as designed with zero problems to date. Just a note about the Kenwood should you get it... it seems someone at Kenwood has decided that Bluetooth streaming should by default only work through the front channels only. You'll need to go into the setting under "Detailed Set" to change the bluetooth streaming from it default "Front Only" setting to "All" setting. No other issues to note. [ John May 22, 2014 ]
The one I have was packed well from Kenwood and came with a new wire harness and new remote and the radio looks like new. I am very happy. [ CORY May 22, 2014 ]
James, I bought a refurb of this unit and had to send it back because the microphone interface for the bluetooth failed. The problem was in the unit and not the microphone. I traded for the same unit new and it works great. Not sure if this is a common problem but I thought I would mention it. [ Jonathan May 22, 2014 ]