Released March, 2009
The Pros:Allows you to fine-tune the audio well. IPod integration is fast and easy to work with. Rear inputs make setup very clean, no hanging wires.
The Cons:Remote is missing a button for going through playlists on an iPod. Need to fold down the front to access the CD, unnecessarily awkward.
The Kenwood KDC-MP642U is a car receiver released by Kenwood in 2009, retailing at $190. It plays the usual CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files.
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It gives iPod control through its USB input, and is compatible with Kenwood's Bluetooth® adapter, satellite radio, and HD Radio™ tuner, so users have the option of adding hands-free calling and extra entertainment options to their system. Users can browse through their iPod folders through the receiver's display and using the receiver's control wheel. This receiver also includes a remote control. This is $20 extra over the price of Kenwood KDC-MP442U, but has a 3 line display whereas the other one has a single line display.
- Flip TDF (Theft Deterrent Faceplate)
- Full Dot Multi-Line Display
- Spectrum Analyzer
- Music Search
- Favorite Memory
- Rotary Encoder for Easy Operation
- Key Illumination (Blue)
- Manual Dimmer Function (2Step)
- Supplied with Remote Control Unit
- Maximum Output Power : 50W x 4
- 2.5V 3 Preouts
- Source Tone Memory
- Front AUX Input with Input Sensitivity Adjust
- Attenuator (-20dB) with Smooth Volume Return
User Reviews (1)
allows you to fine-tune the audio well
iPod integration is fast and easy to work with
rear inputs make setup very clean, no hanging wires
enough preouts for multiple amplifiers
output signal is very loud and clean, makes the most of OEM speakers
remote is missing a button for going through playlists on an iPod
need to fold down the front to access the CD, unnecessarily awkward
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