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Kenwood KTC-HR300

Add-on HD Radio Tuner Box for Select Kenwood Car Stereos

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This item has been discontinued

Crystal Clear Radio Reception

Get better reception from your radio by upgrading to HD Radio. You will be able to receive clear, CD-quality sound. With the addition of HD Radio to your Kenwood receiver, you will also be able to receive multiple radio stations at particular frequency. Now you can get even more music from your favorite radio station. The Kenwood KTC-HR300 supports iTunes tagging that will save song information on your iPod. The next time that iPod is connected to a computer, the tagged songs will appear in the iTunes music store. If you are looking to get the most out of your Kenwood car stereo, the KTC-HR300 is the perfect way to get HD stations on compatible Kenwood receivers.

Product Features:
  • HD Radio Tuner Box for Select Kenwood Car Stereos
  • Built-in Radio Data System (RDS) receiver
  • iTunes tagging capabilities for audio and visual
  • RBDS Text display: Song title/artist info and other text content appears on stereo's display
  • Stereo RCA outputs
  • KAB to 5-line adapter cable included
  • HD Radio technology for improved sound quality and minimal interference
  • Auto seek, preset station seek and manual tuning modes
  • Preset station memory: 18FM/6AM
  • Information display: station name, song title, artist, name, album, genre and frequency
  • Conditional access support
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty
Compatible with the following head units:

Product History:

Kenwood KTC-HR300 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Kenwood KTC-HR200 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KTC-HR300)
Kenwood KTC-HR100TR thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KTC-HR200)

HD Radio Tuner Specifications

Compatible Brands
This is the manufacturer(s) that the item is compatible with. Unless it is universal, usually the item will only be compatible with the same manufacturer.

For example, a JVC Bluetooth adapter will only work with JVC units. A Pioneer iPod adapter will only work with Pioneer head units.

Kenwood
HD Radio Tuner Type
This denotes whether the HD radio tuner is a add-on tuner for an existing "HD Radio Ready" receiver, or if it is a portable HD radio tuner by itself. The portable HD radio tuners are able to be used without the use of a car receiver, whereas the portable HD radio tuners are able to be used by themselves.
Add-On Tuner Box
Connection Type
How the unit is connected to its source to send and receive information and data.

On some items such as wire or cables, this specifies how the cables connect to transfer the signals.

Manufacturer Specific Cable

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
13%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.4
Features
4.4
Design
4.4
Usability
4.4

Guy

Peoria, AZ

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Amazing Sound

April 19, 2012

I got a whole new Kenwood system for the wife's BMW. It sounds great, but gets even better once the HD kicks in. Not only do you get a cleaner, clearer sound, you get all the extra stations. Only recommend if you live near a large city. In rural area, it wouldn't help you out.

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Shane

Sunnyvale, CA

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Love this unit!!

November 1, 2011

I love the features of this unit. Wish the pre-loading of album art was a bit quicker so you could get past songs quicker. Kenwood, please listen. Other than taht this unit is very versatile and has tons of configuration features to fine tune the sound feild for your specific vehicle!!. Able to tri-amp (which I do) for fronts rear and sub. works fantastically!!

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Chris

Staren Island, Ny

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Love the extra stations...., No additional cost...!

October 31, 2011

Easy to install, more stations, better sound, no monthly payment. What's not to like?

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Peter

Hammond, IN

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WHAT!!!!

January 23, 2011

@ James from Clint, HD radio has nothing to do with trying to compete with Sattelite radio, in my opinion, satellite radio sounds no better than regular radio!!! But HD radio, sounds way better, and I also think your WHOLE problem is (as you mentioned) YOU HAVE HARDLY ANY HD STATIONS) in your area!!! This matters a great deal when trying and using HD radio!!!

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Terry

Galveston, TX

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KTC-HR300

July 20, 2010

I am using this with a Kenwood KDC-MP635 head unit and am very pleased with the performance. The stations are clear and the audio quality is incredible. I held out for a couple of years because of the price to move up to HD, Glad I finally made the jump!

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Gary

Oxon Hill, MD

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HD Radio

March 2, 2010

This an excellent product as an alternate to xm, even though I do have both. The KTC-HR300 has much better reception than the KTC-HR100 it replaced. All in all its a great value for the money. Very satisfied and love Sonic's prices. Would recommend this product.

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seanf

Littleton, CO

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Works Well

November 29, 2009

I am using this with a Kenwood DNX-7019. It works quite well. Compared to Satellite Radio: The sound quality is much better. To my ears, satellite radio sounds over-compressed and shallow. Compared to Normal FM: The sound quality is better and is static free. If the signal is weak, the unit seamlessly switches back to normal FM mode. Most radio stations in large metropolitan areas have an HD counterpart, each of which may have one or two additional, and commercial free stations. The unit gives me the station name and artist, song title, and genre on the screen of my DNX-7019. Unfortunately, the iTunes tagging does not work for me because my head unit does not support the tagging (It is an older model that was discontinued before the KTC-HR300 was released) Overall, I am very satisfied with the KTC-HR300 and would recommend it to anyone who has a Kenwood head unit and lives where there are HD stations. By the way, there are no subscription fees for HD Radio.

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James

Clint, TX

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I wouldn't bother

August 19, 2009

I tried this in two vehicles. The first was a Toyota Sequoia with power antenna and the addition of this HD module rendered the power antenna inoperable. After checking all wiring and trying the head unit stock and with this HD receiver it was definitely something with the HD receiver. I called Kenwood support and they got back to me real quick (kudos there). However, they had not heard of this problem and couldn't help me but make some guesses about grounding through antenna sheath. Nice try but nope. One thing the technician did suggest was installing an antenna power amplifier to get good signal strength; like he knew something was up with the unit. So I boxed it. I broke it out again when installing a second Kenwood system in a Ford Super Duty without power antenna just to see how it worked. Dismal at best. Again an antenna amp may help but then I discovered there are hardly any HD channels in my area anyway. And the automatic switching between HD and SD is annoying. The whole HD radio thing seems preposterous. It's an apparent attempt to compete with satellite radio but cannot compare. I also see no improvement in sound quality due to the extreme compression that HD radio does in order to get signals to fit within frequency band. Me thinks HD radio will go the way of Beta tapes and Toshiba HD DVDs. There may well be a reason you don't see many head-units manufactures jumping on the band wagon with enthusiasm. I should have done more research before trying it. I guess I'll put mine up on eBay and happily drive around with good, solid, strong and dependable standard-def radio.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KTC-HR300

UPC

019048183231

Weight

2.00lbs

Internal SKU

ktchr300

Internal Product ID

18859

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Kenwood KTC-HR300