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Kenwood KDC-MP345U

In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA Car Stereo Receiver with Remote, Front Panel USB and Aux Inputs

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Kenwood KDC-348U

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Solid and Reliable iPod Playback

The Kenwood KDC-MP345U is a CD/MP3/WMA Car Stereo that includes a wireless remote control and front auxiliary inputs. Not only does it have the front auxiliary input, it is also equipped with a front USB port, allowing you to connect your iPod, while providing a charge, full controls, and playback of your iPod through the receiver. Kenwood’s MP345U Receiver has many other great features as well such as a detachable face for security, built-in tuner with 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets, 14 segment/8 digit fluorescent display for enhanced viewing, MP3 ID3 Tag Display which will display the title, artist, and album according to what you are listening too, and many more. This CD player also comes with some cool audio features; you can control the bass, mid range, and treble separately, adjust the bass boost, and has system Q sound control with pre-programmed curves. If you’re looking for a good in-dash receiver with plenty of features that won’t break the bank, the Kenwood KDCMP345U receiver will not let you down.

 
 

General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • iPod USB direct connectivity via your standard iPod-to-USB connection cable allows you to charge, control, and playback your iPod through the receiver and stereo system
  • Detachable face
  • 14 Segment/8 Digit Fluorescent display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue and red button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • Tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • Attenuator (-20dB) with smooth volume return
  • System Q sound control with pre-programmed tone curves
  • Subwoofer level and low pass filter adjustable
  • Bass boost
  • Separate bass, mid range, and treble control
  • Source tone memory
  • Low-pass filter

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear/subwoofer)
  • iPod Ready: Apple USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: USB Port allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-355U)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-352U)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-348U)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-MP345U)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-MP342U)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-MP338)
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In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Detachable
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
Yes
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
22 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
2 Pairs (Front and Switchable Rear/Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2.5 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
EQ3 (3-band parametric equalizer)
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

Fluorescent Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Blue
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue and Red
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm

Monitor Screen Features

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

No
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
No
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
No
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

No
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

3G iPod (10, 15, 20, 30 & 40GB)
4G iPod (20 & 40GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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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
73%
4 Star
24%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.8
Usability
4.6
Barry

Spring Hill, FL

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Nice unit

December 6, 2010

Bought this unit for my daughters first car that she drives to college. She says it's a nice unit, but wishes you could change playlist via the unit itself

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jerry

rocky mount, NC

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All I wanted, good price as well!

June 9, 2010

I just got it in the mail today. I got it on time. I had ordered something else and had to call sonicelecytonix and they were very helpful, understanding and polite. Awesome customer survice. But, to the point, this was a good deal. The set it easy to put together and sounds amazing. Plays all my usb drives, hardrives, cellphone, ipod, mp3 player music. Made my stock system sound even better. Looks nice. Easy to work with. Pops right off so you can hide it or take it with you. Great deal. I saw some in an audio store, same one, for 169.99.

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james

columbia, SC

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great deal

April 21, 2011

I would recommend this stereo to anyone looking for a great deck at a great price.

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1TonRunner

Sierras CA.

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Best

April 4, 2011

Its the best damn radio for the price, comes with everything you could possibly need for a single sub system. The menus are a bit tricky but you get used to it quickly. I have 3 of them, one in my daily driver, one in the beater, and one in the wheeler that is constanly surrounded by super fine dust... 2 years still no problems.

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russell

ludington, MI

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Great except display

September 20, 2010

I am very happy with this head unit except the screen is very difficult to read whenever the sun is out whether I have it set to dimmed mode or not. Everything else about this unit is EXCELLENT. I would in future get one of the "blue" screens with white text for a head unit display.

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Spencer

Chicago, Il

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KENWOOD kdc-mp345u

January 18, 2011

I have owned this head unit for quite some time now and it does everything I need it to, the USB port is nice to have because it automatically tunes your iPod/MP3 player just like iTunes does so there's no playing with the sound controls. It made my stock 6x9s sound clearer and crisper with no distortion. And even though I bought mine from B*** B** for $160 I still think it was worth every penny it also runs my 2 12" Alpine Type R's like a dream.

I recommend this head unit to anyone with serious audio equipment

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Candace

Arcadia, WI

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Great Value for sure

January 3, 2011

I really love this stereo system. I love the mp3 playing ability. I bought a 1990 mazda miata b4 summer and the stereo was pretty bad...My husband installed this and it was so nice. I ended up ordering new speakers because this stereo was blowing out my old crappy speakers in my miata. I also ordered speakers from sonixelectronix....I will have to say I would for sure buy from them again!! Great product!!! My husband wants the same stereo for his car now after hearing mine :)

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gary

Redmond, OR

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Great product

December 23, 2010

Great radio for the price. We purchased it to replace the failing OEM radio in our '98 Durango. Has features that are found in much more pricey units. It has a UBS port in front for use with an ipod. Interface works well.

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Tyler

Roseville, CA

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great head unit

November 30, 2010

This product is very easy to use, and I especially enjoy the subwoofer control with low pass filter.

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matt

syosset, NY

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awesome

October 9, 2010

Excellent radio...I had previously owned a Kenwood (132) and it died after 3 years. I purchased the extended warranty with this radio, and so far everything has worked like a charm. The USB port is handy and the fact that it came with a free remote made this an awesome buy. Overall quality is great, and would recommend this to anyone looking for a Kenwood who doesn't want to break the bank.

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Yup

LA

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Nice radio

October 7, 2010

Sweet radio. Functions well. Wish it had amp controls but w.e. Nice for the price and works good with the iPhone.

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Stewart

Waynesville, NC

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Great product, Good Value.

August 18, 2010

Has met my expectations for a replacement system for my truck. I do recommend it to anyone looking for an in-dash replacement. The only negative for me is that the clock does not display with the radio off and the truck ignition on.

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Midwest SPL Customs

South Beloit, IL

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Great Overall Value

August 11, 2010

I have installed this stereo in many cars and hopefully will in many more to come. For the price you cant beat the dual RCA outputs and the USB port. Also the search function works great on iPods! All of my customers loved this stereo and it was also very easy to get use to. Highly recommended!

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Andrew

Lawton,OK

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Awesome!!!

April 16, 2010

This system sounds awesome!!! I installed this on a 1996 Dodge Intrepid with the factory Infinity sound system. If you have the Infinity Speakers and it sounds bad, it is definitely the head unit, that head unit is not even half the quality of the speakers. This unit has very deep bass with the bass booster. The bass booster has two levels, and off. I personally think that the level 1 sounds better, but that is up to you. I was worried when I ordered this unit because it was a cheap price, but do not be afraid, this is an awesome unit. I love the Scoshe installation kit, it makes it SO easy. You can sit down at the dining table with the soldering iron, solder,shrink tubing, lighter and electrical tape and you are done in 15-20 minutes. I highly recommend taping the wires into a bundle. It looks like a professional did the wiring after that is done. The dash kit is great too. It looks very professional!!! Sonic Electronix has great prices and is very easy to order. I will recommend Sonic Electronix to all my friends.

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Taylor

Harrison, OH

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very nice

March 24, 2010

Easy install, looks good, seems to perform nice

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John

Arlington, Texas

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Amazing

December 29, 2011

This Headunit is just outstanding. I love it so much it made my speakers so much louder and alot better in the SQ department, Just simply amazing.

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ruel

lehigh acres, FL

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awesome radio

June 13, 2011

I bought this radio 2 mths ago and i did not regret it. I install it in my 04 Sorento and make my factory radio sound like crap! Features r nice but u have to play around with it to know it well. I hook up my iPod which have 2 options of USB or AUX and they work awesome and u could use ur iPod to scroll through ur musics instead of radio itself. For the price, Im very happy

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Jose

Dallas, TX

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great deal

January 27, 2011

this product is exceptional you can use other devices suchas an iPod or mp3 player.

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Michael

Gypsum, CO

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Perfect

January 27, 2011

Love this head unit. It fit right in my 2006 Escape, no problem. Wired my subs and front speakers without any trouble whatsoever. In fact, I bought another one of this exact model for my father for last Christmas.

My favorite feature: the hands on iPhone control. I've been in contact with those receivers that force you to search for your songs via the knob, and I HATE them. This receiver thankfully has an option to turn that off- as I cannot be arsed to multitask something as important as driving and scrolling through 10000 songs on my iPhone.

The bad: It will not play voice calls through the speakers in the car, and will mess up your call if you plug it in whilst talking. Also, sometimes is fussy with ipods/iphones it has not plugged into yet.

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sturdyoldman

Switzerland

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December 7, 2010

I'm not sure if I just dident install it write but the accessory that came with it fit my car but didn't have the right screw holes but orher than that the radio is amazing and I finally worked my way around getting it to fit now it looks cool and has great quality

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brett

Port Orchard, WA

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Great price and works great

December 2, 2010

Great price and works great. Has all the features I need, it's easy to operate and looks good too.

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Nate

Brookfield, WI

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Nice Deck

November 2, 2010

This deck is nice. Put one in for my friend. Has an easy install.

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Preston

Portland, OR

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Kenwood KDC-MP345U

November 1, 2010

I would recommend this to deck to anyone.
My car is a 2003 civic, with the install kit and wiring kit it fit right and looks good.
The deck sounds great even with the stock speakers.
I really like the USB port ( can use flash drive or MP3 player).
The only downside I have found is it is hard to see the display in bright sunlight.
The value of this deal was great. $120.00

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JASON

Azle, TX

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Awesome deal

October 26, 2010

Kenwood deck works great........got one for my Superduty.......I liked it so much that I ordered another one for my Polaris Ranger.....awesome features.....really bumps

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Tido

New Roads, LA

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Awesome Head Unit

October 8, 2010

For the price I paid for this head unit, the quality and easy use has got this Kenwood extremely under rated. I own one and love the clear quality of sound that my speakers have now. So all i can say if you need a great head unit to start off with, this would easily be a great buy.

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jorge

davenport, FL

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Brutal

October 6, 2010

All I have to say about this product is, for the money and for the work it does this is one of the best or even the best stereo in its price range, easy to use, nice features, only one thing is if you plan on using older ipods for this system dont go after the nano 1st gen because it will not read it i have an ipod mini and it wont read it even though the specs say it will.

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Jeffrey

Bradenton, FL

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Great head unit

September 13, 2010

No complaints. Nice features. What can I say...it is a Kenwood. Great product for the price.

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Jimmy

Myrtle Beach, SC

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Great stereo for the money

September 10, 2010

I have had this stereo in my truck for just over 6 months now. The USB feature is fantastic. I just load my music files and off I go. No fancy connectors, just music. The stereo has a lot of features and it takes some time to figure all of them out. If you are patient and learn how to use the features, you will find out what a gem this thing is.

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Adam

Canada

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Fantastic!

May 16, 2010

Definitely an amazing unit. It retails for $350 here (Toronto), so the price is amazing. I purchased it today, and installed it tonight. It is so easy to install that I (I have never installed a deck in my life) installed it in 30 minutes, by flashlight. Seriously loud, and makes even factory speakers sound amazing.

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Eldin

Carmichael, CA

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Excellent cd player

May 7, 2010

I just received my cd player yesterday and couldn't wait to install it. I was blown away how good it made my stock honda speakers sound, how many adjustments you have and how well the usb direct works. I am using a 8gb flash drive and reads my music with ease. I am so happy with this purchase and thank you Sonicelectronix for fast shipment, great price and a great product. You have a customer for life.

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Vik

Hyannis, MA

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great CD/iPod player

April 20, 2010

this is one of the best CD player's I have ever owned, the price was a bargain compared to local retail stores but this head unit is packed full of features. The iPod connection is fantastic, my Touch works perfectly with it and on top of that the sound quality is amazing, especially with all of the tweaking you can do. Also, this unit pumps out plenty of power, my speakers can get so much louder and clearer than before. I recommend buying this system.

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Pedro

bakersfield, CA

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Great Value!!!

May 4, 2011

Nice stereo for the price. I bought this one for my pick up and its probably one of the easiest stereos to use I've ever purchased.

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Patrick

Nashville, TN

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works great

April 16, 2011

The only issue I have with this head unit is that it starts clipping at a lower volume than other pieces i've had. still sounds pretty nice for the price.

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david

chicago,il

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great value!!

January 5, 2011

It is the best car stereo ever, I love it!!

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DriftMachine

Lake Park, FL

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Front usb is nice but has its cost

November 25, 2010

For the most part this deck is awesome. My only complaints is accessing the folders. On the deck you can only skip forward or use the index feature. To skip back a folder you have to use the remote.

My other complaint is for the USB connection. After 6 months of use, the port becomes loose and the USB face plate needs to be replaced.

The sound customization options are really good. Has good bass response.

I bought this deck for the USB access. The cheapest brand name available, so for value I give it 5 stars.
The design needs a back button and the USB needs to be designed to last.
It fails on the durability

My advice to anyone who wants USB, is to buy a deck with rear USB. You can always replace a cable, but finding a face plate can be impossible rendering this deck useless for USB once the port is broken.

I still own the deck, but the USB does not work any more unless the car is parked. I will be getting another deck soon.

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Kip

Oregon

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Very Satisfied

October 25, 2010

Very happy with the functioning of the unit. Occasional glitch on USB thumb drive which requires power off/on to fix. I listen to a lot of audio books copied to flash drive, and one problem is that the files are not sorted using the full name, only the first 8 or 10 characters, so that renaming is sometimes required to get the chapters to play in order.
Have applied the software update, but that doesn't solve the problem.

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Jason

Azle Texas

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GREAT ITEM

May 3, 2010

I put this Kenwood in my 2007 F250 ext cab. It made the factory speakers sound awesome!!! This unit is great with my subwoofer I added. Great job Kenwood and Sonic!!!!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KDC-MP345U

UPC

019048185952

Weight

4.00lbs

Internal SKU

kdcmp345u

Internal Product ID

22094

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 KDC-MP345U