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Kenwood KDC-BT945U

In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA Receiver with Full-Dot LCD Display and Built-in Bluetooth

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Full-Dot LCD Display Receiver

The Kenwood KDC-BT945U is an In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA with Full-Dot LCD display with built-in Bluetooth. White LCD text display, white button lighting, and MP3 ID3 tag display provide an easy to read menu. This receiver also features a built-in tuner with 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets, Sound Excellence DSP, 3-band parametric equalizer with 9 selectable tone curves, Bass boost with two adjustable levels, and the Dual Zone capability feature that allows the playing of separate sources to the front of the vehicle and the rear of the vehicle simultaneously.

Expandability options for this Player are not limited. With the built-in rear USB port, you will have full control with the latest iPods and iPhones, giving you even more playback options. Sirius and XM Satellite radio has two packages if you are interested in those services. HD Radio and full compatibility with your steering wheel controls are just some other expandability options that will satisfy you if you decide to purchase the Kenwood KDC-BT945U Receiver.

 
 
 
 
 

General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Flip-down, detachable face
  • White LCD display with 5 lines of text
  • Wireless remote control included
  • White button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA, and AAC
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • Sound Excellence DSP
  • Selectable car type equalizer adjusts the sound to your particular type of vehicle
  • Digital Time Alignment (DTA) lets you adjust the distance from the driver to each speaker for optimal sound reproduction
  • 3-band parametric equalizer with selectable tone curves (8 Preset, 1 User)
  • Advanced 24-bit digital to analog converter for enhanced audio
  • 0-Bit Mute Circuit
  • Bass boost with two adjustable levels
  • Digital E Crossover features a high-pass filter and a low-pass filter
  • Highway sound mode
  • Dual zone capability

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Integrated Bluetooth: Enables phones, headsets, and portable devices to be paired for audio streaming and hands free calling with included voice microphone
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: Kenwood SIRIUS Package required and sold separately
  • HD Radio Ready: Kenwood KTC-HR300 required and sold separately
  • iPod/iPhone Ready: Standard iPod-to-USB cable will work, however Kenwood recommends the automotive grade KCA-IP101
  • Rear 3.5mm auxiliary input: Enables the connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • CD Changer controls

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking
  • Bluetooth version 2.1 +EDR Certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Supports SMS and A2DP
  • Bluetooth profiles supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile
    • HSP: Headset Profile
    • SPP: Serial Port Profile
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile
    • PBAP: Phone Book Access Profile
    • OPP: Object Push Profile
    • SYNC: Syncronization Profile
  • Works with all compatible Bluetooth that are paired
  • Includes an external wired microphone

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.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and 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.
4 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.
3-band parametric equalizer with selectable tone curves (8 Preset, 1 User)
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.

TFT-LCD Monitor
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.

White
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
White
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
105 dB
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.

Yes

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.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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.
Rear
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.

Rear 3.5mm Audio Input

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.
Optional - SIRIUS (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
Optional
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.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
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.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
Yes
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 Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video 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.
No
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.

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 Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
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
55%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
9%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.3
Kev

Canada

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Great Value!

April 5, 2011

It is amazing how cheap quality decks are these days. Even better, is that this 200 dollar deck pretty much destroys my last 2 decks in features and sound quality that cost like 500 bucks at the time.

Pros
- Easy navigation
- Features
The ones it has are good. They don't load it with a bunch of crap your not going to use just so they can market it as having more features.
- SQ
- Nice EQ customization
- Nice display and navigation through folders and songs on USB flash drives

Cons
- Red led light does not blend in well with the deck
- Poor lcd
I bought this as I did not want a fancy display though the name scrolling has some obvious ghosting which I find annoying. An option to disable scrolling as well as alternate the text would have been nice.
- USB is hit or miss
I wanted plug and play USB, which for the most part it is, though I sometimes have to keep reinserting the flash drive a few times until the deck to properly reads from it. This only is an issue when plugging it in. Once it is read it works fine the entire time it stays plugged in.

It may work better with the software, but I will not have anything to do with crapware on my computer. I wanted pure drag and drop and plug and play (on both ends), and ease of use, and except for the issue above, that is what you can expect with using a flash drive for music instead of discs.

Overall, this deck is awesome. I only described the cons in detail in case there is a chance someone from Kenwood reads this and can fix later on down the road.

If you are reading this because you are thinking of ditching CD's and migrating to USB flash drives instead, DO IT. CD's scratch and skip and digging through disk binders is a pain that we be a thing of the past. Flash drives are dirt cheap,~10 bucks for a 4 gig, which can hold roughly 40 albums in mp3. Get a 16 gig drive and you can load it with a lot of various music for when you feel like a genre change.

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Eli

Manitowoc, WI

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Nice Reciever

January 14, 2011

I find this receiver to be about a 7 out of 10. There is great sound quality, it is definatly much better than any stock radio. There are also many fine adjustments that can be made so the music can fit your style, it also has a very simple setup. It is very easy to control and navigate. The only disadvantage of this receiver is that the screen gets kind of fuzzy when the name of the song scrolls across the screen. It gets quite annoying and really makes it hard to read sometimes. Other than that great head unit.

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Ethan

St. Louis, MO

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Great sonund at a great price

March 24, 2011

I was looking for a new headunit for my car to go along with my new speakers and sub. I found this head unit on other websites for almost 100 more dollars. I found this website and saw they had the same products but almost at half the price. I couldn't be happier at my purchase and will be purchasing a new amp in a couple of weeks. This site is amazing and I wish I found it a long time ago.

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bwymike

Evans, GA

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I love this head unit

March 1, 2011

The best parts of this head unit are the 4 volt pre amp out puts and bluetooth. The BT works great for phone calls but it does have the best sound for music. Overall if you don't use the BT for music it is eas ily the the best head unit for the price!

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Jason

Ankeny, IA

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awsome product

December 2, 2010

I loved this radio and the this company for the great price and timely shipping I shopped around for this particular radio and saved about 100$ buying here. I have since traded the truck and will be looking for this in the future for my new truck.

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Lekan

Canada

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Excellent unit WHEN it works!

April 15, 2011

Pros:
- Excellent Sound Staging features
- Ease of BT phone pairing
- Versatile Unit

Cons:
- The USB source worked half the time. says "reading" but wouldnt work. Had to reset unit to get USB working again.
- Quality of BT call was not too decent even after adjusting Mic Gains and Echo reduction levels

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cody

saugus, CA

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Nice Unit

June 28, 2010

I got this to replace a JVC AVX44 and im definitely impressed with the sound quality improvement. There a few things that could be improved though.

Pros: OUTSTANDING sound quality, very noticeably different and improved over my previous head unit. Tons of audio adjustments, Highway sound, Supreme Sound, not a bad parametric EQ either, time correction etc. Ipod interface is pretty nice, loads flash drives quickly, menus are easy to navigate and it looks awesome in my car.

Cons: When using a flash drive there is no Random All setting, only for each folder. So if you have a bunch of subfolders it wont shuffle through all the folders, only the one you have selected. There is a skip forward button on the unit for USB but no backwards! Granted its not hard to go into the menu and select a folder but is it really that difficult to have that function on the unti?

I havent used the bluetooth yet but the menus are easy to navigate. Over all i would definitely recommend this unit. The music sounds so much crisper and detailed its like hearing songs for the first time all over again. The sound quality easily makes up for the minor drawbacks.

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Jake

Atlanta,IL

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Good Deal

April 20, 2010

This cd player is good because it gives out a very clear sound for my basic system.

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kenneth

nashua, NH

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Great Radio but just not for me

November 27, 2011

I beleive this a great radio but its not really for me its really complicated. It's really hard to set it up. Just not worth the money I paid for it.

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brady

Damascus, OR

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Awesome!!!

August 2, 2011

I love this deck so much. It's got it all. I have had many decks and this one definitely surpasses them all. The sound quality is so good and powerful!

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Duane

Mannford, OK

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Great Head Unit

August 16, 2010

I just bought this a few weeks ago and i have to say the best i have ever seen. The crossover for the subs is perfect. The display is bright and should never have problems reading it. The bluetooth is great when making calls... as soon as u turn on ur car and the HU comes on it downloads ur phone book to it for use of voice dialing and u can scroll thru... By far the best HU i have seen that didnt have a DVD player.

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Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

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Will this fit a 04 camry?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Yes, with the correct installation accessories. The website is already set up to answer this for you; Simply add the headunit to your cart, enter your vehicle information when prompted, and allow the accessories to be added along with the headunit. Said accessories is what is needed to properly install the headunit.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KDC-BT945U

UPC

0019048187734

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

kdcbt945u

Internal Product ID

22916

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-BT945U