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Kenwood KDC-BT318U

Single-Din Bluetooth Car Stereo w/ Pandora & iHeart Radio Support, iPod Control & Remote

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Kenwood KDC-BT362U

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General Features:

  • Kenwood KDC-BT318U In-Dash Receiver
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • Detachable face plate
  • Remote control included
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • CD/CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA Playback
  • 18FM/6AM presets
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • Compatible with Pandora internet radio
    • Stream, skip and rate tracks straight from the head unit
  • Access iHeart Radio via USB or Bluetooth
  • Select from 9 Equalizer settings
    • Drive EQ
      • Reduces road noise
    • Top 40
    • Powerful
    • Rock
    • Pop
    • Easy
    • Jazz
    • Natural
    • User
      • Customize bass, middle and treble settings
  • 3.5mm Front Aux Input
  • Front USB Input
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a external wired microphone for clear, convenient talking

Expandability Options:

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-BT365U Car Receiver)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KDC-BT362U)

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
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 Rear)
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
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.

LCD Text 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
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.
90 dB

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
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
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
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
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
1
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 Audio Input

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
No

Expandability Features

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.
iPhone (iOS)
Android
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.
Yes
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.

Universal (Accessory required and sold separately)
  • PAC ControlPro: PAC ControlPRO Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • Axxess ASWC-1: Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface

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.
iPhone 5 Compatible
iPhone 6 Compatible
iPhone 7 Compatible
Audio Playback
Pandora Control
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
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.

iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 7th Generation (16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 5th Generation (16, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
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.
Audio Playback
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.
Yes (via 3.5mm Auxiliary Input)
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.
No

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
65%
4 Star
26%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.5
Features
4.6
Design
4.5
Usability
4.5
Paul

cal

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New deck and 4

January 9, 2015

The deck works perfect exactly like it said it was easy to put in as long as you have the harness and I really didn't need the stereo kit for my application hooked it up and it sounds like a dream easy fast would buy again from this company. after I do one bazooka tube upgrade and plug in my external mic for D hands free I'll be rocking and rolling.

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Richard

Folsom, CA

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nice stereo

December 26, 2014

I installed this in my old subaru outback. What a way to freshen up an older car for my newly licensed son. All up to date. Pairs easily, buttons that are understandable and easy to reach, and streams without any problems. The display dims, but the rest is either on or off. I would like to dim the whole face to match the dash brightness. Oh well. I like it much better than a more expensive stereo in another car.

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david

PUYALLUP, WA

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great product

January 1, 2015

Good deal, nice features and specs. Bought for sons truck, love the bluetooth feature.

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jesus

kansas city, MO

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Kenwood radio

December 24, 2014

This is a great radio. Bought this for my sons car and he loves it. Love the bluetooth to be able to play his music from his phone with no cord.

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Lorenzo

suisun, CA

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good product

November 19, 2014

i highly recommend this product, easy to use, easy to install, and is completely worth the money

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Patrick

Sarasota, FL

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Kenwood Car Sterio a Great Buy

February 13, 2015

This car stereo was a great buy from Sonix Electronics, pricing included mounting bracket and wiring harness that were extra cost at local electronics store. Installation with Sonix how to video on You Tube. Great sound in an older vehicle. I am very happy with purchase and recommend this to others. Be sure to watch the video for your vehicle.

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Jose Luis

Covina, CA

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Great Stereo!

July 14, 2014

This stereo improved the sound of my 2013 Mazda Miata. It added Bluetooth to use my cellphone with an external mic which I placed on top of the dash which people have said sounds good when they are talking to me. The stereo itself looks beautiful and it looks like an upgrade over my stock radio. Sound was greatly improved and mids and highs are a lot clearer over the stock radio. Lows also improved slightly which I am happy with. The phone volume is separate from the music volume which is a good feature I've noticed others point out. I've music over Bluetooth and it sounds really good. I am one happy customer and I definitely recommend this Kenwood stereo. No complaints at all.

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nissan truck

Elko Mn

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Low End BT

January 9, 2015

Good low end unit but it will noy stream music to 4 channels over the BT link, only the 2 fronts channels as a fyi.

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christopher

fredricksburg, TX

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Nice head unit

November 8, 2014

This is a good stereo. It has a modest amount of bells and whistles. It also offers expandability if one should want to go beyond its on board amplifiers. However it drives speakers well on its own.

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Lionel

Hampton, VA

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Great radio

December 22, 2014

This head unit is very nice. Great sounds and lots of features that are easy to access and use . Blue tooth functionality is good once synced to your smart phone for both talking and listening to music. Love the ability to do PANDORA. The blue of the face plate is rather bright and distracting at night though, could stand to be a little less in your face.

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Robert

Columbus, GA

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Kenwood radio

December 15, 2014

this product is very easy to use has been really really awesome. this product has enhanced my vehicle greatly. love the phone feature it's awesome.

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Terry

Fayetteville, NC

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excellent bargain

January 12, 2015

I recommend this system because of all the features and benefits like the bluetooth for safe handsfree calling for my daughter when she's driving along pandora,iheart and USB.
Pros:wireless music streaming and great sound
Cons: none

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Roy

Peabody, MA

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fantastic radio for the price

February 7, 2015

Great sound easy to use i would by another one if I needed it.

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Kay

AL

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Great stereo, and it was on SALE!!

January 5, 2015

Bought this for my husband for Christmas. He put it in that day, quite easily. He absolutely LOVES it. The Bluetooth works flawlessly with his phone. It looks great, sounds great, and was on sale when I got it, so the price was excellent. All around good product, I would recommend it to anyone.

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Chandra

Troy, MI

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Very Very Good Product

December 4, 2014

I recently installed this in my 2006 Camry. It is very easy to install (This is my first DIY on any auto & took only 20 min). I really enjoy all the features I was missing before like MP3 playback, Aux Input, USB and more importantly Hands free calling. I am really happy with the purchase.

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Scott

Oskaloosa, IA

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kenwood kdc-bt318u

March 11, 2015

I have owned other kenwood products and been very happy just like this one very nice radio for the money.

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Grisel

converse, TX

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Easy...

January 19, 2015

i installed this unit on my daughters car, she loves it...now she wants the others speakers to sound better, guess a dad's work is never done..lol

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BEVERLY

Mansfield Center, CT

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Great sound

January 2, 2015

I got this radio for christmas. It has a built in equalizer to control the soundto your prefrence. Very happy with it.

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ERIC

SHREVEPORT, LA

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good deal

December 29, 2014

Just what I was looking for to upgrade my moms out of date deck.

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Gordon

Ukiah, CA

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Kenwood KDC-BT318U

September 23, 2014

I was surprised to find this item at Wal-Mart for the same price I paid for it. Then asked, by Sonic, to review it--where I found it had 'dropped' in price. I trust Sonic, and their merchandise always arrives on time! For the price, it is suitable. I am a bit disappointed in the FM tuner, even run by a 200W amp. The CD player never misses a beat, sound quality is great.

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AR

Aurora, OH

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Great stereo

March 5, 2015

I installed this unit on my street glide. Fit and finish are great and the features all work nicely. I used the metra kit and the aswc-1 controller and all worked out perfect... still have all my hand controls on the bike. Love it... bluetooth works flawlessly.

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toolcats1

SCRANTON, KS

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decent radio

December 24, 2014

Hooked up quickly great sound. Bluetooth works great. Good quality for the price

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Jeremy

Marion, AR

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Great radio

March 19, 2015

Replaced the factory eom radio in my Honda del sol. Very easy to install. The radio is amazing. Links with easy to our iPhones. Even allows for multi pairing at the same time. Easy to set up and move swiftly from its various features. A great investment.

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Yuungtran

Phoenix, AZ

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Great price, nice stereo, perfect sounds.

November 22, 2014

Have it, great price and stereo with great sounds. Recommend for people with medium budget.

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Roger

WaldronWaldron, IN

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New system

January 24, 2015

Thanks for the product installed in minutes after removing another aftermarket radio. Works great Bluetooth is wonderful.

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george

west palm beach, FL

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Kenwood BT audio

July 27, 2014

I was looking for a unit that would connect my android phone wirelessly and this one did the trick. It allows me to connect any music or radio app on my Moto X android including the advertised Pandora and Iheartradio. It really works well with the BT connected phone and remote mic works great. No bad background noise if the windows are closed and receiver, cd and ipod connections work great as well. For the price cannot find a unit better. Sonic added all the right stuff for the install and had it connected in less than 30 minutes. I looked for this same unit at multiple locations but Sonic also had the best price and I love the idea of the return policy even if I haven't used it yet.

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juice

baxley, ga.

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excellent product

May 26, 2014

Easy installation, performs to expactations, delivers high quality sound ,all around a great buy.

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Ken

Wilson, NC

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Kenwood

January 9, 2015

This product was as described and at a GREAT price which was the selling point. I already had a Kenwood system but this offered so much more I couldn't pass up on it.

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Derek

Tulsa, OK

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A Very Good Deal

December 1, 2014

A really good CD, radio, blue tooth, mp3 player for the $. I've checked around. Works good, great value, I like it.

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heidi

troy, MT

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stereo

March 16, 2015

Didn't come with the mount. Said it fit my car but does not without the mount

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Arnaldo

Springfield, MA

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good item

April 19, 2015

bought for my daughter's car she loves it. great product . thanks sonic electronix.

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Josh

Amarillo, TX

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Good affordable Bluetooth deck!

January 9, 2015

Clean powerful sound, especially for the price; much better than an older Pioneer I replaced. Changing audio settings takes some getting used to but works fine. Bluetooth synced right up with my iPhone with no problems and connects automatically when I get in the car. Microphone sounds good for hands free talking. Love the USB and aux cable jack in front. Very happy with this product.

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JEFFREY

newport news, VA

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NOT SO GREAT

May 21, 2015

I would not recommend this product. It has no provision for connecting rear speakers on my Road Glide ultra.

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Rebecca

Florence, AZ

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Great Value!!

February 8, 2016

Great product .. very reliable stereo..I absolutely love Kenwood product very durable and long lasting.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

PAC ControlPRO SWI-CP5 Steering Wheel Control Interface

Steering Wheel Control Interface for Alpine, JVC, Clarion, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, Jensen Radios and More

Your Price $64.95

Axxess ASWC-1

Universal steering wheel control interface with automatic programming

Your Price $51.99

Axxess AXM-USB-LTNG

Apple Lightning to USB Charge and Sync Cable

Your Price $6.99

Axxess AXM-I5USBFL1

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I have always had good luck with kenwood stereos
Gerald H on Apr 1, 2015
good value as well as the features i was looking for
Ed F on Mar 28, 2015
good radio with options an for a good price money well spent
Kasey P on Mar 29, 2015
I purchased this stereo to upgrade the stereo in my honda civic. Good deck for a good price.
Jason M on Mar 7, 2015
does it show the time?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: It does show the time - the mic is a nice touch as well when using the bt phone feature or when you are doing a google search on your phone.... nothing like handless ...
Reply · Report · george r on Aug 2, 2014
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Do you need a separate adapter to connect the auxiliary to the stereo or does it come with the kit?
A shopper on Dec 20, 2014
Best Answer: The radio has a headphone style jack and a USB port right on the front. No adapter needed. Also has Bluetooth connectivity. A great radio with all the real features anyone needs.
Reply · Report · Gonzalo C on Dec 21, 2014
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play music from a usb drive?
Ron C on Feb 1, 2015
Best Answer: If your question is, "will the Kenwood KDC - BT 318U play music from a USB" the answer is yes. You will need to load the music into the USB from the computer, either PC or Mac. The USB port is on the front right side looking at the deck.
Reply · Report · Jason B on Feb 1, 2015
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what additional products will i need to install this, Kenwood KDC-BT318U, in my 2000 chevy impala? wiring harness? install kit??

thanks,
rob
robert m on Dec 21, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

The website is designed to show you the accessories needed, and essentially answer your question. 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.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Dec 21, 2014
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How do you connect to the Subwoofer? Since this model only has 2 paired RCA outputs?
Deborah B on Nov 30, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Deborah,

Assuming the 2 Pairs are already being used, then you cannot connect a subwoofer. Technically you can split the RCAs, but that will decrease the performance. Alternatively, you can also use a Line Out Converter, like the Kicker KISLOC , to take the headunit's High Level Speaker Wires and change them to usable RCA. Short of upgrading the headunit, the Kicker KISLOC is your best option.
Kicker KISLOC
Kicker KISLOC
Reply (1) · Report · Customer SStaff on Nov 30, 2014
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Will this radio connect to my Pandora with out any other equipment??
Dennis W on Nov 21, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Dennis,

The 'Pandora Feature' utilizes an existing App from a Smart Phone Device. The 'Feature' implies that you car able to control [i.e. Skip, Thumbs Up/Down, & Play/Pause] the app from the headunit. NO extra "equipment" is needed if you are using an ANDROID device, as the headunit will accept Bluetooth. Apple products, however, will require the device's specific cable to USB.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Nov 22, 2014
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will it work with a 2005 nissan maxima bose system?
kyle r on Dec 7, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Kyle,

Any headunit with at least 4 Preouts (Two Pairs) - like the KDC-BT318U - will work with the Bose System in that vehicle. This is mainly due to the Harness that your vehicle calls for, not so much the system. The harness that our system will load out is the Metra 70-7551. Of which, uses Four RCA Connections to send the Bose system a solid low level signal for it properly amplify.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=76464&picture_id=2007301
Metra 70-7551
Metra 70-7551
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Dec 7, 2014
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how hard to instl on 2006 mustang?
ben t on Apr 20, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Ben,

We've been installing for decades, so obviously we are going to say the instal is "simple". =] . However, it would be irresponsible for us to Assume what your set of skills are. So, please do a bit of homework to help you establish the simplicity of the install in relation to your ability. We will submit your question still, just to get a bit of feedback, hopefully.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 21, 2015
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I left my car in a airport parking place and when I picked it up the radio showed PROTECT. I don't know what they did or how to get my to time and Tuner. Radio is Model KDC-BT 318u. How do I get rid of it?
Charlotte N on Feb 1, 2015
Best Answer: “PROTECT” appears and no operations can be done.

Check to be sure the terminals of the speaker wires are insulated properly, then reset the unit. If this does not solve the problem, consult your nearest service center.
Reply · Report · Kevin P on Feb 1, 2015
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Is this unit new or refurbished?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2014
Best Answer: This unit is open box.
Reply · Report · Julia CStaff on Dec 3, 2014
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is it compatible with the iphone 6?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2014
Best Answer: It works great with the iPhone 5 so I would assume it would work with the 6. I have tried it with multiple to please iphones and Droid products and it worked with all of them.
Reply · Report · Jeremy M on Nov 7, 2014
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Does it receive and play HD ?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2015
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Jan 5, 2015
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mounting kit recommended?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Mounting Kits [aka Dash Kits] are Not universal. They are Vehicle Specific. So, unfortunately. we can't just recommend a random part number. However, our system will load the Vehicle Specific dash kit into your cart 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.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Dec 3, 2014
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when does this distort? about how much volume out of how every many it has
A shopper on Nov 27, 2014
Best Answer: I keep it at 30 when it goes to 35 I believe it seems to me that around 33-35 it puts out dirty power and distorts
Reply · Report · Adam M on Nov 28, 2014
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KDC-BT318U

Weight

4.00lbs

Internal SKU

kdcbt318u

Internal Product ID

76464

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-BT318U