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Kenwood DPX501BT

Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash CD/AM/FM/Digital Media Receiver w/ Front 3.5mm & USB Auxiliary Inputs, Siri Eyes Free, and Android Audio Playback

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General Features:

  • Kenwood DPX501BT Bluetooth In-Dash Receiver
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • Speaker Impedance: 4 - 8Ω
  • 13 Digit + 8 Digit 1.5Line LCD Display
  • Variable Color Illumination
  • Remote control included
  • Manual Dimmer Control Function (on/off)
  • CD Signal to Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01% (1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 90 dB
  • Channel Separation: 85 dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • CD/CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets, w/ RBDS Radio Text
  • Compatible with Apple iPhone 6/6+ and iOS 8 software
  • AOA2 Support (Android Open Accessory Protocol V2)
    • Download "Kenwood Music Play" App & Connect via USB
  • 3-band parametric equalizer with 8 selectable tone curves (7 Preset, 1 User)
  • 3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input
  • Front USB Input
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 3 Sets of 2.5V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Subwoofer level adjustment
  • Bass Boost / Loudness Control
  • Built-in LPF/HPF

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth V2.1+EDR /Bluetooth 3.0
  • Auto pairing function for iPhone & Android via USB
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • PBAP: Phone Book Access Profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list of the mobile phone directly from the car stereo
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
    • OPP: Object Push Profile for sending basic "objects" such as pictures and other virtual material
    • SPP: Serial Port Profile provides a wireless replacement for RS-232 based serial communications
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a (external wired/built-in) microphone for clear, convenient, distortion-free talking

Expandability Options:



Check out the Kenwood DPX501BT User Manual

Product History:

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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.

Double DIN
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.
No
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.
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.
3-Band
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.

Variable Colors
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Variable
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.

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.
Yes
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
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.
Front
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

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.
iPhone (iOS)
Android
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 - SiriusXM (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.
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.
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.

Yes
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

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
47%
4 Star
47%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.6
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.4
Jake

Lenoir, NC

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Love the bluetooth

July 26, 2015

I did a lot of research before I bought a radio for my car, this was the best bang for the buck I could find. I love the large volume knob, it's just the right size to always be within reach. I especially love the Bluetooth, and the microphone works great, though it does need to be set up in the settings or the other person won't hardly hear or understand. Overall, great radio, goes REALLY loud, and almost no distortion from it

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shadowmonk

Mulvane, KS

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Good value

July 11, 2015

Overall this is a quality head unit for those who do not want or need the fancy touch screens. It has enough pre-outs to allow for some versatile setups and a good selection of features to keep most people happy.

The only real downsides I have discovered are the over-simplified equalizer (which is to be expected) and the difficulty viewing the screen during the daytime with a majority of the color options available.

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tony

kentucky

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October 25, 2015

I love all Kenwood products and this radio is the absolute best!

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David

Bettendorf, IA

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Good for the money

November 3, 2015

The menus can be a little confusing and adjusting the phone settings you have to be on a phone call which is strange. The screen is also not very bright which is annoying during the day time. Other than those minor things it has been solid and sounds god. My wife loves hands free and BT music.

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Beaver

Lafayette, CO

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Epic

October 31, 2015

I've been out of the car audio scene for a while & decided to do a budget build in my '03 xCab Tacoma. I'm doing it in stages. I paired this head unit with some NVX 5.25 separates (which take a bit of patience to install in this truck - especially with no speaker adapters) and Quart Onyx 5x7 coax. That said, the Quarts are right next to me and not in the truck yet...so I'll need to update this once I get 'em in. A sub is coming next. And at the moment it's needed badly.

Anyhoo, this is a review of the head unit. I'm having a hard time finding anything I don't like about it. I needed expanded functionality, and I got that many times over. I bought 2 stubby 32 gig USB sticks to have plenty of music for driving. The unit has no problem playing or surfing the folders. Bluetooth functionality with my HTC EVO 3D is comprehensive even though I'd read these 2 might not work well together. I can even access my phonebook from the head unit & make calls through voice commands. Sub out is nice. Menu feature set is rich. Power seems to be a true 22W RMS - purely seat of pants feel. I don't think I'm going to bother with an amp when I add a sub. The head unit provides plenty of power for an xcab - especially when not asking it to provide for more than modest midbass.

The remote is well-designed, but the lag (~1 sec) to the head unit will limit its use. Maybe a future firmware fix will help?

I haven't used the mic yet, but it's going into place tomorrow.

For the money, this is simply an epic deal. There's a learning curve to the unit, and it's probably better experienced when parked, but when mastered it's a delight to use. I'll update a bit later as again I have some additions yet to install. But as of right now, expense considered, I'd give this one a solid 7 out of 5!

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Alex

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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November 2, 2015

Good product ! I have replaced both my car stereos with this model....the Bluetooth is amazing and the sound is good without having to spend too much....recommended

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Larry

Albuquerque, NM

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Excellent Deck

November 21, 2015

I replaced the factory radio from a Mustang with the Shaker 500, with this unit man what a difference. The sound is 100 times better. I had to do a lot of research on how to install this deck in my Mustang since the Shaker has two amps and teo factory subwoofers. You will need a 1.5K resistor from radio shack 5 for $3.00. you have to connect it to the ant remote otherwise every time your deck turns on it makes a popping noise. this resistor took care of that. Everything works perfect and it look great. The sound is amazing compared to the OEM.. I always buy Kenwood. I highly recommend this unit if you are looking for a great double din deck. I paid $10.00 more then, now it is $10.00 less. If yuo have a 2006 Mustang GT with the Shaker 500 you dont need the antenna adaptor.

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Gene

Atlanta, GA

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I've had it almost a year now

December 3, 2015

My old Lexus stereo died. They wanted almost $600 for a factory replacement that did not have bluetooth, or could read mp3 encoded disks. Not doing it. Found this unit and like it because it had a large volume knob, easy to reach buttons and a relatively simple interface.
Had it almost a year and I have no complaints. It can get loud. I think for the price it was a very good unit. It easily fit in my double din space where the old stereo came from and only cost about 1/4 of what Lexus wanted.
I like the dark face when it is off, because it doesn't seem to attract a lot of unwanted attention. Oh you have to speak loud for someone to hear you on the microphone.

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J.D.

MA

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Good deck

December 6, 2015

Great price, I love the bluetooth and input / output jacks. Its been a monthe and I have no complaints.

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edward

Harrison Township, MI

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Great Value

December 4, 2015

Excellent product for the price. Easy to install with the witre harness adapter. Could not get the remote volume and station control to work on the steering wheel of a 2006 focus X5 though. But none the less great product. Would purchase again

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Terry

Spring Valley Illinois

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Kenwood DPX501BT

December 1, 2015

awesome stereo . great help from store techs. quick ship. good price for kenwood. Thanks guys!

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Louis

Edison, NJ

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Good Bang for the Buck

December 11, 2015

I found this Kenwood to have very good sound with my stock speakers. It has all the features you could ask for in a car stereo and looks great too.
The display is tough to read in the sunlight, and switching sound sources is a little tedious since you have to cycle through them.
The wireless mic needs to have the sensitivity turned up so you can be heard on a phone call. I also found that if you use the auto time sync, the clock is an hour fast, so I just set it manually.
Overall, you can't beat the features you get for the price; I would buy another without hesitation.

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Travis

BRAWLEY ,Ca

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Great value

December 28, 2015

Great stereo for the price. Easy installation great fit with installation kit.

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Don

East Falmouth, MA

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great stereo

December 18, 2015

Very pleased with this stereo and works awsome with Bluetooth as far as switching over to phone. Love the hands free phone comes through loud and clear and people say sounds clear when I talk. Would definitely recommend this product.

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Lee

Grenada, MS

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Quality

December 17, 2015

High quality products at the best prices you can find.

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Dale

Raleigh, NC

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Good unit

August 1, 2016

Replaced the factory GM unit to n my Trailblazer. Wanted USB and Bluetooth for my IPhone and music. The display can be hard to read during the day. The only color that that works for me is the aqua blue. I am in my sixties so the programming is a little tedious for someone who grew up with a slide rule. Not very intuitive. Rasio works well and will pull,in stations the factory would not. I have had it almost a year and am replacing the factory speakers with component units and a Kenwood amp.

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jimmy

brier, WA

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this one needs work

June 21, 2016

stereo is hard to see in day light,alot of alternator noise,radio doesn,t pick up stations clearly,what i like is radio face lay out,cd player great sound,also usb,bluetooth hard to use

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Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
Kenwood is good equipment, and this fits in my truck. Good price, Bluetooth, and remote control.
David M on Dec 9, 2015
Most options in this price range. Good reputation on Kenwood brand
Andy G on Nov 30, 2015
price i have a kenwood stereo and i like the changing colors
Troy E on Dec 4, 2015
Needed a double-DIN unit with 3 pre-outs, aux & usb inputs and is Android compatible. Kenwood is one of the brands that makes mostly good-quality products. Price was very reasonable. Positive consumer reviews.
Josh P on Nov 29, 2015
what about being able to hook-up on star and the factory chimes? do i need something else to do this?
daniel on Oct 4, 2015
Best Answer: Yes you'll need an addition interface.
Reply (1) · Report · Katie W on Oct 4, 2015
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Is this unit anti theft?
Blake M on Jul 8, 2015
Best Answer: If its mounted in a Ford, it's pretty hard to rip out without damaging unit . So for your answer I would say yes.
Reply · Report · Michael B on Jul 8, 2015
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Does it have an outlet for backup camera?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

Only headunits with LCD screens will support a backup camera. Those that do, will specify so in the description: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i178_in-dash-car-dvd-players.html
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Aug 21, 2015
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How did I set up the phonebook?
Susan H on Jan 14, 2016
Best Answer: After You sync Your phone via bluetooth the phone will automatically send the info and the stereo will show downloading info ! You don't have to do a thing other than sync Your phone via bluetooth ! You can preset 6 speed dials ,scroll phonebook to dial , voice command dial , You can even direct dial via the stereo using the volume knob to change the numbers
Reply · Report · thomas d on Jan 15, 2016
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Will my IPod connect to this unit and how? Through the USB port or does it have a separate connection out the back that you can plug IPod to?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2015
Best Answer: The system has a USB and 3.5 jack on the front. If your ipoh has Bluetooth it can connect that way as well.
Reply · Report · Eric T on Oct 30, 2015
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Do I need to purchase the vehicle specific harness to install the head unit properly or will the harness included with the head unit be all I need for installation? I have a 2008 dodge charger.
A shopper on Oct 10, 2015
Best Answer: I used a vehicle specific harness do my install.
The new unit harness only mates to the unit. The Factory harness plugs would have to be cut of and the new one spliced in. Much easier to splice 2 new harnesses and then just plug into new unit and vehicle harness.
Reply · Report · Terry G on Oct 10, 2015
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Is this multi disc---how many capacity?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2015
Best Answer: single disc , but you can get nero for your computer and create jukebox cd's , You can have more music than You will know what to do with if You do it this way ! A disc changer will only hold as many disc as it is designed for , but a jukebox cd will hold more albums than You will know what to do with ! plus You can drag and drop the albums to a usb thumb drive ( I am currently using a 32 GB & I can search by album , artist , genre & other ways I haven't used yet ! The USB is the way to go " no more disc skipping " Quicker & easier access to Your music without having to store all of those CD"S ! Load different genres on different usb drives or different artist , You have so many options !
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Has anyone installed this unit in a 2005 FORD ESCAPE and did it come with everything needed?
Walt V on Sep 3, 2015
Best Answer: Not an escape but the only item you'll need to buy is an antenna adapter and the aftermarket wiring harness to hookup to your factory harness. This radio kicks butt it's the best ken wood stereo I've ever bought. Good luck you'll enjoy it if you buy it. Chris L
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Will this work in a 2004 suburban?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

The website is designed 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. Also note, that vehicle often requires the need to cut out a metal rear support bracket to make room for an aftermarket headunit; consult with an installer for details.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 12, 2015
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can the clock be diplayed @ all times along with the unit other display info?
Joe B on May 14, 2015
Best Answer: Yes it can , follow settings under display
Reply · Report · thomas d on Jan 15, 2016
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Would this fit in a 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2015
Best Answer: Yes. 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 · Rick MStaff on Dec 1, 2015
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do you need an installation kit to put this into a 2002 ford ranger?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2015
Best Answer: I would assume so. Add the item to your cart and see what they suggest you purchase along with it. Thats usually going to be a wiring harness, antenna adapter and a dash installation kit. Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Kainoa J on Nov 22, 2015
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I see it does fit my Ram 2011 1500 bighorn , but will it connect to the steering wheel controls or does that need a special adaptor?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

As specified in the description: "Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC ControlPRO (SWI-CP5) or the Axxess ASWC-1 required and sold separately"
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Oct 15, 2015
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Does this come with wiring harness?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

Everything included with the headunit is pictured in the gallery, including its harness.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=96711&picture_id=2625869

You are likely referring to a vehicle specific harness, however. The website is designed to provide you an answer; 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 · Rick MStaff on Aug 23, 2015
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with the purchase of the kenwoodDPX501BT do I need to purchase the siriusxm sxv300v1 you offer when I already have a subscription?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

This depends on how you would plan on getting the signal from your existing subscription to the headunit. Unfortunately you didn't specify, so we have to be as vague.

-If you are suggesting you have an external-universal unit , that can be connected to the headunit's 3.5mm input, then you do not need the V300 tuner.

-If you are suggesting that your vehicle has OEM satellite radio, then in Some cases there is an aftermarket wiring harness that will retain the feature. However, there are far more variables involved here so you would need to consult our sales team or an installer.

-There are a few other ways that we can read your inquiry, but to get to the point we suggest calling our sales team for more informatin.
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Does the Kenwood DPX501BT come with a steering wheel control device to fit a 2007 Ford Fusion?When I click on the one underneath the radio it says will not fit a 2007 Fusion.
paula g on Nov 27, 2015
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DPX501BT

UPC

019048210913

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

dpx501bt

Internal Product ID

96711

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 DPX501BT