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Kenwood KDC-MP538U USB/AAC/WMA/MP3 CD Receiver with External Media Control

by Kenwood

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  • AM/FM radio, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA/AAC, iPod, USB, HD/SAT radio-ready, Bluetooth-ready receiver
  • 4 x 50 Watts maximum power with three 2.5V preamp outputs
  • 3-line full dot FL display
  • Includes direct iPod connection, USB music streaming, rear panel auxiliary input; add Kenwood adapters for SAT/HD Radio, Bluetooth, and Navigation
  • One-year limited warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight4 pounds
Product Dimensions12.5 x 10.2 x 4.8 inches
Item model numberKDC-MP538U
Warranty1 Year Parts and Labor
  
Additional Information
ASINB00142KL7K
Best Sellers Rank #216,953 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 24, 2008
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Kenwood
  • Model: KDC-MP538U
  • Device Type: Radio / CD / MP3 player / Digital Player
  • MP3 player: Y
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer Manufacturer's Review (December 3, 2008)
A great CD receiver at a great price, the KDC-MP538U offers USB Direct Control and 1-wire iPod connection. Simply plug in your iPod and control functions via the receiver. It also has an easy to read 3-line full dot display, as well as 3 RCA (2.5V) preamp outputs and several other opportunities for system expansion.

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The 3-line full dot fluorescent display enhances operation.

The Multi-control Wheel lets you search intuitively and seamlessly through music files.

Add the KCA-BT200 Bluetooth Hands-free Unit to enjoy hands-free cell phone operation and Bluetooth wireless music streaming.

Includes remote control. Click to enlarge.

Easy on the Eyes
One of the new design features for Kenwood's 2008 car audio lineup is the attractive cool blue illumination, which enhances button operation and adds a little atmosphere in the process.

The 3-line text full dot FL display makes operation a snap in any lighting conditions. The faceplate is also removable for security, and a case is included.

Dial in Your Music
The KDC-MP538U will play your favorite CDs or burnt CD-Rs, as well as MP3/WMA/AAC files from data CDs or USB devices. Load your flash drive with your favorite tunes and hit the road.

If you'd prefer, you can listen to AM/FM radio, complete with user presets for instantly accessing your favorite stations.

iPod 1-wire Connection
If you own an iPod, simply connect it to a Kenwood CD receiver via the USB cable that comes with the iPod or better yet use the optional KCA-iP100 1-wire iPod Interface Cable for crystal clear digital audio playback. You'll supply power to your iPod as well as charge it while you enjoy your music.

iPod-like Multi-control Wheel
The Multi-control Wheel lets you search intuitively and seamlessly through music files. The seven commands include left, right, up, down, counter clockwise, clockwise direction and selection.

Front USB/AUX Connection
Kenwood's CD receivers feature a USB or AUX connector up front that makes connecting a USB mass-storage device easier than ever. Additionally, input sensitivity correction adjusts volume or input level depending on the characteristics of the input source.

Input and Output
Use the KDC-MP538U's rear auxiliary input port to connect external devices like MP3 players. For powerful system upgrades, the unit includes 3 2.5V preamp outputs for connecting to external amplifiers.

Bluetooth Ready
Add Kenwood's KCA-BT200 Bluetooth hands-free unit to your KDC-MP538U and enjoy wireless freedom. The KCA-BT200 Bluetooth has caller ID and can be paired with up to five Bluetooth-enabled phones and download each phone's address book. The keys or touchscreen can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call or end a call. The unit also has a microphone that can be mounted in the dash or headliner, so you can listen to the conversation through your car's front speakers.

HD and SAT Radio Ready
The KDC-MP538U allows you to enjoy HD (requires KTC-HR200), SIRIUS (requires CA-SR20V + Sirius SC-C1 Tuner) or XM (requires KCA-XM100V + XM Mini Tuner) radio in your vehicle. Enjoy a multitude of channels featuring music, news, talk shows, sports and traffic information with CD quality sound.

What's in the Box
Kenwood KDC-MP538U, case for removable face, remote control, trim ring, wiring harness, installation hardware, instruction manual.

Product Description

USB/AAC/WMA/MP3 CD Receiver with External Media Control

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Bryant on April 4, 2009
I was going to by this for my car, but after reading all of the reviews, I was worried I wouldn't like it, so I had my husband take his old stereo out of his car and put it in mine and I ordered this one for him. Now I'm pissed because I love this stereo. All of the people that had complaints about this are either just lazy or not very smart. It only took me a couple of minutes to program the radio presets for my husband and figure out most of the features. I didn't even look at the book. I was just sitting in the car while my husband ran in a store and I decided to play with it. I actually like that it doesn't have the preset buttons along the bottom. It looks so much cleaner. Yes, it does take a moment to get used to, but I swear, its awesome once you do. This is our second Kenwood and I definitely will never buy another brand. I used to be JVC all the way, but after my husband got a Kenwood for his car, I fell in love. I especially love the USB feature, I never have to switch out CD's, I made a folder for my music and a folder with my daughter's music. I can fit so many songs on a memory stick, I never get bored. I L-O-V-E this stereo. I wish I would have just bought it for my car.
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By Hae Ryung Chang on August 6, 2010
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I got this car CD player, and used it for about a year and a half. It works great for me, cool display etc. The only down side is, the menu is hard to manipulate... and a little hard to find songs. If you use your iPod with thousands and thousands of songs, you need a really good playlist to access them whenever you want, or else you have to scroll all over the place. But other than that, I am very satisfied with it!
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A Kid's Review on March 13, 2010
Excellent product price ratio, it's just as displayed in the picture and high quality. However knobs for audio management and other options are often discard a tire and lost some control over this, but it's nothing serious.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dale C. Maxim on January 10, 2009
Good stereo. If you have good speakers and no sub woofer you will essentially have 0 bass so keep that in mind. It's not really meant to be put in to a stock setup. The features it employs are designed to be best used with a 5.1 speaker system.
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