|Item Weight||3.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.7 x 9.9 x 4.6 inches|
|Item model number||CD Receiver|
CLOSEOUT KENWOOD MOBILEANFMMP3USBRMT - 52X4WiPod CONTROL1-PRE - KDC248U
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- Power Handling Peak: 50W X 4
- Power Handling RMS: 22W X 4
- Front USB Port Provides Direct Control Of IPod And IPhone
- CD/CD-R/CD-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Playback
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Making it easy to connect, search, select and enjoy music from your iPod® or iPhone®. In addition the Kenwood KDC248U In-Dash Head Unit Car Stereo features a front auxiliary input that easily accepts the headphone output of a portable music player or smart-phone and a remote control. The Kenwood KDC248U In-Dash Head Unit Car Stereo is a great sounding receiver with multiple connectivity options all at a great price.
Top Customer Reviews
I have driven five or six hours now with the stereo on, and it completely exceeds my expectations! Sound quality is very important to me, and I do not hesitate to adjust whatever EQs I can find. This unit takes it to the next level, by allowing you to select the speaker setup in your car--mine has the awkward 6x9" rear speakers. By choosing this speaker configuration in the stereo, I believe (could be wrong) the system adjusts the EQ at different volume levels. With the factory stereo, music would sound great at regular volume, but the rear speakers produced some bass notes better than others at high volume. With this Kenwood stereo, the bass response stays flat and even and hits nice and hard at much higher volume. Why the freakin' factory couldn't design a radio that works better with their own speakers is beyond me, but Kenwood nailed it.
Yeah it controls an iPod. So far I've just put it on shuffle all. The interface is probably what you'd expect. It's mostly red so it matches my gauges nicely. Removable faceplate is also an important feature. Altogether, this is one of the best $90 (including cost of wire strippers) I have ever put into the car.
It also only plays either the entire stick (on all random mode) or a most root folder (on whatever mode you want). By this I mean if I have two Andy Hunter CD's on my USB stick, I can only play one of them at a time because they are in different folders. Either way I can use the AUX jack and go from my sansa clip. The tuner is nice and it has auto-scan, which was important to me. By this I mean it can program the channels automatically (all models do this) but it will also play through your favorited stations. Unfortunately it won't go through FM1, FM2, and FM3 all at once which is something an old 1997 LeSabre's stereo system did just fine. If you are in FM1 and hold down the skip button to cycle through you only go through 6 channels.
The controls are confusing, for example the "6" button corresponds to play/pause under the non-radio modes. Remote control is nice to have but it is a generic remote with a few extra useless buttons for this model. It also lacks a few features available on the faceplace. Faceplate is removable, something I had to have to discourage theft.
I feel like this was meant to be double-din but ended up as single din and controls are missing, either that or I am just not used to aftermarket stereo system controls.
The Kenwood radio wiring harness follows the standard color coding for radio wires and I purchased a Scosche wiring harness that follows the color code to mate with the connectors in my car. The radio harness has a blue wire that, according to the color code, is supposed to operate a motorized radio antenna and a blue/white wire to power an optional power amplifier. In theory they should connect with the same color wires on the Scosche harness. Unfortunately, the blue wire on the Kenwood harness doesn't do anything. I am not sure why it is on the harness. After connecting the blue to blue and blue/white to blue/white as one is supposed to do, my radio antenna would not lift. I connected the blue/white radio wire to the blue Scosche wire and my antenna started working, but there was no audio at all. What you need to do is connect the blue/white radio wire to both the blue and blue/white wires on the Scosche harness. The Kenwood installation instructions don't tell you this so it took some trial and error to get my radio to operate properly.
This radio gets five stars anyway because it mounted easily in my car and sounds great.
Overall, I'm glad I purchased this radio! Only downside: no bluetooth. But there is a bluetooth version I just didn't want to pay for.
Shipping and ordering handling was perfect and fast, per Amazon usual.