|Item Weight||5 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||11.8 x 10.1 x 7.5 inches|
|Item model number||DPX503|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts and Labor|
|Expansion||optional_mp3_cable, optional_bluetooth, optional_hd_radio, optional_satellite_radio|
|Memory Card Slot||CD|
Kenwood DPX503 Dual-DIN USB/AAC/WMA/MP3 CD Receiver with External Media Control
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- AM/FM radio, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA/AAC, iPod, USB, HD/satellite radio-ready, Bluetooth-ready receiver
- 4 x 50 Watts maximum power with two 2V pre-amp outputs
- Large multi-line display with full spectrum variable illumination
- Includes front panel auxiliary input and USB, one-wire iPod connection; add Kenwood adapters for HD/satellite radio, Bluetooth, iPod
- One-year limited warranty
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BRAND NEW KENWOOD DPX-503 DOUBLE DIN IN-DASH CAR CD/MP3/HD RADIO/SIRIUS AM/FM RADIO/USB RECEIVER w/ 50x4 WATT AMP, FRONT AUX INPUT AND BUILT IN IPOD INTERFACE
Amazon.com Product Description Replace that aging, broken, or otherwise boring double-DIN factory radio with DPX503 and gain high-performance audio features and portable player connectivity to your iPod or other music storage device. The DPX503 has a large multi-line display with full-spectrum variable illumination as well as connectivity features--like an illuminated front Aux input and USB port with 1-wire high-speed iPod control.
A great upgrade to your old factory system. Click to enlarge.
Dial in Your Music
The DPX503 will play your favorite CDs or burned 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.
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. 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.
Add the Kenwood mobile phone hands-free unit to communicate safely without removing your hands from the steering wheel during driving. Connect the unit and enjoy clear phone communication through your stereo, with the DPX503 displaying the name and status of the other party and the signal strength, remaining battery power, etc. The unit can register up to five Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones and also download individual phone books for them. (Simultaneous use of more than one phone is not available.)
Bluetooth-ready: add the optional KCA-BT200 to enjoy hands-free phone operation or to listen to audio stored on Bluetooth devices.
Includes IR remote. Click to enlarge.
HD and Satellite Radio Ready
The DPX503 allows you to enjoy SIRIUS (requires CA-SR20V cable + Sirius 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.
Radio Text (RDS)
This function allows a radio station to transmit free-form textual information that can be either static (e.g., station slogans) or in sync with the programming, such as the title and artist of the currently-playing song.
Kenwood will make hearts race even faster with the new "Emotional Illumination Effect." Turn the car audio system on or off, turn the volume up or down, or perform virtually any operation, and the illumination slowly blinks as if emotionally responding to your interaction. Visually transforming your car interior into a dramatic stage, Kenwood's lineup introduces a new sensory dimension to car audio with the "Emotional Illumination Effect."
When a music file is compressed, some frequencies signals are lost, particularly if it is encoded using a low bit rate. The Supreme technology is a Kenwood-original audio compensation technology that compensates for this loss and reproduces music in a more natural form, thereby making it possible to play music recorded using low bit rates (64k to 96k) in an audio-quality equivalent to music recorded using a higher bit rate (equivalent to 128k). Enjoy a natural, rich sound, even with lower compression ratios.
Let your passengers control the music from the back seat with the included remote.
Front USB and AUX connectors for quick and easy access.
Front USB/AUX Connection
The DPX503 features a USB and AUX connector up front that makes connecting a USB mass-storage device easier than ever. For the auxiliary input, input sensitivity correction adjusts volume or input level depending on the characteristics of the input source.
Ready for System Expansion
In addition to the on-board 50W x 4 amplifier, the DPX503 boasts two 2.5V pre-amp outs for expanding your system. The rear pair are switchable to Low Pass with filter and level control.
What's in the Box
Kenwood DPX503, wireless remote, sleeve, trim ring, wiring harness, installation tools, installation manual, operation manual, warranty card.
Top customer reviews
It plays extremely well with only the stock speakers, no speaker upgrades necessary.
Another thing I'd like to point out, that I really like about this unit, that's not really in the description; You can have the color set to random, and it will cycle through the different colors it is capable of. (Light Blue, Blue, Pink, Red, Yellow, White, Orange, Green, etc.) You can choose any color you want, that you can manually choose the tint of, and set that if you want as well.
I mainly wanted this unit to play my IPod on my car stereo, it does this just fine, and you can switch songs via the knobs or via the remote that it comes with.
The one down side you will read in the reviews is that the main screen can be difficult to read at times in the daylight. I can overlook this, and enjoy it for all of the other things I like about the unit.
Hope this may help you decide whether or not to get this radio, just know that I am very happy with mine.
I would not buy this radio again.
I can't see the display in the daylight, or even very well at night. The multi-color display options are a joke without some sort of brightness settings.
Switching between input sources is awkward at best, and the cheap-feeling toggles (joy sticks) on the two main knobs are awful. I'm afraid they'll break soon. And while on the road, I'm always pressing, only to get the wrong outcome because of a bump or slop in the controls.
I also installed a Kenwood mated HD radio tuner, which works OK. But the facade presets are limited and all the buttons (on a double DIN) are way too small. I appreciate the large, multi-line text display (provided at the expense of bigger buttons), but because I can't read it, it's a waste of real estate.
Adjusting sound settings (treble/base/fader) are nearly impossible without stopping beside the road. Perhaps I listen to enough different streams that it's a problem for only me, but this is exasperating. Too much bass rumble in a talk track. Too little bass in a great song.
I have an iPod that I connect via USB. The "Kenwood" native controls are abysmal. I unplug the iPod to use its controls to make my iPod selections, then plug it back in to play.
Oh, as for tailoring the sound for one's cabin... It's a freaking car! How much stereo separation, signal to noise dampening, etc. should I expect over the road noise and less-than-optimal speaker placement?
I've shopped with this vendor for years, and have always received good advise and great service. Returning this (I should have) was a hassle because I'd have to tear out my dash again and give up the integrated HD and iPod cable. My sales rep didn't mention the dim display. If he had, I would have passed. Because I replaced a small-button single DIN Sony head mostly for ergonomic reasons.
Word of advice: check out units like this in a hands-on store and think about things beyond sound and watts!
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