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Kenwood DPX502BT

CD receiver

Item # 113DPX502B

Looking for maximum music while you're on the road? Kenwood's DPX502BT CD receiver offers multiple ways to play...

Find what Fits your car

Looking for maximum music while you're on the road? Kenwood's DPX502BT CD receiver offers multiple ways to play...

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Item # 113DPX502B

About the Kenwood DPX502BT

Go big with Bluetooth®

Looking for maximum music while you're on the road? Kenwood's DPX502BT CD receiver offers multiple ways to play your favorite songs, as well as a host of sound-tweaking options. You can pair up two phones via its built-in Bluetooth for wireless convenience, or plug in your smartphone directly for charging and control over your music. Then, you can use using the receiver's variable color display and robust equalizer to personalize its look and sound.

Go big with Bluetooth®

Looking for maximum music while you're on the road? Kenwood's DPX502BT CD receiver offers multiple ways to play your favorite songs, as well as a host of sound-tweaking options. You can pair up two phones via its built-in Bluetooth for wireless convenience, or plug in your smartphone directly for charging and control over your music. Then, you can use using the receiver's variable color display and robust equalizer to personalize its look and sound.

Get your smartphones involved

You can play music from an iPhone or Android that is plugged into the receiver's front-panel USB port. You can also enjoy your favorite Pandora® and iHeartRadio® Internet Radio stations from your iPhone using the USB connection and with your Android using Bluetooth.

Hands-free calls

In addition to streaming audio with Bluetooth, you can pair your phone with the Kenwood for hands-free calling. The DPX502BT includes an external microphone, so callers can hear you loud and clear. You can also pair two phones simultaneously and then switch between them, handy for cars with more than one driver. iPhone users, you'll get voice control when pairing an iPhone that offers Siri.

More ways to listen

You can also satisfy your music fix using the receiver's sensitive AM/FM tuner, CD player, or a thumb drive loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, or FLAC music files. If you're tired of the static from fading radio stations, you should check out the incredibly deep programming offered by satellite radio by adding a SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood. Nothing makes a trip go faster than finding a great SiriusXM station, then listening to it for the duration.

Variable color display and a 13-band EQ

Once you've got your music selected, you can use the DPX502BT's 13-band equalizer and crossover controls to get that sweet sound you want. You can also bump up the sound with the included bass boost and loudness controls. Kenwood included three sets of preamp outputs to expand your system with additional amps or a powered subwoofer. The taller chassis enables a direct fit in most vehicles with 4" dash openings, and its variable color display lets you pick the look you want in your dash.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files
    • 13-digit variable-color display
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming with dual phone connection
    • supports Android music playback using the Kenwood Music Play app
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
    • built-in iPhone and Android control using USB port
    Audio Features:
    • 13-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • subwoofer level controls
    • high and low-pass filter controls
    • bass boost and loudness controls
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included)
    • Music Drive lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:

    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RC-406)
    • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV
    High-res Playback N
    The Kenwood DPX502BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPhone & Android Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DPX502BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR/3.0) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DPX502BT. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit, with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio device connected at one time, making it easier to switch between devices. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DPX502BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
    • Auto Pairing (via USB): You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running Kenwood Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the DPX502BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. 

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The DPX502BT also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DPX502BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote control.
      • Preset Dial: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's front-panel controls.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the DPX502BT. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Contacts are categorized as Home, Office, Mobile, Other, or General.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.

    External Mic: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, noise cancellation, and echo cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood DPX502BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood DPX502BT for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the Kenwood DPX502BT offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the DPX502BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DPX502BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4+ phones only).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood DPX502BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DPX502BT and its microphone. You even can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DPX502BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    iPhone & Android Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The Kenwood DPX502BT's front-panel USB port lets you connect select Android smartphones that support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. Click here for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.
    • Hand Mode: The Kenwood DPX502BT supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+) to the DPX502BT's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Hand Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • Kenwood Music Play: Downloading the Kenwood Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone with AOA 2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the Kenwood CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the Kenwood Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The Kenwood DPX502B's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The DPX502B supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Head Unit Mode + Song/Artist Info: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). The DPX502B also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the DPX502B will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed in this mode. The unit will simply display "App & iPod Mode".
    • Notes:
      • If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DPX502B.
      • If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DPX502B.

    Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DPX502B is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/11/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora iHeartRadio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood DPX502BT allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android y smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the DPX502BT via the Kenwood KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately) or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood DPX502BT. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood DPX502BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. The Kenwood DPX502BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
    • iHeartRadio Auto: The free iHeartRadio Auto app for Kenwood (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood Excelon DPX502BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 8.0+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (4.0+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The DPX502BT will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.  
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood DPX502BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: The Channel list displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list channels in specific categories.
    • Song/Artist Info:  Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. These 18 SiriusXM presets are automatically identified as SmartFavorites for advanced features such as TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
    • TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports, or music content on any of your SmartFavorite Presets. TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels or currently tuned music channel.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DPX502BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can choose one of four tuning methods: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual Tune. The DPX502BT's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. Not only does the CD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling. The Kenwood DPX502BT offers two preset modes.

    • Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
    • Mix: A total of 6 preset stations can be assigned to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets you recall a preset station without switching between bands.

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    • CD Read: This function sets the method for reading a CD disc. You can choose between two modes - CD1 (automatically distinguishes between audio file disc and music CD when playing a CD or CD-R/RW disc) or CD2 (when unable to play a special formatted CD, set this function to CD2 to force playing; some music CD discs may be unplayable even when set to this mode).
    • Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
    • Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.
    Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The Kenwood DPX502BT features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices like USB thumbdrives, USB card readers, or portable digital audio players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Music Drive: The Music Drive feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 4) in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone (like Android with Froyo/Gingerbread OS or Blackberry) or a MSC compatible portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive features lets you select between the device's internal memory or external memory (such as a microSD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood DPX502BT supports the following types of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto USB mass storage class devices.

    Media Type CD (-R/RW) USB  (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
     WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
     
     MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
     WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
    FLAC:
      bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag, FLAC tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The Kenwood DPX502BT offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

    • Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA/AAC music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob.
    • Direct Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-406) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number for discs and USB.
    • Repeat & Random: You can repeat the playback of a music file or folder on a CD or USB device. You can also randomly play back all files on al disc or within in a folder of a USB device.
    • Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD or USB is playing, the next time CD or USB is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

    Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio source, such as a portable MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function. The DPX502BT allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

    Audio Section

    16 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DPX502BT utilizes a 16-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DPX502BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the DPX502BT are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    6Ch/2.5V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The DPX502BT is fitted with front, rear and subwoofer 2.5-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and features independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Speaker Size: You can select which size speakers are in your vehicle - Tweeter (Small, Medium, Large, or None), Front & Rear (3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None), and Sub (6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None).

    High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: You are able to select independent high pass crossovers for your tweeters, front speakers, and rear speakers; as well as a low pass crossover for the head unit's sub output.

    • Tweeter: Set high pass filter (HPF) for tweeters.
      • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • Front & Rear: Independently set high pass filter (HPF) for front & rear speakers.
      • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
      • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • Sub: Set low pass filter (LPF) for the sub output.
      • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
      • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
      • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The Kenwood DPX502BT offers 8 EQ Presets for east adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise, and a Stage EQ for better imaging. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.

    • Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice.
    • 13-Band EQ: The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 13-band EQ (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency's gain level can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB, while the Q-factor can be adjusted to 1.35, 1.5, or 2.0
    • Drive EQ: The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music over road noise. It boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise.
    • Stage EQ: Stage EQ virtually lifts the sound up to ear-level for better imaging inside your vehicle.

    Audio Settings: The Kenwood DPX502BT offers a variety of audio settings to further enhance your music listening experience.

    • Sound Reconstruction: When MP3, WMA, AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound Reconstruction function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When Sound Reconstruction is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
    • Space Enhancer & Sound Realizer: The Spacer Enhancer widens the soundstage inside your vehicle, while the Sound Realizer makes your music sound more realistic.
    • Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output at extremely low frequencies.
    • Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -15 to +6.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood DPX502BT features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting is applied to both the display and buttons, or you can choose a different color for Zone 1 and Zone 2 (see owner's manual illustration). The Kenwood logo remains red.

    Text Scroll: The DPX502BT will display song/artist information text from CD, USB, iPod, and Android. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

    Brightness & Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD and button illumination from 0-31. You can also dim (on or off) the display and button illumination. You can even set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" dimmer setting to be activated.

    12Hr/24Hr Clock: The head unit can be set to display a 12hr or 24hr clock. The unit also displays the day (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, or Sat). The clock can be displayed simultaneously with song/artist or station information. The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DPX502BT comes with an IR remote control (RC-406) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will control Audio, CD, USB/iPod, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery (supplied).

    • Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks & files (from CD or USB), as well as AM/FM presets.
    • Attenuator: The CD receiver features an Attenuator button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

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    Customer Q&A

    31 questions already asked

    Q
    Will this pair with a Bluetooth MP3 player? description only mentions phones. also since it has a USB port does it support playing music from a USB drive?
    [ roachman  Apr 18, 2018 ]
    2 answers
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    I do know that it does accept USB drive, as for the Bluetooth MP3 I have no idea, I installed it for a client.
    [ Roberto  May 02, 2018 ]
    A
    I have never tried a MP3 player other than a phone, but I wouldn't know why it wouldn't work as long as I has Bluetooth capability. Also, yes, you can play music from a USB drive.
    [ Austin  May 02, 2018 ]
    Q
    How is the radio reception on this unit? I would like to know if it can even pick up the weaker stations
    [ Austin  Feb 24, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I have been able to pick up weak station from time to time when I'm running through the stations
    [ tim  Mar 02, 2018 ]
    A
    I live in a radio desert. This unit does a bit better than the OEM in my 2002 Buick, but not much.
    [ Allen  Mar 02, 2018 ]
    Q
    Will the USB port charge your phone when attached?
    [ jonfun  Jan 04, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes it works as a charger but it will also play music through it so it will charge rather slow
    [ austin  Jan 05, 2018 ]
    Q
    I have a 2010 Chevy Silverado and I don't know if its a double din or not will this work in my truck?
    [ Logan  Dec 27, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    single din is about 2.5 inches tall; double din is about 5. You may have to get a new dash insert for your vehicle if it is single.
    [ Charles  Dec 27, 2017 ]
    Q
    I have a 2010 Chevy Silverado idk if its a double din or not will this fit in my truck?
    [ Logan  Dec 27, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your specific 2010 Silverado model. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Larry  Jan 01, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    Kenwood dpx502bt is wired up but radio is not turning on?
    [ Scott  Dec 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Dec 10, 2017 ]  Staff
    A
    I'm Sorry, I Don't know. Crutchfield Should be able to Help. Good Luck.
    [ Michael  Dec 06, 2017 ]
    Q
    I see the Kenwood DPX 502BT comes with Pandora, but what is it compatible with Spotify?
    [ Adrienne  Nov 23, 2017 ]
    2 answers
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    Sorry, I don't know.
    [ Moses  Nov 29, 2017 ]
    A
    You can Bluetooth Spotify to the stereo without any isssues
    [ austin  Nov 29, 2017 ]
    Q
    Is there a way to make main screen brighter than the few options I'm finding? Our commuter 2011 Civic radio sits higher on dash than most vehicles and also at an angle so in the day time you can't see anything. At night it's nothing to brag about either
    [ HSKR4X4  Nov 13, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Unfortunately, not that I have found. I read about this ahead of time in the reviews hoping it wouldn't be as much of an issue as it turned out to be.
    [ benjamin  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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    Not that I have been able to find. This is a major drawback.
    [ Ian  Nov 14, 2017 ]
    A
    Not that I have found either. I have the same problem . It's sometimes hard to read the display in the daytime.
    [ Jason  Nov 14, 2017 ]
    Q
    does this unit have a true "random" play mode from USB stick?
    [ Bobby  Jun 21, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I believe it will shuffle regardless on input method; USB, Bluetooth, aux etc.
    [ Dana  Jun 26, 2017 ]
    Q
    Can I find instructions on-line?
    [ Ronnie  Jun 02, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. On the product webpage under "What's in the Box" you can view/download the owners manual as well. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Jun 02, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this display on this unit have the capability of constantly showing the time (clock)?
    [ Derek  Apr 20, 2017 ]
    4 answers
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    I have a DXP500BT. If it is the same, the answer is yes. The clock shows in the lower left of the display and is separate from the station, etc. This is one of the reasons I like it. You can always see the clock no matter what you are listening to (tuner, CD, Sirius XM, etc.). I have had the unit for a year or so and am happy with it.
    [ Joseph  Apr 21, 2017 ]
    A
    Hit the display button it give you different options one is the clock.
    [ matthew  Apr 21, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Tommy  Apr 21, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes. Date and time is a display option. However, like many other reviewers say, it is beautiful at night, but very difficult to see on a sunny day.
    [ Michael  Apr 21, 2017 ]
    Q
    will this head unit work with iPhone 7?
    [ Steve  Apr 02, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes
    [ Joseph  Apr 07, 2017 ]
    A
    I do not have an iPhone 7, but the Bluetooth connected well with both my 5s and SE. Great unit for the price. My only gripe is that it is hard to see when it is quite bright outside.
    [ Zachary  Apr 04, 2017 ]
    A
    I do not have an iPhone but it works well with my Android phone through BT. I don't see why it shouldn't work with iPhone.
    [ Steven  Apr 04, 2017 ]
    Q
    what is the wired mic for is it needed for the bluetooth to work?
    [ runningman  Mar 28, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. Yes you are correct. The mic will need to be placed in an appropriate location to pick up your voice. If you have further questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Kenny  Mar 28, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this connect to my factory xm tuner on my truck? (06 gmc)
    [ Matt  Feb 18, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Feb 18, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    issues with Pandora. When I sync my Galaxy S7 edge to my head unit, it will connect but it says "reading" while the music plays. If I press the search button, the search function works showing the Pandora channels, which I then select and the music switches to that channel but it continues to display "reading" If I press the source button one time to go to BT Audio, it then displays the Pandora song and artist info, but then you cannot control the Pandora channels. I updated the radio to the latest firmware. Anyone else have Pandora issues? This is frustrating.
    [ jonjonbear  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Jan 18, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    in this stereo the display color selected is stable or keep changing like others stereos because it is annoying for the eyes when driving????
    [ marco  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    9 answers
    A
    The color is selectable so I matched it to my Silverados blue / green color, and yes it is stable it doesn't flash pulse or change in any way.
    [ Ty  Jan 20, 2017 ]
    A
    Go into settings and turn off demo mode. Then go to display settings and choose which color you would like it to be.
    [ JEFF A  Jan 19, 2017 ]
    A
    If you are referring to constant change of colors, you need to go into the setup and change the display color. By default, it is in the demo mode where it will cycle through all the available colors... yes it is very annoying.
    [ Steven  Jan 19, 2017 ]
    A
    You can chose one color for the top and one for the bottom, and you can chose for it to stay stable or to rotate through. Very customizable in that aspect and very comfortable on the eyes
    [ jeffrey  Jan 19, 2017 ]
    A
    once the color is selected it does not change unless you change it.
    [ Justin  Jan 19, 2017 ]
    A
    Once selected the color stays stable
    [ benjamin  Jan 19, 2017 ]
    A
    The color does not keep changing once you get it color you want
    [ Rob  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    A
    The display color is stable. You can choose the colors you want, and they won't change on their own. I believe setting it to demo mode makes it keep changing.
    [ Jacob  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    A
    Stable but if there is sun light it is very hard to see the display .all the other features are good
    [ Robert  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    Q
    Would the Kenwood DPX 520BT fit in my 1999 Ford F2 50 super duty ?
    [ Smoky  Jan 17, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Jan 17, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    what is the size limit for a USB drive? Will a 64gig USB drive work?
    [ John  Nov 26, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    64gb does work.
    [ Justin  Jan 19, 2017 ]
    A
    There's no storage size limit indicated for the USB input in the specs or owner's manual. However, it does state that the USB input will only read a maximum of 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder) from a connected USB device. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. I hope that helps!
    [ Larry  Dec 05, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I want to convert ITunes stored songs on my computer to a file format that will work on this unit's USB drive. What format should I use ??
    [ jim  Oct 08, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Anything Windows should work like Wma. This is an awesome stereo
    [ Gary  Oct 08, 2016 ]
    A
    According to the DPX502BT product page on the Kenwood website, compatible file types include MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC. I personally use MP3 because they are smaller in size than some of the other file types, but any of these should work for you.
    [ Jacob  Oct 08, 2016 ]
    Q
    How do you connect the wired microphone to the radio?
    [ Bailey  Sep 01, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Sep 02, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    What ohms does the stated RMS output subscribe too? 22 watts at 2 ohms is all well and good, but if connected to a 4 ohm speaker, that speaker only sees 11 watts of power. So what ohms is the stated 22 watt RMS output related to?
    [ Conner  Aug 24, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    A
    The Kenwood DPX502BT's built-in amplifier is rated at 22 watts RMS x 4 channels @ 4-ohms (20-20kHz, 1% THD). I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
    [ Larry  Aug 28, 2016 ]  Staff
    A
    Hello, if you look on page 31 in the manual in the audio section it says, max power output ... (what this means simply is) 50w x 4 @ 4ohms per speaker and 22w x 4 @ 8ohms per speaker. If you put 2ohm speakers on this units speaker outputs you propably will burn out the amp in the deck, because the the speaker resistance is to low. Page 31 in the manual says 4 - 8 ohm speakers. Nothing about 2ohm unless you use 2 x 2ohm in series, wired in series to give you 4ohms per 2-2ohm speakers, but the manual simply says 4-8ohm speakers. I hope i helped.... Tim
    [ Timothy  Aug 26, 2016 ]
    A
    According to the manual, the integrated amp delivers 22 watts RMS and is rated for speaker impedance of 4-8 ohms. I assume the 22 watt RMS rating is for 4 ohm and that at 8 ohm it would decrease to 11 watt RMS. Most door speakers are 4 ohm.
    [ Ian  Aug 26, 2016 ]
    Q
    Kenwood DPX502BT vs Pioneer FHX730BT: They seem to offer the same features for the most part. They are the same exact price. Does one have any said advantage over the other? Any preference in brand? I know both are household names in after-market radios.
    [ Shane  Aug 15, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Kenny  Aug 15, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    how do I make the display brighter? I have it all the way up to 31 but it is still hard to see when the sun is on it. I have it on the white color which is the easiest to see but it is still hard to read. Any suggestions?
    [ Joyce  Jul 16, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I got the same problem I can't read it when I have my sunglasses on. But it's still a really nice unit. Maybe the front cover over the display will come off somehow but then you will expose the internal parts to dust etc. Which may not be good. Hope this helps. Tim
    [ Timothy  Aug 26, 2016 ]
    A
    pretty much it's difficult to see when sun is out.. haven't come up with a solution as of yet
    [ gregory  Aug 05, 2016 ]
    A
    Your best bet is to set the display color for green or blue in day light. It's not the best unit as far as display brightness but has its pros as well.
    [ benjamin  Jul 22, 2016 ]
    A
    I've asked the same questions and no one has been able to answer. I even asked Kenwood who never responded.
    [ W.  Jul 21, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can you tell me where to find the dimensions to make sure this will fit in my 2003 ford mustang?
    [ Tricky99  May 14, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  May 14, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    If I burn CDs with WMA or MP3s, does this Kenwood unit play gapless music? I really hate it when there are tiny gaps in between songs that aren't supposed to be there.
    [ Brad  May 06, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Hello, it may be best for you to record your music in the profile that you want gapless first. I know the computer programs can do that. Tim
    [ Timothy  Aug 26, 2016 ]
    A
    I'm not sure about burned cd's. On a flash drive it's seamless.
    [ BENJAMIN R  May 07, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this work with factory steering wheel controls?
    [ Blake  May 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  May 06, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    What does open box mean? Was it bought and returned, refurbished, or simply box open but no radio usage. Can you still return an open box item?
    [ Nikki  Apr 17, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Our returns-processing technicians thoroughly inspect and test all returned product to make sure they're in good working condition. They make sure the products are complete - including all parts, accessories and owner's manuals. The manufacturer's warranty applies. They are not refurbished. You are also still covered by the Crutchfield 60 day satisfaction guarantee as well. Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Apr 18, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    hello, will unit this allow me to navigate through my iPod classic library using the unit as opposed to having to use click wheel?
    [ Cyndi  Apr 16, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    A
    From what I've read in the manual yes you can scroll through all of your music using the deck from a USB cord connected to your device iPod or iPhone. You can also scroll through your device using Bluetooth through the deck. I hope this was helpful. Maybe you should read your manual. And if you don't have one you can download one online. Thank you
    [ Timothy  Aug 26, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes it will. I bought this to do the same thing with the music on my iPhone. However the interface is pretty bad, it's actually easier to control it from your iPod or iPhone.
    [ Simon  May 24, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes, it uses the units up and down arrows, or the remote control
    [ Joseph  Apr 17, 2016 ]
    Q
    would the adapter for the steering wheel controls enable me to use volume, phone pick up and scroll through stations as I can currently with my factory VW radio? Can I use the mic from the current permanent install rather than the supplied mic
    [ J  Mar 09, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Mar 09, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this unit control an older Kenwood CD changer?
    [ Steve  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    No. Kenwood no longer produces any aftermarket stereos that offer CD changer capability. While I know this isn't the answer you were looking for, I hope the information helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Mar 02, 2016 ]  Staff
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