Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
069 806 13

Our hours

Connect ID #
069 806 13
Chat
All finished with your chat session?

We’ll email you a transcript of this conversation for your records.

For simple questions about your order,
try our new virtual agent:

Please enter your name.  
Please enter a valid email address. Why is this required?
Please enter your US phone number.  

For Tech Support, call 1-888-292-2575

Thank you, !
Our conversation will be emailed to
Please enter a question  
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  

Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Kenwood KMM-BT318U

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 113KMBT318

Most digital media receivers just turn ones and zeros into beautiful music.

Find what Fits your car

Most digital media receivers just turn ones and zeros into beautiful music.

Discontinued item
4 questions - 8 answers

Item # 113KMBT318

About the Kenwood KMM-BT318U

Music and magic

Most digital media receivers just turn ones and zeros into beautiful music. Kenwood's KMM-BT318U digital media receiver can turn your smartphone into a remote control. Just download the Kenwood Remote app from the App Store or Google Play, and use you phone to play music and adjust receiver settings. Great sound, handy control, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a compact chassis make this receiver a great choice for any vehicle.

Music and magic

Most digital media receivers just turn ones and zeros into beautiful music. Kenwood's KMM-BT318U digital media receiver can turn your smartphone into a remote control. Just download the Kenwood Remote app from the App Store or Google Play, and use you phone to play music and adjust receiver settings. Great sound, handy control, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a compact chassis make this receiver a great choice for any vehicle.

Kenwood KMM-BT318U, Digital Media Receiver

Three sets of preamps

Ideal for Android™

If you store your music on an Android device, the KMM-BT318U is the receiver you've been looking for. Android Open Accessory protocol (AOA) lets you connect your phone either to the front USB port or through Bluetooth, then control all the music you've stored there. You'll be able to run the apps you like and take advantage of a variety of search and playback features.

Apple® users

Got an iPod® or iPhone®? You can plug your player into the KMM-BT318U's front-panel USB input to access your playlists. Dedicated "search" and "return" buttons, plus handy tools like AppMode, Alphabet, Percentage Skip, and Related Search, help you find your music fast. With a compatible iPhone, you can also enjoy the convenience of full Siri® Eyes Free control.

You can connect two phones to the KMM-BT318U, and that pairing will happen fast, thanks to near-field communication (NFC) technology.

Sounds from various sources

You don't have to rely on your phone for entertainment, however. You can liven up your travels by plugging a thumb drive into the USB input or jacking another device into the aux input. The KMM-BT318U can play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and even lossless FLAC music files, so you'll be able to enjoy your entire music library.

Audio adjustment

Kenwood sound reconstruction restores the depth that's often missing from compressed music files, and digital time alignment ensures that all that sound reaches your ears at the same time. A 13-band EQ lets you get the sound you like, and with the Remote app, you can tune it from your phone.

The bright, variable-color 1.5-line LCD display makes it easy to see song titles and channel information with just a glance.

The center of your new system

In addition to being the perfect host for all your digital devices, the KMM-BT318U gives you lots of expansion options. You can add a satellite radio tuner (subscription also required) to enjoy SiriusXM's remarkably varied range of music, entertainment, news, and sports programming, wherever your travels take you. If you're planning to build a really rockin' system, this high-performance receiver offers three sets of preamp outputs, making it easier to add amplifiers and subwoofers.

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.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs.

READ LESS

Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Kenwood App Remote lets you control receiver settings with your smartphone
    • Bluetooth with aptX for superior sound quality
    • plays MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, and FLAC music files
    • super-bright 1.5 line LCD display with variable-color illumination
    • microphone included
    Smartphone Features:
    • Near-Field Communication for lightning-fast pairing
    • iPod/iPhone direct connection with optional cable
    • control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
    • Android Open Accessory protocol (AOA) lets you control phone-based content
    • Siri Eyes Free control with select iPhones
    • connect two phones at once
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    Audio Features:
    • Drive EQ improves sound to compensate for exterior noise
    • Sound Reconstruction restores fullness to compressed digital files
    • 8 EQ curves and 13-band equalizer
    • digital time alignment
    • low-pass filter and sub level control
    • Speaker Setting function for different sizes and types of speakers
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front USB and AUX inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • removable theft-deterrent faceplate
    • multi-language display (English, Spanish)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # KMM-BT318U

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

    Featured video:

    Customer reviews

    Loading reviews...

    Kenwood KMM-BT318U reviews

    Average review:

    110 reviews

    Filter by rating

    Customer photos

    Sort reviews

    Sort by:
    Items per page:
    View page:

    Verified customer (What's this?)
    Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Crutchfield response

    << >>

    More details on the Kenwood KMM-BT318U

    Stacey B.

    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 No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/SE
    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 Optional
    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,FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback N
    The Kenwood KMM-BT318U replaces these items:

    Product Research

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KMM-BT318U is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 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 1.6 (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 KMM-BT318U. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SSP/USB/NFC Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood KMM-BT318U without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can also 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. Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the NFC tag on the head unit's front-panel. You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the Kenwood receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the Kenwood receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's front-panel.
    • Music Mix: The new Music Mix feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the Kenwood receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U, 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 KMM-BT318U. 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. You can search your contact list alphabetically.
      • 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U for playback.

    • AAC & aptX Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KMM-BT318U offers support for AAC and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple & Android devices. By supporting AAC, the KMM-BT318U offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
    • Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KMM-BT318U lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4+ phones only which includes Android OS 4.0+ and iPhone iOS 5.0+).
    • 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The Kenwood KMM-BT318U'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 KMM-BT318U supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+) to the KMM-BT318U'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 digital media 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. 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%). 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 KMM-BT318U'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 USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through Kenwood receiver. 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 KMM-BT318U. 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 or a 3rd party "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified dock-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-BT318U.

    • Head Unit Control: 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 KMM-BT318U 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. You can also choose to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
    • Song/Artist Info Display: The KMM-BT318U will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.

    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 KMM-BT318U is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/22/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora iHeart Radio Remote App Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 10.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y 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 KMM-BT318U allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KMM-BT318U via the Kenwood KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately), a "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified 30-pin cable (sold separately), the cable supplied with your iPhone, or via Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood KMM-BT318U. 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 KMM-BT318U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. The Kenwood KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U features a built-in AM/FM tuner with RDS. 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.

    • Presets: The KMM-BT318U's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. Not only does the digital media 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 KMM-BT318U 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.
    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    USB/Aux Playback

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The Kenwood KMM-BT318 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 head unit's 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 digital media 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 KMM-BT318U supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV files loaded onto a USB thumbdrive or other USB mass storage class devices.

    Media Type USB
    File System 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
    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
    FLAC:
      bit depth of 24-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 KMM-BT318U offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on a USB memory device.

    • Music Search: The Kenwood digital media receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA/AAC music folders and files on a USB memory device with Kenwood's Music Editor Lite software, using the head unit's rotary knob.
    • Repeat & Random: You can repeat the playback of a music file or folder on a USB device. You can also randomly play back all files 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 USB is playing, the next time 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 KMM-BT318U 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

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KMM-BT318U utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U 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 KMM-BT318U 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).

    Vehicle Setup: In order to optimize the sound quality in your vehicle, you can indentify the type of vehicle you have, select speaker sizes & locations, as well as configure listening distances.

    • Car Type: Select your car type to automatically set the delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off
    • 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 Over, None).
    • Rear Speaker Location: You can indicate the location of your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.
    • DTA (Digital Time Alignment): For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.

    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 KMM-BT318U offers 8 EQ Presets for easy 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 KMM-BT318U 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.

    Remote Control

    Remote App (for iOS & Android): The Kenwood Remote App is an application for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.4+ that controls the Kenwood receiver like a wireless remote control from your compatible Apple iOS device (via Bluetooth or USB) or Android device (via Bluetooth only). The Kenwood Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control.

    • Source Information & Control: The Kenwood Remote App provides a Source Control screen with a list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources to choose from, so you can change the head unit's source from your mobile device. Once an input is selected, the app displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist information (when applicable). From the app, you can also seek stations and tracks, as well as Play and Pause your music.
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the Kenwood Remote application.
    • Media Player: The application's Media Player screen lets you playback your device's stored music library through the Kenwood receiver. From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can control basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random. The Android version of the app even lets you browse your music library by category (Song/Album/Artist/Playlist/Mood). Song, artist, and album information (along with Album Art) will displayed on your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen. 
    • App Launcher (Android only): The App Launcher feature of the Android version of the Kenwood Remote app lets you access 3rd party applications within the Kenwood Remote app's user interface. The App Launcher can contain up to 24 of your favorite apps for quick access.
    Notes:
    • You will need to indicate within the head unit's menu what type of device (Apple iOS or Android) you'll be using the Kenwood Remote App on before the application will connect and function with the receiver.
    • When using the Kenwood Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).

    Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit's wired remote input wire (blue/yellow) also lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Optional IR Remote: The KMM-BT318U is compatible with Kenwood's RC-406 IR remote control (sold separately) for wireless operation of the digital media receiver.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KMM-BT318U features a front-panel that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. There is no protective face case included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood KMM-BT318U 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 can be 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 KMM-BT318U 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 unit's LCD & button illumination from 0-31. You can also manually dim (on/off) the head unit's LCD & 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 is only displayed when selected and does not display 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.

    Loading accessories...

    Customer Q&A

    Q
    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
    A
    Good review. And needed something with Bluetooth in my car [ Thomy  Dec 02, 2017 ]
    A
    Mom wanted to add Bluetooth and Hands Free Calling to her aging car. I got her an updated system that I will have someone else install. Or, I may do it myself these things are not that complicated at all especially with all the YouTube videos illustrating the process step by step. [ David  Dec 01, 2017 ]
    A
    Recommended by Crutchfield advisor for best tuner reception for my vehicle. [ Charles  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    A
    CJ recommended it based on my application and desired features. [ Carlyle P.  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    A
    Babe wanted it [ Molly  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    A
    I talked to a Crutchfield advisor and told him what I was interested in! He put together a whole replacement stereo system for me for a very reasonable price [ Kurt  Nov 27, 2017 ]
    A
    recommended [ Warren  Nov 25, 2017 ]
    A
    Features [ Michael  Nov 25, 2017 ]
    A
    Just what my son wanted. [ Jim  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    A
    Needed a Radio for a project for the garage tunes. [ Garrison  Nov 19, 2017 ]
    A
    See, what had happened was, my brother had this Kenwood walkie talkie thing back in the day (know whadda mean?), and he would pretend that he was a poe-leece man and such. Any-who.....that dang thing worked for decades. So when the 8-track in my Pinto finally went to that retro electronics graveyard in the sky, I decided that I would get me one of them Kenwoods. I picked this here one because blue is my fave-o-rit colour. Now, where can I get me an a-dapter so I can play my 8-track tapes? [ Michael Wayne  Nov 17, 2017 ]
    A
    i always buy Kenwood products for my vehicles. they always work great, and have great sound, and are easy to install. this will go in my newest vehicle. [ JAMES  Nov 16, 2017 ]
    A
    Shopped around found this had the features I wanted at the right price. [ Justin  Nov 13, 2017 ]
    A
    It's stylish, affordable and has the features that I was looking for in a car radio. [ Rayshaun  Nov 09, 2017 ]
    A
    Kenwood is great at what they do. I love the options and the attention to detail. Especially the effort to tighten up the sound of the digital files. Good job. [ major  Nov 01, 2017 ]
    A
    Price,super fast shipping and customer support [ John  Oct 26, 2017 ]
    A
    Good reviews, does everything we want. [ Jordan  Oct 23, 2017 ]
    A
    The NAME! Can't go wrong with Kenwood [ Erik  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    A
    When up against comparable head units, this one was the winner. It has several features like bluetooth, handsfree calls, etc. that are a huge upgrade from your factory head unit in this vehicle. Also, I have owned numerous Kenwood products throughout the last twenty years (home audio and car audio) and I trust their quality. [ Nathan  Oct 02, 2017 ]
    A
    has aptx support and 6 pre outs [ Robert  Sep 28, 2017 ]
    A
    Good price and apt-x while using Bluetooth is a must! [ Gary  Sep 05, 2017 ]
    A
    Wanted the hd version [ Rick  Sep 03, 2017 ]
    A
    Upgrading old stock stereo [ David  Aug 25, 2017 ]
    A
    Features and good reviews [ Mark  Aug 22, 2017 ]
    A
    It was discounted $20, fits my car, AND has a LOT of great features for the price. I like Kenwood equipment too. [ Steven  Jun 15, 2017 ]
    A
    I need a single DIN/BT receiver to replace an old cassette unit in my MH. This Kenwood appeared to be the best value to fit my needs. It had outstanding reviews. [ ANTHONY R  Jun 13, 2017 ]
    A
    Price, FLAC, and unit depth will fit perfectly in my MG Midget;) [ David  Jun 12, 2017 ]
    A
    This unit has the variable color for the controls and panel to match the dash, it has the options I wanted, and I trust the Kenwood name for quality. [ CHAD  Jun 08, 2017 ]
    A
    I have purchased radios from Crutchfield before. The customer support is excellent and the company and its techs are always courteous, professional and knowledgeable. This particular radio will replace an older Kenwood single DIN receiver that does not support current iPhones. I do not have to change anything with the setup. I only have to remove the old unit and plug in the new one. It doesn't get much easier than that! [ Mark  Jun 07, 2017 ]
    A
    It had Bluetooth & was on sell really good price. [ Christian  Jun 06, 2017 ]
    A
    value [ DAVID  Jun 05, 2017 ]
    A
    I prefer the brand and the price was right. [ R  Jun 02, 2017 ]
    A
    Kenwood Kenwood's always been reliable and they're cheap and easy to work on and fix and it makes wiring everything up to convert Kenwood a breeze [ Jack  May 17, 2017 ]
    A
    I have a kenwood BT901 I bought from crutchfield and have never had an issue, figured I'd go with another Kenwood. [ Michael  May 06, 2017 ]
    A
    have been destroying cds for years going to load up a thumb drive or plug in my Iphone and keep my cds at home [ michael  May 05, 2017 ]
    A
    Like all the features on radio. [ Stacy  Apr 22, 2017 ]
    A
    Liked the look and long time Kenwood fan [ DAVID  Apr 17, 2017 ]
    A
    Had previous model, sold vehicle, want another one, it's everything i need in a radio [ R  Apr 12, 2017 ]
    A
    Wife said that's the one she wanted [ SHARON  Mar 17, 2017 ]
    A
    Because of a lot of 5 star ratings [ Thomas  Mar 14, 2017 ]
    A
    Good price for unit with high RMS power. [ Ira  Mar 13, 2017 ]
    A
    because its awesome [ M  Mar 09, 2017 ]
    A
    Compatible with iPhone7, features, and price [ PETER  Mar 04, 2017 ]
    A
    Was what I was looking for [ Devin  Feb 23, 2017 ]
    A
    Price is right with the features I wanted. [ Kevin  Feb 15, 2017 ]
    A
    new. kenwood. good, reliable brand. always loved their products for the price. worth every penny. [ JASON  Dec 27, 2016 ]
    SHOW MORESHOW LESS

    4 questions already asked

    Q
    I connected the Kenwood bt318u to my 06 sonata but it won't work unless you connect both the ignition wires and 12 volt constant however it stays on why is this happening?
    [ Joshua  Sep 13, 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, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Sep 13, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    When streaming Pandora, or slacker radio via bluetooth, there is constant stuttering and skipping to the point it is not enjoyable to even try to listen. No issues when connected via USB cord. Any ideas? The whole reason i choose this head unit was it was for the BT streaming.
    [ William  May 10, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Tech Support is included with your purchase 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.
    [ Kenny  May 11, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    can i use spotify trough Bluetooth?
    [ Kenyi  Apr 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Not sure about spotify specifically. I use slacker through bluetooth everyday and it works fine. Can use the buttons on the radio to change songs etc.
    [ Kevin  Apr 10, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ John  Apr 07, 2017 ]
    Q
    Can you adjust the brightness of the display so that it's very dim? I drive a lot where there is no artificial light and my JVC deck is blinding me. I'd like a stereo that I can dim down, or even turn the display off while it still plays music off my phone.
    [ Adam  Mar 02, 2017 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes, the brightness can be adjusted from 0-23. There is also a dimmer function that can be activated manually or set to come on and turn off at a selected time.
    [ Sean  Mar 05, 2017 ]
    A
    There is a Dimm button on the front that says it will dim the display. Haven't used it yet so I can't say just how dimm it will go. You can also change the display color, maybe find a color that isn't so blinding.
    [ James  Mar 05, 2017 ]
    A
    The direct answer is no. However I had similar concerns and find the display is not distracting at all. One of the nice features is the background color adjustment...I set mine to medium blue and have no problems at night.
    [ Bruce  Mar 05, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Mark  Mar 05, 2017 ]

    Loading articles...

    TOP