If you like fidelity, buy this and stay away from the cheaper Alpines.
16 February 2013
Summary: Replaced an Alpine CDA-9885 with this HU. It's wired to a set of Rockford Fosgate 150@2 running a pair of Polk DxI6500 and a Kicker C10 in my 1989 Silverado0 everything is crossed over with passives at 80HZ high and low. Tweeters in dash, speakers in doors. I never realized how BAD the Alpine sounded until now It's hard to explain but it seems the Alpine was missing certain harmonics from the music causing it to sound harsh, bright and flat- to the point it was causing...
Summary: I bought mine through Bestbuy so I could have it installed by them since I am completely mechanically disinclined. I still miss it terribly and I am looking to get the updated version so I can use it with my HTC EVO 3D. It was wonderful. Unfortunately I had to give it up when my car kicked the bucket. Anyone who has left a review talking about how it is so difficult to use must be an idiot. It does come with quite a large manual.
Excellent features, Excellent quality, Quality manufacturer, Must have.
11 September 2012
Summary: This stereo is amazing. It has many features found on similar radios with much higher price tags. The ability to set cross over frequency and offset volume for different inputs makes this radio a must have. And as always, you just can't go wrong with an amazing brand like Kenwood. I've never been disappointed with a Kenwood product. Nuff' said.
Awful interface and awful display, bluetooth quality good
29 March 2012
Summary: I've had this thing for a year now, and it does nothing but drive me nuts. I use an Ipod Classic with it, and its interface to access it is atrocious. My iPod locks up quite a bit while hooked up to it as well. All of the menus for the options are ridiculous too. The LCD display panel is just about unreadable in most sunlight... the USB jack is an external cable that has to be routed from the BACK of the unit..
Summary: I get a new head unit every two years or so, and I just bought this unit to replace my Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD double din. This unit is absolutely gorgeous! Hookup was a breeze, the Ipod control is excellent, the picture is beautiful! The sound blew me away on stock speakers, can't wait to see what it will do on some new components! I would def recommend! Always wanted to try a Kenwood Glad I did!
Summary: Awesome radio if you know how to use it. Some of the features I love: 3 band parametric EQ (12 bands to choose from), with adjustable bandwidth, adjustable filters for front, rear and subwoofer. Has great control over the Ipod, or you can set it to let you control the Ipod from the Ipod itself. I don't use the built in amplifier so I can't comment on that. You can totally customize the information on the screen. The bluetooth works great (even comes with a microphone).