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).
Summary: What an approvement over the KDC-BT742U I used to have in the car. The reason I changed out my older unit was because it did not have an external microphone. Never buy a bluetooth stereo without a external microphone because people cannot hear you and they complain they cannot hear you. They made many improvements over the menu functions and adjustments also where I did not need a manual to figure things out either.
Summary: This head unit seems to be getting a lot of negative reviews on here, so I figured I'd post my experience with it. I'm using it with my iPod nano 6G. I've had it installed about 6 months now. I'm fairly familiar with car audio, although this is my first Kenwood product (I'm an Alpine devotee, but I really don't like the direction they're heading, so I figured it was time for a change).
Summary: In spite of a few negative reviews I bought and installed this head unit in my 2006 Subaru Impreza about a month ago. Any issues described in the reviews I read were non-issues for me. I chose it because it is HD radio and Bluetooth ready and has a USB option. Installation was easy and the unit paired with a 9330 Blackberry Curve and a Motorola V3 Razr without any issues. I have never had HD radio till now. I love the new options and sound clarity.
Summary: All around great receiver. Video and music off ipod works great. Although if the radio gets hot for high volume the built in amp sometimes lets out some and the mid/highs fade out. i figure when i use and external amp this problem will go away. great quality radio, great sound quality even at high volume.
Summary: I received and installed this unit about 2 weeks ago and am very happy with my purchase. I have had a number of different head units in my day ( 6 or more ) and this unit is by far the most advanced with all of its features and miles apart with the high quality of sound with just factory speakers. I can't wait until I get my amps, Infinity Kappa speakers and my and two 10 inch subs installed.
Summary: The Kenwood KDC-BT948HD head unit was exactly what I was looking for to upgrade my older luxury car with latest technology of newer cars. Integration with iPhone is handled well. (I have a 3G model) The head unit displays playlists, songs, etc. in similar fashion as the iPod feature of the phone. Most of the time, the head unit will continue playing where I last stopped a song. If it gets lost, it will simply start at the top of the song list.
Summary: Easy to fit and looking good is a great start for this device. The amplifier power is impressive and the range of digital enhancements useful. There are a few niggles though - the iPod connection wiring loom is huge and needs careful routing so you can hide it a bit, the screen is a dust magnet, and there is no vehicle speed controlled volume.
Summary: After plenty of time looking at stereos to update in my car i decided upon this Kenwood KIV-700. What i like the most about it is the screen. My previous iPod stereo only had one line of text, so to upgrade to a full colour screen with plenty of lines, plus artwork was a big plus to me. I installed the stereo myself as it was sure to be a straight forward swap over from my last. This was certainly the case, but had a few teething problems.
Summary: The manafacturer of my car decided to install a "green" stereo, when all the other lights in the car are amber. I installed this one and finely adjusted the lights to exactly the right shade of amber, so it looks like it was made for the car. Brilliant!. One of those things where I think "why didn't someone else think of that years ago?!".