Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Head Units

Kenwood DPX500BT and DPX300U Double DIN CD Receivers

Kenwood DPX500BT

For 2013, Kenwood announced two double-DIN CD receivers that have audio connectivity and control capabilities for music files stored on or accessed by iPhone, iPod and Android smartphones. The popular iHeart-Radio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service featuring live and custom stations, and Pandora Internet Radio are fully supported for iPhone, and both models offer access to satellite radio from SiriusXM with the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required) which deliver advanced features such as SiriusXM Replay and iTunes Tagging while offering expanded channel content including Spanish-language programming.

The DPX500BT (pictured above, $260.00) is a fully-loaded model that includes Pandora Internet Radio, iHeart Radio and Aha when tethered to an enabled iPhone or Android smartphone. New for 2013 is iPhone Siri control as well as automatic iPhone Bluetooth pairing. The external Bluetooth microphone can be installed in an optimal position for better voice intelligibility, perfect for use with the iPhone Siri cloud-based digital assistant. A direct phonebook access key on the front panel puts the user’s phone directory within easy and safe reach with a push of the single button. Three preamp outputs allow for expanded system building options, and a front panel USB port and 3.5mm auxiliary jack provide quick connection of external media devices.

The DPX300U ($220.00) offers all of the audio, illumination and “perfect fit” benefits of the DPX500BT but without the Bluetooth-enabled features and the built-in connected services of Aha and iHeart Radio for Android smartphones.

The large front panel allows for an expanded 14-segment display with more information available at a glance. Variable illumination gives the user the ability to precisely match the color of the Kenwood receiver to that of the dashboard and interior lighting. For a “perfect fit” into standard Toyota 200mm dashboard applications, dress plate adapters are included that provide a seamless cosmetic integration.

The DPX500BT and DPX300U head units are covered by a limited one-year manufacturer’s warranty and are available through authorized Kenwood retailers.

Price and Availability
Kenwood DPX500BT $260.00 March, 2013
Kenwood DPX300U $220.00 March, 2013

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Bookshelf Speakers

You don't need to speak french to hear how good a pair of $990 bookshelf speakers sound.

NAD Electronics

At $899 the NAD C 588 is an impressive well built turntable that has the ability to hear deep into every recording.

Over-Ear Headphones

Impressive, neutral sounding $500 over-ear headphones should appeal to audiophiles who want to hear everything, not just feel the bass.

Digital Music Systems

Easy to setup and use all-in-one wireless music player combines a stereo integrated amplifier, DAC, streaming player and app for audiophile-grade listening.

HiFiMAN

$349 open-back headphone will amaze first time listeners who have never tried planar magnetic headphones.

Headphone Amps

For only $99, the Magni 3+ is a fully discrete, current-feedback headphone amplifier that's extremely quiet and powerful enough for the vast majority of...

You May Also Like

Head Units

6.95-inch near bezel-less touchscreen in-dash car AV receiver works with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and WebLink Cast.

Head Units

Pioneer AVIC-W8400NEX flagship in-dash car receiver for 2018 supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Wireless and has built-in wi-fi, Bluetooth and navigation.

Head Units

Sony Electronics has released the XAV-AX5000 6.95-inch in-dash car receiver with smartphone support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The $430 head unit offers...

Alpine

9-inch touchscreen “hovers” in front of the vehicle’s dash, allowing 1-DIN installation Alpine Electronics announced the iLX-F309 in-dash AM/FM/audio/video receiver that has a 9-inch WVGA touch...

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2020 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.