The Kenwood KDC-138 is an inexpensive car audio player released by Kenwood in 2009. It is an entry level car audio player and competes with the same priced 52 watt x 4 channel Sony Xplod CDX-GT130. It's targeted for those who want a no-frills audio player. The Kenwood KDC-138 contains a front AUX input, which in itself could justify the $80 price tag (since users who have iPods and other portable music players, can simply transfer their favorite music experience to the road with a simple plug of a wire). This piece also features a 5-function toggle switch on the right side of the faceplate that makes it easy to adjust settings on the go, and it has a 3-band equalizer and six preset tone curves.
- CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs
- detachable face
- System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
- low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
- inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
- outputs: one set of preamp outputs (can be switched to subwoofer mode)