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The Kenwood KDC-MP442U is a car CD receiver, released by Kenwood in 2009 and retails at $160.

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Pros

affordable price

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good value - many standard features found on more expensive units

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front USB and aux input

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built in iPod control

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includes remote control

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Satellite and HD radio ready

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Bluetooth compatible (requires add-on adapter)

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

poorly written instruction manual

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faceplate cannot be dimmed

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buttons are unlabeled

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NOT FUN, HARD TO USE, TOO COMPLEX

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Kenwood KDC-MP442U is a car CD receiver, released by Kenwood in 2009 and retails at  $160. It plays the usual CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files. It gives iPod control through its USB input, and is compatible with Kenwood's Bluetooth® adapter, satellite radio, and HD Radio™ tuner, so users have the option of adding hands-free calling and extra entertainment options to their system. Users can browse through their iPod folders through the receiver's display and using the receiver's control wheel.  This receiver also includes a remote control. $30 more expensive than the Kenwood KDC-MP342U, it has 2.5 V with 3 preouts vs 2 V with 2 preouts. It's 10$ cheaper than the Sony Xplod MEX-BT2600 that has 52 watt x 4 channels.

Features
  • CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
  • detachable face with 13 character display
  • remote control
  • dual-zone capability for playing different sources over the front & rear speakers
  • System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
  • Supreme Setting function restores high frequencies in music files
  • System E's high- and low-pass filters
  • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
  • compatible with Kenwood's Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, and HD Radio™ tuner
  • inputs: front auxiliary and USB inputs
  • outputs: three sets of 2.5-volt preamp outputs
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Anonymous
06/17/2011 03:06

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