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The Kenwood KIV-BT900 is a higher-end, single-DIN car A/V receiver.

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Firmware is updateable

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audio output quality high enough to work with high-end aftermarket amplifiers and equipment

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small form factor, fits in a single DIN slot while offering functionality typically found in dual-DIN systems

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Bluetooth pairs with iPhone consistently and smoothly

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Variable color display/buttons to match the interior of your car

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enables playback of Internet content streamed through your iPhone

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

video face is fixed, isn't removable

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going from song to song through the menu is a little slow

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the whole unit tends to reset after a call

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Kenwood KIV-BT900 is a higher-end, single-DIN car A/V receiver. The KIV-BT900 lacks a CD drive, targeting the large segment of consumers whose digital media practices no longer include compact discs. It features a 3" color LCD display and plays both audio and video from an iPod or iPhone connected via USB. Unlike the KIV-700, the BT900 features built-in Bluetooth, enabling hands-free calling. It is a good choice for cars with a backseat monitor, equipped with a dedicated video output. It is also notable for the ability to rip media from a USB-connected device, with 512 MB of internal storage space. A radio tuner with RBDS FM tagging – which displays artist and song information in real-time – is also standard.

  • 3" LCD
  • Bluetooth
  • USB port
  • 512MB internal memory
  • Audio/video playback from iPod/iPhone
  • Audio playback from Zune
  • MP3/AAC/WMV/WAV audio playback
  • MPEG/WMV/H.264 video playback
  • JPEG/BMP photo display
  • Rip from USB
  • High-speed iPod/iPhone search function
  • RBDS FM tagging
  • Backseat monitor video output
  • 3 4V preamp outputs
  • 4x50W max. power output
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