Kenwood DPX500BT Double DIN In-Dash Car Stereo Receiver
Kenwood's DPX500BT offers lots of features and connectivity - as well as plenty of performance - in a sleek and modern double-DIN design. The built-in Bluetooth is useful for handfree calls and wireless audio streaming, but is also easy to set up because of its automatic detection and pairing for smartphones. You can also control Siri through the built-in microphone when the stereo is paired with a Siri-enabled iPhone. The DPX500BT offers Pandora Internet Radio control for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones, while offering Aha Radio and iHeart Radio control for iPhone and Android only. You can also control an iPod through the USB input, which is found on the front panel along with an auxiliary port for more connection options. In terms of more music source options, this stereo is compatible with the SiriusXM satellite radio tuner, as well as MP3, WMA, and AAC formats. The built-in amplifier puts out 22 watts RMS over 4 channels, and numerous sound control features allow you to customize output. While the 6-channel, 2.5-volt preamp outputs are not ideal for building a high-end sound system, they do provide some options for expansion.