KENWOOD Debuts Budget-Friendly 2016-Model Head Units
Two new entry-level receivers are coming to market with price tags hovering around $100. KENWOOD USA will begin shipping its 2016 line of CD receivers this month. The KDC-125U ($100) and the KDC-165U ($110) are targeted towards budget-minded consumers who want a “multitude of media options in an attractive, user-friendly design,” KENWOOD said.
"Regardless of price point, there is an expectation by consumers to be able to choose from terrestrial radio, CD, plug-in drives or even connected phones, and play it through the larger sound stage of a car's speakers," KENWOOD Marketing Manager Tony Mercado said in a statement. "We made sure in designing these two units that they deliver on that expectation."
Both head units feature a universal, single-DIN design with a red-illuminated, theft deterrent detachable faceplate, KENWOOD explained. And the rotary knob and physical buttons for source and input selection enable eyes-free control while driving. The 13-digit display shows source and music information as well as ID3 tags from music on personal media.