Product Type: Kenwood in Car Audio
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Kenwood KDC 7080
Member Name: mattharris1801
Kenwood KDC 7080
Date: 21/02/12, updated on 21/02/12 (36 review reads)
Advantages: Handy feature to hide the stereo, looks great, good sound quality
Disadvantages: Steering controls, no DAB, has to be latest gen iPod to work with usb
Had this a couple of months now, bought this from halfords who also fitted it for me. This was to replace my standard stereo in my Fiesta.
Looks >>>> The blue light is pretty cool when you turn the unit on, and has this feature where the whole front of the stereo folds down in order for you to insert a CD, which looks pretty fancy. This can then also fold in itself again to make it look like your car isn't fitted with a radio and so makes your car less of a target to thieves.
USB/iPod/CD >>>> You can also attach a USB orientated device or an iPod, which you can control through the stereo itself, which is good, and avoids messing around with the device while driving. Although this has to be either the nano or the latest generation of iPod (For compatibility issues I think.) I tried a touch and it sounds great when connected via the aux input, but this means you cant control it with the actual device itself, as the aux is just taking the sound. It also plays my MP3 CD's and they sound great. Provides good quality bass settings as well.
Radio >>>> Even the radio sounds better albeit only FM/AM. A negative of this audio system is that the remote isn't included with the stereo and is an optional extra, and also that it hasn't got DAB, as the FM and AM frequencies are being phased out in a few years time. Plus DAB just sounds better as it's a cleaner signal.
Control >>>> Another negative is that now my stering wheel controls no longer work as the units cables will not work with my fiesta according to Halfords.
Summary >>>> Overall I would recomend this unit, and the fact that I cant use the steering wheel controls is only a small set back, as I throughly enjoy the sound quality from my new stereo. Just think about the lack of DAB and only one CD at a time. Very glad I bought this; totally blown away by the high quality of the sound.
Summary: Great looking stereo with a lot of features, shame it hasn't got DAB
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