Link your smartphone wirelessly
To make using Bluetooth® even easier, Kenwood's KDC-BT278U CD receiver uses the two biggest buttons on the stereo — one for hands-free calls and one for streaming music — to give you instant access. They also back up this affordable choice with robust tone controls, a front USB port that's compatible with high-res music, and solid power for your system.
Music from everywhere
Old-schoolers out there, don't worry — this Kenwood still lets you listen to your CDs and AM/FM radio too. A front aux input keeps this unit versatile, letting you use just about any music player out there. With your iPhone® plugged into the USB port, you can switch over to your favorite Pandora stations for hours of variety. Android™ users, you can control your music when your phone is connected using Bluetooth.
Other smartphone perks
For the times when you're sharing the ride, the KDC-BT278U enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. And when you're streaming audio, Kenwood's Music Mix feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip party. You can wirelessly stream and control the playback functions of just about any Internet radio service, including Spotify, TIDAL, and Qobuz. You can also control this stereo directly from your iPhone or Android phone using Kenwood's free Remote app.
With this Kenwood's robust amplification, you'll notice an improvement in the sound of your factory or aftermarket speakers. Use the 13-band equalizer and digital time alignment to set up the best possible sound in your car. The KDC-BT278U also provides one set of RCA preamp outputs, enabling you to connect an amp or a powered subwoofer to add even more punch to your sound. You can even adjust the crossover settings for the front, rear, and subwoofer channels independently to get that perfect sound you want.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.