Released January, 2010
The Pros:Preamps for front, rear and sub rated at 4 volts - perfect for high end amplifiers. AUX port works with a wide variety of devices, no compatibility issues. CD player will read scratched CDs, never skips.
The Cons:Owner's manual is confusing and complex. Some find the faceplate interface confusing until they work out how it is used.
The Kenwood KDC-MP745U is a mid-range single-DIN car audio receiver. An AUX input ensures it works with any portable media device, while a USB port enables special iPod/iPhone functionality. Users can control, browse, and search in a variety of ways a connected iPod via the receiver interface.
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Like the KDC-MP445U, the receiver supports Bluetooth, satellite radio, and HD radio via separately purchased accessories. It offers an upgraded, 5-line display, however, and adds AAC support to the unit's CD player, which also supports MP3 and WMA audio. The MP745U also features more advanced sound EQ functionality than lower-end models. The unit is equipped with three 2.5V preamp outputs, and reaches 50 W of power output per channel, or a total of 200 W.
- 1-DIN form factor
- Full Dot 5-line display
- CD player
- MP3/WMA/AAC support
- AM/FM tuner with iTunes tagging
- AUX input
- USB port with 1-Wire iPod Direct Connect
- iPod/iPhone control
- Advanced iPod/iPhone search functions
- iPod playlist function
- Function presets
- Sound Excellence DSP
- 4x50W max. power output
- 3 2.5V preamp outputs
- Remote control
- Bluetooth with optional accessory
- HD/SAT radio with optional accessory
User Reviews (3)
preamps for front, rear and sub rated at 4 volts - perfect for high end amplifiers
AUX port works with a wide variety of devices, no compatibility issues
CD player will read scratched CDs, never skips
most controls run through one knob, easy to use while driving
remote is thicker than most, makes it easier to handle
owner's manual is confusing and complex
some find the faceplate interface confusing until they work out how it is used
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