Kenwood DPX-501 Car Audio Player

CD-R - AAC, MP3, WMA, CD-DA - 4 - 200W - MPN: DPX501
Product Details
Description
Just because your car has a double-sized factory stereo opening doesn't mean you have to settle for subpar performance. Kenwood's DPX-501 CD player adds superb sound, great looks, and useful features to that 4" tall space, along with MP3, WMA, and Apple's AAC format playback. The DPX-501's USB input makes it easy to connect a portable music player, and it can also provide power and control options for select players ? you'll also find a standard auxiliary input jack for non-USB portables.
Quick Glance
General Features Bluetooth, Dual Zone Capable, Front USB Port, HD Radio Ready, iPod Ready, Remote Control, Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
Number of Pre-amp Outputs (Pairs) 2
Standard Mounting Double DIN
Total RMS Power Output (4 Ohms) 200 W
Audio Codecs Supported AAC, MP3, WMA, CD-DA
Display Type LED
Signal To Noise Ratio 105 dB
Preamp Voltage 2.5 V
AUX Input Rear
User Reviews
Kenwood DPX-501
5 Star Review   By member ddee06 - Feb 20, 2007   

Strengths: Plays USB thumb drives Optional Ipod adapter

Weakness: No known weaknesses from what i've experienced.

This is a great car stereo in my opinion. No more scratched CD's in the car. This stereo plays everything from WMA's to USB thumb drives. Since having this i've yet to have to play a CD. I just pop my thumb drive in the USB port and let it play. I had this installed in my 97 Nissan Maxima. It's a great fit for cars that have a big factory stereo. It fit right into the same area as the factory stereo without any of the useless trays or "dummy" plates.

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THE KENWOOD DPX-501 IS A GREAT INVESTMENT!
5 Star Review   By member sotonard - Oct 26, 2006   

Strengths: Great sound even at low volume. At high volume, this head unit rocks! It's monitor color and easy control knobs are cool and well-thought out.

Weakness: When the sun shines down on the faceplate, you won't be able to see the monitor display for those few seconds.

I purchased this model because I needed a double-DIN head unit to replace the factory radio in my 1990 Toyota Celica GT-S. The DPX-501 is an outstanding investment for it's price and capabilities. Since it has a constant 22 watts RMS, I have quite enough power now to enjoy the bright highs and deep lows of the tweeters, midrange speakers, and subwoofers in my car. The various controls even allow me to adjust the specific speaker frequency ranges in order to contour-match the acoustics of my car. The CD player and tuner are flawless, though I haven't yet used the USB port that comes with the unit for MP3, WMA, and AAC playbacks. The only drawback I see is that ,in bright sunlight, with the sun's rays falling on the head unit, I am unable to see the monitor display. Otherwise, this is a great head unit! Even my third party professional installer thinks so!

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Product Details
Description
Just because your car has a double-sized factory stereo opening doesn't mean you have to settle for subpar performance. Kenwood's DPX-501 CD player adds superb sound, great looks, and useful features to that 4" tall space, along with MP3, WMA, and Apple's AAC format playback. The DPX-501's USB input makes it easy to connect a portable music player, and it can also provide power and control options for select players ? you'll also find a standard auxiliary input jack for non-USB portables.
Quick Glance
General Features Bluetooth, Dual Zone Capable, Front USB Port, HD Radio Ready, iPod Ready, Remote Control, Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
Number of Pre-amp Outputs (Pairs) 2
Standard Mounting Double DIN
Total RMS Power Output (4 Ohms) 200 W
Audio Codecs Supported AAC, MP3, WMA, CD-DA
Display Type LED
Signal To Noise Ratio 105 dB
Preamp Voltage 2.5 V
AUX Input Rear
Summary
Product Title Kenwood DPX-501 Car Audio Player
Manufacturer Kenwood
Power Score 5 | 2 Reviews
Interface
Slots: CD-R
Other Features
EQ Bands: 3
Radio Attributes
Number of FM Presets: 18
Analog Tuner Presets: 24
Number of AM Presets: 6
Physical Features
Anti-Theft Type: Security Code
Number of Discs Supported (in-dash): 1
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Maximum Power Output: 50 W/channel
Color Screen: No
FM Sensitivity: 9.3 dBf
CD Changer Control: Yes
Overall Min Frequency Response: 10 Hz
Overall Max Frequency Response: 20 kHz
User Reviews
Kenwood DPX-501
5 Star Review   By member ddee06 - Feb 20, 2007   

Strengths: Plays USB thumb drives Optional Ipod adapter

Weakness: No known weaknesses from what i've experienced.

This is a great car stereo in my opinion. No more scratched CD's in the car. This stereo plays everything from WMA's to USB thumb drives. Since having this i've yet to have to play a CD. I just pop my thumb drive in the USB port and let it play. I had this installed in my 97 Nissan Maxima. It's a great fit for cars that have a big factory stereo. It fit right into the same area as the factory stereo without any of the useless trays or "dummy" plates.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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THE KENWOOD DPX-501 IS A GREAT INVESTMENT!
5 Star Review   By member sotonard - Oct 26, 2006   

Strengths: Great sound even at low volume. At high volume, this head unit rocks! It's monitor color and easy control knobs are cool and well-thought out.

Weakness: When the sun shines down on the faceplate, you won't be able to see the monitor display for those few seconds.

I purchased this model because I needed a double-DIN head unit to replace the factory radio in my 1990 Toyota Celica GT-S. The DPX-501 is an outstanding investment for it's price and capabilities. Since it has a constant 22 watts RMS, I have quite enough power now to enjoy the bright highs and deep lows of the tweeters, midrange speakers, and subwoofers in my car. The various controls even allow me to adjust the specific speaker frequency ranges in order to contour-match the acoustics of my car. The CD player and tuner are flawless, though I haven't yet used the USB port that comes with the unit for MP3, WMA, and AAC playbacks. The only drawback I see is that ,in bright sunlight, with the sun's rays falling on the head unit, I am unable to see the monitor display. Otherwise, this is a great head unit! Even my third party professional installer thinks so!

71% of readers found this review helpful.

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