Kenwood DPX-501 Car Audio Player

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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


Product Title: Kenwood DPX-501 Car Audio Player

Manufacturer: Kenwood

Power Score: 5 | 2 Reviews

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Product Reviews (2)

Kenwood DPX-501

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...
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By ddee06 - Feb 20, 2007


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...
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By sotonard - Oct 26, 2006

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