Kenwood CES 2011

In-Dash Mechless Stereo Receivers are established in the car audio industry as a great media solution for those that have completely said good-bye to their bulky CD and DVD collections by digitally storing them into computer files. The average user of these digital media receivers may have also embraced discovering new music using Pandora Internet Radio. Kenwoods new Digital Media Receivers not only feature their established mechless design, but also showcase Pandora Internet Radio directly onto their single din design.

The new flagship model is the KIV-BT901. This newer model replaces the previous KIV-BT900. Like its previous model, the KIV-BT901 elevates the idea of exclusively playing back digital media to new heights. It still has all of the features like the 3” full-color, multi-lingual TFT display, three 4 volt preamplifier outputs with built-in digital sound processing, and the built-in Bluetooth technology by the industry leader Parrot. New for the 2011 model is the addition of Pandora Internet Radio control when used with an iPhone. All functions such as seek, search and “thumbs up/down” functions are displayed on the face of the KIV-BT901. Also added to the new KIV-901BT is the ability to add a Rearview Backup Camera for additional safety and convenience. Another new convenient feature is the addition of an on-board 512MB flash memory module which will rip external content through the USB input. This will support a wide range of audio files including MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV.

The other new for 2011 unit is the KIV-701, which is the new model of the KIV-700. This will feature all of the performance and functionality as the KIV-BT901 with the exception of built-in Bluetooth connectivity. If you go with this unit and decide you’d like Bluetooth in the future, you can always use the KCA-BT0300 hideaway Bluetooth module for a simple upgrade. All of these models will feature Kenwood’s amazing USB technology which can support USB hubs for maximizing your audio sources.