Increase safety while you drive with Kenwood's KDC-BT558U Bluetooth car stereo receiver. Not only are you able to control your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, you can also stream music—even using a tablet in the back seat—wirelessly!
You also get Pandora iPhone app control and iPhone connectivity, MP3 and WMA disc playback, support for Kenwood's free Music Control app for Android smartphones, thumb drive music file playback using the front USB port, three sets of stereo 2.5V high power RCA outputs for maximum signal to external amplifiers, steering wheel control input (additional hardware required), detachable face security, a built-in 22W RMS four-channel amplifier, and a wired microphone for hands-free calling.
Built-In Bluetooth Hands-Free: Bluetooth wireless technology promotes safe driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation while you drive without the need to hold a phone. Incoming calls can be set to pick up automatically or at the touch of a button if you prefer to screen incoming calls. For outgoing calls, you can choose to dial out by scrolling through your phonebook on the easy to read display interface or by voice dialing if enabled on your compatible smartphone.
Built-In Bluetooth A2DP Music Streaming Enjoy wireless music playback from your Bluetooth device like a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth through your in-dash receiver.
Check for Bluetooth phone compatibility at: http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/bt.
USB Connectivity for iPhone and iPod: Most USB-enabled CD receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod. Featuring easy-to-use user interface, iPod browsing is a breeze when searching by playlist, artist, album, song, genres or composer. Additionally, you can use advanced search functions like Reverse Browsing, Alphabet Search and Skip Search to find what you want to listen to, quickly and easily. For added versatility, App/iPod Mode disables the receiver's integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps. The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.
Check for iPhone-iPod compatibility at: http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/ipod.
Pandora Connectivity for iPhone: Install the Pandora App on the iPhone and enjoy a personalized listening experience. A number of Pandora functions can be controlled from a Pandora-enabled Kenwood receiver when an iPhone is connected through USB. Functions include Thumbs up & down, Bookmark Artist, Bookmark Song, A to Z search and Alphabetical channel search. Pandora allows users to maximize the internet radio experience in your car by customizing all of your favourite artists for a rich musical experience.
Kenwood Music Control for Android Smartphones: This Kenwood application organizes your music and provides quick and easy search capability from a compatible Kenwood USB/CD receiver such as by artist, song or genre. Additional function also lets you select music based on your mood.
This free Kenwood App can be downloaded from the Google Play store: Kenwood Music Control App for Android.
Front USB and AUX Input: Easy front panel connection for your compatible USB-enabled devices. These include iPhone and iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like smartphones, USB thumb drives and portable hard drives. This USB input will allow you to charge and control the music playback on your connected device. A convenient 3.5 mm stereo input jack is also available for any audio device with a headphone jack or other type of AUX output.
Check for compatibility and digital audio file specs at: http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/audiofile.
FL Display: The bright 1-line display makes it easy to see the text information when navigating the menu, your iPod or music content.
Six 2.5V Pre-outs with Crossover System: Get the most out of your external power amplifiers by delivering 2.5V high voltage audio signal to maximize sonic performance. Using the built-in crossover system, you can also easily filter out unwanted frequencies to your speakers and subwoofers to tune your system to its maximum potential.
Steering Wheel Remote Input: Many factory systems offer control of the factory-fit audio system from buttons on your steering wheel. Unfortunately, this functionality is sacrificed when installing an aftermarket audio system. Install a commercially available steering-wheel interface and maintain control of functions such as volume up/down and track up/track down. This increases the convenience of using your system and increases driver safety to another level.