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Old 12th November 2007, 17:32   #31
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I have not much of interaction with Brand Kenwood(but HU),but i am using their HU in my car right now,For it's price it's just awesome,sound reproduction is decent.I would not like to enter to debate which brand is good and which not,Nevertheless i shall vouch for Kenwood HU.But i fail to understand what GSHA means, i quote,"
these are the specs, on paper. What really matters is the real world feel. Of course, the nature of music one prefers also matters. This is where I feel Kenwood is a let down - though I don't know the exact technical reasons".
Are there nature of music specific audio products??????


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Old 12th November 2007, 19:13   #32
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End of the day it seems we all have different tastes. I would pick the Kenwood out of that lot and I can make you listen to some very nice sounding cars with Kenwood HUs. It seems the very things I like (and I'm not alone), are the ones you guys seem to dislike... and thats fine.

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but then, why bother. for the vast majority of indians there's no better car than mercedes. there's no better stereo than pioneer. and clarion is what cabbies in mumbai used once upon a time. don't even bother telling them that they have an audiophile HU that doesn't even play MP3 and costs more than 60 grand. you'll indeed be stoned to death. :-)
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Old 13th November 2007, 00:05   #33
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well im using a kenwood KCD-01... and IMO it beats the hell out of most units I have heard.. both at similar and higher prices as well.. and I would agian say jsut dnt buy equipment based on specs but hear them.. you will be surprised....
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Old 28th November 2007, 16:59   #34
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i can vouch for kenwood too. i've had a kenwood HU in my old santro (just sold) for 7 years and it was still playing tapes very well !

now i just installed the kenwood 4036 in my fusion and its brilliant VFM. it has USB + Aux-in and the USB plays from the last point even when i re-insert the stick or switch off the car ! this model even comes with burr brown DAC and has a superb remote (not the flaky card types). it sounds just brilliant (better than my other cars pio 5950 IMO). i paid around 7k for it and I cant think of any other HU that gives so much for so less. here's the pics:




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Old 28th November 2007, 20:16   #35
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^ 7K in grey, I assume? Looks very nice!
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Old 28th November 2007, 20:46   #36
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7k with b&w i think because its available for 4.5k in grey
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OT: NIP, you like Muddy Water too?
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Old 29th November 2007, 09:47   #38
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yea 7k with B&W.

@hydra: yup i listen to lots of blues.

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The phone icon on the remote - does it have to do something with bluetooth, or is it some kind of mode that mutes the HU when you get a call? Also, why does the remote have a numerical / letter keypad? Is that meant to be used with Bluetooth to make calls / send SMSes or something?
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The phone icon on the remote - does it have to do something with bluetooth, or is it some kind of mode that mutes the HU when you get a call? Also, why does the remote have a numerical / letter keypad? Is that meant to be used with Bluetooth to make calls / send SMSes or something?
In this HU you can search for files and folders so the alphabets are used for that i think. And yes it is bluetooth ready
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abhibh is right. the buttons can be used to search. you need the KCA-BT100 Bluetooth Unit to use the phone bluetooth features.
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Wow! Seems like really good VFM features-wise. What about the SQ? And also, have you tried running anything else off the USB port other than a flash drive? External hard drive maybe? any mp3 player other than an iPod?
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yea i have an old transcend mp3player that works just fine on the HU. it also charges on the HU, just like on the desktop PC ! yet to try a HDD on it, but i don't think there will be any issues. the music quality is simply superb when the mp3 bitrates are more than 192kbps.

also, the manual says i can connect a multi-card reader to the HU ! i have one, but haven't tried it yet. i have quite a few old MMC, SD and Sony cards lying around. now i can carry lots of music in my wallet when i travel !!
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Sorry to revive this old thread, but anyone have an idea what the current price (B&W and grey) is of the MP4036U HU?
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Dude vebmetal...I paid around 7k with B&W a month or so ago. Maybe its 1-1.5k less in grey. You cannot get a better HU at this price point in the market, except maybe the '08 Pio series. What I liked about this Kenwood HU is that it has a 24bit DAC (Burr Brown), which means the SQ is way superior to the Pio units at this price range.
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