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Old 13th March 2008, 00:14   #1
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Cool New 2008 Kenwood HUs

Just starting a thread to track updates on the promising new 2008 Kenwood HUs. Please post prices (grey or b&w) as and when you get quotes!

As for now, here are a couple of links:

Kenwood India 2008 (and older) HU Lineup
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Special "show-off" page for new 2008 HUs
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Old 13th March 2008, 00:22   #2
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5039U is for ~5.5 Grey.

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prices subject to change according to supply and demand in grey market so today it can be 5.5 and tomorrow it can be 5.8 and day after tomorrow it can be 5.3K.
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- Any information on how well these models stack up against Pioneer 5050/6050?
- Any info on prices?

KDC-X9006U
KDC-X8009U
KDC-X7009U
KDC-MP6539U
KDC-MP6039

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As soon as the new 2008 HUs come, I will contemplate switching my 6050 for one of them. If I do so, I'll post an in-depth report.
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Default Replacing Pioneer with Kenwood!?!

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As soon as the new 2008 HUs come, I will contemplate switching my 6050 for one of them. If I do so, I'll post an in-depth report.
Hi Vebmetal,

Are you contemplating replacing your Pioneer with a Kenwood HU?
In fact, I have a Kenwood MP4026V VCD player in my OHC Vtec. And I wanted to upgrade to either a Pioneer 7950 or an Apline 9883/9887....Are you suggesting that Kenwood car audio is better than Pioneer (of course, not better than Alpine)?
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^ we can discuss that elsewhere.

Please let's keep this thread only about the 2008 Kenwood HUs.
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Can someone give updates on the kenwood 2008 HU's models and price??
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Gunbir, Abhibh etc. It's almost the end of April now. Any news?
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Any news or word on the prices and availability of Kenwood 2008 series?
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KDC BT7539U - 16k
KDCMP 5039U - 8490
Source : Kenwood zonal office chennai

Other models are yet to be released and hopefully in a week its suppose to be available for us. (Source : Area Mgr Bangalore )
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KDC BT7539U - 16k
KDCMP 5039U - 8490
Source : Kenwood zonal office chennai

Other models are yet to be released and hopefully in a week its suppose to be available for us. (Source : Area Mgr Bangalore )
Isnt the 5039 over priced? Are these B&W prices? Grey prices should be 10-15% lower I guess? But then it would take some time before these products appear in the grey market?
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Isnt the 5039 over priced? Are these B&W prices? Grey prices should be 10-15% lower I guess? But then it would take some time before these products appear in the grey market?
They are B/W prices. 5039 = 5 - 5.5k grey. Its already avialable in grey since April star with some 3xxx and 2xxx HU's too. Dont forget to collect your free Kenwood USB drive with their USB enabled HU's if the dealer is generous to give it.

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Yeah, the grey prices for 5039 is ~5k as per one of the above posts. The price that I quoted was by the guy at chennai head office and a similar price was quoted by one of the dealers here in Bangalore. I am looking for KDC-MP6039 (3 preouts+24bit dac) or KDC-MP6539U (additional feature compared to 6039 is USB compatibility) head unit. The south zone rep of Kenwood told me that in a week many new models are expected here in Bangalore. So waiting for that.
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They are B/W prices. 5039 = 5 - 5.5k grey. Its already avialable in grey since April star with some 3xxx and 2xxx HU's too. Dont forget to collect your free Kenwood USB drive with their USB enabled HU's if the dealer is generous to give it.
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Yeah, the grey prices for 5039 is ~5k as per one of the above posts. The price that I quoted was by the guy at chennai head office and a similar price was quoted by one of the dealers here in Bangalore. I am looking for KDC-MP6039 (3 preouts+24bit dac) or KDC-MP6539U (additional feature compared to 6039 is USB compatibility) head unit. The south zone rep of Kenwood told me that in a week many new models are expected here in Bangalore. So waiting for that.
Thanks for the info guys.

So I assume that KDC-MP6039 = Pio 5050 and
KDC-MP6539U = Pio 6050 roughly? i.e. in terms of price and features?
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Default Kenwood Service

This is for those who've bought a kenwood product with B&W.

How is their After sales service ? Is it on par with blau/jbl which have a wide service network ?
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