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Old 12th July 2008, 22:31   #1
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Default Kenwood DDX7032

A couple of months back, I was in Dubai for a couple of days and popped into one of the leading auto accessories shop there. That's when I saw DDX7032, and fell in love...

I loved the touch screen, its size and what excited me the most was when the salesmen said that it would be compatible with a bluetooth add-on which would allow Bluetooth enabled mobiles to be paired up - you could then dial out from the HU, read SMS's on them etc...

... I have been searching for any traces of Kenwood 5032/7032/8032 users here, but found no one.. Is anyone out there using it? If so, where did you get it from? What's your opinion about the HU?

Any comments would be really appreciated.
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A couple of months back, I was in Dubai for a couple of days and popped into one of the leading auto accessories shop there. That's when I saw DDX7032, and fell in love...

I loved the touch screen, its size and what excited me the most was when the salesmen said that it would be compatible with a bluetooth add-on which would allow Bluetooth enabled mobiles to be paired up - you could then dial out from the HU, read SMS's on them etc...

... I have been searching for any traces of Kenwood 5032/7032/8032 users here, but found no one.. Is anyone out there using it? If so, where did you get it from? What's your opinion about the HU?

Any comments would be really appreciated.
I know for a fact that the 2008 models of Kenwood DVD touch-screens are rated among the very best out there in terms of SQ and features. The 7032 is a good one but the 8032BT is even better. It has far better musical features and it also comes with Bluetooth built into it, Time alignment etc among other things. I say go in for the 8032BT over the 7032 anyday.

But the problem is where do we get them from here in India!. I tried a lot but am only getting the older generation 7037/39. I even tried the official Kenwood dealers but they don't have any touch screens to sell . Finally i managed to catch hold of a friendly car-accessories dealer and he said he can get me the 8032BT from Singapore for 52k soo i plan to go in for it sometime soon!

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That's true.. I couldn't find any dealer in Bangalore as well... My friend in Dubai says that 8032BT was launched there only last month or so... So, maybe we might have wait for longer to get the system in India!
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Guys you can check out YouTube - KenwoodUSA's Channel

BTW, I doubt the high end units will officially be available in India.

(This thread belongs in the "Product Discussions" section me thinks.)
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Default DDX7039 kenwood bad experince

hi
i had a very bad experince with this kenwood head unit
bad sound quality user inteface slow sometime get hanged
then i change my head unit to piooner
AVH-P4050DVD
i am shocked
diffrence in quality is too much
and piooner is cheaper also
i have jbl gto amps and rockgate fosgate speaker
the combination ia amazing
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and piooner is cheaper also

Narry - how much did the Pioneer HU's cost? Whats the car in which you have done this installation? It looks neat!
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hi
i had a very bad experince with this kenwood head unit
bad sound quality user inteface slow sometime get hanged
then i change my head unit to piooner
AVH-P4050DVD
What happened with the Kenwood HU. What faults did occur ?
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Cool first the quality is totaly bad

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What happened with the Kenwood HU. What faults did occur ?
hi
the fault occured was touch screen does not work
secound problems interface is too slow it use to get hanged many time
3 rd the sound quality is total bad when u compared with the piooner hu
i mean huge diffrence also in price diffrence
i live in china shenzen my car is subaru forestor 2.5 xt turbo
i buy kenwood for 5800 rmb 5800x 6.18 current exchange rate
it comes rupees 35,844 this is retail price
i buyed piooner for 4050 + 150 for ipod cable
4200x6.18=25,956
so is big diffrence
not only in price but in quality also, i think price is india will be simmilar
since i see branded goods price are almost simmilar world wide,
anyway diffrence between 2 is kenwood have 7 inches screen and piooner has
6.1 inches screen , also kenwood has dual zone pinooner no
but there huge diffrence is sound quality is almost shocking when u compare the sound quality, also piooner picture quality reading of cd and dvd is much faster also when playing mp3 in usb disk piooner is got much better quality
so according to me kenwood is a useless i mean i refer to this model which i had bad experince rest of kenwood i have not heard so cannot comment
also since i am electronic + software enginneer
i can understand certain things
so i hope with post i can share my experince so when people what to buy
can have choice also with original piooner cable for ipod u can also play ipod and also do charging of ipod this menu the piooner dvd have
now i realy like this hu
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so according to me kenwood is a useless i mean i refer to this model which i had bad experince rest of kenwood i have not heard so cannot comment
Strange, because the new Kenwood DVD HUs are getting very good reviews on other (international) forums. It is however a fact that some lots of HUs had to be returned to factory for a firmware upgrade (UI glitches) and the upgraded versions have a sticker on the carton marking them as such, so buyers are advised to ensure they buy the revised version.

Having heard / used most of the current "audio" line-up, and the positive reviews on the net, I find it difficult to accept the bad SQ complaint. Anyways, its great that you have found something more to your taste and are happy now. Enjoy the music!
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Regarding the sound quality, it's a matter of taste I guess. Pioneer's sound appeals to many when compared to other HUs.

My preference for HUs now are:
1. Alpine
2. Eclipse
3. Kenwood
4. Pioneer
5. JVC
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