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Kenwood Car Audio KDC-BT53U car stereo with Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone control, USB and AUX inputs - B-Stock

£129.99 Save £170.00 (57%)  was:£299.99
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Quick Summary:

Bluetooth Car Stereo from Kenwood
Reads music from iPod/iPhone and Android
Displays track details on screen
High End Unit with Front USB and Aux-In

Save £170.00 (57%)
rrp: £299.99
This product has been discontinued

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  • Easy Returns Easy Returns
  • 1 Year Easy Warranty 1 Year Easy Warranty

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Key Features

car stereo with Bluetooth, iPod / iPhone control, USB and AUX inputs - Kenwood Car Audio KDC-BT53U - B-Stock

Made for iPod Works for iPhone MP3 CD AM / FM Radio Bluetooth handsfree USB Aux input Stalk Control Multi Colour display Face Off 3 Preout

B-Stock, This item has been refurbished and has signs of use, it may also have damaged packaging or no packaging. There is a limited warranty of just 28 days after the day of delivery.

Kenwood's new high-end look is included on this Bluetooth hands-free model. This model includes iPhone easy pair feature (iPhone 4/4S/5/6/6S). Once connected to the USB, Bluetooth pairing is automatic.
The iPhone Siri function (iPhone 4S/5/6/6S) can also be used remotely. With the benefit of a 3-line full dot LCD display. It is a pleasure to use and will transform your dashboard. Designed specifically for iPod/iPhone control with search keys ergonomically placed around the volume controls. For the first time this Kenwood model includes front and rear USB inputs to cater for all your USB and iPod/iPhone needs, a sophisticated digital sound processor allows a multitude of audio adjustments.
Works with Android and also displays tracks names when streaming music from services like Google music all access.

Download image of Kenwood Car Audio KDC-BT53U Click here for Image of Kenwood Car Audio KDC-BT53U
Technical Specification
General features
  • Bluetooth HFP/A2DP built-in
  • iPod/iPhone direct control with optional lead
  • Dual USB (Front & Rear)
  • Sound Excellence DSP with 13-band G-EQ
  • 3 Line Full DOT Display with Vario Colour Illumination
  • Multi Language Menu & Text display
  • Aha Radio Control (iPhone/BT SPP)
  • 3 preouts (2,5V)
  • Disc insertion slot cover
  • Vario colour illumination
Tuner Features
  • Radio Data System
  • Radio Text Plus
  • Program Type Function (PTY)
  • Enhanced Other Networks Function (EON)
  • Helios: digital tuner technology
  • Traffic Information
  • FM Reception
  • AM (MW/LW) Reception
  • Presets 24 Presets (18FM / 3LW / 3MW)
  • Mixed preset memory (FM & AM) 6 presets
  • Station Select List
  • Tuner preset/recall key
  • Automatic Memory Entry (AME)
  • Up/Down Seek Tuning
  • Tuning mode (Auto1 / Auto2 / Manual)
  • FM Stereo / Mono Selector
CD Function
  • CD-R/RW Compatible
  • MP3, WMA,AAC & WAV playback
  • Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor Lite
  • CD Text Support
  • CD Text with special Character Support , Russian
  • Supreme +
  • D.A.C. processing 24 bit
  • 0 bit Mute
  • Random Function (Track)
  • Repeat Function (Track/Disc)
  • Scan Function (Track/Disc)
iPod and iPhone function
  • Made for iPod & iPhone *
  • USB Digital connection (1 wire) with optional cable KCA-iP101
  • Music playback
  • Alphabet search
  • Skip search
  • Related search
  • Control by hand
  • App & iPod control mode
  • Aha Radio Link
  • 2 Speed search
  • Reverse browsing
  • Works with iPod Classic * 80G, 120G & 160G
  • Works with iPod Video * 5th/6th generation
  • Works with iPod Touch * 1st/2nd/3rd and 4th generation
  • Works with iPod Nano * 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen
  • Works with iPhone * Yes, iPhone/3G/3GS/4/4S
  • Battery charge + power control
Bluetooth Spec
  • Telechip Module built-in
  • Hands free Profile (HPF)
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Headset Profile (HSP)
  • Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP) *
  • Max number of registed phones 5 phones
  • Phone numbers hold: up to 400 per registed cell-phone.
  • Object Push Profile (OPP)
  • Synchronization Profile (SYNC)
  • Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • Easy pairing function
  • Phone device status display
  • Audio device status display
  • Signal strength display
  • Remaining battery display
  • Compatibility check mode
  • High-quality noise canceling microphone
  • Bluetooth firmware upgradeable

KDC-BT53U Bluetooth hands-free


KDC-BT53U iPod/iPhone Music Search

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Customer reviews

Phil Marsden on 23/04/2015 5 star rating

Purchased to replace my high end JVC, JVC would take some beating but the Kenwood has left me speech less, very very good sound quality, 13 band EQ is fantastic. bluetooth works a treat and USB is a feature i didnt think i would use but proven me wrong and is a great feature. 5*****

Jason on 10/03/2015 4 star rating

Absolutely awesome stereo, so happy with the sound and how easy it is to use. I replaced my kdcbt92sd and it sounds better, considering its not the top of the range its better than the top of the range

Cracking unit
Mark on 27/01/2015 5 star rating

Well i have been very impressed with the kenwood stereo, i replaced my pioneer 80prs and i was surprised that it was up there for the sound quality....

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Questions/Answers About This Product
  • Question: 04 October 2016
    Car: Renault Clio - 2000 >

    Hi. I have a 2009 Renault Clio RS and I want to upgrade the stereo. Will this model work with the audio controls at the side of the steering wheel? Kind regards Steve.


    thanks for your question, the KDC-BT53U will work with the steering wheel controls using a specific wiring harness, we have shown some parts in the fitting kit below.

    CTKRT04 Complete Head Unit Replacement Kit
    Single Wire Kenwood patch lead

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 08 September 2016
    Car: Fiat Ducato - 2006>

    Hi, I actually have a 2005 Ducato but can't find any info on fitting kits for pre-2006 models. Can you suggest what I'd need to fit the Kenwood Stereo.


    You will need the following parts for your Fiat Ducato.

    PatchLead: CTKENWOOLEAD2

    CT24FT28 Single Din Facia
    CTSFA007.2 Steering Control Adaptor
    CT27AA14 Aerial Adaptor

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 31 August 2016
    Car: Vauxhall Meriva - 2007>

    Following the last question I take it the CTKVX13 would also match my 57 plate meriva due to requiring the silver fascia?

    yes that would be correct

    Found Useful? Yes 

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Fitting Services

Need help with Installation?

Here at CarAudioCentre we offer a professional and reputable fitting service in all our stores. For all fitting enquiries and bookings please visit or call one of our nationwide stores. Our fitters can install your new car stereo, DAB radio, audio visual, speakers, subwoofers or amplifier. We can also help to connect your iPod or MP3 player to you existing audio unit and can offer the best advice on the right in-car entertainment for your vehicle, to further this more we also offer a total 100% custom installation service for demo and show vehicles. So if you have an idea come on in and run it past us, the possibilities are endless and we are never too busy for an enthusiastic chat about our favourite subject.

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"That our two year warranty on products is only applicable to purchases made directly from us and that have been fitted in one of our stores."

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