Long Beach, Calif. — Kenwood is introducing three new entry-level 2008 CD receivers and speakers to be unveiled at the SEMA show in October.
The new models offer improved user interfaces and lead with the KDC-138 at a suggested $80 with front panel AUX input with a sensitivity control for adjusting the level of the incoming signal. The unit has a four-way selector button similar to those found on DVD players and has a preamp output.
A step-up model is the KDC-MP208, which adds MP3 and WMA capability and wireless remote control at $100.
A new KDC-MP238 adds two preamp-output connectors with a switchable low-pass filter for a subwoofer amplifier. It is also satellite radio and HD Radio ready with optional tuners and is iPod and Bluetooth ready at $120. All models are now shipping.
In its Performance speaker series, Kenwood is adding three, 3-way speakers at $70 for each pair.