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[ Music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Hi, I'm Kevin Massy from CNET car tech and today we're taking a first look at the Kenwood BPX 302. This is a double thin sized in car stereo and it's pretty basic grid. The faceplate design looks bright and glitzy but having used it for a week I'm not crazy about it. There's a great deal of space on the front but the buttons and the controls are not intuitively laid out. The system can play disc based media, it's got a single disc slot here, CD?s as well as compressed audio formats on discs including MP3 and WMA. I have a WMA disc here and we'll slot it in. Then we get the disc is read and it starts to play, but it takes another five seconds for the ID3 tag information to show up on the stereos display. You'll also note that there is only about ten characters worth of display here and so for longer song titles or artist names, it's going to take you a while to scroll through. In addition to its disc based capabilities this system also has a generic auxiliary input jack here that enables us to plug in, I have an iPod Nano, plug in the Nano, press the source button if you can find it, select AUX and then all of the controls for the auxiliary input are made at the source itself. So if you have an iPod you have to select the music and play the music using the iPod wheel. On a more positive note, we do like the advanced audio tweaking capabilities that this unit offers. Holding down the volume button brings up a number of options for tweaking the high pass and the low pass filters for the front and rear speakers in the car. This is something we don't see on many entry level car stereos today. This unit is on sale now for a price of between two hundred and two hundred and fifty dollars. I'm Kevin Massy and today we've had a first look at the Kenwood BPX 302. ^M00:01:59 [ Music ]

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