Kenwood announced it is shipping the first of its 2016 line of CD receivers. The KDC-125U and KDC-165U are budget models starting at $100 suggested retail price.
The KDC-125U and KDC-165U offer FLAC playback. You can plug multiple drives in to the units’ USB port with a multiport USB adapter due to a new “Drive Change” feature, said Kenwood.
Each unit includes a 50 watt x 4 amplifier. The step up KDC-165U (at $110) adds direct iPod/iPhone connection and control (cable not included) through the USB port. It can also work with Pandora and iHeartRadio.