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Kenwood 8120

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TacoSter, May 8, 2008.

  1. May 8, 2008 at 9:12 PM
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    TacoSter

    TacoSter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Up and running for 1 day now, not a lot of time to play with it to find all the hidden features
    Initial reaction was it sucks... took the guys at the shop an hour to get the Ipod videos to play on it (yes works with the newer ipods and old)
    Anyway user interface and lack of instructions are hard to learn, I had to call tech support to turn down Nav guidance volume... once you see it, it gets easy!... just sit a play with it for an hour and you'll be happy as a pig in Sh_t. I've had a AVIC Z1 and this puts it to shame... now that I understand the controls... Blue tooth is great, nav - hands down is better than Honda OEM, Lexus OEM, and Pioneer... had all of them.
    The Ipod speed is incredible! 60 gig on mine and can search A-Z in seconds, switch and play a movie instantly. I'll try for pics & all the specs of the install this weekend and comment more after more time getting used to it.
    I went with a pioneer 12" shallow sub and a JL 500/5 amp... cranks, but I'm an old fart who does not like thump bass :)
     
  2. May 13, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    tcBob

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    nice write up. it's going for $1439 at Amazon at the moment...
     
  3. May 13, 2008 at 10:42 PM
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    laboy

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    Does the Kenwood 8120 have a Back-Up camera option?
     
  4. May 14, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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  5. May 14, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    Black Bear

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    Nice install, what kind of dash kit is that? Looks like the stock dash..
     
  6. May 14, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    jay7108

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    Halogen back up lights,wade oe,avs inchannels,led lights,deezee bed mat, more to come.
    I see your in Chicago I would like to see your system if it is possible let me know. I live near Brookfield zoo, maybe we can hook up.
     
  7. May 14, 2008 at 10:05 PM
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    laboy

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    Congrats! Nice install...
    How is sound quality? While on the phone conversation (thru Bluetooth) you still see navigation map?
    I want to upgrade my steree soon. And where is best price for 8120?
    Thanks!!
     
  8. May 14, 2008 at 10:16 PM
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    beehunt

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    Yea what kit is that it looks really clean
     
  9. May 18, 2008 at 8:50 PM
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  10. May 19, 2008 at 10:27 AM
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    That is sweet, i cant wait to order mine
     
  11. May 19, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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    While on the phone conversation (thru Bluetooth) you still see navigation map?
     
  12. May 19, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    Black Bear

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    Thanks for the info, will be ordering mine this week!
     
  13. May 20, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    The installer called me to see how things are and I mentioned how people liked the dash kit... long story short, the aamp kit on my ticket was broke and he had a metra kit overnighted as it was the fastest one he could get.

    Metra Electronics Corp. - 99-8214G

    http://www.metraonline.com/default.aspx

    Sorry of any mix up... I didnt know
     
  14. Jun 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    SFC Johnny

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    Just got my Kenwood 8120 installed. Still learing all the ins and outs of the unit. Got it with XM, I-Pod interface with cable in center console, and the rear-view camera.

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  15. Jun 22, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    Hey, anybody with the 8120 figure out how to program the garage door opener buttons? I can get a signal generated, but can not find the remote learn button?
    Home link in my old pilot worked ... any help be appreciated!
     
  16. Jun 22, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    I haven't even played with it enough to know it had an option for the garage door opener. I need to find time to sit down and figure out everything it can do.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    Will this unit work decently with the standard non-jbl factory system? I'd like to go ahead and get this up and running until I get speakers, amps, etc...
     
  18. Jul 6, 2008 at 9:49 PM
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    How hard would this 8120 be to install by yourself?
     
  19. Jul 9, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    I just ad this put in and it's ok. The menus are not very user friendly and the sound quality actually went down from the stock head unit. I go the xm nav traffic and the install shop put it in the dash, my signal is crappy and I'm wondering if it's because the reciever is under the dah. The reciever is kind of big and I really don't want it being an eyesore on my dash. Does anyone else have the nav traffic reciever and if so where did you put it?
     
  20. Sep 19, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    Maybe a stupid question, can you have the cd/tuner playing while using the gps? I don't want to be on a long trip and have no tunes or not be able to get directions......
     
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