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Radio reception

I have a Kenwood KDC-x990 radio and the radio reception isn't all that great. It does pretty good most of the time I guess, but I find that in alot of areas I drive through everyday going to school, it gets static in it, and is not really clear. I really dont remember my factory radio being this bad. I was expecting it to be better than this to have spent 350 bucks on it. The Assume I got the attenna plug all the way into the back of the radio, but it wasn't a really snug fit.....nothing like plugging into the factory radio. Is there a way to improve the signal or what do you think?
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put a tin foil ball on top of ur antenna
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get xm or sirrius
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put in a CD!!!!!!! i can't stand the radio for more than 30 minutes. every station here plays the same 10 songs every hour. its soo anoying. just make up a big MP3 cd and you'll be good for while. thats a really nice head unit, get some use outa the cd player!!!

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From my experience aftermarket HU's have crappy stero reception. Mine does to.
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put in a CD!!!!!!! i can't stand the radio for more than 30 minutes. every station here plays the same 10 songs every hour. its soo anoying. just make up a big MP3 cd and you'll be good for while. thats a really nice head unit, get some use outa the cd player!!!

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Tell me about it! Sometimes i'll go from one station to the next that I listen to, and its nothing but commercials......drives me crazy, and then I go to cd mode. Im going to make one big cd, but I haven't gotten around to it. Its on my list to do right next to downloading my own pictures onto the H/U......I cant figure out how to even download pictures off kenwoods site.

I acually had a Blaupunkt radio/cd player that had really good reception, and I got it for about 120 bucks.
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In my aftermarket pioneer the antenna plugjammed in there quick a bit for a tight fit. There was like a loose fit then you plug it in more and its a tight fit. Id just say make sure it went all the way in.
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I have been having the same problems with my clarion. I thought about removing the radio and wrapping the tip of the connector with aluminum foil and then jamming it back into the headunit thus creating a tighter fit idk. ill let you know how it goes.
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no worky. Im thinking about going to a pioneer with that supertuner.
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got a fairly priced hd radio from JVC and its amazing only paid 179 for it.
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I have a kenwood DDX 6019 and the radio reception is amazing. Much better than the factory unit had, It may be location or the antenna connection. One of the reasons I bought Kenwood was for it's radio reception. I like the 6019 for it's ability to program what type of music you want to listen to rock, country etc.
The 6019 is at the bottom of the line double din units kenwood makes but with the all the hookups available for it, what it doesn't do I can live with out.
Have you tried a different antenna or a signal booster.

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