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I want to replace the stock stereo in my 2008 Civic and I thought I was going to go for a deck with a rear USB (running the cable into the back of my glove box) and just keep a thumb drive connected to it full time.

 

But my son tried that with an Alpine deck he bought late last year and has the following problem: The unit does not remember the last song that was played through the thumb drive each time he starts the car. It just starts from the first song on the thumb drive each time.

 

A guy at a local car stereo place told me that Kenwood stereos handle thumb drives much better than Alpines and that a Kenwood deck would remember the last song played each time the car is started. (He may just have a higher margin on Kenwood decks!)

 

So I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this and can report on how their deck actually works with a USB thumb drive...

 

Thanks!

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I have both a Kenwood X695 and a X995. Both will pick up playing exactly where they left off, even in the middle of a song, after the vehicle being shut off/restarted.


Vehicle: '99 Ford F-150 Extended Cab / '98 Chevy Cavalier LS

Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X997 / Kenwood KIV-BT900 w/ HD Radio

Sub: FI Audio x12 4ohm w/BP 1cu ft sealed / 2 GTO804's 1.4 cu ft @28Hz

Sub Amp: Hifonics BRZ1700.1d /

Front Door Speakers: Massive Audio CK6 / Massive Audio CK6x

Rear Door Speakers: Boston Acoustics SL80 / Massive Audio VX69

Amp: MBQuart DSC4125 / Massive Audio NX5

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I want to replace the stock stereo in my 2008 Civic and I thought I was going to go for a deck with a rear USB (running the cable into the back of my glove box) and just keep a thumb drive connected to it full time.

 

But my son tried that with an Alpine deck he bought late last year and has the following problem: The unit does not remember the last song that was played through the thumb drive each time he starts the car. It just starts from the first song on the thumb drive each time.

 

A guy at a local car stereo place told me that Kenwood stereos handle thumb drives much better than Alpines and that a Kenwood deck would remember the last song played each time the car is started. (He may just have a higher margin on Kenwood decks!)

 

So I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this and can report on how their deck actually works with a USB thumb drive...

 

Thanks!

 

My pioneer remembers the exact moment it left off :)

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my kenwoods start back where it left off even if i remove the thumbdrive. i just have to reconnect it before starting the car if i remove it.


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pioneer is the way to go


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My Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer start where they are left off with my 16 gig flash drive.:confused:


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2010 Focus coupe 157@46hz

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I have a kenwood ddx419 with front usb input ..i love it ..i keep a micro 32gb flash in it..picks up where it left off ...shows cd art also

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The new pioneers are really usb friendly they treat the usb like a ipod now

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