Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X697 CD receiver


Ken Nail

Ken Nail has written about car audio for Crutchfield since 2003, after four years as Crutchfield Sales Advisor, and 10 years as a music teacher. He's an avid music listener, whose favorites are classical and film music. When not chained to a desk, Ken spends most of his time training for triathlons and marathons, and likes getting outside for backpacking, downhill skiing, and bicycle touring. He attended West Virginia University, where he received a Master's Degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in History.

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Kenwood's KDC-X697 CD receiver is a real head-turner, with a selectable two- or three-line display and variable color illumination that you can match to your dash or taste. But there's plenty to appreciate under the skin too, including an array of  entertainment options and outstanding audio performance, including iPod® and iPhone® control, Pandora® control with your iPhone, plus two USB inputs and an aux input. Check it out in this Crutchfield display and controls demo video.

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  • JacobWallace from CDA Idaho

    Posted on 7/12/2015 9:36:24 PM

    I have a problem with my Kenwood CD player mine keeps saying protect does anyone know what that means

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/13/2015 9:37:23 AM

    Jacob, it may be that your stereo isn't properly grounded. Check your connections or for a short in the ground wire. If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details. Or give Kenwood a call at 1-800-536-9663.

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