The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X493 CD receiver was built from the ground up to accommodate an iPod® in your vehicle. This versatile stereo features a front-panel USB input for connecting and controlling your iPod, along with a 13-character display that shows off your artist and song info.
Grab the big jog dial and skip through your files in 10% jumps, or search alphabetically the choice is yours. Plus, your passengers can use the iPod's controls to switch songs if you want to concentrate on the drive. You'll also find an auxiliary input on the front panel for MP3 players and other audio sources. Both inputs are illuminated so you can find them easily at night.
Sound is king
As with all Kenwood Excelon receivers, the KDC-X493 offers a premium 24-bit digital-to-analog converter for superior reproduction, along with a host of soundshaping tools. The 3-band parametric EQ lets you get the kinks out of your car's acoustics.
The System E's crossover feature allows you to trim some of the lows out of your front and rear speakers and adjust the low frequencies going to your powered sub, so your equipment plays more efficiently. If you're building a full system, the three sets of preamp outputs send a strong 4-volt signal to your amps for superior sound quality and lower noise levels.
Connect a Kenwood satellite radio to the KDC-X493, and enjoy the mix of news, sports, entertainment, and commercial-free music. Kenwood's HD Radio tuner lets you access the superior fidelity and extra programming offered by participating stations in your area.
Safety on the highway
Kenwood's optional Bluetooth® adapter allows you to make hands-free calls with your compatible phone. When a call comes in, the KDC-X493 mutes the music so you can converse over the car speakers. You'll also get a remote control, so your passengers can pick the next tune without hassling the driver.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.