Detachable Face: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 features a single
front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The
head unit includes a cloth pouch for storing the face-plate when detached. A
face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.
Fluorescent Display: The Kenwood head unit features a
13-character bluish white backlit fluorescent display with blue button illumination.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in
Standby mode, the face/button illumination is "keyed." In addition, while the
unit is in Standby mode, you can turn the clock display on or off. When the
Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is
also "keyed." Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off
Display Dimmer: The display has two brightness settings to
adjust the brightness of the display according to the surrounding illumination.
You can change this setting within the menu from On or Off.
Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be
turned "on" or "off" within the menu.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 utilizes a
24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 is equipped with a
MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET
amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased
power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More
power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the
KDC-X695 are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a 3-way rotary
volume control that increases and decreases the volume of the stereo from 0 to
35. The rotary knob also controls other audio settings such as Balance, Fader,
Bass, Mid, Treble and preset EQ settings. In addition, the rotary knob allows
you to scroll through and select your music tracks when the Music Search
function is activated.
Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently
adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one
source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux
Supreme Setting: When MP3, WMA, and AAC files encoded at a low bit
rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting function
restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded
at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and
the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original
sound stored in the audio file.
Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the
System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your
vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of "SP Off" (flat), "SP OEM" (for OEM
factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers),
or "SP 5/4" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
System Q Sound Control: Eight EQ curves are preset into
memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of
music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz),
and treble (12.5kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock,
Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Game, and User.
Detail Audio Control: The Excelon KDC-X695 features
independent Bass, Treble and Midrange control when the System Q Sound Control is
in User mode. The Detail Audio Control allows you to adjust the following
settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency levels.
||40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or 150 Hz
||1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00
||-8 to +8
||0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz
||1.00 or 2.00
||10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or17.5k Hz
Bass Boost: The Kenwood CD receiver also features a Bass
Boost control that can be set to the following levels - LV1, LV2 or Off.
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, Tuner, Aux, and
6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The KDC-X695 features front, rear and
subwoofer 4-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are
balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The
front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The KDC-X695 features an independent
High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear
speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can
adjust the high-pass crossover from "Through", 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, or
180, 220Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is
very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type
speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 provides the
following subwoofer preamp output controls.
- Low-Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low
Pass Filter control for the unit's subwoofer preamp output. You can select
from 50, 60, 80, 100, 120Hz, or "Through". The "Through" setting allows your
external amplifier's crossover network to do all the filtering for your
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: You can independently control the
subwoofer preamp output level from the CD receiver. You select levels
between -15 to +15.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 features a
built-in AM/FM tuner. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek
tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations
only with each button press), or Manual.
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
Tuner Presets: The Excelon KDC-X695's tuner features 3 FM
banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood KDC-X695 offers
two preset modes.
- Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank
giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
- Mix: A total of of 6 stations can be assigned to
a total of 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band and connected Satellite
Radio tuner. You can recall a preset station without switching between
Auto Memory Tuning: Not only does the CD receiver's tuner
allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit
automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks
automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.
Direct Access Tuning: You can directly access an AM/FM
station by entering in the frequency number using the include wireless remote
Mono Mode: This feature reduces the noise (static) when a
stereo broadcast is received as monaural (for FM band only).
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
HD Radio Ready (with iTunes Tagging): With an optional
Kenwood HD Radio tuner (113HR300,
sold separately), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from
local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve
audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name
and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. The Kenwood
KTC-HR300 HD Radio tuner(113HR300) is also capable of iTunes tagging. iTunes
tagging gives you the ability to tag a song (up to 50) and stores it to a
connected iPod. The next time your iPod is connected to iTunes, the tagged songs
are displayed with the option to purchase them from the iTunes Store.
Note: You cannot connect both a Satellite Radio
Interface and HD Radio tuner to the head unit.
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Excelon KDC-X695 can play MP3 (8-320
kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) audio files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R,
and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, and Long file name
formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 50 folders, and
255 files per folder with a maximum of 512 files and folders. During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, the unit displays recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) information.
The head unit will display up to 60 characters.
Text Scroll: The Excelon KDC-X695 will display CD text or Audio
file text. You can set the text scrolling feature to two different modes (Auto
or Manual) to scroll longer titles across the screen.
Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music
Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA/AAC
music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks
using the head unit's rotary knob.
Direct Music Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control
(RC-405) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.
Playback Modes: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 features the
following Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.
- Repeat Play: Track, File, or Folder
- Random Play: Disc or Folder
- Scan Play: Track or File (plays the first 10-seconds of
each music track on a disc or music file in a folder)
Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to
the tuner mode while a CD is playing, the next time CD is selected as the
source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.
CD Read: This function sets the method for reading a CD
disc. You can choose between two modes.
- CD1: Automatically distinguishes between audio file
disc and music CD when playing a CD, CD-R/RW disc.
- CD2: When unable to play a special formatted CD, set
this function to CD2 to force playing. Some music CD discs may be
unplayable even when set to this mode.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback.
Auto Insert: The CD player will automatically reinsert the disc if
it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
Changer Controls: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 offers connection and
control of Kenwood's 10-disc CD-changer (113KDCC719,
USB Port: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 features a
front-panel USB (1.1/2.0) type-A port that is hidden behind a sliding cover. The
USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class
device with MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) music files. The USB port is compatible with all USB mass storage
class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. Your USB device
should only have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 255 folders, and 255 files per
folder with a maximum of 65,025 files and folders. During MP3/WMA/AAC playback,
the unit displays recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) information. The head unit
will display up to 60 characters. The KDC-X695 will also charge your connected
USB device's battery, when the head unit is powered up.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or
Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Excelon KDC-X695's
front-panel USB port also acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection
when used with the optional Kenwood USB Direct Connection Cable (113KCIP102,
sold separately) or the USB/iPod cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone. Using
either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and
charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the KDC-X695.
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the head unit and
sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter,
allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 110dB. The Kenwood head unit supports
audio playback of music files and podcasts stored on your iPod or iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
- Music Browsing: The Kenwood head unit allows you to
navigate your iPod's music by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer,
Song, or Podcast. You can search these categories alphabetically or using a
percentage search (0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10%).
- Playlists: You can create your own custom iPod/iPhone
playlist (up to 10 songs) from the head unit.
- Repeat & Random: The head unit supports Repeat (file) &
Random (folder) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Excelon KDC-X695 will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the Kenwood head unit. The head unit will display Track number,
Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. If you choose to
operate your connected iPod/iPhone via its clickwheel or touchscreen controls,
the KDC-X695 will not display your iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit
will instead display iPod MODE).
iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition
switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X695 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of November 2011):