5-line display and click-wheel control
The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X794 CD receiver makes it easy to find the songs you want to hear with its click wheel-style interface and 5-line LCD display. And it'll be a joy to listen to them, thanks to a suite of sophisticated sound-shaping tools.
Command and control
Connect your iPod®, plug in a thumb drive, or slide in a CD loaded with music files whatever you do, Kenwood makes it easy to find what you want to hear. Grab the prominent control dial and skip through your files in 10% jumps, or search alphabetically the choice is yours. The multi-line display shows off your artist and song info in clear detail. You can control your playlists and albums with the receiver's direct iPod controls, or your passengers can use the iPod's controls to switch songs if you want to concentrate on the drive.
Plus, you'll enjoy superior sound quality when you listen to your iPod. When it's connected to the USB input, you'll bypass the iPod's digital-to-analog converter, allowing Kenwood's superior 24-bit DAC to make your files sound their best.
Digital enhancements for beautiful sound
Kenwood's Sound Excellence feature offers audio enhancements that'll tailor the receiver's sound output to your vehicle, with settings for cabin size, speaker size, plus digital time alignment tools that sharpen your stereo sweet spot. Highway Sound optimizes your music so it can be better heard over the road noise, while the Supreme+ feature improves sound quality by enhancing the frequencies in your digital files that get lost during compression.
The Digital 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 a 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.
Add even more options
Connect a satellite radio tuner to the KDC-X794, 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. An optional Bluetooth® adapter brings the convenience of hands-free calling to your drive time. You'll also find a rear auxiliary input for MP3 players and other audio sources.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.