Sleek, simple, and solid

Kenwood Excelon receivers deliver great performance by infusing extensive sound-sculpting tools and intuitive controls with the latest car stereo technology. The KDC-X798 CD receiver includes Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming your favorite music, built-in HD Radio™ for crystal-clear radio broadcasts, dual USB ports, and ultra-clean 4-volt preamp outputs for your amplifiers. And Kenwood backs up this versatile receiver with a 2-year warranty.

Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798 CD receiver

Advantage: Bluetooth

Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. If you're an iPhone® addict, the KDC-X798 gives you full Siri Eyes Free control with compatible Siri-equipped iPhones. If you're an Android® user, you'll love this receiver's simple, secure pairing (SSP) technology.

Once you're paired up, you can talk hands-free by simply touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. And the receiver can alert you when you receive text messages, which you can read when you're out of the car. You can install the external Bluetooth microphone in a good spot inside your vehicle for superior hands-free communication.

HD Radio for awesome sound

When you tune in a local station broadcasting an HD Radio signal, you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And unlike satellite services, you pay no subscription fees. If your iPod's hooked up to the KDC-X798, you can also tag songs that you hear on HD Radio, then buy them later online. And most participating stations send out secondary programming, giving you more choices when you're in the mood for radio.

Even more radio

If you listen to Internet radio on your iPhone or Android, you can use this receiver's controls to play music from Pandora® and iHeartRadio® Internet radio. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. And speaking of radio, you can add a satellite radio tuner to this Kenwood, and get into the in-depth music and entertainment programming provided by SiriusXM.

Tweak and display your tunes

The KDC-X798's 3-band parametric equalizer lets you adjust the centerpoint of your treble, midrange, and bass controls. You can use the low-pass frequency filter and phase control to tune the bass going to your subwoofer — then you can set the high-pass filter for your other speakers so they'll play more efficiently. You can adjust the variable-color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash, while dust covers protect the CD slot, aux input, and front-panel USB port.

Dual USB ports

The receiver's front and rear USB ports allow you to access and control the music stored on your iPhone or Android phone. And the ports can handle MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV music files on a thumb drive too. Here's a nice feature from Kenwood — Drive Change allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to the Kenwood's USB inputs and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood Excelon 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. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with AAC, MP3, and WMA music files
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    • works with Kenwood's Music Control app for Android devices
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable face with variable-color button illumination
    • Siri Eyes Free control with select iPhones
    • wireless remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q-EX (8 preset EQ curves and a 3-band parametric equalizer)
    • speaker size settings
    • Sound Reconstruction improves the sound of compressed audio files
    • 3-level bass boost
    • high- and low-pass filters; subwoofer level and phase control
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary, front and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Really Great Radio

    Written By GaryW, New York on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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    WOW, I was looking at radios for about a year. I wanted a radio that had everything. About 6 months ago I decided on a Kenwood with everything after reading all the reviews, comments, etc. about them. After procrastinating for another 6 months, I bought it. I'm 63 years old and cant find anything wrong with this as far as use, button size, etc. I also bought the SirusXM addition which works great. This unit sounds so much better even with my stock speakers. HD radio, WOW what a difference in sound. The bluetooth works like a charm with my phone. I'm sold on Kenwood and really sold on Crutchfield. They were great to deal with, have a knowledgeable staff that helped with my choice. Received the whole package in a few days. Installation was a piece of cake with their included brackets and connectors. Why the heck didn't I do this a year ago!

    Pros: I learned how to use all the features of the radio in a few minutes. No need for even looking at the manual.

    Cons: None

    Best Radio Yet

    Written By Tundra Dude, Baker, FL on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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    This is the best radio I've ever had. Does everything you want it to. Bluetooth radio xm is a breeze to use. Sounds great and easy to use.

    Pros: Easy to use. Crutchfield lifetime support. You can't go wrong.

    Cons: None that I know of.

    Versatile Receiver

    Written By Paul, Michigan on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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    Purchased this model for a classic Lincoln. Very easy to install, very descriptive manual. Color of face changes to match dash on car looking like factory radio. Bluetooth is very clear and not "echo" sounding on the other end. Many options with USB. Very happy with this unit for the price. Great value.

    Pros: Face changes color to match your dash display. USB cable is good for plugging in your drive and not having it stick out from the dash. Radio is very sensitive and pulls channels well. Sound quality very good for the price.

    Cons: None yet!!

    Great sound for the money

    Written By CFunston, Missouri on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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    Unit was super easy to install with the Crutchfield cut sheets and included wiring harnesses. So far I have only replaced the factory head unit and speakers, but it sounds great. Can't wait to see how much more it improves once an amp and subwoofer is installed.

    Pros: Great value, Excellent sound, Plenty of input options, Phone interface and call quality is great, IHeart and Pandora app interfaces are solid

    Cons: Few too many button pushes required to switch between inputs or to search and change channels in Pandora and IHeart,

    Great System

    Written By Joshua, Minnesota on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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    You can never go wrong with Kenwood decks. I have had this for only a week but loving all the features, especially the Pandora feature. The installation for the deck itself went great and quick which is always a plus. would definitely suggest to others.

    Pros: -Bluetooth -Pandora -Hands free calling -Great sound quality

    Cons: None so far for the deck itself, just issues with the car it's in.

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798

    Written By Brian, Austin, MN on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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    Installed easy, looks and sounds great!

    Pros: Bluetooth, USB, ipod

    Cons: None

    Great radio great price

    Written By Anonymous, Belen NM 87002 on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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    This product was everything it said it was great

    Pros: Looked good easy install

    Cons: None

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798

    Written By Jeff, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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    I'm really liking this unit. I replaced the factory unit in my 07' Tacoma with this unit along with Rockford Fosgate Prime R1675-S speakers in the front doors and Rockford Fosgate Prime R1675X2 in the rear doors. Really clean sound. As most have said it is a little difficult to see the display in the day. Other thing thats I would like it to do is scroll the info when listening to the radio. Right now it just runs ones and just shows the station. Unlike the Kenwood I have in my other truck where I can look any time a song is playing and see whho the artist is and the name of the song. Other that that The unit is great

    Pros: Bluetooth works great and the operation of the unit is prety easy in my opinion

    Cons: Display hard to see and lack of info scrolling

    Bluetooth trouble, but otherwise great!

    Written By Andrew, Austin, TX on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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    All of the functions I've explored so far have been great except the Bluetooth connectivity. I have an iPhone 6 that works flawlessly elsewhere, and my friend's iPhone 5 paired perfectly with this unit. There seems to be a compatibility issue between this and the iPhone 6. I'm assuming it's a firmware issue that will be remedied....

    Pros: Sounds great. Has pretty much every feature you could ask for in a single DIN unit.

    Cons: iPhone 6 compatibility

    kdc-x798

    Written By Anonymous, buffalo, New York on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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    Friend had this in his truck with stock speakers and it sounded amazing. So I had to get one to replace the crappy head unit in my mustang.

    Upgrade to 98 BMW Z3

    Written By SoCalZ3Owner, California on Friday, December 26, 2014

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    Needed a quality upgrade to the notoriously awful Z3 stereo without spending a ton and keeping the clean interior look. Chose this unit and after installation - which was straightforward and made easy by Crutchfield included model specific instructions and BMW adapters have been enjoying the clean sound..... Even in a roadster.

    Pros: Ease of installation, sound quality, blue tooth, HD, Sirius, and adjustable color.

    Cons: none yet....

    Awesome radio

    Written By David, Goodyear, Arizona on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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    This head unit dramatically changed my sound quality in my Suzuki XL7. I would recommend this product to anyone who likes listening to music in their car. Very easy to install and use. Five star product

    Pros: Great radio for the money.Great sounding unit. Love the HD radio and Easy install.

    Cons: Hard to see face in bright sun.

    Kenwood = Awesome

    Written By Anonymous, Allen, Ok. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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    I bought this to replace an older Kenwood HU. I loved the sound of the old unit but changing stations and navigating the menu was too difficult to do while driving. Not to mention dangerous. I also wanted to upgrade to bluetooth hands free calling and HD Radio. I like that I have radio preset BUTTONS now and don't have to use the touchy toggle on my old Kenwood. Other than running the hands free microphone, installation took less than 5 minutes due to my previous unit being a Kenwood purchased from Crutchfield and all the connectors were the same.

    Pros: Bluetooth hands free calling, HD Radio, Front and Rear USB, 4 volt output to amps, too many to list all.

    Cons: It wasn't free?

    Awesome radio

    Written By Rob, Belmont, MS on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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    I installed this head unit in my 2006 tacoma . It looks awesome and sounds great the Bluetooth is fantastic too.

    Pros: Quality product with great looks.

    Cons: Hard to see face in bright sun.

    2004 Accord

    Written By Adam K, Bethesda, MD on Monday, December 08, 2014

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    Needed to update the factory system with BT. Little did I know the challenge of doing this on a 2004 Accord. I chose to leave the factory Radio / HVAC system in place rather than go with the more expensive replacement dash piece. The Kenwood part was fairly straight forward. The Maestro part was another story. The instructions there were kind of backwards, misleading me into cutting the wrong wires. The support team at Crutchfield was amazing. I probably called 15 times over the period of a month (I had to wait for nice days where I could work outside). Ultimately, with some good guidance from support, I was able to barely correct the mistakes I made and get everything working.

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798

    Written By Rob, Virginia on Saturday, November 22, 2014

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    Easy install into a 2001 Jeep Wrangler. Great sound and features.

    Kenwood Excelon X798

    Written By David JS, Bevlery, MA on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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    I bought this to replace a 5 yr old Jensen head unit that did not have Bluetooth. I spend a lot of time on the phone in my car for my work. The install was straight forward and simply fit into the DIN mount from my previous unit. Right away I noticed better sound quality than my Jensen unit. This sounds great! It was fairly easy to figure out the controls. The biggest disappointment (mentioned in other reviews) is that the display washes out in bright sunlight. At night and on overcast days the changeable color display looks great but if the sun is out the display disappears during the day. The Bluetooth took a bit to get to pair but once I paired the first device and realized to ignore the pairing number and just accept it, it paired fine. One other minor disappointment is that my previous head unit had a startup volume setting so you wouldn't forget to turn the volume down when you parked the car and blow your head off next time you startup. This unit does not. The unit also has front and rear USB ports and an AUX input. With the Bluetooth audio I do not use the USB or AUX. You can disable the Aux but not the USB on the display so you have to scroll through the USB each time you change the function.

    Overall, this is a great unit, easy to use with fabulous sound quality but with a few minor disappointment.

    Pros: Great sound quality, fairly easy to master controls. Easy install

    Cons: Display that is very hard to see in sunlight. No startup volume control. It would be nice to be able to deconfigure USB and AUX to simplify the display.

    Solid radio

    Written By StreetRacerMX5, York, Pa on Monday, November 03, 2014

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    Great radio for the money.Bluetooth is a nice feature for hands free driving.

    Pros: Easy to use.Plenty of sources and features.

    Cons: Not sure of any.

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798

    Written By Anonymous, Washougal on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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    Fits tundra well.

    Great product

    Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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    This head unit dramatically changed my sound quality from my stock head unit. I would recommend this product to anyone who likes listening to music in their car. Very easy to install and use. Five star product

    Only wish display was brighter

    Written By Earl, Port St Lucie Florida on Friday, October 10, 2014

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    Great sounding unit. Love the XM and the HD radio. There is a big difference between regular fm and HDFM. Was bluetooth compatible to my Nexus 7 pad and cell phone,( my cell phone is a flip phone that is older than MA BELL ), and they match up with no problem..

    Pros: Great sound, all the whistle and bells, looks good and following the Crutchfield support team I installed it like I was a captain on the " GEEK SQUAD ".....

    Cons: Wish display was brighter...

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798

    Written By Dennis M, Healdsburg, Ca. on Monday, October 06, 2014

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    This is a great stereo, it has all the features that i needed to build my system. The mic works good for phone calls and phone commands. higher voltage rca outputs for the amps, large display for easy reading. the only thing that bothers me is that the clock display is so small. Other than that, this is the highest model that still has preset buttons on the front at a reasonable price.

    Pros: high volt rca clean look plenty of sound adjustment

    Cons: small clock display

    Great value!

    Written By Dave, Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Nice looking stereo with all the features I wanted and more for a reasonable price.

    Pros: Cool faceplate. Colored lights make display easy to read except in bright sunlight. Two USB ports plus an aux input! Great installation instructions with exception noted below.

    Cons: It was a little difficult to shove the gigantic wiring harnesses back into the dash and still have room for the stereo. Wiring diagrams left out specific instructions for several wires.

    Rocking Topless

    Written By Dave, Lynchburg, Va on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    Great sound quality from a mid-priced unit. Good looks and is easy to operate. Reading the manual and practicing the features is a requirement. It does a lot so using it takes a little time and practice to learn but is worth it. Easy to understand song lyrics with the top car down. I replaced a 15 year old factory unit and removed a 6-disk CD changer to use this unit. It is a very worthwhile exchange.

    Pros: Easy installation, good looks, digital FM sounds great, analog FM is good too, CD and USB inputs both work well, 2 USB for easier use.

    Cons: FM receiver is less sensitive than the stock unit it replaced so some stations heard before are not able to be heard now. Display is too dim in my convertible with the top down.

    Manager

    Written By Greg, Dalhart on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    easy, great

    Pros: Priced right for customer sales with the whole goods and it holds up well in Case IH tractors

    Cons: none so far

    Perfect fit into 82 Merc 380SL

    Written By Gary, Tuscola, TX on Thursday, September 25, 2014

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    It's a perfit fit. Installation was easy with the printed instructions that Crutchfield is known for.

    Pros: Slick display. Multiple color options. Front aux and USB ports. Eazy EQ adjustments

    Cons: Display hard to read in daylight with top down but acceptable considering

    Much better than factory

    Written By Paul, Hudson NH on Friday, September 19, 2014

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    Excellent reception and sound quality. EQ Pro settings are versatile, still learning what sounds the best. My Honda Civic has a nasty high bass hump in the 150-200 Hz region which drowns out the real bass. The EQ Pro is able to reduce it via the Bass Level, Center Freq and Q-Factor, while using the Bass Boost and Loudness to recover the lower bass. It would be easy to add a subwoofer later on. The Audio Functions are stored for each source: I can kick up the highs for AM, store the setting and not have to readjust when I go to a different band or source. Bought the Kenwood speakers as well: 20% sound improvement is from the speakers and 80% is from the KDC-X798. The component tweeters were fit in the Honda tweeter grilles in the front of the dash with hot melt glue: no easy adapters were furnished as they were for the door and rear deck units. Th tweeters are too efficient! I need to put in rheostats to reduce their output, but they are real detailed in their sound. I called Kenwood to send more explanation for Bass Boost and Bass Extend. Gimme graphs to read! No response from Kenwood. No AM at first. Called Crutchfield to find out how to hook up the active antenna, this wasn't in their directions. AM is good now. The wife says the radio and dash replacement are ugly, and She's right. Honda really designed their dash boards with style, and the Kenwood and Scoche dash don't come close in appearance. My dash says aftermarket!

    Pros: Versatile tone controls, great sound. I can hear the valves clicking on a clarinet. The optional steering wheel interface is worth the extra $.

    Cons: Tiny station buttons that are hard to read in sunlight. The display is awful with the sun shining on the dash or in front, but amazingly the sun illuminates the LCD display nicely when the sun is shining directly on it. The Scoshe internal parts are plastic and the Honda parts are really sturdy metal. Crutchfield doesn't supply all the weird metric screws needed. It took 2 trips to the hardware store to get it right. No anti-theft code.

    kenwood KDC-X798

    Written By Wayne, San Leandro, ca on Thursday, September 18, 2014

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    i love it, works & sounds great

    Pros: works as advertised

    Cons: nothing negative

    market competitive

    Written By Scott, Asheville, NC on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Installed to replace 10yo pioneer w/oled display in 92 corvette. Easy install, instructions clear, unobtrusive look. Sound reproduced is first rate through existing sony coaxials, original problem ridden bose system long gone. Adjustability of settings for loudness, speakers installed, mic for bluetooth, eq, is epic, can't think of anything missed. Display color can be matched to existing dash, mine is an odd orange. The bluetooth links everytime, and conversations are clear, even over a noisy cabin. I have the remote usb in the console for a memory stick, nice to have it out of sight. Love the HD tuner, not great if signals are weak, but many are strong here and each has 2 more sub stations available. Am not a fan of thin, smooth knob and the preset buttons are minute, I don't know why most brands do both. The led display is large, clear and the disco light show can be turned off, thank heaven.

    Pros: Clear display, adjustability bluetooth to vehicle and preferences, front and rear usb, HD radio, power antenna lead, simplicity.

    Cons: Function knob is thin not easy to grasp. Miniscule preset buttons. Extra cost adapter needed for sirius/xm activation.

    Kenwood KDC-X798: Perfect price/value point

    Written By Jim, Shreveport, LS on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    This is the perfect radio for what I want and pice. HD radio, front and back USB, remote control (more convenient than I thought, keep your eyes on the road), non-disco display mode, etc. I got if for the wife and she enjoys it. It's easy enough to use, though if your into techno-bells and whistles, it has them as well. Bluetooth function is perfect. I wanted something that would be nice and would work for whatever smart phone I get next. I looked at a lot of radios, I'm glad I got this one.

    Pros: The wiring instructions are perfect. Don't be intimidated, it looks like a lot of wires, but you can do this. Hooking it up to the adapter harness kit takes a few minutes, but it's quite doable. You got this!

    Cons: The display could be a little brighter for my likes, but my wife hasn't complained.

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798

    Written By JanH, Simsbury, CT on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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    This replaced a double din Bose Head unit in a 1998 Infiniti. I also bought the sirusxm reciever to go with it. I almost have too many choices, but it is great to be able to listen to what I want, using the medium I want. I usually listen to a local jazz station that is HD, but sirusxm also has some jazz selection that I am enjoying. The country and Christian stations are my other favorites. I previously had a similar kenwood radio in another car, but it did not have preset stations, and that is why I chose this model. The presets make it much easier to pick your stations while driving. Since the face is hard to see in the sunlight,,,,you learn quickly which presets are which stations without looking. Good value....but it was hard to install. Crutchfield provided everything one needs to install. Had to make a few calls to the tech,,,,but reached them right away. The head unit works great.

    Pros: great features, Sirusxm, HD radio, 2 USB ports, and the presets.

    Cons: Hard to see in the daylight, and it was hard to install in the infinity. Previous install in another car was much easier.

    Great deal

    Written By Anonymous, Cottleville, MO on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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    Could not have been easier to install.

    Pros: Does everything I need

    Great unit

    Written By Nate, Muse, PA on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    Great sound. Easy to install for beginner. Way better than my factory unit. 1500 silverado crew cab.

    Pros: Bluetooth is clear for calls. Works great with my iPhone. Hd radio is crystal clear. Powerful sound. Lots of source options.

    Cons: None

    Good Buy

    Written By DennisF, Harrisburg, Pa on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Blue tooth is easy to use. Satellite, Pandora, IHeart and USB inputs makes it versatile.

    Pros: Multiple color display, makes it easy to match dash colors. Blue tooth. HD sound, when stations are within range.

    Cons: A little hard to learn how to use.

    Huge Upgrade

    Written By BosoxNelly, Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Coming from a factory setup, this has proven to be a huge upgrade in sound quality and functionality. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I'm still finding it a little clunky when toggling between functions; this may just be the learning curve. In addition, I can't say enough about Crutchfield in terms of their support. There were many times when I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew during the full installation (amp + speakers as well) but anytime I ran into a brick wall Crutchfield support was there to help. Everything works as advertised.

    Pros: Great upgrade, good price, great support

    Cons: A little clunky functionality wise, but not a big deal

    good Bluetooth and hd radio

    Written By Steve, san francisco on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Good stero, fits in my 2003 F150 really clean. I like HD Radio option.

    Pros: Good sound Bluetooth works great my Samsung phone.

    Cons: Small buttons small display hard to read the clock.

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798 Review

    Written By AdamB, Spring, TX on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great stereo with tons of features. Love the ability to get HD channels and play Pandora from my phone. Hate that local radio reception seems to be a bit weaker than my factory radio. Several favorite stations now are hit and miss on whether or not they will come in clear enough to enjoy.

    Pros: HD tuner, Pandora, button layout, and a volume knob!

    Cons: Weak FM station reception, some HD channels have weak reception as well (the HD2 OFF message is getting very annoying!!).

    Great System

    Written By Scott, Roseville, CA on Friday, August 08, 2014

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    This is a solid unit! Full of features and surprises. I can use Bluetooth for phone and Kindle audio books.. I am able to use a mini USB to listen to 32 GB of music and connect my ipod.

    Pros: 2XUSB - one is front other can reach in glove box. Very bright display. HD radio is impressive. This is loaded.

    Cons: No case to carry removable face plate. Does not support multi-CD changer

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X798

    Written By Anonymous, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Overall very pleased with the stereo and love the Bluetooth capabilities. Callers have commented the sound quality is very good when calling from/to Bluetooth. A bit disappointed with radio station reception, especially AM however have heard that is typical for an aftermarket car stereo.

    KENWOOD EXCELON KDC-X798

    Written By LORD, EASTON ,MD.21601 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Sound Quality
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    A GOOD PRODUCT, NICE SERVES FROM CRUTCHFIELD TEAM ,VERY HELPFUL ON THE PHONE. EASY TO LOOK AT THE ITEMS ON THE SCREEN ,THE SALES PERSON WAS VERY BUSINESS AND WAS VERY HELPFUL..THE TEAM IS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP YOU WITH GREAT PATIANCE WITH PRIDE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTUONS FOR YOU. I AM PROUD TO SEND ANY OF MY FRIENDS TO THEM FOR HELP TO PURCHASE THE FINER ITEMS FROM THEM.

    Pros: A GREAT PRODUCT ,WOULD RECOMEND THEM TO ANY ONE, LIKE I HAVE DONE IN THE PASS.

    Cons: NONE

    Great receiver and more!

    Written By GeorgeP, Evanston, IL on Monday, July 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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