Kenwood Excelon quality in your dash
The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X994 CD receiver is ready to take on a starring role in your car's dashboard. The 5-line LCD display makes it easy to find tracks in your digital music library, while the iPod® click wheel-style interface lets you fly through menu options with ease. Built-in Bluetooth®, powered by industry leader Parrot, offers the extra convenience of hands-free calling and audio streaming when paired with compatible devices.
Digital enhancements for beautiful sound
Kenwood's Sound Excellence feature offers audio enhancements designed to give you the best possible sound in your vehicle. 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.
Easy iPod controls
Kenwood makes it easy to use your iPod in your vehicle. You can control your playlists and albums with the receiver's direct iPod controls, while the multi-line display shows off your artist and song info in clear detail. 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.
Hook your iPod to the receiver's USB input, and you'll bypass your iPod's digital-to-analog converter, allowing Kenwood's superior 24-bit DAC to make your files sound their best. If you're not using an iPod, you can load up a thumb drive with MP3, WMA, and AAC files and connect it to the rear USB input. You'll also find a rear auxiliary input for MP3 players and other audio sources.
Add even more options
Connect a satellite radio tuner to the KDC-X994, 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.
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.
Bluetooth note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
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.