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Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH

CD receiver

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The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH CD receiver gives you big controls, a big 3-line display, and big music variety.

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The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH CD receiver gives you big controls, a big 3-line display, and big music variety.

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Music on the go, the Excelon way

The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH CD receiver gives you big controls, a big 3-line display, and big music variety. If you love radio, this receiver offers a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, an option for SiriusXM, and Internet radio control using your smartphone. You can use Bluetooth with aptX® to improve the sound quality of your streaming music with compatible devices. And once you've picked your music, immersive tone controls let you zero in on just the right sound. Kenwood backs this receiver up with their Excelon Series 2-year warranty.

Music on the go, the Excelon way

The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH CD receiver gives you big controls, a big 3-line display, and big music variety. If you love radio, this receiver offers a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, an option for SiriusXM, and Internet radio control using your smartphone. You can use Bluetooth with aptX® to improve the sound quality of your streaming music with compatible devices. And once you've picked your music, immersive tone controls let you zero in on just the right sound. Kenwood backs this receiver up with their Excelon Series 2-year warranty.

Lots of radio

HD Radio

The DPX793BH lets you enjoy HD Radio from participating stations. When you're tuned in, you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And if you're not in an area with HD Radio stations, don't worry — this Kenwood's sensitive radio tuner will pick up local analog stations, too.

Using the controls on the receiver, you can access your favorite Pandora®, Spotify®, and iHeartRadio® Internet Radio stations from your iPhone or Android. You can also check out the incredibly deep programming and nationwide coverage offered by satellite radio by adding a SiriusXM tuner.

Get added clarity using Bluetooth with aptX

In addition to streaming audio with Bluetooth, you can pair your phone with this Kenwood for hands-free calling. If your Android™ is Bluetooth aptX-compatible or your iPhone® stores AAC files, you'll enjoy clear, CD-quality music streaming. For the times when you have to share the ride, the DPX793BH enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them — handy for vehicles with more than one driver.

More music options

In addition to playing CDs, you can connect a portable music player to the front aux input, and the front and rear USB ports can handle thumb drives loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and even high-res FLAC music files. You can also play, control, and charge select Android phones, an iPod®, or an iPhone plugged into a USB port. 

Shape up the sound

Use the 13-band equalizer and digital time alignment to adjust your music to sound great in your vehicle. Kenwood's Drive EQ boosts specific frequencies to help overcome road noise that can drown out your music. The three pairs of RCA preamp outputs send a clean, high-voltage signal to any outboard amps in your system, and you can adjust the audio levels and crossover points for these outputs.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our articles about Bluetooth profiles and streaming music using Bluetooth with aptX.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

  • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
  • 3-line LCD display with variable-color illumination
  • Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
  • plays USB drives loaded with high-res FLAC music files (up to 24-bit/96kHz)
  • built-in HD Radio tuner
Bluetooth Features:
  • Bluetooth with aptX for superior sound quality with compatible devices
  • hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming with dual phone connection
  • Music Mix feature allows music streaming and control from up to five paired smartphones
  • control the stereo using Kenwood's free Remote app
Smartphone Features:
  • Android Open Accessory (AOA) 2.0 enables control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
  • built-in iPhone and Android control using the USB port
Audio Features:
  • 13-band graphic equalizer with Drive EQ
  • built-in digital time alignment
  • high- and low-pass filters for speakers
Expandability:
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included)
  • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, front and rear USB inputs
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
Other Features and Specs:
  • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DPX793BH

What's in the box:

  • CD receiver (10A fuse)
  • 2 Trim rings (one attached/one Toyota specific)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
  • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Card

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Sounds great with a few issues.

Crutchfield customer from Arvada, CO on 8/4/2019

2009 Lincoln Town Car

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This unit has the great sound, and all the features you would expect from a Kenwood Excelon. Removing the dash plate was easy using the Crutchfield Master Sheet. The wiring was even easier with Crutchfield's Ready Harness service. This unit requires an adapter to retain the steering wheel controls, which I also purchased. The power and ground wires were connected to the harness for me, and I do appreciate that, however the wire to the car's harness was not connected, and required me to splice my vehicle's SWC wire to the adaptor. This would have been avoided with a pin connector installed as part of the Ready Harness service. I also had to connect a 3.5 mm adapter lead, but that was made easy by a butt connector installed on the proper wire. The unit itself works fine except for the CD player chokes on MP3 discs. Doesn't play all the files and actually rejects the disc. The USB ports only work with the Kenwood apps for Android (which are horrible) making the unit an oversized car charger. The built in Spotify interface has trouble connecting sometimes, yet I can play Spotify through the Bluetooth audio feature, which I am happy with. Bluetooth works great for both audio playback and phone. I am okay with this unit, but I can see myself upgrading to a touch screen soon

Pros: Good value, great sound, easy install, feature packed, front and back USB, 3.5mm AUX input, HD radio, Sirius XM ready.

Cons: Wonky CD player, USB only functions with Kenwood apps, Kenwood apps are horrible, the text on my stock radio scrolled better than this one. I had to cut wires when I paid for a Ready Harness. Seriously, a pin connector is only a few cents, you guys had the instructions saying where it went, yet I still had to splice a wire which I didn't want to do. That is why I paid for the Ready harness.

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Good replacement unit

Crutchfield customer from Petersburg, IN on 7/30/2019

2013 Ram 1500

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Good replacement cd radio. Excellent price. If your looking for a replacement radio without a touchscreen this radio is a great choice. It has every feature i was looking for. Cd , hd radio ,2 usb inputs, bluetooth phone controls, fantastic equalizer iheartradio, spotify the list goes on. Made my factory speakers sound brand new. The only thing i wish this radio would have is a dedicated mute button because I'm just too lazy to turn down the radio with the volume knob.

Pros: Price, features, easy to use, nice clear display, kenwood warranty, nice design.

Cons: No dedicated mute button. Center knob could use a little texture on edges for batter scrolling.

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Michael from Knoxvegas, TN on 7/26/2019

2013 Toyota Sienna

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Installed this in our minivan along with some new speakers. Good interface, great sound. Haven't figured out all the DSP options. For example, I understand what crossover is, but given that my component speaker crossover already does it, I don't understand what I'm trying to do. Nevertheless, setting the speaker sizes and car type was very effective on its own. My spouse loves it, which makes me happy too. I did not opt for the preassembled adaptor. I used crimps and it was very easy and straight forward.

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Crutchfield customer from Carlin, NV on 7/25/2019

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Like everything about it

Pros: Great features

Cons: Hard to see in bright light

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Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 7/9/2019

2005 Honda CRV EX

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The Bluetooth can take a while to connect every time I turn the car on but I've been happy with everything else! It has a great batch of features and was actually able to use the brackets from the OEM stereo on my 2005 Honda CR-V to install it. I really dig the look too! The only other drawback is that connecting and switching between phones can be clunky at times.

Pros: Great set of features for the price. Easy to maneuver through options.

Cons: Bluetooth takes time to connect every time I turn the car on, and switching between connected phones isn't as intuitive as I would like.

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Crutchfield customer from Lebanon, GA on 7/9/2019

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Great sound from this unit. No regrets what so ever. The only complaint, as minor as it is, is that I had to call Crutchfield tech support for a couple of things that were not clear in the install procedure. There are three (3) different bezzels that came with the unit and nothing was mentioned about that which caused a little confusion; but other than that, the steering wheel adapter and wiring harness was a breeze and everything worked without a SNAFU. Thanks to Crutchfield's tech support department.

Pros: Great looks, sound, and feature set.

Cons: Install directions may be a little vague in area.

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Crutchfield customer from Lanett, AL on 6/23/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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Awesome radio!

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Good sound, great looking radio, but functions buried in menus

David from Orlando, FL on 6/22/2019

2012 Mazda 3

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Had this radio installed last week to replace a failing OEM Mazda radio. The sound is really good and has lots of good features that you can read about. My personal experience so far is that I badly miss being able to easily set bass & treble levels at will. This radio is menu-driven, so you have to get into menus while driving if you want to change anything except the source that the radio sees and a radio station preset. Sometimes I just want a little more or less bass, and its impossible to do it as easily as the OEM. As I get further into using the radio, I'll update the review.

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Crutchfield customer from Cody, WY on 6/16/2019

2004 Dodge Ram 3500

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Great

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Crutchfield customer from Haskins, OH on 6/9/2019

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Have to say installation was straight forward with optional wiring service provided by Crutchfield. Also the Kenwood Excelon sounds great. Plus Crutchfield provides excellent support!

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Crutchfield customer from Inverness, FL on 5/29/2019

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice radio... Good feature set, however making balance and fade and any setting changes need to be made when not driving. Reception is about the same as my factory radio, (I had hoped it would be more stable, but I am in a somewhat rural area.) The Bluetooth phone feature is going to make driving while talking much safer. Installation was not too difficult. I only had to cut out some of the plastic behind the dash, not the metal bracket, as noted in the instructions.

Pros: HD tuner. Multiple level preset buttons. Looks and sounds good in the truck. Crutchfield provided detailed installation instructions, mostly easy to use.

Cons: Main knob/select button works smoothly, but feels loose and wobbly. Feels like it may not be durable. Time will tell.

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I'm happy!

Crutchfield customer from Fort Wayne, IN on 5/27/2019

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Love the radio, good reception, good sound. Takes a while getting use to the controls. The BT mic doesn't produce very good sound, but it's not a problem. All in all, I'm pleased.

Pros: fits perfect, good reception

Cons: BT mic

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Crutchfield customer from Jasper, GA on 5/27/2019

2008 Kia Sorento

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Ordered Kenwood Dpx793BH, Scosche SLC4 Line Output Converter, Metra 95-7328 Dash Kit, Metra 70-7302 Receiver Wiring Harness, iDatalink Maestro ADS-MSW Steering Wheel Control Adapter and Crutchfield ReadyHarnessT Service ..... with one call to confirm a two wire connection for iDatalink Maestro ADS-MSW . All excellent !!!

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Crutchfield customer from Fulshear, TX on 5/26/2019

2007 Ford F-150

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Easy installation. Great sound.

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Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 5/26/2019

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Nice unit good customer service

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Great Reciver

Crutchfield customer from Sonoita, AZ on 5/22/2019

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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The FM recover is great I'm 40+ miles from any city and now get station my stock Tacoma radio could not here. Like other's have said the display is sometimes difficult to see in the sun light. Would get 5 stares but it keeps forgeting my iPhone phone, the phone works fine with two other car's. UPDATED 7/11/19: Have to take away a star after finding that the front USB can only see 12 albums on a USB stick, pretty useless when a small 8GB stick has 50 albums and no where close to full. Still a nice radio

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Cons: Loss of bluetooth paring

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I Love this Excelon!

Crutchfield customer from Mobile, AL on 5/11/2019

2004 Toyota Camry

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This Kenwood provides a whole new world of car radio experience. The sound quality, especially with HD radio, is simply the best I've ever heard from a car audio system, thanks in part to its 13 band equalizer. It works really well with the 6 speakers that were a feature of the JBL system that the Kenwood replaced.

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Cons: For some reason, the built-in clock wants to run about 4 minutes slow, even after I reset it, but I can live with that.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntingtn Sta, NY on 5/9/2019

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Glad I went with this unit, has all the features I was looking for and then some. Have always been a fan of Kenwood products and loyal customer to Crutchfield. Totally replaced system in an 03 4runner limited. Went with representative suggestions at 1st...[trying to make a major purchase on lunch break...my fault not reps] After looking at unit changed my mind and went Kenwood to match speakers and amp. Return was smooth and saved over 125.00 in the process. If I would have known enough the extra harness to factory amp could have saved me another 30.00...[my fault moving too fast] Unit is awesome has many options, display colors, military time, 3 lines of display, all the technology inputs you can want and my old spare remote from previous Kenwood H.U. works with new unit and have buttons memorized. If you have the Diversity antennas in your ride get a "y adapter and mini plug" and your H.D. channels with sing. As for the Sirius radio promo...sad but the fine print requires you get a premium package. Knocking out the "Free tuner" Being a Navy Veteran and Sirius is kinda Veteran friendly it took some negotiation to find a package that would allow my wife and I to utilize. Combined commute 1.5hrs a day? Who needs over 1000 channels unless you are bilingual and drive trucks cross country... H.U. with amp, EQ and proper speakers is awesome get a pro to set amp gain with H.U. and you will be set.

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: None for me at this time

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Crutchfield customer from Crofton, NE on 4/28/2019

2011 Ford Crown Victoria

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Its worked fantastic and it looks fantastic

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Crutchfield customer from Pottstown, PA on 4/9/2019

2006 Ford Mustang

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Excellent purchase. Radio and wiring harness fit perfectly. I opted for the ready made harness option and what a time saver. Top notch work. I will definitely be using Crutchfield for all my audio related purchases. Free two day shipping is a big plus also. Excellent experience. Thanks.

Pros: Ease of installation and superior sound quality over the stock Shaker 500 radio.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Chinle, AZ on 4/7/2019

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Kenwood excelon .. Always been the best head unit I've owned. My first double din..installed in my 2007 Grand Prix.i got that so call moosoon system.outa there. Junk factory system..replaced it with a alpine ktp445u.. Combined they do the job. Now just need to add some bass..

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Couldn't be happier: Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH

Crutchfield customer from Monroe, NC on 4/6/2019

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Excellent radio! After a few, relatively, easy mods, got er in....and it looks fantastic in my 2011 Chrysler....looks stock with the existing car dash. The display is great looking and again matches the color dash, almost, exactly. Took me a couple of hours but I was taking my time. Powered up and great sound filled the car. Activated the SeriusXM. Could be happier! I did need to play witht eh EQ settings but settled on one of the pre-selected set ups and mad a minor tweak to the bass and wow! Sounds is excellent. This is my first HD Radio and it's fantastic! I also order the pre-wired kit, I highly recommend. the connection to the car wiring was flawless and extremely easy. Of all the car stereos I've purchased and for that matter, any of my electronic purchases over the years, home theater, etc, I am really blown away (with this purchase) with the quality, the look and the sound. The value, quality/cost is 100%!!! The people at Crutchfield, know what they're doing! Excuse the pic quality, lots of pollen so every thing is a bit dusty....

Pros: Sounds and looks great! Has about every you'd want!

Cons: Requires modification of the back mounting bracket. Not difficult but required extra time and tools.

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Perfect replacement for a Shaker 500!

Micah from Vestal, NY on 4/3/2019

2007 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed this myself in a 2007 Roush 427R Mustang, the provided instructions and installation kit made it a breeze to install. The Kenwood stereo performs excellently! Sounds 100% better than the stock shaker 500 stereo. The bluetooth works flawlessly and had no trouble pairing with my Pixel phone. Once I set the settings to the proper speaker sizes and locations the sound was awesome! This is an excellent replacement for the factory head unit and would be a value at an even higher price. Very happy with this stereo!

Pros: Effortless install Great sounding stereo Bluetooth

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Celina, OH on 4/2/2019

1999 Chevrolet Camaro

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I purchased this Kenwood for my 1999 Z28 Camaro because I wanted a double din head unit which was not a touch screen unit. Of the ones I researched, I liked the Kenwood best and thought it would fit my application perfectly. I am not a fan of touch screen head units as you have to take your eyes off the road to use them. The Kenwood I got has all the features I needed in my head unit (though some may not necessarily need these) such as digital time alignment, an extensive EQ, and (most importantly for me) preouts for my amp. I paired this with a 5 channel (900 watt maximum) amp, coaxial speakers (as I dont want to ruin the stock body panels) and a JL audio StealthBox. The system allows me plenty of adjustment and sounds PHENOMENAL for what it cost. Could not recommend Kenwood receivers any more. I think it's an outstanding bang for my (and your) buck.

Pros: Digital time alignment. Sleek design. Physical buttons. Beautiful button layout. Intuitive UI. 4 channel + sub preouts Customizable LED lighting (User defined, not manufacturer)

Cons: Slight gap between headunit and the dash kit, but thats not Kenwoods fault!

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Ramon s. from Flint, MI on 4/1/2019

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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If your looking for a double din sized after market radio then this is the one it has everything you need to build a awesome sound system and it looks awesome too!!

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Crutchfield customer from Camp Lejeune, NC on 3/27/2019

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Solid product especially at this price point. Many option to play with and customize. Well worth it!

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Great sound and features; Wish they could tone down the display

DB from Waco, TX on 3/23/2019

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis

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After nearly purchasing a unit costing over $200 more, I backed off and chose this one. Why? I've had two Kenwood head units previously, and they've worked well. I don't listen to the radio all that often, but when I do I am often on the road and trying to listen to a game or the news. Kenwood and Sony currently offer the most sensitive tuners by far. The sound quality from Bluetooth audio, FM radio (no HD in my area), and CD are all excellent so far. I can't wait to upgrade the factory speakers. I note only three downsides to the unit. The first is that the unit does not offer a sufficiently dim brightness setting. I can't tell much difference between levels on the 0-30 scale, and even at 0, the display is brighter than I'd like at night. See my photo. (The car's dash lights are set to maximum, the Kenwood's display is at MINIMUM.) I'd like to be able to make it a bit darker. The second downside is that the LCD portion of the display is far too glossy and so reflects EVERYTHING. I'll have to find some kind of film to put over it to stop the glare. Third, it's on the garish side, especially the strip of light at the bottom. I don't want some head unit that appeals to guys with twennies and low profile tires. I like my radio to blend in rather than screaming "LOOK AT ME!" Overall, I'm happy.

Pros: Sound quality Multiple simultaneous BT devices Aux jack HD Radio Customizable display color

Cons: Display too bright at night (even on dim) A bit garish Glossy screen reflects everything

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Crutchfield customer from Orange Park, FL on 3/21/2019

2015 Smart fortwo

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Clunky controls on an otherwise excellent system. Great sound quality over BT, and gets far more HD radio stations in my area than I even knew existed.

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RANDY from Brighton, CO on 2/27/2019

2005 GMC Sierra 1500

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Great CD Receiver! Puts out Amazing sound with the built-in amp! Far exceeds the factory stereo! Can`t beat it for the price!

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Mill, SC on 2/19/2019

2005 Ford Mustang

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Excellent radio crisp crystal sound and awesome functionality and settings

Pros: Quality audio sound and color shift

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Greg from Maumee, OH on 2/17/2019

2008 Ford Fusion

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Exactly what I expected and easy to learn

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Crutchfield customer from Mauldin, SC on 2/11/2019

2006 Honda CRV LX

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Excellent experience.....helpful reps who answered all my questions professionally. Relatively easy install.

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 2/6/2019

2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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Bluetooth streaming with SPOTIFY with Galaxy S8 is seamless and sounds awesome. Install was easy with Readyharness saved a bunch of my time and worth the price. Steering controls still work well with PAC RP5.

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Cons: chime tone is not as pleasant as factory

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Crutchfield customer from Pike Road, AL on 2/4/2019

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Has all the features I wanted.

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Terry from Luck, WI on 1/30/2019

2005 Hyundai Elantra

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I had a previous model of this radio and loved it. Recently, I bought another vehicle and decided to buy this model for it. Initially, I had a small issue with Bluetooth not functioning consistently. But Crutchfield support was amazing and sent me a replacement right away. That is why I love Crutchfield; They are always helpful. Now onto the radio... I love the HD radio functionality on this radio. It far exceeds other brands I have used. This may seem minor, but it is nice that you can save HD stations in the presets. Some radios I have owned do not allow this. Also, if you have the space for a double din receiver, you will be amazed what some additional space between buttons, and a bigger display will do for you. Bluetooth, this is a big selling feature for this radio. It allows multiple people to be connected (only one playing music). So when my wife and I are in the car together, and either one of us can answer though Bluetooth. Also, a major functionality improvement over the previous model is the face that there is a big "BT Audio" button on faceplate. Having this allows you to switch to Bluetooth without needing to scroll though sources. One area of minor concern with any of the Kenwoods... As soon as you install it, follow Kenwood's website instructions to upgrade the firmware. Fortunately, Kenwood is active in fixing bugs, so a firmware upgrade is not a big deal in the long run, but it will reset your radio settings.

Pros: Bluetooth Easy Interface Nice Sound Volume knob is perfect and useful Brighter display than previous versions Settings are intuitive Rear and front USB Cover for front USB port

Cons: Needs firmware update ASAP on a fresh install so you don't have to wipe settings later.

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Crutchfield customer from Deatsville, AL on 1/27/2019

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Great sound and installation was pretty easy. Was a little skeptical about cutting my dash, but once I got the right tool it was easy. Make sure you have a small Dremel tool, as a hacksaw blade will not work, at least in my application.

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Great sounding and too many features!

Crutchfield customer from Laguna Niguel, CA on 1/20/2019

2005 Toyota Highlander

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This thing sounds great. I'll start with that. The setup menu built in is vast. And, there are things in it not well explained that I can't make sense of. For example, you can set tweeter crossover frequency but the unit does not have separate outputs for woofer and tweeter, as far as I can tell... so what does this do? Lots of other settings, but no good details on them. I guess just play with them and listen what sounds best.

Pros: Installation went easier than expected. Unit sounds great (using preamp only - plugged into the car's premium separate amp system)

Cons: There are a lot of sound shaping adjustments without much information on them. There are some that make no sense to me - speaker tweeter crossover, for example. Menu selection knob is hypersensitive - easy to dial past desired selection. A remote is mentioned, but none supplied. Is that an optional purchase?

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Erik from Queen Creek, AZ on 1/12/2019

2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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Great product and great service.

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Crutchfield customer from Harrisburg, PA on 1/8/2019

2006 Toyota Tundra

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Bryan from Dayton, OH on 12/31/2018

2007 Pontiac Vibe

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The optional wiring harness, was exceptionally worthwhile! Great sound quality! My daughter loves the ability to change the color of the display (red is her favorite, as it matches the rest of the dashboard and control colors!

Pros: Fairly easy to remove the old unit and to install the new unit, for anyone mechanically inclined. Pictures were very helpful!

Cons: Some one-time options are buried deep (i.e. fade and balance)

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Crutchfield customer from North Royalton, OH on 12/30/2018

2008 Kia Optima

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Crutchfield customer from Cinnaminson, NJ on 12/30/2018

2003 GMC Envoy XL

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Installed in 03 envoy. Had crutchfield do the wiring for me. It took 30 mins. Start to finish. love it

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Rosa, CA on 12/29/2018

2010 Toyota Tundra

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Everything went in fine , only a couple of questions on plug in harness. Great service, good products.

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serves its purpouse

Scott from Bradshaw, NE on 12/20/2018

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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a decent system for the money.

Pros: Good sound and function. Great color schemes.

Cons: Some of the install instructions or should I say wires are not called out and their descriptions are vague. Many of the features don't seem to be working with my 2010 Chevy 2500HD Bose system, but I have not had time to spend figuring it out yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, MA on 12/20/2018

2010 Toyota Highlander

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Very much like the radio overall. Only feature I would like is a mute to silence the radio on demand.

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Ron from Minneapolis, MN on 12/19/2018

2006 Ford Mustang

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Love the product and the service. This is an example of how a business should be run. I was very impressed. I will recommend Crutchfield to all my friends. Good job to all!

Pros: Everything went exactly as explained!

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Pingree Grove, IL on 12/17/2018

2014 Jeep Compass

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Great radio! It really improved the sound and is easy to use. Buttons are big and so is the display so its easy to read. Bluetooth, HD radio, and pandora are a big upgrade!

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Great classic HU

Crutchfield customer from Lutherville, MD on 12/11/2018

2007 Honda Pilot

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Great classic HU for the price. Has a lot of options which are somewhat easy to navigate. Paired these with some new Kenwood speakers and everything sounds great. Installed this myself on my 07 Pilot Ex w/o nav and it was pretty easy with the install instructions and kit Crutchfield sent. Once installed everything looked clean as if it came directly from the factory. Definitely, recommend buying the Easy Harness which makes everything Plug and Play especially with the steering wheel adapter. Only minor complaints - source scrolling on only one direction and the screen is hard to see in the sun.

Pros: Easy install, recommend Easy Harness Microphone sound quality EQ options

Cons: Barely a Con - display hard to read in the sun Source selection

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Crutchfield customer from Charles Town, WV on 12/7/2018

2005 Ford Explorer

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Easy to install and use. Has a nice bright display. Setting allow you to customize the sound just the way you want.

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Crutchfield customer from Ray City, GA on 12/6/2018

2007 Pontiac Solstice

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Easy to use. Sounds great. Sensitive tuner pulls in lots of stations clearly. Looks like it was factory installed in Pontiac solstice. Great head unit for the price. And customer service at Crutchfield is second to none.

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Clean and vivid colors

Crutchfield customer from Newhall, IA on 12/6/2018

2008 Ford F-150

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Pros: The colors are really nice. Lot of features, easy install, and good sound quality. Cons: The LCD display style isn't my favorite, sort of had an analog styling. Little thing, overall is a nice deck.

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Lots of features.

Crutchfield customer from Powderly, TX on 12/6/2018

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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For the price, this radio is packed with features. I don't give it 5 stars because it takes way too much attention (and distraction from the road) to manually tune to a station. It needs a manual tuning knob or a direct entry method without having to use the remote.

Pros: Bluetooth rear and front USB port

Cons: Manual tuning requires multiple button presses to get there No direct station entry method without remote Fader and Balance are buried deep in the controls

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Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 12/4/2018

2001 Toyota Tundra

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My new Kenwood is performing very good. It doesn't take as long to come on as I had read in some reviews and the sound is outstanding. It integrated very well with my existing subwoofer and speakers and the install was easy. It took more time to remove the old unit than to install the new one and the extra money spent on the ReadyHarness made that possible.

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomer, WI on 12/2/2018

1998 Dodge Dakota

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Only got sound coming from one speaker

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Crutchfield customer from Palm Harbor, FL on 12/2/2018

2005 Nissan 350Z

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Amazing radio with multiple capabilities. Trim panels fit perfectly.

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Kenwood excelon / excellent

Bob from Pecos, TX on 12/2/2018

2010 Toyota Camry

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I'm very happy w/my new Kenwood radio, it has so many incredible cool features and the sound exceeds all my expectations. It was also very easy to install, I think total installation time was 1 1/2 hours. This new Kenwood stereo made the old Toyota O.E. radio look like a cheap tinker toy.

Pros: latest features, power, sound, installation

Cons: none

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Great radio!

Luis from San Juan, PR on 11/26/2018

2006 Toyota Sienna

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Great option for replacing the radio in a 2006 Sienna with a receiver that provides hands-free calling, USB ports, and extra power for speakers running without an amplifier. The receiver looks really good but the display should be brighter for easier viewing in bright days.

Pros: Reasonable price, looks good, and hands-free calling.

Cons: Display should be brighter.

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Crutchfield customer from Evanston, IL on 11/25/2018

2003 Honda Element

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This Kenwood sounds great, there's no doubt about it. The interface is a little cumbersome, so getting the display and the settings just right takes a bit of work. Once you've finished the basic set-up, you'll love it, though!

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Crutchfield customer from Laramie, WY on 11/21/2018

2000 Volkswagen Jetta

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Really like the display functions and back lighting. Super easy to install.

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Crutchfield customer from Dill City, OK on 11/18/2018

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great

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A whole lot of stereo for the money

Skip from Gainesville, FL on 11/11/2018

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Really good unit for the price. Sound is excellent, FM tuner very sensitive and plenty of options. My only complaint, it takes a lot of button pushing to access some of the functions that I use frequently.

Pros: Great value, very good sound, plenty of power.

Cons: So many features that accessing regular functions can be awkward.

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Crutchfield customer from Maple Grove, MN on 10/29/2018

2002 Toyota Camry

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Works as advertised. Install was very easy. Would recommend getting the optional wiring harness to simplify wiring. I didn't get it so I could teach my son about wiring. Install would have taken 30 minutes if we would have purchased the harness. Offers future growth with all the pre amp outputs.

Pros: Bluetooth works well.

Cons: none so far

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Crutchfield customer from New Milford, CT on 10/25/2018

2011 Toyota Sienna

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So much to love here!

James from Richmond, VA on 10/22/2018

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix

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If you like really being able to dial in your sound, especially if you have a sub or something, this is a great option. There are so many audio controls make anything you hook to it sound its absolute best. It also looks fantastic in my older car with other digital displays and the ability to change the colors to pretty much anything you want is a great touch. For the price it has more options and features than it has any right to. The only downside to that is that without a touchscreen it is a little archaic trying to move through the plethora of options. I also like how it saves most of your personalized options into non-volatile memory so you dont have to set up everything all over again if the battery is disconnected. The only thing you have to reset (if you want to) is the calendar and I think time as well. The HD radio is nice and I specifically wanted that but apparently HD stations in my area have fallen off considerably since I last had it so I dont use it as much as I intended to. I was also unable to get the Pandora bluetooth to work but maybe i need a subscription for that or something. There is so much to this head unit and normally I would say thats a plus but if you arent an audiophile i feel like you wont use a lot of whats here and could save some money by getting a cheaper version of it. Also it picks up a lot of glare so if you dont have tinted windows it can wash out at times. Using a light color on the LCD during the day helps a lot.

Pros: Very customizable with color choices, sound setup, and you can even turn off sources so that certain ones that you dont use dont show up when you cycle through them. Extreme amount of features for the price. This is the most loaded head unit I have ever had, though it isnt the most expensive Despite having tons of features and being relatively cheap, everything works really well. remembers most of your settings even if completely powered down.

Cons: Might actually be too much radio for some people. If you are a plug and play kind of person and preset EQs are fine for you, then you miss most of what this thing can do LED lights can wash out in daylight Tons of features without a touch screen. Some things are not intuitive at all to get to and you are unlikely to find some features without reading the manual. Not enough space in the review fields to really tell you what this thing allows you to do to dial in your sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Newton, NJ on 10/21/2018

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class

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Phone and Bluetooth work great. Easy to navigate and control.

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Harry Conn from Marlton NJ on 10/20/2018

2006 Ford Mustang

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My wife had a shaker 500 that went bad. She claims she has to have a radio. Money is a little tight and I found this Kenwood on Crutchfield's website it was inexpensive and sounded great on paper. I wasn't really expecting a top shelf radio. I was pleasantly surprised it sounds great and it didn't cost a fortune. Wiring kit was included saved me even more. Really easy to do myself and it looks professional. I did have a question about the wiring. Thought I would be on the phone for an hour. I had a service tech on the phone in less than a minute problem solved in 2 minutes. They will get all my business from now on

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Excellent Design & Performance Value

John from Rincon, GA on 10/19/2018

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The DPX793BH is head and shoulders above the last few single & double DIN units I've purchased. Being double DIN, there's more real estate, and Kenwood made good use of it with larger buttons and an overall easier-to-read face. What makes me most happy though is that Bluetooth pairing is as easy as it gets, and it consistently & reliably reconnects to my iPhone 6. A far cry from the disappointing Sony unit this replaces. It feels as though Kenwood put real thought into both the design and how people use their stereos nowadays.

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Worth considering, especially at the price point!

Robert from Campbellsville, KY on 10/17/2018

2006 Honda Odyssey

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Overall, I'm happy with this unit. The advanced tone controls (13 band EQ, crossover, time alignment, etc) allow for the ability to "tweak" around the less than optimal stock amp and speakers that I've kept in the van. There is a slight lag when using the steering wheel controls - I reprogrammed my existing adapter, which worked instantly with another head unit. Actually thought something was wrong at first, due to the lag. The lack of a dimmer wire seemed as an oversight, but once I found the "dimmer time" function, I prefer it over the traditional "dimmed while the lights are on" mode. I often have my headlights on during the daytime (for safety), and it's great that this unit will dim during the time span specified, rather than following the lights. My one major complaint is with "Source Select". When switching sources, the unit does some kind of animation and STOPS RESPONDING to the controls for a few seconds. You have to rapidly switch between sources, then wait for it to switch to the selected mode. If you're a little slow to the draw, you'll find yourself waiting while the unit does whatever the heck it's doing. I've owned dozens of aftermarket radios over the years, and have never run into this before. This issue was nearly a deal breaker for me, but after a week's use, I've adjusted enough to deal with it. Considering the price (on sale), I'll give a solid 7.5/10.

Pros: - Advanced tone controls (EQ, Crossover, ETC). - Bluetooth works great with my iPhone X. - Loads of color options to match most factory lighting.

Cons: - No dimmer wire. (BUT setting dimmer time can be a PRO) - Slight lag when using steering wheel controls. - Source select is "clunky". - Remote app works, but feels kludged together.

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Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 10/16/2018

2010 Ford E Series

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The installation was smooth and the stereo sounds great with oem speakers. Still figuring out the programming which is a little confusing, but I'll get it soon.

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Great Unit

Stig from Norfolk, NE on 10/12/2018

1995 Ford Bronco

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2005 Ford Mustang GT - Mach 1000 System. Pay crutchfield the money to have them pre-connect the radio and custom wire harnesses. It is not difficult to do...but it takes forever. Once those wires are together you can install this thing in an hour. Unit works great. The 12v to 5v converter is a must to eliminate the amp "pop". The system is very user friendly. It sounds better than the stock unit. The variable color illumination is excellent as it can be matched to the MyColor system that changes the color of the instrument cluster. I purchased the sirius xm adapter and placed on the rear deck under the back window. It is UNDER the deck carpet/cover and I have zero problems with reception. Since the antenna is under the rear deck carpet it was a piece of cake to then route the wire behind the Driver's side rear seat trim panels and then under the driver's door kick panel and then up through the dash. I don't know about the microphone yet, as I haven't tried it. However, I routed the wiring under the center console and then stuck the microphone (has adhesive tape on the back) on the inside of the center console storage area. If you are like me and don't plan to use Pandora, IHeartRadio, or whatever else the unit allows you to turn those features "off". When "off" you no longer need to cycle through all of those potential sources. So instead of needing to press source 6 times to get from HD radio to satellite radio I only have to press it once.

Pros: Variable Illumination Bluetooth Satellite Radio Great Sound Quality User Friendly

Cons: It doesn't serve me bacon while I'm driving.

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Dan from Gallipolis, OH on 10/8/2018

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Easy install. Does what it claims.

Pros: One nice radio

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Woodland Park, CO on 10/7/2018

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I am extremely happy with this new Kenwood receiver. The Bluetooth works perfectly with my iPhone SE. I also have all the features I could ever want if I choose to expand my sound system. I previously had a touchscreen receiver but I couldn't justify the cost of one with the level of features this Kenwood has. My only nitpicks are these. The knob is kinda shallow for my hands to turn. Making EQ adjustments are tedious. I also wish aftermarket manufacturers would make stereos that were matte in finish so they would be more factory in appearance. But those are small things. This is a great option for any vehicle.

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Excellent value, packed full of top-quality features!

Stephen from Lutz, FL on 10/6/2018

2006 Toyota Corolla

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This is an excellent unit compared to similar ones offered by Kenwood and other manufacturers in this price range. The DPX793BH gives you the best value per dollar with built-in HD Radio and Rear USB input. Coming from a previous Kenwood single-DIN receiver with a separate iPod adapter, this was a nice upgrade to be able to easily link via Bluetooth to the iPhone in my pocket which contains my entire music library. The 3-line display is a big advantage over similar units (apart from DVD receivers) as you can see the source as well as track name and artist all at once. Sound controls are above and beyond with ability to fine-tune the EQ, bass boost, loudness, as well as q-factor and even more detailed controls for sound reconstruction. The display looks awesome with hundreds of colors. I love the hands-free calling addition to my 12-year-old Corolla and Siri control of my iPhone. The only negative I've experienced is with the Bluetooth connection sometimes cutting in and out, especially after some kind of interruption like taking a call or turning the car off and back on without resetting the Bluetooth on my phone - that is a bit frustrating at times but if you use USB you won't have this issue. Nothing else to complain about, this unit is EXCELLENT and for the price you can't beat it, especially with all the features packed into it.

Pros: Value, range of features, sound control, flexible connectivity, 5v pre-amp outputs

Cons: Bluetooth connection sometimes cutting in and out while listening to music

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Great tuning & we love the extra HD channels!

Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 10/1/2018

2009 Honda Odyssey

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I was really pleased with the sensitivity of the radio. I am a licensed amateur radio operator and amuse myself by trying to see which distant AM stations I can get after dark. We live in North Alabama and can get 650 WSM (home of the Grand Ol' Opry) out of Nashville and 780 WBBM out of Chicago pretty easily. 720 WGN out of Chicago is always tricky here, but this receiver gets it. (Please note these are AM stations, don't expect FM to perform like this, FM performs entirely differently.) I like the flexibility of the interface and was very pleased that the Honda "black box" (Crux SWRHN-62B Wiring Interface) to keep the steering wheel controls working upgraded us to be fully functional. As they were with the options package the Honda had, the tuning would only go to assigned buttons from the steering wheel. Now we can actually tune from the steering wheel, which is nice if you travel a lot. I would highly recommend getting the "Crutchfield ReadyHarness Service" option where they pre-crimp the radio cables into the vehicle specific connectors. Unless you really enjoy figuring out the difference between a purple-grey cable and a grey-blue cable, just spend the money. Over all, a very spiffy experience with Crutchfield and Kenwood.

Pros: Very nice interface options (brightness, colors, etc.) Excellent sensitivity (tuning) (Yay Kenwood) Radio is HD (bonus "hidden" radio stations in most cities)

Cons: Cluttered screen - A lot of buttons and silk screened text that takes some learning. Functionality is actually pretty simple, it just seems like it could be simplified a bit. The app is odd - I was hoping it would let you pre-program stations to the buttons, set the time and date of the radio, adjust the display content and color, etc. Basically overcome the cluttered front face of the radio. But it seems to not offer much more than the standard Bluetooth or USB interface.

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Budget friendly

Daniel from Hays, NC on 9/28/2018

2004 GMC Yukon

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This is an excellent choice for any double din application. It's intuitative and loaded with features. The ability to expand the system makes this an even better deal for those operating on a budget.

Pros: Feature rich

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Great Sound with Adequate Volume

Reilly from Heuvelton, NY on 9/24/2018

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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The receiver did dramatically improve the sound of my truck speakers. I am currently running Polk DB+ 652s (so that did help with the sound quality). Bluetooth connects quickly and rarely skips. There are quite a few options to change the speakers but once I figured them out, I can't complain about audio quality or loudness. The display is easy to read even in broad daylight. The controls are easy to use but the radio didn't work properly immediately after setting favorite stations, it did figure itself out the next time the receiver was selected. I have not used the USB function or the Android software so I can't comment on either...

Pros: Easy install, highly visible, great sound, Personalization capabilities

Cons: Installation instructions

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Kenwood's DPX793BH two thumbs up!

Les from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 9/23/2018

2007 Pontiac Vibe

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I recently purchased this unit through Crutchfield and I'm must say I was impressed with their service. Great communication and tracking assistance. It took a mere 48 hours to receive my unit. When I received the unit I was over joyed by Kenwood's looks and build quality. To be safe I purchased all of Crutchfield's accessory suggestions to replace my old factory head unit in my 2007 Pontiac Vibe. It's display had burnt out. It was daunting at first to see the number of accessories supplied but I used every last part. I have read that some people only spent 1.5 hours to install but I ran close to 4 hours. I had to tackle some additional technical challenges. Basically, I had to convert the Kenwood's speaker outputs to line level to match the Vibe's factory amps and subwoofer. I had to call Crutchfield's support line for advice and they did not disappoint. Other than that, the install was straight forward but I took my time to ensure I didn't damage my dash or the Kenwood. After the final connections and putting the dash back together, I had blast off. The colourful Kenwood came to life and the sound was better than expected along with useful features, like Bluetooth, HD radio and the customized colours to match your dash colours or not. Nice touch. Overall I'm very pleased so far and recommend this unit highly.

Pros: Excellent sound, great features, excellent customization

Cons: So far I can't identify anything as a deal breaker.

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Great unit

Chris from Sylmar, CA on 9/20/2018

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Great sound (through Bose speakers) and features for a fair price. The display on this Kenwood is much brighter and easier to read than the display on another (single DIN) Kenwood that I have. I didn't think I would have use for the rear USB but found that I can pull it through to my glove compartment and keep a second USB full of music ready to go. This makes it easy to keep different genres of music separate. The HD radio sounds better than regular analog, but I rarely listen to radio anymore. The CD player works fine and reads all sorts of different music files. Overall I'm very happy with the unit! I wasn't terribly impressed with the Crutchfield installation instructions. Things that may be obvious to an experienced installer weren't mentioned (like to remove and disregard the metal sleeve that comes around the unit and use the plastic mounting bracket instead). Nonetheless, I took my dash apart, removed the old head unit, installed the new one, and put the vehicle back together again in about an hour and a half. (This was my second stereo install).

Pros: Features Sound Quality

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Impressive sound upgrade

Jon from Madison, WI on 9/18/2018

2003 Honda CRV EX

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I had originally bought the most affordable bluetooth stereo I came across at a big box store, $60. It worked most of the time and got the cassette deck out of my 2003 crv. After almost a year of using the cheapo unit it was time to upgrade. This kenwood deck makes my rockford 6.5" door speakers scream! The increased sound quality from aptx blue-tooth is immediately noticeable. As usual I regret spending the money earlier on a cheap unit and should have done my homework and bought this Kenwood receiver from the start. As always Crutchfield was fast and reliable.

Pros: better sound, higher volume, colors, dimming, controls, warranty.

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Crutchfield customer from Hamilton, OH on 9/18/2018

2004 Pontiac Grand Am

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I am very pleased with the radio for my 2004 Grand Am. It looks great and sounds great, even with factory speakers. The installation only took me about and hour and half, with no issues. I can see the display very clearly, with no glare. It is a perfect choice for the upgrade I was looking for.

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Great sound! more functions!

Quaylan from Hugo, OK on 9/17/2018

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Excellent product, installation was a breeze with the complimentary installation gear from Crutchfield.

Pros: Sounds great, clear crisp, powerful tons of features, HD radio! Love the multi color settings for the display allows for perfect matching to interior colors.

Cons: Android software is a little flaky, doesn't come with a dedicated remote

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Not as awesome as I hoped for.

James from Pooler, GA on 9/17/2018

2006 Saturn ION 3

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I will say that it's hard to get the right functions that you want in the package you need with the vast array of variables that exist in electronics today. When I bought this radio, I only had two requirements - HD Radio receiver and Radio Data System, at an affordable price in a form that looked compatible with my car. Anything else would just be awesomeness. For the two items I required, this head unit does. Haven't been able to utilize HD radio yet - my opportunity to try it out on a road trip was quashed by Hurricane Florence. But it picks up RDS fine and displays the data much like the OEM head unit this one replaced. The biggest surprise to me was the quality of the audio. With just 4 OEM 6 3/4" speakers in my car, this head unit has so many ways to equalize and bass boost, not to mention vehicle size calibration and all kinds of other goodies to make the output of the sound really freaking great. And, at night, the display can be customized to come pretty close to your ambient vehicle colors. I use a two tone orange and it matches my dash gauges almost perfectly. With Crutchfield's installation guide and included bezels, installation was an absolute breeze. The only thing I needed were 14 connectors. It looks sharp and practically factory in the car. Audio quality varies greatly. One equalizer setting may work with one FM station perfect, but be horrible for another. Spotify, Pandora BT & USB doesn't work right with Android 9.

Pros: Ambient light settings are cool. Sound quality can be made really really good. Decent call and Bluetooth quality, BT connectivity good with phone, but not services like Pandora and Spotify. Looks sharp. Extremely customizable from cabin size, to speaker/subwoofer size and locations. It ain't Chinese junk.

Cons: No "one-touch" mute button. Hitting the know takes you to a function menu. FM modulation can be irritatingly unstable. Spotify & Pandora functions don't work with Android 9 on my Pixel 2 either on USB or Bluetooth. USB is only 1A for charging (really?!?) USB Front/Back only good for charging (slow at that) Custom EQ settings get reset as soon as you pick another Menu items don't match instructions all the time. Really confusing at times.

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Very happy

Shawn from Muskegon, MI on 9/13/2018

2003 Ford Windstar

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Great looks and great sound.

Pros: Easy install in my 03 Ford Windstar

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Carnesville, GA on 9/13/2018

2012 Ram 1500

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Radio is perfect. My wife likes the sound and features it has.

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Rick from Torrington, CT on 9/5/2018

2012 Ram 1500

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Great unit..! I was reluctant as the price was low but an awesome replacement in my 2012 Dodge Ram and I have phone!. Install was not bad as I was done in about 1/12 hrs with a perfect fit. Instructions were great and on point. I did purchase the cable kit which made it even easier. I may buy the same unit for my wife's 07' Ford Edge.

Pros: Great Sound, Phone works awesome, easy install.

Cons: NONE!!

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Crutchfield customer from Trenton, FL on 9/5/2018

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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So far so good! Just installed so only had for a week.

Pros: Easy to install; fits great

Cons: None so far.

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Kenwood quality and features offer best bang for the buck!

Crutchfield customer from Belle Plaine, KS on 9/3/2018

2005 Mazda RX8

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I've been buying Kenwood products for over 20 years now and have never been disappointed. The Excelion DPX793BH continues that tradition. Packed with all the features one could ever need, at a very reasonable price. Even with stock speakers (for now) the difference in sound is amazing.

Pros: Feature packed, very good price.

Cons: None come to mind.

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Nice replacement with built-in HD

Randy from Mint Hill, NC on 9/3/2018

2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Nice unit. I have used Kenwood as an after-market replacement in another vehicle. This on has HD built-in, which is nice for enhancing free radio. The install was a bit hectic, mainly because I had to cut out an metal bracket before this would fit (this was disclosed on the Crutchfield site) and I elected to wire everything up on my own. That said, the recommended additions were exactly what i needed to get the job done.

Pros: HD, custom color display, BT

Cons: None

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Excellent!

Brenton from Marana, AZ on 9/2/2018

2014 Nissan Versa Note

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I haven't purchased a car stereo for a very long time, so I was shocked that something so nice looking could be so inexpensive. I mainly bought this for the ability to go hands free calling and, after a couple weeks, this has been awesome! The installation was super easy and because I paid for Crutchfield to wire the harness for me, I didn't have to strip and connect anything. Coupled with the kenwood 6 inch door speakers, it sounds really nice. They've got this DIY thing down pat. Next project will be a small sub and amp for some depth to my sound, and thanks to Crutchfields instructions, I have confidence I will be able to install it myself!

Pros: Display, ease of use and adjustments, lots of choices for settings, easy to install, fit 2014 Nissan Versa Note perfectly, hands free calling with ease

Cons: NONE

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 8/23/2018

2005 Toyota Matrix

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So, I bought the Kenwood DPX793BH after hours of research comparing specs and reading reviews. I tend to take my time on decisions like this because I hate returning things and having buyers remorse. I also consider myself to be an audiophile so even though the price point was low I didn't want to sacrifice my ears. It turns out I'm not sacrificing anything! This head unit delivers the goods! Quality of everything I play is stellar. The Bluetooth connectivity and provided microphone are huge improvements to my previous setups. BTW I did the install myself in under 2 hours and I've never done one before. It was easy peasey with the provided brackets and wiring harness. Crutchfield provided detailed instructions was only a phone call away but I never had to call. The HD radio is great and pulls in stations my old stock radio could not. Overall I could not be more satisfied. I'm taking the long way so I can enjoy more tunes!

Pros: Bluetooth, HD radio, fm sensitivity, front usb and aux inputs and sound

Cons: no remote but no biggie

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 8/22/2018

2009 Jeep Wrangler

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Great radio. Much better than stock jeep rubicon radio.

Pros: Great color and sound.

Cons: Radio does not completely turn off (not playing but still on) for 30 minutes default unless the key is pulled from the ignition. It can be modified to fewer minutes per Crutchfield but haven't tried it yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Tualatin, OR on 8/22/2018

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great deck for sound in my stock mk4 jetta wagon. Wiring was a breeze and the fit kit to the dash installed smoothly and quickly. Its very east to use and set up, the multi color options for the screen and the keys allow for a factory look. The only thing I wish it had was the ability to set up the wiring kit to allow it to dim and brighten with the factory dimmer, that may just be a VW thing though.

Pros: Clean Install Factory look Great Sound

Cons: None

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Great sound and feature set

Alan from Eugene, OR on 8/20/2018

2003 Honda Accord EX

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The Kenwood is replacing the Honda OEM 6 CD premium stereo and the Kenwood has plenty of power for my needs. This unit has all the features that I wanted: CD, HD radio, USB front and rear, 3 line display, bluetooth and iPhone integration, hands free calling, works with my steering wheel audio controls and 13 band equalizer. Simple installation replacing the storage compartment on my 2003 Honda Accord EX. The Crutchfield "ready harness" is worth every penny in terms of time-saving and ensuring accurate wiring. I was able to very simply route the hands free mic into the headliner right next to the rear view mirror. Very happy with Crutchfield support which is second to none. The Kenwood DPX793BH was a very good choice for me.

Pros: Power, 3 line display, HD radio, bluetooth, hands free, iPhone integration, 13 band equalizer

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 8/20/2018

2006 Ford Crown Victoria

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I installed it in a 2006 Crown Victoria and i just love it. It has so many features and the ease of installation was great. I can't say one bad thing. Crutchfield you rock!!

Pros: Options and 2 usb

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 8/13/2018

2007 Nissan Altima

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The color presets matched my Altima's orange-red spot on, and i'm Getting stations from like 60 miles away clear as day; the double din was a great choice as it filled the dash really well and neatly; overall excellent product

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Crutchfield customer from Hendersonville, NC on 8/12/2018

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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Great radio ,just use factory mounting brackets not the ones that come with the radio, for a 05 4runner.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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sounds great

milton from South Bend, IN on 8/8/2018

2004 Ford Ranger

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love the Sound & the look of this unit ...I have always loved Kenwood Products And this Unit is no different easy to program & beautiful to look at !!!

Pros: great service,great sound , great price & with the factory Harness it was a breeze to install !!!!

Cons: my drive to work is to short to really enjoy my new jams

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WOW

steve from Bayport, MN on 8/8/2018

2002 Toyota Tundra

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awesome

Pros: great sound, eye appeal, love it, harness was best money spent

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Great Sound at a Great Price.

Scott D. from Las Vegas, NV on 8/7/2018

2010 Subaru Legacy

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Great sound and great appearance. Takes a little effort to run the panel on it as it is not as user friendly as the stock stereo that came out of my 2010 Subaru Legacy. That said I am very happy with purchase. My car had a Harmon Kardon 9 speaker system in it and this head unit really made it sound much better.

Pros: Sound and features. Never had HD radio before and I really enjoy it.

Cons: Learning the controls on the unit.

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Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 8/6/2018

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excellent radio for its price

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Crutchfield customer from Arkansas City, KS on 8/2/2018

2002 Toyota Camry

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Its beautiful, magnificent! Sound is amazing, cant wait to play with it

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Good layout

Mark from Sorrento, FL on 7/30/2018

2004 Ford Explorer

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Love this radio. The layout and menu navigation is user friendly. The only thing I would like to have seen, is some kind of texture around the volume knob. It is slick and some times hard to turn.

Pros: Good layout, easy menu

Cons: Volume knob is slick

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Great up grade

Rick from Florissant, MO on 7/29/2018

2005 Ford F-350

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Really a great Kenwood at a Really Great price. Install was easy and the hook up was smooth with the loom I got with it. I love the color changes. I would buy this again.

Pros: I love it !!! Easy install with fast hook up. Sounds great. Great color choices.

Cons: None right now.

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Crutchfield customer from Kyle, TX on 7/27/2018

2005 Nissan Altima

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Well what can I say other than this puppy has all the features to really light up ur day. Besides an awesome sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Stevensville, MD on 7/24/2018

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Great unit, fit perfect in my 2002 Chevy Tahoe. All the different colors you can change the face plate to is really cool. But more than anything it really sounds remarkable! Very pleased! Full of adjustments, amazing all the different sounds you can get out of this unit! Was always a Kenwood guy, had a few Pioneer SuperTuners in their day, they were good for picking up weak radio signals but that's about it. Kenwood always had the best sound/power! Crutchfield was on the ball too and very helpful! Glad I bought my stuff from them.

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Joe from Owings, MD on 7/21/2018

2015 Subaru Forester

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The large display is easy to read and is visible in the daylight. It pairs easily to 2 phones and sounds great. I recommend spending the money on the ReadyHarness service. It made installation easier. Reference the Kenwood owner's manual for the steering wheel control connection (it's the light blue/yellow wire) because Crutchfield doesn't make this connection for you. I made 2 calls to Crutchfield technical support during installation (regarding the SWC connection) and they gave me incorrect information each time.

Pros: pairs to 2 phones easily. Sounds great and is visible in daylight.

Cons: probably too many color options. they are a little distracting.

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Tremper, NY on 7/18/2018

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Install directions were good, but need some updating as the Kenwood comes with a metal sleeve around the radio that needs to come off before installing in my Sienna...Not a big deal, but I had to call support and they were AWESOME.

Pros: great radio does what as described

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Shasta Lake, CA on 7/8/2018

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Awesome stereo, very easy to install. The Bluetooth is great it hooks up easily...

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Great Head Unit !!!!

James from Easley, SC on 7/8/2018

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I put this in my 2012 jeep wrangler along with 2 - 10 inch subs and a 500 watt amp to power them, i left the factory speakers in and the sound is amazing !!! Clear, loud and mote than enough bass , this unit has a lot of function on it that some people will never use but for me adding subs the x-over function was great , the HD radio sounds great , picks up station well, with it being 22 watts per channel i will not be adding another amp for the speakers more than enough power for them , this is great head unit that Will not break the bank!!!

Pros: HD radio, hi powered 22 watts per channel, USB, bluetooth, looks great , price

Cons: None yet , only had it a few weeks

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Chad from Lucedale, MS on 7/7/2018

2007 Mercury Montego

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A fine radio full of features! Has a big display so you can see who is playing!

Pros: Plenty of plug in options!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Brooklet, GA on 6/28/2018

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Excellent sound quality even with stock speakers. I bought it mainly to add Bluetooth for phone usage while driving. BT works great and sounds really well. Fit my dash opening very easily.

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Fantastic stereo unit that exceeded my expectations!!!!

Rex from Williams, AZ on 6/14/2018

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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Excellent choice for a unit that gives the owner the ability to adjust sound to individual tastes. Easy to use features with so many options! I have Kenwood units in all of my vehicles and they have always been very reliable and easy to use.

Pros: Many easy to use features to create the sound cutomized to individual tastes! Price and quality combined in an excellent unit!

Cons: Installation was complex as I kept an exsisting seperate amplifier. BUT Crutchfield techs assisted with solving a connection problem.

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Crutchfield customer from Lehighton, PA on 6/13/2018

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Perfect fit. 100% satisfaction.

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Crutchfield customer from Maple Shade, NJ on 6/13/2018

2006 Ford F-350

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Great head unit for the money I put this in my 06 f350 dullay and what a difference! Love all the options for sound setup. Speaker size and distance setting was a game changer.

Pros: To many to list.

Cons: None as of yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/7/2018

2003 Nissan Xterra

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Love this radio!! Was the perfect addition to my 2003 Nissan Xterra.

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Cons: Will need to fine tune the way it fits. Metra face plate did not work for me.

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Vast improvement

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 5/3/2018

2014 Subaru Forester

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Great sound and a perfect fit! Replaced the factory radio in my wife's 2014 Subaru Forester. She LOVES it. The included kits made the installation relatively easy (vehicle specific and Steering Wheel Control instructions could be a Little clearer). My wife can finally use Bluetooth reliably and easily. If you have problems with volume on the mic adjust the gain. We went from -4 (default) to +3 and it is very clear.

Pros: Good Fit Looks Great Great Sound Bluetooth Works Great! Easy to replace factory radio with Tech Support Readily Answered Questions during Install

Cons: Some confusion over extra factory wires Could be better instructions for Steering Wheel Controls adapter - some conflicting instructions.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 4/27/2018

2006 Nissan Altima

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Works well with iPhone.

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Great sound!!

Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 4/26/2018

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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Great product and sounds wonderful in my Jeep

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DPX793BH is a Champion CD Receiver.

John W. from Burnsville, MN on 4/24/2018

1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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Installed in a 1997 S10 BLazer. It is a great CD receiver. I think you can order a remote separately. There are few display features I would have liked to see on the DPX793BH that were on the DPX792BH. (Listed in the Cons section). This is not meant as a deterrent from purchasing the DPX793BH. Not at all. Only personal preference from expereince with the DPX792BH. Like the previous model the DPX793BH is capable of fine tuning the sound to your liking. The PROS outweigh the CONS by far. Crutchfield provides all the support you need for easy installation. Including if needed (wire harness, wire, connectors, advice. etc.)

Pros: -Looks and sounds as good as the DPX792BH. -HD radio. -RCA outputs for Sub-Woofer and expansion of system. -Change-able color LCD display. (2 zones) -Fine tuning sound. (Example:set speaker size, crossover frequency,bass boost) -Kenwood Excelon products have 2 year warranty for parts and labor.

Cons: -No remote. Order seperate. -Does not display graffic equalizer on front LCD Display. DPX792BH does. -Manual EQ only shows band frequency number and +/ - 9db. -The DPX792BH shows a bar graph for manual EQ adjustment with the bar of the frequency being adjusted flashing. -The display brightness is still weak in some settings.

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Great sound and universal

Anthony from Twin Falls, ID on 4/22/2018

2006 Honda CRV EX

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This is a really nice head unit and I would recommend it very highly. It is for that, and that only that I have given it a 5 rating. However I have to say that the installation hardware and associated instructions for my particular vehicle were less than satisfactory - with particular regard to the instructions. This caused me to call for a clarification, which in turn was incorrect. Specifically, the wiring adapter and instructions were correct, with exception of where and how to attach to a corresponding steering wheel remote wire - this was resolved by a phone call to the manufacturer's tech service. Even more troublesome was the trim piece - which one to use - how and which tabs to remove. Instructions actually provided two contradicting answers, and a call to your tech service provided a third. None were correct as each instructed me to leave two remaining tabs which prevented the trim piece from recessing to its designed front level. The fix for that was to set the head unit's side mounting brackets rearward, allowing the trim ring to recess properly - but this then prevented the vehicle's cover panel from fitting. The correct solution in this case was to remove all tabs from the trim piece and attach it to it's designed space on the inside of the cover panel. I used black plastic electrical tape to accomplish this, but the use of a proper adhesive would work as well.

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good radio for the price. XM ready. Bluetooth ready

ken from Sneads, FL on 4/22/2018

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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have not had it long, but love it so far. the premium conversion kit made it easy.the most time consuming part was soldering the plugs together. would do it again

Pros: fit perfectly

Cons: soldering connecting plugs

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Tastes great, less filling (a title for a review? Hmmm!)

Don from Franklin, TN on 4/18/2018

2016 Ford Transit Connect

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The radio is everything I wanted. It is a way to listen to audiobooks while we travel using either USB, Aux or, most likely, our Android and Apple phones. The User Manual, however, could have been clearer. Perhaps manuals should be checked by people who have never programmed one of these devices to see if it's more confusing than helpful. Thankfully, there's a PDF online so at least the print can be made larger. The one problem I had (nothing to do with the Kenwood) was that there was no accessory wire from the ignition switch on my 2016 Ford Transit Connect xl but I was able to work around that by installing a shut off switch on the dash kit.

Pros: See review

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Vance from Wichita Falls, TX on 4/16/2018

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great radio with built in amp and blue tooth and hands free phone acc.i give it 4 stars if it had nav it would be a 5

Pros: love the radio

Cons: no problems

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Rick from Rch Cucamonga, CA on 4/15/2018

2002 Toyota Tundra

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Love the head unit. Bluetooth works perfect.

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Excellent service

dave from Colorado Spgs, CO on 4/10/2018

2007 Toyota RAV4

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The installation went very easily thanks to the custom wiring harness, and excellent instructions. I did call Crutchfield twice. The first time to ask why only 2 or the 3 multi pin connectors in the car we used in the install. The tech told me that's all that was needed. I was skeptical, but he was right! The second call was due to a problem with the unit changing sources sporatically. The tech, Ed, said it sounded like a firmware problem, found the newest upgrade, emailed me the link, along with instructions for installing it. It all went off without a hitch. Great service, and I loved the wiring harness with the steering wheel controls. It made it all so easy, and so, so much cheaper than what the local car stereo place wanted to charge me to install a unit. Everything fit, and it looks great.

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Good sound, easy to install

Randy from Weatherford, TX on 4/8/2018

2005 Toyota Matrix

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This head unit exceeded expectations. First off, it sounds WAY better than the stock unit, even when we tried it with the stock speakers still in place. But the best part is how EASY it is to program. It is incredibly easy to program, WAY easier than the unit in my wife's Audi. For the price I paid, it exceeded all expectations. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five, is that it's actually a little TOO easy to program - my wife accidentally entered the programming mode while trying to answer the phone and I had to go back in and fix it. But that's a minor niggle, and as we become more familiar with the controls that will cease to be an issue. This is a low end unit, and as long as you keep that in mind you will be very happy with it. It doesn't sound as good as the Bang and Olafson unit in the Audi, but it's WAAAAY better than stock, and has plenty of power to drive four power-matched speakers at non-showoff volume without needing an amp. After linking my phone, it accessed my phone's contact list with no problem, and I was able to program 3 speed dials into the unit in less than 10 minutes, even counting the time to read the instructions in the manual. As far as the install, the Metra wiring adapter they included was a perfect fit. I soldered the connections to the Kenwood wiring harness, and it plugged into the stock system with no modifications needed to the stock wiring harness. The dash kit did need a little trimming with the dremel.

Pros: WAY better sound than stock LOTS of functionality - phone, bluetooth, LED color selection Extremely easy to program, very intuitive

Cons: A little TOO easy to program - you have to be careful not to accidentally change your settings.

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Great headunit

Igor from FL on 4/7/2018

2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder

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Installed as a replacement for the factory head unit in my 2001 MR2 Spyder. Love the sound quality, bright display and layout. I'm using an external amplifier (Vibe Light Box 2) to power Morel's Maximo 6 6.5 component speakers -sound is amazing for such a simple setup. Compered to the Pioneer DEH-X8700BH I have in my Miata, this unit has much better display, layout and a more logical setup menus. Pioneer has better tuner (both HD and regular FM). Also, for some reason I can't connect both BT phone and USB (i.e : play music trough USB and make/receive calls trough BT using Iphone 7). Overall a great unit that I highly recommend. P.S. this is for a separate review but Morel's Maximo 6 speakers are just incredible!

Pros: Sound quality, display, menu and setup.

Cons: Very slow switching between sources. Pioneer has a better tuner.

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Amazing product! So worth it!

Michael from Las Cruces, NM on 3/31/2018

2001 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

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I love it! My old system couldn't do anything but radio. This has so much more capability and looks awesome in my car.

Pros: Bluetooth , aux, usb for charging or playing! Looks modern and sleek with lights. Has HD radio and regular and last but not least it comes with three months free of pandora premium.

Cons: I personally have none for this product

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NICE

William from Phenix City, AL on 3/29/2018

2006 Nissan Altima

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I purchased this for my wife and she loves it!!!!!!!

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Sounds Great!

Ken from Redmond, WA on 3/27/2018

2002 Toyota Sienna

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Fantastic. Sound quality is very good. I primarily use Bluetooth and it sounds excellent. Connects every time. (My old unit only connected about 30% of the time). Call quality is also very good. I like having physical controls as well (I replaced a touch screen head unit, I didn't like it). HD Radio also sounds crystal clear. The only negative thing I can think of. Out of the box there was an emergency alert. Until I turned the feature off, it would constantly switch to Radio mode. Once I turned off the emergency alerts, it has worked flawlessly.

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Crutchfield customer from Tuscaloosa, AL on 3/26/2018

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Love this unit. There are so many options. Sounds clarity is perfect.

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Brad from Lewisburg, PA on 3/25/2018

2007 Nissan Frontier

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Sounds great and looks great. Easy to install

Pros: Connects to devices several ways, looks great

Cons: Can't seem to get it to charge my phone yet

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Crutchfield customer from Burlington, KY on 3/25/2018

2002 Acura RSX

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Got this to replace pioneer touch screen that quit working. It was easy to install and functions perfectly. And for the price I couldn't be happier with my choice

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Crutchfield customer from Centreville, VA on 3/19/2018

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Excellent radio, good features and great sound. Only downside, and it seems silly to mention but it's such a large part of this particular product, is that the big nob in the center (to do everything) is EXTREMELY cheap and flimsy plastic. The nob actually cheapens the entire radio, which I have fond little other to complain about. Some "genius" in marketing at Kenwood saved about $0.10 per radio to manufacture by replacing the original, I'm guessing metal or aluminum nob with a cheap piece of plastic. It's a shame, because otherwise I like just about everything else, the radio, features, sound quality, eq, extras all exceeded my expectations.

Pros: -sound quality -features -eq (15-band, get the sound you want and kill the centers!) -HD radio built in -easy connection to phone -multiple connection possibilities (front and back usb, aux, rca, etc)

Cons: -Huge flimsy plastic nob

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Overall Great Unit

Derrick from Southfield, MI on 3/19/2018

2003 Ford Explorer

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Very satisfied with this Kenwood. It has a ton of features for customization, from the display to the sound. My Samsung syncs flawlessly but gets batty when plugged into the USB for music, however in BT mode it played music stored on the phone without a hitch. (the app doesn't play well with S6 edge). Love the HD radio. Had a few calls disconnect while in BT but soon realized it goes private for some unknown reason, pressing hands-free on the receiver brought it back. Very Satisfied

Pros: Bluetooth, HD Radio, tons of customization and ease of installation due in part to the FREE installation gear Crutchfield sent.

Cons: Occasional BT phone disconnection

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Crutchfield customer from Gibsonia, PA on 3/15/2018

2005 Ford Mustang

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As advertised. Sounds great, easy install.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Charles, MO on 3/7/2018

2007 Ford Crown Victoria

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have had great luck with kenwoods . and this is a great unit if u want a double din and cant afford a touch screen. and dont want the ugly adaptor kit for a single .

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Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, TX on 3/2/2018

2006 Ford F-150

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I am thoroughly pleased with these stereo! Ordering was super easy and the wiring diagrams were spot on. Stereo has tons of features and sounds amazing.

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Crutchfield customer from FL on 3/1/2018

2011 Nissan Titan

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I was looking for a classic styled button and knob type double din. So far so good on this unit. Once you get the hang of the menus it is actually relatively easy to use. Great sounding receiver! I really like the preset equalizers that you have to choose from. The other audio settings are also great there's a lot you can do to customize the sound. The custom color options make this a pretty cool unit as well. The Bluetooth works very good I've noticed some drops from time to time but overall it is above average. The unit has more power than I expected and pushes two JBL six by nines to six and a half and two tweeters in my Nissan truck very well. The bass is pronounced. Probably my favorite feature is the XM radio tuner that has the ability to scan 18 of your preset XM stations and it uses the buffer 2 really make listening to sirius convenient. My only issues with the unit are that with Some of the menus they could do a little better on as far as giving you more information. For example when you're listening to XM it always says the word live on line number 3.... why couldn't they put another line of information there such a song title or artist name? I wish there was a way to combine favorites for sources for example why not have the ability to have presets that have HD radio and XM in the same set of 6 pre-programmed? Also I will say I am highly impressed and glad that I got this model that has HD radio it is near CD quality I was really surprised.

Pros: Price, simplicity, Sound

Cons: Kenwood app is not that good

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Crutchfield customer from El Segundo, CA on 2/26/2018

2011 Nissan Versa

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Works exactly as advertised. My only issue is the app could be better. I have a second iPod connected to the unit for my music and it would be nice use the app to navigate through the playlists. You can control everything from the head unit, but it would be easier from a better phone app.

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Crutchfield customer from Bellingham, WA on 2/13/2018

2004 Honda Odyssey

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Love the radio and so glad to have hands free cell phone capability. Also, this is one of the most friendly, helpful and knowledgeable employees I have worked with. A great shout out to Dino, very nice.

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Crutchfield customer from Hayes, VA on 2/5/2018

2006 Audi A4

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Nice unit. Great quality sound. Links well with my existing phone.

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Robert from Roanoke, TX on 2/4/2018

2007 Chevrolet Colorado

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I bought this unit mainly for the HD tuner and hands free phone feature. Tuner works great and sounds amazing! However, the volume in hands free calling will not adjust from the default 15. I was truly looking forward to this feature but can only use it when sitting still as I can't hear it above roaf noise. Overall easy enough to operate and program settings, just have to sit still with the manual for a few minnutes. If the volume problem can be overcome, I would be happy to give it 5 stars!

Pros: Overall good unit with exceptional sound

Cons: Hands free phone volume issues. Can't increase it from default 15.

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Features & specs

Expandability
AUX Input Front
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input Front/Rear
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control Yes
Android Control Yes
Memory Card Slot USB
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
HD Radio Built-in
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size No
Nano 7
Touch 6/5
iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
General
RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen No
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 5 volts
Screen Size ---
Display Color Variable
Key Button Color Variable
EQ Bands 13
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System Yes
File Playback
Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,WAV,FLAC
High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)

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Built-in Bluetooth
Android & iPhone Integration
Internet+SiriusXM+HD Radio
Disc/USB/Aux Playback
Audio Section
Remote Control
Display Features

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

  • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
  • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running Kenwood Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. In addition, Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the NFC tag on the head unit's front-panel.

  • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the Kenwood receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the Kenwood receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's front-panel.
  • Music Mix: The new Music Mix feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the Kenwood receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.
Note: You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the DPX793BH can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

  • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The DPX793BH also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
  • Dialing a Number: Using the DPX793BH, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
    • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote control.
    • Preset Dial: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's front-panel controls.
    • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the DPX793BH. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Contacts are categorized as Home, Office, Mobile, Other, or General.
    • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
    • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.

External Mic: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, noise cancellation, and echo cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.

Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH for playback.

  • AAC & aptX Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the DPX793BH offers support for AAC and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple & Android devices. By supporting AAC, the DPX793BH offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
  • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DPX793BH lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
  • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DPX793BH and its microphone. You even can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

Android & iPhone Integration

Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH's front- or rear-panel USB port lets you connect select Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphones that support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood does not guarantee operation with all Android devices, regardless of operating system. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.
  • Hand Mode: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the DPX793BH's front- or rear-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Hand Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
  • Browse Mode (via Kenwood Music Play App): Downloading the Kenwood Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone with AOA 2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the Kenwood CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the Kenwood Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.

iPhone Direct Connection: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH's front- or rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through Kenwood receiver. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DPX793BH. If you have an iPhone 4S with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a 3rd party "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified dock-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPhone 4S to the DPX793BH.

  • Head Unit Control: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). The DPX793BH also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone. You can also choose to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
  • Song/Artist Info Display: The DPX793BH will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.

Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/9/2018):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Music Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone iPod/iPhone Pandora Spotify iHeart Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
iPhone
4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5S 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SE 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6/6/+6S/6S+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
7/7+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
8/8+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
X 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
touch
5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
6th 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
nano
7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Internet+SiriusXM+HD Radio

Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH allows you to access Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the DPX793BH via the Kenwood KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately), the cable supplied with your iPhone, or through Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

  • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (or Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
  • Spotify: The DPX793BH has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Kenwood receiver's front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist, or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
  • iHeartAuto: The free iHeartAuto app for Kenwood (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The DPX793BH will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

  • Channel List w/ Category Search: The Channel list displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list channels in specific categories.
  • Song/Artist Info: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
  • SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. These 18 SiriusXM presets are automatically identified as SmartFavorites for advanced features such as Replay, TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
    • Replay: When you select a SmartFavorite preset you can rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports or music content.
    • TuneStart: With the TuneStart enabled, playback will automatically start from the beginning of a song when you tune to a SmartFavorite preset channel.
    • TuneScan: TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels or currently tuned music channel.
  • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

HD Radio: With its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio significantly improves AM/FM audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo (75dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM digital will have CD-like quality (75 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning as well.

  • Seek Tuning: You can choose one of three seek modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual. You can also setup the DPX793BH to search only HD Radio stations, Analog AM/FM stations, or both.
  • Tuner Presets: The DPX793BH's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. 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). 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.
  • Station Info & Multicasting: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8).
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

Disc/USB/Aux Playback

Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

  • 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 or CD-R/RW disc) or 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 Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.
Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

USB Mass Storage Devices: : The Kenwood DPX793BH features a front-panel and rear-panel USB (type-A) port; the rear-panel USB port is attached to the rear-chassis via a 39" cable. The USB ports enable connection connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices like USB thumbdrives, USB card readers, or portable digital audio players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into either USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

  • Drive Change: The Drive Change feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards (up to 4) in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible compatible portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's DRive Change features lets you select between the device's internal memory or external memory (such as a microSD card) for stored music playback.
  • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH supports the following types of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto USB mass storage class devices.

Media Type CD (-R/RW) USB (MSC)
File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WMA:
bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
 MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WMA:
bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
WAV:
bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
FLAC:
bit depth of 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 96kHz
Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag, FLAC tag, WAV tag

Playback & Search Functions: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

  • Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks using the head unit's rotary knob.
  • Repeat & Random: You can repeat the playback of a music file or folder on a CD or USB device. You can also randomly play back all files on a disc or within a folder of a USB device.
  • Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD or USB is playing, the next time CD or USB is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio source, such as a portable MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function.

Audio Section

Excelon Series: The DPX793BH CD receiver is part of Kenwood's Excelon series line-up. It incorporates the latest technologies and delivers the highest sonic performance. From advanced audio tuning capabilities, crossover and equalizer system, high-voltage preouts (5V), plus a two-year warranty - Kenwood Excelon represents exceptional audio quality with long-lasting dependability.

24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH 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 DPX793BH 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

6Ch/5V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The DPX793BH is fitted with front, rear and subwoofer 5-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and features independent level control (-50 to +10)

Vehicle Settings: In order to optimize the sound quality in your vehicle, you can indentify the type of vehicle you have, select speaker sizes & locations, as well as configure listening distances.

  • Car Type: Select your car type to automatically set the delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off
  • Speaker Size: You can select which size speakers are in your vehicle - Tweeter (Small, Medium, Large, or None), Front & Rear (3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None), and Sub (6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or Over, None).
  • Rear Speaker Location: You can indicate the location of your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.
  • DTA (Digital Time Alignment): For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.

High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: You are able to select independent high pass crossovers for your tweeters, front speakers, and rear speakers; as well as a low pass crossover for the head unit's sub output.

  • Tweeter: Set high pass filter (HPF) for tweeters.
    • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
    • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
  • Front & Rear: Independently set high pass filter (HPF) for front & rear speakers.
    • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
    • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
    • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
  • Sub: Set low pass filter (LPF) for the sub output.
    • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
    • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
    • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
    • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

Equalizer: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH offers 8 EQ Presets for easy adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise, and a Stage EQ for better imaging. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.

  • Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice.
  • 13-Band EQ: The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 13-band EQ (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency's gain level can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB, while the Q-factor can be adjusted to 1.35, 1.5, or 2.0
  • Drive EQ: The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music over road noise. It boosts certain frequency ranges that become hard to hear due to road noise.
  • Stage EQ: Stage EQ virtually lifts the sound up to ear-level for better imaging inside your vehicle.

Audio Settings: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH offers a variety of audio settings to further enhance your music listening experience.

  • Sound Reconstruction: When MP3, WMA, AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound Reconstruction 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 Sound Reconstruction is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
  • Space Enhancer & Sound Realizer: The Spacer Enhancer widens the soundstage inside your vehicle, while the Sound Realizer makes your music sound more realistic.
  • Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output at extremely low frequencies.
  • 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 -15 to +6.

Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

Remote Control

Remote App (for iOS & Android): The Kenwood Remote App is an application for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.4+ that controls the Kenwood receiver like a wireless remote control from your compatible Apple iOS device (via Bluetooth or USB) or Android device (via Bluetooth only). The Kenwood Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control from your compatible mobile device.

  • Source Information & Control: The Kenwood Remote App provides a Source Control screen with a list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources to choose from, so you can change the head unit's source from your mobile device. Once an input is selected, the app displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist information (when applicable). From the the app, you can also seek stations and tracks, as well as Play and Pause your music.
  • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the Kenwood Remote application.
  • Media Player: The application's Media Player screen lets you playback your device's stored music library through the Kenwood receiver. From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can control basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random. The Android version of the app even lets you browse your music library by category (Song/Album/Artist/Playlist/Mood). Song, artist, and album information (along with Album Art) will displayed on your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen.
  • App Launcher (Android only): The App Launcher feature of the Android version of the Kenwood Remote app lets you access 3rd party applications within the Kenwood Remote app's user interface. The App Launcher can contain up to 24 of your favorite apps for quick access.
Notes:
  • You will need to indicate within the head unit's menu what type of device (Apple iOS or Android) you'll be using the Kenwood Remote App on before the application will connect and function with the receiver.
  • When using the Kenwood Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).

Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

Optional IR Remote: The DPX793BH is compatible with Kenwood's IR remote control (RC-406, sold separately) for wireless operation of the receiver.

Display Features

3-Line Display: The DPX793BH is equipped with a 3-line LCD screen which lets you view the clock, source, and song/artist info all at the same time. You can select between English or Spanish text.

Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting can be applied to both the display and buttons, or you can choose a different color for the LCD and button illumination. The Kenwood logo remains red.

Brightness & Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD and button illumination independently or together (from 0-31). You can also dim (on or off) the display and button illumination. You can even set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" dimmer setting to be activated.

Text Scroll: The DPX793BH will display song/artist information text from CD, USB, Bluetooth, iPhone, and Android. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

12Hr/24Hr Clock: The head unit can be set to display a 12hr or 24hr clock. The unit also displays the day (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, or Sat). The clock is only displayed when selected and does not displayed simultaneously with song/artist or station information. The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or run position).

Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I didn't want a touchscreen. I did want a volume knob and forward/back buttons. [ Ray  Sep 12, 2019 ]
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love the features, have another excellon radio in a different car, and love it. [ virginia  Aug 11, 2019 ]
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Recommend ed by Q [ Robert  Aug 06, 2019 ]
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Couldn't believe that it was $36 off as an Open Box item and had all the features I needed - well, except for a nicer screen, but I liked the buttons and symmetrical design of it! Can't wait to install it on m car! [ Hector  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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everyone i see has a pretty good sound system uses this headunit. thats just me tho [ Sloan  Jun 05, 2019 ]
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Has the features I want. [ Dennis  May 31, 2019 ]
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Sherman [ Hans  May 13, 2019 ]
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This has the features I wanted. [ Marc  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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Great brand, good look, good price [ William  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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Added bluetooth functionality to my 2007 Mustang, had excellent reviews and easy installation. [ MICAH  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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This one has a few key features - HD radio being one of them. If you have not heard it yet, find a way to get a demo. The difference in sound quality is AMAZING. And getting substations is an added bonus. Side note - I have been a fan of Kenwood for a really long time, but I always consider other options. But this head end has what I needed. [ George  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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Kenwood makes some of the best head units [ James  Mar 18, 2019 ]
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I wanted to upgrade from my old stereo and it had everything I wanted in a car stereo. [ DENNIS  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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Liked the features, will be a great upgrade from the factory unit [ Joseph  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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Has all the features I was looking for and Tyler, my Crutchfield tech rep was extremely knowledgeable and helpful at helping me understand the features I was interested in. [ CHRISTOPHER  Jan 28, 2019 ]
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Seemed to have the features and fit for this particular vehicle application. Have been happy with Alpine I previously purchased but the Kenwood seems relatively equivalent at a somewhat lower price point. [ ROBERT  Jan 17, 2019 ]
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reputation and reviews [ Tim  Jan 09, 2019 ]
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Compatible with my iPhone 7+. [ William  Jan 04, 2019 ]
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A good list of features at a good price, Kenwood Excelon has a good name and good reputation, plus warranty is 2 years. [ Anthony  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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HD radio feature [ Philip  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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It had the features I think my wife would want, from a brand I trust, at a price I was satisfied with. [ CHARLES  Dec 13, 2018 ]
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all i need in a head unit [ scot  Dec 11, 2018 ]
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I have been purchasing Kenwood products for over 30 years. The quality is second to none, and I have never been disappointed with any Kenwood stereo i have ever purchased. Any vehicle I drive will always have a Kenwood. Chuck in Maryland [ Charles  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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HD radio, aptX and double DIN. Most of the receivers don't have HD radio. [ Steve  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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Best combination of the features that I wanted at the price point that I needed. [ David  Dec 02, 2018 ]
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i was looking for a dbl din receiver to replace the unit in my twenty y/o car which no longer has a working cd player and did not have aux input. this one has bluetooth connectivity, usb/aux input, lcd display (do not want touch screen,) cd player, eq settings, radio, etc. at a good price [ Daniel  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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The reviews were great from other users and I've had good experiences with Kenwood in the past. I know that I have your great customer service team waiting to help me with any issues. [ JAMES  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Quality unit for the price. Will fit the space left from the factory radio [ Jeffrey  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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Double DIN replacement for a 2012 Scion XB. Had all the necessary features, and came at a great price. [ Edward  Nov 19, 2018 ]
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want more than factory unit [ Matthew  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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I've had great experiences with Kenwood receivers in the past. This receiver is a great option to replace the original radio and update to some hands-free functions. [ El Morro  Nov 11, 2018 ]
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Big, easy to see, and plays CDses. [ Tom  Nov 07, 2018 ]
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Price [ Michael  Nov 06, 2018 ]
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My wife is not a fan of touch screens. This unit has all the features with more traditional controls. [ Kenneth  Oct 17, 2018 ]
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Features like hands-free calling, Apple play, plays CDs. [ HammerMMI  Oct 16, 2018 ]
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Has a million features... Compatible with modern phones, multiple USB, front Aux input, FLAC capable, HD Radio. A Volume knob is essential for older cars without steering wheel radio controls. [ Clifford  Oct 16, 2018 ]
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Large controls and value [ Michael  Oct 15, 2018 ]
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Recommendation [ James  Oct 12, 2018 ]
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To have a head unit that I can personalize and get the most use out of [ Charles  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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Cd player HD Radio [ Peter  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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For an "open box" with a 2 year warranty, HD radio - the price was most appealing. [ Carlos  Oct 06, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield recommendation and research [ Daniel  Oct 05, 2018 ]
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Because of all of the great reviews for this deck. [ Brian  Oct 05, 2018 ]
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Reviews were all great, lots of features, has everything I was looking for in a Car Stereo, and at a great price ! [ Christoph  Oct 03, 2018 ]
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Bought one for the F250. Nice value. Want same for the other vehicles so we only have to learn how to run one radio. Simplify life. Like the large controls. The era of tiny controls in a moving vehicle was SO stupid. Glad to see it's ended. [ Dennis  Sep 30, 2018 ]
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Technology, Warranty, Ratings and Price [ Paul  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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2 year warranty, HD radio. [ Mark  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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A great quality system with Double DIN for my F-350 Super Duty. It's also SiriusXM ready. [ Jeffrey   Sep 12, 2018 ]
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Quality high performance Kenwood unit backed by a 2 year warranty, high performance specifications and likely good performing blue tooth hands free phone operation. [ Richard  Sep 04, 2018 ]
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Had features Recipient wanted. Cam your rep was very helpful. [ David A.  Sep 03, 2018 ]
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Quality radio with great sound! [ Shawn B  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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Best offering of features at this price, and am a loyal Kenwood customer who loves their quality products. This unit includes more than other similar units for the same price (HD Radio, rear USB, 5v preamp outputs). [ Stephen  Aug 26, 2018 ]
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I'm a Kenwood fan, have Kenwood products in many other vehicles...basically I think Kenwood offers the best products. [ B  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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my previous kenwood paired with my lg phone. [ John  Aug 09, 2018 ]
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Needed a quality cd receiver to replace my stock unit which has died. Also the inclusion of HD radio was something I was looking for in a replacement unit. [ Cappy  Jun 27, 2018 ]
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I have had Kenwood Stereos since the mid 80s. Bought my daughter a DPX503BT for Christmas and love the features and sound. Decided it was time to upgrade my DPX303 that I have had in 2 different vehicles now. The expandability of the DPX793BH was just what I was looking for and a good price point. I recently upgraded the factory speakers to KFC-P510PS and KFC-1665S along with adding a KSC-SW11. All the changes have brought my 02 Bravada to a whole new level of class, sound and clarity. [ Michael  Jun 14, 2018 ]
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Kenwood, features I want, ease of operation. [ Michael  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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ALways had good luck with Kenwood equipment, and it is identical to one in another vehicle of mine. [ MICHAEL  May 31, 2018 ]
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HD Radio Kenwood, android auto, powerful output. longstanding name in HI-FI audio. [ Juan  May 08, 2018 ]
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Has all the features I was looking for at a reasonable price. [ Greg  May 06, 2018 ]
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With in budget and does not have a touch screen. [ S  May 04, 2018 ]
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Had the features I was looking for [ josh  May 02, 2018 ]
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This is going in a Jeep Wrangler. As much as I would like a higher end system, I wouldn't feel safe leaving it when I have no doors or roof. This model is loaded with higher features but it is not a flashy lcd screen saying steal me. I like clear pure audio. This system has HD radio, reads FLAC files, and also offers aptX which my phone supports. These features alone is what sold me on this radio. [ Derek  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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I like Kenwood decks this has good reviews and all the features I was looking for in a receiver. Plus Crutchfield has good prices, good customer service, free installation accessories, and quick shipping! [ William  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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I live at the far range of my favorite radio station. HD radio will help the sound quality. [ Randall  Mar 24, 2018 ]
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like kenwood products [ MARK  Mar 21, 2018 ]
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Best features, Symmetry of Design, Great Control Layout, Variable Color of display and unit. HD radio. [ Keith  Mar 17, 2018 ]
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looks good. I like the kenwood brand. had good experiences [ david  Mar 16, 2018 ]
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Features, spec. [ Igor  Mar 13, 2018 ]
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Fried my current head unit with a ground problem. Considered replacing it with same new unit. Comparisons showed some better features in the updated model, just out in January 2018. Ryan on staff was very helpful answering questions in my pros & cons evaluation of my current model vs. this new model. Took the leap on this one! Hope it works... [ Donald  Mar 13, 2018 ]
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Price, connectivity, to match the look/colors of my dash and I have a similar model in my truck. [ KEVIN  Mar 02, 2018 ]
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I chose this radio because it was the best non-touch screen Double Din Receiver I could afford. I chose non-touch screen because it theory, installation should be easier. [ Timothy  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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I have had good experiences with Kenwood audio products and wanted to upgrade my car's radio to an HD tuner. [ Joshua  Jan 12, 2018 ]
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16 questions already asked

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Are the RCA outputs pre or post EQ?
[ Damian  Jul 06, 2019 ]
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They are pre eq
[ BRENT  Jul 15, 2019 ]
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Post EQ.
[ Matthew  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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Why won't my dpx793bh pick up any conventional radio stations?
[ Bernie  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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Not sure. My picks all all local stations as expected in addition to the HD ones.
[ Yia  Apr 28, 2019 ]
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either you have a bad head unit or you didn't plug in the antenna correctly. maybe you thought you had it plugged in but maybe not,roads these days will jar your vehicle to pieces, check the connection.....cuz mine picks up all the local channels.haven't had a problem.....
[ MARK  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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Your antenna isn't connected or you have a bad antenna. Or possibly the radio has been dropped and broke something inside.
[ MICHAEL  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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It should. Get an empty flash drive and update the unit (directions on Kenwood's support site). If that doesn't work you'll either have a problem with the antenna or the head unit.
[ JARED  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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I read that this unit doesn't work fully with Spotify when using a phone running Android 9.0. Is this true? (Please do not answer unless you know the answer.)
[ Mark  Apr 15, 2019 ]
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I stream Spotify everyday from an OG Pixel C with constant update packages from google, no issues. Version 9 as of 04.05.19
[ David  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Is the LCD display bright enough when in direct sunlight?
[ Joseph  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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Yes, I installed the unit in my 2003 Silverado, haven't had a that problem
[ Kenneth J.  Apr 17, 2019 ]
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Yes
[ DAVIDE  Apr 17, 2019 ]
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No, it's unfortunately very dim in direct sunlight at max brightness
[ David  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Depends. You can get glare that will block out anything, but the display does pretty well. My truck doesn't really get direct sunlight that isn't coming through some degree of window tint.
[ Don  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Not with most of the letter colors available. There are only a couple color shades that I'm able to see adequately in the daylight.
[ Nick  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Yes it is, even here in sunny South West Florida. The are many colors and shades to choose from as well.
[ STEVE  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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I think it will be the best choice you will find. It has alot of diffenty colors and brightness for the display you can chose from to help with bright light. And it is very large as well
[ TODD S  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Not sure what you mean with direct sunlight,, unless you plan to install this in a convertible. We installed this in a Subaru Forester, and here in sunny South Texas we have NO problem seeing the display. This has been a great radio.
[ JOHN  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Honestly it depends on your cars dash configuration. The dash in my tundra overhangs the stereo a little bit and I never had an issue with it. A friend installed one in his Civic and the glare made it difficult to see during the day.
[ Caleb  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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You can manually set how bright the display is - but what you have set for day will blind you after dark. There is an automatic dimmer option that can be used. Do yourself a favor and download the owner's manual PDF and look in the "Display Settings" section.
[ D.S.  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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The only time I have issues with seeing the display in direct sunlight is when I am wearing sunglasses.
[ BRUCE  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Yes it is bright enough. You can change the brightness in settings.
[ Lao  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Yes. Absolutely love this unit.
[ Leonard  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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Yes it is. Never had an issue.
[ Rick  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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What exactly is the modification to my Jeep Wrangler JK dash?
[ Ron  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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It depends on the specific year. For personalized assistance and recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Apr 01, 2019 ]  Staff
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Is the face detachable?
[ Tamra  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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No.
[ Theresa  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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No it is a fixed face unit.
[ Matthew  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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No, it is not!!!!
[ JASON  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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No it is not.
[ Brandon  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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No - the face is fixed
[ Manuel  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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It is not on this model.
[ Dan  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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No
[ Syd  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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Nope
[ Chris  Mar 11, 2019 ]
A
No, it is not.
[ James T.  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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No
[ Christopher  Mar 11, 2019 ]
Q
I have just installed this in my 09 dodge ram 1500 slt. I purchased the easyharness. Everything works great except for the fact that now the truck auto lamp feature doesn't work. Any thoughts?
[ Tyler  Jan 10, 2019 ]
2 answers
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Mine is for a 2005 Ford Explorer, yet to be installed (things happen). My response is that I don't understand if the auto lamp feature is a Dodge thing or a Kenwood thing. I'm only suggesting that others might not know either and stall other responses.
[ DUNCAN P  Jan 10, 2019 ]
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I sorry, but I do not know what an "auto lamp" is.
[ RICHARD  Jan 10, 2019 ]
Q
satellite radio not supported by install package? I have an XM radio built into the car, and the radio supposedly supports Sirius/XM, but yet the Vehicle Features retained says that it won't use the XM?
[ T  Jan 01, 2019 ]
1 answer
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Is this a question or just a complaint? Aftermarket radios typically always require an extra module as well as a new antenna for the satellite radio to work.
[ JARED  Jan 01, 2019 ]
Q
Is there layaway on this product?
[ Larry  Dec 31, 2018 ]
2 answers
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I am just a customer, like yourself. You'd have to contact Crutchfield directly.
[ Chris  Jan 01, 2019 ]
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Not that I know of!!!!
[ JASON  Dec 31, 2018 ]
Q
Will the Kenwood radio fit my 1998 Chevy Silverado?
[ David  Nov 24, 2018 ]
2 answers
A
No. Prior to 2004 GM stereos were 1.5 din. So you would need a single din and an adapter kit.
[ melissa  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Sorry I don't know. I bought it for a Hyundai Sonata. Crutchfield would know more. Ask them.
[ Yia  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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Will the Kenwood radio/CD fit1998 Chevy Silverado?
[ David  Nov 24, 2018 ]
1 answer
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Dec 03, 2018 ]  Staff
Q
Does the Kenwood app in the App store work with this?
[ Travis  Oct 07, 2018 ]
4 answers
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yes, with my phone it works great (Android). i use it constantly. to be honest the interface of the radio is extremely poor, you have t cycle through every input to get to what you want (so to go to radio you have to hit 'SRC' about 7 or 8 times, waiting each time for the new input to load). this app lets you switch by a single button push. it also makes the Eq settings easier to change.
[ Gregory  Oct 08, 2018 ]
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Greetings Travis, the app does work however on my Samsung 7 edge it can get pretty buggy. When i plug into the front usb the app automatically launches to play music from the phone but quute often it freezes the app. I now use a third party app from the store and control it from the head unit. Hope this hepls. Good luck on your purchase.
[ DERRIC  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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Yes but its very basic.
[ Igor  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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Yes it does
[ BRENT  Oct 07, 2018 ]
Q
Why do people answer questions when they don't have a answer? They say I don't know I just bought it or something like that
[ Brian  Oct 01, 2018 ]
2 answers
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Hi Brian. If your looking to buy this kenwood excelon don't hesitate. Worth every penny. Had mine for several months now.
[ Brandon  Oct 01, 2018 ]
A
Why are you asking a question when you don't have a question?
[ Robert  Oct 01, 2018 ]
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Does the display show channel and song info for siriusxm?
[ bluefever02  Aug 15, 2018 ]
3 answers
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Yes it shows both as well as artist and a just about everything you can think of. 02 jetta wagon
[ Walt  May 14, 2019 ]
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I can't answer because I do not have XM equipped on my vehicle. Sorry.
[ RICHARD RYAN  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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I don't know, I don't use that platform, however it does on iheart and HD. That's what I use.
[ rodney  Aug 15, 2018 ]
Q
How can I turn off the emergency alert messages? They're driving me crazy. They interrupt what ever I'm listening to and don't return when the msg is over.
[ william  Mar 28, 2018 ]
2 answers
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Press volume knob to Function: turn to TUNER SETTING and press: turn to EA (Emergency Alert) and press: now you can turn the knob to select ON or OFF ( left and right arrows indicate which option is selected) select your preference. Now, at this point press the return button just to the left side of the volume knob and this will exit from FUNCTION menu. That should do it for you. Hope this helps.
[ Theresa  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Apr 03, 2018 ]  Staff
Q
Is music on a USB drive with FAT32 format sorted correctly, with artist sorted alphabetically on display when scrolling in search mode?
[ Mark  Mar 19, 2018 ]
3 answers
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I don't use the USB. I mainly stream music and play from my phone library.
[ Jose  Apr 04, 2018 ]
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Sorry, I haven't used the USB ports.
[ Chris  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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Unfortunately I cannot answer with any certainty as I have only used the aux and usb inputs.
[ Daniel  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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