About the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X792
The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X792 CD receiver delivers great sound, thanks to its powerful built-in amp and a premium digital-to-analog converter that renders details that lesser stereos miss. It serves up system info and menus on a 64-color, 4-line display that also lets you choose from a variety of energetic animations or calm backgrounds. And, like any Kenwood Excelon receiver, the KDC-X792 offers a full array of sound enhancing features, including a 3-band parametric equalizer and built-in crossovers.
When you're ready to listen to music, take advantage of the built-in USB input and connect a thumb drive or hard-disk drive loaded with music. You can also connect your iPod® to the USB input, and use the KDC-X792's Multi Control Wheel to blaze your way to your favorite tune. Listen all day to a single disc filled with MP3, WMA, or AAC music files, or plug your buddy's MP3 player into the auxiliary input to check out his playlists.
This versatile receiver will control all of Kenwood's outboard gear, including satellite radio, HD Radio tuner, CD changer, and Bluetooth® kit. And, if you're building a full system, you can connect and control your outboard amps with the three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs. If you're into performance, check out this unique feature: the KDC-X792 can display vehicle performance specifications like the G-forces your car generates during turns and acceleration with no special wiring or installation needed.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.
- CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files (will not play rights-protected music files on disc)
- fold-down, detachable face with 64-color, full dot matrix display
- Graphic Motion Analyzer measures G-forces from acceleration, cornering, and braking
- remote control
- 24-bit digital-to-analog converter and audio-grade capacitors
- System Q EX Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band parametric equalizer)
- "Supreme" audio processing for better sound from your compressed music files
- speaker settings that let you tailor the sound to the size and type of speakers in your car
- high-pass filters for front and rear speaker and preamp outputs, low-pass filter for subwoofer output
- iPod direct control via USB input no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional connection cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
- compatible with Kenwood's satellite radio, CD changer, Bluetooth adapter and HD Radio tuner
- inputs: USB and auxiliary inputs
- outputs: 6-channel, 4-volt preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
Other features and specs:
What's in the box:
- AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/AAC/USB receiver with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis
- Trim ring
- Wiring harness
- RC-547 Wireless remote
- 2 "AA" batteries
- Soft fabric face pouch
- 2 Removal tools
- 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
- 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
- 1 Small black philips-head screw
- 2 Medium silver phillips-head screws
- 1 Large black phillips-head screw
- USB mounting bracket
- 2 Mounting screws for USB bracket
- USB protective cap
- 2 Zip-ties
- Kenwood Music Editor CD-ROM
- Instruction Manual (English/Spanish/French)
- Warranty Card
- Kenwood Car Audio Passport card
- "Attention" note
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Features & specs
|AUX Input||Rear and Optional Rear|
|USB Port Power||---|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control|
|Memory Card Slot||USB Memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Display Color||64 Color|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
|Music File Playback|
|Second Camera Input Lane Watch||N|
Overview: The Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X792 AM/FM CD receiver features a fold-down detachable face, rear auxiliary and USB input, three pairs of 4-volt preamp outputs, CD changer and Satellite radio controls and built-in iPod operation, as well as MP3/WMA/ACC playback. The unit also supports Bluetooth via an optional adapter sold separately. In addition, the CD player comes with an IR wireless remote control. The unit's amplifier is rated at 22 watts x 4 channel RMS and 50 watts x 4 channel peak.
Fold-down Detachable Face: The unit features a fold-down face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The CD player comes supplied with a soft black fabric, draw string face case to protect the detachable face when you have it off the chassis. You must fold the face down before inserting or eject a disc.
64-Color FL Display With Graphics: The unit utilizes a large 64-Color Fluorescent display that features still and motion graphics. You can choose from six display layouts as well as between motion clips, wallpaper images and a wallpaper scan mode. You can also select between three font-colors for the headunit's text. Through the unit's USB port you can also download your own movie clip, a custom wallpaper image or a different G-Graphic. By downloading a custom image from your PC onto a USB thumb-drive via Picture Engine you can then connect your USB thumb-drive to the USB port on the KDC-X792 and use the custom image for the unit's display screen. Picture Engine is an application software distributed from Kenwood's official website. Utilizing this software, you can create an original still or motion image file to display. Go to http://www.kenwood.net-disp.com/ to access the application software.
- Display Layouts:
- A: consists of status display, graphic display and text display
- B: consists of status display and text displays
- C: consists of status display, text displays and Icon display
- D: consists of status display, text display and a variable display (depending on the source)
- E: consists of large Clock display
- F: consists of G-Analyzer display
- Motion Clips:
- 1: sports car in tunnel
- 2: dolphins
- Wallpaper Images:
- 1: sports car in tunnel
- 2: tractor trailer
- 3: beach
- 4: pair of eyes
- 5: flower
- 6: cheetah
- Wallpaper Scan: scans through all the wallpaper images in 5 second intervals
- Text Font: choose from Red, Blue or White
Note: There is no way to delete the downloaded pictures. When you download a new movie or wallpaper it overrides the currently downloaded movie or wallpaper.
Graphic Motion Analyzer: This unit is equipped with a sensor that measures the forces of gravity on the vehicle. This sensor enables the receiver to calculate G-forces during acceleration, braking, and cornering. The G-Analyzer also has a stop watch that can be automatically started when forward or reverse G-forces are detected. Setup and calibration for acceleration and braking must be performed before using the G-Analyzer. The Graphic Motion Analyzer offers a G-Counter and motion graphic display along with a Stop Watch and HorsePower function that measures and records the max horse-power of your car. You can specify the weight of your vehicle or what type of vehicle you are driving to calibrate the G-Analyzer by selecting from the following choices - Mid Size, Full Size, SUV, Van, Pickup Truck, Sporty or Compact. The GMA's information can be viewed as numerical data or enhanced graphics on the head unit's display.
Note: The HP or G value measured by this unit may not be completely accurate due to its simplified method of measurement. The G-Analyzer is only for reference and should not be used to confirm the horsepower specifications of your vehicle.
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: The KDC-X792 can play MP3, WMA, and AAC files with ID3 tag information recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo and Long file name formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 50 folders, 255 files per folder, and 512 file/folder combination . During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (Ver.1 or 2) information. The headunit will display up to 30 characters.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KDC-X792 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
Supreme Setting: When MP3, WMA or AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
AUX Input: The KDC-X792 is equipped with a rear panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input for connecting external portable audio devices such as an MP3 player or Tape walkman.
Auxiliary Display: The KDC-X792 allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video or TV.
Dual Zone: The Dual Zone mode allows you to output the Main source and the Auxiliary input separately for the front and rear channels. You can select whether the auxiliary input will play in the front or the rear.
3-Sets of 4V Preamp Outputs: The KDC-X792 features front, rear and subwoofer 4V preamp outputs. The Subwoofer preamp output can be turned On or Off and adjusted independently. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The front, rear and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the headunit.
Built-In Amp Setting: If you are using external amplifiers to power all of your vehicle's speakers you can turn the unit's built-in amplifier off to enhance the player's preamp output quality.
Front and Rear High-Pass Filter: The KDC-X792 features an independent High-Pass Crossover for the front and rear channels when your front and rear speakers are connected to the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from through, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, or 180, 220Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.
Low-Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output when the Subwoofer Output is "on". You can select from 50, 60, 80, 100,120Hz or Through. The "Through" setting allows your external amplifier's crossover network to do all the filtering for your subwoofer.
Subwoofer Level: Once you have switched the Subwoofer Output to "on" you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level from the CD receiver. You select levels between -15 to +15.
Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a 3-way rotary volume control that increases and decreases the volume of the stereo from 0 to 35. The rotary knob also controls other audio settings such as Bass, Treble and preset EQ settings.
Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of "SP Off" (flat), "SP OEM" (for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
Note: The Speaker Setting affects the bass, midrange, and treble values of the System Q presets. The speaker setting should be selected first.
System Q Sound Control: Six EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (10kHz). The 6 preset curves with their respective bass, mid, and treble levels are as follows:
- Rock: Bass +6, Mid +1, Treble +2
- Pops: Bass +3, Mid +2, Treble +6
- Easy: Bass +6, Mid 0, Treble -2
- Top 40: Bass +3, Mid +1, Treble +8
- Jazz: Bass +5, Mid +2, Treble +2
- Natural (Flat): Bass 0, Mid 0, Treble 0
Note: The above values reflect the System Q settings when the Speaker Setting function is turned off. When the Speaker Settings are selected, the System Q level settings are different.
Detail Audio Control: The KDC-X792 features independent Bass, Treble and Midrange control. The Detail Audio Control allows you to adjust the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency levels.
- Frequency: 40/50/60/70/80/100/120/150 Hz
- Q-Factor: 1.00/1.25/1.50/2.00
- Bass Extend: On/Off (when this feature is set to "On", the low frequency response is extended by 20%)
- Level: -8 to +8
- Frequency:0.5/1.0/1.5/2.0 kHz
- Level: - 8 to +8
- Frequency: 10/12.5/15.0/17.5 kHz
- Level: -8 to +8
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for low and high tones during low volume. You can turn this feature either on or off. Only the low tone is compensated for when the tuner is selected as a source.
Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0.
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, FM, AM and Aux).
Text/Title Scroll: The KDC-X792 will display CD text, Audio file text and Satellite and HD radio text. You can turn the scrolling feature "on" to scroll longer titles across the screen.
Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD is playing, the next time CD is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.
CD Force: When there is a problem with playing a CD with a special format, this setting plays the CD by force. Some CDs still may not play in the CD Force mode.
CR-2 Advanced Tuner: This unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced tuner for clear radio reception. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.
Auto Memory Tuning: Not only does the CD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling. The tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC): This circuit controls multi-path distortion by reducing stereo separation. As stereo separation is reduced, multi-path has less effect on the radio signal, improving reception in areas with tall buildings and mountains. The CRSC circuit can be turned on or off.
Radio Data System (RDS): The unit's tuner features RDS (Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received, you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking at the program service name. RDS features an emergency transmission function that interrupts regular programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not listening to the radio
Tel Mute:The KDC-X792 features a cell-phone mute wire (brown) in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.
Security Code: You can enter a 4-digit security code which must be used when the unit is removed from the vehicle, or the constant power source is disconnected from the unit. When constant power is restored to the unit, the security code must be entered before the unit becomes operational.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face/button illumination is "keyed." In addition, while the unit is in Standby mode, you can turn the clock display on or off. When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed." Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.
Display Illumination Control: This function turns off the display when have not performed an operation for 5 seconds. This is effective for when you are driving at night.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player.
Remote Control: The KDC-X792 comes with the RC-547 IR wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad. The remote will control Audio, CD, Tuner, Satellite Radio, and Dual Zone functions. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries (supplied). The dimensions of the remote are: L = 5.362", W = 1.962", D = 1.115".
Attenuator: The CD receiver features an Attenuator button on the headunit as well as the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The KDC-X792 has a "steering remote control" lead on the back panel. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (item number 127SWIJACK), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.
USB Port: The Kenwood KDC-X792 features a rear panel 2.0 USB type-A port that is attached to the headunit's chassis by a 39" pigtail. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class device. The USB port is compatible with all USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. Your USB device should only have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 255 folders, and 255 files per folder with a maximum of 65,025 files and folders. When your USB device is connected to this unit, it can be charged up provided that the KDC-X792 is powered on. The KDC-X792 comes supplied with a mounting bracket for the unit's USB port so you permanently mount it in your vehicle. The unit also comes supplied with a USB cap to place over the USB when not in use.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
iPod High-Speed Connection:The KDC-X792's rear-panel USB port also acts as an iPod high-speed direct connection when used with the optional Kenwood USB Direct Connection Cable (113iP101, sold separately) or the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod. Using either cable allows you to connect, control, and charge the following iPod models with the KDC-X792: iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation), iPod video (5th generation), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd generation), and iPhone/iPhone3G. You should update your iPod with the latest software version from Apple's website before connecting it to the KDC-X792. When your iPod is connected to the KDC-X792, the iPod's controls will be disabled and you will need to operate your iPod through the KDC-X792's controls.
Note: All other iPod models not mentioned above are not compatible with this unit.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UC XM Mini Tuner and the CNP-KEN1 Kenwood adapter cable (package item number 700XMKEN1).
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio: To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SIRIUS Universal Vehicle Tuner (754SCC1) and the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite Radio Interface (113KCASR50).
- Auxiliary Input:A portable satellite radio receiver,
such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head
unit via the auxiliary input or a Kenwood Auxiliary Input Adapter, such as
the CA-C1AX, CA-C2AX, or KCA-S220A.
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item # 113KTCHR20), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display.
Bluetooth Ready: The unit is also Bluetooth compatible using the optional Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adapter. Using this adapter you can make and answer phone calls from the Kenwood headunit. You can even download your Phonebook information from your compatible mobile phone into the headunit. You are able to register up to five compatible Bluetooth cell phones when using the KCA-BT200 adapter. Visit http://www.kenwood.com/bt/information/ for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Changer Controls: This unit is directly compatible with Kenwood changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the switch will need to be set to the "N" position. In addition to basic disc navigation features, this unit has the following changer controls: direct disc access (using the remote), direct track access (using the remote), track intro scan, track repeat, disc repeat, disc random, and magazine disc random. When connected to a CD Text capable CD changer or an MD changer, this unit can display disc and track titles for discs encoded with disc and track title information. The text information can be scrolled manually or automatically.
Additional/Optional Rear Auxiliary Input: The unit already features a rear panel auxiliary input, but if you need a second auxiliary input, another one can be added to the rear of the unit. When used with an optional adapter, this unit can accept a rear input from an auxiliary source. When the CA-C1AUX adapter (item 113CAC1AX) is used, you cannot connect a CD changer to the head unit because the adapter plugs into the DIN changer control connection on the head unit. When the KCA-S220A 2-changer switch (item 113KCAS220) is used, you can connect a CD changer and an auxiliary audio source at the same time. When an auxiliary audio source is connected, you can choose from one of six names for the source: Aux Ext, TV, DVD, Video, Game, or Portable.
Supplied Software: The KDC-X792 comes supplied with the Kenwood Music Editor Version 2.0.0 CD-ROM. Kenwood Music Editor is a desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer music files to your USB devices from your PC.
- Operating System:
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit version)
- Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit version)
- Operation on Windows XP/Vista (64-bit version) is not guaranteed.
- Other Programs:
- Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0
- QuickTime 7 or later (when using AAC file)
- Windows Media Player 10/11
- Hard disk with at leas 100MB free space
- CD-ROM drive (CD-R/RW drive when writing to CD-R/RW)
- USB interface (2.0/1.1)
The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X792 replaces these items
- MP3, WMA, and AAC playback
- compatible with Kenwood's Bluetooth and iPod adapters
- plus satellite radio and HD Radio tuners
- "Supreme" audio processing for better sound from your compressed music files