Detachable Fold-Down Face: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995
features a fold-down, detachable face to deter theft. You must manually fold the
face down before inserting or ejecting a disc. 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. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making
the face non-detachable, if desired.
Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.
Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995
features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one
of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 25 preset colors
continuously, or customize your own color (1-24: 0-9). The display and button
illumination can be set to the same color or set
Note: You can switch the in-dash head unit's display between a positive or negative
effect. You can also adjust the display's contrast from 1-30.
Display Types: The KDC-X995 offers five different display
- 3-Line Display Mode: Displays up to 3 lines of text.
- 5-Line Display Mode: Displays up to 5 lines of text
with spectrum analyzer and clock.
- iPod-Like Display mode: Displays iPod/iPhone source
- Spectrum Analyzer: Displays up to 1 line of text with a spectrum
- Clock Display: Display a 12-hour clock with date (M/D/Y). You can
even set times for two different cities (dual clock display).
Note: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 offers
English, French, and Spanish menu text.
Illumination Effects: The
Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 offers two unique key-button illumination effects.
- Illumination Operation Sync: This function sets whether the head unit's key illumination color is changed in conjunction with the key-button operation.
- Illumination Music Sync: This function set whether the head unit's
key illumination color is changed in conjunction with the system's sound &
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. You can also choose to dim the
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
Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be
turned "on" or "off" within the menu.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 utilizes a
24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 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
KDC-X995 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/4V Preamp Outputs: The KDC-X995 features front, rear and
subwoofer 4-volt preamp outputs. 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
Note: You can turn the KDC-X995's built-in amplifier off
to improve the quality of the sound from the head unit's preamp outputs.
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The KDC-X995 features an
independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front &
rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You
can adjust the high-pass crossover from "Through", 30, 40, 60, 80, 90 100, 120, 150, 180, 220,
or 250Hz. 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. You can also select the high-pass
crossover slope ( for the front & rear channels.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 provides
the following subwoofer preamp output controls.
- Low-Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low
Pass Filter control for the unit's subwoofer preamp output. You can select
from 30, 50, 60, 90, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, 250Hz, or "Through". The "Through" setting allows your
external amplifier's crossover network to do all the filtering for your
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: You can independently control the
subwoofer preamp output level from the CD receiver. You select levels
between -15 to +15.
Rotary Volume Control: The CD receiver uses a 7-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 Balance, Fader,
Bass, Mid, Treble and preset EQ settings. In addition, the rotary knob allows
you to scroll through and select your music tracks when the Music Search
function is activated.
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.
Supreme+ Setting: When MP3, WMA, and 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.
Sound Excellence DSP: In order to optimize the sound
quality, you can use the Sound Excellence DSP to set the type of vehicle and
speaker sizes, locations, distances and x-over points. The DSP settings include
- Car Type: Choose from Compact, Full Size Car,
Station Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, Mini Van (Long), or Off
- Speaker Setting: The speaker X'over is automatically
set when the position and size of each speaker are select from the following
- Front: Location (Door, On Dash, or Under Dash);
Size: (6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6", 5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4",
or 5"); Tweeter (None or Use)
- Rear: Location (Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row or 3rd Row;
Size (6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6", 5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4",
- Subwoofer: Size (15", 12", 10", 6-1/2", 8",
- Digital Time Alignment (DTA): Choose from 0.00 to 14.44
feet for the Front pair of speakers, Rear pair of speakers, and Subwoofer
distances in reference to the distance between your listening positioning
and the locations of the particular speakers.
- X'Over: The Kenwood Excelon head unit provides
independent high-pass crossovers for the unit's front and rear
speaker/preamp outputs, as well as a subwoofer low-pass crossover.
- Front High Pass Filter: Frequency (30, 40, 50, 60,
70, 80,90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250Hz); Slope (-12, -18, or -24
dB per octave); or you can also select full-range
- Rear High Pass Filter: Frequency (30, 40, 50, 60,
70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250Hz); Slope (-12, -18, or -24
dB per octave); you can also select full-range
- Subwoofer Low Pass Filter: Frequency (30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz); Slope (-12, -18, or
-24 dB per octave); Phase (Normal/Reverse); or you can also select
Note: The DSP function can be bypassed.
Equalizer Control: Equalizer Control allows you to use one
of the System Q presets, or set your own custom settings using the 5-band
Equalizer. The EQ adjustments are as follows:
- Preset EQ: You can select from Natural, Rock, Pops,
Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Game, iPod (you can select from 22 EQ curve types), or
- 5-Band EQ: The User mode allows you to adjust the
following 5-Band EQ (62.5Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz, 16kHz) settings.
- Band Levels: Independent front and rear EQ level of
-9dB to +9dB.
- Bass Effect: Enhances the bass response of Band 1
Note: You can store equalizer settings for each source (CD, Tuner, Aux, USB,
Position Control: 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 by
selecting the distance for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to
your listening position. You can select between 0.00 to 14.44 feet for the Left
Front Speaker, Right Front Speaker, Left Rear Speaker, Right Rear Speaker, Left
Subwoofer and/or Right Subwoofer.
Audio Preset: You can register two audio settings into the
unit's preset memory to be recalled at any time. The Audio Preset memory can
save Car Type Selection, Speaker Setting, Fine Adjustment, X'Over Setting,
Equalizer, and/or Listening Position.
Bass Boost: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 features a two
level Bass Boost to increase bass levels.
Highway Sound: This features compensates the low volume or
bass sound being lost by road noises to make vocals sound clearer. You can set
the Highway Sound function to 1, 2, 3, or off.
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. You
can adjust the volume of the rear channels independently from the front channels
Built-In HD Tuner: 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 (70dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM
digital will have CD-like quality (70 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and
clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning
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.
Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data
such as artist names and song titles.
Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than
one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.
Tuner Presets: The KDC-X995's tuner lets you store up to 24
AM/FM stations (18 FM, 6 AM). The Kenwood Excelon head unit does not offer front-panel
preset buttons. You will need to access the unit's presets through its menu
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.
Tuning Modes: 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.
Note: You can also setup the KDC-X995 to search only
HD Radio stations.
Direct Tuning: You can tune in a desired AM/FM radio station
directly by entering the frequency number using the included remote control
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Excelon KDC-X995 can play MP3 (8-320
kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) audio files recorded on CD-ROM, 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, and
255 files per folder with a maximum of 512 files and folders. During MP3/WMA/AAC
playback, the unit displays recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) information.
The head unit will display up to 60 characters.
Text Scroll: The Excelon KDC-X995 will display CD text or Audio
file text. You can set the text scrolling feature to two different modes (Auto
or Manual) to scroll longer titles across the screen.
Music Search: The Kenwood AM/FM CD receiver features a Music
Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA/AAC
music folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks
using the head unit's rotary knob.
Direct Music Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control
(RC-405) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number.
High Speed Search: This function allows you to continuously
scroll up or down your disc's track list at high speed.
Playback Modes: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 features the
following Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.
- Repeat Play: Track, File, or Folder
- Random Play: Disc or Folder
- Scan Play: Track or File (plays the first 10-seconds of
each music track on a disc or music file in a folder)
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 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, CD-R/RW disc.
- 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 Insert: The CD player will automatically reinsert the disc if
it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
Changer Controls: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 offers connection and
control of Kenwood's 10-disc CD-changer (113KDCC719,
USB Port: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 features a rear-panel
USB (1.1/2.0) type-A port that is attached to unit's rear-chassis via a 34"
pigtail. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB
mass-storage class device with MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC
(8-320 kbps) music files. 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. During MP3/WMA/AAC playback,
the unit displays recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) information. The head unit
will display up to 60 characters. The KDC-X995 will also charge your connected
USB device's battery, when the head unit is powered up.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or
Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Excelon KDC-X995's
rear-panel USB port also acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection
when used with the optional Kenwood USB Direct Connection Cable (113KCIP102,
sold separately) or the USB/iPod cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone. Using
either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and
charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the KDC-X995.
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the head unit and
sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter,
allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 110dB. The Kenwood head unit supports
audio playback of music files and podcasts stored on your iPod or iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
- Music Browsing: The Kenwood head unit allows you to
navigate your iPod's music by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer,
Song, or Podcast. You can then search these categories alphabetically or using a
percentage search (0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10%).
- High Speed Search: This function lets you scroll a group of
tracks from the selected categories track list quickly.
- Playlists: You can create your own custom iPod/iPhone
playlist (up to 10 songs) from the head unit.
- Related Search: You can browse for music of the same artist or
genre as the one being currently played. You can select between the
following Related Search modes.
- Search Artist: displays albums of the same artist
- Search Album: display music in the album in which the one being
played is included
- Search Genre: displays artists of the same genre
- Search Composter: displays albums including music created by the
- Repeat & Random: The head unit supports Repeat (file) &
Random (all/folder) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Excelon KDC-X995 will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the Kenwood head unit. The head unit will display Track number,
Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. If you choose to
operate your connected iPod/iPhone via its clickwheel or touchscreen controls,
the KDC-X995 will not display your iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit
will instead display iPod MODE).
iTunes Tagging: Using the head unit's iTunes Tagging enabled
HD Radio, you can tag your HD music while listening to the radio with your
iPod/iPhone connected. When you hear a song you enjoy on your local HD Radio
station, you only have to press the head unit's "HD" button" and the song's
information will be saved to your connected iPod/iPhone. The saved songs will
then show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the very next time you sync
your iPod to your PC. Then you just need to click, buy, and download the song
you tagged directly from the Apple iTunes Music Store. This unit can store up to
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Kenwood KDC-X995 using your connected
Apple iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP102 USB/iPod connector cable (sold
separately), or the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. The Kenwood
KDC-X995 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist,
Album, and Song information. You can search for new Pandora stations, select Pandora stations from your station
list, and skip song tracks within a station. You can also give songs a thumbs
up/down and bookmark songs/artists. To access Pandora you must have an Apple
iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora application from
Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with
connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora
music service account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and
only available in the United States.
iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition
switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KDC-X995 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of November 2011):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || iTunes Tagging || Pandora App || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N ||
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || 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 revert
to the older software version or wait until a newer software update
Aux In: The unit is equipped with a rear-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 Excelon KDC-X995 allows you to select the
source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX,
DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV. The Aux input must be turned on to
function. The unit has 3 auxiliary input modes.
- On1: Outputs the sound of the external unit connected
to the Aux terminal when switched to the Aux source.
- On2: Activates the attenuator function when turning on
the power with the auxiliary source selected. This prevents the noise when
no external unit is connected to the Aux terminal. Turn off the attenuator
function when listening to output from an external unit.
- Off: Disables the selection of the Aux source.
Rear Auxiliary Input "Ready": The unit already features a
rear-panel auxiliary input, but if you need a second auxiliary input, 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 (113CAC1AX,
sold separately) is used, you cannot connect the optional Sirius Satellite Radio
tuner to the head unit because the adapter plugs into the DIN changer control
connection on the head unit.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls
wirelessly from your mobile phone, using the Kenwood in-dash CD receiver.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ frequency band within a range
of approximately 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Bluetooth Profiles: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 CD-Receiver
features built-in 2.4GHz Bluetooth technology (version 2.0) powered by Parrot.
The KDC-X995 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication. The KDC-X995 supports
the following Bluetooth profiles:
- HFP (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with
your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing
- HSP (Headset Profile): Provides support for Bluetooth
headsets to be used with mobile phones.
- OPP (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the head unit.
- PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from
your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the head unit.
- SPP (Serial Port Profile): SPP defines how to set up
virtual serial ports and connect two Bluetooth enabled devices.
- SYNC (Synchronization Profile): The SYNC profile
enables synchronization of data information between
Note: This unit does not support Bluetooth audio music
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
controls of the KDC-X995 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call,
or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting
bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the
conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers.
Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone must be paired
with the KDC-X995 before hands-free operation. You can register up to five
Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the Kenwood Excelon head unit (only one paired
phone can be used at a time).
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile phones will be
http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/bt/index.php for a complete list of
compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Auto Answer: The KDC-X995 can be setup to automatically
answer an incoming call. You can have the head unit automatically answer a call
immediately or after 1-99 seconds.
Dialing: Using the KDC-X995, you can dial a phone number in
one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a
phone number up to 25 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6
phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the
head unit's Control Knob.
- Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone
book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KDC-X995.
Up to 1000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number
can be up to 25 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long.
Stored phone numbers can be categorized by General, Home, Office, Mobile, or
Other. You can search each category of the phone book in alphabetical order.
- Call Log: The Call Log 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. You can register up to 35 voice tags.
Call Waiting: The KDC-X995 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.
SMS: You can wirelessly download the short message (SMS)
arrived at your cell-phone so that is can be read on the Bluetooth connected
Kenwood head unit. Your cell-phone must support SMS for this feature to function.
The SMS downloaded to this unit is cleared when this unit is turned off.
Note: You cannot send text messages using this unit
Private/Hands-Free Mode: During a conversation, you can
switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the
Hands Free Mode.
External Microphone: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 includes
an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and
voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio
quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy
traffic and road noise. 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.
The external microphone measures 0.515" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth).
Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel
Bluetooth Detailed Settings: The KDC-X995 offers the
following Bluetooth Detailed Settings, so you can configure the unit to suit
- Call Beep: You can choose to output a beep from your
vehicle's speaker's when a call comes in, or you can turn this function off.
- Speaker Output: You can select whether the call beep
and caller's voice is heard through only the front speakers or all speakers.
- Mic Gain: Adjusts the volume of the external microphone
from -3 to +3.
- NR Level: Reduces the noises generated by the
surrounding environment without changing the mic volume. The NR Level can be
set to -2 or +2.
- EC Level: Adjusts the level of echo cancellation from
-2 to +2.
Wireless Remote Control: The Excelon KDC-X995 comes with an
IR remote control (RC-405) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote
will control Audio, CD, USB, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single
CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery (supplied).
- Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a
numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks &
files (from CD or USB), as well as AM/FM presets.
- Attenuator: The CD receiver features an Attenuator
button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very
quickly with one touch of the button.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit also
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 the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering
Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Music Editor Compatible: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995
supports the PC application, Kenwood Music Editor Lite (ver.1.1). Kenwood Music
Editor Lite is a Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and
transfer MP3 and WMA music files to your USB devices from your PC. When you
playback audio files that have been stored on your USB device using Kenwood
Music Editor Lite through this unit, you can search a file by title, album, or
artist name using the head unit's Music Search function.
System Requirements: The Kenwood Music Editor Light
(ver.1.1) Windows-based software can be downloaded for free from Kenwood.com to
your PC. The Kenwood Music Editor Light is compatible with the following Windows
Microsoft Operating Systems.
- Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
- Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32/64-bit)