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Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT

CD receiver

Item # 113DPX594B

This Kenwood Excelon receiver offers up simple controls, a highly readable display, and several music options for...

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About the Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT

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More control, more music

Looking for a dash-filling car stereo that's simple to use and delivers sweet sound? The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT CD receiver includes larger, easier-to-use buttons, as well Amazon Alexa voice controls and compatibility with their free Remote app. The big 3-line display shows you all your music information, while its versatile Bluetooth® options also get your smartphone involved in the action wirelessly.

More control, more music

Looking for a dash-filling car stereo that's simple to use and delivers sweet sound? The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT CD receiver includes larger, easier-to-use buttons, as well Amazon Alexa voice controls and compatibility with their free Remote app. The big 3-line display shows you all your music information, while its versatile Bluetooth® options also get your smartphone involved in the action wirelessly.

As far as music, Kenwood loaded this receiver up with controls for Pandora®, or you can add satellite radio for the longest road trips. There's even a front USB port to charge and play music from your iPhone® or slap in a USB drive filled with high-res music. Kenwood backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.

Alexa voice control

After you load the Alexa app onto your phone and pair your phone to this Kenwood receiver, simply press the dedicated "Alexa" button on the faceplate, and you can access music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, and smart home controls using your voice.

Wireless goodness

Bluetooth is the norm for wireless phone functionality these days. The DPX594BT lets you pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. You can wirelessly stream and control the playback functions of just about any Internet radio service, including Spotify, TIDAL, and Qobuz. You can also stream stored music, audiobooks, and podcasts from the phone that's active. Kenwood also added a little fun to audio streaming with their Music Mix feature — pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip playlist. Bluetooth also lets you control this stereo directly from your iPhone® or Android™ phone by downloading Kenwood's free Remote app.

Lots of music options

You can play and charge your iPhone or check out a thumb drive filled with high-res FLAC and WAV files through this receiver's front USB port. Android™ users, you can control and play music using Bluetooth. Kenwood rounds out the connectivity with a front aux input for a portable music player. The DPX594BT gives you all kinds of radio options, with controls for Pandora and SiriusXM (satellite radio tuner and subscription also required). This Kenwood's sensitive radio tuner will pick up local AM and FM analog stations, too.

Tone it up

Once you've got your music selected, you can use this Kenwood's 13-band equalizer and digital time alignment to zero in on that sweet sound you want. You can even use their handy Remote app to easily set your vehicle type, crossover settings, and preset EQ choice — all to get the best sound possible. Kenwood included three sets of hot 5-volt preamp outputs for ultra-clean sound to go to additional amps or a powered subwoofer.

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

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


Product highlights:

  • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
  • high-contrast 3-line display with variable-color illumination
  • Amazon Alexa voice control
  • plays USB drives loaded with high-res WAV and FLAC music files (up to 24-bit/96kHz)
Bluetooth Features:
  • built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2) for hands-free calling and 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 control through Bluetooth
  • iPod, iPhone, and iPad control through USB
  • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone (USB or Bluetooth) and Android (Bluetooth only)
Audio Features:
  • 13-band equalizer with digital time alignment
  • independent crossovers for front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included)
  • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
Other Info:
  • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • MFR # DPX594BT

What's in the box:

  • CD receiver (10A fuse)
  • 2 Trim rings (one attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
  • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
  • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
  • 2 Removal tools
  • Quick Start Gude
  • Warranty Card
  • Software License Agreement

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More details on the Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT

Stacey B.

Features & specs

AUX Input Front
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input Front
USB Port Power 1.5A
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control Yes
Alexa Voice Control Y
Android Control Yes
Memory Card Slot USB
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 2.0
HD Radio No
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size No
Nano No
Touch 6Gen and newer
iPhone 5S and newer
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 ---
Screen Type ---
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
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)
The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT replaces these items:

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

Alexa & iPhone Integration

Amazon Alexa Compatible: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT features built-in Alexa with voice control. Alexa is a cloud-based voice control digital assistant developed by Amazon. You can ask Alexa to play music get weather reports, traffic information, control smart home devices, set reminders, and more. You'll need to install the Amazon Alexa app (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) on your compatible smartphone device to setup the Kenwood receiver for voice control. Your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone will need to be connected via Bluetooth (not USB) to the Kenwood receiver and have an active data plan from your service provider with internet connection. You'll simply press The "Amazon Alexa" key on the Kenwood head unit to activate Alexa voice control and speak into the included external microphone. The receiver will provide display feedback during Alexa voice control - "Listening" appears while you are saying your voice command, "Thinking" appears when Alexa is processing your voice command, and "Speaking" appears while Alexa is responding to your voice command. Alexa and your requested content or information will be heard over your vehicle's speakers. Here are a few things you can do with Amazon Alexa voice control -

  • Music & Audiobooks: Using Amazon Alexa voice control your can select, play, and control your favorite music from Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Spotify, and SiriusXM. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible. *The Kenwood receiver does not support all of Amazon Alexa compatible music services.
  • Phone Calls: Ask Alexa to call a contact or place of business. Access to your phone and contacts must be enabled within the Alexa app.
  • Traffic & Parking Information: Ask Alexa for traffic information and available parking.
  • Weather, News, & Sports: Check weather reports, news updates, and sport scores using Amazon Alexa and your voice.
  • Smarthome Control: Use Amazon Alexa and your voice to control compatible smarthome devices, such as garage door openers and outdoor lighting.
  • Questions & Answers: Amazon Alexa lets you ask questions about general things and check Wikipedia.
  • Times & Alarms: Use your voice and Amazon Alexa, you can set timers and alarms.


  • The Amazon Alexa App is required for setup. The Kenwood receiver is recognized as "Headphones" when adding a device in the Alexa app. Click here for a video of the Amazon Alexa setup. The click here for instructions of the Amazon Alexa setup.
  • Alexa cannot be accessed by simply saying "Alexa" like on some home devices; the "Alexa" button must be pressed on the front of the unit to access Alexa voice control.
  • The Kenwood does not guarantee compatibility with all Amazon Alexa features and may not support some functions.
  • Amazon Alexa voice control does not control non-Alexa source, audio, and menu functions of the Kenwood receiver.
  • If your Apple iOS or Android device loses Bluetooth or Internet connection, Alexa voice control will be terminated.
  • Alexa is a source input of the receiver. If you switch to another source input, Alexa voice control will be terminated.
  • Only one Apple iOS or Android device can be connected for Alexa voice control at a time.

iPhone Direct Connection: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT's front-panel USB port can be used to connect select Lightning Apple iOS devices to the receiver. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPhone or iPod touch through the Kenwood receiver. Use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device or an "Apple Certified" Lightning-to-USB cable (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DPX594BT.

  • 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 DPX594BT 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 compatible Apple iPhone or touch from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
  • Song/Artist Info Display: The DPX594BT will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.
  • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone 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 DPX594BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/9/2021):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPhone Alexa Kenwood Remote Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
5/5C 10.3.3 N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
5S/6/6+ 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SE/6S/6S+ 15.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
7/7+/8/8+ 15.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
X/XR/XS/XSMax 15.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
11/11Pro/11ProMax 15.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12/12mini/12Pro/12ProMax 15.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13/13mini/13Pro/13ProMax 15.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPod touch 5th 9.3.5 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y
6th 12.4.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y


  • This unit does not support the iPod Nano or older 30-pin Apple iPod and iPhone devices.
  • 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.

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.2: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 4.2) 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 and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

  • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.7 (Hands Free Profile), PBAP 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
  • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.6 (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 DPX594BT.

SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. 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.

  • 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.

Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT, 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 DPX594BT. 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.

Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT for playback. 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.

  • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the DPX594BT offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the DPX594BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DPX594BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. Advanced music browsing is supported by Android 4.0+ smartphones and Apple iPhones 5.0+ (specific advanced functions vary by phone).
  • 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).

Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

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.

 Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT allows you to access the Pandora online music service through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone can be connected to the DPX594BT via USB or through Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must be connected via Bluetooth. You can also access Apple Music Radio through your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone. 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 (for Apple iOS or Android OS) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT 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.
  • Apple Music Radio (iPhone Only): You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.3.5+) through the Kenwood head unit. With a WiFi or cellular connection on your iPhone, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations through the Kenwood receiver. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations for almost any genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's front-panel controls to select between your Apple Music Radio stations. The unit's front-panel display will also indicate song/artist/album information (no album art).
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 DPX594BT 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 140+ 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.

RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with RDS. You can choose one of three tuning methods: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.

  • Presets: The DPX594BT's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. 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 Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT offers two preset modes.
    • Normal: 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).
    • Mix: A total of 6 preset stations can be assigned to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets you recall a preset station without switching between bands.
  • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

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 Excelon DPX594BT features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables 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 the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

  • Music Drive: 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 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 Android OS devices and USB hubs.

Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT 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
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
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
bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
  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 DPX594BT 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 KDC-X704 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 DPX594BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT 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 DPX594BT offers 8 EQ Presets for easy adjustment, a 3-band Easy EQ, a 13-band Manual 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.
  • Easy EQ: The Easy EQ allows you to manually adjust the receiver Bass, Midrange, and Treble from 9dB to +9dB.
  • 13-Band EQ: The 13-Band EQ consits of 62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz frequencies that can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB. The Q-factor of each frequency can also 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 DPX594BT 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 around 62.5Hz.
  • 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

Kenwood Remote App (for iOS & Android): The Kenwood Remote App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.4+) lets you wirelessly control the Kenwood receiver 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.
  • 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 control adapter (vehicle specific and sold separately).

Optional IR Remote: The DPX594BT is compatible with Kenwood's IR remote control (RC-406, sold separately) for wireless operation of the receiver.

Display Features

3-Line Display: The DPX594BT 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. You can select between English, Canadian French, or Spanish text.

Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT 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 is applied to both the display and buttons, or you can choose a different color for Zone 1 and Zone 2 (see owner's manual illustration). The Kenwood logo remains red.

Text Scroll: The DPX594BT will display song/artist information text from CD, USB, Bluetooth, and iPhone. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

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.

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 display 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 "on" 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

38 questions already asked

Does this stereo have an auxilary input ?
joey  May 25, 2023
1 answer
Thank you for your question, Joey. Yes, this radio has a front AUX and USB input.
andrea  May 25, 2023 (Staff)
When you are listening from the USB flash drive and turn off/on the ignition, does the unit resume from the song that was playing before the car was shut off or does it play the first song on the USB flash drive (unit does not save the position of the last song that was playing)?
jeffrey  Feb 18, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Jeffery, and thank you for your question. I reached out to Kenwood, and they said the USB with connected flash drive will stary at the begining when the stereo is turned off and back on again.
thomas  Feb 19, 2023 (Staff)
When you are listening from the USB flash drive and turn off/on the ignition, does the unit resume from the song that was playing before the car was shut off or does it play the first song on the USB flash drive (unit does not save the position of the last song that was playing)?
jeffrey  Feb 18, 2023
1 answer
If the unit is shut off while USB is playing, the next time the unit is powered on, playback will resume from the point where it left off. This is also the case if you switch to a different source and then back to USB.
zachary  Feb 23, 2023 (Staff)
Difference Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT vs Kenwood Excelon DPX594BH?
john r  Nov 15, 2022
1 answer
These are two very similar radios, John. In fact, the printed specs are nearly identical. You can expect a better build quality internally on the DPX795BH. If the Kenwood is the source for a multi-amp and sub setup, you'll see a slightly improved sound quality over the DPX594BT. If you are looking for the same core features, these two units are nearly identical! I hope this helps John.
bo  Nov 15, 2022 (Staff)
How many cds does it hold?
beth  Oct 19, 2022
1 answer
Greetings Beth, and thank you for your question. It holds just one CD. We do not have an aftermarket stereo that can take more than one CD.
thomas  Oct 20, 2022 (Staff)
How do I connect the Bluetooth?
david  Aug 28, 2022
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They'll be happy to help set up your Bluetooth connection. 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.
zachary  Aug 28, 2022 (Staff)
Turn off outside speakers on dpx594bt?
al  Aug 25, 2022
1 answer
Greetings Al, and thank you for your question. The Kenwood DPX594BT does not have the ability to turn off speakers. What you can do is use the fader. All the way to one side will have that set of speakers play sound, and the other speakers not. Technically they are still on, just not getting a signal.
thomas  Aug 25, 2022 (Staff)
Do the SWC wiring and Bluetooth features allow you to skip and replay streaming audio from the steering wheel? Or can you only control volume on the receiver?
hunter  Aug 25, 2022
1 answer
This is possible with this model radio. However, we would also want to consider compatibility with your vehicle and the necessary steering wheel control adapter. Please give our advisors a call at 1-800-324-9695. We'll be happy to review your vehicle for this project!
zachary  Aug 25, 2022 (Staff)
how to exit settings menu?
joey  Aug 07, 2022
1 answer
To exit the settings menu you can press and hold down the button in the lower right corner and right above the aux input that looks like a magnifying glass and a back button.
arielle h  Aug 07, 2022 (Staff)
Does it come with AM/FM radio?
steven  Jul 23, 2022
1 answer
Yes that Kenwood has a built in AM/FM tuner.
arielle h  Jul 24, 2022 (Staff)
What format do the music files need to be in to play off a USB memory stick for this radio? MP3 file format supported?
scott  Jul 21, 2022
1 answer
You've got a decent array of file format options here, Scott. FAT 12/16/32 formatted USB sticks only, but MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC files are all supported! These units are a great choice for solid sound quality in your setup.
bo  Jul 21, 2022 (Staff)
My unit will only show the phone number of the person calling and not the contact name in my phone. When I paired with the head unit I press "allow" to access my contacts, but it the contact name still doesn't show on the display just the phone number. How can I get the contact name to display?
armond  Jul 13, 2022
1 answer
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.
thomas  Jul 13, 2022 (Staff)
With music on a mini USB flash drive, and each song (approximately 1500) in the main directory (no subdirectories or folders), occasionally the device will play the next song w/o finishing the first. Any thoughts as to why and a possible solution? Thank you
randy  Jul 03, 2022
2 answers
This sounds to be more of a thumbdrive issue in this case. Try moving your songs to a different brand flash drive. In some cases it just comes down to the flash drive itself. Also if you bought your Kenwood from us, give our tech support a call and we'll be happy to troubleshoot with you! The tech support phone number can be found on your invoice or by logging into your account and accessing the orders tab.
allison  Jul 03, 2022 (Staff)
That sure is frustrating, Randy. That could potentially just be a rare, random issue. It could also be a problem with the way that the USB drive is being read by the Kenwood. You might try organizing your USB music in a file structure, to see if there is any change in the playback. Kenwood actually recommends a USB File Structure When Playing Music by USB. Per Kenwood, The best way to organize files in a USB drive for Kenwood to read it properly is as follows: 1st level (root folder) - Maximum 8 folders 2nd level - Maximum of 999 folders 3rd level - Only music tracks, no additional sub folders compatible. It's possibly this may help the radio read the USB data better, I hope this helps!
bo  Jul 03, 2022 (Staff)
How loud does the volume go?
joey  Jun 26, 2022
3 answers
45 watts it's pretty loud in my.ranger and my Sportage
paul  Jun 26, 2022
miguel  Jun 26, 2022
Plenty loud
peter  Jun 26, 2022
Can I use the same wire harness from the dpx504 for the dpx594?
thomas  Mar 09, 2022
1 answer
Yes you can the pin out is the same for the 504 as the 504 and 594 share the same manual
kenneth  Mar 09, 2022
Does the aux input support a Delphi SkyFi2 XM Satellite Radio Receiver?
art  Jan 23, 2022
1 answer
You can use a Mini Stereo-to-Mini Stereo Cable to connect between your Delphi SkyFi2 car kit and the Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT CD Receiver's aux input.
jenny  Jan 29, 2022 (Staff)
Will this answer your phone even if the radio is off?
gary  Dec 24, 2021
4 answers
The radio can be off but the head unit has to be powered and turned on to answer calls
jeff  Jan 05, 2022
You must be connected to your phone via bluetooth and in order to do that the stereo must be turned on. It doesn't have to be on the radio input but it must be powered up.
stacy  Dec 24, 2021
Nope. Radio off- Bluetooth off, therefore no connection to the phone.
sebastian  Dec 24, 2021
No sir. The Bluetooth link is not on at that point.
donyae  Dec 24, 2021
Is there anyone you would recommend to install in my area (21093)?
joann i  Sep 29, 2021
1 answer
I did my install myself. It was easy on my 2011 Chevy. Sorry I don't have a professional recommendation for you. I got everything I needed for install from Crutchfield.
joshua  Sep 30, 2021
How do I get the USB to shuffle or randomize music through all existing folders. Seems I can't find a way to shuffle. Only plays consecutive order. Am I missing something?
luke  Sep 17, 2021
2 answers
I wish I could answer that for you. That unit does not that kind of capability,, it only plays whatever song is next in line. No shuffle play.
clarence  Sep 28, 2021
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
kristina  Sep 21, 2021 (Staff)
Does this radio have the orange dimmer wire on its wire harness? Thanks
antoine  Sep 12, 2021
1 answer
No, there is no dimmer, or illumination wire on this Kenwood.
allison  Sep 21, 2021 (Staff)
With a Sirius XM tuner attached, how many SiriusXM channel presets does it store? Only 6?
wally  Sep 10, 2021
1 answer
Yes the radio only stores six stations when you have it on the radio function
everett  Sep 13, 2021
For 89 mustang GT convertible Advice ?
crazyhorse70  Mar 30, 2021
1 answer
If you are asking is it possible to install this receiver into a 1989 Ford Mustang, I am happy to say it sure is with installation gear we offer. We have advisors that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can assist with getting the proper installation parts as well as give recommendations on any other gear you would like to install with it.
jason  Apr 14, 2021 (Staff)
wiring harness for Kenwood DPX594BT to GMC 2010 pickup truck factory wiring?
lynn  Feb 24, 2021
3 answers
Ok did you check with Crutchfield to see if they had the adapter for your truck ?
kenneth  Feb 24, 2021
They will make you a plug so you can just plug in and go, not expensive at all
danny  Feb 24, 2021
Yes All the wires from both harnesses are color coded For easy installation. Radio harness with have a wiring diagram if you have any concerns
mike  Feb 24, 2021
Can an external microphone be added?
gordon  Jan 26, 2021
2 answers
a small Mic was included with the head unit but what I ended up doing was getting the wire pinout for my wife's Kia soul and using the microphone from the factory stereo it was easy and has a much cleaner look
jeff  Jan 27, 2021
Gordon A wired mike is attached to the back You snake it to your dash or visor to answering calls! It's jack in back might accept another pin? Don't know But unit is superb Best tim
tim  Jan 26, 2021
When making EQ adjustments (while listening to music) does the sound cut down or out ( very brief but you can hear it ) OR when you make EQ adjustments it doesnt affect the volume level? JVC cuts sound and Pioneers do but Sony doesn't
david  Dec 14, 2020
2 answers
I dont notice any difference when I adjust the EQ
danny  Feb 24, 2021
Yes sir. The sound cuts out for less than a second when adjusting Eq. And yes, adjusting the EQ will have an effect on the volume
jason  Dec 14, 2020
Can I use the satellite tuner already in my car for this?
william  Nov 22, 2020
1 answer
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
kristina  Dec 03, 2020 (Staff)
What are the dimensions is this unit and does it fit exactly in the KIA Optima S (sedan) that doesn't have navigation?
george senior  Oct 28, 2020
2 answers
The install kit fit my dash perfectly Especially when I let it work as designed!
tim  Jan 26, 2021
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: 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.
thomas  Nov 25, 2020 (Staff)
How do I turn the unit off?
manuel  Aug 07, 2020
6 answers
Press and hold the Power/SRC button (bottom left) for a few seconds. The unit will turn off. It will continue to display the time and date.
rikhi  Aug 07, 2020
Hold the power/SRC button down until it powers off.
jason  Aug 07, 2020
brian  Aug 07, 2020
Bottom left hand button
ervin v  Aug 07, 2020
Push and hold "Source" on bottom left side
scott  Aug 07, 2020
Press and hold the power button until it turns off.
steven  Aug 07, 2020
can i play my ipod classic on this?
larry  Jul 13, 2020
2 answers
Yes. Use a 3.5mm adapter from the headphone jack on the iPod, to the 3.5mm aux input plug that comes with the radio.
david  Jul 14, 2020
I have an old ipod and tried to play it via the usb connection. No go. Unrecognized device. My guess is that it would work using the external speaker port on the ipod to the radio aux port, but I don't have a cable for that.
stacy  Jul 13, 2020
Does it come with dimming levels?
joseph v  Jun 29, 2020
2 answers
Thats true it has dimmer options available. I found on this particular unit you can hold the display button 8nn and it dims it for you as works perfect for me.not too bright or too dim.
mike  Nov 19, 2020
Yes Sir, the dimming levels are easily adjusted with the rotary knob in the settings menu
christopher  Jun 29, 2020
Will this radio work in 2003 Accord and will it show climate controls like factory radio?
robert  Jun 25, 2020
2 answers
Car stereos with flip-out monitors may not work with the kit, which mounts the stereo below the factory radio. If the factory radio is disconnected from battery power, you'll need the factory radio security code (available from your dealership) to reactivate your radio. You will need the factory radio security code - available from your dealership - if you disconnect the battery or re-install your factory radio. You have two options for installing a new car stereo in this vehicle. One kit fits in the factory radio location, and includes new climate controls. The other kit puts the new radio in the pocket below the factory radio, keeping the factory radio and climate controls in their current locations. When you replace the factory radio, you'll lose your factory satellite radio capability. The dash kit replaces the pocket below the factory radio. Factory heater controls are retained. The dash and wiring kit includes a wiring adapter that connects to both the factory climate control center and your new receiver.
kenneth  Jun 26, 2020
The unit you are asking about should work in your Accord with the correct installation kit. I do not believe it will display climate information (ie: temperature)........... I installed one in my 2003 Tundra with the model specific install kit and it fit perfectly, looks factory. The unit works perfectly and sounds much better than the stock radio/tape/CD player combo. There is a bit of a learning curve to negotiate for operating the thing I must say.............DPR
david p  Jun 26, 2020
Replacing the stock unit in a 2008 Jeep Patriot. Do I need a special adapter or wiring harness to maintain Front To Rear speaker fading?
harris  Jun 11, 2020
3 answers
I regret that I am not an expert in this but I would think that the compatible hook-up harnesses that you should get with the Excelon (which are specific for your Jeep) would work. I have not yet installed my Excelon in my Pathfinder so I really don't know for sure. I'm guessing that everything will work just fine.
rikhi  Jun 16, 2020
No you shouldn't, but I do recommend get the pre-built harness adapter. It makes it nice just plug and play
danny  Jun 16, 2020
I am wondering the same thing.2002 solara front speakers over power rear. No fader control.
john  Jun 16, 2020
Does this work with 2007 Toyota 4Runner steering wheel controls?
brian  Jun 05, 2020
5 answers
Probably But ask Toyota Best Tim
tim  Jun 08, 2020
Yes there are wires to be connected for that purpose
dana  Jun 08, 2020
You would need the wire harness for swc. But yes it will integrate.
donyae  Jun 05, 2020
I installed this unit in a 2006 Mustang without steering wheel controls. Reading the published info, there is a wire that can connect to an optional steering wheel remote control adapter and allow you to use the factory steering wheel controls. The adapter is sold separately and is vehicle specific. Hope this nelps.
stacy  Jun 05, 2020
I have no idea . Easy install in my 2011 F-150 though
brian  Jun 05, 2020
With the installation gear, will I need to splice into the existing wiring? Or does the installation gear include connectors to existing factory connector?
xhonda1200  Feb 15, 2020
4 answers
You will have to order that seperately
danny  Jun 16, 2020
I'm assuming you are referring to the ReadyHarness service. If you will be using a steering wheel adapter, two or three wires may still need to be spliced, depending on your vehicle. Otherwise, no splicing required.
jimmy  Feb 18, 2020
Buy the ready made harness and you will not have to splice
nancy  Feb 17, 2020
When I purchased my CD player I got the I ordered the ready harness with it. So all i had to do was plug it in. If you just buy the unit without the ready harness you will have to splice
dallas  Feb 15, 2020

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