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KDC-X497
eXcelon In-Dash USB/CD Receiver with Built-In HD Radio

HD Radio



Overview
Highlights
Excelon Performance & Quality - eXcelon products incorporate the latest technologies and deliver the highest sonic performance.  From advanced audio tuning capabilities, crossover and equalizer systems, high voltage preouts and two-year warranty, eXcelon represents the very best product available.
  
 

USB Connectivity for iPhone, iPod and compatible USB mass storage devices – Most USB-enabled CD receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod.  Featuring easy-to-use user interface, iPod browsing is a breeze when searching by playlist, artist, album, song, genres or composer.  Additionally, you can use advanced search functions like Reverse Browsing, Alphabet Search and Skip Search to find what you want to listen to, quickly and easily.  For added versatility, App/iPod Mode disables the receiver's integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps.  The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.

Check for iPhone-iPod compatibility at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/ipod.

  

Pandora Connectivity - Install the Pandora App for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones and enjoy a personalized listening experience. 

A number of Pandora functions can be controlled from a Pandora-enabled Kenwood receiver when an iPhone is connected through USB.  For Android and BlackBerry smartphones, controls are done via Bluetooth A2DP.  Functions include Thumbs up & down, Bookmark Artist, Bookmark Song, A to Z search and Alphabetical channel search.  Pandora allows users to maximize the internet radio experience in your car by customizing all of your favourite artists for a rich musical experience.

Pandora application requires a data connection on your smartphone with service currently only available in the U.S.

  

Built-In HD Radio – Digital HD Radio broadcasts not only mean CD quality FM sound and great sounding AM, it also means additional information can be broadcast simultaneously such as Song and Title information, radio station promotions and additional content. 

HD Radio is free to listeners with service currently only available in the US.

  

Kenwood Music Control for Android Smartphones - This free Kenwood application found on Google Play organizes your music and provides quick and easy music search capability from any 2013 USB/CD receiver.  Once installed on a compatible Android smartphone which supports mass storage mode, you will be able to search by artist, song or genre as well as select music based on your mood.

This free Kenwood App can now be downloaded from Google Play web site:

Kenwood Music Control App for Android

  
 

Front USB and AUX Input - Easy front panel connection for your compatible USB-enabled devices. These include iPhone, iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like smartphones, USB thumb drives and portable hard drives. This USB input will allow you to charge and control the music playback on your connected device.

Check for compatibility and digital audio file specs at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/audiofile.

  
 

FL Display - The bright 1-line display makes it easy to see the text information when navigating the menu, your iPod or music content.

  

Three 4V Pre-outs with Crossover System – Get the most out of your external power amplifiers by delivering 4V high voltage audio signal to maximize sonic performance.  Using the built-in crossover system, you can also easily filter out unwanted frequencies to your speakers and subwoofers to tune your system to its maximum potential.

  
 

Steering Wheel Remote Input – Many factory systems offer control of the factory-fit audio system from buttons on your steering wheel.  Unfortunately, this functionality is sacrificed when installing an aftermarket audio system.

Install a commercially available steering-wheel interface and maintain control of functions such as volume up/down and track up/track down as well as Bluetooth voice dialing. This increases the convenience of using your system and increases driver safety to another level.

  
Remote Control - This wireless remote control easily control volume levels, switch music sources or select your favorite tracks with the numeric access keys. 
  

Firmware Updates – The operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood’s support sites.  Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies.

Latest firmware updates are available at www.kenwood.com/cs/ce .

  
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General Features
-  Built-in-
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-  Voice Dialing-
-  A2DP Support-
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-  Pandora Link Support-
-  aha Radio App Control-
-  iHeart Radio App Control-
-  SMS Support-
-  Built-in Microphone-
-  External Wired Microphone-
iPod
Yes
-  iPod USB 1Wire ConnectionYes
-  Pandora App ControlYes (Requires iPhone with Pandora App)
-  App ModeYes (Requires Compatible iPhone/iPod App)
-  iPod Control by HandYes
-  Reverse BrowsingYes
Yes
-  Skip SearchYes
-  Related Search-
-  High Speed SearchYes
Yes
-  All RandomYes
-  Album Art Browsing-
-  iPod EQ Mode (FLAT)Yes
Front USB Input
-  USB Mounting Kit Included-
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-  Microsoft Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)-
HD RadioBuilt-In
-  Digital and Analog FM TunerYes (USA only)
-  Digital and Analog AM TunerYes (USA only)
-  iTunes TaggingYes (USA only)
-  Song And Title InformationYes (USA only)
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CD
-  Supported File FormatsWMA / MP3 / AAC
-  24-Bit Digital-Analog ConverterYes
-  0-Bit Mute CircuitYes
Tuner
-  AM/FMYes
-  RBDSYes
-  Radio TEXT PlusYes
AUX InputsFront AUX Input
Audio
-  Tone Fader Bass / Tre / MidYes
-  EQ
  -  System Q-EXYes
  -  System Q-
  -  Graphic Equalizer-
  -  Parametric Equalizer3-Band
  -  Bass BoostYes
-  CrossoverHigh-Pass/Low-Pass Filters
-  DSP
  -  Digital Time Alignment-
  -  Sound Management System-
  -  HIGHWAY-SOUND-
  -  DSP Bass Boost-
  -  iPod EQ Select Mode-
-  SupremeSupreme
Pre-out3Pre 4.0V @ 600Ω
Audio / Video Output-
Sub Woofer Reference Control InterfaceYes
Built-in Amp Cut Off-
Dual Zone (Front / Rear Switchable)-
External Media Control
-  SiriusXM -
-  Sirius Control-
-  XM Control-
-  HD Radio Control-
-  iPod I/F Control-
-  Bluetooth Control-
-  Changer Control-
External Interface
Optional
-  Marine Remote Control InterfaceOptional KCA-RC35MR
-  Parking Brake Sensor-
Remote ControlIncluded
Conformal Coated PCB-
Warranty2-Year
Specifications
Tuner
-  Digital Tuner
  -  Digital FM
    -  Digital FM Frequency Range87.9 MHz - 107.9 MHz
    -  Digital FM Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz (±3dB)
    -  Digital FM Signal/Noise70dB
    -  Digital AM
      -  Digital AM Frequency Range530kHz - 1700kHz
      -  Digital AM Frequency Response40Hz-15kHz (±3dB)
      -  Digital AM Signal/Noise70dB
      -  Analog Tuner
        -  FM
          -  FM Frequency Range87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
          -  FM Frequency Step(200kHz)
          -  FM Usable Sensitivity9.3dBf
          -  FM Quiet Sensitivity15.2dBf
          -  FM Frequency Response (±3.0dB)30Hz-15kHz
          -  FM Signal/Noise63dB(MONO)
          -  FM Selectivity-
          -  FM Stereo Separation40dB(1kHz)
          -  AM
            -  AM Frequency Range530kHz-1700kHz
            -  AM Frequency Step(10kHz)
            -  AM Usable Sensitivity31dBμ (36μv)
CD
-  Digital Filter(D/A)8 Times OverSampling
-  D/A Converter24 Bit
-  Frequency Response10-20kHz(±1dB)
-  Total Harmonic Distortion0.008%(1kHz)
-  Signal/Noise Ratio (dB)110dB(1kHz)
-  Dynamic Range90dB
-  MP3 Decode-
-  WMA DecodeCompliant with Windows Media Audio
-  AAC DecodeAAC-LC ".m4a" Files
-  WAV Decode-
USB I/F
-  CompatibilityUSB 1.1 & 2.0 Full Speed
-  File SystemFAT16/32
-  Maximum Supply Current1000mA
-  DecodeMP3/WMA/AAC
Preout Level(mV)/Load - Unbalanced4000mV/10kΩ(CD/CD-CH)
Preout Impedance(Ω)Under 600Ω
Speaker Impedance(Ω)4-8Ω
AMP
-  Full Bandwidth Power22Wx4
-  Version-
-  Maximum Range-
-  Profiles
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Tone
-  Band1-
-  Band2-
-  Band3-
-  Band4-
-  Band5-
-  Band6-
-  Band7-
-  Band8-
-  Band9-
-  Band10-
-  Band11-
-  Band12-
-  Band13-
General
-  Operating Voltage14.4V (10.5 - 16 V allowable)
-  Maximum Current Consumption10A
-  Installation Size
  -  Width182(mm) 7-3/16(in)
  -  Height53(mm) 2-1/16(in)
  -  Depth158(mm) 6-1/4(in)
Visual Features
VideoKDC-X497
Downloads
Firmware Updates
 

Latest Software Updates and Technical Support Information:          http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce


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