The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X494 CD receiver is built for quality sound reproduction, with a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, 3-band parametric equalizer, and a host of other soundshaping tools. But while outstanding sound is reason enough to put the KDC-X494 in your dash, check out some of the other features offered by this versatile receiver.
The KDC-X494 will play your regular store-bought and home-burned discs, of course, and also discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. If you're also into digital music, plug a thumb drive into the receiver's USB input to enjoy all the MP3 and WMA files you want. Finding the right tracks is no problem — grab the big jog dial and skip through your files in 10% jumps, or search alphabetically — the choice is yours.
The convenient front-panel USB input serves double duty in the KDC-X494. When your iPod is connected, you'll enjoy easy control from the receiver, with dedicated Search and Return buttons that make it easy to find just the right song when you're behind the wheel.
In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA/iPod Car Receiver with Front Panel USB and Aux Inputs and Remote
iPod USB direct connectivity via your standard iPod-to-USB connection cable allows you to charge, control, and playback your iPod through the receiver and stereo system
White dot-matrix display
Wireless remote control included
Blue button lighting
- Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
- RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, AAC, MP3, and WMA
CR-2 tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
System E Xover system
3-Band parametric equalizer
8 Point crossover
24-Bit D/A Converter
3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready: A subscription is required for service as well as either the Kenwood KCA-SR50 + SIRIUS SC-C1
HD Radio Ready: Kenwood KTC-HR200 HD Radio Tuner is required and sold separately
Bluetooth Ready: Kenwood KCA-BT200 required and sold separately
iPod Ready: Direct connection through USB is available but Kenwood KCA-iP101 is recommended and sold separately
Front-panel auxiliary input: USB and 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
Bluetooth Ready: Additional kit required and sold separately
Dual external media control capability
Steering wheel remote control ready
CD Changer controls
Rotary encoder for easy operation
Manual dimmer function