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Kenwood KDC-X597 eXcelon Single DIN In-Dash Car Stereo Receiver

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Kenwood KDC-X597 eXcelon Single DIN In-Dash Car Stereo Receiver + SiriusXM SXV200v1 Connect Vehicle Tuner for SiriusXM-Ready Car Stereo Receivers (Discontinued by Manufacturer) + Metra Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Kenwood
  • Model Number: KDCX597

Product Description

The KDC-X597 is a value-added Bluetooth solution with an external microphone that can be installed in an optimal position for better voice intelligibility, perfect for use with the iPhone Siri cloud-based digital assistant. Pandora Internet Radio capability is included and the unit is SiriusXM Ready. A front panel USB port and 3.5mm auxiliary input is included for the control and playback of a wide variety of external media, including iPod, iPhone, Android (with the use of the Kenwood Music Control app for Android) and mass storage devices. 

Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight3.6 pounds
Product Dimensions9.7 x 9.2 x 4.6 inches
Item model numberKDCX597
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
  
Additional Information
ASINB00B7IR2AU
Best Sellers Rank #39,663 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJanuary 29, 2013
  
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tex on June 28, 2013
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Decent unit...documentation sucks...sounds good...hard to read in sun...to get clock display you have to use the scroll display button on front left...to clock...and wait....
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jaron on July 24, 2013
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Installation was easy and painless with the additional face plate and wiring harness. Blue tooth capability is great, but pairing devices and functionality is not overly intuitive and doesn't function quite like I would expect it too. Overall sound quality is awesome and is a very solid unit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By steve m on March 25, 2014
I purchased this from crutchfield and thank goodness for their extra documentation. Even still it had been nearly 10 years since my last install so I still needed to call support once.

The radio is decent. Much better than stock. BT/Pandora pairing can be a little wonky with my Android phone. But when it works is good. Menu scrolling is a bit slow though.

Unfortunately I can't connect my Galaxy Note 3 via USB cable. The receiver doesn't recognize the device. So it losses a star there.

Otherwise I'm completely satisfied.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Loree Lines on January 25, 2014
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This stereo has great features with the bluetooth calling, USB drive for music and CDs. Also had all the outputs needed to install an amplifier, 2 subs, and sirius radio tuner. The changing colors of the lights surrounding all the buttons is cool too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scottjl on July 12, 2014
Installed this radio in a 97 Jeep Wrangler (purchased from Crutchfield, cheaper and with installation kit). Installation was easy, took about a hour, less time than I thought.

Radio is a good basic, simple feature radio. I mainly wanted it for radio and streaming bluetooth from my iPhone 5. It accomplishes both without too much fuss. The menu system isn't the best, but once you have it set up there's not a lot of reason to keep going back through it, all I do is swap between sources (Tuner and BT). Functionality is limited over USB with the iPhone so I stick with BT. Radio will display track information from most of my local stations, which is nice. Paired it with some inexpensive Polk speakers and have decent sound even at low to mid volume.

Comes with a mic on a long wire for phone, if you are good with installation you should be able to route this wherever you want in your vehicle. Placed some test calls, I could hear the other parties fine, they said I sounded a little echoy. I won't be holding phone conferences over this, but it can do in emergencies.

This radio doesn't have the fanciest features or a display that will wow you (it is nice that you can adjust the color of the surround lights, not the LCD display itself though), but it works and is a good price. If you're looking to upgrade an older or stock unit this is a good choice.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sidecar on January 20, 2014
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Selected based on ratings, feedback and other research. This is a fantastic unit, the phone bluetooth works far better that I could have suspected, and the audio quality is excellent.
Should have installed this a couple years ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Travis McCaffery on November 22, 2013
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Very good head unit, I love the changing colors of this radio. It puts out decent wattage, and has very detailed settings, and equalizers.
Also comes with a pretty cool remote.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harg on January 15, 2014
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This head unit is a great value. With Bluetooth, Pandora, SiriusXM this unit should do just about anything they need it to do. The bluetooth is compatible with the Android Voice Commands
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