Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X998 CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth and HD Radio
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Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X998 CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth and HD Radio

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  • TDF(Theft Deterrent Faceplate)
  • Anti-Dust Flip-up door
  • Built -in HD Radio
  • Front AUX & Dual USB Interface (Front/Rear)
  • Sound Excellence DSP (DTA, Sound Elevation, Highway Sound... )
  • Bluetooth Built-in (Hands-Free Profile / Audio Profile)
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV Files Playback with ID-3 Tag Display
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$187.98 $299.99

Kenwood Excelon receivers are all about sound quality, with powerful 4-volt preamp outputs for your amps and super-clean CD playback. The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X998 CD receiver features a built-in HD Radio tuner for crystal-clear radio broadcasts, along with Sound Excellence DSP – Kenwood's most impressive set of sound-sculpting tools.
HD Radio™ for awesome sound
When you tune in a local station broadcasting an HD Radio signal, you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And unlike satellite services, you pay no subscription fees. If your iPod's hooked up to the KDC-X998, you can also tag songs that you hear on HD Radio, then buy them later online. And most participating stations send out secondary programming, giving you more choices when you're in the mood for radio.
Bluetooth® lets you concentrate on driving
Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. If you're an Android® user who's grown tired of your old radio's complicated Bluetooth pairing issues, you'll love this receiver's simple, secure pairing (SSP) technology. If you're an iPhone® aficionado, the KDC-X998 gives you full Siri Eyes Free control with compatible Siri-equipped iPhones.
Pair your compatible phone to the KDC-X998 and you can talk hands-free by simply touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. An external Bluetooth microphone can be placed in an optimal location within the vehicle for improved hands-free communication.Use this Kenwood's controls to play your favorite Internet radio stations.
Stream radio from your phone
If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry®, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora®, iHeart Radio®, and Aha™ radio on this great-sounding receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face.
Two versatile USB ports
The receiver's front and rear USB ports also allow you to access and control the music stored on your iPhone or Android phone. With your iPhone, you also have control over iHeartRadio and Pandora Internet radio stations. And if you have MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV music files on a thumb drive, the USB ports can handle those too.
Multi-line display
The KDC-X998's text display gives you all the info you want, plus you can select display and illumination colors that match your car's dash or your mood -- your choice. The 3-line display can be switched to a 2-line format with a larger font that makes it easier to read phone numbers, song titles, and source data. You can jazz it up with the bouncing graphics of the spectrum analyzer, or tone it down to just show the clock or a blank display. Dust covers conceal and protect the CD slot, aux input, and front USB port.
Keep your car's steering wheel audio controls
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood Excelon stereo. Connect a few wires, program the adapter for your car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.  

Product highlights:

General features:

  • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
  • built-in HD Radio
  • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
  • automatic iPhone pairing with Siri Eyes Free control capability
  • detachable face with selectable 2- or 3-line display, plus variable color display
  • remote control

Audio features:

  • 13-band equalizer and bass management
  • Sound Excellence DSP
    • speaker size and car type settings
    • high- and low-pass crossovers
    • digital time alignment
    • 3-level bass boost
  • subwoofer level and phase control

Expandability:

  • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
  • Pandora, iHeart Radio and Aha control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
  • compatible with Kenwood's Music Control app for Android phones
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
  • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input; front and rear USB ports
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
  • front and rear USB ports compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files

Other features and specs:

  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)

Kenwood Excelon receivers are all about sound quality, with powerful 4-volt preamp outputs for your amps and super-clean CD playback. The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X998 CD receiver features a built-in HD Radio tuner for crystal-clear radio broadcasts, along with Sound Excellence DSP – Kenwood's most impressive set of sound-sculpting tools.
HD Radio™ for awesome sound
When you tune in a local station broadcasting an HD Radio signal, you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And unlike satellite services, you pay no subscription fees. If your iPod's hooked up to the KDC-X998, you can also tag songs that you hear on HD Radio, then buy them later online. And most participating stations send out secondary programming, giving you more choices when you're in the mood for radio.
Bluetooth® lets you concentrate on driving
Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. If you're an Android® user who's grown tired of your old radio's complicated Bluetooth pairing issues, you'll love this receiver's simple, secure pairing (SSP) technology. If you're an iPhone® aficionado, the KDC-X998 gives you full Siri Eyes Free control with compatible Siri-equipped iPhones.
Pair your compatible phone to the KDC-X998 and you can talk hands-free by simply touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. An external Bluetooth microphone can be placed in an optimal location within the vehicle for improved hands-free communication.Use this Kenwood's controls to play your favorite Internet radio stations.
Stream radio from your phone
If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry®, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora®, iHeart Radio®, and Aha™ radio on this great-sounding receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face.
Two versatile USB ports
The receiver's front and rear USB ports also allow you to access and control the music stored on your iPhone or Android phone. With your iPhone, you also have control over iHeartRadio and Pandora Internet radio stations. And if you have MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV music files on a thumb drive, the USB ports can handle those too.
Multi-line display
The KDC-X998's text display gives you all the info you want, plus you can select display and illumination colors that match your car's dash or your mood -- your choice. The 3-line display can be switched to a 2-line format with a larger font that makes it easier to read phone numbers, song titles, and source data. You can jazz it up with the bouncing graphics of the spectrum analyzer, or tone it down to just show the clock or a blank display. Dust covers conceal and protect the CD slot, aux input, and front USB port.
Keep your car's steering wheel audio controls
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood Excelon stereo. Connect a few wires, program the adapter for your car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.  

Product highlights:

General features:

  • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
  • built-in HD Radio
  • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
  • automatic iPhone pairing with Siri Eyes Free control capability
  • detachable face with selectable 2- or 3-line display, plus variable color display
  • remote control

Audio features:

  • 13-band equalizer and bass management
  • Sound Excellence DSP
    • speaker size and car type settings
    • high- and low-pass crossovers
    • digital time alignment
    • 3-level bass boost
  • subwoofer level and phase control

Expandability:

  • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
  • Pandora, iHeart Radio and Aha control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
  • compatible with Kenwood's Music Control app for Android phones
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
  • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input; front and rear USB ports
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
  • front and rear USB ports compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files

Other features and specs:

  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)

FM

Frequency Range
(Frequency Step)

87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
(200 kHz)

Channel Space Selection

50k/200kHz

Usable Sensitivity
S/N:30dB

9.3dBf
(0.8μV/75Ω)

Quieting Sensitivity
S/N 46dB

10.2dBf
(1.13μV/75Ω)

Frequency response
(±3.0 dB)

30 Hz - 15 kHz

S/N( dB)

75 dB(MONO)

Stereo separation

45 dB(1 kHz)

Digital FM

Frequency Range (Frequency Step)

87.9 MHz - 107.9 MHz
(200 kHz)

Channel Space Selection

50k/200kHz

Frequency Response(±3.0 dB)
S/N

20 Hz-20 kHz
75 dB(STEREO)

AM

Frequency Range (Frequency Step)

530kHz - 1700kHz
(10kHz)

Channel Space Selection

10kHz

Usable Sensitivity
S/N:20dB

28dBμ (25μv)

Digital AM

Frequency Range (Frequency Step)

530kHz - 1700kHz
(10 kHz)

Channel Space Selection

10kHz

Frequency Response(±3.0 dB)
S/N

40Hz-15kHz
70dB(STEREO)

CD

Laser Diode

GaAlAs

Digital Filter(D/A)

8 Times OverSampling

D/A Converter

24 Bit

Spindle Speed (Audio Files)

500rpm - 200rpm(CLV)

Wow & Flutter

Below Mesurable Limit

Frequency Response

10-20kHz(±1dB)

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.008%(1kHz)

S/N Ratio (dB)

110dB(1kHz)

Dynamic Range

93dB

MP3 Decode

Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3

WMA Decode

Compliant with WINDOWS MEDIA AUDIO

AAC Decode

AAC-LC ".m4a" files

USB I/F

USB

USB1.1 / 2.0(Full speed)

File System

FAT 12 / 16 / 32

Maximum Supply current

DC5V(DC logo) 1A

decode

MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV Decode

Preout Level(mV)/Load-Unbalanced

4000mV/10kΩ(CD)

Preout Impedance(Ω)

≦600Ω

Speaker Impedance(Ω)

4-8Ω

AUX Input

Frequency Response

20 - 20KHz ±3dB

Input Maximum Voltage

1200mV

Input Impedance

10KΩ

AMP

Maximum Power

50wx4

Full Bandwidth Power

(at less than 1%THD)

22wx4

Bluetooth

Version

Bluetooth Ver. 2.1+EDR Certified

Frequency Range

2.402 GHz – 2.480 GHz

Output Power

+4 dBm (MAX), 0 dBm (AVE)
Power Class 2

Maximaum Communication Range

Line of sight approx. 10m (32.8 ft)

Profile

HFP(Hands Free Profile
SPP(Serial Port Profile)
PBAP(Phonebook Access Profile)
OPP(Object Push Profile)
A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP(Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

Tone

Bass

-

Middle

-

Treble

-

Band1

62.5Hz ±9dB

Band2

100Hz ±9dB

Band3

160Hz ±9dB

Band4

250Hz ±9dB

Band5

400Hz ±9dB

Band6

630Hz ±9dB

Band7

1kHz ±9dB

Band8

1.6kHz ±9dB

Band9

2.5kHz ±9dB

Band10

4kHz ±9dB

Band11

6.3kHz ±9dB

Band12

10kHz ±9dB

Band13

16kHz ±9dB

Gene

Operating voltage

(10.5v - 16v allowable)

14.4v

Maximum Current Consumption

10A

Operational Temperature Range

'0°C to +40°C

Installation Size (W)
   (H)
   (D)

182(mm) 7-3/16(in)
53(mm) 2-1/16(in)
159(mm) 6-1/4(in)

Weight

1.3(kg) 2.9(lbs)

 

SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING within the 48 contiguous states in the USA only. Exclusions apply to orders shipping to APO/FPO addresses, Puerto Rico, Hawaii , Alaska and other U.S. territories.  Free shipping is standard shipping.  For all other shipping options please call for more details direct during Business hours Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm EST Tel: 1800 817 8795.

Freight Shipping for large items 
Large or heavy items, including most TVs, require freight shipping and generally take a little longer to be delivered, contact us for delivery estimates. 

Someone must receive the delivery. The freight carrier will contact you to schedule delivery to your door or the lobby area of your apartment or condo. Someone will have to be on hand to meet the driver and sign for the package. Freight deliveries are scheduled for Mon through Fri between 9AM and 5PM. 

What to expect from the delivery driver. This is a large, heavy item, so arrange to have someone else there to help you unpack and install your equipment. The delivery driver will not help you unpack or set up your new equipment, nor will he or she remove your old equipment or packaging. 

Keep all the product packaging. You'll need it if you have to return or move your item.

 

RETURNS POLICY
Thank you for your purchase. We hope you are happy with your purchase. However, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for some reason, you may return it to us for an exchange or refund.  Please see below for more information on our return policy.

RETURNS 
All returns must be postmarked within 30 days of the purchase date. All returned items must be in be in brand new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. Please include a full explanation in the email as to why you are requesting the RMA. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Crawford's Superstore may deduct the shipping charge from any subsequent refund, even if the original transaction included free shipping.
The return authorization (RMA) is only valid for 10 business days. Crawford's Superstore is not responsible for the return shipping charges, unless the item has a manufacturer's defect right out of the box. In this instance we will provide a return label, the more convenient to the customer.
Returned merchandise that gets lost or damaged in transit is not the responsibility of Crawford's Superstore. It is the buyers' responsibility to insure their package and to file claims direct with the carrier upon the discovery of the problem
Item MUST be in the original factory box, with ALL of the original factory packaging (foam, plastic, labels, stickers, and protective wrappings), an uncompleted, blank, original warranty card, ALL instruction booklets and associated paperwork, and accessories.  We are strictly resellers and not affiliated or authorized dealers for any of the brands we carry.

RETURN PROCESS
To return an item, please email info@crawfordssuperstore.com to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization number. After receiving a RMA number place the item securely in its original packaging and include your RMA number, Order number and reason for your return, and mail your return to the address we provide you in the RMA.
Please note, you will be responsible for all return shipping charges. We strongly recommend that you use a trackable method to mail your return and insure you package in case your item is damaged in transit. 

TELEVISION OR OVERSIZED FREIGHT
We do not except any returns on Televisions or oversized freight items. We do Guarantee to provide you with a properly working Television & or Oversized Freight item as ordered and expected. Due to the fact that these large items shipping cost are enormous, therefore we cannot accept any returns on these items.
Upon delivery if an item is damaged upon inspection, please refuse the shipment.  Please be aware that a box may be damaged but the TV might be working.  If the driver doesn't want to wait for you to first inspect the TV, then please note on the Delivery note that the TV box is damaged.  Your signature acknowledges that you understand this special return policy, and the condition of the TV meets your expectations and that you understand that you cannot return the TV. Any damaged or defective TVs or Oversized Freight, must be notified in withing to Crawfords Supersore within 3 days of delivery. 

REFUNDS
After receiving your return and inspecting the condition of your item, we will process your return/exchange. Please allow at least 3 to 5 days to process your return.  Refunds may take 1-2 billing cycles to appear on your credit card statement, depending on your credit card company.

EXCEPTIONS
For defective or damaged products, please contact us at the customer service number 1 800 817 8795 during business hours Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm EST to arrange an exchange or refund .

Please Note

  • A 15% restocking fee will be charged for all returns.
  • Sale items are FINAL SALE and cannot be returned.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions concerning our return policy, please contact us during Business hours Mon to Fri EST 10am to 5pm at:  1800 817 8795
info@crawfordssuperstore.com

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