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Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X596 CD MP3 HD Radio Car Stereo Receiver with Aux-In

Brand:|Model: KDC-X596|Part # 269-001

Look at all of the features you get with the Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X596 for under $150: MP3 and WMA playback (over CD and USB storage), Apple and Android smartphone connectivity, a wireless remote, an HD Radio tuner, and Pandora internet radio control for iPod and iPhone!
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Part # 269-001
  • Built to the high standards of the Kenwood eXcelon line
  • HD Radio tuner built-in for CD-quality digital radio reception
  • Three sets of 2.5V preamp outputs with crossover system
  • Integrated iPhone, iPod, and Android smartphone control
  • Supports Pandora iPhone app
  • Front panel 3.5 mm (1/8") and USB input
  • Wireless remote control included

Product Details

Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X596 CD MP3 HD Radio Car Stereo Receiver with Aux-In

Upgrade your car audio system with a high-end Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X596, for under $150.00, and join the HD Radio revolution! You'll also get a very competent CD player that has the ability to playback MP3 and WMA encoded CDs, iPhone and Android smartphone connectivity and control, six-channels of 2.5V preamp RCA outputs, 22 watts RMS four-channel amplification, front panel USB and 3.5 mm (1/8") inputs, detachable face security, and a wireless remote. 




Excelon Performance & Quality - Kenwood 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 and iPod – 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.

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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.


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 favorite artists for a rich musical experience.

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


Kenwood Music Control for Android Smartphones - This Kenwood application organizes your music and provides quick and easy search capability from a compatible Kenwood USB/CD receiver such as by artist, song or genre. Additional function also lets you select music based on your mood.

This free Kenwood App can be downloaded from the Android Market: Kenwood Music Control App for Android


Front USB and AUX Input - USB connectivity for compatible USB-enabled devices. These include iPhone and iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like Android and Windows 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:

A convenient 3.5 mm stereo input jack is also available for any audio device with a headphone jack or other type of AUX output.


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


Triple 2.5V Pre-outs with Crossover System - Build out your system to external power amplifiers and maintain full independent fader and subwoofer controls. Use the built-in crossover system to maximize the sound performance of your speakers, deck-amplified or externally amplified.

You can also easily filter out midrange and high frequencies from your subwoofer. This is useful for amplifiers powering subwoofers as it keeps mid and high frequencies from being amplified and passed through to a speaker designed to handle only low frequencies.


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. 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. 






Product Specifications
  • Receiver TypeCD Receiver
  • Special FeaturesRemovable Faceplate
  • USB InputFront
  • Aux InputFront Panel
  • HD RadioBuilt-in Tuner
  • Remote ControlIncluded
  • Head Unit SizeSingle DIN (2" high)
  • Preamp Outputs6-Channel
Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X596 CD MP3 HD Radio Car Stereo Receiver with Aux-In
  • BrandKenwood
  • ModelKDC-X596
  • Part Number269-001
  • UPC019048196804
  • Product CategoryCar Stereos
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight3.6 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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