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Kenwood Excelon KDC-X898 - CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth

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Kenwood Excelon KDC-X898 - CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth

CD Receiver with 3-line Variable Color LCD Display, Bluetooth, Dual USB(Front/Rear), Pandora/Aha Radio/iHeart Radio Link for iPhone and Android phones,  SiriusXM Ready


  • TDF(Theft Deterrent Faceplate)
  • Anti-Dust Flip-up door
  • Front AUX & Dual USB Interface (Front/Rear)
  • Bluetooth Built-in (Hands-Free Profile / Audio Profile)
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV Files Playback with ID-3 Tag Display

Drive EQ

Road noise is the enemy of all audio systems found in vehicles. The inherent
frequencies of road noise masks a wide range of the audio signal found in music,
and this is the reason KENWOOD engineers developed Drive EQ. Drive EQ boosts
specific frequencies in the audio signal to compensate the negative impact of road

3Line / 2Line Selectable LCD Display

Choose between a larger two line display or more information from a three line display.

Dual USB Ports

USB devices can be connected not only to the front panel, but also to a cable on the rear.

CD Door / Cover

For dust prevent ion, a CD Door/Cover has also been adopted.

Works with Pandora Internet Radio for iPhone and Android

Customized internet radio that plays music based on your favorite
artists. KENWOOD receivers provide a rich Pandora experience.

KENWOOD ''Music Control'' for Android smartphone

Download this free application from Google Play and use the search function to
easily find a track you would like to listen by using the artist name or the
like.*Compatible only with Android smartphones supporting mass storage devices.

SiriusXM Ready

SiriusXM is channels and channels of anything you want to listen to.
Commercial-free music, sports, talk radio and entertainment. If that’s
not enough there is comedy, news, traffic, weather and more. It can
all be found on SiriusXM.

i HeartRadio for iPhone and Android

iHeart Radio is an Internet radio platform that delivers content from
over 800 local Clear Channel radio stations from all over the United
States. iHeart also functions as a music recommendation system,
making it easy and fun to discover new music.

Variable Color illumination

TYou can select a preset color or create your own to match the dashboard lighting or your mood of the day.

Play Music via Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP)

Easily stream music from your phone or other
Bluetooth devices directly to the receiver.
Functions such as track name display and track
search are also available from the receiver.

Voice Dialing / Siri Eyes Free

The receiver will allow the voice dialing feature found on most smartphones to work 
through Bluetooth.

New External Bluetooth Microphone

For easy installation, a new microphone with angle and
swivel adjustment is included.

Hands Free, Phonebook Transfer

Access Phonebook, Last Calls, and Missed Calls from the receiver and make hands-free calls.

iPhone Automatic Pairing

Automatic Bluetooth pairing function for iPhone via USB is available on all built-in Bluetooth receivers.

Audio Features

Maximum Output Power : 50W x 4 (MOSFET Power IC)
Front AUX & Dual USB Interface (Front/Rear)
3 Preout (4V)
Supreme sound reconstruction, restores musical to compressed music
Drive EQ
Subwoofer Level Adjustable
System Q-EX
Bass Boost
Built-in LPF/HPF

USB Features

MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV Decoder with ID-3 Tag Display
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection with Optional cable (KCA-iP102 *until iPhone4S)
iPod Alphabet/Skip/2 Speed Search Function
Pandora / aha Radio App Ready (iPhone App)
TuneIn / Deezer / Aupeo! Support (iPhone App) 
Compatible with KENWOOD Music Control for Android
Drive Change (For Android or Card Reader)

Tuner Features

Sirius XM Ready
iTunes Tagging (Sirius XM)
Backup Memory for Tuner Preset
FM/AM 24 Station Presets (18FM, 6AM)
RBDS with Radio Text
AME (Automatic Memory Entry) 
Up/Down Seek Tuning
FM Stereo/Mono Selector

CD Features

MP3, WMA, AAC Decoder with ID-3 Tag Display
Folder Name Manual Search Function without Stopping Audio-play
0-bit Mute 
24bit D/A Converter
CD Text Ready
CD-R/CD-RW Compatible
Random/Repeat Play

External Media Control Features

Bluetooth Built-in (Hands-Free Profile / Audio Profile)
Pandora / aha Radio App Ready (Android App : A2DP/SPP/Multi Profile)
Rear Wired BT Microphone included
OEM Remote Interface

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