Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X305

Single-DIN CD Multimedia Receiver with Bluetooth and Built-in Alexa (Sirius XM Ready)

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• Single DIN Bluetooth CD Multimedia Receiver with USB and AUX
• LCD Text Display
• iPhone and Android Compatible
• 3 sets of 5 volts preamp outputs
• 13-Band Equalizer with Digital Time Alignment
• SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready

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Innovative Excellence with the KDC-X305

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X305 CD receiver stands out with its advanced features and exceptional sound quality. It's not just about playing CDs; this receiver brings a variable-color display, Internet radio controls, and high-res music playback via USB. Plus, it's equipped with Amazon Alexa for effortless voice control over your music and more, making it a smart addition to any vehicle.

Seamless Connectivity and Control

With Bluetooth® integration, it allows for wireless music streaming and hands-free calls. You can pair two phones simultaneously for convenient switching during calls. The Music Mix feature supports connecting up to five phones, letting everyone have a chance at being the DJ. Additionally, Kenwood's free Remote app lets you control the stereo from your iPhone® or Android™ phone, a perfect feature for custom installations.

Diverse Music Sources for Every Taste

The KDC-X305 is SiriusXM-ready for satellite radio fans (tuner and subscription required) and has a sensitive AM/FM tuner for local stations. iPhone users can enjoy direct control of Apple Music® via USB, and there's support for various digital formats including high-res FLAC files. Not to forget, the front aux input caters to those with portable music players.

Enhanced Audio Experience and Customization

The KDC-X305 features a 13-band equalizer and digital time alignment for tailored audio output. Its three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs ensure a clean signal for system expansion. The Sound Reconstruction feature enhances compressed music files, and you can personalize the look with variable-color illumination for the display and controls.

Product Details

  • Single DIN In-Dash Bluetooth CD Multimedia Receiver/li>
  • LCD Text Display
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channel
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channel
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • Variable key color illumination
  • Detachable faceplate with 13-digit LCD display
  • Dual phone connection
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2 Year Sonic Electronix Warranty
  • MFR #: KDC-X305

Smartphone Features

  • Pandora and Spotify capable
  • Siri Eyes Free control for select iPhones
  • Music Mix feature allows music streaming playback and control 5 paired smartphones

Playback and Audio Features

  • CD | CD-R/RW | MP3 | WMA | WAV | AAC | FLAC (Hi-Res) Audio Playback
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • High-pass filter; low-pass filter, phase, and level controls
  • Sound Reconstruction: improves sound of compressed music files
  • 13-Band Equalizer with Digital Time Alignment

Expandability Options

  • Satellite Radio Ready: Requires SiriusXM SXV300V1 and subscription, sold separately
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: Axxess ASWC-1 required and sold separately

Audio/Video Inputs and Outputs

  • 3 sets of 5 volts preamp outputs (front, rear, and subwoofer)
  • Front Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm headphone jack allows connection to your mobile device
  • Front USB Input: USB port allows connection to digital devices such as cellphones, flash drives, portable media players, etc.

Bluetooth Features

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Includes external 10" wired microphone for clear, convenient, distortion-free talking
PDF Icon Kenwood KDCX305 owner’s manual

Product history:

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(newest, current model)
Kenwood KDC-X304 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X305)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X304)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X303)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, it is a CD receiver and can play CDs.
Yes, it has Amazon Alexa voice control. You need to load the Alexa app on your phone and pair it with the receiver.
Yes, it has built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2) for hands-free calling and audio streaming.
Yes, you can pair two phones for hands-free calling and up to five phones for music streaming with the Music Mix feature.
Yes, it can play high-res FLAC music files up to 24-bit/96kHz.
Yes, it is compatible with SiriusXM, but you need an optional tuner and subscription.
Yes, you can control it using Kenwood's free Remote app on your iPhone or Android phone.
It has a 13-band graphic equalizer, digital time alignment, high-pass and low-pass filters, phase and level controls, and Sound Reconstruction.
It has a built-in amplifier with 22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels.
Yes, it has a detachable face with variable-color illumination.

Specifications & Details

Key Features
Key Features
SiriusXM Ready
USB input
Aux input
In-Dash Receiver Specifications
Receiver Size
Single DIN
Radio Type
Bluetooth Features
Hands-free Calling
Audio Streaming (A2DP)
External Microphone
Volume Control Type
Anti-Theft Security
Detachable Faceplate
Wireless Remote
Optional (Accessory and sold separately)
Peak Power Output
50 watts x 4 channel
RMS Power Output
22 watts x 4 channel
Preamp RCA Outputs
3 Sets (6-channel)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
Preamp Voltage
5 volts
Built-In Equalizer
13-Band Equalizer with Digital Time Alignment
Display Type
LCD Text Display
Display Adjustment
Display Color
Button Color
Smartphone Integration
Compatible Smartphones
iPhone (iOS)
iPhone Control
Siri Eyes Free Control
Pandora Control
Spotify Control
Android Control
Google Assistant
Pandora Control
Spotify Control
Expandability Features
Auxiliary (Front)
USB (Front)
3.5mm MiniJack Audio
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
AM/FM Tuner
FM Presets
AM Presets
Radio Data System (RDS)
Music File Playback Type
High-Res FLAC (192kHz/24bit)
High-Res WAV (192kHz/24bit)
What is in the box?
User manual
Warranty/Registration card
Quick start guide
Product and accessories
In-dash receiver
Detachable face (attached)
Wiring harness with all connections
Mounting sleeve (attached)
Trim ring (attached)
Microphone with attached cable
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

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Was looking for a simple head unit with 3 outputs and this fit the bill (5v outputs at that). Buttons are simple and do not have multi-function, which I prefer. Cannot speak to the longevity of this product as I have just installed it, but I am very pleased with what I have seen so far! Sonic also offered a discounted price on a new dash mount kit and pigtail which I did not need because I’m replacing an aftermarket unit. I took advantage anyways and installed it with the new mounting accessories. This resulted in a much cleaner install over using my old materials.

By Emily on November 30, 2022 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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Didn't come with the correct equipment

The wire harness I got didn't connect to the amp I had and the mounting kit I received also didn't fit. The stereo itself works nicely, I just had to make a few extra purchases myself.

By Julian on January 7, 2023 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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Easy to install

Easy to install it’s sounds great great for the price

By Colyn on October 3, 2022 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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By CHRISTOPHER on February 5, 2024 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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Great unit

Great unit the only thing doesn't have remote eye for rc 406 remote you have to download remote app which can be dangerous while driving. I had to swap the 305 to the 705 which is the same unit 25 dollars more but now I can use my rc 406 remote with it. Remote doesn't come with the unit had to order it separate. 12 bucks online.

By Christopher on January 7, 2024


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Sounds great

Many features. Internal crossover. You can set door speaker and sub size, vehicle size, all kinds of things.

Sounds good. Subs sound tighter than they ever have. I recommend this. Good clean sound.
That 5v preamp out works well

By Garret on February 22, 2024 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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By Fausto on February 3, 2024 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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Great Value

5V pre outs, front, rear, and sub rca outputs. Got it on sale for under $150. Definitely sounds better than the cheap Kenwood I was using before.

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