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General Features:

  • Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X599 In-Dash Receiver
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • Detachable face plate
  • 13-digit LCD display with variable color illumination
  • Siri Eyes Free Control
  • Remote control included
  • 90 Day Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable and USB-to-Lightning Cable compatible
  • Built-in Android AOA control and charging of select Android devices using the USB connection: USB-to-Micro USB cable compatible
  • Pandora and iHeartRadio internet radio control with Android and iPhone devices
  • 5-band parametric equalizer
  • Sound Reconstruction improves the sound of heavily compressed music files
  • Low pass filter and subwoofer level control
  • High pass filter for speakers
  • 3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input
  • Front USB Input
  • Music Drive allows you to select audio from multiple flash drives/memory cards in a connected USB hub
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • AptX audio coding technology provides near CD-quality sound
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes an external wired microphone for clear, convenient talking

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready: SiriusXM Radio Package and subscription required and sold separately
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC ControlPRO or Axxess ASWC-1 are required and sold separately


Second Depth
The second depth is used only when the box is slanted or angled. This value is the top measurement and it is measured in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
Color of handle.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
90 days
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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Had this unit before loved it
Brad G on Jun 17, 2016
great radio.I love everything about this radio
greg l on Jun 4, 2016
Had all of the features I wanted. Was a close call against a Pioneer that was almost exactly the same, but the 4v preamp sealed the deal for only an extra ten bucks.
Michael K on Jun 15, 2016
Bluetooth connectivity was an important feature.
shane w on Dec 17, 2015
Does this head unit come with EVERYTHING needed for the install including the dash kit, harness that plugs into the unit, and aftermarket harness to connect into the factory plugs?
Trevor M on Nov 16, 2015
Best Answer: If you get the free kit they offer through sonic for your specific vehicle, yes it does. Well mine was free at the time. I only used the mounting kit in my truck however, since a prvious owner had hacked up the wiring under the dash for the factory radio.
Reply · Report · Mike R on Nov 17, 2015
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Will this head unit work with the factory xm tuner?
Heather G on Jan 11, 2016
Best Answer: Hi Heather,

Technically speaking, there is NO headunit that connects directly to an OEM Satellite feature. That feature is the responsibility of the HARNESS. Of which, our system is not designed to offer, because it is a rather rare piece and often there is no compatible harness for a given vehicle. To get straight to the point, give our sales team a call to help you find an answer (i.e. an answer to whether or not a harness exists for your vehicle). From there, the headunit must have an available auxiliary input; preferably on the rear of the stereo and preferably an RCA connection.

To be transparent, said harness if often rather expensive, which means the aftermarket V300 tuner is typically the 'smarter buy' .
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jan 11, 2016
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I have a 1999 Mazda Miata with a factory Bose system. I'd like to replace the head unit, but keep the factory speakers and amp. Will the free harness that comes with the Kenwood KDC-X599 support the existing amp?
Donald W on Aug 29, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Donald,

If wired properly, it will support both the speakers and amplifier. However, SOME headunits (unfortunately it cannot be determined which of the hundreds) will provide a bit too much "juice/power" to the amplifier, because of the high level outputs. So remedy this, we often recommend the Scosche OEA-4, to adjust the levels going to the amplifier. Give our sales team a call, to try to work the part into the price of the headunit; no promises, but they'll certainly try =]!
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Aug 31, 2015
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X599 (Ships as KDC-X500)