Bluetooth® is a thing these days! And the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X303 CD receiver provides two big direct-access buttons that let you wirelessly stream music and make hands-free calls quickly and easily. Kenwood also added a variable-color display, Internet radio controls, and a USB port for high-res music playback. And because it's part of the Excelon family, you'll have deep tone controls, plenty of options for system expansion, and a 2-year warranty.
The goodness that is Bluetooth
In addition to wireless access to music and calls, the KDC-X303 enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. And when you're streaming audio, the Music Mix feature lets you pair five phones so everybody in the car can take turns picking the tunes. You can also control this stereo directly from your iPhone® or Android™ phone using Kenwood's free Remote app, which comes in handy if your stereo is hidden away or in a custom location. It's okay to think outside the box.
The sources you want
With controls for Spotify®, iHeartRadio®, Pandora®, SiriusXM (optional tuner and subscription required), this Kenwood is ready for radio. Its front-panel USB port also lets you plug in and play music from your iPhone® or Android™, or you can play your own digital music stored on a USB drive including high-res FLAC files (up to 24-bit/96kHz). And if that isn't enough music for you, you can also satisfy your music fix using the receiver's front aux input for a portable music player.
Tweak and add to your system
With its three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs, the KDC-X303 delivers a super-clean signal to amplifiers in your setup. Combine those with the built-in 13-band equalizer and digital time alignment, and you've got a serious audio hub for an ever-growing sound system. And just to make sure you have the right look in your vehicle, you get to pick the color for the receiver's 1.5-line display and control buttons.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
plays media loaded with MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files (See Details tab for model compatibility)
detachable face with 13-digit LCD display and variable-color illumination
built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming with dual phone connection
Android AOA 2.0: control and charging of select Android devices through USB connection
iPod, iPhone, and iPad control through USB (See Details tab for model compatibility)
Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
Music Mix feature allows music streaming playback and control from up to five paired smartphones
control the stereo using Kenwood's free Remote app
13-band graphic equalizer with digital time alignment
high-pass filter; low-pass filter, phase, and level controls
Sound Reconstruction: improves sound of compressed music files