Assurance counts, and Kenwood backs this Excelon Series KMM-X503 digital media receiver with a 2-year warranty. An impressive array of entertainment options begins with its built-in HD Radio™ tuner, which gives you access to more features and better sound quality from your participating local radio stations. Your high-resolution music files, loaded on smartphone, thumb drive, or portable player, will also sound a whole lot better, backed by a 13-band EQ and proprietary sound enhancement perks like Drive EQ.
With built-in Bluetooth®, you'll have a robust streaming experience courtesy of next-level Spotify® and Pandora® compatibility. Kenwood even gives you two prominent, direct access Bluetooth buttons for music and calling. Two-phone pairing makes connecting for hands-free calling a breeze if you share your vehicle with another driver.
Two USB inputs
Thanks to front-facing and rear USB inputs, you can connect two devices to the KMM-X503 for charging at once. Or use one USB input for connecting your smartphone for streaming Spotify or Pandora on the fly and the other to turn your old MP3 player or thumb drive into a permanent audio source. While the KMM-X503 doesn't play CDs, options abound.
Options for Apple® and Android™
Got an iPod® or iPhone®? You can plug your player in via USB to access your playlists. Dedicated "search" and "return" buttons, plus handy tools like AppMode, Alphabet, Percentage Skip, and Related Search help you find your music fast.
If you store your music on an Android device, Android Open Accessory 2.0 protocol (AOA) lets you connect your phone either to a USB port or through Bluetooth, then control all the music you've stored there. You'll be able to run the apps you like and take advantage of a variety of search and playback features.
Turn your phone into a remote
The KMM-BT525HD can play MP3, AAC, WAV, and FLAC music files, so you'll be able to enjoy your entire music library. And if you want to hand over control of the stereo to the gang in the backseat, the Kenwood Remote App lets you turn your smartphone into a wireless remote.
Compatible with SiriusXM
Add a satellite radio tuner (subscription also required) to enjoy SiriusXM's remarkably varied range of music, entertainment, news, and sports programming. If you're planning to build a really rockin' system, this high-performance receiver offers three sets of preamp outputs, so you'll be in good shape when you add amplifiers and subwoofers.
Bluetooth note:Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.
This digital media receiver will not play CDs.
digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
plays MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, and FLAC music files
built-in HD Radio tuner
Bluetooth with direct access button
pair two phones for simultaneous hands-free calling and up to five for music streaming
wireless music browsing
1.5 line LCD display with variable-color illumination
iPod/iPhone direct connection with optional cable
Remote App lets you use your smartphone as a wireless remote
control and charging of select Android devices using the USB connection
Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
Drive EQ improves sound to compensate for exterior noise
low-pass filter and sub level control
compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
inputs: front and rear USB inputs, front AUX input