DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
6.2" touchscreen with variable color illumination
built-in HD Radio tuner
fits double-DIN dash openings
built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
built-in Android AOA control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
Pandora control with iPhone and Android
built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
aptX® audio coding technology for near-CD-quality sound with compatible Bluetooth devices
dual phone connection enables simultaneous pairing of two phones
plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
13-band equalizer with digital time alignment
subwoofer level, phase, and low-pass crossover controls
compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
inputs: rear USB input, rear A/V input, front- and rear-view camera inputs
outputs: rear video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
works with iDataLink Maestro module
retains Ford SYNC, GM OnStar, Chrysler Uconnect, and VW media center
displays engine performance data on touchscreen
warranty: 2 years
Touchscreen controls and Excelon quality
When I first checked out the Kenwood Excelon DDX593 DVD receiver, I was impressed by the large number of features built into this touchscreen powerhouse. Sure, you can play your CDs, DVDs, and USB drives, but you also get Bluetooth® with aptX for wireless convenience, a built-in HD Radio® tuner for super-clear AM/FM reception, a satellite radio option, and smartphone connectivity — all controlled by a resilient 6.2" touchscreen display with a simple, effective user interface. And, Kenwood backs up this Excelon receiver with a 2-year warranty.
Bluetooth delivers wireless...and then some
In addition to streaming audio with Bluetooth, you can pair your phone with this Kenwood for hands-free calling. If your Android™ is Bluetooth aptX-compatible or your iPhone® stores AAC files, you'll enjoy clear, CD-quality music streaming. For the times when you have to share the ride, the DDX593 enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them, without having to dig into tedious menus to change phones. The front panel display lets you know which phone is active.
Got music and videos?
When your iPod, iPhone, or Android phone is connected, you can view album art and browse through your playlists with a few swipes of your finger. And with an iPhone plugged in, you can control and listen to Pandora® Internet radio. Android phones work with Pandora via the receiver's Bluetooth wireless connection. The DDX593 plays all your CDs, DVDs, and recordable discs, and you can plug a thumb drive loaded with hours of music into the receiver's USB input.
Using its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can enjoy CD-quality sound from participating stations in your area. And if you'd like your favorite radio stations to stay with you when you head out of town, you need to check out the vast variety of programming on satellite radio. Add a SiriusXM tuner (sold separately) to this Kenwood and you'll be able to listen to your favorite stations from Cape Cod to Carmel-By-The-Sea.
Several features at your fingertips
You can check out your favorite DVDs on the built-in screen whenever you're parked. This Kenwood includes a rear A/V input, so you can add a portable video/audio player or video game console as well. A rear video output can feed additional video screens to keep travel-weary backseat passengers amused. The DDX593 includes front and rear camera inputs, letting you connect dash and backup cameras. The Kenwood's screen will show the rear camera feed with graphic parking lines when your vehicle is in reverse — a great feature, especially for tight parking spots.
Use the 13-band equalizer and built-in digital time alignment to put yourself right in the recording studio, no matter which seat you're in. The DDX593 also provides three pairs of RCA preamp outputs that'll send a clean, high-voltage signal to any outboard amps in your system, just in case you want some more oomph.
iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras
The DDX593 offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).
Ford SYNC systems: you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions;
GM vehicles: you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar;
Chrysler: in most cars, you'll keep all your Uconnect functionality;
Toyota: you'll keep your factory amplifer, auxiliary and USB inputs, rear-view camera, and steering wheel audio controls
Volkswagen: you'll retain the factory Bluetooth, the factory digital amplifier and fader, plus VW's media device interface.
Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.
This car stereo initially had a problem with Bluetooth, an issue that's mentioned in some reviews. Kenwood has solved this problem with a software update on all units in our warehouse, effective 3/09/2016.
JEEP CHEROKEE 1997 - 2001
ISO DDIN radio provision
Painted scratch-resistant matte black
Complete panel for a factory look and feel
KIT COMPONENTS • Radio dash panel • Radio brackets • Phillips screw • Tape (not shown)
** PLEASE NOTICE - SLIGHT SUB DASH MODIFICATIONS ARE NECESSARY **
METRA 70-1817 / GEN WIRING HARNESS
Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep 1984-2005 Harness
PLUGS INTO CAR HARNESS AT RADIO
Provides Power – 4 Speaker connection