More control, more music
Looking for a dash-filling car stereo that’s simple to use and delivers sweet sound? The Kenwood Excelon DPX594BT CD receiver includes larger, easier-to-use buttons, as well Amazon Alexa voice controls and compatibility with their free Remote app. The big 3-line display shows you all your music information, while its versatile Bluetooth® options also get your smartphone involved in the action wirelessly.
As far as music, Kenwood loaded this receiver up with controls for Pandora®, or you can add satellite radio for the longest road trips. There’s even a front USB port to charge and play music from your iPhone® or slap in a USB drive filled with high-res music. Kenwood backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.
Alexa voice control
After you load the Alexa app onto your phone and pair your phone to this Kenwood receiver, simply press the dedicated “Alexa” button on the faceplate, and you can access music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, and smart home controls using your voice.
Bluetooth is the norm for wireless phone functionality these days. The DPX594BT lets you pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. You can wirelessly stream and control the playback functions of just about any Internet radio service, including Spotify, TIDAL, and Qobuz. You can also stream stored music, audiobooks, and podcasts from the phone that’s active. Kenwood also added a little fun to audio streaming with their Music Mix feature — pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip playlist. Bluetooth also lets you control this stereo directly from your iPhone® or Android™ phone by downloading Kenwood’s free Remote app.
|AM / FM||Yes|
|Seek / Scan||Seek|
|Media Type Playback||AAC|FLAC|MP3|WAV|WMA|
|Steer Wheel Controls Compatable||Yes|
|Maximum Supply current||1.5A (DC5V)|
|iPhone Compatibility||iPhone||5S and newer|
|iPod Compatibility||Touch||6Gen and newer|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Tuner Required|
|AMP / PREAMP|
|AMP||RMS Power||22W X 4|
|Maximum Power||50W X 4|
|Speaker Impedance (Ω)||4 – 8 Ohms (Ω)|
|Preamp Outputs||Number of Channels||6 Channel|
|Preamp Voltage||5 Volt|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Faceplate Design||Key Button Color||Variable|
|Number of Color Zones|
|GENERAL||Operating voltage||12 – 14.4v|
|Maximum Current Consumption||10A|