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The Kenwood eXcelon DDX814 is a high-end in dash multimedia receiver.

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flexible set of controls to shape the audio for the specific vehicle and personal preference

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GPS calculates routes quickly, huge range of functionality

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sound quality is excellent, makes the most of stock speakers

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picture is clear and bright, easy to read the GPS info at a glance

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boots up fairly quickly, only a few seconds of waiting after you turn on the car

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easy to install for anyone with a little experience

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instruction manual isn't very detailed or clear, will need to go to the Internet for some things during installation

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glossy black plastic finish on the bezel doesn't match the more typical matte finish in dashboard components, looks a little out of place

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The Kenwood eXcelon DDX814 is a high-end in dash multimedia receiver designed to provide users with a much better audio and video experience while in their vehicle. The eXcelon DDX814 includes full GPS navigation support (ready, not integrated), built-in Bluetooth technology by Parrot, 2 USB inputs for support with iPod and MP3 devices, DVD video and Divx video format playback, wallpaper and customizable background support, sattellite and HD radio ready, and triple sets of 5v pre-outs.

  • High-end (in-dash) multimedia receiver
  • 6.98” Wide-screen VGA TFT Active Matrix Display with Reverse Tilt Mechanism
  • Built-In Bluetooth by Parrot
  • Built-In 5.1 DSP With Digital Time Alignment & 13-Band Parametric EQ
  • 24-Bit Digital-To-Analog Converter
  • DVD-Video / DiVX Playback
  • iPhone/iPod Audio Video USB Direct Control With Alphabet Search
  • Multi-Language GUI Menu
  • Variable Color Illumination
  • Selectable Wallpapers & Customizable Backgrounds
  • Navigation Ready (Requires KNA-G510 adapter)
  • SAT Ready (Requires CA-SR20V + Sirius SC-C1 Tuner or KCA-XM100V + XM Mini Tuner)
  • HD Radio Ready
  • Triple 5.0 Volt Pre-outs
  • 2 x USB Inputs, 2 x AV Inputs, 1 x Rear Camera Input, 1 x AV Output,
  • 2 x External Switches For Relay Control Outputs for garage doors, lighting, trunk, etc.
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Pre-amp outputs: Front, rear, and Sub
  • AV
    • In: 2 sets
    • Out: 1 set
  • Blue-tooth hands free support: Integrated
  • Audio Decoder: AAC, WMA, MP3, WAV
  • Equalizer: 13 band parametric
  • External Switch: Power handling
  • Inputs: 2 x RCA and high level
  • iPod Video/ Nano support (5th/6th gen): Requires an optional KCA-iP300v adapter
  • Power Supply current: 500mA
  • Picture Size: 6.98" widescreen
  • Rear Camera Input: 1
  • Satellite Ready: Sirius: CA-SR20V + Sirius SC-C1 Tuner or XM: KCA-XM100V + XM Mini Tuner
  • Security: Code Function
  • Subwoofer Control: Yes
  • TV Tuner Ready    KTC-V300N
  • User Interface: Touchscreen Control
  • Wallpaper Customize: Yes
  • Warranty: 2 Year Parts & Labor
  • USB 2.0 Inputs: 2
  • Digital-To-Analog Converter: 24-Bit
  • DIVX: Yes
  • Dual Zone Source & Volume Control: Yes
  • High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: Yes
  • Installer/User/Backup Memory of Audio Setup: Yes
  • iPod Video Direct: Yes
  • Number of Pixels: 1,152,000
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 98dB
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Input: Requires Compatible 3rd-Party Accessory
  • System Q/System Es: Yes
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: .01%
  • USB Direct Control: 12Mbps Max Speed
  • USB Thumb Drives: Yes
  • Wireless Remote: Yes
  • 3 Skin Selection: Yes
  • File System: FAT 16/32
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 96kHz
  • Preout Level / Impedance: 5V @ 80Ω
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