Summary: I am very pleased with Googol shop! I was already excited to receive my Kenwood Excelon KDC X494 head unit, but when I received my package (completely on time I must add), I was shocked when they upgraded my purchase to the KDC-X496.
Summary: I bought this headunit to replace the Pioneer one in my S2000. There are a lot of great things about it, but at the same time, it does have its faults. Pros: - LOTS of options to adjust sound output - Can adjust filters, and frequencies of things that I don't understand - Direct iPod/iPhone control...
KDC-X494 Excelon (Exceptional? Or excepeional pain in the a**?)
Lee K., Amazon
11 March 2012
Summary: First off, here's the build: 2002 Honda Odyssey HU: Kenwood Excelon KDC-X494 Amp: Kenwood KAC-6404 (rms 40w x 4, 500w total Max Peak) Speakers: Kenwood KFC-X173 6 1/2" coax rounds in front doors and rear (left the stock Honda tweets on the dash) Lots of Stinger Roadkill sound deadening.
Summary: Stereo is clean. Bought it refurbed. Looks and plays like new. Sounds great excellent compatibility with controls. Great options for sound such as high and low pass frequencys for all speakers at a touch. Very pleased.
Summary: I've purchased no other brand of head unit but Kenwood Excelon for 10+ years now. Stylish and well-built, you would be hard-pressed to find a better HU for the money. The X494 is almost end-of-life (will be replaced by a newer model) so the price is a steal for what you get.
Summary: - you cannot FF/RR or play songs at random (only folder random) when listening to audio files via USB. i realize its a cheap stereo but why exclude the most basic functionality that my ancient car stereos & portable music players had?