A cut above
Whether you're looking for a solid do-it-all car stereo or a versatile media hub for a growing system, the Kenwood Excelon KMM-X705 handles both beautifully. It supports lots of music options, has built-in Bluetooth® for wireless streaming and calling, and serves it all up in an easy-to-use package that includes Amazon Alexa voice control. If you crave radio, this receiver provides Apple Music Radio controls for iPhone® users, has a built-in HD Radio® tuner, and offers an option for satellite radio, too. Kenwood tops it off with deep tone controls and hot preamp outputs for external amps. And because it's part of the Excelon lineup, Kenwood also backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.
Built-in Amazon Alexa
Load the Alexa app onto your phone and pair your phone to this Kenwood receiver. Then, 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 for wireless convenience
The KMM-X705 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 (don't forget to share). Bluetooth also lets you control this stereo directly from your iPhone or Android™ phone by downloading Kenwood's free Remote app.
More media options
You can play and charge your iPhone or check out a USB drive filled with high-res FLAC files through the front USB port. Android users, you can control and play music using Bluetooth. Kenwood rounds out the connectivity with a front aux input in case you have a portable music player that wants to tag along.
The KMM-X705 lets you enjoy HD Radio® from participating stations, so you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And most participating stations send out secondary programming, giving you more choices when you're in the mood for radio. And if you're not in an area with HD Radio stations, don't worry — this Kenwood's sensitive radio tuner picks up local analog stations like a pro. This Kenwood also gives you streaming radio options and controls for SiriusXM satellite radio (optional satellite radio tuner and subscription required) for great stations that won't fade away when you head out of town.
Tweak, expand, and customize
Kenwood sound reconstruction restores the depth that's often missing from compressed music files, and digital time alignment ensures that all that sound reaches your ears at the same time— perfect to help make the driver's seat feel like center stage. A 13-band EQ lets you get the sound you like, while three pairs of 5-volt preamp outputs provides that ultra-clean signal you want for amplifiers to power high-quality speakers and subwoofers in your expanding system. Kenwood even lets you pick the lighting color for this receiver's display and buttons for just the right look in your dash.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.