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Video: Kenwood KDC-X592

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Welcome to this article from the Crutchfield archives. Have fun reading it, but be aware that the information may be outdated and links may be broken.

Crutchfield experts, Ken and Zak, take a look at the Kenwood KDC-X592 CD receiver.

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Zak: Hi, I'm Zak.

Ken: And I'm Ken. Today, we're going to be looking at the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X592 CD receiver. What do you get with a Kenwood Excelon model versus a Kenwood?

Zak: Well, with the Excelon line you get more detailed sound because it's got a premium 24-bit digital-to-analog converter. You also get a high-voltage pre-amp outputs and a two-year warranty.

Ken: That's a nice set of features. You know, what I like about this piece is the look. I love the style. You've got this kind of neon trim, a fluorescent display, you've got this detailed dot matrix. I like it. It's glitzy but it's not Las Vegas.

Zak: Yeah, and it's really easy to skip around sources and do just about anything on this. The USB input actually has built-in iPod control, and we've got an iPod hooked up today. And it allows you to control the iPod right from the stereo. And it's a very fast connection. You can see how easy it is to scroll between playlists, artists, albums, and so on.

Ken: And a USB input gives you the best sound quality, too, versus a standard auxiliary input.

Zak: Oh yeah, absolutely.

Ken: A lot else about this model. You can add on a Bluetooth adapter so you can do hands free calls. It's got a built-in auxiliary input also, and you mentioned a USB input. You don't have to hook an iPod up. You can put on a USB thumb drive or maybe even a small hard disk drive as well.

Zak: There's actually another model in this line. It's the KDC-X692. It's got all the same great features here. It's also an Excelon model, but it has a flip-down face and, if you can believe it, an even better display.

Ken: I'd like to see that. Well, this one looks pretty good to me. It's the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X592.