View Full Version : bought a Kenwood Excelon KDC-589

06-01-2005, 07:02 PM
I found a Kenwood Excelon KDC-589 for $123 on ebay. The JVC I bought last year had a melt down. I figure if I install it and don't like it I can sell it for near what I paid. I hope it has good radio reception the JVC was crap for AM?FM reception. As far as features like 4V out and burr brown DAC nothing even comes close at this price range. What sold me is you can turn off the internal amp, that should help the SQ and greatly extend the life of the head unit. I'll post a review when I install it if anyone is interested.

06-01-2005, 07:14 PM
The FM mono sensitivity on all of Kenwood's HUs is 9.3dBf. Yes, there are some tuners out there that are better but not too many.

06-01-2005, 08:02 PM
I bought the same model,but paid $20 more

06-01-2005, 08:42 PM
ooooo yess welcome to the kool kenwood klan! the radio reception is amazing!! sounds almost like a cd hehe. and you got it at an awesome price too!

06-01-2005, 09:03 PM
ITS KOOL,I bought it from my regular Ebay seller Caraudioshoppe so I dont mind spending a few bucks more,they treat me right

06-03-2005, 06:52 PM
I already recieved this, very fast ebay transaction. I plan on installing tommorrow. Still can't get over the fact the JVC only lasted 1 year.

06-03-2005, 07:02 PM
mines in route,should be here monday - its replacing a Alpine 9830,w display issues
(cant see it DOH)
I will do a SQ comparo immediatly

06-04-2005, 02:29 AM
According to some people in this world the head unit you bought is crap and will give you herpes.

PFFT....****** noobs...

Be sure to represent that unit and show the fools that don't don't know better that Kenwood is a good name in head units.

06-04-2005, 02:31 AM
KenwooL Ekselout Is CRAP!!!!!

j/k just pokin' fun at you minorities.

06-04-2005, 03:04 AM
Shut up! hehe

actually my HU is pretty nice. Tons of features, and great Sq, and awesome radio reception. all for 2 bills

06-04-2005, 06:57 AM
Im looking foward to reviewing them side by side,trust me if Excelon is junk it will not stay with me for long :P