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View Full Version : Kenwood eXcelon X589 vs. X689. Opinions please!



dan1234
08-07-2005, 10:57 AM
I'll buy a new HU and I first thought about X589, but I saw that X689 is 20~30 dollars more expensive then 589 and got some more options. Does it worth buying the X689?
What's this "D-Mask+ motorized, detachable stealth face with fluorescent display and rotary encoder" about?

Thanks!

edit: I really don't need "why don't you get an Alpine?" replies, thanks :D

Nukedsodapop
08-07-2005, 12:27 PM
It means after you trun it off the comesout and flips over automatically, showing only black there.... And you can detach it too..... well at least thats how my dads is... I dont know if its the same for that one

dan1234
08-07-2005, 02:11 PM
It means after you trun it off the comesout and flips over automatically, showing only black there.... And you can detach it too..... well at least thats how my dads is... I dont know if its the same for that one

Yeah, but it really does look like there's no player there?

Spr0ket
08-07-2005, 08:09 PM
Don't get the D-Mask... there's a design problem with the D-Mask. After about one to two years of use, the ribbon cable will break. Also, if the 589 is the one I'm thinking of, you may want to save an extra $75 and get the 789 instead to get all the cool features like RDS and stuff.

SoLowitHrz21
08-07-2005, 08:12 PM
i have heard that the d-mask had a few pros that come with it....i would rather take the time and take the face-plate off then the D-mask... my .02

Ignatowski
08-07-2005, 08:28 PM
589 and 789 are 2005
689 is 2004 i belive

either way great HUs

Spr0ket
08-07-2005, 11:43 PM
689 is new for 2005. It uses the x8x designation. Also the 689 is the only model that uses the horrible D-Mask design.