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cardinalsfan
05-04-2007, 10:51 PM
ok...i think i want this head unit....it seems to have everything i want sq wise and i like kenwood. heres the problem, im having a hard time finding info on it and i cant find a release date anywhere...was it released already and now people are out? crutchfield says that they had it but are out of stock but they are doing a preorder, seems odd. anyone have any info on this? thanks!!

Rich B
05-04-2007, 10:59 PM
It seems out of stock most everywhere.

Heres the specs-
http://shopper.cnet.com/in-dash-car-stereos/kenwood-excelon-kdc-x991/4014-6729_9-32384136.html?info=mfg
(Middle of page)


Heres a link to Kenwood's color sales brochure in .pdf-
http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Dealers/Us1/flyers/Kenwood_Car_Excelon_2007.pdf
(Page 4 for the X991)

crfracer290
05-04-2007, 11:06 PM
Its not even out yet I thought.

cardinalsfan
05-05-2007, 12:05 AM
thanks for the links....didnt give me much more info than i already knew but thanks

i really want this if it has the same eq system as the 990 (which im pretty sure it will)

Prowler573
05-05-2007, 04:11 AM
thanks for the links....didnt give me much more info than i already knew but thanks

i really want this if it has the same eq system as the 990 (which im pretty sure it will)

One dramatic change (for the better) in the X991 Vs. the X990 is independently adjustable T/A for each output channel. Don't know why is wasn't always this way but at least Kenwood finally got the idea that their previous incarnation of this function was seriously lacking...

The slated release date for the KDC-X991 is July '07.
I very well may have to get one and retire my XXV-01D back to its box :crap:
*sigh* More money to spend...

MBrock4u
05-05-2007, 04:45 AM
I like the new display design. Of course you know the sq will be just fabulous. I have the X-990. Very happy with it. We will be seeing the X-991 this summer. Hope to see some good reviews then.

Prowler573
05-05-2007, 04:50 AM
One dramatic change (for the better) in the X991 Vs. the X990 is independently adjustable T/A for each output channel. Don't know why is wasn't always this way but at least Kenwood finally got the idea that their previous incarnation of this function was seriously lacking...

The slated release date for the KDC-X991 is July '07.
I very well may have to get one and retire my XXV-01D back to its box :crap:
*sigh* More money to spend...



Hmm....apparently now that I've done a bit of reading....the X991 uses a 3-band paraEQ whereas the top-end eXcelon decks from years previous used a 4-band. I wonder why they would lessen the internal EQ's functionality?!?

MBrock4u
05-05-2007, 05:02 AM
Humm, good question! I didn't notice that. Mine is 4 band.

Prowler573
05-05-2007, 05:04 AM
Humm, good question! I didn't notice that. Mine is 4 band.

As I recall your KDC-X990 is pretty much exactly the same as my XXV-01D as far as operation goes and looks pretty much the exact same as well excepting the obvious lack of the "25th Anniversary" logos and graphic in the startup screens. (which play no part in its output anyway so for this discussion they're rather useless)

99StangGt
05-05-2007, 10:41 AM
991 has a usb input and the 990 doesnt. also it has a hard drive in the 991. The right knob also turns now so you can search a lot faster.

brad1011a
05-05-2007, 01:41 PM
991 has a usb input and the 990 doesnt. also it has a hard drive in the 991. The right knob also turns now so you can search a lot faster.


The 990 had USB, but different included software, and the 991 has 512MB flash memory, but no internal hard drive.

http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Dealers/Us1/flyers/Kenwood_Car_Excelon_2007.pdf

99StangGt
05-05-2007, 02:03 PM
I meant flash memory not hard drive. I might be on crack but I dont see a usb input on the 990. I was told that you have to buy an adapter for the 990 to have a usb.

cardinalsfan
05-05-2007, 06:46 PM
Hmm....apparently now that I've done a bit of reading....the X991 uses a 3-band paraEQ whereas the top-end eXcelon decks from years previous used a 4-band. I wonder why they would lessen the internal EQ's functionality?!?

what exactly will this mean? such as the old decks had 4 bands to adjust where this will have only bass treble and mids? either way, this deck seems to be the one for me, count on a review once its out, ill be on it right away

brad1011a
05-06-2007, 10:47 AM
I meant flash memory not hard drive. I might be on crack but I dont see a usb input on the 990. I was told that you have to buy an adapter for the 990 to have a usb.


Oops, you're right; I thought most of the previous gen. had USB (like the 890/790).