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Jphipps
05-29-2009, 10:39 AM
thinking about buying this HU. looking for sound quality and mainly a easy ipod hookup that would allow me to use my ipod to pick songs or even an easy method of scrolling through the artists....the HU i have now only allows me to click through my artist and playlists and it takes a while.

Thoughts, Reviews, or other units i should look at???

wu501
05-29-2009, 10:46 AM
I would spend the extra few bucks and go with the KDC-X693. It is a much cleaner looking unit in my opinion. Ipod and USB playback is awesome.

05fronty
05-29-2009, 10:48 AM
i got a older 591 and has been a great deck. no problems. all the features i need

Jphipps
05-29-2009, 11:38 AM
I would spend the extra few bucks and go with the KDC-X693. It is a much cleaner looking unit in my opinion. Ipod and USB playback is awesome.

i kinda like that x693...any other thoughts???

wu501
05-29-2009, 11:42 AM
^^the x693 is an awesome deck. The only downfall is that the display can be a bit hard to read in direct sunlight with some of the color choices. Looks sick at night though.

1hawaii50
06-06-2009, 09:31 PM
I loved my Excelon deck while I had it.

Engine_hp
06-06-2009, 10:39 PM
both will do fine.


IMO the Excelon HU all has same sound quality.

hockey512546
06-06-2009, 10:44 PM
Have a 592
Very happy with it; I have a 250GB Hard Drive hooked up to it and it works great

guacho80
06-12-2009, 01:07 AM
Have installed several X493. Very nice HU for the price, customizable, display is very bright, unit is responsive. you won't be dissapointed in either choice.

fuqueue
06-17-2009, 04:24 PM
I have one - sounds great! My only gripe is that the display shows only 1 line, and sifting through thousands of songs can be kind of tedious. The new displays show 5 lines, which would be kind of sweet. Also, and this is only slightly a drawback, the x493 doesn't have a DSP for time delay. But most of the time that's not really necessary

MemphisCherokee
06-18-2009, 03:15 PM
i have a x993 and i LOVE IT. i would totally push for the 993 but thats just me
any of the 3 are gonna be nice HUs

inkfx
06-18-2009, 04:08 PM
I got the X592 not to long ago an couldn't be happier for the price I paid. Much better HU than my Pioneer 4000UB I had previously. Scrolling through my iPod is SOO much easier now. The eXcelons are great HUs.