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Kenwood eXcelon Single DIN In-Dash Car Stereo Receiver With HD Radio - KDC-HD455U

Abt Model: KDCHD455U | UPC Code: 0019048201645
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Kenwood eXcelon Single DIN In-Dash Car Stereo Receiver With HD Radio - KDCHD455U


  • USB Connectivity for iPhone, iPod and Compatible USB mass Storage devices -
    • Most USB-enabled CD receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod.  Featuring easy-to-use user interface, iPod browsing is a breeze when searching by playlist, artist, album, song, genres or composer.  Additionally, you can use advanced search functions like Reverse Browsing, Alphabet Search and Skip Search to find what you want to listen to, quickly and easily.  For added versatility, App/iPod Mode disables the receiver's integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps.  The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.
  • Pandora Connectivity -
    • Install the Pandora App for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones and enjoy a personalized listening experience. 
    • A number of Pandora functions can be controlled from a Pandora-enabled Kenwood receiver when an iPhone is connected through USB.  For Android and BlackBerry smartphones, controls are done via Bluetooth A2DP.  Functions include Thumbs up & down, Bookmark Artist, Bookmark Song, A to Z search and Alphabetical channel search.  Pandora allows users to maximize the internet radio experience in your car by customizing all of your favourite artists for a rich musical experience.
    • Pandora application requires a data connection on your smartphone with service currently only available in the U.S.
  • Built-In HD Radio -
    • Digital HD Radio broadcasts not only mean CD quality FM sound and great sounding AM, it also means additional information can be broadcast simultaneously such as Song and Title information, radio station promotions and additional content. 
    • HD Radio is free to listeners with service currently only available in the US.
  • Kenwood Music Control for Android Smartphones -
    • This free Kenwood application found on Google Play organizes your music and provides quick and easy music search capability from any 2013 USB/CD receiver.  Once installed on a compatible Android smartphone which supports mass storage mode, you will be able to search by artist, song or genre as well as select music based on your mood.

Key Features:

  • Front USB and Aux Input -
    •  Easy front panel connection for your compatible USB-enabled devices. These include iPhone, iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like smartphones, USB thumb drives and portable hard drives. This USB input will allow you to charge and control the music playback on your connected device.
  • FL Display -
    • The bright 1-line display makes it easy to see the text information when navigating the menu, your iPod or music content.
  • Three 2.5V Pre-Outs with Crossover System -
    • Get the most out of your external power amplifiers by delivering 2.5V of audio signal to maximize sonic performance.  Using the built-in crossover system, you can also easily filter out unwanted frequencies to your speakers and subwoofers to tune your system to its maximum potential.
  • Steering Wheel Remote Input -
    • Many factory systems offer control of the factory-fit audio system from buttons on your steering wheel.  Unfortunately, this functionality is sacrificed when installing an aftermarket audio system.
    • Install a commercially available steering-wheel interface and maintain control of functions such as volume up/down and track up/track down as well as Bluetooth voice dialing. This increases the convenience of using your system and increases driver safety to another level.
  • Remote Control -
    • This wireless remote control easily control volume levels, switch music sources or select your favorite tracks with the numeric access keys. 
  • Firmware -
    • The operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood’s support sites.  Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies.

General Features:


  • Made For iPhone
  • iPod USB 1Wire Connection
  • Padora App Control (Requires iPhone with Pandora App)
  • App Mode (Required Compatible iPhone/iPod App)
  • iPod Control by Hand
  • Reverse Browsing
  • Alphabet Search
  • Skip Search
  • High Speed Search
  • All Random
  • iPod EQ Mode (FLAT)


  • Front USB Input

HD Radio

  • Built-IN
  • Digital and Analog FM Tuner (USA only)
  • Digital and Analog AM TUner (USA only)
  • iTunes Tagging (USA only)
  • Song And Title Information (USA Only)


  • Supported File Formats: WMA/MP3/AAC
  • 24-Bit Digital-Analog Converter
  • 0-Bit Mute Circuit


  • AM/FM
  • RBDS
  • Radio TEXT Plus

AUX Inputs

  • Front AUX Input


  • Tone Fader Bass/ Tre/ Mid
  • EQ
  • System Q
  • Bass Boost
  • Crossover: High-Pass/ Low-Pass Filters
  • Supreme


  • 3Pre 2.5V @ 600 Ohms

Sub Woofer Reference Control Interface

  • Sub Woofer Reference Control Interface

External Interface

  • Steering Wheel Control Interface: Optional
  • Marine Remote Control Interface: Optional KCA-RC35MR
  • Remote Control: Included



  • Digital FM Frequency Range: 87.9 MHz - 107.9 MHz
  • Digital FM Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (±3dB)
  • Digital FM Signal/Noise: 70dB
  • Digital AM Frequency Range: 530kHz-1700kHz
  • Digital AM Frequency Response: 40Hz-15kHz (±3dB)
  • Digital AM Signal/Noise: 70dB
  • FM Frequency Range: 87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
  • FM Frequency Step: (200kHz)
  • FM Usable Sensitivity: 11.2 dBf
  • FM Quiet Sensitivity: 19.2 dBf
  • FM Frequency Response (±3.0dB): 30Hz-15kHz
  • FM Signal/Noise: 63dB (MONO)
  • FM Stereo Separation: 40dB(1kHz)
  • AM FrequencyRange: 530kHz-1700kHz
  • AM Frequency Step: (10kHz)
  • AM Usable Sensitivity: 31dBμ (36μv)


  • Digital Filter (D/A): 8 Times OverSampling
  • D/A Converter: 24 Bit
  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz(±1dB)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01%(1kHz)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio (dB): 105dB(1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 90dB
  • MP3 Decode: Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
  • WMA Decode: Compliant with Windows Media Audio
  • AAC Decode: AAC-LC ".m4a" Files


  • Compatibility: USB 1.1 & 2.0 Full Speed
  • File System: FAT 16/32
  • Maximum Supply Current: 1000mA
  • Decode: MP3/WMA/AAC
  • Preout Level (mV)/Load - Unbalanced: 2500mV/10k Ohms (CD/CD-CH)
  • Preout Impedance (Ohms): Under 600 Ohms
  • Speaker Impedance (Ohms): 4-8 Ohms


  • Full Bandwith Power: 22Wx4


  • Operating Votlage: 14.4V (10.5 - 16 V allowable)
  • Maximum Current Consumption: 10A

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 7-3/16"
  • Height: 2-1/16"
  • Depth: 6-1/4"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): OneYear Parts And Labor
Key Features
USB iPod/iPhone Capable/ Variable Color Illumination/ 1 Amp USB Charging/ AUX Input/ Compatible With Music Control App/ 3 RCA Pre-Outs 2.5Volt/ Steering Wheel Control Capable/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Kenwood KDC-HD455U from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Kenwood KDC-HD455U is Brand New.
  • The Kenwood KDC-HD455U Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
TypeSingle DIN
iPod/iPhone ConnectionYes
Bluetooth Hands Free CallingNo
USB InputYes
AUX InputYes
Height (inches)2.06
Width (inches)7.19
Depth (inches)6.25
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