Kenwood KDC-X500 In-Dash CD Receiver With Built-in Bluetooth

Model: KDC-X500 UPC: 019048213518 Item: 165438

Your music, your vehicle, your way - the Kenwood KDC-X500 In-Dash CD Receiver ensures you can listen to your favorite tunes at a moment's notice. With built-in Bluetooth technology for instant audio streaming, and featuring technology such as Loudness and Bass Boost, you can adjust your listening experience however you'd like. This Kenwood radio is perfect for any single-DIN setup, and pairs to iOS and Android devices with ease.

Kenwood KDC-X500 Receiver Features:

  • Customize your music's EQ settings to match your perfect travel sound
  • Connect your Bluetooth device for instant streaming
  • Use the Android Rapid Charge function to keep your phone at 100%
  • Choose each track right from the receiver with Wireless Music Browsing

Product Information

Kenwood KDC-X500 In-Dash Receiver Highlights:

  • TDF (Theft Deterrent Faceplate)
  • Drive Change
  • Maximum Output Power : 50W x 4 (MOSFET Power IC)
  • Kenwood sound reconstruction, restores musical to compressed music
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/FLAC Files Playback with ID-3 Tag Display
  • Android Rapid Charge
  • Multi language (English, Spanish)
  • Dual Phone Connection
  • Wireless Music Browsing


Kenwood KDC-X500 In-Dash Receiver Features:


  • TDF (Theft Deterrent Faceplate)
  • CD Door / Cover
  • 13 Digit 1.5Line LCD Display
  • Rotary Encoder and Direct Key (TEL) for easy operation
  • Digital Clock (12H)
  • Variable Color Illumination
  • Dimmer Control Function (Manual/Set by timer)


  • Maximum Output Power : 50W x 4 (MOSFET Power IC)
  • Front AUX & USB Interface with slide protection cover
  • 3 Preout (4V)
  • Kenwood sound reconstruction, restores musical to compressed music
  • Equalizer (13Band)
  • Drive EQ
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustable
  • System Q
  • Bass Boost
  • Loudness
  • Built-in LPF/HPF
  • Stage EQ


  • MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC Decoder with ID-3 Tag Display
  • iPod/iPhone Direct Connection with Optional cable*1
  • iPod Skip/2 Speed Search Function
  • Pandora / iHeart Radio App Ready (iPhone App)
  • Drive Change (For Android or Card Reader)
  • Android Music Playback
  • Android Rapid Charge


  • Sirius XM Ready
  • Backup Memory for Tuner Preset
  • FM/AM 24 Station Presets (18FM, 6AM)
  • RBDS with Radio Text
  • AME (Automatic Memory Entry)
  • Up/Down Seek Tuning
  • FM Stereo/Mono Selector


  • MP3, WMA, AAC Decoder with ID-3 Tag Display
  • Folder Name Manual Search Function without Stopping Audio-play
  • 0-bit Mute
  • CD Text Ready
  • CD-R/CD-RW Compatible
  • Random/Repeat Play

External Media Control

  • Bluetooth Built-in (Hands-Free Profile / A2DP/ AVRCP1.5/ Voice Control / AptX)
  • Dual Phone Connection
  • Wireless Music Browsing
  • Pandora / iHeart Radio App Ready (Android App : A2DP/SPP/Multi Profile)
  • Rear Wired BT Microphone included
  • OEM Remote Interface


Kenwood KDC-X500 In-Dash Receiver Specifications:


  • Frequency Range (Frequency step): 87.9MHz - 107.9MHz (200kHz)
  • Usable Sensitivity S/N:26dB: 8.2dBf (0.71 mu V/75 ohms)
  • Quieting Sensitivity DIN S/N 46dB: 17.2dBf (2.0mu V/75 ohms)
  • Frequency Response (+/ 3.0dB): 30Hz-15kHz
  • S/N: 64.0dB (MONO)
  • Stereo Separation: 40dB (1kHz)


  • Frequency Range (Frequency step): 530kHz - 1700kHz (10kHz)
  • Usable Sensitivity S/N:20dB: 29dB mu (28.2 mu v)


  • Laser Diode: GaAlAs
  • Digital Filter (D/A): 8 Times OverSampling
  • Spindle Speed: 500-200rpm (CLV)
  • Wow & Flutter: Below Measurable Limit
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+/ 1dB)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion : 0.01% (1kHz)
  • S/N Ratio (dB): 110dB (1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 90dB
  • Channel Separation: 85dB
  • MP3 Decode : Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
  • WMA Decode: Compliant with WINDOWS MEDIA AUDIO
  • AAC Decode: AAC-LC ".aac" files

Preout Level (mV)/Load-Unbalanced: 4000mV/10k ohms (CD)

Preout Impedance (ohms): </ 600 ohms

Speaker Impedance (ohms): 4-8 ohms

USB I/F      

  • USB: USB 1.1 / 2.0 Full speed
  • File System: FAT12 / 16 / 32
  • Maximum Supply current: DC5V(DC logo) 1.5A
  • MP3 Decode : Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
  • WMA Decode: Compliant with Windows Media Audio
  • AAC Decode: AAC-LC ".aac" files
  • WAV Decode: Linear-PCM
  • FLAC Decode: FLAC file (Up to 48kHz/16bit)

AUX Input 

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz +/3dB
  • Input Maximum Voltage: 1000mV
  • Input Impedance: 30K ohms


  • Maximum Power: 50wx4
  • Full Bandwidth Power (at less than 1%THD): 22wx4


  • Band1 : 62.5Hz +/9dB
  • Band2 : 100Hz +/9dB
  • Band3 : 160Hz +/9dB
  • Band4 : 250Hz +/9dB
  • Band5 : 400Hz +/9dB
  • Band6 : 630Hz +/9dB
  • Band7: 1kHz +/9dB
  • Band8: 1.6kHz +/9dB
  • Band9: 2.5kHz +/9dB
  • Band10: 4kHz +/9dB
  • Band11: 6.3kHz +/9dB
  • Band12: 10kHz +/9dB
  • Band13: 16kHz +/9dB


  • Version: Bluetooth V2.1+EDR /Bluetooth 3.0
  • Frequency Range: 2.402-2.480GHz
  • Output Power: +4dBm(MAX), 0dBm (AVE), Power Class 2
  • Maximum Communication Range: Line of sight approx.10m (32.8ft)
  • Profile
    • HFP (Hands Free Profile)
    • SPP (Serial Port Profile)
    • PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile)
    • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
    • AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)


  • Operating voltage (10.5-16v allowable): 14.4V
  • Maximum Current Consumption: 10A
  • Faceplate: TDF(Theft Deterrent Faceplate)
  • Operational Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C
  • Installation Size (W) (H) (D): 182(mm)7-3/16(in) 53(mm)2-1/8(in)159(mm)6-1/4(in)
  • Net Weight: 1.3(kg) 2.87(lbs)

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