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Old 09-03-2009, 11:14 PM   #15
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Yes kenwood excelon I will post more in the morning
I just completed the install
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:58 AM   #16
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Here is how my stereo/portable CD player and CB are installed in my '72 Argosy 22.
a little blurry but you get the idea

standing back a bit
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:27 AM   #17
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I am about to redo the stero in my Overlander - Trying to find an indash with tape (they are hard to find now most have CD now). I want to keep it in the front with the 8 track (it works). I have the tape adapter with CD. This way I can listen to 8 track, tape or CD. Might have to upgrade the speakers - don't know if the old ones will handle the upgraded units.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #18
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So here is a picture of the rear speakers installed
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:28 PM   #19
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And here is a picture of the head unit installed. I put a switch and fuse on the hot wire to turn it all the way on and off. Head unit has ipod adapter and is satellite and blue tooth ready and has remote. Put together with the component speakers it sounds awesome. Thought I might have to put in an amp to get sound this good like a car but that would be overkill at this point. Very please with the sound quality.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #20
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Very nicely done.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:58 PM   #21
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Yes indeed! That looks great!

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Old 09-04-2009, 08:55 PM   #22
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Thank you for the kind words and ideas!
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:38 PM   #23
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And here is a picture of the head unit installed. I put a switch and fuse on the hot wire to turn it all the way on and off. Head unit has ipod adapter and is satellite and blue tooth ready and has remote. Put together with the component speakers it sounds awesome. Thought I might have to put in an amp to get sound this good like a car but that would be overkill at this point. Very please with the sound quality.
Very nice work, indeed! I like that you added a master power switch. I did that when I added a unit in my Trade Wind.

You gave us info about the component speaker system. How about a few more details about the head unit itself. The photo is too small to even read the brand. You mentioned iPod adapter, is it iPhone compatible? iPhones complain if products connected are not verified.

The ones that I have seen that list iPhone compatibility so far have been Alpine units.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #24
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Here is a link for the speakers
http://audiovideodimension.com/kicker-rs652-p-2953.html?stat=features

Here is a link for the head unit
http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-eXcelon-KDC-X693-Full-DIN-dash/dp/B001UXTJ94/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1252182244&sr =8-3
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Thanks,

When I looked closely at your photo, I thought it looked like Kenwood, but wasn't sure. Certainly couldn't get any idea of the model.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:15 PM   #26
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I will vouch for the Kenwood Excelon stereo. I put the same one in my off-road wrangler about a year ago. It had tons of speakers/amps. I loved the stereo. It was well made and with the usb port direct line in for the ipod, you can't beat it. It was also very low cost compared to other stereo's with the same features. The adjustment cabability/2 rca pre-amps made it possible to grow the sound system well.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:14 AM   #27
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I went with a Boss (inexpensive) unit that is am/fm/cd/dvd with a headphone output, mp3 input and a USB input for my Ipod. I hooked it up to our new 19" HDTV and we play movies through it as well.

Best of all worlds IMHO.
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Kudos again on your work!

After downloading the owner's manual from Kenwood's site, I see that it has a works with iPhone logo, too. I also noticed the KDC-X993 CD version:

Amazon.com: Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993 CD receiver: Electronics

that has built-in bluetooth and comes with a remote. This has vaulted up very high on my wish list.
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