The eXcelon mobile audio system is an advanced array of precisely matched components that work together to faithfully reproduce your music as it was intended to be heard. With versatile system building features, precise sound tuning controls, and sleek aesthetic design, it offers audiophiles a thoroughly gratifying car stereo experience.
When the CD was introduced it was designed as a 16 bit 44.1 kbps sampling rate format to cover the range of human hearing. 24 bit allows for a wider frequency range than the original 16 bit. That, combined with its higher sampling rate, greatly reduces noise. Noise can mask small subtle details in the music. And with 24 bit information higher frequencies can be reproduced beyond the limits of a normal CD. This translates into very detailed music with great dynamics — the music sounds more alive.
Hi-Resolution audio files can be downloaded from many online sources. HD Tracks, for example, has a good selection. Simply download the file and put it on a USB thumb drive. Also, some of the newer phones support High-Resolution music. There are also streaming services available, like Tital, that offer Hi-Res streaming.
Kenwood eXcelon dealers are selected and approved by KENWOOD. They are the most skilled and reputable 12-volt retailers in the industry. And because it’s sold through our network of highly trained Authorized Dealers, we can stand behind it with an unmatched 2-year limited warranty.
To reproduce Hi-Resolution audio, full range speakers must play much higher than conventional speakers. Conventional speakers are designed to play to 20Khz, Hi-Res requires up to 40kHz. KENWOOD’s solution was to design a mid-range speaker that plays up into the normal tweeter range and then use a super tweeter to take the audio up to 40kHz. The advantage of this design is that the mid-range and tweeter blend seamlessly and the tweeter can use a simple 6dB per octave crossover eliminating the need for noisy elaborate crossovers.
A small yet powerful neodymium magnetic circuit is used along with an aluminum ring providing uniform magnetic energy to accurately control voice coil movement. This control prevents unwanted movement keeping the music Accurate and detailed.
The tinsel leads which normally float between the speakers terminal and attach to the inner cone/voice coil are now woven into the Tornado Damper providing a well balanced speaker with long-term durability.
This unique extension of the inner pole piece provides wide dispersion of sound as well as a phase correction technology resulting in realistic sound stage with minimal unwanted artifacts.
This unique cone material has the strength to maintain shape and minimize distortion yet has the sound characteristics to reveal some of the most subtle characteristics of the music which are lost with common speakers.
The driver and tweeter are so well matched that the tweeter only requires a single Mylar capacitor for the driver to blend seamlessly into the tweeter with out unwanted over-lap.
KENWOOD eXcelon Reference receivers have been designed to play Hi-Resolution audio frequencies up to 40kHz. To take full advantage of the Hi-Resolution audio sources, the amplifier has to support this extended frequency range. To wear the Hi-Res logo the receivers, amplifiers, and speakers must pass certification demonstrating that they play to 40kHz and pass a listening evaluation.
Hi-Resolution audio also has much less noise in the audio signal than conventional CD audio. To support this benefit, the amplifiers must be intelligently designed and constructed from the highest quality components so as not to introduce any noise into the audio signal.
This area contains the power supply and out-put devices. These devices can produce noise. Keeping them to one side of the amplifier, away from the low voltage side of the amplifier, eliminates any chance of radiated noise. They also produce heat so this placement keeps the heat away from sensitive devices.
This is the digital amplifier circuit. It is not susceptible to radiated noise. We use closed magnetic inductors so that this section of the amplifier will not create any noise.
The low voltage section of the amplifier is where noise can enter. By separating this section, we are able to keep noise from being introduced into the audio circuit.
The XR receivers are built using audiophile grade components. They go through extensive sound tuning to create a receiver that performs at the highest level. Sound tuning assures the receiver delivers detail in the music, has a depth and width to its staging and dynamics.
KENWOOD eXcelon Reference receivers incorporate the best of all our technologies.
eXcelon Reference products are designed to maintain a strong noise-free signal to provide the best Hi-Resolution audio experience.
eXcelon receiver’s 5 volt RCA outputs provide a superior noise-free signal to the amplifier.
eXcelon Reference XR amplifiers have a high-resistance input. This keeps the signal to noise ratio high and matches perfectly to the XR receiver.
eXcelon Reference speakers are matched to the power output of the amplifier.
eXcelon Reference sub-woofer amplifiers include KENWOOD SIGMA drive circuitry which controls unwanted woofer movement creating tight impactful bass even with vented enclosures. XR woofers are designed to work perfectly with XR amplifiers.
KENWOOD eXcelon Reference amplifiers are designed to produce impressive, clean, impactful power and still fit your vehicle. The small size is perfect for under or behind seat locations as well as trunk side panels. They often fit where a factory amplifier would be installed.
KENWOOD eXcelon Reference amplifiers have all the connections on one side of the amplifier. This makes wire management much easier and provides a cleaner looking finished installation.
KENWOOD eXcelon Reference amplifiers can be connected to factory radios in many applications. The inputs of the amplifiers will accept a speaker level input and the amplifiers have signal sensing turn on. This means you can often use factory speaker leads to provide signal to the amplifier. When the amplifier senses there is a signal on the leads it will turn on.
All XR amplifiers come with a bass level adjustment knob. This allows quick changes to the amount of bass a subwoofer produces. This handy control can be mounted under dash or in a switch bank.
The KENWOOD eXcelon Reference XR600-6DSP is a remarkable amplifier. It can be connected to many factory premium sound systems replacing the factory amplifier using an ADS Meastro amplifier replacement module. Or using that same module, it can be connected to a KENWOOD or other aftermarket receiver. The amplifier provides 6 channels of amplification and 4 channels of output. All 10 channels are controlled by a powerful DSP that can be set and adjusted using a smartphone or tablet. This amplifier allows the system to be tuned to create a sound experience that is amazing. The amp features crossovers for all 10 channels including: High-Pass, Low-Pass and Band-Pass filters, and Time alignment and Equalization.