Oct 31 2009

Kenwood System for the Ford F-150

My old Kenwood KDC-519 receiver in my F-150 died two weeks ago so I decided to replace it with a new Kenwood Excelon KDC-X492.  I liked the KDC-X492 because it has both 3.5mm and USB interfaces on the front so you can connect your iPod and other auxiliary devices.  It also supports Bluetooth, Sirius/XM satellite, HD radio, and MP3, AAC and WMA formats.  It puts out 50W maximum which is plenty to power the new KFC-C6882ie 6×8” speakers I purchased to replace the factory 6x8s in the doors and in the rear.  These speakers sound great, and are a great replacement for the factory speakers.  Each speaker is rated at 60W, and has a peak power handling of 240W.  They have a 92dB/W sensitivity and a frequency response of 25Hz to 25kHz.

If you are looking for a good set of replacement components for your Ford or Mazda.  I highly recommend the Kenwood KDC-X492 with a set of KFC-C6882ie speakers.

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    • Eric Silva on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 9:42 am
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    Cranked-up Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne on the way into work this morning. Sound quality was excellent, the bass response was great and the 3-way speakers really allow the highs to come through crystal clear. I was able to hear the high-hats even through Randy Rhoads solo.

    Maybe I will listen to Wish or some KMFDM on the way home.

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