Kenwood single din Porsche 911, 996 986 Radio Upgrade w/CD player (unit only-select parts)
Upgrade Your 996 with a New Stereo Loaded with Modern Features.
1999 - 2005 911 (996 gen)
1997 - 2004 (986 gen) Boxster
This kit allows you to replace an existing single DIN Porsche factory radio.
Note: In '97 - '02 generation of vehicles the factory amplifier (if present) works with this kit and does not need to be replaced or bypassed. The harness that we supply with this kit allows full integration with both Bose and non-Bose equipped cars. DSP equipped vehicles with a single din radio are also compatible, though the DSP controller must remain connected (will not be operable) and can be stuffed in the dash behind the HVAC control plate.
Note: PCM (factory double DIN) equipped vehicles with DSP of all years require a replacement amplifier when upgrading the radio. The factory DSP amplifier is not compatible with aftermarket radios. You can identify a DSP equipped vehicle by looking at the amplifier in the trunk. It will have DSP written on it.
Note: 2003 and later models equipped with Hi-Fi or Bose use a fiber optic audio system that can not be used with aftermarket radios. A replacement amplifier or compatible MOST bus adapter is required. We have several an amplifier kit available. Our MOST adapter is also available, though may not work on all 2003 cars. Models equipped with the base stereo system (no speakers in the doors) do not require an aftermarket amplifier and are 100% compatible with this radio.
Our Porsche 996 radio upgrade plus optional kit includes everything that you will need to modernize your Porsche:
- Kenwood KDC-X704 AM/FM/CD Player
- Optional Custom plug and play wire harness for Porsche 996 '99-'02, or 986 Boxster '97-02
- Bluetooth for handsfree phone calls and music streaming
- Dual Element Bluetooth Microphone
- Dual USB connections, one front, one rear.
- Aux input
- Amazon Alexa ready
- Optional Genuine Porsche Radio Removal Tools
- All required hardware for Complete Installation (optional)
- Specific installation instructions for your 911
- Installation Technical Support included by phone & Email
The Key Feature of Optional Hardware Kit
What sets this kit apart from all others is the wire harness. We configure our own wire harnesses in-house. Our harness is the only one on the market that works with all trim levels of 911s and Boxsters. Our harness retains all factory features. you can even order the harness pre-wired as an option, and all connections have been made; all you have to do, is plug it in*.
* '03 and up 996s require an accessory circuit to be connected at the key switch. Clip on connector and pre-loomed wire included in with the harness makes this simple.
Upgrading Your 996 Audio System Is a Simple Process with the optional Kit.
The kit optionally comes with a pre-wired harness that we make in-house so that your new radio is plug and play with your vehicle. The kit is compatible with all trim levels of 996 audio systems including, Hi-Fi, Bose, and base audio systems. In a base audio system the on board power amplifier will easily power all of the speakers in the car. In Hi-Fi and Bose equipped vehicles this unit will directly interface with the vehicle's factory amplifier as well as the vehicle's factory equipped subwoofer.
"Hear what you've been missing!"
This kit sports several key features that dramatically improve your 996's sound quality. Here is a list of some of those features:
- 13 Band Equalizer
- Digital Time Alignment
- Independent Subwoofer control
- 24-Bit Digital-Analog Converter
- iPhone/Android compatible
The digital time correction feature on this unit helps account for the fact that you sit much closer to the drivers side speaker than the passenger side speaker. The unit will actually delay the sound from the speakers that are physically closer to the listener (in milliseconds), so that the sound from both sides of the car reaches the listener at the exact same time. This single feature makes your car stereo sound much less like a car stereo and more like a studio.
The independent subwoofer control allows you to boost or cut the volume level of your low frequency speakers independent of the other speakers in the system. This way you can make your speaker system sound much more aggressive if and when you want it.
24 Bit Digital-Analog converter ensures that you are getting the best possible resolution from your recordings.
Six channels of preamp outputs, 5 volts each, and the ability to play audio from most any digital device including iPhone, Android, CD, MP3, WMA, Sirius/XM, HD Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, Bluetooth Audio, and much more. you won't find yourself short of great music to listen to at all times.
No cutting, drilling, or fabrication required.