Excelon Performance & Quality – eXcelon products incorporate the latest technologies and deliver the highest sonic performance. From advanced audio tuning capabilities, crossover and equalizer systems, high voltage preouts and two-year warranty, eXcelon represents the very best product available.
Garmin GPS Navigation System – DNX models offer the world’s leading GPS navigation system by Garmin. With preloaded NAVTEQ® map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, choose from different intuitive map view options including split-screen AV control.
Navteq Traffic – NAVTEQ provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including Canada. If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure, the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to get to your destination, quickly and easily! Alternatively, in manual mode, the system will add delay time to your trip so you can decide to avoid or continue on your current route. Navteq Traffic offers great value as it includes a lifetime service subscription.
Lane Assist with Photo Real Junction View – The Lane Assist function guides you to the appropriate lane to be in for upcoming junctions and interchanges, while Photo Real Junction View displays a realistic view of upcoming road details facilitating a safer navigation experience.
My Trend / Traffic Trend – My Trend predicts preferred routes based on your navigation behaviour and history which over time it will learn and better predict your route patterns from daily commutes. Traffic Trend calculates preferred routes based on historical traffic data as routes driven at 7am on a Monday morning will have a different traffic pattern history than at 9am on a Sunday. These functions combine to deliver a more realistic and accurate preferred route to save you time.
Navigation Split Screen AV Control – The screen views, which can be easily toggled from one to another simply by touching the screen or appropriate button, can be changed to best suit specific needs. For instance, Split Screen AV Control divides the screen into two, with navigation on the left and a control window on the right for audio/video sources.
Built-In Bluetooth Hands-Free – Bluetooth wireless technology promotes safe driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation while you drive without the need to hold a phone. Incoming calls can be set to pick up automatically or at the touch of a button if you prefer to screen incoming calls. For outgoing calls, you can choose to dial out by scrolling through your phonebook on the easy to read display interface or by voice dialing if enabled on your compatible smartphone.
Built-In Bluetooth A2DP Music Streaming – Enjoy wireless music playback from your Bluetooth device like a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth through your in-dash receiver.
Built-In HD Radio – Digital HD Radio broadcasts not only mean CD quality FM sound and great sounding AM, it also means additional information can be broadcast simultaneously such as Song and Title information, Album Art, unique images related to songs, radio station promotions and additional content.
HD Radio is free to listeners with service currently only available in the US.
USB Connectivity for iPhone and iPod – USB-enabled DNX receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod. Featuring easy-to-use user interface, iPod browsing is a breeze when searching by playlist, artist, album, song, genres or composer. The user can also search by Album Artwork. For added versatility, App/iPod Mode disables the receiver’s integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps. The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.
Pandora Connectivity for Smartphones – Install the Pandora App on compatible iPhones, Android and BlackBerry smartphones, and enjoy a personalized listening experience.
A number of Pandora functions can be controlled from a Pandora-enabled Kenwood receiver when an iPhone is connected through USB or via Bluetooth A2DP for compatible Android and BlackBerry device which support Serial Port Profile (SPP). Functions include Thumbs up & down, Bookmark Artist, Bookmark Song, A to Z search and Alphabetical channel search. Pandora allows users to maximize the internet radio experience in your car by customizing all of your favourite artists for a rich musical experience.
Pandora application requires a data connection on your smartphone with service currently only available in the U.S.
SiriusXM Ready – Adding SiriusXM is made more affordable with a single direct connection to the optional SXV100/SXV200 SiriusXM tuner module. With your subscription, you will now be able to access all your favorite music channels, sports games and entertainment including some advanced SiriusXM functions like Instant Replay and Game Alert.
Reverse Tilt Monitor – The Reverse Tilt Monitor not only allows the bottom of the monitor to be tilted upward at five different positions but also enables the top of the monitor to be tilted outward to eliminate reflected glare.
Dual Rear USB Inputs – Easily connect your compatible USB-enabled devices to the rear USB connections. These include iPhone and iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like smartphones, USB thumb drives and portable hard drives. This USB input will allow you to charge and control the music playback on your connected device (maximum 1A charging).
Twin iPod Control – A second USB port allows the unique ability to control an iPhone/iPod on its main USB input for audio/video playback and a 2nd iPod device for audio only playback.
Check for compatibility and digital audio file specs at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/audiofile.
Variable Color Illumination – This allows the user to match the Kenwood unit’s illumination with the vehicle dashboard lights. Users can color-coordinate the background colors to their preferences and change key illuminations from the wide pallet of available colors to match any dashboard lighting conditions.
Rear View Camera Input – Eliminate blind spots and improve safety when reversing your vehicle by adding an optional Kenwood CMOS reverse camera. Once the camera is installed, as soon as you put the vehicle into reverse, the rear view image will appear automatically on the DNX/DDX monitor.
Triple 5.0V Pre-outs with Crossover System – Get the most out of your external power amplifiers by delivering a low impedance 5.0V high voltage audio signal to maximize sonic performance. Using the built-in crossover system, you can also easily filter out unwanted frequencies to your speakers and subwoofers to tune your system to its maximum potential.
Car Portal for iDatalink – A real solution for Ford SYNC owners.In a collaborative effort with ADS (Automotive Data Solutions), a Ford SYNC customer can now keep the existing SYNC features like iPod control, Bluetooth, Satellite radio and 911 assist, and seamlessly interface them with Kenwood’s advanced user interface and Garmin navigation system found on a range of Kenwood DNX receivers to communicate and display the on-board SYNC features of the car. The optional iDatalink interface/wiring harness will give owners of compatible Ford/Lincoln vehicles the best navigation option on the market by adding an affordable Kenwood DNX model as an alternative to expensive factory navigation solutions.
Steering Wheel Remote Input – Many factory systems offer control of the factory-fit audio system from buttons on your steering wheel. Unfortunately, this functionality is sacrificed when installing an aftermarket audio system.
Install a commercially available steering-wheel interface and maintain control of functions such as volume up/down and track up/track down. This increases the convenience of using your system and increases driver safety to another level.
Firmware Updates – The operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood’s support sites. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies.