Kenwood Excelon DNX693S

Add a multimedia marvel to your dash

Your car's a great way to get from place to place, but it doesn't necessarily allow you to keep up with the world outside while you're driving. The Kenwood Excelon DNX693 navigation receiver gives you plenty of options for integrating your smartphone, taking in your favorite audio/video content, and staying on the right track to your destination. It also offers a major sonic upgrade over your factory stereo, and it looks great to boot. The DNX693 even gives you Kenwood Excelon benefits like a 13-band EQ and 5-volt preamp outputs to go along with the many other sweet features it has to offer.
Kenwood Excelon DNX692 navigation receiver

Garmin guidance at your fingertips

The navigation experts at Garmin built the GPS software for the DNX693 — you can check out its maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico on the 6.2" touch display. You'll also get reliable routing with text-to-speech voice prompts that announce actual street names at turns, lane assistance, and realistic views of complicated intersections.

No need to disconnect from your smartphone

Kenwood lets you incorporate your favorite smartphone music apps into your drive. Here are some highlights for the DNX693:

  • iPhone®With a separate cable, you'll get control of your Pandora® Internet radio and iHeartRadio apps through the receiver's touchscreen when connected. Limited control over your music apps is also available via wireless Bluetooth connection. The DNX692 also offers compatibility with your iPhone's Siri® feature for select email, Bluetooth® calling, and iPod® commands. The receiver's iPhone App Mode offers some basic interaction with select apps through its touchscreen using a wired connection; some apps such as streaming video may require the parking brake to be engaged.

  • Android™: You'll get control of your smartphone's Pandora and iHeartRadio apps through Bluetooth, so no cable needed. The Kenwood Music Control app also gives you easy search and playback functions of your Android phone's music through the receiver.

The DNX693 also features an HDMI input, allowing you to connect most compatible Android smartphones and devices. WIth the correct HDMI or MHL cable connected, you'll be able to view video content from your phone on the Kenwood's screen while parked. The same goes for your iPhone 5 or newer, but you'll need to make sure you have the right combination of cables and adapters from Apple to view videos on the receiver's display.

Bluetooth with aptX®

If your phone supports Bluetooth with aptX, you'll be able to take advantage of the increased sonic fidelity by streaming your music files to the DNX693. aptX even makes your iPhone's AAC files purchased through iTunes sound more like CDs. You'll also get voice dialing support through most phones, and safe Siri Eyes Free dialing with compatible iPhones. A wired connection will also get you automatic pairing with any iPhone.

Compatible with Miracast for Android devices

Miracast technology allows the DNX693 to "mirror" the screen of select Android and Windows® phones and tablets right on the receiver's display. You can stream videos and other content from your phone to the receiver when parked for pit-stop entertainment. Miracast works via Wi-Fi® wireless communication, so you'll need to add an optional Wi-Fi dongle to the receiver to take advantage of this cool feature.

INRIX traffic reports

With your DNX693 purchase, you'll get a free 2-year subscription to INRIX traffic service, which provides quick updates on congestion along your route. INRIX is only available through a free app, so you'll need to have your smartphone with the app on it connected to the receiver to take advantage of these traffic updates. INRIX updates require an in-app purchase after the 2-year subscription ends.

HD Radio

Built-in HD Radio™ tuner

The DNX693 also features an HD Radio tuner. You'll enjoy much-improved AM/FM sound quality when you're tuned into a local participating station, and there's no subscription required — just tune it in like a regular radio station.

Take your discs and files with you

This receiver will play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files — including lossless FLAC files — while two A/V inputs offer connections for more audio/video sources. Dual rear USB ports let you source tunes from both your iPod and thumb drive without the hassle of switching them out.

When you're parked, you can enjoy movies from DVDs or other video sources on the receiver's display. If you've got rear-seat or overhead monitors, your passengers can check out video content on them, and dual-zone output lets you listen to the radio or another non-disc audio source up front at the same time.

Hear things more clearly

Kenwood's Drive EQ+ technology boosts certain frequencies that are easily masked by wind and tires rolling on asphalt. It also enhances your music's bottom end as your speed increases, so you can really feel those tunes as you drive. You can also tweak the sound to your ears' content with a 13-band graphic equalizer and other soundshaping tools at your disposal.

Ready for satellite radio

Why struggle with stations fading away as you travel? You can hook up a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included) to this receiver and access the wide variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music satellite radio provides — and your favorite stations are always there. The DNX692 is compatible with newer SiriusXM features like TuneMix and SportsFlash, which give you even more customizable options for listening the way you want.

More sound and safety options

You can also connect a rear-view camera, so you can see more of what's around your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. The DNX692 adds adjustable parking lines for the rear-camera feed, to help guide you. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your car's factory extras

If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, Chrysler Uconnect™, or Volkswagen Bluetooth, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the DNX693 offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module(not included).

  •   For Ford SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions;
  •   For GM vehicles, you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar, if present;
  •   Chrysler owners, you'll get to keep all your Uconnect functionality;
  •   VW owners: you'll keep your factory Bluetooth amplifier and fader, plus the use of the factory media device interface.

The iDatalink adapter also lets you tap into your vehicle's diagnostic port, so you can check out expanded functionality including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure monitor on the Kenwood's screen.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our articles about Bluetooth profiles and streaming music using Bluetooth with aptX.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

General Features:
  • DVD/CD player with 6.1" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
  • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
  • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • built-in Bluetooth with aptX for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • built-in HD Radio tuner
  • plays lossless FLAC audio files (up to 48kHz/16-bit) from your flash drive
  • variable illumination color for keys
Smartphone Features:
  • built-in iPod,iPhone, and iPad control (see Details for model compatibility)
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio app control via Kenwood KCPA-IP102 cable, Apple dock connector cable, or KCA-IP103 cable (limited control available via Bluetooth connection)
    • Kenwood KCA-IP202 cable required for full access to audio/video content from older Apple devices
    • Kenwood KCA-HD100 cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter required for viewing video content from Lightning devices
    • Siri Eyes Free control with iPhone 4s and newer
  • built-in Android control
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio app control via Bluetooth connection
    • Kenwood Music Control app control via USB connection
    • Kenwood KCA-MH100 cable or KCA-HD100 cable required for viewing video content from compatible Android devices
    • compatible with Miracast wireless mirroring technology for select Android and Windows devices (optional Wi-Fi dongle required)
Navigation Features:
  • built-in Garmin navigation system
  • maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus millions of points of interest
  • optional traffic reports available through INRIX smartphone app — 2-year subscription included with purchase (smartphone required)
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • lane assistance and junction view
Audio/video Features:
  • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
  • Drive EQ+ boosts low end and other frequencies to overcome road noise
  • 13-band graphic EQ
  • high- and low-pass filters
  • digital time alignment, space enhancer, sound realizer, sound elevation, bass boost, and loudness
  • dual-zone A/V output
  • supports rear-view camera adjustable parking lines (optional camera required)
Expandability:
  • works with SiriusXM SXV300 tuner—supports new Tune Mix, Traffic & Weather Now, and Sports Flash features
  • inputs: HDMI input, two rear USB inputs, two rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
  • outputs: rear A/V output; 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
Other Information:
  • microSD card input for map updates
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • compatible with iDatalink Maestro to retain factory settings for Ford, GM, Chrysler, and VW
  • warranty: 90 days
Kenwood Excelon DNX693S
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