Kenwood Excelon DDX9903S

Screenus Maximus

So my Latin isn't so good, but the big 6.95" capacitive touch panel display on the Kenwood Excelon DDX9903S DVD receiver really is. You can access apps easily from your smartphone using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™, and enjoy all kinds of radio, including HD Radio™, satellite radio, Pandora®, and iHeartRadio®. You can also bring your high-res music for incredible sonic detail on your travels. Kenwood also backs up this radio with a 2-year warranty.

Apps on the big screen

  • Android Auto™: If you're an Android fan, you'll love how Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You'll have voice control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, text messages, plus easy access to many of your favorite apps. Get more info at www.android.com/auto.
  • Android mirroring: By connecting your Android to the rear HDMI/MHL input on the Kenwood, you can display your Android's screen on the receiver's large 6.95" display for better viewing.
  • Apple CarPlay™: CarPlay integrates your iPhone® into the driving experience in a new, seamless interface, putting iPhone content at the driver's fingertips with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay.
  • Phone swapping: If your family includes both iPhone and Android users, you simply plug in the phone you want to use with this Kenwood without having to choose a particular input or adjust menu settings for control.
  • Siri Eyes Free: With your compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the receiver's touchscreen, using your voice to place calls, select music, hear notification, add reminders — even compose and listen to text messages.

Customizable display

You can make the touchscreen display fit your needs by choosing from a wealth of colors and backgrounds, letting you tailor the look to match your vehicle. This Kenwood plays video content in bright, clear detail when you're parked. When you're on the road, you can entertain your passengers by sending a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen. You can also plug in front and rear-view cameras to play it safe in crowded parking lots.

Built-in HD Radio

HD Radio

The DDX9903S lets you enjoy HD Radio from participating stations, so you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And if you're not in an area with HD Radio stations, don't worry — this Kenwood's sensitive radio tuner will pick up local analog stations, too.

Get satellite and Internet radio

Using the controls on the receiver, you can access your favorite Pandora® and iHeartRadio® Internet Radio stations from your iPhone or Android. You can also check out the incredibly deep programming offered by satellite radio by adding a SiriusXM tuner. 

Additional music options

You can also satisfy your music fix by using the receiver's DVD/CD player and connecting a portable music player to the rear aux input. And the rear USB port can also handle a thumb drive loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music, as well as higher-resolution WAV and FLAC music files. 

Kenwood Excelon DDX9903S DVD receiver

The 6.95" display offers touchscreen controls to run Android Auto.

Total tone control

The powerful built-in amplifier sends a crisp, clear signal to your speakers, while the 13-band graphic equalizer boasts Kenwood's Drive EQ feature — when the radio is playing at lower levels, it boosts frequencies in the music that are most affected by road noise. The built-in DSP (digital sound processing) with digital time alignment lets you zero in on your perfect sound, while the three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs deliver an ultra-clean signal for adding additional amps for more power.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, Chrysler Uconnect™, and VW's media interface, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the DDX9903S offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).

  • Ford SYNC systems: you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions;
  • GM vehicles: you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar;
  • Chrysler: you'll keep all your Uconnect functionality;
  • Toyota: you keep your USB and aux inputs, plus your backup camera;
  • Volkswagen: you'll retain the factory Bluetooth, the factory digital amplifier and fader, plus VW's 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 receiver's screen.

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.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

 

Product Highlights:

General Features:
  • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
  • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • plays media loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, plus high-res WAV and FLAC music files up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • 6.95" capacitive touchscreen display
  • built-in HD Radio tuner
  • variable color illumination with over 30,000 choices of colors
  • motorized 7-step tilt angle display adjustment
  • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
Smartphone Features:
  • Android Auto compatible
  • Apple CarPlay compatible
  • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
  • display and command of select music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone and Android
  • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
  • Siri Eyes Free control for select iPhones
Audio/Visual Features:
  • 13-band graphic EQ with Drive EQ
  • DSP with digital time alignment
  • bass boost and loudness controls
  • high- and low-pass filters
  • parking grid lines for rear-view camera
  • rear A/V output to feed additional displays
Expandability:
  • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
  • inputs: rear USB input, rear HDMI/MHL digital A/V input, rear analog A/V input (mini-jack), front- and rear-view camera inputs
  • outputs: RCA video output, analog audio output (mini-jack), 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, sub)
Other Information:
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • works with iDataLink Maestro module to retain Ford SYNC, GM OnStar, Chrysler Uconnect, and VW media center
  • warranty: 2 years
Kenwood Excelon DDX9903S
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