Kenwood Excelon DDX6903S

Apple love with a Touchscreen

If you rely on your iPhone® while you're mobile, the Kenwood Excelon DDX6903S DVD receiver includes Apple CarPlay™ to provide new ways to access your entertainment, maps, and other content without taking your attention off the road. This Kenwood also offers an HD Radio™ tuner, built-in Bluetooth®, and plenty of options for music and video. You can control all your media using its 6.2" touchscreen display. Because it's part of the Excelon Series, Kenwood backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty. 

The user-friendly interface lets you control the receiver with a quick glance.

Getting your iPhone into the act

Here are some of the interactive features this Kenwood offers with your Apple® iPhone:

  • 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

 

Using the DDX6903's built-in HD Radio tuner, you'll hear improved fidelity and clarity from participating AM/FM stations in your area. And if you're heading out of town and don't want the music to fade away, this Kenwood also features a connection for an optional satellite radio tuner, so you can enjoy SiriusXM's extensive programming with your subscription. With your iPhone connected or your Android phone paired up, you can also use the DDX6903S's built-in controls to play your favorite Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio stations.

When you're not in the mood for radio, you can use the rear auxiliary input to plug in a portable audio player, or plug a thumb drive into the rear USB port for gobs of digital music, including FLAC files. Built-in Bluetooth not only provides hands-free calling, but it also lets you stream your music from your phone to the Kenwood wirelessly.

More audio goodies

The powerful built-in amplifier sends a crisp, clear signal to your speakers, while the 7-band equalizer boasts Kenwood's Drive EQ feature — when the radio is playing at lower volumes it boosts frequencies in the music that are often masked 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. 

And then comes video

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. And of course you can plug in a rear-view camera to play it safe in crowded parking lots — the DDX6903S includes parking grid lines that appear on the 6.2" screen to help you navigate tight spots. 

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.

 

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 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
  • 6.2" touchscreen display
  • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
  • built-in HD Radio tuner
  • variable color illumination with over 30,000 choices of colors
  • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
Smartphone Features:
  • Apple CarPlay compatible
  • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
  • display and command of select music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone
  • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
  • Siri Eyes Free control for select iPhones
Audio/Visual Features:
  • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see "Details" for full capabilities)
  • 7-band EQ with DriveEQ
  • DSP with digital time alignment
  • high- and low-pass filters
Expandability:
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
  • inputs: one rear analog A/V input, rear-view camera input
  • outputs: rear A/V output (RCA video and 3.5 mm audio) output, 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 DDX6903S
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