I know we haven't seen the flying cars we were told we'd have by now, but we do have some pretty cool technology that seamlessly integrates our entertainment and information while on the road. The Kenwood Excelon DDX8906S DVD receiver includes Wi-Fi to enable wireless Apple CarPlay™, wireless Android Auto™, and screen mirroring from select Android™ phones. You can also stay wireless with its built-in Bluetooth®. Its brilliant 6.95" touchscreen display gives you total control and shows off all the vital info. If you're still cruising old school with CDs and AM/FM radio, this stereo covers you there too. And Kenwood backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.
You can choose Android Auto or Apple CarPlay to run the show, or go with Kenwood's customizable display.
Wired or wireless, your choice
Using this Kenwood's wireless connection, your smartphone links right up and you're ready to roll with all the voice-control wonderfulness that Android Auto and Apple CarPlay bring to driving. In addition, the DDX8906S offers wireless screen mirroring for select Android phones, which lets you select apps directly from the Kenwood touchscreen.
And when your phone needs some juice, plug it in, and you'll still get access to all your navigation, phone calls, weather, text messages, and all your music through simple controls and voice commands you're familiar with while your battery charges. If you prefer to stay wireless and you have a compatible phone, you can also charge up with a wireless Qi charger.
If you're planning to keep your phone tucked away, the DDX8906S enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. And when you're streaming audio wirelessly, Kenwood's Music Mix feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip playlist. Load up the Kenwood Remote S app on your phone, and passengers can even control some basic functions on this receiver.
Safety and convenience
If you crave the added safety of cameras on your vehicle, this Kenwood offers three camera inputs for backup cameras, front-dash cameras, and even side-view cameras in select vehicles. The DDX8906S also includes a direct connection for Kenwood's DRV-N520 Drive Recorder dash cam, which means you get camera control and alerts directly on the receiver's display. Speaking of the display, Kenwood also provides an electronic angle adjustment, so you can tailor the screen's contrast for the best viewing in your vehicle's dash location — all without physically moving the display.
Then there's the audio...
The DDX8906S can play high-res music files stored on a USB drive. And if you listen Internet radio on your iPhone or Android, you'll really dig playing music from Pandora and Spotify on this receiver. If you're looking for radio stations that won't fade away as you leave the city limits, add a SiriusXM tunerto this Kenwood to enjoy satellite radio's deep programming from coast to coast. This Kenwood's built-in HD Radio® tuner enhances the sound of participating AM/FM stations.
Once you've got the music going, this receiver's built-in 13-band equalizer and digital signal processor lets you tweak the sound to your heart's content. The DDX8906S also includes three pairs of 5-volt gold-plated RCA preamp outputs that provide an ultra-clean signal when it's time to add amplifiers to your system.
...and the video
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 even plug in a portable video player or game console into this Kenwood's rear audio/video input. Its dual-zone capability means you can listen to your tunes up front, while your passengers enjoy their own audio — almost a necessity on long road trips with a big crew.
iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras
The DDX8906S offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module(not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, this module lets you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out engine performance data and other vehicle info on the Kenwood's screen, even radar info from a compatible detector. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it's compatible.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities.