Kenwood Excelon DMX906S Digital multimedia receiver
Excelon quality with smartphone integration
At Kenwood, Excelon means quality, and they back the series with a 2-year warranty. This Excelon DMX906S multimedia receiver with its customizable, widget-based 6.95" touchscreen display delivers on sound quality to give you an awesome command center for an audiophile system. And then there's smartphone integration... With wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto™ built in, you'll gain access to all your most-used phone features while your phone stays in your pocket or bag. If you need a charge, connect your phone via USB and functionality remains the same. Kenwood also includes onboard Alexa to round out some seriously helpful voice control that lets you access any compatible smart home products you might have.
When it comes to music, Kenwood gives you lots of great options, including HD Radio®, high-res audio playback, and cool music service options. Bluetooth makes it happen for hands-free calling and music streaming.
Wireless smartphone integration and more
With your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone connected to the Excelon DMX906S via USB, you'll gain a variety of apps that are simple to switch between, whether you're using this radio's touchscreen or voice control. This receiver also offers:
Wireless Android Auto: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.
Wireless Apple CarPlay:CarPlay integrates your iPhone® into the driving experience, putting iPhone content at the driver's voice command with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too.
Phone swapping:If your family includes both iPhone and Android users, you simply plug in the phone you want to use without having to choose a particular input or adjust menu settings for control.
Additionally, Kenwood's built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly mirror select Android devices on your touchscreen while your parking brake is engaged, so you can view an app not supported by Android Auto.
Bluetooth for all
The DMX906S lets you pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling — an excellent road trip convenience. And when you're streaming music, Kenwood's Music Mix lets you pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for an on-the-fly listening session.
Add a backup cam and two more
These days, vehicle cameras are a must for safer driving, and Kenwood gives you three video inputs for front-, side-, and rear-view cameras. Kenwood also provides a proprietary input for the DRV-N520 dash cam. You can use electronic angle adjustment of your display to tailor the screen's contrast for the best viewing in your vehicle's dash location. 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, while you enjoy your music up front.
HD Radio, two USB inputs, and more
Kenwood includes a built-in HD Radio tuner so you can enjoy the very best audio quality in radio, plus extra programming choices on second and third channels when available. Two rear USB inputs open up your source options too, and there's great news for audiophiles — this receiver supports high-res file playback of music stored on a USB drive. Do you use Pandora™ and Spotify™ all the time on your smartphone? This receiver makes it easy to access your playlists. And if you're looking for radio stations that won't fade away, add a SiriusXM tuner (not included) to this Kenwood to enjoy satellite radio's extensive programming wherever you may roam.
Shape your sound from your dash
The DMX906S also includes three pairs of 5-volt RCA preamp outputs that provide an ultra-clean signal when it's time to add amplifiers to your system. And if you're building a 3-way system, this receiver gives you that next-level crossover capability.
If you're a big-time system-builder, you'll dig Kenwood's suite of sound-crafting tools include a 13-band equalizer, deep crossover settings, and built-in digital time alignment. Bring back the depth and detail for all your digital music sources with this receiver's processing power. If your car speakers are located down low in the doors, this receiver offers Stage EQ, which adjusts your music's frequencies to virtually "raise" your speakers for better, more natural imaging.
iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras
The DMX906S 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.
digital multimedia player with AM/FM tuner
plays media loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files (plus high-res WAV and FLAC)
6.95" capacitive touchscreen display
customizable widget-style display
HD Radio tuner built-in
Waze-ready with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
electronic viewing angle display adjustment
fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
wireless or wired Android Auto compatible
wireless or wired Apple CarPlay compatible
wireless mirroring for select Android devices
built-in Bluetooth with dual phone connection for hands-free calling and music streaming
display and command of select music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone and Android
Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android; Apple Music control with iPhone only
Siri Eyes Free control for select iPhones
compatible with Google Assistant when using Android Auto
built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control and rapid Android charging via USB port
13-band graphic EQ
Drive EQ and digital signal processing
compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
inputs: dual rear USB inputs, three camera inputs, rear analog A/V inputs, input for DRV-N520 dash cam