Kenwood Excelon DNX697S: Navigation Multimedia Receiver

Kenwood Excelon DNX697S: Navigation Multimedia Receiver

Regular price$753.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
About: Kenwood Excelon DNX697S: Navigation Receiver


The Kenwood Excelon DNX697S navigation receiver offers a simple yet compelling proposition: a wealth of handy features, seamless phone integration, impressive sonic performance, and spot-on directions, all in a handsome package.  I could stop writing about the stereo right here, but something tells me you want to dig a little deeper. Very well — here's a teaser before we get to the real reasons you want the DNX697S: the Excelon designation means you get a 2-year warranty, high-voltage preamp outputs, dual detachable rear USB inputs, and high-performance audio components that'll keep your ears happy as you drive.

General features:

  • DVD / CD Navigation Receiver
  • 6.8" clear resistive touchscreen
  • Built-in Garmin navigation system
  • Plays media that loads MP3, WMA, AAC music files, plus high-res WAV and FLAC files
  • Fits double din (4" tall) dash openings
  • Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • Built-in HD radio tuner
  • AM / FM tuner

Smartphone features:

  • Compatible along Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired connection)
  • Wired screen mirroring for iPhone and Android and "mirroring for Kenwood" app
  • Music control and charging of Apple devices using the USB connections
  • Pandora and Spotify control through iPhone and Android
  • Compatible alongside Kenwood Remote S smartphone app for wireless source selection through your phone

Navigation features:

  • Garmin maps of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, plus 6 million points of interest
  • 3 years of Garmin map updates included (Garmin express software suite for PC required)
  • Optional traffic reports available through INRIX smartphone app — 5 year subscription included (smartphone required)
  • Text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
  • Lane assistance and junction view
  • 3D terrain view

Audio / video features:

  • Plays CDs, DVDs, USB memory devices, and microSD cards
  • Drive EQ boosts specific frequencies to overcome road noise
  • 13-band EQ
  • High- and low-pass filters and 3-way crossover
  • 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)
  • Audiophile-quality sonic circuitry including gold-plated preamp outputs


  • Compatible alongside SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
  • Inputs: two rear detachable USB inputs; microSD card slot; rear A / V input (mini); two camera inputs; input for Kenwood DRV-N520 drive recorder
  • Outputs: video output (RCA) and audio output (mini-jack); 6 channel preamp outputs (5 V front, rear, sub)

Other information:

  • Wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
  • MicroSD card slot for map updates
  • Built-in amplifier (22 W RMS / 50 peak x 4 channels)
  • Compatible alongside most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • Warranty: 2 years

What's in the box:

  • Navigation Receiver (15A fuse)
  • Sleeve (attached)
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • Two 39" USB extension cables
  • GPS antenna (attached 11.5" cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
  • Microphone (attached 10" cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5 mm connector)
  • 7" male minijack to female RCA adapter cable
  • Self-adhesive pad
  • 2 radio removal tools
  • 6 pan-head ISO-mount screws
  • 6 flat-head ISO-mount screws
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card

Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

You may also like

Recently viewed