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Kenwood Excelon DNN992
Navigation receiver with Wi-Fi®
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It's a connected world we live in, so it makes sense that you should be able to access your media library wherever you go — even from your car. The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 navigation receiver offers easy-to-use access to a wealth of information and entertainment sources in addition to great guidance, stellar sound, and more features than you can shake a stick at. You'll also have Kenwood Excelon extras like a 2-year warranty and 5-volt preamp outputs at your disposal.
The DNN992 connects with Wi-Fi hotspots, like ones you can create in your car with a 4G LTE USB dongle, tethered smartphone, or a mobile hotspot device. You'll need to set up an account with Kenwood's online server through your computer, tablet, or smartphone first. Once you're linked, you can dial up web-based content and your own digital songs and videos from various sources, including your phone's apps, your social media feeds, and music you've stored online. You can sync your account with any number of web-based services you use, and then enjoy them through the receiver as long as you're connected.
And you can even use your voice to do a cross-platform search for music. Simply say the name of an artist, and the receiver will search across all your connected sources (such as a thumb drive, iPod®, or your cloud-based music account) for what's available, saving you the hassle of looking through your devices for that one special song.
You can add up to four accounts for other drivers, and your Kenwood receiver will remember each user's preferences and content. Since your car's linked to a central server, Kenwood can help the police locate your car if it's been stolen, as long as the power is on. A 2-year subscription is included with your purchase, and you'll pay a $60 fee for another two years after the subscription ends.
Keep up with your social media feeds through the Kenwood Excelon DNN992.
Kenwood lets you incorporate your favorite smartphone music apps into your drive. Here are some highlights for the DNN992:
iPhone®: With a separate cable, you'll get control of your Pandora® Internet radio and iHeartRadio apps through the receiver's touchscreen when connected. Limited control over your music apps is also available via wireless Bluetooth connection. The DNN992 also offers compatibility with your iPhone's Siri® feature for select email, Bluetooth® calling, and iPod® commands. The receiver's iPhone App Mode offers some basic interaction with select apps through its touchscreen using a wired connection; some apps such as streaming video may require the parking brake to be engaged.
The DNN992 also features an HDMI input, allowing you to connect most compatible Android smartphones and devices. WIth the correct HDMI or MHL cable connected, you'll be able to view video content from your phone on the Kenwood's screen while parked. The same goes for your iPhone 5 or newer, but you'll need to make sure you have the right combination of cables and adapters from Apple to view videos on the receiver's display.
If your phone supports Bluetooth with aptX, you'll be able to take advantage of the increased sonic fidelity by streaming your music files to the DNN992. aptX even makes your iPhone's AAC files purchased through iTunes sound more like CDs. You'll also get voice dialing support through most phones, and safe Siri Eyes Free dialing with compatible iPhones. A wired connection will also get you automatic pairing with any iPhone.
Miracast technology allows the DNN992 to "mirror" the screen of select Android and Windows® phones and tablets right on the receiver's display. You can stream videos and other content from your phone to the receiver when parked for pit-stop entertainment. Miracast works via Wi-Fi wireless communication, so you'll need to use the same Wi-Fi source that's powering the stereo's other connected features.
With advanced speech recognition software on board, the DNN992 can read your incoming text messages, emails, and social media updates aloud when you're connected to the server, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road when someone's trying to get in touch. Want to reply safely? The Kenwood's speech-to-text capability lets you send an answer back with your voice, which is then translated into text by the receiver. You can also switch media sources, change songs, and pull up different apps just by speaking.
Nobody wants to miss something important on their social networks when they're driving. Kenwood lets you tap into certain apps through the receiver when you're connected to the server. You can pull up Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Google Calendar, and have updates and reminders read aloud to you. If you're looking for great music on the go, you can search for tunes on AUPEO! and iHeartRadio, then have the audio accompanying your road trip within seconds.
Garmin guidance will keep you on the right track.
Hate getting lost? The navigation experts at Garmin have you covered with built-in maps of the entire U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. You'll also have millions of points of interest to investigate along the way to your destination — you can even pull up the details of each one just by touching it on the map screen. You'll also get reliable routing, with text-to-speech voice prompts that announce actual street names at turns, lane assistance, 3D representations of buildings and landmarks, and realistic views of complicated intersections.
The DNN992 features a built-in traffic receiver with reports by HERE (formerly known as NAVTEQ), and it can also tap into real-time traffic reports from INRIX when connected to the server, so you can see congestion along your route and find a way around it from the driver's seat. INRIX also provides updated area fuel prices, movie times, and available parking spots at pay lots, plus real-time photos from nearby traffic cameras, right on the receiver's screen. You'll get a 2-year subscription to INRIX reports, free with your purchase.
You can map a route of your next journey and send it automatically to the DNN992, so it's ready for you when you hit the road. And if you don't have time for that, you can just email the destination location right to the receiver. And if you've got friends and family who are registered on a DNN device, you can even send your coordinates to them so they can start receiving directions to pick you up as soon as they get into the car. You can save up to ten custom routes, and you won't need the Internet on the road to access them once they've been loaded to the receiver. You can even have the receiver send navigation map data to the Kenwood Server for future reference.
The DNN992's 6.95" screen employs capacitive touch technology similiar to that found in most smartphones and tablets, allowing you to pinch-to-zoom and swipe the display for convenient control. You'll be able to magnify maps, quickly move between sources, and intuitively navigate the various menu screens with familiar finger motions. As an added bonus, the LED-backlit screen's brighter, sharper, and much more responsive than standard touch displays. You can position the screen right where you want it using the motorized reverse-tilt and angle-adjust functions.
Kenwood improved the DNN992's usability over older models by adding split-screen capability to the receiver's 6.95" display. You can now enjoy navigation info and one other source — such as music — on the same screen. You'll be able to change the audio source without losing sight of your maps, for stress-free driving. Got a family photo you want to keep close? The DNN992 can have it occupy half the screen while the Garmin maps guide you on the other half.
This receiver will play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files — including lossless FLAC files — while two A/V inputs offer connections for more audio/video sources. Dual rear USB ports let you source tunes from both your iPod and thumb drive without the hassle of switching them out.
When you're parked, you can enjoy movies from DVDs or other video sources on the receiver's display. If you've got rear-seat or overhead monitors, your passengers can check out video content on them, and dual-zone output lets you listen to the radio or another non-disc audio source up front at the same time.
The DNN992 also features an HD Radio tuner. You'll enjoy much-improved AM/FM sound quality when you're tuned into a local participating station, and there's no subscription required — just tune it in like a regular radio station.
Kenwood's Drive EQ+ technology boosts certain frequencies that are easily masked by wind and tires rolling on asphalt. It also enhances your music's bottom end as your speed increases, so you can really feel those tunes as you drive. You can also tweak the sound to your ears' content with a 13-band graphic equalizer and other soundshaping tools at your disposal.
You can also connect up two cameras, so you can see more of what's around your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. The DNN992 adds adjustable parking lines for the rear-camera feed, to help guide you. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs.
Why struggle with stations fading away as you travel? You can hook up a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included) to this receiver and access the wide variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music satellite radio provides — and your favorite stations are always there.
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.
If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, Chrysler Uconnect™, or Volkswagen Bluetooth you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the DNN992 offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).
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 Kenwood's screen.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our articles about Bluetooth profiles and streaming music using Bluetooth with aptX.
Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.
Great receiver, lots of features and thought put into the design.
Pros: Bluetooth is awesome and many extras the competition lacks
Cons: The display is slightly fuzzy, not as sharp as it could and should be .
The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 is great!! The touchscreen display looks awesome! It has all the features I wanted and more, installs fairly easily, and looks and sounds great in my Jeep!!
Pros: Touchscreen Display with full screen size (no buttons take up the size of the screen) Excellent features (iPod hookup, DVD, GPS Navigation, Backup Camera, uConnect to Jeep System)
Cons: Lots of wires to connect, but the directions make it fairly simple It can do so much, it takes a while to get it all figured out!!
Excellent equipment! !!!!
Pros: Wifi available
Cons: No one!
Excellent sound and clarity. Great clear display. Maps in mountains and rural areas are awesome.
Pros: Sound clarity, perfect picture
Cons: Slow load up but not too bad
Love the quality
Pros: Great sound and an awesome screen. The features included make this my favorite all-time radio.
Cons: There is a learning curve to figure out everything it can do. The GPS needs Wi-Fi to operate the traffic feature.
Best double din on the market hands down!! I went through 4 receivers this kenwood is by far best any way u look at it
Pros: Superior sound quality Harmon navigation, wifi everything you can possibly want out of a receiver is here !!!!
Cons: A little slow to load but worth every penny
My goal when I bought this unit was to get a really good audio device with lots of features. I certainly got that. The radio sounds great. audio controls are everything that I was hoping for. With the installation package the fit and finish were good. My only issue was the installation process was much more difficult than I anticipated. I understand that since this Kenwood was not designed specifically for my 2014 Mustang that some adaptation (wiring) would be required. Wow, it was a headache. The wiring diagram was easy enough to read and understand but the reference spices into the wiring harness of the car were vague and poorly defined. I struggled finding the right places for things. In the end it is a doable job at home. I recommend lots of patience. If you ask was it worth it. I would have to say absolutely. Go for it.
Pros: Once installed this is a great device. the Garmin Nav and the radio itself are very good. The screen is sharp. Touch screen is appropriately sensitive. The unit is very feature rich.
Cons: I don't know how else to say this. Installation was a pain. Do a little research first. Download the Maestro instructions. Find the location of the splices into the wiring loom on your vehicle. Incidentally for you Mac users the programming utility does not run on Safari.
First, I would give this zero stars, if I could. I would not buy any Kenwood products ever again. I started with the DNN990HD and that was a complete disaster and tried upgrading to the DNN992HD. Both were extremely slow. Both would stop responding or not boot up at all. Music took 2 minutes to come on, if it came on at all. Navigation (after applying all their useless updates) took 5 to 10 minutes to come on. By that time, I could already be at my destination. Kenwood is, quite frankly, a ripoff. They want your money, but then when you try to get support, they want more money for diagnostics, that's assuming you even get through to support. They are almost as bad, if not worse, then the IRS was this past tax season. Support for me was nonexistent. And they always acted as though, they never had a problem with any of their products. Software was buggy. Most functions did not work properly, if they worked at all. The only thing that Kenwood was good at was the quality of music. Go with Pioneer and you will not be disappointed. I went with the Pioneer 8100NEX and I love it. Stay away from Kenwood at all cost.
Pros: Music and that is it.
Cons: Everything else, especially the price.
Killer system does more than one could ask for!
Cons: Are you Kidding
I decided (or forced) to upgrade since my previous Kenwood (of 8 years) finally died. I needed to upgrade with current technology anyways. I agree, it is a bit costly but what you get is probably the best on the market. I read many negative reviews on this product and i can sum it all up with just a few words; "READ THE MANUAL". New technology requires a knowledge base that most do not have. Most do not read and understand the manual in its entirety. I consider myself quite tech savvy but i did struggle a bit with setting this unit up just right. ALL THE INFO YOU NEED IS IN THE MANUAL. After doing so, it was a breeze. If you do not understand this unit, you will never use it to its full potential. So read it, understand it, and you will not be disappointed with this unit. Great job Crutchfield!
Pros: Perfect unit
Cons: Absolutely none!
Looks great, but so far I am having a little trouble figuring out all the stuff.
Pros: awesome fit for my 2006 GMC looks like factory install
Cons: hard to navigate all of the features the manual is over a hundred pages and does not come with the unit you have to view it on line.
Amazing unit love it's
This is the first system ever for me. Never done anything like this before. I bought this unit and did the installation all by myself so it was a hands on experience. To be successful with the installation, I did read and research a lot. Beside the high cost (close to $2k including some adapters for my specific vehicle which is a Lexus SC430), the only thing I might say is if Kenwood could consolidate the wiring somehow for a cleaner install. Too much wires in the back and I am not using and hooking up everything ...yet. So pushing the system in place was quite difficult.
Pictures is clear, a lot of functionality, wifi, cell phone hot spot...I have no problem playing with the menu and setups. Probably I am more about computer and machine. Voice command is nice, I especially like the navigation system voice. Sounds like Disneyland theme park when you close all doors and windows. The free included backup camera works even though I still have not figured out why it's not turn on with the vehicle in reverse, I have to push the Navigate button more than 1 second to start the camera. However, it is a small car so di not really need this.
Other than that, the rest was fun! I have learned quite a bit about navigation/stereo system. Struggling with the installation was fun too and satisfaction feelings after everything works as expected (I have to take the whole thing out again 3 times...hahah) is priceless. Cannot recommend over other brands since I never use any system before.
Pros: Lots of functionality, voice command, very easy hand free operation, clear picture and video
Cons: Pretty high price, lot of wiring to deal with. Self installation will need more documents and research. Kenwood did not include the instruction manual but did not tell you where to get it. I have to figure out and download from their website.
Install was easy and everything works fine using the idatalink Maestro in a 2015 F350.
Pros: Garmin Nav, Sync and SWC Integration, Capacitive Touchscreen
Cons: Priced high, Menu navigation is confusing, especially for SYNC. Took a while to figure out the default bluetooth controls were only for the Kenwood and the SYNC bluetooth menus are stuck under the MY VEHICLE menu.
this is my second Kenwood Excelon head unit and they are awesome. sooooo many options and functions. great unit!!
Pros: many functions. wifi is also a great feature.
This Kenwood should not require you to establish a user account, that should be optional. This unit does not come with a complete manual, I had to find one on the internet. The AM radio does not work very well. Has a wonderful crisp display, high quality sound, and Garmin Navigation which can be updated. This radio takes a long time to figure out how to use it, so be patient. You shouldn't have to go to different menu pages to get different features, all the features should be one page. Just writing this is making me angry. Time will tell if I like this unit or if it gets the best of me.
Pros: Garmin navigation is wonderful, screen is crisp and easy to see even in sunlight. Sound is awesome, fits well in my Jetta TDI.
Cons: To many functions and not all on one screen. Instructions are terrible, good luck with that. Should not have to make a password to use this unit.
Having recently purchased this unit to replace my Pioneer NEX 8000, I can honestly tell you the reason I bought it is first and foremost, the GARMIN navigation. Having recently used the Pioneer Navigation, I can tell you GARMIN is leaps and bounds better than anything else. The unit also has tremendous sound also. I also appreciate the capacitive touch screen. Beautiful display and very easy for me to see even in sunlight. I don't really use the unit for the web enabled features of FACEBOOK and TWITTER plus email. I figure I can get those when I'm stopped which is safer. For me, it's about the GARMIN navigation plus the sound and ease of playing my devices. That's why I bought it. If you want to get the DNX892, you will probably be just as happy, but it's stepped down display isn't what I wanted (I believe it's a TFT display). I am giving this unit 4 stars based on the web features that to me shouldn't even be on the unit. Creating the account on Route Collector will help, but is also probably uneccessary. Also, creating an account to log in to the unit to interface with Route Collector is a bit of a pain, but easy to do. Just not a fan of either using a USB dongle for data service or tethering to my phone. Otherwise, this is a great unit with GARMIN Navigation.
Pros: Garmin Navigation beats anything else out there. Sound is very good and gives you lots of options to tweak it. Ability to use lots of different types of media.
Cons: Boot time is less than stellar. FACEBOOK and TWITTER shouldn't be something to buy any unit for. Creating an account to be able to log in to the unit is a pain, but makes sense if you want to use the ROUTE COLLECTOR features.
This Head Unit Is Just A Data Mine! When it isn't just being a paper weight. This unit isn't worth the money.
First I agree with all the problems the guy that gave it one star is having, loading is a joke. Have to choose an account every time I boot up because I don't have wifi to make an account. Even being technical going through its menu's is very confusing. Support says they will get back to you in 48 hours and it has been 2 weeks. Calling their number is 2 hour hold time. 2-3 times a week I get the error, the unit has stopped responding, while just driving down the road and not even touching anything, which requires a reboot and it to log back in. very slow interface especially when going from nav to radio or iphone. There are several different "settings" buttons that take you to different menu's instead of all going to the same menu. I mean there are 3 ways to get to the display menu, and each one does something different to the same main display. Second, and my biggest issue that I didn't know about unit after the 4 hour install. You cannot really use this head unit without creating a user account on a site called route collections. Who would set up an account with a name like that? Which will gather all the data you put into it, where you go, who you text, who you call, and it will also pull all the texts off your phone that you didn't even send while in the car and store them on JVC/Kenwood's servers for their review at any time.
Pros: It does sound good. when it works.
Cons: way too difficult for the average user to use. especially in traffic
Takes a day or two to learn the functions but once you do it's a powerful head unit. Sounds awesome looks awesome performs Awesome! I have a Cadillac Escalade & it's perfect for me. Worth the $.
Pros: Sounds good, looks great.
Very Good factory replacement
Pros: Has every feature and some that i was looking for.
Cons: Great Head unit easy to operate
I went from an Eclipse Avn6620bt to this unit and i am very happy with this unit. Took me about a day or two to figure out the unit and after playing with it im in love. Works amazing with my note4 and so far so good.
Pros: The screen is amazing. The nav is top notch and the 2 year warranty is a plus
Cons: It can be a little complicated to learn at first but after you get it down you will love it.
Installed this in my 2007 Tahoe I love it does everything and more if u are looking for a after market in dash navigation system this is the way to go!
Pros: Fit well looks good
Cons: U need WiFi to us a lot of the features
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||5 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|AUX Input||Mini (rear), RCA (rear)|
|USB Input||Rear (2)|
|Memory Card Slot||USB, SD/SDHC|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM 3.0|
|FM Sensitivity||7.2 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
iPhone & Android Integration
AV + OEM Connectivity
Motorized Capacitive Touchscreen (w/ Flick Scrolling): The Kenwood DNN992 features a motorized 6.95" widescreen (16:9) capacitive touchscreen LCD with LED backlighting. The LCD touchscreen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. The new capacitive touchscreen provides a high contrast ratio, crystal clear display images, vivid text, and superior pinch and zoom operation. This unit has touchscreen controls with easy-to-identify icons, making menu navigation easy. You can scroll screen lists by simply flicking the screen up/down, or scroll screen pages by simply flicking the screen right/left. You can also pinch and spread your fingers across the screen to zoom in and out of the map screen. The monitor electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. The bottom of the touchscreen monitor can be tilted upward at six different positions to provide the best visibility in your vehicle (you can save any one of these positions to the head unit's memory).
Note: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (within 4-pin harness) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view the head unit's menu screens, source information, metadata, album artwork, and the navigation on-screen map. Entering log-in information requires that the parking brake is engaged.
Start Up Time: The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 has a start up time of approximately 37.3 seconds from Off to the Home Menu Screen. Once the Home Menu screen appears, you can select the Navigation Map, a connected source, or network app by simply tapping the appropriate icon on the head unit's touchscreen.
Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination, as well as display background color from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). You can save up to 3 custom color presets. The Kenwood logo remains red, regardless of variable color illumination setting.
Advanced Speech Recognition (Voice Control): The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 is equipped with an Automatic Speech Recognition function which allows you to operate certain functions of this unit and connected devices with your voice, using the supplied external microphone and external "talk" button. The Advanced Speech Recognition and Voice Control feature of the DN992 allows for voice-controlled operation of the built-in Garmin navigation system and utilizes features such as input of addresses, phone numbers, POIs, and choosing menu options. The voice control system also operates the unit's audio/video system, allowing you to switch between multiple sources, seek out music and video files, access station presets, and access your Bluetooth phone's phonebook and make calls. Many of the network apps such as Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, YouTube, and AUEPO! support voice recognition. Simply press and hold the "talk" button to display a list of operable voice commands.
Note: The supported languages are US English, UK English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and Spanish. Click here to access the unit's Voice Command Table.
Remote Control: The Kenwood DNN992 comes with an IR wireless remote control and offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) for added convenience.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to protect the Kenwood Excelon DNN992 against theft. Turning this function "On" allows the security indicator light (red) on the front-panel of the head unit to flash when your vehicle's ignition is off.
2-DIN Chassis: The DNN992 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Garmin & HERE Navigation: With built-in Garmin & HERE navigation software and map data, the Kenwood DNN992 features on-screen maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The built-in maps include over 6-million Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, attractions, parking, airports, ATMs, and more. The built-in navigation software provides you with calculated on-screen routes and audible directions to follow in order to reach your destination safely.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.
Software/Map Data Updates: When the preloaded maps are considered out of date, the DNN992 will provide periodic notification at startup. Garmin software and map updates can be downloaded as required, via SD/SDHC memory card. To find a software or map update, please go to www.garmin.com/kenwood.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Kenwood DNN992 employs a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that is forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you additional placement options. The included GPS antenna features a self-adhesive base and an attached 11.5' cable which plugs into the back of the head unit. The GPS antenna is designed to be mounted inside the vehicle on the dash. The GPS antenna measures 1.3125" (w) x 0.625" (h) x 1.4375" (d). The self-adhesive pad measures 2.5625" square.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 9.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 7.1 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Head Quarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
On-Screen Map: The Kenwood DNN992 displays a real-time moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns. Your route is marked with a magenta line. A checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel the DNN992 guides to your destination with arrows on the map and directions at the top of the screen. The upper-left corner of the screen indicates the distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, your arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner, your current speed is shown in the lower right corner. The posted speed limit for most major roads is displayed near the lower right corner as well. The unit allows you to zoom, pan, and point using the touchscreen during navigation.
Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: The unit's text-to-speech voices "read and speak" the same words that are displayed on the unit's screens. The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they pronounce the street names as you approach turns. Voice prompts can heard from both of your front speakers, only the left front speaker, or only the right front speaker. You can independently adjust the volume (0-35) of the voice prompts without affecting the main volume. The unit offers English, French, and Spanish voice prompts.
Note: You can continue to listen to your music source while navigating. The DNN992 will mute the music source, when there is a text-to-speech voice prompt. Once the voice prompt has ended, your music volume will automatically raise to previous setting.
Lane Assist w/ Junction View: Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. As you navigate your route, the unit will provide detailed diagrams of the proper lane to travel when maneuvering a complex interchange. The Junction View page will display what the actual approaching junction looks like, and arrows indicating the lane in which you should be driving. Bird's Eye Junction View helps the driver navigate challenging interchanges using a split-screen view by keeping the map visible while the bird's eye junction view is being displayed.
Exit Services + Speed Limit Icon: The Exit Services function lets you search roadway exits for food, lodging, and rest areas so you are never left guessing what is around the bend. You must be on a major highway or road to use this feature. A speed limit icon may appear as you travel on major roadways. This icon displays the current speed limit of the roadway. The unit's speed limit icon feature is for information only and does not replace the driver's responsibility to abide by all posed speed limit signs and to use safe driving judgment at all times.
Destination & Location Screens: The DNN992 offers a variety of destination/location screens & functions to help you along your route. Predictive text is generated based on the first letters entered.
Route Preferences/Avoidances: When calculating a route, you can select the following preferences; faster time, shorter distance, less fuel, or off road. You can also program the unit to avoid certain things that may be undesirable on your route; such as U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes, Unpaved Roads, and Ferries.
Auto Reroute/Detour: If you happen to depart from your original route, the internal navigation system recalculates the route and provides new route instructions. You can also select a specific area to detour around. The navigation system will attempt to get you back on your original route as quickly as possible, after calculating a detour. If the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the DNN992 might not calculate a detour.
Trip Planner (Multiple Destination Routing): You can create and save a trip with multiple destinations (up to 500 via points) using the Trip Planner. Once you have entered your destinations, you can manually set them in the order of your preference, or allow the device to calculate the most efficient route. Trip itineraries can be saved in memory for future use.
Trip Computer: The trip information page displays your current speed and direction, and provides helpful statistics about your trip. Dual trip odometers keep up with your total mileage. The page also indicates the distance and driving time to your next maneuver, as well as the distance and driving time to your destination. Your maximum speed and moving average speed are also displayed. The information can be reset in advance of your next trip.
Trends: The DNN992 has the ability to recall frequent destinations and historic traffic information to help calculate your route faster.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's fuel economy, carbon footprint, the fuel price of navigating to your destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. The first time you access the ecoRoute features, you will be asked to enter fuel and mileage information (Fuel Type, City Fuel MPG, HWY Fuel MPG, Fuel Price) about your vehicle.
Note: The data provide by the ecoRoute feature is only an estimate. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.
Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all navigation system functions that require significant operator attention and could become a distraction while driving when the vehicle's parking brake is disengaged. You will need to engage the vehicle's parking brake to enter addresses or other advance navigation functions when you have the unit set to Safe Mode.
Travel Tools: The DNN992 offers tools you can use as you travel. The World Clock allows you to display the current time for four locations throughout the world. You can also display a map of the world showing which portions are in daylight and which are in darkness. The Unit Converter helps you convert distance, speed, area, currency, temperature, volume, and weight. A Calculator allows you to perform simple arithmetic.
WiFi Hotspot: The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 offers built-in WiFi to connect to your WiFi-enabled smartphone (iPhone/Android/etc.) or mobile hotspot (data charges may apply), so you can access the Internet and enhance the receiver's mobile navigation, get content across multiple media sources, receive and send Facebook/Twitter updates, as well as manage e-mail hands-free from the head unit. Plus, you can share audio/video content on other WiFi-enabled devices through the Kenwood receiver. Your WiFi-enabled smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 4G, 3G, LTE, or EDGE. The unit is also designed to work with Verizon's 4G/3G Dongle (sold separately), so you can connect to the Internet without a smartphone or other mobile hotspot.
Note: The DNN992 includes a WiFi receiver which is pre-installed in the unit's third rear-panel USB port. This USB port cannot be used for anything else.
Route Collector: To use internet services via the DNN992, you will need to create an account via Kenwood's Route Collector Site. The Route Collector website can be accessed from your computer or laptop using Chrome20+ or Firefox16+. A Route Collector App is also available for Apple iOS (7.0+) devices from Apple's App Store. Route Collector is a web service site where you can store and share your trip log, route, and photos taken while traveling on your home computer or smartphone app.
Note: Up to four Route Collector accounts can be added for other drivers, with their unique travel and entertainment preferences and content stored by the Kenwood cloud server.
INRIX Traffic: While in the navigation mode, the DNN992 pulls real-time data services from the INRIX Traffic Intelligence Platform (fees may apply) to provide you with up-to-the-minute traffic, weather, parking, speed camera, and travel advisory information. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for in-vehicle navigation. These enhancements to the DNN992's built-in Garmin navigation provide an accurate, intuitive, and safe navigation experience.
Hands-Free Social Media: You are able to sync your Facebook, Twitter, E-mail account, Google Calendar, and RSS Feeds with the DNN992 for hands-free social media interaction. The DNN992 can receive and send messages over Facebook and e-mail, as well as manage Twitter and RSS feeds hands-free via voice command. Advanced speech recognition, text-to-speech, and speech-to-text conversion processing via the dedicated Kenwood cloud server make this possible. A simple intuitive layout allows easy access to your social media.
Note: You can create different user accounts to maintain privacy when using email and social media. You can register up to 4 user accounts. User accounts can be assigned as Administrator, Guest, Owner, or User.
Web & AV Browser: The DNN992 provides an Internet web browser so you can surf the internet and access your favorite websites in your vehicle. You may enter a URL address or keyword search to find websites. The player will archive your web browser history and allows you to bookmark your favorite sites. The Web Browser supports audio, video, and still image playback and is optimized to fill up the unit's touchscreen monitor. The DNN992's AV Browser application lets you browse for streaming video and audio from some of the most popular websites like YouTube, Vevo, Vimeo, DailyMotion, and Veoh.
TTS (Text-to-Speech) + STT (Speech-to-Text): The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 supports Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text for various network applications, letting you keep your eyes on the road. Text-to-Speech is available for Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, RSS Feeds, and Google Calendar. Speech-to-Text is available for Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, Mixed Media Search, Weather, YouTube, and AUPEO!.
Note: User account & log-in information cannot be done through voice recognition, and must be entered using the head unit's touchscreen.
Cloud Storage (via Dropbox): You can download your music files to Dropbox through Kenwood's Route Collector site and your computer, and then play these same music files through the Kenwood Excelon DNN992 via its "Kenwood Storage" source selection. You can store up to 2GB of music for free (fees apply for larger storage). The unit supports playback of MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, FLAC music files from your Cloud storage (copyrighted content is not supported). You can search your music files by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre. To narrow the search even more, you can search the selected category alphabetically (A-Z). Basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Next/Previous Track, Random/Repeat) are also supported.
Entertainment Apps: The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 includes pre-installed entertainment apps which allows you to enjoy videos and music from various online music services such as YouTube, Aupeo!, and iHeartRadio.
Note: You can continue to listen to the Aupeo! or iHeartRadio music app while you access your Facebook, Twitter, or email accounts, as well as view the navigation map or activate menu settings.
Kenwood Wireless Link: The DNN992's WiFi hotspot capability allows it to act as a Media Server and Media Player in the car. The Media Server function allows you to stream audio/video content from its connected USB device or inserted microSD card to another network media player, such as your Android smartphone or tablet. The Media Player functions allows the DNN992 to receive and play audio/video content stored in another media server device, such as your Android smartphone or tablet. MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, and FLAC audio files are supported. MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, and WMV video files are supported.
Mixed Media Search: As an entertainment device, the DNN992 can perform a cross-platform media search for audio content stored on your WiFi-connected smartphone, connected USB device, inserted microSD card, Cloud "Dropbox" storage. You can search for content by artist or album name. Enter your search using the head unit's touchscreen keypad or voice commands.
Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DNN992 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (3.0+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DNN992. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (for iPhone): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DNN992 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio player connected at one time (but only one can be used at a time).
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the DNN992 provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The touchscreen controls of the DNN992 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the vehicle's parking brake.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ aptX): The Kenwood DNN992 supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display and support for AAC or aptX lossless music streaming.
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood DNN992 has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "VOICE/TEL" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DNN992 and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Note: The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DNN992; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Kenwood DNN992 supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input or HDMI input. The DNN992 offers audio/video playback of connected Apple iPod/iPhone models (video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park).
Note: You will need to select which type of connection method you are using in the head unit's setup menu.
iPod/iPhone Control: In addition to audio/video playback, the Kenwood DNN992 supports control, song/artist information display, and battery charging of your compatible Apple device.
Apps Mode for iPhone & Android (via HDMI): You can listen to audio from stored music and music apps, watch video from stored movies and movie apps, and view navigation apps on your Lightning-connector iPhone (iOS 7+) or MHL-enabled Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone, using the head unit's HDMI input and its Apps Mode. The head unit will mirror the display of your mobile device (not always full-screen) when in Apps Mode. Apps Mode also provides basic playback control for your iPhone from the receiver's touchscreen; basic playback functions include Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track. You can even control your Android device from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from the smartphone; this requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged (all other Apps mode functionality does not require the parking brake be engaged). Using either a compatible iPhone or Android smartphone, you can also exit App Mode and access Pandora, and iHeartRadio directly from the head unit's touchscreen with advance music navigation and control. In addition, the iPhone lets you access its stored music and video library from the head unit's touchscreen with advance search and playback control when connected via HDMI.
Note: Access to your iPhone and Android smartphone 's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not all Android and Apple iOS apps are guaranteed to be compatible.
Waze App (for iPhone & Android): The DNN992 also supports the Waze navigation app (from the App Store & GooglePlay) for Apple iPhone with Lightning connector and Android via HDMI/MHL through the head unit's Apps Mode. You'll be able to view the Waze app from the Kenwood head unit's touchscreen. If you are using an Android smartphone, you can control Waze from the head unit's touchscreen when your vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
Optional Miracast Dongle (for Android): Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the Kenwood DNN992's touchscreen LCD (requires Kenwood's KCA-WL100 Miracast dongle; sold separately). This allows the Kenwood DNN992 to wirelessly mirror your compatible Android smartphone just like the HDMI hardwire connection. The KCA-WL100 Mircast module plugs directly into the head unit's HDMI input.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DNN992 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/12/2015):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Bluetooth||WiFi Hotspot||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Apps Mode||Pandora||Album Art||Song/Artist Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio||Siri|
- *Requires Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately).
- **Requires Apple's 30-pin digital AV adapter, Kenwood's KCA-IP102 iPod cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately).
- Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Built-In HD Tuner: With its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio significantly improves AM/FM audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo (70dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM digital will have CD-like quality (70 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning as well.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Pandora App (for iPhone/Android: The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood DNN992 using your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+); as well as your Bluetooth-paired or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. The Kenwood DNN992 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station or genre list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active Pandora account is required.
Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DNN992 is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood DNN992's touchscreen monitor electronically slides down for loading and ejecting discs. The Kenwood DNN992 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2/DivX video & JPEG files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.
Dual USB Ports: The Kenwood DNN992 features two rear-panel Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A ports (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by 39" cables) for connection and control of portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The DNN992 also supports video playback of MPEG1/2/4, H.264, MKV, and WMV video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: This head unit's USB port does not support newer MTP and AOA enabled Android smartphones including HoneyComb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, and newer.
SD Card Slot: The network/navigation head unit is fitted with a SD card slot hidden behind the unit's motorized touchscreen monitor. The microSD card slot supports both SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB). The unit supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, Flac audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible SD/SDHC memory card. The DNN992 also supports video playback of MPEG1/2/4, H.264, MKV, and WMV video files from an inserted SD/SDHC memory card.
File Compatibility: The Kenwood DNN992 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, saved on a SD/SDHC memory card, or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.
|Media Type||Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW)||Flash (USB MSC or SD/SDHC)|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long File Name||FAT 16/32|
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 32-48kHz
|MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 32-48kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling frequencies of 44.1kHz
FLAC: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48 kHz
to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps
DivX: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
H.264: 352 x 240, 352 x 288, 720 x 480, 720 x 576 (8.0Mbps)
WMV/MKV: 640 x 480 (2. Mbps)
|Photo||N/A||JPEG: 32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels|
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder)|
|Tags||MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags|
Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc or USB device.
Highlight Control (DVD Playback): During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.
Search Functions (USB & SD/SDHC only): The Kenwood DNN992 offers unique search functions for USB & SD/SDHC playback.
Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB port and uploaded. Go to Kenwood's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.
Excelon Series: The DNN992 navigation receiver is part of Kenwood's Excelon series line-up. It incorporates the latest technologies and delivers the highest sonic performance. From advanced audio tuning capabilities, crossover and equalizer system, high-voltage 5V preouts, plus a two-year warranty - Kenwood Excelon represents exceptional audio quality with long-lasting dependability.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DNN992 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 90dB.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DNN992 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the DNN992 are as follows:
6ch/5V Preamp Outputs: The DNN992 features front, rear and subwoofer 5-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Sound Excellence DSP: In order to optimize the sound quality, you can use the unit's DSP to set the type of vehicle, speaker sizes & locations, listening distances, and x-over points.
Note: You can also choose to bypass the head unit's DSP feature.
Equalizer: The Kenwood DNN992 offers 10 preset EQ curves for easy adjustment, a 13-band EQ for greater customization, and a Drive EQ to overcome road noise.
Note: Separate EQ settings and EQ presets are stored for each source (Disc, Tuner, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora/iHeart Radio).
Music Enhancement: You can restore the sound lost due to audio compression, as well as enhance the sound by virtually manipulating the soundscape.
Volume Level & Bass Management: The navigation receiver offers several volume level adjustments to tailor the audio output of your sources. The DNN992 also provides bass management to get the most impact out of your system.
Key Beep: The in-dash navigation head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Dual A/V Inputs: The Kenwood DNN992 navigation receiver is fitted with two rear-panel audio/video inputs. The AV-1 input consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA audio jacks for connection of an external AV source, such as TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The AV-2 input consists of a 3.5mm jack for connection of portable mobile device and also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod (using proprietary Kenwood cable).
HDMI/MHL Input: The In addition to Apps mode for iPhone and Android, the head unit's HDMI/MHL input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device.
Note: You will need to unscrew the HDMI bracket on the back of receiver before plugging in your HDMI cable; the bracket needs to be re-attached once your HDMI cable is connected.
A/V Output (with Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and headphone system; you can also route the audio of the the dual zone source to the head unit's rear speakers. The unit's A/V output can be set to Disc, AV-1, iPod, or Off. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0 to 35. You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor.
Note: Different sources from iPod/iPhone cannot be set as front and rear sources independently. Only one iPod/iPhone source can be set as front and rear sources. Apps mode and the HDMI/MHL input are not available to the second zone.
Dual Camera Inputs (w/ Parking Guidelines): The unit features a composite video input for connecting an optional rear & front view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-230 (113CMOS230, sold separately). The video from this connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire (within 4-pin harness) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.0 second. Parking guidelines also appear making parking easy and safer.
Note: By connecting the Kenwood CMOS-320 Universal Multi-View Camera (113CMOS320, sold separately) to the DNN992, you gain the capability of turning parking guidelines on/off, as well as cycle through five different multi-views right from the touchscreen. You can also toggle between front & rear cameras when using two CMOS-320 simultaneously.
OEM Integration: This Kenwood network receiver is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket Kenwood receiver to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, and select Volkswagens with factory digital amplifier. The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Kenwood head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). In some installations, the iDatalink Maestero RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist.
Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestor RR interface module with the correct firmware from iDatalink's website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll also need a vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Kenwood receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.
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features and wireless functionality [ John Jan 10, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing the models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny Jan 29, 2016 ] Staff
You will need to wire in the new plug for this receiver. While the plugs may look similar the pin-out configuration will be different. It should be a fairly easily swap out though to disconnect the old wires and connect up the new ones. [ Jeff Jan 29, 2016 ] Staff
I'll try. . You pair your phone with the head unit the head unit has its own interface / GUI. It will display and or speak the caller name or number. The head unit can browse the Internet and with the version dongle it is an independent smartphone. It does not run android apps per se, but does support Pandora I heart radio, sirrius, etc. It will display pictures, but not your phone up Android head unit may be the best choice if you are looking for a device that will execute android apps [ Michael Jan 26, 2016 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Sep 21, 2015 ] Staff
Hello there. I own this radio for about four months now and I don't have no problem with the radio, I'm very happy with my radio. This is my second one the first one was back in 2005 and I didn't have problem then and I still have it in my work van and the new one is in my lincoln navigator. [ CHARLES E Sep 15, 2015 ]
No, it's been excellent every time I've used the radio. [ Randall R Van Sep 15, 2015 ]
Sometimes I do, but only with the HD channels. But the really interesting part of that, is only in the city. When I move outside the city, I hear them better. And the basic radio comes in longer as I drive away. Personally, I really like this radio. [ Michael Sep 14, 2015 ]
None at all. [ J Sep 14, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: All in-dash DVD and navigation units have a built in safety feature that prevent the stereo from playing video on its own screen while in motion. Most units have composite video outputs which give you the ability to add external monitors to allow video playback for rear seat passengers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Sep 02, 2015 ] Staff
yes that's correct it has! [ Styves Aug 26, 2015 ]
IT comes with the icon for it. But u still need to buy the separate device to use and run sirus. But the radio has the software built in to run it once you buy the external equiptment. Once installed on mines, love it. Except for 1 or 2 things I don't like that the radio does, disapointing. Other then that. Good radio [ ANTONIO Aug 24, 2015 ]
I don't have the XM but I did the same thing and all of the other plugs are the same. I would assume the XM is as well. One thing to note, the WiFi adapter came installed in the wrong USB port when I opened my 992. It isn't super clear which port this should be in but customer service told me slot 3. Maybe do a bit of research before you get all hooked up so that you don't have to take it out again. [ MARK E Aug 24, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Aug 25, 2015 ] Staff
YEs. I had dual headrest monitors. And yes u can run a movie off ur head unit to the headrests as long as u change the selection on the headrests to allow it to video it to them. [ ANTONIO Aug 24, 2015 ]
Hello Sir; yes you can, I only have one center TV in the back of my Navigator and my installer ran a cord from there to the new unit so therefore I can have both or just the back with wireless headset and my grandkids can use the headset and me listen to my music. I'm still learning everything it has a lot of great feature and by me having a business do have time to use it to my advantage, but I will at some point I'm very happy with it. Charles F [ CHARLES E Aug 13, 2015 ]
You can use 2 sources to two different outputs or zones. [ Michael Aug 12, 2015 ]
Yes!!!! I have 2 headrest DVD players & they can be on at the same time playing different movies or the same. I love my Kenwood!!! The Best radio I've ever owned! [ edward Aug 12, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes it will. The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also menus to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Jun 01, 2015 ] Staff
Not to my knowledge [ J Sep 14, 2015 ]
Yes [ Alex May 28, 2015 ]
Yes it does [ STEPHEN R May 28, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy May 06, 2015 ] Staff
Capacitive touch screens offer superior durability and robustness to other technologies. Being a solid state technologies, no mechanical wear will degrade the performance of this touch screenEnter an answer to this question. [ Styves Aug 26, 2015 ]
Capacitive touch screens offer superior durability and robustness to other technologies. Being a solid state technologies, no mechanical wear will degrade the performance of this touch screen. [ AARON May 06, 2015 ]
The screen responds like a smartphone screen. [ edward May 05, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes it does, and so does the Kenwood Excelon DNN991HD, Clarion NX605 and the Clarion NX604. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Mar 25, 2015 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This receiver does not support android auto. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Mar 20, 2015 ] Staff