HD Radio + SiriusXM Ready
Kenwood Excelon: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD 2-Din
multimedia DVD receiver with navigation, HD Radio, and Bluetooth incorporates
the latest technologies and delivers the highest sonic performance. From
advanced audio tuning capabilities, crossover and equalizer system, high-voltage
preouts (5V), and a two-year warranty - Kenwood Excelon represents exceptional
audio quality with long-lasting dependability.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DNX6990HD utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DNX6990HD 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
DNX6990HD are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
6ch/5V Preamp Outputs: The DNX6990HD features front, rear and
subwoofer 5.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are
balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The
front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DNX6990HD features an
independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front &
rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You
can adjust the high-pass crossover from 'Through' (off), 40, 60, 80, 100, 120,
150, 180, or 220 Hz. The
"Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when
you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed
in the rear of the vehicle.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DNX6990HD offers the
following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output
- Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low
Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to
Subwoofer. You can select from 50, 60, 80, Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, or 'Through'
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is
activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level
(-50 to +10) from the DVD receiver.
Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DNX6990HD
according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard
(for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small
diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers
with a large diameter).
Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing
you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset
has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble
(10kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops,
Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Flat, and User.
EQ Pro: The DNX6990HD features independent Bass,
Treble, and Midrange control when the Preset EQ is in User mode. EQ Pro allows
you to adjust the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency
||40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or
||1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00
||-8 to +8
||0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz
||1.00 or 2.00
||10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or 17.5k Hz
Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to
make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels (LV1, LV2, or Off).
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, AM/FM, AV-IN1/2, USB,
iPod, Bluetooth Audio, and Pandora).
Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently
adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one
source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux
Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by
selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume
become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the
movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.
Tel Mute: The DNX6990HD features a cell-phone mute wire (tan)
in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will
automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.
Key Beep: The in-dash multimedia head unit provides an
audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD
features a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix
system and LED backlighting. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x
RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with
interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
Start Up Time: The Kenwood DNX6990HD has a start up time of
approximately 27.1 seconds from Off to the "Warning" screen. Once the "Warning"
screen appears, you can tap the "Agree" button on the head unit's touchscreen to
go instantly to the Navigation screen or press the "Menu" hard-key to access the
Customized Top Menu: You can register up to 3 of your
favorite sources (Navigation, Disc, HD Radio, USB, iPod, Pandora, Bluetooth
Telephone, Bluetooth Audio, SiriusXM, Video, Audio, Setup, or Standby) as the unit's
Top Menu screen for easier, quicker access.
Front Panel Controls: In addition to the touchscreen
controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the
left edge of the screen.
Variable Illumination (256 Color Palette): You can adjust
the head unit's touchscreen and button illumination from the following preset
colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink,
White, or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select three
custom user colors that are adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue values from
0-31 each. In addition, you can download still images for use as the unit's
background from a connected USB thumbdrive. The Kenwood logo and eject button will always remain red.
Flick Scrolling: You can scroll screen lists by simply
flicking the screen up/down, or scroll screen pages by simply flicking the screen
Split Screen AV Control: The DNX6990HD's screen views can be
easily toggled from one to another simply be touching the screen or appropriate
button. The Split Screen AV Control mode divides the screen into two screens,
with navigation on the left and a control window on the right. With this
Picture-in-Picture type function the head unit can now display the navigation
and source screens simultaneously.
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes: You can choose from the
following screen modes for DVD, Video, iPod, USB, and Rear-camera playback:
- Normal: Displays 16:9 widescreen format pictures that
fill the entire screen width, and 4:3 (conventional TV) pictures display
with black bars on either side.
- Full: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the
entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining
full image height.
- Justify: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally only at the
- Zoom: Expands 4:3 pictures both horizontally and
vertically, filling the screen without distorting the picture but cutting
off the top and bottom edges.
Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your
viewing needs during video playback.
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is
best suited to your first language - English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 22-pin
harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit.
While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of
the other displays and menus.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display
automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect
orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness. You can also manually
dim the unit's touchscreen and button illumination.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to
protect the Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD against theft. Turning this function "On"
allows the security indicator light on the front-panel of the head unit to flash
when your vehicle's ignition is off.
2-DIN Chassis: The DNX6990HD 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/NAVTEQ Navigation: With
built-in Garmin navigation software and NAVTEQ map data (CN North America NT
2012.20), the Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD features on-screen maps of the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico - which includes over 6 million Points of
Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your destination using
the head unit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the DNX6990HD's
navigation system guides you to your destination with audible & visual
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 DNX6990HD will provide periodic
notification at startup. Garmin software and map updates can be downloaded as
required, via microSD memory card. To find a software or map update, please go
Note: The unit's microSD-card
slot is located on the front-panel. The microSD-card slot is only used for
software and map updates. It cannot be used for playback of media files from
an microSD memory card.
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The
Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD employs a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that is
forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you additional
- Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
- Position Accuracy: <6 meters, typical
Note: The first time you turn on this unit, you must wait while
the system acquires satellite signals for the first time. This process could
take up to several minutes. Make sure your vehicle is outdoors in an open
area away from tall building and trees for fastest acquisition. After the
system acquires satellites for the first time, it will acquire satellites
quickly each time thereafter.
GPS Antenna: The DNX6990HD comes
supplied with a GPS antenna that features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5'
cable terminated by a proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the
back of the head unit. The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive
magnetic base if you are having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount
the antenna. The GPS antenna can be mounted inside the vehicle (on the dash) or
outside the vehicle (on the roof or trunk). The GPS antenna measures 1.3125" (w) x 0.5625" (h) x 1.4375" (d).
The self-adhesive magnetic base measure 2.0625" (w) x 2.0625" (d).
On-Screen Map: As you travel, the DNX6990HD guides you to
your destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, and directions at the
top of the map. The upper-left corner indicates the distance to your next
maneuver, If you depart from the original route, the navigation system
recalculates the route and provides new directions. Your route is marked with a
magenta line, while your vehicle is marked by a red arrow on the screen, and
checkered flag marks your destination. You can adjust the following map
- Map Detail: You can adjust the amount of detail shown
on the map screen. More detail may cause the map to be slower.
- 2D/3D Map View:
You can changes the
perspective of the map from 2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with
North at the top), 2D Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your
direction of travel at the top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in
3 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of screen).
- Vehicle Type: You can change the icon (arrow, car, jeep, RV) used
to display your position on the map.
- Color Mode: Select between Day
(for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to
automatically switch between the two) for the on-screen map.
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 only offers English voice prompts
in a male or female voice.
Note: You can continue to listen to your music source
while navigating. The DNX6990HDHD 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 with Real Photo Junction View: The
Lane Assist function guides you to the appropriate lane you should be in for
upcoming junctions and interchanges, while Real Photo Junction View displays a realistic view of
upcoming road details facilitating a safer navigation experience.
NAVTEQ Traffic: NAVTEQ Traffic receives traffic information
that is broadcast over the FM Radio Data System. The free FM TMC subscription
activates automatically after the navigation system acquires satellite signals
while receiving traffic signals from the service provider. NAVTEQ Traffic
provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America,
including the United States and Canada. If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure,
the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how
to get to your destination, quickly and easily. Alternatively, in manual mode,
the system will add delay time to your trip so you can decide to avoid or
continue on your current route. When the unit is receiving traffic information,
a traffic icon appears in the upper-left corner of the Map page. The traffic
icon changes color to indicate the severity of traffic conditions on your route
or on the road you are currently traveling.
||Traffic is flowing normally
||Traffic slightly congested
||Traffic is heavily congested or
||Traffic data has not updated
Note: NAVTEQ includes a
lifetime service subscription. Because NAVTEQ traffic is subsidized by
unobtrusive pop-up advertising there is no subscription fees.
Where Am I?: 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.
Where To? Screen: The Where To? screen provides several
different categories for you to use when searching for addresses, cities, and
other locations. The detailed map loaded in the navigation system also contains
millions of points of interest to choose from.
||Allows you to search for a destination by
touching and dragging the map.
||Store one home location to allow you to calculate
a route home from any current location.
||Input your destination address by house number,
street, and city.
||Allows you to search by city's name.
||Allows you to search where to streets
||Allows you to search for over 6-millions points
of interest in the following categories: Food, Fuel, Transit,
Lodging, Shopping, Bank/ATM, Parking, Entertainment,
Recreation, Attractions, Hospitals, Community, or Auto Services. The
"Spell Name" feature allows you to enter a point of interest by
||You can save all of your favorite places in the
navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later.
||Allows you to select from previously created
||Choose from one of your 50 most recent
destinations or waypoints.
||Allows you to search your destination by entering
the place's phone number.
||Allows you to search your destination by
longitude and latitude values.
||You can manually load custom points of interest
(POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet.
Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such
as safety cameras and school zones. The navigation system can notify
you when you approach one of these points (Proximity Alert). You can
download the custom POIs onto a USB mass storage class device.
Search Modes: The navigation system
automatically searches for places near your current location. You can also
choose to have the DNX6990HD search for places in a different city, a recent
destination, a favorite destination, projected destination, or along your
Multiple Destination Routing (Via Points):
You can add intermediate destination points (via points) to your routes
as you create it. You can also add points to your route after its been created
when you go to edit the route. You can program up to 500 via points for long
Route Preference: Selects the
preference for your calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance, Less
Fuel, or Off Road.
Avoidance Setup: This feature
allows you to enter specific areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can
choose to avoid U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Traffic, Ferries, Carpool Lanes,
or Unpaved Roads. You can also pick specific roads or areas to avoid.
Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all
navigation system functions when the vehicle's parking break is disengaged, that
require significant operator attention and could become a distraction while
driving. You will need to engage the parking brake to enter addresses or other
advance navigation functions when you have the unit set to Safe Mode.
Turn Pages: The following pages
help guide you along the turns of your calculated route.
- Turn-List: When you are
navigating a route, the Turn List page displays turn-by-turn instructions
for your entire route and the distance between turns.
- Next Turn: When you are
navigating a route, the Next Turn page shows the turn on the map and the
distance and time left before you reach the turn.
Trends: The DNX6990HD has the ability to recall frequent
destinations and historic traffic information to help calculate your route
- myTrends: The myTrends feature senses when you are
driving to a common destination and displays the destination and estimated
time of travel in the navigation bar on the map. myTrends does not work when
you first begin using your navigation system. To effectively use the
myTrends feature, your frequent destinations must be marked as favorites,
and a regular pattern of driving habits must be established with three days
of regular driving usage.
- trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is
enabled, the navigation system uses historic traffic information to
calculate more efficient routes. Different routes may be calculated based on
traffic trends for the day of the week or based on the time of day.
Auto Reroute: If you happen to
depart from your original route, the internal navigation system recalculates the
route and provides new route instructions.
Detour: 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 DNX6990HD might not calculate a detour.
Trip Log: The Trip Log creates a
bread crumb trail (trip log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log
can be displayed on the map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.
Trip Computer: The trip computer
shows current speed, current direction, distance to destination, total distance
traveled, average speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving,
maximum speed, total trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can
reset just the maximum speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.
Speed Limit Icon: 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 posted speed
limit signs and to use safe driving judgment at all times.
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
- Fuel Report: If you have
entered your vehicle profiles and the current fuel price, the DNX6990HD
calculates fuel used, the average fuel economy for your vehicle, your carbon
footprint, and the cost of the fuel consumed.
- ecoChallenge Tool: The
ecoChallenge tool helps you maximize your fuel economy by scoring your
driving habits. The higher your overall score for a driving challenge, the
more fuel you could save. You overall score is the average of these 3
- Speed: gain points for
driving at the best speed for conserving fuel, which is 45-60mph for
- Acceleration: gain points
for gradual acceleration; lose points for rapid acceleration
- Braking: gain points for
gradual braking; lose points for hard braking
- Mileage Report: Mileage
reports provide the distance, the time, the average fuel economy, and the
fuel cost of navigation to a destination. A mileage report (up to 20) is created for
every route that you drive. If you stop a route on your navigation system, a
mileage report is created for the distance you traveled.
- Less Fuel Routes: The Less
Fuel route is calculated based on speed limit and acceleration data.
Note: The data provide by the
ecoRoute feature is only an estimate. The data is not actually read from
Tools: The DNX6990HD offers tools you
can use as you travel:
- World Clock: 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.
- Calculator: The calculator
allows you to perform simple arithmetic.
HD Radio + SiriusXM Ready
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
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.
Station Text + Album Art: AM/FM digital stations can offer
text and data such as artist names and song titles. The DNX6990HD also supports
Album Art from select HD Radio stations.
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with
HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs
(HD1 to HD3, and analog).
iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in
iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the
songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.
Tuner Presets: The DNX6990HD's tuner features 3 FM banks (1,
2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank
giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
Auto Memory Tuning: Not only does the DVD receiver's tuner
allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit
automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks
automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.
Seek Modes: You can choose one of three seek modes: Auto 1
(seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset
stations only with each button press), or Manual. You can also setup the DNX6990HD to search only
HD Radio stations.
Direct Access Tuning: You can directly access an AM/FM
station by entering in the frequency number using the include wireless remote
SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, & Song Title
can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind,
and replay up to 30 minutes of live content
- GameAlert will display an on-screen message if your favorite teams'
games are being broadcast
- Song/Artist Alert notifies when your favorite songs or artists are being
broadcast on any SiriusXM station
- iTunes Tagging lets you 'tag' songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the
info on your iPod/iPhone (connected to your headunit via USB), so the next
time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes you will be able to preview your
selections, purchase songs, and download them directly from iTunes
- Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription
is required (operates on the XM Network). If you already have a Sirius
Satellite Radio subscription, this radio cannot be added as a discounted
second unit. If you have an existing XM Satellite Radio subscription, you
can add this unit as a discounted second unit.
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, and VCD
discs. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your
disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
Dolby Digital/DTS: The DNX6990HD supports playback of Dolby Digital
and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play AAC (16-320 kbps),
MP3 (32-320 kbps) and WMA (32-320 kbps) files recorded on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and
DVD+R/W discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. The head
unit can recognize a total of 5,000 files and 250 folders per disc (a maximum of
999 filers per folder). During AAC/MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays song,
artist, and album information (up to 50 characters). The unit supports ID3 Tag
version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4.
The unit also supports video playback of MPEG1 & MPEG2 (NTSC) video files
recorded onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs.
Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and
audio/video/picture files stored on a disc.
Highlight Control: 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.
Direct Search: By entering its number with the included
remote control; you can directly access title, chapter, time, and track on a
Zoom: The DNX6990HD features a 3 level zoom when playing back
video and still images.
Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to restrict
DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental
control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Rear-Panel USB Port: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD features a
Full-Speed 2.0 USB (type-A) port attached to the unit's rear chassis by a 39"
cable. The rear-panel USB port enables playback of MP3 (32-320 kbps),
WMA (32-320 kbps), AAC (16-320 kbps), and WAV audio files; as well as JPEG/PNG/BMP
(32 x 32 to 8192 x 7680) still-picture files stored on a USB Mass Storage Class
device. The DNX6990HD also supports video playback of MPEG1, MPEG2,
H.264/MPEG-4, and WMV 9 video files from a
connected portable USB MSC device. The USB port is compatible with all USB mass
storage class devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 file system. The head unit can
recognize a total of 5,000 files and 250 folders per USB device (a maximum of
999 filers per folder). The unit will display any recorded song, artist, and
album information stored on your connected USB device (up to 50 characters).
Your USB device's rechargeable battery will be recharged while it is connected
to the USB port (max. 1A) of the DNX6990HD and the unit is turned on.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD's
port and rear-panel 3.5mm AV-IN2 input allow you to connect your Apple
iPod/iPhone using the Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod cable (113KCIP202,
sold separately). If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen),
or iPhone 5; you will also need the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (sold
separately) in order to make connection with the Kenwood iPod cable. The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display, and
charging of your iPod/iPhone. You can navigate through your music and video files
using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on its
display, while your iPod/iPhone charges. The 3.5mm AV input handles audio and
video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD. By using the
Auxiliary input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you
can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've stored on your
iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV-IN2 input must be set to "iPod" in
order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
Note: The DNX6990HD does not support the standard iPod/USB
dock cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone.
iPod Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from
the head unit, from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen, or from select
apps streamed to your iPhone.
- Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate
your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer,
Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. Your iPod's video library can be searched by
Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or
iTunesU. You can then search each of these categories alphabetically (A-Z) using the head unit's
touchscreen slider function. You can even search your iPod's music library
by Album Art and create a Favorite List, which contains an
original playlist of your favorite 10 albums. In addition, the head
unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to
the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an
album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently
playing album, a artist list of the currently playing genre, or a album list
of currently playing composer. You can also
select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or
- iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows
you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your
passenger seat. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your favorite
music apps, such as
Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head
unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Kenwood
Navigation receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as
Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). The App Mode's video
functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the
hand-brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode
and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the
app. Available controls may include - Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the Kenwood multimedia head unit. The head unit will display Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit
will also display Album Art. If you choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone
in iPod/App Control Mode, the DNX6990HD will not display your
iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display 'iPhone App
Mode + Parking Off').
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge
the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
Pandora Internet Radio Control: The Kenwood DNX6990HD lets you
playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being
streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. While
providing control over the Pandora music service, the DNX6990HD also displays
Artist name, Album Art, and Song title. You can select Pandora stations from
your station list; you can sort the station list by date or alphabetically
(A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In addition, you can also
give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.
- Pandora App for iPhone: The Kenwood DNX6990HD lets you
playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple
iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP202 USB/iPod connector cable (sold
separately). To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later)
with the latest version of the
from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan
account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also
need a Pandora music service account.
- Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The Kenwood DNX6990HD
also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your
Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection
required). Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest
version of the Pandora App from the
Android Market or the
BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account
with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will
need an active Pandora music service account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features when used with the required Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod cable (as of