Improved navigation for 2012
Kenwood's put speed front and center for their 2012 in-dash navigation lineup. The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD navigation receiver offers a user interface that's extremely fast, while Garmin's navigation software provides easy-to-read maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, along with over 6 million POIs. Plus, Kenwood's added Photo Real junction views so you'll know exactly what upcoming intersections will look like
The DNX6990HD uses NAVTEQ's traffic info to ensure that you've got up-to-the-minute data at your command. The receiver provides automatic rerouting around congestion and road closures in over 90 cities in the US and Canada. When you're not in a metro area that's covered, it calculates routes based on historical traffic data, so you'll still get where you're going faster.
PANDORA® Internet radio for iPhone®, Android, and Blackberry
Once you use Kenwood's audio/video cable (not included) to connect your iPhone to the DNX6990HD, you'll be able to control your PANDORA stations from the receiver's touchscreen. The touchscreen makes it easy to find the stations you want to hear, and you can give a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" with a flick of your finger.
If you're an Android or Blackberry user you can enjoy Pandora® control through the receiver's Bluetooth® features. The DNX6990HD supports the Serial Port Profile (SPP), which means you can use the receiver's interface to control Pandora® when your compatible Android or Blackberry device is linked up.
Bluetooth for safer driving
The built-in Bluetooth also supports hands-free calling — when a call comes in, you'll answer with one tap of your finger and talk to callers as if they're in the car.
HD Radio tuner
The DNX6990HD's HD Radio™ tuner lets you enjoy much-improved AM/FM sound quality when you're tuned into local stations broadcasting an HD Radio signal. And there's no subscription fees for HD Radio — just tune it in like a regular radio station.
More audio and video options
You can plug your iPod® or a thumb drive into the rear USB port, and enjoy all your favorite albums and playlists. This receiver will play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files, while a rear A/V input offers a connection for any other audio/video sources. Whatever you're listening to, this Kenwood will send a crisp, clear audio signal to your speakers, and you'll have a wide range of soundshaping tools at your disposal, including a 3-band parametric equalizer.
The high-resolution VGA screen is perfect for viewing video from DVDs or other sources when you're parked. You can tap into video content on your iPod or iPhone with the help of an iPod cable (not included). When you're on the road, you can play movies through a rear-seat monitor for your passengers, a great way to survive long road trips.
Expand your system
You can hook up a satellite radio tuner to the receiver and access a wide variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music from SiriusXM. You can also connect a rear-view camera, so you can see what's behind you as you back out of a tight parking space. The receiver's three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs will send a clean signal to your outboard amps, for maximum fidelity and minimum noise.
Good news for SYNC users
iDatalink's Maestro module allows you to install a super-fast Kenwood navigation receiver while keeping your factory-installed Ford SYNC features intact. You'll get to keep your voice commands, factory Bluetooth®, satellite radio, iPod® control, and steering wheel audio controls. The package integrates all these factory systems with your new Kenwood receiver, even optional SYNC features like 911 Assist.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.