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Kenwood Excelon DNN992

Navigation receiver with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Kenwood Excelon DNN992

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.

Kenwood's flagship navigation receiver keeps you connected

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.

Enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi on the go

The DNN992 connects with Wi-Fi hotspots, like ones you can create in your car with a 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.

Kenwood Excelon DNN992 navigation receiver

Keep up with your social media feeds through the Kenwood Excelon DNN992.

Seamless smartphone integration

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.

  • Android™: You'll get control of your smartphone's Pandora and iHeartRadio apps through Bluetooth, so no cable needed. The Kenwood Music Control app also gives you easy search and playback functions of your Android phone's music through the receiver.

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.

Bluetooth with aptX®

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.

Hands-free communication with your voice

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.

Preloaded apps to keep you entertained

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.

Kenwood Excelon DNN992 navigation receiver

Garmin guidance will keep you on the right track.

Guidance by Garmin, plus timely traffic reports

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.

Easy route transfer from your devices

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.

Fingertip control through a beautiful large screen

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.

All your info at once

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.

Works great with old- and new-school media

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.

HD Radio

Built-in HD Radio™ tuner

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.

A treat for your ears

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.

Room to expand

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.

Ready for satellite radio

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.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

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.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

The DNN992 offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).

  •         For Ford SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions;
  •         For GM vehicles, you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar, if present;
  •         Chrysler owners, you'll get to keep all your Uconnect functionality;
  •         Toyota: you'll keep your factory amplifer, auxiliary and USB inputs, rear-view camera, and steering wheel audio controls;
  •         VW owners: you'll keep your factory Bluetooth amplifier and fader, plus the use of the factory media device interface.

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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD player with 6.95" capacitive touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Wi-Fi adapter for access to Kenwood Server and connected features (see "Connected Features")
    • built-in Bluetooth with aptX for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files (up to 48kHz/16-bit) from your flash drive or memory card
    • motorized screen with variable illumination color for keys
    • remote control
    Connected Features (subscription required):
    • built-in streaming audio apps including AUPEO! and iHeartRadio
    • access to Gmail, Google Calendar, web browser, Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds
    • speech recognition: text-to-speech and speech-to-text for email, calendar, and social media updates
    • cross-platform music search with voice recognition
    • access to cloud-based media from personal digital locker account
    • online trip planning and trip log
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod,iPhone, and iPad control (see Details for model compatibility)
      • Pandora app control via Kenwood KCPA-IP102 cable, Apple dock connector cable, or Apple Lightning cable (limited control available via Bluetooth connection)
      • Kenwood KCA-IP202 cable required for full access to audio/video content from older Apple devices
      • Kenwood KCA-HD100 and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter required for viewing video content from Lightning devices
      • Siri Eyes Free control with iPhone 4s and newer
    • built-in Android control
      • Pandora app control via Bluetooth connection
      • Kenwood Music Control app control via USB connection
      • Kenwood KCA-MH100 or KCA-HD100 cable required for viewing video content from compatible Android devices
    Navigation Features:
    • built-in Garmin navigation system with split-screen display/picture-in-picture capability
    • maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus millions of points of interest
    • built-in HERE traffic receiver
    • INRIX traffic and other updates when connected
    • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
    • lane assistance, junction view, and 3D buildings and terrain
    • search bar with predictive text
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • Drive EQ+ boosts low end and other frequencies to overcome road noise
    • 13-band graphic EQ
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • digital time alignment, space enhancer, sound realizer, sound elevation, bass boost, and loudness
    • dual-zone A/V output
    • photo viewer
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: HDMI input, two rear USB inputs, two rear A/V inputs, two camera inputs (front, rear)
    • outputs: rear A/V output; 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Information:
    • microSD card input for map updates
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • compatible with iDatalink Maestro
      • retains factory settings for Ford, GM, Chrysler, and VW
      • displays engine performance data on touchscreen
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • Network/navigation receiver with built-in 6.95" monitor (10A fuse)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • 2 Trim rings
    • Wiring harness
    • Reverse/Brake harness
    • AV/Camera input harness
    • USB/WiFi dongle (installed)
    • GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • Self-adhesive base
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Voice-control switch (attached 9.75' cord terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
    • Remote control (KNA-RCDV331)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • 4 Self-adhesive strips
    • Quick Start Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • USB WiFi Adapter Instruction Manual
    • Warranty card
    • Software License Agreement
    • "Correction" note

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    I love this radio .. I recommend this radio to friends and family..

    Jose, Mahopac , NY


    Kenwood Excelon DNN992 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (38 Reviews)

    Kenwood Excelon DNN992

    Crutchfield customer from Bourbonnais, IL on 3/14/2018

    2006 Dodge Charger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered the Kenwood unit to replace the Nav Unit in my Dodge Charger. So far I am impressed with it. The installation directions could use a lot of work in my opinion. Very vague to say the least. Have had a lot of help from YouTube videos so far. Not impressed with idatalinks maestro not being Mac compatible. Had to call around to find a windows laptop to configure it before anything could be installed.



    Kenwood Excelon DNN992

    Crutchfield customer from Birmingham al on 11/27/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not user friendly at all. Could be a lot easier to use. I'm not happy with this product



    Crutchfield response on 11/30/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help this customer further. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

    So far so good, until you want to upgrade the 2 year old map.

    Stephen from Three Oaks, Mi. on 9/27/2016

    2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so go, as far as receiver function. The biggest problem I have experienced is trying to update the map. The map installed, on the unit I received, was a 2014 version Garmin map. I bought this unit specifically because it has the Garmin navigation system. I purchased the current map, 2016, from Garmin. However, the install process doesn't work. Apparently, Garmin is trying to work with Kenwood on resolving the issue. It's been over a month and a half, and I haven't heard a peep our of either Garmin or Kenwood. You can't possibly call that Customer Service. I have requested that Garmin return me the cost of the update, until they can resolve their issue.

    Pros: Many features. Not all of them as useful to me, but may be to others. With my experience with Garmin products, this was a major reason to purchase this unit. My experience is that Garmin products, for the most part, are reliable and easy to use.

    Cons: Typical Garmin update/upgrade issues. Given that Garmin has been doing this for years. One would think that they would have update installation fool proof. Not so. But the issue with installing the updated maps, appears not to be Garmin related. More likely, it is a Kenwood issue, based on how Garmin stated the problem Also note that lifetime maps are not available with the Kenwood products. So you will be charged every time you wish to have a up to date map.

    Horrible customer support from Kenwood

    Guest from Fountain, CO on 9/9/2016

    Bought the unit at the end of last year and by July of this year the unit stopped working. Sent it in to Kenwood for repairs in July and as of mid Sept I still don't have it back. I'm now told the part needed is on backorder for at least another month or more. Kenwood promised Tuesday a supervisor would call me that afternoon. Today (Friday) I called them back since I never got that call and now I'm told they will not replace the unit, I just have to wait out the repair. As for the unit itself, yea, it's slow in booting up and often times the unit crashed on me and needed to be rebooted. The biggest issue was the glare on the screen. I put an anti-glare protector on the screen hoping it would help. It did a little but many times I couldn't see anything on the screen due to glare from the sun.



    Nice System... However...

    Red Racer from NJ on 7/10/2016

    2011 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great system, has all the bells and whistles and then some... Great reception AM/FM/ SiriusXM / Garmin Navigation with Traffic / plus the subscription service... I went with this system after seeing the radio/navigation retro for the mustangs on an online video... best looking retro in my opinion. Not quite finished with the final install ran into a slight problem with the MUS1 Kit and the factory wiring to connect to the face plate.

    Pros: Good radio / Navigation / better than factory

    Cons: Better wiring connect harness for easier plug and play connection. I may have to create a wiring harness to connect the MUS1 faceplate as the wiring harness in the vehicle will not reach the plug on the MUS1... Having to cut RCA Plugs then use Posi-Connects to wire the radio... could have done a better job by making a true plug and play wiring harness.

    I love this radio ..

    Jose from Mahopac , NY on 7/10/2016

    2016 GMC Acadia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this radio .. I recommend this radio to friends and family..

    Pros: Love the sound quality..

    Cons: None

    just eh

    Wei-min from Castro Valley, CA on 6/30/2016

    2014 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was more hyped by the product descriptions and good reviews, and although I lack exposure to any other units, this unit has its shortcomings.

    Pros: -Audio quality -Reception quality -GPS navigation and reception -Ease of main software updates -Ease of GPS updates - when available (none so far, but the instructions seems straightforward) -Bluetooth connectivity with primary phone is good: BT Audio, BT handsfree -Backup camera connectivity -Can completely power cycle without turning off the car (not the case with Toyota factory radio)

    Cons: -SLOW - to boot, to use -Controls can become unresponsive if you don't wait for it complete its boot sequence - restart of the unit may be required then wait some more -Secondary bluetooth connectivity is fair - can only have one device designated for BT audio -BT handsfree on second device is flaky - first attempt to make a call (from boot) completes the call, but drops BT handsfree, subsequent calls are OK -Outdated and stripped version of Android -Difficult to view display due to gla

    Kenwood & Garmin GPS TOGETHER AT LAST!!!

    papageorge2 from Beverly Hills, FL on 6/6/2016

    2005 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent product. The DNN992 has all the bells and whistles. I am able to logon to internet applications using my phones hot spot abilities and can stream IHeart radio directly through the deck. While I haven't explored all the apps, the few I use are seamless. Iheart radio, Facebook, Pandora, and the Bluetooth connectivity. I had read before that someone had to keep registering his phone each time he wanted to use the Bluetooth phone capabilities. This is not the case and that user may have a configuration issue in his phone settings. I use a Samsung Note 4 and as long as my Bluetooth is active on the phone, the deck connects automatically to it every time. The HD radio is excelle the sound quality is clear and sounds great. Even when you are out of range of an HD signal, it still sounds good. Antennae reception is good with no issues picking up any distant signals. Now lets address the GPS. 1st of all, Garmin. What else is there to say. The leader in GPS technology is implemented in the Kenwoods which BTW is the reason I went with the Kenwood receiver. The GPS functions exactly like the solo units you would by that stick to the windshield or the dash with 2 very usefull additions in the receiver. The DNN992 has the speaker phone option built in so you can talk to the GPS to provide it direction. The push to talk button allows you to make 1 press of the button to access all the functions of the GPS you need. No more trying to input while driving.

    Pros: Push To Talk to allow for voice guidance and GPS input of addresses or POI's even while you driving. The push of a button is faster and safer than reaching for your headlight switch. It allows for the quick and effortless voice commands of the GPS and other stereo functions while in other apps. Looks great and the screen angle can be adjusted to your preference up to 7 angles for glare reduction or better viewing. Backup camera option a must. Has second camera hookup for front camera

    Cons: Cannot access DVD or some of the setup options without first installing the emergency brake circuit or a bypass.

    A tad slow.

    Ashley H from Waynesville, MO on 5/16/2016

    2011 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I LOVE this unit. But it's a bit slow for the price you pay for it. I was expecting a very nice unit. And while it is nice, it is slow.

    Pros: Very nice, large display, great GPS signal

    Cons: slow slow slow

    Kenwood excelon 992

    Eric N. from Sumner, ME on 5/8/2016

    2007 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the product and I loved the customer service , they were really helpful and really listened to what I wanted and when I wanted it by. She knew exactly what I needed for install and she wasn't pushing things I didn't need. Before this unit I had a Kenwood excelon 991 which I had in my GMC Denali and loved it but sold the truck with the unit in it and I miss it so I went after the newer version of the kenwood and I love it and love all the features it has.

    Pros: Great unit and real smart , easy to work with and love it !!

    Cons: not one con about unit or the service, love both !!

    Kenwood Excelon DNN992

    Fits perfectly from Woodbridge, VA on 5/8/2016

    2005 Lincoln Aviator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Unit Is defective and was sold to me with incompatible equipment. Crutchfield has not yet corrected their mistakes...

    Pros: Seems like a great unit if working properly. Unit is defective and also not specified compatible with backup camera

    Cons: Not working properly. Send me a no longer available camera and working unit

    Crutchfield response on 5/10/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

    It Works

    Charles from Ankeny, IA on 4/17/2016

    2012 Ford Flex
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Lots of stuff in this radio. Ford told me that they had nothing to upgrade the radio system, but Crutchfield had just what I needed. Best Buy installed it for me, I could have done it, but they had all the right tools to get the job done. I didn't like mmoving the radio lower, but the car construction made it necessary. The Kit Crutchfield put together with the datalink and Maestro units made it a smooth process. I did decide to allow the radio to link with the phone instead of the sync system. With my IPhone connected to the Radio USB, I can use the "Hey Siri" function to have her read texts to me, and she will ask if I want to respond so that I can do that handsfree! I did have to open things back up and connect the little button. Best Buy told me it was just another way to answer the phone and I had the steering wheel way or a large green phone on the touch screen, but it is not for that... it is used to voice activate the Garmin device inside the radio. With the Garmin running, you can hit the button and control it by voice commands. Really nice radio. The Sales staff, Michael B and Jane lead me through the process, and were great. I did have to purchase the SiriusXM module that Jane told me was included, but with so many features... I will be a while figuring them all out. There is an app that actually puts my home page of the IPhone on the radio touchscreen, but I haven't figured that one out yet! Really nice unit!!

    Pros: It has what you need.

    Cons: Figuring out where everything is

    DNN 992

    Benjamin R from Santa Ana, CA on 4/1/2016

    2015 Subaru Forester

    I bought this Model DNN 992 because I had been using Kenwood Reciever with navigation since the last 10 years. Didnt have any problem with my first one. I bought a new 2015 Subaru Forester XT Touring that came with the Harman Kardon audio system, and I had the factory unit removed and replaced it with the Kenwood DNN 992 . This unit has a magnificent sound quality and everything was working with only one problem, that it was so slow in booting up and it showed prompts on ther screen as KWL Media system is not launching and I have to wait..I sent it back to Kenwood Support on the advice of the store where i got it. When it came back, it was reinstalled and wasnt satisfied with it cuz the sound wasnt the same anymore compared when i bought it new. kenwood should have sent me a new one instead of just repairing it and told me it replaced a defective part, My unit was less than 8 months old and even the dealer was surprised why I was not sent a new one, so i had to pay for the reinstallation of the unit to my car, I am so disgusted about this product, My unit is new, Its under warranty and should not have been just repaired,,,

    Pros: just the looks

    Cons: I relied on Kenwood support, but was frustrated...should have bought the Pioneer 8200


    jim from dearborn, MI on 3/23/2016

    2006 Acura RSX

    I didn't buy this from Crutchfield, but used them for support. I did acquire the sirius tuner from them. This unit is awesome and the installation wasn't too difficult. The hardest part was wiring the antennae. Make sure you turn off demo mode on the unit - this caused some problems. Kenwood product support was awesome - the person went over and above to help me get the unit configured and running.

    Pros: Very easy installation with the aftermarket adapter harness. The NAV is very user friendly and the unit is of exceptional quality. I'm very pleased with the result.

    Cons: demo mode turned on causes the unit to revert to standby after 30 seconds of inactivity, but once turned off the problem goes away.

    Buggy software & Slow

    Truzon from spring hill, FL on 3/21/2016

    2012 Dodge Charger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall I found the software to be very buggy and very slow. Attaching an SD card or USB thumb drive caused the unit to boot even slower than it usually did, which was very slow. The graphics are pretty good, but this didn't really make up for the software issues. I was able to easily connect my iPhone's with the unit, but they didn't seem to always interface well. I frequently had issues during phone calls. The call audio would stop working and I had to got to the home screen and then back to the phone to regain the audio. The call wasn't dropped, but the other person couldn't hear me and I couldn't hear them. This was not an unusual occurrence. Even updating the firmware didn't resolve the issue. After hanging up on a call unit would drop the Bluetooth connection and I had to turn the radio off and back on to reconnect to the phone. The voice commands were not intuitive. I've used Ford's sync system for years and never had issues like this. I just purchased a 2016 F350 and the Ford Sync works very well with my phone. The voice command actually works and makes sense. To be honest the best part of the DNN992 is the Garmin Navigation. That is the reason I selected this unit over the other brands. I do like Garmin over the other navigation brands. Unfortunately, I was never able to update the maps. Overall I was very disappointed.

    Pros: Navigation. Crutchfield support.

    Cons: Buggy software. Very expensive. Very poorly though out voice commands. Very slow.

    Good product, poor instructions

    Mike S. from Valencia, CA on 3/4/2016

    2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far a great product, but poor installation instructions. Had to flip through 3-4 different manuals to understand how it all fit together. Would be great if Crutchfield provided a single wiring schematic of head unit and all optional upgrades.

    Pros: Graphics are modern and well designed, screen is bright, touch screen is responsive. Very satisfied so far.

    Cons: Installation is not that complex, but all the information you need is not provided. Crutchfield support is great, but I'm not a fan of having to call for support. I'm still troubleshooting my steering wheel controls module to find out why it's not working.

    The dnn992

    Michael from Parsons, Kansas on 2/1/2016

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 .

    Great Product! Awesome look and sound!

    Meg from Arkansas on 1/16/2016

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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!!

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    Carmelo from Dorado,Puerto Rico on 1/16/2016

    2006 Suzuki Aerio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent equipment! !!!!

    Pros: Wifi available

    Cons: No one!


    Aquawolfe from Nevada on 1/5/2016

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    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

    Kenwood Excelon DNN992

    The Edge from Maryland on 11/18/2015

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    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.

    Hands down top receiver on market

    Djru from Tennessee on 10/31/2015

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    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

    Great unit not that easy to install

    Hoop from Georgia on 10/13/2015

    2014 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

    Do Not Any Kenwood Products, go with Pioneer

    AJR from Atlanta, Georgia on 9/30/2015

    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.

    DNN992 Killer

    Dale C from Nebraska on 9/13/2015

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Killer system does more than one could ask for!


    Cons: Are you Kidding

    The best of the best

    Mike McD from New Mexico on 8/28/2015

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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    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!


    Lee R. from California on 8/17/2015

    2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
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    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.

    My first time and I love this unit

    Juan from Malden, MA on 8/14/2015

    Amazing unit love it's



    My first ever head unit install. Can't complain!

    Thomas N. from California on 7/6/2015

    2003 Lexus SC430
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

    Kenwood Excelon 992

    Wade from Idaho on 6/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

    Kenwood Excelon DNN992

    James L from Iowa on 6/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

    Cons: none,

    Kenwood Excelon DNN992

    GrumpyOldMan from Northern CA on 6/3/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

    Buy it for Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Quality

    Tim from Texas on 4/19/2015

    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.

    Do not buy

    John Doe from Colorado on 4/15/2015

    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

    Love my Kenwood!

    The Jr. Mack from Boutte, LA on 4/12/2015

    2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV
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    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.

    Cons: Expensive.

    Factory Replacement

    POLK from New Orleans La. on 4/12/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Good factory replacement

    Pros: Has every feature and some that i was looking for.

    Cons: Great Head unit easy to operate


    Dlayz from California on 4/6/2015

    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.

    Kenwood Excelon DNN992

    Byron T from Philadelphia Pa on 3/4/2015

    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


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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), RCA (rear), Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS/3G/
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size 6.95
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 7.2 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback No

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    Touchscreen/Voice/Remote Control
    Onboard Navigation
    Network Functions
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPhone & Android Integration
    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    Audio Section
    AV + OEM Connectivity

    Touchscreen/Voice/Remote Control

    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).

    • Aspect Ratio + Picture Adjustment: You can change the aspect ratio for video playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), or Normal (4:3), or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal). You can adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video playback.
    • Custom Background Images + Shortcuts: You can download a still image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive or microSD card. You can also choose between 3 preset wallpapers (skins). In addition, you can register sources and applications you use frequently so that you can access them more quickly.
    • 4-Panel Home Screen Menu: The unit's Home Screen Menu consists of four panels which you can swipe left or right to access. The "Source" panel provides source selection of Navigation, Disc, Telephone, HD Radio, iPod, or USB/SD. The "Network" panel lets you access entertainment apps, web/AV browser, RSS feeds, weather, and social media apps. The "Social" panel displays the date & time, along with access to your Facebook, Twitter, and Email accounts. The "Standby" panel display the preset or custom background image.
    • Clock Display: The navigation receiver offers a 12-hour clock which is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode. Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.
    • Split Screen AV Control: The DNN992'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 map screen and basic playback controls for the source screens (or rear-view camera) simultaneously.
    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.

    • Remote Control: The included IR remote control (KNA-RCDV331) is designed for wireless operation of this Kenwood navigation receiver. The wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The remote operates off of IR transmission, so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at the front-panel of the Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight. The remote operates Audio, Video, Navigation, and Bluetooth functions.
    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    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.

    Onboard Navigation

    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

    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.

    • Acquisition Time: 29 seconds (cold)
    • Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
    • Accuracy: <2.5 meters continuous (Position), 0.1 meter/sec (Velocity)
    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.

    • 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; including 3D landmarks & buildings).
    • Vehicle Type: You can change the icon (arrow, station wagon, sports car, compact car, SUV, jeep, RV, or sled) 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 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.

    • 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 ways to enter your destination. The navigation system automatically searches for places near your current location. You can also choose to have the DNN992 search for places in a different city, a recent destination, a favorite destination, projected destination, or along your current route.
      • Browse Map: Allows you to search for a destination by touching and dragging the map.
      • Go Home: You can store one home location to allow you to calculate a route home from any current location.
      • Address/Cities/Intersections: Input your destination address by house number, street, city, and zip-code. You can also search for a city by name or search two intersecting streets.
      • Smart POIs: The detailed maps loaded in this navigation system contain locations, such as restaurants, hotels, parking, auto services, and other POIs (points-of-interest). You can use these categories to browse for nearby businesses and attractions. You can even display the details of a POI just by touching it on the on-screen map.
      • Favorites & Recents: You can save all of your favorite places in the navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later. You can also choose from one of your most recent destinations (up to 50) or waypoints.
      • Coordinates Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.
      • Search Bar + Shortcuts: You can use the Search Bar to search for locations by entering a category, brand name, address, or city name. In addition, you can add up to 36 shortcuts to the Where to? menu. A shortcut can point to a location, a category, or a search tool.
    • Where I've Been/Trip Log: The "Where I've Been" application allows you to view your previous routes and places you have stopped on the map. In addition, the device keeps a Trip Log, which is a record of the path you have traveled. The Travel History setting must be enabled in order for the Where I've Been and Trip Log features to function.

    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.

    • 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.

    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.

    • Fuel Economy: If you have entered your vehicle profiles and the current fuel price, the DNN992 calculates fuel used, the average fuel economy for your vehicle, your carbon footprint, and the cost of the fuel consumed.
    • At The Pump: At your next fill-up, you can enter in fuel price, amount of fuel used, and the distance you traveled to calculate your vehicle's miles-per-gallon (MPG).
    • 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 scores:
      • Speed: gain points for driving at the best speed for conserving fuel, which is 45-60mph for most vehicles.
      • 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.
    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.

    Network Functions

    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.

    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.

    • Route Planner: You can plan out and customize a route from your computer or smartphone app, and then send the customized route to the DNN992 when you are ready to leave for your trip.
    • Come Here: When you go to pick up your family or friends, send them and email to decide the meeting point. After they enter the meeting point, you can easily set it as the destination of the navigation receiver.
    • Trip Log: You are able to upload and review your information such as music, video, twitter, and GPS log during your trip. This information can be uploaded to the Kenwood Server and reviewed via the Route Collector website on your computer or smartphone app.
    • Tracking: The Tracking function is a handy feature that can be used to track the location of your vehicle. You'll need to upload the initial location of your vehicle to the Route Collector site.
    • Photo Album: You can take pictures along the route, create an album after your return from your trip, and share your album with friends and family on your 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.

    • Digital Traffic: Traffic information is updated every 2 minutes and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle in order to help you navigate around traffic safely and quickly.
    • PhotoLive: Look up real-time photos from traffic cameras to see traffic and weather conditions.
    • Dynamic Parking: Find parking close to your destination. See the number of spots available and parking prices.
    • Fuel Prices: Find the best prices for any grade of fuel in your area or on your route.
    • Weather: Displays the updated weather forecast supported by INRIX. You get today's weather forecast and the weather forecast for the next 6 days in your selected region. You can enter a region using the voice recognition function.
    • Movie Times: You can find theaters and showtimes by entering movie titles or theater names.

    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.

    • Facebook: Check friends' status updates and post your own messages on Facebook using the head unit's touchscreen or voice recognition.
    • Twitter: Check tweets and post your own tweets on Twitter via touchscreen control or voice recognition.
    • Email: You may check your mail box on G-mail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail, etc..
    • Google Calendar: You can display today's schedule registered in your Google Calendar. You can also edit your schedule from the head unit..
    • RSS Feeds: RSS is a web feed format used to publish frequently updated works such as blog entries, news headlines in a standardized format.
    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.

    • YouTube: You can play videos uploaded to YouTube. You can search YouTube video content by Keywords, Categories, or your Favorites. Searches can be done through the unit's touchscreen controls or voice recognition function. You are able to control basic video playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Fast Forward/Rewind. Your vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to watch YouTube videos.
    • Aupeo!: You can listen to music from the online radio service, Aupeo!. With Aupeo! Personal Radio, you can listen to free music on the internet. Aupeo! lets you play lots of music and choose the playlist based on your personal taste. The basic concept is based on personal music DNA, which allows you to 'love' or 'ban' songs. The highly advanced software then remembers this and adjusts as necessary. As a result, Aupeo! offers over 100 compilation genre channels, as well as thousands of artist channels. Listen to music online based on your tastes and preferences or use the one-of-a-kind 'Mood Tuner' to fit how you're feeling.
    • iHeartRadio: The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The DNN992 will provide control over the iHeartRadio music service, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. You can search stations by My Stations, Recently Played, Stations Near You, Stations by Location, Music & Entertainment Genres, Talk Radio, and Featured Artists.
    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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    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:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    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.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately (0-99 seconds).
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DNN992, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 30 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 3 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the DNN992. Up to 600 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book alphabetically (A-Z).
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    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.

    • Stored Music & Music Apps: You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood DNN992 for playback.
    • AAC & aptX Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the DNN992 offers support for AAC and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple & Android devices. By supporting AAC, the DNN992 offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
    • Basic Playback Control: You can use the front-panel controls of the DNN992 to operate basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music & music apps; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat (not compatible with all apps). Advanced music control of your stored music and music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    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).

    iPhone & Android Integration

    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).

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on your Apple device through the Kenwood DNN992. Using Kenwood's KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (113KCIP202, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies and video apps (like Netflix) on your iPod/iPhone through the Kenwood DNN992. If you only desire audio playback, you can use Kenwood's KCA-IP102 iPod cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DNN992.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood DNN992 for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Kenwood DVD receiver. To watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to music from your Lightning-connector Apple device on the Kenwood DNN992, you'll need Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable; such as the Kenwood KCA-HD100 (all sold separately) - this type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing.
    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.

    • Head Unit Control: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre, 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 using the head unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical order). 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. The head unit also supports basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and  Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored music and movies from the Apple device's touchscreen, as well access music and video apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The DNN992 will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. Pandora and iHeart Radio will also display metadata information. Other music apps will only display song/artist information in Apps mode.
    • Battery 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.

    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.

    • iPhone Connectivity: If you have a newer iPhone with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter and Lightning-to-USB cable; if you have an older 30-pin iPhone 4/4S, you'll need a 30-pin digital AV adapter and Kenwood's KCA-IP102 iPod cable (all sold separately). In addition, for both types of iPhones, you will need a a mobile-grade HDMI cable; such as the Kenwood KCA-HD100 (sold separately). This type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing. The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device. The Bluetooth connection allows you to control basic playback functions from the head unit.
    • Android Connectivity: The head unit's HDMI port is MHL compatible; this means you can simply connect select MHL-compatible Android smartphones to the  receiver via a MHL-to-HDMI cable; such as Kenwood's KCA-MH100 cable (sold separately). This type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing and installation of the Kenwood Smartphone Control App from Google Play onto your smartphone. The HDMI connector provides audio/video playback and charging of your Android smartphone's battery, while the Bluetooth connection is also needed for touchscreen control. Compatible Android smartphones include Samsung Galaxy *S3/S4/S5, Samsung Galaxy Note II/III/IV, Sony Xperia Z/Z1/ZR/ZL, LG Optimusand HTC One Max (all with OS 4.1+). *The listed Samsung phones also require an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). Check here for a list of all compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
    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.

    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
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y** Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4S 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.1 Y Y* Y Y Y* Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.1 Y Y* Y Y Y* Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N N Y
    5th/6th 9.1 Y Y* Y Y Y* N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    2 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y** Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N
    3 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y** Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    4 9.1 Y Y* Y Y Y* Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    Air 1/2 9.1 Y Y* Y Y Y* Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    mini 1/2/3/4 9.1 Y Y* Y Y Y* Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    • *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.

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    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.

    • Seek Modes + Direct Access Tuning: 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 DNN992 to search only HD Radio stations. In addition, you can directly access an AM/FM station by entering in the frequency number using the unit's LCD touchscreen.
    • Tuner Presets: The DNN992'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). 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.
    • Station Info & Multicasting: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles; as well as Album Art. In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8).
    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 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.

    • iPhone Connectivity: Your Apple iPhone can be connected to the DNN992 via the Kenwood KCA-iP102/KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately), the cable supplied with your iPhone, Bluetooth, or HDMI+Bluetooth.
    • Android Connectivity: Your Android smartphone must be paired via Bluetooth or connected via HDMI+Bluetooth to the Kenwood DNN992.

    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:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search + Direct Search: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category. You can also tune directly to a station or channel by entering the desired frequency or channel number.
    • Song/Artist Info + Album Art: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, Song Title, & Album Art can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Presets + Smart Favorites: Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. Up to 6 of your SiriusXM presets can be identified as Smart Favorites for advanced features such as TuneStart & TuneScan.
    • Instant Replay: You can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of current channel. You'll also be able to rewind and replay the last 30 minutes of content from your six Smart Favorite channels.
    • TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a Smart Favorite channel. TuneScan plays the first 10 seconds of each song that has not been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as Smart Favorites.
    • Content, Traffic, Weather, & Sports: When a broadcast program related to the registered artist, song, team, or city starts, a message appears to allow you to switch the current channel to the relevant channels. You can also tune in and listen quickly to information pertaining to weather and traffic from a particular city you have specified.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked.
    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.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    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.

    • Disc Auto Reload: The unit will automatically reinsert a disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
    • Parental Control (DVD only): 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.

    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
    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
    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
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 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)
    MPEG-1/2/4: 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.

    • Category Search: You can navigate music stored on your USB memory device by Playlist, Artist, Song, or Album. Once a category is selected, you can search the contents alphabetically. 
    • Link Search: Link Search allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. The head unit can 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.
    • Picture Search: The unit will display up to eight thumbnails of still-images to choose from. The selected thumbnail will become a full screen image.
    • Album Artwork: You can search music files by selecting the Album Artwork. You can even create an original playlist of your favorite 10 albums by selecting album artwork.

    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.

    Audio Section

    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:

    • 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 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.

    • Car Type: Select your car type to automatically set the Delay Time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off
    • Listening Position + Digital Time Alignment: For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.
    • Speaker Location: You can set the location of your vehicle's Front and Rear speakers. The Front speakers can be set to Door, On Dash, or Under Dash. The Rear speakers can be set to Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.
    • Speaker Size: You can select the speaker size for your Front and Rear speakers (including tweeter), as well as your subwoofer. The Front and Rear speakers can be set to OEM, 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", or 7x10". The tweeter can be set to Small, Middle, Large, or None. The Subwoofer can be set to 6.5", 8", 10", 12", or 15"+. Select None if you have no Rear speaker or sub.
    • X'Over: The head unit features independent Front & Rear high-pass crossovers, as well as a subwoofer low-pass crossover. The Front & Rear high-pass crossovers and Subwoofer low-pass crossover can be set to 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz; slope of -6, -12, -18, or -24 dB per octave (or select Full-Range).
    • Sub Control: You can adjust the subwoofer output's Phase (0° or 180°) and Level (-50to +10dB).
    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.

    • Preset EQ: The DNN992 offers 10 preset EQ curves for easy adjustment. You can select from Flat, Natural, Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Powerful, iPod (you can select from 22 EQ curve types within your iPod), or User (customized 13-band EQ).
    • 13-Band EQ: The User mode's 13-band graphic equalizer consists of 62.5Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3khz, 10kHz, & 16kHz which can be adjusted from -9 to +9dB.
    • Drive EQ: Drive EQ+ boosts specific frequencies in the audio signal to compensate the negative impact of road noise.The bass is enhanced according to the vehicle speed to compensate for the loss due to noise from the road
    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.

    • Realizer: When MP3, WMA, or AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Realizer feature boosts low frequencies which can be lost during compression. Set to Level 1, Level 1, Level 3, or Off.
    • Supreme: When MP3, WMA, or AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
    • Space Enhancer & Elevation: You can set the Space Enhancer to Small, Large, or Off. Each setting value indicates the soundscape level. You can also virtually raise the sound position heard from your speakers; the Elevation Level can be set to High, Low, or Off.

    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.

    • 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 +6.
    • 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.
    • Bass Boost & DC Extension: The DNN992 features a four-step Bass Boost (Off/1/2/3) to enhance your music's lower frequencies. When "Bass DC Extension is turned on, frequencies lower than 6.25 Hz are set the same gain level as the unit's 13-Band EQ 62.5 Hz gain setting.
    • Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.

    Key Beep: The in-dash navigation head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV + OEM Connectivity

    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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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    I chose the DNN992 because it was on sale and had all the features I was looking for and because of the Kenwood reputation for good quality products. [ Clifford  Oct 28, 2016 ]
    Hands down the best bang for the buck. Simply awesome unit [ Randall  Sep 01, 2016 ]
    My DNX9140 STOPPED WORKING AND I LIKED THIS ONE. [ Lacey  Aug 23, 2016 ]
    Big fan of Kenwood and had all the features i wanted [ Micheal  May 01, 2016 ]
    This had all the features I wanted, and also Garmin built in. It was all a bit confusing, but I think this will be a good choice. It is a Scratch or Dent version, so it's price was reduced. I am anxious to see what actually is the problem. If I am not satisfied, and can return it and get a different one. Nice service!! [ Charles  Apr 02, 2016 ]
    I was looking a for a in dash GPS radio that uses Garmin maps. It doesn't allow for the usage of Android auto though which is a bit of a bummer. [ Hurshel  Mar 02, 2016 ]
    features and wireless functionality [ John  Jan 10, 2016 ]

    23 questions already asked

    Bluetooth or wi-fi. the unit is capable of being its own wi-fi hotspot or can connect to one [ Michael  Nov 04, 2016 ]
    No, but it can be updated. [ JOHN  Oct 02, 2016 ]
    Good evening sir; No I have just got an alert stating that it has been over a year since I had this that I need to go to the website and purchase an up to date map data and I have not done it yet to busy at this point. Charles F [ CHARLES E  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    Unfortunately no, they are not available like with regular Garmin. In fact, they updates are usually a year behind. Not very well supported. [ J  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    Maps yes, traffic no. The traffic is part of a service provided through Garmin. Basically anything you can do or get with a Garmin is available on this deck. [ Nicholas  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    NO. 3 yrs [ Michael  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    Can't 'mirror ' the phone UI, but you can use a cable or Bluetooth to mirror, (show what the phone is showing). You need to pair Bluetooth or use the kenwood cable to view video [ Michael  Jun 29, 2016 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Jun 27, 2016 ]  Staff
    Yes, you can connect and manage up to 2 cameras with the DNN992 [ EDWARD R  Jun 01, 2016 ]
    Yes, it has two camera inputs. One is designated for a front camera and has pos and neg leads to power it. You can switch between them by holding the "nav" button for a second or two. You then have the choice to chose between the two without the need to have your truck in reverse. On a side note I am going to check for power at the pos and neg leads to see if it switches off after you finish using the camera. The reason would be to power trailer work lights through a relay off of the front camera power and into the trailer reverse lights "truck side of the plug". This would allow you to turn on work lights using the stereo. Also read about the PTT button, just awesome controlling the gps/radio with voice. [ KEVIN  May 29, 2016 ]
    Unfortunately I had to return the unit, because I wasn't able to integrate my factory cameras. [ JOSE  May 29, 2016 ]
    Yes but one will have to be connected to the front camera input. Then when you want to see the bed you switch to the front camera. Do not connect this camera's power to the reverse light circuit if you want to be able to see the bed even if you are not backing up. [ Clifford  May 28, 2016 ]
    It has a secondary video input you can mount it anywhere you want. I don't use mine so I don't know how to select in between the two you might have problems with that. [ Mark  May 28, 2016 ]
    Yes you can, the unit has two video input connections on the back of the unit. It has one set as a backup and one as a front view camera but you could have them placed wherever you wanted really. [ Richard  May 28, 2016 ]
    Yes you can [ Skyler  Jun 12, 2016 ]
    I have confirmed that yes. When using navi. And phone at same time. Screen does split. So that u can still see the navi. How ever screen is split 50/50. Side by side. So both are smaller then normal. [ Randall  May 20, 2016 ]
    As soon as the call is answered, you can go back to Nav screen, or wait for call to disconnect & it will automatically go back. [ Charles  May 19, 2016 ]
    Yes. The screen goes into split screen mode. The navigation is on the left and pickup and end call buttons is on the right side of the screen. It'll stay that way til you hang up and it goes back to full screen navigation. [ Stephen  May 19, 2016 ]
    No, you can not. I would not recommend. I plan to replace as it is not user friendly. [ Eric  May 19, 2016 ]
    Yes [ WILLIAM  May 19, 2016 ]
    Good evening, this is Charles and I don't have any apple product o I wouldn't be able to help you out. I'm sorry about that, I have a Note 5 Samsung. Charles F [ CHARLES E  May 11, 2016 ]
    Systems [ edward  May 10, 2016 ]
    Look for settings, then Info [ unhappy  May 10, 2016 ]
    No backup camera but, you can pay extra to get one. [ JOHN  Mar 02, 2016 ]
    It was a promotional item. [ unhappy  Mar 02, 2016 ]
    It does not include back up camera in the box . You have to buy it separately. [ mikhail  Mar 02, 2016 ]
    It does not include a free backup camera. That was a promotion that Crutchfield was doing. It is compatible with almost all cameras though. [ Nicholas  Mar 02, 2016 ]
    This unit does not support Apple car play but it will mirror your devices screen so if you will be able to watch whatever is on your phone onto the radio such as Netflix etc... [ donald  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    It doesn't actually have apple car play but it's so technically advanced that it will allow you to control just almost all functions from your Apple devices. It may require a separate wired connection for other controls. [ walter  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    No! [ Robert  Feb 24, 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
    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
    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