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Kenwood Excelon DNX692

Navigation receiver

Item # 113DNX692

The navigation experts at Garmin built the GPS software for the DNX692 — you can check out its maps of the...

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Item # 113DNX692

About the Kenwood Excelon DNX692

Garmin guidance at your fingertips

The navigation experts at Garmin built the GPS software for the DNX692 — you can check out its maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico on the 6.2" touch display. You'll also get reliable routing with text-to-speech voice prompts that announce actual street names at turns.

Add a multimedia marvel to your dash

Your car's a great way to get from place to place, but it doesn't necessarily allow you to keep up with the world outside while you're driving. The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 navigation receiver gives you plenty of options for integrating your smartphone, taking in your favorite audio/video content, and staying on the right track to your destination. It also offers a major sonic upgrade over your factory stereo, and it looks great to boot. The DNX692 even gives you Kenwood Excelon benefits like a 2-year warranty, 13-band EQ, and 5-volt preamp outputs to go along with the many other sweet features it has to offer.
Kenwood Excelon DNX692 navigation receiver

Garmin guidance at your fingertips

The navigation experts at Garmin built the GPS software for the DNX692 — you can check out its maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico on the 6.2" touch display. You'll also get reliable routing with text-to-speech voice prompts that announce actual street names at turns.

No need to disconnect from your smartphone

Kenwood lets you incorporate your favorite smartphone music apps into your drive. Here are some highlights for the DNX692:

  • 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 DNX692 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 DNX692 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 DNX692. 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.

Compatible with Miracast for Android devices

Miracast technology allows the DNX692 to "mirror" the screen of select Android and Windows® phones and tablets right on the receiver's display. You can stream videos and other content from your phone to the receiver when parked for pit-stop entertainment. Miracast works via Wi-Fi® wireless communication, so you'll need to add an optional Wi-Fi dongle to the receiver to take advantage of this cool feature.

INRIX traffic reports

With your DNX692 purchase, you'll get a free 2-year subscription to INRIX traffic service, which provides quick updates on congestion along your route. INRIX is only available through a free app, so you'll need to have your smartphone with the app on it connected to the receiver to take advantage of these traffic updates. INRIX updates require an in-app purchase after the 2-year subscription ends.

HD Radio

Built-in HD Radio™ tuner

The DNX692 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.

Take your discs and files with you

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.

Hear things more clearly

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.

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. The DNX692 is compatible with newer SiriusXM features like TuneMix and SportsFlash, which give you even more customizable options for listening the way you want.

More sound and safety options

You can also connect a rear-view camera, so you can see more of what's around your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. The DNX692 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.

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 car's factory extras

If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, Chrysler Uconnect™, or Volkswagen Bluetooth, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the DNX692 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;
  •   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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD player with 6.1" 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 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
    • variable illumination color for keys
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod,iPhone, and iPad control (see Details for model compatibility)
    • built-in Android control
      • Pandora and iHeartRadio app control via Bluetooth connection
      • Kenwood Music Control app control via USB connection
      • Kenwood KCA-MH100 cable or KCA-HD100 cable required for viewing video content from compatible Android devices
      • compatible with Miracast wireless mirroring technology for select Android and Windows devices (optional Wi-Fi dongle required)
    Navigation Features:
    • built-in Garmin navigation system
    • maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus millions of points of interest
    • optional traffic reports available through INRIX smartphone app — 2-year subscription included with purchase (smartphone required)
    • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
    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
    • supports rear-view camera adjustable parking lines (optional camera required)
    Expandability:
    • works with SiriusXM SXV300 tuner—supports new Tune Mix, Traffic & Weather Now, and Sports Flash features
    • inputs: HDMI input, two rear USB inputs, two rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • 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 to retain factory settings for Ford, GM, Chrysler, and VW
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # DNX692

    What's in the box:

    • Double-DIN navigation receiver w/ 6.1" monitor (10A fuse)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Reverse/Brake harness
    • GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • Self-adhesive base
    • Microphone w/ integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty card
    • "Caution for Smartphone Users" note

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD/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/
    General
    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
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 7.2 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 replaces these items:

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    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPhone & Android Integration
    HD+Internet+SiriusXM Radio
    Disc/microSD/USB Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV + OEM Connectivity

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen Display (w/ Flick Scrolling): The Kenwood DNX692 features a 6.2" widescreen (16:9) 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. 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.

    • 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 also adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video playback.
    • Custom Top Menu & Background Images: The Top Menu screen (main menu) features 3 pages of source & settings icons. The first page consists of 3 large icons and 4 smaller icons which can be accessed directly, while the second page consists of 10 small icons, and the third page consists of two small icons. You can customize the Top Menu by rearranging the icons and moving the icons you use most to the front page. You can even download a still image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
    • 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 Power/Menu button turns the unit off completely.
    • Split Screen AV Control: The Split Screen AV Control mode divides the head unit's touchscreen monitor 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 all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, album artwork, and the navigation on-screen map.

    Start-Up Time: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 will turn on to the last source selected or the navigation screen. The unit has start-up time of approximately 23.7 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected, or a start-up of approximately 31.3 seconds from OFF to the Navigation screen.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left 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 and eject button remain red, regardless of variable color illumination setting.

    Remote Control: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and is compatible with Kenwood's IR wireless remote control (sold separately) for added convenience.

    • 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). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
    • Optional Remote Control: The optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (113RCDV331, sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood navigation head unit. 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.

    Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to protect the Kenwood Excelon DNX692 against theft. Turning this function "On" allows the security indicator light (red) on the front-panel of the head unit to flash when your vehicle's ignition is off.

    2-DIN Chassis: The DNX692 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Onboard Navigation

    Garmin Navigation: With built-in Garmin & HERE navigation software and map data, the Kenwood Excelon DNX692 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 DNX692 will provide periodic notification at startup. Garmin software and map updates can be downloaded as required, via a USB mass storage device. To find a software or map update, please go to www.garmin.com/kenwood.

    GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 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: 26 seconds (cold)
    • Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
    • Accuracy: <2.5 meters continuous (Position), 0.1 meter/sec (Velocity)
    Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 27.1 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 10.1 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.

    INRIX Traffic: You can receive INRIX traffic information and weather forecast through the Kenwood Excelon DNX692 by connecting your iPhone (7.1+) or Android (OS 4.0.3+) smartphone with "Kenwood's Traffic Powered By INRIX" application (from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) installed. While the DNX692 is in navigation mode, it pulls real-time data from the INRIX Traffic app on your smartphone which provides you with up-to-the-minute traffic, weather, parking, traffic cameras, and travel advisory information on-screen. You get 2 years free access to INRIX traffic information (fees will apply after 2nd year). Your iPhone must be connected via USB, while your Android smartphone must be connected via Bluetooth to the Kenwood navigation receiver.

    On-Screen Map: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 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 DNX692 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).
    • 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 DNX692 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.

    Turn/Lane Assistant + Exit Service: While navigating a route, a preview of the next turn, lane change, or other maneuver appears in the upper-left corner of the map. The preview includes the distance to the turn or maneuver and the lane in which you should be traveling, if available. 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.

    Speed Limit Icon: A speed limit icon may appear as you travel on major roadways. This icon displays the current speed limit of the roadway. The unit's speed limit icon feature is for information only and does not replace the driver's responsibility to abide by all posed speed limit signs and to use safe driving judgment at all times.

    Destination & Location Screens: The DNX692 offers a variety of destination/location screens & functions to help you along your route.

    • 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 DNX692 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.
      • POI Category: 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.
      • 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 DNX692 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 DNX692 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 DNX692 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 DNX692 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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 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 Excelon DNX692. 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 Excelon DNX692 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 Kenwood Excelon DNX692 provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The The touchscreen controls of the DNX692 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 DNX692, 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.
      • 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 DNX692. 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 DNX692 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 DNX692 for playback.
    • AAC & aptX Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the DNX692 offers support for AAC and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple & Android devices. By supporting AAC, the DNX692 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 DNX692 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 Excelon DNX692 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 DNX692 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 Excelon DNX692; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    iPhone & Android Integration

    iPod Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input or HDMI input. The DNX692 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 Excelon DNX692. 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 DNX692. 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 DNX692.
    • Lightning Connector: IIf 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 DNX692 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 DNX692, 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 Excelon DNX692 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 DNX692 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): Apps mode allows the Kenwood head unit to mirror the display of your HDMI-connected & Bluetooth-paired iPhone (iOS 7+) or MHL-enabled Android (OS 4.1+) device. You'll be able to listen to audio from stored music and music apps, watch video from stored movies and movie apps, and view navigation apps on your iPhone or Android smartphone through the Kenwood receiver. Mirroring of your mobile device does not require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged, but control over your device may require that the parking brake is set (this will depend on your type of device and selected app). Mirroring of your device will not always appear in full-screen on the Kenwood unit's touchscreen display.

    • Smartphone Connectivity: Connection method is based on your type of smartphone (iPhone or Android).
      • iPhone: 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 Smartphone: 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.
    • Operation & Controls: The extent of operation and control will depend on what type of smartphone you are using and if you have your vehicle's parking brake on or off.
      • iPhone Control: Your 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. Apps Mode also provides basic playback control (Pay/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track) of select music and video apps from the head unit's touchscreen. These operations can all be done with or without your vehicle's parking brake engaged.
      • Android Control: You can control your Android device from the head unit's touchscreen similar to how you would from the smartphone, as long as your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. Specific apps on your Android phone like Waze Navigation, TuneIn Radio, & Kenwood Music Control can be controlled from the Kenwood receiver without the parking brake engaged. These specific apps will show up on the head unit's touchscreen as large icons for easy selection.
    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.

    Optional Miracast Dongle (for Android): Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the Kenwood DNX692's touchscreen LCD (requires Kenwood's KCA-WL100 Miracast dongle; sold separately). This allows the Kenwood Excelon DNX692 to wirelessly mirror your compatible Android smartphone just like the HDMI hardwire connection. The KCA-WL100 Mircast module plugs directly into the head unit's HDMI input.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/5/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Apps Mode Pandora iHeart Aupeo Album Art Song/Artist Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.1 Y 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 Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.1 Y 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 N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th/6th 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    Air 1/2 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 1/2/3/4 9.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: 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+Internet+SiriusXM Radio

    HD Radio: 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 DNX692 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 DNX692'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, Album Art, & 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 HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 allows you to access Pandora, iHeartRadio, Aupeo! online music services through your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected iPhone (5.0+); as well as your Bluetooth-paired or HDMI+Blueooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone can be connected to the DNX692 via the Kenwood KCA-iP102/103 cable (sold separately), the cable supplied with your iPhone, Bluetooth, or HDMI+Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support be paired via Bluetooth or connected via HDMI+Bluetooth to the Kenwood Excelon DNX692. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood Excelon DNX692 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 Excelon DNX692 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.
    • iHeartRadio Auto: The free iHeartRadio Auto app for Kenwood (from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood Excelon DNX692 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 (2.2+). 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 DNX692 will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    • Aupeo! Internet Radio: You can listen to music from the Aupeo! online radio service through the Kenwood Excelon DNX692 by downloading the Aupeo! app (form Apple's App Store or Google Play) onto your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or your Bluetooth-paired or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone (4.0+). From the Kenwood receiver, you can search for stations by Category, "Love" or "Ban" songs, Play/Pause music, or Skip to the next song. Song/artist information and Album Art will be displayed on the head unit's touchscreen LCD.
    Note: 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 Excelon DNX692 is SiriusXM-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, & TuneMix: 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. TuneMix plays a unique blend of songs from your preset stations from your current preset band, allowing you to build a custom channel from a few as two to as many a 6 music channels.
    • 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. In addition, you can be alerted when your
    • 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/microSD/USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Kenwood DNX692 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 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.

    microSD Card Slot: The navigation head unit is fitted with a microSD card on the front-panel. The microSD card slot supports both microSD memory cards and microSDHC 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 microSD/SDHC memory card. The DNX692 also supports video playback of MPEG1/2/4, H.264, MKV, and WMV video files from an inserted microSD/SDHC memory card.

    Dual USB Ports: The Kenwood DNX692 features two rear-panel Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A ports; each USB port is attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 39" cable. Both USB ports can be used for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) or USB thumbdrives. The USB ports enable 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 DNX692 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. 

    File Compatibility: The Kenwood DNX692 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, saved on a microSD 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 & microSD/SDHC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long File Name FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 32-48kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling frequencies of 32-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling frequencies of 44.1kHz
    FLAC: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling frequencies of 8-48 kHz
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (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, microSD/SDHC 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 & microSD/SDHC): The Kenwood DNX692 offers unique search functions for USB & microSD/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 & DSP Section

    Excelon Series: The DNX692 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 Excelon DNX692 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 98dB.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 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 DNX692 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 DNX692 features front, rear and subwoofer 5.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.

    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, 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 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).
    • Tweeter Gain: Adjusts the tweeter level.
    • 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 Excelon DNX692 offers 10 preset EQ for easy adjustment, a 13-band EQ for greater customization, and a Drive EQ to overcome road noise.

    • Preset EQ: The DNX692 offers 10 preset EQs 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 provides fine-tuning. It consists of 62.5Hz, 160Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6.3kHz, & 16kHz frequencies 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 DNX692 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 DNX692 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

    A/V Input: The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 navigation receiver is fitted with a rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video input. The AV input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod (using proprietary Kenwood cable). The optional Kenwood AV cable (113CAC3AV, sold separately) provides composite video/stereo RCA audio inputs.

    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, USB, 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.

    Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS230 (113CMOS230, sold separately). By connecting a rear view camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen LCD to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Auto Switching: 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 seconds.
    • Parking Guide Lines: When a rear-view camera is connected and you are viewing a rear view image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    OEM Integration: This Kenwood navigation 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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    Customer Q&A

    22 questions already asked

    Q
    How much do the Garmin maps cost?
    [ JAMES F  Feb 08, 2016 ]
    3 answers
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    I wish I could answer, but I have not updated my maps since I bought the unit last April. The pre-loaded maps work fine for me in the Northeast US
    [ John  Feb 10, 2016 ]
    A
    The map is already loaded on the radio. I have not had any up dates so far. I don't know if they cost
    [ Lee  Feb 09, 2016 ]
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    The unit comes pre-loaded with Garmin maps. You can then update via flash memory card. No cost for maps yet and I have had it for a year. Two updates so far. Run the Garmin app on PC and it notifies you when you have an update.
    [ Todd  Feb 09, 2016 ]
    Q
    How long does it take for the back up camera to turn on once you are in reverse? Do I have to wait for the unit to boot up before it will turn on? They way it works now, I turn on the unit, wait 30 seconds or so, put it in reverse and push the menu button to turn it on.
    [ Jumbo  Dec 29, 2015 ]
    11 answers
    A
    This unit backup camera works the second you place in reverse. You don't have to wait. It does how ever take about 30 seconds for your GPS and radio to come on. Good luck.
    [ Raul A.  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    A
    Mine comes on almost as soon as I put it in reverse. There are some settings you can adjust in the menu/calibration scree. The longer it was in the car it would (radio) boot up faster. If it sits for a few days it takes a bit longer to cycle on.
    [ steve  Dec 31, 2015 ]
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    As soon as you are in reverse the cam is on. in the 1st 30sec there is no grid tho, unless you are using the grid from the cam. I used Kenwoods grid since i can adjust it
    [ Jacob  Dec 30, 2015 ]
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    Unit does not have to fully boot for camera to come on. I crank my truck, wait a couple seconds, throw it in reverse and the camera comes on.
    [ Garrett  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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    Hi. No. Your unit will have to boot but once you engage the reverse mechanism a signal is sent and it cues the camera. Should be instantaneous. Cheers.
    [ Stephen  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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    IT comes on as soon as I put it in reverse
    [ CHEZ  Dec 29, 2015 ]
    A
    The reverse camera will display immediately when you shift into reverse regardless if the headunit is still booting up or not BUT ONLY IF you've correctly tapped into the reverse gear signal (i.e. one of the reverse taillight wires or off of the gear selector). If you have to turn the camera on yourself by pressing the button, then the headunit is not receiving the reverse gear signal.
    [ Dane  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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    No, you do not have to wait till the radio fully boots up. I was wondering the same since I start vehicle and within about 3 seconds I put it in reverse and the radio takes more like 15 seconds to come on and by then I am driving forward with my seat belt on after backing out of my spot. If you have the camera hooked up correctly, it will work right away. Also, you should not have to hit the menu button either if you hooked up the receiver's camera wire to the car's reverse light wire...it should all work "automagically" when you put the shifter into reverse (for either manual or automatic transmissions).
    [ Rudie  Dec 29, 2015 ]
    A
    If installed properly the backup camera will come on when the vehicle is put in reverse. It is not necessary for the unit to have completed booting. The guide lines, however, will not show until the boot up is complete.
    [ Edward  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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    It's almost immediate. If you start your car and put it in reverse, the screen comes on. It's seperate from the stereo/nav start up. Dave
    [ Dave  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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    I have my camera connected to my backup light so as soon as I put my car in reverse my camera automatically turns on even before the unit is done booting up
    [ Heather  Dec 29, 2015 ]
    Q
    will this model be compatible with an iPhone 6 plus?
    [ jason  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    3 answers
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    Im pretty sure it is. Most stereos are not made to be compatible with certain iphones. Android is the only phone that this stereo with not play media through the usb.
    [ Daniel  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    A
    No, iPhone 5 and below. It will connect via Bluetooth but that's about it
    [ David  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    A
    yes it is. Any iPhone is compatible. I use an iPhone 6.
    [ John  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    Q
    How do I find my Sirius xm radio ID on my installed DNX692? The manual suggests tuning the radio to 0, but I can't figure out how to do that on this system. Thanks for any help you can give.
    [ Holly  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    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: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Nov 24, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the screen display show grid lines when in reverse?
    [ Clarence  Oct 26, 2015 ]
    10 answers
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    Not that I have noticed.
    [ vinton  Oct 28, 2015 ]
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    The screen shows grid lines and they are adjustable!
    [ Robb  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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    Yes it does, and they are in cold and adjustable. That feature works great for me because on my RAV4 the camera is not in the center. I love this unit. I paired this unit with a 400 watt 4 channel amp for the door speakers and the sound is awesome..
    [ JOHN  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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    can't answer yet, haven't installed the camera
    [ Graybeard  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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    I don't know I installed it in my 2006 corvette and it didn't have a rear view camera. If I had to guess I would say yes as my pioneer did.
    [ Paul  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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    Yes the back up camera does have grid lines but I have them turned off. I prefer to have the camera aimed so that I can see a small part of the bumper. This gives me something to give some scale to the video. I use my mirrors to back up until I am close and then I use the camera. I find the grid lines overpowering and distracting.
    [ ANTHONY D  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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    Yes, and they are also adjustable to customize them to your own vehicle.
    [ JUSTYN  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it does.
    [ Jesus  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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    Yes, when you are in reverse the camera shows sight lines so you can see how far you are from other cars, etc.
    [ Amanda  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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    Yes it dose. and you can adjust them.
    [ ANDY  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    Q
    How do you make a "hands free" call with this unit? (DNX692). The manual is confusing and talks about looking up in the phone book or using the keypad, neither of which are hands free
    [ John  Oct 24, 2015 ]
    4 answers
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    I believe you just touch the microphone icon, say the contacts name, and it uses your google contacts to choose the phone number. You will need to speak clearly into the microphone for the unit to recognize the contact name.
    [ Jumbo  Oct 28, 2015 ]
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    It is confusing John. First, you have to make sure your phone is paired with the Kenwood. This is the Bluetooth setup option. Then voice recognition on your phone must be enabled. On the I-Phone it's Siri, and on my Samsung, it's S-Voice. Then you must ensure you've downloaded the phonebook from your phone (contact list), to the Kenwood unit. You will still have to press the microphone button on the Kenwood call screen to make everything work. And be sure you specify the same name as in the contact list, i.e., if you have "Home" listed as a call option for your house, you must say "Call Home" to make it work. Hope this helps.
    [ RICHARD W  Oct 26, 2015 ]
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    You can do it two ways:1) preset the numbers you frequently call, then select TEL and touch preset number 2) download your contacts to the DNX692 and allow your cellphone to recognize a name through the DNX692 (activate the microphone in TEL mode, this is at the top of the menu on the left side). A female voice will ask you which number you want to call (home, work, mobile). State which one you want and it will call for you. Tech support at Crutchfield is excellent and they just helped me reactivate my DNX692 after having a dead battery. Good luck!
    [ CHRIS  Oct 26, 2015 ]
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    Its only hands free with voice but i cant seem to get that to work right. I have steering wheel controls and i had gotten the maestro harness and it allows you to reprogram your steering wheel buttons i set my to volume seak and to use the phone. I think the voise thing only works with iphones it may use siri.
    [ Daniel  Oct 26, 2015 ]
    Q
    Should the backup camera turn on as soon as reverse gear is engaged? The only way I can get mine to turn on is if I do it manually through the menu.
    [ Jumbo  Oct 21, 2015 ]
    14 answers
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    Yes , It will only turn on manually
    [ Jay  Nov 01, 2015 ]
    A
    there is a wire that triggers the reverse camera you need to find that wire from the head unit and splice into your factory reverse sending wire
    [ Karl  Oct 22, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it should come on. Did you buy the car adapter kit for your car?
    [ Rick  Oct 22, 2015 ]
    A
    WEll, what I did is tied my power wire from the camera, directly into the reverse lights. Because my 2009 Chevy backup lights won't work unless the truck is running. . And it should work.
    [ David  Oct 22, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it should come on immediately if if the radio has not completely booted up yet. For example: i can start my car up and put it in Reverse and the camera will come on immediately. Then usually a couple seconds later the radio will boot and start playing.
    [ Todd t.  Oct 22, 2015 ]
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    Did you hook up the wire from the head unit that needs to tie into the reverse/backup lights. You may need to find your backup/reverse light (the rear lights the come on when you put your car in reverse) and splice into one of the wires going to the lamp, and run a connect back to the wire on the head unit. The unit uses this 12 volt signal when the lamp comes on to let the unit know when you are backing up.
    [ Kelvin  Oct 22, 2015 ]
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    Mine turns on as soon as I put it in reverse. Even if I had just started the vehicle it turns on in reverse before the stereo is on.
    [ MICHAEL  Oct 21, 2015 ]
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    I'm not sure what camera you are using but I used a license plate camera on mine and it turns on everytime. No issues. The only thing I cant do with the frame is turn on when its not in reverse. Directions for frame says not to wire it directly. Cartoys installed mine.
    [ DAVID  Oct 21, 2015 ]
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    Mine works in reverse.
    [ arturo  Oct 21, 2015 ]
    A
    The head unit has a reverse wire that needs to connect to your reverse lights to automatically turn on. If this is already done, go to the camera settings and switch the camera interruption to "on"! Hope this helps.
    [ Rodolfo  Oct 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it should just come on when you're in reverse. But its been long enough now that I don't remember how the unit determined you are in reverse. My car was a GM and required a special module to interface to the car. Perhaps is was taken care of in that device in my case.
    [ Eric  Oct 21, 2015 ]
    A
    That's how mine works. I think it is triggered by the power received from the backup lights themselves. I soldered my connection to the power wire just a few inches from the bulb socket, and applied heat shrink tubing to keep it water tight.
    [ ERIC  Oct 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, in the setup menu you can enable the backup camera to automatically come on when shifting to reverse. Dont recall the specific function since i dont have the menu or manual available but i recall there was a box that needed to be checked or unchecked in the menu to enable this feature.
    [ STEPHEN M  Oct 21, 2015 ]
    A
    There is an option for the reverse trigger on the camera setup screen, but it will only work if the reverse trigger wire is connected. Depending on the car, you may need to run a wire to the reverse light circuit or relay.
    [ Brian  Oct 21, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will this unit allow me to use Waze on the front display while sending a DVD video to the rear screen?
    [ Rich  Oct 11, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I have not personally attempted this as I don't have a rear entertainment system in the vehicle I have this installed in but the DNX692 does have the ability to split the inputs & audio from the front & rear (i.e. play the radio to the front & DVD to the rear) so I believe it would have the capability to do so.
    [ Dane  Oct 13, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will I be able to use my factory reverse camera on a Jeep Commander with this unit?
    [ Oscar  Oct 07, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Oct 08, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can the display be set to match the instrument cluster color of cars? I have a standard "white" display on my buttons in the car and wish to match it.
    [ FRANK  Sep 21, 2015 ]
    3 answers
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    Hi Frank, the system offers I believe 8 different colors. The colors also affect the lighted buttons. If you choose white, you may not be able to see them during the daytime. So far in my experience, a black background works best.
    [ John  Sep 23, 2015 ]
    A
    Nope, unfortunetly the only thing you can do is select the gauges you want to see. You cant change the colors.
    [ Daniel  Sep 22, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can change the lights on the display and background colors. Wide range of color to choose from
    [ KENNY  Sep 22, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can we receive FM frequency with this?
    [ Minh  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    9 answers
    A
    I Tried using the transmitter, but I got a lot of disturbance in the back up camera.
    [ David  Oct 22, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Heidi  Aug 27, 2015 ]
    A
    Just to add to what others have already answered, YES, you can absolutely receive FM/AM channels. I have this installed in a Tahoe and using the factory antenna connection the reception is great. You shouldn't be disappointed.
    [ Pedro  Aug 26, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. FM stations - even if not digital - can still be received.
    [ Jeff  Aug 25, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can.... although interestingly enough I found the FM reception abilities of this unit to be inferior in some ways to the stock unit (eg, the sensitivity of the unit was lower).
    [ NICHOLAS  Aug 25, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. It has good reception or frequency with radio for fm stations. You need to have the stock antenna plugged in though to have reception. There is a female connection for the factory am/fm antenna to plug into. Once you have pandora and iheart radio you will more than likely not listen to fm anymore though :)
    [ Robert  Aug 25, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. it connects to the antenna in your vehicle
    [ Angel  Aug 25, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes in analog or HD depending on signal. Very happy with it
    [ steve  Aug 25, 2015 ]
    A
    Yep and it comes with an antenna adapter that can be connected to power which helps increase the signal
    [ Heather  Aug 25, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will the HU work with factory install USB Port on 2015 Subaru Forester ?
    [ EJ  Jul 29, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jul 31, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can I create a route in Garmin Basecamp then load that route into the DNX692?
    [ Kevin  Jul 28, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    to load anything you will need a micro sd card
    [ Roy  Aug 11, 2015 ]
    A
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Jeff  Jul 30, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does it come with lifetime updates for the Garmin device?
    [ Noosa  Jul 14, 2015 ]
    3 answers
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    I believe so
    [ Roy  Aug 11, 2015 ]
    A
    Strangely enough, it does not. Only the portable Garmin units include lifetime free updates.
    [ RICHARD W  Jul 15, 2015 ]
    A
    I believe it does. You need a micro-sd card to download from a PC or laptop
    [ Todd  Jul 15, 2015 ]
    Q
    Assuming I use the correct harness, does the head unit support steering wheel controls for phone controls like answering incoming calls?
    [ Hank  Jul 11, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jul 12, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    can I add extra cameras to this system?
    [ broken wrench  Jun 30, 2015 ]
    4 answers
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    Yes
    [ Heidi  Aug 27, 2015 ]
    A
    I do not know
    [ Roy  Aug 11, 2015 ]
    A
    no it don't stay locked in. and you can play any device on this unit
    [ SABRINA  Jul 01, 2015 ]
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    yes
    [ SABRINA  Jul 01, 2015 ]
    Q
    I already have a DNX691 in one vehicle, considering this for second. On a portable Garmin at night the maps will display BLACK background with your roads obviously not to blind you .. however my 691 does not do this it only dims.. and not nearly enough. Seems like the display is always too dim in the daytime and in direct sunlight you can barely see it, and at night it lights up the inside of your car like it has a neon kit in it.. Have they done anything about the maps/display brightness controls on the 692?
    [ Scott  Jun 19, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    Just installed the DNX692 unit and have been using it for 2 weeks now. Very impressed with display and functions of unit. It is bright in the daylight, and has night mode that kicks in automatically. These features can be adjusted in the Garmin options. This unit was installed in a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz, and I'm now thinking about purchasing another unit for a 2009 Honda Ridgeline. Good design and performance.
    [ David S.  Jun 28, 2015 ]
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: While I don't have a Kenwood DNX692 in front of me to test and see how the map screen works at night, the specs for the new model state the following: 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. Also, you can adjust the units display brightness and contrast manually. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jun 23, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Some of the other models such as the DNN770HD use the INTRIX app to update traffic but also have NAVTEQ for A MORE LIMITED traffic update capability As well when INTRIX is not available, Does the DNX692 have a limited traffic updating capability when not using the INTRIX?
    [ Philip  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The DNX692 does not have the NAVTEQ system or any other traffic update capability. It does, however, feature traffic Trends, which uses historic traffic information to calculate more efficient routes. The DNN770HD also features this capability. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jun 16, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does DNX692 have built-in microphone or external microphone or both?
    [ Naren  Jun 05, 2015 ]
    25 answers
    A
    mine came with an external mic only.
    [ John  Sep 23, 2015 ]
    A
    external...
    [ SABRINA  Jul 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Has an external microphone for the Bluetooth
    [ David  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    It comes with an external microphone.
    [ Amanda  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    IT has an external microphone.
    [ George  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Its an extrnal microphone. In my matrix it looks like i have a little vent on the right of the steering wheel. I was able to put it in there. If you have a toyota you may be able to do the same.
    [ Angel  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    The DNX692 ships with a microphone which can be remotely mounted near the driver. Sun visor, headliner, etc.
    [ Stephen  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    External Mike only
    [ John  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    The microphone is external.
    [ Jeffrey  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    It has an external mic. I clipped mine on the trim between the steering column and instrument cluster on my GMC 2500.
    [ Robert  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    It comes with a microphone that plugs into the back of the unit.
    [ David  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    IT comes with a mic that connects to back of unit. I ran mine up pillar and accross front of headliner and placed it near rear view mirror.
    [ Terry  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Its an external wired microphone. I haven't had a chance to pair my Iphone yet so Im not sure how well it does or does not work.
    [ ANDREW  Jun 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does have an external mic.... and it works very well. Speech is clear with no noise.
    [ NICHOLAS  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    Only an external mic which is included. By the way I really like mine and crutchfields tech support is the best.
    [ Thomas  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    External microphone.....
    [ Alan  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    External microphone
    [ Geoffrey  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    t has a external microphone which in my opinion is better it picks up your voice better. I have a 2012 malibu and i ran mine up to my domelight panel above my rearview mirror where my stock mic is located and it wprks great. I recommend this stereo though. You wont be dissapointed.
    [ Daniel  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    External, I have sync on my truck and I have elected to use the supplied mic with this head unit versus using the sync.
    [ Ben  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    It came with an external.....
    [ Justin  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    external
    [ Todd  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    External. Sq is very impressive. Sounds like you're on the actual phone.
    [ matt  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    External
    [ Doug  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    External microphone
    [ Steve  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    A
    External Mic .it plugs into the back of the deck
    [ Lee  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have a 2011 Mustang with a Shaker 500 system, do I need to buy the SiriusXM SXV300V1 tuner or will this radio work with already installed SiriusXM tuner?
    [ Jessica  May 19, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    You will not be able to retain your factory navigation with this or any other aftermarket stereo - The factory Sirius radio is modular - part of it exists in your factory radio the other part is a module under the dash -- that module will only work with your Ford factory stereo. If you want to keep the satellite radio you would need the unit compatible with the Kenwood. (On a side note.. If you choose NOT to add the satellite radio you CAN use your factory satellite antenna for your GPS antenna on the stereo) which I did so I wouldn't have to run a second antenna and it works great for the nav portion as well. I chose not to add the satellite as my Mustang spends the winter in storage and I couldn't see paying for the subscription when the car was not being used.
    [ Scott  May 28, 2015 ]
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  May 20, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is whats displayed on the main screen locked in or can it be changed to my needs. no I-pod but android instead. Can I replace the i-pod on the display with something else?
    [ Doug  Apr 27, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    You can switch icons in the same way you would on your cell phone. Tap & hold the icon until it reacts, then drag it to the main screen. As far as adding one from an outside source, I have not tried that but I think that you might be able to download a picture or icon via the USB cable if you are using it. There is an option to download background screens, so I think this might be the way to do it.
    [ John  May 10, 2015 ]
    A
    I have not found a way to change what is displayed or what order it is displayed on any screen or page. on the Nav screen for instance, there is a panel that will display HD radio, disk, and iPod. I would love to be able to change that to HD radio, sync USB as those are what I use the most. as far as naming goes, I don't use an iPod, but I have not seen a way to change the name of it or how that port is described in the menus.
    [ Nick  Apr 28, 2015 ]
    A
    O the icons are not locked in you can change them around and put what you want there. As for the ipod icon there is no android icon android only works with the hdmi/mhl cord which has an icon. I just moved the ipod icon to the next screen. There is a usb icon you can put place of Ipod if you use a flash drive also. Hopes this helps if you have anymore questions i most likely can answer them i bought this deck the day it crutchfield got them in
    [ Daniel  Apr 27, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't believe you can change the iPod button/label. It is otherwise a very nice head unit.
    [ Terry  Apr 27, 2015 ]
    Q
    I heard that the DNX691 had slowness issues. Is this unit responsive? Any performance issues or lockups? Thank you.
    [ Eric R.  Mar 12, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Kenwood DNX692 Navigation Receiver is brand new unit but so far we have nothing but great news. This unit is very fast and responsive. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Mar 14, 2015 ]  Staff
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