Contact us
Close contact box

Customer Reviews

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Navigation receiver

MFR # DNX696S

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Navigation receiver

MFR # DNX696S

9 reviews
View this product

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Crutchfield customer from Blairsville, GA on 10/29/2019

2014 Ford Escape

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Very nice unit. GPS works well and has steering wheel controls. Also back up camera and ability to add dash cam.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 10/22/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Very happy with the functionality of this unit.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Very nice upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Perrysburg, OH on 10/6/2019

2011 Ford F-350

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Purchased this unit to upgrade my factory in dash AM/FM CD player to in dash navigation. This Kenwood unit also allows me to use Apple Car Play which a great way to stay safe while still answering text messages. Unless you are very familiar with modern radio wiring I would strongly recommend the Crutchfield ready harness. I had the unit installed in less that 2 hours thanks to the ready harness. Everything works just as advertised!

Pros: Lots of features. Looks like a factory head unit.

Cons: Could use better install instructions for the IDatalink Maestro. Needed a dash mounted USB dual port to complete the install without having USB wires hanging somewhere. Easy solution for 10 bucks from an online supplier.

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

Audiophiles Dream

Crutchfield customer from Baldwin, NY on 9/19/2019

2007 Lexus RX350

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

This is and excellent receiver with every conceivable bell and whistle. There are so many options for sound shaping that the owners manual is like the size of a dictionary. It's very complex to learn but once you go thru the countless menu options it's a breeze. The sound quality is equivalent to a quality home receiver. The input and output options are numerous with the option for 3 camera inputs video and audio inputs and outputs. The navigation is second to none. I installed this in my 2007 Lexus RX 350 and it interfaced with the existing amps digital inputs keeping all my features of sound stage height driver position etc. I used the maestro and axecess digital modules sold separately for Crutchfield for a factory install right down to the steering wheel controls that I programmed for 2 functions each. A long press and a short press gives me much more functionality than the factory head unit. You will not be disappointed in this high end unit. I plan on purchasing the dash cam which plugs in to its own interface in the rear of the unit. This has some very modern features such as lane departure and delay start. I also love the fact that if your car is bumped in parking lot it automatically records the incident capturing the vehicle involved and the culprit. Like I said there are way too many features to list in a review. Download the manual from Kenwoods's site and be amazed.

Pros: Best auto receiver on the market.

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

7 of 7 found this helpful

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Crutchfield customer from Westminster, CO on 9/10/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Nice unit, easy to use and sounds very good.

Pros: Easy to use Garmin Navigation and

Cons: Only thing wrong is I can't fade front to back, only balance side to side.

Crutchfield response on

4 of 4 found this helpful

radio

Crutchfield customer from Manassas, VA on 9/3/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great radio

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 2 found this helpful

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Crutchfield customer from Groton, CT on 8/22/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Excellent performance, easy to install and set up, easy to operate.

Pros: Clear easy instructions, easy to install, easy to set up, sounds great.

Cons: None from me!

Crutchfield response on

1 of 2 found this helpful

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Crutchfield customer from Burlington, KY on 7/29/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 9 found this helpful

Kenwood Excelon DNX696S

Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 4/30/2019

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great radio. Great sound

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

3 of 16 found this helpful

TOP