2-DIN Chassis: The eXcelon DNX9960 has a
2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN or size DD), 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.
Note: As always, please consult the "Crutchfield
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 features
a motorized 6.95" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix
system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000
total pixels. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video
graphics, making menu navigation easy. The monitor electronically slides down
for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 7-step adjustable viewing angle,
including a reversible-tilt angle. This unit has touch screen controls with
interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes: You can choose from the
following screen modes for DVD, Video, iPod, USB, and Rear-camera playback:
- Normal: Displays 16:9 widescreen format
pictures that fill the entire screen width, and 4:3 (conventional
TV) pictures display with black bars on either side.
- Full: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally
to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture
slightly but retaining full image height.
Expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally only at the edges.
- Zoom: Expands 4:3 pictures both
horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without
distorting the picture but cutting off the top and bottom
Display Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, color, tint, and black level to suit your viewing needs.
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is
best suited to your first language - English, French, Spanish, German, Italian,
Portuguese, Japanese, or Chinese.
Front Panel Controls With Changeable Illumination: In addition
to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used soft-touch buttons
along the bottom edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination
from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green,
Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select
three custom user colors that are adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue values from
0-31 each (256 Color Pallet). In addition, you can download still images for use as the unit's background
from a connected USB thumbdrive.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 22-pin harness
must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle
is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display automatically
when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white
Illumination wire of this player's harness.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to protect
the Kenwood DNX9960 against theft. Turning this function "On" allows the security
indicator light on the front-panel of the headunit to flash when your vehicle's
ignition is off.
Navigation: With built-in Garmin navigation technology and
NAVTEQ mapping software, the Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 features on-screen maps of
the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico which includes over 6 million Points
of Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your destination
using the headunit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the DNX9960's
navigation system guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows, and
directions along the top of the map. Your route is marked with a highlighted
line and an arrow, while your destination is marked with a checkered flag.
SiRF Star III: The SiRF Star III GPS chipset is so sensitive
that it's forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you
additional placement options.
GPS Antenna: The eXcelon DNX9960 comes supplied with a GPS antenna
that features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5' cable terminated by a
proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the back of the headunit.
The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive magnetic base if you are
having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount the antenna.
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. The DNX9960 also features pre-recorded voices, which have a
limited vocabulary and do not speak names of locations or streets.
Find Locations and Routes: The unit's "Where To?" menu
screen offers the following features to help you find your destination.
- Browse Map: Allows you to search for a destination by
touching and dragging the map.
- Go Home: Store one home location to allow you to
calculate a route home from any current location
- Address: Input your destination address by house
number, street, and city.
- Cities: Allows you to search by city's name.
- Intersection: Allows you to search where to streets
- Routes: Allows you to select from previously created
- Coordinates: Allows you to search your destination by
longitude and latitude values.
- Phone Number: Allows you to search your destination by
enter the place's phone number.
- Recently Found: Choose from one of your 50 most recent
destinations or waypoints.
- Favorites: You can save all of your favorite places in
the navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later.
- Points-of-Interest: Allows you to search for over
6-millions points of interest in the following categories: Food and Drink,
Lodging, Fuel, Transit, Shopping, Bank or ATM, Parking, Entertainment,
Recreation, Attractions, Hospitals, Community, or Auto Services. The "Spell
Name" feature allows you to enter a point of interest by name.
- Extras: You can manually load custom points of interest
(POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet. Some
custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as safety
cameras and school zones. The navigation system can notify you when you
approach one of these points (Proximity Alert). You can download the custom
POIs onto a CD-R or DVD-/+R, which can then be loaded into the unit's
Search Modes: The navigation system automatically searches
for places near your current location. You can also choose to have the
DNX9960 search for places in a different city, a recent destination, a favorite
destination, projected destination, or along your current route.
Multiple Destination Routing (Via Points): You can add
intermediate destination points (via points) to your routes as you create it.
You can also add points to your route after its been created when you go to edit
the route. You can program up to 500 via points for long trips.
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.
2D/3D Map: 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).
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) Function: Two screens, the navigation screen
and source screen can be displayed at the same time in split-screen. When the
PIP function is on, touch the source screen switches between the camera image
and source image. You are able to control both the navigation screens functions
as well as the source screen functions.
Color Modes: Select between Day (for a bright background),
Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the
Route Preference: Selects the preference for your
calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance, Less Fuel, or Off Road.
Avoidance Setup: This feature allows you to enter specific
areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can choose to avoid U-Turns,
Highways, Toll Roads, Traffic, Ferries, Carpool Lanes, or Unpaved Roads.
Auto Reroute: If you happen to depart from your original
route, the internal navigation system recalculates the route and provides new
Detour: The navigation system attempts 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 DNX9960 might
not calculate a detour.
Turn Pages: The following pages help guide you along the
turns of your calculated route.
- Turn-List: When you are navigating a route, the Turn
List page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the
distance between turns.
- Next Turn: When you are navigating a route, the Next
Turn page shows the turn on the map and the distance and time left before
you reach the turn.
- Lane Assist: When available, the Lane Assist page may
display a view of the upcoming junction and in which lane you should be
driving to make you next turn or exist.
Trip Log: The Trip Log creates a bread crumb trail (trip
log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log can be displayed on the
map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.
Trip Computer: The trip computer shows current speed,
current direction, distance to destination, total distance traveled, average
speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving, maximum speed, total
trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can reset just the maximum
speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.
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) about your vehicle.
- Fuel Report: If you have entered your vehicle profiles
and the current fuel price, the DNX9960 calculates the average fuel economy
for your vehicle, your carbon footprint, and the cost of the fuel consumed.
- ecoChallenge Tool: The ecoChallenge tool helps you
maximize your fuel economy by scoring your driving habits. The high your
overall score for a driving challenge, the more fuel you could save. You
overall score is the average of these three scores:
- Acceleration: Gain points for gradual acceleration;
lose points for rapid acceleration.
- Deceleration: Gain points for gradual braking; lose
points for hard braking.
- Speed: Gain points for driving at the best speed
for conserving fuel, which is 45-60mph for most vehicles.
- 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 is created for every route that you drive. If
you stop a route on your navigation system, a mileage report is crated for
the distance you traveled.
- Less Fuel Routes: The Less Fuel rote is calculated
based on speed limit and acceleration data.
Note: The data provide by the ecoRoute feature is only
an estimate. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.
Traffic Information System: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 features a
built-in NAVTEQ traffic receiver and allows you to add-on a TMC traffic receiver
(sold separately) to get up-to-date, real-time traffic information over FM
- Built-in NAVTEQ Traffic Receiver: The built-in NAVTEQ
traffic receiver receives real-time traffic data from NAVTEQ and displays it
Kenwood in-dash navigation headunit's video display. Real-time traffic is
delivered over FM radio using a radio data system (RDS) sub-carrier channel.
The NAVTEQ Traffic receiver's data is designed for seamless integration with
the headunit's digital map content. NAVTEQ Traffic provides comprehensive,
reliable nationwide coverage with traffic flow conditions and speed values.
It notifies you of unplanned incidents such as accidents and stalled
vehicles, as well as planned incidents such as road construction and
- Optional TMC (Traffic Message Channel) Receiver:
Using an optional Kenwood FM Traffic Receiver (113GTM10,
sold separately), the navigation system can receive, display, and use
traffic information. The FM TMC traffic receiver receives traffic
information that is broadcast over the FM Radio Data System. The traffic map
shows color-coded traffic flow and delays on nearby roads. When a traffic
message is receive, you can see the event on the map an change your route to
avoid the traffic incident. When calculating your route, the navigation
system examines the current traffic and automatically optimizes the route
for the shortest time.
Note: A subscription is required to receiver the Traffic
Message Channel (TMC) service. Because NAVTEQ traffic is subsidized by
unobtrusive pop-up advertising there is no subscription fees. Service is
offered in 80 US Markets
Tools: The eXcelon DNX9960 offers tools you can use as you travel:
- World Clock: The world clock allows you to display the
current time for four locations throughout the world. You can also display a
map of the world showing which portions are in daylight and which are in
- Calculator: The calculator allows you to perform simple
Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all navigation system
functions when the vehicle's parking break is disengaged, that require
significant operator attention and could become a distraction while driving.
Software/Map Data Updates:
To update the navigation software, you must have a Secure Digital (SD) card, an
SD card reader, and an Internet connection. The navigation system will provide
periodic notification at startup when the preloaded maps are considered out of
date. You can purchase an SD card of updated map data from Garmin.
Note: The unit's SD
card slot is hidden behind its motorized front-panel. The monitor slides
down to access the SD card slot. The SD card is only used for software and
map updates, and cannot be used to playback audio/video content.
24-Bit D-A Converter: For superb quality audio
playback from DVDs, CDs, and USB media, the DNX9960 is equipped with a
24-bit digital-to-analog converter.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 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
DNX9960 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
7ch/5V Preamp Outputs: The eXcelon DNX9960 features front,
rear, center, and subwoofer 5-volt preamp outputs. The front, rear, and
center-channel preamp outputs feature fade control, while the subwoofer and
preamp output is non-fading.
Supreme: The Supreme
function is used to extrapolate and supplement with a proprietary algorithm, the
high-frequency range that is cut-off when encoding compressed audio files. This
function works on DVD/CD, USB, and iPod sources.
Dolby Digital/DTS/Pro-Logic II: The eXcelon DNX9960 supports
playback of Dolby Digital and DTS DVD discs via the unit's 5.1ch preamp outputs
(stereo-Front, stereo-Rear, mono-Center, and stereo-Sub). The headunit also
supports Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie, Music, Matrix, Bypass, Bypass+Center) for
non-digital surround formatted discs. During Dolby Pro Logic II you can make the
- Dimension: sets the surround position by adjusting the
front and rear volume balance
- Center Width: sets the vocal image position by
adjusting the right and left vocal volume level
- Panorama: assigns front left and right signals to
surround channels for wider sound.
SRS WOW HD: The eXcelon DNX9960 is equipped with SRS WOW HD, a
technology developed by SRS (Sound Retrieval Systems) Labs, which restores the
loss that occurs to compressed audio delivered over the Internet and broadcast
media, and reduces the hollow-sounding effects caused by smaller speakers. SRS
WOW HD incorporates other SRS technologies such as TruBass, Focus, and SRS 3D
for improving the sound of CDs and radio. You can select a WOW HD effect level
(Low, Mid, High), each with a specific value for TruBass, Focus, and SRS 3D. You
can also set your own values and store them under the WOW User memory.
- TruBass: adjusts the vertical position of the speaker
and sound image by virtual adjustment
- Focus: assists the playback of the super bass sound
- SRS 3D: makes a natural 3D sound field (you cannot se
SRS 3D in tuner source)
DSP (Digital Signal Processing): In order to optimize the
sound quality, you can use the unit's Digital Signal Processing to set the type
of vehicle, speaker sizes, distances and x-over points. The DSP settings include
- Cabin Setting: Choose from Compact, Full Size Car,
Wagon, Mini Van , Mini Van Long, SUV, or Off
- Position Control: 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 by selecting the distance 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.
- Front: Choose from Door, On Dash, or Under Dash
- Rear: Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd
- Speaker Size: You can select the speaker size for your
Front and Rear speakers, as well as your subwoofer.
- Front: Choose from 6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6",
5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4", or 5"
- Tweeter: Select either On or Off
- Rear: Choose from 6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6", 5"x7",
6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4", 5", or None
- Center: None, 2-3/4" x 1-9/16", 2", 4", 5", or 6-1/2"
- Subwoofer: Select from 10", 12", 15", None, 6-1/2"
- Channel Level: You can adjust the volume level (-10 to
+10dB) for each speaker (Center, Left-Front, Right-Front, Left-Rear,
Right-Rear). You can also adjust the subwoofer level from -50 to +10dB.
- Digital Time Alignment (DTA): Choose from 0.00 to 20.3
feet for the Front pair of speakers, Rear pair of speakers and Subwoofer
distances in reference to the distance between your listening positioning
and the locations of the particular speakers. You can set the Center speaker
from 0.00 to 11.3 feet.
- X'Over: The headunit features independent Front and
Rear high-pass crossovers as well as a subwoofer low-pass crossover.
- Front High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80 ,90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -12,
-18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
- Rear High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -12,
-18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
- Center High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -12,
-18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
- Subwoofer Low Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40,
50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of
-12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
- Subwoofer Phase: Choose either Normal or Reverse
Note: You can choose to bypass the headunit's DSP
Equalizer Control: Equalizer Control allows you to use one
of the System Q presets, or set your own custom settings for the front and back
speakers using the 5-band Equalizer. The EQ adjustments are as follows:
- System Q Presets: You can select from Natural, Rock,
Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Game, iPod or User.
- Equalizer Settings: Individual 13-Band frequency
adjustment (-9 to +9dB) for Front, Rear and Center using the following
frequencies - 62.5Hz, 100,Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz,
2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, and 16kHz
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for low and high
tones during low volume. You can turn this feature either on or off. Only the
low tone is compensated for when the tuner is selected as a source.
Bass Boost: The eXcelon DNX9960 features a three-step Bass Boost
(Off, 1, 2) to enhance your music's lower frequencies.
Bass DC Extension: When this feature is turned on it extends
the bass center frequency to the low register by approximately 20% adding
additional bass response to your system.
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.
Volume Offset Control: 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 -15 to 0.
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q-EX, and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, USB, Aux,
Setup Memory: Audio Control, AV-IN Setup, AV Interface,
Navigation, and Audio Setup settings can be
memorized and recalled at any time. When the settings are cleared when the unit
is disconnected from the battery, they can be restored.
Dual Zone Capability: The unit's dual zone control allows
you to independently set the source for the front and rear channels. You can set
the front channels to Tuner, Sirius, XM, DVD, Video, USB, iPod, Bluetooth,
Navigation, or Standby. You can set the rear channels to DVD, Video, iPod, USB, or
Off. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0 to 35.
CR-2 Tuner: The eXcelon DNX9960 uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides
high signal strength for clear radio reception. The tuner features the Clean
Reception System Circuit (CRSC) for improved rejection of distortion due to
multi-path. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto
2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each
button press), or Manual.
Radio Data System (RDS): The unit's tuner features RDS
(Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit
data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received,
you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking
at the program service name which appears in the display after the frequency.
RDS features an emergency transmission function which interrupts regular
programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe
storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will
automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not
listening to the radio.
Station Name Preset (SNPS): This feature allows you to
assign names to radio stations. Up to 24 AM and FM stations can be named. Each
name can be up to 16 characters in length. The Preset Select menu will display
the six presets in each band either by name or frequency.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting
an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner to this receiver:
- Sirius: To receive SIRIUS Satellite
Radio, you can connect the optional SIRIUS Universal Vehicle
Tuner (607SCC1) and the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite
Radio Interface (113CASR20V); package item number 700SIRKENV;
or you can connect the optional CA-SR20V Kenwood Sirius
Satellite Radio Interface and the SiriusConnect vehicle
docking kit (607SCVDOC1); package item number
along with your compatible SIRIUS Dock & Play receiver (all sold
SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 streams of
original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65
streams of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and
news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's
- XM: A portable
XM Satellite Radio receiver can be connected to the headunit via its auxiliary input.
Note: A subscription is also required
to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: The eXcelon DNX9960 is HD Radio ready. With an optional
Kenwood HD Radio tuner (113HR300, sold separately), you will be able to
receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new
technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as
include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable
on the receiver's display. The Kenwood KTC-HR300 is also capable of iTunes
tagging. iTunes tagging gives the ability to tag a song (up to 50) and stores it
to a connected iPod. The next time the iPod is connected to iTunes the tagged
songs are displayed with the option to purchase them from the iTunes Store.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting
using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in
your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
External Tuner Note: You cannot connect both a Satellite
Radio Interface and HD Radio tuner to the headunit's KAB port.
DVD/CD Slot: The unit's
DVD/CD slot is hidden behind its motorized front-panel which slides down so you
can insert or eject your disc.
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 supports playback of DVD-Video,
DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, CD-ROM, DTS-CD, and VCD
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play AAC (16-320 kbps),
MP3 (32-320 kbps) and WMA (48-192 kbps) files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
and DVD+/-R/W discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo and Long file name
formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 254 folders per
disc, and 255 files per folder (65,025 maximum number of files and folders). During
AAC/MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays song, artist, and album information (up
to 128 characters). The unit supports ID3 Tag version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, and
JPEG/MPEG Playback: This
unit can play back JPEG (Baseline format: 8192 x 7680, Progressive format: 1600
x 1200) still image files recorded onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, and CD-R/W discs. The unit
also supports video playback of MPEG1 (352 x 240, 362 x 288) and MPEG2 (720 x
480, 720 x 576) NTSC video files recorded onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs.
DivX Playback: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 supports playback of DivX
and DivX VOD video recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW discs.
Setting: If there is a problem with the CD player reading a disc with
a special format, you can switch to a second CD Read setting which forces the
player to read the disc. CD Read setting 1 is for normal CDs and MP3/WMA discs,
while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA/AAC discs or VCD.
List Select: The List Select function allows you to search folders and
audio/video/pictures files stored on a disc.
DVD Display Setup: You can setup the monitor to display a 16:9, 4:3
Letter-Box, or 4:3 Pan&Scan aspect ratio when viewing a DVD disc.
Playback Screen: 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 briefly displays the information screen. For VCD
playback, the top center is the Zoom control area.
Direct Search: By entering its number with the optional
remote (KNA-RCDV330, sold separately) you can directly access title, chapter,
time, track, channel, or frequency.
Video Display Adjustments: During playback of a video or still image
you can reverse the picture horizontally and rotate the picture clockwise or
Zoom: The eXcelon DNX9960 features a 4 level zoom (1, 2, 3, or 4x) when
playing back video and still images.
Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to restrict
DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental control
rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Dual USB Ports: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 features two rear-panel
type-A ports (2.0 High-Speed/1.1 Full-Speed) that are individually attached to the chassis with a 39" cord to allow for various
placement options during installation. The USB ports enable playback of MP3
(32-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), and AAC (16-320 kbps) audio files; as well as JPEG
(8192 x 7680 pixels base format/1600 x 1200 progressive format) still-picture
files. The DNX9960 also supports video playback of MPEG1 (352 x 240 or 352 x 288)
and MPEG2 (720 x 480 or 720 x 576) video files from connected portable USB mass-storage players, USB
thumb drives, or portable digital audio players. The USB ports are compatible with
all USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system.
The headunit can recognize up to 8 folder layers, 255 folders, 255 files per
folder, and 65,025
total files. The unit can also support up to a maximum of 7,000 files per
playlist. The unit will display any recorded song, artist, and album information,
as well as Album Art stored on
your connected USB devices (up to 128 characters). Your USB devices' rechargeable batteries
will be recharged while they are connected to the USB ports of the DNX9960 and the unit is
iPod High Speed Connection: The navigation headunit's USB
port and rear-panel 3.5mm A/V AUX input are compatible with select iPod/iPhone
devices when used with the optional KCA-iP301V adapter (113IP301V,
sold separately). One end of this cable plugs directly into your iPod's dock
connector while the other end of the cable uses three connectors that plug into
the back of the eXcelon DNX9960. The USB type-A connector portion of the cable
plugs into the receiver's USB port and handles the control and charging of your
iPod/iPhone, so you can navigate through your music and video files using the
headunit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on its display. The
two 3.5mm minijack connectors of the cable plug into the unit's A/V 3.5mm inputs
and transfer the music and video from your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood eXcelon
DNX9960. By using the Auxiliary input, the music travels to the receiver as an
analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've
stored on your iPod/iPhone.
- USB Connection: The USB direct connection enables
high-speed iPod data communications of 12MB/bps via the optional KCA-iP301V
(3-Wire) interface. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large media
library to be loaded instantly to the navigation headunit.
- Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood multimedia headunit
supports both audio/video playback from your compatible iPod or iPhone.
Using the optional Kenwood iPod/iPhone connector cable (sold separately),
you can enjoy audio/video playback of music and movie files stored on your
iPod or iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
- Media Navigation: Controlling your iPod/iPhone from the
eXcelon DNX9960 is seamless when used with the optional KCA-iP301V cable.
The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 will allow you to navigate your iPod/iPhone's
music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer, Song, and
Podcast; or your video library by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video
Podcast, and Rented Movie (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will
be locked). The eXcelon DNX9960 also offers Link Search, which searches for
other songs of the currently selected artist.
- Music Information Display: The eXcelon DNX9960 also
supports metadata display of music stored on your iPod/iPhone. The
multimedia headunit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information,
including - Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, Artist Name,
Album Title, and Album Art.
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is
set to ACC or ON, the headunit's USB connection will power and charge your
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960
and the KCA-iP301V iPod adapter cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and
supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of June 2010):
Model ||Generation ||Media Type ||Control
Type ||Charge |
|Audio ||Video ||Headunit ||iPod/iPhone ||Song/Artist Info ||Track Info |
|dock connector ||3rd ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|4th ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|mini ||1st ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|2nd ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|video ||5th ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
||80GB ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|120GB ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|160GB ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
||1st || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|2nd ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3rd ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4th ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|5th ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|6th ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|touch ||1st ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2nd ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3rd ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4th ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPhone ||2G ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3G ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3GS || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|4 ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality.
If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software
version or wait until an newer software update is available. Not
compatible with iOS 4.0 for iPhone (3G/3GS) or iPod touch (2nd/3rd gen).
Dual AV Input: The eXcelon DNX9960 is equipped with two audio/video inputs;
consisting of a composite video jack and a pair of stereo RCA jacks. These
composite/stereo terminals can be used to connect external audio/video sources.
The audio/video inputs can be named "VIDEO", "DVD", "VCD", "VCR", "GAME", TV or
Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for
connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-200 (113CMOS200,
sold separately). The video from this connection can be set to display when
switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when
the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. You can also display the video of the
rear view camera in a mirror image, if desired. The purple/white wire in the
wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching.
A/V Output: The unit features a set of stereo RCA jacks and a
composite video jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor. You can choose
AV-In, DVD, iPod, USB or Off as the source for the A/V output.
Voice Control: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 is equipped with
an Automatic Speech Recognition function which allows you to operate certain
functions of this unit and connected devices with your voice, using the supplied
external microphone and external "talk" button. You can select Sources, operate
Bluetooth and Navigation functions, as well as control audio/video search and
playback functions from CD, DVD, Satellite or HD Radio, and iPod. The supported
languages are US English, UK English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and
Built-In Bluetooth: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 features built-in
2.4GHz Bluetooth technology (version 2.0) with a range of 32.8 ft and supports
the following profiles: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Headset Profile), OPP
(Object Push Profile), PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile), SPP (Serial Port
Profile), SYNC (Synchronization Profile), A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). The Kenwood DNX9960
offers Bluetooth hands-free communication, as well as Bluetooth audio control.
Your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone or audio player must be paired with the
DNX9960 initially. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices (only
one can be used at a time).
- Bluetooth Hands-free Communication: The Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 supports
Bluetooth's Hands-Free Profile communication. The unit's touchscreen controls
can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The DNX9960
can even be setup to automatically answer a call. The DNX9960 also supports Call
Waiting which allows you to answer another incoming call with the current call
suspended. The unit comes with an external microphone with adjustable gain so
you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the other
party through your car's front speakers. During a conversation, you can switch
between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands
Free Mode. Your cell phone must be paired with the DNX9960 before you make and
receive calls. You can register up to five cell phones (only one paired phone
can be used at a time). You can also wirelessly download the short message (SMS)
arrived at your cell-phone so that is can be read on the headunit's display.
Using the DNX9960, 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 32 digits.
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6
phone numbers for quick dialing.
- Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone
book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the DNX9960.
Up to 1000 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 for a number by the initials, or you can search the phone
book in alphabetical order.
- Call Log: The Call Log 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.
- Outgoing Call List: Allows you to dial by using the
outgoing call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are stored in the outgoing
- Incoming Call List: Allows you to dial by using the
incoming call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are stored in the incoming
- Missed Call List: Allows you to dial by using the
missed call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are stored in the missed call
- Voice Dialing: Allows you to dial a number by voice
command from the Phonebook, Preset Numbers, Call History, or saying the
- Bluetooth Audio Control: The headunit also supports
Bluetooth's wireless Audio Streaming Profile and Bluetooth's Audio Control
Profile. This allows you to listen to audio files stored on your Bluetooth
enabled audio player or cell-phone. You can wirelessly transmit music from
your Bluetooth compatible cell-phone or portable audio player to the DNX9960
and control your stored music files through the Kenwood receiver. Playback
functions include: Play/Pause, Skip Back/Forward, Fast Forward/Reverse, and
Note: Not all Bluetooth enabled cell-phones will be
compatible. Please visit Kenwood.com for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled phones.
Wireless Remote Control: The
included KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control unit is designed to operate most
functions of this Kenwood navigation headunit.
The KNA-RCDV331 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 navigation headunit within direct
line of sight.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The unit also features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
the optional PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.