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Kenwood DMX1037S Digital multimedia receiver (does not play discs)

Item # 113DMX1037

While factory “floating” displays often appear in late-model vehicles, Kenwood heaps on the...

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About the Kenwood DMX1037S

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Floating media controller

While factory “floating” displays often appear in late-model vehicles, Kenwood heaps on the feature-packed aftermarket advantages in its DMX1037S digital multimedia receiver. You'll easily see all your media info and controls with its huge 10.1” high-definition display. You also get all the latest smartphone interfaces such as Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto®, and you can also customize the display to show travel aids you need most, such as the weather and navigation. And yes, there's still a clock and a volume knob, too.

Floating media controller

While factory “floating” displays often appear in late-model vehicles, Kenwood heaps on the feature-packed aftermarket advantages in its DMX1037S digital multimedia receiver. You'll easily see all your media info and controls with its huge 10.1” high-definition display. You also get all the latest smartphone interfaces such as Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto®, and you can also customize the display to show travel aids you need most, such as the weather and navigation. And yes, there's still a clock and a volume knob, too.

Handy mounting features

This receiver's chassis fits in most double-DIN dash openings, and since there's no disc player, the mounting depth shouldn't be a major issue for most vehicles. Once you've mounted the chassis in your dash opening, you can adjust its vertical mounting height, as well as choose from two depth positions, to free up other vehicle controls and vents in your ride. Once the screen is fixed into the chassis, you can also manually tilt the display forward and back to compensate for angled dashes and glare.

Check your dash!

Important Note — The screen measures 10.313" x 7.125". Before ordering, check for possible interference with your dash, your shifter, and all other controls.

Kenwood DMX1037S digital multimedia receiver

This Kenwood's big screen delivers the info you want quickly and clearly.

Customizable display

The DMX1037S has a big screen for crisp, detailed video, but you can adjust its layout so it looks (and works) the way you like. Movable widgets let you bring the important stuff to the forefront, such as music sources, navigation, and a clock. Kenwood's free Portal app lets you transfer photos from your smartphone for slide shows and personal backgrounds for your in-dash media hub.

Getting your phone involved

Using this Kenwood's wireless connection, your smartphone links right up and you're ready to roll with all the voice-control wonderfulness that Android Auto and Apple CarPlay bring to driving. (Find out more at and In addition, the DMX1037S offers wireless or wired screen mirroring for select Android phones, which lets you select apps directly from the Kenwood touchscreen.

And when your phone needs some juice, plug it in, and you'll still get access to all your navigation, phone calls, weather, text messages, and music through simple controls and voice commands you're familiar with — while your battery charges. If you prefer to stay wireless and you have a compatible phone, you can also charge up with a wireless Qi charger.

Let's get to the music (and talk, and news, and sports)

Into your high-res music library? The DMX1037S will play high-res music files stored on a USB drive, including WAV, FLAC, and DSD files. Using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto will open up even more internet-based music, talk radio, and podcast apps for you, as well. If you're looking for radio stations that won't fade away, add a SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood to enjoy satellite radio's deep programming from coast to coast. You can stay in tune locally as well and enjoy crystal-clear audio from participating stations with this Kenwood's built-in HD Radio® tuner.

Immersive tone controls and system expansion

For those who like total control over their sound, the big display and widgets help there, too. Kenwood included a 13-band equalizer, digital time alignment, and bass/subwoofer controls that can be part of your home screen for quick adjustments on the fly. The DMX1037S also includes three pairs of 4-volt RCA preamp outputs that provide an ultra-clean signal when you add amplifiers to your system.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

The DMX1037S offers compatibility in a growing number of aftermarket radios, thanks to iDatalink's Maestro modules (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, the Maestro ADS-MRR module let you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out engine performance data and other vehicle info on the Kenwood's screen, even radar info from a compatible detector. iDatalink also now offers the Maestro ADS-MRR2 module, which adds features like programmable outputs for add-on accessory items, such as lighting and winch accessories, as well as built-in Bluetooth for future wireless software updates for the module. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the compatible iDatalink ADS-MRR modules offered on the way to the Shopping Cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

Some states and localities prohibit or restrict the use of video and information displays in vehicles — it is your responsibility to see if any restrictions or prohibitions apply in your area.


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 10.1" HD capacitive touchscreen display
      • AAS display technology for wider viewing angle
      • before final installation, depth and height of the display can be adjusted to provide dash vent and control access
    • Wi-Fi certified
    • Waze-ready with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
    • customizable display background and widget controls
    • ambient lighting and multi-function volume knob controls
    • plays high-res FLAC, WAV, and DSD files on USB drives
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • Bluetooth built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    Smartphone features:
    • compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless or wired)
    • wireless (Miracast) and wired (HDMI) mirroring for Android
    Audio/video features:
    • plays USB memory devices
    • 13-band equalizer with digital time alignment
    • subwoofer level, phase, and low-pass crossover controls
    • compatible with SiriusXM's aftermarket satellite radio tuner (sold separately, subscription required)
    • direct connection and control with Kenwood's DRV-N520 Drive Recorder dash cam
    • inputs: rear USB input, HDMI input, rear A/V input (mini), four camera inputs (including 2 high-def inputs and DRV-N520 input)
    • outputs: rear A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other info:
    • Important note — Monitor dimensions are 10.313" x 7.125". Before ordering, check for possible interference with your dash.
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • works with iDataLink Maestro modules
      • retains factory features in a wide selection of vehicles
      • displays engine performance and other vehicle data on touchscreen
      • K40/Escort radar detector-ready
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # DMX1037S

    What's in the box:

    • 10.1" Touchscreen monitor
    • Source unit (15A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • 39" USB extension cable
    • GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • Self-adhesive mounting pad
    • Large plastic bracket
    • 2 Small plastic brackets
    • 2 Metal brackets
    • 2 Machine screws
    • 6 Hex-head screws
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Quick Start Guide
    • "CAUTION" note
    • Warranty Card

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    More details on the Kenwood DMX1037S

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Composite+Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    USB Port Power 1.5A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input Yes
    CarPlay Wireless
    Android Auto Wireless
    Siri Control CarPlay only
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio Y
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch 7Gen
    iPhone 6S and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    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) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 10.1
    Screen Type Swipeable (Capacitive)
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 7.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV,DSD
    High-res Playback WAV/FLAC (24-bit/192kHz)

    Product Research

    Floating Display Design
    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    HD+SiriusXM+Apple Radio
    USB & HDMI Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV/Camera/OEM Connectivity

    Floating Display Design

    Two-Piece Configuration The Kenwood DMX1037S digital multimedia receiver features a two-piece floating display configuration with an external 10.1" capacitive touchscreen monitor and a separate Double-DIN (4") source unit. Separating the large touchscreen monitor from the chassis allows the DMX1037S to be installed in a standard Double-DIN (4") dash opening. The Double-DIN (4") source units mounts in the dash and the 10.1" touchscreen monitor attaches to the front of the source unit using the included hardware and integrated connector (dash kit, wiring harness, interface module, adapters are required and sold separately).

    Note: The Kenwood DMX1037S will not fit in some vehicles with a Double-DIN opening due to its large 10.1" touchscreen monitor interfering with your vehicle's factory equipment on the dash.

    Floating Touchscreen Monitor: Depending on your vehicle's factory radio location and the location of other factory equipment, you may need to adjust the mounting position of the touchscreen monitor in order to prevent impairment of vehicle driving operations. The floating touchscreen monitor offers depth, height, and tilt adjustments to ensure the best fit and usability in your vehicle's dash. The touchscreen monitor measures 10.3125" (w) x 7.125" (h) x 3.125" (d) - including integrated connector and mounting bracket.

    • Depth Adjustment: The depth adjustment lets you move the floating monitor forward or backward 0.8125", allowing more or less space between the monitor and your vehicle's dash kit and dash for a better fit.
    • Height Adjustment: The floating monitor can be adjusted up or down 1.5625" to prevent interference with climate controls, vents, and other factory equipment on your vehicle's dash for better fit and operation..
    • Tilt Adjustment: You can adjust the angle of floating monitor for better usability and visibility. In addition to its vertical 90 degree angle (default), the monitor can be tilted -10 degrees backward or +45 degrees forward.


    • The depth, height, and tilt adjustments are all done manually (not electronically).
    • The depth and height adjustments must be made prior to final installation and cannot be done during operation.
    • See the included Installation Manual for specific dimensions at each depth, height, and tilt setting.

    Double-DIN Source Unit: The included source unit fits in a standard 4" Double-DIN opening (applicable kit, harness, etc. will be required and sold separately for your vehicle). Once the source unit is mounted in the dash, the 10.1" touchscreen monitor attaches and connects to the front of the source unit using the included hardware and integrated proprietary connector. All of the Kenwood DMX1037S''s inputs and outputs are found on the rear-panel of the source unit.

    • Chassis: including wiring harness, GPS antenna, Bluetooth mic, and USB extension cable connections
      • Width: 7.005"
      • Height: 3.945"
      • Depth: 6.735" (w/o preout connections), 6.785" (w/ preout connections)
    • Nose: including integrated connector and mounting bracket
      • Width: 6.675"
      • Height: 3.805"
      • Depth: 1.125"

    Note: The Kenwood DMX1037S mounts in a Double-DIN (4") opening using the your vehicle's factory brackets or the brackets included with your dash kit (sold separately). The DMX1037S does not mount in a dash using a sleeve or cage.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    10.1" Touchscreen Monitor: The Kenwood DMX1037S features an all-new electrostatic capacitive touch panel and high-definition LCD panel with high luminance white LED backlighting that delivers vivid color, high-contrast, and crisp detail, as well as highly responsive touch operation. This 10.1" widescreen (16:9) electrostatic capacitive touchscreen LCD panel has a high resolution of 1280 (H) x 720 (V) x RGB with 2,764,800 total pixels, a 170° high viewing angle, 600cd/m high brightness, and 900:1 high contrast ratio. The 10.1" touchscreen monitor provides room for more information that is large and easy to see with just a glance.

    • Optical Clear Adhesive (OCA): Optical Clear Adhesive (OCA) is added between the touch screen and the LCD to eliminate the air layer and suppress light reflection and glare; this design enhances the contrast and brightness and maintains the visibility of the display in various environments
    • Azimuthal Anchoring Switch (AAS): The AAS (Azimuthal Anchoring Switch) display technology of the LCD panel assures you a wider viewing angle of 170° for both horizontal and vertical directions. Together with the protective film which minimizes reflection and glare from sunlight, you can enjoy clear images even from the passenger or back seats.
    • Capacitive Touchscreen Controls: The capacitive touchscreen is highly responsive. Touchscreen operations include tap, touch & hold, flick left or right, and swipe up or down - very similar to your smartphone or tablet device.


      • To prevent the display of video from USB, Mirroring, and the AV-input while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (within 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". The parking brake wire must also be connected and the parking brake engaged for certain setup functions and menu options.
      • 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, and album artwork; as well CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Display Features: The Kenwood DMX1037S offers several unique display features, settings, enhancements, and adjustments.

    • Widget Screens: The unit's home screen is composed of a Driving Widget as well as a Source Control Widget overlaid on the background. You can move the Driving Widget from side to side or enlarge the Source Control Widget to optimize the screen for your intuitive operation. The Driving Widget allows selection of a clock, compass, or equalizer setting, etc., while the background allows selection of album art, audio visualizer, or photo.
    • Custom Home Screen & Shortcuts: You can customize the head unit's Home Screen by rearranging the icons and moving the icons of the twelve sources you use most to the first page of the Home Screen. Four programmable shortcut source keys offer a quick jump to your favorite sources from almost any screen.
    • Background Color & Wallpapers: You can choose between nine preset background colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White. You can also choose to link the displays color with the unit's front-panel variable color illumination that you set. In addition, there are seven preset background images (wallpapers) or you can download your own still image using the Kenwood Portal App (for Apple iOS 12.4+ and Android OS 6.0+) and use it as your wallpaper background.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a 3-way rotary control knob along the bottom edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination, as well as display background color from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, 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).

    Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim the head unit's display & front-panel illumination automatically when your vehicle's light switch is turned On, if you have the unit's orange/white "Illumination" wire connected to your vehicle's headlamp circuit. You can also choose to dim the display manually.

    Clock & Date: The digital multimedia receiver offers a 12-hour clock & day/month/year display. The clock is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory or run position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode. Pressing and holding the Power/Home button turns the unit off completely.

    Remote Control: The Kenwood DMX1037S 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. Kenwood also offers a remote application which allows you to control the receiver from your smartphone device, and another application that allows you transfer photos from your compatible smartphone device the Kenwood receiver.

    • Steering Wheel Controls: The head unit features a factory 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).
    • Optional IR Remote: The optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (sold separately - not available at Crutchfield) is designed to operate this Kenwood receiver. The wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at the front-panel of the Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight.
    • Remote S App: The Kenwood Remote S (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) is an application that will connect and control the in-dash receiver from your compatible Apple or Android device via Bluetooth, like a wireless remote control. You can select source input, as well as command basic playback controls such as Play/Pause or Previous/Next Track from the touchscreen of your compatible smartphone. This application can also display the receiver's source and song/artist information on the screen of your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
    • Kenwood Portal App: The Kenwood Portal App (for Apple iOS 12.4+ and Android OS 6.0+) lets you transfer photos from your compatible smartphone device to the Kenwood receiver via Bluetooth or USB. You'll also be able to create a slideshow and a customized wallpaper for the receiver.
    Android & iPhone Integration

    Built-In WiFi: The Kenwood DMX1037S receiver's built-in Dual-Band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) is utilized for Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Wireless, and Wireless Mirroring via Miracast for select Android devices. The built-in WiFi is not designed to be used with WiFi hotspots.

    • GPS Antenna: The included GPS antenna must also be installed for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay navigation maps. The GPS antenna comes with a self-stick pad which mounts it on top of your dash inside the vehicle.
    • Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay, Android Auto, and Mirroring apps 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. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    Android Auto Wireless: The Kenwood DMX1037S supports the Android Auto app for select Android smartphones using a wired or wireless connection. A Google or Samsung smartphone with Android OS 10.0+ or any smartphone with Android OS 11.0+ and 5GHz WiFi can utilize Android Auto Wireless with the Kenwood receiver using the latest version of the Android Auto app, plus a WiFi and Bluetooth connection (both wireless connections must be made; a wired USB connection must be made initially between the Android phone and the Kenwood receiver to setup Wireless Android Auto). Android smartphones running Oreo 8.0 or newer can also be connected to the Kenwood receiver's rear-panel USB port using the included USB extension cable and USB cable that came with your smartphone, plus be paired via Bluetooth. Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -

    • Google Assistant: The Kenwood receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Kenwood receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Kenwood receiver via YouTube Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto.


    • The initial setup for Android Auto requires that your vehicle be stopped and in park or have the parking brake engaged.
    • Only one Android device with Android Auto can be connected at a time. An Android Auto device and Apple CarPlay device cannot be connected at the same time.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
    • Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one supplied.
    • Click here to learn more About Android Auto and to see what phones are compatible.

    Wireless Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone 6S and up (iOS 9.0+), and is specially designed for driving scenarios. Your iPhone can be connected to the Kenwood DMX1037S wirelessly or via USB. A wireless connection to your compatible iPhone 6S and up (iOS 9.0+) can be made using the Kenwood receiver's built-in WiFi (5GHz) and Bluetooth (2.4GHz) - requires both wireless connections. Or, you can choose to connect your compatible iPhone 5 and up (iOS 7.1+) to the Kenwood receiver via USB. Your iPhone will need to be connected to the Kenwood receiver's rear-panel USB port. You can control CarPlay from the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen controls or use Siri to control to control CarPlay with just your voice. You'll be able to use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mails, send/receive text messages, select music, and even control Apple HomeKit compatible devices in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

    • Navigation Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via the Google Maps or Waze application instead of Apple Maps. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Kenwood receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Access your favorite artists, songs, playlists from Apple Music on your iPhone using the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks (subscriptions and fees may apply). Control these apps from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include:
    • Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of your thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.


    • Compatible iPhone models include the Apple iPhone 5 and up (wired) or iPhone 6S and up (wireless). Only one Apple iPhone with CarPlay can be connected at a time. An Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device cannot be connected at the same time. Use an Apple Certified cable that is 6' or less for a wired connection, and avoid using USB extension cables. Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay works best with a vehicle speed pulse connection. You will need either a radio replacement interface with a vehicle speed pulse connection or you can hardwire the Kenwood receiver's speed pulse wire to your vehicle's speed pulse wire (this method is much more time consuming and requires more installation experience). Wireless Apple CarPlay can also be used without connecting the vehicle speed pulse. However, location and position accuracy for navigation maps will suffer without the vehicle speed pulse connection.

    Miracast for Android (Wireless Mirroring): Wi-Fi Certified Miracast lets you wirelessly send the display of your compatible Android OS 4.2-up device that also supports Miracast to the receiver's touchscreen monitor. Smartphone manufacturers will refer to the Miracast Wireless Mirroring function differently and use terms such as Wireless Display, Screen Mirroring, AllShare Cast, etc. Miracast Wireless Mirroring allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Android device on the receiver's touchscreen (vehicle's parking brake must be engaged). You'll also be able to use the receiver's touchscreen to control your compatible Android smartphone (some Miracast compatible phones may not support this feature).

    • Not all Android OS 4.2-up devices will support Miracast. Future Android OS updates may cause the Miracast feature to not function properly. Click here to check for Miracast compatible Android smartphones and tablets.
    • Miracast (wireless mirroring) will require that the vehicle's parking brake be engaged to mirror your smartphone or view any content from your smartphone on the receiver's touchscreen monitor. Only audio content will be heard without the vehicle's parking brake engaged.
    • If your Android smartphone is locked, wireless mirroring may not function properly.
    • The Apple iPhone does not support Miracast or wireless mirroring.

    iPod/iPhone Music Playback Only: If you don't desire Apple CarPlay, you can also connect your Apple iPhone 6S and newer or iPod touch (7th Gen and newer) for music playback & control only via USB. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's rear-panel USB port. The Kenwood receiver supports playback of stored music and music apps, along music browsing and playback control, plus song/artist information and album art.

    • Head Unit Control: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod/iPhone's music library from its front-panel & touchscreen controls. The head unit offers unique search features like Category Search & Link Search, plus offers basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. You'll also still be able to control your connected iPod touch or iPhone from its own touchscreen so you can access other music applications.
      • Category Search: Category Search allows you to navigate your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre, Song, Podcast, Audiobook, or Radio. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical order).
      • Link Search: 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.
    • Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The DMX1037S will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. The unit will also display song/artist info and album art from select music apps.
    • Only one compatible Apple device can be connected at a time.
    • Not compatible iPod nano or older 30-pin Apple devices.
    • 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.

    Smartphone Charging: The Kenwood DMX1037S will also charge your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. The powerful USB provides max 1.5A of charge for iPhone and Android devices.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 5.0: The Kenwood DMX1037S is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 5.0 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 1.7 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile)
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.6 (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 DMX1037S.

    SSP & Auto Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DMX1037S without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the Kenwood receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the Kenwood receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's touchscreen.
    • Music Mix: The new Music Mix feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the Kenwood receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.

    Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.7) with wideband speech capability, the Kenwood DMX1037S provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The touchscreen controls of the DMX1037S 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 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 (1-30 seconds).
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DMX1037S, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number from the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dialing: Allows you to register up to 5 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phonebook: You can download phonebook data (up to 1000 entries) from your phone to the DMX1037S. You can then dial by using the downloaded phone book and search it alphabetically.
      • 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 entries total).
      • Voice Dialing: If your smartphone supports voice recognition (including Siri and Google Voice), 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: The Kenwood DMX1037S supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. 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 DMX1037S for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the DMX1037S offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the DMX1307S offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DMX1037S lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4-up phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • 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.

    External Microphone: The Kenwood DMX1037S includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, echo cancellation, and noise reduction of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.

    HD+SiriusXM+Apple 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 (80dB SNR @ 40-15kHz), while FM digital will have CD-like quality (80 dB SNR @ 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 DMX1037S 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: You can store 15 FM presets and 5 AM presets (total of 20). Not only does the digital multimedia 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 AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles; as well as Album Art.
    • Multicasting & Emergency Alerts: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8). HD Radio also delivers critical and life-saving messages to the public during emergency situations.
    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood DMX1037S is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 140+ 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: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category.
    • 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
    • Smart Favorite Presets: Up to 20 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. Up to 6 of your SiriusXM presets on the current band are recognized as Smart Favorites for advanced features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix.
      • TuneStart: 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: TuneScan plays the first 6 seconds of each song that has not been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as Smart Favorites.
      • TuneMix: TuneMix plays a unique blend of songs from your Smart Favorite preset music channels from the current SiriusXM preset band, allowing you to build a custom channel from as few as two to as many as six music channels.
    • 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.
    • Alerts: Receive alerts of your favorite song or artist, favorite sports teams, plus traffic and weather.
      • Content Alerts: When a broadcast program related to the your favorite artist or song starts, a message appears to allow you to switch to that station.
      • Sports Flash: Sports Flash will notify you when a big play happens during a game with one your favorite sports teams. You can choose to tune to that station or continue to listening to the previous channel.
      • Traffic & Weather Now: Traffic & Weather Now allows you to access the latest report whenever you want to hear it by city.
    • 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.

    Apple Music Radio (iPhone Only): You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone (iOS 8.0+) through the Kenwood DMX1037S. With a WiFi or cellular connection on your iPhone, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations through the Kenwood receiver. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations for almost any genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations. The touchscreen will also display song/artist/album information, along with Album art.

    Note: Access to Apple Radio will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    USB & HDMI Playback

    USB MSC Playback: The Kenwood DMX1037S features a rear-panel USB (Type-A) port that is attached to the chassis by a 7" pigtail and comes with a 39" USB extension cable. The USB port can be used for connection and control of a USB mass storage class (MSC) devices, such as a USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback of a variety of audio (including Hi-Res), video, and photo files stored on a compatible USB memory device (see chart below). USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital multimedia receiver's USB port (5V/1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The USB port does not support MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), AOA (Android Open Accessory), USB hubs, or card-readers.

    File Compatibility: The Kenwood DMX1037S supports the following types of audio (including Hi-Res), video, and photo files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type USB (MSC)
    File System FAT 16/32, exFAT, NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio MP3/WMA/AAC: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    WAV/FLAC (High-Res): bit depth of 16/24-bit; sampling frequency of 16-192kHz
    DSD (High-Res): bit depth of 1-bit; sampling frequency of 2.8 / 5.6 / 11.2 MHz
    Vorbis: variable bit-rate; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    Video MPEG-1: max resolution of 352 x 240 or 352 x 288; max bit-rate of 1.5Mbps
    MPEG-2: max resolution of 720 x 480 or 720 x 576; max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    MPEG-4/H.264: max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    WMV/MKV: max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    Photo JPEG: 5000 x 5000
    PNG/BMP: 1000 x 1000
    Maximum # of Folders/Files Unlimited folders/9,999 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA/AAC/FLAC-tags, & Album Art

    Control Functions: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate the music library on your USB device from its touchscreen controls. The head unit offers unique search features like Folder/Track List, Category Search, and Link Search; plus offers basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random.

    • Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on your USB device.
    • Category Search: You can navigate music stored on your USB memory device by Playlist, Artist, Song, or Album. The content within each category will be listed in alphabetical order.
    • 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, an artist list of the currently playing genre, or an album list of currently playing composer.

    Song/Artist Info with Album Art: The Kenwood DMX1037S will display song/artist information as well as album art for MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC music tracks (if encoded).

    HDMI Input: The DMX1037S's HDMI input allows you to display your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone's screen on the receiver's 10.1" monitor. You'll need a compatible Apple or Android HDMI adapter cable (sold separately). You can also connect a DVD player, Blu-ray player or TV tuner with an automotive-grade HDMI cable (sold separately). The HDMI input supports up to 720p video and 24-bit/192kHz 2ch PCM audio. The HDMI's cable connector must be no larger than 0.8125" (w) x 0.375" (h) to fit into the recessed opening.

    • Supported Video Resolution: VGA (640x480p @ 60Hz), 480p (720x480p @ 60Hz), and 720p (1280x720p @ 60Hz).
    • Supported Audio Formats: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.2, and 192 kHz; 16/20/24-bit Linear 2ch PCM


    • The HDMI input does not support 1080p or 4K video.
    • The HDMI input does not support Dolby Digital, DTS, and other multichannel surround formats.
    • The HDMI input does not offer playback control.

    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

    24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Kenwood DMX1037S utilizes a 24-bit/192kHz digital to analog converter (DAC) for superior sound quality with a signal to noise ratio up to 98.5dB and support for Hi-Res music files such as FLAC (up to 192kHz;24-bit), WAV (up to 192kHz; 24-bit), and DSD (up to 11.2MHz;1-bit).

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DMX1037S 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 DMX1037S 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/4V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The DMX1037S features front, rear and subwoofer 4.0-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker pre-outs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and offers independent level control (-50 to +10 dB).

    Vehicle Setup: Indicate your vehicle type, speakers sizes installed in your vehicle, your rear speaker location, plus your main listening position and the distance of each speaker to the your main listening position to optimize the sound inside your vehicle.

    • Vehicle Type: You can select your vehicle 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.
    • Speaker Size: Select which size speakers are in your vehicle - Tweeter (Small, Medium, Large, None); Front & Rear (3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10", None); Subwoofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15"+, None).
    • Speaker Locations: You can indicate the location of your front and rear speakers - Front (Upper Door, Lower Door, On Dash, Under Dash) and Rear (Upper Door, Lower Door, Parcel Shelf/Rear Deck, Upper Cargo Area, Lower Cargo Area.
    • Listening Position: You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can even use the Front Focus feature to focus the sound image on the front of the selected seat.
    • Digital Time Alignment: You can select to manually fine tune your vehicle's 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. In addition, you're able to adjust the output level (-8 to 0dB) of each speaker.

    High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: You are able to select independent high pass crossovers for your front and rear speakers, as well as a low pass crossover for the head unit's sub output.

    • Front & Rear: Independently set high pass filter (HPF) for front & rear speakers.
      • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
      • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • Sub: Set low pass filter (LPF) for the sub output.
      • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
      • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
      • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The Kenwood DMX1037S offers EQ Presets for easy adjustment, plus a Graphic 13-Band EQ for manual tuning. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.

    • Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 Preset sound modes and 3 User sound modes. Choose from Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, Hard Rock, Flat or User 1/2/3). Select the preset suitable for the music genre of your choice.
    • 13-Band EQ: The User modes allow you to adjust the head unit's 13-Band EQ. Adjustable frequencies include 62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz. These frequencies can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB.

    Music Enhancements: You can restore the sound lost due to audio compression, as well as enhance the sound by virtually manipulating the audio.

    • Sound Restoration: 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 2, Level 3, or Off. 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.
    • Sound Effects: 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 Stage EQ can be set to High, Middle, Low, or Off. The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music over road noise. It boosts certain frequency ranges that become hard to hear due to road noise.

    Volume Level & Bass Management: The digital multimedia receiver offers several volume level adjustments to tailor the audio output of your sources. The DMX1037S 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 DMX1037S 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 62.5 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 at lower volumes.

    Source Beep: The in-dash receiver provides an audible beep to confirm source selection. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV/Camera/OEM Connectivity

    AV Input: The Kenwood DMX1037S digital multimedia receiver is fitted with a rear-panel AV input that consists of a composite video jack and a 3.5mm audio jack. The AV input can be used to connect external audio/video sources such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner. The unit's AV input can also be configured to act as a camera input for adding a rear, front, or side camera.

    AV Output (with Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output AV signals to an optional monitor and headphone system. The unit's AV output can be set to AV-In, iPod, USB, or Off. Volume of the second zone can be controlled by the digital multimedia receiver or your rear entertainment system.

    • You cannot select AV-In as the video output source if it is being used for a camera input. You cannot select iPod as the AV output source if it is connected via Bluetooth or Apple CarPlay is connected.
    • If you select iPod as the main source, you cannot select USB as the AV output source. If you select USB as the main source, you cannot select iPod as the AV output source.
    • If you select Bluetooth, HD Radio, Miracast, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as the main source then you cannot select USB, or iPod as the AV output source.
    Note: CarPlay, Android Auto, Miracast, and HDMI cannot be displayed through the receiver's video output.

    4 Camera Inputs: To enable a smarter driving experience, the Kenwood receiver features 4 camera inputs that allow for the utmost in convenience, flexibility, and safety. With 4 camera inputs, you can connect a backup camera (including an HD backup camera), a front camera (including Kenwood's DRV-N520 Dash-Cam), and side (blind spot) cameras. Alternatively, the 4 camera inputs can support several other configurations. Camera switching is available using the receiver' touchscreen controls, or automatically for side cameras when an optional iDatalink Maestro is connected (supported vehicles only).

    • HD Rear Camera Input with Guidelines: The receiver is equipped with a HD rear camera input that consists of a composite video jack and reverse trigger wire. The HD rear camera input supports up to a 720p image when used with an HD compatible camera (such as Kenwood's CMOS-740HD; sold separately). The video from the rear camera input can be set to display automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear (the purple/white wire of the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds. While in reverse, parking guidelines will also appear on-screen making backing up and parking safer and easier.
    • Front Camera Input + Dash-Cam Control: There is also a composite video input for connecting a front camera (sold separately), so you can display what's ahead of you on the head unit's touchscreen LCD monitor. In addition to the front camera input, the head unit is equipped with a proprietary "Dash Cam" control input for connecting Kenwood's DRV-N520 dash-cam (sold separately). The DRV-N520 offers high resolution 1080p recording, plus motion detection technology. The dashboard camera's live and recorded video are displayed on the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen. You'll also control the DRV-N520's settings and parameters from the receiver's touchscreen.
    • Additional Camera Inputs: In addition, there is a third composite video camera input for adding a side camera or trailer-towing camera(sold separately). You can also configure the unit's composite video AV input to act as a camera input for a side camera (sold separately) or other camera application.


    • The optional PAC VS41 4 Camera Switcher (sold separately) can be added, allowing each camera to be triggered automatically based on the vehicle's status.
    • The camera feature is meant as a driving aid only; never solely rely on the cameras while driving. In addition to using the cameras, always look around you to make sure everything is clear when making in vehicle maneuvers.

    iDatalink Maestro Compatible: When an Automotive Data Solutions iDatalink Maestro (sold separately) is connected to the Kenwood receiver, it provides a seamless interface with factory infotainment features such as Satellite Radio, USB Media Player, Bluetooth hands-free and music streaming. Factory driver assistance systems and cameras are also retained and work as they did originally. Parking sensor display and dynamic parking guide lines are also added in supported vehicles on the rear camera screen. Vehicle information such as HVAC, performance information, and TPMS can also be displayed. Radar detector information can also be displayed on the screen when used with a compatible K40 or ESCORT radar detector system (sold separately). Retained factory functions and add-on features will vary by vehicle.

    Note: The iDatalink Maestro is web programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module with the correct firmware from iDatalink's website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro 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

    32 questions already asked

    What size do I need to make my photos so they fit in the photo frame widget? I uploaded several photos via the Kenwood portal app, but they are all cut off at the top and bottom. It's a little thing, but it's annoying.
    ty  Feb 06, 2024
    1 answer
    Greetings Ty. Great question. Someone in technical support might have the answer for. Seeing as you purchased the Kenwood from Crutchfield, your shipping confirmation email will have a direct number to our techs, but they might suggest contacting Kenwood for this question. There is no information on this in their manual, and we do not have the stereo available to run tests for great answer. You can try out techs first, but for this, I would contact Kenwood tech support. Their number is 800-536-9663.
    hogan  Feb 06, 2024 (Staff)
    How far out does the front of the screen sit from the face of the head unit?
    christopher  Jan 03, 2024
    1 answer
    The display (knob included) has a depth of 3.125". The screens distance from the chassis is 0.3937" minimum, though it can be adjusted by 0.8125" if a greater distance is needed.
    zachary  Jan 03, 2024 (Staff)
    I have a 2016 Nissan Xtrail with 360 backup camera. Will this unit support the 360 function?
    jake  Nov 07, 2023
    1 answer
    We do not have any information on the non-US market Nissan X-trail in our system, Jake. We cannot confirm any information on radio fit and retained features. There are some similarities between the X-trail and the U.S market third-generation Nissan Rogue, and 360 camera features are retained when installing the Kenwood DMX1037S and using an iDatalink Maestro installation interface in the 2016 Rogue. Since we are not sure if these are in fact the exact same cars, we cannot confirm any retained features, but I hope this information points you in the right direction!
    bo  Nov 07, 2023 (Staff)
    Can this unit fit into the Suzuki Swift 2018?
    raheel  Aug 01, 2023
    1 answer
    We do not have any fitment information in our system for the 2018 Suziki Swift, Raheel. We will not be able confirm any fitment, sadly. If you are interested in installing the Kenwood DMX1037S it is a good idea to consult a custom install shop in your area to see if it is possible.
    bo  Aug 01, 2023 (Staff)
    How does a front camera get activated? Automatically at speed les than XX mph or manually?
    mopar1987  Apr 27, 2023
    1 answer
    This depends on the vehicle you are installing the radio in and the interface used, Andy. In supported vehicles you can use the Maestro module in the link below as part of your installation kit and the Maestro has customizable settings for speeds at which the front cam is automatically triggered. You can even custom tailor a steering wheel control button if they are applicable in your install for the front cam with Maestro. If it has been a while since you installed your radio with a Maestro module, I would re-flash the firmware and use the Weblink app to take advantage of the new advanced features and customize your camera experience! We are always here to help.
    bo  Apr 27, 2023 (Staff)
    Does this unit keep toyota???s Driver Easy Speak on a 3rd gen highlander with JBL?
    pedro  Mar 07, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Pedro, and thank you for your question. Unfortunately no, by replacing the factory stereo with an aftermarket stereo that driver easy speak function would be lost.
    hogan  Mar 07, 2023 (Staff)
    Will I still be able to access my climate control features from the new unit like I could from the oe unit?
    preston trovell  Jan 31, 2023
    1 answer
    Please reach out to our advisors for help with determining if this will work for your installation. They can review your vehicle information as well as the necessary installation parts to ensure your factory climate controls work with the new radio. You can reach us via our online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
    zachary  Feb 01, 2023 (Staff)
    Is there anyway to move the screen up with some type of extension? It???s up as high as it will go and it is still blocking my ac controls.
    shaun  Jan 31, 2023
    1 answer
    That is a great question and there no is currently no Kenwood verified extension bracket to further raise the radio beyond what is on the chassis itself.
    arielle  Jan 31, 2023 (Staff)
    On your website it says that this won't fit into a 2012 GMC Yukon Denali with nav, bit it seems like most other double din units work fine. What is the reason this specific head unit won't fit?
    dan  Jan 26, 2023
    1 answer
    This particular Kenwood unit exceeds the maximum depth you have available in that Yukon. There is 6.4" available and the DMX1037S needs 6.74".
    arielle  Jan 26, 2023 (Staff)
    I got a DNX995S installed in my metris 2016. If i want to upgrade to this one... Do i need all cables connection or just use the existing wire connection?
    jose  Dec 12, 2022
    1 answer
    Greetings Joes, and thank you for your question. All the pins and colors line up, but the DMX1037S has one additional wire that the DNX995S did not have and just had an open slot on that harness. Its the speed sensor wire. That helps keep accurate information as you travel using wireless Apple Carplay. Other than that one wire, all others line up.
    hogan  Dec 13, 2022 (Staff)
    If I have an iPhone can I still use Spotify?
    josiah  Nov 05, 2022
    1 answer
    You can, Josiah. The fantastic Kenwood DMX1037S supports Carplay through wired USB or totally wireless. When linked via Carplay, you can access Spotify and enjoy streaming right on the large 10.1" touchscreen!
    bo  Nov 05, 2022 (Staff)
    I was wondering if this unit would fit in a Lexus sc400?
    vashon  Oct 01, 2022
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional 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.
    thomas  Oct 01, 2022 (Staff)
    I'm thinking about replacing the factory HU in a 2016 Honda Pilot Elite due to the lack of Android Auto and Apple Car Play. This HU supposedly fits, but the factory HU controls a lot of the vehicle's functionality (how the doors lock, interior lighting colors, etc). Will that functionality be retained with this HU? Or is something else required to keep that functionality?
    leroy  Aug 29, 2022
    1 answer
    Greetings Leroy, and thank you for your question. Technically the Kenwood DMX 1037S can fit the 2016 Pilot Elite. What we do not have for you is a wiring adapter to get it working without losing those features, or even wired up at all. The Elite, and the Touring version are the two we would not have wiring adapters for. Honestly it would be tough to replace that radio at this time.
    hogan  Aug 29, 2022 (Staff)
    Does the kenwood dmx1037s need a maestro or can I run it without?
    skylar  Aug 16, 2022
    1 answer
    This radio can be used with other brand wiring interfaces to be installed like a normal radio without the iDatalink abilities when those interfaces are available for the vehicle. We recommend checking yours using our vehicle fit guide:
    jason  Aug 16, 2022 (Staff)
    I own a 2019 ram 2500 big horn diesel 4x4 How to do I keep my factory back up camera as well as my factory microphone I???ve looked through forums no one seems to know?
    angel  Jul 16, 2022
    1 answer
    We often have an interface to retain the factory camera, but nothing will retain the original microphone. I know some of the 2019 Rams can't have the receiver replaced at all with the way they integrate the climate controls into the panel. If you can let me know which factory screen size you have and which speaker option, I can let you know if we offer an interface or not.
    brooke  Jul 16, 2022 (Staff)
    Does the Kenwood DMX1037S have a security pin feature?
    steven  Sep 23, 2021
    1 answer
    This does not have a security pin or other anti-theft code. It does have a parental lock and the ability to lock the audio setup menu
    jason  Sep 26, 2021 (Staff)
    GPS add on?
    rich  Aug 11, 2021
    1 answer
    The unit comes with an external GPS antenna and adhesive baseplate to put on your dash. There may be enough cable to run to your roof if desired.
    casey  Aug 11, 2021
    I'm interested in getting a floating screen that is set to sit higher on the dash than my current screen. However it would sit in front of my vents and I'm concerned that in winter using the hot air might overheat or hurt the screen components. Does anyone have an experience with this?
    hannah  Jun 22, 2021
    4 answers
    It is adjustable for clearance if need. In my jeep it sits in front of air vents and no problems at all. I love it. I hope this helps
    rod  Jul 08, 2021
    Should be a non-issue as heat should be coming from the floor. If you insist on mixing it with the upper vents, simply close those ones if it???s a concern. With that said, driving in the sun after having it sit in a blazing hot parking lot all day hasn???t been an issue. Can???t imagine heat from the vents ever would be.
    casey  Jul 07, 2021
    No troubles on my end
    ronald  Jul 07, 2021
    So I put this in my f350 and I thought it would block it to much. But it actually does not block the air flow as the air vents are pointed at the driver and passenger. I love it. It does however block the controls for the air but not very bad. Well worth the money. Hands down would do it again again and again. Actually have bought a second one for my motor home.
    jonathan  Jun 23, 2021
    I'm interested in getting a floating screen that is set to sit higher on the dash than my current screen. However it would sit in front of my vents and I'm concerned that in winter using the hot air might overheat or hurt the screen components. Does anyone have an experience with this? Also considering a screen that can be manually adjusted up and down so I can move it down out of the way of the vents but have heard that units like that might end up loosening up over time so they might not stay up where you put them.
    hannah  Jun 22, 2021
    2 answers
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on 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 what you will need for an installation.
    thomas  Jul 14, 2021 (Staff)
    I was concerned about the same issue on my 2013 Highlander. However, I found that the unit comes with quite a wide set of adjustments (up, down and in and out) that allowed me to obtain the best position to avoid any interferences. However it would depend upon the vehicle design. For example a narrow sedan might be more problematic than the larger center-stack on an SUV. Paul
    paul  Jul 13, 2021
    Is there a way to actually dim the screen? It's absolutely blinding at night...
    scott  Jun 07, 2021
    3 answers
    Push the volume knob in and a menu will pop up. Select screen brightness and turn it down...
    heath  Jun 11, 2021
    Yes! Go to settings. Screen dimmer. Hope this helps.
    john  Jun 09, 2021
    press the center knob and it brings up screen controls at the top, one of them is to dim the brightness. I also turn off the screen from the same menu alot of times when i'm on longer drives at night, it will just go black and leave the time in the bottom right.
    david  Jun 07, 2021
    Does this stereo read your phone texts to you like factory car stereos do?
    scott  Mar 28, 2021
    5 answers
    Hi Scott- Yes it will read them out loud if you enable that feature and will also allow you to respond via voice recognition.
    mark  Mar 29, 2021
    Yes it reads them to you using the apple car play. Or the Android car play. Depending on what phone you have.
    donald  Mar 29, 2021
    Yes it does read your texts and allow you to text back pretty well. I just had to use it for 90 days for an insurance tracking thing where I couldn???t use my phone so I can say I???m pretty happy with how it works.
    robb  Mar 29, 2021
    With mirror link your phone screen is displayed on the head unit screen. So the texts would pop up. However it would not vocalize them back to you.
    chris  Mar 28, 2021
    Yes it does. Also does verbal text back options.
    jeffrey  Mar 28, 2021
    If I pair this Kenwood 10.1 inch head unit with Maestro Link 2. Can I still use the JBL Amp? Will I retain Toyota??????s Birds Eye View 360 composite video? Can this still be wired to the dedicated switch that I have for BEV? 2018 Highlander Platinum.
    ellisblack  Mar 07, 2021
    1 answer
    The JBL amp as well as the Birds eye view can be maintained when installing this radio using the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR2 module. This module does have three programmable outputs that can be used to trigger electronics on/off. I guess you could say it becomes the switch that turns them on. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to see if this can work for the BEV
    jason  Mar 22, 2021 (Staff)
    Does the factory screen get removed I hope and this hovers in place? Just making sure this doesn???t hover over the factory screen
    mo1182  Mar 01, 2021
    7 answers
    It doesn???t mount flush into the dash. In my F series the back of the display is about 3/4??? away from the dash. That being said it is an awesome addition to my vehicle. It works flawlessly with my Apple devices.
    richard  Mar 02, 2021
    You will remove your whole existing unit and replace it with the new double DIN unit and this screen connect to the front of it and is adjustable
    james  Mar 01, 2021
    Yes it???s a complete stereo you must remove the factory screen to install
    sammy  Mar 01, 2021
    The factory screen/unit is completely removed from dash and is replaced by the 1037s chassis that goes into dash. Then the 1037s screen is attached to the chassis.
    carlos  Mar 01, 2021
    Yes, in my case (2015 F-150) it removed the 4" touchscreen, Crutchfield recommended a dash kit that provided a double din opening that the Kenwood receiver fits into perfectly and then the touchscreen connects onto the face of the receiver. It doesn't stick off the original screen surface more than an inch or two..
    david  Mar 01, 2021
    The Kenwod receiver occupies the double din space in the dash and replaces your old unit. There is a floating screen in front of the new device in the double din. Just installed mine last week and it is awesome. Sent pictures to the guy who sold me the land cruiser and he said jokingly that he 'changed his mind and wanted it back." Get the harness from Crutchfield. Only trouble was with the install of the backup camera. I stilll have yet to find a cable that I need to tap into in order for it to work automatically. For now, I am pressing the camera button when I back up and using it in a manual mode. This thing does it all..
    ronald  Mar 01, 2021
    Yes. You install a new double din unit to replace the factory screen
    david  Mar 01, 2021
    I am looking to replace my Winnebago's head unit with a larger display. The unit I have place automatically goes to the backup display as the default mode when driving and in-reverse to be able to watch behind vehicle or tow vehicle. Would this unit be able to mimic that function?
    paul  Jan 18, 2021
    3 answers
    It???s my understanding that it can do it. It can monitor a total of four cameras on the same screen simultaneously.
    richard  Jan 19, 2021
    This unit has a 'cam' button. On my Toyota Camry, i can push the button at anytime, and the rear camera display shows on the screen. I'm not sure if that is the same. It also has a 'camera' widget that will show the camera while the unit is on its home screen. But that widget isn't available if you are in apple carplay mode. I only have one camera connected. So yes, it seems you would have to push a button tho.
    david  Jan 18, 2021
    The unit automatically turns camera on when in reverse, while in drive you can turn the camera on and off to view the back while driving
    sammy  Jan 18, 2021
    Why doesn't this fit the Hummer H2 its a double din opening what are the issue's ?
    joe  Dec 19, 2020
    1 answer
    We need more information on your H2 in order to check the issue. We have advisors that you can reach by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check your specific H2
    jason  Dec 31, 2020 (Staff)
    Can I retain my car??????s existing built-in microphone with this unit?
    michael  Nov 26, 2020
    1 answer
    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.
    kristina  Dec 08, 2020 (Staff)
    Can I add external USB CD player?
    lee michael  Nov 06, 2020
    2 answers
    richard  Jan 19, 2021
    This will not work with an external USB CD player. It can only work with CD players that have an analog audio output so that can be sent to the aux input on it.
    jason  Nov 26, 2020 (Staff)
    what is the difference between the kenwood dmx1037s and the kenwood dmx1057xr?
    luis  Oct 13, 2020
    2 answers
    Hi Luis, the Kenwood Excelon Referernce DMX1057XR has the following features, that the Kenwood DMX1037S does not have: built-in Bluetooth with LDAC for high-res audio streaming with compatible Android devices. 3-way Crossover mode, tuned audiophile grade components, a 13 band EQ with digital time alignment, 6 channel 5-volt preamp outputs, and a 2 year warranty. For further info on either of these stereos, please chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695.
    jessica  Oct 29, 2020 (Staff)
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    kristina  Oct 28, 2020 (Staff)
    What are the dimensions of the floating display, bezels included? The specs on Kenwood's site seem to be just for the screen itself.
    brian  Oct 09, 2020
    1 answer
    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.
    thomas  Oct 30, 2020 (Staff)

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