Get smart apps and great sound
Ever want that high-fidelity sound you get from a great home stereo system while you’re heading down the road? The Kenwood Excelon DDX6906S DVD receiver plays lots of high-res audio formats, all kinds of streaming music, and even those shiny discs known as CDs and DVDs. A customizable 6.8″ touchscreen display lets you run the show and tweak the sound using its deep sound-sculpting tools. You can connect your smartphone and enjoy Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™ integration. Or, don’t plug in and use Bluetooth for wireless convenience. And Kenwood backs up their Excelon series receivers with a 2-year warranty.
Smart smartphone integration
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto put your phone’s content at your fingertips. This stereo’s controls behave like your phone’s interface, so there’s no learning curve. Plug in your Android™ or iPhone®, and you’ll get voice control access to your navigation, phone calls, weather, text messages, and of course all your music. Get more info at www.apple.com/ios/carplay and www.android.com/auto.
More phone fun with WebLink
This Kenwood includes WebLink, which provides you simple in-dash control over select apps like YouTube® and Yelp®. What’s especially nice is that WebLink works with both Android and iPhone. So load up the free WebLink for Kenwood app, plug in your phone, and you’ll have quick access to some handy infotainment for your journey.
Wireless convenience for the crew
Since yours might not the only phone used in your vehicle, the DDX6906S enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. And when you’re streaming music, Kenwood’s Music Mix feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip playlist.
A sharp display to run the show
This Kenwood plays video content in bright, clear detail when you’re parked. When you’re on the road, you can entertain your passengers by sending a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen, while you enjoy your music up front. You can also plug in front- and rear-view cameras to play it safe in crowded parking lots. Kenwood also provides an electronic angle adjustment for the display, so you can tailor the screen’s contrast for the best viewing in your vehicle’s dash location — all without physically moving the display.
More music options
Got a high-res music library? You’ll be stoked that this receiver supports high-res file playback of music stored on a USB drive. And if you listen to Internet radio on your iPhone or Android, you’ll really dig playing music from Pandora™ and Spotify™ on this receiver. You can even tap into Apple Music™ on your iPhone. If you’re looking for radio stations that won’t fade away as you leave the city limits, add a SiriusXM tuner (not included) to this Kenwood to enjoy satellite radio’s deep programming from Jacksonville to Jackson Hole. The DDX6906S also includes a sensitive AM/FM tuner to catch all your local stations too.
Making your music sound its best
Once you’ve got your music going, Kenwood provides several ways to get the most out of your tunes. This receiver’s 13-band equalizer, deep crossover settings, and built-in digital time alignment take tweaking to a new level. Much of today’s music uses compression which can sometimes muddy the sound, so Kenwood’s Realizer and Supreme technology helps bring back the depth and detail for all your digital music sources. If your car speakers are located down low in the doors, this receiver also offers Stage EQ, which adjusts your music’s frequencies to virtually “raise” your speakers for better, more natural imaging. The DDX6906S also includes three pairs of 5-volt gold-plated RCA preamp outputs that provide an ultra-clean signal when it’s time to add amplifiers to your system.
iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras
The DDX6906S offers compatibility you won’t find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, this module lets 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. Once you’ve identified your vehicle, you’ll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it’s compatible.
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.
iPod/smartphone note: If you’re going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check “Details” for compatibility information.
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.