KENWOOD Shipping 11 New Products – Including Lower Priced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Ready Receivers

LONG BEACH, CA (05.05.2020) – KENWOOD USA is now shipping 10 new multimedia receivers, as well as their first High Definition Backup Camera. KENWOOD eXcelon receivers include the DNX997XR (MAP $1,299.95), DDX9907XR (MAP $899.95), DNX697S (MAP $899.95), DMX957XR (MAP $799.95), and DMX907S (MAP $649.95). KENWOOD receivers include the DNX577S (MAP $799.95), DDX9707S (MAP $699.95), DMX9707S (MAP $599.95), DMX4707S (MAP $299.95), and DMX47S (MAP $299.95). The new High Definition Backup Camera will carry a model of CMOS-740HD (MAP $199.95).

During CES, KENWOOD made the announcement and provided details on 9 of the 11 new products referenced above.  Joining this release now are 2 new lower priced multimedia receiver models, the DMX4707S and the DMX47S.  These receivers mark the lowest price that KENWOOD has ever offered for an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready receiver.

The DMX4707S and DMX47S are both mech-less (no DVD slot) digital multimedia receivers that feature a 6.8” Capacitive touch screen.  They are ready for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto using a USB wired connection. Video connections include a Rear Camera Input with Parking Guidelines, an AV Input, and a Video Output. Audio features include Front, Rear, and Subwoofer 2V RCA Pre-outs for system expansion, and a 13 Band EQ with Digital Time Alignment.  Both receivers incorporate installer friendly features with less than 3” mounting depth, included mounting cage and trim bezel.

Multimedia receiver sales for models that are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready have now surpassed those sales of multimedia receivers that do not feature these technologies.  “After heavy consideration and discussion with dealers, we felt that it was necessary to provide this type of product to meet the needs of customers that are seeking KENWOOD performance at value price points,” said Mike Roberts, KENWOOD VP of Sales and Marketing.  “We take great pride in the success of our flagship products, as seen in our KENWOOD eXcelon Reference line, and now, with the addition of these new budget conscious models, we open the door to those consumers seeking more affordable options.” 

Here is a Sampling of Key Features Listed by Model:

Hi-Res Audio Wirelessly via LDAC, a 720P High Definition Screen, our Top-Level Sound Quality Components, and compatibility with the CMOS-740HD Camera:  DNX997XR, DDX9907XR, and DMX957XR

Compatibility with Apple CarPlay Wirelessly or Wired, and Android Auto Wirelessly or Wired: DNX997XR, DDX9907XR, DMX957XR, DMX907S, DDX9707S, and DMX9707S.

Compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto using a USB Wired connection only: DNX697S, DNX577S, DMX4707S, and DMX47S.

3 Years of Free Garmin map updates and expanded KENWOOD Traffic Powered by INRIX services:  DNX997XR, DNX697S, and DNX577S.

USB Smartphone Mirroring for both iOS and Android, 4 Camera Inputs, DRV-N520 Integrated Dash Cam connection, and iDatalink Maestro RR compatibility:  DNX997XR, DDX9907XR, DMX957XR, DMX907S, DDX9707S, DMX9707S, DNX697S, and DNX577S.

Additional built-in and connection options for select models includes HD Radio and SirusXM compatibility.  The DNX997XR, DDX9907XR, DMX957XR, DMX907S, and DNX697S all include built-in HD Radio tuners, offering users the convenience of up to three extra HD stations from each frequency that’s being broadcast in digital sound, all with no monthly fees.  All 10 receivers are also SiriusXM-Ready (SiriusXM Connect SXV300 satellite radio tuner required; sold separately), enabling access to hundreds of channels of music, news, sports, talk, and more, all with album artwork and multiple lines of text information displayed on the receiver. 

For detailed product information, view their respective product pages at www.kenwood.com/usa/car.