Kenwood DDX9903S 6.95" eXcelon Double-DIN with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Model: DDX9903S UPC: 019048215468 Item: 166255

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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

  • Apple CarPlay: plug in your iPhone 5 or newer for a seamless connection to Apple maps for navigation, Siri voice control, text messaging, hands-free calling, and the control over a host of music-streaming apps like Pandora, Spotify, etc. Learn more about Apple CarPlay at
  • Android Auto: when an applicable Android is connected to the Kenwood’s USB input, you now have access to Google Maps for navigation, voice control with the Google Assistant, messaging capability, control over music-streaming apps like Pandora, Spotify, etc., and more. Learn more about Android Auto at

The Wonderful World of Bluetooth

Bluetooth quickly became a convenience that many of us would be hard-pressed to live without. Whether it’s the hands-free calling aspect of this wonderful wireless technology or its audio streaming capability, Bluetooth is great for not only safety reasons, but also for not having wires dangling all over the dashboard.

HD Radio Built-in

If you enjoy listening to your local radio stations, you should really check out the HD Radio feature that is built into the DDX9903S. With this feature, you get better sound quality from your radio stations (assuming they broadcast in HD) because it’s all digital. You even get access to more stations that you didn’t even know existed! Best of all, it’s free and it uses your existing AM/FM antenna. Learn more about your local participating radio stations at

Your Music, Your Way

The DDX9903S is a very versatile unit in regards to the types of connections it has for the different formats of music to which you listen. The USB inputs can anything from your iPod’s music to FLAC audio files on a thumb drive. You also have the option to connect a Bluetooth-enabled device and stream your music to the touchscreen. Lastly, there is an auxiliary input that you could connect a MP3 player to for those players that don’t have Bluetooth built-in. There is no such thing as too many options!

Get the Best-possible Sound

The DDX9903S offers you a host of sound tuning features that exceeds the basic bass and treble controls that your factory radio made available to you. A 13-band EQ gives you the ability to tweak the sound like you’ve never been able to do before and, best of all, you’re able to save different tunings that are source-specific. Kenwood realized that your iPod music, CDs, AM/FM tuner, etc. all sound different and while you might find the perfect sound for your CDs, that sound might not jive well with your iPod’s music, so why not save the best-sounding EQs for each source independently from one another?

Be Aware

Dual camera inputs (one for the rear of the vehicle and the other for the front) allow you better visibility of what’s going on around you. The backup camera input also populates adjustable guidelines so you know how far away your vehicle is to some obstruction. Cameras are sold separately.

Don't Lose the Conveniences That You Love

With the use of some adapters, you can keep treasured things (like steering wheel audio controls, vehicle warning chimes, etc.) alive and working when you replace your existing factory-installed radio. Many newer vehicles feature these conveniences and we grow accustomed to having them work. With adapters from PAC Audio and iDatalink, you’re able to keep your car or truck working just like it did before you installed your new radio.

DDX9903S Highlights:

  • 6.95” double-DIN CD/DVD capacitive touchscreen receiver
  • 22 watts x 4 (50 watts x 4 peak output)
  • Bluetooth built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming (dual phone connection)
  • Apple CarPlay compatible
  • Android Auto compatible
  • HD Radio built-in
  • Pandora control for iPhone/Android
  • 13-band parametric EQ
  • 3 sets of pre-outs (4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
  • Dual camera inputs (front and rear cameras sold separately)
  • HDMI/MHL  input (cables sold separately)
  • FLAC high-resolution audio file (up to 192kHz/24bit) playback through USB
  • Variable color button illumination
  • Rear USB and auxiliary inputs
  • Steering wheel control compatible (adapter sold separately)
  • SiriusXM ready (SXV300V1 and associated subscription required)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support


Kenwood DDX9903S eXcelon Double-DIN Monitor Receiver Specifications:

Monitor Section              

  • Picture size: 6.95 inches(diagonal) wide
  • W x H: 156.6 mm x 81.6 mm, 6-3/16 x 3-3/16inch
  • Display system: Transparent TN LCD panel
  • Drive system: TFT active matrix system
  • Number of pixels: 1,152,000 | 800H x 480V x RGB
  • Effective pixels: 99.99%
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB striped arrangement
  • Back lighting: LED

DVD Section      

  • D/A Converter: 24/32bit
  • Audio Decoder: Linear PCM, Dolby digital, MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC
  • Video Decoder: MPEG1 / MPEG2 / MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / mkv / JPEG / BMP / PNG
  • Wow & Flutter: Below Measurable Limit
  • Frequency response
    • 96k Sampling: 20 - 44,000 Hz
    • 48k Sampling: 20 - 22,000 Hz
    • 1k Sampling: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Total harmonic distortion 1kHz: 0.010%
  • Signal to Noise ratio: 98dB(DVD-Video 96k)
  • Dynamic range: 98dB(DVD-Video 96k)
  • DISC Format: DVD-Video / VIDEO-CD / CD-DA
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz, 96kHz
  • Quantifying bit number: 16 / 20 / 24bit

USB I/F Section

  • USB Standard: USB2.0 High Speed
  • File System: FAT 16/32, NTFS
  • Maximum Power Supply Current: DC5V=1.5A
  • D/A Converter: 24/32bit
  • Audio Decoder: MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC
  • Video Decoder: MPEG1 / MPEG2 / MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / mkv / JPEG / BMP / PNG

MHL Section     

  • Supported Version: MHL 2
  • Maximum Power Supply Current: DC5V=900mA

Bluetooth Section          

  • Technology: Bluetooth Ver3.0
  • Frequency: 2.402 – 2.480 GHz
  • Output Power: +4dBm (MAX),0dBm (AVE) Power Class 2
  • Maximum Communication range: Line of sight approx.10m(32.8ft)
  • Audio Codec: SBC / AAC
  • Profile:
  • HFP(Hands Free Profile)
  • A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP(Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
  • GAP(Generic Access Profile)
  • HID(Human Interface Device Profile)
  • PBAP(Phonebook Access Profile)
  • SPP(Serial Port Profile)

DSP Section       

  • Graphics equalizer
    • BAND: 13Band
    • Frequency(Hz): 62.5/100/160/250/400/630/1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/6.3k/10k/16k
    • Gain: -9/-8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9[dB]
  • 2Way X'Over
    • HIGH PASS FILTER frequency: Through/50/60/80/100/120/150/180/220
    • SLOPE: -6/-12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
    • LOW PASS FILTER frequency: 50/60/80/100/120/Through
    • SLOPE: -6/-12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
  • Position
    • Front / Rear /Subwoofer Delay: 0 - 20.0ft (0.07ft Step)
    • Gain: -8 to 0dB
  • Subwoofer Level: -50 to +10dB

Digital FM          

  • Frequency Range: 87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
  • (Frequency step): (200kHz)
  • Frequency Response (±3.0 dB): 20Hz - 20kHz
  • S/N: 80dB (STEREO)

Digital AM         

  • Frequency Range: 530kHz - 1700kHz
  • (Frequency step): (10kHz)
  • Frequency Response (±3.0 dB): 40Hz - 15kHz
  • S/N: 80dB (STEREO)


  • Frequency Range: 87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
  • (Frequency step): (200kHz)
  • Usable sensitivity: 9.3dBf
  • S/N:30dB: 0.8μV/75Ω
  • Quieting sensitivity: 10.2dBf
  • S/N:50dB: 1.13μV / 75Ohms
  • Frequency response (±3.0 dB): 30Hz - 15kHz
  • S/N (dB): 75dB(MONO)
  • Selectivity: Over 80dB(±400kHz)
  • Stereo separation: 45dB(1kHz)


  • Frequency Range: 530kHz - 1700kHz
  • (Frequency step): (10kHz)
  • Usable sensitivity: 28dBμ


  • Color system of external video input: NTSC / PAL
  • External video input level (mini jack): 1Vp-p / 75Ohms
  • External audio max input level(mini jack): 2V / 25kOhms
  • Video Output level (RCA jack): 1Vp-p / 75Ohms
  • Audio Output level (mini jack): 1.2V / 10kOhms


  • Maximum Power Output: 50Wx4
  • Typical Power Output: Full Bandwidth Power (at less than 1%THD) 22Wx4
  • Output frequency band: 20-88,000Hz
  • Preout level (V): 5V / 10kOhms
  • Preout impedance (Ω): =< 300Ohms
  • Speaker Impedance (Ω): 4-8 Ohms


  • Operating voltage: 14.4V(10.5V to 16V)
  • Maximum Current consumption: 15A
  • Installation Dimensions WxHxD: 7-3/16 x 4-7/16 x 6-7/16 inch
  • Operational temperature range: -10°C to +60°C
  • Weight Main unit: 5.1 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • DDX9903S DVD touchscreen receiver
  • Metal mounting sleeve
  • Wiring harness
  • Plastic trim ring
  • Microphone (for hands-free calling and voice control) with 10' cable attached and mounting bracket
  • GPS antenna with 11.5' attached cable
  • Radio removal tools (1 pair)
  • Instruction manual
  • 6 pan-head screws
  • 6 flat-head screws

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