Kenwood DNX693S 6.2" eXcelon Double-DIN AV Navigation System With Bluetooth

Model: DNX693S UPC: 0019048215369 Item: 166302


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Garmin Will Get You There

Garmin has been a well-known and respected brand in the GPS community for years. Kenwood has offered this GPS software in their DNX and DNN models for years and for good reason: Garmin is the best navigation software that you can get. With conveniences such as spoken street names, posted speed limits on-screen, lane assist, and other features, it’s no wonder that Kenwood wanted it as part of their multimedia package.

Apple CarPlay

iPhone users rejoice! The Kenwood DNX693S allows you to plug in your iPhone 5 or newer smartphone to gain control over popular music applications and communication methods. Since CarPlay is Apple-designed software, it makes for a seamless connection to one of the world’s most popular smartphones.

  • 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

Know About the Traffic Before You Hit It with INRIX

2 years of INRIX traffic reporting is included with the purchase of the DNX693S. You’ll want to make sure that you have the free INRIX app on your smartphone and that smartphone must be connected to the touchscreen. Once this is all set up, the traffic reports provided will show any traffic jams that might be ahead on your route. After the 2-year mark, you will have to subscribe to INRIX to continue to receive these updates.

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 DNX693S. 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 DNX693S 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 DNX693S 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.


  • 6.2” double-DIN CD/DVD 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)
  • Garmin navigation built-in w/ text-to-speech guidance
  • INRIX traffic reports through your smartphone (2 years for free)
  • Apple CarPlay compatible
  • Built-in HD Radio tuner
  • Pandora control for iPhone/Android
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad control through USB (cable required) or Bluetooth (limited control)
  • 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 DNX693S eXcelon Double-DIN AV Navigation System Specifications:

Monitor Section              

  • Picture size: 6.2inches (diagonal) wide
  • W x H: 137.5 x 77.2 mm / 5-7/16 x 3-1/16 inch
  • 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 / Vorbis
  • Video Decoder: MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / mkv
  • 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 010%
  • Signal to Noise ratio: 98dB(DVD-Video 96k)
  • Dynamic range:98dB(DVD-Video 96k)
  • DISC Format: DVD-Video / VIDEO-CD / CD-DA
  • 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 / Vorbis
  • Video Decoder: MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / MKV / JPEG

SD Section         

  • SD Standard: SD / SDHC
  • Compatible File System: FAT 16/32, NTFS
  • Capacity: Maximum 32G Byte
  • Data Transfer Rate: Maximum 24MB/sec
  • Audio Decoder: MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC / Vorbis
  • Video Decoder: MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / MKV / JPEG

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
  • Multi Profile Support: Multi Profile
  • Profile
    • HFP (V1.6) (Hands Free Profile)
    • SPP (Serial Port Profile)
    • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
    • AVRCP (V1.5) (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
    • HID (Human Interface Device Profile)
    • PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile)
    • GAP (Generic Access Profile)

MHL Section     

  • Supported Version: MHL2
  • Maximum Power Supply Current: DC5V=900mA

DSP Section       

  • Graphics equalizer
    • BAND: 13Band
    • frequency (Hz) (BAND1-7,1-13): 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/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250[Hz]
    • SLOPE: -6/-12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
    • LOW PASS FILTER frequency: 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250/Through[Hz]
    • 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: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • S/N: 80dB (STEREO)

Digital AM         

  • Frequency Range: 530kHz - 1700kHz
  • (Frequency step): (10kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 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: 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 jacks): 1 Vp-p / 75Ohms
  • External audio max input level (Mini jacks): 2 V / 25kOhms
  • Video Input level (RCA jacks): 1 Vp-p / 75Ohms
  • Video Output level (RCA jacks): 1 Vp-p / 75Ohms
  • Audio Output level (RCA jacks): 1.2 V / 10kOhms


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

Navigation Section        

  • Receiver: High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Receiving frequency: 1575.42MHz (C/A code)
  • Acquisition Times: Cold: 29 seconds(typ), All satellites at -130dBm Without aiding
  • Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
  • Accuracy: Position ~ < 2.5meters,CEP, at -130dBm
  • Accuracy: Velocity ~ 0.1meter/sec
  • Positioning Method: GPS
  • Antenna: External GPS Antenna


  • Operating voltage: 14.4V (10.5V to 16V)
  • Maximum Current consumption: 15A
  • Installation Dimensions WxHxD: 7-3/16 x 4-7/16 x 6 inch
  • Operational temperature range: -10°C to +60°C
  • Weight Main unit: 4.4 lb

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • DNX693S 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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