Excelon sound quality and comprehensive smartphone integration
Kenwood builds their Excelon Series receivers with audiophile-grade components for outstanding sound quality and then backs them up with a 2-year warranty. The Excelon DMX908S multimedia receiver takes it further, with a big 6.95" capacitive touchscreen display to provide a premium command center for a top-notch system. And with built-in wired and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, you'll have all your most-used phone features front and center.
Access lots of podcasts, music, audiobooks, and radio options right from the touchscreen display.
Serious phone 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 or wirelessly link 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.
Android owners, you can mirror your phone's screen wirelessly using Miracast and the receiver's built-in Wi-Fi. This receiver's micro-HDMI input also lets you mirror the screen from select phones by using a compatible HDMI adapter for your phone (sold separately) and Kenwood's KCA-HD200 micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable.
More paths to music
Kenwood includes a built-in HD Radio tuner so you can enjoy the very best audio quality in radio, plus extra programming choices on second and third channels when available. When your phone's not plugged in, a rear USB input opens up your source options too, and there's great news for audiophiles — this receiver supports high-res file playback of music stored on a USB drive. And if you're looking for radio stations that won't fade away, add a SiriusXM tuner (not included) to this Kenwood to enjoy satellite radio's extensive programming wherever you may roam.
Bluetooth for everyone in the car
The DMX908S lets you pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling — an excellent road trip convenience. And when you're streaming music, Kenwood's Music Mix lets you pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for an on-the-fly listening session.
Add a backup cam and three more
Vehicle cameras are a must for safer driving, and Kenwood gives you four video inputs for front-, side-, rear-, and backup cameras. Kenwood also provides a proprietary input for the DRV-N520 dash cam. And if you need one more, you can configure this receiver's rear 3.5 mm A/V input as a fifth camera input. You can use the display's electronic angle adjustment to tailor the screen's contrast for the best viewing in your vehicle's dash location. 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.
Tune it up!
If you're a big-time system builder, you'll appreciate how the DMX908S includes three pairs of 5-volt RCA preamp outputs for an ultra-clean signal when you add amplifiers to your system. And if you're building a 3-way system, this receiver gives you that next-level crossover capability.
You'll also dig Kenwood's suite of sound-crafting tools, including a 13-band equalizer, deep crossover settings, and built-in digital time alignment. The receiver's processing power brings back the depth and detail of all your digital music sources. If your car speakers are located down low in the doors, this receiver offers Stage EQ, which adjusts your music's frequencies to virtually "raise" your speakers for better-sounding, more natural imaging.
iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras
Combined with an iDatalink Maestro RR or RR2 interface (sold separately), the DMX908S includes intuitive vehicle integration that lets you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. 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.
Smartphone note: If you're going to use your 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.
Kenwood Excelon DMX908S Digital multimedia receiver (does not play discs)