eXcelon 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver
with Navigation/Bluetooth/HD Radio

Size Slide TouchNavteq Traffic ServicesText to SpeechHands-Free SupportHD RadioAudio FormatsPreoutsUSB InputsSiriusXM

Excelon Performance & Quality - eXcelon products incorporate the latest technologies and deliver the highest sonic performance. From advanced audio tuning capabilities, crossover and equalizer systems, high voltage preouts and two-year warranty, eXcelon represents the very best product available.
 Garmin GPS Navigation System - DNX models offer the world's leading GPS navigation system by Garmin. With preloaded NAVTEQ® map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, choose from different intuitive map view options including split-screen AV control.
Navteq Traffic - NAVTEQ provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including Canada.  If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure, the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to get to your destination, quickly and easily!  Alternatively, in manual mode, the system will add delay time to your trip so you can decide to avoid or continue on your current route.  Navteq Traffic offers great value as it includes a lifetime service subscription.

Lane Assist with Photo Real Junction View - The Lane Assist function guides you to the appropriate lane to be in for upcoming junctions and interchanges, while Photo Real Junction View displays a realistic view of upcoming road details facilitating a safer navigation experience.


My Trend / Traffic Trend - My Trend predicts preferred routes based on your navigation behaviour and history which over time it will learn and better predict your route patterns from daily commutes. Traffic Trend calculates preferred routes based on historical traffic data as routes driven at 7am on a Monday morning will have a different traffic pattern history than at 9am on a Sunday. These functions combine to deliver a more realistic and accurate preferred route to save you time. 

Navigation Split Screen AV Control - The screen views, which can be easily toggled from one to another simply by touching the screen or appropriate button, can be changed to best suit specific needs.  For instance, Split Screen AV Control divides the screen into two, with navigation on the left and a control window on the right for audio/video sources.

Built-In Bluetooth Hands-Free - Bluetooth wireless technology promotes safe driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation while you drive without the need to hold a phone.  Incoming calls can be set to pick up automatically or at the touch of a button if you prefer to screen incoming calls.  For outgoing calls, you can choose to dial out by scrolling through your phonebook on the easy to read display interface or by voice dialing if enabled on your compatible smartphone.

Built-In Bluetooth A2DP Music Streaming - Enjoy wireless music playback from your Bluetooth device like a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth through your in-dash receiver.

Check for Bluetooth phone compatibility at


Built-In HD Radio – Digital HD Radio broadcasts not only mean CD quality FM sound and great sounding AM, it also means additional information can be broadcast simultaneously such as Song and Title information, Album Art, unique images related to songs, radio station promotions and additional content.

HD Radio is free to listeners with service currently only available in the US.


USB Connectivity for iPhone and iPod – USB-enabled DNX receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod.  Featuring easy-to-use user interface, iPod browsing is a breeze when searching by playlist, artist, album, song, genres or composer.  The user can also search by Album Artwork.  For added versatility, App/iPod Mode disables the receiver's integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps.  The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.

Check for iPhone-iPod compatibility at


Pandora Connectivity for Smartphones - Install the Pandora App on compatible iPhones, Android and BlackBerry smartphones, and enjoy a personalized listening experience. 

A number of Pandora functions can be controlled from a Pandora-enabled Kenwood receiver when an iPhone is connected through USB or via Bluetooth A2DP for compatible Android and BlackBerry device which support Serial Port Profile (SPP).  Functions include Thumbs up & down, Bookmark Artist, Bookmark Song, A to Z search and Alphabetical channel search.  Pandora allows users to maximize the internet radio experience in your car by customizing all of your favourite artists for a rich musical experience.

Pandora application requires a data connection on your smartphone with service currently only available in the U.S.


Aha Radio for iPhone/Android – Aha Radio organizes your favourite personalized content from the web along with on-demand internet radio stations using your phone's data plan and makes them easily accessible in the car through the on-screen interface.

Aha Radio for iPhone requires a wired connection via KCA-iP202 cable.

Aha Radio for Android requires a wireless Bluetooth connection.

For more information, please visit .

*Aha Radio function is available after upgrading DNX6990HD to V1.4 software or higher.

SiriusXM Ready – Adding SiriusXM is made more affordable with a single direct connection to the optional SXV100/SXV200 SiriusXM tuner module (runs exclusively on the XM network).  With your subscription, you will now be able to access all your favorite music channels, sports games and entertainment including some advanced SiriusXM functions like Instant Replay and Game Alert.

Rear USB Input - Easily connect your compatible USB-enabled devices to the rear USB connection.  These include iPhone and iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like smartphones, USB thumb drives and portable hard drives.  This USB input will allow you to charge and control the music playback on your connected device (maximum 1A charging).

Check for compatibility and digital audio file specs at

Variable Color Illumination – This allows the user to match the Kenwood unit’s illumination with the vehicle dashboard lights. Users can color-coordinate the background colors to their preferences and change key illuminations from the wide pallet of available colors to match any dashboard lighting conditions.
 Rear View Camera Input – Eliminate blind spots and improve safety when reversing your vehicle by adding an optional Kenwood CMOS reverse camera. Once the camera is installed, as soon as you put the vehicle into reverse, the rear view image will appear automatically on the DNX/DDX monitor.

Triple 5.0V Pre-outs with Crossover System – Get the most out of your external power amplifiers by delivering a low impedance 5.0V high voltage audio signal to maximize sonic performance.  Using the built-in crossover system, you can also easily filter out unwanted frequencies to your speakers and subwoofers to tune your system to its maximum potential.


Car Portal for iDatalink - A real solution for Ford SYNC owners.In a collaborative effort with ADS (Automotive Data Solutions), a Ford SYNC customer can now keep the existing SYNC features like iPod control, Bluetooth, Satellite radio and 911 assist, and seamlessly interface them with Kenwood’s advanced user interface and Garmin navigation system found on a range of Kenwood DNX receivers to communicate and display the on-board SYNC features of the car. The optional iDatalink interface/wiring harness will give owners of compatible Ford/Lincoln vehicles the best navigation option on the market by adding an affordable Kenwood DNX model as an alternative to expensive factory navigation solutions.



Steering Wheel Remote Input – Many factory systems offer control of the factory-fit audio system from buttons on your steering wheel.  Unfortunately, this functionality is sacrificed when installing an aftermarket audio system.

Install a commercially available steering-wheel interface and maintain control of functions such as volume up/down and track up/track down.  This increases the convenience of using your system and increases driver safety to another level.


Firmware Updates – The operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood’s support sites. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies.

Latest firmware updates are available at .

Back Panel View



General Features
6.1" WVGA
-  Resolution

1,152,000 Pixels

-  Mechanism-
Display/Key Illumination (256 Colors)
-  Dynamic Luminance Control-
-  Slide TouchYes
-  Multi-Lingual Display18
-  Picture-In-PictureYes
-  Display Skinsx 1
-  Customizable Favorite Sourcesx 3
-  Customizable Backgroundby USB
-  Voice GuidanceYes
-  Text to SpeechYes
-  Points of InterestOver 8 Million
-  Programmable Waypoints500
-  Graphical ResolutionWVGA
by USB
by USB
-  Powered By ParrotYes
-  Siri Eyes Free-
-  Voice DialingYes (Compatible Phones Only)
-  Pandora Link SupportYes (For Compatible BlackBerry/Android Devices)
by USB
Yes (Requires KCA-iP202)
Yes (Requires KCA-iP202)
-  Audio/Video PlaybackYes (Requires KCA-iP202)
-  Album Art SearchYes (Requires KCA-iP202)
Yes (Requires KCA-iP202)
-  Pandora App ControlYes (Requires iPhone with Pandora App)
-  App ModeYes (Requires Compatible iPhone/iPod App)
-  Twin iPod Control-
Aha Radio-
-  Aha Radio for Android-
HD RadioBuilt-In
-  Digital and Analog FM TunerYes (USA only)
-  Digital and Analog AM TunerYes (USA only)
-  iTunes TaggingYes (USA only)
-  Album Cover ArtworkYes (USA only)
-  Song And Title InformationYes (USA only)
Rear USB Input
-  Mass Storage ClassYes (FAT16/FAT32)
-  USB Video File - MPEGMPEG 1, 2 & 4
-  USB Video File - OtherH.264 & WMV
-  Dolby Digital/DTS Decoding2.0
-  Disc Type (DVD)DVD-Video/±R/RW
-  Disc Type (VCD)Yes
-  Disc Type (CD)CDDA/ROM/-R/RW
-  Advanced Speech Recognition-
-  2-ZoneYes
-  Digital Time Alignment-
-  EQ System3-Band
-  Crossover SystemHigh Pass & Low Pass Filters
x3 (F/R/SW) @ 5V
-  Preout Level(V)5.0 Volts
-  Audio Firmware Updatesby USB
Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs
x 1
-  Rear Camera Inputx 1
-  Rear View Camera Touch Control-
-  A/V Inputsx 1
-  A/V Outputsx 1
-  External Relay Switches-
Optional Accessories
-  ecoRoute HD-
-  Remote ControlIncluded
-  iPhone/iPod CableKCA-iP202
-  iDatalink-

SiriusXM Ready – Adding SiriusXM is made more affordable with a single direct connection to the optional SXV100/SXV200 SiriusXM tuner module (runs exclusively on the XM network). With your subscription, you will now be able to access all your favorite music channels, sports games and entertainment including some advanced SiriusXM functions like Instant Replay and Game Alert.

-  Bluetooth Hands-Free-
6.1" WVGA
-  Position MethodGPS
-  AntennaExternal GPS
-  Full Bandwidth Power22Wx4
-  Preout Level(V)5.0 Volts
-  Preout Impedance(Ω)Under 80Ω
-  Speaker Impedance(Ω)4-8Ω
-  TechnologyBluetooth Ver. 2.0 Certified
-  Frequency2.402 - 2.480 GHz
-  Output Power+4 dBm (MAX), 0 dBm (AVE), Power Class2
-  Maximum Communication RangeLine of sight approx. 10m (32.8 ft.)
-  Profiles
  -  Multi Profile Support-
  -  SSP-
Rear USB Input
-  USB StandardUSB 2.0 High Speed
-  File SystemFAT16/32
-  Maximum Power Supply Current1A (5V)
-  USB D/A Converter24 Bit
-  USB Video DecoderMPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4
-  USB Audio DecoderMP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV
-  DVD D/A Converter24 Bit
-  DVD Audio DecoderLinear PCM / Dolby Digital / dts / MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV
-  DVD Video DecoderMPEG 1 / MPEG 2
-  Wow & FlutterBelow Measurable Limit
-  Frequency Response
Sampling frequency 96 kHz: 20 - 22,000 Hz
Sampling frequency 48 kHz: 20 - 22,000 Hz
Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz: 20 - 20,000 Hz
-  Total Harmonic Distortion0.01%(1kHz)
-  Signal to Noise Ratio98 dB (DVD-Video 96 kHz)
-  Dynamic Range98 dB (DVD-Video 96 kHz)
-  Disc Type (DVD)DVD-Video/±R/RW
-  Disc Type (VCD)Yes
-  Disc Type (CD)CDDA/ROM/-R/RW
-  Sampling Frequency44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
-  Quantifying Bit Number16 / 20 / 24 bit
-  FM
  -  FM Frequency Range87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
  -  FM Usable Sensitivity9.3dBf
  -  FM Quiet Sensitivity15.2dBf
  -  FM Frequency Response (±3.0dB)30Hz-15kHz
  -  FM Signal/Noise70dB(MONO)
  -  FM Stereo Separation40dB(1kHz)
  -  AM
    -  AM Frequency Range530kHz-1700kHz
    -  AM Usable Sensitivity28dBμ (25μv)
-  Operating Voltage14.4V (10.5 - 16 V allowable)
-  Maximum Current Consumption15A
-  Installation Dimensions (W x H x D)182 x 112 x 160mm (7-3/16 x 4-7/16 x 6-5/16 inch)
-  Operational Temperature Range-10°C - +60°C
-  Storage Temperature Range-20°C - +85°C
-  Weight2.0 kg (4.3 lbs)
Visual Features
2012 Friendly Graphic User Interface - DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD-DNX5190
2012 Garmin - PhotoReal Junction View - DNX6990HD
2012 Garmin - Multi-Route Review - DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD-DNX5190
2012 Making A Call Using Bluetooth - DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD-DNX5190
2012 Receiving A Call Using Bluetooth - DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD-DNX5190
2012 Voice Dialing - DNX9990HD-DNX7190HD-DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD
2012 iPhone/iPod Control - DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD-DNX5190
2012 Using iPhone With App Mode - DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD-DNX5190
2012 Using iPhone with Pandora App - DNX6990HD-DNX6190HD-DNX5190
2012 iPhone using Aha Radio App - DNX9990HD-DNX7190HD
(As shown on DNX9990HD)
2012 Android Using Pandora App - DNX9990HD-DNX7190HD
(As shown on DNX9990HD)
2012 Android Using Aha Radio App - DNX9990HD
(As shown on DNX9990HD)


Firmware Updates

2012 Navigation/Multimedia Receiver Firmware updater:


2012 Bluetooth Cell-Phone Compatibility List and Updater Website:

Product NameDescriptionRelease DateFile DownloadFile Size {KB)
DNX6990HDEnglishView Download3518
DNX6990HDSpanishView Download3740
DNX6990HDFrenchView Download3759
DNX6990HDPortugalView Download3651
DNX6990HDEnglish, French, SpanishView Download2012
DNX6990HDEnglish (Quick Start Guide)View Download1343
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*Product descriptions, specifications and features are subject to change without notice. For proper fit and compatibility check with your authorized Kenwood dealer.

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