Kenwood Excelon DNX697S
Kenwood Excelon DNX697S Navigation receiver
Equipped with the industry-leading Garmin navigation software,
offering a variety of display options to make your driving easier.
Enjoy convenient control of popular apps like Spotify and Pandora,
built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and streaming music,
as well as the ability to use your smartphone as wireless remote control.
The Best Audio Experience
Sound quality enthusiasts will love the playback support of various types of music formats,
including compatibility with FLAC files.
Simple touch screen sound customization is also available with its built-in 13-Band EQ and Digital Time Alignment.
Keeping you safe on the road ahead is our top priority.
GUIDANCE BY GARMIN
Equipped with the industry-leading Garmin navigation software, offering a variety of display options to make your driving easier such as Lane Assist.
Garmin 3D Terrain View
With the Garmin 3D Terrain View, life-like map contours will be displayed at low zoom levels, giving you a realistic perspective of the terrain in available areas. Previously, users were limited to simply displaying the elevation and grade levels as text on a flat map. Now, true perspectives can be achieved in a 3D format! The mapping view will reflect the curves in real-time.
Kenwood Excelon DNX697S Safe, Smart and Comprehensive Control with Apple CarPlay™
Apple CarPlay™ is a safer way to use your iPhone in the car. Simply talk to Siri or touch the receiver’s display to get directions from Apple Maps, make phone calls, listen to voicemail, send and receive texts, and listen to music from Apple Music or your favorite 3rd party streaming services like Pandora and Spotify, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. With the latest iOS version (iOS 12.0 and higher), 3rd party navigation apps like Google Maps™ and Waze™ are also supported.
Android Auto for Easy Connectivity
Android Auto was designed with safety in mind, helping you to minimize distractions and stay focused on the road. KENWOOD’s multimedia receivers combine an intuitive voice-controlled interface with a large touch screen and superior sound quality, making it the perfect complement for your in-car life. You can even listen to and control music from your favorite streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. Navigate to where you need to with Google Maps or Waze.
– To use Android Auto on your car display, you’ll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle or aftermarket stereo, an Android phone running Android 5.0 or higher, and the Android Auto app.
True Mirroring via USB for iPhone & Android, 2-Way Touch Control for Android
True Mirroring allows you to display and control your smartphone on the receiver screen via USB. You can enjoy your favorite apps on a large display with impressive sound quality. Before starting True Mirroring, just install the free app “Mirroring for KENWOOD” on your smartphone and connect it to the receiver via Bluetooth as well as a USB cable.
USB Mirroring with iPhone has the following restrictions:
- 1) During USB mirroring on an iOS device, when a call is received, USB mirroring disconnects and needs to be manually reconnected.
- 2) USB Mirroring is not compatible with the original Music application on the iPhone.
- 3) USB Mirroring is disconnected when the iPhone goes to sleep mode.
- 4) Some apps may have additional restrictions.
Kenwood Excelon DNX697S Equipped with the Intuitive KENWOOD Music Mix
Up to 5 Bluetooth® devices can be connected to the receiver at the same time, allowing you to take turns streaming music with your friends and family.
Dual Phone Connection with Kenwood Excelon DNX697S
While you are connected through Bluetooth, with a touch of a button you can switch between two phones.
Control the Receiver from Your Smartphone with the KENWOOD Remote App S
A smartphone application can control the most basic functions of the receiver over the Bluetooth connection of the paired phone (iPhone or Android).
Rich and Immersive High-Resolution Audio
High-Resolution Audio is high-quality sound that far exceeds CD standards, and can play 192kHz / 24bit sampling DSP. It captures and beautifully expresses details and nuances from the ultra-high to low frequencies.
Smooth waveforms Loss of smoothness Fine waveforms
* The product with this logo is conformed to the High-Resolution Audio standard defined by the Japan Audio Society. This logo is used under license from the Japan Audio Society.
Optimal Sound Performance with 13 Band Graphic EQ and Time Alignment
Use the graphic equalizer to tailor the sound quality to your unique tastes. Additional sound staging is available with the Time Alignment feature, designed to provide optimal sound performance.
Compatible with a broad range of audio file formats such as FLAC and WAV, to MP3, WMA, and AAC.
|File format||High-Resolution Audio||Compression||Frequency|
|WAV||〇||–||～192kHz / ～24bit|
|MP3||–||Lossy compression||～48kHz / ～16bit|
High-Quality Audio Parts Supporting High-Resolution Audio Reproduction
To ensure the best possible sound quality, the receivers use custom-made and carefully selected parts, such as audio quality power supply capacitors and high-quality coupling capacitors. These parts are further optimized through meticulous tuning of the component values and circuit paths.
Playable FULL HD Video Files Kenwood Excelon DNX697S
You can playback from USB devices audio and video files compressed in various formats.
|Video Codec||Playable up to|
|MPEG4||1920 × 1080p|
|H.264||1920 × 1080p|
|MKV||1920 × 1080p|
|WMV||1920 × 1080p|
USB sources are available on a rear monitor via video output. The powerful Dual USB provides a max 1.5A quick charge for selected Android and 1.0A charge for iPhone.
|Music Codec||Playable up to|
|FLAC||～192kHz / ～24bit|
|WAV||～192kHz / ～24bit|
Enjoy the Many Infotainment Features Available on the iDatalink Maestro RR
When an Automotive Data Solutions iDatalink Maestro RR is connected to a compatible KENWOOD receiver, it provides a seamless interface with factory infotainment features such as Satellite Radio, USB Media Player, Bluetooth hands-free, and music streaming. Factory driver assistance systems and cameras are also retained and work as they did originally. Parking sensor display and dynamic parking guidelines are also added in supported vehicles on the rear camera screen. Vehicle information such as HVAC, performance information, and TPMS can also be displayed. Radar detector information can also be displayed on the screen when used with a compatible K40 or ESCORT* radar detector system. ESCORT compatible with Maestro RR2 only.
Rear View Camera Input with Parking Guide Lines Kenwood Excelon DNX697S
An optional rearview camera enhances safety while backing up and monitoring behind your vehicle. Built-in, adjustable parking guidelines further add to its effectiveness.
4 Camera Inputs Kenwood Excelon DNX697S
To enable a smarter driving experience, receivers featuring 4 camera inputs allow for the utmost in convenience, flexibility, and safety. With 4 camera inputs, you can connect a front camera, a KENWOOD dashboard camera (DRV-N520 sold separately), and rear and side (blind spot) cameras. Alternatively, 4 camera inputs can support several other configurations, including the connection of 2 side cameras, a front camera, and a reverse camera. Camera switching is available using on-screen controls, or automatically for side cameras when an optional iDatalink Maestro RR is connected (supported vehicles only).
Dash Cam Link Ready so You Can Drive with Maximum Comfort
Full HD video recording is available with a compact windshield mount camera that can record every event in front of you while you drive. High Dynamic Range (HDR) allows flawless recording regardless of extreme bright light or very dark conditions. With a built-in gyro sensor, if an accident occurs it will be saved in a separate portion of memory within the 8GB SD card for viewing. Additional safety and warning features can be activated to avoid frontal collisions or remind you if traffic has moved in front of you.
Kenwood Excelon DNX697S with Customizable Multi Widget Screen
You can customize your home screen by selecting four widgets. Depending on the model, widget options can include album art of current song, clock, compass, photo frame, visualizer, weather, turn-by-turn, Garmin navigation, and more.
Equipped with Dual USB Ports
Play your music from one USB port and use the other to charge your device, or charge both at the same time.
Kenwood Excelon DNX697S SiriusXM Radio Ready
Access additional music, sports, and entertainment content on the go with SiriusXM Radio.
(Optional SiriusXM tuner required, sold separately)
Built-in HD Radio Tuner
HD Radio has the best selection of local radio with amazing features and no monthly fees. HD Radio provides CD sound quality from digital FM stations and FM sound quality from digital AM stations. You can even access additional HD multicasting stations that are not available on a traditional analog radio.
Remote Control (Optional)
This receiver unit can be operated using the optional remote control KNA-RCDV331.
Kenwood Excelon DNX697S Features & specs
|AUX Input||Mini (rear)|
|Audio/Video Input||Mini (rear)|
|USB Input||Rear (2)|
|Backup Camera Input||Yes|
|Second Camera Input||Yes|
|Siri Control||CarPlay only|
|Alexa Voice Control||N|
|Memory Card Slot||USB, microSD|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM 3.0|
|Touch||6Gen and newer|
|iPhone||5S and newer|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)||Apple, Google, Waze|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)||Google, Waze|
|Preamp Voltage||5 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
|Music File Playback||MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV|
|High-res Playback||WAV/FLAC (24-bit/192kHz)|
|Second Camera Input Lane Watch||Y|