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Exploring the Kenwood Excelon DMX809S

by Frank

Kenwood Excelon DMX809S Review: Elevating the In-Car Multimedia Experience

Hello everyone, Frank here from Build Your Own. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce an exciting new series dedicated to the Kenwood Excelon DMX809S. This digital multimedia receiver isn’t just an upgrade—it’s a transformation of the base stereo in my 2013 RAM 1500 into a cutting-edge hub of technology and convenience. Want to see it in action? Watch the full video [here] to get a firsthand look at its impressive features and capabilities. Ready to elevate your driving experience? Let’s dive in.

What Does ‘Kenwood Excelon’ Stand For?
The Kenwood Excelon Reference Series marks a new peak in audio excellence. Crafted with the finest materials, these products meet the exacting demands of true audiophiles. The DMX809S epitomizes this dedication, offering an array of features that satisfy those who demand superior audio and multimedia performance.

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Key Features of the Kenwood Excelon DMX809S

  • 6.8″ WVGA Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel
    The Kenwood Excelon DMX809S features a large 6.8-inch WVGA monitor that offers vibrant and sharp visuals, making it easier to view information and entertainment on the go. The capacitive touch panel is highly responsive and supports multi-touch gestures like pinch-to-zoom and swipe, providing a smartphone-like experience. This high-resolution display is perfect for viewing detailed maps, apps, and multimedia content with clarity, enhancing user interaction and accessibility.
  • Smartphone Connectivity
    This multimedia receiver excels in smartphone integration. With both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, it offers a seamless connection to your device’s applications through a wireless connection, eliminating the need for physical cables and reducing clutter on your dashboard. Voice command functionality allows you to make calls, send texts, navigate, and play music while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. The system is designed to be intuitive, mirroring the familiar interface of your smartphone to make interactions natural and straightforward.
  • USB Mirroring for Android
    USB mirroring is a standout feature for Android device users. It allows the phone’s display to be replicated on the receiver’s screen, giving you access to your mobile apps through a larger and more user-friendly interface. By installing the ‘Mirroring OA for KENWOOD’ app and connecting your smartphone via USB and Bluetooth, you gain improved app accessibility and enhanced audio output, turning your vehicle into a connected hub that extends the power of your smartphone.
  • HD Radio Tuner
    The built-in HD Radio Tuner transforms your traditional radio experience. With no subscription fees, it delivers a host of digital channels that offer diverse programming and music in clear, crisp quality. Unlike standard radio, HD Radio broadcasts a digital signal that reduces noise and interference, providing a sound quality that can rival that of CDs, enriching your listening experience while you drive.
  • Advanced Sound Customization
    Audio enthusiasts will appreciate the advanced sound customization options available with the DMX809S. A 13-band graphic equalizer lets you fine-tune audio settings to suit your listening preferences, while digital time alignment ensures that the sound from each speaker reaches the driver’s ears synchronously, optimizing the audio field and immersing the driver and passengers in a balanced and cohesive listening environment. This feature is especially useful for adjusting the audio response to fit different genres of music or audio profiles.
  • Multi-Camera Integration
    Safety is a priority with the DMX809S, which supports up to three camera inputs. This allows for the installation of a front camera to view obstacles ahead, a rearview camera to assist with backing up, and a parking assist camera to simplify parking maneuvers. The ability to switch between these views directly from the receiver ensures that drivers can gain comprehensive coverage of their surroundings, enhancing safety and convenience when maneuvering in tight spaces.
  • High Voltage Preouts
    For those looking to build a high-performance audio system in their vehicle, the receiver includes three 5.0V preouts. These high voltage outputs allow for stronger signals to be sent to external amplifiers, which reduces the need for signal boosting and thus minimizes distortion. This feature is crucial for maintaining pristine sound quality at higher volumes, providing an audio experience that can satisfy even the most demanding audiophiles.
  • Music and Device Management
    The Kenwood Music Mix feature enhances the in-car entertainment experience by allowing up to five Bluetooth devices to be connected simultaneously. This function lets passengers play DJ, switching between devices to share music. The dual phone connection feature also enables two phones to be connected at the same time for hands-free call management, ensuring you can stay connected without compromising safety.

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Series Overview

This introduction is just the beginning. We’ve skimmed the surface of what the Kenwood Excelon DMX809S can do. Stay tuned as I delve deeper into each feature in upcoming videos, from basic operations to advanced functionalities like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. I’ll also compare it with other models, offer real-world usage insights, and share maintenance tips.

What’s Next?

Keep an eye out for detailed tutorials in this series, where I’ll explore everything you need to know to maximize your in-car multimedia experience. Subscribe to my channel and activate the notification bell so you don’t miss any updates.

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Thank you for reading, and I look forward to seeing you in the next video!

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