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Kenwood DMX906S is the BEST HU on the market!!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Tacoma20156speed, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Jan 19, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    Tacoma20156speed

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    Recently updated the factory head unit and front/rear speakers to Kenwood..
    I chose the DMX906S and i couldn’t be more satisfied

    Wireless car play
    Flawless integration of factory features such as steering wheel and backup camera
    idatalink integration for on screen read out of a TON of sensors
    Turns out i’m getting around 19.9 MPG on my 2015 6 speed manual.

    only downfall, no HDMI. other than that it’s the best HU on the market!!

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  2. Jan 21, 2020 at 1:57 AM
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    I got the same HU, have you hooked up a third camera? I have the dash cam, the rear back up and also installed a front facing camera for when I'm off roading, when I leave it marked as a front camera my HU randomly switches to it without me telling it to, when I turn off that feature or when I mark it as a side camera it doesn't do that, also mine randomly resets itself, but I think it's due to ios13. It doesn't do it often but does do it. Otherwise I'm with you and it's an awesome HU. Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    Have one in my wifes 15 Corolla, resets every so often. Kenwood knows about it, but my guess is not too many people are complaining about it.
     
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    Have any of you added speakers and amps? The Kenwoods sound amazing when you use their built in DSP for cutoffs, slopes and time alignment. If not, you’ve only experienced half of what that unit will actually do.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2020 at 9:34 PM
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    Have you guys tried to hookup and mirror the iPhone to the kenwood unit for mirroring video on the screen using the hdmi to lightning cable and an isimple cable into the video inputs or aux input ?
    https://youtu.be/MIHt0ZFHEzg
     
  6. Jan 22, 2020 at 9:40 PM
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    Also what’s the best price y’all have seen out there ? I have a guy I’m talking to about a $399 price tag brand new one.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2020 at 9:46 PM
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  8. Jan 22, 2020 at 10:02 PM
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    Your 9905S might need a firmware update.
    http://www2.jvckenwood.com/cs/ce/mm/firmware/2018/2018n/eng.html

    Theres a kenwood eXcelon group on facebook, but I believe its mainly for dealers. The issue with the DMX906S "rebooting" has been brought up, but "Kenwood" hasn't been able to duplicate the issue.

    Knowledgefest which is the industry's CES/SEMA is in February, I'll be sure to bring it up with their national trainer.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2020 at 10:21 PM
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    First thing I did when I got it was update the firmware :/

    I would love to hear what you find out next month, I'll be sure to bug you then lol
     
  10. Jan 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM
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    Well I pulled the trigger and bought it today. Also bought the microbypass. Has anyone used it yet? and has anyone connected the iPhone to it to mirror and watch Netflix etc ?
     
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    Well a quick comparison check on kenwoods website will give you the info in the future, but...
    1 is the flagship label and the other is not
    1 the excelon has hd radio and the other does not
    2 the excelon has 5v preouts vs 4v
    3 the excelon has 2 yr limited warranty vs 1 yr.
    Depending on the price, it might be worth it or not.
    Good luck
     
  13. Jan 25, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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  14. Feb 18, 2020 at 7:16 AM
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    anyone figure out how to change settings on the front camera? I'm trying to reverse mine to show true left-left and right-right. Also, when using apple carplay if you use the screen with half carplay map on the left and split screen with the media/music etc it defaults to apple maps every time right? like you can't show google maps or waze in the split screen option ? thanks
     
  15. Feb 18, 2020 at 10:58 PM
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    what camera are you running? mine had certain wires that needed to be cut if you wanted to flip/reverse/or remove guide lines.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    it's a cheap one that got tossed in as an extra when I bought the head unit I think it's a BUCAM200 or something?. i'll prob end up switching it out... does ok but I prob should get something that sits a little more flush.
     

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