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New 2013 Kenwood In-Dash Navigation Info

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by fletch97, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Jan 8, 2013 at 5:56 AM
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  2. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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  3. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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  4. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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  6. Jan 10, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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    That Kenwood and Pioneer is looking nice
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 at 5:37 AM
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    Definitely, although I like that 8" screen on the Alpine!


     
  8. Jan 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    I see Kenwood took my suggestion and redesigned their UI for the nav units. I have a DNX9980HD and found the UI to be rather cheesy and lacking in color.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Crutchfield is now taking pre-orders for the Kenwood DNX690HD. I am thinking about it. Anyone have opinions and/or experience with the Kenwood Excelon double din units?

    Also, what is a good backup camera for our trucks to add to a new HU?
     
  10. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    Before you seriously consider any of the alpine decks, look at the price of the dash kit for our trucks.
     
  11. Jan 31, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Does the Alpine take a different dash kit? Crutchfield purchases come with the vehicle specific dash kit and wire harness. I was only looking at the Kenwood's because they use the Garmin GPS which I prefer.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    im interested in this unit also.. will this fit any standard dbl din trim kit???
     
  13. Jan 31, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    Love4steel, Crutchfield states they have not received the actual dimensions and complete specs for the new Kenwood but led me to believe it would not be different than their previous models. I think they will fit. I am leaning towards the 690 instead of the 990 because it does not have a moving faceplate (something to break easily). I am anxiously awaiting the fine details before ordering. Will post when I hear something!

    Just need to decide on a backup camera.......
     
  14. Feb 1, 2013 at 3:34 AM
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    Kenwood will not disappoint. They are the only double din manufacturer that doesn't try to re-invent the wheel every year and come up with some half-assed new idea that is supposed to be appealing because it's "cutting edge." Rather than trying to come up with useless stuff that works poorly like pioneer or alpine, Kenwood dedicates their efforts to making their units faster, more user friendly, and keeping previous units up to date. Try getting software / navi / bluetooth updates for any pioneer (it's a losing battle). Alpine only releases updates to address serious issues. I have a Kenwood unit that I bought new in 2009. Since then, Kenwood has released several software and bluetooth updates, and since they use garmin for navigation, you can always keep your navi up to date. Not to mention 5v pre-outs from their excelon models.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    anyone know the differences between the dnx6990 and the new dnx690?
     
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    Has anyone picked up the DNX690 yet? Crutchfield says the 690 will not fit my 09 DC but the 570 will.

    I also need to know if I can load European maps as I am station in Germany for a couple more years. Then it will be back to the US maps.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    if crutchfield doesnt have a trim kit for your car/truck they will list the stereo as doesnt fit. The dnx690 is a standard double din stereo. I honestly dont know why crutchfield doesnt have the kits. they are out there.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2013 at 1:02 AM
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    Got a reply back from Crutchfield, the advisor said there would be no problems. Now just to get some European maps on it.
     
  19. Feb 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    Installed the Kenwood DNX690HD yesterday in my 08 and love it so far! Wired a backup camera in addition to it! Have tons to figure out, but first impression is great. FYI, connect the parking brake sensor wire to a ground and everything works (DVD plays while driving for the passenger to watch).
     
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  20. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    great to hear - mines being installed tomorrow in my 2012. ill report soon.
     
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