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Customer Review Summary for Kenwood eXcelon DNX7190HD
Average Customer Rating is 4.8 out of 5 stars:
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June 11, 2012 Highly Recommend The DNX7190HD
Review by
Wes from Southfield, MI
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Having used a Kenwood DNX6960 in my 03 Harley Truck for over a year and being pleased with that Navi Unit, I decided to buy the DNX7190HD to integrate into my Gen1 CTS' 6-Speaker Bose Music System.  I'm only using the units pre-outs as the signal source, as this method allowed me to keep the vehicles OEM Driver Information Center (DIC).  Hence, I modified the stock radio and mounted the DNX 7190HD through the rear of the stock face plate... the unit looks factory. 

I'm very impressed and pleased with the switching and access speed of the DNX7190HD, there's no lag time.  Having Garmin GPS, the navigation system naturally works extremely well... I had the unfortunate opportunity to see just how well NAVTEQ's Automatic Rerouting works; got caught in Indy's rush hour traffic on a recent trip, the system quickly and easily routed me through the gridlock using city streets and got me back to the interstate quickly. Very nice feature! 

The audio quality with iPod and HD Radio is pretty impressive also.  iPod switching is quick and effortless.  There are choices for displaying Album Art and the quality of the graphics is good and I like the flexibility for easy iPod searches.  Given the number of color choices, matching one's stock dash lighting color can be easily accomplished.  Haven't tried the Navi/Audio/Video Split Screen yet, but glad its available if desired.  The Tilt Monitor is a very nice feature to help reduce/eliminate glare.  

My complaints are fairly minor:  
-Clock Display Size
-The size/thickness of the iPod Interface Cable is too large for my taste, making it more difficult to manage the excess in vehicles with smaller glove compartments.
-An auxiliary input would have been nice and useful addition.  However, built-in HD Radio, Pandora, and Bluetooth Music Streaming are also optional music sources.  Plus, XM Radio... if one ponies up for that.
-Prefer a hard copy Instruction Manual, not a media disc.
-Didn't buy the flag ship Excelon DNX9990 due to its lack of overall Voice Control.
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