Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 (DNX-9960)

Double DIN 7" TFT-LCD Monitor with Advanced Garmin Navigation, DVD/CD/MP3 Player and Voice Control

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6.95" Double DIN In-dash AM/FM, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote • 50W x 4 Chan. Max • Built-in Bluetooth, Navigation • 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS Decoding • 3 Sets of 5V preamp outputs

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Kenwood eXcelon DNX891HD

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6.95" Double DIN In-dash AM/FM, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote • 50W x 4 Chan. Max • Built-in Bluetooth, Navigation • 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS Decoding • 3 Sets of 5V preamp outputs



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Advanced Built-in Navigation by Garmin

Navigation has never been easier. With the Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 you will get Garmin navigation and Navteq traffic as soon as you properly power on the unit. Being the leader in GPS navigation, you can trust Garmin to accurately get you to your destination in the fastest and simplest route. The internal NAVTEG traffic tuner will guide you around congestion and helps you avoid accidents. The large database of points of interest (POIs) help you find restaurants, hotels, gas stations, banks, and other areas of interest. The navigation in the DNX9960 will help you drive with confidence every time you leave your driveway.

Hands-free Talking Included

True hands-free talking is waiting for you. Kenwood has joined with Parrot to integrate advanced Bluetooth features into the Kenwood DNX9960 so you don’t have to pick up your cell phone in your car. Once a Bluetooth phone has been paired, the headunit takes over. Dial, scroll phonebooks, view incoming and outgoing calls directly from the 7” screen. When a phone call comes in, simply answer the call and the call will take of the vehicles speakers. It is as simple as that. And if that isn’t enough for you, the DNX 9960 allows for A2DP audio streaming for music playback from Bluetooth enabled devices.

Superior Sound and Advanced Audio Options

Music never sounded so good. Inside the DNX9960 are advanced audio processors that enhance the music playback. User definable presets and tuning allow the system to be tuned exactly the way that you like it. Using a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter and a 13-band Equalizer, digital music has never sounded better. No matter if you are playing high quality CDs or low bit rate MP3 files, the Kenwood DNX9960 will enhance the audio properties for excellent audio playback. Lets not forget about the 5.1 Dolby Digital processing and DTS decoding will allow you to experience in-car movies like never before.


General Features:

  • Double DIN In-dash AM/FM, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod USB direct connectivity via your standard iPod-to-USB connection cable allows you to charge, control, and playback your iPod through the receiver and stereo system
  • Motorized, slide-down face
  • 6.95" Touchscreen TFT-LCD Full Color display
  • Three customizable display skins
  • Multi-lingual display (English, Spanish, French)
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • Voice commands allow you to get directions, find a song and switch sources without taking your hands off the wheel
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 2-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, VCD, DivX, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • CR-2 Tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS Decoding
  • 13-Band Equalizer
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 5V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer) + 1 Center Channel
  • Built-in Garmin navigation
  • Built-in Parrot Bluetooth for hands-free operation
  • HD Radio Ready: Kenwood KTC-HR300 required and sold separately
  • Satellite Radio Ready: Kenwood SIRIUS Package or Kenwood XM Packagerequired and sold separately
  • iPod Ready: Kenwood KCA-IP301V required and sold separately
    • Alphabet Search
    • Supports Album Art
    • Supports Audio and Video content including content purchased from iTunes with DRM
    • Supports up to 12Mbps transfer speeds
    • Powers and charges compatible iPhone/iPods
  • Rearview camera ready: Kenwood CMOS-200 or Kenwood CMOS-300 required and sold separately
  • Steering wheel control ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 required and sold separately
  • Two Rear USB Inputs
  • 1 A/V Output
  • 3 A/V Inputs

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 +EDR certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Bluetooth profiles supported:
    • PBAP: Phone Book Access Profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list of the mobile phone directly from the car stereo
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes an external microphone for distortion-free talking

Navigation Features:

  • Built-in NAVTEQ Traffic Service
  • Canada, United States and Puerto Rico map database
  • 3D Landmarks display
  • Lane assist tells the driver which lane they should be in at any given time
  • Voice guidance allows you to control functions just by speaking
  • Text-to-speech plays back street name, driving directions and any other text the driver needs to here
  • Over 6 million points-of-interest
  • 500 Programmable waypoints

Read more about the Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 in our blog!

Product history:

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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX891HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX890HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX9990HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX9980HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 (DNX-9960))
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX9140 (DNX-9140))

Specifications & Details

Key Features
Key Features
In-Dash Receiver Specifications
Receiver Size
Double DIN
Bluetooth Features
Volume Control Type
Anti-Theft Security
Detachable Controls
Wireless Remote
Peak Power Output
50 watts x 4 channel
RMS Power Output
22 watts x 4 channel
Preamp RCA Outputs
3 Sets (6-channel)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
Preamp Voltage
5 volts
Built-In Equalizer
13-Band EQ
Display Type
TFT-LCD Display
Touchscreen Size
Display Adjustment
Display Color
Smartphone Integration
Compatible Smartphones
iPhone Control
Android Control
Expandability Features
Backup Camera
Composite Video (RCA)
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
AM/FM Tuner
FM Presets
AM Presets
Radio Data System (RDS)
Music File Playback Type
Navigation Features
Navigation Features
Map Database
Complete 50 USA
Puerto Rico
Map Dimensional Display
Points of Interest
6 Million
What is in the box?
Product and accessories
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Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

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This an amazing head unit. It has everything you can imagine. It does take some time to figure out all the options but once you get it down its pretty simple. It has so many options its unreal. The resolution is amazing. The sound is SUPERB.
The blue tooth works like a charm. I have yet to have any issues with it. Everybody says the boot up time was really slow and about 36 seconds. I found that it actually boots up faster like 10 seconds or so which works just fine for me. The Garmin is so easy to use. I definitely think this is worth my money!!!!!!!!

By Linda on June 5, 2010


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Awesome Unit

Took a little time to figure some of the head unit out, due to so many options, but the sound is amazing, GPS easy to use with a lot of features so far very accurate. Bluetooth very nice, clear sound and everyone that i have talked to says my voice comes through very clear. DVD video very good picture and will play several video formats. voice activation very nice feature when i can remember commands. Overall very very nice unit.

By Clyde on October 25, 2010


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