Kenwood DNX693S eXcelon In-Car GPS Receiver

2-DIN AV Navigation System with Bluetooth & HD Radio

6.2 inch Wide VGA Color LCD Display with LED Backlight
Clear Resistive Panel
Touch Panel Control, Variable Key Illumination
Built-in HD Radio
HDMI / MHL Connection with Optional Cable
Bluetooth Built-in (Hands-Free Profile / Audio Profile(A2DP) / AVRCP1.5 / SPP)
Android Rapid Charge
2 RCA Video Inputs for Rear View Camera(Parking Guide Line) & Front View Camera

$869.00 $1,149.00

Feature Highlights

  • Advanced Panel & New GUI

Provides a high contrast ratio, crystal clear display and vivid text. Easy to use widgets provide access to information screens with a swipe. Three programmable shortcut source keys offer a quick jump to your favorite sources.

Advanced Panel & New GUI


  • iDatalink Maestro RR

When an Automotive Data Solutions iDatalink Maestro RR is connected to a compatible KENWOOD receiver, it provides a seamless interface with factory infotainment features such as Satellite Radio, USB Media Player, Bluetooth hands-free and music streaming. Vehicle information such as HVAC, performance information, and TPMS can also be displayed.

iDatalink Maestro RR

*Available features may vary depending on the vehicle. The iDatalink Maestro RR is sold separately by Automotive Data Solutions. To find an authorized dealer please visit
  • Parking Guide Lines

Parking guide lines appear on any standard backup camera image, making parking safer and easier.

Parking Guide Lines


  • Dual Camera Input

Two Camera inputs for Front and Rear cameras. A rear view camera can be used for the front as it has the ability to reverse the image.

Dual Camera Input

Advanced Navigation 

  • Guidance by Garmin

Equipped with the industry leading Garmin navigation software, offering a variety of display options to make your driving easy such as Photo Real Junction View and Lane Assist.

  • INRIX Traffic

Includes 2 years free access to INRIX data services, offering real time traffic information as well as parking, fuel services, weather and much more.

Smartphone Connectivity 

  • Apple CarPlay™

CarPlay is the smarter and safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone, and the experience is taken to another level when featured in a KENWOOD multimedia receiver. Simply talk to Siri, or touch the receiver's display and get directions from Apple Maps, make phone calls, listen to voicemail, send and receive texts, and listen to music all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.

Apple CarPlay™


  • Android Rapid Charge

Rapidly charge your compatible Android smartphone with the USB port, up to a maximum of 1.5A.

Android Rapid Charge


  • Dual Phone Connection

Allows two phones to be connected for hands-free operation at any time. Easily switch between both phones with the touch of a button. Answering, calling or searching your phonebook on your phone is made simple through an intuitive GUI.

Dual Phone Connection

  • Wireless Music Browsing (AVRCP 1.5)

Search and select songs from your music collection through a Bluetooth® connection.

Wireless Music Browsing (AVRCP 1.5)

Sound Quality 

  • High-Resolution Audio

Supports up to 192kHz/24bit resolution in FLAC or WAV formats providing a superior audio experience.

High-Resolution Audio

The product with this logo is conformed to "High-Resolution Audio" standard defined by Japan Audio Society. This logo is used under license from Japan Audio Society.
  • Graphic EQ / Time Alignment

Use the graphic equalizer to tailor the sound quality to your unique tastes. Additional sound staging is available with the Time Alignment feature, designed to provide optimal sound performance.

Graphic EQ / Time Alignment


  • General Features

6.2 inch Wide VGA Color LCD Display with LED Backlight
Clear Resistive Panel
Touch Panel Control, Variable Key Illumination
Background Customize (JPEG x1), Display Customize (Color Coordinate)
Picture in Picture (Visual Source in Navi)
Multi-Language Menu & Tag (21 Languages (English, Spanish, French and others))

  • Audio/Video Features

Maximum Output Power : 50W x 4 (MOSFET Power IC)
3 Preouts (5V)
HDMI / MHL Connection with Optional Cable *1
1 Rear AV Input (Mini-jack, Swithcable), 1 Rear AV Output (RCA: Video / Mini-jack: Audio)
1 RCA Video Input for Front Camera / 1 RCA Video Input for Rear View Camera
Sound Excellence DSP (13 Band Graphic EQ / Digital Time Alignment / Space Enhancer
Sound Realizer / STAGE EQ / Bass Boost / Loudness / Drive EQ+)
Installer & Backup Memory (Store & Backup Audio/Video Settings)

*1: KCA-HD100 for HDMI, KCA-MH100 for MHL

  • Navigation Features

Built-in Garmin Navigation
Lane Assist, Multiple Route Preview, ecoRoute, My Trend
SD Card Slot (for Map Update)
Parking Guide Line

  • DVD/CD Features

DVD Video±R/RW Playback, MPEG 1/2/4, H.264 Video Playback
VCD Compatible, MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC / CD-R / -RW Playback
CD Text Ready, Repeat / Random Play
24 Bit D/A Converter

  • Tuner Features

Built-in HD Radio
Sirius XM Ready
FM / AM 24 Station Presets (FM x 18, AM x 6)
RBDS with Radio Text Plus
AME (Automatic Memory Entry), Up/Down Seek Tuning

  • USB Features

USB Interface x 2 (Rear, Detachable)
MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC Playback, MPEG 1/2/4 Video / H.264 / JPEG Playback
iPhone/iPod USB Direct Connection with Optional Cable *2
iPhone App Mode
Android Rapid Charge
Apple CarPlay
Hi-Resolution Audio Capacity

*2: KCA-IP102 / KCA-IP103 (1 Wire) for iPod Music, KCA-IP202 (2 Wire) for iPod Music & Video

  • External Media Control Features

Built-in Bluetooth
(Hands-Free Profile / Audio Profile (A2DP) / AVRCP1.5 / SPP)
Bluetooth Auto Pairing (iPhone/Android)
Voice Control with iPhone using Siri
Dual Phone Connection
Wireless Music Browsing
OEM Remote Control Interface



Model Name


Monitor Section

  • Picture size

6.2inches (diagonal) wide

  • W x H

137.5 x 77.2 mm / 5-7/16 x 3-1/16 inch

  • Display system

Transparent TN LCD panel

  • Drive system

TFT active matrix system

  • Number of pixels

800H x 480V x RGB

  • Effective pixels


  • Pixel arrangement

RGB striped arrangement

  • Back lighting


DVD Section

  • D/A Converter


  • Audio Decoder

Linear PCM
Dolby Digital
MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC / Vorbis

  • Video Decoder

MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / mkv

  • Wow & Flutter

Below Measurable Limit

Frequency response

  • 96k Sampling

20 - 44,000 Hz

  • 48k Sampling

20 - 22,000 Hz

  • 44.1k Sampling

20 - 20,000 Hz

  • Total harmonic distortion

1kHz 0.010%

  • Signal to Noise ratio

98dB(DVD-Video 96k)

  • Dynamic range

98dB(DVD-Video 96k)

  • DISC Format


  • Quantifying bit number

16 / 20 / 24bit

USB I/F Section

  • USB Standard

USB2.0 High Speed

  • File System

FAT 16/32, NTFS

  • Maximum Power Supply Current


  • D/A Converter


  • Audio Decoder

MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC / Vorbis

  • Video Decoder

MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / MKV / JPEG 

SD Section

  • SD Standard


  • Compatible File System

FAT 16/32, NTFS

  • Capacity

Maximum 32G Byte

  • Data Transfer Rate

Maximum 24MB/sec

  • Audio Decoder

MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC / Vorbis

  • Video Decoder

MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / MKV / JPEG

Bluetooth Section

  • Technology

Bluetooth Ver3.0

  • Frequency

2.402 – 2.480 GHz

  • Output Power

+4dBm (MAX),0dBm (AVE) Power Class 2

  • Maximum Communication range

Line of sight approx.10m(32.8ft)

  • Audio Codec


  • Multi Profile Support

Multi Profile

  • Profile

HFP (V1.6) (Hands Free Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Profile)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (V1.5) (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
HID (Human Interface Device Profile)
PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile)
GAP (Generic Access Profile)

HDMI I/F Section


MHL Section

  • Supported Version


  • Maximum Power Supply Current


DSP Section

Graphics equalizer

  • BAND


  • frequency (Hz) (BAND1-7,1-13)


  • Gain


2Way X'Over

  • HIGH PASS FILTER frequency




  • LOW PASS FILTER frequency





  • Front / Rear /Subwoofer Delay

0 - 20.0ft (0.07ft Step)

  • Gain

-8 to 0dB

Subwoofer Level

-50 to +10dB

Digital FM

  • Frequency Range

87.9MHz - 107.9MHz

  • (Frequency step)


  • Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz

  • S/N


Digital AM

  • Frequency Range

530kHz - 1700kHz

  • (Frequency step)


  • Frequency Response

40Hz - 15kHz

  • S/N



  • Frequency Range

87.9MHz - 107.9MHz

  • (Frequency step)


  • Usable sensitivity


  • S/N:30dB


  • Quieting sensitivity


  • S/N:50dB

1.13μV / 75Ohms

  • Frequency response

30Hz - 15kHz

  • S/N (dB)

75dB (MONO)

  • Selectivity

Over 80dB (±400kHz)

  • Stereo separation

45dB (1kHz)


  • Frequency Range

530kHz - 1700kHz

  • (Frequency step)


  • Usable sensitivity



  • Colour system of external video input


  • External video input level (Mini jacks)

1 Vp-p / 75Ohms

  • External audio max input level (Mini jacks)

2 V / 25kOhms

  • Video Input level (RCA jacks)

1 Vp-p / 75Ohms

  • Video Output level (RCA jacks)

1 Vp-p / 75Ohms

  • Audio Output level (RCA jacks)

1.2 V / 10kOhms


  • Maximum Power Output (Front&Rear)


  • Typical Power Output (Front&Rear)

Full Bandwidth Power (at less than 1%THD) 22Wx4

  • Preout level (V)

5V / 10kOhms

  • Preout impedance (Ω)

=< 300Ohms

  • Speaker Impedance (Ω)

4-8 Ohms

Navigation Section

  • Receiver

High-sensitivity GPS receiver

  • Receiving frequency

1575.42MHz (C/A code)

  • Acquisition Times

Cold: 29 seconds(typ)
All satellites at -130dBm Without aiding

  • Update Rate

1/second, continuous

  • Accuracy

Position: < 2.5meters,CEP, at -130dBm

  • Accuracy

Velocity: 0.1meter/sec

  • Positioning Method


  • Antenna

External GPS Antenna


  • Operating voltage

14.4V (10.5V to 16V)

  • Maximum Current consumption


  • Installation Dimensions WxHxD

182mm x 112mm x 153mm
7-3/16 x 4-7/16 x 6 inch

  • Operational temperature range

-10°C to +60°C

  • Weight
  • Main

unit 2.0 Kg
4.4 lb