If you’re looking for Apple Car Play head unit that does it all, then the new Kenwood DNX5180S is it.. This feature-packed receiver busting at the seams, loaded with features and functions that will change the way you operate inside the car. Like the rest of the 2018 range of Kenwood’s high-end AV receivers, the DNX5180S is fronted by a large 6.8″ HD capacitive touch screen display, along with a highly intuitive interface that makes the unit both extremely easy and fun to use.
It’s once you get a look under the hood of the DNX5180S that things get really exciting though. Built-in Navigation by Garmin, supreme mobile connectivity courtesy of Apple Carplay and Android Auto, as well as access to the popular Weblink App, which allows you to easily enjoy your favourite apps on the go, including Waze community-based GPS, Youtube & Yelp.
But wait, there’s more… The DNX5180S also features advanced Bluetooth with super convenient dual-phone, full time connection for hands-free phone calls, as well as AD2P Connectivity technology which allows up to 5 phone connection for music streaming and full AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) for superior sound quality whilst streaming wirelessly.
Dual rear USB ports are also included for accessing audio and movie files in all the popular formats as well as charging smartphones and other portable devices. Spotify users will also rejoice, with the DNX5180S also offering full control of the popular music streaming app.
Convenient Connectivity With Apple Carplay & Android Auto
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto have fast become the ultimate options for seamlessly integrating all the functionality and convenience of your iPhone or Android with your head unit and is the smarter, safer way to use smartphone in your car. Making and receiving phone calls, accessing your music, sending and receiving messages, getting directions and more… It’s all possible thanks to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and you can do these things, all whilst you stay focused on the road.
Advanced Bluetooth v3.0 With Dual Phone Full-Time Pairing & Voice Recognition
Kenwood have taken Bluetooth as you know it and supercharged it with the DNX5180S, supporting two phone full time connection possible, with secure and simple pairing. This allows calls to come through to either phone and be received by a push of a button on the head unit. HPF 1.6 Wideband Speech is also supported, so you can now enjoy hands-free phoning convenience together with higher voice quality, improved noise reduction and a higher level of voice recognition accuracy.
The unit is also boasts ‘Kenwood Music Mix’ with full-time connection of up to 5 smartphones and audio devices for music streaming. Great for those long road trips with friends.
NFC Technology Makes Connecting Your Smartphone Even Easier
Connecting your smartphone has never been easier either, thanks to built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, a convenient and much simpler Bluetooth pairing process between a KENWOOD receiver and your smartphone with just one touch.
Navigation By Garmin
Equipped with the 12V industry standard Garmin navigation system, the DNX5180S helps you avoid those wrong turns and ensuing arguments with your spouse. This world-class system offers a variety of display options such as ‘Junction View with Lane Assist’, ‘3D Building Map’, ‘Intelligent Parking Assist’ and ‘Traffic Information’ to make your driving easy.
Waze – Outsmarting Traffic, Together…
Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app and it’s now available on the DNX5180S. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and fuel on their daily commute. The popular app offers many user-assisted features including traffic alerts, community edited maps, shared fuel price listings as well as the ability to sync with your friends via Facebook to allow for co-ordinated trips.
Direct OEM Steering Wheel Controller Harness Included
The added convenience of factory-fitted steering wheel controls cannot be overlooked and so Kenwood have included with the DNX5180S, a steering wheel control adaptor harness which allows you to retain use of the OEM controls. No need to fork out more money for expensive aftermarket SWC adaptors.
- Receiver Size: 2-DIN
- CD: Yes
- DVD: Yes
- 6.8″ WVGA Clear-coated Display
- Adjustable Viewing Angle Using New Contrast Control Technology
- Multicolor Illumination with Background Customise
- Built-in Garmin Navigation Engine / Micro SD card slot for Map Update
- 3D Building Map(*Depending on Map) / eco Route / Customisable “Where to
- Apple Carplay & Android Auto Via USB
- Advanced Bluetooth v3.0
- AAC Support (High Quality BT streaming)
- 2-Phone Hands Free Calling Ready (HFP 1.6)
- KENWOOD Music Mix with up to 5 phone Full-Time Connection
- WebLink App compatible via USB – Waze Nav-app / Youtube / Yelp
- Compatible with Kenwood Remote App
- Playable “Hi-Res Audio” files
- Dual USB (Rear)
- Max. 1.5A Charging for selected Android phones via USB
- FLAC / WMA / MP3 / AAC / WAV Playback
- MPEG1 / MPEG2 / MPEG4 / H.264 / MKV / WMV Video File Playback
- Spotify App Link Ready – Direct Control (iPhone via BT/USB | Android via BT)
- 13-Band EQ
- Digital Time Alignment
- Sound Elevation
- Dual Camera Inputs (Include Rear Camera Parking Guideline)
- Direct OEM steering remote (Harness adapter included)
- Dash-camera Linkage with DRV-N520 (2-way communication)
- RGB Input for 3rd Party’s Navigation Unit
- 3 RCA Preouts – High Voltage 4.0V