Kenwood DMX7706S

Double DIN Digital Multimedia Receiver with Bluetooth,

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Ready.

Kenwood DMX7706S Review

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Drivers who want the best audio experience often look at upgrading their vehicle’s outdated sound system with something modern. The Kenwood DMX7706S is a choice that they will find as a solid option.
The double-DIN unit provides optimal sound quality from a company that has been in the audio business for more than 70 years. It also has many other features that offer safe driving, excellent connectivity, and some really surprising features that are unique to this product like being SiriusXM Radio ready and short chassis that make for easy installation.
The Kenwood DMX7706S is made for perfect audio. It exceeds CD audio standards with its exceptional sound quality stemming from high-resolution audio. This audio technology pulls out the details of your favorite tunes. This allows you to enjoy all the ranges of frequencies for a truly rich audio experience.
This product also has a 13-band graphic equalizer that customizes audio quality to suit your tastes. The Time Alignment feature, created to enhance the sound even more, provides sound staging making your ride home the ultimate in sound experience.
The Kenwood DMX7706S works with multiple audio file formats including FLAC and WAV to MP3, EMA, and AAC so you can always enjoy your music on the go.
The best feature about this product is it integrates your cell phone into the infotainment unit where your phone acts as a remote control. Its built-in Bluetooth technology makes it easy for you to enjoy popular music apps with the Kenwood DMX7706S but also creates a safe driving experience.
With this product, you can easily connect to your navigation maps using only your voice on Bluetooth as it connects to standard navigation maps from both iPhone and Android easily.
Parking and seeing the road is no longer a problem with the Kenwood DMX7706S as there are inputs for two cameras, which greatly improves safety. There is a way to add a third camera, if desired, in several configurations.
Safety is heightened when the Kenwood receiver is connected to the Automotive Data Solutions Datalink Maestro RR. This makes for a seamless connection that creates an entire infotainment center in your vehicle that includes things like satellite radio, USB media player, hand-free Bluetooth, and music streaming.
It also helps you take care of your vehicle because it displays important information on performance, HVAC, and TPMS.

What’s in the box?

The box of your Kenwood DMX7706S double DIN unit will be chocked full of things. Here is what you will see when you open it.

Digital Media Reciever

The receiver comes with a fixed 6.95-inch monitor that is a touchscreen. It will require a 10A fuse. This is widescreen and is an LCD clear resistive touchscreen with LED backlighting. It has a crystal clear display with a high contrast ratio and bright, readable text. The touchscreen has an 800 by 480 x RGB resolution with more than 1.1 million pixels.

An interesting feature of the touchscreen is how you can use it. You can tap and touch it, but you can also hold, flick left or right as well as up and down. That makes it a totally customizable screen to suit anyone using it.

Wiring Harness

Every audio unit needs a way to hold it in place and the wiring harness does that. The wiring harness is a must-have to integrate the product with your vehicle. Part of the wiring harness includes the wires, terminals, and connectors that connect the product to your vehicle.

The harness connects your vehicle’s operating systems to the receiver, allowing the features on the Kenwood DMX7706S to run flawlessly.

Microphone with bracket

This allows you to speak your commands to your receiver so your hands can remain free. It also allows for more ease when you use other voice applications. This way you can keep your hands free when you talk on your phone as the sound will come through your speakers.

The microphone will also come with an attached 10-inch cable with a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector.

Parking brake wire

This light green wire connects your braking to your system so it can sense when you are stopping and when you are fully parked.

Other items in the box:

  • Attached sleeve
  • Trim Ring
  • 2 radio removal tools
  • Pan-head ISO mount screws
  • Flat-head ISO mount screws
  • Owner’s manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty card
  • Key features

One of the best features of the Kenwood DMX7706S is the control you have over your favorite music apps like Pandora and Spotify. All you have to do is install the apps on your receiver and connect your phone to enjoy them.

You can mix music in your live streaming because up to five Bluetooth devices can be paired simultaneously to the receiver. The dual phone connection allows you to switch between two phones so you can talk without moving your hands from the steering wheel.

Your smartphone becomes a remote with an application that controls the receiver’s basic function and you can enjoy wireless music browsing to search for your favorite songs from your collection.

There is drive EQ that helps overcome road noise by boosting certain audio signal frequencies to make the most out of your audio.

The Kenwood DMX7706S has plenty of features to improve safety including front and rear cameras and parking guidelines that work with the installation of a backup camera. This product has configurations to hook up to three cameras in various ways to suit your needs and increase safety.

It also works with maps including Google maps and Waze, so you can ask for directions and activate the maps.

Specifications

Apple/Android compatibility

Yes, the Kenwood DMX7706S is compatible with both iPhone and Android devices and both devices can be connected to be used as a remote control for the receiver. Also, any apps on either brand can run off the receiver.

You can also connect other items like an iPad or iPod to the Kenwood DMX7706S because it can be paired with up to five devices by Bluetooth simultaneously.

Pros
Cons

No, it is a double-DIN unit so you need a vehicle with space for it. In some cases, you may need to buy a fit kit to make it work in your car.

Yes, any dash camera will work with it.

You will need an adaptor to do it, but yes you will be able to use the buttons on your steering wheel as a control.

It is fairly easy to install for most people with limited knowledge. There are full instructions and necessary installation tools that come with it in the box.

You can play both AM and FM radio using this product, but it doesn’t play CDs.

Final verdict

The Kenwood DMX7706S offers wonderful music quality for the next generation of vehicle audio. It is easy to install and use. The connectivity to a wide range of applications, music libraries, and radio offers a total infotainment package.

The EQ offers a boost in areas that may be less than audio friendly, allowing a seamless flow of audio without you having to adjust the receiver.

Features like dual phone switching and camera integration complete it for safety. It comes with a warranty.

That, along with the many safety features, makes this a great choice for someone looking to upgrade their system. There is much to love about this product.

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