Kenwood USA announced it has launched its first receiver models featuring a shortened chassis in a double-DIN size. The eXcelon DMX706S (MSRP $649.95) and Kenwood DMX7706S ($599.95 MSRP) are multimedia receivers without a CD/DVD transport, which allows them a mounting depth of less than three inches.
The DMX706S and DMX7706S come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They have 6.95 inch screens and offer on-board Pandora Radio and Spotify through a connected smartphone Other features include SiriusXM capability, Bluetooth, and Hi Res Audio compatibility for content up to 192kHz/24Bit in FLAC and WAV formats.
Compatibility with the optional iDataLink Maestro module lets users replace the factory screen-based radio and retain important functions and displays.
The new mechless radios are due in April.