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Kenwood DNX9980HD eXcelon In-Dash Multimedia Navigation System

by Kenwood
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Technical Details
Item Weight5.9 pounds
Product Dimensions7.1 x 7.2 x 3.9 inches
Item model numberDNX9980HD
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
  
Additional Information
ASINB004V3CZXW
Best Sellers Rank #65,467 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 pounds
Date First AvailableFebruary 10, 2010
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Kenwood
  • Model: DNX9980HD
  • Bluetooth support: Y

Product Description

eXcelon products incorporate the latest technologies and deliver the highest sonic performance. From advanced audio tuning capablities, crossover and equalizer systems, high voltage preouts and two-year warranty, eXcelon represents the very best product available. Kenwood introduces its new DNX9980HD for 2011, its top in-dash navigation offering. Kenwood's entire lineup of Multimedia Navigation Systems is equipped with high-performance navigation features supported by industry-leading Garmin technology and NAVTEQ maps. Providing easy, touch-panel operation, the high-precision WVGA display intuitively guides you to any destination smoothly and quickly. Lane Assist, Junction View and 3D Building Map for Ease of MindLane Assist function guides you to the appropriate lane to be in for upcoming junctions and interchanges, and Junction View displays a realistic view of upcoming road details facilitating a safer navigation experience. The DNX9980HD also offers 3D Building Map that displays realistic image of prominent landmarks. Built-in NAVTEQ TrafficNAVTEQ provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including Canada. If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure, the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to get to your destination, quick and easy! Built-in HD RadioThe built-in HD Radio module plays radio broadcasts digitally to transform the FM frequency to near CD-quality and AM into

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Customer Reviews

This works well and the sound is great.
Charlottes Web
The unit would load half way then restart, never completing the load.
Brad A. Cislini
My experience so far has been it's a decent product.
J. Walker

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By USMCguy on October 31, 2011
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I've had this system for a few weeks now and really like it. There are more inputs into this system than I will probably ever use. But I like the option of having them there should I ever want to use them. I will say, the only thing that kept me from giving this product 5 stars, is the fact is has a slow user interface. Kenwood released a new firmware version (v1.3.0 at the time of this review) that was supposed to fix some reported issues. I saw a minor improvement, but not much. But, don't let a slow interface deter you. I only notice the lag because I'm a tech nerd and I've owned other stereo systems (Pioneer AVIC-F90BT) to compare with. I liked my Pioneer stereo, but this system blew Pioneer out of the water.

The maps on the system are great because they are Garmin. In fact, Kenwood is the only aftermarket audio stereo system that has Garmin maps. This stereo is also the only one on the market that can interface with your vehicle's computer to provide diagnostics of your engine. Kenwood & Garmin take advantage of your vehicle's OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics) port via a bluetooth module, ecoRoute. It can track your vehicle's fuel performance so you know how much fuel you are consuming.

This stereo also has built-in traffic receiver. So if you have heavy traffic along your GPS route, your system will try to find alternate routes to avoid the traffic!

To add to this great product, is a great forum. KenwoodForums.com is loaded with very knowledgeable people that can help those novice installers and experienced moders troubleshoot any problems you may incur.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Walker on September 22, 2011
I know allot of reviewers have valid complaints. My experience so far has been it's a decent product. Still some design flaws but not nearly as slow as people make it out to be. Tings I do not like so far are the ease that I press the AUD button by accident when trying to press the pause button on the LCD to pause the music that seems to start playing after every restart of the car. really annoying but I can live with it. Also you would think after all this time that Garmin would give us a decent voice with the navi system. I can't stand it.

Love the 3D and the full screen graphics of the intersection turn off. Love the BT options and the Eco add on! Love the traffic warning and it actually can avoid traffic pretty well in LA County. Not easy to do lol!
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful By jay perez on February 8, 2012
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I had very very I hopes for this unit and as money was not an object for my vacation truck I purchased this unit despite the heavy price tag. Unfortunetly, when I recieved this item from the seller online it was defective and not working properly. I was smart enouph to read the reviews but not smart enouph to listen so I guess leason learned. The problem with my unit was that it would shut off randomely out of the blue and restart itself as if it were trying to reset. I understand that things happen and nothing is perfect but this is ware the warning comes in. I tried contacting Kenwood to resolve this issue and not only did they brush me off and tell me they could not help or change this brand new item but had an attitude about it like I was bothering them. Thank god Amazon changed it out for me (Excellent Company that back up there customers by the way) despite my 30 day experation. I will never ever purchase another kenwood again. I will also tell everyone I know about my experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Sikdar on May 26, 2012
I have been using this system for 4 months now. Sound quality is very good. However very slow in taking any input (instructions), takes close to 10 seconds for a source change. I have a back-up camera hooked up to this HU; When go to reverse right after starting the car, it takes more than 10 seconds for the camera-image to appear on the screen. In the middle of the listening to a source, say HD Radio, the source changes on its own to the next source, i.e. CD. Very disturbing.

Pandora from this unit never worked for me, though my iPhone pairs up correctly and I can play Pandora on iPhone and listen to this unit on source "Bluetooth".

Garmin gps on this system is a joke, always trailing by 2 seconds from current location. It happened many times that the GPS showed the next turn was 500 feet away, even when I was right at the turn. So by following GPS I was always missing the turns. Now I am regretting buying this unit.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charlottes Web on November 3, 2011
This system is really great concerning the navigation option and radio performance. The options for Pandora Blue tooth and other features are top notch but the hands free when trying to make a call when driving has been totally over thought. My cheap little Motorola devise worked 10 times better. It is actually dangerous trying to make a call because you have to keep looking at the screen to eventually pick out the number that you want to call then it almost never recognizes your speach to actually make the call and you then have to press the call button to dial the number. When you hit the dial button it never dials the number on the first try so you need to repeatedly press the button to make the call. The entire process of trying to make a hands free call is slow and painstakingly long. On the other hand receiving a call is great. This works well and the sound is great. I try to avoid making calls because of the lenghty and poorly thought out process to get to a number that you need dial. Hopefully someone at Kenwood will actually try to use this feature and see how dangerous it is and then try to fine tune that feature.
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