Kenwood’s new DMX8020S is even more impressive in real life than it looks on paper.
The Kenwood DMX8020S includes many of the latest smartphone and entertainment features – at a price that’s hard to ignore.
Powered by an incredible 7″ resistive touchscreen, the head unit delivers easy access to a customisable menu system packed full of great features. There’s both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay included as standard, allowing you to connect and control your smartphone via your dashboard screen and use all of your favourite iOS or Android apps. It’s now easier than ever to play music from Spotify, navigate with maps, or stay in touch on the move via simple touch or voice controls.
The DMX8020S also comes packed with car audio options, including Bluetooth streaming, USB Android Mirroring and Kenwood’s innovate audio hardware and software.
There are also connections for up to three external cameras, which you can view on your dashboard screen. The DMX8020S also displays rear distance guidelines, taking the stress out of parking and reversing.
The DMX8020S is one of the best-value AV receivers in the entire Automotive Superstore range. With a stack of great features and impressive smartphone connectivity – it’s the easiest way to upgrade your car to the newest technology.
Apple CarPlay – Via USB
Apple CarPlay transforms your iPhone into a car entertainment and navigation system. And to ensure you don’t get distracted, you can access all features with simple voice commands. Ask Siri to play iTunes, navigate with Apple maps, make phone calls — even read and reply to your text messages.
CarPlay also supports apps including Spotify, Audible, WhatsApp, Tidal, Amazon Music, Google Maps, and Waze.
Android Auto – Via USB
Enjoy all of the best Android features on the big screen. Access popular Android and Google apps by touch screen or voice control. Navigate with Google Maps, listen to music, make and receive calls, or send text messages. Google Assistant can even update Google Calendar to keep you organised when you’re on the move.
Android Auto also supports apps including Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, Audible, WhatsApp, and Waze.
True Mirroring via USB for iPhone & Android, 2-Way Touch Control for Android
True Mirroring allows you to display and control your smartphone on a KENWOOD receiver screen via USB. You can enjoy your favourite apps on a large display with impressive sound quality. Before starting True Mirroring, just install the free app “Mirroring for KENWOOD” on your smartphone and connect it to the receiver via Bluetooth as well as a USB cable.
USB Mirroring with iPhone have following restrictions:
1) During USB mirroring on iOS device, when a call is received, USB mirroring disconnects and needs to be manually reconnected.
2) USB Mirroring is not compatible with original Music application on the iPhone.
3) USB Mirroring is disconnected when the iPhone goes to the sleep mode.
Spotify Control + High-Quality Audio
With Spotify, you can take your music everywhere you go. Wirelessly connect your smartphone to view, control, and play your favourite Spotify tunes through the 7-inch touch screen. With a Spotify Premium account, you can even enjoy your music without an internet connection.
Also included is support for all popular audio files: FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV. You also get a 13-band EQ and ‘Kenwood Music Mix’ — allowing up to five phone connections at once.
Multi-Widget Customisable Screen
Customise your own home screen to your liking by selecting four widgets. Depending on the model, widget options can include album art of current song, clock, compass, photo frame, visualiser, and more.
Triple Camera Inputs
An easy way to improve driving safety is with external cameras, and Kenwood’s DMX8019S allows you to connect up to three at once. With cameras on your front or rear bumper, you can take the guesswork out of parking and reversing. Rear cameras display on the LCD screen whenever you’re in reverse — giving visibility of cars, pedestrians, or small children. Kenwood’s display will even show parking guides to make backing up even easier.
An optional Kenwood DRV-N520 ADAS Dash Cam is perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time on the road. The camera can record all of your driving activity — with an in-built ‘G sensor’ that saves the footage in the event of a front-end collision.
Dash Camera Linkage with DRV-N520
Dash Cam ready receivers are compatible with the DRV-N520 Dash Camera. The camera records in full HD video capturing every event that occurs on the road ahead, and also provides safety features such as collision avoidance.