The Kenwood DMX8520DABS Delivers a Fresh New Look & a Heap of New Features!
The Kenwood DMX8520DABS is a 7" digital media receiver that features Android Auto & Apple CarPlay.
By connecting your smartphone and receiver wirelessly, your driving time will be more fun and convenient.
Safe, Smart and Comprehensive Control with Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay is a safer way to use your iPhone in the car. Simply talk to Siri or touch the receiver’s display to get directions from Apple Maps, make phone calls, listen to voicemail, send and receive texts, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. With the latest iOS version (iOS 12.0 and higher), 3rd party navigation apps like Google Maps™ and Waze™ are also supported. New KENWOOD Wi-Fi receivers now support Apple CarPlay wirelessly (compatible phone required).
*Some features, applications, and services are not available in all areas.
Android Auto for Easy Connectivity
Android Auto was designed with safety in mind, helping you to minimize distractions and stay focused on the road. KENWOOD’s multimedia receivers combine an intuitive voice controlled interface with a large touch screen and superior sound quality, making it the perfect complement for your in-car life. You can even listen to and control music from your favorite streaming service like Spotify. Navigate to where you need to with Google Maps or Waze. New KENWOOD Wi-Fi receivers also support Android Auto wirelessly (compatible phone required).
To wirelessly use Android Auto on your car display, you need a compatible Android smartphone with an active data plan.
Wireless Mirroring for Android
Wireless Mirroring is a groundbreaking solution for seamlessly displaying and controlling your smartphone apps on a KENWOOD receiver screen without cables or a network connection on selected Android devices.
True Mirroring via USB for iPhone & Android, 2-Way Touch Control for Andoid
True Mirroring allows you to display and control your smartphone on a KENWOOD receiver screen via USB. You can enjoy your favorite 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.
Music Mix – High Quality Audio Streaming x 5 devices
Up to 5 Bluetooth devices can be paired to the head unit at the same time. You can enjoy audio streaming just by switching the devices among your friends and family.
2-Phone Hands Free Calling Ready
While you are connected through Bluetooth, with a touch of a button you can switch between two phones.
The Best Audio Experiences
Sound quality enthusiasts will love the playback support of various types of music formats, including compatibility with FLAC files. Simple touch screen sound customization is also available with its built-in 13-Band EQ and Digital Time Alignment.
High-Resolution Audio Wireless
High-Resolution Audio is high-quality sound that exceeds CD standard. High-Resolution audio captures and beautifully expresses all the details of your favorite music. Through ultra-high and low frequencies, immerse yourself in a rich and high-quality listening experience. Select KENWOOD receivers now support Hi-Resolution Audio Wirelessly via LDAC. LDAC is an audio coding technology that enables the transmission of High-Resolution Audio over a Bluetooth connection.
*LDAC and LDAC logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
*“Hi-Res Audio” Logo and “Hi-Res Audio Wireless” Logo are used under license from Japan Audio Society.
Optimal Sound Performance with 13 Band Graphic EQ and Time Alignment
Use the graphic equalizer to tailor the sound quality to your unique tastes. Additional sound staging is available with the Time Alignment feature, designed to provide optimal sound performance.
Sound Adjustment Features
To meet your high expectations.
Playable FULL HD Video Files
You can play back from USB devices audio and video files compressed in various formats.
|Video Codec||Playable up to|
|MPEG4||1920 × 1080p|
|H.264||1920 × 1080p|
|MKV||1920 × 1080p|
|WMV||1920 × 1080p|
|Music Codec||Playable up to|
|FLAC||～192kHz / ～24bit|
|WAV||～192kHz / ～24bit|
USB sources are available on rear monitor via video output.
The powerful Dual USB provides max 1.5A quick charge for selected Android and 1.0A charge for iPhone.
Keeping you safe on the road ahead is our top priority.
Rear View Camera Input with Parking Guide Lines
An optional rear view camera enhances safety while backing up and monitoring behind your vehicle. Built-in, adjustable parking guidelines further add to its effectiveness.
3 Camera Inputs
To enable a smarter driving experience, receivers featuring 3 camera inputs allow for the utmost in convenience, flexibility, and safety. With 3 camera inputs, you can connect a front camera, a KENWOOD dashboard camera (DRV-N520 sold separately), and a rear camera.
Alternatively, 3 camera inputs support several other configurations, including the connection of 2 blind spot cameras and a reverse camera. Camera switching is available using on screen controls and manual switchers .The KENWOOD CA-C3AV cable (sold separately) is required to use the 3rd camera input.
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.
Convenient and Easy-to-Use Capacitive Touch Panel
Provides a high contrast ratio, crystal clear display and vivid text. Easy to use widgets provide access to information screens with a swipe.
Customizable Multi-Widget Screen
You can customize your home screen by selecting four widgets. Depending on the model, widget options can include album art of current song, clock, compass, photo frame, visualizer, and more.
Equipped with Dual USB Ports
Play your music from one USB port and use the other to charge your device, or charge both at the same time.
Built-in DAB+ Digital radio Tuner
Direct OEM Steering Remote Control
The receivers can be installed in most Japanese and Korean vehicles easily.
It allows to set up easily the third party's navigation box.
- Wired & Wireless Apple CarPlay™
- Android Auto™ & Android Auto™ Wireless
- Wireless Mirroring for Android
- High-Resolution Audio Wireless
- Built-in DAB+ Digital Radio Tuner and Built In Bluetooth
- 3 Camera Inputs
- 13 Band EQ & Digital Time Alignment
- 3 Preouts 5V