Kenwood’s flagship multimedia audio system, the DDX9016S now available in India for INR 64,990



Kenwood’s new premium multimedia audio model DDX9016S is now available in India with a MRP of INR 64,990. The DDX9016S multimedia receiver is a double DIN system and has a 7-inch High Definition Wide Capacitive Touch Panel. This model is equipped with features such as Air Mirroring, Android Auto (for android phone users), Apple Car Play (for iPhone users), alongside a built in DVD,USB, Aux-in, FM Player .

Air Mirroring, a Kenwood exclusive feature, helps streaming content from the mobile device and displaying it wirelessly on the multimedia screen. Users can stream music, photos, videos, emails, games etc from the mobile phone to the car infotainment system. The Android Auto feature enables users to access the existing android apps on the multimedia screen. Users can manage calls, listen and reply to messages and whatsapp, access google maps and listen to the smartphones music with just one tap on the screen. Android Auto pairs with the car’s Bluetooth system automatically as soon as the phone is plugged in with the help of a USB cable.


Similarly, with Apple CarPlay, the users can sync their Apple device to the vehicle’s infotainment system and access information such as music, navigation, calls, messages, etc, while on the go. With the help of voice commands to Siri voice, users can use functions such as texting, making a call or selecting music. Special emphasis is also given to voice commands. Users can attend calls, send and receive messages all through voice commands with the help of the Bluetooth wired mic that comes along with the system. The Bluetooth provided with the system is version 3.0 which has the speed 8 times faster than the previous version (2.0).

Additional features include Dual camera where the user can access both front and back camera simultaneously while driving. This feature is especially useful during parking as users can directly adjust rear camera guidelines from the head unit. The DDX9016S also has a dual phone hands free compatibility that lets two users pair their respective phones simultaneously. The Kenwood DDX9016S provides users with sound quality playable up to 192 kHz/24 bit, while the 13 band equalizer gives a variety of sound.


“Over the last few years, advancement in automotive electronics and wireless technologies combined with changing lifestyle has made a profound impact in consumer preference from a basic driving experience to latest infotainment solutions. For many car enthusiasts nowadays, their car’s infotainment system is as important as their performance on the road. Kenwood DDX9016S fulfills that aspiration. The DDX9016S offers everything car enthusiasts need and much more, including the latest wireless connectivity, user friendly interface, the ability to play a variety of media files and access to the most up-to-date information and entertainment on-the-go,” said Dhiraj Chawla, AGM Sales, Nippon Audiotronix P Ltd which has the exclusive distribution rights for Kenwood Products in India.

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