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Old 07-01-2019, 09:48 PM   #1
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There have been plenty of complaints with the pre-fusion Kenwood receivers, and while I didnít enjoy the quirky interface and echoey hands free phone, I put up with it in my 2015 AI because it still played music and sounded just fine.

Unfortunately, last week as I was leaving work for a couple days of camping, it died. Power to unit but no touch screen. Emergency!
No time for the typical research you find here. I ran to Best Buy and got what they had in stock and not too expensive... Kenwood DDX6706S. Currently on sale for $399
So far I am very happy with this emergency purchase and I can happily state that the phone echo issues are now resolved.
The Apple Car Play interface is also very nice!
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:39 PM   #3
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip, the Apple CarPlay compatibility is a big deal but I see your iPhone is still hanging in the picture. Is it true that you can stash the phone away and control its google map from the Kenwood display?
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:15 AM   #5
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Yes, you can stash the phone in the dash compartment, or wherever you run the usb input wire to the Kenwood. Car Play only works when the phone is plugged in.
I like to keep my phone out so I can check my battery status, solar, etc
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Yep, it was simple!
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There have been plenty of complaints with the pre-fusion Kenwood receivers, and while I didnít enjoy the quirky interface and echoey hands free phone, I put up with it in my 2015 AI because it still played music and sounded just fine.

Unfortunately, last week as I was leaving work for a couple days of camping, it died. Power to unit but no touch screen. Emergency!
No time for the typical research you find here. I ran to Best Buy and got what they had in stock and not too expensive... Kenwood DDX6706S. Currently on sale for $399
So far I am very happy with this emergency purchase and I can happily state that the phone echo issues are now resolved.
The Apple Car Play interface is also very nice!
What is the source of the sale on this Kenwood?
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:52 PM   #8
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Yes, you can stash the phone in the dash compartment, or wherever you run the usb input wire to the Kenwood. Car Play only works when the phone is plugged in.
I like to keep my phone out so I can check my battery status, solar, etc


Good to know, thanks!
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:24 PM   #10
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Thanks - I also did a Google search and see that $399 is just the current market price, not a special sale. Then I notice this DDX6706S unit does not have built-in GPS navigation.

I found another Kenwood on the Best Buy web site that has Android Auto/Appleģ CarPlay™ plus Built-in Garmin Navigation. A Kenwood DNX575S for $599.98 - that might be a better replacement for my current older Kenwood.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/kenwood...?skuId=6279606
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Did you end up adding an Amp?
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