eXcelon 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver With Navigation & Bluetooth

Size Slide TouchNavteq Traffic ServicesText to SpeechPreoutsUSB InputsHands-Free SupportAudio FormatsReverse Camera


Excelon Performance & Quality -  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.  

 Garmin GPS Navigation System -  DNX models offer the world's leading GPS navigation system by Garmin with preloaded NAVTEQ® map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Choose from different intuitive map view options including split-screen AV control.
Navteq Traffic - NAVTEQ 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, quickly and easily!  Alternatively, in manual mode, the system will add delay time to your trip so you can decide to avoid or continue on your current route.  Navteq Traffic offers great value as it includes a lifetime service subscription.
Lane Assist with Junction View - The Lane 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.
 Split Screen AV Control - The screen views, which can be easily toggled from one to another simply by touching the screen or appropriate button, can be changed to best suit specific needs.  For instance, Split Screen AV Control divides the screen into two with navigation on the left and a control window on the right with Picture-in-Picture displays the navigation and source screens simultaneously.

Bluetooth powered by Parrot - Bluetooth wireless technology promotes safe driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation while you drive without the need to hold a phone to your ear.  Incoming calls will be picked up automatically or at the touch of a button if screening calls.  For outgoing calls, the easy to read display interface makes it easy to search the contents of your address book, recent calls sent or received and with a press of a button you're connected.

USB Connectivity for iPhone and iPod - All DNX models feature USB connectivity for audio/video playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod when used with optional accessory cable.  Featuring an advanced graphic user interface, iPod browsing is done easily using Slide Touch to browse by album art, video titles, photographs, etc. from an iPhone or iPod. For added versatility, iPod control by Hand disables the receiver's integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps.  The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.
Pandora Connectivity - Pandora is an internet radio service that allows you to create radio stations based upon favorite artists and songs.  In short Pandora analyzes a song or artist using up to 400 distinct musical characteristics and then recommends songs and artists based upon your personal likes.  If the Pandora App is on your iPhone, simply connect to the DNX to enable touch-panel control of your personal Pandora stations.


General Features
6.1" WVGA
-  Resolution

1,152,000 Pixels

-  Mechanism-
256 Color Pallet
-  Dynamic Luminance Control-
-  Slide TouchYes
-  Multi-Lingual Display16
-  Picture-In-PictureYes
-  Display Skinsx 1
-  Customizable Favorite Sourcesx 3
-  Customizable Backgroundby USB
-  Voice GuidanceYes
-  Text to SpeechYes
-  Points of InterestOver 6 Million
-  Programmable Waypoints500
-  Graphical ResolutionWVGA
by MicroSD Card
by MicroSD Card
-  Advanced Speech Recognition-
-  Crossover SystemHigh Pass & Low Pass Filters
-  EQ System3-Band
-  Digital Time Alignment-
x3 (F/R/SW) @ 5V
-  Preout Level(V)5.0 Volts
x 1
-  A/V Inputsx 1
-  Rear Camera Inputx 1
-  A/V Outputsx 1
-  External Relay Switches-
-  Audio Firmware Updatesby USB
-  2-ZoneYes
Yes (Requires KCA-iP202)
Yes (Requires KCA-iP202)
-  Album Art SearchYes (Requires KCA-iP202)
Yes (Requires KCA-iP202)
-  Audio/Video PlaybackYes (Requires KCA-iP202)
Aha Radio-
-  Aha Radio for Android-
by USB
Rear USB Input
-  Mass Storage ClassYes (FAT16/FAT32)
-  USB Video File - MPEGMPEG 1, 2 & 4
-  USB Video File - OtherH.264 & WMV
-  Dolby Digital/DTS Decoding2.0
-  Disc Type (DVD)DVD-Video/Video CD/CD-DA
-  Disc Type (VCD)Yes
-  Disc Type (CD)CDDA
Optional Accessories
-  Remote ControlIncluded
-  iPhone/iPod CableKCA-iP202
6.1" WVGA
-  DisplayTransparent TN LCD panel
-  Drive SystemTFT active matrix system
-  Effective Pixels99.99%
-  Pixel ArrangementRGB striped
-  Back LightingLED
-  ReceiverHigh-sensitivity GPS receiver
-  Reception Frequency1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
-  Acquisition Times-
  -  Cold< 38 seconds
  -  Factory Reset< 45 seconds
-  Update Rate-
-  Accuracy-
  -  Position< 10 meters typical
  -  Velocity0.05 m/sec. RMS
-  Position MethodGPS
AntennaExternal GPS
-  Full Bandwidth Power22Wx4
-  Preout Level(V)5.0 Volts
-  Preout Impedance(Ω)Under 80Ω
-  Speaker Impedance(Ω)4-8Ω
-  TechnologyBluetooth Ver. 2.1 Certified
-  Frequency2.402 - 2.480 GHz
-  Output Power+4 dBm (MAX), 0 dBm (AVE), Power Class2
-  Maximum Communication RangeLine of sight approx. 10m (32.8 ft.)
-  Profiles
  -  Multi Profile Support-
  -  SSP-
Rear USB Input
-  USB StandardUSB 2.0 High Speed
-  File SystemFAT16/32
-  Maximum Power Supply Current1A (5V)
-  USB D/A Converter24 Bit
-  USB Video DecoderMPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4
-  USB Audio DecoderMP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV
-  DVD D/A Converter24 Bit
-  DVD Audio DecoderLinear PCM / Dolby Digital / dts / MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV
-  DVD Video DecoderMPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4
-  Wow & FlutterBelow Measurable Limit
-  Frequency Response
Sampling frequency 96 kHz: 20 - 22,000 Hz
Sampling frequency 48 kHz: 20 - 22,000 Hz
Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz: 20 - 20,000 Hz
-  Total Harmonic Distortion0.01%(1kHz)
-  Signal to Noise Ratio98 dB (DVD-Video 96 kHz)
-  Dynamic Range98 dB (DVD-Video 96 kHz)
-  Disc Type (DVD)DVD-Video/Video CD/CD-DA
-  Disc Type (VCD)Yes
-  Disc Type (CD)CDDA
-  Sampling Frequency44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
-  Quantifying Bit Number16 / 20 / 24 bit
-  FM
  -  FM Frequency Range87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
  -  FM Usable Sensitivity9.3dBf
  -  FM Quiet Sensitivity15.2dBf
  -  FM Frequency Response (±3.0dB)30Hz-15kHz
  -  FM Signal/Noise70dB(MONO)
  -  FM Stereo Separation40dB(1kHz)
  -  AM
    -  AM Frequency Range530kHz-1700kHz
    -  AM Usable Sensitivity28dBμ (25μv)
-  Operating Voltage14.4V (10.5 - 16 V allowable)
-  Maximum Current Consumption15A
-  Installation Dimensions (W x H x D)182 x 112 x 159.3mm (7-2/16 x 4-6/16 x 6-4/16 inch)
-  Operational Temperature Range-10°C - +60°C
-  Storage Temperature Range-20°C - +85°C
-  Weight2.0 kg (4.3 lbs)
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Visual Features
Junction View and Lane Assist
Picture in Picture, Split Screen and Primary/Secondary Screen Views
Making a call using Bluetooth
Pandora Internet Radio Interface
iPod/iPhone Control


Firmware Updates

2011 Navigation/Multimedia Receiver Firmware updater:


2011 Bluetooth Cell-Phone Compatibility List and Updater Website:


2011 Garmin Navigation Software Updater Website:

DownloadFile TypeDescriptionRelease Date
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