KENWOOD DNR876S INFOTAINMENT SOLUTION

Kenwood’s answer to the wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto war for head units is the DNR876S. It is equipped with built in navigation and a Bluetooth connection feature for hands-free calling and music streaming using Spotify , Pandora and iHeart Radio. For users who are subscribed to satellite radio, this unit is SiriusXM ready as well as iDatalink ready for integrating your vehicle’s settings into the receiver. With this, you will be able to view tire pressure, door opening, headlights and  more to your stereo.

With the newest smartphone technology mainly from Apple and Android manufacturers, the DNR876S is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, either wired or wireless. This means you will be able to control your smartphone thru the head units and even launch and use various apps.

 

Depending on the smartphone you are using, you are able to place a call or text by using voice thru Siri or Google Voice. While travelling, users will be able to take advantage of Google or Apple Maps and even Waze for directions with live traffic information. The DNR876S can also control you playlist in your favorite music player apps and even display album art thru the screen. One special feature of this Kenwood unit is the ability to mirror the screen of your Android smartphone. These include playing YouTube or Netflix movies right on your stereo.

This receiver can play various types of music formats from MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and DSD music files. It also captures high definition radio with its HD Radio tuner and has a 13-band graphic equalizer for customizing your sound and even DSP and bass boost controls which compensate for exterior noise.

Overall, the DNR876S is promising and delivers the right features for the car audio enthusiast in you and with its 6.95” touchscreen display; you will surely enjoy your drive anywhere. Check it out at Onlinecarstereo for more details. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly promotions and save tons of cash.

PIONEER DMH-WT8600NEX... NEXT GENERATION CAR ENTERTAINMENT

Pioneer has been…. Well… A pioneer in the innovation of car audio technology in the world. Their newest product is the 10.1 inch multimedia receiver, DMH-WT8600NEX. This head unit comes with all the bells and whistles for a total entertainment package. The NEX (Network Entertainment Experience) line has been garnering much attention and praise from car audio lovers and enthusiasts.

DISPLAY

It boasts a huge 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720P that can show your video with clear and crisp colors. The main display can be color customized with 112 key colors and illumination timers.  Users can also customize shortcuts for apps for ease of use.

 

CONNECTIVITY

The DMH-WT8600NEX features Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity either wired or wireless. These two integration platforms will enable your head unit to control your smartphone anyway you want. These include making or receiving calls and texts; activating Siri and Google Voice; streaming music; and providing directions using maps. For users who are not into smartphone integration, this unit also provide Bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling and music playing.

DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYBACK

The head unit is mechless, meaning it does not play DVD or CD. Users can play music using a USB thumb drive, Bluetooth, Carplay or Auto. It supports multiple files formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV and even lossless FLAC. It also supports video playback thru USB with MPEG-1,2,4 or AVI.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Other unique features of the DMH-WT8600NEX include dual camera inputs for front and backup for safety. Users can also integrate an iDatalink Maestro in the head unit to view and control selected vehicle settings such as tire pressure, A/C and speaker configuration. For users use SiriusXM subscription, the DMH-WT8600NEX is SXM ready.

Overall, the DMH-WT8600NEX is an excellent multimedia receiver that provides all the necessary smartphone integration and music playback options for the car audio lover. The Pioneer NEX series are the next generation of car entertainment. This also includes the DMH-WT7600NEX, DMH-WC6600NEX and DMH-C2550NEX.

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JUSTIFIED CAR AUDIO SHOPPING

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and a lot of pockets, fingers and palms are itching to make that purchase online for the perfect car audio deal. Majority of us men are quite hesitant to do it and afraid that our wives, fiances or girlfriend will get mad at our orders. Here are some suggestions on how to work around that fiery partner and turn things around to your benefit.

First, you can tell your wife that the sound on her Toyota Corolla is no longer pleasing to the ears and you’ll give her an upgrade to the Alpine S-S65C which will drastically improve her music stream using spotify with that 240 watts power component 2-way speaker set. At the same time, you can purchase for yourself the KW-M650BT 2-DIN Digital Media Receiver that is Apple Carplay and bluetooth ready perfect for your new Iphone 11 Pro Max.

On the other hand, tell your fiance that aux cords are so 2010 and you can buy her old Honda Civic and upgrade her stock radio with a new Pioneer DEH-X8800BHS and for sure, she will love you more because she can now listen to her favorite music on iHeart Radio or Spotify and can even talk to you while driving with the hands-free calling feature. At the same time, you can purchase for yourself the Alpine ILX-F309 9" Digital Multimedia Receiver with Built In HD Radio Tuner that can sync thru Carplay or Android Auto.

Finally, if your girlfriend is always complaining that you are always buying things for your car, you can purchase her the new Pioneer AVH-310EX 6.8” display 2-DIN Multimedia DVD receiver so she can watch her favorite movieS in the car and stream music from Spotify, Pandora or iHart Radio. At the same time, you can finally get your bass sound upgrade and get the Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12 Prime Series with 500 watts of peak power and you’re both going to be happy.

There you go folks! Hurry and take advantage of the pricedrop promo this week and make your partners and yourselves happy. You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and receive weekly mailers for exclusive promotions and save tons of cash.

MAKE YOU CAR ENTERTAINMENT APPLE COMPATIBLE

Recently, Apple unveiled the newest iteration of the iphone family, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Alongside this is the release of the Apple Watch Series 5. This means new features for iOS 13 one of which is the update of the Maps app to include realistic details of roads, beaches, buildings and more. Another update of the new iphone and iOS is Siri which will give you a more natural voice, intelligence and SiriKit for Audio which allows more versatility on playing music, audiobooks and radio.

More importantly, the new iOS has a more robust Carplay integration. The main dashboard has been redesigned to give you a single place to keep track of maps, audio controls and Siri suggestions. It has been refreshed to reflect a modern look for your modern car. If you are always on the go with busy schedules, the new calendar app has been redesigned to give you a quicker view of your day while driving. Another cool feature is the Apple Music app update that makes it even easier to discover new music and old favorites. iOS 13 now supports the newer AVRCP 1.6 standard that lets you view album art of your favorite artists on your stereo screen.

On the other hand, the new Apple Watch 5 provides the ability to alert you if the decibels rise to a level that can impact your hearing. This means that you can now measure decibels of your subwoofer and speaker setups using your Apple Watch. Likewise, you can still control your music using the audio controls from your watch and skip to your favorite songs as you drive. Lastly, your Apple Watch has the ability to tell which direction you are headed with the new compass app that also tells you ground elevation.

Onlinecarstereo has Apple Carplay compatible head units in its catalog from premium to affordable brands. These are as follows:

Kenwood Excelon DDX9906XR - This is one of Kenwood’s bestsellers. It has a 6.8” touchscreen with bluetooth and DVD player. It supports both wired and wireless Apple Carplay and has Digital AM / FM capability.

Alpine X308U - One of Alpine’s premium products that has 8” of screen size. It also sports an embedded Navigation with 3D and 2D mapping as well as compatible with iDatalink® Maestro® Module to integrate vehicle settings in your receiver.

Alpine iLX-F259 - Another Alpine premium product but more affordable. It sports a 9” touchscreen and can stream music from your iphone either through bluetooth or Apple Carplay. It’s single DIN chassis will allow it to fit any vehicle old or new.

JVC KW-V950BW - Also from Kenwood company but different design and feel. It has a 6.8” screen and is one of the affordable receivers that can do wireless Apple Carplay and compatible with iDatalink Maestro as well.

Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX - is Pioneer’s take on the Apple Carplay bandwagon. An 8” touchscreen was provided with this unit giving you a large screen real estate. This premium Pioneer unit is also SiriusXM ready and compatible with iDataLink® Maestro as well.

Sony XAV-AX1000 - From Sony is this unit that has 6.2” clear resistive touch screen and SiriusXM ready. It has bluetooth compatibility and can also play music from your USB stick. This is one of the most affordable units with Apple Carplay out there.

Alpine iLX-W650 - Alpine’s answer to affordable Apple Carplay compatibility. It has 7” screen size with bluetooth and SiriusXM. The unit also has a slim chassis making it compatible to any vehicle dashboard.

Here are some of the top seller head units that are Apple Carplay compatible from Onlinecarstereo. We have so much more to offer from our website. Just type in Carplay on the search box and products will display with a price that suits your application. Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and get weekly promotions so you can save tons of cash. Hurry and shop now!