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Old 02-26-2017, 02:00 PM   #1
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Kenwood DDX916WS head unit -- any installed?

This Australian/Malaysian head unit from Kenwood looks like the best 200mm wide unit available right now. Seems to do it all: Carplay, Android, CD/DVD, advanced Bluetooth, steering controls, FLAC files, 2 cameras, etc.

http://www.kenwood.com/au/car/visual...tion/ddx916ws/

Has anyone installed it yet? I'm curious how well it integrates with the 2017 BRZ, especially the steering controls and camera, etc.

It can be bought on Ebay at a decent price from a seller with stellar feedback: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kenwood-DDX9...-/142101131143

I haven't even received my car and I'm already resigned to replacing the US dash with the CA one-piece so I can upgrade the stock HU! Sure would be nice to avoid adding spacers to fill the gaps.

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Old 02-26-2017, 04:36 PM   #2
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I'm interested in this as well. Looking into this head unit to replace the stock nav unit in my 2017 once it comes in.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:17 PM   #3
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Carbon Car Sounds have done it on an older model and have an install video.
[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pl4z677Xq0"]DIY: How To Install A Stereo In Your Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ - YouTube[/ame]

There is also a new model out for 2017, the DDX917WS which has Air Mirroring and a few other features built in.

Brimstone103 was looking at doing it, not sure if it's done yet.
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114613
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:03 PM   #4
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The navi unit in my car is damaged so I think I'm going to get this unit.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:30 AM   #5
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Sweet, though the the DDX917WS is not available to ship to the US yet.

Thanks for the vid link, Byza

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Just ordered mine today so we will see how long it takes to get to the U.S.
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Here is another. Its a good looking head unit.

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBUTjdnF8Q8"]Kenwood DDX916WS Review - YouTube[/ame]
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Excellent. Do let us know how it works out.
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Just ordered mine today so we will see how long it takes to get to the U.S.
Ordered through ebay?
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It came in already. It probably took 15 minutes to install and it's a beautiful unit. So far it pretty easy to operate.



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Congrats! That looks really sharp. Let us know what you think of the sound and functionality when you get familiar.
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I'm looking at going with the same unit. It looks sharp! How do you feel about it not having a volume knob? Are you using CarPlay or AndroidAuto?
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I'm also interested to know if this supports HD Radio in the US. I don't listen to radio often but it is nice to have the better quality sound when I do.
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