DMX8520DABS Digital Media Receiver with 7.0″ WVGA Display


DMX8520DABS Digital Media Receiver with 7.0″ WVGA Display


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  • Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ Ready
  • Wireless Mirroring for Android
  • High-Resolution Audio Wireless
  • Built-in DAB+ Digital Radio Tuner and Built In Bluetooth
  • 3 Camera Inputs
  • 13 Band EQ & Digital Time Alignment
  • 3 Preouts 5V


Safe, Smart and Comprehensive Control with Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is a safer way to use your iPhone in the car. Simply talk to Siri or touch the receiver’s display to get directions from Apple Maps, make phone calls, listen to voicemail, send and receive texts, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. With the latest iOS version (iOS 12.0 and higher), 3rd party navigation apps like Google Maps™ and Waze™ are also supported. New KENWOOD Wi-Fi receivers now support Apple CarPlay wirelessly (compatible phone required).



Android Auto via USB

Android Auto via USB Android Auto is a simpler way to use your Android phone in the car. You can enjoy features of your Android phone including Google Maps, Waze and more.
Some features, applications and services are not available in every region.
For details, see:


Wireless Mirroring for Android

Wireless Mirroring is a groundbreaking solution for seamlessly displaying and controlling your smartphone apps on a KENWOOD receiver screen without cables or a network connection on selected Android devices.


True Mirroring via USB for iPhone & Android, 2-Way Touch Control for Andoid

True Mirroring allows you to display and control your smartphone on a KENWOOD receiver screen via USB. You can enjoy your favorite apps on a large display with impressive sound quality. Before starting True Mirroring, just install the free app “Mirroring for KENWOOD” on your smartphone and connect it to the receiver via Bluetooth as well as a USB cable.


Music Mix – High Quality Audio Streaming x 5 devices

Up to 5 Bluetooth devices can be paired to the head unit at the same time. You can enjoy audio streaming just by switching the devices among your friends and family.


2-Phone Hands Free Calling Ready

While you are connected through Bluetooth, with a touch of a button you can switch between two phones.


High-Resolution Audio Wireless

High-Resolution Audio is high-quality sound that exceeds CD standard. High-Resolution audio captures and beautifully expresses all the details of your favorite music. Through ultra-high and low frequencies, immerse yourself in a rich and high-quality listening experience. Select KENWOOD receivers now support Hi-Resolution Audio Wirelessly via LDAC. LDAC is an audio coding technology that enables the transmission of High-Resolution Audio over a Bluetooth connection.



Optimal Sound Performance with 13 Band Graphic EQ and Time Alignment

Use the graphic equalizer to tailor the sound quality to your unique tastes. Additional sound staging is available with the Time Alignment feature, designed to provide optimal sound performance.


Sound Adjustment Features

To meet your high expectations.



Playable FULL HD Video Files

You can play back from USB devices audio and video files compressed in various formats.


Rear View Camera Input with Parking Guide Lines

An optional rear view camera enhances safety while backing up and monitoring behind your vehicle. Built-in, adjustable parking guidelines further add to its effectiveness.




3 Camera Inputs

To enable a smarter driving experience, receivers featuring 3 camera inputs allow for the utmost in convenience, flexibility, and safety. With 3 camera inputs, you can connect a front camera, a KENWOOD dashboard camera (DRV-N520 sold separately), and a rear camera.
Alternatively, 3 camera inputs support several other configurations, including the connection of 2 blind spot cameras and a reverse camera. Camera switching is available using on screen controls and manual switchers .The KENWOOD CA-C3AV cable (sold separately) is required to use the 3rd camera input.


Dash Camera Linkage with DRV-N520

Dash Cam ready receivers are compatible with the DRV-N520 Dash Camera. The camera records in full HD video capturing every event that occurs on the road ahead, and also provides safety features such as collision avoidance.



Convenient and Easy-to-Use Capacitive Touch Panel

Provides a high contrast ratio, crystal clear display and vivid text. Easy to use widgets provide access to information screens with a swipe.


Customizable Multi-Widget Screen

You can customize your home screen by selecting four widgets. Depending on the model, widget options can include album art of current song, clock, compass, photo frame, visualizer, and more.









Equipped with Dual USB Ports

Play your music from one USB port and use the other to charge your device, or charge both at the same time.


Built-in DAB+ Digital radio Tuner



Direct OEM Steering Remote Control

The receivers can be installed in most Japanese and Korean vehicles easily.


RGB Interface

It allows to set up easily the third party’s navigation box.



Monitor Section:
Picture size – 6.95 inches(diagonal) wide
W x H – 156.6 mm x 81.6 mm
Display system – TN LCD panel
Drive system – TFT active matrix system
Number of pixels – 1,152,000, 800H x 480V x RGB
Effective pixels – 99.99%
Pixel arrangement – RGB striped arrangement
Back lighting – LED

USB I/F Section:
USB Standard – USB2.0 High Speed
File System – FAT 16/32, exFAT, NTFS
Maximum Power Supply Current – DC5V=1.5A
D/A Converter – 24/32Bit
Audio Decoder – MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC / Vorbis
Video Decoder – MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / MKV
Frequency response 192k Sampling – 20 – 88,000 Hz
96k Sampling – 20 – 44,000 Hz
48k Sampling – 20 – 22,000 Hz
44.1k Sampling – 20 – 20,000 Hz
Total harmonic distortion 1kHz – 0.01%
Signal to Noise ratio – 98.5dB
Dynamic range – 89dB

Wireless Mirroring Section:
Mode – Sink
Copyright protection – HDCP2.2
Touch Control – UIBC

IEEE Standard – 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency Range – Dual Band ( 2.4GHz / 5GHz )
Channels – Auto(1-11ch), Auto(149,153,157,161ch)
Transfer rates (MAX) – 11a: 54 Mbps / 11b: 11 Mbps /11g: 54 Mbps / 11n: 300 Mbps /11ac: 867 Mbps
Output Power 2.4GHz/SISO – 11b:14dBm±2dB / 11g:13dBm±2dB /11n(20MHz):12dBm±2dB
Output Power 5GHz/SISO – 11a:9dBm±2dB /11n(20MHz):9dBm±2dB / 11n(40MHz):8dBm±2dB /11ac(20MHz):9dBm±2dB / 11ac(40MHz):8dBm±2dB / 11ac(80MHz):8dBm±2dB
Output Power 5GHz/MIMO – 11n(20MHz):11dBm±2dB / 11n(40MHz):11dBm±2dB /11ac(20MHz):11dBm±2dB / 11ac(40MHz):11dBm±2dB / 11ac(80MHz):11dBm±2dB

Bluetooth Section:
Technology – Bluetooth Ver5.0
Frequency 2.402 – 2.480 GHz
RF Output Power (E.I.R.P.) – +4dBm (MAX), Power Class 2
Maximum Communication range – Line of sight approx.10m(32.8ft)
Audio Codec – SBC / AAC / LDAC
Multi Profile Support – Multi Profile
Profile –
– HFP (V1.7) (Hands Free Profile)
– SPP (Serial Port Profile)
– A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
– AVRCP (V1.6) (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
– PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile)

DSP Section:
Graphics equalizer
BAND – 13Band
frequency (Hz) (BAND1-13) – 62.5/100/160/250/400/630/1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/6.3k/10k/16k
Gain – -9/-8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9[dB]
2Way X’Over
HIGH PASS FILTER frequency – Through/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250[Hz]
SLOPE -6/-12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
LOW PASS FILTER frequency 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250/Through[Hz]
SLOPE – -6/-12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
3Way X’Over
HIGH PASS FILTER frequency – 250/300/1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/5k/6.3k/8k/10k/12.5k
SLOPE – -12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
Band PASS FILTER frequency – Through/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250/300[Hz], 250/300/1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/5k/6.3k/8k/Through
SLOPE – -12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
LOW PASS FILTER frequency – 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/Through[Hz]
SLOPE – -12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
Front / Rear /Subwoofer Delay – 0 – 6.1m (0.01m Step)
Gain – -8 to 0dB
Subwoofer Level – -50 to +10dB

Frequency Range – 87.5MHz – 108.0MHz
(Frequency step) – (50kHz)
Usable sensitivity – 9.3dBf
S/N30dB – 0.8μV/75Ω
Quieting sensitivity – 15.2dBf
DIN S/N 46dB – 1.6μV / 75Ohms
Frequency response (±3.0dB) – 30Hz – 15kHz
S/N (dB) – 65dB (MONO)
Selectivity – ver 80dB (±400kHz)
Stereo separation – 45dB (1kHz)

Frequency Range – 531kHz – 1701kHz
(Frequency step) – (9kHz)
Usable sensitivity – 28dBμ

Frequency Range – BAND III: 174.928MHz – 239.200MHz
Sensitivity -100dBm
S/N – 90dB

Connector type – SMB
Antenna Output Voltage – 12V DC
Connector Maximum Current – <100mA

Color system of external video input – NTSC/PAL
External video input level (Mini jacks) – 1 Vp-p / 75 Ohms
External audio max input level (Mini jacks) – 2 V / 25 kOhms
Video Input level (RCA jacks) – 1 Vp-p / 75 Ohms
Video Output level (RCA jacks) – 1 Vp-p / 75 Ohms
Audio Output level (Mini jacks) – 0.9 V / 10 kOhms
Analog RGB input – –

Maximum Power Output (Front&Rear) – 50Wx4
Typical Power Output (Front&Rear) – Full Bandwidth Power (at less than 1%THD) 22Wx4
Output frequency band – 20 – 88,000Hz
Preout level (V) – 5V / 10kOhms
Preout impedance (Ω) – =< 300 Ohms
Speaker Impedance (Ω) – 4-8 Ohms

Operating voltage – 12V DC Car Battery
Installation Dimensions WxHxD – 178mm x 100mm x 155mm
Weight Main unit – 1.7 kg

Additional information

Weight 2.6 kg
Dimensions 32 × 26 × 20 cm