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Kenwood DMX8521S Digital Media Receiver with 7.0" WVGA Display Wireless

Kenwood DMX8521S Digital Media Receiver with 7.0" WVGA Display Wireless


Kenwood DMX8521S Digital Media Receiver with 7.0" WVGA Display and Wireless Apple Car Play and Wireless Android Auto.  


The Kenwood DMX8521S headunit features:  

  • Wired & Wireless Apple CarPlay.  
  • Android Auto™ & Android Auto™ Wireless.  
  • Wireless Mirroring for Android.  
  • High-Resolution Audio Wireless.  
  • 13 Band EQ & Digital Time Alignment.  
  • 4 Camera Inputs.  
  • USB Type-C.  
  • 200mm Trim Plate Included.  
  • 3 Preouts 5.0V.  


  • Apple CarPlay for Easy Connectivity

    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.KENWOOD Wi-Fi receivers now support Apple CarPlay wirelessly (compatible phone required).

    *Some features, applications, and services are not available in all areas. For details, see:

  • Android Auto for Easy Connectivity

    Android Auto for Easy Connectivity
    Android Auto was designed with safety in mind, helping you to minimize distractions and stay focused on the road. KENWOOD’s multimedia receivers combine an intuitive voice controlled interface with a large touch screen and superior sound quality, making it the perfect complement for your in-car life. You can even listen to and control music from your favorite streaming services like Spotify. Navigate to where you need to with Google Maps or Waze.
    KENWOOD Wi-Fi receivers also support Android Auto wirelessly(compatible phone required).

    - To use Android Auto on your car display, you’ll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle or aftermarket stereo, an Android phone running Android 6.0 or higher, and the Android Auto app.

  • Wireless Mirroring for Android

    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.  

  • HDMI Input

    HDMI Input
    Display your smartphone screen or other device via an HDMI cable (and third party adapter as applicable) on the monitor.  

  • Streaming Music

    Streaming Music
    Listen to popular music applications and music stored on your device with basic audio controls.  

  • High Quality Audio Streaming x 5 devices

    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

    2-Phone Hands Free Calling Ready
    While you are connected through Bluetooth, with a touch of a button you can switch between two phones.  

  • KENWOOD Portal App

    KENWOOD Portal App
    Display image files stored in your iPhone or Android on the receiver's photo frame widget and/or wallpaper.

  • High-Resolution Audio Wireless

    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.

    • * LDAC and LDAC logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
    • * “Hi-Res Audio” Logo and “Hi-Res Audio Wireless” Logo are used under license from Japan Audio Society.
  • Optimal Sound Performance

    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.  

  • Playable Video & Audio Video Files

    Playable Video & Audio Video Files  

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

    • Time Alignment.  
    • 13 Band Equaliser.  
    • 3 Way X'over Mode.  
    • High Voltage 5.0v 3 Preouts.  


    Video Codec Playable up to
    MPEG4 1920 × 1080p
    H.264 1920 × 1080p
    MKV 1920 × 1080p
    WMV 1920 × 1080p


    Music Codec Playable up to
    FLAC ~192kHz / ~24bit
    WAV ~192kHz / ~24bit
  • Safe Driving

    This unit has safe driving features.  

  • Rear View Camera Input with Parking Guide Lines

    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

    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 rear camera and a third camera slot that can be used for trailers or caravans.  

    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.  

    A KENWOOD CA-C3AV Video AV Input cable (sold separately) is required to use the 3rd camera input.  

  • Convenient and Easy-to-Use Capacitive Touch Panel

    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

    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.

  • ​​​​​​​Direct OEM Steering Remote Control

    Direct OEM Steering Remote Control  
    The receivers can be installed in most Japanese and Korean vehicles easily.  For more information visit  

  • RGB Interface

    RGB Interface
    It allows to set up easily the third party's navigation box.  

  • Technical Specifications

    For technical specifications please visit

  • Dimensions


    Width 178mm.  

    Height 100mm.  

    Depth 160mm. 

  • Weight


    1.9 Kilograms.

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