Kenwood DDX9018DABS HD Capacitive Touch Screen AV Receiver


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Kenwood DDX9018DABS

HD Capacitive Touch Screen AV Receiver

DAB+ Tuner, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Air Mirroring - The New Kenwood DDX9018DABS Has It All!

The new Kenwood DDX9018DABS AV Receiver offers the ability to enjoy their favourite tracks whichever way they want, CD's, DVD's, iPOD, USB portable storage devices & smartphones are all supported and the addition of a DAB+ Tuner, crystal clear digital radio is also accessible with ease of use for the driver.

Featuring a large 6.8" HD capacitive touch screen display, with adjustable viewing angle that uses a new contrast control technology, the DDX9018DABS certainly has a sense of style and grace about it however, it's what's under the covers that really impresses. The Kenwood DDX9018DABS is loaded with all the key features and functions that take convenience and mobile connectivity to your vehicle to another level. Apple Carplay and Android Auto offer the ultimate integration with your smartphone while wireless Smartphone Air Mirroring allows you to enjoy all your favourite apps on the headunits large display.

The Kenwood DDX9018DABS also features advanced Bluetooth with convenient dual-phone pairing, full time connection for hands-free phone calls, as well as Kenwood Music Mix which allows up to 5 phone connection for music streaming and full AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) for superior sound quality whilst streaming wirelessly.


HD Display

The most colorful, beautiful Kenwood display ever.

Kenwood DDX918WS - 1280x720
Powerful, faster chip.
The new Kenwood DDX918WS is powered by Cortex A7 and dual core processors.
The high performance architecture is designed to provide the exciting
in-car experience without any stress.The new Kenwood DDX918WS series provide the best performance when you need it.

1280 x 720

Screen Resolution


Brighter LCD

compared to the 2017 DDX917WS

Wider Colour


Wider viewing angle

compared to the 2017 DDX917WS


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High-Resolution Audio
for Audiophile Grade Sound

 Playable “High-Resolution Audio” music files.
192kHz / 32bit Over Sampling DSP.
High-Resolution Audio is high-quality sound that exceeds CD standard.
With increased expressive power, the delicate details from the ultra-high to low frequencies can be reproduced.
You will experience the deep impression as if you were in a concert hall.

* The product with this logo is conformed to High-Resolution Audio standard defined by Japan Audio Society.

This logo is used under license from Japan Audio Society.

High Quality Sound Components

Kenwood D Series Hi-Res Audio
To ensure the best possible sound quality, the receivers use custom-made and carefully selected parts, such as audio quality power supply capacitors, high quality coupling capacitors and cross-shaped panel structures.
These parts are further optimized through meticulous tuning of the component values and circuit paths.


High Quality Sound

Kenwood DDX918WS
  •  13-Band EQ
  • Digital Time Alignment
  • 3-way X’over Mode
  • High Voltage 5.0V 3 Pre-outs
Kenwood DDX Series

All in One

The Ultimate Integration.

Android Auto™ via USB

Android Auto is a simpler way to use your phone in the car.
Connect your phone to the receiver and use Google Maps, Waze, etc.

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

Kenwood DDX918WS


Apple CarPlay via USB

CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls,
use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch.

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

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Smartphone Air Mirroring over Wi-Fi

A groundbreaking solution for seamlessly displaying your smartphone apps
on a 9 series screen without cables or a network connection.

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Spotify – Full Control

Ability to control Spotify from your iPhone via USB/Bluetooth or from your Android via Bluetooth to enjoy millions of songs you like.


Advanced Bluetooth ver.3.0

By connecting your smartphone and receiver wirelessly, your driving time will be more fun and convenient.



Up to 5 Bluetooth® devices can be connected to the head unit at the same time, and you can enjoy audio streaming just by switching the devices at the touch of a button.
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2-Phone Hands Free Calling Read

KENWOOD Bluetooth models automatically switch the paired 2 phones for incoming calls. Also include better quality reception using the Wideband Speech Hands-free Profile 1.6.


Powerful Dual USB

You can play back from USB devices audio and video files compressed in various formats.
In addition, you can rapidly charge your smartphones up to a maximum of 1.5A.
Dual USB


HD 2D/3D AVM Linkage

Kenwood DDX918WS
2-way touch communication with High Definition Around View Monitoring System – made by Whetron.
Effective Picture Quality : 1,280 × 720 HD Quality
Mounting bracket and dedicated connection cable, ECU unit are included.
Whetron, a Taiwan manufacturer was established in 1982 with a vision to become the leading supplier of automobile electronic parts for major car manufacturers around the world
Kenwood DDX918WS


Dash-camera Linkage

Dash Cam ready receivers are compatible with the Kenwood 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.
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Smart Connectivity With Apple Carplay & Android Auto

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto have fast become the perfect options for seamlessly integrating all the functionality and convenience of your iPhone or Android with your head unit and is the smarter, safer way to use smartphone in your car. Making and receiving phone calls, accessing your music, sending and receiving messages, getting directions and more... It's all possible thanks to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and you can do these things, all whilst you stay focused on the road.

Bluetooth v3.0 With Dual Phone Full-Time Pairing and Voice Recognition

Kenwood have taken Bluetooth to a new level with the DDX9018DABS, supporting two phone full time connection possible, with secure and simple pairing. This allows calls to come through to either phone and be received by a push of a button on the head unit. HPF 1.6 Wideband Speech is also supported, so you can now enjoy hands-free phoning convenience together with higher voice quality, improved noise reduction and a higher level of voice recognition accuracy.

The unit is also boasts 'Kenwood Music Mix' with full-time connection of up to 5 smartphones and audio devices for music streaming. Great for those long road trips with family and friends.

Smartphone Air Mirroring Over WiFi

Duplicate your smartphones display onto the Kenwood DDX9018DABS's large display to make use of your favourite apps including social media, google maps, navigation and more, all wireless via WiFi.

DAB+ Tuner Equipped - Enjoy High Quality Digital Radio

The Kenwood DNX9018DABS is DAB ready, delivering a much improved signal and CD-quality audio compared to analogue with reduced fading and is less effected by weather and other interference.

Direct OEM Steering Wheel Controller Harness Included

The factory-fitted steering wheel controls cannot be overlooked and so Kenwood have included with the DDX9018DABS, a steering wheel control adaptor harness which allows you to retain use of the OEM controls. No need to add expensive aftermarket SWC adaptors. (Check with our team to confirm your vehicle is compatible).

Kenwood DDX9018DABS - Key Features:

Picture size 6.75 inches(diagonal) wide
W x H 152.1 mm x 79.5 mm
Display system AAS LCD panel
Drive system TFT active matrix system
Number of pixels 2,764,800
1280H x 720V x RGB
Effective pixels 99.99%
Pixel arrangement RGB striped arrangement
Back lighting LED
D/A Converter 24 / 32Bit
Audio Decoder Linear PCM
Dolby Audio
MP3 / WMA / AAC / WAV / FLAC / Vorbis
Video Decoder MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / MKV
Wow & Flutter Below Measurable Limit
Frequency response 96k Sampling 20 – 44,000 Hz
48k Sampling 20 – 22,000 Hz
44.1k Sampling 20 – 20,000 Hz
Total harmonic distortion 1kHz 0.010%
Signal to Noise ratio 90.5dB (DVD-Video 96k)
Dynamic range 89dB (DVD-Video 96k)
DISC Format DVD-Video / VIDEO-CD / CD-DA
Quantifying bit number 16 / 20 / 24bit
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 / DSD
Video Decoder MPEG1/2,MPEG4 / WMV / H.264 / MKV
Air Mirroring
Mode Sink
Copyright protection HDCP2.2
Touch Control UIBC
Wi-Fi IEEE Standard 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Range 2.4GHz
Channels Auto(1-11ch)
Transfer rates (MAX) 11b: 11 Mbps
11g: 54 Mbps / 11n:150 Mbps
Output Power 11b: 17dBm±2dB
11g:15dBm±2dB / 11n:14dBm±2dB
Technology Bluetooth Ver4.1
Frequency 2.402 – 2.480 GHz
Output Power +4dBm (MAX),0dBm (AVE) Power Class 2
Maximum Communication range Line of sight approx.10m(32.8ft)
Audio Codec SBC / AAC
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)
HDMI Connector Type Type A
Input Resolution VGA (640x480p @59.94Hz/60Hz)
480p (720x480p @59.94Hz/60Hz)
720p(1280x720p 59.94Hz/60Hz)
Input Audio Type 32K/44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.2K/192K 16/20/24-bit Linear PCM
Graphics equalizer BAND 13Band
frequency (Hz) (BAND1-7,1-13) 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.]
Position Front / Rear /Subwoofer Delay 0 – 6.1m (0.01m Step)
Gain -8 to 0dB
Subwoofer Level -50 to +10dB
FM Frequency Range
(Frequency step)
87.5MHz – 108.0MHz
Usable sensitivity
Quieting sensitivity
DIN S/N 46dB
Frequency response
30Hz – 15kHz
S/N (dB) 75dB (MONO)
Selectivity Over 80dB (±400kHz)
Stereo separation 45dB (1kHz)
AM Frequency Range
(Frequency step)
531kHz – 1602kHz
Usable sensitivity 25μV
Video 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) 1.2 V / 10 kOhms
Audio Maximum Power Output (Front&Rear) 50Wx4
Typical Power Output (Front&Rear) Full Bandwidth Power
(at less than 1%THD)
Output frequency band 20 – 88,000Hz
Preout level (V) 5V / 10kOhms
Preout impedance (Ω) =< 300 Ohms
Speaker Impedance (Ω) 4-8 Ohms
General Operating voltage 14.4V (10.5V to 16V)
Maximum Current consumption 15A
Installation Dimensions WxHxD 178mm x 100mm x 160mm
Operational temperature range -10°C to +60°C
Weight                             Main unit 2.4 kg



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