August 22, 2019


JVCKENWOOD Wins EISA Award 2019-2020

KENWOOD DMX8019DABS secures EISA Award in the In-Car Head Unit Category



JVCKENWOOD Corporation is pleased to announce that KENWOOD’s overseas model multimedia AV receiver, the DMX8019DABS, has received the Expert Imaging and Sound Association’s (EISA) 2019-2020 Best Product of the Year Award in the In-Car Head Unit Category, which is one of the most prestigious awards for electronics products in Europe.

Award-winning Product

■Winner of In-Car Head Unit Award 2019-2020: KENWOOD DMX8019DABS

The DMX8019DABS is a mechaless multimedia receiver that provides a dedicated connection to a smartphone, enabling users to play music and video files saved on smartphones with high-quality sound and high definition in their cars. This model supports Wireless CarPlay, so users can wirelessly control iPhone functions. It also allows users to display functions on the head unit monitor and operate the touch panel. Besides, users can enjoy hands-free calling, music playback, and navigation on maps using the Siri voice recognition feature of an iPhone. Moreover, this head unit has a built-in DAB tuner, which is compatible with the digital radio standards adopted in every European country and supports Spotify, a music-streaming service that is widely being used in Europe. Thanks to these features, the DMX8019DABS allows drivers to enjoy a variety of content in their cars.



Comment to Winner from EISA

In the context of rapid changes in in-car entertainment systems, the DMX8019DABS is a model featuring advanced functions. Although this model does not come with an optical disk drive mechanism (CD and DVD) and a navigation function, it delivers exceptional cost performance from a 2DIN monitor receiver featuring enhanced connectivity with smartphones and portable media, and a high-resolution 7-inch touch-screen monitor, while supporting DAB radio services. The DMX8019DABS, the flagship model of the DMX series, features connectivity with various media devices, including USB, HDMI, and Bluetooth, and supports Wireless CarPlay, Android Mirroring, and Spotify through a WiFi connection. This model also has a built-in DSP to produce high-quality sound, so it is an optimal hub for music and a variety of information.  


About the EISA Awards

EISA Awards are presented for new products that offer a combination of leading-edge technologies, valuable features, advanced designs, and superior cost performance. Also known as the European Awards, the prominence and authority of these EISA Awards are recognized by consumers and manufacturers alike in Europe, as well as in most countries around the world, as proof of excellence. EISA is an organization comprising editors who represent renowned Europe-based magazines in the fields of Audio & Home Theater, In-Car Electronics, Photo, Video, and Mobile Devices. It was established in 1982 and the current membership includes over 55 magazines in 29 countries, mainly in Europe. Each year, they select the best products in Audio & Home Theater, In-Car Electronics, Photo, Video, and Mobile Devices, from manufacturers all around the world, and bestow their prestigious awards.

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●Apple CarPlay is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. ●Spotify is a trademark or registered trademark of Spotify, Ltd.  ●All other company names, brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. 

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