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Our take on the Kenwood DDX371

by Ken Nail
Kenwood

DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

DVD receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most DVD receivers feature a USB input for audio from your iPod, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen. Some receivers even offer connections for a center speaker and a subwoofer, so you can build a full-fledged theater in your car, just like at home.

Add Bluetooth® and multi-media versatility

Kenwood's DDX371 sets a high mark for in-dash DVD receivers, offering compatibility with many iPhone® apps, comprehensive iPod® controls, and built-in Bluetooth. Its bright 6.1" touchscreen and simple menu interface make it easy to use, so you can spend your time enjoying its many features and less time reading the manual.

Getting started with Bluetooth is easy. When you connect your iPhone to the USB port, the receiver automatically recognizes the phone and sends out a pairing request. Just press a button on the DDX371's touchscreen and you're ready to go.

Kenwood DDX371 DVD receiver

Movies look fantastic on the Kenwood's screen when you're parked.

iPhone® app control

Kenwood's iPhone App Mode lets you take control of some cool apps from the receiver's touchscreen — like video content from sources like Netflix and YouTube when your car's parked (extra cables required). The DDX371 also offers fingertip control over your Pandora® Internet radio stations when your smartphone's connected via USB or Bluetooth. Another big plus — if you've got Garmin's impressive Street Pilot app loaded on your iPhone 4 or 4S (or iPad® 1, 2, and 3), you can display maps and directions on the receiver's screen, so you can stay on course during your travels.

Play your music and videos

When your iPod or iPhone's connected, you can view album art and browse through your playlists with a few swipes of your finger. And your legacy media is good to go too — the DDX371 plays all your CDs, DVDs, and recordable discs, and you can plug a thumb drive loaded with hours of music into the receiver's USB input. This Kenwood also gives you a rear input for your A/V sources. And if you think that radio isn't cool any more, add a SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood and find out how entertaining satellite radio can be.

You can watch your favorite DVDs on the built-in screen whenever you're parked. But if you're traveling, you can entertain your back seat passengers while you drive — just set them up with an external screen and wireless headphones and they can watch video content while you drive.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility with this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with variable color button illumination
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • playback and control through USB of music files on compatible Android devices
    • Pandora control with iPhone (via USB) and Android (via Bluetooth)
    • iPhone App Mode with limited control of apps like Netflix and YouTube
    • display function for Garmin "Streetpilot" navigation app for iPhone 4/4S
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Hands-on Research for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    • speaker type setting
    Expandability:
    • works with SiriusXM tuner (not included)
    • inputs: rear USB input, dual rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    No
    RMS Power Output
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    22 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Preamp Voltage
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    4 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    3.5mm AV (rear)
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    SiriusXM
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
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    5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
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    9.3 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • Double-DIN DVD receiver w/ built-in 6.1" monitor (10A fuse)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Instruction Manual (English)
    • Instruction Manual (Spanish)
    • Instruction Manual (French)
    • Warranty card

    Our Product Research Team

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    Touchscreen Display
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX371 features a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    • Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for video playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), Normal (4:3), or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal) .
    • Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video playback.
    • Custom Background Images: You can download a still image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
    • Customized Top Menu: You can select and arrange which sources and icons display on the unit's Top Menu screen for easier, quicker access. Select the "ALL SRC" icon to see all sources at one time.

    Note: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. Select between 18 different languages including English, Spanish, French and others.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). The Eject and Kenwood logo remain red, regardless of variable color illumination setting.

    Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display and button illumination automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness. You can also manually dim the unit's display and button illumination. You can adjust the dimmer level from -15 to +5.

    Clock Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock which is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode. Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.

    2-DIN Chassis: The DDX371 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DDX371 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DDX371. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DDX371 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. The head unit will even establish pairing automatically with the Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+), even if the Bluetooth function is deactivated on the device. Once a device is paired, the registered Bluetooth device will automatically connect to the receiver when it is in close proximity (up to 30') to the receiver. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The touchscreen controls of the DDX371 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately in 5 seconds.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DDX371, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the DDX371. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book in alphabetical order.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the vehicle's parking brake.

    External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX371 includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth).

    SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible with SMS (Short Message Service), the Kenwood head unit will notify you when a message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message. You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Kenwood DDX371 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The DDX371 will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The DDX371 also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood DDX371 has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "VOICE/TEL" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DDX371 and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DDX371; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Kenwood DDX371 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video & JPEG files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    USB Port: The Kenwood DDX371 features a rear-panel Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The DDX371 also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX371 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long File Name FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 32-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    Photo JPEG: 32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags

    Dolby Digital/DTS: The DDX371 supports playback of Dolby Digital and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to 2-channel.

    Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc.

    Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.

    Zoom: The DDX371 features a 3 level zoom when playing back video and still images.

    Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to restrict DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.

    Auto Reload: The DVD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB port and uploaded. The tested unit contained firmware version G11.03.00. Go to Kenwood's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX371 supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input. The DDX371 offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on your Apple device through the Kenwood DDX371. Using Kenwood's KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (113KCIP202, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the Kenwood DDX371. If you only desire audio playback, you can use Kenwood's KCA-IP102 iPod cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DDX371.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood DDX371 for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Kenwood DVD receiver. Video playback is not supported.

    Note: The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone, using the KCA-IP202 cable. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "AV-IN2" in order to use the Kenwood KCA-IP102 iPod cable or the cable that came with your Apple device for audio playback only.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Kenwood DDX371 lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app.

    • Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre, Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. Your iPod's video library can be searched by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or iTunesU. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical order). The head unit also supports basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and  Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored music and movies from the Apple device's touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows you to navigate stored music and movies from your older Apple device (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier). You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps, streamed to your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Kenwood DVD receiver's touchscreen from select streaming movie apps (like Netflix) downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+), via the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (sold separately). Not all apps will be compatible and control will be limited.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Song/Artist Info & Album Art: In Head Unit Control mode, the DDX371 will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to iPod/App Control mode. Instead, the head unit will display "iPhone App and iPod Control Mode" (song/artist information will need to viewed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen).

    Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Garmin App: In addition, the optional KCA-IP202 iPod cable (113KCIP202, sold separately) allows you to view navigation maps and get audible/visual directions on the DDX371's touchscreen, when the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app ($49.99), and the Vehicle Display Integration in-app option ($49.99) are both downloaded to your connected iPhone (4/4S) or iPad (1/2/3); running iOS 5.1 or later. The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app contains NAVTEQ map data for the United States (lower 49 states); with over a million POIs, turn-by turn directions, lane assist with junction view, traffic updates, and speed limit alerts. Because the map data is downloaded onto your iPhone and does not live on the network, wireless coverage is not required to navigate. Once you have selected your destination on your connected iPhone, your map route will be visible on the DDX371's touchscreen (even with parking brake disengaged) and turn-by-turn directions can be heard through your car stereo speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to control the Garmin StreetPilot USA app. The screen of your iPhone and the screen of the Kenwood DDX371 may not be identical.

    Note: A Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app with North American maps (US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USVI, and more) is also available for $59.99.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX371 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/30/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Pandora App Garmin App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5* 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C* 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S* 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th* 7.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4* 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini* 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    air* 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N
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    • *If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad 4, or iPad mini; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DDX371 features a built-in AM/FM tuner. The unit's tuner features RDS (Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received, you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking at the program service name which appears in the display after the frequency. RDS features an emergency transmission function which interrupts regular programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not listening to the radio.

    • Seek Modes: You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.
    • Presets: Not only does the multimedia receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.
    • Mono Mode: This feature reduces the noise (static) when a stereo broadcast is received as monaural (for FM band only).

    Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps, Google Play, or BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood DDX371 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone.  Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Kenwood DDX371 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station or Genre List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also choose to randomly playback songs from all your registered stations.
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DDX371 comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DDX371 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal to Noise ratio up to 99dB.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX371 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the DDX371 are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The DDX371 features front, rear and subwoofer 4.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the head unit.

    Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DDX371 features an independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from 'Through' (off), 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, or 220 Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DDX371 offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 50, 60, 80, Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, or 'Through' (off).
    • Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-50 to +10) from the DVD receiver.

    Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DDX371 according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard (for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers with a large diameter).

    Equalizer: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (12.5kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Flat, and User. The DDX371 features independent Bass, Treble, and Midrange control when the Preset EQ is in User mode. EQ Pro allows you to adjust the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency levels.

    EQ Pro
    Center Frequency Q-Factor Bass Extension Level
    Bass 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or 150 Hz 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00 On/Off -8 to +8
    Midrange 0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz 1.00 or 2.00 N/A
    Treble 10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or 17.5k Hz N/A N/A
    Note: You can store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, AV, USB, iPod, and Pandora).

    Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.

    • Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.
    • Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -15 to +6.
    • Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.

    Key Beep: The in-dash multimedia head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connection

    Dual A/V Inputs: The Kenwood DDX371 DVD receiver is fitted with two rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio/video inputs to connect external AV sources, such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner. The rear-panel AV input labeled "AV-IN2" also serves as the input for Kenwood's proprietary KCA-IP202 iPod video cable.

    Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-210 (113CMOS210, sold separately). The video from this connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire (attached to the rear chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    A/V Output (Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor. The audio/video source which you can output to a separate monitor and headphone system depends on the current source that is being played back on the Kenwood DVD receiver.

    DVD Receiver Source A/V Output Source
    DVD DVD, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    Tuner/SiriusXM (optional tuner required) DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    USB USB, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    iPod iPod, AV-IN1, or Off
    Pandora AV-IN1, or Off
    AV-IN1/AV-IN2 DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    Note: The volume of the A/V output will be controlled by your rear entertainment system.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Optional Remote Control: The optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (113RCDV331, sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood multimedia head unit. The wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at the front-panel of your compatible Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight.

     
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    5 out of 5

    glad you recommended it 2015 F350 XL

    Written By powerstroke444e, Springfield IL on Saturday, July 26, 2014
     
    I was looking at a higher priced unit but the rep on the phone said this would do everything I wanted, So I bought it without doing much research on it. And will have to say it does everything I want it to and is easy to use. I like that it has adjustments on the mic input on the bluetooth. my sub work good with it also.
    Pros:
    mic adjustment and color It picks up stations I would not get in my last truck.
    Cons:
    Hard to say anything negative as it does everything I want it to for a fair price. I need to read the manual to figure all the stuff out, as I am not a tech person.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome!!

    Written By Jason, Hartwell, Ga on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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    Installed this radio for a friend and he loves the sound and how easy it is to use.
    Pros:
    Easy to use
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Anonymous, elsmere, ky on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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    My wife and i love the radio. We can use our phones, mp3 player, Pandora, ect. Great buy for the money.
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    4 out of 5

    Awesome Stereo!

    Written By royjf, Nashville, TN on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    Installation on my Silverado 2500HD was pretty easy. Didn't need to modify the fit at all. The stereo sounds great with my Pioneer speakers. Touchscreen is very responsive and easy to use. Read some reviews about using an iPod via the USB cable. At first it connected, but didn't play any sound. I went into the system settings and adjusted the AV input from iPod to AV. Works great! The Bluetooth works great with my iPhone5.
    Pros:
    Touchscreen works great. The sound is awesome and the build quality is great!
    Cons:
    For a system in this price range, a remote was not included. Other than that, no cons yet.
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    4 out of 5

    2004 Silverado 2500HD Install

    Written By Bill J., Marana, AZ on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    I needed a replacement stereo for my factory stereo in my 2004 Silverado 2500HD. I wasn't looking for the DVD player, but I did like the double DIN capacity of the this stereo, but my kids love the DVD player! The improved sound quality is amazing, I have the factory Bose system, and this head unit makes that system sound fantastic. I have an I-phone 4 and it connects flawlessly, I also use the Bluetooth hands free calling, and it works really well. The phone connects using a USB connection as expected, but you will need to buy a specific cable that has a 3.5mm jack wired in the USB to allow the audio to be transferred to the stereo. My truck has the Bose and on star system and steering wheel controls which requires a specific interface kit to be purchased, I recommend asking the Crutchfield techs to help you specifiy that interface if you have those type of requirements, they were a great help and made sure I had all the parts needed.
    Pros:
    Great Look, Touch screen, hands free calling, I phone connection, usb connection, Great sound
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Martinez, Lubbock, TX on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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    Love the sound quality when my Bluetooth is streaming. Bluetooth is a little sketchy at times. Has taken a few attempts to connect at times. I can skip fwd or rev but would of liked if I could see my entire playlist from my phone on stereo.
    Pros:
    Easy to install and operate. Sound quality is exceptional when Bluetooth streaming.
    Cons:
    Boring display, FM sound quality isn't all that great, no remote.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Anonymous, Middletown,Oh on Friday, July 18, 2014
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    Love the product it is so much nicer than my last radio! It's easier to use loving the Bluetooth and ability to finally get back to using Sirius again!!!
    Pros:
    Easy to use clear screen looks great
    Cons:
    Remote not included and can't figure out how to use lg phone to play my music
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By CC, los angeles, CA on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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    Installed with backup camera on a '05 Tundra. Difficulty - 4/10. Expected a bit more boost and better sound quality, but at this price it offers much. Bluetooth connection is very fast. Wish I can tilt the screen in driver's direction. The icons makes the system a bit cheap in my opinion, I may play around with background options. Maneuvering the features are intuitive and simple.
    Pros:
    Nice size screen for backup camera, easy Bluetooth connection, good sound - all at reasonable price.
    Cons:
    Better if screen can tilt to minimize glare and for better viewing by driver.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Anonymous, San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, July 12, 2014
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    Love this radio does everything it's suppose to and works amazing. Really easy to install so happy with crutchfield I've been telling everyone about them
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    5 out of 5

    very good item good price

    Written By egil, gilroy ca on Friday, July 11, 2014
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    bluetooth works with front speakers only but im fine with that im enjoying my kenwood
    Pros:
    can be connected to a rear view camera also accepts xm radio signal very satisfied .
    Cons:
    nice item for that price
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Anonymous, Warroad, MN on Friday, July 11, 2014
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    Excellent system!
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    5 out of 5

    GREAT PRODUCT AND PRICE

    Written By XP70069, HARMONY,MN on Friday, July 11, 2014
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    VERY COOL PRODUCT!, EASY TO NAVIGATE, SOUNDS TWICE AS GOOD OVER STOCK RADIO. INSTALLED IN 06 CHEVY CREW CAB, SIMPLE!!
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood ddx371

    Written By Juanmg, Fort Worth tx 76108 on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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    Great products
    Pros:
    Good quality for the price
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Better than expected

    Written By DRfj, Arkansas on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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    Lots of features for the money....simple clean and works as intended.
    Pros:
    Easy install and setup thanks to Crutchfield. Lots of features. Bluetooth sounds great and touchscreen works first try!!
    Cons:
    DVD won't eject while unit is on most time, but it's not a big inconvenience
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    5 out of 5

    Fantastic Product

    Written By Michael, NYC on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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    Great product right out of the box. Easy to install, looks good and sounds good. Now I have to replace all the speakers and the amp to be worthy of the head
    Pros:
    Price, sound, abilities
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    im in love

    Written By bullit4490, tx on Saturday, July 05, 2014
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    I love this unit very easy to use. I installed it in my civic and i love the hands free calling. Very east to install
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect in my Tundra

    Written By PeteP, Santa Clarita, CA on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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    I put this stereo in my Toyota Tundra. It fit nicely in the dash with the installation kit. I love the features and the hands free calling is great I can hear who I am talking to and they can hear me with no problems.
    Pros:
    Bluetoorh
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Anonymous, Montgomery, AL on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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    It's a nice stereo system for the price. My only complaint is the graphics. The graphics are a little on the plain side which prevents it from really being a stand-out stereo system. Nevertheless, it's a great upgrade from a factory stereo. I'll give it a 3.5/5 stars.
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    4 out of 5

    good sound, great features, easy to install.

    Written By j, Rochester, NY on Monday, June 30, 2014
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    I was looking for a car stereo to replace the factory stereo in my jeep. I have a a different brand stereo in my Scion and the interface is too difficult to use the buttons are too small, it is actually dangerous to use while driving plus even though there is a bluetooth connection for hands free operation there was no mic and no connection for one. All that is not true for this stereo. The buttons are large enough to easily use while driving, the functions are clear, the bluetooth integration works well for hands free operation and streaming audio and it came with a mic. The only thing it didn't come with was the cable for ipod/iphone operation but this is explainable because it is a different cable for lightning connector devices. The one thing it lacked was decent installation instructions but this was not too much of a problem as I have installed about a dozen car stereos.
    Pros:
    big buttons, responsive touchscreen, good ipod integration, good bluetooth connectivity, handsfree operation is excellent, I like the pandora integration as well.
    Cons:
    lacking in installation instructions
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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    This is a great head unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By Paul, Gardiner ME on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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    Nice head unit for the money, I have used Alpine since the early 90's. Very easy to use and set up without before even reading the manual. I have it hooked up to all aftermarkrt speakers, amp, and sub. Makes my Rock Warrior "Rock"
    Pros:
    Easy to use and set up
    Cons:
    Sun reflectiom and polorized sunglasses make screen hard to read. I suspect this would be true with all touch screens.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By GowingO, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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    Great product! Very simple to use!
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    5 out of 5

    kenwood indash dvd

    Written By Anonymous, espanola nm on Monday, June 23, 2014
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    This product is a great upgrade for any car it is user friendly and the adjustments to sound equalizer is second to none
    Pros:
    Easy to use great quality
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX371

    Written By CharlieH, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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    I bought this product for the Bluetooth feature and this product is beyond my expectations. This radio was very easy to install. I have never install a radio before and this unit connected directly to my 2006 Toyota Tacoma with no wire work at all. All the features work very well. The voices are clear and dialing and answering calls are very easy to use. Vice activated calling and texting is amazing. Love this radio. The sound of the Tuner is better than the factory tuner that was in there. I have little compartments in my truck were as the usb and the speaker worked out perfect.
    Pros:
    This hands free device limits me from dialing, looking up contacts or anything else that would distract me keeps me focused on what I am actually doing and that is driving.
    Cons:
    The volume control is to close or to small and I hit the touch screen accidently and it changes the station. Nor much of a big deal.
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    5 out of 5

    rw

    Written By r, nebraska on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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    works great with my i phone, vary satisfied
    Pros:
    Works as described, very happy
    Cons:
    none I can think of
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    4 out of 5

    Good Deck for the Money

    Written By BlaineE, New Richmond, WI on Monday, June 16, 2014
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    With the posi connectors this was a very easy install into my 2007 Toyota Corolla. The supplied mounting hardware made the install very easy. I installed this about a month ago and immediately noticed a difference in the sound quality in my car. I wanted Bluetooth functionality mainly without using some adapter or FM transmitter. This was a much better option. The sound quality is great and interface is easy to navigate and the layout is customizable. The only issue I had was finding that by default the Bluetooth is set to only play audio through the front speakers. I use it mainly for streaming music so that was a good option for me. Also, if you leave the deck set to Bluetooth when turning it off it will hook back up to your phone most of the time, but won't stream music until after you switch to some other input quickly and then switch back. After finding that out and changing the default audio out setting things have been good. The microphone for the calling feature could use a little bit longer chord, but the people I have talked to said their weren't any clarity issues. All together I would say it is a very nice deck and would recommend it.
    Pros:
    Very easy install Great sound quality Easy interface navigation Fine tune EQ
    Cons:
    Bluetooth slightly quirky
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    3 out of 5

    Lots of functionality, little disappointed

    Written By Chris M, Bixby, OK on Friday, June 13, 2014
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    I can't justify an overall rating of above 3 stars because it doesn't seem to support the iPhone 5s for anything other than bluetooth calling. I love the sound and the ability to fine tune the EQ. The touch screen is very responsive, unlike a lot of other stereos that you have to press hard or repeatedly. I also like that you can put a custom background on it.

    I purchased the Sirius subscription because we have one in our other vehicle. I have an issue with the signal cutting out periodically, but I think that is because of the antennae placement.

    As for the bluetooth capability, I was not impressed and may this is because it's not compatible with the iPhone 5s. I've had to pair the phone two times now. When I open the iPod function and try to play via bluetooth, it shows the song and counter, but no sound comes out. If I plug it in to the USB port and open the Garmin app, the stereo opens the Nav area, but the screen goes blank when I try to display the map.

    Unfortunately, the navigation was a big reason for this purchase, so I'm pretty disappointed with that. Maybe there's a firmware update or something.
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    5 out of 5

    its a niiiiice

    Written By mr.drew, LA on Monday, June 09, 2014
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    I wanted a double din touchscreen that would sound good and had bluetooth capability. this unit works great for what I need it to do. I have never installed a headunit before so there was a little bit of a learning curve, the crutchfield 'master' installation sheet does not really tell you anything other than 1. take the old unit out 2. put the new unit in. If you are a car stereo noob like me just know that you will need to splice some wires even if you buy a harness, make sure you have some 16ga butt connectors or something before you start the install otherwise you will be making a trip to the store halfway through the job
    Pros:
    it works
    Cons:
    it did not install itself
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    "Coolness Factor"
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By dan, riverhead ny on Saturday, June 07, 2014
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    great buy excellent Kenwood quality
    Cons:
    volume control too close to touchscreen presets change stations accidently
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