DVD/CD/MP3 Playback Features
CD Changer Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Motorized Touchscreen Display:
The Kenwood eXcelon DDX7015 features a motorized 6-1/2" wide, 16:9
touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution
of 480 x 234 with 336,960 total pixels (480H x 234V x RGB). The monitor
automatically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 6-step
adjustable viewing angle. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive
video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes:
You can choose from the following screen modes:
- Normal: displays 16:9
widescreen format pictures that fill the entire screen width, and 4:3
(conventional TV) pictures display with black bars on either side
- Full: expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture
slightly but retaining full image height
- Just: expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally only at the edges
- Cinema: expands 4:3 pictures
both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the
- Zoom: expands 4:3 pictures
both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the
picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges
You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, and black level.
Additionally, you can change the background and menu graphics. When the
illumination wire of this unit is connected to the headlamp circuit of your
vehicle and you turn your lights on, the display will dim.
2-DIN Chassis: The DDX7015 has
a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit
in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there
is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's
chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted
using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please check the Crutchfield
Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Front Panel Controls: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the outer edges of the screen.
Security Code: You may program
the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a
security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been
disconnected from power.
The DDX7015 is compatible with the Kenwood KNA-DV3100 navigation system (item
#113KNADV31) and KNA-DV2100 (2001 model), and can be connected via the 13-pin
I/F jack on the back of the unit (I/F cable supplied with the navigation
system). Third party navigation systems with composite video and stereo RCA
outputs can also be connected via the A/V input. You can select which speakers
are used for navigation voice guidance: front left, front right, or both front
speakers. You can also set the volume for the voice guidance audio.
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (DVD, CD, Aux, FM, AM).
Dual Zone Capability: The
unit's dual zone control allows you to independently set the source for the
front and rear channels.
Remote Control: The DDX7015 is
equipped with the RC-DV420 full-function remote control with a numeric keypad. A
slide switch allows you to switch between the control modes for the built-in
DVD/CD player, a TV source, and a tuner/disc changer/disc player source.
Anti-Skip Memory (DVD only):
The DDX7015 is equipped with 3-second anti-skip memory for skip-resistant play. Note:
This feature is only active when the unit is playing a DVD.
MP3/WMA Playback: This
unit can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in
ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should have a
maximum of 8 directory levels, 50 folders, and 255 files per folder. A total of
up to 512 MP3/WMA files and folders can be played back by this unit. During MP3/WMA
playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag
Direct Search: By entering its
number with the supplied remote, you can directly access the following:
- DVD: Title, chapter, time,
- with PBC on: Scene,
- with PBC off: Track,
- CD: Track number, total play
- MP3/WMA: Folder, file
Disc Name Preset (DNPS):
You may assign names to discs played in the internal CD player. Each disc name
can be up to 16 characters long, and the receiver has a memory capacity for up to
10 discs. (See below for further DNPS features with CD changers.)
Setting: If there is a problem with the CD
player reading a disc with a special format, you can switch to a second CD Read
setting which "forces" the player to read the disc. CD Read setting 1
is for normal CDs and MP3/WMA discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA
The DDX7015 uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal
strength for clear radio reception. The tuner incorporates an Automatic Noise
Reduction Circuit (ANRC), along with the Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC),
for improved rejection of distortion due to multi-path. 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.
Sirius Satellite Radio Controls:
This unit can control the optional Sirius Satellite tuner for Kenwood (item #607SIRKEN1).
In addition to the Sirius tuner, you will need an antenna and subscription in
order to receive Sirius Satellite Radio programming. The Sirius radio
tuner for Kenwood has a CD-changer pass-through, allowing the connection of an optional
Kenwood CD changer in addition to the Sirius tuner with only one connection to
the head unit.
HD Radio Ready: The DDX7015 is HD Radio ready. With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner
(item #113HR100TR), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM
broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will
significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include
information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the
Radio Data System (RDS): 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.
Name Preset (SNPS): This
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 30 AM and FM stations can be named. Each name can be up to
16 characters in length. The Preset Select menu will display the six presets in
each band either by name or frequency.
24-Bit D-A Converter: For
superb quality audio playback from DVDs and CDs, the DDX7015 is equipped with a
24-bit digital-to-analog converter.
System Q EX
Sound Control: Seven EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ
curve for different types of music. The preset curves are named
"Natural", "Rock", "Pops", "Easy",
"Top 40", and "Jazz". In addition, you may store your own
settings under the "User Memory" EQ curve. Each preset has its own adjustment
for the bass center frequency (60, 70, 80, 100 or 150Hz), bass level (-8 to +8), bass Q factor (1.00, 1.25, 1.50 or 2.00), bass
extension (On or Off), middle center frequency (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0kHz), middle
level (-8 to +8), middle Q factor (1.0 or 2.0), treble center frequency (10.0,
12.5, 15.0 or 17.5kHz), and treble level (-8 to +8). The System Q EX can be
turned off in the menu, still allowing you to adjust the bass, middle and treble
Advanced Crossover System: The
System E's+ Advanced Crossover system allows you to tailor your system with
selectable crossover points for all channels. For the front and rear channels,
there is a 6dB/octave high-pass filter with independently selectable crossover
points of 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no
filter). The non-fading preamp output, for use with subwoofer amplifiers, has a
12dB/octave low-pass filter, with a selectable cutoff frequency of 50Hz, 80Hz,
120Hz or Thru (no filter). You can also switch the phase of the subwoofer output from
normal to reverse, and adjust the level of the output from -35 to +5 in 1dB
Management System (B.M.S.):
This unit is equipped with an interface (pink/black wire in the wiring harness)
which controls certain special features of B.M.S.-equipped Kenwood eXcelon
amplifiers. This unit, when properly connected, can remotely activate and adjust
the amount of bass boost in the amplifier. You can choose between +6dB, +12dB,
or +18dB bass boost, or flat (no boost). In addition, you can lower the bass
boost center frequency by 20%, switching between "Normal" and
Control: 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 0.
With Smooth Volume
Return: The attenuator
immediately lowers the volume by a 20dB. Smooth Volume Return gradually
increases the volume to the original level when the ATT button is pressed a
second time, eliminating a jarring change in volume.
Compatibility: The DDX7015 is directly compatible with Kenwood
changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the
switch will need to be set to the "N" position. If you have a Kenwood
changer manufactured before 1998, you will need the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
Changers manufactured before 1994 require the CA-DS100 converter cord
(113CADS100) and the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
Changer Controls: In addition
to basic disc navigation features, this unit has the following changer controls:
direct disc access (using the remote), direct track access (using the remote),
track intro scan, track repeat, disc repeat, disc random, and all disc random.
Disc Name Preset (DNPS): When
used with a compatible CD changer, this feature allows you
to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 16 characters in
length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that
is connected to the head unit. The Disc Select menu will display the names of
the discs 6 at a time.
CD Text/MD Display: When connected
to a CD Text capable CD changer or an MD changer, this unit can display disc and
track titles for discs encoded with disc and track title information. The text
information can be scrolled manually or automatically.
Music Keg Compatible: The DDX7015
is fully compatible with the Kenwood Music Keg Digital Music System (models
KHD-C710 and KHD-CX910).
and Outputs Notes
A/V Input: The DDX7015
is equipped with a built-in audio/video input: a set of stereo RCA jacks and a
composite video jack on a 12-inch
pigtail on the back of the unit. This input can be named "DVD", "VCD",
"VCR", "Game", "Aux", "R-Cam", or
"Video". The A/V input can be set to Normal (A/V input source is
displayed only when you switch to that source) or Auto (A/V input source is
automatically displayed when a signal is input). With
an optional adapter (item 113CAC1AX or 113KCAS210), you can also turn the unit's
CD changer input into a second auxiliary input (audio only).
A/V Output: The unit features
another set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals
to an optional monitor. You can choose DVD or A/V In as the source for the A/V
output. Note: If you select DVD as the source and the optional DSP unit
is connected, there will be no output to the A/V output jack.
Parking Brake Detection: To
prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the supplied
3-wire harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection
circuit, as well as a constant power source and ground. While the vehicle is in
motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and
TV Tuner Input: The DDX7015
includes a 20-pin input for the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N TV tuner. Note: The
KTC-V800N tuner is not compatible with this unit.
Navigation Input: You can
connect a Kenwood navigation system to this unit via the maroon colored 13-pin
jack on the back of the chassis.
DSP Input: There are two
inputs, one analog and one digital, for the optional Kenwood KDS-P901 Digital
Decoder/Processor for decoding Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic