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Navigation receiver (New Stock)
Item #: 113DNX5140
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Original Price: $699.99
Kenwood's DNX5140 DVD/navigation receiver delivers movies and music, plus turn-by-turn directions from its built-in Garmin navigation system. Its 6.1" touchscreen brings your movies to life while you're parked, and its intuitive touchscreen controls let you breeze through menus and navigation functions when you're on the move.
Built-in Garmin navigation
The built-in navigation system from Garmin gives you millions of points of interest, so you're always a touch of the screen away from nearby attractions and services. And you'll hear the DNX5140 call out the name of the street as you approach your next turn, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road. You'll have a wealth of information right at your fingertips, whether you're taking a trip to somewhere new or just driving around town.
The powerful internal amplifier delivers great sound from all your music sources. Load your MP3, WMA, and AAC files on a CD or DVD, and you'll have a nearly endless supply of fresh driving music. A handy USB slot lets you hook up a thumb drive or a USB-equipped MP3 player.
Add an optional cable, and you'll be able to connect your iPod® or iPhone and control it right on the touchscreen. No matter what your source, Kenwood's 24-bit digital-to-analog converter sends a crisp, clear audio signal to your speakers. And you can fine-tune your sound using the 3-band EQ and its six preset tone settings.
Build a system
You'll love the two sets of preamp outputs that let you add amps for fuller, more dynamic sound. If you add a subwoofer, you can switch the rear output to a non-fading mode, so your bass stays consistent as you fade from the front to rear speakers.
Add Kenwood's HD Radio tuner, and get into the enhanced digital sound quality and additional programming choices on participating stations. Or add a satellite radio tuner to tap into the huge variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music it provides. You can also add a Bluetooth® adapter and make safer hands-free calls in your vehicle.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.
- in-dash DVD/CD player with internal amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- 6.1" touchscreen
- fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
- built-in memory for navigation with maps of Canada, USA, and Puerto Rico
- plays DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD, CD-R/RW, and MP3/WMA/AAC files on disc
- plays JPEGs on CD, DVD, or USB
- 3-band EQ with six preset tone curves
- works with with Kenwood iPod adapter, Bluetooth adapter, HD Radio tuner, and satellite radio
- inputs: rear USB input, front-panel A/V input, rear-view camera input
- outputs: A/V output; 4-channel preamp outputs (front, rear) rear output is switchable to subwoofer mode
Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?
Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.
Kenwood DNX5140 Reviews
Average Customer Review:
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
This HU is a tremendous value at this price. I installed it with the harness
that Crutchfield supplied. It went into a 2010 Frontier SE KC. The only part
that I used from the dash kit was a small trim ring. Nice upgrade over the stock
Very nice unit overall. Got mine refurbished for a great price!! Sounds great and fits in an 04 Trailblazer with no problems. Fairly easy install. User interface is nice and not complicated at all.
Have noticed one very minor glitch with the Onstar interface (GMS04) and receiver, but nothing to fret over. Warning chimes stayed on when I got out of truck for no reason. Put key back in and out and alarm went away. Not sure what happened but it has only happened once.
USB interface won't play mp3s from Rhapsody subscription service - can only use through aux input, but of course, no info shows on screen. Other mp3s play fine through USB. Limitation of Rhapsody service, not receiver. Navigation is awesome! Fast at finding POIs and recalculating routes. Probably going to add bluetooth adapter in the near future. Thanks Crutchfield!!
A Great Overall In Dash Nav/ Mulimedia Reciever
2005 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
After reading a lot of reviews and doing a lot of research, I landed on the
Kenwood DNX5140 Navigation Reciever. I replaced my stock radio in my
05 Camry which had a stock JBL Audio reciever, and even with the stock
amp, the 5140's built in amp blew it out of the water. The navigation is
flawless with turn by turn directions and spoken street adresses. A few
people complained about setting the FM channels, but I found this
incredibly easy, you just hold down the button for preset once you are
listening to the station. The DVD player looks great and you can control it
by pressing the funcion command which will bring up on screen controls
such as Play, Skip, Fast Forward, etc. The radio sounds great and the RDS
works great aswell. CD's and MP3's sound amazing and the eq settings
really allow you to tweak the sound. If you are looking for an indash
navigation reciever this is the right one for the price, I chose this navigation
on the fact that it is made by Garmin, which is one of the biggest navigation
companies around, so I knew I wouldn't have any problems with the nav.
Overall a great system and would recommend to anyone, if you are looking
at a cheaper one, save your money and buy this one instead, well worth
The navigation works great, however it is more complicated than it needs to be when you try to navigate through the menu. The FM radio function sounds great however the AM portion is horrible with awful interference. As far as setting your memory presets, that to seems like an impossible feet. When playing a DVD, the touch screen is impossible to work. You tap tap tap around the whole screen hoping to finally get what your looking for and that never happens. It is not user friendly AT ALL. You are forced to have to buy the remote. The menu system is completely over engineered and difficult to maneuver.
The Garmin base software and designed GPS works terrific, ease of use with minimal amount of button pushing...obviously Garmin has done its homework on design interface. The Kenwood part...the radio is terrible.
There are so many multi steps to do a simple thing such as programing station presets, it should be a simple process...but no..they add in everything you could imagine of which you will never use..complicating the whole process. I've refrained from writting this for 2 weeks to see if it would get easier to understand, I'm a commercial pilot and used to running complicated navigation , comm. ect.. units, but this thing is way way over engineered. Such as the clock display..it is so small its hard to read, yet the space availible to have a permanent large bold display is there. On top of that when u get a call on your cell phone (handsfree mode) the clock disappears totally, a pain when you want to co-ordinate a meeting time.
To scan or search for a station you have to toggle to several menus to do a simple thing. Kenwood needs to focus on what is functional and not on incorporating everything the design team can think of including into the unit. Would be nice if they had a website where you could custom download the layout and features you want for your unit!!
Overall its a good unit but you will shake your head in disbelief at the arcane layout.
Great unit, wife loves it
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I can not imagine a better unit. Easy to program, sounds great.
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
The cd changer head unit in my 2005 Sequoia went up and I searched for a Nav/DVD unit replacement. I picked this unit over the 6140 because I didn't need the Blue Tooth capability. I've have never been happier! The system install was flawless, I have the IPod interface, steering wheel controller (still working out the kinks with that) and the amp interface. It all works great! I'm only using 50% of what it can do and I can't wait to learn the rest. Just have to find time to read the 100 page instrution manual. BUY BUY BUY!!! Crutchfield was great as always. Fast shipment!
Great All in one unit at a great price
2008 Hyundai Tucson
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
This is such a sleek and neat all in one unit. The radio is clear and the GPS is awesome, my family will never get lost again. Very clear directions, extremely pleased with this device. A+ product and customer service.
What's in the box?
- Double-DIN DVD/Navigation receiver with built-in 6.1" monitor
- Trim ring
- Wiring harness
- Magnetic base GPS antenna with attached 16.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector
- Self-adhesive magnetic plate
- 2 Radio removal tools
- 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
- 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
- Cable clamp
- Instruction manual (English)
- Instruction manual (Spanish)
- Instruction manual (French)
- GPS Navigation Manual (English)
- GPS Navigation Manual (Spa/Fre)
- Installation manual (Eng/Spa/Fre)
- Warranty card
- "Regarding the Wiring Harness" note
Features and Specs
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
2-DIN Chassis: The DNX5140 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.
Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DNX5140 features a 6.1" 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). This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.
Front-Loading DVD/CD Slot: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes: You can choose from the following screen modes for DVD, Video, iPod, USB and Rear-camera playback.
- 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
- Justify: expands 4:3 pictures horizontally only at the edges
- Zoom: expands 4:3 pictures both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges
Display Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, and black level to suit your viewing needs.
Front Panel Controls With Changeable 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 headunit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select three custom user colors that are adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue values from 0-31 each. In addition, you can download still images for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 22-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.
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.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness.
Navigation: With built-in Garmin navigation technology and NAVTEQ mapping software, the Kenwood DNX5140 features on-screen maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico which includes over 6 million Points of Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your destination using the headunit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the DNX5140's navigation system guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows, and directions along the top of the map. If you happen to depart from your original route, the internal navigation system recalculates the route and provides new route instructions. Your route is marked with a highlighted line and an arrow, while your destination is marked with a checkered flag.
SiRF Star III: The SiRF Star III GPS chipset is so sensitive that it's forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you additional placement options.
GPS Antenna: The DNX5140 comes supplied with a GPS antenna that features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5' cable terminated by a proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the back of the headunit. The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive magnetic base if you are having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount the antenna.
Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: The unit's text-to-speech voices "read and speak" the same words that are displayed on the unit's screens. The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they pronounce the street names as you approach turns. The DNX5140 also features pre-recorded voices, which have a limited vocabulary and do not speak names of locations or streets. Voice prompts are available in English, Spanish or French.
Map Detail: The DNX5140 allows you to adjust the amount of detail shown on the map. Displaying more detail cause the map to redraw your route slower. You can also choose to adjust the other following map settings.
- Orientation: Changes the perspective of the map from 2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of screen).
- Color Mode: Select between Day (for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the two.
- Auto Zoom: Disables or enables automatic zooming on the map for optimal viewing; you can also specify a maximum Auto Zoom distance from 120 feet to 300 miles.
- Route Color: Choose the color of the route line (Red, Green, Magenta, Blue, or Orange).
- Dim Roads: Dims the roads that are not on your route; you can customize this setting to Never or While Driving.
- Map Data Fields: Customizes the width and contents of the data fields displayed on the map page; you can choose from Normal, None, Thin or Wide.
- Text Size: Adjusts the display size of the text on the Map from none, Small, Medium or Large.
- Detail Maps: enables and disables the preloaded detailed maps.
- Zoom Level Detail: works in conjunction with Map Detail to customize which map items appear at various zoom levels; for each item, you can select Off, Auto, or a minimum zoom distance from 120 feet to 800 miles.
- Vehicle Select: choose between an arrow or car icon to represent yourself on the unit's on-screen map
- POI Filter: you can choose to filter out certain points-of-interests from your GPS searches
Navigation Settings: The DNX5140 features the following Navigation Settings to help calculate your route.
- Vehicle: Specifies what vehicle you are driving; you can choose a Car, Truck, Bus, Emergency, Taxi or Delivery.
- Preference: Selects the preference for your calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance or Off Road.
- Ask Preference: Choose to have the navigation system ask for your route preference each time it calculates a route.
- Next Turn Pop-Up: Selects to active the Next Turn pop-up window as On, Off or Auto.
- Off-Route Recalculation: Sets the way the navigation system responds when taken off the main route; you can silence the off-route recalculating or have the unit voice prompt you.
- Continuous Auto Routing: This feature allows the navigation system to continually search for a better route to your destination. Continuous Auto Routing may be useful if a traffic accident occurs or there are time-restricted turns on the current route.
- Avoidance Setup: This feature allows you to enter specific areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can choose to avoid Major Roads, Medium Roads, Minor Roads, Traffic, Unpaved Roads, U-Turns, Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes, or Ferries. You can also enter in Custom Avoids which allows you select specific Roads or Areas to avoid.
- Detour: If you need to take a detour from your current route, you can select the distance for the detour and what road to detour around.
Find Locations and Routes: The unit's "Where To?" menu screen offers the following features to help you find your destination.
- Browse Map: Allows you to search for a destination by touching and dragging the map.
- Go Home: Store one home location to allow you to calculate a route home from any current location
- Address: Input your destination address by house number, street, and city.
- Streets and Cities: Allows you to search for a city, street, intersection or exit.
- My Locations: Store a destination as a Favorite in advance, then easily select it as your new destination or insert it as point along your route.
- Recent Finds: Choose from one of your 50 most recent destinations or waypoints.
- Food, Hotel...: Allows you to search for over 6-millions points of interest in the following categories: Food and Drink, Lodging, Fuel, ATM/Bank, Shopping, Attractions, Recreation, Entertainments, Transportation, Hospital, Auto Services, Community, Other or Search All. The "Spell Name" feature allows you to enter a point of interest by name. When searching for a point of interest, you can choose one of the following proximity settings: Near Here, Near Other City or Near Recent Finds
- Extras: You can manually load custom points of interest (POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as safety cameras and school zones. The navigation system can notify you when you approach one of these points (Proximity Alert). You can download the custom POIs onto a CD-R or DVD-/+R, which can then be loaded into the unit's disc-slot.
Search Modes: You can search for locations in a different areas, such as a different city, near your destination or near your current route. You can choose to the following search modes - Near Here, Near Other City, Near Current Route, Near Current Road, Near Destination, and Near Recent Finds.
Turn-List: The unit's Turn List displays a list of turn-by-turn instructions of your entire route as well a arrival information.
Multiple Destination Routing: You can add intermediate destination points to your routes as you create it. You can also add points to your route after its been created when you go to edit the route. You can program up to 500 waypoints for long trips.
Trip Computer: The trip computer shows current speed, current direction, distance to destination, total distance traveled, average speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving, maximum speed, total trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can reset just the maximum speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.
Track Log: The track log creates a bread crumb trail (track log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log can be displayed on the map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.
Mileage Log: There are four different mileage logs, each can be named, individually activated/deactivated, and reset at any time.
Traffic Information: Using an optional FM Traffic Receiver (Kenwood GTM10, sold separately), the navigation system can receive, use and display traffic information. When a traffic message is received, you can see the event on the map and change your route to avoid the traffic incident. TMC data is available in a fast-growing number of cities throughout North America and gives prompt, accurate notification of accidents, road construction, police, or emergency action, etc. - so you can visually monitor traffic flow and, if necessary, avoid traffic tie-ups. The on-screen map page of the DNX5140 displays a "diamond icon" when there is a traffic event of medium severity or high severity on your current route or on the road you are driving. If you press this icon, the DNX5140 will create a detour route for you (if applicable) so you can avoid the traffic event. The optional FM Traffic Receiver plugs into the unit's rear panel mini-USB input.
Note: Traffic services are available only in select cities where coverage exists. A subscription may be required to enable traffic capability.
Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all navigation system functions when the vehicle's parking break is disengaged, that require significant operator attention and could become a distraction while driving.
Multi-Language Display: The DNX5140's on-screen menu supports 16 different languages to choose from, including - English, Spanish, French and German.
Software/Map Data Updates: To update this navigation system's software, you must have a CD or DVD writer, writable CD or DVD media and an internet connection. To update the unit's navigation software go to Garmin.com/kenwood. This navigation system will provide periodic notification at startup when the preloaded maps are considered out of date. You can purchase a DVD of updated map data from Garmin at Garmin.com/kenwood.
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood DNX5140 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, CD-ROM, DTS-CD, and VCD discs.
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play AAC (16-320 kbps), MP3 (16-320 kbps) and WMA (48-192 kbps) files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD+/-R/W discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo and Long file name formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 254 folders per disc, and 255 files per folder (512 maximum number of files and folders). During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag information.
JPEG/MPEG Playback: In addition to MP3/WMA/AAC discs, this unit can play discs with JPEG (8192 x 7680) still image files or MPEG video files. The unit supports MPEG1 (352 x 240, 362 x 288) and MPEG2 (720 x 480, 720 x 576) NTSC video formats.
CD Read 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/AAC discs or VCD.
DVD Display Setup: You can setup the monitor to display a 16:9, 4:3 Letter-Box, or 4:3 Pan&Scan aspect ratio when viewing a DVD disc.
Control Screens: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. You can touch the left one-third of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right one-third 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 briefly displays the information screen. For VCD playback, the top center is the Zoom control area.
Direct Search: By entering its number with the optional remote (KNA-RCDV330, sold separately) you can directly access title, chapter, time, track, channel, or frequency.
Video Display Adjustments: During playback of a video or still image you can reverse the picture horizontally and rotate the picture clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Zoom: The DNX5140 features a four level zoom when playing back video and still images. You can select from 4x, 3x, 2x, or Off.
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.
CR-2 Tuner: The DNX5140 uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal strength for clear radio reception. The tuner features 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.
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.
Station Name Preset (SNPS): This feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 24 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.
Front Panel A/V Input: The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input on the front panel of the headunit for connecting an external A/V source. The AV Input can be labeled AUX, TV, Video, DVD, VCD, VCR or Game.
Video/Camera Input: The DNX5140 is equipped with a built-in video/camera input with a composite video jack on the rear-chassis of the unit. This composite video terminal can be used to connect an external video source without audio. This input can also be used as a rear camera input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CCD-2000 (113CCD2000, 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. You can also display the video of the rear view camera in a mirror image, if desired. The purple/white wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching.
A/V Output: The unit features a set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor. You can choose AV-In, DVD, iPod, USB or Off as the source for the A/V output.
USB Port: The Kenwood DNX5140 features a rear panel 2.0 USB type-A port that is attached to the chassis with a 36" cord to allow for various placement options during installation. The USB port enables playback of MP3 (16-230 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), and AAC (16-320 kbps) files as well as JPEG (8192 x 7680 pixels) files from connected portable USB mass-storage players, USB thumb drives and portable digital audio players. The USB port is compatible with all USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. The headunit can recognize up to 126 folders (255 files per folders) and 15,000 total files. The unit will display any recorded ID3 Tag information stored on your connected USB device. You USB device's rechargeable battery will be recharged while it is connected to the USB port of the DNX5140 and the unit is turned on.
iPod High Speed Connection: The USB port and the rear panel 3.5mm A/V AUX inputs are compatible with select iPod devices when used with the optional KCA-iP301V adapter (113IP301V, sold separately). The USB Direct Connection enables high-speed iPod data communications of 12MB/bps via the optional KCA-iP301V (3-Wire) interface. One end of the cable plugs directly into your iPod's dock connector while the other end of the cable uses three connectors that plug into the back of the DNX5140. The USB type-A connector portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's USB port and handles the control and charging of your iPod, so you can navigate through your music and video files using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on its display. The two 3.5mm miniplug connectors of the cable plug into the unit's A/V 3.5mm inputs and transfer the music and video from your iPod to your Kenwood DVD/CD player. By using the Auxiliary input the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've stored on your iPod. The controls of the DNX5140 are seamless when used with the optional KCA-iP301V and include metadata browsing and playback of DRM contents, as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening application. The Kenwood DNX5140 and the KCA-iP301V iPod adapter cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of Nov. 2009):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type||Control||Display||Charge|
Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner to this receiver:
- XM: This unit supports the Audivox CNP-2000 MiniTuner via the optional Kenwood KCA-XM100V interface box which includes a vehicle dock and antenna (package # 700XMKENV1, sold separately). XM Satellite Radio programming offers 170 digital radio channels including 69 channels of commercial free music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from coast to coast. XM also offers instant traffic and weather alerts for 21 major US cities, as well as live sports broadcasts from Major League Baseball, NHL, the PGA tour, Indy car racing and several major college conferences.
- Sirius: To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SIRIUS Universal Vehicle Tuner (607SCC1) and the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite Radio Interface (113CASR20V); package item number 700SIRKENV; or you can connect the optional CA-SR20V Kenwood Sirius Satellite Radio Interface and the SiriusConnect vehicle docking kit (607SCVDOC1); package item number 700SIRKENP, along with your compatible SIRIUS Dock & Play receiver. SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 streams of original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65 streams of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.
- Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via its auxiliary input.
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: The DNX5140 is HD Radio ready. With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (113KTCHR20 or 113HR300, sold separately), 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 receiver's display.
Bluetooth Ready:The unit is Bluetooth compatible using the optional Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adapter (113BT200, sold separately). Using KCA-BT200 and the adapter's supplied microphone you can make and answer phone calls from the Kenwood headunit as well as listen to audio files stored on a Bluetooth enabled audio player through your car audio system. You can make calls from your cell-phone using the DNX5140 by entering a phone number from the headunit's on-screen keypad, registering up to six phone number presets, from your downloaded Phonebook information or from an outgoing/incoming call list. This unit supports Voice Recognition if your mobile-phone is Voice Recognition compatible. The headunit can support up to 35 voices and also supports Key Word Voice Recognition to select phone number category. In addition, the unit features SMS (Short Message Service) so you can send a small text message from your mobile phone using the DNX5140. When your cell-phone is called, the DNX5140 is paused and muted automatically. You are able to register up to five compatible Bluetooth cell phones but only one compatible Bluetooth cell phone can be connected when using the KCA-BT200 adapter. Visit Kenwood.com for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
24-Bit D-A Converter: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs and CDs, the DNX5140 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 (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, 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 (500Hz, 1.0kHz, 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 levels only.
Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the System Q EX Sound Control settings 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).
Selectable Preamp Output: The DNX5140 features front and rear 2-volt preamp outputs. The rear preamp output allows you to adjust from a full-range rear speaker preamp output to a low-pass non-fading subwoofer preamp output.
System E's+ 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 (using either speaker level or preamp output), there is a high-pass filter with independently selectable crossover points of 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Through (no filter). If you select the non-fading preamp output setting for the rear channel to use with subwoofer amplifiers, the unit features a low-pass filter with adjustable subwoofer output level control.
Dolby Digital: The DNX5140 supports playback of Dolby Digital and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to 2-channel.
Note: There is a female toslink digital output terminal located on the rear panel that is non-operation and listed in the manual as "Do not connect".
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.
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for low and high tones during low volume. You can turn this feature either on or off. Only the low tone is compensated for when the tuner is selected as a source.
Volume Offset 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.
Setup Memory: Audio Setup and AV Interface settings can be memorized and recalled at any time. When the settings are cleared when the unit is disconnected from the battery, they can be restored.
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q-EX and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (DVD, CD, Aux, USB, FM, AM).
Dual Zone Capability: The unit's dual zone control allows you to independently set the source for the front and rear channels. You can set the front channels to Tuner, Sirius, XM, DVD, Video, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, , Navigation or Standby. You can set the rear channels to DVD, Video, iPod, USB, or Off. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0 to 35.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The DNX5140 has a steering remote control lead attached to the harness. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (127SWIJACK, sold separately), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
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