External Device Controls
2-DIN Chassis: The DNX6140 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.
The Kenwood DNX6140 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 unit has a front-loading
disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide
or fold-down. The screen is non-glare and
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes:
You can choose from the following screen modes for DVD, Video, iPod, USB and
- 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:
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
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 DNX6140 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 DNX6140'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 DNX6140 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 DNX6140 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 DNX6140 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
- 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
- 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 DNX6140 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
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
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 DNX6140 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
DNX6140 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 is required to enable traffic
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 DNX6140'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 DNX6140 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
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.
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
Zoom: The DNX6140 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
CR-2 Tuner: The DNX6140 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.
External Device Connection
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 DNX6140 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
Built-In Bluetooth: The unit features built-in Bluetooth
technology. Using the DNX6140's controls and supplied external 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 DNX6140 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 DNX6140. When your
cell-phone is called, the DNX6140 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. Visit Kenwood.com for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled phones.
USB Port: The Kenwood DNX6140 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 DNX6140 and the unit is
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 DNX6140.
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
DNX6140 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 DNX6140 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):
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
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
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
- 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 DNX6140 is HD Radio ready. With an
optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (113KTCHR20
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
24-Bit D-A Converter: For
superb quality audio playback from DVDs and CDs, the DNX6140 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),
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
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 DNX6140 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.
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 DNX6140 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.
Note: You can only watch a DVD movie in the 2nd Zone,
when the main zone is also set to DVD. You can, however, listen to audio
from a DVD in the 2nd zone when another source is selected for the main
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The DNX6140 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.