Garmin navigation, Parrot Bluetooth, Kenwood sound

Kenwood's DNX7140 DVD/navigation receiver gives you turn-by-turn directions from its built-in Garmin navigation system, plus the convenience of built-in Bluetooth® for safer hands-free calling. You'll enjoy watching movies on the wide 6.95" screen while you're parked, and you'll breeze through menus and navigation functions with intuitive touchscreen controls when you're on the road.

Kenwood DNX7140

Built-in Garmin navigation

As you approach your next turn, the built-in Garmin navigation system announces the street name, letting you keep your eyes on the road. You can find nearby attractions and services from the millions of points of interest. Whether you're taking a trip to a new area or just driving around town, you'll have a wealth of information right at your fingertips.

Bluetooth from Parrot

Parrot is a leader in Bluetooth technology, and they've teamed up with Kenwood to bring you hands-free calling in the DNX7140. When a call comes in to your compatible phone, your music mutes and caller ID info shows up on the screen. With a tap of your finger, you'll hear your caller over your vehicle's speakers. You'll talk through the included visor-mount microphone, as you keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel. And as an added bonus, you can stream music from any compatible Bluetooth device.


Great-sounding music

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, and you'll find an A/V input for game consoles and other add-ons. If you add an optional cable, you can 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. Fine tune your sound with the 5-band graphic equalizer and digital signal processing.


Build a system

Add a Kenwood satellite radio tuner to tap into the huge variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music it provides. With Kenwood's optional HD Radio™ tuner, you'll get the enhanced digital sound quality and additional programming choices HD Radio has to offer.

If you're looking to add amps and subs, you'll love the three sets of preamp outputs, including a dedicated subwoofer output with low-pass filter and level control.

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

iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • in-dash DVD/CD player with internal amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.95" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth by Parrot
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    • built-in navigation memory with maps of Canada, USA, and Puerto Rico
    Audio/visual features:
    • 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
    • 5-band EQ, digital signal processing, and HP/LP filters
    Expandability:
    • works with Kenwood iPod adapter, HD Radio™ tuner, and satellite radio
    • inputs: USB input, rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: A/V output; 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    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.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

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    • Double-DIN DVD/Navigation receiver with built-in 6.95" monitor
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Plastic escutcheon
    • Wiring harness
    • RC-DV330 wireless remote control
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Magnetic base GPS antenna with attached 16.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector
    • Self-adhesive magnetic plate
    • Preamp output harness
    • AV input/output harness
    • Relay harness
    • Microphone with attached 9.75' cable (has a minijack connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • 3 Self-adhesive strips
    • 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
    • "Correction" sheet

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    Display Features
    Built-In Navigation
    DVD/CD Playback
    AM/FM Tuner
    External Device Connection
    Audio Section
    Remote Control

    General Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The DNX7140 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.

    Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DNX7140 features a motorized 6.95" 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 monitor electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 7-step adjustable viewing angle, including a reversible-tilt angle. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.

    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

    Custom Backgrounds: You can download still images for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.

    Front Panel Controls With Changeable Illumination: In addition to the unit's touch-screen controls, the DNX7140 features often used hard-keyed controls along the bottom of the LCD screen's frame for added convenience. You can adjust the headunit's screen and 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.

    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.

    Built-In Navigation

    Navigation: With built-in Garmin navigation technology and NAVTEQ mapping software, the Kenwood DNX7140 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 DNX7140'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 DNX7140 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 DNX7140 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 DNX7140 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 DNX7140 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.

    FM Traffic Ready: 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 DNX7140 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 DNX7140 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 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 DNX7140'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.

    DVD/CD Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Kenwood DNX7140 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 DNX7140 features a 2 level zoom (2x or off) 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.

    AM/FM Tuner

    CR-2 Tuner: The DNX7140 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

    AV Input: The DNX7140 is equipped with an audio/video input consisting of a composite video jack and a pair of stereo RCA jacks. This composite/stereo terminal can be used to connect an external audio/video source. The audio/video input can be named "VIDEO", "DVD", "VCD", "VCR", "GAME", TV or "AUX".

    Camera Input: The unit features a composite video 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.

    Built-In Bluetooth: The Kenwood DNX7140 features built-in 2.4GHz Bluetooth technology (version 2.0) with a range of 32.8 ft and supports the following profiles: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Headset Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile), SPP (Serial Port Profile), and SYNC (Synchronization Profile). The unit's touchscreen controls can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call or end a call. The DNX7140 can even be setup to automatically answer a call. The unit comes with an external microphone with adjustable gain so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the other party through your car's front speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Your cell phone must be paired with the DNX7140 before you make and receive calls. You can register up to five cell phones (only one paired phone can be used at a time). You can also wirelessly download the short message (SMS) arrived at your cell-phone so that is can be read on the headunit's display. Using the DNX7140, 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.
    • Speed Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing.
    • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the DNX7140. Up to 1000 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 for a number by the initials, or you can search the phone book in alphabetical order.
    • Outgoing Call List: Allows you to dial by using the outgoing call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are stored in the outgoing call list.
    • Incoming Call List: Allows you to dial by using the incoming call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are stored in the incoming call list.
    • Missed Call List: Allows you to dial by using the missed call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are stored in the missed call list.
    • Voice Dialing: If your phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. You can register up to 35 voice tags.

    Note: Visit Kenwood.com for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    USB Port: The Kenwood DNX7140 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 DNX7140 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 DNX7140. 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 DNX7140 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 DNX7140 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
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display 4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    video 5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS Y Y Y N Y Y Y

    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:

    • 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.
    • XM: A portable XM satellite radio receiver 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 DNX7140 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.

    Audio Features

    24-Bit D-A Converter: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and USB media, the DNX7140 is equipped with a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter.

    3 Sets of Preamp Outputs: The DNX7140 features front, rear, and subwoofer 2-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear preamp outputs feature fade control while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.

    DSP (Digital Signal Processing): In order to optimize the sound quality, you can use the unit's Digital Signal Processing to set the type of vehicle, speaker sizes, distances and x-over points. The DSP settings include the following:

    • Cabin Setting: Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van , Mini Van, SUV, Mini Van Long, or Off
    • Position Control: For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage by selecting the distance for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.
    • Speaker Location: You can set the location of your vehicle's Front and Rear speakers.
      • Front: Choose from Door, On Dash, or Under Dash
      • Rear: Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row
    • Speaker Size: You can select the speaker size for your Front and Rear speakers, as well as your subwoofer.
      • Front: Choose from 6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6", 5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4", or 5"
      • Tweeter: Select either None or Use
      • Rear: Choose from 6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6", 5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4", or 5"
      • Subwoofer: Select from 10", 12", 15", None, 6-1/2" or 8"
    • Digital Time Alignment (DTA): Choose from 0.00 to 20.3 feet for the Front pair of speakers, Rear pair of speakers and Subwoofer distances in reference to the distance between your listening positioning and the locations of the particular speakers.
    • X'Over: The headunit features independent Front and Rear high-pass crossovers as well as a subwoofer low-pass crossover.
      • Front High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 ,90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
      • Rear High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
      • Subwoofer Low Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
    • Subwoofer Phase: Choose either Normal or Reverse
    • Subwoofer Level: You can adjust the level of the unit's subwoofer preamp output from -10 to +10dB.

    Note: You can choose to bypass the headunit's DSP feature.

    Equalizer Control: Equalizer Control allows you to use one of the System Q presets, or set your own custom settings for the front and back speakers using the 5-band Equalizer. The EQ adjustments are as follows:

    • System Q Presets: You can select from Natural, Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Game, iPod or User.
    • 5-Band EQ: 5-Band frequency adjustment (-9 to +9 dB) for Front and Rear speakers using the following center frequencies - 62.5Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 4khz, and 16kHz.

    Bass Boost: The DNX7140 features a three-step Bass Boost (Off, 1, 2) to enhance your music's lower frequencies.

    Bass DC Extension: When this feature is turned on it extends the bass center frequency to the low register by approximately 20% adding additional bass response to your system.

    Space Enhancer: This feature is used to enhance the soundscape your car audio system.

    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.

    Dolby Digital: The DNX7140 supports playback of Dolby Digital and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to 2-channel. The DNX7140 also features a toslink digital output to connect the unit to an external surround sound processor.

    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.

    Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store your audio settings for each source (DVD, CD, USB, Aux, and Tuner).

    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.

    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, TV, Navigation or Standby. You can se the rear channels to DVD, Video, iPod, USB, TV, or Off. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0 to 35.

    Remote Control

    Remote Control: The Kenwood DNX7140 comes with an IR wireless remote control which can be used to operate all the functions of the multimedia headunit wirelessly (except for monitor open/close and disc eject). A slide switch allows you to switch between the control modes for the built-in DVD/CD player, external video source, external audio source and Navigation.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility:The DNX7140 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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    "Inspected by Kenwood to be 100%" NOT!

    Written By JJG, NJ on Thursday, September 29, 2011

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    After getting this unit fully rewired and installed, to replace a different unit, the Refurbished unit that was "inspected by Kenwood to be 100%" was a big fat negative. When the face of the unit would't fold down, I should have known that there was a problem. After finally getting it to lay flat, (by force), so that I could perform software/firmware update, had I not been holding onto the card, it would have fallen INTO the unit. WHY? because somebody at Kenwood, evidently thought that, an internal card reader was not needed, and was missing, a glaring wide open hole, was the only indication that SOMETHING, was supposed to be there. This caused me to have to spend even more money, to purchase a different unit. Thus having to spend even more time, running wires, and switching out the units. Be wary of "refurbished" - check EVERY part twice to make sure it works. I may have never found this defect, until it was too late to EVER, get a return. Honestly? Because somebody dropped the ball in Quality Control, I took the hit. Sorry to say it but, the whole experience, was a huge NEGATIVE one for me.

    This unit rocks!!!

    Written By Matthew, Fredericksburg on Thursday, September 30, 2010

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    I picked this kenwood unit because of the features it has. The remote is really easy to
    use and is a life saver trying to drive and change radio stations or xm. I would
    recommend this kenwood deck to all that like a radio with all the toys on it and who don't
    want two different units on the dash. U guys at Crutchfield rock!!!!

    Kenwood DNX7140

    Written By Anonymous, Rensselaer IN on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

    Great unit, like all the features. Easy install and the crutchfield support was awesome they answered all my questions which made the install a breeze. The navigation is great and easy to use. Lots of great features. Would recommend this unit. 5 Stars all the way.


    Ken s.

    Switching to Alpine INA-W900 as soon as available

    Written By CT, Albert Lea, MN on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    I installed a 7140 in a new F250 and had problems with the unit powering down. About five trips back to the installer we swapped it out for another 7140 only to have the same problem again, maybe worse.

    Kenwood techs only said the problem was with the power source and offered very little in ideas. I planned to swap it out again for a 9140, but opted instead to put my factory radio back in and wait for the new Alpine as soon as available.

    I really really liked the Garmin navigation, but I can't afford the time wasted at the installer....this is supposed to be fun, but felt more like a nightmare or minimally a pain.

    Great unit but

    Written By ecw, Jensen Beach Fl on Sunday, January 10, 2010

    This is a great unit but at any angle that is provided I can not see the large screen in the sun light. The unit is mounted in a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500.

    Nice unit

    Written By Dan, Chicago Il on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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    Its a great unit, does everthing it claims, but does have one drawback. Once in a while the screen freezes up, sound is still going, but you can't change chanels. I've had mine about a month now and it's happened three times. Turn the power off/ on and everything is fine again. Besides that, its great.

    Great Head Unit

    Written By Big H, Phila PA on Thursday, July 02, 2009

    Luv this head unit, very user friendly. Blutooth, Nav,& Rear Camera work
    seamlessly. Mic is clear, I'm told it sounds like I'm speaking through the
    phone. Very clear picture on DVD's. Kenwood makes the best head units.
    Installed in an 08 Sequoia. Highly Recommend This Product

    nice but not what i expected

    Written By duriel, charleston on Sunday, May 03, 2009

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    I purchased this unit a couple of weeks ago and i was excited until i hooked it up. Half of the features kenwood advertised it was going to have is missing! I called kenwood and they told me they removed the features right before production???? Why would you remove good features from a unit??? The navigation doesn't show that much roads and that bar at the bottom takes up half of the screen. The phone number search feature doesn't know phone numbers for anything. The bluetooth dropped my phone call after a minute of talking. I wanted this unit for the msn direct which is one of the coolest things ever. Brand icons which are icons that show up on the map as the actual company logo. Kenwood removed that??? Vehicle maintenance tracker, Kenwood removed that??? Gas mileage tracker, Kenwood removed that??? The only thing left is msn direct. Still there is nothing else out there, the only thing better is garmin portables which are loaded with features. Maybe kenwood will update these units. Factory nav is still better than aftermarket, Thats crazy

    GREAT PRODUCT!

    Written By Jeffery, TUCSON, AZ on Friday, April 17, 2009

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    GOT THIS TO PUT IN MY WIFE'S 2009 MINI VAN, DID NOT WANT TO PAY THE DEALERSHIP $5,000 FOR AN INFERIOR PRODUCT. WORKS GREAT. WE GOT THE XM MINI TUNER AND THE SOUND IS CLEAR AND CRISP. THE DVD PLAYBACK IS GREAT AND THE BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY IS GREAT TOO. I WAS GOING TO GET AN ALPINE DD NAVI SYSTEM BECAUSE I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE LOYAL TO THE BRAND BUT THE FACT THAT THE NAVI WAS GARMIN (THE NAVIGATION EXPERTS) AND THE BLUETOOTH WAS PARROT (THE BLUETOOTH EXPERTS) SWAYED ME THIS WAY.

    MY ONLY ISSUE, AND IT HAS BEEN RESOLVED, IS LOADING CUSTOM POIS AND VEHICLES FROM GARMIN INTO THE NAVI UNIT. AFTER SPENDING ALL WEEKEND ON THE PHONE WITH KENWOOD WE DISCOVERED THAT THIS UNIT DOES NOT HAVE AN SD CARD. IN ORDER TO LOAD VEHICLES YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO CONNECT A LAPTOP TO THE USB MINI JACK IN THE BACK OF THE UNIT (ONLY DO THIS WHILE IN NAV MODE). THE UNIT WILL COME UP AS A FLASH DRIVE. YOU CAN ALSO LOAD THE CUSTOM POIS THIS WAY OR THROUGH A DISK. HERE ARE THE STEPS I RECEIVED FROM KENWOOD TECH SUPPORT:

     Create a Garmin folder on the main root.
     Create a POI folder inside the Garmin folder.
     Save all GPI files in the POI folder.
     Burn as a Data disc.
     Turn on the unit, and press the NAV key.
     Insert the disc and the unit will ask for the update.

    SINCE THIS IS A NEW SYSTEM (TWO WEEKS OLD) EXPECT TECH SUPPORT TO TAKE A WHILE ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS, BUT THEY WILL ANSWER THEM!

    I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THIS DEVICE!

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