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Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable

Sends audio and video to select Kenwood DVD receivers

11 Reviews | 2 questions - 3 answers

4.99

Overview

Our take on the Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable

Kenwood's KCA-iP22F USB Direct Connection Cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select 2011-up Kenwood multimedia receivers with a front-panel USB port and front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input, so you can enjoy listening to your music when you're on the road, and viewing video content when parked. You'll control and charge your device while it's connected, too.

Kenwood's KCA-iP22F USB Direct Connection Cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select 2011-up Kenwood multimedia receivers with a front-panel USB port and front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input, so you can enjoy listening to your music when you're on the road, and viewing video content when parked. You'll control and charge your device while it's connected, too.

This cable currently works with Kenwood's DDX318 and DDX418 receivers. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this cable.

Must have

JakeJ, Brooklyn, NY

What's in the Box:

  • 34" USB/iPod interface cable (with a iPod dock connector on one end and a USB type-A connector/3.5mm AV connector on other end)
  • Installation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ger/Dut/Ita)
Reviews

Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable

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(11 Reviews)

KCA-IP22F

JakeJ from Brooklyn, NY on 2/23/2014

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Must have

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a must have!!

ryan from cincinnati oh on 12/5/2013

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A must have for a one cord Solution. Charges phone, plays music, and let's you use videos and apps from your iphone. Flawless

Pros: One cord!!!

Cons: None

kenwood kca-ip22f ipod cable

Anonymous from compton ca 90220 on 10/26/2013

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I really enjoy using this product it makes using my iPod a breeze.

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Cable

Anonymous from Saddle Brook, NJ on 6/8/2013

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Works great

Pros: Works great

Cons: Too thick if anything

Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable

angeloS from Scottsbluff, NE on 3/11/2013

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Works good

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Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable

Jason G from Tifton Ga on 12/27/2012

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Works great. Sound is more clear than Bluetooth connection.

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Does the job

Dusty from Enola, PA on 7/23/2012

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Product does exactly as described. A little bulky.

Pros: Mac unit for under $100 on my ken wood ddx719.

Cons: Cable is bulky and 3.5mm jack is a little short.

Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable

hulkfan from Louisville, KY on 10/14/2011

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Works Great

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Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable

D Rubin from Beckley, WV on 6/22/2011

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The product works great, seems to be constructed very well. Only issue is that for my car (2007 subaru impreza) the cord is a bit long and can get in the way if its just plugged in and no cable management is used, especially troublesome for a manual transmission.

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Jack from Oklahoma on 4/18/2011

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Definite must have for on screen control of your ipod.

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longol from Las Vegas, NV on 3/9/2011

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This accessory is a must have for any Kenwood DVD system. Thank you Crutchfield for being an authorized dealer.

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Details

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Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Kenwood
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Kenwood KCA-iP22F USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod allows you to connect your compatible iPod or iPhone to a 2011-up Kenwood multimedia head unit which features a front-panel USB port and front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input. This cable enables the Kenwood head unit to control and charge the iPod/iPhone while connected. You will be able to listen and view your iPod/iPhone's music and video files with your compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit.

Kenwood head unit Compatibility: The Kenwood KCA-iP22F USB Direct Cable for iPod is compatible with 2011 and later Kenwood Multimedia head units equipped with a front-panel USB port and a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video terminal. Current compatible Kenwood head units include (as of January 2011).

  • DDX318
  • DDX418

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KCA-iP22F iPod/iPhone adapter cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit (as of 9/26/2013):

iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
7th 1.2 N N N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
5th 7.0 N N N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Audio only Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Audio only Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Audio only Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y
4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y
5 7.0 N N N N N N N N N
5C 7.0 N N N N N N N N N
5S 7.0 N N N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y N
2 7.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y N
3 7.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y N
4 7.0 N N N N N N N N N
mini 7.0 N N N N N N N N N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Connections: The Kenwood KCA-iP22F cable has an iPod dock connector on one end, and a USB (type-A) connector and a 3.5mm AV connector on the other end.

  • iPod Dock Connector: The cable's iPod dock connector plugs into your compatible iPod or iPhone.
  • USB Connector: The cable's USB (type-A) connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port. The USB (type-A) connector handles the control and charging of  your iPod or iPhone, so you can navigate through your music and video files using your Kenwood head unit's controls and view song and movie information on its display monitor. The controls of your Kenwood head unit will be seamless when used with the optional KCA-iP22F cable and include metadata browsing as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening application.
  • 3.5mm AV Connector: The cable's 3.5mm AV connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood head unit's front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input. The 3.5mm audio/video terminal transfers the music and video from your iPod/iPhone to your Kenwood multimedia head unit. By using the 3.5mm AV input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files on your iPod/iPhone.

Note: The cable is 34" in length.

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Q & A

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Why did you buy this?

I got this cable so I could look at the screen on the stereo and see what the I-pod is playing. [ Dale  Dec 05, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

depends on the Kenwood unit. If I were to buy another one I would but a head unit with mirroring capabilities [ NEIL  Jan 15, 2016 ]
It depends on if it's an older head unit. The older units like mine were developed to receive an analog signal from the I phone 4. The I phone 5 and up transmit and digital signal. The head unit must be able to receive digital input to play video. [ DOYLE R  Jan 15, 2016 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Most stereos will work will be able to do audio playback with the Lightning to USB cable that comes with your iPhone 5c. We would have to know the model to make sure this is the case. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jun 22, 2014 ]  Staff
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