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Metra iPod® Video Adapter for Kenwood

Sends audio/video from your iPod® or iPhone® to your USB-equipped Kenwood DVD receiver (Model AKE-IP-UVA)

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Our take on the Metra iPod® Video Adapter for Kenwood

by Dave Delamere

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

The AKE-IP-UVA connecting cable from Metra gives you high-speed access to the music and video on your video iPod or iPhone through your compatible Kenwood DVD receiver. One end of the cable plugs into your iPod's dock connector. The other end splits into a USB cable, a miniplug audio cable, and a miniplug video cable that connect to the corresponding inputs on the Kenwood receiver.

The USB cable handles the control and charging of your iPod or iPhone, so you can navigate through your music files with the Kenwood's controls and view song info on its display. The miniplug connectors transfer the music and video from your iPod to the Kenwood's audio and video inputs. Music and video images travel to your stereo as analog signals, so you can even play the Digital Rights-protected files stored on your iPod. Warranty: 60 days.

This cable is compatible with the following Kenwood models:  DNX7100, 7200, DDX7019, 7029, 7039, 8019, 8029, 8039, KVT-719DVD, 729DVD, 739DVD, 819DVD, and 829DVD.

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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A/V + Control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Kenwood
Parts Warranty
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60 Days
Labor Warranty
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60 Days
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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Classic/5Gen
Nano
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6/5/4/3/2/1
Touch
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1
Mini
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iPhone
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2G
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • USB/iPod interface cable (w/ iPod dock connector on one end and a USB type-A plug /3.5mm stereo miniplug /3.5mm video miniplug on the other end)

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Features

Overview: The Metra Axxess AKE-IP-UVA interface cable allows you to connect select iPods to a compatible Kenwood multimedia or navigation head unit with USB capability that also features an audio/video minijack input for audio/video playback. The interface cable enables your compatible Kenwood head unit to control, display, and charge the iPod while connected, as well as enable high-speed data communication. You will be able to play audio files as well as view video and still image files on your Kenwood Multimedia head unit's screen from your iPod.

Kenwood Headunit Compatibility: The Metra Axxess AKE-IP-UVA interface is compatible with the following Kenwood multimedia  and navigation head units that are equipped with a USB port and audio/video minijack input.

  • DNX Series: 7100, 7200
  • DDX Series: 7019, 7029, 8019, 8029, 8039,
  • KVT Series: 719DVD, 729DVD, 739DVD, 819DVD, 829DVD
  • KOS Series: V500, V1000

iPod Compatibility: The Metra Axxess AKE-IP-UVA interface cable is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod model features when connected to a compatible Kenwood multimedia or navigation head unit (as of 5/14/2013):

iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y
7th 1.2 N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 N N N N N N N
3rd 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
4th 6.0 N N N N N N N
5th 6.0 N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 N N N N N N N
3GS 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
4 6.0 N N N N N N N
4S 6.0 N N N N N N N
5 6.0 N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
2 6.0 N N N N N N N
3 6.0 N N N N N N N
4 6.0 N N N N N N N
mini 6.0 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.

Connection: The Metra Axxess AKE-IP-UVA interface cable features a proprietary 30-pin Apple iPod connector on one end that plugs into the dock connector of your iPod. The interface cable features a USB type-A connector, a stereo audio 3.5mm minijack plug and a 3.5mm video minijack plug on the other end that plugs into the corresponding inputs on your compatible Kenwood multimedia or navigation head unit.

 

 
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