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XM Direct XMDKEN100 Adapter

Connects the XM Direct universal XM tuner to a compatible Kenwood in-dash receiver

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by Matt Freeman
Terk

Kenwood radio owners — now you've got a satellite radio choice. The XM Direct XMDKEN100 Smart Digital Adapter allows you to connect the XM Direct universal XM radio to your compatible Kenwood stereo (see the "Details" tab for a list of compatible stereos). Buy the pair and you'll get everything you need (radio, antenna, adapter, and cable) for under $100. The adapter and universal radio are extremely compact, so they install easily behind your dash or in any other convenient location.

Highlights:

  • Smart Digital Adapter connects XM Direct XM tuner to your Kenwood receiver
  • includes all connecting cables
  • dimensions: 3-3/16"W x 1-1/4"H x 6-11/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • XMDirect Smart Digital Adapter for Kenwood car stereos
  • 40" DIN Cable (to Kenwood head unit)
  • 36" DIN cable (to XMD1000 tuner)
  • 36" RCA patch cord (also to XMD1000 tuner)
  • Installation Guide

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Features

Overview: The Terk XMDKEN100 is a Smart Digital Adapter which allows you to connect the Terk XMDirect Universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (Item 209XMD1000, sold separately) to a compatible, satellite-ready Kenwood car stereo receiver.

Note: Please check the compatibility list below to see if your receiver will work with this adapter.

Installation Note: Because of cable lengths, the XMDKEN100 should be installed behind the dash within 3 feet of the XMD1000 tuner.

Inputs and Outputs: The XMDKEN100 includes 3 connecting cables:

  • To Kenwood Head Unit:
    • 13 Pin DIN: A 36" Cable enables the receiver to control the XM Tuner and carries the audio signal
  • To XMD1000 Tuner:
    • Audio Cable: A 36" Stereo RCA cable carries audio from the satellite tuner
    • Control: A 36" P13 (8-pin DIN) cable carries control commands to the tuner from the Kenwood receiver

Important Compatibility Note: The adapter manual and packaging includes a list of compatible Kenwood receivers. As new models are introduced, this list will change accordingly:

Compatible Kenwood Receivers
DDX6019 DDX7015 DDX8017 DDX8019 DPX301 DPX302 DPX501 DPX701
KVT-617DVD KVT-715DVD KVT-717DVD KVT-717DVD KVT-719DVD KVT-817DVD KVT-915DVD KVT-M7000DVD
KDC-302MRCC KDC-225MRCC KTS-300MR MP-400M KDC-232MR --- --- ---
KDC-225 KDC-2025 KDC-3022 KDC-3025 KDC-3028 KDC-322 KDC-325 KDC-328
KDC-4022 KDC-419 KDC-422 KDC-719 KDC-722 KDC-7028 KDC-MP222 KDC-MP228
KDC-MP232 KDC-MP2032 KDC-MP2035 KDC-MP332 KDC-MP3035 KDC-MP425 KDC-MP428 KDC-MP4028
KDC-MP4032 KDC-MP528 KDC-MP5032 KDC-MP535U KDC-MP625 KDC-MP628 KDC-MP632U KDC-MP6025
KDC-MP635 KDC-MP728 KDC-MP735U KDC-MP819 KDC-MP822 KDC-MP828 KDC-MP832 KDC-MP919
KDC-MP922 KDC-MP925 KDC-MPV522 KDC-MPV525 KDC-MPV5025 KDC-MPV619 KDC-MPV622 KDC-MPV7019
KDC-MPV7022 KDC-MPV8025 KDC-X459 KDC-X491 KDC-X559 KDC-X569 KDC-X579 KDC-X589
KDC-X590 KDC-X591 KDC-X659 KDC-X679 KDC-X689 KDC-X759 KDC-X769 KDC-X789
KDC-X790 KDC-X791 KDC-X889 KDC-X890 KDC-X891 KDC-X959 KDC-X969 KDC-X979
KDC-MPV7022 KDC-MPV8025 KDC-X459 KDC-X491 KDC-X559 KDC-X569 KDC-X579 KDC-X589
KDC-X590 KDC-X591 KDC-X659 KDC-X679 KDC-X689 KDC-X759 KDC-X769 KDC-X789
KDC-X790 KDC-X791 KDC-X889 KDC-X890 KDC-X891 KDC-X959 KDC-X969 KDC-X979
KDC-X990 KDCX-991 KDV-412 KRC-435 KRC-535 EZ500 --- ---

CD Changer Integration: If the XMD1000 XMDirect Satellite Tuner and XMDKEN1000 Smart Digital Adapter are installed a CD changer cannot be added. This adapter is not compatible with the Kenwood two CD changer switch (item 113KCAS210), so a changer and this adapter cannot be connected using the changer switch.

 
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