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P.I.E iPod® Cable For Kenwood

iPod interface cable for select Kenwood receivers (Model KNW/USB-302V)

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Our take on the P.I.E iPod® Cable For Kenwood

by Ken Nail

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.

P.I.E.'s KNW/USB-302V adapter cable allows you to tap into the video content and compatible apps on your iPhone® or iPod®. The cable works with Kenwood DNX9-Series navigation receivers. Warranty: 90 days.

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Kenwood
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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Classic/5Gen
Nano
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Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3
Touch
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Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini
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No
iPhone
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Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • USB/iPod interface cable (with 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 PIE KNW/USB-302V USB/AV Cable for iPod allows you to connect your iPod or iPhone with a USB-equipped Kenwood  multimedia head unit that also features separate audio and video 3.5mm minijack inputs. This cable enables the head unit to control and charge the iPod while connected, as well as enable high-speed iPod data communication. 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 PIE KNW/USB-302V cable is compatible with select Kenwood Multimedia head units equipped with a USB terminal and separate 3.5mm aux audio and video inputs.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The PIE KNW/USB-302V 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 8/30/2012):

iPod/iPhone Model Gen. Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora App Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A N N N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
6th 1.1PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
4th 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
4 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

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 revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Connection: The PIE KNW/USB-302V cable has an iPod dock connector on one end, and a USB (type-A) connector and separate 3.5mm audio & video connectors 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 rear-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 KNW/USB-302V cable and include metadata browsing as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening application.
  • 3.5mm Audio Connector: The cable's 3.5mm audio connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood head unit's rear-panel 3.5mm audio input. The 3.5mm audio terminal transfers the music from your iPod/iPhone to your Kenwood multimedia head unit. By using an analog 3.5mm audio input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files stored on your iPod/iPhone.
  • 3.5mm Video Connector: The cables' 3.5mm video connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood head unit's rear-panel 3.5mm video input. The 3.5mm video terminal transfers movies, TV shows, and music videos stored on your iPod/iPhone to your Kenwood multimedia head unit.

Note: The KNW/USB-302V is a total of 6' long, from the iPod connector to the two audio & video miniplugs. The length of the cable from the iPod connector to the end of the USB connector is 34".

 
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