DVD/Video CD Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Video Display: This unit is equipped with
a motorized 6.5" video display with touch screen controls. Pressing the
open button will fully extend the display, leaving it in a horizontal position.
Once the display is fully out, you must lift it by hand and set it to an easily
visible angle. You may adjust the display position up and down. To close the
display, it must be lowered until it is flat and then it will automatically
Controls: This unit has
touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation
easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.
Adjustment: You can adjust the display's brightness, color,
tint, contrast, and black level. Additionally, you can change the background and
menu graphics. When the illumination wire of this unit is
connected to the headlamp circuit of your vehicle and you turn your lights on,
the display will dim.
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.
Anti-Skip Memory (DVD only):
This unit is equipped with 3-second anti-skip memory for skip-resistant play. Note:
This feature is only active when the unit is playing a DVD.
Power Source: This type of power source
generates higher supply voltages for audio circuits, enabling higher output
levels with less noise and distortion. Additionally, the plus/minus power supply
isolates the audio ground from the vehicle's chassis ground, eliminating ground
loops and interference
This unit can control the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite tuner (sold
separately). The optional tuner will allow you to receive Sirius Satellite
Control: When used with
an appropriate adapter or CD changer, the head unit can send its internal sound
sources (tuner, CD/DVD) to the front speakers and front preamp outputs while
simultaneously sending an external sound source (connected via the adapter or
the changer) to the rear speakers and rear preamp outputs, with independent
volume control for each zone.
EX Sound Control: 5 EQ curves are preset
into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types
of music. The preset curves are named "Flat", "Rock",
"Jazz", "Easy" and "Pops". You may adjust the bass
center frequency, bass quality factor, treble center frequency and bass
extension for each preset EQ curve. You can store up to 5 user adjusted presets.
Setting: This feature tailors the System Q EX
Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You
may select Standard (for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers
with a small diameter), Wide (for woofers with a large diameter), or Middle (for
tweeters with a small diameter).
E's+ Advanced Crossover System: The System
E's+ Advanced Crossover system allows you to select independent high-pass
filters for the front preamp/speaker outputs and rear preamp/speaker outputs.
Each high-pass filter frequency may be set to 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz,
150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, or Through (off). In addition, the unit has a
low-pass filter for the non-fading preamp outputs. The low-pass filter may be
set to 50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, or Through (off). The phase of the non-fading preamp
output may be set to Normal or Reverse.
Tuner: This unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced
tuner for clear radio reception.
Reception System Circuit (CRSC): This
circuit controls multi-path distortion by reducing stereo separation. As stereo
separation is reduced, multi-path has less effect on the radio signal, improving
reception in areas with tall buildings and mountains.
Name Preset (SNPS): This
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations and TV stations. Up to 30
AM/FM stations and 20 TV stations can be given a name. Each name can be up to 16
characters in length.
(Radio Data System): This unit supports
the following RDS functions:
allows you to select RDS
stations based on their program type. You can scan stations based on their
Text: This unit displays text info
which might be transmitted by RDS stations. If the station is not
transmitting text, the unit will display "No Text". You can set
radio text to scroll automatically, or it can be set to manual, which allows
you to scroll one line at a time.
Information Function: If a traffic
information station begins to broadcast a traffic bulletin while a disc is
playing, the unit will automatically play the bulletin and return to the
disc when the bulletin ends. This function may be turned on or off.
(Disc Name Preset): The DNPS feature can
be used to enter names, up to 16 characters long, into memory for up to 100
discs. When a CD changer with disc naming memory is connected, names may be
entered for CDs in the changer (see CD changer control functions below). The
number of names that may be entered for discs in a changer depends on the
(Bass Management System): When
used with a compatible Kenwood eXcelon amplifier, you can adjust the bass boost
level of the amplifier through this head unit. You may select Flat, or boost the
bass of the amplifier by +6 or +12.
Tuner Compatible: This unit is compatible with
the Kenwood KTC-WB100 weather band tuner (sold separately). The optional tuner
box allows you to tune in weather band radio stations. There are about 480
weather band radio stations in the United States, and this option allows you to
tap into the information needed to prepare for outdoor activities such as
sporting events, camping trips and days at the park.
Optical Digital Output: When
the optical digital output (proprietary connection) on the rear of the head unit
is connected to an optional Kenwood digital audio processor, you can enjoy Dolby
Digital and DTS surround.
DVD Functions: This unit allows
you to perform the following DVD/Video CD functions: chapter search, track search, 3-speed slow motion
play (forward and reverse), 2-speed scan play (forward and reverse), pause, and frame advance.
Multi-angle Display: This
function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a
number of different angles. Note: This function is limited to DVDs
recorded with multiple camera angles.
Zoom: This feature allows you
to zoom in on 1/4 of the picture being displayed.
- Screen Mode: allows you to
select 4:3 letterbox, 4:3 pan & scan, or 16:9
- Menu Language: allows you to
select the default menu language
- Subtitle Language: allows
you to select the default subtitle language
- Audio Language: allows you
to select the default audio language
- Angle Mark Display: With
DVDs on which images photographed from multiple angles are recorded, the
angle can be switched during playback. When set to On, Angle mark is
displayed. When set to Off, Angle mark is not displayed.
- Dynamic Range: can be set to
Standard, Midnight, or Off. In Standard mode, the sound is more powerful at
regular volumes. In Midnight mode, the sound is more powerful at low
- Optical Output Mode: can be
set to Stream or PCM. When Stream is selected and the unit is playing a DVD
encoded with Dolby Digital, a Dolby Digital bitstream passes through the
digital output. When Stream is selected and the unit is playing a DVD
encoded with DTS, a DTS bitstream passes through the digital output. When
Stream or PCM is selected and the unit is playing a copyright protected DVD
recorded in 96kHz linear PCM, a 48kHz/16-bit signal passes through the
digital output. If the DVD is not copyright protected, a 48kHz/24-bit signal
passes through the digital output. When PCM is selected and the unit is
playing a DVD encoded with Dolby Digital, a 48kHz/16-bit signal passes
through the digital output. When PCM is selected and the unit is playing a
DVD encoded with DTS, no signal passes through the digital output.
- Parental Lock: allows
you to select a parental control ratings from 0-8, which is protected by a
- PBC: allows you to turn PBC
function On or Off
Tuner: The hideaway unit, which includes
the TV tuner, must be mounted separately. The supplied quad-diversity antenna
allows you to receive local VHF/UHF broadcasts. Additionally, the hideaway unit
has 2 sets of A/V inputs for use with a VCR or DVD player.
The picture mode switches between Normal, Full, Just, Cinema and Zoom.
Presets: You can store
6 stations in each of the TV1 and TV2 bands.
Once a station has been named, you may display all the station names. When the
name of the desired station appears, you can press the number of the station on
the screen and the selected station will be tuned in.
This unit can control Kenwood MZ-Bus
changers and standard Kenwood changers with a 13-pin connection.
Changer Controls: In addition
to basic disc navigation features, this unit has the following changer controls:
direct disc access (using the remote), direct track access (using the remote),
track intro scan, track repeat, disc repeat, disc random, and all disc random.
Disc Name Preset (DNPS): When
used with a compatible CD changer, this feature allows you
to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 16 characters in
length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that
is connected to the head unit.
Once a disc has been named, you may display
the names of the discs in the changer. When the name of the desired disc
appears, you can press the number of the disc on the screen to select that
disc for playback.
CD Text/MD Display: When
connected to a CD Text capable CD changer or an MD changer, this unit can
display disc and track titles for discs encoded with disc and track title
information. The text information can be scrolled manually or automatically.
In addition to the in-dash unit, you must also mount the hideaway unit (for
dimension, please see the Dimensions section). The in-dash unit is connected to
the hideaway unit by an 18' MZ-Bus cable, an 18' monitor cable, and an 18'
stereo RCA patch cord. The hideaway unit has a 9.5'
wiring harness that provides power, ground, constant, illumination, telephone
mute, speaker and remote turn-on connections. The head unit has a 15"
wiring harness that provides power, ground, constant, illumination, and parking
break sensor connections. Additionally, the hideaway unit must be connected to
the vehicle's antenna using a 19.5' antenna cable. Note:
Please allow at least 6-1/2" in front of
the face for the motorized display to open and retract.
Inputs and Outputs
antenna cord with female Motorola jack
Monitor Unit: stereo RCA jacks
- AV Output:
stereo RCA jacks and RCA composite video jack
- AV Input
1: stereo RCA jacks
and RCA composite video jack
- AV Input
2: stereo RCA jacks
and RCA composite video jack
gold-plated stereo RCA jacks
gold-plated stereo RCA jacks
gold-plated stereo RCA jacks
hardwired ground wire terminated with a gold-plated spade connector
16-pin male connector for use with supplied power harness
- To MZ-Bus:
2 MZ-Bus connections (top one connects to the head unit)
- To 5L I/F:
13-pin female jack (can connect to a compatible Kenwood changer that does
not use MZ-Bus)
female jack that connects to the head unit using the supplied monitor cable
Antenna: 4 min-jack
inputs for the supplied quad-diversity antenna
- To Nav.
I/F: connection for
optional navigation unit with an active speaker, such as the Kenwood KNA-DV2100 or KNA-DV3100
Warranty: Some units include an
incorrect warranty card. This unit carries a 2 year parts and labor warranty.
The incorrect warranty cards state the unit carries a 1 year parts and labor