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Kenwood DDX9703S

DVD receiver

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Kenwood's DDX9703S DVD receiver includes a multimedia platform that handles both iPhone® and Android™...

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About the Kenwood DDX9703S

Brilliant smartphone integration

Kenwood's DDX9703S DVD receiver includes a multimedia platform that handles both iPhone® and Android™ integration using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You can control your smartphone, as well as all your audio and video media, from the vibrant 6.95" touchscreen display. This Kenwood also offers Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and music streaming, a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, and deep tone controls to refine your sound.

Brilliant smartphone integration

Kenwood's DDX9703S DVD receiver includes a multimedia platform that handles both iPhone® and Android™ integration using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You can control your smartphone, as well as all your audio and video media, from the vibrant 6.95" touchscreen display. This Kenwood also offers Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and music streaming, a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, and deep tone controls to refine your sound.

Apps on the big screen

  • Android Auto™: If you're an Android fan, you'll love how Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You'll have voice control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, text messages, plus easy access to many of your favorite apps. Get more info at www.android.com/auto.
  • Android and iPhone mirroring: By connecting your Android or iPhone to the rear HDMI/MHL input on the Kenwood, you can display your phone's screen on the receiver's large display for better viewing. Check the "Details" section for the cables you'll need. 
  • Apple CarPlay™: CarPlay integrates your iPhone® into the driving experience in a new, seamless interface, putting iPhone content at the driver's fingertips with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay.
  • Phone swapping: If your family includes both iPhone and Android users, you simply plug in the phone you want to use with this Kenwood without having to choose a particular input or adjust menu settings for control.
  • Siri Eyes Free: With your compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the receiver's touchscreen, using your voice to place calls, select music, hear notification, add reminders — even compose and listen to text messages.

Big time display

You can make the touchscreen display fit your needs by choosing from a wealth of colors and backgrounds, letting you tailor the look to match your vehicle. This Kenwood plays video content in bright, clear detail when you're parked. When you're on the road, you can entertain your passengers by sending a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen. You can also plug in front- and rear-view cameras to play it safe in crowded parking lots.

Crystal-clear HD Radio

HD Radio

The DDX9703S lets you enjoy HD Radio from participating stations, so you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And if you're not in an area with HD Radio stations, don't worry — this Kenwood's sensitive radio tuner will pick up local analog stations, too.

Satellite and Internet radio

Using the controls on the receiver, you can access your favorite Pandora® and iHeartRadio® Internet Radio stations from your iPhone or Android. You can also check out the incredibly deep programming offered by satellite radio by adding a SiriusXM tuner

More music options

You can also satisfy your music fix by using the receiver's DVD/CD player and connecting a portable music player to the rear aux input. And the rear USB port can also handle a thumb drive loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, or FLAC music files.

Kenwood DDX9703S DVD receiver

The 6.95" display not only offers touchscreen controls, but can also show off your videos when you're parked.

Toning up the sound

The powerful built-in amplifier sends a crisp, clear signal to your speakers, while the 13-band graphic equalizer boasts Kenwood's Drive EQ feature — when the radio is playing at lower volumes it boosts frequencies in the music that are often masked by road noise. The built-in DSP (digital sound processing) with digital time alignment lets you zero in on your perfect sound, while the three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs deliver an ultra-clean signal for adding additional amps for more power.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays media loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC music files
    • 6.95" Clear Resistive touchscreen display
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • variable color illumination with over 30,000 choices of colors
    • motorized 7-step tilt angle display adjustment
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Smartphone Features:
    • Android Auto compatible
    • Apple CarPlay compatible
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • display and command of select music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone and Android
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free control for select iPhones
    • screen mirroring with select Android and iPhone models
    Audio/Visual Features:
    • 13-band graphic EQ with Drive EQ
    • DSP with digital time alignment
    • bass boost and loudness controls
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • parking grid lines for rear-view camera
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control and rapid Android charging via USB port
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: rear USB input, rear HDMI/MHL digital A/V input, rear analog A/V input (mini-jack), front- and rear-view camera inputs
    • outputs: RCA video output, analog audio output (mini-jack), 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Information:

    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.95" monitor (15A fuse)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • 39" Proprietary USB cable
    • GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • Microphone w/ integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Self-adhesive pad
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty card
    • "Caution for Smartphone Users" note
    • "Correction" sheet
    • "SiriusXM" brochure

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB Memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.95
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback FLAC/WAV (24-bit/192kHz)
    The Kenwood DDX9703S replaces these items:

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    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPhone Integration w/ CarPlay
    Android Integration w/ Android Auto
    Disc & USB Playback
    HD + SiriusXM Radio
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV + OEM Connectivity

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.95" Clear Resistive Touchscreen: The Kenwood DDX9703S features a 6.95" widescreen (16:9) clear resistive touchscreen LCD with LED backlighting. The clear resistive touchscreen LCD provides a high contrast ratio, crystal clear display, and vivid text. The LCD touchscreen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. Touchscreen operations include tap, tap & hold, flick left or right, and swipe up or down. The monitor electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. The bottom of the touchscreen monitor can be tilted upward at six different positions to provide the best visibility in your vehicle (you can save any one of these positions to the head unit's memory).

    • Custom Home Screen & Shortcuts: You can customize the head unit's Home Screen by rearranging the icons and moving the icons of the seven most sources you use most to this screen. Three programmable shortcut source keys offer a quick jump to your favorite sources
    • Background Images: You can choose between six preset background images or download your own still image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
    • Picture Adjustments: During video playback, you can adjust the touchscreen LCD monitor's backlight, contrast, black level, brightness, color, tint, and aspect ratio (Full/Normal/Auto/Original).
    Note: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork; as well as CarPlay, Android Auto, and Mirroring.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination, as well as display background color from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). You can save up to 3 custom color presets. The Kenwood logo and eject button remain red, regardless of variable color illumination setting.

    Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim the head unit's display & front-panel illumination automatically when your vehicle's light switch is turned On, if you have the unit's orange/white "Illumination" wire connected to your vehicle's headlamp circuit. You can also choose to dim the display manually. The Kenwood logo and eject button remain the same brightness.

    Clock & Date: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock & day/month/year display. The clock is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode. Pressing and holding the Power/Home button turns the unit off completely.

    Remote Control: The Kenwood DDX9703S offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and is compatible with Kenwood's IR wireless remote control (sold separately) for added convenience.

    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
    • Optional Remote Control: The optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (113RCDV331, sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood DVD head unit. The wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at the front-panel of the Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight.

    Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to protect the Kenwood DDX9703S against theft. Turning this function "On" allows the security indicator light (red) on the front-panel of the head unit to flash when your vehicle's ignition is off.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DDX9703S is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0 allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile), GAP (Generic Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DDX9703S. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio player connected at one time, making it easier to switch between devices. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units.

    • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DDX9703S without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
    • Auto Pairing (for iPhone): You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the Kenwood DDX9703S provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The touchscreen controls of the DDX9703S can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately (1-30 seconds).
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DDX9703S, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number from the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dialing: Allows you to register up to 5 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phonebook: You can download phonebook data (up to 1000 entries) from your phone to the DDX9703S. You can then dial by using the downloaded phone book and search it alphabetically.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 entries total).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the vehicle's parking brake.

    Wireless Audio Streaming : The Kenwood DDX9703S supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display and support for AAC lossless music streaming. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood DDX9703S for playback.

    • SBC & AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the DDX9703S offers support of AAC codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple devices. By supporting AAC, the DDX9703S offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DDX9703S lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.5+ phones only).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood DDX9703S has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "VOICE" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DDX9703S and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DDX9703S; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    iPhone Integration w/ CarPlay

    Apple CarPlay Compatible: Apple CarPlay is the smarter, safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone (iOS 7.1+) with Lightning-connector. Your iPhone must be connected to the Kenwood receiver via the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately). CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen controls. Use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mail, send/ receive messages and select music in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

    • Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Kenwood receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include (fees may apply):

    Note: If you need an additional USB extension cable, use Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB extension cable (113CAU1EX, sold separately). Any other USB extension cable can cause CarPlay to malfunction.

    iPod AV Playback: The Kenwood DDX9703S supports direct connection of your Lightning iPod/iPhone or 30-pin iPhone 4S through its rear-panel USB port or HDMI input. The DDX9703S offers audio & video playback of connected Apple iPod/iPhone models.

    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood DDX9703S for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Kenwood DVD receiver. To watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to music from your Lightning-connector Apple device on the Kenwood DDX9703S, you'll need Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, Kenwood's Lightning-to-USB cable (or Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device), and Kenwood's KCA-HD100 (or other HDMI cable); all sold separately - this type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPhone 4S with a 30-pin connector, the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPhone to the DDX9703S for audio playback only. To watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to music from your iPhone on the Kenwood DDX9703S, you'll need Apple's 30-pin AV adapter, the 30-pin to USB cable that came with your device), and Kenwood's KCA-HD100 (or other HDMI cable); all sold separately.
    Note: You will need to select which type of connection method you are using in the head unit's setup menu.

    iPod/iPhone Control: In addition to audio/video playback, the Kenwood DDX9703S supports control, song/artist information display, and battery charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Head Unit Control: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigation your iPod/iPhone's music library from its front-panel & touchscreen controls. The head unit offers unique search features like Category Search & Link Search, plus offers basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. You'll also still be able to control most connected Apple devices from its own touchscreen while connected via USB.
      • Category Search: Cateogry Search allows you to navigate your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre, Song, Podcast, Audiobook, or Radio. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical order).
      • Link Search: The head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, a artist list of the currently playing genre, or a album list of currently playing composer.
    • Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The DDX9703S will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. The unit will also display song/artist info and album art from select music apps.
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPhone Mirroring via HDMI: The Kenwood receiver will mirror the display of your HDMI/USB/Bluetooth connected iPhone (iOS 9.0+) device. You'll be able to listen to audio from stored music and music apps, watch video from stored movies and movie apps, and view navigation apps on your iPhone iOS device through the Kenwood receiver. Connection method is based on your type of iPhone. If you have a newer iPhone with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter and Kenwood's Lightning-to-USB cable (or Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device); if you have an older 30-pin iPhone 4S, you'll need Apple's 30-pin AV adapter, the 30-pin-to-USB cable that came with your device. In addition, for both types of iPhones, you will need a a mobile-grade HDMI cable; such as the Kenwood KCA-HD100 (all sold separately). This type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing. The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device. The Bluetooth connection allows you to continue to take Bluetooth phone calls.

    • Mirroring of your mobile device does not require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • Mirroring of your device will not always appear in full-screen on the Kenwood unit's touchscreen display.
    • You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen for control; the head unit's touchscreen does not support control.
    Notes:
    • Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Not all Apple iOS apps are guaranteed to be compatible.
    • When "Automotive Mirroring" is activated within the head unit's menu, CarPlay is not functional. In order to use CarPlay, "Automotive Mirroring" must be turned off.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX9703S is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 3/28/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone CarPlay Mirroring Album Art Song/Artist Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N 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 wait until a newer software update is available.

    Android Integration w/ Android Auto

    Android Auto: The Kenwood DVD receiver supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the Kenwood receiver's USB port via the microUSB-to-USB cable that came with your smartphone, plus be paired via Bluetooth. Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple on-screen "card-style" pop-ups that appear just when they're needed. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include:

    • Google Speech Technology: The Kenwood DVD receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google's Speech Technology using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the on-screen "mic" icon to activate Google Speech.
    • Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology.
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Kenwood receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Kenwood receiver via Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and internet radio stations from from Amazon Music Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, & Tune-In. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo.

    Notes:

    • If you need an additional USB extension cable, use Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB extension cable (113CAU1EX, sold separately). Any other USB extension cable can cause Android Auto to malfunction
    •  Learn more at support.google.com/androidauto and to see what phones are compatible.

    Android Mirroring via HDMI/MHL: The Kenwood receiver will mirror the display of your HDMI/MHL-connected & Bluetooth-paired Android (OS 4.1+) device. You'll be able to listen to audio from stored music and music apps, watch video from stored movies and movie apps, and view navigation apps on your Android smartphone through the Kenwood receiver. The head unit's HDMI port is MHL (v2) compatible; this means you can simply connect select MHL-compatible Android smartphones to the receiver via a MHL-to-HDMI cable; such as Kenwood's KCA-MH100 cable (sold separately). This type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing. The HDMI connector provides audio/video playback and charging of your Android smartphone's battery, while the Bluetooth connection allows you to continue to make hands-free calls.

    • Mirroring of your mobile device does not require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • Mirroring of your device will not always appear in full-screen on the Kenwood unit's touchscreen display.
    • You will continue to use your Android device's touchscreen for control; the head unit's touchscreen does not support control.

    Notes:

    • Compatible Android smartphones include Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, Samsung Note II/III/IV, Sony Xperia Z-series, LG Optimus, and HTC One Max (all with OS 4.1+). The listed Samsung phones will also require an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). Check here for a list of all compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
    • When "Automotive Mirroring" is activated within the head unit's menu, Android Auto is not functional. In order to use Android Auto, "Automotive Mirroring" must be turned off.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Kenwood receiver's touchscreen monitor electronically slides down for loading and ejecting discs.  The Kenwood DDX9703S supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports a variety of audio & video files recorded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc (see chart below).

    • Disc Auto Reload: The unit will automatically reinsert a disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
    • Parental Control (DVD only): Parental Control allows you to restrict DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.

    Rear-Panel USB Port: The Kenwood DDX9703S rear-panel USB port consists of a proprietary connector and a 39" proprietary USB cable terminated by female USB (type-A) connector. The USB port can be used for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital music player. The USB port enables playback of a variety of audio, video, and photo files stored on a compatible USB memory device (see chart below). USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX9703S supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long File Name FAT 16/32, NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio MP3/WMA/AAC: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    WAV/FLAC: bit depth of 16/24-bit; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    MP3/WMA/AAC: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    WAV/FLAC: bit depth of 16/24-bit; sampling frequency of 16-192kHz
    Video MPEG-1: max resolution of 352 x 240 or 352 x 288; max bit-rate of 1.5Mbps
    MPEG-2:
    max resolution of 720 x 480 or 720 x 576; max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    MPEG-4:
    max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    H.264:
    max resolution of 1280 x 720 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    WMV/MKV:
    max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    Photo N/A JPEG: 32 x 32 to 8192 x 7680
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/50,000 files (999 files per folder) 9,999 folders/50,000 files(999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-, AAC-, and FLAC-tags

    High Resolution Audio Playback: The Kenwood DVD receiver supports playback of high-resolution FLAC & WAV music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz), via USB.

    Search Functions: The Kenwood DDX9703S offers unique search functions for disc & USB playback.

    • Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc or USB device.
    • Category Search (USB only): You can navigate music stored on your USB memory device by Playlist, Artist, Song, or Album. Once a category is selected, you can search the contents alphabetically.
    • Link Search (USB only): Link Search allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. The head unit can create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, a artist list of the currently playing genre, or a album list of currently playing composer.

    Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB port and uploaded. Go to Kenwood's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.

    HD + SiriusXM Radio

    HD Radio: With its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio significantly improves AM/FM audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo (80dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM digital will have CD-like quality (80 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning as well.

    • Seek Modes + Direct Access Tuning: You can choose one of three seek modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual. You can also setup the DDX9703S to search only HD Radio stations. In addition, you can directly access an AM/FM station by entering in the frequency number using the unit's LCD touchscreen.
    • Tuner Presets: The DDX9703S's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24). Not only does the DVD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.
    • Station Info/Album Art AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles; as well as Album Art.
    • Multicasting & Emergency Alerts: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8). HD Radio also delivers critical and life-saving messages to the public during emergency situations.
    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood DDX9703S is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category.
    • Song/Artist Info + Album Art: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, Song Title, & Album Art can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Smart Favorite Presets: Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. Up to 6 of your SiriusXM presets on the current band are recognized as Smart Favorites for advanced features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix.
      • TuneStart: TuneStart allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a Smart Favorite channel. 
      • TuneScan: TuneScan plays the first 6 seconds of each song that has not been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as Smart Favorites.
      • TuneMix: TuneMix plays a unique blend of songs from your Smart Favorite preset music channels from the current SiriusXM preset band, allowing you to build a custom channel from as few as two to as many as six music channels.
    • Instant Replay: You can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of current channel. You'll also be able to rewind and replay the last 30 minutes of content from your six Smart Favorite channels.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio & DSP Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DDX9703S utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal to Noise ratio up to 98dB.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX9703S is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the DDX9703S are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    6ch/4V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The DDX9703S features front, rear and subwoofer 4.0-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker pre-outs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and offers independent level control (-50 to +10 dB).

    DSP: In order to optimize the sound quality, you can use the unit's DSP to set the type of vehicle, speaker sizes & locations, listening distances, and x-over points. You can also choose to bypass the head unit's DSP feature.

    • Listening Position + Digital Time Alignment: Select your optimal listening position from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front All. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position. The Front Focus feature even lets you localize the sound image in front of a selected seat (Left or Right).
    • Car & Speaker Type: Indicate the type of vehicle and the size of your vehicle's speakers, plus their location inside the vehicle.
      • Car: Select your car type - Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, Mini Van (Long) or Off.
      • Speaker Size: Independently set the Front & Rear speakers to OEM 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10", or None. You can set the Subwoofer to 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15"+, or None. Set the Tweeter to Small, Middle, Large, or None.
      • Speaker Location: Set the location of the Front speakers to Upper Door Area, Lower Door Area, On Dash, or Under Dash. Set the location of your Rear speakers to Upper Door Area, Lower Door Area, Upper Cargo Area, Lower Cargo Area, Upper 3rd Row Area, Lower 3rd Row Area, or Parcel Shelf Area.
    • High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup.
      • Front & Rear: Independently set high pass filter (HPF) for your front & rear speakers.
        • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
        • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
        • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
      • Sub: Set low pass filter (LPF) for unit sub output.
        • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
        • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
        • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)

    Equalizer: The Kenwood DDX9703S offers 8 EQ Presets for east adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, and a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.

    • Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Flat, Pops, Easy, Top40, Jazz, Powerful, Rock, or User 1-4) suitable for the music genre of your choice.
    • 13-Band EQ: The User modes (1-4) allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 13-band EQ (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency's gain level can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB.
    • Drive EQ: The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music over road noise. It boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise.

    Music Enhancement: You can restore the sound lost due to audio compression, as well as enhance the sound by virtually manipulating the soundscape.

    • Sound Realizer: When MP3, WMA, or AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Realizer feature boosts low frequencies which can be lost during compression. Set to Level 1, Level 1, Level 3, or Off.
    • Supreme: When MP3, WMA, or AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
    • Space Enhancer & Stage EQ: You can set the Space Enhancer to Small, Large, or Off. Each setting value indicates the soundscape level. You can also virtually raise the sound position heard from your speakers; the Stage EQ can be set to High, Middle, Low, or Off.

    Volume Level & Bass Management: The DVD receiver offers several volume level adjustments to tailor the audio output of your sources. The DDX9703S also provides bass management to get the most impact out of your system.

    • Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -8 to +6.
    • Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.
    • Bass Boost & DC Extension: The DDX9703S features a four-step Bass Boost (Off/1/2/3) to enhance your music's lower frequencies. When "Bass DC Extension is turned on, frequencies lower than 6.25 Hz are set the same gain level as the unit's 7-Band EQ 62.5 Hz gain setting.
    • Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.

    Source Beep: The in-dash receiver provides an audible beep to confirm source selection. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV + OEM Connectivity

    AV Input: The Kenwood DDX9703S DVD receiver is fitted with a rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio/video input to connect external AV sources, such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner.

    HDMI/MHL Input: In addition to iPhone and Android Mirroring, the head unit's HDMI/MHL input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device.

    Note: There is a bracket on the back of the receiver that will need to be removed to access the HDMI input. The bracket can be reattached to the back of the unit once you have plugged in your HDMI cable (sold separately).

    AV Output (with Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output AV signals to an optional monitor and headphone system. The unit's AV output can be set to Disc, AV-In (not HDMI), or Off. Volume of the second zone can be controlled by the DVD receiver or your rear entertainment system.

    Rear & Front Camera Inputs: The unit features a composite video input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-230 (113CMOS230, sold separately). By connecting a rear view camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen LCD to see what's behind you when backing up. There is also a composite video input for connecting a front dash-cam (sold separately), so you can display what's ahead of you on the head unit's touchscreen LCD monitor.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a rear-view camera is connected and you are viewing a rear view image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines and two vertical guidelines.
    • Rear-View Auto Switching: The video from this connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire of the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    GPS Antenna: The Kenwood head unit comes with a GPS antenna to enhance the performance of CarPlay and Android Auto navigation maps.

    OEM Integration: This Kenwood DVD receiver is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket Kenwood receiver to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, select Volkswagens with factory digital amplifier, and select Toyota/Scion vehicles.

    • Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Kenwood head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). *Retained features will vary by vehicle.
    • Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist. *Extra features will vary by vehicle.

    Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module with the correct firmware from iDatalink's website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll also need a vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Kenwood receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    With guidance from Chance at Crutchfield, it had every feature I wanted in our motorhome,! [ Bernard  Jul 04, 2017 ]
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    Android auto, EQ, audio delay features, Kenwood. [ Joshua  Jul 03, 2017 ]
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    carplay, screen size, price [ Brian  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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    XM ready, Bluetooth, 2 camera inputs. Android Auto. [ Craig  Jun 23, 2017 ]
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    The included capabilities and options for the price couldn't be beat. [ Aaron  Jun 18, 2017 ]
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    Primarily dual phone pairing for android, android functionality and vehicle compatibility [ Ronald  Jun 15, 2017 ]
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    Features I like. [ Robert  May 21, 2017 ]
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    I was mainly looking for a touchscreen unit with bluetooth connectivity. This one in particular had a feature set that included Android Auto which I think will be useful. [ Adam  May 11, 2017 ]
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    apple carplay, hd tuner, cd/dvd player, reputation of kinwood [ Robert  Apr 25, 2017 ]
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    Good reviews, love Kenwood products! [ kenneth  Mar 29, 2017 ]
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    After talking to Rusty your Tech this looks like the best receiver for my needs. [ David  Feb 27, 2017 ]
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    Upgrading my Ram 2500 Mega Cab (2007) for my son. :) This will be nice with the JL 12W1-3-4 and JX500/D1 amp. [ David  Jan 23, 2017 ]
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    Sleek styling, non-navigational unit and provided the Apple CarPlay features I wanted. [ Robert  Jan 20, 2017 ]
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    Android Auto [ Jarrell  Nov 24, 2016 ]
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    Good reviews and good user interface [ JEFFREY  Nov 19, 2016 ]
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    apple car play [ Jamie  Nov 09, 2016 ]
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    Android Auto and needed something that was the best possible thing. [ Mikael  Oct 14, 2016 ]
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    This unit has everything I need; from Android Auto, to Bluetooth capabilities, its a well rounded unit for its price !!! [ Jeffrey  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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    I like Kenwood products [ VISESH  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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    18 questions already asked

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    Do I need the GPS antenna if I'm using my iphone and not a built in Kenwood GPS receiver? Does it enhance iphone GPS?
    [ Frederick  Jul 02, 2017 ]
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    Never tried it. I do know if you use the radio gps it will not use the phone GPS, and thus would be less strain on the phone. If you don't use the built in GPS it will either fail completely or use you phone GPS. I recommend using the one that it comes with, it's good. The GPS antenna is easy to hide.
    [ Justin  Jul 04, 2017 ]
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    Do I have to use the provided microphone? Why can I not just use the vehicle factory equipped microphone?
    [ Scott  Jun 30, 2017 ]
    4 answers
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    Yes you do have to use the provided microphone. I have a 2014 Chrysler 200 Limited. It had the Chrysler brand deck and system. We could not use the amp system proved by Chrysler for that head unit. We had to run the microphone provided with the Kenwood deck. For quality and effectiveness it was much better and it actually functioned like it was supposed too. Love the system. I ran two amps to 2 6x9 and 2 61/2 and I sub. Sounds awesome and I can manipulate every sound in the car
    [ WILLIE  Jul 02, 2017 ]
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    Epends on your vehicle. Most use different connectors.
    [ Michael  Jul 01, 2017 ]
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    You are in luck if your factory microphone uses a 3.5 mm audio plug. That is what the included microphone uses. You may want to talk to a techie who knows your vehicle just to make sure.
    [ Gary  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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    Yes ... but I took my factory mic out and placed the provided mic in the same space so it looks factory and have had zero problems with it ... I have a 2011 F-150
    [ Christopher  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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    Does it come with satellite xm?
    [ AL  May 25, 2017 ]
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    No, only Sirius.
    [ Juan  May 26, 2017 ]
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    If you currently have satellite xm, you can transfer it from your current system but if you don't there are a lot of offers you can get really cheat. Like 6 months for $30. I love the system. I have had one update come out when I first got it that affected the time zone (clock) and it installed very easy. Let me know if I can answer anything else.
    [ WILLIE  May 26, 2017 ]
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    No. You have to buy the separate sat receiver.
    [ james  May 26, 2017 ]
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    How does this radio work with a USB extension cable? I currently have a DDX793 and it doesn't play well with the AUX USB port I have in my truck. I have to connect the cable directly to my iPhone, otherwise it keeps appearing and disappearing from the stereo. I've tried other brand new extensions with the same results. Also, how is the "background hiss"? I didn't have any of these issues with my KDC-X993
    [ Ken W  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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    The hiss is a bad ground location or a bad ground wire. One or the other for sure
    [ WILLIE  Jul 02, 2017 ]
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    We got this for an 06 Sequoia. The USB cable makes it very simple to integrate Android Auto or Apple Car Play into the car from your phone. We installed it and had it running right under the center console so with a small extension it works perfect to set your phone next to you. As long as the microphone is installed in a location where it can pick up conversation easily, all the features of apple car play and Android auto seem to work flawlessly (integrated voice commands, nav, music streaming, etc.) Regarding the background hiss, we don't seem to have any issues while the radio is off or on,, although we integrated the system into the factor JBL amps and interface. Hope this Helps, Steven
    [ Paige  Apr 12, 2017 ]
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    yea, iPhone and USB don't recognize on the source list half the time, have to reboot radio. Tried other devices and cable with current software on phone and radio. Sending my 3 month old unit for repair. Minor hiss, but not terrible. And apple maps is your only option, unless you HDMI mirror the phone, which is a hassle. But, high voltage pre outs make this deck sound amazing when hooked to an amp. Choose wisely....
    [ Sean  Apr 08, 2017 ]
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    I have no problems with the USB cord or any hissing noise It's a real nice system
    [ EVA  Apr 07, 2017 ]
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    If a device appears and reappears, that sounds more like a connection issue. Either try a different cable, or use compressed air to blast out the connection port and see if that helps. (of course, I just read that you've tried other connections, so that rules out my first idea.) Regarding the background hiss, what level is the volume set to on the Auxiliary source (usually an iThing or phone?) If it's set too low (less than 2/3) there will be some hiss because the amplifier in the radio is amplifying the "partial signal" coming through the auxiliary line. Try bringing the volume up on your aux device to at least 3/4 or 7/8. Just be sure to have the volume turned down on the unit when you first connect.
    [ Qwerty Zixcabivm  Apr 07, 2017 ]
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    Will this work with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge?
    [ Mark  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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    It will work with the 7s edge.
    [ Travion  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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    It sure will. That's the phone I have. Just be sure to attach the USB cable so you can sync it. All it takes is synching it one time.
    [ diego  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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    Paired with the Maestro RR will this retain the use of my factory review camera? This'll be installed on a 2014 VW Passat
    [ Tim  Mar 23, 2017 ]
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    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Mar 24, 2017 ]  Staff
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    What's the dimensions?
    [ Big Jun  Jan 18, 2017 ]
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    Thanks for your question. This is a double DIN unit, they are all approximately 4" tall by 7" wide, the chassis depth is 6.6875". Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  Jan 18, 2017 ]  Staff
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    will my 2004 GMC denali chimes work with this unit?
    [ scavenger24  Jan 03, 2017 ]
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    Absolutely, as long as you use the correct idatalink module that is required for that unit and vehicle.Hope this helps.
    [ PETER  Jan 03, 2017 ]
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    You're going to have to buy the kit crutchfield offers. It has everything from the installation kit, chimes, on star and steering wheel adapter. But those are options, well worth it if you're going to spend this much on a head unit.
    [ Cody  Jan 03, 2017 ]
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    Is there a wireing harness for this unit?
    [ Kevan  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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    The receiver comes with it's own harness for the unit itself. If you are looking for a replacement harness most likely you would need to contact Kenwood directly. If you have further questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Kenny  Dec 07, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Do you have a good speaker 6x9 or 6 inch that you could recommend to pair with this unit for rear mount in a sprinter van?
    [ Todd  Nov 14, 2016 ]
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    Thanks for your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what fits and help you make the best choice for budget and your system.
    [ Kenny  Nov 14, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Hello. I recently got this head unit for my truck. My truck comes with a factory back up camera. How do I hook it up? Thank you
    [ James  Oct 17, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Oct 17, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I would like to mirror my Android on the screen. Is there any way of doing this on this model?
    [ Dennis  Sep 11, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    You can mirror the android, but in order to do so you need to purchase the optional cable to do so
    [ Terry  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    A
    Beats me. I returned it before I opened it. The reviews I read said the display and controls were awkward and it was more expensive than the car I was planning to put it in. I'd ask Crutchfield.
    [ BRUCE  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can the screen tilt forward?
    [ Mark David  Aug 22, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Don't think so. It tilts out from the bottom so is is easier for the driver or passenger to see. The default position is bottom in and then there are incremental memory positions to tilt out the bottom. It retracts when turned off.
    [ JONATHAN  Aug 23, 2016 ]
    Q
    Ddx9702s vs newer Ddx9703s? Is the processor speed the same?
    [ Gb  Aug 20, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Kenny  Aug 20, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Hi, Does this have the same main Harness to the unit as the Kenwood DDX573BH I have ? I'm thinking about upgrading and it would make the swap effortless.
    [ Jason  Jul 20, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and compare the two units to give you the more detailed information you are looking for.
    [ Kenny  Jul 20, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will my factory back up and blind spot cameras be compatible with this?
    [ Shaun  Jul 10, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I cannot recall any vehicles I've checked having blind spot cameras to keep working, but in theory those should be fed through a can bus as well so they might be able to be kept working. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to check. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
    [ Paul  Jul 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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