About the Kenwood Excelon DPX-701
If you have a double-sized dash opening in your car, fill it in style with the Kenwood Excelon DPX-701 CD/MP3 player. Designed to fit the 4" tall opening common in many newer cars, the stereo comes loaded with all of the performance features you'd expect from Kenwood.
Into digital music? The DPX-701 plays back the MP3, WMA, and AAC music files that you've burned onto discs, and your song titles will appear on the two-line, 64-color display. Six preset EQ curves, along with sophisticated bass, treble, and midrange controls, let you shape the sound to your liking. A USB input makes it easy to connect your portable music player or other compatible source to the system, while Kenwood's ACDrive software allows you to navigate through your digital music files with ease.
Kenwood's "Graphic Motion Analyzer" lets you dial in one of five different performance measurements like torque, horsepower, and G force and monitor your results right up on the display. Dual zone capability lets you play one source (like a CD) in the back while you enjoy another (like the radio) up front. And you'll always be in control, thanks to the DPX-701's oversized rotary control knob.
The DPX-701 even offers controls for a satellite radio or HD Radio tuner. Add Kenwood's Bluetooth control interface (available in the fall) to the mix and enjoy the convenience of hands-free cell phone calls. Three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs ensure great sound from all your amps and subs.
- CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings in many newer vehicles
- CD, CD-R, and CD-RW compatible (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files)
- AAC music file playback (not compatible with songs downloaded from the iTunes Music Store)
- 64-color fluorescent display
- Graphic Motion Analyzer displays vehicle performance specs
- ACDrive (PhatNoise Media Manager software included) announces artist, album, and genre names of your MP3, WMA, and AAc files
- System Q-EX Sound Control (6 EQ curves)
- 3-band parametric equalizer
- 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
- System E's+ high- and low-pass filters
- USB input
- auxiliary input (rear RCAs)
- compatible with Kenwood's iPod adapter
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready (SIRIUS tuner, subscription, and antenna required)
- HD Radio ready (separate tuner required)
- compatible with Kenwood's optional Bluetooth adapter (available in the fall)
- CD changer controls
- three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs
- wireless remote
- dual zone control
- CD frequency response: 10-20,000 Hz
- CD signal-to-noise ratio: 110 dB
- FM sensitivity: 9.3 dBf
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # DPX-701
What's in the box:
- Double-DIN AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver with 10A fuse inserted in chassis
- Trim ring
- Trim plate
- Wiring harness
- 56" USB cable (has a USB Type A connector on one end and a USB Type A port on the other end)
- Wireless remote control (RC-527)
- 2 "AA" batteries
- 2 Removal tools
- 4 Strips of double-sided adhesive
- 6 Panhead ISO-mount screws
- 6 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
- Kenwood Advanced Codec Drive CD-ROM
- Instruction Manual (English)
- Instruction Manual (Spanish)
- Instruction Manual (French)
- Media Manager Installation Manual (6 languages)
- Warranty Card
- Sheet concerning Demo mode (attached to receiver)
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Features & specs
|USB Port Power||---|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control|
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Sirius|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||30-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||5 volts|
|Key Button Color||Red|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||---|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years*|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years*|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
|Music File Playback|
|Second Camera Input Lane Watch||N|
USB Port: The front-panel USB port allows you to play USB mass storage devices loaded with AAC, MP3, and WMA files. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 48-192 kbps are supported.
Display Modes: The Kenwood DPX701 features a bright, 64-color fluorescent display with 5 selectable display modes:
- Graphic Display (Display Type A): You can choose between 2 "movies" or a slideshow of 6 still images. Text information is displayed briefly for tuner and CD functions before graphic reappears.
- Graphic + Text Display (Display Type B): The same Graphic Display is shown, plus one line of text is displayed. Selectable text information is available for each source.
- 3-line, 2-column Text Display (Display Type C): Three lines of text information are displayed, each with a text label icon and the text display. You can choose what information to display for each line (clock, frequency, playback time, CD text, ID3 tags, etc.), plus choose a text display color between white, red, or blue.
- Text + Source Icon Display (Display Type D): Three lines of text information are displayed (selectable information and colors). On the right end of the display is an icon to indicate the currently selected source.
- G-Analyzer Display (Display Type E): Measurements of G-forces (gravity) on the vehicle are displayed. You can select between "G-Graphic," G-Meter (Graphic), G-Meter (Text), or G-Counter display.
G-Analyzer: This unit is equipped with a sensor that measures the forces of gravity on the vehicle. This sensor enables the receiver to calculate G-forces during acceleration, braking, and cornering. The G-Analyzer has a stop watch that can be automatically started when forward or reverse G-forces are detected. The G-Analyzer also has a horsepower analysis tool that measures your vehicle's horsepower and displays a graph with max power. Setup and calibration for acceleration and braking must be performed before using the G-Analyzer.
Note: Features like the horsepower analysis tool should not be used on public roads.
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: The receiver can play AAC, MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 100 folders, and 4096 files per folder. During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag information. AAC ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
Kenwood Advanced CODEC Drive: The DPX701 features Advanced CODEC Drive (ACDrive) to help you organize your digital music files and burn CDs with advanced features. With the PhatNoise Media Manager (on the supplied CD-ROM software), you can browse compressed audio files by playlists, artists, albums or genres. The receiver's built-in Voice Index will "announce" artist, album, and genre names when an ACDrive disc is played. The software will also help you rip music from CDs and encode them as AAC files. To help you keep up-to-date, the Media Manager software allows you to download new CODECs and features and download them to a CD for upgrading the receiver. (See Minimum Computer Requirements below for installing the software on your computer).
24-Bit Wolfson D-A Converter: The DPX701 features an audiophile-quality 24-bit Wolfson digital-to-analog converter for superb CD sound.
Satellite Radio Ready: The head unit is directly compatible with the SIRIUS SIR-KEN1 Satellite Tuner for Kenwood (item # 607SIRKEN1).
Note: In addition to the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and a subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of "SP Off" (flat), "SP OEM." (for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
Note: The Speaker Setting affects the bass, midrange, and treble values of the System Q EX presets. The speaker setting should be selected first.
System Q-EX Sound Control: Six EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music: Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, and Natural. In addition, you may store your own settings under the "User Memory" EQ curve. Each preset has its own bass center frequency, bass level, bass Q factor, bass extension, middle center frequency, middle level, middle Q factor, treble center frequency, and treble level settings. You may adjust the bass center frequency (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120 or 150Hz), bass level (-8 to +8), bass Q factor (1.00, 1.25, 1.50 or 2.00), bass extension (On or Off), middle center frequency (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0kHz), middle level (-8 to +8), middle Q factor (1.0 or 2.0), treble center frequency (10.0, 12.5, 15.0 or 17.5kHz), and treble level (-8 to +8). The System Q EX can be turned off in the menu, still allowing you to adjust the bass, middle and treble levels only.
Subwoofer Preamp Output: The DPX701 is equipped with a pair of subwoofer preamp outputs. The subwoofer outputs can easily be turned on/off. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you can adjust the volume (-15 to +15 in increments of 2), set the low pass filter cutoff (50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Through), and the phase (normal, reverse).
System E's+: In addition to System Q Sound Control, the DPX701 features the System E's+ crossover system for the speaker and preamp outputs. You can make the following adjustments:
- Front High Pass Filter: 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, or Through (no filter)
- Rear High Pass Filter: 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Through (no filter)
- Low Pass Filter: 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz or Through (no filter)
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, FM, AM, Satellite, and CD changer).
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 0.
Built-in Amp Switch: If the audio signals are output to external amplifiers, you can turn off the internal amplifier to improve audio quality.
Dual Zone System: The DPX701's Dual Zone System allows you to output one source to the front channels and another source to the rear channels. The main source can be the internal disc player, tuner, or a source connected via the 13-pin CD changer input. The sub source is a device connected to the rear RCA auxiliary input. You can assign the sub source to either the front or rear channels. When the Dual Zone System is activated, the volume of the front channels is controlled by the volume knob, while the volume of the rear channels is controlled in the Audio Control menu.
CR-2 Advanced Tuner: This unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced tuner for clear radio reception. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.
HD Radio Ready: With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item # 113HR100TR), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display.
Radio Data System (RDS): The unit's tuner features RDS (Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received, you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking at the program service name. RDS features an emergency transmission function that interrupts regular programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not listening to the radio.
Clean 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. The CRSC circuit can be turned on or off.
Disc/Station Naming: You can enter and store names of up to 12 characters for CDs and radio stations. Characters can include upper case letters, numbers, symbols, and special accent characters. The memory can store names for up to 30 stations and 10 discs in the internal CD player. The number of disc names you can store for an external CD changer depends upon the capability of the changer.
Security Code: You can enter a 4-digit security code which must be used when the unit is removed from the vehicle, or the constant power source is disconnected from the unit. When constant power is restored to the unit, the security code must be entered before the unit becomes operational. The security code may be disabled if desired.
Bass Management System (B.M.S.): You can remotely adjust the bass boost of a compatible Kenwood amplifier with the Bass Management System (B.M.S.). When properly connected, you can set the bass boost to Flat, +6dB, +12dB, and if the amplifier is capable, +18dB. In addition, you can set the B.M.S. frequency offset to "Normal" or "Low." The "Low" setting drops the bass boost normal center frequency by 20%.
Note: The pink/black lead on the receiver's wiring harness should be connected to the amp's B.M.S. terminal.
Remote Control: The DPX701 comes with the RC-527 wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad. The remote includes volume control for the rear channels when the unit is operating in the Dual Zone mode. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries (supplied). The dimensions of the remote are: L=5.369", W=1.968", D=1.198".
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The DPX701 has a "steering remote control" lead on the back panel. When used with the optional SWI-ALP interface (item #127SWIALP), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-ALP is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face/button illumination is "keyed." In addition, while the unit is in Standby mode, you can turn the clock display on or off. When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed." Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.
Display Illumination Control: When this function is active, the display turns off after 5 seconds if no operation is performed. This reduces the glare during night driving.
Display Dimmer: When the dimmer control is set to "on," the display automatically dims when the vehicle lights are turned on. When set to "off," the display doesn't dim.
Note: In order for the display dimmer feature to operate, the orange/white wire in the supplied wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
Auxiliary Input: The DPX701 is equipped with a built-in auxiliary input. There is a set of stereo RCA jacks on a 6" pigtail on the back of the receiver for connecting an external audio source. The Auxiliary input can be activated/deactivated through the menu. When it's activated, you can select one of six names for the source: Aux, TV, Video, Game, Portable or DVD. When deactivated, Auxiliary does not appear as a source. With an optional adapter (item 113CAC1AX or 113KCAS220), you can also turn the unit's CD changer input into a second auxiliary input.
Optional iPod Adapter: This receiver is compatible with the optional Kenwood KCA-iP500 iPod control interface (item # 113IP500). When an iPod is connected to the interface, all of the iPod's controls will be disabled and it will be controlled from the receiver. With this interface, you'll be able to play your iPod music files through your Kenwood receiver and in most cases have all the titling information appear on the receiver's display.
Compatibility: This unit is directly compatible with Kenwood changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the switch will need to be set to the "N" position.
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.
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.
PhatNoise Media Manager Software: To use Media Manager software, the following software and hardware are required:
- Software: Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, or XP
- Personal computer (main unit, display, and peripheral units) incorporating a 500MHz or better Pentium II processor (or the equivalent) on which the above OS can run normally
- 128MB RAM or more
- Hard disc with 200MB free space
- CD-R/CD-RW drive
- Others: Internet connection environment
- Note: Administrator authority is required when installing Media Manager in Windows 2000 or XP
Warranty Note: The unit comes packed with a warranty card that offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty. Per Kenwood, this unit has a 2-year parts and labor warranty.