Disc & USB Playback
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX370 features
a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix
system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000
total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video
graphics, making menu navigation easy.
- Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for
video playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), Normal (4:3), or
Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal)
- Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs
during video playback.
- Custom Background Images: You can download a still image for use as
the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
- Customized Top Menu: You can select and arrange which
sources and icons display on the unit's Top Menu screen for easier, quicker
access. Select the "ALL SRC" icon to see all sources at one time.
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is
best suited to your first language - English, French, Spanish, German, Italian,
Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified/traditional), Thai, Turkish,
Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, or Greek. For connected external monitors; only English, French,
Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Portuguese are available.
Parking Brake Detection: 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.
Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can adjust the head
unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky
Blue, 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). The Eject and Kenwood logo remain red, regardless of
variable color illumination setting.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display and
button illumination automatically
when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white
Illumination wire of this player's harness. You can also manually dim the unit's
display and button illumination.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to
protect the Kenwood DDX370 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.
2-DIN Chassis: The DDX370 has a
2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN or size DD), and will fit in many
vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the
supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your
disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Kenwood DDX370 supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, and VCD
discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video & JPEG files recorded on to
CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and
DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files
loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.
USB Port: The Kenwood DDX370 features a rear-panel
Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38"
cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC)
device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable
digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files;
as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device.
The DDX370 also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a
connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be
charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port
(5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
File Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX370 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
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
Romeo, Long File Name||FAT 16/32|
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3:
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz|
WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 32-48kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)|
MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576
32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels|
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||250 folders/5,000
files (999 files per folder)|
|Tags||MP3 ID3-tags (ver.
1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags|
Dolby Digital/DTS: The DDX370 supports playback of Dolby Digital
and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to
Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and
audio/video/picture files stored on a disc.
Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control
certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has
4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current
chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing
the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while
pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.
Zoom: The DDX370 features a 3 level zoom when playing back
video and still images.
Parental Control: 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.
Auto Reload: The DVD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
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. The tested unit contained firmware version G11.03.00. Go toKenwood's Support Site for the
latest firmware/software updates.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood DDX370 supports
audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and iPhones.
- Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX370's rear-panel
USB (type-A) port and rear-panel 3.5mm A/V AUX input allow you to connect
select Apple iPod/iPhones using the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable (113IP202,
sold separately). The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display,
and charging of your iPod/iPhone. You can navigate through your music and
video files using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and
movie info on its display, while your iPod/iPhone charges. The 3.5mm AV
input handles audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood
DDX370. By using the Auxiliary input, the music travels to the receiver as
an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files
you've stored on your iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be
set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected
iPod/iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
- Audio Only Playback: If you only want to playback audio
from your iPod or iPhone, you can simply connect it to the DDX370's USB port
using either the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone or
Kenwood's iPod Direct Connect Cable (113KCIP102,
sold separately). This 1-wire USB connection bypasses the iPod/iPhone's DAC
and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter,
allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 99dB. The unit's rear-panel AV
input must be set to "AV-IN2" in order to use the 1-wire USB connection. You
will not be able to play Digital-Rights-Protected files.
Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th
gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio
playback (no video output).
iPod Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from
the head unit, from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen, or from select
apps streamed to your iPhone.
- Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate
your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer,
Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. Your iPod's video library can be searched by
Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or
iTunesU. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's
touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical
order). The head unit also supports Repeat (track) &
Random (album) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
- iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows
you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your
passenger seat. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your favorite
music apps, such as
Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head
unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Kenwood
DVD receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as
Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS
4.0+), via the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable (sold separately). The App
Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and
the hand-brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible with App
Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over
the app. Available controls may include - Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next.
Note: 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.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Kenwood DDX370 will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the Kenwood multimedia head unit. The head unit will display Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit
will also display Album Art. If you choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone
in iPod/App Control Mode, the DDX370 will not display your
iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display 'iPhone App
and iPod Control Mode + Parking Off').
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge
the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
Garmin App: In addition, the optional KCA-IP202 iPod cable
allows you to view navigation maps and get audible/visual
directions on the DDX370's touchscreen, when theGarmin StreetPilot Onboard
USA app ($49.99), and the Vehicle Display Integration in-app option
($49.99) are both downloaded to your
connected iPhone (4/4S) or iPad (1/2/3); running iOS 5.1 or later. The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app
contains NAVTEQ map data for the United States (lower 49 states); with over a
million POIs, turn-by turn directions, lane assist with junction view, traffic
updates, and speed limit alerts. Because the map data is downloaded onto
your iPhone and does not live on the network, wireless coverage is not required
to navigate. Once you have selected your destination on your connected iPhone,
your map route will be visible on the DDX370's touchscreen (even with parking
brake disengaged) and turn-by-turn directions can be heard through your car
stereo speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to control
the Garmin StreetPilot USA app. The screen of your iPhone and the screen of the Kenwood DDX370
may not be identical.
Note: A Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app with North
American maps (US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USVI, and more) is also available for $59.99.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX370 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of
|iPod/iPhone||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Specific Apps||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/App||Song/Artist Text||Track Info ||Album Art ||Pandora App||Garmin App|
- *If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5/5C/5S,
iPad 4, or iPad mini; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to
connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback
(no video output).
- 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.
AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DDX370 features a built-in AM/FM
tuner. 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 which appears in the display after the frequency.
RDS features an emergency transmission function which 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.
- Seek Modes: 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.
- Presets: Not only does the multimedia 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
- Mono Mode: This feature reduces the noise (static) when a
stereo broadcast is received as monaural (for FM band only).
Pandora App: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music
service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere,
through personalized radio stations. The free
Pandora app lets you play music from the Pandora music service through
the Kenwood DDX370 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-IP202
iPod cable (sold separately), or the USB cable supplied with your iPhone.
To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0 or later) with the
latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your
iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via
3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The
DDX370 will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist,
Album, & Song information (including Album Art).
- Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations
from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also select
from Pandora's Genre Stations.
- Create New Station: New stations can be created based
on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DDX370 comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optionalSXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). VisitSiriusXM.com
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title
can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind,
and replay up to 30 minutes of live content
- 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.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DDX370 utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX370 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
DDX370 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 Preamp Outputs: The DDX370 features front, rear and
subwoofer 4.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are
balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The
front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DDX370 features an
independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front &
rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You
can adjust the high-pass crossover from 'Through' (off), 40, 60, 80, 100, 120,
150, 180, or 220 Hz. The
"Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when
you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed
in the rear of the vehicle.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DDX370 offers the
following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output
- Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low
Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to
Subwoofer. You can select from 50, 60, 80, Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, or 'Through'
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is
activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level
(-50 to +10) from the DVD receiver.
Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DDX370
according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard
(for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small
diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers
with a large diameter).
Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing
you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset
has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble
(12.5kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops,
Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Flat, and User.
EQ Pro: The DDX370 features independent Bass,
Treble, and Midrange control when the Preset EQ is in User mode. EQ Pro allows
you to adjust the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency
|Bass||40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or
150 Hz||1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00||On/Off||-8 to +8|
|Midrange||0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz||1.00 or 2.00||N/A|
|Treble||10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or 17.5k Hz||N/A||N/A|
Note: You can store bass, middle and treble tone settings
for each source (Disc, Tuner, AV, USB, iPod, and Pandora).
Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to
make the sound clearer lower volumes.
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 (-8 to +8 for Aux
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.
Key Beep: The in-dash multimedia head unit provides an
audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Dual A/V Inputs: The Kenwood DDX370 DVD receiver is fitted
with two audio/video inputs. The unit features a rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video
input for connecting an external
game console or portable MP3 player. This input also serves as the A/V input for
your USB-connected iPod (using proprietary Kenwood cable). The head unit also
features a composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear-panel for
connecting an external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player or mobile
Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for
connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-210 (113CMOS210,
sold separately). 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 (attached to the
rear chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5
seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up
camera is displayed.
A/V Output: The unit features a composite
video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and
headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can select
between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to
match your connected monitor. The audio/video source which you can output to a
separate monitor and headphone system depends on the current source that is being
played back on the Kenwood DVD receiver.
|DVD Receiver Source||A/V Output Source|
|DVD||DVD, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off|
tuner required)||DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off|
|USB||USB, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off|
|iPod||iPod, AV-IN1, or Off|
|Pandora||AV-IN1, or Off|
|AV-IN1/AV-IN2||DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off|
Note: The volume of the A/V output will be controlled by your rear
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). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Ford SYNC Compatible: The DDX370 is compatible with a web
programmable module from Automotive Data Solutions (ADS) that will permit the
aftermarket Kenwood head unit to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and
Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system. This ADS iDatalink
Maestro module (794ADSMRR,
sold separately); lets Ford owners replace their factory radio and retain
the OEM Sync voice control, steering wheel controls, hands-free Bluetooth, and
USB interface. They can also keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car
(which may be tuned to the particular vehicle). he iDatalink Maestro RR requires
the use of the iDatalink Maestro ADS-HRN(SR)-FOR01 installation harness (794HRNSRF1,
sold separately) and the iDatalink Maestro ADS-HRN(SX)-ALL01 cable (794HRNSXA1,
sold separately). The iDatalink Maestro module must first be connected to your
computer via USB and flashed with (SR)-FO01-DS firmware, before connection
between your Ford vehicle and the Kenwood head unit. The DDX370 also features an OEM Setup menu that must be configured
Note: When using the iDatalink Maestro RR
to install the DDX370, you cannot add the aftermarket SXV200
SiriusXM Connect tuner (sold separately).
Optional Remote Control: The
optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (113RCDV331,
sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood multimedia 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 your compatible Kenwood head unit within direct
line of sight.