2-DIN Chassis: The DDX418 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.
Note: As always, please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX418 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 touch screen controls with interactive video
graphics, making menu navigation easy. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to
make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
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.
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 Greece.
Note: For connected external monitors, only English, French,
Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Portuguese are available.
Front Panel Controls With Changeable 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).
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to the
must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle
is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display automatically
when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white
Illumination wire of this player's harness.
24-Bit D-A Converter: For superb quality audio
playback from DVDs, CDs, and USB media, the DDX418 is equipped with a
24-bit digital-to-analog converter.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX418 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
DDX418 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
Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DDX418 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).
System Q Sound Control: Seven 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, and User.
Detail Audio Control: The Kenwood DDX418 features
independent Bass, Treble and Midrange control when the System Q Sound Control is
in User mode. The Detail Audio Control allows you to adjust the following
settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency levels.
|3-Band EQ ||Detailed
Audio Settings |
|Center Frequency ||Q-Factor ||Bass Extension ||Level |
|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, or17.5k Hz ||N/A ||N/A |
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.
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for low and high
tones during low volume. You can turn this feature either on or off. Only the
low tone is compensated for when the tuner is selected as a source.
Volume Offset Control: 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 -15 to +6.
Selectable 4V Preamp Outputs: The DDX418 features Front and
Rear/SW 4-volt preamp outputs. The Rear/SW preamp output allows you to adjust from a
full-range rear speaker preamp output to a low-pass, non-fading subwoofer preamp
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DDX418 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", 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, or
180, 220Hz. 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 DDX418 provides the
following subwoofer preamp output controls.
- Low-Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low
Pass Filter control for the unit's subwoofer preamp output. You can select
from 50, 60, 80, 100, 120Hz, or "Through". The "Through" setting allows your
external amplifier's crossover network to do all the filtering for your
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: You can independently control the
subwoofer preamp output level from the CD receiver. You select levels
between -15 to +15.
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q, and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, USB,
Dolby Digital/DTS: The DDX418 supports playback of Dolby Digital
and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to
Key Beep: The in-dash multimedia head unit provides an
audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DDX418 features a built-in AM/FM
tuner. 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.
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 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.
Auto Memory Tuning: 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).
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood DDX418 supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, and VCD
Note: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your
disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play AAC (16-320 kbps),
MP3 (32-320 kbps) and WMA (32-320 kbps) files recorded on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/W discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
and Romeo formats. The head unit can recognize a total of 5,000 files and 250
folders per disc (a maximum of 999 filers per folder). During AAC/MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays song, artist, and album information (up
to 50 characters). The unit supports ID3 Tag version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, and
JPEG/MPEG Playback: This
unit can play back JPEG (32 x 32 to 8192 x 7680) still image files recorded onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, and CD-R/W discs. The unit
also supports video playback of MPEG1 & MPEG2 (NTSC) video files recorded onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs.
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 briefly displays the information screen.
Zoom: The DDX418 features a 4 level zoom when
playing back video and still images.
Auto Insert: The DVD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 15 seconds or more.
USB Port: The Kenwood DDX418 features a
front-panel Full-Speed 2.0 USB
(type-A) port which enables playback of MP3
(32-320 kbps), WMA (32-320 kbps), and AAC (16-320 kbps) audio files; as well as
JPEG (32 x 32 to 8192 x 7680) still-picture files stored on a USB Mass Storage
Class device. The DDX418 also supports video playback of MPEG1, MPEG2 video
files from a connected portable USB MSC device. The USB port is compatible with
all USB mass storage class devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 file system. The head unit can recognize
a total of 5,000 files and 250 folders per USB device (a maximum of 999 filers
per folder). The unit will display any recorded song, artist, and album information stored on
your connected USB device (up to 50 characters). Your USB device's rechargeable battery will be
recharged while it is connected to the USB port of the DDX418 and the unit is
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood DDX418 supports audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and
- Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX418's front-panel USB
port and front-panel 3.5mm A/V AUX input allow you to connect your Apple
iPod/iPhone using the Kenwood KCA-iP22F iPod cable (113KCIP22F,
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 DDX418. 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 front-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 DDX418'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 front-panel AV
input must be set to "AV-In" in order to use the 1-wire USB connection. You
will not be able to play Digital-Rights-Protected files.
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the multimedia head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel
- Menu Navigation: The Kenwood DDX418 will allow you to
navigate your iPod/iPhone's music & video library by category and playlist.
Once you have selected a category or playlist, you can then search its
audio/video contents alphabetically.
- Music Browsing: You can search your iPod/iPhone's music library
by Playlist, Artist, Album, Songs, Podcasts, Genres, Composer, or Audiobooks.
- Video Browsing: You can search your iPod/iPhone's video library
by Video Playlists, Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, or All.
- Repeat & Random: The multimedia head unit supports
Repeat (file) & Random (folder) playback functions of your connected
iPod/iPhone Display: The Kenwood DDX418 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
via its clickwheel or touchscreen controls, the DDX418 will not display your
iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display "iPod Control
iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition
switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX418 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features when used with the required Kenwood KCA-iP22F iPod cable (as of
| iPod/iPhone Model || Gen. || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || App Mode || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y
|| Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or
wait until a newer software update is available.
App Mode: When using an iPhone 4 with the Kenwood DDX series
in-dash AV head unit, you can view certain applications on the screen of the
receiver. This allows access to a large amount of new content in your vehicle.
All operation will be done from the iPhone 4, but all video and audio will play
through the Kenwood receiver. The unit supports iTunes Apps, such as - Netflix,
SiriusXM, YouTube, Aha Radio, Facebook, and Twitter.
Note: To access these select iTunes apps, you must have
an Apple iPhone 4 (iOS4 or later) with an active Data Plan account and
connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
Front Panel A/V Input: The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm
audio/video input on the front panel of the head unit for connecting an external
Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for
connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-200 (113CMOS200,
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.
A/V Output: The unit features a composite video jack and
3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor. 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.
Navigation Input: You can connect the optional Kenwood
KNA-G610 navigation system (113KNAG610, sold separately) to this unit via the
round 13-pin jack on the back of the chassis. Third party navigation systems
with composite video a can also be connected via the AV-IN input. The KNA-G610's
built-in mapping software will display on the compatible Kenwood
navigation-ready receiver. You will be able to control the KNA-G610 from the
Kenwood navigation-ready head unit's touchscreen monitor, or the head unit's
wireless IR remote control (optional).
USB Bluetooth Adapter: The Kenwood DDX418 comes supplied
with a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the
head unit's rear-panel USB input, making the DDX418 Bluetooth 2.0 certified. The
DDX418 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming.
Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port is designed for the included
Bluetooth adapter only. It does not support connection of a USB mass storage
class device, digital audio player, or iPod/iPhone.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, as well as wirelessly stream audio
from your Bluetooth enabled portable music player using the Kenwood in-dash
multimedia receiver. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ
frequency band within a range of approximately 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Bluetooth Profiles: The Kenwood DDX418 supports the
following Bluetooth profiles:
- HFP (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with
your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing
- OPP (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the head unit.
- PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from
your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the head unit.
- A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music
streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player to the head unit.
- AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Basic music
playback control of your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player from the
Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital
audio player must be paired with the DDX418 before hands-free & wireless
operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the
Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile phones will be
http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/bt/index.php for a complete list of
compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The multimedia head unit
supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The controls of the DDX418 can be used to dial a number, answer an
in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone
(with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side
of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers
(front or all).
External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX418 includes an external
microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command
dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an
integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road
noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other
sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a
right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of
the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be
clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external
microphone measures 0.515" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth).
Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel
Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be
heard through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash, and the
caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from
the DDX418's touchscreen or setup the head unit to automatically answer the
Dialing A Number: Using the DDX418, you can dial a phone
number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a
phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6
phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the
head unit's touchscreen.
- Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone
book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the DDX418.
Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each
number can be up to 32 digits long.
- Call Log: The Call Log 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 each).
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the
SMS: You can wirelessly download the short message (SMS)
arrived at your cell-phone so that is can be read on the Bluetooth connected
Kenwood head unit. Your cell-phone must support SMS for this feature to function.
The SMS downloaded to this unit is cleared when this unit is turned off.
Note: You cannot send text messages using this unit
Private/Hands-Free Mode: During a conversation, you can
switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the
Hands Free Mode.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The included Bluetooth adapter
also allows audio playback and control of a Bluetooth enabled audio player
through the DDX418. The DDX418 will be able to control basic playback features
such as Play/Pause, Track/Folder Select, Fast Forward/Reverse, and Skip
Optional Remote Control: The
optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV330 IR wireless remote control
sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood multimedia head unit.
The KNA-RCDV330 wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA"
batteries. The remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV330 must be
pointed at the front-panel of your compatible Kenwood head unit within direct
line of sight.
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 the optional PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel
Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.