Disc & USB Playback
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX471HD 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
(800 x 600) 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.
Note: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. Select between 18 different languages
including English, Spanish, French and others.
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. You can adjust the dimmer level from -15 to +5.
Clock Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock which 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 source button turns the unit off completely.
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 fully 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.
2-DIN Chassis: The DDX471HD has a
2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), 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.
Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DDX471HD is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) 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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (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 DDX471HD. Visit
Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DDX471HD
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. The head
unit will even establish pairing automatically with the Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+),
even if the Bluetooth function is deactivated on the device. Once a
device is paired, the registered Bluetooth device will automatically connect to
the receiver when it is in close proximity (up to 30') to the receiver. You can register up to
five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone
can be used at a time).
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
touchscreen controls of the DDX471HD 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 cell 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 in 5 seconds.
- Dialing a Number: Using the DDX471HD, 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
DDX471HD. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell
phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up
to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book in alphabetical
- 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
- 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.
External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX471HD 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 volume level and noise cancellation 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 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505"
SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible
with SMS (Short Message Service), the Kenwood head unit will notify you when a
message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message.
You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Kenwood
DDX471HD also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a
Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The DDX471HD will be able to control
basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as
Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head
unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name
and Song/Album title. The DDX471HD also supports audio streaming of music apps
downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control.
Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. 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 with an
iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood DDX471HD 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/TEL" 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 DDX471HD and its microphone. 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 DDX471HD; visual
data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can 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.
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 DDX471HD supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, 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 DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD 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 |
| 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
| Video ||MPEG-1:
352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps) |
MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576
| Photo ||JPEG:
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 DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD 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 to
Kenwood's Support Site for the
latest firmware/software updates.
iPod Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX471HD supports
direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its
rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input. The DDX471HD offers audio/video playback,
music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone
models. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone
with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on
your Apple device through the Kenwood DDX471HD. Using Kenwood's KCA-IP202 iPod
video cable (113KCIP202,
sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and
music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies
and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the Kenwood DDX471HD. If you only
desire audio playback, you can use Kenwood's KCA-IP102 iPod cable (113KCIP102,
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DDX471HD.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that
came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood
DDX471HD 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. Video playback is not supported.
Note: The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected
iPod/iPhone, using the KCA-IP202 cable. The unit's rear-panel AV input must
be set to "AV-IN2" in order to use the Kenwood KCA-IP102 iPod cable or the
cable that came with your Apple device for audio playback only.
iPod/iPhone Control: The Kenwood DDX471HD lets you control
your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's
touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app.
- Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate
your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre,
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 basic playback functions such as
Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone.
Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored
music and movies from the Apple device's touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone
devices will be locked during connection.
- iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows
you to navigate stored music and movies from your older Apple device (iOS
5.1.1 and earlier). You'll still have access to
basic playback controls (like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse,
Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions
will be locked. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your
favorite music apps, streamed to your 30-pin or Lightning-connector 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 select streaming movie apps (like
downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+), via the Kenwood
KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (sold separately). Not all apps will be
compatible and control will be limited.
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.
Song/Artist Info & Album Art: In Head Unit Control mode, the DDX471HD
will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number,
Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There
is no music information displayed when this unit is set to iPod/App Control
mode. Instead, the head unit will display "iPhone App and iPod Control Mode" (song/artist information will need to viewed on your iPod/iPhone's
Battery 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 (113KCIP202,
sold separately) allows you to view navigation maps and get audible/visual
directions on the DDX471HD's touchscreen, when the
Garmin 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 DDX471HD'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 DDX471HD 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
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX471HD is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Specific Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/App || Pandora App || Garmin App || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art ||
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th* || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 4/air* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
- *Requires the use of 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.
Built-In HD Tuner: 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 (70dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM
digital will have CD-like quality (75 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and
clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning
- 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 DDX471HD 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
- Tuner Presets: The DDX471HD'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 Text & Multicasting: AM/FM digital stations can
offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. In addition to conventional broadcasts,
with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast
programs (HD1 to HD8).
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.
Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free
Pandora App (either from
BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service
through the Kenwood DDX471HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or
Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your compatible mobile
device 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 Kenwood DDX471HD provides control over the Pandora
music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
- Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations
from your Station or Genre List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can
also choose to randomly playback songs from all your registered 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 DDX471HD 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 optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
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 60 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 DDX471HD utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal to
Noise ratio up to 99dB.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX471HD 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
DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD
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).
Equalizer: 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. The DDX471HD 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
| EQ Pro |
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, 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).
Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound
enhancements for your car audio system.
- 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 -15 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.
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 DDX471HD DVD receiver is fitted
with two rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio/video inputs to connect external AV
sources, such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner. The rear-panel AV
input labeled "AV-IN2" also serves as the input for Kenwood's proprietary
KCA-IP202 iPod video cable.
Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for
connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-220 (113CMOS220,
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 (Dual Zone): The unit features a composite
video 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.
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.