DVD/CD/MP3 Playback Features
CD Changer Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Motorized Touchscreen Display:
The Kenwood DDX7017 features a motorized 6.4" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution
of 480 x 234 with 336,960 total pixels (480H x 234V x RGB). The monitor
automatically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 6-step
adjustable viewing angle. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive
video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes:
You can choose from the following screen modes:
- Normal: displays 16:9
widescreen format pictures that fill the entire screen width, and 4:3
(conventional TV) pictures display with black bars on either side
- Full: expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture
slightly but retaining full image height
- Just: expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally only at the edges
- Cinema: expands 4:3 pictures
both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the
- Zoom: expands 4:3 pictures
both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the
picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges
You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, and black level.
Additionally, you can change the background and menu graphics. When the
illumination wire of this unit is connected to the headlamp circuit of your
vehicle and you turn your lights on, the display will dim.
Selectable Wallpaper: You can
select any of six available wallpaper patterns for the menu and control screens.
Available wallpapers include: wall, black, leather, stripes, block, and dots.
2-DIN Chassis: The DDX7017 has
a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit
in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there
is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's
chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted
using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please check the Crutchfield
Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Front Panel Controls: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the outer edges of the screen.
Security Code: You may program
the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a
security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been
disconnected from power.
The DDX7017 is compatible with the following Kenwood navigation systems:
KNA-DV4100 (item # 113KNADV41), KNA-DV3100, and KNA-DV2100. The navigation
system can be connected via the 13-pin
I/F jack on the back of the unit (I/F cable supplied with the navigation
system). Third party navigation systems with composite video and stereo RCA
outputs can also be connected via the AV-IN1 input. You can select which speakers
are used for navigation voice guidance: front left, front right, or both front
speakers. You can also set the volume for the voice guidance audio.
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store System Q-EX and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (DVD, CD, Aux, FM, AM).
Dual Zone Capability: The
unit's dual zone control allows you to independently set the source for the
front and rear channels.
Remote Control: The DDX7017 is
equipped with the RC-DV601 full-function remote control. It has a slide panel
that covers additional buttons including a numeric keypad. A
slide switch allows you to switch between the control modes for the built-in
DVD/CD player, a TV source, and a tuner/disc changer/disc player source.
MP3/WMA Playback: This
unit can play 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, 50 folders, and 255 files per folder. A total of
up to 512 MP3/WMA files and folders can be played back by this unit. During MP3/WMA
playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag
JPEG/MPEG Playback: In addition
to MP3/WMA discs, this unit can play discs with JPEG or MPEG files. You can
display JPEG images of up to 5120 x 3840 pixels, and progressive format JPEG
images of up to 2048 x 1536 pixels. The unit can also play MPEG1 videos of 320 x
240, 352 x 240 (NTSC), and 352 x 288 (PAL), plus MPEG2 videos of 640 x 480, 704
x 480 (NTSC), and 704 x 576 (PAL).
Control Screens: During DVD
playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the
screen. You can touch the left one-third of the screen to start the current
chapter over, or the right one-third 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. Note: For VCD playback, the top center is the Zoom control area.
Direct Search: By entering its
number with the supplied remote, you can directly access the following:
- DVD: Title, chapter, time,
- with PBC on: Scene,
- with PBC off: Track,
- CD: Track number, total play
- MP3/WMA: Folder, file
- Tuner: frequency
- Sirius: channel number
Disc Name Preset (DNPS):
You may assign names to discs played in the internal CD player. Each disc name
can be up to 16 characters long, and the receiver has a memory capacity for up to
10 discs. (See below for further DNPS features with CD changers.)
Setting: If there is a problem with the CD
player reading a disc with a special format, you can switch to a second CD Read
setting which "forces" the player to read the disc. CD Read setting 1
is for normal CDs and MP3/WMA discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA
The DDX7017 uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal strength for clear
radio reception. The tuner features the Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC)
for improved rejection of distortion due to multi-path. 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.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
connect a satellite radio tuner to the DDX7017 in a number of ways. The unit is
directly compatible with the Sirius SIR-KEN1 Satellite Tuner for Kenwood (item #
607SIRKEN1). In addition, you can connect an
independently controlled "plug 'n play" unit such as the Delphi SKYFi2 or
Kenwood Here2Everywhere to the head unit through the optional Aux Input adapter
(113CAC1AX or 113KCAS210). Note: In addition to the optional satellite
tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and a subscription to Sirius or XM
HD Radio Ready: The DDX7017 is 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
TV Tuner Ready: You can tune
local TV stations with the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N TV tuner (item
#113KTCV500). The Auto Memory feature allows you to store up to 6 stations in
each of two preset memory bands. Names for up to 20 stations can be stored in
Tuner Compatible: This
unit is compatible with the Kenwood KTC-WB100 weather band tuner (sold
separately). The optional tuner box allows you to tune in weather band radio
stations. There are about 480 weather band radio stations in the United States,
and this option allows you to tap into the information needed to prepare for
outdoor activities such as sporting events, camping trips and days at the park.
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.
Station Name Preset (SNPS): This
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 30 AM and FM stations can be named. Each name can be up to
16 characters in length. The Preset Select menu will display the six presets in
each band either by name or frequency.
24-Bit D-A Converter: For
superb quality audio playback from DVDs and CDs, the DDX7017 is equipped with a
24-bit digital-to-analog converter.
System Q EX
Sound Control: Seven EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ
curve for different types of music. The preset curves are named
"Natural", "Rock", "Pops", "Easy",
"Top 40", and "Jazz". In addition, you may store your own
settings under the "User Memory" EQ curve. Each preset has its own adjustment
for 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 (500Hz, 1.0kHz, 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
Setting: This feature tailors the System Q EX
Sound Control settings 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).
Advanced Crossover System: The
System E's+ Advanced Crossover system allows you to tailor your system with
selectable crossover points for all channels. For the front and rear channels,
there is a high-pass filter with independently selectable crossover
points of 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no
filter). The non-fading preamp output, for use with subwoofer amplifiers, has a
low-pass filter with a selectable cutoff frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz,
120Hz or Thru (no filter). You can also switch the phase of the subwoofer output from
normal to reverse, and adjust the level of the output from -50 to +10 in 1dB
Management System (B.M.S.):
This unit is equipped with an interface (pink/black wire in the wiring harness)
which controls certain special features of B.M.S.-equipped Kenwood eXcelon
amplifiers. This unit, when properly connected, can remotely activate and adjust
the amount of bass boost in the amplifier. You can choose between +6dB, +12dB,
or +18dB bass boost, or flat (no boost). In addition, you can lower the bass
boost center frequency by 20%, switching between "Normal" and
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 0.
With Smooth Volume
Return: The attenuator
immediately lowers the volume by a 20dB. Smooth Volume Return gradually
increases the volume to the original level when the ATT button is pressed a
second time, eliminating a jarring change in volume.
Compatibility: The DDX7017 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. If you have a Kenwood
changer manufactured before 1998, you will need the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
Changers manufactured before 1994 require the CA-DS100 converter cord
(113CADS100) and the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
Optional Auxiliary Input: Using
an optional auxiliary input adapter, such as the CA-C1AUX, you can connect a
portable audio source to this unit instead of a CD changer. With the KCA-S210A
switch, you can connect the portable audio source in addition to 1 or 2 CD
changers. This unit is also compatible with the KCA-iP500 iPod Control Interface.
Disc Name Preset (DNPS): When
used with a compatible CD changer, this feature allows you
to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 16 characters in
length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that
is connected to the head unit. The Disc Select menu will display the names of
the discs 6 at a time.
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.
Music Keg Compatible: The
is fully compatible with the Kenwood Music Keg Digital Music System (models
KHD-C710 and KHD-CX910).
and Outputs Notes
A/V Input: The
is equipped with two built-in audio/video inputs, each with a set of stereo RCA jacks and a
composite video jack on pigtails on the back of the unit. AV-IN1 can be named
"VIDEO1", "DVD1", "VCD1", "VCR1", "GAME1", or "AUX1". AV-IN2 can be named
"VIDEO2", "DVD2", "VCD2", "VCR2", "GAME2", or "AUX2". The AV-IN2 input can be set
to only be viewed when it is switched to, or can automatically display an image
whenever a signal from that input is received.
Rear View Camera Input: The
unit has an additional video jack for connecting an optional rear view camera.
The video from this input can be set to display when switched to with the Video
Select button, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the
vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. You can also display the video of the rear
view camera in a mirror image, if desired. Note: The pink wire supplied
in the 8-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching.
A/V Output: The unit features
a set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals
to an optional monitor. You can choose DVD, AV-IN1, or AV-IN2 as the source for the A/V
Parking Brake Detection: To
prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the green wire
in the supplied 8-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection
circuit, as well as a constant power source and ground. While the vehicle is in
motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and
TV Tuner Input: The DDX7017
includes a 20-pin input for the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N TV tuner.
Navigation Input: You can
connect a Kenwood navigation system to this unit via the maroon colored 13-pin
jack on the back of the chassis.