Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX719 features a
motorized 6.95" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system
and LED backlighting. 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. The monitor electronically slides
down for loading or ejecting a disc.
Angle Adjustment: The bottom of the touchscreeen monitor can
be tilted upward at six different positions to provide the best visibility in
Customized Top Menu: You can register up to 3 of your
favorite sources (Disc, Tuner, USB, iPod, Pandora, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or
Standby) as the unit's Top Menu screen for easier, quicker access.
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.
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.
Front Panel Controls with Variable Color Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the bottom 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).
Note: The Kenwood logo remains red, regardless of
variable color illumination setting.
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 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 DDX719 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 DDX719 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 Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
USB Bluetooth Adapter: The Kenwood DDX719 comes supplied with
a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's
hidden front-panel USB input, making the DDX719 Bluetooth 2.0 certified. The
unit's hidden front-panel USB port is located behind the detachable touchscreen
monitor. The DDX719 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless
Note: The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain
plugged into the front-panel USB port. The front-panel USB port cannot be
used for playback of USB memory devices.
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: 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 (Hands Free Profile), OPP
(Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital
audio player must be paired with DDX719 before hands-free & wireless
operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the Kenwood
head unit. You can keep two phones connected at all times (only one can be used
during a call).
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 DDX719. See
Bluetooth Compatibility List for the latest mobile device compatibility.
External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX719 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 12' 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 1.485" (depth).
Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
touchscreen controls of the DDX719 can be used to dial a number, answer an
in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features 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 (front or all).
During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly
on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
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.
Note: You cannot read, edit, or send a message
through this unit.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood DDX719 also supports
wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio
player or smartphone. The DDX719 will be able to control basic playback
functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip
Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display your
stored music's song information; such as Song and Album title. The DDX719
also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as
Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use
your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.
Note: 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.
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood DDX719 supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, and VCD
Note: The touchscreen monitor electronically slides down
for loading and ejecting discs.
Dolby Digital/DTS: The DDX719 supports playback of Dolby Digital
and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to
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 2.4.
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 activates the source control screen.
Zoom: The DDX719 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.
Rear-Panel USB Port: The Kenwood DDX719 features a
rear-panel Full-Speed 2.0 USB (type-A) port attached to the unit's rear chassis
by a 39" cable. The rear-panel USB port enabled 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 DDX719 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 (max. 1A) of the DDX719 and the unit is turned on.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or
Multi-Card Reader to the head unit's rear-panel USB port. There is also a
front-panel USB port hidden behind the unit's detachable touchscreen
monitor. This USB port is used only for the pre-installed USB Bluetooth
adapter. It cannot be used to connect a USB memory device.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood DDX719 supports
audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and iPhones.
- Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX719's rear-panel
USB (type-A) port and rear-panel 3.5mm A/V AUX input allow you to connect
your Apple iPod/iPhone using the KCA-iP202 iPod cable (113KCIP202,
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
DDX719. 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 DDX719'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; 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. The head unit also supports
Repeat (track) & Random (album) playback functions of your connected
- 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 DDX719 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 DDX719 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.
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 DDX719 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP202
iPod cable (sold separately), or the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone.
To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 3.0 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
DDX719 will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist,
Album, & Song information (including Album Art).
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
- 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.
Garmin App: In addition, with the Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod
cable (sold separately) you can view navigation maps and get audible/visual
directions on the Kenwood DVD receiver's touchscreen, from the
Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app ($49.99), when downloaded onto your
connected iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). 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. And 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 DDX719'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 DDX719 will not be identical.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX719 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/26/2012):
| iPod/iPhone || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Pandora App || Garmin App || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || App Mode || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio only || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio only || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio only || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio/Video || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio/Video || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Audio only || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio/Video || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio/Video || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Audio/Video || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
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 wait until a newer software update is
Music Control for Android Smartphone: The Kenwood Music
Control app for Android organizes your Android smartphone's music, while
providing quick and easy search capability from the Kenwood DVD receiver. The
Kenwood Music Control App for Android can be downloaded onto your Android
smartphone from the Android Market place. Your Android smartphone must be
running Android OS 2.2 or later. Once the app is downloaded and has a chance to
organize all the stored music on your Android smartphone, you can connect your
Android smartphone to the Kenwood DVD receiver via USB (your compatible Android
smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not
compatible with MTP protocol). The Kenwood Music Control app offers the
following Android supported functions.
- Song Management: Music stored in your Android
smartphone can be navigated from the Kenwood DVD receiver. Songs can be
easily selected by searching for a Song title, Artist name, Album label, or
- Song Information Display: Song information such as
Artist name, Song title, and Album label are displayed on the connected
Kenwood DVD receiver.
- Mood Playlist: Playlists can be created by classifying
songs into categories by type of mood. Songs are analyzed and classified
into the following categories of moods - High Energy (Active/Powerful/Core),
Acoustic (Detailed/Simple/Smooth/Easy), Standard (Dynamic/Rockin/Vivid),
- Intro Skip: This function allows you to choose and
listen to only the hook-lines of songs stored in your Android smartphone.
Note: When the Kenwood Music Control app is first
downloaded it will require some time to populate all the music, so we
suggest doing this overnight.
Music Files Format Supported by Music Control app for Android:
|Codec ||Extension ||Bit Rate ||Sampling Frequency |
|AAC ||.aac, m4a ||up to 160 kbps ||8-48 kHz |
|MP3 ||.mp3 ||8-320 kbps ||n/a |
|PCM/WAV ||.wav ||n/a ||n/a |
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. Latest firmware updates are available at
Kenwood's 2012 Multimedia Receiver Firmware Updater.
Note: The tested head unit contained firmware/software version
AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DDX719 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 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
Mono Mode: This feature reduces the noise (static) when a
stereo broadcast is received as monaural (for FM band only).
SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DDX719 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 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). If you already have a Sirius
Satellite Radio subscription, this radio cannot be added as a discounted
second unit. If you have an existing XM Satellite Radio subscription, you
can add this unit as a discounted second unit.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DDX719 utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX719 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
DDX719 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 DDX719 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 DDX719 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 DDX719 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 DDX719
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 DDX719 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 |
Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to
make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels (LV1, LV2, or Off).
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, AM/FM, AV-IN1/2, USB,
iPod, Bluetooth Audio, and Pandora).
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
Tel Mute: The DDX719 features a cell-phone mute wire (tan)
in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will
automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.
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 AV Inputs: The unit features two rear-panel AV inputs
for connecting external A/V sources. The unit is equipped with a 3.5mm AV input
and a composite/stereo RCA AV input. You can label each AV Input.
- AV1 Input Label: Video1, DVD, VCD, VCR, Game, Aux, TV,
- AV2 Input Label: iPod, Video2, DVD, VCD, VCR, Game,
Aux, TV, or Navigation.
A/V Output: The unit features a rear-panel
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.
Receiver Source ||A/V Output Source |
|DVD ||DVD, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off |
Tuner/SiriusXM (optional 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 |
Audio ||DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, 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 entertainment system.
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 (in 22-pin
harness) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic
video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. You
can manually set the touchscreen to display both the navigation map and back-up
camera at the same time, when backing up. Audio from your music source will
continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
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.
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.