2-DIN Chassis: The DNX7180 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.
Note: As always, please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DNX7180 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. This unit has touchscreen controls with
interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
Reverse Tilt Monitor: The unit's Reverse Tilt Monitor feature not only
allows the bottom of the monitor to be tilted upward in five different
positions, but also enables the top of the monitor to be tilted outward to
eliminate reflected glare.
Front Panel Controls: In addition
to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the
bottom edge of the screen that are touch sensitive.
Variable Illumination (256 Color Palette): You can adjust the head unit's touchscreen and button illumination
from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green,
Amber, Red, Pink, White, or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select
three custom user colors that are adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue values from
0-31 each. In addition, you can download still images for use as the unit's background
from a connected USB thumbdrive.
Flick Scrolling: You can scroll screen lists by simply flicking the
screen up/down or scroll screen pages by simply flicking the screen right/left.
Split Screen AV Control: The DNX7180's screen views can be easily
toggled from one to another simply be touching the screen or appropriate button.
The Split Screen AV Control mode divides the screen into two screens, with
navigation on the left and a control window on the right. With this
Picture-in-Picture type function the head unit can now display the navigation and
source screens simultaneously.
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes: You can choose from the
following screen modes for DVD, Video, iPod, USB, and Rear-camera playback:
- 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.
Expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally only at the edges.
- Zoom: Expands 4:3 pictures both
horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without
distorting the picture but cutting off the top and bottom
Display Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, and black level.
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, or Portuguese.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 22-pin harness
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.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to protect
the Kenwood DNX7180 against theft. Turning this function "On" allows the security
indicator light on the front-panel of the head unit to flash when your vehicle's
ignition is off.
Garmin/NAVTEQ Navigation: With built-in Garmin navigation
software and NAVTEQ map data (CN North America NT 2011.20), the Kenwood DNX7180 features on-screen maps of
the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico - which includes over 6 million Points
of Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your destination
using the head unit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the DNX7180's
navigation system guides you to your destination with audible and visual
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The Kenwood DNX7180 employs a
high-sensitivity GPS receiver that is forgiving of less than optimal antenna
placement, giving you additional placement options.
GPS Antenna: The DNX7180 comes supplied with a GPS antenna
that features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5' cable terminated by a
proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the back of the head unit.
The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive magnetic base if you are
having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount the antenna.
On-Screen Map: As you travel, the DNX7180 guides you
to your destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, directions at the top
of the map. The upper-left corner indicates the distance to your next maneuver,
If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the
route and provides new directions.
2D/3D Map: You can changes the perspective of the map from
2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D
Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of travel at the
top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your
direction of travel at the top of screen).
Color Modes: Select between Day (for a bright background),
Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the
Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: The unit's
text-to-speech voices "read and speak" the same words that are displayed on the
unit's screens. The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they pronounce the
street names as you approach turns. Voice prompts can heard from both of your
front speakers, only the left front speaker, or only the right front speaker.
You can independently adjust the volume (0-35) of the voice prompts without
affecting the main volume.
Note: The unit offers English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese
Lane Assist with Junction View: The Lane Assist function
guides you to the appropriate lane you should be in for upcoming junctions and
interchanges. Junction View displays a realistic view of upcoming road
details facilitating a safer navigation experience.
NAVTEQ Traffic: NAVTEQ
Traffic provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North
America, including Canada. If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road
closure, the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show
you how to get to your destination, quickly and easily. Alternatively, in manual
mode, the system will add delay time to your trip so you can decide to avoid or
continue on your current route. NAVTEQ Traffic's highly-accurate data
is a result of combining the right sources with the right processing:
- Proprietary Sensors: NAVTEQ operates the world's
largest proprietary sensor network, and their highly accurate sensor network
covers 35% more roadway than the nearest competitor.
- Probe: Robust commercial and consumer GPS and cellular
probes improve coverage and accuracy.
- Data Validation: Proprietary data corroboration and
verification methods check and recheck data accuracy.
- Data Processing: NAVTEQ's Smart Traffic Processor
blends and optimizes the widest array of traffic information to provide
comprehensive and reliable real-time traffic information. Unique processing
capabilities combine and prioritize multiple data sources to provide the
most accurate speed values possible.
Note: NAVTEQ includes a lifetime service subscription. Because NAVTEQ
traffic is subsidized by unobtrusive pop-up advertising there is no
Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant
access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where
Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your
current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also
menus to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations,
and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.
Search Modes: The navigation system automatically searches
for places near your current location. You can also choose to have the
DNX7180 search for places in a different city, a recent destination, a favorite
destination, projected destination, or along your current route.
Destination Search: The unit's "Where To?" menu
screen offers the following search features to help you find your destination.
|Destination Search ||Description |
|Browse Map ||Allows you to search for a destination by
touching and dragging the map.
|Go Home ||Store one home location to allow you to
calculate a route home from any current location. |
|Address ||Input your destination address by house
number, street, and city.
|Cities ||Allows you to search by city's name.
|Intersection ||Allows you to search where to streets
|Points-of-Interest ||Allows you to search for over
6-million points of interest in the following categories: Food and Drink,
Lodging, Fuel, Transit, Shopping, Bank or ATM, Parking, Entertainment,
Recreation, Attractions, Hospitals, Community, or Auto Services. The "Spell
Name" feature allows you to enter a point of interest by name.
|Favorites ||You can save all of your favorite places in
the navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later.
|Routes ||Allows you to select from previously created (custom)
|Recently Found ||Choose from one of your 50 most recent
destinations or waypoints.
|Phone # ||Allows you to search your destination by
enter the place's phone number.
|Coordinates ||Allows you to search your destination by
longitude and latitude values.
|Extras ||You can manually load custom points of interest
(POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet. Some
custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as safety
cameras and school zones. The navigation system can notify you when you
approach one of these points (Proximity Alert). You can download the custom
POIs onto a CD-R or DVD-/+R, which can then be loaded into the unit's
Multiple Destination Routing (Via Points): You can add
intermediate destination points (via points) to your routes as you create it.
You can also add points to your route after its been created when you go to edit
the route. You can program up to 500 via points for long trips.
Route Preference: Selects the preference for your
calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance, Less Fuel, or Off Road.
Avoidance Setup: This feature allows you to enter specific
areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can choose to avoid U-Turns,
Highways, Toll Roads, Traffic, Ferries, Carpool Lanes, or Unpaved Roads.
Turn Pages: The following pages help guide you along the
turns of your calculated route.
- Turn-List: When you are navigating a route, the Turn
List page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the
distance between turns.
- Next Turn: When you are navigating a route, the Next
Turn page shows the turn on the map and the distance and time left before
you reach the turn.
Auto Reroute: If you happen to depart from your original
route, the internal navigation system recalculates the route and provides new
Detour: The navigation system attempts to get you back on
your original route as quickly as possible, after calculating a detour. If the
route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the DNX7180 might
not calculate a detour.
Trip Log: The Trip Log creates a bread crumb trail (trip
log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log can be displayed on the
map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.
Trip Computer: The trip computer shows current speed,
current direction, distance to destination, total distance traveled, average
speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving, maximum speed, total
trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can reset just the maximum
speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's
fuel economy, carbon footprint, the fuel price of navigating to your
destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. The first time you
access the ecoRoute features, you will be asked to enter fuel and mileage
information (Fuel Type, City Fuel MPG, HWY Fuel MPG) about your vehicle.
- Fuel Report: If you have entered your vehicle profiles
and the current fuel price, the DNX7180 calculates the average fuel economy
for your vehicle, your carbon footprint, and the cost of the fuel consumed.
- ecoChallenge Tool: The ecoChallenge tool helps you
maximize your fuel economy by scoring your driving habits. The higher your
overall score for a driving challenge, the more fuel you could save. You
overall score is the average of these 3 scores:
- Speed: gain points for driving at the best speed
for conserving fuel, which is 45-60mph for most vehicles.
- Acceleration: gain points for gradual
acceleration; lose points for rapid acceleration
gain points for gradual braking; lose points for hard braking
- Mileage Report: Mileage reports provide the distance,
the time, the average fuel economy, and the fuel cost of navigation to a
destination. A mileage report is created for every route that you drive. If
you stop a route on your navigation system, a mileage report is crated for
the distance you traveled.
- Less Fuel Routes: The Less Fuel route is calculated
based on speed limit and acceleration data.
Note: The data provide by the ecoRoute feature is only
an estimate. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.
Tools: The DNX7180 offers tools you can use as you travel:
- World Clock: The world clock allows you to display the
current time for four locations throughout the world. You can also display a
map of the world showing which portions are in daylight and which are in
- Calculator: The calculator allows you to perform simple
Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all navigation system
functions when the vehicle's parking break is disengaged, that require
significant operator attention and could become a distraction while driving. You
will need to engage the parking brake to enter addresses or other advance
navigation functions when you have the unit set to Safe Mode.
Software/Map Data Updates: When the preloaded maps are
considered out of date, the DNX7180 will provide periodic notification at
startup. Garmin software and map updates can be downloaded as required, via SD
To find a software or map update, please go to
Note: The unit's SD-card slot is located behind the slide-down
touchscreen monitor. The SD-card slot is only used for software and map
updates. It cannot be used for playback of media files from an SD memory
24-Bit D-A Converter: For superb quality audio
playback from DVDs, CDs, and USB media, the DNX7180 is equipped with a
24-bit digital-to-analog converter.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DNX7180 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
DNX7180 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
3 Sets of Preamp Outputs: The DNX7180 features front, rear,
and subwoofer 4-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear preamp outputs feature
fade control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
DSP (Digital Signal Processing): In order to optimize the
sound quality, you can use the unit's Digital Signal Processing to set the type
of vehicle, speaker sizes, distances and x-over points. The DSP settings include
- Car Type: Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon,
Mini Van , Mini Van Long, SUV, or Off
- Speaker Location: You can set the location of your
vehicle's Front and Rear speakers.
- Front: Choose from Door, On Dash, or Under Dash
- Rear: Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd
- Speaker Size: You can select the speaker size for your
Front and Rear speakers, as well as your subwoofer.
- Front: Choose from 6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6",
5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4", or 5"
- Tweeter: Select either On or Off
- Rear: Choose from 6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4"x6", 5"x7",
6"x8", 6"x9", 7"x10", OEM, 4", 5", or None
- Subwoofer: Select from 10", 12", 15", None, 6-1/2"
- Position Control: For a better sound-stage you can
select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left,
Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound
stage by selecting the distance for each individual speaker in the vehicle
compared to your listening position.
- Digital Time Alignment (DTA): Choose from 0.00 to 14.4
feet (0.07ft steps) for the Front pair of speakers, Rear pair of speakers
and Subwoofer distances in reference to the distance between your listening
positioning and the locations of the particular speakers.
- X'Over: The head unit features independent Front and
Rear high-pass crossovers as well as a subwoofer low-pass crossover.
- Front High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80 ,90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -6,
-12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
- Rear High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -6,
-12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
- Subwoofer Low Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40,
50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -6,
-12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range
- Subwoofer Phase: Choose either Normal or Reverse
- Subwoofer Level: You can adjust the level of the unit's
subwoofer preamp output from -50to +10dB.
Note: You can choose to bypass the head unit's DSP
Equalizer Control: Equalizer Control allows you to use one
of the System Q presets, or set your own custom settings for the front and back
speakers using the 5-band Equalizer. The EQ adjustments are as follows:
- System Q Presets: You can select from Natural, Rock,
Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Game, iPod (you can select from 22 EQ curve
types), or User.
- 5-Band EQ: 5-Band frequency adjustment (-9 to +9 dB)
for Front and Rear speakers using the following center frequencies - 62.5Hz,
250Hz, 1kHz, 4khz, and 16kHz.
Bass Boost: The DNX7180 features a three-step Bass Boost
(Off, 1, 2) to enhance your music's lower frequencies.
Bass DC Extension: When turned on, frequencies lower than
6.25 Hz are set the same gain level as the unit's 5-Band EQ 62.5 Hz gain
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 0.
Dynamic Range Control: 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.
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q, and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, USB,
Key Beep: The in-dash navigation-multimedia head unit
provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be
turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DNX7180 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 when traveling.
Mono Mode: This feature reduces the noise (static) when a
stereo broadcast is received as monaural (for FM band only).
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting
an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner to this receiver:
- Sirius: To receive SIRIUS Satellite
Radio, you can connect the optional SIRIUS Universal Vehicle
Tuner (607SCC1) and the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite
Radio Interface (113CASR20V); package item number
or you can connect the optional CA-SR20V Kenwood Sirius
Satellite Radio Interface and the SiriusConnect vehicle
docking kit (607SCVDOC1); package item number
along with your compatible SIRIUS Dock & Play receiver (all sold
SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 streams of
original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65
streams of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and
news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's
- XM: A portable XM Satellite Radio receiver can be connected to the head unit via its
rear-panel AV input.
Note: A subscription is also required
to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: The DNX7180 is HD Radio ready. With an
optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (113HR300,
sold separately), 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 receiver's display. The Kenwood
KTC-HR300 is also capable of iTunes tagging. iTunes tagging gives the ability to
tag a song (up to 50) and stores it to a connected iPod. The next time the iPod
is connected to iTunes the tagged songs are displayed with the option to
purchase them from the iTunes Store. Right now there are about 2,000 radio
stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD
Radio stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Note: Adding an HD tuner to this unit will require an
antenna extension (12044EC36,
sold separately) and Y-adapter (12040UV44,
External Tuner Note: You cannot connect both a Satellite
Radio Interface and HD Radio tuner to the head unit's KAB port.
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood DNX7180 supports playback of DVD-Video,
DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, and VCD
Note: The monitor electronically slides down for loading
or ejecting a disc.
Dolby Digital/DTS: The DNX7180 supports playback of Dolby
Digital and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital
sources to 2-channel.
Playable Audio/Video Files: The following compressed audio and video formats are
supported when recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs.
|Audio File ||
Audio Bit Rate ||Tag Information ||Disc Type ||File System ||Structure Limitation |
|MP3 ||8-320 kbps ||ID3 Tag
DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW ||ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, and Long File ||8 directory
255 files per folder
64,770 per disc
|WMA ||48-192 kbps ||WMA Tag (Title/Artist) |
|AAC ||16-320 kbps ||iTunes m4a Meta-data
| Video File || Video Bit Rate || Resolution |
|MPEG-1 ||Max. 1.5 Mbps ||352 x 240, 352 x 288 |
|MPEG-2 ||Max. 10 Mbps ||720 x 480, 720 x 576 |
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.
List Select: The List Select function allows you to search
audio/video/picture files and folders 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.
Direct Search: By entering its number with the included
remote control, you can directly access title, chapter,
time, track, channel, or frequency.
Zoom: The DNX7180 features a 4 level zoom (1, 2, 3, or 4x) 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.
USB Port: The Kenwood DNX7180 features a rear-panel
USB (type-A) port, attached via 39" pigtail. The USB port enables playback of
audio, video, and still image files stored on a connected USB mass storage class
device (formatted in FAT16/32). The DNX7180 will display song/artist information
and allow you to control your USB device's stored music via the head unit's
touchscreen controls. Your USB device's rechargeable battery will be recharged while it is connected
to the USB port of the DNX7180 and the unit is turned on. The following audio,
video, photo formats are supported.
|Audio File ||
Audio Bit Rate || Tag Information ||USB
Class ||File System ||
Current Supply ||Structure Limitation |
|MP3 ||8-320 kbps ||ID3 Tag
(Title/Artist/Album) ||USB 1.1/USB
2.0 ||MSC device
(Mass Storage Class) ||FAT16 or
FAT32 ||Max. 1A ||8 directory
255 files per folder
65,025 per USB device
|WMA ||48-192 kbps ||WMA Tag (Title/Artist) |
|AAC ||16-320 kbps ||iTunes m4a Meta-data
|WAV ||8-/16-bit ||N/A |
| Video File || Video Bit Rate || Resolution |
|MPEG-1 ||Max. 1.5 Mbps ||352 x 240,
352 x 288 |
|MPEG-2 ||Max. 10 Mbps ||720 x 480,
720 x 576 |
|MPEG-4/H.264 ||Max. 8.0 Mbps ||352 x 240,
352 x 288, 720 x 480, 720 x 576 |
|WMV ||Max 2.0 Mbps ||640 x 480 |
Picture Files ||
File Size ||
Baseline Resolution ||
Progressive Resolution |
|JPEG ||Max. 512 K bytes ||8,192 x 7,680 ||1,600 x 1,000 |
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood DNX7180's
USB (type-A) port and rear-panel 3.5mm AV-2 input allow you to connect
your Apple iPod/iPhone using the Kenwood 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
DNX7180. By using the AV 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 AV-2 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.
Note: The DNX7180 does not support the standard iPod/USB dock
cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone.
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 DNX7180 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 (A-Z).
- Music Browsing: You can
search your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album,
Songs, Podcasts, Genres, Composer, Audiobooks or Album Artwork.
- Video Browsing: You can search your iPod/iPhone's
video library by Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video
Podcasts, or Rented Movies.
- Favorite List: You can create an original playlist of
your favorite 10 albums by selecting from Album Artwork.
- Link Search: You can browse for music of the same artist or genre
as the one being currently played. You can select between the following Link
- Search Artist: displays albums of the same artist
- Search Album: display music in the album in which
the one being played is included
- Search Genre: displays artists of the same genre
- Search Composter: displays albums including music
created by the same composer
- Repeat & Random: The multimedia head unit supports
Repeat (file) & Random (folder) playback functions of your connected
iPod/iPhone Display: The Kenwood DNX7180 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 DNX7180 will not display your
iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display "iPod Control
App Mode: When using an iPhone 4/4S with the Kenwood DNX series
in-dash navigation 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 4/4S (iOS4 or later) with an active Data Plan account and
connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Kenwood DNX7180 using your connected Apple
iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP202 USB/iPod connector cable (sold separately), or
the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. The Kenwood DNX7180 provides
control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song
information. You can select Pandora stations
from your station list (alphabetically or by date), and skip song tracks within a station
(your iPhone's touchscreen will be locked). You can also give
songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists. To access Pandora you must
have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 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.
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 and
only available in the United States.
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 DNX7180 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features when used with the required Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod cable (as of
| iPod/iPhone Model || Gen. || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Pandora App || 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 || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || 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
Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The Kenwood DNX7180
features built-in 2.4GHz Bluetooth technology (version 2.1+EDR) powered by
Parrot. The Kenwood DNX7180's built-in Bluetooth technology promotes safe
driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation while driving,
without the need to hold a phone to your ear. Your Bluetooth enabled phone can
be kept in your purse, pocket, or glovebox - while you communicate through the
Kenwood navigation-multimedia receiver.
Bluetooth Profiles: The Kenwood DNX7180 supports the
following Bluetooth communication profiles:
- HFP (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with
your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing
- HSP (Headset Profile): Provides support for Bluetooth
headsets to be used with mobile phones.
- 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.
- SYNC (Synchronization Profile): The SYNC profile
enables synchronization of data information between
Bluetooth enabled devices.
- 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 must be paired
with the DNX7180 before hands-free operation. You can register up to five
Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the Kenwood navigation-multimedia 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 Kenwood DNX7180
supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The touchscreen controls of the DNX7180 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
External Microphone: The Kenwood DNX7180 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. 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 DNX7180's touchscreen or setup the head unit to automatically answer the
Dialing a Number: Using the DNX7180, 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 25 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 3
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 DNX7180.
Up to 1000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number
can be up to 25 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long.
Stored phone numbers can be categorized by General, Home, Office, Mobile, or
Other. You can search each category of the phone book in alphabetical order.
- 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.
- Redial: You can easily redial the previously called number using
the DNX7180's touchscreen controls.
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the
included microphone. You can register up to 35 voice tags.
Call Waiting: The DNX7180 supports the Call Waiting
function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current
call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
SMS: You can wirelessly download the short message (SMS)
arrived at your cell-phone so that is can be read on the DNX7180's touchscreen
monitor. You can also create and send new SMS messages, using the DNX7180's
virtual touchscreen keyboard. The unit even offers preset SMS messages which you
can easily send without typing - "I'm driving right now", "Please call me", "I
will call you later", "I'll be there in 15 minute", "Thank you", "Yes", or "No".
Note: Your cell-phone must support SMS for this feature to
function. The SMS downloaded to this unit is cleared when this unit is
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 DNX7180 also supports audio
streaming and playback of a Bluetooth enabled audio player. The DNX7180 will be
able to control basic playback features such as Play/Pause, Track/Folder Select,
Fast Forward/Reverse, and Skip Next/Previous.
Bluetooth Detailed Settings: The DNX7180 offers the
following Bluetooth Detailed Settings, so you can configure the unit to suit
- Call Beep: You can choose to output a beep from your
vehicle's speaker's when a call comes in, or you can turn this function off.
- Speaker Output: You can select whether the call beep
and caller's voice is heard through only the front speakers or all speakers.
- Mic Level: Adjusts the volume of the external
- NR Level: Reduces the noises generated by the
surrounding environment without changing the mic volume.
- EC Level: Adjusts the level of echo cancellation.
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.
- AV 1 Input Label: Video, DVD, VCD, VCR, Game, Aux, TV, or Navigation
- AV 2 Input Label: iPod, Video 2, DVD, VCD, VCR, Game, Aux, TV, or
A/V Output (with Dual Zone): The unit features a set of
stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals to an optional
monitor and headphone system. The unit's Dual Zone control allows you to
independently set the source for the DNX7180 and the unit's A/V output. The
unit's A/V output can be set to Disc, Video, iPod, or Off. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0 to 35.
Note: You cannot select iPod as the A/V Output source when you
select Pandora as a main source in dual zone function.
Camera Input: The DNX7180 is equipped with a
rear-panel composite video camera input. The camera input lets you connect 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
the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching.
Rear View Camera Touch Control: By connecting the Kenwood CMOS-300
Universal Multi-View Camera (113CMOS300,
sold separately) to the DNX7180, you gain the capability of turning parking
guidelines on/off, as well as cycle through five different multi-views right
from the touchscreen. You can also toggle between front and rear cameras when
using two CMOS-300 simultaneously.
Wireless Remote Control: The included IR wireless remote
control (KNA-RCDV331) is designed to operate most functions of this Kenwood
navigation head unit. The KNA-RCDV331 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 the Kenwood navigation
head unit within direct line of sight.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The navigation-multimedia
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.