"Color Shock" Display:
The Kenwood DPX-MP4070 features the "Color Shock" variable color display which
lets you create up to 67 background colors. You can
select one of the following display colors: Blue, Mars Red, White, Lavender,
Muscat, Pink, Sky Blue, Lime, Violet, Aqua, Orange, or Mint. In
addition to the preset colors, you can select Scan or User Color. When the
display is in Scan Mode, the unit will continually cycle through all background
colors. In User
Color mode, you can adjust the red, green, and blue levels to create a custom
color for the display.
unit is equipped with a wire that Kenwood calls an illumination lead, however,
it acts as a dimmer lead. 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 to a preset level. The display
brightness is not affected by the vehicle's dimmer control.
display contrast may be adjusted from "1" up to "11" for
Movie Display: The upper
half of the display consists of a grid of rectangular "pixels" (32 horizontal x
7 vertical) with 8 available light patterns called "movies." You can select any
of the 8 "movies", continually scan the "movies," or turn off the display
The DPX-MP4070 is equipped with SRS
WOW, a technology developed by SRS (Sound Retrieval Systems) Labs, which
restores the loss that occurs to compressed audio delivered over the Internet
and broadcast media, and reduces the hollow-sounding effects caused by smaller
speakers. SRS WOW incorporates other SRS technologies such as Focus, TruBass,
and SRS 3D for improving the sound:
adjusts the sound image
by changing the vertical position of the speakers virtually (settings:
uses harmonics to enhance the bass frequencies
- SRS 3D:
creates a natural
3-dimensional sound field--cannot be set in tuner source (settings: on/off)
There are four settings for SRS
WOW: Low, High, User, and Off. The values of TruBass, Focus and SRS 3D can be
independently set in the User mode, or are set to the following values:
Equalizer: There are two
equalizer modes, Easy and Pro. When the Easy mode is selected, you may select
"Rock", "Dance", "Jazz", "Pops", "Heavy", "Soft", "Sharp",
"Light", or "Natural" equalization to match the music or vehicle characteristics. You
can adjust the level of the equalizer effect for each preset, allowing you to
choose "Low", "Mid", or "High". If the Pro mode is
selected, you can adjust the following individual settings for each equalization
- Bass Center Frequency:
select a bass center frequency of 60, 70, 80, 100, or 150Hz
adjust the bass level from -12dB to +12dB in 1dB increments
- Bass Quality Factor: set the bass quality factor to 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, or 2.0
- Bass Extend:
select On or Off. When the Bass Extend mode is turned on, low frequency
response is extended by 20%.
- Middle Center Frequency:
select a middle center frequency of 500Hz, 1kHz, 1.5kHz, or
- Middle Level:
adjust the middle level from -12dB to +12dB in 1dB increments
Middle Quality Factor:
set the middle quality factor to 1.0 or 2.0
Treble Center Frequency: select a treble center frequency of 10, 12.5, 15, or 17.5kHz
adjust the treble level from -12dB to +12dB in 1dB increments
The DNPS (Disc Name Preset) feature can be used to enter
names, up to 8 characters long, into memory for up to 10 discs. When a CD
changer with disc naming memory is connected, names may be entered for CDs in
the changer. The number of names that may be entered for discs in a changer
depends on the changer model.
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. Acceptable bit rates range from
8-320 kbps for MP3 and 48-192 kbps for WMA. Each disc should have a maximum of 8
directory levels, 50 folders, 255 files per folder and 512 total files and
folders. During MP3/WMA playback, the
following functions are available:
- Folder up/down
- Folder Select:
scrolling through the names of folders, you can directly access the folder
- Direct File
the supplied remote control, you can directly access files
Play: all files in
a folder are played in random order
- File Repeat Play:
repeats the current file
- Folder Repeat Play:
repeats the current folder
- File Scan Play:
plays the first 10 seconds of each file in a folder
- Resume Play:
if the unit is shut off or switched to another source
while an MP3/WMA CD is playing, the next time CD is selected as the source,
playback will resume from the point where it left off
ID3 Tag Display:
displays ID3 Tag information for files that have been recorded with ID3 tag
Dolby B reduces tape hiss for improved signal-to-noise
ratio and better sound quality.
Selector: The Metal Tape Selector provides
smoother sound by allowing you to select the proper equalization for playing
back metal tapes. When playing Type II (CrO2), Type III (FeCr), or Type IV
(Metal) tapes, you should select the "Metal On" mode.
Program Search System (DPSS):
This Direct Program Search System rewinds
the tape to the beginning of the current track or fast forwards the tape to the
beginning of the next track. It does this by detecting the blank spaces between
the songs. This
feature allows you to skip up to 9 tracks at one time.
This feature automatically skips blank tape sections
longer than 10 seconds, stopping and playing at the next recorded section.
When playing a cassette, this feature allows you to repeat
the current track.
This feature plays the first few seconds of each track on the tape.
CR-2 Tuner: This
unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal strength for clear radio
reception. The tuner incorporates an Automatic Noise Reduction Circuit (ANRC),
along with 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.
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 30 AM/FM stations
can be named. Each name can be up to 8 characters in length.
The rear preamp outputs can be switched to a non-fading subwoofer output with a
low-pass filter. As a subwoofer output, the level can be adjusted from -15 to
+15, the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter can be set to Through, 120, 80,
or 50Hz. You can also turn the subwoofer output on and off.
Amplifier Management System (A.M.S.):
This unit is equipped with an interface (pink/black wire in the wiring harness)
which controls certain special features of A.M.S.-equipped Kenwood 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 "Low".
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.
CD Read 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 discs, while CD Read setting 2
cannot read MP3 discs.
Built-in Amplifier Mute:
If this unit's
internal amplifier is not being used, it can be switched off to enhance the
quality of the preamp output signal quality.
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 -8 to 0.
The audio can be automatically muted when a phone call comes in or during a
Voice Guidance announcement from a compatible Kenwood navigation system. The
Telephone Mute and Navigation Mute features can be turned on/off in the Function
menu. In order for either feature to work, the receiver must be properly
connected to the mobile phone or navigation system via the brown "mute" wire in
the supplied wiring harness.
Input: The DPX-MP4070 features a rear Auxiliary Input, a pair on female
RCA jacks on a 6" pigtail. You can use this input to connect an external audio
source, such as a VCR, DVD player, or portable audio device. You can select one
of the following names for the source to be displayed when you switch to the
Auxiliary Input: Aux, TV, Video, Game, Portable, or DVD. The Auxiliary Input
source can be activated or deactivated in the menu. When deactivated, the
Auxiliary Input does not appear as a source. With an optional adapter (item
113CAC1AX or 113KCAS220), you can also turn the unit's CD changer input into a
second auxiliary input.
unit 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"
Changer Controls: In
addition to basic disc navigation features, this unit has the following changer
controls: direct disc access (using the remote), direct track access (using the
remote), track intro scan, track repeat, disc repeat, disc random, and all disc
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 8 characters in
length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that
is connected to the head unit.
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.
Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit
is in Standby mode, the face/button illumination is "keyed". In
addition, while the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display can be turned on
or off using the DISP button. When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit
is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed". Pressing
and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.