External Device Connection
Motorized Touchscreen Display:
The Kenwood KVT-514 features a motorized-retractable 6.96" 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). This unit has touch screen controls with interactive
video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and
smudge-resistant. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your
Z-Action Mechanism: This exclusive mechanism allows the display to automatically slide out, rise to
your ideal viewing angle (8 presets) and then retract horizontally to your
chosen viewing distance (4 presets) - all in a distinctive Z-shaped motion. The
unique Z-Action mechanism allows installation in a wider range of vehicles and
as it uses a belt-drive system it increases reliability substantially from
similar products using gear driven monitor designs.
Display Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast,
color, tint, and black level to
suit your viewing needs.
Switchable Panel Displays: You can adjust the headunit's
panel color 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.
Auto Open/Close: When this feature is active, the display
automatically opens when the unit is turned on and closes when the unit is
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes: You can choose from the following screen modes for DVD, Video, iPod, USB and
- 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
- Justify: 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 edges
Front Panel Controls With Dual Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the front lower panel of the unit. You can change the button illumination
to Green or Red.
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.
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
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.
24-Bit D-A Converter: For
superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and USB media, the KVT-514 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),
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
Speaker Type 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
(using either speaker level or preamp output),
there is a high-pass filter with independently selectable crossover
points of 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Through (no
filter). If you select the non-fading preamp output setting for the rear channel
to use with subwoofer amplifiers, the unit features a low-pass filter with
adjustable subwoofer output level control.
Dolby Digital: The KVT-514 supports playback of Dolby Digital
and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to
Note: There is a female Toslink digital output terminal
located on the rear panel that is non-operational and listed in the manual as
"Do not connect".
Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by selecting either
Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume become larger as
compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the movie's dialogue
more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for low and high
tones during low volume. You can turn this feature either on or off. Only the
low tone is compensated for when the tuner is selected as a source.
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.
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store System Q-EX and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (DVD, CD, USB, Aux, FM, AM).
Setup Memory: Audio Setup and
AV Interface settings can be memorized and recalled at any time. When the
settings are cleared when the unit is disconnected from the battery, they can be
Preamp Outputs: The harness features two sets of 2-volt preamp
outputs (Front and Rear/Subwoofer). The rear/subwoofer preamp output allows
you to adjust from a full-range rear speaker preamp output to a low-pass,
non-fading subwoofer preamp output.
Dual Zone Capability: The unit's dual zone control allows
you to independently set the source for the front and rear channels. You can set
the front channels to Tuner, Sirius, XM, DVD, Video, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, ,
Navigation or Standby. You can use the rear channels to DVD, Video, iPod, USB, or
Off. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0 to 35.
CR-2 Tuner: The KVT-514 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.
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.
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood KVT-514 supports playback of DVD-Video,
DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, CD-ROM, DTS-CD, and VCD
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play AAC (16-320
kbps), MP3 (16-320 kbps) and WMA (48-192 kbps)
files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD+/-R/W discs in ISO9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo and Long file name formats. Each disc should have a
maximum of 8 directory levels, 254 folders per disc, and 255 files per folder
(512 maximum number of files and folders).
During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag information.
JPEG/MPEG Playback: In addition to MP3/WMA/AAC discs, this
unit can play discs with JPEG (8192 x 7680) still image files or MPEG video files. The unit
supports MPEG1 (352 x 240, 362 x 288) and MPEG2 (720 x 480, 720 x 576) NTSC video formats.
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/WMA discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA/AAC
discs or VCD.
DVD Display Setup: You can setup the monitor to display a 16:9, 4:3
Letter-Box, or 4:3 Pan&Scan aspect ratio when viewing a DVD disc.
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. For VCD playback, the top center is the Zoom control area.
Direct Search: By entering its
number with the optional remote (KNA-RCDV330, sold separately) you can directly access title, chapter, time,
track, channel, or frequency.
Video Display Adjustments: During playback of a video or still image
you can reverse the picture horizontally and rotate the picture clockwise or
Zoom: The KVT-514 features a 2 level zoom (2x or off) 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
External Device Connection
Video/Camera Input: The harness is equipped with a
audio/video/camera input with a composite video jack and a pair of RCA
stereo jacks. This audio/video terminal can be used to connect an external
video source with audio. This input can also be used as a rear
camera input for connecting an optional rear view camera,
such as the Kenwood CCD-2000 (113CCD2000,
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. You can also display the video of the rear
view camera in a mirror image, if desired. The purple/white wire
in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching.
A/V Output: The harness also 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, iPod, USB or AV-IN as the source for the A/V
USB Port: The Kenwood KVT-514 features a rear panel 2.0 USB type-A port
that is attached to the chassis with a 36" cord to allow for various placement
options during installation. The USB port enables playback of MP3 (16-230 kbps), WMA
(48-192 kbps), and AAC (16-320 kbps)
files as well as JPEG (8192 x 7680 pixels) files from connected portable USB
mass-storage players, USB thumb drives and portable digital audio players. The USB
port is compatible with all USB mass storage class devices that support the
FAT16 or FAT32 file system. The headunit can recognize up to 126 folders (255
files per folders) and 15,000 total files. The unit will display any recorded
ID3 Tag information stored on your connected USB device. You USB device's rechargeable battery will
be recharged while it is connected to the USB port of the KVT-514 and the unit is turned on.
iPod High Speed Connection: The USB port and the rear panel
3.5mm A/V AUX inputs are compatible with select iPod devices when used with the
optional KCA-iP301V adapter (113IP301V,
sold separately). The USB
Direct Connection enables high-speed iPod data communications of 12MB/bps via
the optional KCA-iP301V (3-Wire) interface. One end of the cable plugs directly
into your iPod's dock connector while the other end of the cable uses three
connectors that plug into the back of the KVT-514. The USB type-A connector
portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's USB port and handles the control
and charging of your iPod, so 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. The two 3.5mm miniplug connectors of the cable plug into the unit's
A/V 3.5mm inputs and transfer the music and video from your iPod to your Kenwood
DVD/CD player. 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. The controls of the KVT-514 are seamless when used with the
optional KCA-iP301V and include metadata browsing and playback of DRM contents,
as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening
application. The Kenwood KVT-514 and the KCA-iP301V iPod adapter cable is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of Nov. 2009):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type|| Control||Display||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Unit||iPod||Song/Artist ||Track |
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner to this receiver:
- XM: This unit supports the Audivox CNP-2000 MiniTuner
via the optional Kenwood KCA-XM100V interface box which includes a vehicle
dock and antenna (package #
700XMKENV1, sold separately). XM Satellite Radio programming offers 170
digital radio channels including 69 channels of commercial free music, plus
news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from coast
to coast. XM also offers instant traffic and weather alerts for 21 major US
cities, as well as live sports broadcasts from Major League Baseball, NHL,
the PGA tour, Indy car racing and several major college conferences.
- 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
700SIRKENV; or you can connect the optional CA-SR20V Kenwood Sirius
Satellite Radio Interface and the SiriusConnect vehicle docking kit
(607SCVDOC1); package item number
700SIRKENP, along with your compatible SIRIUS Dock & Play receiver.
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
- Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver,
such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head
unit via its auxiliary input.
Note: A subscription is also required to receive
satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: The KVT-514 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
Note: When you connect the optional HD Radio Tuner, the AM/FM
tuner features of the headunit are disabled and changed to the HD Radio
Navigation Input: You can connect the Kenwood KNAG510 navigation system
to this unit via the maroon colored 13-pin jack on the back of the chassis. The
KNA-G510 comes with routing software and mapping information by Garmin,
customized for select Kenwood headunits. The maps cover the US (including Alaska
and Hawaii) and Canada, they are pre-loaded and include more than 5 million
points of interest. There is also an SD memory card slot used for future
updates. You can select which speakers are used for navigation voice guidance:
front left, front right, or both front speakers, as well as adjust the volume
independently from 0-35. You can also set the volume for the voice guidance
audio. Third party navigation systems with composite video a can also be
connected via the AV-IN input.
Bluetooth Ready: The unit is Bluetooth
compatible using the optional Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adapter (113BT200,
Using the KCA-BT200 and the adapter's supplied microphone you can make and answer phone calls from the Kenwood headunit
as well as listen to audio files stored on a Bluetooth enabled audio player. You can
make calls from your cell-phone using the KVT-514 by entering a phone number from
the headunit's on-screen keypad,
registering up to six phone number presets, from your downloaded Phonebook
information or from an outgoing/incoming call list. This unit also supports Voice
Recognition if your mobile-phone is Voice Recognition compatible. The headunit
can support up to 35 voices and also supports Key Word Voice Recognition to
select phone number category. In addition, the unit features SMS (Short Message
Service) so you can send a small text message from your mobile phone using the
KVT-514. When your cell-phone is called, the KVT-514 is paused and muted
automatically (you need to hook-up the Brown Mute-Wire of harness). You are able to register up to five compatible
Bluetooth cell phones, but only one cell phone can be connected
at any given time. Visit the Kenwood website for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The KVT-514 has a "steering
remote control" lead attached to the harness. When used with the optional SWI-JACK
sold separately), you can retain the use of your steering wheel
and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select
vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from
1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick,
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu,
Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi,
Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and
Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits
My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.