iPod® connecting cable for USB-equipped Kenwood DVD receivers
Our take on the Kenwood KCA-iP300V by Crutchfield's Robert Ferency-Viars
The KCA-iP300V connecting cable gives you high-speed access to the music and video on your Video iPod through your compatible 2007-up Kenwood DVD receiver. One end of the cable plugs into your iPod's dock connector. The other end includes a USB cable, a miniplug audio cable, and a miniplug video cable, all of which connect to your Kenwood stereo's inputs.
The USB cable handles the control and charging of your iPod, so you can navigate through your music files with the Kenwood's controls and view song info on its display. The miniplug connectors transfer the music and video from your iPod to the stereo's audio and video inputs. Music and video images travel to your stereo as analog signals, so you can even play the Digital Rights-protected files stored on your iPod. Warranty: 1 year.
Note: Your 2007-up Kenwood DVD receiver must have a USB input, an auxiliary input, and a miniplug video input in order to work with this cable. Additionally, this adapter does not support video playback for the following iPod models: iPhone, iPod touch, iPod classic (6th generation), iPod nano (3rd generation).
Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.
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What's in the Box:
- 59" USB/iPod interface cable (with iPod dock connector on one end and a USB Type A plug /3.5mm stereo miniplug /3.5mm video miniplug on the other end)
- Instruction Manual (Eng/Fr/Sp/Ger/Dut/Ita)
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Features and Specs
|Adapter Type||iPod A/V in w/ iPod control|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The KCA-iP300V USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod allows you to connect compatible iPods with a USB-equipped Kenwood multimedia headunit that also features an audio and video 3.5mm minijack input. This cable enables the headunit to control and charge the iPod while connected, as well as enable high-speed iPod data communications of 12Mbps. You will be able to listen and view your iPod's music and video files with your compatible Kenwood multimedia headunit. This 59" cable has an iPod dock connector on one end and a Type A USB plug, 3.5mm stereo miniplug, and a 3.5mm video miniplug on the other end.
iPod Compatibility: The Kenwood KCA-iP300V is "Made for iPod" compatible and support the following iPod model features (as of Nov. 2009):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Unit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Info||Track Info|
Note: Apple software updates may change functionality results. Not compatible with iOS 4.0 for iPhone and iPod touch.
Kenwood headunit Compatibility: The cable is compatible with 2007 and 2008 Kenwood Multimedia headunits equipped with a USB terminal and a 3.5mm aux audio and video input.
Note: When connecting an iPod classic, iPod touch (audio only), iPod nano (3rd generation), you will need to download a firmware version update for your compatible 2007 Kenwood multimedia heaudunit. You will need to download this firmware upgrade onto a USB thumb-drive inserted into your computer from Kenwood's Website and then insert the thumb-drive into your Kenwood multimedia unit to update. Thie KCA-iP300V is not compatible with 2009 and newer Kenwood headunits.
Connection: One end of the KCA-iP300V (3-wire) 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 your compatible Kenwood multimedia headunit. 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 your headunit's controls and view song and movie info on its display. The two 3.5mm miniplug connectors of the cable plug into the headunit's A/V 3.5mm inputs and transfer the music and video from your iPod to your Kenwood multimedia head unit. 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 your Kenwood headunit will be seamless when used with the optional KCA-iP300v 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.
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