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Kenwood DDX374BT Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your Kenwood dealer for information or service on the product.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    How to read this manual: compliance with Federal Regulations, the following • Illustrations of DDX374BT are mainly used for explanation. The displays and panels shown in this manual are reproductions of labels on, or inside the product are examples used to provide clear explanations of the operations. For this reason, they may be different relating to laser product safety.
  • Page 3: Reset Unit

    BEFORE USE BEFORE USE FCC WARNING IC (Industry Canada) Notice V Cautions on the monitor: This equipment may generate or use radio This device complies with Industry Canada’s licence- • The monitor built into this unit has been frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this exempt RSSs.
  • Page 4: Initial Settings

    INITIAL SETTINGS INITIAL SETTINGS <Viewing Angle> Select the viewing angle Initial setup Activating the security function (Page 58) in relation to the monitor panel to make the panel When you power on the unit for the first time or You can activate the security function to protect easier to see.
  • Page 5: Clock Settings

    INITIAL SETTINGS INITIAL SETTINGS Set the clock time. Clock settings Display the Home screen. On the monitor panel: Display the <Clock> setting screen. <Radio Data Synchronizes the clock time with System> FM RBDS. <OFF> Sets the clock manually. (See below.) When selecting <OFF>: Adjust the hour (1), then adjust the minute (2).
  • Page 6: Basics

    7 Volume/MENU/ATT knob 3 Loading slot 4 B HOME button • Adjusts the audio volume. (Turn) (Page 7) DDX374BT • Pops up the short-cut menu. (Press) • Displays the Home screen. (Press) (Page 8) (Page 10) • Turns on the power. (Press) (Page 7) •...
  • Page 7: Common Operations

    BASICS BASICS ❏ Turning off the screen To attenuate the sound (only for DDX374BT) Common operations On the pop-up short-cut menu (Page 10): ❏ Turning on the power Display the pop-up short-cut menu by pressing MENU on the monitor panel, then select [Display OFF].
  • Page 8: Common Screen Operations

    BASICS BASICS Home screen <Setup> screen Common screen operations Displays the source control screen and settings Changes the detailed settings. (Page 57) ❏ Common screen descriptions screen. • You can arrange the items to display on the Home You can display other screens at any time to change screen.
  • Page 9: Selecting The Playback Source

    Selectable only when <iPod Setup> is set to [USB 1 4 Goes to the next chapter/track.* (Page 16) Wire]. (Page 20) [BT Audio] Plays a Bluetooth audio player. Only for DDX374BT/DDX24BT. * Not available for video from an external component. (Page 46) Only for DDX374BT. ENGLISH...
  • Page 10: Using Short-Cut Buttons

    To close the pop-up menu: Touch the screen While displaying the source control screen, you can anywhere other than the pop-up short-cut menu. jump to the other screen from the pop-up short-cut menu. Display the pop-up short-cut menu. DDX374BT DDX340BT/DDX24BT...
  • Page 11: Discs

    DISCS DISCS ❏ Ejecting a disc Playing a disc Playback operations • If a disc does not have a disc menu, all tracks on When the operation buttons are it will be played repeatedly until you change the not displayed on the screen, touch source or eject the disc.
  • Page 12 DISCS DISCS Operation buttons For audio playback Operation buttons • Available buttons on the screen and operations • Available buttons on the screen and operations differ depending on the type of disc/file being differ depending on the type of disc/file being played back.
  • Page 13 DISCS DISCS ❏ Selecting a folder/track on the list ❏ Video menu operations Displays the disc menu (DVD). [ MENU] You can display the video menu screen during video [T MENU] Displays the disc menu (DVD). playback. [Highlight] Switches to the direct disc menu •...
  • Page 14 DISCS DISCS For VCD To select a track directly on a VCD To select Random playback mode • When playing a VCD with PBC activated, stop playback to deactivate the PBC function, then use the direct selecting buttons to select a track number.
  • Page 15 DISCS DISCS ❏ Setting items <Down Mix> When playing back a multi-channel Settings for disc playback—<DISC disc, this setting affects the signals <Menu Select the initial disc menu language. Mode> reproduced through the front and/or Language> (Initial: English) (Page 71) rear speakers. <Subtitle Select the initial subtitle language •...
  • Page 16: Usb

    Displays the folder/track list. ❏ Indications and buttons on the source Connecting a USB device (Page 17) control screen [S] [T] • Selects a track. (Press) You can connect a USB mass storage class device • Reverse/forward search. (Hold) such as a USB memory, Digital Audio Player etc. to the unit.
  • Page 17 ❏ Settings for USB playback—<USB ❏ Selecting a folder/track on the list <File Type>* Select the playback file type when a Mode> disc contains different types of files. • Audio: Plays back audio files. • Still Image: Plays back picture files. •...
  • Page 18: Android

    • This unit supports the Android™ application Selects repeat playback mode. KENWOOD Music Play. 1: Repeats the current track. • • When you use KENWOOD Music Play, you can • All: Repeats all tracks. search for audio files by Genre, Artist, Album, •...
  • Page 19 <Android • BROWSE MODE: Controls from the Select a category (1), then a desired item Setup> unit (using the KENWOOD Music (2). Play application). • To list the items in alphabetical order, press • HAND MODE: Controls other [ A-Z], then select the first character on the media player applications from the keypad.
  • Page 20: Ipod/Iphone

    iPod/iPhone iPod/iPhone ❏ Selecting the connection method of Preparation Playback operations iPod/iPhone ❏ Connecting iPod/iPhone When the operation buttons are Putting the unit in standby. (Page 7) not displayed on the screen, touch • For details about connecting iPod/iPhone, see Display the <System>...
  • Page 21 iPod/iPhone iPod/iPhone ❏ Selecting an audio/video file from the Operation buttons Audio menu: Displays the other operation button menu window. • To hide the window, press [ Displays the <Equalizer> screen. (Page 49) Displays the audio/video file list. (See Select the menu ( : audio or : video) the right column.) (1), a category (2), then a desired item...
  • Page 22: Using App

    • For Apps you can use on this unit, visit When the operation buttons are not displayed on <>. the screen, touch the screen to show them. • To change settings for video playback, see Preparation page 52.
  • Page 23: Pandora

    Pandora® Pandora® Operation buttons Playback operations You can stream Pandora from iPod touch/iPhone, Displays the other operation button Android or BlackBerry devices. window. You can operate Pandora using the remote • Install the latest version of the Pandora • To hide the window, press [ application on your iPod touch/iPhone/Android/ controller*.
  • Page 24 Pandora® Pandora® ❏ Selecting a station from the list • You can change the page to display more Android™ items by pressing [ • Visit Google play and search for “Pandora” to Display the list selection screen. • The indicator appears on the left of the install.
  • Page 25: Iheartradio

    iHeartRadio iHeartRadio iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio service Operation buttons Playback operations that lets you listen to your favorite Live Stations or Displays the other operation create commercial-free, all-music Custom Stations button window. You can operate iHeartRadio using the remote featuring songs from the artists you select and •...
  • Page 26 iHeartRadio iHeartRadio ❏ Selecting the variety level for your • Connect iPod touch/iPhone to this unit with Select a station. KCA-iP202, KCA-iP102 or KCA-iP103 (optional custom station accessory). Display the variety type selection screen. Android™ On the custom station screen: •...
  • Page 27: Spotify

    Spotify Spotify Displays the Spotify menu screen. With Spotify, your music is everywhere. Working out, Playback operations partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your Selects a track. [ ] [ ] fingertips. There are millions of songs on Spotify— Starts playback.
  • Page 28 Spotify Spotify ❏ Creating your station (Start Radio) ❏ Selecting a track Android™ • Visit Google Play™ and search for “Spotify” to Display the Spotify menu screen. install. • Bluetooth must be built in and the following profiles must be supported. –...
  • Page 29: Radio

    RADIO RADIO [FM] Selects the FM band. Listening to the radio Presetting stations ❏ Indications and buttons on the source ❏ Storing stations in the memory Displays the preset station window. control screen You can preset 5 stations for each band. (Page 30) •...
  • Page 30 RADIO RADIO ❏ Selecting a preset station ❏ Activating/deactivating TI Standby FM RBDS features Reception Select the band (1), then display the ❏ Searching for FM RBDS programs—PTY preset station window (2). Search You can search for your favorite programs being broadcast by selecting the PTY code.
  • Page 31: Siriusxm® Satellite Radio

    SiriusXM® Satellite Radio SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (Only for DDX374BT/DDX24BT) (Only for DDX374BT/DDX24BT) Only SiriusXM® brings you more of what you love When the following screen appears, press Listening to the SiriusXM® Satellite to listen to, all in one place. Get over 140 channels, [Return].
  • Page 32 SiriusXM® Satellite Radio SiriusXM® Satellite Radio ❏ Selecting a preset channel Operation buttons Presetting channels [SXM1] – Selects the band. Select the band (1), then display the ❏ Storing channels in the memory [SXM4] preset channel window (2). You can preset 5 channels for each band. Displays the other operation button Tune in to a channel you want to preset.
  • Page 33: Selecting A Channel

    SiriusXM® Satellite Radio SiriusXM® Satellite Radio ❏ Replaying content Selecting a channel Replay Display operations buttons for replay. ❏ Selecting a channel on the list You can pause, rewind and replay content from the currently tuned channel. You can obtain information on channels or select a •...
  • Page 34 SiriusXM® Satellite Radio SiriusXM® Satellite Radio SmartFavorites TuneStart™ TuneScan™ User stored channels (P1 to P5) of current band are When you select a SmartFavorites channel, you can When you activate TuneScan™, you will hear 6 recognized as SmartFavorites channels. SiriusXM listen to the current song from the beginning.
  • Page 35 SiriusXM® Satellite Radio SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Display the <Parental Code Check> Enter the four-digit code and then press Setting reception restrictions screen. [Enter] again to confirm the code. ❏ Setting the parental control You can limit access to SiriusXM channels, such as Activating/Deactivating the parental control those with mature content.
  • Page 36 SiriusXM® Satellite Radio SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Selecting the channels to lock—Parental Lock • You can change the page to display more Select a category (1), and then select a Channel Selection items by pressing [ channel (2). This parental control option allows you to pick •...
  • Page 37: Other External Components

    ❏ Settings for the rear view camera Display the <Input> settings screen. On the Home screen: On the monitor panel: • To remove the caution message, touch the screen. DDX374BT To display the picture from the connected camera manually On the pop-up short-cut menu (Page 10): DDX340BT/DDX24BT Display the pop-up short-cut menu by pressing MENU on the monitor panel, then select [Camera].
  • Page 38 OTHER EXTERNAL COMPONENTS OTHER EXTERNAL COMPONENTS ❏ Using the parking guidelines on the Display the <Rear Camera> screen. (See rear view screen the far left column.) You can display parking guidelines to enable easier Display the parking guidelines adjustment parking when you shift the gear to the reverse (R) screen.
  • Page 39: Using External Audio/Video Players-Av-In

    You can change the AV-IN name displayed on the players—AV-IN ADS adapter—OEM Features (Only for “AV-IN” source control screen. DDX374BT) Display the <VIDEO Mode> screen. When the operation buttons are You can control the sources from the component via not displayed on the screen, touch ADS adapter.
  • Page 40: Bluetooth

    BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH Auto pairing About mobile phones compatible with Phone Information for using Bluetooth® When <Auto Pairing> is set to [ON], iOS devices book Access Profile (PBAP) devices (such as iPhone) are automatically paired when If your mobile phone supports PBAP, you can connected via USB.
  • Page 41 BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH Pairing a Bluetooth device using a PIN code (for Change the PIN code. Select the unit (“DDX****”) on your Bluetooth 2.0) • If you wish to skip changing the PIN code, go Bluetooth device. to step 3. Display the <Bluetooth Setup> screen. •...
  • Page 42 BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH ❏ Connecting/disconnecting a registered • When a Bluetooth mobile phone is connected, Select [ON] (to connect) or [OFF] (to the signal strength and battery level are displayed Bluetooth device disconnect) for the target (1), then display when the information is acquired from the device. the <Paired Device List>...
  • Page 43 BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH ❏ Ending a call ❏ Switching between handsfree mode Using a Bluetooth mobile phone and phone mode While talking... ❏ Receiving a call While talking... When a call comes in... ❏ Adjusting the volume of calls/earpiece/ • Call information is displayed if acquired. microphone •...
  • Page 44 BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH ❏ Sending text during a call ❏ Making a call * When the mobile phone is not compatible with Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP), the call history and the phone book are not You can send text during a call using the DTMF (Dual Display the phone control screen.
  • Page 45 BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH • To use the A to Z search in the phone book: • To display other phone numbers: Voice dialing When the phone book list is displayed, you can • Available only when the connected mobile phone switch between phone numbers if several phone has a voice recognition system.
  • Page 46: Using The Bluetooth Audio Player

    BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH ❏ Presetting phone numbers Operation buttons Using the Bluetooth audio player Displays the other operation button You can preset up to 5 phone numbers. window. Display the phone control screen. • To register a new device, see page 40. •...
  • Page 47 BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH ❏ Selecting an audio file from the menu <Device Shows the device address of the unit. Address> <Auto • ON (Initial): A connection is Connect> automatically established with the last connected Bluetooth device when the unit is turned on. Select a category (1), then a desired item •...
  • Page 48: Settings

    SETTINGS SETTINGS Display the <APP Setup> screen. When selecting [Android/Other Settings for using applications On the Home screen: (Bluetooth)] as the device type: Select the of iPod touch/iPhone/Android/ Android/BlackBerry device (1), then press BlackBerry [OK] to connect (2). Before using applications of iPod touch /iPhone/ Android/BlackBerry such as Pandora, select the device to use.
  • Page 49: Sound Adjustment

    SETTINGS SETTINGS Storing your own adjustments—Adjusting the Adjust the sound. Sound adjustment sound precisely ❏ Using the sound equalization Select a sound mode. (See the left column.) • The adjustments are memorized for each source Select a band and adjust the level of the until you adjust the sound again.
  • Page 50 SETTINGS SETTINGS ❏ Setting the speakers—car type, Select the speaker type (1), select the size <TW Gain (L)>/ Adjusts the output volume of <TW Gain (R)> the tweeter (left/right).* speaker size and crossover frequency of the selected speaker (2), then display <TW FREQ>...
  • Page 51 SETTINGS SETTINGS ❏ Adjusting the Digital Time Alignment Select an item to make an adjustment. Determining the value for <Position DTA> (DTA) adjustment If you specify the distance from the center of the Make fine adjustments to the delay time of currently set listening position to every speaker, the speaker output to create a more suitable the delay time will be automatically computed...
  • Page 52: Adjustment For Video Playback

    SETTINGS SETTINGS Select the aspect ratio. <Bright> Adjusts the brightness. (−15 Adjustment for video playback to +15) ❏ Adjusting the picture <Contrast> Adjusts the contrast. (−10 to +10) You can adjust the picture quality. <Black> Adjusts the blackness. (−10 to Display the picture adjustment screen.
  • Page 53: Changing The Display Design

    To select a panel color • Selecting [Scan] changes the illumination color gradually. Change the magnification (1), then move Only for DDX374BT. the zooming frame (2). Store your own scene beforehand. (Page 54) Store your own color adjustment beforehand. (Page 54) Select an item to change (background...
  • Page 54: Color Adjustment

    SETTINGS SETTINGS ❏ Making your own color adjustment Display the image adjustment screen. Customizing the Home screen Select [Panel Color] on the <User You can arrange the items to display on the Home Customize> screen. (Page 53) screen. Display the <HOME Customize> screen. On the Home screen: •...
  • Page 55: Customizing The System Settings

    SETTINGS SETTINGS ❏ Updating the system Select an operation. Customizing the system settings You can update the system by connecting a USB ❏ Memorizing/recalling the settings device containing an update file. • You can memorize the settings changed in the •...
  • Page 56 SETTINGS SETTINGS ❏ Adjusting the touch position Touch the center of the marks at the upper left (1), the lower center (2), then the You can adjust the touch position on the touch panel if the position touched and the operation upper right (3) as instructed.
  • Page 57: Setting Menu Items

    SETTINGS SETTINGS • Bass EXT: Activates/deactivates bass. Fader: Adjusts the front and rear speaker output Setting menu items – ON/OFF (Initial) balance. ❏ Displaying the <Setup> menu screen • SW LEVEL: Adjusts the subwoofer level. • F15 to R15 (Initial: 0) –...
  • Page 58 • Under 0° (Initial)/5°/10°/15°/20° – Left/Right (Initial) * “Please Power Off” appears when the setting is changed. Turn off * Only for DDX374BT. the power, then turn on to enable the change.
  • Page 59 <Open Source Licenses> Configure the App settings. (Page 48) Shows the Open Source Licenses. “Please Power Off” appears when the setting is changed. Turn off the power, then turn on to enable the change. Only for DDX374BT. Only for DDX374BT/DDX24BT. ENGLISH...
  • Page 60: Remote Controller

    REMOTE CONTROLLER REMOTE CONTROLLER ❏ Battery installation • The position of the remote control mode switch Overview is indicated in the title of each mode, e.g., “AUD Use two “AAA”/”R03”-size batteries. mode”. Optional Remote Controller KNA-RCDV331 is Insert the batteries with the + and – poles aligned •...
  • Page 61 • The zoom ratio changes each time Enters direct search mode. (See the DIRECT you press this key. right column.) Changes the picture angle. * Only for DDX374BT/DDX24BT. ANGLE • The picture angle changes each time you press this key. Changes the voice language. AUDIO •...
  • Page 62: Connection/Installation

    CONNECTION/INSTALLATION CONNECTION/INSTALLATION • If your car’s ignition does not have an ACC Before installing the unit V CAUTION position, connect the ignition wires to a power Install this unit in the console of your vehicle. V WARNING source that can be turned on and off with the Do not touch the metal parts of this unit during •...
  • Page 63: Installing Unit

    CONNECTION/INSTALLATION CONNECTION/INSTALLATION ❏ Installation procedure ❏ Installing the trim plate Installing the unit To prevent a short circuit, remove the key Attach the trim plate ( ❏ Installing the unit from the ignition and disconnect the · battery. Make the proper input and output wire connections for each unit.
  • Page 64: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    CONNECTION/INSTALLATION CONNECTION/INSTALLATION Connection ❏ Connecting wires to terminals Only for DDX374BT/DDX24BT. Only for DDX374BT. USB terminal (1.0 m): See page 65. If no connections are made, do not let the cable come out from the See page 66. tab. 10 A fuse Connect the antenna cord to the antenna terminal.
  • Page 65 CONNECTION/INSTALLATION CONNECTION/INSTALLATION ❏ Connecting a USB device ❏ Connecting an Android device ❏ Connecting iPod/iPhone USB device* Android device (commercially iPod/iPhone (Lightning iPod/iPhone (30-pin (commercially available) available) connector models) connector models) (commercially available) (commercially available) KCA-iP103 (optional 1.0 m accessory) USB 2.0 cable 0.8 m (commercially available)
  • Page 66 After installing, fix the microphone cable to the car 8 Rear view camera input (Yellow) with clamps (commercially available). Only for DDX374BT/DDX24BT. Only for DDX374BT. When connecting the component to play on “AV-IN”, use the Audio and Video cable CA-C3AV (optional accessory).
  • Page 67 CONNECTION/INSTALLATION CONNECTION/INSTALLATION ❏ Removing the unit Removing the unit Remove the trim plate. (See the left ❏ Removing the trim plate column.) Engage the catch pins on the extraction Insert the two extraction keys (4), then key (4) and remove the two locks on the pull them as illustrated so that the unit can lower part.
  • Page 68: References

    REFERENCES REFERENCES ❏ To keep discs clean Maintenance More information Dirty discs may not play correctly. ❏ Caution on cleaning the unit ❏ File playback If a disc does become dirty, wipe it with a soft cloth Do not use any solvent (for example, thinner, in a straight line from the center to the edge.
  • Page 69: Disc Playback

    REFERENCES REFERENCES Playing audio files (MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC) • This unit can display jacket pictures that meet the DVD Region code: 1 • This unit can play back files with the extension conditions below: If you insert a DVD Video disc of an incorrect Region Code, “Region code <.mp3>, <.wma>, <.wav>...
  • Page 70 REFERENCES REFERENCES ❏ About data stored in the connected Unplayable discs • The maximum number of characters (when the • Unplayable disc types and formats are as follows: characters are 1 byte): USB device/iPod/iPhone/Android/ – DVD-Audio/DVD-ROM discs – Folder names: 50 characters BlackBerry –...
  • Page 71 ❏ Language codes (for DVD language selection) • When operating an iPod/iPhone, some operations may not be performed correctly or as intended. In Afar Galician Maori Somali this case, visit the following KENWOOD web site: Abkhazian Guarani Macedonian Albanian <> Afrikaans...
  • Page 72: Error Message List

    REFERENCES REFERENCES “Please Wait...”: “Login Error”: Error message list • You have not been signed into Pandora. • The unit is preparing to use the Bluetooth function. If the message does not disappear, turn If an error occurs while using the unit, a message “No skips remaining”: off and turn on the unit, then connect the device appears.
  • Page 73: Troubleshooting

    REFERENCES REFERENCES ❏ Discs “SXM Channel Locked” “Cannot create a Station”: • You cannot create a station during the read- • The selected channel has been locked by the Recordable/Rewritable discs cannot be played only mode or when network connection is not parental controls.
  • Page 74 [BROWSE MODE]. track containing artwork. “Reading” does not disappear from the screen. • Make sure KENWOOD Music Play APP is installed • Operate the unit after the artwork has loaded. • Turn the power off and on again. on the Android device.
  • Page 75: Specifications

    REFERENCES REFERENCES ❏ Pandora/iHeart Radio/Spotify The connected audio player cannot be Specifications controlled. The application does not work. • Check whether the connected audio player ❏ Monitor section • The application on your iPod touch/iPhone/ supports AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Android/BlackBerry is not the latest version.
  • Page 76 REFERENCES REFERENCES ❏ DVD player section ❏ USB interface section ❏ DSP section D/A Converter 24 bit USB Standard USB 2.0 Full Speed/High Speed Equalizer BAND 13 Band Audio Decoder Linear PCM/Dolby Digital/MP3/ Compatible Devices WMA/WAV/AAC Mass Storage Class Frequency (Hz) (BAND1-13) Video Decoder MPEG1/MPEG2/JPEG 62.5/100/160/250/400/630/1k/...
  • Page 77 Full Bandwidth Power (Front & Rear) 22 W × 4 (at less than 1%THD) Frequency Range 530 kHz to 1 700 kHz (10 kHz) Preout Level DDX374BT: 4 V/10 kΩ Usable Sensitivity 29 dBμ DDX340BT/DDX24BT: 2.5 V/10 kΩ Preout Impedance ≤...
  • Page 78 Bluetooth SIG, • “Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone” mean ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Inc. and any use of such marks by JVC KENWOOD that an electronic accessory has been designed INCLUDING THAT RELATING TO PROMOTIONAL, Corporation is under license.

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