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Kenwood DDX418 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. Model DDX418/DDX4048BT/DDX318/DDX3048 Serial number...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Setting the clock ......7 Adjusting the touch position ......38 Common operations ..... 8 BLUETOOTH OPERATIONS Turning on the power ..........8 (Only for DDX418/DDX4048BT) Turning off the power ..........8 Information for using Bluetooth® Adjusting the volume ..........8 devices ........39 Putting the unit in standby ........8 Turning off/on the screen ........8...

  • Page 3: Before Use

    Before use • Do not raise the volume level too much, as this will make driving dangerous by • DO NOT install any unit or wire any cable in blocking outside sounds, and may cause a location where; hearing loss. –...

  • Page 4

    HACHIOJI-SHI to comply with the limits for a Class B digital TOKYO, JAPAN device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC KENWOOD CORP. CERTIFIES THIS Rules. These limits are designed to provide EQUIPMENT reasonable protection against harmful CONFORMS TO DHHS REGULATIONS interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 5: Introductions Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Initial setup Activating the security function When you power on the unit for the first time or reset the unit, the initial setting screen You can activate the security indicator to appears. protect your receiver system against theft. •...

  • Page 6: Component Names And Functions

    • Displays the current source screen. (Press) • Selects the AV source for external monitor or amplifier. (Hold) 7 For DDX418/DDX4048BT : TEL/V.OFF button • Displays the <Hands Free> screen. (Press) ( page 40) • Turns off/on the screen. (Hold) (...

  • Page 7: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Display <Top Menu> screen. Set the clock time. <NAV > * Synchronizes the clock time with the connected navigation Display <Setup> screen. unit. <Radio Data Synchronizes the clock System> time with Radio Data System. < OFF> Sets the clock manually. ( below) 1 Adjust the hour 2 Adjust the minute...

  • Page 8: Common Operations

    Putting the unit in standby Turning off the power Adjusting the volume (00 to 35) Turning off/on the screen DDX418/DDX4048BT DDX318/DDX3048 The ATT indicator lights up. To cancel the attenuation, press the volume adjustment knob. The screen is turned off.

  • Page 9: Switching Screens

    Switching screens Source control screen Appears only when a navigation unit is connected. <Top Menu> <Setup> • Changes the AV source. Changes the detailed settings. • Displays the <Setup> screen. Press [ ] to return to the previous screen. • The operation buttons disappear by touching the screen or when no operation is done for about 5 seconds.

  • Page 10: Av Source Operations Selecting The Playback Source

    * ( page 46) You can select 3 items to be displayed in this area. ( page 36) When no navigation unit is connected, “No Navigation” appears. Only for DDX418/DDX4048BT . Select an appropriate input setting on <AV Input>. ( page 37)

  • Page 11: Disc Operations

    Disc operations Playing a disc • If a disc does not have any disc menu, all tracks on it will be played repeatedly until you change the source or eject the disc. Inserting a disc To eject a disc • You can eject a disc when playing another AV source.

  • Page 12: Playable Disc Type

    Playable disc type Disc type Recording format, file type, etc Playable DVD-Video * Region Code: • For DDX418/DDX318: 1 • For DDX4048BT/DDX3048: 4 DVD-Audio/DVD-ROM DVD Recordable/ DVD-Video Rewritable DVD-VR * (DVD-R/-RW * , DivX * /MPEG1/MPEG2 +R/+RW * ) • DVD Video: UDF bridge JPEG •...

  • Page 13: Playback Operations

    Playback operations To display the source control screen ( below) • Pressing FNC/R-CAM hides the operation buttons. • The operation buttons disappear by touching the screen or when no operation is done for about 5 seconds. [1] [¡] Selects playback mode. •...

  • Page 14

    To display the source control screen ( below) • Pressing FNC/R-CAM hides the operation buttons. • The operation buttons disappear by touching the screen or when no operation is done for about 5 seconds. Selects playback mode. [4] [¢] Selects track. ( page 16) [1] [¡] Reverse/forward search.*...

  • Page 15

    Video menu operations [Audio] Selects the audio type. You can display the video menu screen • For DVD-VR: Selects the while watching the playback pictures on the audio channel (ST: stereo, screen. L: left, R: right). • Available items on the screen differ [Subtitle] Selects the subtitle type.

  • Page 16

    Only for VCD • To deactivate the PBC function, press [7] then the direct selecting buttons to select a track number. Selecting playback mode For DVD/DVD-VR For VCD (without PBC)/CD/DivX/MPEG1/ MPEG2/MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC [Audio] Selects the audio channel (ST: stereo, L: left, R: right). You cannot activate the repeat mode and the [Return] Displays the previous screen...

  • Page 17: Settings For Disc Playback

    Language Subtitle Select the initial subtitle language or erase the subtitle (OFF); Initial Language English ( page 55). • Initial for DDX4048BT/DDX3048: English, for DDX418/DDX318: Audio Select the initial audio language; Initial English ( page 55). Language Down Mix When playing back a multi-channel disc, this setting affects the signals reproduced through the front and/or rear speakers.

  • Page 18: Usb Operations

    USB operations Playing a USB device • This unit can play JPEG/DivX/MPEG1/ MPEG2/MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC files stored in • This unit may not play back files in a USB mass storage class device. USB device properly when using a USB • This unit can recognize a total of 5 000 files extension cord.

  • Page 19

    To display the source control screen ( below) • Pressing FNC/R-CAM hides the operation buttons. • The operation buttons disappear by touching the screen or when no operation is done for about 5 seconds. • To change settings for video playback,  page 32. Selects repeat mode.

  • Page 20: Listening To The Ipod/iphone Device

    Listening to the iPod/iPhone device Preparation When the source is “ ”... • Use the following cables: – To listen to the music (digital): USB Audio cable for iPod/iPhone—KCA-iP102 (optional accessory) – To watch the video and to listen to Audiobooks Selects the speed of the music (analog): USB Audio and...

  • Page 21: Ipod/iphone Playback Operations

    You cannot resume playback for video sources. When using iPod nano (1st Generation) or iPod with video (5th Generation), you can control playback only from the unit. For the latest compatible list and software version of iPod/iPhone, see:

  • Page 22: Selecting A Track/video From Menu On The Ipod/iphone

    Selecting a track/video from menu on the iPod/iPhone Video menu: Select the menu (Music or Video) (1), a category (2), • Available categories differ depending on then a desired item (3). the type of your iPod/iPhone. • Select the item in the selected layer until a desired track starts playing.

  • Page 23: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio • The ST indicator lights up when receiving an FM stereo broadcast with sufficient signal strength. [P1] – [P6] • Turns in the preset station. [PTY] * Enters FM RBDS program (Press) search mode. ( page 25) •...

  • Page 24

    Tune in to a station you want to preset. Select a preset number. (Hold) The station selected in step is stored. Selecting a preset station Storing stations in memory You can preset six stations for each band. (Hold) Local stations with the strongest signals are searched and stored automatically.

  • Page 25

    Activating/deactivating TI The following features are available only Standby Reception for FM RBDS stations. Searching for FM RBDS program—PTY Search You can search for your favorite programs being broadcast by selecting the PTY code for your favorite programs. TI indicator TI Standby Reception Lights in The unit will temporarily...

  • Page 26: Using Other External Components

    Using other external components To display the source control screen ( below) • Pressing FNC/R-CAM hides the operation buttons. • The operation buttons disappear by touching the screen or when no operation is done for about 5 seconds. • To change settings for video playback,  page 32. [Mode] Changes the AV-IN name.

  • Page 27: Using The External Navigation Unit

    Using the external navigation unit You can connect a navigation unit (KNA-G610, KNA-G630 : optional accessory) to the navigation input terminal so that you can view the navigation screen. ( INSTALLATION MANUAL) The navigation guidance comes out through the front speakers even when you listen to an audio source.

  • Page 28: Sound Adjustment

    Sound adjustment Using the sound equalization • The adjustment is memorized for each source until you adjust sound again. If the source is a disc, the adjustment is stored for each of the following categories. – DVD/DVD-VR – VCD/CD – DivX/MPEG1/MPEG2/MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC •...

  • Page 29: Adjusting The Cross Over Frequency

    Adjusting the cross over frequency Perform steps “Selecting a preset sound On <Top Menu>: mode,” then... Select the item to adjust, then Adjust the sound of each make adjustment. band. Flat Changes level of Bass/ Middle/Treble to 0. Freq Selects frequency. Level Adjusts level.

  • Page 30: Changing The Display Design

    Changing the display design You can change the background and panel color. To select a panel color On <Top Menu>: • You can make your own color adjustment only when <User> is selected. Select an item to change (<Background> or <Panel Color>).

  • Page 31

    Adjust the image. While playing a video or JPEG, you can capture an image and use the captured image as a background. • You cannot capture copyrighted content. • When using JPEG file as the background, make sure that the resolution is 800 x 600 pixels.

  • Page 32: Setting For Video Playback

    Setting for video playback You can change the setting for video playback. Picture adjustment Adjust the picture (–15 to +15). You can adjust the picture quality. Display the adjustment menu. Adjustable only when the incoming signal is NTSC. Select dimmer on (< DIM ON>) or off (<...

  • Page 33: Changing The Aspect Ratio

    Changing the aspect ratio While DivX is played back with <Screen Ratio> set to <16:9> (for disc: page 17/ for USB: You can change the aspect ratio for video page 19), the aspect ratio is not set correctly. playback. Zooming picture You can zoom the picture (<Zoom1>...

  • Page 34: Using A Rear View Camera

    The rear view screen is displayed when you On <Top Menu>: shift the gear to the reverse (R) position. • For DDX418/DDX318: To erase the caution message, touch the screen. To deactivate, select <OFF>. To cancel the rear view screen, press and...

  • Page 35: Setting Menu Items

    Setting menu items • You cannot change <Audio> settings (except <Preout Setup>) when the unit is in standby. Menu item Selectable setting/item Initial: Underlined Fader/Balance Fader : Adjust the front and rear speaker output balance. z F6 to R6; Initial 0 •...

  • Page 36

    Menu item Selectable setting/item Initial: Underlined z Auto Dimmer : Dims the screen and button illumination when you turn on the headlights. • The ILLUMI lead connection is required. ( INSTALLATION MANUAL) z ON : Activates dimmer. z OFF : Cancels. z NAV : Activates or deactivates dimmer according to the day/night display...

  • Page 37

    : Select when connecting the iPod/iPhone using the USB Audio and Video cable for iPod/iPhone. ( page 20) • Initial for DDX4048BT/DDX3048: AV-IN, for DDX418/DDX318: iPod z ON : Displays the picture from rear view camera R-CAM Interrupt when you shift the gear to the reverse (R) position.

  • Page 38: Memorizing/recalling The Settings

    Memorizing/recalling the Locking the settings settings You can lock the settings to prevent them from being changed. You can memorize the settings changed • is shown beside the settings that can in the <Setup> menu and recall the be locked. memorized settings anytime.

  • Page 39: Bluetooth Operations

    Information for using Bluetooth® devices • While driving, do not perform complicated operation such as dialing the numbers, using phone book, etc. When you perform these operations, stop your car in a safe place. • Some Bluetooth devices may not be connected to this unit depending on the Bluetooth version of the device.

  • Page 40: Connecting Bluetooth Devices

    Connecting Bluetooth devices Connecting a new Bluetooth For connecting a Bluetooth audio player device for the first time When you connect a Bluetooth device to the unit for the first time, make pairing between the unit and the device. Pairing allows Bluetooth devices to communicate each other.

  • Page 41

    To disconnect Operate the Bluetooth device A confirmation message appears. Press [Yes]. to connect. “Connected” appears. Press [OK] to Deleting a registered confirm the operation. Now connection is established and you Bluetooth device can use the Bluetooth device through the unit. On <Connect Device>...

  • Page 42: Using The Bluetooth Mobile Phone

    Using the Bluetooth mobile phone Receiving a call Switching between handsfree mode and phone When a call comes in/making a call... mode While talking... Each time you press the button, the talking method is switched ( : handsfree mode / : phone mode).

  • Page 43: Making A Call

    Making a call On <Top Menu>: Outgoing From dialled call list. Select a method to make a Incoming From received call list. call. Missed From missed call list. Phonebook From phone book. • For copying the phone book,  page •...

  • Page 44

    Presetting the phone Copying the phone book numbers You can copy the phone book memory of a mobile phone into the unit (up to 400 You can preset up to 6 phone numbers. memories). On <Top Menu>: On <Top Menu>: Select an item from phone book/call lists.

  • Page 45

    Deleting the phone number About mobile phone memory in the unit compatible with Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) Display the phone book/call If your mobile phone supports PBAP, the list you want to delete. ( page phone book and call lists are automatically copied to the unit when the mobile phone is connected.

  • Page 46: Using The Bluetooth Audio Player

    Using the Bluetooth audio player • To register a new device,  page 40. • To connect/disconnect a device,  page 41. • The operation buttons, indications and information displayed on the screen differ depending on the connected device. Starts playback. [Mode] Displays the Bluetooth setting screen.

  • Page 47

    Changes the PIN code of the unit. • Touch the current PIN code, enter a new PIN code, then press [Enter]. Device Name Shows the device name to be shown on the Bluetooth device — “KENWOOD BT MM-5U2. ” Device Shows the MAC address of the unit.

  • Page 48: Using The Remote Controller Overview

    For DDX4048BT/DDX3048 : This unit can be operated using the Remote Controller (RC-DV340) supplied with this unit. For DDX418/DDX318 : Optional Remote Controller KNA-RCDV331 is designed for controlling this unit. Refer to the instruction manual that comes with the remote controller.

  • Page 49: Operations From The Remote Controller

    Operations from the remote controller ENTER Common operations (AUD mode) Enters options. Source switching Switches to the source to be played. Hands-free communication Volume control When a call comes in, it answers the call. Adjusts the volume. Function Volume attenuator Switches the function screen.

  • Page 50

    DVD/VCD (DVD mode) VCD 1.X, VCD 2.X (PBC OFF) Track search and file search Track number Selects the track or file to be played. Cancel VCD 2.X (PBC ON) Track number Cancel Play/Pause Once you have switched to the direct search Pauses the track.

  • Page 51

    SUBTITLE Track search and file search Switches the subtitle language. Selects the track or file to be played. Play/Pause ZOOM Pauses the track. Switches the zoom ratio each time you press Press again to resume playing. this key. Direct search Picture Angle Switches the picture angle each time you press this key.

  • Page 52

    Radio (AUD mode) • To use preset tuning, press the Band switching number of a programmed broadcast Switches to bands received by the unit. station. ( – • Press the direct tuning key first, then specify the frequency of the station to receive.

  • Page 53: Reference Maintenance

    Maintenance Caution on cleaning the unit To keep discs clean Do not use A dirty disc may not play correctly. any solvent If a disc does become dirty, wipe (for example, it with a soft cloth in a straight line thinner, from center to edge.

  • Page 54: More About This Unit

    (except those stored on an iPod). cannot be played. – Files which have the data such as AIFF, ATRAC3, etc. Kenwood bears no responsibility for any loss of data in an iPod/iPhone and USB mass storage class device while using this unit.

  • Page 55

    Sound signals emitted through the rear terminals 2-channel signal is emitted. When playing multi-channel encoded disc, multi-channel signals are downmixed. Language codes (for DVD/DivX language selection) Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Afar Galician Maori Somali Abkhazian Guarani Macedonian Albanian Afrikaans...

  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting What appears to be trouble is not always serious. Check the following points before calling a service center. • For operations with the external components, refer also to the instructions supplied with the adapters used for the connections (as well as the instructions supplied with the external components).

  • Page 57

    • Check the connecting cable and its connection. on or does not work. • Update the firmware version. • Charge the battery. • Check whether the iPod control mode is correctly selected. ( page 21) • Reset the iPod/iPhone. For DDX418/DDX318, purchase KNA-RCDV331 separately.

  • Page 58

    Symptom Remedy/Cause Sound is distorted. Deactivate the equalizer either on this unit or the iPod/iPhone. A lot of noise is generated. Turn off (uncheck) the “VoiceOver” feature of the iPod. For details, visit <>. No operations are available Operate the unit after the Artwork is loaded. ( when playing back a track page 20) containing Artwork.

  • Page 59: Specifications

    : 1,152,000 (800H × 480V × RGB) : MPEG1/MPEG2/ : 99.99% DivX (DDX4048BT/DDX3048) : RGB striped arrangement : MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV (Linear PCM) Bluetooth section (DDX418/ : LED DDX4048BT) DVD player section : Bluetooth Ver.2.0 Certified : 24 bit : 2.402 – 2.480 GHz...

  • Page 60

    : 28 dBμ : –20°C – +85°C Video section : 2.0 kg (4.3 lbs) : NTSC ( DDX418/DDX4048BT ) 1.9 kg (4.2 lbs) ( DDX318/DDX3048 ) : 1 Vp-p/ 75 Ω : 2 V/ 25 kΩ Although the effective pixels for the liquid : 1 Vp-p/ 75 Ω...

  • Page 61

    • Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks, & DTS 2.0+ Digital Out and the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS, Inc. Product includes software.

  • Page 62: Ks-ubt1 (usb Bluetooth Adapter)

    Power Consumption: 54.3 mA/5 V (max.) • This adapter has been designed exclusively Dimensions (L × W × H): for use with Kenwood car receivers. Do not 15 mm × 19 mm × 5.6 mm use this adapter with any other car receiver.

  • Page 63

    FCC WARNING IC (Industry Canada) Notice This equipment may generate or use radio Operation is subject to the following two frequency energy. Changes or modifications conditions: to this equipment may cause harmful (1) This device may not cause interference, interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.

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  • Page 66: Installation Procedure

    ..1 ..1 ..1 ..2 (2m: 6.5 ft) ¤ ..6 ..1 (3m: 9.8 ft) ..6 DDX418/DDX4048BT/DDX318/DDX3048...

  • Page 67

    Bluetooth adaptor (KS-UBT1) Cooling fan ¤ English...

  • Page 68: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    ⁄ DDX418/DDX4048BT/DDX318/DDX3048...

  • Page 69: Connecting Other Products

    ⁄ Navigation System (Optional Accessory) Audio/Visual Output Rear View Camera Input Front Preout Rear/Subwoofer Preout switchable USB device USB terminal (commercially available) iPod (commercially available) CA-U1EX (Optional Accessory) KCA-iP22F Audio Visual input (Optional Accessory) (iPod/AV Input switchable) English...

  • Page 70: Installing The Unit

    ⁄ ⁄ DDX418/DDX4048BT/DDX318/DDX3048...

  • Page 71: Removing The Unit

    ⁄ ⁄ English...

  • Page 73

    Kenwood Advanced N.vigation IIF Kenwood Advanced Navigation I/F Kenwood Advance<tNavigat'on !;;*mi!l§H19~AA~.1,]HIJm Following Navigation units are Les systemes de navigation suivants peu- !I!!: connectable to this unit: vent etre connectes cet apparel!: KNA-G61O, KNA-G620T, KNA-G630, KNA-G610, KNA-G620T, KNA-G610, KNA-G620T, KNA-G630, KNA-G63OCN...

  • Page 74

    Dear Customer, panneau en cas de vol ou d'endommagement. Thank you for purchasing this kenwood prodUCt. As mentioned in the pages of this booklet, our warranty is only Aten~io: valid in the countries listed. If your country is not listed please contact your retailer for information on warranty Em caso de dano ou perda do painel frontal, este Certificado de Garantia e a Nota Fiscal procedure, or write to;...

  • Page 75

    Authorized Service Center. II the problem or yoor Question is centre. To avoid possible shipping damage, make sure lhe This warranly card by ilselt is nol considered by KENWOOD as a. Any shipmenl 01 the producl Iclaims must be presenled nol handled 10 your salisfaction, please contact our Cuslomer product is properly packed.

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    Need installati​on manual and part to install this radio into a 2001 camry le
  • Glen Ford Jan 16, 2016 10:47:
    How do i get photo to background to change back ground display pic
  • William Apr 26, 2015 05:44:
    I shattered my glass now my touch does not work what can I do to fix it
  • kris Feb 12, 2015 12:17:
    The usb only read audio files like mp3. its not working for video files like divx. I'm converted some of my movies to divx but it is still not reading the file what am i doing wrong?