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Firmware

1KENWOOD Music Play/car/app/music_play/eng/index.html
2Android Music Playback via USB/cs/ce/aoa2/index.html

iPod and iPhone Compatibility List

This site can be used to check the compatibility between KENWOOD's Receiver, and iPod interface adapter.
Select your iPod/iPhone and KENWOOD receiver. Compatibility information and the adapter model which is needed for the connection are displayed.

Select the iPod

Select an iPod:

Select the KENWOOD receiver

Select an initial of the model name:
 
Select a model name:
 
 
iPod
iPhone
iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus iPhone SE iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 5s iPhone 5c iPhone 5 iPhone 4S iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS iPhone 3G iPhone iPod touch (6th generation) iPod touch (5th generation) iPod touch (4th generation) iPod touch (3rd generation) iPod touch (2nd generation) iPod touch (1st generation) iPod nano (7th generation) iPod nano (6th generation) iPod nano (5th generation) iPod nano (4th generation) iPod nano (3rd generation) iPod nano (2nd generation) iPod nano (1st generation) iPod classic iPod classic iPod classic iPod photo iPod photo iPod (5th generation) iPod (5th generation) iPod (4th generation) iPod (4th generation) iPod (3rd generation) iPod (3rd generation) iPod mini

       : You cannot connect iPod as a source.

Check your iPod/iPhone. The connectable model depends on the generation. Check with your manufacturer for the generation of your iPod/iPhone.

iPod/iPhone may not be available in certain market.

Your iPod/iPhone


Reselect your iPod/iPhone.

Your KENWOOD receiver

DPX-3000U

Reselect your KENWOOD receiver.


iPod/iPhone connection

You cannot connect iPod as a source.
Connect as follows:

To listen music and watch video

KNA-13HC + KCA-iP103

KNA-13HC
KCA-iP103

・High Speed HDMI cable
・USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod (Audio)

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed KENWOOD accessory iPod cable, HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KNA-13HC

KNA-13HC

High Speed HDMI cable

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed KENWOOD HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone).
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone) in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KCA-HD100 + KCA-iP103

KCA-HD100
KCA-iP103

・High Speed HDMI cable
・USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod (Audio)

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed KENWOOD accessory iPod cable, HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KCA-HD100

KCA-HD100

High Speed HDMI cable

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed KENWOOD HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone).
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone) in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KCA-iP302

KCA-iP302

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for KENWOOD visual model

KCA-iP212

KCA-iP212

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for KENWOOD visual model

KCA-iP202

KCA-iP202

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for KENWOOD visual model

KCA-iP22F

KCA-iP22F

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for KENWOOD visual model

KCA-iP301V

KCA-iP301V

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for KENWOOD visual model

KCA-iP240V

KCA-iP240V

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for KENWOOD visual model

KCA-iP300V

KCA-iP300V

iPod video/audio direct cable for KENWOOD visual model

KNA-i909

KNA-i909

iPhone 3G/iPod video/audio interface cable for KENWOOD navigation model (japan)

To listen music

Include model

KCA-iP103

KCA-iP103

USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod (Audio)

Lightning to USB Cable

Lightning to USB Cable

Do not keep the Apple Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone) in the car to avoid damage by heat.
Video files cannot be played back through this connection.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

To listen to music via Bluetooth.

The Bluetooth settings are necessary for connection.

KCA-iP102

KCA-iP102

iPhone & iPod audio direct cable for KENWOOD audio model

KCA-iP101

KCA-iP101

iPhone & iPod audio direct cable for KENWOOD audio model

KCA-iP100

KCA-iP100

iPod audio direct cable for KENWOOD audio model

KCA-iP200

KCA-iP200

iPod audio direct cable for KENWOOD audio model

KCA-iP500

KCA-iP500

iPod audio interface kit


Title display possibility SW position1 SW position2
The title named with iTunes can be displayed.no Down Up DownUp

Remark


Common notes

Before connecting KCA-iP500 to KENWOOD control unit, please make sure your iPod's software is updated to the latest version which are possible to download from APPLE OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
If the software is not updated,connection problem with KCA-iP500 may happen, and the Control unit may not properly playback music files from your iPod.

Data information is dependant on the Head Unit display capability.

Depending on the connected control unit, source name may be displayed "EXT-MEDIA", "*-MEDIA" or CD Changer ("CD-CH"etc.).
Please see the manual of the control unit.

DNPS function of the control unit cannot be operated with KCA-iP500.
(Please see the manual of the control unit about the DNPS (Disc Name PreSet) function.)

After connecting your iPod to the KCA-iP500, the first track played will be the track you played last with your iPod,and "RESUMING"will be displayed while playback, since the title number and title name can not be displayed correctly.
When browsing item or title is changed, the first track selected will be automatically recongnized as track number 1,disc number1 in the Playlist,and correct title number and name will be displayed.

KNA-i990

KNA-i990

iPod video/audio interface cable for KENWOOD navigation model (japan)

KNA-i770

KNA-i770

iPod video/audio interface cable for KENWOOD navigation model (japan)

KNA-i77

KNA-i77

iPod video/audio interface cable for KENWOOD navigation model (japan)


Be sure to update the KENWOOD unit to the latest firmware. (April 5, 2010)
*See Update Guide
 

Be sure to update the KENWOOD unit to the latest firmware. (July 28, 2009)
*See Update Guide
 

Be sure to update the KENWOOD unit to the latest firmware. (December 11, 2007)
*See Update Guide
 

Please use the cable in the iPod housing base.

Plays back music files only.

iPod cannot be charged during connection.

Note: If your "USB" connected devise does not function (e.g. iPhone4, etc. ), please re-connect your "USB" device using "iPod 1 USB port".
Need help, please contact us;
For USA customer's please dial (310) 761-8802 or toll free 1-800-KENWOOD (536-9663)
For Canadian customer's please send an e-mail to techsupport@KENWOOD.ca

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed KENWOOD accessory iPod cable and the Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.
Video files cannot be played back through this connection.

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with the attached iPod cable and Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.
Video files cannot be played back through this connection.

Audio Signal Only.
No output for audio and video signal of video file when connecting the iPod 5th generation.

Audio/Video Signal compatible.

The cable equivalent to KCA-iP100 is included.

The cable equivalent to KCA-iP101 is included.

The cable equivalent to KCA-iP301V is included.

When the DNPS function of the center unit is operated, system will restrict title selection or other functions of the iPod for ten seconds. (Will resume in ten seconds.)

Connectivity between KCA-iP500 and "KVT" & "DDX" series video models.
When the disc is changed, "EJECT" will show up instantly.
Song file over #101 may not be displayed correctly on some of the 'KVT' & 'DDX' video models.
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The list of the playlist etc. cannot be correctly displayed and controlled.

The Fast Forwarding and Reviewing function does not operate.
(File search function is available.)
When KCA-iP500 is connected to KCA-S210A, no other slave unit is possible to connect.

The Browsing item selectable is only "PLAYLIST".

When switching playlist etc., disc number "7" may show up instantly.

Sound jumps during playback.

If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 4.1, sound jumps during playback.

When the iOS 4.1 software is used, sound jumps during playback. Upgrade it to the latest version.

If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 4.1, resume play may be disabled.

If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 5.0, resume play may be disabled.

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Attention

"Made for iPod" and "Made for iPhone" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.

iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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Audio File Specification

About MP3, WMA, WAV and FLAC

The playable MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC file (hereafter called Audio file) and the media format has the following limitation. The Audio file, which is not conforming to the specification, may not play normally, or the file and folder names may not display correctly.

Playable Audio file

MP3 Extension .mp3
Format MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 file
Transfer bit rate 8-320 kbps / Variable Bit Rate
Sampling frequency 8/ 11.025/ 12/ 16/ 22.05/ 24/ 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Joint STEREO
ID3 Tag (Ver.1) Ver1.0/ 1.1 (Title/ Artist/ Album)
ID3 Tag (Ver.2) Ver2.2/ 2.3/ 2.4 (Title/ Artist/ Album : Does not support picture display.)
WMA Extension .wma
Format The file in accordance with Windows Media Audio
(Except for the file for Windows Media Player 9 or after which applies the new functions)
Transfer bit rate 32-192 kbps / Variable Bit Rate
Sampling frequency 8/ 11.025/ 12/ 16/ 22.05/ 24/ 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
DRM file
Professional
Lossless
Voice
WMA Tag (Content Description) (Title/ Artist)
WMA Tag (Extended Content Description) (WM/Album Title)
WAV
(USB device)
Extension .wav
Format RIFF waveform Audio Format (only for LinearPCM)
Sampling frequency 44.1 KHz
Bit count 16 bit
Channel Stereo/Monaural
FLAC
(USB device)
Extension .flac
Format Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
Sampling frequency 8/ 11.025/ 12/ 16/ 22.05/ 24/ 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Channel Stereo/Monaural
Bit count 16 bit
Compression level 0/ 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8

Do not attach the extensions to files other than the Audio file. If the extension is attached, the file, which is not the Audio file, will play and outputs a loud noise, causing damage to the speaker.

The files with copy protection cannot be played.

Audio files cannot be played depending on the encoding software setting, USB device type, and/or recording conditions.

The unit may not be compatible with upgrade of compression format standard and additional specifications.

There are times when play time is not displayed correctly depending on the Audio file recording conditions.

Supreme is not applied for songs that have been encoded at a variable bit rate.

Sound of WAVE file may be interrupted depending on the performance of the recording media.

Playable storage media file system

CD-R/RW File system (Windows) ISO 9660 Level 1/2
ISO 9660 Level 3
Romeo
Joliet
Long File Name
File system (Macintosh)
File system (UNIX)
Multi-Session *1
USB device File system (Windows) *2 FAT12
FAT16
FAT32
File system (Macintosh)
File system (UNIX)

CD-RW discs which are quick formatted by the writing software cannot be used.

When recording to the maximum CD-R/RW media capacity at once, the writing software is set to "Disc at once".

Joliet is recommended for file system of CD-R/RW. With other file systems, the display may not be shown correctly depending on the operating conditions.

*1 For CD-DA/ audio file mixed disc, the unit plays only the playback system recorded at the first setout.

*2 Multi Partition : Not compatible (Some USB devices may have multiple partitions that will be invisible on Windows OS.)

When the CD-R/RW recorded by CD-ROM MODE 2 (XA) format cannot be played, please record again by using CD-ROM MODE 1 writing format.

Limitation of structure for the file and the folder

CD-R/RW Maximum number of directory levels 8
Maximum number of folders 500
Maximum number of files per folder 500
Maximum number of files and folders 500
USB device Maximum number of folder layers 8
Maximum number of folders (per folder) 500
Maximum number of folders (per device) *1 500
Maximum number of files (per folder) 999
Maximum number of files and folders (per device) 15000

It may take time to start playing depending on the recording conditions such as file hierarchy and folder structure.

*1 This includes the Root folder (the folder in the top level). The number of folders shown on your PC is less than it by 1.

The maximum number of characters for display

File/Folder name 64 characters (CD: 32 characters, Joliet: 16 characters)
MP3 ID3 Tag Ver. 1.x 30 characters
Ver. 2.x 64 characters
WMA Contents property 64 characters
WAV 64 characters
FLAC 64 characters

Number of characters is based on byte unit.

File/Folder name is the number of the characters including the extensions.

This unit can display the following versions of MP3 ID3 tag: version 1.0/ 1.1/ 2.2/ 2.3/ 2.4

Playing order of the Audio file

The Audio file plays in the order which is written by CD writing software. You may be able to set the playing order by writing the play sequence numbers such as "01" to "99" at the beginning of the file name.

Audio files are played in order of file names. You can specify the order of playback by numbering files in a folder. (USB device)

Example

Folder : Folder
Audio file : Audio file

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About USB device

Notes on Use of the USB device

This unit can play audio files stored in the flash memory and digital audio player that have a USB port (these devices are referred to as USB devices in this document).
The following restrictions are placed on the types and usage of available USB devices:

Available USB Devices

USB standard USB 1.1 / USB 2.0
Transfer Speed Full speed (Max. 12 Mbps)
USB class Mass storage class (MSC device)
USB subclass SCSI
Protocol Bulk Only
Current supply Max. 1 A (iPod/iPhone) / Max. 500 mA (USB)

USB Mass Storage Class:
USB devices that the PC can recognize as an external storage without using any special driver or application software.

Contact the sales agent as to whether your USB device conforms to the USB mass storage class specs.

Using an unsupported USB device can result in abnormal playback or display of the audio file.
Even if you use the USB device conforming to the above specs, audio files cannot be played normally depending on the type or condition of the USB device.

Some of the functions is are limited with a certain USB device.

Normal operation and power supply is not guaranteed against every USB devices.

About the Connection of the USB device

Do not directly connect the USB device to the USB connector on the panel. Connect it using a cable.

When connecting the USB device, usage of the CA-U1EX (500 mA Max: option) is recommended.

Normal playback is not guaranteed when a cable other than the USB compatible cable is used. Connecting a cable whose total length is longer than 5 m can result in abnormal playback.

You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub.

Install the USB device in the place where it will not prevent you from driving your vehicle properly.

Do not leave the USB device in the vehicle for a long time. It can deform or damage due to direct sunlight, high temperature, etc.

Take backups of the audio files used with this unit. The files can be erased depending on the operating conditions of the USB device.
We shall have no compensation for any damage arising out of erasure of the stored data.

Leave the cap on when not using an USB device.

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