Touchscreen + Remote Control
Android & iPhone Integration
Disc & USB Playback
Audio & DSP Section
AV + OEM Connectivity
Touchscreen + Remote Control
6.2" Clear Resistive Touchscreen: The Kenwood DDX374BT
features a 6.2" widescreen (16:9) clear resistive touchscreen LCD with LED
backlighting. The clear resistive touchscreen LCD provides a high contrast
ratio, crystal clear display, and vivid text. The LCD touchscreen has a
resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with easy-to-identify icons,
making menu navigation easy.
- Aspect Ratio & Picture Adjustment: You can change the
aspect ratio for video playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3
LB), or Normal (4:3), or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video
signal). You can also adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color,
tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video
- Custom Home Screen & Backgrounds: You can
customize the head unit's Home Screen by rearranging the icons and moving the icons
of the six sources you use
most to this screen. You can choose between nine preset
background images or download your own JPEG still image (800 x 480) for use as
the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
- Clock Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock
which is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in
the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the
LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode.
Pressing and holding the Power/Menu button turns the unit off completely.
Note: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must
be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view
video unless your vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged. If you attempt to view
video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply
display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion
(parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu
screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.
Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the left edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button
illumination, as well as display background color from the following preset
colors - Blue, Purple, Aqua, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan
(Scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color
that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). The Kenwood
logo and eject button remain red, regardless of variable color illumination
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim the head unit's display
& front-panel illumination automatically when your vehicle's light switch is
turned On, if you have the unit's orange/white "Illumination" wire connected to
your vehicle's headlamp circuit. You can also choose to dim the display
manually. The Kenwood logo and eject button remain the same brightness.
Remote Control: The Kenwood DDX374BT offers compatibility
with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and is compatible
with Kenwood's IR wireless remote control (sold separately) for added
- Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit
features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow)
within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory
radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional
- Optional Remote Control: The optional Kenwood
KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (,
sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood DVD head unit. The
wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The
remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at
the front-panel of the Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight.
Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DDX374BT is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth 3.0 allowing you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.2 (Phone Book Access Profile),
GAP (Generic Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Kenwood DDX374BT. Visit
for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth
Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: You can pair
up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit, with a maximum of
two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio device connected at one time,
making it easier to switch between devices. When an already paired Bluetooth
device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function
automatically pairs the two units.
- Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DDX374BT
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
- Auto Pairing (via USB): You can even pair your Apple
iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running Kenwood Music Play App) by
simply connecting it to the Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single
prompt on the head unit's display.
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The head unit
supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech
capability, the Kenwood DDX374BT provides more natural sound quality and details
during wireless calls. The touchscreen controls of the DDX374BT can be used
to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also
includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on
your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your
vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch
between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands
- Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone
number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's
touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming
call immediately (within 5 seconds).
- Dialing a Number: Using the DDX374BT, you can dial a
phone number in one of the following ways:
- Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly
dial a phone number up to 30 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Preset Dialing: Allows you to register up to 5
phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from
the head unit's touchscreen.
- Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the
DDX374BT. You can then use the head unit's touchscreen to dial a contact
from the downloaded phone book.
You can search the phone book alphabetically.
- Call History: The Call History is a list of calls
that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can
dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 10
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply press the
voice control button on the head unit's front-panel and speak into
the included microphone.
Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out
using any option without engaging the vehicle's parking brake.
External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX374BT includes an
external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice
command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality
versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic
and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the
microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features
an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs
into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an
integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or
taped to your dash.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood DDX374BT supports
wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled
smartphone or audio player. You are able to stream your
stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music
apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood DDX374BT for playback.
- SBC & AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the DDX374BT offers support of AAC
codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple devices. By
supporting AAC, the DDX374BT offers better audio performance of the music
streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
- Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback
functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DDX374BT lets you
browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4
phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
- Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also
display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist
name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so
you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an
iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood DDX374BT has the ability
to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply
press-and-hold down on the head unit's "VOICE/TEL" button to engage Siri and use
the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard
through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free
calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation,
and more can be done through the DDX374BT and its microphone. You can even ask
Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will
heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on
your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides
Note: The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display
hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of
Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DDX374BT; visual data will still
need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Android & iPhone Integration Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity:
DDX374BT's rear-panel USB port lets you connect select Android smartphones that
support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood does not guarantee operation with
all Android devices. Click
for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two
Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to
and how you want to control it.
- Hand Mode: The Kenwood DDX374BT supports Android Open
Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS
4.1+) to the DDX374BT's rear-panel USB port and listen to stored music and
music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood head unit. You'll be
able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and
Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from
your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not
display song/artist information; only "Hand Mode" will show up on
the touchscreen display.
You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's
screen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and
applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to
music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your
smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until
you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
- Kenwood Music Play: Downloading the
onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone with AOA
2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android
device through the Kenwood DVD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets
you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's
touchscreen controls. You can browse your stored music library by Playlist,
Artist, Song, Album, or Genre (the music files in these categories can be
searched alphabetically or numerically). You can also control Play/Pause and
Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will
display song/artist information. You can exit the Kenwood Music Play app to
access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while
your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you
make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music
in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and
then start back up again.
Note: Kenwood does not guarantee operation with all Android
iPod Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX374BT supports
direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone through its
rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input. The DDX374BT offers audio/video playback,
music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone
models. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning
connector-to-USB cable (
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood
DDX374BT for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and
music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Kenwood DVD
receiver. Video playback is not supported.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPhone 4S
with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on
your Apple device through the Kenwood DDX374BT. Using Kenwood's KCA-IP202 iPod
video cable (,
sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and
music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies
and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the Kenwood DDX374BT. If you only
desire audio playback, you can simply us the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
iPhone 4S to connect the device to the DDX374BT.
Note: You must indicate how you are connecting your
Apple iPod/iPhone device with the head unit's menu.
iPod/iPhone Control: The Kenwood DDX374BT lets you control
your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's
touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app.
- Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows
you to navigate your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song,
Genre, Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each of these categories using the head
unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in
alphabetical order). The head unit also supports basic playback functions
such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and
Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. In Head Unit Control mode, the
DDX374BT will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including
Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album
- Apps Control Mode (for iPhone 4S): The App control Mode allows you to
navigate stored music, music apps, stored video, and video apps from an
iPhone 4S with a
30-pin connector, using Kenwood's KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (,
sold separately). You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like
Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track) from the head unit,
but advanced navigation functions will be locked. Not all apps will be
compatible and control will be limited. There is no music information
displayed when this unit is set to iPod/App Control mode. Instead, the head
unit will display "iPhone App and iPod Control Mode" (song/artist
information will need to viewed on your iPhone's LCD screen).
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of
current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android
smartphone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge
the iPad or Android tablets. If your mobile device has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX374BT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 11/17/2016):
| Apple Device|| Generation|| Tested Version|| Media Type|| Control Type|| Specific Apps|| Display Type|| Bluetooth|| Charge|
| Audio|| Video|| Head Unit|| iPod/iPhone|| App Mode|| Spotify|| iHeart|| Pandora|| Song/Artist Text|| Track Info || Album Art || Phone|| Audio|| Siri|
| 4S|| 9.3.5|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|
| SE|| 10.1.1|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|
| 5/5C/5S|| 10.1.1|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|
| 6/6+/6S/6S+|| 10.1.1|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|
| 7/7+|| 10.1.1|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|
| 5th|| 9.3.5|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|
| 6th|| 10.1.1|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|
| nano |
| 7th|| 1.02 PC|| Y|| N|| Y|| N|| N|| N|| N|| N|| Y|| Y|| Y|| N|| Y|| N|| Y|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone & Android): You can access
online music services on your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-paired Android
smartphone through the Kenwood DDX374BT receiver. Your compatible mobile device
will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G,
EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.
- Pandora: The free Pandora App (either from
) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through
the DDX374BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or
Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. The Kenwood DDX374BT provides control over
the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
You can select Pandora stations from your station or genre list and sort
them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on
the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a
station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active
Pandora account is required.
- Spotify: The DDX374BT has the ability to playback &
control content from the Spotify music app on your USB-connected iPhone (iOS
8.0+) device or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. Simply download the
Spotify music app onto your device from
. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists,
albums and radio stations through the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen &
front-panel controls. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD
touchscreen. If you are a
user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can
enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
- iHeartRadio Auto: The free iHeartRadio Auto app
) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service
through the Kenwood DDX374BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 8.0+)
or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (4.0+). The iHeartRadio music service
provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast
(including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The DDX374BT will
provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station
identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel
controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories
(Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local
selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area.
The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop,
country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for
you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities
can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite
stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active
iHeartRadio account is required.
Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend
on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not
supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood DDX374BT is SiriusXM-Ready and
compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (
sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM
programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out
the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages
Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel List w/ Category Search: A channel list
displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function
searches for channels in a certain category.
- Song/Artist Info: Displayed Information such as Channel
Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head
- SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 20 SiriusXM Satellite
Radio station presets can be saved. Presets (P1-P5) of the current band are
recognized as SmartFavorites and offer advanced features like Instant
Replay, TuneStart, & TuneScan.
- TuneStart: TuneStart allows you to choose whether
to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to
a Smart Favorite preset channel on the current band.
- TuneScan: TuneScan gives you a short preview of the
songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music
channels on the currently tuned band.
- Instant Replay: You can pause, rewind, and replay
content from the currently tuned SiriusXM channel. The SiriusXM tuner will
continually buffer up to 60 minutes of audio from the currently tuned
channel. You can also rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any missed
content from a SmartFavorite preset on the currently tuned band.
- Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable
content for children can be blocked.
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM
tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DDX374BT features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. 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. Not only does the multimedia receiver's tuner allow you manually enter
your desired presets (18FM/6AM) you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations
with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature
when traveling. Mono mode reduces the noise (static) when a
stereo broadcast is received as monaural (for FM band only).
- RDS (Radio Data System): RDS (Radio Data System) 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.
- Emergency Alerts: RDS features an emergency transmission function which interrupts regular
programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe
- Traffic Information: 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.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX374BT has a front-loading
disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or
fold-down. The DDX374BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW,
CD-Audio, & CD-R/RW discs. The head unit supports a variety of music, video, and
photo files via CD and DVD.
- Off Eject: A disc can be ejected even the unit is
turned off, as long as your vehicle's key is in the start or accessory
- Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within
15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot
to protect it from dust; playback starts automatically.
USB Mass Storage Devices: The DDX374BT features a rear-panel
USB-A 2.0 port attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 39" cable. The USB
port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices - like USB thumbdrives and portable digital music players.
The head unit even lets you select between the internal memory or external
memory of a portable digital music player.You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's
USB port for playback, control, and metadata display of a variety of music,
video, and photo files. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged
when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's
ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.
File Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX374BT supports the
following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded
onto a USB mass storage class device.
| Media Type|| Disc (CD-R/RW or
DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW)|| USB (MSC)|
| File System||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
| Playable File Types|| Audio||MP3:
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz|
WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of
AAC: bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32-48 kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
| Video ||MPEG-1:
352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)|
MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576
32x32 to 1232x672 pixels|
| Maximum # of Folders/Files||250 folders/5,000
files (999 files per folder)|
| Tags||MP3 ID3-tags,
WMA/AAC/FLAC-tags, & Album Art|
Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to
search folders and audio/video/picture files recorded on a disc or stored on a
USB MSC device.
Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control
certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has
4 function areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current
chapter over, or the right 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 activates the source control screen.
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 4-digit password.
Audio & DSP Section
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DDX374BT utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal to
Noise ratio up to 99dB.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX374BT is equipped
with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET
amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased
power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More
power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the
DDX374BT are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
6ch/4V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The DDX374BT features front,
rear and subwoofer 4.0-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker pre-outs are
balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and
offers independent level control (-50 to +10 dB).
Vehicle Setup: In order to optimize the sound quality in
your vehicle, you can indentify the type of vehicle you have, select speaker
sizes & locations, as well as configure listening distances.
- Car Type: Select your car type to automatically set the
delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each
channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size
Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off
- Speaker Size: You can select which size speakers are in
your vehicle - Tweeter (Small, Medium, Large, or None), Front & Rear (3.5",
4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None), and
Sub (6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or Over, None).
- Rear Speaker location: You can indicate the location of
your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd
- DTA (Digital Time Alignment): For a better sound-stage
you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All,
Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune
the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the
distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your
High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: The receiver offers
independent high pass filters for tweeters, front speakers, and rear speakers;
as well as a low pass crossover for the unit's sub out.
- Tweeter: set high pass filter (HPF)
for your tweeters
- Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz,
6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
- Gain: -8 to 0 dB
- Front & Rear: independently set high pass filter (HPF)
for your front & rear speakers
- Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz,
90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
- Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
- Gain: -8 to 0 dB
- Sub: set low pass filter (LPF)
for unit sub out
- Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz,
90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
- Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
- Phase: Reverse (180°),
- Gain: -8 to 0 dB
Equalizer: The Kenwood DDX374BT offers 8 EQ Presets
for easy adjustment, a
13-band EQ for customized tuning, and a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets
can be stored
for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.
- Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes
(Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User) suitable for
the music genre of your choice.
- 13-Band EQ: The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head
unit's 13-band EQ (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz,
2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency's gain level can be
adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB, while the Q-factor can be adjusted to 1.35,
1.5, or 2.0
- Drive EQ: The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music over road
noise. It boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to
Music Enhancements: You can restore the sound lost due to
audio compression, as well as enhance the sound by virtually manipulating the
- Sound Realizer: When MP3, WMA, or AAC files encoded at
a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Realizer
feature boosts low frequencies which can be lost during compression. Set to
Level 1, Level 1, Level 3, or Off.
- Supreme: When MP3, WMA, or AAC files encoded at a low
bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Supreme Setting
function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to
files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the
compression format and the bit rate used. When the Supreme Setting is Off,
the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
- Space Enhancer & Stage EQ: You can set the Space
Enhancer to Small, Large, or Off. Each setting value indicates the
soundscape level. You can also virtually raise the sound position heard from
your speakers; the Stage EQ can be set to High, Middle, Low, or Off.
Volume Level & Bass Management: The DVD receiver offers
several volume level adjustments to tailor the audio output of your sources. The
DDX374BT also provides bass management to get the most impact out of your system.
- Volume Offset: 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 -8
- 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
- Bass Boost & DC Extension: The DDX374BT features a
four-step Bass Boost (Off/1/2/3) to enhance your music's lower frequencies.
When "Bass DC Extension is turned on, frequencies lower than 6.25 Hz are set
the same gain level as the unit's 13-Band EQ 62.5 Hz gain setting.
- Loudness: This function enhances low and high
frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.
Source Beep: The in-dash receiver provides an audible beep
to confirm source selection. This function can be turned On or Off.
AV + OEM Connectivity
AV Input: The Kenwood DDX374BT DVD receiver is fitted
with a rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio/video input to connect external AV
sources, such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner. The rear-panel AV
input also serves as the input for Kenwood's proprietary
KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (sold separately).
Rear Camera Input: The unit features a composite
video input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood
sold separately). By connecting a rear view camera, you can use the in-dash
receiver's touchscreen LCD to see what's behind you when backing up.
- Parking Guide Lines: When a rear-view camera is
connected and you are viewing a rear view image, parking guide lines appear
on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded
horizontal guidelines and two vertical guidelines.
- Rear-View Auto Switching: 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. The purple/white wire (attached to rear chassis) must be
connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video
switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up
aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In
addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure
everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack
allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold
separately). The video output can display a DVD, USB, or AV-input video signal
when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking
brake is engaged or not.
OEM Integration: This Kenwood DVD receiver is compatible
with the iDatalink Maestro RR (,
sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket
Kenwood receiver to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that
feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory
OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, select Toyota/Scion
vehicles, and select Volkswagens with factory digital amplifier.
- Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, Toyota/Scion, and VW owners swap
out their factory radio for this aftermarket Kenwood head unit; while
retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface,
Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic
that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular
vehicle). *Retained features will vary by vehicle.
- Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink
Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate
controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges,
Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar
Warning), and Visual Park Assist. *Extra features will vary by vehicle.
Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable,
which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module
with the correct firmware from
. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll
also need a
(sold separately). The Kenwood receiver's OEM
Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory
system before initial operation.