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iPod to Kenwood Auxiliary Adapter

iPod Connector Cable for Kenwood Stereos (via CD Changer plug). Also charges iPod when 12V is wired to vehicle

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iPod Connector Cable for Kenwood Stereos (via CD Changer plug). This cable is great for customers who do not want to spend $69.99 for the Kenwood KCA-iP500 which provides complete track name, etc. This cable is less expensive, sacrifices a few control features, but still provides a clean sound connection while charging your iPod.

The Kenwood head unit must have CD changer controls as this cable connects through the CD Changer port. Same as American International NC-iKEN.

  • Connector cable for compatible Kenwood radios through the CD Changer plug
  • Provides a clean connection between the iPod and head unit
  • Head unit must have CD Changer control for the connector to function
  • Not compatible with the Apple iPhone 3G, iPod Nano 4th Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and any other newly released iPods that utilize the 5V charging.

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Xscorpion KEN-IP)
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(previous model, replaced by House Brand IPOD5-KEN)

Adapter Specifications

iPod Car Adapter Type
These are the types of stereos that the iPod connection cable will be compatible with. Some are designed to work with factory/OEM radios, while others are for use with aftermarket stereos.
Aftermarket Stereos
Compatible Brands
This is the manufacturer(s) that the item is compatible with. Unless it is universal, usually the item will only be compatible with the same manufacturer.

For example, a JVC Bluetooth adapter will only work with JVC units. A Pioneer iPod adapter will only work with Pioneer head units.

Kenwood
Provides a Charge
This means that the cable will provide a charge to the iPod or iPhone while it is connected. On some cables that provide a charge, a power and ground connection will be required.
No
Allows Audio Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow audio to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
Yes
Allows Video Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow video to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
No
Cable Connection Port
This is how the cable connects to the aftermarket receiver. Some units use a USB connection, while other use the manufacturer specific port.
CD Changer Port
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

3G iPod (10, 15, 20, 30 & 40GB)
4G iPod Color & Photo (20, 30, 40, & 60GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)

Charging Adapters

iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
31%
4 Star
31%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
15%
1 Star
15%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.6
Value
3.9
Features
3.0
Design
4.1
Usability
3.8
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not, here

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Does what it's supposed to do but...

April 25, 2011

This cable works, does what it was made to do... But it was made very poorly. I have bought 2 of these over the last 2 years because 1 year is about how long it lasts. After a year any movement on the cable creates a loud static feedback noise coming from the speakers. The cables short out at the base of the ipod connector end.

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Christopher

Pottstown, PA

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Good Product but didnt work with my unit

March 25, 2011

I bought this for my extra car so I could use my iPod classic on the way to work. It charged my iPod but my Kenwood reciver didnt recognize it was attached and wouldnt play. I think it wasnt compatable with my unit the $40 cable from Kenwood worked great.

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Luc

Belgium

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Excellent product

February 6, 2011

The product does exactly what I wanted it to do. It connects my iPod to my Kenwood car radio, through the multiCD connector. Since it also charges my iPod I really like the product.

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Terry

Sugar Land, TX

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Not what i hoped for....

December 12, 2010

This item would be ideal if it was compatible with all Kenwood and iPods products. This cord does not work with the iPod touch series and the specific Kenwood Model KDC-X579. The Headunit will not recognize that anything is plugged into the system and the ipod touch
will display a message saying that charging is not compatible with the product.

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Kontrol313

Gardena, CA

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Cheap And Easy

October 7, 2010

This adapter works great, once you realize you have to reset your radio for it to be recognized. I used this in conjunction with the 3.5 mm jack since I was getting power but no sound initially. then I had to reset the radio and bam the cord worked perfectly by itself. Its great to have no wires showing. the only down side is the cable should be about a foot longer for a really clean/invisible install.

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Shane

Slidell, Louisiana

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IPOD cable for Kenwood Car Stereo (Hyundai)

September 6, 2010

Cable works fine - Hyundai Kenwood Radio - had to unplug XM input on Kenwood radio in order to use this cable, to play my iPod Touch through my car stereo. Cable works fine so far, other than one end of the jack that started to get stuck in the iPod input, and that end of the jack needed to be filed down, so it won't get stuck in the iPod .

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Scott

Spokane, WA

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Easy to hookup, however intermittent on device recognition

July 6, 2010

The cord itself was easy to hookup to the back of my stereo and it appears to universally fit various IPODs I've attached to it (Nano, Touch). However, it rarely recognizes the device each time I plug it in. I have to take the cord out of the back of the stereo, turn the stereo on/off, plug/unplug the cord into the IPOD until it finally recognizes. I have yet to figure out the right combination to get it to recognize immediately. Also, it charges on the Touch but doesn't charge on the Nano.

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J

Madison, AL

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iPod to Kenwood Auxiliary Adapter

May 7, 2010

The item didn't really work. If I connected my old CD changer to the head unit, played something, then unplugged it and plugged in the adapter/iPod, it worked as advertised. However, if I then switched to the radio and back to the CD mode (which is now the iPod), the iPod would not power up. I tried everything I could think of, but with no luck. Unfortunately connecting and disconnecting the CD changer is not an option.

The adapter may work with a newer model Kenwood, but it did not work with my 1996 model. I don't recall the model of the head unit. I have since replaced it with an iPod compatible unit.

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Shane

Slidell, La.

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Good cable - only works with older IPODS

January 18, 2010

Purchased cable for 1st Gen IPOD Touch - allows me to play my IPOD through Kenwood (Hyundai) Radio... and sounds GREAT. Also charges this Ipod (this cable).

The PROBLEM (not with the cable) is that I just treated myself to a 3rd Gen. Ipod Touch (64 GB), and this Ipod does not work with the cable (does not play through Kenwood Stereo, and does not charge. I did not know this until after purchasing the new Ipod (this one only plays and charges through USB port).

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everywhere

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Better Then Others Tried

November 9, 2009

Having tried other iPod-Kenwood cables, this one worked just fine.
Note: shutting off car and removing the key does not Automatically stop the iPod when left connected but it does charge while the car is running.

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Kehoe

Sacramento, CA

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Works as expected

July 4, 2009

Plugged right into the CD changer port in the back of the Kenwood head unit. Sound quality is great, and it charges the Ipod. I originally had the Ipod hooked through a headphone jack into the Aux port, so the charging is big improvement, and not having to raise the Ipod volume to full each time I enter the car is a plus (as well as not having to turn it down when I am not in the car).

Although this doesn't read out the artist / track title on the head unit like other similar connections, this allows you to retain control of the Ipod when plugged in, making it much easier to cycle through playlists and large lists of artists, which is the reason I picked this over other similar cables.

Only complaint is that I wish the cable was just a foot longer so it could be placed comfortable in the lap while driving.

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Pepe

Atlanta, Ga

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Well built. Great value

June 21, 2009

Pretty much plug and play. Used daily. Way superior sound quality over tape deck adapters plus it keeps the Ipod battery charged.

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Blake

Mesa, Arizona

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Ipod Cable

February 25, 2009

Works great. It charges your ipod and directly connects it to your deck. I have had no problems. The only downer is you use the ipod to choose the songs its not interfaced with the deck.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

iPod-to-Kenwood

Weight

0.20lbs

Internal SKU

acc-ipodken

Internal Product ID

10052

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: iPod to Kenwood Auxiliary Adapter