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Kenwood DDX512 (DDX-512)

Double DIN 6.1" TFT-LCD Monitor with DVD, CD, MP3, USB Multimedia Player (DDX-512)

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General Features:

  • In-dash DVD, CD, MP3, USB Multimedia Player
  • iPod USB direct connectivity via your standard iPod-to-USB connection cable allows you to charge, control, and playback your iPod through the receiver and stereo system
  • 6.1" LCD Touchscreen display
  • Power Output:
  • User selectable button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • Tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • Dynamic Soundstage Organizer
  • System Q equalizer with 3 EQ bands

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front and switchable rear/non-fading subwoofer)
  • Wireless remote control ready: Kenwood KNA-RCDV330 required and sold separately.
  • Navigation Ready: Kenwood KNA-G510 required and sold separately
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready with subscription and the purchase of one of the following adapters required and sold separately:
  • HD Radio Ready: Kenwood KTC-HR200 required and sold separately.
  • Bluetooth Ready: Kenwood KCA-BT200 required and sold separately.
  • NavTraffic Ready: Subscription with either one of the following: Kenwood GXM30 XM/NavTraffic Receiver or Kenwood GTM10 FM Traffic Receiver
  • iPod Audio/Video Ready: Allows you to charge and control your iPod files through the Kenwood head unit with the purchase of the following adapter:
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 required and sold separately
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm headphone jack style allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Rear USB input for control of USB Memory Sticks and other portable storage units via USB.
  • 1 set of Rear RCA Audio/Video Inputs for playback of external audio/video device such as an Xbox360 or PS3.
  • Rear camera audio/video input
  • CD Changer controls
Note: 2008 release Kenwood receivers feature the Kenwood Advanced Bus (KAB) systems instead of the older 5-Line changer connectors to connect optional Satellite Radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and iPod accessories. KAB equipped systems will allow users to experience improved audio fidelity and increased responsiveness from external sources!

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood DDX514 (DDX-514))

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Security Code
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
No
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
22 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
2 Pairs (Front and Switchable Rear/Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
System Q-EX/System E's+ -- 3 EQ Bands and 6 Presets
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
User Selectable
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
98 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DivX
VCD (MPEG-1)
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Rear
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs
Front 3.5mm

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Optional
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Yes
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Universal)
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
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)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
73%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
5%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.5
Design
4.9
Usability
4.6
Spungus X

NJ

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What doesn't this do?

August 12, 2011

Very nice unit. Easy to use, easy to see in sunlight, and has a slew of add-ons available. Also looks nice. Great iPod interface. Good video quality.

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uvedicus

colorado springs, CO

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Nice equipment

January 10, 2010

I think this is a awesome radio. The only thing I don't like about it is you must have the actual accessory to control the iPod. Other than that like I said it works amazingly!

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Erin

cookeville, TN

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December 3, 2009

This is the best purchase i have ever made! great options. great color and pic. movies work very well with no distortion. would buy again!

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James

The colony, TX

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Great Value!

November 24, 2009

Great value, good unit, had way more features than one actually needs but it is great to have them if you want them. For the money it can't be beat.

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Michael

Palm Bay, FL

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October 29, 2009

Great product. A little slow on loading images from USB but other then that I cant ask for anything more.

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William

Arlington, TN

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Gr8 headunit , fantastic display

October 12, 2009

I just installed the ddx512 today and WOW is all I can say great display on DVD playback and the sound is fantastic !! I have the factory sub in my 05 f150 and this unit gave me alot more bass than the factory headunit. The iPod cable works with my iPhone and well worth the 29 bucks. If your on the fence about this unit buy it you will be very happy with it !!! I gave it 5 stars on Durability just because of the kenwood name

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Robert

Gillette, WY

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Freaking Awesome Product!

October 9, 2009

This stereo head unit is the best one i have ever purchased and I love that it is touchscreen. videos look good, some distortion nothing to bothersome. Sonicelectronix is a great place to buy from!!! fast shipping and great customer service. i would recommend this site and this head unit to anyone i know.

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Christopher

Huntington Beach, CA

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Good buy

September 28, 2009

This is a great head unit. Good sound, awesome dvd playback and fast shiing from the suplier. Only downside is this unit, is heavily outdated compare to newer ones on the market. for relatively the same price, you can find another updated version. Go newer, but if u really like this one, its great!

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al

Hollywood, FL

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Great

September 9, 2009

Very good radio for the price. greatly improves reception and sound on the Bose speakers. Make sure to get the current software on the product website so it can read a larger USB drive. No complaints so far and I've had it over 6 months now.

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Adult

Vienna, VA

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Good Middle of the Road Stereo

August 28, 2009

I've had this in for about 6 months now. The interface took a while to get used to, but now it is easy and intuitive to use. Sound quality is decent. Nothing amazing, but much better than stock. Basically, you get a lot of stereo for the price. You can find better, but you'll pay more. You definitely won't find anything better for a lower price.

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kostas

Greece

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August 25, 2009

Excellent product fast shipping. Im very happy for you guys. are professionals and i wont stop buying from you. keep the good work. thanks in advance.

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Arthur

San Diego, CA

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Good product

August 13, 2009

Excellent product. Works amazing. Easy to use. get a lot of compliments.

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Chris

South Jordan, UT

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Great deck with plenty of expandability.

July 21, 2009

I finally reached the end of the Internet while comparing the many decks I bad to choose from. The DDX-512 seemed to get the best reviews more often than not. How can you go wrong with all the optional add-ons. The screen quality is great and had more power than my last deck. A definite buy rating if you ask me. One of my favorite features is the zone control. The kids can listen and watch their movies in the back while my iPod plays in the front. Love it!

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Sam

Akron, OH

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Do it Yourself Friendly

February 15, 2009

After receiving a quote from an audio installer I found this radio priced out $300 less here. I have only installed one other radio myself and found it to be remarkably easy to install. I had some challenges with my factory wiring harness and understanding the colored wires but the directions were good and with some help from the forum pages of my car I was able to get it installed. If you decide to later choose the Blue Tooth module and the Sirius you do not need the switcher box as I was told to purchase. There is a pass through and you can piggy back them. Again read all the directions carefully. Once fully installed I am amazed at how many features this radio has. I learn something new every time I glance through the book. It makes my stock speakers sound awesome. My phone pairs with the radio's bluetooth and I can make hands-free calls. It also plays my music stored on my phone. DVD'S sound like you are at the theatre!!!! If you do not have navigation already then get the nav model. Garmin navigation is awesome. I like the separate buttons for volume and source features. The other model boasts a 7 in screen but the volume button is absolutely too small and this model also have a front loading AV in port. It takes a little while to get used to touch screen but once you get used to it you can easily navigate and drive at the same time. For the money this was a great investment. Sonic has excellent customer support where you get to speak to a human.

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Derek

Charlotte, NC

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Feature Packed, No complaints!

January 8, 2009

Great unit. Installed in my '06 Tacoma, with Sirius, ipod cable, NAV, backup camera. All the interfaces to each accessory is perfect. Love the ipod control. There isn't a feature this thing is lacking. Full audio control. Love the unit. Highly recommended especially for the price. I installed without an amp and new speakers and it still performs excellent.

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Robert

Corvallis, OR

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Awesome Deck, Unbeatable Price

December 4, 2008

I just installed this unit in my car and I love it. the User Interface is awesome and with the Firmware Update the Ipod Cable works with my Iphone, which is awesome. If you looking to spend $400.00 this is the one you want and the Customer Service I received from Sonic Electroix was worth more than I paid.

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Eric

State College, PA

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FJ Cruiser

November 10, 2008

Installed easily with well labeled and sufficient lengths of wire. Has lots of expandability options like navigation, bluetooth, ipod adapter, xm/sirius/hd radio. Great product for rearview camera as it allows you have the camera video input on while listening to music. Easy to use file reading system for mp3 CDs. Nice button/screen color adjustability. Touch screen works well and has a crosshair when you touch it, like a mouse pointer. Has 1 additional audio/video input in addition to camera video input. Only has 2 sets of amp preouts, front and rear/subwoofer. Subwoofer preout has adjustable level in menu if selected over rear preout. Good product overall. Hard to beat quality for the money.

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Dustin

Fishers, IN

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Excellent!!

November 10, 2008

This thing is sweet for the price you get it for it has and does anything i need and want from a head unit. I have subwoofers and watch movies on it. It looks and sounds prefect this is the one you want by far!!!!

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Bogdan

Phoenix, AZ

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Look somewhere else, Kenwood decided to go cheap on this one

August 11, 2008

If you plan on running your speakers off the deck, this stereo will work great. If you plan on adding an amplifier for a sub and run speakers off the deck, again, it'll work great. If you plan on having a mids/highs amplifier and a subwoofer amplifier, you're out of luck. Kenwood cheaped out of including an extra subwoofer out jack, and thus decided to make the head unit "share" it's rear RCAs between rears and subwoofer. If you try to add both types of amps, you're out of luck. You either get full frequency and no control of the subwoofer, or low frequencies and control of the sub(s). Kenwood tech support is of no use, basically suggested I don't use my amp and run the speakers off the deck, or split the signal off the front channels to all the channels on the mids/highs amp - Anyone looking for a $500 dollar stereo with no Fade control, this one is for you. I'm stuck having to run a line converter on the stereo itself to get additional preamp outs and subwoofer control... Had I not had the Sirius stuff and very good luck with my old kenwood deck (great recommendation at the time from Sonic), I would have probably bought something else... or even if I knew about this issue...

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Hector

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Awesome Unit

July 10, 2008

I have this unit in my 2008 Colorado, and man this unit is nice. Sounds great and the touchscreen is great. Video playback is awesome would highly recommend.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

DDX512

UPC

019048176516

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

ddx512

Internal Product ID

12048

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: Kenwood DDX512 (DDX-512)