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Kenwood DNX6140 (DNX-6140)

Double DIN 6.1" TFT-LCD Monitor with Built-in GPS Navigation and Bluetooth, DVD, CD, MP3, USB, iPod Car Receiver


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Kenwood DNX6160 (DNX-6160)

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General Features:

  • In dash CD Player with Built-in GPS Navigation and Bluetooth, DVD, CD, MP3, USB, iPod Car Receiver
  • 6.1" TFT-LCD Monitor display
  • Variable color illumination
  • Selectable wallpapers and customizable backgrounds
  • Blue button lighting
  • Wireless remote control ready: Kenwood KNA-RCDV330 required and sold separately.
  • 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 warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • CR-2 tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • Station name preset
  • 24 Bit digital-to-analog converter
  • 3-Band equalizer with six presets
  • Dolby Pro Logic II
  • Source tone memory allows you to store System Q-EX and tone settings for each source
  • Road data system used to transmit data outside of normal broadcast signals
  • Dual zone capability

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front and rear/subwoofer switchable)
  • 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.
  • iPod Audio/Video Ready: Allows you to charge and control your iPod files through the Kenwood head unit with the purchase of one of the following adapters: Kenwood KCA-iP301V 3-wire adapter for audio and video files.
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Rear USB input for connection to portable media devices, iPods, etc
  • Built-in Bluetooth by Parrot
    • Noise-canceling microphone
    • Register up to 5 Bluetooth ready phones
    • Holds up to 1000 Phone numbers per phone
    • Supports auto phonebook download
    • Supports A2DP Wireless music streaming
    • Supports voice recognition dialing
  • Rear video/camera input
  • Front A/V Input
  • Steering wheel remote control ready
  • Parking brake detection

Navigation Features:

  • Built-in Garmin navigation board
  • Easy to use graphic user interface
  • Over 6 million point of interest
  • Program up to 500 waypoints
  • Text-to-speech voice guidance
  • Selectable 2D or 3D Map display
  • Track log display
  • Trip computer
  • Optional FM Traffic receiver

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood DNX571HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX570HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood eXcelon DNX6190HD)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood DNX6180)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood DNX6160 (DNX-6160))

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.
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
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.
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.
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.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Front 3.5mm

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Monitor Angle Adjustment

This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
Black Level

Navigation Features

Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
Garmin (NAVTEQ)
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Navigation During Video Playback
The feature allow the head unit to play videos while the navigation unit is still guiding them to their destination. This is ideal for those that use overhead or headrest monitors that receive a video signal from the in-dash navigation unit.
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Phone Number
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Points-of-Interest (POI) Type
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
HDD (Hard Drive)
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
Yes (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
6 Million
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.

Expandability Features

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.

Yes (Built-In/Included GPS Navigation)
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
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.

1 Set of Audio/Video RCA Outputs
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.
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.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
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.
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.

Smartphone Integration

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)
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 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 3G

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

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Average Attribution Rating



Dayton, TX


Great product

April 19, 2010

I have had this product for 6 months, i would strongly recommend this product, it almost does too much, one issue with the navigation software was fixed with a download that was easy to install. The one issue I have is the clock and radio station display is small very small and hard to see if driving and trying to glance at the time and radio station. Very good product overall.

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Good value

March 29, 2010

The Kenwood DNX6140 is a good value. Lots of useful features, excellent GPS (even in Canada), very good DVD player with easy to use features. The bluetooth allows me to program in all 4 of our phones and switch between them on the fly. It has a USB port that supports an Ipod, usb thumb drive with music, or other MP3 player. Only issue is that it only recognizes 500 songs if you are using a thumb drive without dividing the music into subdirectories. But this is not a big deal though. This is a very good unit.

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Great Britain


Very cool

March 8, 2010

Installed this in a UK Saab 93 viggen convertible which involved a saw and faith! Sounds great! Few things I don't like are the colours on the nav screen but functionally excellent. Got it hooked up with a brodit iPhone bracket and all looks factory. Bluetooth handsfree and iPhone music stuff is rocking too. Got euro maps easy enough too. Live it love it

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Vero Beach, FL


kenwood dnx6140

January 21, 2010

I could not be more pleased with this installed well works great and vary easy to use Sonic electronix could have not have been any more fair, fast, and reliable.

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Cordova, AL


Good Unit

January 19, 2010

Looks great installed, improved from my factory sound quality. The navigation is Garmin so of course it is excellent. Bluetooth has worked great for me so far, people on the other end say it just sounds like they are on speaker phone; which is to be expected. I use it with the iPhone and it is compatible and works great. The only issue I have experienced is that the Bluetooth automatically wants to use my iPhone as an audio source every time; overriding the iPod player. I have to go into the Bluetooth menu every time and override this setting, which is annoying, but not that big of a deal. I had it professionally installed in my 2006 Ford F150 Harley Davidson Edition for about $85.

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Birmingham, AL


Nice piece of equipment.

December 27, 2009

Very satisfied, overall, very good quality. One minor drawback is that Kenwood has not kept pace with the newest and best cell phones, consequently it will not pair up with my new Blackberry.

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Baton Rouger, LA


Good all around, full-feature audio-nav device

December 16, 2009

Installed this unit in a Porsche 996 for an excellent fit. The DNX-6140 has many features that make this the best full-feature navigation radio at a bargain price. Navigation - Integrated Garmin navi works flawlessly every time. Bluetooth - Parrot works flawlessly however there are two small notes. First if you leave your vehicle with the device synced, you will have to resync manually upon your return. Callers here a bit of an echo sometimes. Very excellent device otherwise. IPod integration is flawless however you cannot play your videos through the adapter kit. Additionally, once you select a genre you cannot list all songs within that genre. Playing randomly through a genre only works if you set up a root level playlist. Menus are easy and intuitive as are some minor creature comforts. The display has a wide array of color options with a random feature for fun. As others have said the power of this system is incredible. The front channel is connected to Infinity Reference 4032cf at 2ohm/speaker. The rear channels are connected to Polk Audio MM521 at 2.6ohm. Also, take advantage of the subwoofer option on the rear pre-outs. Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-1 with one 12" Alphasonik 300 Series subwoofer in a 1.4 cubic foot sealed enclosure thumps the daylights out of everyone in the car. The Kenwood DNX 6140 is possibly the best value, full-function double din unit on the market today.

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Little Elm, TX


Awesome Value!

November 13, 2009

I'm very happy with Kenwood DNX6140, works as it supposed to I didn't have any problems at all, the sound is perfect, the directions with GPS are great, the bluetooth works perfect with my cell, I recomend this product. Sonic customer service is great to help you with everything you need. Thank you.

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Wayside, NJ


Kenwood DNX6140

November 3, 2009

Overall the Kenwood DNX6140 is an outstanding product. There are two things I find a bit annoying. When connected to an ipod if you select a playlist with just a few songs, it will play them over and over ... Second, the volume level for audible instructions is quite loud and as far as I can tell is not adjustable.

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Kingwood, TX


Good buy

September 28, 2009

Product arrived and functioned as expected. Nav is excellent as well as the bluetooth. I really enjoy putting my music on thumb drives. Still finding new features on this unit. Ver satisfied with the purchase.

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Riverhead, NY


Kenwood DNX-6140

September 7, 2009

Great Unit, full of features for all your needs. Great Price - Sonic is a class act when it comes to buying car stereo. A +++

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Clint, TX


The absolute best!

August 19, 2009

I liked this nav unit so much (over the competition) that I've installed 3 of them so far. You get the best of all worlds: Kenwood for great sound; Parrot for cutting-edge Bluetooth technology; and Garmin for GPS. Rather than trying to re-invent the wheel Kenwood wisely let each of these three features be designed by the three best companies in each category and seamlessly integrated all three modules into a robust, easy-to-use and fully-compatible product. I can't say enough good things about this unit. After a couple of years messing with the competition the first install of the DNX-6140 was an "Ahhhhh" moment.

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La Crescenta, CA


BEST desicion i made in my LIFE!! LOVE THIS UNIT!!

June 26, 2009

Let me tell u, I made the SMARTEST decision picking this headunit over the F90 from pioneer. The #1 reason? LAG AND BOOT UP TIME!! Here are some specs i have on my kenwood: Startup time: AMAZINGLY FAST for basically a computer loading up. I have music playing in about 10 seconds (hooked up to an ipod, dvd, radio, or aux port in front) and the gps is ready to go in about 23 seconds. Bluetooth sync up: about 10 seconds, i'm ready to make phone calls. I can even send TEXTS!! Yeah u heard me, i can read and send texts through my headunit!! It's the bombest stuff. However since my phone is older (samsung sync) i have some trouble with it, but i don't text while i drive anyways so i don't use the function much. DVD playback: I did the ebrake mod. All i did is when ur wiring up the pin harness to the radio harness, u gotta ground the light green wire that's for the ebrake. Now i can drive and watch dvd's and also use the navi to type in a location. Ipod connection: The ipod hookup is literally instantly. 10 seconds and it's playing music. I have only 2 MINOR downfalls to the unit. The navigating through the headunig is extremely fast and quick to find songs or playlists, there is NO lag!! One of them is that the headunit has a memory function. Let's say ur listning to ur playlist and ur on a song and u plug it in to the car, the headunit will continue to play where u left off. Very awesome featuer. HOWEVER, if u turn off the car with the ipod plugged in and turn the car back on, u will clear out the memory and ur music will start from the first song (so mine is ABC123 by the jackson 5 [RIP MICHAEL JACKSON U WERE THE GREATEST!!!]) so i'd have to go back and find the song. Not a huge hassle but it does get annoying if u don't disconnect ur ipod. Another minor thingie. I keep music videos, cartoon episodes (mainly family guy, simpsons and spongebob) and LOTS of movies on my ipod. When i watch them using the ipod dock connector, for some reason the picture gets stretched and i lose about 3/4 inches of the picture on both sides. I thought it was zoomed in but it's not. Nothing huge but u lose a little bit cut off the sides. THIS DOES NOT DO IT WITH DVD'S. U see dvd's perfectly, only when i watch movies/music videos/cartoons through my ipod. Maybe i'll figure it out, but i got over it (and i'm a perfectionist!) DVD playback: I watch dvd's while i drive, so? I listen to it it's funny listening to spongebob going to work. The navigation is very simple. You touch a portion of the screen and it allows you to highlight the dvd title screen or functions. Super clear and crisp video while watchin dvd's! Amazing quality!! GPS: Okay this was a dealbreaker for me for sure. I LOVE the navi on this thing! It's powered by garmin and so it ALWAYS has reception and it's PINPOINT accurate! The instructions states that you have to mount the gps antenna on the outside of the car, but behind the headunit there is a long metal rebar. I just stuck it to that (magnetized) and hoped it would work through the plastic of our dash. I have ALWAYS full reception all the time! Sync up time to a satellite, literally seconds. Re-routing is also very fast, taking only about 4-5 seconds on how to get back on track. The screen is also very crisp and clear and is easily readible. Radio: right now i'm using just the regular tuner, but i'm gonna get an HD tuner very soon. The radio however is very strong and comes in clear, a LOT clearer then the oem headunit. I also love it cuz u can customize the radio station settings. It also picks up the data from the radio (like on KISSFM it will tell me what song is playing and by who). Equilizer and settings: There are LOTS of settings for this unit. No joke, there is a crap load. I'm still getting used to it and still learning about new functions. The equilizer is a bit hard to understand and a little difficult to find that sweet spot where the sound is always clear, but i'm almost there. I've only had it for a week, GOSH! lol. Design: Definitely a HUGE decision maker between this and the F90 because both of them have rotary volume knobs. I HATE button volumes and prefer rotarys. One reason why i picked the kenwood over the pioneer is because you actually have something to grab onto. The wheel sticks out about 3/4 inches thick and it's fully rubber, so grabbing it is no problem. The pioneer is only about 2mm thick and might be a bit to grab on, especialy because the rotary also has buttons (u can push it up, down, left right). The kenwood only goes in for the att function for quick volume dimming (po-po). The buttons on the side has quick access to GPS, telephone, rear view camera, and turning off the unit. The display also has a million colors to choose from so u will find that perfect color to match ur interior or any color u desire. All in all, i made a GREAT deicision picking the kenwood dnx-6140 over the pioneer f90BT because of all the facts above. Would i buy it all over again? HELL YEAH!!

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James Dean

Tucson, AZ


Simplicity yet sophisticated.

May 18, 2009

I bought this unit after having purchased a Pioneer AVIC-F90BT that turned into a brick in a week. So far I love it. It is simple, yet well laid out. Great resolution from any angle (I have an older 4Runner where the stereo is mounted low). Loads fast (usb, iPod and DVD's). Great on screen controls with easy to follow sub-menus. I only have 2 complaints: 1) Either rear output or Sub output, not both (which I've gotten over). 2) Garmin map is a little cheesy (cartoonish). Overall I'm very happy with this deck as well as the great price and customer service I received from Sonic. I would recommend this deck to anyone looking for a reasonably priced NAV/DVD Stereo.

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Riverhead, NY


Excellent Unit !!!

March 22, 2009

This is the unit to get if you are looking to get if you want an all in one ! the GPS is great, the bluetooth is a great feature, and the screen quality is excellent when watching a DVD. It was well worth the price, and of course you won't be sorry with the Kenwood name. A great deal from Sonic.....

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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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 DNX6140 (DNX-6140)