iPod Audio and Video Connection Cable for USB-equipped Kenwood In-dash DVD/Video Receivers (Equivalent to Kenwood KCA-iP300V)


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The Absolute IPOD-KEN-USB/V iPod connection cable gives you high-speed access to the music and video for your Video iPod through your compatible 2007-up Kenwood in-dash DVD head unit. One end of the cable plugs into your iPod while the other end includes a USB cable, a 3.5mm miniplug audio cable, and a 3.5mm miniplug video cable, all of which connect to your Kenwood inputs.

The USB cable handles the control and charging of your iPod and it allows you to navigate through your music files with the Kenwood's controls. It also passes song info to the display of the Kenwood receiver as well as other playback details. The miniplug connectors transfer the music and video from your iPod to the Kenwood receiver's audio and video inputs. A great feature with the Absolute IPOD-KEN-USB/V is that music and videos travel to your stereo as analog signals, which allows you to also play the Digital Rights-protected files you have stored on your iPod through your Kenwood stereo.

Note: Your 2007-up Kenwood DVD receiver must have a USB input, an auxiliary input, and a miniplug video input in order to work with this cable.

  • For use with 2007-2008 Kenwood in-dash video receivers
  • Full speed iPod operation via USB Two-wire connection
  • Allows audio and video viewing with full touch-screen control
  • Compatible with iPod Nano and video iPod
  • Note: Does not support video playback for the 1st/2nd Generation iPod Touch or iPhone.
  • Cable is not compatible with 2009 and newer Kenwood headunits
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

2008 Model Compatibility List:

2007 Model Compatibility List:

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.

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.
Allows Audio Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow audio to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
Allows Video Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow video to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
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.
3 Wire (USB, 3.5mm Audio mini jack, 3.5mm and Video mini jack)
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 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

Charging Adapters

iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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casper, WY


May 16, 2010

I would not recommend this to any one due to it would not work 90% of the time. I would have to keep unplugging it to get it to register my I pod. Then the feedback was s***** you could here ever time you changed a song the driver in the I pod would go thru the speakers. very cheep product. I did have to by the name brand kenwood I pod plug and it sounds better and it has worked every time also I put in a 4foot usb male to male and its works great I spent 45 dollars instead of 30 so that's what happens when you go cheep:)

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Anchorage, alaska

works as it should

March 4, 2010

I like the product except for one thing, i have a kenwood DDX 7019, and when i have it hooked up it does not keep the ipod charged.....I would have thought that it would charge the IPOD while plugged into the Head unit...................the product works as it should but a little disappointed about that one thing....

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