Kenwood Announces New Digital Media Receivers KIV-BT901 And KIV-701
Kenwood USA announced the introduction of the two new in-dash digital media controller / receivers designed specifically for users of the Apple iPod, iPod Video, iTouch, iPhone, Microsoft’s Zune and Pandora internet radio.
The intended user is a dedicated portable media enthusiast and travels exclusively with digital music and video files instead of conventional CDs and DVDs. This user may have also embraced the discovery of new music via Pandora internet radio. Because of the unique and specialized application of these receivers, the CD transport has been eliminated.
The flagship model is the KIV-BT901 ($500.00 suggested retail price) and takes this unique product concept to new heights. Beginning with a 3” full-color, multi-lingual TFT display, the KIV-BT901 shows full song, artist and album text plus large-format, full-color album art. iPod video files not only appear on the display, but an A/V output allows the content to appear on external rear-seat monitors. The KIV-BT901 also features a new, built-in Bluetooth circuit by industry-leader Parrot that provides the latest in hands-free performance and phone compatibility.
New for 2011 is the addition of Pandora internet radio control capability when used with an iPhone that has the free Pandora app downloaded (Internet access required). All seek, search and “thumbs up/down” functions are replicated on the faceplate of the KIV-BT901, and the oversized 3” display presents full-color album art, song title, album and artist. For safety and convenience, Kenwood has also added a backup camera input to the KIV-BT901which is compatible with Kenwood’s CMOS-300 ($400.00 suggested retail price) and CMOS-200 ($250.00 suggested retail price) backup cameras.
Three 4.0 volt preamp outputs with built-in digital sound processing make the KIV-BT901 a true audio performer. And an on-board 512MB flash memory module will rip external content through the USB input, supporting a wide range of audio files including MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV.
The KIV-701 ($450.00 suggested retail price) has all of the performance and functionality as the KIV-BT901 with the exception of built-in Bluetooth connectivity.
The variable key illumination feature gives the KIV-BT901 the ability to match the interior lighting of almost any automobile. A remote control is provided at no additional charge.
The KIV-701 ($450.00 suggested retail price) has all of the performance and functionality as the KIV-BT901 with the exception of built-in Bluetooth connectivity. The KCA-BT300 hideaway Bluetooth module ($180.00 suggested retail price) can be added at a later time.
The KIV-BT901 and KIV-701 are covered by a one- year manufacturer’s limited warranty and are available through authorized Kenwood retailers.
- Jan 23, 2014
Kenwood Introduces DNX891HD 2-Din AV Navigation ReceiverKenwood’s DNX891HD eXcelon series all-in-one navigation receiver offers new features to keep you connected in 2014. ..
- Jan 8, 2013
Kenwood Announces 9 New CD Receivers With New Connected FeaturesKenwood USA Corporation announced the introduction of nine new, high-performance CD receivers that have audio connectivity and control capabilities for music files stored on or accessed by iPhone, iPod and Android smartphones. The flexible, multi-lingual display of the KDC-BT955HD gives the user the ability to easily operate external media devices such as iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android smartphone and USB mass storage as well as content from HD Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, iHeart Radio and Aha™ (optional smartphone apps and accessories may be required)...
- Jan 8, 2013
New Kenwood eXcelon Power Amplifiers Feature Thin Chassis Profile And Outstanding PerformanceKenwood announced the introduction of three new power amplifier models that combine high performance with a new thin chassis profile and small-footprint design. Lastly, the new XR-Series monoblock power amplifier is the XR600-1 ($400.00 suggested retail price), a compact and low-profile model that might just be the perfect subwoofer amplifier...
- Jan 8, 2013
Kenwood Presents WiFi-Enabled In-Dash AV Receivers DNN990HD/DNN770HDThe Kenwood Excelon DNN990HD connects to a WiFi-enabled smartphone or mobile hotspot to enhance mobile navigation, access content across multiple media sources, receive and send Facebook and Twitter updates as well as manage e-mail hands-free, and share audio and video content in the vehicle with an external Kenwood touchscreen monitor/controller. A compact front-panel knob is included alongside the 6.1” WVGA LCD touchscreen panel, giving the user complete control over multiple audio and video sources, cloud-based content and utilities, enhanced navigation and content shared in the vehicle with the Kenwood LZ-T700 external monitor/controller...
- Jan 8, 2013
New Double DIN CD Receivers DPX500BT And DPX300U from KenwoodKenwood USA announced the introduction of two new, high-performance double-DIN CD receivers that have audio connectivity and control capabilities for music files stored on or accessed by iPhone, iPod and Android smartphones. The popular iHeart-Radio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service featuring live and custom stations, and Pandora Internet Radio are fully supported for iPhone, and both models offer access to satellite radio from SiriusXM with the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required) which deliver advanced features such as SiriusXM Replay™ and iTunes Tagging while offering expanded channel content including Spanish-language programming...