From the Manufacturer Manufacturer's Review (December 3, 2008)
The DNX5120 is a full-featured Entertainment and Navigation system with USB Direct Control for iPods or other portable music devices. With built-in Garmin navigation technology, the DNX5120 has maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and includes over 6 million Points of Interest. This all-in-one unit also features a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen with a user-programmable start-up, variable-color illumination of the front panel controls, and two RCA 2V preamp outs for system expansion.
A full-featured Entertainment and Navigation system with USB Direct Control for iPods or other portable music devices. Click to enlarge.
Advanced GUI with Variable Illumination and Customizable Start-up
The DNX5120 puts intuitive control right at your fingertips with a powerful, easy-to-use graphical user interface.
Customize the unit's front panel illumination with the new variable illumination palette of colors--match your interior tones, dash lighting, or whatever tickles your fancy.
The DNX5120's customizable display lets you select frequently used input sources (up to 3) and display them as icons for extra convenience.
Seamless connection with iPod video/audio.
Variable illumination palette of colors.
Customizable display with favorite, up-front and easy-to-control sources.
Bluetooth-ready: add the optional KCA-BT200 to enjoy hands-free phone operation or to listen to audio stored on Bluetooth devices.
Use the optional CA-C3AV cable with the front auxiliary A/V input too connect external devices like video game systems.
Built-in Full-memory Garmin Navigation Board
A built-in Garmin Navigation board has maps of the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada, and Puerto Rico. It also includes over 6 million points of interest.
Find your destination with voice prompts, arrows, and directions. If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new route instructions. Enter and save multiple locations; find restaurants, hotels, and other businesses; get helpful statistics about your trip; customize your routes and more with Garmin's industry-leading GPS service. You can also add a Traffic Receiver subscription through Garmin to receive real-time traffic information and avoid congestion or other problems.
Enjoy Your Favorite Media
The DNX5120 gives you a wealth of entertainment options. Play your favorite CDs and DVDs, along with several digital audio and video formats.
The unit accepts DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, VCD and CD-DA discs. It plays back AAC-LC, MP3 and WMA audio files; MPEG1 and MPEG2 video files; and can display JPG images. Throw your files on a disc or a USB device and you're all set to enjoy them in your vehicle.
You can also listen to the AM/FM radio. Use Auto Memory to automatically add stations with good reception to presets, or enter them manually. The DNX5120 also displays FM radio text when available, traffic information, and allows you to enter station names.
Seamless Connection with iPod Video/Audio
Connect an iPod using the optional KCA-iP300V cable to enable full video (for iPods with video capability) and/or audio control. You'll supply power to your iPod as well as charge it while you enjoy your music.
The following iPods can be controlled from this unit (the latest iPod software updater can be downloaded from the Apple Inc. web site):
- iPod nano
- iPod nano (Second Generation)
- iPod nano (3rd Generation)
- Fifth Generation iPod (iPod with video)
- iPod classic
- iPod touch (audio only)
USB Direct Control
You can enjoy your favorite music, video or images from USB devices like flash drives or MP3 players. When connecting a USB device, playback starts automatically. When a battery-powered USB device like an MP3 player is connected to this unit, it also gets a charge, so it's ready to go with you when you exit the vehicle.
Input and Output
In addition to the iPod and USB support, you can use the DNX5120's front auxiliary A/V input to connect external audio/video sources like video game systems--use the optional CA-C3AV cable for mini-jack to RCA conversion and you're set.
For output, the DNX5120 has 2 2V RCA preamp outputs for system expansion (this in addition to the on-board 50W x 4 amplifier).
HD and SAT Radio Ready
The DNX5120 allows you to enjoy SIRIUS (requires CA-SR20V + Sirius SC-C1 Tuner) or XM (requires KCA-XM100V + XM Mini Tuner) radio in your vehicle. Enjoy a multitude of channels featuring music, news, talk shows, sports and traffic information with CD quality sound.
You can also add an HD Radio tuner. When you connect an HD Radio, Tuner features of the unit are disabled and changed to HD Radio tuner features.
Add the optional KCA-BT200 to enjoy hands-free phone operation or to listen to audio stored on Bluetooth devices.
Optional Remote Control
This unit can be operated using the optional Remote Controller KNA-RCDV330.
What's in the Box
Kenwood DNX5120, sleeve, trim ring, wiring harness, GPS antenna, installation hardware, installation manual, navigation manual, device manual, warranty card.