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Kenwood DNX5120 6.1-Inch-Wide Double-DIN In-Dash Navigation with USB/iPod Direct Control/DVD Receiver

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  • Garmin navigation system, radio, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA/AAC, MPEG1/MPEG2, iPod, USB, HD/SAT radio-ready, Bluetooth-ready receiver
  • 4 x 50 Watts maximum power with two 2V preamp outputs
  • 6.1-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 480 x 234 pixel resolution
  • Includes direct iPod connection, USB music streaming, front panel A/V input; add Kenwood adapters for SAT/HD Radio and Bluetooth
  • One-year limited warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight7 pounds
Product Dimensions15 x 12 x 12 inches
Item model numberDNX5120
Warranty1 Year Parts and Labor
  
Additional Information
ASINB0015G8DRA
Best Sellers Rank #169,065 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 24, 2008
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Kenwood
  • Model: DNX5120
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor

Product Description

Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

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.

Bluetooth Ready
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.

Customer Reviews

It sounds great as well!
Steven Grassini
Kenwood tech support's only advice is to send the unit in to their service center in Virginia Beach.
A. Rodriguez
This deck was the best decision to buy that I've ever made.
Austin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By HLS811 on March 21, 2008
I also have this radio and think its great.. very easy to use and looks awesome.. Martins wrote in his review "and all the streets are pre-programmed, any updates come straight from Garmin via satellite, " - thats NOT true. Software updates need to be downloaded from Garmins website and burned to a CD and copied over. Map updates are usually done yearly and must be purchased (for $140) from Garmin (or another authorized re-seller) - they are NOT free and are NOT sent straight from a satellite.

It doesn't change how good this radio is, but I just wanted to make sure no one was basing their purchase on an incorrect statement.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By RPG on April 29, 2008
The main advantages of this unit over similar units are (i) nav data not DVD-based or hard-disk-based, everything is on flash memory; (ii) name-brand nav (Garmin) and name-brand bluetooth add-on (Parrot), unlike off-brand hardware/firmware on other competing units; (iii) no retractable screen so fewer moving parts to fail.

Basically this is a very good and useful unit. The nav is well-designed and works well. I do have some complaints:

(a) Even though everything is in flash memory, startup is slow. You will be halfway down the block before the nav is ready, and two blocks away before the bluetooth unit has paired with your phone. I have been told that competing units are even slower, so maybe this is an improvement, but technology still has a ways to go. Certainly no reason for pairing to take this long, my old radio paired almost instantly.

(b) Awful interface (except the Garmin part, which is fine):

--The front panel buttons are completely non-intuitive; try figuring out how to turn the whole thing off and on, or how to turn off the radio playing in the background when using the nav. You can get used to it, but it's inelegant to say the least, and if you lend your car to someone, they'll never figure it out.

--The onscreen menus are a complete jumble, and the manual is incomprehensible. (I consider myself to be technically savvy; I installed the system myself.)

--The mp3 menu is awful, for example you can see tracks sorted by album or artist, but you just have to know how to do it because it is far from obvious. You need to push a button mysteriously marked PLIST. You have to do it again each time you start the car.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By RobDog on June 6, 2008
Kenwood DNX5120
I June 5, 2008, I purchased and had Platinum Audio in Corona, California install my DNX5120. I have had Sony, Alpine, and Kenwood stereos prior and have experimented with iPod connections to these stereos. The stereo's killed two of my iPods. The DNX5120 broke all the rules and really exceeded my expectations as far as the iPod interface. The integration is clean, easy to understand, and faster to use than the iPod itself. Here is an example. I have countless artists on my iPod. Using the scroll wheel it take time to scroll through the artist until letters come up and to be honest with you, it takes me a least two tries to land on the right letter. Using the DNX5120, I can scroll down by multiple artist and even click on slide bar to go half the way down my list or all the way down. All this at the speed of just pressing button and not waiting for the iPod or the stereo to catch up.
The navigation is dummy proof. I have used the BMW, Toyota, Magellan, Tom Tom, and Honda navigation and the DNX5120 blows them out of the water. It does not get any easier than this. I have read that it takes a long time to start up. I don't see that problem. Once I start my vehicle, the Kenwood screen appears for about 5 seconds and I am off to the races. After all, it is not good for the vehicle if you start and immediately drive.
I don't have any complaints about the stereo. Here are some things I really like;
* Knob for volume. It feel sturdy and I like touching the screen less than I have too
* Clean font, easy to read
* Quick/easy/instant access from user interface to navigation and back
* Easy to understand hierarchy of menu
* Garmin Nav. is easy to use and easy to upgrade
* No need for second DVD box for nav.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott Phillips on April 30, 2008
I came from a Pioneer D3. This unit does some things better and some not. The D3 is also an older unit. Obviously the Garmin Navigation is the way to go. They make the best portable units, same applies here. The audio/video UI is not the greatest I'll admit that. I liked the D3 better. That being said the 5120 has a better Sirius interface and I believe HD Radio is too. It can show much more info at a time instead of hitting buttons to scroll through. That and the flash based navigation is what made me change. Having to put in a disc for navigation is just plain silly. Installation for add-ons was also easier with the 5120. No power required for the bluetooth or satellite boxes. Just plug in the communication cable, pretty simple. I'd have no problems recommending this to a friend. It does everything good enough.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By n.j. on January 12, 2009
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This is a great unit. Overally I am quite happy. I have the KCA-BT200, the GSM10 traffic receiver, the connection cable for Sirius (CA-SR20V) and the SCC1 sirius tuner, the ipod cable, plus boyo VTX420 backup camera. I did the install myself. Looking back was probably more work than I planned but outside of battling with trim pieces the wiring really was quite straightforward.

Now, on to the various bits and pieces of the unit and accessories:

I love the GPS, it's like the suction cup Garmins with a bigger screen. You can even interface it to a computer using the mini-usb plug on the back, just like the standalone garmin units. Using this connector you can swap out the voices, customize it etc. I have read where some people plug in a cable and leave it somewhere accessible so they can reach it easily without pulling it out of the dash. However, this is also where the GTM10 traffic receiver plugs in, so it diminishes the usefulness for me. Nonetheless, this isn't even an advertised feature, so I can't hardly fault them for not making it more convenient to use. The "official" method of updating maps and firmware is to use CD's / DVD's in the unit's drive, and this works well. One thing to note, however, if you receive a unit that has garmin firmware < 2.5, if you are upgrading to 2.5 you have to unplug the GTM10 traffic receiver or it will freeze up during upgrade. I thought I had bricked my unit, but found some hints online and managed to get the thing upgraded by temporarily unplugging the traffic receiver. Ironically, V2.5 actually fixes the problem where it hangs on firmware update when the traffic receiver is plugged in. I would highly recommend the GTM10 unit if you live in the coverage area.
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