The Advanced Control Wheel is similar to an iPod, making operation familiar for iPod owners. The high speed search bar key allows users to scroll up or down through music and video files.
 Advanced Control Wheel  High Speed Search Bar
To ensure high quality playback of video or music stored in an iPod and iPhone
it's necessary to provide full speed data
transfer. The optional cable KCA-iP202
enables such performance by providing
easy connection to the KIV-BT901 and
KIV-701 via a USB 2.0 Direct connection. If that's not enough it also doubles as a battery charger for your iPod.
* Maximum power supply of USB port is enhanced to 1A (5V).
Optional iPod Video/Audio Direct Cable KCA-iP202 required
With the Kenwood “Hands On” Mode, the user can choose to control from the iPod itself rather than from the receiver.
* Do not operate iPod/iPhone while driving.
The simple press of the SEARCH MODE key gives access to several methods of search. Direct Search enables searching by entering the first three letters of the playlists, artists, albums, songs, podcasts, genres or composers, then a simple turn of the knob left/right displays a list of songs. Other search modes include Alphabet Search, Skip Search and Related Search Functions.
My Playlist allows you to create a playlist of up to ten songs from an iPod connected to iPod/iPhone direct receivers. The playlist is created by using the unique ID allocated for each song stored on an iPod.
* Capable with iPod nano 3rd, 4th generation and iPod classic only.
For quality playback of video or music (MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV)stored in a USB mass storage device. Compatible video formats are MPEG4, WMV, H.264.
(See Specifications below)
Because the KIV-BT901 and KIV-701 feature Built-in Internal Memory, pictures (jpeg) and music files (MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV) from a USB storage device can be transferred onto the receiver for future use. Compatible video formats are MPEG4, WMV, H.264.
(See Specifications below)
|Size||Frame rate||Bit rate||Bit rate|
|MPEG4||320 x 240||30 fps||Max. 640 kbps||128 kbps|
|WMV||320 x 240||30 fps||Max. 256 kbps||128 kbps|
|H.264||320 x 240||10 fps||Max. 384 kbps||128 kbps|
With the new KIV-BT901 and KIV-701, not only can iPod and USB memory devices be linked simultaneously, it also enables iPod Direct Control through the USB hub connection.
* USB hub must be purchased separately.
* Only a maximum of one iPod and 2 USB memory devices can be connected at the same time.
Playback and searching for music stored on a USB mass storage device can be quite cumbersome, depending on how files and folders are structured the process of playback can become frustrating. Kenwood Music Editor Light, when used with compatible car audio systems, makes the process so much easier. Simply create a music file database on your PC Kenwood Music Editor Light, using a drag-and-drop or copy-and paste technique, and now you can search for a music file by genre/artist/album or song. To download Kenwood Music Editor Light, please click here.
The KIV-BT901 and KIV-701 feature a rearview camera input compatible with the CMOS-300 or CMOS-200. When either rearview camera is connected a view of what's behind the vehicle is displayed.
and you need the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player.
* Please note that this is a sample video connected with the CMOS-300.
Optional Multi-view Camera
(for front or rear use)
Optional Rearview Camera
The KIV-BT901 comes with built-in Parrot Bluetooth. It allows you to enjoy hands-free operation of your Bluetooth compatible cellphone. The KIV-BT901 displays the phone number of incoming calls as well as names and numbers from your contact list. When an SMS (Short Message Service) is received, the senders name and message conveniently appears.
The KIV-BT901 and KIV-701 feature a full color 3" TFT Display that beautifully reproduces iPod Album Art and iPod videos just as you would see it on an iPod.
The Sound Excellence DSP brings out parts of the music masked by road noise. Also included is a unique iPod EQ function that allows you to select from twenty-two EQ curves optimized for iPod playback in the car.
The KIV-BT901 and KIV-701 can display basic menu information in multiple languages such as English, French and Spanish. The Multi-language feature also supports artist/song/genre/album information stored on your iPod or USB storage device.
With a wide palette of colors available at your fingertips it's easy to customize your receiver to match your vehicles dash lighting, taste or mood with Variable Color Illumination.