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I recently installed the dnx7100, and I also purchased the KW-ip300v iPod adapter.

Factory stereo had speed sensitive volume, I can't seem to find anything about this anywhere. Any ideas? I know that the Navigation piece has a speed sensitive portion...

ip300v works great - I've got the information on the screen and everything. Unfortunately, the sub doesn't seem to engage on this input. If I switch to any other input the sub is clearly audible (radio, cd) but not on iPod... Using stock sub via the "sub" output from the HU.

Any ideas?
 

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I'm not sure why the sub won't engage just by switching inputs, but that might be some kind of menu setting. Can you post the manuals for both?

Your 2007 Limited factory stereo has an active-high (+) speed-sensing input. The factory systems use the GRAY with BLACK STRIPE (VSS, or vehicle speed sensor) wire on the 24-pin factory connector (you should also have an 8-pin connector, which is for the subwoofer). Speed-sensitive volume on the factory systems is activated by pushing and holding the power/volume knob until the menu is displayed. You can then set the level (0-7) using the volume control, then push the knob again to save the setting. 0 means no speed-sensitive volume control, and 7 is maximum speed control. It seems a little weird at first (I've had it on all Ford factory systems since my 2002 Explorer), but I liked it after a while.
 

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I have the 7100 as well.

As far as the speed setting for the audio (other than the nav) I have not found one...a feature I wish I still had as the old stereo has this feature as well.

The sub for the iPod might be a bit tricky...if I recall there is an independent screen for ipod setup...have you tried in there? If not I can look tonight when I get out of work. I know mine works just fine. Also, try manually changing the bass on your ipod itself...you may have it set all the way to the lowest setting.
 

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yeah I looked around before and I didn't see anything in the iPod menu.... Scooter - does your sub "pop" when the HU is starting up? This happens quickly every time I start the vehicle...
 

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Are you using your stock sub?
 

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Still have the stock sub. It "pops" when the unit is turned on, and then again if I switch to any input coming FROM the iPod adapter.

As far as VSS, I did notice that the Gray/Black stripe did exist on the stock harness. I bought a harness as well, and I ended up with a solid blue (not remote amp) that connected to the Gray/Black pin on the factory connector. There was nothing to connect it to the Kenwood harness so I assume there is nothing in terms of VSS.
 

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The stock sub is popping because in order for the stock amp to turn on it only needs a 6v power hookup...you are providing it w/ a 12-volt which is what is making it pop. You need to install a do-hickey in-between that lowers the power you are sending to the amp.
 

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Roger that, i'll get on the stick to find something to reduce the power going to the amp, hopefully that'll stop it. Did you install something on yours to convert power?

As far as the iPod - it seems that what's coming in from the "input" does not go through the on-board EQ, because it really seems to lack the "oomph" that my other inputs have.

Additionally - have you updated the SW for the 7100? My good friend with a ford explorer saw my install and bought a 7120. The software isn't as "cumbersome" with the menus... Do you by chance have the software for the update handy? I can't download it as my unit was a refurb and doesn't work on Kenwood's site.
 

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I'm actually using an aftermarket amp that requires the full 12 volts.

I have updated the software but I don't have it available :(
 

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For the Ipod/Sub thing, try someone else's Ipod to see if anything changes. Narrow down the possibilities. At first I thought you might be using the power antenna wire instead of the the remote wire, but if the sub comes on even w/ CD... that cant be the case UNLESS your unit still needs antenna connections even when playing a CD for RF-weather updates or something like that, maybe Emergency News?

For the sound popping or w/e, that's totally normal. Your mixing two systems that are meant for difference setups. Even with my remote wire (12v) going to my aftermarket amp (receives 12v) this still happens.

So that makes me thing you have a remote wire touching or near a ground and it's not a stable signal.

Geez, there are so many unanswered questions on these forums. Not enough hours in a day...
 

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hey guys -

Still looking for anyone who has a the software update for a DNX7100 series Kenwood receiver. I am not able to download with my serial number, as my unit is refurbished and their website will not accept it as a valid entry. I'm willing to make a deal, to whoever is able to give me a serial number. PM me for more details.

Thanks.
 

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Give me the link where I need to download it and I will try to do it tonight. I am taking out the 7100 right now so I will see the serial number pretty easy. I had to take mine out then put it back in to get the number last time lol
 

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hehe I knew I would forget. I did take the stereo out though so it is easily accessible...i'll set me a reminder to do it tonight.
 

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Omg thank you thank you. I'm DLing now and I hope that it resolves my ipod amp issue as I explained before. I am still having trouble with the amp for both subs (Factory and aftermarket) when using the iPod. I tried both my 1st gen and 4th gen nano with no difference. As I said before, it seems that the iPod input bypasses all of the "internal" EQ processing and just spits audio out to the speakers. With the amount of people that we have using the DNX7100 on this forum, I'm surprised no-one else has seen this issue.
 

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Glad I could help! :thumb: Keep me posted!
 

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Unfortunately it did not resolve the issue... I guess I'll look around on the Internets and see if anyone else has the problem. I'll also try to see if the audio signal is even being sent to the amp when the iPod mode is enabled.

....very strange.
 
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