Kenwood DDX396 6.2" DVD Touchscreen Receiver w/ Bluetooth

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Model: DDX396 UPC: 019048224651 Item: 171974

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DDX396 6.2" DVD Touchscreen Receiver w/ Bluetooth

  • 6.2” WVGA Clear Resistive Touch Panel
  • Enhanced Cosmetic Design
  • 1 A/V Input (Optional CA-C3AV)
  • Illuminated Rotary Volume Knob
  • 3 Preouts 5.0V
  • Rear View Camera Input with Parking Guidelines
  • 1 Video Output

Smartphone Connectivity

Enjoy convenient control of popular apps like Spotify and Pandora, built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and streaming music, as well as the ability to use your smartphone like a wireless remote control.

The Best Audio Experience

Sound quality enthusiasts will love the playback support of various types of music formats, including compatibility with FLAC files. Simple touch screen sound customization is also available with its built-in 13-Band EQ and Digital Time Alignment.

Safe Driving

Keeping you safe on the road ahead is our top priority.


Clear Resistive Touch Panel

A clear screen designed to reduce glare that includes a resistive touch sensor for accurate control during operation.

Music Mix

Up to 5 Bluetooth® devices can be paired to the receiver at the same time. You can enjoy audio streaming just by switching the devices with your friends or family.

Dual Phone Connection

While you are connected through Bluetooth, with a touch of a button you can switch between two phones.

Remote App

A smartphone application can control most basic functions of the receiver over the Bluetooth connection of the paired phone (iPhone or Android).

Android Music Playback (AOA2)

Supporting AOA2, install the KENWOOD Music Play app and connect your smartphone to the receiver via USB, and control your music directly from the receiver.

Android Rapid Charge

Rapidly charge your compatible Android smartphone with the USB port, up to a maximum of 1.5A.

Wireless Music Browsing (AVRCP 1.5 / 1.6)

Search and select songs from your music collection through a Bluetooth connection.

Graphic EQ / Digital Time Alignment

13-Band equalizer and DTA gives optimal tuning enhancements for the listener.

Drive EQ

Boosts specific frequencies in the audio signal to overcome the negative impact of road noise.

FLAC Supported

Compatible with a broad range of audio file formats from high-resolution audio sources such as FLAC and WAV, to MP3, WMA, and AAC.

Parking Guide Lines

Parking guide lines (requires installation of compatible backup camera) that enhance the effectiveness of a backup camera.

Variable Color Illumination

Bright variable color LEDs can be adjusted to match any color dash lighting.



Monitor Section

  • Picture size: 6.2" (diagonal) wide
  • Dimensions (W x H): 5 7/16" x 3 1/16", 137.5mm x 77.2 mm
  • Display system: Transparent TN LCD panel
  • Drive system: TFT active matrix system
  • Number of pixels: 1,152,000, 800H x 480V x RGB
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB striped arrangement
  • Back lighting: LED

DVD Section

  • D/A converter: 24Bit
  • Audio decoder:
    • Linear PCM
    • Dolby digital
    • MP3/WMA/AAC(.m4a)/WAV
  • Video Decoder: MPEG1/MPEG2/JPEG
  • Wow & Flutter: Below Measurable Limit
  • Frequency response
    • 96k Sampling: 20 - 22,000 Hz
    • 48k Sampling: 20 - 22,000 Hz
    • 1k Sampling: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Total harmonic distortion 1kHz: 0.0001
  • Signal to Noise ratio: 90dB
  • Dynamic range: 90dB
  • DISC Format: DVD-Video/VIDEO-CD/CD-DA
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz, 96kHz
  • Quantifying bit number: 16/20/24bit

USB I/F Section

  • USB standard: USB2.0 Full Speed / High Speed
  • Compatible devices: Mass storage class
  • File system: FAT 16/32
  • Maximum power supply current: DC5V(DC logo)=1.5A
  • D/A converter: 24bit
  • Audio decoder: MP3/WMA/AAC(.m4a/.aac)/WAV/FLAC
  • Video decoder: MPEG1/MPEG2/JPEG

Bluetooth Section

  • Technology: Bluetooth V3.0
  • Frequency: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz
  • Output power: +4dBm (MAX),0dBm (AVE) Power Class 2
  • Maximum communication range: Line of sight approx.10m (32.8ft)
  • Audio codec: SBC/AAC
  • Profile
    • HFP (Hands Free Profile) 1.6
    • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) 1.3
    • AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) 1.5
    • GAP (Generic Access Profile)
    • PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile) 1.2
    • SDP (Service Discovery Profile)
    • SPP (Serial Port Profile) 1.2


  • Frequency range: 87.9 MHz - 107.9 MHz
  • (Frequency step): (200 kHz)
  • Usable sensitivity: 7.2 dBf
  • S/N:30dB: 0.63 μV / 75 Ohms
  • Quieting sensitivity: 15.2 dBf
  • S/N:50dB: 1.58 μV / 75 Ohms
  • Frequency response (±3.0 dB): 30 Hz - 15 kHz
  • S/N (dB): 68 dB(MONO)
  • Selectivity: Over 80 dB(±400 kHz)
  • Stereo separation: 40 dB(1 kHz)


  • Frequency range: 530 kHz - 1700 kHz
  • (Frequency step): (10 kHz)
  • Usable sensitivity: 29 dBμ


  • Color system of external video input: NTSC/PAL
  • External video input level (mini jack): 1Vp-p / 75Ohms
  • External audio max input level (mini jack): 2V / 25kOhms
  • Video Input level (RCA jacks): 1Vp-p / 75Ohms
  • Video Output level (RCA jacks): 1Vp-p / 75Ohms


  • Maximum power (Front&Rear): 50Wx4
  • Full bandwidth power (Front&Rear): 22W x 4 (at less than 1%THD)
  • Pre-out level(V): 5V / 10kOhms
  • Preout impedance(Ω): =< 600 Ohms
  • Speaker impedance(Ω): 4-8 Ohms


  • BAND: 13Band
    • Frequency(Hz): 62.5/100/160/250/400/630/1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/6.3k/10k/16k
    • Gain: -9/-8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 [dB]
    • Q factor: 1.35/1.5/2.0
  • 2Way X'Over
  • Tweeter
    • Frequency(Hz): 1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/5k/6.3k/8k/10k/12.5k
    • Gain: -8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0 [dB]
  • Front (HPF)
    • Frequency(Hz): Through/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250
    • Slope: -6/-12/-18/-24 [dB/Oct.]
    • Gain: -8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0 [dB]
  • Rear (HPF)
    • Frequency(Hz): Through/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250
    • Slope: -6/-12/-18/-24 [dB/Oct.]
    • Gain: -8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0 [dB]
  • SW (LPF)
    • Frequency(Hz): 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250/Through
    • Slope: -6/-12/-18/-24 [dB/Oct.]
    • Phase: Normal/Reverse
    • Gain: -8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0 [dB]
  • 3Way X'Over
  • Tweeter (HPF)
    • Frequency(Hz): 1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/5k/6.3k/8k/10k/12.5k
    • Slope: -6/-12 [dB/Oct.]
    • Phase: Normal/Reverse
    • Gain: -8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0 [dB]
  • Mid Range (HPF)
    • Frequency: Through/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250
    • Slope: -6/-12 [dB/Oct.]
  • Mid Range (LPF)
    • Frequency: 1k/1.6k/2.5k/4k/5k/6.3k/8k/10k/12.5kl/Through
    • Slope: -6/-12 [dB/Oct.]
    • Phase: Normal/Reverse
    • Gain: -8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0 [dB]
  • SW (LPF)
    • Frequency(Hz): 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250/Through
    • Slope: -6/-12 [dB/Oct.]
    • Phase: Normal/Reverse
    • Gain: -8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0 [dB]
  • Position
    • 2Way: Front / Rear /Subwoofer Delay: 0 - 20.0ft (0.07ft Step)
    • 3Way: Tweeter / Mid Range / SW Delay: 0 - 20.0ft (0.07ft Step)
    • Gain: -8 to 0dB
  • Subwoofer Level: -50 to +10dB


  • Operating voltage: 12 V DC car battery
  • Installation dimensions (W x H x D): 7" x 3-5/16" x 6-3/8"
    • w/ Sleeve: 7-3/16" x 4-3/8" x 6-5/16"
  • Weight: Main unit
    • 4.4 lbs. (Trimplate and sleeve : included)

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • One DDX396 DVD touchscreen receiver
  • Metal mounting sleeve
  • Wiring harness
  • Plastic trim ring
  • Microphone with 10' cable attached and mounting bracket
  • Radio removal tools (1 pair)
  • Instruction manual
  • 6 pan-head screws
  • 6 flat-head screws
  • Owner's manual



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Customer Reviews for Kenwood DDX396 6.2" DVD Touchscreen Receiver w/ Bluetooth

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Rated 5 out of 5
Issues with the software being laggy and freezing, but won't know until I update the firmware and hopefully that'll fix the problem but over all a very sleek design and easy to control. Love it over all if I can fix the software
December 6, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
I'm happy with my purchase
Arrived in a timely manner looks nice don't have it hooked up yet
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 22, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good choice for the price
July 22, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it
This review was collected as part of a promotion
July 22, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am very satisfied. 100%
This stereo system is awesome. I would love to update all my system . I would recommend this unit to anyone. Also if you have steering wheel controls use a pack system to install.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
Looks like factory installed . I installed it myself.
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Is this brand new original sealed unopened box ???
A shopper on Aug 3, 2022
  Yes. Brand new. Original, sealed, unopened box. Thanks for your inquiry.
Will this connect to factory rear camera on 2018 Sentra?
Laci K on Jul 29, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry.
Will I be able to plug in a USB flash drive into this unit and will it read compatible files with full control ?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2020
  Yes, it will. And if the time is taken to organize the files in an efficient manner, you will spend less time looking for a particular track and more time enjoying the touchscreen.
If I played a music video off of my phone will the radio play it too?
dillon W on Nov 11, 2019
  Hi! The DDX396 will only play the audio - not the video. Hope this helps!
Will this also play cd's,?
Drop clothes on May 25, 2019
  Thanks for your inquiry! Yes, this unit can play DVD-Video/VIDEO-CD/CD-DA (CD-DA also known as Audio CD or simply CD). Thank you!
Will this play CD as well as dvds?
A shopper on May 25, 2019
  Thanks for your inquiry! Yes, this unit can play DVD-Video/VIDEO-CD/CD-DA (CD-DA also known as Audio CD or simply CD). Thank you!
Will this fit a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Laredo 3.6 4dr
And will I be able to use my steering wheel for putting the volume up and down and changing the channels on the radio?
Cristopher H on Mar 19, 2019