Overview: The Kenwood KCA-BT300
Bluetooth Hands Free Box allows you to make and receive calls on your
Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone, including the Apple iPhone through select
Bluetooth-ready Kenwood head units that feature a 5L or KAB connector. The KCA-BT300 Bluetooth has caller
ID (subscription required through your cell-phone) and can be paired with up to five Bluetooth-enabled phones and download each
phone's address book. The keys or touchscreen of your compatible Kenwood
head unit can be used to dial a number,
answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also has a microphone that can
be mounted on the dash or clipped to your sun-visor, so you can listen to the conversation
through your car's front speakers.
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile phones will be
http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/bt/index.php for a complete list of
compatible Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth Profiles: This
unit conforms to the following Bluetooth specifications.
|Bluetooth Standard Ver. 2.1 + EDR
||HFP (Hands Free Profile)
OPP (Object Push Profile)
PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile)
SYNC (Synchronization Profile)
|Bluetooth Audio Player
||Bluetooth Standard Ver. 2.1 + EDR
||A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
cell phone must be paired with the KCA-BT300 before you make and receive calls.
You can register up to five cell phones.
Note: Only one paired (registered) phone can be used at one time.
Downloading Phone Book: You can
download phone book data from most cell phones to the KCA-BT300. Up to 1000
numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to
32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. Note: This feature is not compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Private Mode: During a
conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your
cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
Dialing Phone Numbers: Using
the KCA-BT300, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number
from your compatible Kenwood head unit.
- Preset Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing
from your head unit's presets.
- Phone Book: You can dial
by using the downloaded phone book. You can search for a number by the
initials, or you can search the phone book in alphabetical order.
- Outgoing Call List: Allows
you to dial by using the outgoing call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are
stored in the outgoing call list.
- Incoming Call List: Allows
you to dial by using the incoming call list. Up to 10 phone numbers are
stored in the incoming call list.
- Missed Call List: Allows you to dial by using the missed call
list. Up to 10 phone numbers are stored in the missed call list.
- Voice Dialing: If your phone supports voice recognition, then you
can dial out by voice command. You can register up to 35 voice tags.
Automatic Answer: This function
automatically answers a call after a user-selectable period of time. You can
choose to have a call answered immediately, or after 0 or 99 seconds have
Call Waiting: The KCA-BT300 supports the Call Waiting function, so you
can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on.
Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
SMS: You can wirelessly download the short message (SMS) arrived at
your cell-phone so that is can be read on your connected Kenwood head unit via
the KCA-BT300. Your cell-phone must support SMS for this feature to function. The SMS downloaded to this unit is cleared when this unit is turned off.
Note: You cannot send text messages using this unit (read only).
Voice Output: You can specify
which speakers the caller's voice comes through in your vehicle. You can choose one of
- Front: Outputs voice from
the front left and right speakers.
- Front Right: Outputs voice
from the front right speaker.
- Front Left: Outputs voice
from the front left speaker.
Audio Beep: An audible "Beep" is output from your speakers when a call
comes in. This features can be turned On or Off.
Microphone: A small bracket with
a self-adhesive base allows the included microphone to be mounted on a flat surface
or clipped to your sun-visor. The
microphone swivels on the bracket. You can adjust the Mic Gain (+/-3dB), Noise
Reduction Level (+/-3dB), and Echo Cancellation (+/-2dB). The microphone has an attached
terminated by a male right-angle 3.5mm minijack connector which plugs into the
KCA-BT300. The microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter) x 1.5" (deep).
Bluetooth Audio: The KCA-BT300 is compatible with Bluetooth
audio players that have A2DP or AVRCP profiles. Playback functions include:
Play/Pause, Skip Back/Forward, Fast Forward/Reverse, and Stop. The KCA-BT300
also provides on-screen song information display for compatible Kenwood Bluetooth-ready
Dip Switches: The KCA-BT300 has a set of dip switches on the back that
need to be set to match the receiver it's connected to. If not set correctly
some features may not work or function properly.
Pass-Through Ports: The KCA-BT300 features pass-through ports for
Kenwood components which feature a 5L or KAB connector. Only the terminal which
has the same shape as that of the connector connected to your Kenwood head unit
can be used. Only one external device can be connected to that port.
Optional 2-Changer Switch: The KCA-BT300 is compatible with Kenwood's KCA-S220A
2-Changer Switch interface module, which allows
connection of two CD-changers, only when the KCA-BT300 is connected to your
Kenwood head unit via a 5L port.
Note: The KCA-S220A is not compatible with KAB Kenwood