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Kenwood SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Model CA-SR20V — for Kenwood multimedia receivers with KAB Bus (subscription sold separately by SiriusXM)

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by Zak Billmeier
SiriusXM

The Kenwood SiriusConnect CA-SR20V adapter lets you control a SIRIUS satellite radio with select Kenwood multimedia receivers. This adapter works with newer Kenwood stereos that use the KAB Bus system, letting you control either of the following:

  • the SC-C1 SiriusConnect universal tuner;
  • a compatible SIRIUS portable radio, like the Sportster, Starmate, Stratus, or Stiletto, together with a SiriusConnect vehicle kit.

The CA-SR20V adapter sends song text to the Kenwood stereo's display, and lets you browse SIRIUS channels by using your Kenwood stereo's controls. The adapter powers your satellite radio so you won't have to worry about your radio's battery running out. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: A subscription to SIRIUS is also required. Satellite radio service is available only within the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service is available in Alaska.

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  • 7.5" KAB to SiriusConnect adapter cable
  • Instruction Manual

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Features

Overview: The Kenwood CA-SR20V KAB/SiriusConnect adapter cable lets you control your Sirius universal tuner or plug-and-play tuner (tuners sold separately) from your 2008-2011 Satellite Ready Kenwood multimedia receiver which features a KAB port. In addition to the CA-SR20V adapter cable, you will need a Satellite Ready Kenwood KAB multimedia receiver, a SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle Tuner (SC-C1) or a Sirius plug-and-play device with a SiriusConnect Vehicle Kit (item number 607SCVDOC1) along with a subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Compatibility: The CA-SR20V is compatible with Satellite Radio Ready 2008-2011 Kenwood multimedia receivers which feature a KAB port and requires an optional SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle Tuner (part SC-C1, not longer available) or SiriusConnect Vehicle Dock (item number 607SCVDOC1) and a Sirius portable plug-and-play tuner. The following Satellite Radio Ready Kenwood KAB multimedia receivers are compatible with the CA-SR20V.

  • DNX Series
  • DDX Series
  • KVT Series

Connections: The 7.5" CA-SR20V adapter cable features a proprietary Kenwood KAB plug on one end which plugs into the back of your compatible 2008-up Kenwood multimedia receiver's rear-panel KAB port and a proprietary 8-pin SiriusConnect plug on other end which connects to the optional SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle Tuner (SC-C1) or SiriusConnect Plug-and-Play Vehicle Kit (607SCVDOC1).

Note: Cannot be used in conjunction with Kenwood's external HD Radio tuner.

 
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5 out of 5

Adatper Cable for /XM

Written By George, Apple Valley, CA on Friday, August 23, 2013
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Having this quality Kenwood cable available at Crutchfield along with the SIRIUS tuner, made the installation easy as pie. I was enjoying the 50's music in no time.
Pros:
Great Cable, professionally made.
Cons:
Non
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5 out of 5

It works as it is supposed to

Written By James, FL on Thursday, August 15, 2013
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It works
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5 out of 5

Sirius connect

Written By Dhancock, Georgia on Sunday, July 28, 2013
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This works perfect
Pros:
To many to list
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

It's an adapter

Written By GeneK, South Bend, IN on Monday, July 15, 2013
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There is not much to say about this. It is the required adapter to work between the Kenwood KOS-A300 and the SiriusXM SC-C1 receiver. It seems to be a very well made device. It would be nice if it came in different lengths for more installation options. I installed this in a Honda Civic and space is pretty tight.
Pros:
Well made wire harness.
Cons:
Short
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5 out of 5

great add on for sirius radio with ease of installation A+

Written By Mike D, Louisa Va on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Easy installation this product adapts your receiver to a sate light receiver. Self explanatory makes it easy to conceal the sate light receiver. Unit in the dash.
Pros:
Simple install plug into back of radio.
Cons:
Wished I purchased it sooner.
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5 out of 5

Kenwood SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Written By Alvi, springfield,ma on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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item fit perfect did its job the way I needed it to wonderfull.
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5 out of 5

Kenwood SiriusConnect Adapter

Written By JohnW, Vicksburg, MS on Monday, June 17, 2013
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Perfect fit. Right length since I was putting the Sirius Connect and Kenwood upgrade unit side by side.
Pros:
Fit, length
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By condorsix, Bellbrook, OH on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Gotta have it! Perfect!
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5 out of 5

Excellent service

Written By Sam, Phoenix az on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Excellent product
Pros:
Fast service
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

Warning does not fit all Kenwood--but may be a good fit

Written By CH, Central US on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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Nothing is wrong with the product to deserve a bad rating but with this said: Bought this adapter with a KDC-BT755HD and a SiriusConnect Car-only Tuner as the website prompted during online purchase. Something is wrong with the Crutchfield website on this. When I received all my new gear and began installation it didn't fit. Called customer service and they said I actually needed the SiriusXM SXV200V1 tuner. They shipped out the correct tuner immediately with a return label. Do not buy this for your Kenwood without checking with tech support!!!
Cons:
Does NOT fit all Kenwood receivers!
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5 out of 5

Kenwood SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Written By BillyW, Nacogdoches, TX on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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Worked perfectly as advertised!
Pros:
Quick connect... plug and play.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

worked as advertised

Written By Mitch, Atlanta, GA on Friday, February 10, 2012
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Used this to connect a SIRIUS VDOC1 adapter (w/ Starmate 6) to a Kenwood BT-300 adapter (which was then connected to a KOS-A300 factory upgrade kit). All equipment works perfectly.
Pros:
easy/quick install works as advertised
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5 out of 5

Simple little adapter!

Written By SteveM, Fort Scott, KS on Friday, September 23, 2011
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Since my Kenwood head-unit is a "smart unit" and doesn't require the Sirius adapter box, without this little cable adapter, I would have had a heck of a time trying to plug the Sirius radio into my head-unit, but this little baby saved the day!
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5 out of 5

Just Works

Written By Chappy, Brownsburg, IN on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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Just installed this in my wife's `06 Jeep Liberty. It does what it's supposed to do and works very well.
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5 out of 5

Kenwood SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Written By Alex, Chicago on Sunday, February 01, 2009
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Does what it is supposed to. Just be careful because if you don't have a lot of room behind your headunit, the slighest sideways force will slightly off-center this piece, and cause you to not have any reception on your receiver.
24 out of 29 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

hey guys I just purchased a kenwood ddx770 and would like to connect my Sirius SCVDOC1 Sirius Connect Plug & Play Vehicle Dock . Will this cable allow me to connect and play through the radio? [ chip  Jan 08, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • It should. The whole point of connecting the dock to the head unit is to be able to control the device (sirius radio) from the head unit. Verify that your head unit can control the device. [ James   Jan 09, 2014 ]

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