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Kenwood KDC-122

CD receiver

Item #: 113KDC122

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Original Price: $99.99

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Kenwood's KDC-122 CD receiver will play your home-recorded CD-Rs and CD-RWs. Its built-in amp boasts a stompin' 22 watts RMS of 4-way power, accompanied by Kenwood's proprietary System Q Sound Control for a rockin' good time. You get six preset tone curves ("Rock," "Top 40," "Jazz," "Easy," "Pops," and "Flat"), plus 3 tone controls (bass, midrange, and treble) to fine-tune the sound.

Kenwood's KDC-122 CD receiver will play your home-recorded CD-Rs and CD-RWs. Its built-in amp boasts a stompin' 22 watts RMS of 4-way power, accompanied by Kenwood's proprietary System Q Sound Control for a rockin' good time. You get six preset tone curves ("Rock," "Top 40," "Jazz," "Easy," "Pops," and "Flat"), plus 3 tone controls (bass, midrange, and treble) to fine-tune the sound.

Use source tone memory to assign a separate System Q curve for AM, FM, and CD. That way, you won't have to change the tone settings each time you switch sources — just set it once and forget it! You can also customize System Q's response curve with the Mobile Preset function. It tailors the receiver's output to take full advantage of the size and type of speakers in your car.

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What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • Instruction Manual (English/French/Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Warranty Card
  • Yellow Caution note (reminds you to closely follow wiring instructions in manual)

Product Highlights:

  • CR-2 tuner
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • seek tuning
  • plays CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • System Q Sound Control
  • bass, midrange, and treble controls
  • Mobile Preset function adjusts output with three settings (factory speakers, larger aftermarket speakers, smaller aftermarket speakers)
  • source tone memory
  • rear preamp outputs
  • clock
  • 22 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 10-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 96 dB
  • FM sensitivity 9.3 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • Instruction Manual (English/French/Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Warranty Card
  • Yellow Caution note (reminds you to closely follow wiring instructions in manual)

Features and Specs

General
CEA-2006 Compliant ---
RMS Power Output 22 watts
Peak Output 45 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 30-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 2-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs No
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen No
Preamp Voltage 2 volts
Key Button Color Red
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote No
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Expandability
AUX Input No
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input ---
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Android Control ---
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready No
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No

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Features
Note

Features

System Q Sound Control: 5 EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. The preset curves are named "Rock", "Top 40", "Pops", "Jazz" and "Easy". Each preset has its own bass, middle, and treble level settings. In addition to these EQ curves, you can select a "Flat" setting. 

Mobile Preset: The Mobile Preset function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Mobile Preset setting of "SP-F" (off), "SP-O" (for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP-6" (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers) or "SP-5" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).

Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, FM, AM).

CR-2 Tuner: This unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner for clear radio reception.

Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC): This circuit controls multi-path distortion by reducing stereo separation. As stereo separation is reduced, multi-path has less effect on the radio signal, improving reception in areas with tall buildings and mountains.

Note

Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face/button illumination is "keyed". In addition, while the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display can be turned on or off using the CLK button. When the Clock Display is turned on and the unit is in Standby mode, the Clock Display is also "keyed". Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.

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