CD Changer Controls
Sirius Satellite Radio Controls:
This unit can control the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite tuner (item #113SR903).
In addition to the Sirius tuner, you will need an antenna and subscription in
order to receive Sirius Satellite Radio programming. The Kenwood Sirius radio
tuner has a CD-changer pass-through, allowing the connection of an optional
Kenwood CD changer in addition to the Sirius tuner with only one connection to
the head unit.
1-Bit D-A Converters:
The KDC-2025 features Integrated Quad 1-Bit Digital-to-Analog converters for
superb CD sound. Four D-A converters, two for each channel, improve playback
sound quality, including musical detail and resolution. Using 2 converters for
each channel reduces distortion by half.
Sound Control: 6 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", "Easy"
and "Flat". Each preset has its own bass, middle, and treble level
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" x 9" speakers) or "SP-5" (for systems with 4" and
Equalizer: You can
independently adjust the level of three audio bands from -10dB to +10dB: Bass
(100Hz), Midrange (1kHz) and Treble (10kHz).
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (CD, FM, AM).
This unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal
strength for clear radio reception. The tuner incorporates an Automatic Noise
Reduction Circuit (ANRC), along with the Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC),
for improved rejection of distortion due to multi-path. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.
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. The CRSC feature can be
turned on or off.
Name Preset (SNPS): This
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 32 FM stations and
16 AM stations can be named. Each name can be up to 8 characters in length.
With Smooth Volume
Return: The attenuator
immediately lowers the volume by a preset level. Smooth Volume Return gradually
increases the volume to the original level when the ATT button is pressed a
second time, eliminating a jarring change in volume.
System Indicator: A red indicator will blink on
the unit after the faceplate is removed, warning potential thieves. This feature
can be turned On or Off.
Faceplate Finish: The
faceplate and trim ring feature a metallic gray finish.
KDC-2025 has a positive LCD display with 14-segment characters and a blue LED
Control: The KDC-2025
comes with the RC-505 wireless remote control, a 22-button full-function remote
with a 10-key number pad. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries
(supplied). The dimensions of the remote are: L=5.488", W=1.75",
This unit is directly compatible with Kenwood
changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the
switch will need to be set to the "N" position. If you have a Kenwood
changer manufactured before 1998, you will need the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
Changers manufactured before 1994 require the CA-DS100 converter cord
(113CADS100) and the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
Changer Controls: In addition
to basic disc navigation features, this unit has the following changer controls:
direct disc access (using the remote), direct track access (using the remote),
track intro scan, track repeat, disc repeat, disc random, and all disc random.
Disc Name Preset (DNPS): When
used with a compatible CD changer, this feature allows you
to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 8 characters in
length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that
is connected to the head unit.
Preset Play (DNPP): Once
a disc has been named, you may press the DNPP button on the remote to display
the name of each disc for 5 seconds. When the name of the desired disc appears,
you can press the OK button on the remote to select the disc for playback.
CD Text/MD Display: When connected
to a CD Text capable CD changer or an MD changer, this unit can display disc and
track titles for discs encoded with disc and track title information. The text
information can be scrolled manually or automatically.
Music Keg Compatible: The
KDC-2025 is fully compatible with the Kenwood Music Keg Digital Music System
(models KHD-C710 and KHD-CX910).
Input "Ready": When
used with an optional adapter, this unit can accept input from an auxiliary
source. When the CA-C1AUX adapter (item 113CAC1AX) is used, you cannot connect a
CD changer to the head unit because the adapter plugs into the DIN changer
control connection on the head unit. When the KCA-S210A 2-changer switch (item
113KCAS210) is used, you can connect a CD changer and an auxiliary audio source
at the same time. When an auxiliary audio source is connected, you can choose
from one of six names for the source: Aux 1, TV, Video, Game, Portable or DVD.
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 (SRC) button turns the unit off completely.