1-Bit D-A Converters:
The KDC-205 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.
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-205 has a negative LCD display with white 7-segment characters on a blue
Display: When in the Tuner mode, you can choose to display the clock at the
same time as the frequency of the tuned station. In the CD mode, the track
information is displayed, and you can switch between the elapsed time of the
track and the clock 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 (SRC) button turns the unit off completely.