Illumination: The main display line is illuminated in white. The
loud, attenuation, "CD-IN", and stereo indicators are displayed with
green illumination. The System Q Sound Control indicators are displayed with
light orange illumination. The buttons are backlit with green illumination.
On the right side of the face, the unit has four rings of
blue illumination, one around each end of the <</>> rocker button
and one around each end of the AM/FM rocker button.
Display Type: This
unit has a color LCD with white LED backlighting, giving you a bright,
Display: The clock and
source information can be displayed simultaneously.
unit will play prerecorded CDs, finalized CD-R discs, and finalized CD-RW discs.
Optimum Servo Control (DOSC): This
circuitry enables the CD player to determine each disc's reflection rate and the
modulation rate of its pits, enabling the player to set the ideal servo gain for
each disc. DOSC also adjusts servo gain and balance when it encounters
vibration, scratches, dust, or fingerprints, reducing mistracking and skipping.
Digital Timing (DPAC): A
high-precision master clock circuit that is isolated from signal-processing
circuits to eliminate interference. This ensures that digital information is
processed at exactly the same rate as it was recorded, eliminating jitter
(time-based errors that make music sound harsh).
Quad 1-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter: Four
digital-to-analog converters, two for each channel, improve playback sound
quality, including musical detail and resolution. Using two converters for each
channel reduces distortion by half.
System Q Sound
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
"Flat", "Rock", "Top 40", "Jazz",
"Easy" and "Pops". Each preset has its own bass center
frequency, bass level, bass quality factor, bass extension, middle center
frequency, middle level, middle quality factor, treble center frequency and
treble level settings. You may adjust the bass, middle, and treble level
settings for each preset EQ curve; the center frequency and quality factor
settings are not user adjustable.
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
"F" (flat), "O" (for OEM factory speaker systems),
"6" (for systems with 6" to 6"x9" size speakers) or
"5" (for systems with 4" to 5" speakers).
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (CD, FM, AM and Changer).
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.
Tuner: This unit
uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced tuner for clear radio reception.
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.
Position Memory: If
the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD is playing, the
next time CD is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point
where it left off.
Input "Ready": When
used with an optional adapter (KCA-S210A or CA-C1AX) or with the KDC-CX87 CD
changer, this unit can accept input from an auxiliary source. This unit cannot
accept input from an auxiliary source unless the appropriate adapter or CD
changer is purchased and connected. When the CA-C1AX adapter (item 113CAC1AX) is
used, you cannot connect a CD changer to the head unit because the CA-C1AX plugs
into the DIN changer control connection on the head unit.
Tuner Compatible: This
unit is compatible with the Kenwood KTC-WB100 weather band tuner (sold
separately). The optional tuner box allows you to tune in weather band radio
stations. There are about 480 weather band radio stations in the United States,
and this option allows you to tap into the information needed to prepare for
outdoor activities such as sporting events, camping trips and days at the park.
This unit is directly compatible with Kenwood
changers that have an O-N switch. If you have an old Kenwood changer with a
square plug, you will need the CA-DS100 converter cord and the KCA-S210A
switching adapter. If you have a newer Kenwood
changer with a round plug but no O-N switch, you will need the KCA-S210A
switching adapter. If you use a changer without an O-N switch, you will not have
access to the following functions: DNPS, DNPP, Magazine Random Play and CD Text
Search: Forward and reverse.
Search: Forward and reverse.
Search: Forward and reverse.
Play: Allows you to
select Track Repeat or Disc Repeat. When Track Repeat is chosen, the unit
will repeat the selected track. When Disc Repeat is chosen, the unit will
repeat the selected disc.
the first 10 seconds of each track on the selected disc.
all tracks on one disc in random order. When all tracks on that disc have
been played, the unit will move to the next disc and play all of its tracks
in random order.
Random Play: Plays
the tracks on all the discs in the changer in random order.
Remote: This unit comes with
the Kenwood RC-500 wireless remote.
- Volume +/-: Adjusts the
volume up or down
- SRC: Cycles
through the different sources (Tuner, CD, Changer, Standby mode)
- Tune/Track (<</>>):
In tuner mode, these buttons increase or decrease the tuner frequency. In CD
or changer mode, these buttons select the next or previous track.
- FM/Disc +: In tuner mode,
this button selects the FM band. In changer mode, this button selects the
next disc in the changer.
- AM/Disc -: In tuner mode,
this button selects the AM band. In changer mode, this button selects the
previous disc in the changer.
- ATT: Attenuates the audio
- DNPP/SBF: Does not
control a function on this unit
- OK: Does not control a
function on this unit
L=5.695", W=1.961", H=0.941"
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.