Illumination: The display is illuminated in blue. The buttons are
backlit with red illumination. On the right side of
the face, the unit has four rings of red illumination, one around each end of
the <</>> rocker button and one around each end of the AM/FM rocker
button. The combination of blue display illumination and red button illumination is made to match the dash lighting found in many late model Volkswagen vehicles.
This unit has a
positive LCD with blue LED backlighting.
Dual Info 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.
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
"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.
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
"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
- Audible Search
- Track Search
- Disc Search
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.
Scan: Plays the
first 10 seconds of each track on the selected disc.
Play: Plays 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 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"
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.