1-bit D/A Converters: The
KDC-322 is equipped with four Digital-to-Analog
converters, two for each channel, which improve playback sound quality, musical
detail and resolution. Using two D/A converters for each channel cuts distortion
Sound Control: Six 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",
"Pops", "Easy", "Top 40", and "Jazz". In
addition, you may store your own settings under the "User Memory" EQ
curve. Each preset has its own bass, middle, and treble level settings.
Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to
the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may
select a Speaker Setting of "SP OFF" (flat), "SP O.E.M."
(for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP 6*9/6" (for systems with
6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4inch" (for systems
with 4" and 5" speakers).
Sirius Satellite Radio
Controls: This unit can control the
optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite tuner (item #113SR901). 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
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.
Code: You may program
the unit with a 4-digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a
security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been
disconnected from power.
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (CD, FM, AM and Changer).
With Smooth Volume Return: This
unit's attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by a preset
level with the press of a button. When the attenuator button is pressed again,
the Smooth Volume Return feature gradually increases the volume to the original
level, eliminating the jarring change in volume.
Control: The level of
each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output
volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range
from -8 to 0.
Tuner: This unit
uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced tuner for clear radio reception. 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. You can turn on/off this
feature in the menu.
in the Tuner mode, you can directly access a station on the presently tuned band
by pressing the Direct button on the remote control and entering the frequency
on the remote's number pad.
Name Preset (SNPS): This
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 28 FM stations and
10 AM stations can be named. Each name can be up to 8 characters in length.
DNPS (Disc Name Preset) feature can be used to enter names, up to 12 characters
long, into memory for up to 10 discs. When a CD changer with disc naming memory
is connected, names may be entered for CDs in the changer. The number of names
that may be entered for discs in a changer depends on the changer model.
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.
red indicator will blink on the unit after the faceplate is removed, warning
potential thieves. This feature can be turned On or Off.
The KDC-322 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",
Tuner Compatible: This unit is compatible with
the Kenwood weather band tuner (item 113WB100). 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 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 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
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-322
is fully compatible with the Kenwood Music Keg Digital Music System (models
KHD-C710 and KHD-CX910).
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 DISP 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.