Minimum Computer Requirements
The receiver can play AAC, MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW
discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should
have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 100 folders, and 255 files per folder.
During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded
ID3 Tag information. AAC ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
Kenwood Advanced CODEC Drive:
The KDC-X589 features Advanced CODEC Drive (ACDrive) to help you organize your
digital music files and burn CDs with advanced features. With the PhatNoise
Media Manager (on the supplied CD-ROM software), you can browse compressed audio
files by playlists, artists, albums or genres. The receiver's built-in Voice
Index will "announce" artist, album, and genre names when an ACDrive disc is
played. The software will also help you rip music from CDs and encode them as
AAC files. To help you keep up-to-date, the Media Manager software allows you to
download new CODECs and features and download them to a CD for upgrading the
receiver. (See Minimum Computer Requirements below for installing the software
on your computer).
Motorized Angled Faceplate:
When inserting or ejecting a disc, the motorized faceplate automatically slides
down and out to expose the disc slot. Furthermore, you can set the faceplate at
one of three angles for best visibility of the display, in addition to the fully
Burr-Brown D-A Converter:
The KDC-X589 features an audiophile-quality 24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog
converter for superb CD sound. The Burr-Brown D-A converter maximizes the
musical resolution of CDs, CD-R/Ws, and AAC/MP3/WMA-encoded discs.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
connect a satellite radio tuner to the KDC-X589 in a number of ways. The unit is directly compatible with the Sirius SIR-KEN1 Satellite Tuner for Kenwood (item # 607SIRKEN1). The Terk XMDirect universal
XM Satellite Radio tuner (209XMD1000) can be connected to and controlled by the
head unit when used with the XMDirect Smart Adapter for Kenwood (209XMDKEN1). In
addition, you can connect an independently controlled "plug 'n play" unit such
as the Delphi SKYFi2 or Kenwood Here2Everywhere to the head unit through the
optional Aux Input adapter (113CAC1AX or 113KCAS210).
Note: In addition to
the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and
a subscription to Sirius or XM Satellite Radio.
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 OEM."
(for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with
6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4" (for systems
with 4" and 5" speakers). Note: The Speaker Setting affects the
bass, midrange, and treble values of the System Q EX presets. The speaker
setting should be selected first.
System Q Sound Control:
curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve
for different types of music: Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, and Natural. In addition, you may store your own settings under
the "User Memory" EQ curve. Each preset has its own bass center frequency, bass
level, bass Q factor, bass extension, middle center frequency, middle level,
middle Q factor, treble center frequency, and treble level settings. You may
adjust the bass center frequency (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120 or 150Hz), bass level (-8 to
+8), bass Q factor (1.00, 1.25, 1.50 or 2.00), bass extension (On or Off),
middle center frequency (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0kHz), middle level (-8 to +8),
middle Q factor (1.0 or 2.0), treble center frequency (10.0, 12.5, 15.0 or
17.5kHz), and treble level (-8 to +8). The System Q EX can be turned off in the
menu, still allowing you to adjust the bass, middle and treble levels only.
Subwoofer Preamp Output: The
KDC-X589 is equipped with a pair of subwoofer preamp outputs. The subwoofer
outputs can easily be turned on/off. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you
can adjust the volume (-15 to +15 in increments of 2), set the low pass filter
cutoff (50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or thru), and the phase (normal, reverse).
System E's+: In
addition to System Q Sound Control, the KDC-X589 features the System E's+ crossover system
for the speaker and preamp outputs. You can make the following adjustments:
- Front High Pass Filter:
100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180 Hz, 220Hz, or Thru (no filter)
- Rear High Pass Filter:
100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180 Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no filter)
- Low Pass Filter:
60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz or Thru (no filter)
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (CD, FM, AM, Satellite, and CD changer).
Volume Offset: 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.
Built-in Amp Switch: If the
audio signals are output to external amplifiers, you can turn off the internal
amplifier to improve audio quality.
Dual Zone System: The
KDC-X589's Dual Zone System allows you to output one source to the front
channels and another source to the rear channels. The main source can be the
internal disc player or tuner while the sub source is a device connected to the
optional auxiliary input adapter (CA-C1AX). You can assign the sub source to
either the front or rear channels. When the Dual Zone System is activated, the
volume of the front channels is controlled by the volume knob, while the volume
of the rear channels is controlled in the Audio Control menu.
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.
HD Radio Ready: With an
optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item # 113HR100TR), you will be able to receive
digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new
technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as
include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news,
viewable on the receiver's display.
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 circuit can be
turned on or off.
Disc/Station Naming: You can
enter and store names of up to 8 characters for CDs and radio stations.
Characters can include upper case letters, numbers, symbols, and special accent
characters. The memory can store names for up to 30 stations and 10 discs in the
internal CD player. The number of disc names you can store for an external CD
changer depends upon the capability of the changer.
red indicator will blink on the unit after the faceplate is removed, warning
potential thieves. This feature can be turned On or Off.
Security Code: You can enter a
4-digit security code which must be used when the unit is removed from the
vehicle, or the constant power source is disconnected from the unit. When
constant power is restored to the unit, the security code must be entered before
the unit becomes operational. The security code may be disabled if desired.
Bass Management System (B.M.S.):
You can remotely adjust the bass boost of a compatible Kenwood amplifier with
the Bass Management System (B.M.S.). When properly connected, you can set the
bass boost to Flat, +6dB, +12dB, and if the amplifier is capable, +18dB. In
addition, you can set the B.M.S. frequency offset to "Normal" or "Low". The
"Low" setting drops the bass boost normal center frequency by 20%. Note:
The pink/black lead on the receiver's wiring harness should be connected to the
amp's B.M.S. terminal.
Remote Control: The KDC-X589
comes with the RC-527 wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad. The
remote includes volume control for the rear channels when the unit is operating
in the Dual Zone mode. It is
powered by 2 "AA" batteries (supplied). The dimensions of the remote are:
L=5.369", W=1.968", D=1.198".
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, you can turn the clock display
on or off." 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.
Display Dimmer: When the dimmer
control is set to "on", the display automatically dims when the vehicle lights
are turned on. When set to "off", the display doesn't dim. Note: In order
for the display dimmer feature to operate, the orange/white wire in the supplied
wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
Compatibility: 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.
Auxiliary 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 Ext, TV, DVD, Video, Game, or
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.
Minimum Computer Requirements
PhatNoise Media Manager Software: To use Media Manager software, the
following software and hardware are required:
- Software: Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, or XP
- Personal computer (main unit, display, and peripheral units)
incorporating a 500MHz or better Pentium II processor (or the
equivalent) on which the above OS can run normally
- 128MB RAM or more
- Hard disc with 200MB free space
- CD-R/CD-RW drive
- Others: Internet connection environment
- Note: Administrator authority is required when installing Media
Manager in Windows 2000 or XP