2 Year Warranty: This
unit comes with a 1-year warranty card, but the actual warranty is 2-years. The
2-year warranty period has been confirmed and authorized by Kenwood.
Removable Faceplate: This unit is
equipped with a detachable MASK faceplate. When you press the release button the
faceplate manually slides down and forward, revealing the CD loading slot
behind the faceplate. When the faceplate is in the release position, you may
flip the faceplate upward,
locking it in place, so only a blank panel is visible, or, if you prefer
additional security, the faceplate may be detached from the unit.
When the faceplate is in the stealth position, the panel can be flipped open to
reveal the display and controls by pressing and releasing the top portion of
the blank panel. Once the controls and display are visible, the faceplate can be
put into it's normal viewing position by pushing the lower edge of the faceplate
downward, then forward, until it locks in place.
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.
This unit has a multi-colored display. The main display color is white
(Radio frequencies, CD track, CD track time, tuner band, clock). The "LOUD",
"ATT" (attenuator), "ST" (stereo) and clock indicators are
displayed with amber illumination. The spinning CD/tuning
indicator is displayed with light blue illumination.
SRC button is backlit with medium blue illumination. The button illumination for
all of the buttons, except the SRC button, may be set to green or red. Changing
the button illumination color changes only the button illumination (except the
source button which remains blue), it does not change the
gold-plated front and rear/non-fading preamp outputs
Preamp Outputs: The rear preamp outputs
can be switched to non-fading. When this is done, you can adjust the non-fading
output level from -15 to +15 in increments of 2 (-15, -13, -11 etc.).
E's+ Advanced Crossover System: The
System E's+ system allows you to select a high pass filter for the front and/or
rear preamp and speaker outputs. The high pass filter frequency may be set to
40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180 or 220Hz. You may set the low pass filter for the
non-fading preamp outputs to 50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz or "through" and select
the phase for the non-fading RCA of normal or reverse.
(Sound Coordinate System): 5 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" and "Easy".
Each preset has it's own bass center frequency, bass level, bass quality factor,
bass extension, treble center frequency and treble level settings. This
system allows you to select a bass center frequency (60, 70, 80, 100 or 150Hz),
the bass "Q" (1.0, 1.25, 1.5 or 2.0), the Bass EXT mode (on/off) and
the treble center frequency (10k, 12.5k, 15.0k or 17.5kHz) for more precise
control of your system's sound. You may modify the preset curves and enter up to
6 of your custom curves into preset memory. If you store a custom curve in
preset memory, the new curve overwrites the factory preset curve. The preset
curves are recalled using the audio control menu and the preset buttons.
Control ("VOL 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.
Amp Control: Kenwood
also calls this "B.M.S." (Bass Management System). When used with a
compatible, Kenwood eXcelon amplifier, you can adjust the bass boost level of
the amplifier through this head unit. You may select Flat, or boost the bass of
the amplifier by +6 or +12dB.
Mask Display Setting: If
you desire a less cluttered display appearance, you may turn off the lower part
of the display. With the Black Mask function set to "on", only the
main display line illuminates.
Dimming: When the illumination
wire of this unit is connected to the headlamp circuit of your vehicle, and you
turn your lights on, the display will dim to a preset level. The display
brightness is not affected by the vehicle's dimmer control.
display contrast may be adjusted from "1" up to "10" for
Input "Ready": When
used with an optional adapter (KCA-S210A or CA-C1AX) or with the KDC-CX82 or
KDC-CX85 CD changers, 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 also purchased and connected. When the CA-C1AX adapter (item
113CAC1AX) is used, you cannot connect a CD changer to the head unit (the
CA-C1AX plugs into the DIN changer control connection on the head unit).
clear reception tuner
(Clean Reception System Control): Eliminates
multi-path distortion. It can be turned off for better reception when a
multi-path situation is not present.
(Station Name Preset): You
can assign names (up to 8 characters) for up to 32 FM stations and 16 AM
stations. After a name has been assigned, you can press the DNPP button on the
remote to display the name of each preset station for 5 seconds. When the name
of the desired station appears, you can press the OK button on the remote to
select the station. If a name has not been entered for a preset, the frequency
will display. As the station names are cycled, you hear the station that was
tuned in prior to the DNPP button being pressed, you do not hear the stations as
their names are displayed.
- turn the unit completely off
- hold down preset buttons 1 and 5
- press the SRC button (while holding
down preset buttons 1 and 5)
- after the SRC button is pressed, the
unit will turn on and you can release the SRC, preset 1 and preset 5
manual and auto (seek) tuning, there is an Auto 2 mode which cycles through the
presets when you press the >> or << buttons.
will display CD Text for CDs encoded with CD Text. The display is capable of
showing 8 characters at a time, and can be set for auto or manual scrolling of
titles longer than 8 characters.
Changer Control: This
unit can control up to two compatible Kenwood CD changers. To connect two
changers, a switching adapter (item 113KCAS210) is needed; item 113KCAS210 is
Name Preset): The DNPS
feature can be used to enter names, up to 10
characters long, into memory for up to 30 discs. When a CD changer with
disc naming memory is connected, names may be entered for CDs in the changer
(see CD changer control functions below). The number of names that may be
entered for discs in a changer depends on the changer model.
can pause the CD player without having the tuner come on.
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.
Tone Memory: You can store bass
and treble settings for each source (CD/FM/AM/CD changer).
The date may be set
into memory and displayed.
Memo Mode: You
may input a text message (up to 32 characters) and set the date when that text
will appear on the display. The message you select automatically appears on the
chosen date when the unit's power is first turned on. You may enter up to 30
separate text messages into memory.
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
is 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.
Display Compatible: Kenwood's
KPA-HD100 heads-up display (sold separately) may be connected to this receiver
and placed on the dashboard, or overhead. The heads-up display can give a
readout of the information from this receiver's display, allowing you to monitor
the radio without the inconvenience and danger of taking your eyes from the road
to look down at the radio location.
Changer Control Functions
- 2 changer
used with item 113KCAS210 (sold separately), this unit can control two
track search: using the remote,
you can directly input the track number of the song you want to hear
disc search: using the remote, you
can directly input the disc number that you want to hear
- Repeat track/disc
each track on a disc for 10 seconds.
- Disc scan:
first 10 seconds of each disc in changer.
all tracks on one disc randomly, when all tracks on that disc have been
played it will start randomly playing tracks on next disc in changer.
Random Play: randomly
plays tracks on all discs in changer.
- DNPS (Disc
Name Preset): The DNPS
feature can be used to enter disc names into memory. The number of
characters per name and the number of names that may be entered depends on
the changer model; with the KDCC715 and 665 CD changers, you can store up to
- DNPP (Disc
Name Preset Play): 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
connected to a CD Text capable CD changer (or an MD changer) with an
"O-N" switch set to "N", this unit can display disc and
track titles for discs encoded with disc/track information. The unit can be
set to manually or automatically scroll text information. CD Text Display
with CD Text compatible changer can be set to auto or manual scroll.
RC-520 infrared remote control is included with this unit.
= 5.695", W = 1.961", H = 0.941"
rocker button used for volume control
- SRC: selects
source (Tuner, Tape, CD, CD-MD changer)
button has no function with this unit)
- DNPP/SBF: Allows
you to display all discs name which have been preset in the changer and to
select any of these discs to play.
allow at least 1.25" in front of the face for the stealth mechanism to
CD S/N Ratio:
The original version of the manual listed a CD S/N ratio of 93dB. There was a
running change made to the unit which increased the signal-to-noise ratio to
96dB. Kenwood will correct the manual and include the corrected version
with future manufacturing runs of this unit.