MASK Security: The stealth
mechanism on this unit reverses the faceplate so that only a blank panel is visible. When
you turn the ignition on, the unit's power turns on and the faceplate reverses. You can
also close the unit at any time by pressing the source button for over a second. When
closed this way you can re-open the unit by sliding the "Manual Open Switch" to
the left. The "Manual Open Switch" switch is located in the lower right hand
corner of the panel, and you may select how many times (from 1 to 3) it must be slid to
open the unit. You can enter a 4 digit security code which keeps you from turning on the
unit without the code when battery power is removed.
Display/Faceplate: The unit has a multi-colored display. The FM
frequencies, CD track, "News", "Text", "Dual", clock and
dual info portion of the display (see below) are displayed in light blue. The loudness,
CD-in and clock indicators illuminate in red. The Auto1/2 indicator illuminates in medium
blue. There is an 8 band green colored spectrum analyzer on the left hand side of the
display; this can be set to one of two spectrum displays or a character (icon) display.
There is a bright blue source button and a red power LED in the upper right hand corner of
the faceplate. This unit has dual button illumination. The button markings are illuminated
in green and can be switched to red. This changes only the button illumination (except the
source button which remains blue), it does not change the display
illumination. The finish on this unit is a glossy, ebony black.
Plus/Minus Power Source:
Generates higher supply voltages to audio circuits, enabling higher output levels with
less noise and distortion. Additionally, the plus/minus power supply isolates the audio
ground from the vehicle's chassis ground, eliminating ground loops and interference.
4.0-volt gold-plated front, rear and
non-fading preamp outputs.
System E's+ Advanced Crossover
System: Allows you to select a high pass filter on either the front or rear
output, or both, (preamp outputs and speaker outputs) which can be set to 40, 60, 80, 100,
120, 150, 180 or 220Hz. You can set a low pass filter for the non-fading RCA of 50, 80,
120Hz or through and select the phase for the non-fading RCA of normal or reverse.
External 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 can select Flat, or boost the bass of the amplifier by +6 or +12dB.
Dual Info Display: In
addition to the standard display line, which displays frequency/track/title info, there is
a second display line in the lower center portion of the display window that can be set to
display the clock, source, track time (only during disc play) or track number (only during
Faceplate Angle Adjustment: Using a switch mounted below the CD slot, you
may set the unit to hold the display at one of two angles or flat against the front of the
Black 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.
Display Dimming: This unit is equipped with an illumination wire that
dims the display when headlights turned on. Dims to a preset level, you can select a
dimmer level of 0-10, not affected by vehicle's dimmer control.
Auxiliary Input "Ready": When
used with an optional adapter (KCA-S210A or CA-C1AX) or with the KDC-CX82 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 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 changer control DIN connection on the
Dual Zone Capability: This
feature allows you to play an auxiliary source through the rear channels and the tuner or
built-in CD player through the front channels.
- To use the Dual zone feature you must purchase
one of the following items: KCA-S210A, CA-C1AX, KDC-CPS82 or KDC-CX82.
- When this feature is active, the bass, treble
and loudness controls do not affect the rear channels.
- When the Dual Zone system is on, the CD/MD
changer controls are deactivated.
CR2 advanced clear reception tuner.
CRSC (Clean Reception System Control): Eliminates multi-path distortion.
It can be turned off for better reception when a multi-path situation is not
SNPS (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. 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.
RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data System): RBDS is used by some FM radio
stations to transmit additional data; this unit has the following functions:
- PTY (Program type) Function:
Allows you to seek tune only stations with the desired type of programming. The
programming is broken down into: 1) News, 2) Information, 3) Sports, 4) Talk, 5) Rock, 6)
Classic Rock, 7) Adult Hits, 8) Soft Rock, 9) Top 40, 10) Country, 11) Oldies, 12) Soft,
13) Nostalgia, 14) Jazz, 15) Classical, 16) R&B, 17) Soft R&B, 18) Language, 19)
Religious Music, 20) Religious Talk, 21) Personality, and 22) Public. You can register up
to 48 non-RBDS stations as program types. When you register a non-RBDS station as a
certain program type it will be found when using PTY seek tune for stations in that
- Alarm: When in Tuner mode or
when the Traffic Information function is turned on and an emergency transmission is made,
this unit's tuner will automatically switch to the warning.
- Traffic Information Function:
If a traffic information station begins to broadcast a traffic bulletin while a CD is
playing, the unit will automatically play the bulletin and return to the CD when the
bulletin ends. This function may be turned on/off.
- Radio Text: This unit
displays text info which might be transmitted by RBDS stations, if the station is not
transmitting text, the unit will display "No Text". You can set radio text to
scroll automatically, or it can be set to manual which allows you to scroll one line
at a time.
- Auto Time Set: When set to
auto time set, the unit will automatically set the time when tuned to a RBDS station which
broadcasts time information.
Selectable Tuning Spacing:
You may select U.S. standard or European tuning spacing. To switch to/from European tuning
spacing, hold down preset buttons 1 and 5, then press the reset button (while holding down
preset buttons 1 and 5). Hold all three buttons in for 3-seconds, then release only the
reset button. 3-seconds after releasing the reset button, release the preset 1 and preset
D.R.I.V.E. Circuit: With 20
bit resolution produces greater accuracy and detail by virtually eliminating digital
distortion. This is especially helpful in soft musical passages.
Zero Bit Mute: Keeps the CD
player quiet during sections without music (such as between tracks).
CD Text: This unit 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.
CD Changer Control: This unit can control up to two compatible Kenwood CD
changers. To connect two changers, a switching adapter is needed (113KCAS200).
CD Naming: Names up to eight characters long may be entered into the
memory of this unit for 30 CDs. 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).
Source Tone Memory: You can store bass and treble settings for each
source (CD/FM/AM/CD changer).
CD Pause: You can pause the CD player without having the tuner come on.
Last 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.
Tuning Modes: Besides manual and auto (seek) tuning there is also an Auto
2 mode which cycles through the presets when you press the >> or << buttons.
Tuning Frequency Ranges: FM tuning - 87.9-107.9MHz (87.5-108MHz when set
for European spacing), AM tuning - 530 kHz-1700 kHz (531-1611kHz when set for European
Disc Changer Control Functions
- Can control up to 2 CD changers
- Audible search forward/reverse
- Track search forward/reverse
- Disc search forward/reverse
- Repeat track/disc
- Track scan: scans each track on a disc for 10
- Disc scan: scans the first 10 seconds of each
disc in changer.
- Random play: plays 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.
- Magazine Random Play: randomly plays tracks on
all discs in changer.
- Disc Name Preset Play: When used with
compatible CD changers will allow you to name discs (maximum of 8 characters per disc).
Once a disc has been named, it can be selected by name using the remote. The number of
names you can store depends on CD changer you're using; with the KDCC712, and 662 you can
store up to 100 names. By using the DNPP button on the remote you can display these names
and select a disc to play.
- CD Text/MD Display: when connected to a CD
Text capable CD changer or a MD changer, 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.
Note: CD Text display not available
when two changers are connected using item 113KCAS200.
Remote Control Functions
This unit comes supplied with with Kenwood's
RC-500 infrared remote control (Dimensions: L = 5.695", W = 1.961", H =
- Volume +/- buttons
- SRC button: selects source (Tuner, Tape, CD,
- Tune/Track buttons |<</>>|
- ATT button: attenuates output
- Play/Pause button
- AM/Disc- button
- FM/Disc+ button
- OK Button
- 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.
Warranty: Registration card
that comes with the unit is a one year warranty. However, if the receiver is registered
using the provided SmartCard or at Kenwood's Web Site (www.kenwoodusa.com) the warranty is
extended to two years.
Note: Please allow at least 1.25" in
front of the face for the stealth mechanism to retract.