Software and Computer Info
Music Keg Inputs/Outputs
Overview: The Kenwood Excelon
KHD-CX910 Music Keg plays MP3, WMA, and WAV files that you download from your
computer. It uses a 24-bit DAC.
Compatibility: The KHD-CX910
connects to the CD/MD changer input of select 1998 and newer Kenwood head units
equipped with CD changer controls; if a controller has been confirmed as
compatible with the Music Keg, the Music Keg will appear in the accessory list
for that controller. Compatible receivers control the Music Keg player just as
it would a changer. If you want to connect the KHD-CX910 and a CD/MD changer
together, a Kenwood KCA-S210A (item 113KCAS210) multi-changer adapter will be
needed. Note: The Music Keg cannot be used along with the Kenwood
KPA-HD100 heads-up display (item 113HD100); the heads-up display will not allow
the Music Keg signal to pass through intact.
Playback Features: Using the
"next" and "previous" track buttons on the controlling
receiver, you can locate tracks. Using the "next" and
"previous" disc buttons on the controlling receiver, you can locate
different play lists. Scan and repeat functions can be used. Note: With
Kenwood head units that recognize CD Text, the song and artist name from MP3 ID3
tags will scroll across the display.
Mounting: The KHD-CX910 Music
Keg can be mounted vertically, horizontally, and upside-down. Avoid mounting the
unit at angles for best shock performance.
DMS Cartridge: "DMS"
stands for Digital Media Storage. The storage capacity of the included cartridge
is 10GB (roughly enough capacity to store about 2,500 compressed format songs).
The cartridge can store MP3, WMA, WAV and other types of data files, but the
Music Keg will only recognize MP3, WAV and WMA files. The total number of songs
the cartridge can store must not exceed 30,000.
Computer-to-Computer File Transfer
Capability: Once data has been downloaded to the DMS cartridge, the included
USB cradle can be used to download files from the cartridge to another USB
USB Cradle: The included cradle
is made to connect to a USB port on your computer, and it allows you to download
data to/from the DMS cartridge.
and Computer Info
PhatNoise Music Manager Features:
The included CD-ROM allows you to organize, play, and create digital music
files. The formats you can choose from are MP3, WMA and WAV; the software can
covert files to the OGG format, but OGG encoded files cannot be played using the
Music Keg . You can also download music from the internet. With this software,
you can arrange music into playlists, and music files can be coverted from one
format to another. The maximum number of playlists that can be managed with this
software is 999. Other features of the software are:
- ID3 Tag Edit Capability
- Integrated Web Browser
- Keyword Song Search
- Multiple MP3/WMA Compression Rates:
up to 320kbps
- Variable Bit-Rate Compatible
Computer Requirements: The
Music Manager software is compatible with Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows
Millenium, Windows 2000 and Windows XP equipped computers. A USB port is
required for the included USB cradle.
Voice Index On Tap: Voice Index
On Tap is an optional software package powered by PhatNoise which can help you
organize your music collection. With Voice Index On Tap, you can browse by
artist, album, genre, or custom playlist at the touch of a button. In addition,
with industry-leading AT&T speech technology, the system reads your choices
aloud, letting you keep your eyes on the road. This software, normally offered
for $75.00, can be obtained free with a promotional code supplied with the Music
- Music Keg: W = 6.743"
(9.059" w/ cable), H = 2.663", D = 8.673"
- DMS cartridge: W =
3.665", H = 0.655", L = 5.699"
- USB Cradle: W = 5.138",
H =4.546", D = 4.875"
- RCA outputs: preamp outputs
that can be used to send the signal to a recording device
- Music Keg female connector
cable: connects Music Keg to the Kenwood CD changer controller
- Alternate power port: not
required for installation
Warranty Period: The warranty
coverage is as follows:
- Music Keg Warranty: 2 Years
Parts and Labor
- DMS cartridge and USB cradle
Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor