Our take on the Kenwood KOS-A200 External Media Controller
As the stereo systems in new cars get more complex and offer more options, it gets more and more difficult to upgrade to a brand-name stereo. Kenwood's KOS-A200 External Media Controller lets you enjoy the variety of entertainment options Kenwood offers, without replacing your factory stereo. It features an array of inputs that let you integrate a variety of sources into your factory system, so you can enjoy the entertainment options offered by Kenwood systems, yet maintain the familiar layout of your factory system.
Just connect this interface to your radio via the car's antenna input and supply it with power and ground. You get two auxiliary audio inputs for portable music players and other audio sources, plus a USB input, which lets you connect MP3 players, thumb drives, and other devices with USB outputs. You also get an input for accessories that usually only work with Kenwood in-dash stereos, including a SIRIUS or XM satellite radio, iPod® interface, CD changer, or HD Radio tuner.
If you have an RDS-compatible factory stereo that can display text info, then you'll see artist, album, and song name from your satellite radio, HD Radio tuner, or iPod on your stereo's display. You control the KOS-A200 and your Kenwood components with the included remote.
This interface also works directly with Kenwood car stereos, using a direct BUS connection rather than the FM antenna connection. You can use it to add up to four sources to your Kenwood stereo.
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- External Media Controller lets you add Kenwood gear to your factory stereo
- connects to your stereo via the FM antenna connection
- two auxiliary inputs
- USB input
- compatible with Kenwood's iPod adapter, HD Radio tuner, and CD changer
- satellite radio-ready (subscription required)
- song text shows up on RDS-compatible radio displays
- wireless remote
- directly compatible with most Kenwood car stereos
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee