Motorized Self-Hiding Removable Faceplate: This
unit is equipped with a detachable MASK faceplate. When the unit is shut off
while the faceplate is in place, a stealth mechanism reverses the faceplate, so
only a blank panel is visible. If you prefer added security, you may detach the
face plate and take it with you. When the faceplate is in the stealth position
and you turn the ignition on, the unit turns on and the faceplate reverses to
reveal the display and controls. You may put the face plate into its closed
position by pressing the source button for over a second. When closed this way,
you can re-open the unit by pressing the "Manual Open Button". The
"Manual Open Button" switch is located on the upper left corner of the
blank side of the face plate.
Code: 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
high-resolution color LCD with white LED backlighting, giving you a bright,
Angle Adjustment: You
may set the unit to hold the display at an angle or flat against the front of
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.
Adjustment: The display
contrast may be adjusted from "1" up to "10" for optimum
Sirius Satellite Radio Controls:
This unit can control the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite tuner (sold
separately). The optional tuner will allow you to receive Sirius Satellite
Sound Control: 6
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",
"Easy" and "Pops". In addition, you may store your own
settings under the "User Memory" EQ curve. Each preset has its own
bass, middle, and treble level settings.
Preset: The Mobile Preset function tailors the
System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your
vehicle. You may select a Mobile Preset setting of "SP OFF" (flat),
"SP O.E.M." (for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP
6*9/6inch" (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers) or
"SP 5/4inch" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
Tone Memory: This feature allows you to
store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (cassette, FM, AM
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.
Tuner: This unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced
tuner for clear radio reception.
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.
Name Preset (SNPS): This
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 32 FM stations and
16 AM stations can be named. Each name can be up to 8 characters in length.
This feature reduces tape hiss for improved sound quality.
Selector: The Metal Tape Selector provides
smoother sound by allowing you to select the proper equalization for playing
back metal tapes.
Program Search System (DPSS): This feature
rewinds the tape to the beginning of the current track or fast forwards the tape
to the beginning of the next track. It does this by detecting the blank spaces
between the songs.
This feature automatically skips blank tape sections
longer than 10 seconds, stopping and playing at the next recorded section.
When playing a cassette, this feature allows you to repeat
the current track.
Input "Ready": When used with an
optional adapter (KCA-S210A or CA-C1AX) or with the KDC-CX87 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
purchased and connected. When the CA-C1AX adapter (item 113CAC1AX) is used, you
cannot connect a CD changer to the head unit because the CA-C1AX plugs into the
DIN changer control connection on the head unit.
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 are 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.
This unit is directly compatible with
Kenwood changers equipped with an O-N switch and Kenwood changers with a round
13-pin input connection, but no O-N switch. If you have an old Kenwood changer
with a square plug, you will need the CA-DS100 converter cord and the KCA-S210A
switching adapter. If you use a changer without an O-N switch, you will not have
access to the following functions: DNPS, DNPP, Magazine Random Play and CD Text
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.
Disc Name Preset (DNPS): When
used with a compatible CD changer, this feature allows you
to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 8 characters in
length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that
is connected to the head unit.
Preset Play (DNPP): 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 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.
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, the Clock Display can be turned on
or off using the CLK button. 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.
Note: Please allow at least 1.25" in front
of the face for the stealth mechanism to retract.