Display Modes: The Kenwood
KDC-MP732 features a large, bright, 64-color fluorescent display with 5
selectable display modes:
- Graphic Display (Display Type
A): You can choose between 2 "movies" or a slideshow of 6 still images.
Text information is displayed briefly for tuner and CD functions before
- Graphic + Text Display
(Display Type B): The same Graphic Display is shown, plus one line of
text is displayed. Selectable text information is available for each source.
- 3-line, 2-column Text Display
(Display Type C):
Three lines of text information are displayed, each with a text label icon
and the text display. You can choose what information to display for each
line (clock, frequency, playback time, CD text, ID3 tags, etc.), plus choose
a text display color between white, red, or blue.
- Text + Source Icon Display
(Display Type D):
Two lines of text information are displayed (selectable information and
colors). On the right end of the display is an icon to indicate the
currently selected source. The bottom line features function labels for the
multi-function keys located directly below.
- G-Analyzer Display (Display
Type E): Measurements of G-forces (gravity) on the vehicle are
displayed. You can select between "G-Graphic", G-Meter (Graphic), G-Meter
(Text), or G-Counter display.
G-Analyzer: This unit is
equipped with a sensor that measures the forces of gravity on the vehicle. This
sensor enables the receiver to calculate G-forces during acceleration, braking,
and cornering. The G-Analyzer has a stop watch that can be automatically started
when forward or reverse G-forces are detected. The G-Analyzer also has a
horsepower analysis tool that measures your vehicle's horsepower and displays a
graph with max power. Setup and calibration for acceleration and braking must be
performed before using the G-Analyzer.
Note: Features like the
horsepower analysis tool should not be used on public roads.
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: The
receiver can play AAC, MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW
discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should
have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 100 folders, and 255 files per folder.
During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag information. AAC
ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
Motorized Angled Faceplate:
When inserting or ejecting a disc, the motorized faceplate automatically slides
down and out to expose the disc slot. Furthermore, you can set the faceplate at
one of three angles for best visibility of the display, in addition to the fully
Satellite Radio Ready: The
head unit is directly compatible with the SIRIUS SIR-KEN1 Satellite Tuner for Kenwood
(item # 607SIRKEN1). The Terk XMDirect universal XM Satellite Radio tuner
(209XMD1000) can be connected to and controlled by the head unit when used with
the XMDirect Smart Adapter for Kenwood (209XMDKEN1).
Note: In addition to
the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and
a subscription to SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio.
System Q Sound Control:
Six EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset
EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings
for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (10kHz). Each level can also be
set to your personal taste between -8 and +8 and stored in the "User" memory.
The 6 preset curves with their respective bass, mid, and treble levels are as
- Rock: Bass +6, Mid +1,
Bass +3, Mid +2, Treble +6
Bass +6, Mid 0, Treble -2
- Top 40:
Bass +3, Mid +1, Treble +8
Bass +5, Mid +2, Treble +2
Bass 0, Mid 0, Treble 0
Speaker Settings: The Speaker
Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the
type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of "SP Off"
(flat), "SP OEM" (for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with
6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
System E's+: In addition to
System Q Sound Control, the KDC-MP732 features the System E's+ crossover system
for the speaker and preamp outputs. You can make the following adjustments:
- Front High Pass Filter:
40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no filter)
- Rear High Pass Filter:
40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz,
150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no filter)
- Low Pass Filter: 50Hz,
60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz or Thru (no filter)
Source Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for
each source (CD, FM, AM, Satellite, and CD changer).
Volume 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.
Built-in Amp Switch: If the
audio signals are output to external amplifiers, you can turn off the internal
amplifier to improve audio quality.
Dual Zone System: The
KDC-MP732's Dual Zone System allows you to output one source to the front
channels and another source to the rear channels. The main source can be the
internal disc player, tuner, or a source connected via the 13-pin CD changer
input. The sub source is a device connected to the rear RCA auxiliary input. You
can assign the sub source to either the front or rear channels. When the Dual
Zone System is activated, the volume of the front channels is controlled by the
volume knob, while the volume of the rear channels is controlled in the Audio
CR-2 Advanced Tuner: This unit
uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced tuner for clear radio reception. You can choose one
of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes
the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.
HD Radio Ready: With an
optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item # 113HR100TR), you will be able to receive
digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new
technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as
include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news,
viewable on the receiver's display.
Clean 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.
The CRSC circuit can be turned on or off.
Disc/Station Naming: You can
enter and store names of up to 12 characters for CDs and radio stations.
Characters can include upper case letters, numbers, symbols, and special accent
characters. The memory can store names for up to 30 stations and 10 discs in the
internal CD player. The number of disc names you can store for an external CD
changer depends upon the capability of the changer.
Disabled System Indicator: A
red indicator will blink on the unit after the faceplate is removed, warning
potential thieves. This feature can be turned On or Off.
Security Code: You can enter a
4-digit security code which must be used when the unit is removed from the
vehicle, or the constant power source is disconnected from the unit. When
constant power is restored to the unit, the security code must be entered before
the unit becomes operational. The security code may be disabled if desired.
Remote Control: The KDC-MP732
comes with the RC-527 wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad. The
remote includes volume control for the rear channels when the unit is operating
in the Dual Zone mode. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries (supplied). The
dimensions of the remote are: L=5.369", W=1.968", D=1.198".
Display 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, you can turn the clock display on
or off. 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.
Display Dimmer: When the dimmer
control is set to "on," the display automatically dims when the vehicle lights
are turned on. When set to "off," the display doesn't dim.
Note: In order for the
display dimmer feature to operate, the orange/white wire in the supplied
wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
Auxiliary Input: The KDC-MP732
is equipped with a built-in auxiliary input. There is a set of stereo RCA jacks
on a 10" pigtail on the back of the receiver for connecting an external audio
source. The Auxiliary input can be activated/deactivated through the menu. When
it's activated, you can select one of six names for the source: Aux, TV, Video,
Game, Portable or DVD. When deactivated, Auxiliary does not appear as a source.
With an optional adapter (item 113CAC1AX or 113KCAS220), you can also turn the
unit's CD changer input into a second auxiliary input.
Optional iPod Adapter: This
receiver is compatible with the optional Kenwood KCA-iP500 iPod control
interface (item # 113IP500). When an iPod is connected to the interface, all of
the iPod's controls will be disabled and it will be controlled from the
receiver. With this interface, you'll be able to play your iPod music files
through your Kenwood receiver and in most cases have all the titling information
appear on the receiver's display.
Compatibility: This unit is directly compatible with
Kenwood changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N
switch, the switch will need to be set to the "N" position.
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.
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.