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.
Shock" Variable Color Display:
The display backlight can be changed to any of 67 different background colors.
When the display is in Scan Mode, the unit will continually cycle through all
background colors. In addition, you may choose SRC
Mode or Time Mode. In SRC Mode, the unit displays a different preset background
color for each source. In Time Mode, the background color changes every six
hours. For easy access to the most popular colors when adjusting the display,
this unit has Silky White stored under preset 1, Red stored under preset 2, Blue
stored under preset 3, and Blue Green stored under preset 4. In addition to
these four factory presets, you can store your favorite color under preset 5.
unit is equipped with a wire that Kenwood calls an illumination lead, however,
it acts as a dimmer lead. 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.
display contrast may be adjusted from "1" up to "10" for
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
System Q Sound
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", "Pops", "Easy",
"Top 40", and "Jazz". 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.
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*9/6" (for
systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4inch"
(for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
feature allows you to store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (CD, FM, AM and Changer).
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.
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.
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.
The DNPS (Disc Name Preset) feature can be used to enter
names, up to 8 characters long, into memory for up to 30 discs. When a CD
changer with disc naming memory is connected, names may be entered for CDs in
the changer. The number of names that may be entered for discs in a changer
depends on the changer model.
MP3 Playback: This
unit can play MP3 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, 50 folders, and 255 files per folder. During MP3 playback, the
following functions are available:
- Folder up/down
- File up/down
- File audible
- Folder Select:
scrolling through the names of folders, you can directly access the folder
- Direct File
the supplied remote control, you can directly access files
Play: all files in
a folder are played in random order
- File Repeat Play:
repeats the current file
- Folder Repeat Play:
repeats the current folder
- File Scan Play:
plays the first 10 seconds of each file in a folder
Position Memory: if
the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while an MP3 CD is
playing, the next time CD is selected as the source, playback will resume
from the point where it left off
- ID3 Tag Display:
displays ID3 Tag information for files that have been recorded with ID3 tag
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.
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.
Weather Band Tuner
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.
red indicator will blink on the unit after the faceplate is removed, warning
potential thieves. This feature can be turned On or Off.
unit is directly compatible with Kenwood changers that have an 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 have a newer Kenwood changer with a round plug but no O-N switch, you will
need 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 display.
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
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.
Disc Name 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.
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 DISP 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.