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Kenwood KCA-RC55MR

Wired marine remote control

Item #: 113RC55MR

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Stay in control of your Kenwood marine receiver even if it's mounted below decks. The KCA-RC55MR wired remote gives you access to major functions of your Kenwood marine receiver — features like power on and off, volume, source, and track up/down. A 2-line LCD screen lets you keep tabs on what you're listening to. This wired remote eliminates any need to be in the receiver's line of sight, and its operation isn't affected by bright sunlight.

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Very Pleased!

Written By Flandanagan, New York on Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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I have been using this remote all season this summer. It works great hooked up to Kenwood receiver! I pretty much only listen to Sirius XM on the boat. It displays the station number and name. The buttons are large and easy to use when driving the boat.

Pros: Easy to install. Visual display to show stations. Large buttons that work very well and are responsive. Need to buy the extension cable separately if have more than 3 ft to the receiver.

Cons: Wish it worked with the Preset stations on the receiver. I would give the remote a 5 if you could tune with the preset stations instead of only manual tune. When you turn the unit on you have to advance the stations one by one until you find the station you want to listen too. So if you like the Classic Vinyl (#26) you have to push the advance button 26 times to get to that station.

Poor housing quality

Written By Anonymous, Orange County, CA on Monday, September 22, 2014

The product itself is easy to use however shortly after one year the exterior housing began to chip and crack. When I spoke to Kenwood customer service I was told they don't cover the exterior housing and since it's over the one year warranty nothing is covered at this point. Waist if my money!!

Pros: Features and easy to use

Cons: Housing cracked in multiple places at about one year. Kenwood does not warranty it. How convenient for them!

Great for boating!

Written By Ryan, Virginia on Monday, June 24, 2013

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Great little wired remote that I installed with my radio, I love it! It alows you to control everything that the radio can do through it, even adjusting the bass and treble + sub level! Would defiantly recommend this!

Pros: Easy use

Cons: Screen is a little hard to see but I mounted it kinda low and I think that's why.

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  • Marine remote control w/ integrated LCD (attached 39" cable terminated by a proprietary 8-pin connector)
  • Self-adhesive foam gasket
  • Mounting bracket
  • 2 Threaded bolts
  • 2 Split-washers
  • 2 Wing-nuts
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)

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Marine Rated: The Kenwood KCA-RC55MR marine wired remote control is designed to withstand the harsh marine environment (meets IPX7 waterproof  standards). 

Compatibility: The KCA-RC55MR marine wired remote control is compatible with the Kenwood KMR-M312BT, KMR-550U, KMR-555U, KMR-700U, and KMR-440U marine head units which feature a proprietary 8-pin remote input.

  • up to three KCA-RC55MR remotes can be connected to the KMR-M312BT, KMR-700U, and KMR-555U marine head units
  • up to two KCA-RC55MR remotes can be connected to the KMR-550U marine head unit
  • only one KCA-RC55MR remote can be connected to the KMR-440  marine head unit

Note: Kenwood's CA-Y170MR Y-adapter accessory is required for connection of multiple remotes (113CY107MR, sold separately from manufacture).

LCD: The add-on marine wired remote features an LCD display which lets you view source information, so you can mount your compatible Kenwood marine head unit out of sight. The LCD display provides an adjustable contrast (0-10) for better visibility out on the open water.

Controls: The KCA-RC55MR wired remote allows you to access all major functions of your compatible Kenwood marine receiver, as well as control peripherals like iPod or Satellite Radio.

Proprietary Connection: The Kenwood KCA-RC55MR features an attached 39" cable terminated by a proprietary 8-pin connector which plugs into your compatible Kenwood marine receiver's rear-panel proprietary remote input.

Installation: The Kenwood wired remote control comes with a mounting bracket and hardware that allows it to be mounted flush in your vessel for a neat and clean looking installation.

Note: The wired remote requires a cutout diameter of 2.075", mounting depth of 0.515", and mounting height of 0.805".

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