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Inputs and Outputs
Overview: When used with a
compatible Kenwood head unit, this tuner allows you to receive Sirius satellite
radio programming in your vehicle. In addition to this tuner, you must have a
subscription to Sirius Radio and a Sirius-compatible antenna to receive Sirius
digital satellite radio signals.
Note: Satellite radio service
is available only within the continental United States. Service is not
available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Sirius tuner is compatible with specific Kenwood receivers. These include most
(but not all) 2002 and newer CD changer controlling head units, and a few 2001
models. This tuner is compatible with the following 2001 head unit models:
KDC-X917, KDC-X817, KDC-X717, KDC-9017, KDC-V7017, KDC-716S, KRC-709 and Z828.
Sirius Satellite Radio: Sirius
Satellite Radio programming features up to 100 channels of digital-quality
music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming nationwide,
many of which are commercial-free. For a monthly subscription fee, you can
receive Sirius signals in your car.
Selecting Channels: The tuner
allows you to select channels by number or category. Channels are organized into
various program categories. You can search between the different categories and
then search among the channels within each category. Some head units offer a
channel scan feature and all have presets for your favorite stations.
Display: Depending on the
program material and model head unit, various text data may be available for
display including Band/Channel number, Channel name, Song title, Artist name,
and Category name.
CD Changer Pass-Through: The
Sirius radio tuner uses the CD changer input on the Kenwood head unit. If you
also want to use a CD changer or Music Keg, there is a CD changer pass-through
connection on the Sirius radio tuner, so they can be daisy chained together.
Compatibility Note: The CD
changer pass-through connection is compatible with Kenwood CD changers
equipped with an O-N switch, plus 2003 changer models (e.g. KDC-C719,
KDC-C669) and newer changer models that do not have an O-N switch but use the
N protocol. In addition, the pass-through connection is compatible with Kenwood Music Keg units loaded with Music Manager
version 10.1, or higher. CD changers that do not use the N protocol and do not
have an O-N switch will not work when
connected to the pass-through connection. If you have a Music Keg without
Music Manager version 10.1, or higher, you may upgrade your unit with a free
firmware download available through Kenwood's website. If you want to
connect this tuner and a Kenwood CD changer that does not use the N protocol
and does not have an O-N switch to
a compatible head unit, the KCA-S210A (item 113KCAS210) 2-changer switch must
be used. The CA-C1AUX auxiliary input adaptor is not compatible with the changer pass-through port.
Front Panel of Tuner:
- To Head Unit:
13-pin female jack that connects to compatible Kenwood head unit using the
supplied connection cable
- Audio Out:
left and right RCA audio connectors
- To Controller:
8-pin female jack for use with optional controller unit
single FAKRA SMB antenna connection
Because the tuner uses a single antenna connection, it is not compatible
with antennas that have two connections.
Back Panel of Tuner:
- To Slave Unit: 13-pin
female jack that connects to an optional Kenwood changer or Music Keg