Inputs and Outputs
HD Radio: HD Radio technology, where available, offers higher quality
sound than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio
provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that
are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also provides a variety of
data, including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc.
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio
broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to
HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Head Unit Compatibility: The
tuner can be controlled by most 2003 and up HD Ready Kenwood receivers which
feature either Kenwood's 13-pin connector or Kenwood's KAB 9-pin connector. The
KTC-HR300 is both digital and analog, so the tuner can receive all FM and AM
Note: Not all HD Radio compatible Kenwood headunits support iTunes
tagging. 2009-up Kenwood DNX, DDX, KDC-MP, and KDC-X models support iTunes
tagging feature. You must have your iPod connected to the compatible Kenwood
receiver for this feature to work.
Receive Mode: You can choose one of the following receive modes:
- Auto: analog
broadcasts and digital broadcasts are switched automatically. When both are
being transmitted, the digital broadcast will have priority.
- Digital: receives digital broadcasts only
- Analog: receives analog broadcasts only
Tuning Mode: The
KTC-HR300 tuner has the
following three tuning modes: Auto seek, Preset station seek, and Manual.
Memory: You can store
18 FM and 6 AM stations in the receiver's preset memory.
Auto Memory Entry: This feature
selects stations with the strongest signals within the selected band and stores
them in order of their frequency.
Information Display: When
listening to HD Radio, you can cycle through the following information on the
receiver's display: station name, song title/artist name/album name/genre, and
iTunes Tagging: The Kenwood KTC-HR300 is also capable of iTunes tagging with compatible
Kenwood receivers. iTunes
tagging gives the ability to tag a song (up to 50) and stores it to a connected
iPod. The next time the iPod is connected to iTunes the tagged songs are
displayed with the option to purchase them from the iTunes Store.
Note: This function can be operated with the following
iPod/iPhone models - iPod video (5th gen), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th gen), iPod
classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd gen), and iPhone
Inputs and Outputs
To Head Unit: 13-pin jack attached to a 57" cable that connects to a
compatible Kenwood head unit which features a 13-pin CD changer port. The
Headunit also comes supplied with a 13-pin to 9-pin KAB adapter to connect to
compatible Kenwood head units which feature the new KAB port.
Note: There are two dip-switches on the tuner that need to be
adjusted based on whether you are connecting the KTC-HR300 to a Kenwood head
unit with a 13-pin port or 9-pin KAB port.
Motorola jack which is used to connect your vehicle's antenna. (unit
come supplied with a 59" antenna extension cable)
Analog FM Tuner Section:
- Usable Sensitivity (S/N = 30 dB): 11.2 dBf
- Quieting Sensitivity (S/N = 50 dB): 16.3 dBf
- Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB):
40 Hz - 15 kHz
- Selectivity (+/-400 kHz):
> 65 dB
- Stereo Separation (1 kHz):
Digital FM Tuner Section:
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20kHz
Analog AM Tuner Section:
- Usable Sensitivity (S/N = 20
dB): 20 uV
Digital AM Tuner Section:
- Frequency Response:
30 Hz - 15 kHz
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