Remote Control Functions
This is a refurbished unit that comes with a 90-day parts and labor warranty.
Motorized Self-Hiding Removable Faceplate: This
unit is equipped with a detachable MASK faceplate. When the unit is shut off
while the faceplate is in place, a stealth mechanism reverses the faceplate, so
only a blank panel is visible. If you prefer added security, you may detach the
face plate and take it with you. When the face plate is in the stealth position
and you turn the ignition on, the unit turns on and the faceplate reverses to
reveal the display and controls. You may put the face plate into it's closed
position by pressing the source button for over a second. When closed this way,
you can re-open the unit by pressing the "Manual Open Button". The
"Manual Open Button" is located on the upper left corner of the
blank side of the face plate, and you may select how many times (from 1 to 3) it
must be pressed to open the unit.
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.
This unit has a multi-colored display. The tuner frequency, tape play, tuner
band, clock, and date are displayed with white illumination. The
"LOUD", "ATT" (attenuator), "ST" (stereo) and
clock indicators are displayed with amber illumination. The tape spinning and
tuning indicators are displayed with blue illumination. The automatic tuning
indicators are displayed with light blue illumination.
SRC button is backlit with bright blue illumination, and
the button is shaped like the Kenwood logo.
The button illumination for all of the buttons, except the SRC button, may be
set to green or red. Changing the button illumination color changes only the
button illumination (except the source button which remains blue), it does not
change the display illumination.
gold-plated front and rear preamp outputs
Preamp: The rear preamp output can be switched to non-fading. When this
is done, you can adjust the non-fading output level from -15 to +15 in
increments of 2 (-15, -13, -11 etc.).
E's+ Advanced Crossover System: The
System E's+ system allows you to select a high pass filter for the front and/or
rear preamp and speaker outputs. The high pass filter frequency may be set to
40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180 or 220Hz. You may set the low pass filter for the
non-fading preamp outputs to 50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz or "through" and select
the phase for the non-fading RCA of normal or reverse.
(Sound Coordinate System):
5 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", "Top 40", "Jazz" and
"Easy". Each preset has it's own bass center frequency, bass level,
bass quality factor, bass extension, treble center frequency and treble level
settings. This system allows you to select a bass center frequency (60, 70,
80, 100 or 150Hz), the bass "Q" (1.0, 1.25, 1.5 or 2.0), the Bass EXT
mode (on/off) and the treble center frequency (10k, 12.5k, 15.0k or 17.5kHz) for
more precise control of your system's sound. You may modify the preset curves
and enter up to 6 of your custom curves into preset memory. If you store a
custom curve in preset memory, the new curve overwrites the factory preset
curve. The preset curves are recalled using the audio control menu and the
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.
Amp Control: Kenwood
also calls this "B.M.S." (Bass Management System). When used with a
compatible, Kenwood eXcelon amplifier, you can adjust the bass boost level of
the amplifier through this head unit. You may select Flat, or boost the bass of
the amplifier by +6 or +12dB.
Angle Adjustment: Using
a switch mounted below the CD slot, you may set the unit to hold the display at
one of two angles or flat against the front of the chassis.
Display Setting: If
you desire a less cluttered display appearance, you may turn off the lower part
of the display. With the Black Mask function set to "on", only the
main display line illuminates.
Dimming: 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
Input "Ready": When
used with an optional adapter (KCA-S210A or CA-C1AX) or with the KDC-CX82 or
KDC-CX85 CD changers, 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 also purchased and connected. When the CA-C1AX adapter (item
113CAC1AX) is used, you cannot connect a CD changer to the head unit (the
CA-C1AX plugs into the DIN changer control connection on the head unit).
Zone Capability: This
feature allows you to play an auxiliary source through the rear channels and the
tuner or built-in cassette player through the front channels.
- To use the Dual
zone feature you must purchase one of the following items: KCA-S210A,
CA-C1AX, KDC-CPS82, KDC-CX82, KDC-CPS85 or KDC-CX85
- When this feature
is active, the bass, treble and loudness controls do not affect the rear
- When the Dual
Zone system is on, the CD/MD changer controls are deactivated.
clear reception tuner
Reception System Control): Eliminates
multi-path distortion. It can be turned off for better reception when a
multi-path situation is not present.
Name Preset): You
can assign names (up to 8 characters) for up to 32 FM stations and 16 AM
stations. After a name has been assigned, you can press the DNPP button on the
remote to display the name of each preset station for 5 seconds. When the name
of the desired station appears, you can press the OK button on the remote to
select the station. If a name has not been entered for a preset, the frequency
will display. As the station names are cycled, you hear the station that was
tuned in prior to the DNPP button being pressed, you do not hear the stations as
their names are displayed.
Broadcast Data System): RBDS
is used by some FM radio stations to transmit additional data; this unit has the
(Program type) Function: Allows
you to seek tune only stations with the desired type of programming. The
programming is broken down into: 1) News, 2) Information, 3) Sports, 4)
Talk, 5) Rock, 6) Classic Rock, 7) Adult Hits, 8) Soft Rock, 9) Top 40, 10)
Country, 11) Oldies, 12) Soft, 13) Nostalgia, 14) Jazz, 15) Classical, 16)
R&B, 17) Soft R&B, 18) Language, 19) Religious Music, 20) Religious
Talk, 21) Personality, and 22) Public. You can register up to 48 non-RBDS
stations as program types. When you register a non-RBDS station as a certain
program type it will be found when using PTY seek tune for stations in that
in Tuner mode or when the Traffic Information function is turned on and an
emergency transmission is made, this unit's tuner will automatically switch
to the warning.
Information Function: If
a traffic information station begins to broadcast a traffic bulletin while a
CD is playing, the unit will automatically play the bulletin and return to
the CD when the bulletin ends. This function may be turned on/off.
Text: This unit displays text
info which might be transmitted by RBDS stations, if the station is not
transmitting text, the unit will display "No Text". You can set
radio text to scroll automatically, or it can be set to manual which
allows you to scroll one line at a time.
Time Set: When
set to auto time set, the unit will automatically set the time when tuned to
a RBDS station which broadcasts time information.
Tuning Spacing: You
may select U.S. standard or European tuning spacing. To switch to/from European
tuning spacing, hold down preset buttons 1 and 5, then press the reset button
(while holding down preset buttons 1 and 5). Hold all three buttons in for
3-seconds, then release only the reset button. 3-seconds after releasing the
reset button, release the preset 1 and preset 5 buttons.
Tuning Modes: Besides
manual and auto (seek) tuning, there is an Auto 2 mode which cycles through the
presets when you press the >> or << buttons.
unit can control up to two compatible Kenwood CD changers. To connect two
changers, a switching adapter (item 113KCAS210) is needed; item 113KCAS210 is
Tone Memory: You can store bass
and treble settings for each source (CD/FM/AM/CD changer).
The date may be set into memory and displayed.
Memo Mode: You
may input a text message (up to 32 characters) and set the date when that text
will appear on the display. The message you select automatically appears on the
chosen date when the unit's power is first turned on. You may enter up to 30
separate text messages into memory.
Tuner Compatible: 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
is 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.
Changer Control Functions
- 2 changer
used with item 113KCAS210 (sold separately), this unit can control two
- Audible search forward/reverse
- Track search forward/reverse
- Disc search forward/reverse
- Direct track
search: using the remote, you can directly input the track number of the
song you want to hear
- Direct disc
search: using the remote, you can directly input the disc number that
you want to hear
- Repeat track/disc
- Track scan: scans
each track on a disc for 10 seconds.
- Disc scan: scans
the first 10 seconds of each disc in changer.
- Random play: plays
all tracks on one disc randomly, when all tracks on that disc have been
played it will start randomly playing tracks on next disc in changer.
- Magazine Random
plays tracks on all discs in changer.
- DNPS (Disc
Name Preset): The DNPS
feature can be used to enter disc names into memory. The number of characters
per name and the number of names that may be entered depends on the changer
model; with the KDCC715 and 665 CD changers, you can store up to 100 names.
- DNPP (Disc
Name Preset Play): Once a disc has
been named, you can 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
connected to a CD Text capable CD changer (or an MD changer) with an
"O-N" switch set to "N", this unit can display disc and
track titles for discs encoded with disc/track information. The unit can be
set to manually or automatically scroll text information. CD Text Display
with CD Text compatible changer can be set to auto or manual scroll.
infrared remote control is included with this unit.
L = 5.695", W =
1.961", H = 0.941"
- Volume +/-: a
rocker button used for volume control
- SRC: selects
source (Tuner, Tape, CD, CD-MD changer)
- ATT button: attenuates
- "*" (asterisk
button has no function with this unit)
- DNPP/SBF: Allows
you to display all discs name which have been preset in the changer and to
select any of these discs to play.
allow at least 1.25" in front of the face for the stealth mechanism to