Code: 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.
Dimming: This 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.
Adjustment: The display
contrast may be adjusted from "1" up to "10" for optimum
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 Radio.
Sound Control: 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.
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).
Tone Memory: This
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.
Tuner: This 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.
Name 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.
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
through the names of folders, you can directly access the folder you want
File Selection: using
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
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.
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 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.
This 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.
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.
Illumination/Clock Display: 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.