CD Changer Controls
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
MP3/WMA Playback: This
unit can play MP3 and WMA 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. A total of
up to 512 MP3/WMA files and folders can be played back by this unit. During MP3/WMA
playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag
Sirius Satellite Radio Controls:
This unit can control the optional Kenwood Sirius Satellite tuner (item #113SR903).
In addition to the Sirius tuner, you will need an antenna and subscription in
order to receive Sirius Satellite Radio programming. The Kenwood Sirius radio
tuner has a CD-changer pass-through, allowing the connection of an optional
Kenwood CD changer in addition to the Sirius tuner with only one connection to
the head unit.
1-Bit D-A Converters:
The KDC-MPV5025 features Integrated Quad 1-Bit Digital-to-Analog converters for
superb CD sound. Four D-A converters, two for each channel, improve playback
sound quality, including musical detail and resolution. Using 2 converters for
each channel reduces distortion by half.
Sound Control: Six
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.
The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound
Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You
may select a Speaker 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).
Audio Control: When an
external audio source is connected (CD changer, Sirius Radio, or Auxiliary Input
source), the KDC-MPV5025,
with its Dual Zone Audio Control, allows you to play the external audio source
in one zone, while at the same time play an internal audio source (CD or tuner)
in another zone. When Zone 2 is switched on, the output of the front channels
becomes different than the rear channel output. You can choose whether you want
the external audio source to play through the front channels (sending the
internal source to the rear channels), or through the rear channels (sending the
internal source to the front channels). When operating in Dual Zone mode, audio
adjustments can only be made to the internal source. Note: If the rear
preamp outputs are set to "non-fading", there will be no audio from
that output in the dual zone mode.
Filter: The KDC-MPV5025 has an adjustable
12dB/octave high-pass filter for the front and rear channels. You can choose the
cutoff frequency from 100Hz, 125Hz, 170Hz or Thru (no filter). Note:
The high pass filter only affects the rear
preamp outputs when they are switched to "rear", not
Rear/Non-Fading Preamp Outputs:
You can switch the rear preamp output to a non-fading output for use with
subwoofer amps. Once in the non-fading mode, you can adjust the level of that
output from -15 to +15 in 2dB steps. In addition, you can choose the cutoff
frequency of the NF output's 12dB/octave low-pass filter from 50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz
or Thru (no filter).
Equalizer: You can
independently adjust the level of three audio bands from -10dB to +10dB: Bass
(100Hz), Midrange (1kHz) and Treble (10kHz).
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (CD, FM, AM).
This unit uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal
strength for clear radio reception. The tuner incorporates an Automatic Noise
Reduction Circuit (ANRC), along with the Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC),
for improved rejection of distortion due to multi-path. You
can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles
through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button
press), or Manual.
HD Radio Ready: The
KDC-MPV5025 is HD Radio ready. With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner
(item # 113KTCHR10), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM
broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will
significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include
information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the
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. The CRSC feature can be
turned on or off.
Tuning: When using the remote, you can directly access any radio station by
entering the frequency on the numeric keypad.
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.
Disc Name Preset
You may assign names to discs played in the internal CD player. Each disc name
can be up to 8 characters long, and the receiver has a memory capacity for up to
30 discs. (See below for further DNPS features with CD changers.)
Control: 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.
With Smooth Volume
Return: The attenuator
immediately lowers the volume by a preset level. Smooth Volume Return gradually
increases the volume to the original level when the ATT button is pressed a
second time, eliminating a jarring change in volume. Note: The attenuator
is only available on the remote control.
Setting: If there is a problem with the CD
player reading a disc with a special format, you can switch to a second CD Read
setting which "forces" the player to read the disc. CD Read setting 1
is for normal CDs and MP3/WMA discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA
Faceplate: This receiver features a detachable fold-down faceplate with a
large display (3-1/8" x 3/4") and a fingertip rotary volume control.
The faceplate manually folds down to reveal the CD slot and CD eject button.
System Indicator: A red indicator will blink on
the unit after the faceplate is removed, warning potential thieves. This feature
can be turned On or Off.
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.
faceplate and trim ring feature a metallic gray finish.
KDC-MPV5025's Color Shock variable color LCD display features twelve 5 x 7 dot-matrix characters.
You can adjust the contrast of the display (from 0 to 10). There are 3 selectable
display types: Normal (A), Silent (B), and Demonstration (C). In addition, you
can select the button illumination color between green or red.
unit is equipped with an orange/white 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.
Control: The KDC-MPV5025
comes with the RC-505 wireless remote control, a 22-button full-function remote
with a 10-key number pad. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries
(supplied). The dimensions of the remote are: L=5.488", W=1.75",
This unit is directly compatible with Kenwood
changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the
switch will need to be set to the "N" position. If you have a Kenwood
changer manufactured before 1998, you will need the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
Changers manufactured before 1994 require the CA-DS100 converter cord
(113CADS100) and the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
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 random.
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.
Music Keg Compatible: The KDC-MPV5025
is fully compatible with the Kenwood Music Keg Digital Music System (models
KHD-C710 and KHD-CX910).
Input "Ready": When
used with an optional adapter, this unit can accept input from an auxiliary
source. When the CA-C1AUX adapter (item 113CAC1AX) is used, you cannot connect a
CD changer to the head unit because the adapter plugs into the DIN changer
control connection on the head unit. When the KCA-S210A 2-changer switch (item
113KCAS210) is used, you can connect a CD changer and an auxiliary audio source
at the same time. When an auxiliary audio source is connected, you can choose
from one of six names for the source: Aux 1, TV, Video, Game, Portable or DVD.
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 CLK 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 (SRC) button turns the unit off completely.