CD Changer Controls
3D MASK Pro: The KDC-MP825 features the 3D MASK Pro 2-piece control and display system. It has a
motorized fold-out control panel, and an extra-large high-resolution color
display with dot-matrix graphics. The angle of the display panel and the control
panel can be adjusted for maximum visibility and convenience. The display panel
also includes Soft-Key controls for several menu functions. When accessory power
to the unit is turned off, the control panel folds up to reveal a plain black
panel. For additional security, the back part of the control panel is
detachable. Note: When a disc is being loaded/ejected, the control panel
protrudes 3-1/4". Please make sure you provide enough clearance in front of
the receiver for loading and unloading discs.
radio preset keys (2-5) double as multi-function "soft key" controls.
The lower portion of the display shows the function of the soft key directly
below it. The main soft key functions include Audio, Display and Panel controls.
Once the main function is chosen, other sub-menus are revealed. Preset 6 also
doubles as a "return" key, allowing you to go back to the main soft
key menu. In addition, the rotary volume knob can be programmed for use with the
menu system, audio control and setup, display control, station/disc naming and
folder search functions.
unit's large display features a dot matrix readout with 3 display
modes to choose from, each with numerous graphics, fonts, wallpapers, and text
displays. Text displays can include all CD Text and ID3 Tag info, station names
and frequencies, disc/track titles, track/file number, and track/file elapsed
time, and can be displayed along with the graphic display.
System Q Sound
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.
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"
Filter: The KDC-MP825 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).
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.
Quad 1-Bit D-A
The KDC-MP825 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.
unit features independent left and right channel zero-bit mute circuits. During
silent passages, the digital-to-analog converter is shut off, yielding absolute
silence between songs.
Amplifier Mute: If
this unit's internal amplifier is not being used, it can be switched off to
enhance the quality of the preamp output signal quality.
3-Band 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, Changer, Aux).
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-MP825
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 receiver's display.
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 (DNPS):
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.
CD Read 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 discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3 discs.
System Indicator: A red indicator will blink on
the unit after the control panel 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.
Dimming: This 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.
Faceplate Finish: The
faceplate and trim ring feature a flat black finish. The control panel, when in
the open position, reveals a silver and black finish.
Control: The KDC-MP825
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",
Compatibility: 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: This
unit is fully compatible with the Kenwood Music Keg Digital Music System (models
KHD-C710 and KHD-CX910).
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.
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 display control button
(clock must be selected for the text display). 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.