Port: The rear-panel USB cable allows you to
play USB mass storage devices loaded with AAC,
MP3, and WMA files. MP3
files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 48-192
kbps are supported.
Note: The 39" USB cable
is terminated with a USB Type A port.
The receiver can play AAC, MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW
discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 and AAC files
should be recorded at a bit rate of 8 to 320 kbps, and WMA files should be
recorded at a bit rate of 48 to 192 kbps. Each disc should
have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 100 folders, and 4096 files per folder.
During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag information. AAC
ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
Satellite Radio Ready: The head
unit is directly compatible with the SIRIUS SIR-KEN1 Satellite Tuner for Kenwood
(item # 607SIRKEN1). The Terk XMDirect universal XM Satellite Radio tuner
(209XMD1000) can be connected to and controlled by the head unit when used with
the XMDirect Smart Adapter for Kenwood (209XMDKEN1).
Note: In addition to
the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and
a subscription to SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio.
Speaker 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 OEM" (for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with
6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
Note: The Speaker
Setting affects the bass, midrange, and treble values of the System Q
presets. The speaker setting should be selected first.
System Q Sound Control:
curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve
for different types of music. Each
preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble
(10kHz). The 6 preset curves with their respective bass, mid, and treble levels
are as follows:
- Rock: Bass +6, Mid +1,
Bass +3, Mid +2, Treble +6
Bass +6, Mid 0, Treble -2
- Top 40:
Bass +3, Mid +1, Treble +8
Bass +5, Mid +2, Treble +2
Bass 0, Mid 0, Treble 0
Note: The above values
reflect the System Q settings when the Speaker Setting function is
Source Tone Memory:
This feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings
for each source (CD, FM, AM, Satellite, and CD changer).
Volume 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.
CR-2 Advanced Tuner: This unit
uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced tuner for clear radio reception. 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: With an
optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item # 113HR100TR), 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.
Clean 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 circuit can be turned on or off.
Disabled 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.
Security Code: You can enter a
4-digit security code which must be used when the unit is removed from the
vehicle, or the constant power source is disconnected from the unit. When
constant power is restored to the unit, the security code must be entered before
the unit becomes operational. The security code may be disabled if desired.
Remote Control: The KDC-MP532U
comes with the RC-517 wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries (supplied). The
dimensions of the remote are: L=5.369", W=1.978", D=1.198".
Display: When the unit is in Standby mode, the face/button illumination
is "keyed." In addition, while the unit is in Standby mode, you can turn the
clock display on or off. 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.
Display Illumination Control:
When this function is active, the display turns off after 5 seconds if no
operation is performed. This reduces the glare during night driving.
Display Dimmer: When the dimmer
control is set to "on," the display automatically dims when the vehicle lights
are turned on. When set to "off," the display doesn't dim.
Note: In order for the
display dimmer feature to operate, the orange/white wire in the supplied
wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
Optional Auxiliary Input:
With an optional adapter (item 113CAC1AX or 113KCAS220), you can turn
the unit's CD changer input into an auxiliary input.
iPod Adapter Compatible: Using the KCA-iP500 iPod Control Interface, you can
connect your Apple iPod digital music player to this receiver. The interface
(item # 113IP500) plugs into the receiver's 13-pin CD changer input and controls
the iPod through the receiver's controls, as well as displays the iPod's text
information right on the receiver's display.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Unit Ready:
You can integrate your Bluetooth-enabled wireless phone into this receiver
with the optional BT-100 (item # 113BT100) Bluetooth Hands-Free interface. This
unit allows you to send and receive calls using the stereo's controls and the
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.
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.
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.