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 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 readability.
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
System Q EX
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 center frequency, bass level, bass Q factor, bass
extension, middle center frequency, middle level, middle Q factor, treble center
frequency, and treble level settings. You
may adjust the bass center frequency (60, 70, 80, 100, or 150Hz), bass level (-8
to +8), bass Q factor (1.00, 1.25, 1.50 or 2.00), bass extension (On or Off),
middle center frequency (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0kHz), middle level (-8 to +8),
middle Q factor (1.0 or 2.0), treble center frequency (10.0, 12.5, 15.0 or
17.5kHz), and treble level (-8 to +8).
The Mobile Preset function tailors the System Q EX 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
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.
Naming: The DNPS (Disc Name Preset)
feature can be used to enter names, up to 8 characters long, into memory for up
to 10 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.
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.
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
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.