General Overview: This unit is an
in-dash, single-DIN size, passive 3+1 MD player that must be
used with a compatible Kenwood changer controller head unit.
Features such as intro-scan, random, direct track access from remote, etc. are all
controlled by, and depend on, the capabilities of the head unit. This in-dash MD
changer can be mounted as an I, E or J size, so it can be mounted along with a compatible
Kenwood changer controller in a double-DIN dash opening (as per install guide).
Also, the unit can be mounted in our standard DIN under dash mounting kit. When
used with Pre 1994 head units, it must be used with the optional 113CASD200 adapter.
3+1 MD Capacity: Three MDs can be
loaded and stored in this unit, and a fourth MD can be inserted for immediate playback.
When a fourth MD is in the unit, the other MDs cannot be selected for playback.
Flip-down, Removable Face: The
faceplate flips downward to expose the MD slot and the eject buttons. The face can be
removed to deter theft.
Display: The display has white,
blue, amber and green indicators and characters. The display includes a title display
line, an 11 band spectrum analyzer, a demo indicator, a menu indicator, a disc indicator
and disc number indicators. The title display line displays disc titles, track
titles and the selected spectrum analyzer name. There are 9 spectrum analyzer
display patterns (user selectable) and a mode which cycles through each of the 9 patterns
for five seconds each; the spectrum analyzer may be turned off. All track
indications, time, etc appear on the controller unit's display, not this unit's display.
Note: The display
works in all modes (CD, Radio, Tape, etc) as long as:
- the input harness is connected to the front left
and right speaker outputs of the head unit.
- there is output to the front speaker outs of the
controller head unit. If the head unit is a preamp only unit, or if the fader is turned
all the way to the rear, the display will not function.
Title Scrolling: You may set the
unit for automatic or manual scrolling of MD titles.
Spectrum Analyzer Level Adjustment: You
can adjust the spectrum analyzer level. Note that this does not "dim" the
display, it simply causes the analyzer to become more sensitive and occupy more of the
Contrast Level Adjustment: The
contrast level of the title display line and indicators may be adjusted for optimum
viewing. Contrast adjustments do not affect the spectrum analyzer.
Selectable Button Illumination:
The button illumination may be set to green or amber.
Controls and Technical
Controls: The only controls on
this unit are the display button, three eject buttons on the front panel (behind the
face), and an "O-N" switch on the front panel (behind the face).
Compatibility with Multi-changer Switcher:
This unit can be used with the optional KCA-S210A changer switching unit (item 113KCAS210) allowing you to
connect this unit and another changer to a Kenwood changer control head unit. For
instance, you could mount this unit and a Kenwood cassette player equipped with changer
controls in a double-DIN dash opening, and you could control a trunk mounted Kenwood CD
changer. When used with the KCA-S210A adapter, the "O-N" switch of this unit
must be placed in the "O" position.
Wiring: There is a 22"
standard Kenwood round 13-pin male DIN cable attached to the back of the unit. There
is also a harness with 22" left and right, positive and negative speaker INPUT
wires. These wires should be connected to the head unit's left and right speaker
outputs so that the unit will receive an input signal for the spectrum analyzer.
Note that if the speaker input wires are not connected, or connected incorrectly, this
unit's spectrum analyzer will not display.
"O-N" Switch: There is
an O-N switch on the front panel of the unit. When used with a Kenwood head unit equipped
with a O-N switch this should be set to N. If the head unit does NOT have an O-N
switch, this unit must be set to O. When the "O-N" switch is set to
"O", MD text cannot be shown on the display of the controlling head unit.