About the Kenwood KCA-S220A
The KCA-S220A 2-changer switch lets you add two pieces of Kenwood gear to a compatible Kenwood in-dash stereo, including a CD changer, iPod® adapter, SIRIUS or XM satellite radio, or HD Radio tuner. You'll also find an auxiliary input for a portable music player or other audio gear.
With most Kenwood car stereos, this adapter allows you to choose between two Kenwood components and an auxiliary source three outboard sources instead of being limited to one. With older (pre-1999) Kenwood stereos, you'll be able to connect and choose between two sources refer to the "Crutchfield Hands-on Research" tab above for more information. The KCA-S220A connects to the changer port on the back of your Kenwood stereo. Warranty: 1 year.
What's in the box:
- KCA-S220A Switching Unit
- 6.5' DIN cable (with 13-pin male connectors on each end)
- 2 Self-adhesive Velcro strips (3" x 3/4")
- 2 Self-tapping screws (4mm diameter x 16mm length)
- Instruction manual
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More details on the Kenwood KCA-S220A
Overview: The Kenwood KCA-S220A is a switching unit which allows you to operate and switch between two compatible Kenwood add-on source devices such as a CD-changer, HD Radio Tuner, Satellite Radio Interface, Bluetooth Interface, or iPod Adapter with a compatible Kenwood headunit. The switching unit also has an auxiliary input with stereo RCA jacks for adding an external audio source, such as a portable MP3 player. A 6-1/2' cable is supplied for connecting the switching unit to your Kenwood head unit.
Compatibility: The KCA-S220A is compatible with Kenwood headunits with a 5L connection, Kenwood CD-changers (1999-up), Kenwood HD Radio Tuners, Kenwood Satellite Radio Interfaces, Kenwood iPod Adapters (iP500), and Kenwood Bluetooth Interfaces.
Note: Not compatible with Kenwood headunits which feature a KAB port.
Auxiliary Input: The KCA-S220A is equipped with a stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting an external audio device, such as a portable MP3 or mini-disc unit. The auxiliary terminals are active only when the Aux Switch is set to "On". When the switching unit is connected to a control unit from Group A, you can switch between Changer 1 and the Auxiliary source terminals if the Aux Switch is "On" and between Changer 1 and Changer 2 if the Aux Switch is "Off". If the switching unit is connected to a control unit from Group B, you can switch between Changer 1, Changer 2, and Aux when the Aux Switch is "On".
Installation Notes: The switching unit can be mounted with the supplied self-tapping screws or with the supplied self-adhesive Velcro strips. Typical locations for the unit include the trunk area of your vehicle, or under a seat in the passenger area.
- To Head Unit: connects to your car receiver using the provided connection cable
- Input 1: connects to a compatible Kenwood source
- Input 2: connects to compatible Kenwood source
- Aux Switch (On/Off): turns the auxiliary input On or Off
- Aux Input: RCA left and right inputs