About the Kenwood KDC-MP532U
A handy USB input allows you to connect a portable music player to Kenwood's KDC-MP532U CD player. Just plug your thumb drive, portable hard drive, card reader, or other USB device into the female jack on the stereo and let 'er rip. The radio will display artist names and track information right on the faceplate, and the USB jack will even supply power to your compatible player.
The KDC-MP532U will also play back your MP3 and WMA music files via CD-R and CD-RW discs, and can even handle the AAC files you've created in iTunes. A strong, onboard amp provides plenty of power to drive your speakers, while two sets of preamp outputs make it easier to connect your external amplifiers and subs. Kenwood's System Q lets you tweak the highs, mids, and lows to create the perfect sound curve for your car.
Into radio? Connect a satellite radio tuner and add up to 150 channels of music, sports, news, and entertainment to the party. Or hook up Kenwood's HD Radio tuner and experience improved AM/FM reception and sound quality from participating HD Radio stations. Control the stereo with the included wireless remote when you're on the road.
- CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- CD, CD-R, and CD-RW compatible (including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files)
- USB input
- fold-down, detachable face
- System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves)
- bass, treble, and midrange controls
- two sets of preamp outputs
- controls for an optional Kenwood iPod adapter
- satellite radio-ready (XM or SIRIUS tuner, service subscription, and antenna required)
- CD changer controls
- wireless remote
- CR-2 tuner
- 18 FM/6 AM presets
- controls for an optional HD Radio tuner
- CD frequency response: 10-20,000 Hz
- CD signal-to-noise ratio: 105 dB
- FM sensitivity: 9.3 dBf
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # KDC-MP532U
What's in the box:
- AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver with 10A fuse inserted in chassis
- Trim ring
- Soft fabric face case
- Wiring harness
- Wireless remote control (RC-517)
- 2 "AA" batteries
- 2 Removal tools
- 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
- 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
- Left face fixing bracket
- Right face fixing bracket
- 2 Face fixing screws
- Instruction Manual (English/French/Spanish)
- Warranty Card
- Kenwood Car Audio Passport
- Sheet concerning Demo mode (attached to receiver)
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Features & specs
|USB Port Power||---|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control|
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||30-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Red keys/Blue knobs|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||---|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
|Music File Playback|
|Second Camera Input Lane Watch||N|
USB 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.
AAC/MP3/WMA Playback: 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: Six EQ 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, Treble +2
- Pops: Bass +3, Mid +2, Treble +6
- Easy: Bass +6, Mid 0, Treble -2
- Top 40: Bass +3, Mid +1, Treble +8
- Jazz: Bass +5, Mid +2, Treble +2
- Natural: Bass 0, Mid 0, Treble 0
Note: The above values reflect the System Q settings when the Speaker Setting function is turned off.
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 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, 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 included microphone.
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.