Sirius Satellite Radio: The
Kenwood Ez700SR has a built-in Sirius Satellite Radio tuner and comes with a
Sirius antenna. You can store up to 24 stations in 4 Sirius preset bands. When
Sirius is selected as a source, Channel Scan will allow you to listen to every
receivable channel for 10 seconds. In addition, you can switch between channel
seek and preset seek tuning. You can choose to skip or lock out particular
channels if desired. You can search for stations by category, channel, or by
direct access tuning.
Note: The Sirius
subscription must first be activated before any of the receiver's
functions are available.
The receiver can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW
discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should
have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 100 folders, and 255 files per folder.
During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded
ID3 Tag information.
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, midrange, and treble. Each level can also be set to your personal taste
between -8 and +8 and stored in the "User" memory. Furthermore, when
activated, you can also adjust the center frequencies of the bass
(60/70/80/100/150 Hz), middle (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0kHz), or treble (10, 12.5, 15,
17.5kHz), the bass and middle Q Factor, and Bass Extend. 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
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).
System E's: In
addition to System Q Sound Control, the Ez700SR features the System E's crossover system
for the speaker and preamp outputs. You can make the following adjustments:
- Front High Pass Filter:
100Hz, 125Hz, 170Hz, or Thru (no filter)
- Rear High Pass Filter: 200Hz, or Thru (no filter)
- Low Pass Filter:
50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz or Thru (no filter)
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store System Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (CD, FM, AM, 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.
Disc/Station Naming: You can
enter and store names of up to 8 characters for CDs and radio stations.
Characters can include upper and lower case letters, numbers, symbols, and
special accent characters. The
memory can store names for up to 48 stations (32 FM/16 AM) and 30 discs in the internal CD
player. The number of disc names you can store for an external CD changer
depends upon the capability of the changer.
Dual Zone System: The
Ez700SR's Dual Zone System allows you to output one source to the front preamp outputs and another source to the rear preamp outputs. The main source can be the
internal disc player, tuner, or a source connected via the 13-pin CD changer
input. The sub source is a device connected to the rear RCA auxiliary input. You
can assign the sub source to either the front or rear channels. When the Dual
Zone System is activated, the volume of the front outputs is controlled by the
volume knob, while the volume of the rear channels is controlled in the Audio
Built-in Amp Switch: If the
audio signals are output to external amplifiers, you can turn off the internal
amplifier to improve audio quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Control: The Ez700SR comes with the RC-505
wireless remote control, a 22-button full-function remote with a 10-key number
pad. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries (supplied). The dimensions of the remote
are: L=5.488", W=1.75", D=1.115".
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 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.
Bass Management System (B.M.S.):
The receiver can remotely adjust the bass boost level of a compatible Kenwood
external amplifier with Bass Management System. When properly connected (the
pink/black wire on the receiver harness needs to be connected to the amplifier),
the head unit can set the bass boost to Flat, +6dB, +12dB, and +18dB (when the
amp is capable). Also, you can set the bass boost center frequency to Normal
(set by the amp), or Low (lowered by 20%).
Input: The Ez700SR is equipped with a built-in auxiliary input. There
is a set of stereo RCA jacks on a 12-inch pigtail on the back of the receiver
for connecting an external audio source. The Auxiliary input can be
activated/deactivated through the menu. When it's activated, you can select one
of six names for the source: Aux, TV, Video, Game, Portable or DVD. When
deactivated, Auxiliary does not appear as a source. With an optional adapter
(item 113CAC1AX or 113KCAS220), you can also turn the unit's CD changer input
into a second auxiliary input.
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.