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. 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. AAC ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
connect a satellite radio tuner to the KDC-MP4028 in a number of ways. The 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). In
addition, you can connect an independently controlled "plug 'n play" unit such
as the Delphi SKYFi2 or Kenwood Here2Everywhere to the head unit through the
optional Aux Input adapter (113CAC1AX or 113KCAS210).
Note: In addition to
the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and
a subscription to Sirius or XM Satellite Radio.
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). Each level can also be set to
your personal taste between -8 and +8 and stored in the "User" memory. 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).
Subwoofer Preamp Output: The
MP4028 is equipped with a pair of subwoofer preamp outputs. The subwoofer
outputs can easily be turned on/off. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you
can adjust the volume (-15 to +15 in increments of 2), set the low pass filter
cutoff (60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, or thru), and the phase (normal, reverse).
System E's: In
addition to System Q Sound Control, the KDC-MP4028 features the System E's crossover system
for the speaker and preamp outputs. You can make the following adjustments:
- Front High Pass Filter:
100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180 Hz, or Thru (no filter)
- Rear High Pass Filter: 80Hz,
100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180 Hz, or Thru (no filter)
- Low Pass Filter:
60Hz, 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, 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.
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.
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-MP4028
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=1.968", D=1.198".
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.
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. If you have a
Kenwood changer manufactured before 1998, you will need the KCA-S210A switching
adapter. Changers manufactured before 1994 require the CA-DS100 converter cord
(113CADS100) and the KCA-S210A switching adapter.
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.
Auxiliary Input "Ready": When used with an optional
adapter, this unit can accept input from an auxiliary source. When the CA-C1AUX
adapter (item 113CAC1AX) is used, you cannot connect a CD changer to the head
unit because the adapter plugs into the DIN changer control connection on the
head unit. When the KCA-S210A 2-changer switch (item
113KCAS210) is used, you can connect a CD changer and an auxiliary audio source
at the same time. When an auxiliary audio source is connected, you can choose
from one of six names for the source: Aux Ext, TV, DVD, Video, Game, or
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.