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. 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.
Motorized Angled Faceplate:
When inserting or ejecting a disc, the motorized faceplate automatically slides
down and out to expose the disc slot. Furthermore, you can set the faceplate at
one of three angles for best visibility of the display, in addition to the fully
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.
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
- 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
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).
System E's+: In addition to
System Q Sound Control, the KDC-MP5032 features the System E's+ crossover system
for the speaker and preamp outputs. You can make the following adjustments:
- Front High Pass Filter:
40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no filter)
- Rear High Pass Filter: 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz,
150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no filter)
- Low Pass Filter: 50Hz,
60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz or Thru (no filter)
Supreme Setting: This setting
improves the sound quality of low bit-rate MP3/WMA files by digitally enhancing
the high frequencies.
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.
Built-in Amp Switch: If the
audio signals are output to external amplifiers, you can turn off the internal
amplifier to improve audio quality.
Dual Zone System: When using an
optional aux input adapter, the KDC-MP5032's Dual Zone System allows you to
output one source to the front channels and another source to the rear channels.
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
optional aux 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
channels is controlled by the volume knob, while the volume of the rear channels
is controlled in the Audio Control menu.
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-MP5032
comes with the RC-527 wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad. The
remote includes volume control for the rear channels when the unit is operating
in the Dual Zone mode. It is powered by 2 "AA" batteries (supplied). The
dimensions of the remote are: L=5.369", W=1.968", 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 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 iPod Adapter: This
receiver is compatible with the optional Kenwood KCA-iP500 iPod control
interface (item # 113IP500). When an iPod is connected to the interface, all of
the iPod's controls will be disabled and it will be controlled from the
receiver. With this interface, you'll be able to play your iPod music files
through your Kenwood receiver and in most cases have all the titling information
appear on the receiver's display.
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.
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-S220A
2-changer switch (item
113KCAS220) 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.