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KDC-BT42U

KDC-BT42U

CD/USB/iPod-Receiver with Bluetooth module built-in.

  • Detachable Faceplate
  • Made for iPod & iPhone *
  • Hands Free Profile (HPF)
  • Audio Streaming (A2DP)
  • Optional IR remote controller
  • Bluetooth unit built-in
  • AM (MW/LW) Reception
  • Radio Data System
  • OEM Wired Remote Control ready

Key Features

14 SEG, 13 Digit FL display
BT built-in (HFP & A2DP)
Rear wired microphone (Switchable)
Front AUX & USB terminal
iPod direct control with optional KCA-iP102
4 x 50W max output power
1 RCA (2,5V)
OEM wired remote control terminal
Preset EQ, BassBoost, LPF

General Features

DIN Size1 DIN
Detachable FaceplateYes
Protection Case For FaceplateYes
Faceplate MechanismFull Detachable Faceplate
Rotary Encoder & Control KnobYes
Music Search functionYes
Accent keytelephone
Attenuator with Smooth Volume ReturnYes
Optional IR remote controllerYes
Digital Clock (24H)Yes
All-off Select (20/40/60 minutes)Yes
Built-in ConnectorMolex 16 pin
ISO connectorYes
Bluetooth unit built-inYes
USB interface x 1Yes

Display Features

Display TypeFlourescent (FL) Tube Display
Display Layout14 segments x 13 Characters
Display IlluminationFlouricent (FL)
Dimmer Control2 steps - Manual
Demo ModeYes
Special Character DisplayRussian Characters

Cosmetics features

Front/edgePiano black
Dress platePiano Black
Preset key finishPiano Black
Escutcheon finishPiano Black
Volume & operation knob or wheelChrome Plated
Volume & operation knob illuminationBlue
Triangle IlluminationRed
Front terminals illuminationBlue
Key illuminationBlue


CD Features

CD-R/RW CompatibleYes
MP3, WMA & AAC playbackYes
CD Text SupportYes
CD Text with special Character SupportYes, Russian
SupremeYes
D.A.C. processing24 bit
Random Function
Repeat Function
Scan Function
Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor LiteYes

USB Features

USB terminalYes, Front side
USB TypeUSB1.1 / USB 2.0
MP3, WMA & AAC playbackYes
Repeat/Scan/Random searchYes

iPod Features

Made for iPod & iPhone *Yes
USB Direct Controlwith optiona cable KCA-iP102
Music playbackYes
Music library searchYes
Alphabet searchYes
Skip searchYes
App & iPod control modeYes
Reverse browsingYes
Works with iPod Classic *80G, 120G & 160G
Works with iPod Video *5th/6th generation
Works with iPod Touch *1st/2nd generation
Works with iPod Nano *1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Gen
Works with iPhone *
Battery charge + power controlYes
1A current capabilityYes
* Always update to latest Apple firmware

Audio Features

Maximum Output Power50W x 4
MOSFET Power ICYes
Auxiliary inputFront Mini-jack
Pre-out1 RCA
Pre-out Output Level2.5V
Preout Rear / Subwoofer SwitchableYes
Subwoofer Reference Level Adj.Yes
Source Tone Control & MemoryBass / Mid / Treble
Balance/Fader/Loudness ControlYes
Balance/Fader ControlYes
Bass Boost Circuit
Att.(-20dB) with smooth Volume ReturnYes
Preset EQYes
Low-pass FilterYes

Bluetooth General Features

Telechip Module built-inYes
Hands Free Profile (HPF)
Audio Streaming (A2DP)Yes
Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)Yes
Object Push Profile (OPP)Yes
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)Yes
Easy pairing functionYes
Easy pairing A2DP deviceYes, 1 device
Easy pairing HFP deviceYes, 2 devices
Number of Phonebooks5 Devices x 1000
Phone device status displayYes
Audio device status displayYes
Signal strength displayYes
Remaining battery displayYes
Bluetooth phones to register5
Compatibility check modeYes
High-quality noise canceling microphoneFront Built-in & switchable
Bluetooth firmware upgradeableYes
* depends on phone model/make


Tuner Specifications

FM Frequency range (50kHz step)87.5MHz ~ 108MHz
FM Usable Sensitivity1μV/75ohm (S/N 26dBf)
FM Quieting Sensitivity2.5μV/75ohm (S/N 46dBf)
FM Frequency Response30Hz ~ 15kHz (± 3dB)
FM Signal to noise ratio (Mono)63dB
FM Stereo Separation (1kHz)40dB
MW Frequency Range531kHz ~ 1611kHz (9kHz step)
MW Frequency step9kHz
MW Usable Sensitivity36μV
LW Frequency Range153kHz ~ 279kHz (9kHz step)
LW Usable Sensitivity57μV

CD Specifications

Laser DiodeGaAIAs
Digital Filter(D/A)8 Times Over Sampling
Digital/Analogue Converter24 Bit
Spindle Speed500 ~ 200rpm (CLV: 1 times)
Wow & Flutterbelow measurable limit
Frequency Response20Hz ~ 20kHz (±1dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion0.01% (1kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio105dB (1kHz)
Dynamic Range93dB
MP3 DecoderCompliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer
WMA DecoderCompliant with Windows Media Audio
AAC DecoderAAC-LC".m4a" Files

USB Specifications

USB Version compatibility1.1 / 2.0
File SystemFAT 16/32
Maximum Supply current1000mA
D/A Converter24 bit
MP3 DecodeCompliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
WMA DecodeCompliant with Windows Media Audio
AAC DecodeAAC-LC ".m4a" files

Audio Specifications

Maximum Power50W x 4
Output Power (DIN45324,+B=14.4v)30W x 4
Preout Level2500mV / 10kOhm,
Preout Impedance≤ 600Ohm
Speaker Impedance4Ohm ~ 8Ohm
AUX Frequency Response20Hz ~ 20kHz (±1dB)
AUX Maximum Input Voltage1200mV
AUX Input Impedance10kOhm
Bass Tone Control100Hz ±8dB
Middle Tone Control1kHz ±8dB
Treble Tone Control12.5kHz ±8dB

Bluetooth specifications

Technologybluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified
Frequency2.402 - 2.48 GHz
Output power+4dBm(max), 0dBm (AVE) power class 2
Maximum rangeLine of sight approx. 10 meter
Handsfree profile (HFP)Yes
Headset profile (HSP)Yes
Advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP)Yes
Audio/Video remote control profile (AVRCP)Yes
Object push profile (OPP)Yes

General Specifications

Operating voltage14.4V (10.5 ~ 16V Allowable)
Maximum Current Consumption10A
Dimensions (WxHxD)182 x 53 x 160mm
Weight1300 gr.
Instruction ManualsENG/FRE/GER/DUT/ITA/SPA/POR/RUS/UKR