Kenwood KDC-W4544U CD receiver

Kenwood KDC-W4544U CD receiver

CD / MP3 receiver with front panel aux-in jack socket as well as USB port featuring Direct iPod Control.

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Kenwood KDC-W4544U CD receiver key features

Kenwood’s KDC-W4544U is the first in the current range to feature Direct iPod USB connection and control.

For iPods this means full in-dash search for albums, artist, tracks, with a useful alphabetical shortcut feature.

Other USB music storage devices can also be connected such as a USB memory sticks and portable hard-drives.

The cool-blue display gives excellent visibility even in sunny conditions and a built in high power 50 watt four channel amplifier will fill your car with high quality sound from any source.

  • CD Player with MP3 / WMA / AAC file capability
  • Front panel aux-input jack socket plus USB port with slide protection cover
  • Front panel USB port features Direct iPod Control
  • Stereo preamplifier outputs (switchable between rear channel and subwoofer output) for adding an external amplifier
  • Bass Boost loudness control
  • MP3, WMA & AAC file playback with ID-3 tag display via CD-R or USB device
  • RDS FM / LW / LW radio tuner with display of Radio Text information
  • Option to add accessory remote control, if required
  • Option to add KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor for making legal, hands-free phone calls


Kenwood KDC-W4544U CD receiver specification

Radio tuner features:

  • RDS-AF (alternate frequency) feature inaudibly retunes the receiver to the best available signal for the station that is currently selected
  • TA (traffic announcement) will switch station for the duration of a traffic report. The original station is restored at the end of the report
  • PTY-EON (programme type) information displays and allows selection of similar types of programme (news, pop, classics, sport etc.)
  • Full coverage of LW / MW / FM wavebands with 24 presets (18FM, 6MW, 6LW)
  • Auto-memory entry feature stores preset stations
  • Display of radio text information

CD / MP3 / WMA / AAC features:

  • Compatible with CD, MP3, WMA and AAC format files
  • CD-R and CD-R/W compatible
  • High quality 24-bit Burr-Brown D/A converter circuits
  • AAC compresses audio much more efficiently than the MP3 standard. Also used on the Apple iPod, Kenwood AAC compatible head units can reproduce files compressed using AAC-LC, including MPEG-4 and .m4a formats
  • Supreme setting restores high frequency information to MP3 and WMA files recorded at low sample rates (less than 96kbps)
  • Scrolling display of CD text when present on media
  • Scrolling display of MP3 ID-3 tag information
  • Fast forward, Rewind, Track/File/Folder repeat, Random track play, Track repeat and Intro scan functions

Amplifier features:

  • Four channel 4 x 50W max MOSFET power amplifier
  • Separate adjustments for bass, middle, treble, balance and fader
  • Bass-Boost loudness control
  • Stereo preamp outputs (2.5volt) for adding an external amplifier or subwoofer
  • System Q equaliser with six preset settings (Rock, Jazz, Natural etc.) and three different speaker types (5 inch, 6x9 inch, OEM)
  • System Es optionally cuts bass for front and rear speakers at an adjustable frequency, thus improving sound quality when a separate subwoofer is in use
  • Source tone memory stores equaliser settings for each source (FM radio, AM radio & CD)

Other features:

  • Vivid florescent 14 segment, 8 character display with manual two step dimmer
  • Front panel mounted USB port for connection to USB mass storage devices
  • Compatible with Kenwood CD disc changers. Display of changer CD text with compatible changers
  • Compatible with Kenwood infra-red remote controls
  • Compatible with Kenwood Bluetooth interface
  • Will accept auxiliary input cable for portable MP3 type device playback though radio
  • Can be linked to many models of factory-fitted remote controls (requires accessory adaptor)
  • Smooth rotary volume controller
  • Power timer will switch radio off after 20, 40 or 60 minutes to save vehicle battery
  • Demonstration mode
  • Clock display
  • Red illuminated control buttons
  • Complete with release keys, ISO connecting loom, full fitting and operating guide

Security, warranty and insurance:

  • Removable front face with soft case pouch
  • System disabled indicator warning LED
  • Security code function


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