Kenwood KDC-W5541U CD receiver

Kenwood KDC-W5541U CD receiver

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Kenwood KDC-W5541U CD receiver key features

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Kenwoods KDC-W5541U RDS radio CD / MP3 / WMA / AAC receiver features a handy front panel mounted USB port for connecting an external music file store or direct control of an Apple iPod.

Expansion options include Bluetooth adaptor or CD changer.

Can be linked to many models of factory-fitted stalk controls (requires adaptor) or accessory infra-red remote controls.

Total security with a removable front panel and security code.

Powerful 4 x 50W MOSFET amplifier with System Es Sound Control and preamp outputs for an external amplifier.

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. 8 times oversampling
  • 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
  • Zero bit muting
  • 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
  • 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:

  • New 14 segment, 13 character FL display with automatic 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
  • Front panel socket to accept auxiliary input cable for Walkman 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
  • Two-way telephone muting
  • 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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