Kenwood KDC-W5544U CD receiver with USB port

Kenwood KDC-W5544U CD receiver with USB port

CD / MP3 receiver with front panel USB port for Direct iPod / iPhone Control. Includes Kenwood's new Favourite Function control system.

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Kenwood KDC-W5544U CD receiver with USB port key features

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Kenwood’s KDC-W5544U has the advantage of a 13-digit display and Kenwood's unique Favourite Function recall feature.

This allows you to assign a shortcut button to a favourite radio station, commonly used phone number (with optional KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor) or even subwoofer level setting etc.

This unit comes with Direct iPod / iPhone USB connection and control. iPhone music compatibility is ensured with Apple’s full licensing.

For iPods / iPhones this means full in-dash search for albums, artist or tracks using a rapid-search alphabetical shortcut feature.

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

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.

  • Front aux-input jack socket plus USB port with slide protection cover
  • Direct iPod / iPhone control (using Apple cable or KCA-IP101 accessory cable)
  • Stereo preamp output (switchable between rear and subwoofer) for adding additional amplifiers
  • Option to add KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor for legal, hands-free phone calls
  • MP3, WMA & AAC file playback with ID-3 tag display from CD-R or USB store
  • RDS FM / MW / LW radio tuner with Radio Text display
  • Option to add accessory remote control


Kenwood KDC-W5544U CD receiver with USB port specification

General features:

  • TDF Removable front panel plus security code theft protection
  • 14 segment, 13 digit FL display with switchable automatic dimmer and display off
  • Rotary volume control with built in search function
  • Music Search feature gives alphabetical search of iPod files by artist, album name, track name etc giving rapid file selection
  • Kenwood's new Favourite Memory button allows storage of  frequently used functions. Any combination of radio presets, iPod tracks, phone numbers and menu setup functions can be stored for instant recall
  • Blue control key illumination
  • Digital clock (24 hour)
  • Two-way telephone muting
  • Can be linked to many models of factory-fitted remote controls (requires accessory adaptor)
  • Can be used with compatible Kenwood CD changer (optional accessory)
  • Can be used with Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor (optional accessory)

Audio features:

  • Four channel 4 x 50W max MOSFET power amplifier
  • Front panel aux-input jack socket with slide protection cover
  • Stereo preamp outputs (2.5volt) for adding an external amplifier or subwoofer. Subwoofer output level control
  • Dual zone with source and volume control
  • System Qex equaliser (preset or manual control)
  • System E's+ optionally cuts bass for front and rear speakers at an adjustable frequency, thus improving sound quality when a separate subwoofer is in use
  • Separate adjustments for bass, middle, treble for each input source
  • Front / Rear fader and loudness control
  • Attenuator with smooth volume return by remote control

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 features:

  • WMA and MP3 file playback with ID-3 tag display
  • AAC compatible. 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
  • Compatible with multi-session discs
  • CD-R+R/W media compatible
  • 24-bit D/A converter with 0-bit muting
  • 'Supreme' setting restores high frequency information to MP3 and WMA files recorded at low sample rates (less than 96kbps)
  • Folder name search possible without interrupting play
  • Scrolling display of CD text when present on media
  • Fast forward, Rewind, Track/File/Folder repeat, Random track play, Track repeat and Intro scan functions

USB features:

  • Front panel USB socket with slide protection cover
  • Playback of MP3 / WMA / AAC files from USB memory stick
  • Direct control of Apple iPod / iPhone with accessory cable KCA-IP100 (iPod) or KCA-IP101 (iPhone)
  • Control of iPod by head unit or by iPod (switchable)

Security, warranty and insurance:

  • Removable front face with soft case pouch
  • Security code function


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