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Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U DAB + Aerial + Bluetooth

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Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U DAB + Aerial + Bluetooth

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U DAB Tuner CD/MP3/WMA/AAC

Kenwood’s new in-car CD/iPod Control system now includes state-of-the-art DAB/DAB+ and DRM decoding. Using the latest digital chip set means for the first time listening to digital radio on the move is free of annoying breaks and distortion. Clever technology will even switch from DAB to FM (and back again) if there is a local signal problem.

Want to add Bluetooth hands-free calling with music streaming from your phone? Just add the KCA-BT300 Bluetooth interface.

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U Key Features:

  • MP3, WMA, AAC playback
  • DAB+ tuner built-in
  • Illuminated front AUX & USB terminal with slide protection cover
  • iPod/iPhone direct control terminals
  • Orignial steeringwheel remote controle interface terminal
  • RDS with radio text
  • Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor lite

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U General Features:

  • DIN Size: 1 DIN
  • Detachable Faceplate
  • Protection Case For Faceplate, soft case
  • Faceplate Mechanism: Full Detachable Faceplate
  • Key Illumination: Red
  • Rotary Encoder & Control Knob
  • Music Search function
  • Accent key, (DAB key)
  • Digital Clock (24H)
  • All-off Select (20/40/60 minutes)
  • Built-in Connector: Molex 16 pin
  • ISO connector
  • USB interface x 1, Front

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U Display Features:

  • Display Type: Fluorescent (FL) Tube Display
  • Display Layout: 14 segments x 13 Characters
  • Display Illumination: Flouricent (FL)
  • Dimmer Control 2 steps - Manual
  • Demo Mode
  • Special Character Display: Russian Characters

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U Cosmetics Features:

  • Front/edge: Black Injection
  • Dress plate: Chrome plated
  • Volume & operation knob or wheel: Chrome Plated
  • Preset key finish: Piano Black
  • Escutcheon finish: Black Injection
  • Triangle Illumination: Red
  • Volume & operation knob illumination: Blue
  • Key illumination: Blue

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U Tuner Features:

  • Radio Data System
  • Radio Text
  • Program Type Function (PTY)
  • Enhanced Other Networks Function (EON)
  • PACS - clean reception tuner
  • FM Reception
  • AM (MW/LW) Reception
  • Presets    24 Presets (18FM / 3LW / 3MW)
  • Mixed preset memory (FM & AM) 6 presets
  • Automatic Memory Entry (AME)
  • Up/Down Seek Tuning
  • Tuning mode (Auto1 / Auto2 / Manual)
  • FM Stereo / Mono Selector

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U CE DAB tuner Features:

  • DAB tuner built-in
  • DAB+ support
  • DMB support
  • TMC data service support
  • TPEG data service support
  • Intelligent seek
  • Ensemble seek
  • Service preset 3 band * 6 cell preset,
  • Auto service memory, (only first service in each ensemble)
  • Service list by alphabet order
  • Audio interrupt standby by PTY
  • Audio interrupt standby by announcement    
  • DAB-RDS integrated TI
  • DAB-AF
  • DAB priority
  • Antenna power supply on/off switch

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U CD Features:

  • CD-R/RW Compatible
  • MP3 Playback with ID3 Tag Display
  • WMA (Windows Media Audio) Playback
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) Playback
  • Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor Lite
  • CD Text Support
  • CD Text with special Character Support, Russian
  • Supreme
  • D.A.C. processing: 24 bit
  • 0 bit Mute

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U USB Features:

  • USB terminal, Front
  • USB Type: USB1.1 / USB 2.0
  • Kenwood Music Editor Lite, (download from site)
  • MP3 playback with ID3 Tag Display
  • WMA (Windows Media File) playback
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) playback
  • Repeat/Scan/Random search

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U iPod Features:

  • Made for iPod & iPhone
  • USB Digital connection (1 wire) with optional cable KCA-iP101
  • Music playback
  • Alphabet search
  • Skip search
  • Related search
  • My playlist
  • Control by hand
  • Reverse browsing
  • Works with iPod Classic: 80G & 120G
  • 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 control
  • 1A current capability
  • * Always update to latest Apple firmware

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U External Media Control Features:

  • Dual Changer Control (CH1, CH2 & AUX)
  • CD Text Ready with Compatible KENWOOD Units
  • Disc & Track Repeat
  • Disc & Track Scan
  • Disc & Track Random Play
  • Bluetooth Handsfree
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U Audio Features:

  • Maximum Output Power 50W x 4
  • MOSFET Power IC
  • Auxiliary input, front
  • Auxiliary Type Mini-jack
  • Pre-out 1 RCA
  • Pre-out Output Level 2V
  • Preout Rear / Subwoofer Switchable
  • Subwoofer Reference Level Adj.
  • Source Tone Control & Memory Bass / Mid / Treble
  • Balance/Fader Control
  • System Q_EX (Preset & Manual Sound Control)
  • Bass Boost Circuit
  • Low-pass Filter

Kenwood KDC-DAB4551U Connectivity:

  • External Media Control Bus (5L)
  • iPod Digital Connection (1 Wire)
  • USB interface
  • OEM Wired Remote Control
  • 2-way (Tel/Navi) mute wire

Kenwood DAB-A1

Kenwood's DAB-A1 DAB aerial is required with the KDC-DAB4551U DAB/CD Receiver. This is a discrete window film aerial avoiding the need to drill a hole in the vehicles body as previously required with less sensitive receivers.

Key Features  

Designed for Kenwood receivers only
Active antenna
Band 2 reception
Low noise integrated amplifier
Earth bond contact for superior reception

General Features


Operating Temp. -30℃~+80℃
Storage Temp. -40℃~+85℃
Recommended temp. for ELEMENT installation +10℃~30℃, Less than 80%RH
Weight App.45g
Frequency Band
Band Ⅲ :174~240MHz
L-Band :1452~1492MHz
Power supply voltage DC+9.0~+16.0V (DC+12.0V Typ.)
Output Impedance 50Ω(The official)
Cable type/length 0.8D/3.5m
Connector SMB type

Kenwood KCA-BT300

Kenwood wanted to tap into the incredible potential of Bluetooth for in-car entrtainment systems. That is why we adopted Parrot's high-performance Bluetooth module, which not only delivers superb "hands-free" communication but also is equipped with a host of advanced functions. In addition, we have integrated new capability to play music files stored in *A2DP-compatible devices to bring a wireless world of seamless entertainment into your car. Enjoy the safety and convenience of "hands-free" phone calls with the KCA-BT300 Bluetooth Interface.

Key Features
Bluetooth Ver. 2.1 + EDR certified
Handsfree + audio profile
Voice recognition function
External microphone included
Music tag display
Secure Simple Pairing. (SSP) function
Latest Update & compatibilty list available on website:

Bluetooth General Features
Phone device status display Yes
Audio device status display Yes
Signal strength display Yes
Remaining battery display Yes
* depends on phone model/make & Kenwood unit

Bluetooth handsfree features
Call Yes
Receive Yes
Disconnect Yes
Private conversation Yes
Automatic receive time setting Yes
Voice output SP setting Yes
Call interrupt Yes
Dual Tone Multi Frequency (DTMF) Yes
* depends on phone model/make & Kenwood unit

Bluetooth phonebook features
Phonebook download Yes, Automatic when connected to cell phone
Phonebook search Yes
Sub index search Yes
Phonebook search by initial Yes
Call History 80 Calls
Receive History 80 Calls
Preset phone number 3 preset x 5 devices
* depends on phone model/make & Kenwood unit

Bluetooth SMS features
SMS download Yes
Check received SMS Yes
Check send SMS Yes
SMS receive (Unopened SMS display) Yes
MS sent (Unopened SMS display) Yes
* depends on phone model/make & Kenwood unit

Bluetooth voice recognition features
Voice tag registration Yes
Voice tag confirmation Yes
Phonebook search by voice tag Yes
* depends on phone model/make & Kenwood unit

Bluetooth device registration features
Device search (Headunit) Yes
Device search (Bluetooth) Yes
Bluetooth device delete Yes
Secure Simple Pairing. (SSP) function Yes
* depends on phone model/make & Kenwood unit

Bluetooth audio features
Play Yes
Playback control (AVRCP profile) Yes
Music tag display Yes
* depends on phone model/make & Kenwood unit

Bluetooth specifications
Technology bluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified
Frequency 2.402 - 2.48 GHz
Output power +4dBm(max), 0dBm (AVE) power class 2
Maximum range Line of sight approx. 10 meter
Handsfree profile (HFP) Yes
Serial port profile (SPP) Yes
Headset profile (HSP) Yes
Advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) Yes
Audio/Video remote control profile (AVRCP) Yes
Object push profile (OPP) Yes
Phonebook access profile (PBAP) Yes
Synchronization profile (SYNC) Yes

General Specifications
Dimensions (WxHxD) 95 x 30 x 105mm
Weight 380gr

30cm Converter cable (5L connector to KAB connector)
Screws (Parker-type) Ø 4 x 16mm, 2 pieces
Handsfree Microphone with 3 cm cable

For Info on phone compatability


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