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KDC-BT555U
In-Dash USB/CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth

Built-inSiriusXM



Overview
Highlights

Built-In Bluetooth Hands-Free - Bluetooth wireless technology promotes safe driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation while you drive without the need to hold a phone.  Incoming calls can be set to pick up automatically or at the touch of a button if you prefer to screen incoming calls.  For outgoing calls, you can choose to dial out by scrolling through your phonebook on the easy to read display interface or by voice dialing if enabled on your compatible smartphone.

Built-In Bluetooth A2DP Music Streaming - Enjoy wireless music playback from your Bluetooth device like a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth through your in-dash receiver. 

Check for Bluetooth phone compatibility at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/bt.

  

Siri Eyes Free™ & Voice Dialing Support - Easy 1-touch access to Apple's Siri for total convenience of voice control for dialing, text messaging, email, music playback and a host of other voice supported functions on the iPhone 4S/5. Voice dialing functionality is also compatible with other device platforms from Android and BlackBerry.

  
 

USB Connectivity for iPhone, iPod and compatible USB mass storage devices – Most USB-enabled CD receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod.  Featuring easy-to-use user interface, iPod browsing is a breeze when searching by playlist, artist, album, song, genres or composer.  Additionally, you can use advanced search functions like Reverse Browsing, Alphabet Search and Skip Search to find what you want to listen to, quickly and easily.  For added versatility, App/iPod Mode disables the receiver's integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps.  The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.

Check for iPhone-iPod compatibility at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/ipod.

  

Pandora Connectivity - Install the Pandora App for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones and enjoy a personalized listening experience. 

A number of Pandora functions can be controlled from a Pandora-enabled Kenwood receiver when an iPhone is connected through USB.  For Android and BlackBerry smartphones, controls are done via Bluetooth A2DP.  Functions include Thumbs up & down, Bookmark Artist, Bookmark Song, A to Z search and Alphabetical channel search.  Pandora allows users to maximize the internet radio experience in your car by customizing all of your favourite artists for a rich musical experience.

Pandora application requires a data connection on your smartphone with service currently only available in the U.S.

  

SiriusXM Ready – Connect, control and enjoy satellite radio from SiriusXM, including new SiriusXM XTRA Channels (USA only) with a single direct connection to a compatible CD receiver with optional SiriusXM tuner SXV200.  Compatible 2013 CD receivers can also take advantage of the SXV200 advanced features such as Smart Favorites™, artist/song/game alerts, iTunes tagging or SiriusXM Replay™.

*Runs exclusively on the XM network. XM subscription required.

  

Kenwood Music Control for Android Smartphones - This free Kenwood application found on Google Play organizes your music and provides quick and easy music search capability from any 2013 USB/CD receiver.  Once installed on a compatible Android smartphone which supports mass storage mode, you will be able to search by artist, song or genre as well as select music based on your mood.

This free Kenwood App can now be downloaded from Google Play web site:

Kenwood Music Control App for Android

  
 

Front USB and AUX Input - Easy front panel connection for your compatible USB-enabled devices. These include iPhone, iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like smartphones, USB thumb drives and portable hard drives. This USB input will allow you to charge and control the music playback on your connected device.

 

Check for compatibility and digital audio file specs at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/audiofile.

  
 

FL Display - The bright 1-line display makes it easy to see the text information when navigating the menu, your iPod or music content.

  

Three 2.5V Pre-outs with Crossover System – Get the most out of your external power amplifiers by delivering 2.5V of audio signal to maximize sonic performance.  Using the built-in crossover system, you can also easily filter out unwanted frequencies to your speakers and subwoofers to tune your system to its maximum potential.

  
 

Steering Wheel Remote Input – Many factory systems offer control of the factory-fit audio system from buttons on your steering wheel.  Unfortunately, this functionality is sacrificed when installing an aftermarket audio system.

Install a commercially available steering-wheel interface and maintain control of functions such as volume up/down and track up/track down as well as Bluetooth voice dialing. This increases the convenience of using your system and increases driver safety to another level.

  
Remote Control - This wireless remote control easily control volume levels, switch music sources or select your favorite tracks with the numeric access keys. 
  

Firmware Updates – The operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood’s support sites.  Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies.

Latest firmware updates are available at www.kenwood.com/cs/ce .

  
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General Features
-  Built-inYes
Yes
Yes
-  Voice DialingYes (Compatible Phones Only)
-  A2DP SupportYes
Yes
-  Pandora Link SupportYes (For Compatible BlackBerry/Android Devices)
-  aha Radio App Control-
-  iHeart Radio App Control-
-  SMS Support-
-  Built-in Microphone-
-  External Wired MicrophoneYes
iPod
Yes
-  iPod USB 1Wire ConnectionYes
-  Pandora App ControlYes (Requires iPhone with Pandora App)
-  App ModeYes (Requires Compatible iPhone/iPod App)
-  iPod Control by HandYes
-  Reverse BrowsingYes
Yes
-  Skip SearchYes
-  Related Search-
-  High Speed SearchYes
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-  All RandomYes
-  Album Art Browsing-
-  iPod EQ Mode (FLAT)Yes
Front USB Input
-  USB Mounting Kit Included-
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-  Microsoft Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)-
HD Radio-
-  Digital and Analog FM Tuner-
-  Digital and Analog AM Tuner-
-  iTunes Tagging-
-  Song And Title Information-
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CD
-  Supported File FormatsWMA / MP3 / AAC
-  24-Bit Digital-Analog ConverterYes
-  0-Bit Mute CircuitYes
Tuner
-  AM/FMYes
-  RBDSYes
-  Radio TEXT PlusYes
AUX InputsFront AUX Input
Audio
-  Tone Fader Bass / Tre / MidYes
-  EQ
  -  System Q-EX-
  -  System QYes
  -  Graphic Equalizer-
  -  Parametric Equalizer-
  -  Bass BoostYes
-  CrossoverHigh-Pass/Low-Pass Filters
-  DSP
  -  Digital Time Alignment-
  -  Sound Management System-
  -  HIGHWAY-SOUND-
  -  DSP Bass Boost-
  -  iPod EQ Select Mode-
-  SupremeSupreme
Pre-out3Pre 2.5V @ 600Ω
Audio / Video Output-
Sub Woofer Reference Control InterfaceYes
Built-in Amp Cut Off-
Dual Zone (Front / Rear Switchable)-
External Media Control
-  SiriusXM SXi Interface (Optional SXV-100/200 Tuner)
-  Sirius Control-
-  XM Control-
-  HD Radio Control-
-  iPod I/F Control-
-  Bluetooth Control-
-  Changer Control-
External Interface
Optional
-  Marine Remote Control InterfaceOptional KCA-RC35MR
-  Parking Brake Sensor-
Remote ControlIncluded
Conformal Coated PCB-
Warranty1-Year
Specifications
Tuner
-  Digital Tuner
  -  Digital FM
    -  Digital FM Frequency Range-
    -  Digital FM Frequency Response-
    -  Digital FM Signal/Noise-
    -  Digital AM
      -  Digital AM Frequency Range-
      -  Digital AM Frequency Response-
      -  Digital AM Signal/Noise-
      -  Analog Tuner
        -  FM
          -  FM Frequency Range87.9MHz - 107.9MHz
          -  FM Frequency Step(200kHz)
          -  FM Usable Sensitivity11.2dBf
          -  FM Quiet Sensitivity19.2dBf
          -  FM Frequency Response (±3.0dB)30Hz-15kHz
          -  FM Signal/Noise63dB(MONO)
          -  FM Selectivity-
          -  FM Stereo Separation40dB(1kHz)
          -  AM
            -  AM Frequency Range530kHz-1700kHz
            -  AM Frequency Step(10kHz)
            -  AM Usable Sensitivity31dBμ (36μv)
CD
-  Digital Filter(D/A)8 Times OverSampling
-  D/A Converter24 Bit
-  Frequency Response20-20kHz(±1dB)
-  Total Harmonic Distortion0.01%(1kHz)
-  Signal/Noise Ratio (dB)105dB(1kHz)
-  Dynamic Range90dB
-  MP3 DecodeCompliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
-  WMA DecodeCompliant with Windows Media Audio
-  AAC DecodeAAC-LC ".m4a" Files
-  WAV Decode-
USB I/F
-  CompatibilityUSB 1.1 & 2.0 Full Speed
-  File SystemFAT16/32
-  Maximum Supply Current1000mA
-  DecodeMP3/WMA/AAC
Preout Level(mV)/Load - Unbalanced2500mV/10kΩ(CD/CD-CH)
Preout Impedance(Ω)Under 600Ω
Speaker Impedance(Ω)4-8Ω
AMP
-  Full Bandwidth Power22Wx4
-  Version2.1 +EDR Certified
-  Maximum Range

Line of sight, approximately 10 Meters (32.8ft)

-  Profiles
Yes
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Tone
-  Band1-
-  Band2-
-  Band3-
-  Band4-
-  Band5-
-  Band6-
-  Band7-
-  Band8-
-  Band9-
-  Band10-
-  Band11-
-  Band12-
-  Band13-
General
-  Operating Voltage14.4V (10.5 - 16 V allowable)
-  Maximum Current Consumption10A
-  Installation Size
  -  Width182(mm) 7-3/16(in)
  -  Height53(mm) 2-1/16(in)
  -  Depth158(mm) 6-1/4(in)
Visual Features
VideoKDC-BT555U
Downloads
Firmware Updates
 

Latest Software Updates and Technical Support Information:          http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce


Product NameDescriptionRelease DateFile DownloadFile Size {KB)
KDC-BT555USpanish2012View Download461
KDC-BT555UEnglish,French,Spanish2012View Download1291
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*Product descriptions, specifications and features are subject to change without notice. For proper fit and compatibility check with your authorized Kenwood dealer.

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