In-Dash USB/CD Receiver with Built-In Bluetooth/HD Radio

Built-inHD RadioSteering Wheel Control Interface

 Bluetooth powered by Parrot - 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 to your ear.  Incoming calls will be picked up automatically or at the touch of a button if screening calls.  For outgoing calls, the easy to read display interface makes it easy to search the contents of your address book, recent calls sent or received and with a press of a button you're connected.  
 USB Connectivity for iPhone and iPod - All USB-enabled CD receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod.  Featuring a 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, iPod control by Hand 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.
 Pandora Connectivity - Currently available in the US, Pandora is an internet radio service that allows you to create radio stations based upon favorite artists and songs.  In short, Pandora analyzes a song or artist using up to 400 distinct musical characteristics and then recommends songs and artists based upon your personal likes.  If the Pandora App is on your iPhone, simply connect to the DNX to enable touch-panel control of your personal Pandora stations.  On the KDC-BT948HD, Pandora functions such as Search & Store New Stations and Thumbs Up/Down can be operated just as you would on an iPhone.  What's more, the intuitive multi-line text display is especially suited for controlling these operations.
 Built-In HD Radio - Currently available in the US, HD Radio continues to gain interest amongst the radio listening audience and with good reason.  The digital broadcast not only means CD quality FM broadcasts and great sounding AM, it also means additional information can be broadcast simultaneously; Song and Title information, Album Art, unique images related to songs, radio station promotions and additional content.  HD Radio is free to the listener and it comes built-in with the KDC-BT948HD.
 Multi-Line Text Display - The 5-Line Full Dot LCD display makes it easy to navigate thru your radio or satellite radio presets, iPod content lists, USB music folders or phonebook contacts.  Featuring positive and negative display modes, the bright display works well under any lighting conditions. 
 Variable Color Illumination - Users can color-coordinate the background colors to their preferences and change key illuminations from the wide pallet of available colors to match any dashboard lighting conditions.
 Sound Excellence DSP - The Sound Excellence DSP is a suite of audio enhancement features that includes Highway mode which brings out all of the music masked by road noise, a unique iPod EQ function that improves iPod sound quality by deactivating the EQ setting and allowing you to select from twenty-two preset EQ curves optimized for iPod playback in any vehicle.  This advanced DSP also offers Digital Time Alignment with digital crossover and digital equalizer capability to maximize any car audio sound system.


General Features
-  Built-inYes
-  Voice Dialing-
-  A2DP Support-
-  Pandora Link Support-
-  aha Radio App Control-
-  iHeart Radio App Control-
-  SMS SupportYes
-  Built-in Microphone-
-  External Wired MicrophoneYes
-  iPod USB 1Wire ConnectionYes
-  Pandora App Control-
-  App Mode-
-  iPod Control by HandYes
-  Reverse BrowsingYes
-  Skip SearchYes
-  Related SearchYes
-  High Speed SearchYes
-  All RandomYes
-  Album Art Browsing-
-  iPod EQ Mode (FLAT)Yes
Rear USB Input
-  USB Mounting Kit Included-
-  Microsoft Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)-
HD RadioBuilt-In
-  Digital and Analog FM TunerYes (USA only)
-  Digital and Analog AM TunerYes (USA only)
-  iTunes TaggingYes (USA only)
-  Song And Title InformationYes (USA only)
-  Supported File FormatsWMA / MP3 / AAC
-  24-Bit Digital-Analog Converter-
-  0-Bit Mute CircuitYes
-  AM/FMYes
-  RBDSYes
-  Radio TEXT PlusYes
AUX InputsRear AUX Input
-  Tone Fader Bass / Tre / MidYes
-  EQ
  -  System Q-EXYes
  -  System QYes
  -  Graphic Equalizer5-Band
  -  Parametric Equalizer3-Band
  -  Bass BoostYes
-  CrossoverDigital E's
-  DSP
  -  Digital Time AlignmentYes
  -  Sound Management SystemYes
  -  DSP Bass BoostYes
  -  iPod EQ Select ModeYes
-  SupremeSupreme+
Pre-out3Pre 4.0V @ 600Ω
Audio / Video Output-
Sub Woofer Reference Control InterfaceYes
Built-in Amp Cut OffYes
Dual Zone (Front / Rear Switchable)Yes
External Media Control
-  SiriusXM -
-  Sirius ControlOptional KCA-SR50
-  XM ControlOptional
-  HD Radio Control-
-  iPod I/F ControlOptional KCA-iP500
-  Bluetooth Control-
-  Changer ControlOptional KDC-C669
External Interface
-  Marine Remote Control InterfaceOptional KCA-RC60MR
-  Parking Brake Sensor-
Remote ControlYes
Conformal Coated PCB-
-  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 Sensitivity9.3dBf
          -  FM Quiet Sensitivity15.2dBf
          -  FM Frequency Response (±3.0dB)30Hz-15kHz
          -  FM Signal/Noise70dB(MONO)
          -  FM Selectivity-
          -  FM Stereo Separation40dB(1kHz)
          -  AM
            -  AM Frequency Range530kHz-1700kHz
            -  AM Frequency Step-
            -  AM Usable Sensitivity28dBμ (25μv)
-  Digital Filter(D/A)-
-  D/A Converter-
-  Frequency Response-
-  Total Harmonic Distortion-
-  Signal/Noise Ratio (dB)-
-  Dynamic Range-
-  MP3 DecodeCompliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
-  WMA DecodeCompliant with Windows Media Audio
-  AAC DecodeAAC-LC ".m4a" Files
-  WAV DecodeYes
-  CompatibilityUSB 1.1 & 2.0 Full Speed
-  File SystemFAT16/32
-  Maximum Supply Current500mA
-  DecodeMP3/WMA/AAC/WAV
Preout Level(mV)/Load - Unbalanced4000mV/10kΩ(CD/CD-CH)
Preout Impedance(Ω)Under 600Ω
Speaker Impedance(Ω)4-8Ω
-  Full Bandwidth Power22Wx4
-  Version2.0 Certified
-  Maximum Range

Line of sight, approximately 10 Meters (32.8ft)

-  Profiles
-  Band1-
-  Band2-
-  Band3-
-  Band4-
-  Band5-
-  Band6-
-  Band7-
-  Band8-
-  Band9-
-  Band10-
-  Band11-
-  Band12-
-  Band13-
-  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
Receiving a call via Bluetooth
Making a call via Bluetooth
Pandora Internet Radio
iPod/iPhone Direct Search
iPod/iPhone 2-Speed Search
iPod/iPhone High Speed Search
iPod/iPhone Control By Hand


Firmware Updates
 2011 CD/USB Receiver Firmware updater:

2011 Bluetooth Cell-Phone Compatibility List and Updater Website:

DownloadFile TypeDescriptionRelease Date
DownloadOwner's Manualskdcx995 (pdf)Apr 14, 2011
DownloadOwner's ManualsQuick Start GuideApr 14, 2011
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KDC-BT948HDEnglishView Download5544
KDC-BT948HDSpanishView Download5577
KDC-BT948HDFrenchView Download5608
KDC-BT948HDEnglish, French, Spanish(Quick Start Guide)View Download1413
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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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