Here's a perfect way to replace your stock stereo with a Bluetooth-enabled, digital-media-friendly solution. Enjoy your favorite CDs, a one-wire iPod connection, streaming of MP3/AAC/WMA files from USB thumb drives, a front auxiliary input, and Kenwood audio perfection in a 50W x 4 stylish tuner.
Replace your stock stereo with a Bluetooth-enabled, digital-media-friendly solution. Click to enlarge.
Dial in Your Music
The KDC-BT742U will play your favorite CDs or burned CD-Rs, as well as MP3/WMA/AAC files from data CDs or USB devices. Load your flash drive with your favorite tunes and hit the road.
iPod 1-wire Connection
If you own an iPod, simply connect it to a Kenwood CD receiver via the USB cable that comes with the iPod. Better yet, use the optional KCA-iP100 1-wire iPod Interface Cable for crystal clear digital audio playback. You'll supply power to your iPod as well as charge it while you enjoy your music.
When you feel like letting someone else control the programming, switch to the radio. Features 18 FM and six AM presets for your convenience.
Add satellite radio or HD radio with Kenwood peripherals.
Includes IR remote. Click to enlarge.
Built-In Bluetooth--Powered by Parrot
The built-in Bluetooth hands-free system enables easy, safe cellular phone communications from the car. Features include (not all features work on all phones):
- Supports Hands-Free Profile
- Supports SMS
- Supports Voice Dialing
- Supports Automatic Phonebook Download
- Powered By Parrot
- Built-In Microphone with Noise Cancellation
HD and Satellite Radio Ready
The KDC-BT742U allows you to enjoy SIRIUS (requires CA-SR20V cable + Sirius Tuner) or XM (requires KCA-XM100V + XM Mini Tuner) radio in your vehicle. Enjoy a multitude of channels featuring music, news, talk shows, sports, and traffic information with CD quality sound.
You also can add an HD Radio tuner. When you connect an HD radio tuner, features of the unit are disabled and changed to HD Radio tuner features.
Superb Audio All the Time
When listening to music in a moving vehicle, sound quality can be degraded due to road and engine noise. Kenwood's exclusive Sound Excellence audio enhancement feature brings out all of the music masked by this noise, and also includes a unique iPod EQ function that improves the sound of any iPod by deactivating the EQ setting of the iPod and allowing you to select an EQ curve optimized for iPod playback in any vehicle at any speed.
When a music file is compressed, some frequencies signals are lost, particularly if it is encoded using a low bit rate. The Supreme technology is a Kenwood-original audio compensation technology that compensates for this loss and reproduces music in a more natural form, thereby making it possible to play music recorded using low bit rates (64k to 96k) in an audio-quality equivalent to music recorded using a higher bit rate (equivalent to 128k). Enjoy a natural, rich sound, even with lower compression ratios.
Front USB and AUX connectors for quick and easy access.
Front USB/AUX Connection
The KDC-BT742U features a USB and AUX connector up front that makes connecting a USB mass-storage device easier than ever. For the auxiliary input, input sensitivity correction adjusts volume or input level depending on the characteristics of the input source.
Ready for System Expansion
In addition to the on-board 50W x 4 amplifier, the DPX503 boasts three 2.5V pre-amp outs for expanding your system.
What's in the Box
Kenwood KDC-BT742U, sleeve, trim ring, wiring harness, installation tools, installation manual, operation manual, warranty card.