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Kenwood KDC-BT8044U specs

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Key Features

Bluetooth with handsfree profile & SMS, built-in
CD Player with MP3/WMA/AAC decoder built-in
Rear Aux & USB input
iPod direct control with optional KCA-iP101, works with iPhone
Sound excellence DSP
3 preouts, 4 volt level output
Music search + favorite memory function
5 line, full DOT LCD display
IR remote control unit included

General Features

DIN Size 1 DIN
Detachable Faceplate Yes
Protection Case For Faceplate Yes, Soft Case
Faceplate Mechanism Flip-down Detachable Faceplate
Security Code Function Yes
Key Illumination Blue
Rotary Encoder & Control Knob Yes
Operation mode Rotary + push
Multi control wheel Yes
Music Search function Yes
Favorite Memory function Yes
Installer Memory Yes
Attenuator with Smooth Volume Return Yes, only by remote control
Touch Sensor Tone Yes
IR remote controller included RC-547
Digital Clock (24H) Yes
All-off Select (20/40/60 minutes) Yes
Built-in Connector Molex 16 pin
ISO connector Yes
Bluetooth unit built-in Yes

Display Features

Display Type Liquid Crystal Display
Display Layout 5 line, Ful dot
Display Illumination White LED
Spectrum Analyzer Yes
Dimmer Control OFF/Auto/MNAL1/MNAL2
Positive/negative switchable Yes
Demo Mode Yes
Special Character Display No

Cosmetics features

Front/edge Piano black
Dress plate Piano Black
Volume & operation knob or wheel Chrome Finish
Preset key finish Black Injection
Escutcheon finish Piano Black
Triangle Illumination Red
Volume & operation knob illumination Blue
Key illumination Blue
Illumination Effect Yes, Bar motion effect

Tuner Features

RDS (PI, PS, AF, TI, Clock) Yes
Radio Text Plus Yes
Program Type Function (PTY) Yes
Enhanced Other Networks Function (EON) Yes
K3I - Clean Reception Tuner Yes
FM Reception Yes
AM (MW/LW) Reception Yes
Presets 24 Presets (18FM / 3LW / 3MW)
Automatic Memory Entry (AME) Yes
Up/Down Seek Tuning Yes
Tuning mode (Auto1 / Auto2 / Manual) Yes
FM Stereo / Mono Selector Yes

CD Features

CD-R/RW Compatible Yes
MP3 Playback with ID3 Tag Display Yes
WMA (Windows Media Audio) Playback Yes
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) Playback Yes
Kenwood Music Editor Software included Yes
Multi-session Disc Playback Yes
CD Text Support Yes
Supreme Yes
D.A.C. processing 24 bit
0 bit Mute Yes
Random Function (Track/Disc) Yes
Repeat Function (Track/Disc) Yes
Scan Function (Track/Disc) Yes

USB Features

USB terminal Yes, Rear
USB Type USB1.1 / USB 2.0
MP3 playback with ID3 Tag Display Yes
WMA (Windows Media File) playback Yes
AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) playback Yes

iPod Features

Made for iPod & iPhone Yes
iPod control by 5L bus Yes
USB Digital connection (1 wire)
Music playback Yes
Music library search Yes
Alphabet search Yes
Skip search Yes
Control by hand Yes, only for iPod nano 2G/3G/4G, iPod Classic, iPod Touch & iPhone
Works with iPod Classic
Works with iPod Video 5th/6th generation
Works with iPod Touch 1st/2nd Gen
Works with iPod Nano 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen
Works with iPhone Yes, iPhone, iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS
Battery charge + power control Yes

External Media Control Features

Dual Changer Control (CH1, CH2 & AUX) Yes
CD Text Ready with Compatible KENWOOD Units Yes
Disc & Track Repeat Yes
Disc & Track Scan Yes
Disc & Track Random Play Yes
External Option Control Yes
2004 B.M.S. Amplifier Control Yes
iPod Control with KCA-iP500 Yes
AUX RCA Adaptor Yes

Audio Features

Maximum Output Power 50W x 4
Auxiliary input Yes, mini-jack on rear-side
Auxiliary Type Mini-jack
Pre-out 3 RCA
Pre-out Output Level 4V
Subwoofer Reference Level Adj. Yes
Dual-Zone Source & Volume Control Yes
Dual-Zone (FRONT / REAR Switchable) Yes
Source Tone Control & Memory Bass / Mid / Treble
Balance/Fader Control Yes
Att.(-20dB) with smooth Volume Return Yes
Sound Excellence DSP Yes
System Q_EX (Preset & Manual Sound Control) Yes
Equalizer built-in Yes
System E's+ (Built-in HPF & LPF) Yes


Digital System E's+ Yes
5 bands graphical equilazer Yes
Sound Management System Yes
Highway sound Yes
iPod EQ select mode Yes

Bluetooth General Features

Hands free Profile (HPF) Yes
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Yes
Serial Port Profile (SPP) Yes
Headset Profile (HSP) Yes
Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP) Yes
Phone numbers hold: up to 1000 per registered phone.
Voice recognition dialing Yes
Object Push Profile (OPP) Yes
Synchronization Profile (SYNC) Yes
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Yes
Short Message Service (SMS) Yes
Phone device status display Yes
Audio device status display Yes
Signal strength display Yes
Remaining battery display Yes
Bluetooth phones to register 5
High-quality noise canceling microphone Yes, external microphone
Bluetooth firmware upgradeable Yes
depends on phone model/make


External Media Control Bus (5L) Yes
iPod I/F Control (5L-Bus) Yes
PS Amplifier Control System (5L-Bus) No
OEM Wired Remote Control Yes
OEM Display Control Yes
Power Control (P.CON) wire Yes
2-way (Tel/Navi) mute wire Yes
Dimmer control wire Yes

Tuner Specifications

FM Frequency Range 87.5MHz ~ 108MHz
FM Frequency Step 50kHz
FM Usable Sensitivity 0.7μV/75ohm (S/N 26dB)
FM Quieting Sensitivity 1.6μV/75ohm (S/N 46dB)
FM Frequency Response 30Hz ~ 15kHz (± 3dB)
FM Selectivity(DIN) over 80dB (±400kHz)
FM Stereo Separation (1kHz) 35dB
MW Frequency Range 531kHz ~ 1611kHz
MW Frequency step 9kHz
MW Usable Sensitivity 25μV (S/N 20dB)
LW Frequency Range 153kHz ~ 281kHz
LW Usable Sensitivity 45μV (S/N 20dB)

CD Specifications

Laser Diode GaAIAs
Digital Filter(D/A) 8 Times Over Sampling
Digital/Analogue Converter 24 Bit
Spindle Speed 500 ~ 200rpm (CLV: 1 times)
Wow & Flutter Below Measurable Limit
Frequency Response 10Hz ~ 20kHz (±1dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.01% (1kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio 105dB (1kHz)
Dynamic Range 93dB
MP3 Decoder Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
WMA Decoder Compliant with Windows Media Audio
AAC Decoder AAC-LC".m4a" Files
Maximum number of files 512
Maximum number of folders 50
Max. nr. files per folder 255
Max. nr. of characters for file name 64
Max. nr. of characters for folder name 64
Max. nr. of characters for MP3-tags 30
Max. nr. of characters for WMA-tags 30
Max. nr. of characters for AAC-tags 60

USB Specifications

USB Version compatibility 1.1 / 2.0
File System FAT 16/32
Maximum Supply current 500mA
D/A Converter 24 bit
MP3 Decode Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
WMA Decode Compliant with Windows Media Audio
AAC Decode AAC-LC "m4a" Files
WAV Decode no

Audio Specifications

Maximum Power 50W x 4
Output Power (DIN45324,+B=14.4v) 30W x 4
Preout Level 4000mV / 10kOhm,
Preout Impedance ≤ 600Ohm
Speaker Impedance 4Ohm ~ 8Ohm
AUX Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 20kHz (±1dB)
AUX Maximum Input Voltage 1200mV
AUX Input Impedance 10kOhm
Bass Tone Control 100Hz ±8dB
Middle Tone Control 1kHz ±8dB
Treble Tone Control 10kHz ±8dB

General Specifications

Operating voltage 14.4V (11 ~ 16V Allowable)
Maximum Current Consumption 10A
Dimensions (WxHxD) 182 x 53 x 155mm
Weight 1400gr
Instruction Manuals ENG/FRE/GER/DUT/ITA/SPA/POR

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Description: Kenwood’s KDC-BT8044U clean and stylish looks combined with a full dot 5-line display make this model the ultimate choice for iPods/iPhones and Bluetooth hands-free control.

High quality hands-free audio is ensured with a external wired microphone, which can be mounted in the ideal position. Compatibility with the majority of available mobile phones enables calls to be made from phonebook, previous calls and missed calls. incoming... read more

Created by MG15 on Jun 28, 2010


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