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Kenwood DPX503U specs

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Key Features

Double DIN Size Fixed Faceplate
4 Line Mono Colour Full dot LCD Display
50W x 4, 2 RCA Pre-outs
System Q-Ex, System E's+, Digital Time aligment
MP3/WMA/AAC-Decoder, 24-Bit Digital Audio Converter
Front AUX/USB input with slide protection cover
1-Wire iPod USB-Direct control
Ready for Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile / Audio Profile
Variable Illumination + Emotional Illumination Effect
Remote control included

General Features

DIN Size 2 DIN
Faceplate Mechanism Non (Fixed)
Angle Adjustment No
Security Code Function Yes
Key Illumination Variable
Rotary Encoder & Control Knob Yes
Operation mode 4-Directions + Push + Rotary
Attenuator with Smooth Volume Return Yes
Touch Sensor Tone Yes
IR remote controller included RC-547
Digital Clock (24H) Yes
All-off Select (20/40/60 minutes) Yes
ISO connector Yes
Optional Bluetooth unit Yes, KCA-BT200

Display Features

Display Type LCD Display
Display Layout 4 line, Ful dot
Display Illumination Variable
Spectrum Analyzer Yes
Dimmer Control 2 steps - Automatic
Auto dimmer control function (on/off) Yes
Positive/negative switchable Yes
Display Off Mode Yes
Demo Mode Yes
Special Character Display No

Cosmetics features

Front/edge Black Injection
Dress plate Metalic Black
Volume & operation knob or wheel Chrome Plated
Preset key finish Black Injection
Escutcheon finish Black Injection
Triangle Illumination Red
Key illumination variable
Illumination Effect Yes

Tuner Features

RDS (PI, PS, AF, TI, Clock) Yes
Radio Text (RDS) 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
CD Text Support Yes
Supreme Yes
D.A.C. processing 24 bit (Burr Brown)
0 bit Mute Yes
Random Function (Track/Disc) Yes
Repeat Function (Track/Disc) Yes
Scan Function (Track/Disc) Yes

USB Features

USB terminal Yes, Front (built-in)
USB Type USB1.1 / USB 2.0
USB extension cable supplied no
MTP (PlaysForSure) Yes
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
USB Digital connection (1 wire) with optional KCA-iP101
Music playback Yes
Music library search Yes
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
Direct Access Yes
Disc Name Preset Play (DNPS) Yes
Bluetooth Handsfree Yes
Bluetooth Audio Streaming 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 1 RCA
Auxiliary input Yes, Front
Auxiliary Type Mini-jack
Pre-out 2 RCA
Pre-out Output Level 2.5V
Preout Rear / Subwoofer Switchable Yes
Subwoofer Reference Level Adj. Yes
Built-In Amplifier Cut-Off Yes
Dual-Zone Source & Volume Control Yes
Dual-Zone (FRONT / REAR Switchable) Yes
Source Tone Control & Memory Bass / Mid / Treble
Balance/Fader/Loudness Control Yes
Att.(-20dB) with smooth Volume Return Yes
System Q_EX (Preset & Manual Sound Control) Yes
Time Aligment Yes
System E's+ (Built-in HPF & LPF) Yes


External Media Control Bus (5L) Yes
iPod I/F Control (5L-Bus) Yes
Bluetooth Control (5L-Bus) Yes
PS Amplifier Control System (5L-Bus) PS Amplifiers ('02 - '06)
iPod Digital Connection (1 Wire) Yes
B.M.S.Control ('99-'03 Amps) Yes
Advanced B.M.S. Control ('02 Amps) Yes
OEM Wired Remote Control Yes
OEM Display Control Yes
Power Control (P.CON) wire Yes
External Amplifier Controle 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 0.008% (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

USB Specifications

USB Version compatibility 1.1 / 2.0
File System FAT 16/32
Maximum Supply current 500mA
MP3 Decode Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
WMA Decode Compliant with Windows Media Audio
AAC Decode AAC-LC ".m4a" Files

Audio Specifications

Maximum Power 50W x 4
Output Power (DIN45324,+B=14.4v) 30W x 4
Preout Level 2500mV / 10kOhm,
Preout Impedance ≤ 600Ohm
Speaker Impedance 4Ohm ~ 8Ohm
AUX Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 20kHz (±1dB)
AUX Maximum Input Voltage 1200mV
AUX Input Impedance 100kOhm
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 112 x 160mm
Weight 1600gr

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Description: Kenwood’s DPX503U makes full use of cars which have double-DIN size radios. A large 4-line display gives excellent information in conjunction with its front iPod Direct USB input. A front AUX input is also available for quick connection to portable music players and navigation units. This can be used with the Dual Zone feature to playback only to the rear speakers for example. For hands-free mobile phone use an optional KDC-BT300... read more

Created by MG15 on Jun 28, 2010


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