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Kenwood Car Audio KDC-DAB4557U DAB Radio CD/MP3/USB Receiver with Red Illumination

Save: £288.85 (72%)  rrp: £398.48
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Get Digital Radio in your car with the Kenwood KDC-DAB4557U stereo, this unit has all the standard features you would expect from a car stereo. If you are looking for a simple no no-nonsense head unit, the Kenwood is for you.

Save: £288.85 (72%)
rrp: £398.48
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Key Features

DAB Radio CD/MP3/USB Receiver with Red Illumination - Kenwood Car Audio KDC-DAB4557U

Made for iPod Works for iPhone MP3 AM / FM Radio DAB Digital Radio USB Aux input Stalk Control 1 Preout Face Off
The Kenwood KDC-DAB4557U car stereo CD receiver system now includes state-of-the-art DAB/DAB+. Using the latest digital chip set means for the first time listening to digital radio on the move is free of annoying breaks and distortion. Clever technology will even switch from DAB to FM (and back again) if there is a local signal problem.
Apple iPod/iPhone devices are catered for on the Kenwood KDC-DAB4557U via its front mounted full speed USB input. Charging of USB connected devices is helped by the high 1amp maximum output. Mobile MP3 players can also be connected to the Kenwood KDC-DAB4557U via an illuminated front audio input socket (AUX).

This unit requires an optional (not included) Kenwood DAB-A1 antenna for DAB reception. This is a discrete window film aerial avoiding the need to drill a hole in the vehicles body as previously required with less sensitive receivers.

Key Features
  • DAB tuner built-in
  • Red colour Illumination
  • Front USB & AUX terminals
  • Made for iPod & iPhone
  • RDS tuner with Radio Text Plus decoder
  • 1 RCA Preout
  • Bass Boost circuit
  • Built-in low-pass filter
Tuner Features
  • Radio Data System 
  • Radio Text Plus 
  • Program Type Function (PTY) 
  • Enhanced Other Networks Function (EON) 
  • ATomIC tuner 
  • Traffic Information 
  • FM Reception 
  • AM (MW/LW) Reception
  • Presets 24 Presets (18FM / 3LW / 3MW)
  • Mixed preset memory (FM & AM) 6 presets
  • Automatic Memory Entry (AME) 
  • Up/Down Seek Tuning 
  • Tuning mode (Auto1 / Auto2 / Manual) 
  • FM Stereo / Mono Selector 
  • Preset memory w/o back-up power 
DAB Tuner Features
  • DAB tuner built-in 
  • Intelligent seek 
  • Ensemble seek 
  • Tuning mode / Seek mode Auto1/Auto2/Manual
  • Auto service memory (AME) 
  • Service list by alphabet order 
  • Audio interrupt standby by PTY 
  • Audio interrupt standby by announcement 
  • DAB-RDS integrated TI 
  • DAB-AF (Alternative frequency) 
  • DAB priority 
  • DAB-DAB/DAB-FM auto switch 
  • DLS (Dynamic Label) 
  • DCR (Dynamic Range Control) 
  • DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) support 
  • PTY (Programme Type) search 
  • PTY (Programme Type) watch 
  • TMC (Traffic Message Channel) support 
  • Antenna power supply on/off switch 
CD Features
  • CD-R/RW Compatible 
  • MP3, WMA & AAC playback 
  • Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor Lite 
  • CD Text with special Character Support, Russian
  • D.A.C. processing 24 bit
  • 0 bit Mute 
USB Features
  • USB terminal , Front
  • USB Type USB 1.1/USB 2.0 Full Speed
  • Kenwood Music Editor Lite Compatible 
  • MP3, WMA & AAC playback 
  • Repeat/Scan/Random search 
  • Category search 
  • Time code display 
  • 1A current capability 
iPod Features
  • Made for iPod & iPhone
  • USB Digital connection (1 wire) with optional cable KCA-iP102
  • Control by hand 
  • App & iPod control mode 
  • High speed search 
  • Reverse browsing 
  • Works with iPod Classic * 80G, 120G & 160G
  • Works with iPod Video * 5th/6th generation
  • Works with iPod Touch * 1st/2nd/3rd and 4th generation
  • Works with iPod Nano * 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen
  • Works with iPhone * 3G/3GS/4/4S
  • Battery charge + power control 
* Always update to latest Apple firmware 

Audio Features
  • Maximum Output Power 50W x 4
  • MOSFET Power IC 
  • Auxiliary input Front Mini-jack
  • Pre-out 1 RCA
  • Pre-out Output Level 2.5V
  • Preout Rear / Subwoofer Switchable 
  • Subwoofer Reference Level Adj. 
  • Source Tone Control & Memory Bass / Mid / Treble
  • Balance/Fader/Loudness Control 
  • Att.(-20dB) with smooth Volume Return 
  • Preset EQ 
  • Bass Boost Circuit 
  • Low-pass Filter 
General Features 
  • Detachable Faceplate
  • Faceplate Mechanism Full Detachable Faceplate
  • Key Illumination Red
  • Rotary Encoder & Control Knob 
  • Accent key, DAB
  • Attenuator with Smooth Volume Return 
  • Touch Sensor Tone 
  • Digital Clock (24H) 
  • ISO connector 
  • USB interface x 1 
  • Firmware upgreadable   

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Questions/Answers About This Product
  • Question: 26 January 2015
    Car: Ford KA - 1997>

    will this unit work with iphone 6?

    hi there here at car audio centre Nottingham we advise you that this unit will work fine with iphone 6 for music reading and display.

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 11 September 2014
    Car: BMW 3 Series (E46) - 1999-2005 (E46)

    can you advise me what dab aerial i would ned with this stereo please Kenwood KDC-DAB4557U DAB Radio CD/MP3/USB)

    many thanks



    Following DAB is required

    Glass mount DAB Antenna

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 06 April 2014
    Car: BMW Z4 (E85) - 2002-2008 (E85)

    Do you have a z4 stereo fascia in stock? Will this radio be compatible with BMW stalk control? Will the radio mute when I get an incoming call on a phone connected to the car's Bluetooth?

    hi there you will loose the cars Bluetooth feature if you change the radio. therfore that feature will not work
    if you purchase a bluetooth and dab unit in one i.e
    KDC-BT73DAB DAB Car stereo with built in DAB Tuner and Bluetooth USB/AUX Input

    you can use both bluetooth and dab and it will mute etc. the fascia is in stock
    BMW Z4 Facia Plate

    Found Useful? Yes 

Fitting Services

Need help with Installation?

Here at CarAudioCentre we offer a professional and reputable fitting service in all our stores. For all fitting enquiries and bookings please visit or call one of our nationwide stores. Our fitters can install your new car stereo, DAB radio, audio visual, speakers, subwoofers or amplifier. We can also help to connect your iPod or MP3 player to you existing audio unit and can offer the best advice on the right in-car entertainment for your vehicle, to further this more we also offer a total 100% custom installation service for demo and show vehicles. So if you have an idea come on in and run it past us, the possibilities are endless and we are never too busy for an enthusiastic chat about our favourite subject.

Please note:

"That our two year warranty on products is only applicable to purchases made directly from us and that have been fitted in one of our stores."

Our Stores:

542 546 Mansfield Road, Sherwood NG5 2FR
Tel: 0115 9624 986
743-745 Eastern Ave, Newbury Park, London, IG2 7RT
Tel: 0208 599 2368
835 Garratt Lane, Tooting, London, SW17 0PG
Tel: 0208 971 9181