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 Kenwood KDC-455UW

Kenwood KDC-455UW CDR MP3 Front AUX & iPod Direct USB

£74.96 Save £115.03 (61%)  was:£189.99
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Kenwood KDC-4554U CD/USB iPod media reciever Direct ipod USB control
Kenwood KDC-4554U

Key Features

CDR MP3 Front AUX & iPod Direct USB - Kenwood KDC-455UW

Made for iPod MP3 WMA CD USB Aux input Face Off
Kenwood KDD-455UW CDR / Mp3 front AUX & iPod direct USB

Kenwood’s entry level iPod/iPhone CD-receiver. A front USB allows easy connection of iPod/USB devices which are then displayed and controlled via the Kenwood system. Power output is a hefty 50W per channel to bring your music storage to life in your car.

Kenwood KDD-455UW CDR / Mp3 front AUX & iPod direct USB Key Features:
  • MP3, WMA, AAC playback
  • Illuminated front AUX & USB terminal with slide protection cover
  • iPod/iPhone direct control terminals
  • Orignial steeringwheel remote controle interface terminal
  • RDS with radio text
  • Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor lite
General Features:
  • DIN Size - 1 DIN
  • Detachable Faceplate -Yes
  • Protection Case For Faceplate - Yes, soft case
  • Faceplate Mechanism - Full Detachable Faceplate
  • Key Illumination- White
  • Rotary Encoder & Control Knob - Yes
  • Music Search function - Yes
  • Accent key -Yes, (iPod key)
  • Digital Clock (24H) -Yes
  • All-off Select (20/40/60 minutes) - Yes
  • Built-in Connector Molex - 16 pin
  • ISO connector - Yes
  • USB interface x 1 - Yes, Front

Display Features:

  • Display Type - Fluorescent (FL) Tube Display
  • Display Layout - 14 segments x 13 Characters
  • Display Illumination - Flouricent (FL)
  • Dimmer Control 2 steps - Manual
  • Demo Mode - Yes
  • Special Character Display - Russian Characters

Cosmetics features:

  • Front/edge - Black Injection
  • Dress plate -Dark Silver
  • Volume & operation knob or wheel -Chrome Plated
  • Preset key finish - Piano Black
  • Escutcheon finish - Black Injection
  • Triangle Illumination - Red
  • Volume & operation knob illumination - White
  • Key illumination -White

Tuner Features:

  • Radio Data System -Yes
  • Radio Text -Yes
  • Program Type Function (PTY) - Yes
  • Enhanced Other Networks Function (EON) -Yes
  • PACS - clean reception tuner -Yes
  • FM Reception -Yes
  • AM (MW/LW) Reception - Yes
  • Presets - 24 Presets (18FM / 3LW / 3MW)
  • Mixed preset memory (FM & AM) - 6 presets
  • 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
  • Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor Lite -Yes
  • CD Text Support -Yes
  • CD Text with special Character Support -Yes, Russian
  • Supreme - Yes
  • D.A.C. processing - 24 bit
  • 0 bit Mute -Yes

USB Features:

  • USB terminal - Yes, Front
  • USB Type - USB1.1 / USB 2.0
  • Kenwood Music Editor Lite - Yes, (download from site)
  • MP3 playback with ID3 Tag Display - Yes
  • WMA (Windows Media File) playback - Yes
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) playback - Yes
  • Repeat/Scan/Random search - Yes

iPod Features:

  • Made for iPod & iPhone - Yes
  • USB Digital connection (1 wire) with optional cable KCA-iP101
  • Music playback -Yes
  • Alphabet search -Yes
  • Skip search - Yes
  • Related search -Yes
  • My playlist -Yes
  • Control by hand -Yes
  • Reverse browsing - Yes
  • Works with iPod Classic * 80G & 120G
  • Works with iPod Video * 5th/6th generation
  • Works with iPod Touch * 1st/2nd generation
  • Works with iPod Nano * 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Gen
  • Works with iPhone - Yes
  • Battery charge + power control Yes
  • 1A current capability Yes
    * Always update to latest Apple firmware

Audio Features:

  • Maximum Output Power -50W x 4
  • MOSFET Power IC -Yes
  • Auxiliary input - Yes, front
  • Auxiliary Type - Mini-jack
  • Pre-out - 1 RCA
  • Pre-out Output - Level 2V
  • Preout Rear / Subwoofer Switchable - Yes
  • Subwoofer Reference Level Adj. - Yes
  • Source Tone Control & Memory - Bass / Mid / Treble
  • Balance/Fader Control - Yes
  • System Q_EX (Preset & Manual Sound Control) - Yes
  • Bass Boost Circuit - Yes
  • Low-pass Filter -Yes


  • iPod Digital Connection (1 Wire) -Yes
  • USB interface - Yes
  • OEM Wired Remote Control -Yes
  • 2-way (Tel/Navi) mute wire - Yes

Tuner Specifications:

  • FM Frequency range - (50kHz step) 87.5MHz ~ 108MHz
  • FM Usable Sensitivity - 1μV/75ohm (S/N 26dB)
  • FM Quieting Sensitivity - 2.5μV/75ohm (S/N 46dB)
  • FM Signal to noise ratio (Mono) - 63dB
  • FM Stereo Separation - (1kHz) 40dB
  • MW Frequency Range - 531kHz ~ 1611kHz
  • MW Frequency step - 9kHz
  • MW Usable Sensitivity - 36μV (S/N 20dB)
  • LW Frequency Range - 153kHz ~ 279kHz
  • LW Usable Sensitivity - 57μV (S/N 20dB)

Audio Specifications:

  • Maximum Power - 50W x 4
  • Output Power - (DIN45324,+B=14.4v) 30W x 4
  • Preout Level - 2000mV / 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

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Customer reviews

my orion
dane on 09/06/2012 5 star rating

ipod control from a brand as good as kenwood at this price. i'll have some of that. cool looks packed with functions and features brining my old 1989 ford orion up to date.

Amazing Stereo!!
Claire Ashton-Briggs on 13/01/2012 5 star rating

I love this stereo, its so good, the sound is amazing and its really easy to use. thank you car audio centre!

* absolute bargain *
chris (nottingham fitter) on 29/11/2011 5 star rating

for all those people who dont want to spend hundreds of pounds on a stereo for you car, but also want good value for your pounds then this is a great unit for you!! offering cd and mp3 playback also with a front usb that will control and charge even the latest iphones and ipod's, it also has a very smooth look with a full black face and white back lights it will suit most cars without looking out of place. this christmas there are going to be many bargains on offer and i think that this is one of the best for the money! visit our stores to get the best deals this christmas!!!

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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.

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