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Kenwood KDC-BT43U Car CD MP3 Stereo, Bluetooth USB Aux iPod iPhone Android Player
Kenwood KDC-BT43U Car CD MP3 Stereo, Bluetooth USB Aux iPod iPhone Android Player

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Car CD MP3 Stereo, Bluetooth USB Aux iPod iPhone Android Player

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2013 Model
2013 Model
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Kenwood KDC-BT43U Car Stereo

The Kenwood KDC-BT43U is the first in our range of Bluetooth hands-free car stereos to provide iPod/iPhone direct control and USB features.

This hands-free car stereo includes easy pair feature for your iPhone 4/4S/5, and  once connected to the USB Bluetooth pairing is automatic. You can also use the Siri function on your iPhone 4S/5 remotely too. You can connect other USB music storage devices can also be connected such as a portable hard-drive, USB memory stick and more.  An impressive 13-character maskes the display easy to read even on the sunniest day. A high power 4x50watt built-in power amplifier will provide you with great sound quality from any source.

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Key Features

  • Bluetooth built-in(handsfree & audioprofile)
  • 13 digits display
  • MP3, WMA & AAC playback
  • Front USB & AUX terminals
  • iPod/Iphone direct control with optional lead
  • 1 RCA preout
  • Built-in Low-pass Filter

Kenwood KDC-BT43U General Features

  • DIN Size 1 DIN
  • Detachable Faceplate
  • Protection Case For Faceplate, Softcase
  • Faceplate Mechanism Full Detachable Faceplate
  • Key Illumination Red
  • Rotary Encoder & Control Knob
  • Accent key, Telephone
  • Attenuator with Smooth Volume Return
  • Touch Sensor Tone
  • Digital Clock (24H)
  • All-off Select (20/40/60 minutes)
  • Built-in Connector Molex 16 pin
  • Bluetooth unit built-in
  • USB interface x 1
  • Firmware upgreadable

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Display Features

  • Display Type Flourescent (FL) Tube Display
  • Display Layout 13 characters/digits
  • Dimmer Control 2 steps - Manual
  • Demo Mode
  • Russian text display

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Cosmetics Features

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

Kenwood KDC-BT43U 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
  • Tuner preset/recall key
  • Automatic Memory Entry (AME)
  • Up/Down Seek Tuning
  • Tuning mode (Auto1 / Auto2 / Manual)
  • FM Stereo / Mono Selector
  • Preset memory w/o back-up power

Kenwood KDC-BT43U CD Features

  • CD-R/RW Compatible
  • MP3, WMA & AAC playback
  • Compatible with Kenwood Music Editor Lite
  • CD Text with special Character Support, Russian
  • Supreme
  • D.A.C. processing 24 bit
  • 0 bit Mute

Kenwood KDC-BT43U USB Features

  • USB terminal, front
  • USB Type USB 1.1/USB 2.0 Full Speed
  • Kenwood Music Editor Lite Compatible
  • MP3, WMA & AAC playback
  • Direct search
  • Category search
  • Related search
  • Time code display
  • 1A current capability

Kenwood KDC-BT43U iPod Features

  • Made for iPod & iPhone *
  • USB Digital connection (1 wire) with optiona cable KCA-iP102
  • Music playback
  • Music library search
  • Alphabet search
  • Skip search
  • My playlist
  • Control by hand
  • App & iPod control mode
  • 2 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
  • Bluetooth Auto Paring for iPhone
  • Battery charge + power control
  • 1A current capability
  • * Always update to latest Apple firmware

Kenwood KDC-BT43U 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

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Bluetooth General Features

  • Telechip Module built-in
  • Hands free Profile (HPF)
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Headset Profile (HSP)
  • Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)
  • Max number of registed phones 5 phones
  • Phone numbers hold: up to 400 per registed cell-phone.
  • Voice recognition dialing
  • Object Push Profile (OPP)
  • Synchronization Profile (SYNC)
  • 2Way bluetooth key
  • Easy pairing function
  • Easy pairing with iPhone
  • Works with iPhone Siri
  • Phone device status display
  • Signal strength display
  • Remaining battery display
  • Compatibility check mode
  • High-quality noise canceling microphone
  • Bluetooth firmware upgradeable
  • * depends on phone model/make

Kenwood KDC-BT43U 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 Frequency Response 30Hz ~ 15kHz (± 3dB)
  • FM Signal to noise ratio (Mono) 63dB
  • FM Stereo Separation (1kHz) 40dB
  • MW Frequency Range 531kHz ~ 1611kHz (9kHz step)
  • MW Frequency step 9kHz
  • MW Usable Sensitivity 36µV
  • LW Frequency Range 153kHz ~ 279kHz (9kHz step)
  • LW Usable Sensitivity 57µV

Kenwood KDC-BT43U CD Specifications

  • Laser Diode GaAIAs
  • Digital Filter(D/A) 8 Times Over Sampling
  • Digital/Analogue Converter 24 Bit
  • Spindle Speed 500 ~ 200rpm (CLV: 8 times)
  • Wow & Flutter below measurable limit
  • Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 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
  • WMA Decoder Compliant with Windows Media Audio
  • AAC Decoder AAC-LC".m4a" Files

Kenwood KDC-BT43U USB Specifications

  • USB Version compatibility USB 1.1/2.0 full speed
  • File System FAT 16/32
  • Maximum Supply current 1000mA
  • 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

Kenwood KDC-BT43U 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 10kOhm
  • Bass Tone Control 100Hz ±8dB
  • Middle Tone Control 1kHz ±8dB
  • Treble Tone Control 12.5kHz ±8dB

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Bluetooth Specifications

  • Technology bluetooth 2.0 certified
  • Frequency 2.402 - 2.48 GHz
  • Output power +4dBm(max), 0dBm (AVE) power class 2
  • Maximum range Line of sight approx. 10 meter
  • Handsfree profile (HFP)
  • Serial port profile (SPP)
  • Headset profile (HSP)
  • Object push profile (OPP)
  • Phonebook access profile (PBAP)
  • Synchronization profile (SYNC)

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Accessories

  • Release keys 2 pieces
  • Escutcheon
  • Installation Sleeve
  • DC cord (Molex to ISO) 30 cm
  • Handsfree Microphone with 300 cm cable

Kenwood KDC-BT43U General Specifications

  • Operating voltage 14.4V (11 ~ 18V Allowable)
  • Maximum Current Consumption 10A
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 182 x 53 x 160mm
  • Weight 1300gr
  • Instruction Manuals ENG/FRE/GER/DUT/ITA/SPA/POR/RUS/UKR

Kenwood KDC-BT43U

Kenwood KDC-BT43U Compatibility Chart

Car Model Year Radio Description Notes
 All Vehicles     1.

1. Refer to the installation section for fitting instructions.

If you are unsure about the suitability of this product please contact us via the ask a question link at the top of this page or telephone us and we will gladly assist you.

Installation Leads To complete the installation of an aftermarket headunit (eg. Kenwood, Parrot ASTEROID, Alpine, Pioneer, Sony, JVC etc.) you will usually require additional fitting accessories. You may require a facia adapter - single DIN or double DIN, aerial adaptor, ISO stereo adapter or a stalk/steering wheel adaptor if you want to integrate your steering wheel buttons. You can substitute the ISO stereo adapter lead for a steering wheel adapter, if one is available for your vehicle. If you purchase our Connects2 steering wheel adapter you don't need to purchase an ISO stereo adapter lead as well. Refer to our car stereo fitting accessory section to purchase your car specific accesories. We stock the full range of stereo fitting parts, just ask if you need help.



If you have any questions please contact us via the ask a question link at the top of this page and we will gladly assist you. Below is a quick explanation of different fitting accessories that you may require to install your aftermarket Kenwood stereo.

  ISO Harness Steering Wheel Adaptor Facia plate Aerial Adaptor
  Stereo ISO adaptor harness allow connection to aftermarket stereo head units. Can ue steering wheel adapter instead.  Steering wheel adapter allows you to retain use of your steering wheel buttons. Avoids having to reach for car stereo controls in the dash. Facia adaptors convert the aperture to DIN size used by aftermarket stereo head units Aerial adaptor is often required to connect vehicles exisiting aerial to new aftermarket stereo
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