Android & iPhone Integration
Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR/3.0) allowing you to make and receive phone
calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from
your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth
wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Kenwood KMM-BT315U. Visit
Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (via USB): With
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to
the Kenwood KMM-BT315U without having to enter pin codes or go through
complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android
smartphone (running Kenwood Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the
Kenwood head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's
display. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the
receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You
can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Kenwood head unit, with a
maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio device connected at one
time, making it easier to switch between devices.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
controls of the KMM-BT315U can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming
call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring
adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while
listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation,
you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone)
and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone
number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's
front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the
incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KMM-BT315U also
supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call
while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone
must also support this feature.
- Dialing a Number: Using the KMM-BT315U, you can dial a
phone number in one of the following ways:
- Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone
number up to 32 digits from the head unit's control knob or remote
- Preset Dial: Allows you to register up to 6 phone
numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the
head unit's front-panel controls.
- Phone Book: You can download phone book data from
your mobile phone to the KMM-BT315U. You can then dial a contact within
the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Contacts are
categorized as Home, Office, Mobile, Other, or General.
- Call History: The Call History is a list of calls
that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can
dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into
the included microphone.
External Mic: The external wired microphone offers improved
audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over
noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, noise
cancellation, and echo cancellation of the microphone without affecting the
other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated
by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the
rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting
bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ aptX): The Kenwood KMM-BT315U
supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information
display and support for aptX lossless music streaming.
- Stored Music & Music Apps: You are able to stream your
stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music
apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Kenwood KMM-BT315U for playback.
- AAC & aptX Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KMM-BT315U offers support for AAC
and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple &
Android devices. By supporting AAC, the KMM-BT315U offers better audio
performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with
lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones,
like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
- Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback
functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KMM-BT315U lets you
browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4+
- Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also
display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist
name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so
you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an
iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood KMM-BT315U has the ability
to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply
press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the
included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through
your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music
search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be
done through the KMM-BT315U and its microphone. You even can ask Siri to get directions to a destination
and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's
speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri.
The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free
calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood KMM-BT315U; visual data
will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Android & iPhone Integration Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity:
KMM-BT315U's front-panel USB port lets you connect select Android smartphones
that support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood does not guarantee operation
with all Android devices. Click
for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two
Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to
and how you want to control it.
- Hand Mode: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U supports Android Open
Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS
4.1+) to the KMM-BT315U's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music
and music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood head unit.
You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and
Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from
your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not
display song/artist information; only "Hand Mode" will show up on display.
You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's
touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and
applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to
music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your
smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until
you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
- Kenwood Music Play: Downloading the
Kenwood Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone with AOA
2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android
device through the Kenwood digital media receiver connected via USB, but it also lets
you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's
front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist,
Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. You can also control Play/Pause and
Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will
display song/artist information. You can exit the Kenwood Music Play app to
access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while
your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you
make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music
in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and
then start back up again.
iPhone Direct Connection: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U's
front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin
dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The KMM-BT315U supports audio
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use Kenwood's Lightning
connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-BT315U.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone
with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Kenwood's dock connector-to-USB
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-BT315U.
iPhone Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB connection
allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to
the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit
D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The Kenwood
head unit supports audio playback of stored music, music apps, and podcasts on
your iPod or iPhone. The KMM-BT315U provides music control and song/artist
information display. You can choose between two operating modes.
- Head Unit Mode + Song/Artist Info: From the head unit's
front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist,
Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or
Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically; you can even skip
through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). The
KMM-BT315U also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback
functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able
to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next
Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your iPhone.
During Head Unit Mode, the KMM-BT315U will display your iPod/iPhone's music
file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name,
Song title, and Album title. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to
continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to
access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during
- iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control
your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or
touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like
Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced
navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed
in this mode. The unit will simply display "App & iPod Mode".
Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides
1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android
smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On'
position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will
not recognize it).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 1/4/2016):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Specific Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Pandora || iHeart Radio || Artist/Song Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6+/6/6S/6S+ || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th/6th || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3/4 || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Internet Radio Apps: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U allows you to
access Pandora and
iHeartRadio online music
services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android y
smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KMM-BT315U via the
KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately), Kenwood
KCA-iP102 cable (sold separately), or the cable supplied with your iPhone.
Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be
paired with the Kenwood KMM-BT315U. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need
an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE
(4G), or WiFi.
- Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from
Apple's App Store or
Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through
the Kenwood KMM-BT315U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or
Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. The Kenwood KMM-BT315U provides control
over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song
information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort
them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the
current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a
station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as
bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
- iHeartRadio Link: The free iHeartRadio Link app for
Kenwood (either from
Apple's App Store or
Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service
through the Kenwood KMM-BT315U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS
5.0+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). The iHeartRadio music
service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from
coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The
KMM-BT315U will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as
display station identification and song/artist information. From the head
unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the
following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local
selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area.
The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop,
country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for
you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be
searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My
Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is
Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend
on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not
supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U is SiriusXM-Ready and
compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300
sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM
programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out
the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages
Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel List w/ Category Search: The Channel list
displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list
channels in specific categories.
- Song/Artist Info: Displayed Information such as
Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's
- SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite
Radio station presets can be saved. These 18 SiriusXM presets are
automatically identified as SmartFavorites for advanced features such as
TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
- TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to rewind
and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports, or
music content on any of your SmartFavorite Presets. TuneScan gives you a
short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart
Favorite Preset music channels or currently tuned music channel.
- Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable
content for children can be blocked. When enabled, The Parental Control
feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U features a built-in
AM/FM tuner with RDS. You can choose one of four tuning methods: Auto 1 (seek
tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations
only with each button press), Manual, or Direct (via remote).
- Presets: The KMM-BT315U's tuner features 3 FM banks (1,
2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. Not only does the digital media receiver's
tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have
the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks
automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling. The Kenwood
KMM-BT315U offers two preset modes.
- Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank
giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
- Mix: A total of 6 preset stations can be assigned
to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets
you recall a preset station without switching between bands.
- RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
USB Mass Storage Devices: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U features a
front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB
port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices like USB
thumbdrives, USB hubs, and USB card readers; as well as select Android
smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only). You can insert a compatible USB MSC
device into the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist
display of a variety of music files.
- Music Drive: The Music Drive feature lets you switch
between multiple memory cards (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or
multiple USB thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub. When a mass
storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone (like Android with Froyo/Gingerbread
OS) is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive
features lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as an
SD card) for stored music playback.
- USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB
will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A),
and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U supports the
following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV files loaded onto a USB thumbdrive or
other USB mass storage class devices.
| Media Type || USB |
| File System ||FAT
| Playable File Types || MP3:
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of
WAV: bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
FLAC: bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||999 folders/20,480
files (999 files per folder) |
| Tags ||ID3 tag (version
1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag, FLAC tag |
Playback & Search Functions: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U offers a
variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music
on a USB memory device.
- Music Search: The Kenwood digital media receiver
features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and
select your MP3/WMA/AAC music folders and files on a USB memory device with
Kenwood's Music Editor Lite software, using the head unit's rotary knob.
- Direct Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control
(RC-406) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track
number for USB.
- Repeat & Random: You can repeat the playback of a music
file or folder on a USB device. You can also randomly play back all files
within in a folder of a USB device.
- Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or
switched to the tuner mode while a USB is playing, the next time USB is
selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left
Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm
minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio
source, such as a portable MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to
function. The KMM-BT315U allows you to select the source type displayed when
using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video,
16 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U utilizes a
16-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U is equipped with a
MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET
amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased
power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More
power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the
KMM-BT315U are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
6Ch/2.5V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The KMM-BT315U is fitted
with front, rear and subwoofer 2.5-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker
preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is
non-fading and features independent level control (-50 to +10).
Speaker Size: You can select which size speakers are in your
vehicle - Tweeter (Small, Medium, Large, or None), Front & Rear (3.5", 4",
4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None), and Sub
(6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None).
High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: You are able to select
independent high pass crossovers for your tweeters, front speakers, and rear
speakers; as well as a low pass crossover for the head unit's sub output.
- Tweeter: Set high pass filter (HPF) for tweeters.
- Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz,
6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
- Gain: -8 to 0 dB
- Front & Rear: Independently set high pass filter (HPF)
for front & rear speakers.
- Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz,
90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
- Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
- Gain: -8 to 0 dB
- Sub: Set low pass filter (LPF) for the sub output.
- Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz,
90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
- Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
- Phase: Reverse (180°),
- Gain: -8 to 0 dB
Equalizer: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U offers 8 EQ Presets for
east adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, a Drive EQ mode to overcome
road noise, and a Stage EQ for better imaging. Separate EQ settings and EQ
presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to
- Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset
sound modes (Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User)
suitable for the music genre of your choice.
- 13-Band EQ: The User mode allows you to manually adjust
the head unit's 13-band EQ (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz,
1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency's gain level
can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB, while the Q-factor can be adjusted to
1.35, 1.5, or 2.0
- Drive EQ: The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music
over road noise. It boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to
hear due to road noise.
- Stage EQ: Stage EQ virtually lifts the sound up to
ear-level for better imaging inside your vehicle.
Audio Settings: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U offers a variety of
audio settings to further enhance your music listening experience.
- Sound Reconstruction: When MP3, WMA, AAC files encoded
at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound
Reconstruction function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality
is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized
for the compression format and the bit rate used. When Sound Reconstruction
is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
- Space Enhancer & Sound Realizer: The Spacer Enhancer
widens the soundstage inside your vehicle, while the Sound Realizer makes
your music sound more realistic.
- Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness
feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at
a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at
any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further
enhances the unit's bass output at extremely low frequencies.
- Volume Offset: The level of each source may be
independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when
switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -15
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U features a
front-panel that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. There is no
protective face case included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U features
variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 24
preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or
customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to
individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better
match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting is applied to both
the display and buttons. The Kenwood logo remains red.
Text Scroll: The KMM-BT315U will display song/artist
information text from Bluetooth, USB, iPod, and Android. You can set the text scrolling
feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles
across the screen.
Brightness & Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD from
0-31. You can also dim (on or off) the display. These setting only affect the
LCD and do not affect the button illumination.
12Hr/24Hr Clock: The head unit can be set to display a 12hr
or 24hr clock. The unit also displays the day (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, or
Sat). The clock is only displayed when selected and does not
display simultaneously with song/artist or station information. The day & time
can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as
the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).
Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be
turned On or Off within the menu.
Wireless Remote Control: The KMM-BT315U comes with an IR remote
control (RC-406) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will
control Audio, USB, iPod, Android, Bluetooth, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single CR2025 3V
lithium-cell battery (supplied).
- Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a
numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks &
files (from USB), as well as AM/FM presets.
- Attenuator: The digital media receiver features an Attenuator
button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very
quickly with one touch of the button.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the
included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering
wheel remote controls when used with an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.