Display & Tuner Features
USB Port: The Kenwood KMM-108U features a front panel USB
(type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover. The USB port enables
connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices; such
as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives.
The unit supports playback of MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files
stored on a compatible USB memory device formatted with FAT file system. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be
charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition
switch is set to ACC or On.
|Media Type ||Description|
|Playable File Types|| MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz|
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1
FLAC: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||999 folders/20,480
(999 files per folder)|
(ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA, WAV, and Flac tags|
Note: When a mass-storage class (MSC) compatible
smartphone is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Drive
Change features lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such
as an SD card) for stored music playback. The Drive Change feature also 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.
Music Control for Android Smartphone: The Kenwood Music
Control app for Android organizes your Android smartphone's music, while
providing quick and easy search capability from the Kenwood digital media
receiver. The free
Kenwood Music Control App for Android can be downloaded onto your Android
smartphone from the Google Play App Store. Your Android smartphone must be
running Android OS Froyo or Gingerbread (2.2+). Once the app is downloaded and
has a chance to organize all the stored music on your Android smartphone, you
can connect your Android smartphone to the Kenwood digital media receiver via
USB (your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage
class device; not compatible with MTP protocol). The Kenwood Music
Control app offers the following Android supported functions.
- Song Management: Music stored in your Android
smartphone can be navigated from the Kenwood digital media receiver. Songs can be
easily selected by searching for a Song title, Artist name, Album label, or
- Song Information Display: Song information such as
Artist name, Song title, and Album label are displayed on the connected
Kenwood digital media receiver.
- Mood Playlist: Playlists can be created by classifying
songs into categories by type of mood. Songs are analyzed and classified
into the following categories of moods - High Energy (Active/Powerful/Core),
Acoustic (Detailed/Simple/Smooth/Easy), Standard (Dynamic/Rockin/Vivid),
- Intro Skip: This function allows you to choose and
listen to only the hook-lines of songs stored in your Android smartphone.
Note: When the Kenwood Music Control app is first
downloaded it will require some time to populate all the music, so we
suggest doing this overnight.
Music Editor Compatible: The Kenwood KMM-108U supports the
PC application, Kenwood Music Editor Lite
Music Editor Lit (v1.1.0). Kenwood Music Editor Lite is a Windows-based
desktop software that helps organize, manage and transfer MP3/WMA music files to
your USB thumbdrive from your PC. When you playback audio files that have been
stored on your USB thumbdrive using Kenwood Music Editor Lite through this unit,
you can search a file by title, album, or artist name using the head unit's
Music Search function. The Kenwood Music Editor Light (v1.1.0) Windows-based
software can be downloaded for free from Kenwood's website to your PC. The
Kenwood Music Editor Light is compatible with the following Windows Microsoft
- Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
- Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
- Windows 8
Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or
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-108U allows you to select the source type displayed when using
the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.
The unit has three aux input modes.
iPod Direct Connection: The Kenwood KMM-108U's front-panel
USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or
Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The KMM-108U supports audio
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible
- 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-108U.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that
came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-108U.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone 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).
iPod 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, podcasts, audiobooks, and music
apps on your iPod or iPhone. The KMM-108U provides music control and song/artist
- Music Control: The Kenwood head unit allows you to
navigate your iPod's music by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer,
Song, or Podcast. You can search these categories alphabetically (A-Z) or
using a percentage search (0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10%). The head unit also supports
Repeat (file) & Random (folder) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple
device's touchscreen. Older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during
- Song/Artist Info: The KMM-108U will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.
Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone): The Kenwood KMM-108U
allows you to access
Pandora and iHeartRadio
online music services through your USB-connected iPhone. Your Apple iPhone must
be connected to the KMM-108U via the Kenwood
KCA-iP102 cable (sold separately), or the cable supplied with your iPhone.
Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the
Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Pandora App: The
Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service
through the Kenwood KMM-108U using your connected Apple iPhone, via the
Kenwood KCA-iP102 USB/iPod connector cable (sold separately), or the cable
supplied with your iPhone. The Kenwood KMM-108U 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 (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs
or artists playing. You can save up to five Pandora stations as presets. You
can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs
up or thumbs down. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS
5.0+) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes
App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection
to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music
- iHeartRadio Link: The free
iHeartRadio Link app for Kenwood from lets you play music from the
iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood KMM-108U using your
USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+). 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-108U 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 (A-Z). You can even store your favorite
stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active
iHeartRadio account is required.
Note: Access to the Pandora and iHeartRadio services will
depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KMM-108U is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/30/2014):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Pandora/iHeart Radio||Artist/Song Text||Track Info |
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
16 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KMM-108U utilizes a 16-bit
digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KMM-108U 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-108U 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
Selectable 2.5V Preamp Output: The KMM-108U
features a 2.5-volt stereo preamp output that you can be adjusted from a full-range rear speaker
output to a low-pass subwoofer preamp output.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood KMM-108U offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the
unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.
- Low Pass Filter: The receiver
features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the
output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 85 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, or off.
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is
activated, you can independently control the
subwoofer preamp output level (-15 to +15) from the digital media receiver.
Speaker Settings: The Speaker
Setting function tailors the head unit's audio settings according to the
type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of 'SP-Off'
(flat/off), 'SP-OEM' (for OEM factory speaker systems), 'SP-6x9/6' (for systems with 6"
and 6"x9" speakers), or 'SP-5/4' (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing
you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset
has its own level settings for bass, midrange, and treble . You can choose from
the following preset EQ curves; Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive
EQ, or User. The Drive EQ mode is an EQ preset that helps reduce road noise. The
User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's Bass (200Hz) , Midrange
(2.5kHz), and Treble (12.5kHz) level from +/- 8dB.
Note: You can store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (AM/FM, Aux, USB,
iPod, and Pandora/iHeartRadio).
Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound
enhancements for your car audio system.
- Bass Boost: The Kenwood receiver features a Bass Boost
control that can be set to the following levels (BB1, BB2, BB3, or Off).
- Loudness: This function enhances low and high
frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels
(LV1, LV2, or Off).
- Sound Reconstruction: When MP3 or WMA 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.
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 -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Display & Tuner Features
The Kenwood KMM-108U features detachable face plate to deter theft. There is no protective face case included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied
for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Single-Line LCD: The Kenwood head unit features a
single-line, 13-segment, backlit LCD with white text and black
background, plus red
- 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).
- Display Illumination/Clock
Display: With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position,
the head unit continues to display the clock and button illumination during
Standby mode. Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off
- Brightness & Dimmer: You can dim the LCD and button
illumination to better suit the time of day. You can adjust the maximum
brightness of the LCD and button illumination from 0-31. The Kenwood logo does not dim.
Note: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within
AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood KMM-108U features a built-in
AM/FM tuner. 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 Tune, or Direct Access (via remote). The KMM-108U's
tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The
Kenwood KMM-108U 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.
Note: 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.
Wireless Remote Control: The KMM-108U comes with an IR
remote control (RC-406) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will
control Audio, USB, iPod, 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.