United Kingdom


The CDE-136BT lets you enjoy radio with excellent digital sound quality via its built-in DAB, DAB+ and DMB tuners. It provides Service Search and automatic switching between DAB and RDS.


A compatible DAB Antenna is required.  E.g. KAE-220DA

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Product information

Built-in DAB, DAB+ and DMB Tuners

The CDE-136BT lets you enjoy radio with excellent digital sound quality via its built-in DAB, DAB+ and DMB tuners. It provides Service Search and automatic switching between DAB and RDS (depending on regional availability). It also has a DAB antenna power supply. A compatible DAB Antenna is required.  E.g. KAE-220DA

Built-in Parrot Bluetooth with BT Plus

Featuring Parrot Bluetooth capability, this CD Receiver gives you hands-free operation of your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with full phonebook access. BT Plus offers many new functions, such as received SMS text message alert, GSM signal strength indicator, automatic phonebook update, alphabetic phonebook search, 5 echo cancellation presets, ID3 tag display when streaming music (if supported by phone), battery charge indicator and several more

Made for iPhone® and iPod®

You can control your iPhone/iPod from the head unit, using Quick Search to find songs fast. Direct iPod Control Mode lets you use the iPhone/iPod interface for direct operation and for viewing information in your desired language. This comes especially handy when a passenger selects the music while you keep your eyes on the road. Connect your iPod® or iPhone® via the CDE-136BT’s rear USB port (requires KCU-442i or the original Apple USB cables that comes with your Apple product).

Hear Your Favourite Music Sources with Highest Fidelity

No matter what source you use for your favourite sounds:MP3, WMA or AAC, the CDE-136BT is built to handle it. And if you use more than one source, all the better! Naturally, because this is a top quality head unit, the music always sounds extremely clear and lifelike.

Quick Search

Here’s the best way to find your music fast. The rotary knob and Quick Search feature let you easily and quickly browse through your iPod music by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, podcast, audiobook or composer.

Expand your listening choices with USB and AUX Input

Expand your listening choices by plugging your USB mass storage devices into the rear USB port. There’s also a 3.5mm mini jack for MP3 players.

4 Illumination Colours Selectable

You can adjust the Head Unit’s button illumination colour to match your dash. The main button can be switched to green, blue, red or amber illumination, while the other buttons can be set to green or red illumination.

Works with Nokia

You can connect Nokia (Symbian™) phones via USB to play back the music stored on the phone. You can also control basic music playback functions such as play, pause and title skip and search for music by files and folders. The phone also charges while it is connected. Requires KCU-230NK connection cable.

Features & Specifications



  • Memory Presets: Preset Stations (FM:18 / MW:6 / LW:6)
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local / DX Selection


  • RDS Functions: AF, TA, TP, PTY, NEWS, RADIO TEXT

DAB Tuner

  • DAB Tuner Built-in
  • DAB+/DMB Supported
  • Service Preset: 18 Preset Memory (6 services for each band, DAB 1/2/3)
  • Auto Ensemble/Service Memory
  • RDS Fallback (where available)
  • Service Search Function
  • PTY Search Function
  • Antenna Power Supply Selection
  • A compatible DAB Antenna is required.  E.g. KAE-220DA


  • Built-in Parrot BLUETOOTH®
  • Hands Free Calling: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile) Compatible Phones
  • Streaming Music: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Compatible
  • Streaming Music Control: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.3 Compatible
  • BT Plus Advanced BLUETOOTH Technology
  • Connection: SSP (Simple Secure Pairing) Supported
  • Phone Book Synchronization
  • Phone Book Search: 3 Letters Alphabet Search
  • Speed Dial: 6 Preset Memory
  • Multiple Phone Number Registration: 5 Phone Numbers per entry
  • Phone Book Label Display: General, Mobile, Home, Office, Other
  • Voice Dial Operation
  • Auto Answer
  • Call Waiting
  • Call History Display: Dialled Call / Received Call / Missed Call
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: Possible for Outgoing and Incoming Volume
  • Hands-Free Phone Sound Setting: 5 Type Selection
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Short Message Indicator
  • Menu Language Selection: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
  • Firmware Updatable
  • Microphone: Microphone Included

Made for iPod® / iPhone®

  • Compatibility for iPod/iPhone: Made for iPod touch 4th/3rd /2nd/1st Gen., iPod nano 6th/5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod classic 160GB/120GB/80GB, iPod with video, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone
  • Connection: KCU-442i (Sold separately) Required
  • Available Selections: Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Podcast/Genre/Composer/Audiobook
  • Alphabet Search
  • Percentage Search
  • Direct iPod/iPhone Control
  • Direct Up/Down: Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/Composer
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Play: Song, Album, All
  • Repeat
  • Battery Charging

Works with Nokia

  • Works with supported Nokia (Symbian™) Phones: Mass Storage Mode
  • Connection Type: Micro USB Connection
  • Connection: KCU-230NK (Sold separately) Required
  • Muisc Playback: MP3/WMA/AAC Playback
  • File/Folder Name Search
  • Folder Up/Down
  • M.I.X. Random Play
  • Repeat
  • Battery Charging

Disc Player

  • Disc Type: CD Player
  • Disc Playback Type: CD, CD-R/RW
  • Music Playback: CDDA, MP3/WMA/AAC
  • M.I.X. Random Play: Track/File, All
  • Repeat
  • CD Text Display
  • CD Text Name Search
  • DAC: Multi Bit DAC
  • Zero data Mute: 0 Bit Mute
  • Digital Servo

USB Media Connection

  • USB Connection: Rear USB Connection
  • Music Playback: MP3/WMA/AAC Playback
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File/Folder Name Search
  • Folder Up/Down
  • M.I.X. Random Play
  • Repeat

Sound Tuning

  • Bass Engine™
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • Subwoofer Phase Select
  • Subwoofer System Select: Subwoofer Level Control Management
  • High Pass Filter
  • Low Pass Filter
  • Equalizer: Flat, Pops, Rock News, Jazz, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical, User Customize
  • 3-band Parametric Equalizer
  • Loudness Feature
  • Source Tone Memory
  • Power IC Management System


  • Power Output: 4 x 50 W High Power Amplifier
  • Display: 14 Segments White LCD Display
  • Control Type: Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Face Color: Black
  • Illumination Buttons: 4 Illumination Colour Selectable for Main Button (Blue/Green/Red/Amber), 2 Illumination Colour Selectable for Sub Buttons (Red/Green)
  • PreOut: 3 PreOuts (2V, Front/Rear/Subwoofer)
  • AUX-In: Front AUX Input (3.5mm mini jack)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • Remote Control Ready
  • DAB Antenna Connection
  • Display Language: Russian Display Capability (Tag Information)
  • Clock
  • Detachable DIN Trim Plate
  • Detachable Face Plate
  • Dimmer
  • Power Antenna Lead
  • Remote Turn-On


Max Power Output Ratings

  • Max Power Output: 4 x 50 W

FM Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 0.7 μV
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65 dB
  • Stereo Separation: 35 dB
  • Capture Ratio: 2 dB

MW Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 531 - 1,602 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 25.1 μV / 28 dB

LW Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 153 - 281 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 31.6 μV / 30 dB

DAB Tuner

  • Tuning Range Band III: 174.9 - 239.2 MHz
  • Tuning Range L-Band: 1,452.9 - 1,490.6 MHz
  • Sensitivity Band III: -98 dB
  • Sensitivity L-Band: -96 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 85 dB
  • Distortion: 0.1 %
  • Difference of Output Level: 0 dB

Disc Player

  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 20k Hz (±1 dB)
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008%
  • Wow & Flutter (%WRMS): B.M.L.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB


  • USB Requirements: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 1,000 mA
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • AAC Decoding: AAC-LC format “.m4a” file
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 20k Hz (±1 dB)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008%
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB


  • BLUETOOTH® Version : Bluetooh V 3.0
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power class 2)
  • HFP: HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HSP: HSP (Head Set Profile)
  • A2DP: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) V1.3

Sound Tuning

  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to +15
  • HighPassFilter: Off / 60 / 80 / 120 / 160 Hz (Selectable)
  • LowPassFilter: Off / 60 / 80 / 120 / 160 Hz (Selectable)
  • BassLevel Control Range: -14 to +14 dB
  • BassCenterFrequency: 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 Hz (Selectable)
  • Bass Bandwidth Adjustment (Q): 4 choices (0.5 =narrow, 1.0 =medium, 1.5 =medium, 2 =wide)
  • Mid Level Control Range: -14 to +14 dB
  • Mid Center Frequency: 500 / 1k / 1.5k / 2.5k Hz (Selectable)
  • Mid Bandwidth Adjustment (Q): 4 choices (0.75 =narrow, 1.0 =medium, 1.25 =medium, 1.5 =wide)
  • TrebleLevel Control Range: -14 to +14 dB
  • TrebleCenterFrequency: 7.5k / 10k / 12.5k / 15k Hz (Selectable)
  • Treble Bandwidth Adjustment (Q): 2 choices (0.75 =narrow, 1.25 =wide)


  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V.DC (11-16 V allowable)
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 2 V/10 k ohms
  • Operating Temperature (°C): -10 °C to +60 °C
  • Maximum Mounting Angle: 35° from Horizontal
  • Weight: 1.5 kg


  • Din Size: 1DIN
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 161 mm
  • Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 170 x 46 x 25 mm