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CD-RECEIVER
KDC-X993
KDC-HD942U
KDC-X693
KDC-MP642U
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Take the time to read through this instruction manual.
Familiarity with installation and operation procedures will help you obtain the best
performance from your new CD-receiver.
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Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the
warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers
whenever you call upon your Kenwood dealer for information or service on the product.
Model KDC-X993/ KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U Serial number
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Summary of Contents

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    Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your Kenwood dealer for information or service on the product. Model KDC-X993/ KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U Serial number...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before use Basic Operation Hands-free phoning Function Control Display Settings Display Type Selection Text Display Selection Illumination Color Selection Auxiliary Input Display Setting Music disc/Audio file Operation Music Search Music Search for iPod Searching for Music by Initial All Random iPod Control by Hand Mode Direct Music Search Direct Disc Search...

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    • If you experience problems during installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. • When you purchase optional accessories, check with your Kenwood dealer to make sure that they work with your model and in your area. • Characters that conform to ISO 8859-1 can be displayed.

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    Basic Operation Release [AUD] Auxiliary [AUTO] input General functions Power/Source Select button: [SRC] Turns on the power. When the power is ON, select a source. SRC Select mode 1: Press the [SRC] button and then turn the Control knob or push it toward up or down. To determine the selected source, press the Control knob.

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    Favorite Control : Control knob You can recall the various registered functions by turning the Control knob. For example, you can recall and playback the playlist in iPod while listening to Tuner. Refer to <Favorite Control> (page 34). Tuner functions FM band: Control knob Switches between FM1, FM2, and FM3 each time pushing toward up.

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    Function Control Functions in the table below can be set up by using Function Control. Enter Function Control mode Press the [FNC] button. Select a Function group. Push the Control knob towards right or left. Pushing the Control knob towards left allows you to set the preference items (“MENU”, “SETUP”, or “SOUND”).

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    Source function item Function Setting “iPod BY HAND” “ON”/ “OFF”* “FILE SCAN” “ON”/ “OFF”* “FOLDER RDM” “ON”/ “OFF”* “ALL RANDOM” “ON”/ “OFF”* “FILE REPEAT” “ON”/ “OFF”* “FOLDER REP” “ON”/ “OFF”* “TRACK SCAN” “ON”/ “OFF”* “DISC RANDOM” “ON”/ “OFF”* “MAGAZINE RDM” “ON”/ “OFF”* “TRACK REPEAT”...

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    Function Control Category Item Setting “SP Select”* “Front”*/ “F-R”/ “F-L” “Call Beep”* “ON”*/ “OFF” “BT F/W Update”* — “Beep” “OFF”/ “ON”* “Clock Adjust” — “Date Adjust” — “Date Mode” 7 types “SYNC” “OFF”*/ “ON” “DSI” “OFF”/ “ON”* “Illumi DIM” “OFF”/ “AUTO”* / “MNAL1”...

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    Category Item Setting “SETUP” “Display “Type Select” “DISP TYPE Select” [A] – [D]” “Graphic Select” “Graphic 1 –2” “Side Select” 3 types “Text Select” — “Status” Appear/ Disappear “Color “All” “Variable Scan”* Select”** / “Color 1” – “Color 10”/ “Display” “User”...

  • Page 10

    Display Settings Display Type Selection Shown below are examples of display types. Display Display Type “TYPE [A]” Displays 4 to 5 lines of text. “TYPE [B]” Displays a line of text and video. “TYPE [C]” Displays a line of text and the spectrum analyzer. “TYPE [D]”...

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    In Audio file/ iPod source Information Title & Artist name Album & Artist name Folder name File name Play time Play time bar (iPod only)* Spectrum analyzer & Clock (“TYPE [A]/[B]”) or Clock (“TYPE [C]”) Date Blank * Can be displayed only on the bottom line of “TYPE [A]” text.

  • Page 12

    Display Settings Function of KDC-X993/ KDC-X693 Illumination Color Selection Selecting the Illumination Color of the panel. Enter Illumination color selection mode > Select “SETUP” “Color Select”. For how to select Function Control item, refer to <Function Control> (page 6). Select the place where you want to set the Illumination Color Place Display...

  • Page 13

    Music disc/Audio file Operation Function of Audio file/ Internal CD source Music Search Selecting the music you want to listen to from the device or media being played now. Enter Music Search mode Press the [ ] button. “SEARCH” is displayed. Displays the current Audio file name.

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    Music disc/Audio file Operation Function of iPod Searching for Music by Initial You can select an alphabetic character from the list in the browse item (artist, album, etc.) selected now. Enter Music Search mode Press the [ ] button. Start the alphabet search Push the Control knob towards down.

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    Function of remote control Direct Music Search Searchs the music by entering the track number. Enter the music number Press the number buttons on the remote control. Search the music Press the [4] or [¢] button. Cancelling Direct Music Search Press the [38] button.

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    Function of KDC-X993/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U Tuner Operation Auto Memory Entry Putting stations with good reception in the memory automatically. Enter Auto Memory Entry mode Select “AUTO MEMORY”. For how to select Function Control items, refer to <Function Control> (page 6). Open Auto Memory Entry Turn the Control knob to select “YES”, and then press the Control knob.

  • Page 17

    Function of KDC-X993/ KDC-X693 PTY (Program Type) Selecting the Program Type below and searching for a station; Program Type Display Program Type Display Speech “Speech” Jazz Music “Music” Classical News “News” R & B Information “Inform” Soft R & B Sports “Sports”...

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    Function of KDC-HD942U KDC-X993/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U with KTC-HR300 (Optional Accessory) HD Radio tuner control Auto Memory Entry Putting stations with good reception in the memory automatically. Enter Auto Memory Entry mode Select “AUTO MEMORY”. For how to select Function Control items, refer to <Function Control>...

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    Function of remote control Direct Access Tuning Entering the frequency and tuning. Enter Direct Access Tuning mode Press the [DIRECT] button on the remote control. “– – – –” is displayed. Select Tuning item Press the [DIRECT] button on the remote control.

  • Page 20: Kdc-x993/ Kdc-hd942u/ Kdc-x693/ Kdc-mp642u

    Function of KDC-X993 KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U with KCA-BT200 (Optional Accessory) Operation of hands-free phoning Before Use • For details on the Bluetooth cell-phone with the hands-free function, see <About the Cell-Phone> (page 46). • You need to register your cell-phone before using it with this unit.

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    Making a call Enter dialing method mode KDC-X993: Press the [ ] button. KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U: Press the [ ] button for at least 1 second. Select a dialing method Press the Control knob. “DIAL” » “INITIAL” » “PHONE BOOK” » “OUT-CALL” » “IN-CALL”...

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    Function of KDC-X993 KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U with KCA-BT200 (Optional Accessory) Operation of hands-free phoning Calling a number in the Phone Book Enter dialing method mode KDC-X993: Press the [ ] button. KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U: Press the [ ] button for at least 1 second. Select the Phone Book mode Press the Control knob.

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    Make a voice dialing call Enter voice recognize mode > Select “BT” “Voice Recognize”. For how to select Function Control item, refer to <Function Control> (page 6). “Ready” is displayed. Press the Control knob. “PB Name?” is displayed. When a beep is heard, utter the name within 2 second.

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    Bluetooth Audio Operation Before Use • For details on the Bluetooth Audio player which can be connected, see <About the Bluetooth Audio player> (page 47). • You need to register your Bluetooth Audio player before using it with this unit. For more details, see <Registering Bluetooth device>...

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    Other Functions Activating Security Code ⁄ • You can set the Security Code with a 4 digit number of your choice. • The Security Code cannot be displayed or referenced. Make a note of the Security Code and treasure it up. Select Security code mode >...

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    Other Functions Manual Clock Adjustment Select Clock adjustment mode > Select “MENU” “Clock Adjust”. For how to select Function Control items, refer to <Function Control> (page 6). Enter Clock adjustment mode Press the Control knob for at least 1 second. The clock display blinks.

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    Demonstration mode setting Turning the demonstration mode ON/OFF. Select Demonstration mode > Select “MENU” “DEMO Mode”. For how to select Function Control items, refer to <Function Control> (page 6). Set the Demonstration mode Press the Control knob for at least 2 seconds. Pressing this button for 2 seconds or longer toggles the setting between “ON”...

  • Page 28: Audio Adjustments Audio Control, Audio Setup

    Audio Adjustments Audio Control You can adjust following Audio Control items; Adjustment Item Display Range Rear volume “REAR VOLUME” 0 — 35 Subwoofer level “SUBWOOFER LEVEL” –15 — +15 Balance “BALANCE” Left 15 — Right 15 Fader “FADER” Rear 15 — Front 15 Exit Audio Control mode (Volume control mode) Enter Audio Control mode Press the [AUD] knob.

  • Page 29: Sound Setup

    Sound Setup Cabin selection You can compensate the delay of the sound arrival time by selecting your environment from the following car types; Car type Not compensating. Compact car Full size car Station wagon Minivan Sport-utility vehicle Long Minivan Enter Cabin select mode >...

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    Sound Setup DTA (Digital Time Alignment) setting Adjusting fine tuning of the speaker position compensation value specified at <Cabin selection> (page 29). Enter DTA setting mode > > Select “SOUND” “Setup” “DTA”. For how to select Function Control item, refer to <Function Control>...

  • Page 31: Preset Equalizer Curve Select, Manual Equalizer Control

    Preset Equalizer curve select You can select following Equalizer curve; Equalizer curve Natural User* Rock Pops Easy Top 40 Jazz Game iPod (During iPod source only) * The Equalizer curve set in the section <Manual Equalizer Control> is recalled. Enter Preset Equalizer mode >...

  • Page 32: Preset Position Selection, Manual Position Setting

    Sound Setup Preset position selection According to the listening position, select the position from the following settings so that the normal position of the sound environment can be compensated in accordance with the selected position; Compensation seat Not compensating. Front-Left seat Front-Right seat Front seat Enter Preset position setting mode...

  • Page 33: Dta (digital Time Alignment) Setting, X'over Setting, Preset Equalizer Curve Select, Manual Equalizer Control

    Audio Preset Memory Registering the value setup by Sound Control. Setup Sound Control Refer to the following operations to setup the Sound Control. - Cabin selection (page 29) - Speaker Setting (page 29) - DTA (Digital Time Alignment) setting (page 30) - X’Over setting (page 30) - Manual Equalizer Control (page 31) - Preset position selection (page 32)

  • Page 34: Favorite Control Favorite Preset Memory, Favorite Preset Memory Delete

    Favorite Control Favorite Preset Memory Registering the operation procedure to select your favorite broadcast station or iPod Playlists/ Artists, etc. Display a favorite item Source Registerable items TUNER/SIRIUS/XM/HD Preset Memory iPod List selection screen for Playlists/ Artists/ Albums, etc. Hands-free phone Telephone number retrieval.

  • Page 35: Favorite Name Setting

    Favorite Name Setting Giving a name to Preset Memory registered to Favorite. Enter Preset Recall mode Turn the Control knob. Retrieve the Preset Memory to change Turn the Control knob. Enter Favorite Name set mode Press the Control knob for at least 1 second. Select the “FAVORITE NAME SET”...

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    Start registering a unit by operating the Bluetooth device By operating the Bluetooth device, register the hands-free unit (pairing). Select “KENWOOD BT CD/R-2P2”/ “KENWOOD BT200” from the list of connected units. Enter a PIN code Input the PIN code registered as mentioned in <Registering PIN Code>...

  • Page 37: Downloading The Phone Book

    Press the Control knob for at least 1 second. The current setting of PIN code is displayed. Input the PIN code Operation type Operation Select the numbers. Turn the Control knob or push it towards up or down. Move to the next digit. Push the Control knob towards right.

  • Page 38: Control

    Exit Bluetooth Firmware update mode Press the [FNC] button. ⁄ • For how to update the firmware, access our web site. http://www.kenwood.com/bt/information/ KDC-X993/ KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U Adding a voice dialing command Add a voice tag to the phonebook for voice dialing.

  • Page 39

    Select “PB Name Delete” (Delete) Delete a voice tag Press the Control knob. Turn the Control knob to select “YES”, and then press the Control knob. Exit Phonebook name edit mode Press the [FNC] button. ⁄ • Audio sound is not output during voice tag registration. Setting a Voice Command for Category Add a voice tag to the phone number category...

  • Page 40

    Function of KDC-X993 KDC-HD942U/ KDC-X693/ KDC-MP642U with KCA-BT200 (Optional Accessory) Bluetooth Setup SMS (Short Message Service) The SMS arrived at the cell-phone is displayed on the receiver. A newly arrived message is displayed. ¤ • To prevent car accidents, the driver should not read the SMS while driving.

  • Page 41: Satellite Radio Tuner (optional Accessory, Control, Basic Operation, Category And Channel Search, Preset Memory

    Satellite Radio tuner (Optional Accessory) control Basic Operation Selecting Satellite Radio source Press the [SRC] button. Select the “SAT”/ “SIRIUS”/ “XM” display. ⁄ • You need to register to the service provider to receive the service by Satellite Radio. Consult the service provider if “CALL …...

  • Page 42

    Satellite Radio tuner (Optional Accessory) control Channel Scan Every receivable Channel is checked for 10 seconds. Start Channel Scan Select “Channel Scan”. For how to select Function Control items, refer to <Function Control> (page 6). Release it when the channel you want to listen to is received Press the Control knob.

  • Page 43

    Basic Operations of remote control FM/AM 2-ZONE 0 — 9 General control Volume control [VOL] Source select [SRC] Volume reduce [ATT] When the button is pressed again, the volume returns to the previous level. In Audio control Audio item select [AUD] Adjust the Audio item [VOL]...

  • Page 44

    Basic Operations of remote control Hands-free phone control Making a call Enter the dialing method selection mode Select a dialing method [38] Number dial input Operation type Operation Input a digit. [0] – [9] buttons Input “+”. [¢] button Input “#”. [FM] button Input “*”.

  • Page 45

    In this case, “RESUMING” is displayed without displaying a folder name, etc. Changing the browse item will display a correct title, etc. • You cannot operate iPod if “KENWOOD” or “✓” displayed on iPod. About USB device • When the USB device is connected to this unit, it can be charged up provided that this unit is powered.

  • Page 46

    Appendix About Satellite Radio tuner (Optional) This unit supports Satellite Radio tuners which are released by SIRIUS and XM. Refer to the instruction manual of Satellite radio tuner. About HD Radio (Optional) When you connect an HD Radio, Tuner features of the unit are disabled and changed to HD Radio tuner features.

  • Page 47

    • A2DP is a profile designed to transfer the music from an audio player. • AVRCP is a profile designed to control playback and selection of music by an audio player. About KENWOOD “Music Editor” of PC application • “Music Editor” is recorded in the CD-ROM attached to this unit.

  • Page 48

    Appendix Menu Glossary • AMP Selecting “OFF” turns off the built-in amplifier. Turning off the built-in amplifier improves the quality of the sound from Preout. • Auto Answer (Setting the Time Interval for Automatic Answer) This function automatically answers (responds to) a call after lapse of the preset time interval for automatic answer.

  • Page 49

    • BT DVC Status (Displaying the Bluetooth device Status) You can display the connection status, signal strength, and battery level. : Battery level of cell-phone. Full : Signal strength of cell-phone. Maximum ⁄ • Icons are not displayed if information cannot be obtained from the cell-phone.

  • Page 50

    Accessories/ Installation Procedure Accessories ...1 ...2 3 m (9.5 ft) *Accessory of KDC-X993 ...4 Installation Procedure 1. To prevent a short circuit, remove the key from the ignition and disconnect the - battery. 2. Make the proper input and output wire connections for each unit.

  • Page 51

    Connect to the terminal that is grounded when either the telephone rings or during conversation. MUTE ⁄ To connect the Kenwood navigation system, consult your navigation manual. To car light control switch ILLUMI Car fuse...

  • Page 52

    Installation/Removing the Unit non-Japanese cars Bend the tabs of the mounting sleeve with a screwdriver or similar utensil and attach it in place. ⁄ • Make sure that the unit is installed securely in place. If the unit is unstable, it may malfunction (for example, the sound may skip).

  • Page 53

    Accessory of KDC-X993 Installation the Microphone Unit Check the installation position of the microphone (accessory 5). Remove oil and other dirt from the installation surface. Install the microphone. Wire the microphone cable up to the hands-free box with it secured at several positions using tape or the like.

  • Page 54

    Troubleshooting Guide Some functions of this unit may be disabled by some settings made on this unit. • Cannot set up the subwoofer. • No output from the subwoofer. • Cannot set up the subwoofer position of Manual position setting. •...

  • Page 55

    Hands-free The hands-free talk volume is low. ✔ The hands-free talk volume is set at a low level. ☞ The hands-free talk volume can be adjusted independently. Adjust it during hands-free talk. > “MENU” “Mic Gain” and “NR Level” <Function Control>...

  • Page 56

    Troubleshooting Guide No Music Data/Error 15: • The connected USB device contains no playable audio file. • Media was played that does not have data recorded that the unit can play. USB ERROR: Some trouble may have occurred to the connected USB device.

  • Page 57

    Specifications FM tuner section Frequency range (200 kHz space) : 87.9 MHz – 107.9 MHz Usable sensitivity (S/N = 30dB) : 9.3dBf (0.8 μV/75 Ω) Quieting Sensitivity (S/N = 50dB) : 15.2dBf (1.6 μV/75 Ω) Frequency response (±3 dB) : 30 Hz – 15 kHz Signal to Noise ratio (MONO) : 70 dB Selectivity (±400 kHz)

  • Page 58

    Specifications USB Interface USB Standard : USB1.1/ 2.0 (Full speed) File System : FAT16/ 32 MP3 decode : Compliant with MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3 WMA decode : Compliant with Windows Media Audio AAC decode : AAC-LC ".m4a" files Audio section Maximum output power : 50 W x 4 Full Bandwidth Power (at less than 1% THD) : 22 W x 4...

  • Page 59

    • The “AAC” logo is trademark of Dolby Laboratories. • The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Kenwood Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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