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•VR609/01-09/EN new
AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VR - 6060
KRF - V8060D
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
KENWOOD CORPORATION
This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above.
Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and
sales area.
About the supplied remote control
Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this receiver has several
operation modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other audio/video components. In
order to effectively use the remote control it is important to read the operating instructions and obtain a
proper understanding of the remote control and how to switch its operation modes (etc.).
Using the remote control without completely understanding its design and how to switch the operation
modes may result in incorrect operations.
B60-5188-00 00 MA (K, P, M, X)
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10/24/01, 10:32 PM

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  • Page 1 AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER VR - 6060 KRF - V8060D INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above. Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area. About the supplied remote control Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this receiver has several operation modes.
  • Page 2: Before Applying The Power

    If any acccessories are missing, or if the unit is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If the unit was shipped to you directly, notify your shipper immediately. Kenwood recommends that you retain the original carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the unit in the future.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the system control ....... 19 FCC WARNING Preparing the remote control ......20 RF remote control function (For VR-6060 only) 20 This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes Preparing for surround sound ....... 21 or modifications to this equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction Speaker settings ..........
  • Page 4: How To Use This Manual

    Before applying the power How to use this manual This manual is divided into four sections, Preparations, Operations, Maintenance of the unit Remote Control, and Additional Information. When the front panel or case becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, dry Preparations cloth.
  • Page 5: Special Features

    Just follow the simple setup procedure to register the components you have connected. RF remote signal (For VR-6060 only) You can operate the receiver by sending RF remote signal from the remote control. The controllable range of the remote control is not influenced by surroundings such as distance or an obstruction.
  • Page 6: Names And Functions Of Parts

    VIDEO L-AUDIO-R PHONES VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3 MD/TAPE BAND AUTO MEMORY For VR-6060 1 POWER ON/OFF key ^ SOUND key ⁄ ‹ DTS indicator ¡ (For KRF-V8060D) Lights when the receiver is in the DTS mode. Use to adjust the sound quality and the ambi- ⁄...
  • Page 7: Remote Control Unit Rc-R0816 (Vr-6060)

    Names and functions of parts Remote control unit RC-R0816 (VR-6060) This remote control unit can be used not only for Kenwood products but also for other non-Kenwood products by setting the appropriate manufacture’s ° setup codes. SOURCE RECEIVER I / w...
  • Page 8: Remote Control Unit Rc-R0725 (Krf-V8060D)

    Names and functions of parts Remote control unit RC-R0725 (KRF-V8060D) This remote control unit can be used not only for Kenwood products but also for other non-Kenwood products by setting the appropriate manufacture’s · setup codes. SOURCE RECEIVER & I / w...
  • Page 9: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system Make connections as shown in the following pages. Input mode settings When connecting the related system components, be sure to refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the compo- CD/DVD, VIDEO2, VIDEO3 and DVD/6ch inputs each include jacks nents you are connecting.
  • Page 10: Connecting Audio Components

    Setting up the system Connecting audio components Shape of AC outlets U.S.A. and Canada Australia SYSTEM CONTROL & jacks Other countries To AC wall outlet REC OUT PLAY IN PHONO CD/DVD MD/TAPE Cassette deck or MD recorder CD or DVD player Moving coil (MC) cartridge record player cannot be used directly from the receiver unit.
  • Page 11: Connecting Video Components

    Setting up the system Connecting video components S Video jacks About the S VIDEO jacks S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO MONITOR VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO Use the S VIDEO jacks to make connections to video components with S VIDEO IN/OUT jacks.
  • Page 12: Connecting A Dvd Player (6-Channel Input)

    Setting up the system Connecting a DVD player (6-channel input) If you have connected a DVD player to the receiver with digital connection, be sure to read the “Input mode settings” section carefully. COAXIAL OPTICAL OPTICAL MONITOR CD/DVD VIDEO 3 VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 13: Digital Connections

    LD player To connect an LD player with a DIGITAL RF OUT, connect the LD player to the KENWOOD RF digital demodulator (DEM-9991D). Next, connect the DIGITAL OUT jacks of the demodulator to the DIGITAL IN jacks of the receiver.
  • Page 14: Connecting Video Components (Component Video)

    Setting up the system Connecting video components (COMPONENT VIDEO) If you have connected the receiver to a video component with COMPONENT jacks, you can get a better picture quality than by connecting to the S-VIDEO jacks. COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO MONITOR OUT Monitor TV (with component jacks) Y IN...
  • Page 15: Connecting The Speakers

    Setting up the system Connecting the speakers Surround Speakers (Be sure to connect both surround speakers) Use the FRONT SPEAKERS B terminals if you want to connect a second front speaker system. Right Left SURROUND GRAY BLUE PURPLE Subwoofer WHITE GREEN FRONT B SURROUND BACK...
  • Page 16: Connecting The Terminals

    Setting up the system Connecting the terminals Speaker placement 1 Strip coating. 2 Loosen. Center speaker 3 Insert. 4 Secure. Subwoofer Front speaker Listening position Surround speaker Surround back speaker 1 Strip coating. 2 Push the lever. Front speakers : Place to the front left and right of the listening position.
  • Page 17: Connecting The Rf Antenna And External Ir Repeater (For Vr-6060 Only)

    You can enjoy a wider remote control signal range by placing the RF antenna and IR repeater away from the receiver. KENWOOD components (except DVD player): System control fi Other components: (Registering setup codes) IR REPEATER...
  • Page 18: Connecting To The Av Aux Jacks

    Setting up the system Connecting to the AV AUX jacks Connecting the antennas The AV AUX jacks are convenient for connection of video components AM loop antenna such as a camcorder or a video game. The supplied loop antenna is for use indoors. Place it as far as possible from the receiver, TV set, speaker cords and power cord, and adjust the direction for best reception.
  • Page 19: Connecting The System Control

    2. Do not connect system control cords to any components other than those specified by KENWOOD. It may cause a malfunction and damage your equipment. 3. Be sure the system control plugs are inserted all the way in to the system control terminals.
  • Page 20: Preparing The Remote Control

    RF Remote antenna The remote control has the RF remote function in addition to the IR remote function. The VR-6060 can receive the remote control com- mands even when they are installed in a position where the IR remote signal can hardly access, for example inside a cabinet. The receiver is not 10 m equipped with the RF remote bi-directional communication function.
  • Page 21: Preparing For Surround Sound

    COAXIAL ANALOG 96kHzfs DSP MODE DISCRETE PRO LOGIC LOUDNESS CSII ON/OFF and ON/STANDBY ( ) (for VR-6060 only) key or AUTO MEMO RECEIVER ( ) key. STEREO TUNED SL S Press the SETUP key to enter the SET UP mode and press 5 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or Joystick to select the M M M M M /? ? ? ? ? keys for the following displays.
  • Page 22 Preparing for surround sound 8 Press the M M M M M /? ? ? ? ? keys again to accept the setting. Adjust the speaker volume level. • The surround speaker setting indication “Surr.” appears. From your usual listening position, adjust the volume levels. The volume levels from each speaker should be the same.
  • Page 23 Preparing for surround sound 6 Setup is complete when the input indication reappears. MUTE OPTICAL 6CH INPUT CINE AUTO DETECT CLIP COAXIAL ANALOG 96kHzfs SL S Display when all speakers have been selected. • The speakers you have selected should appear on the display. Confirm that all the speakers have been correctly selected.
  • Page 24: Normal Playback

    Turning on the receiver RCV. VOL. 1 Turn on the power to the related components. 2 Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing the POWER (for VR-6060) or POWER key and ON/STANDBY ( ) (for KRF- INPUT SEL. V8060D) keys.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Sound

    Normal playback Adjusting the sound Adjusting the LOUDNESS MULTI CONTROL SPEAKERS A/B TONE You can adjust the Loudness function which controls the low volume settings to maintain the music's richness. Press the LOUDNESS key to turn the LOUDNESS setting ON/OFF. 1 LOUDNESS ON : The LOUDNESS indicator lights up.
  • Page 26: Recording

    Recording Recording audio (analog sources) 2 Set the MD or TAPE recorder to record. 3 Press and hold the DIMMER key for more than 2 seconds to select the AUTO REC MODE or MANUAL REC MODE. • The mode changes every 3 seconds as shown below. 1 REC MODE OFF : The digital input record mode is switched off.
  • Page 27: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    Listening to radio broadcasts Presetting radio stations manually The receiver can store up to 40 stations in the memory and recall them by one-touch operation. Tuning radio stations MULTI CONTROL BAND MULTI CONTROL TUNER MEMORY Tune to the station you want to store. TUNER AUTO Press the MEMORY key while receiving the station.
  • Page 28: Receiving Preset Stations In Order

    Listening to radio broadcasts Receiving preset stations in order (P.CALL) Joystick (P.CALL 4/¢) TUNER Press the TUNER key to select the tuner as the source. Use the Joystick to adjust the P.CALL 4 / ¢ keys to select the desired station. •...
  • Page 29: Ambience Effects

    Ambience effects This receiver is equipped with listening modes that allow Dolby Digital you to enjoy an enhanced sonic ambience with a variety of The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1 channels video sources. of digital surround sound from Dolby Digital program sources (such as In order to obtain the optimum effect from the surround Laserdisc or DVD software marked ).
  • Page 30 Ambience effects Multi channel mode (SRS Circle Surround II ) DSP mode SRS Circle Surround II ™ improves on its predecessor CS-5.1™ The DSP mode lets you add the atmosphere of a live concert or hall resulting in the CS-6.1™ system, enabling you to listen to realistic, to almost any type of program source.
  • Page 31: Surround Play

    Ambience effects Surround play When the DOLBY DIGITAL signal is input : The DTS compatible models can reproduce a CD, DVD, or LD carrying the (The DOLBY DIGITAL or PRO LOGIC indicator lights up.) DTS mark. DOLBY DIGITAL can be used when playing DVD or LD software bearing 1 DOLBY DIGITAL : DOLBY DIGITAL surround.
  • Page 32 Ambience effects DVD 6-channel playback Adjust the volume. Using a DVD player or the like equipped with six (5.1) output channels and the receiver, you can enjoy surround sound playback. When you try to play a disc other than Dolby Digital such as DTS CD, no Notes sound is produced or, noise may be heard.
  • Page 33: Dvd 6-Channel Playback

    Ambience effects Convenient functions Midnight mode (Dolby Digital mode only) When watching movies at night, you might not be able to raise the volume as loud as normal. Midnight mode compresses the dynamic STEREO DIMMER MULTI CONTROL range of previously specified parts of the Dolby Digital sound track (like scenes with sudden increases in volume) to minimize the difference in volume between the specified and non-specified parts.
  • Page 34 Ambience effects Dimension mode (Pro Logic II Music mode only) Subwoofer adjustment When listening to music with certain recordings, you will also be able to It is easy to adjust the volume of the subwoofer using the remote control. achieve a suitable balance from all the speakers by adjusting the 1 Press the SOUND and M M M M M /? ? ? ? ? keys until “SUBWOOFER”...
  • Page 35: Basic Remote Control Operations For Other Components

    Press the SOURCE ( ) key. • Example: Press “805” to register a DVD player made by KENWOOD. • If you push an invalid key, the remote will exit the setup mode. Press the operation keys you desire.
  • Page 36: Learning The Remote Control Code Of

    Basic remote control operations for other components Learning the remote control code of the other components (For VR-6060 only) Learning on the memory The remote control unit can learn the remote control code of the other components and you can operate the other components from the You can store on the remote control unit up to ** memories.
  • Page 37: Setup Code Chart (Rc-R0816) (Vr-6060)

    Basic remote control operations for other components Setup code chart (RC-R0816) (VR-6060) TV Setup codes VCR Setup codes Maker Setup codes Maker Setup codes DVD player Setup codes Maker Setup codes •VR609/36-46/EN 10/24/01, 10:40 PM...
  • Page 38: Setup Code Chart (Rc-R0725) (Krf-V8060D)

    Basic remote control operations for other components Setup code chart (RC-R0725) (KRF-V8060D) TV Setup codes VCR Setup codes Maker Setup codes Maker Setup codes DVD player Setup codes Maker Setup codes •VR609/36-46/EN 10/24/01, 10:40 PM...
  • Page 39: Dvd Player Operations

    DVD player operations The remote control of this unit can control two groups of KENWOOD DVD players directly without using the remote control supplied with the DVD player. Group-1 : DV-4900, DV-4070B, DV-2070, DV-203, DVF-9010, DVF-K7010, DVF-5010, DVF-R9030, DVF-R7030, DVF-3530 and DV-402...
  • Page 40: Cassette Deck, Cd Player & Md Recorder Operations

    Basic remote control operations for other components CASSETTE deck, CD player & MD recorder operations You can perform these basic operations using the keys described below when connected to KENWOOD cassette deck, MD recorder or CD player equipped with system control operations.
  • Page 41: Other Components' Operations

    2 Press the keys corresponding to the operations you desire. remote. Refer to the following sections for details. These keys can be used to perform the basic operations of KENWOOD and other manufactures’ components which the setup code for each ‡ component had been entered beforehand.
  • Page 42: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty For the U.S.A. and Canada Resetting the Microcomputer Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, then plug it The microcomputer may malfunction (unit cannot be operated, or shows an erroneous display) if the power cord is unplugged while back in while holding down the POWER key.
  • Page 43 In case of difficulty Remote control unit Symptom Cause Remedy Certain inputs cannot be selected using the • No setup codes registered at for the respec- • Register a setup code at the respective input(s). ‡° remote control. tive input(s). Remote control operation is not possible.
  • Page 44: Specifications

    Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. For the U.S.A and Canada For other countries AUDIO section (VR-6060) AUDIO section (KRF-V8060D) Rated power output during STEREO operation Effective power output during STEREO operation 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz, 0.09% T.H.D., at 6 Ω ....100 W + 100 W...
  • Page 45 Telephone: 310-639-9000 Notes 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. 2. The full performance may not be exhibited in an extremely cold location (under a water-freezing temperature). •VR609/36-48/EN...
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  • Page 48 For your records 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 dealer for information or service on this product.

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