Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. Europe and U.K..AC 230 V only Safety precautions WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Special features MD Long Play modes With the long-hour recording/playback modes (LP2, LP4) based on ATRAC3 (MDLP), digital long-hour re- cording/playback for twice (about 160 minutes*) or 4 times (about 320 minutes*) the normal recording/ playback time is now available. (* Data using a 80-minute disc.) CD = MD high-speed dubbing This convenient feature enables simple, quick dubbing from a CD to an MD (either single track or all tracks in a CD).
If any accessories 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.
Contents Caution : Read this pages marked Preparation section Before applying power ... 2 Safety precautions ... 2 Special features ... 3 System connection ... 6 Connection of the System Accessories ... 6 Connection of Other Accessories (Commercially Available Parts) ... 8 Controls and indicators ...
System connection Connection of the System Accessories This figure shows the method of connection between the main unit and provided accessories. CAUTION Note on Connection Connect the components as shown in the diagram. Only plug the power cord into a power outlet once connections are completed.
Malfunction of microcomputer If operation is not possible or erroneous display appears even though all connections have been made properly, reset the microcomputer refer- ring to "In case of difficulty". ; ANTENNA FRONT SPEAKERS (6-16 ) How to connect speaker cords to the main unit FM indoor antenna The accessory antenna is for temporary indoor use only.
Connection of Other Accessories CAUTION Note on Connection Connect the components as shown in the dia- gram. Only plug the power cord into a power outlet once connections are completed. Audio cord Audio output VCR, Analog turntable with built-in RIAA equalizer (optional P-110), etc. ÷...
Controls and indicators Display The displays given in this manual are approximations only. They may differ from what actually appears on the display. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tape-related indicators CD and MD-related indicators Character information display/tuner- related indicators RDS-related indicators (For Europe...
Main unit & 0 CD key Press to open or close the CD tray. Remote sensor Display panel volume/multi control knob Normally, this is used for volume adjustment. 4 and ¢ keys CD, MD : Used to skip tracks as well as for MD editing, char- acter selection, etc.
Cassette holder To load or eject a cassette tape, press the area marked 0 push open on the cassette holder to open it. menu key Press to switch the function of the volume/multi control knob to the menu select mode. This key is also used when setting the time of the day.
Operation of remote control unit The keys on the remote control unit with the same names as on the main unit have the same function as the keys on the main unit. POWER TITLE INPUT TRACK EDIT &( )- RANDOM CLEAR/DELETE REPEAT SPACE...
TIMER key Press to reserve the timer operation. SLEEP key Press to set the sleep timer. VOLUME keys Press to adjust the volume. These key are also used to adjust the tone. Character/numeric keys As the numeric keys, these are used to select a CD or MD track and as the preset call keys for the tuner.
Basic use method The system is switched ON and STANDBY Bass and treble compensation Muting the sound temporarily Example: To select the CD input The volume The volume decreases increases volume / multi control Bass and treble compensation Tone adjustment Listening through headphones 1.
Listening through headphones Insert the headphone plug into the headphone jack. ÷ Headphones with a stereo mini plug can be con- nected. ÷ The sounds from all speakers are cut off. Muting the sound temporarily Remote control unit only MUTE ÷...
Playback of CD When a disc is placed into the CD player in advance, the unit will be switched on automatically by pressing the CD 6 key, and playback will start. Skipping tracks Playback from desired track To stop playback Start playback/ To pause playback Start playback/ To pause playback To fast...
Start playback/ To pause playback ÷ Each press pauses and plays the CD alternately. To stop playback AUTO/MONO STOP Playback from desired track Remote control unit only Select the desired track No. &( )- Press the numeric keys as shown below... To select track No.
Time display on CD player Each press of the TIME DISPLAY key changes the displayed contents. Remote control unit only ÷ ÷ TIME DISPLAY (For U.K. and Europe) ÷ Only time information 1 and 2 can be displayed dur- ing single-track repeated playback or random playback. ÷...
Playback of Mini Disc When a disc is placed into the MD recorder in advance, the unit will be switched on automatically by pressing the MD 6 key, and playback will start. Tracks in MD are played according to the record mode used in recording (MDLP2 recording, etc.) Skipping tracks Playback from desired track...
Start playback/ To pause playback ÷ Each press pauses and plays the MD alternately. To stop playback AUTO/MONO STOP Playback from desired track Remote control unit only Select the desired track No. &( )- Press the numeric keys as shown below... To select track No.
Time display on MD recorder Each press of the TIME DISPLAY key changes the displayed contents. Remote control unit only ÷ ÷ TIME DISPLAY (For U.K. and Europe) (For other countries) ÷ Only time information 1 and 2 can be displayed dur- ing single-track repeated playback or random playback.
Playback of tape If you load a tape in the cassette deck in advance while the power is off. pressing the TAPE 2 3 key turns power on automatically and starts the tape playback. To stop playback Start playback push open TAPE Start playback To wind tape...
To wind tape at high speed To fast wind in To fast wind in direction | direction \ TUNING TUNING DOWN ÷ Press the STOP 7 key to stop fast winding. ÷ The same operation is also available with the 4 and ¢...
Receiving broadcast station When the TUNER FM/AM key is pressed, the unit will automatically be switched on and reception status will be reached. One-by-one presetting (3) One-by-one presetting § (2,4) Tuning a non-preset radio station (1) TUNER FM/AM ¢ § Tuning a non- preset radio station...
Collective presetting of stations AUTO MEMORY ... For the U.K. and Europe AUTO PRESET ... For other countries Main unit only Receive a broadcast. TUNER FM/AM Select "AUTO MEMORY" (or "AUTO PRESET"). volume / multi control menu Channel space setting (Except for U.K., Europe, Malaysia and Australia) The space between radio channels has been set to the one that prevails in the area to which the system is shipped.
Tuning a non-preset radio station Select the tuning mode according to the radio wave receiving condition. When the receiving condition is good: AUTO mode When it is poor due to weak radio waves: MANUAL mode 1 Select the AUTO or MANUAL mode. AUTO/MONO STOP 2 Tune a station.
R.D.S. (Radio Data System) RDS is a system which transmits useful information (digital data) for FM broadcasts together with the broad- cast signal. Tuners and receivers designed for RDS re- ception can extract the information from the broadcast signal for use with various functions such as automatic display of the station name.
Searching for a desired program type By specifying the type of program (genre) you want to listen to, the tuner automatically searches for a station which is currently broadcasting a program of the specified type. Set the reception band to FM. Preset RDS stations with the auto memory function. ∞ Select the PTY search mode.
Start the search. ÷ ÷ TIME DISPLAY ÷ No sound is heard while "PTY" is blinking. ÷ If a program of the desired type cannot be found, "No Program" is displayed, then after several seconds the display returns to the original display. ÷...
Recording on MD Recording in LP modes based on ATRAC3 (MDLP) is possible with all of the MD recording functions of the unit. For recording playback of a CD onto an MD, see "Convenient recording Methods". Pause the recording Stop the recording In the direction of the arrow Select an input source other than "MD"...
3. Prepare the recording source. TUNER (Radio) TAPE AUX (Auxiliary input) : Make the source component ready for re- 4. Set the recording mode. Discs or tracks recorded in the LP2 or LP4 mode will produce no sound if they are played back on a player which is incompatible with the LP2 or LP4 mode.
Pause the recording ÷ Press the key again to resume recording. At this time, the track number is incremented by “1”. Recording can also be started by pressing the MD rec key. In regard to track numbers at the time of recording When audio is input after a no-sound blank for more than 3 seconds during recording, the track number is automatically incremented by "1".
Stereo long play recording/playback of MD The MD recorder of this unit is compatible with stereo long play of MD (MDLP compatible equipment). The available recording modes include the stereo, monaural LP, stereo LP2 and stereo LP4 modes. It is possible to accommodate tracks recorded in different recording modes in a single MD. Be sure to select the recording mode before starting recording of MD.
Recording on TAPE The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes. Stop the recording push open TAPE Stop the recording Start recording/ Pause the recording 1.
menu volume / multi control set / demo Select an input source other than "TAPE" Example: To select the CD input TAPE rec Pause the recording Main unit only TAPE rec ÷ Press the TAPE rec key during recording. It stops after leaving a non-recorded blank of 4 seconds.
Points in CD recording When recording CD tracks onto a tape, if you leave the cassette deck in record-pause mode be- forehand, the cassette deck recording can be started at the CD starts to be played. Put the CD player in pause mode. Select the track to be recorded with the skip (4, ¢) keys.
Various CD/MD playback features Listening to the desired sequence Use the following procedure to program desired tracks in a desired order. (up to 32 tracks) Select the CD or MD input. Let the “PGM” indicator light. Press in stop mode Select track numbers in the order you want to play them.
To add a track to an existing program Select the track number to be added with the numeric keys. Press in stop mode &( )- Press the SET key. To clear a programmed track Press in stop mode CLEAR/DELETE To clear the entire program Press in stop mode ÷...
Repeated playback You can repeatedly listen to a favorite track or disc. Select the CD or MD input. Setup for repeating a single track Confirm that the "PGM" indicator is not lit. Play the track to be repeated. Select "ONE REPEAT". REPEAT Setup for repeating all tracks in a disc Confirm that the "PGM"...
Setup for repeating selected tracks Program the track sequence according to steps 1 to 2 of "Listening to the desired se- quence (program playback)". ‡ Select "REPEAT". REPEAT Start playback. Playing tracks in a random order As the titles each time are selected randomly, the music can be enjoyed without getting tired of it. Select the CD or MD input.
Convenient recording methods This unit provides the following recording features in addition to normal recording. Select the appropriate method according to the purpose of recording. Long play recording based on ATRAC3 (MDLP) is available with any of the following MD recording functions. The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes.
High-speed recording All tracks in a CD can be recorded onto an MD at twice the normal speed. (All-track high-speed recording) During listening to a CD, only the track being played can be recorded with a one-touch operation. (Single- track high-speed recording) Make sure to put the MD recorder to stop mode.
Check the current play mode of the CD player. All-track high-speed recording If it is in play mode, stop it. stop Tuning Mode Start recording. Press the menu key. Turn the volume/multi control knob to se- lect "REC OPTIONS", then press the set/ demo key.
One-touch edit recording Records all tracks in a CD with a simple operation. (All-track recording) Records a single CD track being played from the beginning. (Single-track recording) The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes.
Check the current play mode of the CD player. All-track recording If it is in play mode, stop it. stop Tuning Mode Start recording. MD O.T.E. TAPE O.T.E. If you are operating the main unit, the same effect as step 4 can be obtained by selecting "REC OPTIONS" then selecting "CD = MD"...
Twin recording onto MD and tape All the tracks on a CD can be recorded simultaneously onto an MD and tape. (All-track twin recording) The current track can be recorded from the beginning simultaneously onto an MD and tape. (single-track twin recording) The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes.
Check the current play mode of the CD player. All-track twin recording If it is in play mode, stop it. stop Tuning Mode Start recording. Press the menu key. Turn the volume/multi control knob to se- lect "REC OPTIONS", then press the set/ demo key.
(CD = MD / CD = TAPE / TWIN REC) Program recording Desired CD tracks can be programmed in the desired sequence and recorded onto an MD or tape. The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes.
Program the desired sequence of CD tracks. Perform steps 1 and 2 of the procedure in "Listening to the desired sequence (Pro- gram playback)". ‡ Start recording. Press the menu key. Turn the volume/multi control knob to se- lect "REC OPTIONS", then press the set/ demo key.
(MD = TAPE) Program recording Desired MD tracks can be programmed in the desired sequence and recorded onto a tape. The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes.
MD Edit Functions When a commercially available Mini Disc fabricated for user recording is used, various editing operations can be applied after recording. ÷ Note that editing is not possible with commercially available prerecorded Mini Disc software designed for playback only. ÷...
Moving multiple tracks The following procedure shows you how to select tracks (track numbers) in the order you like and move them at once to change their order. After the tracks have been moved, their track numbers will be adjusted automatically in the new order.
Select the move destination track number. Select the move destination. P.CALL Set it Execute the track reordering operation. ENTER After editing, eject and remove the mini disc. The MD editing is established finally at the mo- ment the MD disc is ejected. To cancel the edit- ing contents, perform the operation described in "To delete the edited contents (EDIT CANCEL)"...
Moving a single track The following procedure shows you how to select a single tracks (track number) and move (insert) it at the desired destination position in the series of track numbers. After the tracks have been moved, the track numbers before and after them will be adjusted automatically.
Execute track move. ENTER After editing, eject and remove the mini disc. The MD editing is established finally at the mo- ment the MD disc is ejected. To cancel the edit- ing contents, perform the operation described in "To delete the edited contents (EDIT CANCEL)" before ejecting the disc.
Erasing multiple tracks The selected track can be erased while the player is stop mode. Be careful in using this operation because the erased tracks may not be recovered once it has been erased. Before starting MD editing, be sure to cancel the pro- gram mode by pressing the PGM key in stop mode.
Execute the track erasure operation. ENTER After editing, eject and remove the mini disc. The MD editing is established finally at the mo- ment the MD disc is ejected. To cancel the edit- ing contents, perform the operation described in "To delete the edited contents (EDIT CANCEL)"...
Erasing a single track The following procedure shows you how to erase a single track which is being played. After the track has been erased, the track numbers after it will be adjusted automatically. Be careful in using this operation for a track may sometimes be unable to be recovered once it has been deleted.
Combining two tracks The following procedure shows you how to combine two tracks into a single track. It is also possible to combine more than two tracks or a piece of music composed of several tracks into a single track. After the two tracks have been combined, the track numbers after them will be adjusted automatically.
Dividing a track (DIVIDE) The following procedure shows how to divide a track by assigning a track number in the desired position in the track. For example, by inserting an additional track number before the passage you are specially fond of, it is easy to skip to there when you play the disc later. After the track number has been divided, the track numbers after it will be adjusted automatically.
Execute the track divide operation. ENTER Up to 255 track numbers can be inserted addition- ally by repeating 1 to 4 for each of them. After editing, eject and remove the mini disc. The MD editing is established finally at the mo- ment the MD disc is ejected.
Assigning a title to a disc or track When titles are input in discs and tracks, the titles can be displayed when they are played back. The follow- ing procedure can also be used to modify or erase input titles. Before starting MD editing, be sure to cancel the pro- gram mode by pressing the PGM key in stop mode.
Input the title. Characters can be selected either in the "character input key mode" or "skip key mode". To enter a character using the character input keys (Character input key mode) If "Aa" or "12" is not displayed, press any char- acter input key.
Selecting characters using the 4 or ¢ key (Skip key mode) If "Aa" or "12" is displayed, press the 4 or ¢ key. Press the CHARAC. key repeatedly to select a character group. CHARAC. Press the 4 or ¢ key to move the selec- tion cursor on the desired character.
Executing title input Press the ENTER key to set the title input. ÷ If power is switched off (to STANDBY mode) or the TITLE INPUT key is pressed to cancel set- ting before the ENTER key is pressed here, the inputs made until then will be cleared.
Entering characters in Title Memo To save labor required for character input, up to three frequently-used sets of characters can be stored in title memo "[ 1 ]", "[ 2 ]" and "[ 3 ]". Before starting MD editing, be sure to cancel the program mode by pressing the PGM key in stop mode. Select the MD input.
Copying a title (TITLE COPY) A set of title characters, disc title (Mini Disc name) or track title stored under a title memo number ("[ 1 ]", "[ 2 ]" or "[ 3 ]") can be copied in another title memo number, disc or track. Before starting MD editing, be sure to cancel the program mode by pressing the PGM key in stop mode.
To delete the edited contents The following procedure allows you to cancel the editing operations performed since the disc was inserted. Remember that the edited contents can be canceled only before the disc is ejected. Once the MD disc is ejected or subjected to another recording session after editing, the edited contents can no longer be canceled.
Listening to an AUX input source Select AUX (external input). Play the connected equipment. Adjust the volume. volume / multi control Adjusting the AUX Input Level This adjusts the input level for the external equipment (video deck etc.) connected to the AUX input terminal. Adjust so that the volume of the AUX input source sounds at an equivalent level to the CD or MD.
Clock adjustment As the clock is not used to show the time of the day but is also used in timer operations, be sure to set the clock in advance. Activate the clock adjustment mode. Press and hold for more than 2 sec. when the power is ON.
Timer operation Sleep timer (SLEEP) The unit is turned OFF automatically after the specified period has elapsed. Operate easy To use Timer (O.T.T.) s Playback of the selected input source starts at the specified time, and the unit is switched off after one hour. This timer operates only once directly after setting.
Setting the O.T.T. timer Timer playback which occurs only once and only for an hour can be programmed by simply setting the start time. The timer playback reproduces the source selected at the last time the unit is turned off at the last set volume.
Set the time at which you want to start playback or reception (On time). Adjust the time. volume / multi control The time is re- turned Set it. set / demo To check or modify the reservation contents, restart the timer reservation from the beginning. Reserve the timer operation.
Setting an everyday timer program In each of PROG.1 and PROG.2, the timer data including the operating period and played contents can be set and selected to be activated or not as required. Adjust the clock before setting the timer ∏ Connect the related equipment under reference to “System connection”...
Set the ON time then the OFF time. Adjust the time. volume / multi control The time is returned Set it. set / demo Make the desired reservation. For timer playback or AI timer playback Select the mode. (1) Select "PLAY" or "AI PLAY". 1 "PLAY"...
Select the broadcast station (only when TUNER is selected above). (1) Select the preset station No. set / demo (2) Set it. ÷ When the timer setting is completed by pressing the set/demo key, "COMPLETE !" is displayed. ÷ When "PLAY" is selected, the timer playback will start at the volume setting used at the moment the unit is set to the Standby mode.
Important Items Maintenance Cleaning the head section Cotton swab Capstan Head Pinch roller Tape guides Maintenance of the unit When the front panel or case becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. for these agents may cause discoloration.
Disc handling precautions Handling Hold the discs so that you do not touch the playing sur- face. Do not attach paper or tape to either the play- ing side or the label side of the discs. Cleaning If fingerprints or foreign matter become attached to the disc, lightly wipe the disc with a soft cotton cloth (or similar) from...
Handling of MD As the MD is accommodated inside a cartridge, it can be handled without caring about dust or fingerprint. How- ever, stained or soiled cartridge may cause malfunction. To enjoy beautiful sound for extended period of time, take care on the following points. Do not touch the disc directly.
In case of difficulty What seems to be a malfunction is not always so. Before calling for service, check the following table according to the symptom of your trouble. Operation to reset The microcomputer may fall into malfunction (impossibil- ity to operate, erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while unit is ON or due to an external factor.
Symptoms related to MD standard Symptom "DISC FULL" is displayed while the disc still has a remaining recordable time. The possible recording time does not increase even when a short track is erased. Tracks can not be connected. The total of the recorded time and remain- ing recording time does not match the to- tal recording time of the MD (60, 74 or 80 minutes).
CD player section Symptom A CD is placed in the player but it cannot be played. Sound is not produced. Sound skips. Cassette deck section Symptom Sound cannot be produced by pressing the play key. No operation occurs even when an opera- tion key is pressed.
Displayed messages and actions to be taken against them Displayed Message ÷ The MD contains no recording at all. BLANK DISC ÷ An attempt is made to record more than 100 CD tracks within 74 minutes with BUFFER OVER high-speed recording. ÷...
Tweeter ... 25 mm, dome type Impedance ... 6 Maximum input level ... 30 W Dimensions ... W : 120 mm Weight (net) ... 2.3 kg(1 piece) KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous ad- (C-60 tape) Notes Notes Notes vancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice.