COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM XD-SERIES XD-653 / XD-753 XD-503 / XD-553 XD-303 / XD-353 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.
Before applying power Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ... AC 120 V only Australia ... AC 240 V only For the United Kingdom Factory fitted moulded mains plug 1.The mains plug contains a fuse. For replacement, use only a 13-Amp ASTA-approved (BS1362) fuse.
Recording on TAPE ... 28 Copying tape (Tape dubbing) ...31 As an NERGY ® Partner, Kenwood Corporation has determined that this products meets the ® guidelines for energy efficiency. This product can save energy. Saving energy reduces air pollution and lowers utility bills.
Special features Simplified operations using large-sized, Jog Dial Multi-control jog dial (For use in selecting a function) This dial allows you to set the CD program and timer-related operations while observing the operating conditions shown by the display. Multi language display function The menu items for the operation can be displayed in any of five of languages, English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
Handling of discs and tapes Disc handling precautions Handling Hold the discs so that you do not touch the playing surface. Label side Playing side Do not attach paper or tape to either Sticker the playing side or the label side of the discs.
System connection Accessories FM indoor antenna AC plug adaptor (1) Use to adapt the plug on the power cord to the shape of the wall outlet. (Accessory only for regions where use is necessary.) Unpacking Unpack the unit carefully and make sure that all accessories are put aside so they will not be lost.
Side panel : 10 cm System Name XD-303 XD-353/XD-A33 Speaker (left) XD-503 XD-553/XD-A53 XD-653 XD-753/XD-A73 · ª Twist Twist CAUTION (For U.S.A., U.S.-Military and Canada) Be sure to adhere followings. Or proper ventilation will be blocked causing damage or fire hazard.
When an external system component is connected, please read the instruction manual of the Note Note component as well. (optional or commercially-available equipment) DVD player/VCR/analog turn- table (P-110/optional) Audio output DVD/VIDEO INPUT For XD-753/653/XD-553/503 (Europe and U.K. only) DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL System connection...
Surround (rear) speakers Except for U.S.A. and Canada · ª SURROUND SURROUND SPEAKERS ( 8-16 ) Surround switch With regards to the SURROUND switch This switch can be used only when the separately sold surround (rear) speakers are connected. When the switch is set to ON, surround playback can be enjoyed.
Controls and indicators Main unit STANDBY TIMER DISPLAY/DEMO SOUND MENU CONTROL BACK SELECT PHONES PUSH OPEN DECK PLAY CD player unit # 7 (stop) key Operation key for the CD player and cassette deck. ( CD (6) key Press to select the CD and start playback. ™...
Receiver 1 STANDBY indicator The indicator lights up when the power is set to the STANDBY mode. 2 STANDBY ( ) key STANDBY (POWER) key (For U.S.A. Canada) Power ON/OFF switching is executed. 3TIMER indicator The indicator lights up when the power is set to the STANDBY mode after having activated a timer pro- gram.
Display The displays given in this manual are approximations only. They may differ from what actually appears on the display. 1 Timer-related indicators 2 Sound level meter The display varies according to the music or the opera- tions of the CD, tape, etc. During the volume adjustment, this meter displays the current sound level as a reference.
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 DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 TUNER/BAND TAPE A DISC TAPE B SKIP...
Operation of remote control unit Loading batteries 1 Remove the cover. Operation Plug the power cord into the mains power outlet and press the on/standby POWER) key of the remote control unit to turn power ON. After the power has been turned ON, press the desired key.
Operation of the jog dial This unit has a jog dial named the MULTI CONTROL jog dial. The MULTI CONTROL jog dial makes it possible to set (establish) many functions in a simple procedure. When the MENU key is pressed, the items appears in the display according to the MULTI CONTROL jog dial operation so you can select the desired mode based on a more intuitive method.
Clock adjustment This unit incorporates a clock function. Be sure to adjust to the correct time before using the timer function. The time can be displayed only while the power is off. Select “Clock Options”. MENU Select “Adjust Time”. SELECT Adjust the hour.
Changing the display language You can change the display language manually. Select “Language Options”. MENU Select the desired language. ENTER When you do not recognize which language is displayed: ÷ Press the MENU key and select “Language Options” (English), “Options de langue” (French),“Sprach- Einstellungen”...
Let’s have sound Basic operation PHONES Muting the sound temporarily (MUTE) STANDBY TIMER VOLUME CONTROL Listening through headphones Insert the headphone plug into the PHONES jack. ÷ The sounds from all speakers are cut off. Reproducing sound with enhanced bass (EX.BASS) 1.
Muting the sound temporarily (Remote control unit only) MUTE ÷ Press again to resume the original volume. ÷ The sound muting is also canceled when the volume is controlled. Reproducing sound with enhanced bass ÷ Each press switches EX.BASS on and off alternately. When CD has been selected.
Playback of CD Playback from desired track (DISC 1 – 3, DISC SKIP , Numeric keys) TIME High-speed search in forward and reverse directions (1/¡) OPEN/ CLOSE The tray opens when the key is pressed and closes when the key is pressed again.
Skipping tracks To skip backward ÷ The tracks in the direction the dial is rotated are skipped, and the selected track will be played from the beginning. ÷ When the jog dial is rotated a little in the direction of counterclockwise once during playback, the track being played will be played from the beginning.
Tape playback Start playback (TAPE A 2 3) (TAPE B 2 3) To stop playback (7 STOP) PUSH OPEN When the power is off: By loading a tape in the cassette deck to be used in playback beforehand, simply pressing the play key auto- matically turns the power ON and starts playback.
To wind tape at high speed To fast wind in To fast wind in direction | direction \ ÷ Press the 7 key to stop fast winding. Selection of reverse mode REVERSE MODE Each press switches the modes as follows. “...
Relay play When tapes are set in the decks A and B and the re- verse mode is set to “ ” (play of both sides), play of the second deck will be started automatically after play of the first deck has been completed. Tape play will be repeated alternately.
CHANNEL SPACE setting The space between radio channels has been set to the one that prevails in the area to which the system is shipped. However, if the current channel space setting does not match the setting in the area where the sys- tem is to be used, for instance when you move from area 1 or area 2 shown in the following table or vice versa, proper reception of AM/FM broadcasts cannot...
Receiving broadcast station It is also possible to receive them by one-touch operations. 1 TUNING ¡ BAND 4 ¢ One-by-one presetting (ENTER) TUNING MODE Collective presetting of stations (TUNING MODE) 1. Select the broadcast band. Each press changes the band. 1 FM 1 FM 2 AM...
Collective presetting of stations Keep the TUNING MODE key depressed (about 2 seconds). TUNING MODE (For U.K. and Europe) (Other countries) ÷ Some stations may not be able to be preset if their reception conditions are weak. ÷ A maximum of 30 stations are preset automatically by giving the priority to the FM band.
Let's record Recording on TAPE PUSH OPEN REVERSE MODE Note that this cassette deck cannot record onto Metal tapes. Note Note 1. Load a cassette tape. 1 Open the cassette holder of deck B. 2 Insert a tape. 3 Close the door. 2.
To pause recording (Main unit only) Lights REC/ARM T.EQ ÷ Pressing the key pauses recording after leaving a non-recorded space of about 4 seconds. ÷ If the key is pressed again in less than 4 seconds after it has been pressed, recording resumes from that instant. Select an input source other than “TAPE A or B”...
Tips in CD recording When recording CD tracks onto a tape, if you leave the cassette deck in record-pause mode beforehand, the cassette deck recording can be started at the same time as the CD starts to be played (synchronous re- cording function).
Copying tape (Tape dubbing) The contents of the tape in deck A can be copied onto the tape in deck B. Load tapes in the decks. Playing tape 1 Select “ ” (double-side recording) or “ ” (one-side recording). REVERSE MODE 2 Select “Tape Dubbing”.
Playback of CD Listening in the desired sequence Any titles on the discs in the tray can be listened to in the desired sequence. (Max. 32 titles) Select the “CD” input. Check that the CD player is in the stop mode. If it is in play mode Select “CD Program Play”.
Check the programmed tracks (and replace, add or delete tracks as required). To check: To replace a track in the program: 1 Select the programmed disc or track to be replaced and press the SELECT key. 2 Select a disc or track to re- SELECT place the disc or track selected above (step 3-1and 2).
Repeated playback Desired titles or discs can be played back repeatedly. Select the “CD” input. To repeat only one track Cancel “PGM”. If the “PGM” indicator is lit, make sure to turn it off. Select the disc. DISC SKIP Select the track. (Main unit) (Remote control unit) Select “One Track Repeat”.
To repeat all discs Cancel “PGM”. If the “PGM” indicator is lit, make ‹ sure to turn it off. Select the disc to be played first. DISC SKIP Select “All Repeat”. (Remote control unit only) REPEAT Press the key repeatedly to switch the display.
Random playback As the titles are selected randomly each time, the music can be enjoyed of it. Random playback can play tracks in one to three discs. Select the “CD” input. Cancel “PGM”. Select the RANDOM mode. (For “One Disc Random” playback, select the disc in advance.) (Remote control unit only) RANDOM...
R.D.S. (Radio Data System) (For U.K. and Europe) RDS is a system which transmits useful informa- tion (digital data) for FM broadcasts together with the broadcast signal. Tuners and receivers designed for RDS reception can extract the in- formation 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 broad- casting 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. (Remote control unit only) (Press the key again during search to cancel it.) ÷ No sound is heard while “PTY” is blinking. ÷ If a program of the desired type cannot be found, “No Program” is displayed (blinking), then after several seconds the display returns to the original display.
Convenient CD recording Selection of the recording type With this unit, the following edit recording is possible according to the purpose. If you want to select the track to be recorded while playing a CD Recording only desired titles CD ONE TRACK RECORDING If you want to record a CD in order of track numbers Recording of an entire CD CD DIRECT RECORDING...
Recording only desired titles At the time of CD playback, any desired title can be selected immediately for recording. Recording preparations are required. • Playback of CD. Select “Recording Options”. MENU Select “CD-One Track Recording” . SELECT Start recording. ENTER When recording has been completed, a non-recorded portion of 4 seconds will be produced and the cassette deck part will stop.
Recording of an entire CD Perform the following operation while the CD player is in stop mode to start recording at the same time as the start of playback. Recording preparations are required. • Select “Recording Options”. MENU Select “CD Direct Recording”. SELECT Select the disc.
Recording the programmed titles Program the desired tracks from up to 3 CD discs in the desired order and record the programmed playback onto tape. Recording preparations are required. • Select “Recording Options” . MENU Select “CD Program Recording”. SELECT Program the desired tracks.
Effective sound adjustment This unit permits selection of the levels of the equalizer and sound field reproduction effects. Please select the equalizer as desired according to the music genre. Select the sound field mode ac- cording to the desired atmosphere. Balance adjustment Adjusts the balance of left and right volume.
Input level adjustment The input level from an external component connected to the DVD/VIDEO INPUT jacks, such as a MD re- corder, DVD player, VCR or analog turntable can be adjusted as desired. Adjust so that the volume of the DVD/VIDEO input source sounds at an equivalent level to the CD .
Listening to music with desired tone and sound field/ Switching the display (Equalizer effect and 3D surround effect) This unit permits selection of six preset equalizer patterns and three user’s equalizer patterns as well as the 3D surround levels. The “S.direct” (Source Direct) mode allows you to reproduce pure sound by bypassing the EX.BASS, equalizer and 3D surround circuitry.
Equalizer pattern setting and saving You can edit desired patterns manually and store them in memory. Select “Audio Options”. MENU Select the number to be used for storage. (Custom EQ1 ~ EQ3) SELECT Adjust the equalizer pattern. SELECT To decrease To increase the level the level...
Timer operation Sleep timer The power is turned OFF automatically after the specified period has elapsed. Timer programming Timer playback : Plays (or receives) the selected source in the set time range. AI timer playback (When timer playback starts, the volume increases gradually.) Timer recording : Records the selected source in the set time range.
Timer programming The program timer can set either timer playback or timer recording. Either “Everyday” (executing a timer program once every day) or “One Time” (executing it only once) can be selected for each timer program. Once the time range and content of a timer program has been set, it can be activated or deactivated as desired.
Select “Everyday” or “One Time”. SELECT The saved contents cannot be cleared. The con- tents are cleared only when they are changed. Enter the ON time. SELECT The time is The time is returned advanced Enter the OFF time. SELECT The time is The time is returned...
Make the desired reservation. For timer playback or AI timer playback Select the mode. Select “Timer Play” or “AI Play”. 1 “Timer Play” Timer play 2 “AI Play” .. SELECT 2 Select the input source. Select the source to be played. 1 “TUNER”...
Important Items Maintenance Cleaning the head section Cotton swab Capstan Head Pinch roller Tape guides There are precisely aligned parts around the heads, including the tape guides. When cleaning, pay special attention so as not to apply shock to them. Note Note Maintenance of the unit...
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 (impos- sibility to operate, erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while power is ON or due to an external factor.
÷ Car ignition noise. Noise interferes. ÷ Influence of an electric appliance. ÷ A TV set is installed near the system. ÷ The frequency of the preset station is No station can be received by preset call operation. ÷ The preset memory has been cleared ÷...
÷ The head is dirty. Sound is harsh or high fre- quencies are not repro- ÷ The tape is stretched or shrunk. duced. ÷ The tape being played was recorded Sound is distorted. with distorted sound. ÷ A tape which has been recorded with the equalizer and/or 3D surround effects is being played back by applying the equalizer effect.
Remote control unit Symptom ÷ Batteries are exhausted. Remote control operation is ÷ The remote control is too far away not possible. ÷ There is no tape or CD set in the ÷ An attempt is made to play the cas- ÷...
10 kHz step ... 530 kHz ~ 1,610 kHz LW Tuner section (For U.K.) Tuning frequency range ... 153 kHz ~ 279 kHz 1.KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. Notes...
Main unit (XD-3...Series) [ Amplifier section ] Rated power output (For U.S.A. and Canada) 70 watts per channel minimum RMS, both channels driven, at 6 form 70 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than 0.9 % total harmonic distortion. (FTC) (U.K.
Speakers (LS-N753) XD-7...Series Enclosure ... Bass-reflex type Speaker configuration Woofer ... 130 mm x2, cone type Tweeter ... 65 mm x2, cone type Super-tweeter ... 25 mm, dome type Impedance ... 6 Peak input level ... 140 W Dimensions ... W : 235 mm (9-1/4”) H : 410 mm (16-1/8”) D : 302 mm (11-7/8”) Weight (net) ...
Refer to the model and serial num- bers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product. Model XD-653/XD-753 (For U.K. and Europe) (Except for U.S.A. and Canada) (For U.K.