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Kenwood DPX502U Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety precautions Notes General features Power Selecting the Source Volume Attenuator System Q Audio Control Adjusting the detail of Audio Control Audio Setup Speaker Setting Subwoofer Output TEL Mute Switching Display Tuner features Tuning Direct Access Tuning Station Preset Memory Auto Memory Entry Preset Tuning RDS features...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Kenwood disc changers/ CD players released in 1998 or later can be connected to this unit. Refer to the catalog or consult your Kenwood dealer for connectable models of disc changers/ CD players. Note that any Kenwood disc changers/ CD players released in 1997 or earlier and disc changers made by other makers cannot be connected to this unit.
  • Page 4: Notes

    • 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. • The RDS feature won’t work where the service is not supported by any broadcasting station.
  • Page 5 : Audio fi Audio file An online manual about audio files is put on the site, On this online manual, detailed information and notes which are not written in this manual are provided. Make sure to read through the online manual as well.
  • Page 6 Notes Handling CDs • Do not touch the recording surface of the CD. • Do not stick tape etc. on the CD, or use a CD with tape stuck on it. • Do not use disc type accessories. • Clean from the center of the disc and move outward.
  • Page 7: General Features

    General features DISP Power Turning ON the Power Press the [SRC] button. ⁄ • When the power is ON, the <Security Code> (page 25) is displayed as "CODE ON" or "CODE OFF". Turning OFF the Power Press the [SRC] button for at least 1 second. Selecting the Source Press the [SRC] button.
  • Page 8: Volume

    General features Volume Increasing Volume Turn the [VOL] knob clockwise. Decreasing Volume Turn the [VOL] knob counterclockwise. Attenuator Turning the volume down quickly. Press the [ATT] button. Each time you press the button, the Attenuator turns ON and OFF. When the Attenuator is ON, the "ATT" indicator blinks.
  • Page 9: Adjusting The Detail Of Audio Control

    Adjusting the detail of Audio Control Among the Basic Audio items, you can adjust the Bass level, Middle level, and Treble level in detail. Select the Basic Audio item Select the desired item to be set in detail from followings; •...
  • Page 10: Audio Setup

    General features Audio Setup Setting the Sound system, such as Cross over Network. Select the source to adjust Press the [SRC] button. Enter Audio Setup mode Press the [VOL] knob for at least 1 second. Select the Audio Setup item to adjust Press the [VOL] knob.
  • Page 11: Tel Mute

    TEL Mute The audio system automatically mutes when a call comes in. When a call comes in "CALL" is displayed. The audio system pauses. Listening to the audio during a call Press the [SRC] button. The "CALL" display disappears and the audio system comes back ON.
  • Page 12: Switching Display

    General features Switching Display Changing the information displayed. Press the [DISP] button. Each time the button is pressed the display switches as shown below. In Tuner source Information Program Service name or Frequency (FM) Radio text, Program Service name or Frequency (FM) Frequency (MW, LW) Clock...
  • Page 13: Tuner Features

    Tuner features Band display ST indicator Tuning Selecting the station. Select tuner source Press the [SRC] button. Select the "TUNER" display. Select the band Push the Control knob towards [FM] or [AM]. Each time you push the knob toward [FM], it switches between the FM1, FM2, and FM3 bands.
  • Page 14: Direct Access Tuning

    Tuner features Function of remote control Direct Access Tuning Entering the frequency and tuning. Select the band Press the [FM] or [AM] button. Enter Direct Access Tuning mode Press the [DIRECT] button on the remote control. "– – – –" is displayed. Enter the frequency Press the number buttons on the remote control.
  • Page 15: Rds Features

    RDS features Traffic Information Changing to traffic information automatically when a traffic bulletin starts even when you are not listening to the radio. Press the [TI] button. Each time you press the button, the Traffic information function turns ON and OFF. When traffic information is ON, "TI"...
  • Page 16: Pty (Program Type)

    RDS features PTY (Program Type) Selecting the Program Type and searching for a station. Enter PTY mode Press the Control knob. During PTY mode the "PTY" indicator is ON. ⁄ • This function cannot be used during a traffic bulletin or AM reception.
  • Page 17: Changing Language For Pty Function

    Changing Language for PTY Function Selecting the Program Type display language. Enter PTY mode Refer to <PTY (Program Type)> (page 16). Enter Changing Language mode Press the [TI] button. Select the language Push the Control knob towards up or down. Each time you push the knob, the language alternates between the languages shown in the table below.
  • Page 18: Cd/Usb Device/Audio File/External Disc Control Features

    • For the audio files and discs you can play with this unit, refer to <About Audio file> (page 5). • You can play the file made by KENWOOD Music Editor by the same operation. • You can eject the disc for 10 minutes after switching off the engine.
  • Page 19: Playing Usb (Ipod) Device

    USB device are all the same. • Be sure to insert the USB device connector as far as it will • You can play the file made by KENWOOD Music Editor by the same operation. Pause and play Press the Control knob.
  • Page 20: Playing External Disc

    CD/USB device/Audio file/External disc control features Playing External Disc Playing discs set in the optional accessory disc player connected to this unit. Press the [SRC] button. Select the display for the disc player you want. Display examples: Display Disc player "CD CH"...
  • Page 21: Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat

    Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat Replaying the music, disc in the Disc changer or Audio file folder you are listening to. Press the [REP] button. Each time you press the button, the Repeat Play alternates between the modes shown in the tables below. In CD &...
  • Page 22: All Random Play

    CD/USB device/Audio file/External disc control features Function of Audio file All Random Play Playing randomly from all of the Audio files recorded in the media. Press the [A.RDM] button for at least 1 second. When the random mode is ON, "ALL RDM" is displayed.
  • Page 23: File Select 2 Mode

    Function of non-iPod and non-"Music Editor" file File Select 2 mode Select the target folder within the folders containing audio files. The folder which contains playable audio files is only displayed. Enter File Select 2 mode Press the [F.SEL] button twice. Select the "F-SEL2"...
  • Page 24: English

    Menu system NEWS indicator Menu System Setting beep sound during operation, etc. functions. The Menu system basic operation method is explained here. The reference for the Menu items and their setting content is after this operation explanation. Enter Menu mode Press the [MENU] button for at least 1 second.
  • Page 25: Security Code

    In Standby mode Security Code Activating the Security Code disables the usage of audio unit by someone else. Once the Security Code is activated, the entry of authorized Security Code is required to turn on the audio unit when it is removed from the vehicle.
  • Page 26: Manual Clock Adjustment

    Menu system In Standby mode Manual Clock Adjustment ⁄ • You can do this adjustment when the <Synchronize Clock> (page 26) is set as OFF. Select Clock Adjustment mode Push the Control knob towards up or down. Select the "CLK ADJ" display. Enter Clock Adjust mode Press the Control knob for at least 1 second.
  • Page 27: Built-In Amp Setting

    In Standby mode Built-in Amp Setting Controlling the built-in amplifier. Turning OFF this control enhances the preout quality. Display Setting "AMP ON" The built-in amplifier activates. "AMP OFF" The built-in amplifier deactivates. Other than Standby mode/ When the Dual Zone System is ON Dual Zone System Setting Setting the Front channel and Rear channel sound in the Dual Zone System.
  • Page 28: News Bulletin With Timeout Setting

    Menu system Other than Standby mode News Bulletin with Timeout Setting The tuner automatically changes when a news bulletin starts even if the radio is not being listened to. Also, you can set the time interval when interruption is prohibited. Display and Setting "NEWS OFF"...
  • Page 29: Auto Tp Seek

    Auto TP Seek When the TI function is ON and the reception is poor while listening to a traffic information station, another traffic information station with better reception will be searched for automatically. Display Setting "ATPS ON" The Auto TP Seek Function is ON. "ATPS OFF"...
  • Page 30: Text Scroll

    Menu system Text Scroll Setting the displayed text scroll. Display Setting "SCL MANU" Doesn’t scroll. "SCL AUTO" Scrolls when the display changes. ⁄ • The text scrolled is listed below. - CD text - Folder name/ File name/ Music title/ Artist name/ Album name - MD title - Radio text...
  • Page 31: Audio Preset Recall

    • The following items cannot be registered. Volume, Balance, Fader, Loudness, Volume offset, Dual Zone System, Rear Volume Other than Standby mode Audio Preset Recall Recalling the sound setup registered by <Audio Preset Memory> (page 30). Select the source Press the [SRC] button. Enter Menu mode Press the [MENU] button for at least 1 second.
  • Page 32: Basic Operations Of Remote Control

    When the button is pressed again, the volume returns to the previous level. DIRECT : This button is used when Kenwood Bluetooth HANDS FREE BOX is connected. For more information, refer to the instruction manual of Bluetooth HANDS FREE BOX.
  • Page 33: In Tuner Source

    Audio Control [AUD] button Selects the Audio item to be adjusted. [VOL] buttons Adjusts the Audio item. ⁄ • Refer to <Audio Control> (page 8) for the operation method, such as the procedures for Audio control and others operations. • The remote control can only select and adjust the Basic Audio item.
  • Page 34: Accessories/ Installation Procedure

    ...1 checked. • If your car is not prepared for this special connection- system, consult your Kenwood dealer. • Use a commercially available conversion connector if the connector does not fit in the vehicle connector. • Make sure that all wire connections are securely made by ...2...
  • Page 35: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    Rear right output /Sub Woofer right output (Red) Connect to the terminal that is grounded when MUTE either the telephone rings or during conversation. To connect the Kenwood navigation system, consult your navigation manual. Connect either to the power control terminal P.CONT when using the optional power amplifier, or to the antenna control terminal in the vehicle.
  • Page 36 Connecting Wires to Terminals Connector Function Guide Pin Numbers for Cable Colour ISO Connectors External Power Connector Yellow Blue/White Orange/White Black Speaker Connector Purple Purple/Black Gray Gray/Black White White/Black Green Green/Black English 2WARNING Functions Connecting the ISO Connector The pin arrangement for the ISO connectors depends on the type of vehicle you drive.
  • Page 37: Installation

    Installation Installing the Unit Firewall or metal support Screw (M4X8) (commercially available) Self-tapping screw (commercially available) Accessory3 Metal mounting strap (commercially available) Bend the tabs of the mounting sleeve with a screwdriver or similar utensil and attach it in place. English...
  • Page 38: Removing The Unit

    Removing the Unit Removing the Hard Rubber Frame (escutcheon) Engage the catch pins on the removal tool 2 and remove the two locks on the lower level. Lower the frame and pull it forward as shown in the figure. When the lower level is removed, remove the upper two locations.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Some functions of this unit may be disabled by some settings made on this unit. Cannot switch to Aux source. • AUX is not turned on. ☞ <Built-in Auxiliary input Setting> (page 30) • AUX cannot be used when the KCA-iP200 is connected.
  • Page 40 • The file system of the connected USB device is broken. ➪ Copy the files and folders for the USB device again referring to http://www. If the error message is still displayed, initialize the USB device or use other USB devices. E-05: The disc is unreadable.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications subject to change without notice. FM tuner section Frequency range (50 kHz space) : 87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz Usable sensitivity (S/N = 26dB) : 0.7 μV /75 Ω Quieting Sensitivity (S/N = 46dB) : 1.6 μV /75 Ω Frequency response (±3.0 dB) : 30 Hz –...

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