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Kenwood DPX-5010 Instruction Manual

Double din sized cd/cassette receiver
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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 double din sized CD/cassette receiver.
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 KENWOOD dealer for information or
service on the product.
Model DPX-5010 Serial number
© PRINTED IN JAPAN B64-1692-00 (K) (+)
01/ 6 5 4 3 2 1 00/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5



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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Position Setting...23 Room Size Setting ...23 DSP Setting Preset Memory...24 Graphic Equalizer features Graphic Equalizer ...25 Preset Equalizer (KBS - Kenwood Built-in Sound) Selection ...25 Graphic Equalizer Adjustment...25 Graphic Equalizer Preset Memory ...25 Spectrum Analyzer Display Selection ...26 Other features Automatic Dimmer Function...27...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    • If the unit starts to emit smoke or strange smells, turn off the power immediately and consult your Kenwood dealer. • Make sure not to get your fingers caught between the faceplate and the unit.
  • Page 4 Reset button • If the unit does not seem to be working right, try pressing the reset button first. If that does not solve the problem, consult your Kenwood dealer. Cleaning the Unit If the front panel gets dirty, turn off the power and wipe the panel with a dry silicon cloth or soft cloth.
  • Page 5: Handling Compact Discs

    Handling Compact discs Playing a CD that is dirty, scratched or warped can cause the sound to skip and the unit to operate incorrectly, resulting in worsened sound quality. Take the following precautions to prevent your CDs from getting scratched or damaged. Handling CDs •...
  • Page 6: Basic Operations

    Basic operations CD OPEN/CLOSE DPX-5010 DISP ATT indicator Power SRC/PWR OFF Turning on the power: Press the SRC (source) button. TAPE OPEN/CLOSE NOTE Turn the power on before carrying out the following procedures. Turning off the power: Press the PWR OFF button for at least one second.
  • Page 7: Volume

    When the attenuator is off, the volume returns to the original level. NOTE Turning the volume all the way down deactivates the attenuator function. Tuner features CRSC CD OPEN/CLOSE DPX-5010 DISP #1~6 DISP/NAME.S Band display Frequency — 7 — ¢...
  • Page 8: Tuner Features Tuning

    Tuner features Tuning Press the SRC (source) button repeatedly to select the tuner mode. "TUNER" is displayed when the tuner mode has been selected. Press either the FM or AM button to select the band. Each time you press the FM button, the band switches between the FM1, FM2 and FM3.
  • Page 9: Station Name Preset (Snps)

    Station Name Preset (SNPS) You can assign names to radio stations with the Station Preset Memory. Up to 30 stations can be assigned names. Adjust the frequency to the station whose name you want to enter. NOTE This function cannot be available during the clock display. Press the NAME.S button for at least two seconds.
  • Page 10: Station Name Preset Play (Snpp)

    Canceling mode during input: Press the SBF button for at least one second. The station name preset play mode is canceled. Cassette player features DISP CD OPEN/CLOSE DPX-5010 DISP B NR Mode display indicator B.S indicator MTL indicator B NR indicator —...
  • Page 11: Playing Cassette Tapes

    Playing Cassette Tapes Loading and Playing Cassettes: Press the TAPE OPEN/CLOSE button to slide open the front panel, showing the cassette (insertion) slot. Holding the cassette with the tape exposed to the right, insert it in the slot. The control panel will be shown, and the tape will start playing. indicator lights up when a cassette has been loaded.
  • Page 12: Using Direct Program Search System (Dpss)

    Cassette player features Using Direct Program Search System (DPSS) Skip forward or backward to other tracks during playback. Skipping to Beginning of Current Track or to Previous Tracks (Rewind DPSS): Press the 4 button. Press once to rewind to the beginning of the current track, twice to rewind to the beginning of the previous track, and so forth.
  • Page 13: Switching Display

    Switching the display during the tape mode: Each time you press the DISP button, the display switches as follows: Tape counter Character Clock CD/External disc control features DISP/NAME.S CD OPEN/CLOSE CD OPEN/CLOSE DPX-5010 DISP #2/8/ #4/0/ M.RDM #1/7/ #3/9/ SCROLL indicator Mode display/...
  • Page 14: Playing Cds

    When a unit equipped with an O-N switch is to be connected, please also see the instruction manual of this unit. Set the O-N switch to "N". "N"-operation will be set. When a unit that is not equipped with an O-N switch, or the changer switching unit "KCA-S200"...
  • Page 15: Playing Other Disc Mode

    Playing Other Disc mode This function permits the connection of optional players and the playing of discs other than the loaded CD (in the current unit). Playing Discs: Press the SRC button repeatedly to select the external disc control mode. The disc will start playing.
  • Page 16: Track Search

    CD/External disc control features Track Search Search forward or backward through the tracks on the disc until you reach the one that you want to listen to. Making a Reverse Track Search: Press the 4 button to display the desired track number. Press once to search back to the beginning of the current track, twice to search back to the beginning of the previous track, and so forth.
  • Page 17: Direct Disc Search

    The track starts playing. Canceling Direct Track Search While It Is Operating: Press the 38 button. NOTE You cannot use the direct track search function while doing track or disc scans or using random or magazine-random play. Direct Disc Search Function of disc changers with remote Using the remote, directly input the disc number that you want to listen to.
  • Page 18: Disc Scan

    CD/External disc control features Disc Scan Function of disc changers) Successively play the beginning of each disc on a changer until you find the one that you want to listen to. Starting the disc scan: Press the D.S button. The D.SCN indicator lights up and the first 10 seconds of each disc will be played, in the order they are loaded on the changer.
  • Page 19: Text / Title Scroll

    Text / Title Scroll This function allows the text/title display to be scrolled. Press the DISP button to display the disc title or the track title. Press the SCROLL button. The display of the text will be scrolled once. Disc Name Preset Play (DNPP) If you have preset the name of a disc that you want to listen to in the disc changer, you can look for it by name and start playing it.
  • Page 20: Presetting Disc Names

    CD/External disc control features Presetting Disc Names Store the names of discs to be displayed when played. Play the disc whose name you want to preset. NOTE • This function is available only for the CD player of this unit and disc changers that feature the Disc Name Preset function.
  • Page 21: Dsp Features

  • Page 22: Dsp (Digital Signal Processor)

    DSP features DSP (Digital Signal Processor) A DSP is a device which uses digital control to correct the audio signal and produce sound effects that can compensate for the small passenger compartment of a vehicle. The DSP indicator lights up when the DSP is on. Turning the DSP On: Press the DSP button.
  • Page 23: Compression Control Level Adjustment

    NOTE • This adjustment cannot be made when the Sound Field Control is set to "Bypass". • The default setting is "STEP 2". Press the DSP button to end the DSP control mode. Compression Control Level Adjustment This function can compress the dynamic range of music, so that low sounds which are covered over by road noise can be raised.
  • Page 24: Dsp Setting Preset Memory

    Press the preset button (#1-3) for the desired DSP settings and adjustments. Press the DSP button to end the DSP control mode. Graphic Equalizer features CD OPEN/CLOSE DPX-5010 DISP DISP KBS name/Spectrum analyzer name/Equalizer frequency and level display Equalizer/Analyzer display —...
  • Page 25: Graphic Equalizer

    If you make no button operation for 10 seconds, the Graphic equalizer mode is automatically canceled. Preset Equalizer (KBS - Kenwood Built-in Sound) Selection You can choose the equalizer from five settings whose sound qualities are preset to match music or vehicle characteristics.
  • Page 26: Spectrum Analyzer Display Selection

    Graphic Equalizer features Spectrum Analyzer Display Selection You can select the display to enjoy sounds with eyes. Switching the Preset Spectrum Analyzer Display: Press the EQ button. "EQ CTRL" is displayed once the Graphic equalizer mode is entered. Press the DISP button. The spectrum analyzer name currently set appears in the display.
  • Page 27: Other Features

    Other features CD OPEN/CLOSE DPX-5010 DISP DISP Clock display Automatic Dimmer Function 5RETURN ANGLE∞ The display dims when the car's lights are turned on. NOTE TAPE OPEN/CLOSE The dimmer function is not available for units if the dimmer wire is not connected.
  • Page 28: Audio Control Setting

    Other features Audio Control Setting Adjust various sound levels. Press the AUD button to enter the control mode. Press either the 4 or ¢ button. Each time the button is pressed, the adjustment mode will change as follows: Pressing the ¢ button advances the display, and pressing the 4 button reverses it.
  • Page 29: Panel Angle Adjustment

    # Times Step Button to press pressed Press the 38 button. The security code will be set. "CODE 1" appears in the display, asking you to enter the code once again for confirmation, and then you can start inputting the code. Press the Preset button and input the security code again.
  • Page 30: Function Set System

    Function set system CD OPEN/CLOSE DPX-5010 DISP Function mode and setting display Function Set System To accommodate a greater number of functions, a function set system has been employed for making settings. Press the FNC button to enter the function set mode and then display the TAPE OPEN/CLOSE function to make the setting.
  • Page 31: Touch Sensor Tone

    Function items in Standby mode: 1. Touch Sensor Tone This function produces a beep sound that accompanies button operation. It can be switched on or off. Display and setting ”BEEP On“ ”BEEP Off“ 2. Switching Preout Switch the preout between the rear and non-fading. When you switch to non-fading, you can adjust the volume separately.
  • Page 32: Frequency Setting Of High Pass Filter For Front Output

    Function set system Function items in Other mode: <In Tuner/CD/Cassette/External disc control mode> 1. Frequency Setting of High Pass Filter for Front Output You can select the frequency to be cut of the high pass filter for front output. Display and setting “HPF-F Off/30/60/90/120/150/180/250”...
  • Page 33: Selecting Tuning Mode

    <In Tuner mode> 10. Selecting Tuning Mode Select which tuning mode — auto seek or manual — to use as the default. When the AUTO indicator is on, auto seek tuning is selected. When the indicator is off, manual tuning is selected. Display and setting "Auto Seek": auto seek mode "Manual Seek": manual tuning mode...
  • Page 34: Basic Operations Of Remote

    Basic Operations of remote TUNE FM/DISC TUNE ¢ AM/DISC DNPP/SBF DIRECT/OK #0~9/A~Z 2CAUTION Do not set the remote on hot places such as above the dashboard. Loading and Replacing the Batteries: Use two “AAA”-size batteries. Slide the cover while pressing downwards to remove it as illustrated.
  • Page 35 Press the button to turn the volume up. – Press the button to turn the volume down. • SRC button Each time you press the SRC button, the mode switches as follows: Tuner mode Tape mode CD mode External disc control mode Standby mode NOTE •...
  • Page 36 Basic Operations of remote Cassette player features • 4/¢ buttons Press the 4 button to start play again at the beginning of the current track. Press the ¢ button to start play at the beginning of the next track. • AM button Rewinds the tape.
  • Page 37: Installation

    Accessories External view External view ... Number of items (M5 6mm) ...6 (M4 6mm) ...1 ...1 ...1 ...1 ...1 ...1 2CAUTION The use of any accessories except for those provided might result in damage to the unit. Make sure only to use the accessories shipped with the unit, as shown above.
  • Page 38 Connecting Wires to Terminals KENWOOD disc changer control input NOTE To connect the Disc changer, consult your Disc changer manual. When using the optional power amplifier, connect to its power control terminal. Depending on what antenna you are using, connect either to the control terminal of the motor antenna, or to the power terminal for the booster amplifier of the film-type antenna.
  • Page 39 Installation (for TOYOTA, NISSAN Car etc.) 2CAUTION When performing a check of the CD operation prior to installation, place this unit in a hirizontal position and perform a loading/eject of the CD. Installation Install onto the car bracket using the supplied screws (M5 mm).
  • Page 40 Assembly. Accessory0 6 mm) DPX-5010 NOTE If accessories 6 and 7 hit the inside of the console, preventing the unit from being attached tightly, snap their end parts off as shown below.shipped with the unit, as shown above.
  • Page 41 Assembly. Factory-installed Accessory8 is to be fixed either car stereo to the center or bottom, depending on the car model. Accessory0 6 mm) DPX-5010 Accessory8 Accessory! Accessory9 6 mm) Installation type 3 Attach Accessory@ to Remove the factory-installed car stereo and install the unit.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide What might seem to be a malfunction in your unit may just be the result of slight misoperation or miswiring. Before calling service, first check the following table for possible problems. PROBLEM The power does not turn on. The fuse has blown.
  • Page 43 PROBLEM The memory is erased when The battery wire has not been connected to the proper the ignition is turned off. terminal. The ignition and battery wire are incorrectly connected. A CD ejects as soon as it is The CD is upside-down. loaded.
  • Page 44 Troubleshooting Guide Disc Control Mode PROBLEM The disc control mode cannot No wire has been connected to the disc changer input be selected. terminal on the unit. The specified disc does not The specified CD is quite dirty. play, but another one plays The CD is upside-down.
  • Page 45 The tape player is malfunctioning. Eject the tape and try inserting it again. Contact the Kenwood dealer if this indicator continues blinking or the tape cannot be ejected. The CD player is malfunctioning. Eject the CD and try inserting it again.
  • Page 46: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications subject to change without notice. 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 Quieting Sensitivity (S/N = 50dB)...15.2dBf (1.6 µV/75 Frequency response (±3.0 dB) ...30 Hz – 15 kHz Signal to Noise ratio (MONO) ...70 dB Selectivity (±400 kHz) ...