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AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VR-9080
KRF-X9090D
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
This instruction manual is for some models. 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.
B60-5557-00 00 CS
(K, P, Y)
0504
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  • Page 1 AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER VR-9080 KRF-X9090D INSTRUCTION MANUAL This instruction manual is for some models. 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

    TAR ® Partner, Kenwood As an NERGY Corporation has determined that this...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the antennas ... 19 Preparing for surround sound ... 20 Before setting up the speakers ... 20 Setting up the speakers automatically (AUTO SETUP) “Kenwood Room Acoustic Calibration” ... 21 Setting up the speakers manually (MANUAL SETUP) ... 23 Other settings ... 25 Normal playback ...
  • Page 4: Unpacking

    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.
  • Page 5: Special Features

    • DTS 96/24 • DTS • DSP Mode Kenwood Room Acoustic Calibration Without going through a complicated manual setup procedure, this function automatically measures the capacity of your speaker system, speaker layout and acoustic specifications of your listening room correctly with the provided microphone, and provides the best listening environment.
  • Page 6: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts Main unit Speaker MUTE indicators indicator Input channel indicators Input channel indicators light up according to the incoming audio signals. "S" indicator will light up SL S when the surround component of the audio Input channel indicators signals is only 1 channel.
  • Page 7: Remote Control Unit

    Names and functions of parts Remote control unit This remote control unit can be used not only for Kenwood products but also for other non-Kenwood products by setting the appropriate manufacturer’s setup codes. RECEIVER SOURCE STANDBY DVD/6CH VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3...
  • Page 8: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system Make connections as shown in the following pages. When connecting the related system components, be sure to refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the components you are connecting. Do not connect the power cord to a wall outlet until all connections are completed.
  • Page 9: Connecting The Terminals

    1 Strip coating. 2 Loosen. 3 Insert. 4 Secure. Connection of banana plugs (For VR-9080) 1 Secure. 2 Insert. • Sound will not be heard if the speaker terminal is not fully secured. • Never short circuit the + and – speaker cords.
  • Page 10: 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. VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO For COMPONENT VIDEO connection VIDEO OUT VIDEO...
  • Page 11: Connecting Audio Components

    Setting up the system Connecting audio components • The earth terminal with the H symbol is used for noise reduction of record player. It is not for safety earth. CAUTION Be sure to adhere to the following, or proper ventilation will be blocked causing damage or fire hazard. •...
  • Page 12: Connecting Video Components

    Setting up the system Connecting video components S Video jacks S VIDEO VIDEO * DVD IN input jack is used for either CD/DVD input or DVD/6CH input. VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO • A video component with digital audio outputs should be connected to the VIDEO 2 or VIDEO 3 jacks. •...
  • Page 13: Digital Connections

    Setting up the system Digital connections The digital in jacks can accept DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM signals. Connect components capable of outputting DTS, Dolby Digital, or standard PCM (CD) format digital signals. If you have connected any digital components to the receiver, be sure to read the “Input mode settings” section carefully. COAXIAL VIDEO DVD/...
  • Page 14: Connecting Video Components

    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. VIDEO When connecting the TV to the COMPONENT jacks, be sure to connect all the other components to the COMPONENT jacks. COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO 2 IN Y OUT...
  • Page 15: Connecting The Speakers

    Setting up the system Connecting the speakers Surround Back Speaker/s When connecting a single Surround Back Speaker, connect it to SURROUND BACK L terminals and select “SB LARGEx1” or “SB NML/THXx1” at Speaker settings. Left Right • To make sure that each speaker has been connected properly, pay attention to the test tone from each speaker. Refer to “2 Adjust the speaker volume level .”.
  • Page 16: Pre Out Connections

    Setting up the system PRE OUT connections This receiver has additional PRE OUT jacks. These can be used for various purposes, but will need to be connected to an external power amplifier as shown in the example below. ROOM B FRONT •...
  • Page 17: Connecting To Another Room (Room B)

    Setting up the system Connecting to another room (ROOM B) This connection allows you to connect your main system to a monitor TV and speaker system located in another area (ROOM B). VIDEO ROOM B ROOM A (Main system) The sound from ROOM B PRE OUT jacks is the same as that of the Front Speakers. When listening in another room (ROOM B), set the LISTEN mode to STEREO.
  • Page 18: Connecting The External Ir Receiver

    Setting up the system Connecting the external IR receiver (For VR-9080) The remote control for this receiver has the IR (infrared rays) transmission function. IR repeaters enables you to control components located in cabinets or behind glass doors. You can enjoy a wider remote control signal range by placing the IR receiver away from the receiver.
  • Page 19: Connecting To The Av Aux Jacks

    75Ω FM terminal. AUDIO OUT ANTENNA ¶ ¶ Use an antenna (Commercially available) 2 Insert cord. 3 Release lever. VR-9080 KRF-X9090D Attach to the stand AM Loop Antenna FM Indoor Antenna KRF-X9090D FM Outdoor Antenna VR-9080 adaptor...
  • Page 20: Preparing For Surround Sound

    (AUTO SETUP)", connect the provided microphone for setup to the SETUP MIC jack. Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing the ON/STANDBY) key (VR-9080) or the POWER ON/OFF key and (POWER ON/STANDBY) key (KRF-X9090D), or the RECEIVER ON key.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Speakers Automatically (Auto Setup)

    Please take into consideration that it may disturb your neighborhood, especially, when you measure it at the night time. “Kenwood Room Acoustic Calibration” function automatically per- forms the following adjustments with the provided microphone by measuring sound characteristics for the best listening environment according to your room conditions and speakers layout.
  • Page 22 Preparing for surround sound E01 : No MIC Microphone is not connected. Connect the provided microphone for setup to the SETUP MIC jack. E02 : Headphone Headphones are being connected. Disconnect the headphones. E03 : No Spk FL E04 : No Spk FR Front Left (Right) speaker is not connected.
  • Page 23: Setting Up The Speakers Manually

    Preparing for surround sound W06 : No Spk S Surround speakers are not connected. Connect a pair of Surround speakers if you have a set. If there are no Surround speakers, no need to connect it. W07 : No Spk SB Surround Back speakers are not connected.
  • Page 24 Preparing for surround sound 9 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or MULTI keys %/fi to select appropriate Surround Speaker setting. If you selected “FRNT LARGE” as the Front Speaker setting, 1 SURR NML/THX : Average size Surround Speakers are con- nected to the receiver.
  • Page 25: Other Settings

    Preparing for surround sound 3 Measure the distance from the listening position to each of the speakers. Jot down the distance to each of the speakers. Distance to Front Left Speaker (L) Distance to Center Speaker (C) Distance to Front Right Speaker (R) Distance to Surround Right (SR) Distance to Surround Back Right (SBR) : ____ feet (meters) Distance to Surround Back (SB)
  • Page 26 Preparing for surround sound 2 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or MULTI %/fi keys to select the distance between left and right Surround Back speaker. 1 TOGETHER : The distance is 1 foot (0.3m) or less. 2 CLOSE : The distance is between 1 foot (0.3m) and 4 feet (1.2m).
  • Page 27: Normal Playback

    Turning on the receiver 1 Turn on the power to the related components. 2 Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing the ON/STANDBY) key (VR-9080), or the POWER ON/OFF key and (POWER ON/STANDBY) key (KRF-X9090D) . Selecting the input mode...
  • Page 28: Input Level Adjustment (Analog Sources Only)

    Normal playback Input level adjustment (analog sources only) MULTI CONTROL SOUND Input level adjustment (analog sources only) If the input level of an analog source signal is too high, the CLIP indicator will blink. Adjust the input level. MUTE CLIP CLIP CLIP SL S...
  • Page 29 Normal playback Adjusting the TONE You can adjust the sound quality when the receiver is in the PCM stereo and analog stereo mode, and both THX and Virtual mode are off. 1 For the remote control unit, press the RCV MODE key to switch to receiver mode.
  • Page 30: Recording

    Recording Recording audio (analog sources) Input Selector keys Recording a music source 1 Use the INPUT SELECTOR key or the Input Selector keys to select the source (other than “MD/TAPE”) you want to record. 2 Set the MD or TAPE recorder to record. 3 Start playback, then start recording.
  • Page 31: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    Listening to radio broadcasts This model can store up to 40 stations in the memory and recall them by one-touch operation. Tuning radio stations BAND MULTI CONTROL AUTO/MONO Use the INPUT SELECTOR key or the TUNER key to select the tuner.
  • Page 32: Receiving Preset Stations

    Listening to radio broadcasts Receiving preset stations TUNER Numeric keys Press the TUNER key to select tuner as the source. Enter the number of the preset station you want to receive (up to “40”). Press the Numeric keys in the following order: For “15”, press 0,0,) For “20”, press...
  • Page 33: Ambience Effects

    Ambience effects This receiver is equipped with listening modes that allow you to enjoy an enhanced sonic ambience with a variety of video sources. In order to obtain the optimum effect from the surround modes, make sure to input the proper speaker settings beforehand. Surround modes The below image is for 5.1 channel surround sound system which are;...
  • Page 34 Ambience effects Dolby Digital The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1 channels of digital surround sound from Dolby Digital program sources (such as Laserdisc or DVD software marked ous Dolby surround, Dolby Digital provides even better sound quality, greater spatial accuracy, and improved dynamic range.
  • Page 35 Ambience effects THX is an exclusive set of standards and technologies established by the world-renowned film production company, Lucasfilm Ltd. THX grew from George Lucas' personal desire to make your experience of the film soundtrack, in both movie theatres and in your home theatre, as faithful as possible to what the director intended.
  • Page 36: Surround Play

    Ambience effects Surround play DTS can be used when playing CD, DVD or LD software carrying the DTS mark. Dolby Digital can be used when playing DVD or LD software bearing the mark and Dolby Digital format digital broadcasts (etc.). Dolby Pro Logic can be used when playing video, DVD, or LD software bearing mark.
  • Page 37 Ambience effects When the DTS or DTS-ES (matrix or discrete) signal is input : 1 DTS+Neo:6+THX Cinema : DTS+Neo:6 Cinema+THX 2 DTS-ES Matrix 6.1+THX Cinema : DTS-ES Matrix 6.1+THX 3 DTS-ES Discrete 6.1+THX Cinema : DTS-ES Discrete 6.1+THX 4 DTS+THX Cinema : DTS+THX Cinema*1 5 DTS 96/24+THX Cinema : DTS 96/24+THX Cinema*1...
  • Page 38: Virtual Modes

    Ambience effects Virtual modes The following modes allow you to enjoy astonishing ambience effect even when you use only two speakers or listen through headphones. • In the Dolby Virtual Speaker and Dolby Headphone modes, the desired listen mode may be unable to be selected depending on the reproduced signals.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Sound

    Ambience effects Adjusting the sound You can make further adjustments to the sound while listening to playback in the surround mode. STEREO MULTI CONTROL SOUND 1 For the remote control unit, press the RCV MODE key to switch to receiver mode. 2 Press the SOUND key and then use the 5/∞...
  • Page 40 Ambience effects Dimension mode (Pro Logic II x Music mode and Pro Logic II Music mode only) When listening to music with certain recordings, you will also be able to achieve a suitable balance from all the speakers by adjusting the dimension mode. 1 Press the SOUND key, then press the 5/∞...
  • Page 41: Convenient Functions

    Convenient functions Display dimmer adjustment The dimmer function lets you select the brightness of the receiver's display. You might find this useful if you darken your room to watch movies or listen to music. For the remote control unit, press the RCV MODE key to switch to receiver mode.
  • Page 42: Basic Remote Control Operations For Other Components

    Source key. Source key Other components TUNER Fixed to receiver opeation mode. DVD/6CH CD/DVD CD and MD (Kenwood) MD/TAPE CD and MD (Kenwood) VIDEO 1 , AV AUX VCR and PVR VIDEO 2 Cable and DTV decoder...
  • Page 43: Control Re-Assigning Device Keys

    Basic remote control operations for other components Re-assigning device keys The remote control can be setup to control second TV or VCR, or any combination of eight home entertainment components. For example, to control the operation of two different VCR using the remote control, the user need to re-assign the unused VIDEO 2 key to operate the second VCR (VIDEO 1) as follows: Press and hold the LEARN key until...
  • Page 44: Components

    Basic remote control operations for other components Storing the remote control code of the other components The remote control unit can store the remote control code of the other components and you can operate the other components from the remote control unit.
  • Page 45: Setup Code Chart

    0744, 0869, 1730, 0715, 0833, 1158, 0783, 1099 Greenhill 0717 Hitachi 0573, 0664 Hiteker 0672 Initial 0717 InterAct 0697 0558, 0623, 0867 Kenwood 0490, 0534, 0737, 0682 0717, 1020 Koss 0651 Lasonic 0798 0591, 0869 Lite-On 1058, 1158 Mad Catz 1108 Magnavox...
  • Page 46 TV (continued) Maker Setup codes Inteq 0017 0054 0000 Jensen 0761, 1933 0053, 1923, 1253, 0731 0180 Kenwood 0030 0765 0180, 0030 0178, 0700, 1934, 0856 0047, 0054, 0154, 0156, 0178 Magnavox 1454, 0054, 0030, 0706 Marantz 0054, 0030, 0704...
  • Page 47 Hewlett Packard 1972 HI-Q 0047 Hitachi 0000, 0042 Howard Computers 1972 1972 Hughes Network Systems 0042, 0739 iBUYPOWER 1972 0067 0037 Kenwood 0067 Kodak 0035, 0037 Lloyd's 0000 0037 Magnavox 0035, 0039, 0081, 0000 Magnin 0240 Marantz 0035, 0081 Marta...
  • Page 48 0739, 0636, 0618 Toshiba 1972 Touch 1972 Viewsonic 1972 ZT Group 1972 CD player Maker Setup codes Kenwood 1338, 1339, 0681, 0826, 0028, 0037, 0340, 0859, 0339, 0677, 0858, 0190, 0523, 1490 Optimus 0037 Sharp 0037 MD recorder [CD] Maker Setup codes...
  • Page 49: Other Components' Operations

    2 Press the keys corresponding to the operations you desire. Refer to the following sections for details. These keys can be used to perform the basic operations of Kenwood and other manufacturers’ components which the setup code for each component had been entered beforehand.
  • Page 50 Basic remote control operations for other components Refer to the following for the type of remote control operations available for each component. Cable converter operation keys DSS operation keys 7 (Stop) 7 (Stop)
  • Page 51 Basic remote control operations for other components Refer to the following for the type of remote control operations available for each component. VCR operation keys CD player operation keys...
  • Page 52 Basic remote control operations for other components Refer to the following for the type of remote control operations available for each component. MD recorder operation keys (made by KENWOOD) Sirius operation keys (made by KENWOOD) Notes 1. Certain codes may only operate some of the function available on a given model.
  • Page 53: Additional In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty Resetting the Microcomputer The microcomputer may malfunction (unit cannot be operated, or shows an erroneous display) if the power cord is unplugged while the power is ON, or due to some other external factor. If this happens, execute the following procedure to reset the microcomputer and return the unit to its normal operating condition.
  • Page 54 In case of difficulty Tuner Symptom Radio stations cannot be received. Interference. A station which was preset cannot be received by pressing the corresponding numeric key. Remote control unit Symptom Certain inputs cannot be selected using the remote control. Remote control operation is not possible. Cause •...
  • Page 55: Information Specifications

    Tuning frequency range ... 87.5 MHz ~ 108.0 MHz Usable sensitivity (MONO) VR-9080 ... 1.3 µV (75 Ω)/ 13.2 dBf (75 kHz dev, SINAD 30 dB) KRF-X9090D ... 1.6 µV (75 Ω)/ 15.2 dBf (75 kHz dev, SINAD 30 dB) 50 dB quieting sensitivity STEREO ...
  • Page 56 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). 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.

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