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Kenwood Sovereign VR-5080 Connection And Setup Manual

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  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080 is designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ... AC 120 V only Safety Precautions Read this section carefully to ensure safe operation. WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. THE LIGHTNING FLASH WITH ARROWHEAD SYMBOL, WITHIN AN EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE, IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER TO THE PRESENCE OF UNINSULATED “DANGEROUS VOLTAGE”...
  • Page 3 Connecting and Setting Up Your New Kenwood Audio-Video Receiver Welcome to the Connection and Setup Guide for your new Kenwood audio-video receiver. This manual covers three models. The VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080 offers 3 kinds of 5.1-chan- nel digital surround sound decoding: •...
  • Page 4 If any accessories are missing, or if the receiver is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If your receiver 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 receiver in the future.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting a Camcorder or Additional VCR ... 31 To Connect a Camcorder or Additional VCR Can I Connect an Additional VCR Perma- nently? What if I Have Several Kenwood Devices (System Control Chaining)? ... 32 Connecting the Antennas ... 33 RF Remote Antenna...
  • Page 6 Both Scenarios: Connecting a Second TV/ Monitor Connecting the External Infrared Receivers and IR Repeaters ... 48 To connect a Kenwood IR-9991 IR Trans- ceiver To connect any other IR Receiver To turn the VR-5700, VR-5090 or VR-5080’s RF Receiver off To turn the VR-5700, VR-5090 or VR-5080’s...
  • Page 7: Chapter One: Connecting Your Devices

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Chapter One: Connecting Your Devices Welcome to the Kenwood VR-5700/ VR-5090/VR-5080 Con- nection and Setup Guide. This chapter guides you through connecting your home entertainment devices to your new Kenwood audio-video receiver. Once all your devices are connected, you can set up the Remote Control unit (see Chapter Two).
  • Page 8 Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices The following diagram shows the entire back of the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080. Zone B pre out jacks VIDEO ZONE B PRE OUT DIGITAL OUT DIGITAL OUT VIDEO VIDEO TAPE1 OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL IN CD-R VIDEO VIDEO EXT.CONTROL RS-232C VIDEO...
  • Page 9: Noting Your Devices

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Jack Set Device PHONO MD/TAPE1 CD2/TAPE2 MONITOR CD-R MONITOR OUT (TV on Remote Control unit) VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3 VR-5700/ VIDEO4 VR-5090 only Use this table and the diagram on the preceding page to plan your connections before you make them, or use it to record your connections as you make them.
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Speakers

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices FRONT VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER ZONE B PRE OUT COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO DIGITAL OUT VIDEO 3 IN TAPE1 CD-R VIDEO MONITOR VIDEO EXT.CONTROL RS-232C VIDEO OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL IN Connecting Your Speakers SURROUND SURROUND IR RECEIVER IR REPEATER OUT/...
  • Page 11: To Connect Front Speakers Only

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until all connec- tions have been made. To Connect Front Speakers Only: If you only intend to listen to stereo sound (as opposed to surround sound), you may simply connect a single pair of speakers.
  • Page 12 Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices POWERD SUBWOOFER VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER ZONE B PRE OUT S VIDEO DIGITAL OUT COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO 3 IN TAPE1 CD-R VIDEO MONITOR VIDEO EXT.CONTROL RS-232C VIDEO OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL IN The figure shows an example for the VR-5700. Connecting Your Speakers, continued SURROUND BACK...
  • Page 13: What If I Have A Powered Subwoofer

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Do not plug in the amplifiers or the receiver to AC power until all connections have been made. What if I Have a Powered Subwoofer? Simply connect the subwoofer’s audio cable to the receiver’s SUBWOOFER PRE OUT jack as shown to the left.
  • Page 14: What If I Have An Amplifier

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices The figure shows an example for the VR-5700. VIDEO ZONE B PRE OUT DIGITAL OUT TAPE1 CD-R VIDEO VIDEO EXT.CONTROL RS-232C VIDEO OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL IN What if I Have an Amplifier? R FRONT CENTER Power Amp.
  • Page 15 Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices You can use supplemental power amplifiers for any of the channels instead of the receiver’s built-in amplifiers. Do not plug in the amplifiers or the receiver to AC power until all connections have been made. To connect supplemental power amplifiers: 1.
  • Page 16: Connecting Your Tv

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices COMPONENT VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN COMPOSITE VIDEO IN Connecting Your TV VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK SURROUND ZONE B PRE OUT PRE OUT COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO DIGITAL OUT VIDEO1 PLAY VIDEO 3 IN VIDEO2 PLAY...
  • Page 17: To Connect A Tv

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Do not plug in the receiver or devices to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your TV to the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080. Please refer to your TV’s in- structions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 18: Connecting Your Cable Tv Or Satellite Tuner

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Remove protective cap before connecting. DIGITAL OUT- COAXIAL OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL IN S-VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT Connecting Your Cable TV or Satellite Tuner VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK SURROUND ZONE B PRE OUT PRE OUT...
  • Page 19: To Connect A Cable Tv Tuner With A Com

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Cable TV or Satellite Tuner, continued Do not plug in the receiver or devices to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your cable or satellite tuner to the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080.
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Vcr(S)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices S-VIDEO IN S-VIDEO OUT The figure shows an example for the VR-5700. VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN Connecting Your VCR(s) VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK SURROUND ZONE B PRE OUT PRE OUT DIGITAL OUT COMPONENT VIDEO...
  • Page 21: To Connect A Primary Vcr

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your VCR to the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080. Please refer to your VCR’s instructions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 22: Connecting Your Primary Cd Player

    Remove protective cap before connecting. Remove protective cap before connecting. OPTICAL OUTPUT A (CD1) OUTPUT B (CD2)* COMMUNICATION CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY SYSTEM CONTROL CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY Connecting Your Primary CD Player & › VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK SURROUND...
  • Page 23: What If I Have A Video Cd-Compatible Cd Player

    VR-5700/VR- 5090.) 3. If you are connecting a Kenwood CD Player with sys- tem control, connect the system control cable from the CD player to the system control jack as shown to the left.
  • Page 24: Connecting Your Dvd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Remove protective cap before connecting. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT SUBWOOFER OUT CENTER OUT SURROUND OUT MIX LINE OUT or FRONT OUT Connecting Your DVD Player ¢ DIGITAL OUT - OPTICAL or COAXIAL VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK...
  • Page 25: To Connect A Dvd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your DVD player to the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080. Please refer to your DVD player’s instructions for more detail about its connec- tion jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 26: Connecting Your Cd-R Recorder

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices DIGITAL RECORD IN - COAXIAL (VR-5700/VR-5090 only) or OPTICAL Remove protective cap before connecting. Remove protective cap before connecting. DIGITAL OUT - OPTICAL or COAXIAL (VR-5700/VR-5090 only) RECORD IN (ANALOG) PLAY OUT (ANALOG) Connecting Your CD-R Recorder VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK...
  • Page 27: To Connect An Cd-R Recorder

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your CD-R recorder to the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080. Please refer to your CD-R recorder instructions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 28: Connecting Your Md Recorder Or Primary Tape Deck

    DIGITAL RECORD IN - COAXIAL (VR-5700/VR-5090 only) or OPTICAL Remove protective cap before connecting. DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL (VR-5700/VR-5090 only) RECORD IN (ANALOG) PLAY OUT (ANALOG) SYSTEM CONTROL CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK SURROUND ZONE B PRE OUT PRE OUT...
  • Page 29: To Connect An Md Recorder

    MD/TAPE1 REC OUT jacks as shown to the left. 3. If you are connecting a Kenwood tape deck with system control, connect the system control cable from the tape deck to the receiver. Be sure that the SL16/XS8 switch on the tape deck is set to SL16.
  • Page 30: Connecting Your Secondary Cd Player Or Tape Deck

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Secondary CD Player or Tape Deck The figure shows an example for the VR-5700. TAPE RECORD IN CD OUTPUT OR TAPE PLAY OUT VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK SURROUND ZONE B PRE OUT PRE OUT DIGITAL OUT COMPONENT VIDEO...
  • Page 31: To Connect A Secondary Cd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Secondary CD Player or Tape Deck, continued Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your CD player or tape deck to the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080.
  • Page 32: Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (With Ac-3 Rf Output)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (with AC-3 RF Output) AC-3 DIGITAL RF OUT OPTICAL or COAXIAL Remove protective cap before inserting DIGITAL OUTPUT RF INPUT DIGITAL INPUT COAX. AC-3 RF COAX. OPT. RF DEMODULATOR DIGITAL OUT S- VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 33: To Connect An Ac-3 Rf Output Laser Disc Player

    You must purchase an RF Demodulator (such as the Kenwood DEM-9991D available from one of our parts dis- tributors) if you plan to operate a player with a Dolby Digi- tal (AC-3) RF output with this receiver.
  • Page 34: Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (Without Ac-3 Rf Output)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (without AC-3 RF Output) DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL or COAXIAL Remove protective cap before inserting OPTICAL DIGITAL IN S- VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER SURROUND BACK SURROUND ZONE B PRE OUT PRE OUT...
  • Page 35: To Connect A Pcm Digital Output Laser Disc Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (without AC-3 RF Output), continued Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. These instructions describe how to connect a laser disc player with a PCM Digital Output.
  • Page 36: Connecting Your Turntable/Record Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices VIDEO SUB WOOFER CENTER ZONE B PRE OUT DIGITAL OUT COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO 3 IN TAPE1 CD-R VIDEO MONITOR VIDEO EXT.CONTROL RS-232C VIDEO OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL IN Connecting Your Turntable/Record Player AUDIO OUT IR RECEIVER IR REPEATER OUT/ IR RECEIVER DVD CONTROL...
  • Page 37: Connecting A Camcorder Or Additional Vcr

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting a Camcorder or Additional VCR This section focuses on the connections from your camcorder or VCR to the front of the VR-5700/VR-5090/ VR-5080. Please refer to your camcorder or VCR’s instruc- tions for more detail about its connection jacks and capa- bilities.
  • Page 38: What If I Have Several Kenwood Devices (System Control Chaining)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have Several Kenwood Devices (System Control Chaining)? Connecting system control cords after connecting a KENWOOD audio component system lets you take advan- tage of convenient system control operations. This unit is compatible only with the [SL16] mode. The sys- tem control operation is not available if the unit is con- nected in the [XS8] connection mode.
  • Page 39: Connecting The Antennas

    FM Outdoor Antenna FM 75 ANTENNA Kenwood recommends a permanently installed outdoor FM antenna for best FM reception. To connect an outdoor FM antenna: 1. Connect the antenna wire to a standard, commercially available antenna adapter as shown above.
  • Page 40: Chapter Two: Setting Up Remote Control Unit

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Chapter Two: Setting Up Remote Control Unit This Remote Control unit can be set up to remote control the receiver as well as most of the devices connected to it. The appearance and functions of the Remote Control unit are slightly different from other Remote Control units.
  • Page 41: Basic Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Remote Control unit is a new type of Remote Control unit which receives information from the receiver and display it on the LCD screen. This section describes the basic operations of Remote Con- trol unit.
  • Page 42: Setting Up Speakers

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Before you can begin using the receiver to control your home entertainment system, you must set up Remote Control unit to operate your speakers effectively. There are four areas of speaker setup: •...
  • Page 43: Balancing The Speaker Volumes

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit 8. When the center speaker setting menu appears, select Center Nml/THX, Large or Off in the same way as step 6, then press the Next button. Select Off when no cen- ter speaker is connected.
  • Page 44: Bass Peak Level

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit 6. Test noise is generated from the front left speaker. Lis- ten to the volume of the noise carefully. The test noise moves from a speaker to the next speaker every about 2 seconds. The test noise does not move while a control is manipulated.
  • Page 45: Identifying Components For Remote Control Unit

    • When the device is connected through a Kenwood system control cord, select System. In this case, the remote control signal is sent to the receiver then to the device connected to it.
  • Page 46: If A Device Cannot Be Remote Controlled With

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit 10. Press the AV POWER button. MUSIC MOVIE AV POWER SYS.POWER Pressing the AV POWER button causes Remote Control unit to transmit the signal turning on/off the device be- ing set. The device is turned on if the selected setup code is correct.
  • Page 47 Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Press the Exit button (LCD function button 2) to exit from the operation. Press the Clr (clear) button (LCD function button 1) if you want to clear the previously programmed remote control signal and reset to the factory shipment condition.
  • Page 48: Balancing The Speaker Levels With A Sound Level Meter

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Balancing the Speaker Levels with a Sound Level Meter Note: These instructions assume you are using a Radio Shack SPL meter, model 33-2050. 1. Eliminate as many external noise sources as possible 2.
  • Page 49: Rf Remote Control Function

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Changing the RF Transmission Frequency The RF remote function may be affected by radio interfer- ence, etc. In this case, the transmission frequency can be changed. To change the RF remote transmission frequency: 1.
  • Page 50: Chapter Three: Using Receiver's Front Panel To Set Up The Speakers

    Chapter Three: Using Receiver’s Front Panel to Set Up the Speakers Chapter Three: Using Receiver’s Front Panel to Set Up the Speakers You can also perform the Speaker Setup and program pre- set radio stations using the receiver’s front panel. (If you have already set up the speakers or programmed radio sta- tions using Remote Control unit you don’t have to repeat the procedures using the front panel.)
  • Page 51 Chapter Three: Using Receiver’s Front Panel to Set Up the Speakers A. If your surround back speakers are not capable of producing clean, deep bass energy at output levels that match those produced by a typical powered subwoofer, leave the receiver set this way and pro- ceed to step 4.
  • Page 52: Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Zones

    Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Zones Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Zones The VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080 offers dual-zone output and control, which enables you to use a single receiver to con- trol devices and speakers for two zones (rooms). Due to its advanced features and controls, you can play music in one zone while watching a movie in the other! Depending on your tastes and budget, you can set up one...
  • Page 53: Making Connections

    This section describes how to connect speakers in the two zones to support the different scenarios. Before you read this section, Kenwood recommends reading “Connecting Scenario 1: Surround Sound in Zone A only/Stereo in Zone A and Stereo in Zone B (Using the Receiver’s Speaker B Outputs)
  • Page 54: Connecting The External Infrared Receivers And Ir Repeaters

    Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Zones Connecting the External Infrared Receivers and IR Repeaters IR RECEIVER IR-9991 N I T IR OUT IR IN VIDEO ZONE B PRE OUT DIGITAL OUT TAPE1 CD-R VIDEO VIDEO EXT.CONTROL RS-232C VIDEO OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL IN The figure shows an example for the VR-5700...
  • Page 55: To Connect A Kenwood Ir-9991 Ir Transceiver

    IR transceiver to the VR-5700/VR-5090/VR-5080 and use Remote Control unit’s IR communication instead of RF. Kenwood’s optional IR-9991 IR transceiver supports Remote Control unit’s 2-way communication and will supply sys- tem status feedback to Remote Control unit. You can sub-...
  • Page 56: Chapter Five: Warnings And Specifications

    Be especially careful not to use contact cleaning agents containing oil, since they may de- form the plastic components. Kenwood follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason, specifications may be changed without notice.
  • Page 57 Chapter Five : Warnings and Specifications Video Section Video Inputs / Outputs Video (composite) ... 1 Vp-p / 75 S Video (luminance signal) ... 1 Vp-p / 75 (chrominance signal) ... 0.286 Vp-p / 75 Component (luminance signal) ... 1 Vp-p / 75 -signal) ...
  • Page 58 Chapter Five : Warnings and Specifications Video Section Video Inputs / Outputs Video (composite) ... 1 Vp-p / 75 S Video (luminance signal) ... 1 Vp-p / 75 (chrominance signal) ... 0.286 Vp-p / 75 Component (luminance signal) ... 1 Vp-p / 75 -signal) ...
  • Page 59 Numerics CD player, connecting ... 16 identifying to Remote Control unit ... 39 200-Disc CD Changer CD-R Recorder, connecting ... 20 connecting ... 17 identifying to Remote Control unit ... 39 connecting SL16 text cable ... 17 center speaker, connecting ... 4, 8 identifying for Remote Control unit ...
  • Page 60: For Your Records

    selecting speakers ... 36 setup codes speaker distance, setting ... 38 speaker level, setting ... 37 SL16 speaker type, setting ... 36 subwoofer level, setting ... 38 RF remote antenna ... 33 RF remote control function ... 43 right speakers sound level meter ...

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