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AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VR - 9050

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

KENWOOD CORPORATION
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 unit to control other KENWOOD DVD players.
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.
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this receiver has several operation modes. These modes enable the remote control unit to control other KENWOOD DVD players. 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.).
  • Page 2: Before Applying The Power

    Once you have setup the remote control, you’ll be able to operate both this model and your KENWOOD DVD player using the remote control supplied with this model. Additional Information Shows you additional information such as “In case of difficulty”...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    DVD 6-channel playback ... 30 Convenient functions ... 30 Adjusting the sound ... 30 Display dimmer adjustment ... 32 Sleep timer ... 32 Basic remote control operations for KENWOOD Remote Control DVD players ... 33 DVD player operation keys ... 33 Additional In case of difficulty ...
  • 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

    "GAME" and the optimum sound field for enjoying games is set. This feature improves your convenience in playing video games. IR (InfraRed) remote control In addition to the basic receiver operations, this IR remote control supplied can also control KENWOOD DVD players directly without using the DVD Special features. §...
  • 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. SL S "S" indicator will light up when the surround com- ponent of the audio sig- Input channel indicators nals is only 1 channel.
  • Page 7: Remote Control Unit

    @ STEREO key Use to switch the listen mode to STEREO. # DSP MODE key • Some keys can be used for operating KENWOOD DVD players by pressing CD/DVD or DVD/6CH key beforehand. & Use to select any of the DSP mode.
  • 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

    Setting up the system Connecting the terminals 1 Strip coating. 2 Loosen. 3 Insert. 4 Secure. 1 Strip coating. 2 Push the lever. 3 Insert the cord. 4 Return the lever. Connection of banana plugs 1 Secure. 2 Insert. • Sound will not be heard if the speaker terminal is not fully secured. •...
  • 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 For COMPONENT VIDEO connection VIDEO OUT VIDEO 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. S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO...
  • 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. VIDEO COAXIAL DIGITAL...
  • Page 14: Connecting Video Components (Component Video)

    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. When connecting the TV to the COMPONENT jacks, be sure to connect all the other components to the COMPONENT jacks. COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO MONITOR 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 se- lect “SB LARGEx1” or “SB NORMALx1” at Speaker settings. Left Right SURROUND SURROUND BACK •...
  • Page 16: Connecting To The Av Aux Jacks

    Setting up the system Connecting to the AV AUX jacks The AV AUX jacks are convenient for connection of video components such as a camcorder or a video game. S VIDEO VIDEO L-AUDIO-R S VIDEO cord VIDEO OUT Video game, Camcorder, other VCR or portable MD S VIDEO OUT Player...
  • Page 17: Preparing For Surround Sound

    Preparing for surround sound Speaker settings To enable you to obtain optimum enjoyment from the receiver’s listening modes, make sure to complete the speaker settings (Subwoofer, Front, Center, Surround and Surround Back Speakers) as described below. (POWER ON/STANDBY) SETUP RECEIVER ON SETUP Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing the (POWER ON/STANDBY) key or RECEIVER ON key.
  • Page 18 Preparing for surround sound 8 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or MULTI %/fi to select the appropriate Surround Speaker setting. If you selected “FRNT LARGE” as the Front Speaker setting, 1 SURR NORMAL : Average size Surround Speakers are con- nected to the receiver.
  • Page 19 Preparing for surround sound Input the distance to the speakers. • Indicators appear only for the channels of the speakers selected in step 3. 1 Press the keys or MULTI @/# keys to select the SP ∧ ∨ DISTANCE on setup displays and press the SETUP key again. 2 Measure the distance from the listening position to each of the speakers.
  • Page 20: Normal Playback

    Normal playback Preparing for playback Some preparatory steps are needed before starting playback. (POWER ON/STANDBY) SPEAKERS 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.
  • Page 21: Input Level Adjustment (Analog Sources Only)

    Normal playback Input level adjustment (analog sources only) MULTI CONTROL Input SOUND Selector keys Input Selector keys Input level adjustment (analog sources only) If the input level of an analog source signal is too high, the CLIP indicator will blink to indicate the source signal. Adjust the input level. MUTE CLIP CLIP...
  • Page 22: Recording

    Normal playback One-touch low frequency emphasis (BASS BOOST) You can adjust the sound quality when the receiver is in the PCM stereo and analog stereo modes. Press the BASS BOOST key. • Press the key once to select the maximum (+10) low frequency emphasis setting.
  • Page 23: Recording Audio (Digital Sources)

    Recording Recording audio (digital sources) Switch on the REC MODE to record a digital input source. Usually use the REC MODE AUTO to record audio input sources. When the digital mode changes during recording in the REC MODE AUTO, the audio input source may be interrupted momentarily.
  • Page 24: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    Listening to radio broadcasts The receiver can store up to 40 stations in the memory and recall them by one-touch operation. Tuning radio stations BAND MULTI CONTROL TUNER AUTO/MONO BAND TUNER Use the TUNER key to select the tuner. Use the BAND key to select the desired broadcast band. Each press switches the band.
  • Page 25: Receiving Preset Stations

    Listening to radio broadcasts Receiving preset stations Numeric keys TUNER 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: 0, 5 For “15”, press 0, 0, )
  • Page 26: 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 speaker placements are for 5.1 channel surround sound system which are;...
  • Page 27 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 Compared with previous Dolby surround, Dolby Digital provides even better sound quality, greater spatial accuracy, and improved dynamic range.
  • Page 28: Surround Play

    Ambience effects DSP mode The DSP mode lets you add the atmosphere of a live concert or hall to almost any type of program source. These modes are particu- larly effective when used with stereo program sources, like CD, television, and FM radio. You might enjoy trying the ARENA, JAZZ CLUB, THEATER, STADIUM or DISCO mode the next time you watch a concert or sporting event! What's DSP mode?
  • Page 29 Ambience effects When the Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital EX signal is input : 1 DOLBY DIGITAL : Dolby Digital surround. 2 DOLBY D EX : Dolby Digital EX surround. 3 ŸD+PLIIx MOVIE : Dolby Digital+Pro Logic IIx surround MOVIE mode. 4 ŸD+PLIIx MUSIC : Dolby Digital+Pro Logic IIx surround MUSIC mode.
  • Page 30: Dvd 6-Channel Playback

    Ambience effects DVD 6-channel playback Using a DVD player or the like equipped with six (5.1) output channels and the receiver, you can enjoy surround sound playback. Connecting a DVD player which can decode the surround signal itself is also acceptable. INPUT MODE DVD/6CH DVD/6CH...
  • Page 31 Convenient functions Midnight mode (Dolby Digital and DTS mode only) When watching movies at night , you might not be able to raise the volume as loud as normal. Midnight mode compresses the dynamic range of previously specified heavy sound passage of the Dolby Digital and DTS sound track (like scenes with sudden increases in volume) to minimize the difference in volume between the scenes with heavy sound passage and scenes with normal sound passage.
  • Page 32: Display Dimmer Adjustment

    Convenient functions Center Image mode (Neo:6 Music mode only) In the CENTER IMAGE setting mode of the Neo:6 MUSIC listen mode, it is possible to enhance the center channel audio by adjusting the center signal component. 1 Press the SOUND key, then press the ∧...
  • Page 33: Basic Remote Control Operations For Kenwood

    Basic remote control operations for KENWOOD DVD players DVD player operation keys The remote control of this unit can control KENWOOD DVD players directly without using the remote control supplied with the DVD player. DV-4900, DV-4070B, DV-2070, DV-203, DVF-9010, DVF-K7010, DVF-5010, DVF-R9030, DVF-R7030, DVF-3530, DV-402, DV-5900, DV-5700, DVF-R9050, DVF-J6050, DV-505, DV-503, DV-502, DVF-3550, DVF-3050, DVF-R4050, DVF-605, DV-6050, DVF-R5060, DVF-3060, DVF-3060K, DV-705, DVF-R5070, DVF-3070, DVF-3080, DVF-N7080, DVF-8100, DVF-3200 and DVF-3250.
  • Page 34: 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 35 • The remote control has not been set to the operation mode for the KENWOOD DVD player you wish to control. Remedy • Press any of the Input Selector keys to select the appropriate operation mode.
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Coaxial ... 0.5 Vp-p / 75 Ω 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).

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