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AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VR-9070

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 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.
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Using the remote control without completely understanding its design and how to switch the operation modes may result in incorrect operations. For the U.S.A. Register Online Register your Kenwood Home Audio product at www.kenwoodusa.com Plus opt in to receive e-mail updates and other offers when you register at our web site.
  • Page 2: Before Applying The Power

    In regard to contact cleaner Do not use contact cleaners because it could cause a malfunction. Be specially careful not to use contact cleaners containing oil, for they may deform the plastic component. TAR ® Partner, Kenwood TAR ® NERGY...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Before applying the power Contents Caution : Read the pages marked safe operation. Before applying the power ... 2 Safety precautions ... 2 How to use this manual ... 2 Unpacking ... 4 Preparing the remote control ... 4 Special features ... 5 Names and functions of parts ...
  • 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

    Before applying the power Special features True home theater sound This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your video software and audio source. Select a surround mode according to your equipment or the software you are going to play and enjoy! •...
  • 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

    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 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. 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. 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 SURROUND SURROUND BACK • To make sure that each speaker has been connected properly, pay attention to the test tone from each speaker. Refer to “6 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 Repeater

    Setting up the system Connecting the external IR Repeater 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 repeater away from the receiver. Monitor TV Connecting IR repeater 1 Connect the IR repeater to the device as described in the...
  • Page 19: 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 S VIDEO OUT MD Player...
  • Page 20: 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 MULTI CONTROL SOUND RECEIVER ON SETUP...
  • Page 21 Preparing for surround sound If you selected “FRNT NML/THX” as the Front Speaker setting, 1 SURR NML/THX : Average size Surround Speakers are connected to the receiver. 2 SURR OFF : Surround Speaker setting mode to the receiver is OFF. •...
  • Page 22 Preparing for surround sound Adjust the bass peak level. A restriction is put on the low frequency so that the bass peak level will not go higher than the acceptable level when the volume is increased. If Subwoofer is OFF, the limitation will affect the low frequency of the Front Left and Right Speakers.
  • Page 23: 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 24: Input Level Adjustment (Analog Sources Only)

    Normal playback Input level adjustment (analog sources only) MULTI CONTROL SOUND Input Selector keys MULTI %/ fi, Input level adjustment (analog sources only) If the input level of an analog source signal is too high, the CLIP indicator will light up to indicate the source signal. Adjust the input level. MUTE CLIP CLIP...
  • Page 25 Normal playback Adjusting the LOUDNESS mode (remote control only) You can adjust the Loudness function which controls the low volume settings to maintain the music's richness. The adjustment can be made when the receiver is in the PCM stereo mode, analog stereo mode and when “THX OFF”.
  • Page 26: Recording

    Recording Recording audio (analog sources) Input Selector keys Recording a music source 1 Use the INPUT SELECTOR key or 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 27 Recording For REC MODE AUTO : MUTE AUTO DETECT DIGITAL CLIP MUTE AUTO DETECT DIGITAL CLIP For REC MODE MANUAL : MUTE DIGITAL CLIP SL S MUTE DIGITAL CLIP SL S 4 Start playback, then start recording. • If the audio reproduction stops in the middle due to change in the input signals, etc., press the DIMMER key.
  • Page 28: 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 AUTO/MONO TUNER MULTI %/ fi BAND AUTO/MONO TUNING 1/¡ Use the INPUT SELECTOR key or TUNER key to select the tuner.
  • Page 29: 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: 0, 5 For “15”, press 0, 0, )
  • Page 30: 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 31 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 32 Ambience effects Movie soundtracks are mixed in special movie theatres called dub- bing stages and are designed to be played back in movie theatres with similar equipment and conditions. This same soundtrack is then transferred directly onto Laserdisc, VHS tape, DVD, etc., and is not changed for playback in a small home theatre environment.
  • Page 33: Surround Play

    Ambience effects Surround play The DTS compatible models can reproduce a CD, DVD, or LD 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 34 Ambience effects DSP mode. DSP can produce these effects without spoiling the sound quality of the original music or video source. This mode can be selected when digital signals other than DOLBY DIGITAL or DTS, or analog signal come in. 1 Pressing the DSP key or DSP MODE key will display the current DSP mode status.
  • Page 35: Virtual Modes

    Ambience effects Virtual modes The following modes allow you to enjoy powerful surround audio even when you use only two speakers or listen through headphones. • In the Dolby Virtual Speaker and Dolby Headphone modes, only the listen modes for 2 channels can be selected. Also, the desired listen mode may be unable to be selected depending on the reproduced signals.
  • Page 36: Convenient Functions

    Convenient functions Adjusting the sound You can make further adjustments to the sound while listening to playback in the surround mode. STEREO MULTI CONTROL DIMMER SOUND MULTI %/ fi, DIMMER LISTEN MODE %/ fi 1 For the remote control, press the RCV MODE key to switch to receiver mode.
  • Page 37 Convenient functions Dimension mode (Pro Logic II x Music 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.
  • Page 38: Display Dimmer Adjustment

    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 39: Basic Remote Control Operations For Other Components

    Find the setup code of the component to be registered. • Refer to the setup code lists to find the setup code for the component to be registered. Example: To register a DVD made by KENWOOD, you would enter “0534”. Input...
  • Page 40: Control Re-Assigning Device Keys

    Basic remote control operations for other components Repeat step 3 three more times for the remaining digits. Use “2” for the second digit, “3” for the third digit, and “4” for the fourth digit. To check the codes of your other components, repeat steps 1 through 4 , but substitute the appropriate key (i.e., DVD/ 6CH, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, CD/DVD, MD/TAPE, PHONO, AV AUX, TV MODE) for the component you are checking.
  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43 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 44 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 45 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 46: 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 47 Basic remote control operations for other components Refer to the following for the type of remote control operations available for each component. DSS operation keys RECEIVER STANDBY SOURCE DVD/6CH VIDEO1 VIDEO2 CD/DVD MD/TAPE PHONO TUNER ACTIVE EQ RCV MODE Numeric keys INFO INFO (Information) TONE...
  • Page 48 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 RECEIVER STANDBY SOURCE DVD/6CH VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3 CD/DVD MD/TAPE PHONO AV AUX TUNER ACTIVE EQ RCV MODE TV MODE TV INPUT...
  • Page 49 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) RECEIVER SOURCE STANDBY DVD/6CH VIDEO1 VIDEO2 CD/DVD MD/TAPE PHONO TUNER ACTIVE EQ...
  • Page 50: 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 51 In case of difficulty Remote control unit Symptom Certain inputs cannot be selected using the remote control. Remote control operation is not possible. Cause • No setup codes registered for the respective input(s). • The remote control unit is set to a different operation mode.
  • Page 52: Information Specifications

    Optical ... –21 dBm ~ –15 dBm, 660 nm ±30 nm 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).