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Take the time to read through this instruction
Familiarity with installation and operation
procedures will help you obtain the best per-
formance from your new CD-receiver.
For your records
Record the serial number, found on the back of
the unit, in the spaces designated on the warran-
ty 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 KDC-X615/6015/515S
Serial number


©B64-1625-00 (KW)


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your KENWOOD dealer for information or service on the product. Model KDC-X615/6015/515S...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before use Warning...3 Safety precautions ...4 Handling Compact discs ...6 General features Power...7 Volume ...7 Attenuator ...7 Switching Modes ...8 Audio Control Setting...8 Mobile Preset...11 Loudness ...11 Non-Fading Output...11 Theft Deterrent Faceplate...12 Tuner features Tuning ...14 Station Preset Memory...14 Auto Memory Entry ...14 Switching Display for Tuner...15 Station Name Preset Play (SNPP) ...15...

  • Page 3: Warning


  • Page 4: 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 5

    NOTE • If you experience problems during installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. • Press the reset button if the disc auto changer is first controlled and operates incorrectly. The original operating condition will return. DISC EJECT SCAN D.SCN M.RDM MENU...

  • Page 6: 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 7: General Features

    General features SCAN D.SCN M.RDM MENU LOUD ATT / LOUD #1 - 6 KDC-X615/KDC-6015 ATT indicator LOUD indicator KDC-515S ATT indicator LOUD indicator SRC / Power ¢ PWR OFF Turning on the power: Press the SRC (source) button. NOTE DISC Turn the power on before carrying out the following procedures.

  • Page 8: Switching Modes

    Press the 4/¢ button. Please refer to the following for the adjusting values. Press the AUD button to end the control mode. "Kex"/"ec4"/"EC4" : Recalling the kenwood preset sound setting Press the preset buttons (#1-6). Settings: #1;Flat, #2;Rock, #3;Pops/Top40, #4;Jazz, #5;Easy, #6;Scan of #1-5 (KDC-X615/6015 only)

  • Page 9

    Function of the KDC-X615 "Bass F" : Adjust the center frequency of the bass. Setting values: 60 / 70 / 80 / 100 (Only when the bass quality factor is set to 1.00, 1.25 or 1.50) / 150 (Only when the bass quality factor is set to 2.00) Hz NOTE This mode is available only when the Sound coordinate system is...

  • Page 10

    General features Function of the KDC-X615 "HPF F" : Adjust the frequency of the High-pass filter for front output. Setting values: Through / 40Hz / 60Hz / 80Hz / 100Hz / 120Hz / 150Hz / 180Hz / 220Hz NOTE You can separately set the high-pass filter for front and rear output,including preouts.The high-pass filter works except during non-fading preout when switching to non-fading.The factory default settings for front output and rear output are "through"...

  • Page 11: Mobile Preset

    Function of the KDC-X615 Recalling your sound settings: Press a preset button (#1-6) except during the bass center frequency, bass level, bass quality factor, bass extension, treble center frequency, and treble level adjust mode. NOTE This mode is available only when Sound coordinate system is on. Function of the KDC-6015 Mobile Preset This function allows you to adjust the setting that is recalled...

  • Page 12: Theft Deterrent Faceplate

    General features Theft Deterrent Faceplate The faceplate can be reversed to hide the control panel or detached form the unit, helping to deter theft. Removing the Faceplate: • When the control panel is visible Press the release button. • When the control panel has been hidden: Press the upper side of the faceplate.

  • Page 13

    The buttons do not work when the control panel is slided. Tuner features SCAN D.SCN M.RDM LOUD AUTO/AME #1~6 KDC-X615/KDC-6015 Frequency Band display ST indicator KDC-515S Band display Frequency ST indicator AUTO indicator — 13 — SRC / ¢ PWR OFF DISC EJECT MENU...

  • Page 14: Tuner Features Tuning

    Tuner features Tuning You can choose from three tuning modes: auto seek, preset station seek, and manual. The "AUTO 1" indicator lights up when auto seek tuning is selected, and the "AUTO 2" indicator lights when preset station seek tuning is selected. Selecting Tuning Mode: Press the AUTO button.

  • Page 15: Switching Display For Tuner

    Press the preset station button (#1-6) for the desired station. The number of the recalled station is displayed. Switching Display for Tuner You can change the display used when listening to the radio. Changing the Display: Each time you press the DISP button, the display changes as follows: Station frequency SNPS name (only when being preset)

  • Page 16: Station Name Preset (snps)

    Tuner features Station Name Preset (SNPS) You can assign names to radio stations with the Station Preset Memory. Up to 32 FM stations and 16 AM stations can be assigned names. Adjust the frequency to the station whose name you want to enter.

  • Page 17

    LOUD SCAN M.RDM D.SCN KDC-X615/KDC-6015 Track number Disc number KDC-515S Track number I When a unit equipped with an O-N switch is to be SRC / ¢ 38 connected, please also see the instruction manual of this PWR OFF unit.

  • Page 18: Cd/external Disc Control Features Playing Cds

    CD/External disc control features Playing CDs Playing CDs: Press the release button to slide open the faceplate, showing the CD insertion slot. Holding the CD with the labeled side facing up, insert it in the slot. The CD will start playing. Push back the bottom of the faceplate with your hand until it locks.

  • Page 19: Switching Display For Discs

    Switching Display for Discs Switch the display that appears while discs are playing. Switching Display for Discs: Each time you press the DISP button, the display during disc play switches as follows: Track time Disc name (DNPS) Disc title (Units featuring CD text/MD only) Track title (Units featuring CD text/MD only) Clock Date...

  • Page 20: Disc Search

    CD/External disc control features Disc Search Function of disc changers) Search forward or backward through the discs in a disc changer. Making a Reverse Disc Search: – Press the DISC button to display the desired disc number. Each time the button is pressed, the displayed disc number decreases by one.

  • Page 21: Track Scan

    Track Repeat ON Disc Repeat ON (Function of disc changers) Track/Disc Repeat OFF "T-Repeat/T-REP ON" is displayed and the track number blinks in the display when track repeat is on. "D-Repeat/D-REP ON" is displayed and the disc number blinks in the display when disc repeat is on. NOTE Repeat play is canceled when you eject the disc.

  • Page 22: Magazine Random Play

    CD/External disc control features Magazine Random Play Function of disc changers) Play the tracks on all the discs in the disc changer in random order. Press the M.RDM button to switch magazine random play on and off. "M-Random/MRDM ON" is displayed when magazine random play is turned on.

  • Page 23

    – Pressing the DISC button will rapidly display the preset names/disc titles in reverse order. When the name appears for the disc you want to play Press the OK button. The disc whose name is displayed will be recalled, and the disc name preset play (DNPP) mode will end.

  • Page 24: Presetting Disc Names (dnps)

    CD/External disc control features Presetting Disc Names (DNPS) Store the names of discs to be displayed when played. Play the disc whose name you want to preset. NOTE • This function is not available for disc changers that do not feature the Disc Name Preset function.

  • Page 25

    • Pressing the reset button erases the disc names stored in this unit, but does not erase names stored in a disc changer. Menu settings SCAN D.SCN M.RDM LOUD #1 - 4 KDC-X615/KDC-6015 Menu display KDC-515S Menu display — 25 — ¢ DISC EJECT MENU AUTO DISP NAME.S...

  • Page 26: Menu Settings Menu System

    Menu settings Menu System You can set the defaults for additional functions in the menu mode. Make a setting for each function, referring to the following operations. Enter the menu mode Press the MENU button for at least one second. "MENU"...

  • Page 27: Calendar Adjustment

    Calendar Adjustment Adjust the date for the unit so that you can use the calendar function. Display and setting: Select the display "Date Adjust/DATE ADJ" during the selecting function in the menu system. Press either the 4 or ¢ button for at least two seconds to enter the Calendar adjustment mode.

  • Page 28: Memo Mode

    Menu settings Memo Mode You can input the text to be displayed and set the date when that text will appear in the display with the calendar function. Display and setting: Select the display "Memo Mode/MEMO MOD" during the selecting function in the menu mode. Press either the 4 or ¢...

  • Page 29: Selectable Illumination

    Once the security code function has been activated, "Security/SECURITY" disappears from the MENU system. Note that it will no longer be possible to cancel this function afterwards. Press the SRC button repeatedly to select the standby mode. "ALL OFF" is displayed when the standby mode is selected. Select the four digits to use in your security code.

  • Page 30: Contrast Adjustment

    Menu settings Function of the KDC-X615/KDC-6015 Contrast Adjustment This adjustment permits easy viewing of the display. Display and setting: "Contrast 0" – "Contrast 10" NOTE The initial setting value is "5" . Function of the KDC-X615/KDC-6015 Dimmer You can dim the display. NOTE The dimmer function is not available for units if the dimmer wire is not connected.

  • Page 31: External Amp Control

    Function of the KDC-X615 External Amp Control Adjust the bass boost level of the external amplifier using the main unit. Display and setting: "AMP BASS FLT" : Bass boost level is flat. "AMP BASS +6" : Bass boost level is low (+6dB). "AMP BASS +12"...

  • Page 32: Basic Operations Of Remote


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    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 CD mode External disc control mode Standby mode NOTE •...

  • Page 34

    Basic Operations of remote Optional for the KDC-515S CD/External disc control features • 4/¢ buttons Press the 4 button to search through the tracks backward. Press the ¢ button to search through the tracks forward. Use to move the cursor while entering disc name.

  • Page 35: Accessories

    Accessories External view ...1 ...1 ...2 ...4 ...4 ...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. Installation Procedure 1.

  • Page 36: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    Rear right output (Red) /Non-fading right output (KDC-X615 only) Front right output (Red) Front left output (White) KENWOOD disc changer / DAB control input / Display Data Output Jack Outputs data representing the unit's current state, causing it to appear in the external display.To connect to this jack,...

  • Page 37: Installation

    Installation Installation Firewall or metal support Accessory6 Self-tapping Accessory2 Metal mounting screw strap (commercially available) NOTE Make sure that the unit is installed securely in place. If the unit is unstable, it may malfunction (for example, the sound may skip). Installing in Japanese-Made Cars Refer to the section “Removing the hard rubber frame (P.

  • Page 38

    Installation Removing the hard rubber frame Refer to the section “Theft deterrent faceplate (P. 12)” and then remove the faceplate. Engage the catch pins on the removal tool and remove the two locks on the upper level. Push upward the frame and pull it forward as shown in the figure.

  • Page 39

    Installation Locking the faceplate to the unit If you want to lock the faceplate to the unit so that it does not fall off, follow the directions below. Refer to the function "Theft Deterrent Faceplate" (page 12) and remove the faceplate. Insert the provided screw into the hole at the center of the bottom side of the faceplate which you...

  • Page 40: 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 41

    Troubleshooting Guide CD/MD/External 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 42

    Troubleshooting Guide The following messages are displayed when certain problems are occurring in your system. Take the recommended actions. No disc magazine has been loaded in the changer. The disc magazine is not completely loaded. EJECT ] Load the disc magazine properly. No CD in the unit.

  • Page 43: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications subject to change without notice. FM tuner section Frequency Range (200 kHz Space) ...87.9MHz-107.9MHz Usable Sensitivity (S/N: 30dB) ...9.3dBf (0.8 µV/75 Ω) Quieting Sensitivity (S/N: 50dB) ...15.2dBf (1.6 µV/75 Ω) Frequency Response (±3.0dB) ...30Hz – 15kHz Signal to Noise ratio ...70dB(MONO) Selectivity...≥...

This manual also for:

Kdc-6015, Kdc-x615

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