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Kenwood VR-4090 Instruction Manual

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VR-4090/VR-4080
KRF-V7773D
This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above.
Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area.
B60-4487-10 01 CH (K, P, T, M, X, Y) OC 9911

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  • Page 1 VR-4090/VR-4080 KRF-V7773D This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above. ‰ Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area. B60-4487-10 01 CH (K, P, T, M, X, Y) OC 9911...
  • Page 2 Connecting and Setting Up Your New Kenwood Audio-Video Receiver Welcome to the Connection and Setup Guide for your new Use it to connect all your current audio and video com- D.R.I.V.E. circuit: This is a KENWOOD original technology Kenwood Audio-Video Receiver. This manual covers two ponents—the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D has a vari- for reproducing signals with high resolution by instant models.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Before Applying Power Read this section carefully to ensure safe operation. VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D is designed for operation *AC voltage selection AC voltage selector switch as follows. The AC voltage selector switch on the rear panel is set to the U.S.A. and Canada ........ AC 120 V only AC 110 ~120V / AC220 ~ 240V voltage that prevails in the area to which the unit is shipped.
  • Page 4 CHANNEL SPACE / DE-EMPHASIS Switch Not present for USA, Canada, U.K. and Australia The CHANNEL SPACE / DE-EMPHASIS switch on the rear panel is set to the correct setting that prevails in the area to CHANNEL CHANNEL SPACE Area which the unit is shipped. However, if the CHANNEL SPACE SPACE freq.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents To Connect a Kenwood 200-Disc CD Connecting Your Turntable/Record Player ..28 Chapter One : Connecting Your Changer Devices ..........1 To Connect a Turntable/Record Player To Connect Any Other Primary CD Player or Changer Noting Your Devices ..........3 Connecting a Camcorder or Additional VCR ..
  • Page 6 Table of Contents Resetting the Remote Control unit ..... 34 Basic Operation of Remote Control unit .... 35 Setting Up Speakers ..........36 SP Selection SP Level SP Distance Identifying Components For Remote Control unit ................38 If a device cannot be remote controlled with any code in the list, or to add remote control target functions...
  • Page 7: Chapter One: Connecting Your Devices

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Chapter One: Connecting Your Devices Welcome to the Kenwood VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D Important: Note on the video signals Connection and Setup Guide. This chapter guides you The VR-4080/KRF-V7773D have two sets of input jacks for Your new receiver requires adequate ventilation to perform through connecting your home entertainment devices to the composite video and S-Video signals respectively, but reliably.
  • Page 8 Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices The following diagram shows the entire back of the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Channel space/FM de- emphasis switch Note that some component jacks are linked to spe- (only for some cific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a video * The shape of plugs component with a digital optical cable, you should areas)
  • Page 9: Noting Your Devices

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Noting Your Devices Jack Set Device Manufacturer Model # Setup Code Phono MD/Tape1 CD2/Tape2 Monitor CD-R Monitor out (TV on Remote Control unit) Video1 Video2 Video3 Video4 (VR-4090 only) Use this table and the diagram on the preceding page to You will need this information later, when you set up your If your digital Choose this jack...
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Speakers

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Speakers CENTER FRONT FRONT SURROUND SURROUND POWERED SUBWOOFER RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY...
  • Page 11: To Connect Front Speakers Only

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Speakers, continued Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until all connec- To Connect Front and Surround Sound 4. Insert the wire from the positive jack on the RIGHT tions have been made. SURROUND speaker into the U-shaped slot on the base Speakers: of the positive RIGHT SURROUND post.
  • Page 12: What If I Have An Amplifier

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have an Amplifier? FRONT FRONT Power Amp RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY...
  • Page 13: What If I Have An Amplifier

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have an Amplifier?, continued 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.
  • Page 14: Connecting Your Tv

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your TV RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY SL 16 TEXT VIDEO2 PLAY SURROUND TAPE1 CENTER VIDEO3 PLAY TAPE1 PLAY VIDEO4 CD-R...
  • Page 15: To Connect A Tv

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your TV, continued To Connect a TV: What if I Want to Watch TV without Turning on the Receiver? 1. Review the information under “Before You Begin” on page 1. It contains important notes about the types of The connection described here sets your TV up as a monitor video connections you can make.
  • Page 16: Connecting Your Cable Tv Or Satellite Tuner

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Cable TV or Satellite Tuner Note that video device jacks are linked to specific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a satellite tuner with a digital cable, you should connect the analog cables to the VIDEO3 video device jacks and the digital cable to the VIDEO3 digital jack.
  • Page 17: To Connect A Cable Tv Tuner With A Com

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Cable TV or Satellite Tuner, continued To Connect a Cable TV Tuner with a To Connect a Satellite Tuner: Composite (RCA) Video Output: 1. Review the information under “Before You Begin” on page 1.
  • Page 18: Connecting Your Vcr(S)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your VCR(s) RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S-VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 S-VIDEO OUT PHONO PLAY SL 16 TEXT VIDEO2 PLAY SURROUND TAPE1 CENTER VIDEO3 PLAY...
  • Page 19: To Connect A Primary Vcr

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your VCR(s), continued To Connect a Primary VCR: To Connect a Secondary VCR: 1. Review the information under “Before You Begin” on 1. Review the information under “Before You Begin” on page 1. It contains important notes about the types of page 1.
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Primary Cd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Primary CD Player o PUSH OPEN & › RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1 Remove protective cap PHONO...
  • Page 21: What If I Have A Video Cd-Compatible Cd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Primary CD Player, continued To Connect a Kenwood 200-Disc CD To Connect Any Other Primary CD Player or Changer: Changer: 1. Connect the audio cables from the CD player’s audio 1. Connect one set of audio cables from the 200-Disc Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have jacks to the receiver’s CD1 jack set as shown to the left.
  • Page 22: Connecting Your Dvd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your DVD Player DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY Remove protective cap SL 16 TEXT before connecting.
  • Page 23: To Connect A Dvd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your DVD Player, continued page 1. It contains important notes about the types of The illustration shows two digital connections, one for video connections you can make. coaxial connection and one for optical connection. Your DVD player supports one or the other of these connec- 2.
  • Page 24: Connecting Your Cd-R Recorder

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your CD-R Recorder DIGITAL RECORD IN - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL Remove protective cap RF REMOTE ANTENNA before connecting. SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT FM 75‰ ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO...
  • Page 25: To Connect An Cd-R Recorder

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your CD-R Recorder, continued To Connect an CD-R Recorder: 1. Connect the audio cable from the CD-R recorder’s Play OUT jacks to the receiver’s CD-R PLAY IN jacks as shown to the left. Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have 2.
  • Page 26: Connecting Your Md Recorder Or Primary Tape Deck

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your MD Recorder or Primary Tape Deck DIGITAL RECORD IN - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL Remove protective cap RF REMOTE ANTENNA before connecting. SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1...
  • Page 27: To Connect An Md Recorder

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your MD Recorder or Primary Tape Deck, continued To Connect an MD Recorder: To Connect a Primary Tape Deck: 1. Connect the audio cable from the MD recorder’s Play 1. Connect the audio cable from the tape deck’s Play OUT OUT jacks to the receiver’s MD/TAPE1 PLAY IN jacks as jacks to the receiver’s MD/TAPE1 PLAY IN jacks as shown shown to the left.
  • Page 28: Connecting Your Secondary Cd Player Or Tape Deck

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Secondary CD Player or Tape Deck RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY SL 16 TEXT VIDEO2 PLAY SURROUND TAPE1 CENTER VIDEO3...
  • Page 29: To Connect A Secondary Cd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Secondary CD Player or Tape Deck, continued To Connect a Secondary CD Player: To Connect a Secondary Tape Deck: 1. Connect the audio cables from the CD player’s audio 1. Connect the audio cable from the tape deck’s Play OUT jacks to the receiver’s CD2/TAPE2 MONITOR PLAY IN jacks to the receiver’s CD2/TAPE2 MONITOR PLAY IN jack set as shown to the left.
  • Page 30: 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) DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL AC-3 RF OUT RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO...
  • Page 31: To Connect An Ac-3 Rf Output Laser Disc Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (with AC-3 RF Output), continued To Connect an AC-3 RF Output Laser Disc 6. Connect the demodulator’s supplied 12V AC adapter to the DC IN jack on the demodulator. Do not plug the Player: adapter into the wall until you have finished making all 1.
  • Page 32: 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) Note that video device jacks are linked to specific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a laser disc player with a digital cable, you should connect the analog cables to the VIDEO3 video device jacks and the digital cable to the VIDEO3 digital jack.
  • Page 33: 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 To Connect a PCM Digital Output Laser Disc 4. When the LD player has digital jacks, connect a digital (coaxial or optical) cable between the LD player’s digi- Player: tal jack and the receiver’s VIDEO3 or VIDEO4 (VR-4090 1.
  • Page 34: Connecting Your Turntable/Record Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Turntable/Record Player Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your turntable/ record player to the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Please AUDIO OUT refer to your turntable/record player’s instructions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 35: 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-4090/VR-4080/ KRF-V7773D. Please refer to your camcorder or VCR’s in- structions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 36: Connecting An External Ir Receiver And Ir Repeaters

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting an External IR Receiver and IR Repeaters (VR-4090 and VR-4080 only) ADAPTOR IR RECEIVER N I T The figure shows an example for the VR-4090 IR OUT IR-9991 IR IN RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER S VIDEO...
  • Page 37: To Connect A Kenwood Ir-9991 Ir Receiver

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting an External Infrared Receiver and IR Repeaters (VR-4090 and VR-4080 only), continued Your new audio-video receiver supports the IR-9991 two- To Connect any other IR Receiver: way external infrared (IR) remote transceiver control. The 1.
  • Page 38: What If I Have Several Kenwood Components (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 advantage of conve- nient system control operations. Make sure the units are connected to the correct jacks on the receiver—for example, no device connected to the CD2/ SYSTEM This unit is compatible only with the [SL16] mode.
  • Page 39: Connecting The Antennas

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting the Antennas AM Loop Antenna FM Indoor Antenna 1. Connect the antenna wire to a standard, commercially available antenna adapter as shown above. 2. Connect the adapter to the receiver’s FM antenna jack. RF Remote Antenna (VR-4090 and VR-4080 only) FM 75...
  • Page 40: Chapter Two: Setting Up The Remote Control Unit

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Chapter Two: Setting Up the Remote Control Unit This Remote Control unit can be set up to remote control This Remote Control unit can remote control the devices This chapter is composed of the following sections. the receiver as well as most of the devices connected to it.
  • Page 41: Basic Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Basic Operation of Remote Control Unit Remote Control unit is a new type of remote control unit If a video device which is connected to an in- Screen menu control operation which receives information from the receiver and display it put is not identified by Remote Control unit, on the LCD screen.
  • Page 42: Setting Up Speakers

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Setting Up Speakers Before you can begin using the receiver to control your home 2. Press the Setup key (LCD function key 2). 5. When the front (left and right) speaker setting menu (Front) appears, select Front Normal or Large in the entertainment system, you must set up Remote Control unit same way as step 4, then press the Next key.
  • Page 43: Sp Level

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit 8. When the subwoofer re-mixing setting menu (SW Re- SP Level 6. Listen to the test noise level carefully. If the noise level Mix) appears, select On or Off in the same way as step 4. from the center speaker differs from that from the front Now position yourself in the listening position of your AV (If you set the subwoofer to Off in step 4, skip step 8.)
  • Page 44: Sp Distance

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit SP Distance 1. In step 8 of the SP Level setting procedure above, select 3. Press Next and set the distance of the next speaker (C = Measure the distance from each speaker to the seat you most Next (LCD function key 2).
  • Page 45: Identifying Components For Remote Control Unit

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit 8. Select the manufacturer name of the device using the To change a setup code: 01.CD1 02.MD/Tape1 When a new device is purchased to replace the previously key, then press the Enter key. 03.CD-R connected device, it is required to let Remote Control unit If the manufacturer name of the device is not listed, se-...
  • Page 46: If A Device Cannot Be Remote Controlled With

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit If a device cannot be remote controlled To program new functions in Extend1 to Extend5: Press the Exit key (LCD function key 2) to exit from the operation. with any code in the list, or to add remote 1.
  • Page 47 Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit To change the remote control signal from a Remote Con- 4. On the Remote Control unit of the selected device, press trol unit key (When you select “Nothing” in step 9 on page the key transmitting the desired remote control signal.
  • Page 48: Rf Remote Control Function

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit RF Remote Control Function (VR-4090/VR-4080) The Remote Control unit of the VR-4090 and VR-4080 has 2. Change the RF switch setting. the RF remote function in addition to the IR remote func- tion.
  • Page 49: Chapter Three: Setting Up On The Receiver

    Chapter Three: Setting Up on the Receiver Chapter Three: Setting Up on the Receiver It is possible to set up the speakers on the receiver main unit. KEY LAYOUT However, some of the setting items such as the identifiable device registration should also be set on Remote Control fi...
  • Page 50 Chapter Three: Setting Up on the Receiver 2. Adjusting the speaker volumes 3. Selecting the speaker distances Adjust the volume balance between the speakers in the sys- Measure the distance between each speaker and the listen- tem by actually listening to them. See page 37 for details. ing position you frequently use.
  • Page 51: Chapter Four: Warnings And Specifications

    Chapter Four : Warnings and Specifications Chapter Four: Warnings and Specifications Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Warnings FCC Compliance Notice Audio-video Receiver, VR-4090 and VR-4080, and Remote FCC WARNING Controller, RC-R0911 This equipment may generate or use radio frequency en- These devices comply with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
  • Page 52 Chapter Four : Warnings and Specifications...
  • Page 53 Chapter Four : Warnings and Specifications KRF-V7773D Specifications Audio Section FM Tuner Section Rated Output Power during stereo operation 1kHz, 0.05% T.H.D. at 4 (DIN/IEC) ..130W + 130 W Tuning Frequency Range ....... 87.5MHz~108MHz 20Hz ~ 20kHz, 0.05% T.H.D. , 4 (IEC) Usable Sensitivity (Mono) ................
  • Page 54 Numerics coaxial cable Dolby Digital (AC-3) RF Out ......24 DVD player ..........16 200-Disc CD Changer ......15 DVD player Laser Disc player ........26 200-Disc CD Changer DVD player ..........17 connecting ..........16 MD recorder ..........20 connecting ..........
  • Page 55 SL16 200-Disc CD Changer ......15 chained connections ........ 32 connecting ..........12 system control mode ....... 32 identifying for Remote Control unit ..38 speakers video cables connecting ..........4 another VCR ..........29 setting with Remote Control unit ... 36 camcorder ..........
  • Page 56: For Your Records

    For your records Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.

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