Contents Safety precautions ..........3 Playing music tracks Appendix Unpacking ............5 Selecting music for playback ..... 17 Connection of external components ..26 Flow for music playback .........5 Display during playback ......18 Connecting to the headphones jack ..26 Number of tag information display Connecting to the USB connector ...
Safety precautions IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Do not use or place the product in the following locations: • A place with high humidity, such as in a bathroom or shower room. Also do not use the ¤ Caution: Player in a place subject to water splashes. Otherwise, a fire hazard or battery leak may Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation.
Operating conditions one. Temperature: 5 to 35°C. (without condensation) • Kenwood will not assume any liabilities for the alteration or loss of data caused due to complete discharging of the built-in battery. Caution on condensation • The built-in battery is a lithium ion battery.
Unpacking Flow for music playback Connecting stereo headphones (page 8) Cancelling the HOLD function (page 8) Preparation Switching Power ON (page 8) Recharging Battery/ Connecting a PC (page 9) Preparation of Capturing Music in PC (page 11) music files Transferring Music from PC (page 13) Player (M1GD50) Player (M2GD55) Playing music tracks...
Names and functions of parts M1GD50 Play/Pause button Power/Menu button • Press to play a track or let it pause. • Press and hold to switch the power • During playback, press and hold for ON/OFF. Display more than 1 second to set the A-B •...
Screen display items Library screen Control buttons Home screen This is the music selection display page with 4 types of selecting method. (page 17) This is the initial display page for use in selection of Cursor movement Screen switching Selecting "Play all" during playback starts playback of all the music tracks belonging to the last the music selection method and in various setups.
Connect the provided stereo headphones to the Player. Switch the Player ON. Press and hold the Power/Menu button until the KENWOOD logo is displayed. The Player enters the mode before the last time it was switched OFF. Switch the Player OFF.
Recharging Battery/ Connecting a PC The Player incorporates a rechargeable battery (hereinafter referred to as "the battery"), Connecting a PC which can be recharged by connecting the Player to a PC through a USB cable. Connect the Player to a PC to transfer music from the PC to the Player and to recharge its battery.
Disconnecting the Player from the PC When the connection mode is MTP mode (When "Kenwood M_D5*" or "M_D5*" is displayed on Windows) Unplug the USB cable from the Player. Ensure that the indicator of the Power/Menu button is not blinking before unplugging the USB cable.
Capturing Music in PC To play music files as tracks of this Player, first rip music files in the PC. Click the [Start Rip] button. The Player can play the following 2 types of music files. • MP3 (*.mp3) : MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3 Sampling frequency 32/ 44.1/ 48 KHz Transfer bit rate...
Capturing Music in PC Using Windows Media Player 10 Launch the Windows Media Player. Click the [Rip] button on the top. Place a music CD in the CD-ROM driver of the PC. Check the checkboxes of the CD tracks to be ripped. Click the [Rip Music] button.
Connect the Player to a PC. Launch the Windows Media Player. Set up the device. When MTP: [Kenwood M_D5*] or MSC: [KENWOOD_DAP] device name is displayed, click [Finish]. Click the [Start Sync] button. When the [Device Setup Manage Existing Files on Device] dialog box is displayed: Search for the music files to be added to the library.
Open the Windows Explorer and drag & drop the desired file from the PC’s hard DAP) corresponding to this Player. disk drive to this Player (expressed as MTP: [Kenwood M_D5* ], [M_D5* ] or MSC: [KENWOOD_DAP] on Windows). Copy & paste can also be used for data transfer.
DAP) corresponding to this Player. Click the [Sync] button on the top. Click the [Delete] icon. Select the MTP player (Kenwood M_D5*) or the removable disk (KENWOOD_DAP) corresponding to this Player. Select the music file to be deleted, right-click to open a pop-up menu, and select [Delete] from it.
Click the [Format] icon. When the connection mode is MTP mode (When "Kenwood M_D5*" or "M_D5*" is displayed on Windows) Using Windows Media Player 11 Connect the Player to a PC. Launch the Windows Media Player.
Selecting music for playback Select and play the desired track. Select an intermediate item ("Artist name", for example). Select Artist name = Album title = Track title. Artist The list for the intermediate item is Select Album title = Track title. Album displayed.
Display during playback Operations available during playback The display shows various information during playback. Power/Menu button Displays the menu. Artist name Track title Press in screen saver mode to turn the display on. Elapsed play time/ Mode Play time 3 : Play Track No./ 8 : Pause Number of...
Various play modes One of the following six play modes can be selected. Select the desired play mode. Normal Playback stops after having played the tracks in the list. The display during playback resumes in Repeat all Playback of all of the tracks in the list repeatedly. about 30 seconds.
Various play modes Set the end point (point B). After pressing and holding the button for more than 1 second, release the button. "A↔B" is displayed. Even during pause, the end point can be 1sec. set by pressing and holding the button for more than 1 second.
Adjusting the audio Adjusting the volume Select "Settings". Adjust the listening volume as follows. Select the volume level. Select "Sound mode". Pressing and holding a button segment varies the volume gradually. (side) Selecting the sound effects Select the desired sound mode. Select one of the 7 modes.
Sleep timer The sleep timer makes it possible to switch the Player OFF after the set period of time. Open the home screen. The home screen opens. Select "Settings". Select "Sleep timer". Select the timer to be set. The sleep timer period can be set in 10- minute steps between 10 and 60 minutes.
Various setups Function items that can be set The functions such as the button illuminations, display resume function and Auto • Sound mode • Display power-save setting (Screen Power OFF function can be set up as required. Playback in a tone matching the genre of savers) music.
Setting the menu language Select the language used for the display. Open the home screen. The home screen opens. Select "Settings". Select "Language". Select the desired language. The display during playback resumes in about 30 seconds. • Press the Menu button to return to the previous display page. English...
Initialization Initialization resets the settings made using the Settings menu, etc. to the default Select "Yes". settings made at the factory. Caution • Initialization resets the Settings menu to the default settings. It does not delete music files, etc. Open the home screen. The home screen opens.
Connection of external components The headphone jacks can be used to connect an external component such as a speaker Connecting to the USB connector with built-in amplifier. The USB connector can be used to connect an external component such as a stereo set USB-compatible stereo with USB capability.
Digital Audio Player Link When the Player is connected to a Kenwood audio component with the Digital Audio Player Link compatibility, playback of the Player can be controlled from the external audio component. Digital Audio Player Link- compatible stereo Digital audio input Special cable 1 Switch the Player ON.
Glossary Error messages DRM 10 (Digital Rights Management 10): Tag data: Message Remedy A copyright protection technology of Information on each audio file, including Not enough memory, Need 4MB free space The memory capacity is low. Microsoft Corp., that was incorporated the music title, artist name, album name An idle space of 4 MB is required to store the system information of the Player.
The remaining battery power drops soon The rechargeable battery is degraded. after recharging. Replace it with a brand-new rechargeable battery. For the battery replacement, contact your nearest Kenwood service agent. Audio is not heard. Headphones are connected improperly. Connect headphones correctly to the Player.
Specifications Built-in flash memory Battery type Playback format • Kenwood follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this M2GD55: 2 GB * : Built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery reason specifications may be changed M1GD50: 1 GB * Sampling rate: 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz Battery operation time * without notice.
Never attempt to open the Player besides when disposing of it. WARNING For replacement of the built-in battery, contact your nearest Kenwood service agent. • Do not heat excessively the built-in battery, open it, modify it or throw it in fire or 1 Open the USB cover.
M1GD50 IMPORTANT: Never attempt to open the Player besides when disposing of it. For replacement of the built-in battery, contact your nearest Kenwood service agent. 1 Remove the rubber of back panel. 7 Take out the built-in battery. Be careful...
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