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Connecting A Pc; Selecting Music For Playback; Display During Playback; Operations Available During Playback - Kenwood MGR-A7 Quick Start Manual

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Connecting a PC/

Recharging Battery
Recharging from a PC connected with USB
connection
Using the provided USB cable, connect this unit to a PC. This
makes it possible to transfer music from the PC to this unit
and to recharge its battery.
Recharging is complete when the CHARGE indicator turns
off.
Recharging completes in about 3.5 hours.
When the USB cable is connected, this unit enter the data
transfer mode and does not accept user operations on it.
For how to disconnect the PC from this unit, see
<Disconnecting this unit from the PC> below.
USB cable
(provided
accessory)
• Start up the PC before connecting this unit.
• This unit is switched ON automatically at the moment it is
connected to the PC.
• When the USB connection, always use a supplied USB cable.
• This unit should be connected directly to the USB port of the
PC. We cannot guarantee the operation if this unit is connected
via a USB hub.
Reading the PDF Instruction Manual
The Instruction Manual is saved as a PDF file in the
following folder of this unit. Copy this file into your PC
before reading it.
[My Computer] – [KENWOOD_DAP] – [Manual]
After copying, you may delete the PDF file to increase the
space for transferring more files. If you delete the PDF file by
mistake, you can transfer it from the Kenwood website.
Disconnecting this unit from the PC
1
Click the [Safe To Remove Hardware] icon.
Display the indicator on the task tray if it is not
Windows Vista Windows XP
displayed.

Selecting music for playback

Select and play the desired track.
Select Artist name = Album title = Track title.
Artist
Select Album title = Track title.
Album
Track
Select Track title directly.
Favorite
Select one of the tracks registered as favorite tracks.
Select Genre = Artist name = Album title = Track title.
Genre
Select Year of release = Track title.
Year
Select Folder and then follow the hierarchy to select the music
Folder
file for the desired Track.
Recorded
Select music in one of the recorded files.
When a major item is selected, the list of intermediate items
located below it is displayed.
Press the Play/Stop button when the item to be played
(Track or item name) is displayed starts its playback.
1
Connect headphones and switch this unit ON.
2
Open the home screen.
The home screen opens.
Artist
Album
Track
Favorite
1sec.
Genre
Year
3
Select a major item ("Artist", for example).
The list for the major item
Artist
Album
(intermediate items) is displayed.
Track
Favorite
Pressing
now starts playback of
Genre
Year
all of the files in the library.
4
Select an intermediate item ("Artist name" >
"Album title", for example).
Artist
Artist name
Pressing
now starts playback of
Artist name
Artist name
all of the files in the selected artist .
Artist name
Artist name
Pressing
now starts playback of
Artist name
Album title
all of the files in the selected album.
Album title
Album title
Album title
Album title
5
Select a track ("Track title", for example).
Album title
Artist name
Track title
Track title
Track title
Track title
Track title
Track title
Enter
Enter
• A track that does not contain tag information is classified as
"Unknown".
• Press the Left button to return to the previous display page.
English
2
Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage
Device].
(Vista)
(XP)
When the message showing that this unit can be
disconnected safely, disconnect it from the PC.
Capturing Music in PC/
Transferring Music from PC
To play music files as tracks of this Player, first rip music files in
the PC and then transfer them from the PC to this Player.
This unit can play the following 3 types of music
files.
• MP3 (*.mp3) : MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
• WMA (*.wma) : Windows Media Audio
• WAV (*.wav) : WAVE file (Linear PCM)
For detailed specifications, see <Specifications>.
Using Windows Media Player 11/10/9
A music CD can be ripped into the PC using the Windows
Media Player 11/10/9.
(The following steps describes the operation with the Windows Media
Player 10.)
1
Launch the Windows Media Player.
2
Click the [Rip] button on the top.
3
Place a music CD in the CD-ROM drive of the
PC.
4
Check the checkboxes of the CD tracks to be
ripped.
5
Click the [Rip Music] button.
2
5
4
For details, refer to the Instruction Manual in the PDF file.

Display during playback

The display shows various information during playback.
1
2
3
4 5
6
Artist name
Track title
7
8
9
0
-
=
~
!
1 Mode
0 SPRM/ Sound mode
3 : Play
- Presence of SD card
None : Stop
= Sleep timer/
2
: Artist name
Alarm timer
: Album title
: Alarm timer on
3 Track title
: Sleep timer on
None: Timer off
4 Elapsed play time/ Total
~ HOLD switch
play time
: HOLD
5 Song time progress bar
None: HOLD canceled
6 Track No./Number of
selected tracks
7 Play speed
8 Repeat mode
9 Play mode
• For details, refer to the Instruction Manual in the PDF file.
6
Click the [Sync] button on the top.
7
Select the the removable disk ([KENWOOD_
DAP] (internal memory), [KENWOOD_SD] (SD
card), or [Digital Player]) corresponding to
this Player.
8
Add the music files to be transferred in the
Sync List.
9
Click the [Start Sync] button.
6
9
7
For details, refer to the Instruction Manual in the PDF file.
Data transfer by drag & drop
Open the Windows Explorer and drag & drop the desired
file from the PC's hard disk drive to this Player (expressed
as [KENWOOD_DAP] (internal memory) or [KENWOOD_SD]
(SD card) on Windows). Copy & paste can also be used for
data transfer.
1
Open the removable disk corresponding to
this Player.
Click [Start] – [My Computer] – [KENWOOD_DAP] (internal
memory) or [KENWOOD_SD] (SD card).
2
Open the folder storing the desired music
file.
3
Drag & drop the music file into the removable
disk.
• If copy protection is set, when capturing tracks of a music CD
into the PC using the Windows Media Player, transferring the
music file to this unit is limited only to the Windows Media
Player. The music files which are transferred using drag & drop
or copy & paste cannot be played.
• Before transferring a music file, view it with the Windows Media
Player to confirm that the genre, artist name, album title and
track title are set correctly.
Operations available during
playback
5
1
2
3
6
4
1
5
Power/Menu button
Up button
Play mode:
Displays the pop-up menu.
Each press skips to the beginning
Press when the backlight is off to
of the current track or of the
turn it on.
previous track (Skip-down).
2
Left button
Press and hold to fast reverse the
Displays the previous list.
track.
Pressing and holding for more
Stop mode:
than 1 sec.:
Each press skips to the beginning
Open the home screen.
of the current track or of the
previous track (Skip-down).
3
REPEAT button
Press and hold to skip to the
Press briefly:
previous tracks one after another.
Each press switches the repeat
Pop-up menu:
mode.
Press to move the cursor upward.
Pressing and holding for more
than 1 sec.:
6
Down button
Sets an A-B repeat point.
Play mode:
Each press plays the next track
4
Play/Stop button
(Skip-up).
Play mode:
Press and hold to fast forward the
Lets playback stop temporarily.
music.
Stop mode:
Stop mode:
Resumes playback.
Each press skips to the beginning
Pop-up menu:
of the next track (Skip-up).
Press while the menu is displayed
Press and hold to skip to the
to enter a selected item.
subsequent tracks one after
another.
Pop-up menu:
Press to move the cursor
downward.
Resume function
This unit holds the conditions before the power is switched
off. When this unit is switched on the next time, it resumes
playback from the position where it was stopped.
• This unit switches OFF automatically after it has been left in stop
mode for a certain period of time (Auto Power-OFF). The time
until Auto Power-OFF occurs can be changed.
• The resume function is disabled in the following cases. The
home screen is displayed when this unit is switched on.
- When the SD card is inserted.
- When the USB cable is connected.
Pop-up menu during playback
Set up functions related to playback.
To Home screen Return to the home screen.
SPRM
Set the Supreme function.
Sound mode
Adjust the sound quality.
Play mode
Set the play mode such as random play.
Add favorite/
Add as Favorite or delete from Favorite.
Delete favorite
Item skip+
Skip through the selected item.
Item skip-
Timer setting
Set the timer.
Play speed
Set the playback speed.
FF/FB Speed
Set the speed for fast-forward/fast back.
Properties
Display the file information.
For details, refer to the Instruction Manual in the PDF file.
1
Display the pop-up menu.
Artist name
Track title
To Home screen
SPRM
Sound mode
Play mode
Add favorite

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