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Safety Precautions IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 8. Power Cord Protection d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. – Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched e) If the product has been dropped or by items placed upon or against them, paying damaged in any way, and...
Safety Precautions Safety Precautions 19. Outdoor Antenna Grounding Information on Disposal of Old Electrical – If an outside antenna or cable system is and Electronic Equipment (applicable for connected to the product, be sure the antenna or EU countries that have adopted separate cable system is grounded so as to provide some waste collection systems) protection against voltage surges and built-up...
Room Equalizer. Realistic audio playback with near-original sound Supreme EX Original Kenwood audio enhancement technology that reproduces the high-bandwidth component in the original sound produces incredibly realistic audio that restores almost all the nuances of the original performance.
Contents To ensure safety, read the items carrying this marking carefully. Procedures by Input Source P.25 Before Using the System This chapter explains how to connect and use the system with the diff erent input sources. • Be sure to read these precautions. •...
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.
Installing the System Notes on installing the system Always install the system on a fl at, stable surface. When installing the system on a stand of some sort, be sure to check the strength of the stand. The magnets used in the speakers may cause color irregularities on TV or PC screens. Do not set up the speakers too close to a TV or PC.
Connecting the System Ensure that all the cords are securely connected. Loose or incomplete connections may Main Connections result in noise interference or no sound at all. Do not plug the AC power cord into an AC wall outlet until all the connections are completed. Caution for Before disconnecting any cords or cables, always turn the main unit off and unplug the power cord connection...
Connecting the System If the system is connected correctly and still does not operate Microcomputer malfunctions normally or shows display errors, reset the microcomputer. (P.75) Connecting the AM loop antenna The antenna supplied with the system is for indoor use. Place it as far as possible away from the main unit, your TV set, the speaker cords and the power cord and point it in the direction that gives the best reception.
Connect digital audio players to the [D.AUDIO IN] terminal on the rear panel of the main unit. If you connect a Kenwood player that supports digital audio link using the dedicated cable, you can control the player from the main unit and the remote control. (P.44) It can be connected using a 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug cable...
Connecting the System TAPE REC OUT/PLAY IN Connect the audio output and audio input terminals on the cassette deck to the [TAPE PLAY IN] and [TAPE REC OUT] terminals respectively on the rear panel of the main unit. Audio OUT Audio IN Cassette deck AUX IN...
Component Names and Functions Main unit Power (P.21) Sound indicators Turns the unit on or off (Standby). SPRM EX indicator (P.59) STANDBY/TIMER indicator ROOM EQ MODE indicator (P.51) Red: Lights in normal Standby mode. TONE indicator (P.53) Orange: Lights in Timer Standby mode. Dial lighting (P.67) LCD open/close (P.21, 26) Display (P.15)
Component Names and Functions Displays shown in this manual Display may diff er from the actual displays. REPEAT TUNED Lights during CD all-tracks Lights when you are tuned to a radio station. (P.37) repeat playback. (P.35) REPEAT ONE Lights when you are receiving a stereo broadcast. (P.37) Lights during CD single-track AUTO repeat playback.
Component Names and Functions Remote control keys with the same names as keys on the Remote control main unit have the same functions as the main unit keys. Sets the timer. Turns the unit on or off (Standby). (P.62–66) (P.21) Turns the unit on or off (Standby).
Component Names and Functions Using the remote control After plugging the main unit into the AC wall outlet, press the power [K] key on the remote control unit to turn the system Once the system is turned on, press the key for the function you want to use.
How to Use This Manual Operation procedure While this system can be controlled from either the remote control or the main unit, the explanations in this manual primarily describe operation procedures using the remote control. Playing a CD. As well as normal playback, you can use folder playback, program playback, random playback and repeat playback.
How to Use This Manual Operation icons Explanations of Explains the procedure for CDs. main unit procedures Explanations of remote Explains the procedure for the radio. control procedures Explains the procedures for external components. Related functions that may also be helpful Explains the procedure for digital audio players.
Basic Operation This section describes some basic procedures for using the system, such as tuning the radio and playing audio from a CD, a digital audio player and an external component. Check the connections. (P.10–13) Preparations Have the remote control ready. (P.17) Adjusting the volume Lowers the Raises the...
Basic Operation Turn the system on (off ). You can also turn the system on by pressing the [TUNER/BAND], [D.AUDIOE], [CDE] or [INPUT SELECTOR] key. Pressing the power [K] key when the unit is on turns it off (Standby mode). Insert a disc (when listening to a CD).
Important Information Supported Disc Formats Disc Icon in this manual Explanation You may not be able to play discs that do not conform to the CD standard, such as Copy Control CDs. Commercially available music CDs Discs must be fi nalized during writing. CD-R/CD-RW discs recorded in CD-DA format...
Important Information Supported Audio Files On this system, you can play CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs containing the audio fi le types listed below (MP3, WMA and AAC). MP3 fi les Disc formats File formats: MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3/ MPEG 2 Audio Layer 3/ ISO 9660 Level 1 MPEG 2 Audio Layer 3, Lower sampling rate (MPEG 2.5) ISO 9660 Level 2...
Important Information Handling Discs Handling precautions Cautions on CD discs Hold a CD taking care not to touch the played surface. Always use a disc carrying the marking. Discs playable on the system A disc without this marking may be unable to be played back correctly.
Procedures by Input Source This chapter explains the operation procedures for each input source. For information on the sound quality settings and component settings regardless of the input source, see “Audio Settings” (P.47) and “Component Settings” (P.61). If an error is displayed or a problem arises, see “Maintenance” (P.71).
Playing a CD. As well as normal playback, you can use folder playback, program playback, random playback and repeat playback. Playing a CD CD tray Load and play a CD. If you have already loaded a disc, just press the [CDE] key to turn the system on and begin playback.
Audio Settings R P.47 onwards Related Information Operations during CD playback Selecting a track number To play the 17th track, press the [+10] key and then the  key. To play the 30th track, press the [+10] key three times and then press the  key.
Switching the time display The display changes as shown below each time you press the [TIME DISPLAY] key. During CD track playback/Program playback/All-tracks repeat playback Elapsed time for 1 track Remaining time for 1 track Total remaining time Total elapsed time During single-track repeat playback/Random playback Elapsed time for 1 track Remaining time for 1 track...
Supported Audio Files R P.23 Related Related Audio Settings R P.47 onwards Information Information Selecting the display mode for CD-TEXT discs The display changes as shown below each time you press the [DISPLAY] key. Title Track number Day/Clock For discs that do not support CD-TEXT, the display switches between the track number and the Day/Clock.
Playback sequence for folders and track fi les MP3/WMA/AAC When you play a disc containing recorded audio fi les, the track fi les on the disc are played sequentially beginning with the fi les in the ROOT folder, as shown in the fi gure. Sample folder confi guration Folder name Track fi le name...
Supported Audio Files R P.23 Related Related CD Random Playback Mode R P.34 CD Repeat Playback Mode R P.35 Information Information Audio Settings R P.47 onwards Selecting Folder Playback Mode MP3/WMA/AAC This mode plays only the fi les in the selected folder. Press the [P.MODE] key to select the folder playback mode.
CD Program Playback Mode This mode lets you selectively play your favorite tracks on a CD (up to 32 tracks). Press the [CDE] key to switch the input source to CD. Playback begins when you switch the input source, so press the [F] key to stop playback.
CD Repeat Playback Mode R P.35 Related Related Information Information Press a number key or the [G]/[H] key to select the track or fi le you want to listen to. MP3/WMA/AAC When track number 10 is selected When fi le number 5 is selected as program track 1 If you enter the wrong information, press the [CLEAR] key before you proceed to step 3.
CD Random Playback Mode This mode plays the tracks in the current CD or in a folder in a random sequence. If “PGM” is lit, turn it off by pressing the [P.MODE] key while playback is stopped. Press the [RANDOM] key. The mode changes as shown below each time you press the key.
Related Information CD Repeat Playback Mode This mode plays the tracks on a CD repeatedly. Press the [CDE] key to play the tracks you want to repeat. Press the [REPEAT] key to begin repeat playback. The mode changes as shown below each time you press the key. REPEAT ONE REPEAT REPEAT...
Receiving Broadcast Stations This section explains how to listen to the FM/AM radio and set radio stations. Listening to FM/AM Radio Simply pressing the [TUNER/BAND] turns on the system and allows you to listen to the radio. Press the [TUNER/BAND] key to select “FM” or “AM”. Each time you press the key, the band switches between “FM”...
Receiving Broadcast Stations Presetting Stations Automatically (AUTO MEMORY) R P.38 Related Presetting Stations Manually (Manual Preset) R P.39 Information Audio Settings R P.47 onwards Choosing from stations that are not stored (Auto/Manual tuning) 1 Select Auto tuning or Manual tuning. Press the [AUTO/MONO] key.
Receiving Broadcast Stations Presetting Stations Automatically (AUTO MEMORY) Up to 40 stations can be preset in the system. For use of the RDS function, stations must be memorized by AUTO MEMORY. Press the [MODE] key. Select “AUTO MEMORY”. Press the [G] or [H] key. “AUTO MEMORY”...
Receiving Broadcast Stations FM/AM Broadcast Statins Related Information Presetting Stations Manually (Manual Preset) Select a desired station. Receive a station with either Auto Tuning or Manual Tuning. (P.37) To memorize an RDS station, wait for the station name to appear on the display before carrying out step 2.
RDS (Radio Data System) This system is designed for RDS reception, it can extract the information from the broadcast signal for use with various functions such as automatic display of the station name. Select the FM band. Preset RDS stations with the AUTO MEMORY function. (P.38) PS (Program Service) Name Display When an RDS broadcast is received, the station name is automatically displayed.
RDS (Radio Data System) Searching for a Desired Program Type (PTY Search) The tuner automatically searches for a station which is currently broadcasting a specified program type (genre). Press the [PTY] key. When an RDS broadcast is received, the program type is shown on the display.
External Components You can play tracks by connecting external components to the system. Playback from External Components Connect the external component to the system as described in “Connecting Other Accessories (Commercially Available Units)” (P.12). When connecting external components, always turn this system and the external components off beforehand.
External Components Connecting Other Accessories (Commercially Available Units) R P.12 Related Audio Settings R P.47 onwards Information Adjusting the External Component Input Level Use the procedure below to adjust the input level for the external component connected to the [PHONO IN], [TAPE PLAY IN] or [AUX IN] terminal.
D.AUDIO You can connect a Kenwood digital audio player (referred to hereafter simply as “digital audio player”) to the system and use it to play tracks. Playback from a Digital Audio Player Use this procedure to connect a digital audio player to the system and use it to play tracks.
D.AUDIO Adjusting the Digital Audio Player Input Level R P.46 Related Audio Settings R P.47 onwards Information Operations during digital audio player playback Playing the tracks in the previous/next folder To go to the previous folder, press the [PREV.] key. To go to the next folder, press the [NEXT] key.
D.AUDIO D.AUDIO Adjusting the Digital Audio Player Input Level Use the procedure below to adjust the input level for the external component connected to the [D.AUDIO IN] terminal. Use this adjustment when the volume from an external component is noticeably higher or lower than other input sources at the same volume setting.
Audio Settings Use the procedures in this chapter to specify the sound quality settings for your stereo system. These procedures allow you to set up the Room Equalizer function, which will measure the acoustic characteristics of your room and optimize the system’s acoustic eff ects. You can also use the system’s digital sound equalizer function to customize the sound to your own preferences.
ROOM EQ (Room Equalizer) The system measures the test signal emitted from the speakers using the microphone supplied with the system and automatically sets the optimum acoustic eff ect for the size of the room and the location in which the stereo is installed. You can also combine this with the D-BASS and TONE/TURN OVER eff ects. Automatically Setting the Acoustic Eff ects for the Room (AUTO ROOM EQ) The system measures the acoustic characteristics using the microphone supplied with the system and automatically sets the following acoustic...
ROOM EQ (Room Equalizer) Plug the room equalizer microphone supplied with the system into the [ROOM EQ MIC IN] jack on the rear panel of the main unit. See “Main Connections” (P.10) for details. Place the microphone in the listening position (at ear level).
ROOM EQ (Room Equalizer) Canceling automatic setup If you press the [ROOM EQ] or [MODE] key during automatic setup, the “R.EQ CANCEL?” message appears. If you press the [ENTER] key, “R.EQ CANCEL” is displayed and setup is canceled. Pressing the [VOLUME] key also cancels automatic setup. Temporarily canceling the characteristics set automatically 1 Press the [ROOM EQ] key.
ROOM EQ (Room Equalizer) ROOM EQ (Room Equalizer) Sound Presets R P.56 P.XX Related Related P.XX - Information Information Matching the Acoustic Eff ect to the Conditions Carry out the “AUTO ROOM EQ” (P.48) procedure beforehand. This procedure then allows you to select the sound mode based on the selected sound eff ect and your listening conditions.
Digital Sound Equalizer This system features a Digital Sound Equalizer function that uses DSP-based digital processing. This provides more detailed settings that allow you to adjust the sound to your own preferences. Adjusting Super-Bass Tones (D-BASS) This feature lets you tailor the impact of super-bass tones to your own preferences.
Digital Sound Equalizer Sound Presets R P.56 Related Information Adjusting the Range Levels (TONE/TURN OVER) You can adjust the low-, mid- and high-range tones to match your preferences (TONE). You can make 3 levels of still fi ner adjustments to the low-, mid- and high-range tones (TURN OVER). You can also combine this with the ROOM EQ and D-BASS eff ects.
Digital Sound Equalizer Press the [TONE/TURN Select “MID” by OVER] key. pressing the [SOUND SELECTOR] key. Press the [SOUND PRESET] key to select the frequency of the mid tones (MID) you want to adjust (Low: 1 kHz; Mid: 2 kHz; High: 3 kHz). Only available on the remote control.
Digital Sound Equalizer Digital Sound Equalizer P.XX Related P.XX - Information Press the [TONE/ Select “TREBLE” by TURN OVER] key. pressing the [SOUND SELECTOR] key. Press the [SOUND PRESET] key to select the frequency of the high tones (TREBLE) you want to adjust (Low: 5 kHz;...
Sound Presets You can register up to 3 of the sound eff ects you have set as Sound Presets. You can then recall and apply the registered Sound Presets simply by pressing the [SOUND PRESET] key. Registering Sound Eff ects Use this procedure to register up to 3 of the sound eff ects set using AUTO ROOM EQ, ROOM EQ MODE, D-BASS or TONE/TURN OVER.
Sound Presets Using Sound Presets Use this procedure to recall and apply a registered Sound Preset. Register the sound eff ect you want to use as a Sound Preset beforehand. (P.56) Select a preset number by pressing the [SOUND PRESET] key. The original display reappears after 3 seconds.
Sound Presets Sound Presets Disabling Equalizer Eff ects (FLAT) Press the [FLAT] key. The “D-BASS” and “TONE/TURN OVER” levels are set to 0 and “NORMAL” is set in “ROOM EQ MODE”. Press the [FLAT] key again to restore the original settings. R-K711...
Supreme EX Related Information Supreme EX is Kenwood’s original sound quality enhancement technology and is used for playing CDs and audio fi les or for playback using components connected to a digital input terminal. Setting Supreme EX Press the [MODE] key.
BALANCE Use this procedure to adjust the volume balance for the left and right speakers. Adjusting the Speaker Volume Balance Press the [MODE] key. Select “BALANCE”. Press the [G] or [H] key. Press the [ENTER] key. Adjust the balance. Press the [G] or [H] key. Press the [ENTER] key.
Component Settings As well as the basic time settings, this chapter explains various functions that make the system easier to use, such as the timer and display settings. Setting the Timer • Setting the Sleep Timer (SLEEP) …………………………… 62 • Setting the Program Timer (PROGRAM) ……………………...
Setting the Timer The system features the Sleep Timer, which automatically turns the system off after a set interval, and the Program Timer, which starts playback at a specifi ed time. Setting the Sleep Timer (SLEEP) This function automatically turns the system off after a set interval. You can set an interval between 10 and 90 minutes in 10-minute increments until the system is turned off .
Setting the Timer Setting the Time R P.69 Related Information Setting the Program Timer (PROGRAM) This function allows you to use the timer to automatically start playback at a specifi ed time. You can set two timers (PROG. 1 and PROG.
Setting the Timer Select the day (or days) on which the Program Timer will run. Press the [G] or [H] key. The setting changes as shown below each time you press the key. EVERYDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY SAT-SUN TUE-SAT MON-FRI SATURDAY...
Setting the Timer Setting the Timer P.XX Related P.XX Information Select “PLAY” or “AI PLAY”. Press the [G] or [H] key. Playback is at the volume set in step 10. Playback begins at the specifi ed time and the volume gradually increases to the level set in step 10.
Setting the Timer Press the power [K] key to turn the power OFF. The [STANDBY/TIMER] indicator on the main unit lights orange. If the indicator lights red, set the clock to the correct time. To cancel (off ) or reset (on) the timer When the system is turned on, press the [TIMER] key.
Display Settings Related Information Use these settings to adjust the brightness of the display and to specify the settings for the main unit dial lighting and the level meter. Setting the Display Brightness (DIMMER) Use this procedure to adjust the display brightness. Adjust the brightness according to your preferences and the conditions in the room.
Display Settings Select “ON” or “OFF”. Press the [G] or [H] key. The level meter lights. The level meter turns off . Press the [ENTER] key. Turning the Display Saver ON/OFF If the system is not used at all for a set period, this function scrolls the display to prevent burn-in of the text on the display and uneven display brightness.
Setting the Time Related Information Set the system clock to the correct time. If you use the Program Timer for playback when the time is not set correctly, you will not be able to run the program at the correct time. Press the [MODE] key.
Auto Power Save (A.P.S.) Auto Power Save (A.P.S.) is a function that automatically turns the system off if it is not used at all for 30 minutes after a CD stops playing. Press the [MODE] key. Select “A.P.S. SET”. Press the [G] or [H] key. “A.P.S.
Maintenance This chapter explains how to deal with error messages displayed on the system or problems that may arise. It also describes how to store and maintain your system so that it continues to give pleasure for many years to come. Messages …………………………………………72 Troubleshooting …………………………………73 Glossary of Terms …………………………………76...
Messages Displayed Message Meaning CAN’T PLAY You are attempting to play an audio fi le that cannot be played on this system. RThe system automatically skips to the next audio fi le. CAN’T SETUP The ROOM EQ microphone is not connected. RConnect the ROOM EQ microphone.
Troubleshooting Apparent faults or malfunctions may be easily resolved. Before calling for service, check the table below for symptoms that match yours. Amplifi er/Speakers Symptoms Solution Ref. page There is no sound. Check that the system is connected properly, as 10 - 13 described in “Connecting the System”.
Solution Ref. page I can’t use the remote Connect the player using the dedicated cable. control or main unit to Check whether the connected model is compatible. control my Kenwood digital audio player. Remote control Symptoms Solution Ref. page The remote control does Insert new batteries.
Troubleshooting Resetting the microcomputer Symptoms Solution Microcomputer Malfunctions may occur due to an external cause or because a malfunction (the system connection cord was unplugged while the system was turned on. does not work, the Use the procedure below to reset the microcomputer. display is faulty, etc.).
Glossary of Terms Term Meaning Page An abbreviation for “Advanced Audio Coding”. This is a compression standard that applies only to the audio component in image compression methods used for digital broadcasting, etc. Bit rate A number indicating the amount of information processed per second.
Care and Storage Care and storage of main unit Care and storage of CD Do not place in the following locations Before storing the CD When the main unit is not to be used for a long period, Place exposed to direct sunlight. take out the CD and store in the case.
Specifi cations Main unit [Amplifi er] [Tuner] Eff ective output power during STEREO operation FM tuner ........30 W + 30 W RMS (1 kHz, 10 % T.H.D., 6 Ω) Reception frequency range ....87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz Total harmonic distortion ......0.005% (1 kHz, 15 W, 6 Ω) AM tuner Tone control characteristics Reception frequency range .......
For your records Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.