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AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VRS-5100
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
KENWOOD CORPORATION
About the supplied remote control
Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this receiver has several
operation modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other audio/video components. In
order to effectively use the remote control it is important to read the operating instructions and obtain a
proper understanding of the remote control and how to switch its operation modes (etc.).
Using the remote control without completely understanding its design and how to switch the operation
modes may result in incorrect operations.
B60-5473-18 01
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(E,X,Y)
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  • Page 1 AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER VRS-5100 INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION About the supplied remote control Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this receiver has several operation modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other audio/video components. In order to effectively use the remote control it is important to read the operating instructions and obtain a proper understanding of the remote control and how to switch its operation modes (etc.).
  • Page 2: Before Applying The Power

    Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe Before applying the power operation. How to use this manual Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ........... AC 120 V only Australia ............AC 240 V only This manual is divided into four sections, Preparations, Operations, Europe and U.K.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Before applying the power Contents Caution : Read the pages marked carefully to ensure safe operation. Basic remote control operations for KENWOOD Before applying the power ............2 Remote DVD player ............29 Control Safety precautions ..............2 DVD player operation keys ......29 Unpacking ..................
  • Page 4: Remote Control

    If your unit was shipped to you directly, 2. When the remote-controllable distance gets shorter than before, notify your shipper immediately. Kenwood recommend that you retain replace both batteries with new ones. the original carton and packing materials in case you needs to move or 3.
  • Page 5: Special Features

    In addition to the basic receiver, the remote control supplied with this surround channels from the two in the original recording. For best result, receiver can also operate your KENWOOD DVD player. Dolby Digital EX should be used with movie soundtracks recorded with Dolby Digital Surround EX.
  • Page 6: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts Main Unit indicator Stereo DIGITAL Listen Mode MUTE Sleep TUNED indicator indicators indicator indicator indicator indicator indicator DOLBY DEX NEO:6 MUTE DIGITAL RDS PTY TUNED DOLBY PLII AUTO DTS -ES AAC Input channel FM/AM DISCRETE indicators MATRIX 6.1 LS S BS RS...
  • Page 7: Remote Control Unit

    Names and functions of parts Remote control unit (RC-R0516E for the Europe) and (RC-R0516 except for the Europe) ™ ¡ (for RC-R0516 only) & (for RC-R0516 only) If the name of a function is different on the receiver and on the remote control, the name of the remote control key in this manual is indicated in parentheses.
  • Page 8: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system Make connections as shown in the following pages. Input mode settings When connecting the related system components, be sure to refer to the instruction manuals supplied with DVD, VIDEO1 and VIDEO2 inputs each include jacks for digital audio input and analog audio input.
  • Page 9: Connecting Audio And Digital Signals

    Setting up the system Connecting audio and digital signals The digital in jacks can accept DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM signals. Connect components capable of outputting DTS, Dolby Digital, or standard PCM (CD) format digital signals. If you have connected any digital components to the receiver, be sure to read the “Input mode settings” section carefully. To AC wall outlet SUB WOOFER SPEAKERS (6 –...
  • Page 10: Connecting Video Signals

    Setting up the system Connecting video signals To AC wall outlet SUB WOOFER SPEAKERS (6 – 16Ω) MONITOR SURR BACK CENTER REAR FRONT VOLTAGE SELECTOR OPTICAL SURR BACK AC220- AC110- VIDEO1 VIDEO2 DE-EMPHASIS 240V~ 120V~ CHANNEL SPACE VIDEO2 75µs 50µs AM10kHz AM9kHz FM100kHz...
  • Page 11: Connecting The Speakers (For Htb System)

    Surround Back speakers Connect both Surround Back Left and Right speakers to these jacks through a Power Amplifier. When using a single Surround Back KENWOOD KENWOOD speaker, connect it to SURR BACK /L BS jack through Power Amplifier. Power Amplifier...
  • Page 12: Connecting The Speakers (For Vrs-5100)

    When using both Surround Back Left and Right speakers, connect to these PRE OUT jacks through a POWER ON Power Amplifier. KENWOOD KENWOOD When using a single Surround Back speaker, connect to SURR BACK / L BS jack through a Power Ampli- fier.
  • Page 13: Connecting To The Front Aux Jacks

    Setting up the system Connecting to the Front AUX jacks Connecting the terminals The front AUX jacks are convenient for connection of video components 1 Strip coating. 2 Push the lever. such as a camcorder or a video game. 3 Insert the cord. 4 Return the lever.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Antennas

    Preparing for surround sound Setting up the system Speaker settings Connecting the antennas AM loop antenna To enable you to obtain optimum enjoyment from the amplifier’s listen- ing modes, make sure to complete the speaker settings (Subwoofer, The supplied loop antenna is for use indoors. Place it as far as possible Front, Center, Surround and Surround Back speakers) as described from the receiver, TV set, speaker cords and power cord, and adjust below.
  • Page 15 Preparing for surround sound 6 Use the MULTI CONTROL∞¥5 keys or TRIM∞/5 keys to select the appropriate Center speaker setting. The flow of the SETUP is as follows: If you selected “LRG” as the Front speakers setting, 1 CNTR NML (normal) : An average size Center speaker SP SETUP TEST TONE...
  • Page 16 Preparing for surround sound ! Press the SET UP key again to accept the setting. • Press the FRONT key each time to select Front L or Front R • The Subwoofer Remix setting indication ”REMIX” appears. channel. • If Subwoofer is turned off, subwoofer re-mix setting is not visible. •...
  • Page 17: Normal Playback

    Normal playback Preparing for surround sound Preparing for playback Adjusting the Speaker EQ. To maximize the effect of ACTIVE EQ (*), select the size of Front Some preparatory steps are needed before starting playback. Speakers in more detail. ON/STANDBY • If you have selected “FRNT NML” as the Front Speakers setting, this menu is appeared.
  • Page 18: Adjusting The Sound

    Normal playback Adjusting the sound Muting the sound (remote control only) The MUTE key lets you mute the sound of the speakers. ACTIVE EQ INPUT SELECTOR Press the MUTE key. MULTI CONTROL∞¥5 Blinks DOLBY DEX NEO:6 MUTE DIGITAL DOLBY PLII DTS -ES AAC DISCRETE MATRIX 6.1...
  • Page 19: Recording

    Recording Listening to radio broadcasts Recording audio (analog sources) The receiver can store up to 40 stations in the memory and recall them by one-touch operation. Radio stations can be classified into RDS (Radio Data System) stations and other stations. To listen to or store RDS stations in the preset memory see “Using RDS (Radio Data System)”.
  • Page 20: Using Rds (Radio Data System)

    Listening to radio broadcasts Presetting radio stations Using RDS (Radio Data System) (AUTO PRESET) (for the Europe only) (except for the Europe) RDS is a system that transmits useful information (in the form of digital data) for FM broadcasts along with the broadcast signal. Tuners and This function automatically stores up to 40 FM stations in the preset receivers designed for RDS reception can extract the information from memory.
  • Page 21: Receiving Preset Stations

    Listening to radio broadcasts Press the ENTER key while receiving the station. Press the TUNER key to select tuner as the source. Blinks for 20 seconds Use the P.CALL 4¥¢ keys to select the desired station. DOLBY DEX NEO:6 MUTE DIGITAL TUNED DOLBY PLII...
  • Page 22: Presetting Rds Stations (Rds Auto Memory)

    Listening to radio broadcasts Presetting RDS stations Preparations (RDS AUTO MEMORY) (for the Europe only) • Execute the RDS auto memory procedure. • Set the broadcast band to FM. This function automatically stores up to 40 RDS stations in the preset •...
  • Page 23: Ambience Effects

    Ambience effects This receiver is equipped with listening modes that allow you to enjoy an enhanced sonic ambience with a variety of video sources. In order to obtain the optimum effect from the surround modes, make sure to input the proper speaker settings beforehand. Surround modes The below speaker placements are for 6.1 channel surround sound The below speaker placements are for 5.1 channel surround sound...
  • Page 24 Ambience effects DTS-ES Dolby Digital The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1 channels DTS-ES (Digital Theater System-Extended Surround) presents 6.1 of digital surround sound from Dolby Digital program sources (such channels surround system with additional Surround Back channel which evolved from the conventional 5.1 channels surround system.
  • Page 25: Surround Play

    Ambience effects Surround play When the DOLBY DIGITAL or DOLBY DIGITAL EX signal is input: (The DOLBY DIGITAL or PRO LOGIC indicator lights up.) The DTS compatible models can reproduce a CD, DVD, or LD carrying the DTS mark. 1 DOLBY D : DOLBY DIGITAL EX surround.
  • Page 26: Convenient Functions

    Convenient functions Ambience effects 0 ARENA : DSP Surround ARENA mode. - JAZZ CLUB : DSP Surround JAZZ CLUB mode. SETUP = THEATER : DSP Surround THEATER mode. @ STADIUM : DSP Surround STADIUM mode. # DISCO : DSP Surround DISCO mode. $ STEREO : Normal stereo playback.
  • Page 27: Midnight Mode

    Convenient functions Dimension mode (Pro Logic II x Music mode and Pro Logic II Midnight mode (Dolby Digital and DTS mode only) Music mode only) When watching movies at night, you might not be able to raise the When listening to music with certain recordings, you will also be able to volume as loud as normal.
  • Page 28: Display Dimmer Adjustment

    Convenient functions Display dimmer adjustment Sleep timer (SLEEP) The dimmer function lets you select the brightness of the amplifier's Set the number of minutes after which the unit to be turned OFF. display. You might find this useful if you darken your room to watch movies or listen to music.
  • Page 29: Basic Remote Control Operations For Kenwood Dvd Player

    DVD operation pages in the operating instructions. 2. Pressing the DVD POWER key, turns the DVD player on or off. DVD player operation keys You can perform these basic operations using the keys described below when connected to KENWOOD DVD player. POWER DVD POWER Numeric keys...
  • Page 30: Additional In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty Resetting the Microcomputer Unplug the power cord after turn the ON/STANDBY key OFF. Then, while holding down the ON/STANDBY The microcomputer may malfunction (unit cannot be operated, key, plug the power cord. or shows an erroneous display) if the power cord is unplugged while the power is ON, or due to some other external factor.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Coaxial ..............0.5 Vp-p / 75 Ω Notes 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. 2. The full performance may not be exhibited in an extremely cold location (under a water-freezing temperature).
  • Page 32 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.