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COMPONENT SYSTEM/COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM
XD-981MD

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

KENWOOD CORPORATION
B60-3933-00 CH
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    COMPONENT SYSTEM/COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM XD-981MD INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION B60-3933-00 CH...
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    Before applying power Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. XD-981MD (En) Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ..............AC 120 V only Europe and U.K................AC 230V only Austraria.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Before applying power XD-981MD (En) Contents Preparation section Before applying power ..........2 Safety precautions ............. 2 Convenient Recording Methods ......50 Special features ..............4 Selection of the Recording type ........50 Handling of discs ..............
  • Page 4: Special Features

    Before applying power XD-981MD (En) Special features An MD recorder is standard equipment An MD recorder with high digital sound quality is standard equipment. Digital copying from a CD is also easy. This recorder has many functions like recording and display of names for discs and titles, changing the sequence of tracks, etc.
  • Page 5: Handling Of Discs

    Before applying power XD-981MD (En) Handling of discs Disc handling precautions Handling Cleaning Hold compact discs so that you do not If fingerprints or foreign matter become touch the playing surface. attached to the disc, lightly wipe the disc with a soft cotton cloth (or similar) from the center of the disc outwards in a radial man- ner.
  • Page 6: System Connection

    System connection Before applying power XD-981MD (En) Connection of the System Accessories This is the method for connection between the main unit and the accessories. Please connect correctly as shown in the figure. Europe, U.K. and Russia AM loop antenna The supplied antenna is for indoor use.
  • Page 7 Before applying power System connection XD-981MD (En) Malfunction of microcomputer If operation is not possible or erro- neous display appears even though all connections have been made properly, reset the microcomputer referring to “In case of difficulty”. FM indoor antenna The accessory antenna is for temporary in- door use only.
  • Page 8: Connection Of Options (Optional Parts)

    Before applying power System connection XD-981MD (En) Connection of Options (Optional Parts) Connect separately sold parts as shown in the figure. Do not plug the power cord into the power outlet until all of the required connections have been made. Cassette deck (etc) Audio cords Playback output...
  • Page 9 Before applying power System connection XD-981MD (En) FM outdoor antenna Lead the 75 coaxial cable connected to the FM outdoor antenna into the room and connect it to the FM 75 termi- nal. Please remove the indoor antenna after an outdoor antenna has been installed.
  • Page 10: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators Controls and indicators XD-981MD (En) Main unit OPEN/CLOSE TUNER/BAND 3DISC EX.BASS COMPACT DISC DIGITAL AUDIO changer TEXT PHONES MULTI CONTROL /VOLUME EQUALIZER DOLBY NR DOWN & MULTI JOG DISC LOADING MECHANISM ¶ DISPLAY /DEMO BEST HITS 3D / O.T.T. REC INPUT TITLE TITLE...
  • Page 11 Controls and indicators XD-981MD (En) CD player section 1 TUNER/BAND key • 5 OPEN/CLOSE (0) key The received broadcasting band is switched. These keys are used to insert and remove discs. 2 EX. BASS key & 6 DISC SELECTOR keys At the time of unit ON : Used for EX.
  • Page 12: Display

    Controls and indicators XD-981MD (En) Display (The displays given in this manual are approximations only. They may differ from what actually appears on the display.) Amplifier/MD recorder section EX.BASS MEMORY SLEEP O.T.T. N. B. R.D.S TP TA NEWS INFO. REPEAT RANDOM DISC EDIT AUTO...
  • Page 13: Remote Control Unit

    Controls and indicators XD-981MD (En) Remote control Unit The keys on the remote control unit with the same names as on the main unit have the same function as the keys on the main unit. REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RC-981MD 5 5 5 5 5 SLEEP Europe, U.K.
  • Page 14: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Operation of remote control unit Controls and indicators XD-981MD (En) Loading batteries 1 Remove the cover. 2 Insert batteries. 3 Close the cover. ÷ Insert two R6 (“AA”-size) batteries following the polarity indications. Operation Remote sensor After plugging the power cord of this unit, press the ON/ ) key of the remote control unit to turn the STANDBY ( ¶...
  • Page 15 Controls and indicators XD-981MD (En)
  • Page 16: Let's Put Out Some Sound

    Let's put out some sound Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Basic use method ¶ Bass and treble compensation Listening through headphones Muting the sound temporarily Bass compensation 1. Set the ON/STANDBY key to ON (STANDBY). ON/STANDBY The unit is switched on when the CD, MD and TAPE playback key or the tuner BAND key is pressed.
  • Page 17 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Muting the sound temporarily Listening through headphones (Remote control unit only) Insert the headphone plug into the PHONES jack. MUTE Blinks DIGITAL PHONES ÷ Press again to resume the original volume. ÷ This is also cancelled when the volume is changed. Bass compensation (N.B.CIRCUIT : Natural Bass circuit) ÷...
  • Page 18: Playback Of Cd

    Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Playback of CD When a disc is placed into the CD player in advance, the unit will be switched on automatically by pressing the playback (6) key, and playback will start. To stop playback. To pause playback ¶...
  • Page 19: In Regard To Cd-Text

    Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) The key names in brackets in the explanations are the names of the keys on the remote control unit. Skipping tracks To fast forward and backward MULTI JOG Forward Backward search search To skip backward To skip forward ÷...
  • Page 20: Playback Of Mini Disc

    Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Playback of Mini Disc When a disc is placed into the MD recorder in advance, the unit will be switched on automatically by pressing the playback (3) key , and playback will start. ¶...
  • Page 21: Skipping Tracks

    Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Skipping tracks To pause playback MULTI JOG To skip backward To skip forward ÷ Each press pauses and plays the MD alternately. ÷ The track in the direction of rotating the jog dial is skipped, and the selected track will be played from the beginning.
  • Page 22 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Searching a desired track by its title (TITLE SEARCH) When the titles of the tracks recorded on a minidisc for recording are entered in advance, search by title is pos- sible for the tracks to be played. 1 Select the “MD”...
  • Page 23 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) In Regard to the TIME DISPLAY key This can be used to change the time display type at the MD Elapsed time of track being played recorder section. 0 0 1 TIME Remaining time of track being played DISPLAY Remote control unit 0 0 1...
  • Page 24: Playback Of Tape

    Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Playback of tape If you load a tape(s) in a cassette deck(s) while the power is off, simply pressing the tape play key turns power automatically ON and starts playback. ¶ To wind tape at Selection of Dollby NR high speed To stop...
  • Page 25 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) To wind tape at high speed To stop playback To fast wind in direction | To fast wind in direction \ ÷ Do not take out the cassette tape until the tape transport has ÷...
  • Page 26 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Searching for the desired music program (DPSS) The DPSS (Direct program Search System) is capable of detecting non-recorded spaces of more than 4 seconds as “blanks between programs ”and, based on this information, can return to the beginning of the music program being played or the beginning of a desired program by skipping up to 16 other programs.
  • Page 27 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En)
  • Page 28: Receiving Broadcast Station

    Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Receiving broadcast station It is also possible to receive them by one-touch operations When the TUNER/BAND key is pressed, the unit will automati- by storing up to 40 stations in the preset memory. cally be switched on and reception status will be reached.
  • Page 29 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) Collective presetting of stations Blinks (auto preset) MEMORY Keep the ENTER key depressed (about 2 seconds). AUTO STEREO TUNED DIGITAL M E M O A U T O The display differs according to the equipment (country and area), and “A.PRESET”...
  • Page 30: Let's Recording

    Let's recording Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En) This unit cannot record audio in monaural mode. Recording on MD MD recording is possible as “digital recording”, where the digital signal of the CD is used as it is, and as “analog recording”, where the analog signal of a broadcast etc.
  • Page 31: Start Recording

    Let's put out some sound Let's recording XD-981MD (En) Pause the recording In regard to display messages Recording is not possible when one of the following messages Blinks is displayed. “DISC FULL” : The minidisc is full. ÁA \ Erase unrequired tracks. “PROTECTED”...
  • Page 32 Let's put out some sound Let's recording XD-981MD (En) How to use the REC INPUT SELECT key In regard to track numbers at the time of recording Digital recording is executed automatically when the When a part without sound continues for 2 sec. or more during recording, the track number is automatically increased by “1”...
  • Page 33 Let's put out some sound XD-981MD (En)
  • Page 34: Recording On Tape

    Let's put out some sound Let's recording XD-981MD (En) Recording on TAPE Note that this cassette deck cannot record onto Metal tapes. Note Note ¶ 1. Load a tape in deck. 1 Open the door of deck. 2 insert a tape. 3 Close the door.
  • Page 35 Let's put out some sound Let's recording XD-981MD (En) Selection of the reverse mode To pause recording Blinks REV.MODE ¶ Each press switches the modes as follows. 1 “[” ... Both sides are played back (recorded), and ÷ Pressing the key pauses recording after leaving a non-recorded then the tape stops.
  • Page 36: Playback Of Cd

    Playback of CD Playback of CD XD-981MD (En) Listening in the desired sequence (program playback) Any titles on the discs in the tray can be listened to in the desired sequence. (Max. 32 titles) Select the “CD” input. Check that the CD player is in the stop mode. If it is in play mode Light the “PGM”...
  • Page 37 Playback of CD XD-981MD (En) To stop playback To add a track to the program 1 Select the disc. DISC SELECTOR Go to step 2 within 8 seconds. 2 Select the track. 3 Confirm the selection. ÷ When a track No. is entered, the track will be added to the end of the existing program.
  • Page 38: Repeated Playback

    Playback of CD XD-981MD (En) Repeated playback You can repeatedly listen to a favorite track or disc. Select the “CD” input. To repeat a disc Confirm that this is not lit. 1 Confirm that the “PGM” indicator is not lit. If the “PGM”...
  • Page 39 Playback of CD XD-981MD (En) To repeat only one track 1 Confirm that the “PGM” indicator is not lit. If the “PGM” indicator is lit, press the PGM key to turn it off. 2Select “REPEAT”. Each press switches the repeat mode. 1 REPEAT REPEAT Lights...
  • Page 40: Listening To An Unexpected Title Sequence (Random Playback)

    Playback of CD XD-981MD (En) Listening to an unexpected title sequence (random playback) As the titles each time are selected randomly, the music can be enjoyed without getting tired of it. Select the “CD” input. Confirm that the “PGM” indicator is not lit. If the “PGM”...
  • Page 41: Playback Of Md

    Playback of MD Playback of MD XD-981MD (En) Listening in the desired sequence (program playback) Use the following procedure to program desired tracks in a desired order. (up to 32 tracks) Select the “MD” input. Let the “PGM” indicator light. Lights Press in stop mode.
  • Page 42 Playback of MD XD-981MD (En) To add a track to the program 1 Sequentially select the track num- bers to be added. ÷ When a track No. is entered, the track will be added to the end of the existing program. Press in stop mode.
  • Page 43: Repeated Playback

    Playback of MD XD-981MD (En) Repeated playback Select the “MD” input. To repeat only the programmed tracks 1 Program the track sequence accord- ing to steps 1 to 2 of “Listening in the desired sequence”. 2Let the “REPEAT” indicator light. “REPEAT”, “PGM”...
  • Page 44 R.D.S. XD-981MD (En)
  • Page 45: R.d.s. (Radio Data System) (Except For Some Areas)

    R.D.S. (Radio Data System) (Except for some areas) R.D.S. XD-981MD (En) RDS is a system which transmits useful information (digi- tal data) for FM broadcasts together with the broadcast signal. Tuners and receivers designed for RDS reception can extract the information from the broadcast signal for use with various functions such as automatic display of the station name.
  • Page 46: Searching For A Desired Program Type (Pty Search)

    R.D.S. XD-981MD (En) Searching for a desired program type (PTY search) By specifying the type of program (genre) you want to lis- ten to, the tuner automatically searches for a station which is currently broadcasting a program of the specified type. ª...
  • Page 47 R.D.S. XD-981MD (En) Start the search. When searching for a Rock Music broadcast Display while the tuner is searching. Blinks R.D.S. R O C K Program type name display. When a station is received. Goes off To change to a different program type : R.D.S.
  • Page 48: To Be Able To Listen To The Desired Information At Any Time

    R.D.S. XD-981MD (En) To be able to listen to the desired information at any time By using the EON function, which manages the informa- tion of other stations, listening to desired information like traffic information or news etc. can be reserved even when it is not being transmitted at the present.
  • Page 49 R.D.S. XD-981MD (En) Wait for the desired information. ÷ When one of the stations of the network of the station received in 3 starts broadcasting the program contents selected in 2, CD, MD or TAPE playback may also be that station will be received automatically. At this time, Tape started.
  • Page 50: Convenient Recording Methods

    Convenient Recording Methods Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) Selection of the Recording Type Many convenient recording functions have been provided. Please select them according to the application. It is possible to record desired tracks in the desired se- quence from two or more CDs. In this case, select “Pro- gram recording”.
  • Page 51 Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) One-touch recording of one CD, MD When a desired track is found, only that track is recorded (one-touch edit recording of all tracks) All tracks of one CD can be recorded by one-touch operation. (One-touch edit recording of one track) Recording from CD is possible to tape or MD and simulta- While listening to a CD, it is possible to record the track being neously to MD and tape.
  • Page 52: One-Touch Recording Of One Cd

    Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) One-touch recording of one CD (one-touch edit recording of all tracks) All tracks of one CD can be recorded by one-touch operation. Recording from CD is possible to tape or MD and simultaneously to MD and tape. Make the preparations for recording.
  • Page 53: When A Desired Track Is Found, Only That Track Is Recorded

    Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) When a desired track is found, only that track is recorded (One-touch edit recording of one track) While listening to a CD, it is possible to record the track being heard at that time by one-touch operation from the beginning of that track.
  • Page 54: Producing A Md Collecting Only The First Titles (Cd =Md)

    Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) Producing a MD collecting only the first titles (CD =MD) (BEST HITS Function) The first tracks of all set CDs will be recorded on MD in sequence. During recording of the disc, the already recorded discs can be exchanged. This is convenient for collecting from a large number of single CDs.
  • Page 55: Producing A Tape Collecting Only The First Titles (Cd =Tape)

    Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) Producing a tape collecting only the first titles (CD =TAPE) (BEST HITS Function) The first tracks of all set CDs will be recorded on tape in sequence. During recording of the disc, the already recorded discs can be exchanged. This is convenient for collecting from a large number of single CDs.
  • Page 56: Recording Of One Cd Or Several Cds (Cd =Md)

    Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) Recording of one CD or several CDs (CD =MD) (Program recording) The desired tracks from 3 CDs can be recorded in the pro- grammed sequence on one MD. Recording preparation is required. Check that the CD player is in the stop mode. If it is in play mode Light the “PGM”...
  • Page 57: Recording Of One Cd Or Several Cds (Cd =Tape)

    Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En) Recording of one CD or several CDs (CD =TAPE) (Program recording) The desired tracks from 3 CDs can be recorded in the programmed sequence on one tape. With recording onto tape, the track will be inter- rupted for the part of the guide tape at the tape re- versal, where recording is not possible.
  • Page 58 Convenient Recording Methods XD-981MD (En)
  • Page 59: Md Edit Functions

    MD Edit Functions MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Selecting the editing function type Function Limitations because of the MD Standard Some of the functions are limited because of the MD standard. When a commercially available Mini Disc fabricated for user Please check this before assuming a malfunction.
  • Page 60: Assigning A Title To A Disc Or Track

    MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Assigning a title to a disc or track When titles are assigned to a disc and its tracks, the titles cannot only be displayed during playback but title search (searching a track by the title) is also made possible. The assigned titles can be changed or deleted with the same procedure.
  • Page 61: Changing Or Deleting A Title

    MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Changing or deleting a title Symbol list (ASCII codes) : Total number of title characters ! " # $ % & '( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ _ ` ˆ Up to 1792 characters can be input per disc and up to 80 charac- ters can be input per track.
  • Page 62: Moving Several Tracks At A Time (Quick Move)

    MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Moving several tracks at a time (QUICK MOVE) Use the following procedure to change the current order of tracks by selecting a desired order and moving the tracks together. 20 continuous tracks within the specified range can be reordered at a time.
  • Page 63: Moving A Single Track (Track Move)

    MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Moving a single track (TRACK MOVE) This procedure shows you how to select and move (insert) a track to the track number you desire. The surrounding tracks are renumbered automatically. Repeating this procedure lets you arrange the tracks in the order you desire.
  • Page 64: Dividing A Track (Track Divide)

    MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Dividing a track (TRACK DIVIDE) Use the following procedure to divide a track into two by inserting a track number in its middle. For example, by in- serting an additional track number before the passage you are specially fond of, it is easy to skip to there when you play the disc later.
  • Page 65: Combining Two Tracks (Track Combine)

    MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Combining two tracks (TRACK COMBINE) Use the following procedure to combine two tracks into one by deleting a track number. This operation allows to connect several tracks or a piece of music divided into sev- eral parts.
  • Page 66: All Erase

    MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) Erasing a single track or erasing all tracks on a disc (TRACK ERASE) (ALL ERASE) TRACK ERASE ALL ERASE During playback, it is possible to erase only the track be- During stop, all tracks can be erased. Be careful in using ing played.
  • Page 67 MD Edit Functions XD-981MD (En) “WRITING” displayed during the mini disc ejection opera- After editing, eject and remove the mini disc. tion indicates that the data associated with recording or editing is being written on the disc. Do not apply vibration or shock to the unit while this message is displayed.
  • Page 68: Effective Sound Field And Sound Quality Adjustment

    Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment XD-981MD (En) This unit permits selection of equalizer and sound field playback. Please select the equalizer as desired according to the music genre. Select the sound field mode according to the desired atmosphere. Adjustment of balance and input level Balance ..
  • Page 69: Listening With The Desired Sound (Equalizer Function)

    Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment XD-981MD (En) Listening with the desired sound (equalizer function) In addition to the three kinds of equalizer patterns which have been preset at the factory for use as reference, an equalizer pattern created manually by user can be stored in memory and recalled anytime.
  • Page 70: Creation And Memorizing Of An Equalizer Pattern

    Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment XD-981MD (En) Creation and memorizing of an equalizer pattern A desired equalizer pattern can be created and memorized. 1 ”MANUAL“ will be displayed. 1 ROCK 2 CLASSIC EQUALIZER 3 POP 4 MANUAL (Equalizer pattern editing) 5 EQ.
  • Page 71: Enjoying Sound Field Effects

    Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment XD-981MD (En) Enjoying Sound Field Effects Recording with applied 3D surround effect is not possible. Experiencing 3D surround This is a system producing a three-dimensional sound space. The feeling of depth, the width of the sound field, etc. are improved clearly, and the listening area also is widened.
  • Page 72: Clock Adjustment

    Adjust the clock before setting the timer. Clock adjustment Timer operation XD-981MD (En) When the AC cord is connected to a receptacle, the clock display starts to flash. Set the correct time following the instructions. Time display is made only when the unit is switched off. (At the time of power ON, display is made on the liquid crystal display in the MULTI JOG dial.) Ensure that the unit is OFF.
  • Page 73: Timer Operation

    Adjust the clock before setting the timer. Timer operation Timer operation XD-981MD (En) Operate easy To use Timer (O.T.T.) Playback of the selected input source starts at the specified time, and the unit is switched off after one hour. This timer operates only once directly after setting.
  • Page 74: Timer Programming

    Adjust the clock before setting the timer. Timer operation XD-981MD (En) Timer programming Two 24-hour timer systems (PROG.1, PROG.2) (which can be used every day) are available. In each of PROG.1 and PROG.2, the timer data including the operating period and played contents can be set and selected to be activated or not as required.
  • Page 75 Adjust the clock before setting the timer. Timer operation XD-981MD (En) Enter the ON time. ÷ After entering the figure of “hour” with the procedure in 1 and 2, MULTI JOG enter the figure of “minute” using the same procedure. The time is The time is returned.
  • Page 76 Adjust the clock before setting the timer. Timer operation XD-981MD (En) Select the timer program No. to be used. Each press of the key switches the program numbers as follows. O.T.E. 1 PROG.1 ..Execution of program 1 only. 2 PROG.2 ..Execution of program 2 only. 3 PROG.1, 2 ..
  • Page 77: Important Items

    Important Items In case of difficulty XD-981MD (En) Maintenance Maintenance of the Set In regard to contact cleaners When the front panel, the case, etc. becomes dirty, wipe with a Do not use contact cleaners because it could cause a malfunc- soft, dry cloth.
  • Page 78: Cleaning The Head Section

    In case of difficulty Important Items XD-981MD (En) Maintenance Cleaning the head section Cleaning the heads and peripheral com- Demagnetizing the head When the recording / playback head is magne- ponents tized, the sound quality will deteriorate. In such For maintaining the best condition of the deck and Cotton swab a case, demagnetize the head using a commer- for longer service life, always keep the heads (re-...
  • Page 79: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty In case of difficulty XD-981MD (En) What seems to be a malfunction is not always so. Before calling for service, check the following table according to the symptom of your trouble. Operation to reset Unplug the power cord from the power outlet then, while hold- The microcomputer may fall into malfunction (impossibility to ing the ENTER key depressed, plug the power cord again.
  • Page 80 In case of difficulty XD-981MD (En) Symptoms related to MD standard Symptom Cause ÷ More than 255 tracks (track No. 256 or more) cannot be recorded. (There “DISC FULL” is displayed while the disc still has a remaining re- cordable time. may be also cases in which recording is impossible while the track number is less than 256.) In such a case, the REMAIN time display shows “0:00”.
  • Page 81 In case of difficulty XD-981MD (En) MD recorder section (Displayed messages and actions to be taken against them) Displayed Message Meaning Action ÷ No disc is placed on the tray. ÷ Load a disc. NO DISC ¤ ÷ An attempt is made to record digital signal from ÷...
  • Page 82 In case of difficulty XD-981MD (En) CD player section Symptom Cause Remedy ÷ The disc is placed upside down. ÷ Place the disc properly, with the label side A CD is placed in the player but it cannot be played. facing upward.
  • Page 83 In case of difficulty XD-981MD (En) Cassette deck Symptom Cause Remedy ÷ The head is dirty. ÷ Clean the head referring to “Maintenance”. Sound cannot be produced by pressing ÷ The tape is wound too tight due to irregular ÷ Try another tape. the play key or no operation occurs even when an operation key is pressed.
  • Page 84: Specifications

    Motors ....................1 Weight (net) ............4.1 kg (9.0 lb)(1 piece) Fast winding time ..........Approx. 100 seconds (C-60 tape) KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed Notes Notes without notice.