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Take the time to read through this instruction manual.
Familiarity with installation and operation procedures will help you obtain the best performance from
your new CO-receiver.
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 Kenwood dealer for
information or seNice on the product.
Model KDC-148/ KDC-108/ KDC-MP148CR Serial number
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  • Page 1

    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 Kenwood dealer for information or seNice on the product.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Direct Music Search using the remote controller (RC-405) installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. • When you purchase external components, Listening to the other external check with your Kenwood dealer to make components sure that they work with your model and in your area. Function settings •...

  • Page 3: Preparation

    Preparation rm n natlilli£ 1~U:111 J& II!UfM'llllt JII~ How to attach/detach the faceplate How to prepare the remote controller (RC-40S) When you use the remote controller for the first time, pullout the insulation sheet. OOOg 0000 ooog • Do not expose the faceplate to direct sunlight, excessive heat, or humidity.

  • Page 4: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Loading slot Ejects the disc Remote sensor • Do not expose to bright sunlight. Display window Volume knob Auxiliary input jack Detaches the faceplate The following indicator lights up when ... A stereo broadcast is received (FM). IN: A disc is in the unit. Maintenance Cleaning the unit: Wipe off the dirt on the panel with a dry silicon or soft cloth.

  • Page 5

    When you press or hold the following button(s) ... • Turns on. • Turns off if pressed and held. Selects the available sources (TUNER, CD, AUX, STANDBY), if the power is turned on. • If the source is ready, playback also starts. "CO" is selectable only when a disc is loaded.

  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting started Canceling the display Adjusting the clock demonstration 1 Press the volume knob to enter [FUNCTION] mode. The display demonstration is always turned 2 Turn the volume knob to select on unless you cancel it. then press to enter. [SETTINGS], When you turn on the power (or after you 3 Turn the volume knob to select...

  • Page 7: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio Hold for about 2 seconds to memorize the current station. • Press briefly to recall memorized station. 1 Press SRC to select "TUNER." 2 Press BAND repeatedly to select a band (FM1/ FM2/ FM3/ AM). 3 Press to search for a station.

  • Page 8: Listening To A Disc

    Listening to a disc Ejects the disc. ("NO DISC appears and "IN" indicator goes off.) • Press to select track/file. • Hold to fast-forwards/reverses. Press to select next folder. 1 Press SRC to turn on the power. c.!> 2 Insert a disc into the loading slot. Playback starts automatically.

  • Page 9: Direct Music Search Using The Remote Controller (rc-405)

    Direct Music Search using the Using the remote controller (RC-405) In playback mode: remote controller (RC-40S) : Selects folder. • Not available if Random Play or Scan Play is (+) : Selects track/file. selected. : Pauses/resumes playback. 1 Press DIRECT to enter Direct Music Search Mode.

  • Page 10: Function Settings

    Function settings 1 Press the volume knob to enter [FUNCTION] mode. 2 Turn the volume knob to select [AUDIO CTRL] or [SETTINGS], then press to enter. 3 Turn the volume knob to make a selection, then press to confirm. • See table below for selection. •...

  • Page 11: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Sound cannot be heard. • Adjust the volume to the optimum level. • Check the cords and connections. IIPROTECTII appears and no operations Check to be sure the terminals of the speaker leads are covered with insulating can be done. tape properly, then reset the unit.

  • Page 12: Installation/connection

    If you experience problems during • Be sure to ground this unit to the car's installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. chassis again after installation.

  • Page 13: Wiring Diagram

    (Power control wire) control terminal in the vehicle. To the terminal that is grounded when either the telephone rings or during conversation. Brown (To connect the Kenwood navigation system, (Mute control wire) consult your navigation manual.) Red (Ignition wire) Yellow (Battery wire)

  • Page 14

    "II;1S~!!!~.J.:t:.;h:;c!~u::n::.:i:.:t""' "hilii"""' . . » _ ' _' .. r"'t "" " ..•, ' ' ..," Connectthe wiring harness to the unit. Other wiring connection has been completed earlier (page 13) Before attaching, make sure the direction of the escutcheon is correct. (Wider hooks on the top side.) Bend the appropriate tabs...

  • Page 15: Specifications

    Specifications Audio sedion FM tuner section Frequency range: Maximum output power: 50 W x 4 For KDC-l481 KDC-108: Full bandwidth power (at less than 1 % THD): 200 kHz space: 87.9 MHz - 107.9 MHz 22Wx4 For KDC-MPl48CR: Speaker impedance: 4 Tone action: Bass: 100 Hz ±8 dB...

  • Page 16

    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radioffV technician for help. This symbol mark indicates that Kenwood manufactured this product so as to decrease harmful influence on the environment.

  • Page 17

    warranty Card Identification du produit Modelo do aparelho e numero de serie Model number & serial number Revendeur & cachet Nome da loja e carimbo Dealer & stamp Date d'achtat Data da compra Purchase date Nom & adresse du client Nome e endere90 do cliente Name &...

  • Page 18

    WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT IS It your KENWOOD product ever needs service: SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW 1. Take or ship it to any KENWOOD Authorized Service Center NOT COVERED LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS AND/OR DO NOT in the USA along with &...

  • Page 19

    To avoid possible shipping damage, make sure the Th is warranty card by itself is not considered by KENWOOD as product is properly packed. Include acopy of your original avalid proof of purchase When applying lor warranty repairs,...

  • Page 20

    Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this kenwood product. As mentioned in the pages of this booklet, our warranty is only valid in the countries listed. If your country is not listed please contact your retailer for information on warranty...

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