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Kenwood DPX503 Instruction Manual

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DPX503
DPX303
DUAL DIN SIZED CD RECEIVER
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
RECEPTEUR CD FORMAT DUAL DIN
MODE D'EMPLOI
RECEPTOR DUAL DE CD TAMANO DIN
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
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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 DUAL DIN SIZED CD 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 service on the product.
Model DPXS03/DPX303 Serial number
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US Residence Only
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864-4226-00/00 (KW)

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  • Page 43 1 Music Editor Functions Music Editor Functions KENWOOD Music Editor (hereafter referred to as this program) manages songs (audio files) imported from music CD with an external program and transfers them to a USB device. Ripping Import Transferring Music CD...
  • Page 44 2 Reference Reference The windows and buttons of this program are described below. See Help for details. Windows Library View Displays a list of items (such as Impression category) in the Master Library. A list of songs in the item selected here is displayed in the file list view.
  • Page 45 2 Reference Menu [File] menu Import songs (audio files) to a library. Import all songs (audio files) in a folder to a library. Deletes from library songs without corresponding audio file. Also optimizes Create a new playlist. the database. Creates a new dynamic Create a playlist file.
  • Page 46 2 Reference [Tools] menu Update the library. Set various options. [Help] menu Display the help of this program. Start the default browser and display the Kenwood Display the version of this site update information. program.
  • Page 47 Starting Music Editor Double click the [KENWOOD Music Editor] icon on the desktop. The main window appears. NOTE • You can also start this program by selecting [Start] menu – [Programs] – [KENWOOD] – [KENWOOD Music Editor] – [KENWOOD Music Editor].
  • Page 48 Ripping songs from music CD Songs (audio files) to be played on Kenwood car audio must first be ripped from the music CD to your PC with an external program (such as Windows Media Player 10/11) that has an ripping function.
  • Page 49 3 Basic Operation Importing songs to library After ripping songs (audio files) to your PC from a music CD, import them to the library of this program. Click Select the song to import and click [Open]. The selected song is imported and appears in the file list view.
  • Page 50 3 Basic Operation NOTE • You can also specify the file format of the imported song (audio file) in the [File] tab of the option setup dialog displayed by selecting [Options] from the [Tools] menu. This specification applies to all imports including library update. •...
  • Page 51 3 Basic Operation Making USB device available The USB device used with this program must first be made available. Connect the USB device. In the target selector, click the icon of the USB device to register. Select [Register target.], and click [Yes]. Set the name of the USB device.
  • Page 52 3 Basic Operation Select the model of the car audio using the USB device and click [OK]. Click [Next]. Check the displayed information and click [Complete]. When registration completes, an icon corresponding to the USB device appears in the target selector. CAUTION •...
  • Page 53 3 Basic Operation NOTE • Selecting [Create database without registering.] in step 3 creates a database on the USB device to enable a song selection by categories or artists on a car audio system from songs stored in USB device. This operation will not register the USB device to this program.
  • Page 54 3 Basic Operation Transferring songs to USB device You can reserve to transfer songs to a USB device by dragging and dropping items displayed in library view or songs displayed in file list view to the target view, and selected songs actually will transfer when device is synchronized.
  • Page 55 3 Basic Operation Synchronizing with USB device Synchronizing each USB device library managed by this program with the actual library in the USB device. Connect the USB device. Select the USB device to synchronize in the target selector. Click NOTE •...
  • Page 56 4 Library management Library management Managing songs for this program and USB device. Viewing songs in the library You can view songs (audio files) in this program's library or USB device. Click the item to view the songs by in the library view or target view.
  • Page 57 4 Library management Changing song display order You can change the order of the songs (audio files) displayed in the file list view. Click the item to sort by. The displayed songs are sorted in the ascending order of the selected item. Click the same item once more to sort in descending order.
  • Page 58 4 Library management Searching songs in the library You can search songs in this program's library or USB device library. Click the item to search the songs by in the library view or target view. Select the information to search from the drop down list.
  • Page 59 4 Library management Deleting a song You can delete songs (songs displayed in file list view) in your library. Select the target device in order to delete a song in the USB device. Click "All Songs" in the library view or target view.
  • Page 60 4 Library management Song information About song information Various information is imported when you import songs from a music CD to your PC. This information is referred to as song information. This program can manage the following song information. Item Description Change Change multiple...
  • Page 61 4 Library management Changing song information You can change links to song information such as title, artist, album, genre, track no., year, favorite, and album art. Select the song (audio file) to change the information. Select [Property] from the [Edit] menu. The Properties dialog appears.
  • Page 62: Creating A Playlist

    5 Playlists Playlists With this software, you can play your favorite songs or songs collected according to predefined rules like an album. There are three types of playlist: • Playlists The user selects the songs to put in playlist. • Dynamic playlist The user specifies the rule (such as artist or genre) for selecting songs to put in the playlist.
  • Page 63 5 Playlists Creating a dynamic playlist In the target library, you can create a playlist of automatically collected songs satisfying a specified condition (dynamic playlist). Each time a song is added to the library, it is checked according to a specified rule and automatically added to the dynamic playlist.
  • Page 64 5 Playlists NOTE • You can create up to 99 playlists with up to 9999 songs per playlist. • You cannot set crossfade for dynamic playlist. • If [Live updating] is unchecked in the dynamic playlist dialog, the dynamic playlist is not updated automatically when songs are added to the library.
  • Page 65 5 Playlists Creating an impression playlist In the target library, you can create a playlist of automatically collected songs with the specified theme (impression playlist). In the file list view, right-click the song to be the theme of the impression playlist. Click [Select songs focusing around this song] from the context menu.
  • Page 66 5 Playlists Set the number of songs limit and click [OK]. NOTE • Only songs that have completed data analysis are selected for auto playlist creation. Be sure to complete data analysis before automatically creating impression playlist because songs that have not completed data analysis are not included.
  • Page 67 5 Playlists Setting playlist crossfade Cross-fade is a smooth transition from the end of one song to the beginning of next song. You can load multiple songs in a playlist to car audio as one continuous file by setting crossfade for a playlist.
  • Page 68 5 Playlists Drag the slider and specify the overlap duration. Specify the sound quality in the [Quality] drop down list. Click [OK].
  • Page 69 5 Playlists NOTE • The crossfade function cannot be set when a car audio without crossfade function is selected. • Select a song in the [Fade out] drop down list and click to play the crossfade part. • You can also set crossfade in the [Crossfade] tab of the Options dialog displayed by selection [Options] from the [Tools] menu.
  • Page 70 Trademarks • KENWOOD is a trademark or registered trademark in Japan and other countries. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Musicsommelier is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. in Japan and other countries.

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