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Kenwood VR-4900 Connection And Setup Manual

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VR-4900/VR-4700
KRF-V9993D
This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above.
Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area.
B60-4502-10 01 CH (K, P, T, M, X, Y) OC 9911

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  • Page 1 VR-4900/VR-4700 KRF-V9993D This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above. ‰ Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area. B60-4502-10 01 CH (K, P, T, M, X, Y) OC 9911...
  • Page 2 The VR-4900, VR-4700 and KRF-V9993D incorporate a VR-4900 and VR-4700 are sold in USA and Canada. KRF- high performance DSP to provide very high resolution from V9993D is sold in other countries.
  • Page 3: Before Applying Power

    Before Applying Power Read this section carefully to ensure safe operation. VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D is designed for operation *AC voltage selection AC voltage selector switch as follows. The AC voltage selector switch on the rear panel is set to the AC 110 ~120V / AC220 ~ 240V U.S.A.
  • Page 4 If any accessories are missing, or if the receiver is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If your receiver was shipped to you directly, notify your shipper immediately. Kenwood recommends that you retain the original carton and packing...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    To Connect Front Speakers Only: To Connect a DVD Player: To Connect Front and Surround Sound Speakers: What if I Have Several Kenwood Devices (System Connecting Your CD-R Recorder ......18 Control Chaining)? .......... 30 What if I Have a Powered Subwoofer?
  • Page 6 Room B (Using the Receiver’s Speaker B What if I Connected a CD Player to the Jack Outputs) Set PowerTouch Calls Tape2? (VR-4900/ Scenario 2: Surround Sound in Room A and KRF-V9993D only) Stereo in Room B (Using a Stereo Ampli-...
  • Page 7: Chapter One: Connecting Your Devices

    1, 2 and 3. until all connections have been made. Once all devices have • If you plan on using the VR-4900 or the KRF-V9993D been connected, you may plug them in and provide power. in a Dual-Room application (see Chapter Four), you must use the composite video connections in addition to any S-Video connections.
  • Page 8 Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices The following diagram shows the entire back of the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Note that some component jacks are linked to Jacks surrounded by a solid thick specific digital jacks. For example, if you connect line are present only on the VR-...
  • Page 9: Noting Your Devices

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Noting Your Devices Jack Set Device Manufacturer Model # Setup Code PHONO MD/TAPE1 CD2/TAPE2 MONITOR CD-R MONITOR OUT (TV on PowerTouch) VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3 VIDEO4 Use this table and the diagram on the preceding page to You will need this information later, when you set up your plan your connections before you make them, or use it to PowerTouch (see “Identifying Devices For PowerTouch Con-...
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Speakers

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Speakers CENTER FRONT FRONT SURROUND SURROUND POWERED SUBWOOFER RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY...
  • Page 11: To Connect Front Speakers Only

    1. Loosen the speaker wire binding posts. RIGHT SURROUND post. Repeat for the negative plug. 6Ω and 16Ω (VR-4900/VR-4700) or between 4Ω and 16Ω 2. Insert the wire from the positive jack on the RIGHT (KRF-V9993D for Europe and U.K.).
  • Page 12: Speakers

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have an Amplifier? FRONT FRONT Power Amp RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY...
  • Page 13: What If I Have An Amplifier

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have an Amplifier?, continued You can use supplemental power amplifiers for any of the channels instead of the receiver’s built-in amplifiers. Do not plug in the amplifiers or the receiver to AC power until all connections have been made.
  • Page 14: Connecting Your Tv

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your TV RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY IR O RECEIVER SL 16 TEXT DC12V 20mA VIDEO 4 IN VIDEO2 PLAY...
  • Page 15: To Connect A Tv

    This section focuses on the connections from your TV to 3. If your TV does not have any video input connections, the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Please refer to your TV’s you must purchase an RF modulator. The modulator instructions for more detail about its connection jacks and will convert the video signal from the receiver to an RF capabilities.
  • Page 16: Connecting Your Cable Tv Or Satellite Tuner

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Cable TV or Satellite Tuner Note that video device jacks are linked to specific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a satellite tuner with a digital cable, you should connect the analog cables to the VIDEO3 video device jacks and the digital cable to the VIDEO3 digital jack.
  • Page 17: To Connect A Cable Tv Tuner With A Composite (Rca) Video Output

    2. Connect the audio and video cables from the cable tuner’s digital output jack and the receiver’s VIDEO2, satellite tuner to the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Please tuner’s Audio and Video Out jacks to the receiver’s VIDEO3 or VIDEO4 digital input jack as shown in the refer to your tuner’s instructions for more detail about its...
  • Page 18: Connecting Your Vcr(S)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your VCR(s) RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S-VIDEO IN COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 S-VIDEO OUT PHONO PLAY RELAY TV O IR OUT RECEIVER CONTROL SENS...
  • Page 19: To Connect A Primary Vcr

    OUT and PLAY IN jacks as shown to the left. 3. Go to “Noting Your Devices” on page 3 and note which the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Please refer to your 3. Be sure to connect the VCR VIDEO IN cable to the jack jack you used to connect your VCR.
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Primary Cd Player

    PLAY VIDEO CENTER SUBWOOFER SECOND ROOM OPTICAL COAXIAL DVD/6 CH. INPUT PRE OUT DIGITAL IN *KENWOOD CD-3280M, OUTPUT A (CD1) CD-2280M, DPF-J9010, DPF-J9020 or DPF-J9030 OUTPUT B (CD2)* ONLY SYSTEM CONTROL CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY COMMUNICATION CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY...
  • Page 21: What If I Have A Video Cd-Compatible Cd Player

    3. If you are connecting a Kenwood CD Player with sys- its connection jacks and capabilities. 2. Connect the digital cable from the changer to the tem control, connect the system control cable from the receiver’s CD1 digital jack as shown to the left.
  • Page 22: Connecting Your Dvd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your DVD Player DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY Remove protective cap RELAY TV ON IR OUT...
  • Page 23: To Connect A Dvd Player

    This section focuses on the connections from your DVD tion methods—do not connect both. shown to the left. player to the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Please refer If you use the optical digital cable, be sure to remove to your DVD player’s instructions for more detail about its...
  • Page 24: Connecting Your Cd-R Recorder

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your CD-R Recorder DIGITAL RECORD IN - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL Remove protective cap RF REMOTE ANTENNA before connecting. SIGNAL REPEATER COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1...
  • Page 25: To Connect A Cd-R Recorder

    IN jacks to the receiver’s CD-R REC OUT jacks, as shown This section focuses on the connections from your CD-R to the left. recorder to the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Please re- 3. Connect the digital cable (either coaxial or optical) from fer to your CD-R recorder instructions for more detail about the CD-R’s digital jack to the appropriate digital jack on...
  • Page 26: Connecting Your Md Recorder Or Primary Tape Deck

    PLAY FRONT MONITOR VIDEO3 SURROUND CD-R VIDEO4 PLAY VIDEO CENTER SUBWOOFER SECOND ROOM OPTICAL COAXIAL DVD/6 CH. INPUT PRE OUT DIGITAL IN DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL RECORD IN (ANALOG) PLAY OUT (ANALOG) SYSTEM CONTROL CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY...
  • Page 27: To Connect An Md Recorder

    VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. 3. Connect the digital cable (either coaxial or optical) from 3. If you are connecting a Kenwood tape deck with system Please refer to your MD recorder or tape deck’s instructions the MD’s digital jack to the appropriate digital jack on control, connect the system control cable from the tape for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 28: Connecting Your Secondary Cd Player Or Tape Deck

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Secondary CD Player or Tape Deck RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY RELAY TV O IR OUT RECEIVER CONTROL SENS...
  • Page 29: To Connect A Secondary Cd Player

    2. Go to “Noting Your Devices” on page 3 and note which or tape deck to the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Please jacks you used to connect your CD player. In addition, Do not connect the system control cable from the sec- refer to your CD player or tape deck’s instructions for more...
  • Page 30: Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (With Ac-3 Rf Output)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (with AC-3 RF Output) COAX. AC-3 RF OUT RF REMOTE ANTENNA OPTICAL SIGNAL DIGITAL COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY...
  • Page 31: To Connect An Ac-3 Rf Output Laser Disc Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (with AC-3 RF Output), continued To Connect an AC-3 RF Output Laser Disc 5. Connect the coaxial digital cable from the demodulator’s DIGITAL OUTPUT COAX. jack to the receiver’s VIDEO4 Player: COAXIAL jack.
  • Page 32: Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (Without Ac-3 Rf Output)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (without AC-3 RF Output) Note that video device jacks are linked to specific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a laser disc player with a digital cable, you should connect the analog cables to the VIDEO3 or VIDEO4 video device jacks and the digital cable to the VIDEO3 or VIDEO4 digital jack.
  • Page 33: To Connect A Pcm Digital Output Laser Disc Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (without AC-3 RF Output), continued To Connect a PCM Digital Output Laser 4. Connect the digital cable (either coaxial or optical) from the laser disc player’s digital jack to the appropriate digi- Disc Player: tal jack on the receiver as shown to the left.
  • Page 34: Connecting Your Turntable/Record Player

    Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your turntable/ record player to the VR-4900/VR-4700/KRF-V9993D. Please AUDIO OUT refer to your turntable/record player’s instructions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 35: Connecting A Camcorder Or Additional Vcr

    Connecting a Camcorder or Additional VCR This section focuses on the connections from your camcorder or VCR to the front of the VR-4900/VR-4700/ KRF-V9993D. Please refer to your camcorder or VCR’s in- structions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 36: What If I Have Several Kenwood Devices (System Control Chaining)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have Several Kenwood Devices (System Control Chaining)? Connecting system control cords after connecting a KENWOOD audio component system lets you take advan- tage of convenient system control operations. Make sure the units are connected to the correct jacks on This unit is compatible only with the [SL16] mode.
  • Page 37: Connecting The Antennas

    To prevent hum interference, keep the AM antenna wires FM 75Ω ANTENNA away from speaker wires, AC power cords, the TV chassis, and the receiver. Kenwood recommends a permanently installed outdoor FM antenna for best FM reception. To connect an outdoor FM antenna:...
  • Page 38: Chapter Two: Setting Up Powertouch

    For more infor- 1. Press down and back on the battery cover to remove it. mation , call 1-800-KENWOOD or visit the Kenwood Web site at http://www.kenwoodusa.com. (For USA and Canada 3. Close the cover.
  • Page 39: Calibrating The Touch Screen

    2. Use the stylus to press the blue button at the bottom of the battery case: RC-R1110: RC-R1010: (For VR-4900/VR-4700) (For KRF-V9993D) If you are replacing batteries and complete the battery re- placement within 3 minutes, you do not need to calibrate When you touch each calibration point, you should hear a the screen;...
  • Page 40: Selecting The Model Type

    Multi Room (“Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple To stop the Quick Tour in the middle, touch the Rooms” on page 45) VR-4900/KRF-V9993D only. This menu setting allows you to activate dual-Room To change the time until the screen goes out:...
  • Page 41: Sp Selection

    L=left front, R=right front, C=Center, LS=left surround, open the Speaker Selection menu: nected, that signal is sent to left and right front speak- and RS=right surround. 2. Kenwood provides two ways to set up your speakers: ers. a. Touch on the Speaker Selection menu: Quick Setup: Use this method for a simplified setup •...
  • Page 42: Sp Distance

    Chapter Two : Setting Up PowerTouch c. If you set your left and right front speakers to Lrg SP Distance SP Level and want to send bass to the subwoofer in all Listen 1. Measure the distance from each speaker to the seat you In this step you will use your ears to balance the volume level most often use and note it below: of all the system’s speakers except the subwoofer for your room...
  • Page 43: Surround Sp Type

    Chapter Two : Setting Up PowerTouch Surround SP Type 12. To turn off the test noise, touch until the Test Tone 7. Touch to select the next speaker. display reads “Off.” 1. If you are not already there, touch 8. Carefully listen to the volume level of the test noise. If Setting the Subwoofer Level: Because of the way hu- the Setup Surround menu to open the Surround SP Type the noise is a different volume than the noise from the...
  • Page 44: What If I Connected A Cd Player To The Jack

    4. Touch to return to the Setup menu. • If you have a Kenwood Dual-Play 200-Disc CD Changer, you will need to set both CD1 and CD2/ How Do I Replace a Setup Code with a New TAPE2 to the correct code for this device (“Sys-...
  • Page 45: What If My Device Does Not Work With Any Of

    Chapter Two : Setting Up PowerTouch What if my device does not work with any 4. When a button which can be renamed is selected, of the codes on the list? (Name Input) button is displayed with black charac- What if I Want PowerTouch to Control ters.
  • Page 46: Storing Radio Stations In Memory (Optional)

    There are 40 preset storage buttons available. 4. Touch at the top of the screen: If you have a VR-4900 or KRF-V9993D, search for and store RDS stations first (see page 41), then set stations manually. The search function automatically assigns RDS stations to the first storage button, overwriting any stations already stored there.
  • Page 47: Storing Stations Manually

    Chapter Two : Setting Up PowerTouch 3. Touch at the top of the screen: 7. Touch a storage button. Use to access more storage buttons. If you choose a storage button that already has a station assigned, the new station will replace the previously- stored station.
  • Page 48 Chapter Two : Setting Up PowerTouch...
  • Page 49: Chapter Tree : Setting Up On The Receiver

    1. Plug the power cord into a household power outlet. or OFF. (when a subwoofer is used) or OFF (when not). 2. (VR-4900, VF-4700) Selecting SW RE-MIX: Selecting the FRONT speakers: Press the REMOTE POWER key to turn the receiver ON.
  • Page 50 3 Press SET UP key to display “C the volumes at a slightly loud volume.) 3.0m/10ft” and Storing RDS Stations Automatically (VR-4900 and KRF- correct the distance of the center speaker from you 4 Perform operation in step - of procedure 1 above.
  • Page 51: Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Rooms

    Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Rooms Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Rooms The VR-4900 and KRF-V9993D offers dual-room output and No additional amplifier for Room B: You can use the round sound in Room A even if you are also listening in control, which enables you to use a single receiver to con- Receiver’s Speaker B output for Room B.
  • Page 52: Making Connections

    Before you read section discusses how to connect a second TV/Monitor and this section, Kenwood recommends reading “Connecting how to connect an IR Receiver, IR Repeaters, Relays, and a Scenario 1: Surround Sound in Room A only or Stereo in Room A and Stereo in Room B (Using the Receiver’s Speaker B Outputs)
  • Page 53: Setting Up The Powertouch

    You can operate equipment from two different rooms us- 4. Touch the to highlight it. ing your Kenwood PowerTouch. To do so: 1. Make sure you have identified all the connected devices 5. Room A and Room B can be alternated each time the to your PowerTouch.
  • Page 54: Connecting An External Infrared Receiver And Ir Repeaters

    Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Rooms Connecting an External Infrared Receiver and IR Repeaters IR RECEIVER IR RECEIVER IR-9991 IR-9991 ADAPTOR ADAPTOR IR OUT In case of use in ROOM B N I T N I T IR IN IR IN IR OUT RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL...
  • Page 55: To Connect A Kenwood Ir-9991 Ir Receiver

    3. To activate the IR receiver connections, you need to press INPUT MODE key on the front panel of the receiver for more than 2 seconds. • VR-4900/VR-4700 : You will see “RF OFF” on the receiver display. • KRF-V9993D : You will see “DATA REAR IN ” on...
  • Page 56: Connecting And Setting Up On/Off Sensors Or Relay Controls

    Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Rooms Connecting and Setting Up On/Off Sensors or Relay Controls (VR-4900 and KRF-V9993D) RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER COMPONENT VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT FM 75Ω ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL...
  • Page 57: To Connect Relay Controls

    Chapter Four: Setting Up Multiple Rooms Connecting and Setting Up On/Off Sensors or Relay Controls (VR-4900 and KRF-V9993D), continued The VR-4900 and KRF-V9993D supports 2 types of addi- To Connect Relay Controls: To Connect TV ON/OFF Sensors: tional external controls: 1.
  • Page 58: Chapter Five: Warnings And Specifications

    Loudness Control FCC Compliance Notice Volume at -30 dB level ..+6 dB (100 Hz), +3 dB (10 kHz) Audio-video Receiver, VR-4900 and VR-4700 These devices comply with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Digital Audio Section Operation is subject to the following two conditions: Sampling Frequency .....
  • Page 59 Weight (Net) ................ 18 kg Coaxial ............0.5 Vp-p / 75 Ω Kenwood follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason, specifications may be changed without notice. Full performance may not be exhibited in extremely cold locations (below 0 deg. C).
  • Page 60 Numerics coaxial cable left speakers 200-Disc CD Changer ......15 front, connecting ........5 200-Disc CD Changer deleting, PowerTouch setup codes ....38 DVD player ..........17 surround, connecting ......... 5 connecting ..........15 devices LD player ..........25, 27 connecting SL16 text cable ......
  • Page 61 speaker distance, setting ......36 second tape deck speaker level, setting ........ 36 connecting ..........21 tape deck speaker type, setting ......... 37 connecting audio cable ......21 connecting ..........20 storing radio stations ....... 40 connection warning ......... 23 identifying to PowerTouch ......
  • Page 62 For your records Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.

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