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COMPACT HI-FI COMPONENT SYSTEM
K-531

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

GVT0353-002A (E, X)

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    COMPACT HI-FI COMPONENT SYSTEM K-531 INSTRUCTION MANUAL GVT0353-002A (E, X)
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. K-531...
  • Page 3 Safety precautions IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS 1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT 2. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover or cabinet. There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit; leave all servicing to qualified service personnel. CAUTION Information on Disposal of Old Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Batteries Do not block the ventilation openings or (applicable for EU countries that have...
  • Page 4 1999/5/CE. Español Por medio de la presente Kenwood declara que el R-K531 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Safety Precautions Contents To ensure safety, read the items by this mark carefully. External components Safety precautions ....2 Starts playback ..........32 Introduction ........6 Adjusting the input level for AUX Connection ........8 source ............. 32 Part names and functions ....10 Important information ....
  • Page 6: Introduction

    [CD £¥8 ] Press to make sure that “NO DISC” appears on the display. 2 Turn off the System. 3 Make sure any other components connected to the System are turned off. 4 Disconnect all the cords and cables. K-531...
  • Page 7: Installing The System

    Introduction Installing the System Always install the System on a flat, stable surface. When installing the System on a stand of some sort, be sure to check the strength of the stand. The speakers are not magnetically shielded. The magnets used in the speakers may cause color irregularities on CRT TVs or CRT monitors.
  • Page 8: Connection

    Use some force to insert the FM antenna cord Connecting the AM antenna cord into the terminal if it is hard to connect. Point in the direction that gives the best reception, and fix using FM indoor antenna tape, etc. (supplied) K-531...
  • Page 9 Connection Ensure that all the cords are securely connected. Loose or incomplete connections may result in noise interference or no sound at all. Other connections (commercially available accessories) Subwoofer with Digital audio Cassette deck, etc. built-in amplifier component Optical digital input Analog audio input Analog audio input (PCM signal)
  • Page 10: Part Names And Functions

    While the STANDBY/TIMER LED on the main unit lights up, the System is using very weak current to maintain the built-in memory (Standby mode). While in Standby mode you can turn the System on using the remote control. When the headphones are connected, no sound is emitted from the speakers. K-531...
  • Page 11 Part names and functions Display 1 Lights during USB connection. (P.30) e Lights while iPod/iPhone is connected. (P.28) 2 Lights while the sleep timer is set. (P.38) r Lights when there is a disc in the CD tray. (P.18) 3 Lights while the program timer is set. (P.39, 40) t Lights during playback.
  • Page 12 (P.22, 32, 33) [BLUETOOTH £¥8 ] [CD £¥8 ] [iPod £¥8 ] While in Standby mode, pressing One-Touch Operation: [USB £¥8 ] , or also turns on the power, and switches the input [TUNER/BAND] [AUDIO IN] [AUX] [D-IN] source. K-531 K-531 K-531...
  • Page 13 Part names and functions Using the remote control Loading the batteries Remote sensor R03/AAA (supplied) Approx. 6 m Approx. 30° Approx. 30° The batteries supplied with the System are for operational testing and may last only for a short time. When replacing the batteries, always load 2 new batteries.
  • Page 14: Important Information

    This System supports the following BLUETOOTH profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) If a BLUETOOTH device compatible with AVRCP is connected, the BLUETOOTH device can be operated from the System. (P.26) K-531...
  • Page 15 Important information Supported audio files On this System, you can play the audio file types listed below. MP3, WMA and WAV files are referred to collectively as “audio files”. Media Audio file type Extension Sampling frequency Bit rate .mp3 32 kHz – 48 kHz 32 kbps –...
  • Page 16 You can specify the playback sequence by adding a number from “01” to “99” at the beginning of each folder and file name before you record the files onto the disc. K-531 K-531 K-531...
  • Page 17: Handling Discs

    Important information Handling discs Handling precautions When holding a disc, take care not to touch the played surface. Discs playable on the System This System can play back a CD (12 cm, 8 cm), CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW or the audio part of a CD-EXTRA. Notes on CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW If the CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW being used has a printable label surface, the label surface may cause sticking that makes it impossible to remove the disc from the System.
  • Page 18: Starts Playback

    Discs recorded in Mix mode * Discs recorded in multiple sessions Discs recorded in mixed formats of CD-DA format and formats that are not music data * Mix mode combines the CD-DA format with audio files, such as MP3 and WMA. K-531...
  • Page 19: Other Operations During Playback

    Other operations during playback To pause playback Press [CD £¥8 ]. To stop playback Press [ 7 ]. To playback a specified track number Press [3] to play the 3rd track. Press [ 10], [1], and then [7] to play the 17th track. Press [ 10], [2], and then [0] to play the 20th track.
  • Page 20: Random Play

    If you press [REPEAT] during random play to activate all-track repeat playback, “ ” and “ ” indicators light up and random playback begins with different sequence once the current random sequence ends. K-531 K-531 K-531...
  • Page 21: Program Play

    Program play You can select up to 50 tracks and play them in the order you like. Press [CD £¥8 ] to switch the input source to “CD”. Playback begins when you switch the input source, so press [ 7 ] to stop playback. If the disc is already playing, press [ 7 ] to stop playback.
  • Page 22: Radio

    Frequency = Day/Clock = (back to the beginning) * “NO PS” appears if the program service name is not received. There is no sound while tuning (automatic/manual) is in progress. Automatic tuning provides stereo reception while manual tuning provides monaural reception. K-531...
  • Page 23: Presetting Stations Automatically (Auto Memory)

    Radio Presetting stations automatically (AUTO MEMORY) You can preset up to 40 FM stations. Preparation: Press [TUNER/BAND] to select “FM” Press [MODE]. Press [ 2 ] or [ 3 ] to select “AUTO MEMORY”, then press [ENTER]. “AUTO MEMORY” flashes on the display and the receivable stations are preset automatically.
  • Page 24: Radio Data System

    Social, Religion, Phone In, Travel, Leisure, Jazz, Country, Nation M (music), Oldies, Folk M (music), Document To cancel PTY Search Press [PTY]. There is no sound while searching is in progress. Some stations may not be provided or may be given different names depending on countries or areas. K-531...
  • Page 25: Bluetooth

    “SUCCESS” appears on the display when pairing is completed. When searching for this System with the BLUETOOTH device, this System appears as “K-531”. BLUETOOTH LED on the main unit flashes during the pairing process. If you are required to enter PIN code during pairing operation, [ 7 PAIRING] input “0000”.
  • Page 26: Listening To A Bluetooth Device

    The BLUETOOTH device will be disconnected automatically if... – you turn off the BLUETOOTH device or the System. – you change the input source. – you press and hold [ 7 PAIRING] until “CANCEL” appears on the display. K-531 K-531 K-531...
  • Page 27: Other Bluetooth Settings

    DEL DEVICE? * : Deletes the registered BLUETOOTH device. SYS INFO? : Shows the System name (“K-531”) and the BLUETOOTH address. Use [ 2 ], [ 3 ], [ 5 ], [ ∞ ] or [ENTER] to change the setting if necessary.
  • Page 28: Ipod/Iphone

    Always use the dock adapter. (For some iPod models such as iPod nano 6th generation, dock adapter is not necessary.) Keep the iPod/iPhone on a straight position while connecting/disconnecting it. Once the iPod/iPhone is connected, it can be charged. K-531...
  • Page 29: Other Operations During Playback

    iPod/iPhone Other operations during playback To pause and resume playback Press [iPod £¥8 ]. To fast-forward or reverse Press and hold [ ¢ ] to fast-forward. Press and hold [ 4 ] to reverse. To skip tracks Press [ ¢ ] to skip to the next track. Press [ 4 ] to skip to the beginning of a track.
  • Page 30: Usb Playback

    Depending on the USB device being connected, it may take some time for the System to recognize If no playable files are found, playback does not start. When playback resumes on a digital HDD audio player, sound may jump due to the mechanism specific to HDD. You cannot delete folders from the System. K-531...
  • Page 31: Other Operations During Playback

    USB playback Other operations during playback To pause and resume playback Press [USB £¥8 ]. To stop playback Press [ 7 ]. To skip folders Press [ NEXT ] to skip to a track in the next folder. Press [ PREV. ] to skip to a track in the previous folder. To fast-forward or reverse Press and hold [ ¡...
  • Page 32: External Components

    “AUX” or “D-IN” = Day/Clock = (back to the beginning) Refer also to the instruction manual that comes with the external component. This System can play PCM (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz) digital signals. K-531...
  • Page 33: Digital Audio Players, Etc

    Digital audio players, etc. Safety Precautions Preparation: Connect a component (such as a digital audio player) to the AUDIO IN terminal on the rear panel. Refer to “Other connections (commercially available accessories)” for connection (P.9). Starts playback Press [AUDIO IN]. You can also start playback on the main unit by pressing [INPUT] to change the input source to “AUDIO IN”.
  • Page 34: Usb Recording

    Press [USB REC] to start recording. recording) To stop recording Press [ 7 ]. Do not disconnect the USB device during recording process. You cannot record MP3/WMA files recorded on a CD-R/CD-RW. USB recording does not function while the sleep timer is activated. K-531...
  • Page 35: Selecting The Recording Sound Quality

    USB recording Selecting the recording sound quality Press [CD £¥8 ], [TUNER/BAND ], [AUDIO IN], or [ AUX] to select an input source. Press [MODE]. Press [ 2 ] or [ 3 ] to select “REC FORMAT”, then press [ENTER]. Press [ 5 ] or [ ∞...
  • Page 36: Audio Settings

    LEVEL (dB) LEVEL (dB) Variability Frequency Frequency Frequency Variability Variability Variability Frequency Frequency Audio setting adjustments do not affect the sound from components connected to the DIGITAL OUT terminal or AUX REC OUT terminals, or the sound during recording. K-531...
  • Page 37: Matching The Acoustic Effect To The Listening Environment (Coneq)

    Audio settings Matching the acoustic effect to the listening environment (CONEQ) The CONEQ (Convolution Equalizer) digital sound correction technology allows you to select the suitable acoustic effect to your room. Press [MODE]. Press [ 2 ] or [ 3 ] to select “CONEQ SET”, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 38: Timer Settings

    Canceled (“ ” indicator goes off) = (back to the beginning) To check the remaining time (when sleep timer is activated) Press [SLEEP] To cancel the sleep timer [ B ] Press to turn off the System (Standby), or press repeatedly until “ ” [SLEEP] indicator goes off. K-531...
  • Page 39: Setting The Program Timer (Timer Set)

    Timer settings Setting the program timer (TIMER SET) This function allows you to use the timer to start playback or recording automatically at a specified time. You can set two timers (“PROG. 1” and “PROG. 2”). The available sources for program timer are as follows: –...
  • Page 40 PROG. 1 turns on (“ ” indicator lights up) = PROG. 1 and 2 turn on (“ ” indicator lights up) = Timer off (“ ” indicator goes off) To modify the program settings Reconfigure the program timer from the beginning. K-531 K-531 K-531...
  • Page 41: Other Settings

    Other settings Safety Precautions Setting the display brightness (DIMMER) Adjust the display brightness according to your preferences and the conditions in the room. Press [DIMMER] repeatedly. Each time you press the button, the mode changes as..DIMMER OFF (normal brightness) = DIMMER 1 (reduces the display brightness) = DIMMER 2 (reduces the display brightness and turn off the dial lighting) = DIMMER 3 (restores the normal display brightness and turn off the dial lighting) = (back to the...
  • Page 42: Setting The Auto Power Save (A

    When recording audio signals from the AUX REC OUT terminals to the other component, Auto Power Save activates. To avoid the interruption of the recording due to Auto Power Save activating, deactivate Auto Power Save (select “OFF”) or set the volume anything other than “0”. K-531 K-531 K-531...
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    Safety Precautions Troubleshooting Whenever the System is not operating as expected, check the following tables to see if you can resolve the problem yourself before requesting service. Symptoms Solution No sound comes out from Check all connections as described in “Connection.” (P.8, 9) the speakers.
  • Page 44 (For reset of iPod/iPhone, refer to the cannot be recognized. Apple web site.) The iPod/iPhone is connected to the terminal. The terminal of the System does not support the iPod/iPhone connection. K-531 K-531 K-531...
  • Page 45 Windows Media is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by JVC KENWOOD Corporation is under license. English...
  • Page 46: Specifications

    FAT 16/FAT 32 Output DC 5 V 500 mA iPod/iPhone Output DC 5 V Tuner FM tuner Reception frequency range 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz Antenna impedance 75 Ω unbalanced AM tuner Reception frequency range 531 kHz to 1,602 kHz K-531...
  • Page 47 140 mm × 237 mm × 236 mm Weight (net) 3.4 kg (each) Notes: JVC KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. Sufficient performance may not be exhibited at extremely cold locations (where water freezes). English...
  • Page 48: For Your Records

    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.