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Kenwood KDC-215S Instruction Manual

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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 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 KDC-4015/415S/315V/315S/215S/35MR
Serial number
©B64-1546-10 (KW)


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    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 KDC-4015/415S/315V/315S/215S/35MR Serial number ©B64-1546-10 (KW)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before use Warning...3 Safety precautions ...4 Handling Compact discs...6 General features Power...7 Volume ...7 Attenuator ...7 Switching Modes ...8 Loudness ...8 Audio Control Setting ...8 ec4/dB (Sound Coordinate) ...9 Mobile Preset...9 Theft Deterrent Faceplate ...10 Clock display ...10 Adjusting Time ...10 Tuner features Tuning ...11 Station Preset Memory ...12...
  • Page 3: Warning

  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    • If the unit starts to emit smoke or strange smells, turn off the power immediately and consult your Kenwood dealer. • Make sure not to get your fingers caught between the faceplate and the unit.
  • Page 5 • If you experience problems during installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. • If the unit does not seem to be working right, try pressing the reset button first. If that does not solve the problem, consult your Kenwood dealer. CRSC DISC A.ADJ...
  • Page 6: Handling Compact Discs

    Handling Compact discs Playing a CD that is dirty, scratched or warped can cause the sound to skip and the unit to operate incorrectly, resulting in worsened sound quality. Take the following precautions to prevent your CDs from getting scratched or damaged. Handling CDs •...
  • Page 7: General Features

    General features LOUD SCAN D.SCN ATT/ #1-5 LOUD ATT indicator LOUD indicator Power SRC/ Turning on the power: PWR OFF Press the SRC (source) button. ¢ NOTE Turn the power on before carrying out the following procedures. Turning off the power: CRSC Press the PWR OFF button for at least one second.
  • Page 8: Switching Modes

    General features Switching Modes Switching Modes: Each time you press the SRC (source) button, the mode switches as follows: Tuner mode CD mode External disc control mode 1 (KDC-4015/415S/315V/315S/35MR only) External disc control mode 2/AUX mode (KDC-4015/415S/315V/315S/35MR only) Standby mode Selecting standby mode: Press the SRC button repeatedly and switch to "OFF"...
  • Page 9: Ec4/Db (Sound Coordinate)

    "TRE": Adjust the treble level. Setting values: - 8 - + 8 "BL": Adjust the balance level. Setting values: Left 15 - Right 15 "FD": Adjust the fader level. Setting values: Front 15 - Rear 15 ec4/dB (Sound Coordinate) You can recall the best audio setting preset for different types of the music.
  • Page 10: Theft Deterrent Faceplate

    General features Theft Deterrent Faceplate The faceplate of the unit can be detached and taken with you, helping to deter theft. Projections Release button Grooves Removing the Faceplate: Press the release button. The faceplate is unlocked, allowing you to detach it. NOTE •...
  • Page 11: Tuner Features

    Tuner features LOUD SCAN D.SCN #1-6 ST indicator Band display Frequency AUTO indicator indicator Tuning You can choose between auto seek tuning of receivable CRSC frequencies and manual tuning. ¢ Press the SRC (source) button repeatedly to select the tuner mode.
  • Page 12: Station Preset Memory

    Tuner features Station Preset Memory Store the frequency of a station. You can then recall that station with a single touch of a button. Select the band/ station that you want to have stored. Press the button (#1-6) that you want to use for the station, for at least two seconds.
  • Page 13: Cd/External Disc Control Features

    CD/External disc control features LOUD SCAN D.SCN SCAN M.RDM D.SCN Track number REP indicator SCN indicator RDM indicator When the disc changer with the O-N selection switch is connected, set the switch to "N" position to operate the external disc control mode. Playing CDs Playing CDs: DISC +...
  • Page 14: Playing Other Disc Mode

    CD/External disc control features Function of the KDC-4015/KDC-415S/KDC-315V/KDC-315S/KDC-35MR Playing Other Disc mode This function permits the connection of optional players and the playing of discs other than the loaded CD (in the current unit). Playing Discs: Press the SRC button repeatedly to select the external disc control mode.
  • Page 15: Track / Disc Repeat

    Making a Forward Disc Search: Press the DISC button to display the desired disc number. Each time the button is pressed, the displayed disc number increases by one. Play starts at the beginning of the displayed disc. NOTE "LOAd" is displayed when discs are being exchanged on the disc changer.
  • Page 16: Random Play

    CD/External disc control features Random Play Play all the tracks on the current disc in random order. Press the RDM button to switch random play on and off. The RDM indicator lights up when random play is turned on. The track number will change over and over in the display as the next track is being selected.
  • Page 17: Basic Operations Of Remote

    Basic Operations of remote Accessory of the KDC-4015/415S/315V – FM/DISC ¢ TUNE TRACK DISC – AM/DISC – DNPP/ REMOTE CONTROL UNIT NOTE The supplied remote control unit is in its storage case. 2CAUTION Do not set the remote on hot places such as above the dashboard.
  • Page 18 Basic Operations of remote Accessory of the KDC-4015/415S/315V Basic operations • VOLUME buttons Press the button to turn the volume up. – Press the button to turn the volume down. • SRC button Each time you press the SRC button, the mode switches as follows: Tuner mode CD mode...
  • Page 19: Accessories

    Accessories External view ...1 ...1 ...2 ...1 ...4 ...4 ...1 2CAUTION The use of any accessories except for those provided might result in damage to the unit. Make sure only to use the accessories shipped with the unit, as shown above. Installation Procedure 1.
  • Page 20: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    Connecting Wires to Terminals KENWOOD disc changer control input (KDC-4015/415S/315V/315S/35MR only) NOTE To connect the Disc changer, consult your Disc changer manual. FM/AM antenna input If no connections are made, do not let the wire come out from the tab.
  • Page 21: Installation

    Installation Installation Firewall or metal support Accessory4 Self-tapping Accessory2 Metal mounting screw strap (commerciall y available) NOTE Make sure that the unit is installed securely in place. If the unit is unstable, it may malfunction (for example, the sound may skip). Installing in Japanese-Made Cars Refer to the section “Removing the hard rubber frame (P.
  • Page 22 Installation Removing the hard rubber frame Engage the catch pins on the removal tool and remove the two locks on the lower level. Lower the frame and pull it forward as shown in the figure. Lock Accessory3 Removal tool When the lower level is removed, remove the upper two locations.
  • Page 23 Screwing the Faceplate on the Unit If you want to fasten the faceplate to the main unit so that it does not fall off, screw in the provided screw (ø4 × 16 mm) in the hole shown below. Accessory7 2CAUTION Never insert the taptite screw (ø4 ×...
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide What might seem to be a malfunction in your unit may just be the result of slight misoperation or miswiring. Before calling service, first check the following table for possible problems. PROBLEM The power does not turn on. The fuse has blown.
  • Page 25 External disc control mode (KDC-4015/KDC-415S/KDC-315S/KDC-35MR only) PROBLEM The disc control mode cannot No wire has been connected to the disc changer input be selected. terminal on the unit. The specified disc does not The specified CD is quite dirty. play, but another one plays The CD is upside-down.
  • Page 26 Troubleshooting Guide The following messages are displayed when certain problems are occurring in your system. Take the recommended actions. No disc magazine has been loaded in the changer. The disc magazine is not completely loaded. E-01 ] Load the disc magazine properly. No CD in the unit.
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications subject to change without notice. FM tuner section Frequency range (200 kHz space) ...87.9 MHz – 107.9 MHz Usable sensitivity (S/N = 30dB)...9.3dBf (0.8 µV/75 Ω) Quieting Sensitivity (S/N = 50dB) ...15.2dBf (1.6 µV/75 Ω) Frequency response (±3.0 dB) ...30 Hz – 15 kHz Signal to Noise ratio (MONO) ...70 dB Selectivity (±400 kHz) ...≥...