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CD-RECEIVER
KDC-X589
KDC-MP5028
KDC-MP528

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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-X589, KDC-MP5028, KDC-MP528
Serial number
© B64-2975-00/00 (KW)

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Table of Contents

   Summary of Contents for Kenwood KDC-MP528

  • 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-X589, KDC-MP5028, KDC-MP528 Serial number...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety precautions Notes Warning About CDs About AAC, MP3 and WMA General features Power Selecting the Source Volume Attenuator System Q Audio Control Audio Setup Subwoofer Output Speaker Setting Switching Display Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS) Faceplate Angle Adjustment Theft Deterrent Faceplate TEL Mute Tuner features Tuning...
  • Page 3 The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby Laboratories. English...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    KENWOOD disc changers/ CD players released in 1998 or later can be connected to this unit. Refer to the catalog or consult your Kenwood dealer for connectable models of disc changers/ CD players. Note that any KENWOOD disc changers/ CD players released in 1997 or earlier and disc changers made by other makers cannot be connected to this unit.
  • Page 5: Notes

    Notes • If you experience problems during installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. • If the unit fails to operate properly, press the Reset button. The unit returns to factory settings when the Reset button is pressed. • Press the reset button if the disc auto changer fails to operate correctly.
  • Page 6: Warning

    "Media Manager". • Refer to the following site for the updated information of "Media Manager". http://www.kenwood.mediamanager.jp/ • Contact Kenwood for the function and operation of the "Media Manager". • "Media Manager" is a product of PhatNoise. English...
  • Page 7: About Cds

    About CDs Handling CDs • Don’t touch the recording surface of the CD. • CD-R and CD-RW are easier to damage than a normal music CD. Use a CD-R or a CD-RW after reading the caution items on the package etc. •...
  • Page 8: About Aac, Mp3 And Wma

    • The files with copy protection cannot be played. Playable AAC file • ".m4a" file encoded by AAC-LC format. Refer to http://www.kenwood.mediamanager.jp/ for the details. Playable MP3 file • MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 file •...
  • Page 9: General Features

    General features Release button Release button Power Turning ON the Power Press the [SRC] button. Turning OFF the Power Press the [SRC] button for at least 1 second. Selecting the Source Press the [SRC] button. Source required SIRIUS tuner (Optional accessory) Tuner or HD Radio (Optional accessory) External disc (Optional accessory) Auxiliary input*...
  • Page 10: System Q

    General features System Q You can recall the best sound setting preset for different types of music. Select the source to set Press the [SRC] button. Select the Sound type Press the [Q] button. Each time the button is pressed, the sound setting switches.
  • Page 11: Audio Setup

    5 Exit the Detail Audio Control mode Press the [VOL] knob for at least 1 second. • When the Bass Extend is set to ON, low frequency response is extended by 20%. • You can exit the Audio Control mode at anytime by pressing any button except for [VOL], [ATT] and [ANG] buttons.
  • Page 12: Speaker Setting

    General features Speaker Setting Fine-tuning so that the System Q value is optimal when setting the speaker type. Enter Standby Press the [SRC] button. Select the "STANDBY" display. Enter Speaker Setting mode Press the [VOL] knob. Select the Speaker type Turn the [VOL] knob.
  • Page 13: Station/disc Naming (snps/dnps)

    • If the text for the Sirius tuner source, including Channel name, etc. is selected when the channel which does not have text for the Sirius tuner source, including Channel name, etc. is played, band & channel number is displayed. Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS) Attaching a title to a Station or CD.
  • Page 14: Theft Deterrent Faceplate

    General features Theft Deterrent Faceplate The faceplate of the unit can be detached and taken with you, helping to deter theft. Removing the Faceplate Press the Release button. The faceplate is unlocked, allowing you to detach • The faceplate is a precision piece of equipment and can be damaged by shocks or jolts.
  • Page 15: Tuner Features

    Tuner features Band display ST indicator Tuning Selecting the station. Select tuner source Press the [SRC] button. Select the "TUNER" display. Select the band Push the Control knob to [FM] or [AM]. Each time the knob is pushed to [FM], it switches between the FM1, FM2, and FM3 bands.
  • Page 16: Direct Access Tuning

    Tuner features Function of remote Direct Access Tuning Entering the frequency and tuning. Select the band Press the [FM] or [AM] button. Enter Direct Access Tuning mode Press the [DIRECT] button on the remote. "– – – –" is displayed. Enter the frequency Press the number buttons on the remote.
  • Page 17: Cd/audio File/external Disc Control Features

    CD/Audio file/External disc control features Track number IN indicator Playing CD & Audio file When there is no disc inserted Open the panel. Press the [0] button. Insert a disc. • When the faceplate has been slid open, it might interfere with the shift lever or something else.
  • Page 18: Playing External Disc

    CD/Audio file/External disc control features Playing External Disc Playing discs set in the optional accessory disc player connected to this unit. Press the [SRC] button. Select the display for the disc player you want. Display examples: Display Disc player "CD CH" CD changer "MD CH"...
  • Page 19: Track/file/disc/folder Repeat

    Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat Replaying the song, disc in the Disc changer or Audio file folder you’re listening to. Press the [REP] button. Each time the button is pressed, the Repeat Play switches as shown below. In CD & External disc source Repeat play Display Track Repeat...
  • Page 20: Folder Select

    CD/Audio file/External disc control features Function of Audio file Folder Select Quickly selecting the folder you want to listen to. Enter Folder Select mode Press the [F.SEL] button. "F-SELECT" is displayed. During Select mode the folder information is displayed as shown below. Folder name display Displays the current folder name.
  • Page 21: Letter Seek

    Function of the KDC-X589 Function of the ACDrive disc Letter Seek The song, in which you want to play, can be searched by selecting the initial of Genre name, Artist name, or Album name. Enter the Letter Seek mode Press the [S.MODE] button for at least 1 second.
  • Page 22: Hd Radio Control Features

    HD Radio control features Band display ST indicator • When you connect an HD Radio, Tuner features of the unit are disabled and switched to HD Radio tuner features. A portion of the setting methods including the Tuning Mode will change. •...
  • Page 23: Menu System

    Menu system Menu System Setting during operation beep sound etc. functions. The Menu system basic operation method is explained here. The reference for the Menu items and their setting content is after this operation explanation. Enter Menu mode Press the [MENU] button for at least 1 second. "MENU"...
  • Page 24: Menu System

    Menu system In Standby mode Security Code Because authorization by the Security Code is required when it’s removed from the vehicle, personalizing this unit is by using the Security Code is a help in preventing theft. • The setup Security Code can be done when the <Demonstration mode Setting>...
  • Page 25: Selectable Illumination

    Display Setting "DIM ON" The display dims. "DIM OFF" The display doesn’t dim. Function of the KDC-MP5028/KDC-MP528 In Standby mode Switching preout Switching the preout between the rear and subwoofer. (In subwoofer it outputs without effect from the fader control.)
  • Page 26: Amp Control

    Menu system Function of the KDC-X589 When LX AMP unit connecting AMP Control You can control the LX AMP connected to the unit. Select AMP Control mode Push the Control knob to [FM] or [AM]. Select the "AMS CTRL" display. Enter AMP Control mode Press the Control knob for at least 1 second.
  • Page 27: Auxiliary Input Display Setting & Station/disc

    - Folder name/ File name/ Song title/ Artist name/ Album name - MD title - Text for the SIRIUS tuner source, HD Radio source, including Channel name, etc. Function of the KDC-MP5028/KDC-MP528 In Standby mode Built-in Auxiliary input Setting Set the Built-in Auxiliary Input function. Display Setting "AUX OFF"...
  • Page 28: Voice Index

    Menu system Function of the KDC-X589 Function of ACDrive disc Voice Index Setting the announcement during the play of ACDrive disc. Display Setting "V-ID ON" Guide is announced. "V-ID OFF" Not be announced. Function of the KDC-X589 In CD mode ACDrive firmware version display Displaying the firmware version with the ACDrive function.
  • Page 29: Audio Preset Call

    Audio Preset Call Recalling the sound setup registered by <Audio Preset Memory> (page 28). Select the source Press the [SRC] button. Enter Menu mode Press the [MENU] button for at least 1 second. "MENU" is displayed. Select Audio Preset mode Push the Control knob to [FM] or [AM].
  • Page 30: Basic Operations Of Remote

    Basic Operations of remote Loading and Replacing the battery Use two "AA"-size batteries. Slide the cover while pressing downwards to remove it as illustrated. Insert the batteries with the + and – poles aligned properly, following the illustration inside the case. 2WARNING •...
  • Page 31: In Disc Source

    Audio Control [AUD] button Select the Audio item for adjustment. [VOL] buttons Adjust the Audio item. • Refer to <Audio Control> (page 10) for the operation method, such as the procedures of Audio control and others. • Only selecting and adjusting of the Basic Audio item can be done by the remote control.
  • Page 32: Accessories/ Installation Procedure

    Accessories/ Installation Procedure Accessories Installation Procedure 1. To prevent a short circuit, remove the key from the ignition and disconnect the - battery. 2. Make the proper input and output wire connections for each unit. 3. Connect the speaker wires of the wiring harness. 4.
  • Page 33: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    Connect to the terminal that is grounded when either the telephone rings or during conversation. To connect the KENWOOD navigation system, consult your navigation manual. To "EXT.AMP.CONT. " terminal of the amplifier having the external amp control function.
  • Page 34: Installation

    Installation non-Japanese cars Metal mounting strap (commercially available) Firewall or metal support Bend the tabs of the mounting sleeve with a screwdriver or similar utensil and attach it in place. Self-tapping screw (commercially available) Screw (M4X8) (commercially available) • Make sure that the unit is installed securely in place. If the unit is unstable, it may malfunction (for example, the sound may skip).
  • Page 35 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 screws in the holes shown below. Bottom panel Accessory5 • Never insert the screw in any other screw hole than the one specified.
  • Page 36: Removing The Unit

    Removing the Unit Removing the hard rubber frame Engage the catch pins on the removal tool and remove the two locks on the upper level. Upper the frame and pull it forward as shown in the figure. Accessory2 Removal tool When the upper level is removed, remove the lower two locations.
  • Page 37: 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. General The power does not turn ON. ✔...
  • Page 38 Troubleshooting Guide Disc source "AUX EXT" is displayed without achieving External disc control mode. ✔ Unsupported disc changer is connected. ☞ Use the disc changer mentioned in the <About CD players/disc changers connected to this unit> (page 4) of the section on <Safety precautions>.
  • Page 39 The messages shown below display your systems condition. EJECT: No disc magazine has been loaded in the changer. The disc magazine is not completely loaded. ➪ Load the disc magazine properly. No CD in the unit. ➪ Insert the CD. NO DISC: No disc has been loaded in the disc magazine.
  • Page 40: Specifications

    Middle : 1 kHz ±10 dB Treble : 10 kHz ±10 dB Preout level / Load (during disc play) KDC-X589/MP5028: 4000 mV/10 kΩ KDC-MP528: 2500 mV/10 kΩ Preout impedance : ≤ 600 Ω Auxiliary input (KDC-MP5028/MP528) Frequency response (±1 dB) : 20 Hz –...

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