Kenwood DPX-6020 Instruction Manual

Kenwood DPX-6020 Instruction Manual

Double din sized cd/cassette receiver
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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 double din sized CD/cassette 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 DPX-6020 Serial number
© PRINTED IN JAPAN B64-2050-00 (K) (+)
02/ 6 5 4 3 2 1 01/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5


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  • Page 1 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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Position Setting...25 Room Size Setting ...25 DSP Setting Preset Memory...26 Graphic Equalizer features Graphic Equalizer ...27 Preset Equalizer (KBS - Kenwood Built-in Sound) Selection ...27 Graphic Equalizer Adjustment...27 Graphic Equalizer Preset Memory ...27 Spectrum Analyzer Display Selection ...28 Function set system Function Set System...29...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    "O-N" switch to "N". When you connect a model with no "O-N" switch, the converter cord CA-DS100 available as an option may be required. For details, consult your Kenwood dealer. If a model with no "O-N" switch is connected, some...
  • Page 5: 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 6: General Features

    General features ∞ DISP SRC/PWR OFF DISP ATT indicator Clock display Power 5ANGLE RTN ¢ Turning on the power: Press the SRC (source) button. NOTE Turn the power on before carrying out the following procedures. Turning off the power: Press the PWR OFF button for at least one second. Switching Modes Switching Modes: Each time you press the SRC (source) button, the mode...
  • Page 7: Volume

    Volume Increasing Volume: Press the 5 button to turn up the volume. Decreasing Volume: Press the ∞ button to turn down the volume. Attenuator This function allows you to turn down the volume quickly. Turning Attenuator On/Off: Press the ATT button to switch the attenuator on and off. When the attenuator is on, the ATT indicator blinks.
  • Page 8: Panel Angle Adjustment

    General features Panel Angle Adjustment You can adjust the panel angle for easy viewing. Sliding the panel: Press the ANGLE∞ button. Each time you press the ANGLE∞ button, the panel will slide one step at a time.The faceplate angle can be varied in up to ten steps.
  • Page 9: Tuner Features

    Tuner features CRSC DISP 38 DISP/ NAME Band display Frequency indicator Tuning ¢ Press the SRC (source) button repeatedly to select the tuner mode. "TUNER" is displayed when the tuner mode has been selected. Press either the FM or AM button to select the band. Each time you press the FM button, the band switches between the FM1, FM2 and FM3.
  • Page 10: Preset Tuning

    Tuner features Preset Tuning You can recall a station being preset in preset station buttons (#1-6). Recalling a Preset Station: Press the preset station button (#1-6) for the desired station. The number of the recalled station is displayed. Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC) Temporarily have reception switched from stereo to mono to reduce multi-path noise when listening to the FM station.
  • Page 11: Station Name Preset (Snps)

    Station Name Preset (SNPS) You can assign names to radio stations with the Station Preset Memory. Up to 30 stations can be assigned names. Adjust the frequency to the station whose name you want to enter. NOTE This function cannot be available during the clock display. Press the NAME button for at least two seconds.
  • Page 12: Station Name Preset Play (Snpp)

    Reception starts of the displayed station, and the station name preset play mode ends. Canceling mode during input: Press the SBF button for at least one second. The station name preset play mode is canceled. Cassette player features DISP 38 DISP B.S indicator Mode display...
  • Page 13: Playing Cassette Tapes

    Playing Cassette Tapes Loading and Playing Cassettes: Press the CASSETTE EJECT button to slide open the front panel, showing the cassette (insertion) slot. Holding the cassette with the tape exposed to the right, insert in the slot. The front panel will close, and the tape will start playing. indicator lights up when a cassette has been loaded.
  • Page 14: Using Direct Program Search System (Dpss)

    Cassette player features Using Direct Program Search System (DPSS) Skip forward or backward to other tracks during playback. Skipping to Beginning of Current Track or to Previous Tracks (Rewind DPSS): Press the 4 button. Press once to rewind to the beginning of the current track, twice to rewind to the beginning of the previous track, and so forth.
  • Page 15: Index Scan

    Index Scan Successively plays the first 10 seconds of each track on the tape. Turning Index Scan On/Off: Press the SCN button to switch index scan on/off. The SCN indicator lights up when index scan is turned on. Stopping to Listen to the Track Being Scanned: Press either the SCN or 38 button.
  • Page 16: Cd/External Disc Control Features Playing Cds

    CD/External disc control features CD EJECT DISP 38 DISP/ SCRL RDM D.SCN NAME SCN/D.SCN indicator indicator Mode display/ Track Track time Disc number number Playing CDs ¢ DISC+ Play: Press the CD EJECT button to slide open the front panel, showing the CD (insertion) slot.
  • Page 17: Playing Other Disc Mode

    • Do not apply excessive force to the front panel after it slides. • Do not use the unit with the front panel in the slid condition. Doing so will cause breakdown. NOTE When you load a CD and eject it right away, the next time you try to insert the CD may not load.
  • Page 18: Fast Forwarding And Reversing Disc Play

    CD/External disc control features Fast Forwarding and Reversing Disc Play Fast Forwarding Disc Play: Hold down on the ¢ button. Release your finger to play the disc at that point. Reversing Disc Play: Hold down on the 4 button. Release your finger to play the disc at the point. NOTE You cannot use reverse play between tracks depending on the model being connected.
  • Page 19: Direct Disc Search

    NOTE You cannot use the direct track search function while doing track or disc scans or using random or magazine-random play. Direct Disc Search Function of disc changers with remote Using the remote, directly input the disc number that you want to listen to.
  • Page 20: Disc Scan

    CD/External disc control features Disc Scan Function of disc changers) Successively play the beginning of each disc on a changer until you find the one that you want to listen to. Starting the disc scan: Press the D.SCN button. The D.SCN indicator lights up and the first 10 seconds of each disc will be played, in the order they are loaded on the changer.
  • Page 21: Text / Title Scroll

    Text / Title Scroll This function permits the text to be scrolled and the entire text to be displayed. The scrolling method differs depending on the setting of scrolling in the function set system. To scroll automatically: Press the DISP button to display the disc title or the track title. The display of the text will be scrolled repeatedly.
  • Page 22: Presetting Disc Names

    CD/External disc control features Presetting Disc Names Store the names of discs to be displayed when played. Play the disc whose name you want to preset. NOTE • This function is available only for the CD player of this unit and disc changers that feature the Disc Name Preset function.
  • Page 23: Dsp Features

    DSP features ¢ DISP DSP/OFF COMP POSI/ R.SIZE Sound field control name DSP indicator — 23 —...
  • Page 24: Dsp (Digital Signal Processor)

    DSP features DSP (Digital Signal Processor) A DSP is a device which uses digital control to correct the audio signal and produce sound effects that can compensate for the small passenger compartment of a vehicle. The DSP indicator lights up when the DSP is on. Turning the DSP On: Press the DSP button.
  • Page 25: Compression Control Level Adjustment

    Compression Control Level Adjustment This function can compress the dynamic range of music, so that low sounds which are covered over by road noise can be raised. Press the DSP button. "DSP CTRL" is displayed once the DSP control mode is entered. The DSP indicator blinks during the DSP control mode.
  • Page 26: Dsp Setting Preset Memory

    DSP features DSP Setting Preset Memory Up to three sets of the DSP settings and conditions you adjusted can be stored in the memory, and then you can recall them with the single touch of a button. Press the DSP button. "DSP CTRL" is displayed once the DSP control mode is entered.
  • Page 27: Graphic Equalizer Features Graphic Equalizer

    If you make no button operation for 10 seconds, the Graphic equalizer mode is automatically canceled. Preset Equalizer (KBS - Kenwood Built-in Sound) Selection You can choose the equalizer from five settings whose sound qualities are preset to match music or vehicle characteristics.
  • Page 28: Spectrum Analyzer Display Selection

    Graphic Equalizer features Spectrum Analyzer Display Selection You can select the display to enjoy sounds with eyes. Switching the Preset Spectrum Analyzer Display: Press the EQ button. "EQ CTRL" is displayed once the Graphic equalizer mode is entered. Press the DISP button. The spectrum analyzer name currently set appears in the display.
  • Page 29: Function Set System

    Function set system DISP Function mode and setting display Function Set System ¢ To accommodate a greater number of functions, a function set system has been employed for making settings. Press the FNC button to enter the function set mode and then display the function to make the setting.
  • Page 30: Touch Sensor Tone

    Function set system Function items in Standby mode: 1. Touch Sensor Tone This function produces a beep sound that accompanies button operation. It can be switched on or off. Display and setting ”BEEP On“ ”BEEP Off“ 2. Switching Preout Switch the preout between the rear and non-fading. When you switch to non-fading, you can adjust the volume separately.
  • Page 31: Security Code

    6. Security Code When the battery is removed from the unit's power switch, you cannot turn on the unit again unless the preset security code is input. This function helps prevent theft. NOTE You must follow steps 1 to 9 to be able to use the Security Code function.
  • Page 32: Frequency Setting Of High Pass Filter For Front Output

    Function set system Function items in Other mode: <In Tuner/CD/Cassette/External disc control mode> 1. Frequency Setting of High Pass Filter for Front Output You can select the frequency to be cut of the high pass filter for front output. Display and setting “HPF-F Off/30/60/90/120/150/180/250”...
  • Page 33: Selecting Tuning Mode

    <In Tuner mode> 10. Selecting Tuning Mode Select which tuning mode — auto seek or manual — to use as the default. When the AUTO indicator is on, auto seek tuning is selected. When the indicator is off, manual tuning is selected. Display and setting "Auto Seek": auto seek mode "Manual Seek": manual tuning mode...
  • Page 34: Basic Operations Of Remote

    Basic Operations of remote – – TUNE FM/DISC ¢ TUNE TUNE TRACK DSIC – AM/DISC – DNPP/SBF DNPP/ DIRECT DIRECT/OK #0~9/A~Z REMOTE CONTROL UNIT 2CAUTION Do not set the remote on hot places such as above the dashboard. Loading and Replacing the Batteries: Use two “AAA”-size batteries.
  • Page 35 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 ▼ Tape mode ▼ CD mode ▼...
  • Page 36 Basic Operations of remote Cassette player features • 4/¢ buttons Press the 4 button to start play again at the beginning of the current track. Press the ¢ button to start play at the beginning of the next track. Press either the 4 or ¢ button to skip backward or forward to other tracks after entering the number of tracks used in DPSS.
  • Page 37: Accessories

    Accessories External view External view ... Number of items (M5×6mm) ...6 (M4×8mm) ...1 ...1 ...1 ...1 ...1 ...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.
  • Page 38: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    Connecting Wires to Terminals KENWOOD disc changer control input NOTE To connect the Disc changer, consult your Disc changer manual. When using the optional power amplifier, connect to its power control terminal. Depending on what antenna you are using, connect either to the control terminal of the motor antenna, or to the power terminal for the booster amplifier of the film-type antenna.
  • Page 39: Installation

    Installation (for TOYOTA, NISSAN Car etc.) 2CAUTION When performing a check of the CD operation prior to installation, place this unit in a hirizontal position and perform a loading/eject of the CD. ■ Installation Install onto the car bracket using the supplied screws (M5 × 6 mm, M5 x 7 mm).
  • Page 40 Assembly. Accessory0 (M5 × 7 mm) DPX-6020 NOTE If accessories 6 and 7 hit the inside of the console, preventing the unit from being attached tightly, snap their end parts off as shown below.shipped with the unit, as shown above.
  • Page 41 Factory-installed Accessory8 is to be fixed either car stereo to the center or bottom, depending on the car model. Accessory0 (M5 × 7 mm) DPX-6020 Accessory8 Accessory9 (M3 × 6 mm) ■ Installation type 3 Remove the factory-installed car Attach Accessory@ to Accessory8 which was stereo and install the unit.
  • Page 42: 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 43 PROBLEM The memory is erased when The battery wire has not been connected to the proper the ignition is turned off. terminal. The ignition and battery wire are incorrectly connected. A CD ejects as soon as it is The CD is upside-down. loaded.
  • Page 44 Troubleshooting Guide External Disc Control Mode 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 45 The tape player is malfunctioning. Eject the tape and try inserting it again. Contact the Kenwood dealer if this indicator continues blinking or the tape cannot be ejected. The CD player is malfunctioning. Eject the CD and try inserting it again.
  • Page 46: Specifications

    AM tuner section Frequency Range (10 kHz space) ...530 kHz – 1700 kHz Usable sensitivity (S/N = 20dB) ...28 dBµ (25 µV) Cassette player section Tape speed ...4.76 cm/sec. Wow & Flutter (WRMS) ...0.08 % Frequency response (70 µs)...25 Hz – 22 kHz (±3 dB) Separation (1 kHz) ...40 dB...

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