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Kenwood DPX502 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.
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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.
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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. Model DPX502 Serial number...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety precautions Notes General features Power Selecting the Source Volume Attenuator System Q Audio Control Audio Setup Speaker Setting Subwoofer Output TEL Mute Switching Display Tuner features Tuning Tuning Mode Direct Access Tuning Station Preset Memory Auto Memory Entry Preset Tuning RDS features Radio Text Scroll...
  • Page 3: 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 4: Notes

    • If you experience problems during installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. • When you purchase optional accessories, check with your Kenwood dealer to make sure that they work with your model and in your area. • We recommend the use of <Activating Security Code>...
  • Page 5 : Audio fi Audio file An online manual about audio files is put on the site, On this online manual, detailed information and notes which are not written in this manual are provided. Make sure to read through the online manual as well.
  • Page 6 Kenwood Corporation 2967-3, ISHIKAWA-MACHI, HACHIOJI-SHI TOKYO, JAPAN KENWOOD CORP. CERTIFIES THIS EQUIPMENT CONFORMS TO DHHS REGULATIONS N0.21 CFR 1040. 10, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J. Location : Bottom Panel FCC WARNING This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy.
  • Page 7: General Features

    General features DISP 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 Satellite radio (Optional accessory) Tuner or HD Radio (Optional accessory) USB device (iPod) External disc (Optional accessory) Auxiliary input*...
  • Page 8: Attenuator

    General features Attenuator Turning the volume down quickly. Press the [ATT] button. Each time you press the button, the Attenuator turns ON and OFF. When the Attenuator is ON, the "ATT" indicator blinks. System Q Selecting the best sound setting preset for different types of music.
  • Page 9: Audio Setup

    Audio Setup Setting the Sound system, such as Cross over Network. Select the source to adjust Press the [SRC] button. Enter Audio Setup mode Press the [VOL] knob for at least 1 second. Select the Audio Setup item to adjust Press the [VOL] knob.
  • Page 10: Tel Mute

    General features TEL Mute The audio system automatically mutes when a call comes in. When a call comes in "CALL" is displayed. The audio system pauses. Listening to the audio during a call Press the [SRC] button. The "CALL" display disappears and the audio system comes back ON.
  • Page 11 In Satellite radio source Information Display Channel name "CH NAME" Music title "SONG" Artist name "ARTIST" Composer name "COMPOSER" Category name "CATEGORY" Label name "LABEL" Comment "COMMENT" Band & Channel number "CH NUM" Clock "CLOCK" In Standby/ Auxiliary input source Information Display Source name...
  • Page 12: Tuner Features

    Tuner features AUTO/AME 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 towards [FM] or [AM]. Each time you push the knob toward [FM], it switches between the FM1, FM2, and FM3 bands.
  • Page 13: Direct Access Tuning

    Function of remote control 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 control. "– – – –" is displayed. Enter the frequency Press the number buttons on the remote control.
  • Page 14: Rds Features

    RDS features AUTO RDS indicator Radio Text Scroll Scrolling the displayed radio text. Push the Control knob toward up for at least 2 seconds. ⁄ • When the <Display Illumination Control> (page 25) is set to OFF, the display may black out while scrolling. PTY (Program Type) Selecting the Program Type and searching for a station.
  • Page 15: Registration Of A Station As A Pty

    Religious Music Religious Talk Personality Public College Weather ⁄ • Speech and Music include the Program type below. Music: No.7 — 19, 21 Speech: No.3 — 6, 20, 22 — 26 • The Program Type can be put in the [1] — [6] button memory and recalled quickly.
  • Page 16: Cd/Usb Device/Audio File/External Disc Control Features

    • For the audio files and discs you can play with this unit, refer to <About Audio file> (page 5). • You can play the file made by KENWOOD Music Editor by the same operation. • You can eject the disc for 10 minutes after switching off the engine.
  • Page 17: Playing Usb (Ipod) Device

    USB device are all the same. • Be sure to insert the USB device connector as far as it will • You can play the file made by KENWOOD Music Editor by the same operation. Pause and play Press the Control knob.
  • Page 18: Playing External Disc

    CD/USB device/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"...
  • Page 19: Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat

    Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat Replaying the music, disc in the Disc changer or Audio file folder you are listening to. Press the [REP] button. Each time you press the button, the Repeat Play alternates between the modes shown in the tables below. In CD &...
  • Page 20: All Random Play

    CD/USB device/Audio file/External disc control features Function of Audio file All Random Play Playing randomly from all of the Audio files recorded in the media. Press the [A.RDM] button for at least 1 second. When the random mode is ON, "ALL RDM" is displayed.
  • Page 21: File Select 2 Mode

    Function of non-iPod and non-"Music Editor" file File Select 2 mode Select the target folder within the folders containing audio files. The folder which contains playable audio files is only displayed. Enter File Select 2 mode Press the [F.SEL] button twice. Select the "F-SEL2"...
  • Page 22: Hd Radio Control Features

    HD Radio control features AUTO/AME ST indicator About HD Radio • When you connect an HD Radio, Tuner features of the unit are disabled and changed 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 beep sound during operation, 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: Activating Security Code

    Menu system In Standby mode Activating Security Code Activating the Security Code disables the usage of audio unit by someone else. Once the Security Code is activated, the entry of authorized Security Code is required to turn on the audio unit when it is removed from the vehicle.
  • Page 25: Touch Sensor Tone

    In Standby mode Touch Sensor Tone Setting the operation check sound (beep sound) ON/OFF. Display Setting "BEEP ON" Beep is heard. "BEEP OFF" Beep canceled. In Standby mode Manual Clock Adjustment ⁄ • You can do this adjustment when the <Synchronize Clock> (page 25) is set as OFF.
  • Page 26: Built-In Amp Setting

    Menu system In Standby mode Built-in Amp Setting Controlling the built-in amplifier. Turning OFF this control enhances the preout quality. Display Setting "AMP ON" The built-in amplifier activates. "AMP OFF" The built-in amplifier deactivates. Other than Standby mode/ When the Dual Zone System is ON Dual Zone System Setting Setting the Front channel and Rear channel sound in the Dual Zone System.
  • Page 27: Receive Mode Setting

    In HD Radio mode Receive mode Setting Sets the receive mode. Select the Receive mode Push the Control knob towards up or down. Select the "HDR MODE" display. Enter Receive mode Press the Control knob for at least 1 second. Set the Receive mode Push the Control knob towards up or down.
  • Page 28: Text Scroll

    Menu system Text Scroll Setting the displayed text scroll. Display Setting "SCL AUTO" Repeats scroll. "SCL MANU" Scrolls when the display changes. ⁄ • The text scrolled is listed below. - CD text - Folder name/ File name/ Music title/ Artist name/ Album name - MD title - Radio text...
  • Page 29: Audio Preset Recall

    Other than Standby mode Audio Preset Recall 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 towards up or down.
  • Page 30: Basic Operations Of Remote Control

    When the button is pressed again, the volume returns to the previous level. DIRECT : This button is used when Kenwood Bluetooth HANDS FREE BOX is connected. For more information, refer to the instruction manual of Bluetooth HANDS FREE BOX.
  • Page 31: Dual Zone System

    Audio Control [AUD] button Selects the Audio item to be adjusted. [VOL] buttons Adjusts the Audio item. ⁄ • Refer to <Audio Control> (page 8) for the operation method, such as the procedures for Audio control and others operations. Dual Zone System [2-ZONE] button Each time you press the button, "2ZON"...
  • 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

    To front right Gray/Black speaker Green To rear left Green/Black speaker Purple To rear right Purple/Black speaker Car fuse box To connect the Kenwood navigation system, consult your navigation manual. Ignition key switch Car fuse box (Main fuse) – Battery English...
  • Page 34: Installing The Escutcheon

    Installing the Escutcheon For General Motors Refer to the section <Removing the Hard Rubber Frame> and then remove the hard rubber frame. Cut out accessory 2 to meet the shape of the opening of the center console. Attach accessory 2 to the unit. For TOYOTA/ SCION Refer to the section <Removing the Hard Rubber Frame>...
  • Page 35: Installation

    Installation Installing the Unit Firewall or metal support Screw (M4X8) (commercially available) Self-tapping screw (commercially available) Installing in Japanese-Made Cars and General Motors Cars Install onto the car bracket using the supplied screws (M5 × 6 mm, M5 × 7 mm). The holes of the car bracket to use will differ depending on the car model.
  • Page 36: Removing The Unit

    Removing the Unit Removing the Hard Rubber Frame (escutcheon) Engage the catch pins on the removal tool 7 and remove the two locks on the lower level. Lower the frame and pull it forward as shown in the figure. When the lower level is removed, remove the upper two locations.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Some functions of this unit may be disabled by some settings made on this unit. Cannot switch to Aux source. • AUX is not turned on. ☞ <Built-in Auxiliary input Setting> (page 28) • AUX cannot be used when the KCA-iP200 is connected.
  • Page 38 Troubleshooting Guide HD Radio source No sound can be heard, or the volume is low. ✔ The preset broadcast station is not transmitting in the mode that was set with <Receive mode Setting> (page 27). ☞ Please set <Receive mode Setting> to "AUTO". ✔...
  • Page 39 • The file system of the connected USB device is broken. ➪ Copy the files and folders for the USB device again referring to http://www. If the error message is still displayed, initialize the USB device or use other USB devices. E-05: The disc is unreadable.
  • Page 40: Specifications

    AM tuner section Frequency range (10 kHz space) : 530 kHz – 1700 kHz Usable sensitivity (S/N = 20dB) : 28 dBμ (25 μV) CD player section Laser diode : GaAlAs Digital filter (D/A) : 8 Times Over Sampling D/A Converter...