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DUAL DIN SIZED CD RECEIVER
DPX701U
DPX501U
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
© B64-3402-00/01 (EW, E2W)

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  • Page 1 DUAL DIN SIZED CD RECEIVER DPX701U DPX501U INSTRUCTION MANUAL © B64-3402-00/01 (EW, E2W)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety precautions Notes About CDs About AAC, MP3 and WMA About USB device General features Power Selecting the Source Volume Attenuator System Q Audio Control Adjusting the detail of Audio Control Audio Setup Speaker Setting Subwoofer Output TEL Mute Switching Display Display Type Selection Graphic part Display Switching...
  • Page 3 Menu system Menu System Security Code Touch Sensor Tone Manual Clock Adjustment Date Adjustment Date Mode Synchronize Clock Indirect Lighting Display Illumination Control Dimmer Switching preout Built-in Amp Setting Dual Zone System Setting B.M.S. (Bass Management System) B.M.S. Frequency Offset AMP Control News Bulletin with Timeout Setting Local Seek...
  • 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

    A-Z 0-9 @ " ‘ ` % & * + – = , . / \ < > [ ] ( ) : ; ^ - { } | ~ . (DPX501U only) • The RDS feature won’t work where the service is not supported by any broadcasting station.
  • Page 6 "ACDrive media") created by "Media Manager". • Refer to the following site for 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. The marking of products using lasers...
  • Page 7: About Cds

    About CDs Handling CDs • Do not 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 unit may not be compatible with upgrade of compression format standard and additional specifications. • For details on the formats used for USB devices and restrictions, refer to http://www.kenwood. mediamanager.jp/. Playable AAC file • ".m4a" file encoded by AAC-LC format.
  • Page 9 Playing order of the Audio file • The Audio file plays in the order which is written by CD writing software. You may be able to set the playing order by writing the play sequence numbers such as "01" to "99" at the beginning of the file name.
  • Page 10: About Usb Device

    • USB devices whose maximum current consumption is 500 mA or less. For the supported formats and USB device types, refer to http://www.kenwood.mediamanager.jp/. • USB Mass Storage Class: USB devices that the PC can recognize as an external storage without using any special driver or application software.
  • Page 11: General Features

    OFF Timer> (page 42). Volume Increasing Volume Turn the [VOL] knob clockwise. Decreasing Volume Display Turn the [VOL] knob counterclockwise. "TUNER" "USB" "Compact Disc"/ "CD" "CD Changer"/ "CD CH" "AUX" Control knob DPX501U LOUD indicator ATT indicator "AUX EXT" "STANDBY" English...
  • Page 12: Attenuator

    <Audio Setup> (page 14) is set to "ON". "JAZZ" • * You can control this item when <Switching preout> (page 37) is set to "SWPRE SW". (DPX501U only) "NATURAL" • * You can control this item when <Subwoofer Output> (page 15) is set to "SW ON".
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Detail Of Audio Control

    Adjusting the detail of Audio Control Among the Basic Audio items, you can adjust the Bass level, Middle level, and Treble level in detail. Select the Basic Audio item Select the desired item to be set in detail from followings; •...
  • Page 14: Audio Setup

    • Loudness: Compensates for low and high tones during low volume. • * You can control this item when <Switching preout> (page 37) is set to "SWPRE SW". (DPX501U only) • * You can control this item when <Subwoofer Output> (page 15) is set to "SW ON".
  • Page 15: Subwoofer Output

    ON and OFF. When it is ON, "SW ON" is displayed. • You can control this function when <Switching preout> (page 37) is set to "SWPRE SW". (DPX501U only) • You can control this function when "2 ZONE" of <Audio Setup>...
  • Page 16: Switching Display

    General features Function of the DPX501U Switching Display Changing the information displayed. Press the [DISP] button. Each time the button is pressed, the display switches as shown below. In Tuner source Information Display Program Service name or Frequency "FREQ/PS" (FM) Radio text, Program Service name or "R-TEXT"...
  • Page 17: Graphic Part Display Switching

    Function of the DPX701U Display Type A/ Display Type B Graphic part Display Switching Changing the graphic Display. Select the display Type Press the [DISP] button. Select the Display Type A/ Display Type B. Enter graphic display select mode Press the [DISP] button for at least 1 second. Display Type A : Press the [DISP] button for at least 1 second.
  • Page 18: Text Selection For Display

    General features Function of the DPX701U Display Type B Text Selection for Display Selecting the text display. Select the display Type Press the [DISP] button. Select the Display Type B. Enter text select mode Press the [DISP] button for at least 1 second. Select the text Push the Control knob towards [4] or [¢].
  • Page 19 The text display in the Upper text display part In Tuner source Information Program Service name (FM) Radio text or Program Service name (FM) Frequency (MW, LW) Clock Date In CD & External disc source Information Disc title Track title Track number &...
  • Page 20 File name In Standby/ Auxiliary input source Information Clock Date Blank • * If the contents of the information cannot be displayed, Kenwood Logo is displayed. English The text display in the Lower text display part In Tuner source Display Information "Clock"...
  • Page 21: Font Color Select

    Function of the DPX701U Display Type B/ Display Type C/ Display Type D Font Color Select Selecting the display font color. Enter text select mode Display type B : Refer to <Text Selection for Display> (page 18). Display type C/D : Refer to <Text Display Switching>...
  • Page 22: Tuner Features

    Example: Desired frequency 92.1 MHz (FM) 810 kHz (AM) Cancelling Direct Access Tuning Press the [DIRECT] button on the remote control. Control knob Frequency display DPX501U Preset station number Press button [0], [9], [2], [1] [0], [8], [1], [0]...
  • Page 23: Station Preset Memory

    Station Preset Memory Putting a station in the memory. Select the band Push the Control knob towards [FM] or [AM]. Select the frequency to put in the memory Push the Control knob towards [4] or [¢]. Put the frequency in the memory Press the desired [1] —...
  • Page 24: Rds Features

    Each time you press the button, the Traffic information function turns ON and OFF. When traffic information is ON, "TI" indicator is ON. (DPX501U only) When a traffic information station is not being received the "TI" indicator blinks. When a traffic bulletin starts, "Traffic INFO"/ "TRAFFIC"...
  • Page 25: Pty (Program Type)

    Enter PTY mode Press the Control knob. "PTY Select" is displayed. (DPX701U only) During PTY mode the "PTY" indicator is ON. (DPX501U only) • This function cannot be used during a traffic bulletin or AM reception. Select the Program Type Push the Control knob towards [FM] or [AM].
  • Page 26: Changing Language For Pty Function

    DPX701U Language Display English "English" Spanish "Spanish" French "French" Dutch "Dutch" Norwegian "Norwegian" Portuguese "Portuguese" Swedish "Swedish" German "German" DPX501U Language Display English "ENGLISH" French "FRENCH" Swedish "SWEDISH" German "GERMAN" Exit Changing Language mode Press the [TI] button. English...
  • Page 27: Cd/Usb Device/Audio File/External Disc Control Features

    • You can cancel the announcement when selecting the folder by <Voice Index> (page 43) during the play of the ACDrive media. S.MODE SCAN F.SEL M.RDM RDM/ A.RDM/3 Track number DPX701U IN indicator Control knob Play time DPX501U Disc number Play mode English...
  • Page 28: Playing Usb Device

    Press the Control knob. Each time you press the knob, the audio pauses or plays. • Disc 10 is displayed as "0". (DPX501U only) • The functions that can be used and the information that can be displayed will differ depending on the external disc players being connected.
  • Page 29 Press the Control knob. Each time you press the knob, the audio pauses or plays. • Disc 10 is displayed as "0". (DPX501U only) • The functions that can be used and the information that can be displayed will differ depending on the external disc players being connected.
  • Page 30: Track/File Search

    Track/File Search Searching for a song on the disc or in the Audio file folder. Push the Control knob towards [4] or [¢]. Function of disc changer/ Audio file Disc Search/Folder Search Selecting the disc set in the Disc changer or the folder recorded on the Audio file media.
  • Page 31: Scan Play

    CD/USB device/Audio file/External disc control features Scan Play Playing the first part of each song on the disc or Audio file folder you are listening to and searching for the song you want to hear. Start Scan Play Press the [SCAN] button. "Scan ON"/ "Track Scan ON"/ "File Scan ON"/ "SCAN ON"/ "TRAC SCN"/ "FILE SCN"...
  • Page 32: File Select Mode

    Scrolling the file/ folder name display Push the Control knob toward [FM] for at least 2 seconds. • You can cancel the announcement when selecting the folder by <Voice Index> (page 43) during the play of the ACDrive media. • In the File Select mode, the <Voice Index> (page 43) announcement is not made.
  • Page 33: Folder Select 1 Mode

    CD/USB device/Audio file/External disc control features Function of Audio file Folder Select 1 mode Select the target folder by tracing the hierarchical levels of folders. This is convenient when managing audio files by folder. Enter Folder Select 1 mode Press the [F.SEL] button. Select the "FOLDER SELECT1"/ "FLD SEL1"/ "FOLDER SELECT"/ "FLD SEL"...
  • Page 34: Switching The Play Mode

    Each time you press the button, the Play mode alternates between the modes shown in the table below. The Play mode indicator is ON. (DPX501U only) Play mode Category which is to be arranged "PlayList Mode"/ "PLAYLIST" Play list order.
  • Page 35: Menu System

    Also, the explanation for items that are not applicable (<Manual Clock Adjustment> etc.) are entered step by step. • Three menu items appear on the display. The menu item displayed at the center is the one you can adjust. (DPX701U only) Control knob DPX501U...
  • Page 36: Security Code

    In Standby mode 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. Indication of this Security Code activation prevents your precious audio unit from stealing.
  • Page 37: Manual Clock Adjustment

    Menu system In Standby mode Manual Clock Adjustment • You can do this adjustment when the <Synchronize Clock> (page 36) is set as OFF. Select Clock Adjustment mode Push the Control knob towards [FM] or [AM]. Select the "Clock Adjust"/ "CLK ADJ" display. Enter Clock Adjust mode Press the Control knob for at least 1 second.
  • Page 38: Display Illumination Control

    Setting "Dimmer : ON"/ "DIM ON" The display dims. "Dimmer : OFF"/ "DIM OFF" The display doesn’t dim. Function of the DPX501U In Standby mode Switching preout Alternating the preout between the rear and subwoofer. (With the subwoofer the sound outputs without being effected by fader control.)
  • Page 39: Bass Management System)

    Menu system Other than Standby mode B.M.S. (Bass Management System) Adjust the bass boost level of the external amplifier using the main unit. Display Setting "AMP Bass : Flat"/ "BMS FLT"Bass boost level is flat. "AMP Bass : +6"/ Bass boost level is low (+6dB). "BMS +6"...
  • Page 40: News Bulletin With Timeout Setting

    "News : 90min"/ "NEWS 90M", the News Bulletin Interrupt function is ON. When the News Bulletin is ON, the "NEWS" indicator is ON. (DPX501U only) When the news bulletin starts, "NEWS " is displayed, and the tuner changes to the news bulletin.
  • Page 41: Restricting Rds Region (Region Restrict Function)

    Menu system Restricting RDS Region (Region Restrict Function) You can choose whether or not to restrict the RDS channels, received with the AF function for a particular network, to a specific region. Display Setting "Regional : ON"/ The Region Restrict Function is ON. "REG ON"...
  • Page 42: Auxiliary Input Display Setting

    Name Set mode closes. • Media that you can attach a name to - Internal CD player: 10 discs. - External CD changer/ player: Varies according to the CD changer/ player. Refer to the CD changer/ player manual.
  • Page 43: Text Scroll

    Menu system Text Scroll Setting the displayed text scroll. Display Setting "Scroll : Manual"/ Doesn’t scroll. "SCL MANU" "Scroll : Auto"/ Scrolls when the display changes. "SCL AUTO" • The text scrolled is listed below. - CD text - Folder name/ File name/ Song title/ Artist name/ Album name - MD title - Radio text...
  • Page 44: Voice Index

    Function of ACDrive media Voice Index Setting the announcement during the play of ACDrive media. Display Setting "Voice Index : ON"/ Guide is announced. "V-ID ON" "Voice Index : OFF"/ Not be announced. "V-ID OFF" • DPX701U (Russian sales area) Default setting is "Voice Index : OFF"...
  • Page 45: Audio Preset Recall

    Menu system Other than Standby mode Audio Preset Recall Recalling the sound setup registered by <Audio Preset Memory> (page 43). 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 [FM] or [AM].
  • Page 46 English...
  • Page 47: Basic Operations Of Remote Control

    Accessory of the DPX701U Basic Operations of remote control – FM/AM/ Not Used 2-ZONE [0] — [9] Loading and Replacing the battery Use two "AA"/ "R6"-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.
  • Page 48: 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 47) for the operation method, such as the procedures for Audio control and others operations. • The remote control can only select and adjust the Basic Audio item.
  • Page 49: Accessories/ Installation Procedure

    Therefore, the speaker wire should be checked. • If your car is not prepared for this special connection- system, consult your Kenwood dealer. • Only use antenna conversion adapters (ISO-JASO) when ...1 the antenna cord has an ISO plug.
  • Page 50: Connecting Wires To Terminals

    Connector B Antenna Cord (ISO) Front left output (White) Front right output (Red) Rear left output (White) (DPX701U/DPX501U)/ Sub Woofer left output (White) (DPX501U only) Rear right output (Red) (DPX701U/DPX501U)/ Sub Woofer right output (Red) (DPX501U only) EXT. CONT MUTE P.CONT...
  • Page 51: Connecting The Iso Connector

    Connecting Wires to Terminals Connector Function Guide Pin Numbers for Cable Colour ISO Connectors External Power Connector Yellow Blue/White Orange/White Black Speaker Connector Purple Purple/Black Gray Gray/Black White White/Black Green Green/Black English 2WARNING Functions Connecting the ISO Connector The pin arrangement for the ISO connectors depends on the type of vehicle you drive.
  • Page 52: Installing The Escutcheon

    Installing the Escutcheon For General Motors Refer to the section <Removing the Hard Rubber Frame> (page 53) and then remove the hard rubber frame. Cut out accessory 4 to meet the shape of the opening of the center console. Attach accessory 4 to the unit. For TOYOTA/ SCION Refer to the section <Removing the Hard Rubber Frame>...
  • Page 53: Installation

    Installation Installing the Unit Firewall or metal support Screw (M4X8) (commercially available) Self-tapping screw (commercially available) USB Device Connection Remove the cap and connect the USB cable (Accessory7). Connect the USB device to the unit using the supplied cable. English Accessory6 Metal mounting strap (commercially available)
  • Page 54: Removing The Unit

    Removing the Unit Removing the Hard Rubber Frame (escutcheon) Engage the catch pins on the removal tool 2 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 55: 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 56 Tuner source Radio reception is poor. ✔ The car antenna is not extended. ☞ Pull the antenna out all the way. ✔ The antenna control wire is not connected. ☞ Connect the wire correctly, referring to the section on <Connecting Wires to Terminals>. The desired frequency can’t be entered with the Direct Access Tuning.
  • Page 57 ➪ Copy the files and folders for the USB device again referring to www. kenwood.mediamanager.jp. If the error message is still displayed, initialize the USB device or use other USB devices. Error 05/ E-05: The CD is upside-down.
  • Page 58 Reading/ READING: The unit is reading the data on the disc. IN (Blink): The CD player section is not operating properly. ➪ Reinsert the CD. If the CD cannot be ejected or the display continues to flash even when the CD has been properly reinserted, please switch off the power and consult your nearest service center.
  • Page 59: Specifications

    Bass : 100 Hz ±8 dB Middle : 1 kHz ±8 dB Treble : 10 kHz ±8 dB Preout level / Load DPX701U: 5000 mV/10 kΩ (during disc play) DPX501U: 2500 mV/10 kΩ Preout impedance DPX701U: ≤ 80 Ω DPX501U: ≤ 600 Ω Auxiliary input Frequency response (±1 dB)

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