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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 KDC-MP5032 Serial number...

  • Page 2

    The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby Laboratories. English...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety precautions Notes About CDs About AAC, MP3 and WMA General features Power Selecting the Source Volume Attenuator System Q Audio Control Audio Setup Speaker Setting Switching Display Subwoofer Output Faceplate Angle Adjustment Theft Deterrent Faceplate TEL Mute Tuner features Tuning Tuning Mode Direct Access Tuning...

  • 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

    • 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. • If the unit fails to operate properly, press the Reset button to restore factory settings.

  • 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: 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. Playable AAC file • ".m4a" file encoded by AAC-LC format. Refer to for the details. Playable MP3 file • MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 file • Transfer bit rate: 8-320 kbps •...

  • Page 9: General Features, Power, Selecting The Source, Volume, Attenuator

    General features 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 (Optional accessory) Standby (Illumination only mode)

  • Page 10: Audio Setup

    General features System Q Selecting 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. When you press the button once, the current sound setting is displayed.

  • Page 11: Speaker Setting

    Adjustment Item Display Range Front High Pass Filter* "HPF" Through/40/60/80/100/120/ 150/180/220 Hz Rear High Pass Filter* "HPR" Through/40/60/80/100/120/ 150/180/220 Hz 50/60/80/100/120/ Low Pass Filter* "LPF" Through Hz 1,2,3 Subwoofer Phase* "PHAS" Reverse (180°)/ Normal (0°) Volume offset "V-OFF" –8 — ±0 Loudness "LOUD"...

  • Page 12: Switching Display, Subwoofer Output, Faceplate Angle Adjustment

    General features Switching Display Changing the information displayed. Enter Switching Display mode Press the Control knob for at least 1 second. "DISP SEL" is displayed. Select the Display item Push the Control knob towards [4] or [¢]. In Tuner source Information Display Frequency...

  • Page 13: Theft Deterrent Faceplate, Tel Mute

    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 14: 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 towards [FM] or [AM]. Each time you push the knob toward [FM], it switches between the FM1, FM2, and FM3 bands.

  • Page 15: Auto Memory Entry, Direct Access Tuning, Preset Tuning, Station Preset Memory

    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 16: Cd/audio File/external Disc Control Features, Playing External Disc

    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 slides open, it might interfere with the shift lever or other vehicle function. If this happens, pay attention to safety and move the shift lever or take an appropriate action to remove the obstacle, then operate the unit.

  • Page 17: Fast Forwarding And Reversing, Direct Disc Search

    Pause and play Press the Control knob. Each time you press the knob, the audio pauses or plays. • Disc 10 is displayed as "0". • The functions that can be used and the information that can be displayed will differ depending on the external disc players being connected.

  • Page 18: Magazine Random Play, Folder Select, Scan Play, Random Play

    CD/Audio file/External disc control features Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat Replaying the song, 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.

  • Page 19

    Decide the folder to play Press the Control knob. The Folder Select mode releases, and the Audio file in the folder being displayed plays. Cancelling the Folder Select mode Press the [F.SEL] button. Text/Title Scroll Scrolling the displayed CD text, Audio file text, or MD title.

  • Page 20: Hd Radio Control Features, About Hd Radio, Tuning

    HD Radio control features Band display 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 21: Menu System

    Menu system Menu display 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.

  • Page 22: Activating Security Code, Deactivating 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 23: Touch Sensor Tone, Selectable Illumination, Manual Clock Adjustment

    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 Select Clock Adjustment mode Push the Control knob towards [FM] or [AM]. Select the "CLK ADJ"...

  • Page 24: Dual Zone System Setting, Receive Mode Setting, Supreme 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 25: Text Scroll, Auxiliary Input Display Setting, Cd Read Setting

    In SIRIUS tuner source SIRIUS ID (ESN) display Displaying the SIRIUS ID (Electronic Serial Number). Display "ESN = ************" • Serial & SIRIUS ID (ESN) It is important to retain the unit serial number and the electronic SIRIUS Identification number for service activation and potential service changes.

  • Page 26: Audio Preset Memory, Demonstration Mode Setting, Audio Preset Recall

    Menu system Other than Standby mode Audio Preset Memory Registering the value setup by Sound Control. The memory cannot be erased by the Reset button. Setup Sound Control Refer to the following operations to setup the Sound Control. - <Audio Control> (page 10) - <Audio Setup>...

  • Page 27: Basic Operations Of Remote Control

    Basic Operations of remote control 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. 2WARNING •...

  • Page 28: Dual Zone System, In Tuner Source

    Basic Operations of remote control Audio Control [AUD] button Selects the Audio item to be adjusted. [VOL] buttons Adjusts the Audio item. • Refer to <Audio Control> (page 10) for the operation method, such as the procedures for Audio control and others operations.

  • Page 29

    In HD Radio source [FM] button Selects the HD FM band. Each time you press the [FM] button, the band alternates between the HF1, HF2, and HF3 bands. [AM] button Selects the HD AM band. [4]/ [¢] buttons Tunes up or down bands. [0] —...

  • Page 30: 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 31: 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 car light control switch To front left speaker...

  • Page 32: 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 33

    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 34: 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 35: 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 36

    Troubleshooting Guide 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> (page31).

  • Page 37

    Audio file source Cannot play an Audio file. ✔ The media is scratched or dirty. ☞ Clean the media, referring to the CD cleaning of the section on <About CDs> (page 7). The sound skips when an Audio file is being played.

  • Page 38

    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 39: 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...

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