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Kenwood VR-50RS Instruction Manual

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AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VR-60RS
VR-50RS
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
KENWOOD CORPORATION
This instruction manual is for some models. Model availability and features
(functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area.
About the supplied remote control
Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this model has several operation
modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other KENWOOD DVD players. In order to
effectively use the remote control it is important to read the operating instructions and obtain a proper
understanding of the remote control and how to switch its operation modes (etc.).
Using the remote control without completely understanding its design and how to switch the operation
modes may result in incorrect operations.
B60-5573-00 00
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  • Page 1 Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this model has several operation modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other KENWOOD DVD players. In order to effectively use the remote control it is important to read the operating instructions and obtain a proper understanding of the remote control and how to switch its operation modes (etc.).
  • Page 2: Before Applying The Power

    Once you have setup the remote control, you’ll be able to operate both this model and your KENWOOD DVD player using the remote control supplied with this model. Additional Information Shows you additional information such as “In case of difficulty”...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Receiving preset stations in order (P.CALL) ... 22 Ambience effects ... 23 Surround modes ... 23 Surround play ... 25 Convenient functions ... 27 Basic remote control operations for KENWOOD Remote DVD players ... 29 Control DVD player operation keys ... 29 In case of difficulty ...
  • Page 4: Preparing The Remote Control

    Remote sensor TAR ® Partner, Kenwood As an NERGY Corporation has determined that this product TAR ®...
  • Page 5: Special Features

    You can enjoy a more impressive sound effect when ACTIVE EQ is turned on. IR (InfraRed) remote control In addition to the basic receiver operations, this IR remote control supplied can also control KENWOOD DVD players directly without using the DVD Special features. offers special features for ’s features.
  • Page 6: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts Main Unit AUTO indicator Speaker indicator CLIP indicator MUTE indicator LOUDNESS indicator TONE indicator TUNED indicator ST. indicator Input channel indicators The Input channel indicators light up to indicate the channels con- tained in the input signal. The "S" indicator lights when the surround component consists of a single channel.
  • Page 7: Remote Control Unit

    RETURN ON SCREEN BAND AUTO/MONO BASS BOOST LOUDNESS DISC SEL. AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE • Some keys can be used for operating KENWOOD DVD players by pressing CD/DVD or DVD key beforehand. RECEIVER SETUP TONE SOUND MUTE DISC SKIP REPEAT ª...
  • Page 8: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system Make connections as shown in the following pages. When connecting the related system components, be sure to refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the components you are connecting. Do not connect the power cord to a wall outlet until all connections are completed.
  • Page 9: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Setting up the system Connecting a DVD player If you have connected a DVD player to this model with digital connection, be sure to read the “Input mode settings” section carefully. VIDEO MONITOR VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 *For COMPONENT VIDEO con- nection (VR-60RS only) VIDEO OUT (Yellow RCA...
  • Page 10: Connecting Audio Components

    Setting up the system Connecting audio components CAUTION Be sure to adhere to the following, or proper ventilation will be blocked causing damage or fire hazard. • Do not place any object impairing heat radiation onto the top of the unit. •...
  • Page 11: Connecting Video Components

    Setting up the system Connecting video components * DVD IN input jack is used for either CD/DVD input or DVD input . VIDEO 2 Video OUT A video component with digital audio outputs should be connected to the VIDEO 2 jacks. AUDIO VIDEO MONITOR...
  • Page 12: Video 1

    Setting up the system Connecting video components (COMPONENT VIDEO) (VR-60RS only) If you have connected this model to a video component with COMPONENT jacks, you can get a better picture quality than by connecting to the S-VIDEO jacks. * DVD IN input jack is used for either CD/DVD input or DVD input.
  • Page 13: Digital Connections

    Setting up the system Digital connections The digital in jacks can accept DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM signals. Connect components capable of outputting DTS, Dolby Digital, or standard PCM (CD) format digital signals. If you have connected any digital components to this model, be sure to read the “Input mode settings” section carefully. COAXIAL DIGITAL (AUDIO)
  • Page 14: Connecting The Speakers

    To make sure that each speaker has been connected properly, pay attention to the test tone from each speaker. Refer to “4 Adjust the speaker volume level ”. Surround Back Speakers Left Center Speaker Power amplifier VR-50RS: SURR BACK CENTER SURR BACK /SURR BACK SURR BACK PRE OUT...
  • Page 15: Connecting The Terminals

    Setting up the system Connecting the terminals 1 Strip coating. 2 Push the lever 3 Insert the cord. 4 Return the lever. • Never short circuit the + and – speaker cords. • If the left and right speakers are connected inversely or the speaker cords are connected with reversed polarity, the sound will be unnatural with ambiguous acoustic imaging.
  • Page 16: Preparing For Surround Sound

    2 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or MULTI CONTROL %/fi keys to select the speaker system setting. 1 CUSTOM 2 FULL RANGE : For selected KENWOOD speaker - for example, 3 2WAY 2SPKR : For selected KENWOOD speaker – for 4 2WAY 3SPKR : For selected KENWOOD speaker – for •...
  • Page 17 Preparing for surround sound If you have selected “NML” as the Front speakers setting, 1 CNTR NML (normal) : An average size Center speaker is connected to this model. 2 CNTR OFF : Center speaker setting mode to this model is OFF. 9 Press the SETUP key again to accept the setting.
  • Page 18: Normal Playback

    Preparing for surround sound 3 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or MULTI CONTROL %/fi keys to select the distance to the front speakers. Indication in feet Indication in meters • The allowable setting range is 1 to 30 feet (0.3m to 9.0m), adjustable in 1 foot (0.3m) increments.
  • Page 19: Listening To A Source Component

    Normal playback Listening to a source component Use the INPUT SELECTOR knob or Input Selector keys to select the source you want to listen to. The input sources change as shown below: 1 “TUNER” 2 “CD/DVD” 3 “TAPE” or “MD” 4 “VIDEO1”...
  • Page 20: Recording

    Normal playback Adjusting the Loudness mode (remote control only) You can adjust the Loudness function which controls the low volume settings to maintain the music’s richness. The adjustment can be made when this model is in the PCM stereo and analog stereo mode. Press the LOUDNESS key to turn the Loudness setting ON.
  • Page 21: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    Recording 3 Press and hold the DIMMER key for more than 2 seconds to select the A-REC or M-REC mode during digital input. 1 Rec mode off : The digital input record mode is switched off. 2 A-REC mode : The digital input signals (DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM) are identified automatically and converted into stereo signals that are ready for recording.
  • Page 22: Presetting Radio Stations Manually

    Listening to radio broadcasts Presetting radio stations manually Tune to the station you want to store. Press the MEMORY key while receiving the station. Blinks for 20 seconds Proceed to step 3 within 20 seconds. (If more than 20 seconds elapse, press the MEMORY key again). Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or MULTI CONTROL % / fi...
  • Page 23: Ambience Effects

    Ambience effects This model is equipped with listening modes that allow you to enjoy an enhanced sonic ambience with a variety of video sources. In order to obtain the optimum effect from the surround modes, make sure to input the proper speaker settings beforehand. Surround modes The below speaker placements are for 5.1 channel surround sound system which are;...
  • Page 24 Ambience effects Dolby Digital The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1 channels of digital surround sound from Dolby Digital program sources (such as Laserdisc or DVD software marked previous Dolby surround, Dolby Digital provides even better sound quality, greater spatial accuracy, and improved dynamic range.
  • Page 25: Surround Play

    Ambience effects Surround play The DTS compatible models can reproduce a CD, DVD, or LD carrying the DTS mark. DOLBY DIGITAL can be used when playing DVD or LD software bearing mark and DOLBY DIGITAL format digital broadcasts (etc.). DOLBY PRO LOGIC can be used when playing video, DVD, or LD software bearing the mark.
  • Page 26 Ambience effects = THEATER : DSP Surround THEATER mode. ~ STADIUM : DSP Surround STADIUM mode. ! DISCO : DSP Surround DISCO mode. @ STEREO : Normal stereo playback. • Dolby Digital or DTS signal having more channels than the maximum number of playback channels available using this model’s current settings is input, downmixing is performed to match the number of available channels.
  • Page 27: Convenient Functions

    Ambience effects Convenient functions Adjusting the sound You can make further adjustments to the sound while listening to playback in the surround mode. 1 Press the SOUND key until the desired item appears in the display. Each time you press the button, the menu changes as follows: Note that some items are not displayed depending on speaker settings and listening modes.
  • Page 28 Ambience effects Dimension mode (Pro Logic II x Music mode and Pro Logic II Music mode only) When listening to music with certain recordings, you will also be able to achieve a suitable balance from all the speakers by adjusting the dimension mode.
  • Page 29: Basic Remote Control Operations For Kenwood Dvd Players

    Basic remote control operations for KENWOOD DVD players DVD player operation keys The remote control of this unit can control KENWOOD DVD players directly without using the remote control supplied with the DVD player. DV-4900, DV-4070B, DV-2070, DV-203, DVF-9010, DVF-K7010, DVF-5010, DVF-R9030, DVF-R7030, DVF-3530, DV-402, DV-5900, DV-5700, DVF-R9050, DVF-J6050, DV-505, DV-503, DV-502, DVF-3550, DVF-3050, DVF-R4050, DVF-605, DV-6050, DVF-R5060, DVF-3060, DVF-3060K, DV-705, DVF-R5070 ,DVF-3070, DVF-3080, DVF-N7080, DVF-8100, DVF-3200 and DVF-3250.
  • Page 30: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty Resetting the Microcomputer The microcomputer may malfunction (unit cannot be operated, or shows an erroneous display) if the power cord is unplugged while the power is ON, or due to some other external factor. If this happens, execute the following procedure to reset the microcomputer and return the unit to its normal operating condition.
  • Page 31 • The remote control has not been changed to the operation mode for the KENWOOD DVD player you wish to control. Remedy • Press the any of the Input Selector keys to select the appropriate operation mode.
  • Page 32: Specifications

    Coaxial ... 0.5 Vp-p / 75 Ω Notes 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. 2. The full performance may not be exhibited in an extremely cold location (under a water-freezing temperature).

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