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MICRO HI-FI COMPONENT SYSTEM
HM-381MD
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
KENWOOD CORPORATION
COMPACT
COMPACT
DIGITAL AUDIO
DIGITAL AUDIO
TEXT
B60-4129-00 00 CH (T/M/X) OC 9901

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  • Page 1 MICRO HI-FI COMPONENT SYSTEM HM-381MD INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION COMPACT COMPACT DIGITAL AUDIO DIGITAL AUDIO TEXT B60-4129-00 00 CH (T/M/X) OC 9901...
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    Before applying power Units are designed for operation as follows. Europe and U.K..AC 230V only *Other countries ... AC 110-120 / 220-240 V switchable Safety precautions WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Setting the Program Timer ... 65 Activating or deactivating the O.T.T. or program timer execution ... 67 Sleep timer ... 67 Knowledge section Important Items ... 68 Maintenance ... 68 Reference ... 69 In case of difficulty ... 70 Specifications ... 75 HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Please read all of the safety and operating instructions before operating this appliance. Adhere to all warnings on the appliance and in the instruction manual. Follow all the safety and operating instructions. operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
  • Page 5 1. Item 3 is not required except for grounded or polarized equipment. 2. Item 17 and 18 are not required except for units provided with antenna terminals. 3. Item 17 complies with UL in the U.S.A. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 6: Special Features

    Special features An MD recorder is standard equipment An MD recorder with high digital sound quality is standard equipment. Digital copying from a CD is also easy. This recorder has many functions like recording and display of names for discs and titles, changing the se- quence of tracks, etc.
  • Page 7: Accessories

    Batteries (R6/AA) (2) Loop antenna (1) Remote control unit (1) *AC plug adaptor (1) *Use to adapt the plug on the power cord to the shape of the wall outlet. (Accessory only for regions where use is necessary.) HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 8: Handling Of Discs

    Handling of discs Disc handling precautions Handling Hold the discs so that you do not touch the playing surface. Label side Playing side Do not attach paper or tape to ei- Sticker ther the playing side or the label side of the discs.
  • Page 9: Notes On Cassette Tape

    Copy using digital input Copy using digital input Copy using analog input Copy using analog input Copy using Copy using analog input digital input Before applying power HM-381MD (En) Digital copy cannot be repeated. Copy using digital input...
  • Page 10: System Connection

    System connection Connection of the System Accessories This figure shows the method of connection be- tween the main unit and provided accessories. AM loop antenna The supplied antenna is for indoor use. Place it as far as possible from the main system, TV set, speaker cords and power cord, and set it to a direction which provides the best reception.
  • Page 11 3Locate the position providing good reception condition. 4Fix the antenna. Other countries SPEAKERS (6–16 ) SPEAKERS (6–16 ) – – – – SUPER WOOFER PRE OUT MANUAL AUTO PANEL OPEN/CLOSE POWER cord TO WALL AC OUTLET AC 220–240V System connection HM-381MD (En) Speaker (left)
  • Page 12: Connection Of Other Accessories (Commercially Available Parts)

    Connection of Other Accessories CAUTION Note on Connection Connect the components as shown in the diagram. Only plug the power cord into a power outlet once connections are completed. AUX INPUT Audio output VCR, Analog turntable with built-in RIAA equalizer (optional P-110), etc. (Commercially Available Parts) FM outdoor antenna Lead the 75...
  • Page 13: Controls And Indicators

    ! Auto Power Save indicator @ Timer-related indicators # RDS-related indication (except for some areas) $ Cassette deck, reverse mode and TAPE equalizer (T.E.) indicators % CD/MD play/pause indicators Indicates the play and pause modes of CD and MD. HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 14: Main Unit

    Main unit TAPE rec open / close Auto Reverse About the one-touch operation function This unit incorporates the one-touch operation function for the user's convenience. With this function, pressing any key enclosed in immediately start playback (or reception). TAPE / preset TUNER / band menu set / demo...
  • Page 15 ANTENNA SPEAKERS (6–16 ) – – SUPER WOOFER PRE OUT MANUAL AUTO PANEL OPEN/CLOSE AUX INPUT Controls and indicators HM-381MD (En) ¶ • fi° ⁄ • ¶ ª „ Œ ‰ REVOLVING CONTROL PANEL open / close (close state) panel...
  • Page 16: Remote Control Unit

    Remote control unit POWER SLEEP TIMER TITLE SEARCH TITLE INPUT TRACK EDIT QUICK TAPE EQ MOVE O.T.E. TAPE TONE SOUND P.CALL MUTE fi CLEAR REPEAT RANDOM DELETE TAPE TUNER TA/NEWS BAND TIME DOT/CHARA. ENTER DISPLAY REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RC-M0505E Infrared ray system Model : RC-M0505E (For Europe and U.K.) : RC-M0503 (For other countries) 1 SLEEP key...
  • Page 17: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    FM: 100 kHz AM: 10 kHz 4 Establish the selection by pressing the "set/ FM: 50 kHz demo" key. AM: 9 kHz HM-381MD (En) 3 Close the cover. Remote sensor 30˚ 30˚ 50 kHz" (FM 50 kHz, AM 9 kHz)
  • Page 18: Let's Put Out Some Sound

    2. Selecting the desired output. TUNER (Broadcasts) TAPE AUX (External input) 3. Volume adjustment. HM-381MD (En) Bass and treble compensation ) is pressed while the unit is ON, • ™ §...
  • Page 19: Standby Mode

    ÷ When the TUNER or AUX input is selected, APS MD EDIT operates only when the volume is set to zero or when MUTE is on. Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) sound EX.BASS The lowest and highest frequencies are en- hanced regardless of the current volume level.
  • Page 20: Playback Of Cd

    1. Load a disc. 1 Open the CD cover. 2 Place a disc. 3 Close the CD cover. 2. Start playback. Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) 0 push open Skipping tracks Start playback/ To pause playback To stop playback...
  • Page 21: In Regard To Cd-Text

    MD EDIT ÷ Only time information 1 and 2 can be displayed during single-track repeated playback or random play- back. Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) STOP 1 2 3 (Elapsed time of track being played) - 2 3 7...
  • Page 22: Playback Of Mini Disc

    To select track No. 23: ...003 To select track No. 40: ...0000) Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) Skipping tracks Ejecting the disc To stop playback ÷ When a title has been recorded for the disc, the title is displayed.
  • Page 23 (max. 148 minutes) that of a disc recorded in the stereo mode. Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) STOP 1 2 3 (Elapsed time of track being played) - 2 3 7...
  • Page 24: To Stop Playback

    TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT Blinks REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON EON TA PTY TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO 0 5 2 T.E. BEST HITS O.T.E. O O D • • • • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT HM-381MD (En) T.E. T.E.
  • Page 25 • • • • • • • • 2 Available recording time of MD • Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) N e w Y o r k : B i (The title is displayed with a CD-TEXT) • • • • • • • • •...
  • Page 26: Playback Of Tape

    This direction is the direction stored in memory when the tape was last stopped. (To change the tape transport direction, press the TAPE key (2, 3) during playback then press the stop key (7).) Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) Selection of reverse mode...
  • Page 27 “0000”, open the cas- sette holder once. Then the counter will be reset. Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) STOP ÷ Do not take out the cassette tape until the tape transport has stopped completely. (Main unit only)
  • Page 28: Receiving Broadcast Station

    Press ¢ for the order of 1=2=3 ... 38=39=40=1... Press 4 for the order of 40=39=38 ... 3=2=1=40... Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) When the “TUNER band” key is pressed, the unit will automatically be switched on and reception status will be reached.
  • Page 29 ÷ Normally, use the AUTO (Auto tuning, stereo recep- TITLE tion) mode. MD ED Tuner frequency display Each press of the TIME key changes the dis- played contents. Let's put out some sound HM-381MD (En) (manual preset) ENTER TRACK NO. TOTAL AUTO TUNED 8 9 0 0...
  • Page 30: Let's Recording

    Press the 7 key to stop it. ÷ If the CD input is selected, the digital input is recorded automatically. HM-381MD (En) • • • • • • The character information display shows the recording...
  • Page 31 At the time of recording from a CD, the track number may be incremented when CD playback starts. This occurs because of a signal included in the digital signal from the CD. Delete unwanted track numbers under reference to “TRACK ERASE or ALL ERASE”. HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 32: Recording On Tape

    3 Stop playback. Check the tape transport direction indicator. 3. Set the recording condition. Select the reverse mode. Let's recording HM-381MD (En) ÷ Differentiation between normal (TYPE ) and high (TYPE ) tape is set automatically. ÷ Remove tape slack before loading.
  • Page 33 1 Play (or tune) the input source to be recorded. 2 Start recording. ÷ Recording stops automatically when the tape side (s) to be recorded have been fully recorded. Let's recording HM-381MD (En) • • • • • • The character information display shows the recording input source.
  • Page 34: Playback Of Cd

    AUTO TUNED STEREO P - 1 4 BEST (P-14 has been deleted.) ÷ Each time the key is pressed, the last track in the program is cleared. HM-381MD (En) REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O TOTAL AUTO TUNED 0 0 0 REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S.
  • Page 35: Repeated Playback

    Press the REPEAT key repeatedly until the repeat mode is switched off. ÷ The “REPEAT” or “REPEAL ALL” indicator turns off and playback according to the current CD player mode starts. Playback of CD HM-381MD (En) REPEAT TOTAL AUTO Lights REPEAT...
  • Page 36: Listening To An Unexpected Title Sequence (Random Playback)

    SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON EON TA PTY TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO BEST HITS O.T.E. T.E. R A N D O M • • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT Press so that the “RANDOM” indicator goes off. RANDOM HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 37: Playback Of Md

    AUTO TUNED - - - P - 1 4 (P-14 has been deleted.) ÷ Each time the key is pressed, the last track in the program is cleared. HM-381MD (En) REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. P TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO P - 0 1...
  • Page 38: Repeated Playback

    Playback of MD REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PR TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO Lights RANDOM REPEAT TRACK NO TOTAL REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T TOTAL AUTO TUNED P - 0 1 • • • • HM-381MD (En) SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T AUTO TUNED STER...
  • Page 39: Radio Data System) (Except For Some Areas)

    1 0 2 5 0 T U N E R ÷ Some functions may not be provided or be given different names depending on countries or ar- eas. HM-381MD (En) SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON NEWS TA PTY AUTO...
  • Page 40: Searching For A Desired Program Type (Pty Search)

    RDS station, “NONE” is dis- played. Program type table 1 ¡ keys ¡ DOWN ¡ *M.O.R. Music (Middle of the Road Music) HM-381MD (En) REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON EON TOTAL AUTO TUNED...
  • Page 41 R O C K Program type name display. When a station is received. RANDOM TRACK NO. 0 1 1 1 0 2 5 0 B B C Station name display. HM-381MD (En) Blinks REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON EON TOTAL AUTO...
  • Page 42: To Be Able To Listen To The Desired Information At Any Time

    REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON NEWS TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO 1 0 2 5 0 BEST HITS O.T.E. • • • • • • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT Lights when “NEWS” is selected. HM-381MD (En) (EON) ª T.E.
  • Page 43 Even without an EON reservation, traffic information can be heard from the station when “TP” indi- cator is lit for the presently received station. HM-381MD (En) “RDS” and “EON” are lit. SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON NEWS...
  • Page 44: Convenient Recording Methods

    (Convenient for recording only the desired CD or MD tracks in the desired order.) Program recording can be used in combination with the ”One-touch recording” or ” (TWIN REC)”. ing onto MD and tape HM-381MD (En) Twin record-...
  • Page 45: One-Touch Recording (Cd = Md/ Cd = Tape)

    Do not apply vibration or shock to the unit while this message is displayed. Convenient Recording Methods HM-381MD (En) CD = TAPE ¤ O.T.E. TAPE : Stop.
  • Page 46: Twin Recording Onto Md And Tape (Twin Rec)

    (Can be selected from the re- mote control unit or main unit) (Can be selected on the main unit only) mode is set, the pickup : Stop. corded portion of about 4 sec. has been produced. HM-381MD (En) º ¤...
  • Page 47: Program Recording (Cd = Md/Cd = Tape)

    Do not apply vibration or shock to the unit while this message is displayed. Convenient Recording Methods HM-381MD (En) CD = TAPE › O.T.E. TAPE : Stop.
  • Page 48: Program Recording (Md = Tape)

    ÷ Starting the MD program playback starts tape recording by synchro recording. At the end of the recording STOP Cassette deck : Stop is executed after an unre- Convenient Recording Methods HM-381MD (En) corded portion of about 4 sec. has been produced.
  • Page 49: Md Edit Functions

    Displayed area (All cannot be displayed.) K E N W O O D M I N I D I S HM-381MD (En) K E N W O O D N I D I S C M I N I D I S C...
  • Page 50: Assigning A Title To A Disc Or Track

    L E ÷ • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON EON TA PTY TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO C P 0 5 2 BEST HITS O.T.E. T.E. L E ÷ • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 51 Do not apply vibration or shock to the unit while this message is displayed. MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO P 0 5 2 T.E.
  • Page 52: Changing Or Deleting A Title

    Titles can be erased easily by continuous pressing (or by holding the key down for repeated input). ENTER TRACK NO. d I S C I S C TITLE INPUT MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO P 0 5 2 T.E. BEST HITS O.T.E. •...
  • Page 53: Moving Several Tracks At A Time (Quick Move)

    RANDOM TRACK NO. 0 0 5 A Z Z 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 tracks (changed range) MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) T.E. BEST HITS O.T.E. • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON EON...
  • Page 54 Do not apply vibration or shock to the unit while this message is displayed. MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PR RANDOM REPEAT...
  • Page 55: Moving A Single Track (Track Move)

    I S C P 0 5 2 0 2 = > - - Track to be moved Track to be moved Selected destination When moved to a position after current position MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) BEST HITS O.T.E. T.E. • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT TOTAL...
  • Page 56 Do not apply vibration or shock to the unit while this message is displayed. MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) Destination track No. TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO BEST HITS O.T.E.
  • Page 57: Dividing A Track (Track Divide)

    O M P L E T ÷There is no blank space left between the two tracks. ÷When the track to be split has a title, the two tracks will have the same title. MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) TA PTY TOTAL AUTO TUNED...
  • Page 58: Combining Two Tracks (Track Combine)

    MD EDIT Track No. is adjusted. Track No. and title of the second track are cleared. 0 0 0 8 BEST HITS O.T.E • HM-381MD (En) T.E. BEST HITS O.T.E. • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT BEST HITS O.T.E. T.E. •...
  • Page 59: Erasing All Tracks On A Disc (All Erase)

    4 or ¢ key. BEST HITS ENTER ÷ All tracks on a disc are erased (together with the disc title). MD Edit Functions HM-381MD (En) (ALL ERASE) To erase all tracks (ALL ERASE) (Enter stop status) 1 Select “ALL ERASE ?”. TRACK EDIT Each press switches the operation.
  • Page 60 Part to be erased Execute TRACK DIVIDE twice. The part divided with TRACK DIVIDE becomes one “track”. Part to be erased Track No. is adjusted. The space left after erasing is filled by subse- quent tracks which move along. HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 61: Tone Adjustment

    TIMER SET A.P.S. SET RANDOM TRACK NO. B A L A N C E The left volume is decreased. HM-381MD (En) B A S S T C - • T R E B L E • REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG.
  • Page 62: Adjusting The Aux Input Level

    (Only when the AUX input is selected) BALANCE TIMER SET A.P.S. SET 8 0 1 8 0 0 1 2 BEST HITS O.T.E. I N P U T • • • Set level (display for about 5 sec) HM-381MD (En) TITLE MD ED...
  • Page 63: Clock Adjustment

    + 2 • • • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. R·D·S EON EON TA PTY TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO 8 0 7 T.E. BEST HITS O.T.E. + 2 • • • TITLE SEARCH MD EDIT HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 64: Timer Operation

    RANDOM REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. TRACK NO. TOTAL AUTO TUNED STEREO 8 0 1 8 1 7 0 5 BEST HITS O.T T U N E R T + 2 • • • ON time display HM-381MD (En) ¨...
  • Page 65: Setting The Program Timer

    ÷ The previously set contents are displayed. (If you do not want to change them, simply press the “set/demo” key.) Timer operation HM-381MD (En) To listen to tape Set a tape into. For recording Make preparations for recording.
  • Page 66 (2) Enter it. 4 Select the broadcast station (only when TUNER is selected above). (1) Select. 1 MD REC 2 TAPE REC (2) Enter it. HM-381MD (En) SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG. TUNED STEREO BEST HITS O.T • • • ¨...
  • Page 67: Activating Or Deactivating The O.t.t. Or Program Timer Execution

    90 minutes. 10=20=30...70=80=90=Cancel=10=20... RANDOM TRACK NO. S L E E P Adjust the clock before setting the timer. Timer operation HM-381MD (En) Press while power is ON. TIMER Goes off REPEAT SLEEP A.P.S. O.T.T. PROG.
  • Page 68: Important Items

    When cleaning, pay special attention so as not to apply shock to them. Note Note In regard to contact cleaners Do not use contact cleaners because it could cause a mal- function. Be specially careful not to use contact cleaners containing oil, for they may deform the plastic component. HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 69: Reference

    RIGHT TO MAKE COPIES OF TAPES OR DISCS WITH- OUT THE PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNERS. ANYONE WISHING TO COPY COMMERCIALLY AVAIL- ABLE TAPES OR DISC SHOULD CONTACT THE ME- CHANICAL COPYRIGHT PROTECTION SOCIETY LIM- ITED OR THE PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY LIMITED. Important Items HM-381MD (En)
  • Page 70: In Case Of Difficulty

    ÷ Switch the suspected electric appliance OFF. ÷ Install the TV or the system at an in- creased distance between them. ÷ Preset stations with tunable frequen- cies. ÷ Preset stations again. HM-381MD (En) Œ ´ ˇ • ª...
  • Page 71 SCMS. AUX input operation) justed. (During AUX input operation) recorded is played. In case of difficulty HM-381MD (En) Cause Remedy ÷ Load a disc. ÷ Load a prerecorded disc or playback- only disc.
  • Page 72 After recording or editing, always remove the minidisc to record the recording or editing informa- tion. In case of difficulty HM-381MD (En) Action ÷ Load a disc. ÷ Switch to analog recording. ÷ Use another recordable disc.
  • Page 73: Remote Control Unit

    CD, MD or cassette tape. In case of difficulty HM-381MD (En) Remedy ÷ Place the disc properly, with the label side facing upward.
  • Page 74 ÷ The cassette holder is not closed com- pletely. ÷ The TAPE input is selected. ÷ The tape is fully wound to one of the reels. In case of difficulty HM-381MD (En) Remedy ÷ Clean the head referring to “Mainte- nance”. ÷ Try another tape.
  • Page 75: Specifications

    [General] Power consumption ... 36 W Dimensions ... W : 180 mm Weight (net) ... 5.1 kg KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. Notes Notes ÷ Sufficient performance may not be exhibited at extremely cold locations (where water freezes).
  • Page 76 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 dealer for informa- tion or service on this product.