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Kenwood KRF-V4550D Instruction Manual

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  • Page 2: Before Applying The Power

    Before applying the power Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ... AC 120 V only Australia ... AC 240 V only Europe and U.K..AC 230 V only China and Russia ... AC 220 V only Other countries ...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Maintenance of the unit When the front panel or case becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. for these agents may cause discoloration. In regard to contact cleaner Do not use contact cleaners because it could cause a malfunction. Be specially careful not to use contact cleaners containing oil, for they may deform the plastic component.
  • Page 4: How To Use This Manual

    How to use this manual This manual is divided into three sections, Preparations, Operations, and Additional Information. Preparations Shows you how to connect your audio and video components to the receiver and prepare the surround processor. We will guide you to make setting up your system as easy as possible. However, since this receiver works with all of your audio and video components, connecting the system can be fairly complex.
  • Page 5: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts Speakers' indicator MUTE indicator RDS indicators Speaker selection indicators Input channel indicators Output channel indicators 1 POWER key Use to switch the main power ON/OFF. 2 ON/STANDBY ( ) key Use to switch the power ON/STANDBY when the POWER is turned ON.
  • Page 6: Remote Control Unit

    Remote control unit 1 Numeric keys £ If CD or MD is selected as the input source, these keys function as numeric keys. If tuner is selected as the input source, these keys are used to call up station presets. 2 SET UP key Use to select speakers' settings etc.
  • Page 7: 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 also 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 8: Connecting Audio Components

    Connecting audio components SYSTEM CONTROL jacks When you connect the video component to the VIDEO2/MONITOR jacks, connect the video cord (yellow RCA pin cords) of the connected component to the VIDEO2 IN jack . To AC wall outlet Cassette deck or MD recorder CD player Record player...
  • Page 9: Connecting Video Components

    Connecting video components A video component with digital audio outputs should be connected to the VIDEO2 jacks. Video deck Audio inputs Video inputs and outputs and outputs (Yellow RCA pin cords) DVD player or LD player Monitor TV VIDEO IN Video Inputs (Yellow RCA pin cord) Setting up the system...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player (6-Channel Input)

    Connecting a DVD player (6-channel input) If you have connected a DVD player to the receiver with digital connection, be sure to read the "Input mode settings" section carefully. DVD player VIDEO OUT (Yellow RCA pin cord) To switch the speakers off , press the MUTE key. CAUTION Be sure to adhere followings or proper ventilation will be blocked causing damage or fire hazard.
  • Page 11: Digital Connections

    (sold separately) To connect an LD player with a DIGITAL RF OUT, connect the LD player to the KENWOOD RF digital demodulator (DEM-9991D). Next, connect the DIGITAL OUT jacks of the demodulator to the DIGITAL IN jacks of the receiver.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Antennas

    Connecting the antennas AM loop antenna The supplied loop antenna is used for indoors. Place it as far as possible from the receiver, TV set, speaker cords and power cord, and adjust the direction for best reception. AM antenna terminal connections 1 Push lever.
  • Page 13: Connecting The System Control

    2. Do not connect system control cords to any components other than those specified by KENWOOD. It may cause a malfunction and damage your equipment. 3. Be sure the system control plugs are inserted all the way in to the system control terminals.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting the speakers 1 Strip coating. 2 Push the lever. 3 Insert the cord. 4 Return the lever. Powered subwoofer • Never short circuit the + and – speaker cords. • If the left and right speakers are connected inversely or the speaker Speaker impedance After confirming the speaker impedance indications printed on the rear panel of the receiver, connect speakers with matching imped-...
  • Page 15: Preparing The Remote Control

    Speaker placement Center speaker Subwoofer Front speaker Listening position Surround speaker Front speakers : Place to the front left and right of the listening position. Front speakers are required for all surround modes. Center speaker : Place front and center. This speaker stabilizes the sound image and helps recreate sound motion.
  • Page 16: Preparing For Surround Sound

    Preparing for surround sound Speaker settings To enable you to obtain optimum enjoyment from the receiver’s listening modes, make sure to complete the speaker settings (subwoofer, front, center, and surround speakers) as described below. Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing POWER and ON/STANDBY key.
  • Page 17: Normal Playback

    Preparing for surround sound Input the distance to the speakers. 1 Measure the distance from the listening position to each of the speakers. Jot down the distance to each of the speakers. Distance to front speakers: ____ feet (meters) Distance to center speaker: ____ feet (meters) Distance to surround speakers: ____ feet (meters)
  • Page 18: Listening To A Source Component

    Listening to a source component VOLUME CONTROL INPUT SELECTOR INPUT SELECTOR VOLUME Use the INPUT SELECTOR to select the source you want to listen to. The input sources change as shown below: Selecting a source using the INPUT SELECTOR knob 1 "PHONO"...
  • Page 19: Recording

    Muting the sound The MUTE key lets you mute the sound of the speakers. Press the MUTE key. TI.VOL CLIP MUTE RDS EON NEWS Blinks To cancel Press the MUTE key again so that the "MUTE" indicator goes off. • Muting can also be canceled by adjusting the volume. SOURCE DIRECT playback (analog sources only) Use this function to pass the source material direct to the amplifier, bypassing any audio processing.
  • Page 20: Recording Video

    Recording video 1 Use the INPUT SELECTOR to select the video source (other than "VIDEO1") you want to record. 2 Set the video deck connected to VIDEO 1 to record. • Select the REC MODE to record a digital input source. 3 Start playback, then start recording.
  • Page 21: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    Listening to radio broadcasts Tuning (non-RDS) radio stations Radio stations can be classified into RDS (Radio Data System) stations and other stations. To listen to or store RDS stations in the preset memory, see the section entitled, "Using RDS". MULTI CONTROL INPUT SELECTOR BAND AUTO MULTI...
  • Page 22: Using The Display Key

    Using the RDS DISP. (Display) key RDS DISP. Pressing the RDS DISP. key changes the contents of the display. Each press switches the display mode as follows: 1 PS (Program Service name) display 2 RT (Radio Text) display 3 Frequency display 1 PS (Program Service name) display: The station name is displayed automatically when an RDS broadcast is received,...
  • Page 23: Presetting Radio Stations Manually

    Presetting radio stations manually The RDS auto memory function assigns preset numbers to RDS stations starting from preset number "1". Therefore, be sure to execute the RDS auto memory function before using the following operations to manually store AM stations and other FM stations, and RDS stations. "Presetting RDS stations (RDS AUTO MEMORY)".
  • Page 24: Tuning By Program Type (Pty Search)

    Tuning by program type (PTY search) This function lets you set the tuner to automatically search for stations which are currently broadcasting the type of program (genre) you want to listen to. Under certain receiving conditions, it may take more than 1 minute to complete the search.
  • Page 25: Ambience Effects

    Ambience effects This receiver 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.
  • Page 26: Surround Play

    Surround Play DOLBY DIGITAL can be used when playing DVD or LD software bearing mark and DOLBY DIGITAL format digital broadcasts (etc.). DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY 3 STEREO can be used when playing video, DVD, or LD software bearing the Preparations •...
  • Page 27: Dvd 6-Channel Playback

    DVD 6-channel playback Using a DVD player or the like equipped with six (5.1) output channels and the receiver, you can enjoy surround sound playback. When you try to play a disc other than Dolby Digital such as CD, no sound is produced or, noise may be heard.
  • Page 28 2 Use the MULTI CONTROL to select the ON or OFF setting. TI.VOL CLIP MUTE RDS EON NEWS • The adjustment item is displayed for approximately 8 seconds. • Some Dolby Digital software may not be compatible with the Midnight mode. Display dimmer adjustment The dimmer function lets you select the brightness of the receiver's display.
  • Page 29: Basic Remote Control Operation For Other Components

    Basic remote control operations for other components DVD player operations The remote control of this unit can control two groups of KENWOOD DVD players directly without using the remote control supplied with the DVD player. Group-1: DV-4900, DV-4070B, DV-2070, DV-203, DVF-9010, DVF-K7010, DVF-5010, DVF-R9030, DVF-...
  • Page 30: Cassette Deck, Cd Player & Md Recorder Operations

    CASSETTE deck, CD player & MD recorder operations Refer to the following for the type of remote control operations available for each component. In order to perform these operations, the components must be connected to the system control jack. 1 Select the input source 2 Press the keys corresponding to the operations you desire.
  • Page 31: 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 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).