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Declaration of Conformity with regard to
the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
Kenwood Corporation
2967-3 Ishikawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 192-8525 Japan
EU Representative's:
Kenwood Electronics Europe BV
Amsterdamseweg 37, 1422 AC UITHOORN, The Netherlands
© B60-5772-00/00 (E/ X)


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  • Page 1 AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL CENTER KRF-V6300D INSTRUCTION MANUAL Declaration of Conformity with regard to the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC Manufacturer: Kenwood Corporation 2967-3 Ishikawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 192-8525 Japan EU Representative's: Kenwood Electronics Europe BV Amsterdamseweg 37, 1422 AC UITHOORN, The Netherlands © B60-5772-00/00 (E/ X)
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    If any accessories are missing, or if the unit is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If the unit was shipped to you directly, notify your shipper immediately. Kenwood recommends that you retain the original carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the unit in the future.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. Heed Warnings –...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Center Width mode Convenient functions ... 42 Display dimmer adjustment Listening with headphones Muting the sound Remote control operations for Kenwood DVD players ... 43 Troubleshooting ... 44 Resetting the Microcomputer In regard to contact cleaner Maintenance of the unit Specifications ...
  • Page 5: Special Features

    Special features HDMI ™(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal ! Making HDMI connection let you enjoy high quality video such as Blu-ray discs. Audio signals came in at Audio IN termianl are interlocked with Video signals output at the HDMI MONITOR OUT terminal. High-quality music playback in Pure Audio Mode •...
  • Page 6: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Use to control a variety of settings. SETUP key Use to set up this unit. EASY SETUP key Use for easy setup of the speakers. SOUND key Use to adjust the sound quality and ambience effects. KRF-V6300D DOLBY STRAIGHT DIGITAL DECODE MULTI CONTROL SETUP SOUND...
  • Page 7 Display PTY indicator Lights up when searching a radio station by program type. RDS indicator Lights up when receiving an Speaker RDS station. indicator The indicator(s) AUTO indicator corresponding Lights up when the to the front tuning mode is "Auto". speakers in use lights up.
  • Page 8: Remote Control Unit

    & fi ¡ fi ™ £ ‡ • * For how to be able to use the keys to operate the Kenwood fl PTY key Use for PTY search. SUBTITLE key Use to operate the Kenwood DVD player.* Numeric keys Use to call up preset stations.
  • Page 9: Preparing The Remote Control

    Preparing the remote control Loading batteries Loading batteries œ Remove the cover. ∑ Insert batteries. Insert two (R03) batteries following the polarity indications. é Close the cover. • The supplied batteries may have shorter lives than ordinary batteries due to use during operation checks. ¤CAUTION Do not leave the battery near fire or under direct sunlight.
  • Page 10: Setting Up The System

    • Leave some space around the unit (from the largest outside dimension including projection) equal to or greater than, shown below. Top panel : 50 cm Side panel : 10 cm Back panel : 10 cm KRF-V6300D Speaker placement Front speaker Front speaker Center speaker Subwoofer Surround speaker Surround Back speaker (6.1ch)
  • Page 11 Connecting components equipped with HDMI terminals This unit has HDMI terminals which let you enjoy high definition video such as Blu-ray discs. Audio connection (connection A or B) is necessary to output audio signal from the speakers connected to this unit. 1 Using an HDMI cable, connect the HDMI input terminal of this unit to the HDMI output terminal of a playback component.
  • Page 12: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD player with multichannel audio output terminal 1 Connect the audio line as shown on the right. 2 Connect the video line. See <Connecting a DVD player> above for connecting the video line. KRF-V6300D VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO 2 IN DVD/6CH...
  • Page 13: Connecting A Cd Player

  • Page 14 CENTER SURROUND FRONT AUDIO OUT • If your VIDEO player has COMPONENT VIDEO OUT, COMPONENT VIDEO connection is possible for better video quality. (<Connecting video players (COMPONENT VIDEO connection)> ^) KRF-V6300D VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO 2 IN DVD/6CH VIDEO 2...
  • Page 15 Connecting a video recorder 1 Connect the audio line : Connection A 2 Connect the video line : Connection B HDMI MONITOR OUT DVD/6CH IN VIDEO 2 IN DIGITAL IN OPTICAL OPTICAL COAXIAL CD/DVD VIDEO 2 AUDIO DVD/6CH IN PLAY IN SUB WOOFER CENTER MD/TAPE...
  • Page 16 • Depending on the type of TV, it may be necessary to switch the input of the TV according to the type of video input (COMPONENT input or VIDEO (COMPOSITE) input). Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for more information. KRF-V6300D VIDEO...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Antennas

    Connecting the antennas The broadcast reception cannot be made unless the antennas are connected. Connect the antennas correctly as instructed below. DVD/6CH IN SUB WOOFER SURROUND FRONT FM indoor antenna AM loop antenna AM loop antenna AM loop antenna Place the supplied loop antenna as far as possible from the receiver, TV set, speaker cords and power cord.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Speakers

    After confirming the speaker impedance indications printed on the rear panel of the receiver, connect speakers with matching impedance ratings. Using speakers with a rated impedance other than that indicated on the rear panel of the receiver could result in malfunctions or damage to the speakers or the receiver. KRF-V6300D PRE OUT WOOFER...
  • Page 19 Connecting the terminals Connecting the terminals Screw type terminal œ Strip coating. ∑ Loosen. é Insert the cord. ® Secure. Push type terminal œ Strip coating. ∑ Push the lever. é Insert the cord. ® Return the lever. • Never short circuit the + and – speaker cords. •...
  • Page 20: Connecting To The Av Aux Jacks

    The standby indicator on the front panel goes out and the display panel lights up. To turn this unit OFF (standby mode) Press the [ (Power)] key on this unit or the [ KRF-V6300D VOLUME CONTROL AV AUX VIDEO L-AUDIO-R...
  • Page 21: Speaker Setup (Easy Setup)

    Speaker setup (Easy Setup) The speaker setup can be completed by simply selecting the room type and listening position. The audio will be corrected automatically according to the characteristics of the speaker system in use. If more detailed speaker settings are required, use the procedure in <Speaker setup flow>...
  • Page 22: Speaker Setup (Detailed Setup)

    Audio Delay (Lip Sync) ("AUDIO DELAY") ∞ Adjust the deviation in time between the video and audio. Speaker settings completed! KRF-V6300D Getting into the setup mode The setup procedure is identical for all of the setting elements. Once you remember the following procedure, you can easily set up other setting elements.
  • Page 23: Getting Into The Setup Mode

    Speaker setup ("SP SETUP") This sets up the speakers according to the speaker system in use. Speaker setup is required every time the speaker system is changed. œ See <Getting into the setup mode> (™) and select "SP SETUP". ∑ Use [MULTI CONTROL ∞/5] to select the subwoofer setting.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Speaker Level ("Test Tone")

    † Go to the next setting, "DISTANCE". If you wish to exit the setup mode, see <To exit the setup mode> ™. KRF-V6300D Distance setting ("DISTANCE") This sets the distance from each speaker to the listening position. œ Measure the distance from the listening position to each speaker and jot down in the table below.
  • Page 25: Crossover ("Cross Over")

    Crossover ("CROSS OVER") The crossover frequency is the lower limit of the bass frequencies reproduced from the speakers set to "NML" in the <Speaker Setup>. The frequencies below the set crossover frequency are output from other speakers (those set to "LRG" and the subwoofer).
  • Page 26: Playing Music Or Movie

    The speaker indicator lights up when set to on. • When the input mode is "6CH INPT", SPEAKERS B cannot be selected. KRF-V6300D Selecting the input mode Selecting the input mode ¶ Operation available only on the main unit.
  • Page 27: Playback

    Playback VOLUME CONTROL INPUT SELECTOR AV AUX VOLUME Input source keys œ Select the source you want to play. Use the Input source keys on the remote control unit to select a source. Or use [INPUT SELECTOR] knob or [AV AUX] key. ∑...
  • Page 28: Playback

    • When the input mode is "6CH INPT", the listen mode does not change. (<Selecting the input mode> §) • The video other than the HDMI input video cannot be monitored when PURE AUDIO MODE is selected. KRF-V6300D PURE AUDIO MODE...
  • Page 29: Enjoying Various Surround Effects

    Enjoying various surround effects Listen mode This unit is equipped with listen 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. See <Speaker setup>...
  • Page 30 It's almost like hearing a newly remastered CD. (Dolby Pro Logic II surround Music mode) KRF-V6300D Dolby Pro Logic IIx Dolby Pro Logic IIx transforms any stereo or 5.1-channel signal into 6- or 7-channel, full range surround sound, creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the entertainment experience.
  • Page 31: Listen Mode

    DTS 96/24 DTS 96/24 made it possible to achieve a wide frequency range of over 40 kHz by increasing the sampling frequency to 96 or 88.2 kHz. Moreover, DTS 96/24’s ability of 24 bit resolution offers the same frequency band and dynamic range as 96 kHz/24 bit PCM. DTS 96/24 is, as with conventional DTS Surround, compatible with multi-channels.
  • Page 32: Surround Playback

    Pro Logic IIx surround Music mode "PLIIx GAME"* Pro Logic IIx surround Game mode "PLII MOVIE"* Pro Logic II surround Movie mode KRF-V6300D "PLII MUSIC"* "PLII GAME"* "PRO LOGIC"* "STEREO" * Available when the input signal has only 2 channels.
  • Page 33: Listen Mode

    • Depending on the type of the signal or speaker setting, some listen modes cannot be selected. • When playback is started, the sound may be cut or interrupted before the input source is confirmed as Dolby Digital. • To enjoy Dolby Digital surround (as well as all the other listen modes) from a single component, be sure to use a Dolby Digital compatible source component.
  • Page 34: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    ® Use [TUNING 1/¡] to select the station. "ST." lights when a broadcast is being received in stereo. KRF-V6300D • [MULTI CONTROL ∞/5] can also be used to select a station. Using RDS (Radio Data System) RDS is a system that transmits useful information (in the form of digital data) for FM broadcasts along with the broadcast signal.
  • Page 35: Rds Auto Memory

    RDS Auto Memory This function automatically stores up to 40 RDS stations in the preset memory. In order to use the PTY function, the RDS stations must be stored in the preset memory using the RDS AUTO MEMORY function. AUTO MEMORY BAND TUNER œ...
  • Page 36: Receiving Preset Stations In Order

    For preset No. 20 : press [+10], [+10], [0] Preset number • If you make a mistake entering a two digit number, press [+10] repeatedly to return to the original display and start again. KRF-V6300D Receiving preset stations in order (P.CALL) P.CALL TUNER œ...
  • Page 37: Using The Rds Disp. Key

    œ Press [PTY] to activate the PTY search mode. When an RDS broadcast is received, the program type is shown on the display. If no PTY data is available, or if the station is not an RDS station, "NONE" is displayed. ∑...
  • Page 38: Recording

    When the digital mode changes during recording in the "A-REC" mode, the audio input source may be interrupted momentarily. For "A-REC" mode: KRF-V6300D ® Start playback, then start recording. Recording audio (analog sources) œ Use [INPUT SELECTOR] to select the source (other ∑...
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound MULTI CONTROL ACTIVE EQ ACTIVE EQ BASS BOOST TONE MULTI CONTROL Adjusting the Tone Adjusting the Tone ¶ Operation available only on the remote control unit. The tone level can be adjusted when the input signal is a PCM or analog signal and the listen mode of this unit is set to "Stereo".
  • Page 40: Adjustment According To The Playing Source

    Analog mode only Dolby Digital and DTS mode only Pro Logic II Music mode and Pro Logic IIx Music mode only KRF-V6300D ∑ Use the [MULTI CONTROL ∞/5] to adjust the setting as desired. For detailed adjustment method, see the explanation of each item.
  • Page 41: Midnight Mode

    Midnight mode Midnight mode ¶ Dolby Digital and DTS mode only When watching movies at night, you might not be able to raise the volume as loud as normal. Midnight mode compresses the dynamic range of previously specified heavy sound passage of the Dolby Digital and DTS mode sound track (like scenes with sudden increases in volume) to minimize the difference in volume between the scenes with heavy sound passage and scenes with...
  • Page 42: Convenient Functions

    The brightness of the display changes among the 3 available settings. Select the brightness level you find most pleasing. • The brightness of the LED indicators changes in 2 levels. KRF-V6300D Listening with headphones Listening with headphones ¶ Operation available only on the main unit.
  • Page 43: Remote Control Operations For Kenwood Dvd Players

    Remote control operations for Kenwood DVD players The remote control of this unit can control Kenwood DVD players directly without using the remote control supplied with the DVD player. Compatible DVD player models 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,...
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    No sound is produced during playback from a DVD player. The input mode is set to digital manual. A video source cannot be recorded normally. No video output. Display is turned off. KRF-V6300D Cause The speaker cords are disconnected. VOLUME is set to the minimum position.
  • Page 45 The remote control has not been changed to the operation mode for the Kenwood DVD player you wish to control. Remedy & Connect an antenna.
  • Page 46: Resetting The Microcomputer

    • Please note that resetting the microcomputer will clear the contents of the memory and return the unit to the state it was in when it left the factory. KRF-V6300D In regard to contact cleaner In regard to contact cleaner Do not use contact cleaners because it could cause a malfunction.
  • Page 47: Specifications

    ...H: 159 mm (6-1/4") ... D: 372 mm (14-5/8") Weight (net) ... 9.3 kg (20.5 lb) 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).
  • Page 48 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 information or service on this product.