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Kenwood KRF-X9070D Instruction Manual

Kenwood audio video surround receiver instruction manual vr-7080, krf-x9070d
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VR - 7080
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 receiver has several
operation modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other audio/video components. 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.
B60-5341-00 00 MA
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  • Page 1 AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER VR - 7080 KRF-X9070D 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 receiver has several operation modes.
  • 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

    Before applying the power Contents Caution : Read the pages marked safe operation. Before applying the power ... 2 Safety precautions ... 2 How to use this manual ... 2 Unpacking ... 4 Preparing the remote control ... 4 Special features ... 6 Names and functions of parts ...
  • Page 4: Unpacking

    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 5 Turn the power OFF by pressing the POWER key before moving the switch lever. Move switch lever to match your area with a small screwdriver or other pointed tool, then turn the power on again. TAR ® Partner, Kenwood TAR ® guidelines for CHANNEL...
  • Page 6: Special Features

    Before applying the power Special features True home theater sound This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your video software. Select a surround mode according to your equipment or the software you are going to play and enjoy! THX mode activates proprietary THX features that help recreate the cinematic experience in a home environment.
  • Page 7: Names And Functions Of Parts

    A SPEAKERS B (For VR-7080) POWER DVD/6CH PHONES VIDEO 1 1 POWER ON/OFF key (For KRF-X9070D) Use to turn the main power ON/OFF. 2 ON/STANDBY key (For KRF-X9070D) Use to turn the power ON/STANDBY when the POWER is turned ON. STANDBY indicator...
  • Page 8: Remote Control Unit

    Names and functions of parts Remote control unit • This remote control unit can be used not only for Kenwood products but also for other non-Kenwood products by setting the appropriate manufacturer’s setup codes. • When you pick up the remote control unit or press any key, all keys will be illuminated and then the remote control unit will be activated with last active mode screen.
  • Page 9 Names and functions of parts 1 IR (infrared) indicator The segments turn on and off to show signal ‚ transmission. 2 SRC PWR (source power) key Use to turn the other components on or off. 3 TV PWR (power) key Use to turn the TV on or off.
  • Page 10: 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 11: Connecting The Terminals

    Setting up the system Connecting the terminals 1 Strip coating. 2 Loosen. 3 Insert. 4 Secure. 1 Strip coating. 2 Push the lever. 3 Insert the cord. 4 Return the lever. Connection of banana plugs 1 Secure. 2 Insert. • Sound will not be heard if the speaker terminal is not fully secured. •...
  • Page 12: Connecting Audio Components

    Setting up the system Connecting audio components SYSTEM CONTROL ™ jacks REC OUT PLAY IN PHONO CD/DVD MD/ TAPE CD or DVD player To AC wall outlet Cassette deck or MD recorder Moving cartridge record player cannot be used directly from the receiver unit.
  • Page 13: Connecting Video Components

    Setting up the system Connecting video components S Video jacks S VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO Video IN/OUT A video component with digital audio outputs should be connected to the VIDEO 2 or VIDEO 3 jacks. S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 14: 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 15: Connecting Video Components (Component Video)

    Setting up the system Connecting video components (COMPONENT VIDEO) If you have connected the receiver to a video component with COMPONENT jacks, you can get a better picture quality than by connecting to the S-VIDEO jacks. When connecting the TV to the COMPONENT jacks, be sure to connect all the other components to the COMPONENT jacks. COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO MONITOR OUT...
  • Page 16: Connecting A Dvd Player (6-Channel Input)

    Setting up the system 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. COAXIAL DIGITAL OUT (AUDIO) COAXIAL OPTICAL CD/DVD VIDEO DVD/ DIGITAL IN...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Speakers

    Setting up the system Connecting the speakers Surround Speakers (Be sure to connect both surround speakers) Right GRAY Right Front Speakers A Surround Back/Subwoofer Use this terminal if you wish to connect to a Surround Back speaker with the SETUP of “6ch AMP SB”...
  • Page 18: Pre Out Connections

    Setting up the system PRE OUT connections This receiver has additional PRE OUT jacks. These can be used for various purposes, but will need to be connected to an external power amplifier as shown in the example below. ROOM B FRONT •...
  • Page 19: Connecting To Another Room (Room B)

    Setting up the system Connecting to another room (ROOM B) This connection allows you to connect your main system to a monitor TV and speaker system located in another area (ROOM B). ROOM B ROOM A (Main System) CENTER ROOM B FRONT SURROUND SURROUND BACK...
  • Page 20: Connecting The External Ir Repeater

    The remote control for this receiver has the IR (infrared rays) transmission function. IR repeaters enables you to control components located in cabinets or behind glass doors. You can enjoy a wider remote control signal range by placing the IR repeater away from the receiver. KENWOOD components (except DVD player): System control Other components: (Registering setup codes) IR REPEATER...
  • Page 21: Connecting To The Av Aux Jacks

    Setting up the system Connecting to the AV AUX jacks The AV AUX jacks are convenient for connection of video components such as a camcorder or a video game. S VIDEO VIDEO L-AUDIO-R S-VIDEO cord VIDEO OUT Camcorder, other VCR, video game or portable S-VIDEO OUT MD player...
  • Page 22: 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 23: 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. POWER ON/STANDBY ON/STANDBY (KRF-X9070D) (VR-7080) SETUP SOUND POWER ON/OFF (KRF-X9070D) SETUP MULTI fi...
  • Page 24 Preparing for surround sound 6 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or MULTI %/fi keys to select the appropriate center speaker setting. If you selected “LARGE” as the front speakers setting, 1 CNTR LARGE : A large center speaker is connected to the receiver.
  • Page 25 Preparing for surround sound The channel indication blinks while the test tone is being output. CINEMA EQ. MUTE OPTICAL 6CH INPUT AUTO DETECT ACTIVE EQ. MATRIX CLIP COAXIAL ANALOG 96kHzfs DSP MODE DISCRETE SL S • If you change the volume level settings for the speakers while listening to music, the settings referred to on this page are also changed.
  • Page 26: Normal Playback

    Normal playback Preparing for playback Some preparatory steps are needed before starting playback. POWER ON/STANDBY ON/STANDBY (KRF-X9070D) (VR-7080) SPEAKERS MD/TAPE POWER ON/OFF (KRF-X9070D) Turning on the receiver 1 Turn on the power to the related components. 2 Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing the POWER ON/STANDBY key.
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Sound

    Normal playback Adjusting the sound SPEAKER EQ ACTIVE EQ SPEAKERS TONE MULTI CONTROL PHONES fi MULTI MUTE LOUD. SP. EQ TONE Adjusting the TONE You can adjust the sound quality when the receiver is in the PCM stereo mode, analog stereo mode and when “THX OFF”. 1 For the remote control, press and hold the TUNER key for more than 3 seconds to switch to receiver mode.
  • Page 28 Normal playback ACTIVE EQ mode You can enjoy a more impressive sound effect when ACTIVE EQ is turned ON during Dolby Digital and DTS playback and, when in PCM and analog stereo mode. Press the ACTIVE EQ key for the following selections; 1 ACTIVE EQ MUSIC : Effective when listening to music.
  • Page 29: Recording

    Recording Recording audio (analog sources) MD/TAPE Recording a music source 1 Use the Input Selector keys to select the source (other than “MD/ TAPE”) you want to record. 2 Set the MD or TAPE recorder to record. 3 Start playback, then start recording. Recording video 1 Use the Input selector keys to select the video source (other than “VIDEO 1”) you want to record.
  • Page 30: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    Listening to radio broadcasts The receiver can store up to 40 stations in the memory and recall them by one-touch operation. Tuning radio stations BAND MULTI CONTROL TUNER AUTO fi MULTI TUNE – /+ AUTO Use the TUNER key to select the tuner. Use the BAND key to select the desired broadcast band.
  • Page 31: Receiving Preset Stations

    Listening to radio broadcasts Receiving preset stations Numeric keys Press the TUNER key to select tuner as the source. Enter the number of the preset station you want to receive (up to “40”). Press the numeric keys in the following order: For “15”, press +10, 5 For “20”, press...
  • Page 32: 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. Surround modes The below speaker placements are for 5.1 channel surround sound system which are;...
  • Page 33 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 34 Ambience effects Movie soundtracks are mixed in special movie theatres called dub- bing stages and are designed to be played back in movie theatres with similar equipment and conditions. This same soundtrack is then transferred directly onto Laserdisc, VHS tape, DVD, etc., and is not changed for playback in a small home theatre environment.
  • Page 35: 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 the mark and DOLBY DIGITAL format digital broadcasts (etc.). DOLBY PRO LOGIC can be used when playing video, DVD, or LD software bearing the SRS Circle Surround II enables you to listen to multi channel sound from the stereo source.
  • Page 36: Dvd 6-Channel Playback

    Ambience effects THX mode. This mode creates a home theater environment which is able to reproduce a cinema surround sound system featuring improved special representation and acoustic imaging of surround channels by translating THX Surround EX technology. Press the THX key to switch the following setting : 1 THX Sur EX ON : THX Surround EX function is turned ON when Dolby Digital 5.1ch signal is detected.
  • Page 37: Convenient Functions

    Ambience effects Convenient functions STEREO DIMMER MULTI CONTROL SOUND MULTI fi DIMMER STEREO Adjusting the sound You can make further adjustments to the sound while listening to playback in the surround mode. 1 Press the SOUND key and then use the ∧ ∧ ∧ ∧ ∧ / ∨ ∨ ∨ ∨ ∨ keys or MULTI @/# keys until the desired item appears in the display.
  • Page 38 Ambience effects Dimension mode (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. 1 Press the SOUND key, then press the ∧ ∧ ∧ ∧ ∧ / ∨ ∨ ∨ ∨ ∨ keys or MULTI @/# keys until “DIMENSION”...
  • Page 39 Ambience effects CS II Gain adjustment mode (CS II mode only) CS II GAIN allows user to adjust the input gain for the Circle Surround II processing. 1 Press the SOUND key, then press the ∧ ∧ ∧ ∧ ∧ / ∨ ∨ ∨ ∨ ∨ keys or MULTI @/# keys until “CSII GAIN”...
  • Page 40: Basic Remote Control Operations For Other Components

    Find the setup code of the component to be registered. • Refer to the setup code lists to find the setup code for the component to be registered. Example: To register a DVD made by KENWOOD, you would enter “0534”. Input...
  • Page 41: Checking The Codes

    When in Tuner mode, re-assignment is not available. Operating other components This operation lets you operate the registered components. KENWOOD audio components with system control turn on and off automatically with the receiver via the system control connections. SRC PWR Use the Source keys to select the component you desire.
  • Page 42: Storing The Remote Control Code Of The Other Components

    Note • Be sure to point the remote control at the remote sensor on the receiver when you want to operate KENWOOD components connected by system control cords. Otherwise, point the remote control at the component you want to operate.
  • Page 43: Setup Code Chart

    Philips 0626 Sharp 0037 Yamaha 0036 MD recorder setup codes Maker Setup codes Kenwood 0681, 0826 Setup codes for Kenwood components with System Control connection Maker Setup codes 1353 1359 Cassette deck 0234 TV setup codes Maker Setup codes A-Mark...
  • Page 44 Harley Davidson 0000 Harman/Kardon 0038, 0075, 0081 Harwood 0068, 0072 Headquarter 0046 Hitachi 0000, 0041, 0042, 0065, 0082, 0105, 0166 0042 Hughes Network Systems 0008, 0041, 0067, 0206 Jensen 0041 0037, 0278 0072 Kenwood 0038, 0041, 0067 Kodak 0035, 0037 0037...
  • Page 45 Basic remote control operations for other components Setup code chart VCR setup codes (continue) Maker Setup codes Lloyd’s 0000, 0208 Logik 0072 0035 0043, 0061, 0240 MGN Technology 0240 0000, 0240 Magnasonic 1278 Magnavox 0000, 0035, 0039, 0081, 0110, 0149, 0563, 1781 Magnin 0240 Marantz...
  • Page 46 Greenhill 0717 Harman/Kardon 0582, 0702 Hitachi 0573, 0664 Hiteker 0672 0783 Integra 0627 0702 0558, 0623, 0867 0717 Kenwood 0490, 0534, 0682, 0737 Konka 0711, 0719, 0721 Koss 0651 Lasonic 0798 Magnavox 0503, 0675 Malata 0782 Maker Setup codes Marantz...
  • Page 47: Cassette Deck, Cd Player & Md Recorder Operations

    Basic remote control operations for other components CASSETTE deck, CD player & MD recorder operations You can perform these basic operations using the keys described below when connected to KENWOOD cassette deck, CD player or MD recorder equipped with system control operations.
  • Page 48: Other Components' Operations

    2 Press the keys corresponding to the operations you desire. Refer to the following sections for details. These keys can be used to perform the basic operations of KENWOOD and other manufacturers’ components which the setup code for each component had been entered beforehand.
  • Page 49: Main Screen

  • Page 50: 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 51 In case of difficulty Remote control unit Symptom Certain inputs cannot be selected using the remote control. Remote control operation is not possible. Cause • No setup codes registered for the respective input(s). • The remote control is set to a different operation mode.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    Optical ... (–21 dBm ~ –15 dBm), 660 nm ±30 nm 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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