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AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VRS - 6100
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
KENWOOD CORPORATION
Quick Start Reference
Please read the following pages so that you can enjoy the surround sound at the best
condition.
(These pages give shortcut explanations on how to connect the speaker system to the
receiver, set up the speakers and play a source.)
"Let's play DVD video software" ^&
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.
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  • Page 1 Using the remote control without completely understanding its design and how to switch the operation modes may result in incorrect operations. For the U.S.A. Register Online Register your Kenwood Home Audio product at www.kenwoodusa.com Plus opt in to receive e-mail updates and other offers when you register at our web site.
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ... AC 120 V only Safety precautions WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3: How To Use This Manual

    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 4: Special Features

    You can enjoy a more impressive sound effect when ACTIVE EQ is turned on during Dolby Digital and DTS playback. Remote control › In addition to the basic receiver, the remote control supplied with this receiver can also operate KENWOOD DVD player. Just follow the simple setup procedure.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Before applying the power Contents Caution : Read the pages marked Before applying power ... 2 Safety precautions ... 2 How to use this manual ... 3 Unpacking ... 3 Special features ... 4 Contents ... 5 Names and functions of parts ... 6 Main unit ...
  • Page 6: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts Main unit Input mode indicators CLIP indicator Speaker selection indicators, Input channel indicators (The Input channel indicators lights up to indicate the channels contained in the input signal. The "S" indicator lights when the surround component consists of a single channel.) View when the FRONT AUX jack cover is open.
  • Page 7: Remote Control Unit

    Names and functions of parts 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 presents. 2 LOUDNESS key £...
  • Page 8: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system CAUTION Make sure that the power cord plug is disconnected from the AC wall outlet before proceeding to connections. Also be sure to disconnect the power cord plug from the AC wall outlet before changing connections. For the connections of other system components, see pages 9 to 15.
  • Page 9: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Setting up the system Connecting a DVD player If you have connected a DVD player to the receiver with digital connection, be sure to read the "Input mode settings" section carefully. 8 DIGITAL OUT (AUDIO) (Coaxial cord) ÷ Digital audio connections are required when playing multi-channel signals such as the Dolby Digital and DTS signals. ÷...
  • Page 10: Connecting Video Components, Audio Components

    Setting up the system Connecting video components, audio components Audio components Monitor TV AUDIO LINE IN (Audio cord) AUDIO LINE OUT (Audio cord) VIDEO IN (Yellow RCA pin cords) REC OUT PLAY IN AUDIO LINE (Audio cord) Video deck, Cassette deck or MD recorder AUX IN MONITOR...
  • Page 11: 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 a DVD player to the receiver with digital connection, be sure to read the "Input mode settings" section carefully. 8 DTS disclaimer clause When playing DTS-encoded discs, excessive noise will be exhibited from the analog stereo outputs of the CD or DVD player.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Speakers

    Setting up the system Connecting the speakers CAUTION Make sure that the power cord plug is disconnected from the AC wall outlet before proceeding to speaker cord connections. If the conductor wires on the extremity of speaker cord are untwisted, there is a risk of short-circuiting. Be sure to twist them well before connecting the speaker cord.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Speaker Terminals

    Setting up the system Connecting the speaker terminals 1 Strip coating. 3 Insert the cord. Twist 4 Return the lever. 2 Push 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 14: Pre Out Connections

    Setting up the system PRE OUT connections The receiver has additional PRE OUT jacks. Note that the output from the PRE OUT jacks needs to be connected to an external power amplifier. If you want to connect surround back speakers to these jacks, be always sure to connect two surround back speakers for the left and right.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Antennas

    Setting up the system Connecting the antennas AM loop antenna The supplied loop antenna is for use 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 16: Let's Play Dvd Video Software

    Let’s play DVD video software STEP 1 Connect the speakers and TV to the receiver. For details, see "Setting up the system" 8 ~ $ CAUTION Make sure that the power cord plug is disconnected from the AC wall outlet before proceeding to speaker cord connections. If the conductor wires on the extremity of speaker cord are untwisted, there is a risk of short-circuiting.
  • Page 17 POWER ON/STANDBY INPUT SELECTOR @ / # MULTI CONTROL If you connect KENWOOD speaker system KS-2100HT, KS-708HT or KS-908HT: Press to select the model of the connected speaker system and press "HTB 1": Speaker system KS-2100HT. "HTB 2": Speaker system KS-708HT.
  • Page 18: Preparing For Playback

    ÷ When the setting "HTB 1", "HTB 2" or "HTB 3" is selected, the procedure skips to step 5. ÷ When you use a KENWOOD speaker system and select "HTB 1", "HTB 2" or "HTB 3" set the speaker setup, the audio will be corrected automatically according to the speaker characteristics.
  • Page 19 Preparing for playback 6 Use the MULTI CONTROL button (or the MULTI CONTROL %/fi keys) to select the appropriate front speakers setting. 1 "FRNT LRG": Large front speakers are connected to the receiver. 2 "FRNT NML": Average size front speakers are con- nected to the receiver.
  • Page 20 Preparing for playback Adjust the speaker volume level. From your usual listening position, adjust the volume levels. The volume levels from each speaker should be the same. ÷ In steps 5, indications appear only for the selected channels of the speakers that require adjusting.
  • Page 21 Preparing for playback Adjust the LFE LEVEL (Low Frequency Effects level) Adjust the level of the low-frequency fields effect (LFE) signal, which is the signal used exclusively for giving the field effect of bass tone, in the Dolby Digital or DTS signal. 1 Use the MULTI CONTROL button (or the MULTI %/fi...
  • Page 22: Normal Playback

    Normal playback Some preparatory steps are needed before starting playback. POWER ON/STANDBY INPUT SELECTOR INPUT MODE Input selector keys 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 (or the POWER ).
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Sound

    Normal playback Adjusting the sound MULTI CONTROL PHONES VOLUME CONTROL BASS BOOST MUTE Adjusting the TONE (PCM stereo and analog stereo mode only) 1 Press the RECEIVER key on the remote control unit to set it to the receiver control mode. 2 Press the TONE key to select the TONE mode.
  • Page 24 Normal playback Muting the sound The MUTE key lets you mute the sound of the speakers or headphones. Press the MUTE key. To cancel Press the MUTE key again so that the "MUTE" indicator goes off. ÷ MUTE ON can also be deactivated by turning the VOLUME CONTROL knob or pressing the VOLUME +/–...
  • Page 25: Recording

    Recording Analog sources INPUT SELECTOR 1 Use the INPUT SELECTOR key (or the input selector key) to select the source (other than "VIDEO") you want to record. 2 Put the component connected to the VIDEO jacks to the record-pause mode. 3 Start playback, then start recording.
  • Page 26: 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 INPUT SELECTOR BAND AUTO/MONO MULTI CONTROL TUNING 1/¡ TUNER Use the INPUT SELECTOR key (or the TUNER key) to select the tuner.
  • Page 27: Receiving Preset Stations

    Listening to radio broadcasts Receiving preset stations INPUT SELECTOR Numeric keys TUNER Use the INPUT SELECTOR key (or the TUNER key) to select tune 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 0,0,)
  • Page 28: Ambience Effects

    Front Speakers. However, in order to enjoy the benefit of true 6.1 channel Dolby Digital Surround EX sound, KENWOOD recommends that you connect a full set of speakers. Dolby PRO LOGIC II x/ Dolby PRO LOGIC II...
  • Page 29 Ambience effects DTS-ES The DTS-ES (Digital Theater System-Extended Surround) represents 6.1-channel Discrete Surround format, expanding upon 5.1 surround. DTS-ES format is a 6.1 channel sound system for movie theaters that includes an additional surround center channel matrixed within sur- round left and surround right. It’s compatible on predecessor DTS 5.1 system.
  • Page 30: Surround Play

    Ambience effects Surround play The desired listen mode can be selected according to the input signal. LISTEN MODE Input selector keys Preparations ÷ Turn ON related components. ÷ Complete "Preparing for playback" (speaker settings). * ÷ Use the INPUT SELECTOR key (or Input Selector keys) to select the component you wish to play back with surround sound.
  • Page 31 Ambience effects Listen modes available with analog or PCM playback: Main example of medium: Digital sources including DVD linear PCM and CD. Analog source such as VCR or radio broadcasting. 1 "PL IIx MOVIE": DOLBY PRO LOGIC IIx surround MOVIE mode *1 2 "PL IIx MUSIC": DOLBY PRO LOGIC IIx surround MUSIC mode *1 *2 3 "PL IIx GAME":...
  • Page 32: Convenient Functions

    Convenient functions You can make further adjustments to the sound while listening to playback in the surround mode. MULTI CONTROL @ / # SOUND MULTI CONTROL % / fi Adjusting the SOUND 1 Press the RECEIVER key on the remote control unit to set it to the receiver control mode.
  • Page 33: Midnight Mode

    Convenient functions Center Width mode (Only when the input signal is a 2-channel signal in the DOLBY PRO LOGIC II x MUSIC or DOLBY PRO LOGIC II MUSIC mode) Center width adjustment allows you to enjoy an enhanced sound when listening to music through center image from only center speaker, or left and right speakers or various combinations adjustments.
  • Page 34: Control Components

    DVD player operation keys 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-R7030, DVF-3530, DV-402, DV-5900, DV5700, 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 and DVF-8100.
  • Page 35: Additional 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 microcom- puter and return the unit to its normal operating condition.
  • Page 36 ÷ Connect them properly referring to "Setting up the system" ÷ The remote control has not been set to the operation mode for the KENWOOD DVD player you wish to control. Press the DVD/POWER key for more than 2 seconds to activate the operation mode for the KENWOOD DVD player you want to control before operation.
  • Page 37: Specifications

    Composite (VIDEO, MONITOR OUT) ... 1 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).
  • Page 38 MEMO...
  • Page 40 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.