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Kenwood HM-535 Instruction Manual

Kenwood micro hi-fi component system instruction manual: model hm-535
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B60-5240-00 00 MA (K, T, M, X, E2)


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

  • 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 Australia ... AC 240 V only Europe and U.K... AC 230 V only For the United Kingdom Factory fitted moulded mains plug 1.
  • Page 3: Special Features

    Special features Playback capability of CD-R and CD-RW discs. This unit can playback music data recorded in CD-R (Compact Disc Recordable) and CD-RW (Compact Disc Rewritable). However, some CD-R and CD-RW discs may not be playable on the CD player depending on the recording characteristics of the recording equipment (including the pick-up), properties of the CD-R or CD-RW in use, its recording condition and so on.
  • Page 4: Accessories

    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: Table Of Contents

    Searching for a desired program type (PTY search) ... 24 Recording on TAPE ... 26 As an ENERGY STAR ® Partner, Kenwood Corporation has deter- mined that this products meets the ENERGY STAR ® guidelines for energy efficiency. This product can save energy.
  • Page 6: System Connection

    System connection Connection of the System Accessories This figure shows the method of connection between the main unit and provided 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.
  • Page 7 Malfunction of microcomputer If operation is not possible or erroneous display appears even though all connections have been made properly, reset the microcomputer by referring to "In case of difficulty". t ANTENNA DIGITAL OPTICAL FRONT SPEAKERS (6-16 ) How to connect speaker cords to the main unit FM indoor antenna The supplied antenna is for temporary indoor use only.
  • Page 8: Connection Of Other Accessories

    Connection of Other Accessories CAUTION Note on Connection Connect the components as shown in the dia- gram. Only plug the power cord into a power outlet once connections are completed. * DIGITAL OUT jack (OPTICAL) The DIGITAL OUT jack (OPTICAL) outputs the CD signal.
  • Page 9: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators Display The displays given in this manual are approximations only. They may differ from what actually appears on the display. TAPE EQ. indicator CD-related indicators MUTE indicator, APS indicator Tuner-related indicators/Numeric information display Timer-related indicators Character information display AUTO POWER SAVE function When the unit is ON and the unit is left for 30 minutes with CD or TAPE not operating, the unit is switched off automatically by this function.
  • Page 10: Main Unit

    Main unit Cassette holder To load or eject a cassette tape, press the area marked ) push open on the cassette holder to open it. repeat key Press for setting repeated playback. sound key Press to select EX. BASS or LOUD sound effect. Remote sensor This window receives signals from the remote control unit.
  • Page 11 rec key Press to start tape recording. Pressing this key during recording initiates record-pause after leaving a no- sound blank of about 4 seconds. O.T.E. key Press to start recording CD onto a tape with one-touch operation. Pressing this key during CD playback records only the track being played onto tape.
  • Page 12: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Operation of remote control unit The keys on the remote control unit with the same names as on the main unit have the same function as the keys on the main unit. POWER SLEEP CLEAR TAPE TUNER / BAND AUTO/MONO STOP 7 ¢...
  • Page 13 RANDOM key (CD) Press for setting playback of tracks in a random order. VOLUME keys Press to adjust the volume. Numeric keys Used to select a CD track number or recall a preset station of the tuner. ÷ PTY ÷ TIME DISPLAY key (For Europe and U.K.) Used at the time of program type detection.
  • Page 14: Basic Use Method

    Basic use method The system is switched ON or STANDBY Enhancement of bass Muting the sound temporarily Example: To select the CD input The volume The volume decreases increases Tone adjustment 1. Set the key to ON. Pressing the key when the unit is ON turns it off (Standby mode of power).
  • Page 15 Listening through headphone Insert the headphone plug into the headphone jack. ÷ Headphone with a stereo mini plug can be con- nected. ÷ The sound from all speakers are cut off. Muting the sound temporarily Remote control unit only MUTE ÷...
  • Page 16: Playback Of Cd

    Playback of CD When a disc is placed into the CD player in advance, the unit will be switched on automatically by pressing the CD 6 key, and playback will start. Start playback/ To pause playback Playback from desired track To stop playback Skipping tracks...
  • Page 17 Start playback/ To pause playback ÷ Each press pauses and plays the CD alternately. To stop playback AUTO/MONO STOP 7 Playback from desired track Remote control unit only Select the desired track No. Press the numeric keys as shown below... To select track No.
  • Page 18: Playback Of Tape

    Playback of TAPE If you load a tape in the cassette deck in advance while the power is off, pressing the TAPE 2 3 key will turns the power on automatically and starts the tape playback. Selection of TAPE equalizer (TAPE EQ.) Start playback To stop playback To wind tape...
  • Page 19 To wind tape at high speed To fast wind in To fast wind in direction | direction \ TUNING ÷ Press the STOP 7 key to stop fast winding. ÷ The same operation is also available with the 4 and ¢ keys on the main unit. Selection of TAPE equalizer (TAPE EQ.) When playing a tape prerecorded with Noise Re- duction system (such as the DOLBY NR) ON, be...
  • Page 20: Receiving Broadcast Station

    Receiving broadcast station When the TUNER/band key is pressed, the unit will automatically be switched on and reception status will be reached. ™ One-by-one presetting (3) Tuning to a non- preset radio ™ station (1) One-by-one preset- ™ ting (2,4) Tuning to a non-preset radio station...
  • Page 21: Collective Presetting Of Stations

    Collective presetting of stations AUTO MEMORY ... For U.K. and Europe AUTO PRESET ... For other countries Main unit only Select the tuner input. Select "AUTO MEMORY ?" (or "AUTO PRESET ?"). Channel space setting (Except for U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Europe and Australia) The space between radio channels has been set to the one that prevails in the area to which the system is shipped.
  • Page 22: Tuning To A Non-Preset Radio Station (Auto Tuning, Manual Tuning)

    Tuning to a non-preset radio station Select the tuning mode according to the radio wave receiving condition. When the receiving condition is good: AUTO mode When it is poor due to weak radio waves: MANUAL mode Select the AUTO or MANUAL mode. AUTO/MONO STOP 7 Tune a station.
  • Page 23: Rds (Radio Data System)

    RDS (Radio Data System) RDS is a system which transmits useful information (digital data) for FM broadcasts together with the broadcast signal. Tuners and receivers designed for RDS reception can extract the information from the broadcast signal for use with various functions such as automatic display of the station name. This unit is equipped with the following functions utilizing RDS data : PTY (Program Type Identification) Search :¢...
  • Page 24: Searching For A Desired Program Type (Pty Search)

    Searching for a desired program type By specifying the type of program (genre) you want to listen to, the tuner automatically searches for a station which is currently broadcasting a program of the specified type. However, if a station is not preset by auto memory, "NO DATA" will flash instead of the program (genre) type and PTY search is not available.
  • Page 25 Start the search. ÷ ÷ TIME DISPLAY ÷ No sound is heard while "PTY" is blinking. ÷ If a program of the desired type cannot be found, "NO PROG" is displayed, then after several seconds the display returns to the original display. ÷...
  • Page 26: Recording On Tape

    Recording on TAPE The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on High (Type ) and Metal (Type ) tapes. Stop the recording Stop the recording Start recording/ Pause the recording 1.
  • Page 27: Start Recording

    Select an input source other than "TAPE" Example: To select the CD input Pause the recording Lights ÷ Press the rec key during recording. It pause after leaving a non-recorded blank of 4 seconds. (Press the key again to resume recording.) 3.
  • Page 28 Points in CD recording When recording CD tracks onto a tape, if you leave the cassette deck in record-pause mode be- forehand, the cassette deck recording can be started when the CD starts to be played. Put the CD player in pause mode. Select the track to be recorded with the skip (4, ¢) keys.
  • Page 29: Various Cd Playback Features

    Various CD playback features Listening to the desired sequence Use the following procedure to program desired tracks in a desired order. (up to 32 tracks) Select the CD input. Select "PGM" mode. Press in stop mode Select track numbers in the order you want to play them. Select the track.
  • Page 30 To add a track to an existing program Select the track number to be added with the numeric keys. Press in stop mode Press the SET key. To clear a programed track Press in stop mode CLEAR To clear the entire program Press in stop mode The program mode is canceled when the unit is turned off or the programed disc is ejected.
  • Page 31: Repeated Playback

    Repeated playback You can repeatedly listen to a favorite track or disc. Select the CD input. Setup for repeating a single track Confirm that the "PGM" indicator is not lit. Play the track to be repeated. Select " 1". REPEAT Setup for repeating all tracks in a disc Confirm that the "PGM"...
  • Page 32: Playing Tracks In A Random Order (Random Playback)

    Setup for repeating selected tracks Program the track sequence according to steps 1 to 2 of "Listening to the desired sequence (program playback)". ª Select " ". REPEAT Start playback. Playing tracks in a random order As the titles each time are selected randomly, the music can be enjoyed without getting tired of it. Select the CD input.
  • Page 33: Convenient Recording Methods

    Convenient recording methods This unit provides the following recording features in addition to normal recording. Select the appropriate method according to the purpose of recording. The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on High (Type ) and Metal (Type ) tapes.
  • Page 34: One-Touch Edit Recording (Cd = Tape)

    One-touch edit recording Records all tracks in a CD with a simple operation. (All-track recording) Records a single CD track being played from the beginning. (Single-track recording) The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on High (Type ) and Metal (Type ) tapes.
  • Page 35: Program Recording (Cd = Tape)

    Program recording (CD = TAPE) Desired CD tracks can be programed in the desired sequence and recorded onto a tape. The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on High (Type ) and Metal (Type ) tapes.
  • Page 36: Listening To An Aux Input Source

    Listening to an AUX input source Select AUX (external input). Play the connected equipment. Adjust the volume. Adjusting the AUX Input Level This adjusts the input level for the external equipment (video deck etc.) connected to the AUX input termi- nal.
  • Page 37: Clock Adjustment

    Clock adjustment As the clock is not only used to show the time of the day but also used in timer operations, be sure to set the clock in advance. Activate the Clock adjustment mode. Select " TIME ADJUST ?" (Press the set/demo key while the "?"...
  • Page 38: Timer Operation

    Timer operation Sleep timer (SLEEP) The unit is turned OFF automatically after the specified period has elapsed. Timer playback, timer recording (PROG 1, PROG 2) Playback of the selected input source or recording of the TUNER or AUX input starts at the specified time. AI timer playback (PROG 1, PROG 2) When timer playback starts, the volume level increases gradually until the set volume level is reached.
  • Page 39: Setting The Timer Program (Prog. Timer)

    Setting the timer program In each of PROG 1 and PROG 2, the timer data including the operating period and played contents can be program and set to be activated or deactivated. Adjust the clock before setting the timer Connect the related equipment under reference to "System connection" Make preparations for the play (recording).
  • Page 40 Select the program timer ON/OFF. Select "ON ?" or "OFF ?" Set it. Select ONETIME or EVERYDAY execution of the programed timer. Select "ONETIME" or "EVERYDAY" Set it. Set the ON time then the OFF time. Adjust the time. The time is returned Set it.
  • Page 41 Make the desired reservation. For timer playback or AI timer playback Select the mode. (1) Select "PLAY" or "AI PLAY". 1 "PLAY" (Timer play) 2 "REC" 3 "AI PLAY" (Timer play with gradually increasing volume) (2) Set it. Adjust the volume level ÷...
  • Page 42 Select the broadcast station (only when TUNER is selected above). (1) Select the preset station No. (2) Set it. ÷ When the timer setting is completed by pressing the set/demo key, "COMPLETE" is displayed. To check or modify the reservation contents, restart the timer reservation from the beginning. Put the unit in standby mode.
  • Page 43: Important Items

    Important Items Maintenance Cleaning the head section Cotton swab Capstan Head Pinch roller Tape guides 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.
  • Page 44 Disc handling precautions Handling Hold the disc so that you do not touch the playing surface. Label side Playing side Sticker Do not attach paper or tape to either the playing side or the label side of the disc. Sticky paste Cleaning If there are fingerprint marks or foreign matter found on the disc, lightly wipe the...
  • Page 45: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty What seems to be a malfunction is not always so. Before calling for service, check the following table according to the symptom of your trouble. Operation to reset The microcomputer may fall into malfunction (impossi- bility to operate, erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while unit is ON or due to an external factor.
  • Page 46 CD player section Symptom A CD is placed in the player but it cannot be played. Sound is not produced. Sound skips. Cassette deck section Symptom Sound cannot be produced by pressing the play key. No operation occurs even when an operation key is pressed.
  • Page 47 Displayed messages and actions to be taken against them Displayed Message ÷ An attempt is made to select a 33rd track during programing of CD. PGM FULL ÷ An attempt is made to start random playback in the program mode. Exit from the PGM MODE program mode before random playback.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Maximum input level ... 50 W Dimensions ... W : 150 mm (5-7/8”) Weight (net) ... 2.3 kg (5.5 lb) (1 piece) KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous ad- vancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice.

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