Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows..AC 110-120 / 220-240 V switchable AC voltage selection The AC voltage selector switches on the rear panel are set to the voltage that prevails in the area to which the unit is shipped.
Special features This unit can play back CD-DA (CD, CD-R), VIDEO CD and MP3 file. Playback capability of CD-R discs This unit can play back music data recorded in CD-R (Compact Disc Recordable) as well as audio CD (CD-DA). However, some CD-R discs may not be playable on this CD player. Also note that a CD-R disc which has not been finalized cannot be played back.
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.
Contents Caution : Read the pages marked Preparation section Before applying power ...2 Safety precautions ... 2 Special features ... 3 System connection ...6 Connection of the System Accessories ... 6 Connection of Other Accessories (Commercially Available Parts) ... 8 Controls and indicators ...9 Display ...
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.
Malfunction of microcomputer If operation is not possible or erroneous display appears even though all connections have been made properly, reset the microcomputer refer- ring to "In case of difficulty". E ANTENNA FRONT SPEAKERS (6-16 ) How to connect speaker cords to the main unit FM indoor antenna The accessory antenna is for temporary indoor use only.
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 OPTICAL jack The DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL jack outputs the CD sig- nal.
Controls and indicators Display The displays given in this manual are approximations only. They may differ from what actually appears on the display. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tape-related indicators CD-DA (CD, CD-R), VIDEO CD and MP3 file -related indicators Numeric information display/tuner- related indicators...
Main unit standby / timer & 0 CD key Press to open or close the disc tray. Remote sensor Display panel volume/multi control knob Normally, this is used for volume adjustment. 4 and ¢ keys CD-DA, VIDEO CD and MP3 file : Used to skip tracks.
set/demo key Press to set or enter an item selected with the vol- ume/multi control knob. This key is also used for switching demonstration on/ off. Cassette holder To load or eject a cassette tape, press the area marked 0 push open on the cassette holder to open it. menu key Press to switch the function of the volume/multi control knob to the menu select mode.
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. TIMER TAPE TUNER BAND O.T.E. TAPE EQ. TUNING P.
SOUND key Used for switching the EX.BASS play and LOUDNESS play. TONE key This is used to adjust the tone. TIME key Press to switch the time information displayed during CD-DA and VIDEO CD (with PBC OFF) playback. REPEAT key This is used for repeated playback.
Before playing a disc Discs which can be played with this unit This unit can play CD-DA (8cm, 12cm), VCD, finalized CD-R, disc media of MP3 files on which have been finalized or containing a closed session, and the audio part of CD-G/CD-EG (CD graphics) discs and CDV discs.
Switching AUTO/PAL/NTSC The TV screen display and disc signal formats can be classified roughly into two types (NTSC, PAL) depend- ing on the countries and regions. Therefore, it is nec- essary to set the NTSC/PAL switch of this unit accord- ing to the TV format (country or region) and disc.
Basic use method The system is switched ON and STANDBY Muting the sound temporarily Bass and treble compensation Example: To select the CD input The volume The volume decreases increases volume / multi control Bass and treble compensation Tone adjustment Listening through headphones 1.
Listening through headphones Insert the headphone plug into the headphone jack. ÷ Headphones with a stereo mini plug can be con- nected. ÷ The sounds from all speakers are cut off. Muting the sound temporarily Remote control unit only MUTE ÷...
Playback of CD-DA (CD, CD-R), MP3 file and the audio of VIDEO CD This section describes you how to play CD-DA and the audio of VIDEO CD from the first track and MP3 file of the order in which it was written. For details on VIDEO CD menu playback, see "Playback of VIDEO CD".
Start playback/ To pause playback SELECT ÷ Each press pauses and plays the CD alternately. To fast forward and backward Remote control unit only TUNING Backward search ÷ When the 1 or ¡ key is pressed during CD playback or in pause mode, search begins. There are four search speeds.
Notes on playback of CD-R This unit cannot play back the following types of CD-R discs. ÷ This unit cannot play back a CD-R which has not been finalized. ÷ This unit cannot play other data than audio signal data, such as data signal in a CD-ROM. When a disc containing various data, for example a CD Graphic or CD-TEXT is loaded in the unit, the unit cannot play other data than the audio signal data.
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 turns power on automatically and starts the tape playback. Selection of TAPE equalizer (TAPE EQ.) To stop playback Start playback To wind tape...
To stop playback STOP RETURN Selection of reverse mode Main unit only 1 Select "TAPE RVS. ?". menu volume / multi control (Press the set/demo key while the "?" mark is blinking) 2 Select. 1 " " : (ONE-WAY) Only one side is played back (recorded), and then the tape stops.
Receiving broadcast station Up to 30 radio stations can be preset in memory. When the TUNER FM/AM key is pressed, the unit will automatically be switched on and reception status will be reached. One-by-one preset- Tuning a non-preset ting (2,4) ∞ radio station (2) ∞...
Collective presetting of stations (Auto preset) Main unit only Receive a broadcast. TUNER FM/AM Select "AUTO PRESET". menu volume / multi control Channel space setting The space between radio channels has been set to the one that prevails in the area to which the system is shipped. However, if the current channel space setting does not match the setting in the area where the system is to be used, for instance when you move from area 1 or area 2 shown in the following table or vice versa, proper reception of AM/ FM broadcasts cannot be expected.
Tuning a non-preset radio station Remote control unit only 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 1 Select the AUTO or MANUAL mode. AUTO/ / MONO ÷...
Recording on TAPE The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes. Stop the recording push open TAPE Stop the recording Start recording/ Pause the recording 1.
menu volume / multi control set / demo Select an input source other than "TAPE" Example: To select the CD input TAPE rec Pause the recording TAPE rec ÷ Press the TAPE rec key during recording. It stops after leaving a non-recorded blank of 4 seconds. (Press the key again to resume recording.) Stop the recording stop...
Various CD (CD-DA, VIDEO CD and MP3 file) playback features Symbols CD-DA VIDEO CD MP3 file Listening to the desired sequence Use the following procedure to program desired tracks in a desired order. (up to 32 tracks) A non-finalized CD-R cannot be played back. Select the CD input.
To clear the entire program Press in stop mode AUTO/ / MONO The program mode is cancelled when the unit is turned off or the programmed disc is ejected. The set program is cleared entirely at this time. Note Note Various CD playback features Goes off C D - D A...
Repeated playback You can repeatedly listen to a favorite track or disc. A non-finalized CD-R and MP3 files cannot be played back. Select the CD input. Setup for repeating a single track Confirm that the "PGM" indicator is not lit. AUTO/ / MONO Play the track to be repeated.
Setup for repeating selected tracks Program the track sequence according to steps 1 to 2 of "Listening to the desired se- quence (program playback)". • Select "REPEAT". REPEAT Start playback. SELECT Playing tracks in a random order As the titles each time are selected randomly, the music can be enjoyed without getting tired of it. A non-finalized CD-R cannot be played back.
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 ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes.
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 ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes.
Program recording Desired CD tracks can be programmed in the desired sequence and recorded onto a tape. The tape deck of the unit can record signals only on Normal (Type ) and High (Type ) tapes. It cannot record on Metal (Type ) tapes.
Playback of MP3 file (selecting MP3 file playback) Selects the files to be played back directly regardless of the order in which it was written. To play back files in the order they were recorded, see "Playback of CD-DA (CD, CD-R), MP3 file and the audio of VIDEO CD".
Playback of VIDEO CD Playing back a VIDEO CD using the menu With a disc incorporating PBC, a menu is displayed on the TV screen so that you can select the desired tracks to be played with simple interactive operations. Before operating, set the NTSC/PAL switch of this unit according to the TV format (country or region) and disc.
RETURN Operation key and display examples for VIDEO CD playback Software jacket indication KENWOOD operation key ÷ The jacket indications depend on the software and may differ from the above examples. When the menu has a hierarchical structure When items are selected on the menu display during playback of a VIDEO CD (with PBC), another menu with more detailed choices may be displayed.
Slow-motion playback To play a VIDEO CD in slow motion, press the SLOW key during playback. SLOW Each press of the SLOW key changes the speed. 1 Slow 1 = 2 Slow 2 = 3 Slow 3 ÷ No sound is obtained during slow-motion playback. ÷...
Time search function To jump to a specific location of the track being played, specify the time of that location. ÷ Stop VIDEO CD menu playback if in progress. ÷ Cancel "PGM" in advance. 1 Play the desired track and press the TIME SEARCH key.
Using the Digest functions INTRO SCAN Plays the first ten seconds of each track of a CD-DA or VIDEO CD in turn. DISC SCAN (disc digest) The first images of nine tracks of a VIDEO CD are displayed as 9 mini screens at a time on the TV screen. TRACK SCAN (track digest) A single track of a VIDEO CD is divided into 9 parts and the first image of each part is displayed as one of 9 mini screens.
Select the desired track number. In INTRO SCAN Pressing the numeric key for the de- sired track resumes normal playback mode, and playback of the selected track begins. In DISC SCAN Pressing the numeric key for the de- sired track number displayed on the screen resumes normal playback mode, and playback of the selected track be- gins.
Listening to an AUX input source Select AUX (external input). Play the connected equipment. Adjust the volume. volume / multi control Adjusting the AUX Input Level This adjusts the input level for the external equipment (video deck etc.) connected to the AUX input termi- nal.
Clock adjustment As the clock is not only used to show the time of the day but is also used in timer operations, be sure to set the clock in advance. Activate the clock adjustment mode. Press and hold for more than 2 sec, when the power is ON.
Timer operation Sleep timer (SLEEP) The unit is turned OFF automatically after the specified period has elapsed. Operate easy To use Timer (O.T.T.) y Playback of the selected input source starts at the specified time, and the unit is switched off after one hour. This timer operates only once directly after setting.
Setting the O.T.T. timer Timer playback which occurs only once and only for an hour can be programmed by simply setting the start time. The timer playback reproduces the source selected at the last time the unit is turned off at the last set volume.
Set the time at which you want to start playback or reception (On time). Adjust the time. The time is returned volume / multi control Set it. set / demo To check or modify the reservation contents, restart the timer reservation from the beginning. Reserve the timer operation.
Setting an everyday timer program In each of PROG.1 and PROG.2, the timer data including the operating period and played contents can be set and selected to be activated or not as required. The PROG. timer is not possible with VIDEO CD and MP3 files. A non-finalized CD-R cannot be played back.
Set the ON time then the OFF time. Adjust the time. The time is returned volume / multi control Set it. set / demo Make the desired reservation. For timer playback or AI timer playback Select the mode. (1) Select "PLAY" or "AI PLAY". 1 "PLAY"...
Select the broadcast station (only when TUNER is selected above). (1) Select the preset station No. set / demo (2) Set it. ÷ When the timer setting is completed by pressing the set/demo key, "COMPLETE !" is displayed. ÷ When "PLAY" is selected, the timer playback will start at the volume setting used at the moment the unit is set to the Standby mode.
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.
Disc handling precautions Handling Hold the discs so that you do not touch the playing surface. Do not attach paper or tape to either the playing side or the label side of the discs. Cleaning If there fingerprint marks or foreign matter found on the disc, lightly wipe the disc with a soft cotton cloth (or similar)
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 (impossibil- ity to operate, erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while unit is ON or due to an external factor.
Tuner section Symptom Radio stations cannot be received. Noise interferes. A station has been preset but it cannot be re- ceived by pressing the P.CALL key. CD player section Symptom A CD is placed in the player but it cannot be played.
Cassette deck section Symptom Sound cannot be produced by pressing the play key. No operation occurs even when an operation key is pressed. The cassette holder cannot be opened by pressing "0 push open". Sound is harsh or high frequencies are not re- produced.
Model Important Items KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous ad- vancements in development. For this reason speci- fications may be changed without notice. ÷ Sufficient performance may not be exhibited at extremely cold locations (where water freezes).