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Kenwood K-501USB User Manual

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Read Before Use
Read the opposite side for
the "Operating Procedures".
B60-5655-00 00 MA (E,X) BT 0607



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  • Page 1 COMPACT HI-FI COMPONENT SYSTEM K-501USB Read Before Use Read the opposite side for the "Operating Procedures". B60-5655-00 00 MA (E,X) BT 0607...
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. Australia ... AC 240 V only Europe ... AC 230 V only Safety precautions WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3 6. Power Sources – This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the product. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company.
  • Page 4 Information on Disposal of Old Electrical and Electronic Equipment (applicable for EU countries that have adopted separate waste collection systems) Products with the symbol (crossed-out wheeled bin) cannot be disposed as household waste. Old electrical and electronic equipment should be recycled at a facility capable of handling these items and their waste byproducts.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents (For "Read Before Use") To ensure safety, read the items carrying this marking carefully. Before applying power ...2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Accessories/Associated Products ...6 Installation ...7 Connections ...8 Controls, Connectors and Indicators ... 12 Additional Information ... 16 Before Recording ... 19 Folders and Music Files ...
  • Page 6: Accessories/Associated Products

    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 7: Installation

    Installation Install this system as shown below. Installation Method Place the left and right speakers correctly. If they are placed in wrong locations, the left and right audio cannot be reproduced correctly. Place the main unit by leaving a space of at least 1 cm from each speaker.
  • Page 8: Connections

    Connections Connecting the main unit and accessories C o n n e c t e v e r y c o n n e c t i o n c o r d f i r m l y. Incomplete insertion may cause loss of audio output or generation of noise.
  • Page 9: Am Loop Antenna

    Fit into the groove. White line on transparent coating AC Power Cord To AC wall outlet AM loop antenna The provided AM antenna is an indoor antenna. Install it as apart as possible from the main unit, TV set, speaker cords and power cord and orient it in the direction that offers best reception condition.
  • Page 10 In this case, select the “Storage” mode. USB connector Connect a Kenwood digital memory audio player (separately available M1GC7) or other USB mass storage class-compatible digital audio player. * With certain models, it takes a certain period before the connection is recognized.
  • Page 11: Fm Outdoor Antenna

    Memory card slot Inser t a memor y card (separately available). (Refer to page 53 of the “Operating Procedures”.) D.AUDIO OUT (ANALOG) jack Connect a digital audio player with direct encoding capability using a commercially cord with stereo mini plugs. Note that the D.AUDIO OUT jack outputs an analog signal.
  • Page 12: Controls, Connectors And Indicators

    Timer indicator (Refer to page 46 of the “Operating Procedures”.) The indicator lights up when the timer is activated. D.AUDIO indicator The indicator lights when a Kenwood digital audio player is connected through the dedicated cable. Sound setup indicator (Refer to page 18 of the “Operating Procedures”.)
  • Page 13: Main Unit

    MEMORY MULTI CONTOROL PHONE D.AUDIO IN connector (Refer to page 10 of the “Operating Procedures”.) Connect a Kenwood digital audio player using the dedicated cable. Headphones jack (See page 10.) Connect headphones (separately available) equipped with a stereo mini-plug. INPUT SELECTOR key (Refer to pages 9 to 11 of the “Operating Procedures”.)
  • Page 14 When the tuner source is selected, press to select a broadcasting station. D.AUDIO play/pause key Press to start or let pause the playback of the Kenwood digital audio player connected to the D.AUDIO IN connector using the dedicated cable. (Refer to page 10 of the “Operating Procedures”.)
  • Page 15: Loading Batteries In The Remote Control Unit

    TIMER key (Refer to page 46 of the “Operating Procedures”.) Press to activate or deactivate the timer. INTRO SCAN key (Refer to page 16 of the “Operating Procedures”.) Press to start the Intro Scan of all music files or the files in the selected folder.
  • Page 16: Additional Information

    Icon on this system Do not connect a component other than a USB mass storage class- compatible digital audio player to the USB connector. Kenwood will not assume any liabilities for the malfunction, damage or loss of data that may result from connection of other kind of component.
  • Page 17 It is not permitted to connect a USB device through a USB hub. The data saved in the USB device or memory card may be lost depending on the usage conditions. Kenwood will not assume any liabilities for the damage incurred due to loss of saved data.
  • Page 18: Handling Of Cd

    Additional Information Handling of CD Handling precautions Hold a CD taking care not to touch the played surface. Discs playable on the system This system can play back a CD (12 cm, 8 cm), CD-R, CD- RW or the audio part of a CD-EXTRA disc. Notes on CD-R/CD-RW discs If the CD-R or CD-RW disc in use has a printable label surface, the disc may be unable to be taken out of the...
  • Page 19: Before Recording

    Before Recording Recordable and Non-Recordable Sources Recording Destination USB audio player Recording Source USB audio player Memory Card Kenwood digital audio × player connected to D.AUDIO IN × Radio × External component (connected to AUX) : Digital recording possible : Analog recording in normal recording speed only × : Not possible recording : Recording of music from the memory card to the USB audio player has the same effect as moving the music...
  • Page 20: Folders And Music Files

    Folders and Music Files With this system, the music data recorded in a USB audio player or memory card is referred to as a “music file”. The music files are saved in locations called the “folders”. A folder is created every time music files are recorded in the USB audio player or memory card to store the recorded music files in it.
  • Page 21 The recorded music files and folders accommodating them are numbered automatically. These number can later be modified. Numbers assigned to folders: AL_A01…AL_A99… Numbers assigned to music files: TR001.WMA, This system records data in the USB device or memory card using the WMA format.
  • Page 22: How To Use This Volume "Operating Procedures

    Select the music fi le to be recorded. * Playback pauses at the beginning of the selected music fi le. * When the dedicated cable is used, the Kenwood digital audio player can be controlled from the main unit or remote control unit.
  • Page 23: Start Recording

    REC key again to enter record mode. * A message [Don't remove MEMORY CARD] is scrolled. Start playback of the Kenwood digital audio player. * If the dedicated cable is not used for the connection, start playback on the connected Kenwood digital audio player.
  • Page 24: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Preparations Install the system in a proper location. (See page 7.) Check the connections. (See pages 8 to 11.) Prepare the remote control unit. (See page 15.) Adjusting the volume Increases volume Decreases volume Adjust in the range from 0 to 40 (max.). * Turning the knob quickly (on the main unit) or holding a key depressed (on the remote control unit) accelerates the volume variation speed.
  • Page 25: Play Music

    Turn the system ON (OFF). Load a disc. Open the tray. Place a CD on the tray. Close the tray. Play music. * Pressing the play/pause key of the desired audio input source also turns the system ON (One- touch operation function). (See page 13.) * Pressing the power key while the system is ON switches it OFF (standby mode).
  • Page 26: Care And Storage

    Care and Storage Care and storage of main unit Do not place in the following locations. Place exposed to direct sunlight. Place subjected to excessive humidity or dirt. Place exposed to direct heat from heating equipment. Be careful against condensation When the difference in temperatures between the main unit and the environmental air is large, dew may be condensed inside the main unit and may cause...
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Specifications Main unit (RD-K501USB) [Amplifier block] Effective output power during STEREO operation (1 kHz, 10%, T.H.D., at 6 Ω) ...20 W + 20 W (RMS) Total harmonic distortion ...0.025% (1 kHz, 10 W, 6 Ω, 30 kHz LPF) D-BASS (+10) ...+9.0 dB (60 Hz, Vol. 30) Input (Sensitivity/impedance) LINE (AUX) ...
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