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Kenwood SPECTRUM 350 Setting Up

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Setting up your
Audio System
Spectrum 350


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  • Page 1 Setting up your Kenwood Audio System Spectrum 350...
  • Page 2 Licensing Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Additionally licensed under one or more of the following patents: US numbers 3,632,886; 3,746,792; and 3,959,590; Canadian numbers 1,004,603 and 1,037,877. ‘Dolby’, and the symbol are trade- marks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
  • Page 3: Safety First

    Safety first WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. Safety Symbols We’ve placed these safety symbols on the back of the unit. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the plug to the wide slot in a wall socket, and insert fully.
  • Page 4 Do not use the unit on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surface that may block the ventila- tion openings. This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventila- tion is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety First ........3 Welcome ........6 Unpacking .
  • Page 6: Welcome

    Welcome Setting up your SPECTRUM System isn’t difficult, but getting your system up and running will be even easier if you follow the step-by-step direc- tions in this manual. Unpacking Unpack all of the components care- fully, and examine them for shipping damage.
  • Page 7: Assembling The Rack

    Assembling the rack Hardware list Before assembling your rack check to be sure that you received all of the hardware listed below. Item Description Allen bolt Phillips head screw Allen wrench Hinge insert Magnetic catch Wood dowel (long) Wood dowel (short) Glue Shelf pin...
  • Page 8 Step Hinge insert toward top Kick Panel Step Rack top Step Step faces Optional Mallet Removable shelf (not included) (optional) Step Top of panel should be 1/2" below top edge of rack Black surface of both back panels face toward inside of rack Bottom of panel should be even with bottom shelf...
  • Page 9 Step Glass door (top) Step Top edge of kick panel Step Slide door into hinge (edge of hinge even with edge of glass) Step Edge of hinge even First close the door to see where the magnetic catch with edge of glass contacts it.
  • Page 10: For Your Rack

    Tocabi America 755 Otay Valley Road Chula Vista, CA 91911 (619) 661-6136 SRC-406N contact: Kenwood 1900 Gulf Street Lamar MO 64759 (800) 327-9782 Use the following parts list to identify missing or damaged parts: Item Description Left side panel...
  • Page 11: Placing Your System

    Placing your system Stacking your components in the rack To make sure that they’re properly ventilated and stable, stack them according to the following diagram. If you’re using a turntable, place it on top of the rack. AM-FM STEREO RECEIVER KR-596 AUTO TUNING SYSTEM 30 STATION RANDOM PRESET SPEAKERS...
  • Page 12: Connecting Your Components

    Connecting your components Important: Please wait until you’ve connected all of the cables before plugging any of the components into AC wall outlets and turning them on. Connecting your speakers Connect your speakers first. You’ll have an easier time getting to the connections on the backs of the components before you connect all of the other cables.
  • Page 13: Connecting Your Cd Player, Cassette Deck, And Optional Turntable Or Vcr

    Connecting your CD player, cassette deck, and optional turntable or VCR Use the cables that came with the audio and video components. You can connect any turntable that has a magnetic phono cartridge. TAPE REC PLAY ANTENNA FM75 LOOP ANTENNA FM300 PHONO Turntable (optional)
  • Page 14: Connecting Your Antennas

    Connecting your antennas The quality of your FM/AM recep- tion depends on how well you place your antennas. So please follow the instructions carefully. Connecting the antenna wires to the antenna jacks 1 Unlock lever 2 Insert wire 3 Lock lever Using the AM indoor loop antenna (supplied) Place the antenna as far away as possible from the main system, television, speaker wires and power cords.
  • Page 15: Using An Am Outdoor Antenna (Optional)

    Using an AM outdoor antenna (optional) If you’re using the AM loop antenna, but reception is poor, run a vinyl-coated wire of more than 20 feet outdoors. Do not disconnect the loop antenna. ANTENNA FM75 LOOP ANTENNA FM300 Using an FM outdoor antenna (optional) For the best reception and sound quality, we recommend using an outdoor FM antenna.
  • Page 16: Connecting The System Control Cables

    Connecting the system control cables Connect the system control cables as shown below. Be sure to push the plugs all the way in. Optional Turntable Receiver (KR-596) ANTENNA 5M75 LOOP ANTENNA FM300 PHONO TAPE ADAPTOR VIDEO PLAY Cassette Deck (KX-W595) CD Player (DP-R896) SYSTEM CONTROL...
  • Page 17: Connecting Other Audio Components

    Connecting other audio components You can connect a graphic equalizer or similar component to your SPEC- TRUM System. Remove the shorting plugs from the ‘Adapter’ jacks, and connect the compo- nent to those jacks. TAPE ADAPTOR PLAY KR-596 Receiver (back detail) Equalizer (REAR) VIDEO...
  • Page 18: Plugging In Your Power Cords

    Plugging in your power cords Important: Make sure you follow these instructions carefully when you plug in the power cords. If the connections are wrong, they could cause electrical overload and fire. 1 Plug the power cord of the CD player into one of the accessory outlets on the back of the receiver.
  • Page 19: Turning On The Power

    Turning ON the power If you’ve connected all of the power and system control cables as we’ve shown, you can turn on the power to the entire system from the receiver. Press the power switch on the receiver (or the POWER button on the remote) to turn the entire system ON and OFF.
  • Page 20 CONGRATULATIONS! Your SPECTRUM System is ready to go! Now, look at the ‘Using your Kenwood Spectrum Audio System’ manual to operate your system. Have fun!
  • Page 21: Warranty

    JL-506 Kenwood Limited Warranty Spectrum Systems Kenwood is proud of its audio equipment, and stands behind it. For that reason, we offer you, the owner of a new Kenwood product, the following warranty: Warranty period: One year parts & labor This Kenwood product is warranted for the stated period from the date of the original purchase.
  • Page 22 KENWOOD USA CORPORATION PO Box 22745 Long Beach, California 90801-5745...
  • Page 23 Using your Kenwood Audio System Spectrum 350...
  • Page 24 Contents Welcome Condensation ....... 22 ........5 Before you transport your CD player .
  • Page 25: Welcome

    Special tapes ....... . 32 Listening to tapes ......33 Playing tapes .
  • Page 26: Using The Controls

  • Page 27: Reading The Display

    Reading the display AUTO AUTO indicator STEREO STEREO indicator MEMORY MEMORY indicator MUTING VOLUME indicator BAND indicator FREQUENCY indicator TUNED indicator TUNED MUTING indicator INFORMATION display INPUT SELECTOR indicator L/R BALANCE indicator CHANNEL indicator UPPER (tuner) LOWER (amplifier) SPEAKERS indicator...
  • Page 28: Remote

    The batteries that came with this system are test batteries and may not last as long as alkaline batteries. CASSETTE DECK buttons Note: These buttons only work with a Kenwood cassette deck with system control connections (not included with this system) TAPE A TAPE B...
  • Page 29: The Basic Audio Functions

    The basic audio functions Selecting the input source Selecting from the remote Press the INPUT button until you see the input source You can play audio from as many as 5 different sources, you want on the display. including: TUNER PHONO TAPE VIDEO...
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Bass And Treble

    Adjusting the bass and treble Muting the sound You can increase or decrease the bass or treble to You can quickly turn OFF the sound (when the phone personalize the sound. rings, for example), and turn it ON again without stopping play.
  • Page 31: Using Headphones

    Using headphones You can use headphones to listen to music in private. Important There are a few things to keep in mind when using head- 1 Turn the speakers OFF. phones: 2 Insert the headphone plug into the HEADPHONE Turn the volume down before switching the speakers jack, and then put them on.
  • Page 32: Storing Preset Stations

    Storing preset stations Tuning preset stations You can store up to 30 of your favorite radio stations You can quickly tune to any preset station. in memory. 1 Select the tuner input. 1 Tune in the station you want to preset. 2 Press the number buttons assigned to the station.
  • Page 33: Using The Cd Player

    The front panel controls and display PROGRAM MODE button MULTIPLE COMPACT DISC PLAYER DP-R896 POWER POWER button STANDBY TIME DISPLAY button EDIT MODE button (works with Kenwood computer- controlled cassette decks–not included with this system) CHECK button CLEAR button EDIT MODE P.MODE CHECK...
  • Page 34: Before Using The Cd Player

    Before using the CD player Please read the following instruc- Storing CDs tions carefully to help prevent To protect your CDs, store them in damage to your CD player and your their cases. Don’t leave them in the CDs. player for a long time. Compatible CDs Your CD player plays standard 5”...
  • Page 35: Playing Cds

    Playing CDs From the beginning Playing from the remote 1 Load one or more CDs. Playing from the front panel 1 Load one or more CDs. 2 Press the DISC button until the indicator on the player’s display over the number of the 2 Select the CD using the DISC SELECTOR buttons.
  • Page 36: Playing A Combination Of Tracks

    This makes it easy to record tapes that are compatible with the track-finding function of 5 Press the P.MODE button. The PLAY light flashes, Kenwood cassette decks. However, the PGM and the display shows the selected CD and track and mode also inserts a 4-second space between 2 indicates P—01.
  • Page 37: Playing Cds Over (Repeat Play)

    Playing CDs over (repeat play) You can repeat a single CD, all loaded CDs, or the Repeating programmed tracks contents of a program. You can repeat a programmed combination of tracks (see page 26, ‘Programming Tracks’). If you only Repeating a single CD programmed 1 track, it plays over and over again.
  • Page 38: Using The Cassette Deck

  • Page 39: Before Using The Cassette Deck

    Before using the cassette deck Please read the following instruc- If there is slack in the tape tions carefully to help prevent Insert a pencil into the tape reel damage to your cassette tapes. hole, and wind the excess tape into the cassette case.
  • Page 40: Recording Tapes

    Recording tapes Setting the recording level You can record tapes from any source connected to your system: CDs, other tapes, records (if you’ve connected a record player), the radio, and even the Setting the proper recording level is an important part of audio portion of videotapes or laser discs (if you have making good tapes.
  • Page 41: Maintaining The Cassette Deck

    Kenwood Authorized Service Center. No sound from one of the speakers Check that the balance between the left and right To find a Kenwood Authorized Service Center speakers isn’t set too far to one side. Call 1-800-536-9663, in the continental US, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Page 42: Cd Player

    You can’t receive radio stations Check that the PLAY mode is active (the PLAY indi- Check that the station is tuned in properly. cator light should be ON). Check that the TUNER input is selected. Check that the audio cables are connected properly. Check that the antenna is connected properly.
  • Page 43: Specifications

    Woofer: 10" cone-type Midrange: 3" cone-type Tweeter: 1" dome-type Power handling: 140 watts General Dimensions Width: 12-5/8" Height: 35-7/16" Depth: 9-1/2" Weight (net): 23.1 lbs Because Kenwood follows a policy of continuous product improve- ment, these specifications may be changed without notice.
  • Page 44 KENWOOD USA CORPORATION PO Box 22745 Long Beach, California 90801-5745...

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