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VR-4090/VR-4080
KRF-V7773D
This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above.
Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area.
B60-4487-10 01 CH (K, P, T, M, X, Y) OC 9911

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  • Page 1 VR-4090/VR-4080 KRF-V7773D This instruction manual is used to describe multiple models listed above. ‰ Model availability and features (functions) may differ depending on the country and sales area. B60-4487-10 01 CH (K, P, T, M, X, Y) OC 9911...
  • Page 2 HDCD®: This is a new format of high-resolution recording. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. The VR-4090, VR-4080 and KRF-V7773D are capable of re- “Dolby”, “AC-3”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol producing CDs recorded in the HDCD format with high are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 3: Before Applying Power

    Before Applying Power Read this section carefully to ensure safe operation. VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D is designed for operation *AC voltage selection AC voltage selector switch as follows. The AC voltage selector switch on the rear panel is set to the U.S.A. and Canada ........ AC 120 V only AC 110 ~120V / AC220 ~ 240V voltage that prevails in the area to which the unit is shipped.
  • Page 4 If any accessories are missing, or if the receiver is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If your receiver 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...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    To Connect an MD Recorder What if I Want to Watch TV without Turning To Connect a Primary Tape Deck What if I Have Several Kenwood Components on the Receiver? (System Control Chaining)? ......32 To Connect a Secondary Tape Deck System Control connection allows you to Connecting Your Cable TV or Satellite Tuner ..
  • Page 6 If a device cannot be remote controlled with any code in the list, or to add remote control target functions... RF Remote Control Function (VR-4090/VR-4080 only) ........42 Changing the RF Transmission Frequency Chapter Three : Setting Up on the Receiver ............. 43...
  • Page 7: Chapter One: Connecting Your Devices

    Kenwood USA Web site: www.kenwoodusa.com (for USA and Canada only). To make coaxial digital connections, be sure to use a high- quality digital audio cable, not a standard audio cable.
  • Page 8 Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices The following diagram shows the entire back of the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Channel space/FM de- emphasis switch Note that some component jacks are linked to spe- (only for some cific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a video...
  • Page 9: Noting Your Devices

    Monitor out (TV on Remote Control unit) Video1 Video2 Video3 Video4 (VR-4090 only) Use this table and the diagram on the preceding page to You will need this information later, when you set up your If your digital Choose this jack plan your connections before you make them, or use it to remote control unit (see “Identifying Components For Re-...
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Speakers

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Speakers CENTER FRONT FRONT SURROUND SURROUND POWERED SUBWOOFER RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY...
  • Page 11: To Connect Front Speakers Only

    1. Loosen the speaker wire binding posts. RIGHT SURROUND post. Repeat for the negative plug. 6Ω and 16Ω (VR-4090/VR-4080), between 4Ω and 16Ω 2. Insert the wire from the positive jack on the RIGHT (KRF-V7773D for U.K.) or between 6Ω and 16Ω (KRF- 5.
  • Page 12: What If I Have An Amplifier

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have an Amplifier? FRONT FRONT Power Amp RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL REPEATER S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL IR OUT LCD IR RECEIVER IN VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY...
  • Page 13: Speakers

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have an Amplifier?, continued You can use supplemental power amplifiers for any of the channels instead of the receiver’s built-in amplifiers. Do not plug in the amplifiers or the receiver to AC power until all connections have been made.
  • Page 14: Connecting Your Tv

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your TV RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY SL 16 TEXT VIDEO2 PLAY SURROUND TAPE1 CENTER VIDEO3 PLAY TAPE1 PLAY VIDEO4 CD-R...
  • Page 15: To Connect A Tv

    This section focuses on the connections from your TV to 3. If your TV does not have any video input connections, the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Please refer to your TV’s you must purchase an RF modulator. The modulator will instructions for more detail about its connection jacks and convert the video signal from the receiver to an RF sig- capabilities.
  • Page 16: Connecting Your Cable Tv Or Satellite Tuner

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Cable TV or Satellite Tuner Note that video device jacks are linked to specific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a satellite tuner with a digital cable, you should connect the analog cables to the VIDEO3 video device jacks and the digital cable to the VIDEO3 digital jack.
  • Page 17: To Connect A Cable Tv Tuner Without A Composite (Rca) Video Output

    Out jacks to the receiver’s VIDEO2, VIDEO3, or VIDEO4 4. Go to “Noting Your Devices” on page 3 and note which (VR-4090 only) PLAY IN jacks as shown to the left. jack you used to connect your tuner. In addition, note 3.
  • Page 18: Connecting Your Vcr(S)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your VCR(s) RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S-VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 S-VIDEO OUT PHONO PLAY SL 16 TEXT VIDEO2 PLAY SURROUND TAPE1 CENTER VIDEO3 PLAY...
  • Page 19: To Connect A Primary Vcr

    OUT and PLAY IN jacks as shown to the left. 3. Be sure to connect the VCR Video IN cable to the jack the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Please refer to your 3. Be sure to connect the VCR Video IN cable to the jack labeled REC OUT and the VIDEO OUT cable to the VCR’s instructions for more detail about its connection jacks...
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Primary Cd Player

    TAPE2 WOOFER MONITOR PLAY VIDEO2 PLAY FRONT DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL MONITOR VIDEO3 OR OPTICAL SURROUND CD-R VIDEO4 PLAY CENTER SUBWOOFER OPTICAL COAXIAL DVD/6 CH. INPUT DIGITAL IN OUTPUT SYSTEM CONTROL CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY COMMUNICATION CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY...
  • Page 21: What If I Have A Video Cd-Compatible Cd Player

    3. Connect the system control cable from the changer to refer to your changer’s instructions for more detail about 3. If you are connecting a Kenwood CD Player with system the SYSTEM CONTROL jack as shown to the left. its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 22: Connecting Your Dvd Player

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your DVD Player DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY Remove protective cap SL 16 TEXT before connecting.
  • Page 23: To Connect A Dvd Player

    This section focuses on the connections from your DVD ing. right) outputs, connect them to the receiver’s FRONT player to the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Please refer jacks. 5. Go to “Noting Your Devices” on page 3 and note which to your DVD player’s instructions for more detail about its jacks you used to connect your DVD player.
  • Page 24: Connecting Your Cd-R Recorder

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your CD-R Recorder DIGITAL RECORD IN - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL Remove protective cap RF REMOTE ANTENNA before connecting. SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT FM 75‰ ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO...
  • Page 25: To Connect An Cd-R Recorder

    This section focuses on the connections from your CD-R to the left. recorder to the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Please re- 3. (VR-4090 only:) When the CD-R recorder has digital fer to your CD-R recorder instructions for more detail about jacks, connect digital (coaxial or optical) cables between its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 26: Connecting Your Md Recorder Or Primary Tape Deck

    TAPE2 WOOFER MONITOR PLAY VIDEO2 PLAY FRONT MONITOR VIDEO3 SURROUND CD-R VIDEO4 PLAY CENTER SUBWOOFER OPTICAL COAXIAL DVD/6 CH. INPUT DIGITAL IN DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL RECORD IN (ANALOG) PLAY OUT (ANALOG) SYSTEM CONTROL CABLE - KENWOOD ONLY...
  • Page 27: To Connect An Md Recorder

    VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. 3. (VR-4090 only:) When the MD recorder has digital jacks, 3. If you are connecting a Kenwood tape deck with system Please refer to your MD recorder or tape deck’s instructions...
  • Page 28: Connecting Your Secondary Cd Player Or Tape Deck

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Secondary CD Player or Tape Deck RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO PLAY SL 16 TEXT VIDEO2 PLAY SURROUND TAPE1 CENTER VIDEO3...
  • Page 29: To Connect A Secondary Cd Player

    2. Go to “Noting Your Devices” on page 3 and note which or tape deck to the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Please jacks you used to connect your CD player. In addition, Do not connect the system control cable from the sec- refer to your CD player or tape deck’s instructions for more...
  • Page 30: Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (With Ac-3 Rf Output)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (with AC-3 RF Output) DIGITAL OUT - COAXIAL OR OPTICAL AC-3 RF OUT RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO PRE OUT FRONT ANTENNA SYSTEM DIGITAL OUT CONTROL VIDEO1 PHONO...
  • Page 31: To Connect An Ac-3 Rf Output Laser Disc Player

    Set the switch on the front of the DEM-9991D to the type of connection you made. 5. Connect the coaxial digital cable from the demodulator’s DIGITAL OUTPUT COAX. jack to the receiver’s VIDEO3 or VIDEO4 (VR-4090 only) COAXIAL jack.
  • Page 32: Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (Without Ac-3 Rf Output)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting Your Laser Disc Player (without AC-3 RF Output) Note that video device jacks are linked to specific digital jacks. For example, if you connect a laser disc player with a digital cable, you should connect the analog cables to the VIDEO3 video device jacks and the digital cable to the VIDEO3 digital jack.
  • Page 33: To Connect A Pcm Digital Output Laser Disc Player

    4. When the LD player has digital jacks, connect a digital (coaxial or optical) cable between the LD player’s digi- Player: tal jack and the receiver’s VIDEO3 or VIDEO4 (VR-4090 1. Review the information under “Before You Begin” on only) digital jack. (Although the figure shows both the page 1.
  • Page 34: Connecting Your Turntable/Record Player

    Do not plug in the receiver to AC power until you have connected all your devices. This section focuses on the connections from your turntable/ record player to the VR-4090/VR-4080/KRF-V7773D. Please AUDIO OUT refer to your turntable/record player’s instructions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 35: Connecting A Camcorder Or Additional Vcr

    Connecting a Camcorder or Additional VCR This section focuses on the connections from your camcorder or VCR to the front of the VR-4090/VR-4080/ KRF-V7773D. Please refer to your camcorder or VCR’s in- structions for more detail about its connection jacks and capabilities.
  • Page 36: Connecting An External Ir Receiver And Ir Repeaters

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting an External IR Receiver and IR Repeaters (VR-4090 and VR-4080 only) ADAPTOR IR RECEIVER N I T The figure shows an example for the VR-4090 IR OUT IR-9991 IR IN RF REMOTE ANTENNA SIGNAL...
  • Page 37: To Connect A Kenwood Ir-9991 Ir Receiver

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices Connecting an External Infrared Receiver and IR Repeaters (VR-4090 and VR-4080 only), continued Your new audio-video receiver supports the IR-9991 two- To Connect any other IR Receiver: way external infrared (IR) remote transceiver control. The 1.
  • Page 38: What If I Have Several Kenwood Components (System Control Chaining)

    Chapter One : Connecting Your Devices What if I Have Several Kenwood Devices (System Control Chaining)? Connecting system control cords after connecting a KENWOOD audio component system lets you take advantage of conve- nient system control operations. Make sure the units are connected to the correct jacks on the receiver—for example, no device connected to the CD2/...
  • Page 39: Connecting The Antennas

    3. Insert the antenna’s wires into the terminal as shown provides the best reception. above. FM Outdoor Antenna The Remote Control unit for the VR-4090/VR-4080 incor- 4. Close the antenna terminal levers to lock the wires in porates the RF transmission function. To make sure receiv- place.
  • Page 40: Chapter Two: Setting Up The Remote Control Unit

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Chapter Two: Setting Up the Remote Control Unit This Remote Control unit can be set up to remote control This Remote Control unit can remote control the devices This chapter is composed of the following sections. the receiver as well as most of the devices connected to it.
  • Page 41: Basic Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Basic Operation of Remote Control Unit Remote Control unit is a new type of remote control unit If a video device which is connected to an in- Screen menu control operation which receives information from the receiver and display it put is not identified by Remote Control unit, on the LCD screen.
  • Page 42: Setting Up Speakers

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit Setting Up Speakers Before you can begin using the receiver to control your home 2. Press the Setup key (LCD function key 2). 5. When the front (left and right) speaker setting menu (Front) appears, select Front Normal or Large in the entertainment system, you must set up Remote Control unit same way as step 4, then press the Next key.
  • Page 43: Sp Level

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit 8. When the subwoofer re-mixing setting menu (SW Re- SP Level 6. Listen to the test noise level carefully. If the noise level Mix) appears, select On or Off in the same way as step 4. from the center speaker differs from that from the front Now position yourself in the listening position of your AV (If you set the subwoofer to Off in step 4, skip step 8.)
  • Page 44: Sp Distance

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit SP Distance 1. In step 8 of the SP Level setting procedure above, select 3. Press Next and set the distance of the next speaker (C = Measure the distance from each speaker to the seat you most Next (LCD function key 2).
  • Page 45 03.MD This makes Remote Control unit no longer identify the Back Enter • When the device is connected through a KENWOOD device. system control cord, select System. In this case, the • If you select “Delete”, the setup is deleted together remote control signal is sent to the receiver then to with the input name.
  • Page 46: If A Device Cannot Be Remote Controlled With

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit If a device cannot be remote controlled To program new functions in Extend1 to Extend5: Press the Exit key (LCD function key 2) to exit from the operation. with any code in the list, or to add remote 1.
  • Page 47 Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit To change the remote control signal from a Remote Con- 4. On the Remote Control unit of the selected device, press trol unit key (When you select “Nothing” in step 9 on page the key transmitting the desired remote control signal.
  • Page 48: Rf Remote Control Function

    Chapter Two : Setting Up the Remote Control Unit RF Remote Control Function (VR-4090/VR-4080) The Remote Control unit of the VR-4090 and VR-4080 has 2. Change the RF switch setting. the RF remote function in addition to the IR remote func- tion.
  • Page 49: Chapter Three: Setting Up On The Receiver

    ROUND speakers can be set to only either “NOR- Selecting the FRONT speakers: MAL” or “OFF”. 2. (VR-4090/VR-4080) 3 Press the SET UP key to display “FRONT LARGE (or Selecting SW RE-MIX: Press the REMOTE POWER key to turn the receiver ON.
  • Page 50 Chapter Three: Setting Up on the Receiver 2. Adjusting the speaker volumes 3. Selecting the speaker distances Adjust the volume balance between the speakers in the sys- Measure the distance between each speaker and the listen- tem by actually listening to them. See page 37 for details. ing position you frequently use.
  • Page 51: Chapter Four: Warnings And Specifications

    Chapter Four: Warnings and Specifications Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Warnings FCC Compliance Notice Audio-video Receiver, VR-4090 and VR-4080, and Remote FCC WARNING Controller, RC-R0911 This equipment may generate or use radio frequency en- These devices comply with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
  • Page 52 Chapter Four : Warnings and Specifications...
  • Page 53 Coaxial .............. 0.5Vp-p / 75Ω Onput Level / Impedance / Wavelength Optical ......-15dBm~-21dBm, 660nm +30nm Video Section Kenwood follows a policy of continuous advancements in Video Inputs / Outputs development. For this reason, specifications may be changed Video (composite) ..........1Vp-p / 75Ω...
  • Page 54 Numerics coaxial cable Dolby Digital (AC-3) RF Out ......24 DVD player ..........16 200-Disc CD Changer ......15 DVD player Laser Disc player ........26 200-Disc CD Changer DVD player ..........17 connecting ..........16 MD recorder ..........20 connecting ..........
  • Page 55 SL16 200-Disc CD Changer ......15 chained connections ........ 32 connecting ..........12 system control mode ....... 32 identifying for Remote Control unit ..38 speakers video cables connecting ..........4 another VCR ..........29 setting with Remote Control unit ... 36 camcorder ..........
  • Page 56 For your records Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.

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