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Kenwood VR-509 Instruction Manual

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About the supplied remote control
Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this receiver has several operation
modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other audio/video components. In order to
effectively use the remote control it is important to read the operating instructions and obtain a proper
understanding of the remote control and how to switch its operation modes (etc.).
Using the remote control without completely understanding its design and how to switch the operation modes
may result in incorrect operations.
B60-4955-00 01 MA (K, P)


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER VR-509 INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION About the supplied remote control Compared to standard remote controls, the remote control supplied with this receiver has several operation modes. These modes enable the remote control to control other audio/video components. In order to effectively use the remote control it is important to read the operating instructions and obtain a proper understanding of the remote control and how to switch its operation modes (etc.).
  • Page 2: Before Applying The Power

    Before applying the power This unit is 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 China and Russia ... AC 220 V only Other countries ...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TAR ® Partner, Kenwood Corporation As an NERGY has determined that this product meets the TAR ®...
  • Page 4: How To Use This Manual

    How to use this manual This manual is divided into four sections: Preparations, Operations, Remote Control, and Additional Information. Preparations Shows you how to connect your audio and video components to the receiver and prepare the surround processor. We will guide you to make setting up your system as easy as possible. However, since this receiver works with all of your audio and video components, connecting the system can be fairly complex.
  • Page 5: Names And Functions Of Parts

    CLIP indicator CLIP MUTE RDS EON NEWS MUTE indicator Speaker selection indicators Input channel indicators Output channel indicators AUDIO-VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER VR-509 STANDBY POWER ON/STANDBY A SPEAKERS B PHONES 1 POWER ( ) key Use to switch the power ON/STANDBY.
  • Page 6: Remote Control Unit

    If you connect audio components from KENWOOD and other makers to the MD/ TAPE or CD jacks, you can set the remote control to operate these components by registering the appropriate setup code at the respective input.
  • Page 7: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system Make connections as shown on the following pages. When connecting the related system components, be sure to also refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the components you are connecting. Do not connect the power cord to a wall outlet until all connections are completed.
  • Page 8: Connecting Audio Components

    Connecting audio components SYSTEM CONTROL jacks When you connect the unit and the CD or MD player with the digital connection, you can enjoy a better sound quality. S VIDEO PLAY IN REC OUT PLAY IN PLAY IN PLAY IN MONITOR VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1...
  • Page 9: Connecting Video Components

    Connecting video components VIDEO VIDEO 2 IN MONITOR VIDEO 1 IN VIDEO IN/OUT A video component with digital audio outputs should be connected to the VIDEO2 or VIDEO3 jacks. S Video jacks S-VIDEO PLAY IN REC OUT PLAY IN PLAY IN PLAY IN MONITOR VIDEO 1...
  • Page 10: Digital Connections

    OUT (AUDIO) To connect an LD player with a DIGITAL RF OUT, connect the LD player to the KENWOOD RF digital demodulator (DEM-9991D). Next, connect the DIGITAL OUT jacks of the demodulator to the DIGITAL IN jacks of the receiver.
  • Page 11: Connecting Video Components (Component Video)

    Connecting video components (COMPONENT VIDEO) If you have connected the receiver to a video component with COMPONENT jacks, you can get a better picture quality than by connecting to the S-VIDEO jacks. When connecting the TV to the COMPONENT jacks, be sure to connect all the other components to the COMPONENT jacks. Monitor TV (with component jacks) Y IN Video Recorder, DVD Recorder,...
  • Page 12: Connecting A Dvd Player (6-Channel Input)

    Connecting a DVD player (6-channel input) If you have connected a DVD player to the receiver with digital connection, be sure to read the “Input mode settings” section carefully. VIDEO VIDEO 2 IN MONITOR VIDEO 1 IN VIDEO OUT (Yellow RCA pin cord) To switch the speakers off , turn SPEAKERS A and B OFF or press MUTE key on the remote control unit.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Speakers

  • Page 14: Connecting The Terminals

    Connecting the terminals 1 Strip coating. 2 Loosen. 3 Insert. 4 Secure. 1 Strip coating. 2 Push the lever. 3 Insert the cord. 4 Return the lever. Connection of banana plugs 1 Secure. 2 Insert. • Sound will not be heard if the speaker terminal is not fully secured. •...
  • Page 15: Connecting To The Av Aux Jacks

    Connecting to the AV AUX jacks The AV AUX jacks are convenient for connection of video components such as a camcorder or a video game. S VIDEO AV AUX L – AUDIO – R S VIDEO cord VIDEO OUT Camcorder, other VCR, video game, digital camera, S VIDEO OUT or portable MD player...
  • Page 16: Connecting The System Control

    Lets you synchronize recording with the start of playback when record- ing from CD, MD or analog discs. Registering setup codes for KENWOOD audio components • If you own remote controllable KENWOOD audio components that are SYSTEM CONTROL not compatible with system control, registering the setup code en-...
  • Page 17: Rf Remote Control Function

    RF remote control function The remote control has the RF remote function in addition to the IR remote function. The VR-509 can receive the remote control commands even when they are installed in a position where the IR remote signal can hardly access, for example inside a cabinet.
  • Page 18: How To Use The Display Operation Keys

    The remote control sends an RF (radio wave) signal to the receiver. For equipment other than the receiver, an IR (infrared) signal is sent. For the operation of the RF remote function, see page 18 and 19 of the instruction of the unit.
  • Page 19: Connecting Ir Repeaters

    To Tip To Sleeve Connecting the RF remote antenna The remote control for the VR-509 incorporates the RF transmission function. To make sure receiving the RF remote signal, connect the provided RF remote antenna. 1 Insert the jack of the provided RF remote antenna into the ANTENNA RF REMOTE jack.
  • Page 20: Preparing For Surround Sound

    Preparing for surround sound Speaker settings To enable you to obtain optimum enjoyment from the receiver's listening modes, make sure to complete the speaker settings (subwoofer, front, center, and surround speakers) as described below. MULTI CONTROL SET UP POWER ( Display operation 1 Display operation 2 —...
  • Page 21 Adjust the speaker volume. From your usual listening position, adjust the volume levels. The volume levels from each speaker should be the same. 1 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or 5/∞ keys to adjust the volume of the test tone output from the speaker channel to be adjusted.
  • Page 22: Normal Playback

    Normal playback Preparing for playback Some preparatory steps are needed before starting playback. INPUT MODE POWER ( AUTO/CINEMA EQ. INPUT SELECTOR SPEAKERS A/B Selecting the input mode If you have selected a component connected to the CD/DVD,DVD/6ch VIDEO2, or VIDEO3 jacks, make sure that the input mode setting is correct for the type of audio signal to be used.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound MULTI CONTROL SOURCE DIRECT SOUND SPEAKERS A/B VOLUME CONTROL PHONES 5/∞ VOL. MUTE — — BASS BOOST SOUND F.SHIFT Adjusting the tone You can adjust the sound quality when the receiver is in the PCM stereo and analog stereo mode. 1 Press the SOUND key repeatedly to select the tone mode to be adjusted.
  • Page 24: Recording

    Recording Recording audio (analog sources) MONITOR INPUT SELECTOR Recording a music source 1 Use the INPUT SELECTOR knob to select the source (other than “MD/TAPE”) you want to record. 2 Set the cassette deck or MD recorder to record. 3 Start playback, then start recording. Recording tapes or MD (with MONITOR function) MONITOR = MD/TAPE recording 1 Press the MONITOR key.
  • Page 25: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    Listening to radio broadcasts The receiver can store up to 40 stations in the memory and recall them by one-touch operation. Tuning radio stations MULTI CONTROL INPUT SELECTOR BAND AUTO/CINEMA EQ. MUSIC — — TUNING2/3 BAND AUTO Use the INPUT SELECTOR knob or MUSIC key to select the tuner.
  • Page 26: Receiving Preset Stations In Order

    Receiving preset stations in order MUSIC — — Use the MUSIC key to select the tuner as the source. Use the 4 / ¢ keys to select the desired station. • Each time you press the key, another preset station is received in order.
  • Page 27: Ambience Effects

    Ambience effects This receiver is equipped with listening modes that allow you to enjoy an enhanced sonic ambience with a variety of video sources. In order to obtain the optimum effect from the surround modes, make sure to input the proper speaker settings beforehand.
  • Page 28 Dolby 3 Stereo Dolby 3 Stereo is available for systems that do not have surround speakers. When in the Dolby 3 Stereo mode, the surround information is redirected to the front left and right speakers. This mode is designed for use with Dolby Surround program sources, but can also improve sound field unity for programs that are not Dolby Surround encoded.
  • Page 29: Surround Play

    Surround Play The DTS compatible models can reproduce a CD, DVD, or LD carrying the DTS mark. DOLBY DIGITAL can be used when playing DVD or LD software bearing mark and DOLBY DIGITAL format digital broadcasts (etc.). DOLBY PRO LOGIC and DOLBY 3 STEREO can be used when playing video, DVD, or LD software bearing the SRS Circle Surround enables you to listen to multi channel sound from the stereo source.
  • Page 30: Dvd 6-Channel Playback

    DVD 6-channel playback Using a DVD player or the like equipped with six (5.1) output channels and the receiver, you can enjoy surround sound playback. When you try to play a disc other than Dolby Digital such as DTS CD, no sound is produced or, noise may be heard.
  • Page 31 Midnight mode (Dolby Digital mode only) When watching movies at night you might not be able to raise the volume as loud as normal. Midnight mode compresses the dynamic range of previously specified parts of the Dolby Digital sound track (like scenes with sudden increases in volume) to minimize the difference in volume between the specified and non-specified parts.
  • Page 32 SUBWOOFER adjustment It is easy to adjust the volume of the subwoofer using the remote control. 1 Press the F. SHIFT key, then press the SUB W. key on the remote control so that “SW” is displayed. TI.VOL CLIP MUTE RDS EON NEWS 2 Use the VOLUME keys (VOL.
  • Page 33: Remote Control Operations

    • The selected input does not appears when you select “Delete”. Press the display operation 2 [Enter] key. • The maker selecting display appears. >Kenwood >Admidral Back Enter Press the 5 / ∞ keys to select the maker you want to register.
  • Page 34: Operating Other Components

    Remote control operations Operating other components This operation lets you operate the registered components. KENWOOD audio components with system control turn on and off automatically with the receiver via the system control connections. SHIFT MUSIC, MOVIE, AV POWER I / –...
  • Page 35: Changing (Confirming) The Operation Mode

    Changing (confirming) the operation mode This operation lets you change the remote control operation mode without changing the input selector. You may find this useful when you want to control one component while using another. (For example, if you want to rewind the tape deck while listening to a CD.) SHIFT MUSIC, MOVIE,...
  • Page 36: Executing An Automatic Operation

    Press the MUSIC, MOVIE, or TV key to select the macro location. (MACRO1, 2, and 3 respectively) • You can store up to 3 different macros, one at each key: MUSIC = “MACRO 1”, MOVIE = “MACRO 2”, TV = “MACRO 3” •...
  • Page 37: To Delete The Setup Code

    To delete the setup code Display operation 1 5/∞ Display operation 2 – – During operation, make sure you start the next step within 8 seconds of completing the previous one. If more than 8 seconds elapse between any two steps, press the display operation key so that the display appears.
  • Page 38: Restoring The Original Factory Settings

    5 From the remote control unit of the other source, press the key that you want to store. • The remote code is sent to the remote control unit. • “Complete” appears when finished. Complete >Extend1 • When it takes for more than 5 seconds or the remote control unit does not receive the remote control code well, “Error”...
  • Page 39: Displaying The Cd Text Data

    Displaying the CD TEXT data When you connect a KENWOOD CD player (CD-425M, CD-4700M, CD- 4260M, DPF-J6030), you can display the CD TEXT data in the display of the remote control unit. Display operation 1 5/∞ Display operation 2 –...
  • Page 40: Remote Control Operation Of Other Components

    Remote control operation of other components You can operate other components by pressing keys or using the display. The setup code for each component must be entered beforehand. ‹ When you operate by using the keys 1 Press the MUSIC, MOVIE, or TV key to select the component you want to control.
  • Page 41 Cassette deck operations F.SHIFT + # (Reverse play A) F.SHIFT + ENTER (Reverse play B), REC (Recording) CD player operations $ (Skip down) F.SHIFT + 1 (REPEAT) F.SHIFT + 2 (RANDOM) F.SHIFT + 5 (DISPLAY) SHIFT MACRO MUSIC MOVIE * (Pause A) AV.
  • Page 42 MD recorder operations F.SHIFT + 1 (REPEAT) F.SHIFT + 2 (RANDOM) F.SHIFT + 5 (DISPLAY) TV operations F.SHIFT + 4 (TV SELECT) SHIFT MACRO MUSIC MOVIE * (Pause) AV. POWER SYS. POWER $ (Skip down) # (Play) VOL. VOL. MUTE DIMMER BASS BOOST SOUND...
  • Page 43 VCR operations $ (Rewind) (Channel TITLE/GUIDE REC (Recording) Numeric keys LD player operations $ (Skip down) 1 (Rewind) F.SHIFT + 1 (REPEAT) F.SHIFT + 2 (RANDOM) F.SHIFT + 5 (DISPLAY) SHIFT MACRO MUSIC MOVIE * (Pause) AV. POWER SYS. POWER VOL.
  • Page 44 DVD player operations F.SHIFT + 1 (REPEAT) F.SHIFT + 2 (RANDOM) F.SHIFT + 5 (DISPLAY) DSS receiver operations F.SHIFT + 7 (AUDIO) F.SHIFT + 8 (THEME) F.SHIFT + (+10) (INFO.) SHIFT MACRO MUSIC MOVIE * (Pause) AV. POWER SYS. POWER $ (Skip down) # (Play) (Fast forward)
  • Page 45 Cable tuner operations (Channel CHANNEL GUIDE PAGE DOWN (∞) F.SHIFT + 7 (AUDIO) F.SHIFT + 8 (THEME) F.SHIFT + (+10) (INFO.) Remote control operation of other components SHIFT MACRO MUSIC MOVIE AV POWER SYS. POWER VOL. VOL. VOL. MUTE DIMMER BASS BOOST SUB W.
  • Page 46: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty Resetting the Microcomputer If the microcomputer may malfunction (unit cannot be operated, or shows an erroneous display) if the power cord is unplugged while the power is ON, or due to some other external factor. If this happens, execute the following procedure to reset the micro- computer and return the unit to its normal operating condition.
  • Page 47 Remote control unit Symptom The battery indicator flashes during opera- tion. Subwoofer volume cannot be adjusted. Certain inputs cannot be selected using the remote control. Remote control operation is not possible. Cause • The batteries are nearing exhaustion. • Subwoofer is OFF. •...
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Coaxial ... 0.5 Vp-p / 75 Ω Notes 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. 2. The full performance may not be exhibited in an extremely cold location (under a water-freezing temperature).