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Kenwood VR-6070 Instruction Manual

Audio video surround receiver
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VR - 7060


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.
B60-5346-00 00 MA
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER VR - 7060 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 Units are 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

    If any acccessories 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 4: Preparing The Remote Control

    Infrared ray system reduces air pollution and lowers utility bills. TAR ® Partner, As an NERGY Kenwood Corporation has determined that NERGY STAR ® this product meets the guidelines for energy efficiency.This product can save energy. Saving energy...
  • Page 5: Special Features

    Before applying the power Special features True home theater sound This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your video software. Select a surround mode according to your equipment or the software you are going to play and enjoy! Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital EX The DOLBY DIGITAL mode lets you enjoy full digital surround from...
  • Page 6: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts Main unit Speaker MUTE indicators indicator SL S Speaker selection indicators Input channel indicators Output channel indicators POWER STANDBY ON/STANDBY A SPEAKERS B LOUDNESS SPEAKER EQ ACTIVE EQ DVD/6CH CD/DVD ULL DIGITA E C O D I N PHONES VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2...
  • Page 7: Remote Control Unit

    Names and functions of parts Remote control unit This remote control unit can be use not only for Kenwood products but also for other non-Kenwood products by setting the appropriate manufacturer’s setup codes. 1 Source keys (MD/TAPE, CD/DVD, DVD/6CH, TUNER, VID1, VID2, VID3, AV AUX, PHONO) When press and hold for more than 3 seconds, they are used to select the registered components.
  • Page 8: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system Make connections as shown in the following pages. When connecting the related system components, be sure to 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 9: Connecting The Terminals

    Setting up the system 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 10: Connecting Audio Components

    Setting up the system Connecting audio components SYSTEM CONTROL & jacks REC OUT PLAY IN PHONO CD/DVD MD/TAPE CD or DVD player To AC wall outlet Cassette deck or MD recorder Moving coil (MC) cartridge record player cannot be used directly from the receiver unit.
  • Page 11: Connecting Video Components

    Setting up the system Connecting video components S Video jacks S VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO Video IN/OUT Video inputs and outputs (Yellow RCA pin cords) A video component with digital audio outputs should be connected to the VIDEO 2 or VIDEO 3 jacks. S VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO...
  • Page 12: Digital Connections

    (sold separately) 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 13: Connecting Video Components (Component Video)

    Setting up the system 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. VIDEO When connecting the TV to the COMPONENT jacks, be sure to connect all the other components to the COMPONENT jacks. COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT CR IN...
  • Page 14: Connecting A Dvd Player (6-Channel Input)

    Setting up the system 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 VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO OUT (Yellow RCA pin cord) MONITOR VIDEO...
  • Page 15: Connecting The Speakers

    Setting up the system Connecting the speakers Powered subwoofer SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK PRE OUT Surround Power amplifier Back Surround Speakers (Be sure to connect both surround speakers) Right Left SURROUND GRAY BLUE PURPLE WHITE GREEN FRONT A CENTER Left Right Front Speakers A Surround Back/Subwoofer Use this terminal if you wish to...
  • Page 16: Connecting To The Av Aux Jacks

    Setting up the system 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 VIDEO L-AUDIO-R S VIDEO cord VIDEO OUT Camcorder, other VCR, video game or S VIDEO OUT portable MD player...
  • Page 17: Connecting The System Control

    2. Do not connect system control cords to any components other than those specified by KENWOOD. It may cause a malfunction and damage your equipment. 3. Be sure the system control plugs are inserted all the way in to the system control terminals.
  • Page 18: 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. POWER ON/STANDBY SETUP MULTI CONTROL TUNER (Multi %/ fi, @/#) Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing the POWER...
  • Page 19 Preparing for surround sound 8 Use the MULTI CONTROL knob or Multi (%/fi) to select the appropriate surround speaker setting. If you selected “LARGE” as the center speaker setting, 1 SURR LARGE : Large surround speakers are connected to the receiver. 2 SURR NORMAL : Average size surround speakers are connected to the receiver.
  • Page 20: Normal Playback

    Preparing for surround sound 3 Use the ∧ / ∨ keys or @/# keys to select the speakers and the MULTI CONTROL knob or Multi (%/fi) keys to adjust the distance to the front speakers. The speaker indicator to be adjusted blinks. CINEMA EQ.
  • Page 21: Listening To A Source Component

    Normal playback Listening to a source component VOLUME CONTROL Input Selector Use the Input Selector and AV AUX keys to select the source you want to listen to. Selecting a source using each key. 1 “DVD/6CH” 2 “CD/DVD” 3 “PHONO” 4 “TUNER”...
  • Page 22 Normal playback Adjusting the LOUDNESS mode You can adjust the Loudness function which controls the low volume settings to maintain the music's richness. The adjustment can be made when the receiver is in the PCM stereo and analog stereo mode. Press the LOUDNESS key to turn the LOUDNESS setting ON.
  • Page 23: Recording

    Recording Recording audio (analog sources) MD/TAPE Recording a music source 1 Use the Input Selector keys to select the source (other than “MD/ TAPE”) you want to record. 2 Set the MD or TAPE recorder to record. 3 Start playback, then start recording. Recording video 1 Use the Input selector keys to select the video source (other than “VIDEO 1”) you want to record.
  • Page 24: 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 BAND TUNER AUTO TUNER Tune – 1 Tune + ¡ Use the TUNER key to select the tuner. Use the BAND key to select the desired broadcast band.
  • Page 25: Receiving Preset Stations

    Listening to radio broadcasts Receiving preset stations TUNER Numeric keys Press the TUNER key to select tuner as the source. Enter the number of the preset station you want to receive (up to “40”). Press the numeric keys in the following order: For “15”, press 0,0,) For “20”, press...
  • Page 26: 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. Surround modes The below speaker placements are for 5.1 channel surround sound system which are;...
  • Page 27 Ambience effects Dolby Digital The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1 channels of digital surround sound from Dolby Digital program sources (such as Laserdisc or DVD software marked previous Dolby surround, Dolby Digital provides even better sound quality, greater spatial accuracy, and improved dynamic range.
  • Page 28 Ambience effects DSP mode The DSP mode lets you add the atmosphere of a live concert or hall to almost any type of program source. These modes are particularly effective when used with stereo program sources, like CD, television, and FM radio. You might enjoy trying the ARENA, JAZZ CLUB, THEATER, STADIUM or DISCO mode the next time you watch a concert or sporting event! What's DSP?
  • Page 29: Surround Play

    Ambience effects 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 can be used when playing video, DVD, or LD software bearing the mark.
  • Page 30: Dvd 6-Channel Playback

    Ambience effects 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. Connecting a DVD player which can decode the surround signal itself is also acceptable. INPUT MODE DVD/6CH Input Mode...
  • Page 31 Ambience effects 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 heavy sound passage of the Dolby Digital sound track (like scenes with sudden increases in volume) to minimize the difference in volume between the scenes with heavy sound passage and scenes with normlal sound passage.
  • Page 32 Ambience effects CS II Gain adjustment mode (CS II mode only) CS II GAIN allows user to adjust the input gain for the Circle Surround II processing. 1 Press the SOUND key, then press the ∧ / ∨ keys or @/# keys until “CSII GAIN”...
  • Page 33: Basic Remote Control Operations For Other Components

    Find the setup code of the component to be registered. • Refer to the setup code lists to find the setup code for the component to be registered. Example: To register a DVD made by KENWOOD, you would enter “0534”. Input...
  • Page 34: Checking The Codes

    When in Tuner mode, re-assignment is not available. 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. SRC Power Use the source keys to select the component you desire.
  • Page 35: Setup Code Chart

    Fuji 0033, 0035 0035, 0060, 0760 HI-Q 0047 Harman/Kardon 0081 Hitachi 0042 Hughes Network 0042 Systems 0067 Kenwood 0067 Kodak 0035 0035 0043 Magnavox 0035, 0039, 0081, 0563 Marantz 0035, 0081 Matsushita 0035, 0162 Memorex 0035, 0039, 0047, 0048, 0104, 0162,...
  • Page 36 0093 Hitachi 0016, 0056, 0145, 0800 Infinity 0054 Inteq 0017 0054 0000 0053 0180, 0802 0030, 0180 Kenwood 0019, 0030 Kodak 0802 Konka 0632, 0628, 0638, 0703, 0707 0056 0047, 0054, 0154, 0156, 0178, 0747, 0802 Logik 0016 Luxman 0056 Lloyd’s...
  • Page 37 Basic remote control operations for other components Setup code chart Maker Setup Codes Orion 0179, 0236, 0463, 0817 Panasonic 0051, 0250, 0809, 0812, 0815, 0907, 0908 Penney 0019, 0021, 0030, 0047, 0051, 0060, 0156, 0178, 0747, 0802, 0804, 0809, 0814, 1347 Philco 0019, 0030, 0054, 0145, 0463 Philips...
  • Page 38 CD and MD players setup codes Maker Setup Codes Kenwood 0028, 0037, 0190, 0338, 0339, 0340, 0523, 0626, 0677, 0681, 0826, 0858, 0859, 1490 Setup codes for Kenwood components with System Control connection Component Setup Codes 1338 1339 Cassette deck...
  • Page 39: Cassette Deck, Cd Player & Md Recorder Operations

    Basic remote control operations for other components CASSETTE deck, CD player & MD recorder operations You can perform these basic operations using the keys described below when connected to KENWOOD cassette deck, CD player or MD recorder equipped with system control operations.
  • Page 40: Other Components' Operations

    2 Press the keys corresponding to the operations you desire. Refer to the following sections for details. These keys can be used to perform the basic operations of KENWOOD and other manufacturers’ components which the setup code for each component had been entered beforehand.
  • Page 41 Basic remote control operations for other components DSS operation keys TUNER VID1 VID3 AV AUX VID2 TAPE PHONO POWER RCVR SRC Power (Source power) Enter Multi Enter Numeric keys Multi Exit + 10 + 100 TV Mute Last Page (Last channel) Return Last/ AB Exit...
  • Page 42: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty Resetting the Microcomputer 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 microcomputer and return the unit to its normal operating condition.
  • Page 43 In case of difficulty Remote control unit Symptom Certain inputs cannot be selected using the remote control. Remote control operation is not possible. Cause • No setup codes registered for the respective input(s). • The remote control is set to a different operation mode.
  • Page 44: 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).

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