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AUDIO VIDEO SURROUND RECEIVER
VRS - 6200

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

KENWOOD CORPORATION
Quick Start Reference
Please read the following pages so that you can enjoy the surround sound at the best
condition.
(These pages give shortcut explanations on how to connect the speaker system to the
receiver, set up the speakers and play a source.)
"Let's play DVD video software" $%
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 KENWOOD
DVD players. 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.
B60-5588-10 01 CS ( K, P, E, X, Y ) KW 0410

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    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 KENWOOD DVD players. 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 Power

    Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ... AC 120 V only 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: How To Use This Manual

    Once you have setup the remote control, you’ll be able to operate both this model and your KENWOOD DVD player using the remote control supplied with this model.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting the SOUND ... 32 Display dimmer adjustment ... 33 Sleep timer ... 33 Basic remote control operations for KENWOOD DVD players ... 34 DVD player operation keys ... 34 In case of difficulty... 35 Specifications (For U.S.A. and Canada) ...
  • Page 5: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts Main unit Input mode indicators CLIP indicator Speaker selection indicators, Input channel indicators (The Input channel indicators lights up to indicate the channels contained in the input signal. The "S" indicator lights when the surround component consists of a single channel.) View when the GAME/FRONT AUX jack cover is open.
  • Page 6: Remote Control Unit

    INPUT MODE key Use to switch between the full auto, digital and analog input. ÷ Some keys can be used for operating KENWOOD DVD players by pressing DVD key beforehand. › SETUP key Use to select the speakers’ settings etc.
  • Page 7: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the system CAUTION Make sure that the power cord plug is disconnected from the AC wall outlet before proceeding to connections. Also be sure to disconnect the power cord plug from the AC wall outlet before changing connections. For the connections of other system components, see pages 8 to 13.
  • Page 8: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Setting up the system Connecting a DVD player If you have connected a DVD player to the receiver with digital connection, be sure to read the "Input mode settings" section carefully. 7 DIGITAL OUT (AUDIO) (Coaxial cord) ÷ Digital audio connections are required when playing multi-channel signals such as the Dolby Digital and DTS signals. ÷...
  • Page 9: Connecting Video Components, Audio Components

    Setting up the system Connecting video components, audio components Audio components AUDIO LINE OUT (Audio cord) VIDEO IN (Yellow RCA pin cord) Monitor TV REC OUT PLAY IN AUDIO LINE AUDIO LINE (Audio cord) (Audio cord) Video deck, Cassette deck or MD recorder Digital connections The digital in jacks can accept DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM signals.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Speakers

    Setting up the system Connecting the speakers CAUTION Make sure that the power cord plug is disconnected from the AC wall outlet before proceeding to speaker cord connections. If the conductor wires on the extremity of speaker cord are untwisted, there is a risk of short-circuiting. Be sure to twist them well before connecting the speaker cord.
  • Page 11: Connecting The Speaker Terminals

    Setting up the system Connecting the speaker terminals 1 Strip coating. 3 Insert the cord. Twist 4 Return the lever. 2 Push the lever. ¶ Never short circuit the + and – speaker cords. ¶ If the left and right speakers are connected inversely or the speaker cords are connected with reversed polarity, the sound will be unnatural with ambiguous acoustic imaging.
  • Page 12: Pre Out Jacks Connections

    Setting up the system PRE OUT jacks connections The receiver has additional PRE OUT jacks. Note that the output from the PRE OUT jacks needs to be connected to an external power amplifier. If you want to connect surround back speakers to these jacks, be always sure to connect two surround back speakers for the left and right.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Antennas

    Setting up the system Connecting the antennas The broadcast reception cannot be made unless the antennas are connected. Connect the antennas correctly as instructed below. AM loop antenna The supplied loop antenna is for use indoors. Place it as far as possible from the receiver, TV set, speaker cords and power cord, and adjust the direction for best reception.
  • Page 14: Let's Play Dvd Video Software

    "SP SETUP" and press the SETUP key. Center Surround Speaker Speakers If you connect KENWOOD speaker system KS-2200HT, KS-3200HT, KS-5200HT, KS-7200HT or KS-8200HT: 1 Press the MULTI CONTROL button to select the model of the connected speaker system, and press the SETUP key.
  • Page 15 Let’s play DVD video software If you use another speaker system want a setup according to it: 1 Press the MULTI CONTROL button to select "CUSTOM" and press the SETUP key to select each of the speaker setup items. 2 Press the MULTI CONTROL button to select the speaker setup item and press the SETUP key.
  • Page 16: Preparing For Playback

    ÷ When the setting "HTB 1", "HTB 2" or "HTB 3" is selected, the procedure skips to step 5. ÷ When you use a KENWOOD speaker system and select "HTB 1", "HTB 2" or "HTB 3" set the speaker setup, the audio will be corrected automatically according to the speaker characteristics.
  • Page 17 Preparing for playback 6 Use the MULTI CONTROL button (or the MULTI CONTROL %/fi keys) to select the appropriate front speakers setting. 1 "FRNT LRG": Large front speakers are connected to the receiver. 2 "FRNT NML": Average size front speakers are connected to the receiver.
  • Page 18 Preparing for playback Adjust the speaker volume level. From your usual listening position, adjust the volume levels. The volume levels from each speaker should be the same. ÷ In steps 5, indications appear only for the selected channels of the speakers that require adjusting.
  • Page 19 Preparing for playback Adjust the LFE LEVEL (Low Frequency Effects level) Adjust the level of the low-frequency fields effect (LFE) signal, which is the signal used exclusively for giving the field effect of bass tone, in the Dolby Digital or DTS signal. 1 Use the MULTI CONTROL button (or the MULTI CONTROL %/fi...
  • Page 20: Normal Playback

    Normal playback Some preparatory steps are needed before starting playback. RECEIVER INPUT MODE ON/STANDBY INPUT MODE Turning on the receiver 1 Turn on the power to the related components. 2 Turn on the power to this receiver by pressing the ON/STANDBY key (or RECEIVER key).
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Sound

    Normal playback Adjusting the sound ACTIVE EQ TONE MULTI CONTROL %/fi VOLUME %/fi MUTE ™ BASS BOOST "LOUDNESS" LOUDNESS indicator MULTI CONTROL @/# PHONES ™ Adjusting the TONE (PCM stereo and analog stereo mode only) 1 Press the TONE key to select the TONE mode. 2 Use the MULTI CONTROL button (or the MULTI CONTROL %/fi...
  • Page 22 Normal playback Muting the sound The MUTE key lets you mute the sound of the speakers or headphones. Press the MUTE key. To cancel Press the MUTE key again so that the "MUTE" indicator goes off. ÷ MUTE ON can also be deactivated by turning the VOLUME CONTROL knob or pressing the VOLUME %/fi...
  • Page 23: Recording

    Recording Analog sources INPUT SELECTOR 1 Use the INPUT SELECTOR key (or the input selector key) to select the source (other than "VIDEO") you want to record. 2 Put the component connected to the VIDEO jacks to the record-pause mode. 3 Start playback, then start recording.
  • 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. Radio stations can be classified into RDS (Radio Data System) stations and other stations. To listen to or store RDS stations in the preset memory see "Using RDS (Radio Data System) (For Europe and Australia)". Tuning (non-RDS) radio stations TUNER MULTI CONTROL %/fi...
  • Page 25: Receiving Preset Stations

    Listening to radio broadcasts Receiving preset stations TUNER Numeric keys Use the INPUT SELECTOR key (or the TUNER key) to select tune 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: Using Rds (Radio Data System)

    Using RDS (Radio Data System) Before using a function utilizing the RDS, be sure to perform the RDS Auto Memory operation by referring to the description in "Presetting RDS stations (RDS AUTO MEMORY)". RDS is a system that transmits useful information (in the form of digital data) for FM broadcasts along with the broadcast signal.
  • Page 27: Tuning By Program Type (Pty Search)

    Using RDS (Radio Data System) (For Europe and Australia) Tuning by Program TYpe (PTY search) This function lets you set the tuner to automatically search for stations which are currently broadcasting the type of program (genre) you want to listen to. Under certain receiving conditions, it may take more than 1 minute to complete the search.
  • Page 28: Ambience Effects

    Front Speakers. However, in order to enjoy the benefit of true 6.1 channel Dolby Digital Surround EX sound, KENWOOD recommends that you connect a full set of speakers. Dolby PRO LOGIC II x/ Dolby PRO LOGIC II...
  • Page 29 Ambience effects DTS-ES The DTS-ES (Digital Theater System-Extended Surround) represents 6.1-channel Discrete Surround format, expanding upon 5.1 surround. DTS-ES format is a 6.1 channel sound system for movie theaters that includes an additional surround center channel matrixed within sur- round left and surround right. It’s compatible on predecessor DTS 5.1 system.
  • Page 30: Surround Play

    Ambience effects Surround play The desired listen mode can be selected according to the input signal. Input selector keys LISTEN MODE "Dolby D" indicator "DTS" indicator Preparations ÷ Turn ON related components. ÷ Complete "Preparing for playback" (speaker settings). ^ ÷...
  • Page 31 Ambience effects Listen modes available with analog or PCM playback: Main example of medium: Digital sources including DVD linear PCM and CD. Analog source such as VCR or radio broadcasting. 1 "PL IIx MOVIE": DOLBY PRO LOGIC IIx surround MOVIE mode *1 2 "PL IIx MUSIC": DOLBY PRO LOGIC IIx surround MUSIC mode *1 *2 3 "PL IIx GAME":...
  • Page 32: Convenient Functions

    Convenient functions You can make further adjustments to the sound while listening to playback in the surround mode. SLEEP ‹ DIMMER ‹ SOUND MULTI CONTROL %/fi SOUND Adjusting the SOUND 1 Press the SOUND key until the desired item appears in the display.
  • Page 33: Display Dimmer Adjustment

    Convenient functions Center Width mode (Only when the input signal is a 2-channel signal in the DOLBY PRO LOGIC II x MUSIC or DOLBY PRO LOGIC II MUSIC mode) Center width adjustment allows you to enjoy an enhanced sound when listening to music through center image from only center speaker, or left and right speakers or various combinations adjustments.
  • Page 34: Kenwood Dvd Players

    Basic remote control operations for KENWOOD DVD players DVD player operation keys The remote control of this unit can control KENWOOD DVD players directly without using the remote control supplied with the DVD player. DV-4900, DV-4070B, DV-2070, DV-203, DVF-9010, DVF-K7010, DVF-5010, DVF-R9030, DVF-R7030, DVF-3530, DV-402, DV-5900, DV5700, DVF-R9050, DVF-J6050, DV-505, DV-503, DV-502, DVF-3550, DVF-3050, DVF-R4050, DVF-605, DV-6050, DVF-R5060, DVF-3060, DVF-3060K, DV-705, DVF-R5070 ,DVF-3070, DVF-3080, DVF-N7080, DVF-8100, DVF-3200 and DVF-3250.
  • Page 35: 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 microcom- puter and return the unit to its normal operating condition.
  • Page 36 ÷ Connect them properly referring to "Setting up the system" ÷ The remote control has not been set to the operation mode for the KENWOOD DVD player you wish to control. Press the DVD key to activate the operation mode for the KENWOOD DVD player you want to control before operation.
  • Page 37: Specifications (For U.s.a. And Canada)

    Weight (Net) ... 7.9 kg (17.4 lb) Notes 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in develop- ment. 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).
  • Page 38: Information Specifications (For Europe And Australia)

    100 W 100 W + 100 W Notes 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in develop- ment. 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).
  • Page 39: Specifications (Except For The U.s.a., Canada, Europe And Australia)

    Weight (Net) ... 7.9 kg (17.4 lb) Notes 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in develop- ment. 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).
  • Page 40 For your records Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.