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COMPONENT SYSTEM/COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM
XD-980MD

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

KENWOOD CORPORATION
COMPACT
DIGITAL AUDIO
B60-3000-00 SI
(T)
AP
98/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 97/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    COMPONENT SYSTEM/COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM XD-980MD INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION COMPACT DIGITAL AUDIO B60-3000-00 SI 98/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 97/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1...
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    There is no danger of hazardous radiation outside the unit. Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. The marking of products using lasers (Except for some areas) CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Timer programming ... 70 Knowledge section Important Items ... 73 Maintenance ... 73 Reference ... 73 MD system ... 74 Digital recording and SCMS ... 75 In case of difficulty ... 76 Specifications ... 80 Before applying power XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 4: Special Features

    : A timer with easy setting, which operates only once. Sleep timer : Useful when you want to go asleep while listening to music. Loop antenna (1) Remote control unit (1) Before applying power XD-980MD (En) ˇ „ Ø AM loop antenna stand (1) Batteries (R6/AA) (2)
  • Page 5: Handling Of Discs

    Return the tab to the original position when you want to record signals on the disc. Disc back side Slide open. (Recording disabled) Before applying power XD-980MD (En) Write protect tab Slide close. (Recording enabled)
  • Page 6: System Connection

    (8~16 ) SURROUND FRONT SPEAKERS (6~16 ) OUTPUT INPUT POWER cord TO WALL AC OUTLET SURROUND SPEAKERS (8~16 ) SURROUND FRONT SPEAKERS (6~16 ) Speaker cord Connect correctly + to + and - to -. Before applying power XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 7: Fm Indoor Antenna

    Top panel : 50 cm, Rear panel : 10 cm, Left and right panel : 10 cm Front View Before applying power System connection XD-980MD (En) Notes Notes 1. Be sure to insert all connection cords securely. If their connections are imper- fect, the sound may not produced or noise may interfere.
  • Page 8: Connection Of Options (Optional Parts)

    (rear) speakers are connected to obtain a better sound quality. When the switch is set to OFF, no sound will come from the surround (rear) speakers. SURROUND SPEAKERS (8~16 ) SURROUND FRONT SPEAKERS (6~16 ) SURROUND switch SUPER WOOFER PRE OUT Before applying power System connection XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 9: Fm Outdoor Antenna

    4. Insert the plug straight into the connec- tor unit it locks. 5. While pushing the two sides of connec- tor in, pull it straight out. Before applying power System connection XD-980MD (En) termi-...
  • Page 10: Controls And Indicators

    ROTARY CD PLAYER Controls and indicators ROCK MULTI CONTROL /VOLUME DISP. ENTER MODE PHONES DEMO TUNING AUTO INPUT TITLE INPUT QUICK ¡ MOVE OPEN/CLOSE ¢ DISC SKIP COMPACT DIGITAL AUDIO XD-980MD (En) & ∞ § ¶ • ª ‹ › fi...
  • Page 11: Md Recorder Section

    Play/pause (6) key (CD) Stop (7) key (CD) Skip (4, ¢) keys (CD) Controls and indicators XD-980MD (En) ¶„ˇØ : This switches the function of the MULTI CONTROL/VOLUME knob. The items which can be selected differ according to the status at that time.
  • Page 12: Display

    With CD operation, MD operation, etc., the indicator lights according to the operation status. 7 Spectrum analyzer display 8 Track number display The presently played CD track number is displayed. Controls and indicators REPEAT CLASSIC RANDOM DISC ALL ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING INDICATOR XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 13 REMAIN 8 SEARCH indication 9 DIGITAL indication 0 MANUAL indication ! Pause indication @ Playback indication # Character information, time display section $ Peak level indicator Controls and indicators TITLE SEARCH DIGITAL MANUAL ( dB) 30 10 5 XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 14: Remote Control Unit

    : This is used for repeated playback. (Common keys for CD and MD function for CD or MD according to the input selection.) This is used to suppress the sound temporarily. Controls and indicators XD-980MD (En) ™ £ (¢ ‚...
  • Page 15: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    In such a case, change the installation position to avoid malfunction. 2 Insert batteries. Insert two R6 (“AA”-size) batteries following the polarity indications. Model: RC-H9R Infrared ray system Controls and indicators XD-980MD (En) 3 Close the cover. Remote sensor Operating range (approx.)
  • Page 16: Let's Put Out Some Sound

    ¢ For listening to tapes, read the section “Tape playback” in the operation manual of the cas- sette deck (option). Quick turning produces a larger change amount. (Dynamic rotary volume control function) The display shows a reference value. XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 17 ON/OFF from the re- mote control unit. Let's put out some sound PHONES MULTI CONTROL /VOLUME (EX. BASS) BASS C D ) 1 1 5 ) E R s A V E O N . SAVE XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 18: Playback Of Cd

    TIME DISP. ¢ DISC SKIP DISC DISC COMPACT DIGITAL AUDIO To stop playback Skipping tracks To pause playback Disc played first when the 6 key is pressed. Let's put out some sound XD-980MD (En) The label side must be on top.
  • Page 19 ... Normal playback 1 2 3 : Elapsed time of track being played : Remaining time of track being played TOTAL 2 3 4 5 : Elapsed time of entire disc TOTAL : Remaining time on entire disc XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 20: Playback Of Mini Disc

    If the “PGM” indicator is lit, press the P.MODE key of the remote control unit to not lit. If a track NO. which does not exist on the disc is selected while “READING” is blinking, the last track on the disc will be played. XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 21: Skipping Tracks

    (record) time of a disc recorded in the monaural mode is twice (max. 148 minutes) that of a disc recorded in the stereo ´ˇ mode. Let's put out some sound XD-980MD (En) To skip forward...
  • Page 22 TITLE SEARCH C H O N M 0 0 2 Track played first SINGLE 0 0 2 0 : 1 5 XD-980MD (En) ( dB) 30 10 5 30 10 5 ( dB) 30 10 5 ( dB) ( dB)
  • Page 23 When no track name (track title) and no disc name (disc title) has been recorded, “-- -- -- -- -- --” or “NO TITLE” is displayed. Let's put out some sound XD-980MD (En) SINGLE 1 : 2 3 ( dB)
  • Page 24: Receiving Broadcast Station

    Every time the key is pressed, the preset stations are switched over as follows. Press ¢ for the order of 1=2=3 ... 38=39=40=1... Press 4 for the order of 40=39=38 ... 3=2=1=40... Let's put out some sound XD-980MD (En) ROCK MULTI CONTROL /VOLUME DISP.
  • Page 25: Collective Presetting Of Stations

    If several stations are preset under the same number, the previous memory is replaced with the latest memory contents. Each press alternates the mode. AUTO 1 “AUTO” lit (Auto tuning) 2 “AUTO” not lit (Manual tuning) XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING...
  • Page 26: Let's Record

    • For recording from the cassette deck (option), please read “Listening to tapes” in the accessory operation manual. REMAIN 6 1 : 3 7 • XD-980MD (En) REMAIN 6 1 : 3 7 “MANUAL” goes off DIGITAL MANUAL ( dB)
  • Page 27: Start Recording

    Do not apply vibra- tion or shock to the unit while this message is displayed. Let's put out some sound Let's recording XD-980MD (En) : The minidisc is full. \ Erase unrequired tracks. : The write protect tab is open.
  • Page 28 The CD will pause at the beginning of the selected disc (track). ¶REC : MANUAL mode Not lit with “AUTO”, lit with “MANUAL”. SINGLE 0 : 0 0 0 0 1 Let's record XD-980MD (En) MANUAL 30 10 5 ( dB)
  • Page 29: Playback Of Cd

    When the 4 key is pressed once during playback, the play position returns to the beginning of the current track being played. Playback of CD XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK ) ) ) MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 30 Each time the key is pressed, the last track in the program is cleared. The track being played cannot be changed. BASS C D ) 1 ) ) ) Playback of CD XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING CLASSIC...
  • Page 31: Repeated Playback

    4 Repeat OFF To stop repeated playback Press the REPEAT key again. The “ALL REPEAT” indicator goes off and the playback following the current mode of the CD player starts. Playback of CD XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING...
  • Page 32 C D ) 4 ) ) ) Press the REPEAT key again. The “REPEAT” indicator goes off and the playback following the current mode of the CD player starts. Playback of CD XD-980MD (En) Lights REPEAT CLAS ROCK CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 33: Listening To An Unexpected Title Sequence (Random Playback)

    To cancel random playback Press so that the “RANDOM” indicator goes off. RANDOM The “RANDOM” indicator goes off and the playback in order of the tracks starts from the track being played. Playback of CD XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. CLASSIC...
  • Page 34: Playback Of Md

    Tracks will be played in the order they are programmed. When the 4 or ¢ key is pressed during playback, tracks will be skipped in the direction of the pressed key. CHARACTER SPACE DELETE Playback of MD XD-980MD (En) 30 10 5 ( dB) 30 10 5 ( dB)
  • Page 35 The entire program is cleared. Playback of MD P - 0 3 0 1 2 30 10 5 0 0 9 P - 1 3 30 10 5 (P-14 has been deleted.) XD-980MD (En) DIGITAL MANUAL ( dB) ( dB)
  • Page 36: Repeated Playback

    “PGM”goes off, “REPEAT” light. REPEAT 0 0 1 0 : 0 0 Press the REPEAT key again. The “REPEAT” indication goes out and program playback is executed. Playback of MD XD-980MD (En) ( dB) 30 10 5 ( dB) 30 10 5...
  • Page 37: Radio Data System)

    - - F M 1 ) 2 5 ) BASS TUNED STEREO ROCK NEWS INFO. AUTO BASS TUNED STEREO ROCK NEWS INFO. AUTO BASS TUNED STEREO ROCK NEWS INFO. AUTO R.D.S. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC MANUAL VOL. RUNNING INDICATOR CLASSIC MANUAL VOL. CLASSIC MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 38: Searching For A Desired Program Type (Pty Search)

    LEISURE Jazz music JAZZ Country music COUNTRY National music NATION M Oldies music OLDIES Folk music FOLK M Documentary DOCUMENT Alarm test TEST Alarm ALARM *M.O.R. Music (Middle of the Road Music) R.D.S. XD-980MD (En) ¢ CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 39 If a program of the desired type is found, that program is received and the program type name display changes temporarily to the frequency display, and then to the station name display. R.D.S. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 40: To Be Able To Listen To The Desired Information At Any Time

    When “EON” does not light although an RDS station is re- ceived, that station is not transmitting EON data. Please select a different station. When TA is desired, select a station where the “TP” display lights. R.D.S. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING...
  • Page 41 When the “TP” indicator is lit, this indicates that the sta- tion or another station in the same network is broadcast- ing traffic information. Even without an EON reservation, traffic information can be heard from the station when “TP” indicator is lit for the presently received station. R.D.S. XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 42: Convenient Recording Methods

    What is to be recorded from where? TAPE Are all tracks of the MD to be recorded? Are only the first tracks of several CDs to be recorded? Select and record the desired tracks. Program recording, several CDs One-touch edit, all tracks XD-980MD (En) BEST HITS...
  • Page 43 (CD = TAPE only) (Fade edit recording) Side A The tune interrupted in the middle at the end of tape side B is simply faded out. Side B Convenient Recording Methods XD-980MD (En) Volume increases Volume decreases gradually. gradually. Fade-out...
  • Page 44: One-Touch Recording Of One Cd, Md (One-Touch Edit Recording Of All Tracks)

    Please use a different recording method if this is to be avoided. CD = TAPE Recording and playback will be stopped. XD-980MD (En) DISC SELECTOR DISC DISC TAPE...
  • Page 45: When A Desired Track Is Found, Only That Track Is Recorded (One-Touch Edit Recording Of One Track)

    To record another track ... repeat the steps 2 and 3. MD = TAPE Recording and playback will be stopped. Convenient Recording Methods XD-980MD (En) CD = TAPE 1 Load a tape. 2 Select the tape transport direction. (2 or 3) 3 Select “p”.
  • Page 46: Producing A Md Collecting Only The First Titles (Best Hits Function)

    The two already recorded discs can be ex- changed. BEST HITS Recording ends at the end of the track presently being recorded. Recording and playback are also stopped when the 7 key of the CD player is pressed. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING CLASSIC...
  • Page 47: Producing A Tape Collecting Only The First Titles (Best Hits Function)

    Recording and playback are also stopped when the 7 key of the CD player is pressed. Convenient Recording Methods (BEST HITS Function) BASS ROCK ) ) ) BASS INTRO ROCK 1 5 ) XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC MANUAL VOL. RUNNING CLASSIC MANUAL VOL. RUNNING INDICATOR...
  • Page 48: Recording Of One Cd Or Several Cds (Cd = Md)

    C D ) 2 ) ) 3 The MD recording is paused while the CD is exchanged in the tray. Tracks programmed in excess of the MD recording time will be cut off. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. CLASSIC...
  • Page 49: Recording Of One Cd Or Several Cds (Cd = Tape)

    The REPEAT key is not effective. Lights BASS ) ) 3 The tape recording is paused while the CD is exchanged in the tray. Tracks programmed in excess of the tape recording time will be cut off. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 50: Change Of The Track Sequence According To The Tape Length (Cd = Tape Only) (Time Edit Recording)

    C D C C R s The recording level will be adjusted automatically in approx. 60 seconds (variable depending on CD contents), after which recording starts. The tape and CD stop automatically when recording has com- pleted. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. CLASSIC...
  • Page 51 When the P.MODE key or the P.CLEAR key is pressed at the time of time editing, the entire editing contents are deleted. Convenient Recording Methods Disc number of the track in the program sequence BASS ROCK XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 52: Fade-Out/Fade-In At The Tape Reversal (Cd = Tape Only)

    The recording level will be adjusted automatically in approx. 60 seconds (variable depending on CD contents), after which recording starts. The CD tracks are recorded in the order they are recorded on the Automatic stop is executed when the recording ends. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 53: Md Edit Functions

    K E N W O O D N I D I S C M I N I D I S C E C O R D E R M I N I D I S R E C O R D E R XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 54: Assigning A Title To A Disc Or Track

    D I S C S T O R E TITLE K E N D I S C The title scrolls. MD Edit Functions XD-980MD (En) ( dB) 30 10 5 TITLE - - - - - TITLE L O A D...
  • Page 55: Changing Or Deleting A Title

    The playback (3) key can also be used to erase characters. TITLE D I S C S T O R TITLE D I S C K E N The title scrolls. XD-980MD (En) ( dB) 30 10 5 ( dB) 30 10 5 ( dB) 30 10 5...
  • Page 56: Moving Several Tracks At A Time (Quick Move)

    You can suspend track reordering by pressing the eject (0) key or the ON/STANDBY key while “COMPLETE” is flashing. MD Edit Functions XD-980MD (En) 30 10 5 0 2 0 30 10 5...
  • Page 57: Moving A Single Track (Track Move)

    Do not apply vibration or shock to the unit while this message is displayed. MD Edit Functions XD-980MD (En) (Moving a single track) (Combining tracks) (Erasing of all tracks)
  • Page 58: Dividing A Track (Track Divide)

    There is no blank space left between the two tracks. When the track to be split has a title, the two tracks will have the same title. MD Edit Functions XD-980MD (En) 30 10 5 ( dB) ( dB) 30 10 5...
  • Page 59: Combining Two Tracks (Track Combine)

    Track No. and title of the second track are cleared. 0 0 3 0 0 2 + 30 10 5 C O M P L E T E 30 10 5 XD-980MD (En) ( dB) ( dB) Track No. is adjusted. ( dB) ( dB)
  • Page 60: All Erase

    Editing is aborted if no operation has been performed for 8 seconds. ENTER C O M P L E T E B L A N K All tracks on a disc are erased (together with the disc title). XD-980MD (En) D I S...
  • Page 61 If it is required to erase only the first or second half of a track, only one TRACK DIVIDE operation is enough. Part to be erased The space left after erasing is filled by sub- sequent tracks which move along. TRACK ERASE XD-980MD (En) Execute TRACK DIVIDE twice. Track No. is adjusted.
  • Page 62: Effective Sound Field And Sound Quality Adjustment

    Adjustment is possible over the range from -12 to +3. When the input level is adjusted, the recording level from the external equipment connected to the AUX input termi- nal also changes. “Recording on MD” XD-980MD (En) • CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL.
  • Page 63: Listening With The Desired Sound (Equalizer Function)

    EQ. key of the remote control. During recording, equalizer ON/OFF and equalizer mode switch- ing can not be done. Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment XD-980MD (En) The display for the selected mode lights. EQ. ON CLASSIC...
  • Page 64: Creation And Memorizing Of An Equalizer Pattern

    M A N U A L 1 Set level Set item EQ. ON L O W + 8 The individual frequency bands can be adjusted in the range from -8 to +8. XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING INDICATOR...
  • Page 65: Enjoying Sound Field Effects

    L E V E L + 1 ) Adjustment is possible in the range from -10 to +10. Please set as desired according to the titles being played back etc. Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL RUNNING...
  • Page 66: Enjoying Karaoke

    MIN. MAX. MIC MIX. MIC2 To increase MIN. MAX. microphone MIC MIX. volume Effective Sound Field and Sound Quality Adjustment Set the MIC MIX. control knob to the fully counterclockwise position when the microphone is not used. XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 67 A Karaoke MD can be created by recording the performance while the MIC MIX. control is in the fully counterclockwise position. (Analog recording only) The HIT MASTER function is cancelled when an equalizer effect is applied. XD-980MD (En) EQ. ON CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL...
  • Page 68: Clock Adjustment

    To adjust correct time, press the ENTER key at the same moment as a time announcement. The time display flashes when a power failure has occurred or when the power plug has been pulled and inserted again. In such a case, set the clock again. Timer operation XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 69: Timer Operation

    90=80=70...30=20=10=Cancel=90=80... BASS s L E E P To cancel Turn the unit OFF or press the SLEEP key until the sleep time is cancelled. Timer operation XD-980MD (En) O.T.T. A M 7 ) ) ON time display Lights ECHO CLASSIC...
  • Page 70: Timer Programming

    A M 1 ) ) ) The selected program No. lights. If a program No. under which a timer program has already been reserved, it is replaced by the new timer program. Timer operation XD-980MD (En) For recording Make prepa- rations for re- cording.
  • Page 71 2 Select the input source. (1)Select the preset station No. MULTI CONTROL /VOLUME « ENTER (2)Enter it. 3 Select the recording equipment. (1)Select. MULTI CONTROL /VOLUME 1 MD 2 AUX (optional cassette « deck only) ENTER (2)Enter it. XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 72 The reserved contents will be displayed for 3 seconds per item. After this, the previous display content appears again. The reservation contents are held in memory. Also prepare the disc or MD and adjust the listening volume. Timer operation XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 73: Important Items

    A m p l i f i e r / C D N O D I S C Tuner section MD Recorder Section 3. Wait a few seconds and turn the unit OFF. In case of difficulty XD-980MD (En) CLASSIC ROCK MANUAL VOL. RUNNING INDICATOR...
  • Page 74: Md System

    Even when the read- out from disc is inter- rupted momentarily due to vibration or shock, the repro- duced sound from the memory will not be interrupted. In case of difficulty Important Items XD-980MD (En) Mini Disc Digital memory Reproduced sound Reproduced sound...
  • Page 75: Digital Recording And Scms

    In case of difficulty Copy using digital input Copy using digital input Digital copy can- not be repeated. Copy using analog input Copy using analog input Copy using digital input Copy using Copy using analog input digital input Important Items XD-980MD (En)
  • Page 76: In Case Of Difficulty

    The frequency of the preset station is not tunable. The preset memory has been cleared be- cause the power cord has been unplugged for a long period. In case of difficulty XD-980MD (En) RESET ∞ Remedy Connect properly referring to “System con- nections”.
  • Page 77 An external noise is induced. The MULTI CONTROL/VOLUME knob or the MIC MIX. knob has been moved during analog recording. Switching is operated too quickly. In case of difficulty XD-980MD (En) Cause Remedy Connect the cords in accordance with “System connections”. Load a disc.
  • Page 78 Once the informa- tion has disappeared, it can not be recovered. After recording or editing, always remove the minidisc to record the recording or editing information. In case of difficulty XD-980MD (En) Action Load a disc. § Switch to analog recording.
  • Page 79: Cd Player Section

    There is no CD or MD set in the component to be played. In case of difficulty XD-980MD (En) Remedy Place the disc properly, with the label side facing upward. Place the disc properly.
  • Page 80: Specifications

    Recording method ... Field modulation overwrite method Playing rotation ... Approx. 400 rpm ~ 900 rpm (CLV) Wow & flutter ... Less than unmeasurable limit KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed Notes Notes without notice.