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DVD COMPACT HIFI SYSTEM
XD-DV95
XD-DV85
XD-DV80
XD-DV75
XD-DV65
XD-DV55
XD-A950DV

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

KENWOOD CORPORATION
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.
COMPACT
DIGITAL VIDEO
DIGITAL AUDIO
B60-5154-18 01 (K/Y/T/M/X)
COMPACT
FOR
XD-DV95
XD-DV85
XD-DV80
XD-A950DV
OC
01/03
FOR
XD-DV75
XD-DV65
XD-DV55

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    DVD COMPACT HIFI SYSTEM XD-DV95 XD-DV85 XD-DV80 XD-DV75 XD-DV65 XD-DV55 XD-A950DV INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION 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. COMPACT...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    Introduction Before applying power Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ... AC 120 V only Europe and U.K..AC 230 V only For the United Kingdom Factory fitted moulded mains plug 1. The mains plug contains a fuse. For replacement, use only a 3-Amp ASTA-approved (BS 1362) fuse.
  • Page 3: Accessories

    LS-N90V XD-DV65 LS-N70V XD-DV55 LS-N50V XD-A950DV LS-N70V CHANNEL SPACE setting The space between radio channels has been set to the one that prevails in the area to which the system is shipped. However, if the current channel space setting does not...
  • Page 4: In Regard To Demonstration

    In regard to demonstration When this unit is switched on for the first time or after the power cable has been disconnected for a long time, it will enter automatically into demonstration mode (only display). During the demonstration, the display changes in sequence but the audio does not change.
  • Page 5: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Please read all of the safety and operating instructions before operating this appliance. Adhere to all warnings on the appliance and in the instruction manual. Follow all the safety and operating instructions. operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
  • Page 6 13.Lightning – For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and power-line surges.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preparation section Introduction ... 2 Before applying power ... 2 Safety precautions ... 2 Accessories ... 3 CHANNEL SPACE setting ... 3 In regard to demonstration ... 4 Special features ... 4 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ... 5 Contents ... 7 Region codes ...
  • Page 8: Region Codes

    Region codes Every player of this model has a certain region code assigned to it based on the country where the player is used. When the player is used to play back DVD discs, it can only play the DVD discs carrying the region codes matching the region code of the player.
  • Page 9: Video Formats

    Video formats The video signals used to display TV pictures and video disc pictures are mainly based on two types of signal formats (PAL, SECAM and NTSC), which are assigned to each coun- try or area as shown on the right. As a result, it is required to select discs according to the video format used with your TV monitor (in your country or area).
  • Page 10: Discs Information

    Discs information Recording systems and types of playable discs The system using this unit does not only play music from CD but can also play the discs listed below to offer you high-quality entertainment of video of movies and live concerts. Playable Disc Logo mark on disc Disc size...
  • Page 11: Handling Of Discs And Tapes

    Handling of discs and tapes Disc handling precautions Handling Hold the discs so that you do not touch the playing surface. Label side Playing side Sticker Do not attach paper or tape to either the playing side or the label side of the discs.
  • Page 12: System Connections

    System Connections Make connections as shown below. When connecting the related system components, refer also to the instruction manuals of the related components. Caution: Do not plug in the power lead until all connections are completed. Caution Be sure to adhere followings. Or proper ventilation will be blocked causing damage or fire hazard.
  • Page 13: Connection Of The Front Speakers

    • If the left and right speakers are connected inversely or if the speaker cords are connected with reversed polarity, the sound becomes unnatural with ambiguous acoustic image positioning. Be sure to connect the speakers and speaker cords correctly. For XD-DV95/XD-DV85/ XD-DV80/XD-A950DV Example of the XD-DV95 ANTENNA COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT VIDEO...
  • Page 14: Connection Of The Surround Speaker System

    Connection of the surround speaker system For XD-DV95/XD-DV85/ XD-DV80/XD-A950DV Surround speaker (right) Use of the speaker stabilizer (only for XD-DV95/XD-DV85/XD-DV80 and XD-A950DV) Please attach this to the rear of the speaker when the center speaker or the surround speaker is not stable. For XD-DV75/XD-DV65/XD-DV55 (Optional)
  • Page 15: Connection Of The Tv Monitor (Optional) And Vcr (Optional)

    This product is compatible with the MacroVision type copy protection. Some discs contain the recording of copy inhibit signals, and the video may be disturbed when the video of such discs is recorded onto a VCR and played back. For XD-DV95/XD-DV85/XD-DV80/ XD-DV75/XD-DV65/XD-A950DV TV monitor Component video...
  • Page 16: Controls And Indicators

    4 PHONES jack 5 MIC jack (only for some areas) MIC LEVEL. control knob (only for some areas) o 6 EX. BASS indicator DOLBY DIGITAL indicator (for XD-DV95/XD-DV85/XD-DV80/XD-A950DV) U PRO LOGIC indicator (for XD-DV95/XD-DV85/XD-DV80/XD-A950DV) U DTS indicator (for XD-DV95/XD-DV85/XD-DV80/XD-A950DV) U...
  • Page 17: Main Unit (2)

    Main unit (2) POWER ON/STANDBY DVD/CD TAPE A PHONES TAPE ) Cassette holder (TAPE A) Press the area marked “PUSH OPEN” to load or eject a tape. ¡ Cassette holder (TAPE B) Press the area marked “PUSH OPEN” to load or eject a tape. ™...
  • Page 18: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Operation of remote control unit POWER DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 KEY CONTROL DVD/CD ECHO HIT MASTER TUNER – BAND TUNING TAPE A ¡ P.CALL STOP TAPE B ¢ ∞ CLEAR RETURN SELECT ENTER S.MENU TOP MENU MENU AUDIO ANGLE SLOW STEP...
  • Page 19: Smart Menu Operation/Clock Adjustment

    SMART MENU operation/Clock adjustment SMART MENU operation When one of the MULTI CONTROL keys (4 keys) is pressed after the SMART MENU key (S.MENU key) has been pressed, various operations can be performed while watching the display. SELECT key Selects an item. ENTER key Confirms the selected contents.
  • Page 20 Select “TIME 24H” or “TIME 12H”, then press the SELECT key. To decrease ¢ To increase ÷ When operating on the remote control unit, Press the 4, ¢ keys to select “TIME 24H” or “TIME 12H”, then press the SELECT key. Enter the figure of hour, then press the SELECT key.
  • Page 21: Let's Put Out Some Sound

    Let's put out some sound In regard to input switching be- tween VIDEO and AUX When the VIDEO/AUX key is pressed, the input is switched to the AUX terminal at the rear of the unit. Each time the VIDEO/AUX key is pressed for more than 2 seconds, the display is switched between VIDEO and AUX.
  • Page 22: Changing The Tone

    ÷ Switching is not possible and does not function when the listening mode is DTS or DOLBY DIGITAL. ( (Only XD-DV95, XD-DV85, XD-DV80, XD-A950DV) ÷ For use of a CUSTOM equalizer effect, the parameters must be set in advance. (...
  • Page 23 To set the CUSTOM EQ. 1 Press the SMART MENU key. MAIN UNIT REMOTE SMART MENU 2 Select “AUDIO OPTION”, then press the SELECT key. MAIN UNIT REMOTE P.CALL ¢ ¢ 3 Select “CUSTOM EQ 1”, then press the SELECT key. MAIN UNIT REMOTE P.CALL...
  • Page 24: Playback Of Discs

    Playback of discs Sequential playback from the first track or chapter Open the tray and place a disc 0OPEN/CLOSE Close the tray 0OPEN/CLOSE Press the DVD/CD ( 6 ) key DVD/CD ÷ Each press pauses and plays the disc alternately. To change the disc of another tray dur- ing playback, do the following.
  • Page 25: Playback From The Desired Track Or Chapter

    Playback from the desired track or chapter Skipping tracks or chapters MAIN UNIT REMOTE To skip backward To skip backward ¢ To skip forward High-speed search in forward and reverse directions Remote control unit only TUNING Step Motion playback Remote control unit only STEP SHIFT Slow motion playback...
  • Page 26: Repeat Play

    Repeat play CD VCD Desired tracks or all discs can be played back repeatedly. ÷ All Disc – Repeat all discs. ÷ 1 Disc– Repeat the disc that is playing. ÷ Title – Repeat the title that is playing. ÷ Chapter – Repeat the chapter that is playing. ÷...
  • Page 27: Random Play

    Random play CD VCD The tracks of the disc are played in random order. 1 During playback or stop mode, press RANDOM on the remote. ANGLE RANDOM The Random Play display appears LED display Each time you press RANDOM on the re- mote, random play would be on and off.
  • Page 28: Program Play (Using The On-Screen Display)(Dvd/Cd/Vcd)

    Program play (Using the On-screen display)(DVD/CD/VCD) Program Edit 1 During stop mode, press the SHIFT key on the remote, then press the DVD PGM key on the remote. SHIFT 2 Select desired disc number, title, chapter or track by Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys or numeric keys.
  • Page 29 Insert chapter or track 1 Press the SHIFT key on the remote, then press the DVD PGM key on the remote. SHIFT 2 Select specific title/chapter or track to insert by Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys or numeric keys. ∞ ∞...
  • Page 30: Mp3 Function

    MP3 function Guidance of MP3 Media that can be played back with this equipment Usable media : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW Usable format : ISO9660 level 1. Files that can be played back : MP3 files Creating media for playing back on this equipment Compressing MP3 Please set up the transfer bit rate setting for the compression software when compressing MP3 files as follow.
  • Page 31: Mp3 On-Screen Display

    MP3 On-screen display When you insert MP3 media, the MP3 On-screen dis- play appears. Playing file name Time elapsed Root icon MY SONG1 HALLOW-1 MEGADETH MADONNA RCY23MNN EXTREME CARMAN-1 ITALY EAGLES ALL CLEAR icon Folder icon Return folder icon LUCKY-1 MADONNA LIKEA-1 LUCKY-1...
  • Page 32: Selecting Mp3 Files Or Folders

    Selecting MP3 files or folders Selects the files to be played back directly. 1 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select the folder, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select the file, then press the ENTER key.
  • Page 33: Mp3 Program Playback

    MP3 program playback You can listen to the desired files of the current MP3 disc in any desired order. Program Edit 1 During stop mode, press the SHIFT key on the remote, then press the DVD PGM key on the remote. SHIFT 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select the file,...
  • Page 34: Using The On-Screen Banner Display

    Using the On-screen banner display The on-screen Banner Display contains many playback features. To see the Banner Display, press OSD key on the remote while a disc is playing. Use the Cursor (Up/Down/Left/Right) keys on the remote to move through the different features in the Banner Display.
  • Page 35: Selecting A Title

    Selecting a Title Some discs contain more than one title. For example, there might be four movies on one disc (each movie might be considered a title). 1 During playback, press the OSD key on the remote. 2 Press the Cursor left/right (2/3) keys until the TITLE icon is high- lighted.
  • Page 36: Changing The Audio Language

    Changing the Audio Language f the disc was created with different language tracks, you can use the Banner Display to temporarily change the DVD player’s Audio setting. Using the on-screen banner display 1 During playback, press the OSD key on the remote. 2 Press the Cursor left/right (2/3) keys until the AUDIO icon is highlighted.
  • Page 37: Changing The Camera Angle

    Changing the Camera angle Some disc contains multiple angles particular scene or sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work. Using the on-screen banner display 1 During playback, press the OSD key on the remote. 2 Press the Cursor left/right (2/3) keys until the ANGLE icon is high- lighted.
  • Page 38: Using Bookmarks

    Using Bookmarks CD VCD The bookmark feature lets you mark a point on the disc that you can go to quickly. You can store up to 9 bookmarks. Create the bookmark 1 During playback, press the OSD key on the remote. 2 Press the Cursor left/right (2/3) keys until the BOOKMARK icon is highlighted.
  • Page 39: Receiving Broadcast Station

    Receiving broadcast station It is also possible to receive them by one-touch operations by storing up to 45 stations in the preset memory. ( Select the TUNER input MAIN UNIT REMOTE TUNER TUNER BAND Select the broadcast band MAIN UNIT REMOTE TUNER TUNER...
  • Page 40: Storing The Broadcast Stations (One-By-One Presetting)

    You can store up to 45 stations in the memory and recall with a single touch of the key. Storing the broadcast stations (one-by-one presetting) Select a station (auto tuning or manual tuning) Press the ENTER key REMOTE ENTER Select the desired preset number REMOTE P.CALL ¢...
  • Page 41: Using Rds Function ( For Europe And U.k. Only)

    RDS is a system which transmits useful information (digital data) for FM broadcasts together with the broadcast signal. Tuners and receivers designed for RDS reception can extract the information from the broadcast signal for use with various functions such as automatic display of the station name.
  • Page 42 PTY function The PTY information is composed of an identification symbol, which helps the FM radio to recognize the program type of each FM station. The 29 PTY modes are shown in the display by pressing the PTY key. Using the PTY search function Select the FM band TUNER BAND...
  • Page 43: Playback Of Tapes

    Playback of tapes This unit can only use tape for the normal position (Type I ). Notes Notes Longer tape than 90 minutes cassette tape: Since longer tape than 90 minutes cassette tape is very thin, the tape could adhere to the pinch roller or be easily cut.
  • Page 44: Normal Recording (Tape B Only)

    Normal Recording (TAPE B only) This unit can only use tape for the normal position (Type I ). To record a DOLBY SURROUND disc, please switch the listening mode to STEREO. Preparation 1 Open the door. Press the area marked PUSH OPEN to load or eject a tape 2 Insert a tape.
  • Page 45: Cd Direct Recording (Tape B Only)

    CD Direct Recording (TAPE B only) This unit can only use tape for the normal position (Type I ). CD Direct recording is not possible for a DOLBY SURROUND disc. Please switch the listening mode to STEREO and perform normal recording. ( With CD Direct recording, an entire CD is recorded and CD and TAPE stop automatically.
  • Page 46: Cd Program Recording (Tape B Only)

    CD Program Recording (TAPE B only) This unit can only use tape for the normal position (Type I ). CD Program recording is not possible for VCD, DVD discs. Preparation See “Preparation” on page 44. Select reverse mode MAIN UNIT REVERSE MODE Select tape transport direction, then press the STOP ( 7 ) key.
  • Page 47: Tape Dubbing

    TAPE DUBBING This unit can only use tape for the normal position (Type I ). Tapes can be copied easily using the tape dubbing function. Preparation Load the tape to be played in TAPE A and the tape to be recorded in TAPE B. Select reverse mode MAIN UNIT REVERSE MODE...
  • Page 48: Menu Playback

    Examples of operation keys and indications used during VCD playback Soft jacket indication Play KENWOOD operation key ÷ Depending on the software, the jacket indication may differ from the above. Playback without using the menu playback function (In case of a P.B.C.-compatible VCD) Press the TOP MENU key on the remote control unit.
  • Page 49: Enjoying Karaoke Singing (Only Xd-Dv75/Xd-Dv65/ Xd-Dv55 For Some Areas)

    Enjoying karaoke singing Software with which this function is avail- able: Start playback Load a disc and Connect a microphone MIC LEVEL 0OPEN/CLOSE Start playback DVD/CD Press the SHIFT key, then adjust the ECHO level Remote control unit only To decrease the ECHO level –...
  • Page 50: Set Up Functions

    Set Up functions Set up menu The initial setup of the player, which has been made at the factory, can be changed to the desired setup. 1 During stop mode, press MENU key on the remote. Current setup menu display appears on the screen.
  • Page 51: Select Audio Language

    Select Audio Language 1 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select Audio on the set up menu display, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ (Audio menu appears.) (Example of the XD-DV95) 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select specific Audio language, then press the ENTER key.
  • Page 52: Select Menu Language

    Select Menu Language 1 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select Menus on the set up menu display, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ (Example of the XD-DV95) 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select specific Menu language, then press the ENTER key.
  • Page 53: Password

    Password Input password 1 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select Password on the set up menu display, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ (Password menu appears.) 2 After select “Set Password”, press the ENTER key. ∞...
  • Page 54: Change Password

    Password (continued) Change password 1 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select Password on the set up menu display, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ (Enter Password menu appears.) 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys or numeric keys on the remote to enter password.
  • Page 55: Tv Aspect

    Password (continued) Clear password 1 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select Password on the set up menu display, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ (Enter Password menu appears.) 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys or numeric keys on the remote to enter password.
  • Page 56: Dynamic Range

    Dynamic Range 1 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select Dynamic Range on the set up menu dis- play, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ (Dynamic Range menu appears.) 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select Dynamic Range mode (on or off), then press the ENTER key.
  • Page 57: Setting Up Surround Mode

    1 STEREO 2 VIRTUAL SURROUND At the time of playback DTS source, you can not chose the SURROUND MODE ( selected by the LISTEN MODE key) (only for XD-DV95, XD-DV85, XD-DV80, XD-A950DV). Note Note At the time of VIDEO/AUX, TUNER or TAPE source, the SURROUND MODE does not operate.
  • Page 58: Speaker Setup

    3 Press the cursor key or cursor select Front Left (or Right) speaker, then press the ENTER key ∞ ∞ (only for XD-DV95, XD-DV85, XD-DV80, XD-A950DV) ¢ (Example of the XD-DV95) (Example of the XD-DV95) ENTER Left Front Speaker up/down (5/∞)
  • Page 59 4 Press the cursor key to select Large or small, then press the ENTER key ∞ ∞ 5 Press the cursor select center speaker, then press the ENTER key ∞ ∞ 6 Press the cursor key to select On or non, then press the ENTER key ∞...
  • Page 60 Delay time setting The ideal listening position for 6-channel surround playback is the point at equal distance from all speakers. By setting the delay time for the center and surround speak- ers, this item realizes the ideal listening position virtually. (The center and surround speakers can be set as if they are laid out on the dotted line circle shown below.) Ideal center speaker position...
  • Page 61 Speaker level setting 1 Press up/down (5/∞) keys or cur- sor left/right (2/3) keys to select “TEST” on the Speaker Setup menu, then press the ENTER key. ∞ ∞ When TEST (test tone) has been se- lected, test noise is put out sequentially from the speakers, starting with the left front speaker.
  • Page 62: Timer Function

    Timer function Sleep timer (SLEEP) : The unit is turned OFF automatically after the speci- fied period has elapsed. Timer playback: At the set ON time, the power is switched on and playback of the source set in advance starts. The power is switched off at the set OFF time.
  • Page 63: Timer Play

    Timer Play 1 Switching the power ON. POWER ON/STANDBY 2 Press the SMART MENU key. SMART MENU 3 Select “CLOCK OPTION”, then press the SELECT key. ¢ 4 Select “TIMER PLAY”, then press the SELECT key. ¢ 5 Select desired timer mode, then press the SELECT key.
  • Page 64: Timer Recording

    9 Select the preset station (only when tuner is selected above), then press the SELECT key ¢ 0 As the timer setting contents will be displayed , press the ENTER key. Timer recording 1 Switching the power ON. 2 Press the SMART MENU key. SMART MENU 3 Select “RECORDING OPTION ”,...
  • Page 65: Auto Power Save Function

    6 Select ON time. ¢ 7 Select OFF time. ¢ 8 Select the input source. ¢ 9 Select the preset station (only when tuner is selected above), then press the SELECT key. ¢ 0 As the timer setting contents will be displayed , press the ENTER key.
  • Page 66: Knowledge

    Knowledge DVD menu language code list Cord No. Language 6565 Afar 6566 Abkhazian 6570 Afrikaans Amharic 6577 6582 Arabic 6583 Assamese Aymara 6588 6590 Azerbaijani 6665 Bashkir 6669 Byelorussian 6671 Bulgarian 6672 Bihari 6678 Bengali; Bangla 6679 Tibetan 6682 Breton 6765 Catalan 6779...
  • Page 67: Important Items

    Important items Maintenance Cleaning the head section Cotton swab Capstan Head Pinch roller Tape guides Maintenance of the Set When the front panel, the case, etc. becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use thinner, alcohol, etc., as these can cause discoloration.
  • Page 68: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty What seems to be a malfunction is not always so. Before calling for service, check the following table according to the symptom of your trouble. Operation to reset The microcomputer may fall into malfunction (impossibility to operate, erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while power is ON or due to an external factor.
  • Page 69 Remote control unit Symptom Remote control operation is not pos- sible. Cassette deck Symptom Sound cannot be produced by press- ing the play key or no operation oc- curs even when an operation key is pressed. No operation occurs even when an operation key is pressed.
  • Page 70 DVD / CD player unit Symptom Playback does not start when the play (6) key is pressed. Playback starts but no image/sound is seen/heard. The picture is disrupted when the im- age is fast forwarded or fast reversed. No sound is heard. The picture does not look good or the picture/sound quality is poor.
  • Page 71 DVD / CD player unit Symptom Playback will not start even after a title is selected. The viewing restriction level (RAT- ING) cannot be changed. The voice or subtitle language selected in the initial setting is not played. No message appears on the TV screen after a key is pressed.
  • Page 72: Specifications

    MIC (only some areas) ... 4.0 mV / 8.2 k Output level / impedance VIDEO/AUX ... 400 mV / 1.0 k 105 W + 105 W XD-A950DV 124 W + 124 W 62 W Rated output power during STEREO operation 46 W + 46 W (FTC) 1 kHz, 0.7 % T.H.D.
  • Page 73 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. Re- fer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.