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Unpack the unit carefully and make sure that all the accessories are
If any accessories are missing, or if the unit is damaged or fails to oper-
ate, notify your dealer immediately. If the unit was shipped to you di-
rectly, 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.
Keep this manual handy for future reference.
DPC-X337 (EN)
Part names
Å D.A.S.C.(Digital Anti Shock
Circuit) key
i P.MODE (Play mode) key
Î Display
4, ¢
(Skip/Search) keys
Battery duration
Repeat mode indicator
Program mode indicator
Playng time display
Track number display
38 (Play/Pause) key
7 (Stop/Off) key
Ó OPEN switch
(Slide to open top cover)
¬ HOLD switch
Ô B.BOOST (Bass Boost) key
VOLUME control knob
Ramdom mode indicator
Intoro scan indicator
D.A.S.C. mode indicator
What seems to be a serious trouble may sometimes be due to a simple mistake. Before calling for
service, check the items shown in the following table again. (If you request servicing due to the
reasons shown in the table, the service may be charged in some cases.)
In case of difficulty
Pressing a key
cannot initiate an
operation or turn
the unit on.
No sound is heard
from the head-
Sound skips, or is
Noise interferes.
batteries cannot be
÷ The HOLD switch is set to on
(HOLD On).
÷ The batteries are exhausted.
÷ The disc is placed upside down.
÷ Condensation has occurred in-
side the unit.
÷ The AC adaptor is disconnected.
÷ The headphones are connected
÷ The headphones are connected
to LINE OUT jack
÷ The volume is set to the mini-
mum position on the unit.
÷ The D.A.S.C. is set to off.
÷ A strong vibration that exceeds the
capacity of the D.A.S.C. has occurred.
÷ The disc is dirty.
÷ The lens is dirty.
÷ The headphone plug is dirty.
÷ The batteries are low.
÷ The headphone plug is dirty.
÷ The batteries are low.
÷ The headphones are connected
÷ A source of strong magnetism or
radio wave, such as a TV set or cel-
lular phone, is present near the unit.
÷ Commercially available recharge-
able batteries are used.
÷ Set the switch to off (HOLD
÷ Replace the two alkaline batter-
ies, or recharge the recharge-
able batteries.
÷ Place the disc with the labeled
side up.
÷ Leave the unit for about 1 hour
before re-use.
÷ Connect it properly.
÷ Insert the plug securely into the
PHONES jack.
÷ Insert the plug securely into the
PHONES jack.
÷ Adjust the volume on the unit.
÷ The D.A.S.C. is set to on.
÷ Place the unit in a place not sub-
ject to vibration.
÷ Clean it.
÷ The lens should be cleaned us-
ing a commercially available
camera lens blower.
÷ Clean it.
÷ Replace or recharge the batteries.
÷ Clean it.
÷ Replace or recharge the batteries.
÷ Insert the plug securely into the
PHONES jack.
÷ Install the unit away from a TV
set, cellular phone, etc.
÷ Use the exclusive rechargeable
batteries (NB-3A70).
Sound skip guard function (D.A.S.C.)
When the D.A.S.C. function is operating, about a 180 seconds portion of
signals is always stored in memory. Consequently, when the unit re-
ceives an impact, playback will continue without interruption even if the
signal from the light pickup is interrupted.
"Wide CAPTURE" uses a method strong in regard to vibrations in the ro-
tation direction in addition to the conventional D.A.S.C. function, so that
the sound skip guard function is made even stronger.
Mechanism of D.A.S.C.
Storage of digital data
Digital memory
Note :
1. This system uses a microcomputer so it may malfunction due to external noise or interfer-
ence. In such a case, unplug the power cord and remove the batteries, then re-connect the
power cord and insert the batteries again.
2. Erroneous operation may occur when the headphone plug is plugged or unplugged; but this
is not a malfunction.
Setting the D.A.S.C.
The mode changes each time the D.A.S.C. key is pressed.
1 D.A.S.C. off
There is no data compression, so
that listening with high sound
quality is possible.
2 D.A.S.C. on : 180 seconds
Data are held for about 180 seconds.
Turn on D.A.S.C. when moving the
player or using it in areas subject to
System ........................................................... Compact disc digital audio system
Laser ..................................................................................... Semiconductor laser
Frequency response ........................................................ 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ± 3 dB
PHONES output level (32
, 1 kHz ) ............................................... 9 mW + 9 mW
Line output/impedance (BASS BOOST on) .............................. 0.48 Vrms/47 k
Power supply
External DC supply ................................................................................. DC 4.5 V
Rechargeable batteries (NB-3A70) x 2 ................................................. DC 2.4 V
Commercially-available alkaline batteries (LR03) x 2 ........................ DC 3.0 V
Battery life (Fully charge)
÷ At 0.1mW+0.1mW output (32 load).
÷ Standard value during continuous use/charging in an temperature of 20°C.
÷ Time of use may vary depending on battery maker, battery type, use environ-
ment, and temperatute.
Dimensions (W x H x D) ................. 137 mm x 20.5 mm x 137 mm (5- 3/8" x 13/16" x 5-3/8")
Weight (net) ........................................................................................................ 171 g (6.0 oz)
KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason
specifications may be changed without notice.
D.A.S.C. On
D.A.S.C. Off
Approx. 6.5 Hours
Approx. 5 Hours
Approx. 10 Hours
Approx. 6.5 Hours
Rechargeable batteries (NB-3A70)
Simple care
Care of lens
When the lens in the pick-up gets dirty, malfunctions in-
cluding the impossibility of playback may occur. The lens
should be cleaned using a commercially available cam-
era lens blower, etc. Do not touch the lens to prevent
damaging the mechanism. Also do not use a lens cleaner
or disc cleaner product.
Care of main unit
When the unit gets dirty, clean with a soft, dry cloth. If
the unit is stained seriously, a moistened cloth can be used. Do not use thinner,
benzine, alcohol, etc. for these agents may cause discoloration.
Cleaning the plug
Wipe the headphone plug with a soft cloth to keep it clean.
A dirty plug may cause noise or malfunction.
Caution on disc used
Usable discs
This unit is capable of playing back the Audio CD discs, CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA)
discs and discs carrying the
marking. Other discs cannot be played. 8 cm
single CDs can be played as they are; do not use a commercially-available single
CD adapter.
÷ Certain CD-R/CD-RW discs may not be played due to recording conditions of
the discs.
Hold compact discs so that you do not touch the playing surface.
Do not attach paper or tape to either the playing side or the label side of compact
Never play a cracked or warped disc.
During playback, the disc rotates at high speed in the player. Therefore, to avoid
danger, never use a cracked or deformed disc or a disc repaired with tape or
adhesive agent.
Commercially-available alkaline
batteries (LR03)
Safety precautions
Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation.
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. These safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
1. Power sources -- The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the
type described in the instruction manual or as marked on the appliance.
2. Power-cord protection -- Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, pay
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the appliance.
3. Enclosure removal --Never remove the enclosure. If the internal parts are touched
accidentally, a serious electric shock might occur.
4. Drop -- Do not drop the appliance or apply strong shock to it. (Damage due to
dropping the appliance is not covered by the warranty.)
5. Ventilation -- Avoid hindering the ventilation of the appliance by covering it with a
cloth, etc.
6. Abnormal smell -- If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected, immediately turn
the power OFF and pull out the power cord. Contact your dealer or nearest service
7. Heat -- Avoid placing the appliance under direct sunlight or near a source of heat
such as heating equipment. Particularly, never leave it in an automobile or on the
8. Temperature -- The appliance may not function properly if used at extremely low,
or freezing temperatures. The ideal ambient temperature is above +5°C (41°F).
9. Water and moisture -- The appliance shall not be exposed to dripping and splash-
ing - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
10.Dust and moisture -- Avoid places where is dusty or where the humidity is high.
11.Vibrations -- Avoid placing the appliance on an unstable place such as a shelf or in
a place subject to vibrations.
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Before using the rechargeable batteries:
(For Europe)
÷ The rechargeable batteries comes non-charged condition.
Read "Rechargeable battery operation" carefully and charge
the batteries before use.
If fingerprints or foreign matter become at-
tached to the disc, lightly wipe the disc with a
soft cotton cloth (or similar) from the center of
the disc outwards in a radial manner.
When a disc is not to be played for a long period of time, remove it from the CD
player and store it in its case.
Precaution against condensation
Immediately after a room is heated or in a room with high humidity (or va-
por), the unit may malfunction due to the condensation of dew or mist on
the pick-up lens. In such a case, leave the unit for about an hour before
trying to use it again.
÷ Depending on the extent of the impact, the data in the memory
may be used up, so the playback skip protection may momentarily
be ineffective.
÷ When the D.A.S.C. function is activated, the disc may stop or start
to rotate.
÷ The reproduced sound is interrupted during switching.
÷ The D.A.S.C. is set to on when the power turns on.
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 num-
bers whenever you call upon your dealer for information
or service on this product.
Serial Number
The marking this product has been classified as Class 1. It means
that there is no danger of hazardous radiation outside the product.
Location: Back panel
The marking of products using lasers (For countries other than U.S.A.,
U.S.-Military and Canada)
~ PHONES jack
^ DC IN (External power) jack
Ø IND. (Battery charge) indicator
D.A.S.C. (Digital Anti Shock Circuit)
Separately sold option part
Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride Battery ................................................................ NB-3A70
12.Magnetic fields -- Keep the appliance away from sources of magnetic fields such
as TV sets, speaker systems, radios, motorized toys or magnetized objects.
13.Cleaning -- Unplug this appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use volatile solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner, gasoline, or benzine, etc. to
clean the cabinet. Use a clean dry cloth.
14.Nonuse periods -- The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from
the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
15.Damage requiring service -- The appliance should be serviced by qualified
service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance.
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally by following the instruc-
tion manual. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the instruction
manual as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage
and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
appliance to its normal operation.
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
F. The appliance exhibits a marked change in performance.
16.Servicing -- The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that
described in the instruction manual. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
For Europe
For other countries
AC adaptor
Rechargeable Batteries

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Connect the
1Slide the OPEN switch in the direction
of the arrow to open the top cover.
2Insert disc and close the top cover.
÷ Secure the disc by pushing
a position near the center
hole unit it clicks.
3Set the HOLD switch to off.
4Start playback.
5Adjust the volume.
When transporting the unit, it is rec-
ommended to set the HOLD switch
in advance. In this way you can pre-
vent unintended operation even when
a key is pressed accidentally.
÷ For the Hold function, read "Hold function".
÷ Before any operation, be sure to set the
HOLD switch to off (HOLD Off).
To decrease
To increase
÷ The power comes on and playback begins.
Playback from the first track
Elapsed time of track
being played
Track number
÷ Close securely by pushing
the front center position of
the top cover unit it clicks.
To pause playback temporarily
To stop playback
Total number of tracks
Total playing time
÷ When the PLAY/PAUSE 38 key is pressed dur-
ing playback, it pauses temporarily.
÷ Pressing the key again resumes playback.
÷ The total number of tracks and the total playing time
of them will be displayed.
÷ When a disc is inserted and the top cover is closed
in stop mode, playback starts automatically.
To turn power off
÷ After stopping playback, press the STOP 7 key
Auto power-off function
If no operation key has been pressed for 30 sec-
onds while the unit is in the stop mode, the
power is turned off automatically to prevent bat-
tery power consumption.
To skip forward
To skip backward
4 key or ¢ key.
Playback from desired track
Skipping tracks
Fast forward, fast reverse
4 key or ¢ key
pressed during playback.
Fast reverse
Fast forward
÷ Fast forward is engaged by pressing and holding
down key SKIP/SEARCH
¢ while playback is
in progress.
÷ Fast reverse is engaged by pressing and holding
down key SKIP/SEARCH
4 while playback is
in progress.
÷ Playback will resume when either key is released.
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Programming tracks in desired order
Favorite tracks (max. 20 tracks) can be
programmed in the desired order during
stop mode for later playback.
1 Select a track...
Track number
2 and enter it.
The following program sequence
will be displayed.
Programmed order
1Press the PROGRAM key
2Select the desired track numbers
in the order you want to play them.
÷ Repeat steps 1 and 2 and enter the Track
Nos. into the program in order.
÷ Up to 20 tracks can be programmed in this
unit, but not more than 20 tracks.
3Start playback.
Changing the tone
B.BOOST (Bass Boost)
The low frequencies sound, which is felt in
headphone, can be boosted.
"B.BOOST On" position:
Low frequencies are boosted.
"B.BOOST Off" position:
Normal tone reproduction.
÷ As a result, the audio may be distorted if the vol-
ume level is too high in a section dominated by
bass sound. In this case, set Bass Boost to off
(B.BOOST Off) or decrease the volume.
Slide the B.BOOST switch to select the desired
setting :
Selecting Play Mode
Press during playback or stop status.
The mode changes each time the P.MODE key
is pressed.
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1 One-track repeat
The track being played
or the selected track will
be played repeatedly.
2 All-track repeat
All tracks on the disc will
be played repeatedly.
3 Intro Scan
The disc will then be-
gin playing the first ten
seconds of all tracks
once and then stops
4 Random play
All tracks on the disc
will be played in a ran-
dom order.
5 Return to normal play-
back is made.
Press the PROGRAM key during Stop
To check the programmed contents
Programmed order
Track number
Press the STOP
7 key.
To clear the programmed contents
Hold function
The operation keys of the main unit are deac-
tivated. This position prevents undesired op-
eration when the unit is put in a bag, etc.
÷ When the HOLD switch on the unit is switched on
(HOLD On), the unit's keys cannot be operated.
To change the programmed contents
1Press the PROGRAM key
2Call the programmed order to be
3Enter the track number you want to
1 Select a track...
2 and enter it.
÷ Press the PROGRAM key repeatedly until the
programmed order you want to change is dis-
When the programmed contents are to be
changed further, repeat steps
2 and 3 .
Programmed order
Track number
÷ Stop status is engaged when the STOP 7
key is pressed while the program is in
÷ When the SKIP/SEARCH ¢ key is pressed, play-
back will skip to the start of the subsequent track.
÷ Each time the key is pressed, playback will skip
to the next track.
÷ When the SKIP/SEARCH 4 key is pressed,
playback will skip to the start of the track being
played back.
÷ Each time the key is pressed, playback will skip
to the previous track.
Power sources
This unit can be powered with 2 kinds of supplies including the batteries and household power line.
To the DC IN jack
AC power adaptor
Battery duration indicator
1Open the battery cover.
and close the cover.
÷ Make sure the positive (+) and negative (-) poles are properly aligned.
÷ Use commercially available LR03 batteries. The unit may not operate normally
if manganese batteries are used.
÷ Replace both batteries at the same time.
When operating the unit with 2 alkaline
batteries (Alkaline batteries are not provided with this unit)
Using the AC adaptor (For Europe)
Rechargeable battery operation (For Europe)
Loading the batteries
1Open the battery cover.
÷ Make sure the positive (+) and negative (-) poles are properly aligned.
÷ When using a rechargeable battery which is new or which has not
been used for more than 2 months, the operating period may be shorter
than nomal. This is due to the properties of the battery and not a mal-
function. After recharging, use the battery on the unit until it is ex-
hausted. The original performance of the battery performance can be
recovered by repeating this cycle a few times.
÷ Be sure to close the top cover of the unit before proceeding to re-
÷ Recharging completes in about 12 hours. Do not attempt to recharge
the batteries after this period.
÷ Rechargeable batteries can be recharged. When the playable time
per recharge reduces, please newly purchase the optional (NB-3A70)
rechargeable batteries.
Charging in progress
Charging completed
2Insert 2 rechargeable
batteries and close the
Charging the rechargeable batteries
1Plug in the AC adaptor
to start charging.
Goes off
Operation returns to power off status.
The duration at which the battery indica-
tor starts to blink is variable depending
on the type of battery used.
Alkaline batteries
When the batteries is
nearly exhausted.
When the batteries are half
In a while, the power will be
turned off automatically.
Then recharge the batter-
Playback is possible while
the indicator is blinking.
Battery Type
Blinking Timing
Always use the specially provided rechargeable batteries NB-
3A70. Never use the batteries other than the batteries au-
thorized by Kenwood.
Caution: Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation.
2After the batteries have
been charged, remove
the AC adaptor.
÷ If Intro Scan or Random Play is selected dur-
ing stop, Intro Scan or Random play will start
when the PLAY/PAUSE
38 key is pressed.
÷ Up to 99 tracks can be played back in Ran-
dom Play operation.
÷ The program of tracks is also valid in Re-
peat or Intro Scan playback.
Listening through
÷ Connect the cable to the amplifier's CD
input jacks.
÷ This connection may be impossible with
some amplifiers.
Car cassette adaptor
(Commercially available)
Insert into cassette deck slot
÷ Connect this unit with a commercially available
car audio cassette adapter and insert it into the
car audio as shown.
For details connection method, read the instruc-
tion manual for the car audio cassette adapter.
Listening through car audio
To the LINE OUT jack
÷ Adjust the listening volume on the connected au-
dio component.
÷ Make sure to switch BASS BOOST off. (The tone
should be adjusted only on the connected audio
DPC-X337 (EN)
Insert with labeled side up.
÷ If Intro Scan or Random Play is selected
while playback is in progress, Intro Scan
or Random Play operation will commence
when the track being played back is over.
Never use an alkaline battery and non-alkaline battery
Never use a rechargeable battery and non-rechargeable
battery together.
Listening through an
amplifier with CD input jack
with built-in
÷ Stop status is engaged when the STOP 7 key is
pressed while the program is in progress.
The programmed track
numbers will be displayed in
sequence each time the
PROGRAM key is pressed.
÷ The "PGM" indicator is turned off when the pro-
gram is cleared. However, the programmed con-
tents are stored.
÷ Program mode can be canceled when the STOP 7
key is pressed or the top cover is open while stop
status is engaged. The programmed contents are
Ensure that the power of all components is off before connecting the cords.
AC power outlet
÷ Use the enclosed AC adaptor for this product.