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Safety precautions
About CDs
About AAC, MP3 and WMA
About USB device
General features
Selecting the Source
System Q
Audio Control
Adjusting the detail of Audio Control
Audio Setup
Speaker Setting
Subwoofer Output
TEL Mute
Switching Display
Display Type Selection
Graphic part Display Switching
Wallpaper selecting
Text Selection for Display
Text Display Switching
Font Color Select
Tuner features
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
RDS features
Traffic Information
Radio Text Scroll
PTY (Program Type)
Program Type preset
Changing Language for PTY Function
CD/USB device/Audio file/External
disc control features
Playing CD & Audio file
Playing USB device
Playing External Disc
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Track/File Search
Disc Search/Folder Search
Direct Track/File Search
Direct Disc Search
Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat
Scan Play
Random Play
Magazine Random Play
All Random Play
Select mode
File Select mode
Folder Select 1 mode
Folder Select 2 mode
Switching the Play mode
Letter Seek
Text/Title Scroll

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Menu system
Menu System
Security Code
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
Date Adjustment
Date Mode
Synchronize Clock
Indirect Lighting
Display Illumination Control
Switching preout
Built-in Amp Setting
Dual Zone System Setting
B.M.S. (Bass Management System)
B.M.S. Frequency Offset
AMP Control
News Bulletin with Timeout Setting
Local Seek
Tuning Mode
AF (Alternative Frequency)
Restricting RDS Region (Region Restrict
Auto TP Seek
Monaural Reception
External Display Control
Disc Naming (DNPS)
Auxiliary Input Display Setting
Selecting Russian Characters
Text Scroll
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
Power OFF Timer
CD Read Setting
Voice Index
ACDrive firmware version display
Unique ID display
Audio Preset Memory
Audio Preset Recall
Demonstration mode Setting
Basic Operations of remote control 46
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 48
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Installing the Escutcheon
Removing the Unit
Troubleshooting Guide
The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby

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Safety precautions
Do Not Load 3-in. CDs in the CD slot
If you try to load a 3 in. CD with its adapter into the
unit, the adapter might separate from the CD and
damage the unit.
About CD players/disc changers
connected to this unit
Kenwood disc changers/ CD players released in
1998 or later can be connected to this unit.
Refer to the catalog or consult your Kenwood
dealer for connectable models of disc changers/
CD players.
Note that any Kenwood disc changers/ CD players
released in 1997 or earlier and disc changers made
by other makers cannot be connected to this unit.
Connecting unsupported disc changers/CD players
to this unit may result in damage.
Set the "O-N" Switch to the "N" position for the
applicable Kenwood disc changers/ CD players.
The functions you can use and the information
that can be displayed may differ depending on the
models being connected.
· You can damage both your unit and the CD changer if
you connect them incorrectly.
Lens Fogging
When you turn on the car heater in cold weather,
dew or condensation may form on the lens in the
CD player of the unit. Called lens fogging, this
condensation on the lens may not allow CDs to
play. In such a situation, remove the disc and wait
for the condensation to evaporate. If the unit still
does not operate normally after a while, consult
your Kenwood dealer.
To prevent injury or fire, take the
following precautions:
· To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave any
metallic objects (such as coins or metal tools)
inside the unit.
· Do not watch or fix your eyes on the unit's display
when you are driving for any extended period.
· Mounting and wiring this product requires
skills and experience. For safety's sake, leave the
mounting and wiring work to professionals.
To prevent damage to the machine, take
the following precautions:
· Make sure to ground the unit to a negative 12V
DC power supply.
· Do not install the unit in a spot exposed to direct
sunlight or excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid
places with too much dust or the possibility of
water splashing.
· When replacing a fuse, only use a new fuse with
the prescribed rating. Using a fuse with the wrong
rating may cause your unit to malfunction.
· Do not use your own screws. Use only the screws
provided. If you use the wrong screws, you could
damage the unit.

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· No USB device comes with this unit. You need to
purchase a commercially available USB device. For
the types of available USB devices, refer to <About
USB device> (page 10).
· If you experience problems during installation,
consult your Kenwood dealer.
· When you purchase optional accessories, check
with your Kenwood dealer to make sure that they
work with your model and in your area.
· Characters that conform to ISO 8859-1 can be
displayed. (DPX701U only)
· Characters that conform to ISO 8859-5 or ISO
8859-1 can be displayed. Refer to <Selecting
Russian Characters> (page 41). (Russian sales area
of DPX701U)
· The characters which can be displayed by this
unit are A-Z 0-9 @ " ` ` % & * + ­ = , . / \ < > [ ] ( ) : ;
^ - { } | ~ . (DPX501U only)
· The RDS feature won't work where the service is
not supported by any broadcasting station.
· There are places in this manual where lit
indicators are described; however, the only time
an indicator will light is in the following settings.
When Indicator is selected as mentioned in <Text
Display Switching> (page 18). (DPX701U only)
· The illustrations of the display and the panel
appearing in this manual are examples used to
explain more clearly how the controls are used.
Therefore, what appears on the display in the
illustrations may differ from what appears on
the display on the actual equipment, and some
of the illustrations on the display may represent
something impossible in actual operation.
How to reset your unit
· If the unit fails to operate properly, press the Reset
button. The unit returns to factory settings when
the Reset button is pressed.
· Remove the USB device before pressing the Reset
button. Pressing the Reset button with the USB
device installed can damage the data contained
in the USB device. For how to remove the USB
device, refer to <Playing USB device> (page 28).
· Press the Reset button if the disc auto changer
fails to operate correctly. Normal operation should
be restored.
Cleaning the Unit
If the faceplate of this unit is stained, wipe it with a
dry soft cloth such as a silicon cloth.
If the faceplate is stained badly, wipe the stain off
with a cloth moistened with neutral cleaner, then
wipe it again with a clean soft dry cloth.
· Applying spray cleaner directly to the unit may affect its
mechanical parts. Wiping the faceplate with a hard cloth
or using a volatile liquid such as thinner or alcohol may
scratch the surface or erase characters.
Before using this unit for the first time
This unit is initially set on the Demonstration mode.
When using this unit for the first time, cancel the
<Demonstration mode Setting> (page 44).
About DAB Tuner control
Refer to
A group on the Instruction manual of DAB
Tuner KTC-9090DAB (optional accessory) for the
control method of DAB Tuner function.
However, the following control methods of the
function for this unit may be different from the
Instruction manual; therefore, refer to the following
supplemental instruction.
<Auto Ensemble Memory Entry>
1. Select the preset band for Auto Ensemble
Memory Entry.
2. Press the [AME] button for at least 2 seconds.
Open Auto Ensemble Memory Entry.
After storing in the memory finishes, the
number of the pre-set buttons and the
ensemble label are displayed.
<Searching by programme type and language>
and <Languages to be displayed> in
<Programme Type (PTY) Function>
At the operation to press [DISP] button, use [TI]
button instead.
Reset button