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© B64-3396-00/00 (KW)
Take the time to read through this instruction manual.
Familiarity with installation and operation procedures will help you obtain the best
performance from your new CD-receiver.
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 Kenwood dealer for information or service on the product.
Model DPX701/ DPX501 Serial number
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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
G-Analyzer display Switching
Tuner features
Tuning Mode
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
RDS features
Radio Text Scroll
PTY (Program Type)
Registration of a station as a PTY
Program Type preset
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
HD Radio control features
About HD Radio

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Menu system
Menu System
Activating Security Code
Deactivating 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
G-Counter Level set
G-Analyzer Reset
G-Analyzer Calibration setup
G-Analyzer Horsepower Gauge setup
G-Analyzer Horsepower Analysis
G-Analyzer Stop Watch
Dual Zone System Setting
B.M.S. (Bass Management System)
B.M.S. Frequency Offset
AMP Control
Traffic Information
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
Receive mode Setting
SIRIUS ID (ESN) display
Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS)
Auxiliary Input Display Setting
Text Scroll
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
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 50
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 53
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Installing the Escutcheon
Removing the Unit
Troubleshooting Guide
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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 while using this
product, take the following safety
· To prevent a short circuit and possible fire,
never put any metallic objects (such as coins or
metal tools) inside the product.
· If you are the driver and your vehicle is moving,
do not watch the product's display or use its
controls for an extended period.
· Do not use this product in any way that
prevents you from driving safely.
· Follow all driving laws and use common sense
when using this product.
· Like your vehicle's speedometer, G-Analyzer is
no more than a measuring function. The HP
or G value measured by this unit may not be
completely accurate due to its simplified method
of measurement. The G-Analyzer is only for
reference and should not be used to confirm
the horsepower specifications of your vehicle.
(DPX701 only)
· 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.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.

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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.
· We recommend the use of <Activating Security
Code> (page 37) to prevent theft.
· The characters conforming to ISO 8859-1
character set can be displayed. (DPX701 only)
· The characters which can be displayed by this
unit are A-Z 0-9 @ " ` ` % & * + ­ = , . / \ < > [ ] ( ) : ;
^ - { } | ~ . (DPX501 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 19). (DPX701 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 be inapplicable.
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.
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 48).
About SIRIUS Satellite radio tuner
Refer to the instruction manual of SIRIUS Satellite
radio tuner KTC-SR901/SR902/SR903 (optional
accessory) when connected, for the operation
· Refer to the sections of A models for operations.
(DPX701 : without <Category and Channel
Search> function).
Reset button
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In SIRIUS tuner source
Category and Channel Search
Selecting the channel and category you want to
1 Enter Category and Channel Search mode
Press the Control knob.
2 Select the Category
Push the Control knob towards [FM] or [AM].
· It is the item when the category of Middle text display
part is selected.
3 Select the Channel
Push the Control knob towards [
4] or
· You cannot Channel search until the category
information is acquired.
Cancelling Category and Channel Search
Press the Control knob.