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Safety precautions
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
Tuner/TV control features
Tuning Mode
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
Frequency Step Setting
TV Tuning
TV channel Preset Memory
Preset TV Tuning
Direct TV Tuning
CD/USB device/Audio file/External disc
control features
Playing CD & Audio file
USB Device Connection
Playing USB (iPod) device
Drive Search
Playing External Disc
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Music Search
Disc Search/Folder/Album Search
Direct Music Search
Direct Disc Search
Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat
Scan Play
Random Play
Magazine Random Play
All Random Play
File select
File Select 1 mode
File Select 2 mode
Text/Title Scroll
Menu system
Menu System
Activating Security Code
Deactivating Security Code
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
Display Illumination Control
Switching preout
Built-in Amp Setting
Dual Zone System Setting
Supreme Setting
AMP Control
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
Auxiliary Input Display Setting
Text Scroll
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
CD Read Setting
Audio Preset Memory
Audio Preset Recall
Firmware version display
Demonstration mode Setting
Basic Operations of remote control 26
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 28
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Troubleshooting Guide

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Safety precautions
To prevent injury or fire, take the following
· 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.
· Use only the screws provided or specified for
installation. If you use wrong screws, you could
damage the unit.
Do Not Load 8 cm (3 in.) CDs in the CD slot
If you try to load a 8 cm (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
The marking of products using lasers
(Except for some areas)
The label is attached to the chassis/case and says
that the component uses laser beams that have
been classified as Class 1. This means that the unit is
utilizing laser beams that are of a weaker class. There
is no danger of hazardous radiation outside the unit.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby

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· 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.
· The characters which can be displayed by this unit
are A-Z 0-9 @ " ` ` % & * + ­ = , . / \ < > [ ] ( ) : ; ^ - { } |
~ .
· 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 (iPod) device> (page 15).
· Press the reset button if the disc auto changer fails
to operate correctly. Normal operation should be
Reset button
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 erases 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 25).
About KENWOOD "Music Editor" of PC
application attached to DPX-MP5100U
· "Music Editor" is recorded in the CD-ROM attached
to this unit.
· Refer to the attached installation manual for the
installation method of "Music Editor".
· Refer to the user's manual recorded in the
installation CD-ROM and Help of "Music Editor" for
the operation method of "Music Editor".
· The unit can play CD/ USB device created by "Music
· Information about "Music Editor" upgrade is put on
the site,
About Audio file
· Playable Audio file
AAC-LC (.m4a), MP3 (.mp3), WMA (.wma),
WAV (.wav)
· Playable disc media
· Playable disc file format
ISO 9660 Level 1/2, Joliet, Romeo, Long file name.
· Playable USB device
USB mass storage class, iPod with KCA-iP200
· Playable USB device file system
FAT16, FAT32
Although the audio files are complied with the
standards listed above, the play maybe impossible
depending on the types or conditions of media or
· Playing order of the Audio file
In the example of folder/file tree shown below, the
files are played in the order from
CD (
: Folder
: Audio fi
Audio file

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An online manual about audio files is put on the
site, On this online
manual, detailed information and notes which are not
written in this manual are provided. Make sure to read
through the online manual as well.
· In this manual, the word "USB device" is used for flash
memories and digital audio players which have USB
· The word "iPod" appearing in this manual indicates the iPod
connected with the KCA-iP200 (optional accessory). The
iPod connected with the KCA-iP200 can be controlled from
this unit. iPods that can be connected with the KCA-iP200
are the iPod nano and the iPod with video. When an iPod
is connected using a commercially available USB cable, it is
handled as a mass-storage-class device.
· For the supported formats and types of USB device, refer to
About USB device
· Install the USB device in the place where it will not
prevent you from driving your vehicle properly.
· You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub.
· Take backups of the audio files used with this unit.
The files can be erased depending on the operating
conditions of the USB device.
We shall have no compensation for any damage
arising out of erasure of the stored data.
· No USB device comes with this unit. You need to
purchase a commercially available USB device.
· Do not directly connect the USB device to the USB
connector on the panel. Connect it using a cable.
· Leave the cap on when not using an USB device.
· For how to play the audio files recorded in a USB
device, see <CD/USB device/Audio file/External disc
control features> (page 14).
· When connecting the USB device, usage of the CA-
U1EX (option) is recommended.
Normal playback is not guaranteed when a cable
other than the USB compatible cable is used.
Connecting a cable whose total length is longer
than 5 m can result in abnormal playback.
Handling CDs
· Do not touch the recording surface of the CD.
· Do not stick tape etc. on the CD, or use a CD with
tape stuck on it.
· Do not use disc type accessories.
· Clean from the center of the disc and move
· When removing CDs from this unit, pull them out
· If the CD center hole or outside rim has burrs,
use the CD only after removing the burrs with a
ballpoint pen etc.
CDs that cannot be used
· CDs that are not round cannot be used.
· CDs with coloring on the recording surface or CDs
that are dirty cannot be used.
· This unit can only play the CDs with
This unit may not correctly play discs which do not
have the mark.
· You cannot play a CD-R or CD-RW that has not been
finalized. (For the finalization process refer to your
CD-R/CD-RW writing software, and your CD-R/CD-
RW recorder instruction manual.)