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© B64-2975-00/00 (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 KDC-X589, KDC-MP5028, KDC-MP528
Serial number

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Safety precautions
About CDs
About AAC, MP3 and WMA
General features
Selecting the Source
System Q
Audio Control
Audio Setup
Subwoofer Output
Speaker Setting
Switching Display
Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS)
Faceplate Angle Adjustment
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
TEL Mute
Tuner features
Tuning Mode
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
CD/Audio file/External disc control
Playing CD & Audio file
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
Disc Random Play
Folder Select
Switching the Play mode
Letter Seek
Text/Title Scroll
HD Radio control features
Menu system
Menu System
Security Code
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
Selectable Illumination
Switching preout
Built-in Amp Setting
Dual Zone System Setting
B.M.S. (Bass Management System)
B.M.S. Frequency Offset
AMP Control
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
Receive mode Setting
SIRIUS ID (ESN) display
Auxiliary Input Display Setting & Station/Disc
Text Scroll
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
CD Read Setting
Voice Index
ACDrive firmware version display
Unique ID display
Audio Preset Memory
Audio Preset Call
Demonstration mode Setting
Basic Operations of remote
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 32
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Removing the Unit
Troubleshooting Guide

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The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby

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4 | English
Safety precautions
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.
Unsupported connection may result in damage.
Setting the "O-N" Switch to the "N" position for the
applicable KENWOOD disc changers/ CD players.
The functions that can be used and the information
that can be displayed will differ depending on the
models being connected.
· You can damage both your unit and the CD changer if
you connect them incorrectly.
LX-bus connection
The LX AMP and the sensor unit cannot be
connected simultaneously.
You must connect any of them at a time.
Lens Fogging
Right after 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, CDs may be impossible 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.
Attach the panel while you are on the
The panel lock arm will be appeared when the
panel is removed. Therefore, the panel must be
attached during the driving.
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.
· Do not set the removed faceplate or the faceplate
case in areas exposed to direct sunlight, excessive
heat or humidity. Also avoid places with too much
dust or the possibility of water splashing.
· To prevent deterioration, do not touch the
terminals of the unit or faceplate with your
· Do not subject the faceplate to excessive shock,
as it is a piece of precision equipment.
· When replacing a fuse, only use a new one with
the prescribed rating. Using a fuse with the wrong
rating may cause your unit to malfunction.
· Do not apply excessive force to the open
faceplate or place objects on it. Doing so will
cause damage or breakdown.
· Do not use your own screws. Use only the screws
provided. If you use the wrong screws, you could
damage the unit.
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.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.

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· If you experience problems during installation,
consult your Kenwood dealer.
· If the unit fails to operate properly, press the Reset
button. The unit returns to factory settings when
the Reset button is pressed.
· Press the reset button if the disc auto changer fails
to operate correctly. Normal operation should be
Reset button
Reset button
· We recommend the use of <Security Code>
(page 24) to prevent theft.
· 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 represent
something impossible in actual operation.
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 neutral detergent off.
· 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.
Cleaning the Faceplate Terminals
If the terminals on the unit or faceplate get dirty,
wipe them with a dry, soft cloth.
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 29).
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.