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© B64-3304-00/01 (EW, E2W)

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Safety precautions
About CDs
About AAC, MP3 and WMA
Notes on Multi-function Key System 9
General features
Selecting the Source
Audio Control
Subwoofer Output
Audio Setup
Sound Field Control
Sound Management system
Equalizer Control
WOW Control
Bypass Control
Memory mode
Memory Recall mode
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Faceplate Angle Adjustment
TEL Mute
Display Type Selection
Graphic part Display Switching
Wallpaper selecting
Text Selection for Display
Text Display Switching
Font Color Select
External Display Switching
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/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
All Random Play
Folder Select
Switching the Play mode
Letter Seek
Disc Naming (DNPS)
Text/Title Scroll

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The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby
WOW, SRS and
symbol are trademarks
of SRS Labs, Inc.
WOW technology is incorporated under
license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Menu system
Menu System
Security Code
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
Date Adjustment
Date Mode
Synchronize Clock
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
Selectable Illumination
Display Illumination Control
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
Auxiliary Input Display Setting & Disc Naming
Selecting Russian Characters
Text Scroll
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
Power OFF Timer
CD Read Setting
Picture downloading
Voice Index
ACDrive firmware version display
Unique ID display
Demonstration mode Setting
Basic Operations of remote control 47
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 49
Connecting Wires to Terminals
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
condesnation 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.
· Do not place the faceplate (and 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 fuse 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.
Attach the panel while you are on the
The panel lock arm appears when the panel is
removed. Therefore, the panel must be attached
while the electrical system of the car is operating.

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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.
· 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
· Characters that conform to ISO 8859-1 can be
· Characters that conform to ISO 8859-5 or ISO
8859-1 can be displayed. Refer to <Selecting
Russian Characters> (page 44). (Russian sales area
of KDC-W8534)
· 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 22).
· 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 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.
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 46).
About ODD (Offset Dual Differential) D/A
The high quality sound play is to be done by ODD
D/A System. Dual D/A converters are built-in the
ODD D/A System, and the digital processing is
isolated and controlled separately for front channel
so the channel separation is improved sharply.
Also, the ODD D/A System produces the data by
which the sound data is offset on the minus side
and converts the two signals (original and offset
data) to the analog signal, which has less noise and
distortion, by the synthetic process.
However, ODD D/A System will be disabled if the
following settings are selected.
- When "2 ZONE" of <Audio Setup> (page 12)is
- When <Bypass Control> (page 16) is "Bypass".
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