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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-X689 Serial number
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About AAC, MP3 and WMA
Hiding the Control Panel
Selecting the Source
Text Selection for Display
Text Display Switching
Graphic part/ Spectrum Analyzer Display
Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS)
Faceplate Angle Adjustment
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
CD/Audio file/External disc control
Playing CD & Audio file
Playing External Disc
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Disc Search/Folder Search
Direct Track/File Search
Direct Disc Search
Magazine Random Play
Disc Random Play
Switching the Play mode
HD Radio control features
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
OFF Wait Time Setting
Built-in Amp Setting
Dual Zone System Setting
B.M.S. (Bass Management System)
B.M.S. Frequency Offset
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
Receive mode Setting
SIRIUS ID (ESN) display
Auxiliary Input Display Setting & Station/Disc
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
CD Read Setting
ACDrive firmware version display
Unique ID display
Audio Preset Memory
Audio Preset Call
Demonstration mode Setting
The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby
Basic Operations of remote control 36
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 39
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Removing the Unit
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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/
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.
The LX AMP and the sensor unit must be connected
one at a time.
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.
· Use the enclosed or dedicated faceplate. Using a
faceplate other than the specified one may cause
your unit to malfunction.
To prevent injury or fire, take the
· To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave any
metallic objects (such as coins or metal tools)
inside the unit.
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
· Do not place the 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 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.
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
· If you experience problems during installation,
consult your Kenwood dealer.
· If the unit fails to operate properly, press the Reset
button to restore factory settings.
· Press the reset button if the disc auto changer fails
to operate correctly. Normal operation should be
· We recommend the use of <Security Code>
(page 30) to prevent theft.
· The characters conforming to ISO 8859-1
character set can be displayed.
· 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 15)
· 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.
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 clean soft dry 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 35).
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.
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