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© B64-4048-00/00 (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-X792/X692/MP738U/MP638U Serial number
US Residence Only
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iPod is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
Before use
Basic Operation
General functions
Tuner functions
Disc & Audio file play functions
Function Control
/ · Read through this page first for the setting of each
Display Settings
About Display Type
Text Display Selection
Font Color Selection
Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS)
Auxiliary Input Display Setting
G-Analyzer Operation
G-Analyzer Control
G-Analyzer Vehicle Setup
G-Analyzer Calibration Setup
G-Analyzer Stop Watch
G-Analyzer Horsepower Analysis
G-Analyzer Reset
Music disc/Audio file Operation
Music Select
Direct Music Search
Direct Disc Search
Basic Operation of Disc Changer (Optional)
Tuner Operation
Station Preset Memory
Preset Tuning
Direct Access Tuning
PTY (Program Type)
Program Type preset
Registration of a station as a PTY
Other Functions
Activating Security Code
Deactivating Security Code
Manual Clock Adjustment
Date Adjustment
AMP Control
Picture downloading
Demonstration mode setting
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Audio Adjustments
Audio Control
Adjusting the detail of Audio Control
Audio Setup
Speaker Setting
Audio Preset Memory
Audio Preset Recall
Satellite Radio tuner control
Basic Operation
Category and Channel Search
Direct Access Tuning
Preset Memory
Preset Tuning
Basic Operations of remote control 28
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 33
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Installation/Removing the Unit
Troubleshooting Guide

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Before use
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.
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 21).
How to reset your unit
· If this unit or the connected unit (disc auto changer,
etc.) fails to operate properly, press the Reset button.
The unit returns to factory settings when the Reset
button is pressed.
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.
Cleaning the Faceplate Terminals
If the terminals on the unit or faceplate get dirty, wipe
them with a clean soft dry cloth.
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
· 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.
· Characters that conform to ISO 8859-1 can be
· The RDS feature won't work where the service is not
supported by any broadcasting station.
· In this document, the description indicator will light
means a status is displayed. Refer to <About Display
Type> (page 8) for the details of the status display.
· The illustrations of the display, the function icon 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.

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Basic Operation
General functions
Power/Source Select button
Turns on the power.
When the power is ON, select a source.
SRC Select mode 1: Press the [SRC] button and then
turn the Control knob or push it toward left or right.
To determine the selected source, press the Control
SRC Select mode 2: Pressing this button each time
switches between sources.
Tuner ("TUNER") , USB or iPod ("USB" or "iPod"), CD
("Compact Disc") , Auxiliary input ("AUX"), and Standby
Press at least 1 second to turn off the power.
/ · The SRC Select mode can be set in"MENU">"SRC
Select" of <Function Control> (page 6).
· When an optional accessory is connected, the
source name for each device appears.
· When connection of the iPod is recognized, the
source display changes from "USB" to "iPod".
· USB (iPod) source is recognized as CD source on the
connected unit.
Volume control
Turn the knob to adjust the volume.
Turning the volume down quickly.
When the volume is reduced, the "ATT" indicator
Muting volume upon reception of phone call
When there is a call, "CALL" is displayed and the
audio system is paused. When the call ends, "CALL"
disappears and the audio system comes back on.
The audio system comes back on when [SRC] is
pressed during a call.
/ · To use theTEL Mute feature, you need to hook
up the MUTE wire to your telephone using
a commercial telephone accessory. Refer to
<Connecting Wires to Terminals> (page 34).
Auxiliary input
Auxiliary input
Connect a portable audio device with mini-plug
cable (3.5 ø).
/ · Use the mini-plug cable which is stereo type and
does not have any resistance.
· The auxiliary input requires the setting made in
"MENU" > "Built in AUX" of <Function Control> (page
Subwoofer output
Control knob
Switches between ON ("SUB WOOFER ON") and OFF
("SUB WOOFER OFF") each time pushing toward down
for at least 2 seconds.
Function Control
Pressing this button allows you to set various
functions using the Control knob. Refer to <Function
Control> (Page 6).
Function of setup item
Allows you to set up the environment.
Allows you to set up the display.
Text/Title scroll
Control knob
Scrolls the CD, audio file, and Radio text display when
pushing toward up for at least 2 seconds.
Tuner functions
Band select
Control knob
Switches between FM1, FM2, and FM3 each time
pushing toward up.
Switches to AM when pushing toward down.
Auxiliary input
(Rear side)
Control knob
USB Terminal

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Indicates the button etc. to operate.
Control knob
Changes the frequency when pushing toward left or
/ · During reception of stereo stations the "ST"indicator
is ON.
Tuning mode select
Switches as follows each time this button is pressed.
Tuning mode
Auto seek
Automatic search for a station.
Preset station seek
Search in order of the stations in the
Preset memory.
Normal manual tuning control.
Auto memory entry
Memorizes six stations with good reception
automatically when pressed for at least 2 seconds.
Preset memory
[1] - [6]
Memorize the station selected when pressing for at
least 2 seconds.
Preset tuning
[1] - [6]
Recalls the memorized station.
Disc & Audio file play functions
Drop open the faceplate
/ · Push the faceplate on the left side, and return it to its
former position.
Disc play
Disc slot
Starts playing when a disc is inserted.
When a CD is inserted, the "IN" indicator is ON.
/ · 3 inch CD cannot be used. Attempt to insert using
an adapter can cause malfunction.
Disc ejection
/ · You can eject the disc for 10 minutes after switching
off the engine.
USB device/iPod play
USB Terminal
Connecting a USB device starts playback.
/ · For the playable audio file, media, and devices, refer
to <About Audio file> (page 30).
USB device removing
Press this button for 2 seconds or longer to select the
remove mode, and the remove the USB device.
During the remove mode, The
0 indicator blinks.
Pause and play
Control knob
Switches between pause and play each time the
center is pressed.
Music search
Control knob
Changes the music when pushing toward left or right.
Fast reverses or forwards the music while keeping
pushing toward left or right. (No sound is output
while playing audio file.)
Folder search
Control knob
Changes the folder containing the audio file when
pushing toward up or down.
Track/ File/ Folder repeat play
Switches between Track Repeat ("Repeat ON") and
OFF when pressed while playing a CD.
Switches between File Repeat ("File Repeat ON"),
Folder Repeat ("Folder Repeat ON"), and OFF when
pressed while playing an audio file.
/ · The folder repeat operation cannot be performed
while iPod is playing.
Scan play
Successively plays the intro of the music in the disc
or folder.
Switches between ON ("Scan ON"/ "File Scan ON") and
OFF each time this button is pressed.
/ · The Scan paly operation cannot be performed while
iPod/ "Media Editer" media is playing.
Random play
Randomly plays the music in the disc or folder.
Switches between ON ("Disc Random ON"/ "Folder
RDM ON") and OFF each time this button is pressed.