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Selecting the Source
Function Control mode
Sound Management system
WOW HD Control
Memory Recall mode
Display Type Selection
Graphic Display Selection
Text Display Selection
The text display
Font Color Selection
Icon Display Switching
Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS)
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Tuner/TV control features
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Frequency Step Setting
TV channel Preset Memory
Preset TV Tuning
Direct TV Tuning
CD/Audio file (USB/iPod/Internal
Memory) control features
Playing CD & Audio file
Playing USB (iPod) device
Playing Internal Memory
Playing External Disc
Pause and play
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Disc Search/Folder/Album Search
Direct Music Search
Direct Disc Search
Play function of CD and Audio file
Recording & Downloading
About Internal Memory
Copying from USB device
Setting the recordable time
Recording music CD
Deleting files in memory
Source Select Mode
iPod mode setting
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
Display Illumination Control
Built-in Amp Setting
Dual Zone System Setting
B.M.S. (Bass Management System)
B.M.S. Frequency Offset
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
Auxiliary Input Display Setting & Station/Disc Naming
Selecting Chinese Characters
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
CD Read Setting
Firmware version display
Internal Memory Format
Demonstration mode setting
Basic Operations of remote control 38
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 40
Connecting Wires to Terminals
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
· 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
· 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 (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 fingers.
· 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
· Use only the screws provided or specified for
installation. If you use 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 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
· You can damage both your unit and the CD changer if you
connect them incorrectly.
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
WOW HD, SRS and
trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
WOW HD technology is incorporated under
license from SRS Labs, Inc.
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.
· Characters that conform to GB2312 or ISO 8859-
1 can be displayed. Refer to <Selecting Chinese
Characters> (page 35).
· In this document, the description indicator will light
means a status is displayed. Refer to <Display Type
Selection> (page 14) for the details of the status
· 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.
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 22).
· Stop recording and copying before pressing the
reset button. If the reset button is pressed while
writing to the internal memory such as when
recording or copying, the data in the internal
memory may be damaged. Refer to <Recording
music CD> (page 28) and <Copying from USB
device> (page 27) for information on canceling
recording or copying.
· Press the reset button if the disc auto changer fails
to operate correctly. Normal operation should be
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 37).
About KENWOOD "Music Editor" of PC
application attached to KDC-X9006U
· "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, www.kenwood.com.
About Audio file
· Playable Audio file
AAC-LC (.m4a), MP3 (.mp3), WMA (.wma),
· 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
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
: Audio fi
An online manual about audio files is put on the
site, www.kenwood.com/audiofile/. 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.
· For how to play the audio files recorded in a USB
device, see <CD/Audio file (USB/iPod/Internal
Memory) control features> (page 22).
· 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.
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 8) is "ON".