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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
THE LIGHTNING FLASH WITH ARROWHEAD
SYMBOL, WITHIN AN EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE,
IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER TO THE
PRESENCE OF UNINSULATED "DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE" WITHIN THE PRODUCT’S
ENCLOSURE THAT MAY BE OF SUFFICIENT
MAGNITUDE TO CONSTITUTE A RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK TO PERSONS.
THE EXCLAMATION POINT WITHIN AN
EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE IS INTENDED TO
ALERT THE USER TO THE PRESENCE OF
IMPORTANT OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE
(SERVICING) INSTRUCTIONS IN THE
LITERATURE ACCOMPANYING THE APPLIANCE.
Declaration of Conformity with regard
to the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
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Kenwood Electronics Europe BV
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COMPACT Hi-Fi COMPONENT SYSTEM
CAUTION for outdoor antenna installation
Since antenna installation necessitates skill and experience,
always consult your dealer before installation. The antenna
should be placed at a distance from the power distribution
wires. Otherwise, an electric shock accident may occur if the
antenna falls down.
Prepare the remote control
Insert the batteries into the remote control by matching the polarity (+ and –) correctly.
To insert the batteries in the remote control
To select the sound mode suitable for your favorite
Setting the clock
You can set the clock only when the System is turned
off (on standby.)
If you have already set the clock before, press and
hold CLOCK/SLEEP until the clock is flashing.
2 Adjust the hour and minute.
The clock may gain or lose 1 to 2 minutes per month.
You may need to readjust the clock periodically.
To get the best performance of the System, keep your
discs and the mechanism clean.
Remove the disc from its case by holding it at the edge
while pressing the center hole lightly.
Do not touch the shiny surface of the disc, or bend the
Put the disc back in its case after use.
Be careful not to scratch the surface of the disc when
placing it back in its case.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, temperature
extremes, and moisture.
To clean the disc:
Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a straight line from
center to edge.
Cleaning the System
Stains should be wiped off with a soft cloth. If the
System is heavily stained, wipe it with a cloth soaked in
water-diluted neutral detergent and wrung well, then
wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Since the System may deteriorate in quality, become
damaged or get its paint peeled off, be careful about
DO NOT wipe it hard.
DO NOT wipe it with thinner or benzine.
DO NOT apply any volatile substances such as
insecticides to it.
DO NOT allow any rubber or plastic to remain in
contact for a long time.
Cleaning the CD pickup lens
Keep the CD pickup lens clean, or the sound may be
degraded. Use a blower (available at a camera store,
etc.) to blow dust off the lens.
After unpacking, check to make sure that you have all
the following items:
Remote control: RC-F0323E (× 1)
R03 (UM-4)/AAA (24F)-size batteries (× 2)
FM antenna (× 1)
If anything is missing, consult your dealer immediately.
Store the battery in a place where children cannot reach. If a child
accidentally swallows the battery, consult a doctor immediately.
To prevent the battery from overheating, cracking, or starting a fire:
Do not recharge, short, disassemble or heat the battery or dispose of it in
Do not leave the battery with other metallic materials.
Do not poke the battery with tweezers or similar tools.
Dispose of battery in the proper manner, according to federal, state, and
The battery (battery pack or battery installed) shall not be exposed to
excessive heat source such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type.
To a wall outlet
FM antenna (supplied): Extend it so that you can obtain the best reception.
Make sure the antenna conductors do not touch any other terminals, connecting cords
or the power cord. Also, keep the antenna away from metallic parts of the System,
connecting cords, and the AC power cord. Otherwise, it could cause poor reception.
Sound and other adjustments
Connections Do not connect the AC power cord until all other connections have been made.
In this manual...
The remote control buttons are used for explaining the
operations unless mentioned otherwise. However, if the
System has the same or similar button names, they can
also be used for the operations.
“File” and “track” are used interchangeably.
Output Power: 5 W + 5 W at 4 Ω (10% THD)
Speakers/Impedance: 4 Ω – 8 Ω
Audio Input: AUDIO IN: Stereo mini (ø 3.5 mm)
250 mV/50 kΩ
Digital input: USB MEMORY
FM tuning range: 87.50 MHz – 108.00 MHz
Wow and flutter: Immeasurable
USB specification: Compatible with USB 2.0 Full Speed
Compatible device: Mass storage class
Compatible system: FAT16, FAT32
Output power: DC 5 V
Power requirement: AC 230 V
/ 50 Hz
Power consumption at operation: 25 W
Power consumption in standby mode: 1 W or less
Dimensions (approx.): 150 mm × 175 mm × 211 mm
(W × H × D)
Weight (approx.): 2.1 kg
If you are having a problem with your System, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service.
Power does not come on. \ Power plug is not inserted securely. Plug it in securely.
Adjustments or settings are suddenly
canceled before you finish.
\ There is a time limit. Start the procedure again.
Unable to operate the System from the
\ The path between the remote control and the remote sensor on the
System is blocked.
\ The batteries are exhausted.
No sound is heard. \ Headphones are connected.
\ Set the volume control to proper sound level.
Hard to listen to broadcasts because of
\ Antenna connection is incorrect or loose.
\ The FM antenna is not properly extended and positioned.
\ Electrostatic discharge from your body may cause noise. If this
happens, turn the System off then on again.
The disc/USB mass storage class device
does not play.
\ The disc is placed upside down. Place the disc with the label side
\ The disc is recorded using “packet writing (UDF file system).” It cannot
\ The USB mass storage class device is not connected properly.
Groups and tracks are not played back as
\ Playing order is determined when the groups and tracks are recorded.
It depends on the writing application.
The disc/USB mass storage class device
sound is discontinuous.
\ The disc is scratched or dirty.
\ MP3/WMA files have not been properly recorded onto the USB mass
storage class device.
Sound from the USB mass storage class
device is interrupted.
\ Noise and static electricity may stop the sound. In this case, disconnect
and connect the USB mass storage class device again after turning off
If the System does not work correctly, disconnect the AC power cord from the wall outlet, wait for a while, then
connect the cord again.
Kenwood corporation bears no responsibility for any loss of data in the USB mass storage class device while using this
Playable disc/file types
This System can play back...
Audio CD and CD-R/CD-RW in Audio CD format
MP3/WMA files on a CD-R/CD-RW (ISO 9660
format) or USB mass storage class device
(maximum data transfer rate: 2 Mbps)
This System cannot play “packet write” discs.
For MP3/WMA playback...
Some MP3/WMA files may not be played back due
to their recording conditions.
Files created with the following functions provided
with Windows Media™ Player 9 or after cannot be
• WMA Professional
• WMA Lossless
• WMA Voice
This System can play only discs of ISO 9660 Level
1 or Level 2.
This System can play back MP3/WMA recorded at
the following sampling frequency and bitrate.
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Bitrate: 32 kbps – 320 kbps (VBR*)
*Audio files encoded in VBR (Variable Bitrate)
may contain data outside the compatible bitrate
of this system. Such audio files containing
incompatible bitrates cannot be played back.
It is recommended to record each file at a
sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and at a bitrate of
This System can recognize a total of 999 tracks and
This System can show the Tag data.
For playback of files on a USB mass storage class
You cannot play back files larger than 2 GB.
This System may not play back some USB mass
storage class devices and does not support DRM
(Digital Rights Management).
To check the current time during playback
The time is displayed for a few seconds.
If there is a power failure
The clock loses its settings and “0:00” flashes. You need
to set the clock again.
To display MP3(ID3)/WMA tag information
During playback of MP3/WMA...
MP3(ID3)/WMA tag information is displayed
automatically as follows:
You can set Sleep Timer only when the System is turned
2 Specify the time (in minutes).
To check the remaining time until the System shuts
off, press and hold CLOCK/SLEEP.
To change the shut-off time, press CLOCK/SLEEP
To drop the volume in a moment
To restore the volume, press again or adjust the
Hyper Bass Sound (HBS)
To reinforce the bass sound