KENWOOD KDC-CMP21V Owner's Manual

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2 | English
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
the unit.
· If the unit starts to emit smoke or strange smells,
turn off the power immediately and consult your
Kenwood dealer.
To prevent damage to the machine, take
the following precautions:
· Do not open the top or bottom covers of the unit.
· 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 use your own screws. Use only the screws
provided. If you use the wrong screws, you could
damage the unit.
· When drilling a hole in the car to fix the brackets,
make sure not to damage the fuel tank, brake tube,
wiring harnesses, etc. on the other side.
· If the unit is installed near speakers, the speakers
vibration may causes a sound skip. Install the unit as
far away as possible from the speakers.
About a control unit that can be connected
to this unit
Note that any control units released in 1997 or earlier
cannot be connected to this unit.
Unsupported connection may result in damage.
Do Not Load 8 cm (3 in.) CDs
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.
· If you have difficulty in installing this unit in your
vehicle, contact your Kenwood dealer.
· If it doesn't seem to be working properly, first press
the Reset button. If the malfunction persists, consult
your Kenwood dealer.
Lens Fogging
Right after 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, CDs may be
impossible 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.
Heat protection
In warm climates, when vehicles are left standing
in direct sunlight with the windows closed, the
temperature inside can rise above 60°C. The unit's
protection circuits will then display the message
"HOLD" and prevent the player from operating. Just
open the windows or turn on the air conditioning. As
soon as the "HOLD" message disappears, the player
will operate normally.
Cleaning the Unit
If the front panel is dirty, wipe it clean with a silicon
cloth or soft dry cloth with the power off.
· Do not use hard cloths or paint thinner, alcohol, or other
volatile solvents. These may damage external surfaces or
remove indicator characters.
The marking of products using lasers
(Except for some areas)
The label is attached to the chassis/case and says
that the component uses laser beams that have been
classified as Class 1. It means that the unit is utilizing
laser beams that are of a weaker class. There is no
danger of hazardous radiation outside the unit.
Safety precautions
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Handling CDs
· Don't touch the recording surface of the CD.
· CD-R and CD-RW are easier to damage than a normal
music CD. Use a CD-R or a CD-RW after reading the
caution items on the package etc.
· Don't stick tape etc. on the CD.
Also, don't use a CD with tape stuck on it.
When using a new CD
If the CD center hole or outside rim has burrs, use it
after removing them with a ball pen etc.
CD accessories
Don't use disc type accessories.
CD cleaning
Clean from the center of the disc and move outward.
CDs that can't be used
· CDs that aren't round can't be used.
· CDs with coloring on the recording surface or that
are dirty can't be used.
· This unit can only play the CDs with
It may not correctly play discs which do not have the
· A CD-R or CD-RW that hasn't been finalized can't be
played. (For the finalization process refer to your CD-
R/CD-RW writing software, and your CD-R/CD-RW
recorder instruction manual.)
CD storage
· Don't place them in direct sunlight (On the seat or
dashboard etc.) and where the temperature is high.
· Store CDs in their cases.
About CDs
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Notes on playing MP3/WMA
Note, however, that the MP3/WMA recording media
and formats acceptable are limited. When writing MP3/
WMA, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Acceptable media
The MP3/WMA recording media acceptable to this unit
are CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW.
When using CD-RW, do full format not quick format to
prevent malfunction.
Acceptable medium formats
The following formats are available for the media used
in this unit. The maximum number of characters used
for file and folder name including the delimiter (".") and
three-character extension are indicated in parentheses.
· ISO 9660 Level 1 (12 characters)
· ISO 9660 Level 2 (31 characters)
· Joliet (64 characters; Up to 32 characters are
· Romeo (128 characters; Up to 64 characters are
· Long file name (200 characters; Up to 64 characters
are displayed)
For a list of available characters, see the instruction
manual of the writing software and the section
Entering file and folder names below.
The media reproducible on this unit has the following
· Maximum number of directory levels: 8
· Maximum number of files per folder: 255
· Maximum number of folders: 50
· Maximum number of files and folders: 512
MP3/WMA written in the formats other than the above
may not be successfully played and their file names or
folder names are not properly displayed.
Settings for your MP3/WMA encoder and
CD writer
Do the following setting when compressing audio data
in MP3/WMA data with the MP3/WMA encoder.
· Transfer bit rate: MP3: 8 --320 kbps
WMA: 48 --192 kbps
· Sampling frequency
MP3: 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
When you use your CD writer to record MP3/WMA
up to the maximum disc capacity, disable additional
writing. For recording on an empty disc up to the
maximum capacity at once, check Disc at Once.
· Play mode may not be possible when portions of the
functions of Windows Media Player 9 or higher are used.
Entering ID3 tag
The Displayable ID3 tag is ID3 version 1.x.
For the character code, refer to the List of Codes.
· Some characters cannot be displayed with a specific control
Entering file names
The code list characters are the only file names that
can be entered and displayed.
If you use any other character for entry, the file names
are not displayed correctly. They may neither be
displayed correctly depending on the CD writer used.
The unit recognizes and plays only those MP3/WMA
which have the MP3/WMA extension (.MP3/.WMA).
· A file with a name entered with characters not on the code
list may not play correctly.
Writing files into a medium
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded,
the unit checks all the data on the medium. If the
medium contains a lot of folders or non-MP3/WMA
files, therefore, it takes a long time until the unit starts
playing MP3/WMA.
In addition, it may take time for the unit to move to the
next MP3/WMA file or a File Search or Folder Search
may not be performed smoothly.
Loading such a medium may produce loud noise to damage
the speakers.
· Do no attempt to play a medium containing a non-MP3/
WMA file with the MP3/WMA extension.
The unit mistakes non-MP3/WMA files for MP3/WMA data as
long as they have the MP3/WMA extension.
· Do not attempt to play a medium containing non MP3/
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MP3/WMA playing order
When selected for play, Folder Search, or for File
Search, files and folders are accessed in the order in
which they were written by the CD writer.
Because of this, the order in which they are expected
to be played may not match the order in which they
are actually played. You may be able to set the order
in which MP3/WMA are to be played by writing them
onto a medium such as a CD-R with their file names
beginning with play sequence numbers such as "01" to
"99", depending on your CD writer.
For example, a medium with the following folder/ file
hierarchy is subject to Folder Search, or File Search as
shown below.
Example of a medium's folder/file hierarchy
When a File Search is executed with file ¡$ being
played ...
Operation of the
(Current file: ¡$)
4 Button
Beginning of file ¡$ ¡#
¢ Button
¡% ¡&
When a Folder Search is executed with file ¡$
being played ...
Operation of the
(Current folder: 4)
AM Button
3 2 1 8
FM Button
5 6 7 8 1


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