Kenwood DPC-MP922 Portable CD Player User Manual

B60-4989-00 00 CH (K.M.T.X)
In addition to normal audio CDs (CD-DA), this equipment is capable
of playing back media on which MP3 and WMA files have been stored.
This instruction manual is for common use with the 2 models
Unpack the unit carefully and make sure that all accessories are put aside
so they will not be lost.
Examine the unit for any possibility of shipping damage. If your unit is
damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If your unit
was shipped to you directly, notify the shipping company without delay.
Only the consignee (the person or company receiving the unit) can file a
claim against the carrier for shipping damage.
We recommend that you retain the original carton and packing materials
for use should you transport or ship the unit in the future.
Before using the rechargeable batteries
The rechargeable batteries comes non-charged condition. Read
"Recharging the batteries" carefully and charge the batteries be-
fore use.
KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason
specifications may be changed without notice.
The accessories marked by an asterrisk (*) are provided only for some areas.
Safety precautions
Caution: Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation.
1. Power sources — The unit should be connected to a power supply only of the type described
in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
2. Power-cord protection — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to
be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay particular attention to
cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
3. Enclosure removal — Never remove the enclosure. If the internal parts are touched acciden-
tally, a serious electric shock might occur.
4. Drop — Do not drop the unit or apply strong shock to it. (Damage due to dropping the unit is
not covered by the warranty.)
5. Ventilation — Avoid hindering the ventilation of the unit by covering it with a cloth, etc.
6. Abnormal smell — If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected, immediately turn the power
OFF and pull out the power cord. Contact your dealer or nearest service center.
7. Heat — Avoid placing the unit under direct sunlight or near a source of heat such as heating
equipment. Particularly, never leave it in an automobile or on the dashboard.
8. Temperature — The unit may not function properly if used at extremely low, or freezing tem-
peratures. The ideal ambient temperature is above +5°C (41°F).
9. Water and moisture — The unit should not be used near water — for example, near a bath-
tub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
10. Dust and moisture — Avoid places where is dusty or where the humidity is high.
11. Vibrations — Avoid placing the unit on an unstable place such as a shelf or in a place
subject to vibrations.
12. Magnetic fields — Keep the unit away from sources of magnetic fields such as TV sets,
speaker systems, radios, motorized toys or magnetized objects.
13. Cleaning — Do not use volatile solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner, gasoline, or benzine,
etc. to clean the cabinet. Use a clean dry cloth.
14. Nonuse periods — The power cord of the unit should be unplugged from the outlet when left
unused for a long period of time.
Please read all of the safety and operating instructions before operating this unit. For best results, follow all warnings placed on the unit and adhere to the operating
and use instructions. These safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
Notes on using through car stereo
In case of abnormality such as smoke production, immediately unplug the car bat-
tery adapter from the cigar lighter socket.
Do not leave the products or batteries in the car, particularly above the dashboard,
for this may lead to malfunction or damage due to solar heat.
If the unit is connected to a car stereo using an audio cord, noise may sometimes
Caution: Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation.
*For other countries
AC voltage selection
This unit operates on 110-120 or 220-240 AC voltage. The AC voltage selector switch on the
AC adapter is set to the voltage that prevails in the area to which the unit is shipped. Before
connecting the power cord to your AC outlet, make sure that the setting position of this switch
matches your line voltage. If not, it must be set to your voltage in accordance to the following
Our warranty does not cover damage caused by excessive line voltage due to improper setting
of the AC voltage selector switch.
AC voltage selector switch
Move switch lever to match your line
voltage with a small screwdriver or other
pointed tool.
The marking is located on the bottom side says that this
product has been classified as Class 1. It means that
there is no danger of hazardous radiation outside the
The marking of products using lasers (Except for some areas).
Media that can be played back with this
Usable media apart from audio CDs (CD-DA)
Usable media : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Usable formats : ISO9660 level 1 and level 2 (excluding expanded formats)
Files that can be played back: MP3 and WMA files
Creating media for playing back on this
Compressing MP3 and WMA files
Please set up the transfer bit rate setting for the compression software when com-
pressing MP3 and WMA files as follows:
MP3 Files : 128kbps recommended (32kbps-320kbps)
WMA Files : 128kbps recommended (64kbps-160kbps)
This unit is compatible with 32kHz, 44.1kHz (recommended) and 48kHz samplimg
Categorizing folders
As MP3 and WMA files are compressed into high-quality sound files at an extremely
high rate of compression, it is possible to record several times more tracks than audio
CDs onto a single medium. It is therefore convenient to split the tracks into different
folders by genre, artist or album for retrieval and repeat playback purposes.
A maximum of 23 folders or a maximum of 200 files can be stored on a single media.
There are cases where it is not possible to save folders in the desired sequence
depending on the software being used.
Naming files
Single-byte characters between A and Z, single-byte numerals between 0 and 9, and
the single-byte underscore (_) can be used when naming files. A maximum of twelve
characters can be displayed. Ensure that the ".MP3" (MP3 files) or ".WMA" (WMA files)
extension logs are attached to all file names.
Never add the MP3 or WMA extension logs to any files other than MP3 and WMA
files. If the MP3 or WMA extension logs are added to any files other than MP3 and
WMA files, the equipment will assume that they can be played back, and this will
produce loud noises in the headphones, resulting in damage of adverse effects.
Hint for when naming folders and files
When media containing MP3 and WMA files are played back on this equipment, the
sequence in which each track is played back will be the same as the sequence in which
they were saved. It is possible to set up the playback sequence by adding numbers
from between 01 and 99 to the front of the folder and the file name when saving the file.
There are cases where it is not possible to save files in the desired sequence de-
pending on the software being used.
Additional information
Depending on the MP3 and WMA compression software in use, it is possible to save
track titles, artist names and other information together with each sound file as addi-
tional information.
Although it is possible to display pre-recorded title and artist information with this infor-
mation, it is necessary to ensure that this information has been entered in single-byte
alphanumericals (Up to a maximum of 30 alphanumericals for each.).
The method of entering title and artist information will differ in accordance with the
compression software. Refer to the compression software's instruction manual or
help file.
Confirming media and files
Check to ascertain that MP3 and WMA files can be played back correctly on the per-
sonal computer in use prior to saving them onto the media. Check to ensure that the
saved file can be played back normally.
It is not possible to confirm that files can be played back correctly while they are
being saved onto the media.
When saving files onto media
Ensure that the session is closed or finalized when data has been written on media.
There are cases where media on which the session has not be closed or finalized will
not be played back correctly with this equipment.
There are cases were the folder names and file names will not be displayed cor-
rectly depending on the software used to save them.
Do not store files or folders other than MP3 and WMA on media to be played back
with this equipment.
It is recommended that ten or less sessions are stored when recording MP3 and
WMA files onto a medium.
There are cases where playback is not possible when MP3 and WMA files (CD-
ROM) and music CD information (CD-DA) are saved on the same media.
Signal reading format ·······················Non-contact signal reading (semi-conductor laser)
Frequency characteristics ···························································20Hz to 20kHz, +/-3dB
Headphone output (16 , 1kHz) ································································ 9mW + 9mW
LINE OUT output level/impedance ·····················································MAX 0.85V/10k
Power supply
External DC supply ··················································································DC 4.5 to 5.1V
Size AA alkaline batteries available on the open market (LR6/AA x 2 or 4) ·········DC 3V
Rechargeable batteries (NB-150 x 2) ································································DC 2.4V
Maximum external dimensions (width x height x depth)······129mm x 32mm x 138mm
(5-1/16˝x 1-1/4˝ x 5-7/16˝)
Weight (net) ··································································································· 260g (0.6lb)
Battery life expectancy (during continual repeated playback)
Size AA alkaline batteries available
on the open market (LR6/AA x 2)
Size AA alkaline batteries available
on the open market (LR6/AA x 4)
Rechargeable battery (NB-150 x 2)
9 hours
18 hours
7 hours
10 hours
22 hours
8 hours
When D.A.S.C. is off When D.A.S.C. is on
During MP3/WMA file playback
15. Damage requiring service — The unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the unit.
C. The unit has been exposed to rain.
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
E. The unit has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
16. Servicing — The user should not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in the
operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to
this equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly ap-
proved in the instruction manual. The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment
if an unauthorized change or modification is made.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a CLASS B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reason-
able protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment may
cause harmful interference to radio communications, if it is not installed and used in accor-
dance with the instructions. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or televi-
sion reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Before applying power
AC adaptors are designed for operation as follows.
U.S.A. and Canada ··········································································· AC 120 V only
Australia···························································································· AC 240 V only
Europe and U.K. ··············································································· AC 230 V only
*Other countries ············································AC 110-120 / 220 -240 V switchable
For the U.S.A.
10 hours
22 hours
8 hours
Details DPC-MP727 DPC-MP922
AC adapter
Remote controller
(Except for U.S.A., Canada and Australia)
Rechargeable batteries
(Except for U.S.A., Canada, U.K. and Europe)
External battery case
Battery carrying case
(Except for U.S.A., Canada, U.K. and Europe)
Car cassette adapter (CAC-3A)
Car battery adapter
AC plug adapter (Except for U.S.A., Canada,
Australia, U.K. and Europe)
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 dealer for infor-
mation or service on this product.
Model Serial Number
The standard accessories vary depending on the model of the unit. The accessories which
are not standard are optionally available. For details, please consult your dealer.
*1 pair