DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER
M1GC7
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
© English /00 (E) 0609
Contents
Safety precautions.............................................3
Operating Precautions.....................................5
Handling.......................................................................5
Maintenance of the unit.....................................5
Unpacking............................................................5
Read Before Use
Names and functions of parts.......................6
Flow for music playback..................................7
Screen display items.........................................7
Loading the battery..........................................8
Connecting stereo headphones...................9
HOLD function....................................................9
Switching Power ON/OFF...............................9
For first use
Recharging Battery/ Connecting a PC.... 10
Recharging Battery/ Connecting a PC.... 10
PC system configuration requirements10
Recharging and battery indication........... 10
Disconnecting the Player from the PC... 11
Capturing Music in PC................................... 12
The Player can play the following three
types of music files......................................... 12
Using Windows Media Player 10/9........... 12
Transferring Music from PC......................... 13
Using Windows Media Player 10/9........... 13
Data transfer by drag & drop........................ 13
Playing music tracks
Setting and adjusting the Player
Selecting music for playback...................... 14
Display during playback............................... 15
Operations available during playback.... 16
To skip an item:...................................................... 16
Various play modes........................................ 17
Favorite............................................................... 17
Sleep timer and alarm timer....................... 27
Various setups.................................................. 28
Function items that can be set.................. 28
Setting the menu language........................ 29
Initialization/Formatting.............................. 30
Appendix
Receiving FM broadcasting
Connection of external components...... 31
Connecting to the headphones jack....... 31
Connecting to the USB connector............ 31
Digital Audio Player Link.............................. 32
Glossary.............................................................. 33
Error messages................................................. 33
Troubleshooting.............................................. 34
Specifications................................................... 35
Selecting FM broadcasting.......................... 18
Display for FM reception.............................. 18
Tuning a FM station........................................ 19
Auto tuning.............................................................. 19
Manual tuning........................................................ 19
Preset tuning........................................................... 20
Presetting FM stations................................... 21
Presetting by auto tuning............................... 21
Presetting by manual tuning........................ 21
Deregistering a preset FM station............. 22
Monaural reception........................................ 22
Adjusting the audio
Adjusting the audio....................................... 23
Adjusting the volume........................................ 23
Selecting the sound effects........................... 23
Managing files
Viewing files...................................................... 25
Deleting tracks................................................. 26
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Safety precautions
6. Heat – Avoid placing the appliance under direct sunlight or near a source of
heat such as heating equipment. Particularly, never leave it in an automobile or on
the dashboard.
¤ Caution:
Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation.
WARNING :
TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
7. Temperature – The appliance may not function properly if used at extremely low,
or freezing temperatures. The ideal ambient temperature is above +5°C (41°F).
8. Water and moisture – The appliance shall not be exposed to dripping and
splashing — for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in
a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc. Do not place an object containing
liquid, such as a flower vase, on the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
Heed Warnings – All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions should be followed.
9. Dust and moisture – Avoid places where is dusty or where the humidity is
high.
1. Power sources – The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of
the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
12. Cleaning – Do not use volatile solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner, gasoline,
or benzine, etc. to clean the cabinet. Use a clean dry cloth.
2. Enclosure removal – Never remove the enclosure. If the internal parts are
touched accidentally, a serious electric shock might occur.
13. Nonuse periods – The power cord of the unit should be unplugged from the
outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
3. Drop – Do not drop the unit or apply strong shock to it. (Damage due to
dropping the unit is not covered by the warranty.)
14. Damage requiring service – The appliance should be serviced by qualified
service personnel when :
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance.
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain.
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
10. Vibrations – Avoid placing the appliance on an unstable place such as a shelf
or in a place subject to vibrations.
11. Magnetic fields – Keep the appliance away from sources of magnetic fields
such as TV sets, speaker systems, radios, motorized toys or magnetized objects.
4. Ventilation – Avoid hindering the ventilation of the appliance by covering it
with a cloth, etc.
5. 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.
15. 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.
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Safety precautions
Notes on using through car stereo
Information on Disposal of Old Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (applicable for EU countries that have adopted
separate waste collection systems)
• 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
interfere.
Products with the symbol (crossed-out wheeled bin)cannot be
disposed as household waste.
Old electrical and electronic equipment should be recycled
at a facility capable of handling these items and their waste
byproducts.
Contact your local authority for details in locating a recycle facility
nearest to you.
Proper recycling and waste disposal will help conserve resources
whilst preventing detrimental effects on our health and the
environment.
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Operating Precautions
Unpacking
Handling
• Do not apply an excessive force to the display part. Otherwise, it may be damaged.
• Avoid storing the player in a bag together with a hard object. Otherwise, the player may be
damaged when the bag is pushed.
• Do not expose the player to an insecticide or other volatile substance or bring the player
in extended contact with a rubber or vinyl material. Otherwise, discoloration or peeling of
the surface finish may result.
• Do not put the player in a pocket of trousers. Otherwise, it may be damaged due to a
strong impact when you sit down, etc.
• Protect the player against sweat and moisture.
Do not use the player by putting it in a breast pocket for long hours in the summer or
during exercise. Otherwise, penetration of moisture or sweat may cause malfunction or
failure.
USB cable
Headphones
Maintenance of the unit
When the front panel or case becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not use thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. for these agents may cause discoloration.
Player (main unit)
Strap
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Quick start manual
Rechargeable battery
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Names and functions of parts
Read Before Use
/ Power/Menu button
• Press shortly to open the pop-up
menu. Pressing the button again
closes the pop-up menu.
• Press and hold to switch the power
ON/OFF.
• Press when the display is turned off
(screen saver mode) to turn on the
display.
Strap eyelet
Phones jack
Multi-control button
5 Up button
• Press to move the cursor upward.
• Press during playback to skip to
the beginning of the current track.
Pressing the button at the beginning
of a track skips to the beginning of
the previous track.
• Press and hold to fast reverse the
music.
• Also used for tuning stations during
FM broadcast reception.
Display
Power/Menu
button
VOLUME
button
∞ Down button
• Press to move the cursor downward.
• Press during playback to skip to the
beginning of the next track.
• Press and hold to fast forward the
music.
• Also used for tuning stations during
FM broadcast reception.
HOLD
switch
3 Right button
• Press to enter an item and advance to
the next (right) item.
6 Play/Pause button
• Press to play a track or let it pause.
• Press while the menu is displayed to
enter a selected item.
• Also used to switch the tuning mode
during FM broadcast reception.
VOLUME button
• Press to increase (+) or decrease (-)
the volume. Pressing and holding a
button segment varies the volume
gradually.
HOLD switch
• Press to defeat all other buttons. This
helps prevent erroneous operation of
the Player when it is carried in a bag,
etc.
Phones jack
• Connect the provided stereo
headphones.
USB jack
• Connect to a PC using the provided
USB cable to transfer music files or
recharge the battery.
2 Left button
Multi-control button
• Press to return to the previous (left)
display. This can be used for example
to return from the playback display to
the track list.
• Press and hold to return to the home
screen.
• Also used to hide a pop-up menu.
USB jack
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Flow for music playback
Read Before Use
Preparation
Preparation of
music files
Playback of music
Screen display items
Home screen
Loading the battery (page 8)
Connecting stereo headphones (page 9)
Canceling the HOLD function (page 9)
Switching Power ON (page 9)
Recharging Battery/ Connecting a PC (page 10)
title
ToTrack
Home
sc
SPRM
Sound mode
Play mode
Artist
Album
Track
Favorite
Capturing Music in PC (page 12)
Transferring Music from PC (page 13)
Playing music tracks
Selecting music for playback (page 14)
Operations available during playback (page 15-17)
Receiving FM broadcasting
Selecting FM broadcasting (page 18)
Operations available during FM reception (page 18-22)
Volume and tone
adjustments
Pop-up menu
Artist
Album
Track
Favorite
Genre
Year
Folder
FM radio
Settings
(page 14)
(page 14)
(page 14)
(page 14)
(page 14)
(page 14)
(page 25)
(page 18)
(page 28)
Illumination
Brightness
Screen saver
Auto power off
Beep
Theme color
Language
Format
Initialize
System
(page 28)
(page 28)
(page 28)
(page 28)
(page 28)
(page 28)
(page 29)
(page 30)
(page 30)
(page 28)
To Home screen
SPRM
Sound mode
Play mode
Add favorite
Delete favorite
Skip+
Skip–
Timer setting
Properties
To Home screen
SPRM
Sound mode
Timer setting
Multiplex
Add preset
Delete preset
Auto preset
(page 23)
(page 23)
(page 17)
(page 17)
(page 17)
(page 16)
(page 16)
(page 27)
(Music properties
information)
(page 23)
(page 23)
(page 27)
(page 22)
(page 21)
(page 22)
(page 21)
Adjusting the audio
Adjusting the volume (page 23)
Selecting the sound effects (page 23)
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Loading the battery
Read Before Use
Caution on use of rechargeable battery (NiMH rechargeable battery NB3A90)
Insert the provided rechargeable battery in the Player.
A commercially available AAA (LR03) size alkaline battery can also be used.
• The Player is powered by a NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) rechargeable battery. As the
rechargeable battery discharges spontaneously even when it is not used, it should
be recharged at least every other month.
• The rechargeable battery can be recharged for up to about 300 times.
• When the operation time reduces even after full recharging, replace the
rechargeable battery with new one. (Please purchase the optional NB-3A90.)
• A small amount of current flows through the Player even when the Power switch is
set to OFF. Remove the rechargeable battery when the Player is not to be used for a
long period of time.
• The rechargeable battery may warm during recharging or use, but this is not
malfunction.
¤ WARNING
If the alkaline fluid of the battery enter your eyes, immediately rinse with abundant
water and see the doctor. Otherwise, loss of vision or injury may result.
¤ CAUTION
When inserting the battery, always fit the · end first. Do not insert the battery by
force, as this may break the battery coating and cause short-circuiting, burst, fluid leak
and/or burns.
•Before using the battery, connect the Player to the PC and fully recharge the battery.
•If (white) is displayed, connect the Player to the PC to recharge the battery.
•Always use the NB-3A90 rechargeable battery that is provided but also available optionally.
Never attempt to recharge a battery other than the dedicated battery from Kenwood.
•If you use a dry cell battery, use an alkaline battery. Normal operation may not be possible if a
manganese battery is used.
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Read Before Use
Connecting stereo headphones
Switching Power ON/OFF
Connect the provided stereo headphones to the Player.
1
Switch the Player ON.
2
Switch the Player OFF.
Press and hold the Power/Menu button until
the KENWOOD logo is displayed.
The Player enters the mode before the last time
it was switched OFF.
Press and hold the Power/Menu button until
the display is turned off.
•The headphones also play the role of an antenna. Always connect them when receiving FM
broadcasting.
HOLD function
The HOLD function defeats all of the Player’s buttons and helps prevent erroneous
operation when the Player is carried in a bag, etc.
The HOLD function should be canceled before using the Player.
HOLD canceled
HOLD
(Red indication is visible.)
•The display is turned off automatically when the Player has not been operated for a certain
period of time (screen saver mode). The Power/Menu button blinks every 5 seconds in the
screen saver mode. The time until the screen saver mode is activated can be changed (page
28).
•When the HOLD function is switched on and the display is in the screen saver mode, the
Power/Menu button blinks twice every 5 seconds. " " is displayed when the display is turned
on.
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Recharging Battery/ Connecting a PC
For first use
Connect the Player to a PC to transfer music from the PC to the Player and to recharge
its battery.
The Player and PC can be connected in either connection mode below.
• Storage
Mode for data transfer and battery recharging. The Player cannot be operated while
it is connected in this mode.
• Player
Mode for operating the Player for playback, etc., while recharging the battery. Data
transfer from the PC is not available in this mode.
Recharging Battery/ Connecting a PC
Using the provided USB cable, connect the Player to a PC.
1
Connect the Player to a PC.
2
Select the connection mode.
See page 10.
USB mode
Storage
Player
•Start up the PC before connecting the Player.
•The Player is switched ON automatically at the moment it is connected to the PC.
•When the USB connection, always use a supplied USB cable.
•The player should be connected directly to the USB port of the PC. We cannot guarantee the
operation if the player is connected via a USB hub.
Recharging and battery indication
PC system configuration requirements
OS
USB connector
=
=
=
=
(White)
(Red)
Microsoft® Windows® XP/2000
Compliant to USB 1.1/2.0 standard (USB 2.0 recommended)
•All of the above specified PC environment does not guarantee full operation of the Player.
•Use a PC in which either OS mentioned above is preinstalled. Operation is not guaranteed on a
PC running an upgraded OS or a PC assembled by yourself.
(White)
(Red)
Shows the remaining power of the battery.
Indications during recharging.
The battery is nearly exhausted. Recharge it if it is rechargeable.
The battery is not inserted or not rechargeable.
(ON)
The indicator lights during recharging.
(OFF)
The indicator is extinguished when recharging completes.
Recharging completes in about 3 hours.
•The Player can recharge only the NB-3A90 rechargeable battery that is provided but also
available optionally. Never attempt to recharge a battery other than the dedicated battery from
Kenwood.
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Connecting a PC/Recharging Battery
For first use
Disconnecting the Player from the PC
1
Click the [Safe To Remove Hardware] icon.
2Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device].
∞
When the message showing that the Player
can be disconnected safely, disconnect it from
the PC.
•If the connection mode is the Player mode, simply unplug the USB cable from the PC.
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Capturing Music in PC
For first use
Using Windows Media Player 10/9
To play music files as tracks of this Player, first rip music files in the PC.
A music CD can be ripped into the PC using the Windows Media Player 10/9.
The Player can play the following three types of music files.
• MP3 (*.mp3) : MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
Sampling frequency
Transfer bit rate
Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
ID3 tag
(The following steps describes the operation with the Windows Media Player 10.)
44.1 KHz
64k – 320 kbps
64k – 320 kbps
Ver. 2.2/ 2.3/ 2.4
• WMA (*.wma) : Windows Media Audio
Sampling frequency
44.1 KHz
Transfer bit rate
32k – 320 kbps
Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
32k – 355 kbps
• WAV (*.wav) : WAVE file (PCM)
Sampling frequency
Bit count
Channel
44.1 KHz
16 bit
Stereo/Monaural
1
Launch the Windows Media Player.
2
Click the [Rip] button on the top.
3
Place a music CD in the CD-ROM drive of the PC.
4
Check the checkboxes of the CD tracks to be ripped.
5
Click the [Rip Music] button.
•For selecting a destination folder or a file format, go to [Tools] menu > [Options] > [Rip music]
tab.
•For the operating procedures of software including the Windows Media Player 10/9, refer to
the manuals and help information for the software.
•If copy protection is set, when capturing tracks of a music CD into the PC using the Windows
Media Player 10/9, transferring the music file to the Player is limited only to the Windows Media
Player 10/9. The music files which are transferred using drag & drop or copy & paste cannot be
played.
•Before transferring a music file, view it with the Windows Media Player 10/9 to confirm that the
genre, artist name, album title and track title are set correctly.
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Transferring Music from PC
For first use
Data transfer by drag & drop
The obtained music files can then be transferred to the Player.
Open the Windows Explorer and drag & drop the desired file from the PC’s hard disk drive
to this Player (expressed as [KENWOOD_DAP] on Windows). Copy & paste can also be
used for data transfer.
Using Windows Media Player 10/9
(The following steps describes the operation with the Windows Media Player 10.)
1
Connect the Player to a PC.
2
Launch the Windows Media Player.
3
Click the [Sync] button on the top.
4
Select the removable disk (KENWOOD_DAP) corresponding to
this Player.
5
Add the music files to be transferred in the Sync List.
6
Click the [Start Sync] button.
1
Open the removable disk corresponding to this Player.
Click [Start] – [My Computer] – [KENWOOD_DAP].
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2
Open the folder storing the desired music file.
3
Drag & drop the music file into the removable disk.
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Selecting music for playback
Playing music tracks
4
Select and play the desired track.
Artist
Select Artist name = Album title = Track title.
Album
Select Album title = Track title.
Track
Select Track title directly.
Favorite
Select one of the tracks registered as favorite tracks.
Genre
Year
Folder
Select Genre = Artist name = Album title = Track title.
Select Year of release = Track title.
Select Folder and then follow the hierarchy to select the music file for the desired Track.
Artist
Album
Track
Favorite
Connect headphones and switch the Player ON.
2
Open the home screen.
3
Album
Album 1
Album 2
Album 3
6
Select an intermediate item ("Album 2", for example).
Album
Album 1
Album 2
Album 3
See page 9.
Press and hold the Left button
until the home screen appears.
7
If the Play/Pause button is pressed now, all of
the tracks in the selected intermediate item
will be played.
For example, pressing the Play/Pause button after
selecting an album plays all of the tracks in that
album.
Select a track ("Track 2", for example).
Album 2
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Select a major item ("Album", for example).
Artist
Album
Track
Favorite
Press the Right button to enter the selection.
The list for the major item (intermediate items)
is displayed.
5Select an intermediate item ("Album 2", for example).
When a major item is selected, the list of intermediate items located below it is displayed.
Press the Play/Pause button when the item to be played (Track or item name) is displayed
starts its playback.
When a track is selected from the album title, the tracks are played in order they are recorded
in the album. When a track is selected from other item, the tracks are played in order of track
titles.
1
Select a major item ("Album", for example).
Press the Up/Down button to move the cursor
to the desired item.
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Display during playback
Selecting music for playback
Playing music tracks
8
The display shows various information during playback.
Play a track ("Track 2", for example).
Album 2
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Playback starts with the track selected in step
7 of the intermediate item selected in step 6.
In this example, playback starts with "Track 2"
in "Album 2".
Elapsed time.
progress bar
Mode
3 : Play
8 : Pause
Supreme/
Sound mode
(page 23)
Play mode
(page 17)
Elapsed play time
Track title
Track title
Track No./
Number of
selected tracks
Remaining battery
power
(page 10)
HOLD switch
(page 9)
: HOLD
None: HOLD canceled
Sleep timer/ .
Alarm timer
(page 27)
: Alarm timer on
: Sleep timer on
•A track that does not contain tag information is classified as "Unknown".
•If you commit a mistake and want to reselect an item, press the Left button to return to the
previous item.
•To restart the selection from the beginning, press and hold the Left buttonto return to the
home screen.
•In this page, the "selection" and "entry" are described in two steps (steps 3 and 4, for example).
From the subsequent pages, these operations will be described in a single step.
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Operations available during playback
Playing music tracks
To skip an item:
Played tracks can be skipped on a per-item basis as shown below.
Artist skip
Album skip
Genre skip
Year skip
Up button
Play mode:
Power/Menu button
Displays the pop-up menu.
Press in screen saver mode
to turn the display on.
Left button
Each press skips to the beginning
of the current track or of the
previous track (Skip-down).
Press and hold to fast reverse
the track.
Skips to the tracks of the next (Artist skip+) or previous (Artist skip-) artist.
Skips to the tracks of the next (Album skip+) or previous (Album skip-) album.
Skips to the tracks of the next (Genre skip+) or previous (Genre skip-) genre.
Skips to the tracks of the next (Year skip+) or previous (Year skip-) year of release.
The item to be skipped is determined according to the item used to select the track being
played. (page 14)
Pause mode:
1
Each press skips to the beginning
of the current track or of the
Open the pop-up menu during playback.
Track title
previous track (Skip-down).
Press and hold to skip to the
previous tracks one after another.
Displays the previous list.
Play/Pause button
Play mode:
Lets playback pause
temporarily.
2
Down button
Play mode:
Pause mode:
Each press plays the next track (Skip-up).
Press and hold to fast forward the music.
Resumes playback.
Pause mode:
Track
title
Add
favorite
Artist skip+
Artist skip−
Timer setting
Each press skips to the beginning of the next
track (Skip-up).
Press and hold to skip to the subsequent tracks
one after another.
Select "Artist skip+" or "Artist skip-".
The displayed items vary to "Artist skip",
"Album skip", "Genre skip" or "Year skip"
depending on the item used to select the track
being played.
•The Player switches OFF automatically after it has been left in pause mode for a certain period
of time (Auto Power-OFF). The time until Auto Power-OFF occurs can be changed (page 28).
•When the pop-up menu is opened in the middle of playback and "Properties" is selected, the
properties information on the track being played is displayed.
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Playing music tracks
Various play modes
Favorite
One of the following six play modes can be selected.
Tracks you are particularly fond of can be registered in the Favorite folder for playing
only the favorite tracks later.
Off
Playback stops after having played the tracks in the list.
Repeat one
Playback of the same track repeatedly.
Random
Playback of all of the tracks in the list in a random order, playing every track once.
Repeat
Playback of all of the tracks in the list repeatedly.
Repeat random
Repeated playback of all of the tracks in the list in a random order.
Intro
Playback of the introduction parts of all of the tracks in the list, playing the first 10 seconds of every
track.
1
Track title
The tracks in the list vary depending on the item used for selecting the track being played.
(page 14)
1
2
2
Press during playback.
3
To deregister a track from the favorite tracks…
Trackfavori
title
Delete
Artist skip+
Artist skip−
Timer setting
Select "Play mode".
title
ToTrack
Home
sc
SPRM
Sound mode
Play mode
3
Select "Add favorite".
Track
title
Add
favorite
Artist skip+
Artist skip−
Timer setting
Display the pop-up menu.
Track title
Play a track you like and open the pop-up menu.
Play the track, open the pop-up menu and
select "Delete favorite".
Select the desired play mode.
OffTrack title
Repeat one
Random
Repeat
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•To play only the favorite tracks, open the home screen and select "Favorite".
•Up to 30 tracks can be registered as favorite tracks.
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Receiving FM broadcasting
Selecting FM broadcasting
Display for FM reception
The Player can be used to receive FM broadcasting.
The FM radio display shows various information.
1
2
Tuning mode
(page 19)
Auto: Auto tuning
Manual: Manual tuning
Preset: Preset tuning
Open the home screen.
Press and hold the Left button
until the home screen appears.
Tuned frequency
Select the FM radio mode.
Auto
Genre
Year
Folder
FM radio
Supreme/
Sound mode
(page 23)
Stereo/Monaural
(page 22)
: Stereo
broadcasting
received
: Set for monaural
reception
None: Other than
above
Remaining battery
power
(page 10)
HOLD switch
(page 9)
: HOLD
None: HOLD canceled
Sleep timer/ .
Alarm timer
(page 27)
: Alarm timer on
: Sleep timer on
•The headphones also play the role of an antenna. Always connect them when receiving FM
broadcasting.
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Tuning a FM station
Receiving FM broadcasting
Auto tuning
Manual tuning
Tunable FM stations can be searched automatically.
FM stations can be searched manually.
1
Auto
2
1
Select the auto tuning mode.
Each press of the button switches the tuning
mode in order of "Auto" = "Manual" =
"Preset".
Auto
2
Start auto tuning.
Auto
Select the manual tuning mode.
: Auto tuning by decreasing frequencies.
: Auto tuning by increasing frequencies.
Start manual tuning.
Manual
•The default tuning mode set before the Player left the factory is "Auto".
Each press of the button switches the tuning
mode in order of "Auto" = "Manual" =
"Preset".
: Decreases frequencies.
: Increases the frequency.
Pressing and holding the Up or Down button
varies the tuned frequency continuously.
•The default tuning mode set before the Player left the factory is "Auto".
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Receiving FM broadcasting
Tuning a FM station
Preset tuning
FM stations can be preset and recalled later.
1
Select the preset tuning mode.
Auto
2
Select a preset number.
Preset
Each press of the button switches the tuning
mode in order of "Auto" = "Manual" =
"Preset".
: Recalls the previous preset number.
: Recalls the next preset number.
•For the method of presetting stations, see pages 21 and 22.
•The default tuning mode set before the Player left the factory is "Auto".
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Receiving FM broadcasting
Presetting FM stations
Presetting by auto tuning
Presetting by manual tuning
The following steps makes it possible to search the FM stations with good reception
conditions automatically and preset them together. (Auto preset)
The following steps make it possible to preset FM stations individually in desired preset
numbers so that the preset stations can later be recalled using the preset numbers.
(Manual preset)
1
Display the pop-up menu.
Auto
1
Tune the desired FM station.
2
Display the pop-up menu.
See page 19.
Auto
2
Select "Auto preset".
Auto
Multiplex
Add perset
Auto preset
3
3
Auto
Multiplex
Add preset
Auto preset
Select "Yes".
NoAuto
Yes
Select "Add preset".
FM stations with good reception conditions are
preset one after another.
4
Select a preset number.
Auto
P03
87.50 MHz
92.10 MHz
With preset numbers in which no FM station
are registered, "---- MHz" is displayed in the
center line. With preset numbers in which FM
stations are registered, the frequencies of the
preset station are displayed in the center lines.
•Up to 32 FM stations can be preset.
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Receiving FM broadcasting
Monaural reception
Presetting FM stations
Deregistering a preset FM station
Stereo broadcasting can also be received in monaural.
When the reception condition of an FM station is poor, the reception can sometimes be
improved and noise reduced by receiving it in monaural.
Preset FM stations can be deregistered as follows.
1
Select the "Preset" tuning mode and select the preset number.
2
Display the pop-up menu.
1
See page 20.
Display the pop-up menu.
Auto
Preset 01
2
3
Auto
Multiplex
Add preset
Auto preset
Select "Delete preset".
Auto
Multiplex
Delete prese
Auto preset
3
4
Select "Multiplex".
Select "Mono".
Auto
Auto
stereo
Mono
Select "Yes".
Auto
DeletePreset
Preset 01
Yes
No
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•To return to auto stereo reception, select "Auto stereo" in step 3.
•The default tuning mode set before the Player left the factory is "Auto stereo".
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Adjusting the audio
Adjusting the audio
Adjusting the volume
Selecting the sound effects
Adjust the listening volume as follows.
Select one of the 9 modes.
1
SPRM
(Supreme)
Select the volume level.
Track title
Pressing and holding a button segment varies
the volume gradually.
On
Kenwood-original tone improvement technology, which creates
realistic sound by interpolating the high-frequency components
that are lost in MP3 or WMA audio compression.
NORMAL
Playback in normal tone.
BASS/ POPS/ Playback in a tone matching the genre of music.
Sound mode
ROCK/ JAZZ/
DANCE/ VOICE
CUSTOM
∞
Desired tone can be set using a 5-band custom equalizer.
Track title
1
Open the pop-up menu.
Track title
16
Open from the playback screen or FM reception
screen.
To select "SPRM":
2
Select "SPRM".
title
ToTrack
Home
sc
SPRM
Sound mode
Play mode
•If the headphone volume is increased too much, you will be unable to hear the sounds from
outside. Be careful not to increase the volume too much.
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Volume and tone adjustments
Adjusting the audio
3
To select "CUSTOM":
Select "On".
OnTrack title
Off
4
Select the frequency band to be adjusted.
5
Set the response level.
6
Enter the selection.
To select "Sound mode":
2
Select "Sound mode".
Set the response levels of other frequency
bands by repeating steps 4 and 5 for each.
title
ToTrack
Home
sc
SPRM
Sound mode
Play mode
3
Select the desired sound mode.
Track title
NORMAL
BASS
POPS
ROCK
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•With the default condition set at the factory, Supreme is set to "Off" and Sound mode is set to
"NORMAL".
•Supreme and Sound mode cannot be used simultaneously.
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Viewing files
<
(PDF file)
file)
< Manual(PDF
M1GC7_English.pdf
M1GC7_French.pdf
…
Managing files
The list of the music files stored in the Player can be displayed.
Root
Root
(KENWOOD_DAP)
<
Folder
Folder
<
Audio data
Audio
data
1
Select "Folder".
Genre
Year
Folder
FM radio
2
Select the folder in the lower level.
Folder
Folder1
Folder2
File001.mp3
A list of music files in the selected folder will
be displayed.
•The folder configuration below "Folder" is variable depending on the situations of use and the
number of hierarchical levels is also variable. As a result, when viewing the list of folders, it may
be necessary to repeat step 2 according to the number of hierarchical levels.
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Deleting tracks
Managing files
4
The music files transferred from the PC to the Player can be deleted from the Player.
1
To Play scre
To Home sc
Delete file
Select "Folder".
Genre
Year
Folder
FM radio
2
5
Confirm the selection.
NoTrack title
Yes
Select the track (music file) to be deleted.
Folder1
File100.WMA
File101.WMA
File102.WMA
3
Select "Delete file".
Display the pop-up menu.
To Play scre
To Home sc
Delete file
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•Once deleted, the music file cannot be restored again. Be cautious when deleting a music file.
•The music files can also be deleted from the PC.
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Setting and adjusting the Player
Sleep timer and alarm timer
4
The sleep timer makes it possible to switch the Player OFF after the set period of time.
The alarm timer makes it possible to generate an alarm (beep tone) after the set period
of time.
1
Display the pop-up menu.
2
Select "Timer setting".
Specify the timer period.
Auto
Set in the range from 1 to 120 minutes, in 1minute steps.
Alarm timer
30 min
Open from the playback screen or FM reception
screen.
5
Activate the timer.
Track
title
Add
favorite
Artist skip+
Artist skip−
Timer setting
3
Select the timer to be set.
OffTrack title
Sleep timer
Alarm timer
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•To deactivate the timer, select "Off" in step 3.
•The sleep timer and alarm timer cannot be activated simultaneously.
•The alarm generated by the alarm timer can be stopped by pressing any button.
•The timer setting is canceled when the Player is switched OFF.
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Setting and adjusting the Player
Various setups
Function items that can be set
The functions such as the button illuminations, display resume function and Auto
Power OFF function can be set up as required.
• Button illumination brightness
(Illumination)
Select the brightness level of the indicators
for the buttons.
1
2
Open the home screen.
High*
Mid
Low
Off
Press and hold the Left button
until the home screen appears.
(* indicates the factory setting.)
Open the Settings menu.
Settings
3
• Display brightness (Brightness)
Select the brightness level of the display
panel.
High
Mid*
Low
Select the item to be set.
Settings
Illumination
Brightness
Screen saver
High
Medium
Low
Extinguished
To decrease the display brightness, for example,
select "Brightness" to view its options.
High
Medium
Low
Brightness
High
Mid
Low
After the desired option is set, the Settings
menu appears again.
Pressing the Left button returns to the previous
display without selecting an option.
Generates a beep.
Does not generate a beep.
(* indicates the factory setting.)
• Display theme color
Select one out of 4 colors for display
illumination.
• Language
Select the language used for the displayed
menus, etc.
ENGLISH*/ 日本語/ DEUTSCH/ FRANCAIS/
ESPAÑOL/ ITALIANO/ NEDERLANDS
(* indicates the factory setting.)
• Display power-save setting (Screen
saver)
Select the time until the display is turned
off when no operation is performed.
• System information
The system information of the Player
(available memory capacity, total memory
capacity, total number of files, model ID and
version No.) is displayed.
Press the Play/Pause button to hide the
system information display.
(* indicates the factory setting.)
Select the desired option.
On*
Off
(* indicates the factory setting.)
3sec/ 5sec/ 10sec*/ 30sec/ 60sec
4
• Operation tone (Beep)
Select whether or not a beep is generated
when a button is pressed.
• Auto power off
Select the time until the Player is switched
OFF when no operation including playback
is performed.
1min/ 3min/ 5min*/ 10min
(* indicates the factory setting.)
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Setting and adjusting the Player
Setting the menu language
Select the language used for the display.
1
Open the home screen.
2
Open the Settings menu.
Press and hold the Left button
until the home screen appears.
Settings
3
Open the language list.
Settings
Beep
Theme color
Language
4
Select "Settings".
Select "Language".
Select the language.
Language
ENGLISH
日本語
DEUTSCH
Select the desired language.
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Setting and adjusting the Player
Initialization/Formatting
3
Formatting can be used to delete all of the music and other files stored in the Player.
Initialization resets the settings made using the Settings menu, etc. to the default
settings made at the factory.
Settings
Format
Initialize
System
Caution
• Formatting deletes all of the files in the Player. It also deletes demonstration music,
which cannot be restored later. It does not alter the settings made with the Settings
menu.
• Initialization resets the Settings menu to the default settings. It does not delete
music files, etc.
• Once formatted, the memory cannot be restored to the previous condition. Be
cautious when performing formatting.
1
2
Select "Format" or "Initialize".
4
Select "Yes".
Format
No
Yes
Open the home screen.
Press and hold the Left button
until the home screen appears.
5
Reconfirm and select "Yes".
Format
No
No
Yes
Yes
Open the Settings menu.
Settings
•The Player (represented as "KENWOOD_DAP" on Windows) can also be formatted from the PC.
Use the "FAT32" file system in formatting from the PC.
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Connection of external components
Appendix
The headphone jacks can be used to connect an external component such as a speaker
with built-in amplifier.
The USB connector can be used to connect an external component such as a stereo set
with USB capability.
Connecting to the USB connector
USB mode
Connecting to the headphones jack
USB-compatible car stereo
Speaker with built-in amplifier
USB cable
1 Connect the USB cable.
2 Set the USB mode to "Storage". (page 10)
Stereo amplifier
Cable with stereo miniplugs
FM transmitter
USB-compatible stereo
Storage
Player
Car stereo
•Prepare an optimum audio cable (commercially available) according to the input terminal of
the connected external component.
•Noise may be interfered depending the installation environment, including the vehicle model,
devices in the surroundings and the antenna positioning.
•Do not use or leave the Player or connected component in an automobile compartment with
high temperatures. Otherwise, equipment failure may result.
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•For the operating procedure and the playable files, read the instruction manual for the
connected stereo set.
•Do not use or leave the Player or connected component in an automobile compartment with
high temperatures. Otherwise, equipment failure may result.
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Digital Audio Player Link
Appendix
When the Player is connected to a Kenwood audio component with the Digital Audio
Player Link compatibility, playback of the Player can be controlled from the external
audio component.
Digital Audio Player Linkcompatible stereo
Digital audio input
Special cable
1 Switch the Player ON.
2 Set the input selector of the connected stereo set to "Digital Audio".
• The Player operations including "Play/Pause", "Skip Up/Down" and "Folder Skip (Item Skip)" can
be controlled from the main and remote control unit keys of the connected stereo.
* Examples of Digital Audio Player Link-compatible stereo models
: AX-7, K-501USB (as of October 2006)
.
•For details and operating method of the Digital Audio Player Link, refer to the instruction
manual for a Digital Audio Player Link-compatible audio component.
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Glossary
Error messages
Appendix
MP3:
An international data compression standard of MPEG, which is a working group in ISO
(International Standardization Organization). It offers compression rates between about 1/10
and 1/12.
System error
An error occurred in the operation of the Player. Consult your Kenwood dealer.
File system error
An error occurred in the file system of the Player.
Format the Player (page 30).
WAV:
The extension used with the Windows standard non-compressed audio files.
Unsupported file
An attempt is made to play a file that is not supported by the Player.
For the file formats supported by the Player, see "Specifications". (page 35)
No preset station
No FM station is preset. Preset FM stations before using preset tuning.
No contents
The Player does not store a playable music file such as the ones transferred
from the PC.
Message
WMA (Windows Media Audio):
An audio compressed encoding format developed by Microsoft Corporation. Also the
extension used with audio files created using WMA.
Remedy
Tag data:
Information on each audio file, including the music title, artist name, album name and genre
name.
DRM (Digital Rights Management):
Technology for protecting the copyright of digital audio and video data by limiting the
number of duplications.
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Troubleshooting
Appendix
The Player can often be recovered using the PC.
Try recovery from the PC in case of a trouble, for example, when the Player cannot be
switched ON, it switches OFF spontaneously or the display is erroneous.
For details, refer to the support information in our website by visiting:
http://www.kenwood.com/
Symptom
Power cannot be switched ON or pressing a
button does not start an operation.
PC does not recognize the Player.
USB cable is defective.
Purchase and use another USB cable.
The Player is connected to the PC improperly.
Check the connection between the Player and PC.
Remedy
The player is connected to a USB hub.
The player does not function if connected to a bus power type USB hub.
Connect the player directly to the PC or to a self-powered USB hub.
The HOLD function is ON.
Cancel the HOLD function with the HOLD switch on the Player (page 9).
The battery is nearly exhausted.
Recharge it if it is rechargeable or replace it if it is an alkaline battery.
FM stations cannot be tuned.
The Player is being connected to the PC.
The Player is inoperable when it is connected to the PC in the storage mode.
The remaining battery power drops soon
after recharging.
The rechargeable battery is degraded.
Replace it with a brand-new rechargeable battery.
Audio is not heard.
Headphones are connected improperly.
Connect headphones correctly to the Player.
Battery cannot be recharged.
USB cable is connected improperly.
Check the connections on both the Player and PC sides.
The Player is connected to the PC in the player mode.
Select the storage mode.
Headphones are not connected.
The headphones play the role of an antenna and must be connected for FM
reception.
The rechargeable battery in use is not the dedicated battery.
The rechargeable battery usable with the player is only the provided battery or
the optionally available NB-3A90.
The player is connected to a USB hub.
The player does not function if connected to a bus power type USB hub.
Connect the player directly to the PC or to a self-powered USB hub.
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Specifications
Appendix
Built-in flash memory
: 1 GB *1
Headphone output
: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
: 4.5 + 4.5 mW/ 16 Ω
Interface
: USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Display
: 1.1 inch 256 colors OLED
Main unit dimensions (W × H × D)
: 37.0 mm × 67.0 mm × 15.5 mm
: (1-7/16 × 2-5/8 × 5/8 inch)
Weight (Net)
: Approx. 31 g (without battery)
: (Approx. 0.07 lbs)
: Approx. 44 g (including battery)
: (Approx. 0.10 lbs)
Battery type
: AAA size Ni-MH rechargeable
battery
: AAA (LR03) size alkaline battery
Battery operation time *2
Rechargeable battery operation
Continuous play time
MP3 (128 kbps) .
: Approx. 10 hours
WMA (64 kbps) : Approx. 8 hours
Continuous FM broadcasting
reception time : Approx. 5.5 hours
Alkaline battery operation
Continuous play time
MP3 (128 kbps) .
: Approx. 11 hours
WMA (64 kbps) .
: Approx. 8.5 hours
Continuous FM broadcasting
reception time : Approx. 5 hours
Playback format
MP3
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit rate: 64 - 320 kbps
Variable bit rate: 64 - 320 kbps
ID3 tag: ver. 2.2/ 2.3/ 2.4
WMA (DRM compatible)
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit rate: 32 - 320 kbps
Variable bit rate: 32 - 355 kbps
WAV
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit count: 16 bit
Channel: Stereo/Monaural
Maximum number of files
: 3000
Maximum number of folders
: 4000
Max. recording time/ tracks *3
: Approx. 32 hours/ Approx. 480
tracks
FM receiver
Frequency range (50 kHz space).
: 87.50 MHz – 108.00 MHz
Channel: Stereo/Monaural
Preset stations: 32
• Kenwood follows a policy of continuous
advancements in development. For this
reason specifications may be changed
without notice.
• The full performance may not be
exhibited in an extremely cold location
(under a water-freezing temperature).
*1 One GB (gigabytes) is equal to
1,000,000,000 bytes. The actual capacity
after formatting may be smaller than
the nominal capacity.
*2 Using the provided headphones,
Supreme "Off", Sound mode "NORMAL".
*3 Assuming that each tracks is in the 64
kbps WMA format with playback time
of about 4 min.
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that the "™" and "®" markings are omitted
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