KDS23 Manuals

Thank you for purchasing a JVC product.
Please read all instructions carefully before operation, to ensure your complete understanding and to obtain the best 
possible performance from the unit.
Installation/connection are explained at the last section of this manual (reverse page, indicated with 
For customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which 
are located on the top or bottom of the cabinet. 
Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
© 2006 Victor Company of Japan, Limited
For safety...
•  Do not raise the volume level too much, as this will block 
If you need to operate the unit while driving, be sure to 
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of 
outside sounds, making driving dangerous.
look ahead carefully or you may be involved in a traffic 
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential 
•  Stop the car before performing any complicated 
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used 
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no 
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference 
Caution on volume setting
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to 
Temperature inside the car...
Discs produce very little noise compared with other sources. 
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
If you have parked the car for a long time in hot or cold 
Lower the volume before playing a disc to avoid damaging 
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
weather, wait until the temperature in the car becomes 
the speakers by the sudden increase of the output level.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
normal before operating the unit.
– 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.
Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
How to clean the connectors
To keep discs clean
Wipe the connectors with 
Wipe in a straight line from center of disc to 
a cotton swab or cloth 
edge. Do not use liquid cleaners, thinners, or 
moistened with alcohol.
2.  CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit; leave all servicing to qualified 
service personnel.
Moisture condensation
To play new discs
3.  CAUTION: (For U.S.A.) 
Visible and/or invisible class II laser radiation when open. Do not stare into beam.
Moisture may condense on the lens inside the unit. Eject 
Remove any rough areas from the inner and 
(For Canada)  Visible and/or invisible class 1M laser radiation when open. Do not view directly with optical 
the disc and leave the unit turned on for a few hours until 
outer edges of the disc.
the moisture evaporates.
Do not use the following discs:
Warped disc
Sticker residue
Stick-on label
Unusual shape
Single CD (8 cm disc)
[European Union only]
•  CD-RWs may require a longer readout time since the 
  Basic operations 
How to reset your unit
How to forcibly eject a disc
reflectance of CD-RWs is lower than that of regular CDs.
•  By pressing SOURCE on the unit, you can also turn on the 
Reset the unit after installation is complete.
•  If this does not work, reset 
power. If the source is ready, playback also starts.
your unit.
Playing an MP3/WMA disc (for KD-S23)
•  If you turn off the power while listening to a disc, disc 
•  Be careful not to drop the 
•  This unit can play back MP3/WMA files with the 
play will start from where playback has been stopped 
disc when it ejects.
extension code <.mp3> or <.wma> (regardless of the 
previously, next time you turn on the power.
letter case—upper/lower).
•  When no disc is loaded in the unit, you cannot select 
•  This unit can show the names of albums, artists 
Detaching the control panel
“DISC” as the playback source.
(performer), and tag (Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, or 2.4) for 
MP3 files and for WMA files.
  Tuner operations
•  This unit can display only one-byte characters. No other 
•  During SSM search...
characters can be correctly displayed.
  – All previously stored stations are erased and stations 
•  This unit can play back MP3/WMA files meeting the 
are stored newly.
conditions below:
  – Received stations are preset in No. 1 (lowest 
  – Bit rate: 8 kbps — 320 kbps
frequency) to No. 6 (highest frequency). 
  – Sampling frequency: 
•  Your preset adjustments will also be erased.
Attaching the control panel
  – When SSM is over, the station stored in No. 1 will be 
    48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz (for MPEG-1)
•  KD-S23: If a disc is loaded, it will eject. Be careful not to 
automatically tuned in.
    24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz (for MPEG-2)
drop the disc.
  – Disc format: ISO 9660 Level 1/ Level 2, Romeo, Joliet, 
Windows long file name
  Disc operations
•  The maximum number of characters for file/folder names 
Caution for DualDisc playback
vary among the disc format used (includes 4 extension 
•  The Non-DVD side of a “DualDisc” does not comply with 
characters—<.mp3> or <.wma>).
the “Compact Disc Digital Audio” standard. Therefore, the 
  – ISO 9660 Level 1: up to 12 characters; ISO 9660 Level 
Basic settings
use of Non-DVD side of a DualDisc on this product may 
2: up to 31 characters; Romeo: up to 128 characters; 
not be recommended.
Joliet: up to 64 characters; Windows long file name: up 
Enter PSM menu.
Cancel the display 
Set the clock
to 128 characters
•  This unit can play back files recorded in VBR (variable bit 
•  KD-S13: This unit has been designed to reproduce CDs 
and CD-Rs (Recordable)/CD-RWs (Rewritable) in audio CD 
  Files recorded in VBR have a discrepancy in elapsed 
(CD-DA) formats. KD-S23 can also play back CD Texts and 
time display, and do not show the actual elapsed time. 
CD-Rs/CD-RWs in MP3/WMA formats.
Especially, after performing the search function, this 
Select an item.
difference becomes noticeable.
Playing a CD-R or CD-RW
•  This unit can recognize a total of 512 files, of 200 folders, 
•  Use only “finalized” CD-Rs or CD-RWs.
and of 8 hierarchies.
•  This unit can play back multi-session discs; however, 
•  This unit cannot play back the following files:
unclosed sessions will be skipped while playing.
  – MP3 files encoded with: MP3i and MP3 PRO format, in 
•  Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs may not play back on this unit:
an inappropriate format, layer 1/2.
  – Discs are dirty or scratched.
  – WMA files: encoded with lossless, professional, and 
  – Moisture condensation occurs on the lens inside the 
Deactivate the display 
Adjust the hour.
Adjust the minute.
voice format; not based upon Windows Media® Audio; 
copy-protected with DRM.
  – The pickup lens inside the unit is dirty.
  – Files which have the data such as WAVE, ATRAC3, etc.
  – CD-R/CD-RW on which the files are written with 
•  The search function works but search speed is not 
“Packet Write” method.
  – There are improper recording conditions (missing data, 
etc.) or media conditions (stain, scratch, warp, etc.).
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