20-bit REC D.R.I.V.E.
This advanced technology assures superb MD recording results with both digital and analogue sources. When recording CDs, it converts the original 16-bit data into 20-bit data. Then the music data undergoes ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding) processing before it is recorded on the MD. When recording analogue sources, 20-bit REC D.R.I.V.E. technology assures excellent 20-bit precision.
24 bit REC D.R.I.V.E. II
24-bit REC D.R.I.V.E. II is the most advanced version of Kenwood's original D.R.I.V.E. technology. Kenwood's state-of-the-art MD players use this during recording to convert 16-bit CD or satellite audio input signal into 24-bit data to faithfully record signals buried by quantization distortion. When this data is played back with 24-bit D.R.I.V.E., the result is a beautifully detailed sound, full of the subtle tones and nuances of the original performance.
24-bit D/A Converter
Kenwood never stops applying its considerable technological know-how to bring you the ultimate in audio entertainment. The latest innovation is 24-bit D/A converter. To find out what it does, just play an MD. And appreciate the incredible resolution and musical fidelity this new technology delivers. Sound so clear and detailed, that you can hear every note and delicate nuance, as it was played in the original performance.
A subwoofer that is part of a full-range speaker system. The subwoofer is directly driven by an independent power amplifier channel, which improves efficiency and low bass sound quality.
All Channels-Driven™ Surround Power
The ability of a multi-channel receiver to deliver its rated power output in all of its channels simultaneously. All Channels-Driven Power is a realistic indication of how the receiver will be able to deliver power while playing multi-channel music formats like DVD Audio, while conventional power ratings indicate how the receiver will perform with 2-channel music sources.
ATRAC Ver. 4.5
ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding) is the key to an MDs ability to hold up to 74 minutes of music on such a small disc. When dubbing to an MD, ATRAC circuitry prevents inaudible sound components from being recorded, leaving more room on the disc for audible sound components. Kenwood's MD Recorders feature the latest version of this advanced technology, ATRAC Ver.4.5.
Auto Bias Adjustment
Automatically records 2 test tones on a cassette and then sets optimum bias and record sensitivity for that tape by analyzing the record tones. Ensures optimum performance from every tape used.
Auto Tape Selector
Selects proper industry default bias and EQ for each tape formulation whenever a tape is loaded. (Kenwood recommends the use of the Auto Bias circuit over and above the industry standard defaults.)
Banana-Plug Compatible Speaker Connectors
Heavy-duty speaker connectors that permit connection via professional banana plugs, as well as other audiophiletype speaker connectors and large-gauge speaker wire.
CCRS One-Touch Record
Starts recording from CD to cassette tape with the touch of 1 button. CCRS scans the CD, determines its dynamic range, sets the optimum recording level, then activates the recording process.
CD Bank Mechanism
A mechanism that stores multiple CDs in an internal bank of individual drawers without the use of a rotary tray or external magazine. This allows instant access to any disc and faster disc change times.
CD Text Recording
Many of today's CDs feature recorded information such as the names of tracks and the performing artist. This is called CD Text. With a Kenwood MD recorder, you can record this information while performing CD-to-MD dubbing. How's that for convenience?
A digital memory circuit that reads ahead of the CD laser and stores up to 12 seconds of digital information in 100 disc changers (3 seconds in selected rotary players). When the player's laser output is interrupted during disc changing, the stored data is retrieved from memory, providing virtually uninterrupted playback.
advanced GUI operation. * Learning function for set-up IR code with rename function. * EL backlit LCD display. * Title input function for Kenwood's 200-CD changer (DPF-J7020) and MD recorders. * 200-disc CD Text memory for 200-disc changer control (DPF-J7020). * Macro play for one-touch operation.
CRLS Auto Record-Level Set (for Recording Non-CD Sources)
When recording sources other than CD, monitors the current source output for 10 to 15 seconds and sets the appropriate recording level on the cassette deck, then enters RECORD PAUSE until the RECORD button is pressed.
Proprietary Lucasfilm Ltd. Circuitry that adjusts the time/phase relationship between the left and right surround speakers to achieve a sound field that envelops the listener, rather than coming from a speaker location (see THX Cinema).
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Recreates the sound of a particular listening environment by digitally recreating the delay time and reverberation that would be typical of that environment. Listening environments created by DPS include: Arena, Jazz Club, Stadium and Movie.
Direct Access Tuning
The ability to access any radio frequency or disc track by entering the stations frequency or the track number via the numbered key pad on the face of the unit or the remote control.
Discrete Power Amplifier Circuitry
A power amplifier output stage designed without the use of integrated power circuits. Individual transistors, etc., used in it's construction, resulting in wider dynamic range, better heat dissipation and improved reliability.
Dolby 3 Stereo
A circuit that actively decodes the 2 track Dolby Stereo soundtrack encoded on theatrical movie releases and Dolby Surround from television programming via a steering logic system into 3 discrete channels (Left, Center and Right).
Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Dolby Digital gives you 6 independent, discrete channels of sound. Five of these are full range, while the sixth is the subwoofer channel for the soundtrack's low frequency effects. The other good news is stereo sound channels delivering more realism than ever.
Dolby Pro Logic
A circuit that actively decodes the 2 track Dolby Stereo soundtrack encoded on theatrical movie releases and Dolby Surround from television programming via a steering logic system into 4 discrete channels (Left, Center, Right and Surround).
Dolby Pro Logic II
Advanced version of Dolby Pro Logic (see above) designed for use with stereo music programs as well as Dolby Surround-encoded film soundtracks. Improvements over original Dolby Pro Logic include wideband stereo surround channels, smoother sound movement between channels, fewer side-effects, and a dedicated music listening mode that derives a 5.1-channel surround soundfield from standard stereo sources.
Automatically fast forwards to the next song if the tape monitor encounters a blank space of more than 10 seconds (even if the next song is on the other side of the tape). If the entire second side of the tape is blank, Dash and Play forwards to the beginning of the first side.
DTS Digital Surround
Digital multi-channel sound delivery system that uses scalable data compression to deliver up to 6 independent channels of multi-channel film soundtrack or multi- channel music reproduction. The scalable compression rate allows performance to be maximized for any software delivery platform. Available on laser discs, CDs, and DVDs.
DTS-ES® Extended Surround
A 6.1-channel Surround format, expanding upon 5.1 surround by adding a dedicated center surround channel to the existing left & right surround channels. This center surround information can be carried as either a separate channel (DTS-ES Discrete), or it can be combined with the existing surround channels via a matrix (DTS-ES Matrix). All DTS-ES discs are fully compatible with 6.1 Matrix decoders, and 5.1 Digital Surround. There is also a dedicated 6.1-channel music listening mode (DTS-ES Neo6).
Dual Frequency Auto Bias Adjustment
Automatically records 2 test tones on a cassette on a cassette and then sets optimum bias by analyzing the recorded tones. Ensures optimum performance from every tape used.
Allows users to play an audio/video source in one room, and a completely different audio/video source in a second zone. All surround and video formats are available in the main zone, while the second zone receives a stereo analog audio signal that is Dolby Pro Logic-compatible and a Composite video signal.
Dual-Source (Environmental) Sound
Enables the user to play music, sound effects, or dialogue from 2 sources at the same time. For instance, listeners could combine environmental sounds like washing waves with classical music, or the applause of a crowd with rock music. The Sound Enhancement CD packaged with the UD-952 includes a broad selection of such ambient sounds.
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc)
DVDs look like regular CDs, but hold about 7 times the data. This enables recording of an entire full-length movie on a single disc. DVDs also offer superb sound quality with Dolby Digital (AC-3) for amazing cinema surround sound, and sharp, high-resolution images. They are convenient too. Up to 8 languages and subtitles in 32 languages can be stored on one disc. And you can select between different aspect ratios, and even the angle from which to view certain scenes. The other good news about DVDs is that this new media's high data storage capacity makes it ideal for multimedia applications.
Advanced audio format that offers significant improvements over CDs in both audio performance and flexibility. A DVD Audio disc can contain a 2-channel music program recorded with 24-bit resolution at 192kHz sampling, which is substantially better performace than the conventional CD standard of 16-bit/44kHz. Alternately, a DVD Audio disc could contain multi-channel music (up to 5.1 channels) at the conventional CD standard, providing a true surround sound music experience. Additional features can include video graphics, interactive menus, text, and in some cases, full-motion video.
Encode/decode process for CDs (patented by Pacific Microsonics) that puts 20 bits of information on the disc instead of the usual 16 bits. HDCD discs are completely compatible with conventional 16-bit CD players, but when listened to on a player with HDCD decoding, HDCD discs have improved dynamic range, more clearly defined 3-D soundstaging and more natural vocal and musical timbre.
Thermally Reactive Advance Instataneous Transistor A unique thermal feedback with heat sensing elements built into the transistor substrate. By automatically and instantaneously adjusting the idling current for its complimentary pairs of transistors, this assures they both operate at optimum potential under all circustances. Resulting in a more natural sound with a uniformly low level of distortion.
You get more that just quick track access with MDs. For example, you can change track order as desired, erase unwanted tracks, and combine tracks. To make finding your favorite songs even easier, you can also give tracks titles for one-touch access using Title Search.
MPEG was originally developed to correspond to the future digital broadcasting format. When viewing MPEG Audio encoded movie software, you can enjoy extended viewing MPEG Audio encoded movie software, you can enjoy extended dynamic range, outstanding clarity and optimum channel separation.
Mullet Changer Interface
The ability to interconnect up to 3 100-disc changer mechanisms, which can be operated via single remote control, and connected to an amplifier via a single audio input. This creates what is functionally a single CD player that cab store and access 300 discs.
Multi Control Volume
Besides providing easier operation, the multi-control volume knob reduces the number of control buttons required. This single knob gives you simple one-handed control over both volume level and timer setting adjustment.
Music Type File
The ability to combine discs into different music types, such as Jazz, Classical etc., for play as a group. The DP-J2070 can accommodate 10 different music types of 30 discs each (each disc can be listed in more than one Music Type File).
from the remote or on the face of the component. For instance, when a system is in cassette mode, one touch of the CD button on the receiver or the Play player will turn off the cassette player, switch to CD mode, and begin CD play. Auto Function is operative in system components that are linked through System Remote Control Connections.
Optical Digital Output
A fiber-optic (TOS-Link) output of the digital audio signal which bypasses a CD player's internal D/A converter circuitry. For use with outboard digital components and processors.
Recreates the sound of a particular listening environment by recreating the delay time and reverberation that would be typical of that environment. Listening environments include: Arena, Jazz Club, Stadium and Hit Master.
RDS Tuning Convenience
RDS (Radio Data System) lets you search for programs of a desired type of music, such as rock, classical or jazz. It also provides station name, program type and other useful information.
Proprietary Lucasfilm Ltd. Circuitry that lowers high frequency sound levels to compensate for the overly bright sensation of movie soundtracks originally processed to be played in large theaters (see THX cinema).
Receiver chassis designed to minimize internal vibrations, reducing noise in electronic circuits. Metal panels with increased mass form a more complete enclosure than conventional chassis construction.
SRS Circle Surround®
5.1-channel encode/decode process (patented by SRS Labs) that is backwards-compatible with any stereo or matrix-encoded material to provide a 5.1 channel surround sound experience even with 2-channel programs. Circle Surround provides stereo, full-bandwidth surround channels, even from Dolby Surround programs that have been encoded with a single, bandwidth-limited surround channel, and retains a spacious stereo presentation even on material that has strong center channel information.
SRS CS II (Circle Surround II)
Circle Surround II ("CS II") (patented by SRS Labs) is a powerful and versatile multichannel decoder capable of delivering up to 6.1 channels of audio from any mono, stereo, matrix encoded or Circle Surround encoded material. It incorporates superior steering of surround information and remarkable center channel placement, while maintaining full-range bandwidth in each speaker. CS encoded material can be fully experienced using a CSII, CS, Dolby Pro Logic, or Dolby Pro Logic II decoder and a multimedia speaker system. Otherwise, it is played back as rich, vibrant stereo.
Video connections that transmit the black & white and color portions of a video signal on 2 individual sets of wires. Offers superior color and detail reproduction over conventional Composite video connections.
Switchable MPX Filter
Prevents the FM 19 KHz carrier signal form being recorded, for improved sound during recording. Some Kenwood cassette decks have an automatic sensor that enables the MPX filter automatically during FM recording. Other units have a manual MPX filter switch.
System Remote Controllable
A Kenwood proprietary remote control hook-up that connects receivers, CD Players, cassette decks, equalizers and other components to create a complete remote controlled system. Also enables Auto- Function One-Touch Operation.
THX Cinema (TM)
A proprietary circuitry set developed by Lucasfilm Ltd that takes over after the Digital Dolby Pro Logic decoding to compensate for a movie soundtrack being played in a small home environment rather than in a large theater (for which it is originally mixed). See also Decoration, Re-Equalization and Timbre Matching.
THX® Adaptive Decorrelation™
Lucasfilm-developed circuitry that alters the phase or pitch relationship between the left and right surround speakers to produce a more enveloping surround sound field when the surround channels are receiving a mono signal. When the surround signal is stereo, Adaptive Decorrelation automatically switches off.
THX® Front-Channel Re-Equalization™
Lucasfilm-developed circuitry that reduces the high-frequency response of the front channels, compensating for film soundtracks that can sound overly-bright when played in living room-sized rooms.
THX® Loudspeaker Position Time Synchronization™
Compensates for the different distances between the listening position and each speaker in a home theater, creating a more cohesive, believable surround sound experience.
THX® Ultra Certification
Meets standards established by Lucasfilm for audio performance, user interface, construction and compatibility with other THX-certified products. THX Ultra certified products have power and performance designed to reproduce film soundtracks with very high accuracy in a wide range of acoustic environments.
Timbre Matching (TM)
Proprietary Lucasfilm Ltd. Circuitry that applies an equalization process to surround channels, providing smooth pans throughout the room, instead of the sensation that sounds are leaping from the side speakers to the front (see THX Cinema).
Touch Panel Remote Control
Now you can easily control your entire system without the need for a TV GUI display - Kenwood's revolutionary bi-directional Touch Panel Remote Control puts it in your hand. Using the Touch Panel and joy stick, you can control all major functions, and even input megachanger CD and MD titles. You can also learn other maker's remote commands. And a glance at the screen is all you need to confirm operations. All from the comfort of your armchair.
TruBass is a patented SRS technology that enhances bass performance utilizing proprietary psychoacoustic techniques. These techniques restore the perception of fundamental low frequency tones by dynamically augmenting harmonics, which are more easily reproduced by contemporary loudspeakers. TruBass takes the low frequency information contained within the original audio track and helps speakers or headphones re-create it -- even if it is below the device's low frequency limitations.
Universal Remote Control
A remote that controls all functions of a Kenwood component or system, as well as functions of 97 different brands of VCRs, 18 branches of laser disc players, 117 brands of televisions and 66 brands of cable boxes.
Variable Input Sensitivity
Permits adjustment of the electronics sensitivity of each individual input so that it can be matched with a wide variety of source components. This prevents the electronic overload and distortion than can result from the use of source components (CD players, outboard D/A converters, etc.) With unusually high output levels.