Don't let the modest price fool you — Kenwood's VR-407 offers 100 watts for all five of your home theater speakers, plus all the processing you need for a complete, state-of-the-art digital A/V system.

Built-in Dolby® Digital and DTS decoding let you enjoy all the sonic thrills of DVD plus an ever-increasing number of satellite and digital TV broadcasts. Once you experience the deep bass and cinematic realism of discrete 5.1-channel surround sound, there's no turning back! You also get Pro Logic™ decoding for the thousands of movies and TV shows in Dolby Surround sound.

The VR-407 has plenty of inputs for all your gear, including 5 S-video inputs for high-resolution video sources, and a convenient front-panel input. And a 5.1-channel input makes this Kenwood ready for future multichannel audio formats.

Details:

  • Dolby Digital, DTS, and Pro Logic decoding
  • 4 digital inputs (2 optical, 2 coaxial)
  • 3 audio and 5 A/V (including 5 S-video, 1 front-panel, and one 5.1-channel) inputs
  • 100 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.7% THD — or 100 watts x 5 in home theater mode
  • preamp-level subwoofer output
  • multibrand remote control
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • FM sensitivity 15.2 dBf
  • 17-5/16"W x 5-1/8"H x 13-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
  • RC-R0609 wireless remote
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Instruction manual
  • Remote control instruction manual
  • Warranty card
  • Safeguards
  • Sheet with Kenwood support telephone number
  • Manual correction sheet

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Features
Remote Control Functions
Inputs and Outputs

Features

Bass Management:

  • Subwoofer: You can select YES or NO (if NO is selected front loudspeakers are automatically set to LARGE)
  • Front loudspeakers: You can select NORMAL (small) or LARGE.
  • Center loudspeaker: If you have selected LARGE as the front loudspeaker size, you can select NORMAL (small), LARGE, or NO for the center speaker. If NORMAL is selected for the front loudspeakers, you can select YES (small) or NO for the center speaker.
  • Surround: If you selected LARGE for the center speaker, you can select NORMAL (small), LARGE, or NO for the surround speakers. If you selected anything but LARGE for the center speaker, you can select YES (small) or NO for the surround loudspeakers.
  • Test Tone: Allows you to set the volume level of each channel (Front Left, Center Speaker, Right Front, Subwoofer, Surround left and Surround Right loudspeaker).
  • Front Speaker Distance Setting: May be set from 1-30 feet.
  • Center Speaker Distance Setting: May be set from 1-30 feet.
  • Surround Speaker Distance Setting: May be set from 1-30 feet.

Surround modes:

  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Pro Logic
  • Dolby 3 Stereo: for systems without surround speakers, surround information is redirected to left and right loudspeakers
  • DTS
Midnight Listening Mode:   This function compresses the dynamic range of Dolby Digital sources, for greater enjoyment of surround sound at low volume. This mode is ideal for listening at night, when turning the volume up to hear the softest passages of a soundtrack makes the loud passages too loud. For this mode to work, the Dolby Digital source must be encoded with compression data. The Midnight mode can be turned on/off.

Bass and treble: controls are electronic (+/-10dB)

Input level adjustment (Analog sources only): Allows you to adjust input level independently for each analog source (can select 0, -3 or -6). Note that unit has a clip indicator light which will light when an input is clipping.

Input mode settings: The CD, DVD, Video2, and Video3 inputs have jacks for both digital and analog input. You must select which of the two inputs are to be used (factory default is digital). If you select the digital input, you can select between (a) Auto sound: Unit automatically selects between Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM based on the input signal and the speaker setting, or (b) D-Manual: Where the user must select between Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM.

Amplifier: Exclusive KAM-1 high efficiency design

Speaker Selection: The unit's display shows an icon which displays selected speakers.

Dimmer: You can select one of three display brightness levels.

Source direct: For the best sound, this will bypass surround, tone, etc.

P Call: This allows you to quickly scan tuner stations you have preset by holding down the P.Scan buttons (<</>>), available on both the unit and the remote.

5.1 Channel Input: Although this unit features built-in Dolby Digital and DTS processing, it also has a 5.1 channel input for use with external multi-channel decoders, including potential future units such as DVD Audio players.

Remote Control Functions

The remote controls Kenwood A/V components and is multibrand for VCRs, Televisions, DBS, LaserDisc Players, DVDs, Cable Boxes, CD Players, Cassette Decks, and MiniDisc Players. For brands which this unit can control please see the remote manual.

Inputs and Outputs

Front panel:

  • AV Aux: RCA video and stereo inputs, S-video input

Rear panel:

Digital Inputs:

  • DVD input: Coax digital input (Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM)
  • Video 2 input: Coax digital input (Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM)
  • CD/DVD input: Toslink input (Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM)
  • Video 3 input: Toslink input (Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM)

Inputs/Outputs:

  • Antenna inputs: FM Coax (slip on only, not screw on) and AM spring clip antenna inputs
  • Phono (MM) input: RCA stereo input and ground thumbscrew
  • CD/DVD input: RCA stereo input, S-video and RCA composite video inputs
  • MD/Tape input and output: RCA stereo input and output
  • Monitor input and output: RCA stereo input and output (monitor loop)
  • Video 1 (input and output): RCA stereo input and output; S-video and RCA composite video inputs and outputs
  • Video 2: RCA stereo input, S-video and RCA composite video inputs
  • Video 3: RCA stereo input, S-video and RCA composite video inputs
  • Monitor output (out to TV): S-video and RCA composite outputs
  • Subwoofer Pre Out: RCA mono output
  • System control outputs (SL16): two female stereo mini outputs
  • AC outlets: 2 switched AC outlets (150w, 1.25A max total)
  • DVD/6 channel input: 5.1 CH Input consisting of left and right front and rear, center and subwoofer RCA inputs for use with external multi channel decoders (for video use, it is used with any of the DVD Video inputs on the unit)
  • Front speakers (A): left and right binding post outputs (collar prevents use of spade lugs and it is not compatible with dual banana plugs, so this is not a five-way post)
  • Center speaker: left and right binding post outputs (collar prevents use of spade lugs and it is not compatible with dual banana plugs, so this is not a five-way post)
  • Front speakers (B): left and right spring clip outputs
  • Surround speakers: left and right spring clip outputs

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