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First off, if you're simply connecting the units to each other you won't get far. Unlikely you're doing that but you never know. Obviously you need to use your receiver.
I would assume the Kenwood has strictly analog connections (red/white). The Kenwood likely has Rec in/Play out. Run the Kenwood Play out to your receiver and use the receiver's Tape in to connect. Tape input usually has both in/out but if no Tape input on your receiver then any input that has an in/out analog circuit. Connect the receiver's Tape Out to your Denon Analog L-R ins. Select Tape input on receiver whenever you are recording from the Kenwood. You may have to experiment a little with recording levels to get it right.
Since you will not have any compatible internal link to synchronize the different brand units you will need to start/stop your tape and CD recorder manually. I assume you will be recording whole cassettes so there will be little editing/mixing involved as that would truly be cumbersome ... doable, but cumbersome. Simply pausing the Denon though, to change cassette sides, shouldn't be an issue.
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