R
MDA-W890E
MD/In-Dash CD Changer/
DSP Receiver
• OWNER'S MANUAL (page 2- page 72)
Please read this manual to maximize your
enjoyment of the outstanding performance and
feature capabilities of the equipment, then retain
the manual for future reference.
ACTION
COMPACT DISC CHANGER
O/C
OPEN/CLOSE
SUBWOOFER LEVEL CONTROL
INTLZ
PWR
MD / IN-DASH CD CHANGER / DSP RECEIVER MDA-W890E
BAND
T.S.M.
MAX
SOURCE
D.A.P.
2
8
MONO
MIN
MODE
SUB W.
63
USER
P.SET
160
400
1K
ST
234
1
5
D.H.E.
DX
MANU / DISC
TITLE
CLK
DN
UP
EQ / SUR / L.P.S.
ADJUSTMENT
2.5K
SEEK / TRACK
DN
UP
6.3K
16K
F PR
N
M
EQ
L DC
S
H
SUR
EQ
1
8
2
3
4
10
M.I.X.
ALL
10
CT
4
5
11
RPT
ALL
11
H
5
6
12
SCAN
A.ME
12
M
DEMO
6
F
40w x 4
DIGITAL HARMONICS ENHANCER
D.H.E.
7
9
3 SCROLL
9 TUNE
S.W.
40W x 4
1
7
SUR
L.P.S.
DISP
English
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English
Precautions
Warning
This label is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating instructions.
Failure to heed the instructions will result severe injury or death.
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE OR ALTER. Doing so may lead to accident, fire or electric
shock.
KEEP SMALL ARTICLES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. If swallowed,
consult a physician immediately.
USE THE CORRECT AMPERE RATING WHEN REPLACING FUSES. Failure to do
so may result in fire or electric shock.
HALT USE IMMEDIATELY IF A PROBLEM APPEARS. When problems occur such
as a lack of sound or video, foreign objects inside the unit, smoke coming out, or
noxious odors, stop use immediately and contact the dealer where you bought the
equipment. Failure to do so may result in an accident or injury.
DO NOT OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT OR LOOK AT THE SCREEN WHILE
DRIVING THE VEHICLE. Operating the equipment may distract the driver from
looking ahead of the vehicle and cause accident. Always stop the vehicle in a safe
location before operating this equipment.
DO NOT RAISE THE VOLUME EXCESSIVELY. Keep the volume at a level where
you can still hear outside noises while driving. Driving while unable to hear outside
noises could be the cause of accident.
DO NOT USE THIS EQUIPMENT FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN STATED FOR
THE VEHICLE. Failure to do so may result in electric shock or injury.
DO NOT PLACE FOREIGN OBJECTS IN INSERTION SLOTS OR GAPS. Do not
insert hands, fingers or foreign objects in the disc insertion slots. Doing so may result
in personal injury or damage to the equipment.
DO NOT MIX NEW BATTERIES WITH OLD BATTERIES. INSERT WITH THE
CORRECT BATTERY POLARITY. When inserting the batteries, be sure to observe
proper polarity (+ and –) as instructed. Rupture or chemical leakage from the battery
may cause fire or personal injury.
Caution
This label is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating instructions.
Failure to heed the instructions can result injury or material damage.
DO NOT BLOCK VENTS OR RADIATOR PANELS. Blocking them may cause heat to
build up inside and may result in fire.
STOP THE VEHICLE IF UNIT OPERATION MIGHT INTERFERE WITH DRIVING.
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Contents
English
Page
6 ................................................................................... Precautions
Basic Operation
9 ................................................................... Initial System Start-Up
9 ............................................................. Turning Power On and Off
10 ................................................................. Subwoofer On and Off
11 .............................................................................. Demonstration
12 ................................................................. Sound Guide Function
13 .................................................................. Adjusting the Contrast
14 .......................................................... Turning Mute Mode On/Off
15 ................................................. Adjusting Volume/Balance/Fader
16 ............................................................ Using the Function Button
Radio Operation
17 ............................................................................. Manual Tuning
18 ................................................................ Automatic Seek Tuning
19 ................................................ Manual Storing of Station Presets
20 ................................................................ Mono/Stereo Switching
21 .......................................... Automatic Memory of Station Presets
22 ......................... Storing into Direct Access Preset (D.A.P.) Band
23 ............................................................. Tuning to Preset Stations
24 .............................................................................. Titling Stations
26 ............................. Searching Titled Stations (Title Search Menu)
CD Operation
27 .............................................................. Preparation for Playback
28 ............................................................... Normal Play and Pause
29 ........................................................ Fast Forward and Backward
29 .................................................................................. Repeat Play
30 ..................................................................... Music Sensor (Skip)
31 ................................................................... M.I.X. (Random Play)
32 ...................................................................... Scanning Programs
33 .................................................................................... Titling Disc
35 ......................................................................... Erasing Disc Title
36 ................................. Searching Titled Discs (Title Search Menu)
37 ................................................................. CD Shuttle Operation
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MD Operation
39 .............................. Opening and Closing of the Movable Display
40 ............................................................... Normal Play and Pause
41 ..................................................................... Music Sensor (Skip)
42 ................................................ Fast Forward and Fast Backward
42 .................................................................................. Repeat Play
43 ................................................................... M.I.X. (Random Play)
44 ...................................................................... Scanning Programs
45 .......................................................... To Display/Scroll MD Titles
Contents
English
Page
D.H.E. Operation
46 ................................................................. Selecting D.H.E. Mode
L.P.S. Operation
47 ....................... Choosing the Listening Position Selector (L.P.S.)
48 ............................................................................ Adjusting L.P.S.
Surround Operation
49 ................................................................. DSP Surround Presets
50 ................................................... Adjusting the Surround Settings
Equalizer Operation
51 ......................................................................... Equalizer Presets
52 .................................................. Adjusting the Equalizer Settings
53 ............................................... Memorizing the Equalizer Settings
54 ................ Recalling the Memorized Equalizer/Surround Settings
54 ....................................................... Switching the Display Modes
Clock Operation
56 ............................................................................ Displaying Time
57 ................................................................................. Setting Time
58 .......................................................................... Remote Control
61 ..................................................................................... Disc Care
63 .................................................................... In Case of Difficulty
70 ............................................................................. Specifications
•
U S and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
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Precautions
English
Thermal Protection Circuit
+60°C
–10°C
Be sure the temperature inside the vehicle is
between +60°C (+140°F) and –10°C (+14°F)
before attempting to play a disc. If the temperature is over +60°C (+140°F), the protection
circuit functions to stop the CD player, and
"High-Temp" is displayed.
Moisture Condensation
You may notice the CD playback sound
wavering due to condensation. If this happens,
remove the disc from the player and wait about
an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Damaged Disc
Do not attempt to play cracked, warped, or
damaged discs. Playing a bad disc could
severely damage the playback mechanism.
Maintenance
If you have problems, do not attempt to repair
the unit yourself. Return it to your Alpine dealer
or the nearest Alpine Service Station for
servicing.
Irregular Shaped Discs
Make sure the discs you use in this unit do not
have any irregularities. The outer and inner
edges should be round and smooth. Use of
irregularly shaped discs may cause damage to
the mechanism.
6
Precautions
English
New Discs
Center Hole
– CD –
Bumps
Center Hole
New Disc
As a protective measure, the CD player will
automatically eject discs that have either been
inserted incorrectly or have irregular surfaces. If
a new disc is ejected immediately after loading,
use your finger to feel around the outer edge of
the CD and its center hole. If you feel any small
bumps or irregularities, this could inhibit proper
loading of the disc. To remove the bumps, rub
the inside edge of the hole and outside edge of
the disc with a ball-point pen or other such
instrument, then insert the disc again.
Outside (Bumps)
– MD –
Bumps
Before inserting an MD
Use your finger to feel around the outer edge of
the MD. If you feel any small bumps, remove
the bumps before inserting.
Inserting an MD with bumps could severely
damage the mechanism.
Handling Magazine
IMPROPER
IMPROPER
When discs are being exchanged in the MDAW890E, the magazine is pushed out from the
changer. While this operation is in progress, do
not try to pull out the magazine or stop its
movement in any way, as this could cause
damage to the mechanism. In addition, be
aware of the changer's operation so it will not
interfere with your driving. For example, before
changing gears, check the position of the
magazine so as not to hit it while it is changing
discs.
CAUTION:
Do not insert anything other than magazine into
insertion slot.
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Precautions
English
Using an MD
Check and ensure the following:
Under no circumstances should you open the
MD’s shutter and touch the inside of the disc.
Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight. Place
only 1 label in its proper position. Make sure the
MD is clean before inserting into the player.
Fuse Replacement
When replacing the fuse(s), the replacement
must be of the same amperage as shown on
the fuse holder. If the fuse blows more than
once, carefully check all electrical connections
for shorted circuitry. Also have your vehicle’s
voltage regulator checked.
Installation Location
Make sure the MDA-W890E player/receiver will
not be exposed to:
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•
•
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Direct sun and heat
High humidity
Excessive dust
Excessive vibrations
Basic Operation
English
1
Initial System Start-Up
1
Immediately after installing or applying power to
the unit, it should be initialized. At the upper-left
corner of the front panel is a small button. Using
a pencil or other pointed object, press this reset
button to complete the initialization procedure.
1
Turning Power On and Off
1
Press the PWR button to turn on the unit.
INTLZ
PWR
Note: The unit can be turned on by pressing
any other button except the eject ( h ),
O/C and CLK buttons.
The volume level gradually increases to the
previous level you were listening to before the
unit was turned off.
Press the PWR button again to turn off the unit.
9
Basic Operation
English
Subwoofer On and Off
This unit is not equipped with a low pass filter.
Turn on the Subwoofer Output when an
amplifier having the built-in filter is connected to
drive your subwoofer.
1
1
MODE
SUB W.
Sub-W ON
Sub-W OFF
Press and hold the SUB W. button for at least 3
seconds.
With each press, Subwoofer is toggled On or
Off.
Notes:
• Initial mode is "Sub-W OFF."
• Leave the "Sub-W OFF" as long as the
Subwoofer output is not being used.
• When the subwoofer is turned on, the
subwoofer output level can be adjusted. For
more details, refer to the Adjusting Volume/
Balance/Fader section on page 15.
10
Basic Operation
English
Demonstration
Equalizer/surround/D.H.E. demonstration
functions are provided in this unit.
1
2
1
2
DEMO
D.H.E.
Press and hold the DEMO button for at least 2
seconds to activate the DEMO mode.
The unit automatically performs the following
operations.
1 Equalizer scanning operation (set by the
manufacturer).
2 Surround scanning operation (set by the
manufacturer).
3 D.H.E. scanning operation.
4 Operations 1 – 3 are carried out repeatedly.
F
EQ
SUR
To end the DEMO mode, press one of EQ,
SUR, and D.H.E. buttons.
11
Basic Operation
English
Sound Guide Function
1.#
2
1
2
Press and hold the INTLZ button for more than
3 seconds.
INTLZ
PWR
BEEP ON
1
BEEP OFF
3
INTLZ
PWR
This function will give audible feedback with
varying tones depending upon the button
pressed.
Press the Preset 1 button and the display
shows "BEEP ON."
Pressing the button again turns the Sound
Guide function off. "BEEP OFF" will be
displayed and no tones will be heard.
Press the INTLZ button to activate the normal
mode.
Note: Two things will remain audible regardless
of the BEEP ON or OFF display. The
caution beeps for 1) disc change and
eject operations of the built-in 3D Shuttle,
and 2) the opening and closing of the
movable display.
12
Basic Operation
English
Adjusting the Contrast
When the dot-matrix display is hard to see, you
can adjust the contrast (bright or dark).
1.$
2
3
1
PWR
2
3
4
Press and hold the INTLZ button for at least 3
seconds.
INTLZ
Press the
2
DN
INTLZ
PWR
UP
2
(preset) button.
Press the 9 DN or UP 8 buttons until you
clearly see the display. The contrast can be
adjusted in 12 steps from –6 to +6.
After the settings, press the INTLZ button to
activate the normal mode.
13
Basic Operation
English
Turning Mute Mode On/Off
1.#
2
1
2
Press and hold the INTLZ button for at least 3
seconds.
INTLZ
PWR
3
With a cellular phone connected, audio will be
interrupted whenever a call is received. This
function can be turned ON or OFF from the
head unit by following procedure below.
MUTE ON
Press the Preset
ON or OFF mode.
3
button to select the MUTE
MUTE OFF
3
14
INTLZ
PWR
Press the INTLZ button to activate the normal
mode.
Basic Operation
Adjusting Volume/Balance/Fader
1
2
1
English
MODE
VOL
BAL
FAD
Sub-W
2
Press and release the MODE button repeatedly
to choose the desired mode.
Notes:
• If the > or < button is not pressed in 5
seconds after selecting the BALANCE and
FADER modes, the unit automatically
returns to the VOLUME mode.
• With the Subwoofer mode turned on,
Subwoofer output level can be adjusted.
Press the button > or < until the desired sound
is obtained in each mode.
MODE
15
Basic Operation
English
Using the Function Button
The chart below describes the function of each
preset button. The function will change
depending upon the source selected and the
condition of the FUNCTION switch, ON or
OFF.
2
1
1
Press the F (FUNCTION) button. The
function mode will change each time you press
the button. (Refer to the chart below.)
F
2
Press any one of the
1
1
–
M
6
buttons.
2
3
Mode
CT
4
H
5
M
6
Function
Mode
OFF
Radio
ON
MD
12-CD
Changer
3
Preset 2
Preset 3
MONO
TUNE
(Direct Access
Memory Preset) (Stereo/Monaural)
OFF
ON
OFF
ON 1
CT
4
Preset 4
H
5
Preset 5
M
6
Preset 6
A.ME
(Automatic
Memory)
(DX/Local)
SCROLL
ON 2
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Preset 1
D.A.P.
2
Disc Select 1 Disc Select 2 Disc Select 3
3D
6-CD
Changer
1
M.I.X.
RPT
(Random Play)
(Repeat)
M.I.X.
RPT
(Random Play)
(Repeat)
SCAN
SCAN
Disc Select 1 Disc Select 2 Disc Select 3 Disc Select 4 Disc Select 5 Disc Select 6
RPT
M.I.X.
SCAN
(Repeat)
(Random Play)
Disc Select 1 Disc Select 2 Disc Select 3 Disc Select 4 Disc Select 5 Disc Select 6
Disc Select 7 Disc Select 8 Disc Select 9 Disc Select 10 Disc Select 11 Disc Select 12
RPT
M.I.X.
SCAN
(Random Play)
(Repeat)
Réception
radio
Operación de la English
Radio
radio Operation
2
1
Manual Tuning
3
1
TUNER
2
Press the SOURCE button to select the radio
mode.
SOURCE
MD
3D
*
(* Only with the CD shuttle connected.)
CD CHANGER
BAND
FM-1
T.S.M.
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired radio band is displayed.
FM-2
AM
3
FM1
DN
Downward
UP
ST 90.10
Press the 9 DN or UP 8 button to move
downward or upward one step respectively until
the desired station frequency is displayed.
"ST" indicator Note: The "ST" indicator in the display shows
that a stereo broadcast is being received.
Upward
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English
Radio Operation
2
1
3
Automatic Seek Tuning
4
1
Press the SOURCE button to select the mode.
SOURCE
TUNER
MD
2
3D
*
(* Only with the CD shuttle connected.)
CD CHANGER
FM-1
BAND
T.S.M.
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired radio band is displayed.
FM-2
AM
3
3
When the Function mode is ON*, press the 3
(TUNE) button to illuminate the DX indicator in
the display. With the DX mode activated, both
strong and weak stations will be tuned automatically.
Press again to return to the local mode. The DX
indicator will turn off and only strong stations
will be tuned.
DX
*
4
FM1
DN
18
UP
90.10
Refer to "Using the Function button" on page
16.
Press the c DN or UP f button to automatically seek a station downward or upward
respectively.
The unit will stop at the next station it finds.
Press the same button again to seek next
station.
Réception
radio
Operación de la English
Radio
radio Operation
1
1
1
2
Manual Storing of Station
Presets
1. Tune in the desired radio station you wish to
store in the preset memory.
2. Press and hold any one of the preset
buttons ( 1 through 6 ) for at least 2
seconds. The frequency display will begin
to blink.
3. Press the preset button into which you wish
to store the station while the display is
blinking (within 5 seconds).
The display stops blinking once the station
has been memorized. The display shows the
band, preset No. and the station frequency
memorized.
4. Repeat the procedure to store 5 other
stations onto the same band.
To use this procedure for other bands,
simply select the band desired and follow
steps 1 – 3 above.
M
3
CT
4
H
5
M
6
A total of 24 stations can be stored in the preset
memory (6 stations for each band; FM1, FM2,
AM and D.A.P.).
Notes:
• “Preset memory” works when the function
mode is OFF.
Refer to "Using the Function button" on page
16.
• If you store a station in a preset memory
which already has a station, the current
station will be cleared and replaced with the
new station.
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English
Radio Operation
1
1
2
Mono/Stereo Switching
MONO
MONO
(OFF)
"ST" indicator appears when a stereo station is
tuned in.
When the Function mode is ON*, press the 2
(MONO) button to switch from stereo to
monaural FM reception. This will help in
reducing the noise of weak FM Stereo broadcasts. In the monaural mode, the "ST" indicator
turns off. Press the 2 (MONO) button again to
return to the stereo mode.
*
20
Refer to "Using the Function button" on page
16.
Réception
radio
Operación de la English
Radio
radio Operation
1
Automatic Memory of
Station Presets
2
1
BAND
T.S.M.
FM-1
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired radio band is displayed.
FM-2
AM
2
M
6
When the Function mode is ON*, press the 6
(A. ME) button. The frequency on the display
continues to change while the automatic
memory is in progress.
The tuner will automatically seek and store 6
strong stations in the selected band in order of
signal strength.
When the automatic memory has been
completed, the tuner goes to the station stored
in the preset location No. 1.
M
*
Refer to "Using the Function button" on page
16.
Note: If no stations are stored, the tuner will
return to the original station you were
listening to before the auto memory
procedure began.
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English
Radio Operation
Storing into Direct Access
Preset (D.A.P.) Band
1
1
A combination of radio stations from any band,
AM and FM (up to 6 stations) can be manually
preset onto the D.A.P. band.
When the Function mode is ON*, press the
(D.A.P.) button to activate the D.A.P. mode.
1
1
D.A.P.
*
D.A.P.
Refer to "Using the Function button" on page
16.
(OFF) Press the BAND button to select FM or AM.
The selected band will be displayed.
To memorize stations onto the D.A.P. band,
follow the steps for the automatic or Manual
Storing of Station Presets section above.
To cancel the D.A.P. mode, press the
(D.A.P.) button.
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1
Réception
radio
Operación de la English
Radio
radio Operation
1
Tuning to Preset Stations
2
1
BAND
FM-1
T.S.M.
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired band is displayed.
FM-2
AM
Press the 1 (D.A.P.) button when the station
desired was stored using the D.A.P. function.
D.A.P.
2
1
2
Press the station preset button ( 1 through
6 ) that has your desired radio station in
memory. The display shows the band, preset
number and frequency of the station selected.
M
FM1
90.10
3
CT
4
H
5
M
6
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English
Radio Operation
2
Titling Stations
4
3
1
Tune in a station to be titled.
2
TITLE
or/ou/o
or
CLK
Change to the TITLE mode. Press and hold the
TITLE button for at least 3 seconds. The first
digit will blink.
BLPINE
3
Press DISP button to select the desired mode.
It will change each time you press the button.
Alphabet Number Symbol Refer to “Character and Symbols” on page 26.
A
DISP
4
0
!
A
or/ou/o
or
DN
DN
24
UP
UP
Press the c DN or UP f button to select the
desired letter/numeral/symbol available for
naming ("A" for example).
ALPINE
a
If entering a letter (alphabet), press the 9 DN
button to change to lowercase. Press the UP 8
button to return to all caps mode.
Réception
radio
Operación de la English
Radio
radio Operation
Titling Stations (Continued)
5
5
A
TITLE
CLK
or/ou/o
or
ALPINE
Press the TITLE button to store the first
character. The first character will stop blinking
and the display will automatically advance to
the next character. When that character begins
to blink, you may choose the next letter or
symbol of your title.
6
Repeat the steps 3 – 5 above to complete the
titling. All 10 character positions should be
filled. Use spaces where characters are not
needed (for example at the end of a 5 character
title, use 5 spaces to complete the title).
7
After the last character has been entered
(character number 10), the title will automatically be stored.
Notes:
• You can not enter a title on clock mode.
Refer to "Displaying Time".
• When you want to erase a title, enter the
"
" symbol into all spaces.
When the title memory is used up, the
display shows "Full Data." Storing new
station titles after the "Full Data" message
has been displayed, causes previously
stored titles to be erased. The new station
titles will replace the old titles beginning with
the first one created.
• A total of 18 titles for AM and FM stations
may be entered.
• When the title is not entered, "TUNER" will
be displayed.
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English
Radio Operation
1.#
Searching Titled Stations
(Title Search Menu)
2
1
BAND
ALPINE
T.S.M.
2
DN
3
Press and hold the T.S.M. button for at least 2
seconds while the station title is displayed.
The titled station in memory blinks in the
display.
Press the c DN or UP f button to select the
desired station title.
UP
Press the T.S.M. button to play the selected
station.
The unit will automatically search the station
and will play that station.
BAND
T.S.M.
Characters and Symbols
A (a)
B (b)
C (c)
D (d)
E (e)
F (f)
G (g)
H (h)
I (i)
J (j)
K (k)
L (l)
M (m)
N (n)
O (o)
P (p)
Q (q)
R (r)
S (s)
T (t)
U (u)
V (v)
W (w)
X (x)
Y (y)
Z (z)
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
!
"
#
$
%
&
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(
)
*
+
,
-
.
/
:
;
<
=
>
?
。
「
」
、
・
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CD Operation
English
Preparation for Playback
1
CD
Insert your discs (up to 3) into the disc slots of
the CD magazine with the label side facing up.
Magazine
2
Insert the CD magazine all the way into the
MDA-W890E with the arrow pointing toward the
unit as shown here.
3
To remove discs from the CD magazine, first
find the lever corresponding to the CD you
would like to remove. Push the lever away from
the magazine. The disc will come halfway out
from the CD magazine. Carefully grasp the
edge of the disc as shown and remove.
Note: Hold the disc so you will not leave
fingerprints on the disc surface (refer to
"Disc Care" section).
Notes:
1. Do not insert heat-deformed discs into the
CD magazine.
2. Do not forcibly remove the CD magazine by
hand.
3. Only one disc can be inserted in each
housing slot. Attempting to insert another
disc may cause damage.
4. Only compact discs containing the mark
shown can be used.
5. 3-inch (8cm) CD's cannot be used.
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CD Operation
4
2
4 3
1
3
English
Normal Play and Pause
1
Insert the magazine all the way as instructed on
top of the magazine.
2
Press the SOURCE button repeatedly to select
the 3D mode.
TUNER
SOURCE
MD
3D
*
3
1
D2
T-02
or
2
(* Only with the CD shuttle connected.)
CD CHANGER
DN
UP
Press one of the preset number buttons
( 1 – 3 ) to select a disc set in the magazine.
The disc can also be selected with the disc
select switch.
The selected disc number is displayed and the
playback starts.
The preset number switches 1 – 3 are
corresponding to the disc No. 1 – 3.
3
4
Press the
button to pause the CD play. To
button again.
resume playback, press the
EJECT
28
Press the eject (h) button to eject the magazine.
CD Operation
English
Fast Forward and Backward
1
1
DN
Press and hold the c DN or UP f button to
quickly move backward or forward until you
reach the desired section of the track.
UP
Repeat Play
1
1
H
Press the 5 (RPT) button to play back
repeatedly the track being played. The unit
enters the Repeat mode and the track will be
played repeatedly.
H
5
RPT
RPT
ALL
Press the 5 (RPT) button again to deactivate
the repeat play.
H
RPT
(OFF)
Note: If the RPT ALL mode is selected, the unit
repeatedly plays back all tracks on the
disc selected.
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CD Operation
English
Music Sensor (Skip)
1
1
Momentarily press the c DN button once to
return to the beginning of the current track. If
you wish to access a track further back,
repeatedly press until you reach the desired
track.
DN
T04
UP
T05
Press the UP f button once to advance to the
beginning of the next track. If you wish to
access a track further ahead, press repeatedly
until the desired track is reached.
(The example shows the Music Sensor
operation starting from track No. 4.)
Note: The music sensor feature is functional in
the play or pause mode.
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English
CD Operation
M.I.X. (Random Play)
1
1
Press the 4 (M.I.X.) button in the play or
pause mode. The unit enters the M.I.X. mode
and the tracks on the disc will be played back in
a random sequence. After all the tracks on the
disc have been played back once, the player
will load the next disc and begin a new random
sequence until the M.I.X. mode is canceled.
CT
CT
4
M.I.X.
M.I.X.
(OFF)
To cancel M.I.X. play, press the
button again.
CT
4
(M.I.X.)
Note: If a CD Shuttle equipped with the ALL
M.I.X. function is connected, ALL M.I.X.
will also be selectable. In this mode, the
tracks on all the CD’s in the current
magazine will be included in the random
playback sequence.
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CD Operation
English
Scanning Programs
1
1
Press the 6 (SCAN) button to activate the
Scan mode. The first 10 seconds of each track
will be played back in succession.
M
M
6
SCAN
SCAN
(OFF)
32
To stop the Scan, press the
to deactivate the Scan mode.
M
6
(SCAN) button
CD Operation
English
Titling Disc
2
4
3
1
Select a disc for which you want to enter a title.
2
TITLE
or
or/ou/o
CLK
Change to the TITLE mode. Press and hold the
TITLE button for at least 3 seconds. The first
digit will blink.
BLPINE
3
DISP
Press the DISP button to select the desired
mode.
The mode will change each time you press the
Alphabet Number Symbol button. Refer to “Characters and Symbols” on
page 36.
A
4
DN
0
Press the c DN or UP f button to select the
desired letter/numeral/symbol available for
naming ("A" for example).
UP
a
DN
!
If entering a letter (alphabet), press the 9 DN
button to change to lowercase. Press the UP 8
button to return to all caps mode.
UP
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CD Operation
English
Titling Disc (Continued)
5.&
5
TITLE
AL
CLK
6
Press the TITLE button to store the first
character. The first character will stop blinking
and the display will automatically advance to
the next character. When that character begins
to blink, you may choose the next letter or
symbol of your title.
Repeat the steps 3 – 5 above to complete the
titling. Pressing the TITLE button after entering
the 12th character, automatically stores the title
into memory.
In case of storing a title of less than 12
characters:
For example, after 3rd digit character is
completed, 4th digit character is blinking. Then,
go to step 7 .
7
TITLE
CLK
34
Press and hold the TITLE button for at least 3
seconds to record the title.
Notes:
• You can not enter a title in clock mode. For
the clock display, refer to “Displaying Time”,
on page 56.
• When the title is not entered, “3DISC” or
“CD CHANGER” will be displayed.
• When the display shows "Full Data", the
memory is full and no input is accepted. In
order to input new titles, old titles must be
deleted first. Refer to the section "Erasing
Disc Title" on page 35 to delete titles.
• The 3D Shuttle can memorize up to 18 CD
titles maximum.
• The CD Shuttle title length or memory
capacity depends upon the model being
used.
• In the case of the 3D Shuttle, the memorized
titles will be erased if the battery power lead
is disconnected, keep this in mind when
touching power cables.
CD Operation
English
2.$
Erasing Disc Title
3
1.%
1
When it is not in clock mode, press the TITLE
button to select the disc titling mode. Then,
press and hold for at least 3 seconds.
TITLE
CLK
2
ALPINE
O/C
OPEN/CLOSE
3
4
DN
O/C
UP
Press and hold the O/C button for at least 3
seconds to activate the title scanning mode.
The title in the display will blink, for example
"ALPINE".
Press the c DN or UP f button repeatedly
until the disc title you want to erase is displayed.
Press and hold the O/C button for at least 3
seconds to erase the disc title displayed.
OPEN/CLOSE
5
TITLE
Press and hold the TITLE button for at least 3
seconds to cancel the disc title erasing mode.
CLK
Note: You can not erase a title when the clock
displays. For the clock display, refer to
“Displaying Time” on page 56.
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CD Operation
1.#
English
Searching Titled Discs (Title
Search Menu)
2
1
Press the T.S.M. button while the title is
displayed.
The title in memory blinks in the display.
BAND
T.S.M.
2
ALPINE
DN
3
Press the c DN or UP f button to select the
desired disc title.
UP
Press the T.S.M. button to play the selected
disc.
The unit will automatically search the disc and
will play that disc.
BAND
T.S.M.
Characters and Symbols
A (a)
B (b)
C (c)
D (d)
E (e)
F (f)
G (g)
H (h)
I (i)
J (j)
K (k)
L (l)
M (m)
N (n)
O (o)
P (p)
Q (q)
R (r)
S (s)
T (t)
U (u)
V (v)
W (w)
X (x)
Y (y)
Z (z)
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
!
"
#
$
%
&
’
(
)
*
+
,
-
.
/
:
;
<
=
>
?
。
「
」
、
・
Blank
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English
CD Shuttle Operation
Operation of 6-Disc Shuttle
(Option)
1
2
If an Ai-NET applicable CD Shuttle made by
ALPINE is connected, this unit can operate the
CD Shuttle.
2
3
1
Press the SOURCE button to activate the CD
Shuttle mode.
The mode will change each time the button is
pressed.
SOURCE
TUNER
2
MD
3D
*
CD CHANGER
1
Press one of the buttons 1 – 6 to select a
disc set in the CD Shuttle. The disc can also be
selected with the disc select switch.
The disc No. selected is displayed.
M
D5
2
T-05
3
CT
4
H
5
or
or/ou/o
M
6
DN
3
D5
Disc No.
DN
(* Only with the CD Shuttle connected)
UP
UP
T-05
Press the c DN or UP f button lightly to
specify a music number (track number).
The playback will begin.
Track No.
Notes:
• The CD Shuttle can be operated in the same
way as this unit using function button.
(Refer to “Using the Function Button” on
page 16.)
• The preset switch numbers 1 – 6 are
corresponding to the disc No. 1 – 6.
M
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English
CD Shuttle Operation
Operation of 12-Disc CD
Shuttle (Option)
If an Ai-NET applicable CD Shuttle made by
ALPINE is connected, this unit can operate the
CD Shuttle.
1
2
3
1
SOURCE
TUNER
MD
2
Disc No. 1
3
Press the SOURCE button to activate the CD
Shuttle mode.
The mode will change each time the button is
pressed.
3D
DN
2
*
CD CHANGER
Press the Disc Select button to select a disc in
the CD Shuttle. The disc No. selected is
displayed. The disc can be selected directly if
you use the function button. (Refer to page 16.)
UP
6
(* Only with the CD Shuttle connected.)
11
12
Press and release the c DN or UP f button
to skip to a specific track number.
DN
UP
Note: Using the Function button, the attached
CD Shuttle can be operated in the same
way as the 3D source.
(Refer to “Using the Function Button” on
page 16.)
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MD Operation
English
1
Opening and Closing of
the Movable Display
1
O/C
OPEN/CLOSE
O/C
OPEN/CLOSE
Press the O/C button.
The movable display opens.
To close the movable display, press the O/C
button again.
The movable display closes.
Notes:
• When the movable display is opened, do not
place any object on the display and be
careful not to bump or apply any pressure to
the door while it is open. This can cause
damage to the mechanism.
• Under low ambient temperature conditions,
the display may be dark for a short period
immediately after the power is turned on.
Once the LCD has warmed up, the display
will return to normal.
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MD Operation
English
Normal Play and Pause
2
1
1
1
Open the movable display and insert an MD.
The movable display automatically closes and
the playback starts.
When an MD is already inserted, press the
SOURCE button to set the mode to MD. The
mode will change each time the button is
pressed.
O/C
SOURCE
Note: Insert the MD in the direction the arrow
indicates with the label facing up.
TUNER
2
MD
3D
O/C
*
(* Only with the CD shuttle connected.)
CD CHANGER
Press the O/C button to stop the MD playback.
The movable display opens and the MD ejects.
OPEN/CLOSE
Notes:
• Make sure the MD is fully inserted into the
mechanism before pressing the O/C button
to close the movable display.
• Remove any dust or debris before inserting.
• Do not use MDs labels peeling or covering
the shutter.
• Do not use MD with over sealed label or half
way peeled off label.
• Do not insert the MD while the power is
OFF. Inserting forcibly could severely
damage the mechanism.
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MD Operation
English
Music Sensor (Skip)
1
2
1
2
Momentarily press the c DN button once to
return to the beginning of the current track. If
you wish to access a track further back,
repeatedly press until you reach the desired
track.
DN
T04
UP
T05
Press the UP f button once to advance to the
beginning of the next track. If you wish to
access a track ahead, press repeatedly until the
desired track is reached.
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MD Operation
Fast Forward and Fast
Backward
1
1
DN
Downward
Press and hold the c DN or UP f button to
quickly move backward or forward until you
reach the desired section of the track.
UP
Upward
Repeat Play
1
1
English
Press the 5 (RPT) button to play back
repeatedly the track being played.
H
H
5
RPT
Press the 5 (RPT) button again to deactivate
the repeat play.
H
RPT
(OFF)
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MD Operation
M.I.X. (Random Play)
1
1
English
Press the 4 (M.I.X.) button. The unit enters
the M.I.X. mode and the tracks on the MD will
be played back in a random sequence.
CT
CT
4
M.I.X.
To deactivate, press the M.I.X. button again.
M.I.X.
(OFF)
Note: After all the tracks on the MD have been
played back once, the player begin a
new random sequence.
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MD Operation
English
Scanning Programs
1
1
Press the 6 (SCAN) button to activate the
scan mode. The first 10 seconds of each track
will be played back in succession.
M
M
6
SCAN
SCAN
(OFF)
Press the 6 (SCAN) button to deactivate the
SCAN mode. The track will be played normally.
M
44
MD Operation
2
1
1
2
TRACK NAME
CLOCK/TRACK NAME
3
To Display/Scroll MD titles
Press the TITLE button during play back of MD.
The display will change each time you press the
button.
TITLE
CLK
MD TITLE
English
CLOCK/MD TITLE
If the MD title or track name is longer than 12
characters, press the 3 (SCROLL) button. It
ALPINE Love
will display the entire title by scrolling 1
(Example:ALPINE Love Story)
character at a time to the left in the display.
After displaying the last character for 3
LPINE Love S
seconds, the display return to normal mode.
PINE Love St
INE Love Sto
To deactivate the scroll mode during scrolling,
press the SCROLL button again.
NE Love Stor
E Love Story
Notes:
• The MDA-W890E may not display every title
properly, depending on the unit used to
record/enter the title.
• If no MD title nor track name has been
entered, "MINIDISC" will be displayed.
• Titles can be set to scroll automatically.
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cuidado icon
English
MD Operation
D.H.E.
Operation
Selecting D.H.E. Mode
Using digital signal processing technology,
D.H.E. (Digital Harmonics Enhancer) operates
on harmonic components which determine tone
and coloration of the musical instruments. The
process operates independently on individual
frequency bands, so each instrument or vocal
will be distinct. Play back clarity is enhanced to
compensate for road noises which would
normally detract from the listener’s enjoyment.
1
1
2
3
1
D.H.E.
D.H.E.
D.H.E.
D.H.E.
5
D.H.E.
D.H.E.
Press the D.H.E. button until the desired mode
will be displayed.
With each press, the mode will change D.H.E.
1, D.H.E. 2, D.H.E. 3, D.H.E. 4, D.H.E. 5, OFF.
4
(OFF)
D.H.E.
Beat MAX
(D.H.E.1)
Notes when setting D.H.E./Surround/
Equalizer
• The mode currently set is displayed by
pressing the D.H.E./SUR/EQ button once.
Then, the effect is changed by each
successive press (within 5 seconds).
• While making this adjustment, other
operations will not be accepted.
• When turning the unit power on for the first
time after resetting, each mode is set to
default.
Lyric MAX
(D.H.E.2)
Bass rhythm emphasized. Female vocals stand out.
Lyric MIX
(D.H.E.4)
The female vocal will be clearly
reproduced inside of the car.
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Beat MIX
(D.H.E.3)
Good, overall balance.
Phase MIX
(D.H.E.5)
A good balance is available
for any genre.
English
Equalizer
L.P.S.
Operation
Operation
Choosing the Listening
Position Selector (L.P.S.)
1
1
L.P.S.
This feature gives the user the ability to adjust
the time delay of the 4 main speakers to
provide the ideal sound stage for each listener
in the car. The staging can be optimized for the
front passenger, driver, front passenger and
driver, or front and rear passengers and driver.
Press the L.P.S. button repeatedly to select
the desired listening position.
The L.P.S. indicator shows the seat position.
All seats
Front seats
Front left seat
Front right seat
(OFF)
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English
Equalizer
L.P.S.
Operation
Operation
1
2
1
Press the L.P.S. button repeatedly to select the
L.P.S. mode you want to adjust.
The L.P.S. indicator will blink for 5 seconds.
L.P.S.
2
While the L.P.S. indicator is blinking, press the
up/down (UP 8 , 9 DN) and left/right (c DN,
UP f ) buttons, to fine tune the time correction
for the selected position.
DN
48
Adjusting L.P.S
UP
DN
UP
Equalizer
Surround
Operation
English
DSP Surround Presets
1.@.#.$.
1
The MDA-W890E employs DSP (Digital Signal
Processing) to duplicate mathematically various
listening environments. Six typical surround
settings are provided for a variety of musical
source material as follows.
NORMAL (Flat)
SUR
Press the SUR (SURROUND) button to select
the Surround OFF (Flat) mode.
NORMAL
2
SUR
3
SUR
4
SUR
A D I U M
ST
STADIUM
Press the SUR button to select the mode which
duplicates the acoustics of a large outdoor
stadium.
LIVE
LIVE
Press the SUR button to select the mode which
duplicates the acoustics of a small, intimate
concert hall with few reflections.
DANCE
Press the SUR button to select the mode which
duplicates the acoustics of a dance hall with
moderate reflections.
DANCE
5
CHURCH
SUR
Press the SUR button to select the mode which
duplicates the acoustics of a large cathedral with
high ceilings and many reflections.
CHURCH
6
SUR
HALL
HALL
Press the SUR button to select the mode which
duplicates the acoustics of a large concert hall
with limited reflections.
Note: The display shown on the left will be
different from the actual display.
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Surround
Equalizer
Operation
English
Adjusting the Surround
Settings
You can adjust the Surround settings for your
preference.
2
1
SUR
S
SUR
2
DN
DN
50
1
UP
UP
Press the SUR button repeatedly to select the
desired surround mode (except NORMAL).
Within 5 second after the step 1 , press the 9
DN or UP 8 button to decrease or increase the
reverberation level. Adjustments can be made
within a range of +4 to –4 steps.
Press the c DN or UP f button to adjust the
initial reverberation time. Adjustments can be
made within a range of +4 to –4 steps.
Equalizer
Operation
English
Equalizer Presets
Six typical equalizer settings are preset at the
factory for a variety of musical source material.
1.@.#.$.%
1
EQ
2
EQ
3
EQ
4
EQ
5
EQ
6
EQ
Setting 1: FLAT
Press the EQ (EQUALIZER) button to select
the flat frequency response.
Setting 2: MALE (VOCAL)
Press the EQ button to select the MALE setting.
Setting 3: FEMALE (VOCAL)
Press the EQ button to select the FEMALE
setting.
Setting 4: POPS
Press the EQ button to select the POPS setting.
Setting 5: ROCK
Press the EQ button to select the ROCK
setting.
Setting 6: NEWS
Press the EQ button to select the NEWS
setting.
Note: The display shown on the left will be
different from the actual display.
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Equalizer
Operation
English
Adjusting the Equalizer
Settings
3
1
2
2
52
1
EQ
EQ
Press the EQ (EQUALIZER) button repeatedly
to select the Equalizer setting preset which you
wish to adjust.
The example shows FLAT mode.
- - - - - - - - - - Within 5 seconds after the operation of 1 ,
DN
3
You can modify the Equalizer settings to create
a response curve more appealing to your
personal taste.
press the EQ BAND DN (c DN) or UP (UP f )
button to select the frequency band to adjust.
The BAND indicator of the selected frequency
will blink.
UP
DN
UP
Press the LEVEL DN (9 DN) or LEVEL UP
(UP 8 ) button while the frequency range is
blinking to decrease or increase the level
respectively. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to adjust
other frequency ranges.
To adjust other Equalizer settings, repeat Steps
1 to 3 .
Equalizer
Operation
2.#
1
1
English
Memorizing the
Equalizer Settings
Press the EQ button to select the desired
equalizer setting (factory preset or your own)
you wish to store in memory.
EQ
2
Within 5 seconds after operating step 1 , press
and hold any one of the Preset buttons ( 1 –
6 ) for at least 2 seconds. The indicators blink
for 5 seconds showing the unit is ready for
storing.
M
1
USER
P.SET
2
3
CT
4
H
5
M
6
3
USER
P.SET
1
2
3
CT
4
H
5
M
6
While the indicators are blinking, press the
Preset button ( 1 – 6 ) into which you wish to
store the selected equalization setting. Repeat
Steps 1 to 3 to store other settings.
The example shows the setting has been stored
at the Preset 2.
M
Note: You can store the D.H.E. and Surround
settings as well as the Equalizer settings
in the Presets.
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Equalizer
Operation
English
Recalling the Memorized
Equalizer/Surround Settings
2
1
1
Press the desired mode button, EQ, SUR or
D.H.E.
D.H.E.
EQ
2
SUR
USER
P.SET
1
To recall your preset, pressing one of the preset
switches ( 1 – 6 ) within 5 seconds after the
operation in Section 1 . This provides sound
characteristics of your own design.
M
2
3
CT
4
H
5
M
6
1
1
DISP
Switching the Display
Modes
Press the DISP (DISPLAY) button to select the
desired Display pattern mode.
Each press changes the display patterns as
shown in page 55.
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Equalizer
Operation
Pattern
Display
English
Description
1
EQ Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
•
2
Spectrum Analizer Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
•
3
Peak Hold Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
•
4
Peak Value Increasing Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
•
5
"i" Character Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
•
6
Block Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
•
7
Mirror Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
•
8
Spectrum Dual Stack Pattern
•
63
•
160
•
400
•
1K
•
2.5K
•
6.3K
•
16K
9
•
Scan Display
(Repeats from DISP2 to DISP8 for every 5
seconds endlessly.)
10
CD
MD
RADIO
Operation Mode Display
Displays each mode of operation.
55
Clock Operation
English
Displaying Time
1.@
1
12:00
TITLE
Press CLK (Clock) button.
The mode changes each time you press the
button.
Select the clock displaying mode.
CLK
Notes:
• The clock will be displayed by pressing the
CLK button even if the power is turned off
with the ignition ON.
• When using this unit with the engine off, the
battery may discharge over time. This could
be enough to prevent the engine from
starting (The discharge time depends upon
the number of components in your system).
2
TITLE
CLK
56
Press CLK (Clock) button.
The mode changes each time you press the
button.
Turn off the clock display.
Clock Operation
2
3
4
1
1
2
3
4
TITLE
12:30
CLK
CT
4
12:00
H
5
9:00
English
English
Setting Time
Make sure you are in the Clock mode by
pressing the Clock button (see page 56). Then,
press and hold the CLK (Clock) button for at
least 3 seconds. The time indication will begin
to blink.
To set the time to the nearest hour, press the
CT button while the time indication is blinking.
For example, if the time shown in the display is
9:35, the CT function will change it to 10:00. If
the display shows 9:29, the CT function will set
the time to 9:00.
Example: To adjust to 9:35
M
6
9:35
9:35
Press the "H" button to adjust the hours while
the time indication is blinking.
Press the "M" button to adjust the minutes while
the time indication is blinking.
The time automatically sets after 5 seconds of
inactivity. It can be manually set by pressing the
CLK button immediately after making adjustments. The time display stops blinking when
set.
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Remote Control
English
Controls
VOLUME
1
2
3
4
5
6
MUTE
7
PWR
ENT
CD-CHG
BAND
PROG
SOURCE
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
A.PROC
1 Mute Button
Press the button to lower the volume by
20 dB instantly. Press the button again to
cancel.
2 Power Switch
Press the switch to turn the power on/off.
3 k Button
Press the button to switch between the
Play and Pause modes for the MD
player or CD.
4 CD Changer Button
Press the button to change to the CD
changer operation.
5 Band/Program Button
Radio mode: BAND Button
6 Volume Adjustment Buttons
To increase the volume level.....
Press the
button
To decrease the volume level.....
Press the
7
button
Button
Radio mode: Pressing the button will
select, in ascending order, stations
programmed into the radio's presets as
shown below.
→1 →2 • • •6
3D/CD Shuttle mode: DISC Select (UP)
Button
Press the button to select a disc in
ascending order.
Equalizer/Surround mode: After calling
each mode with the A. PROC button,
press the
button to select each
mode.
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Remote Control
English
8
Button
Radio mode: SEEK (DN) Button
3D/MD/CD Shuttle mode: Press the
button to go back to the beginning of the
current track.
9
Button
Radio mode: SEEK (UP) Button
3D/MD/CD Shuttle mode: Press the
button to advance to the beginning of the
next track.
VOLUME
MUTE
PWR
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ENT
CD-CHG
BAND
PROG
SOURCE
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
A.PROC
Button
Radio mode: Pressing the button will
select, in descending order, stations
programmed into the radio's presets as
shown below.
→6 →5
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3D/CD Shuttle mode: DISC Select (DN)
Button
Press the button to select a disc in
descending order.
Equalizer/Surround mode: After calling
each mode with the A. PROC button, press
the
button to select each mode.
Audio Processor Button
Press the button to switch between the
Equalizer/Surround modes.
Audio Select Button
Press to select the audio source.
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Remote Control
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Battery Replacement
Applicable battery: Use two "AAA" sized dry
batteries or equivalent.
Opening the battery cover
Slide out the battery cover while firmly pressing
outward.
Replacing the battery
Put the batteries in the case as illustrated.
e
d
d
e
Closing the cover
Push the cover as illustrated until a click is
heard.
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Disc Care
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Correct Handling
CORRECT
INCORRECT
Do not drop the disc while handling. Hold the
disc so you will not leave fingerprints on the
surface. Do not affix tape, paper, or gummed
labels on the disc. Do not write on the disc.
CORRECT
Disc Cleaning
Fingerprints, dust, or soil on the surface of the
disc could cause the CD player to skip. For
routine cleaning, wipe the playing surface with a
clean, soft cloth from the centre of the disc to
the outer edge. If the surface is heavily soiled,
dampen a clean soft cloth in a solution of mild
neutral detergent before cleaning the disc.
Disc Accessories
Transparent Sheet
There are various accessories available on the
market for protecting the disc surface and
improving sound quality. However, most of
them will influence the thickness and/or
diameter of the disc. Using such accessories
can cause the disc to be out of standard
specifications and may create operational
problems. We recommend not using these
accessories on discs played in Alpine CD
players.
Disc Stabilizer
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Disc Care
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What is an MD
The small, compact cartridge containing a
64mm diameter disc is very easy to handle.
The signals on the disc are digital and are read
without touching the disc, so the quality of the
sound remains unchanged upon playback
(unlike cassette).
It uses a recording method called ATRAC
(Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding). This is
a compression technique used to reduce the
music data to 1/5 of its original size. This
compression is such that the quality of the
sound approaches that of a Compact Disc.
Handling
The MD is enclosed in a plastic cartridge. If can
be handled without worrying about dust or
fingerprints. However, dust can still enter from
the small gaps in the case or mishandling the
MD could damage the unit.
Please follow the instructions below when
using the MD.
• Do not open the shutter.
• Do not touch the disc inside cartridge.
• Wipe off any dust or debris on the cartridge.
Pay special attention to the spindle side of
the MD.
• Do not expose to direct sun light.
• Do not expose to a location where sand or
dust could enter.
• Make sure labels are properly positioned.
• Use only 1 label per MD.
• Do not use an MD with its label peeling off.
• Store in its case when not in use.
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In Case of Difficulty
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If you encounter a problem, please review the
items in the following check list. This guide will
help you isolate the problem if the unit is at
fault. Otherwise, make sure the rest of your
system is properly connected or consult your
authorized Alpine dealer.
Initial Turn-on After Installation
Symptom
Cause and Solution
No function or display.
•
Car's ignition is off.
– If connected per instructions, the unit will
not operate with the car's ignition off.
•
Improper connection of power leads.
– Check connections of the power leads.
•
Blown fuse.
– Check the fuses on the Battery leads;
replace with the proper value if
necessary.
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In Case of Difficulty
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Radio Mode
Symptom
Cause and Solution
Unable to receive stations.
•
No antenna or open connection in cable.
– Make sure the antenna is properly
connected; replace the antenna or cable
if necessary.
Unable to tune stations in the seek mode.
•
You are in a weak signal area.
– Make sure the tuner is in the DX mode.
If the area you are in is not known to be a
weak signal area, the antenna may not be
grounded and connected properly.
– Check your antenna connections; make
sure the antenna is properly grounded at
its mounting location.
The antenna may not be the proper length.
– Make sure the antenna is fully extended;
if broken, replace the antenna with a new
one.
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•
Broadcast is noisy.
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The antenna is not the proper length.
– Extend the antenna fully; replace it if it is
broken.
The antenna is poorly grounded.
– Make sure the antenna is grounded
properly at its mounting location.
In Case of Difficulty
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CD Mode
Symptom
Cause and Solution
CD not functioning.
•
Out of operating temperature range +50°C
(+120°F) for CD.
– Allow the car's interior (or trunk) temperature to cool.
CD playback sound is wavering.
•
Moisture condensation in the CD Module.
– Allow enough time for the condensation
to evaporate (about 1 hour).
Unable to Fast-Forward or Backward.
•
The CD has been damaged.
– Eject the CD and discard; using a
damaged CD in your unit can cause
damage to the transport.
Sound skips due to vibration.
•
Improper mounting.
– Securely re-mount the unit.
Disc is very dirty.
– Clean the disc.
Disc has scratches.
– Change the disc.
•
•
Sound skips without vibration.
•
Dirty or scratched disc.
– Clean the disc: damaged discs should be
replaced.
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In Case of Difficulty
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MD Mode
Symptom
Cause and Solution
The MD could not be inserted.
•
•
Sound skips due to vibration.
•
Improper mounting.
– Securely re-mount the unit.
Sound skips without vibration.
•
Dirty or scratched MD. Bad recording
condition.
– Change the MD.
The play back won’t start.
•
Dirty or scratched MD. Bad recording.
condition. A non-recorded MD.
– Change the MD.
Dew condensation.
– Wait for a while before using.
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Another MD is already inserted.
– Eject the inserted MD and insert the MD.
The MD is inserted incorrectly.
– Insert the MD correctly.
In Case of Difficulty
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Indication for 3D Head Unit
Cause and Solution
Indication
•
Protective circuit is activated due to high
temperature.
– The indicator will disappear when the
temperature returns to within operation
range.
•
No disc is loaded.
– Select a disc.
•
No magazine is loaded.
– Insert a magazine.
•
Malfunction in the unit.
– Press the eject button and remove the
CD from the CD magazine. Inspect the
CD for any deformities or irregularities
(see pages 6 – 7). If there appears to be
no problems with the disc, insert the CD
back into the magazine. When the
"ERROR" indication disappears from the
display, insert the magazine into the unit.
If the magazine does not eject, consult
your Alpine dealer.
•
Magazine ejection not possible.
– Press the magazine eject button. If the
magazine does not eject, consult your
Alpine dealer.
•
Magazine ejects without CD.
– Press the eject button to activate the
eject function. Insert an empty CD
magazine into the 3D Shuttle to receive
the disc left inside the unit.
If the CD cannot be removed, consult
your Alpine dealer.
High-Temp
NO DISC
No Magazine
ERROR
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In Case of Difficulty
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Indication for MD Head Unit
Indication
Cause and Solution
NO DISC
•
No MD is inserted.
– Insert an MD.
•
Dirty or scratched MD. Bad recording
condition. A non recorded MD. Not a music
MD.
– Press the O/C button and change the
MD.
The MD is inserted incorrectly.
– Press the O/C button and insert the MD
correctly.
Dew condensation.
– Wait a while.
Mechanism error.
1. Press the O/C button and eject the MD.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
2. When the error indication remains after
ejecting, press the O/C button again.
If the error indication still does not turn off
after pressing the O/C button for a few
times, consult your Alpine dealer.
•
•
ERROR
•
•
Protective circuit is activated due to high
temperature.
– The indicator will disappear when the temperature returns to within operation range.
•
Reset or installation is proceeded with an
MD left in the mechanism.
Malfunction in the mechanism.
– Press the O/C button to open and close
the movable display. (If the MD is in the
mechanism, eject the MD once and
reinsert it.)
High-Temp
(Blinking)
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Note: When the "ERROR" is displayed:
In case that the disc cannot be ejected by
pressing the O/C (Open/Close) button,
press the Reset button (refer to page 9)
and press the O/C button again.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
In Case of Difficulty
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Indication for CD Shuttle
Indication
Cause and Solution
•
Protective circuit is activated due to high
temperature.
– The indicator will disappear when the
temperature returns to within operation
range.
•
Malfunction in the CD Shuttle.
– Consult your Alpine dealer.
Press the magazine eject button and pull
out the magazine. Check the indication.
Insert the magazine again. If the
magazine cannot be pulled out, consult
your Alpine dealer.
•
Magazine ejection not possible.
– Press the magazine eject button.
If the magazine does not eject, consult
your Alpine dealer.
•
A disc is left inside the CD Shuttle.
– Press the EJECT button to activate the
eject function. When the CD Shuttle
finishes the eject function, insert an
empty CD magazine into the CD Shuttle
to receive the disc left inside the CD
Shuttle.
•
No magazine is loaded into the CD Shuttle.
– Insert a magazine.
•
No indicated disc.
– Choose another disc.
High-Temp
ERROR
No Magazine
NO DISC
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Specifications
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FM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range ...................................................................................................... 87.5 – 108.0 MHz
Mono Usable Sensitivity ........................................................................... 9.3 dBf (0.8µV/75 ohms)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity ...................................................................... 13.5 dBf (1.3µV/75 ohms)
Alternate Channel Selectivity ................................................................................................. 80 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ............................................................................................................. 65 dB
Stereo Separation .................................................................................................................. 35 dB
Capture Ratio ........................................................................................................................ 2.0 dB
AM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range ........................................................................................................ 531 – 1,602 kHz
Usable Sensitivity ................................................................................................... 22.5µV/27.0 dB
CD SECTION
Frequency Response ................................................................................... 5 – 20,000 Hz (±1 dB)
Wow & Flutter (% WRMS) ........................................................................ Below measurable limits
Total Harmonic Distortion ................................................................................... 0.008% (at 1 kHz)
Dynamic Range ..................................................................................................... 95 dB (at 1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ............................................................................................................. 95 dB
Channel Separation ............................................................................................... 85 dB (at 1 kHz)
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Specifications
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MD SECTION
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ............................................................................................................. 90 dB
Channel Separation ............................................................................................... 85 dB (at 1 kHz)
Wow & Flutter (% WRMS) ........................................................................ Below measurable limits
EQUALIZER SECTION
Number of Bands ............................................................................................................................ 7
Equalizer Centre Frequency Range ............................................ 63/160/400 Hz/1/2.5/6.3/16 kHz,
±10 dB for each range
REMOTE CONTROL
Battery Type ................................................................................................. "AAA" sized dry battry
Battery Quantity .............................................................................................................................. 2
Dimensions (W x H x D) .................................... 56mm (2-1/4") x 14mm (9/16") x 105mm (4-1/8")
Weight (without battery) ................................................................................................. 50 g (1 oz)
GENERAL
Power Requirement ..................................................................... 14.4V DC (11 – 16V (allowable))
Maximum Power Output* ................................................................................................... 40W x 4
Output Voltage .................................................................................................... 500 mV/10k ohms
Maximum Pre-Output Voltage .................................................................................... 2V/10k ohms
Weight ................................................................................................................... 3 kg (6 lbs. 9 oz)
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Specifications
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CHASSIS SIZE
Width ............................................................................................................................. 178mm (7")
Height ................................................................................................................. 100mm (3-15/16")
Depth ...................................................................................................................... 156mm (6-1/8")
NOSEPIECE SIZE
Width ....................................................................................................................... 170mm (6-3/4")
Height ....................................................................................................................... 96mm (3-3/4")
Depth ............................................................................................................................ 19mm (3/4")
* Under maximum operating voltage and input
signal, into 4 ohms.
Note: Due to product improvement, specifications
and design are subject to change without
notice.
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