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R e t u r n yo u r Wa rr a n t y R e g i s t r a t i o n c a rd t o d ay t o
e n s u re yo u re c e i ve a l l t h e b e n e f i t s yo u ’re e n t i t l e d t o.
• Once your Philips Magnavox purchase is registered, you’re eligible
to receive all the privileges of owning a Philips Magnavox product.
• So complete and return the Warranty Registration Card enclosed
with your purchase at once. And take advantage of these important benefits.
Warranty
Verification
Owner
Confirmation
Model
Registration
Registering your product within 10 days
confirms your right to maximum protection
under the terms and conditions of your
Philips Magnavox warranty.
Your completed Warranty Registration
Card serves as verification of ownership in
the event of product theft or loss.
Returning your Warranty Registration Card
right away guarantees you’ll receive all
the information and special offers which you
qualify for as the owner of your model.
Know these
safety symbols
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
For Customer Use
Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the
rear of the cabinet. Retain this information for
future reference.
Model No. _______________________________
Serial No. ________________________________
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This “bolt of lightning” indicates uninsulated material within your unit may cause an electrical shock. For the safety
of everyone in your household, please do not remove
product covering.
The “exclamation point” calls attention to features for
which you should read the enclosed literature closely to
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WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, match wide
blade of plug to wide slot, and fully insert.
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What’s more, your purchase guarantees you’ll receive all
the information and special offers for which you qualify,
plus easy access to accessories from our convenient home
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Dear Philips Magnavox product owner:
Thank you for your confidence in Philips Magnavox.You’ve
selected one of the best-built, best-backed products available
today.And we’ll do everything in our power to keep you
happy with your purchase for many years to come.
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All of this is our way of saying welcome–and thanks for
investing in a Philips Magnavox product.
Sincerely,
Robert Minkhorst
President and Chief Executive Officer
P.S. Remember, to get the most from your Philips
Magnavox product, you must return your
Warranty Registration Card within 10 days. So
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CAUTION
AVIS
AVISO
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES
NE PAS OUVRIR
RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELÉCTRICO
NO ABRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Attention: Afin de prévenir le risque de chocs électriques,
ne pas retirer les vis.
Toute réparation devrait être confiée à un personnel qualifié.
Atención: Para reducir el riesgo de choque elécrico,
no quite la tapa (o el panel posterior).
En su interior no hay piezas que el usuario pueda reparar.
Para servicio dirijase a personal calificado.
Ce symbole indique la présence d’une tension
suffisamment élevée pour engendrer un risque de
chocs électriques.
This symbol warns the user that uninsulated voltage
within the unit may have sufficient magnitude to cause
electric shock. Therefore, it is dangerous to make
any kind of contact with any inside part of this unit.
Ce symbole indique que le manuel d’installation
fourni avec l’appareil contient d’importantes
recommandations quant au fonctionnement et
à l’entretien de ce dernier.
This symbol alerts the user that important literature
concerning the operation and maintenance of this
unit has been included. Therefore, it should be read
carefully in order to avoid any problems.
Este símbolo tiene por finalidad advertir al usuario de
la presencia de tensión peligrosa no aislada dentro de
la caja del aparato, que puede ser lo suficientemente
fuerte para constituir un peligro de choque eléctrico.
Este símbolo sirve para advertir al usuario de la
presencia de instrucciones de manejo y
mantenimiento (servicio) importantes en el manual
que acompaña al aparato.
WARNING
AVIS
AVISO
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Afin de réduire tout risque d’incendie ou de choc
électrique, il ne faut pas exposer cet appareil à la
pluie ou à l’humidité.
Para reducir el riesgo de fuego o choque eléctrico,
no exponga el aparato a la lluvia o humedad.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
The set complies with the FCC-Rules, Part 15 and with 21
CFR 1040.10.
Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for
radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in
the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
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ATTENTION
L'utilisation des commandes ou réglages ou le nonrespect des procédures ci-incluses peuvent se
traduire par une exposition dangereuse à
l'irradiation.
L'appareil répond aux normes FCC, Part 15 et 21 CFR 1040.10.
Canada
Cet appareil numérique n'emet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques
de Class B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le Brouillage
Radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère des Communications
du Canada.
ATENCIÓN
El uso de mando o ajustes o la ejecucción de
métodos que no sean los aquí descritos puede
ocasionar peligro de exposición a radiación.
El aparato cumple las normas FCC, Parte 15 y 21 CFR 1040.10.
Français .................................30
Français
English .....................................6
Español ..................................56
Español
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INDEX
FW555C
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – Read before operating equipment
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This product was designed and manufactured to meet strict quality and safety standards.
There are, however, some installation and operation precautions which you should be
particularly aware of.
12.
1.
13.
Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before
the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture - The appliance should not be used near water - for example,
near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub or swimming pool, or in a wet
basement.
6. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used only with a cart or stand that is
recommended by the manufacturer.
6A.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination to overturn.
7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The appliance should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does
not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be
situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation
openings; or, placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may
impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the
type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
11. Grounding or Polarization - Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or
polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, match the
wide blade of this plug to the wide slot and fully insert.
Do not use this (polarized) plug with an extension cord,
AC Polarized
Plug
receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully
inserted to prevent blade exposure.
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16.
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19.
Power Cord Protection - Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords and plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the appliance.
Cleaning - The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
Power Lines - An outdoor antenna should be located away from power lines.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver,
be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
connectors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes,
and requirements for the grounding electrode. See figure on page 7.
Nonuse Periods - The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the
outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and
liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.
Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be serviced by qualified
service personnel when:
A. The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the appliance; or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that
described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
Note to the Cable TV system installer
This reminder is provided to call the Cable TV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Example of Antenna Grounding as
per NEC - National Electrical Code
Ground Clamp
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
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LIMITED WARRANTY
AUDIO SYSTEM
One Year Free Labor
One Year Free Service on Parts
This product must be carried in for repair.
WHO IS COVERED?
You must have proof of purchase to receive warranty
service. A sales receipt or other document showing that
you purchased the product is considered proof of purchase.
WHAT IS COVERED?
Warranty coverage begins the day you buy your product.
For one year thereafter, all parts will be repaired or replaced,
and labor is free. After one year from the day of purchase,
you pay for the replacement or repair of all parts, and for
all labor charges.
All parts, including repaired and replaced parts, are covered
only for the original warranty period.When the warranty
on the product expires, the warranty on all replaced and
repaired parts also expires.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Your warranty does not cover:
• labor charges for installation or setup of the product,
adjustment of customer controls on the product, and
installation or repair of antenna systems outside of the
product.
• product repair and/or part replacement because of misuse,
accident, unauthorized repair or other cause not within
the control of Philips Consumer Electronics Company.
• reception problems caused by signal conditions or cable
or antenna systems outside the unit.
• a product that requires modification or adaptation to
enable it to operate in any country other than the
country for which it was designed, manufactured,
approved and/or authorized, or repair of products
damaged by these modifications.
• incidental or consequential damages resulting from the
product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
exclusion may not apply to you.This includes, but is not
limited to, prerecorded material, whether copyrighted or
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not copyrighted.)
• a product that is used for commercial or institutional
purposes.
WHERE IS SERVICE AVAILABLE?
Warranty service is available in all countries where the
product is officially distributed by Philips Consumer
Electronics Company. In countries where Philips Consumer
Electronics Company does not distribute the product, the
local Philips service organization will attempt to provide
service (although there may be a delay if the appropriate
spare parts and technical manual(s) are not readily
available).
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP...
Please keep your sales receipt or other document showing
proof of purchase. Attach it to this owner’s manual and
keep both nearby. Also keep the original box and packing
material in case you need to return your product.
BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE...
Please check your owner’s manual before requesting
service. Adjustments of the controls discussed there may
save you a service call.
TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE IN
CANADA...
Please contact Philips at:
1-800-661-6162 (French Speaking)
1-800-363-7278 (English Speaking)
(In Canada, this warranty is given in lieu of all other
warranties. No other warranties are expressed or implied,
including any implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose. Philips is not liable under
any circumstances for any direct, indirect, special, incidental
or consequential damages, howsoever incurred, even if
notified of the possibility of such damages.)
REMEMBER...
Please record the model and serial numbers found on the
product below. Also, please fill out and mail your warranty
registration card promptly. It will be easier for us to notify
you if necessary.
MODEL #
____________________________________
SERIAL #
____________________________________
TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE IN
U.S.A., PUERTO RICO OR U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS...
Take the product to a Philips factory service center (see
enclosed list) or authorized service center for repair.When
the product has been repaired, you must pick up the unit at
the center. Centers may keep defective parts.
(In U.S.A., Puerto Rico and U.S.Virgin Islands, all implied
warranties, including implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration
to the duration of this express warranty. But, because some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty may last, this limitation may not apply to you.)
This warranty gives you specific legal rights.You may have other
rights which vary from state/province to state/province.
Philips Service Solutions Group, P.O. Box 2976,
Longview,Texas 75606, USA, (903) 242-4800
EL4965E006 / MAC 4110 / 12-98
General Information ........................ 9
Safety Information ........................... 9
Preparation ............................. 10 - 11
Controls ................................... 12 - 13
Operating The System ........... 14 - 15
CD ............................................. 16 - 18
Tuner ......................................... 18 - 19
Tape ........................................... 20 - 21
Aux ................................................... 21
Recording ................................. 22 - 23
Clock ................................................ 24
GENERAL INFORMATION
General Information
Accessories (Supplied)
• The typeplate (which contains the
serial number) is located at the rear
of the system.
• Recording is permissible if
copyright or other rights of third
parties are not infringed.
• This device complies with part 15 of
the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules. Operation
is subjected to the following two
conditions:
– This device may not cause
harmful interference, and
– This device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation.
– Remote control
– Batteries (two AA size) for remote
control
– AM loop antenna
– FM wire antenna
– AC power cord
Timer ......................................... 24 - 25
Sleep Timer .................................... 25
Maintenance .................................. 25
Specifications ................................ 26
Troubleshooting ............................. 27
SAFETY INFORMATION
Environmental Information
All unnecessary packaging has been
omitted. We have tried to make the
packaging easy to separate into three
materials: cardboard (box), polystyrene
foam (buffer) and polyethylene (bags,
protective foam sheet).
Your system consists of materials which
can be recycled and reused if disassembled
by a specialized company. Please observe
the local regulations regarding the disposal
of packaging materials, exhausted
batteries and old equipment.
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Safety Information
• Before operating the system, check that
the operating voltage indicated on the
typeplate (or the voltage indication
beside the voltage selector) of your
system is identical with the voltage of
your local power supply. If not, please
consult your dealer. The typeplate is
located at the rear of your system.
• When the system is switched on, do not
move it around.
• Place the system on a solid base (e.g. a
cabinet).
• Place the system in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent internal
heat build-up in your system.
• The system incorporates a built-in
safety feature that prevents over
heating.
• Do not expose the system to excessive
moisture, rain, sand or heat sources.
• Under no circumstances should you
repair the system yourself, as this will
invalidate the warranty!
• If the system is brought directly from a
cold to a warm location, or is placed in a
very damp room, moisture may
condense on the lens of the CD unit
inside the system. Should this occur, the
CD player will not operate normally.
Leave the power on for about one hour
with no disc in the system until normal
playback is possible.
• Electrostatic discharge may cause
unexpected problems. See whether
these problems disappear if you unplug
the AC power cord and plug it in again
after a few seconds.
• To disconnect the system from the
power supply completely, remove
the AC power plug from the wall
socket.
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PREPARATION
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Rear Connections
STANDBY ON
SU
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MIN
G
MAX
CUT OFF FREQUENCY
HIGH POWER SUBWOOFER
60Hz
150Hz
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AUDIO OUT
F
DIGITAL AUDIO
EQUIPMENT
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AUDIO IN
DIGITAL
OUT
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SUBWOOFER
OUT
AUX/CDR IN
L
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LINE OUT
FM ANTENNA 300Ω
B
AM ANTENNA
AC
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A AM Loop Antenna
Connection
E Line Out Connection (wireless
Connect the supplied FM wire antenna to
the FM ANTENNA 300 Ω terminal. Adjust
the position of the FM antenna for the best
reception.
Outdoor Antenna
For better FM stereo reception, connect an
outdoor FM antenna to the FM ANTENNA
300 Ω terminal using a 300 Ω dipole wire.
C Speakers Connection
• Connect the right speaker to Front
terminal R, with the red wire to + and
the black wire to -.
• Connect the left speaker to Front
terminal L, with the red wire to + and
the black wire to -.
• Clip the stripped portion of the speaker
wire as shown.
ready)
You can connect the audio left and right
LINE OUT terminals to a optional CD
Recorder ANALOGUE IN terminals. This
allows you to record in an analogue format.
You can also install additional optional
front active speakers away from the
system (e.g. in another room) to reduce the
inconvenience of running long speaker
wires across rooms. You can place as many
remote speakers as you like provided they
operate at the same radio frequency.
Connect the wireless radio frequency
transmitter to the LINE OUT terminals.
Place the active speakers at your preferred
location. Be sure to follow the instructions
supplied with the active speakers.
Note:
– Availability of a wireless transmitter and
its peripherals is subjected to the
12 mm
approval of local authorities. Please
check with your local safety or
approving authority.
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Connect one end of the cinch cable (not
supplied) to the DIGITAL OUT socket and
the other end to the audio equipment with
digital input.When connecting the cinch
cable, make sure it is fully inserted.
G Connecting other
equipment to your system
• Insert the batteries (Type R06 or AA)
into the remote control as shown in the
battery compartment.
+
B FM Wire Antenna
Connection
Inserting batteries into the
Remote Control
-
Connect the supplied loop antenna to the
AM ANTENNA terminal. Place the AM loop
antenna far away from the system and
adjust its position for the best reception.
You can record the digital sound from the
CD, through this output, on any audio
equipment with digital input (e.g. CD
Recorder, Digital Audio Tape (DAT) deck,
Digital to Analog Converter and Digital
Signal Processor).
+
F Digital Out Connection
Connect the optional active subwoofer to
the SUBWOOFER OUT terminal. The
subwoofer reproduces just the low bass
effect (e.g. explosions, the rumble of
spaceships, etc.). Be sure to follow the
instructions supplied with the subwoofer.
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D Subwoofer Out Connection
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PREPARATION
• To avoid damage from possible battery
leakage, remove dead batteries or
batteries that will not be used for a long
time. For replacement, use type R06 or
AA batteries.
You can connect the audio left and right
OUT terminals of a TV, VCR, Laser Disc
player, DVD player or CD-Recorder to the
AUX/CDR IN terminals at the rear of the
system.
H AC Power Supply
After all other connections have been
made, connect the AC power cord to the
system and to the wall outlet.
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CONTROLS
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$
DISC CHANGE
#
%
OPEN•CLOSE
DISC 1
DISC 2
DISC 3
3CD
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CHANGER
!
2
MINI HIFI SYSTEM
2
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FMLW
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
STANDBY
ON
1
DOLBY B
NR
RDS
CLOCK/
TIMER
8
NEWS!
CD1 • 2 • 3
FM • AM
TAPE 1 • 2
CDR
CD
TUNER
TAPE
AUX
PROG
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
PLAY PAUSE
▲
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9
PRESET ▲
PREV
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VOLUME
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TAPE 1/2
TUNER
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AUX
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SHUFFLE
REPEAT
PROGRAM
9
9 PROG (PROGRAM)
– to program CD tracks in CD mode or
preset radio stations in tuner mode.
0 CLOCK/TIMER
1 STANDBY ON
– to view the clock, set the clock or set
– to switch the system on or to standby
the timer.
mode.
! DISPLAY
– to use for EASY SET.
– to view the current setting of the
2 LOW POWER STANDBY LED
system.
– lit up during low power standby (for
@ CD CAROUSEL TRAY
model FW555C only).
# CD DIRECT PLAY (DISC 1 / DISC 2 /
3 DIGITAL SOUND CONTROL (DSC)
DISC 3)
– to select the desired sound effect :
– to select a CD tray for playback.
OPTIMAL, CLASSIC, TECHNO, JAZZ,
$ DISC CHANGE
ROCK or VOCAL.
– to change CD(s).
4 INCREDIBLE SURROUND
% OPEN•CLOSE
– to switch on or off the surround sound
– to open or close the CD carousel.
effect.
^ SOURCE : to select the following:
5 n
CD / (CD 1•2•3)
– to connect headphones.
– to select CD mode. When CD playback
6 REC (RECORD)
is stopped, press to select the disc
– to start recording on tape deck 2.
tray 1, 2 or 3.
7 DUB (HIGH SPEED DUBBING
TUNER / (FM•AM)
[HSD])
– to select Tuner mode. When in Tuner
– to dub a tape in normal or fast speed.
mode, press to select the waveband:
8 JOG
FM or AM.
– to select the desired equalizer display.
TAPE / (TAPE 1• 2)
– to select the desired DSC setting. You
– to select Tape mode. When tape
must select the DSC feature first.
playback is stopped, press to select
– to select the desired level of
either tape deck 1 or 2.
Incredible Surround Sound. You must
AUX / (CDR)
select the Incredible Surround Sound
– to select sound from an external
feature first.
source (e.g. TV, VCR, Laser Disc player,
DVD player or CD Recorder). When in
Aux mode, press to select either AUX
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Controls on the system and
remote control
& A. REV (AUTO REVERSE) (for model
FW555C only)
– available in tape deck 2 only.
– to select the desired play modes ( å /
∂ / ∫ ).
* MODE SELECTION
SEARCH à á (TUNING à á)
for CD ............ to search backward/
forward.
for TUNER ..... to tune to a lower or
higher radio frequency.
for TAPE ........ to rewind or fast
forward a tape on tape
deck 2 only.
STOP•CLEAR Ç
for CD ............ to stop CD playback or
to clear a program.
for TUNER ..... to stop programming.
for TAPE ........ to stop playback or
recording.
DEMO ........... (on the system only) to
start or stop
demonstration mode.
PLAY É / PAUSEÅ(SIDE A•B)
for CD ............ to start or interrupt
playback.
for TAPE ........ to start playback.
...................... SIDE : when playing in
Tape 2 mode, to change
side (for model FW555C
only).
PREV í / NEXT ë (PRESET 4 3 )
for CD ............ to skip to the beginning
of the current, previous,
or next track.
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for TUNER ..... to select a preset
station in memory.
VOLUME
to adjust the volume.
DYNAMIC BASS BOOST (DBB)
to select a bass boost level or to
switch off bass boost.
OPEN
to open tape deck 2.
TAPE DECK 2
TAPE DECK 1
OPEN
to open tape deck 1.
REPEAT
to repeat a CD track, a disc, or all
available discs.
SHUFFLE
to play all the available discs and their
tracks in random order.
SLEEP TIMER
to switch the system to standby mode
at a selected time.
B
to switch the system to standby mode.
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CONTROLS
Notes for remote control:
– First select the source you wish to
control by pressing one of the
source select keys on the remote
control (e.g. CD, TUNER, TAPE 1/2
or AUX).
– Then select the desired function
(PLAY, NEXT, etc.).
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OPERATING THE SYSTEM
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MINI HIFI SYSTEM
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REC
REPEAT
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
STANDBY
ON
DOLBY B
NR
CD1 • 2 • 3
FM • AM
TAPE 1 • 2
CDR
CD
TUNER
TAPE
AUX
PROG
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
PLAY PAUSE
▲
CLOCK/
TIMER
PRESET ▲
PREV
VOLUME
A. REV
NEXT
DU
(HS B
D)
REC
SOUND NAVIGATION
INCREDIBLE
SURROUND
DYNAMIC BASS
BOOST
DIGITAL
SOUND CONTROL
Important:
Before you operate the system,
complete the preparation procedures.
Demonstration mode
The system has a demonstration mode that
shows the various features offered by the
system. When the system is switched
on for the first time, the demonstration
mode will start automatically.
To stop the demonstration mode
• Press and hold STOP•CLEAR Ç (on
the system only) for five seconds when
the system is in demonstration mode.
™ The demonstration will stop.
™ "DEMO OFF" is displayed.
™ The system will switch to standby
mode.
™ (for FW555C only)
About 5 seconds later, the system
will go into an energy saving mode
( < 2 watts ). The low power
STANDBY ON LED will be lit.
Notes:
– During the demonstration, if you press
any source (or standby-on) button, the
Note:
system will switch to the respective
– Even though the AC power cord is
mode (or standby).
removed from and reconnected to the
– When the system is switched to standby
wall socket, the demonstration will
mode, the demonstration will resume
remain off until it is switched on again.
five seconds later.
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To start the demonstration mode
• Press and hold STOP•CLEAR Ç(on
the system only) for five seconds when
the system is in standby mode.
™ The demonstration will begin.
Switching the system ON
• Press CD, TUNER, TAPE or AUX.
You can also switch on the system by
pressing any one of the CD DIRECT PLAY
buttons.
Easy Set
EASY SET allows you to store all available
radio stations automatically.
Switching the system to
standby mode
1 Press and hold STANDBY ON (on the
system only) for five seconds; when
the system is in standby or
demonstration mode.
™ “EASY SET” will be displayed,
and followed by “TUNER” and then
“AUTO”.
™ EASY SET will start searching for all
radio on FM band and then followed
by radio stations on AM band.
™ All available radio stations with
sufficient signal strength will be
stored. Up to 40 presets may be
stored.
• Press STANDBY ON again or B on the
remote control.
™ The system will switch to standby
mode.
™ (for FW555C only)
About 5 seconds later, the system
will go into an energy saving mode
( < 2 watts ). The low power
STANDBY ON LED will be lit.
Notes:
– EASY SET will start with the FM band, if
there are still presets available, the
system will continue to store the AM
band.
– When EASY SET is used, all previously
stored radio stations will be replaced.
– The last preset radio station will appear
on the display when EASY SET is
completed.
Selecting the Source
• Press the respective source selection
button: CD, TUNER, TAPE or AUX.
™ The display indicates the selected
source.
Note:
– For an external source, make sure you
have connected the audio left and right
OUT terminals of the external
equipment (TV, VCR, Laser Disc player,
DVD player or CD Recorder) to the
AUX/CDR IN terminals.
Selecting the Equalizer
Display
You can select the desired equalizer display
for the system. You must not press the DSC
or INCREDIBLE SURROUND buttons on the
system before using the JOG.
• Rotate the JOG to select the desired
Equalizer Display, NORMAL, TOP
DOWN, or NITE MODE.
™ The selected display will be shown.
NORMAL Display
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
Note:
– In NITE MODE, all lights will be
switched off and the display brightness
will be dimmed.
Sound Control
VOLUME ADJUSTMENT
Adjust VOLUME to increase or decrease
the sound level.
For Personal Listening
Connect the headphones plug to the n
socket at the front of the system. The
speakers will be muted.
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
TOP DOWN Display
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
• Press INCREDIBLE SURROUND to
switch on.
™ The INCREDIBLE SURROUND display lights
up.
™ “IS XX” will be displayed.
NITE MODE Display
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
INCREDIBLE SURROUND
Normal stereo sound is determined by the
distance between the front speakers.
When Incredible Surround is switched on,
it magnifies the virtual distance between
the front speakers for an incredibly wide,
enveloping, stereo effect. There are 12
different Incredible Surround levels
available for selection.
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
Note:
– "XX" is the last selected Incredible
Surround level.
You can change the Incredible Surround
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level with the JOG.
• Rotate the JOG to select the desired
Incredible Surround level immediately
after selecting the Incredible Surround
feature.
™ The Incredible Surround level will
increase or decrease between level 1
and 12.
Note:
– For neutral setting, select CLASSIC and
switch off DBB.
To switch off Incredible Surround
• Press INCREDIBLE SURROUND again.
™ The INCREDIBLE SURROUND display is
switched off.
™ “IS OFF” will be displayed.
• Press DBB briefly to select a bass boost
level.
™ The respective DBB level is being
encircled and lit.
™ “BEAT, PUNCH or BLAST” will
be displayed.
DIGITAL SOUND CONTROL (DSC)
The DSC feature enables you to adjust the
system to suit your type of music.
• Press DIGITAL SOUND CONTROL
(DSC) to select OPTIMAL, CLASSIC,
TECHNO, JAZZ , ROCK or VOCAL.
™ The selected digital sound is
encircled.
™ “OPTIMAL X, CLASSIC,
TECHNO X, JAZZ X, ROCK
X or VOCAL X” will be displayed.
"X" is the pre-selected level.
You can change the digital sound setting
level for all but CLASSIC with the JOG.
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OPERATING THE SYSTEM
DYNAMIC BASS BOOST (DBB)
There are three DBB settings to enhance
the bass response.
To switch off DBB
• Press DBB briefly until “DBB OFF” is
displayed.
Note:
– Some CDs or tapes might be recorded in
high modulation. It may cause a
distortion at high volume. If this occurs,
switch off DBB or reduce the volume.
Automatic DSC-DBB selection
The best DBB setting is generated
automatically for each DSC selection. You
can manually select the DBB setting that
best suits your listening environment.
• First select the DSC feature, then rotate
the JOG until the desired digital sound
setting level is reached.
™ The digital sound setting level will
increase or decrease between level 1
and 5.
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DISC CHANGE
OPEN•CLOSE
DISC 1
MINI HIFI SYSTEM
DISC 2
DISC 3
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
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STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
STANDBY
ON
DOLBY B
NR
RDS
CLOCK/
TIMER
NEWS/TA
FM • AM
CD
TUNER
PROG
TAPE
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
CDR
TAPE 1 • 2
PLAY PAUSE
VOLUME
AUX
▲
CD1 • 2 • 3
PRESET ▲
PREV
A. REV
NEXT
DU
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D)
REC
SOUND NAVIGATION
INCREDIBLE
SURROUND
DYNAMIC BASS
BOOST
DIGITAL
SOUND CONTROL
Warning!
You may load three discs in the CD
1) This system is designed for
changer for continuous playback
conventional CDs. Do not use any
without interruption.
accessories such as disc stabilizer
rings or CD treatment sheets, etc.,
Disc for playback
which may damage the CD
This system can playback all audio CD,
mechanism.
finalized audio CD-Recorder and finalized
2) Do not load more than one disc into
audio CD-Rewritable format discs.
each tray.
3) When the CD changer is loaded
with CDs, do not turn over or shake
the system. This may jam the
changer.
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Loading the CD Changer
Playing a CD
1 Press CD to select CD mode.
2 Press OPEN•CLOSE.
™ The CD carousel slides out.
3 Load a CD with the printed side up in
the right tray.
• You can load another disc in the left
tray.
• To load the third disc, press the DISC
CHANGE button.
™ The CD carousel will rotate until the
empty tray is ready for loading.
4 Press OPEN•CLOSE to close the CD
carousel.
™ The total number of tracks and the
playing time of the last selected disc
appear on the display.
1 Press PLAY É to start playback.
™ The disc tray, track number and
elapsed playing time of the current
track appear on the display.
• To interrupt playback, press PAUSE Å.
™ The playing time flashes.
• To resume playback, press PLAY É
again.
2 To stop playback, press STOP•CLEAR
Ç.
Note:
– To ensure good system performance,
wait until the CD changer completely
reads the disc(s) before proceeding.
CD Direct Play
You can play a CD directly by pressing the
DISC 1, DISC 2 or DISC 3 button. The CD
player will stop at the end of playback of
the selected disc.
– A lit button indicates that a disc is
loaded in the disc tray.
Note:
– All the available discs will play once,
then stop.
Disc Change
You can change the outer two discs while
the third inner disc is stopped or is playing.
1 Press DISC CHANGE.
™ The CD carousel slides out.
2 Replace the discs in the left and right
disc trays.
• If you press DISC CHANGE again
during playback, the CD will stop
playing.
™ The CD carousel will rotate until the
inner tray is rotated out and is ready
for loading.
3 Press OPEN•CLOSE to close the CD
compartment.
Selecting a desired track
Programming Tracks
Selecting a desired track when
playback is stopped
1 Press PREV í or NEXT ë until the
desired track appears on the display.
2 Press PLAY É to start playback.
™ The selected track number and
elapsed playing time appear on the
display.
Programming tracks of a loaded CD is
possible when playback is stopped. The
display will indicate the total tracks stored
in the program. Up to 40 tracks can be
stored in the memory in any order. When
40 tracks are stored and you attempt to
store another track, the display will show
“FULL”.
Selecting a desired track during
playback
• Press PREV í or NEXT ë until the
desired track appears on the display.
™ The selected track number and
elapsed playing time appear on the
display.
• If you press PREV í once it will skip
to the beginning of the current track and
play the track again.
1 Load the desired discs in the disc trays.
2 Press PROGRAM to start programming.
™ The PROGRAM flag starts flashing.
™ It will cancel any previously selected
repeat mode.
3 Press the CD (CD 1•2•3) button to
select the disc.
4 Press PREV í or NEXT ë to select
the desired track.
5 Press PROGRAM to store the track.
• Repeat steps 3 to 5 to store other discs
and tracks.
6 Press STOP•CLEAR Ç once to end
programming.
™ The total number of tracks
programmed and total playing time
appear on the display.
Searching for a particular
passage during playback
• Press and hold à or á until the
desired passage is located.
™ The volume will be reduced.
• Play returns to normal when à or á
is released.
Notes:
– If the total playing time is more than
“99:59” or if one of the programmed
tracks has a number greater than 30,
then “--:--” appears on the display
instead of the total playing time.
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– During programming, if no button is
pressed within 20 seconds, the system
will exit program mode automatically.
reappear when playback of the selected
disc ends.
– REPEAT DISC mode will be cancelled
when program playback begins.
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Reviewing the program
Reviewing of the program is possible only
when playback is stopped.
• Press PREV í or NEXT ë repeatedly
to review the programmed tracks.
• Press STOP•CLEAR Ç to exit review
mode.
Playing the program
1 Press PLAY É to start program
playback.
™ “PLAY PROGRAM” appears on
the display.
™ The track number and elapsed
playing time of the current track will
appear on the display.
• If you press REPEAT during program
playback, the current track will be
played repeatedly.
™ The REPEAT and PROGRAM flags will be
displayed.
2 Press STOP•CLEAR Ç to stop
program playback.
Notes:
– If you press any of the CD DIRECT PLAY
buttons, the system will play the
selected disc or track and the stored
program will be ignored temporarily. The
PROGRAM flag also will disappear
temporarily from the display. It will
Erasing the program (when
playback is stopped)
• Press STOP•CLEAR Ç.
™ “PROGRAM CLEARED” will be
displayed.
Note:
– The program will be erased when the
system is disconnected from the power
supply or when the CD carousel is
opened. If the CD carousel is opened,
the tracks belonging to the outer two
trays will be erased and the display will
show “TRACKS CLEARED”.
Shuffle (only on remote control)
In shuffle mode, the system plays all the
available discs and their tracks in random
order. Shuffle may be used also when
tracks are programmed.
To shuffle all the discs and tracks
1 Press SHUFFLE.
™ “SHUFFLE” will be displayed.
™ The SHUFFLE flag, the disc and the
track selected at random appear on
the display.
• The discs and the tracks will be played
in random order until you press
STOP•CLEAR Ç.
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• If you press REPEAT during shuffling,
the current track or all available discs
will be played repeatedly.
™ “TRACK” or “ALL” will be
displayed.
™ The REPEAT and SHUFFLE flags will be
displayed.
2 Press SHUFFLE again to resume normal
playback.
™ The SHUFFLE flag disappears from the
display.
TUNER
Notes:
– REPEAT DISC mode is not available
during program play or shuffling mode.
– You can also repeat shuffling a program.
™ “REPEAT TRACK“ or
“REPEAT PROGRAM" will be
displayed.
™ The REPEAT, PROGRAM and SHUFFLE flags
appear on the display.
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PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
CLOCK/
TIMER
You can play the current track, a disc or all
available discs repeatedly.
1 Press REPEAT on the remote control
during CD playback to select the various
repeat modes.
™ “TRACK”, “DISC”, “ALL” or
“OFF” will be displayed.
™ The REPEAT flag appears on the
display.
• The selected track, selected disc or all
available discs will now be played
repeatedly until you press
STOP•CLEAR Ç.
2 Press REPEAT until the "OFF" mode is
displayed to resume normal playback.
™ The REPEAT flag disappears from the
display.
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250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
CD1 • 2 • 3
FM • AM
TAPE 1 • 2
CDR
CD
TUNER
TAPE
AUX
PROG
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
PLAY PAUSE
PRESET ▲
PREV
VOLUME
A. REV
NEXT
DU
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REC
SOUND NAVIGATION
INCREDIBLE
SURROUND
Note:
– REPEAT DISC mode will be cancelled
when shuffle is selected.
Repeat (only on remote control)
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
STANDBY
ON
▲
CD
DYNAMIC BASS
BOOST
DIGITAL
SOUND CONTROL
Note:
– For 'EASY SET' feature, please refer to
page 14.
Tuning to radio stations
1 Press TUNER (FM•AM) to select
TUNER mode.
™ “TUNER” will be displayed.
A few seconds later, the current radio
frequency will be displayed.
2 Press TUNER (FM•AM) again to select
the desired waveband : FM or AM.
3 Press TUNING à or á for more than
one second, then release.
™ The display will show “SEARCH”
until a radio station with sufficient
signal strength is found.
• Repeat this procedure until the desired
station is reached.
• To tune to a weak radio station, briefly
press TUNING à or á repeatedly
until the display shows the desired
frequency and/or when the best
reception has been obtained.
Storing Preset Stations
You can store up to 40 radio stations in the
memory. When a preset radio station is
selected, the preset number appears next
to the frequency on the display.
Automatic programming
1 Press TUNER (FM•AM).
2 Press PROGRAM for more than one
second.
™ The PROGRAM flag starts flashing and
“AUTO” will be displayed.
™ The system will search for every
available station in the FM waveband
first, then search by the AM
waveband.
™ All available radio stations will be
stored automatically. The frequency
and preset number will be displayed
briefly.
™ The system will stop searching when
all the available radio stations are
stored or when the memory for 40
preset radio stations is used.
™ The system will remain tuned to the
last stored preset radio station.
Notes:
– You can cancel the automatic
programming by pressing PROGRAM or
STOP•CLEAR Ç (on the system only).
– If you want to reserve a section of
preset numbers, for example preset
numbers 1 to 9, select preset 10 before
starting automatic programming: only
the preset numbers 10 to 40 will be
programmed.
Manual programming
1 Press TUNER (FM•AM).
2 Press TUNER (FM•AM) again to select
the desired waveband : FM or AM.
3 Press PROGRAM for less than one
second.
™ The PROGRAM flag starts flashing.
™ The next available preset number will
be displayed for selection.
4 Press TUNING à or á to tune to the
desired frequency.
• If you wish to store the radio station to
another preset number, press PRESET
4 or 3 to select the desired preset
number.
5 Press PROGRAM again.
™ The PROGRAM flag disappears and the
radio station will be stored.
Tuning to Preset Radio
Stations
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TUNER
• Press PRESET 4 or 3 to select the
desired preset number.
™ The preset number, radio frequency,
and waveband appear on the display.
• Repeat the steps 3 to 5 to store other
preset radio stations.
Notes:
– When 40 radio stations are stored and
you attempt to store another radio
station, the display will show "FULL”.
If you want to change an existing preset
number, repeat steps 3 – 5..
– You can cancel manual programming by
pressing STOP•CLEAR Ç (on the
system only).
– During programming, if no button is
pressed within 20 seconds, the system
will exit program mode automatically.
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TAPE
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MINI HIFI SYSTEM
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FMLW
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
STANDBY
ON
CD1 • 2 • 3
FM • AM
CD
TUNER
PROG
TAPE
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
CDR
TAPE 1 • 2
PLAY PAUSE
SOUND NAVIGATION
INCREDIBLE
SURROUND
DYNAMIC BASS
BOOST
DIGITAL
SOUND CONTROL
PRESET ▲
PREV
DU
(HS B
D)
REC
VOLUME
AUX
▲
CLOCK/
TIMER
NEXT
A. REV
Tape Playback
Auto Reverse Playback (For
1 Press TAPE ( TAPE 1•2 ) to select TAPE
mode.
™ “TAPE 1” or “TAPE 2” will be
displayed.
• Press TAPE ( TAPE 1•2 ) again to select
either tape deck 1 or tape deck 2.
2 Load the tape into the desired tape
deck.
3 Press É to start playback.
3a (For model FW555C Tape Deck 2 only)
Press É ( SIDE A•B) again to switch
playback between side A and B.
™ The BACK or FRONT flag appears on the
display, depending on the side
selected.
3b (For model FW555C Tape Deck 2 only)
Press A. REV to select the different type
of playback mode (see auto reverse
playback).
4 Press Ç to end playback.
model FW555C on tape deck 2 only)
• Press A. REV to select the different
playback modes.
Note:
– To change side before playback begins,
use the SIDE button on the remote
control (For model FW555C Tape Deck 2
only).
Loading a tape
• Press OPEN.
• The tape deck door opens.
• Load the tape with the open side
downward and the full spool to the left.
• Close the tape deck door.
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å ....... to record or playback on one
side of the tape. The tape stops
at the end of one side.
∂ ...... to record or playback on both
sides of the tape. The tape then
stops.
∫ .... to playback continuously on
both sides of the tape up to a
maximum of 10 times per side
unless you pressÇ.
Rewind/Fast Forward (only on
tape deck 2)
When playback is stopped
1 You can rewind or fast forward the tape
by pressing à or á respectively.
™ "<<<" or ">>>" will be displayed
depending on which button is
pressed.
™ The tape will stop automatically at
the end of the rewinding or fast
forwarding.
2 Press Ç to stop rewinding or fast
forwarding.
Notes:
– During rewinding or fast forwarding of a
tape, it is also possible to select another
source (e.g. CD, TUNER, or AUX).
– Before use, check and tighten slack tape
with a pencil. Slack tape may get
jammed or may burst in the mechanism.
– C-120 tape is extremely thin and is
easily deformed or damaged. It is not
recommended for use in this system.
– Store the tapes at room temperature
and do not put them too close to a
magnetic field (for example, a
transformer, TV, or speaker).
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PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
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During playback
• Press and hold à or á until the
desired passage is located.
™ During searching, the sound is
reduced to a low volume.
™ When you release à or á, the
tape continues playing.
AUX
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
CD1 • 2 • 3
FM • AM
TAPE 1 • 2
CDR
CD
TUNER
TAPE
AUX
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
PLAY PAUSE
▲
TAPE
PRESET ▲
PREV
A. REV
NEXT
Selecting External Equipment
If you have connected the audio out
terminals of the external equipment (TV,
VCR, Laser Disc player, DVD player, or CD
Recorder) to the AUX/CDR IN terminals,
you can hear the enhanced sound from the
system.
• Press AUX to select AUX-CDR mode.
™ "CDR" will be displayed.
• Press AUX again to select the external
mode.
™ "AUX" will be displayed.
Notes:
– There are two AUX modes:
i. the normal AUX mode.
ii. the CDR mode; where the LINE OUT
of this mini system is muted. You will
not be able to record or listen to the
sound from the LINE OUT.
– You are advised not to listen to and
record from the same source
simultaneously.
– All the sound control features (e.g. DSC,
DBB, etc.) are available for selection.
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MINI HIFI SYSTEM
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
STANDBY
ON
DOLBY B
NR
CD1 • 2 • 3
FM • AM
TAPE 1 • 2
CDR
CD
TUNER
TAPE
AUX
PROG
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
PLAY PAUSE
▲
CLOCK/
TIMER
PRESET ▲
PREV
VOLUME
A. REV
NEXT
DU
(HS B
D)
REC
SOUND NAVIGATION
INCREDIBLE
SURROUND
DYNAMIC BASS
BOOST
DIGITAL
SOUND CONTROL
OPEN
TAPE 1
OPEN
TAPE 2
Notes:
– For recording, use only tape of IEC type I
(normal tape) or IEC type II (Cr02).
– The tape is secured at both ends with
leader tape. At the beginning and end of
tape, nothing will be recorded for six to
seven seconds.
– The recording level is set automatically,
regardless of the position of Volume,
DBB, Incredible Surround or DSC.
– To prevent accidental recording, break
out the tab on the left shoulder of the
tape side you want to protect.
– If “CHECK TAPE” is displayed, the
protection tab has been broken. Put a
piece of clear adhesive tape over the
opening. Do not cover the Cr02 tape
detection hole when covering the tab
opening.
Recording from other sources
(only on tape deck 2)
1 Press TAPE ( TAPE 1•2 ) to select tape
deck 2.
2 Load a blank tape into tape deck 2 with
the open side downward.
3 (For model FW555C Tape Deck 2 only)
Press SIDE on remote control to select
the recording side.
™ The BACK or FRONT flag will be
displayed, depending on the side
selected.
4 (For model FW555C Tape Deck 2 only)
Press A. REV to select the playback
mode ( å or ∂ ).
5 Press CD, TUNER or AUX.
• Start playback of the selected source.
6 Press REC to start recording.
™ The REC flag starts flashing.
7 Press Ç to stop recording.
Notes:
– Only å or ∂ mode is available
during recording (For model FW555C
Tape Deck 2 only).
– During recording, it is not possible to
listen to another source.
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Dubbing tapes (from tape deck 1 to
tape deck 2)
1 Press TAPE ( TAPE 1•2 ) to select tape
deck 2.
2 Load the prerecorded tape into tape
deck 1 and a blank tape into tape deck
2.
™ Make sure the tape in tape deck 1
has its full spool to the left.
3 (For model FW555C Tape Deck 2 only)
Press SIDE on the remote control to
select the recording side.
4 Press DUB (HSD) once for normal
speed dubbing or twice (within 2
seconds) for high speed dubbing.
™ “NORMAL” (normal speed) or
“FAST” (high speed) will be
displayed, followed by
“DUBBING”.
™ The HSD flag appears on the display
during high speed dubbing.
• Dubbing will start immediately.
™ The REC flag starts flashing.
5 Press Ç to stop dubbing.
– You can listen to another source while
dubbing.
Digital Recording via Digital
Out
CD Synchro Start Recording
For CD digital recording, please refer to the
Instructions Manual of the CD Recorder,
digital audio equipment, etc.
1 Load a blank tape into tape deck 2 and a
disc into a disc tray.
2 Press CD to select CD mode.
• You can program the tracks in the order
you want them to be recorded (see
Programming Tracks). If you do not, the
tracks are recorded according to the
order on the selected disc.
3 Press REC to start recording.
™ The REC flag starts flashing.
• CD will start playback automatically.
4 Press Ç to stop recording.
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RECORDING
One Touch Recording
• For One Touch Recording, as soon as you
press REC, the current source (CD,
TUNER or AUX) will be recorded on tape
deck 2
1 Load a blank tape in tape deck 2.
2 Press REC to start recording.
Notes:
™ The REC flag starts flashing.
– At the end of side A, flip the tapes to
3 Press Ç to stop recording.
side B and repeat the procedure.
– Dubbing of tapes is only possible from
Note:
tape deck 1 to tape deck 2.
– When you press RECORD while in TAPE
– To ensure good dubbing, use tapes of
mode, "SELECT SOURCE" will be
the same length.
displayed. One Touch Recording is not
– During high speed dubbing in Tape
possible in TAPE mode.
mode, the sound is reduced to a low
volume.
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CLOCK
TIMER
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Timer Setting
MINI HIFI SYSTEM
PROGRAM SHUFFLE
REPEAT TIMER REC
NEWS T.A. AM MW FM LW
STEREO
BACK
FRONT HSD
60Hz
250Hz
500Hz
1KHz
2KHz
4KHz
8KHz
STANDBY
ON
DOLBY B
NR
RDS
CLOCK/
TIMER
NEWS!
FM • AM
CD
TUNER
PROG
TAPE
SIDE A•B
SEARCH • TUNING
STOP•CLEAR
CDR
TAPE 1 • 2
PLAY PAUSE
VOLUME
AUX
▲
CD1 • 2 • 3
PRESET ▲
PREV
A. REV
NEXT
DU
(HS B
D)
REC
SOUND NAVIGATION
INCREDIBLE
SURROUND
DYNAMIC BASS
BOOST
DIGITAL
SOUND CONTROL
View Clock
You can view the clock (if it is set) while
the system is in standby mode or any
source mode. It will be displayed for about
seven seconds.
• Press CLOCK/TIMER briefly (on the
system only).
™ “PM 10:38” (the current time)
will be displayed.
™ “--:--” will be displayed if the
clock is not set.
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER to select clock
mode.
™ “AM 12:00” or the current time
starts flashing.
2 Set the hour with␣ à or á.
3 Set the minute with␣ í or ë.
4 Press CLOCK/TIMER again to store the
setting.
™ The clock starts.
• To exit without storing the setting, press
Ç on the system.
Notes:
– During clock setting, if no button is
pressed within 90 seconds, the system
The clock is set in 12-hour mode, e.g. “AM
will exit clock setting mode
12:00“ or “PM 12:00“. Before
automatically.
setting the clock, you must be in the View
– When a power interruption occurs, the
Clock mode.
clock setting is erased.
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Clock Setting
• The system can switch on to CD,
TUNER, or TAPE 2 mode automatically
at a preset time. It can serve as an
alarm to wake you up.
• Before setting the timer, make sure the
clock is set correctly.
• The timer will always be switched on
once it is set.
• The volume of the timer will start to
increase from the minimum level
until the volume level before the set
is switched to standby mode.
1 Press and hold CLOCK/TIMER for more
than two seconds to select timer mode.
™ “AM 12:00” or the last set timer
starts flashing. The TIMER flag
flashes.
™ The last selected source is lit while
other available sources are flashing.
2 Press CD, TUNER or TAPE to select the
desired source.
• Before selecting CD or TAPE, make sure
a CD or tape is loaded in the CD tray or
tape deck 2.
3 Press␣ à or á to set the hour for the
timer to start.
4 Press␣ í or ë to set the minute for
the timer to start.
5 Press CLOCK/TIMER to store the start
time.
™ The timer is now set.
™ The TIMER flag remains on the display.
• At the preset time, the timer will be
activated.
™ The selected source will be played.
Notes:
– During timer setting, if no button is
pressed within 90 seconds, the system
will exit timer setting mode
automatically.
– If the source selected is TUNER, the last
tuned frequency will be switched on.
– If the source selected is CD, playback
will begin with the first track of the last
selected disc. If the CD trays are empty,
the TUNER will be selected instead.
– If the source selected is TAPE, and if the
preset time is reached during high
speed dubbing, the TUNER will be
selected instead.
SLEEP TIMER
MAINTENANCE
To switch off the TIMER
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER for more than two
seconds.
2 Press Ç on the system to cancel the
timer.
™ The timer is now switched off.
™ The display will show "OFF" and the
TIMER flag disappears.
Sleep Timer (only on remote control)
Maintenance
This feature allows you to select a length
of time after which the system will switch
to the standby mode automatically.
Cleaning the Cabinet
• Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use a
solution containing alcohol, spirits,
ammonia or abrasives.
To start the TIMER again (for the same
preset time and source)
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER for more than two
seconds.
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER again to store the
start time.
™ The timer is now switched on.
™ The TIMER flag appears on the display.
• Press SLEEP TIMER on the remote
control repeatedly to select a period of
time.
™ The selections are as follows (time in
minutes):
60 ™ 45 ™ 30 ™ 15 ™ OFF ™
60 …
™ “SLEEP XX” or “OFF” will be
displayed. "XX" is the time in
minutes.
• When you reach the desired length of
time, stop pressing the SLEEP TIMER
button.
™ After this amount of time passes, the
system will switch to the standby
mode.
To switch off the sleep timer
• Press SLEEP TIMER repeatedly until
"OFF" is displayed, or press the
STANDBY ON button.
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• You can also clean the heads by playing
a cleaning tape once.
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TIMER
Demagnetizing the heads
• Use a demagnetizing tape available at
your dealer.
Cleaning Discs
• When a disc becomes
dirty, clean it with a
cleaning cloth. Wipe
the disc from the
center out.
• Do not use solvents
such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners,
or antistatic spray intended for analog
records.
Cleaning the CD lens
• After prolonged use, dirt or dust may
accumulate at the CD lens. To ensure
good playback quality, clean the CD lens
with Philips Magnavox CD Lens Cleaner
or any commercially available cleaner.
Follow the instructions supplied with
cleaner.
Cleaning the Heads and the Tape Paths
• To ensure good recording and playback
quality, clean the heads, the capstan(s),
and pressure roller(s) after every 50
hours of tape operation.
• Use a cotton swab slightly moistened
with cleaning fluid or alcohol.
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SPECIFICATIONS
English
Specifications
AMPLIFIER
Output power
FW545C ................................................. 2 x 50 W FTC (1)
FW555C .......................................... 2 x 70 W FTC, 1 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio ..................................... ≥ 75 dBA (IEC)
Frequency response ......................... 40 – 20,000 Hz, ± 3 dB
Input sensitivity
AUX/CDR In ......................................................... 450 mV
Output
Speakers ................................................................ ≥ 6 Ω
Headphones ............................................ 32 Ω – 1000 Ω
Subwoofer Out .......................... 1.5 V ± 2dB, > 22,000 Ω
Line Out ................................. 500 mV ± 2dB, > 22,000 Ω
Digital Out ............................................ IEC 958, 44.1 kHz
(1) (6 Ω, 60 Hz – 12.5 kHz, 10% THD)
CD PLAYER
Number of programmable tracks ..................................... 40
Frequency response ..................................... 40 – 20,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio .............................................. ≥ 76 dBA
Channel separation ..................................... ≥ 79 dB (1 kHz)
Total harmonic distortion ........................... < 0.02% (1 kHz)
TUNER
FM wave range ........................................... 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM wave range ........................................... 530 – 1700 kHz
Number of presets ............................................................ 40
Antenna
FM ...................................................... 300 Ω dipole wire
AM ............................................................. Loop antenna
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TAPE DECK
Frequency response
CrO2 tape (type II) .......................... 60 – 15,000 Hz (5 dB)
Normal tape (type I) ...................... 60 – 15,000 Hz (5 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio
CrO2 tape (type II) .............................................. ≥ 50 dBA
Normal tape (type I) .......................................... ≥ 47 dBA
Wow and flutter ................................................ ≤ 0.4% DIN
SPEAKERS
System ................................ 3-way; double port bass reflex
Impedance ..................................................................... 6 Ω
Woofer
FW545C ............................................................. 1 x 5.25"
FW555C ............................................................... 1 x 6.5"
Tweeter ..................................................................... 1 x 2.5"
Polydome Tweeter ....................................................... 2 x 1"
Dimensions (w x h x d)
FW545C .......................................... 240 x 310 x 309 mm
FW555C .......................................... 240 x 310 x 309 mm
Weight
FW545C ........................................................... 4 kg each
FW555C ........................................................... 4 kg each
GENERAL INFORMATION
Material/finish ....................................... Polystyrene/Metal
AC Power ........................................................ 120 V / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
Active
FW545C .............................................................. 75 W
FW555C ............................................................ 130 W
Standby
FW545C ............................................................ < 15 W
FW555C ............................................................ < 20 W
Standby (energy saving mode)
FW555C only ...................................................... < 2 W
Dimensions (w x h x d) ........................ 265 x 310 x 363 mm
Weight (without speakers)
FW545C .............................................................. 7.2 kg
FW555C ............................................................ 10.4 kg
Subject to modification
Warning! Under no circumstances
you should try to repair the set yourself
as this will invalidate the guarantee.
Do not open the set as there is a risk of
electric shock.
• If a fault occurs, check the points listed
below before taking the system for
repair.
• Should any problems persist after you
have made these checks, consult your
nearest dealer or service center.
CD Player Operation
“NO DISC” is displayed.
• The disc is inserted upside down.
™ Place CD with printed side up.
• Moisture condensation at the lens.
™ Wait until lens has adjusted to normal
room temperature.
• There is no disc in the CD tray.
™ Insert a CD.
• The CD is dirty, badly scratched or warped.
™ Clean or replace the CD.
• The CD lens is dirty or dusty.
™ See section under Maintenance.
• The CD is badly scratched or dirty.
™ Replace or clean CD.
Radio Reception
Poor radio reception.
• The signal is too weak.
™ Adjust the antenna.
™ Connect an external antenna for better
reception.
• The TV or VCR is too close to the stereo
system.
™ Separate the stereo system from the TV
or VCR.
Tape Deck Operation
Recording or playback cannot occur
or there is a decrease in audio level.
• Dirty tape heads, capstans or pressure
rollers.
™ See section on tape deck maintenance.
• Magnetic build-up in the record/
playback head.
™ Use demagnetizing tape.
General
“DISC NOT FINALIZED” is
System does not react when any
displayed.
button is pressed.
• The CD-RW or CD-R disc is not properly
• Electrostatic discharge.
recorder for the use of a standard CD
™ Press STANDBY-ON to switch the
player.
system off. Remove the AC power plug
™ Read the instruction booklet of your CDfrom the wall outlet, then reconnect the
Rewritable or CD-Recorder on how to
power plug and switch on the system
finalize a recording.
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No or poor sound.
• Volume is not turned up.
™ Adjust VOLUME.
• The headphones are connected.
™ Disconnect the headphones.
• Speakers are not connected or are
connected wrongly.
™ Check that the speakers are connected
correctly.
™ Make sure the stripped speaker wire is
clamped.
Reversed left and right sound.
• Speakers are connected wrongly.
™ Check the speaker connections and
location.
Lack of bass sound or apparently
imprecise physical location of musical
instruments.
• Speakers are connected wrongly.
™ Check the speaker connection for
proper phasing, red/black wires to red/
black terminals.
Remote control has no effect on the
system.
• Wrong source is selected.
™ Select the source (CD, TUNER, etc.)
before pressing the function button,
(PLAY, PREV/NEXT, etc.).
• The distance to the system is too large.
™ Reduce the distance.
• Batteries are inserted incorrectly.
™ Insert the batteries with their polarities
(+/– signs) as indicated.
• Batteries are exhausted.
™ Replace the batteries.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Timer not working.
• Clock is not set.
™ Set the clock.
• Timer is not switched on.
™ Press CLOCK/TIMER to switch on the
timer.
• Dubbing/recording is in progress.
™ Stop dubbing/recording.
Clock setting is erased.
• There was a power failure.
™ Reset the clock.
System displays features automatically;
buttons flash continuously.
• Demonstration mode is switched on.
™ Press and hold Ç (on the system only)
for five seconds to switch off the
demonstration.
A howling sound at external source.
• You hear feedback when you are
listening and recording from the same
source simultaneously.
™ Press AUX to select CDR mode.
All lighted buttons are not lit.
• Equalizer Display is switched on in NITE
mode.
™ Rotate JOG to other Equalizer Display.
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