Samsung MAX-B420 Instruction manual

THREE-CD CHANGER
MINI-COMPACT SYSTEM
CD-R/RW PLAYBACK
MAX-B420/B450
Instruction Manual
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Safety Warnings
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CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
KLASSE 1 LASER PRODUKT
LUOKAN 1 LASER LAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
PRODUCTO LASER CLASE 1
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE REAR COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
This Compact Disc player is classified
as a CLASS 1 LASER product.
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
CAUTION-INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND
INTERLOCKS DEFEATED, AVOID EXPOSURE TO
BEAM.
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage which
can cause electric shock is present inside this unit.
This symbol alerts you to important operating and
maintenance instructions accompanying the unit.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
Wiring the Main Power Supply Plug(UK Only)
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The main lead on this equipment is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse. The value of the fuse is indicated on the pin
face of the plug and if it requires replacing, a fuse approved to BS1362 of the same rating must be used.
Never use the plug with the fuse cover removed. If the cover is detachable and a replacement is required, it must be of the same
colour as the fuse fitted in the plug. Replacement covers are available from your dealer.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for the power points in your house or the cable is not long enough to reach a power point, you should
obtain a suitable safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer for assistance.
However, if there is no alternative to cutting off the plug, remove the fuse and then safely dispose of the plug. Do not connect the
plug to a main socket as there is a risk of shock hazard from the bared flexible cord.
Never attempt to insert bare wires directly into a main socket. A plug and fuse must be used at all times.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the main lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:–
BLUE = NEUTRAL
BROWN = LIVE
As these colours may not correspond to the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:–
The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter N or coloured BLUE or BLACK.
The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter L or coloured BROWN or RED.
WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH
THE LETTER E OR BY THE EARTH SYMBOL
, OR COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN
AND YELLOW.
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Thank you for buying this
SAMSUNG mini-compact system.
Contents
Please take time to read these instructions.
They will allow you to operate your
system with ease and take full advantage
of its features.
SAFETY WARNINGS .................................................................................................................................................................................. 2
INSTALLING YOUR MINI-COMPACT SYSTEM
Front Panel View ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Remote Control ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Rear Panel View ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Where to Install Your Mini-Compact System ............................................................................................................................................ 7
Connecting your System to the Power Supply ........................................................................................................................................ 7
Connecting the Loudspeakers.................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Connecting the AM (MW)/LW Aerial ........................................................................................................................................................ 8
Connecting the FM Aerial ........................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Inserting Remote Control Batteries.......................................................................................................................................................... 9
Viewing the Various Functions on Your System and Dim Out for Display .............................................................................................. 9
Setting the Clock ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
CD-PLAYER
Loading and Changing Compact Discs.................................................................................................................................................... 10
Listening to a Compact Disc .................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Selecting a CD in the Disc changer ........................................................................................................................................................ 11
Selecting a Track ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Searching for a Specific Music Passage on a CD .................................................................................................................................. 11
Shuffle Play Function .............................................................................................................................................................................. 11
Repeating One or All Tracks on the Compact Discs ................................................................................................................................ 12
Programming the Order of Playback ........................................................................................................................................................ 12
Checking or Changing Programmed Tracks ............................................................................................................................................ 13
TUNER
Searching for and Storing the Radio Stations ........................................................................................................................................ 13
Selecting a Stored Station........................................................................................................................................................................ 14
Improving Radio Reception ...................................................................................................................................................................... 14
About RDS broadcasting.......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
About RDS DISPLAY function.................................................................................................................................................................. 15
PTY (Program Type) indication and PTY-SEARCH function.................................................................................................................... 16
TAPE DECK
Listening to a Cassette ............................................................................................................................................................................ 17
CD Synchro Record Feature.................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Recording a Compact Disc ...................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Recording a Radio Programme................................................................................................................................................................ 18
Copying a Cassette (Dubbing) ................................................................................................................................................................ 18
Tape Counter............................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
OTHER FUNCTIONS
Timer Function ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 19
Cancelling the Timer ................................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Mute Function .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Selecting an Equalizer Preset .................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Power Sound Function ............................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Setting the System to Switch off Automatically........................................................................................................................................ 21
Super Bass Sound .................................................................................................................................................................................. 21
Connecting Headphones.......................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Connecting to an External Source .......................................................................................................................................................... 22
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Safety Precautions .................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Cleaning Your Mini-Compact System ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
Precautions When Using Compact Discs ................................................................................................................................................ 23
Precautions When Using Audio Cassettes .............................................................................................................................................. 23
Before Contacting the After-Sales Service .............................................................................................................................................. 23
Technical Specifications .......................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Symbols
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Important
Note
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Front Panel View
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Enter
Window Display
Program
CD Repeat
Timer/Clock
PTY (RDS)
Display (RDS)
Standby/On
Function Selection buttons
Headphone Jack Connector
Cassette Deck 1
Demo/Dimmer
Stop button
Mono/ST.
Search Function buttons
Deck 1/2
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Cassette Deck 2
REC/Pause
TAPE Normal Dubbing
CD Synchro Recording
Counter Reset
Skip Function buttons
Volume
S.Bass
Power Sound
EQ Preset Rock
EQ Preset Classic
EQ Preset Pop
Compact Disc Compartment
CD Open/Close
Disc Change
Disc Selection buttons
Remote Control
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1. Standby/On
2. S.BASS
3. Sound Mode
4. TAPE Fast-Forward
5. TAPE Rewind
6. Demo/Dimmer
7. Deck 1/2
8. CD Repeat
9. CD Stop
10. Program/Set
11. CD Track or Radio Station Search(Skip)
12. Mono/ST.
13. Tuner Band
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14. Volume Descrease
15. Tuning Mode(MANUAL,PRESET)
16. Volume Increase
17. Disc Skip
18. CD Play/Pause
19. CD Shuffle Play
20. Counter Reset
21. AI Sleep
22. TAPE Play
23. TAPE Stop
24. AUX
25. Timer On/Off
26. Mute
Rear Panel View
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1. FM Aerial Connector Terminal
2. AM Aerial Connector Terminal
3. AUX-Input
4. Loudspeaker Connector Terminals
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Where to Install Your
Mini-Compact System
Connecting the Loudspeakers
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To take full advantage of your new mini-compact system, follow these installation instructions before connecting the unit.
The loudspeaker connector terminals are located on the rear
of the system.
There are four terminals on the system:
Install the system on a flat, stable surface.
Never place this unit on carpeting.
Never place this unit in an outdoor area.
Maintain an open space of approximately 6 inches (15 cm) on the
sides and rear of the system, for ventilation purposes.
Make sure that you have enough room to open the compact disc
compartment easily.
Place the loudspeakers at a reasonable distance on either side of
the system to ensure good stereo sound.
Direct the loudspeakers towards the listening area.
For optimum performance, make sure that both speakers are placed
at an equal distance above the floor.
Two for the left speaker (marked L)
Two for the right speaker (marked R)
To achieve the correct sound quality, connect the:
Red wire to the + terminals
Black wire to the – terminals
1
To connect a wire to a terminal, push the tab as far as it will go:
To the right on the system
2
3
Insert the wire, up to the plastic sheathing, in the hole.
4
Push the tab back:
To the left on the system, until it clicks into place
To the top on the loudspeaker
Result: The wire is pinched and held firmly in place.
Repeat the operation for each wire.
L
R
Connecting your System to the
Power Supply
The main lead must be plugged into an appropriate socket.
Before plugging your system into a main socket, you must check
the voltage.
1
Plug the main lead (marked AC Cord on the rear of the system) into
an appropriate socket.
2
Press the Standby/on button to switch your mini-compact system on.
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Connecting the AM (MW)/LW Aerial
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The AM aerial (for long and medium waves) can be:
Placed on a stable surface
Fixed to the wall (you must first remove the base)
The AM aerial connector terminals are located on the rear of the system and are
marked AM .
To avoid noise interference, check that the loudspeaker wires do not run
close to the aerial wires.
Always keep them at least 2 inches (5 cm) away.
Connecting the FM Aerial
How to connect a COAXIAL TYPE aerial.
Connect a 75Ω antenna to the FM antenna terminal.
Plug the connector on the FM aerial supplied into the coaxial socket (75Ω) marked FM on the rear of the system.
Follow the instructions given on Page 13 to tune into a radio station, and determine the best position for the aerial.
If reception is poor, you may need to install an outdoor aerial.
To do so, connect an outdoor FM aerial to the FM socket on the rear of the system using a 75Ω coaxial cable (not supplied).
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Setting the Clock
Inserting Remote Control Batteries
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Insert or replace remote control batteries when you:
Purchase the mini-compact system
Find that the remote control is no longer operating correctly
When replacing the batteries, use a new set of batteries and
never mix alkaline and manganese batteries.
1
2
3
Place your thumb on the position marked
on the battery compartment cover (rear of the remote control) and push the cover in the
direction of the arrow.
Insert two AAA, LR03 or equivalent batteries, taking care to respect
the polarities:
+ on the battery against + on the remote control
– on the battery against - on the remote control
Your system is equipped with a clock which allows you to
turn your system on and off automatically. You should set the
clock:
When you purchase the mini-compact system
After a power failure
After unplugging the unit
For each step, you have a few seconds to set the required
options. If you exceed this time, you must start again.
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2
Switch the system on by pressing Standby/on.
3
Press Enter.
Result: The hour flashes.
4
To...
Press the...
Increase the hours
Decrease the hours
Tuning Up
Tuning Down
Press Timer/Clock twice.
Result: CLOCK is displayed.
Replace the cover by sliding it back until it clicks into position.
5
When the correct hour is displayed, press Enter.
Result: The minutes flash.
6
To...
Press the...
Increase the minutes
Decrease the minutes
Tuning Up
Tuning Down
7
Demo/Dimmer function
When the correct time is displayed, press Enter.
Result: The clock starts and is displayed, even when the system is in
standby mode.
You can display the time, even when you are using another
function, by pressing Timer/Clock once.
You can also use Program/Set button on the remote control
to instead Enter button in step 3,5,7.
All functions available on the system can be viewed on the
display and the display's brightness can be switched between
"on" and "off".
1
Press the Demo/Dimmer button.
Result: All functions available on the system appear on the front
panel display.
Each of these are explained in detail in this guide. Please refer to
the relevant section.
2
Press the Demo/Dimmer button again.
Result: The Dimmer function is selected and the display darkens.
3
Press the Demo/Dimmer button once again to brighten the front
panel display.
A display brightness control can only be performed while the
system power is on.
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4,6
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Loading and Changing Compact
Discs
Listening to a Compact Disc
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The CD disc changer can contain up to three 12 cm or 8 cm
compact discs without using an adapter.
Never force the compact disc carrousel when opening and closing the compartment.
Never press down or place objects on the carrousel.
Always treat your compact discs with care; refer, if necessary, to
the section entitled “Precautions When Using Compact Discs” on
page 23.
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2
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Switch the system on by pressing Standby/on.
Press the Open/Close( ) button on the front panel.
Result: The compartment opens.
This unit has been designed to playback the CDs: Audio CD,
CD Text, CD-R and CD-RW.
When you have loaded at least one compact disc into the
player, you can start listening to it.
Continued use of irregular shape CDs (heart-shape, octagonal,
etc.) can damage the unit.
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Switch the system on by pressing Standby/on.
Select the CD function by pressing CD (
Load one or more discs.
Press CD (
) on the front panel or
on the remote control.
If you have loaded more than one compact disc, they will
be played in turn.
Place one or two discs in the front slots of the carrousel, with the
label on the discs facing upwards.
Check that the compact disc has been correctly inserted in
the holder before closing the compartment.
If you wish to load a third compact disc, press the Disc Change button on the front panel (or Disc Skip on the remote control).
Result: The carrousel rotates by 120°.
Close the compartment by pressing the Open/Close( ) button
again.
If you wish to start playing a disc directly, you can also
proceed as follows.
5
Adjust the volume as required by:
Turning the Volume knob on the front panel
or
Pressing the VOL. + or - buttons on the remote control
6
To pause temporarily during playback, press CD (
Press CD (
7
Press
).
) again to continue disc playback.
when you have finished.
When playing a disc, you can load new discs without
stopping the current one. To do so, open the compartment by
pressing Disc Change and load new discs in the other two
vacant slots (not the one containing the disc that you are playing). You cannot rotate the carrousel during playback.
When no discs are loaded, the “NO DISC” indication is displayed.
The CD player stops automatically after playing the three discs, if
the CD REPEAT function has not been selected.
To play...
Press...
Disc 1
CD (
) or Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 2
Disc 3
Disc 3
Result: The compartment closes automatically and the disc selected
starts playing.
6
).
To change or unload the compact disc changer, repeat Steps 2 to 5.
Keep the compartment closed whenever you are not using
it, to prevent dust from entering.
You can load or unload compact discs when the radio,
tape or auxiliary source function is selected.
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When playing a CD-R or CD-RW
User-edited CD-Rs (Recordable)and CD-RWs (Rewritable)
can be played back only if they are already “finalized”.
You can play back your original CD-Rs or CD-RWs recored
in music CD format.(However,they may be played back
depending on their characteristics or recording conditions.)
Before playing back CD-Rs or CD-RWs, read their instructions
or caution carefully.
Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs may not be played back on this
unit because of their disc characteristics, damage or stain
on them,or if the player’s lens is dirty.
CD-RWs may require a longer readout time.(This is cause
by the fact that reflectance of CD-RWs is lower than for
regular CDs.)
Selecting a CD in the Disc changer
Searching for a Specific Music
Passage on a CD
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The CD function is automatically selected when Disc Skip is
pushed.
To select a specific disc, press the corresponding Disc (1, 2, 3) button
on the front panel or Disc Skip on the remote control, until the
required disc indicator flashes.
Result: All the discs will be played in turn, starting with the one selected.
If you wish to play the current disc only, press CD Repeat on
the front panel one or more times, until 1 CD is displayed.
If you use the Disc (1, 2, 3) function when listening to the
radio or to a tape, the system switches automatically to the CD
mode.
If the disc selected is not loaded, the next disc is played automatically.
Selecting a Track
To start playback at the beginning of the...
Press the
Next track
Press
once
Current track
Press
once
Previous track
Press
twice
The appropriate number of
pressing the
and
.
It is recommended that you turn the volume down before using
this function.
To search through the tracks...
Press and hold down...
Forwards
Backwards
for at least one second
for at least one second
You can aslo press and hold down
search through the tracks.
/
on the front panel to auto
Shuffle Play Function
You can select the track you wish to listen to, either when the
compact disc player is stopped or when a disc is playing.
Track of your choice
When listening to a compact disc, you can quickly search for
a specific music passage on a track.
and
...
You can listen to the tracks on a compact disc in a different
order each time, as the various tracks will be selected automatically in a random sequence.
1
Press the Shuffle button.
Result: The Shuffle indication appears and all the tracks are played in
a random order. Both the track number and the playing time
are displayed.
2
When playing tracks in a random order, you can:
Move on to the next track (selected at random) by pressing
.
Search quickly for a specific point in the current track by pressing
.
3
When you have finished the random playback, press
Shuffle button again.
or press the
Repeat and CD Synchro function are not availabe in Shuffle playing
mode.
3
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Repeating One or All Tracks on the
Compact Discs
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You can repeat indefinitely:
A specific track on a compact disc.
All tracks on the compact disc selected.
All discs loaded in the carrousel
1
2
To repeat...
Press Repeat on the Front Panel
one or more times until...
The current track indefinitely
The selected disc
All discs loaded
REPEAT 1 is displayed
REPEAT 1 CD is displayed
REPEAT ALL CD is displayed
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To select other tracks, repeat Steps 4 to 6.
Press CD (
grammed.
) to listen to the track selection in the order pro-
To...
Press the
and
...
Listen to the current track again
Listen to the previous track
Listen to the next track
Skip forwards or backwards one
or more tracks
Press
once
Press
twice
Press
once
The appropriate number of
pressing the
and
When you wish to stop the Repeat function, press Repeat until ALL CD
or 1 CD is displayed, or press
10 To cancel the selection, press
.
Once if the compact disc player is stopped
Result: PRGM is no longer displayed.
.
If you open the compartment, the selection is cancelled.
If you select the number of a disc which is not loaded or a
track which does not exist on the CD, the selection skips to the
next programmed track.
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Programming the Order of Playback
You can decide:
The order in which you listen to the tracks on the discs loaded
Which tracks you do not wish to listen to
You can programme up to 24 tracks.
You must stop the compact disc player before selecting the tracks.
This feature can be combined with the Repeat function.
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2
3
If the CD function is selected, stop the player by pressing
.
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Load the selected CDs.
Press Program.
Result: The following indications are displayed:
1,10 5,9
(01 = Programme No, DI = Disc No, – – = Track No on the disc)
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8
If necessary, select the disc containing the required track by pressing
the corresponding Disc (1, 2, 3) button.
Select the required track by pressing the Up and Down button:
Press
to move back through the tracks
Press
to move forward through the tracks
Press Program to confirm your selection.
Result: The selection is stored and
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is displayed.
Searching for and Storing the Radio
Stations
Checking or Changing Programmed
Tracks
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You can check or change your selection of tracks at any time.
1
2
Press
Press Program.
Result: The following indications appear:
(CH = Check, 01=Program No, DI = Disc No, – – = Track No on the disc)
3
Press Program again.
Result: The first track selected is displayed, together with the letter
CH(Change).
4
Press Program one or more times until the track to be changed is
displayed.
5
If necessary, press the corresponding Disc (1, 2, 3) button to change
discs.
Press
15 FM stations
8 MW stations
7 LW stations
once if you have started listening to the selection.
If you have already programmed 24 tracks, CH is displayed
instead of PR when you press Program.
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7
8
You can store up to:
/
1
2
3
or
15 FM stations
15 AM stations
Switch the system on by pressing Standby/on.
Select the TUNER function by pressing TUNER .
Select the required frequency band by pressing TUNER (Band)
again on the front panel or TUNER (Band) on the remote control.
Result: The appropriate indication is displayed:
FM
Frequency Modulation
AM(MW)
Medium Wave
LW (OPTION)
Long Wave
4
Tune in to the desired station.
Manual tuning
Press the Tuning Mode button so that the "MANUAL" indicator
lights up on the front panel display.
Press
/
on the main unit to tune in to the desired station manually.
or
Press Tuning
or
on the remote control to do the same.
to select a different track.
Press Program to confirm your change.
Press CD ( ) to start listening to the selection.
Result: The first track selected is played.
Automatic tuning
Press and hold
/
on the main unit for more than 1 second
so that the "AUTO" indicator lights up on the front panel display.
Press and briefly hold
/
on the main unit to begin automatic
tuning.
or
Press and briefly hold Tuning
or
on the remote control to
do the same.
5
Use the manual tuning method if the automatic tuning search does
not stop at the desired station because the signal is weak.
For details on the Preset function, see the “Selecting a Stored
Station” on page 14.
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8
6
5
Adjust the volume by:
Turning the Volume knob on the front panel
or
Pressing the VOL. + or – buttons on the remote control
6
Select the FM stereo or mono mode by pressing Mono/ST. on the
remote control.
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4
Searching for and Storing the Radio
Stations (continued)
Selecting a Stored Station
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7
If you do not want to store the radio station found, revert to Step 4
and search for another station.
Otherwise:
a Press Program.
Result: The PRGM is displayed for a few seconds.
b Press Tuning Down and Up to assign a programme number
between 1 and 15.
8
You can listen to a stored radio station as follows:
1
2
3
c Press Program to store the radio station.
Result: PRGM is no longer displayed and the station is stored.
4
To store any other radio frequencies required, repeat Steps 3 to 8.
5
The PROGRAM function can be used to assign a new station to
an existing programme number.
7
Switch the system on by pressing Standby/on.
Select the TUNER function by pressing Tuner .
Select the required frequency band by pressing Tuner (Band) on the
remote control or TUNER (Band) again on the front panel.
Press
button on the front panel of the unit, or the Tuning
/
Mode button on the remote control until “PRESET” is displayed.
Press
on the front panel of the unit to select the desired
/
station.
or
Select the desired station by pressing the station number stored,
using the Tuning
or
button on the remote control.
Result: The desired station is now received.
7
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7
5
4
5
2,3
In Tuner Mode
In manual tuning mode, you can use
search a radio station.
During Tuner auto searching, press
ing.
In Preset tuning mode, you can use
stored radio station.
/
button to manual
button to stop auto search/
button to search a
Improving Radio Reception
You can improve the quality of radio reception by:
Rotating the FM or AM(MW) aerial
Testing the positions of the FM and AM(MW) aerials before fixing them
permanently
If reception from a specific FM radio station is poor, press Mono/ST.
on the remote control to switch from stereo mode to mono. The quality of the sound will be improved.
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About RDS broadcasting
About RDS DISPLAY function
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This unit has the RDS (Radio Data System) function, which
enables for the various information such as broadcasting station, radio text, time and 30 types of programs (News, Rock,
Classic, etc.) to be received from the FM RDS station together
with normal radio signal.
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2
3
Press the Standby/On button.
Receive the FM radio.
See the radio receiving method on the page 13.
FM and frequency are shown on the display
If the received station transfers the RDS information, 'RDS'
appears automatically on the display.
Press the RDS Display button to select the desired RDS mode.
Whenever the button is pressed, RDS mode changes as follows.
PS NAME
RT
CT
About "PS NAME" MODE
Displays the name of broadcasting station.
Press the RDS Display button to select the PS NAME.
"PS NAME" appears on the display.
If the PS information is being received, the PS name (BBC, AFO,
NDR, etc.) is shown on the display.
If the PS information isn't received, the original FM frequency is
shown.
Even though no RDS Display button is pressed, the reception
of PS information ensues the PS name is displayed.
Current FM frequency
The RDS function is available only in FM broadcasting.
Description on RDS function
1. PTY (Program Type) : Displays the type of programme currently being broadcast
2. PS NAME (Program Service Name) : Indicates the name of
broadcasting station and is composed of 8 characters.
3. RT (Radio Text) : Decodes the text broadcast by a station (if
any) and is composed of maximum 64 characters.
4. CT (Clock Time) : Decodes the real time clock from the FM frequency.
Some stations may not transmit PTY, RT or CT information
therefore this may not be displayed in all cases.
5. TP (Traffic Program) : Indicates that the turned station is
capable of transmitting traffic broadcasts.
About 'RT' MODE
Displays the character transmitted from the broadcasting station.
Press the RDS Display button to select the RT MODE.
"RT" appears on the display.
If the RT information is being received, the received information is
shown on the display.
If the RT information isn't received, the "NO RT" is shown.
On the display.
About CT(Clock Time)
1
3
Sets the time of RDS clock.
To select the CT time, set the RDS Display button to CT MODE.
The CT information will take up to 2 minutes to be decoded therefore the clock isn’t displayed immediately.
If there is no received CT information, "NO CT" is displayed.
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PTY (Program Type) indication and
PTY-SEARCH function
GB
The PTY information is composed of an identification symbol,
which helps the FM radio to recognize the program type of each FM
station.
The 30 PTY modes are shown in the display by pressing the PTY
button.
NEWS
• News including an announced opinion and report
AFFAIRS
• Several matters including a current incident, documentary,
discussion and analysis.
INFO
• Information including weights and measures, returns and forecast, matters interesting the customer, medical information, etc.
EDUCATE
DRAMA
CULTURE
SCIENCE
VARIED
POP M
• Sports
• Education
• Drama-Radio serial, etc.
• Culture-National or local culture including the religious problem,
social science, language, theater,etc.
• Natural science and technology
• Others-Speech, amusing program (quiz, game), interview,
comedy and satirical play, etc.
• Rock music
M.O.R.M
• M.O.R- Comfortable music, occasionally vocal or piece
LIGHT M
• Light classical music- Classical music and instrumental
and chorus music
CLASSICS
• Heavy classical music-Orchestra music, symphony, chamber
music and opera
OTHER M
• Other music - Jazz, R&B country music
WEATHER
• Weather
FINANCE
• Finance
CHILDREN
• Children’s programmes
SOCIAL A
• Social affairs
RELIGION
• Religion
PHONE IN
• Phone in
LEISURE
JAZZ
• Travel
• Leisure
• Jazz Music
COUNTRY
• Country Music
NATIONAL
• National Music
OLDIES
• Oldies Music
FOLK M
• Folk Music
DOCUMENT
TEST
Tuned to an FM station broadcasting a PTY MODE.
See the FM receiving method on the page 13.
If the received station is transmitting the RDS information, "RDS"
lights up.
2
Press the PTY button.
The PTY MODE(NEWS, AFFAIRS, etc) appears on the display.
Press the Tuning Mode Down or Up button to select the desired
PTY MODE.
If the station is transmitting no PTY information, 'NO PTY' shows
on the display.
When the PTY MODE is selected(The PTY MODE is shown in the
display), press the PTY KEY once again to convert into
PTY-SEARCH MODE and auto-search the station sequentially.
If a station is found broadcasting required PTY MODE then the
search station and the stop is selected.
If the PTY MODE isn’t found it is retuned to the original station frequency at beginning the PTY SEARCH and auto-search and PTY
SEARCH are suspended.
• Pop music
ROCK M
TRAVEL
1
Program Type
Display
SPORT
About PTY-SEARCH
• Documentary
• Alarm Test
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2
2
Listening to a Cassette
CD Synchro Record Feature
GB
Always treat your cassettes with care; refer, if necessary, to
the section entitled “Precautions When Using Audio Cassettes”
on page 23.
1
2
3
4
5
Switch the system on by pressing the Standby/On button.
Select the TAPE function by pressing TAPE.
Open either cassette deck 1 or 2 by pushing and releasing the deck
cover where PUSH EJECT ( ) is written.
Insert the pre-recorded cassette with the open edge of the tape facing downward.
Direct recording
This feature enables you to synchronize the start of the
recording with the start of the disc or track of your choice.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Close the deck by pushing on it until it clicks into place.
Result: Depending on the deck selected, the 1 or 2 indication is
displayed in front of the counter number.
If you insert a cassette in both decks, the system selects the
deck in which you inserted the second cassette.
6
You can record a compact disc on a cassette in two different ways:
Synchronised recording
7
Switch the system on by pressing Standby/On.
Insert a blank cassette in Deck 2.
Select the CD function by pressing CD on the front panel.
Load a compact disc.
Select the required disc.
Select the required track and press CD Synchro or press CD Synchro directly to start recording at the beginning of the disc.
Result: “REC”(Only MAX-B450) and “CD SYNC” are displayed and
recording starts.
To stop...
If you have inserted two cassettes, press Deck 1/2 on the front panel
or directly the Deck 1/2 button on the remote control to select the
cassette to be played.
Result: Depending on the deck selected, the TAPE 1 (TAPE A) or
TAPE 2(TAPE B) indication is displayed.
7
Press ...
Recording and playing the compact disc
To listen to...
Side A,B
Result: The cassette starts playing.
3
Press ...
TAPE ( )
7
6
1
When the cassette is stopped, select one of the following functions
as required.
8
To...
Rewind the cassette
Press ...
Recording a Compact Disc
Fast-forward the cassette
The direct recording mode enables you to start recording with
any track on the compact disc.
You can only record on cassettes in Deck 2.
You do not need to adjust the volume, as it has no effect on the recording.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Switch your system on by pressing Standby/On.
7
Press the REC/Pause.
Result: REC is displayed .
8
Press the
to start playing the track.
Result: The track is recorded on the cassette.
9
When you have finished recording, press TAPE
on the remote
control or
on the front panel to stop recording.
8
2,7
1
8
6
Insert a blank cassette in Deck 2.
Select the CD function by pressing CD on the front panel.
Load the compact disc.
Select the required disc.
Select the required track on the compact disc and press
on the front
panel or
on the remote control to set the compact disc player to Pause
mode.
3,6,8
9
1
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Recording a Radio Programme
GB
You can record a radio programme of your choice.
5
You can only record on cassettes in Deck 2.
Press
on the front panel or TAPE
you have finished recording.
on the remote control when
You do not need to adjust the volume, as it has no effect on
the recording.
1
2
3
4
Switch the system on by pressing Standby/On.
Insert a blank cassette in Deck 2.
Select the TUNER function by pressing TUNER .
Select the radio station that you wish to record by pressing Tuning
or
on the remote control or by press the Tuning Down or
Up on the front panel.
5
6
1
5
4
Press REC/Pause.
Result: REC is displayed in red and recording starts.
When you have finished recording, press the TAPE
control or
on the front panel to stop recording.
on the remote
Tape Counter
When playing a cassette, a counter is displayed to enable you to
take note of the counter value at the start of each track and thus
start playback at the beginning of the track to which you wish to
listen.
3
6
1
4
5
4
Copying a Cassette (Dubbing)
You can copy a cassette from Deck 1 to Deck 2.
Normal speed dubbing
You do not need to adjust the volume, as it has no effect on the
recording.
Take care not to insert the tape to be copied in Deck 2, as it will
be erased when you start recording.
1
2
3
4
Switch your system on by pressing Standby/On.
Insert a blank cassette in Deck 2.
Insert the tape to be copied in Deck 1.
To copy a cassette at...
Press...
Normal speed dubbing
Dubbing
Result: The appropriate indications are displayed and the cassette in
Deck 1 is
copied toManuals
the cassette in Deck 2.
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The counter is only displayed when a cassette is being played.
Before starting to record a cassette for which you wish to take note
of the counter values at the beginning of each track, reset the
counter by pressing Counter Reset.
Timer Function
GB
The timer enables you to switch the system on or off at specific times.
Example: You wish to wake up to music every morning.
If the timer switch on and off times are identical, the word ERROR
is displayed.
If you no longer want the system to be switched on or off automatically, you must cancel the timer.
Before setting the timer, check that the current time is correct.
For each step, you have a few seconds to set the required
options. If you exceed this time, you must start again.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Switch the system on by pressing Standby/On.
2
3,4,5,6,7,8
TIMER is displayed.
Press Timer/Clock until
Press Enter.
Result: ON TIME is displayed (instead of the equalizer symbols)
for a few seconds, followed by any switch-on time already
set; you can set the timer switch-on time.
4,5,6,7
1,9
Set the timer switch-on time.
a
Set the hour by pressing the
b
Press Enter.
Result: The minutes flash.
c
Set the minutes by pressing the
d
Press Enter.
Result: OFF TIME is displayed (instead of the equalizer symbols) for a few seconds, followed by any switch-off time
already set; you can now set the timer switch-off time.
To set the timer function
buttons.
/
Set the timer switch-off time.
a
Set the hour by pressing the
b
Press Enter.
Result: The minutes flash.
c
Set the minutes by pressing the
d
Press Enter.
Result: VOL XX is displayed, where XX corresponds to the volume already set.
buttons.
/
/
buttons.
Press Tuning Down and Up to adjust the volume level and press
Enter.
Result: The source to be selected is displayed.
pressing the
/
buttons to select the source to be played
when the system switches on .
If you select...
You must also...
TAPE (cassette)
Insert a recorded cassette in one of the
decks before setting the system to standby.
TUNER (radio)
a Press Enter.
b Select a preset station by pressing the
/
buttons.
CD (compact disc)
Load one or more compact discs.
Press Enter to confirm the timer.
Press Standby/On to set the system to standby mode.
Result:
appears on the front panel display next to the time, indicating the timer has been set. The timer automatically turns
the system on or off at a designated time.
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4,5,6,7
buttons.
/
You can also use Program/Set button on the remote
control to instead Enter button in step 3,4,5,6,7,8.
Cancelling the Timer
GB
Selecting an Equalizer Preset
After having set the timer, it will start automatically as shown
by the TIMER indication on the display. If you no longer wish
to use the timer, you must cancel it.
Your mini-compact system is equipped with a preset equalizer
that allows you to choose the most appropriate balance
between treble and bass frequencies, according to the type of
music you are listening to.
You can stop the timer at any time (system on or in standby mode).
To...
Press Timer-On/Off...
Press EQ Preset (Pop/Rock/Classic) on the front panel or Sound Mode
on the remote control until the required option is selected.
Cancel the timer
Once.
Result:
is no longer displayed.
To obtain a...
Select...
is displayed again.
Normal balance (linear)
Balance suitable for pop music
Balance suitable for rock music
Balance suitable for classic music
PASS
POP
ROCK
CLASSIC
Restart the timer
Twice.
Result:
Mute Function
Power Sound Function
You can turn the sound off temporarily on your system.
Example: You wish to answer a telephone call.
1
2
Press Mute.
To switch the sound back on (at the same volume as before), press
Mute again or the Volume buttons.
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Your mini-compact system is equipped with the function
of Power Sound .
The function of Power Sound amplifies bass and improves
high key or bass twice as much for you to appreciate
powerful real sound.
1
Press the P.Sound button on the front panel.
Result: Press P.Sound button on the front panel, “P,SOUND” is
displayed.
2
To cancel this function, press P.Sound button again .
Setting the System to Switch off
Automatically
Super Bass Sound
GB
While listening to a compact disc or a cassette, you can
set the system to switch off automatically
Example: You wish to go to sleep to music.
Your mini-compact system has a bass amplification function
1
Press AI Sleep.
Result: playback starts and the following indications are displayed:
1
Press the SBS button on the front panel.
Result: S. BASS (or BASS) is displayed and “SBS ON” is displayed
for a few seconds.
2
Press AI Sleep one or more times to indicate how long the system
should continue playing before it switches off:
2
To cancel this function, press SBS again, “OFF” is displayed for a
few seconds.
called SBS (Super Bass Sound). This function makes the sound
more powerful and real.
90 MIN
At any time, you can:
Check the remaining time by pressing AI Sleep
Change the remaining time by repeating Steps 1 and 2
3
Press AI Sleep one or more times until AI SLEEP is displayed.
Result: The system will automatically switch off at the end of disc or
cassette.
4
To cancel SLEEP or AI OFF function, press AI Sleep one or more
times until OFF is displayed.
Connecting Headphones
You can connect a set of headphones to your mini-compact
system so that you can listen to music or radio programmers
without disturbing other people in the room. The earphones
must have a 3.5 ø jack or an appropriate adapter.
Connect the headphones to the Phones jack on the front panel.
Result: The loudspeakers are no longer used to output the sound.
Prolonged use of headphones at a high volume may damage
your hearing.
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Connecting to an External Source
Safety Precautions
GB
The auxiliary input can be used to take advantage of the sound quality
of your mini-compact system when listening to other sources.
Examples: A television
A video disc player
A DAT or DCC cassette player
A Hi-Fi stereo video cassette recorder
The following diagrams illustrate the precautions to be taken
when using or moving your mini-compact system.
To connect the external source, the source must have an audio
output. In addition, you need an RCA connection cable.
1
Set the system to standby mode and disconnect it and the external
source from the main.
2
Connect the audio cable to the rear of the mini-compact system.
Connect the...
Red jack
White jack
To the connector marked...
R (right)
L (left)
Ambient operating conditions:
Ambient temperature
5°C-35°C
Humidity
10-75%
For optimum sound quality, do not invert the right and left channels.
3
Plug the system back into the main socket and press Standby/On to
switch it on.
4
5
6
Select the AUX source by pressing AUX on the front panel.
Result: AUX is displayed.
Do not expose the unit to direct sun
radiation or other heat sources.
This could lead to overheating and
malfunction of the unit.
Switch the external source on.
Adjust the volume and balance as required:
Volume
Equalizer
Example: You can watch a film and take advantage of stereo sound
provided that the original sound track is in stereo, (as if you
were in a cinema).
Do not place potted plants or vases
on top of the unit. Moisture entering
the unit could lead to dangerous
electric shock and can cause
equipment damage. In such events
immediately disconnect the main
plug from the socket.
During thunderstorms, disconnect
the main plug from the socket.
Main voltage peaks due to lightning
could damage the unit.
VOLUME
UP
DOWN
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Remove the batteries from the
remote control, if not used for any
extended periods.
Leaking batteries can cause serious
damage to the remote control.
When using headphones, take care
not to listen at excessive volumes.
Extended use of headphones at
high volumes will lead to hearing
damage.
Do not place heavy items on the
main lead. Main cable damage can
lead to damage of the equipment (fire
hazard) and can cause electric
shock.
Do not remove any equipment panels.
The inside of the unit
contains live components, which
cause electric shock.
Cleaning Your Mini-Compact
System
Precautions When Using Audio
Cassettes
GB
To obtain the best possible results from your mini-compact
system, you must clean the following elements regularly:
The outer casing
The compact disc player
The cassette players (heads, rollers and drive capstans)
Check that the tape in the cassette is sufficiently taught.
To prevent erasing a cassette that you wish to keep, remove the safety
tab on the upper edge of the cassette. To record a cassette, where the
tab has been broken, simply cover the opening with adhesive tape.
When you have finished playing a cassette, always put it back in its case.
Store your cassettes in a clean place, out of direct sunlight, where
they will not be exposed to high temperatures.
Avoid using 120-minute cassettes as they place unnecessary strain
on the tape mechanism.
Always unplug the system from the wall outlet:
Before cleaning it
If you are not going to be using it for a long time
Outer Casing
Clean the outer casing regularly using a soft cloth and a light detergent. Do
not use abrasive powders, liquids or aerosol cleaners. Never let any liquids
get into the system.
Before Contacting the After-Sales
Service
Compact Disc Player
1
2
Before playing a compact disc, clean it with a special CD cleaning
agent. Do not use the same cleaning agents as for vinyl LP records.
Carefully wipe the disc from the centre outward.
Regularly clean the player with a special cleaning disc (available from
your local dealer).
Tape Decks
Press PUSH EJECT(
1
2
It always takes a little time to become familiar with a new appliance. If you
have any of the problems listed below, try the solutions given. They may
save you the time and inconvenience of an unnecessary service call.
Problem
) to open the cassette deck.
Use a cotton bud and a special cassette cleaning agent to clean the:
Head (1)
Rollers (2)
Drive capstans (3)
If you will not be using the remote control for a long time,
remove the batteries to prevent corrosion.
Although your system is very hard-wearing, it should not be
used in an excessively dusty environment or subjected to
shocks or extreme heat (close to heating appliances or in
direct sunlight, etc.).
If the unit emits an unpleasant odor when in use, unplug it
from the main supply and contact the after-sales service.
The system does not work
G
E
N
E
R
A
L
The Timer does not work
System still doesn’t work, even after following steps above.
3
D
The compact disc player does not
start playing
2
Precautions When Using Compact
Discs
Handle your compact discs with care. Always hold them by
the edges to avoid leaving fingerprints on the shiny surface.
When you have finished playing a compact disc, always put it
back in its case.
Do not fix paper or adhesive tape to the discs and do not write
on the label.
Clean them with a special-purpose cloth.
Store your compact discs in a clean place, out of direct sunlight, where they will not be exposed to high temperatures.
Always use compact discs marked
.
• The main lead is not correctly plugged into a
wall socket or the wall socket is not switched on.
• The remote control batteries need replacing or
the polarity has not been respected.
• The Standby/On button has not been pressed.
• The volume has been completely turned down.
• The correct function (TUNER, CD, TAPE, AUX)
has not been selected.
• You have connected a set of earphones.
• The loudspeaker wires have been disconnected.
• The MUTE button has been pressed.
• The timer has been stopped by pressing
TIMER ON/OFF.
• Press the SBS button for 5 seconds in
power ‘OFF’(standby), the system is
returned the original position (RESET)
C
1
There is no sound
Checks/Explanation
C
A
S
S
E
T
T
E
S
R
A
D
I
O
The tape does not start playing
The volume falls off
The cassette is not erased correctly
There is excessive wow and flutter
Reception is poor or no radio stations are received at all
• The CD function has not been selected.
• The disc has been inserted face down or is
either dirty or scratched.
• The laser sensor is dirty or dusty.
• The system has not been installed on a flat,
horizontal surface.
• Condensation has formed in the player; leave
the system in a warm, airy room for at least
one hour.
• The TAPE function has not been selected.
• The cassette has not been inserted correctly.
• The cassette player has not been closed.
• The tape is either slack or broken.
• The audio heads are dirty.
• The rollers or drive capstans are dirty.
• The tape is worn.
• The TUNER function has not been selected.
• The radio frequency has not been correctly
selected.
• The aerial has been disconnected or is not facing the right way. Turn it until you find the best
orientation.
• You are in a building that blocks radio waves;
you must use an outside aerial.
COMPACT
DIGITAL AUDIO
If the above guidelines do not allow you to solve the problem, take a note of:
The model and serial numbers, normally printed on the rear of the system
Your warranty details
A clear description of the problem
Then contact your local dealer or SAMSUNG after-sales service.
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Technical Specifications
GB
SAMSUNG strives to improve its products at all times. Both the design specifications and these user
instructions are thus subject to change without notice.
RADIO
LW(option)
Usable sensitivity
AM (MW)
Signal/noise ratio
Usable sensitivity
Total harmonic distortion
FM
Signal/noise ratio
Usable sensitivity
Total harmonic distortion
60 dB
40 dB
54 dB
2%
62 dB
10 dB
0.3 %
COMPACT DISC PLAYER
Capacity
Frequency range
Signal/noise ratio
Distortion
Channel separation
Disc sizes
3 discs
20 Hz - 20 KHz (± 1 dB)
90 dB (at 1 KHz) with filter
0.05 % (at 1 KHz)
74 dB
Diameter: 120 or 80 mm. Thickness: 1.2 mm
TAPE DECK
Frequency range
Signal/noise ratio
Channel separation
Erasing effect
125 Hz ~ 8 KHz
40 dB
35 dB
50 dB
AMPLIFIER
Output power (6 Ω)
Channel separation
Signal/noise ratio
2 x15 Watts RMS,IEC (total harmonic distortion: 10 %)
(MAX-B420)
2 x25 Watts RMS,IEC (total harmonic distortion: 10 %)
(MAX-B450)
45 dB
75 dB
GENERAL
Dimensions
270 (W) x 317 (H) x 370 (D) mm
Output power (6 Ω)
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