Aiwa AWP-ZX7 Operating instructions

4-254-179-11(2)
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call
upon your Aiwa dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ______________
Serial No. ______________
©2004 Sony Corporation
CAUTION
WARNING
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
This appliance is
classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. This
marking is located on the
rear exterior.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE
U.S.A.
WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV 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.
CAUTION
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE
U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product, you may
call; Aiwa Customer Information Service Center
1-800-289-2492 or http://www.us.aiwa.com/
The Number below is for the FCC related matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
AIWA
AWP-ZX7
Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San
Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.:
858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN CANADA
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
Except for European model
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S.
registered mark. As an ENERGY
STAR® partner, Sony Corporation
has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
• Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
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International Business Machines Corporation.
• Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.
• MMX and Pentium are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation.
• All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders.
• ™ and ® marks are omitted in this manual.
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Table of Contents
How to use this manual........................... 5
Playable discs.......................................... 5
Getting Started
Hooking up the system............................ 7
Setting the clock...................................... 9
CD/MP3 – Play
Loading a disc ....................................... 10
Playing a disc ........................................ 10
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Playing repeatedly................................. 12
— Repeat Play
Creating your own program .................. 13
— Program Play
Tuner
Presetting radio stations ........................ 14
Listening to the radio ............................ 15
— Preset Tuning
— Manual Tuning
Using the Radio Data System (RDS).... 16
(European model only)
Tape – Play
Loading a tape....................................... 17
Playing a tape........................................ 17
Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite CD tracks on a
tape.................................................. 18
— CD-TAPE Synchro Recording
Recording on a tape manually............... 19
— Manual Recording
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound .............................. 20
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Timer
Falling asleep to music ......................... 20
— Sleep Timer
Waking up to music.............................. 21
— Play Timer
Timer recording radio programs........... 22
— Rec Timer
Display
Turning off the display ......................... 23
— Power Saving Mode
Viewing information about the disc in the
display ............................................ 23
Optional Personal Computer
Connecting a personal computer to the
system............................................. 25
Installing the driver............................... 26
Listening to audio files on a personal
computer......................................... 29
Optional Components
Hooking up optional components......... 30
Listening to audio from a connected
component ...................................... 31
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies......................... 32
Messages............................................... 35
Additional Information
Precautions ........................................... 36
Specifications ....................................... 37
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................... 39
How to use this manual
This manual mainly explains operations using
the remote, but the same operations can also be
performed using the buttons on the system
having the same or similar names.
Playable discs
You can play back the following discs on this
system. Other discs cannot be played back.
List of playable discs
Format of discs
Audio CDs
Disc logo
Discs that this system cannot
play
• An 8 cm disc
• An 8 cm disc converted to a standard disc
using an adaptor
• CD-ROMs
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in
the following formats:
– music CD format
– MP3 format that conforms to ISO96601)
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo or Multi
Session2)
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive, cellophane tape,
or a sticker still left on it.
1)
ISO 9660 Format
The most common international standard for the
logical format of files and folders on a CD-ROM.
There are several specification levels. In Level 1,
file names must be in the 8.3 format (no more than
eight characters in the name, no more than three
characters in the extension “.MP3”) and in capital
letters. Folder names can be no longer than eight
characters. There can be no more than eight nested
folder levels. Level 2 specifications allow file
names and folder names up to 31 characters long.
Each folder can have up to 8 trees.
For Joliet or Romeo in the expansion format, make
sure of the contents of the writing software, etc.
2)
Multi Session
This is a recording method that enables adding of
data using the Track-At-Once method.
Conventional CDs begin at a CD control area called
the Lead-in and end at an area called Lead-out. A
Multi Session CD is a CD having multiple sessions,
with each segment from Lead-in to Lead-out
regarded as a single session.
CD-Extra: This format records audio (audio CD
data) on the tracks in session 1 and data on the tracks
in session 2.
Mixed CD: This format records data on the first
track and audio (audio CD data) on the second and
subsequent tracks of a session.
CD-R/CD-RW
(audio data/MP3 files)
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Notes on CD-R and CD-RW
• Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs cannot be played
on this system depending upon the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or
the characteristics of the recording device.
Furthermore, the disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more
information, see the operating instructions for
the recording device.
• Discs recorded on CD-R/CD-RW drives may
not be played back because of scratches, dirt,
recording condition or the driver’s
characteristics.
• CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in multisession that have not ended by “closing the
session” are not supported.
• The system may be unable to play MP3
format files that do not have the “.MP3”
extension.
• Attempting to play non-MP3 format files that
have the “.MP3” extension may result in noise
or malfunction.
• With formats other than ISO9660 level 1 and
2, folder names or file names may not be
displayed correctly.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with complicated tree
structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added (nonfinalized disc).
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Music discs encoded with
copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed
by some record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that do not
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Cautions when playing a disc
that is recorded in Multi
Session
• If the disc begins with a CD-DA session, it is
recognized as a CD-DA (audio) disc, and
playback continues until an MP3 session is
encountered.
• If the disc begins with an MP3 session, it is
recognized as an MP3 disc, and playback
continues until a CD-DA (audio) session is
encountered.
• The playback range of an MP3 disc is
determined by the tree structure of files
produced by analyzing of the disc.
• A disc with a mixed CD format will be
recognized as a CD-DA (audio) disc.
Getting Started
Perform the following procedures 1 to 4 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
AM loop antenna
FM lead antenna
Right speaker
Left speaker
1 Connect the speakers.
Connect the right and left speaker cords to
the SPEAKER terminals as shown below.
Speakers
Insert only the stripped portion
Main Unit
Insert only the stripped portion
Silver (#)
Copper (3)
Copper (3)
Silver (#)
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2 Connect the FM and AM antennas.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect
it.
3 For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage.
Refer to the print on your system’s
VOLTAGE SELECTOR for available
settings.
Plug type A
AM loop antenna
AM
LOO
P
4 Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
If the plug does not fit the wall socket,
detach the supplied plug adaptor (only for
models equipped with an adaptor).
To turn on the system, press ?/1.
FM 7
(COA 5 Ω
XIAL
)
Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
Plug type B
AM loop antenna
AM
LOO
P
FM 7
(COA 5 Ω
XIAL
)
Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally
Note
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
Tip
Note
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords.
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When the remote no longer operates the system,
replace both batteries with new ones.
Attaching the speaker pads
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
Make sure that all discs are removed
from the system.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to CD.
3
Hold down Z CD and then press M on
the unit until “STANDBY” appears.
After “STANDBY” disappears, then
“LOCK” appears.
4
Unplug the power cord.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour.
Press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute.
Press ENTER.
The clock starts working.
When carrying this system
Perform the following procedure to protect
the CD mechanism.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Getting Started
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom
of the speakers to stabilize the speakers and
prevent them from slipping.
Setting the clock
To adjust the clock
1
2
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
3
Do the same procedures as step 3 to 6
above.
Press . or > until “CLOCK SET?”
appears, then press ENTER.
Notes
• The clock settings are canceled when you disconnect
the power cord or if a power failure occurs.
• You cannot set the clock in Power Saving Mode
(page 23).
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Playing a disc
CD/MP3 – Play
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Loading a disc
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
This system lets you play audio CDs and discs
with MP3 audio tracks.
1
Example: When a disc is loaded
Press DISC 1 – 5 to select a disc
stocker.
Disc indicator
If a disc is loaded, press Z CD to remove a
disc from the disc slot. “No Disc” appears.
2
Track number
Insert a disc in the disc slot with the
label side facing right.
MP3
PRESET AUTO
ALBUM STEREO MONO TRACK TUNED
1
2
REC SLEEP
ALBM TRK ID3 TITLE
PLAY
ALL 1 DISC S ALBM REP1 PGM SHUF
SYNC
0
0
REC
When you play
a disc, insert it
with the label
side facing
right.
4
BASS
LEVEL L
Notes
• When you turn on the system, the disc is not
pulled into the disc slot until “No Disc”
appears in the display. Do not attempt to
push in the disc until “No Disc” appears.
• When pressing Z CD and then reinserting the disc
that appears in the disc slot, do not simply push in the
disc. Remove the disc from the disc slot and then
reinsert it.
• Do not turn off the system with a disc halfway
inserted in the disc slot. Doing so may cause the disc
to fall.
• Do not use a disc with tape, seals or paste on it as this
may cause malfunction.
• Do not load an 8 cm disc with an adaptor. Doing so
may cause the system to malfunction.
• When you eject a disc, handle the disc by its edge. Do
not touch the surface.
• If you load a disc that is not playable by this system,
it will be ejected automatically.
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TREBLE
LEVEL R
i - Bass
5
Playing time
1
To insert additional discs, repeat steps 1
through 2.
3
Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly) to
switch the function to CD.
2
Select
To play
ALL DISCS
(Normal Play)
All discs in the disc slot
continuously.
1DISC
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the disc you
have selected in original
order.
ALBM
(Normal Play)
All MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc you have
selected in original order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Play becomes
1DISC Play.
ALL DISCS
SHUF (Shuffle
Play)
The tracks on all discs in
random order.
1DISC SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
The tracks on the disc you
have selected in random
order.
ALBM SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
The MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc you have
selected in random order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Shuffle Play
becomes 1DISC SHUF Play.
PGM
(Program Play)
The tracks on the disc in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 13).
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X (or CD NX on the unit).
Press again to resume play.
Select a track
Press . or > repeatedly.
Select an album
of MP3
Press ALBUM – or + repeatedly
after step 2.
Find a point in a
track1)
Keep pressing m or M during
playback and release it at the
desired point.
Select a disc
Press DISC SKIP2) (or DISC 1 – 5
on the unit).
Switch to CD
function from
another source
Press DISC 1 – 5 on the unit
(Automatic Source Selection).
Remove a disc
Press DISC 1 – 5, then press Z CD
on the unit.
1)
2)
CD/MP3 – Play
3
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears.
You may not be able to search between multiple
files. Also, the time may not be displayed correctly
for some files.
You cannot select an empty disc stocker.
Press N (or CD NX on the unit).
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Notes
• You cannot change the play mode during playback.
• Some time may be needed to start playback of discs
recorded in complex configurations such as many
layers.
• When the disc is inserted, the player reads all the
tracks on that disc. If there are many albums or nonMP3 audio tracks on the disc, it may take a long time
for play to begin or for the next MP3 audio track to
start play.
• Do not save unnecessary albums or tracks other than
MP3 ones in the disc to be used for MP3 listening.
We recommend that you do not save other types of
tracks or unnecessary albums on a disc that has MP3
audio tracks.
• An album that does not include an MP3 audio track
is skipped.
• Maximum album number: 150 (including root
folder)
• The maximum number of MP3 audio tracks and
albums that can be contained on a single disc is 300.
• Playback is possible up to 8 levels.
• MP3 audio tracks are played back in alphabetical
order.
• Depending on the encoding/writing software,
recording device, or the recording media used at the
time an MP3 audio track is recorded, you may
encounter such problems as disabled playback,
sound interruptions, and noise.
Tip
When disc access takes a long time, set “CD POWER
ON” by CD power manage function (page 15).
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Playing repeatedly
— Repeat Play
You can play all the tracks or a single track on a
disc repeatedly.
Press REPEAT repeatedly during playback
until “REP” or “REP1” appears.
REP: For all the tracks on a disc, or all the MP3
audio tracks in an album up to five times.
REP1: For a single track only.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until both “REP” and
“REP1” disappear.
Notes
• You cannot select “REP” and “ALL DISCS SHUF”
at the same time.
• When you select “REP1”, that track is repeated
endlessly until “REP1” is canceled.
6
Creating your own
program
— Program Play
1
2
3
Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly) to
switch the function to CD.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
Press DISC SKIP (or DISC 1 – 5 on the
unit) to select a disc.
To program all the tracks on a disc at once,
proceed to step 5 with “AL” displayed.
4
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
When programming the MP3 audio tracks,
press ALBUM – or + to select album, then
press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
Selected track number
MP3
PRESET AUTO
ALBUM STEREO MONO TRACK TUNED
7
To program
Repeat steps
Other discs
3 and 5
Other tracks on the
same disc
4 and 5
Other tracks on
other discs
3 to 5
Press N (or CD NX on the unit).
Program Play starts.
CD/MP3 – Play
You can make a program of up to 25 steps from
all the discs in the order you want to play them.
You can synchro record the programmed tracks
onto a cassette tape (page 18).
Program additional discs or tracks.
Other operations
To
Do this
Cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE in
stop mode repeatedly until
“PGM” disappears.
Clear a track from the end Press CLEAR in stop
mode.
Tips
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press CD
(or FUNCTION repeatedly) to switch the function to
CD, then press N (or CD NX on the unit). When
you eject a disc after programming tracks from
multiple discs, only the tracks contained on the
ejected disc are deleted from the program.
• “– –.– –” appears when the total CD program time
exceeds 100 minutes, or when you select a CD track
whose number is 21 or over, or when you select an
MP3 audio track.
1
2
REC SLEEP
ALBM TRK ID3 TITLE
PLAY
ALL 1 DISC S ALBM REP1 PGM SHUF
SYNC
0
0
REC
3
4
BASS
LEVEL L
TREBLE
LEVEL R
i - Bass
5
Total playing time
5
Press ENTER (or PLAY MODE).
The track is programmed.
The step number appears, followed by the
last programmed track number.
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5
Press TUNER MEMORY.
The preset number flashes. Perform steps 6
and 7 while the preset number flashes.
Tuner
Presetting radio stations
MP3
PRESET AUTO
ALBUM STEREO MONO TRACK TUNED
1
You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM
stations. You can then tune in any of those
stations simply by selecting the corresponding
preset number.
2
REC SLEEP
ALBM TRK ID3 TITLE
PLAY
ALL 1 DISC S ALBM REP1 PGM SHUF
SYNC
0
0
REC
3
4
BASS
LEVEL L
Automatic tuning preset
You can automatically tune in all of the stations
that can be received in your area and then store
the radio frequency of the desired stations.
1
2
3
4
Press TUNER BAND (or FUNCTION
repeatedly) to switch the function to
tuner.
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” appears in the display.
Press – or + (or TUNING – or + on the
unit).
i - Bass
5
Preset number
6
7
8
Press – or + (or TUNING – or + on the
unit) repeatedly to select the desired
preset number.
Press ENTER.
Repeat steps 2 through 7 to preset
other stations.
Tip
Press x to stop scanning.
Manual tuning preset
The frequency changes as the system scans
for a station. Scanning stops automatically
when a station is tuned in. At that time,
“TUNED” and “STEREO” (for stereo
program only) appear.
You can manually tune in and store the radio
frequency of the desired stations.
If “TUNED” does not appear and the
scanning does not stop
2
Set the frequency of the desired radio
station as described in steps 3 and 4 of
“Manual tuning preset” (page 14).
3
1
4
5
6
7
8
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Press TUNER BAND (or FUNCTION
repeatedly) to switch the function to
tuner.
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear from
the display.
Press – or + (or TUNING – or + on the
unit) repeatedly to tune in the desired
station.
Press TUNER MEMORY.
Press – or + (or TUNING – or + on the
unit) repeatedly to select the desired
preset number.
Press ENTER.
Repeat steps 2 through 7 to preset
other stations.
Other operations
Do this
Tune in a station
with a weak signal
Follow the procedure described
in “Manual tuning preset”
(page 14).
Set another station
to the existing
preset number
Start over from step 2. After
step 5, press – or + (or
TUNING – or + on the unit)
repeatedly to select the preset
number you want to store the
station.
To improve tuner reception
Listening to the radio
You can listen to a radio station either by
selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning
in the station.
Listening to a preset station
— Preset Tuning
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” on page 14).
When tuner reception is poor, set CD player
power off by CD power manage function.
CD power is factory set to on.
1
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch the
function to CD.
2
2
3
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
3
Press ?/1 while holding x on the unit.
“CD POWER OFF” appears.
To set CD power on
4
Repeat the procedure above and “CD POWER
ON” appears.
Notes
• When “CD POWER OFF” is selected, disc access
time is increased.
• You cannot change the setting in Power Saving
Mode.
To change the AM tuning interval
(except for European models)
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to
9 kHz (or 10 kHz for some areas). To change the
AM tuning interval, tune in any AM station first,
then turn off the system. While holding M,
press ?/1 on the unit. When you change the
interval, all the AM preset stations are erased.
To reset the interval, repeat the same procedure.
Note
You cannot change the AM tuning interval in Power
Saving Mode.
Tips
• The preset stations are retained for about a day even
if you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas, or connect a commercially available
external antenna.
Tuner
To
Press TUNER BAND (or FUNCTION
repeatedly) to switch the function to
tuner.
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“PRESET” appears in the display.
Press – or + (or TUNING – or + on the
unit) repeatedly to select the desired
preset station.
Listening to non-preset radio
station
— Manual Tuning
1
2
3
4
Press TUNER BAND (or FUNCTION
repeatedly) to switch the function to
tuner.
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear from
the display.
Press – or + (or TUNING – or + on the
unit) repeatedly to tune in the desired
station.
Note
When tuner function is selected as the current function
and CD is pressed to select CD during “CD POWER
OFF”, it may take some time to switch the function
(page 15).
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Tips
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas, or connect a commercially available
external antenna.
• When an FM stereo program has static noise, press
FM MODE repeatedly until “MONO” appears.
There will be no stereo effect, but the reception will
improve.
• Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO”
appears in step 3 above, then press – or + (or
TUNING – or + on the unit). The frequency
indication changes and scanning stops when the
system tunes in a station (Automatic Tuning).
• To record the radio programs, use manual recording
(pages 19 and 22).
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(European model only)
What is the Radio Data
System?
Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
program signal. RDS is available only on FM
stations.*
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you are tuned
in is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal is weak.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do they
provide the same types of services. If you are not
familiar with the RDS system, check with your local
radio stations for details on RDS services in your
area.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the station name appears in the display.
To check the RDS information
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Station name1) t Preset number2) and
frequency t Clock display t Bass level t
Treble level
1)
2)
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If the RDS broadcast is not properly received, the
station name may not appear in the display.
Preset number is displayed only if you preset radio
stations.
Tape – Play
Loading a tape
1
2
Playing a tape
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
1
Press Z PUSH on the unit.
Load a recorded/recordable tape into
the cassette holder.
Press DIRECTION on the unit
repeatedly to select “g” to play one
side of a tape, “h” to play both sides,
or “j”* to play both sides
repeatedly.
* The tape deck stops automatically after
repeating the sequence five times.
3
Press N (or TAPE nN on the unit).
Tape – Play
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing towards
you.
2
Press TAPE (or FUNCTION repeatedly)
to switch the function to TAPE.
The tape starts playing. Press the button
again to play the reverse side.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
Fast-forward or
rewind
Press m or M.
Remove a tape
Press Z PUSH on the unit in stop
mode.
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Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite
CD tracks on a tape
— CD-TAPE Synchro Recording
You can record a whole CD on a tape.
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1
2
Load a recordable tape.
Load a CD you want to record.
If you have already loaded the disc, press
DISC 1 – 5 to select the disc, then press x.
When you want to record an album from an
MP3 disc, be sure to press PLAY MODE
repeatedly to select ALBM, then use
ALBUM – or + on the remote to select the
desired album before proceeding.
3
Press CD SYNC.
“CD SYNCHRO” appears. “REC” flashes.
The tape deck stands by for recording and
the CD player pauses for play.
4
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly until g
appears to record on one side or h (or
j) to record on both sides.
Press TAPE nN repeatedly to select
recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, press TAPE nN to light
up the N indicator. If you record on the
reverse side, press TAPE nN again to
light up the n indicator.
6
Press z REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
When the recording is completed, the CD
player and the tape deck stop automatically.
To stop recording
Press x.
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To record a disc by specifying
track order
You can record only your favorite CD tracks
using Program Play. Between steps 2 and 3,
perform steps 1 to 6 of “Creating your own
program” (page 13).
Tip
If you select both sides recording and the tape reaches
the end of the front side part-way through a track, the
entire track is recorded again from the beginning of the
reverse side.
Recording on a tape
manually
— Manual Recording
You can record just the portions you like from a
CD, tape or radio program on a tape.
You can also record from connected
components (see “Hooking up optional
components” on page 30).
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Load a recordable tape.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select
the desired source to record.
• CD: To record from this system’s CD
player.
• FM or AM: To record from this system’s
tuner.
• AUX: To record from the optional
component connected to the AUX IN
jacks.
• PC: To record from the personal
computer connected to the USB port.
3
Press x.
Notes
• You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
• If you press CD, TUNER BAND, TAPE or
FUNCTION during recording and select a sound
source different from the sound source being
recorded, the recording stops.
Tips
• When you record on both sides, be sure to start from
the front side. If you start from the reverse side,
recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• For recording from the tuner:
If noise is heard while recording from the tuner,
move the respective antenna to reduce the noise.
Tape – Recording
1
2
To stop recording
Press z REC PAUSE/START.
“REC” flashes and the tape deck stands by
for recording.
4
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly until g
appears to record on one side or h (or
j) to record on both sides.
Press TAPE nN repeatedly to select
recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, press TAPE nN to light
up the N indicator. If you record on the
reverse side, press TAPE nN again to
light up the n indicator.
6
Press z REC PAUSE/START, then start
playing the desired source to record.
Recording starts.
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Sound Adjustment
Timer
Adjusting the sound
Falling asleep to music
— Sleep Timer
Adjusting the bass and treble
You can adjust the bass and treble to enjoy more
powerful sound.
1
Press EQ repeatedly to select “BASS”
or “TREBLE”.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
BASS y TREBLE
2
Press – or + repeatedly to adjust the
level while “BASS” or “TREBLE”
appears.
Press SLEEP.
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as
follows:
AUTO* t 90min t 80min t … t 10min
t OFF
* The system automatically turns off in 100 minutes or
after the current CD or tape finishes playing.
Other operations
To adjust the bass on the unit
To
Turn BASS control.
Check the
SLEEP once.
remaining time*
To adjust the treble on the unit
Turn TREBLE control.
To exit the bass and treble
settings
Press any button other than EQ or +/–.
Also, if you do not perform any operations for a
few seconds, the display automatically returns to
the original display.
Adjusting the i-Bass
You can reinforce the bass and create a more
powerful sound.
Press i-Bass on the unit.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
i-Bass 1* t i-Bass 2* t i-Bass OFF
* The i-Bass indicator changes.
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You can set the system to turn off after a certain
time, so that you can fall asleep to music.
Change the time
to turn off
Press
SLEEP repeatedly to select the
time you want.
Cancel the Sleep SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF”
Timer Function appears.
* You cannot check the remaining time if you select
“AUTO”.
Tip
You can use the Sleep Timer, even if you have not set
the clock.
Waking up to music
— Play Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make
sure you have set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 9).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
Prepare the sound source you want to
play.
2
3
4
Press VOLUME +/– to adjust the
volume.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“PLAY SET?” appears, then press
ENTER.
“ON TIME” appears and the hour
indication flashes.
5
Set the time to start playing.
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Other operations
To
Do this
Activate the timer/
check the setting
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press . or >
repeatedly until “SELECT
PLAY SEL?” appears, then
press ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press . or >
repeatedly until “SELECT
TIMER OFF?” appears, then
press ENTER.
Notes
• You cannot activate the Play Timer and Rec Timer at
the same time.
• If you use the Play Timer and the Sleep Timer at the
same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• Do not operate the system from the time the system
turns on until the play starts (about 15 seconds before
the preset time).
• If the system is on about 15 seconds before the preset
time, the Play Timer will not be activated.
• You cannot use the optional component connected to
AUX IN jacks or USB port as the sound source for
Play Timer.
Sound Adjustment/Timer
• CD: Load a disc. To start from a specific
track, make a program (see “Creating
your own program” on page 13).
• TAPE: Load a tape (see “Playing a tape”
on page 17).
• FM or AM: Tune in the preset radio
station (see “Listening to the radio” on
page 15).
9
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour, then press ENTER.
The minute indication flashes.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER.
6
7
Set the time to stop playing following
the same procedure as step 5.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired sound source appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
t TUNER y CD PLAY T
t TAPE PLAY T
8
Press ENTER.
“PLAY TIMER”, the start time, the stop
time and the sound source appear in turn,
then the original display returns.
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Timer recording radio
programs
— Rec Timer
You can record a preset radio station from a
specified time.
To timer record, you must first preset the radio
station (see “Presetting radio stations” on
page 14) and set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 9).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
2
3
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“REC SET?” appears, then press
ENTER.
Set the time to start recording.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour, then press ENTER.
The minute indication flashes.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER.
5
Set the time to stop recording following
the same procedure as step 4.
Rec Timer settings and the desired station
appear, then the original display returns.
6
7
Load a recordable tape.
Press TAPE nN on the unit
repeatedly to select recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, press TAPE nN on the
unit to light up the N indicator. If you
record on the reverse side, press TAPE
nN on the unit again to light up the n
indicator.
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Other operations
To
Do this
Activate the timer/
check the setting
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
Press x.
Press DIRECTION on the unit
repeatedly until g appears to record
on one side or h (or j) to record on
both sides.
SELECT.
2 Press . or >
repeatedly until “SELECT
REC SEL?” appears, then
press ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press . or >
repeatedly until “SELECT
TIMER OFF?” appears, then
press ENTER.
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to a preset station” on
page 15).
“ON TIME” appears and the hour
indication flashes.
4
10 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Notes
• You cannot activate the Play Timer and Rec Timer at
the same time.
• If you use the Rec Timer and the Sleep Timer at the
same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• Do not operate the system from the time the system
turns on until the recording starts (about 15 seconds
before the preset time).
• If the system is on about 15 seconds before the preset
time, the Rec Timer will not be activated.
• The volume is reduced to minimum during
recording.
• Note that if the Rec Timer is set at the same time as
the Play Timer sound source is set to tape, the Rec
Timer sound may be recorded onto the tape.
Viewing information
about the disc in the
display
Display
Turning off the display
— Power Saving Mode
The clock display can be turned off to minimize
the amount of power consumed during standby
(Power Saving Mode).
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while the
system is off until the clock display
disappears.
To cancel Power Saving Mode
* The clock is displayed only if you set the clock.
Note
You cannot perform the following operations in Power
Saving Mode.
– setting the clock
– changing the AM tuning interval (except for
European models)
– changing the CD power manage function
Tips
• ?/1 indicator lights up even in Power Saving Mode.
• The timer continues to operate in Power Saving
Mode.
Checking the remaining time
and titles (CD/MP3)
Press DISPLAY during Normal Play.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Current track number and elapsed playing time
t Current track number and remaining time1)
t Remaining time of the disc2) t Track title
(disc with MP3 audio tracks3) only) t Album
title (disc with MP3 audio tracks only) t Clock
display (for eight seconds) t BASS level (for
four seconds) t TREBLE level (for four
seconds)
1)
2)
3)
Display
Press DISPLAY while the system is off. Each
time you press the button, the display switches
cyclically as follows:
Clock display* t No display (Power Saving
Mode)
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current track or that of the disc.
“––.––” appears when playing back MP3 audio
tracks.
“––.––” appears in ALL DISCS, SHUF or program
play mode or when playing back MP3 audio tracks.
When you play back a track with an ID3 tag ver.1 or
ver.2, the ID3 tag appears. The ID3 tag displays
only the track title information.
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Checking the total playing
time and titles (CD/MP3)
Checking the station name
(TUNER)
Press DISPLAY in stop mode.
Press DISPLAY while listening to the radio.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Station name1) t Preset number2) and
frequency t Clock display (for eight seconds)
t BASS level (for four seconds) t TREBLE
level (for four seconds)
x When a CD/MP3 is in Normal Play mode
TOC display1) or total album number of the
disc2) or total track number of the current
album3) t Volume label4) or album name4) t
Clock display (for eight seconds) t BASS
level (for four seconds) t TREBLE level (for
four seconds)
1)
2)
3)
4)
TOC = Table of Contents; displays total number of
tracks on the disc, and total playing time of the disc
For discs with MP3 audio tracks in Normal play or
SHUF mode
For discs with MP3 audio tracks in ALBM or
ALBM SHUF mode
For discs with MP3 audio tracks, album titles or
volume label may not be displayed depending on the
play mode
x When a CD/MP3 is in Program Play mode
The last track number of the program and the
total playing time t Total track number of the
program (for eight seconds) t Volume label*
t Clock display (for eight seconds) t BASS
level (for four seconds) t TREBLE level (for
four seconds)
* For discs with MP3 audio tracks
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1)
2)
European model only
Preset number is displayed only if you preset radio
stations (page 14)
Notes
• The total playing time is not displayed for a disc with
MP3 audio tracks.
• ID3 tag applies to version 1 and version 2.
• If the MP3 audio track you play back has an ID3 tag,
the ID3 tag information is displayed as a track title.
• In the following cases, elapsed playing time and
remaining time of the track may not be displayed
accurately.
– when an MP3 audio track of VBR (variable bit
rate) is played.
– when fast forward or fast reverse is performed.
Optional Personal Computer
Connecting a personal
computer to the system
Use the supplied USB cable for the connection.
You can listen to the audio recorded in the
computer’s hard disk or on a CD-ROM loaded
on the CD-ROM drive through the system’s
speakers.
Personal computer
To the USB port on
a computer
To the USB port
AWP-ZX7
• Personally constructed PCs or operating
systems
• Windows XP versions other than Home
Edition or Professional
• Windows 98 versions other than Second
Edition
• Windows NT
• Windows 95
• Mac OS versions other than 9.0.4, 9.2 or
X 10.0 to 10.3
• An environment upgraded to the other
operating systems
• Multi-boot environment
• Multi-monitor environment
Notes
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments mentioned
above.
• You cannot perform system operations from the
computer side, or computer operations from the
system side.
• Operations are not guaranteed when the computer
and the system are connected through a USB hub or
a USB extension cable.
• When the computer has multiple USB ports, connect
the USB cable to the port that supports a route hub.
(See the operation manual supplied with the
computer for the port that supports a route hub.)
Optional Personal Computer
USB cable
(supplied)
Operation is not assured in the
following environments
Required system equipment
The following environments are necessary for
the computer to connect to the system.
• USB port that supports USB 1.1 or higher
• IBM PC/AT compatible or Macintosh
• Operating System installed at the factory:
For Windows users
Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000
Professional, Windows Millennium Edition,
Windows XP Professional/Home Edition
CPU: MMX Pentium 266 MHz or higher
For Macintosh users
Mac OS 9.0.4, 9.2 or X 10.0 to 10.3
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Installing the driver
5
Follow the instructions appearing on the
monitor.
When first connecting the computer to the
system’s USB port, you must install the driver.
The driver is supplied as standard with the OS.
The installation procedure differs according to
the OS type. Follow the procedures described
below. (Also see the operation manual supplied
with the computer.)
For Windows 98 Second
Edition/Windows Millennium
Edition
To install the USB driver
1
2
3
Start up the computer.
4
Connect the system to the computer with the
USB cable (see page 25).
The computer automatically detects the
system and begins the device (OS standard
driver) installation.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch the
function to PC.
The illustrations above show examples of Windows
Millennium Edition screens.
Notes
• The OS CD-ROM may be required depending on
your computer. In this case, follow the instructions
and set the CD-ROM in the drive.
• Do not disconnect or connect the USB cable during
detection.
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To verify the status of the
installed devices
Be sure to check the status of the installed
devices after you have installed their drivers.
1
Open the [Control Panel].
In the Start menu, point to [Settings] and
click [Control Panel].
2
Double-click the [System] icon.
The “System Properties” dialog box
appears.
Note
(For Windows Me) If you cannot find the [System]
icon, click “View all Control Panel options”.
3
4
Notes
• Other items in the “Device Manager” list may differ
depending on your computer environment.
• If the devices are not recognized, disconnect and
reconnect the USB cable, and try to automatically
install the drive drivers again. If the devices still are
not recognized, reboot the computer.
For Windows 2000
Professional or Windows XP
Professional/Home Edition
To install the USB driver
1
2
3
Start up the computer.
Click the [Device Manager] tab.
Make sure that “View devices by type” is
selected.
Make sure that the following items are listed
in the “Device Manager” dialog box.
4
Connect the system to the computer with the
USB cable (see page 25).
The computer automatically detects the
system and begins the device (OS standard
driver) installation. Installation finishes
automatically.
• “USB Compatible Device” under
“Universal Serial Bus controllers”
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch the
function to PC.
Notes
• The OS CD-ROM may be required depending on
your computer. In this case, follow the instructions
and set the CD-ROM in the drive.
• Do not disconnect or connect the USB cable during
detection.
Tip
To not install the driver, follow the instructions
appearing on the monitor.
Optional Personal Computer
• “USB Audio Device” under “Sound, video
and game controllers”
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
To verify the status of the
installed devices
Be sure to check the status of the installed
devices after you have installed their drivers.
1
Open the [Control Panel].
In the Start menu, point to [Settings] and
click [Control Panel].
(For Windows XP) In the Start menu, click
[Control Panel], and then click [Switch to
Classic View] on the left panel of the
window.
2
Double-click the [System] icon.
The “System Properties” dialog box
appears.
3
Click the [Hardware] tab.
The illustration above shows an example of
Windows Millennium Edition screen.
Note
If you do not see these items or if a “!” is displayed
on top of any of the icons, it means the respective
device driver is not installed or recognized by the
OS. In this case, install the device driver again.
5
Click [OK] to close the “System Properties”
dialog box.
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4
Click the [Device Manager] button.
Make sure that “devices by type” is selected
in the “View” menu.
5
Make sure that the following items are listed
in the “Device Manager” dialog box.
• “USB Audio Device” under “Sound, video
and game controllers”
• “USB Composite Device” under
“Universal Serial Bus controllers”
For Mac OS 9.0.4, 9.2 or X 10.0
To install the USB driver
1
2
3
Start up the computer.
4
Connect the system to the computer with the
USB cable (see page 25).
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch the
function to PC.
For Mac OS X 10.1 to 10.3
To install the USB driver
The illustration above shows an example of
Windows XP Professional screen.
Notes
• Other items in the “Device Manager” list may differ
depending on your computer environment.
• If the devices are not recognized, disconnect and
reconnect the USB cable, and try to automatically
install the drive drivers again. If the devices still are
not recognized, reboot the computer.
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1
2
3
Start up the computer.
4
Connect the system to the computer with the
USB cable (see page 25).
5
Select [System Preferences...] in the Apple
menu.
6
Click the [Sound] icon in the [Hardware]
menu.
7
Click the [Output] tab, then click to select
[USB Audio DAC] in the [Choose a device
for sound output] window.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch the
function to PC.
Listening to audio files on
a personal computer
1
Start up the computer.
Wait for the OS to start up properly.
2
3
4
5
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to PC.
Perform the operations on the
computer side to start playback.
Press VOLUME +/– (or turn VOLUME
control on the unit) to adjust the
volume.
Notes
Optional Personal Computer
• When playing back music through the USB port, do
not turn off the system or change the sound source.
This may cause the computer to malfunction.
• Before turning off the system or the computer or
disconnecting the USB cable, be sure to first quit the
software being used to play back music on the
computer.
• When turning off the power, turning off the system
first and then turning off the computer is
recommended.
• After turning off the power, disconnect the USB
cable.
• When setting the computer to hibernation mode or
sleep mode, turning off the system first is
recommended.
• The sound may skip or there may be noise depending
on the computer environment.
• Also see the operation manuals supplied with the
computer and the music playback software.
• If the computer experiences a malfunction, reboot
the computer.
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Optional Components
Hooking up optional components
To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions
provided with each component.
Sub woofer
From the USB port on
an optional computer
From the audio output jacks of
an optional analog component
A personal computer
Optional analog component
A USB port
B SUB WOOFER OUT jack
Use the supplied USB cable to connect a
personal computer (see “Optional Personal
Computer” on page 25).
Use an audio cord (not supplied) to connect an
optional sub woofer to this jack. You can then
output audio to the component from this system.
Note
The effects may be limited or noise may occur
depending on the connected sub woofer or the type of
music being played. For details, consult your nearest
Aiwa dealer.
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To place the sub woofer
To obtain a better bass reproduction, we
recommend you to place the subwoofer on a
solid floor where resonance is unlikely to occur.
Notes
• Always place the subwoofer vertically, keeping it a
few centimeters away from the wall.
• If the sub woofer is placed in the center of a room, the
bass could be extremely weakened. This is due to the
influence of the standing wave of the room. If this
happens, move the subwoofer away from the center
of the room or eliminate the cause of the standing
wave, by placing a bookshelf against the wall, etc.
Listening to audio from a
connected component
1
Connect audio cords.
See “Hooking up optional components” on
page 30.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“AUX” appears.
Start playing the connected component.
C AUX IN jacks
Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an
optional analog component (MD deck or VCR,
etc.) to these jacks. You can then listen to the
sound from the component.
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General
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies
Should you encounter a problem with your
system, do the following:
1
Make sure the power cord and speaker
cords are correctly and firmly connected.
2
Find your problem in the troubleshooting
checklist below and take the indicated
corrective action.
If the problem persists after doing all of the
above, consult your nearest Aiwa dealer.
When the ?/1 indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord and
check the following items.
• If your system has a voltage selector, is the
voltage selector set to the correct voltage?
Check the voltage for your region, then
make sure the voltage selector is set
correctly.
• Are the + and – speaker cords shortcircuited?
• Are you using the supplied speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes
on the rear of the system?
Check all the above items and fix any
problems found. After ?/1 indicator stops
flashing, reconnect the power cord and turn
on the system. If the indicator still flashes, or
if the cause of the problem cannot be found
even after checking all the above items,
consult your nearest Aiwa dealer.
“– –:– –” appears in the display.
• A power interruption has occurred. Set the clock
(page 9) and timer settings (pages 21 and 22)
again.
The clock setting/radio presetting/timer is
canceled.
• Redo the following:
– “Setting the clock” (page 9)
– “Presetting radio stations” (page 14)
– “Falling asleep to music” and “Waking up to
music” (pages 20 and 21)
– “Timer recording radio programs” (page 22)
There is no sound.
• Press VOLUME + (or turn VOLUME control on
the unit clockwise).
• Make sure the headphones are not connected.
• Check the speaker connections (page 7).
• There is no audio output during Rec Timer.
• The system is in pause mode. Press N (or CD
NX on the unit) to return to normal play mode.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from the source of noise.
• Connect the system to a different wall outlet.
• Install a noise filter (commercially available) to
the power cord.
The timer cannot be set.
• Set the clock again (page 9).
The timer does not function.
• Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT to set the timer
and light up “cPLAY” or “cREC” in the display
(pages 21 and 22).
• Check the timer setting and set the correct time
(pages 21 and 22).
• Cancel the Sleep Timer Function (page 20).
• Make sure the clock is correctly set.
The remote does not function.
• Remove the obstacle.
• Move the remote closer to the system.
• Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
• Replace the batteries (R6/size AA).
• Locate the system away from the fluorescent light.
The color irregularity on a TV screen persists.
• Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15
to 30 minutes. If the color irregularity still
persists, place the speakers farther away from the
TV set.
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Speakers
Sound comes from only one channel, or the
left and right volumes are unbalanced.
• Check the speaker connections and placement.
CD/MP3 player
“LOCKED” appears.
• Contact your Aiwa dealer or local authorized
Aiwa service facility.
The disc does not eject.
• You cannot eject the disc during CD Synchro
Recording. Press x to cancel the CD Synchro
Recording, then press Z CD on the unit to eject
the disc.
• Consult your nearest Aiwa dealer.
MP3 audio track cannot be played back.
• Recording was not performed according to the
ISO9660 level 1, level 2 format, Joliet or Romeo
in the expansion format.
• The MP3 audio track does not have the extension
“.MP3”.
• The file is not stored in MP3 format.
• Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio
Layer-3 files cannot be played.
MP3 audio tracks take longer to begin play
back than others.
• After the system reads all tracks on the discs,
playback may take more time than usual if:
– the number of albums or tracks on the disc is
very large.
– the album and track organization structure is
very complex.
The album title, track title and ID3 tag do not
appear correctly.
• Use a disc that conforms with ISO9660 level 1,
level 2, Joliet or Romeo in the expansion format.
• The disc ID3 tag is not ver. 1 or ver. 2.
• Only up to 30 characters of ID3 tags are displayed.
• The characters that can be displayed by this unit
are as follows:
– Upper cases (A to Z)
– Numbers (0 to 9)
– Symbols (< > * + , – / [ ] \ _)
Other characters may not be displayed correctly.
Disc access takes a long time.
• Set “CD POWER ON” by CD power manage
function (page 15).
Tuner
The sound skips.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 36).
• Replace the disc.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Try moving the speakers away from the system, or
placing them on separate stands. When you listen
to a track with bass sounds at high volume, the
speaker vibration may cause the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear to return to Normal Play.
Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received.
• Set the proper band and frequency (page 14).
• Connect the antenna properly (page 8).
• Find a place and an orientation that provide good
reception, then set up the antenna again. If you
cannot obtain good reception, we recommend you
connect a commercially available external
antenna.
• The supplied FM lead antenna receives signals
along its entire length, so make sure you extend it
fully.
• Keep the antennas away from the system and
other components.
• Consult your nearest Aiwa dealer if the supplied
AM antenna has come off the plastic stand.
• Try turning off surrounding electrical equipment.
• Set “CD POWER OFF” by CD power manage
function (page 15).
Troubleshooting
Play does not start.
• Check whether a disc is loaded (The disc indicator
lights up when a disc is loaded.).
• Wipe the disc clean (page 36).
• Replace the disc.
• Insert the disc that this system can play.
• Insert the disc correctly.
• Insert the disc in the slot with the label side facing
right.
• Remove the disc and wipe away the moisture on
the disc, then leave the system turned on for a few
hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press N (or CD NX on the unit) to start play.
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A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
• Press FM MODE on the unit until “STEREO”
appears in the display.
If the system still does not
operate properly after performing
the above measures, reset the
system as follows:
Noise is heard while loading/removing a disc.
• Change the location of the AM antenna.
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Tape deck
The tape does not record or play, or there is a
decrease in sound level.
• The heads are dirty. Clean them (page 37).
• The record/playback heads are magnetized.
Demagnetize them (page 37).
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are magnetized.
Demagnetize them (page 37).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the sound
drops out.
• The capstans in the tape deck are dirty. Clean
them using a cleaning cassette.
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are magnetized.
Demagnetize them (page 37).
The tape does not record.
• No cassette is loaded. Load a cassette.
• The tab has been removed from the cassette.
Cover the broken tab with adhesive tape
(page 37).
• The tape has wound to the end.
Optional components
There is no sound.
• Refer to General item “There is no sound.”
(page 32) and check the condition of the system.
• Connect the component properly (page 30) while
checking:
– if the cords are connected properly.
– if the cord plugs are firmly inserted all the way.
• Turn on the connected component.
• Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the connected component and start playing.
• Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select “AUX”
(page 31) or “PC” (page 29).
The sound is distorted.
• Set the volume of the connected component
lower.
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1
2
3
4
Disconnect the power cord.
Reconnect the power cord.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press i-Bass and ?/1 at the same time and
hold more than two seconds.
The system is reset to the factory settings. You
should set the settings you made, such as the
preset stations, clock, and timer.
Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
CD/MP3
No Disc
There is no disc in the player.
Reading
The system is reading TOC information of the disc.
Some buttons are not available.
Timer
TIME NG!
The Play Timer or Rec Timer start and end times are
set to the same time.
SET CLOCK!
The clock has not been set, therefore the timer
setting is unavailable. Set the clock to the correct
time, then set the timer.
SET TIMER!
You cannot select the timer function when the Play
Timer or Rec Timer are not set.
NO STEP
All of the programmed tracks have been erased.
OVER
You have reached the end of the disc while pressing
M during playback or pause.
Push STOP!
You pressed PLAY MODE during playback.
Step Full!
You tried to program 25 or more tracks (steps).
TUNER
TAPE
No Tab
You cannot record the tape because the tab has been
removed from the cassette.
Troubleshooting
Complete!
The preset operation ended normally.
No Tape
There is no tape in the tape deck.
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In case color irregularity is observed
on nearby a TV screen
Additional Information
Precautions
On operating voltage
On operation
Before operating the system, check that the operating
voltage of your system is identical with the voltage of
your local power supply.
• 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 inside the CD
player. Should this occur, the system will not operate
properly. Remove the disc and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any disc.
On safety
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if it
is not to be used for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the system,
unplug the system and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified
service shop.
On placement
• Do not place the system in an inclined position.
• Do not place the system in locations where it is;
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Subject to vibrations
– Subject to direct sunlight.
• Use caution when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (with wax,
oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
On heat buildup
• Although the system heats up during operation, this
is not a malfunction.
• Place the system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the system.
• If you continuously use this system at a high volume,
the cabinet temperature of the top, side and bottom
rises considerably. To avoid burning yourself, do not
touch the cabinet.
• To prevent a malfunction, do not cover the
ventilation hole.
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With the magnetically shielded type of speaker system,
the speakers can be installed near a TV set. However,
color irregularity may still be observed on the TV
screen depending on the type of your TV set.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
system, please consult your nearest Aiwa dealer.
Notes on discs
• Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
• Do not use discs encircled with a protection ring.
This may cause a malfunction to the system.
• When using discs that have glue or similar tacky
substance on the label side of the disc or that used a
special ink when the label was printed, there is a
chance that the disc or label may become attached to
parts inside this unit. When this occurs, it may not be
possible to remove the disc, and may also cause this
unit to malfunction. Be sure to check that the label
side of the disc is not sticky before using.
The following types of disc should not be used:
– Rental or used discs with attached seals where the
glue extends beyond the seal. The perimeter of the
seal on the disc is tacky.
– Discs that have labels printed using a special ink
that feels tacky when touched.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square,
star) cannot be played on this unit. Attempting to do
so may damage the unit. Do not use such discs.
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as thinner, benzene or alcohol.
To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated.
Break off the
cassette tab
If you later want to reuse the tape for recording, cover
the broken tab with adhesive tape.
Before placing a cassette in the tape
deck
Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise, the tape may
get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and become
damaged.
When using a tape longer than
90 minutes
The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Cleaning the tape heads
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Demagnetize the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape after every 20 to 30 hours of
use with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette. For
details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetizing
cassette.
Main Unit (CX-LZX7)
Amplifier section
For the U.S. model
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
DISTORTION:
With 6-ohm loads, both channels driven, from
120 – 10,000 Hz: rated 60 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 10%
total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to
rated output.
North American model:
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
60 + 60 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Total harmonic distortion less than 0.05% (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 30 W)
European model:
DIN power output (rated): 45 + 45 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
60 + 60 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Music power output (reference):
100 + 100 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Other models:
The following measured at 220 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
DIN power output (rated): 45 + 45 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
60 + 60 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Inputs
AUX IN (RCA pin jacks): Sensitivity 1 V,
impedance 47 kilohms
Outputs
PHONES (stereo mini jack):
accepts headphones with
an impedance of 32 ohms
or more
Additional Information
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
Be sure to clean the tape heads before you start an
important recording or after playing an old tape.
Use a separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning
cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the
cleaning cassette.
Specifications
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SPEAKER:
SUB WOOFER OUT:
accepts impedance of
6 ohms
voltage 1.5 V
CD player section
System
Laser
Frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio
Dynamic range
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
20 Hz – 20 kHz
More than 90 dB
More than 90 dB
Speaker (SSX-LZX7)
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Wow and flutter
4-track 2-channel stereo
100 – 10,000 Hz, using
Sony TYPE I cassettes
±0.15% W. Peak (IEC)
0.1% W. RMS (NAB)
±0.2% W. Peak (DIN)
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
North American model:
Other models:
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Pan-American model:
European model:
Other models:
Antenna
Intermediate frequency
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87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(100-kHz step)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50-kHz step)
FM lead antenna
75 ohms unbalanced
10.7 MHz
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
AM loop antenna, external
antenna terminal
450 kHz
12 cm dia., cone type
5 cm dia., cone type
6 ohms
General
Power requirements
North American model:
European model:
Korean model:
Other models:
Tape deck section
Recording system
Frequency response
2-way, bass-reflex type
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
220 V AC, 60 Hz
120 V, 220 V or
230 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Adjustable with voltage
selector
Power consumption
North American model:
European model:
60 W
60 W
0.3 W (in Power Saving
mode)
Other models:
60 W
Dimensions (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts and controls
Amplifier/Tuner/Tape/CD section:
Approx. 190 × 277 ×
361.4 mm
Speakers:
Approx. 170 × 277 ×
188 mm
Mass
Amplifier/Tuner/Tape/CD section:
Approx. 6.2 kg
Speakers:
Approx. 2.7 kg net per
speaker
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Speaker pads (8)
Speaker cables (2)
USB cable (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
Illustration number
r
DISPLAY wd (16, 23)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A–O
P–Z
BASS control w; (20)
CD SYNC 7 (18)
DIRECTION ql (17, 18, 19, 22)
DISC 1 – 5 qa (10, 11, 13, 18)
Disc slot qs (10)
DISPLAY wd (16, 23)
Display window 6
FUNCTION 5 (9, 10, 13, 14, 15,
17, 19, 26, 29, 31)
i-Bass qf (20, 34)
PHONES jack ws
PLAY MODE ql (11, 13, 18)
Remote sensor 8
TREBLE control wa (20)
TUNER BAND 4 (14, 15, 19)
TUNING +/– qj (14, 15)
TUNING MODE ql (14, 15)
USB port qh (25, 30)
VOLUME control qg (29)
?/1 (power) 1 (8, 15, 26, 34)
TAPE nN (play) 2 (17, 18,
22)
CD NX (play pause) 3 (11)
z REC PAUSE/START 9 (18)
Z CD (eject) 0 (9, 10)
Z PUSH qd (17)
./> (go back/go forward)
qj (11)
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
qj (9, 11, 15, 17)
x (stop) qk (11, 15, 17, 18)
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Additional Information
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wd
ws
qa
wa
w;
ql
qk
qj
qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
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Remote control
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
A–E
F–Z
ALBUM + qa (11, 13, 18)
ALBUM – qd (11, 13, 18)
CD qk (10, 13, 19)
CLEAR qg (13)
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2
(21, 22)
CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (9, 21,
22)
DISC SKIP 0 (11, 13)
DISPLAY wa (16, 23)
ENTER 9 (9, 13, 14, 21, 22)
EQ qf (20)
FM MODE 4 (16)
FUNCTION 6 (10, 13, 14, 15,
17, 19, 26, 29, 31)
PLAY MODE w; (11, 13)
REPEAT 4 (12)
SLEEP ws (20)
TAPE qj (17, 19)
TUNER BAND 5 (14, 15, 19)
TUNER MEMORY ql (14)
TUNING MODE w; (14, 15)
VOLUME +/– qs (21, 29)
ws
wa
w;
ql
qk
qj
qh
?/1 (power) 1 (8, 15, 21, 26)
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
7 (11, 15, 17)
X (pause) 8 (11, 17)
x (stop) 8 (11, 17, 18, 22)
N (play) 8 (11, 17)
–/+ (tuning) qh (14, 20)
./> (go back/go forward)
qh (9, 11, 21)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
qg
9
qf
q;
qd
qa
qs
Sony Corporation Printed in China