COMPACT COMPONENT SYSTEM
MX-J50
Consists of CA-MXJ50 and SP-MXJ57.
SP-MXJ57
CA-MXJ50
SP-MXJ57
CD3
STANDBY
CD2
CD 3
CD 2
COMPACT
CD1
CD 1
PLAY & EXCHANGER
DIGITAL AUDIO
VOLUME
+
PHONES
–
PANEL
OPEN / CLOSE
SOUND
MODE
TAPE
CD
AUX
FM / AM
COMPU
PLAY
S. A. BASS SLEEP
CONTROL
TAPE A
TAPE B
REC PAUSE
FM MODE
+
PLAY
REC/PLAY
FADE
MUTING
–
AUTO REVERSE
AUTO REVERSE
RM–SMXJ50E REMOTE CONTROL
EJECT
EJECT
COMPACT
DIGITAL AUDIO
INSTRUCTIONS
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which are located either on the rear,
bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
GVT0012-005A
[A]
MX-J50[A].COVER/1
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Warnings, Cautions and Others
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.:
1. Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet.
2. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS
REPRODUCTION OF LABELS
1 CLASSIFICATION LABEL, PLACED ON REAR ENCLOSURE
Caution ––
switch!
Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely. The
switch in any position does not disconnect the mains line. The power
can be remote controlled.
CLASS
LASER
1
PRODUCT
2 WARNING LABEL, PLACED INSIDE THE UNIT
DANGER: Invisible laser
radiation when open and
interlock failed or defeated.
AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE
TO BEAM.
(e)
VARNING: Osynlig laserstrålning när denna del är
öppnad och spärren är
urkopplad. Betrakta ej
strålen.
(s)
ADVARSEL: Usynlig laserstråling ved åbning, når
sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude
af funktion. Undgå udsættelse for stråling
(d)
VARO: Avattaessa ja suojalukitus ohitettaessa olet
alttiina näkymättömälle
lasersäteilylle. Älä katso
säteeseen.
(f)
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. DANGER: Invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed
or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
3. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside the Unit; leave all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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Caution: Proper Ventilation
To avoid risk of electric shock and fire, and to prevent damage, locate
the apparatus as follows:
1 Front:
No obstructions and open spacing.
2 Sides/ Top/ Back:
No obstructions should be placed in the areas shown by the
dimensions below.
3 Bottom:
Place on the level surface. Maintain an adequate air path for
ventilation by placing on a stand with a height of 10 cm or more.
Front view
Side view
15 cm
1 cm
15 cm
1 cm
15 cm
15 cm
15 cm
CA-D3S
CA-D3S
CA-MXJ50
CA-MXJ50
10 cm
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Introduction
We would like to thank you for purchasing one of our JVC products.
Before operating this unit, read this manual carefully and thoroughly to
obtain the best possible performance from your unit, and retain this manual
for future reference.
About This Manual
Power sources
This manual is organized as follows:
• When unplugging from the wall outlet, always pull the
plug, not the AC power cord.
• The manual mainly explains operations using the
buttons and controls on the unit. You can also use the
buttons on the remote control if they have the same or
similar names (or marks) as those on the unit.
If operation using the remote control is different from
that using the unit, it is then explained.
• Basic and common information that is the same for many
functions is grouped in one place, and is not repeated in
each procedure. For instance, we do not repeat the
information about turning on/off the unit, setting the
volume, changing the sound effects, and others, which are
explained in the section “Common Operations” on pages 9
to 11.
• The following marks are used in this manual:
Gives you warnings and cautions to prevent
from a damage or risk of fire/electric shock.
Also gives you information which is not good
for obtaining the best possible performance
from the unit.
DO NOT handle the AC power cord with wet
hands.
Moisture condensation
Moisture may condense on the lens inside the unit in the
following cases:
• After starting heating in the room
• In a damp room
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm place
Should this occur, the unit may malfunction. In this case,
leave the unit turned on for a few hours until the moisture
evaporates, unplug the AC power cord, and then plug it in
again.
Others
Gives you information and hints you had better
know.
• Should any metallic object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and consult your dealer before operating
any further.
• If you are not going to operate the unit for an extended
period of time, unplug the AC power cord from the wall
outlet.
DO NOT disassemble the unit since there are no
user serviceable parts inside.
Precautions
If anything goes wrong, unplug the AC power cord and
consult your dealer.
Installation
• Install in a place which is level, dry and neither too hot nor
too cold — between 5˚C (41˚F) and 35˚C (95˚F).
• Install the unit in a location with adequate ventilation to
prevent internal heat built-up in the unit.
• Leave sufficient distance between the unit and the TV.
• Keep the speakers away from the TV to avoid interference
with TV.
DO NOT install the unit in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or vibration.
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Contents
Location of the Buttons and Controls ....................... 3
Front Panel ................................................................. 4
Remote Control .......................................................... 5
Getting Started ............................................................ 6
Unpacking .................................................................. 6
Putting the Batteries into the Remote Control ........... 6
Connecting Antennas ................................................. 6
Connecting Speakers .................................................. 7
Connecting Other Equipment ..................................... 8
Common Operations .................................................. 9
Setting the Clock ........................................................ 9
Turning On the Power and Selecting the Sources ......... 9
Adjusting the Volume ............................................... 10
Reinforcing the Bass Sound ..................................... 10
Selecting the Sound Modes ...................................... 10
Creating Your Own Sound Mode
— Manual Mode ................................................. 11
Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts ...................... 12
Tuning in a Station ................................................... 12
Presetting Stations .................................................... 12
Tuning in a Preset Station ........................................ 12
Playing Back CDs ..................................................... 13
Loading CDs ............................................................
Playing Back the Entire Discs
— Continuous Play .............................................
Basic CD Operations ................................................
Programming the Playing Order of the Tracks
— Program Play .................................................
Playing at Random — Random Play .......................
Repeating Tracks or CDs — Repeat Play ................
Prohibiting Disc Ejection — Tray Lock ...................
13
13
13
14
15
15
15
Playing Back Tapes ................................................... 16
Playing Back a Tape ................................................. 16
Locating the beginning of a Song — Music Scan .... 16
Recording .................................................................. 17
Recording Tapes on Deck B .....................................
Dubbing Tapes ..........................................................
CD Direct Recording .................................................
Auto Edit Recording ..................................................
17
18
18
19
Using the Timers ....................................................... 20
Using Daily Timer ....................................................
Using Recording Timer ............................................
Using Sleep Timer ....................................................
Timer Priority ...........................................................
20
21
22
22
Maintenance .............................................................. 23
Troubleshooting ........................................................ 24
Specifications ............................................................. 24
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Location of the Buttons and Controls
Become familiar with the buttons and controls on your unit.
Powered Rolling Panel
h
j
k
i
o
PANEL
OPEN / CLOSE
PRESET
REC
START/STOP
TUNING
PROGRAM
/ RANDOM
;
l
DUBBING
REVERSE
MODE
TIMER
/CLOCK
a
Press PANEL OPEN/
CLOSE to open the panel.
To close the panel, press
the button again.
SEA CONTROL
CD REC START
SET
DEMO
DISPLAY
EDIT
SOUND
MODE
CANCEL
/
DECK A/B
S. A. BASS
REPEAT
s
d
f
g
z
x
c
v
1
q
CD3
STANDBY
2
CD2
CD 3
w
CD 2
3
CD1
COMPACT
CD 1
PLAY & EXCHANGER
DIGITAL AUDIO
4
VOLUME
5
+
e
PHONES
6
7
–
PANEL
OPEN / CLOSE
CD
TAPE
r
COMPU
PLAY
CONTROL
FM / AM
AUX
8
REC/PLAY
PLAY
9
y
AUTO REVERSE
AUTO REVERSE
EJECT
EJECT
u
p
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Display Window
1
2
3
4
SOUND MODE
1
2
REPEAT
ALL 1CD
PROGRAM
RANDOM
1
5
9
13
3
SLEEP
DAILY REC
STEREO MONO
A B REC
kHz
MHz
9
8
7
6
2
6
10
14
3
7
11
15
4
8
12
16
5
See pages in the parentheses for details.
Front Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
p
q
w
e
r
t
y
u
Disc trays
(standby/on) button and STANDBY lamp (9)
Display window
Remote sensor
PANEL OPEN/CLOSE button (9)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
PHONES jack (10)
TAPE 2 3 button and lamp (16)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
AUX button and lamp (9)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
Deck A cassette holder (16)
0 EJECT button for deck A (16)
0 (CD tray open/close) buttons (13)
Pressing one of these buttons also turns on the unit.
Disc number buttons and lamps (CD 1, CD 2, and CD 3)
(13)
Pressing one of these buttons also turns on the unit.
VOLUME control (10)
CD 6 (play/pause) button and lamp (13)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
FM/AM button and lamp (12)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
Deck B cassette holder (16)
EJECT 0 button for deck B (16)
Powered Rolling Panel
i PRESET – / + buttons (12)
4 / ¢ (reverse search/forward search) buttons
(9, 11, 14, 19, 20)
o REVERSE MODE button (16, 18, 19)
; REC START/STOP button (17, 19)
a DUBBING button (18)
s CD REC START button (18, 19)
d DECK A/B button (16)
f TIMER/CLOCK button (9, 20)
g SET button (9, 20)
SEA CONTROL button (11)
h 7 (stop) button (13, 16)
j TUNING – / + buttons (12)
1 / ¡ (fast left/fast right) buttons (11, 14, 16)
k DISPLAY button (9)
l PROGRAM/RANDOM button (14, 15, 18)
/ EDIT button (19)
z REPEAT button (15)
x S. A. BASS (Signal Adaptive Bass) button and lamp (10)
c SOUND MODE button (10)
v CANCEL button (9, 15, 20 – 22)
DEMO button (8)
Display window
1 Timer indicators
• , SLEEP, REC, and DAILY indicators
2 Audio level indicator
SEA (Sound Effect Amplifier) pattern indicator
3 SOUND MODE indicator
4 Disc indicators
5 CD track number indicators
6 CD play mode indicators
• REPEAT (ALL/1CD/1), PROGRAM, and RANDOM
indicators
7 Main display
• Shows the source name, frequency, etc.
8 Tuner operation indicators
• STEREO and MONO indicators
9 Tape operation indicators
• A/B (operating deck),
,
(reverse mode), and
2 3 (tape direction) indicators
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Remote Control
Remote Control
1
q
SOUND
MODE
2
3
S. A. BASS SLEEP
w
TAPE A
4
TAPE B
5
e
REC PAUSE
6
FM MODE
r
7
t
8
+
y
–
u
i
FADE
MUTING
9
p
o
RM–SMXJ50E REMOTE CONTROL
1 Disc number buttons (CD 1, CD 2, and CD 3) (13)
Pressing one of these buttons also turns on the unit.
2 SOUND MODE button (10)
3 S. A. BASS (Signal Adaptive Bass) button (10)
4 TAPE A button (16)
5 TAPE B button (16)
6 REC PAUSE button (17)
7 1 / 4 (fast left/reverse search) button (14 – 16)
8 TAPE 2 3 button (16)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
9 FADE MUTING button (10)
p AUX button (9)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
q
(standby/on) button (9)
w SLEEP button (22)
e Number buttons (12, 14)
r FM MODE button (12)
t ¢ / ¡ (forward search/fast right) button (14 – 16)
y CD 6 button (13)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
u 7 (stop) button (13, 16)
i FM/AM button (12)
Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
o VOLUME + / – button (10)
CD3
STANDBY
CD2
CD 3
CD 2
COMPACT
CD1
CD 1
PLAY & EXCHANGER
DIGITAL AUDIO
VOLUME
+
_
PHONES
PANEL
OPEN / CLOSE
TAPE
CD
AUX
FM / AM
COMPU
PLAY
CONTROL
PLAY
REC/PLAY
AUTO REVERSE
EJECT
AUTO REVERSE
EJECT
When using the remote control, point it at
the remote sensor on the front panel.
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Getting Started
Continued
Unpacking
Connecting Antennas
After unpacking, check to be sure that you have all the
following items.
The number in the parentheses indicates the quantity of the
pieces supplied.
FM antenna
•
•
•
•
A
ENN
ANT
FM antenna (supplied)
GND OP
LO
EXT
AM
AM loop antenna (1)
FM antenna (1)
Remote control (1)
Batteries (2)
5
FM 7 IAL
X
COA
If any is missing, consult your dealer immediately.
Putting the Batteries into the Remote Control
Insert the batteries — R6P(SUM-3)/AA(15F) — into the
remote control, by matching the polarity (+ and –) on the
batteries with the + and – markings on the battery
compartment.
When the remote control can no longer operate the unit,
replace both batteries at the same time.
1 Attach the FM antenna to the FM 75 Ω
COAXIAL terminal.
2 Extend the FM antenna.
3 Fasten it up in the position which gives you
the best reception.
1
2
R6P(SUM-3)/AA(15F)
About the supplied FM antenna
The FM antenna supplied with this unit can be used as temporary
measure. If reception is poor, you can connect an outdoor FM
antenna.
To connect an outdoor FM antenna
Before connecting it, disconnect the supplied FM antenna.
3
Outdoor FM antenna
(not supplied)
•
•
•
•
A
ENN
ANT
DO NOT use an old battery together with a new one.
DO NOT use different types of batteries together.
DO NOT expose batteries to heat or flame.
DO NOT leave the batteries in the battery
compartment when you are not going to use the
remote control for an extended period of time.
Otherwise, it will be damaged from battery leakage.
GND OP
LO
EXT
AM
5
FM 7 IAL
X
COA
A 75Ω antenna with coaxial type connector should be
used.
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Connecting Speakers
AM antenna
You can connect a pair of front speakers, and one subwoofer.
1
2
3
To connect front speakers
2, 3
1
ANTENNA
Vinyl-covered wire
(not supplied)
GND
AM LOOP
AM EXT
Red
SPEAKERS
FM 75
Speaker
cord
COAXIAL
RIGHT
Speaker
cord
LEFT
Black
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
1 Connect the AM loop antenna to the AM
LOOP terminals as illustrated.
Right
speaker
2 Turn the AM loop antenna until you have the
Left
speaker
best reception.
1 Press and hold the clamp of the speaker
To connect an outdoor AM antenna
When reception is poor, connect a single vinyl-covered wire
to the AM EXT terminal and extend it horizontally. (The AM
loop antenna must remain connected.)
terminal on the rear of the unit.
2 Insert the end of the speaker cord into the
terminal.
Match the polarity of the speaker terminals: Red (+) to
red (+) and black (–) to black (–).
For better reception of both FM and AM
• Make sure the antenna conductors do not touch any other
terminals and connecting cords.
• Keep the antennas away from metallic parts of the unit,
connecting cords, and the AC power cord.
3 Release the finger from the clamp.
IMPORTANT: Use only speakers with the same speaker
impedance as indicated by the speaker terminals on the
rear of the unit.
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To connect a subwoofer
To connect audio equipment with an optical digital
input terminal
By connecting a subwoofer, you can enhance the bass.
You can record CD sound onto the connected digital
equipment.
CD OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
ANTENNA
GND
AM LOOP
SUB WOOFER
OUT
AM EXT
FM 75
COAXIAL
CD OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
AUX
RIGHT
LEFT
IN
SUB WOOFER
OUT
OUT
SPEAKERS
RIGHT
CD OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
ANTENNA
LEFT
GND
AM LOOP
AM EXT
FM 75
COAXIAL
AUX
RIGHT
LEFT
IN
SUB WOOFER
OUT
OUT
SPEAKERS
RIGHT
To input
LEFT
Protective
plug
Before connecting the
other equipment,
remove the protective
plug from the terminal.
Connect the input jack of a powered subwoofer to the SUB
WOOFER OUT jack, using a monaural audio cord (not
supplied).
Connecting Other Equipment
You can connect both analog and digital equipment.
To optical
digital input
• DO NOT connect any equipment while the power
is on.
• DO NOT plug in any equipment until all
connections are complete.
Audio equipment
with an optical digital
input
To connect an analog component
Be sure that the plugs of the audio cords are color coded:
White plugs and jacks are for left audio signals, and red ones
for right audio signals.
CD OPTICAL
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
NOW, you can plug in the unit and other
connected equipment FINALLY!
AUX
RIGHT
ANTENNA
LEFT
GND
AM LOOP
AM EXT
IN
Connect an optical digital cord (not supplied) between the
optical digital input terminal on the other equipment and the
CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT terminal.
FM 75
COAXIAL
AUX
RIGHT
LEFT
IN
SUB WOOFER
OUT
OUT
SPEAKERS
RIGHT
LEFT
OUT
When connecting the AC power cord into a wall outlet, the
unit automatically starts display demonstration.
To audio input
To stop the display demonstration, press any button on the
unit or the remote control.
Audio/video
equipment
To start the display demonstration manually
To audio output
Press and hold DEMO for more than 2
seconds.
DEMO
CANCEL
By using audio cords (not supplied), connect:
• Between the audio input jacks on the other equipment and
AUX OUT jacks: For recording on the other equipment.
• Between the audio output jacks on the other equipment and
AUX IN jacks: For playing the other equipment.
To stop the demonstration, press any button.
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Common Operations
Setting the Clock
Turning On the Power and Selecting the
Sources
Before operating the unit any further, first set the clock built
in this unit.
1 Press PANEL OPEN/CLOSE.
When you press the play button for a particular source (FM/
AM, CD 6, AUX, and TAPE 2 3), the unit turns on, and
the Powered Rolling Panel opens automatically (and the unit
starts playing the source if it is ready — COMPU PLAY
CONTROL).
PANEL
OPEN / CLOSE
The unit is turned on and the Powered Rolling
Panel opens automatically.
2 Press TIMER/CLOCK.
To listen to the FM/AM broadcasts, press FM/AM. (See
page 12.)
To play back CDs, press CD 6. (See pages 13 – 15.)
To play back tapes, press TAPE 2 3. (See page 16.)
To select the external equipment as the source, press AUX.
TIMER
/CLOCK
The hour digits start flashing on the display.
3 Press 4 or ¢ to adjust the
PRESET
FM / AM
CD
TAPE
AUX
hour, then press SET.
To turn on the unit without playing, press
so that the STANDBY lamp goes off.
SEA CONTROL
STANDBY
SET
• If you want to correct the hour after pressing
SET, press CANCEL. The hour digits start
flashing again.
4 Press
4 or ¢ to adjust the
minute, then press SET.
The Powered Rolling Panel opens automatically.
PRESET
To turn off the unit (on standby), press
again so that the STANDBY lamp lights up.
The Powered Rolling Panel also closes.
A little power is always consumed even while the
unit is on standby.
SEA CONTROL
STANDBY
SET
To switch off the power supply completely, unplug the AC
power cord from the AC outlet.
To check the clock time
Press DISPLAY while playing any source.
• Each time you press the button, the source
indication and the clock time alternate on the
display.
DISPLAY
When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power
failure occurs
The clock is reset to “0:00” right away, while the tuner preset
stations (see page 12) will be erased in a few days.
To adjust the clock again
If you have adjusted the clock before, you need to press
TIMER/CLOCK repeatedly until the clock setting mode is
selected.
• Each time you press the button, the timer/clock setting
modes change as follows:
REC
ON TIME
DAILY
Clock
setting
Canceled
ON TIME
(The hour digits start flashing.)
If there is a power failure
The clock loses the setting and is reset to “0:00.” You need to set the
clock again.
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Adjusting the Volume
Reinforcing the Bass Sound
You can adjust the volume level only while the unit is turned
on.
The Signal Adaptive Bass function provided for this unit can
enhance the bass sound and reduce the bass sound distortion
while listening to any source at low volume.
You can use this function only for playback.
Turn VOLUME clockwise to increase the
volume or counterclockwise to decrease
it.
VOLUME
+
To turn on the function, press S. A. BASS
repeatedly until “SA-BASS1” or “SA-BASS2”
appears on the display.
–
S. A. BASS
When using the remote control, press VOLUME + to increase
the volume or press VOLUME – to decrease it.
For private listening
Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack. No sound
comes out of the speakers. Be sure to turn down the volume before
connecting or putting on headphones.
The S. A. BASS lamp (the button itself) also lights up.
• Each time you press the button, the Signal Adaptive Bass
level applied to the playback sound changes as follows:
SA-BASS1
SA-BASS2
OFF
(Canceled)
DO NOT turn off (on standby) the unit with the
volume set to an extremely high level; otherwise, a
sudden blast of sound can damage your hearing,
speakers and/or headphones when you turn on the
unit or start playing any source next time.
REMEMBER you cannot adjust the volume level
while the unit is on standby.
To turn down the volume level temporarily
Press FADE MUTING on the remote control.
The volume level gradually decreases to “0.”
FADE
MUTING
When you select “SA-BASS2,” the bass sound level is
enhanced much more than when you select “SA-BASS1.”
• While playing back some sources, the level difference
between “SA-BASS1” and “SA-BASS2” may not be
distinct.
To turn off the function, press the button repeatedly until
“OFF” appears on the display.
If you want to check the Signal Adaptive Bass level
currently selected
While the S. A. BASS lamp is lit, press S. A. BASS once so that the
current level appears for a while.
Selecting the Sound Modes
To restore the sound, press the button again.
You can select one of the 6 preset sound modes (3 surround
modes and 3 SEA — Sound Effect Amplifier — modes). The
sound modes can be applied only to playback sounds, and
cannot be used for recording.
To select the sound modes, press SOUND MODE
until the sound mode you want appears on the
display. The SOUND MODE indicator also lights up
on the display.
SOUND
MODE
• Each time you press the button, the sound modes change as
follows:
D.CLUB
HALL
STADIUM
ROCK
(Dance CLUB)
POP
OFF
(Canceled)
CLASSIC
MANUAL3
MANUAL2
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MANUAL1
2 Adjust the SEA pattern.
Surround modes *:
D.CLUB: Increases resonance and bass.
HALL:
Adds depth and brilliance to the sound.
STADIUM: Adds clarity and spreads the sound, like in an
outdoor stadium.
2) Press 1 or ¡ to adjust the
level (–3 to +3) of the selected
frequency range.
SEA modes:
ROCK:
Boosts low and high frequency. Good for
acoustic music.
POP:
Good for vocal music.
CLASSIC: Good for classical music.
3 Press SEA CONTROL again.
SEA CONTROL
SET
Cancels the sound mode.
* Surround elements are added to the SEA elements to create a
being-there feeling in your room.
When one of these modes is selected, the SOUND MODE
indicator lights up as —
4 Press 4 or ¢ to select one of the
SOUND MODE
MANUAL 1, 2, and 3 modes into which you
want to store the SEA pattern.
While one of the SEA modes including manual modes (SEA
elements without surround elements) is selected,
it lights up as — SOUND MODE
5 Press SEA CONTROL again.
Creating Your Own Sound Mode — Manual
Mode
On the unit ONLY:
1 Press and hold SEA CONTROL until
SET
The SOUND MODE indicator also lights up.
The SEA pattern you have created are stored into the
MANUAL mode selected in the above step.
To use your own sound mode
Select MANUAL 1, 2, or 3 mode when using the sound
modes. See “Selecting the Sound Modes.”
SEA CONTROL
SET
“SEA CONT” appears on the display.
Current level appears.
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SEA CONTROL
SOUND MODE
You can change SEA pattern to suit your preference. These
changed settings can be stored in the MANUAL 1, 2, and 3
modes.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the
setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1
again.
• If you want to add the surround elements in your SEA
pattern, select one of the surround modes (D.CLUB,
HALL, or STADIUM) before starting the procedure below.
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3) Repeat steps 1) and 2) to adjust
the level of the other frequency ranges.
Manual modes:
MANUAL1/2/3:
Your individual mode stored in memory. See
“Creating Your Own Sound Mode — Manual
Mode.”
OFF:
PRESET
1) Press 4 or ¢ to select the
frequency range to adjust
(LOW, MID, HIGH).
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Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts
AM
FM
Tuning in a Station
2 Press SET.
SEA CONTROL
SET
On the unit ONLY:
1 Press FM/AM.
FM / AM
The unit automatically turns on and tunes in
the previously tuned station (either FM or
AM). The Powered Rolling Panel
automatically opens.
• Each time you press the button, the band alternates
between FM and AM.
2 Press and hold TUNING – / + for
3 Press PRESET – / + to select a
PRESET
preset number.
TUNING
4 Press SET again.
more than 1 second.
The unit starts searching for stations and
stops when a station of sufficient signal
strength is tuned in.
If a program is broadcast in stereo, the STEREO indicator
lights up.
SET
The tuned station in step 1 is stored in the preset number
selected in step 3.
• Storing a new station on a used number erases the
previously stored one.
To stop during searching, press TUNING – / +.
When you press TUNING – / + briefly and repeatedly
The frequency changes step by step.
SEA CONTROL
When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power
failure occurs
The preset stations will be erased in a few days. If this happens,
preset the stations again.
To change the FM reception mode
FM MODE
When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive or
noisy, press FM MODE on the remote control so that
the MONO indicator lights up on the display.
Reception improves.
To restore the stereo effect, press FM MODE again so that
the MONO indicator goes off.
In this stereo mode, you can hear stereo sounds when a
program is broadcast in stereo.
Tuning in a Preset Station
Presetting Stations
2 Select a preset number.
1 Press FM/AM.
The unit automatically turns on and tunes in
FM / AM
the previously tuned station (either FM or
AM). The Powered Rolling Panel
automatically opens.
• Each time you press the button, the band alternates
between FM and AM.
You can preset 30 FM and 15 AM stations.
In some cases, test frequencies have been already memorized
for the tuner since the factory examined the tuner preset
function before shipment. This is not a malfunction. You can
preset the stations you want into memory by following the
presetting method.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the
setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1
again.
1 Tune in the station you want to preset.
On the unit:
Press PRESET – / +.
On the remote control:
Press the number buttons.
For preset number 5, press 5.
For preset number 15, press +10,
then 5.
For preset number 20, press +10,
then 10.
For preset number 25, press +10,
+10, then 5.
• See “Tuning in a Station” above.
MHz
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PRESET
Playing Back CDs
Loading CDs
Playing Back the Entire Discs — Continuous
Play
1 Press 0 for the disc tray (CD 1 to
You can play CDs continuously.
3) you want to load a CD onto.
1 Load CDs.
2 Press one of the disc number
The unit automatically turns on and the disc
tray comes out. The Powered Rolling Panel
also opens automatically.
CD3
CD2
buttons (CD 1, CD 2, and CD 3)
for the disc you want to play.
2 Place a disc correctly on the circle of the disc
tray, with its label side up.
CD1
CD play starts from the first track of the
selected disc.
Tracks of the currently
playing disc
CORRECT
INCORRECT
1
1
5
9
13
• When using a CD single (8 cm), place it on the inner
circle of the disc tray.
3 Press the same 0 you have pressed
Track number
in step 1.
Elapsed playing time
To remove the disc, press 0 for the corresponding disc tray.
When loading more than one CD continuously
When you press 0 for the next tray you want to place another CD
onto, the first disc tray automatically closes and then the next tray
comes out.
About the disc indicators
Each disc indicator corresponds to the disc tray of the same number.
2
2 3 4
6 7 8
10 11 12
14
To stop during play, press 7.
4 Repeat steps 1 to 3 to place other CDs.
1
3
• Pressing CD 6 instead of the disc number buttons
starts playing back if a CD is on the trays.
The disc tray closes, and the corresponding
disc number indicator (CD 1 to CD 3) lights
up on the display.
Disc number
2
CD playback sequence
When 3 CDs are loaded on the disc trays, they are played in one of
the following sequences.
• When CD 1 is pressed : CD 1 ] CD 2 ] CD 3 (then stops)
• When CD 2 is pressed : CD 2 ] CD 3 ] CD 1 (then stops)
• When CD 3 is pressed : CD 3 ] CD 1 ] CD 2 (then stops)
* When only 2 CDs are loaded, they are played in the same order,
but the disc tray without a CD is skipped.
Basic CD Operations
3
While playing a CD, you can do the following operations.
Disc indicator
To exchange CDs during playback of another
Disc marker
• The disc marker lights up for the disc number you have selected.
• The disc indicator flashes while the corresponding CD is being
played.
• The disc indicator goes off when the unit has detected that there is
no CD on the corresponding disc tray.
Press 0 corresponding to a CD, not playing or selected
currently, to eject and exchange the CD.
If you exchange CDs during play, the current play will not
stop until all CDs you have exchanged are played.
To stop play for a moment
Press CD 6.
While pausing, the elapsed playing time flashes
on the display.
To resume play, press CD 6 again.
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CD
Continued
TUNING
To locate a particular point in a track
• Each time you press the button, CD play mode changes
as follows:
During play, press and hold 1 or ¡.
• 1 : Fast reverses the disc.
• ¡ : Fast forwards the disc.
When using the remote control, press and hold
1 / 4 or ¢ / ¡.
Program Play
Random Play
Continuous Play
3 Press one of the disc number
To go to another track
CD3
buttons (CD 1, CD 2, and CD 3)
to select the disc number you
want to play.
PRESET
Press 4 or ¢ repeatedly before or during
playback.
• 4: Goes back to the beginning of the
current or previous tracks.
• ¢: Skips to the beginning of the next or succeeding
tracks.
When using the remote control, press 1 / 4
or ¢ / ¡ before playing.
1
2
3
PROGRAM
Disc number
Program step number
4 Select a track from the CD selected in the
above step.
On the unit:
Press 4 or ¢ to select the track number,
then press SET.
To go to another track directly using the number
buttons
PRESET
Pressing the number button(s) before or
during play allows you to start playing
the track number you want.
Ex.: For track number 5, press 5.
For track number 15, press +10,
then 5.
For track number 20, press +10,
then 10.
For track number 32, press +10,
+10, +10, then 2.
SEA CONTROL
SET
On the remote control:
Press the number buttons.
• For how to use the number
buttons, see “To go to another
track directly using the number
buttons” described to the left.
Programming the Playing Order of the Tracks
— Program Play
1
PROGRAM
You can arrange the order in which the tracks play before you
start playing. You can program up to 32 tracks.
• To use Repeat play (see page 15) for Program play, press
REPEAT after starting Program play.
• If the current playing source is not the CD player, press
CD 6, then 7 before going to the next step.
2 Press PROGRAM/RANDOM
PROGRAM
/ RANDOM
2
3
13
• To program tracks from the same disc, repeat step 4.
• To program tracks from a different disc, repeat steps 3
and 4.
6 Press CD 6.
The tracks are played in the order you have programed.
To stop during play, press 7.
repeatedly until “PROGRAM”
appears on the display.
1
2
5 Program other tracks you want.
1 Load discs.
To exit from program play mode, press PROGRAM/
RANDOM repeatedly again before or after play so that the
unit enters another play mode. (The program you have made
is stored in memory until you turn off the unit or erase the
program.)
3
PROGRAM
• If a program has been stored in memory, the program is
called up.
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CD1
Track number
If you press and hold 4 / ¢ (or 1 / 4 or
¢ / ¡ before playing)
You can change the tracks continuously.
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To check the program contents
Before playing, you can check the program contents by
pressing 1 / 4 or ¢ / ¡ on the remote control.
• ¢ / ¡: Shows the programed tracks in the programed
order.
• 1 / 4: Shows them in the reverse order.
To modify the program
DEMO
Before play, you can erase the programed tracks
CANCEL
shown on the display by pressing CANCEL.
• Each time you press the button, the programed
track shown on the display is erased from the
program.
To add tracks in the program before play, simply select the
track numbers you want to add by following step 4 of the
programming procedure on page 14.
To erase the entire program before or after play, press 7.
“PROGRAM” appears on the display.
• Ejecting a CD will also erase the track numbers programed
from the ejected CD.
To exit from Random play mode, press PROGRAM/
RANDOM repeatedly again before or after play so that the
unit enters another play mode.
Even if you press 4 (or 1 / 4 on the remote
control)
You cannot go back to the previous tracks during Random play.
• If you press ¢ (or ¢ / ¡ on the remote control), you can go
to next random tracks.
Repeating Tracks or CDs — Repeat Play
You can have all the CDs, the program or the individual track
currently playing repeat as many times as you like.
To repeat play, press REPEAT during or before
REPEAT
playing. To use Repeat play for Program play and
Random play, press the button after starting
playback.
• Each time you press the button, Repeat play mode changes
as follows, and the following indicator lights up on the
display:
If you try to program a 33rd step
“FULL” will appear on the display.
REPEAT ALL
Canceled
REPEAT 1CD
REPEAT 1
(Continuous play)
If your entry is ignored
You have tried to program a track from an empty tray, or a track
number that does not exist on the CD (for example, selecting track
14 on a CD that only has 12 tracks). Such entries are ignored.
Playing at Random — Random Play
The tracks of all loaded CDs will play at random.
• To use Repeat play for Random play, press REPEAT after
starting Random play.
1 Prepare CDs.
• If the current playing source is not the CD player, press
CD 6, then 7 before going to the next step.
2 Press PROGRAM/RANDOM
PROGRAM
/ RANDOM
RANDOM
2 3 4
6 7 8
10 11 12
14
• Each time you press the button, CD play mode changes
as follows:
Program Play
3 Press CD 6.
Random Play
Continuous Play
The tracks are played at random.
Random play ends when all the tracks are
played once.
CD
To stop during play, press 7.
• Random play also stops when one of the disc trays is
opened.
To cancel Repeat play, press REPEAT repeatedly until the
REPEAT indicator (REPEAT ALL, REPEAT 1CD, or
REPEAT 1) goes off from the display.
• Repeat play is also canceled when you select Program play
or Random play.
Prohibiting Disc Ejection — Tray Lock
You can prohibit CD ejection from the unit and can lock
discs.
• This operation is possible only using the buttons on the
unit.
repeatedly until “RANDOM” appears
on the display.
1
5
9
13
REPEAT ALL: Repeats all the tracks on all the CDs
(continuously or at random), or all the
tracks in the program.
REPEAT 1CD*: Repeats all the tracks on one CD.
REPEAT 1:
Repeats one track on one CD.
* REPEAT 1CD is not used for Program play and Random
play.
To prohibit disc ejection, press 0 for any disc tray while
holding 7. (If there is any disc tray opened, close it first.)
“LOCKED” appears for a while, and the loaded CDs are
locked.
To cancel the prohibition and unlock the CDs, press 0 for
any disc tray while holding 7.
“UNLOCKED” appears for a while, and the loaded CDs are
unlocked.
If you try to eject CDs
“LOCKED” appears to inform you that the Tray Lock is in use.
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Playing Back Tapes
You can play back type I, type II, and type IV tapes without
changing any settings.
Playing Back a Tape
To play both sides repeatedly — Reverse Mode
Reverse Mode works for both decks at the same time.
When it is in use, the tape automatically reverses at the end of
a side and the unit starts playing the other side of the tape,
and repeats the same process.
To use Reverse Mode, press REVERSE MODE so
that the Reverse Mode indicator on the display
lights up like —
1 Press EJECT (0) for the deck you want to
use.
REVERSE
MODE
To cancel Reverse Mode, press the button again so
that the Reverse Mode indicator on the display lights up like
—
For Deck B
For Deck A
2 Put a cassette in, with the exposed part of the
When Reverse Mode is on with cassettes in both decks
A and B
After the reverse (2) side of the tape finishes playing, the tape in the
other deck starts playing.
tape down.
Locating the beginning of a Song — Music
Scan
You can use Music Scan to locate the beginning of a song.
Music Scan searches for blank portions that usually separate
recorded songs, then plays the next song.
To find the beginning of the current song
3 Close the cassette holder gently.
If you put cassettes in both decks A and B, the last deck
you have put a cassette into is selected.
To operate the other deck, press DECK A/B (or TAPE A
or TAPE B on the remote control).
4 Press TAPE 2 3.
The tape play starts and the tape direction
indicator (2 3) starts flashing slowly to
indicate the tape running direction.
• Each time you press the button, the tape
direction changes.
3 : plays the front side.
2 : plays the reverse side.
During play, press 1 / ¡ (1 / 4 or ¢
/ ¡ on the remote control) in the opposite
direction to the tape play.
The tape direction indicator of the opposite
direction to the tape play starts flashing slowly
and quickly alternately.
Searching stops automatically at the beginning
of the current song, and the current song starts
automatically.
TAPE
To find the beginning of the next song
When the tape plays to the end, the deck automatically stops
if the Reverse Mode is not on. (See “To play both sides
repeatedly — Reverse Mode.”)
To stop during play, press 7.
To operate the other deck, press DECK A/B (or TAPE A or
TAPE B on the remote control), then TAPE 2 3.
To fast wind to the left or to the right, press 1 / ¡
(1 / 4 or ¢ / ¡ on the remote control) while the
tape is not running.
The tape direction indicator (2 3) starts flashing quickly on
the display.
During play, press 1 / ¡ (1 / 4 or ¢ / ¡ on the
remote control) in the same direction as the tape play.
The tape direction indicator of the same direction as the tape
play starts flashing slowly and quickly alternately.
Searching stops automatically at the beginning of the next
song, and the next song starts automatically.
Music Scan works by detecting a 4-second long blank
between each song, so it will not work well in the
following cases
• No blank at the beginning of a song.
• Noise (often caused by much use or poor quality dubbing) which
fills the blank.
• Long, very soft passages or pauses in a song.
To remove the cassette, press 0 EJECT for deck A or
EJECT 0 for deck B.
The use of the C-120 or thinner tape is not
recommended, since characteristic deterioration
may occur and this tape easily jams in the pinchrollers and the capstans.
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Recording
Recording Tapes on Deck B
IMPORTANT:
• It may be unlawful to record or play back copyrighted
material without the consent of the copyright owner.
• The recording level is automatically set correctly, so it is
not affected by the VOLUME control. Thus, during
recording you can adjust the sound you are actually
listening to without affecting the recording level.
• While recording, you can hear sound modes and/or the
Signal Adaptive Bass effect through the speakers or
headphones. However, the sound is recorded without these
effects (see page 10).
• If recordings you have made have excessive noise or static,
the unit may be too close to a TV. Increase the distance
between the TV and the unit.
• You can use type I and II tapes for recording.
To protect your recording
Cassettes have two small tabs on the back to protect
unexpected erasure or re-recording.
To protect your recording, remove these tabs.
To re-record on a protected tape, cover the holes with
adhesive tape.
When using type II tape, be careful not to cover the holes
used to detect the tape type.
1 Press EJECT 0 for the deck B.
2 Put in a recordable cassette, with the exposed
part of the tape down.
3 Close the cassette holder gently.
4 Check the tape direction of deck B.
• If the tape direction is not correct, press TAPE 2 3
twice then 7 to change the tape direction.
5 Start playing the source — FM, AM*, CD
player, deck A, or auxiliary equipment
connected to AUX jacks.
• When the source is CD, you can also use CD Direct
Recording (see page 18) and Auto Edit Recording (see
page 19).
• When the source is deck A, you can also use the
dubbing method. (See “Dubbing Tapes” on page 18.)
* See “To record an AM station — Beat Cut” on page 18.
6 Start recording.
On the unit:
Press REC START/STOP.
REC
START/STOP
The
indicator lights up on the display and
recording starts.
On the remote control:
1) Press REC PAUSE.
indicator starts flashing on the
The
display.
2) Press TAPE 2 3.
The
indicator stops flashing and
remains lit, and recording starts.
REC PAUSE
To stop during recording, press REC START/STOP again
or (7 on the remote control).
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Continued
To stop recording temporarily (except when the
playback source is deck A), press REC PAUSE on
the remote control.
To resume recording, press TAPE 2 3.
CD Direct Recording
REC PAUSE
Everything on the CD goes onto the tape in the order it is on
the CD, or according to the order you have made for Program
play.
To remove the cassette, press EJECT 0 for deck B.
To record on both sides — Reverse Mode
1 Put a recordable cassette into deck B.
2 Place a disc correctly on the circle of the disc
REVERSE
MODE
Press REVERSE MODE so that the Reverse Mode
indicator lights up as —
tray, with its label side up.
• When using the Reverse Mode for recording,
start recording in the forward (3) direction first.
Otherwise, recording will stop when recording is done only
on one side (reverse) of the tape.
To cancel Reverse Mode, press the button again so that the
Reverse Mode indicator lights up as —
CD3
3 Press one of the disc number
buttons (CD 1 to CD 3) to select
the disc, then 7.
“CD REC” appears, and the
indicator CD REC START
lights up on the display.
Deck B starts recording and the CD player
starts playing.
When the recording is done, “CD REC FINISHED”
appears on the display, and the CD player and deck B
stop.
While recording an AM broadcast, beats may be heard
(which are never heard when listening to the broadcast
without recording it).
PROGRAM
If this occurs, press PROGRAM/RANDOM
/ RANDOM
repeatedly, while recording, until the beats are
reduced.
• Each time you press the button, the display
changes to show the following:
CUT2
CD1
4 Press CD REC START.
To record an AM station — Beat Cut
CUT1
CD2
To stop during CD Direct Recording, press 7.
To remove the cassette, press EJECT 0 for deck B.
CUT3
To record on both sides — Reverse Mode
Press REVERSE MODE so that the Reverse Mode indicator
lights up as —
Dubbing Tapes
• When using the Reverse Mode for CD Direct Recording,
start recording in the forward (3) direction first. When the
tape reaches its end while recording a song in the forward
direction (3), the last song will be recorded at the
beginning of the reverse side (2).
If you start recording on the reverse side (2), recording
will stop when recording is done only on one side (reverse)
of the tape.
It is preferable that the tape type (type I or II) you record
from be the same as the tape type you record onto when
dubbing tapes.
1 Press TAPE 2 3, then 7.
2 Put the source cassette in deck A, and a
recordable cassette into deck B.
• Put the cassettes in both decks so that the tapes will run
in the forward (3) direction.
3 Press DUBBING.
To cancel Reverse Mode, press the button again so that the
Reverse Mode indicator lights up as —
DUBBING
Dubbing starts.
To stop during dubbing, press 7.
To remove the cassette, press 0 EJECT for deck A and
EJECT 0 for deck B.
To record on both sides — Reverse Mode
Press REVERSE MODE so that the Reverse Mode indicator
lights up as —
To cancel Reverse Mode, press the button again so that the
Reverse Mode indicator lights up as —
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Auto Edit Recording
5 Put a recordable cassette of appropriate
By using Auto Edit Recording, you can record the CD tracks
to fit the tape. Auto Edit Recording makes a program by
selecting the CD tracks in numerical order. However, to
prevent the end of the last track on the front side from being
cut off, the last track is selected so as to fit on the remaining
tape length.
length into deck B.
6 Press REVERSE MODE so that the Reverse
Mode indicator lights up as
.
• Without turning on the Reverse Mode (
), recording
will stop when the front side of the tape is recorded.
7 Press CD REC START.
On the unit ONLY:
The
indicator lights up on the display.
Deck B starts recording then, about 10 second later, the
CD player starts playing.
When the recording is done, “CD REC FINISHED”
appears on the display, and the CD player and deck B
stop.
• If a tape has not been rewound, deck B will rewind the
tape before it starts recording.
• A 10-second blank portion is automatically created at
the beginning of each side of the tape.
1 Place a disc correctly on the circle of the disc
tray, with its label side up.
• If the current playing source is not the CD player, press
CD 6, then 7 before going to the next step.
2 Press EDIT.
EDIT
1
2
3
3 Press the disc number button (CD 1 to CD 3)
for the disc you want to record from.
1
2
3
To stop during Auto Edit Recording
Press 7 or REC START/STOP so that a 4-second blank
portion is created on the recorded tape. (Remember a 4second blank is important when using Music Scan — see
page 16.)
To cancel Auto Edit Recording
• Press PROGRAM/RANDOM before or after play. (The
unit enters Program, Random, or Continuous Play mode.)
OR
• Press 0 for the disc you have selected.
1
2
To remove the cassette, press EJECT 0 for deck B.
3
The optimum tape length for the disc appears.
To change the tape length manually
If the tape length selected is not satisfactory, you can
change the tape length by pressing 4 or ¢.
You can select the tape length among the following — 40,
46, 50, 54, 60, 64, 70, 74, 80, 84, and 90.
4 Press SET.
1
2
3
8
9 10 11 12
13 14
Tracks to be recorded on the
reverse side (SIDE-B) appear.
• Each time you press the button, the tracks to be recorded
on the front side (SIDE-A) and on the reverse side
(SIDE-B) alternate.
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Using the Timers
Continued
3 Set the on-time you want the unit
There are three timers available — Recording Timer, Daily
Timer, and Sleep Timer.
PRESET
to turn on.
1) Press 4 or ¢ to set the hour, then
press SET.
2) Press 4 or ¢ to set the minute, then press
SEA CONTROL
SET.
SET
“OFF TIME” appears for 2 seconds, then
the unit enters off-time setting mode.
Before using the timers, you need to set the clock built in the
unit. (See page 9.)
Using Daily Timer
4 Set the off-time you want the unit
With Daily Timer, you can wake to your favorite music or
radio program.
PRESET
to turn off (on standby).
1) Press 4 or ¢ to set the hour, then
press SET.
2) Press 4 or ¢ to set the minute, then
press SET.
The unit enters source selecting mode.
How Daily Timer actually works
The unit automatically turns on, set the volume level to the
preset level, and starts playing the specified source when the
on-time comes (the
indicator flashes just before the ontime, and continues flashing while the timer is operating).
Then, when the off-time comes (“OFF” flashes just before the
off-time), the unit automatically turns off (stands by).
The timer setting remains in memory until you change it.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the
setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1
again.
• If you have made a mistake while setting timer, press
CANCEL. (However, this does not always work. If
CANCEL does not work, press TIMER/CLOCK repeatedly
and start from step 1 again.)
SEA CONTROL
SET
DAILY
5 Press 4 or ¢ to select the
PRESET
source to play, then press SET.
• Each time you press 4 or ¢, the
source changes as follows:
TUNER FM
TUNER AM
SEA CONTROL
On the unit ONLY:
AUX
1 Press TIMER/CLOCK until
TIMER
/CLOCK
“DAILY” appears on the display.
DAILY
The DAILY indicator also starts flashing on the display.
• Each time you press the button, the timer setting modes
change as follows:
REC
ON TIME
DAILY
Clock
setting
Canceled
ON TIME
(See page 9.)
2 Press TIMER/CLOCK again.
“ON TIME” appears for 2 seconds, then the unit
enters on-time setting mode.
TAPE
TIMER
/CLOCK
DAILY
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SET
TUNER FM: tunes into a specified preset FM
station. = go to step 6.
TUNER AM: tunes into a specified preset AM station.
= go to step 6.
– CD – – –: plays a disc from a specified track of a
specified disc. = go to step 6.
• Make sure there is a CD on the selected disc
number tray.
TAPE: plays a tape in deck A or B. = go to step 7.
• Make sure that a tape is in the deck whose deck
indicator (A or B) is lit on the display.
• Make sure that the tape direction is correct.
AUX: plays an external source. = go to step 7.
• To use this setting, the external component has to
be equipped with the timer function.
DAILY
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6 When selecting “– CD – – –”
1) Press 4 or ¢ to select the disc
number, then press SET.
2) Press 4 or ¢ to set the track number,
then press SET.
The unit enters volume setting mode.
When selecting “TUNER FM” or
“TUNER AM”
Using Recording Timer
PRESET
With Recording Timer, you can make a tape of a radio
broadcast automatically.
SEA CONTROL
SET
Press 4 or ¢ to select the preset station
number, then press SET.
The unit enters volume setting mode.
PRESET
7 Press 4 or ¢ to set the volume
level.
• You can select the volume level from
among four levels. If you select “ VOL – – –,” the
volume is set to the last level when the unit has been
turned off.
DAILY
How Recording Timer actually works
The unit automatically turns on, tunes into the specified
station, sets the volume level to “0,” and starts recording
when the on-time comes (the
indicator flashes just before
the on-time, and continues flashing while the timer is
operating). Then, when the off-time comes (“OFF” appears
just before the off-time), the unit automatically turns off
(stands by).
The timer setting remains in memory until you change it.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the
setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1
again.
• If you have made a mistake while setting the timer, press
CANCEL. (However, this does not always work. If
CANCEL does not work, press TIMER/CLOCK repeatedly
and start from step 1 again.)
On the unit ONLY:
8 Press SET to complete the Daily
1 Put a recordable cassette into deck B.
2 Press TIMER/CLOCK until “REC”
SEA CONTROL
SET
Timer setting.
The DAILY indicator stops flashing and
remains lit. The settings you have done are
shown on the display in sequence.
appears on the display.
The REC indicator also starts flashing on the
display.
STANDBY
9 Press
to turn off the unit (on
standby) if you have set the Daily
Timer with the unit turned on.
REC
To turn on or off Daily Timer after its setting is done
1 Press TIMER/CLOCK repeatedly until
“DAILY” appears on the display.
2 To turn off the Daily Timer, press CANCEL.
The DAILY indicator goes off from the display.
The Daily Timer is canceled, but the setting for
the Daily Timer remains in memory.
To turn on the Daily Timer, press SET.
The DAILY indicator lights up on the display.
The settings you have done are shown on the
display in sequence for your confirmation.
• Each time you press the button, the timer setting modes
change as follows:
TIMER
/CLOCK
DAILY
Canceled
DEMO
CANCEL
ON TIME
Clock
setting
ON TIME
3 Press TIMER/CLOCK again.
SEA CONTROL
SET
“ON TIME” appears for 2 seconds, then the
unit enters on-time setting mode.
REC
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REC
(See page 9.)
If the unit is turned on when the timer-on time comes
Daily Timer does not work.
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ZZ
Z.
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4 Set the on-time you want the unit
Using Sleep Timer
PRESET
to turn on.
1) Press 4 or ¢ to set the hour, then
press SET.
2) Press 4 or ¢ to set the minute, then
press SET.
“OFF TIME” appears for 2 seconds, then
the unit enters off-time setting mode.
5 Set the off-time you want the unit
With Sleep Timer, you can fall asleep to music.
You can set Sleep Timer when the unit is turned on.
How Sleep Timer actually works
SEA CONTROL
SET
The unit automatically turns off after the specified time
length passes.
On the remote control ONLY:
PRESET
1 Press SLEEP.
to turn off (on standby).
1) Press 4 or ¢ to set the hour, then
press SET.
2) Press 4 or ¢ to set the minute, then
press SET.
The unit enters preset station selecting
mode.
SLEEP
The time length until the shut-off time appears
and the SLEEP indicator starts flashing on the display.
• Each time you press the button, the time length changes
as follows:
SEA CONTROL
SET
10
20
30
60
90
120
Canceled
6 Select the preset station.
1) Press 4 or ¢ to select the band
(“TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM”), then
press SET.
2) Press 4 or ¢ to select a preset channel
number, then press SET.
The REC indicator stops flashing and
remains lit. The settings you have done are
shown on the display in sequence.
2 Wait for about 5 seconds after specifying the
PRESET
time length.
The SLEEP indicator stops flashing and remains lit.
To check the remaining time until the shut-off time, press
SLEEP once so that the remaining time until the shut-off time
appears for about 5 seconds.
SEA CONTROL
SET
To change the shut-off time, press SLEEP repeatedly until
the desired time length appears on the display.
STANDBY
7 Press
To cancel the setting, press SLEEP repeatedly so that the
SLEEP indicator goes off.
• Sleep Timer is also canceled when you turn off the unit.
to turn off the unit (on
standby) if necessary.
If you want to listen to another source
while recording
Press REC START/STOP to stop recording. Without stopping it, you
cannot change the source.
Timer Priority
To turn on or off Recording Timer after its setting is
done
Since each timer can be set separately, you may wonder what
happens if the setting for these timers overlaps.
Here are examples.
1 Press TIMER/CLOCK repeatedly until
“REC” appears on the display.
2 To turn off the Recording Timer, press
CANCEL.
The REC indicator goes off from the display.
The Recording Timer is canceled, but the
setting for the Recording Timer remains in
memory.
To turn on the Recording Timer, press SET.
The REC indicator lights up on the display.
The settings you have done are shown on the
display in sequence for your confirmation.
• Recording Timer has priority over Daily Timer and
Sleep Timer.
If Daily Timer is set to come on while Recording Timer is
operating, Daily Timer will not come on at all.
TIMER
/CLOCK
DEMO
6:00
CANCEL
6:30
7:00
7:30
Recording Timer
Daily Timer
does not work.
SEA CONTROL
SET
If Recording Timer is set to come on while Sleep Timer is
operating, Sleep Timer will not work (the SLEEP indicator
does not go off).
6:00
6:30
7:00
7:30
Recording Timer
Sleep Timer
does not work.
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Maintenance
To get the best performance of the unit, keep your discs, tapes, and mechanism clean.
Handling cassette tapes
Handling discs
• If the tape is loose in its cassette, take
up the slack by inserting a pencil in
one of the reels and rotating.
• If the tape is loose, it may get
stretched, cut, or caught in the
cassette.
• Remove the disc from its case by
holding it at the edge while pressing the
center hole lightly.
• Do not touch the shiny surface of the
disc, or bend the disc.
• Put the disc back in its case after use to
prevent warping.
• Be careful not to touch the tape
surface.
• Be careful not to scratch the surface of
the disc when placing it back in its
case.
• Avoid exposure to direct sunlight,
temperature extremes, and moisture.
• Avoid the following places to store the
tape:
— In dusty places
— In direct sunlight or heat
— In moist areas
— Near a magnet
To clean the disc
Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a
straight line from center to edge.
Cassette decks
DO NOT use any solvent — such as conventional
record cleaner, spray, thinner, or benzine — to
clean the disc.
If the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers of the cassette
decks become dirty, the following will occur:
• Impaired sound quality
• Discontinuous sound
• Fading
• Incomplete erasure
• Difficulty in recording
To clean the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers
Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
Pinch rollers
Capstans
Heads
To demagnetize the heads
Turn off the unit, and use a head demagnetizer (available at
electronics and record shops).
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Troubleshooting
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If you are having a problem with your unit, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service.
If you cannot solve the problem from the hints given here, or the unit has been physically damaged, call a qualified person,
such as your dealer, for service.
Symptom
Cause
Action
No sound is heard.
Connections are incorrect or loose.
Check all connections and make
corrections. (See pages 6 to 8.)
Hard to listen to broadcasts because of
noise.
• Antennas are disconnected.
• The AM loop antenna is too close to the
unit.
• The FM antenna is not properly extended
and positioned.
• Reconnect the antennas correctly and
securely.
• Change the position and direction of the
AM loop antenna.
• Extend the FM antenna at the best
position.
The disc sound is discontinuous.
The disc is scratched or dirty.
Clean or replace the disc. (See page 23.)
The disc tray does not open or close.
• The AC power cord is not plugged in.
• Trays are locked.
• Plug the AC power cord.
• Unlock the trays. (See page 15.)
The disc does not play.
The disc is placed upside down.
Place the disc with the label side up.
The cassette holders cannot be opened.
Power supply from the AC power cord has
been cut off while the tape was running.
Turn on the unit.
Impossible to record.
Small tabs on the back of the cassette are
removed.
Cover the holes with adhesive tape.
Operations are disabled.
The built-in microprocessor may
malfunction due to external electrical
interference.
Unplug the AC power cord and then plug it
back in.
Unable to operate the unit from the remote
control unit.
• The path between the remote control unit
and the remote sensor on the unit is
blocked.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• Remove the obstruction.
Specifications
Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
Amplifier section — CA-MXJ50
General
Output Power
75 watts per channel, min. RMS, driven into 6 ohms at 1 kHz
with no more than 0.9% total harmonic distortion.
Audio input sensitivity/Impedance (at 1 kHz)
AUX:
400 mV/50 kohms
Digital output: CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT
Signal wave length: 660 nm
Output level: –21 to –15 dBm
Audio output level:
AUX:
270 mV
Power requirement:
Power consumption:
Speakers/Impedance: 6 – 16 ohms
Tuner
CD player
3 CDs
85 dB
90 dB
Immeasurable
Cassette deck
Frequency response
Normal (type I):
CrO2 (type II):
Metal (type IV):
Wow and flutter
0.15% (WRMS)
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AC 240 V , 50 Hz
100 watts (at operation)
14 watts (on standby)
Dimensions (approx.): 265 x 315 x 341 mm (W/H/D)
(10 7/16 x 12 7/16 x 13 7/16 in.)
Mass (approx.):
9.5 kg (20.9 lbs)
Supplied accessories
See page 6.
Speaker section — SP-MXJ57
Type:
FM tuning range: 87.50 – 108.00 MHz
AM tuning range: 522 – 1,629 kHz
CD Capacity:
Dynamic range:
Signal-to-noise ratio:
Wow and flutter:
• Replace the batteries.
3-way bass-reflex type
Woofer:
16 cm (6 5/16") cone x1
Midrange:
5 cm (2") cone x1
Tweeter:
2 cm (13/16") dome x1
Power handling capacity: 120 watts
Impedance:
6 ohms
Frequency range:
40 Hz — 28,000 Hz
Sound pressure level: 86 dB/W•m
Dimensions (approx.): 215 x 315 x 273 mm (W/H/D)
(8 1/2 x 12 7/16 x 10 3/4 in.)
Mass (approx.):
3.7 kg (8.2 lbs) each
Speaker units:
50 – 14,000 Hz
50 – 14,000 Hz
50 – 14,000 Hz (only for playback)
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