3-862-902-12(1)
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
MHC-V818
©1998 by Sony Corporation
1
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
This system can play
the following discs
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Laser component in this product is capable of
emitting radiation exceeding the limit for Class 1.
This appliance is classified
as a CLASS 1 LASER
product. The CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on
the rear exterior.
This stereo system is equipped with the Dolby Btype noise reduction system*.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
DOLBY and the double-D symbol a are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation.
VIDEO CDs
Audio CDs
Audio + Video
(moving pictures)
Audio
Disc logo
Contents
Disc size
12 cm/8 cm
12 cm/8 cm
Play time
74 min./20 min.
74 min./20 min.
Note on VIDEO CDs
This system conforms to VIDEO CDs without PBC
functions (Ver. 1.1) and VIDEO CDs with PBC
functions (Ver. 2.0) of VIDEO CD standards. You
can enjoy two kinds of playback according to the
disc type.
Disc type
You can
VIDEO CDs without
PBC functions
(Ver. 1.1 discs)
Enjoy video playback
(moving pictures) as
well as audio CDs.
VIDEO CDs with
PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0 discs)
Play interactive
software using menu
screens displayed on
the TV screen (menu
playback), in addition
to the video playback
function of VIDEO
CDs without PBC
functions.
Moreover, you can
play high or standard
quality still picture.
* PBC = Play Back Control
2
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system ............ 4
Step 2: Setting the time ......................... 8
Step 3: Presetting radio stations .......... 9
Connecting optional AV
components .................................... 10
Basic Operations
Playing a VIDEO CD ........................... 14
Playing a CD ......................................... 16
Recording a CD/VIDEO CD .............. 18
Listening to the radio ........................... 19
Recording from the radio .................... 20
Playing a tape ........................................ 21
Recording from a tape ......................... 23
Singing along: Karaoke ...................... 24
The VIDEO CD/CD Player
Playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions (Ver. 2.0) ........................ 26
Checking the remaining time ............. 27
Using the on-screen display ............... 28
Locating a specific part of a disc ........ 30
Resuming playback from the point you
stopped a VIDEO CD .................... 34
Setting the sharpness ........................... 35
Playing the CD tracks repeatedly ...... 36
Playing the CD tracks in random
order ................................................ 37
Programming the CD tracks ............... 38
Playing CDs without interruption ..... 39
The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape manually ........... 40
Recording a CD by specifying track
order ................................................ 41
DJ Effects
Looping part of a CD ........................... 43
Flashing part of a CD ........................... 43
Using the drum pads ........................... 44
Using the beat functions ...................... 45
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound ............................ 47
Selecting the audio emphasis ............. 48
Selecting surround effects ................... 49
Adjusting the graphic equalizer ......... 49
Making a personal audio emphasis
file .................................................... 50
Switching the speaker formation ....... 51
Other Features
Mixing and recording sounds ............ 53
Falling asleep to music ........................ 54
Waking up to music ............................. 54
Timer-recording radio programs ....... 56
Additional Information
Precautions ............................................ 57
Troubleshooting ................................... 58
Specifications ........................................ 61
Glossary ................................................. 63
Index ..................................... (Back cover)
3
Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system
Do the following procedure 1 to 7 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
Surround speaker (Right)
Surround speaker (Left)
To the video input
1
1
AM loop antenna
FM antenna
7
4 3
2
1
1
5
1
6
Front speaker (Right)
Front speaker (Left)
1 Connect the speakers.
1 Connect the speaker cords of front
speakers to the SPEAKER jacks of the
same color .
Keep the speaker cords away from the
antennas to prevent noise.
Insert only the stripped portion.
R
+
L
+
–
Red (‘)
4
Black (’)
2 Connect the speaker cords from the
surround speakers to the appropriate
SURROUND SPEAKER jacks. Connect
the solid cords to the red jacks and
connect the striped cords to the black
jacks.
Jack type B
Keep the speaker cords away from the
antennas to prevent noise.
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally.
Insert only the stripped portion.
AM loop antenna
R
+
FM
CO 75
AX
L
IAL
+
AM
–
Solid (‘)
Stripe (’)
Notes
• Do not place the surround speakers
on top of a TV. This may cause
distortion of the colors in the TV
screen.
• Be sure to connect both left and
right surround speakers. Otherwise,
the sound will not be heard.
3 Connect the video input jack of your
TV to the VIDEO OUT jack with the
supplied video connecting cable.
2 Connect the FM/AM antennas.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then
connect it.
Jack type A
AM loop antenna
VIDEO
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally.
OUT
When using a TV
FM
75
Turn on the TV and select the video input so you
can view the pictures from this system.
Tip
AM
For even higher quality video images, you can use
an optional S VIDEO cord to connect the S VIDEO
input jack on your TV to the S VIDEO OUT jack
continued
5
Step 1: Hooking up the system
(continued)
4 Set SYSTEM SELECT (color system)
to the appropriate position (PAL or
NTSC), according to your TV.
5 Set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to
position of your local power line
voltage (for models with a voltage
selector).
VOLTAGE
230
- 240V
0V
12
0V
PAL
AUTO
22
NTSC
SELECTOR
SYSTEM SELECT
If your TV automatically changes the
color system according to the input
signal:
The factory setting (AUTO) automatically
changes the color system of the video output
according to the color system of the current
VIDEO CD.
If the color system of your TV is NTSC:
Set SYSTEM SELECT to NTSC.
Pictures recorded in the PAL color system will be
stretched vertically and will be displayed with the
upper and lower parts of the picture cut off.
If the color system of your TV is PAL:
Set SYSTEM SELECT to PAL.
Pictures recorded in the NTSC color system will be
stretched horizontally and will be displayed with
the upper and lower parts of the screen masked in
black.
Note
Be sure to turn off the system before changing the
SYSTEM SELECT setting.
6
6 Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
Demo mode appears in the display.
7 Deactivate the demo mode by
pressing DEMO when the system
power is turned off.
The demo mode is also deactivated
when you set the time.
To attach the front speaker pads
Attach the supplied front speaker pads to the
bottom of the speakers to stabilize the
speakers and prevent them from slipping.
Inserting two size AA (R6)
batteries into the remote
When carrying this system
Do the following to protect the CD
mechanism.
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
appears in the display.
2 Hold down CD LOOP and press
so
that “LOCK” appears in the display.
Using the remote
You can use the shaded buttons shown below
to operate Sony TV.
TV
TV/VIDEO
TV VOL +/–
TV CH +/–
To
Press
Turn the TV on or
off
TV
Switch the TV's
video input
TV/VIDEO.
Change the TV
channels
TV CH +/–.
Adjusts the volume
of the TV speaker(s)
TV VOL +/–.
.
Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for about
six months. When the remote no longer operates
the system, replace both batteries with new ones.
Note
If you do not use the remote for a long period of
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage.
7
Step 2: Setting the
time
4
Turn the jog dial to set the minute.
5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The clock starts working.
You must set the time before using the timer
functions.
1
2,4 3,5
Tips
• If you’ve made a mistake, start over from step 1.
• Setting the time deactivates the demo mode.
If you want to display the demo mode, press
DEMO when the power is off.
Note
The previous explanation shows you how to set the
time while the power is off. To change the time
while the power is on, do the following:
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
2 Turn the jog dial to select “SET CLOCK”.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
4 Perform steps 2 through 5 above.
DEMO
1
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
The hour indication flashes.
2
Turn the jog dial to set the hour.
3
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The minute indication flashes.
8
Step 3: Presetting
radio stations
2
Press and hold + or – until the
frequency indication starts to
change, then release.
Scanning stops when the system tunes in
a station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for
a stereo program) appear.
You can preset the following number of
stations:
MONO
– 2 band model: 20 for FM, 10 for AM.
– 3 band model: 20 for FM, 10 for MW, and
10 for SW.
(Power)
4
5 13
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
kHz
MHz
ALL DISCS
3
ß
Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number appears in the display.
Preset number
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
ß
4
Turn the jog dial to select the preset
number you want.
5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The station is stored.
6
2
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
The bands you can receive vary
depending on the model you purchased.
Be sure to check which bands you can
receive.
Every time you press this button, the
band changes as follows:
2 band model:
FM ˜ AM
3 band model:
FM n MW n SW
To tune in a station with a weak
signal
Press + or – repeatedly in step 2 to tune in the
station manually.
To change the preset number
Start over from step 1.
continued
n
1
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to store other
stations.
9
Step 3: Presetting radio stations
(continued)
To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is factory set to 9 kHz (10
kHz in some areas). To change the AM tuning
interval, tune in any AM station first, then turn off
the power. While holding down the ENTER/NEXT
button, turn the power back on. When you change
the interval, AM preset stations will be erased. To
reset the interval, repeat the same procedure.
Tip
The preset stations are retained for half a day even if
you unplug the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
Connecting optional
AV components
To enhance your system, you can connect
optional components. Refer to the
instructions of each component.
Connecting audio
components
Select one of the following two connections,
depending on the equipment to be connected
and method of connecting.
Connecting an MD deck for digital
recording
You can record from CD into the MD deck
digitally by connecting an optical cable.
To the DIGITAL IN jack of the MD deck
Note
You cannot record from a VIDEO CD to an MD
deck digitally. When you record from a VIDEO
CD to an MD deck, connect an optional audio
cable to the audio output. (See “Connecting an
MD deck for analog recording.”)
10
Connecting an MD deck for analog
recording
Make sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. To listen to the sound of the
connected MD deck, press FUNCTION
repeatedly until “MD” appears.
To the audio output
of the MD deck
Connecting a super woofer speaker
You can connect an optional super woofer
speaker.
To super woofer
To the audio input
of the MD deck
continued
Tip
When you connect a Sony MD deck, you can use the
MD (, P, and p buttons on this unit’s remote to
perform play, pause, and stop operations.
11
Connecting optional AV
components (continued)
Connecting a VCR
Make sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. To listen to the sound of the
connected VCR, press FUNCTION repeatedly
until “VIDEO” appears.
By connecting the audio output jacks of your
VCR to the VIDEO (AUDIO) IN jacks using
an optional audio cable, you can enjoy video
playback in powerful stereo sound.
Moreover, if you connect the video input on
the VCR to the MD OUT jacks and VIDEO
OUT (or S VIDEO OUT) jack using the
supplied video connecting cable (or an
optional S VIDEO connecting cable), you can
record the audio and video signals from a
VIDEO CD onto video tape.
Connecting outdoor
antennas
Connect the outdoor antenna to improve the
reception.
FM antenna
Connect the optional FM outdoor antenna.
You can also use the TV antenna instead.
Jack type A
Screw clamp
75-ohm coaxial cable
(not supplied)
FM
75
AM
To the audio
outputs of the VCR
using an optional
audio cable
To the video input
of the VCR using
the video cable
y
Ground wire (not supplied)
Jack type B
IEC standard socket
connector
Screw clamp
(not supplied)
FM
CO75
AX
IA
L
AM
y
Ground wire (not supplied)
To the audio inputs of
the VCR using an
optional audio cable
12
To the S VIDEO input
of the VCR using an
optional S VIDEO
cable
AM antenna
Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet)
insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal.
Leave the supplied AM loop antenna
connected.
Jack type A
Screw clamp
Insulated wire (not supplied)
FM
75
AM
y
Ground wire (not supplied)
Jack type B
Insulated wire
(not supplied)
Screw clamp
FM
CO75
AX
IA
L
AM
y
Ground wire (not supplied)
Important
If you connect an outdoor antenna, ground
from y terminal with the screw clamp. To
prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the
ground wire to a gas pipe.
13
Basic Operations
1
Playing a VIDEO CD
You can play both VIDEO CDs without PBC
functions (Ver. 1.1) and VIDEO CDs with
PBC functions (Ver. 2.0).
CD
(P
(Power)
3
DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your TV if you need help.
2
You can enjoy two kinds of playback
according to the disc type.
Turn on your TV and select the
video input.
Press § and place up to two VIDEO
CDs on the disc tray.
If a disc is not placed properly, it will not
be recognized.
2
With the label
side up. When
you play a
VIDEO CD
single, place it
on the inner
circle of the
tray.
To insert a third disc, press DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE to rotate the disc tray.
3
Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons.
The disc tray closes and playback starts.
If you press CD (P (or CD ( on the
remote) when the disc tray is closed,
playback starts from the CD whose
button is lit green.
p
=+
0 ) VOLUME PLAY
MODE
PREV
Disc tray number
Playing time
SYNC
NEXT
VOLUME
ALL 1 DISCS PROGRAM
SHUFFLE REPEAT 1
STEP
TV
TV VOL +/–
TV CH +/–
D.SKIP
P
CD (
p
=/+
(PREV/NEXT)
0/)
VOL +/–
14
Track number
ß
To
Do this
Tips
Stop play
Press p.
Pause
Press CD (P (or P on the
remote)*1. Press again to
resume play.
• Pressing CD (P when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and starts
VIDEO CD playback if there is a VIDEO CD in the
tray (One Touch Play).
• You can switch from another source to the VIDEO
CD player and start playing a VIDEO CD just by
pressing CD (P or the DISC 1~3 buttons
(Automatic Source Selection).
• If there is no VIDEO CD in the player, “CD NO
DISC” appears in the display.
• When a disc tray holding a VIDEO CD is selected
(or playing), the DISC 1~3 button for that tray
lights green. When a disc tray holding a VIDEO
CD is not selected, the DISC 1~3 button for that
tray lights orange. When all disc trays are empty,
the DISC 1~3 buttons all light green.
Select a track or Press NEXT to go forward,
scene
PREV to go back.
Or, during play or pause, turn
the jog dial clockwise (to go
forward) or counterclockwise
(to go back) and release it
when you reach the desired
track. (Or press + (to go
forward) or = (to go back)
on the remote.)*2
Find a point in a
track or scene*2
(Lock Search
function)
Select a VIDEO Press a DISC 1~3 button or
CD in stop mode DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE (or
D.SKIP on the remote).
Play only the
VIDEO CD you
have selected
Press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “1 DISC”
appears.
Play all VIDEO
CDs*3
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “ALL DISCS” appears.
Remove the
VIDEO CD
Press §.
Exchange other
VIDEO CDs
while playing
Press DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE.
Adjust the
volume
Turn VOLUME (or press VOL
+/– on the remote).
Basic Operations
Press 0 or ) during
playback.
1 Press once to start searching.
2 Press again to increase the
search speed. Each time you
press the button, the speed
changes as follows:
1 (slow) n 2 (normal) n
3 (high) n 1 (slow) …
3 Press CD (P to stop
searching at the desired point.
*1 There may be some disturbance in the video
image.
*2 Only for VIDEO CDs without PBC functions (Ver.
1.1).
*3 This function cannot be used during menu
playback of a VIDEO CD with the PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).
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1
Playing a CD
— Normal play
Press § and place up to two CDs on
the disc tray.
If a disc is not placed properly it will not
be recognized.
You can play up to three CDs in a row.
CD
(P
(Power)
2
DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE
1
With the label
side up. When
you play a CD
single, place it
on the inner
circle of the
tray.
To insert a third disc, press DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE to rotate the disc tray.
2
Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons.
The disc tray closes and play starts.
If you press CD (P (or CD ( on the
remote) when the disc tray is closed,
play starts from the CD loaded on the
tray whose button is lit green.
Disc tray number
Playing time
SYNC
VOLUME
p
=+
0 ) VOLUME PLAY
MODE
ALL 1 DISCS PROGRAM
SHUFFLE REPEAT 1
STEP
Track number
D.SKIP
P
CD (
p
=/+
0/)
VOL +/—
16
ß
Do this
Tips
Stop play
Press p.
Pause
Press CD (P (or P on the
remote). Press again to resume
play.
Select a track
During play or pause, turn the
jog dial clockwise (to go
forward) or counterclockwise
(to go back) and release it
when you reach the desired
track. (Or press + (to go
forward) or = (to go back)
on the remote.)
Find a point in a
track
(Lock Search
function)
Press 0 or ) during
playback.
Press CD (P to stop
searching at the desired point.
• Pressing CD (P when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and starts CD
playback if there is a CD in the tray (One Touch
Play).
• You can switch from another source to the CD
player and start playing a CD just by pressing
CD (P or the DISC 1~3 buttons (Automatic
Source Selection).
• If there is no CD in the player, “CD NO DISC”
appears in the display.
• When a disc tray holding a CD is selected (or
playing), the DISC 1~3 button for that tray lights
green. When a disc tray holding a CD is not
selected, the DISC 1~3 button for that tray lights
orange. When all disc trays are empty, the DISC
1~3 buttons all light green.
Select a CD
in stop mode
Press a DISC 1~3 button or
DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE (or
D.SKIP on the remote).
Play only the
CD you have
selected
Press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “1 DISC”
appears.
Play all CDs
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “ALL DISCS” appears.
Remove the CD Press §.
Exchange other
CDs while
playing
Press DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE.
Adjust the
volume
Turn VOLUME (or press VOL
+/– on the remote).
Basic Operations
To
17
Recording a CD/VIDEO
CD
2
Then press again to close the disc tray.
If the indicator for the tray you want to
record is not lit green, press DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE repeatedly so that it lights
green.
— CD Synchro Recording
The CD SYNC button lets you record from a
CD to a tape easily. You can use TYPE I
(normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes. The
recording level is adjusted automatically.
(Power)
p
4 1
DISC SKIP/
EX-CHANGE
2
Press § and place a CD.
With the label
side up. When
you play a single
CD, place it on
the inner circle
of the tray.
3
Press CD SYNC.
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback. The
indicator on TAPE B ( (for front side)
lights up.
4
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
5
Press P PAUSE.
Recording starts.
5 3
DOLBY NR
To stop recording
Press p.
Tips
1
Press § and insert a blank tape into
deck B.
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
TAPE B 9 to light its indicator after pressing CD
SYNC.
• 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.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR” appears after pressing CD
SYNC.
Note
You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
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Listening to the radio
1
–– Preset Tuning
The bands you can receive vary
depending on the model you purchased.
Be sure to check which bands you can
receive.
Every time you press the button, the
band changes as follows:
2 band model:
FM ˜ AM
3 band model:
FM n MW n SW
Preset radio stations in the tuner's memory
first (see “Step 3: Presetting radio stations”).
2
1
n
(Power)
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
2
Turn the jog dial (or press = or
+ on the remote) to tune in the
desired preset station.
Turn clockwise
(or press +
on the remote)
for higher
preset numbers.
+
=
Preset number
Frequency
VOLUME STEREO/
MONO
Basic Operations
Turn counterclockwise
(or press =
on the remote)
for lower preset
numbers.
VOLUME
kHz
MHz
ALL DISCS
ß
To
Do this
Turn off the radio
Press
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOL +/– on the remote).
.
continued
VOL +/–
19
Listening to the radio (continued)
To listen to non-preset radio
stations
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2.
For manual tuning, press + or – repeatedly.
For automatic tuning, press and hold + or –.
Tips
• Pressing TUNER/BAND when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and tunes to the
last received station (One Touch Play).
• You can switch from another source to the radio
just by pressing TUNER/BAND (Automatic
Source Selection).
• When an FM program is noisy, press
STEREO/MONO so that “MONO” appears in the
display. There will be no stereo effect, but the
reception will improve. Press the button again to
restore the stereo effect.
• To improve broadcast reception, reorient the
supplied antennas.
Recording from the
radio
You can record the radio program on a tape
by calling up a preset station. You can use
TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes. The
recording level is automatically adjusted.
(Power)
p
DOLBY NR
3 5
4
2 1 6
1
Press TUNER/BAND to select the
band you want.
2
Turn the jog dial to tune in a preset
station.
Turn counterclockwise for
lower preset
numbers.
+
=
Preset number
Turn clockwise
for higher
preset numbers.
Frequency
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
20
kHz
MHz
ß
3
Press § and insert a blank tape into
deck B.
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
4
Press r REC.
Deck B stands by for recording.
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
6
Press P PAUSE.
Playing a tape
You can use any type of tape, TYPE I
(normal), TYPE II (CrO2) or TYPE IV (metal) ,
since the deck automatically detects the tape
type. You can also use the jog dial’s AMS*
functions to quickly search for songs you
want to hear. To select either deck A or B,
press DECK A 9( or DECK B 9( on
the remote.
(Power)
1 3
DOLBY NR
1 2
Recording starts.
Basic Operations
To stop recording
Press p.
Tips
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
TAPE B 9 to light its indicator after pressing r
REC.
• 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.
• To record non-preset stations, use + and – in step 2
to tune in the desired station manually.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR” appears after pressing r REC.
• If noise is heard while recording from the radio,
move the respective antenna to reduce the noise.
p
=+
0)
P PAUSE
VOLUME
DECK A 9(
DECK B 9(
P
p
0/)
=/+
VOL +/–
continued
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Playing a tape (continued)
1
Press § and insert a recorded tape
in deck A or B.
With the side
you want to
play facing
forward
2
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to play one side. Select
ß* to play both sides.
To play both decks in succession, select
RELAY (relay play).**
3
Press TAPE A (or TAPE B) (
(DECK A (or DECK B) 9( on the
remote).
Press TAPE A (or TAPE B) 9 to play
the reverse side. (Press DECK A (or
DECK B) 9( again on the remote to
play the reverse side.) The tape starts
playing.
* The deck stops automatically after
repeating the sequence five times.
** Relay play always follows the following
sequence:
Deck A (front side), Deck A (reverse side),
Deck B (front side), Deck B (reverse side).
To
Do this
Stop play
Press p.
Pause
Press P PAUSE (or P on
the remote). Press again
to resume play.
Fast-forward
Press 0 or ).
Rewind
Press 0 or ).
Remove the cassette Press §.
Adjust the volume
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Turn VOLUME (or press
VOL +/– on the remote).
Tips
• Pressing TAPE A (or TAPE B) ( or 9 when the
power is off automatically turns the power on and
starts tape playback if there is a tape in the deck
(One Touch Play).
• You can switch from another source to the tape
deck just by pressing TAPE A (or TAPE B) ( or
9 (Automatic Source Selection).
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR” appears.
• When dubbing tapes originally recorded with
Dolby NR, the dubbed tape is automatically
played with Dolby NR.
Searching for the beginning of a
track (AMS*)
During playback, turn the jog dial the same
direction as the 9 or ( indicator to go
forward. Turn the opposite direction to go
back. (Or press = or + on the remote.)
The search direction, + (forward) or – (back),
and number of songs being skipped (1~9)
appear in the display.
Example: searching forward 2 songs
* AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
Notes
The AMS function may not operate correctly under
the following circumstances:
– When the unrecorded space between songs is less
than 4 seconds long.
– If completely different information is recorded on
the left and right channels.
– When there are continuous sections of extremely
low level or low frequency sound (like those of a
baritone sax).
– When the unit is placed near a television. (In this
case, we recommend moving the unit farther away
from the television or turning off the television.)
Recording from a
tape
3
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
4
Press P PAUSE.
— High-speed Dubbing
You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II
(CrO2) tapes. The recording level is
automatically adjusted.
(Power)
1
p
DOLBY NR
1
Dubbing starts.
3
To stop dubbing
Press p.
Tips
• When you dub on both sides, start recording from
the front side. If you record from the reverse side,
recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• If you set DIRECTION to ß when the tapes you
use have different lengths, the tape in each deck
reverses independently. If you select RELAY, the
tapes in both decks reverse together.
• You don’t have to set DOLBY NR, since the tape in
deck B is automatically recorded in the same state
as the tape in deck A.
Basic Operations
2
1
4
Press § and insert a recorded tape
in deck A and a blank tape in deck
B.
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing forward
2
Press HI-DUB.
Deck B stands by for recording.
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Singing along:
Karaoke
3
Every time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
You can sing along with any stereo CD or
tape by turning down the singer’s voice. You
need to connect an optional microphone.
(Power)
Press KARAOKE PON/MPX
repeatedly to obtain the karaoke
effect you desire.
n
KARAOKE PON n MPX R n MPX L
EFFECT OFF (ON) N
The h indicator appears in the display
when a karaoke mode is activated.
To sing karaoke with decreasing the
vocal level of a CD, select “KARAOKE
PON”. To sing karaoke of multiplex CD
or tape, select “MPX R” or “MPX L”.
3
4
Start playing the music and adjust
the volume.
5
Adjust the microphone volume by
turning MIC LEVEL.
When you use VIDEO CDs
Turn on your TV and switch it to the
appropriate video input.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
with your TV for details.
When you are done
1,5 2
1
2
VOLUME
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn
down the microphone control level.
Connect an optional microphone to
MIC 1 or MIC 2.
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN and disconnect the
microphone from MIC 1 or MIC 2, then press
KARAOKE PON/MPX repeatedly so that
“h” disappears.
Tip
You can use two microphones connecting to MIC 1
and MIC 2 at the same time.
Note
With some songs, vocals may not be cancelled when
you select “KARAOKE PON”.
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Adjusting the
microphone echo
(Power)
ECHO LEVEL
Adjusting the key
This function allows you to adjust the key to
suit your vocal range when playing a VIDEO
CD or standard audio CD.
KEY
CONTROL
/
/ Press KEY CONTROL or .
You can adjust the key higher of lower in
13 halftone steps ( 6 ~ 6).
Note
/ Turn ECHO LEVEL to adjust the
echo effect.
To cancel the echoing
Turn ECHO LEVEL to MIN.
Basic Operations
This function can be used with the CD/VCD player
only.
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The VIDEO CD/CD Player
Playing a VIDEO CD
with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0)
1
The VIDEO CD and PBC indicators light
up and a PBC menu appears on your TV.
• VIDEO CD : Lights during playback of
a VIDEO CD.
• PBC : Lights during PBC playback of a
PBC compatible VIDEO CD (Ver. 2.0).
• PBC OFF : Lights when a PBC
compatible VIDEO CD (Ver. 2.0) is
played without using the PBC
functions (see below).
–– PBC Play
The PBC (Play Back Control) function display
menus on your TV screen to let you enjoy
interactive software.
Be sure to read the instructions supplied with
each disc for details regarding its use since
different discs have different menu formats
and structures.
2
(Power)
DISC SKIP VCD/PBC
EX-CHANGE indicators
Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions (Ver. 2.0).
2
Turn the jog dial to select a number
from the menu, then press ENTER/
NEXT or SELECT.
3
Continue according to the
instructions on the menus to enjoy
interactive playback.
To
Do this
Stop play
Press p.
See the rest of a menu
Pres NEXT.
Go back to the top of a Press PREV.
menu
Go back to a previous
menu
p
SELECT
RETURN
PREV
NEXT
D.SKIP
Numeric
buttons
>10
SELECT, CD (
RETURN
p
PREV/NEXT
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Press RETURN (or
ˆ RETURN on the
remote).
To cancel PBC Playback of VIDEO
CDs with PBC functions (Ver. 2.0)
There are two ways to cancel the PBC
functions.
• Before you start playing, select the track
you want using the jog dial, =/+,
then press ENTER/NEXT (or CD ( on
the remote).
• Before you start playing, select the track
number using the number buttons on the
remote.
The PBC OFF indicator lights up and
playback begins from the selected track. Still
images, such as the menu screens, will not be
shown.
Checking the
remaining time
You can check the remaining time of the
current track or that of the CD.
(Power) DISPLAY
To select a menu number using
the remote
Press the numeric buttons in the order you
want in step 2. To enter track numbers 10 or
over, first press >10, then press the numerical
buttons. To enter 0, use the 10/0 button.
Tips
• When
appears on the TV screen, you have
pressed an invalid button. Press a button
indicated by the instructions on the menu screen.
• When you press NEXT during menu playback or
while playing moving pictures, the next scene on
the disc appears. Also refer to the instructions
supplied with the disc.
Note
During menu playback, you cannot go to the next
disc, even if you’ve selected “ALL DISCS.”
Press D. SKIP on the remote to go to the next disc.
/ Press DISPLAY during playback.
Each time you press the button during
normal playback, the display changes as
follows:
n Playing time on the current track
µ
Remaining time on the current track
µ
Remaining time on current CD
µ
Clock display (for eight seconds)
µ
Effect (P FILE) name or “EFFECT ON
(OFF)”
µ
Name of spectrum analyzer display
pattern
continued
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Checking the remaining time
(continued)
(VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0))
n Playing time on the current track*
µ
Clock display (for eight seconds)
µ
Effect (P FILE) name or “EFFECT ON
(OFF)”
µ
Name of spectrum analyzer display
pattern
Using the on-screen
display
You can check the current operating status
and disc information of VIDEO CDs or audio
CDs during playback or in stop mode by
superimposing a display on top of the images
on your TV screen.
ON
SCREEN
* May not appear with still images, etc.
To check the total playing time
and the number of tracks on a CD
Press DISPLAY in the stop mode.
If you press DISPLAY again, the clock display
appears for eight seconds then the display
returns to the previous indication.
/ Press ON SCREEN.
Each time you press this button, the onscreen display changes as follows:
Tip
n ON SCREEN 1 n ON SCREEN 2
While playing an audio CD or a VIDEO CD without
PBC functions (Ver. 1.1), the current track number
and playing time of the current track appear in the
display.
ON SCREEN OFF N
ON SCREEN 1 display
• During playback of an audio CD (except
Program Play mode)
CD
1
DISC 1 - 3
PLAY
0 : 20
3
CONTINUE
2
1
2
3
4
* *
3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
4
Current disc and track number
Play mode
Elapsed time of current track
Music calendar*
* The track numbers in the numerical calender
disappear after they are played.
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• During playback of an audio CD in
Program Play mode
CD
1
2
DISC 2-10
PLAY
0 : 20
4
PROGRAM
1. D 1 - 3
2. D 2 - 10
3
1
2
3
4
“ACTIVE”* or no display
“PROGRAM”
Programed disc and track numbers
Total playing time of program
* For VIDEO CD only
ON SCREEN 2 display
3. D 1 - 4
• During playback of a VIDEO CD
1
2
3
4
Current disc and track number
“PROGRAM”
Programmed disc and track numbers
Elapsed time of current track
1
DISC 1 - 7
2
0 : 55
• During stop mode of a VIDEO CD with
PBC functions
1
ACTIVE
2
AUTO PBC
VCD
DISC 1
STOP
40 : 00
3
1 Current disc and track number*
2 Elapsed time of current track
* “SCENE” and number is displayed during
menu playback of a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions
• During playback of an audio CD
Display is the same as ON SCREEN 1.
1 “ACTIVE” or no display
2 “AUTO PBC”
3 Total playing time of current disc
• During stop mode of a VIDEO CD (except
Program Play mode)
• During stop mode of a VIDEO CD or
audio CD (except Program Play mode)
1
2
STOP
40 : 00
4
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
• During stop mode of a VIDEO CD or
audio CD in Program Play mode
2
PROGRAM
1. D 1 - 3
2. D 2 - 10
3. D 1 - 4
4. D 3 - 2
5. D 1 - 12
3
VCD
TOTAL
STOP
40 : 00
VCD
DISC. 2
CONTINUE
DISC 1
DISC 2
DISC 3
STOP
40 : 00
REPEAT 1
5
6
CD
VCD
........
TR 1-99
TR 1-10
“RESUME” or no display
“ACTIVE” or no display
Play mode*
Total track numbers of each disc
Current disc number and total playing
time of current disc.
6 “REPEAT 1” or no display
* For VIDEO CD only
ACTIVE
RESUME
ACTIVE
1
2
3
4
5
“ACTIVE”* or no display
Play mode
Music calendar
Total playing time of current CD
1
2
3
4
CONTINUE
3
1
2
3
4
VCD
DISC 1
ACTIVE
1
* “AUTO PBC” display for a VIDEO CD with
PBC functions
4
6. D 3 - 20
continued
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Using the on-screen display
(continued)
Locating a specific
part of a disc
• During stop mode of an audio CD
(except Program Play mode)
–– Special Menu
1
CD
DISC 1
SHUFFLE
2
STOP
40 : 00
REPEAT 1
4
5
DISC 1
DISC 2
DISC 3
3
1
2
3
4
5
CD
VCD
........
TR 1-99
TR 1-10
This player has 4 different search features.
Select the search feature you want from the
SPECIAL MENU.
The TV screen must be ON to use these
functions.
Current disc number
Play mode
Disc number and track numbers
Total playing time of current disc
“REPEAT 1” or no display
ON SCREEN
• During stop mode of a VIDEO CD or
audio CD in Program Play mode
Display is the same as ON SCREEN 1.
ON SCREEN OFF
Numeric
buttons
CD (
p
No display (except for special menus).
Notes
• Normally, leave the display mode set to either
ON SCREEN 1 or 2. When you select ON
SCREEN OFF, you cannot check the operating
status while operating the CD player. In this case,
check the information on the front panel display.
• When you record video signals played back from
this system onto a video tape (etc.), be sure to
select ON SCREEN OFF. Otherwise, the display
information will also be recorded on the video
tape.
To switch language of on-screen
display (Chinese model only)
You can switch the messages in the on–screen
display from Chinese to English.
1 Press SPECIAL MENU.
2 Press 6.
The messages switch from Chinese to
English.
To switch back to Chinese messages, repeat
this operation.
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SPECIAL
MENU
>10
PREV/NEXT
Locating by Scene
Number
5
Press CD (.
Playback starts from the selected scene.
–– Scene Search
On VIDEO CDs with PBC functions (Ver. 2.0),
the menu screens, moving pictures, and still
pictures are divided into “scenes” and each
scene has an assigned scene number. This
function lets you start playback from a
specific scene.
1
Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions (Ver. 2.0).
2
Press SPECIAL MENU.
3
Press 1 to select “1) SCENE
SEARCH”.
Press p.
To check the scene number during
playback
Press ON SCREEN repeatedly to select the
ON SCREEN 2 display mode. The scene
number appears on the TV screen. (See
“Using the On-Screen Display” for details.)
Notes
“SCENE –” and the total number of
scenes appear on the TV screen.
Total number of scenes
SCENE-
4
To stop playback
(1-312)
• On some CDs, you may not be able to start
playing from the scene you select because
starting playback from certain scenes is
prohibited.
In this case, play either starts from scene 1
(during stop mode) or continues from the current
scene (during playback).
• Some CDs may not display the scene you select
on the TV screen.
• When you select the ON SCREEN OFF display
mode, no information is shown on the TV screen.
Press the numeric buttons (1 – 10/0)
to select the scene you want.
To enter scene number 103:
Press 1 m 10/0 m 3. The selected scene
number appears on the TV screen.
Selected scene number
SCENE 103
(1-312)
continued
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Locating a specific part of a disc
(continued)
Locating the track you
want
Locating by elapsed time
–– Disc Digest
–– Time Search
This function lets you use elapsed time as a
guide to find a certain parts of a VIDEO CD
without PBC functions (Ver. 1.1). “Elapsed
time” means the time from the beginning of
the disc. It is not the playing time of the
current track as shown in the display.
You can select the track you want by viewing
the first frame of each track. Either 9 or 12
different tracks can be displayed on the TV
screen at one time.
This function cannot be used during menu
playback of VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).
It is especially useful when playing discs that
have only a few track divisions.
1
Press SPECIAL MENU.
This function cannot be used during menu
playback of VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).
2
Press 3 to select “3) DISC DIGEST.”
1
Press SPECIAL MENU.
2
Press 2 to select “2) TIME
SEARCH.”
3
Press the numeric buttons (1 – 10/0)
to enter the time (in minutes) for the
section you want.
The first frame of tracks 1 through 9 (in
default setting) on the current disc are
displayed.
The sound of the first three seconds of
each track on an audio CD plays, but
there is no sound when using a VIDEO
CD.
Current disc number
D 1 DIGEST
To enter 10 minutes: Press 1 m 10/0.
The selected elapsed time appears on the
TV screen.
To reenter the time: Press CLEAR, and
then press 1 m 10/0 again.
4
Press CD (.
Playback starts from the selected time.
To stop playback
Press p.
To use time search with VIDEO
CDs with PBC functions (Ver. 2.0)
Select “2) TIME SEARCH” before you start
playing the VIDEO CD, to light the PBC OFF
indicator and play without PBC functions.
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3
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
Press the numeric buttons (1 – 10/0)
to select the track you want.
To stop playback
Press p.
To switch to a 12 frame display
You can switch the digest display from 9 to 12
frames.
1 Press SPECIAL MENU.
2 Press 5.
3 Proceed with steps 1 and 2 of “Locating the
track you want”. The first frames of tracks
1 through 12 are displayed.
To switch back to the 9 frame display, repeat
this operation.
To display the next 9 or 12 tracks
Press NEXT. The first frame of tracks 10
through 18 (or 13 through 24) are displayed.
Locating a section within
a track
–– Track Digest
You can have the CD player divide a VIDEO
CD track into either 9 or 12 different sections
and display the first scene of each section on
the TV screen. This might be useful when
playing discs with few track divisions, such
as movies.
This function cannot be used during menu
playback of VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).
When there are more tracks in the disc,
“+” appears in the upper right corner of
the TV screen.
1
Start playing the VIDEO CD track
you want.
To display previous tracks, press PREV.
2
Press SPECIAL MENU.
3
Press 4 to select “4) TRACK
DIGEST.”
To switch to the digest of another
disc during disc digest
Press D. SKIP during disc digest.
The current track is divided into 9
sections (in default setting) and the first
frame of each section is displayed.
The sound of the first three seconds of
each track on an audio CD plays, but
there is no sound when using a VIDEO
CD.
To use disc digest with VIDEO CDs
with PBC functions (Ver. 2.0)
Select “3) DISC DIGEST” before you start
playing the VIDEO CD, to light the PBC OFF
indicator and play without PBC functions.
Tips
• In step 2, you can select tracks even if they have
not been displayed yet. Use the numeric buttons
to select the track you want.
• In step 2, you can play the track you want
immediately after the first frame is displayed by
pressing CD (.
Current track number
TRACK 1 DIGEST
Notes
• Video images will not be shown for audio CDs.
• The play mode automatically switches to normal
mode if you start disc digest during Shuffle or
Program Play.
4
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
Press the numeric buttons to select
the section you want.
Playback starts from a point near the
selected frame.
To stop playback
Press p.
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Locating a specific part of a disc
(continued)
To switch to a 12 frame display
You can switch the digest display from 9 to 12
frames.
1 Press SPECIAL MENU.
2 Press 5.
3 Proceed with steps 2 and 3 of “Locating a
section within a track”. The track is divided
into 12 sections and the first frame of each
section is displayed.
To switch back to the 9 frame display, repeat
this operation.
To switch to the digest of another
track during track digest
Press PREV or NEXT during track digest;
however, this does not work during Shuffle
Play or Program Play.
Resuming playback
from the point you
stopped a VIDEO CD
–– Resume Play
The unit memorizes the point where you
stopped the VIDEO CD so you can resume
from that point. Resume play is not cancelled
when you turn off the system.
Note that resume play is not available when
playing an audio CD.
(Power)
1
2
To use track digest with VIDEO
CDs with PBC functions (Ver. 2.0)
Select “4) TRACK DIGEST” before you start
playing the VIDEO CD, to light the PBC OFF
indicator and play without PBC functions.
Tips
• In step 3, you can select sections even if they have
not been displayed yet.
Use the numeric buttons to select the track you
want.
• In step 3, you can play the section you want
immediately after the first frame is displayed by
pressing CD (.
Note
Tracks less than 40 seconds long may be divided
into fewer than 12 sections.
CD (
p
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1
2
While playing a VIDEO CD, press p
to stop playback.
Setting the sharpness
“RESUME” appears on your TV screen.
If “RESUME” does not appear, Resume
Play is not available.
–– Active Picture
Press CD (P (or CD ( on the
remote).
The player starts playback from the
point you stopped the VIDEO CD in step
1.
This function emphasizes the outline of the
picture to create a sharper image.
(Power)
ACTIVE
z To view from the beginning of the
VIDEO CD
When “RESUME” appears in the display, press
p, then press CD (P (or CD ().
Notes
• Resume Play is not available in the Digest,
Shuffle, or Program Play modes.
• Depending on where you stopped the VIDEO
CD, the player may resume playback from a
different point.
• The point at which you stopped playback is
cleared when:
– you press number buttons, PLAY MODE, or p.
– you press DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE (or D.SKIP
on the remote).
– you press SPECIAL MENU.
– you turn the jog dial.
– you remove the VIDEO CD.
– you unplug the unit’s AC power cord.
ACTIVE
/ Press ACTIVE so that “ACTIVE
PICTURE” appears in the display.
To cancel
Press ACTIVE again to display “ACTIVE OFF”.
Notes
• The active picture function is not available when
playing audio CDs.
• “ACTIVE OFF” is selected automatically when
you turn the system off.
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Playing the CD tracks
repeatedly
–– Repeat Play
This function lets you repeat a single CD or
all CDs in normal play, Shuffle Play and
Program Play.
(Power)
PLAY MODE
REPEAT
/ Press REPEAT during playback
until “REPEAT” appears in the
display.
Repeat Play starts. Do the following
procedure to change the repeat mode.
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To repeat
Press
All the tracks on
the current CD
PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “1 DISC”
appears in the display.
All the tracks on
all CDs
PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “ALL DISCS” appears
in the display.
Only one track
REPEAT repeatedly until
“REPEAT 1” appears in the
display while playing the
track you want to repeat.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT so that “REPEAT” or
“REPEAT 1” disappears from the display.
Playing the CD tracks
in random order
–– Shuffle Play
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” or “PROGRAM” disappears
from the display. The tracks continue playing
in their original order.
To select a desired CD
You can play all the tracks on one CD or all
CDs in random order.
Press DISC 1~3.
Tips
(Power)
1
DISC 1~3
3 2
• You can start Shuffle Play during normal play by
pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
“SHUFFLE”.
• To skip a track, turn the jog dial clockwise (or
press + on the remote).
Jog dial
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display, then
place a CD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“1 DISC SHUFFLE ” or “ALL DISCS
SHUFFLE” appears in the display.
“ALL DISCS” shuffles all the CDs in the
player. “1 DISC” shuffles the CD whose
DISC indicator is green.
3
Press CD (P.
“J” appears and then all the tracks play
in random order.
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Programming the CD
tracks
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display, then
place a CD.
–– Program Play
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
3
Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons to
select a CD.
4
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
You can make a program of up to 32 tracks
from all the CDs in the order you want them
to be played.
(Power)
3
1
7
Disc number
Total playing time
(including selected track)
SYNC
VOLUME
ALL 1 DISCS PROGRAM
SHUFFLE REPEAT 1
STEP
ß
Track number
5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The track is programmed. The program
step number appears, followed by the
total playing time.
p
4 5
6
To program additional tracks,
repeat steps 3 to 5.
Skip step 3 to select tracks from the
same disc.
7
Press CD (P.
2
All the tracks play in the order you
selected.
VOL +/–
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To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
Playing CDs without
interruption
To
Press
–– CD Non-Stop Play
Check the
program
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly. After the last
track, “CHECK END”
appears.
Clear a track from
the end
CLEAR on the remote in
stop mode.
Clear a specific
track
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly until the
number of the track to be
erased lights up, then press
CLEAR.
Add a track to the
program
1 Select the disc tray with a
DISC 1~3 button.
2 Select the track by
turning the jog dial.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
Clear the entire
program
p once in stop mode or
twice while playing.
You can play CDs without pausing between
tracks.
You cannot use this function with VIDEO
CDs.
(Power)
1
2
3
Tips
• The program you made remains in the CD player
even after it has been played back. Press CD
(P to play the same program again.
• If “--.--” appears instead of the total playing time
during programming, this means:
– you have programmed a track number
which exceeds 20.
– the total playing time has exceeded 100 minutes.
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display, then
place a CD.
2
Press CD NON-STOP to light the
indicator.
“NON-STOP PLAY” appears in the
display.
3
Press CD (P.
To cancel Non-Stop Play
Press CD NON-STOP so that the indicator
goes out and “NON-STOP OFF” appears in
the display.
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The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape
manually
4
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
You can record from CD, tape, or radio as
you like. For example, you can record just the
songs you want or record from the middle of
the tape. The recording level is adjusted
automatically.
5
Press P PAUSE.
(Power)
2
p
DOLBY NR
Recording starts.
6
1 4
Start playing the source to be
recorded.
To
Press
Stop recording
p.
Pause recording P PAUSE.
Tips
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
TAPE B 9 to light its indicator after pressing r
REC.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR” appears after pressing r REC.
• When recording from a CD, you can use the jog
dial to select tracks during rec pause mode (after
pressing r REC in step 3 and before pressing P
PAUSE in step 5).
5
3
1
Insert a blank tape into deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
the source you want to record (e.g.,
CD) appears.
3
Press r REC.
Deck B stands by for recording. The
indicator on TAPE B ( (for front side)
lights up.
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1
Place a CD and insert a blank tape
into deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
3
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
This function cannot be used during menu
playback of VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).
4
4
(Power) 2 DOLBY NR 11, EDIT 1
Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons to
select a CD.
5
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
Recording a CD by
specifying track order
— Program Edit
You can record tracks from all the CDs in the
order you want. When programming, make
sure the playing times for each side do not
exceed the length of one side of the tape.
3,
Disc number
Total playing time
(including selected track)
SYNC
VOLUME
ALL 1 DISCS PROGRAM
SHUFFLE REPEAT 1
STEP
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Track number
6
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The track is programmed. The program
step number appears, followed by the
total playing time.
7
p
5 6
To program additional tracks to be
recorded on side A, repeat steps 4 to
6.
Skip step 4 to select tracks from the same
disc.
10 12
8
Press P on the remote to insert a
pause at the end of side A.
“P” appears in the display and the total
playing time resets to “0.00” in the
display.
CHECK
EDIT
8
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Recording a CD by specifying track
order (continued)
Selecting tape length
automatically
9
—Tape Select Edit
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for tracks from
the same disc or steps 4 to 6 for
tracks from another disc to program
the remaining tracks to be recorded
on side B.
10 Press CD SYNC.
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback. The
indicator on TAPE B ( (for front side)
lights up.
11 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
You can check the most suitable tape length
for recording a CD. Note that you cannot use
Tape Select Edit for discs containing over 20
tracks.
1
Insert a CD.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
3
Press EDIT once.
The required tape length for the
currently selected CD appears, followed
by the total playing time for side A and
side B respectively.
12 Press P PAUSE.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press p.
To check the order
Press CHECK on the remote repeatedly. After
the last track, “CHECK END” appears.
To cancel Program Edit
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
Tip
When you want to reduce the hiss noise in low-level
high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so that
“DOLBY NR” appears after pressing CD SYNC.
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Note
You cannot use this function after programming.
In order to use this function, you must first cancel
the program by pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears from
the display.
DJ Effects
Looping part of a CD
Flashing part of a CD
— CD Loop
— CD Flash
With the loop function, you can repeat part of
a CD during playback. This lets you create
original recordings.
With the flash function, you can “flash” the
CD sound during playback. This lets you
create original recordings.
You cannot use this function with VIDEO
CDs.
You cannot use this function with VIDEO
CDs.
(Power) CD LOOP
(Power) CD FLASH
Jog dial
/ Press and hold CD LOOP during
playback at the point you want to
start the Loop function, and release
to resume normal play.
Jog dial
/ Press and hold CD FLASH during
playback at the point you want to
start the Flash function, and release
to resume normal play.
To adjust the loop length
To adjust the flash length
Turn the jog dial while holding CD LOOP (or
press SELECT 4 or $ while holding CD
LOOP on the remote) to select different loop
lengths (LOOP 1~20).
Turn the jog dial while holding CD FLASH
(or press SELECT 4 or $ while holding CD
FLASH on the remote) to select different flash
lengths (FLASH 1~20).
To use LOOP and FLASH together
Press and hold both CD LOOP and CD
FLASH at the same time.
Notes
• The loop and flash length cannot be adjusted
during this operation. Adjust the loop and flash
lengths independently beforehand if necessary.
• To record the flash effect, use the analog (MD
OUT) connections or this unit’s tape deck.
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Using the drum pads
/ Tap drum PAD A or B to produce
With the drum pads, you can add percussion
during playback. This effect can be used with
any source, to create original recordings.
To change the drum sound
(Power)
BEAT
LEVEL
Jog dial
the respective sound.
Turn the jog dial while holding PAD A or B
(or press SELECT 4 or $ while holding PAD
A or B on the remote) to select the sound you
desire. You can select from a variety of
different drum sounds. The name of the
drum sound appears in the display.
.
KICK
<
SNARE
<
•
•
•
>
The sound you select will be stored in pad A
or B.
To create a drum roll
Hold down both PAD A and B on the front
panel. “CHAIN” appears in the display and
you hear the sound of both pads. Turn the jog
dial counterclockwise to hear only PAD A or
clockwise for PAD B.
To adjust the volume of the pads
PAD A
PAD B
Press BEAT LEVEL repeatedly to select the
level you desire. Each time you press the
button the level changes as follows:
LEVEL 1 / LEVEL 2 / LEVEL 3
/ LEVEL MAX / LEVEL 1 . . .
PAD A
PAD B
SPEED “/”
SELECT 4/$
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/ Press BEAT ON/OFF during
Using the beat
functions
playback at the point you want to
start the beat.
The button’s indicator lights up.
With the beat functions, you can enjoy a
variety of rhythms. They can be used with
any source, to create original recordings.
(Power)
BEAT
LEVEL
Jog dial
To change the speed
Turn the jog dial while holding BEAT SPEED
(or press SPEED “ or ” on the remote) to
select the speed you desire (BPM 60~160).
To change the beat pattern
Turn the jog dial while holding BEAT
SELECT (or press SELECT 4 or $ on the
remote) to select the pattern you desire. The
name of the beat pattern appears in the
display.
.
8 BEAT 1
<
•
•
•
<
SLAM
>
To cancel the beat
Press BEAT ON/OFF. Make sure the
button’s indicator turns off.
To change the beat volume
BEAT
BEAT BEAT BEAT
ON/OFF SELECT SPEED JAM
AUTO BPM
Press BEAT LEVEL repeatedly to select the
level you desire. Each time you press the
button the level changes as follows:
LEVEL 1 / LEVEL 2 / LEVEL 3
/ LEVEL MAX / LEVEL 1 . . .
Tips
BEAT ON/OFF
SPEED “/”
• You can use the drum pads and the beat function
together.
• Press DEMO while the power is on to hear all
drum sounds and beat patterns played repeatedly.
Press any key (except BEAT LEVEL) to stop.
SELECT 4/$
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Using the BEAT JAM
function
Using the AUTO BPM
function
This function automatically synchronizes the
sounds of PAD A and B with the sound
source.
This function automatically synchronizes the
rhythm of the current beat pattern with the
sound source.
1
Start playing a source.
1
Start playing a source.
2
Press BEAT JAM repeatedly to
select the jam mode you desire.
2
Select a beat pattern.
The button’s indicator lights up. Every
time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
.
PAD MODE
.
RANDOM MODE
.
JAM OFF
(See “To change the beat pattern” on
page 45.)
3
Press BEAT ON/OFF to stop the
beat function.
4
Press AUTO BPM.
The button’s indicator blinks orange
while measuring the source’s BPM. Once
measured, the indicator lights green.
5
PAD MODE
This mode emphasizes the rhythm of the
source by playing the sound stored at PAD A
in sync with the bass and playing the sound
stored at PAD B in sync with the treble.
RANDOM MODE
This mode emphasizes the rhythm of the
source by playing random sounds (from the
drum pad library) in sync with source.
Listen to the sound source and press
BEAT ON/OFF at the downbeat.
The rhythm of the beat pattern starts in
sync with the source.
Tip
If the downbeat of the rhythm does not match the
source, press BEAT ON/OFF to turn the beat off.
Then, in time with the source, press BEAT ON/OFF
again to restart the beat.
Notes
Note
BEAT JAM cannot be used at the same time as the
BEAT (BEAT ON) function. When BEAT JAM is
turned ON, BEAT turns OFF automatically.
Likewise, when the BEAT is turned ON, BEAT JAM
turns OFF automatically.
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• AUTO BPM may not work with certain songs
(such as those with varying tempos). In such cases,
the AUTO BPM indicator continues blinking
orange and “AUTO BPM NG” appears in the
display.
• The amount of time required to measure a song’s
BPM (after pressing AUTO BPM) varies for each
song.
• AUTO BPM stops automatically when it
encounters a blank of (or greater than) 1.5 seconds.
It will, however, resume automatically when the
music begins again.
• AUTO BPM stops automatically when you turn
the jog dial while holding BEAT SPEED.
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass, create a more
powerful sound, and listen with headphones.
(Power)
GROOVE
Notes
• With some songs, the music will sound distorted
when you use the DBFB system with the graphic
equalizer if the bass is too strong. Adjust the bass
slowly while listening to music so that you can
monitor the effect of the adjustment.
• Cancelling GROOVE sets DBFB to “DBFB
”
and flattens the equalizer curve. To cancel the
DBFB level, press DBFB until the indication
disappears. Adjust the equalization to obtain the
effect you desire.
To listen through the headphones
Connect the headphones to PHONES jack. No
sound will come from the speakers.
Note
If you have connected a super woofer, please note
that sound comes from the super woofer even when
the headphones are connected. Turn off the power
of the super woofer when using headphones.
DBFB
PHONES
To reinforce bass (DBFB)
Press DBFB*.
Every time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
n DBFB NORMAL (DBFB
µ
DBFB HIGH (DBFB
µ
DBFB OFF (off)
)
)
* DBFB = Dynamic Bass Feedback
For a powerful sound (GROOVE)
Press GROOVE. The volume switches to
power mode, DBFB is automatically set to
full strength, the equalizer curve changes,
and the “GROOVE” button lights up. Press
GROOVE again to return to the previous
volume.
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Selecting the audio
emphasis
To cancel the effect
Press EFFECT on the front panel (or the
remote) repeatedly so that “EFFECT OFF”
appears in the display.
Music menu options
The audio emphasis menu lets you select the
sound characteristic according to the sound
you are listening to.
“SUR
” appears if you select an effect
with surround effects.
The personal file function (see “Making a
personal audio emphasis file”) lets you store
your own effects.
Effect
For
ROCK
POP
JAZZ
DANCE
SOUL
Standard music sources
ACTION
ROMANCE
SF
DRAMA
SPORTS
Soundtracks
and special listening
situations
SHOOTING
RACING
RPG
BATTLE
ADVENTURE
Video games
P FILE 1~5
Personal file
(Power)
1
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To change the spectrum analyzer
display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select one of the
displays below.
DISPLAY EFFECT
1
Press FILE SELECT.
The last effect chosen appears in the
display.
2
Pattern 1
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
ß
(Changes with music)
Use the jog dial to select the preset
you desire.
Pattern 2
The preset name appears in the display.
See the chart “Music menu options”.
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
3
ß
Press ENTER/NEXT.
Note
The spectrum analyzer display changes each time
you cycle through the information display (i.e.,
function n clock n effect).
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Selecting surround
effects
Adjusting the graphic
equalizer
You can enjoy surround effects.
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the levels of specific frequency
ranges.
(Power)
SURROUND
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
(Power)
2 4 6
SURROUND
3
/ Press SURROUND repeatedly to
select the surround effect you
desire.
Every time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
)
SURROUND ON (SUR
<
SURROUND OFF (off)
1
Select the audio emphasis you want
for your basic sound (see “Selecting
the audio emphasis”).
2
Press GEQ CONTROL.
3
Press + or – repeatedly to select a
frequency band.
Tip
If you want to memorize the effect, store it into a
personal file (see “Making a personal audio
emphasis file”).
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
ß
Note
When you choose other sound effects, the surround
effects will be canceled.
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Adjusting the graphic equalizer
(continued)
4
Making a personal
audio emphasis file
Turn the jog dial to adjust level.
— Personal file
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
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5
Repeat steps 3 and 4.
6
Press ENTER/NEXT when finished.
Note
You can create a personal file of audio
patterns (surround effect and graphic
equalizer) and store them in the memory of
the unit. Later call up an audio pattern to
play a favorite tape, CD, or radio program.
Create up to five audio files.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
(Power)
234
If you choose another menu audio emphasis (other
than “EFFECT OFF”) the adjusted sound effect is
lost. To retain the adjusted sound effect for future
use, store it in a personal file. (See “Making a
personal audio emphasis file”.)
1
Obtain the sound effect you want by
using the graphic equalizer and
surround effect.
2
Press P FILE MEMORY.
The personal file number appears in the
display.
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
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3
Use the jog dial to select the file
number (P FILE) where you want to
store the sound effect.
4
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The adjusted sound effects are stored
under the selected file number. The
settings previously stored at this
memory location are erased and
replaced by the new settings.
Switching the
speaker formation
–Sonic formation
You can select from four speaker formations
depending on your listening situation.
(Power)
SONIC FORMATION
To call up the personal file
1 Press FILE SELECT.
2 Use the jog dial to select the personal file
you desire.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
/ Press SONIC FORMATION
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears in the display.
n
As you press SONIC FORMATION*, the
mode changes as follows:
NORMAL n WHISPER n LINK
FRONT ONLY N
* The button’s indicator lights up when
you select NORMAL, WHISPER, or
LINK.
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Switching the speaker formation
(continued)
NORMAL mode
The surround speakers provide reverberation
and reflective sound effects that emphasize
the sound from the front speakers.
FRONT
SPEAKER (L)
SURROUND
SPEAKER (L)
FRONT
SPEAKER (R)
LINK mode
The same sound is output from the front
speakers and surround speakers. For
instance, when you want to listen to the same
sound in two rooms, it is suitable to set the
front speakers and the surround speakers in
each room.
FRONT
SPEAKER
(L)
FRONT
SURROUND SURROUND
SPEAKER
SPEAKER SPEAKER
(R)
(L) (R)
SURROUND
SPEAKER (R)
FRONT ONLY (stereo) mode
WHISPER mode
The sound from the front speakers is cut off
and output from the surround speaker with
its sound decreased. For instance, when you
want to listen to the sound in bed, it is
suitable to set the surround speakers on
either side of the bed.
FRONT
SPEAKER (L)
SURROUND
SPEAKER (L)
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No sound is output from the surround
speakers. Sound comes from the front
speakers only.
FRONT
SPEAKER
(L)
FRONT SURROUND SURROUND
SPEAKER SPEAKER
SPEAKER
(L) (R)
(R)
FRONT
SPEAKER (R)
SURROUND
SPEAKER (R)
Note
Do not place the surround speakers on top of a TV.
This may cause distortion of the colors in the TV
screen.
Other Features
Mixing and recording
sounds
You can “mix” sounds by playing one of the
components and singing or speaking into a
microphone (not supplied). The mixed
sounds can be recorded on a tape.
(Power)
2
p
5 1
To stop recording
Press p.
Tips
• If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the
microphone away from the speakers or change the
direction of the microphone.
• If you want to record your voice through the
microphone only, you can do so by selecting the
CD function and not playing a CD.
• When high level sound signals are input, the unit
automatically adjusts the recording level to
prevent distortion of the recorded sound signal
(Auto Level Control function).
Notes
• If you press EFFECT or recall a sound effect, the
karaoke mode is cancelled.
• The instrumental sound may be reduced as well as
the singer’s voice when the sound is recorded in
monaural.
• The singer’s voice may not be reduced when:
- only a few instruments are playing.
- a duet is being played.
- the source has strong echoes or chorus.
- the singer’s voice deviates from the center.
- the voice on the source is singing in high
soprano or tenor.
EFFECT
4
3
1
Do the above steps 1 to 5. Then,
insert a tape in deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select the source you desire and set
it to pause mode.
3
Press r REC.
4
Press P PAUSE.
Recording starts.
5
Press CD (P to start playing the
CD player (or TAPE A ( for tape
deck A).
Playback starts. Start singing along with
the music.
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Falling asleep to
music
Waking up to music
— Sleep Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time
every day. Make sure you have set the clock
(see “Step 2: Setting the time”).
— Wake-up Timer
You can let the system turn off at the preset
time, so you can sleep to the music. You can
preset the time to be turned off by 10 minutes.
9
2
TIMER
SELECT
SLEEP
/ Press SLEEP.
Every time you press the button, the
minute display (the turn-off time)
changes as follows:
AUTO n 90MIN n 80MIN n 70MIN
n … n 10MIN n OFF n AUTO …
When you choose “AUTO”
The power turns off when the current CD or
tape finishes playback (for up to 100
minutes).
To check the remaining time
3
1
Press SLEEP once.
4,5,6,7,8
Prepare the music source you want
to play.
• CD: Insert a CD. To start from a
specific track, make a program (see
“Programming the CD tracks”).
• Tape: Insert an tape with the side you
want to play facing forward.
• Radio: Tune in the preset station you
want (see “Step 3: Presetting radio
stations”).
To change the time to turn off
Select the time you want by pressing SLEEP.
To cancel the Sleep Timer function
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
2
Adjust the volume.
3
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
“SET (DAILY 1)” appears.
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4
Turn jog dial to select DAILY 1 or 2,
then press ENTER/NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
1 2 REC SLEEP
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select the respective mode (DAILY 1 or
DAILY 2), then press ENTER/NEXT.
To change the setting, start over from step 1.
To cancel the timer operation
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
ß
5
To check the setting
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “TIMER OFF”, then press ENTER/
NEXT.
Set the time to start playback.
Tip
Turn jog dial to set the hour, then press
ENTER/NEXT.
The minute indication starts flashing.
The power turns on 15 seconds before the preset
time.
1 2 REC SLEEP
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
ß
Turn jog dial to set the minute, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The hour indication flashes again.
6
Set the time to stop playback
following the above procedure.
7
Turn jog dial until the music source
you want appears.
The indications change as follows:
n TUNER ˜ CD PLAY N
n TAPE PLAY N
8
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The type of timer (DAILY 1 or DAILY 2),
followed by the start time, stop time and
the music source, appears, then the
original display appears.
9
Turn off the power.
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Timer-recording radio
programs
4
Set the time to start recording.
Turn the jog dial to set the hour, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The minute indication starts flashing.
1 2 REC SLEEP
To timer-record, you must preset the radio
station (see “Step 3: Presetting radio
stations”) and set the clock (see “Step 2:
Setting the time”) beforehand.
7
TIMER
SELECT
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
ß
Turn the jog dial to set the minute, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The hour indication flashes again.
6
5
Set the time to stop recording
following the above procedure.
The start time appears, followed by the
stop time, the preset radio station to be
recorded (e.g., “TUNER FM 5”), then the
original display appears.
6
Insert a blank tape into deck B.
7
Turn off the power.
When the recording starts, the volume
level is set to the minimum.
To check the setting
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “REC”, then press ENTER/NEXT.
2
To change the setting, start over from step 1.
3,4,5
To cancel the timer operation
1
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to the radio”).
2
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “TIMER OFF”, then press ENTER/
NEXT.
Note
If the power is on at the preset time, the recording
will not be made.
“SET (DAILY 1)” appears.
3
Turn jog dial to select REC, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
1 2 REC SLEEP
VOLUME
ALL DISCS
ß
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Additional Information
Precautions
Notes on CDs
Before operating the system, check that the
operating voltage of your system is identical with
the voltage of your local power supply.
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the CD from the center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static
spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
On safety
Cleaning the cabinet
• 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 cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
component, unplug the stereo system and have
the component checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• The AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
On placement
Tab of side B
On operating voltage
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.
Detector slots
Tab of side A
• Place the stereo system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the stereo
system.
• Do not place the unit in an inclined position.
• Do not place the unit in locations where it is;
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
— Subject to direct sunlight
On operation
• If the stereo 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 CD and leave
the system turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any discs.
Side A
Break off the
cassette tab of
side A
If you later want to reuse the tape for recording,
cover the broken tab with adhesive tape. However,
be careful not to cover the detector slots which allow
the tape player to automatically detect the type of
tape.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your stereo system, please consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Detector slots
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Precautions (continued)
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 etc.
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Cleaning the tape heads
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
When the tape heads become dirty;
— the sound is distorted
— there is a decrease in sound level
— the sound drops out
— the tape does not erase completely
— the tape does not record
Make sure to clean the tape heads before you start
an important recording or after playing an old tape.
Use separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning
cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the
cleaning cassette.
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Demagnetize the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape every 20 to 30 hours of
use with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette.
For details, refer to the instructions of the
demagnetizing cassette.
In case color irregularity is
observed on nearby a TV screen.
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 color irregularity is observed…
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15 to
30 minutes.
If color irregularity is observed
again…
Place the speakers farther away from the TV set.
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problem using this stereo
system, use the following check list.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and the speakers are connected
correctly and firmly.
Should any problem persist, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
The display starts flashing as soon as you
plug in the power cord even though you
haven’t turned on the power
(demonstration mode).
•Press DEMO when the power is turned
off.
The demonstration mode appears
automatically the first time you plug in
the power cord. If there is a power outage
lasting longer than half a day, redo the
following:
— Clock setting (see “Step 2: Setting the
time”)
— Preset stations (see “Step 3: Presetting
radio stations”)
— Timer settings (see “Waking up to
music” and “Timer-recording radio
programs”).
There is no sound.
•Rotate VOLUME clockwise.
•The headphones are connected.
•Insert only the stripped portion of the
speaker cord into the SPEAKER jack.
Inserting the vinyl portion of the speaker
cord will obstruct the speaker
connections.
There is severe hum or noise.
•A TV or VCR is placed too close to the
stereo system. Move the stereo system
away from the TV or VCR.
The sound from the connected source is
distorted.
•If “VIDEO” appears in the display when
you press FUNCTION, switch the display
to “MD”.
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“12:00” flashes in the display.
•A power interruption occurred. Set the
clock and timer settings again.
The timer does not function.
•Set the clock correctly.
DAILY 1, DAILY 2, and REC do not appear
when you press the TIMER SELECT button.
•Set the timer correctly.
•Set the clock.
The remote does not function.
•There is an obstacle between the remote
and the system.
•The remote is not pointing in the
direction of the system’s sensor.
•The batteries have run down. Replace the
batteries.
There is acoustic feedback.
•Decrease the volume level.
•Move the microphone away form the
speakers or change the direction of the
microphone.
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.
Speakers
Sound comes from one channel or
unbalanced left and right volume.
•Check the speaker connection and
speaker placement.
Video CD/CD Player
There is no picture.
•Check that the player is connected
securely.
•Make sure you operate the TV correctly.
•Make sure you set the SYSTEM SELECT
correctly, according to your TV (color)
system.
•Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
is displayed.
An after image of the last picture remains
on the screen, or the picture is unclear.
•Press ACTIVE repeatedly until “ACTIVE
OFF” appears.
The CD tray does not close.
•The CD is not placed properly.
The CD will not play.
•The CD is not lying flat in the disc tray.
•The CD is dirty.
•The CD is inserted label side down.
•Moisture condensation has built up.
Remove the CD and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
Play does not start from the first track.
•The player is in program or shuffle mode.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappear.
“OVER” is displayed.
•You have reached the end of the CD.
Press 0 to return.
There is no sound from the surround
speakers.
•Press SONIC FORMATION repeatedly to
select a mode other than “FRONT
ONLY”.
There is no sound from the front speakers.
•Press SONIC FORMATION repeatedly to
select a mode other than “WHISPER”.
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Sound lacks bass.
•Check that the speaker’s + and – jacks are
connected correctly.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Tape Deck
The tape does not record.
•No tape in the cassette holder.
•The tab has been removed from the
cassette (see “To save a tape
permanently” on page 57).
•The tape has reeled to the end.
The tape does not record nor play or there
is a decrease in sound level.
•The heads are dirty. Clean them (see
“Cleaning the tape heads” on page 58).
•The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
58).
The tape does not erase completely.
•The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
58).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the
sound drops out.
•The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty.
Clean them (see “Cleaning the tape
heads” on page 58).
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
•The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
58).
After pressing ( (9) or §, there is a
mechanical noise, “EJECT” appears in the
display, and the unit enters standby mode
automatically.
• The cassette tape was not inserted
correctly. Eject the tape and turn the
power back on.
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Tuner
Severe hum or noise (“TUNED” or
“STEREO” flashes in the display).
•Adjust the antenna.
•The signal strength is too weak. Connect
the external antenna.
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
•Press STEREO/MONO so that “STEREO”
appears.
If other troubles not described
above occur, reset the system as
follows:
1 Unplug the power cord.
2 Plug the power cord back in.
3 Press p, ENTER/NEXT, and
same time.
4 Press
to turn on the power.
at the
The system is reset to the factory settings. All
the settings you made, such as the preset
stations, clock, and timer are cleared. You
should set them again.
Specifications
VIDEO CD/CD player section
System
Laser
Amplifier section
The following measured at AC 120, 220, 240 V
50/60Hz
DIN power output (rated)
105 + 105 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
130 + 130 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Peak music power output (reference)
2000 watts
Inputs
VIDEO (AUDIO) IN (phono jacks):
voltage 250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
MD IN (phono jacks):
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
MIC 1/2 (phone jack):
sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
Outputs
MD OUT (phono jacks):
voltage 250 mV
impedance 1 kilohms
VIDEO OUT (phono jack):max. output level
1Vp-p, unbalanced,
Sync negative, load
impedance 75 ohms
S-VIDEO OUT (4-pin/mini-DIN jack):
Y: 1Vp-p, unbalanced,
Sync negative,
C: 0.286Vp-p,
load impedance 75 ohms
PHONES (stereo phone jack):
accepts headphones of 8
ohms or more
SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 8 to
16 ohms
SURROUND SPEAKER: accepts impedance of 16
ohms
SUPER WOOFER:
Voltage 1 V, impedance 1
kilohm
Laser output
Wavelength
Frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio
Dynamic range
Video
Color system format
Compact disc and digital
audio and video system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
Max. 44.6 µW*
*This output is the value
measured at a distance of
200 mm from the
objective lens surface on
the Optical Pick-up Block
with 7 mm aperture.
780 – 790 nm
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
More than 90 dB
More than 90 dB
NTSC, PAL
CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT
(Square optical connector jack, rear panel)
Wavelength
600 nm
Output Level
–18 dBm
Tape player section
Recording system
Frequency response
(DOLBY NR OFF)
Wow and flutter
4-track 2-channel stereo
40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE I
cassette
40 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE II
cassette
±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
2 band models:
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
3 band (FM–MW–SW) models:
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
Antenna
FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals
75 ohm unbalanced
Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz
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Specifications (continued)
General
AM tuner section
Power requirements
Thai and Chinese models: 220 V AC, 50/60 Hz
120 V, 220 V or 230 - 240 V
Other models:
AC, 50/60 Hz Adjustable
with voltage selector
Tuning range
2 Band type:
3 Band type:
MW:
SW:
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9
kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at 10
kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9
kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at 10
kHz)
5.95 – 17.90 MHz
(with the interval set at 5
kHz)
AM loop antenna
External antenna terminal
450 kHz
Speaker
Front Speaker (SS-V818)
Speaker system
4-way, 5-unit,
bass-reflex type,
magnetically shielded
type
Speaker units
Woofer:
17 cm, cone type
Centre Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type
Side Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type x2
Super Tweeter:
2 cm, dome type
Nominal impedance
8 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 230 x 365 x 320
mm
Mass
Approx. 5.5 kg net per
speaker
Surround Speaker (SS-SR110)
Speaker system
1-way, 1-unit,
bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Full-range:
8 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance
16 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 230 x 85 x 215
mm
Mass
Approx. 1.0 kg net per
speaker
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Power consumption:
280 watts
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 280 x 365 x 405
mm
Mass:
Approx. 11.9 kg
Supplied accessories:
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote RM-SV88 (1)
Batteries (2)
FM lead antenna (1)
Speaker cords (4)
Video cable (1)
Front speaker pads (8)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Glossary
Auto Pause
An automatically pauses according to the
signal encoded on the disc while playing a
VIDEO CD. If the CD player does not resume
play for a long time, press CD ( to resume
play manually.
Menu Playback
Playback using the menu screens recorded on
VIDEO CDs with PBC functions. You can
enjoy simple interactive software using the
menu playback function.
Playback Control (PBC)
Signals encoded on VIDEO CDs (Version 2.0)
to control playback.
By using menu screens recorded on VIDEO
CDs with PBC functions, you can enjoy
playing simple interactive software, software
with search functions, and so on.
VIDEO CD
A compact disc which contains moving
pictures.
VIDEO CDs contain compact picture
information using the MPEG 1 format, one of
the world wide standards of digital compact
technology. The picture information is
compressed about 120 times. Consequently, a
12 cm VIDEO CD can contain up to 74
minutes of moving pictures.
VIDEO CDs also contain compact audio
information. Sounds outside the range of
human hearing are compressed while the
sounds we can hear are not compressed.
VIDEO CDs can hold six times the audio
information of conventional audio CDs.
There are two versions for VIDEO CDs:
Version 1.1 (VIDEO CDs without PBC
functions):
You can play only moving pictures and
sounds.
Version 2.0 (VIDEO CDs with PBC functions):
You can play still pictures and enjoy PBC
functions.
This player can play to both versions.
When you select a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions on this player, the PBC indicator
lights up.
Track
Sections of a picture or a music piece on disc.
Each track is assigned a track number to help
you locate the track you want.
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H, I, J
Index
A
Active Picture 35
Adjusting
the audio emphasis 48
the on-screen display
28~30
the operating voltage 6
the sound 47
the volume 15, 17, 19
Antennas 5, 12
Auto BPM 46
Automatic Source Selection
15, 17, 20
B
M
CD player 26~39, 41
CD Synchro Recording 18
Clock setting 8
Connecting. See Hooking up
E
Edit 42
F, G
Flash 43
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Karaoke
adjusting the key 25
adjusting the
microphone echo 25
reducing the vocals
(KARAOKE PON) 24
singing along with a
multiplex CD or tape
(MPX R/MPX L) 24
Lock Search 15, 17
Loop 43
C
Digest
disc 32
track 33
Display 27, 28
Drum pads 44
K
L
Batteries 7
Beat functions 45
Beat Jam 46
D
Hooking up
optional components 10
the antennas 5, 12
the power 6
the system 4
Microphone mixing 53
N
Normal Play 14, 16
O
One Touch Play 15, 17, 20
P, Q
Pads. See Drum pads
Personal file 50
Playing
a CD/VIDEO CD 14, 16
a preset radio station 19
a tape 21
tracks in random order
(Shuffle Play) 37
tracks in the desired
order (Program Play) 38
tracks repeatedly
(Repeat Play) 36
Presetting radio stations 9
Preset tuning 19
Program Play 38
Protecting recordings 57
R
Radio stations
presetting 9
tuning in 19
Recording
a CD/VIDEO CD 18
a radio program 20
timer recording 56
Repeat Play 36
Resetting the system 60
S
Saving recordings 57
Searching
Scene search 31
Time search 32
Selecting
the audio emphasis 48
the color system 6
Setting the time 8
Shuffle Play 37
Sleep Timer 54
Sonic formation 51
Sound adjustment 47
Speakers 4, 11
Special menu 30
T, U
Timer
falling asleep to music
54
timer recording 56
waking up to music 54
Troubleshooting 58
Tuner 9, 19
Tuning interval 10, 62
V
VIDEO CD/CD player
14, 16, 18, 26~39
W, X, Y, Z
Wake-up timer 54
Sony Corporation
Printed in Indonesia