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Audio System
AM/FM/Cassette Stereo Audio
System
Your Acura’s audio system provides
clear reception on both AM and FM
bands, while the preset buttons allow
you to easily select your favorite
stations.
3.5 RL without Navigation System
The cassette system features Dolby*
noise reduction, automatic sensing of
chromium-dioxide (CrO2) tape, and
auto-reverse for continuous play.
*
Dolby noise reduction manufactured under
license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. ‘‘DOLBY’’ and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
The anti-theft feature will disable the
system if it is disconnected from the
car’s battery. To get the system
working again, you must enter a
code number (see page 156 ).
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Operating the Radio
The ignition switch must be in
ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) to
operate the audio system. Turn the
system on by pushing the PWR/
VOL knob or the AM/FM button.
Adjust the volume by turning the
knob.
The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to is displayed. To
change bands, press the AM/FM button. On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broadcasting
in stereo. ST will flash if you are driving in an area where the radio signal
is weak. Stereo reproduction on AM
is not available.
You can use any of three methods to
find radio stations on the selected
band: TUNE, SEEK, or the Preset
buttons.
TUNE − Use the TUNE knob to
tune the radio to a desired frequency.
Turn the TUNE knob to the right to
tune to a higher frequency, or to the
left to tune to a lower frequency.
Turn the knob right or left until the
display reaches the desired
frequency.
Preset − You can store the
frequencies of your favorite radio
stations in the six preset buttons.
Each button will store one frequency
on the AM band, and two
frequencies on the FM band.
SEEK − The SEEK function
searches the band for a station with
a strong signal. To activate it, push either side of the SEEK/SKIP buttons
(− or +). Push the + button to
scan up from the current frequency,
and the − button to scan down. It
stops when it finds a station with a
strong signal.
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To store a frequency:
1. Select the desired band, AM or
FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store
two frequencies with each Preset
button.
AM/FM
BUTTON
STEREO
INDICATOR
TUNE
KNOB
2. Use the TUNE or SEEK function
to tune the radio to a desired
station.
3. Pick the Preset button you want
for that station. Press the button
and hold it until you hear a beep.
PWR/VOL
KNOB
SEEK/SKIP
BUTTONS
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to store a total
of six stations on AM and twelve
on FM.
Once a station’s frequency is stored,
simply press and release the proper
Preset button to tune to it.
The preset frequencies will be lost if
your car’s battery goes dead, is
disconnected, or the radio fuse is
removed.
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PRESET BUTTONS
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AUTO SELECT − If you are
traveling far from home and can no
longer receive the stations you
preset, you can use the Auto Select
feature to find stations in the local
area.
To activate Auto Select, press the
A. SELECT button. A. SELECT will
appear in the display, and the system
will go into scan mode for several
seconds. It automatically scans both
bands, looking for stations with
strong signals. It stores the frequencies of six AM stations and twelve
FM stations in the preset buttons.
You can then use the preset buttons
to select those stations.
If you are in a remote area, Auto
Select may not find six strong AM
stations or twelve strong FM stations.
If this happens, you will see a ‘‘0’’
displayed when you press any preset
button that does not have a station
stored.
AUTO SELECT INDICATOR
AM/FM BUTTON
AUTO SELECT BUTTON
TUNE
KNOB
SEEK/SKIP
BUTTONS
PRESET BUTTONS
With Auto Select on, you cannot
manually store any frequencies in
the preset buttons. If you do not like
the stations found by Auto Select,
you can use the TUNE and SEEK
functions to find other stations.
Auto Select does not erase the
frequencies that you preset previously. When you return home, turn
off Auto Select by pressing the
A. SELECT button. The preset
buttons will then select the frequencies you originally set.
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Adjusting the Sound
Balance/Fader − These two
controls adjust the strength of the
sound coming from each speaker.
The Balance control adjusts the sideto-side strength, while the Fader
control adjusts the front-to-back
strength.
BASS/FADER
CONTROL
TREBLE/BALANCE
CONTROL
To adjust the fader, push on the
BASS/FADER control knob to get it
to pop out. Pull it out slightly farther,
and adjust the front-to-back sound to
your liking. Push the knob back in
when you are done so you cannot
change the setting by accidentally
bumping it.
Treble/Bass − Use these controls
to adjust the tone to your liking.
To adjust the balance, push on the
TREBLE/BALANCE control knob
to get it to pop out. Pull it out slightly
farther, and adjust the side-to-side
sound to your liking. Push the knob
back in when you are done so you
cannot change the setting by
accidentally bumping it.
To adjust the Treble level, push on
the TREBLE/BALANCE control
knob to get it to pop out. Without
pulling it out farther, turn the knob
to adjust the treble level. Push the
knob back in when you are done so
you cannot change the setting by
accidentally bumping it.
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To adjust the Bass level, push on the
BASS/FADER control knob to get it
to pop out. Without pulling it out
farther, turn the knob to adjust the
bass level. Push the knob back in
when you are done so you cannot
change the setting by accidentally
bumping it.
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Audio System Lighting
You can use the instrument panel
brightness control dial to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see
page 66 ). The audio system
illuminates when the parking lights
are on, even if the radio is turned off.
Radio Frequencies and Reception
For information, See page 141 .
Operating the Cassette Player
The ignition switch must be in
ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II).
Make sure the tape opening on the
cassette is facing to the right, then
insert the cassette most of the way
into the slot. The system will pull it
in the rest of the way, and begin to
play.
The tape direction indicator will light
to show you which side of the
cassette is playing. The ▲ indicates
the side you inserted facing upward
is now playing. If you want to play
the other side, press the PROG/
PLAY button.
Dolby noise reduction turns on when
you insert a cassette. If the tape was
not recorded with Dolby noise reduction, turn it off by pressing the
button.
When the system reaches the end of
the tape, it will automatically reverse
direction and play the other side. If
you want to remove the cassette
from the drive, press the EJECT
button.
If you turn the system off while a
tape is playing, either with the PWR/
VOL knob or by turning off the
ignition, the cassette will remain in
the drive. When you turn the system
back on, the tape will begin playing
where it left off.
To switch to the radio or CD
changer while listening to a tape,
press the AM/FM or CD/TAPE button. To change back to the cassette
player, press the CD/TAPE button.
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Tape Search Functions
With a cassette playing, you can use
the FF, REW, TMS, or REPEAT
function to find a desired program.
FF/REW − Fast Forward and Rewind move the tape rapidly. To rewind the tape, push the REW button.
You will see REW in the display. To
fast forward the tape, push the FF
button. You will see FF displayed.
Press the PROG/PLAY button to
take the system out of rewind or fast
forward. When the system reaches
the end of the tape, it reverses
direction and begins to play if in fast
forward, or it begins to play if in
rewind.
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AM/FM BUTTON
CASSETTE SLOT
PWR/VOL KNOB
TAPE
DIRECTION
INDICATOR
TMS INDICATOR
DOLBY INDICATOR
EJECT
BUTTON
REPEAT
INDICATOR
REPEAT
BUTTON
PROG/PLAY
BUTTON
TMS
BUTTON
REWIND
BUTTON
DOLBY BUTTON
CD/TAPE BUTTON
FAST FORWARD
BUTTON
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TMS − The Tape Music Search
Function allows you to find the beginning of a song or passage. To activate TMS, press the TMS button.
You will see TMS displayed. To find
the beginning of the song or passage
currently playing, push the REW button. You will see REW flashing in the
display as the tape rewinds. To find
the beginning of the next song, push
the FF button. You will see FF
flashing in the display as the tape
fast forwards. When the system
finds the beginning of a song or passage, it goes back to PLAY mode.
Press the TMS button again to turn
it off.
CASSETTE SLOT
PWR/VOL KNOB
TAPE
DIRECTION
INDICATOR
TMS INDICATOR
EJECT
BUTTON
REPEAT
INDICATOR
REPEAT
BUTTON
TMS BUTTON
REWIND
BUTTON
FAST FORWARD
BUTTON
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REPEAT − The Repeat function
continuously replays the current
song or passage. Press the REPEAT
button to activate it; you will see RPT
displayed as a reminder. When the
system reaches the end of the song
or passage currently playing, it will
automatically go into rewind.
When it senses the beginning of the
same song or passage, the system
returns to PLAY mode. It will
continue to repeat this same
program until you deactivate
REPEAT by pressing the button
again.
Pressing the REW or FF button also
turns off REPEAT.
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The TMS and REPEAT functions
use silent periods on the tape to find
the end of a song or passage. These
features may not work to your
satisfaction if there is almost no gap
between selections, a high noise
level between selections, or a silent
period in the middle of a selection.
Operating the CD Changer
A Compact Disc changer is standard
equipment. It holds up to six discs,
providing several hours of continuous entertainment. You operate the
CD changer with the same controls
used for the radio and cassette
player.
Caring for Cassettes
Damaged cassettes can jam inside
the drive or cause other problems.
See page 148 for information on
cassette care and protection.
To load the CDs in the magazine and
load the magazine into the CD
changer, refer to page 159 . Play only
standard round discs. Odd-shaped
CDs may jam in the drive or cause
other problems.
Do not play discs with disc
accessories such as protective seals
or rubbers. Using them may also
cause the audio system to
malfunction.
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To operate the CD changer, the ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY
(I) or ON (II).
A.SELECT INDICATOR
REPEAT INDICATOR
Select the CD mode by pressing the
CD/TAPE button. You will see ‘‘CD’’
in the display. The system will start
to play the first track of the first disc
in the magazine. You will see the
disc and track number displayed.
When that disc ends, the next disc in
the magazine is loaded and played.
After the last disc finishes, the
system returns to disc 1.
To select a different disc, press the
appropriate preset button (1−6). If
you select an empty slot in the
magazine, the changer will, after
finding that slot empty, try to load
the CD in the next slot. This
continues until it finds a CD to load
and play.
CD/TAPE BUTTON
PWR/VOL
KNOB
REPEAT
BUTTON
SEEK/SKIP
BUTTONS
AUTO
SELECT
BUTTON
AM/FM
BUTTON
PRESET BUTTONS
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You can use the SEEK/SKIP buttons
to select tracks within a disc. If you
push and release either side of the
SEEK/SKIP buttons (− or +), the
system will move to the beginning of
a track. Push the + button to move
to the beginning of the next track,
and push the − button to move to
the beginning of the current track.
If you push and hold the SEEK/
SKIP button, you will hear a beep
and the system will continue to move
across tracks. Release the button
when you think it has reached the desired place on the disc.
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REPEAT − When you activate the
Repeat feature by pressing the
REPEAT button, the system continuously replays the current track. You
will see RPT in the display as a
reminder. Press the REPEAT button
again to turn it off.
To take the system out of CD mode,
press the AM/FM button or insert a
cassette in the player. If a tape is
already in the cassette player, press
the CD/TAPE button. When you
return to CD mode, play will continue at the same point that it left off.
RANDOM PLAY − This feature,
when activated, plays the tracks on a
CD in random order, rather than in
the order they are recorded on the
CD. To activate Random Play, press
the A. SELECT button. You will see
A. SELECT in the display. The system will then select and play tracks
randomly on the current disc. When
all tracks on that disc have been
played, the next disc is loaded and
played randomly. This continues until you deactivate Random Play by
pressing A. SELECT again.
If you turn the system off while a CD
is playing, either with the PWR/VOL
knob or the ignition switch, play will
continue at the same point when you
turn it back on.
Protecting Compact Discs
For information on how to handle
and protect compact discs, see page
153 .
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