Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product.
To obtain the best performance from this product, please read this
manual carefully. It will guide you in operating your SHARP product.
MUSIC SYSTEM FOR iPod®
MODEL
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N
FUNCTIO
CLOCK
VOL
/
SNOOZER
DIMME
ALARM
SLEEP
Y
DISPLA
E SOUND
/DEMO
PLAY
MODE
EQ
TUNING
CLEAR
MEMOR
Y
The illustrations printed in this operation manual are for the model DK-A1.
Accessories
OPERATION MANUAL
Please confirm that the following accessories are included.
Remote control 1
FM antenna 1
AM loop antenna 1 QANTW0004AW09 (DK-A1)
RRMCGA106AWSA (DK-A1)
(QANTL0010AWZZ)
RRMCGA107AWSA (DK-A1BK)
92LFANT1535A (DK-A1BK)
iPod is a registered trademark of
Apple Computer, Inc.
AC power cord 1
QACCD0025AW09 (DK-A1)
QACCD0025AWZZ (DK-A1BK)
Note:
This product is not compatible with MTP and AAC file systems.
iPod adaptor 8
UACRTA007AW01 (DK-A1)
UACRTA008AW01 (DK-A1BK)
Note: Only the above accessories are included.
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SPECIAL NOTES
Important Instruction
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols:
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
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NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications
to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void
the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Not e:
Licensed under one or more of U.S. Pat. 4,972,484, 5,214,678,
5,323,396, 5,530,655, 5,539,829, 5,544,247, 5,606,618, 5,610,985,
5,740,317, 5,777,992, 5,878,080 or 5,960,037.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
For your assistance in reporting this unit in case of loss or theft,
please record below the model number and serial number which
are located on the rear of the unit.
Please retain this information.
Model number
.......................................................
Serial number
.......................................................
Date of purchase .......................................................
Place of purchase .......................................................
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can also
cause personal injuries and property damage if improperly handled.
This product has been engineered and manufactured with the
highest priority on safety. However, improper use can result in
electric shock and/or fire. In order to prevent potential danger, please
observe the following instructions when installing, operating and
cleaning the product. To ensure your safety and prolong the service
life of this product, please read the following precautions carefully
before use.
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10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
2) Keep these instructions.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
Additional Safety Information
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
15) Power Sources - This product should be operated only from the
type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your
product dealer or local power company. For product intended
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
operating instructions.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other.
16) Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or
A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
fire or electric shock.
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician
for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
17) Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into
this product through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturer's instructions.
Important Instruction
1) Read these instructions.
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Important Instruction
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
18) Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall
outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under
the following conditions :
a) When the AC cord or plug is damaged,
b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
product,
c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water,
d) If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its normal
operation,
e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in
any way, and
f) When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance - this indicates a need for service.
19) Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
20) Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
21) Wall or ceiling mounting - When mounting the product on a wall
or ceiling, be sure to install the product according to the method
recommended by the manufacturer.
22) Power Lines - An outside antenna system should not be located
in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits.
When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as
contact with them might be fatal.
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23) Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or cable system
is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regards to proper grounding
of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
an antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
Example of antenna grounding as per
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERV ICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
S2898A
P OWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
24) Protective Attachment Plug - The product is equipped with an attachment
plug having overload protection. This is a safety feature. See Instruction
Manual for replacement or resetting of protective device. If replacement
of the plug is required, be sure the service technician has used a replacement plug specified by the manufacturer that has the same overload
protection as the original plug.
25) Stand - Do not place the product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod or
table. Placing the product on an unstable base can cause the product to
fall, resulting in serious personal injuries as well as damage to the product.
Use only a cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table recommended by the
manufacturer or sold with the product. When mounting the product on a
wall, be sure to follow the manufacturer's intructions. Use only the mounting
hardware recommended by the manufacturer.
Contents
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General Information
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ENERGY STAR Program Information
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Controls and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 - 9
Products that have earned
the ENERGY STAR® are
designed to protect the
environment through
superior energy efficiency.
System connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Preparation for Use
Basic Operation
iPod
Listening to the iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 - 16
Radio
Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 - 18
To comply with the ENERGY STAR® standards mentioned above,
please cancel the demonstration mode, as described on page 10.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered mark.
Special Note
Supply of this product does not convey a license nor imply any right
to distribute content created with this product in revenue-generating
broadcast systems (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or other distribution channels), revenue-generating streaming applications (via Internet, intranets and/or other networks), other revenue-generating
content distribution systems (pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications and the like) or on revenue-generating physical media (compact discs, digital versatile discs, semiconductor chips, hard drives,
memory cards and the like). An independent license for such use is
required. For details, please visit http://mp3licensing.com
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer
IIS and Thomson.
Advanced Features
Alarm and sleep operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 - 20
Enhancing your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
References
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 - 23
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
General Information
General control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back cover
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Precautions
General
General Information
Use the unit on a firm, level surface free from
vibration.
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Keep the unit away from direct sunlight,
strong magnetic fields, excessive dust,
humidity and electronic/electrical equipment (home computers, facsimiles, etc.)
which generate electrical noise.
Do not place anything on top of the unit.
Do not expose the unit to moisture, to temperatures higher than
140˚F (60˚C) or to extremely low temperatures.
If your system does not work properly, disconnect the AC power
cord from the AC outlet. Plug the AC power cord back in, and then
turn on your system.
In case of an electrical storm, unplug the
unit for safety.
Do not lift the unit by holding left or right
side panel, it may cause the unit damage or
broken.
Hold the AC power plug by the head when
removing it from the AC outlet, as pulling
the cord can damage internal wires.
The AC power plug is used as disconnect
device and shall always remain readily
operable.
Do not remove the outer cover, as
this may result in electric shock. Refer internal service to your local
SHARP service facility.
This unit should only be used within the range of 41˚F - 95˚F
(5˚C - 35˚C).
Warning:
The voltage used must be the same as that specified on this unit.
Using this product with a higher voltage other than that which is
specified is dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of
accident causing damage. SHARP will not be held responsible for
any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than
that which is specified.
Volume control
The sound level at a given volume setting depends on speaker
efficiency, location and various other factors. It is advisable to avoid
exposure to high volume levels, which occurs while turning the unit
on with the volume control setting up high, or while continually
listening at high volumes.
Controls and indicators
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Reference page
1. iPod Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2. POWER ON/STAND-BY Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 17, 23
3. Clock Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4. iPod Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15
5. Alarm Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
6. Auxiliary Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
7. Snooze/Dimmer Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 19, 23
8. Tuner Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
9. Remote Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
10. Alarm Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
11. Alarm ON/OFF Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
12. E Sound Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12, 23
13. Play/Pause Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 16
14. Skip Down, Tuner Preset Down Button . . . . . . . . . 13, 16, 18
15. Skip Up, Tuner Preset Up Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 16, 18
16. EQ Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
17. Volume Down Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
18. Volume Up Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
General Information
Top panel
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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General Information
The model name/serial no.label (*)
Reference page
1. Alarm Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2. Sleep Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3. iPod Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
4. Aux Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
5. FM Stereo Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
6. FM Stereo Receiving Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
7. Summer Time Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The iPod
rating label (*)
The spec label (*)
(*) Label is located at the bottom of the unit.
Rear panel
Reference page
1. AM Loop Antenna Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2. AM Antenna Ground Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3. FM 75 Ohms Antenna Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
4. Auxiliary Input Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
5. Headphone Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
6. Video Out Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
7. Summer Time Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
8. AC Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1 2 3 4 5 6
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Display
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1
2
FUNCTION
3
CLOCK
VOL
SLEEP
SNOOZE/
DIMMER
ALARM
4
DISPLAY
5
E SOUND
/DEMO
6
PLAY
MODE
TUNING
CLEAR
7
MEMORY
8
EQ
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
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Reference page
1. Remote Control Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2. Function Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3. On/Stand-by Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12, 17
4. Volume Up and Down Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
5. Skip Down, Tuner Preset Down Button . . . . . . . . . 13, 16, 18
6. Play Mode Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
7. Tuning Up and Down Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
8. Memory Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 20
9. Clock Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
10. Snooze/Dimmer Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 19
11. Sleep Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
12. Alarm Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
13. Skip Up, Tuner Preset Up Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 16, 18
14. Display Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 16
15. Play/Pause Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 16
16. E Sound/Demo Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12
17. Clear Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
18. EQ Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Note:
Before using remote control, please remove plastic shield at battery
holder.
Remote
controller
General Information
Remote control
Plastic shield
Battery holder
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System connections
Make sure to unplug the AC power cord before any connections.
Antenna connection
Supplied FM antenna:
Connect the FM antenna wire to the FM 75 OHMS jack and position the FM
antenna wire in the direction where the strongest signal can be received.
Supplied AM loop antenna:
Connect the AM loop antenna to the AM and GND terminals. Position the
AM loop antenna for optimum reception. Place the AM loop antenna on a
shelf, etc., or attach it to a stand or a wall with screws (not supplied).
Connecting iPod to TV
iPod photo and 5th Generation iPod with photo and video can be
viewed by connecting to TV/monitor.
If the TV/monitor has a video input, connect it to the VIDEO OUT jack
on the rear of the unit.
TV
Video cable
(not supplied)
To video
input jack
Preparation for Use
AC power connection
After checking all the connections have been made correctly, plug the
AC power cord of this unit into the AC outlet. If you plug in the unit first,
the unit will enter the demonstration mode.
Note:
Placing the antenna on the unit or near the AC power cord may cause
noise pickup. Place the antenna away from the unit for better reception.
Installing the AM loop antenna:
< Assembling >
< Attaching to the wall >
To AC input
Note:
Unplug the AC power cord from the AC outlet if the unit will not be in
use for a prolonged period of time.
Demonstration mode
Wall
Screws (not supplied)
Outdoor FM antenna
Use an outdoor FM antenna if you require better reception.
Consult your dealer.
75 ohms
coaxial cable
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AC outlet
(AC 120 V, 60 Hz)
Outdoor
FM antenna
Note:
When an outdoor FM antenna is used, disconnect the supplied FM
antenna wire.
The first time the unit is plugged in, the unit
will enter the demonstration mode.
To cancel the demonstration mode:
When the unit is in the demonstration mode,
press the E SOUND/DEMO button. The unit
will enter the power stand-by mode (low
power consumption mode).
To return to the demonstration mode:
When the unit is in the power stand-by mode, press the E SOUND/
DEMO button again.
Note:
When the power is on, the E SOUND/DEMO button can be used to
select the E SOUND mode.
Remote control
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Battery installation
This product contains a CR Coin Lithium Battery which contains
Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply. California
residents, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/
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While pushing the locking tab toward the center of the
remote control, slide out the battery holder.
Back of remote control
Notes concerning use:
Replace the battery if the operating distance is reduced or if the
operation becomes erratic. Purchase “CR 2025”, coin lithium
battery.
Periodically clean the transmitter on the remote control and the
sensor on the unit with a soft cloth.
Exposing the sensor on the unit to strong light may interfere with
operation. Change the lighting or the direction of the unit if this
occurs.
Keep the remote control away from moisture, heat, shock, and
vibrations.
Locking tab
2
Remove the old battery from the battery holder, insert the
new battery and then slide the battery holder back into the
remote control.
Battery holder
Positive (+)
side up
Polarity (+) symbol
Battery type
Locking tab
The remote control can be used within the range shown below:
Press the ON/STAND-BY button. Does the power turn on? Now, you
can enjoy the music.
Remote sensor
Preparation for Use
Test of the remote control
Check the remote control after checking all the connections (see
page 10).
Point the remote control directly at the remote sensor on the unit.
Precautions for battery use:
Remove the battery if the unit will not be used for long periods of
time. This will prevent potential damage due to battery leakage.
Caution:
Do not use rechargeable battery (nickel-cadmium battery, etc.).
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Installing the battery incorrectly may cause the unit to malfunction.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
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General control
E SOUND control
The special sound created to enhance iPod sound as sound been
produced by CD-Audio quality.
When the E SOUND/DEMO button is pressed, the current mode
setting will be displayed. To change the setting, press the E SOUND/
DEMO button repeatedly to toggle ON or OFF. When ON is selected,
the unit will enter the E SOUND mode and adjust low bass and high
frequency automatically according to volume input.
Basic Operation
Equalizer
When the EQ button is pressed, the current mode setting will be
displayed. To change to a different mode, press the EQ button
repeatedly until the desired sound mode appears.
To turn the power on
Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on.
After use:
Press the ON/STAND-BY button to enter the power stand-by mode
or demonstration mode.
Illumination light control
Press the SNOOZE/DIMMER button to adjust the brightness of the
display and LED.
LED and FL bright
LED and FL dim
LED light off and FL dim
Volume auto fade-in
If you turn off and on the main unit with the volume set to 27 or
higher, the volume starts at 16 and fades in to the last set level.
Volume control
Main unit and remote control
operation:
Press the VOL (+ or –) button to
increase or decrease the volume.
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FLAT
No equalization.
ROCK
For rock music.
CLASSICS
POPS
VOCAL
For classical music.
For pop music.
Vocals are enhanced.
For jazz.
JAZZ
Function
When the FUNCTION button on remote control is pressed, the
current function will change to different mode, press the FUNCTION
button repeatedly to select desired function.
iPod
Tuner FM ST
AUX
Tuner FM mono
AM
Note:
The backup function protect the memorized function mode for a few
days should there be a power failure or the AC power cord becomes
disconnected.
Setting the clock
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iPod
AUX
TUNER
CLOCK
ALARM
ALARM
ON/OFF
SNOOZE
Press the
or
button to adjust the minutes and then
press the CLOCK button.
Press the
or
button once to advance the time by
1 minute. Hold it down to change the time in 5-minutes interval.
DIMMER
To confirm the time display:
[When the unit is in the stand-by mode or in demonstration mode.]
Press the CLOCK button to enter the clock function.
1
2
Press the CLOCK button for more than 2 seconds.
Press the
or
button to select 12-hour or 24-hour
display and then press the CLOCK button.
“12:00 AM”
“0:00 AM”
“0:00”
3
The 12-hour display will appear.
(12:00 AM - 11:59 PM)
The 12-hour display will appear.
(0:00 AM - 11:59 PM)
The 24-hour display will appear.
(0:00 - 23:59)
Press the
or
button to adjust the hour and then
press the CLOCK button.
Press the
or
button once to advance the time by 1 hour.
Hold it down to advance continuously.
[When the power is on]
Press DISPLAY button on remote control to toggle between the
function information and clock display.
Notes:
The clock will continue counting for 8 hours should there be a
power failure or the AC power cord becomes disconnected.
The “CLOCK ADJ” will appear or time will flash to confirm the time
display when the AC power supply is restored after a power failure
or unplugging the unit after 8 hours. If incorrect, readjust the clock
as follows.
To readjust the clock:
Perform “Setting the clock” from step 1. Step 2 (selecting the 12hour or 24-hour display) will be skipped.
To change the 12-hour or 24-hour display:
1 Clear all the programmed contents. [Refer to “Clearing all the
memory (reset)” on page 23 for details.]
2 Perform “Setting the clock” from step 1.
Basic Operation
In this example, the clock is set for the 12-hour (12:00 AM) display.
Summer time:
The ST switch is located on the rear of the unit.
1 Slide the ST switch to +1 to advance the time 1 hour.
indicator will appear.
2 Slide the ST switch to -1 to turn the clock back 1
hour.
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Listening to the iPod
Supported iPod models:
iPod nano (software 1.0 above)
iPod photo (software 1.0 above)
iPod mini (software 1.2 above)
5th Generation iPod (software 1.0 above) (Dock connector
equipped Click Wheel model)
4th Generation iPod (software 3.0.2 above) (Dock connector
equipped Click Wheel model)
3rd Generation iPod (software 2.2 above) (Dock connector
equipped Click Wheel model)
iPod
Caution:
Please update your iPod unit to the latest software version before
using it. Please visit Apple’s homepage to download the latest version for your iPod.
Notes:
Once the iPod is connected to the unit it will begin charging.
The iPod unit can not be charged while the main unit is in the
stand-by mode.
Auto power on function:
When you press any of the following buttons, the unit turns on.
iPod button (main unit): The unit turns on and the iPod function is
activated.
/ button (main unit and remote control): The unit turns on and
playback of the last function will start (iPod, TUNER, AUX).
iPod adaptor connection
Choose the iPod adaptor that fits your iPod. Your iPod will fit snuggly
into the correct adaptor. If your iPod is not mentioned below, an iPod
adaptor may have been included with your iPod unit.
The number (3-10)
shows which iPod fits
iPod
Adaptor
No.
3
4
5
6
7
6
7
8
9
10
iPod Description
iPod mini
4G iPod & U2 iPod
4G iPod
iPod photo & Color U2 iPod
iPod photo
iPod with color display
iPod with color display
iPod nano
iPod (10/12/05 w/video)
iPod (10/12/05 w/video)
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Capacity
4GB & 6GB
20GB
40GB
20GB & 30GB
40GB & 60GB
20GB
60GB
2GB & 4GB
30GB
60GB
Note:
If you have an iPod that does not have an iPod connector, you can
use an audio cable to connect it to the AUX IN jacks.
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To remove iPod adaptor
1. Push the iPod sliding door until end.
Hold this tip and pull as direction shown
to remove adaptor.
EQ
AUX
+
E SO
UN
UN
iPod playback
2. Insert the iPod adaptor into unit and connect your iPod.
iPod
iPod (bottom)
Dock connector
1
2
Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on.
3
Open the iPod terminal door and insert iPod unit in iPod
dock of main unit.
Press the iPod button on main unit once or FUNCTION
button on remote control repeatedly to select iPod
function.
iPod
iPod
-
iPod
E SO
iPod adaptor
iPod adaptor
iPod dock
EQ
-
iPod
iPod connector
AUX
+
E SO
UN
EQ
-
iPod
AUX
+
E SO
UND
4
Press the
/
button to start playback.
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Various iPod functions
Function
Main unit
Remote
control
Play
Press in the pause
mode.
Pause
Press in the playback
mode.
Track up/
down
iPod
Operation
Press in the playback
or pause mode.
If you press the button
in the pause mode,
press the / button
to start the desired
track.
Press and hold down
in the playback mode.
Release the button to
resume playback.
Fast
forward/
reverse
Display
____
iPod back light ON.
DISPLAY
Repeat
____
Press to toggle repeat
mode.
PLAY
MODE
Shuffle
____
Press and hold down
to toggle shuffle mode.
PLAY
MODE
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iPod operation
The operations described below depend on the generation iPod you
are using.
System on operation
When the main unit is powered on, the iPod unit will automatically
power on when docked in the unit (including alarm function).
* Invalid for 3rd iPod Generation.
System off (stand-by operation)
When the main unit is turned to stand-by mode, the docked iPod unit
will automatically turn to stand-by mode (including alarm and sleep
function).
iPod playback detection function
Once play button on iPod unit is pressed, the unit will automatically
change to iPod function overriding the previous function selected.
Caution:
Unplug all accessories for the iPod before inserting it into the iPod
dock.
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iPod
AUX
TUNER
CLOCK
SNOOZE
ALARM
ON/OFF
1
2
Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on.
3
Press the TUNING ( or
) button on remote control to
tune in to the desired station.
Press the TUNER button on main unit or FUNCTION button
on remote control repeatedly to select the desired
frequency band (FM or AM).
Manual tuning:
Press the TUNING ( or ) button as many times as required
to tune in to the desired station.
Auto tuning:
When the TUNING ( or
) button is pressed for more than
0.5 seconds, scanning will start automatically and the tuner will
stop at the first receivable broadcast station.
Auto power on function:
When you press any of the following buttons, the unit turns on.
TUNER button (main unit): The unit turns on and the TUNER
function is activated.
/ button (main unit and remote control): The unit turns on and
playback of the last function starts (iPod, TUNER, AUX).
Notes:
When radio interference occurs, auto scan tuning may stop
automatically at that point.
Auto scan tuning will skip weak signal stations.
To stop the auto tuning, press the TUNING (
or
) button
again.
Radio
DIMMER
To receive an FM stereo transmission:
Press the TUNER button (main unit) or FUNCTION button (remote
control) to display the “ST” indicator.
“ ” will appear when an FM broadcast is in stereo.
If the FM reception is weak, press the TUNER button (main unit)
or FUNCTION button (remote control) to extinguish the “ST” indicator. The reception changes to monaural, and the sound becomes clearer.
FM stereo mode indicator
FM stereo receiving indicator
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Memorizing a station
Radio
You can store 40 AM and FM stations in memory and recall them at
the push of a button. (Preset tuning)
1
2
Perform steps 1 - 3 in “Tuning” on page 17.
3
Within 1 minute, press the
or
button to select the
preset channel number.
Store the stations in memory, in order, starting with preset
channel 1.
4
Within 1 minute, press the MEMORY button on remote
control to store that station in memory.
Press the MEMORY button on remote control to enter the
preset tuning saving mode.
To recall a memorized station
Press the
or
desired station.
button for less than 0.5 seconds to select the
To scan the preset stations
The stations saved in memory can be scanned automatically.
(Preset memory scan)
1 Press the
or
button for more than 0.5 seconds.
The preset number will flash and the programmed stations will be
tuned in sequentially, for 5 seconds each.
2 Press the
or
button again when the desired station is
located.
iPod
TUNER
AUX
ALARM
CLOCK
ALARM
ON/OFF
SNOOZE
DIMMER
FUNCTION
If the “MEMORY” and preset number indicators disappear
before the station is memorized, repeat the operation from step
2.
CLOCK
SNOOZE/
DIMMER
VOL
SLEEP
ALARM
DISPLAY
PLAY
MODE
E SOUND
/DEMO
TUNING
5
CLEAR
Repeat steps 1 - 4 to set other stations, or to change a
preset station.
When a new station is stored in memory, the station previously
memorized for that preset channel number will be erased.
Note:
The backup function protects the memorized stations for a few days
should there be a power failure or the AC power cord becomes
disconnected.
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MEMORY
EQ
MEMORY
To erase entire preset memory
1
2
Press and hold the CLEAR button on remote control for more
than 3 seconds. “TUN CLEAR” will be displayed.
Within 10 seconds, press the MEMORY button on remote
control. “COMPLETE” will be displayed.
Alarm and sleep operation
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1 Check that the clock is set to the correct time (refer page 13).
If it is not set, you cannot use the alarm function.
2 For iPOD playback: insert iPod to the unit. (refer page 15)
3 For TUNER: Set preset memory. (refer page 18)
Setting the alarm content
1
2
Press and hold the ALARM button for more than 2 seconds.
Press the
or
button to select source or buzzer.
Press the ALARM button.
3
If TUNER is selected, press the
or
button to select a
preset station. Press the ALARM button.
4
Press the
or
button to adjust the hour.
Press the ALARM button.
5
Press the
or
button to adjust the minute.
Press the ALARM button.
6
If other than BUZZER is selected in step 2, press the
or VOL (+ or –) button to select volume.
Press the ALARM button.
Changing alarm source only
After source is selected in step 2, press and hold the ALARM
button.
If TUNER is selected, press and hold the ALARM button after
preset station is selected in step 3.
The time and volume will be automatically set to the previous
setting.
Activating and deactivating the alarm
1 Press the ALARM ON/OFF button on main unit to activate and
deactivate the alarm function. When activated:
During power on, “ALARM” will appear.
During stand-by mode, ALARM indicator will light up.
2 Set to CLOCK function, stand-by mode or demonstration mode.
Checking the alarm setting
Press the ALARM button.
The selected source or buzzer type will blink.
The unit will display the alarm time for 3 seconds.
During stand-by mode, the display will remain for 6 seconds.
Example: The time is 10:00 AM and iPod function is selected.
Notes:
Buzzer sound will be output from right speaker only.
Alarm will not activate during power on mode.
When iPod is selected in step 2, if iPod unit is not detected during
alarm activation, source will automatically change to BUZZER 1.
When performing alarm using another unit connected to AUX,
select AUX in step 2. The unit will turn on and enter the stand-by
mode automatically, however, the connected unit to AUX will not
turn on or off.
Advanced Features
Alarm
The unit turns on and play desired source (iPod, TUNER or AUX) or
Buzzer sound for 30 minutes.
Before setting the alarm:
Snooze function
or
Once alarm has started, pressing the SNOOZE/DIMMER button will
stop playback for 5 minutes.
Once the snooze time has expired, playback will continue.
To turn off the alarm function
During alarm or snooze, press the ALARM ON/OFF button to turn off.
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Alarm and sleep operation (continued)
Sleep operation
The radio and iPod can be turned off automatically.
Advanced Features
1
2
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Play back the desired sound source.
Press the SLEEP button on remote control to select sleep
time.
To confirm the remaining sleep time:
1 While “SLEEP” is indicated, press the SLEEP button once to
select “SLEEP XXX”.
“XXX” is sleep remaining time.
The remaining sleep time is displayed for about 10 seconds.
You can change the remaining sleep time while it is displayed by
pressing the SLEEP button (steps 2 - 3).
To cancel the sleep operation:
Press the ON/STAND-BY button while “SLEEP” is indicated.
To cancel the sleep operation without setting the unit to the stand-by
mode, proceed as follows.
1 While “SLEEP” is indicated, press the SLEEP button to select
“SLEEP OFF”, and press the MEMORY button.
To use alarm and sleep operation together
Sleep and alarm:
For example, you can fall asleep listening to the radio and wake up
to iPod in the next morning.
3
Press the MEMORY button on
remote control.
“SLEEP” will appear.
4
The unit will enter the power stand-by mode automatically
after the preset time has elapsed.
The volume will be turned down 1 minute before the sleep
operation finishes.
1
2
Set the sleep time (see left, steps 1 - 4).
While the sleep timer is set, set the alarm
(steps 1 - 5, page 19).
Sleep timer setting
Alarm setting
10 minutes - 2 hours
Sleep operation will
automatically stop
End time
30 minutes
Alarm start time
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Listening to the playback sounds from VCR,
DVD, etc.
The connection cord is not included. Purchase a commercially
available cord as shown below.
1
White
To the line output jacks
White
Red
2
3
Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on.
4
Play the connected equipment.
Press the AUX button on main unit once or press the
FUNCTION button on remote control repeatedly to select
AUX.
Note:
To prevent noise interference, place the unit away from the television.
Headphones
RCA cord
(not supplied)
Before plugging in or unplugging the headphones, reduce the
volume.
Be sure your headphones have a 1/8" (3.5 mm) diameter plug and
impedance between 16 and 50 ohms. The recommended
impedance is 32 ohms.
Plugging in the headphones disconnects the speakers
automatically. Adjust the volume using the VOL (+ or –) control.
During alarm activation, sound will be output to the speaker even
if headphones is plugged in.
Advanced Features
When using video equipment, connect the audio output to this
unit and the video output to a television.
VCR, DVD, etc.
Red
Use a connection cord to connect the VCR, DVD etc. to the
AUX IN jacks.
Auto power on function:
When you press any of the following buttons, the unit turns on.
AUX button (main unit): The unit turns on and the AUX function is
activated.
/ button (main unit and remote control): The unit turns on and
playback of the last function starts (iPod, TUNER, AUX).
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Troubleshooting chart
Many potential problems can be resolved by the owner without
calling a service technician.
If something is wrong with this product, check the following before
calling your authorized SHARP dealer or service center.
General
Symptom
The clock is not set to
the correct time.
References
When a button is
pressed, the unit does
not respond.
No sound is heard.
Possible cause
Is the ST switch set to the correct
setting?
Did a power failure occur? Reset
the clock.
Set the unit to the power stand-by
mode and then turn it back on.
If the unit still malfunctions, reset it.
Is the volume level set to “0”?
Are the headphones connected?
Remote control
Symptom
The remote control does
not operate.
Possible cause
Is the AC power cord of the unit
plugged in?
Is the battery polarity correct?
Is the battery dead?
Is the distance or angle incorrect?
Does the remote control sensor
receive strong light?
Tuner
Symptom
The radio makes unusual
noises continuously.
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Possible cause
Is the unit placed near the TV or
computer?
Is the FM antenna or AM loop
antenna placed properly? Move
the antenna away from the AC
power cord if it is located nearby.
iPod
Symptom
No sound is produced.
No image appears on the
TV/monitor.
iPod will not charge.
Possible cause
The iPod is not playing.
The iPod is not properly
connected to the unit.
Is the AC power cord of the unit
plugged in?
The video cable is not properly
connected.
The TV/monitor’s input selection
is not properly set.
The iPod is not making full
contact with the iPod connector.
The main unit is in stand-by mode.
Condensation
Sudden temperature changes, storage or operation in an extremely
humid environment may cause condensation inside the cabinet or on
the transmitter on the remote control.
Condensation can cause the unit to malfunction. If this happens,
leave the power on until normal playback is possible (about 1 hour).
Wipe off any condensation on the transmitter with a soft cloth before
operating the unit.
If trouble occurs
When this product is subjected to strong external interference
(mechanical shock, excessive static electricity, abnormal supply
voltage due to lightning, etc.) or if it is operated incorrectly, it may
malfunction.
If such a problem occurs, do the following:
1 Set the unit to the stand-by mode and turn the power on again.
2 If the unit is not restored in the previous operation, unplug and
plug in the unit, and then turn the power on.
Note:
If neither operation above restores the unit, clear all the memory by
resetting it.
Specifications
2
3
Press the ON/STAND-BY button to enter the power stand-by
mode or demonstration mode.
While pressing down the SNOOZE/DIMMER button and the
E SOUND button, press the POWER ON/STAND-BY button until
“CLEAR ALL” appears.
Can be operate on main unit only.
Caution:
This operation will erase all data stored in memory including clock,
alarm settings and tuner preset.
Before transporting the unit
Remove the iPod from the unit. Then, set the unit to the power standby mode. Carrying the unit with iPod left docked might damage both
the unit and the iPod.
Maintenance
Cleaning the cabinet
Periodically wipe the cabinet with a soft cloth and a diluted soap
solution, then with a dry cloth.
Caution:
Do not use chemicals for cleaning (gasoline, paint thinner, etc.). It
may damage the cabinet finish.
Do not apply oil to the inside of the unit. It may cause malfunctions.
As part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves
the right to make design and specification changes for product
improvement without prior notice. The performance specification
figures indicated are nominal values of production units. There may
be some deviations from these values in individual units.
General
Power source
Power
consumption
Output
power
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
29 Watts
Front Speakers: 2 watts minimum RMS per
channel into 12 ohms from 50 Hz to 20 KHz,
10% total harmonic distortion.
Subwoofer: 5 watts minimum RMS per channel into 8 ohms from 30 Hz to 250 Hz, 10%
total harmonic distortion.
Speaker
1-way type light-up speaker system
Front Speakers: 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) - 12 ohms Full Range
Subwoofer: 4" (10 cm) - 8 ohms - Woofer
Speaker maximum Front Speakers: 4W/Channel
input power
Subwoofer: 10W/Channel
Speaker
Front Speakers: 2W/Channel
rated
Subwoofer: 5W/Channel
input power
Output
Headphones: 16 - 50 ohms
terminals
(recommended: 32 ohms)
Video output: 1Vp-p
Input
Auxiliary (audio signal):
terminals
500 mV/47 k ohms
Dimensions
Width: 15-3/4" (400 mm)
Height: 5-3/4" (145 mm)
Depth: 9-7/8" (251 mm)
Weight
9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg)
References
Clearing all the memory (reset)
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Tuner
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 530 - 1,720 kHz
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with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product nor to the additional excluded item(s) set forth below nor to any Product the exterior of which has
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design or construction.
In order to enforce the rights under this limited warranty, the purchaser should follow the steps set forth below and provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
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THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SET FORTH BELOW.
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The warranties described herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser.
Correction of defects, in the manner and for the period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and responsibilities of Sharp to the
purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event
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Where to Obtain Service:
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