Aiwa NSX-TR77 Stereo System User Manual

CD Stereo System
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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OWNER'S RECORD
Record the model number and serial number of your set (found at the
rear of your set) below. Refer to them when contacting your Aiwa dealer.
Model No. _____________________________
Serial No. _____________________________
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8C-NFT-903-01
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this appliance to rain or moisture.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read the Operating Instructions carefully and completely
before operating the unit. Be sure to keep the Operating
Instructions for future reference. All warnings and cautions
in the Operating Instructions and on the unit should be
strictly followed, as well as the safety suggestions below.
Warning
To prevent electric shock or injury, these safety instructions
should be followed in the installation, use and servicing the
unit.
Installation
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.
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Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended
by the unit manufacturer as they may result in the risk of
fire, electric shock or injury to persons.
Water and Moisture - Do not use this unit near water - for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
Heat - Do not use this unit near sources of heat, including
heating vents, stoves, or other appliances that generate heat.
It also should not be placed in temperatures less than 5˚C
(41˚F) or greater than 35˚C (95˚F ).
Mounting surface - Place the unit on a flat, even surface.
Accessories - Do not place this unit on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to
the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
unit. Any mounting of the appliance should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting
accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
Portable cart - An appliance and cart
combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
Ventilation - The unit should be situated with adequate
space around it so that proper heat ventilation is assured.
Allow 10 cm clearance from the rear and the top of the unit,
and 5 cm from the each side.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom
are provided for ventilation, and to ensure reliable operation
of the unit and to protect it from overheating, these openings
must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never
be blocked by placing the unit on a bed, sofa, rug or other
similar surface. This unit should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase unless proper ventilation is
provided.
Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind
into this unit through the cabinet slots as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-circuit parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the unit.
Electric Power
Power Sources - This unit 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 appliance dealer or local power company. To
operate unit on battery power, or other sources, refer to the
operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization - This unit is provided with a
polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable
to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the product.
Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension
cords, integral convenience receptacles as this can result in
a risk of fire or electric shock.
Outdoor Antenna
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.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or
cable system is connected to the unit, be sure the antenna
or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section
810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No.70,
provides information with regard to proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
See the figure.
Lightning
For added protection for this unit receiver during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect
the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to
the unit due to lightning and powerline surges.
Maintenance
Cleaning - Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
- When the power cord or plug is damaged.
- If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the unit.
- If the unit has been exposed to rain or water.
- If the unit does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions as improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the unit to normal operation.
- If the unit has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
- When the unit exhibits a distinct change in performance this indicates a need for service.
Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or having the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
Safety Check - Upon the completion of any service or repairs
to this unit, ask the service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the unit is in proper operating condition.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........ 2
PREPARATIONS .................................. 4
PARTS AND CONTROLS ......................... 5
ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE OPERATIONS ....... 8
CD OPERATIONS ............................... 10
RADIO OPERATIONS ........................... 12
TAPE OPERATIONS ............................. 14
SOUND ADJUSTMENTS ....................... 17
TIMER OPERATIONS ........................... 18
REFERENCE ..................................... 20
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System and accessories
NSX-TR77
CX-NTR77 CD stereo cassette receiver
SX-NTR77 Front speakers
Remote control
FM antenna
AM antenna
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PREPARATIONS
Connection
Plug in the AC power cord to the AC power outlet after all
other connections are made.
1 Connect the front speakers.
Connect the right front speaker to the SPEAKERS R
terminals and place it on the right side of the unit.
Connect the left to the SPEAKERS L terminals and place
it on the left side.The speaker cords with the white stripes
go to the 0 terminals.
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2 Connect the supplied antennas.
Strip off the insulation of the FM antenna with twisting
the cord.
Connect the FM antenna to the FM 75 Ω terminal with
the mark and the AM antenna to the AM LOOP
terminals.
Detach the battery compartment lid at the rear of the remote
control and insert two R6 (size AA) batteries with correct
polarity.
AM antenna
FM antenna
3 Connect the AC power cord to an AC outlet.
When the AC power cord is connected to an AC outlet
for the first time, DEMO appears on the display.
To deactivate the DEMO, press c.
•Do not short-circuit the 0 and 9 speaker cord leads.
•Do not leave objects generating magnetism or objects
affected by magnetism near the speakers.
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Remote control
•Replace the batteries with new ones when the operational
distance between the remote control and main unit
becomes shorter.
•Remove the batteries if the unit is not going to be used for
an extended period of time.
•The remote control may not operate if it is used under
intense sunlight, etc., or if its line of sight is obstructed.
PARTS AND CONTROLS
Main unit: rear
Dynamic Integrated Neo Amplifier
1 AM LOOP, FM 75 Ω terminals
Plug in the supplied AM and FM antennas here.
2 VIDEO/AUX jacks
Accepts analog sound signals from external equipment.
Connect using an optional connecting cable with RCA
phono plugs (red plug to R jack, white plug to L jack).
Refer also to the operating instructions of your
equipment.
To switch function to external input, press VIDEO/AUX.
Tip:
To change the displayed name for this function, turn
the unit on, then hold down VIDEO/AUX and press
POWER on the unit. Repeat the procedure to select
"AUX", "VIDEO" or "TV".
is a brand-new amplifier system where clear mid-to-high
range frequency sound, as well as rich low frequency sound,
can be reproduced and listeners can enjoy the close-tooriginal sound with less distortion at either high or low
volume levels.
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3 SPEAKERS3 terminals
Connect the speaker cord of the supplied front speakers
here.
4 AC power cord
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Main unit: front
aPAUSE/SET
CD and Tape: pauses playback.
Radio: stores the received station to preset.
sSTOP/CLEAR
CD and Tape: stops playback.
Radio: clears a station preset.
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cPLAY/PRESET
CD and Tape: starts playback.
Radio: tunes into a preset station.
f/rDOWN, g/tUP TUNING
CD: skips to a previous or a succeeding track when
pressed, searches a track in fast forward or fast reverse
playback when held down.
Tape: fast forwards or rewinds the tape.
Radio: manually tunes down or up within the band.
1 TAPE/DECK 1/2
Selects Tape function, and deck 1 or 2.
TUNER/BAND
Selects Radio function and the radio band.
VIDEO/AUX
Selects the function of external equipment connected
to VIDEO/AUX jacks.
CD
Selects CD function.
2 POWER 6STANDBY/ON
Switches the unit on and off (standby).
3 SYNC DUB
Starts dubbing a whole tape.
wREC/REC MUTE
Starts recording.
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4 PHONES jack
Plug in here an optional headphones set with a mini
stereo plug (ø3.5 mm). Speaker output is canceled.
5 TREBLE/MIDDLE
Adjusts high or middle frequency sound.
TRIPLE DRIVE
Adjusts low frequency sound.
HEAVY, VOCAL, SALSA,
TECHNO, HIP HOP, MANUAL
Activates a graphic equalization curve.
6 DISC CHANGE
Rotates the CD trays.
DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3
Selects a CD tray.
zOPEN/CLOSE
Opens or closes the disc compartment.
7 MULTI JOG
CD: skips to a previous or a succeeding track.
Radio: selects a preset number.
Clock and Timer: sets the time.
ECO, Dimmer and Spectrum analyzer display: selects
the mode.
MODE
Enters the setting mode of ECO, Dimmer, Spectrum
analyzer display, Timer or Clock.
ENTER
Determines the mode and the time (ECO, dimmer, clock
and timer).
8 VOLUME
Adjusts the volume.
Remote control
PROGRAM
Enters programed CD playback mode.
RANDOM/REPEAT
Enters random or repeat CD playback mode.
TIMER
Enters timer setting mode.
SLEEP
Enters sleep-timer setting mode.
4 TUNER MODE
Switches between stereo or monaural FM reception.
BAND
Selects a band in Tuner function.
aSET
Buttons with the same or similar names with the main unit
basically have the same function.
c/d
The function is the same as that of c on the unit.
1 POWER
f/r, g/t
2 0-10, +10
CD: selects a CD track of the specified number.
Radio: tunes in to the station with the specified preset
number.
sCLEAR
3 The numbered buttons take on these functions when pressed
together with SHIFT held down:
SOUND
Selects a frequency range of Graphic Equalizer to adjust
the level.
CD EDIT/CHECK
Displays the remaining playback time of a CD when
pressed during playback.
Enters AI Edit Recording or Programed Edit Recording
mode when pressed during stop.
GEQ
Enters Graphic Equalizer setting mode.
6 SHIFT
Hold down when pressing a numbered button to change
its function to that printed above the number.
e.g.)
"Press SHIFT+SLEEP on the remote control" indicates
"Hold down SHIFT and press '5' (SLEEP)", so that you
can use 'Sleep timer' function.
7 FUNCTION
Switches the active function among TAPE, TUNER,
VIDEO/AUX and CD.
8 PRESET (M, N)
Radio: tunes into a preset station.
Graphic Equalizer: selects the mode and adjusts the
level of bass, middle and treble.
ENTER
9 VOLUME (+, -)
0 DECK 1/2
Selects DECK 1 or 2 in Tape function.
DISPLAY
Selects a spectrum analyzer display.
CLOCK
Enters clock adjustment mode.
5 DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3
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ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE OPERATIONS
DEMO
If the clock has not been set, a DEMO appears on the display
when the unit is turned off.
To deactivate and activate the DEMO
Press c when the unit is turned off.
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Spectrum analyzer display
You can change the spectrum analyzer display.
Press DISPLAY on the remote control repeatedly
to select one of the three spectrum analyzer displays
(NORMAL1, NORMAL2 and BASS).
Power
Volume
Turning the unit on
Press POWER 6STANDBY/ON (POWER on the remote
control).
Pressing TAPE, TUNER, VIDEO/AUX or CD also turns the
unit on (Direct Play Function.) When a disc or tape is
inserted, the playback will start automatically.
Turn VOLUME (Press VOLUME +, - on the remote
control).
Adjust from 0 (minimum) to 40 and MAX (maximum).
Tip:
Volume level setting is retained during power-off standby. If
the unit is turned off with the volume set to 19 or more, it is
automatically turned down to 18 the next time the unit is
turned on.
Turning the unit off
Press POWER 6STANDBY/ON again.
The unit goes into standby.
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On the unit, press MODE repeatedly to display "DISPLAY",
and press ENTER within 4 seconds. Then turn MULTI JOG
within 6 seconds.
ECO mode
Dimmer
Setting the clock
Reduces power consumption with the following operations,
etc.
Adjusts the brightness of the display.
1 Press CLOCK on the remote control.
- The unit blacks out when the unit is turned off. Only the
red indicator lights up. (Only when the clock is set.)
- If dimmer mode is set to on, the unit illumination brightens
(for 10 seconds) only when you operate the unit.
1 Press MODE repeatedly to display "ECO", and
then press ENTER within 4 seconds.
2 Turn MULTI JOG to select "ECO ON" and then
press ENTER.
If there is no MULTI JOG or button operation within 6
seconds, the setting is canceled.
To cancel the ECO mode
Repeat the above and select "ECO OFF".
1 Press MODE repeatedly to display "DIMMER"
when the unit is turned on, and then press
ENTER within 4 seconds.
2 Turn MULTI JOG to select one of the three
dimmer modes or "DIM-OFF", and then press
ENTER.
"DIM-OFF" is the brightest and "DIMMER 3" is the
dimmest.
If there is no MULTI JOG or button operation within 6
seconds, the setting is canceled.
To cancel the dimmer
Repeat the above and select "DIM-OFF".
On the unit, press MODE repeatedly to display
"CLOCK", and then press ENTER within 4 seconds.
2 Press f or g to set the time.
Each press changes the time in 1-minute steps. Holding
it down changes the time in 10-minute steps.
If f or g is not pressed within 6 seconds, the
setting is canceled.
•MULTI JOG is also available in place of f or g.
3 Press ENTER or aSET.
The time display stops flashing and the clock starts from
00 seconds.
To display the time
Press CLOCK on the remote control.
The time will be displayed for 6 seconds, but it cannot be
displayed during recording.
To switch to the 24-hour standard
Display the time and press s within 6 seconds.
With each press, the clock alternates between the 12-hour
standard and the 24-hour standard.
Tip:
In the 12-hour standard, "AM 12:00" indicates midnight
and "PM 12:00" noon.
If the clock display flashes when the unit is turned
off
There has been a power interruption. Re-set the clock.
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CD OPERATIONS
To replace disc(s) during playback without
interruption
While one disc is being played back, press DISC CHANGE
so that the compartment opens, replace disc(s) with other
one(s), and press DISC CHANGE to close the compartment.
Random/Repeat playback
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Random playback plays all the tracks on one desired disc or
all the discs in random order. Repeat playback plays all the
tracks repeatedly on one desired disc or all the discs.
1 Press SHIFT+RANDOM/REPEAT repeatedly on
the remote control to select one of the following
modes:
This unit plays back finalized CD-R/RW discs as well as audio
CDs.
To pause playback
Press a. Press again to resume playback.
Playback
To skip to the beginning of the current/preceding/
succeeding track
Press f or g repeatedly or turn MULTI JOG.
1 Press CD and load disc(s).
Press zOPEN/CLOSE to open the disc compartment
and place one or two disc(s) with the labelled side up.
To place three discs, press DISC CHANGE so that the
trays rotate, then place the third one. Lastly, close the
compartment with zOPEN/CLOSE.
•When loading an 8-cm (3-inch) disc, place it on the
inner circle of the tray.
•When pressing zOPEN/CLOSE or DISC CHANGE,
the unit switches to the CD from any other functions.
2 To play all discs, press c.
To play one desired disc, press DISC DIRECT
PLAY 1-3.
DISC DIRECT PLAY indicator being played back lights
up.
To stop playback
Press s.
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To search (playback in fast forward or fast reverse)
Hold down f or g. Release at the desired point.
To select a disc and a track with the remote control
1 Press DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3 to select a disc.
2 Press the numbered buttons to select a track.
- To select track 20, press +10, +10 and 0.
- To select track 15, press +10 and 5.
To display the remaining playback time of the CD
Press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control.
Press again to return to the elapsed time display.
•Remaining playback time cannot be displayed during
random playback or programed playback.
- Random playback: "RNDM" lights up.
- Repeat playback: "[" lights up.
- Random and repeat playback: "RNDM" and "["
lights up.
2 To play one desired disc, press DISC DIRECT
PLAY 1-3.
To play all discs, press c.
To cancel random/repeat playback
Press SHIFT+RANDOM/REPEAT repeatedly on the remote
control so that both "RNDM" and "[" disappear on the
display.
To repeat a selected set of tracks
Select the tracks with programed playback, then press
SHIFT+RANDOM/REPEAT on the remote control to select
repeat playback.
•It is impossible to play a selected set of tracks in random
order.
Programed playback
Plays back up to 30 selected tracks in programed order.
1 Press SHIFT+PROGRAM on the remote control
during stop.
"PRGM" lights up on the display.
2 Press DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3 to select a disc.
Go to the next step when the tray stops rotating.
3 Press the numbered buttons on the remote
control to program a track.
The selected track number lights up on the display.
- To select the 20th track, press +10, +10 and 0.
- To select the 15th track, press +10 and 5.
To check the program
Press f or g repeatedly during stop. The track
number and program number are displayed in succession.
To clear the program
Press s during stop. "PRGM" disappears on the display.
To add tracks to the program
Repeat step 2 and 3 before starting playback. The tracks are
added to the end of the program.
To change the programed tracks
Clear the program and reselect the tracks in your desired
order.
Notes on CDs
•Do not place more than one disc on one tray.
•Do not tilt the unit with discs loaded.
•The unit may not play a CD-R/RW disc recorded on
personal computers or certain kinds of CD-R/RW
recorders.
•Do not attach adhesive label, etc. to either side of a CD-R/
RW disc, as doing so may cause malfunction.
•Do not load an unrecorded CD-R/RW disc. The disc may
be damaged.
•Do not use irregular-shaped CDs.
4 Repeat step 2 and 3 to program other tracks.
5 Press c.
•During programed playback, you cannot select a disc or a
track with the numbered buttons. "CAN'T USE" is
displayed when you try to select a track.
•If the total playback time of the program exceeds 99:59
minutes, or if a track with a track number exceeding 30 is
programed, the playing time is displayed as "- -:- -".
•You cannot program more than 30 tracks. "FULL" is
displayed.
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RADIO OPERATIONS
Tuning in to preset stations
On the unit
1 Press TUNER/BAND to select a band.
2 Press cPRESET repeatedly or turn MULTI JOG.
With each press, the station with the succeeding preset
number is tuned in.
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On the remote control
1 Press BAND to select a band.
2 Press the numbered buttons for the preset
number of your desired station.
Manual tuning
Preset tuning
1 Press TUNER/BAND (BAND on the remote
control) repeatedly to select a band (FM or AM.)
Preset your favorite stations and tune them in directly.
2 Press f or g to tune in to a station.
"TUNE" is displayed when a station is tuned in.
"1" lights up for FM stereo reception.
To search for a station automatically (Auto Search)
Hold down f or g.
The unit searches for a station up or down the band and
stops at reception.
To stop the search manually, press f or g.
•Auto Search may not stop at stations with weak signals.
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Presetting stations
1 Press TUNER/BAND to select a band.
2 Press f or g to tune in to the desired
station.
3 Press aSET to store the station.
The preset number, beginning from "1", appears on the
display.
4 Repeat step 1 to 3 to preset other stations.
•You cannot store more than a total of 32 preset stations.
"FULL" is displayed.
- To select preset number 20, press +10, +10 and 0.
- To select preset number 15, press +10 and 5.
•Pressing PRESET M, N or c repeatedly can
also select the preset number.
To clear a preset station
1 Tune in to the station by preset tuning.
2 Press sCLEAR, then press aSET within 4 seconds.
Preset numbers of preset stations in the band with higher
numbers decrease by one.
Adjustments
Antennas
Keep antennas away from metallic objects, electrical
equipment and cords.
FM antenna: Extend fully and position for the best reception.
If receiving condition is poor, connect optional outdoor
antenna to FM 75 Ω terminal. Be sure to connect the shield
braid of the antenna to the 2 terminal.
AM antenna: Rotate to find best reception.
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To switch to monaural FM reception
Press TUNER MODE on the remote control. With each press,
"MONO" and "STEREO" are displayed alternately on the
display.
Tip:
When FM stereo reception is poor, switching to monaural
reduces noise.
To switch the AM tuning interval
Hold down TUNER/BAND and press POWER on the unit.
With each press, the AM tuning interval alternates between
9 kHz/step and 10 kHz/step.
Tip:
The default is 10 kHz/step. Change it only when using the
unit in a 9 kHz/step area. Switching AM tuning interval clears
all the preset stations.
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TAPE OPERATIONS
To select a deck (DECK 1 or DECK 2)
Press TAPE/DECK 1/2 (DECK 1/2 on the remote control) in
stop mode when tapes are loaded in both decks. The deck
number ("T1" or "T2") is displayed.
To reset the tape counter
Press s in stop mode, and the tape counter on the display
is reset to "0000". Opening and closing the cassette holder
will also reset the tape counter.
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To play continuously (DECK 1 to DECK 2)
Load tapes in both decks and start playback on DECK 1.
Then, as soon as playback on DECK 1 finishes, playback on
DECK 2 will start without interruption.
•The both decks play one side of the tapes.
Playback
2 Press c.
Use only type I (normal) tapes.
To open the inner cassette holder
The inner cassette holder opens or closes automatically when
opening or closing the outer cassette holder. If the outer
cassette holder is already open, press zPUSH EJECT of
the inner cassette holder to open it.
1 Press TAPE/DECK 1/2 (DECK 1/2 on the remote
control) and insert the tape in either deck.
Press zPUSH EJECT/CLOSE on either side (DECK 1
and DECK 2) to open the outer cassette holder and insert
the tape in the deck.
Insert with the exposed side down and playback side
facing out from the unit. To close, push zPUSH EJECT/
CLOSE on the side where the tape is inserted.
To open or close both decks (DECK 1 and DECK 2)
simultaneously
Press or push zPUSH EJECT/CLOSE on both sides of the
outer cassette holder simultaneously.
To stop playback
Press s.
To pause playback (DECK 2 only)
Press a. Press again to resume.
To fast forward or rewind
Press f or g.
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To play back type II (High position) tapes
Turn MULTI JOG until "SOFT" is displayed while playing a
type II tape.
The unit automatically sets the graphic equalizer to
appropriate levels to provide the optimum playback sound
for type II tape.
The "SOFT" function works even after the unit is turned off
or the function is changed unless it is canceled.
To cancel it, change the graphic equalizer or adjust the
frequency ranges (see "SOUND ADJUSTMENTS").
Notes on cassettes
•Use of 120-minute or longer tapes is not recommended
since they are extremely thin and easily deformed or
damaged.
•Take up any slack in the tape with a pencil or similar tool
before use. Slack tape may jam in the mechanism.
Basic recording
Use only type I (normal) tapes. DECK 2 is the recording deck.
Only one side of the tape can be recorded at a time.
1 Insert the recording tape in DECK 2.
Press zPUSH EJECT/CLOSE to open the outer cassette
holder, and insert with the exposed side down and the
side to be recorded on facing out from the unit.
Wind up the tape to the desired point if needed.
2 Prepare the source.
To record CD(s), select the CD function and load disc(s).
To record a radio broadcast, tune in to the desired station.
To record a tape, insert the source tape in DECK 1 and
select the TAPE function (DECK 1.)
To record from connected external equipment, select the
VIDEO/AUX function and prepare the equipment.
3 Press wREC/REC MUTE to start recording.
When recording a CD or tape, playback starts
automatically.
When recording input from connected equipment,
manually start playback of the source.
•Volume or tone adjustment does not affect recording.
•"CAN'T REC" is displayed if you attempt to record a
tape with the tab broken off.
To stop recording
Press s.
To pause recording (only for TUNER or VIDEO/AUX
source)
Press a. Press again to resume.
To record a selected set of tracks from a CD
Program the desired tracks (see "Programed playback") and
then press wREC/REC MUTE.
To record a 4-second blank space (only for TUNER
or VIDEO/AUX source)
1 Press wREC/REC MUTE during recording or in recording
pause mode.
"REC" flashes on the display for 4 seconds (a blank space
is made in the meantime) and then the unit enters recording
pause mode.
To record less than a 4-second blank space, press wREC/
REC MUTE again while "REC" flashes.
To record more than a 4-second blank space, press
wREC/REC MUTE again after the unit enters recording
pause mode. Each time the button is pressed, a 4-second
blank space is added.
2 Press a to resume recording.
To erase a tape
1 Insert the tape in DECK 2. Set the tape to the desired point
if needed.
2 Press TAPE/DECK 1/2 to select "T2".
3 Press wREC/REC MUTE.
Whole tape dubbing
1 Press TAPE/DECK 1/2 to select the TAPE function.
2 Insert the original tape in DECK 1 and the
recording tape in DECK 2.
3 Press SYNC DUB.
The tapes are rewound to the beginning of the front side
and recording starts.
•Dubbing cannot start from a point halfway in the tape.
•Only one side of the tape can be recorded at a time.
To stop dubbing
Press s.
Edited CD recording
AI Edit Recording
When recording a whole CD, AI Edit Recording takes the length
of your tape into account and rearranges the recording order
of the tracks if necessary, so that no track is cut short at the
end of the side. Prepare a tape long enough to record the CD.
1 Insert the recording tape in DECK 2.
2 Select the CD function and load disc(s).
3 Press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK once on the
remote control.
"EDIT" is displayed and "AI C-00" appears on the
display.
4 Press DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3 to select a disc.
5 Press the numbered buttons on the remote
control to enter the length of the recording tape.
10 to 99 minutes can be specified.
- For a 60-minute tape press 6 and 0.
In a few seconds, the unit determines the tracks to be
recorded for each side.
The recording time left for side A appears on the display.
•f, g or MULTI JOG can also be used to specify
tape length.
6 Press wREC/REC MUTE to start recording on
side A.
The tape is rewound to the beginning of side A and
recording starts.
Go to the next step when recording on side A finishes.
7 Press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK once on the
remote control.
The recording time left for side B appears on the display.
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8 Turn over the tape and press wREC/REC MUTE
to start recording on side B.
•AI Edit Recording cannot be used with discs with more
than 30 tracks. "TR OVER" is displayed.
•Recording cannot start from a point halfway in the tape.
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As you program the CD tracks to record, Programed Edit
Recording displays the remaining recording time for each side
of the tape, so you can easily select a set of desired tracks
within the length of your tape.
1 Insert the recording tape in DECK 2.
2 Select the CD function and load disc(s).
3 Press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK twice on the
remote control.
7 Press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote
control to switch to side B and select the tracks
for the side.
8 Press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote
control to switch back to side A.
The tape is rewound to the beginning of side A and
recording starts.
Go to the next step when recording on side A finishes.
10 Press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote
control to switch to side B.
11 Turn over the tape, and press wREC/REC MUTE
to start recording on side B.
4 Press the numbered buttons on the remote
control to enter the length of the recording tape.
10 to 99 minutes can be specified.
•f, g or MULTI JOG can also be used to specify
tape length.
To stop recording
Press s. Recording and CD playback stop simultaneously.
5 Press DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3 to select a disc.
Then, press the numbered buttons on the remote
control to select the first track to be recorded
on side A.
To check the program
1 Before recording, press SHIFT+CD EDIT/CHECK on the
remote control to select side A or B.
2 Press f or g repeatedly. The track number and
program number are displayed in succession.
- To select the 20th track, press +10, +10 and 0.
- To select the 15th track, press +10 and 5.
6 Repeat step 5 to select the rest of the tracks for
side A.
The remaining recording time of side A is displayed.
You cannot select a track with a longer playing time.
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Side A
9 Press wREC/REC MUTE to start recording on
side A.
•You cannot program more than 30 tracks. "FULL" is
displayed.
•You cannot program a track with a track number larger
than 30.
•Recording cannot start from a point halfway in the tape.
"PRGM" and "EDIT" are displayed and "P C-00"
appears on the display.
To prevent accidental erasure
Break off the plastic tab of the cassette tape with a screwdriver
or other pointed tool. To record on the tape again, cover the
detection slot with adhesive tape.
To change the program of each side
Press SHIFT+ CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control to
select side A or B, and press s to clear the program for the
selected side. Then, select tracks again.
To clear the edit program
Press s twice so that "EDIT" disappears from the display.
Tab for side A
SOUND ADJUSTMENTS
Setting a curve manually
The equalization curve can be customized to suit your
preference.
1 Adjust the three frequency ranges.
Graphic equalizer
Selects a sound equalization curve to match the music type.
Press HEAVY, VOCAL, SALSA, TECHNO, HIP HOP
or MANUAL.
On the remote control, press GEQ and then press PRESET
M or N repeatedly within 4 seconds.
The selected equalization curve is displayed.
•MANUAL is a customized curve (see "Setting a curve
manually").
To cancel equalization
Press the selected button on the unit again. "GEQ OFF" is
displayed.
On the remote control, press GEQ and then press PRESET
M or N repeatedly within 4 seconds until "GEQ OFF"
is displayed.
- To adjust the low frequencies (BAS), turn TRIPLE
DRIVE. Adjust from MIN (-2) to MAX (+5).
- To adjust the middle frequencies (MID), hold down
ENTER and turn TREBLE/MIDDLE. Adjust from MIN
(-5) to MAX (+5).
- To adjust the high frequencies (TRE), turn TREBLE/
MIDDLE. Adjust from MIN (-5) to MAX (+5).
On the remote control, press SOUND repeatedly to select
the frequency range (BAS, MID or TRE), and then press
M or N within 6 seconds to adjust the level.
If you want to store your customized curve, proceed to
the next step.
2 Hold down MANUAL (GEQ on the remote
control) until "PRESET" flashes in the display
and then press ENTER within 4 seconds.
The customized curve is stored in "MANUAL"
•If you select one of the preset curves such as HEAVY before
step 1, you can customize a curve on it.
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TIMER OPERATIONS
4 Press f or g to set the timer-activated
duration, then press ENTER or aSET.
With each press, the timer-activated duration changes
in 5-minute steps between 5 to 240 minutes.
5 Press f or g to adjust the volume level
for timed playback, then press ENTER or aSET.
Adjustable range: 0 to 18
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6 Prepare the source.
To play CD(s), load disc(s).
To play the radio, select the band and tune in to the
desired station.
To play a tape, insert the tape and select the deck.
To play external equipment connected to the VIDEO/AUX
jacks, set an external timer for the equipment so that its
playback begins at the same time.
Sleep timer
Timer playback
Turns off the unit automatically after a specified time.
Turns on the unit at a specified time for the specified duration.
Make sure the clock is set correctly.
7 Press POWER 6STANDBY/ON to turn the unit
off.
1 Press SHIFT+TIMER on the remote control to
display " PLAY".
At timer-on time, the unit turns on and plays the selected
source. After the specified timer-activated duration, the
unit turns off again.
1 Press SHIFT+SLEEP on the remote control.
"SLP" appears on the display.
2 Press f or g repeatedly to set the sleep
timer duration.
With each press, the timer duration changes in 5-minute
steps between 5 to 240 minutes. If there is no button
input for 6 seconds, the current setting is entered
automatically.
The unit turns off after the selected time.
•MULTI JOG is also available in place of f or g.
Tip:
The display is dimmed while the sleep timer is active.
To check the remaining time until the unit turns off
Press SHIFT+SLEEP on the remote control. The remaining
time is displayed for 6 seconds.
To cancel the sleep timer
Press SHIFT+SLEEP twice on the remote control so that
"SLP OFF" is displayed.
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On the unit, press MODE repeatedly to display
"TIMER", and press ENTER within 4 seconds. Then
turn MULTI JOG within 6 seconds to select " PLAY",
and press ENTER within 4 seconds.
2 Press f or g to set the timer-on time, then
press ENTER or aSET.
If f or g is not pressed within 6 seconds, you
will exit the timer setting mode and the previous setting,
however, is entered.
3 Press f or g to select the source, then
press ENTER or aSET.
Tip:
The display is dimmed while the timer playback is active.
•To stop timer setting in step 2 to 5, press s.
Timer standby mode is also canceled.
•Timer playback will not begin unless the unit is turned off
first.
•Connected equipment cannot be turned on or off by the
built-in timer of this unit. Use an external timer.
•MULTI JOG is also available in place of f or g.
•In step 3, TAPE, TUNER, VIDEO/AUX, CD or FUNCTION
is also available to select the source.
In step 5, VOLUME +,- or VOLUME is also available to
adjust the volume level.
To display the timer setting
Press SHIFT+TIMER on the remote control.
The timer-on time, the source and the timer-activated
duration are displayed for 6 seconds.
Timer recording
Tip:
Timer setting can be displayed even while the unit is turned
off, and at that time if you press ENTER or a within 6
seconds after SHIFT+TIMER is pressed, you can enter the
timer setting mode and change the setting.
1 Press SHIFT+TIMER on the remote control
repeatedly to display " REC".
To change the timer setting
Re-set the timer again.
To cancel the timer
Press SHIFT+TIMER on the remote control repeatedly until
" OFF" is displayed. "5" disappears from the display.
Tip:
Your timer setting is retained even if the timer is canceled.
Next time the timer is activated, you can change your
previous setting, or simply use the same setting again.
Timer recording is available only for TUNER and VIDEO/AUX
(with an external timer) sources.
On the unit, press MODE repeatedly to display
"TIMER", and press ENTER within 4 seconds. Then
turn MULTI JOG within 6 seconds to select " REC",
and press ENTER within 4 seconds.
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2 Carry out step 2 to step 5 described in "Timer
playback".
3 Prepare the source.
To record the radio, select the band and tune in to the
desired station.
To record external equipment connected to the VIDEO/
AUX jacks, set an external timer for the equipment so
that its playback begins at the same time.
4 Insert the recording tape in DECK 2 and then
turn the unit off.
Tip:
The display is dimmed while the timer recording is active.
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REFERENCE
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Care and maintenance
Troubleshooting
Occasional care and maintenance of the unit and the software
are needed to optimize the performance of your unit.
If your unit fails to perform properly, check the following guide
and the relevant sections of the Operating Instructions.
To clean the cabinet
Use a soft and dry cloth. If the unit surfaces are extremely
dirty, use a soft cloth lightly moistened with mild detergent
solution. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine
or thinner.
There is no sound.
•Are the speakers and AC power cord connected properly?
To clean the tape heads
Dirty tape heads cause sound deterioration. After every 10
hours of use, clean the tape heads with a head cleaning
cassette. Refer to the instructions of the cleaning cassette.
To demagnetize the tape heads
Use a demagnetizing cassette after every 20 to 30 hours of
use. Refer to the instructions of the demagnetizing cassette.
Care of CDs
When a CD becomes dirty, wipe it from the center out with a
cleaning cloth. After playing a CD, store it in its case. Do
not keep it in hot or humid places.
Care of tapes
Store tapes in their cases after use. Do not leave tapes near
magnets, motors, television sets, or any source of
magnetism. Do not expose tapes to direct sunlight, or leave
them in a car parked in direct sunlight.
The unit shut off suddenly.
•Possibly a short circuit in the speaker terminals.
Disconnect the AC power cord from the AC power outlet
and re-connect the speaker cords correctly.
The unit blacks out when the unit is turned off.
•Is ECO mode set to on?
Erroneous display.
•Reset the unit.
Poor radio reception.
•Check antenna connection. Adjust the antenna to find the
best reception.
•Move unit and antenna away from other electric appliances
and cords.
The tape does not run.
•Is the deck in pause?
Poor tape sound.
•Check for dirty heads. Clean them if needed.
•Use type I (normal) tapes.
Cannot record.
•Is the erasure prevention tab of the tape broken off? If so,
cover the detection slot with adhesive tape.
The CD player works poorly.
•Is the disc correctly loaded?
•Is the disc dirty?
•Is the lens affected by condensation? If so, wait
approximately one hour and try again.
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Condensation
Moisture may form on the CD pickup lens when:
•The unit is moved from a cold spot to a warm spot
•The heating system has just been turned on
•The unit is used in a very humid room
•The unit is cooled by an air conditioner
When this unit has condensation inside, it may not function
normally. Should this occur, leave the unit for a few hours,
then try to operate again.
Resetting the unit
If an unusual condition occurs in the display window or the
cassette deck, reset the unit as follows:
1 Press POWER to turn off the power.
If the power cannot be turned off, disconnect the AC power
cord, then plug it in again.
2 Hold down s and press POWER.
Everything stored in memory after purchase is cleared.
GENERAL
Specifications
MAIN UNIT CX-NTR77
TUNER
FM tuning range
FM usable sensitivity (IHF)
FM antenna terminal
AM tuning range
AM usable sensitivity
AM antenna
87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
13.2 dBf
75 ohms (unbalanced)
530 kHz to 1710 kHz (10 kHz step)
531 kHz to 1602 kHz (9 kHz step)
350 µV/m
Loop antenna
AMPLIFIER
Power output
Total harmonic distortion
Input
Outputs
120 W + 120 W (40 Hz - 20 kHz,
THD less than 1 %, 6 ohms)
150 W + 150 W (1 kHz, THD less
than 10 %, 6 ohms)
0.08 % (75 W, 1 kHz, 6 ohms, DIN
AUDIO)
VIDEO/AUX: 700 mV
SPEAKERS: 6 ohms or more
PHONES: 32 ohms or more
Power requirements
Power consumption
Power consumption
in standby mode
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
120 V AC, 60 Hz
130 W
With ECO mode on: 0.6 W
With ECO mode off: 25 W
260 x 324 x 391 mm
(10 1/4 x 12 7/8 x 15 1/2 in.)
8.7 kg (19 lbs 3 oz)
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FRONT SPEAKERS SX-NTR77
Speaker system
Speaker units
Impedance
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
3 way, bass reflex
Woofer: 120 mm (4 3/4 in.) cone x 3
Tweeter: 60 mm (2 3/8 in.) cone
Super tweeter: 20 mm (13/16 in.)
ceramic
6 ohms
275 x 370 x 297 mm
(10 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 11 3/4 in.)
5.1 kg (11 lbs 4 oz)
Specifications and external appearance are subject to change
without notice.
CASSETTE DECK
Track format
Frequency response
Recording system
Heads
4 tracks, 2 channels stereo
50 Hz – 15 kHz
AC bias
DECK 1: playback x 1
DECK 2: recording/playback x 1,
erase x 1
COPYRIGHT
Check copyright laws relevant to recordings from discs, radio
or tape for the country where the unit is to be used.
CD PLAYER
Laser
D/A converter
Signal-to-noise ratio
Harmonic distortion
Semiconductor laser (λ = 780 nm)
1 bit dual
85 dB (1 kHz, 0 dB)
0.05 % (1 kHz, 0 dB)
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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 circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
CAUTION
Modifications or adjustments to this product, which are not
expressly approved by the manufacturer, may void the user’s
right or authority to operate this product.
For assistance and information
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