Audiovox AXTM600 Stereo System User Manual

OWNER'S MANUAL
ELECTRONICALLY-TUNED
AM/FM/MPX RADIO WITH
AUTO-REVERSE CASSETTE PLAYER,
CD PLAYER, CD CHANGER CONTROLS
AND QUARTZ CLOCK
Model
GC-600
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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ON/OFF POWER BUTTON
Press this knob to turn the unit on or off.
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VOLUME CONTROL
To increase the volume level, turn this knob clockwise. The volume will increase
with each detent position of the control and the level will be shown by the bars
on the display panel. To decrease the volume level, turn the knob counterclockwise.
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AUDIO FUNCTION SELECT (SEL)
AUDIO FUNCTION LEVEL CONTROL
VOLUME LEVEL MEMORY
This knob is used to select the audio function (bass, midrange, treble, balance,
or fade) to be adjusted.
Pressing the Select knob will select the audio functions in sequence of bass
(“BAS” on the display panel), midrange (“MID”), treble (“TRE”), balance (“BAL”),
and fader (“FAD”). After selecting the desired audio function, adjustment is
made by turning the knob as appropriate. The display will automatically return
to the volume indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment is made.
This knob is also used to set the memory for the volume level which will be
recalled when the unit is turned on. To set the volume memory, turn the unit on
and adjust the volume using the Volume Control
to the level which you wish
to be recalled when the unit is turned on. Then, press the Select knob and hold
it for approximately 2 seconds. The volume level bars on the display panel will
flash twice and the volume is now set in the memory. If the unit is turned off with
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the volume higher than the memory setting, the unit will return to the memory
setting when turned back on. If, however, the unit is turned off with the volume
lower than the memory setting, the unit will return to the lower setting when
turned back on.
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BASS CONTROL
To adjust the bass level, first select the Bass mode by pressing the Select knob
once so that the “BAS” indication appears on the display panel. Within 5
seconds of choosing the Bass mode, turn the knob clockwise to increase the
bass response or counter-clockwise to decrease the bass response as desired.
The level will be shown by the bars on the display panel from a minimum of
to a maximum of
(the diamond in the
center of the display represents flat response). The display will automatically
return to the volume indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment is made.
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MIDRANGE CONTROL
To adjust the midrange level, first select the Midrange mode by pressing the
Select knob
twice so that the “MID” indication appears on the display panel.
Within 5 seconds of choosing the Midrange mode, turn the knob clockwise to
increase the midrange response or counter-clockwise to decrease the midrange
response as desired. The level will be shown by the bars on the display panel
from a minimum of
to a maximum of
(the
diamond in the center of the display represents flat response). The display will
automatically return to the volume indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment
is made.
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TREBLE CONTROL
To adjust the treble level, first select the Treble mode by pressing the Select
knob
three times so that the “TRE” indication appears on the display panel.
Within 5 seconds of choosing the Treble mode, turn the knob clockwise to
increase the treble response or counter-clockwise to decrease the treble
response as desired. The level will be shown by the bars on the display
panel from a minimum of
to
a maximum of
( the diamond in the center of the display represents flat
response). The display will automatically return to the volume indication 5
seconds after the last adjustment is made.
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LEFT/RIGHT BALANCE CONTROL
To adjust the left-right speaker balance, first select the Balance mode by
pressing the Select knob
four times so the “BAL” indication appears on the
display panel. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Balance mode, turn the knob
clockwise to adjust the stereo balance to the right channel speakers or counterclockwise to adjust it to the left channel speakers. The balance position will be
shown by the bars on the display panel from L
R (full left)
to L
R (full right). When the volume level between the left
and right speakers is equal, L
R will be shown on the display
panel. The display will automatically return to the volume indication 5 seconds
after the last adjustment is made.
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FRONT/REAR FADER CONTROL
To adjust the front-rear speaker balance, first select the Fader mode by pressing the
Select knob five times so the “FAD” indication appears on the display panel. Within
5 seconds of choosing the Fader mode, turn the knob clockwise to fade the sound to
the rear speakers or counter-clockwise to fade the sound to the front speakers. The
fader position will be shown by the bars on the display panel from
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R ( full front ) to F
R ( full rear ). When
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the volume level between the front and rear speakers is equal,
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R will be shown on the display panel. The display will automatically return to the volume indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment is
made.
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AM/FM BAND SELECTOR
Each time this button is pressed, the radio band is changed. The indication “AM”,
“FM1”, or “FM2” will appear on the display panel according to your selection.
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TUNE
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AUTOMATIC SEEK TUNING
To manually select a radio station, momentarily press the Up Tuning (
) side
of the button to advance the unit one digit higher or the Down Tuning (
) side
of the button to tune downward. Continue to press either side of the button to
tune the radio rapidly in the selected direction.
Pressing either side of the button for longer than 0.5 seconds and then releasing
will activate the Automatic Seek Tuning function in the selected direction. The
radio will seek the next available station and stop at that frequency. The Seek
function can be stopped by pressing the button again or activating any other
tuning function.
bm AUTO-STORESYSTEM(AS)
PRE-SET SCAN TUNING (PS)
Press this button momentarily to scan the 5 stations pre-set into the memories
of the AM band or the 10 stations of the FM band. The unit will stop at each preset station for 5 seconds before continuing to the next pre-set station (the preset number on the display panel will flash during this operation). Press the button
again momentarily to stop the Pre-Set Scan operation and remain on the
selected frequency.
Pressing the button for longer than 2 seconds will activate the Auto-Store
System (AS) which will automatically scan and enter up to 5 stations into the preset memories on the band in use. If you have already set the pre-set memories
to your favorite stations, activating the Auto-Store function will erase those
stations and enter the new ones. This feature is most useful when travelling in
a new area where you are not familiar with the local stations.
bn STATION PRE-SET MEMORIES
To set any of the 5 pre-set memories in each band, use the following procedure:
1. Turn the radio on and select the desired band.
2. Select the first station to be pre-set using the Manual Up/Down or Automatic
Seek Tuning Controls
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3. Press the pre-set button to be set and continue to hold it in. The volume will
be momentarily muted and the pre-set number will appear on the display
panel indicating that the station is now set into that memory position and can
be recalled at any time by pressing that pre-set button.
4. Repeat the above procedure to enter stations in the remaining 4 pre-set
memories on that band and the 5 memories on each of the other 2 bands of
the unit.
bo LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel displays the frequency, time, and
activated functions.
NOTE: It is characteristic of LCD panels that, if subjected to cold
temperatures for an extended period of time, they may take
longer to illuminate than under normal conditions and the
visibility of the numbers may slightly decrease. The LCD readout will return to normal when the temperature increases to a
normal range.
bp CASSETTEDOOR
Hold the cassette with the exposed tape edge to the right and insert it into the
cassette door. Depress fully until the cassette is engaged and begins playing.
When the cassette reaches the end of the side of the tape being played, the unit
will automatically change direction as shown by the arrow indication on the
display panel and play of the other side of the cassette will begin.
NOTE: Observe cassette Cautions in the Care and Maintenance
section of this manual.
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FAST-FORWARD BUTTON (FF)
Pushing the Fast-Forward button will cause the tape to move rapidly in the
forward direction of play (the direction arrow on the display panel will flash during
this operation). To stop Fast-Forward movement, lightly push the Rewind button
until the mechanism disengages and normal play resumes.
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REWIND BUTTON (REW)
Pushing the Rewind button will cause the tape to move rapidly in the reverse
direction of play (the direction arrow on the display panel will flash during this
operation). To stop Rewind movement, lightly push the Fast-Forward button
until the mechanism disengages and normal play resumes.
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bs PROGRAMSELECTOR
To manually reverse tape direction and play the other side (program) of the
cassette, lightly push both the Fast-Forward
and Rewind
buttons at the
same time. The change of program will be shown by the direction arrows on the
display panel.
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Pressing this button will temporarily stop play of the tape (the
indication will
flash on the display panel). Press the button again to resume play of the tape
from the point at which it had stopped.
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bu EJECT BUTTON (
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Tape playback is stopped and the cassette is ejected by pushing this button.
Radio, CD player or CD changer operation will automatically resume when the
cassette is ejected, depending on which mode was in operation prior to cassette
play.
cl DISC SLOT
With the label surface facing up, gently insert the disc into the slot until the softloading mechanism engages and disc play begins. The rotating disc indicator
and track number will appear on the display panel.
NOTE: This unit is designed for play of standard 5" (12cm) Compact
Discs ONLY. Do not attempt to use 3" (8cm) CD-Single discs
in this unit, either with or without an adaptor, as damage to the
player and/or disc can occur. Such damage will not be covered
by the Warranty on this product.
cm TRACK SELECT (
TRACK
)
This button is used to quickly select the beginning of a particular track. Tap the
Forward Track Select (
) side of the button or Backward Track Select (
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side of the button to locate the desired track as shown by the track number on
the display panel.
cn CUE/REVIEW FUNCTIONS (
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High-speed audible search to any section of the disc can be made by the Cue
and Review functions. Press and hold the Cue ( ) side of the button to advance
rapidly in forward direction (
indication will flash on the display panel) or the
Review (
) side of the button to advance rapidly in the backward direction
( indication will flash on the display panel).
When the Cue (
) side of the button is held down and the end of the last track
on the disc is reached or the Review (
) side of the button is held down until
the beginning of the first track is reached, the unit will automatically enter the
Play mode from the beginning of track #1.
co CD PLAYER PAUSE SELECTOR (
)
During disc play, press this button to temporarily stop play of the disc (the
indication will flash on the display panel). Press the button again to
resume play of the disc from the point at which it was stopped. Pause mode will
also be cancelled by activating any other disc function.
cp TRACKSCAN(SCAN)
During disc play, press this button to play the first 10 seconds of each track on
the disc (“SCAN” will appear on the display panel). When a desired track is
reached, press the Scan button again to cancel the function and play of the
selected track will continue. The Track Scan mode will also be cancelled by
activating the Repeat Play
, Shuffle Play
, or Track Select
functions.
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cq REPEAT PLAY SELECTOR (RPT)
During disc play, press this button to repeat the play of the selected track (“RPT”
will appear on the display panel). Play of the track will continue to repeat until
the button is pressed again and the “RPT” indication disappears from the display
panel. The Repeat Play mode will also be cancelled by activating the Track
Scan
or Shuffle Play
functions.
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cr SHUFFLE PLAY SELECTOR (SHF)
During disc play, press this button to play the tracks on the disc in a random,
shuffled order (“SHF” will appear on the display panel). The Track Select
function
will also select tracks in the random order instead of the normal
progression. The Shuffle Play mode can be cancelled by pressing the button
again. Shuffle Play mode will also be cancelled by activating the Track Scan
or Repeat Play
functions.
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cs DISC EJECT (
)
By pressing this button, the disc will be ejected and the unit will change to either
radio, cassette or CD changer mode depending on which was last in use before
CD player mode was selected.
If the disc is not removed from the disc slot within 10 seconds of being ejected,
it will automatically be re-loaded into the unit to prevent it from being accidentally damaged (
will appear on the display panel indicating that a disc is
loaded in the player). Play of the disc can be resumed by using the Mode
Selector
to choose CD player function.
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This button is used to select the audio source (radio, CD player, cassette, or
optional CD changer) in play. Each press will change to the next source.
cu TIME/FREQUENCY SELECTOR (T/F)
During radio operation, press this button to call the time display on the
incorporated quartz clock. Pressing the button again or activating any tuning
function will return to frequency display.
During CD player or CD changer operation, press this button to call the time
display or return to disc and track indications.
dl RE-SET BUTTON
A Re-Set button is located on the front panel which must be activated by a pen
tip or other thin object as it is recessed to prevent accidental engagement. The
Re-Set circuitry is provided to protect the microprocessor circuitry and should
only be activated under the following circumstances as it will erase the time and
station pre-set memories.
1. Upon initial installation after all wiring is completed.
2. If there is a malfunction of any of the switches on the unit, pressing the ReSet button may clear the system and return to normal operation.
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SETTING THE CLOCK
1. Switch the vehicle ignition “on” and the radio “off” (the time will be shown on
the display panel).
2. Press and hold the Time/Frequency Selector (T/F)
seconds until the time display begins flashing.
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3. Within 5 seconds of the display beginning to flash, press the Manual Down
Tuning (
) side of button
to adjust the hours and the Manual Up Tuning
(
) side of the button to adjust the minutes to the correct time.
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4. After setting the correct time, press the Time/Frequency Selector (T/F) again
or wait 5 seconds for the display to stop flashing.
CD PLAYER ERROR SIGNS
If a problem should develop while operating the CD player, the following error
sign indications may appear on the display panel.
E:01
Indicates an error in the microprocessor control of the CD player.
Eject the disc, make sure it is clean, undamaged and loaded
correctly (label side up). Re-load the disc and check for proper
operation or try another disc. You may also try activating the Re-Set
button
on the unit, but this will also erase the time and pre-set
memories.
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E:03
Indicates an error in the laser focus on the disc. Eject the disc, make
sure it is clean, undamaged and loaded correctly (label side up). Reload the disc and check for proper operation or try another disc.
E:07
Indicates that the disc may be loaded in the player upside-down. Reload disc properly if necessary. May also indicate that the disc is dirty
in which case, clean the disc and re-load it.
If the suggested measures do not solve the problem, contact your car stereo
specialist or service facility for further assistance.
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CD CHANGER CONTROLS
Built into this radio are controls to operate an optional 10-disc or 6-disc CD
changer. Please check with your SPS/Audiovox or Prestige car stereo specialist
for recommendations of the models that will work with this radio.
Adjustments of the audio functions (volume, tone, balance, and fader) operate
in the same manner during CD changer play as they do for radio, CD, and
cassette play. The following controls will operate the CD changer when it is
installed and connected to this radio. Refer to the owner’s manual included with
the CD changer for instructions on the installation and correct loading and use
of the CD magazine.
dm MODESELECTOR(MODE)
With the CD changer connected to the unit, this button is used to select CD
changer operation. To choose CD changer mode, press the button until the
“DISC”, “TRACK” and
indications appear on the display panel. Press
the Mode button again to change back to radio, CD player or tape operation.
dn & do DISC SELECT (DISC
) ( DISC)
These buttons are used to select the desired disc for play. To advance to a
higher number disc, press the “DISC
" button
. To return to a lower number
disc, press the “
DISC ” button
. The number of the disc in play will be
shown on the display panel.
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dp TRACK SELECT (
TRACK
)
This button is used to quickly select the beginning of a particular track. Tap the
Forward Track Select (
) side of the button or Backward Track Select ( )
side of the button to locate the desired track as shown by the track number on
the display panel.
dq CUE/REVIEW FUNCTIONS (
/
)
High-speed audible search to any section of the disc can be made by the Cue
and Review functions. Press and hold the Cue ( ) side of the button to advance
rapidly in forward direction or the Review (
) side of the button to advance
rapidly in the backward direction.
When the Cue ( ) side of the button is held down and the end of the last track
on the disc is reached or the Review (
) side of the button is held down until
the beginning of the first track is reached, the unit will enter the Pause mode
(
will flash on the display panel) until the button is released.
dr PAUSE SELECTOR (
)
Pressing this button will temporarily stop play of the disc (the
indication
will flash on the display panel). Press the button again to resume play of the disc
from the point at which it had stopped. Pause mode will also be cancelled by
activating any other disc changer function.
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ds TRACK/DISC SCAN (SCAN)
When the Scan button is pressed, the “SCAN” indication will appear on the
display panel and the first 10 seconds of each track on the disc will be played
in order. When a desired track is reached, press the Scan button again and play
of that track will continue (“SCAN” will disappear from the display panel). The
Track Scan mode will also be cancelled by activating any other disc function
(Select, Cue, Review, Shuffle or Repeat).
When the Scan button is pressed and held longer than 2 seconds, the “DISC”
and “SCAN” indications will appear on the display panel and the first 10 seconds
of the first track on each disc will be played. When a desired disc is reached,
press the Scan button again and play of the disc will continue (“DISC” and
“SCAN” will disappear from the display panel). The Disc Scan mode will also
be cancelled by activating any other disc function (Select, Cue, Review, Shuffle
or Repeat).
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TRACK/DISC REPEAT (RPT)
When the Repeat button is pressed, the “RPT” indication will appear on the
display panel and play of the selected track will be continually repeated until the
Track Repeat mode is cancelled by pressing the Repeat button again or by
activating the Scan
or Shuffle
functions (“RPT” will disappear from the
display panel).
When the Repeat button is pressed and held longer than 2 seconds, the “DISC”
and “RPT” indications will appear on the display panel and play of the selected
disc will be continually repeated. The Disc Repeat mode can be cancelled by
pressing the Repeat button again or by activating the Scan
or Shuffle
functions (“DISC” and “RPT” will disappear from the display panel).
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du TRACK/DISC SHUFFLE (SHF)
When the Shuffle button is pressed, the “SHF” indication will appear on the
display panel and the tracks on the disc will be played in a random, shuffled
order. The Track Select button
will also select tracks in the shuffled order
instead of the normal progression. The Track Shuffle mode can be cancelled
by pressing the Shuffle button again or by activating the Scan
or Repeat
functions (“SHF” will disappear from the display panel).
When the Shuffle button is pressed and held longer than 2 seconds, the “DISC”
and “SHF” indications will appear on the display panel and the discs in the
magazine will be played in a random, shuffled order as well as the tracks on each
disc. When all the tracks on the selected disc have been played, the next disc
will be chosen in shuffled order and its tracks will be played in shuffled order. The
Disc Shuffle mode can be cancelled by pressing the Shuffle button again or
activating the Scan
or Repeat
functions (“DISC” and “SHF” will disappear
from the display panel).
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CD CHANGER ERROR SIGNS
If a problem should develop while operating the CD changer, the following error
sign indications may appear on the display panel.
E:01
Indicates abnormal disc changer function. Consult your car stereo
specialist or service facility for further assistance.
E:02
Indicates excessive temperature conditions. The error sign will go
off and play will resume when the changer temperature returns to
the normal range.
E:07
Indicated disc may be loaded in the magazine upside-down. Reload disc properly if necessary. May also indicate that the disc is
dirty in which case, clean the disc and re-load it. If this does not
restore correct operation, consult your car stereo specialist or
service facility for further assistance.
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No discs are loaded in the magazine.
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No disc is loaded in magazine tray #1. (2 - - indication for tray #2,
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
The radio and CD player sections of your new sound system do not require any
maintenance. We recommend you keep this manual for future reference on how
to set the clock and for general reference of the many features found in this unit.
As with any cassette player, the cassette section of this sound system does
require a minimum of maintenance to keep it in good working condition. The
following simple care and maintenance suggestions should be followed to
prevent malfunctions of the cassette system.
CASSETTE CARE:
1. Purchase a cassette cleaning kit from your local retail store. Use it! At least
every 20 to 30 hours of operation you must clean the cassette mechanism.
A dirty cassette player will have a poor sound.
2. Do not use cassettes that exceed 45 minutes of play on each side.
3. Do not insert a cassette that appears to be broken, twisted or dirty or with loose
or torn labels on it.
4. Always keep your cassettes away from direct sunlight or exposure to subfreezing conditions. If a cassette is cold, allow it to warm up before use.
5. Do not keep a cassette in the player when not in use.
6. Before inserting a cassette in the player, check that the tape is tightly wound
on the reels. Take up any excess slack using a pencil to turn the drive hub
in the cassette (see diagram below).
© 1996 Audiovox Corporation, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788
Form No. 128-4944