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CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
SISTEMA PORTATIL DE COMPONENTES DE CD
PC-X290
Consists of CA-PCX290 and SP-PCX290
Consta del CA-PCX290 el SP-PCX290
SP-PCX290
SP-PCX290
CA-PCX290
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
+
FM MODE
STANDBY
O
SE
T
U
TAPE
T
WN
R
A
A
REC
PLAY
REC
PLAY
CD SYNCHRO RECORDING
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
PAUSE
DO
AUX
M
T
BAND
TUNER/
BAND
S/PRESET EQ
PEA
TUNER/
OG
CD/
RANDOM
PR
TAPE
CD/
RANDOM
HB
RE
IN
P/
T
P RE
R
PHONES
D I S PL AY
SENSOR
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
PLAY
AUTO STOP SYSTEM
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
B
PAUSE
INSTRUCTIONS
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which are located either on the rear,
bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
LVT1189-002A
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Warnings, Cautions and Others
Mises en garde, précautions et indications diverses
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.:
1. Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet.
2. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
ATTENTION
Afin d’éviter tout risque d’électrocution, d’incendie, etc.:
1. Ne pas enlever les vis ni les panneaux et ne pas ouvrir le coffret de
l’appareil.
2. Ne pas exposer l’appareil à la pluie ni à l’humidité.
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.
Caution — STANDBY/ON
switch!
Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely. The
STANDBY/ON
switch in any position does not disconnect the
mains line. The power can be remote controlled.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of impor tant operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Attention — Commutateur STANDBY/ON
!
Déconnecter la fiche de secteur pour couper complètement le
courant. Le commutateur STANDBY/ON
ne coupe jamais
complètement la ligne de secteur, quelle que soit sa position. Le
courant peut être télécommandé.
For U.S.A.
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.
IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. ATTENTION: N’ouvrez pas le couvercle supérieur. Il n’y a aucune
3. CAUTION: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and
interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
4. REPRODUCTION OF LABEL: CAUTION LABEL, PLACED
INSIDE THE UNIT.
IMPORTANT POUR PRODUITS LASER
1. PRODUIT LASER CLASSE 1
2. ATTENTION: N’ouvrez pas le couvercle supérieur. Il n’y a aucune
pièce réparable par l’utilisateur à l’intérieur de l’appareil; confiez
toute réparation à un personnel qualifié.
3. ATTENTION: Risque de radiations laser visible et invisible quand
l’appareil est ouvert et que le système de verrouillage ne
fonctionne pas ou a été mis hors service. Évitez toute exposition
directe au rayon.
4. REPRODUCTION DE L’ÉTIQUETTE: ÉTIQUETTE DE
PRÉCAUTION PLACÉE À L’INTERIEUR DE L’APPAREIL.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION -
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS
DEFEATED. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
VORSICHT ! UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG TRITT AUS, WENN DECKEI.
GEÖFFNET UND WENN SICHERHEITSVERRIEGELUNG ÜBERBRÜCKT
IST. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN!
VARNING -
OSYNLIG LASERSTRÄLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH
SPÄRR ÄR URKOPPLAD STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
ADVARSEL -USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING NÅR
SIKKERHEDSAFBRYDERE ER UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDGÅ
UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
For Canada/pour le Canada
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS
LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER
JUSQUAU FOND.
For Canada/pour le Canada
THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE CLASS B
LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS FROM DIGITAL
APPARATUS AS SET OUT IN THE INTERFERENCE-CAUSING
EQUIPMENT STANDARD ENTITLED “DIGITAL APPARATUS,”
ICES-003 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE RESPECTE LES LIMITES DE
BRUITS RADIOELECTRIQUES APPLICABLES AUX APPAREILS
NUMERIQUES DE CLASSE B PRESCRITES DANS LA NORME
SUR LE MATERIEL BROUILLEUR: “APPAREILS NUMERIQUES”,
NMB-003 EDICTEE PAR LE MINISTRE DES COMMUNICATIONS.
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Introduction
We would like to thank you for purchasing one of our JVC products.
Before operating this unit, read this manual carefully and thoroughly to
obtain the best possible performance from your unit, and retain this manual
for future reference.
About This Manual
Power sources
This manual is organized as follows:
• When unplugging from the wall outlet, always pull the
plug, not the AC power cord.
• The manual mainly explains operations using the
buttons and controls on the unit. You can also use the
buttons on the remote control if they have the same or
similar names (or marks) as those on the unit.
If operation using the remote control is different from
that using the unit, it is then explained.
• Basic and common information that is the same for many
functions is grouped in one place, and is not repeated in
each procedure. For instance, we do not repeat the
information about turning on/off the unit, setting the
volume, changing the sound effects, and others, which are
explained in the section “Common Operations” on pages 9
to 11.
• The following marks are used in this manual:
Gives you warnings and cautions to prevent
damage or risk of fire/electric shock.
Also gives you information which is not good
for obtaining the best possible performance
from the unit.
DO NOT handle the AC power cord with wet
hands.
Moisture condensation
Moisture may condense on the lens inside the unit in the
following cases:
• After starting heating in the room
• In a damp room
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm place
Should this occur, the unit may malfunction. In this case,
leave the unit turned on for a few hours until the moisture
evaporates, unplug the AC power cord, and then plug it in
again.
Others
Gives you information and hints you had better
know.
• Should any metallic object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and consult your dealer before operating
any further.
• If you are not going to operate the unit for an extended
period of time, unplug the AC power cord from the wall
outlet.
DO NOT disassemble the unit since there are no
user serviceable parts inside.
Precautions
If anything goes wrong, unplug the AC power cord and
consult your dealer.
Installation
• Install in a place which is level, dry and neither too hot nor
too cold—between 5˚C (41˚F) and 35˚C (95˚F).
• Install the unit in a location with adequate ventilation to
prevent internal heat built-up in the unit.
• Leave sufficient distance between the unit and the TV.
• Keep the speakers away from the TV to avoid interference
with TV.
DO NOT install the unit in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or vibration.
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Contents
Location of the Buttons and Controls ....................... 3
Front Panel ................................................................. 3
Remote Control .......................................................... 5
Getting Started ............................................................ 6
Unpacking .................................................................. 6
Putting the Batteries into the Remote Control ........... 6
Connecting the Speakers ............................................ 6
Connecting Other Equipment ..................................... 7
Power Supply ............................................................. 8
Common Operations .................................................. 9
Turning On or Off the Power ....................................... 9
Setting the Clock ........................................................ 9
Selecting the Sources................................................... 9
Adjusting the Volume ............................................... 10
Reinforcing the Bass Sound ..................................... 10
Selecting the Sound Modes ...................................... 10
Ensuring Good FM and AM Reception ................... 11
Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts ...................... 12
Tuning in a Station ................................................... 12
Presetting Stations .................................................... 12
Tuning in a Preset Station ........................................ 12
Playing Back CD ....................................................... 13
Loading CD ..............................................................
Playing Back the Entire Disc ...................................
Basic CD Operations ................................................
Programming the Playing Order of the Tracks
—Program Play ..................................................
Playing at Random—Random Play .........................
Repeating Tracks or CD—Repeat Play ....................
Playing Introductions—Intro Play ...........................
13
13
13
14
15
15
15
Playing Back Tapes ................................................... 16
Playing Back a Tape ................................................. 16
Recording .................................................................. 17
Recording onto a Tape on Deck A ............................ 17
Dubbing Tapes .......................................................... 18
Recording Disc—Disc Synchronized Recording ..... 18
Maintenance .............................................................. 19
Troubleshooting ........................................................ 20
Specifications ............................................................. 20
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Location of the Buttons and Controls
Become familiar with the buttons and controls on your unit.
Front Panel
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VOLUME
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
STANDBY/ON
+
1
t
FM MODE
SENSOR
STANDBY
2
P RE
SE
T
y
U
WN
AUX
R
A
DO
BAND
M
T
TUNER/
D I S PL AY
T
CD/
RANDOM
OG
TAPE
PR
4
S/PRESET EQ
PEA
PHONES
HB
RE
IN
T
O
P/
3
R
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
u
i
o
5
6
7
A
8
REC
PLAY
CD SYNCHRO RECORDING
PLAY
AUTO STOP SYSTEM
B
;
a
s
REC
9
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
PAUSE
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
d
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Display Window
2
1
3
5
4
CD TUNER TAPE AUX SYNC REC REP 1
INTRO PROG RANDOM HBS MUTING ALL
STEREO
MONO
FM AM
MHz
kHz
AM PM
CLASSIC
ROCK
POP
JAZZ
6
7
8
FLAT
9
See pages in the parentheses for details.
Front Panel
1 Display window
2 Operation buttons
• 4 (9, 12 – 14), 3¥8 (play/pause) (13 – 15),
7 (13 – 15), ¢ (9, 12 – 15)
3 TAPE button (9, 16, 18)
4 PHONES jack (10)
5 CD/RANDOM button (9, 13, 15, 18)
6 TUNER/BAND button (9, 12)
7 AUX button (9)
8 Deck A cassette holder (16)
9 Operation buttons for deck A (16 – 18)
• REC ¶, PLAY 3, REW 1, FF ¡,
STOP/EJECT 7/0, PAUSE 8
p SENSOR (Remote sensor)
q STANDBY lamp (9)
w FM MODE button (12)
e 0 OPEN (CD door open/close) (11)
r STANDBY/ON
button (9)
t VOLUME +/– control (10)
y HBS/PRESET EQ (Equalizer) button (10)
u DISPLAY button (9)
i PRESET UP/REPEAT button (12, 15)
o PRESET DOWN button (12)
; PROGRAM/SET button (9, 12, 14)
a INTRO button (15)
s Deck B cassette holder (16)
d Operation buttons for deck B (16)
• PLAY 3, REW 1, FF ¡, STOP/EJECT 7/0,
PAUSE 8
Display Window
1 CD play mode indicators (14, 15)
• INTRO, PROG, RANDOM
2 Source indicators (9)
• CD, TUNER, TAPE, AUX
3 HBS (Hyper Bass Sound) indicator (10)
4 SYNC REC indicator (18)
5 MUTING indicator (10)
6 Repeat mode indicators (15)
• REP 1/ALL
7 Tuner operation indicators (12)
• STEREO, MONO
8 Main display
9 Equalizer pattern indicators (10)
• CLASSIC, ROCK, POP, JAZZ, FLAT
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Continued
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Remote Control
Remote Control
CD/
RANDOM
TAPE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
TUNER/
BAND
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r
t
8
y
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
p
q
w
e
r
t
y
STANDBY/ON
button (9)
AUX button (9)
DISPLAY button (9)
FM MODE button (12)
PROGRAM/SET button (9, 12, 14)
MUTING button (10)
INTRO button (15)
HBS (Hyper Bass Sound)/PRESET EQ (Equalizer) button
(10)
4/6/7/¢ buttons (12 – 15)
TAPE button (9, 16, 18)
CD/RANDOM button (9, 13, 15, 18)
TUNER/BAND button (9, 12)
Number buttons (12 – 14)
PRE UP/REPEAT button (12, 15)
PRE DOWN button (12)
VOLUME +/– buttons (10)
Remote sensor
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
+
FM MODE
SENSOR
STANDBY
O
SE
T
U
R
A
EC
LAY
PLAY
CD SYNCHRO RECORDING
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
PAUSE
D I S PL AY
DO
AUX
M
T
BAND
WN
T
TUNER/
OG
CD/
RANDOM
PR
TAPE
S/PRESET EQ
PEA
HB
RE
IN
P/
T
P RE
R
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
PLAY
AUTO STOP SYSTEM
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
B
PAUSE
When using the remote control, point it at
the remote sensor on the front panel.
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Do not connect the AC power cord until all other connections
have been made.
Unpacking
Connecting the Speakers
After unpacking, check to be sure that you have all the
following items.
The number in the parentheses indicates the quantity of the
pieces supplied.
To connect speakers
Continued
You can connect the speakers using the speaker cords.
1
• Remote control (1)
• AC power cord (1)
2,3
If any is missing, consult your dealer immediately.
Putting the Batteries into the Remote Control
Insert the batteries—R03(UM-4)/AAA(24F)—into the
remote control, by matching the polarity (+ and –) on the
batteries with the + and – markings on the battery
compartment.
When the remote control can no longer operate the unit,
replace both batteries at the same time.
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MIN 3.2 Ω
L
R
Red
Red
Speaker
cord
1
Speaker
cord
Black
2
R03(UM-4)/AAA(24F)
(not supplied)
3
Right speaker
Left speaker
1 Hold the clamp of the speaker terminal.
2 Insert the end of the speaker cord into the
terminal.
•
•
•
•
DO NOT use an old battery together with a new one.
DO NOT use different types of batteries together.
DO NOT expose batteries to heat or flame.
DO NOT leave the batteries in the battery
compartment when you are not going to use the
remote control for an extended period of time.
Otherwise, it will be damaged from battery leakage.
Match the polarity of the speaker terminals: red (ª) to
red (ª) and black (·) to black (·).
3 Release the finger from the clamp.
IMPORTANT:
• Use only speakers with the same speaker impedance as
indicated by the speaker terminals on the rear of the unit.
• DO NOT connect more than one speaker to one
speaker terminal.
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Getting Started
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Connecting Other Equipment
Attaching the speaker system to the main unit
Fit the speaker into the grooves on the main unit (1) and slide
down the speaker vertically (2) as the illustration shows.
You can connect an audio equipment as a playback device.
When you connect and use this equipment, refer also to its
manual.
• DO NOT connect any equipment while the power
is on.
• DO NOT plug in any equipment until all
connections are complete.
1
2
Be sure that the plugs of the audio cords are color coded:
White plugs and jacks are for left audio signals, and red ones
for right audio signals.
R
AC
IN
R
L
Audio/video
equipment
To audio output
Detaching the speaker system from the main unit
With the lever on the back of the unit pushed in the direction
of the arrow (1), lift up the speaker vertically (2) as the
illustration shows.
For playing the other equipment through this unit,
connect between the audio output jacks on the other
equipment and AUX IN jacks by using audio cords (not
supplied).
1
R
AC
IN
2
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Power Supply
To insert the batteries
Use AC power or dry batteries (not supplied) to operate the
unit.
• As long as the AC power cord is connected to a power
source, the unit operates on AC power rather than on the
batteries in it.
1
To connect the AC power cord
2
4
R20(SUM-1)/D(13D)
(not supplied)
8
3
7
1
1 To the
5
2
AC IN terminal
6
3
AC power cord
(supplied)
2 To a wall outlet
•
•
•
•
DO NOT use an old battery together with a new one.
DO NOT use different types of batteries together.
DO NOT expose batteries to heat or flame.
DO NOT leave the batteries in the battery
compartment when you are not going to use the unit
for an extended period of time. Otherwise, it will be
damaged from battery leakage.
Remove batteries when storing this unit over one month.
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Common Operations
3 Press
4 or ¢ to adjust
the minute, then press
PROGRAM/SET.
Turning On or Off the Power
To turn on the unit, press STANDBY/ON .
• When you use the batteries for power supply,
the backlight of the display dims to save
power consumption.
P RE
T
O
SE
T
U
RE
IN
R
P/
To turn off the unit (on standby), press STANDBY/ON
again.
The STANDBY lamp on the unit lights red.
PEA
WN
T
R
M
T
OG
DO
PR
A
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
A little power is always consumed even while the unit is on
standby.
To switch off the power supply completely, unplug the AC
power cord from the AC outlet. If the batteries are inserted in
the unit, take them out.
When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power
failure occurs
The clock is reset to “AM 12:00” right away, while the tuner preset
stations (see page 12) will be erased in a few days. If the batteries
are inserted in the unit, this has no effect on the memory.
To show the clock when CD or tuner is selected
Press DISPLAY.
• Each time you press the button, the display changes the clock
indication and the normal indication alternately. (Operating the
unit while clock indication is displayed change the display to the
normal indication.)
Setting the Clock
Before operating the unit any further, first set the clock built
in this unit.
• When the unit is turned on with CD or tuner selected, press
DISPLAY first to show the clock indication.
1 Press and hold PROGRAM/SET
O
SE
U
IN
RE
PEA
for more than 2 seconds.
T
P/
T
P RE
R
WN
T
R
M
Selecting the Sources
To select the FM/AM broadcasts, press TUNER/BAND.
(See page 12.)
To select CD, press CD/RANDOM then press 6. (See
pages 13 – 15.)
To select tapes, press TAPE then press PLAY 3 for the deck
you want. (See page 16.)
To select the external equipment as the source, press AUX.
T
OG
A
DO
PR
The hour digits start flashing on the
display.
If there is a power failure
The clock loses the setting and is reset to “AM 12:00.” You need to
set the clock again. If the batteries are inserted in the unit, this has
no effect on the memory.
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
The source indicator for the selected source appears on the
display.
AM
TAPE
CD/
TUNER/
RANDOM
BAND
2 Press 4 or ¢ to adjust
the hour, then press
PROGRAM/SET.
The minute digits start flashing on the
display.
O
SE
T
U
RE
IN
P/
T
P RE
R
PEA
PM
WN
T
R
M
T
OG
DO
PR
A
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
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AUX
English
Adjusting the Volume
Reinforcing the Bass Sound
You can adjust the volume level only while the unit is turned
on.
The Hyper Bass Sound function provided for this unit can
enhance the bass sound while listening to any source at low
volume.
• You can use this function only for playback.
VOLUME
+
S/PRESET EQ
To turn on the function, press and hold HBS/
PRESET EQ for more than 1 second so that
the HBS indicator appears on the display.
D I S PL AY
-
HB
Turn the VOLUME +/– clockwise to
increase the volume or counterclockwise
to decrease it.
• The volume level can be adjusted in 31
steps (00 VOL to 30 VOL).
HBS
When using the remote control, press VOLUME + to increase
the volume or press VOLUME – to decrease it.
To turn off the sound temporarily
To turn off the function, press and hold the button for more
than 1 second again so that the HBS indicator goes off from
the display.
On the remote control ONLY:
Press MUTING.
The sounds is turned off and the MUTING indicator appears
on the display.
Selecting the Sound Modes
You can select one of the 5 preset sound modes.
SEA (Sound Effect Amplifier) modes:
CLASSIC: Good for classical music.
ROCK:
Boosts low and high frequency. Good for
acoustic music.
POP:
Good for vocal music.
JAZZ:
Good for jazz music.
FLAT:
Normal sound.
For private listening
Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack. No sound
comes out of the speakers. Be sure to turn down the volume before
connecting or putting on headphones.
CLASSIC
ROCK
JAZZ
POP
FLAT
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S/PRESET EQ
To select the sound modes, press HBS/
PRESET EQ repeatedly until the indicator for
the sound mode you want appears on the
display.
• Each time you press the button, the sound
modes change as follows:
HB
DO NOT turn off (on standby) the unit with the
volume set to an extremely high level; otherwise, a
sudden blast of sound can damage your hearing,
speakers and/or headphones when you turn on the
unit or start playing any source next time.
REMEMBER you cannot adjust the volume level
while the unit is on standby.
• This function only affects the playback sound, but does not
affect your recording.
D I S PL AY
To restore the sound, press MUTING again.
The MUTING indicator goes off.
• Adjusting the volume level also cancels the muting.
English
Ensuring Good FM and AM Reception
FM reception: Pull out the antenna and reorient it for better
reception.
AM reception: Reorient the main unit for better reception.
For better reception of both FM and AM
• Make sure the antenna conductors do not touch any other
terminals and connecting cords.
• Keep the antennas away from metallic parts of the unit,
connecting cords, and the AC power cord.
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Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts
3 Press PRESET UP/REPEAT
T
U
IN
T
SE
RE
PEA
WN
T
R
DO
A
M
T
OG
The unit automatically tunes in the previously
tuned station (either FM or AM).
• Each time you press the button, the band
alternates between FM and AM.
O
PR
or PRESET DOWN to select
a preset number.
1 Press TUNER/BAND.
P RE
R
P/
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PROG
FM
STEREO
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4 Press PROGRAM/SET again.
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FM
The unit starts searching for stations
and stops when a station of sufficient
signal strength is tuned in. If a
program is broadcast in stereo, you
can hear stereo sounds (the STEREO
indicator appears).
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To change the FM reception mode
Tuning in a Preset Station
When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive
or noisy, press FM MODE so that the MONO
FM MODE
indicator appears on the display. Reception
improves.
To restore the stereo effect, press FM MODE again so that
the MONO indicator goes off.
• The stereo effect is also restored when you tune in another
station.
1 Press TUNER/BAND.
The unit automatically tunes in the previously
tuned station (either FM or AM).
• Each time you press the button, the band
alternates between FM and AM.
2 Select a preset number.
MHz
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For preset number 5, press 5.
For preset number 10, press +10, then
0.
• See “Tuning in a Station” above.
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On the remote control ONLY:
Press the number buttons.
1 Tune in the station you want to preset.
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You can preset 10 FM and 10 AM stations.
In some cases, test frequencies have been already memorized
for the tuner since the factory examined the tuner preset
function before shipment. This is not a malfunction. You can
preset the stations you want into memory by following the
presetting method.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the
setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 2
again.
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Press PRESET UP/REPEAT or
PRESET DOWN.
Presetting Stations
STEREO
E
When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power
failure occurs
The preset stations will be erased in a few days. If this happens,
preset the stations again. If the batteries are inserted in the unit, this
has no effect on the memory.
When you press 4 or ¢ briefly and repeatedly
The frequency changes step by step.
FM
ES
The tuned station in step 1 is stored in the
preset number selected in step 3.
• Storing a new station on a used number erases the
previously stored one.
To stop during searching, press 4 or ¢.
TUNER
PROG
U
TUNER
PROG
for more than 1 second.
2 Press PROGRAM/SET.
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English
Playing Back CD
This unit has been designed to play back the following CDs: Audio
CD, CD-R, and CD-RW.
Continued use of irregular shape CDs (heart-shape, octagonal, etc.)
can damage the unit.
When playing a CD-R or CD-RW
User-edited CD-Rs (Recordable) and CD-RWs (Rewritable) can
be played back only if they are already “finalized.”
• You can play back your original CD-Rs or CD-RWs recorded in
music CD format. (However, they may not be played back
depending on their characteristics or recording conditions.)
• Before playing back CD-Rs or CD-RWs, read their instructions
or cautions carefully.
• Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs may not be played back on this unit
because of their disc characteristics, damage or stain on them,
or if the player’s lens is dirty.
• CD-RWs may require a longer readout time. (This is caused by
the fact that the reflectance of CD-RWs is lower than for
regular CDs.)
CD
Track number
Elapsed playing time
To stop during play, press 7.
To remove the disc, press 0 OPEN.
Basic CD Operations
While playing a CD, you can do the following operations.
To stop play for a moment
Press 3¥8.
While pausing, the elapsed playing time flashes
on the display.
To resume play, press 3¥8 again.
Loading CD
To locate a particular point in a track
During play, press and hold 4 or ¢.
• 4 : Fast reverses the disc.
• ¢ : Fast forwards the disc.
On the unit ONLY:
1 Press 0 OPEN on the disc door to open the
disc door.
2 Place a disc correctly with its label side up as
shown below.
To go to another track
Press 4 or ¢ repeatedly before or
during playback.
• 4 : Goes back to the beginning of
the current or previous tracks.
• ¢ : Skips to the beginning of the next or succeeding
tracks.
correct
If you press and hold 4 or ¢ before playing
You can change the tracks continuously.
incorrect
To go to another track directly using the number
buttons
3 Press 0 OPEN again to close the disc door.
On the remote control ONLY:
Pressing the number button(s) before or during play allows
you to start playing the track number you want.
Playing Back the Entire Disc
You can play CD continuously.
1 Load CD.
2 Press CD/RANDOM,
then 3¥8.
CD play starts from the first
track.
• Pressing CD/RANDOM while the source is CD starts
Random play (see page 15). In this case, press just 3/8
to start playback.
Ex.: For track number 5, press 5.
For track number 10, press +10, then
0.
For track number 15, press +10, then
5.
For track number 20, press +10, +10,
then 0.
For track number 32, press +10, +10,
+10, then 2.
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Continued
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To add tracks in the program
2 Press PROGRAM/SET repeatedly unit “00” appears as
the track number.
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1 Press PROGRAM/SET repeatedly to show the last
programmed track.
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The PROG indicator flashes on the display.
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2 Press PROGRAM/SET.
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• If the current playing source is not the CD player, press
CD/RANDOM before going to the next step.
Before playing, you can check the program
contents by pressing PROGRAM/SET.
• Each time you press the button, the
programmed tracks are shown on the
display.
P RE
OG
1 Load CD.
To check the program contents
PR
You can arrange the order in which the tracks play before you
start playing. You can program up to 20 tracks.
• To use Repeat play (see page 15) for Program play, press
PRESET UP/REPEAT after starting Program play.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the setting
is canceled before you finish, start from step 2 again.
To stop during play, press 7.
The PROG indicator goes off from the display and the unit
exits from Program play. (The program you have made is
stored in memory until you erase the program.)
IN
Programming the Playing Order of the Tracks
—Program Play
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3 Enter the track number(s) you want to add by repeating
steps 3 and 4 on the left.
• If a program has been stored in memory, the program is
called up.
To edit the program
1 Press PROGRAM/SET repeatedly to show the program
number you want to edit.
3 Select a track from the CD.
Press 4 or ¢ to select the
track number.
2 Enter the track number you want by following steps 3 and
4 on the left.
On the remote control ONLY:
Press the number buttons.
To erase the entire program before or after play
1 Press PROGRAM/SET.
The PROG indicator flashes on the display.
• For how to use the number buttons, see
“To go to another track directly using
the number buttons” on page 13.
2 Press 7.
CD
• Ejecting a CD will also erase the entire program.
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A
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PR
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If you cannot enter a track number
You are trying to program a track number that does not
exist on the CD (for example, selecting track 14 on a CD that only
has 12 tracks).
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5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to program other tracks
if you want.
After you have programmed 20 tracks
The program number returns to “P-01.” Programming
more tracks overwrite the tracks already programmed to those
numbers.
6 Press 3¥8 while the PROG indicator
flashes.
The tracks are played in the order you have
programmed.
• If the PROG indicator goes off before you press 3/8,
press PROGRAM/SET, then press 3/8 to start
playback.
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Playing at Random—Random Play
Repeating Tracks or CD—Repeat Play
The tracks of loaded CD will play at random.
• To use Repeat play for Random play, press PRESET UP/
REPEAT so that REP ALL indicator lights up on the
display after starting Random play (Random play will be
canceled when you select REP 1).
You can have the CD, the program or the individual track
currently playing repeat as many times as you like.
To repeat play, press PRESET UP/
REPEAT during or before playing. To
use Repeat play for Program play,
Random play and Intro play, press the
button before or after starting playback.
• Each time you press the button,
Repeat play mode changes as follows, and the REP ALL or
REP 1 indicator appears on the display:
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• If the current playing source is not the CD player, press
CD/RANDOM before going to the next step.
2 Press CD/RANDOM so that the
REP ALL
RANDOM indicator appears on the
display.
Random play starts.
• If you press CD/RANDOM during CD playback, the
Random play starts after the current track ends.
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REP 1
Canceled
REP ALL : Repeats all the tracks (continuously or at
random), or all the tracks in the program.
REP 1
: Repeats one track (except for Random play).
CD
RANDOM
When you select Random play
REP 1 is canceled.
The tracks are played at random.
Random play ends when all the tracks are played once.
To skip the currently playing track, press ¢.
To stop during play, press 7.
The RANDOM indicator goes off from the display and the
unit exits from Random play.
• To cancel Random play without stopping playback, press
CD/RANDOM so that the RANDOM indicator goes off.
To stop during play, press 7.
The REP indicator goes off from the display and the unit
exits from Repeat play.
• To cancel Repeat play without stopping playback, press
PRESET UP/REPEAT repeatedly until the REP indicator
goes off.
Playing Introductions—Intro Play
Every track or every programmed track of a CD can be
played for the beginning ten seconds.
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To use Intro play, press INTRO.
Intro play starts and the INTRO indicator
appears. To use Intro play for Program play
and Random play, press the button after
starting playback.
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To stop during play, press 7.
The INTRO indicator goes off from the display and the unit
exits from Intro play.
• To cancel Intro play without stopping playback, press
INTRO again until the INTRO indicator goes off.
If you press INTRO while playing a track after ten
seconds from the beginning
The introduction of the next track begins to play.
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Playing Back Tapes
To play the tapes in the decks B and A continuously
You can play back only type I (Normal) tapes.
1 Set the cassette tapes in the decks A and B.
Playing Back a Tape
• If the tape direction is set wrong, replace the cassette.
1 Press STOP/EJECT 7 /0 for the deck you
2 Press PLAY 3 for the deck B.
want to use.
The tape in the deck B begins to play.
3 Press PAUSE 8, then press PLAY 3 for the
deck A.
When the tape in the deck B ends, the tape in the deck A
automatically begins to play.
PAUSE
For Deck A
For Deck B
2 Put a cassette in, with the exposed part of the
tape down.
The use of the C-120 or thinner tape is not
recommended, since characteristic deterioration
may occur and this tape easily jams in the pinchrollers and the capstans.
3 Close the cassette holder gently.
4 Press TAPE.
TAPE
5 Press PLAY 3.
The tape play starts.
When the tape plays to the end, the deck
automatically stops.
To stop during play, press STOP/EJECT 7/0.
To operate the other deck, press STOP/EJECT 7/0, then
PLAY 3 on the other deck.
To fast wind to the left or to the right, press REW 1/
FF ¡ while the tape is not running.
To remove the cassette, press STOP/EJECT 7/0.
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Recording
Recording onto a Tape on Deck A
IMPORTANT:
• It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record
pre-recorded tapes, records, or discs without the
consent of the owner of copyright in the sound or video
recording, broadcast or cable program and in any
literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic embodied
therein.
• The recording level is automatically set correctly, so it is
not affected by the VOLUME +/–. Thus, during recording
you can adjust the sound you are actually listening to
without affecting the recording level.
• While recording, you can hear sound modes through the
speakers or headphones (see page 10). However, the sound
is recorded without these effects.
• If recordings you have made have excessive noise or static,
the unit may be too close to a TV. Increase the distance
between the TV and the unit.
• You can use only type I (Normal) tapes for recording.
On the unit ONLY:
1 Put a recordable cassette into the deck A with
the exposed part of the tape down.
• See also page 16.
2 Close the cassette holder gently.
3 Start playing the source—FM, AM*, CD
player, deck B, or auxiliary equipment
connected to AUX IN jacks.
• When the source is CD, you can also use Disc
Synchronized Recording (see page 18).
• When the source is the deck B, you can also use the
dubbing method. (See “Dubbing Tapes” on page 18.)
* See “To record an AM station—Beat Cut” on page 18.
4 Press REC ¶ for the deck A.
To protect your recording
Cassettes have two small tabs on
the back to protect unexpected
erasure or re-recording.
To protect your recording,
remove these tabs.
To re-record on a protected tape, cover the holes with
adhesive tape.
To stop during recording, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 for the
deck A.
To keep the best recording and playback sound quality
If the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers of the cassette decks
become dirty, the following will occur:
• Impaired sound quality
• Discontinuous sound
• Fading
• Incomplete erasure
• Difficulty in recording
To remove the cassette, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 for the
deck A.
You cannot press REC ¶ in the following cases:
• If no cassette is inserted.
• If a protected tape is inserted.
To clean the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers
Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
Pinch roller
Capstan
Erase head
(only for the deck A)
Head
To demagnetize the heads
Turn off the unit, and use a head demagnetizer (available at
electronics and record shops).
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Recording Disc
—Disc Synchronized Recording
To record an AM station—Beat Cut
While recording an AM broadcast, beats may be heard
(which are never heard when listening to the broadcast
without recording it).
If this occurs, set the BEAT CUT switch on the back of the
unit to 1 or 2 to reduce the beating sound.
You can start disc play and recording at the same time.
1 Put a recordable cassette into the deck A with
the exposed part of the tape down.
• See also page 16.
RELEASE
RELEASE
2 Close the cassette holder gently.
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MIN 3.2
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SCREW
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BEAT CUT
1
RESET
2
AUX IN
SPK LABEL
(PC PLATE )
SPK LABEL
(PC PLATE )
AC IN
- 7 +
+ 3 + 6 - 2 +
3 Press CD/RANDOM select the CD
- 8 +
+ 4 + 5 - 1 +
SUM-1 D SIZE HP2 R20
OPEN
OPEN
player as the source.
• If you want to record tracks in the desired order,
program the playing order (see page 14).
BEAT CUT
1
2
4 Press REC ¶.
REC
The CD playback and recording start automatically.
The SYNC REC indicator appears on the display.
Dubbing Tapes
CD
SYNC REC
MUTING
1 Press TAPE.
TAPE
• When the end of the tape is reached, recording stops
and the CD playback is paused.
When CD playback ends, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 to
stop the recording.
2 Put the source cassette into the deck B, and a
recordable cassette into the deck A.
3 Press PAUSE 8, then press REC ¶ for the
deck A.
PAUSE
• If you press REC ¶ while playing back the CD, the CD
player returns to the beginning of that track and the
recording starts from that track.
REC
You cannot press REC ¶ in the following cases:
• If no cassette is inserted.
• If a protected tape is inserted.
4 Press PLAY 3 for the deck B.
Dubbing starts.
To stop during dubbing, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 for the
deck A.
To stop recording for a moment, press PAUSE 8.
The recording is paused, but the CD playback does
not stop.
To resume recording, press PAUSE 8 again.
To stop recording, press STOP/EJECT 7/0.
The recording stops and the CD playback is
paused.
To remove the cassette, press STOP/EJECT 7/0
while recording is stopped.
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STOP/EJECT
STOP/EJECT
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Maintenance
To get the best performance of the unit, keep your discs, tapes, and mechanism clean.
Handling cassette tapes
Handling discs
• Remove the disc from its case by
holding it at the edge while pressing the
center hole lightly.
• Do not touch the shiny surface of the
disc, or bend the disc.
• Put the disc back in its case after use to
prevent warping.
• Be careful not to scratch the surface of
the disc when placing it back in its
case.
• Avoid exposure to direct sunlight,
temperature extremes, and moisture.
• If the tape is loose in its cassette, take
up the slack by inserting a pencil in
one of the reels and rotating.
• If the tape is loose, it may get
stretched, cut, or caught in the
cassette.
• Be careful not to touch the tape
surface.
• Avoid the following places to store the
tape:
– In dusty places
– In direct sunlight or heat
– In moist areas
– Near a magnet
To clean the disc
Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a
straight line from center to edge.
DO NOT use any solvent—such as conventional
record cleaner, spray, thinner, or benzine—to
clean the disc.
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Troubleshooting
If you are having a problem with your unit, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service.
If you cannot solve the problem from the hints given here, or the unit has been physically damaged, call a qualified person,
such as your dealer, for service.
Symptom
No sound is heard.
Cause
Action
• Connections are incorrect or loose.
• Check all connections and make
corrections. (See pages 6 – 8.)
• Press MUTING to cancel the mute.
(See page 10.)
• Muting is activated.
The disc sound is discontinuous.
The disc is scratched or dirty.
Clean or replace the disc. (See page 19.)
The disc does not play.
The disc is placed upside down.
Place the disc with the label side up.
Impossible to record.
Small tabs on the back of the cassette are removed. Cover the holes with adhesive tape.
Operations are disabled.
The built-in microprocessor may malfunction
due to external electrical interference.
Unplug the AC power cord after removing the
batteries from the unit, and then plug it back in.
Unable to operate the unit from the remote
control.
• The path between the remote control and
the remote sensor on the unit is blocked.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• Remove the obstruction.
• Replace the batteries.
Resetting the unit
If “Troubleshooting” (see above) does not eliminate
malfunctioning (failure to operate or display properly etc.), press
the reset switch on the back of the unit with something having a
sharp point.
BEA
1
T CU
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2
SPE
RES
If you reset the unit
Resetting causes the unit to restore its factory default settings and
results in all the settings made by the user being deleted.
General
Output Power:
Power requirements:
5 W per channel, min. RMS, driven into 3.2 Ω at 1 kHz with no
more than 10% total harmonic distortion.
Audio input sensitivity/Impedance (at 1 kHz)
AUX:
1 000 mV/47 kΩ
Speakers/Impedance: 3.2 Ω – 8 Ω
87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz
530 kHz – 1 710 kHz
R IM
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AN
AC 120 V , 60 Hz
DC 12 V (“R20(SUM-1)/D(13D)” batteries
(8))
Power consumption: 20 W (at operation)
3 W (on standby)
Dimensions (approx.): 270 mm x 274 mm x 298 mm (W/H/D)
(10 11/16 in. x 10 3/4 in. x 11 3/4 in.)
Mass (approx.):
4.1 kg (9.1 lbs)
Supplied accessories
See page 6.
CD player
CD Capacity:
1 CD
Dynamic range:
60 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio: 75 dB
Cassette deck
Frequency response
Normal (type I): 50 Hz — 10 000 Hz
Wow and flutter:
0.15% (WRMS)
Speaker section—SP-PCX290
Type:
Speaker units:
2-way bass-reflex type
Woofer:
10 cm (4 in.) cone x1
Tweeter:
5 cm (2 in.) cone x1
Power handling capacity: 5 W
Impedance:
3.2 Ω
Frequency range:
50 Hz — 18 000 Hz
Dimensions (approx.): 180 mm x 270 mm x 228 mm (W/H/D)
(7 1/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. x 9 in.)
Mass (approx.):
1.7 kg (3.8 lbs) each
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Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
Amplifier section—CA-PCX290
FM tuning range:
AM tuning range:
AKE
sharp point
Specifications
Tuner
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LIMITED WARRANTY
PORTABLE AUDIO 1-90 USA ONLY
ONLY FOR PRODUCT PURCHASED IN U.S.A.
JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA warrants this product and all parts thereof, except as set forth below ONLY TO THE
ORIGINAL PURCHASER AT RETAIL to be FREE FROM DEFECTIVE MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP from the date
of original retail purchase for the period as shown below. ("The Warranty Period")
PARTS
1
LABOR
YR
90
DAYS
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND
IN COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO.
WHAT WE WILL DO:
If this product is found to be defective, JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner.
Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during normal business hours at JVC authorized service
centers. Parts used for replacement are warranted only for the remainder of the Warranty Period. All products and parts
thereof may be brought to a JVC authorized service center on a carry-in basis except for Television sets having a screen
size 25 inches and above which are covered on an in-home basis.
WHAT YOU MUST DO FOR WARRANTY SERVICE:
Return your product to a JVC authorized service center with a copy of your bill of sale. For your nearest JVC authorized
service center, please call toll free: (800) 537-5722.
If service is not available locally, box the product carefully, preferably in the original carton, and ship, insured, with
a copy of your bill of sale plus a letter of explanation of the problem to the nearest JVC Factory Service Center, the
name and location of which will be given to you by the toll-free number.
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1. Products which have been subject to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty
installation, lack of reasonable care, or if repaired or serviced by anyone other than a service facility authorized by
JVC to render such service, or if affixed to any attachment not provided with the products, or if the model number
or serial number has been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed;
2. Initial installation and installation and removal for repair;
3. Operational adjustments covered in the Owner's Manual, normal maintenance, video and audio head cleaning;
4. Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act of God, and cosmetic damage;
5. Signal reception problems and failures due to line power surge;
6. Video Pick-up Tubes/CCD Image Sensor, Cartridge, Stylus (Needle) are covered for 90 days from the date of purchase;
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Authorized Service Centers
®
QUALITY
SERVICE
HOW TO LOCATE YOUR JVC SERVICE CENTER
TOLL FREE: 1 (800) 537-5722
http://www.jvc.com
Dear Customer,
In order to receive the most satisfaction from your purchase, please read the instruction booklet before
operating the unit. In the event that repairs are necessary, please call 1 (800)537-5722 for your nearest
authorized servicer or visit our website at www.JVC.com
Remember to retain your Bill of Sale for Warranty Service.
Do not service the television yourself
Caution
To prevent electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. There are no user serviceable parts
inside. Please refer to qualified service personnel for repairs.
Accessories
To purchase accessories for your JVC product, please call toll free: 1 (800)882-2345 or
on the web at www.JVC.com
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PC-X290
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
EN, SP
© 2004 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
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English
Français
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
CHAINE PORTABLE A LECTEUR CD
PC-X290
Consists of CA-PCX290 and SP-PCX290
Composé du CA-PCX290 et SP-PCX290
SP-PCX290
SP-PCX290
CA-PCX290
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
+
FM MODE
STANDBY
O
SE
T
U
TAPE
T
WN
R
A
A
REC
PLAY
REC
PLAY
CD SYNCHRO RECORDING
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
PAUSE
DO
AUX
M
T
BAND
TUNER/
BAND
S/PRESET EQ
PEA
TUNER/
OG
CD/
RANDOM
PR
TAPE
CD/
RANDOM
HB
RE
IN
P/
T
P RE
R
PHONES
D I S PL AY
SENSOR
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
PLAY
AUTO STOP SYSTEM
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
B
PAUSE
INSTRUCTIONS
MANUEL D’INSTRUCTIONS
LVT1189-003A
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Warnings, Cautions and Others
Mises en garde, précautions et indications diverses
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.:
1. Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet.
2. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
ATTENTION
Afin d’éviter tout risque d’électrocution, d’incendie, etc.:
1. Ne pas enlever les vis ni les panneaux et ne pas ouvrir le coffret de
l’appareil.
2. Ne pas exposer l’appareil à la pluie ni à l’humidité.
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.
Caution — STANDBY/ON
switch!
Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely. The
STANDBY/ON
switch in any position does not disconnect the
mains line. The power can be remote controlled.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of impor tant operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Attention — Commutateur STANDBY/ON
!
Déconnecter la fiche de secteur pour couper complètement le
courant. Le commutateur STANDBY/ON
ne coupe jamais
complètement la ligne de secteur, quelle que soit sa position. Le
courant peut être télécommandé.
For U.S.A.
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.
IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. ATTENTION: N’ouvrez pas le couvercle supérieur. Il n’y a aucune
3. CAUTION: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and
interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
4. REPRODUCTION OF LABEL: CAUTION LABEL, PLACED
INSIDE THE UNIT.
IMPORTANT POUR PRODUITS LASER
1. PRODUIT LASER CLASSE 1
2. ATTENTION: N’ouvrez pas le couvercle supérieur. Il n’y a aucune
pièce réparable par l’utilisateur à l’intérieur de l’appareil; confiez
toute réparation à un personnel qualifié.
3. ATTENTION: Risque de radiations laser visible et invisible quand
l’appareil est ouvert et que le système de verrouillage ne
fonctionne pas ou a été mis hors service. Évitez toute exposition
directe au rayon.
4. REPRODUCTION DE L’ÉTIQUETTE: ÉTIQUETTE DE
PRÉCAUTION PLACÉE À L’INTERIEUR DE L’APPAREIL.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION -
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS
DEFEATED. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
VORSICHT ! UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG TRITT AUS, WENN DECKEI.
GEÖFFNET UND WENN SICHERHEITSVERRIEGELUNG ÜBERBRÜCKT
IST. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN!
VARNING -
OSYNLIG LASERSTRÄLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH
SPÄRR ÄR URKOPPLAD STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
ADVARSEL -USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING NÅR
SIKKERHEDSAFBRYDERE ER UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDGÅ
UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
For Canada/pour le Canada
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS
LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER
JUSQUAU FOND.
For Canada/pour le Canada
THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE CLASS B
LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS FROM DIGITAL
APPARATUS AS SET OUT IN THE INTERFERENCE-CAUSING
EQUIPMENT STANDARD ENTITLED “DIGITAL APPARATUS,”
ICES-003 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE RESPECTE LES LIMITES DE
BRUITS RADIOELECTRIQUES APPLICABLES AUX APPAREILS
NUMERIQUES DE CLASSE B PRESCRITES DANS LA NORME
SUR LE MATERIEL BROUILLEUR: “APPAREILS NUMERIQUES”,
NMB-003 EDICTEE PAR LE MINISTRE DES COMMUNICATIONS.
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Introduction
We would like to thank you for purchasing one of our JVC products.
Before operating this unit, read this manual carefully and thoroughly to
obtain the best possible performance from your unit, and retain this manual
for future reference.
About This Manual
Power sources
This manual is organized as follows:
• When unplugging from the wall outlet, always pull the
plug, not the AC power cord.
• The manual mainly explains operations using the
buttons and controls on the unit. You can also use the
buttons on the remote control if they have the same or
similar names (or marks) as those on the unit.
If operation using the remote control is different from
that using the unit, it is then explained.
• Basic and common information that is the same for many
functions is grouped in one place, and is not repeated in
each procedure. For instance, we do not repeat the
information about turning on/off the unit, setting the
volume, changing the sound effects, and others, which are
explained in the section “Common Operations” on pages 9
to 11.
• The following marks are used in this manual:
Gives you warnings and cautions to prevent
damage or risk of fire/electric shock.
Also gives you information which is not good
for obtaining the best possible performance
from the unit.
DO NOT handle the AC power cord with wet
hands.
Moisture condensation
Moisture may condense on the lens inside the unit in the
following cases:
• After starting heating in the room
• In a damp room
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm place
Should this occur, the unit may malfunction. In this case,
leave the unit turned on for a few hours until the moisture
evaporates, unplug the AC power cord, and then plug it in
again.
Others
Gives you information and hints you had better
know.
• Should any metallic object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and consult your dealer before operating
any further.
• If you are not going to operate the unit for an extended
period of time, unplug the AC power cord from the wall
outlet.
DO NOT disassemble the unit since there are no
user serviceable parts inside.
Precautions
If anything goes wrong, unplug the AC power cord and
consult your dealer.
Installation
• Install in a place which is level, dry and neither too hot nor
too cold—between 5˚C and 35˚C.
• Install the unit in a location with adequate ventilation to
prevent internal heat built-up in the unit.
• Leave sufficient distance between the unit and the TV.
• Keep the speakers away from the TV to avoid interference
with TV.
DO NOT install the unit in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or vibration.
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Contents
Location of the Buttons and Controls ....................... 3
Front Panel ................................................................. 3
Remote Control .......................................................... 5
Getting Started ............................................................ 6
Unpacking .................................................................. 6
Putting the Batteries into the Remote Control ........... 6
Connecting the Speakers ............................................ 6
Connecting Other Equipment ..................................... 7
Power Supply ............................................................. 8
Common Operations .................................................. 9
Turning On or Off the Power ....................................... 9
Setting the Clock ........................................................ 9
Selecting the Sources................................................... 9
Adjusting the Volume ............................................... 10
Reinforcing the Bass Sound ..................................... 10
Selecting the Sound Modes ...................................... 10
Ensuring Good FM and AM Reception ................... 11
Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts ...................... 12
Tuning in a Station ................................................... 12
Presetting Stations .................................................... 12
Tuning in a Preset Station ........................................ 12
Playing Back CD ....................................................... 13
Loading CD ..............................................................
Playing Back the Entire Disc ...................................
Basic CD Operations ................................................
Programming the Playing Order of the Tracks
—Program Play ..................................................
Playing at Random—Random Play .........................
Repeating Tracks or CD—Repeat Play ....................
Playing Introductions—Intro Play ...........................
13
13
13
14
15
15
15
Playing Back Tapes ................................................... 16
Playing Back a Tape ................................................. 16
Recording .................................................................. 17
Recording onto a Tape on Deck A ............................ 17
Dubbing Tapes .......................................................... 18
Recording Disc—Disc Synchronized Recording ..... 18
Maintenance .............................................................. 19
Troubleshooting ........................................................ 20
Specifications ............................................................. 20
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Location of the Buttons and Controls
Become familiar with the buttons and controls on your unit.
Front Panel
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q
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r
VOLUME
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
STANDBY/ON
+
1
t
FM MODE
SENSOR
STANDBY
2
P RE
SE
T
y
U
WN
AUX
R
A
DO
BAND
M
T
TUNER/
D I S PL AY
T
CD/
RANDOM
OG
TAPE
PR
4
S/PRESET EQ
PEA
PHONES
HB
RE
IN
T
O
P/
3
R
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
u
i
o
5
6
7
A
8
REC
PLAY
CD SYNCHRO RECORDING
PLAY
AUTO STOP SYSTEM
B
;
a
s
REC
9
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
PAUSE
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
d
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Display Window
2
1
3
5
4
CD TUNER TAPE AUX SYNC REC REP 1
INTRO PROG RANDOM HBS MUTING ALL
STEREO
MONO
FM AM
MHz
kHz
AM PM
CLASSIC
ROCK
POP
JAZZ
6
7
8
FLAT
9
See pages in the parentheses for details.
Front Panel
1 Display window
2 Operation buttons
• 4 (9, 12 – 14), 3¥8 (play/pause) (13 – 15),
7 (13 – 15), ¢ (9, 12 – 15)
3 TAPE button (9, 16, 18)
4 PHONES jack (10)
5 CD/RANDOM button (9, 13, 15, 18)
6 TUNER/BAND button (9, 12)
7 AUX button (9)
8 Deck A cassette holder (16)
9 Operation buttons for deck A (16 – 18)
• REC ¶, PLAY 3, REW 1, FF ¡,
STOP/EJECT 7/0, PAUSE 8
p SENSOR (Remote sensor)
q STANDBY lamp (9)
w FM MODE button (12)
e 0 OPEN (CD door open/close) (13)
r STANDBY/ON
button (9)
t VOLUME +/– control (10)
y HBS/PRESET EQ (Equalizer) button (10)
u DISPLAY button (9)
i PRESET UP/REPEAT button (12, 15)
o PRESET DOWN button (12)
; PROGRAM/SET button (9, 12, 14)
a INTRO button (15)
s Deck B cassette holder (16)
d Operation buttons for deck B (16)
• PLAY 3, REW 1, FF ¡, STOP/EJECT 7/0,
PAUSE 8
Display Window
1 CD play mode indicators (14, 15)
• INTRO, PROG, RANDOM
2 Source indicators (9)
• CD, TUNER, TAPE, AUX
3 HBS (Hyper Bass Sound) indicator (10)
4 SYNC REC indicator (18)
5 MUTING indicator (10)
6 Repeat mode indicators (15)
• REP 1/ALL
7 Tuner operation indicators (12)
• STEREO, MONO
8 Main display
9 Equalizer pattern indicators (10)
• CLASSIC, ROCK, POP, JAZZ, FLAT
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Remote Control
Remote Control
CD/
RANDOM
TAPE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
TUNER/
BAND
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t
8
y
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
p
q
w
e
r
t
y
STANDBY/ON
button (9)
AUX button (9)
DISPLAY button (9)
FM MODE button (12)
PROGRAM/SET button (9, 12, 14)
MUTING button (10)
INTRO button (15)
HBS (Hyper Bass Sound)/PRESET EQ (Equalizer) button
(10)
4/6/7/¢ buttons (12 – 15)
TAPE button (9, 16, 18)
CD/RANDOM button (9, 13, 15, 18)
TUNER/BAND button (9, 12)
Number buttons (12 – 14)
PRE UP/REPEAT button (12, 15)
PRE DOWN button (12)
VOLUME +/– buttons (10)
Remote sensor
CD PORTABLE COMPONENT SYSTEM
VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
+
FM MODE
SENSOR
STANDBY
O
SE
T
U
R
A
EC
LAY
PLAY
CD SYNCHRO RECORDING
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
PAUSE
D I S PL AY
DO
AUX
M
T
BAND
WN
T
TUNER/
OG
CD/
RANDOM
PR
TAPE
S/PRESET EQ
PEA
HB
RE
IN
P/
T
P RE
R
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
PLAY
AUTO STOP SYSTEM
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP/EJECT
B
PAUSE
When using the remote control, point it at
the remote sensor on the front panel.
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Do not connect the AC power cord until all other connections
have been made.
Unpacking
Connecting the Speakers
After unpacking, check to be sure that you have all the
following items.
The number in the parentheses indicates the quantity of the
pieces supplied.
To connect speakers
Continued
You can connect the speakers using the speaker cords.
1
• Remote control (1)
• AC power cord (1)
2,3
If any is missing, consult your dealer immediately.
Putting the Batteries into the Remote Control
Insert the batteries—R03(UM-4)/AAA(24F)—into the
remote control, by matching the polarity (+ and –) on the
batteries with the + and – markings on the battery
compartment.
When the remote control can no longer operate the unit,
replace both batteries at the same time.
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MIN 3.2 Ω
L
R
Red
Red
Speaker
cord
1
Speaker
cord
Black
2
R03(UM-4)/AAA(24F)
(not supplied)
3
Right speaker
Left speaker
1 Hold the clamp of the speaker terminal.
2 Insert the end of the speaker cord into the
terminal.
•
•
•
•
DO NOT use an old battery together with a new one.
DO NOT use different types of batteries together.
DO NOT expose batteries to heat or flame.
DO NOT leave the batteries in the battery
compartment when you are not going to use the
remote control for an extended period of time.
Otherwise, it will be damaged from battery leakage.
Match the polarity of the speaker terminals: red (ª) to
red (ª) and black (·) to black (·).
3 Release the finger from the clamp.
IMPORTANT:
• Use only speakers with the same speaker impedance as
indicated by the speaker terminals on the rear of the unit.
• DO NOT connect more than one speaker to one
speaker terminal.
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Getting Started
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Connecting Other Equipment
Attaching the speaker system to the main unit
Fit the speaker into the grooves on the main unit (1) and slide
down the speaker vertically (2) as the illustration shows.
You can connect an audio equipment as a playback device.
When you connect and use this equipment, refer also to its
manual.
• DO NOT connect any equipment while the power
is on.
• DO NOT plug in any equipment until all
connections are complete.
1
2
Be sure that the plugs of the audio cords are color coded:
White plugs and jacks are for left audio signals, and red ones
for right audio signals.
R
AC
IN
R
L
Audio/video
equipment
To audio output
Detaching the speaker system from the main unit
With the lever on the back of the unit pushed in the direction
of the arrow (1), lift up the speaker vertically (2) as the
illustration shows.
For playing the other equipment through this unit,
connect between the audio output jacks on the other
equipment and AUX IN jacks by using audio cords (not
supplied).
1
R
AC
IN
2
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Power Supply
To insert the batteries
Use AC power or dry batteries (not supplied) to operate the
unit.
• As long as the AC power cord is connected to a power
source, the unit operates on AC power rather than on the
batteries in it.
1
To connect the AC power cord
2
4
R20(SUM-1)/D(13D)
(not supplied)
8
3
7
1
1 To the
5
2
AC IN terminal
6
3
AC power cord
(supplied)
2 To a wall outlet
•
•
•
•
DO NOT use an old battery together with a new one.
DO NOT use different types of batteries together.
DO NOT expose batteries to heat or flame.
DO NOT leave the batteries in the battery
compartment when you are not going to use the unit
for an extended period of time. Otherwise, it will be
damaged from battery leakage.
Remove batteries when storing this unit over one month.
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Common Operations
3 Press
4 or ¢ to adjust
the minute, then press
PROGRAM/SET.
Turning On or Off the Power
To turn on the unit, press STANDBY/ON .
• When you use the batteries for power supply,
the backlight of the display dims to save
power consumption.
P RE
T
O
SE
T
U
RE
IN
R
P/
To turn off the unit (on standby), press STANDBY/ON
again.
The STANDBY lamp on the unit lights red.
PEA
WN
T
R
M
T
OG
DO
PR
A
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
A little power is always consumed even while the unit is on
standby.
To switch off the power supply completely, unplug the AC
power cord from the AC outlet. If the batteries are inserted in
the unit, take them out.
When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power
failure occurs
The clock is reset to “AM 12:00” right away, while the tuner preset
stations (see page 12) will be erased in a few days. If the batteries
are inserted in the unit, this has no effect on the memory.
To show the clock when CD or tuner is selected
Press DISPLAY.
• Each time you press the button, the display changes the clock
indication and the normal indication alternately. (Operating the
unit while clock indication is displayed change the display to the
normal indication.)
Setting the Clock
Before operating the unit any further, first set the clock built
in this unit.
• When the unit is turned on with CD or tuner selected, press
DISPLAY first to show the clock indication.
1 Press and hold PROGRAM/SET
O
SE
U
IN
RE
PEA
for more than 2 seconds.
T
P/
T
P RE
R
WN
T
R
M
Selecting the Sources
To select the FM/AM broadcasts, press TUNER/BAND.
(See page 12.)
To select CD, press CD/RANDOM then press 6. (See
pages 13 – 15.)
To select tapes, press TAPE then press PLAY 3 for the deck
you want. (See page 16.)
To select the external equipment as the source, press AUX.
T
OG
A
DO
PR
The hour digits start flashing on the
display.
If there is a power failure
The clock loses the setting and is reset to “AM 12:00.” You need to
set the clock again. If the batteries are inserted in the unit, this has
no effect on the memory.
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
The source indicator for the selected source appears on the
display.
AM
TAPE
CD/
TUNER/
RANDOM
BAND
2 Press 4 or ¢ to adjust
the hour, then press
PROGRAM/SET.
The minute digits start flashing on the
display.
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SE
T
U
RE
IN
P/
T
P RE
R
PEA
PM
WN
T
R
M
T
OG
DO
PR
A
/S
ET
PR
ES
E
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English
Adjusting the Volume
Reinforcing the Bass Sound
You can adjust the volume level only while the unit is turned
on.
The Hyper Bass Sound function provided for this unit can
enhance the bass sound while listening to any source at low
volume.
• You can use this function only for playback.
VOLUME
+
S/PRESET EQ
To turn on the function, press and hold HBS/
PRESET EQ for more than 1 second so that
the HBS indicator appears on the display.
D I S PL AY
-
HB
Turn the VOLUME +/– clockwise to
increase the volume or counterclockwise
to decrease it.
• The volume level can be adjusted in 31
steps (00 VOL to 30 VOL).
HBS
When using the remote control, press VOLUME + to increase
the volume or press VOLUME – to decrease it.
To turn off the sound temporarily
To turn off the function, press and hold the button for more
than 1 second again so that the HBS indicator goes off from
the display.
On the remote control ONLY:
Press MUTING.
The sounds is turned off and the MUTING indicator appears
on the display.
Selecting the Sound Modes
You can select one of the 5 preset sound modes.
SEA (Sound Effect Amplifier) modes:
CLASSIC: Good for classical music.
ROCK:
Boosts low and high frequency. Good for
acoustic music.
POP:
Good for vocal music.
JAZZ:
Good for jazz music.
FLAT:
Normal sound.
For private listening
Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack. No sound
comes out of the speakers. Be sure to turn down the volume before
connecting or putting on headphones.
CLASSIC
ROCK
JAZZ
POP
FLAT
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S/PRESET EQ
To select the sound modes, press HBS/
PRESET EQ repeatedly until the indicator for
the sound mode you want appears on the
display.
• Each time you press the button, the sound
modes change as follows:
HB
DO NOT turn off (on standby) the unit with the
volume set to an extremely high level; otherwise, a
sudden blast of sound can damage your hearing,
speakers and/or headphones when you turn on the
unit or start playing any source next time.
REMEMBER you cannot adjust the volume level
while the unit is on standby.
• This function only affects the playback sound, but does not
affect your recording.
D I S PL AY
To restore the sound, press MUTING again.
The MUTING indicator goes off.
• Adjusting the volume level also cancels the muting.
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Ensuring Good FM and AM Reception
FM reception: Pull out the antenna and reorient it for better
reception.
AM reception: Reorient the main unit for better reception.
For better reception of both FM and AM
• Make sure the antenna conductors do not touch any other
terminals and connecting cords.
• Keep the antennas away from metallic parts of the unit,
connecting cords, and the AC power cord.
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Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts
3 Press PRESET UP/REPEAT
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The unit automatically tunes in the previously
tuned station (either FM or AM).
• Each time you press the button, the band
alternates between FM and AM.
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or PRESET DOWN to select
a preset number.
1 Press TUNER/BAND.
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Tuning in a Station
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TUNER
PROG
FM
STEREO
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4 Press PROGRAM/SET again.
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FM
The unit starts searching for stations
and stops when a station of sufficient
signal strength is tuned in. If a
program is broadcast in stereo, you
can hear stereo sounds (the STEREO
indicator appears).
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To change the FM reception mode
Tuning in a Preset Station
When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive
or noisy, press FM MODE so that the MONO
FM MODE
indicator appears on the display. Reception
improves.
To restore the stereo effect, press FM MODE again so that
the MONO indicator goes off.
• The stereo effect is also restored when you tune in another
station.
1 Press TUNER/BAND.
The unit automatically tunes in the previously
tuned station (either FM or AM).
• Each time you press the button, the band
alternates between FM and AM.
2 Select a preset number.
MHz
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For preset number 5, press 5.
For preset number 10, press +10, then
0.
• See “Tuning in a Station” above.
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On the remote control ONLY:
Press the number buttons.
1 Tune in the station you want to preset.
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You can preset 10 FM and 10 AM stations.
In some cases, test frequencies have been already memorized
for the tuner since the factory examined the tuner preset
function before shipment. This is not a malfunction. You can
preset the stations you want into memory by following the
presetting method.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the
setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 2
again.
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Press PRESET UP/REPEAT or
PRESET DOWN.
Presetting Stations
STEREO
E
When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power
failure occurs
The preset stations will be erased in a few days. If this happens,
preset the stations again. If the batteries are inserted in the unit, this
has no effect on the memory.
When you press 4 or ¢ briefly and repeatedly
The frequency changes step by step.
FM
ES
The tuned station in step 1 is stored in the
preset number selected in step 3.
• Storing a new station on a used number erases the
previously stored one.
To stop during searching, press 4 or ¢.
TUNER
PROG
U
TUNER
PROG
for more than 1 second.
2 Press PROGRAM/SET.
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Playing Back CD
This unit has been designed to play back the following CDs: Audio
CD, CD-R, and CD-RW.
Continued use of irregular shape CDs (heart-shape, octagonal, etc.)
can damage the unit.
When playing a CD-R or CD-RW
User-edited CD-Rs (Recordable) and CD-RWs (Rewritable) can
be played back only if they are already “finalized.”
• You can play back your original CD-Rs or CD-RWs recorded in
music CD format. (However, they may not be played back
depending on their characteristics or recording conditions.)
• Before playing back CD-Rs or CD-RWs, read their instructions
or cautions carefully.
• Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs may not be played back on this unit
because of their disc characteristics, damage or stain on them,
or if the player’s lens is dirty.
• CD-RWs may require a longer readout time. (This is caused by
the fact that the reflectance of CD-RWs is lower than for
regular CDs.)
CD
Track number
Elapsed playing time
To stop during play, press 7.
To remove the disc, press 0 OPEN.
Basic CD Operations
While playing a CD, you can do the following operations.
To stop play for a moment
Press 3¥8.
While pausing, the elapsed playing time flashes
on the display.
To resume play, press 3¥8 again.
Loading CD
To locate a particular point in a track
During play, press and hold 4 or ¢.
• 4 : Fast reverses the disc.
• ¢ : Fast forwards the disc.
On the unit ONLY:
1 Press 0 OPEN on the disc door to open the
disc door.
2 Place a disc correctly with its label side up as
shown below.
To go to another track
Press 4 or ¢ repeatedly before or
during playback.
• 4 : Goes back to the beginning of
the current or previous tracks.
• ¢ : Skips to the beginning of the next or succeeding
tracks.
correct
If you press and hold 4 or ¢ before playing
You can change the tracks continuously.
incorrect
To go to another track directly using the number
buttons
3 Press 0 OPEN again to close the disc door.
On the remote control ONLY:
Pressing the number button(s) before or during play allows
you to start playing the track number you want.
Playing Back the Entire Disc
You can play CD continuously.
1 Load CD.
2 Press CD/RANDOM,
then 3¥8.
CD play starts from the first
track.
• Pressing CD/RANDOM while the source is CD starts
Random play (see page 15). In this case, press just 3/8
to start playback.
Ex.: For track number 5, press 5.
For track number 10, press +10, then
0.
For track number 15, press +10, then
5.
For track number 20, press +10, +10,
then 0.
For track number 32, press +10, +10,
+10, then 2.
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To add tracks in the program
2 Press PROGRAM/SET repeatedly unit “00” appears as
the track number.
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1 Press PROGRAM/SET repeatedly to show the last
programmed track.
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The PROG indicator flashes on the display.
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• If the current playing source is not the CD player, press
CD/RANDOM before going to the next step.
Before playing, you can check the program
contents by pressing PROGRAM/SET.
• Each time you press the button, the
programmed tracks are shown on the
display.
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1 Load CD.
To check the program contents
PR
You can arrange the order in which the tracks play before you
start playing. You can program up to 20 tracks.
• To use Repeat play (see page 15) for Program play, press
PRESET UP/REPEAT after starting Program play.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the setting
is canceled before you finish, start from step 2 again.
To stop during play, press 7.
The PROG indicator goes off from the display and the unit
exits from Program play. (The program you have made is
stored in memory until you erase the program.)
IN
Programming the Playing Order of the Tracks
—Program Play
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3 Enter the track number(s) you want to add by repeating
steps 3 and 4 on the left.
• If a program has been stored in memory, the program is
called up.
To edit the program
1 Press PROGRAM/SET repeatedly to show the program
number you want to edit.
3 Select a track from the CD.
Press 4 or ¢ to select the
track number.
2 Enter the track number you want by following steps 3 and
4 on the left.
On the remote control ONLY:
Press the number buttons.
To erase the entire program before or after play
1 Press PROGRAM/SET.
The PROG indicator flashes on the display.
• For how to use the number buttons, see
“To go to another track directly using
the number buttons” on page 13.
2 Press 7.
CD
• Ejecting a CD will also erase the entire program.
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If you cannot enter a track number
You are trying to program a track number that does not
exist on the CD (for example, selecting track 14 on a CD that only
has 12 tracks).
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5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to program other tracks
if you want.
After you have programmed 20 tracks
The program number returns to “P-01.” Programming
more tracks overwrite the tracks already programmed to those
numbers.
6 Press 3¥8 while the PROG indicator
flashes.
The tracks are played in the order you have
programmed.
• If the PROG indicator goes off before you press 3/8,
press PROGRAM/SET, then press 3/8 to start
playback.
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Playing at Random—Random Play
Repeating Tracks or CD—Repeat Play
The tracks of loaded CD will play at random.
• To use Repeat play for Random play, press PRESET UP/
REPEAT so that REP ALL indicator lights up on the
display after starting Random play (Random play will be
canceled when you select REP 1).
You can have the CD, the program or the individual track
currently playing repeat as many times as you like.
To repeat play, press PRESET UP/
REPEAT during or before playing. To
use Repeat play for Program play,
Random play and Intro play, press the
button before or after starting playback.
• Each time you press the button,
Repeat play mode changes as follows, and the REP ALL or
REP 1 indicator appears on the display:
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• If the current playing source is not the CD player, press
CD/RANDOM before going to the next step.
2 Press CD/RANDOM so that the
REP ALL
RANDOM indicator appears on the
display.
Random play starts.
• If you press CD/RANDOM during CD playback, the
Random play starts after the current track ends.
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REP 1
Canceled
REP ALL : Repeats all the tracks (continuously or at
random), or all the tracks in the program.
REP 1
: Repeats one track (except for Random play).
CD
RANDOM
When you select Random play
REP 1 is canceled.
The tracks are played at random.
Random play ends when all the tracks are played once.
To skip the currently playing track, press ¢.
To stop during play, press 7.
The RANDOM indicator goes off from the display and the
unit exits from Random play.
• To cancel Random play without stopping playback, press
CD/RANDOM so that the RANDOM indicator goes off.
To stop during play, press 7.
The REP indicator goes off from the display and the unit
exits from Repeat play.
• To cancel Repeat play without stopping playback, press
PRESET UP/REPEAT repeatedly until the REP indicator
goes off.
Playing Introductions—Intro Play
Every track or every programmed track of a CD can be
played for the beginning ten seconds.
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To use Intro play, press INTRO.
Intro play starts and the INTRO indicator
appears. To use Intro play for Program play
and Random play, press the button after
starting playback.
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To stop during play, press 7.
The INTRO indicator goes off from the display and the unit
exits from Intro play.
• To cancel Intro play without stopping playback, press
INTRO again until the INTRO indicator goes off.
If you press INTRO while playing a track after ten
seconds from the beginning
The introduction of the next track begins to play.
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Playing Back Tapes
To play the tapes in the decks B and A continuously
You can play back only type I (Normal) tapes.
1 Set the cassette tapes in the decks A and B.
Playing Back a Tape
• If the tape direction is set wrong, replace the cassette.
1 Press STOP/EJECT 7 /0 for the deck you
2 Press PLAY 3 for the deck B.
want to use.
The tape in the deck B begins to play.
3 Press PAUSE 8, then press PLAY 3 for the
deck A.
When the tape in the deck B ends, the tape in the deck A
automatically begins to play.
PAUSE
For Deck A
For Deck B
2 Put a cassette in, with the exposed part of the
tape down.
The use of the C-120 or thinner tape is not
recommended, since characteristic deterioration
may occur and this tape easily jams in the pinchrollers and the capstans.
3 Close the cassette holder gently.
4 Press TAPE.
TAPE
5 Press PLAY 3.
The tape play starts.
When the tape plays to the end, the deck
automatically stops.
To stop during play, press STOP/EJECT 7/0.
To operate the other deck, press STOP/EJECT 7/0, then
PLAY 3 on the other deck.
To fast wind to the left or to the right, press REW 1/
FF ¡ while the tape is not running.
To remove the cassette, press STOP/EJECT 7/0.
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Recording
Recording onto a Tape on Deck A
IMPORTANT:
• It may be unlawful to record or play back copyrighted
material without the consent of the copyright owner.
• The recording level is automatically set correctly, so it is
not affected by the VOLUME +/–. Thus, during recording
you can adjust the sound you are actually listening to
without affecting the recording level.
• While recording, you can hear sound modes through the
speakers or headphones (see page 10). However, the sound
is recorded without these effects.
• If recordings you have made have excessive noise or static,
the unit may be too close to a TV. Increase the distance
between the TV and the unit.
• You can use only type I (Normal) tapes for recording.
On the unit ONLY:
1 Put a recordable cassette into the deck A with
the exposed part of the tape down.
• See also page 16.
2 Close the cassette holder gently.
3 Start playing the source—FM, AM*, CD
player, deck B, or auxiliary equipment
connected to AUX IN jacks.
• When the source is CD, you can also use Disc
Synchronized Recording (see page 18).
• When the source is the deck B, you can also use the
dubbing method. (See “Dubbing Tapes” on page 18.)
To protect your recording
Cassettes have two small tabs on
the back to protect unexpected
erasure or re-recording.
To protect your recording,
remove these tabs.
To re-record on a protected tape, cover the holes with
adhesive tape.
* See “To record an AM station—Beat Cut” on page 18.
4 Press REC ¶ for the deck A.
To keep the best recording and playback sound quality
If the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers of the cassette decks
become dirty, the following will occur:
• Impaired sound quality
• Discontinuous sound
• Fading
• Incomplete erasure
• Difficulty in recording
To clean the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers
Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
To stop during recording, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 for the
deck A.
To remove the cassette, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 for the
deck A.
You cannot press REC ¶ in the following cases:
• If no cassette is inserted.
• If a protected tape is inserted.
Pinch roller
Capstan
Erase head
(only for the deck A)
Head
To demagnetize the heads
Turn off the unit, and use a head demagnetizer (available at
electronics and record shops).
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Recording Disc
—Disc Synchronized Recording
To record an AM station—Beat Cut
While recording an AM broadcast, beats may be heard
(which are never heard when listening to the broadcast
without recording it).
If this occurs, set the BEAT CUT switch on the back of the
unit to 1 or 2 to reduce the beating sound.
You can start disc play and recording at the same time.
1 Put a recordable cassette into the deck A with
the exposed part of the tape down.
• See also page 16.
RELEASE
RELEASE
2 Close the cassette holder gently.
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE MIN 3.2
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SCREW
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BEAT CUT
1
RESET
2
AUX IN
SPK LABEL
(PC PLATE )
SPK LABEL
(PC PLATE )
AC IN
- 7 +
+ 3 + 6 - 2 +
3 Press CD/RANDOM select the CD
- 8 +
+ 4 + 5 - 1 +
SUM-1 D SIZE HP2 R20
OPEN
OPEN
player as the source.
• If you want to record tracks in the desired order,
program the playing order (see page 14).
BEAT CUT
1
2
4 Press REC ¶.
REC
The CD playback and recording start automatically.
The SYNC REC indicator appears on the display.
Dubbing Tapes
CD
SYNC REC
MUTING
1 Press TAPE.
TAPE
• When the end of the tape is reached, recording stops
and the CD playback is paused.
When CD playback ends, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 to
stop the recording.
2 Put the source cassette into the deck B, and a
recordable cassette into the deck A.
3 Press PAUSE 8, then press REC ¶ for the
deck A.
PAUSE
• If you press REC ¶ while playing back the CD, the CD
player returns to the beginning of that track and the
recording starts from that track.
REC
You cannot press REC ¶ in the following cases:
• If no cassette is inserted.
• If a protected tape is inserted.
4 Press PLAY 3 for the deck B.
Dubbing starts.
To stop during dubbing, press STOP/EJECT 7/0 for the
deck A.
To stop recording for a moment, press PAUSE 8.
The recording is paused, but the CD playback does
not stop.
To resume recording, press PAUSE 8 again.
To stop recording, press STOP/EJECT 7/0.
The recording stops and the CD playback is
paused.
To remove the cassette, press STOP/EJECT 7/0
while recording is stopped.
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PAUSE
STOP/EJECT
STOP/EJECT
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Maintenance
To get the best performance of the unit, keep your discs, tapes, and mechanism clean.
Handling cassette tapes
Handling discs
• Remove the disc from its case by
holding it at the edge while pressing the
center hole lightly.
• Do not touch the shiny surface of the
disc, or bend the disc.
• Put the disc back in its case after use to
prevent warping.
• Be careful not to scratch the surface of
the disc when placing it back in its
case.
• Avoid exposure to direct sunlight,
temperature extremes, and moisture.
• If the tape is loose in its cassette, take
up the slack by inserting a pencil in
one of the reels and rotating.
• If the tape is loose, it may get
stretched, cut, or caught in the
cassette.
• Be careful not to touch the tape
surface.
• Avoid the following places to store the
tape:
– In dusty places
– In direct sunlight or heat
– In moist areas
– Near a magnet
To clean the disc
Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a
straight line from center to edge.
DO NOT use any solvent—such as conventional
record cleaner, spray, thinner, or benzine—to
clean the disc.
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Troubleshooting
If you are having a problem with your unit, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service.
If you cannot solve the problem from the hints given here, or the unit has been physically damaged, call a qualified person,
such as your dealer, for service.
Symptom
No sound is heard.
Cause
Action
• Connections are incorrect or loose.
• Check all connections and make
corrections. (See pages 6 – 8.)
• Press MUTING to cancel the mute.
(See page 10.)
• Muting is activated.
The disc sound is discontinuous.
The disc is scratched or dirty.
Clean or replace the disc. (See page 19.)
The disc does not play.
The disc is placed upside down.
Place the disc with the label side up.
Impossible to record.
Small tabs on the back of the cassette are removed. Cover the holes with adhesive tape.
Operations are disabled.
The built-in microprocessor may malfunction
due to external electrical interference.
Unplug the AC power cord after removing the
batteries from the unit, and then plug it back in.
Unable to operate the unit from the remote
control.
• The path between the remote control and
the remote sensor on the unit is blocked.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• Remove the obstruction.
• Replace the batteries.
Resetting the unit
If “Troubleshooting” (see above) does not eliminate
malfunctioning (failure to operate or display properly etc.), press
the reset switch on the back of the unit with something having a
sharp point.
BEA
1
T CU
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2
SPE
RES
If you reset the unit
Resetting causes the unit to restore its factory default settings and
results in all the settings made by the user being deleted.
General
Output Power:
Power requirements:
5 W per channel, min. RMS, driven into 3.2 Ω at 1 kHz with no
more than 10% total harmonic distortion.
Power consumption:
Dimensions (approx.):
Mass (approx.):
Tuner
Supplied accessories
PED
AN
See page 6.
Speaker section—SP-PCX290
CD player
CD Capacity:
1 CD
Dynamic range:
60 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio: 75 dB
Cassette deck
Frequency response
Normal (type I): 50 Hz — 10 000 Hz
Wow and flutter:
0.15% (WRMS)
Type:
Speaker units:
2-way bass-reflex type
Woofer:
10 cm cone x1
Tweeter:
5 cm cone x1
Power handling capacity: 5 W
Impedance:
3.2 Ω
Frequency range:
50 Hz — 18 000 Hz
Dimensions (approx.): 180 mm x 270 mm x 228 mm (W/H/D)
Mass (approx.):
1.7 kg each
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AC 120 V , 60 Hz
DC 12 V (“R20(SUM-1)/D(13D)”
batteries (8))
20 W (at operation)
3 W (on standby)
270 mm x 274 mm x 298 mm (W/H/D)
4.1 kg
Speakers/Impedance: 3.2 Ω – 8 Ω
87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz
530 kHz – 1 710 kHz
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Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
Amplifier section—CA-PCX290
FM tuning range:
AM tuning range:
AKE
sharp point
Specifications
Audio input sensitivity/Impedance (at 1 kHz)
AUX:
1 000 mV/47 kΩ
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