CD Stereo System
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Operating Instructions
CD Stereo System
Model No.
SC-AKX30
Dear Customer
Placement
Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct
sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive
vibration. These conditions can damage the cabinet and
other components, thereby shortening the unit’s service
life.
Place it at least 15 cm away from wall surfaces to avoid
distortion and unwanted acoustical effects.
Do not place heavy items on the unit.
Foreign matter
MAKING THE CONNECTIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Connect the AC power supply cord only after all the other connections have
been made.
Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the
solutions indicated do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions.
Do not let metal objects fall inside the unit. This can
cause electric shock or malfunction.
Antenna connections
Do not let liquids get into the unit. This can cause
electric shock or malfunction. If this occurs, immediately
disconnect the unit from the power supply and contact
your dealer.
Place the antenna where reception is best.
AM loop antenna
FM indoor antenna
Do not spray insecticides onto or into the unit. They
contain flammable gases which can ignite if sprayed into
the unit.
Adhesive tape
Push
Voltage
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please
read these instructions thoroughly before
connecting, operating or adjusting this product.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
These operating instructions are applicable to
the following system.
System
SC-AKX30
Main unit
SA-AKX30
Speakers
SB-AKX30
Your unit may not look exactly the same as
illustrated.
Service
Do not use high voltage power sources. This can overload
the unit and cause a fire.
Do not use a DC power source. Check the source
carefully when setting the unit up on a ship or other place
where DC is used.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
AC power cord protection
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
1 x AC power supply cord
2 x Remote control batteries
1 x FM indoor antenna
Ensure the AC power cord is connected correctly and not
damaged. Poor connection and lead damage can cause
fire or electric shock. Do not pull, bend, or place heavy
items on the lead.
1 x AM loop antenna
1 x Remote control
Do not attempt to repair this unit by yourself. If sound is
interrupted, indicators fail to light, smoke appears, or any
other problem that is not covered in these instructions
occurs, disconnect the AC power cord and contact your
dealer or an authorized service center. Electric shock
or damage to the unit can occur if the unit is repaired,
disassembled or reconstructed by unqualified persons.
Stand the antenna
up on its base.
Extend operating life by disconnecting the unit from the
power source if it is not to be used for a long time.
Customer Service
Power supply connection
http://www.lar.panasonic.com
800-PANA (800-7262)
1-8000-94PANA (01-8000-947262)
1800-PANASONIC (1800-726276)
800-PANA737 (800-7262737)
800-PANA (800-7262)
1-801-811-PANA (1-801-811-7262)
Speakers are designed identically so that no left or right
channel orientation is necessary.
You cannot take the front net off the speakers.
Also you may contact us directly by our Contact Center:
Panama
Colombia
Ecuador
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Insertion of connector
Even when the connector is perfectly inserted,
depending on the type of inlet used, the front part of
the connector may jut out as shown in the drawing.
However there is no problem using the unit.
PLACEMENT OF SPEAKERS
Obtain information products and operative assistant; localize the closer distributor or Service Center; buy spare parts
and accessories by our web site to Latin American:
Chile
Venezuela
Uruguay
Peru
Argentina
800-390-602
From a cell phone: 797-5000
800-PANA-800 (800-7262-800)
0-800-PANA (0-800-7262)
0800-00726
0800-333-PANA (0800-333-7262)
0810-321-PANA (0810-321-7262)
Mexico Service
To obtain information in the Republic of Mexico contact us at:
email: [email protected]
Use only the supplied speakers.
The combination of the main unit and speakers provide
the best sound. Using other speakers can damage the
unit and sound quality will be negatively affected.
Note:
• Keep your speakers at least 10mm away from the
system for proper ventilation.
• These speakers do not have magnetic shielding. Do
not place them near televisions, personal computers or
other devices easily influenced by magnetism.
• You can damage your speakers and shorten their
useful life if you play sound at high levels over extended
periods.
• Reduce the volume in the following cases to avoid
damage.
– When playing distorted sound.
– When adjusting the sound quality.
Appliance inlet
To household AC outlet
Caution
• Use the speakers only with the recommended
system. Failure to do so can damage the amplifi er
and speakers, and can cause fire. Consult a
qualified service person if damage occurs or if a
sudden change in performance is apparent.
• Do not attach these speakers to walls or ceilings.
Speaker connections
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Panasonic Corporation
Web Site: http://panasonic.net
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PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL
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CAUTION!
Inside of product
– If you see this symbol –
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside
the European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European
Union.
If you wish to discard this product,
please contact your local authorities or
dealer and ask for the correct method of
disposal.
• DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A
BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER
CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT IS
WELL VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO
OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND
ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
VENTILATION VENTS.
• DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S VENTILATION
OPENINGS WITH NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS,
CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
• DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED FLAMES,
SUCH AS LIGHTED CANDLES, ON THE UNIT.
• DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANNER.
Use alkaline or manganese batteries.
Insert so the poles (+ and –) match those in the remote
control.
Aim at the remote control signal sensor O, avoiding
obstacles, at a maximum range of 7 m directly in front of
the unit.
Note on using the remote control
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not use different types of batteries at the same time.
• Do not take apart or short circuit the batteries.
• Do not attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese
batteries.
• Do not use batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
• Do not heat or expose to flame.
• Do not leave the battery(ies) in an automobile exposed
to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors
and windows closed.
• Mishandling of batteries in the remote control can cause
electrolyte leakage, which may cause a fire.
• Remove the batteries if the remote control is not going
to be used for a long period of time. Store in a cool, dark
place.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment
and easily accessible.
The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain
readily operable.
To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC
Mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from AC
receptacle.
Connecting to headphones
Connect headphones to the headphones jack ( ) N.
(Plug type: Ø 3.5 mm stereo)
CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN
THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR
YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK
OR PRODUCT DAMAGE,
• DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN,
MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT
NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS
VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
• USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
• DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK); THERE
ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
This product may receive radio interference caused
by mobile telephones during use. If such interference
is apparent, please increase separation between the
product and the mobile telephone.
THIS UNIT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MODERATE
CLIMATES.
• Avoid listening for prolonged periods of time to prevent
hearing damage.
• Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
• Listening at full volume for long periods may damage
the user's ears.
Be sure to use the supplied or recommended
headphones or earphones.
Connecting to a portable audio equipment
This feature enables you to enjoy music from a portable
audio equipment.
instruction manual.)
Note:
• When units other than those described above are to be
connected, please consult your audio dealer.
• Sound distortion may occur when you use an adaptor
other than the one supplied.
Switch off the equalizer function (if there is any) of the
portable audio equipment before you plug into the MUSIC
PORT jack M. Otherwise, sound from the speaker may
be distorted.
1 Press [CLOCK/TIMER] h to select “CLOCK”.
Each time you press the button:
CLOCK ]
# PLAY
] # REC
Other Panasonic audio or video equipment may start
functioning when you operate the unit using the supplied
remote control.
1 Press and hold [MUSIC P. /AUX] E on the main
You can operate this unit in another mode by setting the
remote control operating mode to “REMOTE 2”.
2 Press and hold [OK] o and [2] Z for at least 2
unit and [ 2 ] Z until the main unit’s display shows
“REMOTE 2”.
seconds.
To change the mode back to “REMOTE 1”, repeat steps 1
and 2 by replacing [ 2 ] with [1].
Press [OK] o to confirm.
A low hum is heard during AM broadcast.
• Separate the antenna from other cables and cords.
■ USB
“ERROR”
• Incorrect operation performed. Read the instructions
and try again.
“ERROR” (during recording)
• You are not able to select other playback source
(example: radio, USB and etc.) or press [2/3] /
[5/6] Q during recording.
Stop the recording function.
• You are not able to open the disc tray when recording
from AM source.
• Select a suitable recording mode (128 KBPS or
192 KBPS) and resume recording.
“PLAYERROR”
• An unsupported MP3 format is being played. The unit
will skip that track and play the next one.
“VBR–”
• The unit cannot display the remaining play time for
variable bit rate (VBR) tracks.
“HI-SPEED CAN’T REC”
• You cannot use high-speed recording while using
analog mode. Change to digital mode or use normal
recording.
“DEVICE FULL”
• You cannot perform recording because the total USB
remaining REC (recording) time of the USB device is
less than the total time of the music source.
Change to a USB device which has the appropriate
recording time and perform the recording again.
System memory reset (Initialization)
When the following situations occur, refer to the
instructions below to reset the memory:
• There is no response when buttons are pressed.
• You want to clear and reset the memory contents.
To reset system memory
1 Disconnect the AC power supply cord.
(Wait at least 3 minutes before proceeding to
step 2.)
The USB drive or its contents cannot be read.
• The USB drive format or its contents is/are not
compatible with the system.
• The USB host function of this product may not work with
some USB devices.
• USB devices with storage capacity of more than 32
gigabytes may not work in some instances.
You can set the timer to come on at a certain time to
wake you up (play timer) or to record from the radio or the
optional equipments (record timer).
Play timer and record timer cannot be used together.
Turn the unit on and set the clock.
Play timer
Prepare the music source you want
to listen to; disc, USB device, internal
memory, radio or other equipments and
set the volume 7.
Record
timer
Insert the USB device (for USB
recording) and tune to the radio station
(Z see “RADIO”) or select the music
port or AUX source (Z see “OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENTS”).
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] h repeatedly to select the
timer function.
Each time you press the button:
] # PLAY ]
# REC
Original display
# PLAY : to set the play timer
# REC : to set the record timer
(Proceed to the next step within 8 seconds)
2 Press [R/T] o to set the starting time.
3 Press [OK] o to confirm.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the finishing time.
5 Press [R/T] o to select the desired source for
play timer or record timer.
6 Press [OK] o to confirm.
RMS Output power stereo mode
Front Ch (both channels driven)
160 W per channel (3 ), 1 kHz, 10% THD
Total RMS stereo mode power
320 W
PMPO output power
3500 W
FM/AM tuner, terminals section
To activate the timer
The unit must be turned off for the timer to operate.
Change the
settings
Repeat steps 1 to 8 and 10 (Z see left
and above).
Change the
volume
1) Press [# PLAY/REC] g to clear the
timer indicator from the display.
2) Make changes to the volume.
3) Perform steps 9 and 10.
Check the
settings
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] h repeatedly to
select #PLAY or #REC.
Cancel
Press [# PLAY/REC] g to clear the timer
indicator from the display.
Note:
Reset the clock regularly to maintain accuracy.
1
AVOID INTERFERING WITH OTHER PANASONIC
EQUIPMENT
8
Press [R/T] o to select the desired recording
storage location.
9 Press [# PLAY/REC] g to turn on the timer.
10 Press [`] X to turn off the unit.
Displaying the clock
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] h once when the unit is on or in
standby mode.
The time is displayed for a few seconds.
CLOCK
The main unit and remote control must be set to the
same mode.
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This is a 12-hour clock.
Play and record timer
1 Press [MUSIC P. /AUX] E to select “AUX”.
2 Play the external unit. (See the external unit’s
■ Radio
Distorted sound or noise is heard.
The stereo indicator flickers or does not light.
• Use an optional FM outdoor antenna. The antenna
should be installed by a competent technician.
A beat sound is heard.
• Turn the television off or move it away from the unit.
• Switch to either BP 1 or BP 2 when in AM tuner mode.
Slow operation of the USB device.
• Large file size or high memory USB flash drive takes
longer time to read.
For play timer proceed to step 9.
For record timer continue from step 7 onward.
Setting the clock
Connecting to other external unit
You can connect to an analog player with a built-in phone
equalizer.
The total number of tracks displayed is incorrect.
The disc cannot be read.
Distorted sound is heard.
• You have inserted a disc the unit cannot play; insert one
it can.
• You have inserted a disc that has not been finalized or
completely formatted.
Amplifier section
3 Press [OK] o to finish setting the time.
portable audio equipment’s instruction manual.)
A “humming” sound can be heard during play.
• An AC power supply cord or fluorescent light is near
the unit. Keep other appliances and cords away from
the unit.
CLOCK AND TIMER
Press [R/T] o to set the time.
1 Plug the audio cord into the MUSIC PORT jack M.
2 Press [MUSIC P. /AUX] E to select “MUSIC PORT”.
3 Play the portable audio equipment. (See the
Distorted sound or no sound.
• Turn the volume up.
• Turn off the unit, determine and correct the cause, then
turn the unit on again. It may be caused by straining of
the speakers through excessive volume or power, and
using the unit in a hot environment.
“F61”
• Check and correct the speaker cords connection.
If this does not fix the problem, consult the dealer.
• Disconnect the USB device. Turn the unit off and then
turn back on.
2 While pressing and holding down [1, POWER]
B, reconnect the AC power supply cord.
“– – – – – – – –” appears on the display panel 1.
3 Release [1, POWER] B.
All the settings are returned to the factory preset.
You will need to reset the memory items.
SPECIFICATIONS
2 Within 8 seconds or so
Note:
All peripheral components and cables are sold separately.
For your reference
To save power when the unit is not to be used for a
long time, unplug it from the household AC outlet. You
will need to reset some memory items after plugging
in the unit.
Connect the
left (L) side in
the same way
Original display
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENTS
Connector
Note:
• The included AC power supply cord is for use with
this unit only.
Do not use it with other equipment.
• Do not use an AC power supply cord from other
equipment.
SPEAKERS
Or you may contact us in the next following phones numbers: 01800-VIP-PANA (01800-847-7262) - Interior
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No response when remote control buttons are
pressed.
• Check that the batteries are installed correctly.
Incorrect display or play will not start.
• You have not inserted the disc correctly; insert it
correctly.
• Disc may be dirty. Wipe it clean.
• Replace the disc if it is scratched, warped, or nonstandard.
• Condensation has formed: Wait 1 to 2 hours for it to
evaporate.
Please refer to “Connecting
to other external unit” for
more information on the AUX
connection.
Do not handle the plug with wet hands. This can cause
electric shock.
Customer Service Directory
■ Unit displays
“NO PLAY”
• Check the content.
• Only MP3 format files can be played.
■ Discs
Grasp the plug firmly when unplugging the lead. Pulling
the AC power cord can cause electric shock.
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■ Common problems
When the unit is in standby mode, the display lights
up and changes continuously.
• Press and hold [8] F on the main unit to select “DEMO
OFF”.
Note:
• The play timer will start at the preset time with volume
increasing gradually to preset level.
• The record timer will start 30 seconds before the set
time with the volume muted.
• The timer comes on at the set time every day if the timer
is on.
• The unit must be in the standby mode for the timer to
function.
• If you turn the unit off and on again while a timer is
functioning, the finish time setting will not be activated.
Sleep timer
This function enables you to turn off the unit automatically
after the set time.
Press [SLEEP] i repeatedly to select your desired
time.
To cancel
Press [SLEEP] i to select “OFF”.
Changing the remaining time
Press [SLEEP] i to show the remaining time and press
[SLEEP] i again to select your desired time.
Note:
• The play and sleep timer or the record and sleep timer
can be used together.
• The sleep timer always has priority. Be sure not to
overlap timer settings.
Preset station
FM 30 stations
AM 15 stations
Frequency Modulation (FM)
Frequency range
87.9 MHz to 107.9 MHz (200 kHz step)
87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz (100 kHz step)
Antenna terminals
75 (unbalanced)
Amplitude Modulation (AM)
Frequency range
520 kHz to 1710 kHz (10 kHz step)
Aux input
RCA pin jack
Headphone jack
Terminal
Stereo, 3.5 mm jack
Output level (CD, 1 kHz, –20 dB)
32 (Max)
Music port (front)
Sensitivity
100 mV, 4.7 k
Terminal
Stereo, 3.5 mm jack
Disc section
Disc played (8 cm or 12 cm)
(1) CD-Audio (CD-DA)
(2) CD-R/RW (CD-DA, MP3 formatted disc)
(3) MP3
MPEG-1 Layer 3, MPEG-2 Layer 3
Pick up
Wavelength
795 nm (CD)
Audio output (Disc)
Number of channels
2 (FL, FR)
FL = Front left channel
FR = Front right channel
USB recording
Bit rate
USB recording speed
Recording file format
128 kbps / 192 kbps / 320 kbps
1x, 4x (CD only)
MP3 ( .mp3)
Memory section
Memory
Memory size
2 GB
Memory file format support
MP3 ( .mp3)
Memory recording
Bit rate
128 kbps / 192 kbps / 320 kbps
Memory recording speed
1x, 4x (CD only)
Recording file format
MP3 ( .mp3)
Capacity of total song recorded
510 songs
(Use 128 kbps, approximately 1 song = 4 mins)
Speaker section
Type
2 way, 2 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Full range
20 cm cone type
Tweeter
6 cm cone type
Impedance
3
Output sound pressure
86 dB/W (1 m)
Frequency range
58 Hz to 21 kHz (–16 dB)
75 Hz to 20 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
250 mm x 414 mm x 235 mm
Mass
4.0 kg
General
Power supply
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption
68 W
Dimensions (WxHxD)
250 mm x 336 mm x 245 mm
Mass
3.2 kg
Operating temperature range
0°C to +40°C
Operating humidity range
35% to 80% RH (no condensation)
Power consumption in standby mode:
0.2 W (approximate)
USB section
USB Port
USB Standard
USB 2.0 full speed
Media file format support
MP3 ( .mp3)
USB device file system
FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32
USB port power
500 mA (Max)
Bit rate
16 kbps to 320 kbps (playback)
Note:
1) Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Mass and dimensions are approximate.
2) Total harmonic distortion is measured by the digital
spectrum analyzer.
MAINTENANCE
If the surfaces are dirty
To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
• Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
• Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that came with the cloth carefully.
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CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS
[–AUTO OFF] i
This auto off function allows you to turn off the unit in
disc, USB or memory mode only after left unused for 10
minutes.
• Press and hold the button to activate the function.
• Press and hold the button again to cancel.
• The setting is maintained even if the unit is turned off.
MAIN UNIT AND REMOTE CONTROL
[MUTE] k
To mute the sound.
• Press the button to activate the function.
• Press the button again or adjust the volume to cancel.
[DIMMER] j
To dim the display panel.
• Press the button to activate the function.
• Press the button again to cancel.
Standby/on switch [1, POWER] 2
Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small
amount of power.
1
2
3
O
Playing discs
Program play
1 Press [x, OPEN/CLOSE] V on the main unit to
open the tray W.
The unit turns on, load a disc with the label facing up.
Press [x, OPEN/CLOSE] V again to close the tray
W.
2 Press [4/9, CD] S to start play.
Press [8] F (stop) during play.
Pause
play
Press [4/9, CD] S during play.
Press again to resume play.
Skip
tracks
3 Press the numeric buttons Z to select your
desired track.
Repeat this step to program other tracks.
During play
Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q, or turn
[TRACK] T to skip to your desired track.
1 Press [4/9, CD] S and then [8] 6 (stop).
2 Press [PROGRAM] b.
3 Press [R/T, ALBUM] o to select your desired
album.
4 Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q to select the track.
To select a track directly, press the numeric buttons Z
after pressing [2/3] / [5/6] Q.
5 Press [OK] o.
Alternatively, turn [TRACK] T to skip and
play your desired track.
6 Press [4/9, CD] S to start play.
• During random play (Z see “Play Mode
function”), you cannot skip to tracks
which have been played.
• You cannot use [TRACK] T to skip
track during random play.
For two-digit track, press [ 10] Z once then the two
digits.
Press and hold [2/3] / [5/6] Q
during play or pause to search.
• During program play, or random play
(Z see “Play Mode function”), you can
search only within the track.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 to program other tracks.
For three-digit track, press [ 10] Z twice then the three
digits.
Cancel
program
mode
Press [PROGRAM] b in the stop
mode.
Replay the
program
Press [PROGRAM] b then
[4/9, CD] S.
Add to the
program
Press [PLAY MODE] l to select the desired mode.
1-TRACK
2/3
MUSIC P./AUX
ALBUM
8
–
VOLUME
+
MEMORY
4/9
TRACK
USB
4/9
CD
4/9
FM/AM
The track number and program order
are displayed.
1-ALBUM
1-ALB
Play one selected album on the disc.
Press [R/T, ALBUM] o to select the
album.
Play a disc randomly.
RANDOM
RND
1- ALBUM
RANDOM
Play all tracks in one selected album
randomly.
Press [R/T, ALBUM] o to select the
album.
1-ALB RND
When playback ends
The current play mode will be retained in memory until it
is changed even if the unit is turned off.
Note:
• You cannot use program mode together with “Play
Mode function”.
• The play mode setting is cleared when you open the
disc tray W.
Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q when
“PGM” is displayed in the stop mode.
To check while programming, press
[PROGRAM] b twice after “PGM”
appears, then press [2/3] /
[5/6] Q.
The program order is displayed
followed by the album number and
track number.
Clear the last
track
Press [DEL] a in the stop mode.
Clear all
programmed
tracks
Press [8] 6 (clear) in the stop mode.
“CLR ALL” is displayed. Within 5
seconds, press the button again to
clear all tracks.
Note:
The program memory is cleared when you open the disc
tray W.
NOTE about using a DualDisc
The digital audio content side of a DualDisc does not
meet the technical specifications of the Compact Disc
Digital Audio (CD-DA) format so playback may not be
possible.
NOTE on CDs
Checking the track information
You can view the information of the current track from the
display panel 1.
Press [DISPLAY] Y repeatedly during play or pause.
Elapsed play time { Remaining play time
]
Remaining
]
play time
Album
]
name
±
Tag
Bit rate (during
Tag
+
+
(Track)
play only)
(Artist)
Track
name
≠
Tag
+
(Album)
Note:
• This unit supports ver. 1.0 and 1.1 ID3 tags.
• ID3 is a tag embedded in MP3 track to provide
information about the track.
• Titles containing text data that the unit does not support
may be differently displayed.
Repeat play
You can repeat program play (Z see “Program play”) or
other selected play mode (Z see “Play Mode function”).
Press and hold [–REPEAT] l.
” are displayed.
“REPEAT ON” and “
To cancel
Press and hold [–REPEAT] l again.
“REPEAT OFF” is displayed and “
” is cleared.
• This unit can access up to 99 tracks.
• This unit can play MP3 files and CD-DA format audio
CD-R/RW that have been finalized.
• It may not be able to play some CD-R/RW due to the
condition of the recording.
• Do not use irregularly shaped disc.
• Do not use disc with labels and stickers that are coming
off or with adhesive exuding from under labels and
stickers.
• Do not attach extra labels or stickers on the disc.
• Do not write anything on the disc.
NOTE on MP3
• Files are treated as tracks and folders are treated as
albums.
• This unit can access up to 999 tracks, 255 albums and
20 sessions.
• Disc must conform to ISO9660 level 1 or 2 (except for
extended formats).
• To play in a certain order, prefix the folder and file names
with 3-digits numbers in the order you want to play them.
Limitations on MP3 play
• If you have recorded MP3 on the same disc as CD-DA,
only the format recorded in the first session can be
played.
• Some MP3s may not be played due to the condition of
the disc or recording.
• Recordings will not necessarily be played in the order
you recorded them.
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The USB connectivity enables you to record sound or
music tracks from various sources to MP3 format and
store into the USB mass storage device which can be
played back. Typically, USB memory devices (bulk only
transfer).
The 2 GB internal memory of this unit also allows you
to store recorded sound or music tracks from various
sources to MP3 format which can also be played back
when desired.
You can play or record up to 800 folders (maximum 999
tracks in an album) or a total of 8000 tracks, depending
on the available storage capacity.
Connecting a USB mass storage device
Preparation
Before connecting any USB mass storage device to the
unit, ensure that the data stored therein has been backed
up.
It is not recommended to use a USB extension cable.
The USB device connected via the cable will not be
recognized by this unit.
Reduce the volume 7 and connect the USB mass
storage device to the USB port L.
Note:
When you connect your digital audio player to the USB
port, it charges all the time except in standby mode.
USB AND INTERNAL MEMORY (continued)
While performing basic recording function (Z see “Basic
recording”), you can view the information of the current
track from the display panel.
Press [DISPLAY] Y repeatedly during recording.
Example: Display during CD recording
Elapsed
Remaining
REC
]
play time ]
play time
mode
≠
±
USB remaining
MEMORY remaining
+
REC time
REC time
Recording of MP3 tracks
You can record MP3 tracks stored in an album from the
disc to a USB device or the unit’s internal memory.
Album recording can also be performed from the USB
device to the internal memory and vice versa.
1 Press [4/9, CD] S or [4/9, USB] 0 or
[4/9, MEMORY] 8 to select the source of the
album you want to record and then press [8] 6
(stop).
2 Press [R/T, ALBUM] o to select your desired
You can check available storage space in the USB device
or internal memory.
3 Record to your desired storage location.
Press [7/9, USB REC] 4 or [7/9, MEMORY REC]
3 to start recording.
Stop recording
then [8] 6 (stop).
[Y/U] o
These buttons have the exact same functions as those
of [2/3]/[5/6] Q.
[ / , ALBUM] R
These buttons have the exact same functions as those
of [R/T, ALBUM] o.
2 Press [DISPLAY] Y repeatedly in the stop mode.
Original
Memory available
USB remaining
]
]
display
storage space
recording time
RADIO
Original
Memory remaining
USB available
]
display
recording time
] storage space
Automatic presetting
Manual tuning
1 Press [FM/AM] U to select “FM” or “AM”.
2 Press [PLAY MODE] l to select “MANUAL”.
3 Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q to select the
frequency of the required station.
“
” is displayed when a stereo FM broadcast is
being received.
To tune automatically
Press and hold [2/3] / [5/6] Q until the
frequency starts changing rapidly. The unit begins auto
tuning, stopping when it finds a station.
• Auto tuning may be interrupted when there is excessive
interference.
• To cancel auto tuning, press [2/3] / [5/6] Q
once again.
Recording to a USB mass storage device or
the internal memory
30 FM and 15 AM stations can be preset.
Preparation
Press [FM/AM] U to select “FM” or “AM”.
1 Press [OK] o repeatedly to select either
“CURRENT” or “LOWEST”.
CURRENT
LOWEST
Tuning begins from the current frequency.
Tuning begins from the lowest frequency.
2 Press and hold [PROGRAM] b to start presetting.
The tuner presets all the stations it can receive into the
channels in ascending order. When finished, the first
station memorized is tuned in.
Manual presetting
To improve the sound quality
To cancel
Press and hold [PLAY MODE] l again until “MONO”
disappears.
• MONO is also canceled if the frequency is changed.
• Turn off “MONO” for normal listening.
When “AM” is selected
Press and hold [PLAY MODE] l.
Each time you press the button: BP2
BP1
FM allocation setting
To change the step to 0.1 MHz
1 Press and hold [FM/AM] U on the main unit.
After a few seconds the display changes to a flashing
display of the current minimum frequency.
2 Continue to hold down [FM/AM] U.
• When the minimum frequency changes, release
the button. To return to the original step, repeat the
above steps.
• After changing the setting, previously preset
frequency will be cleared.
Note:
• These functions do not work with any “RANDOM” mode
selection.
• Repeat mode will turn off when recording starts.
• A new album is created each time you perform a
recording.
• Depending on the memory, the album’s sequence may
change once the recording has completed.
• The recorded sound or music tracks are stored in a
folder named “REC_DATA” in the USB.
• All tracks are recorded to .mp3 format.
Basic recording
1 Press [PLAY MODE] l to select “MANUAL”.
2 Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q to tune to the
required station.
3 Press [PROGRAM] b.
4 Press the numeric buttons Z to select a channel.
The station occupying a channel is erased if another
station is preset to that channel.
5 Repeat steps 2 to 4 to preset more stations.
This system can also receive FM broadcasts allocated in
0.1 MHz steps.
Panasonic will not be held responsible on the
consumer’s action to record copyrighted music in the
form of various audio files which results in copyright
infringement.
Erase a
recorded track
1 Select the source to be recorded.
Radio recording: Tune in the station.
CD recording:
➀ Insert the disc you want to record.
Press [4/9, CD] S and then [8] 6 (stop).
➁ Prepare the desired disc recording mode.
Record
programmed
tracks
Program the tracks you want
(Z see “Program play”).
Record
specific tracks
Press [PLAY MODE] l to select
1-TRACK (Z see “Play Mode
function”).
Selecting a preset station
Press the numeric buttons Z to select a channel.
For channels 10 to 30 press [ 10] Z, then the two digits.
OR
1 Press [PLAY MODE] l to select “PRESET”.
2 Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q to select the
channel.
Ensure the disc has stopped.
MUSIC PORT or AUX recording:
Connect and play the equipment (Z see “OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENTS”).
2 Record to your desired storage location.
Press [7/9, USB REC] 4 or [7/9, MEMORY REC]
3 to start recording.
“REC” is displayed, followed by “REXXXXXX
MAKING”. “REXXXXXX” indicates the folder’s name.
Press [8] 6 (stop).
Recording stops at the last
completed track in the album.
“NO. FXXX” which is the folder name
will be displayed.
Example: If recording stops amidst
the fourth track, only
the first three tracks will
be stored. “NO FILE
RECORDED” is displayed
if recording stops amidst
the first track.
(Z see “Erasing the recorded
tracks”)
Basic play
Press [4/9, USB] 0 or [4/9, MEMORY] 8 to start
play.
Stop playback
Press [8] 6 (stop) during play.
This unit memorizes the track at
which you stopped.
Playback will resume from that track.
Press [4/9, USB] 0 or
[4/9, MEMORY] 8 to resume play.
OR
Press [8] 6 (stop) again to cancel
the resume play function.
Pause play,
Skip tracks
or
Skip album
These functions have similar
operation as described in “Playing
discs”.
SOUND EFFECTS
Changing the sound quality: Preset EQ
Press [PRESET EQ] e repeatedly to select your
desired setting.
HEAVY
Pause
recording
Enhancing the stereo sound: SURROUND sound
CLEAR
Clarifies higher frequencies
SOFT
For background music
VOCAL
Adds gloss to vocal
FLAT
No effect
To cancel
Press [SURROUND] m again to clear “
indicator.
” indicator.
”
Note:
If interference in FM stereo reception increases, cancel
the surround-sound effect.
Changing the sound quality: Manual EQ
Changing the sound quality: RE-MASTER
1 Press [MANUAL EQ] P repeatedly to select your
desired setting.
BASS
] MID
]
TREBLE
Original display
2 Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q to adjust the level.
Note:
• The level of the pitch is between -4 to +4.
• The changes you make are stored and automatically
recalled the next time you select “MANUAL EQ”.
This feature reproduces the frequencies lost during
recording (original soundtrack) to give you a sound closer
to the original.
Press and hold [–RE-MASTER] c repeatedly to select
either “ON RE-MASTER” or “OFF RE-MASTER”.
Press [7/9, USB REC] 4 or
[7/9, MEMORY REC] 3 during
recording.
Press again to resume recording.
Note:
Pause can only be performed during
recording from the radio, music port
or AUX source (except in SYNCHRO
mode). A track mark (Z see “Adding
track marks”) is inserted every time
you pause.
Enables you to add natural width and depth to the stereo
sound.
To activate
Press [SURROUND] m to display “
Adds punch to rock
Press [8] 6 (stop).
“WRITING” is displayed for a few
seconds.
Erase a
recorded track
(Z see “Erasing the recorded
tracks”)
Note:
• “RENAME” and “ALBUM” will be displayed when
the system rearranges and renames the folders in
ascending order.
• USB recording indicator K blinks during USB recording.
You can store up to 10 play lists. Each play list stores up
to 99 tracks.
1 Press [4/9, MEMORY] 8 and then [8] 6 (stop).
2 Press [PLAY LIST] n.
3 Press [R/T] o to select your desired play list.
4 Press [OK] o to confirm.
When recording from analog source such as radio, music
port or AUX, you may want to separate the sound or
music track at desired point during recording.
You can perform this separation by adding track marks
using the various listed modes.
Before recording
Press [EDIT MODE] p repeatedly to select your
desired track mark mode.
Radio:
“PL01 EMPTY” is displayed if no track is found in play
list named “PL01”.
5 Press [R/T] o to select your desired album.
6 Press [Y/U] o to select the track.
7 Press [OK] o to store the selected track.
8 Press [EDIT MODE] p and then repeat step 5 to 7
MANUAL {
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Cancel the
play list
Press [PLAY LIST] n repeatedly until
” has cleared.
“
Select other
play list
Press [PLAY LIST] n and then [R/T]
o to select the play list.
Add tracks
Perform step 8 in the stop mode.
Check
contents of the
play list
Press [Y/U] o in the stop mode.
Clear a single
track
In the stop mode, press [Y/U] o
to select the desired track you
want to clear then press [DEL] a,
“DELETE?” is displayed. Within 5
seconds, press [OK] o to clear the
track.
Clear all tracks
in a play list
Press [8] 6 (clear) in the stop mode,
“CLEAR?” is displayed. Within 5
seconds, press [OK] o to clear all
tracks.
SYNCHRO
TIME MARK
Track marks are inserted
automatically every five minutes.
SYNCHRO
Recording starts automatically when
the other equipment starts to play.
Recording pause when it detects
silence for approximately three
seconds.
Note:
• If you press [OK] o or pause recording while using
TIME MARK mode during recording, the five-minute
counter will be reset.
• You cannot insert track marks manually in SYNCHRO
mode.
Erasing the recorded tracks
This function allows you to erase unwanted tracks quickly
and easily.
1 Press [4/9, USB] 0 or [4/9, MEMORY] 8 and
then [8] 6 (stop).
2 Press [R/T/Y/U] o to select your desired album
or track.
3 Press [EDIT MODE] p repeatedly to select the
desired erasing mode.
Recording speed:
CD
: Four times (maximum of 4x) the normal speed.
CD-RW : Two times (2x) the normal speed.
1 Insert the disc you want to record.
2 Press [4/9, CD] S and then [8] 6 (stop).
TRACKDEL ]
or [7/9, MEMORY REC] 3 simultaneously to start
recording.
Note:
• Depending on the condition of the disc, it may not be
possible to record at four times the normal speed or
perform high-speed recording. Record the CD at normal
speed.
• The sound is muted during high-speed recording.
Recording from CD using analog format
TRACKDEL ]
ALBUM DEL
TRACKDEL
Erase single track
ALBUMDEL
Erase one album
FORMAT
Format the USB device
ALL DEL
Erase all albums
Within 2 seconds or so, the selected item to be
erased is displayed followed by the “PRESS OK”
display.
5 Press [OK] o again.
6 Press [Y/U] o to select “YES” then press [OK] o
Press [DISPLAY] Y repeatedly during play or pause.
“ANALOG-REC”.
Each time you press and hold the button:
Remaining
]
play time
Album
]
name
±
Tag
Bit rate (during
Tag
+
+
(Track)
play only)
(Artist)
Elapsed
play time
]
Remaining
Album
]
play time
name
Track
name
≠
Tag
+
(Album)
]
Track
name
Bit rate
(during play only)
DIGITAL-REC
(digital recording)
Note:
• The recording mode returns to the default
“DIGITAL-REC” after completing the analog recording.
• High-speed recording is not applicable while using
analog mode.
Recording mode
You can select the desired recording mode before you
start the basic recording (Z see “Basic recording”).
Press [REC MODE] q repeatedly to select your
desired setting.
128 KBPS
192 KBPS
320 KBPS
After a period of time, the number of MP3 tracks will
increase in the internal memory storage. This is where
the title search function comes in handy to enable you the
convenience to search for your desired track.
128 KBPS
192 KBPS
Normal mode
1 Press [TITLE SEARCH] d to start the search.
320 KBPS
High quality sound mode
ALL DEL
4 Press [OK] o.
OR
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]
Original display
1 Press [4/9, CD] S and then [8] 6 (stop).
2 Press and hold [EDIT MODE] p to select
ANALOG-REC
(analog recording)
] FORMAT
Original display
To record a specific track, press [PLAY MODE] l
to select 1-TRACK.
3 Press [CD HI-SPEED] f and [7/9, USB REC] 4
ALBUM DEL
You can view the information of the current track from the
display panel.
]
TIME MARK
Track marks are inserted manually.
Press [OK] o to add track mark
during recording.
to confirm the erasure.
“WRITING” is displayed.
Elapsed
play time
]
MANUAL
to store other tracks.
9 Press [4/9, MEMORY] 8 to start play.
TIME MARK
MUSIC PORT or AUX:
You can change your recording mode from the default
digital recording to analog recording.
Checking the track information
Title search
Stop recording
Adding track marks
High-speed recording
Note:
• Some files may take longer to record.
• Depending on the condition of the disc or file, some
MP3 files may not be able to record.
30 FM and 15 AM stations can be preset.
Preparation
Press [FM/AM] U to select “FM” or “AM”.
Play List
Checking the track information
album.
Checking the USB and internal memory status
1 Press [4/9, USB] 0 or [4/9, MEMORY] 8 and
When “FM” is selected
Press and hold [PLAY MODE] l to display “MONO”.
Play one selected track on the disc.
Press the numeric buttons Z to select
the track.
Play starts from the selected track.
1-TR
In the stop mode, press [5/6] Q
and then repeat step 3.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 in the stop mode.
Check
program
contents
Play Mode function
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4 Press [4/9, CD] S to start play.
Press [2/3] / [5/6] Q followed
by [4/9, CD] S to skip and play your
desired track.
During 1-ALBUM and 1-ALBUM
RANDOM mode, track skipping can only
be done within the current album.
Elapsed
play time
0
MANUAL EQ
MEMORY REC
7/9
USB REC
7/9
M
Press [R/T, ALBUM] o to select the
desired album during play or when in stop
mode.
• This function does not work during
RANDOM mode.
While in stop mode
Search
through
tracks
1 Press [4/9, CD] S and then [8] 6 (stop).
2 Press [PROGRAM] b.
“PGM” appears.
Stop
playback
Skip
album
This function allows you to program up to 24 tracks.
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USB AND INTERNAL MEMORY
Press [Y/U] o to select “NO” then press [OK] o to
cancel the erasure.
Note:
When an album contains more than 999 tracks,
"ALBUMDEL" will erase only 999 tracks. Repeat steps 2 to
6 to erase that album.
NOTE on USB
Compatible devices
Devices which are defined as USB mass storage class:
• USB devices that support bulk only transfer.
• USB devices that support USB 2.0 full speed.
Supported format
• Folders are defined as album.
• Files are defined as track.
• Track must have the extension “.mp3” or “.MP3”.
• CBI (Control/Bulk/Interrupt) is not supported.
• A device using NTFS file system is not supported.
[Only FAT 12/16/32 (File Allocation Table 12/16/32) file
system is supported.]
• Depending on the sector size, some files may not work.
Long play mode
“ ” indicator blinks.
2 Press [R/T] o repeatedly to select the first
character of the desired track.
R : Search in descending order (other characters, 9
to 0, Z to A).
T : Search in ascending order (A to Z, 0 to 9, other
characters).
During recording
Press [DISPLAY] Y repeatedly to display the current
recording mode.
Note:
You cannot change the recording mode during recording.
3 When there are more than one track that match
with the selected character, press [Y/U] o
repeatedly to search for your desired track.
4 Press [OK] o to select and play the track.
Note:
• This function will skip tracks that are created with basic
recording (Z see “Basic recording”).
• This function does not work with any random or
program mode.
• The character is not case sensitive.
• A same track title display will be shown for tracks with
the same title.
Enjoying the bass: D.BASS
Press [D.BASS] 9 / c repeatedly to select either “ON
D.BASS” or “OFF D.BASS”.
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