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CD/CASSETTE RECEIVER
KW-XC899
SOUND
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For installation and connections, refer to the separate manual.
INSTRUCTIONS
LVT1463-001A
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IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS
Precautions:
1.CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2.CAUTION: Invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure
to beam.
3.CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Leave all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
4.CAUTION: This CD player uses invisible laser radiation; however, is equipped with safety switches to
prevent radiation emission when unloading CDs. It is dangerous to defeat the safety switches.
5.CAUTION: Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
CAUTION on Volume Setting
CDs produce very little noise compared with other sources. If the volume level is adjusted for the tuner, for
example, the speakers may be damaged by the sudden increase in the output level. Therefore, lower the
volume before playing a CD and adjust it as required during playback.
How to reset your unit
Press the reset button on the front panel using a
ball-point pen or similar tool.
Note:
Your preset adjustments – such as preset channels or
sound adjustments – will be erased.
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Thank you for purchasing a JVC product. Please read all instructions carefully before operation, to
ensure your complete understanding and to obtain the best possible performance from the unit.
CONTENTS
How to reset your unit ..............................
2
LOCATION OF THE BUTTONS ...........
4
Control panel ............................................
Remote controller .....................................
Preparing the remote controller ...............
4
5
6
BASIC OPERATIONS ......................
7
RADIO OPERATIONS .....................
8
Listening to the radio ................................
Storing stations in memory ......................
Tuning in to a preset station .....................
Other convenient tuner functions .............
8
9
10
11
CD OPERATIONS .......................... 12
Playing a CD ............................................
Locating a track or a particular portion
on a CD ................................................
Selecting CD playback modes .................
Playing a CD Text .....................................
Other convenient CD functions ................
Adjusting the sound .................................
Reinforcing the bass sound .....................
Selecting preset sound modes .................
Storing your own sound adjustments .......
25
25
26
27
LEVEL METER SETTING .................. 28
Selecting level meter patterns ..................
28
OTHER MAIN FUNCTIONS ............... 29
About the demonstration mode
(DEMO MODE) .....................................
Setting the clock .......................................
Changing general settings (PSM) ............
Assigning names to the sources ..............
29
29
30
33
12
EXTERNAL COMPONENT OPERATIONS ... 34
13
14
15
15
CD CHANGER OPERATIONS ............. 35
MP3 INTRODUCTION ..................... 16
What is MP3? ...........................................
How are MP3 files recorded and
played back? ........................................
SOUND ADJUSTMENTS .................. 25
16
Playing CDs .............................................
Selecting CD playback modes .................
35
37
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ............ 38
Handling cassettes ...................................
Handling discs ..........................................
38
39
16
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................... 40
MP3 OPERATIONS ........................ 18
SPECIFICATIONS .......................... 43
Playing an MP3 disc ................................
Locating a file or particular portion
on an MP3 disc ......................................
Selecting MP3 playback modes ...............
18
19
21
TAPE OPERATIONS ....................... 22
Listening to a tape ....................................
Finding the beginning of a tune ................
Other convenient tape functions ..............
22
23
24
BEFORE USE
*For safety....
• Do not raise the volume level too much, as this will
block outside sounds, making driving dangerous.
• Stop the car before performing any complicated
operations.
*Temperature inside the car....
If you have parked the car for a long time in hot or
cold weather, wait until the temperature in the car
becomes normal before operating the unit.
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LOCATION OF THE BUTTONS
Control panel
Display window
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a
f g
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j
s
k
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Control panel
Display window
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
p
q
w
e
o Dolby NR indicator
; S.BASS EQ (Super Bass/Equalizer) level
/level meter
a Main display
s Level meter
d Play mode indicators
RND (random), RPT (repeat),
B.SKIP (blank skip)
f CD indicator
g TAPE indicator
h Text name indicators
DISC, TRACK, STATION
j Source indicators
MP3, CD, CD-CH (CD-changer), TAPE, AUX,
F1, F2, F3, A
k Tuner reception indicators
MO (monaural), ST (stereo)
l Clock display
r
t
y
u
i
Display window
CD loading slot
/ ATT (standby/on/attenuator) button
DISP (display) button
Auxiliary input jack
SEL (select) button
EQ LV (Equalizer/Level) button
+ / – buttons
Reset button
MODE button
Cassette compartment
CD 0 (eject) button
Source buttons
• CD/CH button
• FM/AM button
• TAPE/AUX button
• 2 PROG 3 button
• +10 / –10 button
TAPE 0 (eject) button
4 /¢
buttons
EX (extra) button
Number buttons
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Remote controller
4 Functions the same as the +/– buttons on the
main unit.
SOUND
ATT
1
5
2
U
6
Note:
This button does not function for the preferred
setting mode (PSM) adjustment.
5 Selects the sound mode.
Each time you press the button, the EQ
(equalizer) mode changes.
R SOURCE F
3
7
D
4
VOL
VOL
1 Functions the same as the
on the main unit.
/ ATT button
6 Selects the source.
Each time you press SOURCE, the source
changes.
7 • Searches stations while listening to the
radio.
• Fast-forwards or reverses the track/file if
pressed and held while listening to any disc.
• Skips to the beginning of the next track or
goes back to the beginning of the current (or
previous) track/file if pressed briefly while
listening to any disc.
• Fast-forwards or rewinds a tape and finds
the beginning of a tune (MMS) while
listening to a tape. To release this operation,
press button 2 which then starts playback.
2 • Changes the band while listening to the
radio.
• Skips to the first file of the next directory if
pressed while listening to an MP3 disc.
• Changes the tape direction while listening to
a tape.
• Selects disc numbers in increasing order,
and starts playing while listening to the CD
changer.
3 • Selects preset numbers in increasing order
while listening to the radio.
• Skips to the first file of the previous directory
if pressed while listening to an MP3 disc.
• Selects disc numbers in decreasing order,
and starts playing while listening to the CD
changer.
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Preparing the remote controller
2.
Before using the remote controller:
• Aim the remote controller directly at the remote
sensor on the main unit. Make sure there is no
obstacle in between.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to strong light
(direct sunlight or artificial lighting).
Place the battery.
Slide the battery into the holder with the +
side facing upwards so that the battery is fixed
in the holder.
Lithium coin battery
(product number:
CR2025)
3.
Return the battery holder.
Insert again the battery holder pushing it until
you hear a clicking sound.
(back side)
Installing the battery
When the controllable range or effectiveness of
the remote controller decreases, replace the
battery.
1.
Remove the battery holder.
1) Push out the battery holder in the direction
indicated by the arrow using a ball-point
pen or a similar tool.
2) Remove the battery holder.
(back side)
1)
2)
WARNING:
• Store the battery in a place where children cannot
reach.
If a child accidentally swallows the battery,
consult a doctor immediately.
• Do not recharge, short, disassemble or heat the
battery or dispose it in a fire.
Doing any of these things may cause the battery
to give off heat, crack or start a fire.
• Do not leave the battery with other metallic
materials.
Doing this may cause the battery to give off heat,
crack or start a fire.
• When throwing away or saving the battery, wrap
it in tape and insulate; otherwise, the battery may
start to give off heat, crack or start a fire.
• Do not poke the battery with tweezers or similar
tools.
Doing this may cause the battery to give off heat,
crack or start a fire.
CAUTION:
DO NOT leave the remote controller in a place
(such as dashboards) exposed to direct sunlight for
a long time. Otherwise, it may be damaged.
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Note:
When you use this unit for the first
time, set the built-in clock correctly, see
page 29.
1
3
Turn on the power.
Adjust the volume.
“HELLO!” appears on the display.
To turn up the volume.
To turn down the volume.
Note on One-Touch Operation:
When you select a source in step 2 below, the
power automatically comes on. You do not have
to press this button to turn on the power.
2
Volume level
Select the source.
• Each time you press CD/CH,
the source alternates between
CD* and CD-changer (or
external component)**.
• Each time you press FM/AM, the
band changes to FM (FM1, FM2,
FM3) and AM.
Clock time
4
Adjust the sound as you want
(see pages 25 – 27).
• If you need to change the level meter
pattern, see page 28.
To drop the volume immediately
• Each time you press TAPE/AUX,
the source alternates between
TAPE*** and external component
(AUX INPUT).
*
If a disc is not in the loading slot, you cannot
select CD as the source to play. (“NO DISC” will
appear on the display.)
** Without connecting the CD changer or the
external component, you cannot select it as the
source to play.
*** If a cassette is not in the cassette compartment,
you cannot select TAPE as the source to play.
(“NO TAPE” will appear on the display.)
To operate the tuner, see pages 8 – 11.
To play the CD, see pages 12 – 15.
To play the MP3 disc, see pages 18 – 21.
To operate the tape deck, see pages 22 – 24.
To operate the external components, see page 34.
To operate the CD changer, see pages 35 – 37.
/ ATT briefly while listening to any
Press
source. “ATT” starts flashing on the display, and
the volume level will drop immediately.
To resume the previous volume level, press the
button briefly again.
To turn off the power
/ ATT for more than 1 second. “SEE
Press
YOU” appears, then the unit turns off.
• If you turn off the power while listening to a
disc, the disc play will start from where
playback has been stopped previously, next
time you turn on the power.
• If you turn off the ignition key without
turning off this unit, the unit will automatically
turn on when you turn on the ignition key next
time. If the last selected source is ready for
playback (ex. a disc or a tape is in the unit),
playback starts automatically.
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RADIO OPERATIONS
Listening to the radio
Searching for a station manually:
Manual search
You can use either automatic searching or manual
searching to tune in to a particular station.
1
Searching for a station automatically:
Auto search
1
Select the band (FM1, FM2, FM3 or
AM).
FM1
FM2
FM3
Select the band (FM1, FM2, FM3, or
AM).
FM1
2
AM
FM2
FM3
AM
Press and hold ¢
or 4
until
“M (manual)” starts flashing on the
display.
Note:
This receiver has three FM bands (FM1, FM2, and
FM3). You can use any one of them to listen to an FM
broadcast.
2
Selected band appears.
Start searching for a station.
To search stations of
higher frequencies
To search stations of
lower frequencies
3
Tune in to a station you want while
“M” is flashing.
Press ¢
to tune in
to stations of higher
frequencies.
Press 4
to tune in
to stations of lower
frequencies.
When a station is received, searching
stops.
To stop searching before a station is received,
press the same button you have pressed for
searching.
• If you release your finger from the button, the
manual mode will automatically turn off after 5
seconds.
• If you hold down the button, the frequency
keeps changing (in 50 kHz intervals for FM and
9 kHz for AM) until you release the button.
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Storing stations in memory
You can use one of the following methods to
store broadcasting stations in memory.
• Automatic preset: SSM (Strong-station
Sequential Memory)
• Manual preset
• Storing your favorite station into the EX button
Automatic preset: SSM
Manual preset
You can preset up to 6 stations in each band
(FM1, FM2, FM3, and AM) manually.
EXAMPLE: Storing an FM station of 88.3 MHz
into the preset channel number 1 of
the FM1 band
1
Select the FM1 band.
You can preset up to 6 local stations in each FM
band (FM1, FM2, and FM3).
1
Select the band (FM1, FM2, or FM3).
FM1
2
FM2
FM3
2
Press ¢
to tune in
to stations of higher
frequencies.
AM
Press MODE repeatedly until “SSM”
appears.
Press 4
to tune in
to stations of lower
frequencies.
3
3
Tune in to a station (in this example,
of 88.3 MHz).
Press and hold the number button
(in this example, 1) for more than 2
seconds.
Press SEL.
“P1” flashes for a few seconds.
“--SSM--” appears, then disappears when
automatic preset is over.
Local stations with the strongest signals are
searched for and stored automatically in the band
you have selected (FM1, FM2, and FM3). These
stations are preset in the number buttons — No.
1 (lowest frequency) to No. 6 (highest frequency).
When automatic preset is over, the station stored
in the number 1 button will be automatically tuned
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4
Repeat the above procedure to store
other stations into other preset
numbers.
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Storing your favorite station into the
EX (extra) button
Tuning in to a preset station
You can preset an FM or AM station (such as
your favorite station or traffic announcement
station); and recall it by one touch operation even
if the unit is turned off.
You can easily tune in to a preset station.
Remember that you must store stations first. If
you have not stored them yet, see page 9.
1
EXAMPLE: Storing an FM station of 88.3 MHz
into the EX button
1
FM1
Select the FM1 band.
2
2
Select the band (FM1, FM2, FM3, or
AM) you want.
FM2
FM3
AM
Select the number (1 – 6) for the
preset station you want.
Tune in to a station (in this example,
of 88.3 MHz).
Press ¢
to tune in
to stations of higher
frequencies.
Press 4
to tune in
to stations of lower
frequencies.
3
Press and hold the EX button until
“EX” flashes.
To tune in the favorite station (EX)
Press EX so that the unit
EX
automatically turns on (if it has
been off).
Your favorite station is tuned in.
• If you press the button again, the previous
source will be played back again.
EX
“EX” flashes on the display.
Notes:
• The previously preset station is erased when a new
station is stored.
• Preset stations are erased when the power supply to
the memory circuit is interrupted (for example,
during battery replacement). If this occurs, preset
the stations again.
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Other convenient tuner functions
Selecting FM reception mode
Scanning broadcast stations
When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to
receive, follow the procedure below:
1
1
Select “SCAN.”
*SSM
SCAN
Canceled
*MONO
(frequency indication)
Select “MONO.”
SSM
SCAN
Canceled
MONO
(frequency indication)
* When receiving an FM stereo broadcast.
2
2
Start scanning.
Each time a broadcast is tuned
in, scanning stops for about 5
seconds (tuned frequency
number flashes on the display),
and you can check what
program is now being
broadcasted.
Select FM reception mode.
FM reception mode turns on
(“MONO ON”) and off (“MONO
OFF”) alternately.
When the monaural mode is turned on, the sound
you hear becomes monaural but reception will be
improved.
If you want to listen to that program, press MODE
button again to stop scanning.
If you have assigned a name to a station
frequency, the display shows its assigned name
after the station frequency is displayed.
When the station name is displayed, the STATION
indicator lights up on the display (see page 33).
Lights up when receiving an FM broadcast
in stereo.
J
Showing an assigned name
Lights up.
To confirm the station frequency while the
assigned name is shown, press DISP (display).
Each time you press the button, the assigned
name and the station frequency alternate on the
display.
Note:
If no name is assigned, “NO NAME” will appear
when you press DISP.
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CD OPERATIONS
Playing a CD
1
Insert a disc into the loading slot.
The unit turns on,
draws in the CD
and starts playback
automatically.
Notes:
• When a CD is inserted upside down, the CD
automatically ejects.
• When you play a CD Text, the disc title and
performer appear on the display. Then the current
track title appears on the display, followed by the
track number and elapsed playing time. See also
“Playing a CD Text” (page 15) and “Selecting the
scroll mode – SCROLL” (page 32).
If a CD Text includes much text information, some
may not appear on the display.
• If you play a CD with assigned name (see page 33),
the assigned name appears on the display, followed
by the track number and elapsed playing time. See
also “Showing an assigned name” on page 15.
CD indicator lights up.
\
Total track number of
the inserted disc
Total playing time of
the inserted disc
\
Current track
Elapsed playing time
To stop play and eject the CD
Press CD 0.
CD play stops and the CD automatically ejects
from the loading slot (“EJECT” appears on the
display). The source changes to the last selected
source.
Notes:
• If the ejected disc is not removed for about 15 seconds,
the disc is automatically inserted again into the
loading slot to protect it from dust. (CD play will not
start this time.)
• You can eject the CD even when the unit is turned off.
• If you change the source, CD play also stops
(without ejecting the disc).
Next time you select “CD” as the source, CD play
starts from where playback had been stopped
previously.
Note on One-Touch Operation:
When a CD is already in the loading slot, pressing
CD/CH turns on the unit and starts playback
automatically.
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Locating a track or a particular
portion on a CD
To skip 10 tracks
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“2–10 +103” appears.
To fast-forward or reverse the track
Press and hold ¢
while
playing a CD, to fast-forward
the track.
Press and hold 4
while
playing a CD, to reverse the
track.
2 Press +10 or –10 button.
To skip 10 tracks* fowards
to the last track.
To go to the next tracks or the previous tracks
briefly while
Press ¢
playing a CD, to go ahead to
the beginning of the next
track. Each time you press
the button consecutively, the
beginning of the next track is
located and played back.
briefly while
Press 4
playing a CD, to go back to
the beginning of the current
track. Each time you press
the button consecutively, the
beginning of the previous
track is located and played
back.
To skip 10 tracks*
backwards to the first
track.
* The fist time you press +10 or –10 button, the
track skips to the nearest higher or lower track
with a track number of multiple ten (ex. 10th,
20th, 30th).
Then each time you press the button, you can
skip 10 tracks (see “How to use the +10 and –10
buttons” below).
• After the last track, the first track will be
selected, and vice versa.
How to use the +10 and -10 buttons
• Ex. 1: To select track number 32 while playing
track number 6.
To go to a particular track directly
Track 6
Press the number button corresponding to the
track number to start its playback.
• To select a track number from 1 – 6:
Press 1 (7) – 6 (12) briefly.
• To select a track number from 7 – 12:
Press and hold 1 (7) – 6 (12) for more than 1
second.
(Three times)
\10 \ 20 \ 30
(Twice)
\ 31 \ 32
• Ex. 2: To select track number 8 while playing
track number 32.
Track 32
(Three times)
\30 \ 20 \ 10
(Twice)
\9\8
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Selecting CD playback modes
To play back tracks repeatedly
(Repeat Play)
You can play back the current track repeatedly.
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, CD random play mode
turns on (“RANDOM ON”) and
off (“RANDOM OFF”)
alternately.
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“REPEAT” appears.
When the random mode is turned on, the RND
indicator lights up on the display and a
randomly selected track starts playing.
To play back only intro (Intro scan)
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, CD repeat play mode
turns on (“REPEAT ON”) and
off (“REPEAT OFF”)
alternately.
When the repeat mode is turned on, the RPT
indicator lights up on the display.
To play back tracks at random
(Random Play)
You can play back the first 15 seconds of each
track sequentially.
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“INTRO” appears.
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, CD Intro scan mode
turns on (“INTRO ON”) and off
(“INTRO OFF”) alternately.
You can play back all tracks on the CD at random.
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“RANDOM” appears.
\
When the Intro scan mode is turned on, the
current track number flashes.
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Playing a CD Text
Other convenient CD functions
In a CD Text, some information about the disc (its
disc title, performer and track title) is recorded.
You can show these disc information on the
display.
Showing an assigned name
1
Select text display mode while
playing a CD Text.
Each time you press the
button, the display changes
as follows:
You can assign names to conventional CDs.
If you have assigned a name to a CD, the assigned
name appears on the display, followed by the current
track number and elapsed playing time.
When the CD name is displayed, the DISC indicator
lights up on the display (see page 33).
Lights up
Current track no.
and Track Title
Current track no.
and Elapsed playing time
Disc Title / Performer
When disc information appears on the display,
the corresponding name indicator lights up.
When a disc title/performer is displayed.
To confirm the current track number and
elapsed playing time while the assigned name
is shown, press DISP (display).
Each time you press the button, the assigned
name and current track number/elapsed playing
time alternate on the display.
Note:
You cannot assign a name to a CD Text or an MP3
disc.
Prohibiting CD ejection
When a track title is displayed.
Notes:
• You can use the scroll mode to show the disc
information on the display.
See also “Selecting the scroll mode – SCROLL” on
page 32.
• When you press DISP (display) while playing a
conventional CD, “NO NAME” appears for the disc
title/performer (unless you have assigned a name to
the CD) and the track title.
You can prohibit CD ejection and can “lock” a CD
in the loading slot.
While pressing CD/CH, press
and hold CD 0 for more than 2
seconds. “CD
” flashes on the
display for a while, and the CD is
locked and cannot be ejected.
To cancel the prohibition and “unlock” the CD,
press and hold CD 0 for more than 2 seconds
again, while pressing CD/CH. “EJECT OK”
flashes on the display for a while, and the CD is
“unlocked.”
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MP3 INTRODUCTION
What is MP3?
Precautions when recording MP3 files
on a CD-R or CD-RW
MP3 is an abbreviation of Motion Picture Experts
Group (or MPEG) Audio Layer 3*. MP3 is simply
a file format with a data compression ratio of 1:10
(128 Kbps**). That means, by using MP3 format,
one CD-R or CD-RW can contain 10 times as
much data volume as a regular CD can.
This unit can only read MP3 files that are
recorded in the format that is compliant with ISO
9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet.
* This player is not compatible with the data encoded
with Layer 1 and 2 formats.
** Bit rate is the average number of bits that one
second of audio data will consume. The unit used is
Kbps (1024 bits/second). To get a better audio
quality, choose a higher bit rate. The most popular
bit rate for encoding is 128 Kbps.
An MP3 decoder is incorporated into this unit.
You can play back MP3 files (tracks) recorded on
CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and CD-ROMs.
Compatible with ID3v1
Extra information data such as album title, performer
name, song title, recording year, music genre and
a brief comment can be stored within an MP3 file.
This unit can show ID3v1 tags (album name,
performer name and song title) on the display.
• Some characters cannot be shown correctly.
• This unit is not compatible with ID3v2.
Other Main Features in this unit:
• Maximum number of directories/files: 289
(Total)
• Available characters:A–Z, 0–9, _(underscore)
• Maximum number of characters for file name
(ISO 9660 Level 1):12 (inclusive of
separation mark—“.” and
extension code—“mp3”)
(ISO 9660 Level 2): 31 (inclusive of
separation mark—“.” and
extension code—“mp3”)
(Joliet): 64 (inclusive of
separation mark—“.” and
extension code—“mp3”)
• Maximum number of characters for directory
name: 64
How are MP3 files recorded
and played back?
MP3 “files (tracks)” can be recorded in
“directories (folders)”—in PC terminology.
During recording, the files and directories can be
arranged in a way similar to arranging files and
directories/folders of computer data.
“Root” is similar to the root of a tree. Every file
and directory can be linked to and be accessed
from the root.
Playback order, file search order, and directory
search order of the MP3 files recorded on a disc
are determined by the writing (or encoding)
application; therefore, playback order may be
different from the one you have intended while
recording the directories and the files.
The illustration on the next page shows an
example of how MP3 files are recorded on a
CD-R or CD-RW, how they are played back, and
how they are searched for on this unit.
Notes:
• The unit can read a CD-ROM containing MP3 files.
However, if non-MP3 files are recorded together
with MP3 files, this unit will take a longer time to
scan the disc. It may also cause the unit to
malfunction.
• The unit cannot read or play an MP3 file without
the extension code—mp3.
• The unit is not compatible with Playlist*.
* A playlist is a simple text file, used on a PC, which
enables users to make their own playback order
without physically rearranging the files.
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Level 1
MP3 directory/file configuration
02
04
08
1 2 3 4
Level 4
Level 3
01
03
05
10
5 6
Level 5
Hierarchy
Level 2
ROOT
09
18 19
11
06
Level 6
7
8
07
20
9
12
13
14
15
16
21
22
17
Note:
There is no limit on the number of the hierarchy levels (nested
directories). However, up to 8 hierarchy levels is recommended for
stable operations.
: Root
: Directories
: MP3 files
MP3 playback/search order
• The numbers in circles below the MP3 files ( ) indicate the playback order and search order of
the MP3 files. Normally this unit plays back MP3 files in the recorded order.
• The numbers inside the directories indicate the playback order and search order of the directories
on an MP3 disc. Normally this unit plays back MP3 files in the directories in the recorded order.
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MP3 OPERATIONS
Refer also to “CD OPERATIONS” on pages 12 to
15.
Playing an MP3 disc
1
Insert an MP3 disc into the loading
slot.
The unit turns on, draws
in an MP3 disc and starts
playback automatically.
Playback starts automatically from the first file of
the first directory once file check is completed.
Then, the display changes to show the following:
• When “TAG ON” is selected (initial setting:
see page 32)
Album name/performer name (directory
name)* = Track title (file name)* =
Elapsed playing time
* If an MP3 file does not have ID3 tags, directory
name and file name appear.
• When “TAG OFF” is selected
Directory name and file name appear.
Ex.: When the disc contains 13 directories
and 125 MP3 files.
\
Lights up
Notes:
• All the files on the disc will be played repeatedly
until you stop playback—All File Repeat Play.
• MP3 discs require a longer readout time**.
(The readout time differs due to the complexity of
the directory/file configuration.)
** Readout time is the time taken by the unit to
scan or check the disc for files and file
information.
\
MP3 indicator Lights up
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To change the display information
While playing back an MP3 file,
you can change the file
information shown on the display.
Each time you press DISP
(display), the display changes to
show the following:
• When “TAG ON” is selected (initial setting:
see page 32)
Album name/
Track title
Performer name
(File name)*
(Directory name)*
Elasped playing time
* If an MP3 file does not have ID3 tags, directory
name and file name appear.
• When “TAG OFF” is selected
File name
Directory name
Elasped playing time
Notes:
• You can use the scroll mode to show the disc
information on the display.
See also “Selecting the scroll mode – SCROLL” on
page 32.
• If you change the setting from “TAG OFF” to “TAG
ON” while playing an MP3 file, the tag display will
be activated when the next file starts playing.
To stop play and eject the disc
Press CD 0.
Disc play stops and the disc automatically ejects
from the loading slot (“EJECT” appears on the
display). The source changes to the last selected
source.
If you change the source, the disc play also stops
(without ejecting the disc this time).
Locating a file or a particular
portion on an MP3 disc
To fast-forward or reverse the file
while
Press and hold ¢
playing an MP3 disc, to fastforward the file.
Press and hold 4
while
playing an MP3 disc, to
reverse the file.
To go to the next files or the previous files
Press ¢
briefly while
playing an MP3 disc, to go
forward to the beginning of the
next file. Each time you press
the button consecutively, the
beginning of the next file is
located and played back. (See
“MP3 playback/search order”
on page 17.)
Press 4
briefly while
playing an MP3 disc, to go back
to the beginning of the current
file. Each time you press the
button consecutively, the
beginning of the previous file is
located and played back. (See
“MP3 playback/search order”
on page 17.)
Notes:
• If the ejected disc is not removed for about 15 seconds,
the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading
slot to protect it from dust. (Disc play will not start
this time.)
• You can eject the disc even when the unit is turned off.
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To skip 10 files
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“2–10 +103” appears.
2 –10 +10 3
Canceled
Press the number button corresponding to the
directory number to start playing the first file in the
selected directory.
REPEAT
RANDOM
2 Press +10 or –10 button.
To skip 10 files* fowards
to the last file.
To skip 10 files* backwards
to the first file.
* The first time you press +10 or –10 button, the
file skips to the nearest higher or lower file with
a file number of multiple ten (ex. 10th, 20th,
30th).
Then each time you press the button, you can
skip 10 files.
• After the last file, the first file will be selected,
and vice versa.
To go to a particular directory directly
IMPORTANT:
To directly select the directories using the
number button(s), it is required that
directories are assigned 2 digit numbers at
the beginning of their directory names. (This
can only be done during the recording of CDRs or CD-RWs.)
Ex.: If directory name is “01 ABC”
= press 1 to go to directory 01 ABC
If directory name is “1 ABC”
= cannot directly select this
directory.
If directory name is “12 ABC”
= press and hold 6 (12) to go to
directory 12 ABC
• To select a directory number from 1 – 6:
Press 1 (7) – 6 (12) briefly.
• To select a directory number from 7 – 12:
Press and hold 1 (7) – 6 (12) for more than 1
second.
Notes:
• If “MP3” flashes on the display after you have
selected a directory, it means that the directory does
not contain any MP3 files.
• You cannot directly select a directory with a number
greater than 12.
To select a particular file in a directory, press
¢
or 4
after selecting the directory.
To skip to the next directory or the previous
directory—either on the same hierarchy
level or on a different hierarchy level
Press 3(+10) briefly while
playing an MP3 disc.
Each time you press the
button consecutively, the next
directory is located (and the
first file in the directory starts
playing, if recorded).
(See “MP3 playback/search
order” on page 17.)
Press 2(–10) briefly while
playing an MP3 disc.
Each time you press the
button consecutively, the
previous directory is located
(and the first file in the
directory starts playing, if
recorded).
(See “MP3 playback/search
order” on page 17.)
Note:
If the directory does not contain any MP3 files, it is
skipped.
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Selecting MP3 playback modes
To play back tracks at random
(Random Play)
To play back tracks repeatedly (Repeat Play)
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“RANDOM” appears.
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“REPEAT” appears.
2 –10 +10 3
Canceled
2 –10 +10 3
REPEAT
Canceled
RANDOM
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, random play mode
changes as follows:
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, repeat play mode
changes as follows:
REPEAT1 ON
REPEAT
RANDOM
RANDOM1 ON
RANDOM2 ON
RANDOM OFF
REPEAT2 ON
REPEAT OFF
Mode
RPT
Plays repeatedly
Indicator
REPEAT1 ON
Lights
The current file (or
specified file).
REPEAT2 ON
Flashes
All files of the current
directory (or specified
directory).
REPEAT OFF
Mode
RND
Plays at random
Indicator
RANDOM1 ON
Lights
All files of the current
directory, then the files of
the next directory, and so
on.
RANDOM2 ON
Flashes
All files of all directories.
RANDOM OFF
Goes off Canceled.
Goes off Canceled.
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TAPE OPERATIONS
Listening to a tape
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, the Dolby B NR turns
on (“DOLBY ON”) and off
(“DOLBY OFF”).
You can play back type 1 (normal) tapes.
1
Insert a cassette into the cassette
compartment.
This indicator lights up when the Dolby B
NR is turned on.
3
Each time you press the
button, the tape direction
changes alternately.
j
The unit turns on and tape play starts
automatically.
When one side of the tape reaches its end
during play, the other side of the tape
automatically starts playing. (Auto Reverse)
Select the tape direction.
Tape indicator flashes.
Note on One-Touch Operation:
When a cassette is already in the cassette
compartment, pressing TAPE/AUX turns on the
unit and starts tape play automatically.
2
Turn on or off the Dolby B NR* as
needed.
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“DOLBY B” appears.
DOLBY B
B.SKIP
Canceled
REPEAT
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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To stop play and eject the cassette
Finding the beginning of a tune
Press TAPE 0.
Tape play stops and the cassette automatically
ejects from the cassette compartment.
If you change the source, the tape play also stops
(without ejecting the cassette this time).
• You can also eject the cassette by pressing TAPE 0
with the unit turned off.
Multi Music Scan allows you to automatically start
playback from the beginning of a specified tune.
You can specify up to 9 tunes ahead or before the
current tune.
To fast-forward and rewind a tape
1
Press ¢
for more
than 1 second to fastforward the tape. When
the tape reaches its end,
the tape is reversed and
playback starts from the
beginning of the other
side.
Press 4
for more
than 1 second to rewind
the tape. When the tape
reaches its end, playback
of the same side starts.
To stop fast-forward and rewind at any
position on the tape, press 2 PROG 3.
Tape play starts from that position on the tape.
Note:
When the tape reaches its end while fast-forwarding,
the tape direction will be changed automatically.
During playback
Specify where (how many tunes
ahead of or before the current tune)
the tune you want is located.
To locate a tune ahead of
the current tune on the
tape.
To locate a tune before
the current tune on the
tape.
Each time you press the button, the
number changes up to ±9.
When the beginning of the specified tune is
located, playback starts automatically.
Notes:
• While locating a specified tune:
– If the tape is rewound to its beginning, playback
starts from the beginning of that side.
– If the tape is fast-forwarded to the end, it is
reversed and played from the beginning of the
other side.
• In the following cases, Multi Music Scan may not
operate correctly:
– Tapes with tunes having long pianissimo passages
(very quiet parts) or non-recorded portions.
– Tapes with short non-recorded sections.
– Tapes with high level noise or humming between
tunes.
– The Dolby NR setting does not match. For
example, if the tape is recorded with the Dolby C
NR.
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Other convenient tape
functions
Skipping blank portions on the tape
You can skip blank portions between the tunes
(Blank Skip).
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“B.SKIP” appears.
Notes:
In the following cases, Blank Skip and Repeat Play
may not operate correctly:
– Tapes with tunes having long pianissimo passages
(very quiet parts) or non-recorded portions.
– Tapes with short non-recorded sections.
– Tapes with high level noise or humming between
tunes.
– The Dolby NR setting does not match. For example,
if the tape is recorded with the Dolby C NR.
Prohibiting tape ejection
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, skip function mode
turns on (“B.SKIP ON”) and
off (“B.SKIP OFF”) alternately.
When this function is on, the B.SKIP indicator
lights up on the display and the unit skips blank
portions of 15 seconds or more, fast-forwards to
the next tune, then starts playing it.
You can prohibit the tape ejection and can “lock”
a tape in the cassette compartment.
While pressing TAPE/AUX, press
and hold TAPE 0 for more than
” flashes on
2 seconds. “TAPE
the display for a while, and the
tape is locked and cannot be
ejected.
To cancel the prohibition and “unlock” the
tape, press and hold TAPE 0 for more than 2
seconds again, while pressing TAPE/AUX.
“EJECT OK” flashes on the display for a while,
and the tape is “unlocked.”
Playing the current tune repeatedly
You can play the current tune repeatedly
(Repeat Play).
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“REPEAT” appears.
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, repeat play mode
turns on (“REPEAT ON”) and
off (“REPEAT OFF”)
alternately.
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SOUND ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting the sound
Reinforcing the bass sound
You can adjust the sound characteristics to your
preference.
You can also adjust the level of Super Bass.
1
1
Select the item you want to adjust.
Select “S.BASS.”
Each time you press the button,
the adjustable items change as
follows:
FADER
BAL
VOLUME
While adjusting Super Bass, S. BASS level
flashes.
As the number increases, Super Bass
level also increases.
Indication
To do:
Range
FADER*
Adjust the
R06 (rear only)
front and rear
speaker
F06 (front only)
BAL
(Balance)
Adjust the left L06 (left only)
and right
speakers
R06 (right only)
VOLUME
Adjust the
volume
2
Adjust the level within the range of
“00” to “08.”
00 (min.)
50 (max.)
*
2
If you are using a two-speaker system, set the fader
level to “00.”
Adjust the level.
Note:
Normally + / – buttons work for volume adjustment.
So you do not have to select “VOLUME” to adjust the
volume level.
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Selecting preset sound modes
To store a sound mode separately for each
playback source (EQ Link)
You can select a preset sound adjustment
suitable to the music genre.
Once you select a sound mode, it is stored in
memory. It will be recalled every time you select
the same source. A sound mode can be stored for
each of the following sources — FM1, FM2, FM3,
AM, CD, tape, external components and the EX
(extra) button (see page 10).
• See also “Changing general settings (PSM)” on
page 30.
1
Select “EQ.”
EQ
S.BASS
Canceled
L.V.METER
1 Press and hold SEL (select) for more than 2
2
Select the sound mode.
The sound mode
changes as follows:
seconds so that one of the PSM items appears
on the display.
2 Press ¢ or 4 to select “EQ LINK
(Equalization Link).”
3 Press + to select “LINK ON.”
4 Press SEL (select) to finish the setting.
To cancel EQ Link, repeat the same procedure
and select “LINK OFF” by pressing – in step 3.
FLAT
POP
JAZZ
Country
USER**
R & B*
Hard Rock
DanceMusic
Raggae
Classic
(back to the beginning)
* Rhythm and Blues
** If you want to adjust and store your original
sound mode (USER), see “Storing your own
sound adjustments” on page 27.
• When “EQ LINK” is set to “LINK ON”
The selected sound mode and Super Bass
level can be stored in memory for the current
source.
Each time you select the same source, the
same sound mode is also recalled, and shown
after the source name.
• When “EQ LINK” is set to “LINK OFF”
The selected sound mode effect applies to all
the sources selected.
EQ level changes as you select the sound
mode.
Ex.: When you select “R & B”
To cancel the sound mode, select “FLAT” in
step 2.
Note:
You can adjust the sound mode to your preference, and
store it in memory.
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Storing your own sound
adjustments
3
• Refer to the table
below for adjusting the
selected sound
element.
You can adjust the sound modes to your
preference and store your own adjustments in
memory (USER sound mode).
• There is a time limit in doing the following
procedure. If the setting is cancelled before you
finish, start from step 1 again.
1
Adjust the selected sound element.
Indication
Range
LOW FREQ. 50 Hz , 80 Hz , 120 Hz
Select “EQ.”
LOW LEVEL –06 (min.) — +06 (max.)
EQ
S.BASS
Canceled
MID FREQ.
700 Hz , 1 kHz , 2 kHz
MID LEVEL
–06 (min.) — +06 (max.)
HIGH FREQ. 8 kHz , 12 kHz
L.V.METER
HIGH LEVEL –06 (min.) — +06 (max.)
EQ level adjusted flashes.
2
Select sound elements to adjust.
Each time you press the button,
the sound elements to adjust
change as follows:
EX.: When you adjust “LOW FREQ.”
4
LOW FREQ.*
LOW LEVEL
MID FREQ.*
MID LEVEL
HIGH FREQ.*
HIGH LEVEL
(back to the beginning)
5
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the
other sound elements.
Store the adjustments.
Your setting is stored in USER
sound mode.
FREQ. (LOW, MID, HIGH):
Select the center frequency to
adjust.
LEVEL (LOW, MID, HIGH):
Adjust the enhancement level.
* By pressing ¢
or 4
directly move as follows:
LOW FREQ.
, you can
MID FREQ.
HIGH FREQ.
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LEVEL METER SETTING
Selecting level meter patterns
3.
SideWinder
Level meter is displayed horizontally.
You can select one from 7 different level meter
patterns or a demonstration of all the patterns.
1
Select “L.V. METER.”
4.
EQ
S.BASS
Canceled
L.V.METER
5.
2
Full Size
Level meter is displayed on the main display.
Spin
Spin in the right meter.
Press +/– to select the level meter
pattern.
Each time you press
the button, the level
meter changes as
follows:
6.
Double
Waves are displayed on both level meters.
ALL DEMO
Full Size
Dolphin
Standard
SideWinder
Spin
Double
HIGH WAY
OFF
(back to the beginning)
7.
HIGH WAY
As if you were driving along a highway.
Level meter patterns
1.
ALL DEMO (initial setting)
Demonstrates all the level meter patterns,
each for 20 seconds.
2.
8.
Dolphin
A dolphin is swimming in the main display.
Standard
Standard level meter.
9.
OFF
No level meter is displayed.
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OTHER MAIN FUNCTIONS
About the demonstration mode Setting the clock
(DEMO MODE)
After installation, set the built-in clock correctly.
When shipped from the factory, “DEMO” is set to
“DEMO ON” in this unit. The demonstration will
start automatically if no sound comes in for 3
minutes. (See page 31.)
1
To deactivate the demonstration mode
1
Press and hold SEL (select) for more
than 2 seconds so that one of the
PSM items appears on the display.
2
2
Press ¢
“DEMO.”
or 4
Adjust the hour.
Press – to select “DEMO OFF.”
4
4
If “CLOCK HOUR” does not appear,
or 4
repeatedly
press ¢
until it appears.
to select
3
3
Press and hold SEL (select) for more
than 2 seconds so that one of the PSM
items appears on the display. (See
page 31.)
Press ¢
or 4
until “CLOCK
MIN (minute)” appears on the display.
Press SEL (Select) to finish the
setting.
CONTINUED TO THE NEXT PAGE
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5
Changing general settings (PSM)
Adjust the minute.
You can change the settings for this unit by using
the PSM (Preferred Setting Mode) control.
Basic Procedure
6
• There is a time limit in doing the following
procedure. If the setting is canceled before you
finish, start from step 1 again.
Finish the setting.
1
Press and hold SEL (select) for more
than 2 seconds so that one of the
PSM items appears on the display.
(See page 31.)
To check the current clock time while the unit
is turned off, press DISP (display).
The power turns on, the clock time is shown for 5
seconds, then the power turns off.
2
3
4
5
Select a PSM item you want to
adjust. (See page 31.)
Adjust the PSM item selected.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the
other PSM items if necessary.
Finish the setting.
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Preferred Setting Mode (PSM) items
1
2
3
Factory-preset See
settings
page
Hold.
Select.
Set.
−
+
DEMO OFF
DEMO ON
CLOCK HOUR Hour adjustment
Back
Advance
CLOCK MIN
Back
Advance
DEMO
Demonstration mode
Minute adjustment
CLOCK DISP Clock display
CLOCK OFF
DEMO ON
31
1:00
29
CLOCK ON CLOCK OFF
31
EQ LINK
Sound control
memory linkage
DIMMER
Dimmer mode
CONTRAST
Display contrast
CONTRAST 1 – CONTRAST 10 CONTRAST 5
32
SCROLL
Scroll mode
SCRL ONCE
SCRL AUTO
SCRL OFF
SCRL ONCE
32
EXT INPUT
External input
selection
CD CHANGER
32
AUX ADJ
Auxiliary input level
adjustment
A.ADJ 00
32
TAG DISP
Tag display
TAG ON
32
LINK ON
LINK OFF
DIM OFF
DIM ON
DIM AUTO
CD CHANGER
A.ADJ 00 – A.ADJ 05
TAG OFF
Turning the demo mode on or off
– DEMO MODE
You can turn the demo mode on or off. When
shipped from the factory, “DEMO ON” is selected.
• DEMO OFF: Turns the demo mode off.
• DEMO ON: Turns the demo mode on. The
demonstration will start
automatically if no sound comes
in for 3 minutes.
Note:
If the unit has been reset (and the power is on), the
demonstration will start if no sound comes in for
about 15 seconds.
LINE INPUT
TAG ON
LINK OFF
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DIM AUTO
32
Setting the clock display – CLOCK DISP
You can set the clock to show on the display
when the unit is turned off.
When shipped from the factory, the clock is set
not to show on the display.
• CLOCK OFF: Clock display is turned off.
• CLOCK ON: Clock display is turned on.
Note:
If the power supply is not interrupted by turning off
the ignition key of your car, it is recommended to
select “CLOCK OFF” to save the car’s battery.
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Selecting the dimmer mode – DIMMER
When you turn on the car headlights, the display
automatically dims (Auto Dimmer).
When shipped from the factory, Auto Dimmer
mode is activated.
• DIM OFF: Cancels Auto Dimmer.
• DIM ON:
Always dims the display.
• DIM AUTO: Activates Auto Dimmer.
Note:
Auto Dimmer equipped for this unit may not work
correctly on some vehicles, particularly on those
having a control dial for dimming.
In this case, set the dimmer mode to “DIM ON” or
“DIM OFF.”
Adjusting the display contrast level
– CONTRAST
You can adjust the display contrast level from 1
(dark) to 10 (bright). When shipped from the
factory, the display contrast level is set at level 5.
Selecting the scroll mode – SCROLL
You can select the scroll mode for the disc
information.
When shipped from the factory, Auto Scroll mode
is set to “SCRL ONCE.”
• SCRL ONCE: Scrolls only once.
• SCRL AUTO: Repeats the scroll (5-second
intervals in between).
• SCRL OFF: Cancels Auto Scroll.
Selecting an external component to use
– EXT INPUT
You can connect an external component to the
CD changer jack on the rear using the Line Input
Adapter KS-U57 (not supplied).
To use the external component as the playback
source through this unit, you need to select which
component – CD changer or external component
– to use.
When shipped from the factory, CD changer is
selected as the external component.
• CD CHANGER: To use the CD changer.
• LINE INPUT:
To use the external
component other than CD
changer.
Notes:
• If the current source is CD changer or external
component, this setting does not appear.
• For connecting the Line Input Adapter KS-U57 and
the external component, refer to the Installation/
Connection Manual (separate volume).
Adjusting the auxiliary input level
– AUX ADJ
Adjust the auxiliary input level properly when an
external component is connected to the auxiliary
input jack.
When shipped from the factory, the auxiliary (AUX)
input level is set at level 00.
If the input level of the connected component is
not high enough, increase the input level properly.
Without adjusting the line input level, you may be
surprised at the loud sound when you change
source from the external component to another
source.
Turning the tag display on or off – TAG DISP
An MP3 file can contain file information called
“ID3 Tag” where its album name, performer, track
title, etc. are recorded.
There are two versions–ID3v1 (ID3 Tag version 1)
and ID3v2 (ID3 Tag version 2). This unit is
compatible only with ID3v1.
When shipped from the factory, “TAG ON” is
selected.
• TAG ON: Turns on the ID3 tag display while
playing MP3 files.
* If an MP3 file does not have ID3
tags, directory and file name appear.
Note:
If you change the setting from “TAG
OFF” to “TAG ON” while playing an
MP3 file, the tag display will be
activated when the next file starts
playing.
• TAG OFF: Turns off the ID3 tag display while
playing MP3 files. (Only the directory
name and file name can be shown.)
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Assigning names to the sources 3
You can assign names to station frequencies,
CDs, and the external component connected to
the auxiliary (AUX) input jack.
After assigning a name, it will appear on the
display when you select the source.
Sources
Maximum number
of the characters
Station frequencies*
Up to 10 characters
(up to 32 station
frequencies including
both FM and AM)
CDs** and
CD changer**
Up to 32 characters
(up to 40 discs)
External component
(“AUX INPUT” only)
Up to 10 characters
*
You cannot assign a name to a station frequency
stored in the EX (extra) button.
** You cannot assign a name to a CD Text or an MP3
disc.
1
Each time you press the
button, the character set
changes as follows:
Capital letters (
)
Small letters (
)
Numbers and symbols (
4
)
Select a character.
About the available
characters, see page 38.
5
Move the cursor to the next (or
previous) character position.
Select a source you want to assign a
name to.
When you select a
source, the power
automatically
comes on.
Each time you press the
button, the source
changes as described on
page 7.
2
Select the character set you want
while “ ” is flashing.
Press and hold SEL (select) for more
than 2 seconds while pressing DISP
(display).
7
Repeat steps 3 to 5 until you finish
inputting the name.
Finish the procedure while the last
selected character is flashing.
To erase the input characters
To erase all the characters at a time, press and
hold DISP (display) for more than 1 second as
described in the procedure above.
Notes:
• When you try to assign a name to the 33rd station
frequency or 41st CD, “NAME FULL” appears on
the display. (In this case, delete unwanted names
before assignment.)
• When the CD changer is connected, you can assign
names to discs in the CD changer. These names can
also be shown on the display if you insert the discs
in this unit.
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EXTERNAL COMPONENT OPERATIONS
MD player, etc.
You can connect two external components to this
unit.
Connect one to the auxiliary (AUX) input jack on
the control panel, and the other to the CD
changer jack on the rear.
Preparations:
• For connecting the Line Input Adapter KS-U57 and
the external component, refer to the Installation/
Connection Manual (separate volume).
• Before operating the external component connected
to the CD changer jack, select the external input
correctly. (See “Selecting the external component to
use – EXT INPUT” on page 32.)
1
Select the external component.
AUX INPUT: Press TAPE/AUX repeatedly to
select the component
connected to the AUX jack on
the control panel.
2
3
Turn on the connected component
and start playing the source.
Adjust the volume.
If the input level of the external component
connected to the auxiliary (AUX) input jack
is not high enough, increase the input level
properly.
Without adjusting the input level, you may be
surprised at the loud sound when you change
the source from one external component to
another. (See “Adjusting the auxiliary input
level – AUX ADJ” on page 32.)
LINE INPUT: Press CD/CH repeatedly to
select the component
connected to the CD changer
jack.
• If “LINE INPUT” does not appear on the
display, see page 32 and select the external
input (“Selecting the external component to
use – EXT INPUT”).
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CD CHANGER OPERATIONS
We recommended that you use one of the CH-X
series with your unit (except for JVC MP3
compatible CD changer.)
If you have another CD automatic changer,
consult your JVC car audio dealer for
connections.
• For Example, if your CD automatic changer is one
of the KD-MK series, you need a cord (KS-U15K)
for connecting it to this unit.
Before operating your CD automatic changer:
• Refer also to the Instructions supplied with
your CD changer.
• If no discs are in the magazine of the CD
changer or the discs are inserted upside
down, “NO DISC” will appear on the display. If
this happens, remove the magazine and set
the discs correctly.
• If “RESET 1 – RESET 8” appears on the
display, something is wrong with the
connection between this unit and the CD
changer. If this happens, check the
connection, connect the connecting cord(s)
firmly if necessary, then press the reset button
of the CD changer.
Note on One-Touch Operation:
When you press CD/CH, the power automatically
comes on. You do not have to press
/ ATT to turn
on the power.
Note:
If you play a CD with assigned name (see page 33),
the assigned name appears on the display, followed by
the track number and elapsed playing time.
To change the display information
While playing back a CD, you can
change the information shown on
the display.
Each time you press DISP
(display), the display changes to
show the following:
Current track no.
and Elapsed playing time
Assigned name*
Disc no. and
Current track no.
* If no name is assigned, “NO NAME” will appear.
Playing CDs
Select the CD automatic changer (CD-CH).
Playback starts from the first
track of the first disc.
All tracks of all discs are played
back.
Track number
Elapsed playing time
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To fast-forward or reverse the track
Press and hold ¢
while playing a CD, to
fast-forward the track.
To go to a particular disc directly
Press the number button corresponding to the
disc number to start its playback (while CD
changer is playing).
Press and hold 4
while playing a CD, to
reverse the track.
To go to the next tracks or the previous tracks
briefly
Press ¢
while playing a CD, to go
ahead to the beginning of
the next track. Each time
you press the button
consecutively, the
beginning of the next
tracks is located and
played back.
Ex.: When disc number 3 is selected.
Disc number Track number
\
\
Press 4
briefly
while playing a CD, to go
back to the beginning of
the current track. Each
time you press the button
consecutively, the
beginning of the previous
tracks is located and
played back.
• To select a disc number from 1 – 6:
Press 1 (7) – 6 (12) briefly.
• To select a disc number from 7 – 12:
Press and hold 1 (7) – 6 (12) for more than 1
second.
Track number
Elapsed playing time
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Selecting CD playback modes
To play back only intro (Intro scan)
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“INTRO” appears.
To play back tracks repeatedly (Repeat Play)
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“REPEAT” appears.
REPEAT
RANDOM
Canceled
INTRO
REPEAT
RANDOM
Canceled
INTRO
(Continuous play)
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, CD intro scan mode
changes as follows:
(Continuous play)
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, CD repeat play mode
changes as follows:
INTRO1 ON
INTRO2 ON
INTRO OFF
REPEAT1 ON
REPEAT2 ON
REPEAT OFF
Mode
REPEAT1 ON
REPEAT2 ON
REPEAT OFF
RPT
Plays repeatedly
Indicator
Lights
The current track (or
specified track).
Flashes All tracks of the current
disc (or specified disc).
Goes off Canceled.
Mode
Indicator
Plays the beginnings
(15 seconds)
INTRO1 ON Track number Of all tracks on all
flashes
inserted discs.
INTRO2 ON Disc number Of the first track on each
flashes
inserted disc.
INTRO OFF None
Canceled.
Track number
To play back tracks at random
(Random Play)
1 Press MODE repeatedly until
“RANDOM” appears.
EX.:When “INTRO1 ON” is selected.
Disc number
2 Press SEL.
Each time you press the
button, CD random play mode
changes as follows:
EX.:When “INTRO2 ON” is selected.
RANDOM1 ON
RANDOM2 ON
RANDOM OFF
Mode
RND
Plays at random
Indicator
RANDOM1 ON Lights
All tracks of the current
disc, then the tracks of the
next disc, and so on.
RANDOM2 ON Flashes All tracks of all discs
inserted in the magazine.
RANDOM OFF Goes off Canceled.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To clean the heads
Available characters
• You can the following characters to assign
names to station frequencies, CDs, and
external component. (See page 33.)
• You can display the information (album title,
performer name, song title, etc.) as ID3v1
tags when you playback an MP3 file with this
unit. (See pages 16 and 41.)
Capital letters
• Clean the heads after every 10 hours of use
using a wet-type head cleaning tape (available
at an audio store).
When the head becomes dirty, you may realize
the following symptoms:
– Sound quality is reduced.
– Sound level decreases.
– Sound drops out.
• Do not play dirty or dusty tapes.
• Do not touch the highly-polished head with any
metallic or magnetic tools.
Small letters
To keep the tape clean
Numbers and symbols
Always store the tapes in
their storage cases after
use.
• Do not store tapes in the
following places:
– Subject to direct sunlight
– With high humidity
– At extremely hot temperatures
CAUTIONS:
• Do not play the tapes with peeling labels;
otherwise, they can damage the unit.
• Tighten tapes to remove slack since loose tape
may become entangled with the mechanism.
• Do not leave a cassette in the cassette compartment
after use, as the tape may become slack.
The function below is also provided to ensure
the longer life of the cassette deck.
Handling cassettes
The cassette deck built in this unit requires very
little attention, but you will be able to extend the
life of the cassette deck if you follow the
instructions in the column to the right.
Ignition key-off release
When you turn off the ignition key with a
cassette in the compartment, the unit
automatically releases the tape from its head.
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Handling discs
When playing a CD-R or CD-RW
This unit has been designed to reproduce CDs,
CD-Rs (Recordable), CD-RWs (Rewritable), and
CD Texts.
• This unit is also compatible with MP3 discs.
How to handle discs
Center holder
When removing a disc
from its case, press down
the center holder of the case
and lift the disc out, holding it
by the edges.
• Always hold the disc by the
edges. Do not touch its recording surface.
When storing a disc into its case, gently insert
the disc around the center holder (with the
printed surface facing up).
• Make sure to store discs in their cases after use.
To keep discs clean
A dirty disc may not play
correctly. If a disc does
becomes dirty, wipe it with a
soft cloth in a straight line from
center to edge.
To play new discs
New discs may have some
rough spots around the inner
and outer edges.
If such a disc is used, this unit
may reject the disc.
To remove these rough spots, rub the edges with
a pencil or ball-point pen, etc.
Moisture condensation
Moisture may condense on the lens inside the
CD player in the following cases:
• After starting the heater in the car.
• If it becomes very humid inside the car.
Should this occur, the CD player may
malfunction. In this case, eject the disc and leave
the unit turned on for a few hours until the
moisture evaporates.
Warped
disc
Before playing back CD-Rs or CD-RWs, read their
instructions or cautions carefully.
• Use only “finalized” CD-Rs or CD-RWs.
• Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs may not play back on
this unit because of their disc characteristics,
and for the following reasons:
— Discs are dirty or scratched.
— Moisture condensation on the lens inside the
unit.
— THe pickup lens inside the unit is dirty.
• CD-RWs may reqire a longer readout time
since the reflectance of CD-RWs is lower than
that of regular CDs.
• CD-Rs or CD-RWs are susceptible to high
temperatures or high humidity, so do not leave
them inside your car.
• Do not use following CD-Rs or CD-RWs:
— Discs with stickers, labels, or protective seal
stuck to the surface.
— Discs on which labels can be directly printed
by an ink jet ptinter.
Using these discs under high temperatures or
high humidity may cause malfunctions or
damage to discs. For example,
— Stickers or labels may shrink and warp a
disc.
— Stickers or labels may peel off so discs
cannot be ejected.
— Print on discs may get sticky.
Read instructions or cautions about labels and
printable discs carefully.
CAUTIONS:
• Do not insert 8 cm discs (single CDs) into the
loading slot. (Such discs cannot be ejected.)
• Do not insert any disc of unusual shape — like a
heart or flower; otherwise, the unit will
malfunction.
• Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or any
heat source or place them in a place subject to
high temperature and humidity. Do not leave
them in a car.
• Do not use any solvent (for example,
conventional record cleaner, spray, thinner,
benzine, etc.) to clean discs.
Sticker
Sticker
residue
Disc
Stick-on
label
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TROUBLESHOOTING
What appears to be trouble is not always serious. Check the following points before calling a service
center.
Disc Playback
FM/AM
General
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
• Sound is sometimes
interrupted.
Connections are not good.
Check the cords and
connections.
• Sound cannot be heard
from the speakers.
The volume control is turned
to the minimum level.
Adjust it to the optimum
level.
Connections are incorrect.
Check the cords and
connections.
• This unit does not work at
all.
The built-in microcomputer
may function incorrectly due
to noise, etc.
Press the reset button on the
front panel (see page 2.)
• SSM automatic preset
does not work.
Signals are too weak.
Store stations manually.
• Static noise while listening
to the radio.
The antenna is not
connected firmly.
Connect the antenna firmly.
• Disc cannot be played
back.
Disc is inserted upside
down.
Insert the disc correctly.
• Disc sound is sometimes
interrupted.
You are driving on rough
roads.
Stop disc play while driving
on rough roads.
Disc is scratched.
Change the disc.
Connections are incorrect.
Check the cords and
connections.
No disc is in the loading slot
(or in the magazine.)
Insert disc.
Disc is inserted incorrectly.
Insert it correctly.
• Disc can neither be played
back nor ejected.
The CD player may be
functioning incorrectly.
Press and hold both the
/ ATT and CD 0 buttons
at the same time for several
seconds.
• “EJECT ERR” appears on
the display.
The disc was interrupted
ejection or insertion.
Press CD 0, or press both
the
/ ATT and CD 0
buttons together to clear
the message.
• CD-R/CD-RW cannot be
played back.
• Tracks cannot be skipped
on CD-R/CD-RW.
CD-R/CD-RW is not
finalized.
• Change to a finalized CDR/CD-RW.
• Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW
with the component which
you used for recording.
• “NO DISC” appears on the
display.
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• Disc cannot be played
back.
Causes
Remedies
No MP3 files are recorded
on the disc.
Change the disc.
MP3 files do not have the
extension code—mp3 in
their file names.
Add the extension code—
mp3 to their file names.
MP3 files are not recorded
in the format compliant with
ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2.
Change the disc.
(Record MP3 files using a
compliant application.)
• Files skip, or 00’00”
appears and playback
stops.
Files are encoded in Layer 1
or Layer 2 format.
Insert a disc that contains
files encoded in Layer 3
format.
• Noise is generated.
The file played back is not
an MP3 file (although it has
the extension code—mp3).
Skip to another file or
change the disc.
(Do not add the extension
code—mp3 to non-MP3
files.)
• A longer readout time is
required (“FILE CHECK”
keeps flashing on the
display).
Readout time varies due to
the complexity of the
directory/file configuration.
Do not use too many
hierarchies and directories.
Also, do not record any
other types of audio tracks
together with MP3 files.
• Files cannot be played
back as you have intended
them to play.
Playback order is
determined
when the files are recorded.
• Elapsed playing time is not
correct.
This sometimes occurs
during play. This is caused
by how the files are
recorded on the disc.
• “MP3” flashes on the
display.
There are no MP3 files in
the current directory.
• “NO FILES” appears on the There are no MP3 files in
display for a while, then the this disc.
disc ejects automatically.
• Correct characters are not
displayed. (Tag Display,
e.g. album name)
This unit can only display
alphabet (capital: A–Z,
small: a–z) and numbers.
MP3 Playback
Symptoms
———————
———————
Select another directory.
Insert a disc that contains
MP3 files.
———————
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CD Changer
Tape Playback
Symptoms
Causes
• A cassette tape cannot be
inserted.
You have tried to insert a
cassette in the wrong way.
Remedies
Insert the cassette with the
exposed tape facing right.
• Cassette tapes become hot. This is not a malfunction.
———————
• Tape sound is at very low
level and sound quality is
degraded.
The tape head is dirty.
Clean it with a head
cleaning tape.
• “NO MAGAZINE” appears
on the display.
No magazine is in the CD
changer.
Insert the magazine.
• “RESET 8” appears on the
display.
This unit is not connected
to a CD changer correctly.
Connect this unit and the
CD changer correctly and
press the reset button of the
CD changer.
• “RESET 1 − RESET 7”
appears on the display.
• The CD changer does not
work at all.
———————
The built-in microcomputer
may function incorrectly
due to noise, etc.
Press the reset button of
the CD changer.
Press the reset button on
the front panel (see page 2.)
About mistracking:
Mistracking may result from driving on extremely rough roads. This does not damage
the unit and the CD, but will be annoying. We recommend that you stop CD play while
driving on such rough roads.
Having TROUBLE with operation?
Please reset your unit
Refer to page of How to reset your unit
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SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO AMPLIFIER SECTION
CD PLAYER SECTION
Maximum Power Output:
Front: 45 W per channel
Rear: 45 W per channel
Continuous Power Output (RMS):
Front: 17 W per channel into 4 Ω,
40 Hz to 20 000 Hz at no more
than 0.8% total harmonic
distortion.
Rear: 17 W per channel into 4 Ω,
40 Hz to 20 000 Hz at no more
than 0.8% total harmonic
distortion.
Load Impedance: 4 Ω (4 to 8 Ω allowance)
Equalizer Control Range:
LOW: ±12 dB (50 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)
MID: ±12 dB (700 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz)
HIGH: ±12 dB (8 kHz, 12 kHz)
Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 20 000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 70 dB
Auxiliary input jack:
3.5 mm dia. stereo mini jack
Line-Out Level/Impedance:
2.0 V/20 kΩ load (full scale)
Output Impedance: 1 kΩ
Type: Compact disc player
Signal Detection System: Non-contact optical
pickup (semiconductor laser)
Number of channels: 2 channels (stereo)
Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 20 000 Hz
Dynamic Range: 96 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 98 dB
Wow and Flutter: Less than measurable limit
MP3 decoding format: MPEG1/2 Audio Layer 3
Max. Bit Rate: 320 Kbps
TUNER SECTION
Frequency Range:
FM: 87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz
AM: 531 kHz to 1 602 kHz
[FM Tuner]
Usable Sensitivity: 11.3 dBf (1.0 µV/75 Ω)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity:
16.3 dBf (1.8 µV/75 Ω)
Alternate Channel Selectivity (400 kHz):
65 dB
Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 15 000 Hz
Stereo Separation: 35 dB
Capture Ratio: 1.5 dB
CASSETTE DECK SECTION
Wow and Flutter: 0.1 % (WRMS)
Fast-Wind Time: 100 sec. (C-60)
Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 16 000 Hz
(Normal tape)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: (Normal tape)
Dolby B NR ON:
65 dB
Dolby B NR OFF:
56 dB
Stereo Separation:
40 dB
GENERAL
Power Requirement:
Operating Voltage: DC 14.4 V (11 V to 16 V
allowance)
Grounding System: Negative ground
Allowable Working Temperature:
0°C to +40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Installation Size:
178 mm x 100 mm x 150 mm
Front Panel Size:
170 mm x 96 mm x 20 mm
Mass: 2.2 kg (excluding accessories)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
[AM Tuner]
Sensitivity: 20 µV
Selectivity: 35 dB
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