Sony MHC-NX3AV User manual

Sony MHC-NX3AV User manual
3-867-107-14(1)
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
_______________ Serial No. _______________
MHC-NX3AV
©1999 by Sony Corporation
1
INFORMATION
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
This appliance is classified
as a CLASS 1 LASER
product. The CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on
the rear exterior.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE
U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN
CANADA
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE
BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT
BLADE EXPOSURE.
This stereo system is equipped with the Dolby Btype noise reduction system*.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
DOLBY, the double-D symbol a and PRO
LOGIC are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
The MHC-NX3AV consist of the following
components:
– A/V control amplifier STR-NX3
– CD player/Stereo cassette deck HTC-NX1
– Speaker system
2
• Front speaker
• Centre speaker
• Rear speaker
SS-NX1
SS-RC100
SS-RC100
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system ............ 4
Step 2: Setting up your speakers ......... 7
Step 3: Setting the time ......................... 9
Step 4: Presetting radio stations ........ 10
Saving the power in standby mode ... 11
Basic Operations
Playing a CD ......................................... 12
Recording a CD .................................... 13
Listening to the radio ........................... 14
Recording from the radio .................... 16
Playing a tape ........................................ 17
Recording from a tape ......................... 19
The CD Player
Using the CD display ........................... 20
Playing the CD tracks repeatedly ...... 21
Playing the CD tracks in random order
.......................................................... 21
Programming the CD tracks ............... 22
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound ............................ 27
Selecting the audio emphasis ............. 28
Changing the brightness of the display
.......................................................... 29
Selecting the surround effects ............ 29
Enjoying the Dolby Pro Logic Surround
sound ............................................... 30
Adjusting the graphic equalizer ......... 31
Making a personal audio emphasis file
.......................................................... 32
Other Features
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)* 33
Falling asleep to music ........................ 35
Waking up to music ............................. 36
Timer-recording radio programmes .. 37
Optional components
Connecting audio components .......... 38
Connecting a VCR ................................ 39
Connecting a DVD player ................... 40
Connecting external antennas ............ 41
The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape manually ........... 24
Recording a CD by specifying track
order ................................................ 25
Additional Information
Precautions ............................................ 42
Troubleshooting ................................... 43
Specifications ........................................ 46
Index ........................................ Back cover
* European model only.
3
Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system
Do the following procedure 1 to 7 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
If you set up the stereo system vertically
Be sure to place the A/V control amplifier on top of the CD player/stereo cassette deck.
FM antenna
AM loop antenna
Centre speaker
Rear speaker (Right)
3
Rear speaker (Left)
4
3
1
5
6
2
2
Front speaker (Right)
34
7
2
Front speaker (Left)
Note on installing
Be sure to place the A/V control amplifier on top as shown in the illustration. When the A/V control amplifer
is placed under the CD player/stereo cassette deck, noise may be produced when playing tapes.
4
1 Connect the flat cord to the SYSTEM
CONTROL connectors until it clicks.
To disconnect
4 Connect the centre speaker.
Connect the speaker cords to the
CENTER SPEAKER jacks.
Insert only the stripped portion.
R
+
L
+
Gray/
Solid (‘)
Black/
Stripe (’)
2 Connect the front speakers.
Connect the speaker cords to the FRONT
SPEAKER jacks as below.
Insert only the stripped portion.
R
+
Note
Keep the speaker cords away from the
antennas to prevent noise.
5 Connect the FM/AM antennas.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then
connect it.
Jack type A
L
+
Red/
Solid (‘)
–
AM loop aerial
–
Extend the FM lead
aerial horizontally.
AM
FM
CO 75 Ω
AXI
AL
Black/
Stripe (’)
Note
Keep the speaker cords away from the
antennas to prevent noise.
3 Connect the rear speakers.
Connect the speaker cords to the REAR
SPEAKER jacks.
Insert only the stripped portion.
R
+
Jack type B
L
AM loop aerial
+
FM
Gray/
Solid (‘)
Notes
Extend the FM lead
aerial horizontally.
AM
75Ω
–
Black/
Stripe (’)
• Keep the speaker cords away from the
antennas to prevent noise.
• Be sure to connect both left and right
rear surround speakers. Otherwise,
the sound will not be heard.
Note
Set up the AM loop antenna as far as possible from
the main unit.
continued
5
Step 1: Hooking up the system
(continued)
6 For models with a voltage selector,
set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to
position of your local power line
voltage.
SELECTOR
- 240V
0V
12
0V
230
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the
bottom of the speakers to stabilize the
speakers and prevent them from slipping.
Use the large speaker pads for the front
speakers, and the small speaker pads for the
center and rear speakers.
22
VOLTAGE
To attach the speaker pads
7 Connect the power cord to a wall
Inserting two size AA (R6)
batteries into the remote
outlet.
The demonstration appears in the
display. When you press 1/u, the system
turns on and the demonstration
automatically ends.
If the supplied adapter on the plug does
not fit your wall outlet, detach it from
the plug (only for models equipped with
an adapter).
To connect optional components
See page 38.
To deactivate the demonstration
When you set the time (Step 3: Setting the
time), the demonstration is deactivated.
To activate/deactivate the demonstration
again, press DISPLAY (U.S.A., Canadian and
European models) or DEMO (STANDBY)
(other models) while the system is off.
Tip
You can reinforce the bass sound by connecting an
optional super woofer to the super woofer
connector.
6
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Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for about
six months. When the remote no longer operates
the system, replace both batteries with new ones.
Note
If you do not use the remote for a long period of
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage.
When carrying this system
Do the following to protect the CD
mechanism.
1 Press CD (or FUNCTION on the remote
repeatedly) until “CD” appears in the
display.
2 Hold down ENTER and press 1/u so that
“LOCK” appears in the display.
2
Step 2: Setting up
your speakers
Connecting the supplied rear and centre
speakers enables you to fully enjoy Dolby Pro
Logic Surround sound. Dolby Pro Logic
Surround is a decoding system standardized
in TV programmes and movies. Dolby Pro
Logic Surround improves the sound image by
using four separate channels. These channels
manipulate the sound to be heard and
enhance the action as it happens on the
screen.
Place the centre speaker so it is
placed at about the same height as
the front speakers (A). Align the
centre speaker with the front
speakers or place it slightly back
from the position of the front
speakers (B).
A
Positioning the speakers
Before you connect them, determine the best
location for your speakers.
1
B
Place the front speakers at an angle
of 45 degrees from your listening
position.
Centre speaker
Centre speaker
Front
speaker
(L)
Front
speaker
(R)
3
Place the rear speakers facing each
other at about 60 to 90 cm above
your listening position.
45°
Rear speaker
Rear
speaker
(L)
Rear
speaker
(R)
60 to 90cm
continued
7
Step 2: Setting up your speakers
(contnued)
Adjusting the speaker
volume
Press PRO LOGIC.
“PRO LOGIC ON” appears.
2
Press T. TONE on the remote.
The test tone is heard from the speakers
in the following order. Adjust the
volume of the test tone.
LEFT (front) n CENTER n RIGHT (front)
n
To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound,
adjust the volume of each speaker.
1
PRO LOGIC
3
–
+
0
)
≠
REAR
From your listening position, press
CENTER LEVEL (+/–) and REAR
LEVEL (+/–) on the remote to
adjust the volume.
The volume levels from each speaker
must become the same.
–
+
+
4
g
Press T. TONE when you are done
adjusting.
The test tone turns off.
Tips
• If you turn VOLUME (or press VOLUME +/– on
the remote) all the speaker volumes change.
• If test tone turns-off automatically, press T. TONE
on the remote to continue.
·
Note
ª ·
ª ·
=
+
p
0
)
P
V
B
b
v
2,4
1
3
8
·
p
The test tone feature works only for Dolby Pro Logic
Surround sound.
Step 3: Setting the
time
1
Press CLOCK/TIMER.
The hour indication flashes.
You must set the time before using the timer
functions.
The clock is on a 24-hour system for the
European model, and a 12-hour system for
other models.
2
Press V or v to set the hour.
The clock is on a 24-hour system for the
European model and a 12-hour system
for other models.
The 24-hour system model is used for
illustration purposes.
3
Press ENTER.
The minute indication flashes.
·
ª ·
ª ·
3,5
=
+
p
0
)
P
V
B
1
Press V or v to set the minute.
5
Press ENTER.
The clock starts working.
2,4
b
v
·
4
p
Tips
• If you’ve made a mistake, start over from step 1.
• Setting the time deactivates the demo mode.
If you want to display the demo mode, press
DISPLAY (U.S.A., Canadian and European
models) or DEMO (STANDBY) (other models)
when the power is off.
To change the time
The previous explanation shows you how to
set the time while the power is off. To change
the time while the power is on, do the
following:
1
2
3
4
Press CLOCK/TIMER.
Press V or v to select the SET CLOCK.
Press ENTER.
Perform steps 2 through 5 above.
Note
The clock settings are cancelled when you
disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
9
Step 4: Presetting
radio stations
1
The bands you can receive vary
depending on the model you purchased.
Be sure to check which bands you can
receive.
Every time you press this button, the
band changes as follows:
2 band model:
FM ˜ AM
3 band model:
FM n MW n SW
You can preset the following number of
stations:
n
– 2 band model: 20 for FM, 10 for AM.
– 3 band model: 20 for FM, 10 for MW, and
10 for SW, or 20 for FM, 10 for AM and 5
for UKV, depending on the model you
purchased.
1/u
(Power)
1 3
or
FM n AM n UKV*
n
Jog dial
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
* “STEREO PLUS” is displayed when
you select UKV.
2
–
+
0
)
≠
+
–
Press and hold + or – until the
frequency indication starts to
change, then release.
Scanning stops when the system tunes in
a station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for
a stereo program) appear.
+
g
TUNED
STEREO
MHz
24
3
Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number flashes in the display.
The stations are stored from preset
number 1.
Preset number
TUNED
STEREO
4
Press ENTER.
The station is stored.
5
10
Repeat steps 1 to 4 to store other
stations.
To tune in a station with a weak
signal
Press + or – repeatedly in step 2 to tune in the
station manually.
To set another station to the exist
preset number
Start over from step 1. After step 3, turn the
jog dial to select the preset number you want
to store the other station.
You can add a new preset number after the
last preset number.
Saving the power in
standby mode
(U.S.A., Canadian and European
models only)
You can lower the power consumption to a
minimum (Power Saving Mode) and save
energy in the standby mode.
1/u
(Power)
DISPLAY
To erase a preset station
1 Keep pressing TUNER MEMORY until a
preset number flashes in the display.
TUNED
STEREO
2 Turn the jog dial to select the preset
number you want to erase.
Select “ALL ERASE” when you want to
erase all the preset stations.
3 Press ENTER.
“COMPLETE!!” appears.
When you erase a preset number, the preset
number decreases by one and all preset
numbers following the erased one are
renumbered.
The preset stations are retained for half a day even if
you unplug the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
+
–
+
g
POWER SAVE/DEMO
(STANDBY)
/ Press POWER SAVE/DEMO
(STANDBY) when the power is off.
The system switches to the Power Saving
Mode and the clock display disappears.
The system is powering on/off by
pressing 1/u.
(Except for European and Middle
Eastern models)
Tip
+
)
≠
To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is factory set to 9 kHz
(10 kHz in some areas). To change the AM tuning
interval, tune in any AM station first, then turn off
the power. While holding down the TUNER
MEMORY, press 1/u to turn the power back on.
When you change the interval, AM preset stations
will be erased. To reset the interval, repeat the same
procedure.
–
0
Tips
• Each time you press POWER SAVE/DEMO
(STANDBY) in the Power Saving Mode, the
display switches between the Power Saving Mode
and the demo mode.
• 1/u indicator and timer indicator (when the timer
is set) light up even in the Power Saving Mode.
• The timer works in the Power Saving Mode.
Notes
• You cannot set the time in the Power Saving
Mode.
• One Touch Play function does not work in the
Power Saving Mode.
To cancel the Power Saving Mode
Press DISPLAY.
The clock display appears.
11
Basic Operations
Playing a CD
— Normal play
CD·
ª ·
You can play up to five CDs in a row.
=/+
PLAY MODE
1/u
(Power)
ª ·
VOLUME
jog dial
·
=
+
p
0
)
P
p
P
V
0/)
B
b
v
·
–
+
0
)
≠
–
+
p
+
g
§
1
2
·
∏
π
1
3
4
5
ª
·
π
ª
·
§
Press one of the CD 1~5 § buttons
and place a CD on the disc tray.
If a disc is not placed properly it will not
be recognized.
π
§
With the label
side up. When
you play a CD
single, place it
on the inner
circle of the tray.
§
1
2
·
∏
π
3
4
5
ª
·
π
ª
·
π
§
·
∏
π
21
§
Press the same button to close the disc
tray. To insert other CDs, press § of
other numbers to open the disc tray.
2
Press one of the DISC 1~5 buttons.
The disc tray closes and play starts.
If you press · (or CD · on the
remote), play starts from the CD loaded
on the tray whose button is lit green.
Disc tray number Playing time
1
Track number
12
To
Do this
Stop play
Press π (p on the remote).
Recording a CD
Pause
Press ∏ (P on the remote).
Press again to resume play.
— CD Synchro Recording
Select a track
During play or pause, turn the
jog dial clockwise (to go
forward) or counterclockwise
(to go back) and release it when
you reach the desired track. (Or
press + (to go forward) or
= (to go back) on the
remote.)
The CD SYNC button lets you record from a
CD to a tape easily. You can use TYPE I
(normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes. The
recording level is adjusted automatically.
Find a point in
a track
Press and hold down ) or
0 (or )/0 on the
remote) during play and release
it at the desired point.
Select a CD
in stop mode
Press a DISC 1~5 button (or D.
SKIP on the remote).
Play only the
CD you have
selected
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “1 DISC” appears.
Play all CDs
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “ALL DISCS” appears.
§
1
2
·
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote).
π
3
5
ª
·
π
ª
·
π
§
§
4
1
DOLBY NR
3 5 π 1
Press § and insert a recordable tape
into deck B.
Basic Operations
Adjust the
volume
Press one of the CD 1~5 §
buttons to open the tray that
contains the CD that you want
to change. When you change
the CD, press the same button
to close the tray. While the tray
is open, the DISC 1~5 button
indicator for that tray flashes
orange.
∏
4
Remove the CD Press one of the CD 1~5 §
buttons.
Change other
CDs while
playing a CD
2
ª
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
§
Tips
• Pressing · when the power is off automatically
turns the power on and starts CD playback if there
is a CD in the tray (One Touch Play). When the
system is in the Power Saving Mode, the One
Touch Play function does not work.
• You can switch from another source to the CD
player and start playing a CD just by pressing ·
or the DISC 1~5 buttons (Automatic Source
Selection).
• If there is no CD in the player, “CD NO DISC”
appears in the display.
• When a disc tray holding a CD is selected (or
playing), the DISC 1~5 button for that tray lights
green.
continued
Note
Do not use force to close the disc tray, as this may
cause CD player trouble. Always close the tray by
pressing the appropriate CD 1~5 §.
13
Recording a CD (continued)
2
Listening to the radio
Press one of the CD 1~5 § buttons
and place a CD.
Then press again to close the disc tray.
With the label
side up. When
you play a CD
single, place it
on the inner
circle of the tray.
§
1
2
·
∏
π
3
4
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory
first (see “Step 4: Presetting radio stations”).
1/u
(Power)
ª
·
π
ª
·
5
1
STEREO/MONO
π
§
Press CD SYNC.
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback. ·
(for front side) lights up.
4
2
5
§
3
–– Preset Tuning
–
+
0
)
≠
–
+
+
g
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
–/+
VOLUME
Press REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
1
To stop recording
Press π on deck B or on the CD player.
ª ·
=/+
Tips
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
ª so that ª (for reverse side) lights up.
• When you record on both sides, be sure to start
from the front side. If you start from the reverse
side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR” appears after pressing CD
SYNC.
Notes
• You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
• Dolby NR is off and DIRECTION (A or RELAY)
is ß when the mains AC power supply is
switched off.
14
·
ª ·
=
+
p
0
)
P
V
B
b
v
·
p
VOLUME +/–
1
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
n
The bands you can receive vary
depending on the model you purchased.
Be sure to check which bands you can
receive.
Every time you press the button, the
band changes as follows:
2 band model:
FM ˜ AM
3 band model:
FM n MW n SW
n
or
FM n AM n UKV*
* “STEREO PLUS” is displayed when
you select UKV.
Turn the jog dial (or press = or
+ on the remote) to tune in the
desired preset station.
Turn counterclockwise
(or press =
on the remote)
for lower preset
numbers.
≠
Preset number
+
Turn clockwise
(or press +
on the remote)
for higher
preset numbers.
Do this
Turn off the radio
Press 1/u (power).
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME (or
press VOLUME +/– on
the remote).
To listen to non-preset radio
stations
Use manual or automatic tuning. For manual
tuning, press – or + repeatedly. For automatic
tuning, press and hold – or +.
Tips
• Pressing TUNER BAND when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and tunes to the
last received station (One Touch Play). When the
system is in the Power Saving Mode, the One
Touch Play function does not work.
• You can switch from another source to the radio
just by pressing TUNER BAND (Automatic Source
Selection).
• When an FM programme is noisy, press STEREO/
MONO so that “MONO” appears in the display.
There will be no stereo effect, but the reception
will improve. Press the button again to restore the
stereo effect.
• To improve broadcast reception, reorient the
supplied antennas.
Basic Operations
2
To
Frequency
TUNED
STEREO
MHz
When only one station is preset, “ONE
PRESET” appears in the display.
15
Recording from the
radio
3
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
You can record the radio programme on a
tape by calling up a preset station. You can
use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes.
The recording level is automatically adjusted.
1/u
(Power)
1
2
–/+
Press § and insert a recordable tape
into deck B.
§
4
Press REC PAUSE/START.
Deck B stands by for recording.
–
+
0
)
≠
–
+
+
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
6
Press REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
g
§
To stop recording
1
2
·
∏
π
3
Press π on deck B.
4
5
Tips
ª
·
π
ª
·
π
§
§
ª
5 DOLBY NR π 3
4,6
1
Press TUNER BAND to select the
band you want.
2
Turn the jog dial to tune in a preset
station.
Turn counterclockwise for
lower preset
numbers.
≠
Preset number
+
Turn clockwise
for higher
preset numbers.
Frequency
TUNED
STEREO
MHz
16
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
ª so that ª (for reverse side) lights up.
• When you record on both sides, be sure to start
from the front side. If you start from the reverse
side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• To record non-preset stations, use – and + to tune
in the desired station manually.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR” lights up after pressing REC
PAUSE/START in step 6.
• If noise is heard while recording from the radio,
move the respective antenna to reduce the noise.
Note
Dolby NR is off and DIRECTION (A or RELAY) is
ß when the mains AC power supply is switched
off.
Playing a tape
·
You can use any type of tape, TYPE I
(normal), TYPE II (CrO2) or TYPE IV (metal),
since the deck automatically detects the tape DECK Aª·
DECK Bª·
type. You can also use the jog dial’s AMS*
functions to quickly search for songs you
want to hear. To select either deck A or B,
press DECK A ª· or DECK B ª· (on
0/)
the remote).
ª ·
ª ·
=
+
p
0
)
P
V
B
b
v
* AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
·
1/u
(Power)
p
p
VOLUME
VOLUME +/–
+
)
≠
–
+
1
+
Press § and insert a recorded tape
into deck A or B.
g
With the side
you want to
play facing
forward
§
1
2
·
∏
π
3
Basic Operations
–
0
4
5
§
ª
·
π
ª
·
π
2
§
1
To play both decks in succession, select
RELAY (relay play).***
§
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π
3
DOLBY NR
π
1
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to play one side. Select
ß** to play both sides.
3
Press ·.
Press ª to play the reverse side. The
tape starts playing.
** The deck stops automatically after repeating the
sequence five times.
***Relay play always follows the following
sequence:
Deck A (front side), Deck A (reverse side), Deck B
(front side), Deck B (reverse side).
continued
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Playing a tape (continued)
To
Do this
Stop play
Press π (or p on the
remote).
Fast-forward
Press ) on the remote
while playing the front side
or 0 while playing the
reverse side.
Rewind
Press 0 on the remote
while playing the front side
or ) while playing the
reverse side.
Remove the cassette Press § .
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOLUME +/– on the
remote).
Tips
• Pressing · or ª when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and starts tape
playback if there is a tape in the deck (One Touch
Play). When the system is in the Power Saving
Mode, the One Touch Play function does not
work.
• You can switch from another source to the tape
deck just by pressing · or ª (Automatic Source
Selection).
• If the tape you want to play is recorded with
DOLBY NR, you can reduce the noise by pressing
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR” lights up.
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Searching for the beginning of a
track (AMS*)
During playback, turn the jog dial the same
direction as the ª or · indicator to go
forward. Turn the opposite direction to go
back. (Or press = or + on the remote.)
The search direction, + (forward) or – (back),
and number of songs being skipped (1~9)
appear in the display.
Example: searching forward 2 songs
DOLBY NR
* AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
Notes
• The AMS function may not operate correctly
under the following circumstances:
– When the unrecorded space between songs is
less than 4 seconds long.
– If completely different information is recorded
on the left and right channels.
– When there are continuous sections of
extremely low level or low frequency sound
(like those of a baritone sax).
– When the unit is placed near a television. (In
this case, we recommend moving the unit
farther away from the television or turning off
the television.)
• Dolby NR is off and DIRECTION (A or RELAY)
is ß when the mains AC power supply is
switched off.
1
Recording from a
tape
Press § and insert a recorded tape
in deck A and a recordable tape in
deck B.
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing forward
— High-speed Dubbing
You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II
(CrO2) tapes. The recording level is
automatically adjusted.
1/u
(Power)
§
2
Press HI DUB.
Deck B stands by for recording.
–
+
0
)
≠
–
+
+
3
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
4
Press REC PAUSE/START.
§
1
2
·
∏
π
To stop dubbing
Press π on deck A or B.
3
4
5
Tips
ª
·
π
ª
§
1
·
π
§
3
π
2 4 π 1
DOLBY NR
• When you dub on both sides, start recording from
the front side. If you record from the reverse side,
recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• If you set DIRECTION to ß when the tapes you
use have different lengths, the tape in each deck
reverses independently. If you select RELAY, the
tapes on both decks reverse together.
• You don’t have to set DOLBY NR, since the tape in
deck B is automatically recorded in the same state
as the tape in deck A.
• Dolby NR is off and DIRECTION (A or RELAY)
is ß when the mains AC power supply is
switched off.
Basic Operations
Dubbing starts.
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The CD Player
Using the CD display
You can check the remaining time of the
current track or that of the CD.
When a CD TEXT disc is loaded, you can
check the information stored on the disc, such
as the disc titles or artist names. When the
unit detects CD TEXT discs, the “CD TEXT”
indication appears in the display.
1/u
(Power)
/ Press DISPLAY.
Each time you press the button during
normal playback or in the stop mode, the
display changes as follows:
During normal playback
n Playing time on the current track
µ
Remaining time on the current track
µ
Remaining time on current CD (1 DISC
mode) or “--.--” display (ALL DISCS
mode)
µ
Title name of the current track*
µ
Clock display (for eight seconds)
µ
Effect (P FILE) name or “EFFECT ON
(OFF)”
DISPLAY
–
+
0
)
In the stop mode
≠
+
–
+
n Title name of the CD*
µ
Artist information*
µ
Total number of tracks and total playing
time**
µ
Clock display (for eight seconds)
µ
Effect (P FILE) name or “EFFECT ON
(OFF)”
g
* With CD TEXT discs only (certain characters
cannot be displayed). When the disc contains
more than 20 tracks, CD TEXT is not displayed
from track 21 on.
**When programme mode is selected, the track
number of the last track in the programme and the
total number tracks in the programme (number of
steps) are displayed.
Tip
Pressing and holding DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
more switches the spectrum analyzer ON/OFF.
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Playing the CD tracks
repeatedly
Playing the CD tracks
in random order
–– Repeat Play
–– Shuffle Play
This function lets you repeat a single CD or
all CDs in normal play, shuffle play and
programme play.
You can play all the tracks on one CD or all
CDs in random order.
1/u
(power)
1/u
(power)
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REPEAT PLAY MODE
–
+
0
)
–
+
0
)
≠
≠
+
–
–
+
+
+
g
g
§
1
2
·
∏
π
3
4
5
/ Press REPEAT during playback
until “REPEAT” appears in the
display.
ª
·
π
ª
·
π
Repeat Play starts. Do the following
procedure to change the repeat mode.
To repeat
Press
§
All the tracks on PLAY MODE repeatedly
the current CD up until “1 DISC” appears in the
to five times
display.
All the tracks on PLAY MODE repeatedly
all CDs up to five until “ALL DISCS” appears
times
in the display.
Only one track
REPEAT repeatedly until
“REPEAT 1” appears in the
display while playing the
track you want to repeat.
3
Note
DISC 1~5
1
Press CD, then place a CD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“1 DISC SHUFFLE” or “ALL DISCS
SHUFFLE” appears in the display.
“ALL DISCS” shuffles all the CDs in the
player. “1 DISC” shuffles the CD whose
DISC indicator is green.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT so that “REPEAT” or
“REPEAT 1” disappears from the display.
§
3
Press ·.
All the tracks play in random order.
ALL DISCS repeat cannot be used during shuffle
play.
continued
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Playing the CD tracks in random
order (continued)
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” or “PROGRAM” disappears
from the display.
To select a desired CD
Press DISC 1~5.
Tips
• You can start Shuffle Play during normal play by
pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
“SHUFFLE”.
• To skip a track, turn the jog dial clockwise (or
press + on the remote).
Programming the CD
tracks
–– Programme Play
You can make a programme of up to 32 tracks
from all the CDs in the order you want them
to be played.
1/u
(power)
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4
–
+
0
)
≠
–
+
+
g
§
1
2
·
∏
π
3
4
5
ª
·
π
ª
§
5
22
·
π
§
7
π
3
1
Press CD, then place a CD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
3
Press one of the DISC 1~5 buttons to
select a CD.
To programme all the tracks on a CD at
once, proceed to step 5.
4
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
Disc number
3
PROGRAM
Track number
5
To cancel Programme Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
To
Press
Check the
programme
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly. After the last
track, “CHECK END” appears.
Clear a track
from the end
CLEAR on the remote in
stop mode.
Clear a specific CHECK on the remote
track
repeatedly until the number of
the track to be erased lights up,
then press CLEAR.
Add a track to 1 Select the disc tray with a
the programme DISC 1~5 button.
2 Select the track by turning
the jog dial.
3 Press ENTER.
Clear the entire π once in stop mode or twice
programme
while playing.
Press ENTER.
Tips
The track is programmed. The last
programmed track number and the total
programmed track number appear,
followed by the total playing time.
• The programme you made remains in the CD
player even after it has been played back. Press
· to play the same programme again.
• If “--.--” appears instead of the total playing time
during programming, this means:
– you have programmed a track number
which exceeds 20
– the total playing time has exceeded 100 minutes.
Total playing time
PROGRAM
The last programmed track
6
To programme additional tracks,
repeat steps 3 to 5.
Skip step 3 to select tracks from the
same disc.
7
Press ·.
All the tracks play in the order you
selected.
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The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape
manually
You can record from CD, tape, or radio as
you like. For example, you can record just the
songs you want or record from the middle of
the tape. The recording level is adjusted
automatically.
1/u
(power)
4
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
5
Press REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
6
2
Start playing the source to be
recorded.
To
Press
Stop recording
π on the deck B
Pause recording REC PAUSE/START
–
+
0
)
≠
Tips
–
+
+
g
§
1
2
·
∏
π
3
4
5
ª
·
π
ª
·
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
ª so that ª (for reverse side) lights up.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR” lights up after pressing
REC PAUSE/START in step 3.
• When recording from a CD, you can use the jog
dial to select tracks during recording pause mode
(after pressing REC PAUSE/START in step 3 and
before pressing again in step 5).
Note
π
Dolby NR is off and DIRECTION (A or RELAY) is
ß when the mains AC power supply is switched
off.
§
§
4
ª
π
3,5
DOLBY NR
1
1
Insert a recordable tape into deck B.
2
Press one of the function buttons
you want to record (e.g., CD).
3
Press REC PAUSE/START.
Deck B stands by for recording. · (for
front side) lights up.
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Recording a CD by
specifying track order
— Programme Edit
You can record tracks from all the CDs in the
order you want. When programming, make
sure the playing times for each side do not
exceed the length of one side of the tape.
EDIT
1/u
(power)
5
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6
1
Place a CD and insert a recordable
tape into deck B.
2
Press CD.
3
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
4
Press one of the DISC 1~5 buttons to
select a CD.
5
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
Disc number
3
–
+
0
)
PROGRAM
≠
–
+
+
Track number
g
§
6
2
·
∏
π
3
4
5
ª
·
π
ª
·
Press ENTER.
The track is programmed. The last
programmed track number and the total
programmed track number appear,
followed by the total playing time.
1
Total playing time
π
PROGRAM
The last programmed track
§
§
π
8 11
10 4 1
DOLBY NR
12
7
To programme additional tracks to
be recorded on side A, repeat steps
4 to 6.
Skip step 4 to select tracks from the same
disc.
continued
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Recording a CD by specifying track
order (continued)
Selecting tape length
automatically
8
Press ∏ (P on the remote) to insert
a pause at the end of side A.
— Tape Select Edit
“P” appears in the display and the total
playing time resets to “0.00” in the
display.
You can check the most suitable tape length
for recording a CD. Note that you cannot use
Tape Select Edit for discs containing more
than 20 tracks.
9
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for tracks from
the same disc or steps 4 to 6 for
tracks from another disc to
programme the remaining tracks to
be recorded on side B.
10 Press CD SYNC.
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback. ·
(for front side) lights up.
11 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select ß (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
12 Press REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press π on the deck B or on the CD player.
To check the order
Press CHECK on the remote repeatedly. After
the last track, “CHECK END” appears.
To cancel Programme Edit
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
Tip
When you want to reduce the hiss noise in low-level
high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR so that
“DOLBY NR” appears after pressing CD SYNC.
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1
Insert a CD.
2
Press CD.
3
Press EDIT (EDIT/PTY on
European model) once so that
“EDIT” flashes.
The required tape length for the
currently selected CD appears, followed
by the total playing time for side A and
side B respectively.
Notes
• You cannot use this function after programming.
In order to use this function, you must first cancel
the programme by pressing PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE”
disappears from the display.
• This function does not work when the total
playing time of the CD is shorter than 1 minute.
• Dolby NR is off and DIRECTION (A or RELAY)
is ß when the mains AC power supply is
switched off.
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass, create a more
powerful sound, and listen with headphones.
For a powerful sound (GROOVE)
Press GROOVE. The volume switches to
power mode, DBFB is automatically set to full
strength, the equalizer curve changes, and
GROOVE button lights up. Press GROOVE
again to return to the previous volume.
Notes
1/u
(power)
• With some songs, the music will sound distorted
when you use the DBFB system with the sound
effect if the bass is too strong. Set the DBFB to
“DBFB” or “OFF”, or cancel the sound effect (page
28).
DBFB
• Cancelling GROOVE sets DBFB to “
” and
flattens the equalizer curve. To cancel the DBFB
level, press DBFB until the indication disappears.
DBFB
To listen through the headphones
–
+
0
)
≠
+
–
+
Connect the headphones to PHONES jack. No
sound will come from the speakers.
Note
g
PHONES
GROOVE
If you have connected a super woofer, please note
that sound comes from the super woofer even when
the headphones are connected. Turn off the power
of the super woofer when using headphones.
To reinforce bass (DBFB)
Press DBFB*.
Every time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
n DBFB NORMAL ( DBFB )
µ
DBFB HIGH ( DBFB )
µ
DBFB OFF (off)
* DBFB = Dynamic Bass Feedback
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Selecting the audio
emphasis
The audio emphasis menu lets you select the
sound characteristic according to the sound
you are listening to.
Selecting the effect from
the music menu
1/u
(power)
1
–
+
0
)
≠
+
–
+
g
To cancel the effect
Press EFFECT on the remote repeatedly so
that “EFFECT OFF” appears in the display.
Music menu options
“ SUR ” appears if you select an effect with
surround effects.
Effect
For
ROCK
POP
SOUL
HOUSE
R&B
Standard music sources
ACTION
ROMANCE
SF
DRAMA
SPORTS
Soundtracks and special
listening situations
SHOOTING
RACING
RPG
BATTLE
ADVENTURE
Video games
P FILE 1~5
Personal file*
* The personal file function lets you store your own
effects (see “Making a personal audio emphasis
file” on page 32).
Tip
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1
Press FILE SELECT.
The last effect chosen appears in the
display.
2
Use the jog dial to select the preset
you desire.
The preset name appears in the display.
See the chart “Music menu options”.
3
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Press ENTER.
When using the remote, pressing V/v displays the
last effect chosen and you can select a new effect in
the music menu.
Changing the
brightness of the
display
You can enjoy changing the brightness of the
display while listening to the music.
Selecting the
surround effects
You can enjoy surround effect.
0
)
P
V
B
b
v
·
·
ª ·
DSP
DIMMER
ª ·
=
+
p
0
)
P
p
V
B
b
v
·
p
/ Press DIMMER on the remote.
Every time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
DIMMER ON
/ Press DSP repeatedly to select the
surround effect you desire.
˜
SURROUND ON: Reproduces stereo
sources in surround sound.
HALL: Reproduces the acoustics of a
concert hall.
THEATER: Reproduces the acoustics of a
movie theater.
ENHANCED THEATER: Reproduces
the acoustics of a large movie theater.
DSP OFF: Turns off the DSP mode.
DIMMER OFF
Tip
If you want to memorize the effect, store it into a
personal file (see “Making a personal audio
emphasis file” on page 32).
Note
When you choose other sound effects, the surround
effects will be canceled.
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Enjoying the Dolby
Pro Logic Surround
sound
You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround
sound of videos that are Dolby Surround
encoded (q). Complete the setup
and adjustments first (see page 7).
1/u
(power)
–
+
0
)
≠
+
–
+
g
PRO LOGIC
/ Press PRO LOGIC while playing a
program source.
The indicator on the front panel’s PRO
LOGIC button lights up.
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To cancel the Dolby Pro Logic
Surround sound
Press PRO LOGIC again to turn off the
indicator on the front panel’s PRO LOGIC
button.
Notes
• You can’t use both Dolby Pro Logic Surround
sound and the DSP surround effects at the same
time.
• When recording the sound, be sure to turn off
Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound.
Adjusting the graphic
equalizer
Note
If you choose another menu of audio emphasis
(other than “EFFECT OFF”), the adjusted sound
effect is lost. To retain the adjusted sound effect for
future use, store it in a personal file. (See “Making a
personal audio emphasis file” on page 32.)
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the levels of specific frequency
ranges.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
·
ª ·
ª ·
=
+
p
0
)
P
4
V
3
b
B
v
3
2
·
p
1
Select the audio emphasis you want
for your basic sound (see “Selecting
the audio emphasis” on page 28).
2
Press GEQ.
3
Press B or b to select frequency,
press V or v for the desired
frequency band to adjust level.
1
ALL DISCS
4
Press ENTER.
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Making a personal
audio emphasis file
2
Press P FILE.
The personal file number flashes in the
display.
— Personal file
You can create a personal file of audio
patterns (surround effect and graphic
equalizer) and store them in the memory of
the unit. Later call up an audio pattern to
play a favorite tape, CD, or radio programme.
Create up to five audio files.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
·
ª ·
ª ·
4
=
+
p
0
)
P
V
B
3
2
1
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b
v
·
p
Obtain the sound effect you want by
using the graphic equalizer and
surround effect. (See “Adjusting the
graphic equalizer” on page 31,
“Selecting the surround effects” on
page 29 and “Selecting the audio
emphasis” on page 28)
3
Press B or b to select the file number
(P FILE) where you want to store
the sound effect.
4
Press ENTER.
The adjusted sound effects are stored
under the selected file number. The
settings previously stored at this
memory location are erased and
replaced by the new settings.
Other Features
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(For European model only)
What is the Radio Data System?
Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
programme signal. This tuner offers
convenient RDS features like station name
display and location of stations by
programme type. RDS is available only on
FM stations.*
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you are
tuned to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly
or if the signal strength is weak.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS system, check with your
local radio stations for details on RDS services in
your area.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
/ Simply select a station from the FM
band.
When you tune in a station that
provides RDS services, the station
name appears in the display.
To check the RDS information
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes as follows:
n Station name**
µ
Frequency
µ
Programme type**
µ
Clock display
µ
Effect (P FILE) name or “EFFECT ON
(OFF)”
**If the RDS broadcast is not received, the station
name and programme type may not appear in the
display.
Tip
Pressing and holding DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
more switches the spectrum analyzer ON/OFF.
Locating a station by
programme type (PTY)
You can locate a station you want by selecting
a programme type. The unit tunes in the type
of programmes currently being broadcast
from the RDS stations stored in the tuner’s
preset memory.
1/u
power
DISPLAY
2,4 1
–
+
0
)
≠
+
3,5
–
+
g
§
continued
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Using the Radio Data System (RDS)
(continued)
1
Press EDIT/PTY while listening to
the radio.
2
Turn jog dial to select the
programme type you want. See the
“List of programme types” section
below.
3
Press ENTER.
The unit starts searching the preset RDS
stations (“SEARCH” and the selected
programme type are shown alternately
in the display).
When the tuner receives a programme,
the preset station number flashes.
4
5
Turn jog dial to display the preset
station number you desire.
Press ENTER while the preset
station number is flashing.
To cancel PTY search
SCIENCE
Programmes about the natural sciences.
VARIED
Programmes containing celebrity
interviews, panel games, and comedy.
POP
Popular music programmes.
ROCK
Rock music programmes.
EASY MUSIC
Easy listening (middle of the road
music).
L. CLASSICAL
Classical music, such as instrumental,
vocal, and choral works.
S. CLASSICAL
Performances of major orchestras,
chamber music, opera, etc.
OTHER MUSIC
Music, such as rhythm and blues and
reggae.
Press EDIT/PTY again.
WEATHER
Weather information.
List of programme types (PTY)
FINANCE
Stock market reports and trading, etc.
NEWS
News programmes.
AFFAIRS
Topical programmes that expand on
current news.
INFORMATION
Programmes about consumer affairs,
medical advice.
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CULTURE
Programmes about national or regional
culture, language, and social concerns.
CHILDREN
Programmes for young.
SOCIAL
Programmes about people and the
things that affect them.
RELIGION
Programmes of religious contents.
SPORT
Sports programmes.
PHONE IN
Programmes where members of the
public express their views by phone or in
a public forum.
EDUCATION
Educational programmes, such as “howto” programmes and advice.
TRAVEL
Programmes about travel. Not for
announcements that are located TP/TA.
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials.
LEISURE
Programmes on recreational activities
such as gardening, fishing, cooking, etc.
JAZZ
Jazz programmes.
COUNTRY
Country music programmes.
NATION
Programmes featuring the popular
music of the country or region.
OLDIES
Programmes featuring oldies music.
Falling asleep to
music
— Sleep Timer
You can let the system turn off at the preset
time, so you can sleep to the music. You can
preset the time to be turned off by 10 minutes.
FOLK
Folk Music Programmes.
DOCUMENTARY
Investigative features.
ALARM TEST
Test signal for emergency broadcasts.
SLEEP
·
ª ·
ALARM-ALARM
Emergency broadcasts.
NONE
Any programmeming not defined above.
Notes
”NO PTY” appears when the programme type you
selected is not currently being broadcast.
/ Press SLEEP on the remote.
Every time you press the button, the
minute display (the turn-off time)
changes as follows:
AUTO n 90min n 80min n 70min
n … n 10min n OFF n AUTO …
When you choose “AUTO”
The power turns off when the current CD or
tape finishes playback (for up to 100
minutes).
To check the remaining time
Press SLEEP on the remote once.
To change the time to turn off
Select the time you want by pressing SLEEP
on the remote.
To cancel the Sleep Timer function
Press SLEEP on the remote repeatedly until
“SLEEP OFF” appears.
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Waking up to music
4
— Daily Timer
Press V or v to select DAILY 1 or 2,
then press ENTER.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
You can wake up to music at a preset time
every day. Make sure you have set the clock
(see “Step 3: Setting the time”).
1
5
Set the time to start playback.
Press V or v to set the hour, then press
ENTER.
The minute indication starts flashing.
9
·
ª ·
ª ·
1
4,5,8
=
+
p
0
)
P
V
B
4,5,7
b
v
·
Press V or v to set the minute, then press
ENTER.
The hour indication flashes again.
p
3
2
6
Set the time to stop playback
following the above procedure.
7
Press V or v until the music source
you want appears.
The indications change as follows:
TIMER SELECT
n TUNER ˜ CD PLAY N
n TAPE PLAY N
8
1
9
Turn off the power.
To check the setting
Press TIMER SELECT and press V or v to
select the respective mode (DAILY 1 or
DAILY 2), then press ENTER. To change the
setting, start over from step 1.
2
Adjust the volume.
To cancel the timer operation
3
Press CLOCK/TIMER.
Press TIMER SELECT and press V or v to
select “TIMER OFF”, then press ENTER.
“SET (DAILY 1)” appears.
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The type of timer (DAILY 1 or DAILY 2),
appears followed by the start time, stop
time and the music source, then the
original display appears.
Prepare the music source you want
to play.
• CD: Insert a CD. To start from a
specific track, make a programme (see
“Programming the CD tracks”).
• Tape: Insert a tape with the side you
want to play facing forward.
• Radio: Tune in the preset station you
want (see “Step 4: Presetting radio
stations”).
Press ENTER.
Tip
The power turns on 15 seconds before the preset
time.
Timer-recording radio
programmes
4
Set the time to start recording.
Press V or v to set the hour, then press
ENTER.
The minute indication starts flashing.
To timer-record, you must preset the radio
station (see “Step 4: Presetting radio
stations”) and set the clock (see “Step 3:
Setting the time”) beforehand.
REC
Press V or v to set the minute, then press
ENTER.
The hour indication flashes again.
7
·
5
ª ·
The start time appears, followed by the
stop time, the recording source and the
radio station, then the original display
appears.
ª ·
3,4
=
+
p
0
)
P
V
B
3,4 6
b
v
·
Set the time to stop recording
following the above procedure.
Insert a recordable tape into deck B.
p
7
Turn off the power.
When the recording starts, the volume
level is set to the minimum.
2
To check the setting
TIMER SELECT
Press TIMER SELECT and press V or v to
select “REC”, then press ENTER. To change
the setting, start over from step 1.
To cancel the timer operation
1
2
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to the radio” on page 14).
Note
If the power is on at the preset time, the recording
will not be made.
Press CLOCK/TIMER.
“SET (DAILY 1)” appears.
3
Press TIMER SELECT and press V or v to
select “TIMER OFF”, then press ENTER.
Press V or v to select “REC”, then
press ENTER.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
REC
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Optional components
Connecting audio
components
Select one of the following connections,
depending on the equipment to be connected
and method of connecting. Refer to the
instructions of each component.
Connecting an MD deck
for analog recording
Make sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. To listen to the sound of the
connected MD deck, press MD.
To the audio output
of the MD deck
To the audio input
of the MD deck
Connecting an MD deck
for digital recording
You can record from CD into the MD deck
digitally by connecting an optical cable.
Tip
When you connect a Sony MD deck, you can use the
MD · and p buttons on this unit’s remote to
perform play and stop operations.
To the DIGITAL IN jack of the MD deck
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Connecting a super
woofer speaker
Connecting a VCR
You can connect an optional super woofer
speaker.
To super woofer
Make sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. To listen to the sound of the
connected VCR, press VIDEO/DVD
repeatedly until “VIDEO” appears in the
display. Refer to the instructions of each
component.
To the audio output of the VCR
Connecting a microphone
You can connect an optional microphone to
the MIC jack. Adjust the microphone volume
by turning MIC LEVEL.
Note
When you connect a VIDEO CD player, connect the
audio output jacks of the VIDEO CD player to the
MD IN jacks of this unit.
MIC LEVEL
–
+
0
)
≠
+
–
+
g
MIC
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Connecting a DVD
player
When your DVD player has 5.1
channel analog outputs
Be sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. To listen to the sound from
the connected DVD player, press DVD 5.1CH.
When you listen to a stereo sound track from
the DVD player, press DVD 5.1CH until
“DVD” appears in the display.
To the front
output of the
DVD player
When your DVD player has stereo
analog outputs
Be sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. Connect the LINE OUT
(audio) output jack of your DVD player to the
FRONT jacks of DVD INPUT with the audio
connecting cable. To listen to the sound from
the connected DVD player, press VIDEO/
DVD until “DVD” appears in the display.
Notes
To the woofer
output of the
DVD player
To the centre
output of the
DVD player
To the rear
output of the
DVD player
VIDEO/DVD DVD 5.1 CH
–
+
0
)
≠
+
g
40
–
+
• Each time you press DVD 5.1CH, the function
changes as follows.
DVD 5.1CH
˜
DVD (2 channel)
• You cannot enjoy the 5.1 channel surround sound
if you connect a DVD player which does not have
the 5.1 channel analog outputs.
• If there is no sound when you connect a DVD
player which has 5.1 channel analog outputs,
connect the LINE OUT (audio) output jacks of
your DVD player to the VIDEO IN jacks, then
change the function to VIDEO by pressing
VIDEO/DVD until “VIDEO” appears in the
display.
Connecting external
antennas
Connect the external antenna to improve the
reception. Refer to the instructions of each
component.
AM antenna
Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet)
insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal.
Leave the supplied AM loop antenna
connected.
Jack type A
Insulated wire (not supplied)
FM antenna
Connect the optional FM external antenna.
You can also use the TV antenna instead.
AM
Jack type A
IEC standard socket
connector (not supplied)
AM
FM
CO75
AX
IA
L
FM
CO75
AX
IA
Jack type B
L
Insulated wire (not supplied)
Jack type B
AM
AM
FM
75Ω
Note
Set up the AM loop antenna as far as possible from
the main unit.
75-ohm coaxial cable
(not supplied)
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Additional Information
Precautions
On operating voltage
Before operating the system, check that the
operating voltage of your system is identical with
the voltage of your local power supply.
On safety
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned
off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if
it is not to be used for an extended period of time.
To disconnect the cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
component, unplug the stereo system and have
the component checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• The AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
On placement
• Place the stereo system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the stereo
system.
• Do not place the unit in an inclined position.
• Do not place the unit in locations where it is:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
— Subject to direct sunlight.
• When using CDs that have glue or similar tacky
substance on the label side of the disc or that used
a special ink when the label was printed, there is a
chance that the CD or label may become attached
to parts inside this unit. When this occurs, it may
not be possible to remove the CD, and may also
cause this unit to malfunction. Be sure to check
that the label side of the CD is not sticky before
using.
The following types of CD should not be used:
— Rental or used CDs with attached seals where
the glue extends beyond the seal. The
perimeter of the seal on the CD is tacky.
— CDs that have labels printed using a special
ink that feels tacky when touched.
Cleaning the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
To remove the speaker grille
Use both hands and pull the grille straight forward
to prevent the ribs from breaking.
To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated.
Detector slots
Tab of side B
Side A
On operation
• If the stereo system is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp
room, moisture may condense on the lens inside
the CD player. Should this occur, the system will
not operate properly. Remove the CD and leave
the system turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any discs.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your stereo system, please consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Break off the
cassette tab of
side A
If you later want to reuse the tape for recording,
cover the broken tab with adhesive tape. However,
be careful not to cover the detector slots which allow
the tape player to automatically detect the type of
tape.
Tape type:
CrO2/METAL
Notes on CDs
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• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the CD from the centre out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static
spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
Tab of side A
Detector slots
NORMAL
Before placing a cassette in the
tape deck
Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise the tape
may get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and
become damaged.
When using a tape longer than 90
minutes
The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding etc.
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Cleaning the tape heads
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
When the tape heads become dirty
— the sound is distorted
— there is a decrease in sound level
— the sound drops out
— the tape does not erase completely
— the tape does not record.
Make sure to clean the tape heads before you start
an important recording or after playing an old tape.
Use separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning
cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the
cleaning cassette.
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Demagnetize the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape every 20 to 30 hours of
use with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette.
For details, refer to the instructions of the
demagnetizing cassette.
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problem using this stereo
system, use the following check list.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and the speakers are connected
correctly and firmly.
Should any problem persist, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
The display starts flashing as soon as you
plug in the power cord even though you
haven’t turned on the power
(demonstration mode).
•Press DISPLAY (U.S.A., Canadian and
European models) or DEMO (STANDBY)
(other models) when the power is turned
off.
The demonstration disappears.
The demonstration mode appears
automatically the first time you plug in
the power cord or if there is a power
outage lasting longer than half a day.
The clock setting/radio presetting/timer is
canceled.
•The power cord is disconnected or a
power failure occurs longer than half a
day.
Redo the followings:
— “Step 3: Setting the time”
— “Step 4: Presetting radio stations”
If you have set the timer, also redo
“Waking up to music” on page 36 and
“Timer-recording radio programmes” on
page 37.
“0:00” (or “12:00”) flashes in the display.
•A power interruption occurred. Set the
clock and timer settings again.
There is no sound.
•Rotate VOLUME clockwise.
•The headphones are connected.
•Insert only the stripped portion of the
speaker cord into the SPEAKER jack.
Inserting the vinyl portion of the speaker
cord will obstruct the speaker
connections.
•There is no audio output during timer
recording.
continued
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Troubleshooting (continued)
There is severe hum or noise.
•A TV or VCR is placed too close to the
stereo system. Move the stereo system
away from the TV or VCR.
•The A/V control amplifier is placed
under the CD player/stereo cassette deck.
Place the A/V control amplifier on the
top of the CD player/stereo cassette deck.
The timer does not function.
•Set the clock correctly.
“DAILY1”, “DAILY 2”, and “REC” do not
appear when you press TIMER SELECT.
•Set the clock.
•Set the timer correctly.
The remote does not function.
•There is an obstacle between the remote
and the system.
•The remote is not pointing in the
direction of the system’s sensor.
•The batteries have run down. Replace the
batteries.
There is acoustic feedback.
•Decrease the volume level.
•Move the microphone away from the
speakers or change the direction of the
microphone.
The colour irregularity on a TV screen
persists.
•Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on
after 15 to 30 minutes. If the colour
irregularity still persists, place the
speaker farther away from TV set.
“PROTECT” and “PUSH POWER” appear
alternately.
•A strong signal was input. Press 1/u to
turn off the power, leave the system
turned off for a while, then press 1/u
again to turn on the power.
Speakers
Sound comes from one channel or
unbalanced left and right volume.
•Check the speaker connection and
speaker placement.
The sound comes from the centre speaker
only.
•The source being played back is
monaural. Press PRO LOGIC and turn off
the Pro Logic mode.
There is no sound from the centre speaker.
•Set the CENTER LEVEL to the
appropriate level (see page 8).
There is no sound from the rear speakers.
•Set the REAR LEVEL to the appropriate
level (see page 8).
•The software being played back has
limited sound effects. Check the volume
with the test tone.
Sound lacks bass.
•Check that the speaker’s + and – jacks are
connected correctly.
CD Player
The CD tray does not close.
•The CD is not placed properly.
The CD will not play.
•The CD is not lying flat in the disc tray.
•The CD is dirty.
•The CD is inserted label side down.
•Moisture condensation has built up.
Remove the CD and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
Play does not start from the first track.
•The player is in programme or shuffle
mode. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE”
disappear.
“OVER” is displayed.
•You have reached the end of the CD.
Press and hold 0 to return.
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Tape Deck
Tuner
The tape does not record.
• No tape in the cassette holder.
• The tab has been removed from the
cassette (see “To save a tape
permanently” on page 42).
• The tape has reeled to the end.
There is severe hum or noise (“TUNED” or
“STEREO” flashes in the display.)
•Adjust the antenna.
•The signal strength is too weak. Connect
the external antenna.
The tape does not record nor play or there
is a decrease in sound level.
• The heads are dirty. Clean them (see
“Cleaning the tape heads” on page 43).
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
43).
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
43).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the
sound drops out.
• The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty.
Clean them (see “Cleaning the tape
heads” on page 43).
A stereo FM programme cannot be
received in stereo.
•Press STEREO/MONO so that “STEREO”
appears.
If other troubles not described
above occur, reset the system as
follows:
1 Unplug the power cord.
2 Plug the power cord back in.
3 Press GROOVE and 1/u at the same time.
4 Press 1/u to turn on the power.
The system is reset to the factory settings. All
the settings you made, such as the preset
stations, clock, and timer are cleared. You
should set them again.
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
43 ).
After pressing · (ª) or §, there is a
mechanical noise, “EJECT” appears in the
display, and the unit enters standby mode
automatically.
• The cassette tape was not inserted
correctly. Eject the tape and turn the
power back on.
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Specifications
Amplifier section
For the U.S. model
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS:
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
with 6 ohm loads both channels driven, from
70-20,000 Hz; rates 100 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than
0.9% total harmonic distortion from 250
milliwatts to rated output.
Center Speaker:
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Rear Speaker:
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 + 35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Canadian model
Front Speaker:
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
130 + 130 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Total harmonics distortion
Less than 0.07%
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 60 W)
Center Speaker:
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Rear Speaker:
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 + 35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
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European model
Front Speaker:
DIN power output (rated) 90 + 90 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
110 + 110 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Music power output (reference)
180 + 180 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Center Speaker:
DIN power output (rated) 25 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Music power output (reference)
70 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Rear Speaker:
DIN power output (rated) 25 + 25 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 + 35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Music power output (reference)
70 + 70 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Other models
The following measured at AC 120/220/240 V,
50/60 Hz
Front Speaker:
DIN power output (rated) 95 + 95 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
120 + 120 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Center Speaker:
DIN power output (rated) 25 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Rear Speaker:
DIN power output (rated) 25 + 25 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
35 + 35 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Inputs
VIDEO IN:
(phono jacks)
MD IN:
(phono jacks)
DVD INPUT:
FRONT IN:
(phono jacks)
REAR IN:
(phono jacks)
CENTER IN:
(phono jacks)
WOOFER IN:
(phono jacks)
MIC:
(mini jack)
Outputs
MD OUT:
(phono jacks)
PHONES:
(stereo mini jack)
FRONT SPEAKER:
Tuner section
voltage 250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
voltage 250 mV
impedance 1 kilohms
accepts headphones of 8
ohms or more
accepts impedance of 6 to
16 ohms
REAR SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 8 to
16 ohms
CENTER SPEAKER:
SUPER WOOFER:
accepts impedance of 8 to
16 ohms
Voltage 1 V, impedance 1
kilohms
CD player section
System
Laser
Laser output
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
Max. 44.6 µW*
*This output is the value
measured at a distance of
200 mm from the
objective lens surface on
the Optical Pick-up Block
with 7 mm aperture.
780 – 790 nm
20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
More than 90 dB
More than 90 dB
Wavelength
Frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio
Dynamic range
CD DIGITAL OUT
(Square optical connector jack, rear panel)
Wavelength
660 nm
Output Level
–18 dBm
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
FM lead antenna
75 ohm unbalanced
10.7 MHz
UKV tuner section
(3 band (FM-AM-UKV) models only)
Tuning range
65.0 – 74.0 MHz
Stereo Plus
AM tuner section
Tuning range
2 Band type:
North American models: 530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at 10
kHz)
531 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at 9
kHz)
European models:
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9
kHz)
Other models:
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9
kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at 10
kHz)
3 Band type:
Middle Eastern models:
MW:
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9
kHz)
SW:
5.95 – 17.90 MHz
(with the interval set at 5
kHz)
Other models:
MW:
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9
kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at 10
kHz)
SW:
5.95 – 17.90 MHz
(with the interval set at 5
kHz)
Antenna
AM loop antenna
Antenna terminals
External antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency 450 kHz
Tape player section
Recording system
Frequency response
(DOLBY NR OFF)
Wow and flutter
4-track 2-channel stereo
40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE I
cassette
40 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE II
cassette
±0.15% W.Peak (IEC)
0.1% W.RMS (NAB)
±0.2% W.Peak (DIN)
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Specifications (continued)
General
Speaker
Power requirements
North American models:
European models:
Australian model:
Other models:
Front Speaker (SS-NX1)
Speaker system
2-way, bass-reflex type,
magnetically shielded
type
Speaker units
Woofer:
17 cm (63/4 in.), cone type
Tweeter:
2.5 cm (1 in.), dome type
Nominal impedance
6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 210 x 402 x 285
mm (83/8 x 157/8 x 111/8
in.)
Mass
Approx. 7.0 kg
(15 lb 7 oz) net per
speaker
Centre/Rear Speaker (SS-RC100)
Speaker system
1-way, 2-unit,
bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Full-range:
8 cm (31/4 in.), cone type
Nominal impedance
8 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 225 x 95 x 95 mm
(91/8 x 33/4 x 33/4 in.)
Mass
Approx. 1.5 kg
(3 lb 5 oz) net per speaker
For the customers in Canada
Use only the supplied SS-RC100 rear speaker for
connection to the REAR SPEAKER connector, the
supplied SS-RC100 centre speaker for connection to
the CENTER SPEAKER connector on the
MHC-NX3AV.
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Power consumption
U.S.A. model:
Canadian model:
European model:
Other models:
Dimensions (w/h/d)
STR-NX3:
HTC-NX1:
Mass
STR-NX3:
HTC-NX1:
Supplied accessories:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
230 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
120 V, 220 V or 230 – 240
V AC, 50/60 Hz
Adjustable with voltage
selector
290 watts
290 VA
250 watts
290 watts
Approx. 225 x 202 x 356
mm (87/8 x 8 x 141/8 in.)
Approx. 225 x 202 x 347
mm (87/8 x 8 x 133/4 in.)
Approx. 8 kg
(17 lb 10 oz)
Approx. 4.2 kg
(9 lb 4 oz)
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote Commander (1)
Batteries (2)
FM lead antenna (1)
Speaker cords (5)
Front speaker pads (8)
Center and rear speaker
pads (12)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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50
51
N
Index
Normal Play 12
A
O
Adjusting
the graphic equalizer 31
the sound 27
the volume 8, 13, 18
Aerials 5, 41
Automatic Source Selection
13, 15, 18
B
Batteries 6
C
CD player 20
CD Synchro Recording 13
Clock setting 9
Connecting. See Hooking up
Connecting the speakers 7
D
Daily timer 36
DBFB 27
Display 20
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
30
E, F
Edit 25
G
GROOVE 27
One Touch Play 13, 15, 18
P,Q
Personal file 32
Playing
a CD 12
a preset radio station 14
a tape 17
tracks in random order
(Shuffle Play) 21
tracks in the desired
order (Programme Play)
22
tracks repeatedly
(Repeat Play) 21
Presetting radio stations 10
Preset tuning 14
Programme Play 22
Protecting recordings 42
PTY 33
R
Radio Data System (RDS) 33
Radio stations
presetting 10
tuning in 14
Recording
a CD 13
a radio programme 16
timer recording 37
Repeat Play 21
Resetting the system 45
H, I, J, K, L, M
Hooking up
optional components 38
the aerials 5, 41
the main unit 4
the power 6
the optional speakers 7
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Saving recordings 42
Selecting the audio emphasis
28
Setting the time 9
Shuffle Play 21
Sleep Timer 35
Sound adjustment 27
Speakers 7, 39
Station name 33
T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Timer
falling asleep to music
35
timer recording 37
waking up to music 36
Troubleshooting 43
Tuner 14, 33
Tuning interval 11
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