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CD Stereo System
Operating Instructions
Model No.
SC-AK28
SC-AK18
The illustrations show SC-AK28.
Note:
The "EB" indication shown on the packing case
indicates United Kingdom.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
EB GN
RQT5265-B
Dear customer
Supplied accessories
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions
carefully.
Before using
These operating instructions are applicable to the following system.
These operating instructions, however, fundamentally explain the
operation of system SC-AK28.
System
SC-AK28
SC-AK18
Main unit
SA-AK28
SA-AK18
Speakers
SB-AK28
SB-AK18
Please check and identify the
supplied accessories.
AC mains lead .............................................. 1 pc.
For United Kingdom
(RJA0044-1C)
For Australia and New
Zealand
(RJA0035-X)
Remote control transmitter .......................... 1pc.
SC-AK28: (RAK-SC957WK)
SC-AK18: (EUR648200)
(Back of product)
Batteries for remote control ....................... 2pcs.
FM indoor antenna ....................................... 1 pc.
For United Kingdom
(RSA0007)
For Australia and New
Zealand
(RSA0006-J)
AM loop antenna (RSA0029) ....................... 1 pc.
CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE
OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
Antenna plug adaptor (SJP9009) ................. 1pc.
(United Kingdom only)
CAUTION!
DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE,
BUILT IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE.
ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
VENTILATION TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR
FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING.
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Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement
parts.
Table of contents
Safety precautions
Before using
Placement
Radio operations
Presetting radio broadcasts ....................................................... 12
Listening to radio broadcasts .................................................... 13
Compact disc operations
Concerning compact discs ......................................................... 14
Listening to compact discs ........................................................ 15
Direct access play .................................................................... 16
Repeat play .............................................................................. 16
Random play ............................................................................ 16
Program play ............................................................................ 17
To listen to special CDs and tracks (CD Manager function) ..... 18
Cassette deck operations
Listening to tapes ........................................................................ 19
Concerning cassette tapes ......................................................... 20
Recording operations
Before recording (Deck 2 only) .................................................. 21
Tape-to-tape recording ................................................................ 21
Recording from radio broadcasts .............................................. 22
Recording from compact discs .................................................. 23
To record special CDs and tracks (CD Manager function) ........ 24
Set the system up on an even surface away from direct sunlight,
high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These
conditions can damage the cabinet and other components, thereby
shortening the unit’s service life.
Place it at least 15 cm away from wall surfaces to avoid distortion
and unwanted acoustical effects.
Do not place heavy items on the unit.
Before using
Supplied accessories .................................................................... 2
Safety precautions ......................................................................... 3
Caution for AC Mains Lead .......................................................... 4
Concerning the remote control .................................................... 5
Battery installation ...................................................................... 5
Correct method of use ................................................................ 5
Placement of speakers .................................................................. 5
Connections ................................................................................... 6
Basic connections (for supplied accessories) ............................. 6
Optional antenna connections .................................................... 7
External unit connection ............................................................. 7
Front panel controls ...................................................................... 8
Turning the demo function off ................................................... 10
ECO mode .................................................................................... 10
Auto-off function ......................................................................... 10
Setting the time ........................................................................... 11
Convenient functions .................................................................. 11
Voltage
Do not use high voltage power sources. This can overload the unit
and cause a fire.
Do not use a DC power source. Check the source carefully when
setting the unit up on a ship or other place where DC is used.
AC mains lead protection
Ensure the AC mains lead is connected correctly and not damaged.
Poor connection and lead damage can cause fire or electric shock.
Do not pull, bend, or place heavy items on the lead.
Grasp the plug firmly when unplugging the lead. Pulling the AC
mains lead can cause electric shock.
Do not handle the plug with wet hands. This can cause electric
shock.
Foreign matter
Do not let metal objects fall inside the unit. This can cause electric
shock or malfunction.
Do not let liquids get into the unit. This can cause electric shock or
malfunction. If this occurs, immediately disconnect the unit from the
power supply and contact your dealer.
Do not spray insecticides onto or into the unit. They contain
flammable gases which can ignite if sprayed into the unit.
Service
Do not attempt to repair this unit by yourself. If sound is interrupted,
indicators fail to light, smoke appears, or any other problem that is not
covered in these instructions occurs, disconnect the AC mains lead
and contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Electric shock
or damage to the unit can occur if the unit is repaired, disassembled
or reconstructed by unqualified persons.
Extend operating life by disconnecting the unit from the power source
if it is not to be used for a long time.
Sound quality/sound field operations
Using the built-in sound quality/sound field settings ............... 25
Boosting the super woofer SC-AK28 ........................................ 25
Adding bass SC-AK18 ............................................................... 25
Varying the sound quality with the manual equalizer .............. 26
Varying the sound quality with the acoustic image
(Al) equalizer ............................................................................. 26
Timer operations
Using the timer ............................................................................ 27
Using the play/record timer ....................................................... 27
Using the sleep timer ................................................................ 29
Reference
Using an external unit ................................................................. 29
Troubleshooting guide ................................................................ 30
Maintenance ................................................................................. 31
Technical specifications ............................................. Back Cover
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Caution for AC Mains Lead
(For United Kingdom)
(“EB” area code model only)
WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO
THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH
THE LETTER E, BY THE EARTH SYMBOL i OR
COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN/YELLOW.
For your safety, please read the following text carefully.
THIS PLUG IS NOT WATERPROOF—KEEP DRY.
Before using
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin
mains plug for your safety and convenience.
A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that
the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-ampere and that
it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the
body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must
ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used
until a replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your
local dealer.
Before use
Remove the connector cover.
How to replace the fuse
The location of the fuse differ according to the type of
AC mains plug (figures A and B). Confirm the AC mains
plug fitted and follow the instructions below.
Illustrations may differ from actual AC mains plug.
1. Open the fuse cover with a screwdriver.
Figure A
CAUTION!
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE
FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN
THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG
CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL
SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO
ANY 13-AMPERE SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring
code as stated below.
If in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician.
Figure B
Fuse cover
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Blue: Neutral, Brown: Live.
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows:
The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured
Black or Blue.
The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured
Brown or Red.
2. Replace the fuse and close or attach the fuse cover.
Figure A
Fuse
(5 ampere)
Figure B
Fuse
(5 ampere)
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Concerning the remote control
A
A
Battery installation
R6, AA, UM-3
SC-AK28
Use of batteries
•
•
•
SC-AK18
R6, AA, UM-3
1
Align the poles (+ and –) properly when inserting the batteries.
Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries.
Do not recharge ordinary dry cell batteries.
Do not heat or disassemble the batteries. Do not allow them to
contact flame or water.
Remove the batteries if the unit is not to be used for a long time.
Do not keep together with metallic objects such as necklaces.
Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
Before using
•
•
•
•
Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage which can
damage items the fluid contacts and may cause a fire.
If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult your dealer.
Wash thoroughly with water if electrolyte comes in contact with any
part of your body.
2
B
Correct method of use
Operation notes
B
•
•
Remote control
signal sensor
•
•
30°
Transmission
window
30°
About 7 meters in front of
the signal sensor
Do not place obstacles between the remote control signal sensor
and remote control unit.
Do not expose the remote control signal sensor to direct sunlight
or to the bright light of a fluorescent light.
Take care to keep the remote control signal sensor and end of the
remote control unit free from dust.
If this system is installed in a rack with glass doors, the glass
doors’ thickness or colour might make it necessary to use the remote
control a shorter distance from the system.
To prevent damage
•
•
•
Never place heavy items on top of the unit.
Do not disassemble or reconstruct the unit.
Do not spill water or other liquids into the unit.
Placement of speakers
C
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Superwoofer
C
SC-AK28
Place the speakers so that the super woofer is on the outside.
S
SC-AK18
Speakers are designed identically so that no left or right channel
orientation is necessary.S
Notes
Keep your speakers at least 10 mm away from the system for
proper ventilation.
• These speakers do not have magnetic shielding. Do not place
them near televisions, personal computers or other devices easily
influenced by magnetism.
• To avoid damage to the speakers, do not touch the speaker cones
if you have taken the nets off.
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Connections
Basic connections (for supplied accessories)
•
1
•
Before using
2
Plug the AC mains lead into a household mains socket only after
all other connections have been made.
To prepare the antenna wires and speaker cords, twist the vinyl
cover tip and pull off.
3
For Australia and New Zealand
The configuration of the FM and AM antenna terminals are different.
Connect the FM indoor antenna.
4
1
To household
mains socket
For United Kingdom
For Australia and New Zealand
Adhesive tape
FM indoor antenna
Note
For best reception sound quality:
An FM outdoor antenna is recommended. (See page 7.)
Connect the AM loop antenna.
After attaching the antenna, turn on the system and tune in a
broadcast station. Then, turn the antenna to the angle of best
reception and least interference.
T
FM AN )
(
1
Tape the antenna to a wall or column, in a position where radio
signals are received with the least amount of interference.
GND
Connect the speaker cables.
2
Connect each end of the speaker cables to the terminal lever of
the same colour.
2
For United Kingdom
For Australia and New Zealand
T
AM AN
LOOP
EXT
AM loop antenna
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Caution
• Use only the supplied speakers.
The combination of the main unit and speakers provide the
best sound. Using other speakers can damage the unit and
sound quality will be negatively affected.
• To prevent damage to circuitry, never short-circuit positive (+)
and negative (–) speaker wires.
Caution
• Use the speakers only with the recommended
system.
Failure to do so may lead to damage to the
amplifier and/or the speakers, and may result in
the risk of fire.
Consult a qualified service person if damage has
occurred or if you experience a sudden change
in performance.
• Do not attach these speakers to walls or ceilings.
Red (+)
Connect the AC mains lead.
Grey (+)
(FOR UNITED KINGDOM ONLY)
BE SURE TO READ THE CAUTION FOR THE
AC MAINS LEAD ON PAGE 4 BEFORE
CONNECTION.
Black (–)
Blue (–)
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Insertion of connector
Even when the connector is perfectly inserted, depending on
the type of inlet used, the front part of the connector may jut out
as shown in the drawing.
However there is no problem using the unit.
Red (+)
Black (–)
4
Connector
Appliance inlet
Approx. 6 mm
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Note
The included AC mains lead is for use with this unit only. Do
not use it with other equipment.
Connections
A
For Australia and New Zealand
FM outdoor antenna
(not included)
75 Ω coaxial cable (not included)
Optional antenna connections
You may need an outdoor antenna if you use this system in a
mountainous region or inside a reinforced-concrete building, etc.
FM outdoor antenna A
1
30 mm
2
GND
Shield braid
15 mm
3
For United Kingdom
Core wire
FM outdoor antenna
(not included)
75 Ω coaxial cable
(not included)
Antenna plug
adaptor (included)
B
Disconnect the FM indoor antenna if an FM outdoor antenna is installed.
1 Remove a piece of the outer vinyl insulator.
2 Twist the shield braid.
3 Expose the core wire.
Before using
T
FM AN )
(
Note
An outdoor antenna should be installed by a qualified technician only.
AM outdoor antenna B
Connect the outdoor antenna without removing the AM loop antenna.
Run 5 to 12 m of vinyl-covered wire horizontally along a window or
other convenient location.
Note
For Australia and New Zealand
5 -12 m
AM outdoor antenna
(not included)
T
AM AN
LOOP
AM loop antenna
(included)
EXT
When the unit is not in use, disconnect the outdoor antenna to prevent
possible damage that may be caused by lightning. Never use an
outdoor antenna during an electrical storm.
External unit connection
•
•
•
For United Kingdom
5 -12 m
AM outdoor antenna
(not included)
AM loop antenna
(included)
Make sure that the power supply for all components has been
turned off before making any connections.
For details, refer to the operating instructions of the unit which are
to be connected.
All peripheral components and cables sold separately.
Connecting analog equipment C
An analog player with a built-in phono equalizer can be connected.
When units other than those described are to be connected, please
consult your audio dealer.
Connecting digital equipment to the optical
fiber out terminal D
(For United Kingdom: model SC-AK28 only)
C
R
L
(R)
Rear panel of this unit
For your reference
If you have DTS format CDs, you can enjoy six channel playback by
connecting this unit to a receiver or digital surround processor that
has a DTS decoder.
(L)
Analog player (not included)
D
Rear panel of this unit
OPTICAL OUT
OUT
OPTICAL
OUT
OPTICAL
Remove the dust-protection cap and connect this unit to other digital
equipment with an optical fibre terminal, such as a receiver or digital
surround processor.
• Leave the cap attached when this terminal is not being used.
Note
Use only the optical fibre terminal when playing back DTS format
discs. DTS signals can only be correctly output through the digital
terminal.
¡ DTS is a trademark of Digital Theater Systems, L.P.
Optical fiber
cable
(not included)
Receiver
(not included)
OPTICAL
IN
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Front panel controls
A
Main unit A
2
13
6
15
16
7
17
Ref. page
For Australia and New Zealand
Standby/on switch (f/I, POWER) ............................. 10
For For United Kingdom
Standby/on switch (f/I) ............................................. 10
12
5
Name
1 Eco button (MODE) .................................................... 10
10
11
3
4
Before using
No.
8
9
1
2
Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.
In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of
power.
14
3 AC supply indicator (AC IN)
This indicator lights when the unit is connected to the AC mains
supply.
4 Play timer/record timer button and indicator
(rPLAY/rREC) .......................................................... 27
5 Clock/timer button
(CLOCK/TIMER) .............................................. 11, 27, 28
6 Display
7 Deck 1 cassette holder .............................................. 19
8 Disc direct play, open/close buttons and indicators
(CD 1 ~ CD 5, c) ........................................................ 15
9 CD manager button
(CD MANAGER) ................................................... 18, 24
B
! Random play button (RANDOM) .............................. 16
Disc tray
# Display select/demonstration button
(-DISP/–DEMO) .................................................... 10, 11
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Super woofer on/off button
(S.WOOFER) ............................................................... 25
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19
20
V.BASS on/off button (V.BASS) ............................... 25
21
% Volume control (VOLUME) ........................................ 13
& 3D AI EQ button (3D AI EQ) ..................................... 26
( Headphone jack (PHONES) ...................................... 29
) Deck 2 cassette holder .............................................. 19
Center console B
~ Tape/deck select button (TAPE, DECK 1/2) ............ 19
+ CD button (CD) ........................................................... 18
, Tuner/band select button (TUNER, BAND) ............. 12
- AUX button (AUX) ...................................................... 29
. Deck 1 open button (c DECK 1 OPEN) .................. 19
/ Basic operating buttons
22
23 24
25
26
27
28
Functions change according to the source.
: Tape edit button (TAPE EDIT) .................................. 21
; Recording start/stop button (a REC/STOP) ............ 22
< Reverse mode select button (REV MODE) .............. 19
= Deck 2 open button (c DECK 2 OPEN) .................. 19
> Sound equalizer control (SOUND EQ) ..................... 25
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Front panel controls
Remote control
Buttons such as 2 functions in exactly the same way as the buttons
on the main unit.
No.
Name
Ref. page
2 Standby/on button (f) ...............................................10
Before using
? Auto off button (AUTO OFF) .................................... 10
@ Numeric buttons (≥10, 1–0) ................................ 13, 16
[ Program button (PROGRAM) ................................... 17
35
\ Cancel button (CANCEL) ...........................................17
~ Tape/deck select button (TAPE) .............................. 19
+ CD button (CD) ...........................................................18
29
2
36
] EQ select button (EQ) ................................................25
& 3D AI EQ select button (3D AI) ................................ 26
37
30
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Super woofer on/off button
(S.WOOFER) ...............................................................25
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V.BASS on/off button (V.BASS) ............................... 25
32
31
18
19
15
38
20
33
13
34
10
^ Reverse side playback/preset channel
select button (//3) ............................................. 13, 19
21
% Volume buttons (– VOLUME +) ................................ 13
39
{ Muting button (MUTING) ...........................................11
| Disc button (DISC) .....................................................16
40
41
14
_ Sleep button (SLEEP) ................................................29
! Random button (RANDOM) ...................................... 16
} Repeat button (REPEAT) ...........................................16
- AUX button (AUX) ......................................................29
, Tuner/band select button (TUNER) ......................... 12
(, )/f
f) ........ 15, 20
V Skip/search buttons (g
g/(
0 Play/pause/preset channel
select button (-/J/4) ...................................13, 15, 19
1 Stop button (L) .................................................... 15, 19
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Turning the demo function off
A
A
If the clock has not been set, a demonstration of the display is shown
when the unit is switched to standby.
This function is set to on at the time of purchase.
Turn this function off to get the most from the eco mode (see below).
Press and hold [-DISP/–DEMO] until “NO DEMO” is displayed.
Before using
The display changes each time the button is held down.
NO DEMO (off) ↔ DEMO (on)
ECO mode
B
When this mode is used, the display remains blank when the unit
is switched to standby mode and the power consumed is reduced
to 0.4 W from a maximum of 12 W.
The mode is set to on at the time of purchase.
Condition in standby
ECO mode
B
For Australia and
New Zealand
For United Kingdom
Display
Power consumption
off
clock
12 W
on
blank
0.4 W
Note
To get the most from this mode, turn the demo function off or set the
clock.
Turning ECO on and off
Press [f/7] to turn the unit on.
Press [MODE].
The current ECO mode is displayed. Press again to change the mode.
The display changes each time the button is pressed.
NORMAL (off) ↔ ECO (on)
The eco mode can be turned on if the unit is in standby but it cannot
be turned off.
For Australia and New Zealand
Auto-off function
C
by remote control only
For United Kingdom
When CD or tape is selected as the source
To save power, the unit turns off if it is left unused for four minutes.
Note
This function does not work if the source is tuner or AUX.
Press [AUTO OFF].
“AUTO OFF” is shown on the display.
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To cancel
Press [AUTO OFF] again to clear “AUTO OFF” from the display.
For your reference
The setting is maintained even if the unit is turned off. When the unit is
turned on again, “AUTO OFF” is displayed and the unit functions as
described above.
“AUTO OFF” disappears from the display if either tuner or AUX is
selected as the source but continues to function normally.
“AUTO OFF” remains displayed if CD or tape is selected as the source.
Setting the time
1
This is a 24-hour display clock.
This example in the figure shows how to set the time for 16:25
(4:25 p.m.).
2
Press [f/ 7] to switch on the system.
4
Every time you press the button:
3
CLOCK
PLAY
REC
Previous display
(within 7 seconds or so)
1
Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3 or 4)] to show the present
time.
For Australia and New Zealand
Before using
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select “CLOCK”.
For United Kingdom
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to finish setting the time.
The display will return to whatever was displayed before you
set the time.
2
To display the time when system is ON
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select “CLOCK”.
At ECO mode on, to display the time when system is OFF
Press [-DISP/–DEMO]. A
3
The time will be displayed for about 5 seconds and then the display
will return to whatever was previously displayed.
Convenient functions
Switching displays A
4
Press [-DISP/–DEMO] to select the desired spectrum
analyzer.
Every time you press the button:
Normal
Peak hold
Aurora
Wiper
(OFF)
A
To mute the volume B
by remote control only
This feature is convenient when you have a telephone call, etc.
Press [MUTING].
B
Press the button again to cancel.
“MUTING” goes out.
Muting can also be cancelled by lowering the volume all the
way (--dB).
When the system is turned off, the muting operation will be automatically
cancelled.
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Presetting radio broadcasts
•
•
Radio operations
1
4
•
Up to 12 stations can be set in each band with the automatic or
manual memory presetting.
If broadcast frequencies are preset in the memory, you can easily
tune in any of these frequencies from the system or remote control
unit.
You can preset just those stations you like. (See “Presetting only
your favourite stations” below.)
2
1
3
2
3
1
Press [TUNER, BAND] to select band.
The system will come on automatically.
Every time you press the button: FM ↔ AM
Press [L
L, TUNE MODE] to select “MANUAL”.
Every time you press the button: MANUAL ↔ PRESET.
Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] until the display
shows the frequency from which you want to begin
automatic memory presetting.
Tips on tuning in radio stations
1 Hold down either arrow button until the frequency numbers
start scrolling.
2 When near to the frequency you are looking for, press the
button repeatedly until the station is tuned in.
4
2
) /f
f , MEMORY] until the
Press and hold [)
frequency begins to change.
This will start presetting automatically. When finished, the radio
will tune in the last station memorized.
If auto presetting is not possible because radio signals are weak
or for some other reasons, do the following.
Presetting only your favourite stations
3
Preset the stations one at a time.
1. Perform step 1 above. Then, press [)/f, MEMORY]
(“MEMO” flashes) and select a station with [TUNE/TIME ADJ
1) or (2
2)].
(1
2. While “MEMO” is flashing, press [)/f, MEMORY] again and
1) or (2
2)].
select a preset channel with [TUNE/TIME ADJ (1
3. Press [)/f, MEMORY] to preset the station.
Memory retention
Your preset is retained in memory for about 2 weeks while the system
is unplugged.
4
Preset channel
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Listening to radio broadcasts
1
2
3
1
Press [TUNER, BAND] to select band.
2
L, TUNE MODE] to select “PRESET” or
Press [L
“MANUAL”.
4
The unit will come on automatically.
Every time you press the button: FM ↔ AM
Every time you press the button: MANUAL ↔ PRESET.
PRESET: For preset stations
MANUAL: For non-preset stations
3
Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to select the
desired broadcast.
1
2
3
4
Adjust the volume level.
Auto tuning
Auto tuning is an easy way to tune in non-preset stations in the
manual mode.
Radio operations
“STEREO” lights when an FM stereo broadcast is being received.
“TUNED” lights when you precisely tune in a broadcast station.
Hold down either [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)], and release the
button when the frequency starts scrolling.
The frequency will stop scrolling automatically on the first station it
picks up.
• When there is outside interference, the radio sometimes stops on
a certain frequency where no station is broadcasting.
To stop auto tuning
2)] again.
Press either [TUNE/TIME ADJ (1
1) or (2
If noise is excessive in the FM stereo mode A
Press [g/(, FM MODE/BP]. (“MONO” will light up.)
Sound will be produced in monaural, but this also reduces noise.
Press the button again to cancel. “MONO” will go out.
4
Normally, you’ll want to listen in stereo, so leave “MONO” off. This
way, you can listen to stereo broadcasts in stereo, and monaural
broadcasts in mono.
You can preset an FM station in monaural by following the steps
under “Presetting only your favourite stations” on page 12. After
selecting the station in step 1, select “MONO” with [g/(, FM
MODE/BP], then continue with steps 2 and 3.
A
Notes
If you preset stations in memory they can be easily selected from
the remote control with [//3], [-/J/4] or the numeric buttons.
1. Press [TUNER] to select the band.
2. Press [//3] or [-/J/4] to select the channel, or select the
required channel directly with the numeric buttons.
To select a two-digit channel:
Press [≥10] and then the two numbers you want within 10
seconds or so.
• Sound is momentarily interrupted if you load/unload tapes while
listening to an AM broadcast.
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Concerning compact discs
With this system, you can only play compact
discs having this mark.
However, do not use irregular shaped CDs.
CDs of the sort can damage the unit. A
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Handling precautions B ~ D
B
•
How to hold CDs
•
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Compact disc operations
Do not touch the recorded surface.
C
Storage precautions
How to clean CDs
Be sure to store discs in their cases to protect them from dust,
scratches, and warping.
Do not place or store discs in the following places
• Locations exposed to direct sunlight
• Humid or dusty locations
• Locations directly exposed to a heat vent or heating appliance
• In the glove compartment or on the rear deck of an automobile
Wipe from inside outward.
To prevent damage
D
Always observe the following points.
• Load only 1 CD on the tray. E
• Load CDs as shown in figure F
The adapter is not needed with 8 cm CDs (singles).
• Set the system on a flat, level surface.
Do not set it on top of magazines, inclined surfaces, etc.
• Do not move the system while tray is opening/closing, or when
loaded.
Always unload all CDs before moving the system.
• Do not put anything except CD in tray.
• Do not use cleaning CDs or CDs which are badly warped or
cracked.
• Do not disconnect the AC mains lead from the household mains
socket during disc changing operation.
E
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If you are taking the disc from a cold to a warm environment,
moisture may form on the disc. Wipe this off with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth before using the disc.
Do not write on the label side with a ball-point pen or other writing
instrument.
Do not use record cleaning sprays, benzine, thinner, static electricity prevention liquids or any other solvent.
Do not attach labels or stickers to CDs. (Do not use CDs with
exposed adhesive from tape or left over peeled off stickers.)
Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers other than those
specified for use with this system.
Do not use CDs printed with label printers available on the market.
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12 cm CD
Listening to compact discs
1
Always stop the changer before loading or changing CDs. You cannot
change CDs while a disc is playing.
1
2
Press a [c] button.
The unit will come on automatically and the tray opens.
Set CD in the tray.
3
To continue loading CDs in the other trays
Press another [c] button to open the required tray.
The current tray closes and the selected tray automatically
opens.
Press the same [c] to close the tray.
4
Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to play your desired disc.
(If the desired CD is indicated on the display panel, the same
operation can be accomplished by pressing [-/J].)
Play will start from the first track on the disc and will continue
until the last track of the final disc is played (see below).
1
To stop the disc play A
Press [L].
2
Label must face upward.
When “ ” appears on the display B
It indicates there are 13 or more tracks on the disc in the playing
position.
Disc indicators
The disc indicators light whenever the tray is in the playing position
whether it is loaded or not.
3
What is meant by “final disc”?
For example, if play starts from disc 4, disc 3 will be the “final disc”.
Order of progression:
Disc 4➞5➞1➞2➞3
Compact disc operations
Adjust the volume level.
One touch play
If the unit is in standby mode and a CD is loaded, press [CD] or [(CD
1) ~ (CD 5)].
The unit will come on automatically and play will start.
Track number
Elapsed playing time
(Of current track number)
4
To pause
Press [-/J] during playback.
To resume playback, press [-/J].
To search forward/
backward (Search)
Hold down [g/(] (backward)
or [)/f] (forward) during
playback or pause mode.
To skip forward/
backward
Press [g/(] (backward) or
[)/f] (forward) during
playback or pause mode.
Notes
•
A
•
Number of tracks
Disc number
•
During random play (page 16), you cannot skip to tracks which
have already been played.
During program play (page 17) or random play, you can search
forward or backward only within the current track.
During program play, skipping is always in the programmed order,
whether forward or backward.
Total playing time
B
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Listening to compact discs
Direct access play
3
1
2
4
A
by remote control only
1
2
Press [CD].
3
(within 10 seconds or so)
4
Press the numeric button to select the desired track
number.
Press [DISC].
Press [1] – [5] to select the disc you want.
The CD will be played from the selected track to the last track
of the final disc (page 15).
Compact disc operations
1
2
To select a two-digit track
Press [≥10] and then the two numbers you want within 10 seconds or
so.
For example
Track no. 20: [≥10] ➞ [2] ➞ [0]
Track no. 35: [≥10] ➞ [3] ➞ [5]
Repeat play
by remote control only
3
Press [REPEAT] before or during play. A
All tracks on the loaded CDs are repeated.
To cancel repeat play
Press [REPEAT] once again.
4
To repeat your favourite tracks
1. Program the tracks you want (perform steps 1 ~ 6 on page 17).
2. Press [REPEAT] and make sure “ ” is displayed.
3. Press [-/J/∧]. Playback will start.
To repeat just one track
Set the 1-TRACK mode (page 18), press [REPEAT] before or during
playback, and make sure “ ” is displayed.
Random play
A
Press [RANDOM]. B
Every time you press the button:
1-DISC
ALL-DISC
Previous display
B
To random play just one disc
Select the CD you want to random play with [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] and
press [RANDOM] to select “1-DISC”.
To random play all the loaded CDs
Press [RANDOM] to select “ALL-DISC”.
All tracks on the CD(s) will be played in random order. Playback will
stop automatically when all tracks have been played.
To cancel random play
Press [RANDOM] to clear “RANDOM” display.
Note
You can use random play with your program. Only the programmed
tracks will be played, but in random order.
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Listening to compact discs
3
5
7
1
2
by remote control only
You can program up to 24 tracks.
1
Press [CD].
2
3
Press [PROGRAM].
4
(within 10 seconds or so)
5
6
Press the numeric button to select the desired track.
7
Press [-/J/4].
Ensure CD is stopped.
Press [DISC].
Press [1] – [5] to select the disc you want.
Repeat steps 3 through 5 until you have programmed all the tracks you want.
Play will start in the programmed sequence.
To cancel program play mode
Press [PROGRAM] in the stop mode.
Programmed contents will be saved in memory.
Pressing [L] will cancel program play, but it will also erase the entire
program.
3
To select a two-digit track
Press [≥10] and then the two numbers you want.
When “CD FULL” appears A
The number of programmed tracks is limited to 24. No further tracks
can be programmed.
4
Specified disc number
5
Compact disc operations
4
2
1
Program play
You can do the following during program mode B
• Check program contents.
Press [g/(] or [)/f].
Every time you press one of the buttons, the track and program No.
are shown on the display.
• Add to the program.
Repeat steps 3 through 5.
• Cancel entries.
Specified track number
Program order
Press [CANCEL].
A specified track
only
Select the track with [g/(] or
[)/f], and press [CANCEL] within
3 seconds.
All tracks
Press [L].
Memory retention
Your program is retained in memory for about 2 weeks while the
system is unplugged.
7
To replay your program
If you turned OFF your program with [PROGRAM], you can play it
again as explained below.
1. Press [PROGRAM].
2. Press [-/J/4].
A
B
From the last
programmed track
If you program a track not on your CDs
The track is initially programmed, but during program play, the player
will skip that track and will continue playing from the next programmed
item.
Indicates
program mode
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Listening to compact discs
3
2
To listen to special CDs and tracks (CD Manager
function)
This function makes it easier for you to select special CDs and tracks
from amongst those loaded in the player.
1
4
You can use this function to make recordings as well.
There are 3 CD/track selection modes.
•
5
Compact disc operations
1
•
•
For playing back 1 track only from all loaded CDs
1-Track mode (1-TRACK)
For playing back 1 CD only from all loaded CDs
1-Disc mode (1-DISC)
For playing back 1 track on all loaded CDs
1-Track All-Disc mode (1-ALL)
1
Press [CD].
2
Press [CD MANAGER] to select the desired mode.
Ensure CD is stopped.
Every time you press the button:
1-TRACK
1-DISC
1-ALL
NORMAL
(OFF)
2
1-TRACK:
1-DISC:
1-ALL:
Only one particular track is played.
The tracks on only one particular disc are played.
The same track numbers on each of the CDs are
played in succession.
(NORMAL: The original display is restored in about 3
seconds.)
3
3
Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to select the disc you want.
4
f] to select the desired
Press [g/(] or [)
)/f
track.
Note
This step is not required if 1-ALL was selected in step 2.
Note
This step is not required if 1-DISC was selected in step 2.
5
Press [-/J
J].
The selected track will start.
Specified disc number
To stop play
Press [L].
When playback ends
“NORMAL” will appear on the display for about 3 seconds, then the
CD MANAGER function will turn OFF automatically.
4
During play in the 1-ALL mode:
•
•
Specified track number
Notes
•
•
5
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It is not possible to skip back to a CD whose track has already
been played.
If a CD does not have the designated track number, it is skipped
and play continues.
You can use the CD Manager function together with repeat play.
CD Manager function will be cancelled when you press the
[RANDOM] button.
Listening to tapes
Types of tapes which can be played correctly:
The unit automatically identifies the type of tape.
1
4
5
2
2
3
✓
HIGH POSITION/TYPE II
✓
METAL POSITION/TYPE IV
✓
You can use either deck 1 or deck 2 for tape playback.
1
Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2].
2
Press [c DECK 1 OPEN] or [c DECK 2 OPEN] and
insert the tape.
The unit will come on automatically.
If the unit was off and a cassette was loaded, play will start
automatically (One touch play function).
Insert the tape with the exposed tape facing down.
Close the holder by hand.
3
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
Every time you press the button:
: One side is played, then playback stops automatically.
: Both sides (front side → reverse side) are played one
time each, then playback stops automatically.
: Both sides are played 8 times each, then playback stops
automatically.
Front side
Press [/] or [-] to start playback.
- : The forward side (front side) will play.
/ : The reverse side will play.
3
5
Adjust the volume level.
To stop tape playback
Press [L].
4
To change the deck to be used A
Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] to select the deck you want to use when you
load cassettes into both decks.
Tape direction
To listen to 2 tapes consecutively
Load a tape into each deck and select “
played 8 times each.
Cassette deck operations
1
2
NORMAL POSITION/TYPE I
”. Both tapes will be
Note
Playback is momentarily interrupted while playing back tapes, if you
open the other deck.
5
A
Deck in use
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Listening to tapes
A
To fast-forward or rewind the tape A
Press [g/(] or [)/f] in the stop mode.
Tape direction
To rewind
To fast-forward
“ 3”
[g/(]
[)/f]
“4”
[)/f]
[g/(]
To find the beginning of a program
(TPS: Tape Program Sensor) A
TPS finds the beginning of a track and resumes play from there. Each
press increases the number of tracks skipped, up to a maximum of 9.
Press [g/(] or [)/f] during play.
Notes
The TPS function searches for silent parts of about 4 seconds in
length which are normally found between tunes. As a result, it may not
function properly in the following cases:
• With short silent parts
• When noise occurs between tunes
• With silent parts found within tunes
B
How to take up tape slack
Cassette deck operations
Concerning cassette tapes
Selection of cassette tapes
Tapes can get caught on the capstans. Use caution with the following
types of tapes.
Cassette tapes exceeding 100 minutes
Tapes are made of a thin film material. Do not repeatedly advance
and stop the tape, fast-forward it or rewind it.
C
Endless-tapes
For this unit, it is recommended to use tapes which are appropriate to
the auto reverse mechanism.
To protect tapes against further recording
Always read the instructions provided with your tapes.
Tape slack B
Tape slack may cause the tape to break.
Side A
Erasure prevention C
Use a screwdriver or similar object to break out the tab.
Tab for side “B”
Tab for side “A”
To re-record
Normal position tape
Storage precautions
Do not place or store tapes in the following places:
• In high temperature (35°C or higher) or high humidity (80% or
higher) areas
• In a strong magnetic field (near a speaker, on top of a TV, etc.)
This can erase a recording.
• Locations exposed to direct sunlight
Hi-position tape
Detection hole
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To re-record on a protected cassette
Cover the hole with adhesive tape.
Do not cover the detection hole on hi-position tapes.
Before recording (Deck 2 only)
A
Types of tapes which can be recorded correctly
The unit automatically identifies the type of tape.
✓
✓
✕
NORMAL POSITION/TYPE I
HIGH POSITION/TYPE II
METAL POSITION/TYPE IV
Recording part
Metal position tapes can be used, but the unit will not be able to
record or erase them correctly.
Leader tape (no recording
can be made)
Your attention is drawn to the fact that recording pre-recorded
tapes or discs or other published or broadcast material may infringe copyright laws.
To record from the beginning of the tape A
You cannot record on the leader part of the tape. Before recording,
wind the tape past the leader to a point where recording can start
immediately.
1
How volume, sound quality/field affect recording
2
2
4
3
The tape you are recording is not affected whatsoever by changes in
volume, sound quality/field.
To erase a recorded sound
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2].
Insert the recorded tape into deck 2.
Press [REV MODE] to select reverse mode.
Press [a REC/STOP].
Notes
You cannot open deck 1 while recording.
You cannot fast-forward or rewind one deck while recording with
the other.
1
Tape-to-tape recording
2
The recording level will be recorded as it is on the tape being played
back.
3
1
Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2].
2
Press [c OPEN] on both decks and insert the tapes.
3
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
For playback: Into deck 1
For recording: Into deck 2
Close the holders by hand.
Tape direction is automatically set to “ 3”.
Every time you press the button:
,
4
Recording operations
•
•
:One side is recorded, then recording stops automatically.
:Both sides (front side → reverse side) are recorded,
then recording stops automatically.
[TAPE EDIT] to start recording.
4 Press
” in step 3, the
• If you selected “
automatically change to “
Tape direction of the tape you are recording
onto
direction will
” when recording starts.
To stop recording
Press [L].
Both decks will stop.
To start recording on the reverse side
Load a tape and change the tape direction as follows:
1. Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] and select tape deck 2.
2. Press [/] and immediately thereafter [L]. The tape direction will
be shown as “4”.
To record from a specific point on a tape
Before recording, advance the tape to the point from where you want
to start recording.
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Recording from radio broadcasts
4
1
Press [c DECK 2 OPEN] and insert the tape.
2
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
1
2
1
Close the holder by hand.
Tape direction is automatically set to “ 3”.
Every time you press the button:
,
: One side is recorded, then recording stops automatically.
: Both sides (front side → reverse side) are recorded,
then recording stops automatically.
3
Select a radio station. Perform steps 1 through 3
on page 13.
4
Press [a REC/STOP] to start recording.
Tape direction
If you selected “,
” in step 2, the direction will automatically
” when recording starts.
change to “
To stop recording
Press [a REC/STOP] again.
Recording can also be stopped by pressing [L].
2
Recording operations
4
To start recording on the reverse side
Load a tape and change the tape direction as follows:
1. Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] and select tape deck 2.
2. Press [/] and immediately thereafter [L]. The tape direction will
be shown as “4”.
To record from a specific point on a tape
Before recording, advance the tape to the point from where you want
to start recording.
To cut an unnecessary part while recording
1. Press [a REC/STOP] during the unnecessary part. The cassette
deck will go into the stop mode.
2. Press [a REC/STOP] to resume recording again. Recording will
continue in the same direction as before.
Note
A
When recording an AM broadcast, sound is momentarily interrupted
when you start and stop the recording.
To reduce noise while AM recording (Beat proof
function) A
Press [g/(, FM MODE/BP] while recording.
Each time you press the button, “BP1” and “BP2” will be displayed
alternately.
Select the position where there is less noise.
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Recording from compact discs
5
3
1
Press [c DECK 2 OPEN], and insert the tape.
2
Press [REV MODE] to select the reverse mode.
Close the holder by hand.
Tape direction is automatically set to “ 3”.
Every time you press the button:
1
2
6
1
,
: One side is recorded, then recording stops automatically.
: Both sides (front side → reverse side) are
recorded, then recording stops automatically.
3
Press [CD].
4
Insert CD in the tray.
5
Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to select the disc you want.
(Perform steps 1 ~ 2 on page 15).
Pressing [L] will stop playback.
Tape direction
[a REC/STOP] to start recording.
6 •Press
If you selected “ ,
” in step 2, the direction
•
•
2
will
automatically change to “
” when recording starts.
The recording will proceed from the first track on the selected
CD and will continue on through the last track of the final
disc (page 15).
The tape deck stops automatically when the CD is finished.
3
To start recording on the reverse side
Load a tape and change the tape direction as follows:
1. Press [TAPE, DECK 1/2] and select tape deck 2.
2. Press [/] and immediately thereafter [L]. The tape direction will
be shown as “4”.
To record from a specific point on a tape
Before recording, advance the tape to the point from where you want
to start recording.
5
1
To record programmed tracks
Recording operations
To stop recording
• To add a 4 second silent interval before stopping
Press [L]. The CD will stop automatically too.
• To stop recording without a silent interval
Press [a REC/STOP]. The CD will stop automatically too.
1. After step 4, program the track you want (perform steps 2~6 on
page 17).
2. Press [a REC/STOP] to start recording.
2
6
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Recording from compact discs
A
Front side
Reverse side
1
9
2
8
3
7
4
6
5
5
The interrupted track is re-recorded in its entirety on the
reverse side.
3
2
1
4
To record special CDs and tracks
(CD Manager function)
This function makes it easier for you to select special CDs and tracks
from amongst those loaded in the player.
• While recording, if a track is cut off in the middle at the end of the front
side, it is re-recorded from the beginning, on the reverse side. A
• At the end of the reverse side recording stops and the current
track will be interrupted.
Before recording
Prepare the tape you want to use. Perform steps 1 on page 23.
1
Press [CD].
2
Press [CD MANAGER] to select the desired mode.
Every time you press the button:
1-TRACK
Recording operations
2
4
5
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1-TRACK:
1-DISC:
1-ALL:
Only one particular track is recorded.
The tracks on only one particular disc are recorded.
The same track numbers on each of the CDs are
recorded in succession.
(NORMAL: The original display is restored in about 3 seconds.)
3
Press [(CD 1) ~ (CD 5)] to select the disc you want.
4
(] or [)
)/f
f] to select the desired
Press [g
g/(
track.
Note
This step is not required if 1-ALL was selected in step 2.
Note
This step is not required if 1-DISC was selected in step 2.
5
3
1-ALL
NORMAL
(OFF)
5
1
1-DISC
Press [a REC/STOP] to start recording.
To stop recording
• To add a 4 second silent interval before stopping
Press [L]. The CD will stop automatically too.
• To stop recording without a silent interval
Press [a REC/STOP]. The CD will stop automatically too.
Using the built-in sound quality/
sound field settings A
A
Dial [SOUND EQ] to select the sound quality or sound field.
When it is turned clockwise, the settings are selected in the following
sequence.
1 HEAVY (sound quality)
Select this when playing rock or other kinds of music that sound
better with an added punch.
2 CLEAR (sound quality)
Select this for jazz or other kinds of music for which clarity in the
treble range is desired.
3 SOFT (sound quality)
Select this when listening to background music.
4 DISCO (sound field)
Select this to produce sound with the same kind of lengthy
reverberations heard at a disco.
5 LIVE (sound field)
Select this to make vocals more alive.
6 HALL (sound field)
Select this to add an expansiveness to the sound to produce the
atmosphere of a great concert hall.
7 MANUAL (see page 26)
8 AI EQ (see page 26)
The original display is restored on the display panel in about 5 seconds.
To release the equalizer
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “FLAT”.
When using the remote control to perform the operations
described above
Press [EQ].
Each time this button is pressed, the setting is changed in the sequence
described above.
Note
All recordings are performed at the flat setting even if an alternative
sound quality/sound field setting has been selected.
Boosting the super woofer
B
B
SC-AK28 only
SC-AK28
Press [S.WOOFER].
When listening to the sound through the speakers
MID (medium)
MAX (high)
Light off (OFF)
SC-AK18
•
When listening to the sound through the headphones
Light on (ON) W Light off (OFF)
Note
You cannot record super woofer effect, but you can use it for playback
sound.
SC-AK28
Adding bass
B
SC-AK18 only
Press [V.BASS].
Press the button again to cancel.
“V.BASS” goes out.
SC-AK18
Sound quality/sound field operations
•
Note
You cannot record V.BASS effect, but you can use it for playback
sound.
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Varying the sound quality with the
manual equalizer
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “MANUAL”.
When it is turned clockwise, the settings are selected in the
following sequence.
1 HEAVY
2 CLEAR
3 SOFT
4 DISCO
5 LIVE
6 HALL
7 MANUAL
8 AI EQ
9 FLAT
1
1
2
2
Adjust the sound quality.
1 ← → direction:
For selecting the range of the sound to
be adjusted
Characteristics of each sound range
Under 100 Hz:
Super woofer range
Around 330 Hz:
Bass to midrange
Around 1 kHz:
Midrange
Midrange to treble
Around 3.3 kHz:
Above 10 kHz:
Treble
2 ↓ ↑ direction:
For adjusting the level (7 steps)
When the level is in the center, the dot flashes rapidly.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set the desired sound quality.
The original display is restored on the display panel in about 5
seconds.
1
2
1
To release the equalizer
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “FLAT”.
Notes
The sound quality setting is stored automatically. It is recalled
when “MANUAL” is next selected.
• All recordings are performed at the flat setting even if an alternative
sound quality setting has been selected.
•
2
Sound quality/sound field operations
Varying the sound quality with the
acoustic image (Al) equalizer
1
The Al equalizer uses the SOFT, SHARP, HEAVY and LIGHT sound
quality coordinates to achieve subtle sound quality settings with ease.
Press [3D AI EQ] to adjust the surround level.
Every time you press the button:
3D AI 1
3D AI 2
AI EQ (Light off)
Adjust the sound quality.
2
1 ← → direction: SOFT–SHARP setting
2 ↓ ↑ direction:
LIGHT–HEAVY setting
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set the desired sound quality.
The original display is restored on the display panel in about 5
seconds.
1
To release the equalizer
Dial [SOUND EQ] to display “FLAT”.
2
Notes
• The
•
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sound quality setting is stored automatically. It is recalled
when “Al EQ” is next selected.
All recordings are performed at the flat setting even if an alternative
sound quality setting has been selected.
Using the timer
5
4
Using the play/record timer
The timer has two functions. It can be set to on at a certain time to
wake you up, or it can be set to record the radio or from the aux
source.
The play timer cannot be used in combination with the record timer.
1
2
3
2
3
Preparations
Turn the unit on and set the clock (A page 11).
For the play timer, prepare the music source you want to listen
to; tape, CD, radio or aux, and set the volume.
• For the record timer, check the cassette’s erasure prevention
tabs (A page 20: C), insert the tape in deck 2, select the reverse
mode (A page 22) and tune to the radio station (A page 13) or
select the aux source (A page 29).
•
•
1
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select the timer function.
Every time you press the button:
CLOCK
PLAY
REC
Previous display
2
rPLAY : to set the play timer
rREC : to set the record timer
1
Setting the start and finish times
(Within 8 seconds or so)
1 Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to select the
starting time.
2 Press [CLOCK/TIMER].
1 Press [TUNE/TIME ADJ (3) or (4)] to select the
finishing time.
2 Press [CLOCK/TIMER].
2
3
Turning the timer on
1
Press [rPLAY/rREC].
Every time you press the button:
PLAY
REC
(OFF)
rPLAY : to turn the play timer on
rREC : to turn the record timer on
Timer operations
The start and finish times are now set.
The unit must be off for the timers to operate.
• For play timer
The timer play will start at the preset time with volume
increasing gradually up to the volume level you preset.
• For record timer
The record timer comes on about 30 seconds earlier than
the set time.
2
4
To cancel the timer
Press [rPLAY/rREC] and check [rPLAY/rREC] indicator lights off.
To change the settings (when unit is on)
Indicator
5
•
•
For Australia and New Zealand
For United Kingdom
To change the play/record times
Do steps 1, 2, 3 and 5.
To change the source or volume
1. Press [rPLAY/rREC] to turn the [rPLAY/rREC] indicator off.
2. Make changes to the source or volume.
3. Do steps 4 to 5.
Reference
Timer operations
Press [f/I] to turn the unit off.
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Using the timer
For Australia and
New Zealand
For United Kingdom
Using the play/record timer
To check settings
While the unit is on and the “rPLAY” (or “rREC”) indicator is on,
press [CLOCK/TIMER] so “rPLAY” (or “rREC”) appears on the
display.
Two seconds after “rPLAY” (or “rREC”) appear, the settings are
displayed in the following order:
• For play timer
• For record timer
1 Play start time
1 Recording start time
2 Play finish time
2 Recording finish time
3 Play source
3 Recording source
4 Playback volume
You can check the settings even when the system is OFF by pressing
[CLOCK/TIMER].
To enjoy the desired source after the timer setting is completed
The volume level (for play timer) and music source are stored in the
timer memory and the timer will start in these preset conditions.
However, the Disc numbers and reverse mode do not get stored in
the timer memory.
1. After step 5, start playing the desired source.
2. Reset the Disc numbers and reverse mode if you have changed
any of them, confirm that a Disc or cassette is inserted, then press
[f/ I] to put the unit on standby.
Turning the timer ON/OFF
One of the timers is on when the [rPLAY/rREC] indicator is alight.
When the unit is on (or off and in NORMAL mode) you can confirm
which is on by checking which indicator is on the display.
When the unit is off and in ECO mode, press [CLOCK/TIMER]. The
display will then show which timer is on and the settings that have
been made (see above).
To change the timer, press [rPLAY/rREC].
Each time the button is pressed the setting changes as follows.
PLAY
REC
(OFF)
Notes
If you switch the system to the standby mode while the play/record
timer is functioning, the OFF time setting will not be activated.
• If AUX is selected as the source, when the timer comes ON, the
system will turn ON and will engage “AUX” as the source. If you
want to playback or record from a connected component, set the
component’s timer to the same time. (See the instruction manual
that came with the component.)
Timer operations
•
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Using the timer
A
A
Using the sleep timer
This timer turns your system OFF at the set time (Max. 2 hours,
settable at 30-minute interval). It lets you fall asleep listening to music.
by remote control only
Preparation
Switch on the power.
The figure shows how to set the system to standby mode after 30
minutes.
While enjoying the desired source:
Press [SLEEP] to select the desired time.
Every time you press the button:
SLEEP 30
SLEEP 60
SLEEP 90
SLEEP 120
SLEEP OFF
The system is turned off after the set time has elapsed.
To cancel the sleep timer:
Press [SLEEP] to select “SLEEP OFF”.
To confirm the remaining time:
(only while system is ON)
Press [SLEEP].
To change the time remaining during operation:
Press [SLEEP] to show the remaining time then press [SLEEP] to
select the desired time.
B
Notes
The sleep timer turns OFF automatically the moment you attempt
to edit-record a CD using CD Manager function.
The sleep timer can be used in combination with the play/record
timer.
The sleep timer always has priority.
Be sure not to overlap timer settings.
Using an external unit
B
Listening to an external source
(See page 7 for external unit connection)
1. Press [AUX].
The system will come on automatically.
2. Start playback from the external source. (For details, refer to the
owner’s manual of the equipment.)
Timer operations
•
•
Recording from an external source
C
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow steps 1–2 on page 22.
Press [AUX].
Press [a REC/STOP] (recording starts).
Start playback from the external source. (For details, refer to the
owner’s manual of the equipment.)
Reduce the volume level, and connect the headphones.
Plug type: 3.5 mm stereo
Headphones
(not included)
Note
Avoid listening for prolonged periods of time to prevent hearing
damage.
Reference
Listening with headphones C
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Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service for this unit, check the chart below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple checks or a
minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore proper operation.
If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to the directory of
Authorized Service Centers (enclosed with this unit) to locate a convenient service center, or consult your dealer for instructions.
Problem
Probable cause(s)
Suggested remedy
Reference
page(s)
Problems common to all systems
ECO mode is on but the
display planel still lights up.
DEMO mode is on.
Turn DEMO mode off.
The location of the various
musical instruments is not
well defined.
The (+) and (–) connections to one of the
speakers are reversed.
Connect the speaker cords correctly.
The left and right sounds
are reversed.
The left and right connections to the
speaker are reversed.
Connect the speaker cords correctly.
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LOW frequency sounds
cannot be heard.
Either the left or the right LOW speaker
cable is not connected.
Connect the left and right speaker cables to
the LOW terminals.
6
When listening to the
external unit, the left and
right sounds are reversed.
The left and right connections to the
external unit are reversed.
Connect the external unit’s cord correctly.
There is no sound when a
source is being played.
The (+) and (–) wire of the speaker
cords are shorted.
Switch the system to the standby mode,
and reconnect the speaker cords so that they
are not shorted. Then switch on the power.
“ERROR” message appears
on the display.
Incorrect operation has been done.
Operate the unit correctly by following the
operating instructions.
“– – : – –” appears on the
display.
• You plugged the power cord in for the
first time.
• There was a power failure recently.
Set the time.
“F61” appears on the
display.
Check if the speaker cords have shorted.
If they are not shorted then there is a power
supply problem. Consult your dealer for
assistance.
10
6
7
6
11
Reference
While listening to FM broadcasts
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There is a “rushing noise”
during a stereo broadcast
which is not audible during
a monaural broadcast.
The transmitting station is a long distance
away.
If you are using an indoor antenna, change
to an outdoor antenna.
You hear excessive noise
during a stereo broadcast,
and occasionally the sound
disappears.
The installation location and orientation of
the antenna are unsuitable.
The stereo indicator
(“STEREO”) flickers and
does not light completely.
The transmitting station is a long distance
away.
The power of the TV set or VCR is ON.
Try switching off the TV set or VCR.
The sound during a stereo
broadcast is highly distorted.
There is a building or mountain nearby.
Use a high-grade outdoor antenna, and
install it in a good location, height, and
orientation for reception.
7
While listening to AM broadcasts
You hear an unusual beat
sound.
You are using the system at the same time
you are playing a TV set.
Switch off the TV set, or use the system
further away from it.
You hear a low-frequency
hum.
The antenna wire is near the power cord.
Separate the antenna wire from the power
cord.
7
Problem
Probable cause(s)
Suggested remedy
Reference
page(s)
When there is a television set nearby
The picture on the TV
disappears or stripes appear
on the screen.
The location and orientation of the antenna
are incorrect.
If you are using an indoor antenna, change
to an outdoor antenna.
The wiring at the back of the system is
unsuitable.
Separate the antenna wire of the TV set
from the system.
7
While using the cassette deck
Sound is low, intermittent,
poor quality, noisy, scratchy,
or unsteady.
Heads are dirty.
Clean the heads.
The deck does not enter the
recording mode.
The erase-prevention tabs are removed
from the cassette.
Attach tape to cover the space left by
removal of the erase-prevention tabs.
20
Set the disc with the label facing upward.
Wipe the disc with a soft cloth.
Replace the disc with a new one.
15
Replace the disc with a different one.
14
See below
While listening to compact discs
The display does not show
the correct indication. Disc
play does not start when
you press the play button.
The
The
The
The
The
disc
disc
disc
disc
disc
is
is
is
is
is
upside down.
dirty.
scratched.
badly warped.
a nonstandard one.
There is condensation inside the CD
changer.
Wait for 60 minutes before using the CD
player.
A certain music passage
can’t be played correctly.
The disc is dirty.
Wipe the disc with a soft cloth.
“TAKE OUT/DISC” appears
on the display.
There was a power failure or the power cord
was disconnected from the household AC
outlet
• during disc changing operation or
• when the disc tray is opened.
1. Press [f/7] to switch on the power.
The tray will open.
2. Take out CD from the tray if there is any,
then press [c] of [CD 1] to close
the tray. The system will restore normal
operation.
14
14
While using the remote control
The system cannot be
operated with the remote
control.
The batteries are installed in the reverse
polarity.
Re-insert the batteries in the correct
polarity.
5
The batteries are run-down.
Replace the batteries with new batteries.
5
Maintenance
To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth dipped in a soapand-water solution or a weak detergent solution.
• Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
• Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that came
with the cloth carefully.
For a cleaner crisper sound
Clean the heads regularly to assure good quality playback and
recording.
Use a cleaning tape (not included).
Reference
If the surfaces are dirty
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Technical specifications
AMPLIFIER SECTION SC-AK28
CD SECTION
GENERAL SC-AK28
RMS power output
THD 10%, both channels driven
(HIGH) 40 W per channel (6 Ω)
(LOW) 100 W per channel (6 Ω)
(TOTAL) 140 W per channel (6 Ω)
Input sensitivity
AUX
250 mV
Input Impedance
AUX
13.9 kΩ
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Decoding
16 bit linear
Beam source/wave length
Semiconductor laser/780 nm
Number of channels
Stereo
Frequency response
20 Hz–20 kHz (+1, –2 dB)
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Digital filter
8 fs
D/A converter
MASH (1 bit DAC)
Power supply
AMPLIFIER SECTION SC-AK18
RMS power output
THD 10%, both channels driven
60 W per channel (6 Ω)
Input sensitivity
AUX
250 mV
Input Impedance
AUX
13.9 kΩ
FM TUNER SECTION
Frequency range
87.50 – 108.00 MHz (50 kHz steps)
(For United Kingdom)
Sensitivity
1.8 µV (IHF)
S/N 26 dB
1.5 µV
(For Australia and New Zealand)
Sensitivity
2.5 µV (IHF)
S/N 26 dB
2.2 µV
Antenna terminal(s)
75 Ω (unbalanced)
AM TUNER SECTION
Frequency range
522 – 1629 kHz (9 kHz steps)
Sensitivity
S/N 20 dB (at 999 kHz)
560 µV/m
CASSETTE DECK SECTION
GENERAL SC-AK18
Power supply
SPEAKER SECTION SB-AK28
Type
3 way speaker system
Speaker(s)
Super Woofer
17 cm cone type
Woofer
12 cm cone type
Tweeter
6 cm cone type
Impedance
HIGH
6Ω
LOW
6Ω
Input power
HIGH
60 W (Music)
LOW
140 W (Music)
Output sound pressure level
87 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
150 Hz, 5 kHz
Frequency range
45 Hz–22 kHz (–16 dB)
55 Hz–20 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 220 x 330 x 302 mm
Weight
4.6 kg
AC 230–240 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption
152 W
Power consumption in standby mode
Eco mode on
0.4 W
Eco mode off
12 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 270 x 330 x 310 mm
Weight
6.9 kg
Notes:
1. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
2. Total harmonic distortion is measured by
the digital spectrum analyzer.
SPEAKER SECTION SB-AK18
Type
2 way 2 speaker system
Speaker(s)
Woofer
12 cm cone type
Tweeter
6 cm cone type
Impedance
6Ω
Input power
100 W (Music)
Output sound pressure level
85 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
5 kHz
Frequency range
45 Hz–22 kHz (–16 dB)
55 Hz–20 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 210 x 330 x 257 mm
Weight
3.0 kg
Reference
Track system
4 track, 2 channel
Heads
Record/playback Solid permalloy head
Erasure
Double gap ferrite head
Motor
DC servo motor
Recording system
AC bias 100 kHz
Erasing system
AC erase 100 kHz
Tape speed
4.8 cm/s
Frequency response
(+3 dB, –6 dB at DECK OUT)
NORMAL (TYPE I)
35 Hz – 14 kHz
HIGH (TYPE II)
35 Hz – 14 kHz
S/N
50 dB (A weighted)
Wow and flutter
0.18% (WRMS)
Fast forward and rewind time
Approx. 120 seconds with
C-60 cassette tape
AC 230–240 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption
170 W
Power consumption in standby mode
Eco mode on
0.4 W
Eco mode off
12 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 270 x 330 x 335 mm
Weight
8.2 kg
Environment friendly printed on chlorine free bleached paper.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Osaka 542-8588, Japan
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P1099GL1119
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