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Operating Instructions
CD Stereo System
Model No.
The illustrations show SC-AK340.
SC-AK340
SC-AK240
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
1 x AC power supply cord
Table of contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..3
Placement of speakers............................3
Getting started .........................................4
Overview of controls ...............................6
Discs .........................................................7
Cassette tape – Play and record ..........11
Radio.......................................................13
Microphone mixing................................14
Timer .......................................................15
Sound adjustment .................................16
External unit ...........................................17
Maintenance ...........................................17
When moving the unit ...........................17
Troubleshooting guide ..........................18
Specifications ........................................19
2 x Remote control batteries
1 x Power plug adaptor
1 x FM indoor antenna
1 x AM loop antenna
1 x Remote Control
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Operations in these instructions are described mainly
using remote control, but you can do the operations on
the main unit if the controls are the same.
Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these
operating instructions are of SC-AK340.
Your unit may not look exactly the same as illustrated.
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Dear customer
System
SC-AK340
SC-AK240
Main unit
SA-AK340
SA-AK240
Speakers
SB-AK340
SB-AK240
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Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these
instructions carefully.
These operating instructions are applicable to the following
systems.
AK340 : indicates features applicable to SC-AK340 only.
AK240 : SC-AK240 only.
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Inside of product
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Placement of speakers
AK240
• Keep your speakers at least 10mm away from the system for proper
ventilation.
• These speakers do not have magnetic shielding. Do not place them
near televisions, personal computers or other devices easily influenced
by magnetism.
• You can damage your speakers and shorten their useful life if you play
sound at high levels over extended periods.
• Reduce the volume in the following cases to avoid damage.
– When playing distorted sound.
– When adjusting the sound quality.
Caution
• Use the speakers only with the recommended system.
Failure to do so can damage the amplifier and speakers,
and can cause fire. Consult a qualified service person if
damage occurs or if a sudden change in performance is
apparent.
• Do not attach these speakers to walls or ceilings.
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Speakers are designed identically so that no left or right
channel orientation is necessary.
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Tweeter
You cannot take the front net off the speakers.
Use only the supplied speakers.
The combination of the main unit and speakers provide the best
sound. Using other speakers can damage the unit and sound
quality will be negatively affected.
Note:
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AK340
Place the front speakers so that the tweeter is on the
inside.
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Getting started
Step 1 - Making the connections
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Connect the AC power supply cord only after all other connections have been made.
5 Connect the AC power supply cord.
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.
Appliance inlet
Connector
1 Connect the AM loop antenna.
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If the power plug does not fit your socket, use the power plug
adaptor (included).
Stand the antenna
up on its base.
For your reference
To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long time,
unplug it from the household AC outlet. You will need to reset
some memory items after plugging in the unit.
Note:
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The included AC power supply cord is for use with this unit only.
Do not use it with other equipment.
2 Connect the FM indoor antenna.
Tape the antenna where reception is best.
Adhesive
tape
(L)
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(R)
To household AC outlet
4 Voltage selector.
Use a flat-head screwdriver to set the voltage
selector on the rear panel to the appropriate
position for the area in which this system is used.
3 Connect the speaker cords.
AK340
Grey
AK240
Red
Connect
the left (L)
side in the
same way
Connect
the left (L)
side in the
same way
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Red
Red (+)
Red (+)
Grey (+)
Black (–)
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Black (–)
Blue (–)
Blue
Black
Black
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Optional antenna connections
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Use outdoor antenna if radio reception is poor.
Note:
Disconnect the outdoor antenna when the unit is not in use. Do not use the outdoor antenna during a lightning storm.
FM outdoor antenna
AM outdoor antenna
FM outdoor antenna
(not included)
AM outdoor antenna (not included)
5-12 m
75 Ω coaxial cable
(not included)
Rear panel
of this unit
30 mm
Rear panel
of this unit
Shield braid
AM loop antenna
(included)
Core wire
• Disconnect the FM indoor antenna.
• The antenna should be installed by a competent
technician.
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15 mm
• Run a piece of vinyl wire horizontally across a window or
other convenient location.
• Leave the loop antenna connected.
■ Batteries
• Insert so the poles (+ and –) match those in the remote control.
• Remove if the remote control is not going to be used for a long period of time.
Store in a cool, dark place.
• Replace if the unit does not respond to the remote control even when held
close to the front panel.
• Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
• Mishandling of batteries in the remote control can cause electrolyte leakage,
which 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.
Do not:
• mix old and new batteries.
• use different types at the same time.
• heat or expose to flame.
• take apart or short circuit.
• attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese batteries.
• use batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
• put heavy objects on the remote control.
• spill liquids onto the remote control.
■ Use
Aim at the remote control sensor, avoiding obstacles, at a maximum range
of 7 m directly in front of the unit.
Refer to page 6 for the remote control sensor position.
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Step 2 - Inserting batteries into the remote control
Note:
DEMO function cannot be turned on when Dimmer is on.
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When the unit is first plugged in, a demonstration of its functions may be shown
on the display.
If the demo setting is off, you can show a demonstration by selecting “DEMO
ON”.
Press and hold [DISPLAY, –DEMO].
The display changes each time the button is held down.
NO DEMO (off) Ô DEMO ON (on)
While in standby mode, select “NO DEMO” to reduce power consumption.
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Step 3 - DEMO function
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Overview of controls
Main unit
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Refer to the numbers in parentheses for page reference.
AC supply indicator [AC IN]
This indicator lights when the unit is connected
to the AC power supply.
Remote control signal
sensor
Disc trays
1 Standby/on switch [y/l, POWER] (10, 18)
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.
Disc tray open/close (7)
Single disc change (8)
Multiple discs change (8)
Disc direct play (8)
Display panel
6 Disc play/pause (7)
2 Volume control
Microphone volume control (14)
3 Tuner/Band selection (13)
Headphone jack
(PHONES)
Avoid listening for
prolonged periods of
time to prevent hearing
damage.
Plug type: 3.5 mm stereo
(not included)
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Microphone jack (14)
Music port jack (17)
4 Music port selection (17)
Deck 1 open (11)
Disc skip/search, tape fast-forward/rewind,
tune/preset channel selection, time
adjustment (11)
7 Tape play (11)
Deck 2 open (11)
Stop (11)
Record (12, 17)
Display, demonstration (5)
Deck selection (11)
5 H.BASS selection (16)
Deck 2 cassette holder
(11)
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Deck 1 cassette holder (11)
To select the desired display during play mode.
Each time you press the button:
Normal = Reflection = (off)
AK340
Remote control
Buttons such as 1 function the same as the controls on the main unit.
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Sleep timer (16),
Auto off
Dimmer,
Play timer/record timer (15)
Clock/timer (15)
Disc (7)
Program (8, 13)
Numeric, characters (7, 9)
Play mode (7, 11, 13)
Repeat (9)
Delete (9)
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4
Album selection (7)
Intro selection (9)
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Marker memory/recall (9)
6
Display (8)
5
6
Stop/program clear (7, 9)
7
2
Disc skip/search, tape fastforward/rewind, tune/preset
channel selection, time
adjustment, cursor
(7, 9, 12, 13, 15)
Enter (8)
Title search (9)
This auto off function
allows you to turn off the unit in
disc or tape mode only after left
unused for 10 minutes.
• Press and hold [–AUTO OFF] to
activate the function.
• Press and hold [–AUTO OFF]
again to cancel.
• The setting is maintained even if
the unit is turned off.
To dim the display
panel.
Muting
Preset EQ (16)
To mute the sound.
• Press the button to activate.
• Press again to cancel.
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Discs
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF].
• During random play (\ see below, “Play Mode
function”), you cannot skip to tracks which have
been played.
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skip tracks
During 1-ALBUM and 1-ALBUM RANDOM mode,
track skipping can only be done within the current
album.
Numeric
buttons
search
through
tracks
Press and hold [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF] during
play or pause to search.
• During program play (\ page 8), or random play
(\ see below, “Play Mode function”), you can
search only within the track.
Play Mode function
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You can listen to specific discs and tracks.
Preparation
Select and play your desired disc.
Press [PLAY MODE] to select the desired mode.
Basic play
Mode
To play
1-DISC
one selected disc.
1 DISC
2
Press [0, OPEN/CLOSE] on the main unit to open
the tray.
The unit turns on, load a disc in the current tray with the
label facing up.
Press [0, OPEN/CLOSE] to close the tray.
Press [6, CD] to start play.
You can also press [DISC] and then [1] ~ [5] to select and
play the other loaded discs.
1-DISC RANDOM
one selected disc randomly.
1 DISC RND
ALL DISC
ALL-DISC
all loaded discs in succession from the
selected disc to the final disc.
Example: 4→5→1→2→3.
ALL-DISC RANDOM
all loaded discs randomly.
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ALL DISC RND
1-SONG
one selected track on the selected disc.
1-SONG
Press the numeric buttons to select the
track in the current disc.
Play starts from the selected track.
Current disc indicator
Press [ 7, CLEAR] during play.
Display when in the stop mode:
Example: “MP3” indicates the disc contains MP3
files.
Press [ALBUM (
or
)] to select the
album.
Press the numeric buttons to select the
track in the current album.
Play starts from the selected track.
1-ALBUM
1-ALBUM
Total number
of albums
pause play
Total number
of tracks
Press [6, CD] during play.
Press again to resume play.
skip album
Press [ALBUM (
or
)] to select the desired
album during play or when in stop mode.
Display when selecting in stop mode (example):
Current album
1- ALBUM RANDOM
1-ALBUM RND
one selected album on the selected disc.
or
)] to select the
Press [ALBUM (
album.
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Action
stop play
all tracks in one selected album
randomly.
or
)] to select the
Press [ALBUM (
album.
When playback ends
The current play mode will be retained in memory until it is
changed even if the unit is turned off.
Note:
You cannot use program mode together with “Play Mode function”.
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To
Number of tracks
in current album
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• This function does not work during 1-DISC
RANDOM and ALL-DISC RANDOM mode. It is
applicable only during program stop mode.
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Discs (Continued)
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• When track number 25 or greater is playing, remaining play time
display shows “– –:– –”.
• When a title is longer than 9 characters, it will scroll across the
display. The scrolling will start after every 3 seconds.
• “NO TAG” is displayed if titles with tags have not been entered.
• Maximum number of displayable characters: approximately 32
• This unit can display album, track and artist name with WMA tags
and MP3 ID3 tags (version 1.0 and 1.1).
• Titles containing text data that the unit does not support cannot be
displayed.
• ID3 is a tag embedded in MP3 track to provide information about
the track.
• Titles entered with 2-byte code cannot be displayed correctly on
this unit.
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Numeric
buttons
Advanced play
Program play
This function allows you to program up to 24 tracks.
1
2
3
4
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Changing multiple discs (MULTI CHANGE)
By main unit only
1
2
5
Press the button repeatedly to check and change
multiple discs.
• The tray with a disc being played will not open.
• If the player is stopped, all trays will open. To close the remaining
trays simultaneously, press [0, OPEN/CLOSE].
1
2
3
4
Changing a single disc (SINGLE CHANGE)
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By main unit only
While one disc is playing, you can change the discs in other
trays.
5
Press [0, SINGLE CHANGE].
Press [1 3 ~ 5 3] to select the desired tray.
6
Change the disc.
7
Press [0, SINGLE CHANGE] again to close the tray.
Checking the track information
You can select a desired disc display mode.
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Press [PROGRAM].
“PGM” appears.
Press [DISC] and then [1] ~ [5] to select the disc.
Press the numeric buttons to select your desired
track.
Repeat steps 3 to 4 to program other tracks.
Press [6, CD] to start play.
Press [0, MULTI CHANGE] to open the trays.
Note:
1
2
3
4
Press [6, CD] and then [7, CLEAR].
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Press [DISPLAY] during play or pause.
Press [DISC] and then [1] ~ [5] to select the disc.
Press [7, CLEAR].
Press [PROGRAM].
Press [ALBUM ( or )] to select your desired
album.
To select an album directly, press the numeric
buttons after pressing [ALBUM ( or )].
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF] to select the
track.
To select a track directly, press the numeric buttons
after pressing [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF].
Press [ENTER].
Repeat steps 4 to 6 to program other tracks.
Press [6, CD] to start play.
For two-digit track, press [h10] once then the two digits.
For three-digit track, press [h10] twice then the three digits.
To
Action
cancel
program mode
Press [PROGRAM] in the stop mode.
replay the
program
Press [PROGRAM] then [ 6, CD] in the stop
mode.
AK240
Elapsed
play time
Remaining
play time
➞
Album Name
➞
➞
Remaining play time
Tag (Track)
➞
➞
Tag (Artist)
➞
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Elapsed play time
Tag (Album)
➞
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Press [DISPLAY, –DEMO] on the main unit during play or
pause.
Track Name
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add to the
program
Action
Repeat steps 3 to 4 in the stop mode.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 in the stop mode.
check program
contents
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF] when
“PGM” is displayed in the stop mode.
The track number, program order and disc
number are displayed:
Track number
Program order
Advanced function (
only)
Album scan
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To
This function allows you to find an album by listening to the
first track of all albums in the current disc for 10 seconds
each.
1 Press [6, CD] and then [7, CLEAR].
2
3
Press [INTRO] to start the intro function.
While your desired album is playing, press [6, CD].
Intro mode is canceled and the playback continues.
INTRO function is canceled after playing the first track in
the last album.
To stop during the process, press [INTRO] or [7, CLEAR].
Note:
Press [7, CLEAR] in the stop mode. “CLEAR
ALL” is displayed. Within 5 seconds, press the
button again to clear all tracks.
Note:
• You cannot program CD-DA together with MP3 or WMA tracks.
• The program memory is cleared when you change a disc or open
the disc tray.
• You cannot program more than one disc for MP3 or WMA.
Repeat play
You can repeat program play or other selected play mode.
Press [REPEAT].
” is displayed.
“
To cancel
Press [REPEAT] again.
” is cleared.
“
Note:
You can use repeat mode with “Program play” (\ page 8) and “Play
Mode function” ( \ page 7).
Marking a track
Enables you to mark one track for each loaded disc so that
you can directly play the track later.
During play, press and hold the [MARKER] until “STORING”
blinks on the display to mark your favourite track.
Press [MARKER] during play or stop mode to recall and
play a marked track.
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clear all
programmed
tracks
Album/Track title search
This function enables you to search your desired album or
track.
1
2
3
Press [6, CD] and then [7, CLEAR].
For album title search, press [TITLE SEARCH] once.
For track title search, press [TITLE SEARCH] twice.
Press the numeric buttons repeatedly to select your
desired character then press [CURSOR ] to key in
the next character.
• You can enter up to 8 characters.
• To edit, press [CURSOR (
or
)] to revise any
characters.
• To delete, move the cursor over the character and then
press [DEL].
Numbered
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
h10
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Press [DEL] in the stop mode.
Characters
Numbered
Characters
buttons
1
6
MNO6
ABC2
7
PQRS7
DEF3
8
TUV8
GHI4
9
WXYZ9
JKL5
0
0
space ! ” # $ % & ’ ( ) ∗ + , – . / : ; = ? _ `
You can search for “<” or “>” by entering “(” or “)”.
The special characters will be displayed as below:
Characters
Main unit
display
Characters
!
,
”
–
#
.
Note:
$
/
• “NO MARKER” indicates that the marker in the current disc is
empty.
• The marker memory is cleared when you open the disc trays except
for the current disc which is in play or pause mode.
• This function does not work during any random/program mode.
%
:
&
;
’
=
(
?
)
_
∗
`
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clear the last
track
This function does not work during any random/program mode.
Main unit
display
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The program order is displayed followed by the
album number and track number.
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Some characters may not be displayed correctly due to
the recording format/software used.
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Discs (Continued)
NOTE on CDs
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• This unit can access up to 99 tracks.
• Choose disc with this mark.
• This unit can play MP3 or WMA files and CD-DA format audio
CD-R/RW that have been finalized.
• It may not be able to play some CD-R/RW due to the condition of
the recording.
• Do not use irregularly shaped disc.
• Do not use disc with labels and stickers that are coming off or with
adhesive exuding from under labels and stickers.
• Do not attach extra labels or stickers on the disc.
• Do not write anything on the disc.
Using DualDiscs
The “CD” sides of DualDiscs do not meet the CD-DA standard so it
may not be possible to play them on this unit.
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Not doing the following will cause damage to the unit.
• Press [y/I, POWER] to turn off the unit and remove the power
plug only after all the displays have disappeared.
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4
Press [ENTER].
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢,
previous or next match.
The match title is displayed.
Album title search
/ FF] to search for
Blinks to indicate album title search mode
Matched album title
• Always press [0, OPEN/CLOSE] to insert or remove a disc.
• Do not push or pull out the tray by hand as this will cause an
accident.
Track title search
Matched track title
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Blinks to indicate track title search mode
5
Press [6, CD] to start play from the album/track
found.
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This function does not work during any random/program mode.
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• Place the disc correctly label-up as shown in the diagram.
• Insert one disc into the tray.
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Cassette tape – Play and record
When “NOT MP3/ERROR1” appears on the display, an unsupported
MP3 format is being played. The unit will skip that track and play the
next one.
The buttons described for “Cassette tape – Play and
record” are mainly for the main unit unless indicated
otherwise.
Basic play
You can use either DECK 1 or DECK 2 for tape playback.
Use normal position tapes.
High position and metal position tapes can be played, but
the unit will not be able to do full justice to the characteristics
of these tapes.
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• Noise may occur when playing WMA files.
• This unit cannot play WMA files that are copy protected.
Limitations on MP3 or WMA play
• If you have recorded MP3 or WMA on the same disc as CD-DA,
only the format recorded in the first session can be played.
• Some MP3 or WMA may not be played due to the condition of the
disc or recording.
• Due to differences and variations of WMA tags, some files may not
play or display the tags’ information properly.
• Recordings will not necessarily be played in the order you recorded
them.
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• Files are treated as tracks and folders are treated as albums.
• This unit can access up to 999 tracks, 255 albums and 20
sessions.
• Disc must conform to ISO9660 level 1 or 2 (except for extended
formats).
• To play in a certain order, prefix the folder and file names with 3-digits
numbers in the order you want to play them.
2
Press [3, TAPE].
The unit turns on.
If a cassette was loaded, play starts automatically (One
touch play).
Press [0 OPEN] for DECK 1 or [OPEN 0] for DECK 2
and insert the cassette.
Insert with the side to be played facing towards you
and the exposed tape facing down. Close the holder by
hand.
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NOTE on MP3 or WMA
Front side
MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.
3
Press [3, TAPE] to start play.
To
Action
stop tape playback
Press [ 7, STOP].
fast-forward and
rewind
Press [4 / REW / ] or [ / FF / ¢].
select between
loaded decks
Press [DECK 1/2] (remote control :
[PLAY MODE]).
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Windows Media, and the Windows
logo are trademarks, or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other
countries.
WMA is a compression format
developed by Microsoft Corporation.
It achieves the same sound quality
as MP3 with a file size that is smaller
than that of MP3.
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• Tape playback is momentarily interrupted if you open the other
deck.
• Tapes exceeding 100 minutes are thin and can break or get caught
in the mechanism.
• Tape slack can get caught up in the mechanism and should be
wound up before the tape is played.
• Endless tapes can get caught up in the deck’s moving parts if used
incorrectly.
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Cassette tape – Play and record (Continued)
By remote control only
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record
specific
discs/tracks
1) Press [DISC] and then [1] ~ [5] to select
the disc.
Ensure disc is stopped.
2) Press [PLAY MODE] to select the desired
mode (\ page 7).
3)
For 1-ALBUM mode and 1-SONG mode:
or
)] to select the
Press [ALBUM (
album.
For 1-SONG mode:
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢,
select the track.
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Numeric
buttons
3
/ FF] to
Tape-to-tape recording:
➀ Press [3, TAPE] and then [7, STOP].
➁ Press [0 OPEN] for DECK 1 and insert the cassette
to record.
Press [¶, REC] to start recording.
Other basic operations
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Recording
Selection of tapes for recording
Use normal position tapes.
High position and metal position tapes can be used, but this
unit will not be able to record or erase them correctly.
Preparation
Wind up the leader tape so recording can begin
immediately.
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2
Press [OPEN 0] for DECK 2 and insert the cassette
to be recorded.
Insert with the side to be recorded facing towards you
and the exposed tape facing down.
Select the source to be recorded.
Radio recording:
Tune in the station. (\ page 13)
Disc recording:
➀ Insert the disc(s) you want to record.
Press [6, CD] and then [7, STOP].
➁ Prepare the desired disc recording mode.
To
record
programmed
tracks
Action
Perform steps 2 to 4 in “Program play”
(\ page 8).
Action
stop recording
Press [7, STOP].
record on the other
side of the tape
Turn the cassette over and press [¶, REC].
erase a recorded
sound
1) Press [ 3, TAPE] and then [7, STOP].
2) Insert the recorded tape into DECK 2.
Ensure there is no tape in DECK 1.
3) Press [¶, REC].
Note:
• Changes to volume and sound adjustments do not affect
recording.
• You cannot open DECK 1 while recording.
• You cannot fast-forward or rewind one deck while recording with
the other.
Erasure prevention
The illustration shows how to remove the tabs to prevent
recording. To record on the tape again, cover as shown.
Side A
Tab for side B
Tab for side A
To re-record
Normal cassette
Adhesive tape
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Perform steps 3 to 6 in “Program play”
(\ page 8).
To
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Radio
Up to 15 stations each can be set in the FM and AM bands.
Press [PLAY MODE] to select “MANUAL”.
Preparation
Press [TUNER, BAND] to select “FM” or “AM”.
To tune automatically
Press and hold [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF] until the
frequency starts changing rapidly. The unit begins auto
tuning, stopping when it finds a station.
• Auto tuning may be interrupted when there is excessive
interference.
• To cancel auto tuning, press [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF]
once again.
To improve FM sound quality
Press and hold [PLAY MODE] to display “MONO”.
To cancel
Press and hold [PLAY MODE] again until “MONO”
disappear.
• MONO is also canceled if the frequency is changed.
• Turn off “MONO” for normal listening.
Automatic presetting
1
2
1
Manual presetting
1
2
3
4
Press [PLAY MODE] to select “MANUAL”.
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢,
required station.
Press [PROGRAM].
/ FF] to tune to the
Press the numeric buttons to select a channel.
For channels 10 to 15 press [h10], then the two digits.
The station occupying a channel is erased if another
station is preset in that channel.
Selecting a preset station
Press the numeric buttons to select the channel.
OR
1
2
Press [PLAY MODE] to select “PRESET”.
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢,
channel.
/ FF] to select the
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2
Press and hold [TUNER, BAND].
After a few seconds the display changes to a flashing
display of the current minimum frequency.
Continue to hold down [TUNER, BAND].
• When the minimum frequency changes, release the
button. To return to the original step, repeat the above
steps.
• After changing the setting, previously preset frequency
will be cleared.
Press and hold [PROGRAM] to start presetting.
The tuner presets all the stations it can receive into the
channels in ascending order. When finished, the last station
memorized is tuned in.
AM allocation setting
By main unit only
This system can also receive AM broadcasts allocated in
10 kHz steps.
To change the step from 9 kHz to 10 kHz
Tune to the frequency where pre-setting is to begin.
DANSK
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF] to select the
frequency of the required station.
• “ ” is displayed when a stereo FM broadcast is being
received.
• “TUNED” is displayed when a radio station is tuned.
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Press [TUNER, BAND] to select “FM” or “AM”.
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1
2
3
Memory preset
FRANÇAIS
Manual tuning
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Microphone mixing
Record microphone mixing
ENGLISH
1
MIC
jack
2
3
DANSK
Microphone
(not
included)
FRANÇAIS
4
Press [OPEN 0] for DECK 2 and insert the cassette
to be recorded.
Insert with the side to be recorded facing towards you
and the exposed tape facing down.
Lower the volume with [MIC VOL], then connect the
microphone.
Select the music source:
When singing
along with
discs
Insert the desired disc (\ page 7).
When singing
along with
cassette
Insert the desired cassette into DECK 1
(\ page 11).
This is applicable only during stop mode.
When singing
along with
radio
Select your desired station (\ page 13).
When singing
along from
a portable
audio
equipment
Connect and prepare the audio equipment
(\ page 17)
Press [¶, REC] and start microphone mixing.
To record your voice
The buttons described for “Microphone mixing” are mainly
for the main unit unless indicated otherwise.
Enjoying the microphone mixing
You can enjoy microphone mixing from various music
sources (cassette, disc, radio or portable audio equipment).
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1
2
3
Firstly, lower the volume with [MIC VOL], connect the
microphone.
Plug type : 3.5 mm monaural
Start playing the music source.
1
2
3
4
Press [OPEN 0] for DECK 2 and insert the cassette
to be recorded.
Ensure that there is no tape in DECK 1.
Lower the volume with [MIC VOL], then connect the
microphone
Press [¶, REC] to start recording.
Speak through the microphone and adjust the
volume with [VOL UP] or [VOL DOWN] and
[MIC VOL].
Adjust the volume with [VOL UP] or [VOL DOWN] and
[MIC VOL] and sing along.
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Note:
• If a strange noise (howling) is emitted during use, move
the microphone away from the speakers, or turn down the
microphone volume.
• When you are not using the microphone, disconnect it
from the microphone jack, and turn down the microphone
volume level to “MIN”.
• Sound adjustments can be made using microphone mixing
but recording will not be affected.
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Timer
4
Setting the clock
Repeat steps 2 to 3 to set the finishing time.
1
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select “CLOCK”.
Each time you press the button:
CLOCK ➞ ˚ PLAY ➞ ˚ REC
ENGLISH
This is a 24-hour clock.
Finish time
Original display
no display (off)
6
Reset the clock regularly to maintain accuracy.
Using the play or record timer
You can set the timer to come on at a certain time to wake
you up (play timer) or to record from the radio or music port
source (record timer).
Play timer and record timer cannot be used together.
Turn the unit on and set the clock.
Timer
Action
Play timer
Prepare the music source you want to listen to;
cassette (DECK 2 has the priority), disc number
(1~5), radio or music port source, and set the
volume.
Record
timer
1
Check the cassette’s erasure prevention tabs
(\ page 12), insert the cassette in DECK 2 and
tune to the radio station (\ page 13) or select the
music port source (\ page 17).
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to select the timer function.
Each time you press the button:
CLOCK ➞ ˚ PLAY ➞ ˚ REC
Original display
2
˚PLAY : to set the play timer
˚REC : to set the record timer
(Proceed to the next step within 8 seconds )
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF] to set the
starting time.
Play timer indicator
DANSK
Displaying the clock
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] once when the unit is on or in standby
mode.
The time is displayed for a few seconds.
Note:
To activate the timer
and hold [– ˚PLAY/REC] to turn on your desired
5 Press
timer.
˚ PLAY ➞ ˚ REC
Press [y] to turn off the unit.
The unit must be off for the timers to operate.
Other basic operations
To
Action
change the
settings
Repeat steps 1 to 4 and 6 (\ see left and
above).
change the
source or
volume
1) Press and hold [– ˚PLAY/REC] to clear the
timer indicator from the display.
2) Make changes to the source or volume.
3) Do steps 5 to 6 (\ see above).
check the
settings
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] repeatedly to select
˚PLAY or ˚REC.
cancel
Press and hold [– ˚PLAY/REC] to clear the
timer indicators from the display.
FRANÇAIS
3
( Within 8 seconds or so )
Press [4, REW / ] or [¢, / FF] to set the time.
Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to finish setting the time.
If you use the unit after the timers are set
After using, check that the correct tape/disc are loaded
before turning the unit off.
Note:
• The play timer will start at the preset time with volume increasing
gradually to preset level.
• The record timer will start 30 seconds before the set time with the
volume muted.
• The timer comes on at the set time everyday if the timer is on.
• The unit must be in the standby mode for the timer to function.
• If you turn the unit off and on again while a timer is functioning, the
finish time setting will not be activated.
• If MUSIC PORT is selected as the source when the timer comes on,
the system turns on and engages MUSIC PORT as the source. If
you wish to playback or record from the portable audio equipment,
just activate the equipment’s play mode and increase the volume.
(See the portable audio equipment’s instruction manual.)
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Start time
Record timer indicator
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Press [CLOCK/TIMER] to confirm.
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Timer (Continued)
Sound adjustment
Selecting sound effects
Press [PRESET EQ] repeatedly to select your desired
setting.
HEAVY ➞ SOFT ➞ CLEAR ➞ VOCAL ➞ DISCO
DANSK
➞
FLAT (off)
HALL
➞
ENGLISH
Preset EQ
MUSIC
PORT
jack
Setting
Effect
HEAVY
Adds punch to rock
SOFT
For background music
CLEAR
Clarifies higher frequencies
LIVE
VOCAL
Adds gloss to vocal
DISCO
Produces sound with the same kind of lengthy
reverberations heard at a disco
LIVE
Makes vocals more alive
HALL
Adds an expansiveness to the sound to produce the
atmosphere of a great concert hall
FLAT
No effect
FRANÇAIS
Enhancing the bass sound
Using the sleep timer
This function enables you to turn off the unit automatically
after the set time.
Press [SLEEP] to select your desired time.
SLEEP 30 SLEEP 60 SLEEP 90
SLEEP OFF SLEEP 120
You can enhance low-frequency sound so that heavy bass
sound can be heard clearly, even if the acoustics of your
room are not optimal.
To activate
Press [H.BASS].
To cancel
Press [H.BASS] again.
Note:
The actual effect depends on the disc.
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Sleep timer indicator
To cancel
Press [SLEEP] to select “SLEEP OFF”.
Changing the remaining time
Press [SLEEP] to show the remaining time and press
[SLEEP] again to select your desired time.
Note:
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• The play and sleep timer or the record and sleep timer can be used
together.
• The sleep timer always has priority. Be sure not to overlap timer
settings.
• The sleep timer turns off when you perform the record function.
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External unit
Connecting to a portable audio equipment
ENGLISH
This feature enables you to enjoy music from a portable audio equipment.
Portable audio equipment
(not included)
Switch off the equalizer function (if there is any) of the
portable audio equipment before you plug into the MUSIC
PORT jack. Otherwise, sound from the speaker may be
distorted.
1
2
Plug the audio cord into the MUSIC PORT jack and
press [MUSIC P.].
Play the portable audio equipment. (See the portable
audio equipment’s instruction manual.)
Recording from a portable audio equipment
1
2
3
Press [MUSIC P.].
Play the portable audio equipment.
Press [¶, REC] on the main unit to start recording.
FRANÇAIS
Playing from a portable audio equipment
DANSK
Audio cord (not included)
Note:
All peripheral components and cables are sold separately.
If the surfaces are dirty
For a cleaner crisper sound (cassette deck)
To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
• Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this
unit.
• Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions
that came with the cloth carefully.
Clean the heads regularly to assure good quality playback
and recording. Use a cleaning tape (not included).
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Maintenance
When moving the unit
Remove all discs.
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Press [y/I, POWER] to turn the unit off.
Disconnect the AC power supply cord.
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Troubleshooting guide
DANSK
ENGLISH
Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you can’t fix the system as described below, or if something
not listed here occurs, refer to the enclosed directory to locate an Authorized Service Center convenient to you or
contact your dealer.
Reference pages are shown as black circled numbers 4.
Common problems
Although the unit is in standby mode, the
display lights up and changes continuously.
Turn off the demo function. 5
If you set the clock, demo function will be turned off automatically. &
No sound.
Sound stops.
Turn the volume up.
Switch off the unit, determine and correct the cause, then switch the unit on. Causes include
shorting of the positive and negative speaker wires, straining of the speakers through excessive
volume or power, and using the unit in a hot environment.
Sound is unfixed, reversed or comes from
one speaker only.
Check the speaker connections. 4
Humming heard during play.
An AC power supply cord or fluorescent light is near the cables. Keep other appliances and cords
away from this unit’s cables.
“ERROR” is displayed.
Incorrect operation performed. Read the instructions and try again.
“– –:– –” appears on the display at
standby mode.
You plugged the AC power supply cord in for the first time or there was a power failure recently.
Set the time. &
“F61” is displayed.
Check and correct the speaker cords connection. 4
If this does not fix the problem, there is a power supply problem. Consult the dealer.
Listening to the radio
Noise is heard.
The stereo indicator flickers or doesn’t light.
Sound is distorted.
Use an outdoor antenna. 5
A beat sound is heard.
Turn the TV off or separate it from the unit.
A low hum is heard during AM broadcast.
Separate the antenna from other cables and cords.
FRANÇAIS
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 TV antenna wire is too close to the unit. Separate the antenna wire of the TV set from the unit.
Using the cassette deck
Poor quality sound.
Clean the heads. )
Recording is not possible.
If the erasure prevention tabs have been removed, cover the holes with adhesive tape. #
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Playing discs
The display is wrong or play won’t start.
The disc may be upside down. !
Wipe the disc.
Replace the disc if it is scratched, warped, or non-standard.
Condensation may have formed inside the unit due to a sudden change in temperature. Wait for
about an hour for it to clear and try again.
The total number of tracks displayed
differs each time the same disc is inserted.
Unusual sound is heard.
The disc may be scratched, or its data may be defective. Replace the disc.
CD-RW cannot be read.
The disc was incompletely formatted. Use the recording equipment to fully format the disc before
recording.
“VBR–” is displayed instead of the
remaining play time.
The unit cannot display the remaining play time for variable bit rate (VBR) tracks.
Disc trays
Disc tray(s) cannot open.
“CHGR ERR ” is displayed.
Press [y/I, POWER] to release the jammed tray(s) as the unit will switch off. Switch it on again and
the tray(s) will initialize to the previous tray(s) condition.
If this still does not fix the problem, please consult the dealer.
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Remote control
Remote control doesn’t work.
Check that the batteries are inserted correctly. 5
Replace the batteries if they are worn.
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When the following situations occur, refer to the instructions below to reset the memory:
• There is no response when buttons are pressed.
• You want to clear and reset the memory contents.
To reset memory
1 Disconnect the AC power supply cord. (Wait at least 3 minutes before proceeding to step 2)
2 While pressing and holding down [y/I, POWER] on the main unit, reconnect the AC power supply cord.
“– – – – – – – – –” appears on the display.
3 Release [y/I, POWER].
All the settings are returned to the factory preset.
You will need to reset the memory items.
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Specifications
AMPLIFIER SECTION
AK240
RMS Output power
THD 10%, both channels driven
115 W per channel (3 Ω)
1 kHz
Total output power
230 W
FM/AM TUNER, TERMINALS
SECTION
Preset station
FM 15 stations
AM 15 stations
Frequency Modulation (FM)
Frequency range
87.50 to 108.00 MHz (50 kHz step)
Sensitivity
4.0 µV (IHF)
2.2 µV
S/N 26 dB
Antenna terminal(s) 75 Ω (unbalanced)
Amplitude Modulation (AM)
Frequency range
522 to 1629 kHz (9 kHz step)
520 to 1630 kHz (10 kHz step)
Sensitivity
S/N 20 dB (at 999 kHz)
560 µV/m
Music Port input jack
Terminal
Stereo, 3.5 mm jack
Sensitivity
100 mV, 4.7 kΩ
Phone jack
Terminal
Stereo, 3.5 mm jack
MIC jack
Terminal
Mono, 3.5 mm jack
Sensitivity
0.7 mV, 680 Ω
DISC SECTION
SPEAKER SECTION
Disc played [8 cm or 12 cm]
(1) CD-Audio (CD-DA)
(2) CD-R/RW
(CD-DA, MP3, WMA formatted disc)
(3) MP3/WMA
Bit rate
MP3, WMA
32 kbps to 320 kbps
Sampling frequency
MP3/WMA
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
CD-DA
44.1 kHz
Decoding
16 bit linear
Digital filter
8 fs
D/A converter
MASH (1 bit DAC)
Pick up
Wavelength
780 nm
Beam Source
Semiconductor laser
Audio output (Disc)
Number of channels 2(Stereo) (FL, FR)
Type
SPEAKER SECTION
AK340
Type
3 way, 3 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker(s)
Woofer
16 cm cone type
Tweeter
6 cm cone type
Super tweeter
Piezo type
Impedance
HIGH
3Ω
LOW
3Ω
Input power (IEC)
HIGH
110 W (Max)
LOW
110 W (Max)
Output sound pressure level
83 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
2.6 kHz, 10 kHz
Frequency range 37 Hz to 23 kHz (–16 dB)
44 Hz to 22 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 247 x 330 x 221 mm
Mass
3.4 kg
AK240
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2 way, 2 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker(s)
Woofer
16 cm cone type
Tweeter
6 cm cone type
Impedance
3Ω
Input power (IEC)
115 W (Max)
Output sound pressure level
83 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
4 kHz
Frequency range 38 Hz to 28 kHz (–16 dB)
55 Hz to 26 kHz (–10 dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 220 x 330 x 208 mm
Mass
2.8 kg
GENERAL
Power supply
AC 110 to 127/220 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
AK340 : 120 W
Power consumption
DANSK
AK340
RMS output power
THD 10%, both channels driven
1 kHz
(Low channel) 105 W per channel (3 Ω)
10 kHz
(High channel) 105 W per channel (3 Ω)
Total Bi-Amp power
420 W
AK240 : 95 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 250 x 330 x 343 mm
Mass
6.9 kg
Operating temperature range
+5 to +35 °C
Operating humidity range
5 to 90 % RH (no condensation)
Power consumption in standby mode: 0.6 W
Note:
1. Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Mass and dimensions are approximate.
2. Total harmonic distortion is measured by
the digital spectrum analyzer.
3. AK340 The labels “HIGH” and “LOW”
on the rear of the speakers refer to High
frequency and Low frequency.
FRANÇAIS
AMPLIFIER SECTION
CASSETTE DECK SECTION
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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
Erase system
AC erase 100 kHz
Tape speed
4.8 cm/s
Overall frequency response (+3 dB, –6 dB)
at DECK OUT
NORMAL
35 Hz to 14 kHz
S/N Ratio
50 dB (A weighted)
Wow and flutter
0.18% (WRMS)
Fast forward and rewind time
Approx. 120 seconds with
C-60 cassette tape
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Web Site: http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/
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