Yamaha MCX-C15 Owner's Manual

Yamaha MCX-C15 Owner's Manual
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MCX-C15
Distributed Audio Controller
MCX-C15
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OWNER'S MANUAL
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CONTENTS
FEATURES .............................................2
MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW.....3
ADVANCED OPERATIONS
SYSTEM OPTIONS ............................. 46
Auto Play function .................................. 46
Auto Level Control function................... 46
Selecting the output ................................ 47
Sleep mode.............................................. 48
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES..................5
DISPLAY SETTINGS.......................... 49
Before using the remote control ............... 6
Replacing the battery in the
remote control ...................................... 6
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ..........7
SYSTEM SETTINGS ........................... 51
Checking system information ................. 51
Resetting to the factory presets............... 52
CHECKING NETWORK
SETTINGS ........................................ 54
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
LISTENING TO MUSIC
TURNING ON THE POWER .............14
BASIC FUNCTIONS ............................15
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................... 55
QUICK MENU REFERENCE ............ 58
GLOSSARY .......................................... 59
SPECIFICATIONS .............................. 62
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
Using the remote control ........................ 15
Using the front panel controller.............. 15
Listening to songs stored on the server .. 16
Adjusting the volume ............................. 18
Adjusting the tone................................... 19
Switching the time display mode ........... 20
Repeat playback mode............................ 20
Random playback mode ......................... 21
Group playback mode............................. 22
ADVANCED
OPERATIONS
Front panel................................................ 7
Rear panel ................................................. 8
Bottom panel ............................................ 9
Remote control ....................................... 10
Front panel displays................................ 12
Adjusting the display contrast ................ 49
Screen Saver function ............................. 50
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
The server ................................................. 4
The client .................................................. 4
The amplifier ............................................ 4
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
HANDY FUNCTIONS..........................23
FAVORITES function............................ 23
Song statistics function........................... 28
Using playlists ........................................ 29
Recall Play function ............................... 30
Bookmark function ................................. 31
OFF Timer function................................ 34
ON Timer function ................................. 36
Broadcast function.................................. 38
LISTENING TO EXTERNAL
COMPONENTS ................................40
Listening to components connected
to the MCX-CA15.............................. 40
Listening to YAMAHA AV receiver radio
station presets ..................................... 41
Using YAMAHA AV link technology... 42
Listening to components connected
to the server ........................................ 44
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FEATURES
The MusicCAST MCX-C15 Distributed Audio Controller (hereafter, “the client”) is designed to work in
conjunction with the MusicCAST MCX-1000 Digital Audio Server (hereafter, “the server”) to allow you to
store and listen to your entire music collection. With multiple clients, you and others can simultaneously
access and enjoy your music collection from up to seven different locations. The client is designed to bring
you the following features:
◆ Instant access to all music data stored on an
MCX-1000 server
◆ Simultaneous playback from multiple locations
(when using multiple clients)
◆ Modern in-wall design with paintable face plate
to match every interior
◆ Easy-to-read LCD (128 x 32 dots)
◆ IR wireless remote control
◆ Repeat, Random, Bookmark and Auto Play
functions
◆ Four assignable FAVORITES buttons for direct
playback of your favorite music
◆ Playback and sleep timers
◆ Output selection mode for volume and tone
settings
◆ AV link functionality for integrated control of
YAMAHA AV receivers
About this manual
• y indicates a tip for your operation.
• This unit must be installed by a qualified technician as indicated in the Install Manual provided. Do not
attempt to install this unit yourself.
• For details regarding client installation and network configuration, refer to the Install Manual provided.
• This manual explains how to use the various functions of the client using the remote control. While many
functions are accessible from the client’s front panel, some functions are only accessible from the remote
control.
• This manual is printed prior to production. Design and specifications are subject to change in part as a result
of improvements, etc. In case of differences between the manual and the product, the product has priority.
Printing this manual
You can print out a copy of this manual for handy reference from the Owner’s Manual CD-ROM. Before
printing, check that the page settings are correct for your printer. The size of this manual can be adjusted for
printout on A4 and Letter size paper for easier reading.
This unit must be installed by a qualified technician as indicated in the Install Manual provided. Do not
attempt to install this unit yourself.
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MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW
Server (MCX-1000)
Client (MCX-C15)
Client (MCX-A10)
y
• You can combine up to seven wired and wireless connections as long as you use no more than five wireless
connections.
• Compared with wireless networks, wired networks can carry data over greater distances and to more clients.
The server supports simultaneous playback for seven clients over a wired network.
Notes
• The actual number of CDs the server can store depends on the format in which you choose to store songs.
Typically, the server can store approximately 1,000 CDs on its 80 GB hard disk drive if you choose to store
the songs in MP3 format only, or approximately 100 CDs in PCM format.
• The server can supply different songs to multiple clients simultaneously for up to seven clients via a
combination of wired and wireless connections. Depending on a number of factors, such as the playback
format you are using and the strength of the network signal available, it may be advisable to reduce the
number of clients to which the server is distributing music simultaneously if you encounter problems with
playback.
• To ensure smooth playback, select a low MP3 bitrate when storing songs. See “Setting the data storage
format” in the MCX-1000 Owner’s Manual, page 121.
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INTRODUCTION
With a variety of network configuration methods possible using a Local Area Network (LAN), the
MusicCAST system allows everyone in the family to store their music collection in one central location for
playback from other locations around your home. Once music data is stored, you can have fun creating
playlists, bookmark songs, and even register your favorite music for instant access at the press of a button.
The advanced MusicCAST system is comprised of a server and its connected clients, and the MCX-CA15
optional amplifier can be connected to provide power to speakers and external components.
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MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW
The server
MCX-1000 Digital Audio Server
The server can store approximately 1,000 music CDs in MP3 format or 100 music CDs in PCM format on its
internal hard disk drive for playback from the server or its connected clients. The server automatically stores
song, artist and album names as well as genre information for each CD during the recording process, allowing
easy access to your music without the need to enter any data manually. Once stored, songs can be selected,
sorted and played in a variety of quick and simple ways. The server can supply different songs to multiple
clients simultaneously, as well as supply songs in linear PCM format to one client at a time.
The client
MCX-C15
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MCX-C15 Distributed Audio Controller
(wired type)
MCX-A10 Digital Audio Terminal
(wireless or wired type)
Clients themselves do not store or record any music data. Instead, they connect to the server to retrieve stored
music. This allows you to install a server in your living room, and clients in your bedroom and children’s
rooms, and listen to music stored on the server from each of these locations. The client also allows you to
select, sort and play songs in a variety of the ways, just like the server.
The amplifier
MCX-CA15
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO IN
IR/CTRL
SW OUT
VIDEO OUT
DC IN 12V
STATUS
MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio
Amplifier
The MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio Amplifier can work as a stand alone amplifier for integration with your
existing audio system or paired with your client to complete the MusicCAST system. As a companion to your
client, the MCX-CA15 functions as a power amplifier and DC power distributor. It provides power to all
connected speakers, and can display your client’s on-screen display (OSD) on a TV or monitor connected to
the client. The MCX-CA15 is fully controllable from your client.
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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
INTRODUCTION
After unpacking, check that you received all of the following parts.
Remote control
Quick Manual
Install Manual
LIBRARY
UB
UB
VOL
MUTE
MCX-C15
Distributed Audio Controller
MCX-1000
MCX-C15
Distributed Audio Controller
MCX-CA15
Digital Audio Server
Distributed Audio Amplifier
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
QUICK MANUAL
INSTALL MANUAL
ATTENTION: These units must be installed by a qualified technician.
Do not attempt to install these units yourself.
SELECT
Upgrade CD-ROM
Owner’s Manual CD-ROM
(this manual)
AC adaptor (LSE0215C1240)
Power cable (1.6 m)
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
RANDOM
PAUSE
1
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
REPEAT
5
PLAY
7
6
GROUP
RECALL
S
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
I/O box
VIDEO OUT
IR OUT
AUDIO OUT
CONTROL OUT
+12V 20mA MAX
MCX-IB15
DC power cable (2 m) x 2
DC OUT
+12V GND +12V GND
CAT-5 cable (straight, 2 m)
DC IN 12V
AV IN
Spacers x 4
Note
Depending on the wiring configuration method used during installation, additional parts may be required.
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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Before using the remote
control
When the remote control is shipped, a thin piece of
plastic film is placed between the battery and remote
control circuitry to prevent operation during
shipping. You must remove this film before using
the remote control for the first time.
Replacing the battery in the
remote control
If you find that the remote control needs to be used
closer to the front panel than usual, the battery is
weak. Replace the battery with a new one.
1
Slide the battery holder out of the
remote control by pushing a pointed
object (such as a ball-point pen) into the
hole in the holder.
2
Remove the used battery and insert the
new one in the holder so that the “+”
(positive) mark faces upward.
3
Slide the holder back into the remote
control.
Note
The casing of the remote control is very stiff, and
may require significant pressure to remove the
battery holder.
6
■ Notes on the lithium battery
Please take care when using the lithium battery as it
may explode if mistreated.
• Please use a CR2025 lithium battery.
• Do not recharge the battery.
• Never abuse or disassemble the battery.
• When replacing the battery, make sure the
polarity is correct. If inserted incorrectly, it may
cause a fire or explosion.
• Avoid placing the lithium battery or the remote
control with the battery installed in places of
high temperature, such as in direct sunlight.
• Keep the battery out of reach of children. If
swallowed, seek medical help immediately.
• If the battery leaks, dispose of it immediately.
Avoid touching the leaked material or letting it
come into contact with clothing, etc. Skin
contact may result in burns. If this occurs, wash
the affected area with water promptly and seek
medical attention.
• When disposing of the battery, insulate it with
tape, etc. Never dispose of it in a fire. Further,
dispose of the battery according to local
regulations.
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
INTRODUCTION
Front panel
1
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3
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7
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1 Front panel display
Displays information on client settings and songs.
2 p / s (play/stop)
Starts and stops playback of the selected song.
3 MENU
Switches the on-screen display between the Menu
and Play Info screens each time this button is
pressed (see page 12).
Displays the clock in the front panel display when
this button is pressed twice in succession.
Displays the Top Menu screen when this button is
pressed and held for an extended period of time.
4 TIMER indicator
Lights up when the ON Timer or OFF Timer
function is activated (see pages 34 and 36).
4
8
9
5
button
Switches the client between the sleep and power on
modes.
Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset your system.
6 Controller
Moves the on-screen cursor and selects chosen
items in the on-screen display.
7 VOL – / VOL +
Increases or decreases the volume level of client
playback.
8 Remote control signal receiver
Receives infrared signals from the client remote
control.
9 FAVORITES (1 through 4)
Use to access your favorite music for instant
playback (see page 23).
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
Rear panel
DC IN
GND +12V
VIDEO OUT
1
1 VIDEO OUT jack
Connect to the video input on your TV or monitor to
view the content of the client’s front panel display.
2 +12V terminal
The supplied DC power cable must be connected to
this terminal by a qualified technician during
installation.
3 GND terminal
This terminal must be properly grounded by a
qualified technician during installation.
8
2
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
INTRODUCTION
Bottom panel
1
2
AV OUT
LAN
1 AV OUT terminal
Connect to the I/O box or MCX-CA15 using the
supplied CAT-5 cable (straight).
2 LAN terminal
Connect to a network using a commercially
available CAT-5 cable (straight).
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
Remote control
5 Cursor buttons u / d / j / i / SELECT
Moves the on-screen cursor and selects chosen
items in the on-screen display.
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LIBRARY
A
VOL
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4
FAVORITES
1
2
5
6
7
B
MUTE
3
4
SELECT
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
8
9
2
4
GROUP
0
7
5
PLAY
RANDOM
E
REPEAT
F
RECALL
G
3
STOP
6
GROUP
S
C
D
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
H
6 PLAY INFO.
Displays the Play Info screen on the on-screen
display (see page 12).
7 MENU
Switches the on-screen display to the Menu screen
when the Play Info screen is displayed (see
page 12).
Displays the clock in the front panel display when
this button is pressed twice in succession.
Displays the Top Menu screen when this button is
pressed and held for an extended period of time.
8 Playback control buttons
b/a
Access the previous/next song in the playback
group you are listening to.
e (PAUSE)
Pauses playback on the client.
w/f
Search backward/forward through the song you
are currently listening to.
1 Infrared window
Outputs infrared control signals to the client. Aim
this window at the client you want to operate.
2 LIBRARY
s (STOP)
Stops playback on the client.
p (PLAY)
Starts playback of the selected item.
Use to access the music stored on the server by
artist, album, genre, etc.
9 – (GROUP) / + (GROUP)
3 MUTE
0 OFF TIMER
Mutes the sound output by the client.
4 FAVORITES (1 through 4)
Use to access your favorite music for instant
playback (see page 23).
10
Access the previous/next playback group.
Activates the OFF Timer function (see page 34).
Press this button repeatedly to cycle through the
available timer settings.
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
INTRODUCTION
A
button
Switches the client between the sleep and power on
modes.
B VOL – / VOL +
Increases or decreases the volume level of client
playback.
C INPUT
Switches the client’s input source when using the
AV link function.
D BOOKMARK
Attaches or removes a bookmark from a song (see
page 31).
E RANDOM
Turns the Random playback mode on and off (see
page 21).
F REPEAT
Turns the Repeat playback mode on and off (see
page 20).
G RECALL
Use to start the Recall playback function (see
page 30).
H ON TIMER
Activates the ON Timer function (see page 36).
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
5 Mute icon
Front panel displays
Indicates that the client is muted.
6 Network connection icon
You can access all of the client’s functions and
parameters using the front panel display.
y
You can also output information appearing in the
client’s front panel display to your TV or monitor
using the VIDEO OUT jack (see page 8).
■ Menu screen
Library
Artists
Albums
7
Remote control
or
Displays the contents of the menu currently being
accessed.
4 56
Press MENU on the remote control or front panel to
display information about menus.
MENU
7 Menu display area
■ Play Info screen
3 456
1
2
Indicates that the client is currently connected to the
server.
MENU
Front panel
1
2
3
-00:00
Album / Artist
Song
Press PLAY INFO. on the remote control or MENU
on the front panel to display information on the song
your client is currently playing, or the last song
played if one is not currently being played.
PLAY
INFO.
or
MENU
1 Top bar
Displays the name of the menu currently being
accessed.
Remote control
Front panel
2 Cursor
1 Time counter
Indicates the currently selected menu.
Displays the amount of time that has elapsed since
playback of the song began or the time remaining
until playback is complete (see page 20).
3 Lock icon
You can lock clients from the server so that only the
volume and mute functions are controllable from the
client. When locked, the client displays the lock
icon in the top bar of the display. You can also
unlock clients from the server (see the MCX-1000
Owner’s Manual, page 93).
4 Playback icon
Indicates that a playback signal is being received
from an external source connected to the server
(including the tuner).
12
2 Album/artist name
Displays the name of the album or artist for the song
currently being played back.
3 Song name
Displays the name of the song currently being
played back.
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INTRODUCTION
4 Current action mode icon
Indicates the current action being taken by the
client.
s : Playback is stopped.
p : A song is being played back.
e : Playback is paused.
5 Repeat playback icon
Indicates that the client is in Repeat playback mode
(see page 20).
6 Random playback icon
Indicates that the client is in Random playback
mode (see page 21).
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TURNING ON THE POWER
When your client is ready for operation, turn on the
power.
The client has two operation modes:
On
The client is connected to a power
source and is in operation mode.
Sleep
The client is connected to a power
source and activates only when the
unit is operated or it receives an
infrared signal from the remote
control.
In this mode, this unit consumes a
small amount of power in order to
receive infrared signals from the
remote control.
Before proceeding, make sure the power to
the MCX-1000 server is turned on.
1
Press
on either the remote control
or front panel.
The client turns on and the MusicCAST Startup
screen is displayed.
2
The client attempts to connect to the
server, and the following screen is
displayed.
MCX-3 WD01440
1
LIBRARY
VOL
Connecting...
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
5
PLAY
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
3
If the client is able to make a
connection, the Top Menu screen
appears and the network connection
icon appears in the top right corner of
the display.
Network
connection icon
or
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
MCX-C15
MENU
VOL
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1
2
3
FAVORITES
If the client is unable to connect to the server, it
continues displaying the “Connecting...”
message. Press any button on the client to
cancel the connection process, then check that
your client network connection settings are
correct (see page 54).
4
Note
If no operation is performed for 30 minutes, the
client automatically switches to sleep mode. Press
SELECT or
to reactivate the client.
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BASIC FUNCTIONS
Using the remote control
The remote control transmits a directional infrared
beam. Be sure to aim the remote control directly at
the remote control signal receiver on the front panel
during operation.
Moving the controller in the directions indicated on
the front panel of the client performs the same
action as pressing the equivalent cursor key on the
remote control. For example, pushing the client
controller upwards produces the same result as
pressing u on the remote control. Pushing the
controller directly into the front panel has the same
effect as pressing SELECT on the remote control.
MENU
VOL
1
2
3
4
FAVORITES
Within 7 m (23 ft)
of the remote
control signal
receiver
30
30
MCX-C15
Controller
MENU
VOL
1
2
3
4
LIBRARY
VOL
FAVORITES
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
5
PLAY
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
■ Handling the remote control
•
•
•
Do not spill water or other liquids on the remote
control.
Do not drop the remote control.
Do not leave or store the remote control in the
following types of conditions:
– high humidity, such as near a bath
– high temperature, such as near a heater or
stove
– extremely low temperatures
– dusty places
CAUTION
•
•
If remote control operation of this unit causes
abnormal operation of any other component,
change the placement of that component.
Make sure the remote control signal receiver is
not exposed to direct sunlight or strong light.
Such exposure may inhibit the remote control’s
functionality.
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LISTENING TO
MUSIC
MCX-C15
Using the front panel
controller
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BASIC FUNCTIONS
Listening to songs stored on
the server
Two kinds of files are available for playback from
your client: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) and
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation).
MP3 files do not take up a large amount of space,
enabling you to store approximately 1,000 CDs on
the server.
PCM files provide better sound quality during
playback, they require large amounts of space. You
can store approximately 100 CDs in PCM format.
The client displays an “*” (asterisk) next to the
names of songs stored in this format. If the server is
set to distribute PCM files, you can play back PCM
files on one client at a time. For details, see the
MCX-1000 Owner’s Manual, page 125.
The steps below describe how to access a song
directly from the “Artists” library, but can also be
used to choose songs from the following libraries:
Artists
Albums
Genres
All Songs
To search for songs by artist.
To search for songs by album.
To search for songs by genre.
To display a list of all
registered songs in
alphabetical order.
To view all registered playlists.
To view statistics on songs that
have been played.
To view bookmarked songs.
To select an optical, coaxial or
analog input source connected
to the server or an AV receiver
connected to the server.
Playlists
Song Statistics
Bookmarks
External Inputs
■ Playback groups
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
The client retrieves and plays back music files
stored on the server. You can play back songs
grouped by artist, album or genre, as well as play
back songs at random, from pre-chosen lists or in
playback groups. Playback groups are defined by
your playback selection. For example, selecting an
album from the “Albums” menu for playback sets
albums as the playback group. Further, you can
choose to play back groups repeatedly (page 20),
play back songs at random from within a playback
group (page 21), or play back all of the songs in the
currently selected group (page 22).
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
2-7
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
4-6
7
REPEAT
PLAY
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
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3
Press u / d to choose “Artists” and
press SELECT.
Library
Artists
Albums
Press u / d to choose an artist.
Press SELECT to display all of the albums
assigned to the artist.
Press p to begin playback of all songs by the
selected artist in alphabetical order.
Artists
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen
Press j if you want to return to the List
screen.
y
When playback is finished, the client begins
playback of the next song stored in the selected
library.
■ To stop playback
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
4
7
Press s .
STOP
5
or
Remote control
Front panel
■ To pause playback
Press e . Press e again to resume playback.
5
Press u / d to choose the name of the
album you want to listen to.
Press SELECT to display all of the songs on the
album.
Press p to begin playback of the entire album.
Artists-Albums
Born To Run
Darkness On The Edge O
6
Press u / d to choose a specific song
and press SELECT or p to begin
playback.
Artists-Songs
Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze Ou
PAUSE
2
Remote control
■ To search within a song
Press f to search forward during playback. To
search backward, press w . You cannot search
any farther than the beginning or end of a song using
these buttons.
While f or w is pressed, no sound is output
by the client. However, this is not a malfunction.
4
Remote control
and
6
Remote control
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
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■ To skip songs
Playback skips to the next song each time you press
a . To skip to the beginning of the song currently
being played, press b once. To skip to the
beginning of the previous song, press b twice.
You cannot skip through songs when playback is
paused or stopped.
Adjusting the volume
Use the following procedure to increase or decrease
the volume level of the output from the client.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
VOL – / VOL +
buttons
MUTE
1
3
and
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
Remote control
Remote control
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
4
GROUP
Press + (GROUP) to skip to the next item in the
playback group (see “Playback groups”, page 16).
Press – (GROUP) to skip to the previous item. If
only one item is registered in a playback group,
pressing – (GROUP) / + (GROUP) does not have
any effect.
GROUP
7
3
5
6
STOP
■ To skip playback groups
GROUP
RANDOM
2
and
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
or
S
Remote control
Remote control
S
MCX-C15
■ To display song information
MENU
VOL
Press PLAY INFO. during playback to switch to the
Play Info screen.
1
2
3
4
VOL – /
VOL +
buttons
FAVORITES
PLAY
INFO.
Remote control
Press VOL + or VOL – to increase or
decrease the volume level.
The volume level changes accordingly.
Note
You can control the volume output level of
registered YAMAHA AV amplifiers via an IR
flasher using the client’s remote control. For details,
see page 42.
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4
Adjusting the tone
You can adjust the nature of the sound output by the
client. You can change these settings to create sound
with strong deep bass, or to emphasize the treble.
Press i to increase the value of the
setting, and press j to decrease the
value.
Press SELECT or MENU to confirm the value
you have set and return to the Tone screen.
Treble
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VOL
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-4
SELECT
1
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
0.0dB
MUTE
Bass
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
0.0dB
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Tone” and press
SELECT.
Top Menu
Input
Tone
3
Press u / d to choose “Treble” or
“Bass” and press SELECT.
Tone
Treble
Bass
Treble Adjusts the treble for sound output by
the client.
Bass
Adjusts the bass for sound output by
the client.
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BASIC FUNCTIONS
Switching the time display
mode
You can change the time display on the Play Info
screen so that it displays either the time elapsed
since playback began for the song currently being
played, or the time remaining until playback of the
song is complete.
Repeat playback mode
You can use this function for repeated playback of a
single song or all of the songs in a playback group.
For a detailed description on playback groups, see
page 16.
■ Remote control operation
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
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VOL
LIBRARY
MUTE
VOL
FAVORITES
MUTE
1
2
3
4
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
2-5
SELECT
1
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
4
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
INPUT
PAUSE
1
1
BOOKMARK
STOP
GROUP
REPEAT
GROUP
S
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
2
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play
Info screen during playback, then press
i.
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
1
Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play
Info screen during playback.
2
Press REPEAT repeatedly to switch
between the Repeat playback modes.
When the Repeat playback mode is activated,
the repeat playback mode indicator appears in
the top bar of the front panel display.
REPEAT
2
Press u / d to choose “Time” and
press SELECT.
Group
Bookmark
Time
3
SINGLE
OFF
ELAP
Press u / d to choose a time mode.
ELAP
REM
Displays the time elapsed since the
beginning of the song.
Displays the time remaining until the
end of the song.
4
Press SELECT to confirm.
5
Press j to return to the Play Info screen.
Repeat playback mode indicator
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
Each time you press REPEAT, the Repeat
playback mode indicator changes as follows:
/ ALL
Repeatedy plays back all
songs in the currently selected
group.
/ SINGLE
Repeatedly plays back the
currently selected song.
Turns off Repeat playback
mode.
(no icon) /
OFF
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■ Front panel operation
Random playback mode
You can use this function for random playback of
songs within the selected playback group.
y
MCX-C15
2-5
MENU
VOL
1
2
3
■ Remote control operation
4
FAVORITES
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VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
1
Press MENU to display the Play Info
screen during playback, then move the
controller towards i .
2
3
4
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
Move the controller towards u or d to
choose “Repeat” and press SELECT.
Repeat
Random
Group
3
OFF
OFF
ALL
Move the controller towards u or d to
choose “ALL”, “SINGLE” or “OFF”.
3
5
6
STOP
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
2
RANDOM
2
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
PLAY
GROUP
S
2
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play
Info screen during playback.
2
Press RANDOM repeatedly to switch the
mode on and off.
If you activated the Random playback mode,
the Random playback mode indicator lights in
the top bar of the front panel display.
RANDOM
4
Press SELECT to confirm.
5
Move the controller towards j to return
to the Play Info screen.
Random playback mode indicator
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
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LISTENING TO
MUSIC
1
To choose a playback group, press p in step 4 or 5
in “Listening to songs stored on the server”
(page 16).
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■ Front panel operation
Group playback mode
You can use this function to define the range of
songs for playback when using the normal playback
mode, Repeat playback mode (page 20) and
Random playback mode (page 21).
MCX-C15
2-5
1
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
MENU
VOL
VOL
MUTE
1
2
3
4
FAVORITES
1
FAVORITES
2
3
4
2-5
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
1
Press MENU to display the Play Info
screen during playback, then move the
controller towards i .
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
2
3
5
22
OFF
OFF
ALL
Enables Random playback mode
Disables Random playback mode
3
5
6
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play
Info screen during playback, then press
i.
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
2
Move the controller towards u or d to
choose “ON” or “OFF”.
ON
OFF
4
GROUP
Move the controller towards u or d to
choose “Random” and press SELECT.
Repeat
Random
Group
RANDOM
2
STOP
4
Press u / d to choose “Group” and
press SELECT.
Repeat
Random
Group
3
Press SELECT to confirm.
OFF
OFF
SINGLE
Press u / d to choose “SINGLE” or
“ALL”.
SINGLE Plays all of the songs in the
currently selected group (album,
artist or genre).
ALL
Plays all of the songs in the
currently selected group (album,
artist or genre), then advances to the
next group.
Move the controller towards j to return
to the Play Info screen.
4
Press SELECT to confirm.
5
Press j to return to the Play Info screen.
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FAVORITES function
■ To assign songs stored in a server
library:
The FAVORITES buttons (1 through 4) enable you
to access your favorite music for instant playback at
the touch of a button. Each FAVORITES button can
be used in one of three ways:
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
Before you can use a FAVORITES button, an item
must be assigned to that button. The following
examples show you how to assign the four item
types available.
1
4
7
2-6
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
Notes
• If a FAVORITES button that has not yet been
assigned is pressed, the message “Not assigned”
appears briefly in the front panel display.
• If a FAVORITES button is pressed while the client
is in sleep mode, the client turns on and starts
playback automatically.
• When using an external component, always make
sure it is connected properly and the power is
turned on. Playback may not start automatically
when you press the appropriate FAVORITES
button with some external components. In this
case, you must start playback manually from the
external component.
3
SELECT
Method 2:
To switch playback to a radio station broadcast
being received on a YAMAHA AV receiver
connected to the server (page 24).
Method 3:
To switch playback to the audio signal being input
from an external component connected to the server
(page 25).
2
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
Method 1:
To assign playback of songs stored in a server
library (page 23).
3
Press u / d to choose “Artists” and
press SELECT.
Library
Artists
Albums
4
Press u / d to choose an artist.
Artists
Avril Lavigne
Bob Dylan
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5
Press i to display the Favorites
registration screen.
■ To assign radio stations preset on
YAMAHA AV receivers:
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Set "Favorites"
Assign to
FAV
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
6
Press u / d to choose a FAVORITES
button (1 through 4) and press SELECT.
The display returns to the previous screen, and
the number of the FAVORITES button you
registered appears to the left of the name of the
artist.
Set "Favorites"
Assign to
FAV
1
Press the FAVORITES button you
selected in step 6 to start playback of
the songs stored on the server.
The Play Info screen appears and playback
starts.
GROUP
24
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
3
Press u / d to choose “External Inputs”
and press SELECT.
Library
Bookmarks
External Inputs
4
If another item was previously assigned to the
FAVORITES button you selected here, that
assignment is automatically cancelled when you
press SELECT in step 6 above.
INPUT
PAUSE
1
STOP
00:10
Let Go / Avril Lavigne
Anything But Ordinary
Note
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
4
Artists
1Avril Lavigne
Bob Dylan
7
9
2-8
Press u / d to choose “AV Receiver”
and press SELECT.
External Inputs
Analog
AV Receiver
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5
Press u / d to choose a preset group
and press SELECT.
9
External Inputs
Preset A
Preset B
Press u / d to choose the station you
want to access.
External Inputs
Station 1
Station 2
7
Play Info
External Inputs
[A2] Station 2
Press i to display the Favorites
registration screen.
Set "Favorites"
Assign to
FAV
Notes
•
•
If another item was previously assigned to the
FAVORITES button you selected here, that
assignment is automatically cancelled when you
press SELECT in step 8 above.
If no YAMAHA AV receiver is connected to the
server, the message “Receiver unavailable” is
displayed briefly in the front panel display.
■ To assign external components
connected to the server:
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8
Press u / d to choose a FAVORITES
button (1 through 4) and press SELECT.
The display returns to the previous screen and
the number of the FAVORITES button you
registered appears to the left of the name of the
AV amplifier.
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
Set "Favorites"
Assign to
FAV2
External Inputs
Station 1
2Station 2
7
2-6
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
25
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
6
Press the FAVORITES button you
selected in step 7 to start radio
broadcast playback on your AV receiver.
The Play Info screen appears and playback
starts.
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2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
6
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
3
Press u / d to choose a FAVORITES
button (1 through 4) and press SELECT.
The display returns to the previous screen, and
the number of the FAVORITES button you
registered appears to the left of external input
source.
Set "Favorites"
Assign to
FAV3
Press u / d to choose “External Inputs”
and press SELECT.
Library
Bookmarks
External Inputs
4
Press u / d to choose “Optical”,
“Coaxial” or “Analog”.
External Inputs
Optical
Coaxial
5
External Inputs
3Optical
Coaxial
Press i to display the Favorites
registration screen.
7
Press the FAVORITES button you
selected in step 6 to start audio
playback from the connected
component.
The Play Info screen appears and playback
starts.
Play Info
External Inputs
Optical
Set "Favorites"
Assign to
FAV
Note
If another item was previously assigned to the
FAVORITES button you selected here, that
assignment is automatically cancelled when you
press SELECT in step 6 above.
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
■ To clear FAVORITES button
assignments
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4
Press u / d to choose “Clear FAV1”,
“Clear FAV2”, “Clear FAV3”, “Clear
FAV4” or “Clear All” and press SELECT.
The appropriate assignment is cleared.
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
4
GROUP
7
3
REPEAT
5
PLAY
Clear FAV1
RANDOM
2
STOP
6
GROUP
S
Clear FAV2
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
Clear FAV3
Clear FAV4
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Clear All
Clears the assignment for
FAVORITES button 1.
Clears the assignment for
FAVORITES button 2.
Clears the assignment for
FAVORITES button 3.
Clears the assignment for
FAVORITES button 4.
Clears the assignments for all
FAVORITES buttons.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Press u / d to choose “Favorites” and
press SELECT.
Setup
Screen Saver
Favorites
27
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
2-4
SELECT
Favorites
Clear FAV
Clear FAV2
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Song statistics function
3
You can display statistical data about the songs and
albums stored on the server.
Library
Playlist
Song Statistics
The following statistical data is available:
Times played:
Displays songs in order of the number of times they
have been played.
4
Recently played songs:
Displays songs in order starting with the most
recently played.
5
MCX-3 WD01440
Press u / d to choose the statistic you
want to view and press SELECT.
Song Statisti...
Times played
Recently played songs
Recently stored albums:
Displays albums in order starting with the most
recently stored on the server.
LIBRARY
Press u / d to choose “Song Statistics”
and press SELECT.
VOL
MUTE
Press u / d to choose a song or album
and press SELECT.
Playback of the song or album begins.
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
28
Times played
She's the One
Born to Run
2-5
SELECT
y
If you selected “Recently stored albums” in step 4,
choose a song and press SELECT to start playback.
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Using playlists
You can make up to 1,007 lists (playlists) of your
favorite songs from the server (see the MCX-1000
Owner’s Manual, page 45). The server classifies
these playlists and divides them into groups. The
server can store up to ten different groups,
commonly referred to as “collections”, which you
can access from the client.
Playlists
Collections 1
Collections 2
5
You cannot alter playlists from the client.
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
Note
Press u / d to choose a collection of
playlists and press SELECT.
The playlists registered in the collection are
displayed.
Press u / d to choose a playlist and
press SELECT.
Playlists-List...
Playlist (1)
Playlist (2)
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LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
1
The display changes to show the songs
registered to the playlist. An “L” is displayed
next to albums, an “A” next to artists, and a “G”
next to genres that are linked to the playlist.
2-6
SELECT
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
6
Press u / d to choose a song and press
SELECT.
Playback of the song you selected begins.
Press j to return to the list of songs.
y
• When playback of the song you select is finished,
playback of the next song in the playlist begins.
• If you want to play back all of the songs in a
playlist, press p at the end of step 5.
• You can copy the contents of your client’s
bookmark list to create a playlist (page 32).
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
3
Press u / d to choose “Playlists” and
press SELECT.
Library
All Songs
Playlists
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Recall Play function
You can use this function to continue listening to the
song currently being played back from the client or
the server on another client. This is handy if you
need to move from room to room.
Notes
• Only those clients registered on the server are
available for use with the Recall Play function. For
details, see the MCX-1000 Owner’s Manual (page
106).
• If no song is currently being played back on the
source component, the destination component
recalls playback information from the point at
which playback was last stopped on the source
component.
• You cannot recall playback information from the
server when it is playing back a CD, MP3 CD or a
song recorded from an external device.
• The destination component can recall playback
modes such as Random, Repeat, and Broadcast
from the source device.
• Operating the source component after you activate
the Recall Play function does not affect playback
on the destination component.
Press u / d to choose “Recall Play” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
3
Press u / d to choose the client from
which you want to recall playback and
press SELECT.
Recall Play
Server
Client 1
To cancel Recall Play, press j to return to the
previous screen.
y
You can edit the names of the clients listed in the
Recall Play screen. For details, see the MCX-1000
Owner’s Manual, page 95.
■ To recall playback from the server
MCX-3 WD01440
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VOL
■ To recall playback from another
client
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-3
SELECT
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
1
VOL
MUTE
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
STOP
4
GROUP
2,3
SELECT
1
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
30
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
4
3
5
6
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
PLAY
BOOKMARK
STOP
5
7
RECALL
4
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
2
Press u / d to choose “Recall Play” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
Press u / d to choose “Server” and
press SELECT.
Recall Play
Server
Client 1
When you bookmark your favorite songs, they are
stored in a temporary list for easy access. The list
can hold up to 999 bookmarked songs and can be
copied to create a playlist at any time. This enables
you to preserve multiple lists of your favorite songs.
A checkmark is displayed next to all bookmarked
songs for easy identification.
■ Setting a bookmark
You can set a bookmark whenever the Play Info
screen or a menu list is displayed.
MCX-3 WD01440
To cancel Recall Play, press j to return to the
previous screen.
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
■ Using shortcut keys to start recall
playback
3
4
SELECT
BOOKMARK
You can use the keys on the client’s remote control
to start recall playback without using the menus in
the front panel display.
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
RANDOM
PAUSE
1
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
7
5
PLAY
BOOKMARK
button
REPEAT
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold RECALL.
RECALL
Press BOOKMARK to bookmark the song.
A check mark (✔) appears next to the song name.
To remove the bookmark, press BOOKMARK once
more.
2
Press one of the following:
Shortcut
key
+ (S)
b (1)
e (2)
a (3)
w (4)
s (5)
f (6)
– (7)
Source
component
Server
Client 1
Client 2
Client 3
Client 4
Client 5
Client 6
Client 7
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
A bookmarked song in the Play Info screen
Artist-Songs
Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
A bookmarked song in the Menu screen
y
You can press BOOKMARK with an album selected
to bookmark the entire album. However, you cannot
remove bookmarks in the same way. Bookmarks
must be removed for each song individually.
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LISTENING TO
MUSIC
3
Bookmark function
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
■ To play bookmarked songs
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-5
SELECT
1
■ To copy the bookmark list to a
playlist
You can copy the entire content of your client
bookmark list to a playlist. This makes your
bookmark list readily available for playback from all
other clients in your MusicCAST system as well as
from the server.
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
MCX-3 WD01440
INPUT
LIBRARY
RANDOM
PAUSE
1
2
3
VOL
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
5
PLAY
6
GROUP
S
MUTE
FAVORITES
RECALL
1
2
3
4
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
2,3
SELECT
1
2
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
GROUP
3
5
6
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Edit Bookmark”
and press SELECT.
Press u / d to choose “Bookmarks”
and press SELECT.
Press u / d to choose a song and press
SELECT.
Playback of the selected song begins.
Bookmarks
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
Like A Rolling Stone
32
RANDOM
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Recall Play
Edit Bookmark
3
5
INPUT
PAUSE
1
4
Library
Song Statistics
Bookmarks
4
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
STOP
4
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
3
BOOKMARK
Press j to return to the list of songs.
Press u / d to choose “Copy to
Playlist” and press SELECT.
Edit Bookmark
Copy to Playlist
Clear All
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4
Press p to create the playlist.
The client creates a new playlist in the default
collection (“Collection 1”) on the server, and
the display returns to the Edit Bookmark
screen.
■ To clear all bookmarks
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
Press PLAY to copy,
< to cancel.
2
3
4
2,3
SELECT
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
4
Edit Bookmark
7
PLAY
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
Please wait.
Playlist Name:
'04/ 3/24 11:53
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Edit Bookmark”
and press SELECT.
Top Menu
Recall Play
Edit Bookmark
To cancel without copying the bookmark list,
press j .
3
Press u / d to choose “Clear All” and
press SELECT.
Edit Bookmark
Copy to Playlist
Clear All
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
4
Press p to erase the bookmark list.
The following screens appear in order.
Press PLAY to clear,
< to cancel.
OFF Timer function
You can activate this function so that the client
switches off automatically after the specified period
of time. For example, this function is handy if you
want to listen to music while going to sleep.
y
Press PLAY to clear,
Please wait.
The ON Timer and OFF Timer functions can be
used simultaneously.
■ To activate the OFF Timer function
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
Edit Bookmark
Copy to Playlist
Clear All
3
4
2-5
SELECT
1
To cancel without erasing the bookmark list,
press j .
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
y
Erasing the list of bookmarks after copying it to a
playlist allows you to start creating a new bookmark
list.
2
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Press u / d to choose “OFF Timer” and
press SELECT.
Setup
OFF Timer
ON Timer
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
4
Press u / d to choose the desired
number of minutes before the client
automatically switches to sleep mode.
You can choose from the following settings:
OFF, 30min, 60min, 90min, 120min.
■ To switch the OFF Timer function
on and off
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
OFF Timer
OFF
30min
2
3
4
SELECT
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
5
4
Press SELECT to confirm the setting.
OFF Timer
OFF
30min
After a small delay, the display returns to the
Setup screen and the TIMER indicator lights.
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
GROUP
OFF TIMER
button
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
Press OFF TIMER repeatedly.
The OFF Timer screen appears briefly in the front
panel display. Each time OFF TIMER is pressed, the
screen scrolls to the next setting.
You can choose from the following settings:
OFF, 30min, 60min, 90min, 120min.
OFF TIMER
Edit Bookmark
OFF Timer:
OFF
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
3
ON Timer function
You can use this function to set the client to
automatically switch on and begin playback at a
specified time. For example, this function is handy if
you want to wake up to music.
Press u / d to choose “ON Timer” and
press SELECT.
Setup
OFF Timer
ON Timer
y
The ON Timer and OFF Timer functions can be
used simultaneously.
4
Note
Press SELECT once more.
The cursor enters the ON Timer setting field.
ON Timer
[OFF
Save
When using this function, Auto Play must be set to
“ON” (see page 46) to enable playback to begin
automatically after the client switches itself on.
]
■ To activate the ON Timer function
ON Timer
[OFF
Save
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
]
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-8
SELECT
1
5
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
GROUP
7
PLAY
ON Timer
[ON
0:00 AM ]
Save
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
6
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
36
Press u / d to choose “ON” and press
i.
Enter the time you want the client to
automatically turn on and press
SELECT.
Press u / d to cycle through the displayed
characters, and press j / i to move the cursor
left and right.
ON Timer
[ON
6:00 AM ]
Save
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
7
Press u / d to choose “Save” and press
SELECT.
ON Timer
[ON
6:00 AM ]
Save
ON
6:00 AM
To cancel the ON Timer setting, press u / d to
choose “Cancel”.
8
Press
to place the client in sleep
mode.
The TIMER indicator lights in the front panel.
■ To switch the ON Timer function on
and off
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
RANDOM
PAUSE
1
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
ON TIMER
button
Press ON TIMER repeatedly.
The ON Timer screen appears briefly in the front
panel display. Each time ON TIMER is pressed, this
setting switches between “ON” and “OFF”.
ON Timer
ON 00:00
37
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
ON Timer
Notes
• Make sure the server is set to ON or LAN standby
mode when using the ON Timer function to start
playback from a client. For details, see the
MCX-1000 Owner’s Manual, page 18.
• You can choose from two different time display
settings (12-hour and 24-hour) on the server. This
setting can be changed as follows:
Press u / d to choose “System Setup” - “Date/
Time” - “Time Display”, then choose “24 hours”
or “12 hours (AM/PM)”, and press SELECT.
Press u / d / j / i to choose “OK” and press
SELECT.
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
2
Broadcast function
You can use this function to enjoy the same song
from different locations around your home.
When the server is set to Broadcast mode, the song
being played back on the server is distributed
simultaneously to all clients set up to receive
Broadcast playback.
Make sure the server is in Broadcast mode before
carrying out the following procedure on your client.
Notes
• One or more clients must be set up on the server
before Broadcast playback will begin.
• Starting Broadcast playback on a client or the
server turns off the OFF Timer and ON Timer
functions. Further, the Timer functions do not
return to their previous state when Broadcast
playback stops. Reset these functions as required.
• You may experience a difference of up to 0.2
seconds in playback synchrony between clients.
■ To add clients into Broadcast
playback
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-3
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
38
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
Press u / d to choose “Recall Play” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
3
Press u / d to choose a MusicCAST
component currently in Broadcast mode
and press SELECT.
The Play Info screen appears and Broadcast
playback begins on the client you are operating.
Recall Play
Server
Client 1
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
To cancel without adding the client to
Broadcast playback, press j .
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HANDY FUNCTIONS
■ To remove clients from Broadcast
playback
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
STOP
button
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
PLAY
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
Press s .
Broadcast playback stops on the client you are
operating, and the Play Info screen appears in the
front panel display.
STOP
5
00:06
Born To Run / Bruce Spr
Tenth Avenue Freeze O
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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS
Listening to components
connected to the MCX-CA15
2
Top Menu
Setup
Input
You can use your client to enjoy audio from an
external component, such as a CD player or control
amplifier connected to the AUDIO IN jack on the
MCX-CA15.
Before you can play back audio signals from an
external component, you must choose “MCXCA15/MCX-IB15” in “Setup” - “Amplifier”. For
details, see “Registering YAMAHA AV receivers”
on page 42.
3
Notes
• While a song stored on the server is being played
back from the client, no sound is output from the
external component connected to the MCX-CA15.
Sound will only be output after playback stops.
• When an audio signal from an external component
is being played back and a FAVORITES button
registered to a different component is pressed,
playback stops and then begins on the component
assigned to the FAVORITES button.
Server
Outputs the audio signal from the
server.
AUDIO IN Outputs the audio signal from the
connected external component.
Auto
Automatically switches the audio
input source between the server
and connected external component
to output the audio signal
currently being received.
MCX-3 WD01440
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
2
3
4
2,3
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
5
PLAY
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
Press u / d to choose “AUDIO IN” and
press SELECT.
Playback of the song you are currently listening
to stops, and the client outputs the audio signal
from the external component connected to the
MCX-CA15.
Input
Server
AUDIO IN
LIBRARY
1
Press u / d to choose “Input” and
press SELECT.
y
If an audio signal from an external component is
being played back and a song stored on the server is
selected for playback, this setting automatically
returns to “Server”.
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
■ To return to playback from the
server
Choose “Server” in step 3 above.
1
40
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS
Listening to YAMAHA AV
receiver radio station presets
You can use your client to enjoy radio stations preset
on a YAMAHA AV receiver if one is connected to
the server. All stations preset on your YAMAHA AV
receiver are available for selection.
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
Make sure that both the server and connected
YAMAHA AV receiver are turned on before
carrying out the following procedure.
3
Notes
• This function is only available if your server is
connected to a correctly configured tunerequipped YAMAHA AV receiver via a cross type
RS-232C cable. Further, the REC OUT jack on
your YAMAHA AV receiver must be connected to
the server’s ANALOG IN jack. See the
MCX-1000 Owner’s Manual (page 13).
• The server can only distribute one radio preset
source signal at a time to clients. Switching the
preset radio station on one client changes the
preset radio station for all clients connected to
your server. In this case, the server automatically
switches to external analog input.
• The server cannot distribute signals from external
components or AV receivers in PCM format
quality. Signals are distributed in MP3 format
quality, regardless of the PCM settings on the
server.
Press u / d to choose “External Inputs”
and press SELECT.
Library
Bookmarks
External Inputs
4
Press u / d to choose “AV Receiver”
and press SELECT.
External Inputs
Analog
AV Receiver
5
Press u / d to choose a preset group
and press SELECT.
External Inpu...
Preset A
Preset B
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
6
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-6
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
5
PLAY
Press u / d to choose the station you
want to access and press SELECT.
Playback of the selected radio station begins.
External Inpu...
Station 1
Station 2
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
41
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS
Using YAMAHA AV link
technology
MCX-C15
AV OUT
CAT-5 cable
YAMAHA AV link technology enables you to
control YAMAHA AV receivers connected to the
MCX-CA15 or I/O box from your client.
MCX-C15
MENU
VOL
1
MCX-CA15
or I/O box
AV IN
AV link technology can be used to:
2
3
4
FAVORITES
VIDEO OUT
MCX-CA15
•
•
•
Adjust or mute the volume output level of the
connected YAMAHA AV receiver connected to
the client.
Switch preset groups and stations when the input
on the connected YAMAHA AV receiver is set
to TUNER.
Switch the input of the connected YAMAHA AV
receiver to play back songs selected from the
client.
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO IN
IR/CTRL
SW OUT
VIDEO OUT
LIBRARY
VOL
DC IN 12V
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
STATUS
AUDIO
OUT
IR/CTRL or
IR OUT
2
3
4
SELECT
BOOKMARK
PLAY
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
5
PLAY
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
IR flasher
YAMAHA AV link technology requires the use of
an IR flasher (or infrared emitter), which issues AV
link control commands to your YAMAHA AV
receiver connected to the MCX-CA15 or I/O box.
YAMAHA AV
receiver/amplifier
Note
Notes
• Only YAMAHA AV receivers currently support
the AV link function.
• Zone selection is only available with some
YAMAHA AV receivers. For details, refer to the
owner’s manual for the receiver you are using.
■ AV link connections
If you want to enjoy YAMAHA AV link technology,
a YAMAHA AV receiver that supports AV link must
be connected to the AUDIO OUT jacks on the
MCX-CA15 or I/O box. Further, an IR flasher must
be connected to the IR/CTRL jack on the
MCX-CA15 or the IR OUT jack on the I/O box.
The IR flasher must be positioned so that it is in
direct line with the IR receiver of the connected
YAMAHA AV receiver you are using.
■ Registering YAMAHA AV receivers
To control a YAMAHA AV receiver using
YAMAHA AV link technology, register your
YAMAHA AV receiver using the following
procedure.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-6
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
1
42
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
7
Press p to confirm your selection.
Information about the component you selected
appears briefly.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
3
Press PLAY to update,
press < to cancel.
Press u / d to choose “Amplifier” and
press SELECT.
Amp:RX-V2400/DSP...
Zone:Main
Input:CD
Setup
Output
Amplifier
Notes
4
Press u / d to choose the name of the
receiver connected to the client and
press SELECT.
Amplifier
RX-V1400/DSP-AX1400
RX-V2400/DSP-AX2400
5
If a zone setting is available, press
u / d to choose the zone you want to
use and press SELECT
•
•
•
“MCX-CA15” is set as the default YAMAHA
AV amplifier.
When “MCX-IB15” is set in the “Amplifier”
menu and the MCX-CA15 is connected to your
client, no sound is output from the speakers
connected to the MCX-CA15.
The “AUDIO OUT” menu is only available
when “MCX-CA15” or “MCX-IB15” is set in
the “Amplifier” menu, or the I/O box
(MCX-IB15) is connected to your client. If you
try to access the “AUDIO OUT” menu at any
other time, the message “Prohibited” appears in
the display.
Amp Zone
Main
Zone2
6
Press u / d to choose the input on your
YAMAHA AV receiver connected to the
MCX-CA15 or I/O box and press
SELECT.
Amp Input
CD-R
CD
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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS
■ Using AV link
MCX-3 WD01440
u/d
cursor
keys
LIBRARY
MUTE
button
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
VOL – /
VOL +
SELECT
b/a
buttons
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
RANDOM
2
3
STOP
4
– (GROUP) /
+ (GROUP)
GROUP
7
Notes
REPEAT
5
PLAY
buttons
You can use your client to enjoy audio from an
external component connected to either the
OPTICAL IN, COAXIAL IN, or ANALOG IN jack
on the server.
INPUT
PAUSE
1
Listening to components
connected to the server
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
buttons
To change the volume output level of the connected
YAMAHA AV receiver:
Press VOL – / VOL + .
To mute the volume output level of the connected
YAMAHA AV receiver:
Press MUTE.
• Changing the external source selection on a client
changes the external source selection for all clients
connected to your server.
• You cannot use this function when the server is in
Broadcast mode because the server can only
distribute one source signal at a time to clients.
• The server cannot distribute signals from external
components or AV receivers in PCM format.
Signals are distributed in MP3 format quality,
regardless of the PCM settings on the server.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
To switch the preset group for playback on the
connected YAMAHA AV receiver:
Press – (GROUP) / + (GROUP).
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-5
SELECT
To switch the preset station for playback on the
connected YAMAHA AV receiver:
Press b / a .
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
To switch the input of the connected YAMAHA AV
receiver to play back songs selected from the client:
Press u / d .
Notes
•
•
Depending on the YAMAHA AV receiver you
are using, pressing MUTE may not have any
affect.
You can only use – (GROUP) / + (GROUP) and
b / a when the input of your connected
YAMAHA AV receiver is set to TUNER.
44
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Library” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Library
Recall Play
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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS
3
Press u / d to choose “External Inputs”
and press SELECT.
Library
Bookmarks
External Inputs
LISTENING TO
MUSIC
4
Press u / d to choose “Optical”,
“Coaxial” or “Analog” and press
SELECT.
External Inputs
Optical
Coaxial
5
The client outputs the audio signal
being received from the appropriate
external component.
To return to playback from the server
Choose an item other than “External Inputs” in step
3 above.
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SYSTEM OPTIONS
Auto Play function
Auto Level Control function
You can use this function to automatically resume
playback of the last song the client played before the
client was placed in sleep mode.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-4
SELECT
1
Note
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
PLAY
7
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
The server stores songs at the same volume level as
their original source. This function allows you to
control the variation in volume level that may arise
when consecutively playing back songs whose
original sound levels differ. Auto Level Control
automatically reduces or increases the base volume
level of each song to a theoretical average during
playback.
This function may not produce the best results if you
are listening sequentially to different genres with
widely varying base volume levels. If you notice
that the quality of your listening experience
decreases when you turn on this function, please
turn it off.
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
2
1
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
2
3
4
2-4
SELECT
1
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
3
Press u / d to choose “Auto Play” and
press SELECT.
Setup
ON Timer
Auto Play
4
Press u / d to choose “ON” or “OFF”
and press SELECT.
Auto Play
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
46
Enables the Auto Play mode.
Disables the Auto Play mode.
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
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SYSTEM OPTIONS
3
Press u / d to choose “Auto Level
Control” and press SELECT.
Setup
Auto Play
Auto Level Control
4
Press u / d to choose “ON” or “OFF”
and press SELECT.
Selecting the output
You can use this function to select the output control
method of the client. In most cases, such as when
using the MCX-CA15, choose “Variable”.
y
When the client is first installed, “Variable” is
automatically set as the default.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
Auto Level Co...
OFF
ON
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-4
SELECT
ON
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
ADVANCED
OPERATIONS
OFF
Enables the Auto Level Control
mode.
Disables the Auto Level Control
mode.
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Press u / d to choose “AUDIO OUT”
and press SELECT.
Setup
Auto Level Control
AUDIO OUT
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SYSTEM OPTIONS
4
Press u / d to choose “Variable” or
“Fixed” and press SELECT.
AUDIO OUT
Variable
Fixed
Variable
Fixed
Controls the playback volume and
tone using the client settings.
Controls the playback volume and
tone using the external component
settings. In this case, you cannot
control the playback volume and
tone using the client.
Sleep mode
If you will not be using your client for an extended
period, you can place it in sleep mode. Power
consumption is reduced in sleep mode, but the client
still consumes a small amount of power to keep the
display and remote control signal receiver in
operation.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
button
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
SELECT
Notes
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
• Depending on the settings of the external
component you are using, this function may not
work as described above.
• If “Fixed” is selected in step 4, the volume output
level of your client is set to maximum. In this case,
adjust the volume level on the connected
component before starting playback.
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
Press
.
The message “Please wait.” is displayed and the
client switches to sleep mode.
The current time appears in the display.
Please wait.
PM
y
To display the time correctly, check the server
connections, or change the time display setting on
the server as follows:
Press u / d to choose “System Setup” - “Date/
Time” - “Time Display”, then choose “24 hours” or
“12 hours (AM/PM)”, and press SELECT. Press
u / d / j / i to choose “OK” and press SELECT.
Note
The client automatically switches to sleep mode if
no operation is performed for 30 minutes.
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DISPLAY SETTINGS
Adjusting the display contrast
4
Depending on the location of your client, you may
want to alter the contrast of the display for easier
viewing. Darker settings make for easier viewing at
night, while brighter settings make for easier
viewing during the daytime.
Contrast
5
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
Press i or u to increase the contrast
and j or d to decrease it.
Press SELECT to confirm.
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-5
SELECT
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
ADVANCED
OPERATIONS
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Press u / d to choose “Contrast” and
press SELECT.
Setup
Amplifier
Contrast
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DISPLAY SETTINGS
Screen Saver function
The client features an on-screen display Screen
Saver function, which when enabled, runs
automatically if no action is performed for 2
minutes or longer. Using the Screen Saver function
prevents damage to your TV or monitor screen
caused when the same screen is displayed for an
extended period.
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-4
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Press u / d to choose “Screen Saver”
and press SELECT.
Setup
System
Screen Saver
50
4
Press u / d to choose “ON” or “OFF”
and press SELECT.
Screen Saver
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
Enables the Screen Saver function.
Disables the Screen Saver function.
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SYSTEM SETTINGS
4
Checking system
information
You can check the system information for your
client, such as the firmware version currently being
used, by performing the following procedure.
Press u / d to choose “Information”
and press SELECT.
Information about the current firmware version
is displayed.
System
Information
System Update
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-5
SELECT
1
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
5
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
When finished, press j to return to the
Top Menu screen.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Press u / d to choose “System” and
press SELECT.
Setup
Network
System
51
ADVANCED
OPERATIONS
Information
Version:0.3.65 [011]
2004/04/15 09:10:52
BOOKMARK
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SYSTEM SETTINGS
Resetting to the factory
presets
If you want to reset all of your client’s parameters
for any reason, do the following. This procedure
resets ALL parameters, including the FAVORITES
buttons, etc. This procedure should be performed in
the following situations only:
•
•
•
When your client appears to be functioning
incorrectly for no apparent reason, and reference
to “TROUBLESHOOTING” (page 55) is of no
assistance.
When you have made multiple mistakes in
setting the parameters on your client and wish to
start again.
When you wish to reset the client completely for
use in a different MusicCAST network.
CAUTIONS
•
•
•
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Setup
Network
System
4
Resetting the client to its default settings
will not reverse any updates to the
firmware, or erase any data stored on
your MusicCAST network.
Because this procedure resets all of the
client’s parameters to their initial
settings, you need to set them again after
performing the reset procedure.
Note that when resetting all parameters,
the client also resets its network
parameters, and disconnects itself from
your MusicCAST network.
Press u / d to choose “System” and
press SELECT.
Press u / d to choose “System Reset”
and press SELECT.
System
System Update
System Reset
5
Press p to begin the resetting process.
Press PLAY to restore
to factory setting.
MCX-3 WD01440
To cancel without resetting, press j .
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
6
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
2-4
SELECT
1
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
5
6
STOP
4
GROUP
5
52
The client automatically switches itself
off and then on again.
The resetting process is complete.
7
PLAY
REPEAT
GROUP
S
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
RECALL
Note
You cannot reset the client to the factory presets if it
is locked from the server. See “To unlock a client
from the server” (page 53).
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SYSTEM SETTINGS
■ To unlock a client from the server
1
Press u / d to choose “Client” and
press SELECT.
The Lock ON/OFF screen appears.
5
Press SELECT to remove the check
from the checkbox, then press
u / d / j / i to choose “OK” and press
SELECT.
The lock function is disabled and the display
returns to the function selection screen.
Choose “Top Menu” - “System Setup” “Lock function” on the server.
The password entry screen appears.
2
Press u / d / j / i and SELECT to enter
the password, then choose “OK” and
press SELECT.
The menu selection screen appears.
3
Press u / d to choose “System Setup”
and press SELECT.
The function selection screen appears.
53
ADVANCED
OPERATIONS
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CHECKING NETWORK SETTINGS
You can check your client’s current network settings
using the following procedure.
If they are incorrect (for example, you cannot access
the server), refer to the Install Manual (page 21) for
details on how to manually configure the network
settings for your client.
4
Press u / d to choose “Status” and
press SELECT.
Network
Status
Auto Configuration
Note
These settings cannot be changed if the client is
locked from the server. To remove the lock, see “To
unlock a client from the server” (page 53).
5
Press u / d to choose “IP Address” and
press SELECT.
Status
IP Address
MCX-3 WD01440
LIBRARY
VOL
MUTE
FAVORITES
1
2
3
4
Your client’s network settings are displayed.
2-6
SELECT
1
IP Address
ID: [
]
IP: [ 0. 0. 0. 0]
BOOKMARK
PLAY
INFO.
MENU
INPUT
PAUSE
1
RANDOM
2
3
STOP
4
GROUP
7
REPEAT
5
PLAY
6
GROUP
S
RECALL
OFF TIMER ON TIMER
ID
IP
1
Press and hold MENU until the Top
Menu screen is displayed.
2
Press u / d to choose “Setup” and
press SELECT.
Top Menu
Edit Bookmark
Setup
3
Press u / d to choose “Network” and
press SELECT.
Setup
Contrast
Network
54
The unique ID used to identify your
client on the network.
The IP address used by your client.
Press d to display the following:
Msk
MAC
6
The subnet mask your client is
operating under.
The MAC address of your client. This
is a unique identification code used by
your client within the MusicCAST
network.
When finished, press j to return to the
Top Menu screen.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer to the chart below when this unit does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not
listed below or if the instruction below does not help, stop using this unit and disconnect the power cord, then
contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
Problem
The client does
not output any
sound.
Cause
Remedy
Refer to
page
The volume setting of the
client is low.
Increase the volume setting.
The speakers are not connected
correctly to the MCX-CA15.
Check the connections between
the MCX-CA15 and the speakers.
—
The server is turned off.
Turn on the server.
—
The server’s hard disk drive
does not contain any songs that
have been completely encoded
to MP3 format.
Wait until the server completes
encoding songs to MP3. Register
songs stored from external
components to the library, or wait
for the MP3 encoding process to
complete.
MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 21
The song stored on the server
has not yet been converted to
MP3 format.
Wait until the song has been
converted to MP3 format (until
the asterisk (“*”) disappears from
next to the song name).
MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 21
Playback from
the client skips.
The network is extremely
congested.
Place your clients under an
independent subnet mask, or
upgrade your network hardware.
—
Playback on the
client skips or
pauses.
You are using close to the
maximum number of clients
and simultaneously playing,
storing, or editing on the
server.
Reduce the number of clients to
which the server is distributing
music simultaneously, or stop any
operation you are performing on
the server.
—
The client does
not play back
some songs
displayed in the
song selection
menus.
The server is currently
recording the song selected for
playback.
Wait until the server finishes
encoding the song to MP3.
You cannot
select an
external input
on the server
from the client.
The server is recording from an
external source.
Wait until the server finishes
recording.
You cannot
start playback
on the client.
18
MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 26
55
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 21
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Refer to
page
None of the
controls other
than the volume
control have
any effect on
the client.
The client is locked from the
server.
Use the server to remove the lock.
Starting
playback on the
client produces
interference
noise on nearby
radios.
The client and the radio are too
close to each other.
Place the client and the radio at
least one meter apart.
There is a
significant
pause between
playback of
songs on the
client.
This is normal when listening
with the client.
You cannot
access a preset
radio station on
a YAMAHA AV
receiver
connected to
your
MusicCAST
system.
The ANALOG REC LEVEL
on the front panel of the server
is set too low.
Increase the ANALOG REC
LEVEL.
MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 29
The parameters for the AV
receiver connected to the
server are incorrect.
Configure the AV receiver
parameters correctly.
MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 122
The AV receiver connected to
the server is not turned on.
Turn the AV receiver on.
The AV receiver is not
correctly connected to the
server.
Correctly connect the AV receiver
to the server.
The AV receiver is not
receiving a strong radio signal.
Refer to the owner’s manual of
your AV receiver.
Another MusicCAST
component is changing the
tuner preset or external input
on the server.
Stop the other MusicCAST
component from changing input
sources.
Playback cuts
off or switches
to another input
when listening
to a tuner
preset on the
client.
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MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 93
—
—
—
MCX-1000
Owner’s
Manual,
page 13
—
—
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Remedy
The STATUS
indicator of the
MCX-CA15 is
flashing rapidly.
The protection circuitry on the
MCX-CA15 has been activated
due to a short circuit, etc.
Check that the speaker wires are
not touching each other.
After checking that all
connections are correct, reset the
client by pressing and holding
Refer to
page
—
on the client for 10 seconds.
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
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QUICK MENU REFERENCE
The following chart is a convenient reference guide for finding menus and parameters when you want to
perform an operation on the client in a hurry.
Artists
OFF
30min
(page 16)
Albums
(page 16)
Genres
OFF Timer
(page 34)
(page 16)
60min
90min
120min
All Songs
Library
(page 16)
Playlists
(page 29)
ON Timer
Song Statistics
(page 36)
OFF/ON
Save
Cancel
(page 28)
Bookmarks
(page 31)
External Inputs
(page 44)
Auto Play
(page 46)
Server
Client 1
Auto Level Control
(page 46)
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Client 2
Recall Play
(page 30)
Client 3
AUDIO OUT
(page 47)
Variable
Fixed
Client 4
Client 5
Amplifier
(page 42)
Client 6
Client 7
Edit
Bookmark
Copy to Playlist
(page 32)
Contrast
(page 49)
Network
(page 54)
Clear All
Status
Auto Configuration
(Install Manual, p20)
Manual Setup
(Install Manual, p21)
(page 33)
Setup
System
(pages 51 and 52)
Input
(page 40)
Tone
Server
AUDIO IN
Auto
Screen Saver
(page 50)
Treble
Bass
(page 19)
Favorites
(page 27)
* Client default settings are underlined.
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Information
System Update
System Reset
OFF
ON
Clear FAV1
Clear FAV2
Clear FAV3
Clear FAV4
Clear All
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GLOSSARY
This manual uses a number of terms that, though not specific to the MusicCAST system, are not in general
everyday use. In addition, some terms are used in a slightly unusual context. These words are listed
alphabetically and in context below, along with an explanation of their meaning.
Playback
Album
A collection of songs in the MusicCAST database
assigned to a particular artist, and given a name.
Each album is assigned to an artist. By default, each
CD you store in the server is stored as an Album.
Artist
The item in the MusicCAST database to which
albums are assigned. The artist of any CD you store
in the MusicCAST is stored as the artist to the
corresponding album (see “Album” above).
Bookmark list
A list of songs that have been bookmarked for easy
access. The list can hold up to 999 songs.
Recording
MP3 Format
A data format used to store music on the Hard Disk
Drive in the server. MP3 files take roughly one tenth
of the space that PCM files need to store the same
song. However, sound quality is not as good as that
of PCM files, and the server cannot record MP3 files
to a CD-R.
PCM format
A data format used to store music on the hard disk
drive in the server. PCM files provide CD-quality
audio playback but require a lot of space on the hard
disk drive.
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
Genre
The music type to which the albums stored in the
server are assigned. Examples include Jazz, Rock,
and Classical.
Group
The category which you are operating your
MusicCAST component in. For example, if you
playback an album without selecting a song, then
you are operating within the “Album” category. If
you playback a genre without selecting a song, you
are operating within the “Genre” category.
Library
A group of songs stored on the server by artist,
album, genre etc.
Playlist
A list of your favorite songs that can be accessed by
its grouping. You can store up to ten different groups
and a total of 1,007 playlists.
Song
A single continuous track, equivalent to a single
track from a CD, cassette, or other source, stored on
the server.
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GLOSSARY
Network connections
Connections
The links between the components in your
MusicCAST system which allows them to exchange
information. MusicCAST components can make
both wired and wireless connections.
DHCP
A system of automatically assigning IP addresses to
components in a LAN. A server component running
a DHCP service assigns an IP address to
components when they are switched on.
IP address
Four 3 digit numbers that together make up a unique
identity number used by a component connected to a
network.
CAT-5 cable
A cable for connecting two components on a Local
Area Network (LAN).
Network
A network is a collection of electronic components
which share data and resources with one another.
Subnet mask
A number identifying the group within a network to
which a particular component belongs.
TCP/IP
An abbreviation of Transmission Control Protocol/
Internet Protocol, a system of coding information
that allows it to be shared efficiently on a network.
Wired LAN
A network utilizing LAN cables to share data
between components.
Hardware
CD
An abbreviation of Compact Disc. A small plastic
disc 12 cm (5”) in diameter encoded with prestored
data.
CD-R
An abbreviation of Compact Disc Recordable. A
small plastic disc identical to a CD in appearance,
onto which a device such as the server can record
data. The server can only use Audio type CD-R
media.
CD-RW
An abbreviation of Compact Disc Re-writable.
Client
A MusicCAST system component that retrieves
songs stored on the server for playback.
Controller
The device on the front panel of the server and client
used for entering data and navigating through the
menus contained in these two components.
Server
A MusicCAST system component used to store and
play back songs from CD. Other components in the
MusicCAST system obtain songs stored on the
server.
Front panel
The panel on the server and client on which
operational data is displayed.
Hard disk drive
The component within your server that allows it to
store the audio material from your CDs as data.
Hard disk drive capacity is expressed in megabytes,
with a larger number denoting more storage
capacity.
IR flasher
An emitter that uses infrared signal transmission to
control other components. Connect this device to
either the I/O box or MCX-CA15.
Remote control
A handheld device for operating your MusicCAST
components at a distance.
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GLOSSARY
Software
Menu
A display consisting of a multiple choice style list of
options that you can choose from. Menus are
displayed on the on-screen display of the client and
server.
On-screen display
The LCD display on the client or the display output
to a TV or monitor connected to the server.
YAMAHA AV link
YAMAHA technology that allows you to control the
volume, input selection and tuner preset selection of
a YAMAHA AV receiver using the MCX-C15
remote control.
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
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SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO PERFORMANCE
• Frequency response (EIAJ) ..............................................................................................................20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
• Total harmonic distortion + noise (EIAJ)......................................................................................................................0.008%
• Signal to noise ratio (EIAJ) ............................................................................................................................................100 dB
• Dynamic range (EIAJ) .....................................................................................................................................................98 dB
• Output level (EIAJ) .................................................................................................................................................... 2.0 Vrms
GENERAL
• Playback data format ............................................................................................................................... MP3 and linear PCM
• Power supply ..............................................................................................................................AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
• Power consumption ............................................................................................................................................................ 5 W
• Operation temperature....................................................................................................................................... +5°C to +35°C
• Dimensions (W x H x D)..............................................................................120 x 120 x 106 mm (4-3/4” x 4-3/4” x 4-3/16”)
• Weight (without AC adaptor) ...................................................................................................................... 0.6 kg (1 lbs 5 oz)
*
*
The above specifications are subject to change without notice.
Values in the “AUDIO PERFORMANCE” section are measured with the I/O box connected.
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