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COMPACT DISC STEREO SYSTEM
SISTEMA ESTEREO CON REPRODUCTOR DE DISCOS COMPACT OS
CHAINE STEREO AVEC lECT EUR DE DISQUES COMPACT S
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RISK or: ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
“CAUTION:T0 REDUCE THE RISK OF
, ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER»SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING T0 QUALIFIED
For your convenience, record the model number and serial
number (you will find them on the rear of your set) in the space
provided below. Please refer to them when you contact yourAiwa
dealer in case of difficulty
Serial No. (Lot No.)
Read the Operating instructions carefully and completely before
operating the unit. Be sure to keep the Operating Instructions
for future reference. All warnings and cautions in the Operating
Instructions and on the unit should be strictly followed, as well
as the safety suggestions below.
1 Water and moisture — Do not use this unit near water, such
as near a bathtub, washbowl, swimming pool, or the like.
2 Heat — Do not use this unit near sources of heat, including
heating vents. stoves, or other appliances that generate heat.
It also should not be placed in temperatures less than 5°C
(41°F) or greater than 35°C (95°F).
3 Mounting surface — Place the unit on a flat, even surface.
4 Ventilation — The unit should be situated with adequate
space around it so that proper heat ventilation is assured.
Allow 10 cm (4 in.) clearance from the rear and the top of the
unit, and 5 cm (2 in.) from each side.
- Do not place the unit on a bed, rug, or similar surface that
may block the ventilation openings.
- Do not install the unit in a bookcase, cabinet, or airtight rack
where ventilation may be impeded.
5 Objects and liquid entry — Take care that objects or liquids
do not get inside the unit through the ventilation openings.
6 Carts and stands - When placed
or mounted on a stand or cart, the
unit should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the
unit or cart to overturn or fall,
7 Condensation — Moisture may form on the CD pickup lens
- The unit is moved from a cold spot to a warm spot
- The heating system has just been turned on
- The unit is used in a very humid room
- The unit is cooled by an air conditioner
When this unit has condensation inside, it may not function
normally. Should this occur, leave the unit for a few hours,
then try to operate again.
8 Wall or ceiling mounting — The unit should not be mounted
on a wall or ceiling, unless specified in the Operating
1 Power sources — Connect this unit only to power sources
specified in the Operating instructions, and as marked on the
2 Polarization —-As a safety feature, some units are equipped
with polarized AC power plugs which can only be inserted
one way into a power outlet. If it is difficult or impossible to
insert the AC power plug into an outlet, turn the plug over and
try again. If it still does not easily insert into the outlet, please
call a qualified service technician to service or replace the
outlet. To avoid defeating the safety feature of the polarized
plug, do not force it into a power outlet.
3 AC power cord
- When disconnecting the AC power cord, pull it out by the
AC power plug. Do not pull the cord itself.
». Never handle the AC power plug with wet hands, as this
could result in fire or shock.
- Power cords should be firmly secured to avoid being severely
bent, pinched, or walked upon. Pay particular attention to
the cord from the unit to the power outlet.
- Avoid overloading AC power plugs and extension cords
beyond their capacity, as this could result in fire or shock.
4 Extension cord—To help prevent electric shock, do not use
a polarized AC power plug with an extensron cord, receptacle,
or other outlet unless the polarized plug can be completely
inserted to prevent exposure of the blades of the plug.
5 When not in use — Unplug the AC power cord from the power
outlet it the unit will not be used for several months or more,
When the cord is plugged in, a small amount of current
continues to flow to the unit, even when the power is turned
1 Power lines — When connecting an outdoor antenna, make
sure it is located away from power lines.
2 Outdoor antenna grounding — Be sure the antenna system
is properly grounded to provide protection against unexpected
voltage surges or static electricity build-up. Article 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/N FPA 70, provides information
on proper grounding of the mast, supporting structure, and
the lead-in wire to the antenna discharge unit, as well as the
Size of the grounding unit, connection to grounding terminals,
and requirements for grounding terminals themselves.
Antenna Grounding According to the National Electrical Code
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEG SEC'ﬂON 5102:»
(NEc SECTION BIO-2i)
POWER SERVICE enouuowe
(NEG ART 25:: PART H]
NEONATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating
Damage Requiring Service
Have the units serviced by a qualified service technician if:
- The AC power cord or plug has been damaged
- Foreign objects or liquid have gotten InSIde the unit
— The unit has been exposed to rain or water
- The unit does not seem to operate normally
- The unit exhibits a marked change in performance
- The unit has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged
DO NOTA‘I‘I‘EMPT TO SERVIQE THE UNIT YOURSELF.
PRECAUTIONS ................................................................... 2
SETTING UP ..............
AUDIO ADJUSTMENTS ................
GRAPHIC EOUALIZER ..................
PROGRAMMED PLAY ..
BASIC RECORDING ..
DUBBING A TAPE MANUALL
DUBBING THE WHOLE TAPE
Al EDIT RECORDING
PROGRAMMED EDIT RECORDING .
DOLBY PRO LOGIC
ADJUSTING SPEAKER LEVEL BALANCE
PLAY WITH DOLBY PRO LOGIC ................
CLOCK AND TIMER
SETTING THE CLOCK .........
SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER
SETTING THE TIMER
CONNECTING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ....................... 22
LISTENING TO EXTERNAL SOURCES ......................... 22
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..
PARTS INDEX ................................................... Back cover
In the programmed edit recording function the tracks can be
programmed while checking the remaining time on each side of
The programmed edit recording will not start from a point halfway
in the tapeThe tape must be recorded on from the beginning of
1 Insert the tape into deck 2.
Insert the tape with the side to be recorded on first facing out
from the unit.
2 Press CD and load the disc(s).
3 Press CD EDIT/CHECK twice on the remote
“EDIT” and “PFIGM” are displayed.
- When “AI“ is displayed, press CD EDIT/CHECK again,
4 Press numbered buttons on the remote control
to designate the tape length.
10 to 99 minutes can be specified.
- The «, >> or MULTI JOG are also available to designate
the tape length.
Tape side A (front side)
time for side A
5 Press DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3 to select a disc.
Then, press numbered buttons 0-9 and +10 on
the remote control to program a track.
Example: To select the 10th track of disc 2. press DISC
DIRECT PLAY 2. then press +10 and 0.
Selected track number
on side A
6 Repeat step 5 for the rest of the tracks for side g,
A track whose playing time is Iongerthan the remaining time
cannot be programmed.
7 Press CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control to
select side B and program the tracks for side B.
After confirming “B" on the display, repeat step 5.
Tape side B (reverse side)
8 Press CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control to
select side A and press 0 REC/REC MUTE to
The tape ls rewound to the beginning of the front side, the
lead segment is played through for 10 seconds, and recording
starts. When the last track programmed for side A is finished.
deck 2 enters the recording stop mode. After entering the
recording stop mode, go to step 9.
9 Press CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control for
recording of the second side.
“B" is displayed,
10 Turn over the tape in deck 2 and press 0 REC/
REC MUTE to start recording.
To stop recording
Press I. Recording and CD play stop simultaneously.
To check the order of the programmed track numbers
Before recording, press CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control
to select side A or B. and press « or » repeatedly.
track numbers Disc number
To change the program of each side
Press CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control to select side A
or B4 and press I CLEAR to clear the program on the selected
side, Then program tracks again,
To clear the edit program
Press I CLEAR twice so that ”EDIT" disappears on the display.
0 Up to 30 tracks can be programmed from any of the inserted
- “FULL” is displayed if you attempt to program more than 30
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Occasional care and maintenance of the unit and the software
are needed to optimize the performance of your unit.
To clean the cabinet
Use a soft and dry cloth.
If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth lightly
moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not use strong
solvents, such as alcohol, benzine or thinner as these could
damage the finish of the unit.
To clean the tape heads
When the tape heads are dirty;
- high frequency sound is not emitted
- the sound is not adequately high
. the sound is off-balance
- the tape cannot be erased
- the tape cannot be recorded on
After every 10 hours of use, clean the tape heads with a head
Refer to the instructions of the cleaning cassette for details.
To demagnetize the tape heads
The tape heads may become magnetized after long-term use.
This may narrow the output range of recorded tapes and increase
After every 20 to 30 hours of use, demagnetize the tape heads
with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette,
Fieferto the instructions of the demagnetizing cassette for details.
Care of discs
~ When a disc becomes dirty, wipe the disc from the center out
with a cleaning cloth. ‘
- After playing a disc, store the disc in its case. Do not leave the
disc in places that are hot or humid.
Care of tapes
- Store tapes in their cases after use.
- Do not leave tapes near magnets, motors, television sets, or
any source of magnetism. This will downgrade the sound quality
and cause noise.
~ Do not expose tapes to direct sunlight, or leave them in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE :2;
If the unit fails to perform as described in these Operating
Instructions, check the following guide.
There is no sound.
- Is the AC cord connected properly?
- Is there a bad connection? (-» page 4, 5)
- There may be a short circuit in the speaker terminals.
—~ Disconnect the AC cord, then correct the speaker
- Was an incorrect function button pressed?
Sound is emitted from one speaker only.
- Is the other speaker disconnected?
An erroneous display or a malfunction occurs.
—o Reset the unit as stated below.
The power is not turned on.
-+ Disconnect the AC cord, and connect it again in a few
There is constant, wave-like static.
I Is the antenna connected properly? (-t page 5)
- Is the signal weak? .
—' Connect an outdoor antenna.
The reception contains noise interferences or the sound
- is the system picking up external noise or multipath distortion?
— Change the orientation of the antenna.
-v Move the unit away from other electrical appliances.
CASSETTE DECK SECTION
The tape does not run.
- Is deck 2 in pause mode? (—> page 11)
The sound ls off-balance or not adequately high.
- Is the playback head dirty? (—v page 23)
Recording is not possible.
o Is the erasure prevention tab on the tape broken off? (d page
- Is the recording head dirty? (-o page 23)
Erasure is not possible.
- Is the erasure head dirty? (-t page 23)
- Is a metal tape being used?
High frequency sound is not emitted.
- Is the recording/playback head dirty? (-v page 23)
CD PLAYER SECTION
The CD player does not play.
- Is the disc correctly placed? (-> page 12)
- Is the disc dirty? (-v page 23)
. Is the lens affected by condensation?
—t Wait approximately one hour and try again.
If an unusual condition occurs in the display window or the
cassette decks. reset the unit as follows.
1 Press POWER to turn off the power.
2 Press POWER to turn the power back on while pressing I
CLEAR. Everything stored in memory after purchase is
If the power cannot be turned off in step 1 because of a
malfunction, reset by disconnecting the AC cord, and connect it
again. Then carry out step 2.
Para pesicionar las antenas
Antena de FM:
Extienda horizontalmente esta antena fermando una T y fije sus
extremes en la pared.
Antena de AM:
Péngala para ebtener Ia mejer recepcio’n posible.
Para poner la antena de AM en posiclén vertical sobre
Fije el gancho en la ranura.
Para montar Ios altavoces de sonldo ambiental en la
Monte cada altavez en unlu r e d u ntar u so.
~Asegt’irese de conectar correctamente Ios cables de les
altavoces. Las eonexienes mal hechas podrianycausar
cortecircuites en los‘terminales SPEAKERS.
' No deje ebjetos que generen magnetismo, tales come tarjetas
de crédite, cerca de Ios altaveces porque podri'an estrepearse.
- Ne ponga Ia antena de FM cerca de objetos metélicos o rieles
- Ne penga Ia antena de AM cerca de equipos opcionales. el
propio sistema estéreo, el cable de alimentacien de CA 0 Ice
cables de los altavoees, porque se captarén ruides.
- No desbobine el cable de la antena'cle AM.
CONEXION DE UNA ANTENA EXTERIOR
Para ebtener la mejor reeepciyen de FM 5e recomienda utilizar,
una antena exterior. ’
Conecte la antena exterior a los terminales FM 75 Q.
Para conectar otro equlpo enclonal —> pégina 22.
lnsercién de las pilas
Quite la tapa de las pilas, ubicada en la parte trasera del eentrol
remote, e inserts dos pilas H6 (tamaﬁo AA).
Cuéndo reemplazar Ias pllas
La distaneia méxima de operacien entre el control remote y el
sensor de la unidad principal deberé ser de 5 metres
aproximadamente. Cuando disminuya esta distancia, reemplace
las pilas per etras nuevas.
Utilizaclén del control remote 7 ,
Las instrucciones descritas en este manual se refieren
principalmente a los botones de la unidad principal. Les botones
del control remote con los mismos nombres pueden usarse de
la misma manera que los de la unidad principal.
- Si el control remote no va a ser utilizade durante muche tiempo,
quite las pilas para evitar posibles fugés de electrélito.
- El control remote quiza no funcione Correctamente cuando:
- La ll'nea de visién entre el control remote y el sensor de
ser'iales del interior del visualizador esté expuesta a una luz
intensa come, per ejemple, la luz del sol.
— Otros contreles remotes (Ios de’ un televisor, etc.) estén siendo
utilizados cerca de esta unidacl.