Aiwa AV-D30 User Manual
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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 heat sources, 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 higher 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.
liquid entry —
Take care that
objects or liquids
do not get inside the unit through the ventilation openings.
mounted on a stand or cart, the unit
cart to overturn or fall.
7Wall or ceiling mounting — The unit should not be mounted on a wall or ceiling, unless specified in the Operating Instructions.
1 Power sources — Connect this unit only to power sources specified in the Operating Instructions, and as marked on the unit.
2Polarization — 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 is not still inserted easily 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.
3AC 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 socket.
-Avoid overloading AC power plugs and extension cords beyond their capacity, as this could result in fire or shock.
4Extension cord — To help prevent electric shock, do not use a polarized AC power plug with an extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet unless the polarized plug can be completely inserted to prevent exposure of the blades of the plug.
5When not in use — Unplug the AC power cord from the AC power outlet if 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 off.
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
Antenna Grounding According to the National Electrical Code
(NECART 250 PARTH)
Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating
Damaae Requiring Service
Have the unit 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 dro~~ed, or the cabinet has been damaaed
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO’ SERVICE THE UNIT YOURSELF. -
Check your unit and accessories
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS .,..,,,...,..1.,................................................... 1
BEFORE OPERATION ........................................................
CUSTOM AUDIC) ADJUSTMENT .......................................
ELECTRONIC GRAPHIC EQUALIZER ..............................
DSP SURROUND ................................................................
SELECTION OF AUDIO/VIDEO SOURCE
RECORDING AN AUDIO SOURCE .................................
MANUAL TUNING .............................................................
DIRECT TUNING ...............................................................
PRESETTING STATIONS .................................................
DOLBY PRO LOGIC ...................................
SPEAKER LEVEL BALANCE ....................
SETTING THE CLOCK
SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER ..........................................
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ............................................
PARTS INDEX .......................
Operating Instructions, etc.
Before connecting the AC cord
The rated voltage of your unit shown on the rear panel is 120 V AC. Check that the rated voltage matches your local voltage.
Connect the speakers, antennas, and all other external equipment first. Then connect the AC cord at the end.
“Be sure to connect the VIDEO OUT terminal of a DVD player directly to a TV set, not through this unit. Otherwise, the picture
noise may appear when playing the DVDS copy protected,
‘2 Input sound through the 5.1 INPUT terminals cannot be recorded. When recording the sound from the DVD player, connect the
*3 When connecting a monaural video, use a
DVD or Video l/MD player*3
Jacks and plugs of the connecting cord are
Red jacks and plugs : For the right channel of audio signals White jacks and plugs: For the left channel of audio signals Yellow jacks and plugs: For video signals
Insert the plugs fully into the jacks. Loose connections may produce a humming sound or other noise interference.
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~to VIDEO iN(Video
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~to VIDEO OUT(Video 1)*’
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Video 2 or
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( to VIDEO IN (Video 2)J
@ and @in the illustration correspond to the following details,
CONNECTING SPEAKERS @)
Connect front speakers (system A and/or B), a center speaker, surround speakers andsubwoofer tothe corresponding speaker terminals onthe unit:
-the front speaker cords to the FRONT SPEAKERS terminals
-the center speaker cord to the CENTER SPEAKER terminals
-the surround speaker cords to the SURROUND SPEAKERS terminals.
-for more powerful bass, the sub woofer (with a
For all speakers, use speakers of 8 ohms or more.
Connecting + to +,
To get the proper sound effect, the speaker terminals on the unit and the speaker should be connected with proper polarity; the + terminal on the unit should be connected to the + terminal on the speaker (and – to
●Be sure to connect the speaker cords correctly as shown in the illustration on the right column. Improper connections can cause short circuits in the SPEAKER(S) terminals.
●Do not leave objects generating magnetism near the speakers,
Front speakers ~;:::::e:;insert the speaker cord lead Q
close the flap. Check that the
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POSITIONING THE SPEAKERS
Position the speakers to make the most of the Dolby Digital Surround (5.1 CH), Dolby Pro Logic or DSP effect.
Position in the center of the two front speakerq. In addition, position on or below the TV set, if connecting.a TV set to the unit.
Place the surround speakers directly to the side of or slightly behind the listening area. Align them horizontally, about 1 meter (3.2 feet) above ear height.
Place the sub woofer in any place between the two front speakers.
Sound from the surround speakers or center speaker depends on the setting of the DSP, Dolby Pro Logic and 5.1 CH function.
CONNECTING THE SUPPLIED ANTENNAS @
Connect the FM antenna to the FM 75 Q terminals and the AM antenna to the AM LOOP terminals.
To stand the AM loop antenna on a surface
Fix the claw to the slot as shown in the illustration.
To position the antennas FM feeder antenna:
Extend this antenna horizontally in a T shape and fix its ends to
AM loop antenna:
Position for the best reception.
●Do not bring the FM antenna near metal objects or curtain rails,
●Do not bring the AM antenna near other external equipment, the unit itself, the AC power cord or speaker cords, as noise will be picked up,
●Do not unwind the AM loop antenna wire.
CONNECTING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA
For better FM reception, use of an outdoor antenna is
recommended. Connect the outdoor antenna to the FM 75 Q terminals.
Detach the battery cover on the rear of the remote control and
insert two R6(size AA) batteries.
When to replace the batteries
The maximum operational distance between the remote control and the sensor on the unit should be approximately 5 meters (16 feet), When this distance decreases, replace the batteries with new ones.
Using the remote control
The instructions in this manual refer mainly to the buttons on the main unit. Buttons on the remote control with the same names as those on the main unit can be used as well.
●If the unit is not going to be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to prevent possible electrolyte leakage.
●The remote control may not operate correctly when:
-The line of sight between the remote control and the remote sensor in the display window is exposed to intense light, such as direct sunlight.
-Other remote controls are used nearby (those of television, etc.)
PHONES FRONT SPEAKERS A, B Function
To turnthe unit, on
Press one of the function buttons (TUNEFI, PHCINO,
AUX, CD, VIDEO 1/5.1 CH, VIDEO 2 or
VIDEO 3) or the TAPE MONITOR button.
When pressing the TUNER button, the previously tuned station is received (Direct Play Function).
The POWER button is also available.
Operation is possible after four seconds, while the VOL (volume) level or function name is displayed one after the other and the selected function indicator flashes.
To select the front speaker system
To use speaker system A: Set the FRONT SPEAKERS A button to sON.
To use speaker system B: Set the FRONT SPEAKERS B button to sON.
To use both speaker systems: Set both the buttons to ~ ION. Set the button(s) tc) aOFF to turn off the speaker system(s).
As the front speaker systems A and B are connected in series:
-The sound will be slightly decreased when using both speaker systems
-No sound can he heard if the FRONT SPEAKERS A i~nd [3 buttons are set to
Using the headphones
Connect headphones to the PHONES jack with a standard stereo plug (06.3 mm, 1/4 inch). Be sure to set the FRONT SPEAKERS A and B buttons to 10FF. Otherwise sound is output from the speakers.
The 5.1 CH function, Dolby Pro Logic or DSP system is automatically canceled when the headphones are plugged in.
To turn the unit off, press the POWER button.
CUSTOM AUDIO ADJUSTMENT”
Each time it is pressed, the level changes. Select one of the three levels, or the off position to suit your preference.
Turn the VOLUME control on the unit, or press the VOLUME buttons on the remote control.
The volume level is shown on the display for four seconds. It can be adjusted between O and MAX (31). It flashes when being set over thp level 21.
The volume level remains
To adjust the Ieft/right balance of the front speakers
Press the BALANCE button to display “L/R OdB. Then press the DOWNV or UPA button repeatedly within four seconds. Note that the front speakers balance of the 5.1 CH and Dolby Pro Logic modes is also changed.
To mute the sound temporarily
Press the MUTING button
“MUTE ON” appears on the display for four seconds. While muting the sound, the selected function indicator flashes. Press the MUTING button again to restore the sound.
SOUND ADJUSTMENT DURING
The output volume and tone of the speakers or headphones . may be freely varied without affecting the level of the recording.
This unit provides the following five different equalization modes.
ROCK: Powerful sound emphasizing treble and bass POP: More presence in the vocals and midrange JAZZ: Accented lower frequencies for
CLASSIC: Enriched sound with heavy bass and fine treble BGM: Calm tone with suppressed bass and treble
Press one of the GEQ (Graphic Equalizer) buttons.
The selected mode name appears on the display for four seconds, and the selected mode on the display is enclosed with parentheses.
To cancel the selected mode
Press the selected button again. “GEQ OFF appears on the display.
To select with the remote control
Press the GEQ button repeatedly until the desired equalization mode is displayed.
GEQ OFF UPA
The DSP (Digital Signal Processor) surround circuits can recreate the effect of sounds reflected from walls or ceilings, to obtairl the sound presence of real environments. There are four modes with matching graphic equalization modes. Equalization modes, are selected automatically and can also be selected or turnecl off to suit your preference.
Press one of the DSP buttons (DANCE, LIVE, HALL or ARENA).
The selected mode name appears on the display for four seconds, and the selected 13SP and matching GE(J modes orl the display are enclosed with parentheses.
Selected DSP mode
Matching GEQ mode
When the music source is monaural
Select LIVE to obtain a simulated stereo effect. When DAINCE, HALL or ARENA is selected, no sound will be heard from the surround speakers.
To cancel the selected mode
Press the selected button again. “DSP OFF appears on the display. Even if canceling the selected DSP mode, the matching or selected GEQ mode still remains. To cancel both the selectecl DSP mode and the matching (or selected) GEQ mode at the same time, press the DSP/GEQ OFF button.
To select with the remote control
Press the DSP button repeatedly until the desired DSP mc]de is displayed.
To adjust the volume and balance of the surrouncl speakers
Press the MANUAL SELECT button twice or three times, while the DSP system is turned on, to display
Note that the surround speakers volume and balance of the 5.”1 CH and Dolby Pro Logic modes are also changed.
●The DSP system is automatically canceled:
-when the Dolby Pro Logic is turned on
-when the 5.1 CH function is selected
●The DSP system cannot be turned on:
-while the 5.1 CH function is selected
-while headphones are plugged in
SELECTION OF AUDIO/VIDEO
1 Select the program source.
Press one of the function buttons or the TAPE MONITOR button.
LD or Cable TV
MD or DVD
The function buttons to be pressed (except PHONO) depend on the equipment connected to the input terminals on the rear panel of the unit.
When using a turntable with a
2 Start the selected program source.
3 Adjust the sound.
About the video source to the monitor or TV
Selected VIDEO source
V1 : VIDEO 1, V2: VIDEb 2, V3: VIDEO 3
The selected video source is indicated on the display and the video signal through the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack is output on the TV.
To change a displayed name for the VIDEO 1/5.1 CH button and VIDEO 2 button
Wtien theVIDEO 1/5.1 CH button is pressed, VIDEO 1 is ‘ displayed initially. It can be changedtO DVD or MD.
With the power on, press the POWER button while pressing the VIDEO 1/5.1 CH button.
This VIDEO 1/5.1 CH button also works as the 5.1 CH (5.1 INPUT) function switch. While the selected function name (VIDEO 1, DVD or MD) for the VIDEO 1/5..1 CH button is displayed, press the button again. The function name will change to “5.1CH” and the source connected to the 5.1 INPUT terminals is selected.
To resume, press the button again so that the selected function name is displayed.
The displayed name for VIDEO 2 button can be changed to ~ VIDEO 2, LD orTV with the power on, press the POWER button
while pressing the VIDEO 2 button.
To adjust the sound level of the connected source
The input sensitivity level of each function (except the TUNER and 5.1 CH functions) can be adjusted.
When the sound level of the connected source is higher or lower ‘
than that of the TUNER, adjust it as follows.
1 Select the function to be adjusted.
Press the function button accordingly and play the source.
2 Press the UPA or DOWNV button repeatedly.
The level can be adjusted between
●The input sensitivity level of the TUNER or 5.1 CH function cannot be adjusted.
●That of the TAPE MONITOR cannot be adjusted either.
Even if the TAPE MONITOR is selected and the TAPE MONITOR indicator turns red, pressing the UPA or DOWNT button will change the level of the function displayed on the window.