Aiwa AV-D55 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.
1Water and moisture — Do not use this unit near water, such as near a bathtub, washbowl, swimming pool, or the like.
2Heat — Do not use this unit near heat sources, including
vents, stoves, or other appliances that generate
should not be placed in temperatures less than
(41 “F)or higher than 35°C (95”F).
3Mounting surface — Place the unit on a flat, even surface.
4Ventilation — 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.
5Objects and liquid entry — Take care that objects or liquids do not get inside the unit through the ventilation openings.
6Carts 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 3 !?!!!lA&e
cart to overturn or fall.
7Wall or ceilirw mounting — The unit should not be mounted on a wall
1Power 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.
1Power lines — When connecting an outdoor antenna, make sure it is located away from power lines.
2Outdoor antenna grounding — Be sure the antenna system is properly grounded to provide protection against unexpected voltage surges or static electricity
AntennaGroundingAccordingto the NationalElectricalCode
LEAD IN WIRE
(NEC ART 250 PART H)
Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating Instructions.
Dammae Requirina 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 dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged D() NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE UNIT YOURSELF.
Check your unit and accessories
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BEFORE OPERATION ..........................................
CUSTOM AUDIO ADJUSTMENT ........................................
ELECTRONIC GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
DSP SURROUND ..............................................................
OF AU DIOIVIDEO SOURCE .......................
RECORDING AN AUDIO SOURCE ..................................
MANUAL TUNING .............................................................
DOLBY PRO LOGIC ...................................
ADJUSTING SPEAKER LEVEL BALANCE ......................
SETTING THE CLOCK ......................................................
SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER ....................................
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .............................................
SPECIFICATIONS ........ .....................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..........................................
PARTS INDEX ....................................................................
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 copy protected DVDS.
‘2 Input sound through the 5.1 INPUT terminals cannot be recorded, When recording the sound from the DVD player, connect the AUDIO OUT (DOWN MIXING) terminals of the DVD player to the VIDEO l/DVD/MD AUDIO IN terminals of the unit.
*3 When connecting a monaural video, use a
DVD or Video l/MD player*3
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to AUDIO lN(Video l/ME
~to VIDEO lN(Video 1)
<to AUDIO OUT*2
to VIDEO OUT(Video 1)’1
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 OUT,
to AUDIO OUT
to VIDEO IN
to AUDIO OUTPUT
1 to VIDEO IN (Video 2)
CONNECTING SPEAKERS @)
C&nect front speakers (system A andlor B), a center speaker, surround speakers and sub woofer to the corresponding speaker terminals on the unit:
-the frc,nt 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 speiaker (and
●Be sul’e 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.
Lift up the “terminal flap, insert the speaker corc~lead into the terminal slot, then close the flap. Check that the cord is connected securely.
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 speakers. 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,
CONNECTING THE SUPPLIED ANTENNAS @
Connect the FM antenna to the FM 75 L?terminals and the AM antenna to the AM LOOP terminals.
Sound from the surround speakers or center speaker depends on the setting of the DSP, Dolby Pro Logic and 5.1 CH function.
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 shaoe and fix its ends to the wall.
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.
ABOIJT THE REMOTE CONTROL
Detach the battery cover on the rear of the remote control and
insetl 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 thosa 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.)
Operating CD Player with this Remote control
You can control basic functions of Aiwa CD players with this remote control as follows. (For more details, refer to the operating instructions of the CD player.)
To play, press the /n button. To stop play, press the button.
To pause play, press the F/n button. To resume play, press again.
To search, keep the bfWP or W/< button pressed and release the button.
To skip, press the FM/P or M/< button repeatedly. To skip discs
Press the DISC SKIP button to skip a disc and press the /11 button to play the next disc.
L Powfm dX3TA,NEEiy/ONI indicator
Setting this unit to the ECO mode reduces power consumption as below.
Initial setting of the ECO mode is ON.
●When the current time is set, the clock display disappears immediately.
●While the power is off, all the display lights turn off, and only the POWER &SIANDBY/ON indicator lights in red.
To cancel the ECO mode
1 Press the ECO button to display ECO MODE while the unit is turned on.
2Within 4 seconds, press ithe ENTER button.
3Within 4 seconds, turn the MULTI JOG to select ECO IOFF. The mode will be automatically set after 4 seconds. It will also be set if the ENTER button is pressed within 4 seconds after step 3.
PHONES I FRbNTSPEAKERA,B I ENTER
ECO MULTI JOG
To turn the unit on
Press the POWER button.
Operation is possible after four seconds. When the POWER button is pressed to turn on, the VOL (volume) level or function name is displayed one after the other.
The selected function indicator lights up in red and the others in green.
To change the brightness level of the display
1Press ECO so that “ECOMODE” is displayed.
2Within 4 seconds, turn the MULTI JOG to display DIM MODE, and then press the ENTER button within 4 seconds.
3Wtthin 4 seconds, turn the MULTI JOG to select the dimmer mode as below.
The mode will be automatically set after 4 seconds. It will also be set if the ENTER button is pressed within 4 seconds after step 3.
DIM OFF *DIMMER 1- DIMMER 2 _ DIMMER 3
DIMMER1: The illumination of the display is dimmer than usual.
DIMMER 2: The illumination of the display is dimmer than DIMMER 1.
DIMMER 3: The illumination of the display is dimmer than DIMMER 2. The function indicators go out.
To select the front speaker system
To use speaker system A: Set the FRONT SPEAKERS A button to zON.
To use speaker system B: Set the FRONT SPEAKERS B button to wON.
To use both speaker systems: Set both the buttons to ~ ON. Set the button(s) to ~OFF 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 be heard if the FRONT SPEAKERS A and B buttons are set to w ON when only one speaker system is connected
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.
Each time it is pressed, the level changes. Selsct om? of “the three levels, or the off position to suit your preference.
I MUTING I
Turn the VOLUME control on the unit, or press the VOL buttons on the remote control.
The vc)lume level is shown on the display for four seconds. It can be adjusted between Oand MAX (50). It flashes when being set over the level 44.
The volume level remains memorized even after the power is turned off. However, if the power is turned off when the volume is set to more than 21, it is automatically set to 20 the next time the power is turned on.
To adjust the Ieft/right balance of the front speakers
Press the BALANCE button to display “L/R OdB. Then press the DOWN or UP button repeatedly within four seconds.
Note that the front speakers balance of the 5.1 CH and Dolby Pro Lclgic modes is also changed.
To mute the sound temporarily
Press the MUTING button
“MUTEON” appears on the display for four seconds. While muting the sound, the selected function indicator flashes. Press the MtJTING button again to restore the sound.
SOUND ADJUSTMENT DURING RECORDING
The output volume and tone of the speakers or headphones may be freely varied without aflecting 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 midrangeJAZZ: Accented lower frequencies for
CLASSIC: Enriched sound with heavy bass and fine treble BGM: Calm tone with suppressed bass and treble
Press the GEQ (Graphic Equalizer) button, and turn the MULTI JOG until the desired equalization mode is displayed.
The GEQ modes are displayed cyclically as follows.
The selected mode name is displayed for four seconds, and theindicator appears on the Ierl side of the selected mode name.
To cancel the selected mode
Press the GEQ button again. “GEQOFF” appears on the display.
To select with the remote control
Press the GEQ button repeatedly until the desired equalization mode is displayed.
Five preset modes, the manual modes Ml to M4 and “GEQOFF can be selected.
●The GEQ system is automatically canceled:
-when the Dolby Pro Logic is turned on
-when the 5.1 CH function is selected
●The GEQ system cannot be turned on while the 5.1 CH function is selected.
SETTING NEW EQUALIZATION CURVES
Up to 4 equalization curves can be stored as the manual modes Ml to M4.
1 Press the GEQ button and press theENTER button within 4 seconds.
2 Press the DOWN or UP button to select a frequency,
The level indicator of the selected frequency flashes.
3Turn the MULTI JOG to adjust the level of the selected frequency.
4Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make the desired
In steps 2 and 3, the unit returns to normal mode when no operation is made for about 8 seconds.
5 Within 8 seconds, press the ENTER button.
“GEQMl” appears on the display.
6Turn the MULTI JOG to select a preset number from Ml to M4.
7Press the ENTER button.
The equalization curve is stored.
The selected preset number and the equalization curve are displayed for a few seconds for each.
To adjust the GEQ curve temporarily
Follow the steps from 1 to 4 above. The adjusted GEQ curve still remains before changing or canceling the GEQ mode.
To select the manual preset curve
Press the GEQ button, and turn the MULTI JOG until the desired manual preset number is displayed.