Aiwa CSD-MD50 User Manual

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WARNING

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC

SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO

RAIN OR MOISTURE.

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“CAUTION TO REDUCE THE RISK OF

ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL “

Explanation of Graphical Symbols:

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, A within an equilateral triangle, is intended to

alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature

A accompanying the appliance.

PRECAUTIONS

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.

Installation

1Water and moisture – Do not use this unit near water, such as near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, swimming pool, or the like.

2Heat – 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 than35-C(95”F).

3Mounting surface – Place the unit on a flat, even surface.

4Ventilation – The unit should be situated with adequate space around itsothat proper heatventilation is assured. Allow 10cm (4 in.) clearance from the rear and the top of the unit, and 5 cm (2 in.) from the each side,

-Do not place the unit on a bed, rug, orsimilarsurface 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.

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7Condensation – Moisture may form on the CD pickup lens when:

-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.

8Wall orceilina mountina– The unit should not be mounted on a wall or ceilin~, unless s~ecified in the Operating Instructions.

Electric Power

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 orimpossibleto insert the AC power plug into an outlet, turn the plug over and try again. If it still does not easily inserf 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, asthiscould result in fire or shock.

-Power cords should be routed 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 – Un~lug the AC Dower cord from the AC outlet if the unit will not“be-usedfor 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.

Maintenance

Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating Instructions.

Damage Rectuirinc! 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 DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE UNIT YOURSELF.

Owner’s record

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 your Aiwa dealer in case of difficulty.

Model No.

Serial No. (Lot No.)

CSD-MD50

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PREPARATIONS

 

 

CONNECTIONS ..................................................................

 

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REMOTE CONTROL ...........................................................

 

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BEFORE OPERATION ........................................................

 

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SETTING THE CLOCK ........................................................

 

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SOUND

 

 

 

ADJUSTING THE SOUND ..................................................

 

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RADIO RECEPTION

 

 

MANUAL TUNING ...............................................................

 

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PRESETTING

STATIONS ...................................................

 

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REGISTERING

STATION NAME ......................................

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CD PLAYING

 

 

 

OPERATION ......................................................................

 

 

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TAPE PLAYBACK

 

 

OPERATION ......................................................................

 

 

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MD PLAYING

 

 

 

WHAT IS AN MD (MINI DISC)? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OPERATION ......................................................................

 

 

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TAPE RECORDING

 

 

OPERATION ......................................................................

 

 

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MD RECORDING

 

 

ABOUT THE INDEX MARK

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RECORDING A WHOLE CD .............................................

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RECORDING ONLY ONE TRACK OF A CD ....................

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PROGRAMMED RECORDING OF A CD .........................

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RECORDING FROM A TAPE, CD OR THE RADIO

 

MANUALLY .................................................................

 

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EXTENDED (MONAURAL)

RECORDING ........................

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MD EDITING

 

 

 

REGISTERING THE DISC TITLE AND TRACK TITLE .....

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DIVIDING A TRACK . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COMBINING TWO TRACKS

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CHANGING THE ORDER OFTHETRACKS ....................

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ERASING TRACKS ...........................................................

 

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TIMER

 

 

 

TIMER PLAY AND TIMER RECORDING .........................

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SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER ..........................................

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GENERAL

 

 

 

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

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MD GUIDE MESSAGES ....................................................

 

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SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................

 

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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..........................................

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PARTS INDEX

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CONNECTIONS

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IMPORTANT

Be sure to connect the AM antenna first, then connect the AC

cord.

CAUTION

Use only the supplied AC cord. Use of other cords may result in the risk of fire.

To stand the AM antenna on a surface

Fix the claw to the slot.

7 Connect the supplied AM antenna to the AM LOOP terminal.

2 Connect the unit to an AC outlet using the supplied AC cord.

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CONCERNING THE DISPLAY WINDOW’S DEMO

DISPLAY

When the AC cord is plugged into an electrical outlet for the first time after purchase, a demo display will appear in the display window. When the power is turned on, the demo display will end. When the power is turned off, the demo display will appear again. Until the clock is set, the demo display will appear whenever the power is turned off. (For setting the clock, see page 6.)

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Do not disconnect the AC cord while the power is on. Otherwise, the data concerning the contents of the MD recording may not be registered properly.

Do not bring the AM antenna near the AC cord since noise will

be picked up.

. Do not unwind the AM antenna wire.

ABOUT THE POWER ECONOMIZING

MODE

You can turn on or off the power economizing mode of this unit.

When the power economizing mode is turned on

Power will be turned off automatically if 10 minutes have elapsed while no MD, CD or tape is being played and no operation is performed. (Power will not be turned off automatically, however, while listening to radio broadcast.) The power economizing mode is set to off when you purchase the unit.

To turn onloff the power economizing mode

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1 Press the POWER button to turn on the unit.

2 While pressing the button, press the POWER button.

3 Press the MODE button to select “ECO ON” or “ECO OFF.”

To activate the power economizing mode, select “ECO ON.” To deactivate the power economizing mode, select “ECO OFF.”

4 Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

Or simply leave the unit without pressing the ENTER button for more than 5 seconds.

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REMOTE CONTROL

Inserting batteries

Detach the battery cover on the rear of the remote control and insert two R6 (size AA) batteries.

R6’(AA)

When to replace the batteries

The maximum operational distance between the remote control and the sensor on the main unit should be approximately 5 meters (16 feet). When this distance decreases, replace the batteries with new ones.

To use the remote control

Some operations can be performed using the buttons on the remote control only, or those on the main unit only, while others can be performed using the buttons on the main unit as well as on the remote control. This instructions manual clearly describes the buttons available for each operation.

The > button on the remote control starts play of the MD, CD or the tape, if the corresponding function is selected.

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 unit is exposed to intense light, such as direct sunlight.

-Other remote controls are used nearby (television, etc.)

FUNCTION

To use the FUNCTION button

Each time the FUNCTION button is pressed while power is on, one of the functions is selected cyclically, as follows.

~ MD + CD + TUNER (FMor AM) +TAPE 1

IBEFORE OPERATION

10 turn the unit on

F’ress the POWER button.

The unit can also be turned on by the following ways:

-Pressingthe CD b button turns the unit on and starts play of the inserted CD.

-Pressing the MD > button turns the unit on and starts play of the inserted MD.

-Pressing the TUNER/BAND button turns the unit on and tunes in to the previously tuned station.

-Pressing the TAPE +> button turns the unit on and starts play of the loaded tape.

10 turn the unit off

F’ress the POWER button.

To use the headphones

Connect the headphones with a stereo mini plug (03.5 mm, ‘/8 inch) to the PHONES jack. No sound will be heard from the speakers while the headphones are plugged in.

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I SETTING THE CLOCK

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turn the MULTI JOG dial to set the year.

The year can be set between 1999 and 2040.

4 Within 1 minute, press the ENTER button.

The month flashes on the display.

5 Within 1 minute, press the ++ or > button, or turn the MULTI JOG dial to set the month, then within 1 minute, press the ENTER button.

The day flashes on the display.

6 Within 1 minute, press the ++ or - button, or turn the MULTI JOG dial to set the day, then within 1 minute, press the ENTER button.

The hour flashes on the display.

7 Within 1 minute, press the + or > button, or turn the MULTI JOG dial to set the hour, then within 1 minute, press the ENTER button.

The minute flashes on the display.

8 Within 1 minute, press the ++ or - button, or turn the MULTI JOG dial to set the minute, then within 1 minute, press the ENTER button.

The clock starts from 00 seconds.

When the power is turned off after setting the clock

If the power economizing mode is off, the clock remains displayed.

If the power economizing mode is on, the clock also clears.

To display the clock when another display is shown

Press the TIMER/CLOCK button. The clock is displayed for 5

seconds.

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ADJUSTING THE SOUND

ADJUSTING THE VOLUME

Press the VOLUME UP/DOWN buttons (or the VOL A/ V buttons on the remote control.)

The volume level is shown on the display for 5 seconds. It can be set from O (minimum) to 23, and then MAX (maximum).

The volume remains memorized even after the power is turned off. However, if the power is turned off when the volume is set to more than 15, it is automatically set to 15 the next time the power is turned on.

ENHANCING THE BASS SOUND

The T-BASSsystem enhances the realism oflow-frequency

sound.

1 Press the SOUND button repeatedly until

T-BASS? appears on the display.

2 Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

3 Within 5 seconds, turn the MULTI JOG dial.

Select one of the three levels, or off position,

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EQ (EQUALIZER)

This unit provides the following three different equalization curves. F1OCK: Powerful sound emphasizing treble and bass

F’OP: More presence in the vocals and midrange

JAZZ: Accented lower frequencies forjazz-typemusic

Press the SOUND button repeatedly until EQ ? appears on the display.

Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

Within 5 seconds, turn the MULTI JOG dial.

Select one of the three equalization curves, or off position.

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When using the remote control, press the EQ button repeatedly.

C!SURROUND SYSTEM

Tl?e Q SURROUND system built into this unit uses only two speakers at the left and right to create an atmosphere that sound as if you are surrounded by two front speakers and two rear speakers.

1 Press the SOUND button repeatedly until

Q SURROUND ? appears on the display.

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2 Within 5 seconds,press the ENTER button.

3 Within 5seconds, turn the MULTI JOG dial.

Select either “QSURROUND on” or “QSURROUND off” according to your preference.

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Low frequency sound may be distorted when the T-BASSsystem is used for a disc or tape in which Iowfrequency sound is originally emphasized. In this case, cancel theT-BASSsystem.

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. ;[he Q SURROUND system does not work in monaural mode.

At higher volumes, turning Q SURROUND on may cause sound distortion. In this case, turn the volume down.

SOUND ADJUSTMENT DURING

RECORDING

Thle output volume and tone of the speakers or headphones may be freely varied without affecting the level of the recording.

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MANUAL TUNING

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1 Press the TUNER/BAND button on the main unit or the BAND button on the remote control repeatedly to select the desired band.

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If the power is turned off, the previously tuned station will be

played (Direct Play Function).

2 Press the 44 or - button or turn the MULTI

JOG dial to select a station.

When a station is received, “TUNE” is displayed for 2 seconds. During FM stereo reception, [(1~)1] is displayed.

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To search for a station quickly (Auto Search)

Keep the +< or > button pressed until the tuner starts searching for a station. After tuning in to a station, the search stops.

To stop the Auto Search manually, press the +< or - button.

The Auto Search may not stop at stations with very weak signals.

For better reception

FM

Extend the FM antenna and orient it for the best reception.

AM

Keep the AM antenna away from other electrical appliances and orient it for the best reception.

When an FM stereo broadcast contains noise

Press the MODE button.

MONO appears on the display.

Noise is reduced, although reception is monaural.

MOINO

To restore stereo reception, repeat the above again

To change the AM tuning interval

The default setting of the AM tuning interval is 10 kHz/step. If you use this unit in an area where the frequency allocation system is 9 kHz/step, change the tuning interval.

Press the TUNER/BAND button while pressing the DISP button. To reset the interval, repeat this procedure.

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When the AM tuning interval is changed, all preset stations (see “PRESETTING STATIONS”) are cleared. The preset stations have to be set again.

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PRESETTING STATIONS

PRESETTING STATIONS MANUALLY

1 Press the TUNER/BAND button on the main unit or the BAND button on the remote control to select a band.

2 Press the ++ or > button or turn the MULTI

JOG dial to select a station.

3 Press the EDIT button repeatedly until MANUAL SET ? appears.

4 Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

The station is stored and assigned a preset number.

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The unit can store 15 preset stations for each band.

When a station is stored, a preset number is assigned to the station. Use the preset number to tune in to a preset station directly.

PRESETTING STATIONS AUTOMATICALLY

The unit scans through the receivable frequency range and stores stations automatically.

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Presetting stations automatically will clear all previously preset stations.

1 Press the TUNER/BAND button on the main unit or the BAND button on the remote control to select a band.

2 Press the EDIT button repeatedly until AUTO SET ? appears.

3 Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

AUTO START ? appears on the display.

4 Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

The unit searches for a station within the band selected at step 1.

When a tuned station is stored, the preset number assigned to the station flashes.

When automatic presetting has been completed, the display returns to the first preset station.

IPRESET NUMBER TUNING

1 Press the TUNER/BAND button on the main unit or the BAND button on the remote control to select a band.

42 Press the II button.

Each time the button is pressed, the next ascending preset number is selected.

Once a preset station is tuned in, the MULTI JOG dial is also available to select the desired preset station.

“runing by preset number

“1Press the BAND button on the remote control to select a band. (Or, use the TUNER/BAND button on the main unit.)

:! Press the numbered buttons on the remote control to select a preset number:

Example:

To select preset number 10, press the +1 O and O buttons.

To select preset number 15, press the +10 and 5 buttons.

lrO clear a preset station

1 Select the preset number of the station to be cleared.

:! Press and hold the II button until CLEAR OK? appears. 3 Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

The preset numbers of all other stations in the band with higher numbers are also decreased by one.

II there is a long period of power failure or disconnection of AC cord, the presetting of the stations is canceled. In this case, preset again.

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REGISTERING STATION NAME

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You can register a desired name to a station which has already

been stored in memory.

The registered name appears on the display when the station is

tuned in.

1 Press the TUNER/BAND button on the main unit or the BAND button on the remote control to select a band.

2 Press the 11 button or turn the MULTI JOG dial to select a preset station.

3 Press the EDIT button repeatedly until NAME EDIT ? appears.

4 Within 5 seconds, press the ENTER button.

The unit turns into character entry mode.

5 Press the MODE button repeatedly to select the kind of character.

Capital letters + Smal[ letters

Number/symbol <

6 Turn the MULTI JOG dial to select a desired character.

7 Press the ›~ button.

8 Repeat steps 5 to 7 to enter all the required characters (up to 12 characters).

If you leave the unit without performing any operation for one minute in steps 5 to 7, the character entry mode will be canceled. If this happens, repeat from step 3.

9 Press the ENTER button.

The entered station name is displayed.

To change a character

Press the <+ or - button repeatedly until the character to be changed flashes. Then enter the desired character again.

To delete characters

Press the 4+ or - button repeatedly until the character to be deleted flashes. Then press the II button.

To insert a space between the characters

Press the < or - button repeatedly until the part to be entered as a space flashes. Then press the DISP button.

To add a character between two characters

First, insert a space between two characters as described above. Then change the space to the desired character by entering it.

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