Aiwa CT-FX719 User Manual

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STEREO CAR CASSETTE RECEIVER

RADIO-CASSEITEESTEREOFONICO PARA AUTOMOVIL

OWNER’S RECORD

For your convenience, record the model number and serial number (you will find them on the right side of your set) in the space provided below. Please refer to them when you contact your AIWA dealer in case of difficulty,

Model No. \CT-FX729M,CT-FX719

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Welcome

Thank you for your purchasing this AIWA product. To optimize the performance of this unit, please read through this manual carefully.

In addition to this operating instructions manual, be sure to refer to the separate installation and connections manuals as well.

PRECAUTIONS

This unit is designed to be operated on a 12-voltDCnegative-groundelectrical system only.

To prevent short-circuiting,disconnect the negabve car battery termmal until the unit has been mounted and connected completely.

When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one whose amperage rating is identical. Use of a fuse of higher amperage may cause serious damage to the unit.

Keep screwdrivers, etc. and other metallic or magnetic objects away from the playback head.

When your car was parked m direct sunlight resulting m a considerable rise in temperature inside the car, allow the unit to cool off before operating it.

Keep the volume at such a level that you can hear outside warning sounds (horns, sirens, etc.).

Notesoncassettes

Do NOT expose cassettes to direct sunlight, extremely high or cold temperature or moisture. Keep cassettes away from equipment with builtin magnets to avoid unwanted noise or loss of sound quality.

Do NOT touch the tape of a cassette, as any drl or dust WIII contaminate the heads.

Be sure to remove any cassette from the unit If you are not using it.

NOTE

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits fora Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference In a residential installabon.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.

CAUTION

Modifications oradjustmentsto this product, which are not expressly approved by the manufacturer, may void the user’s right or authority to operate this product.

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TABLE

OF CONTENTS

 

 

FRONT PANEL ...................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

3

DETACHING

 

AND ATTACHING THE FRONT

PANEL ... ....... .... ....... .... ...

... .... .... .. ... ..... .. 4

SETTING

THE CLOCK

.......................................................................................................................

 

 

5

RADIO OPERATION ..........................................................................................................................

 

 

 

5

PRESETTING

 

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

 

 

6

MY INFORMATION SWITCH ...... ...

... ... ... ....

.... ........ ... ................... .. ....

........ .... .... ... ...... . 8

TAPE PLAYBACK .............................................................................................................................

 

 

 

10

SOUND ADJUSTMENTS .................................................................................................................

 

 

11

CD CHANGER

PLAY (CT-FX729M

only) .........................................................................................

 

13

CONNECTING

A PORTABLE CD/MD PLAYER

OR OTHER EQUIPMENT

14

SETTING

THE BEEP TONE .............................................................................................................

 

 

15

SETTING

THE CONTRAST CONTROL ...........................................................................................

 

15

TROUBLESHOOTING

(CT-FX729M

only) ............

.... ........ .... ..... ... ..... .........

.... .... ... ......... .... 16

MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

16

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

 

 

 

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This operating instructions manual covers the CT-FX729MandCT-FX719.

 

Their main differences are listed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT-FX729M

CT-FX719

CD changer

(optional)

control

 

Yes

No

function

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CT-FX729MCT-FX719

Remote control

Supplied

Sold separately

* Refer to the operating instructions manual supplied with the AIWA RC-SW1remote control for details.

The unit has an extra display (DEMO) mode which demonstrates the display of the operation modes of the unit. The unit switches to DEMO mode automatically if you turn the unit on and leave it as it is for 5 seconds after all the connections have been completed.

To cancel DEMOmode

During DEMO mode, press and hold DISP for more than 2 seconds.

To resume DEMO mode, press and hold DISP again for more than 2 seconds.

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FRONTPANEL

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Displaywindow

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~ +/- (audio control) button

@SEL (select) button

@H-BASSbutton

@DIR (direction) button

@CD (CD changer playlpause) button*

(CT-FX729Monly)

@BAND button

@OPEN button

@A.ME (auto memory/preset scan) button o TUNE/DISC* T/A buttons (CT-FX729M)

TUNE 7/A buttons(CT-FX719)REW/FF (rewind/fast forward) buttons

@CD/MD IN jack (3.5-mmdia.)

@MUTE/POWER OFF button

@Preset station buttons 1-6

@144 (back skip) button* (CT-FX729Monly)

@~ (forward skip) button* (CT-FX729Monly)

@INT (intro) button’ (CT-FX729Monly)

@REP (repeat) button* (CT-FX729Monly)

@REP1 (repeat 1) button* (CT-FX729Monly)

@RANDOM button* (CT-FX729Monly)

@DISP (display) button

@LO (local/DX) button

@MY INFO (my information) button

@ DRV (drivers sound stage adjustment) button

@I Level indicator

@Tape/CD’ running indicator (CT-FX729M)Tape running indicator(CT-FX719)

@CD changer operation indicator* (CT-FX729Monly)

@ST (stereo) indicator @LO (local) indicator @ HcBASS indicator

@MY INFO (my information) indicator

@Main display section

@DSSA (drivers sound stage adjustment) indicator

Usable only when an optional CD changer is connected.

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DETACHING AND

ATTACHING THE FRONT

PANEL

1 2

You can detach the front panel from the unit and carry it with you when you leave your car unattended.

When you carry the front panel out of your car, use the supplied carrying case,

IPress and hold MUTE for more than 2 seconds to turn the unit off.

zPress OPEN to open the front panel and pull it out as illustrated @) - @).

Notes

When you leave the front panel open, do not put anything on the panel.

When you cany the front panel in the carrying case, do not drop or apply mechanical shock to the panel, and never let the panel become wet.

Attachingthe frontpanel

IFit the lower side of the front panel to its hinge pegs as illustrated @) -@.

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2 Close the front panel.

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Notes

Do not press OPEN by accident when you push the front panel to secure it in above procedure.

Do not touch the connector on the reverse side of the front panel, as doing so may contaminate the connector and cause a poor connection resulting in a malfunction.

SecurityLamp

When the front panel is detached, you can find an LED lamp on the front side of the unit. This lamp is designed to deter theft, and continues to flash when the front panel is detached. This unit is not equipped with any other security systems such as a secu rity alarm, so there are limitations to its eff activeness.

LED lamp

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SETTING

THE CLOCK

RADIO

OPERATION

1,3

DISP 2

4

1,2

You can turn the unit on by pressing any button except OPEN on the front panel.

IWith the unit on, press and hold SELfor more than 2 seconds until the clock indication appears.

2Press TUNE v to set the hour. Press TUNE A to set the minute.

3Press SEL to start working the clock from Osecond.

Havingthe clockdisplayedwhile in Radio,Tape Playor CDChangerPlaymode

Press DISP repeatedly until the clock is displayed. The clock display appearsfor5 seconds, then the unit returns to its former display.

Each time you press DISP, the display changes as follows,

Radio~ape Play/CD Changer Play indication J

T Clock

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1Press BAND to turn the radio on.

The radio frequency appears.

2Press BAND again to select the band from among FI (FM1), F2 (FM2), F3 (FM3), Al (AM1) and A2 (AM2).

The band indications appear cyclically in order.

F1, F2 and F3 share the same frequency range.

Al and A2 share the same frequency range.

Band indication Frequency (ndication

3 Press (more than 2 seconds) either TUNE 7 orTUNE Atotuneinthedesired station.

The unit starts scanning and tunes in a station automatically (seek tuning).

Press TUNE Y to decrease and TUNE A to increase the frequency.

Press the button again to cancel seek tuning. Repeat the procedure until the desired station is tuned in.

Note

If you press (less than 0.5 second at a time) either TUNE Y or TUNE A, the frequency decreases or increases step by step.

4 Adjust the volume with+/-.

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TUNET/A CD BAND

MUTE

DIR LO

To turn the unitoff

Press and hold MUTE for more than 2 seconds.

Note

The unit turns on in the last mode selected when you turned off the unit with the exceptions of pressing the following buttons.

Pressing DIR turns on the unit in Tape Play mode.

Pressing CD turns on the unit in CD Changer Play mode.

Pressing BAND turns on the unit in Radio mode.

Switchingmodes

When the unit is in Radio or CD Changer Play mode, inserting a cassette switches the unit to Tape Play mode automatically.

LO(local/DX)button

You can use Local mode when you wish to tune in only strong stations during seek tuning. In Radio mode, press LO to select Local mode. The “LO indicator lights up.

Press LO to cancel Local mode and switch to DX (distance) mode.

The “ST (stereo) indicator lights up when the tuned-instation is broadcasting in stereo and the reception is good.

PRESETTING STATIONS

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1Press BAND to select a desired band from among F1 (FM1 ), F2 (FM2), F3 (FM3), Al (AM1) and A2 (AM2).

zPress and hold A.ME for more than 2 seconds to activate the automatic presetting function.

The six strongest available stations will be stored in memory on the preset station buttons 1 to 6 in order of their signal strength, The “A MEW indication appears while the unit is in this mode.

Use this function to automatically preset up to 6 stations each for F1, F2, F3, Al and A2 (up to a total of 30 stations).

When auto memory is completed, the preset stations are automatically tuned infor5 seconds each in order.

To stop auto memory, press A.ME again.

To checkthe presetstations(presetscan)

If you wish to check the preset stations, press A. ME forlessthan 2seconds. The preset stations stored in memory will be tuned in for 5 seconds each in order.

To stop this function, press A.ME again or press any of the preset station buttons 1 to 6.

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PRESETTING STATIOiIIS

You can manually preset stations that have not been selected by auto memory.

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1Prese BAND to select the band from among F1 (FM1), F2 (FM2), F3 (FM3), Al (AM1) and A2 (AM2).

2Tune in the station that you wish to preset with TUNE T or TUNE A.

3Press one of the preset station buttons 1 to 6 for appro~mately 2 seconds.

The number of the pressed preset station button appears next to the frequency indication.

Repeat these procedures to preset up to 6 stations each for Fl, F2, F3, Al and A2.

If you try to preset a station on a preset station button on which another station of the same band has already been preset, the previously meset station will be erased.

During presetting of stations, beeps are heard regardless of the beep on/off setting (page 15).

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2

~Press BAND to select a desired band from among F1 (FM1), F2 (FM2), F3 (FM3), Al (AMI) and A2 (AM2).

zPress the desired preset station button.

The number of the pressed preset station button appears next to the frequency indication.

Active tuning reception control (ATRC)

This unit automatically suppresses FM noise caused by varying signal strength resulting from movement of the car.

The built-inautomatic blending circuit mixes the left and right channel signals according to the strength of the reception. At the same time, thehigh-cutcircuit activates to maintain the sound quality.

If the reception becomes even weaker, the unit automatically switches to Monaural mode to reduce noise.

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MY INFORMATION

SWITCH

You can timer-activatethe radio for up to two daily radio programs. The unit turns on and off in Radio mode at the preset time automatically,

4Set the time you wish the unit to turn on in Radio mode.

PressTUNE Y to set the hour. Press TUNE A to set the minute,

5Press SEL.

The “BANDSEL” indication flashes.

Press SEL again.

Radio indication flashes.

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1With the unit off, press and hold MY INFO formore than 2 seconds.

The “PROGRAM1” or “PROGRAM2” indication flashes in the display window.

The number on which no program is preset flashes,

2Press either of preset station button 1 or 2 to select program 1 or 2.

3Press SEL.

The “ONTIME indication flashes

Press SEL again.

Timer indication flashes.

Band indication

6 Press BAND to select the band.

7Press SEL.

The “FREQ indication flashes.

Press SEL again. Radio indication flashes.

Frequency indication

8 Tune in the station that you wish to preset with TUNE 7 or TUNE A.

9 P~ess SEL.

The “OFFTIME indication flashes,

Press SEL again.

Timer indication flashes.

lo Set the time you wish the unit to turn off .

PressTUNE 7 to set the hour. Press TUNE A to set the minute.

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MY INFORMATION SWITCti

11

12

~~Press SEL.

The clock indication appears.

22Press MY INFO.

Your setting is stored in memory and the unit turns off.

If you preset another program, repeat all the steps from step 1.

To cancel a timer setting in progress, press and hold MUTE for more than 2 seconds.

You can activate the timer for program 1 and/or program 2.

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To cancelthe timer

To cancel program 1, press TUNE 7 or TUNE A repeatedly until the “PRG1OFF indication flashes in step 2.

To cancel program 2, press TUNE Y or TUNE A repeatedly until the “PRG2OFF” indication flashes in step 4.

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When you preset two programs, be sure that they do not overlap.

Even if the unit is in a mode other than Radio mode, the unit switches to Radio mode and tunes in the preset radio program at the preset time automatically. When the program is over, the unit returns to the former mode automatically.

When this function is activated, TUNE 7/A, A. ME, LO and the preset number buttons do not work for tuning in stations.

Even if you are listening to a radio program with this function, pressing the following buttons switches the unit to other mode:

Pressing BAND changes the unit to Radio mode.

Pressing DIR changes the unit to Tape Play mode.

Pressing CD changes the unit to CD Changer Play mode.

If you switch modes with these buttons, the unit does not turn off at the turn-offtime of the timer. To switch to CD/MD IN mode, press DIR, CD, or BAND before connecting a portable CD/MD player, etc. to the CD/MD IN jack.

1,3,5

1 With the unit on, press MY INFO.

The “PRGI ON” or ‘{PRGI OFF indication (the current setting for program 1) appears.

2Press TUNE T or TUNE A repeatedly until the “PRG1 ON” indication flashes.

3Press MY INFO.

The “PRG2ON or “PRG2OFF indication (the current setting for program 2) appears.

4Press TUNE 7 or TUNE A repeatedly until the “PRG2 ON” indication flashes.

5Press MY INFO to activate the timer.

The “MYINFO indicator lights up,

If you do not proceed to the next step within 5 seconds in steps 1 – 4, the display returns to the current source indication.

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