Aiwa CT-X409 User Manual

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CFX409,“

STEREO CAR CASSEITE RECEIVER RADIO-CASSETTEESTEREOFONICO PARA AUTOMOVIL

OWNER’S RECORD

For your convenience, record the model number and serial number (you will find them ontheright side of yourset) inthespace provided below. Please referto them when you contact your AIWA dealer in case of difficulty.

Model No. ICT-X409

Serial No. ~

Welcome

Thank you foryourpurchasing this AIWAproduct. 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 a12-voltDCnegative-groundelectrical system only.

To preventshort-circuiting,disconnect the negative car battery terminal 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 in 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.).

Notes on cassettes

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Do NOT expose cassettes to direct sunlight, extremely high or cold temperature or mo[sture. 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 dirl or dust will 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 Iimlts 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 installation.

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 interferenceto radio ortelevision 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.

Caution on the transit protection pad

The unit is shipped with a transit protection pad in the cassette compartment.

Be sure to press EJECT A to remove the pad before operating the unit.

Transit protection pad

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TABLE

OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

FRONT PANEL

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DETACHING AND ATTACHING

THE FRONT

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

 

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SETTING

THE

BEEP TONE ..............................................................................

 

 

 

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SETTING

THE CLOCK .......................................................................................................................

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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PRESETTING

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

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

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

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SOUND ADJUSTMENTS

 

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CONNECTING

A PORTABLE CD/MD PLAYER

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MAINTENANCE

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

 

 

 

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This unit can be operated using the AIWA RC-SW1orRC-CD1remote control (sold separately).

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FRONTPANEL

Display window

@+/- (audio control) button

@SEL (select) button

@H-BASSbutton

@EJECT h button

@Cassette compartment

@DIRECTION ++/~ button

@BAND button

@TAPE button

@MUTE button

@A.ME (auto memory/preset scan) button @~ (release) button

@TUNE 7/A buttons

@CD/MD IN jack (3.5-mmdia.) @ pWR (power onloff) button @Preset station buttons1-6

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@ DISP (display) button @LO (local/DX) button

@My INFO (my information) button @CD/MD IN button

@Band indicator @AM/PM indicator

@Main display section @ST (stereo) indicator

@Subdiaplay section @LO (local) indicator

@MY INFO (my information) indicator @+> (tape direction) indicators @Audio control indicator

@H BASS indicator

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DETACHING AND

ATTACHING THE FRONT

PANEL

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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.

Before detaching the front panel, remove the cassette to prevent possible damage to the unit.

1 Press PWR to turn the unit off.

2While supporting the front panel with one hand, press & to release one side of the panel. Care must be taken not to drop the panel. It may suddenly eject at this point.

3When the front panel is lifted from the unit, remove it by pulling it away from the unit.

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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.

Attaching the front panel

Swxrrity Lamp

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 ec~uipped with any other security systems such as a security alarm, so there are limitations to its ef festiveness.

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LED lamp

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SETTING THE BEEP TONE

The unit is preset at the factory to beep each time you press any button on the front panel except it, A, + and >. You can stop beeping by following the procedure below.

1With the unit off, press 1 and 4 at the came time.

The “BEEP indication appears.

Each time you press them, this function turns on or off.

The beep function is activated when the “BEEP indication appears with the audio control indicator lighting up and canceled without the indicator.

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Audio control indicator

SETTING THE CLOCK

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1Press PWR to turn the unit on.

2Press and hold DISP for more than 2 ‘ seconds until the clock indication flashes.

If you do not proceed with step 3 within 5 seconds, the clock indication disappears.

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3Press TUNE Y to set the hour.

Press TUNE A to set the minute.

4Press DISP to start working the clock from O second.

Having the clock displayed while in Radio or Tape Play mode

Press DISP. The clock display appears for 5

seconds, then the unit returns to its former display.

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RADIO OPERATION

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1 Press PWR to turn the unit on.

The radio frequency appears.

2Press BAND to select the band from among FM1, FM2, FM3 snd AM.

The band indicators appear cyclically in order. (FM1, FM2 and FM3 share the same frequency range.)

Band Frequency indicator indication

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3 Press (more than 2 seconds) either

TUNE YorTUNE Atotuneinthedesired

station.

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

Press TUNE 7 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+/-.

BAND TAPE CD/MD IN

PWR

TUNEV/A LO

To turn the unit off

Press PWR.

Note

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

Pressing TAPE turns on the unit in Tape Play mode.

Pressing BAND turns on the unit in Radio mode.

Pressing CD/MD IN turns on the unit in CD/MD IN mode.

Switching modes

When the unit is in Radio 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 Radlio mode, press LO to select Local mode. The “LO indicator lights up.

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

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

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PRESETTING STATIONS

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

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1 Press BAND to select a desired band from among FM1, FM2, FM3 and AM.

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2Press 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.

Use this function to automatically preset up to 6 stations each for FMI, FM2, FM3 and AM (up to a total of 24 stations).

. When auto memory is completed, the station stored in 1CH is tuned in.

To stop auto memory, press A.ME again.

To check the preset stations (preset scan)

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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1 Press BAND to select the band from among FM1, FM2, FM3 andAM.

2Tune in the station that you wish to preset with TUNE 7 or TUNE A.

3Press one of the preset station buttons .

1 to 6 for approximately 2 seconds.

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

Preset number

Repeatthese procedurestopreset upto6 stations each for FM1, FM2, FM3 and AM.

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 preset station will be erased.

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MY INFORMATION

1 SWITCH

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1 Press BAND to select a desired band fromamong FM1, FM2, FM3 and AM.

2Press the desired preset station button.

The number of the pressed preset station button is displayed 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.

You can timer-activatethe radio for a daily radio program. The unit turns on and off in Radio mode at the preset time automatically.

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

The “PO indication flashes in the display window.

2Press SEL.

Timer indication flashes.

3Set the time you wish the unit to turn on in Radio mode.

Press TUNEY to set the hour. Press TUNEA to set the minute.

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MY INFORMATION S WITCH

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4Press SEL.

Radio indication flashes. Band indicator

5Press BAND to select the band.

6Tune in the station that you wish to preset with TUNE Y or TUNE A.

7Press SEL.

Timer indication flashes.

8Set the time you wish the unit to turn off.

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

9Press and hold MY INFO for more than 2 seconds.

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

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IWith the unit on, press MY INFO.

The “MYINFO indicator lights up and the timer is activated.

To cancel the timer

Press MY INFO again so that the “MY INFO indicator disappears.

To check the setting

With the unit off, press MY INFO.

The turn-ontime, followed by the radio frequency and theturn-offtime, appears in the display window each for 1 second, then the unit turns off.

Notes

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.

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 TAPE changes the unit to Tape Play mode.

Pressing CD/MD IN changes the unit to CD/ MD IN mode.

If you switch modes with these buttons, the unit does not turn off at the turn-offtime of the timer.

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