Aiwa DINA Z-A60 User Manual
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
“CAUTION:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
Explanation of Graphical Symbols:
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, 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 accompanying the appliance.
For your convenience, record the model number and serial number (you will find them on the rear of your unit) in the space provided below. Please refer to them when you contact your Aiwa dealer in case of difficulty.
Serial No. (Lot No.)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
To prevent electric shock or injury, these safety instructions should be followed in the installation, use and servicing the unit.
Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended by the unit manufacturer as they may result in the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons.
Water and Moisture - Do not use this unit near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
Heat - 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 than 35˚C (95˚F ).
Mounting surface - Place the unit on a flat, even surface.Accessories - Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the unit. Any mounting of the appliance should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
Portable cart - An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to
overturn. Ventilation - The unit should be situated with adequate space around it so that proper heat ventilation is assured. Allow 10 cm clearance from the rear and the top of the unit, and 5 cm from the each side.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation, and to ensure reliable operation of the unit and to protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the unit on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This unit should not be placed in a
Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this unit through the cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
Power Sources - This unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. To operate unit on battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.Grounding or Polarization - This unit is provided with a polarized
Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Power lines - An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the unit, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
Antenna Grounding According to the National Electrical Cord
ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE GROUND CLAMP UNIT
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250 PART H)
For added protection for this unit receiver during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and powerline surges.
Cleaning - Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
-When the power cord or plug is damaged.
-If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the unit.
-If the unit has been exposed to rain or water.
-If the unit does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to normal operation.
-If the unit has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
-When the unit exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.
Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or having the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
Safety Check - Upon the completion of any service or repairs to this unit, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the unit is in proper operating condition.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
REMOTE CONTROL ........................................................
BEFORE OPERATION .....................................................
AUDIO ADJUSTMENTS ..................................................
GRAPHIC EQUALIZER ....................................................
MANUAL TUNING ............................................................
PRESETTING STATIONS ................................................
BASIC OPERATIONS ......................................................
BASIC OPERATIONS ......................................................
PROGRAMMED PLAY .....................................................
BASIC RECORDING ........................................................
DUBBING THE WHOLE TAPE .........................................
AI EDIT RECORDING ......................................................
PROGRAMMED EDIT RECORDING ...............................
CLOCK AND TIMER
SETTING THE CLOCK .....................................................
SETTING THE SLEEP TIMER .........................................
SETTING THE TIMER ......................................................
CONNECTING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT .......................
LISTENING TO EXTERNAL SOURCES .........................
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ...........................................
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .........................................
PARTS INDEX ...................................................
Check your system and accessories
Remote Control AM antenna FM antenna
Operating Instructions, etc.
Connect the speakers, antennas and all optional equipment first. Then connect the AC cord.
There are no difference between the front speakers. Both speakers can be connected as L (left) or R (right).
To position the antennas FM antenna:
Extend the antenna horizontally in a
Position to find the best reception.
To stand the AM antenna on a surface
Fix the claw to the slot.
1 Connect the right and left speakers to the main unit.
Connect the right speaker cord to SPEAKERS R terminals, and left toSPEAKERS L terminals.
The speaker cord with the white stripe should be connected to 0terminal and the black cord to 9terminal.
2 Connect the supplied antennas.
Connect the FM antenna to FM 75 Ω terminals and the AM antenna toAM LOOP terminals.
3Connect the AC cord to an AC outlet.
•The Demo will begin when the AC cord is plugged into an AC outlet. See page 6 “DEMO” for details.
•Be sure to connect the speaker cords correctly. Improper connections can cause short circuits in SPEAKERS terminals.
•Do not leave objects generating magnetism, such as credit cards, near the speakers, as the objects may be damaged.
•Do not bring the FM antenna near metal objects or curtain rails.
•Do not bring the AM antenna near other optional equipment, the stereo system itself, the AC cord or speaker cords, since noise will be picked up.
•Do not unwind the AM antenna wire.
CONNECTING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA
For better FM reception, use of an outdoor antenna is recommended.
Connect the outdoor antenna to FM 75 Ω terminals.
To connect other optional equipment page 17.
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 main unit should be approximately 5 meters (16 feet). When this distance decreases, replace the batteries with new ones.
To use SHIFT on the remote control
Buttons 1 have two different functions. One of these functions is indicated on the button, and the other on the plate above the button.
To use the function on the button, simply press the button.
To use the function on the plate above the button, press the button while pressing SHIFT.
To use FUNCTION on the remote control
FUNCTION substitutes for the function buttons (TAPE/DECK 1/2,
TUNER/BAND,VIDEO/AUX/PHONO,CD) on the main unit. Each timeFUNCTION is pressed, the next function is selected cyclically.
•If the remote control 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 inside the display window is exposed to intense light, such as direct sunlight.
-Other remote controls are used nearby (those of a television, etc.).
To turn the power on
Press one of the function buttons (TAPE/DECK 1/2, TUNER/
BAND, VIDEO/AUX/PHONOor CD).
Playback of the inserted disc or tape begins, or the previously
tuned station is received (Direct Play Function).
POWER is also available.
When the unit is turned on, the disc compartment may open and
close to reset the unit.
To turn the power off
Press POWER 6 STANDBY/ON
Whenever POWER or one of the function buttons is pressed,
the buttons for the selected operation light up or flash.
Example: WhenCLOCK is pressed, aSET, fand glight
up as a guide to setting the current time.
To change the brightness level of the display
1Press ECO twice so that “DIM MODE” is displayed.
2Within 4 seconds, press ENTER.
3Within 4 seconds, turn MULTI JOG to select the dimmer mode as below.
“DIM OFF” mode is the brightest and “DIMMER 3” mode is the dimmest.
In “DIMMER 3” mode, the spectrum analyzer, and the button illumination light off in addition.
4Within 4 seconds, press ENTER to set the selected mode.
SETTING POWER ECONOMIZING MODE
When you set power economizing mode to “ECO ON” or “ECO AUTO”, the unit reduces power consumption by conducting four ECO operations as follows.
•The unit (all the illumination of the display and the buttons) blacks out when the power is turned off. Only the red indicator lights up.
If the clock is not set, the unit does not black out. Instead, the DEMO will begin when the power is turned off.
•The illumination of the display brighten for 10 seconds only when you press a button, or turn VOLUME orMULTI JOG.
If the display dimmer mode is set to
•The display dimmer mode is set to the dimmest, the button illumination lights off, and the volume is set to the minimum (0) when the unit turns on by timer recording.
•The unit automatically turns itself off if you do not use it for 10 minutes. (only when “ECO AUTO” is selected)
The unit does not turn itself off if there is audio input signal through VIDEO/AUX/PHONO IN jacks when the function is VIDEO/AUX/PHONO.
1 Press ECO once.
“ECO MODE” will be displayed.
2 Press ENTER within 4 seconds.
3 Turn MULTI JOG within 4 seconds to switch the
Example: When “ON” is selected
4 Press ENTER within 4 seconds to set the mode.
Standby power consumption
To view the clock when all the display lights turn off, press CLOCK so that the time is displayed for 4 seconds.
When the AC cord is plugged into an AC outlet for the first time after purchase, the DEMO will begin in the display. When the power is turned on, the DEMO will end.
Until the clock is set, the DEMO will automatically begin whenever the power is turned off.
You can enjoy two kinds of DEMO modes on this unit. One is demo, the other one is game demo.
In the demo mode, colorful illumination demonstrates on the display.
In the game demo mode, you can play a game. See below about how to play the game.
To switch the two modes to each other, when the unit is in off mode, press POWER while pressingDEMO.
To deactivate or activate DEMO
Press DEMO to turn on or off the DEMO mode.
To play the game Demo
Three numbers on the display start to run.
The number on the left side stops.
3Press stwice to stop the remaining two numbers.
20 points are given to start the game.
If all the numbers are equal, 50 points are added to the score.If not equal, one point is subtracted.
If the gained points reach 9999, you win. If the gained points fall to 0, you lose.
To reset the game DEMO, press DEMOtwice. The game starts again.
To cancel the game DEMO, press DEMO.
To change the probability of equalizing the three numbers
Press for grepeatedly to select one of the three probability levels when playing the game Demo. The tray number indicator in the display changes between 1 and 3. As the tray number increases from 1 to 3, the higher the probability of equalizing.
•During the game Demo, c, f, g and s are available only for the game Demo. Cancel the game Demo to use these buttons for the functions such as CD playing, etc.
•During the game Demo, some indicators unrelated with the actual operation light up on the display.
•During recording, DEMO is not operative.
Turn VOLUME on the main unit, or press VOL N or Mon the remote control.
The volume level is displayed as a number from 0 to MAX (31). The volume level is automatically set to 16 when the power is turned off with the volume level set to 17 or more.
Each time it is pressed, the level changes. Select one of the three levels, or the off position to suit your preference.
To select with the remote control
Using the headphones
Connect headphones to \ jack with a stereo standard plug (ø6.3 mm,1/4 inch).
No sound is output from the speakers while the headphones are plugged in.
Sound adjustment during recording
The output volume and tone of the speakers or headphones can be freely varied without affecting the recording.
This unit provides the following 5 different equalization curves. ROCK: Powerful sound emphasizing treble and bass
POP: More presence in the vocals and midrangeLATIN: Accented higher frequencies for
JAZZ: Suppressed vocals range appropriate for listening to rhythmical sources
Press one of the graphic equalizer preset buttons.
The selected mode indicator light up and that equalization mode appears for 4 seconds on the display.
To cancel the selected mode
Press the selected equalizer preset button. “GEQ OFF” is displayed and the equalization curve becomes flat.
To select with the remote control
Press GEQ repeatedly while pressingSHIFT until the desired
program mode is displayed.
Dynamic Integrated Neo Amplifier
1 Press TUNER/BAND to select the FM or AM band.
When TUNER/BAND is pressed while the power is off, the power is turned on directly (Direct Play Function).
To select a band with the remote control
Press BAND while pressingSHIFT.
2 Press TUNER PRESET repeatedly to select the manual tuning mode.
Each time the button is pressed, the following three tuning modes are selected cyclically.
1 Preset tuning mode: The preset number flashes.
2Auto search mode: “SEARCH” is displayed.
3Manual tuning mode: “SEARCH” is not displayed and the preset number does not flash.
The preset tuning mode is skipped if no station is preset.
3 Turn MULTI JOG clockwise or
The frequency changes as you turn MULTI JOG. When a station is received, “TUNE” is displayed for 2 seconds. During FM stereo reception, 1is displayed.
•fDOWN and gUP are also available to tune in to a station.
To search for a station quickly (Auto Search)
Press TUNER PRESET repeatedly to display “SEARCH” (auto search mode), and turnMULTI JOG clockwise or counterclockwise until the frequency starts to change rapidly. After tuning in to a station, the search stops.
To stop the Auto Search manually, turn MULTI JOG a little in either direction.
•The Auto Search may not stop at stations with very weak signals.
•fDOWN and gUP are also available to search for a station. Keep fDOWN or gUP pressed until the tuner starts searching. Press the button to stop the search manually.
When an FM stereo broadcast contains noise
Press MONO TUNER on the remote control while pressingSHIFT so that “MONO” appears on the display.
Noise is reduced, although reception is monaural.
To restore stereo reception, press MONO TUNER on the remote control while pressingSHIFT so that “MONO” disappears and “STEREO” is displayed for 2 seconds.
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 POWER while pressingTUNER/BAND on the unit. To reset the interval, repeat this procedure.
When the AM tuning interval is changed, all preset stations are cleared. The preset stations have to be set again.
The unit can store a total of 32 preset stations for all bands. 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.
1Press TUNER/BAND to select a band, and tune in to a station with fDOWN or gUP.
2Press aSET to store the station.
A preset number beginning from 1 in consecutive order for each band is assigned to a preset station.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2.
No more stations will be stored if a total of 32 preset stations for all the bands have already been stored.
“FULL” is displayed if you attempt to store more than 32 preset stations.
PRESET NUMBER TUNING
Use the remote control to select the preset number directly.
1Press BAND while pressing SHIFT to select a band.
2Press numbered buttons
To select preset number 20, press +10,+10 and0. To select preset number 15, press+10 and5.
Selecting a preset number on the main unit
Press TUNER/BAND to select a band. PressTUNER PRESET repeatedly until the preset number flashes (preset tuning mode), and turnMULTI JOG. The preset numbers are selected in sequence as you turnMULTI JOG.
•cPRESET is also available to select the preset number. Each time the button is pressed, the next highest number is selected.
To clear a preset station
Select the preset number of the station to be cleared with the numbered buttons. Then, press sCLEAR, and press aSET within 4 seconds.
The preset numbers of all other stations in the band with higher numbers are decreased by one.
This unit is designed for optimal playback of Type I (normal) tapes.
1 Press TAPE/DECK 1/2, then presszPUSH EJECT
to open the cassette holder.
Insert a tape with the exposed side down. Push the cassette holder to close.
2 Presscto start play.
Only the side facing out from the unit can be played back.
The tape counter indicates
Playing deck number
the tape running length.
To select a playing deck
When tapes are loaded in both decks, press TAPE/DECK 1/2 first to select a deck.
The selected deck number is displayed.
To stop play, press s.
To pause play (Deck 2 only), press a.To resume play, press again.
To fast forward or rewind, press for g.
Then press sto stop the tape.
To start play when the power is off (Direct Play Function)
Press TAPE/DECK 1/2. The power is turned on and play of the inserted tape begins.
To set the tape counter to “0000”.
Press sCLEAR in stop mode.
The counter is also set to “0000” when the cassette holder is opened.
When tapes are loaded in both decks
After playback on deck 1 finishes, the tape in the deck 2 will start to play without interruption and will stop at the end of the tape. (Continuous play)
Press CD, then press zOPEN/CLOSE to open the disc compartment. Load disc(s) with the label side up.
To load one or two discs, place the disc(s) on tray 1 and 2.To load three discs, pressDISC CHANGE to rotate the trays after placing two discs. Place the third disc on empty tray 3. Close the disc compartment by pressing zOPEN/CLOSE.
Selecting a track with the remote control
1Press one of DISC DIRECT PLAY
2Press numbered buttons
To select the 25th track, press +10,+10 and5. To select the 10th track, press+10 and0.
The selected track starts to play and continues to the end of that disc.
Replacing discs during play
While one disc is playing, the other discs can be replaced without interrupting play.
1Press DISC CHANGE.
2Remove the discs and replace with other discs.
3Press zOPEN/CLOSE to close the disc compartment.
•When loading an
•Do not place more than one compact disc on one disc tray.
•Do not tilt the unit with discs loaded. Doing so may cause malfunctions.
•When transporting the unit, remove the discs from the trays.
•Do not use irregular shape CDs (example:
•The unit may not play a
•Do not attach any seal or label to either side (the recordable side or the labeled side) of a
To play all discs in the disc compartment, pressc.
All discs are played once.
Number of track
Elapsed playing time
To play one disc only, press DISC DIRECT PLAY
The selected disc is played once.
To stop play, press s.
To pause play, press a. To resume play, press again.
To search for a particular point during playback, keep f or gpressed and release the button at the desired point.
To skip to the beginning of a track during playback, turn
MULTI JOG or press for grepeatedly.
To remove discs, press zOPEN/CLOSE.
To start play when the power is off (Direct Play Function)
Press CD. The power turns on and play of the loaded disc(s) begins.
When zOPEN/CLOSE is pressed, the power is also turned on and the disc compartment is opened.
To check the remaining time
During play (except random play or programmed play), press CD EDIT/CHECK on the remote control while pressingSHIFT. The amount of time remaining until all tracks finish playing is displayed. To restore the playing time display, repeat the above.
Use the remote control.
All the tracks on the selected disc or all the discs can be played randomly.
A single disc or all the discs can be played repeatedly.
Press RANDOM/REPEAT while pressing SHIFT.
Each time it is pressed, the function can be selected cyclically. RANDOM play — RANDOM lights up on the display.REPEAT play — "lights up on the display.RANDOM/REPEAT play — RANDOM and " light up on the display.
Cancel — RANDOM and "disappear from the display.
To play all discs, press cto start play.
To play a single disc, press one of DISC DIRECT PLAY
During random play it is not possible to skip to the previously played track with f.