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COMPACT DISC STEREO SYSTEM

SISTEMA ESTEREO CON REPRODUCTOR DE DISCOS COMPACTOS CHAINE STEREO AVEC LECTEUR DE DISQUES COMPACTS

NSX-AJ20

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

 

MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES

 

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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.

 

 

 

For assistance and information

call toll free 1-800-BUY-AIWA (United States and Puerto Rico)

8A-NF9-903-11000404BKH-U-9

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WARNING

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

“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, 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.

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, 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 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 cart to overturn or fall.

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 or ceiling mounting — The unit should not be mounted on a wall or ceiling, unless specified in the Operating Instructions.

Electric Power

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 still does not easily insert 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 outlet.

-Avoid overloading AC outlets and extension cords beyond

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CONNECTIONS ................................................................. 4 REMOTE CONTROL ........................................................... 5 BEFORE OPERATION ........................................................ 6 SETTING THE CLOCK ........................................................ 7
PRECAUTIONS ................................................................... 2

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Extension cord — To help prevent electric shock, do not use

a polarized AC power plug with an extension cord,ABLEreceptacle,OF CONTENTS or other outlet unless the polarized plug can be completely

inserted to prevent exposure of the blades of the plug. When not in use — Unplug the AC power cord from the power

outlet if the unit will not be used for several months or more. PREPARATIONS When the cord is plugged in, a small amount of current

continues to flow to the unit, even when the power is turned off.

Outdoor Antenna

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 electricitybuild-up.Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information on proper grounding of the mast, supporting structure, and thelead-inwire to the antenna discharge unit, as well as the size of the grounding unit, connection to grounding terminals, and requirements for grounding terminals themselves.

SOUND

 

AUDIO ADJUSTMENTS ....................................................

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GRAPHIC EQUALIZER .......................................................

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RADIO RECEPTION

 

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

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PRESETTING STATIONS ...................................................

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CD PLAYING

 

BASIC OPERATIONS ......................................................

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PROGRAMMED PLAY .....................................................

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TAPE PLAYBACK

 

 

BASIC OPERATIONS ......................................................

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RECORDING

 

 

BASIC RECORDING ........................................................

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Maintenance

DUBBING A TAPE MANUALLY .......................................

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Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating

DUBBING THE WHOLE TAPE .........................................

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Instructions.

AI EDIT RECORDING ......................................................

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PROGRAMMED EDIT RECORDING ...............................

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Damage Requiring Service

TIMER

 

Have the units serviced by a qualified service technician if:

 

 

 

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

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- The AC power cord or plug has been damaged

 

 

 

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

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- Foreign objects or liquid have gotten inside the unit

 

 

- The unit has been exposed to rain or water

OTHER FEATURES

 

- The unit does not seem to operate normally

 

 

 

DEMO (Demonstration) ..................................................

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- The unit exhibits a marked change in performance

 

 

- The unit has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged

OTHER CONNECTIONS

 

 

CONNECTING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT .......................

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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL SOURCES .........................

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GENERAL

 

 

CARE AND MAINTENANCE ...........................................

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

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

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PARTS INDEX ...................................................

Back cover

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE UNIT YOURSELF.

 

 

Check your system and accessories

NSX-AJ20

CX-NAJ20Compact disc stereo cassette receiver

SX-NAJ22Front speakers

Remote control

AM antenna

FM antenna

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PREPARATIONS

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CONNECTIONS

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.

IMPORTANT

Connect the speakers, antennas, and all optional equipment first. Then connect the AC cord.

AM antenna

FM antenna

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Do not leave objects generating magnetism, such as credit cards, near the speakers, as these 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.

To position the antennas

FM antenna:

Extend this antenna horizontally in a T-shapeand fix its ends to the wall.

AM antenna:

Position and rotate this antenna to find the best possible reception.

To stand the AM antenna on a surface

Fix the claw to the slot.

REMOTE CONTROL

Inserting batteries

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,CD) on the main unit.

Each time FUNCTION is pressed, the next function is selected cyclically. When tapes are inserted in both decks, each deck is selected withFUNCTION.

4” and “5” ofDISC DIRECT PLAY on the remote control cannot be used on this system.

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.)

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BEFORE OPERATION

To turn the power on

Press one of the function buttons (TAPE,TUNER,VIDEO/AUX,CD). Playback of the inserted disc or tape begins, or the previously tuned station is received (Direct Play Function).

POWER is also available.

To turn the power off

Press POWER.

When the power is turned on, the disc compartment may open and close to reset the unit.

DEMO (Demonstration)

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. When the power is turned off, the DEMO will begin again.

When the clock is set, the DEMO will not begin even if the power is turned off.

To deactivate or activate DEMO

Press a, and clock is displayed in place of the DEMO. Press c to activate.

(For more about the DEMO, see page 18)

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.

ECO ON

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 DIMMER (1-3)is selected, the illumination of the display and the buttons brighten for 10 seconds only when you press a button, or turnVOLUME orMULTI JOG.

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.

ECO AUTO

• In addition to the three operations of ECO ON, the unit automatically turns itself off if you do not operate it and the sound source is mute for 10 minutes.

ECO OFF

• The power economizing mode does not function.

1 Press ECO.

“ECO MODE” will be displayed.

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SETTING THE CLOCK

1 Press CLOCK while pressing SHIFT on the remote control.

When using the unit, press a while the power is off.

The clock is displayed. (The “:” between the hours and minutes flashes.)

2 Within 4 seconds, turn MULTI JOG to designate the hour and the minute.

Turning MULTI JOG changes both the hour and the minute. for gis also available in place ofMULTI JOG. Holding these buttons down will vary the time rapidly.

3 Press ENTER ora.

The clock starts from 00 seconds.

To restore an original clock setting

PREPARATIONS

 

Press CLOCK while pressingSHIFT on the remote control before

 

completing step 3 to restore the previous time setting. This

 

cancels any new setting.

 

To view the clock when another display is in the display

 

Press CLOCK while pressingSHIFT on the remote control. The

 

time is displayed for 4 seconds and then the original display

 

reappears. However, the clock cannot be displayed during

 

recording.

 

To switch to the 24-hourstandard

 

Press CLOCK while pressingSHIFT on the remote control and

 

then press s within 4 seconds.

 

Repeat the same procedure to restore the 12-hourstandard.

 

In the 12-hourstandard, “AM 12:00” indicates midnight and

 

“PM12:00” indicates noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the clock display flashes

 

 

 

If the display flashes when the clock is displayed, it indicates

 

 

 

that the clock has stopped due to a power failure or the removal

 

 

 

of the power cord. The current time needs to be reset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the power-economizingmode (page 6) is on, the unit blacks out when the power is turned off. To view the clock, pressCLOCK while pressingSHIFT on the remote control so that the time is displayed for 4 seconds.

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SOUND

AUDIO ADJUSTMENTS

VOLUME

Turn VOLUME on the main unit, or press VOL on 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.

GRAPHIC EQUALIZER

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

POP: More presence in the vocals and midrangeCLASSIC: Enriched sound with heavy bass and fine treble

Press one of ROCK, POP or CLASSIC.

The selected equalization mode is displayed.

SUPER T-BASSSYSTEM

The T-BASSsystem enhances the realism oflow-frequencysound.

Press T-BASS.

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 pressT-BASS while pressingSHIFT.

BBE SYSTEM

The BBE system enhances the clarity of high-frequencysound.

Press BBE.

Each time it is pressed, the level changes. Select one of the three levels, or the off position to suit your preference.

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

When playing back a tape recorded with BBE, it is recommended that BBE be set to off to avoid distorted high frequency sound.

To display the current GEQ mode

Press GEQ once while pressingSHIFT on the remote control. The current mode is displayed for 4 seconds.

To cancel the selected mode

Press one of ROCK, POP orCLASSIC twice. “GEQ OFF” is displayed.

To select with the remote control

Press GEQ repeatedly while pressingSHIFT. The GEQ mode is displayed cyclically as follows.

ROCKPOPCLASSICGEQ OFF

(cancel)

Using the headphones

Connect headphones to the PHONES jack with a standard stereo plug (ø 6.3 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 are freely varied without affecting the recording.

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RADIO RECEPTION

 

MANUAL TUNING

PRESETTING STATIONS

1Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to select the desired band.

FMAM

When TUNER BAND is pressed while the power is off, the power is turned on directly.

To select a band with the remote control

Press BAND while pressingSHIFT.

2 PressfDOWN orgUP to select a station.

Each time the button is pressed, the frequency changes. When a station is received, “TUNE” is displayed for 2 seconds. During FM stereo reception, 1 is displayed.

The unit can store a total of 32 preset stations. 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 press fDOWN org UP to select a station.

2Press a SET to store the station.

A preset number beginning from 1 in consecutive order for each band is assigned to the station.

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3 Repeat steps 1 and 2.

The next station will not 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 0-9and +10 to select a

preset number.

Example:

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. Then, press cPRESET repeatedly or turnMULTI JOG.

Each time c PRESET is pressed, the next ascending number is selected.

To clear a preset station

Select the preset number of the station to be cleared.Then, press s CLEAR, and press aSET within 4 seconds.

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

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CD PLAYING

BASIC OPERATIONS

LOADING DISCS

Press CD, then press z OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc compartment. Load disc(s) with the label side up.

To play one or two discs, place the discs on tray 1 and 2.

To play three discs, pressDISC CHANGE to rotate the trays after placing two discs. Place the third disc on tray 3.

Close the disc compartment by pressing z OPEN/CLOSE.

Tray number of the disc to be played

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of

Total playing time

tracks

 

 

 

PLAYING DISCS

Load discs.

To play all discs in the disc compartment, pressc.

Play begins with the disc on tray 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of track

Elapsed playing

being played

time

To play one disc only, press DISC DIRECT PLAY1-3.

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 it at the desired point.

To skip to the beginning of a track during playback, press f or grepeatedly or turn MULTI JOG.

To remove discs, press zOPEN/CLOSE.

To start play when the power is off (Direct Play Function)

Press CD. The power is turned 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 while pressingSHIFT on the remote control. The amount of time remaining until all tracks finish playing is displayed. To restore the playing time display, repeat the above.

Selecting a track with the remote control

1Press DISC DIRECT PLAY 1-3 to select a disc.

2Press numbered buttons 0-9 and+10 to select a track. Example:

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 z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc compartment.

When loading an 8-cm(3-inch)disc, put it onto the inner circle of the tray.

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.

Do not use irregular shape CDs (example: heart-shaped,octagonal ones). It may result in malfunctions.

The unit may not play a CD-R/RWdisc that is recorded on personal computers or some kinds ofCD-R/RWrecorders because of differences in recording platforms.

Do not attach any seal or label to either side (the recordable side or the labeled side) of a CD-R/RWdisc. It may cause malfunction.

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