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COMPACT DISC STEREO SYSTEM

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

CX-NHMT25

–ForNSX-HMT25and

NSX-HMT26

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

 

MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES

 

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E (Español)

 

 

F (Français)

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-NFW-903-01000115AKH-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.

NOTE

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a 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 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 or adjustments to this product, which are not expressly approved by the manufacturer, may void the user’s right or authority to operate this product.

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 their capacity, as this could result in fire or shock.

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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 — Unplug the AC power cord from the power outlet if the unit will not be used for 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.

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.

Maintenance

Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating Instructions.

Damage Requiring Service

Have the units 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................

2

PREPARATIONS

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

4

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

6

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

7

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

8

SOUND

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

9

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

9

RADIO RECEPTION

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

10

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

10

TAPE PLAYBACK

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

11

CD PLAYING

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

12

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

13

RECORDING

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

14

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

15

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

15

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

16

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

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DOLBY PRO LOGIC

 

 

 

 

 

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ADJUSTING SPEAKER LEVEL BALANCE

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PLAY WITH DOLBY PRO LOGIC ....................................

19

 

 

TIMER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

20

 

 

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

21

 

 

OTHER FEATURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

22

 

 

OTHER CONNECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

23

 

 

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

23

 

 

GENERAL

 

 

 

 

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

24

 

 

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

24

 

 

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

 

25

 

 

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

 

Back cover

 

 

 

 

 

Check your system and accessories

 

 

 

NSX-HMT25/NSX-HMT26

 

 

 

CX-NHMT25Compact disc stereo cassette receiver

 

 

SX-NAJ22Front speakers

 

 

 

SX-R275Surround speakers

 

 

 

SX-C605Center speaker

 

 

 

TS-W45Subwoofer (ForNSX-HMT26only)

 

 

 

Remote control

AM antenna

FM antenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PREPARATIONS

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.

1Connect the front speakers.

The speaker placed on the right side of the unit facing you is “the right speaker” and another one is “the left speaker”.

The cord with white stripe should be connected to 0 terminals and the other cords to 9terminals.

Be sure to connect the speaker cords correctly. Improper connections can cause short circuits in SPEAKERS terminals.

2Connect the surround speakers.

Connect the surround speaker cords to SURROUND SPEAKERS terminals.

3Connect the center speaker.

Connect the center speaker cord to CENTER SPEAKER terminal.

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POSITIONING THE SPEAKERS

To achieve the optimum effects obtainable with the DOLBY PRO LOGIC system, it is important to position the speakers properly. Refer to the following illustration to find out the best location in your room.

L & R: Front speakers C: Center speaker

Position in the center of the two front speakers. In addition, position on or below the TV set, if connecting a TV set to the unit.

SL & SR: Surround speakers

Place the surround speakers directly to the side of or slightly behind the listening area. Align them horizontally, about 1 meter (3.2 feet) above ear height.

SW: Subwoofer (For NSX-HMT26only)

Place the subwoofer on the floor close to a wall or in a corner of the room.

 

PREPARATIONS

 

 

 

To mount the surround speakers on the wall

• No sound is heard from the center and surround speakers

 

 

when the DOLBY PRO LOGIC is set to off.

 

• The center speaker sounds when the DOLBY PRO LOGIC

 

 

is set to on.

 

Mount each speaker on a spot that can hold its weight.

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4Connect the subwoofer. (only forNSX-HMT26)

Connect the subwoofer cord to SUBWOOFER terminal.

Refer to the Operating Instractions of TS-W45for the details.

5Connect the supplied antennas.

Connect the FM antenna to FM 75 Ω terminals and the AM antenna toAM LOOP terminal.

FM antenna

AM antenna

6Connect the video equipment.

Connect VIDEO/AUX jack of this unit to the audio output jack of the video equipment with an optional audio connecting cord.

7Connect the Television to the video equipment.

Refer to the Operating Instructions of the connected equipment for details.

8Connect the AC cord to an AC outlet.

The DEMO will begin when the AC cord is plugged into an AC outlet for the first time. To deactivate the DEMO, set the clock.

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.

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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.

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 23.

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.

Using the remote control

The instructions in this manual refer mainly to the buttons on the main unit. Buttons on the remote control with the same names as those on the main unit can be used as well.

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 22)

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.

2 Press ENTER within 4 seconds.

The current power-economizingmode status will be displayed.

3 Turn MULTI JOG within 4 seconds to select one of thepower-economizingmode.

Example: When “ON” is selected

4 Press ENTER within 4 seconds.

If the clock is not set, the unit does not black out. Instead, the DEMO will begin when the power is turned off.

DIMMER MODE

To change the display dimmer mode

1Press ECO repeatedly until “DIM MODE” is displayed.

2Within 4 seconds, press ENTER.

3Within 4 seconds, turn MULTI JOG to select one of the dimmer modes changed cyclically as below.

4Within 4 seconds, press ENTER.

DIM-OFFDIMMER 1 DIMMER 2 DIMMER 3

“DIM-OFF”mode is the brightest and “DIMMER 3” mode is the dimmest. In “DIMMER 3” mode, the level indicator, the window of the unit top, and the button illumination light off in addition.

FLASH WINDOW

The window on the top of the unit lights up or flashes while the unit is being powered on.

To turn off the light of the top window, press s while pressing CD. To turn back on, repeat the above.

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SETTING THE CLOCK

1 Press CLOCK 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

Press CLOCK 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 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 on the remote control and then press swithin 4 seconds.

Repeat the same procedure to restore the 12-hourstandard.

In the 12-hourstandard, “AM 12:00” indicates midnight and “PM 12:00” 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 7) is on, the unit blacks out when the power is turned off. To view the clock, pressCLOCK 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 (50). The volume level is automatically set to 20 when the power is turned off with the volume level set to 21 or more.

To change the left/right balance

Press MANUAL SELECT on the remote control.“L/R” is displayed for 2 seconds. Press fDOWN or gUP on the remote control within these 2 seconds.

The DOLBY PRO LOGIC front speakers level is also changed. (See page 18)

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.

GRAPHIC EQUALIZER

PREPARATIONS

 

 

SOUND

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.

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The display the current GEQ mode

Press GEQ once 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. The GEQ mode is displayed cyclically as follows.

ROCKPOPCLASSICGEQ OFF

(cancel)

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.

Using the headphones

Connect headphones to the PHONES jack with a standard stereo plug (ø6.3 mm,1/4 inch).

No sound is output from the speakers while the headphones are plugged in.

When the headphones are plugged in, the DOLBY PRO LOGIC is canceled.

Sound adjustment during recording

The output volume and tone (except BBE) of the speakers or headphones are freely varied without affecting the recording.

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RADIO RECEPTION

MANUAL TUNING

1 Press 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.

2 PressfDOWN org UP 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.

To search for a station quickly (Auto Search)

Keep fDOWN or gUP pressed until the frequency starts to change rapidly. After tuning in to a station, the search stops. To stop the Auto Search manually, press fDOWN or g

UP.

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

When an FM stereo broadcast contains noise

Press MONO TUNER on the remote control so that “MONO” appears on the display.

Noise is reduced, although reception is monaural.

To restore stereo reception, repeat the above so that “MONO” disappears.

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. 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.

PRESETTING STATIONS

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 orgUP 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.

Preset number

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 TUNER BAND 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 sCLEAR, 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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