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“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

Aenclosure 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

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literature accompanying the appliance.

Owner’s record

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.

I Model No.

Serial No. (Lot No.)

CX-ZL70

SX-WZL70

I PX-E860

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).

3 Mounting surface — Place the unit on a flat, even surface.

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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 liquid 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 m A&* 3 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 wallor-ceiling,u;less 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 is not still inserted easily 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 socket.

-Avoid overloading AC power plugs and extension cords beyond their capacity, as this could result in fire or shock.

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.

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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 staltic electricity build-up.Article 810 of the National Electrical Cc~de,ANS1/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.

Antenna Grounding According to the National Electrical Code

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Maintenance

Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating Instructions.

Damaae Reauirina 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 got 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.

PREPARATIONS

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

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

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

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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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TAPE PLAYBACK

BASIC OPERATIONS

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CONTINUOUS PLAY

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CD PLAYING

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

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

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RECORDING

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

 

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

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

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Al EDIT RECORDING ......................................................

 

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

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KARAOKE

 

 

 

MICROPHONE MIXING ..m....mm..........................................

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CD KARAOKE PROGRAM ..............................................

 

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CLOCK AND TIMER

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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TURNTABLE

 

 

 

BASIC OPERATION .........................................................

 

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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

 

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Check your system and accessories

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CX-ZL70Compact disc stereo cassette receiverSX-WZL70Front speakers

PX-E860Stereo turntable

Remote control

AM antenna

FM antenna

7 Connect the right speaker to the main unit.

@Connect the speaker cord with the plug to the SPEAKERS HIGH FREQ R terminal.

@Connect the speaker cord with the white stripe to the SPEAKERS LOW FREQ R C) terminal and the black cord to the O terminal.

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Operating Instructions, etc.

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.

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

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2 Connect the left speaker to the main unit.

Connect the speaker cord with the plug to the SPEAKERS HIGH FREQ L terminal, and another speaker cord to the SPEAKERS LOW FREQ L terminals in the same manner as step 1.

There are no difference between the front speakers. Both speakers can be connected as L (left) or R (right).

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3 Connect the stereo turntable to the main unit.

Connect the red plug to PHONO IN R jack, and the white plug to PHONO IN L jack.

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

4 Connect the sumlied antennas.

Connect the FM an\&na to FM 75 Q terminals and the AM antenna to AM LOOIP terminals.

FM antenna

5Connect the AC cord to an AC outlet.

The game Demo will begin when the AC cord is plugged into an AC outlet. See page 8 “GAME[)EMO for details.

To position the antennas

FM feeder antenna:

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

AM loop antenna:

Position to find the best reception.

To stand theAM antenna on a surface

Fix the claw to the slot.

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.

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CONNECTING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA

For better FM reception, use of an outdoor antenna is recommended.

Connect the outdoor antenna to FM 75 Q terminals.

To connect other optional equipment + page 27.1

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Inserting batteries

Detach the battery cover on the rear of the remote control and insert two R6 (size AA) batteries.

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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.

-/+PRESET on the remote control

The function is the same as that of + on the main unit.

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.)

CD

To turn the power on

Press one of the function buttons (TAPE, TUNER, PHONO, VIDEO/AUX or 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.

Illumination guides

Whenever POWER or one of the function buttons is pressed, the buttons for the selected operation light up or flash. Exarnp/e: WhenCLOCK is pressed, II SET, + and - flash as a guide to setting the current time.

Flash windows

The window on the top of the unit and the cassette decks light up or flash while the unit’s power is on.

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

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.

To change the brightness level of the display

1Press ECO so that “ECOMODE” is displayed.

2Within 4 seconds, turn MULTI JOG to display “DIMMODE”, and then press ENTER within 4 seconds.

3Within 4 seconds, turn MULTI JOG to select the dimmer mode as below.

The mode will be automatically set after 4 seconds. It will also be set if ENTER is pressed within 4 seconds after step 3.

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DIM-OFF: The normal display.

DIMMER 1: The illumination of the display is dimmer than usual.

DIMMER 2: The illumination of the display is dimmer than DIMMER 1.

DIMMER 3: The illumination of the display is dimmer than DIMMER 2. The spectrum analyzer, the window on the top of the unit, and the button lamps light off.

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Setting this unit to power economizing mode reduces power consumption as follows.

When the power is turned off, all the display lights turn off, and only the indicator on the POWER button lights.

However, if the clock is not set, the game Demo (page 8), will begin when the power is turned off.

If CD or tape does not play for 10 minutes or if there is no audio input from any connected external equipment for 10 minutes when VI DEO/AUX or PHONO is selected as the source, the power ShlJk off.

The display brightens only when operating the unit. When the unit has not been used for 10 seconds, the brightness level switches to the mode previously selected in “DIMMODE”. (Page 6)

(If the display brightness level is set to “DIM-OFF”,the brightness does not change. When the level is “DIMMER3“, the button lamps are also turned off.)

1Press ECO.

“ECOMODE” will be displayed.

2Press ENTER wiithin 4 seconds.

The current power-economizingmode status will be displayed. If thepower-economizingmode is OFF: ECO OFF

If the power-economizingmode is ON: E=COON

3Turn MULTI JOG within 4 seconds to switch thepower-economizingmode on or off.

Examp/e: When “ON”is selected

The mode will be automatically set after 4 seconds. It will also be set if ENTER is pressed within 4 seconds after step 3.

Standby power consumption

If the power-economizingmode is OFF: 31 W

If the power-economizingmode is ON: 2.5 W

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To view the clock, press CLOCK so that the time is displayed for 4 seconds.

To provide reinforcement for the ultra-lowfrequencies, in addition to the Left/Right2-channelamplifier used to reproducemid-to-high-rangefrequencies, this system incorporates a second L/R2-channelamplifier just for reproduction ofultra-lowfrequencies

making it, in effect, a4-amplifiersystem. By utilizing discrete amplifiers for midto-high-frequenciesand low frequencies, highquality sonic reproduction that is virtually free from distortion can be realized.

This Multi Amplifier System, which utilizes independent circuitry for the different frequency ranges, enables superb sonic reproduction free from distortion.

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BUILT-INSUBWOOFER SYSTEM

The built-insubwoofer system has a separate subwoofer cavity area that is part of the loudspeaker cabinet structure, which acts as a sonic filter to cut distortion components. (In the Multi Amplifier System, theultra-lowfrequency signals transmitted from their own independent amplifier are reproduced in this area.) This separate construction gives a clear, rich definition to bass reproduction and it can realize clear,well-definedmid-to-highfrequency signals,

And AlWA’s built-insubwoofer system incorporates a subwoofer capable of powerful, satisfying bass performance with true stereo separation.

‘@ui!Gin$Mb$ogfer ~Mtilk-Arn~ifier Amplifiers for Mid-to-high range frequencies

Subwoofer’Cavity area Amplifiers for Low frequencies

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During the game Demo,+-,<,- andare 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.

When the AC cord is plugged into an AC outlet for the first time after purchase, the game Demo will begin in the display. When the power is turned on, the game Demo will end. When the power is turned off, the game Demo will begin again.

Until the clock is set, the game Demo will begin whenever the power is turned off.

When the clock is set, the game Demo will not begin even if the power is turned off. (See “SETTINGTHE CLOCK on page 24.)

To start or end game Demo when the clock is set

Press DEMO when the power is off, the game Demo will begin. To end the game Demo, pressDEMO again.

To play the game Demo

1Press DEMO so that the game Demo displays.

2Press+>.

Three numbers on the display start to run.

3Press once.

The number on the left side stops.

4 Press twice to stop the remaining two numbers.

Scoring:

20 points are given to start the game.

If all the numbers are eaua~ 50 points are added to the score. If not eaual. one point is subtracted.

If the gained points reach 9999, you win. If the gained points fall to O, you lose.

To reset the game

Press DEMO twice, then press + . The game starts again.

To change the probability of equalizing the three numbers

Press + or > repeatedly 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.

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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.

Low-frequencysound may be distorted when theT-BASSsystem is used for a disc or tape in whichlow-frequencysound is already emphasized. In this case, cancel theT-BASSsystem.

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Tllrn VOLUME on the main unit, or press VOL A or 1/ on the remote control.

The volume level is displayed as a number from Oto 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.

The BBE system enhances the clarity of high-frequencysound. It alsc)enriches the Karaoke function to make your voice sound clear and pleasant.

Press BBE.

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

Using the headphones

Connect headphones to PHONES jack with a stereo standard plug (06.3 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 (except BBE) of the speakers or headphones can be freely varied without affecting the recording.

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

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SELECTING THE PROGRAMMED EQUALIZATION CURVE

This unit provides the following 4 different equalization curves: ROCK: Powerful sound emphasizing treble and bassPOP: More presence in the vocals and midrange

LATIN: Accented higher frequencies forIatin-typemusicCLASSIC: Enriched sound with heavy bass and fine treble

Press one of the graphic equalizer preset buttons.

The PRGM indicator turns on.

The selected program mode indicator flashes and that program mode appears for 4 seconds on the display.

To cancel the selected mode

Press the selected graphic equalizer preset button. “GEQOFF” is displayed and the equalization curve becomes fiat.

To select with the remote control

Press GEQ repeatedly until the desired program mode is

displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

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MANUALLY

The equalization curve can be customized to suit your preference.

1 Press GEQ FREQ(LOW).

The lowest level frequency indicator flashes for 8 seconds.

2 Within 8 seconds, turn MULTI JOG to adjust the level of the lowest frequency.

3Press GEQ FREQ (HIGH).

The highest level frequency indicator flashes for 8 seconds.

4Within 8 seconds, turn MULTI JOG to adjust the level of the highest frequency.

The frequency level indicators between the lowest and the highest are adjusted accordingly.

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MEMORIZING” ‘THE--NEW‘EQUALIZATION CURVES

Up to 4 customized equalization curves can be stored on the J MANUAL mode Ml -M4.

1 Set a new equalization curve with GEQ FREQ and

MULTI JOG.

See “SETTING A NEW EQUALIZATION CURVE MANUALLY.

The created equalization curve is displayed for 8 seconds.

2 Within 8 seconds, press ENTER.

“MEMORY”is displayed and all the manual mode indicators flash for 8 seconds. Go to step 3 within those 8 seconds.

If this step is not completed within 8 seconds, press GEQ FREQ first to display “GEQON”. Then pressENTER within 8 seconds.

3Press one of the graphic equalizer preset buttons MI-M4.

The MANUAL indicator turns on and the equalization curve is stored.

To select the stored equalization curve

Press one of the graphic equalizer preset buttons M1–M4.

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