Aiwa Z-VR55 User Manual

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88-MAR-903-21

98061 2CMY-Y-9

For assistance and information

call toll free I-800-BUY-AIWA

(United States and Puerto Rico)

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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.”

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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.

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 yourAiwa dealer in case of difficulty.

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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 bath, sink, 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.

4Ventilation — 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 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

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7Condensation — Moisture may form on the CD pickup lens when:

-Theunit is moved from a cold spot to a warm spot-Theheating system has just been turned on

-Theunit is used in a very humid room-Theunit 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 —Theunit 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.

3 AC power cord

-Whendisconnecting 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.

-Avoidoverloading AC power plugs and extension cords beyond their capacity, as this could result in fireor shock.

4Extension cord —Tohelp 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 AC power plug 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 electricity build-up. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANS1/NFPA70, provides information on proper grounding of the mast, supporting structure, and the lead-in wire to the antenna discharge unit, as well as the size of the grounding unit, connection to grounding terminals, and requirements for grounding terminals themselves.

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Antenna Grounding According to the National Electrical Code

 

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Maintenance

Clean the unit only as recommended in the Operating Instructions.

Damaae 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 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 clropped, or the cabinet has been damaged Do NOT ATTEMPT To SERVICE THE UNIT YOURSELF.

Check your system and accessories

SX-C606Center speakerSX-R276Surround speakers

Remote control

AM antenna

FM antenna

Operating Instructions, etc

PREPARATIONS

SETTING UP .......................................................................

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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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DSP SURROUND ................................................................

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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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CD PLAYING

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

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

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RECORDING

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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DOLBY PRO LOGIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUSTING SPEAKER

LEVEL ......................................

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

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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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OTHER CONNECTIONS

 

 

 

CONNECTING OPTIONAL

EQUIPMENT .......................

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LISTENING TO EXTERNAL

SOURCES .........................

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CONNECTING A DVD PLAYER ......................................

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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 ...................................................

 

 

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The DOLBY PRO LOGIC system which is the biggest feature of this stereo system provides you with multichannel sound in your home.

Complete setting and connection of the main unit, supplied speakers, yourTV and video equipment according to the following procedure.

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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.

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@Center speaker

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

@Surround speakers

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

No sound is heard from the center and surround speakers when the DOLBY PRO LOGIC the DSP SURROUND system and the 5.1 CH (page 20) are set to off.

The sound is heard from the center speaker when the DOLBY PRO LOGIC or the 5.1 CH (page 20) is set to on.

Check the AC voltage

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 in the end.

Speakers

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

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7 Connect the right and left speakers to the main unit.

Connect the right speaker cord to SPEAKERS R terminals, and the left to SPIEAKERS L terminals.

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The speaker cord with the white stripe should be connected to the 0 terminal and the black cord to the O terminal.

2 Connect the slurround speakers to the main unit.

Connect the right surround speaker cord to SURROUND SPEAKERS R terminal, and the left to SURROUND SPEAKERS L terminal.

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the AC cord to an AC outlet.

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the antennas

 

FM feeder antenna:

 

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

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AM antenna:

 

Position to find the best reception.

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To stand the AM antenna on a surface

 

Fix the claw to the slot.

 

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

3 Connect the center speaker.

Connect the center speaker cord to CENTER SPEAKER terminal,

4 Connectthe video equipment.

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

5 Connect a Television to the video equipment.

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

6 Connect the supplied antennas.

Connect the FM antenna to FM 75 Q terminals and the AM antenna to AM LOOP terminals.

AM antenna

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Do not leave objects generating magnetism, such as credit cards, near the speakers, as the objects may be damaged.

Do not position the FM antenna near metal objects or curtain rails.

Do not position the AM antenna near other optional equipment, the stereo system itself, the AC cord or speaker cords, as interference will occur.

Do not unwind the AM antenna wire.

To mount the surround speakers on the wall

Carefully mount the surround speakers so that the speakers are firmly secured.

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CONNECTING AN OUTDOOR ANTENN”A

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 19.

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Inserting batteries

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

R6(AA)

When to replace the batteries

The rmaximu-moperationaldistance 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.

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 unit on

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

POWER is also available.

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

To turn the power off

Press POWER.

Flash window

The window on the top of the unit lights up or flashes while the unit’s power is on.

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

Game Demo

When the AC cord is connected, the display window demonstrates the game Demo. When the power is turned on, the game Demo is overridden by the operation display. When the power is turned off, the game Demo is restored.

To cancel the game Demo

Press DEMO. To re-activatethe game Demo, press DEMO again.

To play the game Demo

1Press DEMO so that the game Demo displays.

2Press >.

Three numbers on the display start to run.

3Press 9 once.

The number on the left side stops.

4Press ■ twice to stop the remaining two numbers.

Scoring:

20 points are given to start the game,

If all the numbers are eaual, 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 Demo

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

During playing the game Demo, 1 and P are available only for the game Demo. Cancel the game D’emo to use these buttons for other functions such as CD playing, etc.

During the game Demo, some indicators unrelated with the actual operation light up on the display.

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To dim the illumination of the display

1 Press CLOCIVDIMMER W, then press ENTER within 4 seconds.

2 Within 4 seconds, ‘turnMULTI JOG to select the dimmer mode. r DIMMER0+-+[)IMMER1 ~ DIMMER 2 ~ DIMMER3 -1

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DIMMER O: The usual 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 and the illumination on the buttons also light off.

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Turn VOLUME on the main unit, or press VOLUME on the remote control.

The volume level is displayed as a number from Oto 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.

To change the Iefthight balance

Adjust the left/right balance with BALANCE.

The DOLBY PRO LOGIC (page 15) and the DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND (page 20) front speakers level is also changed.

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

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

POP: More presence in the vocals and midrange

CLASSIC: Enriched sound with heavy bass and fine treble.

Press GEQ repeatedly to select the equalization mode. The GEQ mode is displayed cyclically as follows.

ROCK— POP— CLASSIC— GEQ OFF (cancel)

The selected equalization mode is displayed.

To cancel the selected mode

Press GEQ repeatedly until “GEQOFF is displayed.

* MULTI JOG is also available to change the equalization mode

Using the headphones

Connect headphones to PHONES jack with a standard stereo plug (06.3 mm, 1/4 inch).

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

When the headphones are plugged in, the DSP SURROUND system, the DOLBY PRO LOGIC and the 5.ICH (page 20) do not function.

Sound adjustment during recording

The output volume and tone of the speakers or headphones may be freely varied without affecting the recording.

The DSP (Digital Signal Processor) SURROUND system can create the effect of sound reflected from walls and ceilings. This system enhances 3 types of sound presence.

DISCO: Sound presence of a disco

LIVE: Sound presence of a live music performance

HALL: Sound presence of a concerl hall

DSP — (DISCO, LIVE, HALL)

Equalization curves are selected automatically to match the DSP SURROUND modes and can also be selected or turned off to suit your preference.

When the music source is monaural

Select LIVE to obtain a simulated stereo effect. When DISCO or HALL is selected, no sound will be heard from the surround speakers.

To cancel the selected mode

Press the selected DSP SURROUND mode button again. “DSP OFF is displayed.

Whilethe DW SURROUND mode is off, no sound is heard from the surround speakers.

To select with the remote control

Press SURROUND repeatedly until the desired mode is displayed.

To adjust the volume of the surround speakers

Press MANUAL SELECT twice or three times on the remote control.“S-L”or “S-R”is displayed for 2 seconds. Press ++ or

>on the remote control within these 2 seconds.

The DOLBY PRO LOGIC (page 15) and the DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND (page 20) surround speakers level is also changed.

The DSP SURROUND mode is canceled when:

-the DOLBY PRO LOGIC is turned on.

-the headphones are plugged in.

-the 5.1 CH (page 20) is selected.

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RADiO RECEPTION

To search for a station quickly (Auto Search)

Press TUNER PRESET repeatedly to display“SEARCl+’’(auto search mode), and turn MULTI JOG clockwise or counterclockwise until the frequency starts to change rapidly. After tuning in to a station, the search stops.

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1 Press TUNER/13AND to select the FM or AM band.

When TUNER/BAN13 is pressed while the power is off, the power is turned on directly (Direct Play Function).

2 Press TUNER PRESET repeatedly to select the manual tuning mode.

Each time the bulton is pressed, the following three tuning modes are select~!d cyclically.

@Preset tuning mode: The preset number flashes.

@Auto search mode: “SEARCH”is displayed.

@Manual tuning mode: “SEARCH” is not displayed and the preset number does not flash.

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The preset tuning mode is skipped if no station is preset.

3 Turn MULTI JC)G clockwise or counterclockwise to tune in to a station.

The frequency changes as you turn MULTI JOG. When a station is receivecl, “TUNE is displayed for 2 seconds. During FM stereo reception, [11~111is displayed.

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. -DOWN ant{-UPare also available to tune in to a station.

To stop the Auto Search manually, turn MULTI JOG a little in either direction.

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

H DOWN and W UP are also available to search for a station. Kee~ H DOWN or - UP pressed until the tuner starts searching. Press the button to stop the search manually.

When an FM stereo broadcast contains noise

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

Noise is reduced, although reception is monaural.

MONO

To restore stereo reception, press REPEAT/MONO TUNER on the remote control 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 pressing TUNER/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.

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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.

1 Press TUNER/BAND to select a band, and press

MDOWN or MUP to select a station.

2Press II 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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Usable tapes

Use Type I (normal) tapes only.

1 Press TAPE, then press W= to open the cassette holder.

3Repeat steps 1 and 2.

No more stations will be stored if a total of 32 preset stations have already been stored.

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Use the remote control to select the preset number directly.

1 Press TUNER/BAND to select a band.

2Press numbered buttons O-9and +10 to select a preset number.

Example:

To select preset number 20, press +10, +10 and O. To select preset number 15, press +10 and 5.

Selecting a preset number on the main unit

Press TUNER/BAND to select a band. Press TUNER PRESET repeatedly untilthe preset number flashes (preset tuningmode), and turn MULTI JOG. The preset numbers are selected in sequence as you turn MULTI JOG.

*PRESET 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 CLEAR, andpress II SET within 4 seconds.

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

Insert a tape with the exposed side down. Push the cassette holder to close.

2 Press - to start play.

Only the side facing out from the unit can be played back.

To stop play, press WA.

To pause play, press 11. To resume play, press again.

To fast forward or rewind, press - or - in stop mode. Then press W4 to stop the tape.

When both Deck 1 and Deck 2 are set in the playback mode

Deck 2 is heard.

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