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CD Stereo System

Operating Instructions

SC-AK58
Model No.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these
instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
RQT5324-P

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    CD Stereo System Operating Instructions SC-AK58 Model No. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. RQT5324-P...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Radio operation CD operation Tape deck operation Recording operation Supplied accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts. (Only for U.S.A.) To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site (http://www.panasonic.com).
  • Page 3 Sound quality / sound field operations Boosting the super woofer ... 27 Using the built-in sound quality/sound field settings ... 27 Varying the sound quality with the manual equalizer (Manual EQ) ... 28 Varying the sound quality with the acoustic image (AI) equalizer (3D AI EQ) ...
  • Page 4: Precautions

    All other servicing should be referred to an authorized service personnel. For the address of an authorized servicenter: In the U.S.A. 1-800-211-7262 or web site (http://www.panasonic.com) In Canada 905-624-5505 or web site (www.panasonic.ca) Placement...
  • Page 5: Concerning The Remote Control

    Listening caution EST. 1924 Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just pur- chased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equip- ment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Asso- ciation’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level.
  • Page 6: Placement Of Speakers

    Front view Place the speakers with the Panasonic logo facing toward the listen- ing position. We recommend that surround speakers be placed on the side of, or slightly behind, the listener at ear level.
  • Page 7: Connections

    Adhesive tape F M A N FM indoor G N D antenna L O O P A N T H O L D Antenna A M A N holder L O O P E X T Gray (+) T E R C E N (Left) R O U...
  • Page 8 coaxial cable (not included) F M A N G N D AM outdoor antenna (not included) A M A N L O O P E X T RQT5324 FM outdoor antenna (not included) You may need an outdoor antenna if you use this system in a moun- tainous region or inside a reinforced-concrete building, etc.
  • Page 9 Video cassette recorder (not included) Rear panel of this unit AUDIO OUT Record player (not included) Rear panel of this unit AUDIO OUT Connections External unit connection • For details, refer to the manual of the units which are to be connect- •...
  • Page 10: Front Panel Controls

    CD MANAGER CD 1 CD 2 AC IN POWER MODE CD STEREO SYSTEM TUNER BAND TAPE DECK 1/2 3D AI PLAY CLOCK TIMER PRO LOGIC TUNE MODE PHONES FM MODE BP TUNE TIME ADJ DECK 1 OPEN TAPE EDIT REC STOP DECK 1 CD STEREO SYSTEM TUNER...
  • Page 11 AUTO OFF SLEEP MUTING DISC PROGRAM PROGRAM CANCEL CANCEL REPEAT REPEAT RANDOM RANDOM S.WOOFER PRO LOGIC CH SELECT CH LEVEL TEST VOLUME AUDIO SYSTEM R A K - S A 9 5 8 W K Front panel controls Remote control Buttons such as function is exactly the same way as the buttons on the main unit.
  • Page 12: Turning The Demo Function Off (demo)

    MODE POWER RQT5324 Turning the demo function off (DEMO) DISPLAY If the clock has not been set, a demonstration of the display is shown DEMO when the unit is off. This function is set to on at the time of purchase. To get the most from the eco mode (see below), turn the demo function off.
  • Page 13: Setting The Time

    2, 4 AUTO OFF SLEEP MUTING DISC PROGRAM PROGRAM CANCEL CANCEL REPEAT REPEAT RANDOM RANDOM AUTO OFF Setting the time The example in the figure shows how to set the time for 4:25 p.m. 1. Press [ , POWER] to turn the unit on. DISPLAY DEMO 2.
  • Page 14: Presetting Radio Broadcasts

    RQT5324 Presetting radio broadcasts • Up to 12 stations can be set in each band with automatic or manual memory presetting. • If broadcast frequencies are preset in the memory, you can easily tune in any of these frequencies from the system or remote control unit.
  • Page 15: Listening To Radio Broadcasts

    FM MODE BP Listening to radio broadcasts 1. Press [TUNER BAND] to select band. The unit comes on and the radio begins to play. Every time you press the button; “FM” 2. Press [ , TUNE MODE] to select “PRESET” or “MANUAL”.
  • Page 16: Listening To Compact Discs

    RQT5324 Listening to compact discs 1, 3 Loading and checking CDs Always stop the changer before loading or changing CDs. You can- not change CDs while a disc is playing. How to load CDs 1. Press the [ The selected tray will open. 2.
  • Page 17: Sequential Play

    Track number Disc number Elapsed playing time (Of current track number) Total number Total playing time of tracks Listening to compact discs Sequential play 1. Press [CD]. The power will come on automatically. If the unit was off and a CD was loaded, play will start automati- cally (One touch play function).
  • Page 18: Random Play

    AUTO OFF PROGRAM PROGRAM CANCEL CANCEL REPEAT REPEAT S.WOOFER PRO LOGIC CH SELECT CH LEVEL VOLUME REPEAT REPEAT AUTO OFF PROGRAM PROGRAM CANCEL CANCEL S.WOOFER PRO LOGIC CH SELECT CH LEVEL VOLUME DISC RQT5324 RANDOM Press [RANDOM]. Every time you press the button: 1-DISC To random play just one disc Select the CD you want to random play with [CD1]-[CD5] and press...
  • Page 19: Program Play

    AUTO OFF SLEEP MUTING DISC PROGRAM PROGRAM CANCEL CANCEL REPEAT REPEAT RANDOM RANDOM S.WOOFER PRO LOGIC CH SELECT CH LEVEL TEST VOLUME PROGRAM DISC PROGRAM Specified disc number Specified track number Listening to compact discs Program play by remote control only You can program up to 24 tracks.
  • Page 20: To Listen To Special Cds And Tracks (cd Manager Function)

    Specified disc number RQT5324 Listening to compact discs To listen to special CDs and tracks (CD Manager function) This function makes it easier for you to select specific CDs and tracks from amongst those loaded in the player. You can use this function to make recordings as well. There are 3 CD/track selection modes.
  • Page 21: Listening To Tapes

    Tape direction Deck in use Listening to tapes Types of tapes which can be played correctly: The unit automatically identifies the type of tape. You can use either deck 1 or deck 2 for tape playback. 1. Press [TAPE DECK 1/2]. The power will come on automatically.
  • Page 22: Before Recording (deck 2 Only)

    Listening to tapes To fast-forward or rewind the tape Press [ ] or [ ] in the stop mode. Tape direction To rewind “ ” “ ” To find the beginning of a program (TPS: Tape Program Sensor) TPS finds the beginning of a track and resumes play from there. Each press increases the number of tracks skipped, up to a maximum of 9.
  • Page 23: Recording From Radio Broadcasts

    Tape direction FM MODE/BP Recording from radio broadcasts Preparation: Insert the tape to be recorded on into deck 2. Tape direction is automatically set to “ Change the tape direction if you want to start recording from the re- verse side. ( page 22) 1.
  • Page 24: Recording From Compact Discs

    Tape direction RQT5324 Recording from compact discs Sequential recording Preparation: 1. Insert the tape to be recorded on into deck 2. Tape direction is automatically set to “ Change the tape direction if you want to start recording from the reverse side.
  • Page 25: To Record Special Cds And Tracks (cd Manager Function)

    Recording from compact discs To record special CDs and tracks (CD Manager function) This function makes it easier for you to select special CDs and tracks from amongst those loaded in the player. • While recording, if a track is cut off in the middle at the end of the front side, it is re-recorded from the beginning on the reverse side.
  • Page 26: Tape-to-tape Recording

    Tape direction of the tape you are recording onto RQT5324 Tape-to-tape recording The recording level will be recorded as they are on the tape being played back. Preparation: Insert the cassettes. For playback: into deck 1 For recording: into deck 2 Tape direction is automatically set to “...
  • Page 27: Boosting The Super Woofer

    Boosting the super woofer Press [S.WOOFER]. SOUND CONTROL JOG • When listening to the sound through the speakers MID (medium) S.WOOFER AUTO OFF SLEEP MUTING • When listening to the sound through the headphones DISC Light on (ON) PROGRAM PROGRAM CANCEL CANCEL REPEAT...
  • Page 28: Varying The Sound Quality With The Manual Equalizer (manual Eq)

    RQT5324 Varying the sound quality with the manual equalizer (Manual EQ) 1. Dial [SOUND CONTROL JOG] to select “MANUAL”. When it is dialed down, the settings are selected in the following sequence. HEAVY CLEAR SOFT DISCO LIVE HALL MANUAL(M.EQ) AI EQ FLAT 2.
  • Page 29: Varying The Sound Quality With The Acoustic Image (ai) Equalizer (3d Ai Eq)

    Varying the sound quality with the acoustic image (AI) equalizer (3D AI EQ) It is possible to use the acoustic image equalizer (AI EQ) together with the surround effect to create your own sound effect. The AI EQ equalizer uses the SOFT, SHARP, HEAVY and LIGHT sound quality coordinates to achieve subtle sound quality settings with ease.
  • Page 30: Enjoying Sound With Dolby Pro Logic (dolby Pro Logic)

    AUTO OFF PROGRAM PROGRAM CANCEL CANCEL REPEAT REPEAT S.WOOFER PRO LOGIC CH SELECT CH LEVEL VOLUME PRO LOGIC TEST VOLUME CH SELECT CH LEVEL RQT5324 SLEEP MUTING DISC Remote control only If the level of the speakers appears to be different while listening to a source, sit where you would normally and perform the following to ad- RANDOM RANDOM...
  • Page 31: Using The Timer

    1, 2, 3 Using the timer Using the play timer Preparations • Switch on the power. • Make sure that you have completed “Setting the time” on page 13. 2, 3 The figure shows how to set the play timer to play from 6:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.
  • Page 32: Using The Record Timer

    1, 2, 3 RQT5324 Using the timer Using the record timer Preparations • Switch on the power. • Make sure that you have completed “Setting the time” on page 13. 2, 3 Set the timer at least 2 minutes before you want to start recording. The figure shows how to set the record timer for recording from 6:30 p.m.
  • Page 33: Using The Play/record Timer

    Using the timer Using the play/record timer PLAY CLOCK TIMER If you set the timer incorrectly Repeat the procedure from step 1. To check settings While the unit is on and the “ PLAY” (or “ press [CLOCK/TIMER] so “ PLAY”...
  • Page 34: Using An External Unit

    Headphones (not included) (PHONES) AUTO OFF SLEEP MUTING DISC MUTING RQT5324 Using an external unit Listening to an external source (See page 9 for external unit connection.) 1. Press [AUX]. The power will come on automatically. 2. Start playback from the external source. (For details, refer to the owner’s manual of the equipment.) Recording from an external source 1.
  • Page 35: Concerning Compact Discs

    How to hold CDs Do not touch the recorded surface. How to clean CDs Wipe from inside outward. How to take up tape slack Side A Tab for side “ B ” Tab for side “ A ” To re-record Normal position tape Hi-position tape Detection hole...
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting Guide

    Authorized Service Centers (enclosed with this unit) to locate a convenient service center, or consult your dealer for instructions. For detailed instructions, contact an authorized servicenter in the U.S.A. and Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre in Canada. In the U.S.A. 1-800-211-7262 or web site (http://www.panasonic.com)
  • Page 37: Maintenance

    Troubleshooting guide Problem Probable cause(s) While listening to AM broadcasts You hear an unusual beat You are using the system at the same time sound. you are playing a TV set. You hear a low-frequency The antenna wire is near the power cord. hum.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    Specifications AMPLIFIER SECTION Front speaker power output RMS power output THD 1.0% , both channels driven 60 Hz–120 Hz 70 W per channel (6 ) 120 Hz–14 kHz 30 W per channel (6 ) Total Bi-amp power 100 W per channel Power output in Dolby Pro Logic mode RMS power output...
  • Page 39: Product Service

    Web Site. Accessory Purchases: 1-800-332-5368 (Customer Orders Only) Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 (6 am to 5 pm Monday–Friday; 6 am to 10:30 am Saturday; PST) (Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, Check) Factory Servicenters Locations...
  • Page 40 Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 http://www.panasonic.com © 2000 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Printed in Singapore Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”) Ave.

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