SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS 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 you to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. IMPORTANT : When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than as specified.
• 40-Station FM/AM preset tuning • SUBWOOFER output terminal The receiver (RX-E400) and CD player (CDC-E500) are the main units of the YAMAHA Piano Craft Series. You can upgrade the system by adding the cassette deck (KX-E300) and MD recorder (MDX-E300)*.
After unpacking, check that the following parts are contained. <RX-E400> • Remote control MODE REC/PAUSE MODE SLEEP • Batteries (AA, R6, UM-3) • This compact disc player is designed for use with following types of disc only. Never attempt to load any other type of disc into the unit.
Notes on the transportation pad CDC-E500 is shipped with a transportation pad to prevent impact to the internal mechanism that could occur during transportation. Before turning CDC-E500 on, make sure to remove the pad. Before using the unit Take off the caution label. Draw the pad out.
GETTING STARTED Remote control This remote control controls a whole system: not only RX-E400 but also CDC-E500. Moreover, a cassette deck (KX-E300) and MD recorder (MDX-E300) that level up your system can be operated by it. Operating buttons for each unit are explained on the pages below: Receiver, RX-E400: CD player, CDC-E500: Cassette deck, KX-E300:...
Connecting the speakers and antennas Never plug the AC power cord to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. Follow the steps as shown below to connect the system using the supplied cords and accessories. Be sure all connections are made correctly, that is to say L (left) to L, R (right) to R, “+”...
GETTING STARTED Connecting RX-E400 and CDC-E500 Connect ‰ to ‰ using the Audio pin cable. Insert the plugs into the jacks of the same color. Connect RX-E400 and CDC-E500 with the system control cable. The other SYSTEM CONNECTOR of CDC-E500 is for connecting MDX-E300 or KX-E300. Connect the AC power plug of CDC-E500 to AC OUTLET of RX-E400.
Setting the clock You must set the clock before you use the timer functions. The clock is based on a 12-hour system for U.S. and Canada models, and 24-hour system for Australia model. HOUR STANDBY/ON DISPLAY NATURAL SOUND STEREO RECEIVER RX–E400 STANDBY/ON DISPLAY...
Listening to the radio You can find radio stations automatically and manually. AUTO/MAN’L PRESET/TUNING NATURAL SOUND STEREO RECEIVER RX–E400 STANDBY/ON DISPLAY MEMORY AUTO/MAN'L PRESET/BAND TIMER TIMER ADJ TIMER HOUR BASS TREBLE PHONES – – PRESET/BAND Automatic tuning Select TUNER by turning INPUT so that the frequency of a radio station appears in the display.
TUNING Presetting stations The unit can preset station frequencies selected by Automatic tuning or Manual tuning. Up to 40 stations can be stored. With this function, you can select any desired station by pressing the corresponding preset station number. PRESET/TUNING NATURAL SOUND STEREO RECEIVER STANDBY/ON...
Before using the timer If you want to use the cassette deck, KX-E300 or the MD Recorder, MDX-E300 for timer play or recording, you must first make the connections as shown in “Connecting the system” on page 6. For details, refer to the instructions supplied with the MDX-E300 or KX-E300.
USING THE BUILT-IN TIMER Sleep timer The unit can be turned off automatically at a selected SLEEP time. PRESET TUNER REC/PAUSE MODE DUBBING SLEEP SLEEP VOLUME Play the desired sound source. Press SLEEP repeatedly until the desired sleep time appears in the display. Each time you press SLEEP, the sleep time changes as follows: SLEEP 2h00m SLEEP 1h30m...
CDC-E500 NAMES OF BUTTONS AND CONTROLS STANDBY/ON 1 STANDBY/ON 2 Display (this page) 3 Disc tray (P.17) 4 DISC SKIP (P.18) 1DISC 1 2 3 3DISCS O O O O O O O O O O O O 1 Disc indicator 2 1 DISC/3 DISCS (Disc play mode) indicator 3 REP S/F (Single or Full) indicator (P.19) 4 PROG indicator (P.20)
Playing a disc DISC SKIP NATURAL SOUND COMPACT DISC PLAYER STANDBY/ON POWER Numeric buttons +100 RANDOM PROG MODE TEXT/TIME DISC SKIP MODE $ !/⁄ › TAPE DIRECTION PRESET TUNER PRESET TAPE TAPE REC/PAUSE REC/PAUSE MODE DUBBING START SLEEP DISPLAY VOLUME Turn on the power of RX-E400 and CDC-E500.
CD OPERATIONS To change the disc play mode If necessary, change the disc play mode by pressing MODE on the remote control. All disc play mode: All disc on the disc tray are played sequentially. 3DISCS Single disc play mode: Only the designated disc is played.
Random-sequence play The unit can play all the tracks in a random sequence. POWER +100 RANDOM PROG MODE TEXT/TIME DISC SKIP MODE If necessary, switch the disc play mode by pressing MODE. • If the single disc play mode is selected, select the desired disc by pressing DISC SKIP.
CD OPERATIONS Program play By creating a program, you can enjoy listening to your favourite tracks in any desired order. As many as 30 tracks can be programmed in sequence. POWER Numeric buttons +100 RANDOM PROG MODE TEXT/TIME DISC SKIP TEXT/TIME $ !/⁄...
SYSTEM CONTROL Before recording When you record by using MDX-E300 or KX-E300, you must first make the connections as shown in “Connecting the system” on page 6. For details, refer to the instructions supplied with the MDX-E300 or KX-E300. A source from the component which is connected to the AUX terminal component can be recorded on a tape or MD.
Play unit Record unit • Recording automatically starts at the beginning of the tape. (By pressing DUBBING START, the tape automatically rewinds to the beginning if it is in the middle.) Press DUBBING START to start recording. Note • The displays 1~4 which include the component you have not connected to your receiver (RX-E400) will be skipped.
If it cannot be corrected, or if the fault is not listed in the SYMPTOM column, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help. When taking the service, the MDX-E300 or KX-E300 may be needed. For details, contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
SYMPTOM Play does not begin. Play is delayed, or begins at the wrong place. CD synchronized recording or Automatic recording function does not work. Sound “skips.” Sound “hums.” Noise from inside of the unit. The remote control does not work. TV functions strangely when the remote control is being used.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION <RX-E400> Amplifier section Minimum RMS output power per channel ... 55 W + 55 W (6Ω 1kHz 0.1% THD) ... 40 W + 40 W (6Ω 20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.1% THD) DIN Standard output power per channel (Europe model) ...
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