JVC CA-MXS6MDR Instructions Manual

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COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM
CA-MXS6MDR
LEVEL
METER
DIMMER
LINE
RM-SMXS6MDR
REMOTE CONTROL
STANDBY
/ON
COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR
MENU
SP/LP2/LP4
LONG
REC
MODE
MODE
REC PAUSE
HIGH SPEED
DISC LOADING MECHANISM
CD MD
INSTRUCTIONS
DISC
TITLE/EDIT
ENTER
/DEMO
PHONES
LINE 2
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which are located either on the rear,
bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
COMPACT
DIGITAL AUDIO
LVT0528-001A
[B]

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  • Page 1 COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM CA-MXS6MDR STANDBY LEVEL METER DIMMER MENU LINE RM-SMXS6MDR REMOTE CONTROL COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR SP/LP2/LP4 LONG MODE MODE REC PAUSE HIGH SPEED DISC LOADING MECHANISM CD MD TITLE/EDIT ENTER /DEMO PHONES INSTRUCTIONS DISC COMPACT LINE 2...
  • Page 2 Warnings, Cautions and Others IMPORTANT for the U.K. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.
  • Page 3: Laser Product

    10 cm or more. Front view 1 cm 15 cm CA-MXS6MDR 2 WARNING LABEL, PLACED INSIDE THE UNIT DANGER: Invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or defeated.
  • Page 4 Introduction We would like to thank you for purchasing one of our JVC products. Before operating this unit, read this manual carefully and thoroughly to obtain the best possible performance from your unit, and retain this manual About This Manual This manual is organized as follows: •...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Location of the Buttons and Controls ... 3 Main Unit ... 4 Remote Control ... 5 Getting Started ... 6 Unpacking ... 6 Connecting Antennas ... 6 Connecting Speakers ... 7 Connecting Other Equipment ... 8 Putting the Batteries into the Remote Control ... 9 Basic and Common Operations ...
  • Page 6: Location Of The Buttons And Controls

    Location of the Buttons and Controls Become familiar with the buttons and controls on your unit. Main unit STANDBY MENU SP/LP2/LP4 LONG MODE MODE REC PAUSE HIGH SPEED CD MD Display Window COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR DISC LOADING MECHANISM –...
  • Page 7: Main Unit

    See pages in the parentheses for details. Main Unit 1 Disc trays (23) (Standby/On) button and STANDBY/ON lamp (11) 3 MENU button (14, 54 – 66) 4 Remote sensor 5 REC MODE button (38 – 40) 6 LONG MODE (SP/LP2/LP4) button (35 – 40) 7 REC PAUSE button and lamp (36) 8 HIGH-SPEED CD 3 MD button (37) 9 LINE button (11, 40)
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Remote Control LEVEL METER DIMMER LINE RM-SMXS6MDR REMOTE CONTROL * When using the remote control: For RDS operations, press RDS CONTROL on the remote control before using the buttons (5, 7, 8, 9, p and o). For entering MD titles, press MD 3 / 8 and MD TITLE on the remote control before using the buttons (7, 8, 9, p, and ;).
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started Unpacking After unpacking, check to be sure that you have all the following items. The number in the parenthesis indicates the quantity of the pieces supplied. • AM loop antenna (1) • FM antenna (1) • Remote control (1) •...
  • Page 10: Connecting Speakers

    AM antenna AM loop antenna (supplied) If cords are covered with insulation, twist the core of the cord at the end of each cord, then remove the insulation. Connect the AM loop antenna to the AM LOOP terminals as illustrated. Turn the AM loop antenna until you have the best reception.
  • Page 11: Connecting Other Equipment

    Connecting Other Equipment You can connect the following equipment to this unit: • Cassette deck — used as a playback and recording device. By using the cassette deck, you can record any source played back on this unit. • Portable MD player — used as a playback device. •...
  • Page 12: Putting The Batteries Into The Remote Control

    NOW, you can plug in the unit and other connected equipment FINALLY! RIGHT LEFT SPEAKERS CAUTION: SPEAKER IMPEDENCE 6 16 When connecting the AC power cord into a wall outlet, the unit automatically starts display demonstration. To stop and cancel the display demonstration, press ENTER/DEMO during display demonstration.
  • Page 13: Basic And Common Operations

    Basic and Common Operations The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 10 to 14). Remote control LEVEL METER DIMMER LINE Main unit STANDBY MENU LEVEL METER DIMMER LINE RM-SMXS6MDR REMOTE CONTROL STANDBY COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR MENU...
  • Page 14: Turning On The Power

    Turning On the Power When you press the play button (3 / 8) for a particular source or the source selecting buttons such as FM/AM and LINE, the unit automatically turns on (and starts playback if the source is ready). •...
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume You can adjust the volume level only while the unit is turned on. When using the remote control, press VOLUME + to increase the volume or press VOLUME – to decrease it. When using the unit, turn VOLUME clockwise to increase the volume or counterclockwise to decrease it.
  • Page 16: Selecting The Level Meter

    Selecting the Level Meter You can select the audio level meter in the main display. To select the level meter, press LEVEL METER on the remote control. • Each time you press the button, the level meter alternates between “METER 1” and “METER 2.” Ex.
  • Page 17: Creating Your Own Sound Mode - Manual Mode

    To check the sound mode currently selected, press SOUND once while the SOUND indicator is lit. The currently selected sound mode screen will appear in the main display. Ex. When “HALL” is currently selected When using the unit, you can select the sound modes by using the menu (see page 62).
  • Page 18: Listening To Fm And Am (Mw/Lw) Broadcasts

    Listening to FM and AM (MW/LW) Broadcasts The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 15 to 21). Remote control You cannot use the buttons on the front panel to operate the RDS functions. Use the buttons on the remote control.
  • Page 19: Tuning In A Station

    Tuning in a Station Press FM/AM. The unit automatically turns on and tunes in the previously tuned station (either FM or AM–MW/LW). • Each time you press the button, the band alternates between FM and AM. Tune into a station. On the remote control: Press and hold ¡...
  • Page 20: Tuning In A Preset Station

    To preset stations manually — Manual Presetting Tune in the station you want to preset. • See “Tuning in a Station” on page 16. Press SET. The preset number starts flashing. Select a preset number. On the remote control: Press the number buttons. Ex.
  • Page 21: Changing The Rds Information

    More about RDS • Not all FM stations provide RDS signals, nor do all RDS stations provide the same services. If in doubt, check with local radio stations for details on RDS in your area. • RDS may not work correctly if the received station is not transmitting the signals properly or if the signal strength is weak.
  • Page 22: Switching To A Program Type Of Your Choice Temporarily

    Press PTY SEARCH again. While searching, the selected PTY code appears and “SEARCH” flashes in the main display. The unit searches 30 preset FM stations, stops when it finds the one you have selected, and tunes in that station. To continue searching after the first stop: Press PTY SEARCH again while the indications in the main display are flashing.
  • Page 23: How The Eon Function Actually Works

    How the EON function actually works: CASE 1 If there is no station broadcasting the program you have selected The unit continues tuning in the current station. « When a station starts broadcasting the program you have selected, the unit automatically switches to the station.
  • Page 24: Description Of The Pty Codes

    Description of the PTY codes: None: Undefined. News: News. Affairs: Topical program expanding or enlarging upon the news — debate, or analysis. Info: Programs the purpose of which is to impart advice in the widest sense. Sport: Programs concerned with any aspect of sports.
  • Page 25: Playing Back Cds

    Playing Back CDs The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 22 to 27). Remote control Main unit DISC MENU LEVEL METER DIMMER LINE RM-SMXS6MDR REMOTE CONTROL STANDBY COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR MENU SP/LP2/LP4 LONG...
  • Page 26: Loading Cds

    Loading CDs On the unit ONLY: Press one of the open/close buttons (0 CD1, 0 CD2, or 0 CD3) for the disc tray you want to load a CD onto. The unit automatically turns on and the selected disc tray comes out. Place a CD correctly on the circle of the disc tray, with its label side up.
  • Page 27: Basic Cd Operations

    Basic CD Operations While playing a CD, you can do the following operations. To exchange CDs during playback of another Press the open/close button (0 CD1, 0 CD2, or 0 CD3) corresponding to a disc number not currently being played to eject that disc tray and exchange the CD.
  • Page 28 Program other tracks you want. • To program tracks from the same disc, repeat step 5 . • To program tracks from a different disc, repeat steps 4 and 5 . Press CD 3 / 8. The tracks are played in the order you have programed. On the unit: You have to use the menu for the following operations.
  • Page 29: Playing At Random - Random Play

    If you try to program a 33rd step “CD PROGRAM FULL” will appear in the main display. If your entry is ignored You have tried to program a track from an empty tray, or a track number that does not exist on the CD (for example, selecting track 14 on a CD that only has 12 tracks).
  • Page 30: Repeating Tracks Or Cds - Repeat Play

    Repeating Tracks or CDs — Repeat Play You can have all the CDs, the program or the individual track currently playing repeat as many times as you like. To repeat play, press REPEAT on the remote control during or before playing. •...
  • Page 31: Playing Back An Md

    Playing Back an MD The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 28 to 32). Remote control Main unit MENU LEVEL METER DIMMER LINE RM-SMXS6MDR REMOTE CONTROL STANDBY COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR MENU SP/LP2/LP4 LONG...
  • Page 32: Playing Back The Entire Md - Normal Play

    Playing Back the Entire MD — Normal Play You can play an MD. Before inserting an MD, turn on the unit; otherwise, you cannot insert it. Insert an MD into the MD loading slot. The MD is pulled in automatically. The MD insertion indicator ( Insert an MD in the same way as indicated on the MD.
  • Page 33: Programing The Playing Order Of The Tracks - Program Play

    To go to another track On the remote control: Press ¢ (¡) or 4 (1) repeatedly. • ¢ (¡) : Skips to the beginning of the next or succeeding tracks. • 4 (1) : Goes back to the beginning of the current or previous tracks.
  • Page 34: Playing At Random - Random Play

    4) Press SET. “MD PROGRAM” appears in the main display. The PRGM indicator also lights. Select the tracks. 1) Push the joy control rightward ( ) or leftward ( ) to select the track number. 2) Press SET. Ex. When selecting track 5 3) Repeat steps 1) and 2) to program other tracks.
  • Page 35: Repeating Tracks - Repeat Play

    Press MD 3 / 8. The tracks are played at random. Random play ends when all the tracks are played once. On the unit: You have to use the menu for the following operations. For general information on the menu, see pages 60 and 61. Load an MD.
  • Page 36: Recording On Mds

    Recording on MDs The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 33 to 40). For recording operations, you mainly use the buttons and controls on the unit. Main unit STANDBY MENU MENU SP/LP2/LP4 LONG...
  • Page 37: Before You Start Recording

    Before You Start Recording • It may be unlawful to record or play back copyrighted material without the consent of the copyright owner. • The sampling frequency rate converter built in the MD recorder allows you to record a digital source if its sampling frequency is 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 48 kHz.
  • Page 38 Stereo Long-Hour Recording (MDLP) On conventional MD recorders, 2 times long-hour recording on MDs has been possible only in monaural sound, but this unit allows for 2 times or 4 times long- hour recording without losing stereo sound. This feature can be used for any recording method provided with this unit.
  • Page 39: Recording Any Sound Source - Standard Recording

    About High-Speed Recording There are some restrictions to observe for high-speed recording (exceeding normal speed) to protect copyrights. (HCMS: see page 69.) This unit is so designed that a song (track) recorded from a CD using high-speed recording cannot be re- recorded until 74 minutes elapse after the previous recording started.
  • Page 40: Recording Cds - Cd Synchronized Recording

    When recording a CD: Press CD # / 8. When recording from external equipment: Start playback. • For details, see the manual supplied with your equipment. To stop recording for a moment, press REC PAUSE (or MD REC PAUSE) again. To resume recording, press MD # / 8 again.
  • Page 41: One Cd Synchronized Recording

    To record a single track during play or pause Press HIGH-SPEED CD 3 MD while playing back or pausing a CD track you want to record. The playback of that CD track is stopped, and the same track starts playing from the beginning again. This time, the MD recorder starts recording the CD track.
  • Page 42: First Track Recording

    Prepare a CD. • Place a CD on one of the disc tray (CD 1, CD 2, or CD 3), press CD # / 8, then 7 before going to the next step. Press DISC to select the disc you want to record. •...
  • Page 43: Recording The External Equipment - Sound Synchronized Recording

    Press the open/close button (0 CD1, 0 CD2, or 0 CD3) for the CDs already played to replace the CDs. • You can change CDs to continue the First Track Recording using more than 3 CDs. When the first track of the last loaded CD is recorded, First Track Recording stops.
  • Page 44: Editing Mds

    Editing MDs The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 41 to 46). Main unit TITLE/EDIT ENTER /DEMO STANDBY COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR MENU SP/LP2/LP4 LONG MODE MODE REC PAUSE HIGH SPEED DISC LOADING MECHANISM CD MD...
  • Page 45: Introducing Md Editing Functions

    Introducing MD Editing Functions A recorded MD can be edited in many ways. The MD editing functions include dividing, joining, moving, erasing tracks, erasing the entire disc, and more than one of them can be combined as required. Dividing a track (DIVIDE) : Page 43 This function divides a track by adding a track marking(s) in the desired point(s) in the middle or where you want to search later.
  • Page 46: Divide Function

    DIVIDE Function This function allows you to divide one track into two separate tracks. It is useful, for example, when you want to add track marks at a certain point within a track or if you want to separate a recording. •...
  • Page 47: Join Function

    JOIN Function This function allows you to join two adjacent tracks into one track. • To stop any time during editing process, press TITLE/ EDIT. Insert an MD you want to edit into the MD loading slot. • It takes about 5 seconds for the unit to read the TOC (Table Of Contents) of the inserted MD.
  • Page 48: Erase Function

    Push the joy control downward ( ) to select “MOVE” (highlighted), then press SET. Push the joy control downward ( ) or upward ( ) to select the track you want to move. Press SET. Ex. When you want to move track 3 •...
  • Page 49: All Erase Function

    Press SET. “ ” appears between track number and track title. “ ” means the track in the same line will be erased when you finish the editing procedure. Ex. When you want to erase track 3 • If you have selected a wrong track number, press CANCEL, then select the correct track number.
  • Page 50: Making Your Own Titles And Screens

    Making Your Own Titles and Screens The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 47 to 52). Main unit STANDBY MENU TITLE/EDIT ENTER /DEMO Remote control STANDBY COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR MENU SP/LP2/LP4 LONG...
  • Page 51: Assigning Titles To An Md

    Assigning Titles to an MD You can assign a name to each MD and to each track using alphabetic characters (uppercase and lowercase), symbols and numerals. Once a title is assigned, it is displayed for your confirmation. • You cannot edit titles composed of more than 61 characters.
  • Page 52 Input a character. • Ex. When entering “H” 1) Push the joy control horizontally ( / ) and vertically ( / ) until “H” is selected. Character entry position 2) Press SET. The selected character is entered, and the character entry position moves to the next.
  • Page 53 Changing the Title You can make a correction or change the title. Follow steps 1 to 5 of page 48. Select the character you want to correct, referring to step 7 on page 49. • Make sure that the character you want to change is flashing.
  • Page 54 Press SET to enter the selected title entry mode. Character entry position Press CHARACTER to select the character set you want. • Each time you press the button, the character sets change as follows: Capital letters Numerals Input a character. 1) Press the character entry button for a character you want to input.
  • Page 55: Creating Your Own Opening And Ending Screens

    Changing the Title You can make a correction or change the title. Follow steps 1 to 5 of pages 50 and 51. Press ø (10) or Ø (+10) to select the character you want to correct. • Make sure that the character you want to change is flashing.
  • Page 56: Using The Timers

    Using the Timers The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 53 to 59). Main unit STANDBY STANDBY MENU MENU Remote control COMPACT COMPONENT MD SYSTEM MX-S6MDR SP/LP2/LP4 LONG MODE MODE REC PAUSE HIGH SPEED DISC LOADING MECHANISM...
  • Page 57: Setting The Clock

    There are three timers available — Recording Timer, Daily Timer, and Sleep Timer. Before using these timers, you need to set the clock built in the unit. To set the clock, Recording Timer and Daily Timer, you have to use the menu. (See pages 60 and 61.) Setting the Clock You can set the clock whether the unit is turned on or in standby mode.
  • Page 58 On the unit ONLY: Press MENU. Ex. When the unit is turned on, and the source is CD (but not playing) Push the joy control downward ( ) to select “REC ON/OFF” (highlighted). • If you cannot select “REC ON/OFF,” you have not finished setting the built-in clock.
  • Page 59: Using Daily Timer

    Push the joy control rightward ( ) or leftward ( ) to select the recording length mode. • The recording length mode changes as follows: (2 Times Long Play) (Standard Play) (4 Times Long Play) Press SET. The timer ( ) and REC indicators stop flashing, and remain lit.
  • Page 60 Call up the Daily Timer Setup screen. 1) Push the joy control rightward ( ) or leftward ( ) to select “DAILY SET UP.” • The items on the menu change as follows: REC ON/OFF CLOCK SET DAILY SET UP 2) Press SET.
  • Page 61 If you have selected “MD – – –” as the source in the above step, select a track number. Push the joy control downward ( ) or upward ( ) to select a track number, then press SET. • If you press SET without selecting a track number, the first track starts playing when the unit is turned on with the Daily Timer.
  • Page 62: Using Sleep Timer

    Using Sleep Timer With Sleep Timer, you can fall asleep to your favorite music. You can set Sleep Timer when the unit is turned on. How Sleep Timer actually works The unit automatically turns off after the specified time length passes. On the remote control ONLY: Press SLEEP.
  • Page 63: Using The Other Convenient Functions

    Using the Other Convenient Functions The buttons and controls enlarged in the illustration below are used and explained in this section (pages 60 to 66). Main unit STANDBY MENU MENU You cannot use the remote control for the menu operations explained in this section. Use only buttons on the unit.
  • Page 64 The following functions are selected and operated through the menu screens. • Menus you can see on the screen vary according to the operating condition of the unit. Ex. This menu appears when the source is CD (with the unit turned on, but not playing) •...
  • Page 65: Sound Setting

    Sound Setting Selecting the sound modes You can select one of the 6 preset sound modes (3 surround modes and 3 SEA – Sound Effect Amplifier – modes) and 1 manual mode. Press MENU. The menu screen appears in the main display. Push the joy control downward ( ) to select “SOUND”...
  • Page 66: Display Setting

    Push the joy control rightward ( ) or leftward ( ) to select the play mode you want. • The playback modes change as follows: When the source is “CD” RANDOM PROGRAM CONTINUE • See pages 25 and 26 for details. When the source is “MD”...
  • Page 67 More on the display color • The colors shown in the display cannot be always reproduced precisely. Due to the circumstances (room temperature, etc.) where the unit is used, colors may vary slightly. • When you change the color of the main display, the display may seem to move back and forth;...
  • Page 68: External Source Setting

    Push the joy control downward ( ) to select “CONTRAST ADJ.,” then press SET. • When shipped from the factory, contrast level is set to +40. Push and hold the joy control upward ( ) or downward ( ) to adjust the contrast. •...
  • Page 69: Auto Power Off Setting

    Push the joy control downward ( ) — or upward ( ) — to select the source name. • When the source is the external equipment connected to the LINE 1 jacks: You can select from “LINE1” (Initial setting), “TAPE,” “DBS,” “VCR,” “TV,” and “GAME.” •...
  • Page 70: Maintenance

    Maintenance To get the best performance of the unit, keep your discs and mechanism clean. General Notes In general, you will have the best performance by keeping your CDs, MDs and the mechanism clean. • Store CDs and MDs in their cases, and keep them in cabinets or on shelves.
  • Page 71: Additional Information

    Additional Information MD Disc Types There are two types of MDs: Premastered (prerecorded) and Recordable (blank). Premastered MDs Premastered MDs, which have been recorded at music studio, can be played back like regular CDs. On an MD of this type, data is recorded as the presence or absence of tiny pits.
  • Page 72: Scms (Serial Copy Management System)

    SCMS (Serial Copy Management System) The MD recorder integrated to this unit uses the Serial Copy Management System which allows only first-generation digital copies to be made of premastered software (like CDs or prerecorded MDs). 1st Generation ABCD EFG HCMS (High-speed Copy Management System) Now onto recordable MDs (minidiscs), you can record (copy) sound at a recording speed exceeding the normal speed.
  • Page 73: Md Messages

    MD Messages Message BLANK DISC CANNOT JOIN CANNOT LISTEN! DISC ERROR DISC FULL EMERGENCY STOP HCMS CANNOT COPY MD LOAD ERROR MD NO DISC NON-AUDIO CANNOT COPY PLAYBACK DISC DISC PROTECTED SCMS CANNOT COPY Signification The disc is blank. You are trying to join tracks which cannot be joined.
  • Page 74: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you are having a problem with your unit, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service. If you cannot solve the problem from the hints given here, or the unit has been physically damaged, call a qualified person, such as your dealer, for service.
  • Page 75: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier Output Power (IEC 268-3/DIN): 19 W per channel, min. RMS, both channels driven into at 1 kHz, with no more than 0.9% total harmonic distortion Audio input sensitivity/Impedance (at 1 kHz) Analog input: LINE 1: 190 mV/47 k (at “INPUT Level 1”) 500 mV/47 k (at “INPUT Level 2”) LINE 2: 45 mV/47 k (at “INPUT Level 1”)
  • Page 76 English Display Demonstration Each time you plug the power cord to the AC outlet. Display demonstration starts automatically in the main display. To stop and cancel the display demonstration, press ENTER/DEMO on the unit so that “DEMO OFF!” appears in the main display. •...
  • Page 77: Safety Instructions

    “SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT” This equipment has been disigned and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. Do read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.

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