Digital home theater component, digital sound projector, digital audio server, digital audio terminal, optional speaker system, plasma display monitor, digital cinema projector, digital home theatre receiver, dvd player, dvd changer, home theatre speaker (44 pages)
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 1 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ADVANCED OPERATIONS FEATURES ..........2 SYSTEM OPTIONS ......46 MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW..3 Auto Play function ........46 The server ..........4 Auto Level Control function....46 The client ..........4 Selecting the output ........
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Client (MCX-C15) Client (MCX-A10) • You can combine up to seven wired and wireless connections as long as you use no more than five wireless connections. • Compared with wireless networks, wired networks can carry data over greater distances and to more clients.
MCX-1000 Digital Audio Server The server can store approximately 1,000 music CDs in MP3 format or 100 music CDs in PCM format on its internal hard disk drive for playback from the server or its connected clients. The server automatically stores song, artist and album names as well as genre information for each CD during the recording process, allowing easy access to your music without the need to enter any data manually.
MCX-IB15 DC power cable (2 m) x 2 CAT-5 cable (straight, 2 m) DC OUT +12V +12V DC IN 12V AV IN Spacers x 4 Note Depending on the wiring configuration method used during installation, additional parts may be required.
Displays information on client settings and songs. Switches the client between the sleep and power on modes. p / s (play/stop) Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset your system. Starts and stops playback of the selected song. Controller MENU...
DC IN GND +12V VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT jack Connect to the video input on your TV or monitor to view the content of the client’s front panel display. +12V terminal The supplied DC power cable must be connected to this terminal by a qualified technician during installation.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 9 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Bottom panel AV OUT AV OUT terminal Connect to the I/O box or MCX-CA15 using the supplied CAT-5 cable (straight). LAN terminal Connect to a network using a commercially...
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 10 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Remote control Cursor buttons u / d / j / i / SELECT Moves the on-screen cursor and selects chosen items in the on-screen display. MCX-3 WD01440 PLAY INFO.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 11 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS button Switches the client between the sleep and power on modes. VOL – / VOL + Increases or decreases the volume level of client playback. INPUT Switches the client’s input source when using the AV link function.
Lock icon until playback is complete (see page 20). You can lock clients from the server so that only the Album/artist name volume and mute functions are controllable from the Displays the name of the album or artist for the song client.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 13 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Current action mode icon Indicates the current action being taken by the client. s : Playback is stopped. p : A song is being played back. e : Playback is paused.
Network connection icon Top Menu Library Recall Play If the client is unable to connect to the server, it continues displaying the “Connecting...” message. Press any button on the client to cancel the connection process, then check that MCX-C15 your client network connection settings are MENU correct (see page 54).
Using the front panel controller The remote control transmits a directional infrared beam. Be sure to aim the remote control directly at Moving the controller in the directions indicated on the remote control signal receiver on the front panel the front panel of the client performs the same during operation.
(page 20), OFF TIMER ON TIMER play back songs at random from within a playback group (page 21), or play back all of the songs in the currently selected group (page 22). Press and hold MENU until the Top Menu screen is displayed.
Press f to search forward during playback. To Darkness On The Edge O search backward, press w . You cannot search any farther than the beginning or end of a song using these buttons. Press u / d to choose a specific song...
Adjusting the volume Playback skips to the next song each time you press a . To skip to the beginning of the song currently Use the following procedure to increase or decrease being played, press b once. To skip to the the volume level of the output from the client.
Press i to increase the value of the Adjusting the tone setting, and press j to decrease the You can adjust the nature of the sound output by the value. client. You can change these settings to create sound Press SELECT or MENU to confirm the value with strong deep bass, or to emphasize the treble.
You can use this function for repeated playback of a single song or all of the songs in a playback group. You can change the time display on the Play Info For a detailed description on playback groups, see screen so that it displays either the time elapsed page 16.
Random playback mode You can use this function for random playback of songs within the selected playback group. To choose a playback group, press p in step 4 or 5 MCX-C15 in “Listening to songs stored on the server” (page 16).
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 22 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM BASIC FUNCTIONS Front panel operation Group playback mode You can use this function to define the range of songs for playback when using the normal playback mode, Repeat playback mode (page 20) and Random playback mode (page 21).
Top Menu Notes Library Recall Play • If a FAVORITES button that has not yet been assigned is pressed, the message “Not assigned” appears briefly in the front panel display. Press u / d to choose “Artists” and • If a FAVORITES button is pressed while the client press SELECT.
REPEAT the number of the FAVORITES button you GROUP PLAY GROUP RECALL registered appears to the left of the name of the OFF TIMER ON TIMER artist. Set "Favorites" Assign to Press and hold MENU until the Top Menu screen is displayed.
(1 through 4) and press SELECT. FAVORITES The display returns to the previous screen and the number of the FAVORITES button you SELECT registered appears to the left of the name of the AV amplifier. BOOKMARK PLAY MENU INPUT INFO.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 26 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose “Library” and Press u / d to choose a FAVORITES press SELECT. button (1 through 4) and press SELECT. The display returns to the previous screen, and...
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 27 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM HANDY FUNCTIONS To clear FAVORITES button Press u / d to choose “Clear FAV1”, assignments “Clear FAV2”, “Clear FAV3”, “Clear FAV4” or “Clear All” and press SELECT. MCX-3 WD01440 The appropriate assignment is cleared.
Playlist The following statistical data is available: Song Statistics Times played: Displays songs in order of the number of times they have been played. Press u / d to choose the statistic you want to view and press SELECT. Recently played songs: Displays songs in order starting with the most Song Statisti...
• When playback of the song you select is finished, Menu screen is displayed. playback of the next song in the playlist begins. • If you want to play back all of the songs in a Press u / d to choose “Library” and playlist, press at the end of step 5.
OFF TIMER ON TIMER Press and hold RECALL. RECALL Press BOOKMARK to bookmark the song. A check mark ( ) appears next to the song name. To remove the bookmark, press BOOKMARK once more. Press one of the following: 00:06...
Edit Bookmark Song Statistics Bookmarks Press u / d to choose “Copy to Playlist” and press SELECT. Press u / d to choose a song and press Edit Bookmark SELECT. Playback of the selected song begins. Copy to Playlist Clear All...
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 33 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM HANDY FUNCTIONS To clear all bookmarks Press p to create the playlist. The client creates a new playlist in the default MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY collection (“Collection 1”) on the server, and...
Press PLAY to clear, switches off automatically after the specified period < to cancel. of time. For example, this function is handy if you want to listen to music while going to sleep. The ON Timer and OFF Timer functions can be used simultaneously.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 35 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM HANDY FUNCTIONS To switch the OFF Timer function Press u / d to choose the desired on and off number of minutes before the client automatically switches to sleep mode. MCX-3 WD01440...
HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose “ON Timer” and ON Timer function press SELECT. You can use this function to set the client to Setup automatically switch on and begin playback at a OFF Timer specified time. For example, this function is handy if ON Timer you want to wake up to music.
Time” - “Time Display”, then choose “24 hours” 6:00 AM or “12 hours (AM/PM)”, and press SELECT. Press u / d / j / i to choose “OK” and press To cancel the ON Timer setting, press u / d to SELECT.
SELECT. The Play Info screen appears and Broadcast Notes playback begins on the client you are operating. • One or more clients must be set up on the server Recall Play before Broadcast playback will begin. Server • Starting Broadcast playback on a client or the...
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 39 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM HANDY FUNCTIONS To remove clients from Broadcast playback MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY MUTE FAVORITES SELECT BOOKMARK PLAY MENU INPUT INFO. PAUSE RANDOM STOP STOP REPEAT button GROUP PLAY GROUP RECALL OFF TIMER ON TIMER Press s .
42. from the external component connected to the MCX-CA15. Notes • While a song stored on the server is being played Input back from the client, no sound is output from the Server external component connected to the MCX-CA15.
Menu screen is displayed. receiver radio station presets Press u / d to choose “Library” and You can use your client to enjoy radio stations preset press SELECT. on a YAMAHA AV receiver if one is connected to the server. All stations preset on your YAMAHA AV Top Menu receiver are available for selection.
MCX-CA15 or I/O box. Note Notes The IR flasher must be positioned so that it is in • Only YAMAHA AV receivers currently support direct line with the IR receiver of the connected the AV link function.
Amp:RX-V2400/DSP... Setup Zone:Main Output Input:CD Amplifier Notes Press u / d to choose the name of the • “MCX-CA15” is set as the default YAMAHA receiver connected to the client and AV amplifier. press SELECT. • When “MCX-IB15” is set in the “Amplifier”...
+ (GROUP) buttons connected to your server. • You cannot use this function when the server is in Broadcast mode because the server can only distribute one source signal at a time to clients. To change the volume output level of the connected •...
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 45 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS Press u / d to choose “External Inputs” and press SELECT. Library Bookmarks External Inputs Press u / d to choose “Optical”, “Coaxial” or “Analog” and press SELECT.
Auto Level Control function You can use this function to automatically resume The server stores songs at the same volume level as playback of the last song the client played before the their original source. This function allows you to client was placed in sleep mode.
SYSTEM OPTIONS Press u / d to choose “Auto Level Selecting the output Control” and press SELECT. You can use this function to select the output control Setup method of the client. In most cases, such as when Auto Play using the MCX-CA15, choose “Variable”.
Press u / d to choose “System Setup” - “Date/ Time” - “Time Display”, then choose “24 hours” or “12 hours (AM/PM)”, and press SELECT. Press u / d / j / i to choose “OK” and press SELECT. Note The client automatically switches to sleep mode if...
Depending on the location of your client, you may Contrast want to alter the contrast of the display for easier viewing. Darker settings make for easier viewing at night, while brighter settings make for easier viewing during the daytime.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 50 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM DISPLAY SETTINGS Press u / d to choose “ON” or “OFF” Screen Saver function and press SELECT. The client features an on-screen display Screen Screen Saver Saver function, which when enabled, runs automatically if no action is performed for 2 minutes or longer.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 51 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM SYSTEM SETTINGS Press u / d to choose “Information” Checking system and press SELECT. information Information about the current firmware version is displayed. You can check the system information for your...
MENU INPUT INFO. PAUSE RANDOM STOP REPEAT You cannot reset the client to the factory presets if it GROUP PLAY GROUP RECALL is locked from the server. See “To unlock a client OFF TIMER ON TIMER from the server” (page 53).
Press SELECT to remove the check from the checkbox, then press Press u / d / j / i and SELECT to enter u / d / j / i to choose “OK” and press the password, then choose “OK” and SELECT.
Press u / d to choose “Status” and using the following procedure. press SELECT. If they are incorrect (for example, you cannot access the server), refer to the Install Manual (page 21) for Network details on how to manually configure the network Status settings for your client.
TROUBLESHOOTING Refer to the chart below when this unit does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instruction below does not help, stop using this unit and disconnect the power cord, then contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 56 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy Refer to page None of the The client is locked from the Use the server to remove the lock. controls other server. MCX-1000 than the volume Owner’s...
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 57 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy Refer to page The STATUS The protection circuitry on the Check that the speaker wires are indicator of the MCX-CA15 has been activated not touching each other.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 58 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM QUICK MENU REFERENCE The following chart is a convenient reference guide for finding menus and parameters when you want to perform an operation on the client in a hurry. Artists (page 16)
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 59 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM GLOSSARY This manual uses a number of terms that, though not specific to the MusicCAST system, are not in general everyday use. In addition, some terms are used in a slightly unusual context. These words are listed alphabetically and in context below, along with an explanation of their meaning.
A cable for connecting two components on a Local Controller Area Network (LAN). The device on the front panel of the server and client Network used for entering data and navigating through the A network is a collection of electronic components menus contained in these two components.
00_MCX-C15_Owner_UB.book Page 61 Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:32 PM GLOSSARY Software Menu A display consisting of a multiple choice style list of options that you can choose from. Menus are displayed on the on-screen display of the client and server.
• Power consumption ................................5 W • Operation temperature............................+5°C to +35°C • Dimensions (W x H x D)................120 x 120 x 106 mm (4-3/4” x 4-3/4” x 4-3/16”) • Weight (without AC adaptor) ........................0.6 kg (1 lbs 5 oz) The above specifications are subject to change without notice.
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